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Baywatch (2017)

I had read reviews on it and, as expected, it was rated a stinker, saw it was on Comedy Central last night so watched it just to see how bad it was. It didn't disappoint.

Cringey, unfunny, terrible GCI, terrible acting, terrible cast.  The Rock should go back and work for Vince.

It does have Alexandra Daddario in it so for that, 9/10.

 

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On 11/04/2021 at 01:53, 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.

I first watched this on a rented DVD and spent part of the next morning watching the extras. Hopefully this deleted scene is now included in any screening as I loved it. 

 

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On 07/04/2021 at 14:22, jimmy boo said:

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.

It's the other Riz, Riz Ahmed. But you're absolutely right, he's great in this. Seems he spent seven months learning sign language and how to play the drums, which kinda explains how he manages to sell both 100%.

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The Social Network (2010) dir. David Fincher

Rewatched this as I was finishing work and wanted something on in the background.

The thing about Sorkin is I think he writes good dialogue but he's an obnoxious toad with a shit ideology so having that (definitely enforced) distance from the direction makes it much, much better. It still moves at that snappy pace with rapid witty dialogue but Fincher is content to let the movie show Zuckerberg (played really well by Jesse Eisenberg) as a little obnoxious, if talented and witty, dickhead who creates the problems for himself by his inability to not be an obnoxious dickhead. Soundtrack is class and it does a good job of building the stakes and showing how it happened and got out of hand for everyone involved.

The sequel ought to be a full Ballardian comedy/ horror tho portraying how Facebook destroyed the minds of boomers across the country while Zuckerberg increasingly shed his human form.

7/10

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Work is dead at the moment:

Ginger

Fights. Guns. Drugs. Naked girls. Naked girls on drugs fighting with guns. It's poorly made exploitation.

3/10

The Flesh and Blood Show

An incel villain is wild for 1972. Kinda 70's sex comedy, kinda slasher. A weird mix.

6/10

Empire of the Ants

A movie with giant radioactive ants will get better once the ants are on screen? Amazingly, it gets worse.

4/10

The Undertake and His Pals

Starts seriously promising, with an Undertaker and a motorcycle gang killing people and taking body parts to help their businesses (Undertakers and a Cafe) make food on the cheap. Then it goes a bit three stooges.

5/10

Ironmaster

A Quest for Fire rip off that's pretty fun, with George Eastman wearing a lion cloak and going on a murder rampage. In the space of a week his tribe go from peaceful hunter gatherers to murdering entire villages.

Patrick

A killer who is comatose can send hid spirit out and kills to try and obtain his nurse's love. Pretty cool.

8/10

 

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On 13/04/2021 at 18:21, MSU said:

It's the other Riz, Riz Ahmed. But you're absolutely right, he's great in this. Seems he spent seven months learning sign language and how to play the drums, which kinda explains how he manages to sell both 100%.

Sound of Metal is rightly nominated for 6 Oscars. Available on Prime and I’d highly recommend it. Riz may not get the best actor nod ahead of BAFTA winner Anthony Hopkins (The Father - haven’t seen that, so can’t judge) or a posthumous award for Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s...),  but gives a stellar performance in a very watchable story.

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Long Good Friday 

It shows the good and bad side of British/UK people

 

My only complaint is Helen Mirren didn't get her tits out. 

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2 hours ago, Ann Dan Otherthing said:

Sound of Metal is rightly nominated for 6 Oscars. Available on Prime and I’d highly recommend it. Riz may not get the best actor nod ahead of BAFTA winner Anthony Hopkins (The Father - haven’t seen that, so can’t judge) or a posthumous award for Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s...),  but gives a stellar performance in a very watchable story.

I think he'd beat Hopkins most years, but it'll likely be a much deserved posthumous Oscar for Boseman.

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JACOB'S LADDER 2019

The remake of the film from the early 90's that starred Tim Robbins had the potential to be really good and thought provoking given it swapped a traumatized Vietnam veteran for one returning from Afghanistan with similar demons, unfortunately it tries too hard to be political given the core subject matter and it's attempts to have a Sixth Sense style massive twist fail spectacularly as you can see said twist coming a mile off from the point the lead character starts hallucinating, some rather 'meh' CGI special effects only contribute to the general feeling of let down at a fairly shoddy attempt at a remake of a classic. The lead actors playing the two brothers put in very good performances with a pretty lame plot and script so earn it a point each, two hours of my life I won't get back im afraid. 

2/10

 

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3 hours ago, Comrie said:

Empire of the Ants

Ironmaster

Patrick

I used to threaten the wife with Empire of the Ants if she didn't hurry up and pick a fucking film for us to watch. In a crowded field, Them! is still the premier giant ant movie, although the lack of Joan Collins is palpable.

Patrick got a pretty shitty remake a while back. If you liked the original, I'd also recommend The Medusa Touch as, for years when I was trying to track it down without knowing the name, Patrick was the match that always came up. That, and it's good too.

George "Anthropophagous" Eastman also starred in films called Porno Holocaust and Erotic Nights of the Living Dead. That's entirely irrelevant, but worthy of comment, I feel.

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11 minutes ago, Flybhoy said:

JACOB'S LADDER 2019

The remake of the film from the early 90's that starred Tim Robbins had the potential to be really good and thought provoking given it swapped a traumatized Vietnam veteran for one returning from Afghanistan with similar demons, unfortunately it tries too hard to be political given the core subject matter and it's attempts to have a Sixth Sense style massive twist fail spectacularly as you can see said twist coming a mile off from the point the lead character starts hallucinating, some rather 'meh' CGI special effects only contribute to the general feeling of let down at a fairly shoddy attempt at a remake of a classic. The lead actors playing the two brothers put in very good performances with a pretty lame plot and script so earn it a point each, two hours of my life I won't get back im afraid. 

2/10

Don't know why, but I was sure you were taking the piss for some reason.

Lo and behold, Jacob's Ladder was indeed remade in 2019, and has appalling reviews. One of the strangest remake decisions I've seen in a while.

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Given that nearly every remake of a classic gets panned you have to wonder at the logic in producers persistently taking such a decision, I'm genuinely struggling to think of one that was anywhere near decent apart from maybe Red Dragon which was a remake of Manhunter. 

The version of The Thing a few years ago with Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the Kurt Russell role was alright but as for any others.....nothing leaps out at me.

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4 minutes ago, Flybhoy said:

Given that nearly every remake of a classic gets panned you have to wonder at the logic in producers persistently taking such a decision, I'm genuinely struggling to think of one that was anywhere near decent apart from maybe Red Dragon which was a remake of Manhunter. 

The version of The Thing a few years ago with Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the Kurt Russell role was alright but as for any others.....nothing leaps out at me.

I'm going to get pelters for saying this.... but I prefer the American remake of Old boy to the original.

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42 minutes ago, Flybhoy said:

 

The version of The Thing a few years ago with Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the Kurt Russell role was alright but as for any others.....nothing leaps out at me.

I hate that film as they spent hours making some really cool prosthetics then cut them for cheap ass CGI at the last minute.

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I'm going to get pelters for saying this.... but I prefer the American remake of Old boy to the original.
I've never seen the remake but you're wrong.

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9 hours ago, Flybhoy said:

Given that nearly every remake of a classic gets panned you have to wonder at the logic in producers persistently taking such a decision, I'm genuinely struggling to think of one that was anywhere near decent apart from maybe Red Dragon which was a remake of Manhunter. 

The version of The Thing a few years ago with Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the Kurt Russell role was alright but as for any others.....nothing leaps out at me.

"It.  The Terror from Outer Space" was a little bit silly and especially the monster.

The remake was a lot better.   Better known as "Alien".

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17 hours ago, Comrie said:

Ginger

Fights. Guns. Drugs. Naked girls. Naked girls on drugs fighting with guns. It's poorly made exploitation.

3/10

 

 

 

Any hints or tips on how to sell this to the missus as a chick flick would be greatly appreciated. 

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