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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby carl stromberg » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:33 pm

I watched some of the years films at Christmas such as Logan, Kong: Skull Island, Wonder Woman etc. All entertaining.

Alien Convenant was ok, although I'm not sure that I want be the origin of the aliens? It's a bit confusing. Psycho II was the best film I watched at Christmas. :wink:

The last two films I watched were the Hitchcock classic Frenzy, and the Amicus horror From Beyond the Grave with Peter Cushing in great form as the strange antiques shop owner.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:58 pm

The Greatest Showman. Not really my cup of tea, but Mrs Kristatos enjoyed it. As did a lot of people, apparently. The cinema was a lot fuller than I'd expected for a film that's been out since Boxing Day, and along with Jumanji, it seems to have become one of the surprise hits of the season.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:58 pm

Been watching a couple of the old Fu Manchu movies starring Christopher Lee in yellowface! Wisely, he doesn't try to do the accent, and he seems to have the same "10 minutes of screen time per movie" clause in his contract that he did for his Dracula movies, so they're not as embarrassing as they could have been.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:33 pm

I watched the Westworld film for the first time in ages.

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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:38 am

Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry wrote:I watched the Westworld film for the first time in ages.

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Haven't seen it in years. All I really remember is vague impressions of people being chased by Yul Brynner, and the pixellated shots from the robot's point of view (which I later discovered was the first ever use of CGI in a movie).

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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:33 pm

Kristatos wrote:
Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry wrote:I watched the Westworld film for the first time in ages.

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Haven't seen it in years. All I really remember is vague impressions of people being chased by Yul Brynner, and the pixellated shots from the robot's point of view (which I later discovered was the first ever use of CGI in a movie).

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It's very interesting and stylish - as those 70s sci fi movies are. The new Westworld television series is rather good too.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby carl stromberg » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:21 pm

I watched Invitation to Hell. It's a Wes Craven tv horror about a family who move to a new posh suburb and are asked to join a mysterious country club.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invitation_to_Hell_(1984_film)

I also recently watched the edition of Mystery Sceince Theater with The Beginning of the End - the 1950s film about giant locusts.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:09 am

Invitation to Hell sounds like an unused Fleming title.

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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby carl stromberg » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:47 pm

I watched Ghost Stories, a 2017 horror film directed by Jeremy Dyson from The League of Gentlemen. It is a anthology film and the stories are quite good and it looks wonderful. Not a classic but well worth a viewing.
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby kater23 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:14 pm

Bohemian Rhapsody.Saw it Saturday.REALLY GOOD. :clap:
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Re: The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Kristatos » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:00 pm

I saw The Crimes of Grindlewald last night. My impression of it is that while it had some impressive setpieces, the whole was less than the sum of its parts. It may seem better in retrospect, once all 5 films have been released. My two biggest complaints were the use of an "idiot plot" (why does it take Newt so long to tell Tina that the story about him getting married was fake news?); and the confusing message of the finale. It makes it seem as though we're supposed to root against the guy who wants to prevent Hiroshima and Belsen.
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The Last Movie You Watched

Postby Omega » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:22 pm

As I said I felt the story in a way had too much ground to cover, and there are several times where the scenes jump to another with a character we lost track of trying to move the story to the next part almost unexplained. I don’t think it’ll fit better or be a better movie as part of a series of movies.
Basically one set up the characters and did it well only to have JK try to reset all the story lines as if FB2 were the starting point instead of a segue way with established characters.


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Queenie’s story in particular felt last minute, JK suddenly decided she needed a good guy on the side of hitler, I’m sorry grindelvald. She should be the harder to trick of all of them, and her motivation was too close to being like Anakin Skywalker, “ I will ignore great evil and genocide if it helps me marry/save the one I love”
Also the explanation of why whatshisface remembers newt or any of them is too cheap and flimsy. The exlinatiob was working at the end of FB1 when his pastries were dream based and he and queenie reunited with some sort of déjà vu, we really like this ending and how much queenie loved him throughout the first story. But 1st to 2nd is like a car shifting gears, missing a gear then grinding before finding the wrong gear.
Another part where JK wanted a character there in the plot but forget where she left then then had a post it note on the page of the script to fix it.

Le strange , WTF?
no problem with where she ended up or her love confession to newt at the end, but where was this user who betrays newt at school?
I like Hogwarts scenes and it seems to be the Turing point of her redemption at the end, still the character we were sold in FB1 never showed up in FB2, could be a great story there if they filmed it and if jk wrote it at all.

The last sion of a powerful wizzard family? where the hell was any of this in the first story?? where it should be front and center, again felt like JK thought of where she wants the character in the later installment but forgot where the character began

A couple of other problems like kris mentioned, probably best summed up by a friend who said it was too many love stories for the plot to deal with. She likes love stories mixed in with action adventure movies but felt the main characters love arc was dealt with in the first movie and should build on their story from there. She also dislikes antman and wasp for the same reason, they forced the characters who already fell in love to fall out of love to re-fall in love for the sequel so the audience could relive it again.



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