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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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      Re: The Film Discussion Thread.
      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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