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Old 26-07-2020, 18:38   #2301
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You only live twice!
1967 bond and blimey to the sexism and not quite racism but something not pc!
And still one of the best ones!
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Old 26-07-2020, 20:23   #2302
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And still one of the best ones!
1. From Russia With Love
2. Goldfinger
3. You Only Live Twice (One of the best themes in the series, and that fight scene on the Docks was something I had not seen in a movie before, when the camera pulls back and you see the whole roof with bad guys coming out left and right. John Barry's music fights that scene like a glove)
4. Never Say Never Again (Not official Bond)
5. Thunderball
6. Dr. No
7. Diamonds Are Forever (The over the top campness did not fit with Connery's Bond, not sure it would have fit Moore's bond either)
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Old 26-07-2020, 21:03   #2303
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You Only Live Twice (One of the best themes in the series, and that fight scene on the Docks was something I had not seen in a movie before, when the camera pulls back and you see the whole roof with bad guys coming out left and right. John Barry's music fights that scene like a glove)
For me YOLT is by some distance the best Bond film. Great storyline and visuals, topped by 'Little Nelly', still may all time favourite Bond gadget. No CGI stuff.
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Old 27-07-2020, 07:42   #2304
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At least he died on the job!

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Old 28-07-2020, 13:05   #2305
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The Edge: Amazon Prime HD. I had seen this film a couple of times before and rather surprisingly, it has grown on me. Unusual combination of survivalist and love triangle film with some great cinematography. Baldwin is excellent and despite frequent hamming, Hopkins is good too. Certainly watchable and interesting. 7.5/10

The Other Son: Cohen Collection BD. A French film set in contemporary Israel about 2 baby boys, one Jewish and the other Moslem, accidentally switched at birth and the issue not discovered till both are 18 years old. It is all about how the two families, both moderate, and the boys themselves handle the situation. Excellently made and well acted by all concerned, the turbulent atmosphere in a ideologically divided set-up makes fascinating viewing. The ending dialogue is superb and captures the spirit of the entire film. 9/10

Like Father, Like Son: Arrow Academy BD. Similarly themed but vastly different in set-up to The Other Son, this is from Japanese director Kore-Eda. Beautifully photographed, well acted and directed, it captures the conflicting emotions of the two families - one upper crust and the other working class - very well. While more poetic, this one lacks the harsh 'bigger picture' of the other film and so overall perhaps slightly less thought provoking. 8.5/10

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Old 29-07-2020, 09:07   #2306
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The famous story about The Edge is that Baldwin turned up one day with the beard and refused to get rid off it.
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Old 29-07-2020, 14:41   #2307
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The famous story about The Edge is that Baldwin turned up one day with the beard and refused to get rid off it.
That's probably the reason that they had to kill him off.
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:19   #2308
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The invisible man (2020 one)

A different take on the film and Elisabeth moss is really good in the role and saves the film. A lot of the time, the film is bit unnerving. You never know with blumhouse horror films, they are either **** , ok to good. Also shocking the amount of money this film made against its budget. The man bad guy is a bit 1 dimensional, it would of been better if


Some major plot holes like the


Also some garbage film reviewers tried to turn the film into "feminist , man are ****, toxic men!!!", No, its really not- its just one person who is controlling, woman can be like that in a relationship, despite what these men" think.

2.5/5
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Jojo Rabbit (2019) - as recommended by fellow forumites, but sorry, this didn't work for me! Very original for sure, and great cinematography, but it feels like a 30 minute comedy stretched out too far. Just not as funny or clever as it thinks it is and some dodgy acting by the kids, although you do get drawn-in towards the end. A generous 6/10 for originality.
Only afterwards did I realise it's by the What We Do in the Shadows (2014) guy, which I also didn't like much, and could level similar criticisms at.

Roma (2018) - I'm an admirer of Alfonso Cuarón (love Y tu mamá también, but Children of Men is meh) and this gets amazing reviews from the critics, but ... despite the lush B&W cinematography and the interesting family dynamics, just not enough happens to hold your attention. And one of the main things that does happen is so obvious that I actually hoped it wouldn't ... A bad case of the emperor's new clothes. 5/10

The Red Pill (2016) - OK, I'm a sucker for punishment, but this promised so much: "Following the 'Men's Rights Movement' to explore gender wars & equality". ... but delivered so little. For starters, it's way too long a repetitive, and despite the interesting subject matter and 'personal journey' approach, there's little genuine curiosity or passion. Louis Theroux would have knocked this out of the park. 5/10
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Old 15-08-2020, 19:11   #2310
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I hated What We Do In The Shadows, but loved Jojo Rabbit. Go figure.
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I hated What We Do In The Shadows, but loved Jojo Rabbit. Go figure.
Same here!
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Old 15-08-2020, 19:53   #2312
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I hated What We Do In The Shadows, but loved Jojo Rabbit. Go figure.
I enjoyed both really much, and enjoyed WWDITS tv series better than the film too.
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Old 15-08-2020, 19:56   #2313
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Neither are as good as Hunt For The Wilderpeople though
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Old 15-08-2020, 20:40   #2314
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Neither are as good as Hunt For The Wilderpeople though
Ooh that looks interesting, also I look like Sam Neill (as many people have said over the years) will give it a go
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I thought that was only alright. Sits in the middle of the three for me.
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Rewatched Shooter (2007)

Very enjoyable sniper movie. Markie Mark is great. Makes you think that assassinating the current President of the USA can't be that hard! Cool supporting cast in Kate Mara (nice norks) and Michael Pena.

8/10
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All Star Superman Prime - A sad Superman story, this one. Animation is again another style, not sure I like it comapred to the Superman from Justice League War or Batman Superman Public Enemies but it gets the job done. New name voicing superman which is also a shame seeing as its sort of an end would have liked Tim Daly or George Newbern to return. Its still a worthy watch you don't need to have seen any of the others to know what is going on.

3.5/5

Wonder Woman Prime - First animated adventure and its well animated and zips along at a better pace than the Film Version

4/5
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The Hunt

You think its going to be Hard target or Hunger games rip off but its not exactly that. its a film that actually subvert expectations in the right way (and not when some makes a mess on screen. Betty Gilpin is excellent in the role and its quite bloody for a recent action film

9/10
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+1 vote for The Hunt and Mean Betty. Meanwhile...

Fanny Lye Deliver’d. Maxine Peake heads a small and decent cast getting up to no good on a remote farm in 17th Century Puritan England. According to most of the reviews on Amazon I’m wrong about this, because I didn’t think it was a slow, turgid bore with crap music at all. Okay, I’ll give them slow, but that’s never been a bad thing. As for the music, I thought the score was quite impressive, leaping into a ‘track of the year’ shortlist with the end-credit ditty, a spine-tingling rendition of Beethoven’s Die Hard Symphony, on period instruments and with the genius addition of shouting. It’s the kind of film that’s seen by 10 people and hated by half of them, which is a pity – it might not be a masterpiece but if you're in the mood for a slow-burning, home-invasion period thriller with overtones of Witchfinder General (always a good thing) you could do worse, in my opinion, than cast your eye over Maxine Peake’s Fanny.

Paddington 2. Better than the first one, which I enjoyed up to a point but which just devolved into shouty hysterics. This is, quite simply, one of the most enjoyable fillums of the last 3 years – great script, great cast (all of whom you’ll recognise), looks gorgeous, and has more humour in the end credits than most mainstream comedies have in their entire running time. And I know from experience that it stands up to repeated viewings. Just saying that has made me want to watch it again.

Oldboy. The demented head-**** that made the world realise that South Korea had a film industry. Before this (and I write as someone who had, at the time, huge stacks of DVDs from Hong Kong and Japan and thought he knew all about oriental cinema) virtually nothing made it out of there; before it I owned only one Korean DVD, which I’d stumbled upon by accident at DDDHouse. After several viewings I'm still picking up little things. Lovely stuff (as Shakin' Stevens might have said), but you wouldn’t want to be that octopus.
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Interesting take on Paddington - after watching them both back-to-back, I actually prefer #1. But they're both great!
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