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Sound Of Metal

Riz Khan plays a rock drummer touring the US with his girlfriend who loses most of his hearing through exposure to the volume level over time. Ends up in a deaf community rehab type place while waiting to raise cash for implants. Great preformance from Khan as usual along with the supporting cast.........7/10.

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The Delta Force

Mid 80s video rental shop classic starring Lee Marvin and Chuck Norris as a pair of US special forces troops who kick f**k out of some terrorists.

Ridiculous but entertaining, as Cannon Group productions always were.

8/10

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Crimes Of Passion.

A crazily horny Ken Russell movie from 1984 with Kathleen Turner as a wild prostitute being surveilled by a bored suburban private detective with marriage problems and stalked by an insane priest played by Anthony Perkins.

The movie is basically like the 5 minute porno scene in Body Double extended to 100 minutes. Kathleen Turner was also in Romancing The Stone in 1984 which was a huge box office hit but didn't feature her anally raping a LAPD officer.

I need to watch more Ken Russell movies. 

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Kong v Godzilla.
A complete pile of shite. I turned it off when the wee lassie started signing with the gorilla.
I didn't even last that long. Utterly pish

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On 08/04/2021 at 10:26, Detournement said:

Crimes Of Passion.

A crazily horny Ken Russell movie from 1984 with Kathleen Turner as a wild prostitute being surveilled by a bored suburban private detective with marriage problems and stalked by an insane priest played by Anthony Perkins.

The movie is basically like the 5 minute porno scene in Body Double extended to 100 minutes. Kathleen Turner was also in Romancing The Stone in 1984 which was a huge box office hit but didn't feature her anally raping a LAPD officer.

I need to watch more Ken Russell movies. 

Ken Russell was one of the thirstiest directors I've ever been exposed to, and that includes porn, where I get the impression that they get any sense of sexual desire beaten out of them pretty quickly. Needless to say, I'm a big fan.

Altered States and The Devils are all-time classic films. I'd recommend not bothering with Whore, but there's a whole smorgasbord of deviant, wildly excessive, absolute batshit insanity that he made in-between.

As a fan of Amanda Donohoe on LA Law, it was a delight to discover her work with the crazy old letch  :lol:

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Godzilla v Kong (torrent) - the best film you'll see this year in which a giant monkey delivers an absolute haymaker to the fizzog of an enormous lizard.

Sorry folks, but I really liked this. The four films in this series all have a different feel, and this one is a ripsnorting action-adventure to another world that refreshingly does exactly what it says on the tin. I wish I didn't know what the surprise was before going in, but it makes for a lovely finale, and the whole thing looks absolutely stunning - I especially appreciated that the combatants still move a bit like a couple of lads in rubber suits, while benefiting from modern CG.

There are a lot of macguffins, characters magically knowing everything that's going on as soon as they walk into a room, and other incredible stretches of credulity, but I was happy to go along with it because it was just generally good times in funsville, and I'll definitely be catching it again when the cinemas reopen. A series of movies that don't achieve greatness, but are perfectly happy to set up camp in the 'Good' section. See the original or Shin Godzilla if you need more from your angry monsters.

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Stand By Me

I just caught this on one of the freeview channels. Last time I watched it was at least 30 years ago.

A gang of 12 year olds go looking for the corpse of a missing kid in this Stephen King adaptation.

Very good.

9/10

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Hot Fuzz (Netflix) - second film in Edgar Wright's Cornetto trilogy. Simon Pegg's supercop is sent to a small village as punishment for solving all the crimes in London and making the rest of the Met look bad.

This was fucking great and, as a Shaun of the Dead fan, I'm kicking myself for not watching it until now. I guess it always looked like a spoof of the triggerhappy Eighties Hollywood action movie, with the joke being that it's set in a quaint English hamlet, but that's just a small (and the weakest) part of it. Just an absolute joy, with an incredible cast; Simon Pegg could be a quality straight actor if he fancied it.

Personal highlights were Olivia Colman being absolute filth, and one character who responded to anything involving body parts with "Ha! Tits/Cock/whatever", which my son was horrified by me pointing out is him down to a fucking tee  :lol:

The Shallows (cooncil telly) - surfin' Blake Lively is trapped by a big nasty shark near a remote Mexican beach.

Fairly standard entry into the survival genre, in which some daftie(s) head off somewhere remote without letting anyone know where they are, which would've come in handy when they inevitably end up neck-deep in the shite. In this one, Lively ends up a little bit munched by one of our toothy pals, and is trapped on a rocky outcrop tantalisingly close to the shore. All the regular tropes are present - near-misses with rescue, background detail that later becomes important, and a showdown with the villain that becomes personal.

While it's pretty competent, the main problem is that Lively isn't a terribly compelling actress, and isn't given a lot to work with, so I wasn't too fussed about what happened to her. That's death to any film in a genre that relies on tension to survive. I get the impression that the makers had an inkling that they were going to need more to attract an audience, as a lot of the marketing revolved around the fact that the camera spends a lot of time positively drooling over Blake Lively's body. I mean, seriously - if your idea of a good time is close-ups and panning shots of the Gossip Girl in a bikini, fill your boots.

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10 hours ago, BFTD said:

Hot Fuzz (Netflix) - second film in Edgar Wright's Cornetto trilogy. Simon Pegg's supercop is sent to a small village as punishment for solving all the crimes in London and making the rest of the Met look bad.

This was fucking great and, as a Shaun of the Dead fan, I'm kicking myself for not watching it until now. I guess it always looked like a spoof of the triggerhappy Eighties Hollywood action movie, with the joke being that it's set in a quaint English hamlet, but that's just a small (and the weakest) part of it. Just an absolute joy, with an incredible cast; Simon Pegg could be a quality straight actor if he fancied it.

Personal highlights were Olivia Colman being absolute filth, and one character who responded to anything involving body parts with "Ha! Tits/Cock/whatever", which my son was horrified by me pointing out is him down to a fucking tee  :lol:

I think it suffers from being one of the 7 movies ITV2 has on repeat but it's one of my favourite comedies. I've seen it like 10 times but if it became difficult for me to watch I think I'd be chomping at the bit to watch it again. There's so many good scenes and I think it might actually be the strongest of the trilogy. The way all the moving pieces are gradually introduced over the course of the story and are just detonated like the world's most cohesive fireworks display in the last half hour is superb. There's like 20 Chekov's guns!

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Duplicity 2/10

Julia Roberts opens the film looking tremendous as always, from the neck down.
Then it just gets convoluted and the pay off is poorly done. Some good acting but the script is fucking abysmal.



Notting Hill 8/10

We all know this one, I haven't seen it before last night but we all know of it. Hugh Grant, travel book shop owner falls in love with film star who is gorgeous, from the neck down. Good story though.

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11 hours ago, BFTD said:

Hot Fuzz (Netflix) - second film in Edgar Wright's Cornetto trilogy. Simon Pegg's supercop is sent to a small village as punishment for solving all the crimes in London and making the rest of the Met look bad.

This was fucking great and, as a Shaun of the Dead fan, I'm kicking myself for not watching it until now.

I am struggling to come to terms with this. If I am a big fan of a film, I will watch the director's next film regardless of what it is about. Given Hot Fuzz is second to Shaun in the Cornetto trilogy (as you say), has not only the same director but the same cast, this makes your delay in watching it even more bizarre.

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You cannot kill David Arquette. 

This is an absolute scream of a docufilm. He's off his fucking tree, his new wife is the spitting image of his ex wife (both wids and in a different world to him, so fair fucks) but he has an exceptionally high opinion of himself and has clearly made a terrific living out of not being particularly good at anything he's actually done. About getting a hide in from a 60 year old Nasty Boyz being a particular highlight. 

It's a terrible watch, but a must watch. 

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You cannot kill David Arquette. 
This is an absolute scream of a docufilm. He's off his fucking tree, his new wife is the spitting image of his ex wife (both wids and in a different world to him, so fair fucks) but he has an exceptionally high opinion of himself and has clearly made a terrific living out of not being particularly good at anything he's actually done. About getting a hide in from a 60 year old Nasty Boyz being a particular highlight. 
It's a terrible watch, but a must watch. 


This has been on my ‘maybe’ list for a while. Based on your review it will be getting watched this week.

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You cannot kill David Arquette. 
This is an absolute scream of a docufilm. He's off his fucking tree, his new wife is the spitting image of his ex wife (both wids and in a different world to him, so fair fucks) but he has an exceptionally high opinion of himself and has clearly made a terrific living out of not being particularly good at anything he's actually done. About getting a hide in from a 60 year old Nasty Boyz being a particular highlight. 
It's a terrible watch, but a must watch. 


I hope this was deliberate?

(Providing David Arquette is who I think he is)

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7 hours ago, KingRocketman II said:

I am struggling to come to terms with this. If I am a big fan of a film, I will watch the director's next film regardless of what it is about. Given Hot Fuzz is second to Shaun in the Cornetto trilogy (as you say), has not only the same director but the same cast, this makes your delay in watching it even more bizarre.

I had a Cineworld Unlimited subscription back when Shaun of the Dead came out, but I haven't had much time for watching films in the past ten years or so, and I fall asleep a lot during them when watching at home. Depressingly, I tend to watch films that I'm not expecting much from, as I don't want to watch something good and wake up with the credits rolling. Quite a few of the posts on here have been about films that I've watched through in pieces over a period of days.

Lockdown has been wonderful. Fancy watching a film, Dave? Sure, I'm awake and there's nothing else to do  :lol:

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Sputnik.

Russian horror film. Cosmonauts find something strange in space and bring it back to earth. Suffers from the 'early reveal' mistake a lot of horrors make. OK as a diversion, the sets were good and evoked the early 80s setting.

6/10

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13 hours ago, Pato said:

Sputnik.

Russian horror film. Cosmonauts find something strange in space and bring it back to earth. Suffers from the 'early reveal' mistake a lot of horrors make. OK as a diversion, the sets were good and evoked the early 80s setting.

6/10

I saw that on Netflix a month or two back, and agree with that assessment.

I'd never heard of it and had a horrible feeling it would be one of those ultra-cheapo mockbuster things, but was surprised when it obviously had some money and effort put in. Just a shame that the story wasn't better, which it needed to be after the early reveal. It had to go down the deep-and-meaningful, Arrival-style route, or turn into an Alienesque survival thing, and didn't really do either.

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The Invisible Man (Blu-Ray) - Modern retelling of the classic Universal Monsters story. Elizabeth Moss escapes from her abusive husband, and becomes convinced he's somehow become invisible in order to stalk her.

Second time of seeing this and, if anything, I enjoyed it even more this time. Very clever reworking of the tale, keeps the interest up throughout, and has some masterful camerawork, with the lens randomly roaming around the scene to seemingly empty spots, and lingering in rooms after the characters have left. Is someone there? Maybe; maybe not. Woo.

Elizabeth Moss is excellent as a woman slowly being driven to insanity by what she's been/is being subjected to, and is backed by a solid supporting cast. My only gripe is that there are a couple of scenes that absolutely scream "re-edit", as they just don't make sense in this version of the film, but you can see how they might have. Impressive that it still turned out so well, if that's the case.

Spoiler

The scene with the knife in the attic; the sister (unknown to the viewer) is already supposed to have been murdered off-camera by this point, and the husband's left the knife for her to put her fingerprints on to. I can't think of any logical reason for the knife to be there in that scene otherwise. They must have decided to make a new scene where our heroine is more directly involved in her sister being killed on-camera, and just hoped nobody would ask too many questions about the attic scene they already shot.

Or I'm an idiot, and there's an obvious explanation. Help.

 

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