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I'm hoping the new Godzilla film isn't like the other one where all the kaiju are hiding around corners, blurred out of focus etc. It defeats the point of having huge monsters destroying and fighting if you can't see what the fuck they are doing.

It did feel like they were teasing us a bit too much with that. Everytime it looked like we were about to get a huge fight scene the human characters went around a corner and we followed them, rather than the monsters. It needed more of a balance between the two.

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29 minutes ago, WS_Jack_III said:

It did feel like they were teasing us a bit too much with that. Everytime it looked like we were about to get a huge fight scene the human characters went around a corner and we followed them, rather than the monsters. It needed more of a balance between the two.

Yeah, I remember the analogy I used at the time was it's like fucking but you're not being allowed to cum. Still a decent flick though.

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I enjoyed Kong: Skull Island but it felt a little over stuffed with characters. Kong looked great but again, the enemy monsters looked naff.

It seemed quite a good move to have it during Vietnam conflict, a bit of commentary on US foreign policy. 

 

It'll be interesting to see why it's Godzilla vs Kong and how that happens.

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I was really liking the look of the Terminator film trailer until the end of it when a cheap looking CGI plane on fire is flying about. It's great they got Linda Hamilton back, she a bad arse looking OAP.

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Finally saw Baby Driver (it's on Netflix now) 

 

Bloody loved it! Seems like one of to watch a few times.

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Absolutely loved Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, his best film in a while. Don’t know what some people were expecting though, it’s a Tarantino fairytale. 

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On 8/17/2019 at 6:31 PM, HeyPorter said:

Absolutely loved Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, his best film in a while. Don’t know what some people were expecting though, it’s a Tarantino fairytale. 

I love Tarantino... Love him!

But that was shite.

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So Spider-Man is looking like he is back out of the MCU as Sony and Disney can't agree terms on a new deal. Tom Holland is still contracted to Sony for it though. 

And... The Matrix 4 is green lit with Keanu Reeves and some of the original cast on board.

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47 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

I love Tarantino... Love him!

But that was shite.

Come on what did you expect? He’s always light on plot, the ultimate vignette director and he delivered that in spades. His films are always just a love letter to whatever genre he focuses on and this was a glorious look at the so-called Hollywood golden age. Better than Basterds and Hateful Eight (which I’m not a lover of). Massive similarities to Django, in storytelling and payoff. Pitt and DiCaprio make a great double act. 

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9 hours ago, HeyPorter said:

Come on what did you expect? He’s always light on plot, the ultimate vignette director and he delivered that in spades. His films are always just a love letter to whatever genre he focuses on and this was a glorious look at the so-called Hollywood golden age. Better than Basterds and Hateful Eight (which I’m not a lover of). Massive similarities to Django, in storytelling and payoff. Pitt and DiCaprio make a great double act. 

There were some good, even great, moments - Pitt on the farm was a great scene and as you say the relationship between him and Di Caprio was strong... I just couldn't warm to it. I found it to be too long and self-indulgent, the good stuff was interspersed with long stretches of nothing.

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I find Tarantino hit and miss. Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds all great. The rest I can leave. Some of them are complete shite. Django and Hateful Eight in particular. Dogshit.  

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3 hours ago, The Nal said:

I find Tarantino hit and miss. Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds all great. The rest I can leave. Some of them are complete shite. Django and Hateful Eight in particular. Dogshit.  

I'd put Jackie Brown and From Dusk til Dawn (not a "good" film as such, but good fun. Saying that, I don't think I've watched it sober or earlier than 2am) in the first group but other than that I'd have to agree. 

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14 hours ago, HeyPorter said:

Come on what did you expect? He’s always light on plot, the ultimate vignette director and he delivered that in spades. His films are always just a love letter to whatever genre he focuses on and this was a glorious look at the so-called Hollywood golden age. Better than Basterds and Hateful Eight (which I’m not a lover of). Massive similarities to Django, in storytelling and payoff. Pitt and DiCaprio make a great double act. 

I'm with you on Hollywood. It's a perfect hangout film and I was lost in the time, the setting and the characters. Didn't feel the length at all.

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tarrantino is a piece of shit but I actually enjoyed this one more than any of his films since pulp fiction ... though that's not saying much 

new one has a cool vibe, but didn't go anywhere. all of robbie/pitt/di caprio's solo bits were well performed, but there was also a lot of dead weight like you usually get in his movies

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So hyped, and after Better Call Saul has been so good I have ultimate faith that this is gonna be great. They did incredibly well to keep production of this so secret - really wasn’t expecting it for at least a year.

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Just back from Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Really enjoyed it but I'm not entirely sure what the point was.

I don't know if I'd bother watching it again. 

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I just went to see 'Crawl' whilst it was still on. Enjoyable enough for what it is - although the alligators are very obviously CGI and you question how much punishment one character can take!

On another note: the Joker film with Joaquin Phoenix is getting rave reviews from the Venice Film Festival - excited for that one. 

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IT Chapter 2 - a few good moments, good casting but overlong and 'middle of the road'. Won't go into spoilers!

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Went to see Joker last night. Such a good and well made film. I had my doubts when it was announced from the guy who directed the hangover but it proved me wrong! Should really put Phoenix in the Oscar race. 

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6 hours ago, Luke Routledge said:

Went to see Joker last night. Such a good and well made film. I had my doubts when it was announced from the guy who directed the hangover but it proved me wrong! Should really put Phoenix in the Oscar race. 

Yep was much better than it has any right to be. It was very light on subtlety, but I suppose it's still a comic book film despite being a more grounded interpretation of one, and I thought they handled the character's backstory pretty well considering it strayed from the normal Joker origins (albeit, there are a few so this was just an interesting new take). Director has said that it's a standalone and that this version of the Joker won't feature in any of the upcoming DC films but I hope he's bluffing and Joaquin is back in some form - would be a waste to not see a more developed version of this character take on Batman or something similar. 

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8 hours ago, Luke Routledge said:

Went to see Joker last night. Such a good and well made film. I had my doubts when it was announced from the guy who directed the hangover but it proved me wrong! Should really put Phoenix in the Oscar race. 

The HBO series Chernobyl was made by the guy who wrote The Hangover 2! Not even The Hangover. But 2. 

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19 hours ago, FloorFiller said:

Yep was much better than it has any right to be. It was very light on subtlety, but I suppose it's still a comic book film despite being a more grounded interpretation of one, and I thought they handled the character's backstory pretty well considering it strayed from the normal Joker origins (albeit, there are a few so this was just an interesting new take). Director has said that it's a standalone and that this version of the Joker won't feature in any of the upcoming DC films but I hope he's bluffing and Joaquin is back in some form - would be a waste to not see a more developed version of this character take on Batman or something similar. 

As much as I enjoyed the film I would much rather it remained standalone. I think if this was in the same universe as a Batman film it would ruin the grounded tone. I could never believe that this interpretation of the Joker could stand against Batman as a worthy villain. To be totally honest I like the theory he isn't the Joker at all and just a man with mental illness who influenced the Joker. Each to your own!

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Just back from watching Joker, thought it was excellent. The Mrs went not really knowing anything about it and was gob smacked, fair to say not what she was expecting.

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