Movies of the good kind we have looked upon.

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Post by Clinton Huxley » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:42 pm

10 minutes in to The Infiltrator. Opinion TBD but i have snorted once, so it may be ok.
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Post by Animavore » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:22 pm

Why is Robocop still relevant? :lol:
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Post by Rum » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:04 am

The Black Clansmen. Spike Lee’s latest. Astonishingly clever and brilliantly entertaining.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:53 pm

Robocop. Yeah, they call it a classic now, but it was shit at the time. A friend of mine put it best I think. Robocop is a 5-star 2-star movie.
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Post by Rum » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:49 pm

A wet January afternoon so I went to see a film I might not have bothered with otherwise. So glad I did!

Spider-Man: into the spiderverse- what a brilliant film. All animation but I would say it has raised the bar for the likes of Disney by some measure. If you are a Marvel fan - even in a small way - go see it and don’t be put of by it being ‘animation’. It is something else again!

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Post by Animavore » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:05 pm

Spider-Verse was amazing.
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Post by Rum » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:57 pm

Watched 'Searching' last night as a rental on my subscription channel. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7668870/

It didn't get a wide release though I think it should have - anyway it got onto TV pretty quickly.

The whole thing - a 'mystery' story about a guy whose daughter goes missing takes place on computer screens, showing texts, Facebook and other social media content as well as the occasional bit of video. No actual film of the drama in the usual way at all.

I thought it was clever and really interesting - plus it had a really good twist at the end. Catch it if you can.

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Post by Animavore » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:02 pm

I saw Searching in the cinema. I figured it out very early on. The answer was telegraphed clearly to anyone paying attention to what was in the windows on the peripheral. Pissed my girlfriend off that I "ruined" it on her. I think if she wasn't paying attention that's on her. :dunno:
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Post by Animavore » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:09 pm

Here's when the plot was given away. MASSIVE SPOILER.
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When Chow gets a call off Detective Vick he looks her up on Facebook. On it it has some quote about a mother's love (or something) and the picture is her and her son. As Chow closes that window her son is seen among the pictures of his daughter's classmates.
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Post by Rum » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:12 pm

Animavore wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:02 pm
I saw Searching in the cinema. I figured it out very early on. The answer was telegraphed clearly to anyone paying attention to what was in the windows on the peripheral. Pissed my girlfriend off that I "ruined" it on her. I think if she wasn't paying attention that's on her. :dunno:
Really? The idea of a twist is to make it a surprise. Just cos you are a smarty pants is no reason to spoil it for her. I'm a smarty pants and I missed it.

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Post by Animavore » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:15 pm

Rum wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Animavore wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:02 pm
I saw Searching in the cinema. I figured it out very early on. The answer was telegraphed clearly to anyone paying attention to what was in the windows on the peripheral. Pissed my girlfriend off that I "ruined" it on her. I think if she wasn't paying attention that's on her. :dunno:
Really? The idea of a twist is to make it a surprise. Just cos you are a smarty pants is no reason to spoil it for her. I'm a smarty pants and I missed it.
I got it so early it wasn't guaranteed when I said it to her. Of course once the cat was out of the bag it was hard not to look at the rest of the movie through that lens.
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Post by Rum » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:39 pm

Cold and wet afternoon, so I did something I rarely do- go to the cinema on my own.

Went to see Stan and Ollie. I’m a big fan of Steve Koogan to begin with, but I thought the film was a triumph. The two wives added enormously to it. Sentimental in places but tough enough in others to make it work. Really glad I went!

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Post by Clinton Huxley » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:02 pm

The Devil's Backbone. Again. A personal favourite.
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Post by Clinton Huxley » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:10 pm

Alita: Battle Angel.

Hmmm. Didn't really like the design of the film and the script would have been rejected by CBeebies as too simplistic.

The girls seemed to enjoy a female character kicking everyone's arse, mind.
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Post by Rum » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:12 pm

Those eyes. Just wroooonnngg!

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