Whatcha Been Watching?

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by clippa » October 14th, 2019, 6:51 am

He looks like a poundshop Keanu in this. I'd never seen him before, but he didn't really stand out.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by FemalePheromones » October 15th, 2019, 11:28 am

I saw Alien in 4K for it's 40th anniversary at the beginning of the year. Absolutely loved it. I need to remember to keep an eye out for when cinemas are showing classic films.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Caligulas Horse » October 15th, 2019, 12:19 pm

FemalePheromones wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 11:28 am
I saw Alien in 4K for it's 40th anniversary at the beginning of the year. Absolutely loved it. I need to remember to keep an eye out for when cinemas are showing classic films.
I want to do this more but I was a bit put off by my experience when I went to see the original Halloween last year, it was like most of the audience were just there to take the piss out of it, it was non-stop belly laughs from start to finish. I tried not to let it bother me too much, I felt like maybe I was just being a miserable nerd but either way it's made me think twice about seeing other films where there is a possibility of people turning up to mock it.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Caligulas Horse » October 15th, 2019, 2:32 pm

ThirdMan wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Caligulas Horse wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 12:19 pm
it was like most of the audience were just there to take the piss out of it
That can be a problem. I was at a screening of Blue Velvet a few years back and there were two young idiots louding laughing at the film in a very pointed way, then talking and jeering to themselves. I shuffled up a few seats and had a quiet word in their ear and that put an end to it. Very uncharacteristic of me but it was a six hour round trip for me just to see that on the big screen! I wasn't about to have it ruined by two asymmetrical haircuts with a student discount.
haha! Well done for saying something though and at least they stopped when you did. I've come across some annoying characters at the cinema but that Halloween audience was something else, I didn't realise there were that many people who would go to the cinema just to have a laugh at the film's expense.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by FemalePheromones » October 15th, 2019, 4:13 pm

@ThirdMan that is absolutely savage. But at the rate you seem to watch films it doesn't really surprise me that they could get mixed up in your head. I have always been on the side of Alien being better than Aliens though. Both are great films but at the end of the day witout Alien there would be no Aliens.

@Caligulas Horse maybe I was lucky but the whole room was strangely silent as if everyone was watching it for the first time. You have made me question whether I should risk it again though...

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by clippa » October 15th, 2019, 6:44 pm

ThirdMan wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 12:52 pm
I wasn't about to have it ruined by two asymmetrical haircuts with a student discount.
:lol: Sounds like you surprised yourself there! I've seen people applauded in public for far less. Good for you!

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Post by clippa » October 16th, 2019, 6:22 am

You were never really here
woah! This was really good. It's totally captivating, keeps you guessing right until the end. Amazing direction and there isn't an ounce of fat on it. I went in blind and think that might have helped, so do that if you can.

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Post by Caligulas Horse » October 16th, 2019, 8:23 am

FemalePheromones wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 4:13 pm

@Caligulas Horse maybe I was lucky but the whole room was strangely silent as if everyone was watching it for the first time. You have made me question whether I should risk it again though...
I think you shouldn't worry about it too much, I was probably just unlucky with that crowd and it probably depends on the film; 70's horror films are a bit of an easy target!

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by FemalePheromones » October 16th, 2019, 8:45 am

Caligulas Horse wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 8:23 am
70's horror films are a bit of an easy target!
I saw Alien! It released less than a year after Halloween.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Caligulas Horse » October 16th, 2019, 10:17 am

FemalePheromones wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 8:45 am
Caligulas Horse wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 8:23 am
70's horror films are a bit of an easy target!
I saw Alien! It released less than a year after Halloween.
haha good point, I guess I was really just thinking of early slasher films rather than horror in general.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by clippa » October 16th, 2019, 10:21 am

ThirdMan wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:35 am
I went into this with some trepidation after Clippa's scathing one word review
Ha, yeah, it felt like a very personal knee jerk rejection rather than a serious critique. I just bounced off it so hard. I didn't even make it to the end. It may well have redeemed itself in those last 25 minutes or so but I'll never know. I mustn't have been in the mood. I'd like to see a remake where they're playing Partridge and Brule (Alan and Steve). I might have warmed to that a lot more.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Caligulas Horse » October 16th, 2019, 10:32 am

clippa wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 6:22 am
You were never really here
woah! This was really good. It's totally captivating, keeps you guessing right until the end. Amazing direction and there isn't an ounce of fat on it. I went in blind and think that might have helped, so do that if you can.
Yeah I loved it, first film I've seen from Lynn Ramsey and I was very impressed, made me want to catch up on her earlier stuff.

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Post by clippa » October 16th, 2019, 12:03 pm

Yeah, me too, I was sniffing around her back catalogue earlier.
I've seen "We Need to Talk About Kevin" but I can't remember what I thought about that. I think I liked it well enough but it obviously hasn't stayed with me. I'll give her earlier stuff a go though, definitely.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by FemalePheromones » October 16th, 2019, 7:31 pm

ThirdMan wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Aliens: Special Edition (Now TV)

I''m pretty sure this was my first time with the Special Edition. The opening scene with Newt's parents definitely felt new to me. It wasn't necessary. In fact the opening hour felt slightly baggy, which is something I never thought I'd say about Aliens. The theatrical cut is the one I'll return to next time. Even so, it's a stone-cold classic.
I think both versions work. It's cool to see a fully working Hadley's Hope as much as it is cool to only see it derelict in the theatrical version. I do agree about it being slightly baggy but who doesn't love seeing someone with a facehugger attached to them and the extra bit of sadness when you learn about Ripley's daughter and the depth it gives to her connection to Newt.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by FemalePheromones » October 17th, 2019, 5:44 am

ThirdMan wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 8:30 pm

That's the bit that threw me. Is there any reference to Ripley's daughter in the theatrical cut? Because if there wasn't then I have seen the Special Edition before because I was aware of it and how it added depth to that relationship.
To be honest I've seen both versions quite a lot so they have kind of blended in my head but I've always known the key scenes in the Special Edition to be Hadley's Hope at the beginning, the part where you learn about Ripley's daughter and the scene with the sentry turrets.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by clippa » October 18th, 2019, 9:07 am

Ray and Liz
Not sure about this.
I loved the old 70s look and it was really relaxing, but it felt like people were re-enacting a documentary at times, with authenticity always out of arms reach.
Felt a bit too much like poverty porn and "white dee" from benefits street turning up at the end seemed like an admission of that.
It was good, could have done with more happening in the third act. It was enough, but I think if it was a bit more satisfying as a story it might have washed the bad taste away.

I hastily typed that last night and I've just googled there today and apparently it's autobiographical, the director was the older kid so it's certainly authentic, but something's been lost in translation maybe. He is a famous photographer and it's his first go at a film.

It was good, definitely, but it felt like there was definitely something missing and I can't quite put my finger on it.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by clippa » October 18th, 2019, 11:35 am

Not going out tonight

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » October 18th, 2019, 1:42 pm

Is it on before or after Monkey Tennis?

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by clippa » October 19th, 2019, 9:05 am

Greener Grass
I .... think I liked it well enough?
It's not funny but some of it made me smile, there's a nice accumulative effect that builds because you just start to just take things for granted after a while and then at some point it hits you that someone's been carrying a football around in a papoose and treating it like a child for the last 20 minutes and you didn't blink.

I liked the world they built and the performances and it got creepy sometimes. I think they should have reached for funny more often though instead of just being happy with strange.
It's a very, very soft target for satire, totally pointless, and it's not nearly funny enough, and I did get bored at times, but I did quite enjoy just being in that world and watching most of it. Will be interesting to see what they do next.

Three thumbs up my bum, I reckon.

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Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Post by Alex79uk » October 19th, 2019, 9:56 am

I watched One More Time With Feeling. The Nick Cave documentary following the recoding of their last but one album, Skeleton Tree. Shot in the aftermath of his sons tragic death, it's deeply sad in places. Worth a watch, if you're a fan.

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