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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Nicolas Cage plays Nic Cage. Unable to get acting work he accepts a personal appearance gig for a fan who turns out to be the biggest Nic Cage fan in the world (and who is also a bit of a wrong ‘un) and various hijinks ensue. Cage also has an alter ego/imaginary friend who takes the form of Nic Cage from his Wild at Heart years.  It sounds, and is, utterly bonkers, is totally meta and could only be a Nic Cage film. One of the best films I’ve seen in years! 
 

The Black Phone - set in 70s Detroit (I think) in a town gripped by fear of a notorious child kidnapper, played by Ethan Hawke. Really well done thriller/horror with great performance by Hawke and the young boy in the lead role. 
 

Elvis - first 40 minutes bombard you with so much it’s hard to keep up. The remaining 2 hours are an absolute triumph and in particular the 68 Comeback Special and Vegas scenes are fantastic. Austin Butler, despite looking nothing like him, absolutely embodies Elvis and must be a shoe in for the Oscar. 

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On 8/19/2022 at 8:20 AM, Fairbairn said:

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Nicolas Cage plays Nic Cage. Unable to get acting work he accepts a personal appearance gig for a fan who turns out to be the biggest Nic Cage fan in the world (and who is also a bit of a wrong ‘un) and various hijinks ensue. Cage also has an alter ego/imaginary friend who takes the form of Nic Cage from his Wild at Heart years.  It sounds, and is, utterly bonkers, is totally meta and could only be a Nic Cage film. One of the best films I’ve seen in years! 
 

The Black Phone - set in 70s Detroit (I think) in a town gripped by fear of a notorious child kidnapper, played by Ethan Hawke. Really well done thriller/horror with great performance by Hawke and the young boy in the lead role. 
 

Elvis - first 40 minutes bombard you with so much it’s hard to keep up. The remaining 2 hours are an absolute triumph and in particular the 68 Comeback Special and Vegas scenes are fantastic. Austin Butler, despite looking nothing like him, absolutely embodies Elvis and must be a shoe in for the Oscar. 

Glad for the recommendation about Elvis, not seen it yet but my wife is suggesting we go and see it.  Must be better than her previous recommendation of the Crawdads!

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2 hours ago, McDange said:

Prey. New Predator film set in 1719. Easily the best since the original. 

Not watched yet but I guy I work with is doubting an Indigenous person could take down a predator. Same guy that always questions how Zombies react when watching the walking dead, he obviously thinks they’re documentaries 

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On 8/19/2022 at 8:20 AM, Fairbairn said:
 

Elvis - first 40 minutes bombard you with so much it’s hard to keep up. The remaining 2 hours are an absolute triumph and in particular the 68 Comeback Special and Vegas scenes are fantastic. Austin Butler, despite looking nothing like him, absolutely embodies Elvis and must be a shoe in for the Oscar. 

Agreed the comeback special is hairs on the neck stuff

Nope - loads of hype but a big meh from Dan

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On 8/19/2022 at 8:20 AM, Fairbairn said:


 

The Black Phone - set in 70s Detroit (I think) in a town gripped by fear of a notorious child kidnapper, played by Ethan Hawke. Really well done thriller/horror with great performance by Hawke and the young boy in the lead role. 
 

 

I wish i had been the guy in the restaurant that Ethan Hawke cracked up at for looking at Uma Thurman's tits when she got them out to breastfeed her wean

It was still the time of ashtrays in restaurants and he would have got one right on his neb

I quite like the look of See How They Run but i mostly like anything Saoirse Ronan is in and the best bits are probably in the trailer

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I thought Elvis was superb.  Has a real Baz Luhrmann Moulin Rouge feel to it.  I wasn't aware what a nasty piece of work Parker was - maybe not surprising he ended up chauffeuring Lady Penelope around in that big pink car :)

The actor who played Elvis deserves a trophy for that performance. 160 minutes long but engrossing.

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On 8/22/2022 at 1:13 PM, McDange said:

Prey. New Predator film set in 1719. Easily the best since the original. 

Ugh, i thought it was terrible. 

Vengence is my recommendation. Elvis was also excellent.

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