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Post by President Trump on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 10:23 am

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I watch two films over the last few days

Seventh Son: Absolute tosh, it felt like a bad D&D film from SyFy

The Wedding Ringer: It was a fun movie, predictable but fun, "Who the hell are these guys, it's like the Goonies grew up and became r@pists" Laugh

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Post by rick_dagless on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 7:30 am

Not a bad review supes, but missing a quote.

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 8:20 am

superflyweight wrote:Hunt for the Wilderpeople.  

Cracking little New Zealand film with Sam Neill.  A plot description doesn't really do the film justice so won't bother, but would recommend it to anyone.  It will likely be one of the better films I see this year.

Tino memorial rating: 8.684/10
GSoE: 8/10
HH scale of accurate titling: 5/10.  There is a hunt and most of the film is about that hunt.  However, there's no such thing as Wilderpeople.  But on the other hand, they are hunting for people.  A real brain teaser this one.  Would be good to get HH's opinion on this.  
Michaels Scale of t*ts OR war: 3/10.  Some mild violence, but no norks or fanny.  
Rowley Scale of Northern Thriftiness: 9/10 (Netflix).

I'd have to lower it to a 4.325, an accurate film title is vitally important to the enjoyment for a film so you get what we had here the other day with regards to American Sniper.

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Post by superflyweight on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 9:40 am

Thanks HH. I'll accept the revision. An accurate scoring of the accurate titling of a film is the most enjoyable part of any review of a film.

Rick - I couldn't remember any specific quotes so didn't want to sully what was otherwise "not a bad review". Not my words, the word of Rick_Dagless.

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Post by rick_dagless on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 10:13 am

superflyweight wrote:Thanks HH.  I'll accept the revision.  An accurate scoring of the accurate titling of a film is the most enjoyable part of any review of a film.  

Rick - I couldn't remember any specific quotes so didn't want to sully what was otherwise "not a bad review".  Not my words, the word of Rick_Dagless.    

lol out loud, well played sir!

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Post by Atila on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 9:06 pm

I saw two films recently Ben Hur and Logan.

Errr Ben Hur. I don't really know what to say about it. I suppose I could say that the chariot race was well done but that's about it. Why some studio executive decided to finance the remaking of a classic is something I'll probably never understand. Aren't these people supposed to be smart? I'm not surprised that so far it hasn't made a profit.

Logan wasn't too bad. Enjoyed the fight scenes and I'd watch it again when it comes out on DVD.

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Post by superflyweight on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 7:20 am

Two films noted for their accurate titling - 10 on 10 for both. Always a safe bet using the name of a character and it really is textbook stuff from the film makers.

Haven't seen them, but really looking forward to both so that I can bathe in the warm glow of a perfectly accurate film title.

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Post by compelling and rich on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 8:48 am

superflyweight wrote:Two films noted for their accurate titling - 10 on 10 for both.  Always a safe bet using the name of a character and it really is textbook stuff from the film makers.    

Haven't seen them, but really looking forward to both so that I can bathe in the warm glow of a perfectly accurate film title.  

ah but his real name is james howlett

as for the film i really enjoyed it, took long enough to to turn a claw wielding maniac into a bit more gruesome and violent film. the early xmen were far to kid friendly for wolverine to shine.

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 9:37 am

Logan was really good, made a change having a comic book film that focused more on the human side of the protagonist and didn't follow the usual blueprint of good guy defeats the bad guy and everyone lives happily ever after.

I'm hoping that aside from the Deadpool sequel that that is the end of the X-men series now, it's run it's course and a new generation won't reinvigorate it.

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Post by compelling and rich on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 9:57 am

Hammersmith harrier wrote:Logan was really good, made a change having a comic book film that focused more on the human side of the protagonist and didn't follow the usual blueprint of good guy defeats the bad guy and everyone lives happily ever after.

I'm hoping that aside from the Deadpool sequel that that is the end of the X-men series now, it's run it's course and a new generation won't reinvigorate it.

like anything in todays age, if it makes money theyll spurn it out. and they have already set the next generation up in this one. if fast and the furious can make it to 8 then i wont worry about few more xmen films, especially if the girl out of logan is in it. i thought she was very good

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Post by compelling and rich on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 9:59 am

on spurning out films, i really dont get the disney remakes. there is nothing wrong with the old ones and they are all basically the same film. why cant kids today watch the old ones? i know the answer is obviously money but are film makers really that short on ideas now

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 10:04 am

The recent Beauty and The Beast was scene by scene almost identical to the original, considering the bulk of the characters were CGI it was utterly pointless but Jungle Book last year was quite decent in fairness.

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Post by compelling and rich on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 10:11 am

thought jungle book was pretty much the same, but at least with jungle book got some decent action scenes (king louie, shere khan etc). not seen batb yet but was always a film with not much going on. one for the girls that one

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Post by superflyweight on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 10:19 am

It's a perfectly crafted film title though.

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Post by Tattie Scones RRN on Fri 31 Mar 2017, 11:30 am

Watched Split last night with James McAvoy

Tino memorial rating: 8.5
GSoE: 8/10 - JM is f**king brilliant in it. 1st class performance. Loses a couple of marks because the film itself isn't as good as JM.
HH scale of accurate titling: 7/10 - Named according to the various personalities but you wouldn't know that if you didn't know the film.
Michaels Scale of t*ts OR war: 5/10 - A bit of underwear on show and a couple of violent scenes but nothing to wince at.
Rowley Scale of Northern Thriftiness: 10/10 - Free as you like
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Dennis: They're gonna have to.
Hedwig: So, what do we do now?
Patricia: We trust in him. He'll protect us. Look at what he can do. Let him show the world how powerful we can be.
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Post by Galted on Fri 31 Mar 2017, 12:12 pm

A Bigger Splash

Tino memorial rating: 3.84598
GSoE: 4
HH Scale of Accurate Titling: 5/10 – title accurate-ish in a w*nky, pseudo-profound way
Michaels scale of tits OR war: 8/10 – a fair bit of nipple and some bush, plus a bit of hampton to keep the gay part of you happy
Rowley Scale of Northern Thriftiness: 7/10 – watched it on Amazon Prime so was sort of free even though I pay for Amazon Prime
TSRRN-Q: nothing memorable, certainly nothing worth being associated with the name of Tattie.

A load of pretentious sh*te starring Tilda Swinton, by the same Italian director who brought us I Am Love, another load of pretentious sh*te starring Tilda Swinton.  Just a lot of delving into the past and relationship-based drivel set on some sunny Italian island.  Have recently bought a new 4K TV so could enjoy the scenery in upscaled HD but the rest of it wasn't worth watching.  At least Swinton (who was going through a self-indulgent "I'm a c*nting actress! everything I do is deep and relevant! and I'm not speaking for a few months so there!" phase at the time) keeps her gob shut for most of it.  While that was a relief I did have to endure her facial acting which cries out for a good head-butting.  Ralph Fiennes's character is nearly as annoying but fortunately gets drowned near the end – this isn't really a spoiler as you'll probably be asleep by this stage.
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Post by Tattie Scones RRN on Fri 31 Mar 2017, 12:17 pm

Galted wrote:A Bigger Splash

Tino memorial rating: 3.84598
GSoE: 4
HH Scale of Accurate Titling: 5/10 – title accurate-ish in a w*nky, pseudo-profound way
Michaels scale of tits OR war: 8/10 – a fair bit of nipple and some bush, plus a bit of hampton to keep the gay part of you happy
Rowley Scale of Northern Thriftiness: 7/10 – watched it on Amazon Prime so was sort of free even though I pay for Amazon Prime
TSRRN-Q: nothing memorable, certainly nothing worth being associated with the name of Tattie.

A load of pretentious sh*te starring Tilda Swinton, by the same Italian director who brought us I Am Love, another load of pretentious sh*te starring Tilda Swinton.  Just a lot of delving into the past and relationship-based drivel set on some sunny Italian island.  Have recently bought a new 4K TV so could enjoy the scenery in upscaled HD but the rest of it wasn't worth watching.  At least Swinton (who was going through a self-indulgent "I'm a c*nting actress! everything I do is deep and relevant! and I'm not speaking for a few months so there!" phase at the time) keeps her gob shut for most of it.  While that was a relief I did have to endure her facial acting which cries out for a good head-butting.  Ralph Fiennes's character is nearly as annoying but fortunately gets drowned near the end – this isn't really a spoiler as you'll probably be asleep by this stage.

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Post by Atila on Sun 02 Apr 2017, 1:06 pm

Hammersmith harrier wrote:Logan was really good, made a change having a comic book film that focused more on the human side of the protagonist and didn't follow the usual blueprint of good guy defeats the bad guy and everyone lives happily ever after.

I'm hoping that aside from the Deadpool sequel that that is the end of the X-men series now, it's run it's course and a new generation won't reinvigorate it.
I don't mind them making new Xmen films, just make them like they are supposed to be, like they are in the comics.

Spider-Man and The Avengers are like the comics. All of them are in their costumes just like the comics but I was always a little disappointed in the Xmen films. Put them in costumes like they are supposed to be. The comics books made these characters famous, so why change a successful formula?

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Post by Mr Bounce on Wed 05 Apr 2017, 5:41 pm

Ghost in the Shell. Seriously - don't bother. 90 minutes of my life I will not get back. It's incredibly formulaic and predictable - and exactly the sort of dumbing down that large US-based film corporations do to make some money. I am told that the original Manga film is MUCH better.

Even Scarlett Johanssen looks bored in it. She does look pretty as usual, although she does have a specific facial expression throughout where she looks like she's thinking about having a really good sh!t. Maybe it was just this film... 4/10

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Post by Ent on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 10:59 am

Never got the fuss about GITS, it was maybe a film for it's time - watching it decades later it is just very boring.

Watched sideways, excellent comedy about 2 friends having a stag week in wine country.

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Post by Atila on Mon 10 Apr 2017, 6:54 pm

Kong: Skull Island

I saw it on Saturday and I'm surprised to say that I enjoyed it. Kong was big. I guess the reason for his size is because they intend to make a Kong v Godzilla film.

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sun 16 Apr 2017, 11:21 am

The Admiral - Roaring Currents.

10/10 based on a true story that was even more remarkable than the film. It's about a Korean last stand against overwhelming numbers of the Japanese fleet. It's in Korean and subtitled English. ..no one quite makes war films like the Koreans. First brotherhood - now this. Brilliant brilliant film.

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Post by rick_dagless on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 7:22 am

Good film, shoite review Shah.

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Post by ShahenshahG on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 11:55 am

Feck you rick, I don't pander to you infidels nor your infidel quirks.

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Post by Derbymanc on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 12:27 pm

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Post by rick_dagless on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 12:47 pm

This board is going to the dogs...

Where is Tattie, Galts or supes with a decent review.

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Post by Derbymanc on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 12:48 pm

waiting for your pm's telling them how great they are Wink

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Post by rick_dagless on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 12:56 pm

I do that in the open.

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Post by superflyweight on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 1:13 pm

Time to rescue this thread.  

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Tino memorial rating: 6.6792
GSoE: 7
HH Scale of Accurate Titling: 8/10 – it involved the Avengers and something to do with something called Ultron so fairly accurate.  I don't think it was set over a period which is long enough to qualify as an "age" so points lost there.  "Avengers - Long Weekend of Ultron" may have seen this achieve full marks.  Not a difficult change to make and one for the filmmakers to consider.  
Michaels scale of tits OR war: 9/10 – it's all fairly crash, bang and wallop.  No sexy time to shake your Hampton at, but Scarlett Johannson on a motorbike is always worth a thought or two.  
Rowley Scale of Northern Thriftiness: 8/10 – watched it on Netflix
TSRRN-Q: "what the f*ck is that?".  Imagined quote from one of the innocent bystanders when Hulk appears.

The film was ruined somewhat by me spending most of the time trying to remember if I'd seen it before or if I was confusing it for Captain America: Civil War - which I also may or may not have seen.

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Post by rick_dagless on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 1:20 pm

Now that's a f+++ing review...

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Post by superflyweight on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 1:40 pm

Nice to be appreciated Rick. If people can't follow the simple principles of a good review then they should bloody well stop watching films.

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Post by Derbymanc on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 2:08 pm

rubbish review, short and sweet is the way to go

Avengers - Age of Ultron - Good but too long
Captain America - civil war - Excellent, go watch

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Post by Galted on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 5:28 pm

Excellent review, Super, that's why you'll always be the lord of the 'flies.

I particularly enjoyed the "worth a thought or two" bit and shall be using that as my own (with your permission).
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Post by superflyweight on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 9:05 am

Thanks Galted - the reviewing rules are there for a reason or we end up with nonsense like a plot synopsis or someone telling us whether or not they enjoyed the film. No bloody help at all.

Permission granted.


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Post by Galted on Thu 20 Apr 2017, 3:58 pm

Brilliant. Thank you very much.
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Post by Mr Bounce Today at 4:29 pm

I saw Fast 8 last week. Aside from the fact there's so many technical inaccuracies that make this film laughable, nearly all the cast are clearly just there for the money so don't give a hoot about any sort of storyline. I wonder how much Helen Mirren was paid???

It's probably best described as "enjoyable garbage". There's a submarine in it (controlled from a plane, obviously). And all sorts of fast cars on ice, which all seem to work. It's all sorts of cr4p. But you'll still watch it... 4.5/10

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