What film have you just watched?

Body of Lies is an outing for Leonardo di Caprio and Russel Crowe in a spy thriller where diCario is a CIA agent operating in Jordan. DiCaprio has come a long way over the years and I enjoyed this film. When he started out I wanted to work him over with a baseball bat but since Blood Diamond he seems to be improving. Film was directed by Ridley Scott whose films I generally enjoy.
Same feeling about DiCaprio until I saw him in the Yank version of Romeo and Juliet. It was a fceking awful abridgement in many ways and they changed the plot but it worked and the kids at school who saw it loved it. Result!
 
Alien Covenant on Sky Premier. What a load of poop. All that CGI and modern filming techniques and they couldn’t get within a light year of achieving the raw tension of the original film. No Ripley in panties moment either. Very disappointing.
I have to agree. No tension or suspense, and Katherine Waterston as lead? Completely asexual, and definitely not a Ripley. She didn't have any action scenes until the very end. And she was fully dressed the whole time. You'd think that someone who walked full-frontal naked and let Joaquin Phoenix take her from behind in Inherent Vice wouldn't have felt flustered to wear a t-shirt or something. And let's face it, with her clothes on she's not that good-looking. I liked her in Steve Jobs though.

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Dan.
 
Hurricane heist, on sky. Heavily promoted by sky. Made by sky, pretty awful. Unless you like hurricanes, bleak dystopian landscapes and weird trucks.

Top tip when running about in a hurricane, lean into the wind.
Thanks for the heads up, it sounds just like a 'Twister'remake.

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Just watched 'An Officer and a Gentleman' because why the **** not. From the shit acting, to the almost documentary-esque whores who honeytrap, and Richard Gere's god awful accent, it's just a great movie.

It is however, the best use of the word '****' in any movie.
 
Same feeling about DiCaprio until I saw him in the Yank version of Romeo and Juliet. It was a fceking awful abridgement in many ways and they changed the plot but it worked and the kids at school who saw it loved it. Result!
That Romeo + Juliet thing is the only English-language film made out of one of Billy's tragedies I actually like. It came out way too late for me to see it at school, sadly. I do like some of his historical plays though.
 
A Million Ways To Die In The West

I doubt that I will ever watch it again. The comedy is basic, very basic, some funny bits but well apart. As the filmmakers were channeling various classic westerns I got more interest in trying to remember what film they were paying homage to at that point, even the ending matched the way they did it in the 40s' and 50s'.
 
Isle of Dogs, took grandson. Think I liked it more than him, lot of Japanese influences so a bit different.
Thanks for that. I have tickets to see it on Monday and looked in here for an expert opinion!
 
I have to agree. Katherine Waterston as lead? You'd think that someone who walked full-frontal naked and let Joaquin Phoenix take her from behind in Inherent Vice wouldn't have felt flustered to wear a t-shirt or something.
Inherent Vice has just gone to number 1 on my films to watch list! :smile:
 
The Battle of Naretva. T-34 and PAK porn abound - and some cleverly falseworked Shermans playing at being Tigers (without a hint of irony).
 
Leo de Caprio was of course in The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorcese's mainly improvised film of 2013. Cracking film -broke the Guinness World Record for the most swearing in one movie. Based on Jordan Belfort (who also cameos in it), the little sh*t rogue trader selling duff penny stocks to mugs. You can trace it all back to Gordon Gecko and Junk Bonds.
 
'The Last Journey', Moving Pictures.
1935 B&W...jolly exciting! Honest!
I can't say too much without spoiling it, but it's got [steam] trains, planes & automobiles, crooks, mentalists, batty old ladies, fat drunks, postmen.. a ladies hat blows off at one point.
 
Justice League. Nice extension to the universe franchises but getting a bit formulic. Or it could just be that Affleck is a tit and grossly miscast. Gadot oozes more "I would" than you can shake a dirty stick at, however.

12 Strong. Yeah - now that's what I call an action flick!
 
Justice League. Nice extension to the universe franchises but getting a bit formulic. Or it could just be that Affleck is a tit and grossly miscast. Gadot oozes more "I would" than you can shake a dirty stick at, however.

12 Strong. Yeah - now that's what I call an action flick!

Affleck makes a good older Batman.
For all the critics I enjoyed it. Its not meant to be Shakespeare, its people punching stuff.
 
After mentioning it yesterday, The Wolf of Wall Street again after a few years. Filthy and funny in parts, record swearing levels. Note to self never take Lemmon 7's and stay away from horny blonde gold-diggers. Favourite bit, the Jordan meets Naomi scene, funny as feck NAAFI material but this movie is not for the prim and proper.
 
Winchester. Watched last night on Terrarium TV. IMDB Link. Nothing brilliant, but a good way to waste a couple of hours if you're bored. Typical jump out scare film.
Was more interested in googling info on the real Sarah Winchester that the film is based on and the Winchester House. Absolutely amazing stuff if you like that sort of thing.
 

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