What film did you watch last night?

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

  1. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    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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  2. philk56

    philk56 Veteran

    I recorded this a few weeks ago and just got round to watching. Both brilliant and terrifying! Winner of this year's documentary Oscar.
     
  3. Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Guru

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    I watched that as well, well worth a watch. A really quite amazing story, though I thought he was just a little bit off (and I don't mean that in a negative way, just a bit not the usual, which is good!). I started watching it and the wife and daughter got really caught up with it as well.

     
  4. Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Guru

    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Well I got to "Wages of Fear" (French with subtitles, 1953). Meh. Yes it got good in the second half of the film, but the problem was with the first half of the film which had character development at a prodigiously glacial pace. Easily could have chopped 30 mins off this, and it would have been the better for it. See spoiler comment at the end of this.

    If I could rate it by halves, it would be 2/10 for the first half, and 9/10 for the second, so I suppose that leaves it rounded up to 6/10. Disappointing given the reviews I'd read. I would have loved to have talked with the director and writer to find out why they did the first half of the film the way they did -and what value they thought it brought to it.

    Btw, anyone have any recommendations for a film noir (don't mind subtitles) from around the mid 20th century?

    spoiler: I was disappointed with the way the fate of the second truck was dealt with, it just seemed... well.... disjointed. A seemingly half hearted attempt at developing the characters and then whoosh!
     
  5. Cletus Van Damme

    Cletus Van Damme Previously known as Cheesney Hawks

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    Nuts In May (1976) - more like a tv play. About a couple camping in Dorset, a vegetarian nature loving couple go camping to chill and enjoy the simple things. turns into a complete nightmare with the arrival of some unwanted neighbours. Absolutely hilarious. Keith Pratt (Roger Sloman) the leading actor is fantastic, they all are. It has a cast of about 5 people.

    9/10
     
  6. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Went Olde Worlde last night with The Miracle of Morgan's Creek - a 'screwball comedy' (a phrase admittedly to chill the blood) from 1943, and The Bank Dick, simply because a poster of WC Fields appeared in another movie I watched and I thought it had been awhile...

    Morgan's turned out to be a blast - a ridiculous plot, centring on a handful of excellent characters, excellently played, a terrific script that never let up for an instant, delivering many belly laughs. Just a real good feelgood movie. As for The Bank Dick, you can see why Fields gets the reverence he does. The film as a whole is lumpy - quite long periods where nothing much happens and the jokes are thin on the ground, but studded with moments and scenes of utter brilliance, with physical pratfalls and one-liners that exploit Fields's misogynistic persona to superb effect. Early scenes with 'family life' where the family snarl and bicker and dig at each other viciously are a genuine delight. Nothing better in that line has ever been produced. Overall, a triumph. And Fields is, it proves, a genius.
     
  7. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    had that on my hard drive for months and still not got round to watching it... might give it a go later.
     
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  8. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

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    Netflix question - is it possible somehow to get notifications for your film choice(s) ?
    I'm fed up of searching for their films that aren't available.
     
  9. Cletus Van Damme

    Cletus Van Damme Previously known as Cheesney Hawks

    Location:
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    Seriously its top quality stuff.
     
  10. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Finally got round to watching this last night,great film.Or should that read disturbing ? He really is a brilliant actor Harris.
     
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  11. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Layer cake, I do like this film
     
  12. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    Just watched "Inferno" by Dan Brown
     
  13. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Reinvented for 2019 - Formerly RealLeeHimself

    Thoughts?

    I liked Angels & Demons from the book of the same name by Dan Brown. Ewan McGregor was brilliant in it. Paul Bettany played a great character in Da Vinci Code.

    Inferno... I can’t remember much about it. I’ll have to give it another go along with The Da Vinci Code.
     
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  14. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    Thoughts .. very good and didn't feel like we had been watching for over 2 hours so yes very good .
     
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