Discuss Films You've Watched Recently (Spoilers Will Be Deleted)

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Posted by Bad English, 21.07.2014 - 02:45
Written by no one on 20.07.2014 at 04:21


I hope when i'm on the brink of going to an old folks home i have that much energy and stmina

you're to young to live whit old folks in those houses
17.01.2017 - 07:20
Kubo And The Two Strings (2016)
Already tried to watch it once and for some reason didn't like it then so shelved it as it seemed too kiddish or whatever. Gave a watch again recently and managed to finish it. I liked the character arc of the monkey and Matthew McConaughey's performance as the beetle. Good animation and fun to watch but didn't find much depth in it.

Hail Caesar! (2016)
Josh Brolin's character is the weirdest here and I have no idea mostly why he does many things and mainly why he feels such sinned and wants to do confession often. Plot is good but the script is kinda with loose ends and doesn't make sense at the end. The only thing that makes this worth watching is how excellent the performances are from the ensemble cast like those of Channing Tatum, Alden Ehrenreich, George Clooney (to a minor extent), Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and the brilliant Ralph Fiennes. Jonah Hill is totally wasted though and I don't care much for Scarlett Johansson anyway. Formulatic Coen brothers movie that definitely should work as per the papers but feels kinda uninspired in the screen.

Room (2015)
Basically a subdued version of the Fritzl case. Good performances but I'm not sure why it was subdued so much from the real case, both the book and the movie. Classic hollywood case of watering down stuff.
21.01.2017 - 03:09
Bad English
Hur Många Lingon Finns I Värden
A film about down syndrome and his life a Swedish film

What an awesome de niro was, maybe his best play. Robby Williams as doc, based on real even when parkinsn, dementia and such ppl woke up in summer whit some experimental drugs.
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
01.02.2017 - 21:42
Serpico (1973)

Massively brilliant film. Love how the movie opens to no ends.
03.02.2017 - 09:51
no one
Not really a movie, but I watched the documentary about Mike Judge "There will be quiet" .
Really interesting, I always kind of wrote off Judge off as just being a band that started the whole militant tough guy side to straight edge. This doco shows there was more to it than that.
04.02.2017 - 00:21
Arrival (2016)

Loved the alien parts and hated the cheesy parts, should've been more of the former. The ship is the best fucking thing about the movie and the first 30 mins are the highlight.
04.02.2017 - 15:26
Ex Machina

Really solid. Love the tension and intellectual exchanges between Nathan and Caleb. Best bits for me were the dance scene (which upon first viewing was funny and on repeat became more and more hysterical) and the first time she tried on clothes.
14.02.2017 - 20:24
Sexy Beast (2000)

Really really good movie. I've always liked Ray Winstone's macho performances and this is no exception. Kingsley is really interesting too and another one of those mouth-y villain characters, so really loved him. The direction is pretty top-notch too.
18.02.2017 - 13:21
Dark City

Pretty solid. Mr Hand stole the show imo. Kiefer was great too.The movie flew by. I think it would have benefited to be a little bit longer.
Today - 01:19
I've seen some very good films lately. Not just good stories, but stuff that puts the medium of film to good use.

La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty) - one of the best artsy, primarily aesthetic films I've ever seen. Often style comes at the cost of substance or seems cliché, and I guess that's what people mean by "pretentious". Not so here; I don't remember the last time I've been so completely mesmerized by cinema, from the gorgeous opening and a drawn-out, Felliniesque rave scene all through the credits, floating on the Tiber. The milieus, the camera work, the wardrobe - it's immaculate. I think I actually cried at some point, not because of the story so much as the presentation. If you appreciate beauty (or Rome), you need to see this.

Birdman - certainly a bit of a Hollywood handjob, but I thought it was both hilarious and weighty. The weirdness did not distract or seem heavyhanded.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - a hipster/internet handjob, but the direction is so very good, the deadpan characters are wonderful and the humour is excellent. It did get too action-heavy and rushed toward the end, though. It would have benefited from sparser plotting to give room for character growth. I am glad I haven't read the graphic novel first, because it would probably detract from the experience.

Children of Men - perfectly plotted and paced dystopian thriller. It is especially notable for its long shots where the camera moves with the action, building suspense and a sense of being in the scene with the protagonist. As far as the genre goes, this was one of the best I've seen, surprised there hasn't been more hype about it.

A Single Man - another visually stunning drama. A day in the life of an English professor (Colin Firth) trying to cope with the death of his partner. The story was nice enough, although it didn't quite pull me in and make me care for the characters enough to be a really great piece. I'd watch this mostly for the technique, to be honest, but it was very elegant.

Also saw Toy Story 3 and Singin' in the Rain (yeah, first time). Both of them were really entertaining. Cap America: Civil War was fun enough, nothing notable there.

I was disappointed with Unforgiven: the film was lauded as a classic western, and my film buff brother-in-law recommended it too, but it was a lot of missed potential. Old guys get back in the saddle; best days behind, killing innocent men, women taking action; a blatantly obvious attempt to look at the genre's tropes from a fresh angle, to question them a bit. Too bad it was very superficial and thrown out the window at the first chance for a gunfight. Guy can't even hit a bottle at point-blank range, but quaff some whiskey and it's all good, everyone dies again. No struggle with age when it matters. Oh, and killing your first man is a big deal, so deep! I don't think Clint was capable of handling these issues with the subtletly they would have needed to be anything more than platitudes.
Today - 11:32
Anyone saw the horror flick Get Out here? Critics seem to go ape over it.