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Re: The RAWK Film Thread
« Reply #57840 on: February 22, 2024, 04:10:04 pm »
Looks really bad and the casting is a mess.  Why are the two lead women 30 years older than the game characters?  Why is Roland now a quippy midget instead of a stoic general?

I'll watch it, of course, but I'm expecting it to be a shambles.

Casting Kevin Hart is pretty much a guarantee it'll be mediocre at best. Cate Blachett is amazing but doesn't fit even slightly here.

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« Reply #57841 on: February 22, 2024, 04:46:38 pm »
I think the cast of Borderlands is the least of it's worries, my main concern would be Eli Roth directing.

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« Reply #57842 on: February 22, 2024, 05:08:49 pm »
I think the cast of Borderlands is the least of it's worries, my main concern would be Eli Roth directing.
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« Reply #57843 on: February 22, 2024, 07:35:11 pm »


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« Reply #57844 on: February 22, 2024, 07:50:22 pm »
Looks really bad and the casting is a mess.  Why are the two lead women 30 years older than the game characters?  Why is Roland now a quippy midget instead of a stoic general?

I'll watch it, of course, but I'm expecting it to be a shambles.

Just big names, it’s not as though it’s a book either so there is no interpretation at all, Roland as you say isn’t tiny, he’s meant to shack up with Lilith.

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« Reply #57845 on: February 22, 2024, 08:37:25 pm »
I think the cast of Borderlands is the least of it's worries, my main concern would be Eli Roth directing.

Eli Roth is a total hack.

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« Reply #57846 on: February 23, 2024, 09:41:36 am »
Have a random day off so going to do a lunchtime film. First cinema trip in 5 years. Trying to decide between horrific holocaust think piece or emotional homosexual love tragedy. No idea what to go for, but I do have a bit of a man crush on Paul Mescal so that’s swinging it slightly.

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« Reply #57847 on: February 23, 2024, 09:56:33 am »
If I was you, I think id go into work....
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« Reply #57848 on: February 23, 2024, 10:08:09 am »
If I was you, I think id go into work....

I thought the same  ;D

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« Reply #57849 on: February 23, 2024, 10:17:13 am »
If I was you, I think id go into work....

Haha. That's just a pure psychological horror with no end.

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« Reply #57850 on: February 23, 2024, 10:34:24 am »
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« Reply #57851 on: February 23, 2024, 11:36:46 am »
If I was you, I think id go into work....

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« Reply #57853 on: February 23, 2024, 01:44:23 pm »
Have a random day off so going to do a lunchtime film. First cinema trip in 5 years. Trying to decide between horrific holocaust think piece or emotional homosexual love tragedy. No idea what to go for, but I do have a bit of a man crush on Paul Mescal so that’s swinging it slightly.

If the first is Zone Of Interest, then see that.  Not that All Of Us Strangers is not great (it is), but Zone of Interest, at least IMO, is slightly better (and the Oscars and BAFTAs agree) and also came out earlier IIRC so you should be able to catch the other next week.  Although the actual best film out right now in the cinema is probably Poor Things if it is still on wherever you are going.

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« Reply #57854 on: February 23, 2024, 02:08:55 pm »
Asked it a couple of pages back but didn't get a bastard answer, but is the first Dune worth watching ahead of the second one if I've seen a few of Villenueve's films and not really liked any of them (Passengers, Arrival, Sicario ... Enemy was alright I thought) and I haven't read the books/saw the David Lynch one?

It's on Netflix so might as well give it a go if the denizens of Rawk sway my opinion.
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« Reply #57855 on: February 23, 2024, 02:23:39 pm »
Asked it a couple of pages back but didn't get a bastard answer, but is the first Dune worth watching ahead of the second one if I've seen a few of Villenueve's films and not really liked any of them (Passengers, Arrival, Sicario ... Enemy was alright I thought) and I haven't read the books/saw the David Lynch one?

It's on Netflix so might as well give it a go if the denizens of Rawk sway my opinion.

It's a great film.

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« Reply #57856 on: February 23, 2024, 02:24:15 pm »
Asked it a couple of pages back but didn't get a bastard answer, but is the first Dune worth watching ahead of the second one if I've seen a few of Villenueve's films and not really liked any of them (Passengers, Arrival, Sicario ... Enemy was alright I thought) and I haven't read the books/saw the David Lynch one? It's on Netflix so might as well give it a go if the denizens of Rawk sway my opinion.

If you plan on watching the second one - yes, obviously.
You'll get the jist of the story, the characters and so on.
You might even like it, who knows.

I don't know what Villeneuve movie it compares to.
Possibly the new Blade Runner in some sense, as that is his most epic movie before Dune.
It's bigger than his previous movies. Still has a lot of that dry, brutalist, show don't tell approach you often see in his films.
Details matter and lot of them are very much hints to those who love the books - like Villeneuve himself.
So some layers of the film will probably go over your head.


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« Reply #57857 on: February 23, 2024, 02:25:20 pm »
Thanks for the replies folks. As for seeing the second film I'll only make plans for it if I like the first which judging by your responses is worth a watch, I wouldn't have watched it without seeing the first as I doubt I'd have a clue what's going on  ;D

Not actually seen the Blade Runner he did, though it's been on my mental watch list for ages. I was surprised I didn't really care for those films of his I mentioned as on the surface they seem like my sort of thing. I'll watch Dune soon.
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« Reply #57858 on: February 23, 2024, 03:10:46 pm »
I went with All of us Strangers as it was just starting when I got there.
Thought it was ok I guess. The ending was a bit meh. Certainly no Aftersun.
I probably should have gone holocaust.

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« Reply #57859 on: February 23, 2024, 04:24:41 pm »
After all the hype and all the praise it’s received, Aftersun was a complete letdown for me.  One of the most boring films I’ve seen in a while.

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« Reply #57860 on: February 23, 2024, 04:53:03 pm »
Asked it a couple of pages back but didn't get a bastard answer, but is the first Dune worth watching ahead of the second one if I've seen a few of Villenueve's films and not really liked any of them (Passengers, Arrival, Sicario ... Enemy was alright I thought) and I haven't read the books/saw the David Lynch one?

It's on Netflix so might as well give it a go if the denizens of Rawk sway my opinion.
personal opinion, yes definitely watch it - whats the harm in watching a genuine blockbuster that's high quality even if you dont love it

but given sicario (and sicario and prisoners - guessing you mean that?) didn't do anything for you, wouldn't expect you to be that into dune either

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« Reply #57861 on: February 23, 2024, 05:16:40 pm »
personal opinion, yes definitely watch it - whats the harm in watching a genuine blockbuster that's high quality even if you dont love it

but given sicario (and sicario and prisoners - guessing you mean that?) didn't do anything for you, wouldn't expect you to be that into dune either

Yes, meant Prisoners  ;D
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« Reply #57862 on: February 23, 2024, 05:18:49 pm »
Yes, meant Prisoners  ;D
i mucked up Arrival - 'Sicario. and also Sicario'! ;D

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« Reply #57863 on: February 23, 2024, 09:44:49 pm »
Mostly avoid the cinema due to my shite hearing, but I cannot wait for dune pt2.

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« Reply #57864 on: February 23, 2024, 10:06:28 pm »
Mostly avoid the cinema due to my shite hearing, but I cannot wait for dune pt2.

Dune 1 in the cinema nearly blew my head off it was so loud

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« Reply #57865 on: February 24, 2024, 12:42:54 am »
Have a random day off so going to do a lunchtime film. First cinema trip in 5 years. Trying to decide between horrific holocaust think piece or emotional homosexual love tragedy. No idea what to go for, but I do have a bit of a man crush on Paul Mescal so that’s swinging it slightly.

It's a day off, so obviously the emotional homosexual love tragedy wins.
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Re: The RAWK Film Thread
« Reply #57866 on: February 24, 2024, 08:13:10 pm »
Just watched the Holdovers… just a lovely film. 

On Dune, I read the book a couple of years ago and found it pompous and long winded (sorry, I know I’ll be in a minority!). But I watched Dune recently and it condenses it down to all the good bits and jettisons the pomposity.  Highly recommend as a visual spectacular even if not that much actually happens
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« Reply #57867 on: February 24, 2024, 08:19:31 pm »
I think the ‘not much happens’ bit is valid but… It’s a big but. That movie is just half of the story and was always going to struggle to ramp up excitement when most of that part of the book is just scheming, plotting and prepping for the crescendo of Yueh’s betrayal and the aftermath.

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« Reply #57868 on: February 25, 2024, 12:14:56 am »
Dune 1 in the cinema nearly blew my head off it was so loud

Loudness is the problem; I can’t make out dialogue as easily in modern films. It’s often just a mush of sound. With the first one I was fine as I know the book so well and it was fairly faithful.

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« Reply #57869 on: February 25, 2024, 01:14:57 am »
Just watched the Holdovers… just a lovely film. 

Wonderful film. Matching the 70's aesthetic was great too

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« Reply #57870 on: February 25, 2024, 09:42:10 am »
Loudness is the problem; I can’t make out dialogue as easily in modern films. It’s often just a mush of sound. With the first one I was fine as I know the book so well and it was fairly faithful.

It's surprising how often this is brought up literally everywhere, all over Reddit for example, seems to be a common real thing and no one does anything about it, I assume it's the 5.1 that is the problem or something similar. Are they mixing for it to be perfect in cinemas as not THAT many people actually bother watching stuff at the cinema anymore

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« Reply #57871 on: February 25, 2024, 10:32:46 am »
It's surprising how often this is brought up literally everywhere, all over Reddit for example, seems to be a common real thing and no one does anything about it, I assume it's the 5.1 that is the problem or something similar. Are they mixing for it to be perfect in cinemas as not THAT many people actually bother watching stuff at the cinema anymore

You’re right. Think sound mixing is a real problem nowadays. I struggle to hear dialogue in a lot of films and not just at the cinema. For a lot of films on on tv I often have to skip through various different sounds setting to get to something that’s just about ok. Annoyingly though the opposite is true when watching football. All I can hear is the fucking commentary when I don’t want it!
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« Reply #57872 on: February 25, 2024, 10:13:35 pm »
I hate to go all Andy in here but Past Lives... fuck me, if I'm ever struggling with insomnia I'm sticking this on and I'll be off in two minutes. Cannot get my head round the hype for this one at all.

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« Reply #57873 on: February 26, 2024, 02:27:51 am »
It's surprising how often this is brought up literally everywhere, all over Reddit for example, seems to be a common real thing and no one does anything about it, I assume it's the 5.1 that is the problem or something similar. Are they mixing for it to be perfect in cinemas as not THAT many people actually bother watching stuff at the cinema anymore

Pretty sure I read a while ago that another issue is most modern flat screen TVs have the speakers in the back or at the base, so the sound doesn't project as easily as on older TVs. It's typically bouncing off a wall rather than facing the direction of the viewer

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« Reply #57874 on: February 26, 2024, 09:18:43 am »
Pretty sure I read a while ago that another issue is most modern flat screen TVs have the speakers in the back or at the base, so the sound doesn't project as easily as on older TVs. It's typically bouncing off a wall rather than facing the direction of the viewer

could be yeah although even with a soundbar you can sometimes miss lots of dialogue

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« Reply #57875 on: February 26, 2024, 09:52:03 am »
could be yeah although even with a soundbar you can sometimes miss lots of dialogue

Yes I have to agree. We are finding we use subtitles much more than we used to, as particularly in TV dramas we just miss so much dialogue, and we are not especially deaf.

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« Reply #57876 on: February 26, 2024, 10:39:51 am »
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I was enjoying it at first, buy then it started to drift into the realms of me thinking 'this is a bit over the top' and going off it a bit towards the end, until I realised its a true story. Great film.

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« Reply #57877 on: February 27, 2024, 10:37:26 am »
I hate to go all Andy in here but Past Lives... fuck me, if I'm ever struggling with insomnia I'm sticking this on and I'll be off in two minutes. Cannot get my head round the hype for this one at all.

That is ... a take for sure.  Saw it on Saturday on Netflix - and blew me away by how good it was.  Can absolutely see why it was Oscar nominated - brilliant, brilliant film. 

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« Reply #57878 on: February 27, 2024, 11:47:31 pm »
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« Reply #57879 on: February 28, 2024, 12:07:21 am »
Just watched the Holdovers… just a lovely film. 

On Dune, I read the book a couple of years ago and found it pompous and long winded (sorry, I know I’ll be in a minority!). But I watched Dune recently and it condenses it down to all the good bits and jettisons the pomposity.  Highly recommend as a visual spectacular even if not that much actually happens

The movie was far, far better than the book. Villeneuve made some excellent and difficult decisions about discarding or minimising some of the more mystical elements which dragged on for pages and pages and kept it to a fairly simple story about family, betrayal and survival against an epic desert canvas - something he's uniquely good at bringing to life.