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    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 9th Jan 12, 7:50 AM
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    I luv cats
    Have you seen any good films recently
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    • 9th Jan 12, 7:50 AM
    Have you seen any good films recently 9th Jan 12 at 7:50 AM
    I recommend "Danny The Champion Of The World"

    This film is really good and with some excellent actors. We read the book @ school and it was lovely to recall the memories of the book with the movie.
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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 7th Mar 17, 6:33 PM
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    Am I the only person who was totally left cold by Deadpool? I didn't enjoy it at all, but perhaps watching it in a hotel room miles from home (as I did in one of those new Citizen M hotels that to my mind are one up from virtually sleeping in a drawer, like you can in Japan*!) played a part.

    Despite seeing Logan last week, I'd never actually seen The Wolverine. I recorded it on Channel 4 the other night and watched it last night. I enjoyed it, but not as much as Logan. This was more of a typical Marvel film, I would say.

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsule_hotel
    Originally posted by Spidernick
    I thought dead pool was garbage also.
    • Doom_and_Gloom
    • By Doom_and_Gloom 7th Mar 17, 7:03 PM
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    So I don't need to watch all the others before Logan then?
    Originally posted by Feral Moon
    I wouldn't say it is necessary no.
    However they are all good films in my opinion so worth the watch anyway.

    As for those bad mouthing Deadpool . Ryan Reynolds was amazing and really was Deadpool. Can't wait for the second film. Saw the teaser before my OH but only because he thought it was a fake! A year is too long to wait *crys*.
    Last edited by Doom_and_Gloom; 07-03-2017 at 7:08 PM.
    28 year old vegan woman. My OH is a lovely omni guy
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 7th Mar 17, 7:31 PM
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    So I don't need to watch all the others before Logan then?
    Originally posted by Feral Moon
    Definitely not. There is no crossover between X-Men and the Avengers films, because I think the franchises are owned by different film studios (although they are both from Marvel comics).
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 7th Mar 17, 7:32 PM
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    I've never got it either so you're not alone.

    As Deadpool is the only Marvel film I've seen yet - oh, with the exception of Guardians of the Galaxy which I also loved - I've been given a list of films I must watch in order to fully understand the various characters.

    They are:
    1. Iron Man
    2. Incredible Hulk (Edward Norton)
    3. Iron Man 2
    4. Thor
    5. Captain America - first avenger
    6. The Avengers
    7. Thor 2 - The Dark World
    8. Captain America 2 - The Winter Soldier
    9. Ant-Man
    10. The Avengers 2 - Age of Ultron
    11. Captain America 3 - Civil War
    12. Doctor Strange

    That should keep me busy for a while
    Originally posted by Feral Moon
    There is also the Eric Bana Hulk film, which I enjoyed a lot, but doesn't really fit in with the current Marvel universe. I don't really like Thor, but I do like Captain America a lot. Iron Man I can give or take. Doctor Strange was also brilliant.
    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 8th Mar 17, 1:15 AM
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    Short films deserve a mention
    I tend to watch a lot of short films on Youtube and most of them come and go but this one has really grabbed. I think it's well worth a few minutes of your time

    I don't like morning people. Or mornings. Or people.
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 8th Mar 17, 10:16 AM
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    Recorded a while ago and a film I had been meaning to watch for a long time, I finally got round to watching A Royal Affair last night. It's a Danish period drama and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars in 2012 (as well as being one of Mark Kermode's films of the year):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Royal_Affair

    It really is an excellent film and it's a shame more people don't watch sub-titled movies (I watched it last night as my wife doesn't watch them and was out with a friend). You might recognise the main male protagonist as the villain in Casino Royale (Daniel Craig version), whereas the female lead was the main android in Ex Machina, so a bit of a change of scene for her!
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    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 8th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    Its a bit old, but we watched "The Big Short" on Netflix at the weekend. Difficult story about the 2008 financial crash, but explained very well. And slightly scary because it could all so easily happen again.
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 8th Mar 17, 11:00 AM
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    Also saw "The Viceroy's House" this week at the cinema. Well worth seeing. Entertaining and informative. Well acted. Good cinematography.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th Mar 17, 6:41 PM
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    We just seen The Great Wall.

    I don't think it was meant to be a comedy, but it was entertaining enough.
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    • rainbowfairydust
    • By rainbowfairydust 10th Mar 17, 2:50 PM
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    Kong:Skull Island - bizarre casting ( did not like Tom Hiddleston in this at all). I didnt enjoy it that much.
    I like RainbowFairyDust .....

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    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 10th Mar 17, 3:38 PM
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    Kong:Skull Island - bizarre casting ( did not like Tom Hiddleston in this at all). I didnt enjoy it that much.
    Originally posted by rainbowfairydust
    Was that at cinema? I think my son went to see it today too. I'll report back what he thought of it. He's a real film buff lol
    • rainbowfairydust
    • By rainbowfairydust 10th Mar 17, 3:49 PM
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    Was that at cinema? I think my son went to see it today too. I'll report back what he thought of it. He's a real film buff lol
    Originally posted by Feral Moon
    yep at the cinema.
    I like RainbowFairyDust .....

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    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 10th Mar 17, 5:54 PM
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    yep at the cinema.
    Originally posted by rainbowfairydust
    He loved it
    • Feral Moon
    • By Feral Moon 10th Mar 17, 5:55 PM
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    We just seen The Great Wall.

    I don't think it was meant to be a comedy, but it was entertaining enough.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    This is one I want to see.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 10th Mar 17, 10:02 PM
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    We re-watched Inception recently - great film, intelligent sci-fi. Even Leo Di Caprio was tolerable.
    • micky2phones
    • By micky2phones 11th Mar 17, 12:14 AM
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    28 Weeks Later - sequel to 28 Days Later. Another intelligent zombie film with probably more action and certainly more people than the first one. Well worth a watch, but not for the feint hearted. A great performance from Robert Carlyle.

    The Judge - Good performances from Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, who play a father and son, both lawyers but with a very different style and outlook, who had a falling out in years gone past. Duvall's character is accused of murder and Downey Jr has to try and defend him.

    Midnight Special - A slow paced but thoughtful science fiction film about a boy with special powers on the run from a religious cult.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    Hi, yes i thought The Judge was a good film aswell
    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 11th Mar 17, 5:58 AM
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    Its a bit old, but we watched "The Big Short" on Netflix at the weekend. Difficult story about the 2008 financial crash, but explained very well. And slightly scary because it could all so easily happen again.
    Originally posted by Nick_C
    My son raved about this one and said it was one I should watch - it's not his typical viewing selection so I reckoned it must have been good. It's on my list!!
    Last edited by OldMotherTucker; 11-03-2017 at 11:05 AM.
    • barmonkey
    • By barmonkey 11th Mar 17, 11:26 AM
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    My son raved about this one and said it was one I should watch - it's not his typical viewing selection so I reckoned it must have been good. It's on my list!!
    Originally posted by OldMotherTucker
    I totally agree with your son, not my style of film at all but I loved it.
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    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 11th Mar 17, 2:40 PM
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    OK this one is good ..

    If you like Zombie films and want something that is familair but not quite what you had before ..


    Like a kebab ..in nan bread with curry sauce

    Train to Busan

    Ok it is Korean ..with subtitles ..And set on a train //But my OH cried at the end ..How many zombie flicks get that result ?

    here is a trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyWuHv2-Abk
    as I really did not expect this when I downloaded it ..and for any deeper high brow types..There is some good social commentary on Korean culture ..Albeit wrapped in blood and trying to rip your throat out.

    I rate this one ..Really enjoyed the idea ..characters and action
    Originally posted by globalds
    I cannot thank you enough for recommending this. I watched it tonight and thought it was superb (some of the subtitles flew past a little too quickly in the version I watched, but it didn't detract from the overall experience).

    It even got a recommendation from Jane Goldman in today's Observer, who describes it as a 'masterpiece'. I really cannot rate this too highly.
    Originally posted by Spidernick
    I watched this last night based on your recommendation and it didn't disappoint. It's like a zombie film but with an actual story line and proper characters.

    Another vote from me!
    Originally posted by Sam Fallow
    Thanks for heads up !


    Enjoyed, good to see another setting / prospective


    Very tense / powerful moments

    Good ending

    The little girl was fab.


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    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 11th Mar 17, 6:20 PM
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    I saw Kong: Skull Island today and thought it had a good mix of action and humour and I enjoyed it. I agree that the casting of Hiddleston was a little odd, but this didn't detract from the overall experience for me. I'd say that if you liked Jurassic World then you'd also like this.

    Small point, but shouldn't the WW2 pilot have had large scars on his hands after what happened in the opening sequence? I thought that was going to be the way we initially recognised him all those years later.
    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse).

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