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      PurpleMonkey
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      Re: The Film Discussion Thread.
      Reply #5675: May 01, 2019 02:07:36 pm
      2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

      Just watched this... what a crock of sh*t.

      Really? I still haven't seen it but plan on doing so soon.
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      Reply #5676: May 01, 2019 02:23:33 pm
      Really? I still haven't seen it but plan on doing so soon.

      It’s proper boring sh*te, trust me it ain’t worth the loss of time..
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      Reply #5677: May 01, 2019 04:55:16 pm
      Really? I still haven't seen it but plan on doing so soon.

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      Reply #5678: May 01, 2019 05:57:09 pm
      Really? I still haven't seen it but plan on doing so soon.

      Ignore them mate. ;D

      It's a masterpiece.

      I went to the cinema to see it last year for the anniversary showing and it was fantastic. Slow moving I'll admit but a great piece of filmmaking.
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      Reply #5679: May 01, 2019 06:29:20 pm
      Ignore them mate. ;D

      It's a masterpiece.

      I went to the cinema to see it last year for the anniversary showing and it was fantastic. Slow moving I'll admit but a great piece of filmmaking.

      Kubrick tends towards the cerebral in as much as you can with a piece of cinema for mass consumption.

      I've always thought that the amount someone takes from this film depends almost entirely on how much they think about it during the film, and that's the reason it's slow moving.

      Loved it when I saw it in the 1970's, still love it now.
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      Reply #5680: May 01, 2019 06:34:18 pm
      It's hard going at times but it is a tremendous piece of film making.
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      Reply #5681: May 05, 2019 08:35:43 pm
      2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

      Just watched this... what a crock of sh*t.

      Daisy, daisy, give us yer tit to chew,
      I'm half cra-zy, all for the love of you...

      Know yer supposed to like it, but I wasn't mad about it either :)
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      Reply #5682: Jun 01, 2019 02:25:36 pm
      Watched Rocketman, the Elton John biopic.

      It’s got mixed reviews and whilst it’s alright, I didn’t find there was any depth to it. You could change the soundtrack and insert any megastar from that era and have the same story. Sex, drugs, Rock n Roll and redemption.

      Personally think the movie would have been better if it explored his personal relationships a little more, with his parents, John Reid and the period he was married where he was obviously battling with his sexuality. All of that is acknowledged but glossed over imo. The period he was married last about 5 minutes, if that and then it moves on.

      Think there was a lot of material to work with and it was quite underwhelming ultimately and became a generic rock star movie and I can’t help but feel Elton John has a huge say over the direction the movie took. 
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      Reply #5683: Jun 01, 2019 07:10:19 pm
      Watched Rocketman, the Elton John biopic.

      It’s got mixed reviews and whilst it’s alright, I didn’t find there was any depth to it. You could change the soundtrack and insert any megastar from that era and have the same story. Sex, drugs, Rock n Roll and redemption.

      Personally think the movie would have been better if it explored his personal relationships a little more, with his parents, John Reid and the period he was married where he was obviously battling with his sexuality. All of that is acknowledged but glossed over imo. The period he was married last about 5 minutes, if that and then it moves on.

      Think there was a lot of material to work with and it was quite underwhelming ultimately and became a generic rock star movie and I can’t help but feel Elton John has a huge say over the direction the movie took. 

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      Reply #5684: Jun 01, 2019 07:15:17 pm
      Finally got around to watching Logan. Loved the action, the acting, stunning cinematography, it was a beautiful story and yet, at the end, I felt underwhelmed, disappointed, a little let down. It was like the film was less than the sum of its parts.

      So conflicted, this is going to need a rewatch, just going to have to leave it a little while though.
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      Reply #5685: Jun 03, 2019 07:52:18 am

      :D

      Won’t be happening in Russia where it has been censored :D
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      Reply #5686: Jun 03, 2019 10:28:06 am
      Watched Rocketman, the Elton John biopic.

      It’s got mixed reviews and whilst it’s alright, I didn’t find there was any depth to it. You could change the soundtrack and insert any megastar from that era and have the same story. Sex, drugs, Rock n Roll and redemption.

      Personally think the movie would have been better if it explored his personal relationships a little more, with his parents, John Reid and the period he was married where he was obviously battling with his sexuality. All of that is acknowledged but glossed over imo. The period he was married last about 5 minutes, if that and then it moves on.

      Think there was a lot of material to work with and it was quite underwhelming ultimately and became a generic rock star movie and I can’t help but feel Elton John has a huge say over the direction the movie took.

      *** SPOLIERS ***

      The thing about these movies that frustrates me is that it’s all very ‘poor me’. He may have had a relatively tough upbringing and I’m not saying it’s impossible his family was against his sexuality but I don’t believe for a minute that they were that cold and calculated. The scene when he phoned his mum, her repsonse is so dramatic and unnatural that I don’t believe for a minute it happened anything like that.

      As you say, Elton John was heavily involved in the direction of the movie and I feel he probably played things up quite a bit, like most people do in these type of movies.
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      Reply #5687: Jun 03, 2019 01:24:17 pm
      *** SPOLIERS ***

      The thing about these movies that frustrates me is that it’s all very ‘poor me’. He may have had a relatively tough upbringing and I’m not saying it’s impossible his family was against his sexuality but I don’t believe for a minute that they were that cold and calculated. The scene when he phoned his mum, her repsonse is so dramatic and unnatural that I don’t believe for a minute it happened anything like that.

      As you say, Elton John was heavily involved in the direction of the movie and I feel he probably played things up quite a bit, like most people do in these type of movies.

      Agree mate and that was something I said after. It was a very ‘oh look how hard I had it tale’, with him taking no responsibility for anything or even going into depth of what his feelings were. Quite a shallow movie when it really could have been something much more. There were a few scenes where you watched it and thought is that really how it played out, probably not.
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      Reply #5688: Jun 29, 2019 11:51:19 pm
      Saw the Apollo 11 documentary. One of the best documentaries I've seen - can't remember seeing old film footage look so beautifully restored and glossy as it looked on that film. The build up and launch sequence of Apollo 11 is one of the best things I've ever seen in a cinema.

      Breathtaking and a beautiful reminder of just how ambitious and glorious humanity was and still can be. I'd absolutely love to see something like that in my lifetime.
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      Reply #5689: Jun 30, 2019 03:51:18 am
      Dark Phoenix,  it should be a film that has a huge scope,  that feels large and should have repercussions across the whole universe and instead it feels small and some actors looked like they were phoning in their performance. Michael Fassender is the exception to all this and it's a shame we will never see a standalone film for the character and actor whom has been the MVP in this iteration of the X-Men franchise.

      Also watched What We Left Behind, a Deep Space 9. It had its moments, it's definitely for fans and while it had a premise of focusing on writers breaking a fictional season 8, this means it's a little light on looking back on the series as a whole, though we di get time with most the characters, with one glaring omission, as far as I'm concerned, no Louise Fletcher aka Kai Winn (or Nurse Rachett to some of you). Thr other post this documentary promised was a glimpse of what DS9 could look le in HD, it is absolutely stunning, just a shame that I don't think we'll ever get that treatment for the whole series.
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      Reply #5690: Jul 02, 2019 12:08:23 pm
      Watched Spider-Man Far From Home last night/this morning.

      Gone straight to the top and is now my favourite Spider-man movie.

      It's funny, it's well crafted and was the perfect antidote to the shitfest that was Dark Phoenix.
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      Reply #5691: Jul 03, 2019 09:25:26 am
      Watched District 9 again after a few years, great film.
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      Reply #5692: Jul 13, 2019 11:35:13 pm
      Just can’t wait to see this movie..

      Just by looking at the trailer Phoenix looks good for an Oscar.,

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1WuDZ_fl5DQ
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      Reply #5693: Aug 02, 2019 10:59:51 pm
      Quentin Tarantino's new film with Di Caprio & Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is brilliant.
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      Reply #5694: Aug 03, 2019 02:42:02 pm
      Watched the new lion king. Doesn’t compare at all the original.

      The realism is amazing but it doesn’t work, you can’t see/feel any of the emotion and the voice acting comes off as very monotone and one dimensional as a result.
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      Reply #5695: Aug 03, 2019 03:07:02 pm
      Watched Stuber,  it's saved from mediocrity and a tired plot by the performances of Kumil Nunjiani and Dave Bautista, but their on screen chemistry is all this film has going for it.
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      Reply #5696: Aug 03, 2019 03:09:24 pm
      Watched the new lion king. Doesn’t compare at all the original.

      The realism is amazing but it doesn’t work, you can’t see/feel any of the emotion and the voice acting comes off as very monotone and one dimensional as a result.

      I refuse to watch the new reworked version, as you say CGI is great and the voices just don’t suit the character..

      Should have kept original voice overs & the original darker mane scar...
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      Reply #5697: Aug 06, 2019 12:13:25 pm
      Hobbs And Shaw, turn your brain off and just enjoy the mindless romp. Only ever seen the first in the Fast and Furious franchise though, judging by the number of wrestling in-jokes from The Rock and a few film references from Statham, I can only assume their is more in here for fans of the franchise.
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      Reply #5698: Aug 06, 2019 12:38:18 pm
      Saw the Apollo 11 documentary. One of the best documentaries I've seen - can't remember seeing old film footage look so beautifully restored and glossy as it looked on that film. The build up and launch sequence of Apollo 11 is one of the best things I've ever seen in a cinema.

      Breathtaking and a beautiful reminder of just how ambitious and glorious humanity was and still can be. I'd absolutely love to see something like that in my lifetime.

      There is no way the moon landing happened . No way
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      Reply #5699: Aug 06, 2019 07:44:41 pm
      There is no way the moon landing happened . No way

      So all of Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrins stories are pure jackanory?

      Saying the moon landings never happened, puts you on a par with the dickhead flat earthers!!

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