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15 hours ago, tartandon said:

If you like US sport films, you should check out the 30 for 30 documentaries that ESPN make

There's also a 30 for 30 podcast series now, if you're that way inclined. 

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On 8/8/2017 at 11:04 PM, tartandon said:

If you like US sport films, you should check out the 30 for 30 documentaries that ESPN make

On 8/3/2017 at 1:47 AM, Stapes said:

Yep, 42 is excellent. US sports films is a place to find really good films that don't get any promotion over here. Kevin Costner also had a really good one out recently. Will post a list of some of the best ones.

"42" is one of the best films I've ever seen imo

Started watching the "30 for 30" series on BT Sports recently - Find it a bit hit and miss but been good few I've really liked

 

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Whatever you do, don't go and see A Ghost Story. It's a steamy turd of a film. Casey Affleck wearing a sheet, being a ghost for 90 minutes. Over 80% of the film is silent with no dialogue and there's even a 5-minute single shot scene of Rooney Mara sitting on the floor eating a pie.

Avoid this pile of pish at all costs

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4 minutes ago, tartandon said:

Whatever you do, don't go and see A Ghost Story. It's a steamy turd of a film. Casey Affleck wearing a sheet, being a ghost for 90 minutes. Over 80% of the film is silent with no dialogue and there's even a 5-minute single shot scene of Rooney Mara sitting on the floor eating a pie.

Who's pie is She eating though? :wub:

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2 minutes ago, Ormond said:

Who's pie is She eating though? :wub:

Looked like an apple pie. 

Truly bizarre film. Pish of the highest order.

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Watched atomic blonde and big sick this week. Both alright. Some elements make them worth seeing. 

 

Liked the fashion and music elements of atomic blonde, not quite sure I got the ending. 

 

Big sick couple of laugh out loud moments but vanilla in most bits. 

Out the two atomic blonde just edges it

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Went to see IT last night.  I've been a bit freaked out by clowns since I was a nipper and the Tim Curry version of Pennywise scared the bejeezus out of me when I was a lad so it was a challenge to get to the cinema last night!!

Quite enjoyed the film although I wouldn't say it was particularly scary.  Bill Skarsgard is quite good and quite creepy as Pennywise and a very different performance from Curry's but it didn't really get under my skin the way I expected it to.  Relies more in jump scares than being creepy scary and messing with your head which is what I prefer from a horror.  That said it was still enjoyable but more in an Amblin/kids coming of age style.  All the kids who make up the main cast are really good and there's actually some pretty funny one liners in it.  

Definitely worth a watch but don't going in expecting to be terrified.

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Sharknado 5 (Global Swarming) not as good as the previous 4 but still watchable

think the franchise peaked when the U.S president was impaling sharks on the white house lawn in Nado 3

 

 

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On ‎28‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 1:06 PM, Ormond said:

Finally got to watch Trainspotting 2 a few hours ago on my flight to Stockholm. What a heap of pish.

ah well thankfully you don't make films Ormond. :-)

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Seen "Detroit" the other day...

Fantastic film, totally engrossing - Film of the YEar so far for me..

Deliberately avoided researching anything about the actual events beforehand, added to my enjoyment of film I reckon

 

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Watched wind river last night

Excellent thriller set on an Indian res in Wyoming, no Hollywood stunts just a good story great setting and a believable cast

Well worth a watch

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Watched 1922 the other night. A Stephen King special done by Netflix. Pretty good considering the camera very rarely leaves the guy’s house. :ok:

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On 29/10/2017 at 9:30 PM, Ormond said:

Watched 1922 the other night. A Stephen King special done by Netflix. Pretty good considering the camera very rarely leaves the guy’s house. :ok:

Saw this a while back and it left me wanting just a little bit more in order for it to be a film that I'd say was one of my favourites of the year. Like a lot of Netflix stuff it had a small cast and was really well acted. Another one which is similar in that sense, and iirc a Stephen King adaptation too, is Gerald's Game.

Couple to watch out for, which I read recently and were excellent books, are The Boys in the Boat, and Devil in the White City. Believe they're both being made into films.

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2 hours ago, Lamia said:

Thought The Killing of the Sacred Deer was clever. It made me laugh when I really shouldn't have! :lol::o

Have you seen The Lobster and if so what did you think of it? 

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21 minutes ago, G-Man said:

Have you seen The Lobster and if so what did you think of it? 

I haven't no. I heard it lost its direction but I obviously can't say.

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43 minutes ago, Lamia said:

I haven't no. I heard it lost its direction but I obviously can't say.

I watched it twice, few months apart, couldn’t get my head around it first time but sort of liked it second time round.  I watched it on my own 2nd time and without a constant “wtf is this sheite.” I saw something different in it. I wouldn’t go out my way to see it again but I know if I ever see it on tv I’ll end up watching it again. 

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8 hours ago, G-Man said:

I watched it twice, few months apart, couldn’t get my head around it first time but sort of liked it second time round.  I watched it on my own 2nd time and without a constant “wtf is this sheite.” I saw something different in it. I wouldn’t go out my way to see it again but I know if I ever see it on tv I’ll end up watching it again. 

The only real negative I felt watching The Killing of a Sacred Deer was that the characters were generally all not likeable. But then again maybe that helped the overall effect! I think I was the only one laughing though :huh::lol:

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John Travolta's new movie "Gotti" has been dropped by the studio 10 days before it's release

I expect more sexual assault allegations to be forthcoming

Surprised his Scientology buddies havent stepped in to smother them

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