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Re: Movie reccomendations
« Reply #7140 on: January 25, 2019, 10:36:47 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?

What didn't happen? Novice here when it comes to the history of Queen.

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« Reply #7141 on: January 25, 2019, 10:46:20 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?

What didn't happen? Novice here when it comes to the history of Queen.

There was a bit of poetic licence re Freddie sacking Paul the manager before Live Aid (added to the drama) when he wasn't sacked until after. Not sure of much else but wasn't a huge fan either. Watched the Live Aid performance on YouTube after, some performance and mad to think it was only 20 odd minutes in the early evening

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« Reply #7142 on: January 25, 2019, 10:52:25 AM »
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.

Haven't seen Glass yet but heard a review on the radio that you really need to see Split (and unbreakable too obviously) first.

So I watched Split on Netflix last week - good show.  Thought James McAvoy was excellent.

Review of Glass also said he stole the show in this as well - well ahead of Bruce & Samuel L.
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« Reply #7143 on: January 25, 2019, 10:55:12 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?

What didn't happen? Novice here when it comes to the history of Queen.

Quite s bit. How Freddy joined the band was made up. The EMI guy was complete fiction. How Freddy quit the band - news to me. Freddy got diagnosed with aids on the eve of band aid several years before he was actually diagnosed. It was probably all to add to the drama but the guy a a pretty eventful life without making up a whole lot of stuff. Many other weird things eg when certain songs came out. The order was all wrong can't even think why they did that.

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« Reply #7144 on: January 25, 2019, 11:52:10 AM »
I would say if BR was turned into a mini-series with the same cast and more R rated it would have had time to get things correct and accurate. 
For all intensive purposes, they had to condense some of the major points of his life into a 2 hour film which was never going to fully work.  Hugely enjoyable all the same.   
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« Reply #7145 on: January 25, 2019, 12:13:29 PM »
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?

What didn't happen? Novice here when it comes to the history of Queen.

A lot of the timing of the songs was wrong. They had Fat Bottomed Girls on their American tour in the mid 70s. In reality the song came out after that.

There was also some point where they said the band had not recorded together for years as if they had all fell out. However they put out several albums in the early 80s and there was no real fall out.

The film also shows Queen and EMI falling out. However Queen released loads of albums until the 90s with EMI.

There was a lot of artistic licence in fairness!
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« Reply #7146 on: January 26, 2019, 09:53:21 PM »
The Greatest Showman is pure muck.

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« Reply #7147 on: January 26, 2019, 11:02:45 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.
Just watched it after all the hype. Enjoyed it well enough without being one to stick in the memory. Very like the happening alright. Donít know why but I found both fairly uncomfortable viewing at times. Just canít put my finger on why.
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« Reply #7148 on: January 26, 2019, 11:17:31 PM »
Widows. Decent enough watch 7/10

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« Reply #7149 on: January 26, 2019, 11:44:54 PM »
Widows. Decent enough watch 7/10
Just watched it. Liked it better than you - 8.5/10. Steve McQueen makes a good film.

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« Reply #7150 on: February 09, 2019, 10:22:17 PM »
Watched Bohemian Rhapsody tonight. Thought it was great.
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« Reply #7151 on: February 10, 2019, 07:49:59 PM »
Watched 2 films over the weekend, Bohemian Rhapsody & A Star is born. Loved BR and enjoyed A Star is Born, but was mainly blown away by Bradley Cooper's performance as Jackson Mane, just superb. He'd be a far more worthy recipient of the Best Actor Oscar than the dude who played Freddie (who I thought was hammy enough at Times tbh).
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« Reply #7152 on: February 11, 2019, 12:12:01 PM »
Watched 2 films over the weekend, Bohemian Rhapsody & A Star is born. Loved BR and enjoyed A Star is Born, but was mainly blown away by Bradley Cooper's performance as Jackson Mane, just superb. He'd be a far more worthy recipient of the Best Actor Oscar than the dude who played Freddie (who I thought was hammy enough at Times tbh).
I can't warm to Lady Gaga at all.

I would agree with you on Cooper and his performance.  Thought Bohemian Rhapsody was ok and definitely wasn't too sold on the lead actors performance either.
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« Reply #7153 on: February 11, 2019, 12:53:16 PM »
The Greatest Showman is pure muck.

My four year old daughter loves it.

Catchy songs too.

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« Reply #7154 on: February 11, 2019, 01:21:13 PM »
Watched 2 films over the weekend, Bohemian Rhapsody & A Star is born. Loved BR and enjoyed A Star is Born, but was mainly blown away by Bradley Cooper's performance as Jackson Mane, just superb. He'd be a far more worthy recipient of the Best Actor Oscar than the dude who played Freddie (who I thought was hammy enough at Times tbh).
I can't warm to Lady Gaga at all.

I would agree with you on Cooper and his performance.  Thought Bohemian Rhapsody was ok and definitely wasn't too sold on the lead actors performance either.

Won a BAFTA last night as best actor..Havent seen it so can't comment on his performance
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