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Re: Movie reccomendations
« Reply #7125 on: January 07, 2019, 09:40:15 AM »
Bird Box on Netflix is a good show. Not quite a horror, as I was expecting but definitely a good concept.
Daft enough. Particularly how there wasn't a mention as to how everyone survived the 5 years between outbreak and the river journey!

Yes daft is the best word for it and too similar to The Happening (2008). For me, the malevolent presence / illness / psychosis wasn't explained anywhere near enough.

It wasn't about that though . . . I quite enjoyed it I know it wasn't too deep really and was just a whole lot of suspense without any real reasoning but it was entertaining enough and not the worst way to pass an evening. It'll hardly be getting any Oscars I wouldn't think.

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« Reply #7126 on: January 24, 2019, 06:41:22 PM »

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« Reply #7127 on: January 24, 2019, 08:59:10 PM »
Bird Box on Netflix is a good show. Not quite a horror, as I was expecting but definitely a good concept.
Daft enough. Particularly how there wasn't a mention as to how everyone survived the 5 years between outbreak and the river journey!

Yes daft is the best word for it and too similar to The Happening (2008). For me, the malevolent presence / illness / psychosis wasn't explained anywhere near enough.

It wasn't about that though . . . I quite enjoyed it I know it wasn't too deep really and was just a whole lot of suspense without any real reasoning but it was entertaining enough and not the worst way to pass an evening. It'll hardly be getting any Oscars I wouldn't think.

I read a two word review ("Bird shŪt") that put me off pursuing the matter any further.

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« Reply #7128 on: January 24, 2019, 09:40:44 PM »
Watched the Favourite the other night.

Very well acted and clever if a bit too arty at times however I enjoyed it. Olivia Colman is class to as the Queen I remember first noticing her in Green Wing being funny in a minor role fair play to her getting the Oscar nomination.

Disclaimer. Have spoken to a lot of people who didnít like it!

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« Reply #7129 on: January 24, 2019, 10:04:23 PM »
Surprised to hear of someone from Derry watching an arty movie  ;D

Anyone seen Glass? Have seen mainly mediocre reviews of it but a couple of very decent reviews. Maybe one for the firestick.

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« Reply #7130 on: January 24, 2019, 10:22:33 PM »
Bohemian Rhapsody. Hard to bate.

Excellent and well acted movie.

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« Reply #7131 on: January 24, 2019, 10:30:29 PM »
Bohemian Rhapsody. Hard to bate.

Excellent and well acted movie.

Super show, regretted not watching it on the big screen!

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« Reply #7132 on: January 24, 2019, 10:39:39 PM »
Surprised to hear of someone from Derry watching an arty movie  ;D

Anyone seen Glass? Have seen mainly mediocre reviews of it but a couple of very decent reviews. Maybe one for the firestick.

Iím amazed one of you Armagh lads can spell arty  :P

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« Reply #7133 on: January 25, 2019, 08:15:57 AM »
I must be the only one that thought Bohemian Rhapsody was average.
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« Reply #7134 on: January 25, 2019, 08:47:18 AM »
I must be the only one that thought Bohemian Rhapsody was average.

Critics agreed with you.

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« Reply #7135 on: January 25, 2019, 09:28:33 AM »
I must be the only one that thought Bohemian Rhapsody was average.

Critics agreed with you.

BR is a strange one. I'm a huge Queen fan but was not looking forward to the movie as it had so many problems in production.

When I watched it I enjoyed it but nothing more than that. The critics caned it. However loads of people I asked through it was superb. Some put it up there with the best movie ever. I don't get it!

Again if the critics universally criticized it, whey is it up for so many awards!
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« Reply #7136 on: January 25, 2019, 09:59:09 AM »
I must be the only one that thought Bohemian Rhapsody was average.

Critics agreed with you.

BR is a strange one. I'm a huge Queen fan but was not looking forward to the movie as it had so many problems in production.

When I watched it I enjoyed it but nothing more than that. The critics caned it. However loads of people I asked through it was superb. Some put it up there with the best movie ever. I don't get it!

Again if the critics universally criticized it, whey is it up for so many awards!

Wasn't Shawshank Redemption famously slated by the critics? The academy are seperate from critics.

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« Reply #7137 on: January 25, 2019, 10:28:44 AM »
Watched the Favourite the other night.

Very well acted and clever if a bit too arty at times however I enjoyed it. Olivia Colman is class to as the Queen I remember first noticing her in Green Wing being funny in a minor role fair play to her getting the Oscar nomination.

Disclaimer. Have spoken to a lot of people who didnít like it!

BR was standard enough, but entertaining.

The Favourite best film I've seen recently. Really funny, excellently acted, superbly produced.

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« Reply #7138 on: January 25, 2019, 10:29:43 AM »
I enjoyed BR but don't understand why the timeline was so messed up along with a whole load of stuff that never happened. Did it really add to the story?

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« Reply #7139 on: January 25, 2019, 10:35:42 AM »
I didn't think the Favourite was as good as I'd hoped. Funny in places but just downright bizarre and overproduced at times e.g. the slow-mo orange throwing segment. I also thought Rachel Weisz was the standout of the three in it and I'm unsure why she and Emma Stone are nominated for supporting actress and Olivia Colman for lead as I think they probably shared screen time pretty evenly. Still, a very good film.

Looking forward to seeing Vice. Have heard great things and Bale is apparently uncanny as Cheney.
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