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Postby Jobdone » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:39 am

Soze wrote:
Jobdone wrote:Society

Further proving the point that you never know what you're gonna get with 80s horrors, Society begins as a tale of a man feeling out of place in his hometown and suffering from supposed paranoia, and eventually develops into a very odd orgy and general craziness.

7.5/10


I haven't seen this since it first came out, remember it being absolutely bonkers! Might rewatch it, see how it holds up.


If nothing else, the physical effects have held up an absolute treat. Done by the same guy that worked on Big Trouble in Little China, Predator and Nightmare on Elm 3&4.

But yeah, absolutely nuts movie in general. Had no idea where it was going to go, but that climax was fucking amazing.
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Postby NeglectedField » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:14 am

Just saw Spectre. It was alright, I guess?

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Postby Turbo » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:48 pm

NeglectedField wrote:Just saw Spectre. It was alright, I guess?




Weakest Bond movie I have ever watched. Fairly averagely exciting beginning, a bit more action towards the end but the middle. Borefest. I was really disappointed. Literately the only highlight was the 15 minutes or so screen time Christoph Waltz got. That said...


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...keeping his character alive might be a set up for a far better sequel. Which I hope he acts in.

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Postby bloodfiend » Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:48 pm

Turbo wrote:Weakest Bond movie I have ever watched. Fairly averagely exciting beginning, a bit more action towards the end but the middle. Borefest. I was really disappointed.


Just out of interest how many have you watched?

I haven't seen it yet, but I'd be very surprised if it was worse than A View To A Kill, Octopussy, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun and The World Is Not Enough....it must be very bad if it is.

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Postby Turbo » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:30 pm

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Turbo wrote:Weakest Bond movie I have ever watched. Fairly averagely exciting beginning, a bit more action towards the end but the middle. Borefest. I was really disappointed.


Just out of interest how many have you watched?

I haven't seen it yet, but I'd be very surprised if it was worse than A View To A Kill, Octopussy, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun and The World Is Not Enough....it must be very bad if it is.



I have watched them all. Including Never Say Never Again.

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Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:12 pm

bloodfiend wrote:
Turbo wrote:Weakest Bond movie I have ever watched. Fairly averagely exciting beginning, a bit more action towards the end but the middle. Borefest. I was really disappointed.


Just out of interest how many have you watched?

I haven't seen it yet, but I'd be very surprised if it was worse than A View To A Kill, Octopussy, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun and The World Is Not Enough....it must be very bad if it is.


All better than any of the Bourne/Mission Impossible inspired modern Bond movies IMO.

All CGI and fast paced action without any charm or humour (which is abundant in the books). The real stunts are made to seem insignificant due to the editing/over production. Watching some of the chase scenes in them actually gives me a headache and are difficult to follow, they're definitely made for the computer game player generation. :lol:

Not seen the new one yet so can't comment on it, but I will do at some point in the next week or two, in the local art cinema (with a Martini 8)) .
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Postby Turbo » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:00 pm

I really like the Bourne films. Tom Cruise can fuck himself with a frozen turd though. Watched the first M:I and thought it was crap.


As for my least favourite Bond films, I think Roger Moore was a bit of a joke really so alot of his films feature here. Excluding the two with Jaws because Jaws rocks. Prefer Timothy Dalton and Lazenby to Moore. Best was obviously Goldeneye. Brosnan is the best Bond.
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Postby NeglectedField » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:05 pm

It wasn't as bad as Quantum of Solace and it was definitely worth it (then again I do go see Bond in the cinema without fail), but it didn't hit me like most Bond films of recent times did. Skyfall was a proper rollercoaster ride, and this one wasn't. Perhaps it set the bar too high.

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Postby Turbo » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:15 pm

Skyfall was probably the film that changed my views of Daniel Craig as Bond. Was a bit meh at first. I love the dark feel to his films, a far cry from the light hearted Roger Moore ones. Just feel so much is missing. It was all about gadgets and stuff which are largely absent. Sure Bond has gone out the last four films armed only with a handgun and a watch and the cars make an appearance every so often.

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Postby NeglectedField » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:39 pm

Q showing off the gadgets was always my favourite part as a kid. Nowadays I strangely like the ones the most where MI5 or at least M or Q are in real trouble or there's some massive security compromise of some sort. Puts me more on edge, which I like.

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Postby Turbo » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:37 pm

Agreed. Its a good new direction but just felt they shouldn't have held back on Spectre.

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Postby Haldamir319 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:52 am

I enjoyed Spectre, but it wasn't anywhere near on the level Skyfall was (which, imo, is possibly the best of all Bond films - and vastly better than all the other Daniel Craig ones).

Despite liking it, though, I thought it was the third best spy/espionage based film I've seen this year - 1. Kingsman 2. the new Mission: Impossible 3. Spectre. 1 was brilliant, 2 was surprisingly very good, 3 is fine.
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Postby Johnny Tightlips » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:59 am

Right, if we're doing Bond, lets do it properly.

My best to worst Bond, starting with the best-

Licence to Kill
The Living Daylights
GoldenEye
Goldfinger
Skyfall
Tomorrow Never Dies
You Only Live Twice
From Russia with Love
Dr. No
Live and Let Die
The Man with the Golden Gun
The World Is Not Enough
The Spy Who Loved Me
Moonraker
Casino Royale
Diamonds Are Forever
A View to a Kill
For Your Eyes Only
Octopussy
Thunderball
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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Die Another Day
Quantum of Solace

The last two were so utterly atrocious they don't deserve to be anywhere near the main list.

Not seen Spectre yet so can't comment on that.

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Re: movies

Postby bloodfiend » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:31 am

License To Kill at No1?? wow, I hate that film!

For me:

1. Skyfall
2. From Russia With Love
3. The Living Daylights
4. You Only Live Twice
5. Golden Eye
6. Live And Let Die
7. Goldfinger
8. Casino Royale
9. For Your Eyes Only
10. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
11. Dr No
12. The Spy Who Loved Me

(big gap between the good ones and the shit ones)

13. The Man With The Golden Gun
14. Thunderball
15. Die Another Day
16. Moonraker
17. Never Say Never Again
18. Diamonds Are Forever
19. License To Kill
20. Octopussy
21. Tomorrow Never Dies
22. Quantum Of Solace
23. The World Is Not Enough
24. A View To A Kill

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Re: movies

Postby Raven » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:34 pm

no no stop getting bong wrong!