Jump to content
Rugster

What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

Recommended Posts

All The Presidents Men (Kodi)

After reading the book I wanted to see if this stuck largely to the facts and by jingo it did. A true 70's movie in every respect - claustrophobic, gritty dialog and great chemistry between Hoffman and Redford. And big lapels.
Well worth a watch even if your interest/knowledge of Watergate and the resulting cover up is sketchy.

Going to watch Marathon Man tonight...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tongue_tied_danny    1,402
3 hours ago, pittsburgh phil said:

All The Presidents Men (Kodi)

After reading the book I wanted to see if this stuck largely to the facts and by jingo it did. A true 70's movie in every respect - claustrophobic, gritty dialog and great chemistry between Hoffman and Redford. And big lapels.
Well worth a watch even if your interest/knowledge of Watergate and the resulting cover up is sketchy.

Going to watch Marathon Man tonight...

Marathon Man is a classic. That is one of my favourite eras for movies. The Odessa File, Black Sunday, Capricorn One, The Boys From Brazil, The Parallax View etc. You cant beat a 70s political/espionage thriller.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wellinwigan    59
23 minutes ago, tongue_tied_danny said:

Marathon Man is a classic. That is one of my favourite eras for movies. The Odessa File, Black Sunday, Capricorn One, The Boys From Brazil, The Parallax View etc. You cant beat a 70s political/espionage thriller.

Is it safe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Randy Giles    2,354

Right, a wee bit more detail on this one.

IT

There's a couple of BIG negatives here. One is that they tried to cram so much stuff from the books in that they didn't need to. So some stuff didn't really get room to breathe, and Bowers' goons were just that. Goons. One dimensional as f**k, which is a shame because Patrick Hockstetter is a cracking character in the book, even if he doesn't feature much. The other big negative is the CGI at times. It looked terrible. For the most part though, I really enjoyed it. I liked the Losers' Club. Didn't mind how much they changed the character of Bev. Richie was the highlight of them for me, and a couple of his lines were tremendous. Bill Skarsgard definitely was great as Pennywise. I loved the way he spoke, even if it was a bit like Scooby Doo. There's a couple of tremendous horror scenes in it. Mike's first encounter with Pennywise is a cracker, and the slide show was brilliantly done. The big showdown at the end was a bit shit though. So the movie definitely had bad points but I got a kick out of most of it. So I'm happy.

7/10

Btw, is Derry paedo central?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
paranoid android    1,566

Was at my ma's a few days ago, and 'Shane', with Alan Ladd and Jack Pallance, was on, so had to watch it.

Was at my ma's again today or yesterday, I forget - Shane was on again, so I watched it - again - fucking brilliant. 

I mind the boy Cousins did a review of it back in that day for the BBC - just a great film. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19QOS19    2,289

Had no idea Bill Skarsgard was only 27! (Likely 26 during filming). Genuinely thought the guy playing him was well into his 40's. Very well done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Comrie    41

I Won't Come Back

Interesting character study of two orphans on the run (one from police drug charges, one from her children's shelter) attempt to take the younger orphan back to her grandmother in Kazakhstan. Works really well building the relationship and tension between the two girls as they get closer and closer to their destination while their money dwindles. Then the last twenty minutes come absolutely out of the blue. They are not expected.

 

7/10 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
spud131    78
Was at my ma's a few days ago, and 'Shane', with Alan Ladd and Jack Pallance, was on, so had to watch it.
Was at my ma's again today or yesterday, I forget - Shane was on again, so I watched it - again - fucking brilliant. 
I mind the boy Cousins did a review of it back in that day for the BBC - just a great film. 

Is your mum just watching the dvd on repeat?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shandon Par    6,459
On 9/12/2017 at 22:53, pittsburgh phil said:


Upon viewing, yes, it was safe. He obviously knew nothing. What a film though!

An old boy walks by my office now and again who is the spitting image of The White Angel. Can't help but screech "Aaargh, Die Weisse Angel ist hier" when I see him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DA Baracus    4,676

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Got this on DVD a few weeks back but had pretty much forgotten about it. Had never seen it before until last night when I stuck it on.

Very enjoyable. Pretty funny throughout but with a darkness bubbling underneath. Great cast here too, with Jack Nicholson obviously immense in the lead but Christopher Lloyd, Danny De Vito (didn't even realise it was him at first!), Brad Dourif, and Louise Fletcher all putting in great turns. Some weird looking fuckers here as well.

The darkness certainly came to the boil at the end, with Billy killing himself and Mac getting lobotomised then

Slippery P'd smothered with a pillow. The Chief was the boy though, and it was a mercy killing. Him acting like he was mute and deaf was tremendous, and the reveal had me chuckling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Drew Brees    1,726
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Got this on DVD a few weeks back but had pretty much forgotten about it. Had never seen it before until last night when I stuck it on.
Very enjoyable. Pretty funny throughout but with a darkness bubbling underneath. Great cast here too, with Jack Nicholson obviously immense in the lead but Christopher Lloyd, Danny De Vito (didn't even realise it was him at first!), Brad Dourif, and Louise Fletcher all putting in great turns. Some weird looking fuckers here as well.

The darkness certainly came to the boil at the end, with Billy killing himself and Mac getting lobotomised then
Slippery P'd smothered with a pillow. The Chief was the boy though, and it was a mercy killing. Him acting like he was mute and deaf was tremendous, and the reveal had me chuckling.

Play the game

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
accies1874    948

Get Out:
A pretty mental movie, but a pretty brilliant one too. Its main point is, of course, racism, but the way that it blends this topic with the horror genre is perfect. It makes you feel uncomfortable throughout just as the main character, Chris, feels. It makes both your mind and your heart race as the movie goes along, and you are left trying to work out what the f**k is going on. It also isn't your stereotypical redneck racists that are causing the issues, it's the ones who try so hard to pretend they're not but feel threatened nonetheless. The old middle class racist who is so used to black people being below them. My only gripe is that the ending loses the plot slightly.
It:
In my opinion, "It" is a run-of-the-mill horror movie but a very good character movie. I think it's at its worst when it tries to be a balls-out horror movie and making things go BANG, however it's excellent when it focuses on the children and their friendships. It encapsulates what being that age is like very well, which is helped by great child acting. It deals with depression and puberty in subtle and well-handled ways, and I also think that they do well in depicting the parents of children in the midst of a crisis. On the whole, they are stern and over-protective but it is all borne out of worry of losing the kid they love. This could have been a wonderful movie if they strayed from the generic horror shit, but hey, gotta make money somehow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Got this on DVD a few weeks back but had pretty much forgotten about it. Had never seen it before until last night when I stuck it on.
Very enjoyable. Pretty funny throughout but with a darkness bubbling underneath. Great cast here too, with Jack Nicholson obviously immense in the lead but Christopher Lloyd, Danny De Vito (didn't even realise it was him at first!), Brad Dourif, and Louise Fletcher all putting in great turns. Some weird looking fuckers here as well.

The darkness certainly came to the boil at the end, with Billy killing himself and Mac getting lobotomised then
Slippery P'd smothered with a pillow. The Chief was the boy though, and it was a mercy killing. Him acting like he was mute and deaf was tremendous, and the reveal had me chuckling.

Ah well no point in watching that film with that load of spoilers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
accies1874    948

It's been like that for ages now. Not sure whether to bemoan those who still don't know or Div for not fixing it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Randy Giles    2,354
27 minutes ago, accies1874 said:

It's been like that for ages now. Not sure whether to bemoan those who still don't know or Div for not fixing it.

That's why I haven't really had a go over it. Although the two people who quoted it need a slap. And really should still be getting edited.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×