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What DVD / Video did you watch last night? (pt3)

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by editor, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    favourite murder? Bumping off the vicar for me
     
  2. flypanam

    flypanam “There is no reason for restraint”

    I though Lady Agatha's demise was very funny.
     
  3. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    I shot an arrow in the air...
     
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  4. Pac man

    Pac man Well-Known Member

    The Salvation 2014. Solid western revenge thriller, small amount of subtitles for first 5 minutes. Great film.
     
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  5. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby If specified, this will replace the title

    Spooks: For the Greater Good.

    Basically, big budget version of the show. Reasonable. Nice few nods to previous storylines.
     
  6. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    1st ep of crisis on earth x

    its the usual 4 parter four show crossover CW DC thing. The last one was quite good but this ones a bit shit so far. I mean, its CW and its Supergirl so you expect a bit of superhero soap opera but really, shit. American comics/comic shows have rediscovered their love of punching nazis and having nazis as the baddies again and its ok in some places (agents of shield pulled it off admirably) but this is just cheap now
     
  7. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby If specified, this will replace the title

    Heavy Metal. Animated anthology type thing from another era. Mostly dated and misogynist.

    On the plus side, good metal sountrack and Dan O' Bannon and Berni Wrightson were involved.
     
  8. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    I've just watched part 3 of this and yeah, the Trump / Far Right baiting is heavy handed to the point of eye-rolling, but good for the odd laugh.

    I've found myself fast forwarding most of the relationship bits (with the exception of Sara Lance seducing Supergirl's sister, because that was to be expected and still funny).

    Action scenes were decent, the Church fight was more interesting than any of the Steppenwolf fights in Justice League for a start.

    It's nice to occasionally watch something not taking itself entirely seriously, but it's very inconsistent.
     
  9. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    whatsis face out of Legends was Good Value For Money as always 'Best wedding ever' and he's not being ironic
     
  10. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    I nearly singled him out as a constant snarky highlight, Dom Purcell has clearly found his niche as an actor and is sticking with it :D

    I agree with him on Caitlin / Killer Frost too, it's Evil Willow from Buffy all over again :oops:
     
  11. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Good Time - indie thriller set in New York about a small time rubbish criminal who gets his mentally disabled brother jailed through his incompetence and needs to raise bail money to get him out of Rikers, where he is in danger of getting killed. Nothing goes to plan and he meets lots of interesting characters over one frantic night. He's not a sympathetic character at all (violent, manipulative and possibly ephebophiliac
    he makes on a move on a girl who looks to be about 11 or 12, despite her saying she's 16)
    ), and you only root for him cos of his poor brother, but it's brilliantly acted and shot and it's tense and bleak as fuck. All of this is underpinned by a throbbing Tangerine-Dreamesque score by Oneohtrix Point Never. Directed by Benny & Josh Sabdie - need to check out their other films. They're ones to watch.
     
  12. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Limitless (2011) - IMDb
    Weird film about a struggling author who takes these random pills that makes him mega intelligent and then gets caught up in all sorts of stuff and then of course the drugs run out, but it seems silly to be that the this now incredibly smart dude, can't figure it out for himself!
    5/10

    Logan Lucky (2017) - IMDb
    Kylo Ren and his brothers attempt to pull off a massive heist while at a NASCAR festival. Its nothing special. and it's no brainer, a bit like the ocean's films. It passes the time and doesn't offend and has a few laughs.
    6/10
     
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  13. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara channelling Lynda Day

    Wild Tales. Absolutely brilliant :D We haven't laughed so much in ages.
     
  14. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Super Dark Times (2017) - IMDb
    Dark is about right for this, teenagers mucking around, with, frankly, something they shouldn't be mucking around with, end up having a massive accident that results in the death of one of them. They hide the body and the evidence but it becomes clear two of the teens are struggling to contain the information. One goes paranoid, the other turns sadistic violent which all leads to an bloody conclusion.
    7/10
     
  15. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Really liked this film and the main actor was very good.
     
  16. catinthehat

    catinthehat Failed VK = Replicant

    Hross í oss (2013) - IMDb
    Of Horses and Men. An Icelandic film I have been meaning to watch for ages and it was as good as expected. If you liked Runtur (Rams) you should like this one.
     
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  17. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    American Honey - stunningly good film.
     
  18. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Okja. A very enjoyable watch. It felt like it had a real old fashioned structure, with loads of jeopardy and a good old fashioned denouement, plus an ace child lead. Plus who doesn't love a cute super pig?
     
  19. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is back in the US and picking right up from an excellent 4th Season with a great double length premiere episode.

    Several wtf moments, some great visuals, a few knowing nods to the silliness and a cast that works so well together it feels like Buffy in it's heyday.

    Suffice to say I'm enjoying it.
     
  20. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    Mayhem
    A funny and violent office revenge story. A virus removes that superego and leaves people raw id. Turns out everyone wants to kill the boss. 6/10


    Blade of the Immortal pt 1

    its not actually in two parts but it is now because I watched half. Its good, Takeshi Miike directs, immortal warrior, ancient japan, lots of swordfighting. I'll rate it after I've seen pt 2 tonight
     
  21. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - IMDb
    Slow burner, but very capitvating final hour. The so called true story into the detection of Osama Bin Laden and his eventual execution.
    7/10

    Trance (2013) - IMDb
    Guy is part of a plot to rob a painting, bumps head, loses memory, his gang hire a hypnotist to assist in getting him to remember where the painting is and the plot thickens.
    8/10

    High Fidelity (2000) - IMDb
    re-watch of one of my favourite films. Who doesn't enjoy doing a top 5 break ups list.
     
  22. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

    A film that I still find difficult to like - largely because of the Ewoks, another bloody Death Star, Leia's 'golden' outfit, and the killing of Boba Fett in such 'throwaway' manner. With each iteration it just becomes more problematic. I hate this.:mad:
     
  23. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    The Room.

    A 90s porn film without the sex. Or a commentary on a newly emergent form of femininity. Or a film in need of Janet Jacme (with a nod to the soundtrack).
     
  24. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    The first episode of Happy! It's based on a comic of the same name. Christopher Meloni plays a former cop-turned hitman. After a near fatal experience, he gains an imaginary friend...

    Great fun so far. Looking forward to seeing the next episode.
     
  25. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Agree, it's a terrible film, I really struggle with it.
     
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  26. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby If specified, this will replace the title

    Yeah but Jabba, Palpatine, the scooters through the forest. And Boba Fett's death was fine, he didn't deserve a big scene 'cos he's barely in Emprie.
     
  27. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I think it's the most entertaining out of the three, largely because of the Ewoks
     
  28. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

     
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  29. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    This is just wrong.

    Do you remember 'Caravan of Courage'?

    :)
     
  30. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw "Ride me sideways" was another one

    Endor would have been catastrophically devastated by the destruction of the second Death Star. Debris gonna follow the rules of physics. So it is perfect fan service for the two camps a) yay plucky Ewoks, and b) they all die eventually anyway

    See also: Independence Day
     

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