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The Official Films Thread

snowdog
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Well bollocks, we've got a telly thread so I thought I'd create one for films too.

I'm currently working my way through Movies With A Twist Collection 3 which I downloaded years ago from TPB. All of those torrents are now dead which is a shame because I didn't get around to downloading Collection 4. I'm downloading all of those separately which is a hassle but will be worth it in the end going by 1-3 so far.

Am in the middle of watching Law Abiding Citizen, I think I've seen it before but i was so long ago I've forgotten what happens.

The problem with watching these films knowing that there's a twist makes it easy to work out what the twist in question is so probably better if you watch them without that knowledge lol

Here's a list of some of my all-time favourite films of all-time in no particular order:

Brazil
The Life Of Brian
The Holy Grail
The Meaning Of Life
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Lifeforce (a terrible film but the female lead vampire spends most of it naked lol)
All Lethal Weapons
All Die Hards
Every Dirty Harry Film
The Jungle Book (the Disney original)
Pi
Falling Down (just for the McDonalds scene lmfao)
Silent Running
Logan's Run
All 60s-70s Planet Of The Apes
Soylent Green

Am going to stop there otherwise this post is going to be HUGE lol



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Digikid1
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Saw this and had to have it because....Star Trek RULES!

 

It is actually quite funny.

 

 

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I was a bit worried about Lower Decks, but I ended up enjoying it.

 

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Really been enjoying Zack Snyder's Justice League - watched the first 2 hours yesterday, gonna watch the rest today - the movie is now 4 hours and 2 minutes long. Costed about $ 387 mill - close to the most expensive movie ever (Justice League costed $317 mill adjusted for inflation, and then Snyder needed another $70 mill to update the 2017 version).

 

Amazing to experience Steppenwolf in full 4K res with 1000 Hz motionflow on the 85" tv - the amount of detail is breathtaking, cannot really be shown here but needs to be seen in action:

 

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This is a great trailer:

 

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This movie is getting a lot of heat on IMDB, many rate it 1/10. We saw it yesterday and loved it - surely the movie isn't mentally taxing and there're plot holes, but overall the zombies were great and the scenery close to amazing. Especially using 85" 4k the shots showing the destruction of Vegas, where you could see the city for miles, were fantastic. Sound (using my Sony virtual surround headphone system with 50 mm drivers) was great too. I'd probably rate the movie 8/10 - but you have to get the humor Snyder implemented many places. I'm not that big a fan of Zombie movies, and I never liked Shaun of the Dead, and I don't recall ever having seen a better Zombie movie than Army of the Dead. Loved the tiger 🙂 

 

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Some girls were pretty hot too:

 

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This is a 70 mill budget movie - felt like cinema quality, a feeling I rarely get for Netflix movies. The Irishman did have twice the budget (159 mill), but I prefer cgi-intense movies more. 

Did have more than one glass of red wine during the movie, might have helped lowering my frontal lobe activity to enjoy the movie. 

Didn't like the direct copy of Aliens with the helicopter scene though, but Snyder did add something new here'n there. 

 

Btw, those 4K close-ups of 24-year-old Ella Purnell might also be considered... stimulating... 😁

 

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RuneSR2
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Nothing much , hard to find new 4K movies at the moment, but did find some entertainment for the whole family in the bargain bin 😇

 

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Sully is 7.4 on IMDB, King Arthur has a budget of $175 mill - so that's why I got them 😉 Lego is for the 9 year old son and his dad 😊

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RuneSR2
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I'm more to Sean Connery,  but I was weak and got a nice price for the box - and Bond movies don't appear often in recent years. Thus though I might refresh my Craig memory before the new Bond movie arrives in October (this year) 😇

 

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@RuneSR2 wrote:

I'm not that big a fan of Zombie movies, and I never liked Shaun of the Dead, and I don't recall ever having seen a better Zombie movie than Army of the Dead.


Zombie Flesh Eaters has a zombie fighting a shark.

Not some CGI crap or Jaws puppet, they really got a stuntman in zombie makeup to wrestle a shark.

Plus the eyeball scene is pretty famous. 🙂

 

I found The Dead interesting, because it's pretty much the only zombie movie I've seen that doesn't have the "humans are the real monsters" trope.

 

The first 2 Return of the Living Dead movies were cool. They were the source of the zombies eating brains trope. Part horror (and some quite disturbing concepts) and part comedy. The third movie in the series wasn't as good. The first was directed by Dan O'Bannon, who wrote the screenplays for Alien, Total Recall and the B-17 zombie segment of Heavy Metal.

 


@RuneSR2 wrote:

 

Didn't like the direct copy of Aliens with the helicopter scene though, but Snyder did add something new here'n there. 

Plus...

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Hispanic character who lost their friend using a grenade to sacrifice themselves.

Guy who is sent along as part of the team by the boss but betrays the team in order to smuggle an alien / zombie head out for profit, locks a door to trap everyone while escaping then gets killed.

I've watched a few movies over the last week or so.

Rise Of Skywalker - Ok, I guess. Story was stupid. Better than The Last Jedi at least. I can barely remember what happened in it.

End Game - Not as good as Infinity War. More "time travel as solution" nonsense. Most importantly though, I didn't enjoy the way everybody treated Ant-Man.

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Everybody had years to come to terms with losing people from the snap, while Scott had maybe a day, it was all fresh to him, they should show some damn sympathy!  Plus HE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA THAT SAVED TRILLIONS OF LIVES! He's the true hero of End Game, he takes abuse from other "heroes" but still saves the universe.

Interestingly for both franchises, I'm enjoying the tv spinoffs (Loki and The Mandalorian) far more than the movies.

 

 

Last night I watched The Tomorrow War.

It mixes the two problems I mentioned above: stupid story and time travel nonsense.

It's like a mix of The Edge of Tomorrow and Starship Troopers, but nowhere near as good as either.

In 2051 aliens invade the earth. Soldiers from the future come back in time to get help.

Hmm... what's the best way to deal with this situation?

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1 - We know they appear in Russia in 2051. Spend the next 30 years building weapons and training an elite military based on future knowledge of the enemy.
2 - Force civilians (under threat of imprisonment or conscription of family) to travel to the future with zero training and a rifle, spend 7 days as cannon fodder then return (only 30% survive).
Of course they go for the second option.

The action bits were ok (except for the infinite ammo guns) and the aliens were cool, but the story was just so stupid. For most of it I was thinking "the reason they aren't doing the sensible thing must be because of the way time travel works", but then the ending proves that wrong and they had no excuse.

 

If you want to watch 2 hours and 20min of Chris Pratt being a bit moody and shooting guns at monsters, I guess it's a way to pass the time.

 

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To me, the true James Bond will always be Roger Moore. Oh, and George Lazenby, since he's Australian.

 

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Did just see Casino Royal with the family - it was better than I remembered - it's the only Bond movie to reach 8.0 on IMDB. The 4K version has gotten some low reviews due to image quality, but with hdr and Sony's upscaling, I think it looked great, or at least not worse than other upscaled movies.  

 

My first Bond movie was indeed Octopussy with Moore - that is indeed a classic!

 

 

Maybe I should show it to my 13-year-old son and see how well that movie passes the test of time - but I do fear the worst 😉 

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Maybe try The Man with the Golden Gun.

Christopher Lee, martial arts, a flying car and that cool corkscrew bridge jump (maybe not exciting in this modern age of CGI, but they really did it).

Or Live and Let Die for the cool boat chase.

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