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LN78

@nessisonett I'm a big fan of "Dr.No". That so many elements became series staples despite it being the first attempt is pretty remarkable. Co-written by a woman, as well.

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nessisonett

@LN78 It definitely feels more like a spy movie than a ‘Bond movie’ if that makes sense. It does get a lot right though. Again, justice for Quarrel.

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Trans rights are human rights.

LN78

@nessisonett I'd agree with that - Bond movies weren't really "Bond Movies" until "Goldfinger" for better or worse. At least Quarrel Jnr. showed up in "Live and Let Die", I suppose.

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nessisonett

@LN78 Goldfinger contains so so many Bond staples that I get why people say it’s the best one, even if I don’t agree!

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Trans rights are human rights.

LN78

@nessisonett It's without a doubt the one that established the formula such as it was and I thought it was the best one for many, many years. I'm a "From Russia With Love" man these days.

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nessisonett

@LN78 It’s a matter of mood for me. Casino Royale is incredible but it’s less of a classic ‘Bond movie’ so I’d lean towards GoldenEye for the fun Bond movie and From Russia With Love for an older pick.

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Trans rights are human rights.

LN78

@nessisonett I'm growing into an appreciation of the mid-term Moore films (specifically "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker") as I get older so those would be my current picks for a wet Bank Holiday Monday. My view of the Brosnan era is going in rather the opposite direction - apart from "GoldenEye" (which was very much a "Bond's Greatest Hits" pastiche of a film and something of a Hail Mary by the producers) I think his stint in the tux was pretty terrible. Dalton was miles better.

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LtSarge

@nessisonett I'm gonna be honest, I genuinely thought the actor looked like that, lol. I'm no expert on genetic makeup, so I thought because the character is half German, half Chinese that an offspring of that combination would look like that. It sure fooled me!

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LN78

I've just ordered both volumes of the Universal Monsters 4K collection for Halloween. Mad to think that some of the movies included are almost 100 years old and were considered borderline transgressive when they were released. Now most of them have PG certificates.

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nessisonett

@LN78 Didn’t realise they were in 4K, that’s pretty cool. I find black and white stuff fascinating in 4K, although I can’t decide if the sharpness adds or detracts from the atmosphere with some of them. I’ll need to check them out for myself, part of what makes those movies eerie to this day is the weird fuzzy foggy vibe you get before it’s interrupted by daytime ITV2 adverts about stairlifts.

Plumbing’s just Lego innit. Water Lego.

Trans rights are human rights.

LN78

@nessisonett I haven't seen much of the older B&W stuff in 4K beyond "Casablanca" and "Citizen Kane" (I've really tried to stop upgrading as many films from Blu-Ray to 4K just for the sake of my wallet) but there the HDR really improved the contrast and so enhanced the picture detail. The more modern B&W movies like "Raging Bull" and "Schindler's List" look as fantastic in 4K as you might expect.

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FuriousMachine

@LN78 I purchased the first batch of four (Dracula, Frankenstein, Invisible Man and Wolfman), but have yet to watch them. Got the steelbook versions of them, so I was hoping the second batch would have steelbooks released as well, but it seems only the Mummy will get a steelbook and then only the blu-ray version, for some reason.
Will order them at some point regardless, but will hold off a little longer to see if steelbooks show up at a later date. Would be nice to have a "matching set", as it were

FuriousMachine

MightyDemon82

This past weekend I watched The Super Mario
Bros movie which I enjoyed quite a bit. Also watched The Night Comes for Us. Will watch any martial arts movie I can get my hands on at the moment.

Looking forward to seeing The Creator this weekend. Been quite some time since I've been excited for a sci-fi movie!

MightyDemon82

LN78

Rented "The Flash" for a fiver. I got done. What a clown show of a movie.

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nessisonett

Kind of a shame that it took Illya Kuryakin dying for me to realise he was also the dude that did the sample in The Next Episode by Dre.

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Trans rights are human rights.

FuriousMachine

@MightyDemon82 I'm also seeing The Creator this weekend Has some solid buzz surrounding it, so I'm getting a bit excited

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LtSarge

Just finished watching From Russia With Love. Didn't enjoy this one as much as Dr. No. I don't know if I'm the only one who feels like this, but it feels like these movies start out coherent and then become a jumbled mess towards the end. I could not follow along at all what was happening at the end. Why did they take the train, why was there a car blocking the train, why are they in the car, why are they being attacked by a helicopter, why are they on a boat. It was just so disjointed, it's like somebody just put together a bunch of random scenes with no explanation. Moreover, the villains weren't as memorable this time around, but at least we got a better picture of Spectre and number one.

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nessisonett

@LtSarge I really like that one, it’s closer to a Hitchcock thriller in many ways. Red Grant is a brilliant villain and Rosa Klebb is still referred to at least in the UK whenever a slightly terrifying murdery older woman is on screen. I think the reason that it seems like it goes from one scene to the other is that a lot of thrillers from that period were paced in that way, and you have to get yourself in that mindset and pay much more attention than you would do with any blockbuster released after 2000. North by Northwest is an undisputed classic that I watched and it went in one ear and out the other, I think you have to be in the right environment and mood to watch a movie like that. Funnily enough Thunderball was like that for me too so good luck! Don’t worry, the Bond movies don’t get that involved and attention-demanding again until possibly In Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

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Trans rights are human rights.

LN78

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FuriousMachine

Just finished No One Will Save You on Disney+/Star and I am baffled by all the praise it is getting (at least by Norwegian critics, but it seems to be fairly well received overall).

Took me two nights to get through, mainly because it's a "gimmick" movie and the gimmick annoyed me.
The gimmick? No dialogue.

Which could be interesting and clever if only either
a) there would be a good reason for there to be no dialogue (the main character is deaf, for example)
or
b) the setting is such that there is no natural dialogue taking place (a single person in a solitary location with nobody to interact with)

Neither of these are true. The movie attempts at b) but fails miserably a couple of times by placing the main character in situations where a complete lack of verbal interaction just becomes plain ridiculous (the sequence on the bus... sheesh... why did that even need to be in there?)

If the movie hadn't been so preoccupied with its central gimmick it may have turned out better, but I'm not sure it would have worked anyway, as it seemed either unwilling or unable to give neither the protagonist or the antagonists any clear motivations for their actions and simply seemed content to chronicle just a series of encounters with no particular rhyme or reason. I may have missed some details, because I found it really hard to maintain any interest here.

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