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« Reply #7020 on: March 05, 2018, 03:45:40 PM »
"Get Out" is worth a watch. Not a horror as described in some reviews.

It is absolutely the most effective horror film Iíve seen in years.

Best film of 2017.

Seriously Syf?
I thought it was a load of shite and a desperate storyline.

Itís one of the sharpest and most well-put together satires Iíve ever seen. Itís genuinely in Dr Strangelove territory. If the Oscar voters werenít just a bunch of old white liberals (exactly whom Get Out lampoons) and it was judged on its merits alone it would have had a very good shot at winning Best Picture.

Because it is both a horror movie and a satire it starts most big award votes at minus 50 as both genres are the sorts of things chin-strokers never understand or fully appreciate.

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« Reply #7021 on: March 05, 2018, 03:46:33 PM »
Just finished watching LadyBird. There's an hour and a half of my life I'll never get back. Load of shite.

Looks shit. Tempted to watch the shape of water but could also be a waste of time.

Have to agree that LadyBird was awful. An hour and a half of meandering, unfunny dross. Typical Hollywood up it's own hole movie.
Not just me then  :-\,I thought it was rubbish as well
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« Reply #7022 on: March 06, 2018, 08:21:14 AM »
Just finished watching LadyBird. There's an hour and a half of my life I'll never get back. Load of shite.

Looks shit. Tempted to watch the shape of water but could also be a waste of time.

Have to agree that LadyBird was awful. An hour and a half of meandering, unfunny dross. Typical Hollywood up it's own hole movie.
Not just me then  :-\,I thought it was rubbish as well

Shape of Water poor to average too.
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« Reply #7023 on: March 06, 2018, 12:31:22 PM »
Really enjoyed "Get Out" thought it was very well thought out..a great story that slowly brings you along...a real old school suspenseful thriller/horror
9/10
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« Reply #7024 on: March 06, 2018, 01:20:37 PM »
Really enjoyed "Get Out" thought it was very well thought out..a great story that slowly brings you along...a real old school suspenseful thriller/horror
9/10

Yeah I liked it to, though I'm nearly sure I seen it on Netflix last year, as very rarely would i use the computer to get films
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« Reply #7025 on: March 06, 2018, 09:03:02 PM »
I thought shape of water was excellent. The bad guy in it was seriously good at the bad guy role- you end up really hating him. Strange show alright but i thought it was good. Surprisingly funny in places.

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« Reply #7026 on: March 06, 2018, 10:54:42 PM »
Is the lead actress in the shape of water sick? She didn't look well at all at the Oscars and I looked her up online and she had more weight on her years ago.
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« Reply #7027 on: March 07, 2018, 12:05:20 AM »
I thought shape of water was excellent. The bad guy in it was seriously good at the bad guy role- you end up really hating him. Strange show alright but i thought it was good. Surprisingly funny in places.

Michael Shannon is one of the best actors in Hollywood. He was brilliant as the bad guy as such in Boardwalk Empire too.
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« Reply #7028 on: March 08, 2018, 09:11:07 PM »
Watched I, Tonya. Strange film. The mockumentary style seems somewhat at odds with the subject matter and I can see a straighter take delivering a significantly more impactful film as it has some incredible elements in the story.

The CG face mapping they do during skating scenes is piss-poor and really distracting. It was less distracting when it was just the stunt performer in a wig doing action scenes rather than everyone thinking they can get away with this stuff. It makes me appreciate Rogue One more in that they pulled it off much more effectively than many of these other ham-fisted attempts.

The mother may have been horrible but she is such an utterly comical chariature here itís hard to take her seriously, and coming off the back of Lady Bird which shows a much more human version of an over-bearing and critical mother makes I, Tonya pale even more in comparison.

It also seems to be a film that has an uneasy relationship with the working class, in many places using them only as the butt of a joke rather than making them feel like real people. All this despite this essentially recounting real life events.

Margot Robbie is wonderful in the lead role and itís a pity her performance feels wasted in a film that would have been better if it leaned into the drama more than the comedy.
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« Reply #7029 on: March 08, 2018, 09:31:55 PM »
Not as bad as the CGI face on Superman/Henry Cavill at the start of Justice League. Brutal. 

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« Reply #7030 on: March 08, 2018, 09:36:00 PM »
Not as bad as the CGI face on Superman/Henry Cavill at the start of Justice League. Brutal.

He refused to shave off a moustache he was growing for another role when Joss Weston was doing extensive re-shoots after he took over from Snyder who had left/been fired, so they had to CG out his lip rat to fit with the rest of the scenes. Probably the most ridiculous waste of money in the history of CG.

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« Reply #7031 on: March 08, 2018, 09:40:15 PM »
Not as bad as the CGI face on Superman/Henry Cavill at the start of Justice League. Brutal.

He refused to shave off a moustache he was growing for another role when Joss Weston was doing extensive re-shoots after he took over from Snyder who had left/been fired, so they had to CG out his lip rat to fit with the rest of the scenes. Probably the most ridiculous waste of money in the history of CG.
Yes saw that the other night after googling it. I'm sure he was popular as the Marvel DC people must have knew it looked like shit. I like your movie posts by the way. Keep at it. The rugby trial not so much  ;D
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« Reply #7032 on: March 08, 2018, 11:38:31 PM »
The mocumentary style was a major negative for me. Never saw as dumb a man as Hardings bodyguard, unreal.
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« Reply #7033 on: March 08, 2018, 11:49:54 PM »
The mocumentary style was a major negative for me. Never saw as dumb a man as Hardings bodyguard, unreal.

I was amazed when I saw the real news clips from the tv interview with him. He really did call himself a national security expert. He looked like a character who wandered out of a bad Adam Sandler film.

I think the filmmakers were so enamoured with the slapstick nature of the characters and events around the actual plot to attack Kerrigan that they ended up applying the black comedy sheen that may have made sense for some of the scenes to the whole Tonya Harding story, which honestly was far more interesting and deeper than simply kneecapping a competitor.

Domestic and child abuse is played for laughs one too many times for comfort. There was a great story they could have told about Harding struggling with those issues as well as the class warfare of being looked down on by the ice skating elite for being an unconventional working class woman from a broken home, but those aspects are shown and then glossed over or undercut by comedy.

The directorís wheelhouse is comedy film and it shows. A different director would probably have toned down the comedy and let the dramatic elements breath.

Again I thought Robbie was so good in the titular role that I feel sorry the parts around her didnít quiete come together like they could have.
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« Reply #7034 on: March 09, 2018, 12:39:36 AM »
Get Out was terrific.  3 Billbords Outside Ebbing, Missouri, also a winner!