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Zook
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:33 pm

Amy Schumer is about as funny as hemorrhoids
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:38 pm

I used to like Schumers stand up and I thought Trainwreck was decent but I'm not watching that shite. Schumer seems to have taken on more than she can handle. Quality of her stuff is getting worse and worse and she needs to fire all her writers because they're just plagiarising other peoples stuff and making her look like a hack.

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Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:46 am

Dunkirk
Wish I saw it on IMAX. Really well filmed. Enjoyed some bits more than others, I liked the non-dialogue communication stuff. Was absorbed by it as a film experience, for the most part, was getting a bit weary towards the end.

Valerian and the something something something
I really like Luc Besson, he makes audacious films, this one is a mess but it's not as shit as the some of the reviews would have you believe. This is no Sucker Punch or Jupiter Ascending. It's wildly colourful and kinetic. It's feels built for 3D, though I didn't bother with that. There's world building. And a few clumsy information dumps. I thought some of it was really enjoyable. Rhianna stinks up the screen in spectacular style though, really ill advised, up there with Sheeran in GOT.
This film will make someone happy enough for a Sunday matinee adventure type thing.

The Last Witch Hunter
Was in the mood for a crappy action film on Netflix. This certainly is that. Vin Diesel is a witch hunter in New York. Alfred is a priest. Joesph Gilgun is an Irish witch type thing, it's like watching a casting video for his role in Preacher. I can't remember much else about it.

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2
I like the colours, mad pallette. I do not like this franchise. I hate Groot, I don't like the soundtrack. The wisecracking is very annoying. Not for me.

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Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:57 am

I watched GotG 2 this week as well. Wasn't impressed. Groot is terrible, basically a minion now.

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Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:39 am

I quite enjoy GotG cos at least they're trying to do something a bit different than the usual formula. If only every Marvel movie didn't end with a massive CGI set piece fest.

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Zook
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:59 am

i'm gone stone mad for old black and white films lately.. i used to write off a film if it was in black and white for some reason. how racist of me

i watched psycho a couple of weeks ago and I've been obsessed ever since :lol: watched all of the sequels n all... all of them shite like but i had to!
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:15 am

Here's a few biggies you should get on, sorry if they're a bit obvious.

Double Indemnity
The Third Man
Dr. Strangelove
Touch of Evil
Mildred Pierce
Letter From a Unknown Woman (that one's pretty obscure afaik but I happened to see it before and it's brilliant)
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Zook
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:16 am

no they're not obvious to me cos i havent a clue! thanks :D
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:21 am

Ah in that case, enjoy. Dr. Strangelove remains one of the funniest films ever made.

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Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:56 am

some like it hot
philadelphia story
the apartment

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Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:00 am

Fail Safe is one from 1964 which is identical to Dr. Strangelove except it's a drama.

Never saw it, but they remade it for HBO around 2002, black and white and all, and it was performed live like a play. Clooney, Richard Dreyfuss, Hank Azaria, Harvey Kietel, the mighty Brian Dennehy.

Recommend that. Really, really good.

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Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:09 pm

Casablanca
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:48 pm

The Night Of The Hunter.

Probably the best use of black & white film i can think of. Its absolutely fucking stunning to look at, even today.

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Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:50 pm

Only saw Casablanca for the first time a couple of years ago, went to see it in the IFI. Absolutely amazing and such a treat to see something like that for the first time in cinema.

FACT FANS (in the form of clickbaity headline): This film is a remake of Casablanca and people are freaking out...
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:59 pm

Streetcar named desire and you'll see why Brando has the reputation he has.
12 angry men.
There's a few Hitchcock ones up there already but I only saw Rebecca for the first time a few months ago and it's v. good

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Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:15 pm

thanks lads

i shall not be leaving the house for the foreseeable future

also, brando was a filthy RIDE
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:20 pm

Sunset Boulevard
The Birds, Vertigo, Rope (seen colourised versions of them but I think they were all filmed in black and white)
Mr Smith goes the Washington
Most obvious of all, but just in case: It's a Wonderful Life

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:45 pm

Biggy Shackleton wrote:The Night Of The Hunter.

Probably the best use of black & white film i can think of. Its absolutely fucking stunning to look at, even today.
Great film.

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:34 am

Dick Jones wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:50 pm
Only saw Casablanca for the first time a couple of years ago, went to see it in the IFI. Absolutely amazing and such a treat to see something like that for the first time in cinema.

FACT FANS (in the form of clickbaity headline): This film is a remake of Casablanca and people are freaking out...
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I watched Casablanca quite late myself - in the cinema too - but it's incredible. Totally worth the hype. It's weird to see a film you haven't seen before but you can quote so, so much of it. I didn't realise how many iconic lines were in it.

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:06 am

I watched the new The Mummy yesterday. It was really pretty shit.

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