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Dick Jones
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:21 am

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Solid newsy drama, Hanks and Streep are typically good, but they roles both of them could do in their sleep tbf. Lots of satisfying Spielbergian touches. You forget how fond he is of the long takes; some of them are superb, especially the first meeting between the two leads.

Newsroom culture and against-the-clock journalism porn have been depicted far better in the past though. Zodiac or All the President's Men feel more immersive; even The Paper even though it's a comedy.

Also, he gets a bit heavy-handed with the freedom of the press stuff on some occasions, given the current climate over there. After more than a couple of monologues and hero shots you're like, sheesh, we get it Steve.

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Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:57 am

Seeing Black Panther tomorrow lads; it's being previewed a full two weeks before the release date.

That usually means the test screenings across the water were extremely positive, so they want to get word of mouth out there asap.

Sounds like another slam dunk for Marvel.

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Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:13 am

Finally watched Dunkirk on Sat there. Loved it; most tense film I've seen in a long time. The chronology stuff is Nolan's forte, but that aside I think the chaotic, unfocused business of war suits his style too. Maybe the lack of an actual plot helped him along there because exposition is never his strong suit.

We were puzzled by Tom Hardy's actions at the end though.

Why did he fly off down the beach and land right in front of ze germans instead of ditch in the water like his friend did earlier on? He was right over the boats, he could have easily been picked up but instead he went and let himself get captured.

If it was purely for dramatic effect, fair enough, but it felt immediately like Jack and the giant door from Titanic all over again.

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watched some movies for the 1st time in ages this weekend.

The Disaster Artist - was pretty great.

Coco - had completely forgotten the trailer for this, so had no idea what direction the movie was gonna go in during the 1st 20 minutes. Was really good, got me in the feels by the end, the colour is magnificent. But wouldn't put ahead of Up or Wall-E or Inside Out. Still, definitely worth watching. while I'm on the subject, is The Good Dinosaur worth bothering with?

What Richard Did - not sure what i expected from this. was interesting as i guess it's a story not often told. But it didn't bring anything incredibly insightful to such a situation. bunch of southside twats.

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:30 pm

Brigsby Bear is great, find out nothing about it and just watch it.

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:26 pm

is that the one with kyle mooney? would a 3 year old like it?

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Watched Black Panther. Was good, but not near as good as the reviews make it out. Seems all the talk of it being revolutionary was because it sets an African nation as technologically advanced. Was plenty good about it (the women, Michael B Jordan, Serkis) but also a fair bit wrong (action light for a comic book film, even the final confrontation was pretty poor, the Jordan's characters plan was a bit much).

Was different to other marvel films, less a huge spectacle with a world shattering finale, a smaller scoped story. People who are sick of Marvel films all being the same basic formula might appreciate that, but I wouldnt say it was a must watch

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:57 am

mooch wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:26 pm
is that the one with kyle mooney? would a 3 year old like it?
It is. No its not a kids movie at all. Brigsby Bear is just a show the main character is obsessed with. Hard to say more than that without giving the whole thing away. Its not at all what I was expecting it to be.

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:43 pm

bartleby wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:40 pm
Watched Black Panther. Was good, but not near as good as the reviews make it out. Seems all the talk of it being revolutionary was because it sets an African nation as technologically advanced. Was plenty good about it (the women, Michael B Jordan, Serkis) but also a fair bit wrong (action light for a comic book film, even the final confrontation was pretty poor, the Jordan's characters plan was a bit much).

Was different to other marvel films, less a huge spectacle with a world shattering finale, a smaller scoped story. People who are sick of Marvel films all being the same basic formula might appreciate that, but I wouldnt say it was a must watch
Yeah, it was grand, nothing special at all.

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Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:14 am

Eucrid wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:57 am
mooch wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:26 pm
is that the one with kyle mooney? would a 3 year old like it?
It is. No its not a kids movie at all. Brigsby Bear is just a show the main character is obsessed with. Hard to say more than that without giving the whole thing away. Its not at all what I was expecting it to be.
ah cool, i like kyle mooney. i'll give it a watch

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