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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Harry, umm, I'm not sure how best to explain this but here goes.
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    I think you are probably better off sticking to Transformers etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Sorry to disappoint but I was being quite sincere.

    But I'm a bit surprised by your response, in what way did you think 'Arry is not a bit of a lumpen lout with all the sensitivity, grace and discernment of a London brick?
    it took you that long to realize that the guy is still a teenager bully?

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    Greed. (2020).


    Steve Coogan stars in a comedy pastiche of "Topshop" business mogul Philip Green. Very funny in parts, unsubtle humour to match the vulgar displays of ostentatious wealth on show.

    Lots of insider jokes and info: How much to rent 'stars' like Elton John, Tom Jones, etc, for private parties. How much Bono welches on tax payments, et al.

    The film gets into the factories in Sri Lanka, showing the conditions and lives of sweat shop workers producing the economic miracles of people like Green and co.

    Pretty good, gets a bit sanctimonious, but it's an enjoyable vehicle for Coogan who is on top form in this outing. 7.5/10 for me.

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    The Assistant

    Watched this because the lead is Julia Garner, who was excellent in 'The Americans' and 'Ozark'.

    It's the story of a young woman who is an office skivvy for a movie producer.

    It's suggested that the producer uses his position to get laid.

    Reviews suggest this film is a biting indictment of...etc..etc...

    Absolutely nothing of note happens in this movie.

    I suggest you don't bother.

    2/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Star Wars IX

    How can the Mandalorian be so good and the new Star Wars be so meh?

    I feels like it is creaking under the weight of trying to live up to its heritage and consequently unable to do anything remotely interesting.

    6.5/10
    Oh, Looper, stop looking at your feet, my friend...

    I just watched Star Wars IX via Amazon Prime for 4.99 on my 32" 1440P monitor through my Yamaha THR stereo speaker system and really enjoyed it - 8.5/10 Maybe 9...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    I just watched Star Wars IX via Amazon Prime for 4.99 on my 32" 1440P monitor through my Yamaha THR stereo speaker system and really enjoyed it - 8.5/10 Maybe 9...
    5 quid.... 32" monitor....

    FFS are you trapped in the noughties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Oh, Looper, stop looking at your feet, my friend...

    I just watched Star Wars IX via Amazon Prime for 4.99 on my 32" 1440P monitor through my Yamaha THR stereo speaker system and really enjoyed it - 8.5/10 Maybe 9...
    you are obviously not a real StarWars fan, poseur

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    On The Beach - 1959 directed by Stanley Kramer starring Gregory Peck, Ava Garner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins.

    Thought I'd give this oldie a whirl again in light of our present circumstances. A big disappointment. The film was horribly miscast with the exception of Gregory Peck. Did they even have a dialogue coach for the yanks speaking with Aussie accents? Poor script, overlong with little drama given the gravitas of the subject matter. Really dismal acting performances by Gardner and Perkins.
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    Gregory Peck can never be miscast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    On The Beach - 1959 directed by Stanley Kramer starring Gregory Peck, Ava Garner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins.

    Thought I'd give this oldie a whirl again in light of our present circumstances. A big disappointment. The film was horribly miscast with the exception of Gregory Peck. Did they even have a dialogue coach for the yanks speaking with Aussie accents? Poor script, overlong with little drama given the gravitas of the subject matter. Really dismal acting performances by Gardner and Perkins.
    I have downloaded Billy Wilder's "The Lost Weekend", which won Oscars for both him and Ray Milland in 1945.

    I'm not expecting it to be "Leaving Las Vegas".

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    Not a lot of decent movies on the in-flight from Lufthansa but under the classics they had: "The Philadelphia Story", a B&W from 1940 with Cary Grant, James Stewart, and Katherine Hepburn. This is a romantic comedy that is just too lovely for words....thoroughly enjoyable and more like theatre than film.

    Just wish they could still make movies like this with great dialogue and innuendo without having to thrust special effects, sex and/or violence into the face.

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    I started watching Star Wars in chrono..chonologi... Number order. The first couple were shit. Then they started explaining the characters I know like Darth Vader and stuff which was good. Solo was ok, Rogue One was shit for the first half but great 2nd half, no idea who any of them were though. Next up is episode 4 I think which is the old one.
    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    The Invisible Man

    Good fun and entertaining re-imagining of a classic (which I have never seen)

    7.2/10

    Given the vaguely 'Handmaids Tale' reminiscent theme of a woman struggling to escape from a terrifying controlling relationship with an (invisible) male I would have enjoyed it slightly more if they had chosen someone other than Elizabeth Moss.

    She is a good actress. Her breakout role turning the tables on 1960s sexism in Mad Men was great.

    But the rabid wallowing nonsense that was The Handmaids Tale was woeful.

    Now, after enduring the entire season 1 of that show, whenever I watch her in a movie I can feel myself getting triggered and I find myself scrutinising the content of the film for subliminal hysterical feminism themes.

    Sometimes I worry that I might be imagining rabid subliminal feminist themes even where they do not really exist.

    The other issue is that she is not really cute enough to be the object of obsession of a Tony Stark character.

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    she was fantastic in "The Handmaids Tale", one of the best underated show of the decade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Now, after enduring the entire season 1 of that show, whenever I watch her in a movie I can feel myself getting triggered and I find myself scrutinising the content of the film for subliminal hysterical feminism themes.

    *** spoiler alert ***












    Must have fucked you right off when she did him in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    *** spoiler alert ***
    ^Take note of helpful Harry's careful, considerate and conscientious spoiler prevention warning practice all of you spoiler idiots.

    Yes I am talking to you Blurterfly and you MarilynMonroe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    The Invisible Man

    Good fun and entertaining re-imagining of a classic (which I have never seen)

    7.2/10

    Given the vaguely 'Handmaids Tale' reminiscent theme of a woman struggling to escape from a terrifying controlling relationship with an (invisible) male I would have enjoyed it slightly more if they had chosen someone other than Elizabeth Moss.

    She is a good actress. Her breakout role turning the tables on 1960s sexism in Mad Men was great.
    She is very good in another recent (2020) film, "Shirley". Psychological thriller set in the 50's. c/w lesbian action.

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    Yeah, as long as she remembers her place. After all, she's not that fit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    She is very good in another recent (2020) film, "Shirley". Psychological thriller set in the 50's. c/w lesbian action.
    will need to watch that,

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    The Nightingale

    Unflinchingly brutal depiction of life during Australia's darkest period of colonial history on Tasmania.

    I think I would have done the end a bit differently but the story is compellingly told.

    7.85/10

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    as bad as the reviews say it is.

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    Rambo Last Blood

    Refreshing lack of moral ambiguity.

    Good guys. Bad guys. Sex. Drugs. White knight. Tragedy. Revenge. Splattered Mexicans by the truckload in the face-off finale and all wrapped up inside 100 minutes.

    7.5/10

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    Measure for Measure missed the first 20 minutes had been watching Amarin tv with Gert decide to boot up the laptop.
    Overall a good movie i liked the love story part of the film i had to see what was going to happen to the young lovers.

    The lives of inhabitants of a housing commission tower whose paths cross after a shocking event occurs on their front doorstep.
    Measure for Measure (2019) - IMDb
    Found movie on Vaughnlive you never know whats playing next but worth checking out every now and then
    Fascists dress in black and go around telling people what to do, whereas priests... more drink!

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    Archive (2020).

    If you liked "Moon", you'll like this.

    A scientist is asked to build an AI that allows people to spend time with their recently dead loved ones before their "signal" expires, but he uses his late wife as the model. Much chaos ensues. Sort of.

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    Capone

    I settled in for a good gangster film and got Tom Hardy overacting and going full retard in the final, diaper wearing, neurosyphilitic year of Al Capones life.

    Give it a miss.

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