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76 Re: Films on Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:05 pm

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Glad to hear you liked it, I know it's been doing well with reviewers but I didn't know how much of that was the film or if it was another Ghostbusters deal where they were going to praise it no matter what for being "progressive". The difference being Wonder Woman is actually progressive, being the first movie directed by and starring a woman with a budget of over $100 million.

Is there a chance I'll like it even if I didn't enjoy the other films in the Snyder-verse or is it more of the same?

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77 Re: Films on Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:39 pm

I think you'll find it a fine movie. I think Andre the Black Nerd on Youtube said it best when he said the movie was incredibly BALANCED.  Diana is wise at times and very stubborn, but also naive in her convictions and she acts on emotional impulses which are tempered by Steve's calm aloof nature. He does'nt cave in to her more outraged moments but he is very tender and respectful of her. The romance is'nt a very big element of it either even if it has to be there for a plotline neccesity, it's very much a buddy film throughout otherwise.

Also, that news about the all-female screenings makes me think the whole point of this movie was lost on some audiences. It does'nt go out of it's way to say males suck or anything, it gives a lot of power back to man and shows respect and equality  between the sexes can accomplish greater things at the end. Both Diana and Steve save the day in their own respective ways, with love binding them together.

This also had almost jack all to do with the Synder-verse as a whole. It stands completly alone, there is a scene set in the present where Diana recieves something from Bruce, then we get the rest of the movie, then it ends back in the present with Diana thanking Bruce via e-mail for what he sent. Ben Affleck does'nt appear or anything, you won't be lost at all.

The only flaw is I don't think there should have been a big final battle, it's not as bad as the Doomsday fight, but it still has some hoakey CGI...and I feel there was a great twist before it that could still have worked with how one character resolves a severe threat.

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78 Re: Films on Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:11 pm

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I was hoping the movie wouldn't bring gender politics into it so it's good to hear that the film doesn't lean on that. I might go and see it at the cinema at some point.

I've been playing Injustice 2 and they're currently have a world in the multiverse game mode that allows you to unlock the movie Wonder Woman costume. I've got everything but the shield which you get in the final mission and the menu says it's recommended for level 20, my Wonder Woman is only a level 9 or so so I'll have to grind a bit before I attempt it and lose. Batman already lost his spot as my favourite comic hero for being an attack spamming little bitch. Had to redo my fights with him so many times I was close to putting a hole through my tv. The world will only be available for the next 5 days so I better be quick.

It's a good game though, I hope they do some free skins and characters instead of it all being DLC. I remember the first game had a free CW Arrow skin for Green Arrow but I had that on the Wii U where we got nothing.

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79 Re: Films on Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:42 pm

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I watched Suicide Squad for the first time. I hated Man of Steel and Batman v Superman but this one was ok. It didn't deserve the hate it got.

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80 Re: Films on Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:19 pm

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Just got back from Wonder Woman and it was pretty good. Not only best film in the DC franchise so far (not saying much) but also one of the best superhero movies in a while. It was almost 2 and a half hours long but didn't feel like it at all, there was enough action to keep things moving but not too much that it becomes tiring, same for the humour. It was a very well balanced film.

It still had the Snyder feel that I was worried about, mainly the use of slow motion in the action scenes and I still hate her theme music, though they only used it a couple of times briefly.

DC got lucky having this as the last film to gain some good will for Justice League in a few months. Let's hope they've finally got their act together. Unrelated but I liked their new company intro.

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81 Re: Films on Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:04 am

Saw Top Secret! again last night. Val Kilmer is a cheesy rock 'n' roll singer allowed into East Germany to perform, only to become embroiled with a resistance movement. This early 80s spoof comedy does for WWII spy movies what Airplane! and The Naked Gun did for disaster and cop films and is, indeed, from the same team behind those classics. Top Secret! isn't quite in their league, but is still very funny and entertaining and remains perennially rewatchable.
My favourite joke remains the East Germany Women's Athletic Team, all of whom are big burly blokes in drag! LOL

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82 Re: Films on Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:19 pm

@iank wrote:Saw Top Secret! again last night. Val Kilmer is a cheesy rock 'n' roll singer allowed into East Germany to perform, only to become embroiled with a resistance movement. This early 80s spoof comedy does for WWII spy movies what Airplane! and The Naked Gun did for disaster and cop films and is, indeed, from the same team behind those classics. Top Secret! isn't quite in their league, but is still very funny and entertaining and remains perennially rewatchable.
My favourite joke remains the East Germany Women's Athletic Team, all of whom are big burly blokes in drag! LOL

Yes - I like this too. Oddly it remains of my favourite Val Kilmer films : even more oddly one of the others is the trouble-strewn remake of The Island Of Dr Moreau.

I like the bit in Top Secret when the station leaves the passengers, rather than the other way round. I also think The Big Bus is an underrated slapstick parody in a similar vein to Top Secret, Naked Gun, Airplane etc.


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83 Re: Films on Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:05 pm

Never heard of that one!

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84 Re: Films on Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:04 am


I was thinking of going to see The Mummy today, but changed my mind, not least because of all the bad reviews. Instead I went to the video shop and rented a bunch of flicks, including Logan. Logan - aka Wolverine - is ekeing out a meagre existence as a chauffeur in 2029, trying to look after an ailing Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) in a world where mutants are dying out. Trying to stay under the radar, Logan instead finds himself becoming an initially reluctant bodyguard to a young girl being hunted by powerful forces and who has some very familiar powers... Hugh Jackman's stint as Wolverine comes to an end in this 2017 superhero flick that is darker than the norm - and certainly earns its R rating with the bloodletting. Pretty good, if a bit overrated and about half an hour too long. Wink

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85 Re: Films on Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:25 am


A Cure for Wellness. An ambitious young executive is sent to the Swiss Alps to try and bring back his company's CEO, who is refusing to leave a luxury health farm. But following a car accident, he finds himself unable to leave and increasingly cut off from the outside world, and becomes more and more convinced that this "health farm" is hiding some very dark secrets... This creepy weirdo modern thriller was a rather delightful surprise and really entertaining and engrossing in spite of its rather long running time. I was particularly happy to see the film refusing to go to some by now tired cliche ending (where the "twist" is that the main character is just losing his mind and imagining all the sinister goings-on) and instead delivers a proper (if warped as hell) plot and plunge into full-on horror territory in the last act. Really enjoyed this! And the young woman in it bugged the hell out of me until I realised it was the teenage runaway who was targeted as a potential witness by the serial killing "Truth Terrorist" in season 1 of The Tunnel! Big Grin

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86 Re: Films on Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:06 pm


Freddy vs Jason. Freddy Krueger has been forgotten by his killing ground of Springwood, deliberately excised from history and removing his power to terrorise the young in their dreams. Incensed by this impotence, he resurrects infamous serial killer Jason Voorhees and sends him to his home town to kill a few youngsters in the hope he'll get the blame, thus spreading fear and allowing him to return. His plan works, but when Jason won't just then bugger off and keeps taking out "his" victims, it's evil vs evil for a final showdown... A passable slice of cinematic crossover fan-fiction, the film has a mediocre start and characters but does get rather more entertaining in the last half hour when the two horror icons go head to head. Jason X is better, though! Big Grin

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87 Re: Films on Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:50 pm

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Saw the first trailer for Jumanji 2 (the second movie starring the Rock to be titled 'Welcome to the Jungle')... looks like a steaming pile of horse shit. That isn't surprising since it's Sony, it's like they want to tank their studio. Jumanji is a video game now. silent

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88 Re: Films on Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:55 pm

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@iank wrote:
Freddy vs Jason. Freddy Krueger has been forgotten by his killing ground of Springwood, deliberately excised from history and removing his power to terrorise the young in their dreams. Incensed by this impotence, he resurrects infamous serial killer Jason Voorhees and sends him to his home town to kill a few youngsters in the hope he'll get the blame, thus spreading fear and allowing him to return. His plan works, but when Jason won't just then bugger off and keeps taking out "his" victims, it's evil vs evil for a final showdown... A passable slice of cinematic crossover fan-fiction, the film has a mediocre start and characters but does get rather more entertaining in the last half hour when the two horror icons go head to head. Jason X is better, though! Big Grin

Freddy vs Jason was fun, still not seen the last few Friday the 13th movies though. Last one I saw was Jason Takes Manhattan, and outside of Jason punching a guys head off it was pretty awful. Better than A New beginning and The New Blood but still awful.

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89 Re: Films on Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:47 pm

Jason X is really silly but REALLY fun. Big Grin

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90 Re: Films on Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:43 pm

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I rounded off the Friday the 13th experience by watching Jason Goes to Hell and Jason X today. Jason Goes to Hell was a dull turd, a stupid plot (even by the series standards) that contradicted itself at every turn and no real creative deaths.

Jason X was disappointing... I think. This is the tenth movie in a slasher series and takes the villain to space, I expected and wanted this to be something so stupid and over the top that I'd be laughing throughout and it wasn't that. The film was actually pretty decent. I can't tell if that lets the film down or makes it funny because they put in the effort for no reason. This is a character that kills horny teenagers... in SPACE! I thought it'd be the trashiest one of the lot with ridiculous amounts of nudity and blood and it didn't deliver on that as well as it could have, this was the closest the film came to that and it was the best moment in the entire film:


Other highlights include Jason once again punching a head off, and a woman being sucked out of the spaceship through a grate. It was still fun but I was expecting something closer to Abducted by the Daleks.

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91 Re: Films on Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:53 pm

War of the Planet of the Apes

Great film. It's the Rogue One of the Apes franchise, mature, emotive and cleverly plotted. It also reminded of The X-Men's Logan. The CGI for the apes' faces was very convincing. And Woody Harrelson isn't capable of giving a bad performance.

The only thing I wasn't keen on was the comedy character. He didn't really get much screen time but when he did he kind of undermined the drama.



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92 Re: Films on Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:31 pm

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I'm looking forward to Apes but I've been worried it won't be able to top Dawn.

It's sad that films about CGI apes are among the best films to come out in recent years, and that the CGI apes have more depth and character than most others.

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93 Re: Films on Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:18 pm

I wasn't all that keen on the first two prequels. They just seemed like an unnecessary exploration of the backstory to me. In a similar fashion to the Prometheus films. I still enjoyed them for what they were but never really felt they measured up the first couple of originals.

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94 Re: Films on Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:55 pm

http://www.dailywire.com/news/18799/usa-today-complains-about-lack-women-and-no-lead-john-nolte

USA Today Complains About Lack of 'Women' and 'No Lead Actors of Color' in Movie 'Dunkirk'

But it's OK cos...

http://www.ladbible.com/now/film-and-tv-mia-khalifas-dunkirk-review-has-got-her-a-lot-of-flack-20170725

Mia Khalifa's 'Dunkirk' Review Has Got Her A Lot Of Flak

http://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/film-and-tv-interesting-you-wouldnt-be-alone-if-you-missed-michael-caines-cameo-in-dunkirk-20170725

Michael Caine Was In 'Dunkirk', But You Wouldn’t Be Alone If You Missed Him

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95 Re: Films on Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:19 pm



That's a great short SF film, only 20 mins long.

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96 Re: Films on Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:21 pm

And here is a short Horror film, 10 mins long, that's quite good: https://vimeo.com/221821296

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97 Re: Films on Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:55 am

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I finally got around to seeing Doctor Strange and it was a pile of shit, as in a 3/10 level of bad. I only watched it a few hours ago and I can't remember anything about it other than how multiple parts of the score blatantly ripped off the JJ Abrams Star Trek movie theme. I checked and it's the same composer which goes to show how lazy this film is.

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98 Re: Films on Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:47 am

I watched an hour of it and couldn't take any more.

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99 Re: Films on Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:20 pm

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Today I watched The Landlord, a 2015 horror/drama about a newlywed couple who move into a new house where their creepy landlord watches them through a collection of hidden cameras. It wasn't very good and didn't seem to know what it wanted to be, something possibly backed up by the fact it has at least 3 different titles. If you want something similar to this done a lot better and don't mind subtitles then watch Sleep Tight, a spanish thriller.

I also saw Body, a 2015 thriller about 3 women who break into a seemingly empty mansion, when the groundskeeper shows up they panic and knock him down the stairs and become convinced they've killed him. Again not very good and was barely 70 minutes long even with the credits. Imagine the Bottom episode "Gas" but played seriously and this is what you get.

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100 Re: Films on Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:31 am

Annabelle. In which a young married couple inherit the ugliest doll in the history of the world, which to no one's surprise but theirs turns out to be inhabited by a very nasty demon. I avoided this prequel to The Conjuring when it came out on account of very poor reviews, but the recent Annabelle Creation was enjoyable enough to make me interested in seeing this. Oh dearie me, it didn't half deserve the drubbing. This may be the longest 95 minutes I've experienced in a long time. Dull characters, dull story, not many scares, yawn, yawn, yawn, yawn.
Creation was 20 times better than this.

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