Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hitchington, 2 Sep 2012.
Mary Poppins Returns
My wife and daughter loved it. I was bored. Blunt did a good job though.
My Blueberry Nights, via Amazon Prime Video.
Untouchable/The Intouchables (seems to go by both names) - absolutely terrific French film about a wealthy paraplegic who hires a young man from 'the projects' to be his carer. Hilarious and moving by turns, with some fantastic performances, tight, focused direction, and excellent cinematography. Not to mention one of the best pre-credits/credits sequences I've ever seen. It wasn't till the end credits that I discovered it was based on a true story, which of course made it just that much better. I came to it with high expectations on account of its IMDB 8.6. I was not disappointed. 9/10.
This looks very good. Where/how did you watch it?
I bought a 2tb HD on eBay. When it turned up it proved to be absolutely stuffed with weird & wonderful movies - everything from Buster Keaton to the latest from Chile! ☺️
On the strength of the trailer we went to see Cold Pursuit staring Liam Neeson last night..... hilariously bad.
Unintended humour 5/10
Snow ploughs 10/10
Excellent snow ploughs score. Must be one of the alltime top snow ploughs movies. Did it get a snow ploughs Oscar?
If you want snow ploughs, go for "Order of Disapearance"
10/10 for snow ploughs
10/10 for scenery
10/10 for acting (Stellan Starsgard as always outstanding, but rest of cast spot on too)
and 10/10 for the blackest of black comedy
Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald
We rather enjoyed the first Fantastic Beasts film so thought we would give its sequel a chance. Quite simply, I was bored. I can only hope the three proposed sequels will be better. It was lacklustre.
The Dawn Wall - documentary about a couple of rock-climbers tackling El Capitan in Yosemite.
An amazing ( if obsessive) achievement, but even with an interest in rock climbing I occasionally found this tedious viewing. 5/10.
I watched The Dawn Wall on Tuesday and thought it was superb! I'm not interested in rock climbing, but the dedication of those two. Fantastic, recommended.
Leon Le professional. The young Natalie Portman was excellent. 9/10
Started off watching Sleuth, which gets an 8 rating on IMDb, and which I vaguely remember from my youth. Unspeakably awful. Gave up after an hour - I just couldn't tolerate it anymore. Started again with Midnight Cowboy, which was absolutely superb. Both Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight on top form.
Fifth Element - 9/10
Another Luc Besson classic, total sensory overload which rarely works, but with a story so excellent the madness just sort of washes over you.
One thing I cannot work out is how it gets away with a PG rating, given the amount of nudity, swearing and violence.
It is a bit graphic, but i guess its futuristic so more licence to be graphic? Dont know how they decide to be honest. .
Its a classic, love the film, i must have seen it 10 times
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