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« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2016, 03:10:53 pm »
Finally got around to watching The Big Short.  I heard lots of good things about this one, and it was still better than I expected.

not surprising, the book really goes into the characters a lot more- if you liked the movie and don't mind reading- I'd highly suggest it

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« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2016, 03:43:37 pm »
Will do......Thanks
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« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2016, 11:53:06 am »
I caught Blood Father last week. A girl gets into trouble with a drugs cartel. Unfortunately her father is Mad Mel, the angriest man alive. I quite enjoyed it, and Gibson is still very good at what he does, but he does have much better films in his repertoire.



I went to see Nerve today. The third act takes a bit of a leap, but the visual style is great. Plus the cute girl likes the guy with the Triumph motorcycle, which is a sentiment I can get behind. :P



Incidentally there's a "get up to 60 mph" sequence in the film. I don't know why it takes so long, maybe the air cooled Bonnies are a bit anaemic, but mine would be up there in about three seconds. ;D

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« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2016, 12:11:51 pm »
... mine would be up there in about three seconds. ;D

Blindfolded?

You should be a stuntman! Nerves of steel :P
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« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2016, 12:55:00 pm »
If I had a full head of hair and a beard, you could call me Captain Risky. ;D



It's just that the bike struggles to get up from 55, 56, 57... They accelerate really fast, and so the sequence of trying to build up speed against the clock doesn't really play true.

Of course, I could point out that a lot of the tech details aren't realistic in the third act either. But that would be getting into spoiler territory. :P

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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2016, 01:20:35 pm »
Have you ever watched a 'Fast and the Furious' movie and counted the number of gear changes in a 1/4 mile race?

Movies are just riddled with inaccuracies :P
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« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2016, 03:32:50 pm »
YOU SHUT YOUR LYING MOUTH, YOU LIAR!

I refuse to believe that Fast & Furious movies are not scrupulously accurate to the tiniest detail!
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« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2016, 11:06:55 pm »
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« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2016, 10:24:29 am »
Saw 'Funny Games' from 2007. Rad movie. Really rad.

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« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2016, 07:06:29 pm »
Watched two great movies recently;

Mud (2013) viewed in HD on fmovies.to

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) viewed in HD on swag-movies.com

Both get 98% on rottentomatoes.com's TOMATOMETER and imho are well worth watching 

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« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2016, 01:24:46 pm »


Last trailer for the Star Wars spin-off. Looks neat but I'm afraid it will end up better than the movie itself (happened before with Episode VII).

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« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2016, 01:53:35 pm »
The news of reshoots for Rogue One is a bit worrying, but I really like Gareth Edward's visual style. There are some shots in the trailers that look completely different to anything we've seen in a Star Wars film to date. Godzilla had a few of those moments too.

Oh, I'll go and see it when it arrives, and I'm hoping that it'll turn out well.

I saw Snowden a week or two ago. I worked at The Guardian just after the revelations were posted, so it was interesting seeing a (probably inaccurate) version of the events leading up to it. Alan Rusbridger, who was the editor then, actually appears in a scene at the end.

I enjoyed the film, and it's worth seeing.



The Red Turtle is also worth catching. It's a collaboration between a Dutch-British animator, Studio Ghibli, and was largely made by teams in Belgium and France. There's minimal or even no dialogue, and not a huge amount of plot, but it's something different and rather special.


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« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2016, 08:54:36 am »
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, on the watch list @Madame Buttonfly?
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« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2016, 12:21:05 pm »
@dylantbmayes - yes of course!  :D  You seen it yet?  Wish we could go together...  :'(
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« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2016, 05:17:55 pm »
I saw Fantastic Beasts on Tuesday, and enjoyed the film. It's a bit different to the Harry Potter series, both because the characters are adults rather than children, and also because it's set in the 1920s.

Arrival is a few weeks into its run now, and is worth seeing. It's about first contact with aliens, and is the polar opposite of something like Independence Day.