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    Post by DreadLord Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:14 pm

    Saw The Martian today - Excellent, I'd give it an easy 8.5 [after watching San Andreas last night I'm struggling not to give it a 10 - God that movie was awful].

    I especially liked how they eliminated virtually all of the contrived emotional nonsense that usually fills films of this ilk - no wasted scenes of distraught family members back on Earth for this flick. Smile

    I also liked that I didn't have to spend half the movie rolling my eyes at clearly absurd situations, and although I haven't seen any REAL astronauts debunking of this yet [ala Gravity], it all seemed quite plausible to me [apart from one innocuous scene at the end].
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    Post by standard-issue Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:23 pm

    @DreadLord wrote:Saw The Martian today - Excellent, I'd give it an easy 8.5 [after watching San Andreas last night I'm struggling not to give it a 10 - God that movie was awful].

    I especially liked how they eliminated virtually all of the contrived emotional nonsense that usually fills films of this ilk - no wasted scenes of distraught family members back on Earth for this flick. Smile

    I also liked that I didn't have to spend half the movie rolling my eyes at clearly absurd situations, and although I haven't seen any REAL astronauts debunking of this yet [ala Gravity], it all seemed quite plausible to me [apart from one innocuous scene at the end].

    And that's the thing with a lot of Sci-Fi's that want to be plausible based on current or near future technology. There is always that unbelieveable shit that happens. My favourite genre regardless. Without researching it, Gravity didn't seem too far fetched. Interstellar was very believable for 90% of the movie but then they just went that little bit too far.

    I was looking forward to The Martian, but the previews I saw last week when at The Scorch Trials kind of put me off. Althought thinking about it now they shouldn't have, because as you say they weren't all Hollywood formulaic.
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    Post by Guest Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:15 pm

    Dammit I missed half of Goldeneye tonight.. My favourite Bond movie
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    Post by scoobie Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:20 am

    Finally watched Law Abiding Citizen. Meh.
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    Post by ryno_ Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:31 am

    @scoobie wrote:Finally watched Law Abiding Citizen. Meh.

    I thought that was good enough. Gerrard Butler and Jamie Foxx - got me all hot under the collar.

    Watched The Drop last night. James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy, really liked it.

    And @ filth for baggin out Fury Road. Shame on you, thats the best movie of the last year. So good.
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    Post by ryno_ Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:37 pm

    Had a second run at Straight Outta Compton this morning - damn thats a good movie. Love the "G Thang" and "California Love" pop ups.
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    Post by standard-issue Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:37 pm

    Just watched Interstellar for the second time.  First time was in the cinemas and really enjoyed it but after watching it again knowing how it pans out, what a teriffic movie!
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    Post by Guest Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:38 pm

    Worth a watch? Ive been told its good but just cant be bothered buying / renting it
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    Post by standard-issue Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:44 pm

    Mighty Fishes wrote:Worth a watch? Ive been told its good but just cant be bothered buying / renting it

    Definitely, I know you love your Sci-Fi's.  I still haven't seen Chappie, did you?
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    Post by Guest Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:54 pm

    Definitely will check it out then. Yeah I like all of Neill Blomkamp;s movies. I think District 9 is still my favourite but Chappie was alright. I would go see it if I was you
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    Post by Guest Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:56 pm

    Blomkamp's next role will be Alien 5. I haven't seen any of the Alien films but i'll check this one out
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    Post by standard-issue Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:12 pm

    Mighty Fishes wrote:Blomkamp's next role will be Alien 5. I haven't seen any of the Alien films but i'll check this one out

    Shocked  Can't believe you haven't seen any of them!  The second is the must see I guess; it's the one actually called Aliens.
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    Post by standard-issue Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:48 am

    @DreadLord wrote:Saw The Martian today - Excellent, I'd give it an easy 8.5 [after watching San Andreas last night I'm struggling not to give it a 10 - God that movie was awful].

    I especially liked how they eliminated virtually all of the contrived emotional nonsense that usually fills films of this ilk - no wasted scenes of distraught family members back on Earth for this flick. Smile

    I also liked that I didn't have to spend half the movie rolling my eyes at clearly absurd situations, and although I haven't seen any REAL astronauts debunking of this yet [ala Gravity], it all seemed quite plausible to me [apart from one innocuous scene at the end].

    Went and saw it tonight, yeah, pretty good. Certainly built up throughout the course of the movie. Which scene do you mean-when he split his suit? I thought the fact he got out of his seat and was poking his head through the top was a bit stupid-wouldn't that affect his trajectory?
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    Post by dasherhalo Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:44 pm

    SI wrote:

    Shocked  Can't believe you haven't seen any of them!  The second is the must see I guess; it's the one actually called Aliens.

    I like the Prometheus tie-in. I also like the fact they don't confirm a lot of the crossover, but let fans draw their own conclusions. Nice.
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    Post by Revraiser Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:50 am

    Thought Martian was brilliant, love this type of film, reignites that thought process of what would you do yourself in that situation and what would you be thinking at the time.

    The only thing that i thought should not have been in the movie was the piercing of the suit and squirting around space like a birthday balloon, silly.


    If you dont mind a slow burner, one that is very good and has some great survival/instinct elements make sure you watch BackCountry, very good film.
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    Post by Guest Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:29 pm

    @Revraiser wrote:

    If you dont mind a slow burner, one that is very good and has some great survival/instinct elements make sure you watch BackCountry, very good film.

    Is that the sequel to brokeback mountain?
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    Post by Honeysett Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:52 am

    Just rewatched Prisoners. Such a good thriller, recommend it for those that haven't seen it.
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    Post by standard-issue Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:26 am

    Big Diesel wrote "Interstellar was absolute garbage."
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    Post by Disruptive Trolling Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:20 am

    SI wrote:Big Diesel wrote "Interstellar was absolute garbage."

    Well it had Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway in it.

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