What film have you just watched?

Stumpy4154

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Saw Bo Rap on Thursday and thought it was a great film. To be honest, the first 20 minutes or so was a bit weak, but it really got into its stride in the '2nd Act' when the band deploys to a farm to record A Night At The Opera. The final Live Aid sequence is utterly brilliant and Malek really becomes Freddie from the moment he gets the 'tache.

I though Brian May was incredibly well played and Joe Malozzi was surprisingly good as the understated John Deacon. Jim 'Miami' Beach was also very well done. I didn't even realise that Mike Myers was behind the beard until I saw the credits!

From the look if it, it seems that most of the bad reviews came from those who really wanted it to be a gay porn flick.
Went to see this on Tuesday. Must agree @Signalman an absolute cracker of a film and as you say the Live Aid scene is something to send tingles down the spine. An indication of how much the audience enjoyed it was when the end credits were playing and everyone stayed in their seats listening to the music. I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of Oscars came out of it.
 
Went to see this on Tuesday. Must agree @Signalman an absolute cracker of a film and as you say the Live Aid scene is something to send tingles down the spine. An indication of how much the audience enjoyed it was when the end credits were playing and everyone stayed in their seats listening to the music. I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of Oscars came out of it.

Live in Rio on sky arts now followed by queen at the rainbow.
I am not playing my air guitar...



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Went to see this on Tuesday. Must agree @Signalman an absolute cracker of a film and as you say the Live Aid scene is something to send tingles down the spine. An indication of how much the audience enjoyed it was when the end credits were playing and everyone stayed in their seats listening to the music. I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of Oscars came out of it.
That was our experience as well. The move to the doors only started when a certain Signalman was desperate for a piss... :(
 
Watched the latest film from Simon Pegg/Nick Frost, Slaughterhouse Rulez. Horror/comedy about a posh boarding school built on top of a creatures lair, which are released due to fracking. I enjoyed it and found it funny, its not the best film they have done but certainly not the worst either.

 
Watched the latest film from Simon Pegg/Nick Frost, Slaughterhouse Rulez. Horror/comedy about a posh boarding school built on top of a creatures lair, which are released due to fracking. I enjoyed it and found it funny, its not the best film they have done but certainly not the worst either.

Would you say that there is an agenda regarding fracking,or was that coincidental to the plot?
 
Alpha. Coming-of-age sort of thing set 20,000 years ago. Chief's son gets left for dead on a buffalo hunt, befriends and heals an injured wolf and makes it home to invent the domestication of fur-coated razor blades as man's best friend. Entirely spoken in a made-up language with hints of Inuit to it - because we know what central Europeans spoke 20,000 years ago. Might as well have done it in English and save the viewer distraction from the stunning visuals.

Papillon. Not a patch on the Steve McQueen effort and about as close to the truth as the eponymous subjects autobiography is alleged to be. And they cast a Geordie to play a Frenchman using a cod American accent!
 
Alpha. Coming-of-age sort of thing set 20,000 years ago. Chief's son gets left for dead on a buffalo hunt, befriends and heals an injured wolf and makes it home to invent the domestication of fur-coated razor blades as man's best friend. Entirely spoken in a made-up language with hints of Inuit to it - because we know what central Europeans spoke 20,000 years ago. Might as well have done it in English and save the viewer distraction from the stunning visuals.

Papillon. Not a patch on the Steve McQueen effort and about as close to the truth as the eponymous subjects autobiography is alleged to be. And they cast a Geordie to play a Frenchman using a cod American accent!
Thats the first time Ive even since anything about a remake of Papillion, you get an idea of how bad it might be when remakes sail under the radar
 
Bohemian Rhapsody, really enjoyed it. Learned quite a lot about the band and their music but obviously focused on Freddie, and the cinema got quite dusty on occasion. Very well done.
 
Nerve, based on the premise of an internet dare game where watchers set up challenges for the players.

Actually a reskinned coming of age type story. Having said which it was entertaining enough.
 
Nerve, based on the premise of an internet dare game where watchers set up challenges for the players.

Actually a reskinned coming of age type story. Having said which it was entertaining enough.
Watched this last week and although the acting wasn't great, found it to be a good film to watch.
 
Most recent:
Halloween, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mile 22 and Blackkklansman. All great movies. Bohemian Rhapsody is quite an emotional one when Freddie Learns he has aids and won't last long. True performer. Halloween, 40 years of justice there!
 
Slapshot (1977)
Paul Newman
Strother Martin

Story of the Charlestown Chiefs minor league hockey team

 
The Guilty. A Danish flick with english subs.

Low budget but well executed. Without giving anything away, it's about a cop who is temporarily on duty (usually on the road, but on desk duty pending a court case) answering 112 calls. The film is shot entirely in a single office room(s), all about his conversations with callers.Won't tell anything else.

A slow burner.

 
A Quiet Place.

Nicely done though possibly 10 minutes too long but when hubby is the director and one of the writer's... Worth watching, 3 1/2 out of 5.


Lady Bird

Teenage girl and her relationships in the months leading to her going to college. Laurie Metcalf turns a great performance as the mother. 4 out of 5


Juliet, Naked

Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd and Ethan Hawke. Based upon a novel by Nick Hornby (are there any more permutations of middle-class relationship angst stories still left in him, or has he done them all by now?). It's definitely worth seeing; the cast clearly enjoyed themselves; Ethan Hawke actually shows he can really act and in a comedy, who'd have thunk it. One of the best extended scenes, without letting any spoilers slip, is set in a hospital room and is a total hoot. 4 out of 5.
 
Wait, 'tis this Dog Soldiers, yes?

Dog Soldiers (film) - Wikipedia

If so, I think I know the line you're talking about. Something along the lines of missing cutlery, or words to that effect?

I adore that film. It should have got a sequel.
Cough.... run out of ammo, knives, saucepans and all's that's left is a piece of firewood, there's a Werewolf set to pounce, you can attack with the stick or you can throw it and say......
 

Joker62

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Just seen Bohemian Rhapsody, what a film! Rami Malik plays Mercury really well, not sure if he actually songs but if he does, even better. A few sad moments such as when he finds out he has Aids, then it cuts to "Who wants to live forever" in the soundtrack. Well worth watching.
 

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