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Post by HwoodMike2umate » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:03 pm

Jason Bourne (2016) - good movie, pretty much as expected. 2 hours and 3 minutes long and even after a hard days work I didn't yawn once even though it was midnite before leaving the cinema. Wee Jane coped ok but was delighted to see that there is a new Bridget Jones movie being released in September - Bridget Jones Baby - and I have agreed to take her to that.

PS Matt Damon wearing well at 45, Julia Stiles so-so at 35, Alicia Vikander a wee hottie at 27, Vincent Cassel looks more than 49 and whilst Tommy Lee Jones looks way over 69 he still acts great, scowls and grimaces well and gets all the best one-liners.
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Post by Brian Dunn 382 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:11 pm

£3.50 Tuesday in Larne and Dominos 2 for 1. Enjoyed. Saw BFG last week but cinema was full of children. I was there with my middle child - my daughter who is 34.

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Post by mikerob » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:31 am

I saw Bourne earlier this week and thought it was OK, a run-of-the-mill action thriller with obligatory fights, car chases, motorbike chases and so on.

I see that Matt Damon had a grand total of 288 words or 45 lines of dialogue in the entire film.

Apparently this is a growing trend as films want to appeal to the large Chinese market and a lot of dialogue is more difficult to translate or subtitle...

However it isn't anything really new as Clint Eastwood's character was hardly verbose in the spaghetti westerns of the 60s.

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Post by HwoodMike2umate » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:03 pm

Saw the recently released "The Girl on the Train" last night at the Strand cinema. Hadnt heard anything about it but mate with me had read the book. Rattles along and lucky old Tom (well lucky at least until near the end :) ) has it all to do. Any man who can charm Emily Blunt (23.2.1983) as Rachel, Rebecca Ferguson (19.10.1983) as Anna, and Haley Bennett (7.1.1988) as Megan, surely deserves some credit. One of those films that is probably worth a second viewing too so get along asap. Justin Theroux plays Tom.
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Post by Snipe Watson » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:06 pm

The Girl on the Train is a really good movie. Not is the league of Gone Girl, but worth £6.50.
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Post by Dave » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:21 pm

The book is excellent. It's literally one you can't put down. Very gripping.
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Post by Russ » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:47 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:The Girl on the Train is a really good movie. Not is the league of Gone Girl, but worth £6.50.
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Post by UlsterAreBrill » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:46 pm

Dave wrote:The book is excellent. It's literally one you can't put down. Very gripping.
Currently reading it atm, had a bit of a slow start I thought but speeding a bit up now

I had heard the movie wasn't getting good reviews at all

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Post by Dave » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:02 pm

UlsterAreBrill wrote:
Dave wrote:The book is excellent. It's literally one you can't put down. Very gripping.
Currently reading it atm, had a bit of a slow start I thought but speeding a bit up now

I had heard the movie wasn't getting good reviews at all
It's all American despite being set in London in the book.
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Post by Snipe Watson » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:40 pm

Going to see Jack Reacher: Never Go Back tonight.
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Post by mid ulster maestro » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:38 pm

I saw Lee Child being interviewed on the tele yesterday morning. He was asked why four foot nothing Tom Cruise was cast as Jack Reacher when the character in the book is about eight foot tall. The answer was that very tall ugly leading actors don't sell movies and that TC is a damn fine actor. Lee Child also has a talking part in the movie. Give a review Snipe. I love the books and the first movie was good.
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Post by solidarity » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:17 pm

I know it's far from recent but I watched Heartbreak Ridge the other night. Truly awful. I didn't realise Clint Eastwood had made such a dreadful film.

Also watched Kind Hearts and Coronets. A true classic. Brilliant with, of course, a classic ending.

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Post by Snipe Watson » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:49 pm

mid ulster maestro wrote:I saw Lee Child being interviewed on the tele yesterday morning. He was asked why four foot nothing Tom Cruise was cast as Jack Reacher when the character in the book is about eight foot tall. The answer was that very tall ugly leading actors don't sell movies and that TC is a damn fine actor. Lee Child also has a talking part in the movie. Give a review Snipe. I love the books and the first movie was good.
I don't think it's as good as the first movie and not nearly as good as the book. It's decent, but no better than that.
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Post by Snipe Watson » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:59 pm

I am delighted to report that Forrest Gump is no longer at the top of my turkey list. Snakes on a plane is pure scour.
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Post by Snipe Watson » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:19 pm

John Hurt a magnificent actor. RIP
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