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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 06-12-2019 10:05 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Absolutely Fabulous The Movie (2016)

I have watched the TV series for years so I do say I thoroughly enjoyed the comeback of sorts.

With most if not all of the original cast present, then throw in celebrities and famous faces from years past and I name these, Dame Joan Collins, Sir Barry Barry Humphries, Dame June Rosemary Whitfield (RIP) and Stella McCartney, all made a for a great movie.

If it is your 'cup of tea' you just have to view. It was good, no great and entertaining :up:
A solid 8/10

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PostPosted: 06-13-2019 04:11 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


John Wick
Not nearly as enjoyable as I expected, but I guess I fell victim to all the hype surrounding this series and Keanu Reeves. I expected more of the film.
Everyone's raving about the action scenes, but I felt they lacked something special. Most of them started off with some very fluid and well choreographed moves by Reeves but right before it gets really satisfactory, Reeves tends to get tangled up in this wrestling hold with a bad guy, immediately killing off the whole flow of the scene. I expected The Matrix levels of coolness, but it just wasn't there.
I must admit that the genre of movie isn't exactly my kind of thing either, so it probably was a hard sell from the beginning.

The Hateful Eight
This is more my kind of thing to be honest. I loved this movie. It's a typical Tarantino film. It's not about the story or the plot. It's about the characters, and all of them are absolutely great.




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PostPosted: 06-13-2019 04:39 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I love Tarantino films it's too bad he as a person seems to be terrible.




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PostPosted: 06-13-2019 08:33 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I finally watched End Game. Best part about it is that it's over. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that time travel is a stupid contrivance and was the laziest possible way to wrap the series.




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PostPosted: 08-05-2019 09:45 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Death Wish (2018)

Yes the Bruce Willis one. Nothing like earlier movies of the same name starring Charles Bronson.
My kind of movie :up:
8/10

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PostPosted: 08-18-2019 11:24 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019)

Just went to the movies to see it especially.

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In August 1966, in a Vietnamese rubber plantation called Long Tan, 108 young and inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives against 2500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers.


Get a chance, see it or put it on that list you have on your desktop and watch it sometime.

Rarely might I comment moving but the song in the closing credits :tear:

Do read the Wiki for interest.

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PostPosted: 08-19-2019 02:09 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


given that the Australian army was defeated by emus, i can't see them holding out for long against a few thousand black pyjamas




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PostPosted: 08-20-2019 12:53 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


seremtan wrote:
given that the Australian army was defeated by emus, i can't see them holding out for long against a few thousand black pyjamas


Hardly an army!
All but about 100 young inexperienced lads facing two thousand well armed and professional soldiers on their own turf! Watch the movie :!:



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PostPosted: 08-28-2019 12:11 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The last movie I saw that would be noteworthy was "Us".
Was late to the international party, saw it the first days of may this year at a cinema.

It's a cool movie in his own way. Good compromise of the comedic and horror-elements.
But then those last 5 minutes.... WHY?
Why the twist upon the twist? I stil don't get it. Could have done absolutely fine without those last minutes, imo.

7/10




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PostPosted: 08-28-2019 12:49 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The Matrix (1999)

Yes the original :eek: It was shown at the local cinema for one night only!

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Great to see it again and I've no doubt see it half a dozen times over the years but on the big screen :up: I must dig out my (still sealed) DVD box set too :D

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PostPosted: 08-29-2019 12:25 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
The Matrix (1999)

Yes the original :eek: It was shown at the local cinema for one night only!

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Great to see it again and I've no doubt see it half a dozen times over the years but on the big screen :up: I must dig out my (still sealed) DVD box set too :D

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I just came back from it. Still as cool as the first time I saw it. Holds up remarkably well too.



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PostPosted: 09-06-2019 11:53 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

Most enjoyable as you can imagine :up:
8/10

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Downton Abbey (2019)

Follows on from the TV series.. I have watched seemingly forever, well 2010 and enjoyed so I went to the movies today to see the movie.
Yes, if it is your 'cup of tea' it is a must. I enjoyed immensely :up:

8.5/10


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PostPosted: 09-17-2019 12:49 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I've finally watched Jacob's Ladder. I've seen it pass by on lists for ages but for some reason, never got around to it. Man, what a ride. I can't really say too much without spoiling it (even though the movie is almost 30 years old) but at the end, my mind was blown. You're always thinking it goes in a certain direction, but it never quite turns out that way. Awesome movie.



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PostPosted: 09-17-2019 05:34 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I feel like dr00g was a fan of Jacob's Ladder... if anyone remembers that guy




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