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Polly Planturret
post May 5 2019, 06:10 PM
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War Horse (2012)

I turned on the TV while I was waiting for a package and this was just showing on BBC One. I sat through the film and I can safely say that this was a fantastic film. The journey Joey goes through during the First World War is done through a fantastic presentation. There's lots of great things I saw in this movie such as Joey's bond with Topthorn, the tension in the battle scenes and the negative effects WWI had on Britain, as well as the Brits and Germans that were there to witness it. The soundtrack, cinematography and acting were also really good.
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post May 13 2019, 12:34 PM
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Recently, I saw Captain Marvel, A Star is Born. And I saw Blended with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore actually yesterday. All three were good!
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post May 17 2019, 05:13 PM
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Chevalier (2015):

A Greek movie focusing on a group of men engaging in competitive games on a boat. This may sound like one of those concepts you'd expect from a raunchy comedy film, but the film carries a more serious, grounded tone. It does a good job at displaying elements of masculinity and the weaknesses men often encounter in life throughout the film. It can get a bit too slow-paced at times though. 'Tis a good film overall

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post May 27 2019, 01:03 AM
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Jackie Brown:

This was the only Tarantino movie that I haven't seen, and I'm glad to have done so today. Tarantino brings in another interesting direction to this film, going with a great screenplay and great soundtrack as always. I also liked the scenes showing Jackie's stacks of records on her house, with her putting on a Delfonics vinyl on the turntable (Plus this was when CDs started to overtake vinyl as the biggest selling media format. There's also a seen in which Max Cherry buys a Delfonics cassette from a media store and plays it in his car while driving. The story takes a great look at its characters associated with a huge wad of cash that Samuel L Jackson's character Ordell Robbie has kept hidden back in Mexico. The money exchange scene showing the perspectives of three characters was also very interesting and excellently directed. What weighs this film down were that some parts felt slow and it also got confusing at some points. Nevertheless, it was an excellent film.
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post May 29 2019, 11:57 PM
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Shutter Island (2010)

I don't want to spoil anything for you, but I can safely say that watching this movie was a unique, absolutely gripping experience.


The DT32 way of watching Shutter Island:
1. Buy the film on DVD (not necessary if you have a copy in your DVD collection already)
2. Read the blurb on the back of the DVD box
3. If you're intrigued by the concept, insert the disc into a working DVD player
4. Sit back and watch the film with full concentration (...and enjoy!)
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post Jun 26 2019, 02:14 PM
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Iíve realised Iíve seen no new movies so far this yearÖ.that is a sad fact














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post Jun 26 2019, 02:42 PM
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Saw the first three Avengers movie. Really liked them, with Infinity War being my fave of the three.
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post Jun 27 2019, 08:36 AM
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This week I've watched Logan for the first time (that was a watch) and re-watched the first two Bond films.
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post Jul 2 2019, 12:50 AM
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Toy Story 4

Didn't find it as good as Toy Story 3, but still really liked it.
I like how they showed why Bo Peep wasn't in Toy Story 3, she was pretty badass here in this film. The villain wasn't the usual twist villain trope that is common in animated films nowadays, but instead revealed as a villain from some point in the first half (though she later goes through a reformation). Duke Caboom was pretty cool and while his flashback scene didn't leave me as teary eyed as Buzz realising he's just a toy in the first film, When She Loved Me in Toy Story 2 or Lotso's flashback from Toy Story 3 it was still a solid scene that made way for his development.


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post Jul 8 2019, 07:31 PM
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Prisoners (2013)

Such a mind-blowing film with fantastic foreshadowing.
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post Jul 11 2019, 11:11 PM
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I, Tonya (2017 [USA]/2018 [UK])

I did a review on Letterboxd in case anyone is interested: https://letterboxd.com/dalekturret32/films/reviews/
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post Jul 14 2019, 09:52 PM
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Saw the first half of Octopussy, which came up on TV while I was resting. I haven't sat down and watched a James Bond movie, with the exception of Spectre, so I took an opportunity to sit through most of it. I really liked what I saw from it, with the explorations of India, all the action and tension, Roger Moore playing James Bond and John Barry's fantastic soundtrack. Unfortunately, I was visiting another place for a few hours while watching it and I had to leave before I could finish it.
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post Jul 15 2019, 11:06 PM
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Birdman (2014)

Wasn't pulled in until 30 minutes in, but nevertheless, 'twas an great watch for me. Riggan Thompson can be an asshole at times, but you can connect with him since his motives and struggles are understandable and some details of his backstory add to why he wants to run this play. His washed up, down-on-his-luck irrelevant actor characteristics reminds me a bit of BoJack Horseman. It's also quite interesting that his actor Michael Keaton starred in two Batman movies around the same time Riggan starred in the Birdman trilogy at around the late 80's/early 90's (albeit in the fictional universe in the latter's case). The flack Birdman 3 received reminded me of the negative reception Batman Vs. Robin got in some way (even though Clooney was the Batman in that film instead of Keaton). The way they show the conscience of Riggan Thompson through a deep voice is presented really well, and the magic powers he bears is a crazy thing to expect from a film grounded in realism. I also love the scenes showing the play adaptation of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, since they are complete with fantastic cinematography and an amazing sense of drama with great stage acting to go with it. Another part I loved about the movie was during a conflict between Thompson and his daughter Sam at the point where Sam snaps and shouts to her father saying that his shelf-life has ended and he's too afraid to admit his irrelevance. I really like the way it was delivered.

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post Jul 26 2019, 08:02 AM
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Avengers Endgame
The Spider-Men 2019
The Lion King
Another Life
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post Jul 26 2019, 08:14 AM
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Recently saw:

The Avengers Endgame
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Red Joan
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post Aug 25 2019, 01:08 AM
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Forgot to post in here but I've only watched three so far!

A Star Is Born (Barbara Streisand/Kris Kristofferson version)
Toy Story 4
On The Basis Of Sex
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post Aug 25 2019, 02:33 PM
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Films I have seen this month.

Donnie Darko (2001)
Cube (1997)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse (2018)
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)
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post Sep 1 2019, 09:53 PM
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A Rainy Day In New York

Was not up for watching this after hearing that it was a rom-com, but I went to see it, eventually. Because

A. I was in another country that was showing this, and there wasn't any evidence of this being shown in the UK yet. The last time I saw a film before its UK release was American Animals from last year and I loved that film, so I took the opportunity to experience something similar like this again.
B. I heard from a close relative that Woody Allen rom-coms are the good kind, and they don't get too cheesy.


My thoughts on this?
Eh! For most of the film, I either felt bored or just wasn't interested. The acting was really good, I like the 1950's like atmosphere, the monologues were decent, there were a few comedic moments that gave me a chuckle and when there was music in the background, it was very pleasant. Also, it felt weird to hear mid 20th century lounge music in most of the film and hear a character's iPhone ringing at the same time.




The Incredibles 2

The long awaited-sequel to The Incredibles is out and after seeing it, I can say that it was just as incredible, if not a bit better than, its predecessor. The action scenes, as with the last Incredibles film, were very enjoyable to sit through. It also gives Elasti-girl some development involving with the plot with her and DevTech. Screenslaver's motives had a sense of cynicism and rebellion that reminded me a bit of FSociety from Mr. Robot. The babysitter plot could have easily weighed this down (thanks to how most plots in media falling into this category end up being obnoxious for the most part), but it was surprisingly enjoyable thanks to the relatable lines and emotions Bob Parr has to him; plus most of the scenes with him and Jack-Jack gave me a couple of chuckles.
Also, Frozone and Edna Mode returning was great to watch.




Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

I haven't seen any Fast & Furious movies, but I did see this spinoff. Usually, I don't see sequels to movies I haven't seen before, because most of the time, they rely on continuity from its predecessor (which is why I watched all the Avengers MCU movies in order). This doesn't rely on too much continuity, and ends up being a fun cop buddy movie (though not as great as Hot Fuzz), rather than feeling convoluted for those that haven't watched a single F&F movie. Jason Staham was just as hilarious as he was in the 2015 movie Spy as he sells the mostly pissed off character very well with some funny lines.
There were also times where it went over the top. One example of this was in a scene where Hobbs & Shaw try to bring a helicopter down while in a car. The car gets lifted up due to the large amount of weight, so they call for another car to lift both of the vehicles down. That car gets lifted up too, so the driver in that car calls for another car to lift it down, and it goes on until Idris Elba's character Brixton attempts to drive the vehicles clutching onto the helicopter off a cliff.
Edit: The moments that got me laughing so hard when I saw this in the cinema were the Mike Oxmall scene and the "Access denied!" scene that was teased in the trailers.


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