What was the last film you watched?

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  1. Seaviewer

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    To Trap a Spy (1964)

    The first theatrical outing for The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

    This was produced by padding out the original "Solo" pilot film, which was fortuitously shot in colour, to feature length with additional "too hot for TV" footage. A different edit became the first televised episode "The Vulcan Affair".

    I've yet to watch the other two versions but it's fairly easy to tell where the extra scenes were grafted on once you're aware of it.
     
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    I just saw Green Book (2018). What a great film! It's a bit like Driving Miss Daisy in reverse but so much better. In places the film was laugh out loud funny and at other times it was so moving, it had me in tears. Viggo Mortensen is so good in this and my favourite performance of all those that have been nominated this year for the major awards. One of the best films I've seen in a long time.

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    Cars 2



    My first time with this one. Good fun!​
     
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    Is there a James Bond type car in it, or is it actually the British villain car?
     
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    Finn McMissile - voiced by Michael Caine - is very similar to Bond's Aston Martin DB5. And has a lot of the same tricks and gadgets...


     
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    I think I'm going to buy the Despicable Me collection.
     
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    For the first time in my life is saw the movie "Toomorrow" a old Sci-fi movie from 1970 with Olivia Newton-John. :)

    This movie was so bad that it was really entertaining to watch, even Olivia could not really save this movie. Sorry Olivia :(

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    Hereditary (2018). It's a dumb storyline but it's jumpy enough to scare you.

     
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    The Goob (2014)

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    A small British film about a seventeen-year-old boy living in the Norfolk countryside, a summer "coming of age" story I guess you could call it. It reminded me a lot of the BBC sitcom THIS COUNTRY, which I really love -- a similar part of the world, the same sort of naturalistic, fly-on-the-wall camera style and acting -- but while it's got some funny bits, there's an underlying sense of menace which makes you think, "Uh oh, this isn't going to end well." But the tenser it becomes, the more gripping it is. And about halfway through, there is the most brilliantly unexpected use of 'I Feel Love' by Donna Summer, which makes you feel like you're listening to it for the first time. Even if the rest of the film wasn't as good as it is, it would be worth watching for that bit.
     
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    The Naked Gun.

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    The Naked Gun 2 1/2 - The Smell Of Fear.

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    A BIG thank you to Richard for making me aware of this one! I loved it. I wasn't expecting much more than a slice of '60s horror exploitation, which I'd have been happy with, but this was much more substantial than that.

    Interesting that it was made in 1965, the same year as The Ipcress File. The few glimpses of '60s London we get here -- pretty, leafy Hampstead -- are a bit swingier than the rainy, overcast Whitehall of Ipcress, but there is one scene set in Trafalgar Square. It's funny to think of Terence Stamp’s real-life flatmate at the time, Harry Palmer, shuffling papers just up the road while Stamp drives past with the original Maggie Gioberti in the boot of his car.

    Like Karen Mackenzie, Samantha Eggar wakes to find herself locked in a cellar with a wardrobe full of clothes in her size -- only her captor isn't a shlub like Phil Harbert, but the Adonis-like Stamp. Casting him as a meek little weirdo seems very strange at first, but it kind of contributes to the off-kilter oddness of the whole film. And his performance is so brilliantly awkward and tortured that after a while you just buy it. (Oh and there's also a bathroom scene that is reminiscent of Krystle and Joel Abrigore's on DYNASTY, whilst being somehow both kinkier and more chaste.)

    Stamp's character is like an English working class Norman Bates, a sexually repressed man-child who surrounds himself with dead butterflies rather than stuffed birds. Like Janet Leigh in Psycho, the target of his obsession is a liberated young "woman of today", whom he feels threatened by as well as attracted to. There's also an element of 1967's Bonnie and Clyde to their dynamic: Warren Beatty's impotent Clyde to Faye Dunaway's more worldly Bonnie.

    In part, Stamp seems to represent the confusion and resentment of those who felt excluded from the '60s social and sexual revolution. His angry rant about not being able to understand Picasso or Catcher in the Rye is brilliant and weirdly moving.

    And the print (or digital equivalent thereof) on Netflix is tip-top. The colours really pop!
     
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    Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem

    This is like an Aliens film in the format of a disaster flick. We're introduced to the residents of a small town who become collateral damage in the battle between the Aliens and Predators raging around them. Some of them live and some of them die but we don't learn enough about any of them to really care which is which.
     
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    It's not just fear, it's also desperation and sadness, and the actors really made it work. Eventually it becomes sort of a horror/thriller movie, but the best part is the couple in the car.
    You can smell the misery.
     
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    The Party (2017)

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    This was only seventy minutes, but I lost patience and gave up halfway through. Despite an impressive cast -- Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Cillian Murphy, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Katz, etc. -- it just felt very phoney, like a not-very-good stage play. From what I saw, it's essentially one long scene that takes place at a posh dinner party, where everyone's got their own storyline and/or secret, but none of it feels real. I think it's meant to be set in London but I'm not sure. The multi-national casting works against the sense of place -- they just feel like a bunch of random high profile actors slumming it in a low-budget movie rather than real people who genuinely know each other. It's not that Kristin Scott Thomas couldn't be married to Timothy Spall, or Patricia Clarkson to Bruno Katz, I just don't buy it in this context. Quite liked Cillian Murphy's coke head though.

     
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    Carry On Cleo.

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    What a classic!
     
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    Carry On Cowboy - another epic!

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    The only reason I added it to my netflix list is because I'm a sucker for parallel universes and Fake Places.
    It's not very comical or very romantic or very spoof-y (because the lead character knows she's in SpoofLand) so I don't think anyone is going love or hate it.
    I actually had a few laughs and they did some clever things like "no sex scenes" in RomCom movies.
    The obligatory musical scenes were supposed to be cheesy and cringey but really only in the story because the movie wants to have its cake and eat it (which is also acknowledged, of course).
    Either way I rather enjoyed watching Liam Hemsworth singing Madonna's Express Yourself but I'm afraid I can't say the same of Jennifer Saunders' painfully unfunny cameo*.

    *unless it was supposed to be unfunny - in that case the joke is on me.
     
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    Carry On Screaming.

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