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Post by Clinton Huxley » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:18 pm

Rum wrote:I've read good reviews about My Life as a Courgette. Are they justified?
It was well done. Oscar nominated for animation, i think. It is a children's film but doesnt shy from tough subjects. And only 66 mins long.

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Post by Pappa » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:19 am

We watched Blade Runner 2049 last night. I really liked it. It actually felt like a sequel to the original.
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Post by rachelbean » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:36 am

Yeah, Ani, I am glad you were wrong on this one. I really enjoyed it. It may not stand up to the original in every way, but it was beautifully filmed, well acted and like Papa said, really felt like a proper sequel. I will definitely be watching it again.
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Post by Animavore » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:15 am

Wrong? No. I'm right. It's The Emperor's New Clothes inverted. The clothes have no emperor inside.

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Post by Animavore » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:33 am

Saw Tom Cruise: The Movie XI last night. In this one Tom Cruise, as himself, runs guns for the CIA and drugs for Pablo Escobar.

Tom Cruise. :swoon:
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Post by rachelbean » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:06 am

Wait, What? :lol:
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Post by Clinton Huxley » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:42 am

An American Werewolf In London. Not seen in a long time.

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Post by JimC » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:16 am

I can't remember the last time I watched a movie, either in the cinema or on TV.

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Post by Rum » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:36 am

Going to see the new Thor this afternoon. You are never too old for some popcorn thrills..if they are done well.

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Post by Animavore » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:40 am

The new Thor is hilarious. Practically a parody.
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Post by Animavore » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:41 am

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After The Death of Stalin an internal power struggle ensues in this biopic from Armando Iannucci.

If you've in The Thick of It or In The Loop you know what to expect. Snappy, fast dialogue, deals made behind backs, fast alliances been made, scapegoats hung out to dry, this time with higher stakes as summary execution is the price of failure.

It's the ability to make near slapstick comedy out of such a gruesome period is the true stand out of this movie, including during a purge at the beginning. Top performances all around from the likes of Jason Isaacs Soviet General who sounds like a gruff Londoner, and Steve Buscemi's Khrushchev, with a Bronx twang. The fact the actors like Micheal Palin and Paul Whitehouse have British accents somehow adds to the comedy. Even Stalin talks like a dirty Yorkshireman.

Probably the most inappropriately funny biopic ever made. Highly recommended. :thumbup:
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:19 pm

rachelbean wrote:Yeah, Ani, I am glad you were wrong on this one. I really enjoyed it. It may not stand up to the original in every way, but it was beautifully filmed, well acted and like Papa said, really felt like a proper sequel. I will definitely be watching it again.
Ditto. I have a lot of affection for the first one and was kind of dreading the possibility of it being shit, or doing a Highlander II and having the sequel totally break the first film. But I really enjoyed it. It had some of the ambling pace and vague ambiance of the original, and the music and sound design were amazing.
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Post by Rum » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:18 pm

Well if you are going to see Thor Ragnarok buy loads of popcorn and remove your brain on the way in. Brilliantly made mindless fun. A great if ultimately empty filmic experience. Lots of laughs too.

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