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

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

  1. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Darkest Hour. Gary Oldman might well get his long-deserved Best Actor Oscar for this, but it's not that great a film. There's a sequence set in the Underground towards the end that is just so jarring and so unlikely that it really spoils the rest of it.
  2. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle.

    It wasn't a bunch of laughs by any means. I was happy and sad to see Greebo in it making her voice heard.

    It's a shocking exposure of the decline of social housing in this country and it didn't offer any signs of hope for improvement.
  3. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

    Inland Empire - David Lynch oddity from 2006. Still letting it settle in. The imagery and especially the soundscapes/soundtrack is scratched on my brain.

    The only thing that could follow that was "Fishing with John". John Lurie goes fishing with Tom Waits in Jamaica, circa '92.

    Tom does his tall tales, puts a fish in his pants and gets sea sick.

    What's not to like?

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  4. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I hadn't seen it, but I really enjoyed this, will certainly now dig out the room itself and give it a watch. I don't think it really matters if you've seen it or not, if anything, not seeing it, makes you want to watch it, where as those who have seen it, will just appreciate this maybe slightly more than those who haven't. Overall it's a well made and enjoyable film to watch. Would be brilliant if this does get some recognition at the academy awards.
  5. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    Definitely worth doing, I think it can only enrich your viewing of TDA.

  6. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Finally got around to The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford.

    Long, but possibly one of the best shot films I've ever seen, the whole thing was full of atmosphere and tension. Narration felt a bit overly wanky at times, but was useful in filling in some backstory.

    Brad Pitt good (but not really stretching himself), Casey Affleck and the other supporting actors are brilliant as Ford and the rest of the James gang.

    Great music too.
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  7. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018)

    Some great acting and moments where the dialogue works very well indeed. 7/10
  8. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    McDormand for the Oscar?
  9. Mordi

    Mordi Amoral adventurist

    Been thinking to watch this again. But I'm not sure watching the train robbery sequence will be as good on a smaller screen. Casey Affleck is fantastic.
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  10. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    It is a great performance, and she is very well supported too. It would be a justifiable decision.
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  11. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    Do you have anyone in mind for this year?
  12. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    McDormand. She's great and can't get enough awards imo.
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  13. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    Got around to watching Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

    Probably good to have waited, as it allowed expectations (Love the BD, who better than Luc "5th Element" Besson? Hah!) to settle a bit based on the luke-warm reviews.

    It's alright. It's gorgeous, and the world-building is great. But the story set inside that world? Meh. And the male lead? Where in the hell did they find someone with that level of screen presence? The ex-model who's the female lead acts circles around him, and she's no great shakes herself. The way that he basically tries to act like Keanu Reeves should remove any doubt that Reeves actually does have some talent.

    So terrible acting, meh story, fantastic world and gorgeous. I'm still giving it an "alright" because I want to like it. It's the fanboy in me, and Rihanna's cameo is fantastic.
    Quite frankly, if you want a shiny, whiz-bang SF film, Jupiter Rising was a lot better. The plot may have been utterly incoherent, but the leads did a decent job and it was lively. This one just sort of plods along most of the time.
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  14. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I just didn't get that at all. It was 30 minutes of randomness that did nothing for the story. The whole thing should have ended up on the cutting room floor and made the film shorter, which would have made it a bit more enjoyable.
  15. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Mother! - Not my favourite of his films, thought it was pretentious.

    Bladerunner 2049 - Decent film but I was expecting something like the Korean movie, Natural City.
  16. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    It was decorative, though. And since the rest of the film was very filler-ish anyhow...
  17. Ralph Llama


    Ghost in the shell- watered down but great.
    The Invitation - Brilliant horror!

    I love Lynch. Probably the best film artist EVER. Truly scary stuff, and I just love the way he connects different scenes together with subliminal images.
  18. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

    Documentary on Lovecraft; Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown.

    Fascinating and makes you realise how influential the man was. Also, the doc doesn't gloss over his racism. And it's a sad almost self-imposed isolation that he was in with real success always just out of reach. But 80 years on and what a legacy. I've come to the conclusion that a helluva lot of my comic/sci fi/film preferences since I was a kid owed big time to HP's writings. That said, I wasn't really aware of him until my teens and Grant Morrison carried on the Cthulu mythos in 2000AD.
  19. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Pickman's model
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  20. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

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  21. Ralph Llama


    Fuck me though is he a racist cunt.. I mean even when i was 10 when i first read all his stuff it made me sick.
  22. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

    Yeah, there's no excusing that. According to the doc, he mellowed in his later years but all the same. It does leave a bitter aftertaste.

    That said; what an incredible writer and spinner of frightful yarns! I see the influence he's had more clearly than ever now. He's the Kraftwerk of horror writers. Love Kraftwerk, me.
  23. Ralph Llama


    Absolutley.... the Cuthulu mythos is uber-cool !
    My favourite horror film -Evil Dead 2 - was inspired by his necronomicon.

    *torrents that doc
  24. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

    Alien and The Thing are also inspired by HP. Even Doctor Who...

    I would love to see a decent At the Mountains of Madness film.
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  25. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    He was born 25 years after the civil war and 18 years before Rosa Parks protests.
    We cant say he was right but i would like to think that if he'd been born and raised today he wouldn't have been racists because different times n all that. No guarantees though.

    Saying that maybe i should watch the documentary first. I don't actually know how he behaved.
    I'll see if i can find it now.
  26. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

    Here it is

  27. Ralph Llama


    Nice one :thumbs: Torrent only had one seed
    *grabs popcorn

    this is great First speaker -Neil Gaimian !
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2018
  28. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    Molly's Game

    This is Oscar bait, featuring a strong central performance from Jessica Chastain. Costner is good and Elba cranks his gears as fully as possible (perhaps a little too much). Is it a great film? No, but it will have strong support.

  29. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    I really liked the first hour or so, basically until the Russians turn up. Full-on Aaron Sorkin dialogue and full-steam-ahead narrative, which I enjoy in smallish doses, but the film rather limps over the finish line. Chastain is great throughout though.
  30. dfm

    dfm help I'm alive

    It took me two sittings to finish Molly's Game. I didn't really enjoy it as much as I was expecting so agree with 6/10. I'm probably going to rewatch Call Me By Your Name tonight as I enjoyed it so much:

    Call Me by Your Name (2017) - IMDb

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