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    Time we started having some decent film reviews on this board.It doesn't just have to be about recent releases here films though.
    Just watched The Gift on Netflix. It's a nice,edgy chiller well worth watching.
    Other recent films worth a watch on Netflix are Lives of Others about the Stazi control of artists in East Germany in the 80's.
    A Most Wanted Man with Philip Seymour Hoffman is also very decent.

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    Had high hopes for Hail, Ceasar! as I've enjoyed the Coen Brothers movies over the years but while the cinematography was interesting, the storyline was not.

    Also watched The Grand Budapest Hotel, it was alright, a bit quirky but I enjoyed it.

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    Yep going to watch Grand Budapest Hotel but planning on watching Naked Among Wolves next.

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    Good idea seem to struggle to find decent movies these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by goats View Post
    Good idea seem to struggle to find decent movies these days
    That'sbecause many modern films are crap.
    Especially those "found footage" garbage, and shite remakes of really good films.

    "Carrie" is a good example of the latter category.
    Almost scene-by-scene remake, admittedly with better effects (strings were clearly visible on 'flying knives' in the original).
    But they changed the final part - and took out the bit that actually made the film worth seeing!

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    Good idea this.

    Saw 'Youth' earlier in the week.

    I thought it was a really engaging film, great photography and very quirky - light and shade.

    The hardcore cinemarati reviwers generally seemed to describe it as beautiful but flawed, but then again they seem to be judging it as an attempt at a modern day Fellini .
    If you dont worry about making such comparisons, its definitely worth a watch.
    Caine is as unlike Caine as I've ever seen him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Cærdiffi View Post
    Had high hopes for Hail, Ceasar! as I've enjoyed the Coen Brothers movies over the years but while the cinematography was interesting, the storyline was not.

    Also watched The Grand Budapest Hotel, it was alright, a bit quirky but I enjoyed it.

    Hail Ceasar was a major disappointment. So much acting talent so badly wasted.
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    It goes without saying that Batman v Superman should be avoided like the plague,it takes a special talent to make a film with 2 of the most famous and recognizable superheroes ever into such a dull film. I couldn't even encourage my 11yo to go and see it after seeing the trailers, wish i hadn't bothered seeing it myself.

    Finally caught up with the brilliant Kiss Kiss Bang Bang this week though,loved every minute of it, highly recommended if you haven't seen it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Cærdiffi View Post
    Had high hopes for Hail, Ceasar! as I've enjoyed the Coen Brothers movies over the years but while the cinematography was interesting, the storyline was not.

    Also watched The Grand Budapest Hotel, it was alright, a bit quirky but I enjoyed it.
    Liked The Grand Budapest Hotel.
    Good cast and had me laughing on a number of occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobh View Post
    That'sbecause many modern films are crap.
    Especially those "found footage" garbage, and shite remakes of really good films.

    "Carrie" is a good example of the latter category.
    Almost scene-by-scene remake, admittedly with better effects (strings were clearly visible on 'flying knives' in the original).
    But they changed the final part - and took out the bit that actually made the film worth seeing!
    I watched the witch a few weeks ago, absolutely loved it. I'm quite a fan of horror films and this is the best one I've seen for ages. It's not horror by numbers at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshyoot View Post
    I watched the witch a few weeks ago, absolutely loved it. I'm quite a fan of horror films and this is the best one I've seen for ages. It's not horror by numbers at all.
    Looks like a good call. The witch has got very good reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    Looks like a good call. The witch has got very good reviews.
    Seen "The Witch" a couple of weeks back and thought it was good.
    Not much in the way of jumpy moments but for intensity it was very good.

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    Also seen The Boy recently too.
    Had a lot of potential from the beginning but left kind of disappointed.
    Not the worst modern horror I've seen, though.

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    If you like comedy or superhero films, Deadpool is the film to see, incredibly funny and full of jokes that most films wouldn't try but knew when it had to be serious

    The Dark Knight trilogy is great, although the third instalment is a bit of a disappointment compared to the other 2 which are incredible films, Nolan knew Batman had to be gritty and different to the Marvel films to succeed and he (like the films) was successful

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    Watched Still Life on Netflix the other week, very good film starring Eddie Marsan, nice twist at the end, definitely worth watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    If you like comedy or superhero films, Deadpool is the film to see, incredibly funny and full of jokes that most films wouldn't try but knew when it had to be serious

    The Dark Knight trilogy is great, although the third instalment is a bit of a disappointment compared to the other 2 which are incredible films, Nolan knew Batman had to be gritty and different to the Marvel films to succeed and he (like the films) was successful
    I also liked Deadpool although I didn't expect to. It's full of "in-jokes" if you're into that sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian gibson View Post
    Watched Still Life on Netflix the other week, very good film starring Eddie Marsan, nice twist at the end, definitely worth watching.
    I watched this on Friday night. It's a very good film and EM is an excellent actor. I'd have preferred something a bit more lively on a Friday evening though. Last night I watched Kajaki which was at the opposite end of the spectrum. I watched most of it through my fingers.

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    I caught a few minutes of Sharknado last night. The storyline followed that well trodden hollywood path of sharks getting stuck in a tornado and attacking people in LA. Script was excellent and Tara Reid, as ever, was incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Cartman View Post
    I caught a few minutes of Sharknado last night. The storyline followed that well trodden hollywood path of sharks getting stuck in a tornado and attacking people in LA. Script was excellent and Tara Reid, as ever, was incredible.


    Puts Jaws to shame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Cartman View Post
    I caught a few minutes of Sharknado last night. The storyline followed that well trodden hollywood path of sharks getting stuck in a tornado and attacking people in LA. Script was excellent and Tara Reid, as ever, was incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Friday's Ghost View Post
    I watched this on Friday night. It's a very good film and EM is an excellent actor. I'd have preferred something a bit more lively on a Friday evening though. Last night I watched Kajaki which was at the opposite end of the spectrum. I watched most of it through my fingers.
    Great film that, I thought.

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    Kajaki is a good film but it's a tough watch. Brave that it was made without any background music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    It goes without saying that Batman v Superman should be avoided like the plague,it takes a special talent to make a film with 2 of the most famous and recognizable superheroes ever into such a dull film. I couldn't even encourage my 11yo to go and see it after seeing the trailers, wish i hadn't bothered seeing it myself.

    Finally caught up with the brilliant Kiss Kiss Bang Bang this week though,loved every minute of it, highly recommended if you haven't seen it.
    Had high hopes for this film but was an absolute mess , storyline was terrible ,Eisenbberg(sp) was annoying as Luthor Jnr . After the film there was a petition setup to take Zack Snyder(the director) off of the Justice League film as he can't tell a story well on screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    If you like comedy or superhero films, Deadpool is the film to see, incredibly funny and full of jokes that most films wouldn't try but knew when it had to be serious

    The Dark Knight trilogy is great, although the third instalment is a bit of a disappointment compared to the other 2 which are incredible films, Nolan knew Batman had to be gritty and different to the Marvel films to succeed and he (like the films) was successful
    Deadpool I loved (wasn't expecting to) but was really funny

    A good film on Netflix if you like horror is "the Babadook" it's not a slasher but it's creepy all the way through

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    The Babadook is decent but not original. Thought it would be better given the positive reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Cartman View Post
    I caught a few minutes of Sharknado last night. The storyline followed that well trodden hollywood path of sharks getting stuck in a tornado and attacking people in LA. Script was excellent and Tara Reid, as ever, was incredible.
    The philosophical questions raised by the film just added to the layers of quality, better than Shawshank IMO


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    Watched The Hateful Eight last night and must say, not really up to the usual standards from Quentin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Cærdiffi View Post
    Had high hopes for Hail, Ceasar! as I've enjoyed the Coen Brothers movies over the years but while the cinematography was interesting, the storyline was not.

    Also watched The Grand Budapest Hotel, it was alright, a bit quirky but I enjoyed it.
    Just watched The Grand Budapest Hotel and agree with you. Quirky with one or two funny moments and a bit and miss but I enjoyed it.

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    Going back a bit but I watched Frost v Nixon with Michael Sheen last night and it blew me away. I soon realised I knew nothing about Frost, and his insane financial and professional battle to get this interview to air.

    The guy playing Nixon was something else. Truly believable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Cartman View Post
    I caught a few minutes of Sharknado last night. The storyline followed that well trodden hollywood path of sharks getting stuck in a tornado and attacking people in LA. Script was excellent and Tara Reid, as ever, was incredible.
    You are going to absolutely love Sharknado 2
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    Last week, I too saw an edgy chiller of a film with genuine 'edge-of-ya-seat' moments. The female lead detective was investigating the reason for personality swings that created animalistic monsters which was really just an excuse for slashes of gore and guts. There were some decent one-liners too.

    It's had some great reviews on Rotten Tomatoes - an Audience Score of 95% liking it, and 98% on the Tomatometer.
    Link: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/zootopia/?search=zoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post
    You are going to absolutely love Sharknado 2
    And Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

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    Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens is coming soon..

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    Watched " Rush " at the weekend and really enjoyed it.. Great portrayal of FI as it was back then and
    the two rivals , Hunt and Lauda were very well acted out.
    Deserved the good reviews it got on release.

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    Just finished watching force majure. Thought it was really good - but it's definitely not a mainstream film. A lot of stuff is left to the viewer to work out and the ending might leave you thinking 'wtf'. If that doesn't bother you then it's worth a watch!

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    Has anyone seen High Rise yet?
    I've liked most of Ben Wheatley's other films but couldn't get through A Field in England. Its out digitally on April 28th but just wondering if its worth seeing in the cinema.

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    Watched 10 cloverfield lane the other day, that was quite good, if a little odd

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshyoot View Post
    Just finished watching force majure. Thought it was really good - but it's definitely not a mainstream film. A lot of stuff is left to the viewer to work out and the ending might leave you thinking 'wtf'. If that doesn't bother you then it's worth a watch!
    Yep, good film. Pretty low key but well acted and pretty realistic. The moment when she gets his phone out and shows him he was lying was excruciating.

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    Watched No Escape, a thriller starring Owen Wilson after it was recommended in another thread. Really enjoyed it, would recommend.

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    I really enjoyed watching Deadpool.

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