What film have you just watched?

On freeview last evening-The Golden Compass-Good family entertainment with very good special effects,but it sort of stops halfway though the story,pending a sequel that i dont think happened?
The planned pair of sequels sadly never happened no. It was released at the same time as a couple of other similar but more highly hyped films (Narnia predominantly) and was overshadowed. As a result of it not doing as well as hoped they shelved plans to make adaptations of the other 2 books.

The His Dark Materials trilogy are excellent books by the way.
 
Wonder woman - Pure crap. How it got great reviews - IDK... Maybe its just not aimed at middle age men. It seemed like all the other DC movies, just with a female lead.

Dunkirk - Excellent (especially the sound of those Merlin engines with a decent sound system) bar a few scenes. (The final 'running on fumes' one for example). I hope Chris Nolan does some similar movies with different parts of WW2/WW1 etc.
 
Wonder woman - Pure crap. How it got great reviews
Most of the reviewers were at least warm-blooded males...?

Anyway, that's Mesrine Pt.2 done. Meh.
 
Most of the reviewers were at least warm-blooded males...?

Anyway, that's Mesrine Pt.2 done. Meh.
She was hot..but how long can you watch that without actually seeing some t*ts?
 

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Ex Machina

A.I story.....been reviewed here previously.

Found the 'other worldly' soundtrack a bit distracting but quite good looking.

Quite a lot of anglo Japanese newcomer Sonoya Mizuno on view - which is no bad thing.

 
Dig two graves on Netflix. Or it might've been Prime.
Very weird, but oddly compelling.
I wouldn't watch it again though.
And I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who doesn't like snakes. Or drowning. Or being burnt to death.
 
The Family.

Sunday night on Film4 but only watched last night. I thought I`d seen it before but no.
Very funny and most entertaining.

Stars De Niro, Tommy Lee and Pfeiffer plus two young actors who played the kids.

A Mafia squealer gets relocated to Normandy under the witness protection programme with his whole family but things don`t work out as expected.

 
On freeview last evening-The Golden Compass-Good family entertainment with very good special effects,but it sort of stops halfway though the story,pending a sequel that i dont think happened?
Movie run by the Finance Director, as is often the way, Script, locations, crew pared down in mid production.

Cost $180,000,000, grossed $77M and change at the box office.

Who knows, perhaps the originally planned production would have been better
 
Remake of 'On The Beach', Nuclear Winter scene courtesy of fire fighting foam (liberally sprayed over everything, especially deciduous trees in full bloom in a vain attempt to hide a lack of winter). Pesky stuff refuses to act like snow and the movie refuses to pretend to be well acted, written, directed...

 

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Remake of 'On The Beach', Nuclear Winter scene courtesy of fire fighting foam (liberally sprayed over everything, especially deciduous trees in full bloom in a vain attempt to hide a lack of winter). Pesky stuff refuses to act like snow and the movie refuses to pretend to be well acted, written, directed...

Said it before and I'll keep on saying it; some films should never, ever, be remade, re-imagined or bloody well ruined by arty-farty pretentious film school drop outs!
 
The Onion Field - as the review below says the last bit of the movie is rather episodic , and the end perhaps a bit upbeat considering what has come before, but this is probably one of the few films claiming to be a true story which comes very close to that. Ex-LAPD cop Joseph Wambaugh , who wrote the excellent book that it's based on, insisted on it, even putting up his own money for the film to ensure he had control over the final product .

The Onion Field

Onion Field, The -- (Movie Clip) Youngblood

Onion Field, The -- (Movie Clip) No Gratitude
 
Watched The Age of Adeline while sat on the train to jockland yesterday. Was pretty good not least cos the perfectly gorgeous Mrs Reynolds, Blake Lively was starring.
Born in the late 1900's she is the victim of a quirk in a meteorological incident & her body chemistry changes mean ing she won't age.. Stuck at 29 so to speak.
Has already had one kid & while the film doesn't break any ground its very well with the emotional side of her personal life/ not committing to anyone after her husband had been killed (just before she stopped ageing) & her trying to stay ahead of the game changing identity every decade. Everything comes full circle & we have the happy ending but its a good way to spend two hours.

Also watched Last Flag Flying on prime. Steve Carrel, Lawrence Fishburne & Bryan Cranston.
All three are USMC Vietnam veterans who haven't seen each other since their serivce. Carrell plays a father whose only son has joined the USMC & is KIA in afghanistan. He searches out his tow oppos to help him bury his son. There is a background incident from their time in Vietnam that binds these three together along with a another guy who died as a result of said incident.
Its pretty good. Fishburne is the weak link in the acting for me. Not that convincing. Cranston is superb & fcking funny. Carrell is good & this is the first straight role I've seen him in.
Some of the banter instigated for the most part by Cranston is great - there is scene when they are sat in the guards carriage of a train that is taking the coffin of Carrells son home for burial. A Cpl is also there as the escort Marine for the body - who just happens to have been the dead kids bezzer. They are all sat around the coffin & they start spinning dits about hoors in Vietnam. I was near crying with laughter.
 
Watched The Age of Adeline while sat on the train to jockland yesterday. Was pretty good not least cos the perfectly gorgeous Mrs Reynolds, Blake Lively was starring.
Born in the late 1900's she is the victim of a quirk in a meteorological incident & her body chemistry changes mean ing she won't age.. Stuck at 29 so to speak.
Has already had one kid & while the film doesn't break any ground its very well with the emotional side of her personal life/ not committing to anyone after her husband had been killed (just before she stopped ageing) & her trying to stay ahead of the game changing identity every decade. Everything comes full circle & we have the happy ending but its a good way to spend two hours.
Post #17,200 of Jun 20 2017 reviews it in much more detail. ;)
 
Power Play (1978). Really very good, stuck away on an obscure channel in the wee small hours. Some really big names from the old days, Peter O’Toole and Donald Pleasence to name but two.
Plenty of tank porn and an old rifle or two that may bring back memories.
 
Power Play (1978). Really very good, stuck away on an obscure channel in the wee small hours. Some really big names from the old days, Peter O’Toole and Donald Pleasence to name but two.
Plenty of tank porn and an old rifle or two that may bring back memories.
I saw a movie with O'Toole and Pleasence the other night, among many others including Tom Courtenay and Omar Sharif, called The Night Of The Generals. Has its moments but overall not very good.
 
I saw a movie ... called The Night Of The Generals. Has its moments but overall not very good.
Not very thought provoking to make the psychotic guy the killer. Maybe the book was better.

What really threw me off was the Peter O'Toole character starting the film as a Heer General in Poland, then reappearing as an SS General in Paris. To top it off, his SS uniform has white trim.

Cheers,
Dan.

PS: Love Joanna Pettet, though.

 
Not very thought provoking to make the psychotic guy the killer. Maybe the book was better.
Written by Hans Hellmut Kirst, a former German Wermacht officer who wrote many novels about the war.
Kirst's 'Tanz' was not the 'O'Toole-over-the-top-twitching-and-giggling-psychotic'. He was homosexual, and the love of his life, another soldier, died in his arms whispering the name of a beautiful female prostitute
I read an English translation of 'Night of the Generals' back in the 70s, a very good read, keeps the reader engaged until the end and won an American writers award, which is how Columbia Pictures became interested and bought the film rights.


Dumbed down film script.

The White Stripe was fed into the movie to throw off the cop who knew from a witness that the murderer was one of three generals in the city the night of the first murder, due to the broad red stripe on the uniform trousers, which was all that the witness saw on the stairs leading to the victims room in Warsaw.

 
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Dunkirk - Excellent (especially the sound of those Merlin engines with a decent sound system) bar a few scenes. (The final 'running on fumes' one for example). I hope Chris Nolan does some similar movies with different parts of WW2/WW1 etc.
I was highly disappointed in it too many glaring issues

By the way why glide a spit halfway to holland and manually pump the gear down just to burn it when you land? why not belly land near your own lines (or within them) and burn it in situ there
 

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