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The Last Film You Saw - 2019

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In this topic we can post about films/movies we've seen in 2019.

 

Since it's January 1rst I haven't actually seen any movies yet in 2019, but we might watch one in one of the next few days.

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The last film I watched was Star Wars: Solo. Not sure what to think, it wasn't terrible, but it's also not something that stands out in my mind.

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2 hours ago, Athena said:

The last film I watched was Star Wars: Solo. Not sure what to think, it wasn't terrible, but it's also not something that stands out in my mind.

 

I had the same reaction to the most recent Star Wars movies. I was never a massive Star Wars fan but it would seem that a lot of the big fans have strong reactions to these movies.

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Since I had quite a long Christmas vacation, I've already watched a few films this year.

Two Night Stand (meh, nothing special)

Catch and release (sad, lovely, Silent Bob was good)

Interstellar (oh boy, I hated that one, so freaking boring and plain weird)

The Martian (really liked that one, funny, interesting, suspenseful)

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Went to see The Favourite today.  As wothwhile as the reviews suggest.  Great to see a film with 3 strong female leads,and the men supporting.  The three are goooooood!

 

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Die Hard :D  It was entertaining!  So much so that I think I have to watch the sequel, especially since I learned it was directed by a Finnish movie director! I had no idea. 

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^ Two good Christmas films!

 

(they go down hill quickly after two, so be warned!)

 

 

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We saw Mary Queen of Scots last weekend - the 2 leads are vey powerful actresses who both play the role very well. 

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About halfway through the second Hobbit film - The Desolation of Smaug - enjoying it so far, to my surprise I'm finding it better than the first film, which I felt dragged and I fast forwarded a few bits - beginning to care about the characters now and so far it's been entertaining.  Still feel 3 films was really stretching it though!

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I watched The Witches with my niece and was surprised at how freaky the mouse transformation scenes are, I don't remember them being that bad when I watched it as a kid! 

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20 hours ago, Hayley said:

I watched The Witches with my niece and was surprised at how freaky the mouse transformation scenes are, I don't remember them being that bad when I watched it as a kid! 

 

Such a great film :D!

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I just watched The Shape of Water. So fantastically bizarre...I really enjoyed it. :D

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Finished watching "The Desolation of Smaug" and really enjoyed it, onto "The Battle of the Five Armies" now.

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Arrival

 

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than Interstellar.

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10 hours ago, Raven said:

Arrival

 

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than Interstellar.

 

Did you enjoy it Raven? Can't quite tell. :D

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4 hours ago, Chrissy said:

 

Did you enjoy it Raven? Can't quite tell. :D

 

That's more of a comment on Interstellar than Arrival, to be honest.  It was a good film, though.

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On 05/02/2019 at 1:41 PM, Raven said:

 

That's more of a comment on Interstellar than Arrival, to be honest.  It was a good film, though.

 

On the re read, I can see that! :)

 

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In the last month I have watched or rewatched

  • Mary Queen of Scots - 4/10
  • Moonlight - 7/10
  • A Bridge Too Far - 8/10
  • Cardboard Gangsters - 3/10
  • The Villainess - 8/10

I expected Cardboard Gangsters to be a bad movie and it was but Mary Queen of Scots left me very disappointed especially given how good both the leading actresses are.

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About halfway through Logan, the last Wolverine movie - boy it's violent!  Reminds me of Mad Max quite a bit.

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Went to see Mary Poppins Returns with OH at the weekend.  Actually surprised myself by loving it.  Emily Blunt outstanding. Not sure about Ben Whishaw (I'm usually a bit of a fan), but the rest of the cast practically perfect (in every way!).  Lovely homage to the original, whilst carving out just enough of its own space. 

 

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I've watched a bunch of movies this week.

  • Safe House - 6/10
  • True Story - 5/10
  • The Dawn Wall - 8/10
  • Gringo - 6/10
  • Free Solo - 9/10
  • Fighting With My Family - 8/10
  • Battle of the Sexes - 6/10

The climbing movies were the stand out, especially Free Solo which I would recommend to anyone, even if you don't have an interest in climbing.

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Can only agree with you about Free Solo (had to watch some of it through my fingers!), although I think I'm a bit unusual amongst the people that I know in slightly preferring The Dawn Wall.  They are, of course, fairly similar in style, being both by the same directing team (I can thoroughly recommend Meru if you haven't seen that and enjoyed these two).  Whatever, they have both been standout films for me recently too.

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