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  • earthearth Posts: 934
    Decided to see The Program.

    I had reservations due to the actor taking drugs to do it and the fact that it is making money out of a dirty time in the sport.

    Things I noticed were a couple of moments when Kristian House was in it and a scene where they played a Fall track - 'Mr. Pharmacist, give me some N-ER-G'.

    But the most remarkable thing about it is that the story of the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong is an absolute classic tale. Lance starting out being good but not good enough. Then being at deaths door after contracting cancer, only to recover and be reborn as a new athlete. Then the way he demanded complete loyalty from his team but made the fatal mistake of disowning Floyd Landis. His ego getting the better of him and trying for one more victory while a bitter Landis turned to revenge and brought him down.

    After writing Macbeth, Shakespeare could have done no worse than write that.
  • metronomemetronome Posts: 669
    Paper Towns - so i suppose I only watched this because it's that one with Cara Delevigne in but it's ok. A fairly typical teen "finding himself" movie although not as cliche as some. A good movie to watch with a cold. Recommended "trying to get a lay when you re a teen/student" movie

    It's a shame this movie ended up becoming a fairly typical coming of age movie because the book prides itself on avoiding it. Maybe it was necessary to water down the story in order to appeal to a wider audience.

    If you're interested … Spoilers;

    The book has a slower pace and really dissects the story of him searching for her. The movie's A to B to C plot felt contrived and unbelievable but in the book the clues unfold in an organic fashion. A fair majority of the book is spent dissecting Whitman's - Song of Myself, and he convinces himself that she's dead...

    In the movie the importance of the Prom didn't do it any favours in avoiding cliche. In the book the prom happens about half way through and it's of little significance. That party they attend is the after-prom party and that's when Ben and Lacey pair up for the remainder of the book. They need to return from the road trip in order to graduate.

    Also… At the end they do find her in the barn. She's writing and the ending is more revealing and profound.

    Thought Cara Delevingne and Nat wolff were very good though.





    This week watched: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4257858/

    Expected craziness … didn't disappoint.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,154
    YES! Thanks for the Scientology film. I had read about it then forgotten what it was called
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    YES! Thanks for the Scientology film. I had read about it then forgotten what it was called

    You should watch Miami Magma when it comes on again (which it's sure to do in the next fortnight or so). Terrible film, but it's all about geology...
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,785
    The Martian. Good solid sci-fi. Slightly more plausible than Interstella. Well acted and worth a watch.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,154
    YES! Thanks for the Scientology film. I had read about it then forgotten what it was called

    You should watch Miami Magma when it comes on again (which it's sure to do in the next fortnight or so). Terrible film, but it's all about geology...

    I'd never heard of it but I think that can go in the same file as The Core and that one where LA blows up...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • watched Mad Max Fury Road and San Andreas

    you won't be missing out if you never see either
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    The Angriest Man in Brooklyn - Robin Williams film in which he plays a lawyer who is given 90 minutes to live by a stand in doctor (Mila Kunis). And thereby embarks on sorting out his affairs tout de suit.
    Great scene below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8TDXvHH63U

    At the end of the film it is claimed by the family of the dying man that he hates bicycles as he thought them too predatory! I wonder if Robin Williams actually put that bit into to the script.
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,154
    Jurassic World

    As stupid as it is, it actually kept me hooked right the way through. The little comic quips, the original music coming back in snatches and the nods to the first film make it another blockbusting, explosion filled, dino stomping action film and I really enjoyed it.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Inside Out

    For the third time now!

    Still utterly brilliant and fantastic and any other superlative you may want to use!


    I've said this before but I genuinely think that this will be the first animated film to win the best film Oscar.

    If you haven't seen this film then you really really should, you might think that it's a kids film but you would be wrong. It's an intelligent, sophisticated and subtlety nuanced film for adults cleverly hidden in a kids film.
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    SPECTRE
    Ignore any criticism that this latest outing for Daniel Craig has received. It's a Bond film!

    Violence and Fighting
    Explosions
    Great Car Chase in Rome
    Aston Martins
    Improbable stunts
    Chic
    Fine Dining
    Vodka Martinis
    Gadgets
    Globe Trotting Scenes - Too many to mention
    Britishness at its best
    Dry humour
    Super Bad Henchman - Dave Baustista - could be the new Jaws (not the shark)
    Excellent Megolamaniac - Christoph Waltz
    Superb 'M' - Ralph Fiennes
    Daniel Craig has now become my favourite Bond.

    The movie should set up at least 2-3 Bond vs Spectre sequels.
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • Super Bob

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3055402/

    Depending on which reviews you read, this movie seems to get 0 or 10. Sure it's not groundbreaking … but I found it hilarious at times. Dry British comedy aplenty.


    Edit. Trailor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz4MbwjZk_Q
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  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    Chasing Mavericks, I was a bit dubious with it being a film about surfing,been surfing myself for over 20 years,and tend to find surfing films a bit boring,Big Wednesday being an exception,but really enjoyed this one,roughly based around a real life person Jay Moriaty,who sadly died way before his time,and his dream to ride Mavericks one of the most scary waves on the planet,
  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    Everest 3D just last week. Amazing. Especially if, like me, you've done a spot of climbing. No fancy-censored Hollywood treatment a la Cliffhanger. Just a simple retelling of a true story. Very faithfully done as I've also read "Into Thin Air" about the same ill-fated expedition. Highly recommend both.

    I'm quite interested in seeing this,have also read "The Climb" by Antoli Bourkeev,a different angle on the same tragic event
  • Watched Kajaki on Netflix.

    The start was a bit slow but when the film got started there was some jaw dropping moments and amazing black humour when the poop hits the fan.

    Theres quite a few documentaries on Netflix that are good too.
    "The Prince of Wales is now the King of France" - Calton Kirby
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Spectre

    Not the best Bond film but definitely in the top ten. It seemed to me that in tying up bits and pieces from his other Bond films that that will be the last time we see Daniel Craig as 007, anyone else agree?
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    Spectre

    Not the best Bond film but definitely in the top ten. It seemed to me that in tying up bits and pieces from his other Bond films that that will be the last time we see Daniel Craig as 007, anyone else agree?

    I understood he was to do a couple more. Perhaps he can opt out.
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,335
    Spectre was the last film I watched - in comparison to Skyfall I thought it was disappointing.
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  • We Were Soldiers.
    A great film and it made the 2 hour turbo session fly by.

    Last film at the cinema: Legend.
    Very good. Thought Tom Hardy's portrayal of Ronnie Kray in particular was superb.
  • Just watched silver lining playbook.

    Brilliant film. Have seen a few good films as of late, but thats the last one,
    Trek,,,, too cool for school ,, apparently
  • Having not been to the flicks for quite some time, went twice in a week to see:

    The Program

    Decent stab at the story, but tries to take in too much in terms of timescale, and therefore races (ho ho) through the events too quickly. Not enough cycle racing either, I thought there'd be more. Worth seeing though, even though most cycling watcher will know there story well enough.

    Spectre.

    Good Bond romp, and it does return to a more traditional format - including the 'return' of an old adversary (albeit with a new twist). Lacks the emotional element that Judi Dench as M brought to the previous DC Bond films. Definitely not a dud though, I just need to see it again (maybe next time not sat next to a fat kid who insisted on eating his fecking considerable bodyweight in snacks!).

    I'll say this for the Bond film, I haven't seen a cinema auditorium as packed as that for decades, no room whatsoever (although it's not a massive cinema, I've still never seen it that full)
  • Started to watch Ant-Man last night.
    Fell asleep.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Airplane.

    Gave myself a couple of years break since I last watched it............... Still peed my pants laughing from beginning to end. Still beyond any doubt the funniest film ever made!!
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    Watched Kajaki on Netflix.

    The start was a bit slow but when the film got started there was some jaw dropping moments and amazing black humour when the poop hits the fan.

    Theres quite a few documentaries on Netflix that are good too.

    Watched Kajaki this afternoon.
    Agree that the black humour was great. One incident made me really jump, just wasn't expecting it.
    Great to see a 'war' film that does not glorify the servicemen (like the Yanks). Tells it like it was. Cannot imagine what it was like to be in that situation.
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,154
    edited November 2015
    DP.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,154
    Had never heard of that...

    read the book ages ago, it's well worth a read. One of the great travel books IMO and had a young me in tears of laughter at times.


    Bare - with that nasty one off of Glee

    Arty for the sake of it, pretentious,predictable and boring. Glee girl a bit nekkid is it's only redeeming feature and it's not much of one


    Watched Deliverance for the first time at Halloween, if you ve not seen it it's definitely worth a watch, you ll suddenly realise how many simpsons/south park gags you missed and I can see why it became a "cult classic"
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,785
    Grand Budapest Hotel. Entertaining and almost excellent. The script lacked in places after a very promising start but Ralph Fiennes is on Brilliant form. Good feel to the movie and well worth a watch.
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  • ^^^ Such a good movie. All of Wes Anderson's are a hoot.
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  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    Capitalism - A Love Story. - Michael Moore Documentary
    Even though this is USA centric it certainly points to some similar things that have happened in UK and still going on with the banks and corporations and government.
    The bit in it about Commercial Pilots, their wages and conditions of employment is quite worrying. In fact the whole film is thought provoking.
    Certainly enough to make one become a Socialist or Social Democrat. Glad I don't live in USA.
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    Capitalism - A Love Story. - Michael Moore Documentary
    Even though this is USA centric it certainly points to some similar things that have happened in UK and still going on with the banks and corporations and government.
    The bit in it about Commercial Pilots, their wages and conditions of employment is quite worrying. In fact the whole film is thought provoking.
    Certainly enough to make one become a Socialist or Social Democrat. Glad I don't live in USA.

    Saw this a few years ago,quite eye opening
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