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Title: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on October 09, 2018, 07:21:49 PM
I'm very much looking forward to The Mortal Engines. A great series of kids books. Imaginative. Peter Jackson's making it.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on October 09, 2018, 07:25:33 PM
Aye, been looking forward to that myself.  :cool:




That trailer shows you half the movie, which isn't normally a good sign.  :grin:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 09, 2018, 08:09:37 PM
Yes seen that trailer it does look interesting
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on October 09, 2018, 09:40:20 PM
Watched The Wall this evening. Tried in a while ago but gave up; this time I seemed to have been in the right mood. Quite enjoyed it.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 09, 2018, 10:22:16 PM
The Wall? that the one in China and Matt Damon? If so i quite enjoyed that to
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on October 09, 2018, 10:58:55 PM
Didn't that tank at the box office?

I watched it myself, it was OK....looked good.  :cool:
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Post by: richietog on October 10, 2018, 12:18:22 PM
Seems good that movie
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Post by: Splinter on October 10, 2018, 04:07:34 PM
Pink Floyd or the Iraqi sniper?
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on October 10, 2018, 06:37:41 PM
?
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on October 10, 2018, 07:32:26 PM
I wondered myself.  :smiley:
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Post by: [PCF]Falcs on October 28, 2018, 12:28:56 PM
Went to see Bohemian Rhapsody last night fantastic film even though i am biased and a mega Queen Fan :)
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on October 28, 2018, 09:15:28 PM
It should make a decent turn with the amount of fans they have.  :cool:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on October 29, 2018, 09:24:15 PM
Watched The Fast Lady this evening. One of the great oldies I bought on DVD. .
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055977/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Still laugh out loud in places, and surprisingly modern in others.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on December 06, 2018, 07:32:27 PM
Do you think It's A Wonderful Life is a happy film, a feel-good film? I'm currently watching it again, and yet again I feel so very sad for George. I find it's such a nuanced film. When his brother comes home from college, new wife in tow, and he's been given a good job by his new father-in-law, the look George gives as he finally realises all his dreams have gone is one of utter loss. The bridge awaits.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on December 06, 2018, 07:41:24 PM
I've not seen it in ages, but it's always going to be a 40's view of depression.
If it was made today he'd have been on tablets.  :smiley:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on December 07, 2018, 12:25:12 PM
True. I suspect too he'd not have shown the loyalty '40s George showed. Then again, several times in the film life-changing events happened by chance just as he was about to leave on his world adventures.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 07, 2018, 03:03:49 PM
I have always thought its a very thought provoking film that i really loved it to be honest and it hasn't aged much in my mind.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on December 07, 2018, 04:01:33 PM
It was made in 1946, just after the war, when a lot of American veterans were probably wondering if their loyalty and sacrifice were worthwhile as they got back to their civilian lives.
It's bound to have had an influence.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on December 14, 2018, 08:01:49 PM
The Shape of Water, an Oscar-winning  live action fantasy. Classy, low key and nicely done. Worth watching.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on December 14, 2018, 08:30:52 PM
It felt like a spinoff from Hellboy.
Quite watchable and enjoyable, but not something you'd watch again.

Thinking about it I still keep getting mixed up with Hellboy.  :smiley:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on December 14, 2018, 09:44:01 PM
There weren't any women doing that in Hellboy...
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on December 15, 2018, 12:35:30 AM
Jilling?
Not in the cinematic release, no.  :azn:


Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Fambly Guy on December 19, 2018, 09:38:21 PM
Aquaman looks good.
Could be DC's comeback.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on December 20, 2018, 11:44:13 AM
heard a few mixed reviews of Aquaman but i will eventually watch it
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on December 22, 2018, 10:24:41 PM
Watched Ready Player One and found it quite grating, in that it was just interesting enough to hold my attention and really boring at the same time.  :smiley:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on December 23, 2018, 10:44:35 AM
I gave it ten minutes. The Year is 2045 and yet the graphics are 2005 standard. I'd have expected real-life standard by then. And a neural net interface so there's none of the running around like mad people with a Wi. Just silly.
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Post by: Fambly Guy on December 23, 2018, 09:09:14 PM
I gave it ten minutes. The Year is 2045 and yet the graphics are 2005 standard. I'd have expected real-life standard by then. And a neural net interface so there's none of the running around like mad people with a Wi. Just silly.

Real life standard? I'd maybe expect some games to support real time ray tracing by then.   :tongue:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on December 26, 2018, 10:56:05 PM
Rampage is a pretty solid monster movie, that I really quite enjoyed.  :cool:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on December 27, 2018, 09:57:19 PM
I gave it a quarter hour then fell asleep.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on December 27, 2018, 10:31:57 PM
That's your age showing.  :cheesy:

It takes 20 minutes to get started
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on December 29, 2018, 09:17:08 PM
Okay, I restarted Rampage at 20 mins and it was watchable, if very silly. Some pretty good CGI.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on December 30, 2018, 09:40:44 PM
A Wrinkle in Time, an enchanting fairy story, well told and with decent CGI, and a dark edge.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Fambly Guy on December 31, 2018, 10:45:00 AM
Bandersnatch, on Netflix.

That's all I'm saying.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on December 31, 2018, 10:55:29 AM
Interesting idea but I wondered if I'd be paralysed by indecision.  :grin:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on December 31, 2018, 11:01:02 PM
A Wrinkle in Time, an enchanting fairy story, well told and with decent CGI, and a dark edge.

I gave it a go.
I'm a 52 year old man, so I'm about 40 years off their target audience and I've seen the basic premise loads of times.

Not my bag.

I rented Deadpool 2 (£1.99 on Amazon), something I don't often do.
It was OK, but the kid was a prick, so it sort of fell apart around him being a central character.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on December 31, 2018, 11:56:55 PM
I finished watching Watership Down. Excellent. At least as good as the original. Loved it. Very close to the book.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on January 04, 2019, 09:30:31 PM
Quite liked Wildthing. Fantasy, horror sort of.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on January 04, 2019, 10:10:44 PM
I watched the latest Tomb Raider on Netflix.

I've seen worse.   :azn:
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Post by: [PCF]Falcs on January 05, 2019, 07:24:49 PM
Just Watched Hunter Killer its not to bad a movie
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on January 10, 2019, 04:18:17 PM
Watching 2001 (again) for the first time in a while and it's still remarkable for a 50 year old film.
The attention to detail is stunning.
(I was talking to Keasy about it a couple of months ago and he mentioned that no-one would go to the expense of making up that rotating set these days...they'd just CGI the fuck out of it, but you still notice the difference between the physical and the simulated after all these years.)

I have a far larger (2.5x) TV than the one I originally watched it on back in the early 80's and I had a minor brainwave.  :exclaim:
Watching it now it's usually on the Cinemascope/Panavision(?) aspect ratio with the letterbox bars top and bottom, but I changed the aspect ratio to crop out the bars and maintain the scale for full screen (no stretching just zoom) and it makes a difference.  :cool:



btw I wondered if the Daisy Daisy (Daisy Bell) song had any significance (when Dave was shutting down HAL) and it was a throwback to the launch of an IBM computer speech synthesis demo that Clarke had witnessed in 1961 (HAL being one letter back from IBM, as everyone knows)
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on February 02, 2019, 12:11:14 AM


Not a fan of Manga
They always seem to feature female teens with a suppressed violent streak.

It's not something you see every day.

Male teens... entirely different story.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Splinter on February 02, 2019, 01:45:19 PM
Watching 2001 (again) for the first time in a while and it's still remarkable for a 50 year old film.
The attention to detail is stunning.
(I was talking to Keasy about it a couple of months ago and he mentioned that no-one would go to the expense of making up that rotating set these days...they'd just CGI the fuck out of it, but you still notice the difference between the physical and the simulated after all these years.)

I have a far larger (2.5x) TV than the one I originally watched it on back in the early 80's and I had a minor brainwave.  :exclaim:
Watching it now it's usually on the Cinemascope/Panavision(?) aspect ratio with the letterbox bars top and bottom, but I changed the aspect ratio to crop out the bars and maintain the scale for full screen (no stretching just zoom) and it makes a difference.  :cool:



btw I wondered if the Daisy Daisy (Daisy Bell) song had any significance (when Dave was shutting down HAL) and it was a throwback to the launch of an IBM computer speech synthesis demo that Clarke had witnessed in 1961 (HAL being one letter back from IBM, as everyone knows)
This is one of my favourite films of all time. I remember watching it for the first time at a cinema in Southampton in 1977 and since then, have watched it countless times.
I still have the boxed collectors DVD with a sample film strip inside.
Last year it was remastered to 4k blu-ray and I'd love to see that.
https://www.avforums.com/review/2001-A-Space-Odyssey-4K-Blu-ray-Review%20.15526
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: richietog on February 17, 2019, 12:09:27 AM
Not much going on in the cinemas these days
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on March 03, 2019, 06:32:09 PM
I'm watching the extended edition of Aliens. An hour in and some decent new scenes.
Now. The film opens with the colonists happy and busy colonising. Include little Newt, the girl.
A signal from the planet to earth takes two weeks.
No signal arrives so they put together a mission. Ripley and the marines are put into suspended animation pods, but when they eventually land and find Newt she's hardly aged. What was the point of going into suspended animation? There can't have been more than a few months.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on March 04, 2019, 04:17:28 AM
To save carting a few extra tonnes of food and water?   :question:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on March 04, 2019, 10:38:28 AM
Maybe, but on a ship that size - it's huge - it would hardly seem to matter.

I note that the actress who played Newt only ever made that one film. She's a primary school teacher now. Even back then in the late eighties before social media her parents received lunatic phone calls saying their daughter should never have been cast. Pre-cyber bullying.
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Post by: Wooster on March 04, 2019, 06:05:01 PM
What's the score with Clamshell phones in the USA, they still use them, even in new movies?

I don't think I ever used one, but I've been using smartphones for 12 or 13 years, so why haven't they caught up?
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on March 05, 2019, 01:49:31 PM
Mobile contracts are way more expensive over there than here, and they're not offered the sort of phone deals we are (not that our deals are good, just a form of expensive hire purchase). So they keep their phones a lot longer. The internet itself is much more expensive too because there's so little competition, sometimes one company in a city the size of Birmingham.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on March 05, 2019, 03:00:40 PM
That's probably why.

I have cousins in Canada who commented on this when they were over, surprised that SIM contracts weren't tied to phones and numbers weren't tied to SIM contracts.

In their experience, you bought a phone and the carrier dictated the new number for the SIM you had to use with it.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Splinter on March 06, 2019, 09:41:59 AM
I watched some of Rampage on my neighbouring 787 passenger's screen, whilst on my own screen I watched All The President's Men.
The in flight entertainment on the Dreamliner is impressive, including games and a 3D flight view, including cockpit.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on March 06, 2019, 10:32:40 AM
It's an impressive plane.  :cool:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on March 17, 2019, 05:04:59 PM
Went to see Bohemian Rhapsody last night fantastic film even though i am biased and a mega Queen Fan :)

It's an excellent film, deserved the Oscar.
(The wee touch with Mike Myers as the EMI producer was good.)  :grin:

Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on March 17, 2019, 09:29:50 PM
I watched Deadpool 2. I really couldn't make head nor tail of it. No idea what was happening.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on March 19, 2019, 06:05:48 PM
It's a litany of callbacks, watched it a second time (months later) and it's slightly better.
Story is still shit though.

Tried watching Mortal Engines and that's expensive pish as well....very boring (loads of dramatic music)
.. (might be on the harsh side) but I just don't get the premise.
Predatory Cities roaming around swallowing up other Towns and Cities on tracks....what's the point?
It doesn't even work as an analogy.

It's not a blasted landscape, they run on fossil fuel...which is still in the same places (what's left of it).

Genghis Khan knew the score.
Turn up team handed with a hoard on horses and a load of Infantry, take over the place, then move on.
Tried and tested method of domination, works all the time, every time. :cool:

I don't know, maybe he's got so much cash that he's gearing up a team to make something brilliant (again).....and this is just a practise run.




He's reading the wrong fucking books is the problem here.  :cheesy:

Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on March 19, 2019, 06:47:53 PM
Have you tried the books? I've read the first and it was compelling.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on March 19, 2019, 07:42:30 PM
I didn't, which is probably why I'm not keen on it.
Seems like a teen thing again (the princess and the pauper)...with giant moving cities.

Title: Re: General Films
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on April 01, 2019, 10:59:24 AM
Watched Bumblebee last night its not bad in fact i rather enjoyed it much better than the last transformers movie thats for sure!
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on April 05, 2019, 11:27:55 PM
Glass

Not quite sure what to make of this, it's a bit weird.
DC are doing this Dark Universe thing (and it's the darkest I've seen yet), but it's still pretty weird.
(I have this notion that they're telling kids to try to be superhuman, when it's patently obvious they cant ??)

James McAvoy still does completely nuts well though and he looks like he's done a couple of ton of steroids (which he probably hasn't)

Not bad for DC though
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on April 06, 2019, 12:29:34 AM
Watched the trailer for the Joker it looks pretty good!
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on April 07, 2019, 11:58:21 AM
Venom was a bit pants, there's about a single comic's worth of story in it.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on April 13, 2019, 09:06:40 PM
Tried watching Dunkirk again, but the music is really annoying.
It's just way too loud and never stops.

Like Family Guys, Distracting Trumpet.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Glamdring on April 13, 2019, 09:35:35 PM
I half watched Christopher Robin. The  CGI was breathtaking.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: richietog on April 14, 2019, 07:58:11 PM
Last 4 months at my local cinema, absolute crap in their theatres. And sometimes showing really old movies. Hollywood is running out of ideas
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Post by: Splinter on April 15, 2019, 06:44:26 PM
Highwaymen was pretty good and the combination of Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner really worked for me, with Woody getting the best lines.
I also like the way that you didn't see Bonnie and Clyde's faces right till the end, although their celebrity status would need to be picked apart by a gang of shrinks.
Lovely direction too, with some stunning vistas.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on April 17, 2019, 07:38:30 PM
Glam might like this: The Professor and The Madman

...as a movie title, it's taking reductionism to it's limits.

Sounds like a B movie, but it's about the birth of the OED (cast is excellent, terrible title.....Mel Gibsons Scottish accent has improved in the last 20 years as well)


One for Glam maybe.

(He wrote an earlier book about the language of the lowland Scots/E(A)nglish which seems quite interesting)

Title: Re: General Films
Post by: richietog on April 22, 2019, 12:24:49 PM
Watched  The Motorcycles diaries, quite funny in parts. I did understand a bit at least of what they were saying, trying to avoid all the subtitles

A story about Che Guevara early days as a doctor, before he turned into a communist fighter
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: richietog on April 30, 2019, 09:46:14 AM
The Avengers: Endgames

Only two.
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on April 30, 2019, 05:49:51 PM
Well, the youngest actor is playing Spiderman so we'll assume there's another available for cameos.

The Upside isn't a terrible remake of The Intouchables.
Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston...what's not to like?
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: richietog on May 01, 2019, 11:51:52 AM
Well, the youngest actor is playing Spiderman so we'll assume there's another available for cameos.

The Upside isn't a terrible remake of The Intouchables.
Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston...what's not to like?


Out of ten in my opinion
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on May 05, 2019, 05:16:46 PM
Cold Pursuit is really quite good.

Seems like it'd be a typical Liam Neeson movie (they took my son/daughter/great granny), but he was natural fit for the (pretty much scene for scene) remake of Kraftidioten.
(Tbh, I wish I'd seen that 1st :embarrassed:)
Really enjoyable movie, reminded me a bit of Fargo for it's quirkiness.  :undecided:





Title: Re: General Films
Post by: Wooster on May 11, 2019, 05:44:01 PM
Decided to watch Bumblebee, just to see.

It's not canonical, is it?
Optimus Prime already looks like a truck, but he only adopted that guise when he landed on Earth in the first movie.

Not that I'm bothered, it's a kids movie.  :azn:
(But there will be people out there spitting teeth over that kind of thing)  :cheesy:
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: [PCF]Falcs on May 13, 2019, 09:08:52 AM
I enjoyed Bumblebee for a no brainer film i thought it was better than the last Transformers movie anyway
Title: Re: General Films
Post by: richietog on May 26, 2019, 10:53:28 PM
Terminator 6 trailer is out

To be released 25th October