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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby John P. Drake » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:21 am

Movies I watched this month:

  • Hobbs and Shaw (2019) - 8/10 ; Strong suit: Fun factor, the visual effects and the stars
  • Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (2019) - 7/10 ; Strong suit: The atmosphere and consistency
  • Deadfall (1968) - 6/10 ; Strong suit: Soundtrack, acting performances, visuals, cinematography and editing
  • The Marseille Contract (1974) - 7/10 ; Strong suit: The stars and the atmosphere
  • The Great Escape (1964) - 8/10 ; Strong suit: Ensemble cast and story
  • Get Carter (1971) - 9/10 ; Strong suit: Visual effects, cinematography, editing, atmosphere, Michael Caine
  • Get Carter (2000) - 7/10 ; Strong suit: Fun factor, Sylvester Stallone
  • Pulp (1972) - 6/10 ; Strong suit: Michael Caine

All of them were above enjoyable at the very least. Some good, some great, some slightly above the average.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:12 pm

I want to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but haven't found the time yet.

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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby John P. Drake » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:39 pm

Kristatos wrote:I want to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but haven't found the time yet.

I think you'll enjoy it. I had a lot of fun with it. It's a cinephile's love letter to the sixties.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:53 pm

John P. Drake wrote:
Kristatos wrote:I want to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but haven't found the time yet.

I think you'll enjoy it. I had a lot of fun with it. It's a cinephile's love letter to the sixties.
Going to see it tomorrow. Did it have an intermission? Some Tarantino films do.

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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:10 pm

Answer: no, it doesn't. Lucky I visited the concession stand before I went in.

Well, I enjoyed it. Maybe the whole was less than the sum of its parts, but there were some great scenes in there. And I do wonder whether the people claiming that it was disrespectful to Bruce Lee realised that Cliff (Brad Pitt) was daydreaming that whole sequence.

A few Bond nods in there: during the flashback with his wife on the boat, Brad Pitt emerges from below decks wearing a wetsuit like Connery's in Thunderball and holding what looks like a harpoon gun. There is a snatch of the fanfare from OHMSS (later reused in AVTAK) during the end credits. And Rick Dalton appears in a Eurospy movie that is explicitly described as a Bond knock-off by the narrator (Kurt Russell).
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:44 pm

Just got back from seeing Joker. Very intense, though not a movie I can imagine watching again and again, as the atmosphere is almost unbearably oppressive throughout. It will be interesting to see what sort of second weekend drop this has, as this will be an indicator of whether other people agree in this regard, or whether it's just me.

I certainly don't recommend it to anyone who has ever suffered from mental health issues and been let down by the system. I imagine it would be extremely traumatic to watch if that was the case.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Omega » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:16 am

I thought it be like this from the trailers. Not sure


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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby John P. Drake » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:52 pm

You know? It may be that I'm entirely of a taste far different from the mainstream audiences, but I watched The Specialist (1994) last night (for probably the fourth of fifth time) and found myself enjoying it. Yet, we have had most of the people bombarding the film with negativity for reasons not visible in my eyes. Honestly, it's neither an epic nor a groundbreaking movie. However, I enjoyed it for what it was as the film happened to be entertaining with the four leads: Stallone, Woods, Stone, Roberts. Though, Rod Steiger was on auto-pilot mode. How come everyone rates it as a disaster of a movie when it's not? Something I'll never understand with movie critics.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:57 pm

John P. Drake wrote:You know? It may be that I'm entirely of a taste far different from the mainstream audiences, but I watched The Specialist (1994) last night (for probably the fourth of fifth time) and found myself enjoying it. Yet, we have had most of the people bombarding the film with negativity for reasons not visible in my eyes. Honestly, it's neither an epic nor a groundbreaking movie. However, I enjoyed it for what it was as the film happened to be entertaining with the four leads: Stallone, Woods, Stone, Roberts. Though, Rod Steiger was on auto-pilot mode. How come everyone rates it as a disaster of a movie when it's not? Something I'll never understand with movie critics.
Do they? I remember the reviews not being great, but not terrible either. I thought it was enjoyable enough, but nothing special. Good John Barry score, though.

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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby John P. Drake » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:24 pm

Kristatos wrote:
John P. Drake wrote:You know? It may be that I'm entirely of a taste far different from the mainstream audiences, but I watched The Specialist (1994) last night (for probably the fourth of fifth time) and found myself enjoying it. Yet, we have had most of the people bombarding the film with negativity for reasons not visible in my eyes. Honestly, it's neither an epic nor a groundbreaking movie. However, I enjoyed it for what it was as the film happened to be entertaining with the four leads: Stallone, Woods, Stone, Roberts. Though, Rod Steiger was on auto-pilot mode. How come everyone rates it as a disaster of a movie when it's not? Something I'll never understand with movie critics.
Do they? I remember the reviews not being great, but not terrible either. I thought it was enjoyable enough, but nothing special. Good John Barry score, though.

Apparently they do.

I share the same opinion as you. It's not something great, but it's far from being terrible. An enjoyable neo-noir. What I love about Barry's score is that it didn't sound like it was written for a nineties film. While not something out of this world, it has that John Barry soul in it that makes his work all too satisfying. Makes me wonder what he would have done with GoldenEye. The "Did You Call Me?" track is nothing but a beautiful piece which gave me bit of Body Heat vibes (one of my favorite works of Barry's).
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:58 am

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

I watched this movie as a Halloween treat. This is the last Hammer horror with Christopher Lee as Dracula. I like the 70s setting and the strange atmosphere. Peter Cushing stars as Van Helsing which naturally improves the film.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:01 am

Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry wrote:The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

I watched this movie as a Halloween treat. This is the last Hammer horror with Christopher Lee as Dracula. I like the 70s setting and the strange atmosphere. Peter Cushing stars as Van Helsing which naturally improves the film.
I watched it recently as well. Hadn't seen it before, quite enjoyed it, even though Lee seemed to be playing Scaramanga rather than Dracula in places. He had kind of a Bond villain vibe in this one.

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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby kater23 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:31 pm

JoJo Rabbit. Liked it..and was a bit emotional at the end.
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