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      Reply #5700: Aug 11, 2019 07:09:28 pm
      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!!



      Humanity in a nutshell - for every optimistic, brilliant and pioneering genius of a Neil Armstrong, it seems that it has to be balanced by a cynical nut job peddling non-sensical bullshit.
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      Reply #5701: Aug 13, 2019 06:35:40 am
      There is no way the moon landing happened . No way

      Let me guess, you believe every conspiracy theory out there?

      On movies, watched the new Netflix movie Shaft with Samuel L Jackson. Very funny! Really enjoyable watch and would recommend.
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      Reply #5702: Aug 13, 2019 11:26:41 am
      Watched Spider-Man Far From Home last night/this morning.

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

      Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
      still my favourite. Absolute masterpiece.

      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.

      For me the setup and the fact that it's the closing of the arc for Jackman and Stewart is probably the main selling point.
      Loved it, especially the Noir version, but felt like it needed something more than a Cowboy film line as a send off.

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      Reply #5703: Aug 13, 2019 11:40:25 am
      Let me guess, you believe every conspiracy theory out there?

      On movies, watched the new Netflix movie Shaft with Samuel L Jackson. Very funny! Really enjoyable watch and would recommend.

      I enjoyed that as well.
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      Reply #5704: Aug 13, 2019 06:47:23 pm
      Let me guess, you believe every conspiracy theory out there?

      On movies, watched the new Netflix movie Shaft with Samuel L Jackson. Very funny! Really enjoyable watch and would recommend.

      Seen that Shaft, actually thought it was better than the first Shaft film Samuel L Jackson was in.
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      Reply #5705: Sep 17, 2019 12:53:50 am
      Two movies I am looking forward to seeing: Jo Jo Rabbit and Ad Astra. Hopefully they live up to the trailers.

      A disjointed thought on movies: Do you ever go a long,  LONG time without seeing a popular movie, and then when you see it much later you wonder what the big deal is/was?

      This has happened to me this evening with Independence Day. The only interesting thing about it to me was which would turn to be more abysmal, the cliche-filled dialogue or the overall story line. It really seems they made this one as they went along. Such a poor use of time it was for me to watch this.


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      Reply #5706: Sep 20, 2019 09:41:28 am
      Two movies I am looking forward to seeing: Jo Jo Rabbit and Ad Astra. Hopefully they live up to the trailers.

      A disjointed thought on movies: Do you ever go a long,  LONG time without seeing a popular movie, and then when you see it much later you wonder what the big deal is/was?

      This has happened to me this evening with Independence Day. The only interesting thing about it to me was which would turn to be more abysmal, the cliche-filled dialogue or the overall story line. It really seems they made this one as they went along. Such a poor use of time it was for me to watch this.




      Independence Day is a good damn flag waving American blockbuster classic.

      And the special effects were out if this world at the time.

      It was an incredible experience to watch as a kid in the cinema.

      Must watch it again some day for the nostalgia factor.
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      Reply #5707: Sep 20, 2019 01:39:00 pm
      Independence Day is a good damn flag waving American blockbuster classic.

      And the special effects were out if this world at the time.

      It was an incredible experience to watch as a kid in the cinema.

      Must watch it again some day for the nostalgia factor.

      Guess I should have watched it back then .
      But the dialogue and script......
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      Reply #5708: Sep 20, 2019 01:45:02 pm
      Guess I should have watched it back then .
      But the dialogue and script......

      When I watched it originally, I thought it was a satire, but apparently not.

      Good special effects, and that's about it.
      Not a film I'd go out of my way to watch again.
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      Reply #5709: Sep 22, 2019 01:28:47 am
      Saw Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Some excellent moments and the film probably rewards prior knowledge of Hollywood at that time but my oh my - a near 3 hour movie and yet I felt hellishly little actually happened. Stylish but lacking so much substance.

      By contrast I FINALLY got round to seeing Dunkirk on Amazon Prime and oh my god, I was floored. The intensity is just unbelievable and that malign and dark score by Zimmer only adds to the suspense, dread and horror of the unfolding events. For Nolan to weave three perspectives into one and make it work was just incredible. An amazing depiction of a horrifying yet remarkable piece of history. It's the sense of hopelessness that is palpable most of all - a seemingly unstoppable Nazi onslaught that is rarely visible (which only makes it scarier) all the while displaying the bravery of the men and women involved, something that never strays into the sort of demeaning flag waving that so many war films do (especially American ones). You really get a sense of what many must have thought was happening - the fear of a total Nazi wipeout that would eventually sweep Britain.

      Maybe the best war film I've ever seen. A masterpiece and one that I think I will go back to time and time again.
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      Reply #5710: Sep 22, 2019 12:21:47 pm
      Independence Day is a good damn flag waving American blockbuster classic.

      And the special effects were out if this world at the time.

      It was an incredible experience to watch as a kid in the cinema.

      Must watch it again some day for the nostalgia factor.

      Cheesey as sh*t and introduced Will Smith to Hollywood. Bill Pullman hamming it up as president is funny too. Miles better than the atrocious sequel.
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      Reply #5711: Sep 22, 2019 12:38:11 pm
      Looking forward to a Joker & Rise of Skywalker...
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      Reply #5712: Sep 28, 2019 10:18:51 pm
      Finally caught up with Mission Impossible: Fall Out.

      Now that's how you make an action movie.

      Fantastic.
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      Reply #5713: Sep 30, 2019 06:28:58 pm
      Finally caught up with Mission Impossible: Fall Out.

      Now that's how you make an action movie.

      Fantastic.

      Thought Superman was really good as the baddie.
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      Reply #5714: Sep 30, 2019 06:34:59 pm
      Finally caught up with Mission Impossible: Fall Out.

      Now that's how you make an action movie.

      Fantastic.

      Really would love to see that. Been a long time since I sat through an action movie and I actually really like Tom Cruise. He may be a joke to some but he's made his fair share of superb films! Underrated if anything!
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      Reply #5715: Sep 30, 2019 10:07:41 pm
      Thought Superman was really good as the baddie.

      He was HR.

      Really would love to see that. Been a long time since I sat through an action movie and I actually really like Tom Cruise. He may be a joke to some but he's made his fair share of superb films! Underrated if anything!

      Like you it's been a while since I sat through and really enjoyed an action movie but this is well worth catching mate.

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      Reply #5716: Oct 04, 2019 07:37:00 pm
      Scorsese being piled on by sensitive comic book obsessives for having the guts to say this.

      https://twitter.com/screenrant/status/1179879708114264065?s=20
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      Reply #5717: Oct 05, 2019 12:17:51 am
      Joker...

      OMG....

      Masterpiece, the music just adds more intensity...

      Jeez, going to watch this again..
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      Reply #5718: Oct 05, 2019 11:10:38 am
      Joker...

      OMG....

      Masterpiece, the music just adds more intensity...

      Jeez, going to watch this again..
      Going to see this tonight.
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      Reply #5719: Oct 05, 2019 02:51:02 pm
      Scorsese being piled on by sensitive comic book obsessives for having the guts to say this.

      https://twitter.com/screenrant/status/1179879708114264065?s=20

      I don't get the whole fanboy thing.

      It's just comics and movies ffs.

      I also disagree with Scorcese here.
      The Marvel movies have all been hugely entertaining, and surely that's the point of cinema.
      Not everything has to be a masterpiece.
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      Reply #5720: Oct 06, 2019 08:38:50 pm
      Joker...

      OMG....

      Masterpiece, the music just adds more intensity...

      Jeez, going to watch this again..

      Superb, love all the little tie-ins to what we know about the whole Batman/Joker story.

      Basically childhood trauma fu**ed them both up!!

      Hope beyond hope they can get Joaquin to go full batshit crazy as Joker in a future Batman film, but I doubt it.

      Total master of his art is Joaquin Pheonix.
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      Reply #5721: Oct 06, 2019 08:55:37 pm
      This from Micheal Moore...

      On Wednesday night I attended the New York Film Festival and witnessed a cinematic masterpiece, the film that last month won the top prize as the Best Film of the Venice International Film Festival. It’s called “Joker” — and all we Americans have heard about this movie is that we should fear it and stay away from it. We’ve been told it’s violent and sick and morally corrupt — an incitement and celebration of murder. We’ve been told that police will be at every screening this weekend in case of “trouble.” Our country is in deep despair, our constitution is in shreds, a rogue maniac from Queens has access to the nuclear codes — but for some reason, it’s a movie we should be afraid of.

      I would suggest the opposite: The greater danger to society may be if you DON’T go see this movie. Because the story it tells and the issues it raises are so profound, so necessary, that if you look away from the genius of this work of art, you will miss the gift of the mirror it is offering us. Yes, there’s a disturbed clown in that mirror, but he’s not alone — we’re standing right there beside him.

      “Joker” is no superhero or supervillain or comic book movie. The film is set somewhere in the ‘70s or ‘80s in Gotham City - and the filmmakers make no attempt to disguise it for anything other than what it is: New York City, the headquarters of all evil: the rich who rule us, the banks and corporations for whom we serve, the media which feeds us a daily diet “news” they think we should absorb. This past week, a week when a sitting President indicted himself because, in true Joker style, he was laughing himself silly at Mueller’s and the Dems’ inability to stop him, so he just quadrupled down and handed them everything they needed. But even then, after ten days of his flaunting his guilt, he was still sitting with his KFC grease-stained nuclear codes in the Oval Office, so he told
      Captain Sketchy to fire up the helicopter, the sound of its blades revving up, meant only to alert the reporters to scurry outside for the daily “press conference” — Trump walks outside into the deafening cacophony of the whirlybird and publicly and feloniously asks the Peoples Republic of China to interfere in our 2020 election by sending him dirt on the Bidens. He and his magic carpet of hair then walked away and, other than the citizen howls of “CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?!”, nothing happened. As “Joker” opens this weekend, Joker, Jr. Is still still sitting at John F. Kennedy’s desk in the Oval Office on the days he shows up to work, dreaming of his next conquest and debauchery.

      But this movie is not about Trump. It’s about the America that gave us Trump — the America which feels no need to help the outcast, the destitute. The America where the filthy rich just get richer and filthier.

      Except in this story a discomfiting question is posed: What if one day the dispossessed decide to fight back? And I don’t mean with a clipboard registering people to vote. People are worried this movie may be too violent for them. Really? Considering everything we’re living through in real life? You allow your school to conduct “active shooter drills” with your children, permanently, emotionally damaging them as we show these little ones that this is the life we’ve created for them. “Joker” makes it clear we don’t really want to get to the bottom of this, or to try to understand why innocent people turn in to Jokers after they can no longer keep it together. No one wants to ask why two smart boys skipped their 4th-hour AP French Philosophy class at Columbine High to slaughter 12 students and a teacher. Who would dare ask why the son of a vice-president of General Electric would go into Sandy Hook Elementary in
      Newtown, CT and blow the tiny bodies apart of 20 first-graders. Or why did 53% of White women vote for the presidential candidate who, on tape, reveled in his talent as a sexual predator?

      The fear and outcry over “Joker” is a ruse. It’s a distraction so that we don’t look at the real violence tearing up our fellow human beings — 30 million Americans who don’t have health insurance is an act of violence. Millions of abused women and children living in fear is an act of violence. Cramming 59 students like worthless sardines into classrooms in Detroit is an act of violence.

      As the news media stands by for the next mass shooting, you and your neighbors and co-workers have already been shot numerous times, shot straight through all of your hearts and hopes and dreams. Your pension is long gone. You’re in debt for the next 30 years because you committed the crime of wanting an education. You have actually thought about not having children because you don’t have the heart to bring them onto a dying planet where they are given a 20-year death-by-climate-change sentence at birth. The violence in “Joker”? Stop! Most of the violence in the movie is perpetrated on the Joker himself, a person in need of help, someone trying to survive on the margins of a greedy society. His crime is that he can’t get help. His crime is that he is the butt of a joke played on HIM by the rich and famous. When the Joker decides he can no longer take it — yes, you will feel awful. Not because of the (minimal) blood on the screen, but because deep down, you were cheering him on - and if you’re honest when that happens, you will thank this movie for connecting you to a new desire — not to run to the nearest exit to save your own ass but rather to stand and fight and focus your attention on the nonviolent power you hold in your hands every single day. Thank you Joaquin Phoenix, Todd Phillips, Warner Bros. and all who made this important movie for this important time. I loved this film’s multiple homages to Taxi Driver, Network, The French Connection, Dog Day Afternoon. How long has it been since we’ve seen a movie aspire to the level of Stanley Kubrick? Go see this film. Take your teens. Take your resolve.
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      Reply #5722: Oct 07, 2019 12:59:51 pm
      Joker...

      OMG....

      Masterpiece, the music just adds more intensity...

      Jeez, going to watch this again..

      Superb piece of filmmaking easily best movie of the year and arguably of the decade.

      The politically motivated right wing American critics want to dissuade the public from seeing this important movie with negative reviews, but they will he rightfully ignored highlighting their shallow biased unprofessionalism.
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      Reply #5723: Oct 07, 2019 04:50:57 pm
      Really enjoyed Joker. Hard act to follow Heath Ledger however Joaquin Phoenix put in an unbelievable performance. Music was fantastic and really added to the suspense.
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      Reply #5724: Oct 12, 2019 08:07:56 pm
      Joker: Wow!

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