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Which Films have you seen lately? Certificate 18

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  1. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd Shades of the Sun

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    Ebert is irrelevant without Siskel. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 53% splat.
     
  2. Samson

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    Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to rule them all. Entertaining film.
    Spoiler :
    So this is all the MCU? The tens rings organisation exists in parallel with S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra? Or are there alternate earths existing concurrently within the MCU? I have watched most of the films now, but I still am not sure I really get how it all works. Perhaps I either should actually concentrate on the films rather than watching them a bit half cut, or not think at all about the logic of them.
     
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    Fippy Mycro Junkie Queen

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    Stake Land, i liked the characters and atmo.
    7/10
     
  4. Kyriakos

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    My Friend, Dahmer.

    Pretty empty and always stayed in the absolute surface.
     
  5. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I watched Jack Reacher and it was alright. It was one of those movies that seemed like.. I think I've seen it before.. but.. maybe not. Tom Cruise playing Tom Cruise hmm. Can't remember.

    I'm a bit more into suspenseful thrillers with a touch of mystery thrown in, so this movie had my attention. But yeah.. I kept thinking "Have I seen this before.. or.. hmmm". Then when the big reveal came, I was like: "Hmm. I've been thinking about this so much I don't know if I fully understand the plot now. And I'm still not sure if I've seen this before or not"
     
  6. Kyriakos

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    Even fewer people would have bothered to watch it if it wasn't for Cruise.
    But the film was just bad.
     
  7. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    It was very cliched, it basically felt like a movie that should have been made in the 90s. It's like all the people making the movie woke up from a coma and think it's 1997. But overall the mystery and the plot kept me going, and I have to admit the leading actress and her bust played a part as well
     
  8. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    This kind of comment deserves nothing but two thumbs down.

    For people with good taste only: The Maltese Falcon (1941), starring Humphrey Bogart et al., also well-esteemed by Roger Ebert.
     
  9. Sofista

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    I've just rewatched Fellini's Interview, his testament movie (there was another one, but no one, myself included, remembers it fondly). Reviewers like to compare it to Truffaut's Day for Night, but I'd say there are a lot of similarities to Welles' F for Fake.

    Overall meandering. Self-indulgent. Yet damn well shot, and in places absolutely inspired. Our cinema from 60 years ago, gone yet still brimming with dreams and visions.
     
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  10. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd Shades of the Sun

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    Its all the same MCU "prime/sacred" timeline/universe, whatever... in other words, yes they're the same.
    :lol: This is totally a thing and perfectly captures most of his roles.
    Nailed it again Warpus... this is exactly how I feel watching most Tom Cruise movies.
    NO YOU get two thumbs down! YOU! :thumbsdown::thumbsdown: You're way too young to be reviewing black-and-white movies. Or way too old... or both. Movies that old are not subject to review. They're already established as either masterpieces... for their time, cult classics... for their time or trash that's been resigned to the dustbin of history...and even then, they always have to be given a pass for their outdated/offensive depictions of XYZ. Nothing original is going to be said about them and you should feel bad for bringing it up... so there :p. I sure told you off...hrrmf.

    If you want to watch some old black-and-white movie... just read a book instead.
     
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    (Tom Clancy's) Without Remorse
    Ridiculous, badly acted, awfully scripted junk.
    1/10 for the first 15 minutes. The remainder could be even worse. :thumbsdown:
     
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  12. BenitoChavez

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    You can always give your personal opinion on a movie even really old ones. You can take the context of the time period into consideration...or not. It’s up to you. And considering a lot old movies aren’t familiar with younger generations a fresh review of and old movie could be useful when/if someone wants to watch a classic to see what the fuss is all about.

    I took a history of film class back when I was in high school and from a purely entertainment perspective to my teenage brain most of the old timey black and white movies were boring. One of the few exceptions was The Maltese Falcon (I also found some Charlie Chaplin stuff amusing).
     
  13. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    Quod non erat demostrandum, as any Latinist would say.

    Moar films watched by the Tak:
    • an interesting collection of films distributed by Sovexportfilm and made by Soyuzmultfilm unless stated otherwise (if you cannot pronounce them, learn Russian) from the '60s and '70s (Gelion and red_elk might not even know these)
      Nikita the leatherworker, traditional tale
      Дикие Лебеди, (wild swans), yet another tale where women turn into swans (they always do in Slavic tales), but well executed
      Melody (1973) about two dogs who try to find the master of one of them
      The bench, animated version of an earlier Danish cartoon about a park bench
      История одного преступленя (history of a crime, about a man who has just had it after so many noisy neighbours)
      Свинья копилка, (piggy bank), about a bunch of animated toys when their owner is not in school - eat that, Pixar!
    • Also various films of Unitedstatesian production, including
      Beavis and Butt-head do America (1996)
      Game of death (2010), standard betrayed-hitman film with Wesley Snipes, who makes every film better, or at least watchable, just by appearing in it (same for Ernie Hudson!)
      A Reg Denny double feature which consisted of Skinner's dress suit (1926) and Fast and Furious (1927), both silent films
      Four Jackie Chan films from the '90s, all in one go
    • plus, of course, whatever RAI can throw at me
    • L'huitième jour (the 8th day, 1995), a French dramatic comedy about Down's syndrome and discrimination
    among other stuff I don't remember right now. After my present Beavis and Butthead marathon I shall watch Citizen Kane, just to annoy you, and then resume the viewing of Cynthia Rothrock flicks.
     
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    Rosebud :(

    Borges' review of Citizen Kane was that it is without meaning: "a labyrinth without a minotaur".
     
  15. warpus

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    I think basically roll a blunt and strap yoself in and let's do this!!!! or grab an orange juice or whatever you're into and let's go

    The writers have lots of experience to figure out how to make it all work well enough eventually, probably
     
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    Wizard of Earthsea. :undecide: Mmmhhm:hmm:

    Although one can tell that the source material is great, much of the acting is mediocre, including the leading man, his buddy, and three antagonists. I like the dragon who speaks with a lisp. :yup:
     
  17. HEF

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    Sunday, 28th November Two Thousand & Twenty One


    Much like the 'Matrix' series, this movie was inevitable.


    8-Bit Christmas
     
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    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    That looks like the guy from Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog.
     
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  19. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    @warpus the 20 or so Patrick O’brian novels are excellent if you want to learn about naval warfare in the Age of Napoleon. The adventures over time are wonderful reads. It’s best to start with book one.
     
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  20. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    Which, of course, I did. Two episodes of Beavis and Butt-head and then Citizen Kane (1941), a brilliant film. Just to annoy our lawyerly friend I shall say that I liked the reference to The Simpsons which it contained.
     
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