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06-04-2020, 23:49   #721
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This evening I finally got around to something I've been meaning to do for years: watch Pulp Fiction in chronological sequence. It really puts a whole different spin on things, in particular with the character of Vincent Vega (John Travolta). (Spoilers ahead.)

In chronological sequence, you get a better chance to see how he changes over the three days over which the film is set. To cut a long story short: after the crazy events of the first day, after which Jules (Samuel L Jackson) has had enough, it's not too surprising that Vega wants some drugs the next day, to take the edge off before he takes his boss' wife out to dinner, but he's sloppy and nearly causes her to die. By the third day, when he's staking out Butch's apartment with Marcellus, he's a physical and nervous wreck and makes a fatal mistake when Marcellus is out getting coffee.
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06-04-2020, 23:59   #722
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That sounds interesting. Where did you see that? I'd like to give that a whirl myself.
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07-04-2020, 08:42   #723
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"Ignatius" 2020



I watched this thought provoking short yesterday. Domestic abuse and a two-faced, aspiring politician makes for compulsive if uncomfortable viewing in this 10 minute film shot in Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford.

The complete movie is available on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/404328451

With a cast drawn drawn from the local drama group, I found it absorbing. Well worth a look. 10/10
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07-04-2020, 10:25   #724
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That sounds interesting. Where did you see that? I'd like to give that a whirl myself.
I would guess it's a fanedit - someone going by the username "nAsA" uploaded a version (obliquely titled "Pulp Fiction: The Chronological Edit" ) a few years back. Should be easy enough to find with googleyour search engine of choice.
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07-04-2020, 12:19   #725
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Bad Boys for Life

A bit of ridiculous fun, nothing more.

Sullied somewhat by a really? twist and a preposterous end scene that suggests a sequel.
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08-04-2020, 17:18   #726
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I watched My Life as a Courgette last night on Film 4. Beautiful little French (language) stop motion film about a 9 year old boy who gets sent to a children's home after his mother dies. I didn't realise until I watched it that it's written by Celine Sciamma, who wrote/directed Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Anyway, well worth a watch, it's streaming on All 4 for a while.
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08-04-2020, 17:47   #727
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never rarely sometimes always

simple and powerful story of a young girl in a small town having to make a trip up to new york for personal reasons. Both girls in this are excellent. this is very much an indie film and dialogue is kept to a minimum, overall very impressive.


Thunder road

i'd been wanting to see this but had forgotten about it till p to the e mentioned it on this thread. Didn't find it as good as i was hoping for sadly enjoyable nonetheless

Bad boys for life

the worst of the 3 sadly. thought it was incredibly poor

The gentlemen

great craic. return to form for Guy Ritchie

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

2 hours of good clean fun in comedy and violence. never saw suicide squad, but Harley Quinn is awesome!



watched another 2 or 3 but they were crap so i'll spare you!
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08-04-2020, 18:14   #728
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I would guess it's a fanedit - someone going by the username "nAsA" uploaded a version (obliquely titled "Pulp Fiction: The Chronological Edit" ) a few years back. Should be easy enough to find with googleyour search engine of choice.
Not a fan edit - I ripped it from my own DVD years ago, and the other day I split the video file in to chapters and set up a playlist for them in VLC. I didn't get it quite right the first time, but the final chapter order was 1,3,4,5,22,23,24,25,2,26,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,27,28.

Chapter 2 is the prologue to the diner robbery: its placement is awkward because its timeline is completely contained within 26, the full diner robbery scene. So you could leave it in its usual place at the start, and view it as a flash-forward.

PS the scene in Ch. 6, with Butch as a boy being given the gold watch, is strictly-speaking the earliest in the timeline. But I left it where it was because it's a dream memory that Butch has before the fight i.e. it belongs with the fight.

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Now I think about it, you don't have to be as drastic as I was with the editing. The main thing is to keep following Vincent & Jules at first: when they finish up (!) with those kids in the room, you get the title card "Vincent Vega and Marcellus Wallace's Wife" and it jumps to Butch and the gold watch story. At that point, jump forward to "The Bonnie Situation" and stick with that all the way to the end of the Diner scene where they walk out, which is normally the end of the movie. At that point, it's back to "Vincent Vega ..." all the way till Butch and Fabienne ride off on Zed's motorbike chopper.
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"The Lads" 2017 Full movie on YouTube

'In a small town in Ireland childhood friends Fionn, Scott and Paul come across an envelope full of money. They do what any group of "Lads" would do and spend all of the money on pints, smokes, chips and drugs. After spending all of the money in 2 weeks the lads find out that the money belongs to dangerous gangsters who want their money back. The lads must fight for survival and do what ever it takes to get the money back or it will be the last time any of them have a few pints together'.

I lasted until 8 mins in - utter ****e.
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10-04-2020, 03:26   #731
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New star wars and bad boys 3 both very forgettable 5/10's

Butch and Sundance and the sting both 8/10. Hold up really well. Any recommendations along those lines?
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10-04-2020, 10:55   #732
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"Blood Relative" 2017 full movie on YouTube.

Revenge movie. Man's sister is killed by crime mob and he's out for revenge.

Cast of nobodys - to me anyway - but they were well cast.

Lots of mayhem and strangely satisfying. Second time I've watched it and it still hit the spot. 8/10
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11-04-2020, 11:24   #733
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Generally regarded as one of Andersons's lesser films, sitting somewhere in the middle of his existing CV, just before that quintessential style truly took over his method. Still quirky as hell but with a touch more restraint, its cast having enough going on under the surface to give it more depth than some of those later follies. The three brothers in its main cast underpinned the story with a very typical sibling rivalry, that floating sense of love & hate that forms the relationships between brothers. Lots of little understated moments giving texture to the three brothers' various personalities, often visual rather than spoken. It goes without saying it was a gorgeous film to look at, the canvas full of saturated colours, with particularly deep royal blues and yellows. A bit of a "shaggy dog" story with no real conclusion or destination - but then much like a train journey in real life, that's kinda the point.
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11-04-2020, 20:11   #734
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The Gambler

Mark Wahlberg , John Goodman, Alison Brie

An English language professor from a mega rich family is a degenerate gambler who pisses away hundreds of thousands of dollars. Is given chance after change to chance to save himself and always fails.

I didn't like this film at all. I see it got 46% on metacritic and I would put it even lower

The professor spends half the film waffling on neo-realistic modern English or whatever he was trying to say and the rest is about gambling. That recent Adam Sandler has a basketball betting story and was better

1.5 / 5 for me, thumbs down
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11-04-2020, 21:35   #735
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The Gambler

Mark Wahlberg , John Goodman, Alison Brie

An English language professor from a mega rich family is a degenerate gambler who pisses away hundreds of thousands of dollars. Is given chance after change to chance to save himself and always fails.

I didn't like this film at all. I see it got 46% on metacritic and I would put it even lower

The professor spends half the film waffling on neo-realistic modern English or whatever he was trying to say and the rest is about gambling. That recent Adam Sandler has a basketball betting story and was better

1.5 / 5 for me, thumbs down
Watch the 1974 one with James Caan.
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