Discussion in 'Film & TV' started by Boreas, Jul 3, 2015.
I watched Logan this morning. I enjoyed it.
Watched the new Wonder Woman last night. Really liked it .. definitely hoping for some sequels. I'm a little bit in love with Gal Gadot.
The Book of Eli. 2010. Hughs brothers. Soporific...
I have already started watching the 2nd season of Black Mirror: Great so far!
I watched Metropolis the other day. I couldn't sleep this morning so watched some crappy movie called Jupiter Ascending. Painful.
Oh dear! I sympathise with you. I tried to watch it a few months back and fell happily asleep. Never felt the urge to give it a second chance…
Saw two films tonight.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword by Guy Ritchie. Okay, when the film opened with elephantus gigantus, I immediately groaned inwardly. I knew from the start that it wasn't going to be a faithful or a serious adaptation, but that just seemed beyond ridiculous...impinging on Lord of the Rings territory. BUT, that initial scene was actually helpful in dispelling any illusions I might have had for the film, and once I decided to just go with the flow, I really enjoyed it. Ritchie's version of Arthur only keeps the skeleton of the story with a few key markers, but changes everything else. What he's done is brought Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels to mediaeval Britain. He's made Arthur a streetwise racketeer, and it bloody worked. I heard people saying that it was crap, but if you forget about expecting any kind of serious Arthur film, this remix by Ritchie is really entertaining. I'm giving it a B+. Yes, that's how much I enjoyed this silly film. Hell, there's even Kung-fu.
Alien: Covenant by Ridley Scott. I'm compelled to watch anything related to the Xenomorph, no matter how bad. It was marginally better than Prometheus, but that's not saying much as even a short vomit experience to get the excess alcohol out of your system is more pleasurable than watching that turd of a film. Being marginally better than P doesn't make it good. Fuck you Ridley Scott for ruining Alien continuity for all time. How do you not feel ashamed at putting out such worthless plots and badly retconning your original masterpiece. Do you need cash? Is it an ego thing? You've long needed to be put out to pasture. Michael Fassbender did a great job as usual, but even top quality actors will never redeem shit writing.
I bet you feel lots better after this...
And I agree Prometheus was una gran caca.
I rewatched a classic spaghetti Western recently: For a Few Dollars More by Sergio Leone with Clint Eastwood and the awesome Lee van Cleef.
A little, but not enough. But we definitely agree on Prometheus.
Watched Keeping Up With The Joneses last night. Was in the mood for a comedy.
Decent film. Probably my favourite part was when the characters played by Gal Gadot and Isla Fisher went lingerie shopping. Very tastefully done!
I'm looking forward to watching this. I'm with you on Gal Gadot!
I watched Unforgiven the other day. I had forgotten how good that film is.
Last evening I watched Advantageous 2015 by J. Phang
A sci-fi drama tackling complex issues such as aging, parenting, and solitude. An interesting intake although not executed in the most exciting way.
Watched Alien: Covenant, last night. I watched Prometheus on a flight a few years back and can actually remember nothing about it, but I've read no end of crap reviews for it. A:C was pretty good though ... it was just entertaining ... lots of action and lots of gore, with a decent twist thrown in for good measure. I don't think it will linger in my memory for long, but it was fun whilst it lasted.
I just watched a hostage thriller based on the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege in London called 6 Days and directed by Toa Fraser. Not bad, quite entertaining. Gets marks for showing SAS training specifically oriented for the various situations they might have had to deal with. And I really like Mark Strong, but this was not one of his better roles. Overall, I'd give it a B- since I wasn't really expecting much.
I saw Spiderman: Homecoming last night. On some level, I kinda liked it, but I hate the connection between Spidey and Iron Man and this whole unified Marvel movie franchise, and the whole school angle was warped. Couldn't stand the stupid best friend, how they changed Flash, the sports jock and bully, into an Indian clever guy and a toned down verbal bully, and how Peter Parker is actually a bit of a dumbass instead of the clever industrious kid he's supposed to be. And the 60+ something Aunt May has been turned into a more foxy 35+ year old. Michael Keaton as the Vulture was the best role. And ok, I admit, the Stark Industries designed AI spider suit was awesome.
During the last couple of days, I have tried to watch Cowboys and Aliens 2011 and Pandorum 2009. In both occasions, I fell asleep after 40m. How can I put this:
However, I went to watch It last evening and I remained awake. Very entertaining. You know the scary moment is coming but I still managed to knock over my popcorn
I recently found a low-budget movie called 'Radius.' It's a high-concept sci-fi mixed with psychological horror. The producers give away a lot of the concept with the title and marketing so if you're keen to watch it, I'd avoid reading up anything about it. Even so, the initial element of the concept is revealed early on (I'm not going to mention it here since I actually disagree with the producers and feel like it's better not to know.) There's lots of twists in the plot as things go on, the ending isn't the best pay-off but the movie is solid, well played out and interesting throughout.
It's up to you. Look it up and you'll find out what the premise is or check it out blind and see for yourself. When I watched it, I wished I'd gone in blind and discovered what was going on along with the protagonist.
I just saw Luc Besson's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" (2017). Fun romp, a real visual spectacle, but wooden acting from the leads. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it. Loved the concept of the alternate dimension tourism towards the beginning, and also loved the shape-shifting Glampod 'Bubble', both for that great dance routine and later on in her indistinct, globular-like, blue alien form. Mindless fun in that classic space opera vein and would probably watch again.
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