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Finally watched Bohemian Rhapsody.  Fail to see what the fuss is all about, yes, the actor did look like Freddie Mercury but so what? My main criticism is that it just invented things as it went along, especially on the day of Live Aid. Pretending he had AIDS at this point is just wrong. Average film. Bad history. 3/10
Other than the Billy Bob teeth,I didn't think he looked anything like Freddie. Came across as more like a young Jagger, if anything. Mercury was a pretty substantial unit, until he got ill obviously. The actors playing May and Taylor were much more convincing, imho.
Still an enjoyable movie, despite some timeline issues - it's not supposed to be a documentary, after all.

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3 hours ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

You'll be telling me next that William Wallace didn't really shag the Queen of England. 

He didn't, she wasn't Queen yet when he shagged her. You really should be more accurate with your historical inaccuracy.

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4 hours ago, LeeVanTeeth said:

Finally watched Bohemian Rhapsody.  Fail to see what the fuss is all about, yes, the actor did look like Freddie Mercury but so what? My main criticism is that it just invented things as it went along, especially on the day of Live Aid. Pretending he had AIDS at this point is just wrong. Average film. Bad history. 3/10

You do realise it isn’t a documentary, right? They did state that they knew some facts weren’t right and the timeline was out, like Freddie having a tache when WWRY was written? He found out he had AIDS in 1987, two years after Live Aid so they had to fit it in somewhere.

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34 minutes ago, Mark Connolly said:

He didn't, she wasn't Queen yet when he shagged her. You really should be more accurate with your historical inaccuracy.

Now I feel silly. 

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Apparently they are doing a sequel... http://deadline.com/2018/02/angus-macfadyen-robert-the-bruce-cast-1202283227/

I might sell them the story of how Robert the Bruce was feeling like he was about to give up then he noticed a spider. And the spider bit him. And he developed superpowers and defeated the English. 

I should probably have mentioned that the spider was radioactive. 

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Apparently they are doing a sequel... http://deadline.com/2018/02/angus-macfadyen-robert-the-bruce-cast-1202283227/
I might sell them the story of how Robert the Bruce was feeling like he was about to give up then he noticed a spider. And the spider bit him. And he developed superpowers and defeated the English. 
I should probably have mentioned that the spider was radioactive. 
Still better than Outlaw King IMO.

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23 hours ago, Principal Flutie said:

The Perfect Storm

Absolute. Fucking. Abomination. We don't take long to get to an incredibly annoying kid, and some of the worst type of cliche scenes you'll ever see. The worst of which is Ashley Judd running down a pier waving to a ship. 2D stereotypical characters, and almost every interaction is basically some sort of generic shit. There's some great visuals as far as the storm goes, and some great "so bad it's good" scenes are scattered about this mess, but there's not enough of these things, and ultimately, this is a fucking shitshow.

2/10

Saw that when it came out and it's not a film that's stuck in my head but I don't remember Ashley Judd in it. Is my mind playing tricks?

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4 hours ago, accies1874 said:
4 hours ago, Bully Wee Villa said:
Apparently they are doing a sequel... http://deadline.com/2018/02/angus-macfadyen-robert-the-bruce-cast-1202283227/
I might sell them the story of how Robert the Bruce was feeling like he was about to give up then he noticed a spider. And the spider bit him. And he developed superpowers and defeated the English. 
I should probably have mentioned that the spider was radioactive. 

Still better than Outlaw King IMO.

I've seen that's on Netflix but haven't got around to it. Should I not bother, then? 

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I've seen that's on Netflix but haven't got around to it. Should I not bother, then? 
I didn't like it. The action was horrendously done: no weight, horribly edited, and the camera took up weird angles that gave you no idea what was going on/who was involved.
There was also a real lack of engagement in anything due to them going for a 'figurehead who inspires' story, leaving RTB wildly underdeveloped but still having him at the forefront.

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John Wick
Somehow missed this but it's quite decent. Stylish and doesn't take itself too seriously.
Also Miss Perkins

i avoided this film for a long time durle to skys synopsis that basically said "a man seeks revenge after his dog is killed". sounded pish but watched it on a friends recommendation and really enjoyed it once it got going.
Last Action Hero(TCM)
One of the worst Arnie films ,I can see what the thinking was ,to parody the very thing arnie was famous for, but it's a mess,none of it comes together and having a kid as a main character turns it into a kids film. 
In fairness there is an idea for a movie in there and you could argue it's the kind of flim that could be up for a remake. 2/10
awful film. agreed theres a great idea for a film there but was probably made at the wrong time. unfortunately it was full of that cheese that plagued most early 90s films.
Chain Reaction. 2/10

Heap of utter guff despite the star quality.
i enjoyed chain reaction. got it on DVD and have watched it many times

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10 hours ago, paul-r-cfc said:

The Robert Bruce story is gonna end up like Spiderman with about 5 different portrayals. Can't wait for Toby Maguire's turn

Looking forward to emo Robert The Bruce dancing around medieval Scotland and flicking his hair at folk.

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If Beale Street Could Talk (2019):
Very colourful, great score, great performances. I just felt that there was something missing, something I couldn't get into. This could be rectified with a re-watch (there were a few greats from last year that wasn't big on).

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Phone battery gave out on a flight and had read all my books so watched this. Much better than expected. I've no interest in Queen or their music (though I liked their stuff on the Iron Eagle and Highlander soundtracks when I was a kid). Could have done with shorter scenes of the actual music but thought May, Freddie & co were a decent watch.

Like the recent Bros documentary it can be good to just chuck yourself into a film about a band you really have no interest in. Being invested in a music film can really skew your enjoyment of it for good or bad. I loved NWA as a kid and thought the film Straight Outta Compton was pretty shite, If you want an interesting programme about that period then BBC 4 is currently showing The Defiant Ones - infinitely better and wilder as it's the truth, rather than a sanitized ego trip. 

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Again, on a plane. I'm a big Richard E Grant fan but not sure what here merits an Oscar nomination. 

Melissa McCarthy is a pretty manky, down on her luck writer. Gets into forgeries to make ends meet. Teams up with Richard E Grant. Falls out with him. Not much else happens. McCarthy is very good but E Grant didn't do a huge amount. Chuffed for him to get the recognition though. Something that happens to his character late in the film is probably Oscar bait, showing that they care about "big issues". 

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(44-45)

How To Train Your Dragon 5/10

Fine, absolutely fine for what it was. Looked brilliant. Did cry a bit at the end which was much better than the rest of the film. (Netflix) 

How I Felt When I Saw That Girl 9/10

If you told me when I was 17 that one day I’d go to the cinema and watch a Bollywood rom-com pseudo-farce tangentially about the lesbian experience in India, and absolutely love it, I would have kicked you in the balls and punched you in the throat. But here I am. I was in tears at the end, it was just so lovely, funny, daft, deft, serious and pretty. I doubt anyone else will see it but I’d be fascinated to see what other think. (cinema)

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Free Solo

Alex Honnold attempts to climb the 3,200 foot El Capitan Wall in Yosemite National Park without ropes or safety gear in this National Geographic documentary. Most of the film is his story and the build up to the attempt before the last 20 minutes which is the climb itself. He comes across as quite a complex character and his girlfriend is a pain in the ass who has to analyse everything and obviously wants to change him. The camera work during the climb is breathtaking and I was glad it didn't last longer. Even the camera guys on the ground found it hard to watch......8/10. 

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