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Offline sadnesstan

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« Reply #2025 on: Monday 2 December 2019, 08:34:35 PM »
Laughed my tits off when Jim Norton actually showed up.

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« Reply #2026 on: Monday 2 December 2019, 09:10:47 PM »
Astroblack spoiler that ffs

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« Reply #2027 on: Monday 2 December 2019, 09:37:05 PM »
Dunzo. Apologies all round.

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« Reply #2028 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 08:41:08 AM »
The original Pet Sematary. Hated the remake which I saw before the original. This one is so much f***ing better.

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« Reply #2029 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 02:19:56 PM »
Frozen 2, with the kids. Better than I expected tbh, but I didn't expect much.

More importantly, Regal have started a "Regal Unlimited" service, which essentially takes care of one of the few things I miss about the UK.
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« Reply #2030 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 02:20:58 PM »
Roadhouse.

So bad its funny.  :cheesy:

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« Reply #2031 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 06:30:56 PM »
The Irishman is easily one of the best films I’ve ever seen, it didn’t even feel that long and Pesci man was the best performance of them all. He played the nice old man you just knew was the most sinister of them all without ever seeing it in him role so perfectly.

Oh that's some twist. The psycho is the only role he can play. He wasn't in any way convincing in the scene where they meet. Looked like Jim Norton, waiting for the results of his latest AIDS test.

Look, I've no doubt it's just as good as most other Scorsese films. But I can watch most of them in under two hours and know the acting is reliable. This is 3.5 hours with the bloke from the Warburton's ad, and a guy who has made 5 films in 20 years. And it's on Netflix.


Sorry, but unless you’ve watched it all the way through, you’re in no position to critique the film.

Me, I happily binge watch shows for hours on end, a film of 3.5 hours isn’t a slog for me if it’s a good watch and this was a great watch. I’d have watched another 30 minutes added on easily.

Mind it helps that I’m familiar with some of the characters and the genre, I’m not sure how accurate a lot of it is though. I don’t think Frank actually killed Hoffa in reality himself, him claiming he did/wanting people to think he did is his way of dealing with the guilt he felt over his death. That he couldn’t stop it. If he was the one who pulled the trigger, at least he could feel responsible and less guilty somewhat. He definitely didn’t kill Gallo.

As for Pesci, no other actor out there today could pull off the old school mafioso boss the way he did. He could have had a handful of lines throughout the film and he would not need to speak any more to be convincing.

That’s the way those guys were back then, nice old men on the surface, but sinister and very very scary. The likes of Frank did the killings, did the stealing, the robbings, the beatings, but the real nasty piece of work, the real bad guy, was the likes of Bufalino.

The biggest disappointment for me was Stephen Graham’s over acting and accent, he’s a great actor and a fave of mine, but he was the least convincing, that’s me not picking though.

Agreed. He did a great 'accent-work' in Gangs of New York and as Al Capone, but in this his performance was way too 'beige' for my liking.
I watched the preview last week, and the scenes he's in without dialogue look brilliant, but as soon as he opens his mouth...

I think Martin Scorsese likes him, I would imagine we may see something special in the near future involving the two, Graham maybe starring in something much more prominently than he featured in The Irishman. I hope so as he’s a great actor and a top bloke by the looks of it.

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Offline HTT

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« Reply #2032 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 06:34:57 PM »
The Irishman.

Turned it ON after 10 mis and it's not a bad film. Not a great film either. I guess I'd call it a good film.

Still stand by my original assertion that the first 10 mins are painful, and not particularly representative of the film as a whole [the women get to speak, for a start]. Looked like it was going to be a remake of Goodfellas/Casino but it's a much slower pace,which suits it.

Stephen Graham's NooJoysey accent wasn't that bad. His opening scene, Yes. But I get the feeling that scene was deliberate to paint him as an incompetent arsehole. His accent is emphasised because he is reading from notes [probably written by a more intelligent man than himself]. Overall I enjoyed his performance.

Somebody called it a farewell, and that's a fair assessment. It was always going to be a vanity project, and they didn't destroy it. Still think, given Scorsese's comments about Marvel that the number of digital artists is obscene, but that's where we are. It is what it is.

I prefer Scorsese's earlier "FILMS", and as homages to the man go, this comes a close second to Joker.

Fair enough :thup:

I’d put it above Goodfellas and Casino, two of my fave films, it’s that good. This isn’t about central characters or plot lines, it’s about the times for those individuals and what they were all about, rather than the other way round, that’s how I saw it anyway. Frank today wouldn’t be some murdering associate of the Mob, Jimmy would be squeaky clean and Russ would probably be a pedo. Did anyone else get some undertones of that with him and Peggy btw? Was weird as f*** IMO.
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« Reply #2033 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 08:48:12 PM »
Roadhouse.

So bad its funny.  :cheesy:

Wew. So BAD it's funny? It's one of the greatest films ever made and I will f***ing roundhouse kick anyone who says otherwise.

Offline sadnesstan

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« Reply #2034 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 08:51:49 PM »
The Irishman.

Turned it ON after 10 mis and it's not a bad film. Not a great film either. I guess I'd call it a good film.

Still stand by my original assertion that the first 10 mins are painful, and not particularly representative of the film as a whole [the women get to speak, for a start]. Looked like it was going to be a remake of Goodfellas/Casino but it's a much slower pace,which suits it.

Stephen Graham's NooJoysey accent wasn't that bad. His opening scene, Yes. But I get the feeling that scene was deliberate to paint him as an incompetent arsehole. His accent is emphasised because he is reading from notes [probably written by a more intelligent man than himself]. Overall I enjoyed his performance.

Somebody called it a farewell, and that's a fair assessment. It was always going to be a vanity project, and they didn't destroy it. Still think, given Scorsese's comments about Marvel that the number of digital artists is obscene, but that's where we are. It is what it is.

I prefer Scorsese's earlier "FILMS", and as homages to the man go, this comes a close second to Joker.

I’d put it above Goodfellas and Casino, two of my fave films, it’s that good. This isn’t about central characters or plot lines, it’s about the times for those individuals and what they were all about, rather than the other way round, that’s how I saw it anyway. Frank today wouldn’t be some murdering associate of the Mob, Jimmy would be squeaky clean and Russ would probably be a pedo. Did anyone else get some undertones of that with him and Peggy btw? Was weird as f*** IMO.

They'd all be friends with Epstein.

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« Reply #2035 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 08:53:16 PM »
Roadhouse.

So bad its funny.  :cheesy:

Wew. So BAD it's funny? It's one of the greatest films ever made and I will f***ing roundhouse kick anyone who says otherwise.

100% agree Swazyes best film apart from Youngblood of course
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« Reply #2036 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 09:21:36 PM »
I got nonce vibes from Bufalino as well.

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« Reply #2037 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 09:32:36 PM »
The Irishman.

Turned it ON after 10 mis and it's not a bad film. Not a great film either. I guess I'd call it a good film.

Still stand by my original assertion that the first 10 mins are painful, and not particularly representative of the film as a whole [the women get to speak, for a start]. Looked like it was going to be a remake of Goodfellas/Casino but it's a much slower pace,which suits it.

Stephen Graham's NooJoysey accent wasn't that bad. His opening scene, Yes. But I get the feeling that scene was deliberate to paint him as an incompetent arsehole. His accent is emphasised because he is reading from notes [probably written by a more intelligent man than himself]. Overall I enjoyed his performance.

Somebody called it a farewell, and that's a fair assessment. It was always going to be a vanity project, and they didn't destroy it. Still think, given Scorsese's comments about Marvel that the number of digital artists is obscene, but that's where we are. It is what it is.

I prefer Scorsese's earlier "FILMS", and as homages to the man go, this comes a close second to Joker.

I’d put it above Goodfellas and Casino, two of my fave films, it’s that good. This isn’t about central characters or plot lines, it’s about the times for those individuals and what they were all about, rather than the other way round, that’s how I saw it anyway. Frank today wouldn’t be some murdering associate of the Mob, Jimmy would be squeaky clean and Russ would probably be a pedo. Did anyone else get some undertones of that with him and Peggy btw? Was weird as f*** IMO.

Nah :lol:

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« Reply #2038 on: Yesterday at 12:44:20 PM »
Roadhouse.

So bad its funny.  :cheesy:

Wew. So BAD it's funny? It's one of the greatest films ever made and I will f***ing roundhouse kick anyone who says otherwise.

It is an absolute riot. Swayze was incredible.

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« Reply #2039 on: Yesterday at 10:52:14 PM »
Frozen 2.

Wor lass' choice. I wanted to gouge my eyes out and stick needles in my ears. Painful.

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« Reply #2040 on: Today at 05:47:13 AM »
Knives Out.  Really good, and much funnier than I was expecting.  Imagine Poirot investigating the Bluths.

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« Reply #2041 on: Today at 12:28:52 PM »
Frozen 2.

Wor lass' choice. I wanted to gouge my eyes out and stick needles in my ears. Painful.

Unless you’re a 7 year-old girl, you wouldn’t be expected to enjoy it :lol:

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« Reply #2042 on: Today at 01:58:31 PM »
The Irishman.

Turned it ON after 10 mis and it's not a bad film. Not a great film either. I guess I'd call it a good film.

Still stand by my original assertion that the first 10 mins are painful, and not particularly representative of the film as a whole [the women get to speak, for a start]. Looked like it was going to be a remake of Goodfellas/Casino but it's a much slower pace,which suits it.

Stephen Graham's NooJoysey accent wasn't that bad. His opening scene, Yes. But I get the feeling that scene was deliberate to paint him as an incompetent arsehole. His accent is emphasised because he is reading from notes [probably written by a more intelligent man than himself]. Overall I enjoyed his performance.

Somebody called it a farewell, and that's a fair assessment. It was always going to be a vanity project, and they didn't destroy it. Still think, given Scorsese's comments about Marvel that the number of digital artists is obscene, but that's where we are. It is what it is.

I prefer Scorsese's earlier "FILMS", and as homages to the man go, this comes a close second to Joker.

Yeah, but wasn't the film set in Philly?

Offline sadnesstan

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« Reply #2043 on: Today at 02:03:50 PM »
The Irishman.

Turned it ON after 10 mis and it's not a bad film. Not a great film either. I guess I'd call it a good film.

Still stand by my original assertion that the first 10 mins are painful, and not particularly representative of the film as a whole [the women get to speak, for a start]. Looked like it was going to be a remake of Goodfellas/Casino but it's a much slower pace,which suits it.

Stephen Graham's NooJoysey accent wasn't that bad. His opening scene, Yes. But I get the feeling that scene was deliberate to paint him as an incompetent arsehole. His accent is emphasised because he is reading from notes [probably written by a more intelligent man than himself]. Overall I enjoyed his performance.

Somebody called it a farewell, and that's a fair assessment. It was always going to be a vanity project, and they didn't destroy it. Still think, given Scorsese's comments about Marvel that the number of digital artists is obscene, but that's where we are. It is what it is.

I prefer Scorsese's earlier "FILMS", and as homages to the man go, this comes a close second to Joker.

Yeah, but wasn't the film set in Philly?

Gallipoli is set in Turkey, I don't remember Mel Gibson adopting a Turkish accent.

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« Reply #2044 on: Today at 03:06:58 PM »
It honestly felt like a reprisal of his role as Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire. He has kind of a generic north-east accent going on, definitely not strongly leaning anywhere.

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« Reply #2045 on: Today at 05:42:03 PM »
I got nonce vibes from Bufalino as well.

The mob were into child prostitution like so...
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