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Despite Margots rivetting looks I could not even sit through focus. Chappie is complete cr@p but a bit of shallow escapist fun with lotsa explosions. I was already to hate Marigold but was actually pretty good. Tried interstellar and, even on the small screen, was pretty epic.

 

Had a crack at 50 shades of grey - **why hadn't I watched this before? Is this just the greatest movie ever? Acting with so many dimensions and a script that was anything but predictable? And what a moving, poignant ending - I'll be thinking about this one for many years!

 

**warning - sarcasm alert!!! :lol:

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I got chappie thinking at least my son will like it.... then I checked the rating and imdb advisory! Should have looked at that first.

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Had a crack at 50 shades of grey - **why hadn't I watched this before? Is this just the greatest movie ever? Acting with so many dimensions and a script that was anything but predictable? And what a moving, poignant ending - I'll be thinking about this one for many years!

 

**warning - sarcasm alert!!! :lol:

But were there boobs?

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Chappie, was a total disgrace... terrible movie.

 

Agree with Plaz, Ex-Machine was good. It is nice to see a movie that isn't made with a cookie cutter.

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So who's waiting for this Thursday when Jurassic World comes out?

I'll be up there with my fanboi hat on

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While you were sleeping was well.......... while I was sleeping

 

stil haven't seen a good Nicole Kidman movie (BMX bandits excepted)

 

Mad Max thursday :taz::taz::smile1::scooter:

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San Andreas is good fun.

 

biased huge rock fan review

 

I read recently that Dwayne Johnson may play Jack Burton for a remake of one of the greatest movies every made... Big Trouble in Little China, if anyone hasn't seen this movie... What is wrong with you?

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I hope this isn't yet another crap space movie.

 

 

 

The book was brilliant, one of the best I have read in a while... Like an action story for nerds, with science and problem solving instead of car chases and shoot-outs, I found it thrilling. Anyone familiar with the history of manned space flight would probably enjoy this book, it is hard to imagine the movie being bad if they are loyal to the book. Though Hollywood is responsible for some terrible atrocities in this regard.

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I read recently that Dwayne Johnson may play Jack Burton for a remake of one of the greatest movies every made... Big Trouble in Little China, if anyone hasn't seen this movie... What is wrong with you?

'Everybody relax, I'm here!'

'It's all in the reflexes!'

 

Some of Kurt Russell's best work, asking with Tango and Cash. Sometimes I just wish they'd leave well enough alone!

 

I wanna watch it again now...

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The book was brilliant, one of the best I have read in a while... Like an action story for nerds, with science and problem solving instead of car chases and shoot-outs, I found it thrilling. Anyone familiar with the history of manned space flight would probably enjoy this book, it is hard to imagine the movie being bad if they are loyal to the book. Though Hollywood is responsible for some terrible atrocities in this regard.

 

Yes, I thought the audiobook was great - MacGyver on Mars - with heaps of NASA cred.

 

Ridley Scott has a solid enough portfolio in SciFi movies, but Hollywood has a real knack of screwing with the story until it barely resembles the original.

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I don't know about this Ghostbusters remake with the girls in the main rolls. But just heard that Chris Hemsworth has got the roll of the receptionist originally played by Annie Potts.

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Just saw Interstellar a few days ago. Gotta agree with Plaz - what a crock of shit!!

 

On the other hand, really enjoyed the Imitation Game, based on the true story of Alan Turning during WWII.

 

Do yourself a favour......

 

Cheers

Ayto

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Just saw Interstellar a few days ago. Gotta agree with Plaz - what a crock of shit!!

 

On the other hand, really enjoyed the Imitation Game, based on the true story of Alan Turning during WWII.

 

Do yourself a favour......

 

Cheers

Ayto

 

 

Imitation Game was good but did not really acknowledge the Polish contribution of the 'Bombe' machine. Still, at least it was more accurate than that U571 bollox :sly:

 

Interstellar made no sense. If 'they' could create a 4d space/time fold, why couldn't they create it in front of the bookshelf?

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I enjoyed Interstellar, granted I'm good at parking my brain outside and enjoying anything (heck, I even enjoyed Your Highness!!!), but won't lie - the bookshelf stuff, especially towards the end, was meh....

 

Imitation Game was great. What movie 'based on a true story' is really completely based on it. Real life is boring.

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Went to see Jurassic World on Saturday.

 

Exactly what I expected. Full of action, a bit of romance, a bit of a storyline, great special effects. I wouldn't give it an academy award for acting, but a great way to spend the evening.

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Imitation Game was good but did not really acknowledge the Polish contribution of the 'Bombe' machine. Still, at least it was more accurate than that U571 bollox :sly:

 

Interstellar made no sense. If 'they' could create a 4d space/time fold, why couldn't they create it in front of the bookshelf?

 

Have you seen the latest sub movie "Black Sea" with Jude Law? Good intentions but the final scene is so ridiculously implausible it kinda makes you wonder why they even bothered....

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Still one of my favorite sub scenes is the emergency surface in the hunt for red October. Imagine riding that? I can't for the life of me remember the old ww2 movie I used to love, it was a yearly regular weekend movie. Where the nazi sub and US destroyer are hunting each other.

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Still one of my favorite sub scenes is the emergency surface in the hunt for red October. Imagine riding that? I can't for the life of me remember the old ww2 movie I used to love, it was a yearly regular weekend movie. Where the nazi sub and US destroyer are hunting each other.

 

I was very impressed by Das Boot.

 

I also had an old-time fave in 'The Bedford Incident' - a cold-war Russian-Sub & USA-Destroyer thriller, that ends with the sub being destroyed and the Destroyer being vaporized. Of course, these days, the 'action' scenes look like plastic boats in a bath-tub... it's amazing how your willingness to suspend disbelief is changed by advances in special effects etc.

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Have you seen the latest sub movie "Black Sea" with Jude Law? Good intentions but the final scene is so ridiculously implausible it kinda makes you wonder why they even bothered....

 

Nearly picked it up as an alternative to Interstellar, then put it back. Sounds like an even decision!

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Still one of my favorite sub scenes is the emergency surface in the hunt for red October. Imagine riding that? I can't for the life of me remember the old ww2 movie I used to love, it was a yearly regular weekend movie. Where the nazi sub and US destroyer are hunting each other.

Could be ' the Sea Wolves' and another one was 'Above Us, the Waves' but the scenario was reversed in the latter.

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I'm sure that's the one MM. Thanks. One of those regular, once a year every year weaken movies.

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EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!

 

 

My wife took our youngest to see the Lego Movie when it first came out. He loved it, but she said it was the worst movie she'd ever seen, and unless I bought her another diamond ring, I'd have to watch it with him when it came out on video.

 

Well, no diamond was forthcoming, so I just kept putting of the video. It was finally on Foxtel on the weekend, so he recorded it, and I couldn't get out of it.

 

I enjoyed it. Whilst not envoking any great intellectual stimulation, it was fun to sit & watch it with the kids. Even my 19yr old daughter enjoyed it. There was a plethora of stars, from Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell & Channing Tatum, to Shaq O'neal playing a lego Shaq, and Anthony Daniels (the voice of C3PO in the original Star Wars Movies), playing a lego C3PO.

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Got it at the Souq. In Bahrain we're already watching Star Wars 8. (spoiler: Rey is the love child of Skywalker and Leia's incestuous affair)

I just watched 9 at Yoyo's joint.

 

Turns out that Chewbacca is actually Darth Vader in Disguise. I was like Wtf! Didn't see that coming....

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Have you all seen Everest? (not sure if you've covered it here yet but I did a search and it came up with zip)

I think it would be very interesting to get a Triathlete's/Endurance athlete's impression of this movie/even (it is based on the true story of the fateful 1996 everest attempts).

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Revenant looks right up my alley. Will be seeing it for sure.

 

Hateful Eight starts Thursday. See it in 70mm print for the first week. Going Thurs in town. SPEWING I missed tickets to Cremorne Orpheum for Wed night. Live Q and A with QT, Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson.

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I saw Everest and thought it was good and very true the book, Into Thin Air. The thing is, the book is outstanding so I found myself comparing the film to the book.

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The Big Short. Hmnnn - never thought I'd get an economics lecture from a naked Margot Robbie in bubble bath - I don't think I will ever forget the nuances of "sub prime loans" as long as I live.... :)

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The Big Short. Hmnnn - never thought I'd get an economics lecture from a naked Margot Robbie in bubble bath - I don't think I will ever forget the nuances of "sub prime loans" as long as I live.... :)

Saw The Big Short last night. I dun git it but wanted to like it. :shy:

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Hateful 8. 70mm Roadshow at George St, Randwick Ritz and Cremorne Orpheum until Thurs I think, then in normal cinemas.

 

The 70mm roadshow was good, a real nostalgic event for 45+ year olds who remember the short-backed velour movie seats at the Cronulla Cinema, Kogarah Roxy or whatever it was called, the organ on stage playing at overture and intermission and the audible sound of the projector during quiet moments. The extra wide angle was great with the cinematography in this flick.

 

Started with an overture, highlights of the soundtrack for 5 minutes with a graphic on screen. ZERO ads and trailers for other flicks. I would pay $10 extra to not have to watch 25 minutes of advertising every film FFS.

 

This showing has an intermission which divided the film nicely. If you are a Tarantino fan you will enjoy it, the dialogue between Kurt Russell and SamLJ's characters is up to Tarantino's usual standard. Jennifer Jason Leigh is brilliant as is Tim Roth who had some great lines and was very funny. The first act builds suspense and sets up the last 45 minutes where the mystery unfolds and the violence ensues. It is strange, this is probably the most graphic violence in any of his movies but you cannot help but crack up laughing at the absurdity of it. The mystery continues until the final scene

 

I found the subplot exploring racism and prejudice pretty overt and will probably not go down too well with the gun totin' crackers in the US. The Chapterisation of the film is getting a little old I reckon as is nigger and mofo a little. Tarantino has dined out on his formula for a decade or more now, nothing will ever come close to Pulp Fiction for mine and this one doesn't either. He reckons he has 2 movies left before he retires, I hope he makes a total change in direction and surprises the shit out of us all for the next one.

 

Initially I gave it 5 smoking six-shooters out of 5, but on reflection I might drop that back to 4/5 only because I am a tragic. If you haven't liked any of his others, don't bother. If you have, go see it. You know what to expect and he delivers as always.

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See, I loved Pulp Fiction (rest of the cinema was disgusted at me when I laughed at the OD scene), Kill Bills are in my all time favs, but Reservoir Dogs did zero for me. Haven't seen his others.

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So there's a big 'Oscars are white' thing going on because not enough black actors etc have been nominated in the last year or two. I do have to wonder, have there been any performances where a lack of nomination was questionable?

 

I remember the year Sidney Poitier received his lifetime achievement award (most deservedly) Denzel won for Training Day (I get why Russell Crowe didn't win for A Beautiful Mind; he shoulda kept his mouth shut) but Haley Berry for Monsters Ball, which was just a bloody awful movie.

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yeah i don't get it, it crops up now and again. But there are thousands and thousands of voters, so hopefully their is a good slip of not just back or white but all cultures. Next year they may say the academy has something against the poms.

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So there's a big 'Oscars are white' thing going on because not enough black actors etc have been nominated in the last year or two. I do have to wonder, have there been any performances where a lack of nomination was questionable?

 

I remember the year Sidney Poitier received his lifetime achievement award (most deservedly) Denzel won for Training Day (I get why Russell Crowe didn't win for A Beautiful Mind; he shoulda kept his mouth shut) but Haley Berry for Monsters Ball, which was just a bloody awful movie.

 

Director of Selma was African American and female. Should have been nominated.

Lead actor in Selma was an Englishman of Nigerian descent. Should have been nominated

Neither nominated. all 20 acting noms were caucasian.

 

The film was nominated for best picture and won best original song for Glory. Could have been up for Production design, costume. After seeing it I was astounded David Oleyowo didn't win best actor for playing MLK.

 

I think in the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma, it was seized upon that the voters are white, elderly, probably predominantly Jewish males . Al Sharpton whipped it up. It must be noted that 12 years a slave won best pic the year before and also got a supporting actress win.

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In 2012, the results of a study conducted by the Los Angeles Times were published describing the demographic breakdown of approximately 88% of AMPAS' voting membership. Of the 5,100+ active voters confirmed, 94% were Caucasian, 77% were male, and 54% were found to be over the age of 60. 33% of voting members are former nominees (14%) and winners (19%).[31]

 

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In 2012, the results of a study conducted by the Los Angeles Times were published describing the demographic breakdown of approximately 88% of AMPAS' voting membership. Of the 5,100+ active voters confirmed, 94% were Caucasian, 77% were male, and 54% were found to be over the age of 60. 33% of voting members are former nominees (14%) and winners (19%).[31]

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Clearly old white guys are more qualified. Move along, nothing to see here. (sarcasm)

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