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56 minutes ago, SasaS said:

 

Film was fascinating but ultimately flawed, the music on the other hand perfectly complements it. I've been listening to the soundtrack quite a lot since. Strange that this guy apparently only works with Chazelle. And that he also wrote for the Curb - scripts, not music. 

 

I did think the music was a bit 'hot' for 1928 but yes, it was great and I'll have a listen to the soundtrack this week.

 

I've not really made my mind up about the film, I enjoyed it but it was a bit of a mess really, maybe overly ambitious.

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1 hour ago, Mook said:

 

I did think the music was a bit 'hot' for 1928 but yes, it was great and I'll have a listen to the soundtrack this week.

 

I've not really made my mind up about the film, I enjoyed it but it was a bit of a mess really, maybe overly ambitious.

 

I read somewhere the music was supposed to reflect some underground music played at the time which didn't really find its way to records, but that may be just an excuse for not having to make it sound like Sidney Bechet or Bix Beiderbecke.

 

But it fits into this idea of the film that Hollywood was in the late silent and early talkies pre-code era much "hotter", libertarian, decadent place underground than we usually imagine that time to be.

 

Baroque, baby.

 

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19 hours ago, Mook said:

Babylon

 

A bit of a mad sprawling epic this, it managed to keep me engaged for over 3hrs although I'm not sure I'll ever need to watch it again. The part with Toby Maguire was fucking weird.

I lasted about three quarters of an hour of it and I just couldn't take to it at all.

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Scoop 

 

Netflix film about the Prince Andrew interview. Thought it was really well done. Rufus Sewell absolutely superb as Prince Sex Pest. Gillian Anderson good as Emily Maitlis as well. Always nice to have a cheeky look at Billie Piper and Keeley Hawes. 7.5/10 

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15 hours ago, Bjornebye said:

Scoop 

 

Netflix film about the Prince Andrew interview. Thought it was really well done. Rufus Sewell absolutely superb as Prince Sex Pest. Gillian Anderson good as Emily Maitlis as well. Always nice to have a cheeky look at Billie Piper and Keeley Hawes. 7.5/10 

billie is still boss

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Gbostbusters frozen empire. Total mess of a film but worth watching only for the nostalgia factor (which they of course depend on).

 

There's about 15 characters in it but only one isn't a helmet and gets shit done, Egon's granddaughter. The rest just hang around saying Marvel movie style unfunny quips.

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9 hours ago, Special K said:

Civil War - 8/10

 

Fuck me, that was an intense experience. My head is still booming from it. 

 

Jesse Plemons walks away with the whole film in a 5 minute scene.

Going to watch that today.

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13 hours ago, Special K said:

Civil War - 8/10

 

Fuck me, that was an intense experience. My head is still booming from it. 

 

Jesse Plemons walks away with the whole film in a 5 minute scene.

He's pretty much great in everything, very good actor, remember him in Friday Night Lights and it was clear he was levels above the other kids in it.

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9 hours ago, Section_31 said:

Gbostbusters frozen empire. Total mess of a film but worth watching only for the nostalgia factor (which they of course depend on).

 

There's about 15 characters in it but only one isn't a helmet and gets shit done, Egon's granddaughter. The rest just hang around saying Marvel movie style unfunny quips.

 

Took the kids to see this today & have to agree with every word. Paul Rudd is just annoying in it.

 

The last film was good but I think it's time to put it to bed now.

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Civil War - 7/10

 

Strange one to rate this. I found the first half of the film very tedious, as the protagonists aren't very likeable and there is zero narrative of what they are fighting about, which is kind of the point of the movie I grasped. A snapshot into what a civil war would be like, with people not truly sure which side they are on and the reasons why.

 

The action scenes are phenomenal though.

 

It was very artsy and lacking any real context, which I felt made for a worse film than it could have been.

 

Well worth watching though and making up your own mind.

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5 hours ago, manwiththestick said:

He's pretty much great in everything, very good actor, remember him in Friday Night Lights and it was clear he was levels above the other kids in it.

He's fantastic. He's great playing horrible bastards though, Todd was the most interesting villain in Breaking Bad because of him.

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5 hours ago, Elite said:

Civil War - 7/10

 

Well worth watching though and making up your own mind.

That, to me, was the point of the film. They even say it explicitly. The journos aren't there to take sides, just to give you the information to make a decision.

 

It's interesting that there's no definite 'good guys' in the film.

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Damaged

 

Troubled Chicago cop Samuel L Jackson goes to Edinburgh to help out with an investigation into a grisly serial killer, the crimes bearing a striking similarity to those from his own patch years earlier.

 

A fine cast with Vincent Cassal and John Hannah fails to elevate this from anything more than mundane.

 

6/10 Hail Batiatus'

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I Am Not A Serial Killer

 

Lo-fi retro looking indie psychological horror type thing. I'd heard Kermode quite liked it. Nice premise, but it tips its hand too early, and the reveal lacks impact. All a bit meh really. Needed more time grounding the characters and building tension.

 

Good turn from the - now adult - kid from Where The Wild Things Are though, and nice to see a protagonist on a BMX.

 

5/10 

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On 14/04/2024 at 00:38, AngryOfTuebrook said:

Just watched Blackkklansman.  Incredible story (although you can never really tell how much of it is true) and the ending is perfect.

 

As far as I recall, it's true except he made Adam Driver's character Jewish which he wasn't, toned down that the white guy did all the dangerous work and that the black guy was mostly doing the undercover work against the Black Panther Party, including the infamous agent provocateur stuff and entrapment.

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19 minutes ago, Babb'sBurstNad said:

I Am Not A Serial Killer

 

Lo-fi retro looking indie psychological horror type thing. I'd heard Kermode quite liked it. Nice premise, but it tips its hand too early, and the reveal lacks impact. All a bit meh really. Needed more time grounding the characters and building tension.

 

Good turn from the - now adult - kid from Where The Wild Things Are though, and nice to see a protagonist on a BMX.

 

5/10 

Is that the one with Christopher Lloyd in it as the neighbour?

 

Remember watching that a while back but I'm struggling to recall anything about the plot.

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2 minutes ago, manwiththestick said:

Is that the one with Christopher Lloyd in it as the neighbour?

 

Remember watching that a while back but I'm struggling to recall anything about the plot.

 

Yeah, that's the one. Young lad works in the family morgue, thinks he's going to kill someone, then a bunch of murders happen and he gets intrigued.

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