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Postby Turbo » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:35 pm

I watched the Cube film series again the other night. Whilst I agree about the shoddy acting across all three films, there is something I rather like about them. First one is on Netflix and the other two are much of the same.

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Postby Luke_X » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:11 am

The Grand Budapest Hotel - I can't work out if it is a terrible film or a great film. All I can say is I feel like it was both. I liked the camera work, set design and some of acting was great (Ralph Fiennes for example) but the animation/cgi, converluted plot and acting (Adrian Brody) was terrible. There was a ton of amazing actors in this that just seem so under and poorly used. 6/10 simply because I like Ralph Fiennes in this so much but I struggle to mark it higher.

Non Stop - a good script but just too predictable. Still enjoyable and keeps you watching. 7/10

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Postby Darkweasel » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:53 am

The Grand Budapest Hotel is brilliant.
Brilliant art design, well directed, and acted in an off-beat way.
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Postby Luke_X » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:33 am

Well it's the first thing I've seen Jude Law and thought he was good. One thing I'm not sure about is what's wity the beginning and end sequence. The boy with the toy gun and the girl with book play no part in the story so they weren't really needed.

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Postby Haldamir319 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:44 am

Luke_X wrote:Well it's the first thing I've seen Jude Law and thought he was good. One thing I'm not sure about is what's wity the beginning and end sequence. The boy with the toy gun and the girl with book play no part in the story so they weren't really needed.


Really? Have you seen Side Effects from 2013? That was a pretty nifty film. I thought he was also good in Contagion and Closer. I have a soft spot for Gattaca too.
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Postby Applecore » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:49 pm

Jude Law is also one of the few good things about eXistenZ.
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Postby Soze » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:18 pm

The Grand Budapest Hotel was my favourite film of last year...and it was a *very* strong year. Marvellous movie.

Saw Maps to the Stars the other night and really enjoyed it too. Had given up on Cronenberg after his previous couple but this was much better.

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Postby keera_envenomed » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:00 pm

Haldamir319 wrote:
Luke_X wrote:Well it's the first thing I've seen Jude Law and thought he was good. One thing I'm not sure about is what's wity the beginning and end sequence. The boy with the toy gun and the girl with book play no part in the story so they weren't really needed.


Really? Have you seen Side Effects from 2013? That was a pretty nifty film. I thought he was also good in Contagion and Closer. I have a soft spot for Gattaca too.


He's really good in Anna Karenina as well. Shame pretty much everyone else wasn't as good.
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Postby Smerphy » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:03 pm

Chef 8/10 - It's a charming little comedy, nothing to really laugh out loud at, but I was impressed by the complete lack of cheap jokes throughout the whole thing. Very enjoyable and I'd recommend it to any of you who want something easy to watch, especially after a heartwrenching 3 hour long war epic. :lol:
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Postby AnnihiSlateR » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:19 pm

Luke_X wrote:There's a documentary about the making of Only God Forgives which looks really interesting.

The one where they go into all the CGI that went into making the film?
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Postby Darkweasel » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:48 pm

Applecore wrote:Jude Law is also one of the few good things about eXistenZ.

I really cannot watch that film. Not because of Law, but because the whole thing is basically Fisher Price My First Cronenberg.
Elements of nearly all of his earlier work, but tamed down and sanitised for a younger, wider audience. I lost quite a bit of respect for him on that film.
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Postby Luke_X » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:24 pm

AnnihiSlateR wrote:
Luke_X wrote:There's a documentary about the making of Only God Forgives which looks really interesting.

The one where they go into all the CGI that went into making the film?


http://youtu.be/9poT-Qu_rlI

It's by his wife and documents the filming and production of the film up to Cannes.

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Postby AnnihiSlateR » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:11 pm

Luke_X wrote:
AnnihiSlateR wrote:
Luke_X wrote:There's a documentary about the making of Only God Forgives which looks really interesting.

The one where they go into all the CGI that went into making the film?


http://youtu.be/9poT-Qu_rlI

It's by his wife and documents the filming and production of the film up to Cannes.

Ah I see.

I was on about this.
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Re: movies

Postby Smerphy » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:05 pm

Rush - Beyond the Lighted Stage 8/10
Ida - 9/10
The Sound of Noise 8.5/10
Housebound 8/10 Can't recommend this one enough to all of you, Horror Comedy that delivers strongly on both.
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Postby AnnihiSlateR » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:47 pm

Watched a few films this weekend

Gleaming the Cube 2/5
Badlands - 5/5
Days Of Heaven 5/5
Better of Dead 3/5
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