Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by editor, Jul 25, 2010.
favourite murder? Bumping off the vicar for me
I though Lady Agatha's demise was very funny.
I shot an arrow in the air...
The Salvation 2014. Solid western revenge thriller, small amount of subtitles for first 5 minutes. Great film.
Spooks: For the Greater Good.
Basically, big budget version of the show. Reasonable. Nice few nods to previous storylines.
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
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.
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.
whatsis face out of Legends was Good Value For Money as always 'Best wedding ever' and he's not being ironic
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
I agree with him on Caitlin / Killer Frost too, it's Evil Willow from Buffy all over again
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.
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!
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.
Wild Tales. Absolutely brilliant We haven't laughed so much in ages.
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.
Really liked this film and the main actor was very good.
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.
American Honey - stunningly good film.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
High Fidelity (2000) - IMDb
re-watch of one of my favourite films. Who doesn't enjoy doing a top 5 break ups list.
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.
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).
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.
Agree, it's a terrible film, I really struggle with it.
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.
I think it's the most entertaining out of the three, largely because of the Ewoks
This is just wrong.
Do you remember 'Caravan of Courage'?
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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