What film have you just watched?

TamH70

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Just finished watching the 1997 Peter Hyams-directed horror film, "The Relic". Starring Tom Sizemore in one of his best roles as Lieutenant D'Agosta of the Chicago P.D and Penelope Ann Miller as an evolutionary biologist, who both get into the middle of a massive amount of blood and carnage in the Fields Museum in Chicago, caused by a rogue scientist with what looks like a massive case of the Indiana Joneses as far as his clothing is concerned.

It's really good, ideal Friday night/Saturday morning viewing with the lights off.

Edited to add

It's on BBC iPlayer at the moment.
 
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Hexi Bloke

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Went to see 1917 last Tuesday (Jan 14). I wouldn't say it was action packed, defiantly not a "Saving Private Ryan" style film however, its a good film about British Soldiers and of course this film is based on true accounts, (from the Directors Grandfather I believe ?). All in all I'd rate it and Im glad I watched it on a full sized screen.
 

beer

Old-Salt
Just finished watching the 1997 Peter Hyams-directed horror film, "The Relic". Starring Tom Sizemore in one of his best roles as Lieutenant D'Agosta of the Chicago P.D and Penelope Ann Miller as an evolutionary biologist, who both get into the middle of a massive amount of blood and carnage in the Fields Museum in Chicago, caused by a rogue scientist with what looks like a massive case of the Indiana Joneses as far as his clothing is concerned.

It's really good, ideal Friday night/Saturday morning viewing with the lights off.

Edited to add

It's on BBC iPlayer at the moment.
The Agent Prendergast books it is based on are quite enjoyable too, in a camp type of way.
 
Went to see 1917 last Tuesday (Jan 14). I wouldn't say it was action packed, defiantly not a "Saving Private Ryan" style film however, its a good film about British Soldiers and of course this film is based on true accounts, (from the Directors Grandfather I believe ?). All in all I'd rate it and Im glad I watched it on a full sized screen.
Booked tickets to see it tomorrow.
Had the last two and was pretty much fully booked all day.
 
Just got back from "1917"

A well made film, shot as an almost continuous take, ie very few cuts, and isn't full of Hollywoodisms. Just two ordinary Tommy's tasked with a mission to deliver urgent orders to a batallion some distance away.

Not what I'd describe as a blockbuster, but in a good way. Worth a look and to me was over much more quickly than its 2 hour running time.

My only criticism which is minor was all the occifers were played by well known faces and could just have easily been played by anyone. They took you out of the film a bit except for Mark Strong whose role as a sympathetic and pragmatic soldier was quite welcome.
 
Just got back from "1917"

A well made film, shot as an almost continuous take, ie very few cuts, and isn't full of Hollywoodisms. Just two ordinary Tommy's tasked with a mission to deliver urgent orders to a batallion some distance away.

Not what I'd describe as a blockbuster, but in a good way. Worth a look and to me was over much more quickly than its 2 hour running time.

My only criticism which is minor was all the occifers were played by well known faces and could just have easily been played by anyone. They took you out of the film a bit except for Mark Strong whose role as a sympathetic and pragmatic soldier was quite welcome.
When I saw that you'd mentioned Mark Strong is in the film I wondered if Colin Firth was in it as well. Lo and behold he is. It seems that those two are joined at the hip film-wise.
 

NSP

LE
The Battle Of Jangsari, about the rookie South Korean landing at the place of the same name in 1950 as a diversion to fool the North that the counter-attack launched next day at Incheon was actually coming in on the east coast.

Quite a lot of authentic-looking kit on show - including a time-travelling UH-1.

There's a T-34 in it...
 
Went to see 1917 last Tuesday (Jan 14). I wouldn't say it was action packed, defiantly not a "Saving Private Ryan" style film however, its a good film about British Soldiers and of course this film is based on true accounts, (from the Directors Grandfather I believe ?). All in all I'd rate it and Im glad I watched it on a full sized screen.
Just watched it, started off promising but for me it got more and more fanciful, as with a lot of films it started to struggle with things to fill in the running time. Eventualy at about the half way mark I started fast forwarding, in a nutshell it got boring.
 

Hexi Bloke

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Just watched it, started off promising but for me it got more and more fanciful, as with a lot of films it started to struggle with things to fill in the running time. Eventualy at about the half way mark I started fast forwarding, in a nutshell it got boring.
I think your comments are bang on.
 
Watched Hunt For The Wilderpeople last night starring Sam Neil. A teenage juvenile delinquent in NZ is sent to live on a farm in order to try and straighten him out much to the annoyance of Sam Neil. It all goes horribly wrong with both the kid and Sam Neil ending up on the run from the authorities.

I thought is was a well made funny film and well worth a watch.
 
The Siege Of Jadotville (2016)

Very good indeed and not just because of the FAL, No.4 (T) and Charlie G porn.

Set in 1961 Irish UN peacekeepers cut off in an almost Zulu like scenario, or at least it reminded me of Zulu.

I thought it was very well made and certainly worth a watch if you get the chance.

 
The Upside.
With Kevin Fart, Nicole Skidpants and Bryan Cranston Pickle.
Sometimes funny, sometimes sad but a very enjoyable film. Based on a true story Cranston is wheelchair bound and hires two time loser Hart to take care of him. Hart is unconventional to say the least but they become life long friends.
 
The Siege Of Jadotville (2016)

Very good indeed and not just because of the FAL, No.4 (T) and Charlie G porn.

Set in 1961 Irish UN peacekeepers cut off in an almost Zulu like scenario, or at least it reminded me of Zulu.

I thought it was very well made and certainly worth a watch if you get the chance.

Have watched this twice, based on a true story it shows quite well how a bunch of guys sent to do a job are let down by the system before/during /after the event. Eventually the blokes were recognised for what they did but not after many years of carrying the stigma of being cowards.
As @Munter Hunter quite rightly says there is some porn. :p
 
"The Highwaymen" Netflix
Kevin Costner
Woody Harrelson
Story of Texas Ranger Frank Hamer and his partner who got Bonnie and Clyde



Ain't half bad
 
1917, really good, single take shot for the entire movie. Captures the swing from "this is my highest purpose" one minute to "this is all pointless" the next.

Battle of Long Tan (cant even remember the name of the movie), disappointing, makes a mess of the strategic side, focusing on incompetent officers. It si not clear from other sources if this is made up hollywood stuff or real. The doc, battle of long tan, is much better.
 

Nemesis44UK

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Book Reviewer
Just put the latest Terminator movie on. That enhanced bird is well hot (looks a bit androgenous in the promo stills) and the action so far is non-stop. The baddy Terminator has Jason Clarke's iron-filings type build from Genesis. If you haven't seen Genesis or T2 reasonably recently you'll struggle to figure out where it sits in the timeline.

It's looking good so far, though.

Oooh - Linda's just appeared. Still looking "I would" despite being geriatric!

Edited to add: if you didn't watch Genesis through to the post-credits teaser you will struggle with this one!
Terminator Genysis wasn't bad, I thought. Emilia Clarke is perfect and I liked the shoutouts to the original film. I look forward to watching Dark Fate.
 

Nemesis44UK

LE
Book Reviewer
Just got back from "1917"

A well made film, shot as an almost continuous take, ie very few cuts, and isn't full of Hollywoodisms. Just two ordinary Tommy's tasked with a mission to deliver urgent orders to a batallion some distance away.

Not what I'd describe as a blockbuster, but in a good way. Worth a look and to me was over much more quickly than its 2 hour running time.

My only criticism which is minor was all the occifers were played by well known faces and could just have easily been played by anyone. They took you out of the film a bit except for Mark Strong whose role as a sympathetic and pragmatic soldier was quite welcome.
I loved Mark Strong in this and even CucumberBatch. Strong's officer was a good example of the best type of leader. Cucumberbatch's sneering officer, not so much. Hard to make an impression in such limited screentime, but they both managed it.
 

Nemesis44UK

LE
Book Reviewer
Triple Frontier on Netflix - Stupid title makes no sense.

Not a bad film, five ex-soldiers rip off a drugs warlord but everything goes to steaming dog toffee. Ben Affleck is the big name here, along with Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron from Star Wars), Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy and Pedro Pascal (Game of Throne's Oberyn Martell). A few surprises, but quite predictable.

It's a solid 6.5 - 7.0 out of 10, it was engaging enough at 5.00am this morning.
 

Whining Civvy

War Hero
"The Highwaymen" Netflix
Kevin Costner
Woody Harrelson
Story of Texas Ranger Frank Hamer and his partner who got Bonnie and Clyde



Ain't half bad
I really enjoyed that, too.

I've just seen 'The Gentlemen' at the cinema as the missus was due a dinner and movie night due to her not being an ******** for an entire week and she chose it. Not my usual cup of tea as I don't really like Guy Richie and cannot stand that simpering floppy haired posh tw@ Hugh Grant, but to my surprise I quite enjoyed it and the latter was almost likeable in his role as grubby tabloid journo. It is basically the bog standard Richie London gangster crap with chavs and sleaze and guns and so on and so forth, but some very good acting makes up for the irritating accents and Guy Richie plot (you know what I mean). Worth watching on Netflix if you want a bit of light popcornism or whatever but I wouldn't pay money at the cinema if I were you.
 

chrisg46

LE
Book Reviewer
Not seen 1917 yet but was speaking with a mate who was one of the extra's on the scene from the trailer with the guy running across the front of the Trench as soldiers charge out of it. Apparently, the ones who fall are being genuinely blown over by the explosions.
 

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