Night in on my own / Bloke movie
Tonight the wife is going to see a musical and the kids will be in bed about a picosecond after the door shuts behind her. So, what film should I watch?
Thinking of one of Dredd, RoboCop, Kelly’s Heroes, Close Encounters, A Bridge Too Far but I am open to suggestions.
No grumble as:
1) I am not a hairy palmed teenager
2) There is a guarantee that my boy will appear in the room just when things get interesting, much like the shop keeper from Mr Benn.Posted 3 years ago
True Romance – a truly underrated movie also with one of the best scenes ever committed to film
Great movie, may have to dig this out for tonight. Which scene are you on about – the caravan scene?
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_svnsF5OLbI[/video]Posted 3 years agorichmtbSubscriber
If you haven’t seen it, jaw dropping fight scenes
To be honest though, when I get the chance of a free film choice I tend to re-watch a favourite film. I have to do this when I’ve got the place to myself as apparently we can’t watch Jaws, or Die Hard, or Aliens, etc etc because we’ve “Already Seen Them”Posted 3 years agomogrimMember
Dredd’s pretty good once it gets going, the exterior shots are a bit disappointing (alright: massively disappointing) to anyone who’s been reading the comic for years. Mega City just wasn’t that Mega. Fortunately the exterior stuff is just the beginning, most of the film is indoors.
Marvel’s The Avengers is fun if you like superhero movies.Posted 3 years ago
tomkerton – Member
razorrazoo – spot on! Enjoy the film! You’re so cool!
Not sure whether that’s sarcasm or not, I’ll take it as not 8)
the teaboy – Member
Oh, and Battle Royale!
Also may have to throw 13th Warrior into the ring, shouldn’t work but just does.
Or what about something like Casino?Posted 3 years agowillardMember
Apocalypse Now? Just make sure you get good and wasted beforehand to get in the right frame of mind.
Action films are tough to choose though, so I appreciate the quandry you are in. Some of the later Jason Statham films are entertaining enough (lots of fights, etc) but Transporter is probably the most fun, certainly some of the best music.
Or, how about Fight Club?Posted 3 years agozilog6128Subscriber
from OP’s original list I would describe only RoboCop as a “bloke movie”!
For me it would have to be all 80s. They have got the monopoly on bloke action films. Yes, there were a lot of terrible ones, but they had all the best ones too!
For me it would have to be RoboCop, Terminator, Predator then Die Hard. They are all genuinely great films I could watch forever and not got bored of! If I were drunk by that point then maybe Rambo 2. If I were REALLY drunk after that then Cobra.Posted 3 years agogoggMember
I was disappointed by Dredd. I was close to thinking the Stallone version was better, as they actually tried to use some 2000AD storylines, they just tried to pack too many in.
Maybe Zombies Vs. Strippers?? Saw it in Tesco, may be entertaining?
If not that, Machete is a good “boys” film?Posted 3 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
I really REALLY want to watch True Romance now. In my top 5 films ever.
“you’re so cool”
If this went over your head you should be ashamed to call yourself a True Romance fan 😉
Back to the OP, Olympus Has Fallen is hugely entertaining. It’s a bit like Die Hard taking itself too seriously, but you will be constantly turning up the quiet bits and turning down the loud bits. I hate that about modern films.Posted 3 years agoCougarSubscriber
you will be constantly turning up the quiet bits and turning down the loud bits. I hate that about
modern filmshaving neighbours.
Zilog has it, I reckon, 80s / early 90s action movies. I’d start with Escape From New York, main feature with Aliens (SE) and then probably fall into a beery snooze halfway through Highlander.Posted 3 years ago
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