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 slowtime

    'oh look theres a distraught looking sketchy woman wringing her hands. Cassandra? yeah its cassandra.' etc
     
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  2. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    OH briefly turned it on, first thing we saw was a bare arse bobbing up and down in a field. Left it at that.
     
  3. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Miss Sloane (2016) - IMDb
    Absolutely loved this, but then I do have a thing for American politics and combined with Jessica Chastain who is probably my favourite actress at the moment it was going to be a hit for me from the off. It's also a good time to watch this sort of film. It's centered around gun control, and American politicians almost have to be convinced or blackmailed into which way they are going to vote. With it being a mid-term in 2018 in America and guns again being the center of attention, it's a very current climate film. Let's hope the potential mass walkouts from Schools happen, because it's clear the only way reform will happen on this on in the states is by mass people power.
    9/10

    Munich (2005) - IMDb
    Based on the Black September aftermath and the group of men 'hired' by the Government to eliminate those responsible.
    7/10
     
  4. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    I only found out about the BFI Player very recently, so we watched Paddington 2 on it yesterday, cos both been dying to watch it.

    Fucking LOVED it. Bit of a hangover made the pair of us more emotional than we'd normally be, and we were in tears at various points :oops::D
     
  5. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Early Man.
    Disappointing. I thought it would be about discovering new technologies or some other prehistoric events. Its about football. Nothing else, just football. The smallest child was even more disappointed.
     
  6. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    I have not seen the film but you do have to expect Paris to have been a bit of a upstart - going off with Menelaus' wife - what on earth did he expect?!

    :D
     
  7. flypanam

    flypanam Local oaf

    Sergei Bondarchuk's Waterloo.
     
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  8. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    Kung Fury

    This could be seen as an ironic work of genius or a misguided piss take of the highest order. I'll go for the former.
     
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  9. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Nope DotCommunist - I am in 100% agreement with you on this one. No redeeming values whatsoever*. Not even camp and amusing, not even breathtakingly bad, just so. fucking. DULL. No decent acting, not a worthwhile line in the script, not even any gratuitously anachronistic gym-honed physiques or elaborate swearing to goggle at. Aarggghghhh! A tale that's survived at least 3 millennia and killed stone dead by the BBC and crushing boredom. Also, wtf with the Regency-style frilled lace collars on a Bronze Age lady's neck? "Troy, Fall of a City" nah, "Troy, Complete Collapse of Interest" might have been more like it.

    (* and bear in mind I even sort of kind of enjoyed the atrocious Hollywood Troy, so this is saying something.)
     
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  10. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Colin Farrell looks like a young George Bush Jr in that Troy film
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  11. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    The troy film had some good fights if I recall correctly. Both single combat and battle. I'm still not 100% sure on the plot of Kingdom of Heaven but I even watched the directors cut for the battle/plumage/chevalerie
    What Trab said about the dialogue. Spartacus: Blood and Sand had some fucking great dialogue, who can forget Batiatus in full on rant mode. But this has been weak. I'll half watch the second episode to see if anything happens. Truxta basically caught it the highpoint then wisely sacked it off
     
  12. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Was that not Alexander where Angelina Jolie was playing his mother ffs? Both films were awful IIRC.
     
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  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Oh fuck yea it is. Both came out around the same time and both are indeeddreadful
     
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  14. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Brigsby Bear - Given the subject matter this could have a been a very dark and funny film, and if Michel Gondry or Charlie Kaufman had been involved it might have been just that, but instead it stays on the light and fluffy side. It still manages to be fun, and sweet, and perfectly good light entertainment (or as light as the story of a kidnapped kid who had been kept in a bunker until adulthood could possibly ever be). It's Be Kind Rewind by way of Napoleon Dynamite dipped in sugar and whimsy.
     
  15. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Realised I've missed a few out recently.

    Marshall (2017) - IMDb
    Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice on a case has he also trains up his first white colleague.
    7/10

    Last Flag Flying (2017) - IMDb
    What looks like a good fun film as 3 war vets help one of their former comrades in retrieving the body of his dead son from war turns out to just be a stereotypical American film that covers every cliche possible about ex war vets.
    5/10

    Brad's Status (2017) - IMDb
    Ben Stiller takes on the role of honest dad whose lived a normal life, going to visit colleges with his son, and realising along the way that all his ex college friends have all done better in life than him. Or have they!
    5/10

    LBJ (2016) - IMDb
    Woody Harrelson is superb as Lyndon Baines Johnson in this biopic that documents his original run for leader of the Democrats against JFK, to becoming his running mate/vice president and eventually his successor, and carrying out the visions of his assassinated colleague, despite having very opposing views in the early days.
    6/10

    Crooked House (2017) - IMDb
    An old Agatha Cristie tale with what was back then i guess a bit of a dark twist. These days, it's not that exciting or anything new, some good performances thou.
    6/10
     
  16. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    Great dialogue? Are you serious?
     
  17. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    Alien: Covenant

    I thought I would try again - not worth the effort. It really is lazy film-making of the highest order, despite the visual beauty of some scenes.
     
  18. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I ended up watching it over 3 sittings because I just wasn't held by it.
     
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  19. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Catching up on latest season of Legends of Tomorrow, probably the most comic-book-campy of all the DC / Marvel TV shows right now.

    Agents of SHIELD may be the best IMO, but it doesn't have (mild spoilers) a twice-resurrected bisexual master-assassin being mind controlled by a giant psychic gorilla who's hanging onto a time ship while they fly above a forest in Vietnam currently being napalmed.

    Oh, and then she's incapacitated with a frying pan by Isaac Newton, who was Bill & Tedded onto the ship to help solve a physics problem, with the promise of cake :D

    Gloriously stupid but very watchable.
     
  20. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Finished The Punisher Season 1.

    As a fan of the comics, I found the series pleasing and superior to all of the other Marvel TV series (Luke Cage, Iron Fist etc)
     
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  21. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    Bigger Stronger Faster (2008)

    Really interesting, but a little too long and rambling.
     
  22. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Goldstone (2016)

    Excellent Australian thriller about murky deeds in the outback. The director, Ivan Sen, also wrote it, scored it, edited it, and, because he was at a loose end at the weekend, decided to do the cinematography for the film too.
     
  23. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

    Gran Torino

    A typically assured film by Eastwood, really very good.
     
  24. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Saints & Strangers - Netflix take on the European settlement of New England. Mostly earnest and plodding, slight moves to a more revisionist approach (there's plenty of Native American actors apparently speaking in Massachusett (?) for long sequences, and quite a lot on the internal divisions and complicated faction politics among both British and Native Americans, and a few glimmers of feminism). Ends on a nicely doomy note too. Quite a lot of sense of the sheer cold and labour and hunger and disease and getting whittled away aspect. Surprisingly high-level cast (inc Ray Stevenson, Vincent Kartheiser, Natasha McElhone) do their best, but YET AGAIN a weak script with no sense of the language or the beliefs of the time. Not nearly enough bonkers Christian messianism there for a start. But ooh it does go on (2 x 90 min eps) and honestly you'd be better off watching Terrence Malick's The New World, which is weirder and better in almost every way.
     
  25. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    A Fistful of Dollars.

    The poor dubbing was a tad distracting, but overall still enjoyable, Eastwood had some great charisma and the music is excellent.

    Looking forward to watching the other two in the trilogy and delving into the special features on the Blu-Ray, there's some good documentaries and commentaries on there.
     
  26. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    They didn't actually record any sound when making those euro-westerns. It was all added afterwards (The same for Once Upon A Time in America - everything was added later)
     
  27. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Interesting, it does show, at least I'm prepped for it next time.
     
  28. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Once Upon A Time in the West has some great sound work on it......along with the usual dubbing of all the Euro actors by Americans
     
  29. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    The Wind That Shakes The Barley. Great film, depressing and fist-pumpingly infuriating at the same time. Standard Loach.

    Also - I have a rare male crush - Cillian Murphy. Good god - those eyes, that face :oops:
     
  30. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    The Shape Of Water
    Shouldn't work but it does. Suspension of disbelief required.

    I, Tonya
    Pretty interesting film but what's true and what isn't? The film could have have gone into that a bit more.
     

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