Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Nick, Jan 8, 2018.
Watched Jumanji and it was decent.
The Foreigner on Netflix with Jackie Chan was also good.
also saw Jumanji at weekend (kids birthday party) and was pleasantly suprised (in a number of ways)
You like the Rock?
I thought it was pretty good, Kevin Hart usually makes things better.
The Darkest Hour 10/10 deserving of all the plaudits. Gary Oldman is fantastic as Churchill
3 Billboards 9/10 Another decent watch
Inspirational, stirring stuff.
Watched it (Darkest Hour) last night. Didn't appreciate beforehand many of the facts that I've since checked and are true, albeit exaggerated.
The girl getting on the bus just before it blows up is my daughter.
I know I am going back a bit, but I have only just seen it.
What are people's thoughts on Get Out and the twist in the film?
Just had a scour of the internet to see if people spotted the twist very early on, but no-one seemingly did.
Not claiming to be clever, but it seemed obvious to me.
Loved the film, but it did spoil it a bit for me with the reveal (Rose, the daughter)
I thought it was great, I thought it was strange how the mother wanted to hypnotise the lad and thought it even more strange when she actually did and they had that scene but I didn't actually see the twist until he finds the photo's.
Must just be me. I just saw that all the family were all so odd and yet Chris's girlfriend, Rose didn't even bat an eye. The Chris character was surrounded and confronted with weirdness and I immediately said to myself she must be in on it unless she goes on and warns him all her family are very eccentric and slightly strange.
All the time she didn't bat an eye and that immediately rang alarm bells for me and I kept thinking if she knows her family are like this, which she obviously would, she wouldn't have invited her boyfriend for a weekend visit and would have just popped him over for a quick hello only.
Like red rag to a bull for me and I immediately thought she's bloody in on it too!
Saw it too, the bit in the Tube seems utterly invented. According to "Churchill's bodyguard" series I'm watching on Yesterday I would say.
1) Churchill was never without a bodyguard in the war years, usually Inspector Walter Thompson on whose memoirs the series is based.
2) Churchill got information of the mood of the public from Thompson.
Having said that it's a jolly entertaining and dramatic sequence and the film is excellent.
I read that although there is no evidence of this particular event, he did similar things at various times.
Acts of violence, 6/10 switch your brain off and just enjoy it.
The beyond, 5/10 It couldn't decide if it wanted a home movie or documentary vibe to it, great concept that was poorly executed. Its watchable but I wouldn't rush out to have a watch.
Bright, 7/10 decent film
Geostorm, 6/10 it's ok.
Think I may pop to the cinema tomorrow and have a watch of 3 billboards.
Have seen the ads of 3 billboards, it looks a bit strange.
Thought Geostorm was pretty poor... 4/10
Has fabulous reviews. I really fancy it.
It might be one of those you have to "get".
3 billboards, 10/10. Absolutely brilliant film, superb cast, Sam Rockwell is brilliant and his racist rant really sets his character up brilliantly. He'll surely be an Oscar winner for his part.
Renegades 3/10, tedious.
Small town crime 4/10.
Kenny, documentary about the life and career of Kenny Dalglish, growing up in the 80's they were the team everyone hated ( still are to some) and I dont really remember seeing Dalglish play in his pomp, but my god what a player he must have been from the clips shown, It also charts Heysel and Hillsborough, a thoroughly entertaining watch one which shows the strain he suffered at the time but clearly still something he thinks of every single day.
Thor Ragnorak, for me a much needed film away from the Avenger storylines which is threatening to consume itself, Amusing, with a different tone to the more recent Marvel efforts, almost as good as Thor, much better than the Dark World.
Thor Ragnorak 5/10 enjoyed it.
Suburbicon 3/10 pointless film, nothing ground breaking, tedious.
Jumanji welcome to the jungle, I enjoyed it, a couple of nods to the original.
Jack Black was good in it, 7/10
Molly's Game was pretty good. Would have been interesting to know the real film stars so might have a google.
The Lobster - fuck knows what was going on/10
50 Shades Freed - 2/10
Got dragged by the missus to watch it yesterday. Apart from the Odeon being like a zoo, the film was really cringey and lame. The small bits of humour were not funny, the acting appalling, and if I wanted to watch some action I would have gone to the toilet and got a soft core magazine.
The only part I found entertaining was when she was getting beaten up by her pycho ex-boss. It shouldn't have been funny but I found myself in heaps of laughter whilst the rest of the audience were frothing over their popcorn.
Please Stand By (2017) - IMDb
Educational tearjerker starring Dakota Fanning as an autistic girl who runs away from her care home in the hope of finding fame as a scifi writer in Hollywood. The twist near the end is absolutely brilliant provided you're at least vaguely familiar with the Star Trek universe otherwise it won't make any sense at all.
I never go by what critics say about a film. Everyone has their own opinions. For example, a lot of sci-fi films like Star Wars, Avatar, etc got great reviews but I wouldn't watch them because I can't stand sci-fi. But a good thriller like Taken and the follow-ups were top drawer for me. That's the sort I tend to look for. I've seen a good few films on Kodi lately that were really good:- Hacksaw Ridge and Allied to name a couple. The Exception was a good film as well, starring Christopher Plummer as exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II during WW2. Really good.
The Maze was a good film also. About IRA prisoners escaping from the Maze prison.
This looks interesting.
Isle of Dogs, Berlin Film Festival, review: if you're looking for cute, cuddly Wes Anderson you're barking up the wrong tree
Ha ha . I know what you mean but I loved it.
Three Billboards... 8/10
Loved it. McDormands acting, the subtle dark humour, the story. Brilliant
Game night. 6/10. I was really excited to see it, looked interesting and had decent reviews. I didn't really think it was anything special, had a few funny moments, no need to rush out and see this.
of course you did mate! At gunpoint was it?!
I watched it the other week, fell asleep halfway through. What a pile of shite.
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