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    Talk of Cloverfield and similar movies brings me...

    Talk of Cloverfield and similar movies brings me to Monster From Green Hell, which was on UK TV this morning. What a pile of old tosh.

    You have to wonder why they went with a title like that, and...
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    I think The Purple Rose Of Cairo is as close to...

    I think The Purple Rose Of Cairo is as close to perfection as he ever got. Love that movie.

    But talking of Manhattan it strikes me that is when Allen started getting into a laid back, sentimental...
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    Lists of best movies from any source is always...

    Lists of best movies from any source is always going to disappoint. Ultimately it's what you think are the best movies, because it's all about personal opinion.

    I never understand people who take...
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    Love that one. So many great characters and...

    Love that one. So many great characters and quotable lines its hard to know what to choose...but I will go with Milton talking on the phone...'And I was looking at the squirrels, and they were...
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    The BIB, apt considering your username... :) ...

    The BIB, apt considering your username... :)

    Let us know what you thought of Boogie Nights. One of Anderson's best. I also highly recommend Magnolia if you have not seen it.
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    Time lapse i have seen. You have to concentrate....

    Time lapse i have seen. You have to concentrate. The premise is that a group of kids in an apartment complex find a room that has a special camera that takes one photo every day at the same time...of...
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    Is that the British movie with people having a...

    Is that the British movie with people having a party in a house, they see and hear strange things, and it seems there is an identical house nearby with duplicates of them...or something like that?
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    I second that. And I urge people not to read the...

    I second that. And I urge people not to read the reviews or synopsis before watching. The less you know the more you will enjoy it.
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    It would certainly be one of my movies of the...

    It would certainly be one of my movies of the decade as well. It is that good.
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    Have to agree about The Wicker Man. Never saw it...

    Have to agree about The Wicker Man. Never saw it as a classic movie at all. It underwhelmed me on first watch, and I still feel the same after seeing it 2 or 3 times over the years.

    The best I...
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    The Keep. 1983, Michael Mann. Not a review as...

    The Keep. 1983, Michael Mann. Not a review as such, more of a heads up to say that there is finally a much better version of this movie now available on DVD.

    Yes, I know many like me would have...
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    A great little movie, one of Allen's rare...

    A great little movie, one of Allen's rare straight roles. And a last line to die for...
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    A surprisingly good little thriller. Good to...

    A surprisingly good little thriller.

    Good to see Chan doing something a little more realistic. For a while he was still trying to do his stunt filled stuff but was clearly getting too old for it. ...
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    I had a slightly similar issue on Amazon Prime...

    I had a slightly similar issue on Amazon Prime recently in the UK.

    Last week I was using the search function to see if a particular movie was available on the site and by pure chance came across...
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    Judy. Excellent move about the last year or so of...

    Judy. Excellent move about the last year or so of Judy Garlands life, where she relocated to London to find work as she was uninsurable in the US and could not work. She had become unreliable, was...
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    "I am pointing a gub at you, apt natural"

    "I am pointing a gub at you, apt natural"
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    I watched Bananas again recently too...still very...

    I watched Bananas again recently too...still very funny even now. There are just so too many great moments to choose from...the conversation about giving and receiving...the huge sandwich order for...
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    The more I think about it, Jones old woman in the...

    The more I think about it, Jones old woman in the stable with the three wise men at the beginning of Life Of Brian really set the tone for the rest of the movie. You just knew you were in for a good...
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    That supports the notion of that old misnomer...

    That supports the notion of that old misnomer about people being so bored by movies they say it put them to sleep.

    You dont sleep because you are bored, you sleep because you are tired. You may...
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    Dont get me wrong, I still go to the cinema and...

    Dont get me wrong, I still go to the cinema and try and watch the big movies on an IMAX screen, but it's just that from everything I have seen and read about this movie there is not enough to entice...
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    Michael Palin was Mr Wensleydale in the cheese...

    Michael Palin was Mr Wensleydale in the cheese shop sketch.
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    Dont forget home viewing has changed drastically,...

    Dont forget home viewing has changed drastically, now you can have a 70 plus size 4K TV and a surround system. So you can almost duplicate the experience at home.

    With 1917, the notion of the...
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    I saw it on the big and small screen. Bores me on...

    I saw it on the big and small screen. Bores me on both occasions.
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    As much as there is a degree of spectacle about...

    As much as there is a degree of spectacle about watching monsters slug it out, it can get old real quick if there is too much of it.

    Plus for some reason the monster battle scenes seemed very...
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    I thought they overdid it with the headshots,...

    I thought they overdid it with the headshots, certainly in the last scene during the storming of the hotel. Its OK when its used sparingly, but that was just overkill.

    Also the final three way...
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    Well that's another thing for me...I find the...

    Well that's another thing for me...I find the awards shows themselves to be interminable.

    There was time about 25 years or so back I would watch the Oscar's live with a bunch of friends for the...
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    I am at the stage that awards are completely...

    I am at the stage that awards are completely meaningless to me as far as movies go.

    No amount of awards are going to persuade me to watch a movie that does not interest me or appeal to me on some...
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    My Favorite Year. 1982. A film I never got to...

    My Favorite Year. 1982.

    A film I never got to see on release or subsequently, until now.

    Found it quite mild and uninvolving, considering it's obvious nods to the antics of people like Errol...
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    My thoughts on this are that no one should expect...

    My thoughts on this are that no one should expect to be educated by hollywood movies...thats not their function, they are designed to entertain.
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    There was either e video, a meme or something...

    There was either e video, a meme or something similar some years back talking about all of the innocent technicians, IT people, guards etc that lost their lives on the death star when it exploded.
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    More to the point, exactly what sort of armour do...

    More to the point, exactly what sort of armour do the stormtroopers wear? One shot and there is a big flaming hole in it, killing the trooper immidiately. Definitely a design flaw...
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    I thought of this immidiately when I heard the...

    I thought of this immidiately when I heard the sad news...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgttPt_1IG0

    If anyone here has not seen The Rutles mockumentary All You Need Is Cash, they should do...
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    That's the one I was most disappointed with on...

    That's the one I was most disappointed with on first viewing. I just did'nt get it at all. it took a couple of viewings for it to sink in. And its probably the least violent of all his movies, which...
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    Re Once Upon A time in Hollywood, I think its...

    Re Once Upon A time in Hollywood, I think its actually very typical of Tarantinos style. His films contain many, many long dialogue scenes that often impress and resonate more with successive...
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    Well...I enjoyed the Tenet trailer a lot....

    Well...I enjoyed the Tenet trailer a lot. Spoilers below if you would rather not know...




    Actually, it does not give much away. It involves an action set piece with a terrorist attack on an...
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    Just about to watch it. The IMAX theatre ate also...

    Just about to watch it. The IMAX theatre ate also showing a six minute extended trailer for Christopher Nolans Tenet. That looks intriguing to say the least.
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    Re the ending...different times, I guess...

    Re the ending...different times, I guess...
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    And lets not forget Wesley Snipes, very funny and...

    And lets not forget Wesley Snipes, very funny and entertaining here. Hopefully another return to form.
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    Agreed...a return to form and also hints at some...

    Agreed...a return to form and also hints at some serious acting chops, which I have always believed Murphy had, but having got stuck in the rut of family comedies never had the opportunity to show...
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    The Keep. I have watched this a few times over...

    The Keep.

    I have watched this a few times over the years. I am partial to Michael Manns movies and this was certainly a disappointment when I first saw it, but I know there were all sorts of...
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    Ok...another shameless namedrop...Joss Whedon...

    Ok...another shameless namedrop...Joss Whedon came into my place of work in London this week. Security and privacy issues preclude me from elaborating, but I at least got to say hello.
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    Maybe it's a cultural divide thing but popcorn on...

    Maybe it's a cultural divide thing but popcorn on the cinema is not quite a tradition over here...its sold but it tends to be stuff like pick n mix, nachos, bags of sweets etc that are more popular. ...
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    Not saying people dont buy food at all, butvhis...

    Not saying people dont buy food at all, butvhis movies are not what I would call popcorn movies.

    I find that when I go to see blockbusters, comedies, superhero and generally family orientated...
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    Another more practical reason is that a 3 hour...

    Another more practical reason is that a 3 hour movie means less screenings per day, maybe 3 at most whereas with a 90 min or 2 hour movie they can get 5 screenings in.

    Less screenings less...
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    The sequel is ok, but does not have the sheer...

    The sequel is ok, but does not have the sheer power passion and power of the original.
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    More shameless namedropping...another 'local lad...

    More shameless namedropping...another 'local lad made good' story, the town I lived in was Kirkby, near Liverpool in UK, and another famous son is Stephen Graham, who currently stars opposite De...
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    Once Were Warriors is a stone cold classic, I...

    Once Were Warriors is a stone cold classic, I would unreservedly recommend it to anyone.
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    I knew the guy who played Johnny Rotten, Andrew...

    I knew the guy who played Johnny Rotten, Andrew Schofield. It was not one of his finest moments. Schofield was more of a character actor really, but he was actually a hell of a fine guitar player....
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    He is also very good in State Of Grace, one of...

    He is also very good in State Of Grace, one of the first movies I saw him doing a US accent and thought it was pretty good.

    I also liked him in Chattahoochee.

    On a side note, his directorial...
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    Didnt like Kill List, never saw Sightseers.

    Didnt like Kill List, never saw Sightseers.
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    I agree about Craig Zahler. Loved Bone Tomahawk,...

    I agree about Craig Zahler. Loved Bone Tomahawk, which has some extremely gruesome moments. Liked Cell Block 99 as well, but not seen Dragged Across Concrete yet.

    But Ben Wheatleys stuff leaves...
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    Toy Story 4 - felt that I could happily have by...

    Toy Story 4 - felt that I could happily have by passed this one, these movies were great in their day but they are just treading water now. Didnt feel any emotion or anything, just kind of meh.
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  53. Thread: Joker

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    I posted the below on the other movies forum... ...

    I posted the below on the other movies forum...

    Joker. Just watched it. Brilliant.

    Have to say watching it at BFI IMAX in London it was a very visceral, immersive experience. At times it...
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    Wouldn't mind betting they went in expecting a...

    Wouldn't mind betting they went in expecting a typical superhero movie, and spent the time wondering where Batman was...
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    Joker. Just watched it. Brilliant. Have to say...

    Joker. Just watched it. Brilliant.

    Have to say watching it at BFI IMAX in London it was a very visceral, immersive experience. At times it reminded me of the look of Kubricks The Shining, also One...
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    I agree with some of these, but i will take just...

    I agree with some of these, but i will take just one as an example for inaccuracy...

    Sutherland and Jones were NOT Pitts fellow astronauts. Not sure how you came to that conclusion.
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    Word of mouth from people who have seen it here...

    Word of mouth from people who have seen it here in UK is very positive. Critics over here generally like it, with a few obviously having their own agenda.

    For some reason some people are trying...
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    Its a better trailer than the previous one, but I...

    Its a better trailer than the previous one, but I am still not sold.

    And did I spot an inconsistency? At the end of T2 Sarah had learned to trust and work with the terminator. If this movie is...
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    I find with every Tarantino movie the first...

    I find with every Tarantino movie the first viewing always makes you a bit unsure of whether you liked it or not. They don't bowl you over on first watch. For me it takes 2 or 3 viewings and most of...
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    I think Unbreakable gets more impressive the more...

    I think Unbreakable gets more impressive the more I see it. Its wonderfully atmospheric. The most unlikely superhero movie ever. I was not that impressed with Glass. Split was decent. But as a...
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