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« Reply #1215 on: April 06, 2020, 06:03:06 pm »
We do know that is accepted widely now that certain Hollywood directors have created cinema to prep the general public for widescale societal developments right? Cinema usually fixates on a theme for 20 years before moving on to it's next theme. Governments have used it as a key tool for a long time.

1950s to 70s it was space travel/aliens/advances in technology
1980s to 2000s it was global terrorism and the 'war' on terror (Rambo III was one of the first big Hollywood movies to identify the Middle East as the next global enemy, usurping the Russians and the end of the cold War)
2000s to current epidemics, viruses, widespread public death and disease (with a revision of the zombie archetype).

I wonder what will next? The new utopian age of aquarius and the dawning of the new hippie age? Or maybe not.

Going against my own 'I don't do comic book films' we watched Atomic Blonde. Really enjoyed it, for more reason than simply that Charlize Theron is very attractive  :P

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« Reply #1216 on: April 07, 2020, 07:52:25 am »
As someone who works in the film industry, that post sure is making my eyes roll.

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« Reply #1218 on: April 07, 2020, 10:19:53 pm »
As someone who works in the film industry, that post sure is making my eyes roll.

Wait, are you telling me we don't live in a Matrix?  :D
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« Reply #1219 on: April 12, 2020, 11:55:17 pm »


Free lockdown movie FYI, if you scroll to the end and hit replay you can watch it without ads


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« Reply #1220 on: April 26, 2020, 06:21:49 am »
Extraction (Netflix original) was actually very good. It is difficult to make a 'saving a kidnapped kid from the baddies' film original now as it is such an overused premise, but this is. Great car chases, original set pieces, insane body count, and characters play against type. Set in India and Bangladesh, which again is unusual.

Chris Hemsworth was good as the lead, and pleasing to my wife's eye.

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« Reply #1221 on: April 26, 2020, 08:21:24 am »
Agreed @Stuart.T . We watched it last night, although I didn't see the end as I fell asleep.

This is the next watch for me, the wife won't be interested, so it will be laptop and headphones.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11615290/
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« Reply #1222 on: April 26, 2020, 12:54:22 pm »
This is the next watch for me, the wife won't be interested, so it will be laptop and headphones.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11615290/

Just watched the "Beastie Boys Story" https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11615290/ with the wife and we loved it. Took us both back to "Licensed To Ill" and carried us along the Bestie Boys journey. A recommended viewing

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« Reply #1223 on: April 26, 2020, 01:39:33 pm »
Extraction (Netflix original) was actually very good. It is difficult to make a 'saving a kidnapped kid from the baddies' film original now as it is such an overused premise, but this is. Great car chases, original set pieces, insane body count, and characters play against type. Set in India and Bangladesh, which again is unusual.

Chris Hemsworth was good as the lead, and pleasing to my wife's eye.
He was horrible in 12 Strong

But, my son and I really like him in Thor Ragnarok. He’s actually got decent comedy chops


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« Reply #1224 on: April 26, 2020, 02:57:39 pm »
Watched JoJo Rabbit last night.  A very good film.  It's pretty tough to go wrong with a movie that makes fun of Nazi's for the entirety of the show but this one really nails it.

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« Reply #1225 on: April 26, 2020, 04:03:39 pm »
^Slightly funny now and then, but overall boring and couldn't wait for it to be over. Redeeming factor: it has Scarlett Johanson...

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« Reply #1226 on: April 26, 2020, 07:22:51 pm »
Extraction (Netflix original) was actually very good. It is difficult to make a 'saving a kidnapped kid from the baddies' film original now as it is such an overused premise, but this is. Great car chases, original set pieces, insane body count, and characters play against type. Set in India and Bangladesh, which again is unusual.

Chris Hemsworth was good as the lead, and pleasing to my wife's eye.

Agreed, me & Jules were swept along by this fast paced action flick. Cheers @Stuart.T for the recommendation  ;)

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« Reply #1227 on: May 03, 2020, 11:39:51 am »
Did Jojo Rabbit last night.

Not sure about it for the first 20 mins or so, but absolutely loved it.....
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« Reply #1228 on: May 03, 2020, 04:36:28 pm »
finally got round to watching White Boy Rick. Really liked it. Some good, understated performances. It is good to see a 'gangster' film that focuses on the relationships rather than the dark, negative side, or glorified violence. The soundtrack was great too, great old rare groove and hip hop, and Max Richter.

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« Reply #1229 on: May 09, 2020, 10:55:33 pm »
Monos... What an astounding piece of cinema. The use of audio and visual, the sense of not being able to second guess which direction the plot will go next, even though there is a clear narrative.

@den1mhead it's a challenging but rewarding film. Check out the trailer, or Mark Kermode review and maybe give it a go.