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5 hours ago, Theroadlesstravelled said:


She is gorgeous. She gets them out in French Dispatch btw.

I thought Princess Irulan is a bigger part than Lady Margot. I wonder who will play Irulan.

You don't need to tell me mate, I saw French Dispatch (and her bush) on the big screen in the GFT.

Lea on the IMAX will be an event. 

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Jurassic World Dominion - thought it was meh, the kids loved it. Glad it's the last one tbh.

The Northman - enjoyable. Some good performances and would like to get a hold of some of those mushrooms. 

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Top Gun: Maverick. Maybe the best sequel I’vе ever seen. For the folks that missed that- it’s not a “remake”. It’s a sequel, set this many years later. And it’s fabulous. If I really had to dig super deep and find one thing to complаin about, I thought Jennifer Connelly was a little wooden and flat in her delivery. But thаt’s really the only I could nitpick, and it didn’t suck. I’m just being SUPER picky. The entire thing was fantastic, and yes, Val’s appearance was a very emotional moment for me. Miles Teller and Lewis Pullman just killed. Standout performances for sure. I’ll definitely buy this one to add to the DVD collection and rewatch it soon with my firestick and a new vpn (one of these ones probably)

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074 -- Equals (#37 in the A24 series) How perfect is it that director Drake Doremus seemingly insisted on Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart to be his leads of Silas and Nia in this movie, set in a dystopian utopian future where emotions are a thing of the past? Few couples are better equipped to portray this. And how predictable is it that once Silas and Nia find that they have romantic feelings for each other that it should fall apart so dramatically? Nice to look at but overall a bit too pompous for its own good. 4/10

075 -- Into the Forest (#38 in the A24 series) It's a perfectly serviceable kinda pre-apocalyptic movie that focusses on the micro as opposed to the macro and is all the better for it. Elliot Page and Evan Rachel Wood play Nella and Eva, two sisters in a somewhat future setting who have to cope together when the power goes out and doesn't come back on again. There are a few moments, particularly on the visits into town for supplies, that bare a resemblance to the days at the start of the pandemic which make the movie all the more possible, but overall there are too many sections that lack any narrative drive and the interest wanes, but the two leads are always watchable and believable. 6/10

076 -- Morris from America (#39 in the A24 series) American tween, Morris, moves to Germany thanks to his dad's work, struggles to fit in, finds friendship in an older girl, Katrin, who helps him find the confidence to develop his love for rapping. Craig Robinson is brilliant as the kid's dad but there's something about the relationship between Morris and Katrin that just doesn't work, which is a shame because the movie relies on it. 5/10

077 -- Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe. I remember watching Beavis and Butt-Head Do America at the ABC in Falkirk while everyone else in town was watching Kilmarnock win the Scottish Cup. So that'll be 24 May 1997, then. I loved ...Do America. I laughed so hard during the nuns in the bus scene that I farted. I worried that ...Do the Universe wouldn't live up to that but while I don't think I farted at any point, I thought it was just as good. It has a really weird charm to it, it's heart-felt, and it is somehow really funny that the story always seems to manage to progress while Beavis and Butt-Head aren't paying attention and are busy telling the same half-dozen jokes for an hour and a half. Maybe a bit baggy in the middle, but I laughed out loud throughout. 8/10

078 -- The Black Phone. The film adaptation of Joe Hill's short story is big on atmosphere and setting, and has two great performances from the leading kids, and has at least one scare in it that made the guy behind me donate his popcorn to the floor. A serial child-abducter is operating in Denver in the 70s, kidnaps Finney and throws him in a dungeon in his basement. A black phone on the wall is apparently disconnected but rings when the souls of the kids previously murdered contact Finney to make sure he doesn't suffer the same fate. It's light on scares, perhaps, but too many would be far worse, and there are a few lines of dialog that really stink the place up, but overall I thought it was great, and probably the best horror movie I've seen in the last couple of years. 8/10 

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Just watched the original Mad Max trilogy over the past 3 nights.

All I can think of is "must have been good for their time".  Should have stopped after the first tbh, although the 2nd was my 'favourite'.

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Elvis was phenomenal really lived up to the hype. Butler is outstanding as Elvis and Tom Hanks is great at being the sneaky b*****d colonel.

Obviously with these biopics you need to take parts of it with a pinch of salt but I’d recommend people go see this film - 9/10.

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22 hours ago, MSU said:

 

077 -- Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe. I remember watching Beavis and Butt-Head Do America at the ABC in Falkirk while everyone else in town was watching Kilmarnock win the Scottish Cup. So that'll be 24 May 1997, then. I loved ...Do America. I laughed so hard during the nuns in the bus scene that I farted. I worried that ...Do the Universe wouldn't live up to that but while I don't think I farted at any point, I thought it was just as good. It has a really weird charm to it, it's heart-felt, and it is somehow really funny that the story always seems to manage to progress while Beavis and Butt-Head aren't paying attention and are busy telling the same half-dozen jokes for an hour and a half. Maybe a bit baggy in the middle, but I laughed out loud throughout. 8/10

 

This sounds great. the original still makes me laugh just thinking about it 

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Top Gun: Maverick.   Loved it. Echo everything that's been getting said. Very glad I caught it in the cinema. 8.5/10

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.   Meh. I generally quite like the Marvel films, but I struggled with this. Don't mind Dr Strange as a character in the other films, but I haven't been able to take to those which are centred purely around his story. Bonus point for Jim Halpert showing up. 5/10

The Black Phone.   Been looking forward to this for a while and really enjoyed it. Great performances from Ethan Hawke and the two main young actors. 7.5/10

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On 24/06/2022 at 06:37, Theroadlesstravelled said:


She is gorgeous. She gets them out in French Dispatch btw.

I thought Princess Irulan is a bigger part than Lady Margot. I wonder who will play Irulan.

Florence Pugh.

Irulan isn't really in Dune. It's just that excerpts from her books set after Dune are used to pre-face each chapter in Dune. She only really shows up right at the end.

She's a much bigger role in Dune Messiah - which would make the perfect third part to the movie story, and a good place to leave it off.

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I need my bed, but a film called Twilight that I downloaded has just started playing from the USB stick that I had a load of Law & Order episodes on.

In the first twenty minutes, we've had Reese Witherspoon and Susan Sarandon's tits, plus Paul Newman, a young Liev Schreiber, Gene Hackman, James Garner, and a few other actors I recognised. Not much sign of a plot yet, but it's definitely got my interest.

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Men (2022)

The only thing I can add to the other reviews on here (the luscious colours, Rory Kinnear's acting and the crazy last 20-odd minutes) is the dandelion imagery.

Dandelions use apomixis to reproduce requiring no other pollination or cross-fertilisation. Each little "fairy" that blows from a dandelion clock is a clone of its parent.

This is used as a metaphor for the naked man and the multiple births which then occur (the boy, the vicar etc) however, does it explain the reasoning for the last birth being of her dead husband? No.

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High Plains Drifter (1973).

Clint Eastwood stars and directs, presumably living out his fantasy as he shoots and rapes his way through the Old West with impunity. Alarmingly, when one of his young lady victims tries to take revenge she is restrained by the sheriff and advised "next time a man wants his way with you, you let him have it".

Who'd have thunk ol' Clint was OFTW? 

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Elvis was phenomenal really lived up to the hype. Butler is outstanding as Elvis and Tom Hanks is great at being the sneaky b*****d colonel.
Obviously with these biopics you need to take parts of it with a pinch of salt but I’d recommend people go see this film - 9/10.


I really enjoyed it 10/10 - and thankfully didn't listen to that bitter twisted w**k that is Robert Daniels.
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Went into Elvis with low expectations and was amazed how much I liked it. Austin Butler was phenomenal, far better a performance than Remi Malek's depiction of Freddie Mercury. Some of the more dramatic scenes were a bit Channel 5 on a Sunday afternoon and it took a bit of getting used to Tom Hanks who was like a cartoon character at first but got better as film went on. As good a film I've scene at the cinema for a while 

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Minions- The rise of Gru

Perfectly acceptable cash-cow miliking. 

The Minions are less funny and the baddies are less entertaining than earlier efforts. There were some laugh out loud funny bits and it didn't get boring. 

Odeon needs to sort it's shit out. They forgot to dim the lights for the fourth time out of the last six we've been.

The public need to sort their shit out. I had to turf folk out of our seats, the wife asked the guy behind her to stop yapping about 20 minutes in and had to ask kids in front of her to sit down. Plus teenagers seem to be clapping at films like Americans now. We need National service back.

5.5/10

 

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Went into Elvis with low expectations and was amazed how much I liked it. Austin Butler was phenomenal, far better a performance than Remi Malek's depiction of Freddie Mercury. Some of the more dramatic scenes were a bit Channel 5 on a Sunday afternoon and it took a bit of getting used to Tom Hanks who was like a cartoon character at first but got better as film went on. As good a film I've scene at the cinema for a while 
Butler's performance is just incredible - particularly recreating the final scene that is so haunting and lingers long after the credits - you couldn't tell if it was him or actual footage of Elvis it was that convincing.
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