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I recently watched the Fear Street trilogy. Beeing a fan of the horror/slasher genre, I though it did an adequate job of popcorn entertainment. I thought part 2 was the best of the 3 and part 3 was a bit longer than it needed to be. Actors put in a decent shift and really liked the soundtrack. I liked the setting also, I feel that is an underrated feature in movies but something I always look out for.

I would recommend if you like the Scream or Friday 13th series, available now on Netflix.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6566576/

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Watched Dave Made A Maze on Prime there a few weeks ago and thought it was class. 

A very unique little indie film that sounds ridiculous when you hear the premise, "a thirty-something gets lost in a cardboard maze he built in his tiny apartment and needs to be rescued by his girlfriend, best-friends, and a documentary film crew", but its really cleverly done with old school SFX that you just don't see very often anymore.
Its been a while since I watched a film. I've been caught up with series. However the last film I did watch was Nobody and it was brilliant!
Gretel and Hansel, and The Nest are two films I recommend. They are both very different plot wise but on an emotional level are quite impactful.
(08-08-2021, 11:31 AM)Rachel Stevens on a Pogo Stick Wrote: [ -> ]Watched Dave Made A Maze on Prime there a few weeks ago and thought it was class

Just watched the trailer there and it looks like exactly the sort of off kilter thing I'd enjoy, added it to my watch list Smile
I watched 3 movies this weekend, and don't think I would recommend any of them.

The Dry - starring Eric Bana, based on the book by Jane Harper. I loved this book, and was gripped while reading it from start to finish. In the movie Eric Bana plays a guilt-ridden federal agent returning home to investigate the apparent murder suicide of his childhood friend and his family. i found the movie to be quite slow paced in comparison to the book, and it just seemed to drag. I wasn't feeling too well though, and I knew the story beforehand which might have affected my thoughts on this. 5/10

Stowaway - SciFi movie starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette. "A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board." I'm not the biggest Sci Fi fan, which probably helped this movie in some ways as the science is questionable, and it was more about the relationships between the characters. 5/10

Where'd you go, Bernadette? - Rotton tomatoes movie info says "Former architect Bernadette Fox seems to have it all -- a beautiful home in Seattle, a successful and loving husband, and a brilliant teenage daughter who's about to attend boarding school. When Bernadette suddenly disappears without a trace, her concerned family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone."
This is also based on a book, which is on my Kindle unread. This is really a story about mental illness, Cate Blanchett is excellent in this, but unfortunaly her acting alone couldn't do enough to save the movie. 5/10
Watched two very different movies over the weekend.

Hatari! with John Wayne directed by Howard Hawks. It was about wrangling wild animals in Africa for zoos so was somewhat uncomfortable watching. But also amazing because it was all done for real. No CGI. No stunt people even. And no trained animals. 7/10.

Raw, French horror film about a vet student who starts to develop an intense craving for flesh. Pretty good, 6/10.
Just watched The Suicide Squad. Simply put it does exactly what it is supposed to. Enjoyed it
(10-08-2021, 02:29 PM)Bounty hunter Wrote: [ -> ]Just watched The Suicide Squad. Simply put it does exactly what it is supposed to. Enjoyed it

I've not seen the first one, or the joker movie, or the harley quinn one... Should I?
(10-08-2021, 03:53 PM)nothing Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-08-2021, 02:29 PM)Bounty hunter Wrote: [ -> ]Just watched The Suicide Squad. Simply put it does exactly what it is supposed to. Enjoyed it

I've not seen the first one, or the joker movie, or the harley quinn one... Should I?

Suicide Squad - complete and utter garbage, Margot Robbie's the only one who came out of it with any credibility intact
The Joker - excellent film, but very serious and dark. Not your standard superhero type movie and won't be to a lot of people's liking.
Birds of Prey - again Margot Robbie is by far the best thing about the film. It's OK for passing a couple of hours if you're bored, but I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it again. Still way better than Suicide Squad though.
Hmm might continue to ignore their existence so and get the new one for the weekend, if only for Peter Capaldi
Peter Capaldi's role is very small and nothing to write home about.
I found the new Suicide Squad good, big improvement to the previous one - which wasn't too difficult to be honest because the first Suicide Squad was fairly messy. It is a bit gore-y for my liking but watching it in the big screen makes a difference in this kind of film, I had a good time.
Also it's a stand-alone story so you don't need to watch the previous films to understand what's going on
(10-08-2021, 04:07 PM)Irish Aris Wrote: [ -> ]Peter Capaldi's role is very small and nothing to write home about.
I found the new Suicide Squad good, big improvement to the previous one - which wasn't too difficult to be honest because the first Suicide Squad was fairly messy. It is a bit gore-y for my liking but watching it in the big screen makes a difference in this kind of film, I had a good time.
Also it's a stand-alone story so you don't need to watch the previous films to understand what's going on

I'm just at The Thinker stories in The Flash, so I might wait a few months, not totally confuse myself!
I've seen all the movies you ask about and although I don't regret watching any of them I would only be recommending to people Joker or The Suicide Squad (New one).

I'd agree with Iris Aris's assessment also in as much that Capaldi although good is not such an important role that I would worry about watching the Flash show and getting them mixed up etc and how it is stand alone so you can watch it without having watched the others (Like Harley's other movies for example).

Joker is very different though. More like The Scorsese DC universe than the Justice League/Suicide Squad one and there is no real connection in terms of having to watch it before watching anything else like this new movie
I'll have to see if I can get a decent copy over the weekend so!
So, lemme get this straighit, there's a film called Suicide Squad and a film called The Suicide Squad?? Is that not a bit weird?
Well there's The Fast and The Furious and also Fast and Furious, so it's been sort of done before. I think it's a reboot, but they could have tried to be a bit more original all right.
I really liked The Suicide Squad. It was very funny and I like gore.

I love Joker. I thought that was an excellent film.

Cee-Jay I agree about The Dry. I loved the book and was totally gripped but while the movie was grand, it didn't live up to it. I remember feeling thirsty when reading the book, it was so descriptive of the drought they were experiencing, but I don't think it came across as powerfully in the film.
I have a tradition of watching a horror movie on Friday 13th, not superstitious but I just like a good horror. With the only one this year tomorrow, I will throw out sone suggestions and if anyone has any suggestions please share them. I havent decided yet which movie I will watch tomorrow.

These are a few that might less mainstream.

Trick 'r Treat 2007
This is a neat little movie which I saw when it first came out but didnt really like it. Watched it again last year and really enjoyed it. Five intertwining tales really well put together.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862856/

Halloween 3 Season of the Witch.
Yes the Halloween everyone hates, well not me. Give it a chance, really fun show.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085636/

Hush 2016
A deaf and mute female alone is terrerised by a masked killer outside her home. Very little dialogue but again really well put together show.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5022702/

Autopsy if Jane Doe 2016
This one spooked the hell outta me. Watch it with the lights out. Think I entered this into a walrus and got a low score. I thought it was great.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3289956/

Fender Bender 2016
Another home invasion type movie. Dont let the low ratings put you off, a solid flick.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5131906/

He's out There 2018
Cant remember too much about this one but I recall it is good. One I will rewatch sometime soon.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4052050/

What are your suggestions?
Jane Doe is brilliant. It's full of old fashioned scares. I haven't seen the others but have heard of Hush and of course Halloween.

Years ago I watched a film called The Changeling. https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0080516/?ref_=fn_al_tt_0
Frightened the life out of me at the time
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(12-08-2021, 04:43 PM)Diamonds of Frost Wrote: [ -> ]Woops. My link didn't post properly

need a space between full stop and the link.
I've not seen any of those films.
(12-08-2021, 05:47 PM)quickbeam Wrote: [ -> ]I've not seen any of those films.

That's your Friday 13th sorted so qb Tongue
I'm just out of Free Guy, if you like games and Ryan Reynolds and tbf who doesn't, this is great fun, good cameos too
Films this weekend: Passengers and Green Book.
(15-08-2021, 07:33 PM)quickbeam Wrote: [ -> ]Films this weekend: Passengers and Green Book.

Which passengers QB, the one with Jennifer Lawrence of Anne Hathaway? 

I prefered the movie with Anne.
Lawrence. Never actually heard of the Hathaway one.
(15-08-2021, 07:24 PM)jp liz v1 Wrote: [ -> ]I'm just out of Free Guy, if you like games and Ryan Reynolds and tbf who doesn't, this is great fun, good cameos too

Saw it yesterday, and loved it.

Went in expecting a lightweight Ryan Reynolds film, but it's got a tonne of heart and is really well written. It's got a tonne of great Easter eggs and there's some awesome cameos (including some voice ones that are easy to miss).

Really couldn't recommend it enough.
(16-08-2021, 10:23 AM)Lord TSC Wrote: [ -> ]
(15-08-2021, 07:24 PM)jp liz v1 Wrote: [ -> ]I'm just out of Free Guy, if you like games and Ryan Reynolds and tbf who doesn't, this is great fun, good cameos too

Saw it yesterday, and loved it.

Went in expecting a lightweight Ryan Reynolds film, but it's got a tonne of heart and is really well written. It's got a tonne of great Easter eggs and there's some awesome cameos (including some voice ones that are easy to miss).

Really couldn't recommend it enough.

Who were the voice cameos?

Jodie sang the slow version of Sweet Fantasy
Free Guy looks fun.  Saw this reaction video for the trailer earlier.  Big Grin

(16-08-2021, 04:33 PM)jp liz v1 Wrote: [ -> ]
(16-08-2021, 10:23 AM)Lord TSC Wrote: [ -> ]Saw it yesterday, and loved it.

Went in expecting a lightweight Ryan Reynolds film, but it's got a tonne of heart and is really well written. It's got a tonne of great Easter eggs and there's some awesome cameos (including some voice ones that are easy to miss).

Really couldn't recommend it enough.

Who were the voice cameos?

Jodie sang the slow version of Sweet Fantasy


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Just watched This Must Be The Place. I knew nothing about it going in so seeing Blanch Shopping Centre and estates with the Aviva* in the background in a Sean Penn movie was odd to say the least.

Film was entirely odd anyway.

* I actually thought it was Croke Park until I just looked it up, I clearly don't know my Dublin stadiums.
(22-08-2021, 04:30 PM)quickbeam Wrote: [ -> ]Just watched This Must Be The Place.  I knew nothing about it going in so seeing Blanch Shopping Centre and estates with the Aviva* in the background in a Sean Penn movie was odd to say the least.

Film was entirely odd anyway.

* I actually thought it was Croke Park until I just looked it up, I clearly don't know my Dublin stadiums.

I live 5 minutes from the Blanch Centre and remember when it was being filmed there, but I've never actually had any huge compulsion to see the film, despite it featuring and being named after my all-time favourite song.

Somewhat vaguely related, we watch David Byrne's American Utopia last night, a concert movie by Spike Lee of the Broadway show.  We saw the show in The Point when it came here and it was the most incredible thing I've ever experienced.  Even if you're not particularly a Talking Heads or David Byrne fan, the show itself is so different to any other gig you've been to (I won't spoil why that is) that it's worth watching.  It does lose a little on film compared to the live experience because naturally the camera focuses in on certain things at times, whereas you're seeing the whole performance in person, but the ending has to be the most joyous ending of any gig ever.
I do like Talking Heads so would be up for watching that. There's a great scene in TMBTP that features Byrne in concert and then having a chat with Sean Penn afterwards.

We must be neighbours, but I don't remember it being filmed. I was looking for any commentary on the film on Boards and saw a thread about the filming at the time, but it totally passed me by at the time.
Well howdy neighbour Big Grin

I just heard about the filming at the time, but I didn't go see what was going on myself.  I think they were only there for a couple of days iirc.
Jaysus, the amount of blanch heads here.. we may either have to take over or shut down the site
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