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  • Euro Vision - Will Ferrell

    Itโ€™s shit but not absolute shit. Itโ€™s a good family movie and there are some laughs to be had. Ferrell is still capable of some very funny stuff but itโ€™s just too little these days. Rachel McAdams has got some killer legs.

    3 Bearded transvestite songstresses out of 5 closeted Russian baritones



  • @raznomore said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    3 Bearded transvestite songstresses out of 5 closeted Russian baritones

    Annnnd just like that I'm interested. That's how you do it folks.



  • @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Couples Retreat

    Great cast. Excellent script. Hilarious movie about four couples on a week long relationship retreat.

    Four fights out of four couples.

    I wouldn't have picked you for this one. I'm a fan of it, I generally like VV (though I hated Swingers).

    Duuuuude. Really?



  • @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Couples Retreat

    Great cast. Excellent script. Hilarious movie about four couples on a week long relationship retreat.

    Four fights out of four couples.

    I wouldn't have picked you for this one. I'm a fan of it, I generally like VV (though I hated Swingers).

    I like you mate, but you killed me a little with that comment



  • Swingers is so fucking money



  • @mariner4life said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Swingers is so fucking money

    Soooooo many beautiful babies



  • Pink dot guy

    And one of the most cringe inducing scenes ever



  • That answering machine scene is brilliant and awful at the same time. Love that movie.



  • @mariner4life said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Couples Retreat

    Great cast. Excellent script. Hilarious movie about four couples on a week long relationship retreat.

    Four fights out of four couples.

    I wouldn't have picked you for this one. I'm a fan of it, I generally like VV (though I hated Swingers).

    Duuuuude. Really?

    I really hated it. Just found the characters such dislikeable douchebags. Cringeworthy in a bad way

    Gimme Dodgeball or Old School or Wedding Crashers any day



  • @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Couples Retreat

    Great cast. Excellent script. Hilarious movie about four couples on a week long relationship retreat.

    Four fights out of four couples.

    I wouldn't have picked you for this one. I'm a fan of it, I generally like VV (though I hated Swingers).

    I like you mate, but you killed me a little with that comment

    Sorry! No one is perfect eh? ๐Ÿ˜



  • @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Couples Retreat

    Great cast. Excellent script. Hilarious movie about four couples on a week long relationship retreat.

    Four fights out of four couples.

    I wouldn't have picked you for this one. I'm a fan of it, I generally like VV (though I hated Swingers).

    I like you mate, but you killed me a little with that comment

    Sorry! No one is perfect eh? ๐Ÿ˜

    Speak for yourself



  • @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @mariner4life said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Couples Retreat

    Great cast. Excellent script. Hilarious movie about four couples on a week long relationship retreat.

    Four fights out of four couples.

    I wouldn't have picked you for this one. I'm a fan of it, I generally like VV (though I hated Swingers).

    Duuuuude. Really?

    I really hated it. Just found the characters such dislikeable douchebags. Cringeworthy in a bad way

    Gimme Dodgeball or Old School or Wedding Crashers any day

    Yeah I have to say I rewatched it a few years back and found it a bit poo.



  • @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @mariner4life said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Couples Retreat

    Great cast. Excellent script. Hilarious movie about four couples on a week long relationship retreat.

    Four fights out of four couples.

    I wouldn't have picked you for this one. I'm a fan of it, I generally like VV (though I hated Swingers).

    Duuuuude. Really?

    I really hated it. Just found the characters such dislikeable douchebags. Cringeworthy in a bad way

    Gimme Dodgeball or Old School or Wedding Crashers any day

    Old school is terrific. Another to add to Ferralls hall of fame to be honest. When he's on he's brilliant.



  • Da 5 Bloods

    Certainly not without its flaws but I enjoyed it overall. Certainly considerably more than the Black Klansman. The banter between the main characters seemed extremely natural and you did feel for them and what they went through. I enjoyed the poor mans SLJ, Delroy Lindo, and his characters descent too. Subsequent viewings may change my mind but at the moment itโ€™s a solid

    3.5 soul brothers out of 5 GIs



  • Mad Max 2 - Road Warrior

    I enjoyed it, sure it's old, but probably assisted by not alot of SXF.

    4 crazy kids out of 5 post-apocolyptic freaks



  • The Current War

    Story of the battle for supremacy in the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) over which of AC/DC would become the standard form of transmission and literally light up America.

    It's a very dark movie. Not its mood. The Director has a two hour long metaphor for how monumental and magnificent this new fangled electricity is going to be based on shooting almost every seen in near darkness. Even exterior shots are bleak and overcast.

    Yes - it's that sort of movie. The major issue I had was I don't really care about any of the characters. Nikola Tesla has a supporting part but is wasted. Edison comes across as a knob, but the number of damns I give is zero.

    Not a bad movie. I did learn why we have bayonet light bulbs (Edison is a knob) and it was nice to go to the cinema but very much a film with a flat battery for me.

    3 Reeftons / 5 Clevelands



  • @dogmeat I kind of liked it. If you throw science, history and some "interesting" personalities in. Just my thing really. Can understand why it might not be popular though.

    It was a shame they didn't have more of Tesla but it was really about the currents.

    Science wise we ended up with the correct result as a grid (at the time - I won't start on micro generation versing macro). The yanks f'd it up with voltage but again, at the time. End result has actually been that they were both correct I think. All airliners have both, they just serve different purposes, and DC is safer than AC in some regard. The movie displayed that I think.

    4 ACs out of 5DCs on a Back in Black scale (which you didn't seem to like as a film style).



  • @Snowy said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    4 ACs out of 5DCs on a Back in Black scale (which you didn't seem to like as a film style).

    Well done!



  • @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Mad Max 2 - Road Warrior

    I enjoyed it, sure it's old, but probably assisted by not alot of SXF.

    4 crazy kids out of 5 post-apocolyptic freaks

    By far the best of Mels trilogy if I remember rightly. Give me dangerous old school stunts over CGI any day of the week.



  • @Rembrandt said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Saw King of Staten Island tonight. Absolutely loved it. Angry Bill Burr is excellent, definitely my sort of humour. When you work out the main actors name and who the film is dedicated to it certainly gets a bit dusty watching.

    I enjoyed this as well. I think what I'd add to this is it's not really a comedy (in the Knocked Up type sense) and is more a comedy drama. Bill Burr was like his stand up, started off all angry and shouty and then as it wore on he softened. The mo was freaking terrible though. Walked the fine line of making the actually pretty unlikeable lead likeable most of the time.
    4 guys living at the firehouse out of 5 of the ugliest Obama tattoos.

    Also watched The Kitchen which is about three women who kind of become gangsters when their gangster husbands go to jail. Wasn't great but was watchable. I was wondering whether it was a true story but it turns out it is based on a graphic novel (or series).
    3 Irish gangster cliches out 5 female Departeds.



  • It Chapter 2

    Really enjoyed the 2017 version of one of my favourite books, but this sequel is a stinker. Contrived, formulaic and just plain bad. The CGI was poor and more Tim Burton than scary.

    It was so bad the whole thing seemed like a comedy at times.

    1/5



  • Gemini Man

    This was on Sky movies tonight so I thought I would take a punt. The good news was that Ang Lee movies will always have plenty of amazing stunts, and I like Will Smith in these roles. The bad news was that David Benioff was one of the writers. Seeing a CGI de-aged Will Smith was a little disconcerting though. It was like an 1980s action movie where the story doesn't matter and you can just enjoy the action. Even Clive Owen didn't ruin the movie for me.

    3 Juniors out of 5 AMFs.



  • @Victor-Meldrew said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    It Chapter 2

    Really enjoyed the 2017 version of one of my favourite books, but this sequel is a stinker. Contrived, formulaic and just plain bad. The CGI was poor and more Tim Burton than scary.

    It was so bad the whole thing seemed like a comedy at times.

    1/5

    Yeah, agree! I watched them back to back on a plane. Enjoyed the first, hated the second.



  • The Mountains Between Us

    Idris Elba and Kate Winslet in a plane crash in the mountains and you can probably work out the rest.

    Not bad, but not great, and honestly ... not really memorable for any real reasons either.

    2.5 Stringer Bells out of 5 Rose's.



  • @Bovidae said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Gemini Man

    This was on Sky movies tonight so I thought I would take a punt. The good news was that Ang Lee movies will always have plenty of amazing stunts, and I like Will Smith in these roles. The bad news was that David Benioff was one of the writers. Seeing a CGI de-aged Will Smith was a little disconcerting though. It was like an 1980s action movie where the story doesn't matter and you can just enjoy the action. Even Clive Owen didn't ruin the movie for me.

    3 Juniors out of 5 AMFs.

    It was fine, CGI held up until the final scene outside where it looked super weird.

    Either the lighting effected it all they ran out of cash.

    I watched the whole thing, but the son was bored and bailed.



  • @Kirwan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    It was fine, CGI held up until the final scene outside where it looked super weird.

    Agree about that scene but the dialogue didn't always match up with the movement of the lips at other times.



  • @Bovidae said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Gemini Man

    This was on Sky movies tonight so I thought I would take a punt. The good news was that Ang Lee movies will always have plenty of amazing stunts, and I like Will Smith in these roles. The bad news was that David Benioff was one of the writers. Seeing a CGI de-aged Will Smith was a little disconcerting though. It was like an 1980s action movie where the story doesn't matter and you can just enjoy the action. Even Clive Owen didn't ruin the movie for me.

    3 Juniors out of 5 AMFs.

    I haven't watched this yet, assumed I would get round to it at some stage, although you've probably put the final nail in the wont watch it box. ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @Nepia That comment was for you. ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @Bovidae said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia That comment was for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    You just cost the producers $6.99 ...



  • @MajorRage said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Victor-Meldrew said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    It Chapter 2

    Really enjoyed the 2017 version of one of my favourite books, but this sequel is a stinker. Contrived, formulaic and just plain bad. The CGI was poor and more Tim Burton than scary.

    It was so bad the whole thing seemed like a comedy at times.

    1/5

    Yeah, agree! I watched them back to back on a plane. Enjoyed the first, hated the second.

    To be fair in the book the first โ€˜partโ€™ when they are kids is by far the better then when they are adults.
    But yeah they made a mess of it with the movie



  • @Nepia said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Bovidae said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Nepia That comment was for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    You just cost the producers $6.99 ...

    Jerry can afford it! ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @MajorRage said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    The Mountains Between Us

    Idris Elba and Kate Winslet in a plane crash in the mountains and you can probably work out the rest.

    Not bad, but not great, and honestly ... not really memorable for any real reasons either.

    2.5 Stringer Bells out of 5 Rose's.

    Generous



  • Black Hawk Down

    Solid cast, showing the story of a monumental fuck up by the US.

    TBH, I didnt think alot of this film the first time I watched it, but have watched it several more times now and I do really like it.

    4 we'll be back in a couple of hours out of 5 medics!!



  • @taniwharugby read the book too, pretty good.



  • @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Black Hawk Down

    Solid cast, showing the story of a monumental fuck up by the US.

    TBH, I didnt think alot of this film the first time I watched it, but have watched it several more times now and I do really like it.

    4 we'll be back in a couple of hours out of 5 medics!!

    It's a great film. It does a great job of creating tension, you are on the edge of your seat from the minute they go into the hot zone until the end



  • @Machpants said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby read the book too, pretty good.

    It's pretty close to the book for a dramatised version too.

    @canefan said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Black Hawk Down

    Solid cast, showing the story of a monumental fuck up by the US.

    TBH, I didnt think alot of this film the first time I watched it, but have watched it several more times now and I do really like it.

    4 we'll be back in a couple of hours out of 5 medics!!

    It's a great film. It does a great job of creating tension, you are on the edge of your seat from the minute they go into the hot zone until the end

    Agreed, and then there's scenes like when the two Delta guys ask to get dropped down even though they know they're pretty much toast if they do.

    That solid cast was crazy too: Eric Bana, Ewen McGregor, the goofy dad from Modern Family playing a Delta guy, the Kingslayer as a Delta guy, Orlando Bloom, Spud from Trainspotting, Tom Hardy in a bit part, Tom Sizemore, Jason Isaacs, Sam Shephard, Ari from Entourage, Josh Hartnett was the lead (whatever happened to that guy?), and some other familiar character actor faces.



  • Watching Empire Strikes Back again with Masters 8 + 12. Simply outstanding, a remarkable film. Great work, while EpIV always has a place in my heart, this one competes.

    Five at/at walkers our of five star tauntaun.



  • @nzzp said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Watching Empire Strikes Back again with Masters 8 + 12. Simply outstanding, a remarkable film. Great work, while EpIV always has a place in my heart, this one competes.

    Five at/at walkers our of five star tauntaun.

    Watching Star Wars with the kids is one of lifeโ€™s great pleasures



  • @taniwharugby deadset Black Hawk Down is 5 dead ethics out of 5 dead ethics.

    It's fucking perfect



  • @mariner4life said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @taniwharugby deadset Black Hawk Down is 5 dead ethics out of 5 dead ethics.

    It's fucking perfect

    Ethics? Or ethnics?


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