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What have you watched recently? 3D!

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    Lol well this thread has got a little yikes. If you gotta do mental math on someone's age, they're already too young ;):D


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    Trial of the Chicago 7.

    Really enjoyed this. Felt like a chunk was missing at the start went straight into trial mode nearly, but worked ultimately. Performances were spot on, all round.


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    Really Enjoyed Banshee one of my all time fav series


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    mikhail wrote: »
    She was 17 in those nude scenes. Most film boards seem to have talked themselves out of banning it, but it was a close-run thing.


    At least 18 possibly 19 as she was born 20th December 1952.


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    Del.Monte wrote: »
    At least 18 possibly 19 as she was born 20th December 1952.
    No. This is well known film history. I assume you're just taking the copyright date of the film and eyeballing the filming date.


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    Wiki says "Filming began in Sydney in August 1969" so she wouldn't have been 17 by that point.

    I believe Thora Birch was 16 in American Beauty, Kiera Knightly was 15 or 16 in The Hole and Milla Jovovich 15 or 16 in Return to the Blue Lagoon. I know there have been more.
    No reason for it, no matter what the makers might say the reason is


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    48 Hours

    Walter Hills superb buddy movie with a twist starring a top notch Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte. Hadn't seen it in years and i enjoyed it just as much as I did previously. Tight script, tight pacing and real chemistry between the leads, really good watch.

    8/10


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    The Witch

    A very accessible and watchable film, considering it's setting and language. Eggers has a skill for mystery, but I could've used some traditional horror elements to scratch that itch. Still, very impressive.


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    Here Are The Young Men.
    Irish film about three Dublin teenagers, starring Anna Taylor Joy, well filmed and good acting but I didn't think much of it all..

    Maybe I'm just missing the bigger/deeper meaning..
    4/10


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    Watched The Father last night and Anthony Hopkins very much is worthy of winning the Academy award. It was brilliantly written, leaving the viewer with a sense of how confusing things must be to someone unfortunate enough to have the same affliction as AH's character. Similar in a sense to Memento for how it immerses you, giving you the feeling of being in their shoes as you watch it.

    It's very sad and a hard watch as it progresses. It's a terrible disease which you would hate to have happen to a loved one.

    9/10


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    Mystic River

    Three childhood friends who go their own ways as adults in gritty working class Boston. A murder case occurs but there is a whole more to it

    I loved it, thumbs up


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    St Vincent



    Heart warming comedy Drama. Bill Murray stars. Bit of a laugh. Good to see Bill actually act and play a Character other than just being Bill Murray.


    8/10


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    Managed to get to watch Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Mugen Train recently. Was very pumped for it, as the first season was amazing. It did suffer from not having a full season building up to it, but it kept the quality from the series. Ufotable have set the bar very high for anime in the last few years, and they did it again with Mugen Train. Can see why it broke all the records in Japan.


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    The sound of metal

    superb , terrific acting by everyone


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    Nobody. What a flipping great movie!!!


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    The Simpsons Movie on Blu-ray. Very funny


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    Someone mentioned Mystic River a while back and I'm just re-watching after about 15 years. Good call:-)


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    The Dry with Eric Bana is a great little Aussie thriller. Bana plays Aaron Falk, a federal agent who returns to the hometown he left abruptly as a teenager to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who is apparently responsible for a murder suicide. Although intending to leave as quickly as possible, Falk is persuaded by Luke's parents to look at the case to try and clear their son's name. While investigating with the local cop, Falk starts to believe the case isn't as clear cut as many believe and that the case might have a connection to the death of one of their friends 13 years before. The films switches between the present and the past leading up to the tragic death of Aaron's friend. The flashbacks to a summer in his adolescence playing in the river with his friends highlights the devastation caused to the community by the drought it is now suffering and Falk's return acts as a tinderbox reigniting old tensions. Well worth a watch.

    did watch this with some friends in the end and it's a pleasing adaptation of the book.

    7.2 / 10


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    JonasBlane wrote: »
    Really Enjoyed Banshee one of my all time fav series

    massively underrated


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    "Vengeance" (2017) on Amazon Prime.


    Tripe, despite starring Nicolas Cage. Revenge thriller yawn movie.


    Do yourself a favour and watch the trailer instead. 2/10



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    s8n wrote: »
    massively underrated

    Banshee is bonkers. So much violence and sex.


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    Shot Caller 2017

    Decent prison/gang movie. Stars Nikolaj Coster. It not really anything you haven't seen before but still well done. I see it has a 7.3 on imdb. For me, I give it 6/10.


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    Rewatched Heat tonight.
    The 1995 classic by Michael Mann strring De Niro and Pacino.
    It gets better with age, an absolute masterpiece.

    Bizarrely it didnt receive one Oscar nomination.
    Heat, Seven and the Usual Suspects were all released in the same year 1995, and none was nominated for best picture.
    3 absolute classics.


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    I caught Weathering With You, having missed it when it was released in 2019. I am glad I watched it but found it somewhat disappointing - where Shinkai's previous film Your Name was great, the narrative here was a bit more sloppy. It looked stunning for the most part, although occasionally there were moments that inadvertently highlighted what I assume is the use of 3D modelling for environment design. Narratively, though.... It doesn't have enough story to properly fill 2 hours, the pacing is weird (because of a very sloppy mcguffin used to justify chase scenes), and it leans a bit too much on J-Pop ballad moments to tell the audience what to feel.

    One thing I remember when this came out was criticism of its apparent scepticism of man-made climate change. For the first half of the film, I was thinking "oh, this is fine, it's quite clearly meant to be a fantasy world etc" but then towards the end the film leans into it really hard, literally -
    at the end of the film Tokyo is now flooded, with one character having explained that Tokyo used to be a bay hundreds of years prior, and the protagonist - whose actions have ensured continuous rainfall and flooding - literally says in voiceover "it's nobody's fault that things are like this".

    In short, glad I watched it but I wouldn't be fussed about watching it again.


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    Rewatched Heat tonight.
    The 1995 classic by Michael Mann strring De Niro and Pacino.
    It gets better with age, an absolute masterpiece.

    Bizarrely it didnt receive one Oscar nomination.
    Heat, Seven and the Usual Suspects were all released in the same year 1995, and none was nominated for best picture.
    3 absolute classics.

    I find that Al Pacino's acting in some movies, particularly during the "Whoo Ha" phase (1992 starting with "Scent of a Woman" to about 2000), has dated very badly.

    Characterised by an overblown and caricatured acting style.

    Ruins this movie in retrospect to a large degree imo

    e.g. https://youtu.be/FjJotKwr4M4?t=77

    De Niro is much much better in it but the damage was done by Pacino


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    glasso wrote: »
    I find that Al Pacino's acting in some movies, particularly during the "Whoo Ha" phase (1992 starting with "Scent of a Woman" to about 2000), has dated very badly.

    Characterised by an overblown and caricatured acting style.

    Ruins this movie in retrospect to a large degree imo

    e.g. https://youtu.be/FjJotKwr4M4?t=77

    De Niro is much much better in it but the damage was done by Pacino

    Can't see that at all. Pacinos character was an egotistical brash loudmouth - which is well suited to Pacino's acting style. Contrasts superbly with DeNiros character, who is more withdrawn and quieter. I thought both were excellent. Didn't see any annoyances.
    Pacinos character thought that he was the superior one and would take DeNiro down. But it was only on account of DeNiro's deep stubborn characteristic that the good guy got the bad guy in the end.
    I, like many I'm sure, was shouting for DeNiro at the end, but sadly wasn't to be.
    Great film.


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    it's chew-the-scenery, over-dramatic and artificial over-acting.

    terrible stuff.


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    Bullitt on Blu-ray. Steve McQueen's best film in my opinion


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    glasso wrote: »
    I find that Al Pacino's acting in some movies, particularly during the "Whoo Ha" phase (1992 starting with "Scent of a Woman" to about 2000), has dated very badly.

    Characterised by an overblown and caricatured acting style.

    Ruins this movie in retrospect to a large degree imo

    e.g. https://youtu.be/FjJotKwr4M4?t=77

    De Niro is much much better in it but the damage was done by Pacino

    Pacinos character was coked up for most of the film, which would explain some of the larger than life moments.

    https://www.gq.com/story/heat-anniversary-screening
    The 76-year-old actor kicked off the panel discussion with the revelation that his character, Det. Vincent Hanna, "chips cocaine" throughout the film, though it's never portrayed on screen.

    "There is a scene where it goes by really quick, which never got into the film, and I've always wanted to say it, just so you know where some of the behavior's coming from," he said to a laughing and all too understanding crowd.

    I think both actors gave excellent portrayals.


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