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30 Nights of film: Tackle that Backlog

Tenaciousmo

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So yesterday was my day off where i planned to watch alita and have a good day. INSTEAD, MY friend woke me up, got me to work for a pizza at his place, forced me to smoke legal weed here in canada and then proceeded to rape my eyes with :
30: DARK PHOENIX (2019) - august 31st 2019
so jean turns into superman and invalidates every other super heroes by existing. also puts resetera out of work by being that woke. 3/10.​
 
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26. We Die Young

Gangs are pretty cringe. The main mexican dude was such a shit actor. Van Damme uses some phone app thing to speak since his voice got broke and he has PTSD. The last part of this movie was INTENSE. 6.5/10
 
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I watched Blade Runner 2049 and Last Witch Hunter lately.

Believe it or not, I actually give both movies the same rating..... around a 5/10.

2049: Cool, but too long

Witch Hunter: Promising, but too cheesy

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Blade Runner 2049
- Fucking long movie at almost 3 hrs. They could have shaved 20-30 minutes off this as half the time Ryan Gosling is staring at cool settings. Sometimes the movie seems like Planet Earth 2049 considering the number of panoramic shots. There's a scenes later on when Gosling meets Harrison Ford bunkered in an old casino. That scene alone has got to be at least half an hour when it could have been maybe 10 minutes tops
- Surprisingly creepy movie (setting and music)
- More like a sci-fi drama. Not an action movie. A thriller? Debatable as there's not much action
- Plot was a little confusing when it came to the horse and girl behind the glass part
- Serious movie, so not really any jokes or comedic bits I remember
- The holographic chick is hot
- Slow paced movie, but slick production values
- One and done. You won't re-watch this movie because it's too long

Last Witch Hunter
- Good pacing. Under 2 hrs
- This movie has so much promise............ if they made it more like a low key dark action movie. But for every gritty/creepy fight scene (Vin Diesel vs. shapeshifter baby), the movie then adds super colourful cheesy effects like the movie is from 1998. The neon particle fume effects are the worst ever. And that metallic witch imprison machine is dumb as shit
- For an action movie, plot was decent with a twist at the end
- Action movie with lots of comedic bits
- Overall, I'd put the acting in this movie better than 2049. Michael Caine is his usual convincing butler-esque supporting role, but then the evil witch is a green skinned lizard looking bitch who speaks perfect smooth English. wtf?
- One and done. You won't re-watch this movie again because it's forgettable, but not the worst action movie
 
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27. Safe

Jason Statham helps save some little girl from the russians, the triads AND the NYC police. Not an amazing movie or anything but a lot of fun. 7/10
 

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22. Shazam!

A bit of a weird one really given although it's DC it's largely played for laughs (very much in the way of 'Big' which it directly references at one point) but Zachary Levi is pretty entertaining as the lead. 7.5/10

23. Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Given the premise (more Comedy James Bond) an absurdly long film (221 minutes). that goes a bit too heavy on the floaty CGI for its own good. If you enjoyed the first, then you'll probably enjoy the sequel, but I wouldn't say it's memorable. 6/10
 
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31. My Blue Heaven (1990) - 02nd Sept. 2019
Steve Martin is an Italian mobster that is under witness protection before testifying in a trial against his crew.​
That movie made me laugh out loud so many times I feel robbed that no one ever talks about it.​
nothing original was made in there but it is an incredibly funny comedy. 9/10​
32. Chinatown (1974) - 02nd sept 2019
Jack Nicholson in a noire film as a private eye. I can tell people would love this movie yet I was far too sleepy at work at the time i was watching it to actually enjoy it. 6/10 might revisit later.​
 
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23. Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Given the premise (more Comedy James Bond) an absurdly long film (221 minutes). that goes a bit too heavy on the floaty CGI for its own good. If you enjoyed the first, then you'll probably enjoy the sequel, but I wouldn't say it's memorable. 6/10
24. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

In itself, this Lock, Stock and Excalibur wouldn't be a bad film if it was actually somewhat divorced from the mythology it's essentially drawing from. Beyond a few names and incidents, the plot bears very little resemblance to the Arthurian legend versus tell it's own wholly distinct storyline. Everyone puts their back into it, but much like Kingsman it's a bit too heavy on the CG for its own good (though some sequences are very impressive) and the multi-cultural mix and mockneyisms are just jarring given the setting (and some of the modern dialogue). 6.5/10
 
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28. One Hour Photo

I'm tired of watching movies and writing reviews.
God, this movie was so uncomfortable. Had to pause it sometimes. Pretty creepy though. A bonechilling slow burn, if you will. Some nice bush in it too for all the cultured men such as myself. Not really sure what happened at the end though. 7.5/10

29. Un chien andalou
A silent french horror short. This is where the infamous eyeball cutting gif is from. I don't know what the fuck was going on in this and neither does anybody else. Not weird enough. 5.5/10
 
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24. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

In itself, this Lock, Stock and Excalibur wouldn't be a bad film if it was actually somewhat divorced from the mythology it's essentially drawing from. Beyond a few names and incidents, the plot bears very little resemblance to the Arthurian legend versus tell it's own wholly distinct storyline. Everyone puts their back into it, but much like Kingsman it's a bit too heavy on the CG for its own good (though some sequences are very impressive) and the multi-cultural mix and mockneyisms are just jarring given the setting (and some of the modern dialogue). 6.5/10
25. Kill List

A slightly down on his luck hitman agrees to undertake a multi-target contract with his partner and things go from bad to worse with devastating consequences. A compelling film, but suffers a lot from the sound quality in places where it becomes difficult to hear what's being said. Still memorable stuff. 7/10

26. The Bad Batch

An odd one tbh. Juvenile blondie Suki Waterhouse gets sent to some vast desert open prison and quickly falls foul of the natives with life-changing consequences. The way it starts I kind of envisaged that it would turn into a sort of Mad Max-style venture of vengeful pursuit, but it instead heads deep into some burning man style shit. Kind of enjoyable with Jason Momoa just looking buffed to fuck, and Keanu Reeves and some sleazy porn tache waring cult leader. 7.5/10
 
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25. Kill List

A slightly down on his luck hitman agrees to undertake a multi-target contract with his partner and things go from bad to worse with devastating consequences. A compelling film, but suffers a lot from the sound quality in places where it becomes difficult to hear what's being said. Still memorable stuff. 7/10

26. The Bad Batch

An odd one tbh. Juvenile blondie Suki Waterhouse gets sent to some vast desert open prison and quickly falls foul of the natives with life-changing consequences. The way it starts I kind of envisaged that it would turn into a sort of Mad Max-style venture of vengeful pursuit, but it instead heads deep into some burning man style shit. Kind of enjoyable with Jason Momoa just looking buffed to fuck, and Keanu Reeves and some sleazy porn tache waring cult leader. 7.5/10

27. Mortdecai

Nowhere near as bad as I understood it to be. Johnny Depp basically channels quintessential English Cad Terry Thomas in all his gap-toothed glory in this comedy about a beleaguered Art Dealer whose trying to keep his head afloat who gets embroiled in shenanigans with regard to a lost Goya painting. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan Mcgregor and Paul Bettany all serve admirably in support. 6/10
 
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32. Chinatown (1974) - 02nd sept 2019
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33. Alita Battle Angel (2019) - 04th September 2019
After renting it I might have impulse bought it... really liked it. 9/10​
34. Melancholia (2011) - 04th September 2019
Coworker was a pain and couldn't stop talking when characters talked, Will have to watch at home again​
Otherwise the movie itself looks amazing, great shots every frame, simply beautiful. Kristen Dunst has nice tits 7/10​
35. Donnie Brasco - Extended Cut (1997) - 04th September 2019
Undercover / Mobster movie starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp.​
amazing one of those. 8/10​

36. Still Human [Lun lok yan] (2018) - 05th September 2019
Out of all the movies I've watched this month this one has been my favorite.​
Old Chinese asshole in a wheel chair has a new Filipino maid/nurse, starts to be nicer. I teared up, beautiful movie, I loved it. 10/10​
Thanks For the ride, This Month has been fun, Never really reviewed anything before now.
 
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27. Mortdecai

Nowhere near as bad as I understood it to be. Johnny Depp basically channels quintessential English Cad Terry Thomas in all his gap-toothed glory in this comedy about a beleaguered Art Dealer whose trying to keep his head afloat who gets embroiled in shenanigans with regard to a lost Goya painting. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan Mcgregor and Paul Bettany all serve admirably in support. 6/10

28. Miss Sloane

Essentially Jessica Chastain plays a hypercompetent lobbyist type who attempts to take on the gun lobby to push through a bill. A pretty decent film which I was surprised was just a screenplay and wasn't based on any real-life situation tbh. 8/10

29. Death Wish

Eli Roth remake of Michael Winners 1974 original. Bruce Willis takes on the role made famous by Charles Bronson, but this time he's a Trauma Surgeon as opposed to an Architect, whose family life is upended when a burglary goes wrong and Wills decides to take the law into his own hands. I wasn't aware it was an Eli Roth Gig until the end so I was kind of surprised it was as light on the gore as it turned out to be. Not entirely bad, though I do have to wonder at Bruce Willis not seeing any sense in investing in some goddamn body armour. Hank from Breaking bad support as a beleaguered homicide detective who is tasked with the investigation into both the home invasion as well as the vigilante killings. 7/10

30. Terminator Genisys

Nowhere near as bad as I was lead to believe. My main gripe would be that there's no way that Jason Clarke could be the result of Jai Courtney and Emelia Clarke breeding. Could at least have cast someone who could make for a passable offspring. Arnold largely turned up for a paycheque and delivers his signature lines, but he puts the due diligence in, even if there's some major handwaving towards the end.


Anyway, that concludes the thread. Well done to all the participants who made the 30, and good effort for those who didn't. Enjoy your gold.
 
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Well after the 30 days challenge concludes I might make this a regular thing or simply do a weekly GAF film club, where you have to watch 1 new/unseen movie a week.
Is this still happening?

slightly related i found an old 3x3 re: romance films



but knowing me i wasnt taking it seriously thus the Hepburn shilling, 500 Days over Annie Hall and also i just dont remember Sleepless in Seattle (im p sure Harry Met Sally is the better movie anyway)

anyway i'm still high off from watching Shoplifters a couple of months ago + I just watched Tenki no Ko this week, so im feeling the itch to watch films again, though probably at just once or twice a week.
 

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Nice, i was expecting something like that given its Cannes award.

You got a letterbox'd? I don't really use mine anymore but I'll give you a follow.
nah i dont watch films enough to pragmatically warrant one