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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The issue with Starship Troopers was that most people completely missed the fact that it was satire....Those people also probably didn't see or understand that Paul Verhoven has made a career of making action films with biting satire.



Yep. And it's still more relevant today than a true-to-book adaptation would have been. And the special effects and whatnot have held up surprisingly well. Still worth seeing on the big screen if you have the opportunity.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been slowly watching all the X-Men films in chronological order.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I love them all with the exception of the Wolverine one that is shot in China or something. I loved Logan .. thought it was one of the best. Love em all though.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, liked the Wolverine ones least in general. (Although X3 was not great either.)

Liked the most recent one (Logan) better than I expected to though.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that was a winner .. absolutely

Im not sure it is the end of Logan though 🤷‍♀️🤔🤔😛
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if this is the right place for Netflix stuff to be mentioned, but for those who can stand a good dose of horror I hear that the Sandra Bullock starring film Bird Box currently streaming is supposed to be a cracker! Apparently some people find it simply too frightening to see through to the end (though this could just be promotional hype). I'll give it a go and report back!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whooot whooot.. I heard the very same Pete .. as soon as my data allocation returns in January Im going to give it a crack too.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the Sandra Bullock starring film Bird Box


You mean the blatant A Quiet Place rip-off, only this time you have to be unable to see as opposed to unable to speak?

How about "no".

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You mean the blatant A Quiet Place rip-off, only this time you have to be unable to see as opposed to unable to speak?

How about "no".
The source book is from 2014, so......not exactly a rip-off.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, A Quiet Place still did it first so I stand by my assessment.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, A Quiet Place still did it first so I stand by my assessment.
The Bird Box book predates the A Quiet Place screenplay by about 18 months.

I've not read the book nor seen either movie, so I have no dog in this.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

Im looking forward to seeing it nevertheless Hashi because Ive heard good things about it. And I love Sandra Bullock so theres a win 😏
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen both and I'd put this one out in front by a mile. If you enjoyed A quiet place Hashi, you're going to love Bird Box. Not nearly as impossibly scary as promoted - but a finely crafted film.

(Edit; just want to qualify that, because it's only fair to do so. A Quiet Place started well, but went wrong somewhere toward the end. Bird Box starts well and maintains it right through until the final satisfying finish.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I watched Bird Box last night. It's 4/5 of a great movie, and the final fifth is probably one of the dumbest endings I've seen. Sadly, you can see it coming a mile away, but you (at least I) can hope for something smarter. Alas, this movie ends nearly as dumbly as The Happening.

I will say that if you don't think about the stupid ending, the rest of the film is insanely tense.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched The Bird Box and A Quiet Place, gotta say I wasnt all that impressed.

With the Bird Box, it had a good cast, yes was intense, but I couldnt get past the strange airborne whatever that turned some suicidal and others homicidal and others, it gave a drive to unite and convert them to the airborne whatever it was.

I know its fantasy but the threat was never identified or even explained. Or maybe I missed it. 🤷‍♀️

A Quiet Place I enjoyed more. The threat was readily identified imv and I liked the ending even though you couldnt know what became of the key characters. At least you knew they were ready and armed and hoped theyd survive the imminent enslaught.

mmm.. I might watch BB again, just in case I did miss something 🤷‍♀️🤔
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Saw Sorry To Bother You recently. Insane little flick, and not quite what I was expecting, but still pretty amazing.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just been to see The Favourite, a fairly weird period drama with excellent performances at the centre of it. It wasn't quite what I expected from the trailer, and it has a very odd style - visually, musically and in some of the editing.
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I've just been to see The Favourite, a fairly weird period drama with excellent performances at the centre of it. It wasn't quite what I expected from the trailer, and it has a very odd style - visually, musically and in some of the editing.


That's at the top of the list of things I want to see. Olivia Colman is brilliant. Will probably end up waiting to rent it, as my local theater tends to go from sold out to gone with little in-between. I could buy an advance ticket, but that's risky with all the overtime I've been pulling lately. It's not usually a long wait from theater to rental these days, but I kinda wanted to see it in the theater.
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You mean the blatant A Quiet Place rip-off, only this time you have to be unable to see as opposed to unable to speak?

How about "no".
So I watched A Quiet Place last night and...

What Bird Box is to The Happening, A Quiet Place is to Signs, but with a far worse and nonsensical ending. I cannot grasp how this laughable clunker was a hit.
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Aside from certain blockbuster movies which are usually centered around super heroes, I can never tell why certain movies are hits or not.
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