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8 hours ago, Funky_Gibbon said:

You are considerably more generous to this film than I am. I wouldn't give it more than a 3/10 . . .

 

 

I was in a good mood at the time; it's Spring 😁

 

8 hours ago, Funky_Gibbon said:

. . . and most of that is for the VFX guys making the CGI ape a better actor than 90% of the cast.

 

but what did you think of the fight scenes, when a giant monkey punched a giant lizard in the face, and they trashed Hong Kong ?

 

Hong Kong undoubtedly came off worse than New York did in The Avengers (2012) and that city almost got nuked

 

 

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Some buddies and I spent the lockdown months coming up with lists. While I struggled with 100 favourite songs (I stopped at 485 and gave up. Too hard to whittle down), I found movies somewhat easier than expected! I just walked to the DVD shelves in the house and wandered. Not half as much stress as picking songs 😀. If we've bought it, we love it.

The first three are the Big Three as far as I'm concerned. Dunno what this list says about me. They're all fairly 'obvious' movies I reckon. Big Richard Curtis fan, naturally. Like my ghost stories and Marvel movies (especially The Avengers franchise). Enjoy a fair few nostalgia/rom-com releases too. And 'music' related films of course. Submitted here for discussion, or not, if you don't want. All of these fall between the 8 to 10 scale of greatness. 

 

Sorry people. No place in my life for The Sound Of - bloody - Music.

 

 

 

1 - The Legend Of Bagger Vance

2 - Restless Natives

3 - Local Hero

 

 

4 - Field Of Dreams

5 - Scrooged

6 - Die Hard

7 - Truly Madly Deeply

8 - Avengers Assemble

9 - Avengers Age of Ultron

10 - Avengers Endgame

 

11 - Avengers Infinity Wars.

12 - The Magnificent 7 (The 7 Samurai can **** right off)

13 - Where Eagles Dare

14 - Guns Of Navarone

15 - When Harry Met Sally

16 - Rocketman

17 - Blinded By The Light

18 - Bohemian Rhapsody

19 - The Commitments

20 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

21 - Notting Hill

22 - 4 Weddings and A Funeral

23 - The Boat that Rocked

24 - Love, Actually

25 - About Time

26 - It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

27 - Blue Brothers

28 - Ghostbuster

29 - The Others

30 - The 6th sense

 

31 - Star Wars

32 - Jaws

33 - Wonder Woman

34 - Justice League (the cinema cut, not the godawful recent 4-hour version. Beyond tedious)

35 - Aquaman

36 - Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines

37 - Goodbye Lenin!

38 - Beetlejuice

39 - Broadway Danny Rose

 

40 - Raiders Of The Lost Ark

41 - Before Sunrise (wasn't overly fussed over the two follow ups)

42 - Overboard

43 - Jumanji

44 - Casino Royale (David Niven version)

45 - You Only Live Twice

46 - Goldfinger

47 - Collateral 

48 - Castaway

49 - The Princess Bride

50 - The Terminal

 

51 - Grosse Pointe Blank

52 - Terminator

53 - It’s A Wonderful Life

54 - A Christmas Carol (Alastair Sim version)

55 - Clockwork

56 - Monty Python’s Holy Grail

57 - Life Of Brian

58 - Gregory’s Girl

59 - Kingsman

60 - Carry On Up The Khyber

 

61 - The Dambusters

62 - A Matter Of Life And Death

63 - The Italian Job

64 - Rock 'N' Rolla

65 - Shaun Of The Dead

66 - Hot Fuzz

67 - 84, Charing Cross Road

68 - Thor - Ragnarok

69 - Shakespeare In Love

70 - Made In Dagenham

 

71 - High Plains Drifter

72 - Serendipity

73 - Star Trek (2009 re-boot)

74 - Back To The Future

75 - Doc Hollywood

76 - The Thing (John Carpenter version)

77 - Beverly Hills Cop

78 - Airplane

79 - Blazing Saddles

80 - Young Frankenstein

 

 

81 - Smokey & The Bandit

82 - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

83 - Strictly Ballroom

84 - Pulp Fiction

85 - Midnight Run

86 - Heaven Can Wait (Warren Beatty version)

87 - Dead Of Night

88 - Bottle Shock

89 - Yesterday

90 - RED (Retired: Extremely Dangerous for those unaware of the context)

 

91 - The Green Book

92 - The Rock

93 - The Bourne Identity

94 - About A Boy

95 - Telstar

96 - Sleepless In Seattle

97 - Grand Theft Parsons

98 - Four Rooms

99 - French Kiss

100 - Ant Man

 

Bubbling under: All That Jazz and Muriel's Wedding.

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11 hours ago, Funky_Gibbon said:

You are considerably more generous to this film than I am. I wouldn't give it more than a 3/10 and most of that is for the VFX guys making the CGI ape a better actor than 90% of the cast.

 

 

😂😂😂

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With disney+ you get Starz free. Lots of older tv and films, some pretty good, some not. Deep rising, despite it having a prime Famke Jankssen, is not good. It's really quite bad.

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Afgter seeing a few clips via on line links,I watched Panfilovs 28 men,a soviet propaganda film that told the tail of the eastern front and the halting of the nazi war machine outside moscow.

Brilliant watch despite the subtitles.

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On 07/04/2021 at 23:20, The_DADDY said:

A friend recommended Bullet to the head by Sly Stallone.

Lets just say we aren't friends anymore and the name of the film is also the urge you get when watching it. 

I'd struggle to even give it a 1/10.

Avoid.

Off the top of my head I can only think of 2 films that Sly Stallone made that I enjoyed: First Blood and the thriller Nighthawks

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22 minutes ago, Mister M said:

Off the top of my head I can only think of 2 films that Sly Stallone made that I enjoyed: First Blood and the thriller Nighthawks

I've never seen Nighthawks but First Blood is one of my favourites. 

It never gets dull and its by far Slys best performance. 

Love it👏👏👏

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The Mauritanian

on Amazon Prime Video

 

Story: A real life story about a civil rights lawyer campaigning on behalf of a prisoner of Guantanamo Bay who is held without charges. The man is from Mauritania, hence the title. 

 

Rating: 9/10

 

Why you should watch it: We've all heard of Guantanamo Bay, it still exists to this day, detaining 40 'prisoners' without charges. It was due to close but Obama signed an order to continue it, as did Trump. The horrendous treatment of the prisoners is something we've heard about, but this film really brings it home. To me it is a must watch, emotional, strong and very confident delivery. It has Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch if you are drawn to 'star power'.

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Night in Paradise - 8.5/10

Korean film on Netflix

 

In an act of vengeance the lieutenant of a crime gang agrees to kill his leader's rival during a war between gangs. Having done the deed he is told to hide out on Jeju Island, a tourist destination, before arrangements are made for him to disappear into Russia to escape reprisal. Broken and damaged by events, he meets a woman with a spiky personality who has her own demons.

 

Entertaining, brutal in parts but I think the quieter moments with just the man and the woman talking together were my favourite parts of the film.

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The Mauritanian, based on a true story of a young man kept in US custody for 14 years without charge, mostly in Guantanamo.

 

9 out of 10 from me, was on Prime I think.

 

A shameful and ongoing episode in US history.

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Lot of time for this flick. Watched it this morning on Sky. At first it comes across as a bit transparent. It isn't. Twists I saw coming and twists I didn't. Carey Mulligan's low-key Fatal Attraction moves are believable. Nice little short roles for Alfred Molina and Connie Britton.

As a mate offered "...the reviews warned you not to blink..". Quite clever for him, that.  
 
Recommended. 8/10. Loses marks for including Paris Hilton on the soundtrack 🙂.
 
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Agree on the marks for Promising Young Woman- very thought provoking. It has some lines that really hit home, just like Time to Kill.

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