Rate the Last Film You Watched

bad alice

Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!
Yup. Although my emotional roller coaster at "oh great Stephen fry is going to be a regular cast member in Dr who!!!!1!1! yayyyyyyyyyyy **BANG** ....oh maybe not :( "
And Dr Sir Henry of Lennyshire as a baddie !! Awww yeah ! The Phantom Flan Flinger strikes Again ! (we all remember Tiswas ?).
Bearing in mind one of the main *changes* the villains are responsible for #nospoilers
I think it’s possible we haven’t seen the last of Stephen Fry <crosses fingers>
Also, LH makes a fab villain!
Although now I’m wishing he’d lobbed a foam pie out of the car window as well during *that* scene!
:D

EDIT: meant to post this on the “Smile...” thread so I’ll copy, paste over there. If anyone wants to comment please head over there
 

beans & rice

Well-Known Member
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

I loved it, I really don't get why some people had a negative reaction to it. I just ended a journey I started in primary school, it was a way more emotional film for me than I had anticipated!
That callback scene where Ren is reaching for Rey on the edge of the docking bay. I expected her to do what Luke did when Vader was reaching for him in ESB, and she probably would have except... :D
That was only one of several places where I got goosebumps.
 

DrHankWanfordSnr

That's not new, its always been there.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

I loved it, I really don't get why some people had a negative reaction to it. I just ended a journey I started in primary school, it was a way more emotional film for me than I had anticipated!
Yep. I liked it alot. My gran took me to see starwars at the cinema when I was 7. This has rounded out the story nicely for me.
 

bad alice

Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!
That callback scene where Ren is reaching for Rey on the edge of the docking bay. I expected her to do what Luke did when Vader was reaching for him in ESB, and she probably would have except... :D
That was only one of several places where I got goosebumps.
Loved the film!
But dammit.
I’m now wishing they’d played (at least an excerpt of) “Sitting on The Dock Of The Bay” during that scene.
For the LOLZ obvs.
:)
 

DrHankWanfordSnr

That's not new, its always been there.
Mean Girls. (watched tonight after chinese takeawy with Em and Han)

Still pretty good. Not a John Hughes level Brekkie Club film - but perfectly serviceable. Nice horror movie trope involving buses - also adhering to closely to Checkov's law (if you show a gun/element in the first act, it has to be used prominently later in the film) (also nicely used in Knives out).
 

mirage2101

Well-Known Member
The new Star Wars..
I enjoyed it. I just feel the entire trilogy was a waste in potential. You could’ve made a great trilogy out of each of those movies.
Parts 1-3 get a lot of flac for being not like 4-6 but at least they dared to be something new. So rise of the Skywalker is the best they could do with the mess they setup. But I probably won’t watch it again


doctor who...
ooooh!!
This reminds me of the laundry files by Stross. Really fun with the spy take.
I did like Missy though :(
 
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beans & rice

Well-Known Member
The new Star Wars..
I enjoyed it. I just feel the entire trilogy was a waste in potential. You could’ve made a great trilogy out of each of those movies.
Parts 1-3 get a lot of flac for being not like 4-6 but at least they dared to be something new. So rise of the Skywalker is the best they could do with the mess they setup. But I probably won’t watch it again
The reason I have such a hard time with the prequels is the acting. A stable of good-to-great actors throughout, but they all put in such terrible performances. Lucas seemed to not give them much of anything to work with except his very soap opera scripting style, and expected them to project what was in his head before he had it all digitally added afterward. No one knew what they were acting to.
 

DrHankWanfordSnr

That's not new, its always been there.
Last Christmas.

George Michael's ouvre as incidental music, some anti-xenophobe messages, some standard feel good tropes. Mother of dragons has a lightly self destructive arc downwards, hits a bottom, then works toward redemption.
And I predicted the ending to the surprise of 2x teenage daughters - including the feel good sing song bit. Not bad. Not as good as Yesterday, or Truly, Madly, Deeply. No car chase. No dragons other than a sister.

[I now need to rewatch Truly Madly Deeply][update rewatched TMD, didn't like the twee middle classness, but got a different interpretation of the change in Jamie/Rickman's character, and ]


Also 'The courier'. Olga K dispatches a number of extras (dressed in back combat attire) in a multistorey car park while protecting an 'important witness on his way to a hearing' - at night. Across town Gary Oldman acts nasty while wearing an eyepatch in a nice office in daylight. If this took more than a fortnight to script, film, and edit, then I'm a Frenchman. Avoid.
 
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AngusWolfe

Likes red things.
The reason I have such a hard time with the prequels is the acting. A stable of good-to-great actors throughout, but they all put in such terrible performances. Lucas seemed to not give them much of anything to work with except his very soap opera scripting style, and expected them to project what was in his head before he had it all digitally added afterward. No one knew what they were acting to.
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