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

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

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    mother! Pretentious guff but wow at the visuals and especially the sound design.
    I managed to dodge reviews of this, thankfully as I think they would have put me off. Though I 'read' it as analogous with fairy tales, rather than the Bible :oops:
     
  2. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    docu 'seven wonders of the industrial world'. Its a series, this one was on the baselgette London sewage system. Which is an amazing piece of work. My admiration for it was tempered only by how it took 7 years to get the green light and money and in the meantime the dead of the east end from cholera numbered tens of thousands. Only when the stink reache parliament in true evil form did they drop 3 mill on the project. Amazing it is too. Panama Canal next, bet that ones built on bones as well
     
  3. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    Finished Altered Carbon. Solid B movie stuff. Looks great. Think I preferred Discovery and Expanse,though.
     
  4. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Captain America: Civil War

    This is a lot better now Homecoming, Ant Man and Black Panther have been released.
     
  5. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    I hated mother! The set up was ok but I couldn't stand the rest of it.
     
  6. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Murder on the Orient Express (2017) - IMDb
    It kind of feels like Kenneth Branagh just really wanted to play Poirot, and to fulfil that dream he had to find a way of doing it for himself as he stars and directs this Agatha Cristie classic (the 2nd one of watched on the trot) and much like Crooked House in the current era it just doesn't feel engrossing enough for a feature length film in one sitting. Visually stunning the film falls flat due to the restrictions of classic who done it methods.
    5/10
     
  7. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara channelling Lynda Day

    Trolls. A lovely rainbow coloured slice of pleasure. Made me quite teary in my hideously hungover state.
     
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  8. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I saw it on New Years Day at 10 am in the movies :facepalm::D. Great soundtrack.
     
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  9. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Lady Bird


    A very good debut from Greta Gerwig. Saoirse Ronan is very good, tho it’s Laurie Metcalfe who is outstanding. The script starts and ends a bit weakly and predictably, but for the most part it was top notch.
     
  10. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Thor Ragnorak - loved it. Very 80s feel.

    Justice League - shite.
     
  11. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    High Rise - Ben Wheatley takes on JG Ballard. Visually sublime, great soundtrack & score and feels like Kubrick in parts.
     
  12. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Bit of a binge this weekend while snowed in.

    The Florida Project (2017) - IMDb
    Follows the exploits mainly of a young girl during the summer holidays in the backlight of Disneyland as her mum, living out of a motel struggles the balancing act.
    7/10

    Room (2015) - IMDb
    Different to what I was expecting
    Was expecting the majority of the film to be based in the room
    but none the less a very good tale of how a young boy comes to terms with life outside the room. Was surprised to see Brie Larrson won the Oscar for this performance. I personally would have assumed she also, would be a hell of lot more traumitised from the expierence, but just seemed to take it in her stride.
    7/10

    Big Hero 6 (2014) - IMDb
    Typical modern day Disney film. Young boy takes over project from brother to discover a sinister plot with the help of his brothers work colleagues. Bit dissapointed that every chrachter in this had to fit all the American sterotypes, including every female being stick thin.
    6/10

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) - IMDb
    Day dreamer Walter Mitty embarks on a journey to find a lost negative for his failing employer. It's one of those feel good happy films that you can't help but enjoy as everything unrealistically falls into the place and we the viewer daydream that our lives could actually be like that!
    8/10
     
  13. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    1922
    Alright.

    Snowden
    Really good - well worth the watch.
     
  14. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    The Goonies

    Well, having avoided it at the cinema initially because it looked a bit silly, I caught the end of it on telly some years later and still wasn't impressed. Now some 30 years later I wanted to see what all the fuss is about. It's a bit muddled, too many people talking at the same time, everything falls into place a little too easy and it doesn't feel "magical" at all. Liked the Gremlins reference, mind.
     
  15. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Justice League (or Superman Returns Again). It was pretty fucking lousy, but not as lousy as I expected. The dialogue was bloody awful, and the plot stupid, but I enjoyed Flash, and Aquaman wasn't as silly as he could have been.

    Some of the early action sequences were quite good, but as usual the big punch up at the end was dull as dishwater.
     
  16. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Les Misérables (2012) - IMDb
    For whatever reason this film adaption of the theatre classic just didn't quite click for me. The musical score seemed overly dubbed, which is to be expected in a movie i guess, but it just didn't feel right.
    6/10

    Moulin Rouge! (2001) - IMDb
    Where as Moulin Rouge seemed to hit all the right notes, how had I not seen this before. The whole thing was brilliant, storytelling, song, dance, the choice of songs used, how they were delivered. Brilliant.
    8/10

    Thor Ragnarok (2017) - IMDb
    Got bullied into watching this, yay another Marvel film. What fun. Well, actually, yes it is. Easily the best film in the Thor franchise as comedy takes a big leap forward to transform the normally rather serious world of assguard. Good story, lots of laughs, not the fairytale ending such films are usually given.
    8/10
     
  17. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    The Battle Of Algiers (1966)

    Powerful, moving, utterly engaging with a very good soundtrack.
     
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  18. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    A History of Violence (2005) - IMDb
    A re-watch of this as it had seemed ages since I first watched it and remembered enjoying it, but couldn't quite remember it properly. As good a watch years later as it was the first time of the small town hero, who turns out to not be who they think he is.
    8/10

    Lady Bird (2017) - IMDb
    Coming of age teenage girl American drama/comedy set in the early 2000s just before the social media/smartphone revolution and it was lovely to watch as she grows as a person and her relationship with her parents & friends.
    7/10

    Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) - IMDb
    Although I mentioned on the main thread for this film that the second watching of this is nowhere near as enjoyable as a watch on the big screen, and that the film perhaps has little re-watch value, and the fact I also fell asleep with about 30 mins to go, I'm leaving it at it's original rating of 8/10 mainly for the foundations the film sets for future films in the SW universe. (Destroying the temple and symbolism of destroying a religion and that the force/jedi is not a religion, early death of snoke, recognition of profiteering from war, Rose being a better role model for younger girls then Rey, Carrie Fisher)
     
  19. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Villain (1971) an unintentionally hilarious-to-look-back-on London gangster film starring ... wait for it ... Richard Burton as a very bad boy indeed, into witness nobbling and peer-framing and extortion and all sorts, loosely based on a Kray. Being chased by Sweeney=-in-embryo type tough coppers who think the whole country's going to the dogs. Amazing cast (for look, t is Lovejoy, Ian McShane, as big Rick's enforcer-cum-bedfellow! It's Donald Sinden being super sleazy as a corrupt MP! Joss Ackland as an old lag!) full of very posh actors doing their best antique "I'm working class, I am, no really guv bob's yer uncle" dialects as taught at RADA. Brilliant period scenes of late 60s Soho sleaze and London looking rough and industrial as anything. Startlingly violent and explicit robbery sequence as well (no torture porn, but more damage done with some lengths of lead pipe and railings than you'd be allowed today.) Good for a laugh but whereas Get Carter, from the same year, still stands up well, this one has aged badly.
     
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  20. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    you should follow it with Sitting Target (1972) - IMDb

    ollie reed and ian mcshane, reed pretending to be 'ard. 72.
     
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  21. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Logan Lucky - very entertaining, slightly off kilter, slowly paced comedy about a robbery at some car racing event. There's some good little jokes in it , I really liked the scene where the prisoners demand the game of thrones book sequels. Nothing sensational but I'd watch it again and it's the first time I've seen Craig Daniels in a comedy.
     
  22. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Flight of the Navigator - My 7 year old loved it and the time-jumping sequence spun him out. Wouldn't recommend as it's quite shit tbh (was better the first time round).
     
  23. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Don't you mean Craig David? ;)
     
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  24. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Call Me By Your Name

    Beautifully shot, located, dialogued, etc etc. But just another tale about some rich boy and his angst amidst the astounding beauty of both Italy and his friends. Oscar bait.


    The Ritual

    Fairly bog standard lost in the woods horror, very Blair Witch like but without the found footage nonsense. Rafe Spall is decent and it's a good monster. Effective enough.
     
  25. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    The Wagner Family - Tony Palmer (2009)

    This is far from balanced. Thank God for the music.
     
  26. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Yes, but what did you think of it?
     
  27. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    The Theory of Everything, naturally.
     
  28. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    The Director & The Jedi (2018)

    There are moments when you might want to scream 'Nooooo!' at the screen - and especially at Rian Johnson. Quite sad really.
     
  29. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    Watched it this afternoon. I also thought it started quite well but I was bored to death by the end. Did it really need to be 2 and a quarter hours long?

    At one point I thought it was going to get interesting and maybe have something about the exploitation of the poor, people trafficking, drug smuggling etc.

    At the end I got my hopes up for a twist where that foundation had planned the death of the human race while they see it out in their bunker.

    But no, absolutely nothing interesting happened
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
  30. sovereignb

    sovereignb Well-Known Member

    Yeah I don't really get how this film got the green light in its current form.
    I think it kinda tried to make those points, it just failed miserably.
     

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