Movie What's the last movie you saw? (5)

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The Highwaymen - Netflix

Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson

2 out to pasture Texas Rangers are called in to help in the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde.

At over 2 hours it would be easy to dismiss this as Dances With Gangsters due to the sweeping landscape shots and the depression era ugliness and the slowness of the movie but its actually a very good movie highlighting the differences between the old and the new. The haves and have nots.

Hunting criminals is about following a trail, trying to get ahead of them , understanding them. Who better then Texas Rangers that used horses , the old, and find themselves using cars. The new.

The film is shot from Hamer and Maneys viewpoint and you see very very little of Bonnie and Clyde. I liked this.

It may not suit all tastes but I rate it 8/10
 

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MC Bad Genius

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Sometimes Never Always

A quintessentially British movie that I couldn't imagine ever being made anywhere else. Bill Nighy is fantastic as the quirky old man who is obsessed with Scrabble due to the game's involvement in one of the biggest regrets of his life - his son walking out of home and never returning. There's not a whole heap more to it and there are some incredibly slow scenes, but overall it's a really enjoyable film. 8/10
 

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I can't recall any Ultron bits in Infinity War? And I actually quite liked Age of Ultron.


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Agree on both counts. Watched it again the other day and it has its faults but there is also a decent amount I like about it as well and it moves a lot of pieces towards Infinity War/Endgame. Not one of the very best but easily top half for me.
 

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Body Melt (1993)
Ripper Ozploitation/schlock horror featuring d-grade Australian "celebrities" Lisa McCuane and one of the Daddos. Residents of an outer suburb of Geelong are pumped full an experimental drug that turns them into balls of snot. Killer special effects, tasteless jokes, racist stereotypes, cannibal rednecks in footy jumpers killing kangaroos and getting high on the adrenal glands. Aussie birds with their jugs out AND full frontal male nudity. Naive early 90's Australian techno soundtrack. Pointless gore. Heaps of foul language. Harold from Neighbours (playing a psychopath). Think early Peter Jackson meets Fat Pizza, (yep, it's that good) 10/10
 
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The Highwaymen - Netflix

Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson

2 out to pasture Texas Rangers are called in to help in the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde.

At over 2 hours it would be easy to dismiss this as Dances With Gangsters due to the sweeping landscape shots and the depression era ugliness and the slowness of the movie but its actually a very good movie highlighting the differences between the old and the new. The haves and have nots.

Hunting criminals is about following a trail, trying to get ahead of them , understanding them. Who better then Texas Rangers that used horses , the old, and find themselves using cars. The new.

The film is shot from Hamer and Maneys viewpoint and you see very very little of Bonnie and Clyde. I liked this.

It may not suit all tastes but I rate it 8/10
I really enjoyed it.

Agree that it was quite unusual, but enjoyable, how Bonny & Clyde were the focus of the movie, but were given basically no screen time.

Good movie.
 

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Where do you manage to see these films Toump Ass? A lot of them sound like movies i would enjoy buy not on netflix etc as a lot of them seem pretty obscure
I wasn't joking when I said I need to go scouting dumpsters for video tapes again. It was 10am outside a busy cafe and there were heaps of pretty girls around, but I couldn't help myself: I swallowed what's left of my pride, climbed in and took as many cassettes as I could carry.

That night I joined a few VHS forums online and discovered some of these tapes were prized items for horror fans, and then while selling them I chanced upon a once-in-a-lifetime ad from a guy dumping his collection of 400 or more VHS, a stack of DVD's and the DVD/VCR players all for $100.

That's where most of these movies come from, and that's why I've been going through them so quickly- I've been digitising them on my PC and selling them online (who has room for hundreds of VHS tapes in their house?)

Since joining these forums (which are obviously pretty small) I've made a stack of cash but I've also met people who I started trading with and buying from, and I've started getting tapes from e-bay and scouting op-shops and antique stores etc. to find them. There are a few "obscure film" blogs with download links but I've honestly never used them.

tl;dr- I legitimately scavenge shit out of bins and I love it.
 

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Great movie

I saw Us yesterday absolute trash.
In what way was Us absolute trash?

Tense, fantastically acted, less on the nose than Get Out but still plenty of subtext there if you want it.

Watched Pet Semetary straight after, enjoyed it very much as well.
 

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Yeah I liked "Us".

Not as much as "Get Out", which will go down as one of the greats for its genre, but quite good.

The more I think about it, the more I like it.
 
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Death of Stalin: 9/10 absolutely brilliant, comedic writing of the heightest caliber.
I need to try it again, but I really struggled to get through it and was ultimately disappointed. I normally love his writing and all the actors in this have great delivery and presence, but it all seemed to fall flat for me.
 

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Body Melt (1993)
Ripper Ozploitation/schlock horror featuring d-grade Australian "celebrities" Lisa McCuane and one of the Daddos. Residents of an outer suburb of Geelong are pumped full an experimental drug that turns them into balls of snot. Killer special effects, tasteless jokes, racist stereotypes, cannibal rednecks in footy jumpers killing kangaroos and getting high on the adrenal glands. Aussie birds with their jugs out AND full frontal male nudity. Naive early 90's Australian techno soundtrack. Pointless gore. Heaps of foul language. Harold from Neighbours (playing a psychopath). Think early Peter Jackson meets Fat Pizza, (yep, it's that good) 10/10
Holy shit. This sounds insane
 

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42- The Jackie Robinson story.
Netflix - 6/10

Cliched biopic that tells the story of the upheaval around the hiring of Robinson

At 2 hours 8 minutes you need to be patient, like baseball or want know about life in America for a black person.
 

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The Lego Movie: 2.

The movie reprises the roles of Hollywoods dorky yet lovable dad Will Ferrell as the adult voice. This time however his on screen presence is shaded by the lovely Maya Rudolph who was barely a bit part in the 1st instalment.

The movie begins with an overarching viewpoint of lego utopia, set after Lego Movie: 1. Unlikely hero, emmet (chris pratt) embodies the societys happy go lucky attitude. His friends batman (will arnett), lucy aker wyldstyle (elizabeth banks), unikitty (the stunning alison brie), benny (charlie day) right behind him witness yet another incursion of another kind. The sunny dispositioned world is under threat again as General Mayhem (steph beatriz) and her duplo army develop a misunderstanding with the lego world. War is upon us. Yes Duplo.

The first act finishes well and succinctly as an event catalyst occurs giving rise to the second act. Royalty of the enemy is behind this and seeks power through union which is unrequited, or so it seems. Very game of thrones like.

Twists and turns featuring new characters, a chris pratt like legoman complete with dinosaurs are introduced. WTF????

Once again, what is seen on the surface as a kids movie is actually not. The movie fleshes out key themes and shines a torch on society, while holding up a mirror to the planet is it stands now. Two worlds divided, one seeking power through union, misunderstandings and cloak and dagger shenanigans masking what the true agendas are in the leaders. Not too dissimilar to the worlds leaders right now. Mask. Such a great metaphor that is embolden in the third act as key characters are demasked to show their true colours.

It also seeks to tap into adult memories as retro (80s) lego sees a new threat in duplo. But there's more

As we saw in the first movie it was father vs son. Now, years have past and there are the children playing with lego. Sure to cause some outrage amongst people (its gone viral!).....the mainstay lego was the ownership of the son - cars, pirates, superheroes vs the pink, cutesy, lovey dovey duplo lego of the daughter. This caused friction that built the spine of the movie, gender lego war

Overall I felt the movie fell flat and not sure a sequel was worthwhile. Upon reflection during the movie I was thinking where is this going? What's it purporting to be? Normally a formulaic structure becomes monotonous and predictable, but that was lacking. Sometimes twists and turns are good, but in this case I was left wanting more with a clearer direction.

out of 10
 

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