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  • Bright, on Netflix.

    It’s a take on the cop paired with partner from another race and them dealing with their differences  to save the day. But the twist is it’s a world where humans coexist with Elves (who are generally rich, intelligent, and powerful) and Orcs (who are portrayed as less intelligent, physically strong, and publicly hated for historical reasons).

    Once you realise it’s not trying to explain absolutely everything that happens credibly it’s enjoyable. I mean the everything wrong with YT guy could fill a long episode about it, it’s quite a basic story and some of the significant parts were a little rushed, but personally I thought it was a fun watch overall. Felt very late 90s/early 00’s to me.
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  • Moe_ZambeekMoe_Zambeek Frets: 1998
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    Ferdinand - at the new Odeon luxe in Edinburgh. 

    Film gets a 6.5/10 from me, 9/10 from my son. The cinema gets a 9.5/10. Reclining seats and loadsa legroom.
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  • merlinmerlin Frets: 847
    I watched Bladerunner 2049. Sorry guys, Philip K Dick may be turning in his grave....
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  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 844
    Danny1969 said:
    BRISTOL86 said:
    "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri ".

    Crime/Drama based in rural US town. Grieving mother is fed up with the local sheriff dept. in regards to her daughter's murderer. 
    Strong performances from Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson.
    I liked it - tad on a long side. My other half though yawned throughout.

    6.5/10
    Watched this a couple of nights ago and thought it was excellent. 
    Just watched it, thought it was very very good, a great film in a sea of cliched rubbish 
    Me too, quirky small towm America, with residents to match, thoroughly enjoyed it, although the ending caught me by surprise, but it worked really well.....it's no action theiller, but benefits from proper old school acting......
    9/10
    Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole - Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n' roll

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  • I saw Girls Trip (2017) with my friend for new years at midnight before heading out to a party.
    It's new.
    I hadn't heard of it, but I've seen it now.
    Comedy about celebrity girls set in New Orleans.
    Adult humour.

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  • FarleyUKFarleyUK Frets: 274
    War of the Planet of the Apes - needed to watch something on my new 4k HDR telly, and this didn't disappoint.

    Pretty impressed with it, and the CGI is naturally outstanding - I'd say 8/10.
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6158
    Watched the first half of Wrecking Crew ( much praised on this forum) before Xmas but it seems to have gone off Netflix now so haven't seen the second half. It was okay, I guess an eye opener if you aren't familiar with those people. 

    In lieu of that I watched the iPlayer documentary about The Proclaimers instead. Reasonably interesting, various people involved who I wouldn't have guessed were anything to do with the twins. Spent some of it trying to decide if I still fancy KT Tunstall. 

    MrsTheWeary was watching the Wizard of Oz yesterday. I've never seen it all the way through although I've seen lots of bits. I'm not sure I feel drawn to it's very stylised look. 
    I feel the warm, healing, liquid presence of God’s genuine cold-filtered grace. 
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  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 844
    FarleyUK said:
    War of the Planet of the Apes - needed to watch something on my new 4k HDR telly, and this didn't disappoint.

    Pretty impressed with it, and the CGI is naturally outstanding - I'd say 8/10.
    I was really disppointed with War of Palmet of the Apes, although the CGI was good, I was expecting War......all too slow and actionless for me......
    Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole - Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n' roll

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  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 844
    Justice League - Utter arse gravy.....0/10
    Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole - Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n' roll

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  • goldtopgoldtop Frets: 577
    The Great Beauty - an Italian movie about the hedonistic lifestyles of Rome's glitterati. A sort of update to La Dolce Vita. Not our normal sort of movie.

    First - it's visually stunning, as in OMG jaw-dropping cinematography. If you like movies where the texture of the scenery, the shot composition and lighting create an almost non-stop series of masterpiece paintings, you'll love this. The only movie I've seen that's made me wish we had a 50-inch 4k screen.

    Then there's the soundtrack. It manages to alternate between impossibly beautiful choral music and thumping dance tunes without ever jarring. It's the sort of soundtrack that has you scurrying off to IMDB to find out more.

    It leaves you guessing, too. It's meaning is not laid out on a plate, many things still puzzle me. Significant things happen without further comment. The dialog, too, is sometimes quick, complex and hard to follow (at least via the subtitles). Some things are fantasy, or exaggerations. Parts of it are surreal. Especially Rome itself, as they somehow shot the movie without the hoards of real people and tourists getting in the way. So it really does feel like a gorgeous playground for the super-wealthy, Berlusconis and mafia to enjoy.

    We will have to watch it again, because we had to follow the subtitles so closely that there was hardly enough time to savour its sheer beauty.

    I can't wait. It's that good. 10/10

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  • Spy: really, really funny, far better than I thought it would be. Melissa McCarthy as hilarious as ever, some cracking one-liners, and Jason Statham almost steals the show as the rogue agent.

    Date Night: absolutely loved it, I'll watch anything with Steve Carell anyway because he's a fucking master, Tina Fey great as always.

    Dinner For Schmucks: patchy, but some really funny scenes, again, Carell is superb.

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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 356
    Watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2, possibly better than the original, if its a super hero movie its up with watchmen, alter egos and kick ass as one of the best.
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  • SnapSnap Frets: 2143
    @munckee - Watchmen! Yes, I also think its a cracker, though plenty don't

    Soon to be series by HBO. That could be good.
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6158
    The Autopsy of Jane Doe. 

    Lowish budget but some pretty creepy moments. 
    I feel the warm, healing, liquid presence of God’s genuine cold-filtered grace. 
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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 4401
    Remember. Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau as a couple of Jewish guys in an old people's home who’ve been in Auschwitz. Really well acted (especially Plummer) and some clever plot twists. It’s a freebie on Prime, well worth a watch.  
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  • not_the_djnot_the_dj Frets: 5182
    Supersonic, the Oasis docu. Very well put together, even if you don’t like them for the music that much it’s worthwhile as a snapshot of that time....and the ‘interesting’ relationship between the brothers. 

    On the iPlayer for a while yet. 
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 3480
    Supersonic, the Oasis docu. Very well put together, even if you don’t like them for the music that much it’s worthwhile as a snapshot of that time....and the ‘interesting’ relationship between the brothers. 
    I watched that over Christmas.  I'm not a fan of the band at all, but thoroughly enjoyed the film, it's very well done.

    Meanwhile, behind the times as always, I just watched Spectre.  Wow, what a non-event.  It's so flat.
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  • On New Year's Day I went to see The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at the Prince Charles (London rep cinema), which was full (partly because it was £1 a ticket for members), and although the film won't be new to anybody it was amazing to see it in a cinema full of people totally into it. There's stuff I'd never really noticed before because watching on the TV it's easy to get distracted, but in the cinema there's nothing to do but watch the screen. Well, I suppose you could look at your phone and chat with your friend, but none of us did that because we weren't arseholes. 

    Anyway, I think I'll try and see more movies I've never seen in the picture in the pictures, because it can be wonderful if the audience is arsehole-free.
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6158
    The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc Sec.

    I didn’t love it ( on Amazon BTW) but it’s certainly interesting. Sort of French Indiana Jones/ The Mummy starring the insanely attractive Louise Bourgoin . I think this is the full version as it has Louise ( Adèle) taking her kit off, there was an edited PG version as well apparently. 
    I spotted the delightful Thomas Dutronc playing over the end credits which was a bonus. 
    I feel the warm, healing, liquid presence of God’s genuine cold-filtered grace. 
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  • goldtopgoldtop Frets: 577
    Arizona Dreams - an early appearance of Depp in Kusturica's first US-made movie. Also has Faye Dunaway, Vincent Gallo and Jerry Lewis. It's ... odd. Surreal, sort of deep, often daft, farcical and tragic. I'm not sure there's a point to it? Maybe that is the point. 4/10 for now.

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  • RMJRMJ Frets: 747
    I'm 3 movies into MCU. Skipped Hulk as I've seen before and remember it being a bit pants like. 
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  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 844
    The Autopsy of Jane Doe. 

    Lowish budget but some pretty creepy moments. 
    Agreed! Great film comsidering there are pretty much only two people in it, worth watching...

    Bright.
    Fantasy cop drama, some great effects, racial inequality between Humans and Orcs. Elves and Fairies feature too, in a run down gone to ratshit LA, Gangs roam the streets, everyone hates the cops, but there is a doomsday device, in this case a magic wand, of enormous power to be kept out of the hands of the bad girl....forumla stuff in a different package, Will Smith saves the world again!........
    Slated by the critics, but what do they know? One mans Fish is another mans Poisson!
    I loved it!.....8/10
    Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole - Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n' roll

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  • BrizeBrize Frets: 1968
    Paddington 2 I'd give 9/10. 
    Yep, went in with the little one thinking that it would just be a kid's film and it was bloody brilliant.
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  • goldtopgoldtop Frets: 577
    After Life - A Japanese film about exactly that. Not religious or supernatural, no ethereal choirs, heavenly clouds nor angels. Instead a very humanist, charming idea about the spirit passing on. Low-key drama, understated scenes and brilliant acting - like a lot of Koreeda's movies. 8/10

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  • sinbaadisinbaadi Frets: 664
    Kingsman: Golden Circle
    Amusing.  Grotesque. Ridiculous and OTT in a good and entirely unnecessary way.  Elton John really shoehorned in too.

    The first is far better, but this was entertaining.  6.5/10
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  • HAL9000HAL9000 Frets: 3295
    Hostiles. Western in which a reluctant Christian Bale is given the task of returning a handful of Cheyennes back to their homelands. Entertaining enough but something a little bit unsettling about the way it goes about trying to be politically correct. 7/10.
    It might look like I'm listening to you, but in my head I'm playing my guitar.
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  • menamestommenamestom Frets: 1920

    Lego Ninjago Movie.  5/10.  A few laughs but after the first lego movie it's all getting a bit formulaic.

    The highlight was before the film,  there was a Now TV advert on with Morph and Chaz of Tony Hart fame.  My missus leant over and said is the other one is called 'Mindy?'

    'Mindy?' I replied.  She said, 'yeah, they were called Morph and Mindy when we were kids weren't they?'

    Then just into the film, Jackie Chan came on and she asked, 'Is that wax on wax off bloke?'

    Unbelievable.

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  • DeadmanDeadman Frets: 2398
    Moonlight.

    I so wanted to like this, but no. It was fucking crap.

    1/10.
    My trading feedback is here 
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 3480
    Deadman said:
    Moonlight.

    I so wanted to like this, but no. It was fucking crap.

    1/10.

    Interesting.  The combined forces of the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTA, SAG, Kermode & Mayo, etc are against you.... but you could be right.

    I haven't seen it, doesn't really appeal to me.

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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 3480

    It Comes at Night

    Low-key post-apocalyptic sort-of-thriller with some mild horror trappings... it's well-acted but bleak and unlikeable.  I don't think it actually has very much to say.

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