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    Quote Originally Posted by chicaneuk View Post

    Anyway just got back fro watching Spotlight - about abuse in th Catholic Church in Boston which was exposed by the Boston Globe in 2002.

    It was brilliant. Thoroughly gripping and a very old fashioned style of movie, the like we don't see much of any more... No glitz or unnecessary fluff... Just the story of investigative journalism. Very much like All The Presidents Men, which is very much a favourite movie of mine.

    Obviously a tough subject and you won't come skipping out of the cinema but similarly it doesn't dwell on any of the gritty detail.. It tells you all you need to know without being overly explicit and tells the story in a very easy to follow way.

    I highly recommend it.

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    Mention of the Berlinale prompted me to watch Jafar Panahi's Taxi, which won the Golden Bear last year. I thoroughly enjoyed travelling through the streets of Tehran with genial Panahi, meeting an eclectic group of passengers along the way. It's a series of mini-dramas; some lighthearted, some slightly farcical, some poignant, with frequent references to the restrictions on film-making and distribution in Iran.

    A few great performances from real people, including his niece, Hana. No credits though, as Panahi is banned from directing in Iran. I hope that he does manage to continue to make films under the radar, as he's a hopeless taxi driver.

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    Just got home from Deadpool and giggled all the way through it.

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    Just watched a classic "The Shinning" if you have seen it before I would suggest reading some blogs and checking YouTube then watching it again, total different moves with so much conspiracy it's unreal,

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete-r View Post
    Just got home from Deadpool and giggled all the way through it.
    Me too. Flipping heck but Vanessa Mrs Brody from Homeland is fit.

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    "He named me Malala"
    I have to admit I had low expectations, but it was an option on the plane.
    Turned out to be really good.

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    I just watched the quirky, independent 'I Origins'. Different and interesting. If you watch it, be sure to watch the 5 second scene after the end credits.

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    Sicario was terrific even on a virgin airlines screen

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    Triple 9 - 7/10.

    Quite dark, gritty and a good cast.

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    Hail, Caesar, Geroge Clooney reunited with the Coen brothers, a properly funny affectionate parody of the last days of the Hollywood studio system and beautifully shot. Saw it as part of the Glasgow Film Festival last Wednesday. Go and see it when it gets a full release in March.

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    Saw Everest last night. Excellent

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    Watched 'Fury' last night, Brad Pitt takes the part of a tank commander in WW2, very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhocking View Post
    Triple 9 - 7/10.

    Quite dark, gritty and a good cast.
    Wasn't bad, but I thought the casting of Kate Winslett was somewhat odd.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie1 View Post
    Sicario was terrific even on a virgin airlines screen

    +1, great film, scene with the convoy of 4x4s travelling through the border crossing is amazing

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    Saw 'Room' and thought it was pretty good. It's messed up that what happens in the film actually happens in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenlec View Post
    Saw Everest last night. Excellent
    Great film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy View Post
    Wasn't bad, but I thought the casting of Kate Winslett was somewhat odd.

    Cheers

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    I thought it was Gillian Anderson in the trailer. Weird.

    Saw Haywire this weekend and really enjoyed it. Didn't know anything about the plot so it was a tense story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete-r View Post
    Just got home from Deadpool and giggled all the way through it.
    Loved it, every bit as high brow and grown up as I expected.

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    Sunday evening was the last night of Berlinale and we managed to get tickets for Saint Amour with Gerard Depardieu (although Benoît Poelvoorde steals it as the son). Tells the story of a father-and-son road trip tacked onto the end of a big Paris agricultural show. Not great cinema and with a cheesy soundtrack however the comic timing has been worked to perfection and there were probably a dozen side-splittingly funny moments.



    http://www.imdb.org/title/tt4589186/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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    Watched 'No Escape' last night - Owen Wilson, Lake Bell & Pierce Brosnan.
    I thought it was really good - some real edge of the seat moments.

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    Saw "Deadpool" a couple days ago. I didn't know much about the movie except that it was breaking box office records. I was underwhelmed - - not enough likable about the anti-hero. Didn't really care if he lived or died! And the two female 'attractions,' Gina Carano and teen Brianna Hildebrand, were both oozing with baby fat. I wanted to like the film but two stars from me would be very generous.

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    Not sure how I missed 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', but watched it last night and thought it was pure fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
    Just back from Deadpool.

    Very good, well worth a look. Not child friendly at all.
    I believe it is the only Marvel film to be rated US (R) UK (15), too much violence/blood/swearing and jokes that preteens would not like or understand.
    I watched it last night and thought it was very good and very funny, surprised that it was not filmed in 3D.

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    Rob the Mob - currently on Sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    Saw "Deadpool" a couple days ago. I didn't know much about the movie except that it was breaking box office records. I was underwhelmed - - not enough likable about the anti-hero. Didn't really care if he lived or died! And the two female 'attractions,' Gina Carano and teen Brianna Hildebrand, were both oozing with baby fat. I wanted to like the film but two stars from me would be very generous.
    The only female attraction for me was Morena Baccarin , I only seen her in V and Gotham but I didn't watch Deadpool for Morena.
    I must say though Gina Carano has bulked up a bit, maybe it was for the role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    He Never Died - Dark, funny, weird and brilliantly different



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    I watched this last night. Very weird but very good!
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    Saw "London Has Fallen" tonight. I liked "Olympus Has Fallen" but this made for a great sequel. Totally unrealistic for the most part but a good watch nonetheless.

    Some trailers before the film looked okay as well. There's a film coming out with Aaron Paul and Helen Mirren that looks okay... Eye in the Sky I think.

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    A well deserved 8.6 IMDB score, great feel good movie, based on a true story.


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    Got a trial of Amazon Prime so watched Nightcrawler last night. Really enjoyed it

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    I'm sure it's been mentioned a couple times, but last night was the best entertainment I've had from a film in quite some time (the terrific Intouchables above was the last).

    THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

    Thought it would be okay, but it was great! Funny, smooth, cool as, great cast. Okay the story wasn't too taxing but hey it's not supposed to be. One scene involving Solo eating a sandwich in a truck was utter LOL genius!!

    TOTALLY RECOMMENDED

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    Just watched Hector and the search for Happiness. Weird film but very enjoyable.

    About a psychiatrists quest to understand happiness including his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senwar View Post
    Just watched Hector and the search for Happiness. Weird film but very enjoyable.

    About a psychiatrists quest to understand happiness including his own.
    Glad you liked it - I thought it was bloody awful.
    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...=1#post3863759

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Glad you liked it - I thought it was bloody awful.
    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...=1#post3863759
    I'd not seen that review before.

    I get you though.

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    Saw it at the weekend too. Great fun and the scene you mention wassuperb

    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    I'm sure it's been mentioned a couple times, but last night was the best entertainment I've had from a film in quite some time (the terrific Intouchables above was the last).

    THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

    Thought it would be okay, but it was great! Funny, smooth, cool as, great cast. Okay the story wasn't too taxing but hey it's not supposed to be. One scene involving Solo eating a sandwich in a truck was utter LOL genius!!

    TOTALLY RECOMMENDED

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    Quote Originally Posted by groyn View Post
    "He named me Malala"
    I have to admit I had low expectations, but it was an option on the plane.
    Turned out to be really good.
    I second this. I too watched it on a flight to the USA. A fascinating insight into the life of a remarkable young woman and, arguably, a just as remarkable father.

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    Django - great fun, ten times better than the Hateful Eight

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    I had a piece of "Kill the Irishman" the other night. Not bad at all, I'd give it a 7.5/10 I guess...

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    Went to see Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice on Sat night. My 9 year old son has been waiting nearly 2 years to see it.

    Perhaps I'm becoming a grumpy old man but the plot was all over the place, BA as BM didn't really do it for me and it seemed just one big explosion after another.

    I've never liked Superman, even as a kid but if there is a single human being on the planet that can take on that character after Christopher Reeves, it is Henry Cavill - the man seems born to it.

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    As a comic book fan I loved batman vs superman. It's a film made for the fans and not the critics. Sure there were some issues with the film but it was way better than man of steel and affleck is less annoying than Bale as batman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vagabond View Post
    Perhaps I'm becoming a grumpy old man but the plot was all over the place, BA as BM didn't really do it for me and it seemed just one big explosion after another.
    I'll 2nd this comment. Saw it yesterday and thought it was a pile of poo, if I'm honest

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    I saw Batman etc on Friday and thought it was excellent. Quite dark and a little slow paced but all the better for it.

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    Touching.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hackett.dp View Post
    Touching.....
    Agree. Redmayne excellent (far better performance than in The Danish Girl) and Felicity Jones wonderfully understated.

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    Great film.


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    Rewatching Zodiac last night, the story (unsurprisingly) of the Zodiac killer, based in San Francisco and the surrounding area from the late 60's onwards.

    It's such a great movie, probably one of David Finchers best. Utterly engrossing the whole way through, especially knowing that it's a true story and was never actually solved. Well worth a watch if you can pick up a copy - sadly it's not on Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc!

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443706/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hicksmat View Post
    It's a film made for the fans and not the critics.
    A description which more or less guarantees a stinker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hicksmat View Post
    As a comic book fan I loved batman vs superman. It's a film made for the fans and not the critics. Sure there were some issues with the film but it was way better than man of steel and affleck is less annoying than Bale as batman.
    Ive not seen it yet but I was on another forum where the hardcore DC comic fans were going crazy as one of the superheroes in the films has apparently started killing people left right and centre which is against the superheroes ethics (hence the reason why he has never had a gun so they all say!!)

    I did not mind Bale except his ridiculous voice when in Batman persona!!!
    Last edited by kultschar; 29th March 2016 at 11:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Ive not seen it yet but I was on another forum where the hardcore DC comic fans were going crazy as one of the superheroes in the films has started killing people left right and centre which is against the superheroes ethics
    That was a dream sequence. I never saw either of the two main characters kill anyone (intentionally).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitfield View Post
    A description which more or less guarantees a stinker.
    I suggest you make your own mind up. Don't be a troll.

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