What film did you watch last night?

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

  1. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Pulp Fiction. What a movie! Never lets up from start to finish, and must have the best soundtrack of any movie, ever. The OD scenes are absolutely brilliant - a masterly tightrope walk over horror & black comedy. You can certainly see why it's so revered by movie nuts.
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  2. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    Polar. A Netflix film about a group of assassins. Excellent story. Loads of gore. 8/10.
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  3. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Whitley Bay
    Lords of Chaos - 3/10

    The story, in a way, of Mayhem, one of my favourite bands and pioneers of the black metal sound.

    I admit that I was expecting to be disappointed by this, and I was. But I suppose I shouldn't be that surprised given the book used as kind of source material. What frustrates me most is that it was directed by someone involved and influential in the scene, who really should have known better.
  4. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    Just back from the pictures seeing The Keeper, a biopic of the German POW Bert Trautmann who earned eternal fame by staying on in England and fighting back against prejudice and hatred and winning the people over with his ability. Of course, his main claim to fame was playing on in an FA Cup Final with a broken neck which could have killed him. A young couple in front of us were totally bemused why he wasn't subbed! I had to explain in the foyer outside.

    Couple of minor gripes; the hills around St. Helens, the first amateur team to play Trautmann while he was still in the POW camp in 1945, have either all worn away to nothing or - imagine this - it wasn't filmed anywhere near St. Helens! And neither Bert nor his wife aged a day between 1945 and 1954, which is quite amazing! Other than that, it was a truly magnificent film.

    I'd like to give it the best 6/10 I've given any film this year so far.
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  5. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Whitley Bay
    Cinema last night on a date with the boy to see The Room - 10/10

    As a film, this is a total disaster, but as a shared experience in a cinema hurling plastic spoons at the screen, American footballs to other folks, and yelling out nonsense, banter and insults it cannot be beaten.

    I'd forgotten just how many things there are wrong with it. Plot lines are introduced then completely forgotten about, there are so many out of focus shots, the score is bizarre, the sex scenes laughable, a good 15 minutes of random establishing shots in case you'd forgotten it was in San Francisco.

    Watch it with friends, and have an absolute riot.

    This scene sums it up pretty much perfectly:

  6. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    Stan & Ollie - the best film I've seen this year. Coogan and Reilly are both superbly cast and totally convincing in their roles. A gentle, moving film that looks at the end of their career without being maudlin.
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  7. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    I watched Dumbo with my son.

    He enjoyed it, but hasnt seen the cartoon version.

    I didnt like it much. Not one of Tim Burtons finest.
  8. Proto

    Proto Veteran

    Beautiful Creatures. Stellar cast - Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Viola Davis amongst others - what could possibly go wrong? Well, it turns out, just about everything. Slow, ponderous, ridiculous storyline, and even the acting far from engaging (some very dodgy accents!)
    I really tried to like it, gave it my best shot, but I lasted about 45 minutes, then turned it off. Avoid, it’s terrible. 2/10
    Last edited: 13 Apr 2019
  9. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    Premium Rush. Saw it advertised in the Sunday papers, thought we'd give it a go. Enjoyed it, 7/10.
    We only watch popcorn and kid's movies, really, never horror. Sci-fi and action too, if not gory. So we're a bit weedy as film watchers!
  10. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Black '47 (Netflix)

    Revenge thriller set during the Great Hunger. A Connaught Ranger returns home to find Ireland in the grip of famine, and his family the victims of callous landlords and their agents.

    What follows is a very western-esque tale of a man pushed beyond his limits taking revenge on those who have wronged him, pursued by Hugo Weaving's weary detective, a pompous, rigid, but well meaning Army captain and the idealistic private who serves as his orderly. Set against a bleakly beautiful (and wonderfully photographed) countryside, it has great performances, especially from the impassive James Frecheville as the wronged soldier, and Stephen Rea, who joins the hunters as a translator.
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