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Managed to view Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Much better than 2016 but full of nonsense like when Paul Rudd is the only guy in the Walmart and it's basically just a Walmart / Baskin Robbins commercial. It's also just too convenient in places, everything they need is just there, no effort required.
 

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I quite enjoyed this on Prime:

Maggie Q still being Nikita then
 

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Just saw Spider-Man.

Best of the lot so far. Very very well done.
 

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Just saw Spider-Man.

Best of the lot so far. Very very well done.
My son's seen it. He thought it was great too. I couldn't though as I can't leave the wife alone with the daughter as she's too unpredictable :(
 

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Managed to view Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Much better than 2016 but full of nonsense like when Paul Rudd is the only guy in the Walmart and it's basically just a Walmart / Baskin Robbins commercial. It's also just too convenient in places, everything they need is just there, no effort required.
I enjoyed it. I'll always see it as the third movie. The 2016 one was an abomination and should be forgotten. It wasn't even the acting that made the 2016 one bad, it was the shit script and terrible vfx.
 

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I enjoyed it. I'll always see it as the third movie. The 2016 one was an abomination and should be forgotten. It wasn't even the acting that made the 2016 one bad, it was the shit script and terrible vfx.
Oh totally but I'm more excited by the possibilities from the ending than the film itself. It's just disjointed, needed a longer runtime and more character time but it didn't get them so it pumped the nostalgia button hard.
 

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Oh totally but I'm more excited by the possibilities from the ending than the film itself. It's just disjointed, needed a longer runtime and more character time but it didn't get them so it pumped the nostalgia button hard.
Did you watch the post credit scene?
 

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Did you watch the post credit scene?
Aye, that's what I'm on about, I'd love to see that plus
it's got all the right threads again, the new Ghostbusters cartoon to draw on the whole new generation thing, in New York, if the containment unit explodes it justifies bringing in a new team, they can do stupid training skits with the originals if they choose to sign up again, I also kinda love Winston being the success it was one of the most well written bits of dialogue in the film
 

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Aye, that's what I'm on about, I'd love to see that plus
it's got all the right threads again, the new Ghostbusters cartoon to draw on the whole new generation thing, in New York, if the containment unit explodes it justifies bringing in a new team, they can do stupid training skits with the originals if they choose to sign up again, I also kinda love Winston being the success it was one of the most well written bits of dialogue in the film
Just watched it with no expectations and then really enjoyed it! (y) (y) (y)
 

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Just watched it with no expectations and then really enjoyed it! (y) (y) (y)
It's perfectly fine, way better than 2016 because it's not busting (no pun intended) a gut trying too hard to be funny by going "hey look at me, I'm wacky, aren't I just so wacky? TELL ME I'M WACKY!!!".

The story just doesn't make sense though if you look at it objectivly. Like
There's literally no reaction to the ghosts starting to turn up. Like for nostalgia it's super cool they put the cab driver in the diner but he's just there doing nothing, it makes no sense. It's like muncher, he's only a marginally different spook from Slimer because they needed to establish that he ate metal before the point in the film they needed him to eat the metal. There's also basically nobody around ever so the kids can go anywhere but you don't know how they get there.
 

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Yeah, it's a great film. Unplug brain and enjoy, which is all a film needs to be sometimes.
 

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I just watched Brazen on Netflix, as it was highlighted as one of most watched movies today... What a load of garbage, predictable rubbish
 

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" After a demanding book tour, superstar mystery novelist Grace McCabe (Alyssa Milano) decides to visit her sister, Kathleen, who's embroiled in a custody battle after a bitter divorce. Arriving in D.C., Grace is shocked to find Kathleen living in a run-down neighborhood and, hoping to afford a hotshot lawyer, supplementing her meager teacher's salary by moonlighting as a phone sex operator. According to Kathleen, Fantasy, Inc., guarantees its employees ironclad anonymity. But Grace has her doubts which are confirmed one horrifying cherry-blossom-scented night when one of Fantasy, Inc.'s operators is murdered. As Grace is drawn to help solve the crime, her life turns into a scene from one of her own books. Yet as one of her biggest fans, investigator Ed Jackson, warns her: This isn't fiction. Real people die and Grace could be next. For she's setting a trap for a killer more twisted than anything she could imagine. And not even Ed may be able to protect her from a rendezvous with lust and death."

Sounds like utter turd, could have saved yourself time there mate.
 

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I just watched Nobody, which is a bit like John Wick. And just as good. Lots of laughs, highly recommended:


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZti8QKBWPo
This review summed it up for me. Amazing how something is highly enjoyable, even though there isn't necessarily anything new, just done really well. Shame that more people don't do the same.

Was so refreshing that it didn't contain any bloat to drag it out either.


"It’s all very been here, seen that yet there’s something infinitely pleasing about a film doing very little but doing it very well, knowing just how high to aim without aiming any higher, aware of exactly what it can and can’t do. In a tight 91 minutes, without any bloat, Nobody gives us exactly what we want"
 

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This review summed it up for me. Amazing how something is highly enjoyable, even though there isn't necessarily anything new, just done really well. Shame that more people don't do the same.


"It’s all very been here, seen that yet there’s something infinitely pleasing about a film doing very little but doing it very well, knowing just how high to aim without aiming any higher, aware of exactly what it can and can’t do. In a tight 91 minutes, without any bloat, Nobody gives us exactly what we want"

View: https://youtu.be/_2un1aU7mT0
 

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DO NOT watch "Mother/Android".

It's a pile of shit. One of the worst films I've seen in a very long time. Long drawn out dull film with stupidity running through it in large amounts.
 

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DO NOT watch "Mother/Android".

It's a pile of shit. One of the worst films I've seen in a very long time. Long drawn out dull film with stupidity running through it in large amounts.

Just read the synopsis and it sounds like torturous misery porn.
 

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I just watched Nobody, which is a bit like John Wick. And just as good. Lots of laughs, highly recommended:


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZti8QKBWPo
Anyone seen Hardcore Henry? After watching Nobody, I realised that it reminded me of that. Turns out that it's from the same director.

Watched it around 6 years ago and enjoyed it. Looks like the critics shat all over it though so maybe I was high :whistle:

Also- Stevie Graham in a new one that looks worth a watch

 

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Anyone seen Hardcore Henry? After watching Nobody, I realised that it reminded me of that. Turns out that it's from the same director.

Watched it around 6 years ago and enjoyed it. Looks like the critics shat all over it though so maybe I was high :whistle:

Also- Stevie Graham in a new one that looks worth a watch

Boiling Point was an excellent watch for me...
 

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Just watched it. Good sht. Pretty cool that it was one take too. Wonder how many times they had to do it
I heard they planned 8 takes, but then covid was getting bad to they dropped to 4... of the 4 takes the 3rd was chosen...
 

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Pretty good going. Must plan it a bit like a play.

While I'm fan-boying on Stephen Graham, there's another decent one, that I watched with him in recently, called Help. Tough going but an insight into a care home during covid.
 

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Just watched it. Good sht. Pretty cool that it was one take too. Wonder how many times they had to do it
Chef based, but very different:


Enjoyed it.
 

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Chaos Walking - Other than some plot holes and it being about 15m too short we really enjoyed the concept.

Hope they do a second one to fill out the plot holes.
 

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