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Old 30-12-2020, 13:33   #2341
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Started watching Mortal Engines as it had been on my pile for ages and it wasn't a great film (more a dystopian future of Brexit). Unsurprisingly, no sequels are planned.
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Old 30-12-2020, 18:48   #2342
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Old 30-12-2020, 22:12   #2343
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Started watching Mortal Engines as it had been on my pile for ages and it wasn't a great film (more a dystopian future of Brexit). Unsurprisingly, no sequels are planned.
I will admit, despite not being great, I did enjoy it as a 1 off simply for the sake of it being a What the hell I've never seen that before which is pretty rare these days.
The sheer scale of the tank tracks in the ground made me smile in a good way
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I watched Midnight Sky yesterday and I have to say I’m not entirely sure what I watched. I get the idea of the story from the two perspectives, but I found myself utterly disinterested in both if that’s possible. The Clooney tale had mild peril at best, whilst I’m not sure why we were following the returning space crew either as there was no sense of resolution to anything.

It clearly had a decent budget but ended up looking like an “off the shelf” streaming sci-fi movie if that makes sense.

We also watched Soul which I absolutely loved.

Its also a James Bond marathon and we’re up to Dalton now. Its interesting seeing them all in 4K for the first time. They look damn fine and the changing colour pallets & styles through the decades is fascinating. I enjoyed some of the more corny Roger Moore ones much more than I remember too. Simpler times when it comes to the gadgets which is funny now when you see the phones and smartwatches we all take for granted.
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Old 31-12-2020, 17:35   #2345
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Indeed. Midnight Sky, as I said, felt like it should have been perhaps 20 mins within an actual movie. It was not really a full film in itself.
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Old 31-12-2020, 17:54   #2346
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The Christmas setup was a Xmas rom com with 2 cute male leads which I enjoyed.

Cheesy as heck but that’s what we want in this sort of thing.


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Old 31-12-2020, 20:28   #2347
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Midnight Sky - interesting concept but just bored the arse off me

Wonder Woman 84 - total garbage. Such a waste of 200 million bucks

Tremors - not seen it in years. Brilliantly entertaining.
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Indeed. Midnight Sky, as I said, felt like it should have been perhaps 20 mins within an actual movie. It was not really a full film in itself.
This is what happens when you constantly need to feed the beast that is streaming.
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Ok, so last 3 movies:

Soul - Already remarked on that = was ok as a single watch, but not enough to want to ever watch again.
ToyStory 4 - Exactly as expected and with Visual quality and story that was happily expected from a ToyStory so very happy with that.
Frozen II - Just watched tonight. Ok I guess, just wished they didn't need to break into song after every few mins of story (I know it's a musical) Never watch it again, but as I saw Frozen 1 and have paid for Disney+ I felt I should at least get it over with
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Old 03-01-2021, 13:02   #2350
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an midnight sky
Very dull film with decent cast, typical netflix film, the budget is there but the script and plot is meh
That’s being very generous, one of the most boring films ever.

I watched Dunkirk last night. Wish I’d seen it in the cinema. Good film
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Old 03-01-2021, 15:03   #2351
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Terminator: Dark Fate
Despite initial misgivings, I thought it was very entertaining. Good cast, lots of call-backs to the first two films.
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Official Secrets on Amazon Prime.
Very interesting drama/documentary on the GCHQ leak about the lies used to justify the second Iraqi war. Good cast, well acted, gripping stuff.
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Terminator: Dark Fate
Despite initial misgivings, I thought it was very entertaining. Good cast, lots of call-backs to the first two films.
The main problem is that it does nothing to further the story along, so technically serves no purpose and was another box office flop so could (and should) be the end of the franchise in terms of theatrical films.
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Old 03-01-2021, 17:33   #2354
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True, The Sarah Connor Chronicles really did it better.
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Also with dark fate, it was so lazy how another "skynet" comes along, wouldn't legion terminators be different. The fact is Sarah Connor Chronicles managed to expanded on the story and not just rehash the same story again and again
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Honeyland (2019) - Expectations were high thanks to Oscar noms and Sundance wins, and it didn't disappoint. A documentary about rural life in Macedonia ... that's it! But it manages to be enthralling, heart-felt, uncomfortably intimate. Oh, and there are bees ... lots and lots of bees! Recommended, 9/10

Even the Rain (2010) [También la lluvia] - interesting history/culture/politics. Earnest film crew gets caught up in local politics (Bolivia in 2000) that parallel their film set 500 years ealier. Almost 3 films-in-one, realistic, well-acted, a little formulaic towards the end. Worthy for film-students, 7/10

Still Alice (2013) - a deserved Oscar win for Julianne Moore, and the film plays out like her acting showreel. Sadly there's not much else to commend it, as it's styled like a TV-movie, and we really needed another 30 minutes to flesh out the other characters who barely get a look in. Manages to be moving, without being overly-sentimental. Extra point for educating about dementia, 7/10 [*]

[*] As an aside: I do wish that films gave better indicators of the passing of time ... or maybe it's me, missing the subtle seasonal cues!
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Might check Honeyland out, looks interesting from the trailer.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - 5/10

Tenet - 6/10

Breaking Glass - Reminded me of my years in London helping to get a band signed. 8/10

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5/10 is being kind...
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5/10 is being kind...
It was average at best but watchable.
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