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Oppenheimer, very much enjoyed it, excellent performances from Murphy and Downey Jr and really well written with a multi faceted story.

 

Asteroid City, I can see why it's had mixed reviews as it's much a story about nothing really but as a Wes Anderson fan I loved it! 

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On 01/05/2023 at 17:39, Monkeys Fist said:

Bored. 
Been to the beach to walk the hairy shit-machine, made, and eaten, a Roast Beef dinner, watched Gladiator with Mrs. Fist fizzing at the slit. 
 

So, top ten films. 
 

Gladiator ( :lol:

Raging Bull

Big Lebowski

Withnail and I 

Apocalypse Now

Perfume ( The Story of a Murderer). 

Godfather ( I &II) 

Star Wars ( IV- VI)

High Plains Drifter

Young Frankenstein 


Loads I could’ve listed, but I’ll watch these any time. 


Nice list, includes some of my favourites . Mine can change from time to time but usually features the following: 

 

Goodfellas

The Apartment

The Odd Couple

Dial M for Murder

Rear Window

Star Wars, A New Hope

The Godfather

The Matrix (the first one, all the sequels were shite)

Sunset Blvd

Breathless

 

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6 minutes ago, Dr Gloom said:


Nice list, includes some of my favourites . Mine can change from time to time but usually features the following: 

 

Goodfellas

The Apartment

The Odd Couple

Dial M for Murder

Rear Window

Star Wars, A New Hope

The Godfather

The Matrix (the first one, all the sequels were shite)

Sunset Blvd

Breathless

 

That's not Old School, that's Gold School.

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1 hour ago, Dr Gloom said:

Goodfellas

I’m ashamed to realise I missed this off, and Casino, which are basically the same film. 
 

To be honest, there’s loads I could swap in and out of the list, depending on mood. 

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Depends if we're talking about favourite films, or if we're talking about greatest films. 

 

Favourites, or ones that I can rewatch endlessly

 

Godfather 1 & 2

Aliens

Avengers: Endgame (fuck you all)

12 Angry Men

Back to the Future

Die Hard

Matrix

Good Will Hunting

Any Given Sunday

Dark Knight

Jurassic Park

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23 minutes ago, The Fish said:

Depends if we're talking about favourite films, or if we're talking about greatest films. 

 

Favourites, or ones that I can rewatch endlessly

 

Godfather 1 & 2

Aliens

Avengers: Endgame (fuck you all)

12 Angry Men

Back to the Future

Die Hard

Matrix

Good Will Hunting

Any Given Sunday

Dark Knight

Jurassic Park


nice list - some first class popcorn flicks in there. And Avengers 

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6 minutes ago, Dr Gloom said:


nice list - some first class popcorn flicks in there. And Avengers 

:lol: I know it won't be to everyone's taste, and Avengers Infinity War is perhaps a better standalone movie. But Endgame was a good movie, with a load of fan service thrown in, felt like a worthwhile culmination of 21 movies.

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On 02/07/2023 at 08:06, The Fish said:

Extraction 2. Really good action set pieces. Kind of a throw back to early 00's film like The Equaliser 

 

Fun way to kill a couple of hours.


The Equaliser that came out in 2014? ;) 

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14 hours ago, Kid Dynamite said:


The Equaliser that came out in 2014? ;) 

Did it? Jesus Christ, feel like it was out when I was at Uni. High probability I'm confusing it with another similar film. Maybe Man on Fire?

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Took the day off work today with the intention of solo walking in the Cheviots, couldn't cancel it, so binned the walk off with the rain and treated myself to Oppenheimer in iMax instead.  First time I've been to the cinema to see an adult film in years (not that type MF).

 

Anyway, the seats are lush and it's going to be hard going back to the pleb seats after that. You need them for the 3 hour film plus 30 mins of adverts though. What have I just seen? I enjoyed it but this was much more like an Oliver Stone film than a Christopher Nolan one. I loved the science/war part but was less keen on the Mccarthyism witch hunt plot which bookended it. I remember Nolan insisted no CGI was used in the film which showed, Trinity looked like a banger going off in my back garden. A solid 7/10 and hope it gets some people interested in physics. It's an amazing story.

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1 hour ago, Renton said:

Took the day off work today with the intention of solo walking in the Cheviots, couldn't cancel it, so binned the walk off with the rain and treated myself to Oppenheimer in iMax instead.  First time I've been to the cinema to see an adult film in years (not that type MF).

 

Anyway, the seats are lush and it's going to be hard going back to the pleb seats after that. You need them for the 3 hour film plus 30 mins of adverts though. What have I just seen? I enjoyed it but this was much more like an Oliver Stone film than a Christopher Nolan one. I loved the science/war part but was less keen on the Mccarthyism witch hunt plot which bookended it. I remember Nolan insisted no CGI was used in the film which showed, Trinity looked like a banger going off in my back garden. A solid 7/10 and hope it gets some people interested in physics. It's an amazing story.

 

I found it refreshing to see no CGI. Modern day cinema is saturated with it now.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Anorthernsoul said:

 

I found it refreshing to see no CGI. Modern day cinema is saturated with it now.

 

 

 

 

"So I said to my wife, for the best special effects, we must go to Don Ray Harryhausen"

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I don't mind good CGI, loads of films use them and you don't even realise it.

 

The issue is the bad CGI. The early attempts at de-ageing, sometimes where they replace people in their entirety the CGI-people lack weight and natural movement. 

 

Like Superman's moustache removal. It was so badly done that the disbelief that I'd already suspended for people shooting lasers out of their eyes, just couldn't be suspended any more and it took me out of the movie. 

 

But then the CGI in 1949, or where it's used to fill in landscapes or crowd shots is fine. And obviously stuff like Avatar is amazing visually.

 

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On 03/08/2023 at 11:30, The Fish said:

I don't mind good CGI, loads of films use them and you don't even realise it.

 

The issue is the bad CGI. The early attempts at de-ageing, sometimes where they replace people in their entirety the CGI-people lack weight and natural movement. 

 

Like Superman's moustache removal. It was so badly done that the disbelief that I'd already suspended for people shooting lasers out of their eyes, just couldn't be suspended any more and it took me out of the movie. 

 

But then the CGI in 1949, or where it's used to fill in landscapes or crowd shots is fine. And obviously stuff like Avatar is amazing visually.

 

 

I don't mind it either, it's elevated cinema to another realm obviously.

 

But this is such a fascinating and complex bit of history it doesn't need any CGI. Simple as that really.

 

 

 

 

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On 04/08/2023 at 15:28, Anorthernsoul said:

 

I don't mind it either, it's elevated cinema to another realm obviously.

 

But this is such a fascinating and complex bit of history it doesn't need any CGI. Simple as that really.

 

 

 

 

 

And yet despite being in an iMax, the explosion gave no idea of scale and looked nothing like the library film (some of which are utterly amazing btw, as they were shot at an amazing 3,000,000 fps!). Nolan said he wanted to focus on the characters reactions, which is fair enough, but he let his purity to avoid CGI get in the way here imo. Still a cracking film though and will clear up in the Oscars, I'd be amazed if Murphy doesn't win best actor.

 

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