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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:59 am 
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'Leave no Trace' (2018)

Absolutely superb. Father and daughter living off the land are forced to reassess their options.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:48 pm 
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Just watched The Nun - some proper scary bits in there


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As Halloween approaches I'm ramping up my horror watching (which is pretty frequent anyway), the problem being that I've watched most things that are half decent. Yesterday I got through:

ATM - meh. Three yuppies get trapped in a 24 hour ATM booth while some anonymous psycho tries to get at them. Nothing particularly interesting to make it worth anyone's while, but not left feeling like I completely wasted my time either.

Honeymoon - Decent, quite creepy and icky in parts. Newlyweds honeymoon in the woods. Something weird happens and it increasingly seems like the wife is no longer herself. Added bonus of Rose Leslie as naked as you can be without going full frontal

Will be aiming to crack on with some foreign films the rest of the week as there are still a few highly rated ones like Thirst that I haven't gotten to yet.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:51 pm 
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good recent horror movies are The Babysitter (i liked it), IT Follows, IT, A quiet place and The VVitch


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:34 pm 
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good recent horror movies are

The Babysitter (i liked it) - netflix one? More of a comedy, but a lot of fun.
It Follows - Good
IT - will maybe watch if it pops up on netflix (I find kids INCREDIBLY annoying)
A quiet place - On my rental list (willing to waive my unofficial no kids rule given the hype; yes I still rent actual DVDs)
The Witch - Decent


I'd also throw in:
Evil Dead re-make/reboot - it's actually very good. An actual horror movie compared to the original(s) which I don't rate at all.
Don't Breathe - very tense.
Life - servicable Alien-esque creature in a confined space flick.
I Am Not A Serial Killer - interesting premise that more or less sticks the landing.
The Ritual - decent enough and had a novel creature at the heart of it.
Autopsy of Jane Doe - had some very creepy moments

There's a shedload of less good, yet still interesting films like The Void, Last Shift, Hush, As Above So Below, Split and I could go on forever, but will stop.

Says a lot about the state of modern horror that something decent with an interesting idea is a major win. I have very little patience for the haunting/exorcism stuff that's everywhere these days.


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The Eyes of My Mother was a good recent horror film. More Arthouse horror mind. And Hereditary of course.


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Kid A wrote:
The Eyes of My Mother was a good recent horror film. More Arthouse horror mind. And Hereditary of course.


Hadn't clocked that one before, certainly looks interesting. Faintly reminscent of Stoker and We Are What We Are (US version, oddly superior to the original). Have to be in the right headspace for those, it took a couple of runs at The Black Coat's daughter, for example, to get the mood of it.

Going to have to wait a bit to forget the hype around Hereditary, given the levels at the moment I can only imagine being disappointed a la Get Out.


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The Witch - Decent




I'd agree with that. Excellent setting, costumes, language etc and very good acting ... but f-all happens for most of it. Maybe I'm mis-remembering that, but when leaving the theatre with friends I said, "As a history buff, I give them credit for accurately portraying the day-to-day tedium of 17th century life on the American frontier."

The story might have been more interesting to me if they hadn't been totally cut off, or maybe if that was crucial to the story, if there was a B-plot of some kind. ... or if I'm missing the point of their isolation, then shorten the film! I liked it, but did drowse off at points.


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revenge is a decent gore flick, if you hate men & the patriarchy :nod:


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Nieghorn wrote:
sockwithaticket wrote:
comets wrote:
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The Witch - Decent




I'd agree with that. Excellent setting, costumes, language etc and very good acting ... but f-all happens for most of it. Maybe I'm mis-remembering that, but when leaving the theatre with friends I said, "As a history buff, I give them credit for accurately portraying the day-to-day tedium of 17th century life on the American frontier."

The story might have been more interesting to me if they hadn't been totally cut off, or maybe if that was crucial to the story, if there was a B-plot of some kind. ... or if I'm missing the point of their isolation, then shorten the film! I liked it, but did drowse off at points.


The isolation worked for me, but there were definitely stretches where it kept feeling like something needed to happen and it just didn't. Hence capping the praise at decent. It certainly helped the tension, though, as there are few, if any, release valves. I do wonder if that's entirely the point and the reason it feels like a negative is because we're so fmailiar with and conditioned to expect more plot driven films.


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That, or they didn't have the budget to do anything else and thought stretching things out might build tension. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:39 pm 
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Or even both!

Horror's a funny genre, its almost inevitable budget restrictions can be both a boon a curse. It takes a smart film make to work effectively within the limitations.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:40 am 
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Horror is also the cheapest genre, don't need many dialogues and cheap thrills is free lol..everyone makes horror movies nowadays...also ppl keep mixing "slasher" films with actual horror films...


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First image of the new Rambo

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Looks like Rambo is going all cowboy.


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Would recommend 'The Little Stranger'

Intriguing film that is happy to be its own thing.

Lovely storytelling by Lenny Abrahamson, and Domhnall Gleeson is just a very good actor.


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The state of Mickey Rourke, man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mBrq_FikAM


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its a divisive horror flick but if you are looking for something a bit different Kill List is one of my favourite.


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On my flight the other night I caught up with:

Death of Stalin - very good, very black
Charlie Wilson's War - Surprisingly entertaining
Dr Strange - Bog standard by the numbers Marvel CGI porn
Beirut - Was not expecting much but it was a very decent period thriller with good turns from Don Draper and Rosamond Pike (even Hank from Breaking Bad pops up)


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ukjim wrote:
its a divisive horror flick but if you are looking for something a bit different Kill List is one of my favourite.


I owe that another viewing. Watched it as part of a three film binge at about 2/3 in the morning and absolutely hated it. Given its reputation I feel it must be worth another try under more normal viewing circumstances.


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US Netflix Spanish filum 2016
Smoke and Mirrors
Original tite: El hombre de las mil caras (Man with a thousand faces)

Really enjoyed it. Two main actors Eduard Fernández and Carlos Santos were very good. Amongst other things, I judge an actor on how well they can cry. Santos was very believable as he went through a breakdown.


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danny_fitz wrote:
On my flight the other night I caught up with:

Death of Stalin - very good, very black
Charlie Wilson's War - Surprisingly entertaining
Dr Strange - Bog standard by the numbers Marvel CGI porn
Beirut - Was not expecting much but it was a very decent period thriller with good turns from Don Draper and Rosamond Pike (even Hank from Breaking Bad pops up)

Took me a while to click who it was when I watched it.


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UncleFB wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:
On my flight the other night I caught up with:

Death of Stalin - very good, very black
Charlie Wilson's War - Surprisingly entertaining
Dr Strange - Bog standard by the numbers Marvel CGI porn
Beirut - Was not expecting much but it was a very decent period thriller with good turns from Don Draper and Rosamond Pike (even Hank from Breaking Bad pops up)

Took me a while to click who it was when I watched it.


Did he play a detective?
Most Hollywood detective-looking actor ever


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Clint still acting, thought he retired from that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhWXer4Un04


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:17 am 
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Clint still acting, thought he retired from that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhWXer4Un04


Fair play. Looks good.


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Cartman wrote:
UncleFB wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:
On my flight the other night I caught up with:

Death of Stalin - very good, very black
Charlie Wilson's War - Surprisingly entertaining
Dr Strange - Bog standard by the numbers Marvel CGI porn
Beirut - Was not expecting much but it was a very decent period thriller with good turns from Don Draper and Rosamond Pike (even Hank from Breaking Bad pops up)

Took me a while to click who it was when I watched it.


Did he play a detective?
Most Hollywood detective-looking actor ever


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sockwithaticket wrote:
ukjim wrote:
its a divisive horror flick but if you are looking for something a bit different Kill List is one of my favourite.


I owe that another viewing. Watched it as part of a three film binge at about 2/3 in the morning and absolutely hated it. Given its reputation I feel it must be worth another try under more normal viewing circumstances.

Kill list is fantastic. Very wicker Man feel to it.


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I belatedly caught Shape of Water on DVD the other day.

Decidedly meh. Not sure how it got best picture.


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I belatedly caught Shape of Water on DVD the other day.

Decidedly meh. Not sure how it got best picture.


+1


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Beaver_Shark wrote:
I belatedly caught Shape of Water on DVD the other day.

Decidedly meh. Not sure how it got best picture.


Sure you do.


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Watched Venom, now you don't have to. 2/10


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Beaver_Shark wrote:
I belatedly caught Shape of Water on DVD the other day.

Decidedly meh. Not sure how it got best picture.

An awful lot of Oscar winning films fit a formula and whether that formula fits your definition of a good filum is entirely up to you...


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Beaver_Shark wrote:
I belatedly caught Shape of Water on DVD the other day.

Decidedly meh. Not sure how it got best picture.


I liked the art direction, sets and such. Love that era. But yeah, quirky plot.


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quirky plot.


You spelled derivative, predictable, middle of the well trodden road wrong.


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Just been to A star is born, it’s going to clean up at the oscars, great performances by Lady Gaga and Cooper, brilliant soundtrack and some powerful scenes, well worth going to see.


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Just been to A star is born, it’s going to clean up at the oscars, great performances by Lady Gaga and Cooper, brilliant soundtrack and some powerful scenes, well worth going to see.


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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Just been to A star is born, it’s going to clean up at the oscars, great performances by Lady Gaga and Cooper, brilliant soundtrack and some powerful scenes, well worth going to see.


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:yawn:

I’ll fight ya for it.


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Mr. Very Popular wrote:
Just been to A star is born, it’s going to clean up at the oscars, great performances by Lady Gaga and Cooper, brilliant soundtrack and some powerful scenes, well worth going to see.

Is it as good as the 1937 original?


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Just been to A star is born, it’s going to clean up at the oscars, great performances by Lady Gaga and Cooper, brilliant soundtrack and some powerful scenes, well worth going to see.

Is it as good as the 1937 original?


Have seen that one, but it’s about 5 million times better than the last version.

And she gets her titties out :thumbup:


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mr bungle wrote:
Beaver_Shark wrote:
I belatedly caught Shape of Water on DVD the other day.

Decidedly meh. Not sure how it got best picture.


I liked the art direction, sets and such. Love that era. But yeah, quirky plot.

Yeah, that stuff was great, a pity it was wrapped in a pretty shitty story.


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Watched Venom, now you don't have to. 2/10

I saw it today. Plot and script were piss but I enjoyed it. It was entertaining. Tom Hardy does Tom Hardy. I thought Michelle William's was average, though I think that was down to her character and lines more than anything. Disengage your brain and enjoy.

The best part was the mid credits scene, actually.


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