Good films recently
I’m a bit out of the loop, and have a comprehensive selection of movies to choose from for tonight’s viewing… what have people seen recently that’s good – I like most genres from arty indie stuff to thrillers / “tense-making” as my wife would put it… not so keen on explosive-laden blockbusters. Thoughts?Posted 5 years ago
Fury is excellent as is Kingsman, both into my top 10.Posted 5 years ago
NightcrawlerPosted 5 years ago
Interesting, Fury, Kingsman and Foxcatcher are already ones I was considering… I’ve seen Wild, very good.Posted 5 years ago
Theory of EverythingPosted 5 years ago
Dallas Buyers Club
ok, good suggestions all – ta, some of the above I’ve seen, some I’ve haven’t. I’ll report back… (anyone seen Unfriended – I’ve heard mixed stuff about it?)Posted 5 years ago
Imitation game and kingsmen are both films I’ve seen recently that I’ve been very pleased with. Not as recent, but I also enjoyed gravity.
These are strong recommendations as I’ve found cinema to be rather tedious of late.Posted 5 years ago
MarshlandsPosted 5 years ago
Ok, I’ll spoil it..
Anyone seen Mission Impossible 5 yet?
A local arty cinema is showing it, I fancy a bottle of sparkles and some “artisan” popcorn…Posted 5 years ago
Ooh, Amy – good late entry… may not be, er, available yet though…Posted 5 years ago
BoyhoodPosted 5 years ago
KajakiPosted 5 years ago
Was only mildly amused by Kingsmen, I’m afraid. Imho, etc.
However, watching thread with interest as I’ve got a fair amount of travel coming up. Just about the only place I watch films these days is on a plane!Posted 5 years ago
The latest Mission: Impossible is ACE! Good old fashioned full-on action from start to finish. Cheesy but I had a goofy grin on my face from start to finish and usually I get bored easily with modern “blockbuster” cinema. As good if not better than the original Cruise outing and Rebecca Ferguson is lovely.
If you want a thriller you could do a lot worse than The Gift.Posted 5 years ago
the original Cruise outing
I thought that was still just a rumour…..
😉Posted 5 years ago
slow west.Posted 5 years ago
Was very impressed with McLeans (he of the beta band) first flick. Good score as well.
I found MI5 OK. Not remarkable in any way.Posted 5 years ago
This is awesome.Posted 5 years ago
Really liked Ant Man…maybe you have to be a fan.Posted 5 years ago
Grand Budapest Hotel is superbPosted 5 years ago
Safety not guaranteedPosted 5 years ago
Best film I’ve seen for ages
+1 for Nightcrawler as well
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8kYDQan8bw[/video]Posted 5 years ago
Mad Max: Fury Road proper action packed sit back and watch
Yeah I wasn’t overwhelmed by Kingsman myself.Posted 5 years ago
Ex Machina – thought it was okay until the improbable/unfeasible thing that happens near the end.Posted 5 years ago
I agree with ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, loved it 🙂Posted 5 years ago
Really liked Ant Man…maybe you have to be a fan.
Definitely one of the better super-hero films. Up there with Guardians of the Galaxy.Posted 5 years ago
ok, so I went for Kingsman – definitely enjoyable, cleverly done although typically for Matthew Vaughan a bit OTT, a lot of style over substance and not quite as clever as it thinks it is… Still, worth a watch. 3/5.
For the record, of those I’ve seen above I’d say:
Dallas Buyers Club: 4.5/5
Grand Budapest: 4/5.
Some more to add to the list, anyway – cheers all!Posted 5 years ago
Not that recent but Predestination is superb.Posted 5 years ago
I wasn’t impressed with Mad Max, but I did like Paddington.
I would recommend ‘pixels’ though.Posted 5 years ago
Fury is rubbish
watch “Cross of Iron” if you want a WW2 filmPosted 5 years ago
Yep Ant man was good. So is Grand Budapest hotel. I quite like What we do in the shadows. Didn’t think much of Run all night or the gunman.Posted 5 years ago
I may be in with the sleeping bairns again tonight, so another film night could be on the cards – decisions decisions!Posted 5 years ago
“Jodorowsky’s Dune”.Posted 5 years ago
Yep, Fury is rubbish. Cliched in every respect, poorly scripted, poorly cast. Even the CGI is bad. (Think, original 70s Star Wars effects..) There are so many better war films..Posted 5 years ago
Ok, so tonight I went for Ex Machina – I thought it was excellent, not what I was expecting at all and very well done. Echoes of Moon and The Skin I Live In. Very good, recommended IMO. 4/5.Posted 5 years ago
Imitation Game – excellentPosted 5 years ago
Ok, another one to add – just watched Unfriended on the train, pretty good – a lot more graphic and slasher style than I expected or realised, clever set up and a bit Blair Witchy in its novel setting / presentation. , All in all a clever twist on that type of film… Good stuff, 3.5/5.Posted 5 years ago
I’m no film buff and will only too happily go a couple of years or more without sitting in front of the box, but I’ve had a few recommendations recently that I enjoyed..
Grand Budapest hotel is an obvious one, but for a better movie on the same theme try The Darjeeling Ltd..Posted 5 years ago
The intouchables is great..
Anything with Danny McBride is good for genuine lols..
My 21 year old stepson is currently raving about Chappy
Whiplash.Posted 5 years ago
Just did a search to check whether anyone had already mentioned in….but just watched Whiplash.
I was not expecting it to be that good at all, trying to sell it to mrs PF as I read the description wasn’t easy.
The final scene has to be one of my favourites in a long time.
Definitely recommended.Posted 5 years ago
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