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  • I rewatched Baby Driver today and I'm now positive Edgar Wright is a wizard because of how good it is. The opening action scene and then the opening credits is one of the best intros to a film I think I've ever seen. I caught so many things the second viewing I didn't catch the first time.

    Also, if anyone has a Letterboxd (movie review site), here's mine https://letterboxd.com/thechrisgriffin/. I'd love to follow some more people over there and who better than some fellow Allies!



  • Just watched Spider-Man: Homecoming as well and I gotta say... it's a perfect Spider-Man movie. They nailed the vibe and essence of him, somehow made The Vulture interesting, and finally strayed away from the origin story that has been done to death. I liked the Raimi films quite a bit as they showed another side of Spidey, but this is probably my favorite.

    Better superhero movie than Logan. Come at me.



  • @SabotageTheTruth while I have my grievances with Homecoming (see my above comment) I will certainly not disagree with you saying it's a better superhero movie than Logan, which I hardly think of as a superhero movie.

    And yes @TokyoSlim , Michael Keaton is a treasure tokand between him and Tom Holland probably the best parts of the movie.



  • Just finished season 1 of Castlevania i really enjoyed it and i want more too bad ill have to wait until next year. It should have just been a pilot


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    I saw Spiderman: Homecoming last night and again, I've come away, from a movie related to marvel, pretty positively.

    I'd no idea Peter was so young before going in and I really like that this was very small scale stuff basically. The montage early on, just helping people basically set the tone.

    it's funny that a villain that has no name is pretty much better than every other marvel villain to date. Keaton nailed it and the movie has some nice plot moments that I thought were really cool.

    My biggest issue with the movie was the standard third act which wasn't necessarily the usual CGI mess it normally is but the editing and filming is so chaotic that I was straining my eyes so much, it was actually difficult to just watch it. Greengrass would be proud.

    Overall though, enjoyable summer movie!

    Going to see Baby Driver tonight :)


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    As mentioned in the previous post, I went to see Baby Driver, last night. What an absolute blast it is too.

    Edgar Wright is easily up there as one of my favourite directors. You can really tell that he puts so much care into every scene. Baby driver is full of wonderful directing, synced with a cracking soundtrack that does a fantastic job of syncing up with the movie, whether it is a car chase, or just walking down the street.

    Unlike Spiderman, this is a movie that knows how to show off the set piece. Honestly I loved every minute of the movie and highly recommend seeing it in the cinema.

    Spoiler: It even has a Vita cameo! What a time to be alive.



  • @tokeeffe9 Edgar Wright's movies are ones I always will keep an eye on. Even if they don't seem interesting to me genre wise, like Baby Driver, I know they'll be visually interesting , have a great soundtrack and usually surprise me.


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    @tokeeffe9 I really feel like I need to go and see this film! I Wrights other films, so this should be right up my alley! just a shame that no-one close seem to be willing to go and see it with me!



  • I just finished Cry Wilderness. Now that might seemingly be an extremely random pick, but it's actually the second episode of the newest Mystery Science Theater 3000 season. I was pretty worried how the season would turn out since it's been 18 years since the last official episode and this features a brand new cast but somehow... it's just as brilliant as the original show. If anything, I'm appreciating it even more since I "get" a lot more of the references. They've somehow captured the goofy vibe of the original while still feeling fresh and new.



  • I saw Baby Driver a couple weeks back.

    Really enjoyed it, didn't know anything about it going in, actually thought it was going to be a musical as the main character sings and dances for quite a while after the intro but it calms down a bit after that.

    The music is fantastic throughout, the entire film is pretty much based, charged and set around music tracks from various decades and its very well done how it blends into the action happening in the film.

    If you like car chases and heist movies you'll like this, really didn't expect it but the whole film is pretty much one big car chase interspersed with exposition, the chase scenes are some of the best I've seen.

    It's an amalgamation of Drive, Fast and Furious, Blues Brothers and Thelma and Louise really.

    An incredibly unique film that'll live long in the memory.

    And Spider-Man Homecoming last week., absolutely loved it.

    It just felt so fresh next to the other films, it was great not to see the origin story all over again and to actually see Peter in High School and all then drama that goes along with it, not just a cursory look.

    I thought Michael Keaton was superb as Vulture, I mean he's an oscar-award winning actor so he was always going to be a great choice but he still managed to exceed my expectations, one of the best portrayals of a villain in a Superhero film in my opinion.

    Downey Jr. Was amazing as always as Tony Stark and the film is just brimming with goofy high-school humour along the way which fits the vibe and tone of the film to a tee.



  • Arrival

    It was a really cool, smart film. I thought Amy Adams was brilliant, she really nailed being scared as fuck at the beginning while maintaining her intelligence. The direction was top quality too. I loved the tone of the film, and the score, and how Villeneuve showed great restraint in telling the story.



  • Dunno if we're counting Netflix bingeing, but I watched all of Glow yesterday. Thought it was great.



  • Today's RoboCop's 30th anniversary! Basically one of my top 10 favourites ever.

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  • No Country For Old Men. Excellent, atmospheric thriller most of the way through, but the ending jarringly dissolves into a bunch of psychobabble.



  • @Oscillator I actually watched that for the first time recently too. That's Cormac McCarthy for you!



  • The Hateful Eight. Good stuff, Sam Jackson is a bamf as always.



  • After watching a story mode playthrough of Injustice 1 and being on a bit of a Justice League/DC high I decided to finally watch the Green Lantern film on Amazon.

    I have heard horrendous things about this film for years so I went in with 0 expectations, and you know what, I actually quite enjoyed it. It wasn't good by any means, but it was enjoyable enough, I quite like Ryan Reynolds and thought he was good in it, it was just a very easy to watch popcorn flick really.

    I mean it has major issues, the CGI mask, what the fuck were they thinking? And how Hal goes from getting beaten up by his trainer to defeating a humungous god-like villain in the space of half an hour of film time, I mean it is pretty ridiculous. It's so short as well for a Superhero film it makes me think they cut TONS of footage in the edit for this movie.

    I liked the origin story though, I thought that was handled well, I don't know much about Green Lantern at all (apart from what I saw in Injustice 1) so it was cool to see how Hal becomes Green Lantern, I just wish they'd of focused on the human villain of the film and kept it a very city-level issue GL has to deal with at the end instead of a 'the fate of the world is at stake!' moment despite him only being GL for such a ridiculously short about of time.

    But yeah, I quite liked it.



  • Hi, my name is Sinestro. But despite my name, which is clearly meant to evoke the word "sinister", I'm 100% a good guy and will totally never ever betray you!

    My girlfriend Cruella and her sister Evil-Lyn will totally vouch for me!



  • I just saw The Little Hours, which was f'ing hilarious.

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  • @DisturbedSwan said in Last movie you watched:

    I mean it has major issues, the CGI mask, what the fuck were they thinking?

    I've never seen the movie but when I read this I just thought, no... they couldn't have. I went to youtube to find a clip oh my lanta that is horrible! How hard would it be to have him wear a real mask? It looks so bad!