Tell us if you have seen a film recently

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Sith-I-5, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    Based on the Man of Steel thread.

    So, I saw The Heat this week. Tuesday probably.

    I should probably say what its about - Sandra Bullock's un-liked FBI agent has to partner a Boston PD detective, Melissa MacCarthy, who bullies her co-workers and superiors to catch a drug lord.

    NOTHING about the trailers promoted it as remotely funny, so I had no plans to see it, but I encountered four viewers' feedback online; three US, one UK, and unanimously, all said they laughed all the way through.

    I thought it started bland, but acquitted it very well will uproarious laughs later on, with Melissa MacCarthy carrying the comedy.

    Had a kind of Seventies feel to it, like it was made in that era. Good movie.
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  2. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Saw The World's End (new Simon Pegg film) the week after it opened at the local cinema. I enjoyed it. That's the most recent one I've seen in the cinema.
  3. Sandtrooper92 Jedi Master

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    The Heat was hilarious. World War Z,, on the other hand, was horrible.

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  4. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I liked the book World War Z but the film reviews did suck. I'll catch it on satellite eventually.
  5. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    I saw The Conjuring

    Despite having pretty much every cliché in the horror manual and being predictable, it had very effective scares and executed them in an old-school way which makes it stand out from the gore-heavy modern horrors.


    Also saw The Wolverine which I liked being a fan of the character. It was certainly better than the Origins movie, not that that is hard :p
  6. halibut Chosen One

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    Very rarely go to the cinema.

    Last film I saw was Scary Movie 5. Not great by any means, but certainly passable
  7. Darth_Asabrush Force Ghost

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    I saw Kick Ass 2 last night. Right up my street so enjoyed it thoroughly.

    World War Z was excellent too.
  8. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    I also saw Kick Ass 2, it was fun though I thought it was not as good as the first one.
  9. squir1y Force Ghost

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    This Is The End was the best movie I've seen this summer. In fact, I'll present a bold statement: it's the best epic comedy I've seen since Ghostbusters.
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  10. Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London

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    Man of Steel is still the last film I went to see. Loved it. A tad nervous about the sequel though!
  11. Disciple-of-Tython Force Ghost

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    Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, bloody brilliant.

    "Jurassic Park!"
  12. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Jurassic Park 3D in IMAX is awesome, it is an experience such a movie was made for.

    I also saw Elysuim. It's OK, I found it a bit pretentious and it took longer than it needed to get where it was going.
  13. halibut Chosen One

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    Now You See Me

    A fun romp though the ending is a bit silly
  14. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    Looks like we have been doing our bit to support the cinematic industry. :)

    I watched 2Guns last week. Very packed, very twisty. Good action.

    Mark Wahlberg was drokking wasted as a singer (as in his pre-acting career), and Denzel Washington was his usual sublime self. Given the storyline, I don't see how there would be a sequel, but I would definitely love to see one.
  15. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    I liked 2 Guns, the acting was good and the action was entertaining. Looked like Washington & Wahlberg had fun doing it.
  16. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Saw World's End and Kickass 2. Both disappointing, though I suppose I went in with massive expectations of both and shouldn't have. They weren't bad, just underwhelming.
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  17. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Haven't seen Kickass 2 (didn't see the first one either) but I liked World's End. The fact that I like Pegg and Frost probably had quite a bit to do with that.
  18. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    I think the let-down of World's End was that I was expecting a parody of all the apolcalyptic action films and instead all that happened was a shoutout with Bill Nighy and then a Marvin-esque give up.
  19. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    Was August the end of our film-seeing season?

    I am getting interested in the Thor: The Dark World trailers. Be nice to see him and his Bro' Loki working together.
  20. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Last one I saw in the cinema was the Pegg film. I want to see Gravity though.
  21. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    The Picturehouse cinemas are advertising a newly restored version of F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu which will be screened on Thursday. Might be wroth seeing, it is a classic after all.

    I saw Prisoners recently. It was good, though quite long and despite that it left some things unexplained which was a bit frustrating.

    I hope to see Thor on wednesday
  22. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Saw Gravity in 3D at the local Vue this morning. Highly recommended!
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  23. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    So it seems, I've yet to see it get a bad review.

    I saw Thor: The Dark World which I enjoyed a lot (despite the director clearly having never read a London Underground map before he filmed it). Good supporting cast, especially Tom Hiddleston.
  24. Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London

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    I'm too scared to watch Gravity, in case I fall out of my chair!
  25. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    It seems an ironic title, given the movie is about being stranded in an environment where there is none.
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