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Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 22 December 2016, 02:34
by Tony
SS91 wrote:Can't wait to see this :-)


I saw Passengers today. I know it has received some bad reviews and critics weren't a fan of the film but I really enjoyed it! The film revolves around a dark ethical dilemma which I found provoking and created an unique film.
It was visually stunning, the action was great, the acting was phenomenal as you would expect from Chris Pratt and J.Law, and the story was good. I guess critics don't like moral dilemmas, IMO I think it is worth seeing. :thumbsup:





I also saw A United Kingdom recently too and I enjoyed this film too. Both David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike are compelling as the husband and wife who are caught in a political struggle between British and South African governments, and it was great to see performances from Tom Felton and Laura Carmichael in something different. The film was educational, beautifully directed and had stunning cinematography. It is clearly much more than just a love story and definitely worth seeing!

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 22 December 2016, 03:23
by Bruns
Tony wrote:

I also saw A United Kingdom recently too but I enjoyed this film too. Both David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike are compelling as the husband and wife who are caught in a political struggle between British and South African governments, and it was great to see performances from Tom Felton and Laura Carmichael in something different. The film was educational, beautifully directed and had stunning cinematography. It is clearly much more than just a love story and definitely worth seeing!

YES! This played at the British Film Festival and I was really cut that I missed out on seeing it!

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 22 December 2016, 03:24
by Bruns
Brenden wrote:
Bruns wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Healie wrote:Despicable Me 3

I haven't even gotten around to seeing the second one. :lol:

The first was lovely, though.

no please just no

?

I thought it was a cute children's movie with a nice premise. :shrug:

but... another...? what's that? its the sound of a dead horse being flogged

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 22 December 2016, 14:29
by Brenden
Bruns wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Bruns wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Healie wrote:Despicable Me 3

I haven't even gotten around to seeing the second one. :lol:

The first was lovely, though.

no please just no

?

I thought it was a cute children's movie with a nice premise. :shrug:

but... another...? what's that? its the sound of a dead horse being flogged

Yeah, that's why I haven't even seen the second one. :P

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 24 December 2016, 01:10
by Tony
I saw this film trailer recently and now I really want to see A Monster Calls . :)


Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 24 December 2016, 01:59
by Josh
Tony wrote:I saw this film trailer recently and now I really want to see A Monster Calls . :)

It's written by Patrick Ness who is the showrunner of Class (the Doctor Who spin-off), and J A Bayona is a great director... he did the tsunami film The Impossible a few years ago, and is now working on the fifth Jurassic Park film.

It's got Iron Giant/BFG/Bridge to Terabithia vibes. Definitely high hopes for it. :)

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 24 December 2016, 02:45
by rxxli
Tony wrote:I saw this film trailer recently and now I really want to see A Monster Calls . :)



Patrick Ness has been spamming this on Twitter for a while now. I am having really high hopes for it. At least based on his writing from Class.

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 26 December 2016, 15:29
by Derek
I got dragged out to see the latest Star Wars movie. It was awful.

Re: New and Upcoming Films

Unread postPosted: 26 December 2016, 20:56
by Tony
I just watched Sully: Miracle on the Hudson recently and I really enjoyed it!

With a fantastic performance from Tom Hanks, skilled direction from Clint Eastwood, and a strong script from Todd Kamarnicki, the film is a compelling telling of an incredible true story. :)

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 27 December 2016, 02:46
by poolerboy0077
Derek wrote:I got dragged out to see the latest Star Wars movie. It was awful.

Haven't seen it. What was awful about it?

The thing that made me cringe when I watched the trailer was the cheesy Asian king fu master striking the storm troopers with his jō staff. :rolleyes:

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 27 December 2016, 04:27
by Derek
poolerboy0077 wrote:
Derek wrote:I got dragged out to see the latest Star Wars movie. It was awful.

Haven't seen it. What was awful about it?

The thing that made me cringe when I watched the trailer was the cheesy Asian king fu master striking the storm troopers with his jō staff. :rolleyes:

I never liked Star Wars to begin with, but the things I didn't like about this one were the cheesy jokes, gratuitous pastiche, lame character beats, and gaping plot holes. I was, however, pleased that they all died.

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 2 January 2017, 07:23
by poolerboy0077
I can't decide whether to watch Rogue One or Assassins Creed tomorrow. Someone who has seen both please tell me which I should pick and why.

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 2 January 2017, 07:25
by Lucas
^ Assassins Creed. Not enough Bothan spies in Rogue One

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 2 January 2017, 07:50
by Derek
Neither. Rogue One sucks and video game movies have only ever served to sour one's appreciation of the games.

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 2 January 2017, 08:15
by Mod
Shoosh Rogue One was fun.
HOWEVER Jeremy Irons looks like he's in full bad guy mode for AssCreed

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 2 January 2017, 08:45
by Derek
Rogue One wasn't fun. It was dumb and then depressing.

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 2 January 2017, 14:13
by KrisCross
Derek wrote:Rogue One wasn't fun. It was dumb and then depressing.


You never liked Star Wars though, so why should we trust your judgement on a Star Wars movie? :shake:

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 2 January 2017, 17:33
by Josh
I want to know if Rogue One is better than The Force Awakens... the problem is that most people really liked The Force Awakens, whilst I'm sitting there thinking it's the second from worst one out of all of them.

I love the Assassin's Creed games, even though they're often criticised by many - the one in France was the only one I really didn't like. I think the historical side of things in the film looks interesting, but the trailers really put me off.

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 2 January 2017, 17:45
by Brenden
Josh wrote:I want to know if Rogue One is better than The Force Awakens... the problem is that most people really liked The Force Awakens, whilst I'm sitting there thinking it's the second from worst one out of all of them.

I thought it was more immediately enjoyable than The Force Awakens, but it has a lot of little grating flaws that bump it down overall.

Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postPosted: 3 January 2017, 01:23
by Mod
I thought it was a more interesting film than some of them. I liked some of the world building and the fast cuts all over the galaxy.
I like that it's the start of the spinoff trend and that it signals that producers are willing to greenlight different genre conventions for the Star Wars universe.

I think some of the callbacks were too forced. I think the blind Chinese staff fighter wasnt out of place for the SW from the amount of staffs used in the rpg games. Plus Ip Man/Donnie Yen is always a great actor to see.
Overall I think there was a great amount of talent in the film, Mads Mikkleson and Forest Whittakerr are always anazing but so was the always on point Ben Mendleson fresh from Bloodlines and drawing on his quiet menace from Animal Kingdom as well.

Reusing old footage from the earlier films was a nice touch but I didnt like cgi Moff Tarkin. It was fine enough but I'd rather they didn't make a habit of these really uncanny valley cgi characters like him and Snoke.

I think itll make one of my favourite Star Wars films. There's only a few I like consistently and theyre Empire Strikes Back, Force Awakens, Rogue One, and most of Revenge of the Sith.
If they just tore out most of the callbacks I'd be really happy.

I think one strongpoint of the new stuff is that more of the characters are likable than last time.
Oscar Isaac has enough on screen charisma to rival Harrison Ford at this point. If you're not sure on that I suggest you check out Ex Machina.