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nessisonett

@JudgeDredd God I hated that movie. I feel like “what if Rambo went on a massacre of Trump-esque stereotypes of rapey Mexicans” probably should have been vetoed at some point.

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RogerRoger

@LN78 Still would've offended somebody somewhere.

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nessisonett

@LN78 I… weirdly would have enjoyed that? Rambo vs Predator?

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LN78

@nessisonett I suspect that's why the concept got scrapped. There's a (possibly apocryphal) story that "Predator" was conceived in the aftermath of "Rocky IV" (the one where the eponymous boxer defeats communism) when the writers thought that the only thing left for Rocky to do was to single handedly repel an alien invasion.

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Th3solution

@TheBrandedSwordsman Hey buddy! No, I haven’t seen Inland Empire, but I will keep an eye out for it due to the recommendation. I’m not specifically a Lynch fan, per se, but I think I just haven’t tried much of his work.

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MightyDemon82

Just back from watching The Northman. Brilliant film. Not for everyone though, as four people walked out of our screening and I heard one person muttering that it was awful.

To me it's probably my favourite film I've seen this year up there with The Green Knight.

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JohnnyShoulder

@MightyDemon82 Really wanted to watch that in the cinema, but when I checked the listings for my local, it was no longer showing. Ah well, shall watch when it comes to home viewing.

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JudgeDredd

The Contractor (2007)

Professional assassin Wesley Snipes is set up by his own handler and fights to clear himself with the help of a young girl.

The girl befriending the agent lends a heartwarming angle to an otherwise formulaic film and I really enjoyed it. There was too much camera jank during the action but that was peak popularity at the time. Also, special mention to the sound design. Absolutely awful.

It falls into my mental box of approval.

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nessisonett

@JudgeDredd As a professional assassin, you could say that Wesley… Snipes?

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LN78

I watched the notorious "Death Wish 3" having somehow managed to avoid it for the past several decades. The last act is indeed absolutely insane! The funniest movie I've seen in ages and according to the credits Jimmy Page composed the the score! I immediately ordered a stack of various Cannon "classics" (predominantly the ones featuring ninjas and Chucks Bronson and Norris) as well as a documentary about the studio itself to watch as soon as is humanly possible. I seriously feel like I've missed a trick here.

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MightyDemon82

@JohnnyShoulder I was planning on going Saturday but there were no showings, So just went last night instead. Either it's run is coming to an end here as well, or weekends they put Marvel stuff on every screen going 🤷🏻‍♂️. Great film though if you enjoyed Witch and The Lighthouse you'll have a great time watching The Northman!

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HallowMoonshadow

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@HallowMoonshadow Sorry to hear Sonic 2 was a disappointment. That being said, I'm glad Knuckles worked for you, given the announcement of his spin-off show. At this point, as long as I don't think the movie's a total dumpster fire, I reckon there'll be enough potential to give me hope.

I thought most general concensus, especially by sonic fans, was that it was even better then the first film Rog? I'm a little surprised you're a bit bracing yourself for the worst there. Did I miss something?

I seriously doubt you'd find it dumpster fire worthy (and sincerely hope you won't) 😄

Wait a minute... I saw the film before you? I saw Sonic 2 before you?! Who are you and what've you done with RogerRoger?!

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JohnnyShoulder

@MightyDemon82 Yeah really liked Egger's previous films and have seen some say it is a bit Elden Ring-is, so I'm obviously even more interested in seeing it now.

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RogerRoger

@HallowMoonshadow I put more faith in the opinions of folks I know than I do those of professional critics and the general consensus, so I'm keeping an open mind. I like what I've seen in trailers and heard about in brief spoiler discussions (there was no way I was gonna be able to keep stuff like the post-credits scene a surprise) but I'll obviously need to see the blasted thing to be sure!

But thanks, yeah, I'm sure I'll love it, as and when!

As for your last point...

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No, in all seriousness, I think cinemas are dead to me. I much prefer to wait until I can watch something in the comfort of my own home, with my chosen sound and picture standards. Why schedule my time around when a staff member is gonna flip a switch on a creaky old projector, so that me and a bunch of strangers sitting together in a dirty darkened room, the floors covered in upturned nacho cheese and the seats in discarded popcorn, can begin to collectively hold our bladders for three hours?

So yeah, everybody's gonna beat me to everything for a while, methinks!

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LN78

@RogerRoger Your local cinema sounds revolting. I have access to a wonderful home theatre (thanks to my wonderfully wealthy younger brother) but we still sometimes venture out to our nearby (very clean, very high tech) multiplex for the communal big screen experience when the really big hitters like "Avengers Endgame" are in town. The kids really enjoy themselves,too - in much the same way that we did when our dad took us to see "Jurassic Park" or whatever it was at the time. It can still be a pretty magical experience. It would be a shame if cinemas disappeared completely. I think so, anyway.

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RogerRoger

@LN78 I think it's more that my various insecurities force me to notice and subsequently fixate on any and all imperfections, so no public space can ever hope to conform to my unrealistic standards. That, and I worked at a large cinema complex in my youth, so I've got a bit of that whole "McDonalds employees will never, ever eat at McDonalds" thing going on, too.

As always, my thoughts are my own, and I don't begrudge anybody who enjoys the experience, but it's the way things have been going for a while now. A few years back, I would've given the cinema industry a decade, at best. The pandemic accelerated the trend with alarming speed, which is why you've now got these big "save the cinema" publicity campaigns and backlashes against studios wanting to release their movies straight to streaming, so that'll keep 'em going a little longer, but not forever.

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kyleforrester87

I love going to the cinema!

I go to Prince Charles quite a lot, it's not what you'd call technologically advanced and I'm pretty sure there are still stains on the seats from its stint as a porn theatre in the 70's but the prices are very reasonable considering the location, it has a great atmosphere and they show a really wide variety of films.

https://princecharlescinema.com/

Otherwise my preference is Cineworld!

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nessisonett

@RogerRoger Cineworld is a bit gross here too to be honest. It’s the tallest cinema in the world though, with a horrible glass elevator which makes me feel violently ill! I much prefer the Glasgow Film Theatre.

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