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BristolUK Jan 7th 2020 11:42 pm

2020 - movies seen this year
 
Up and running

beckiwoo Jan 8th 2020 3:42 pm

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Star Wars movie - good but predictable

Danny B Jan 8th 2020 6:28 pm

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Marriage Story on Netflix. Load of old bollocks. Turned it off after 25 minutes.

Oink Jan 8th 2020 7:14 pm

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Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12787229)
Marriage Story on Netflix. Load of old bollocks. Turned it off after 25 minutes.

Good to know.

Uncut Gems was pretty decent just don't have any caffeine beforehand. :lol:

scrubbedexpat091 Jan 8th 2020 7:23 pm

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Brittany Runs a Marathon, it was on Shaw On Demand, not great, not horrible, good enough to keep my attention.


Jingsamichty Jan 24th 2020 8:17 am

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Went to see 1917... don't understand what all the fuss is about.

The story is absurd, the characters one-dimensional and the whole thing is overly sentimental. The cinematography is very good but I felt I was watching the movie version of a play. Underwhelmed.

MillieF Jan 24th 2020 11:51 pm

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Good God how bad is this! We are in the last week of January and we aren’t going!

My kid is off watching the new Jumanji tonight which sounds fun...and I will go on my own to the cheap seats on Tuesday (how sad does that sound). I will let you know how it pans out...

1917 is disappointing Jings! I had high hopes!

BristolUK Jan 25th 2020 12:17 am

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Originally Posted by MillieF (Post 12795312)
Good God how bad is this! We are in the last week of January and we aren’t going!

Going where?

...I will go on my own to the cheap seats on Tuesday (how sad does that sound)
I used to go the cinema a lot on my own. I always took the view that why do you need someone with you...unless you're going to be one of those annoying buggers who yak all the way through. :rofl:

Obviously it's nice to discuss what you've seen but that needn't be immediately.

MillieF Jan 25th 2020 12:50 am

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12795315)
Going where?

I used to go the cinema a lot on my own. I always took the view that why do you need someone with you...unless you're going to be one of those annoying buggers who yak all the way through. :rofl:

Obviously it's nice to discuss what you've seen but that didn't be immediately.

It’s a date Bristol...you know where to find me...

The sad thing is that a great swathe of people I work with don’t move one inch from home...and I fully support that decision because it’s cold and horrible.

“Somehow” we need to enfranchise them in to be budging out! Given our freezing temperatures for such long periods, I can’t work how this Cultural hibernation might become economically feasible for anyone?


I love the cinema on my own...but I’m scared of the drive there and back...pathetic, but true!

DandNHill Jan 27th 2020 12:03 am

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I’ve heard good things about Just Mercy. Just checked and it’s getting a bit late to see at the cinema...

Danny B Jan 27th 2020 3:28 pm

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I watched "The Good Liar" last night. I enjoyed it. 6.5/10 from me.


Jingsamichty Feb 3rd 2020 2:01 pm

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Went to see "The Personal History of David Copperfield" this weekend. What a thing of joy it was. Absolutely fantastic from start to finish, the script, the acting, the production... it's been a while since I came out of a move feeling so uplifted. It was written and directed by Armando Ianucci so you know it's going to be a winner. Can't recommend highly enough.

BristolUK Feb 3rd 2020 5:05 pm

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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12800837)
Went to see "The Personal History of David Copperfield" this weekend. What a thing of joy it was. Absolutely fantastic from start to finish, the script, the acting, the production... it's been a while since I came out of a move feeling so uplifted. .

Magical. :whistle:

:getcoat:

Danny B Feb 3rd 2020 5:16 pm

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I watched that Taylor Swift documentary on Netflix last night. I'm not a fan of her music, but I was amazed at her song writing ability. It was fascinating to watch her put a song together. Solid 9/10 from me.

Pulaski Feb 3rd 2020 7:08 pm

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We were at a bit of a loose end yesterday and so went to see Knives Out - it is excellent, and thoroughly recommended if you like Agatha Christie style mysteries. Daniel Craig's accent is a bit weird, but the story has multiple twists, all the way to the end.

It has been out a couple of months, so won't be around at cinemas for much longer (I think that it still is at cinemas, says something about how good it is), but catch it when it appears on Netflix or your preferred streaming service. :)

Jingsamichty Feb 3rd 2020 7:41 pm

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Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12801063)
We were at a bit of a loose end yesterday and so went to see Knives Out - it is excellent, and thoroughly recommended if you like Agatha Christie style mysteries. Daniel Craig's accent is a bit weird, but the story has multiple twists, all the way to the end.

It has been out a couple of months, so won't be around at cinemas for much longer (I think that it still is at cinemas, says something about how good it is), but catch it when it appears on Netflix or your preferred streaming service. :)

Indeed, I mentioned it in the 2019 movie thread... really excellent film and totally recommended for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

Danny B Feb 10th 2020 1:59 pm

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I'm not sure if I mentioned Parasite in the 2019 movie thread, but I was reading the news this morning and noticed that it won best picture at the Oscars last night. I know some of you philistines don't like movies with subtitles, but this is definitely worth a watch

Paul_Shepherd Feb 10th 2020 4:45 pm

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Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12801063)
We were at a bit of a loose end yesterday and so went to see Knives Out - it is excellent, and thoroughly recommended if you like Agatha Christie style mysteries. Daniel Craig's accent is a bit weird, but the story has multiple twists, all the way to the end.

It has been out a couple of months, so won't be around at cinemas for much longer (I think that it still is at cinemas, says something about how good it is), but catch it when it appears on Netflix or your preferred streaming service. :)


I agree, wasn't too sure what to expect....thinking it maybe your run of the mill whodunnit movie, but I was very pleasantly surprised, its so much more than that, so many twists....and very clever well written twists! and a great cast too. Highly recommended!

Atlantic Xpat Feb 11th 2020 2:07 pm

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Watched JoJo Rabbit the other day on a plane. Funny, Poignant, sad. Worth seeking out.
Also Terminator Dark Fate. Ok if you want to unhook your brain for a couple of hours but nothing more to it than that,

Danny B Feb 11th 2020 4:09 pm

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I went to the movies on Sunday and watched Guy Ritchie's new movie "The Gentlemen"

If you enjoyed Snatch & Lock stock, you will enjoy this. 9/10 from me.

Jingsamichty Feb 12th 2020 7:27 am

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Watched "Red Joan" last night. Based on a true story of a young woman who passed atomic secrets to the Russians in WW2, then finally got caught in 1999. It was OK, quite enjoyable way to pass an hour and a half.

Shard Feb 14th 2020 9:03 am

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Marriage Story - awesome
1917 - awesome

Keen to go and see Parasite next. I have a feeling it will be awesome.

BristolUK Feb 14th 2020 1:35 pm

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Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12806514)
- awesome - awesome awesome.

I don't think you needed to say you have Canadian citizenship on that other thread. It's obvious. :rofl:

beckiwoo Feb 16th 2020 10:05 pm

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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12794912)
Went to see 1917... don't understand what all the fuss is about.

The story is absurd, the characters one-dimensional and the whole thing is overly sentimental. The cinematography is very good but I felt I was watching the movie version of a play. Underwhelmed.


Originally Posted by MillieF (Post 12795312)

1917 is disappointing Jings! I had high hopes!


Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12806514)
1917 - awesome

so...it’s a mixed bag for 1917 then?

Shard Feb 17th 2020 8:48 pm

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12806613)
I don't think you needed to say you have Canadian citizenship on that other thread. It's obvious. :rofl:

Just sayin' eh

Shard Feb 17th 2020 8:52 pm

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No new films, but watched Midnight Cowboy again as it's been put on Netflix. Probably a good 30 years since I first saw it (which is crazy, because it predates then) and it's definitely a lot more psychedelic than I remembered. Also interesting to see John Voight as a young man, and flashes of his future daugher Angelina Jolie in his eyes. In fact on one scene, Dustin Hoffman even foreshadowed his performance in as Rain Man. Movie making has definitely come a long way in the decades since Midnight Cowboy was made. Anyway, was glad to see it again.

BristolUK Feb 18th 2020 1:25 am

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Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12808017)
No new films, but watched Midnight Cowboy again as it's been put on Netflix. Probably a good 30 years since I first saw it (which is crazy, because it predates then) and it's definitely a lot more psychedelic than I remembered. Also interesting to see John Voight as a young man, and flashes of his future daugher Angelina Jolie in his eyes. In fact on one scene, Dustin Hoffman even foreshadowed his performance in as Rain Man. Movie making has definitely come a long way in the decades since Midnight Cowboy was made. Anyway, was glad to see it again.

Always been one of my favourites.
(Final season - 8th - of Homeland has started.)

Shard Feb 19th 2020 8:23 am

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12808106)
Always been one of my favourites.
(Final season - 8th - of Homeland has started.)

Don't I know it! Gosh you have a good memory Bristol. I quite liked the episode, but there was a bit of a 'here we go again' feeling. A new but familiar plotline about to be rolled out, and Carrie solving it all. Anyway, looking forward to finishing the series.

BristolUK Feb 19th 2020 12:56 pm

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Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12808638)
Don't I know it! Gosh you have a good memory Bristol. I quite liked the episode, but there was a bit of a 'here we go again' feeling. A new but familiar plotline about to be rolled out, and Carrie solving it all. Anyway, looking forward to finishing the series.

I've not seen it yet but you should take a look for the French equivalent Le Bureau des Légendes (The Bureau) Once I discovered it, I was hooked and watched every episode so far without watching anything else. Never done that before.

Season 5 comes soon so that may resurrect past seasons, otherwise the usual unofficial streaming sites.

Shard Feb 20th 2020 7:35 am

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12808717)
I've not seen it yet but you should take a look for the French equivalent Le Bureau des Légendes (The Bureau) Once I discovered it, I was hooked and watched every episode so far without watching anything else. Never done that before.

Season 5 comes soon so that may resurrect past seasons, otherwise the usual unofficial streaming sites.

Haven't heard of it. Will look out for it.

Danny B Feb 21st 2020 3:25 pm

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Best tweet ever :rofl:


Jingsamichty Mar 6th 2020 7:23 am

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Went to see Parasite last night... loved it!!! Very original and entertaining movie, really enjoyable.

Shard Mar 6th 2020 3:36 pm

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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12816829)
Went to see Parasite last night... loved it!!! Very original and entertaining movie, really enjoyable.

Wasn't it fantastic ! A very well deserved Oscar.

scot47 Mar 6th 2020 5:12 pm

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9214832/

Going to this tonight. Told one of the nurses at the clinic. "From a novel by Jane Austen," says I.

"Who is Jane Austen ?" says she

BristolUK Mar 6th 2020 7:58 pm

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Originally Posted by scot47 (Post 12817066)


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...1071b35bf5.jpg
Hey, Willy Wonka is in it?
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...597da0916.jpeg

:rofl:



Shard Mar 6th 2020 8:03 pm

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12817132)

:rofl:

Shard Mar 7th 2020 7:19 pm

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Originally Posted by Oink (Post 12787264)
Good to know.

Uncut Gems was pretty decent just don't have any caffeine beforehand. :lol:

In the process of watching. 10-20 mins at a time over the past week or so. Concentration is not what it was ! Not bad, interesting to see Sandler in a semi-serious role.

Is the new pic, you?



Danny B Aug 25th 2020 3:27 pm

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I am watching Tenet tomorrow night at my local cinema.

This movie is from Chris Nolan, the writer/director of those other mind bending movies, Interstellar, Inception etc. Can't wait.

Danny B Aug 27th 2020 2:30 pm

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COVID cinema experience review:

Limited concessions available, no tickets to be shown (trust basis I guess?) in a huge auditorium of several hundred, they were approx 20 people, and about 4 wearing a mask.

The movie itself was good, it has a complicated plot, so glad I didn't go in stoned as I would have been completely lost. I had to go online after I got home to figure out the ending.

Solid 7/10


Oink Aug 29th 2020 6:47 am

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I worked on this movie. https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/target-number-one


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