What film did you watch last night?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hitchington, 2 Sep 2012.

  1. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Roma. Baffled by its Oscar. Stunning b/w cinematography, but otherwise pretty much bereft of anything you'd think of as essential to a movie. A story, eg. No beginning, middle, end. You drop in on another life, hang around for a bit, The End. Beautiful, but that's about it.
     
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  2. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Death wish, not great, not bad, a remake, hopefully they wont make another 4
     
  3. Houthakker

    Houthakker Über Member

    Location:
    Lancashire coast
    Finally gpt around to watching Bohemian Rhapsody. Thought it was quite good,
     
  4. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Location:
    Whitley Bay
    Event Horizon - 7/10

    Not perfect, but nowhere near as bad as it's made out to be. Shame it was butchered by the studio, but that's not the first or last time. I'd forgotten that Funky Sh!t was the song in the closing credits, which hit me right in the feels.
     
  5. Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Guru

    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Elevator to the Gallows -I really enjoyed this one. Keeping in mind this is from 1958, it is a pretty advanced film for its time -though of course The Third Man came 9 years earlier. Some parts of the story aren't quite believable (or at least stretch your imagination), however it's really enjoyable and while usually I'm not a big jazz fan, I have to hand it to the Miles Davis soundtrack. A solid 8.5/10 for me.

    I'd love to get hold of a copy of "Hell Drivers" with Stanley Baxter which is probably going to be difficult for me -but along the same vein, I think my next film is going to be "Wages of Fear" (another French film).
     
  6. Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Guru

    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Can I just say, I'm totally with you on this one. My wife and I started watching it on Netflix, and we turned it off after 30 mins (and I really think I'm a patient person for films and willing to give them time to develop). I just have absolutely no idea about why critics were so keen on this.... Yes, I also agree it was well filmed, but I can't say I want to spend minutes watching someone park a car or clean a floor. Weird, just weird, I can only think he has some big friends in Hollywood.

     
  7. Leaway2

    Leaway2 Guru

    Location:
    Manchester (Sale)
    Plenty of copies on Ebay. Some are -R copies though not the TS format.
     
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I've acquired 'Bumble Bee' and 'Aquaman' for some light entertainment at weekend when my wife is away (got to love Transformers stuff).
     
  9. Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Guru

    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Thanks, I didn't think of that. I'm across the pond but recently set my dvd to play any format dvds -just got to find one now that will ship to the US and at a reasonable cost :smile:

     
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  10. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Leon. Cracking action-packer, with a good twisty plot, some great dialogue, terrific action sequences, tight direction and some really excellent central performances, not least from Gary Oldman, who out-Rickmans Rickman as the arch English villain.
     
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  11. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Location:
    Whitley Bay
    Sleeping Dogs - 6.5/10

    Picked this up expecting it to be an immature load of nonsense that would switch my brain off for a couple of hours, but it's actually a pretty engaging story about love, family and mistakes. Without giving anything away, by getting the catalyst out of the way right from the start you aren't left thinking, so what did happen, which makes for a much better film.
     
  12. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    Aqua man is total carp. Well produced carp, but still carp.
     
  13. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    See also Blade Runner 2049.
     
  14. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo 'Real Life, and Postcard Views, Europe Endless'

    Location:
    Cheshire
    1972's Deliverance. Just gets better.
     
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  15. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    The film even Burt Reynolds is good in.
     
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