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

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Burning: Korean film from a master director. This one is elusive, mysterious and still resonating days after watching it. A very psychological film. 8/10

Mid90s: Jonah Hill's directional debut. Very good coming of age film. Capturing a moment and vibe quite well with a great soundtrack too. 7.5/10
 

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Gotti - Netflix

John Travolta plays John Teflon Don Gotti in this Netflix movie. Interesting way to start this. Knowing most of the story and how it ends didnt make this any less interesting. Travolta plays all age Gotti. I thought he did an ok job.

Supporting cast is filled with some familiar faces and they all do a good job

8/10
 

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Finally saw Creed II. Man, the first one was a quality tribute to the original Rocky, and this one is a fitting tribute to the Rocky sequels which isn't really a good thing. Tonally reminded me a bit of Spectre, where you have a cheesy 80's plot but with a super serious tone that sucks the fun that would come from it.
 

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Meagan Leavey


Good flick based on a true story.


Megan Leavey is a US Marine corporal who served as a Military Police K9 handler. She was paired with military working dog Rex (E168). The pair served two deployments in Iraq together. They were first deployed to Fallujah in 2005, and then to Ramadi in 2006, where they were both wounded by an improvised explosive device. Leavey was awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with a "V" device denoting heroism in combat.
 

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Polar - Netflix.

Got told about this movie by a mate and watched it last night. I was not disappointed but it has an obscene amount of violence from start to finish, about a guy retiring from the hitman industry with a huge remuneration that his boss decides not to pay......

Really good movie and well worth a watch.

Ruby O Fee who plays Sindy is also drop dead stunning and it is worth giving it a look just for her!!

Solid 8/10.
 
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Interesting. My mate absolutely loved it and forced me to put it at the top of my watch list. What were your issues with it?
It tries to subvert expectations and fails. The most interesting story lines that are set up in act one get ignored. Ultimately it’s a six out of ten movie that feels less than that due to the expectations I have of the players involved.
 

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Avengers End Game - that was 3 hours of my life and $11 I'll never get back, an absolute bore fest for three quarters of it then a confusing mess for the remainder. Seemed to be a very poor copy of Back to the Future 2 but without any semblance of a logical story. Couldn't stand how they made the only good characters wimps and pushed the weaker ones like Captain "Ra Ra Red White and Blue" and the other sidekicks who have no personality into the front roles. 2/10 (but only just)
 

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Avengers End Game - that was 3 hours of my life and $11 I'll never get back, an absolute bore fest for three quarters of it then a confusing mess for the remainder. Seemed to be a very poor copy of Back to the Future 2 but without any semblance of a logical story. Couldn't stand how they made the only good characters wimps and pushed the weaker ones like Captain "Ra Ra Red White and Blue" and the other sidekicks who have no personality into the front roles. 2/10 (but only just)
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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Netflix)

It’s the Ted Bundy story with Zac Efron playing him.

Absolutely shithouse though, don’t bother.

Watch the Bundy Tapes doco - also on Netflix instead.
 

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James Hetfield makes his acting debut in this Ted Bundy movie but sorta from the POV of his missus? This is a strange movie. It never shows any acts of violence til very near the end and it almost feels like it is making a case that Bundy was innocent at times. It could almost be PG graphically, but obviously there are heavy themes and dialogue. Zac Efron doesn't really deviate from his usual in his role as Bundy, a confident cocker charmer most of the time. Richard Parsons also finds it very difficult to break his Sheldon image playing the prosecutor. Sixth Sense kid has become the six XL kid. Effy from skins hasn't aged that well. It's just a bit of a strange tone in this one that's hard to explain but I found it captivating enough and enjoyed it.

7/10
 

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Netflix)

It’s the Ted Bundy story with Zac Efron playing him.

Absolutely shithouse though, don’t bother.

Watch the Bundy Tapes doco - also on Netflix instead.
I enjoyed it and found it took a bit of a different take on the story. I found myself googling after watching the film whether Bundy actually did the murders or not. It's kind of from his perspective, but externally. I though Effron was pretty damn good in this and the Actress playing Liz really breaks your heart.

It's not a memorable film, but its worth watching.

Also, The Bundy Tapes is the same Director, as Edgie has already said.
 

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Made by the same people.
I’m staggered by that. The doco was so much better. I think your comments are right, it was strange, but I found the whole thing totally B grade. Efron was ok in some ways not in others, he didn’t sound anything like Bundy, a better actor would’ve nailed him voice and all. Bundy’s massive ego didn’t come through at all either as they tried to play the “is he innocent?” angle.

The ending was ok but I thought it was a pile of rubbish overall.
 

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I’m staggered by that. The doco was so much better. I think your comments are right, it was strange, but I found the whole thing totally B grade. Efron was ok in some ways not in others, he didn’t sound anything like Bundy, a better actor would’ve nailed him voice and all. Bundy’s massive ego didn’t come through at all either as they tried to play the “is he innocent?” angle.

The ending was ok but I thought it was a pile of rubbish overall.
Probably would have been better off releasing the movie first and then the doco a couple of weeks later. The order of the releases completely nullified their attempts at "is he innocent" angle. Sure anyone older than 45 knows who Ted Bundy is but putting the doco out early removes the film benefit (otherwise, you would aim to show what he did - not in a gratuitous way of course).
 

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I’m staggered by that. The doco was so much better. I think your comments are right, it was strange, but I found the whole thing totally B grade. Efron was ok in some ways not in others, he didn’t sound anything like Bundy, a better actor would’ve nailed him voice and all. Bundy’s massive ego didn’t come through at all either as they tried to play the “is he innocent?” angle.

The ending was ok but I thought it was a pile of rubbish overall.

I really liked it.
 
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