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RE: Captain Phillips and Gravity are rubbish!

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I'm definitely serious David.

If I remember correctly, you watch an awful lot of films, so one more a month wouldn't be a problem for you. You know a fair amount about films, your taste seems relatively broad, and I think you could add something new to the club.

I'm sure you've looked in on the thread, so you know what it's about, so if you want to, and the other members agree (which I'm sure they will), why not join?

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To be honest, I hadn't looked in on the thread very much at all, I think the last time you were all setting the rules. I presumed it was just for the six members and left it at that. I've just read through about 15 or more pages (up to mentioning Nosferatu) and stopped there as it seemed everyone was waiting on a delivery to France! Are there any specific pages I should read to familiarise myself with what's going on? I'd like to get an idea of the movies that have been nominated so far Smile

I generally watch a film a day, and between two and four on days off (except for when F1 and BTCC are taking up my Sundays) . I have LoveFilm and Netflix, so shouldn't be too much of a problem to get films fairly quickly. 

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Each on their own. Gravity was stunning on IMAX 3D. Yes, there isn't much in story (can't imagine any other story in space though). But visually, it's amongst the best I've seen. That's why I bought a 3D disc, to play when I buy a 3D TV. Amazon posted the disc to me twice this week so far, and I haven't received it! Looks like there's some problem with Royal mail.

 

I really enjoyed Captain Phillips at the cinema as well, but I won't buy the blu ray.

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

To be honest, I hadn't looked in on the thread very much at all, I think the last time you were all setting the rules. I presumed it was just for the six members and left it at that. I've just read through about 15 or more pages (up to mentioning Nosferatu) and stopped there as it seemed everyone was waiting on a delivery to France! Are there any specific pages I should read to familiarise myself with what's going on? I'd like to get an idea of the movies that have been nominated so far Smile

I generally watch a film a day, and between two and four on days off (except for when F1 and BTCC are taking up my Sundays) . I have LoveFilm and Netflix, so shouldn't be too much of a problem to get films fairly quickly. 

I'll do my best to remember the films chosen so far.

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It would be good to have you onboard if you want to join.

 

 

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Gravity was hyped up to the max , so when I actually saw it I was pretty underwhelmed. Having said that ,I didn't watch it at the cinema so I know I missed a lot of the impact from the special effects.  There really wasn't much a plot and it's pretty obvious what is going to happen, so in the end I was glad when it finished.

Captain Phillips on the other hand had a story and I though it was good, Tom Hanks's performance was pretty good as well. and I am not really a massive fan. There is also a Swedish film I saw recently which was also about Somali pirates and was also pretty good.  

 

 

 

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

"Garbage" is a little strong.

 

He said ''Total garbage in his view''. He is entitled to give his view.

It's all just Hollywood hype. That's all the Oscars are. Argo as best film was a joke, as was Halle Berry when she won an oscar. I've seen better actong on The Woodentops. Take anything Hollywood says with a pinch of salt. There are plenty of internet reviews to find out if a film is any good.

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I really enjoyed the sound/musical score of Gravity and the 3D effects in the cinema were amazing.  Yes the plot is thin and the dialogue hammy but overall it just works as a technical advancement.  I wouldn't buy it on blu ray for home use though unless I had a massive 3D projector or 85" TV as the effect would be lost on a smaller screen.

Captain Phillips was solid but nothing extraordinary, apart from the actor playing the lead pirate.  However, knowing how the true story ended before I saw the film removed most of the dramatic tension of the climax.

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I've watched Gravity 3 times this week since It's bluray release on Monday!!

I'm heavily into astronomy, love any kinda film to do with space and Gravity is stunning both in visuals and sound.

It doesn't need a heavy in depth story line, you just take the film as is, just  doing a shuttle mission repair and a tragic incident occurs!

Although there wasn't much in story line and even character development I still felt connected to the Sandra Bullock character. I love it!!!

As for Captain Phillips? I thought it was a great  movie, not sure if it's a movie I'd go back to on a regular basis, maybe a once a year viewing.

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buzz_lightclick wrote:

However, knowing how the true story ended before I saw the film removed most of the dramatic tension of the climax.

You mean Hollywood didn't change the ending? Very unusual. 

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BBB - I'll take it to the relevant thread...

 

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

BBB - I'll take it to the relevant thread...

We'll see you there.  Smile

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Gravity bd. A good watch I thoight..I didnt expect a big story but well acted. Well scripted. Great pq/sq. 

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