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Gremio108

@RogerRoger Yes, yes it was.

Also, he was the chief officer for the local province, which made him the County Mountie on the Bounty.

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Arugula

@Gremio108 @RogerRoger I'm finding this a little far-fetched. I doubt he really was the county mountie on the bounty on the account he worked the foundry at the town quay. Old man Prouty we used to call thee, often rowdy but I liked him, he gave me a discount fee. Or maybe I'm thinking of someone else.

Watched Panic Room. very good!

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JohnnyShoulder

I saw Bumblebee last night and although it wasn't as bad as the last Transformers film I watched (the third, or maybe the second I forget now), I wouldn't reccomended it to anyone either.

My biggest gripe with it is that is just all felt over familiar, with large sections ripped off from the first live action film and stuff like ET and The Iron Giant. Also thought the dialogue was pretty bad and I found Hailee Stenfield's character a bit annoying at time. John Cema felt like he belonged in the previous films and well out of place.

On the plus side the design of the Transformers are much better harking backed to the G1 cartoons. The opening section in Cybertron was mind blowing, I would happy watch a film on there with no annoying human characters lol. The teenage leerieness humour from the previous films has gone too, with no fawning over scantily clad females. Which i don't mind, but not something I really want in a Transformers movie. And the horrible over saturated colour tone has gone with something that feels less Hollywood and more natural.

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Gremio108

@JohnnyShoulder Speaking of, my wife brought to my attention last night that the guy from The Haunting of Hill House is Elliot from E.T. I didn't know this, it blew my mind a bit.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Gremio108 That's interesting, do you know which bloke?

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Arugula

Watched a few films over the weekend.
Detective Pikachu This feels like a stupid thing to say but without the pokemon I think it would have been dreadful. A weak movie propped up by the pokemon interactions throughout.

Alita: Battle Angel I really enjoyed this. An absolute treat for the eyes with a little bit of everything, emotionally. I know it didn't blow away box offices but there better be a sequel!

The Imitation Game Loved it. Both a fascinating and sad tale. The acting is excellent.

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Ralizah

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Honestly, it feels like Tarantino has finally matured as a director. This is so much less self-consciously clever than any other film of his I've ever seen. Although I still don't like it nearly as much as Kill Bill vol. 1. And, yes, the foot fetish is still on full display. Anyway, I think my favorite aspect of the film is the way it subverted Sharon Tate's claim to fame; instead of exploitatively killing her on-screen and continuing to tie her destiny directly to that of the psychopaths in the Manson clan, she's allowed to live and stay happy in this (and is played adorably by Margot Robbie). I'm not a huge Brad Pitt fan, but he's great in this as All-American-Man and definite affable psychopath Cliff Booth. The film is probably half an hour too long and is essentially plotless, but I do have to commend the filmmakers for doing everything possible to transport viewers back to Hollywood at the tail end of the 1960s. The set design, the hair-styles, the way the movie is filmed, the music, the radio and TV ads... everything is there to help transport the viewer back in time. Solid movie overall.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: This one was actually quite a bit of fun. While it's definitely still juvenile horror, the film's command of the cinematic language ends up making it much more intense than the majority of adult oriented horror films I've seen. The monsters on display are also very creepy and, in one case, grotesquely ingenious. The plot does a good job of adapting stories from the book while not feeling like a framing device for an anthology (this feels like one consistent and coherent narrative).

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KALofKRYPTON

@Ralizah I mostly enjoyed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood . It falters in several areas for me though; and it's rare that I'll leave a film having thoroughly enjoyed watching it but be so ready to criticise it.
Performances throughout are fantastic - I'm loathe to say that it's a given due to the casting, but I'd expect nothing less of the majority of the players involved. DiCaprio still manages to put in an absolutely star turn here, and PItt hasn't been as compelling in ages.

This is a film that feels like is was, is and could still be several projects rolled in to one; not completely unsuccessfully per se - but certainly jarringly. The main thread of Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth is absolute solid gold (apart from the slightly misjudged Bruce Lee scene) , they're both rough enough and imperfect enough with their charm and sincerity shining through that they possibly climb to the top of the tree of Taranino characters. I'd happily watch more of them. And that is where the film falters. The real world historical setting is a great backdrop for Rick & Cliff, but the under-baked Manson story and sprinkling of Hollywood A-listers never feels anything but secondary, and distracting. Margot Robbie is great, but barely there.

The seemingly obligatory violence seems added as an unfortunate afterthought to an otherwise utterly charming film.

I've no doubt that there's a cut of this film possible (if not sat in QT's house already) where it omits the Manson sub-plot and just sticks with Rick & Cliff through and through. It' best remembered that way and would work far better in my opinion.

Godzilla KOM on the hand was a hoot! Much better execution that the last effort, though still a fair amount of human POV on the monster action, it's clear that Michael Dougherty is either a fan or knows what we want to see.
There's always more room for monster action with these things, and KOM is no exception - plenty of untapped potential there - but I guess they can't attempt something on a Godzilla: Final Wars scale before fleshing out their Monarch shared universe stuff a little more.

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Ralizah

@KALofKRYPTON I liked that the Manson stuff existed on the periphery of the story. In any other movie, the murderous hippies would be the point of the film. Here, they're just a part of the total picture. It's sort of Notre-Dame de Paris-esque in that sense.

Glad you enjoyed KotM. It blew my mind how critics panned that INCREDIBLY fun film. Granted, it's not a masterpiece like Shin Godzilla or the original (or Godzilla vs. Destroyah; fite me), but it was the first American Godzilla production I unreservedly enjoyed, and it was a LOT of fun seeing some of the classic kaiju get the big budget Hollywood treatment. Ghidorah, especially, was just magnificent; practically a force of nature in its own right!

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Arugula

@kyleforrester87 My main issue with Detective Pikachu is that I felt it could have been so much more. Can't stand Ryan Reynolds either which doesn't help much.

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Gremio108

@JohnnyShoulder He's the dad, but in the scenes where he was a younger man. Does that make sense...?

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KALofKRYPTON

@Ralizah the whole plot could be exised from the film and leave it in a better state for my money. Especially given the direction QT took it.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Gremio108 Ah yes, I know who that is now, thanks!

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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Gremio108

@JohnnyShoulder Oh and cheers for the Owl tips by the way, beat him last night as a result

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WanderingBullet

Damn..... Looks like Spider-man will no longer be a part of the MCU apparently.

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KALofKRYPTON

@WanderingBullet
Disney trying to get more money out of the deal it seems. Which was inevitable I guess.

Can't say I'm too fussed, MCU Spidey isn't my jam at all.

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WanderingBullet

@KALofKRYPTON A friend of mine says that apparently Disney only gets 5% from ticket sales but I've also heard that they don't get anything from ticket sales, only from merchandise. Idk which is true.

Far From Home made over a billion dollars at the box office. So I can understand why Disney's asking for more, but at the same time it's obvious that Sony wasn't gonna give up 50%.

They probably should've negotiated more.

This must be what Stan Lee's feeling right now.
https://tenor.com/view/stan-lee-marvel-stan-tony-stark-avenge...

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