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101 Re: Films on Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:35 pm

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I haven't seen Creation yet and don't know if I will because Annabelle was awful and I'm not interested in seeing another studio try yet again to start up another shared universe. One thing I'll say about Annabelle is that the attic scene was pretty good, much better than the rest of that snoozefest. It's like they stole that scene from a much better film.

I watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 the other night. I agree with some of the points made in reviews that it was a bit bloated and disjointed, at times it also felt like a checklist of things people liked the first time and they were just throwing more of it in. It was still a lot of fun though. Drax caught me off guard a few times with his practical joke and "I didn't really think she'd be able to do it" line being some of the highlights. I'd like to have seen James Gunn in charge of the next Avengers movies instead of the Russos after Civil Bore.

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102 Re: Films on Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:05 am

The Warcraft film, it was surprisingly good and I would highly recommend it. Shame there probably won't be a sequel.

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103 Re: Films on Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:15 am

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I thought China were financing a sequel?

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104 Re: Films on Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:12 am

Are they? Fucking brilliant! Smile

This article throws some doubt on it, though: https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2016/08/30/box-office-a-warcraft-sequel-is-riskier-than-you-think/#2de687b35294

That's from last year

This is more recent: http://collider.com/warcraft-2-story-duncan-jones/

Duncan Jones Reveals His Idea for ‘Warcraft 2’

Doesn't make it sound hopeful.

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105 Re: Films on Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:41 pm

Left Right and Centre (1959) A lighthearted satire about two election candidates who fall in love.

Fascinating insight into the (mostly unchanged) political attitudes and machinations of the time.

Some stellar performances from Alistair Sim, Patricia Bredin and Ian Carmichael, and a superb turn as a Reese-Mogg-esque Tory spin doctor by Richard Wattis.

Not the greatest film of all time, but a nice jolly to while away the afternoon to.

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106 Re: Films on Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:28 pm

Popcorn. An elaborate student-organized horror movie marathon night at a local cinema proves the perfect stalking ground for a madman out for revenge in this early 90s tongue in cheek horror flick that essentially serves up a post-modern slasher parody five years before Scream. Not that it's as good as that, mind, but it's an entertaining and good natured flick starring late 80s/early 90s Scream Queen Jill Schoelen.

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107 Re: Films on Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:11 am

The Mummy. The 2017 version, where Tom Cruise battles an undead woman with nasty powers who wants to... I don't know, cause general chaos. Or something. Really, who the hell cares? This got massively panned and while I kind of wanted to like it as I don't mind Cruise and I sometimes have a tendency to wildly disagree with some whiny critics on some films (T5 and the recent The Circle being prime examples), I thought this deserved a drubbing and then some. Lifeless, lazy runaround CGI boreathon. In the immortal words of Monty Python, it's a piece of shit, when you look at it. Big Grin

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108 Re: Films on Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:57 pm

@iank wrote:The Mummy. The 2017 version, where Tom Cruise battles an undead woman with nasty powers who wants to... I don't know, cause general chaos. Or something. Really, who the hell cares? This got massively panned and while I kind of wanted to like it as I don't mind Cruise and I sometimes have a tendency to wildly disagree with some whiny critics on some films (T5 and the recent The Circle being prime examples), I thought this deserved a drubbing and then some. Lifeless, lazy runaround CGI boreathon. In the immortal words of Monty Python, it's a piece of shit, when you look at it. Big Grin

That's a shame I really liked the original Brendan Fraser Mummy movies.

I always remembered this bit from my childhood when Anck Su Namun leaves Imhotep to die.

Its one of these great scenes that just burns itself into your memory, because you can't help but feel bad for the guy. Even though he's a monster who eats people, think of all the shit he's been through for her. He's died like about 5 times been tortured and then she just fucks off and leaves him to die. And its made all the worse by the fact that his archenemy's wife just saved him LOL



Its like that bit in the Simpsons "you can pin point the exact second his heart rips in half" LOL

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109 Re: Films on Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:16 pm

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I picked up Alien Covenant on blu ray at the weekend and it was solid. The 2 hours flew by so fast I thought I was only halfway through before the end credits started.

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110 Re: Films on Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:50 pm

I saw Hellraiser: Revelations (that's 9 to you and me), yesterday. Guess what?

It was sh*t. They filmed it in 2 weeks for $30k to retain the rights. Rolling Eyes

Two lads go on a seedy sex vacation and disappear. We are then treated to numerous flashback sequences as the story unfolds at breakneck speed - the film is only an hour and fifteen minutes. Shitty acting, no characterisation and a new guy playing Pinhead who looks like he has been press-ganged from the nearest emo boyband. The effects were decent enough but the editing, directing and camera work really got on my nerves and was seriously disorientating.

Lots of quick cuts and breaking the 180-degree rule at the same time made me very dizzy. The camera was shaking loads. I know they could have done this for 'realism' but the scenes with the box and Pinhead, later on, were clearly done on a tripod.

As one review I read afterward said, It's amazing how long someone can survive after being shot in the chest when the plot demands it.


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111 Re: Films on Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:02 am

I've seen that last Hellraiser film, it was bloody awful.

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112 Re: Films on Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:59 pm

Avatar, three-fucking-hours of that blue load of bollocks!

Unbelievable that Americans whose whole society is based on land theft would be cheering on the ecological anti-colonialist themes while chomping on burgers and guzzling cokes in their plus-sized seats. The Avatar technology only seemed necessary to justify the title and allow the protagonist that the yanks were cheering on to be one of them. Might have been shorter without it as well.

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113 Re: Films on Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:14 pm

And now they've only gone and remade Flatliners?

Will it never end?

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114 Re: Films on Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:59 pm

Mr. Happy wrote:Avatar, three-fucking-hours of that blue load of bollocks!

Unbelievable that Americans whose whole society is based on land theft would be cheering on the ecological anti-colonialist themes while chomping on burgers and guzzling cokes in their plus-sized seats. The Avatar technology only seemed necessary to justify the title and allow the protagonist that the yanks were cheering on to be one of them. Might have been shorter without it as well.

I saw it at the cinema. Hated it, and hated having to sit for three hours with those fucking horrible glasses on too.
Three more of them are being made back to back. I'll pass...

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115 Re: Films on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:20 am

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@iank wrote:
Mr. Happy wrote:Avatar, three-fucking-hours of that blue load of bollocks!

Unbelievable that Americans whose whole society is based on land theft would be cheering on the ecological anti-colonialist themes while chomping on burgers and guzzling cokes in their plus-sized seats. The Avatar technology only seemed necessary to justify the title and allow the protagonist that the yanks were cheering on to be one of them. Might have been shorter without it as well.

I saw it at the cinema. Hated it, and hated having to sit for three hours with those fucking horrible glasses on too.
Three more of them are being made back to back. I'll pass...
Not three, they're making 4 more and the combined budget is at least $1billion. Rolling Eyes

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116 Re: Films on Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:27 am

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. Sad Big Grin

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117 Re: Films on Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:43 am

Never got the 1st one when I saw it on blue ray. Seemed shiny & simplistic, tho you could say the same about the 1st Pirates film, and its subsequent franchise made a bob or two.

Interesting to hear about Blade Runner 2 - at least Harrison Ford knows when not to appear in a series that's past it's best.


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118 Re: Films on Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:03 am

Christmas Evil. A rather sad man obsessed with Christmas, toys and Santa Claus goes completely go-ga on Xmas Eve, simultaneously emulating Santa by bringing toys to kids while also killing a few people along the way. This 1980 horror (?) movie is as peculiar as it gets, from the loonytunes essentially being the central character that we follow all the way, right through to the completely WTF ending that has to be seen to be gawped at. Not terrible, not exactly good either, but oddly watchable in a "I've no idea where this is going" sort of way. lol!

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119 Re: Films on Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:21 am

Went to the cinema today to see Happy Death Day. Groundhog Day meets Scream in this entertaining tongue in cheek horror flick as a bitchy college girl finds herself endlessly reliving the same day over and over again - the day that, no matter what she does, always ends with her being brutally murdered by a mysterious masked killer. This is an unremarkable but still fun piece of fluff that almost feels like a throwback to the late 90s post-Scream run of 'yoof' horror flicks, and there are worse things to be, it has to be said. Not great but perfectly watchable.

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120 Re: Films on Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:43 pm

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A couple of new comedy/horrors (both relating to babysitters) that are worth a watch:

Better Watch Out - Ashley travels to the suburban home of the Lerners to baby-sit their 12-year-old son Luke at Christmastime. She must soon defend herself and the young boy when unwelcome intruders announce their arrival. It's best to go into it without any spoilers so don't watch the trailer which ruins the entire thing.

The Babysitter - A new Netflix original movie. 12 years old Cole has a crush on his babysitter Bee. She's hot, funny, and popular. One night, in a moment of defiance, Cole secretly stays up his bedtime to discover she's actually a cold-blooded killer who's in league with the Devil.

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121 Re: Films on Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:11 pm

Do yourselves a favour and see the Bladerunner sequel

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122 Re: Films on Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:07 pm

I want to see Better Watch Out.

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123 Re: Films on Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:07 pm

Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers. Ten years after the events of the original Halloween and Halloween II, lunatic killer Michael Myers is in a coma but soon wakes up after learning he has a young niece (Danielle Harris) and heading back to his home town to spread a little bit of Halloween spirit in true blood-soaked style. As ever, the perenially obsessed Dr Loomis (Donald Pleasance) is soon hot on his trail. This 1988 horror flick is not, in my opinion, up there with H20 but is still a fun and entertaining addition to the series.

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