The SMB Movie thread

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Junior Birdman, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Fletch73

    Fletch73 Full Back

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

    Over the course of a night's drinking, a bitter older couple use the young couple accompanying them to settle scores.

    Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor burn up the screen by spending virtually the whole 2 hours, arguing, manipulating and spitting bile at each other. Given that we know just how volatile their relationship off screen was it's interesting to observe just how real some of this must have been for them.

    Couldn't take my eyes off it, although, probably 20 minutes too long.
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  2. kamaras-tash

    kamaras-tash Winger

    Den Of Thieves - 6.5/10

    Was a decent watch was hoping for better though
  3. HABA87

    HABA87 Winger

    Butler arguing with the FBI bloke was cringeworthy as owt. The end was absolute chod as well.
  4. kamaras-tash

    kamaras-tash Winger

    I have no memory of the argument, I had been drinking like :lol:
  5. bernardbresslaw

    bernardbresslaw Striker

    Off the scale excellent? No chance of a mark oot of ten?
  6. ErichZann

    ErichZann Striker

    9/10 for me personally but I could understand if others thought it was boring - subtitled too.
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  7. kamaras-tash

    kamaras-tash Winger

    Ingrid Goes West - 7/10
  8. Fletch73

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    Amadeus (1984)

    A (very) fictionalised biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, directed by Milos Forman, who passed away yesterday.
    Winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay + 4 others. Plus shitloads of other awards - Baftas, Golden Globes etc.

    Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham are extraordinary as Mozart and his rival Antonio Salieri.
    The rest of the cast are also great. The movie looks sumptuous. The score is, naturally, terrific.

    My main problem, however, is the length - 3 hours.
    It could do with being 40 minutes shorter. Especially as it had almost zero historical accuracy.
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  9. rockaway

    rockaway Striker

    Sherlock Holmes (2009)

    Iron Man and the rejuvenating hair piece help the British Police of the late 1800's crack some serial killer's crime spree. Guy Ritchie directs, so Sherlock is a total badass and it's shot in quite a funky way with some cool slow mo's and unnecessary fight scenes. Featuring the meanest mean girl, a retired wrestler & that British guy with the good voice who's in loads of things.

    Was alright, 7/10 - easy watching, enjoyed watching Holmes' flashforwards, the chemistry between Holmes & Watson was good, bit blurt, few funny bits.
  10. kamaras-tash

    kamaras-tash Winger

    The Ritual -7.5/10
  11. Dagzd1973

    Dagzd1973 Midfield

    Red Sparrow 2018 HC HDRIP just dropped :D
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  12. Fletch73

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    Gorky Park (1983)

    Three dead bodies turn up in a Moscow park and a Russian police officer is handed the job of investigating a case where the KGB could be involved.

    Excellent source material, screenplay by Dennis Potter, William Hurt, Lee Marvin and Brian Dennehy in lead roles, cold war subject matter. All seemingly up my street.
    Sadly this was VERY underwhelming. Plodding and dull for large parts. A big disappointment.
  13. Lexingtongue

    Lexingtongue Striker

    The book was great but the film was pretty dismal. Remember being very disappointed with it. Just had an air of cheapness about it.
  14. Blues Brothers 7/10
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  15. Fletch73

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    Red Sparrow (2018)

    Jennifer Lawrence is the prima ballerina turned soviet spy. But whose side is she really on?

    Got to say I really enjoyed this.
    Lawrence is a great actress but she can sometimes be a bit over the top in her roles. However, in this she plays a cold and emotionally controlled character and she does it very well. Her accent it pretty decent, too.
    I picked who the mole was disappointingly early, though.

    People going into this expecting a kind of female Bourne film might be disappointed though, as there isn't really a huge amount of action.
  16. Dagzd1973

    Dagzd1973 Midfield

    I wouldn't gan that far like. More like a 6/10 imo. Bonus point for Jlaws arse.
  17. scott934

    scott934 Striker

    A Quiet Place - Tense horror/thriller about a family 90 days into an Alien/Creature invasion, who attack based on sound. Reminded me of Signs and 10 Cloverfield Lane. 7/10.
  18. Beetle juice


    Tim Burton is one weird fucker mind
  19. Fletch73

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    Spiderman Homecoming (2017)

    The best Spiderman movie since Spiderman 2.
    Good fun.
  20. Dagzd1973

    Dagzd1973 Midfield

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