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« Reply #53440 on: April 12, 2021, 07:22:14 am »
Watched the documentary Icarus on Netflix. Do recommend it for any sports fans. It covers the state sponsored doping by Russian athletes at Olympics.

What I found fascinating was the motivations of some of the characters to go along with the whole doping plan.

A very good documentary. I think part of its strength is that the film almost accidentally becomes a documentary take on political thriller halfway through with much bigger stakes. The first half with him doing a Super Size Me but with PEDs is intriguing but I'm not sure how much of it could have been sustained over a full runtime.

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« Reply #53441 on: April 12, 2021, 11:23:18 am »
Yeah it's a good film.

Whether you like it largely depends on your capacity to watch a slow, fairly contemplative movie for a couple of hours driven mostly by:

1. An excellent character study of the central character,
2. A really interesting window into the very much real American nomad lifestyle
3. How much you enjoy seeing big, beautiful landscapes

I really liked it because after a year in which people were locked into their homes and perhaps more than for a long time, felt trapped by their circumstances, it presents this quite lovely, not at all preachy alternative lifestyle which (let's face, mostly the probably less advantaged) people can choose to live. It's balm in a time of economic desolation and exhaustion from the big existential issues press relentless down on us.
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« Reply #53442 on: April 12, 2021, 08:34:02 pm »
Yup Icarus is a very good watch.
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« Reply #53443 on: April 12, 2021, 09:05:03 pm »
Yeah it's a good film.

Whether you like it largely depends on your capacity to watch a slow, fairly contemplative movie for a couple of hours driven mostly by:

1. An excellent character study of the central character,
2. A really interesting window into the very much real American nomad lifestyle
3. How much you enjoy seeing big, beautiful landscapes

I really liked it because after a year in which people were locked into their homes and perhaps more than for a long time, felt trapped by their circumstances, it presents this quite lovely, not at all preachy alternative lifestyle which (let's face, mostly the probably less advantaged) people can choose to live. It's balm in a time of economic desolation and exhaustion from the big existential issues press relentless down on us.

Really want to watch this, think itís going to be on Disney+ at the end of the month. Is it on earlier anywhere else?.

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« Reply #53444 on: April 13, 2021, 02:42:59 pm »
Watched Blackkklansman, Young Promising Woman and Prisoners in the last week. All excellent movies. Highly recommend all of them.
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« Reply #53445 on: April 13, 2021, 04:28:13 pm »
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« Reply #53446 on: April 13, 2021, 04:36:51 pm »
Watched The Mauritanian on Prime, about Mohamedou Slahi spending 15 years in Guantanamo.

I watched it at the weekend. I found it a tough watch (because of the subject matter) but very good and really interesting. It is very thought provoking and does make you pretty angry at the way the USA (and others) dealt with the rule of law and so on, even though their "cause" was precisely that i.e. the rule of law and freedom. As usual Jodie Foster was superb. Tahar Rahim was outstanding - even more watchable than the recent BBC series The Serpent, and Cumberbatch puts in a good performance as well.

Well worth watching but be prepared for it to make you angry and horrified at times - all of which you probably know about anyway but watching it doesn`t make it easier.
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« Reply #53447 on: April 14, 2021, 12:28:14 am »
I watched it at the weekend. I found it a tough watch (because of the subject matter) but very good and really interesting. It is very thought provoking and does make you pretty angry at the way the USA (and others) dealt with the rule of law and so on, even though their "cause" was precisely that i.e. the rule of law and freedom. As usual Jodie Foster was superb. Tahar Rahim was outstanding - even more watchable than the recent BBC series The Serpent, and Cumberbatch puts in a good performance as well.

Well worth watching but be prepared for it to make you angry and horrified at times - all of which you probably know about anyway but watching it doesn`t make it easier.

Its very good, the lead in it has impressed me as i've only come across him of late in Shock and Awe, The Mauritanian and The Serpent, he is very good in all three.
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« Reply #53448 on: April 14, 2021, 02:14:27 pm »
Watched Blackkklansman, Young Promising Woman and Prisoners in the last week. All excellent movies. Highly recommend all of them.

Sounds like the adult version of the film  ;)

Blackkklansman is great. Couldn't believe it was based on true events.

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« Reply #53449 on: April 14, 2021, 02:26:47 pm »
Haven't watched it yet but Sound of Metal turned up on Prime this week.
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« Reply #53450 on: April 15, 2021, 12:04:14 pm »
Its very good, the lead in it has impressed me as i've only come across him of late in Shock and Awe, The Mauritanian and The Serpent, he is very good in all three.

Hes also in The Looming Tower, pretty good in that as well.

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« Reply #53451 on: April 15, 2021, 09:49:02 pm »
Sounds like the adult version of the film  ;)

Blackkklansman is great. Couldn't believe it was based on true events.

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« Reply #53452 on: April 15, 2021, 11:10:58 pm »
So, After 20 years I finally watched the first Harry Potter movie with the missus and thought it was absolutely wonderful.  I can see why children go mad for it and think I would have too if it had of been released in the 70ís or 80ís. 

Going to work our way through the whole film series and watch one when other tv stuff all gets a bit heavy.


I've just watched them all through again over several nights.

I read all the books first to my eldest daughter, starting around 2010, then watching the film before moving onto the next book, and so on. Then did the same with my youngest.

Watching them now so close together and without the girls was different, gave me a different perspective on a few things - and for a few reasons I found myself getting ridiculously emotional at times.

Overall, though, the books & films are magnificent stories.

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The scene in DH1 where, after a succession of failures culminating in Ron storming off, Harry and Hermione dance, never really struck me as anything that special before but this time, especially after now knowing and having listened a bit to the song playing and hearing the lyrics, suddenly took on a whole deeper meaning. I now can't get 'O Children' by Nick Cave out of my head.
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Re: The RAWK Film Thread
« Reply #53453 on: April 15, 2021, 11:55:08 pm »
Nobody on Amazon prime  :shocked

Never in a million years did I think Bob Odenkirk could play a role like that and pull it off! way over the top, batshit crazy and I loved it!

And the soundtrack  :scarf :wellin

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« Reply #53454 on: April 16, 2021, 05:46:27 pm »
Nobody on Amazon prime  :shocked

Never in a million years did I think Bob Odenkirk could play a role like that and pull it off! way over the top, batshit crazy and I loved it!

And the soundtrack  :scarf :wellin

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7888964/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
First third/half, I really enjoyed. Then it went a little too John Wick for me. Still a fun hour and a half.

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« Reply #53455 on: April 17, 2021, 07:46:36 am »
Nobody on Amazon prime  :shocked

Never in a million years did I think Bob Odenkirk could play a role like that and pull it off! way over the top, batshit crazy and I loved it!

And the soundtrack  :scarf :wellin

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7888964/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
How are you guys watching this? I didnít think it was out yet. And I canít see it on Prime  :-\

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« Reply #53456 on: April 17, 2021, 10:53:12 am »
Love and Monsters on Netflix. Really enjoyed it. Well worth a watch.

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« Reply #53457 on: April 17, 2021, 12:20:17 pm »
How are you guys watching this? I didnít think it was out yet. And I canít see it on Prime  :-\

I downloaded the torrent, I've just checked my Prime and it's not on mine either so I'm guessing they have released it in the US first?

So you can either download the torrent like I did or use a VPN and change your location to America.

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« Reply #53458 on: April 17, 2021, 12:23:04 pm »


Never in a million years did I think Bob Odenkirk could play a role like that and pull it off! way over the top, batshit crazy and I loved it!
And the soundtrack  :scarf :wellin

Yes !   Saw it on the big screen where I am and it was boss to have YNWA blasting out the cinema  ;D  mad scene like  ;D

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Re: The RAWK Film Thread
« Reply #53459 on: April 17, 2021, 01:28:07 pm »

I've just watched them all through again over several nights.

I read all the books first to my eldest daughter, starting around 2010, then watching the film before moving onto the next book, and so on. Then did the same with my youngest.

Watching them now so close together and without the girls was different, gave me a different perspective on a few things - and for a few reasons I found myself getting ridiculously emotional at times.

Overall, though, the books & films are magnificent stories.

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The scene in DH1 where, after a succession of failures culminating in Ron storming off, Harry and Hermione dance, never really struck me as anything that special before but this time, especially after now knowing and having listened a bit to the song playing and hearing the lyrics, suddenly took on a whole deeper meaning. I now can't get 'O Children' by Nick Cave out of my head.
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I could never get on with the books for some reason, though they were a standard Christmas present for my nephews. I found the films a bit mixed, enjoyed the first two and probably the last two the most. One of those things, you have to give a try to at least.  :D
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« Reply #53460 on: April 17, 2021, 02:29:26 pm »
Gave Alien: Covenant a watch yesterday. Wish I hadnít. Amazing visuals and scenery but hopeless characters. My word. It was almost like watching the first Scream movie. Never cared much for science fiction but I feel like I must watch the original Alien movie at some point.

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« Reply #53461 on: April 17, 2021, 05:12:31 pm »
Gave Alien: Covenant a watch yesterday. Wish I hadnít. Amazing visuals and scenery but hopeless characters. My word. It was almost like watching the first Scream movie. Never cared much for science fiction but I feel like I must watch the original Alien movie at some point.

I feel like the Alien movies quality has been in a steady decline since after the 2nd movie on and never recovered.

The original is still the best for me,one of the classics.

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« Reply #53462 on: April 17, 2021, 05:30:24 pm »
Ive found since lockdown all I really want in films is quality entertainment....I like ' heavy' or Artistic films but had no appetite  for them...e.g give me a ' Knives Out'..but a quality film...I seem to have watched everything...struggling to find  for a film tonight....want to watch First Cow but not on established platforms here ( I'm in Amsterdam)

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« Reply #53463 on: April 17, 2021, 07:11:27 pm »
Roe v. Wade is on my list to watch. Shall report back after watching it.
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« Reply #53464 on: April 17, 2021, 07:23:34 pm »
Just watched Official Secrets with Kiera Knightley. Bit tense at times and a sad reminder of the state of the modern worlds politicians.

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« Reply #53465 on: April 17, 2021, 09:31:40 pm »
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« Reply #53466 on: April 17, 2021, 09:40:49 pm »
Haven't watched it yet but Sound of Metal turned up on Prime this week.
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« Reply #53467 on: April 17, 2021, 10:36:55 pm »
Love and Monsters on Netflix. Really enjoyed it. Well worth a watch.

Quite light but enjoyable.

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« Reply #53468 on: April 18, 2021, 02:38:42 pm »
Hes also in The Looming Tower, pretty good in that as well.

He is yep and it is very good.
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« Reply #53469 on: April 18, 2021, 02:40:52 pm »
Ive found since lockdown all I really want in films is quality entertainment....I like ' heavy' or Artistic films but had no appetite  for them...e.g give me a ' Knives Out'..but a quality film...I seem to have watched everything...struggling to find  for a film tonight....want to watch First Cow but not on established platforms here ( I'm in Amsterdam)

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« Reply #53470 on: April 18, 2021, 05:24:55 pm »
Nobody on Amazon prime  :shocked

Never in a million years did I think Bob Odenkirk could play a role like that and pull it off! way over the top, batshit crazy and I loved it!

And the soundtrack  :scarf :wellin

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7888964/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Just finished watching this. Really like Odenkirk so was able to forgive some of the absurd stuff but it was really enjoyable. YNWA was a shock to the system too.

Think itís probably is set up for a sequel? The clip in the middle of the credits with the friend/Dad was a strong hint or just a Back To The Future gag?
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« Reply #53471 on: April 20, 2021, 07:51:04 am »
Gave Alien: Covenant a watch yesterday. Wish I hadnít. Amazing visuals and scenery but hopeless characters. My word. It was almost like watching the first Scream movie. Never cared much for science fiction but I feel like I must watch the original Alien movie at some point.

How dare you. The first Scream movie is excellent.

But yeah Covenant is garbage. Scott should have stopped making movies a long time ago. Probably after The Martian if we're generous.

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« Reply #53472 on: April 20, 2021, 08:48:01 pm »
Love and Monsters on Netflix. Really enjoyed it. Well worth a watch.

I gave this a watch - thought it was alright, a sort of mash-up of Zombieland, I am Legend and Monsters.
The issue was that it seemed to me like that they hadn't quite worked out exactly what kind of film they wanted it to be, so it turned into a middling action-adventure-comedy.



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« Reply #53473 on: April 21, 2021, 08:19:52 pm »
Watched Sound Of Metal this evening, excellent film with a phenomenal lead performance from Riz Ahmed.

The sound design is amazing and so inventive as we switch between conventional sound to that representing Rubens quickly deteriorating hearing.
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« Reply #53474 on: April 22, 2021, 04:26:31 pm »
The world is genuinely round the fucking bend...every time you think you've scene everything, another bat shit crazy thing happens...

Ben Wheatley is directing The Meg 2

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« Reply #53475 on: April 22, 2021, 04:45:43 pm »
Danish film "Riders of Justice" is one of the best I've seen this year.
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« Reply #53476 on: April 22, 2021, 07:46:07 pm »
Danish film "Riders of Justice" is one of the best I've seen this year.

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« Reply #53477 on: April 24, 2021, 10:09:25 am »
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« Reply #53478 on: April 24, 2021, 10:55:00 am »
Danish film "Riders of Justice" is one of the best I've seen this year.

Is this streaming anywhere or just in 'usual places'?

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« Reply #53479 on: April 24, 2021, 03:34:04 pm »
The world is genuinely round the fucking bend...every time you think you've scene everything, another bat shit crazy thing happens...

Ben Wheatley is directing The Meg 2

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To be fair, his last four films have been stinkers, it's kinda understandable why he's 'director for hire' now.  It's a shame because Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers were great.