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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#19621  Postby Animavore » May 13, 2017 10:52 pm

In the end I notice 28 Weeks Later which I hadn't seen. As a zombie flick it was pretty fun. As a sequel to 28 Days Later; just, no
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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#19622  Postby Fallible » May 13, 2017 10:55 pm

Yeah. As a stand alone, it's fine.
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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#19623  Postby Mazille » May 14, 2017 12:06 am

UncertainSloth wrote:
quas wrote:
UncertainSloth wrote:
quas wrote:The Invitation.

It should be titled, "Why you should be a militant atheist".

10/10


love that film - always feel that and coherence make a good double bill...


The Man From Earth is a similar film.


yep, another cracker...

That's "The Invitiation" on my list then. Loved "The Man From Earth". "Coherence" was fun too.
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#19624  Postby Fallible » May 14, 2017 9:31 am

The Invitation has a good twist at the end as well.
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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#19625  Postby LucidFlight » May 14, 2017 12:24 pm

Spinozasgalt wrote:
SafeAsMilk wrote:
Spinozasgalt wrote:I saw Alien: Covenant today. I'm kinda really sorta unimpressed.

Are you surprised?

Spinozasgalt wrote:Prometheus may have been better.

I was actually considering trying to see this at some point. Should I not?

I guess I had some faith in Scott to take things back to the first two films without diluting them. Maybe he's just not clear on what was so effective in those and why fans love them. There's nothing in the new film that comes anywhere close to Ripley being alone with the creature on Nostromo or to the "final boss fight" in the second film. But yeah, I think Prometheus is at least fresh initially and it feels more distant from the original films in terms of time and space. The closer this last one gets....ugh.

Following on from Prometheus, I was expecting a cool space adventure to a planet with amazing advancements in technology and society, populated with those baldy people. I guess I got some of that, just not in the way I expected — which is actually a good thing, I think. At least, the unravelling story made it more interesting to watch, past all the usual this-is-a-movie-of-the-Alien-series bits put there to appease the fans. I couldn't connect with the characters as much as I did with Prometheus. Is that the script writing or the casting? Some combination of these? I just didn't feel it. I felt like the gore level was up to par, though.

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#19626  Postby Mazille » May 14, 2017 10:08 pm

Fallible wrote:The Invitation has a good twist at the end as well.

How in the fuck was that like The Man From Earth?
Othe than both being a chamber play and being a bit mind-fucky?
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#19627  Postby Spinozasgalt » May 15, 2017 1:20 am

LucidFlight wrote:
Spinozasgalt wrote:
SafeAsMilk wrote:
Spinozasgalt wrote:I saw Alien: Covenant today. I'm kinda really sorta unimpressed.

Are you surprised?

Spinozasgalt wrote:Prometheus may have been better.

I was actually considering trying to see this at some point. Should I not?

I guess I had some faith in Scott to take things back to the first two films without diluting them. Maybe he's just not clear on what was so effective in those and why fans love them. There's nothing in the new film that comes anywhere close to Ripley being alone with the creature on Nostromo or to the "final boss fight" in the second film. But yeah, I think Prometheus is at least fresh initially and it feels more distant from the original films in terms of time and space. The closer this last one gets....ugh.

Following on from Prometheus, I was expecting a cool space adventure to a planet with amazing advancements in technology and society, populated with those baldy people. I guess I got some of that, just not in the way I expected — which is actually a good thing, I think. At least, the unravelling story made it more interesting to watch, past all the usual this-is-a-movie-of-the-Alien-series bits put there to appease the fans. I couldn't connect with the characters as much as I did with Prometheus. Is that the script writing or the casting? Some combination of these? I just didn't feel it. I felt like the gore level was up to par, though.

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The disconnect from the characters happened for me, too. I think it was to do with how they split the main pretentious talky narrative (I really don't like Fassbender, and Scott's "look at all the poetry and GRAND THEMES I'm jamming in here" in these movies) from the grunt work of the rest of the cast so sharply, because I did like the casting in parts of this. I liked the scenes with Amy Seimetz and the other two aboard the lander. That was back to the chaos of good horror. And Katherine Waterston seems like a perfect fit for an Alien film. But she's just given nothing to do. The opening scenes are where I was expecting the character setup to take place and yet that whole section felt blank. And when anything did show up, it felt like a repeat of Prometheus.
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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#19628  Postby The_Piper » May 15, 2017 1:32 am

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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#19629  Postby Fallible » May 15, 2017 5:54 am

Mazille wrote:
Fallible wrote:The Invitation has a good twist at the end as well.

How in the fuck was that like The Man From Earth?
Othe than both being a chamber play and being a bit mind-fucky?


I think they were saying that Coherence is like The Man From Earth, which it is, in that they both start off like a nice uneventful little get together, then every thing gets a bit mind-fucky.
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If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#19630  Postby LucidFlight » May 15, 2017 7:14 am

Spinozasgalt wrote:
LucidFlight wrote:
[Re: Alien: Covenant]

Following on from Prometheus, I was expecting a cool space adventure to a planet with amazing advancements in technology and society, populated with those baldy people. I guess I got some of that, just not in the way I expected — which is actually a good thing, I think. At least, the unravelling story made it more interesting to watch, past all the usual this-is-a-movie-of-the-Alien-series bits put there to appease the fans. I couldn't connect with the characters as much as I did with Prometheus. Is that the script writing or the casting? Some combination of these? I just didn't feel it. I felt like the gore level was up to par, though.

7 chest-bursters out of 10

The disconnect from the characters happened for me, too. I think it was to do with how they split the main pretentious talky narrative (I really don't like Fassbender, and Scott's "look at all the poetry and GRAND THEMES I'm jamming in here" in these movies) from the grunt work of the rest of the cast so sharply, because I did like the casting in parts of this. I liked the scenes with Amy Seimetz and the other two aboard the lander. That was back to the chaos of good horror. And Katherine Waterston seems like a perfect fit for an Alien film. But she's just given nothing to do. The opening scenes are where I was expecting the character setup to take place and yet that whole section felt blank. And when anything did show up, it felt like a repeat of Prometheus.


Indeed, the lander scenes were very good, very good. Faris (Amy Seimetz) endeared me in a way Lambert (from the original) did. Good performance there. In terms of Fassbender, I quite enjoyed his 'David' in Prometheus. However, perhaps there was too much of him in this latest romp. As for the other characters, they were mostly forgettable. Katherine's character, Daniels, I slowly warmed to, more toward the end. Oddly, she reminded me of Winona Rider in Alien: Resurrection.

Looking back at Prometheus, I must admit to having doubts about casting Charlize Theron. However, I think she won me over. Oh, and Idris Elba as Janek is a totes better space cowboy than that dweeby Tennessee. There, I said it.
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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#19631  Postby surreptitious57 » May 15, 2017 7:33 am

Prisoners featuring Melissa Leo who also appeared in Homicide : Life On The Street that also featured
Yaphet Kotto who also appeared in Alien. Unintentional but nice little segue way there to Prometheus
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#19632  Postby Thomas Eshuis » May 17, 2017 6:46 am

"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#19633  Postby UncertainSloth » May 17, 2017 5:24 pm

Mazille wrote:
Fallible wrote:The Invitation has a good twist at the end as well.

How in the fuck was that like The Man From Earth?
Othe than both being a chamber play and being a bit mind-fucky?


they're both like a chamber play and a bit mind-fucky....hope that helps...

oh, and they both start off with a bit of an uneventful get-together...
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#19634  Postby scott1328 » May 17, 2017 6:36 pm

So does a LOT of mind-fucky movies and plays
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#19635  Postby UncertainSloth » May 17, 2017 6:46 pm

true...but then i didn;t say it was similar, you'd have to quiz quas on that one...i was just going for the cheap shot...;)

though, for the record, i do think there's a similar vibe...
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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#19636  Postby Fallible » May 17, 2017 7:50 pm

Now I just want to watch all those films again...
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If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
Into a million itsy bitsy tiny pieces, don't you know,
Just like my favourite scene in Scanners .
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#19637  Postby Macdoc » May 19, 2017 4:26 am

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#19638  Postby surreptitious57 » May 19, 2017 10:02 am

Saw Alien : Covenant two days ago. I thought it inferior to Prometheus but I still liked it just not as much as I could have. A largely unknown cast which was good. Would liked to have seen a more developed plot line with regard to the humanoids as them been dead straight away was disappointing. Excellent special effects. But maybe too much alien this time around. Less would have been better. The first one coming out the back was good because all previous ones came out via the chest or the stomach. The spacecraft escaping the planet was my favourite scene. The hypnotic monotone music was simply perfect. The best dialogue was when David tells Ozy I will do the fingering. 77 / 100
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#19639  Postby surreptitious57 » May 19, 2017 10:09 am


Also went out with £24 to see it and came back with only £1.15
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#19640  Postby Fallible » May 19, 2017 7:06 pm

:lol:
John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
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