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      Reply #5580: Dec 30, 2018 08:12:10 pm
      It's decent like a cross between A Quiet Place and 28 Days Later but not as good as either of those. Nothing original but well acted and tense.

      Just finished it.

      Agree it's decent but nothing more.
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      Reply #5581: Jan 02, 2019 07:27:59 pm
      Has anyone seen Bird Box?

      Any good?



      Worth watching but don’t think it’s worthy of all the hype made of it on social media.
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      Reply #5582: Jan 02, 2019 08:45:33 pm
      Has anyone seen Bird Box?

      Any good?
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      Reply #5583: Jan 03, 2019 01:23:10 pm
      Worth watching but don’t think it’s worthy of all the hype made of it on social media.

      I'll put it on my list in the "might be worth a watch at some stage, when I'm bored and have run out of good stuff to watch" section.

       :laugh:
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      Reply #5584: Jan 03, 2019 01:53:28 pm
      Watched Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Roma over the holidays.

      Ballad of Buster Scruggs I did enjoy but found the stories got weaker as they went on.

      Roma is definitely a beautifully made film but I found it boring and struggled to stay interested.
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      Reply #5585: Jan 03, 2019 01:59:54 pm
      Watched Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Roma over the holidays.

      Ballad of Buster Scruggs I did enjoy but found the stories got weaker as they went on.

      Roma is definitely a beautifully made film but I found it boring and struggled to stay interested.

      Really enjoyed Ballad of Buster Scruggs, but yes it did taper off a bit.
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      Reply #5586: Jan 03, 2019 02:09:25 pm
      In my opinion, 2018 wasn't filled with many great movies.

      My favourite was surprisingly one called "Searching" - a man's daughter goes missing and he sets out to find her. The movie has just about everything and really pulls on the heart strings.

      In fact, if you haven't seen it, I'd challenge you to watch it without feeling slightly emotional ;)
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      Reply #5587: Jan 06, 2019 09:46:58 pm
      It's decent like a cross between A Quiet Place and 28 Days Later but not as good as either of those. Nothing original but well acted and tense.

      Saw it the other night, and would go with that. Better than some, not as good as others.

      Saw 'In Darkness' after a night out, started off OK but just got silly. And Emily Ratakowski was barely in it :(     [she is top tot]

      One surprise over Xmas was 'Avengers: Infinity War'.  Got a bit bored with the superhero flics, and didn't watch this when it came out, or even read about it, so didn't know the ending when I watched it.   Thought it was really good, and will probably tune into 'Endgame' to see what happens the dust particles next :)
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      Reply #5588: Jan 07, 2019 11:43:49 pm
      Bohemian Rhapsody winning a couple of Globes.

      Has annoyed the critics again but I loved that film and timeline liberties withstanding was the most enjoyable film I've seen in the cinema last hear.
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      Reply #5589: Jan 08, 2019 02:41:54 pm
      Just watched I, Daniel Blake.

      Very powerful stuff and a must watch if you haven't seen it.
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      Reply #5590: Jan 08, 2019 04:29:12 pm
      Watched Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Roma over the holidays.

      Ballad of Buster Scruggs I did enjoy but found the stories got weaker as they went on.

      Roma is definitely a beautifully made film but I found it boring and struggled to stay interested.

      Agree on Buster Scruggs...in fact I turned it off after the weird vignette with Liam Neeson. I liked the first one and wish it would have just been a whole movie about Scruggs.


      Just watched BirdBox. Meh...suspenseful here and there, but really a pretty shallow film with some major question marks and overall a bit slow for my liking.
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      Reply #5591: Jan 09, 2019 03:49:18 pm
      Watched Spike Island again last night.

      Not a fantastic film by any stretch but with The Stone Roses as the soundtrack I always enjoy it.
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      Reply #5592: Jan 09, 2019 04:29:10 pm
      I have Netflix and Amazon and I have developed a terrible habit of fast forwarding through films so a 90 min film takes about 15 mins.
      I cant remember when a film last had me hooked for its full length. Having said that Bad Santa 2 was jaw droppingly funny and disgusting in equal measures.
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      Reply #5593: Jan 09, 2019 05:20:15 pm
      I have Netflix and Amazon and I have developed a terrible habit of fast forwarding through films so a 90 min film takes about 15 mins.
      Haha that’s bizarre mate. If something bored me enough that I felt the need to fast forward, I’d probably just stop watching altogether.
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      Reply #5594: Jan 12, 2019 09:53:08 am
      I have Netflix and Amazon and I have developed a terrible habit of fast forwarding through films so a 90 min film takes about 15 mins.
      I cant remember when a film last had me hooked for its full length. Having said that Bad Santa 2 was jaw droppingly funny and disgusting in equal measures.
      Was good but the first one had me in tears.
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      Reply #5595: Jan 12, 2019 10:22:20 am
      Bird Box would have been better as a TV series IMO.

      Good concept but not executed that well.
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      Reply #5596: Jan 12, 2019 11:30:04 am
      the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" currently on Film4.
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      Reply #5597: Jan 13, 2019 12:59:41 am
      Some of the films I've watched in recent weeks:

      Full Metal Jacket - not seen it for years. Cold, tense but thrilling. Kubrick always the master.

      Paddington - fine family film. Warm and very British in its humour. Been ages since I sat down to a film that could be considered family and this did not disappoint.

      Paddington 2 - even better than the first one! In putting in great comedic turns, Brendon Gleeson and Hugh Grant steal the show in this one. So heartwarming.

      Philomena - Judi Dench and Steve Coogan at the top of their games in this real life story. Smart, funny in places with brooding anger in  parts that never erupts or takes over the movie thanks to the forgiving nature of Dench's character at the end.

      Empire of the Sun - Second viewing of this forgotten gem in the Spielberg canon. Incredible acting from a young Christian Bale whose childhood is gradually broken down by war. A great war movie.
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      Reply #5598: Jan 20, 2019 01:58:37 am
      Kids wanted to see 'Bohemian Rhapsody', so took them tonight. I generally bypass music/sport movies cause the music/sport tends to look contrived, but man this was really good. They had some good tunes.

      And 'We are the Champions' - all I could think of in the car on the way home was that I want to be singing that, while pissed out of my f**king head, at the end of this season :)
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      Reply #5599: Jan 21, 2019 02:00:30 pm
      Kids wanted to see 'Bohemian Rhapsody', so took them tonight. I generally bypass music/sport movies cause the music/sport tends to look contrived, but man this was really good. They had some good tunes.

      And 'We are the Champions' - all I could think of in the car on the way home was that I want to be singing that, while pissed out of my f**king head, at the end of this season :)

      I'm a fan of Queen, but for some reason I've been putting off watching this.
      A Night At The Opera is still one of my favourite albums.

      Might have to give this a bash soon.
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      Reply #5600: Jan 21, 2019 06:20:35 pm
      I'm a fan of Queen, but for some reason I've been putting off watching this.
      A Night At The Opera is still one of my favourite albums.

      Might have to give this a bash soon.

      I'm not a huge fan, I know the hits like most people.
      And I didn't know much about Freddie, his background etc. so didn't have much to compare Rami Malek against - but from what I knew, thought he was really good in the part. Particularly toward the end, the songs and lyrics really supported the story of what was going on in his life at the time.

      The music made the movie.
      I saw it in an I-max [a something max anyway], so the sound was brilliant, and the hits were blasted out - proper music the way bands used to play it, all guitars and drums [and piano :) ], not the bollox that passes for a lot of music these days.
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      Reply #5601: Jan 21, 2019 06:28:55 pm
      I'm a fan of Queen, but for some reason I've been putting off watching this.
      A Night At The Opera is still one of my favourite albums.

      Might have to give this a bash soon.

      It's great Swab.

      A few liberties with the timeline of events but easily the most enjoyable film I've seen recently.

      The end of the film is the entire recreation of Live Aid and Rami Malek is so good you almost forgot you're watching a film.
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      Reply #5602: Jan 22, 2019 12:40:17 pm
      Thanks lads.

      On the list it goes :)
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      Reply #5603: Jan 26, 2019 11:19:33 am
      It's great Swab.

      A few liberties with the timeline of events but easily the most enjoyable film I've seen recently.

      The end of the film is the entire recreation of Live Aid and Rami Malek is so good you almost forgot you're watching a film.
      Wouldn’t say I’m a hardcore fan of queen but still a fan none the less & ths biopic is something I want to see not just for the music of queen but for maleks portrayal of one of the greatest showmen of my time so I’ve ordered the blu-Ray as I missed it at the pics.
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      Reply #5604: Jan 27, 2019 06:19:37 am
      Watched Bohemian Rhapsody last night and really enjoyed it. Rami Malek is brilliant and really captures Mercury’s likeness and mannerisms.

      Not exactly what I was expecting as a biopic as it basically just made the story one of a stratospheric rise and glossed over the challenges Mercury must have faced, but enjoyable non the less as anything with Mercury in would be.
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      Reply #5605: Jan 27, 2019 11:26:50 am
      Watched Son of Saul on BBC4 last night. Incredibly intense, overpowering film.
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      Reply #5606: Jan 27, 2019 11:46:16 am
      Watched Bohemian Rhapsody last night and really enjoyed it. Rami Malek is brilliant and really captures Mercury’s likeness and mannerisms.

      Not exactly what I was expecting as a biopic as it basically just made the story one of a stratospheric rise and glossed over the challenges Mercury must have faced, but enjoyable non the less as anything with Mercury in would be.

      If Rami Malek doesn't win the best actor award it will he the biggest injustice in academy awards history.

      Incredibly powerful performance.

      Great movie as well.
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      Reply #5607: Jan 27, 2019 01:20:53 pm
      If Rami Malek doesn't win the best actor award it will he the biggest injustice in academy awards history.

      Incredibly powerful performance.

      Great movie as well.

      I don't know, I did like Viggo Mortensen's performance more in the Green book! Each to their own I guess.
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      Reply #5608: Jan 27, 2019 01:34:35 pm
      If Rami Malek doesn't win the best actor award it will he the biggest injustice in academy awards history.

      Incredibly powerful performance.

      Great movie as well.

      Agreed, totally deserves it.
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      Reply #5609: Feb 06, 2019 05:18:44 pm
      Liam Neeson deffo using a very particular set of skills to promote Cold Pursuit.
      Just shows how careful you need to be these days, don't think he's racist, but a lot of people will do cause of it.

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