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I've seen Solo and thoroughly enjoyed it. For the most part it was quite different to other Star Wars films, mainly because Solo is just a guy with no special skills such as controlling the force. This made it interesting for me as it was a different look at the Star Wars universe and didn't require the normal dark side trying to persuade someone with the force to join them.

There were a nice number of Easter eggs that I spotted and I've now read about more which I'll look out for when I get round to seeing it again.

And, just to keep us Star Wars fans happy, it did end with some stereotypical Star Was action with space ships doing what space ships do best in their galaxy. Plus there's the unexpected twist at the end with a character appearing that I would never have guessed, had I'd been told someone was appearing. No, it wasn't Jar Jar Binks before you all get worried.

Overall, a couple of hours well spent.

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I've seen Solo and thoroughly enjoyed it. For the most part it was quite different to other Star Wars films, mainly because Solo is just a guy with no special skills such as controlling the force. This made it interesting for me as it was a different look at the Star Wars universe and didn't require the normal dark side trying to persuade someone with the force to join them.

There were a nice number of Easter eggs that I spotted and I've now read about more which I'll look out for when I get round to seeing it again.

And, just to keep us Star Wars fans happy, it did end with some stereotypical Star Was action with space ships doing what space ships do best in their galaxy. Plus there's the unexpected twist at the end with a character appearing that I would never have guessed, had I'd been told someone was appearing. No, it wasn't Jar Jar Binks before you all get worried.

Overall, a couple of hours well spent.


Oh nooo, was it a porg???

Thanks Asphalt, I think I may go for it, especially as we get cheap tickets through my office.

I'd like to know the Easter eggs, but I wouldn't like the spoilers, so I think I'll refrain from Googling it for now!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:43 pm 
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I've seen Solo and thoroughly enjoyed it. For the most part it was quite different to other Star Wars films, mainly because Solo is just a guy with no special skills such as controlling the force. This made it interesting for me as it was a different look at the Star Wars universe and didn't require the normal dark side trying to persuade someone with the force to join them.

There were a nice number of Easter eggs that I spotted and I've now read about more which I'll look out for when I get round to seeing it again.

And, just to keep us Star Wars fans happy, it did end with some stereotypical Star Was action with space ships doing what space ships do best in their galaxy. Plus there's the unexpected twist at the end with a character appearing that I would never have guessed, had I'd been told someone was appearing. No, it wasn't Jar Jar Binks before you all get worried.

Overall, a couple of hours well spent.


Oh nooo, was it a porg???

Thanks Asphalt, I think I may go for it, especially as we get cheap tickets through my office.

I'd like to know the Easter eggs, but I wouldn't like the spoilers, so I think I'll refrain from Googling it for now!


The most exciting Easter egg for me, in a rather sad way I know, was early in the film. This won't be a spoiler so read on. They are whizzing around a place in a kind of whizzy machine, (notice the lack of spoilers here) and you get a few shots that show various enemy spaceships being built. It all looked rather cool imo.

Oh, and no it was not a Porg!

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Solo was brilliant IMO, I'll need to watch it again first but my first impressions are that it's the best Star Wars film since the original trilogy.

The cast was brilliant, no weak link, and while I had my doubts when I first heard about his casting I thought Alden nailed it as Han.

Re the unexpected character at the end, not really a spoiler as such but it may make it easy for people to guess so:
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Asphalt_World wrote:
Siao7 wrote:
Asphalt_World wrote:
I've seen Solo and thoroughly enjoyed it. For the most part it was quite different to other Star Wars films, mainly because Solo is just a guy with no special skills such as controlling the force. This made it interesting for me as it was a different look at the Star Wars universe and didn't require the normal dark side trying to persuade someone with the force to join them.

There were a nice number of Easter eggs that I spotted and I've now read about more which I'll look out for when I get round to seeing it again.

And, just to keep us Star Wars fans happy, it did end with some stereotypical Star Was action with space ships doing what space ships do best in their galaxy. Plus there's the unexpected twist at the end with a character appearing that I would never have guessed, had I'd been told someone was appearing. No, it wasn't Jar Jar Binks before you all get worried.

Overall, a couple of hours well spent.


Oh nooo, was it a porg???

Thanks Asphalt, I think I may go for it, especially as we get cheap tickets through my office.

I'd like to know the Easter eggs, but I wouldn't like the spoilers, so I think I'll refrain from Googling it for now!


The most exciting Easter egg for me, in a rather sad way I know, was early in the film. This won't be a spoiler so read on. They are whizzing around a place in a kind of whizzy machine, (notice the lack of spoilers here) and you get a few shots that show various enemy spaceships being built. It all looked rather cool imo.

Oh, and no it was not a Porg!


Dammit, you make me wanna go even more now!!!!

Thanks, I'll definitely watch this one


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:46 am 
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I did watch DP2 on Friday.

It was hilarious, I liked it even more than the first one. Proper comedy, full of other movie references and Ryan Reynolds at his best.

I can't recommend it enough if you have watched and liked the first one.

My favourite one liner was when he called Josh Brolin
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:26 pm 
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Siao7 wrote:
Asphalt_World wrote:
I've seen Solo and thoroughly enjoyed it. For the most part it was quite different to other Star Wars films, mainly because Solo is just a guy with no special skills such as controlling the force. This made it interesting for me as it was a different look at the Star Wars universe and didn't require the normal dark side trying to persuade someone with the force to join them.

There were a nice number of Easter eggs that I spotted and I've now read about more which I'll look out for when I get round to seeing it again.

And, just to keep us Star Wars fans happy, it did end with some stereotypical Star Was action with space ships doing what space ships do best in their galaxy. Plus there's the unexpected twist at the end with a character appearing that I would never have guessed, had I'd been told someone was appearing. No, it wasn't Jar Jar Binks before you all get worried.

Overall, a couple of hours well spent.


Oh nooo, was it a porg???

Thanks Asphalt, I think I may go for it, especially as we get cheap tickets through my office.

I'd like to know the Easter eggs, but I wouldn't like the spoilers, so I think I'll refrain from Googling it for now!

Look out for things on the yacht belonging to the guy with scars on his face for easter eggs, there are more but don't want to do any spoiling! Theres references to Indiana Jones as well as Star Wars stuff!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:39 am 
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dompclarke wrote:
Siao7 wrote:
Asphalt_World wrote:
I've seen Solo and thoroughly enjoyed it. For the most part it was quite different to other Star Wars films, mainly because Solo is just a guy with no special skills such as controlling the force. This made it interesting for me as it was a different look at the Star Wars universe and didn't require the normal dark side trying to persuade someone with the force to join them.

There were a nice number of Easter eggs that I spotted and I've now read about more which I'll look out for when I get round to seeing it again.

And, just to keep us Star Wars fans happy, it did end with some stereotypical Star Was action with space ships doing what space ships do best in their galaxy. Plus there's the unexpected twist at the end with a character appearing that I would never have guessed, had I'd been told someone was appearing. No, it wasn't Jar Jar Binks before you all get worried.

Overall, a couple of hours well spent.


Oh nooo, was it a porg???

Thanks Asphalt, I think I may go for it, especially as we get cheap tickets through my office.

I'd like to know the Easter eggs, but I wouldn't like the spoilers, so I think I'll refrain from Googling it for now!

Look out for things on the yacht belonging to the guy with scars on his face for easter eggs, there are more but don't want to do any spoiling! Theres references to Indiana Jones as well as Star Wars stuff!


Oh cool, good to know! I'll check it as it sounds as a great movie. Thanks


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Den of thieves
- a group of theives get together to pull off a heist on the federal reserve bank but no one can be trusted as the band of misfits are suspicious of each other. It’s a good action movie balls to the wall guns blazing kinda flick. I thought it was very similar to “heat” with the whole cops & robber mind games played out. The ending you don’t see coming.

Death wish
- BRUCE WILLIS revenge at its finest. A regular guy living his life when tragedy strikes, he can’t sit around waiting for the cops to find the bad guys so he starts looking for them and the searching gets good. Some great 1 liners as you would expect from good ol Bruce. If your a fan of search and destroy movies this ones for you.

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Avengers: Infinity War.

Did not live up to the massive amounts of hype. Okay film, but if I have 2.5 hours to kill then Avengers Assemble, Guardians of the Galaxy, Civil War or Winter Soldier would easily beat this out. I'd probably rather watch Batman vs Superman than this, but I'm in a minority there.

It was good, and it did a solid job with such a large cast but I thought it also had some issues.

Spoiler warning since this si still a pretty new movie.
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Good enough movie. I'll be honest, while I enjoy reading a comic book and I've enjoyed the superhero movies in the MCU and outwith it too, I'm really starting to get fatigued on them, especially the MCU given we've have 10 years and 7 movies with RDJr's Iron Man as a major character for instance.



Se7en

Classic movie. Possibly the best work of Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and the third lead though I can think of at least one other movie each that was brilliant. I'd seen it before but it seems to have only been recently put on UK Netflix so I gave it a watch. Great movie, totally holds up.


Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

So I couldn't sleep at all last night. I watched Seven then watched this. Bit of a strange movie. Also, without really knowing them Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce as drag queens and Terrance "General f**king Zod" Stamp as a transgender woman surprised me but I felt all were great in their roles. I found this to be utterly hilarious in a few bits, and a bit weird and off in others. Hugo Weaving looks younger in his Matrix/LotR days than he does in this which is interesting. It's a bit weird. For a 1990s film, society evolving as it has, this was meant as a LGBT friendly type film, but it seems to hate lesbians. The fillipina wife of Bob was also... odd. Mostly very funny.


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JigSAW

Now, I love the Saw movies. A bit of gore, a huge convoluted plot and a twist so out of left field it's bordering on nonsense is apparently very entertaining to me. I liked this movie too. I don't think it made much sense really and I'm sure I could find the usual plot holes if I wanted to but for the most part, it's good fun and a nice enough way to kill 90 minutes.


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Not actually sure if this needs to be in a spoiler as I'm going to try and not say things about the plot, but the DVD's out now, so I've finally seen it......
"My spoiler for infinity wars discussion!" (click to show)

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Venom

Decided to go watch venom after hearing some mixed reviews I wanted to see it for myself. Since venom is one of my favorite villains in the Spider-Man series I was interested in seeing what the movie had to offer. The trailers didn’t really hint at any other super hero’s in the movie so I didn’t know what to expect. The story follows Eddie Brock a news reporter who becomes venom but how you ask?? Does it follow the original story?? Does it create a different perspective of the legendary tale between Spider-Man and venom??? Well folks the story that is told here is very very different from anything seen before. So if your ok with the story being different then take the plunge and give it a try but if you don’t I recommend you skip this one,

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Operation Finale on Netflix. Dramatisation of Mossad extracting Adolf Eichmann from Argentina in 1960.

Pretty good movie overall but it was missing "something". Ben Kingsley performs very well, as does Oscar Isaac. I'd only ever seen Nick Kroll in comedy roles (especially as Rodney Ruxin in "The League") and I thought he did a great job too. Part of the trouble with historically based movies is that you know that the Titanic will sink and that Apollo 13 will get back safely so a lot of the dramatic tension is somewhat dampened. Titanic is at least thousands of people and their fate, this is all about Eichmann and his fate is rather well known. Kingsley has a scene near the end where he really shows how damned good he is as an actor.

Anyway, realised that for someone who is interested in World War 2 and the surrounding years, I don't really have an understanding of the occurrences after the Nuremberg Trials so I'm off to look for a book on that period.


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Venon 7/10:
Oddly liked it, story was meh, but had some funny bits. Loved Tom Hardy as Eddie and Venom. They should just do the comedy. Skip the sci-fi story crap

Christopher Robin 10/10:
I love pooh so I'm biased but defo made me laugh and kinda tear up. Nice Disney story and lots of feels in this one. Also good laughter

Avengers infinity war 8/10:
Must see if you've been following the other avengers and mcu movies. Liked how the characters bounced off each other. Yeah had tons of plot holes but I was quite entertained, it was always going to be tough to do.

Ant man and the wasp 7/10:
Not as good or as funny as the first but still worth watching.

Black Panther 9/10:
Nice and fresh for a marvel movie had a lot of deep cultural questions. Super deep for a super hero movie, o e of the best standalone mcu movies.

Star wars last jedi 4/10:
I wouldn't recommend, alot of side quests and wasteful scenes. Some of it was cool I think it's more disappointment and plot holes and changing of direction so much that annoyed me. Ofcoure I'll watch the finale

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Ready player one 8/10:
Okay probably isn't that good but the all nostalgic stuff really got to me. Yeah so basically like a reverse matrix where people want to be in the computer... With all their favourite stuff

Crazy rich Asians 9/10:
The comeback for romcoms and an insight into the super rich lifestyle yet the characters were so likable and relatable. Loved the little culture insights too. Good story driven by great characters.

Incredibles 2, 7/10:
Enjoyed this, story was meh but Jack Jack is what this move is all about.

Annihilation 3/10:
Really hated this, felt it was a waste of time, yeah probably had nice scenery but too abstract and up itself it just annoyed me.

Deadpool 2 7/10:
Good movie not as good and shocking as the first. Some of the jokes will probably fall flat in a few months though. Watch it as soon as you can.

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Well done Madman, quite a list!


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Lol thanks Siao7 we are quite lucky this year as we live within 30 mins of 4 different theatres.
One of them is Vue Bedford that has weekday tickets at just £4.99 add in the 2for1 meerkat codes we use, it works out at an average of £2.50 a ticket!

We do buy the overpriced snacks though as clearly they'd go out of business if they relied on ticket sales lol

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Lol thanks Siao7 we are quite lucky this year as we live within 30 mins of 4 different theatres.
One of them is Vue Bedford that has weekday tickets at just £4.99 add in the 2for1 meerkat codes we use, it works out at an average of £2.50 a ticket!

We do buy the overpriced snacks though as clearly they'd go out of business if they relied on ticket sales lol

Yeah, we get 2 for 1 from work, so works out something like £12 for two tickets.

Where on earth do you get a ticket for £4.99???? I'll come and live there!!!


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Just seen Bohemian Rhapsody - really, really good film.

It took a bit of artistic license and altered some dates of events, missed some events, ignored others and toned down a lot of the drama (from what I know about Freddy and Queen history). But they told the story so well and the acting and cast was absolutely amazing.

If you're a Queen fan, definitely see it. If you don't know anything about Queen or Freddy Mercury, go see it. If you're not a Queen fan, go see it cause it's just a great story and Freddy's life is an interesting story.

(Oh, and £10.40 for a mid-afternoon ticket at the city centre (and fairly posh/comfy) cinema for me)

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Just seen Bohemian Rhapsody - really, really good film.

It took a bit of artistic license and altered some dates of events, missed some events, ignored others and toned down a lot of the drama (from what I know about Freddy and Queen history). But they told the story so well and the acting and cast was absolutely amazing.

If you're a Queen fan, definitely see it. If you don't know anything about Queen or Freddy Mercury, go see it. If you're not a Queen fan, go see it cause it's just a great story and Freddy's life is an interesting story.

(Oh, and £10.40 for a mid-afternoon ticket at the city centre (and fairly posh/comfy) cinema for me)


I want to check this one. I've heard it was brilliant.

One question; do you know why it is Mr. Robot guy as Freddy Mercury instead of Sacha Baron Cohen? They were tooting SBC all this time, so I was surprised to see the other actor.


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Just seen Bohemian Rhapsody - really, really good film.

It took a bit of artistic license and altered some dates of events, missed some events, ignored others and toned down a lot of the drama (from what I know about Freddy and Queen history). But they told the story so well and the acting and cast was absolutely amazing.

If you're a Queen fan, definitely see it. If you don't know anything about Queen or Freddy Mercury, go see it. If you're not a Queen fan, go see it cause it's just a great story and Freddy's life is an interesting story.

(Oh, and £10.40 for a mid-afternoon ticket at the city centre (and fairly posh/comfy) cinema for me)


I want to check this one. I've heard it was brilliant.

One question; do you know why it is Mr. Robot guy as Freddy Mercury instead of Sacha Baron Cohen? They were tooting SBC all this time, so I was surprised to see the other actor.

All I know is rumour that Sacha had 'creative differences' with Roger Taylor and Brian May and left the project in 2013. It was something about Sacha wanting to portray Freddy in a warts and all manner, but May and Taylor wanted to tell the Queen and Freddy story but still be as respectful to Freddy as they could.

I wouldn't know the details, that's just what I read. And although Sacha would probably be good, the Mr. Robot guy doesn't disappoint! It does look like he's struggling with his false teeth, but when he got the moustache on, I didn't notice it as much.

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Ah, thanks Minchy.

Showing the whole story is the best way in my opinion, no one is infallible. But anyway, it won't stop me from watching it.

We watched the new Spike Lee movie yesterday, the KKK one. It was quite good fun until it turned quite dark at the very end... Enjoyed it thoroughly


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Yeah want to see the Freddie Mercury movie, heard it was good.

Recently watched First Man, about Neil Armstrong. Excellent movie a bit slow but very emotional. It is a Spielberg movie after all. But I felt it was quite educational and made you feel the horror of space flight. Have an even greater respect for Armstrong, didnt realise what he had gone through in his life. Incredible man.

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Watched the Hurricane movie last night. Very educational about these brave men who were not really recognised after the war, but I felt the scenario, music and acting were horrible. A great story, but told in a bad way. Something was lacking. Kudos to Iwan Rheon who spoke Polish throughout the movie!


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