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22 Jun 2019 23:58:04
24 Hours to Live:

Ethan Hawke stars as an assassin who works for a private contractor and is mourning for the loss of his family. He's persuaded to return for another mission, but got himself killed. He has a certain vital information before he was shot, thus the company resurrected him temporarily to retrieve that information. After that, he went to retaliation mode againts his former employee and he has only 24 hours to do that before he dies, again.

That is pretty much the story, which I like.

There's a good amount of action and violence in it, which is nothing much to complain about. However, the plots and the dialogue aren't as good. The main bad guy here doesn't really feel like a bad-ass.

Most importantly, I enjoyed it. I would recommend based on the action, nothing much else. You can also just skip it though, as you won't be missing out much.

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23 Jun 2019 14:02:50
Your not really selling it there. Sounds like one for Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - is that the one with the guy who plays Arthur Shelby in Peaky Blinders as the best mate/traitor? If so it is an alright film but not one of Hawke's best. The main key is he is resurrected but the mechanism that brings him back only lasts 24 hours, hence the title. He literally has 24 hours to live and so decides to bring down the organisation who shafted him with those last hours.}

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23 Jun 2019 18:16:01
For a moment i thought this was ethan hawke in predestination.

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24 Jun 2019 10:47:07
Predestination is a great film, really enjoyed it.

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21 Jun 2019 17:22:48
Top 10 Worst Male Actors

I have left out loads that barely register as actors, ones that are not getting lead roles in big movies, and limited this to ones who have, at some point in their career been what we would consider big stars. Oh and I left out Arnie as I don't think what he did could ever be considered acting! It does make me wonder just how good some of their films could have been if they had a decent actor taking their roles.



10. Tom Hanks

I have never understood how this guy has become such a big star. He simply does not know how to act. It is the same in every film, he is playing the same person each time. It is never even an interesting person, he just makes every scene he is in tedious to watch. Luckily he is not in many films that I watch.



9. John Travolta

Something about this man turns my stomach, I have no idea why, but I find his very presence in a film repugnant. There is something about him that makes my skin crawl and I suppose I am judging him on that rather than his acting.



8. Christian Bale

For some reason he has won awards, but I do not get it at all. His best performance was when half his face was hidden behind a mask as Batman, but he was god-awful during the Bruce Wayne scenes. I have heard he is a method actor, but his method is not working!



7. Keanu Reeves

Probably the most wooden actor of all, but at least he tends to limit his roles to those that require little more than a raised eyebrow. That is his saving grace from being much higher up the list, he seems to realise his huge limitations and try not to overtax himself.



6. Johnny Depp

A crap actor who makes crap films. I am just glad he makes so few movies I have even the slightest passing interest in watching. I just hope he keeps it that way!



5. Nic Cage

It's not what you know or how good you are, it is about who you know or, more correctly, who you are related to. Having Francis Ford Coppola has given him a very decent career, as he certainly has not got his roles on talent! He is like a paid driver in motorsport, he brings money to the production, so he will continue to get employment.



4. Paul Walker

I know you are not supposed to talk ill of the dead, but I was choosing the 10 actors I hate watching the most, so I was not going to miss him out just because he will not be making any more films. He was just a pretty, blonde Keanu Reeves.



3. Mark Wahlberg

It is said that men are shallow and that actresses are picked purely on their looks, but this list shows that male actors are just as much picked for the wrong reasons. Still it shows that a past of racially motivated violence is not a stop to a successful career, well not when you are good looking with a six-pack anyway.



2. Vin Diesel

I really do not get it. What does this guy offer? He is the modern day Arnie, with nothing other than an accent and a big build to bring to a role. Talent and charisma are clearly optional in Hollywood.



1. Jesse Eisenberg

Can someone explain to me what it is about him that gets him big roles, because I have no idea. His performance as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman is amongst the worst I have ever seen in any film. A truly terrible actor.

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21 Jun 2019 18:44:58
Yep agree with the top 3. Nic cage mid 90s was good, keanu in bill and ted, Johnny depp in fear and loathing not bad in them parts. The rest i agree with.
Christian bale is crap, don't see the hype, even as batman he was the worst thing about it, thankfully the stories and other actors made it good.

{Ed001's Note - I couldn't stand Cage at any time, did good films but he was terrible in them. Never seen fear and loathing but would have no interest in watching it if Depp is in it as I know it will be crap. I loved Bill and Ted but it was not exactly acting skill that made those films!}

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21 Jun 2019 20:04:34
Yeah I suppose your right.
The film's qith nic cage, face off, con air, the rock, loved them all but admitedley they were good stories, or maybe just guilty pleasure films.

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21 Jun 2019 20:06:58
they are good films, just in spite of him

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22 Jun 2019 10:10:55
I would add Dwayne Johnson in it if it's a longer list. And maybe Jordan Peele too.

{Ed001's Note - first one I defo agree with but not sure on the second as I have only seen him in one film.}

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22 Jun 2019 10:24:40
Yeah Ed. Come to think of it again, maybe it isn't fair as me too only seen Peele once in Keanu. He was so bad that I think he should just stick with making movies instead.

{Ed001's Note - it was a comedy and overacting is a part of that.}

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22 Jun 2019 12:33:28
Similar if the list was longer perhaps others such as Kevin hart, Jason statham, Henry cavill and probably many more.

{Ed001's Note - there are certainly plenty to pick from that are crap!}

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22 Jun 2019 14:22:55
Mid 90s Cage films were entertaining but despite him. I do enjoy most wahlberg films. And Statham ones. But I think its more that there action films and how much acting do you need in an action film?

A lot of others nominated also fall in the action category.

Two I'd like to put forward are Will Smith (always the same cocky arrogant character) and jim Carrey who just overacts, thinks he's funnier than he is and never knows when to stop.

Look forward to the actresses list Ed.

{Ed001's Note - I agree on the the first 3, the films are not the issue, they have done some good stuff but it doesn't mean they are talented.

Good point on Will Smith, but I don't tend to watch his films to be honest and the same with Jim Carrey as I can't stand him.}

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22 Jun 2019 16:25:16
I would have to disagree on will Smith just because i think his performances in I am legend, pursuit of happiness, ali, concussion are actually very good with some real range and the odd heart wrenching team, then you have some of the more actiony ones as well like independence day, I robot, comedic roles like hitched and then a blend of both with men in black

{Ed001's Note - all of them films are dire, well except maybe Concussion as I haven't seen it.}

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22 Jun 2019 16:51:27
Each to their own in terms of film, none of them are in my top list of films, although all mine of comic book based movies probably and the matrix ect but I think they are at least decent probably 5-7s in the random out of 10 numbering which I have just made up in my brain and has no measurable scale of course. However I still think there is enough in the performances there regardless of the quality of the films for him to avoid being in the worst category

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22 Jun 2019 16:35:23
No I avoid Carrey unless he happens to be in something I want to see which is rare.

Will Smith has done some alright films. But lately I find he's becoming a caricature.

Cages' films were more down to help s co-stars and good writing not his acting. I find the same with Statham and Wahlberg.

Re Travolta I think its his eyes.

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24 Jun 2019 14:39:15
I may be in the minority here but I like Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump is a good movie, and I like toy story (which is just his voice so maybe that helps) but I'd agree that he does play very similar roles, i.e. Captain Phillips and the one about the plane crash landing in the river (I forget the title) but again I enjoyed both movies.

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25 Jun 2019 17:24:38
Cast Away was a good movie from Tom Hanks.

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16 Jun 2019 19:53:06
I'm Probably late to the party on this one but just watched venom
I thought it was utter garbage. Bad acting and a bad script/ story.

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16 Jun 2019 22:14:57
I watched Venom with a friend, we both thought it was quite fun to watch. However I got really confused. I figured Venom was a villain, but in the movie he came across as a guy who was willing to at least try and be "good".

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16 Jun 2019 22:18:04
You're not alone on that one, a superhero movie that belongs in 1990 even then it may be visually outmatched and isn't anywhere near blade. At least we got see she-venom I guess

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16 Jun 2019 18:03:59
So Disney have plans to make a film of Knights of the Old Republic. Maybe even a trilogy.

I'd have been excited a decade ago. Even hoped there'd be an updated remake of the game.

But now given the mess that Disney have made of the sequel trilogy so far I'm more concerned than excited.

Also apparently there's a petition for Keanu Reeves to play Revan!

{Ed001's Note - wtf? Why Reeves?}

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16 Jun 2019 18:17:01
I've been trying to figure that out myself. Apparently it would be cool to see him in Star Wars. Baffled personally.

I know most of the time Revans wondering around looking confused and vacant because of the amnesia caused by the mind wipe so Reeves could excel at that as its the only facial expression he has.

But as the greatest warrior in the galaxy? I'm assuming they're wanting him based on the matrix?

{Ed001's Note - bizarre.}

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16 Jun 2019 19:56:22
To be honest Rwvan would be incredibly hard to cast. No ones going to be happy. The rest are fairly easy.

Its a shame that Felicity Jones was in Rogue One, she'd be perfect for Bastila.

{Ed001's Note - that doesn't seem to matter in films these days, they will use them again and again.}

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16 Jun 2019 20:23:00
They'd probably cast Keira Knightley anyway.

Keanu and Keira.

You'd end up cheering the dark side on.

{Ed001's Note - I do anyway, they have better characters.}

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16 Jun 2019 21:33:39
Apart from the last couple with Gollum and Darth Emo, yeah.

{Ed001's Note - fair point.}

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16 Jun 2019 22:11:09
I don't know, compared to Rey Finn and Poe, they don't seem so bad to me. I never played the game but I think a movie based on knights of the old republic would be cool I've always prefered the Jedi and Sith and force mythology more then the rebellion/empire/super weapon normal people muggle stuff

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16 Jun 2019 22:17:32
The new star wars movies are like hooking up with an old girlfriend you had in school, except now she's old and saggy.

I have pretty high hopes for The Mandalorian though, as that's strictly about the Mandalorian tribes, more specifically the one which Jango Fett came from.

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16 Jun 2019 22:37:03
It is the greatest rpg ever made. If you can get it running its worth it. Its on Steam for like £7.50. Might need an older machine though.

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14 Jun 2019 21:27:21
Top 10 Martial Arts Films

After Deependra suggested it, and realising I had no articles close to finishing, I thought I would do a quick top 10 of films. I decided to go with martial arts films as they are the ones I have seen most of, large parts of my life have probably been lost watching them. I did want to narrow the field a little, by trying to pick only one film by each star, ie only one starring Jet Li, one by Jackie Chan etc. Though I did allow ones that they starred in but alongside others, such as the series of films Jackie Chan did with Sammo Hung and Yuen Baio, as they were not just Jackie Chan movies.

It was difficult to pick just 10 and I am pretty sure if I picked it again another day I would pick a different 10, other than the top 3 or maybe 4. Even the order of those top 3 might well change on another day, but that is the fun of these kind of lists, when people remind you of the things you missed off!



10. Triple Threat

A new film I only saw recently, so it is fresh in my mind, which might be why I have chosen it, but the cast helps. Tony Jaa, Tiger Chen and Iko Uwais (star of The Raid) as the good guys taking on a crew of baddies which includes Michael Bisping, Scott Adkins and Michael Jai White. It is not going to change the world or make you think, but it was good entertainment with some of the best martial arts actors around up against Scott Adkins and Michaels Bisping and Jai White.



9. Mr Vampire

A Chinese martial arts film that is fun as well as full of action. In fact, in a lot of respects it is as much a comedy film as it is a martial arts one. It is the first film Ricky Lau directed and, sadly, Sammo Hung's only involvement was as a producer. However it is a good film, though when I saw it in Cantonese I was capable of understanding a lot of it without the subtitles, not so sure how good it would be dubbed or relying solely on subtitles like I would have to now, as it has been probably 30 years since I heard any Cantonese! However, like most martial arts comedies, most of the jokes are not from the dialogue, so I would hope it would still be just as enjoyable.



8. Ninja Assassin

The story is awful, the plot is terrible, but, despite the lead being just an old K-Pop star called Rain, the fight scenes (though ludicrously over the top) make this film for me. I grew up with a ninja obsession and anything with ninja in the title I will have a look at (though Ninja Immovable Heart is to be avoided at all costs!), so I am already biased towards it. Add in Sho Kusogi and I am a happy boy (as ninja films always bring out my inner child). Ridiculous film but I love it anyway.



7. Rumble In The Bronx

There had to be a Jackie Chan movie in the list and it could have been one of any number of them really, though I plumped for this one in the end. Not sure why, I mean I love it, but then I love lots of his films, but this is the one that always comes to mind when I think of a typical Jackie Chan solo film. Crazy stunts, slapstick comedy, fun fight scenes and, in the middle of it all, Jackie Chan just manages to make it all work, no matter how silly the piece of scenery he is using to fight with is.



6. Legend Of Fong Sai Yuk

Similarly to Jackie Chan there are a large number of Jet Li films I could have picked, though I was particularly torn between this one and Kiss of the Dragon. It helps that you know Jet Li is actually a fantastic martial artist in real life, rather than just a martial arts actor. That gives him an edge as he can actually act as well. I love the stories of Fong Sai Yuk anyway, but having them brought to life by Jet Li is something that really appeals to me. Unusually for Jet Li there is more humour in this film (and the sequel) than he is associated with.



5. Wheels On Meals

Put Jackie Chan, Yuen Baio and Sammo Hung in a film and I am happy. So many of their films together are great fun, if not masterpieces. The three just work so well together and bounce off each other brilliantly. It is just a shame they no longer make films as a trio. Hollywood has its buddy movies but they do not come close to comparing to the brilliance of these three as a group in my mind.



4. Warrior

Just a good film with an excellent performance by Tom Hardy, with far more substance than the usual martial arts movie. It is a film that you do not need to be a martial arts fan to appreciate, as it actually has a decent story that tugs on the heartstrings, for those that actually have a heart.



3. The Raid

A simply sensational rollercoaster ride of martial arts action from Indonesia starring Iko Uwais and Joe Taslim (who is also in the excellent martial arts TV show Warrior). The story is not great, basically it is Game of Death turned up to 25 out of 10, but it delivers in the action stakes and has some of the best fight scenes ever filmed. The combination of a Welsh director and Indonesian film does not sound appetising but it works.



2. Ong Bak

The film that announced Tony Jaa to the world outside of Thailand and boy did he emerge with a bang! The fight scenes are brilliant, Jaa took the martial arts genre to a whole new level with this film but it is the stunts he does, with no use of camera trickery or wires, that really do take the breath away and make you say 'Wow!' The problem is, when your first film is this good, how do you ever match it, let alone better it? What it did show is that you do not need huge budgets and massive amounts of special effects to make a brilliant film.



1. Enter The Dragon

It could not be anything else at number one really could it? The incomparable Bruce Lee lights up the screen with a charisma no one has ever come close to matching. I used to watch this film so often I knew the dialogue off by heart, but I still will stop to watch it again any time it is on TV. This film is the reason I fell in love with martial arts and it still stands up as a great film. It also had Sammo Hung in, losing a fight to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan in a blink and you'll miss it moment as he got punched by Bruce Lee in one of the fight scenes. And I do mean punched, Bruce Lee felt so guilty that he kept him on set for the entire shoot and ensured he got paid for each day he was there, when he had only been meant to be in one scene. There are some people who still believe that it was getting punched by Bruce Lee that launched his career! One thing that this has made me realise is that I missed out the film based on one of Bruce Lee's martial arts instructors, Ip Man! Donnie Yen's best film and it should be in the top 5 in this list, but I would then want to move around the bottom half, so I am just going to leave it and hang my head in shame for forgetting to put it in.

{Ed001's Note - ok Deep, you asked for it mate!}

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15 Jun 2019 05:59:17
Nice list ed.
Glad the raid made it on, great film.
I'm surprised mortal kombat or street fighter never made the list
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{Ed001's Note - thankfully I had forgotten those films. I know it is hard to believe a list of martial arts films could be complete without JCVD though. He is a legend in his own pint glass after all and very adept at annoying stunt men into kicking his arse in nightclubs.....}

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15 Jun 2019 10:17:47
Thanks ed1, you're just too awesome

{Ed001's Note - I would argue but you are so obviously right it would be wrong to dispute it!}

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15 Jun 2019 17:42:10
I actually really liked mortal kombat when I was a kid.
Bloodsport was one of van dammes best.

{Ed001's Note - Bloodsport may even be the best film he did, though one he did fairly recently is probably better. Where he wakes up and finds out they have taken a body part. Or the one where he is a butcher is not too bad either. I can't remember what either are called.

I did a top 10 on the TV site as I had them in my mind while doing this list, it is amazing how many other TV shows and films come to mind the minute you finish one list!}

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16 Jun 2019 09:33:09
Triple Threat has been in Netflix, and I never had an interest to watch it. Mainly because of Tony Jaa. His recent films are quite bad. One of the worst is XXX Return of Xander Cage. Now it's in your list, I'll definitely give it a try.

{Ed001's Note - I agree he has not lived up to Ong Bak since, but he has been making the mistake of trying to make it in Hollywood on their terms, rather than letting them come to him. Jackie Chan made the same mistake as well and ended up in the Cannonball Run films.

Triple Threat is him leading, rather than him being the bloke to do flash stunts and then get his arse kicked by the good guy in embarrassing fashion ala Fast & Furious. Defo a better film than those.}

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16 Jun 2019 17:51:52
Reading it I thought Rumble would be the Jackie film. Was expecting some Donnie especially Ip Man. Easily done though. Maybe we can have a series. Readers do there own lists, top tens.

{Ed001's Note - I am hoping others will add their own lists Mort1.}

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16 Jun 2019 18:17:55
I get the time I'll put something together. Wouldn't be MA films though.

{Ed001's Note - even better if it is something different.}

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16 Jun 2019 19:52:27
Top ten Keanu Reeves films?

{Ed001's Note - can you find 10 good ones?}

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16 Jun 2019 20:23:54
I'm struggling to think of ten if you discount sequels.

{Ed001's Note - I can only think of two, though I am sure everyone else will add The Matrix on top of that. Personally I thought that film was abysmal.}

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16 Jun 2019 22:21:08
I liked Ong Bak, thought the fight scenes were very well choreographed. Another one I liked was Unleashed with Jet Li, it's the only MA film I've watched that I thought had a genuinely decent story to it. Most of the MA films have mythical or just ridiculous stories, but Unleashed felt more real.

{Ed001's Note - you thought it felt more real? OK, I worry for your idea of reality now!}

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16 Jun 2019 23:08:46
What I mean is it's not something that's totally ridiculous. He's basically a brainwashed slave that eventually wants to be free from his mobster boss. I'm not saying the fighting is realistic or anything like that, because we've got UFC which shows what real fights look like lol. I just mean the idea is more real.

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21 Jun 2019 17:22:39
I would not class the UFC as real, the rules are set up to favour grappling over striking as it was initially set up to showcase how good BJJ was. Street fighting, when your life depends on the outcome, is totally different and much more brutal. In UFC you are fighting to win rounds, so you don't put full force into each punch or kick, you have to have something left for the next round. In real life people are living or dying and so put everything behind every punch and kick.

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08 Jun 2019 00:39:44
Avengers - Endgame

Finally I managed to watch this. The cinema and the screen itself was such a dissappointment. The screen didn't show it fully wide, and so we were watching it with small parts of it (both sides) were cut off.

Overall, it is a good film just like everyone were saying. I really like the tone and mood of it, pretty much like Infinity War; darker and emotional. I think this is one of the main difference between the Russos and Whedon.

I'm not really a fan of Marvel although I do love some of its movies. And so, I'm a bit in a different opinion here after watching the "huge" finale of this Endgame. It's a really good finale for both the Avengers movies as well as for some of the characters. They should stop here and not to make another Avengers. I'm pretty sure they won't stop, with all these talks of Phase 2 and 3 and 4 and so on. Without Iron Man and Cap, the Avengers will never be the same. As for me, it makes it less interesting.

Hollywood are considering lots of "crossovers" between franchises. Maybe they can consider crossing over the MCU with Dragon Ball, so that they can bring back Iron Man.

Again, Endgame should be the end. It can be a really good last final film of the franchise. But, instead they are going to make more. As if like it's a series, only that every "episode" will be aired once a year instead of once a week. Rant over. Good film nonetheless. Two thumbs up.

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01 Jun 2019 20:13:52
So the next Batman has been confirmed and its going to be Robert Pattinson. What do you guys make of it? Batman is my favourite superhero character and the dark knight trilogy my favourite superhero series but I must say I am doubtful whether Robert Pattinson can be a great batman. let's see how he performs.
What do eds and others think of this? Would you have preferred someone else? Also which is your favourite superhero movie/series?

{Ed002's Note - There is only one Batman - Adam West.}

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01 Jun 2019 21:28:54
I didn't know you edited this site too ed2!! Well I meant in movies but ok. Any movie suggestions? Got some free time so thinking of watching a few movies.
Cheers

{Ed002's Note - There was the Batman movie made with Adam West. The only true Batman.}

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01 Jun 2019 21:44:22
Well I only ever liked Christian Bale as Batman but that is more to do with the Nolan series which I think had a really good cast overall. Not seen the Adam West version of Batman movie. I will definitely do so now. Have you watched the dark knight trilogy ed2? If yes do you like it? Also could ask you which is your favourite movie? (Doesn't have to be just 1 can be a few names off the top of your head)

{Ed002's Note - No, all of that new stuff is very far fetched. I like very few films after the late 1960s. My favourite would likely be different tomorrow, but for now Zabriskie Point.}

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01 Jun 2019 22:03:02
I think its another bad casting choice. Affleck was a poor choice previously and Pattinson seems to be another.

Re Adam West used to watch them when younger. Its an alright film.

{Ed001's Note - they never get it right, clearly they are just trying to get the middle aged mum market into Batman now.}

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02 Jun 2019 08:50:24
Yeah me too doubtful. However, Reeves is a great director, IMO. From his last two films, I am kind of confident that this Batman might turn up to be good as well. The Dark Knight trilogy is the benchmark though.

Justice League ruined the Batman, and even other DC characters as well.

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02 Jun 2019 11:19:22
I'm suprised they didn't try and get someone like armie hammer, but Pattinson has done some gokd indie stuff in the past years since twilight. And as far as casting goes there's always a controversy or complaining when anyone is cast in certain roles but quite often they turn out to be latest fine and sometimes great. As far as on screen portrayals of batman for me there have been great movies called with batman name in, but never a great on-screen portrayal do batman/Bruce wayne. The best portrayal was probably in batman begins but I als felt like Ben Affleck did a good job in batman vs superman

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03 Jun 2019 18:30:42
You have to watch Adam West batman, it is a thing of beauty 😂!

I’m willing to give him a chance as Batman, but so far bale is the best Imo, the games to a better job with all the characters though.

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08 Jun 2019 20:14:46
Always thought Keaton was a good batman. Kilmer an Clooney were awful. Bale was alright as batman but not as Bruce if that makes sense. I'll reserve judgement till I see the new one.

{Ed001's Note - Keaton? Really?}

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13 Jun 2019 19:26:24
Fairly recently I watched the Batman movies from 89 to 97, and none of them were any better than Bale in my view. I think Nolan did a great job with the Dark knight trilogy and had a really great cast too.
Now I am going to watch the Adam West batman movie as suggested by the legend himself ed2. Seems it is universally regarded as thra best batman so let's see.

Also ed1 (and ither readers) what is your favourite movie?(off the top of your head will be fine) I plan to spend my holidays watching some movies so let's see.


Cheers

{Ed001's Note - for me it is either Enter The Dragon or Ong Bak.}

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13 Jun 2019 20:42:15
Ed your not going to convince the 9 year old version of me that Keaton wasn't a good batman.

{Ed001's Note - even as a kid it was an abysmal film mate. I have never seen him act well in anything.}

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14 Jun 2019 04:22:53
Keaton was on in Spiderman homecoming ed1, imo

{Ed001's Note - he was dreadful in that I thought.}

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14 Jun 2019 05:12:31
I meant OK ed1.

{Ed001's Note - ah right. I thought he almost ruined it personally. I just don't find him believable, he is still doing Beetlejuice and it was crap back then.}

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14 Jun 2019 18:48:43
Never seen Beetlejuice ed1, but it seems to have good ratings on IMDb and rotten tomatoes.

Also ed1 have you ever considered doing top 10s about movies? Like let's say your top 10 best movies, or top 10 best characters, or even ranking the Batman casting, etccc.

Would be a fun article to read but I do understand there aren't enough hours in a day for you to do all the things you already do with your review, edits, profiles, etc.

Have a great weekend eds

{Ed001's Note - it would be nice to do stuff like that but it is difficult finding the time. I would have to split movies into genres as it would otherwise just be 10 martial arts films as they are my first love. I ended up watching The Raid again last night as it was on just as I was about to switch the TV off and go to sleep. I had forgotten how great a film that is.

I will have a go at trying to do one every so often when I get a few minutes spare, as I can do them off the top of my head, rather than needing to research them, they would not take too long. I know it would mean I would probably forget ones, but at least people can have some fun reminding me of the ones I missed and making me want to tear up the list and start again!}

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15 Jun 2019 10:17:21
Ok thanks ed1. Also just like to say it, I would also prefer it if you would do them off the top off your head. Because when you start thinking about them then it would take days to even remember all the ones that fit the criteria.

Even when someone asks me what is your favourite film, I will always come up with 5_10 different names every time.

Also your lists and articles are always a fun read.

Cheers

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, I will do that then. More fun to write that way as well.}

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21 May 2019 11:10:49
Detective pikachu

Went to see this the other day, the cgi is spotty in places but overall suits the pokemon style really well, if you've ever seen a few detective movies or mystery movies you will probably guess the plot pretty well when watching

However I don't really think that's what this movies about, if you are a pokemon fan i think it's a must see as there something special seeing all the pokemon and the world in general come to life live action.

The dynamic between detective pikachu, the male lead, justice smith playing Tim and the female lead kathryn Newton playing Lucy is really good and fun. It's high energy, fast paced with some real humour and "adult humour" from detective pikachu as to be expected from Ryan reynolds so it's not just a bunch of Farr joked which is nice for the older audience. Lastly there's a good n it of heart to it as well which helps Tue the experience together

Overall just a fun movie probably average for anyone who doesn't know pokemon but very good for the pokemon fans

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17 May 2019 09:26:56
Endgame!

Think it’s time to talk about one of the biggest movies ever, be warned there are spoilers but sure you’ve all seen it by now, right?

I loved this movie and it’s better the second time around.

There are plot holes galore, cough time travel. But I don’t care, this is the culmination of 22 movies, a journey I’ve followed since iron man 2. I joined the part slightly late. And when you are putting so many movies together there will be mishaps, Spider-Man messing up the timeline is testament to that.

But, the characters make this movie professor hulk is brilliant and adds another element to the character, would of been nice to see the transition but they may touch on that in future movies.

Fat Thor has finally meant I have a superhero figure so I appreciate that, I know some complained that it ruined his arc but I think him not going for the head had a huge impact on him.

The others continue their arcs and Ironman shows why this movie universe works, the ending was the only way they could explain him not turning up in future movies and feel it was handled really well.

Cap got the ending he deserved and I also guessed his ending which makes a pleasant change! Yes it messes with the timeline but it still works and I will happily ignore the plot hole.

The battle is insane with some nice touches, like Howard the duck who I managed to miss on both occasions, but letting all the characters have their moment in that was great planning.

My only issue with the film is more characters should of been killed in the battle as the body count is really only black widow and iron man, when Thanos was built up as a super power even without the stones!

How they push forward from here will be interesting but I didn’t think I’d be too bothered, then I saw the trailer for far from home and pretty excited for it so onwards and upwards.

I also think the funeral scene was a clever nod to phase 4, i don’t think the kid was there though as a nod to iron man three, I think we may see more or a potential shield member.

One more thing I was disappointed coulson didn’t show up but I suppose the whole he’s not dead thing may have been too much to get in, although Jarvis from agent carter was a nice touch.

Be interested to hear other people’s thoughts on it.

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17 May 2019 16:45:21
I came back from my 3rd viewing yesterday. It is honestly in my top 5 films of all time. The Russo Brothers and company did such a fantastic job wrapping it up.

There will also be spoilers here for any loco person who hasn't seen this masterpiece yet.

Iron Man's storyline was perfect, I particularly enjoyed his scene with his Father. It was nice for him to get a moment with him and to say goodbye properly. His death was a great way to go out.

Captain America getting back with Peggy was lovely. He finally got his dance with her.

The battle was just imense. A few highlights for me were:

1. Thor getting both Mjolnir and Strombreaker at the start was epic. He meant business.

2. Captain America getting Thor's hammer. Just epic!

3. When Falcon said "On your left" and the gang all showed up. I wanted to jump around the cinema. And when Cap says "Avengers, Asssemble". I could've died.

4. Spiderman and Iron Man's hug. Touching moment. In that moment you could tell Tony felt it was all worth it.

5. Captain Marvel turning up. Done very well. She is a bit of cheat code so they did well to not involve her too much as it would have been too easy!

There were so many more, but I have rambled on enough.

I do agree more could have died. But if you look at who won't be returning (Tony, Cap, Nat, Vision and I doubt we'll see Hawkeye again) it feels enough. It would have They obviously have a big plan for others and it would be too soon to have them die.

I am glad they didn't have Coulson in. I don't watch the shows but I am aware he came back to life. To me, that just seems too far fetched. His death had meaning in the first Avengers film. When does a death feel final?

I also think the potential plot holes could have explanations for each one. I am prepared to take them all on haha! It would have been funny to see Captain America return the Soul stone and see the Red Skull again though.

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17 May 2019 12:07:11
I've seen it a few times now and I thinks it's everything on could of wanted from the finale of the infinity saga, as its been coined now, to be honest I count infinity war and endgame as one film almost, much like the Lord of the rings trilogy has always just felt like 1 long movie but due to practicality has to be split into 3

The time jump was a really good move and I think fat Thor was the perfect choice to show o me way of dealing with the consequences and depression of the failure and loss they had all faced, every character dealt with the grief in a different way and it all felt right to me so that good

This will be too long if I go on point by point so i will only say a couple more things, firstly the shot of cap when he has his half broke shield he tightens it walks forward and stands, then it shows the long show of him stood against an army. It was like a painting "a man out of time against the army out of time"

With regards to the time travel and in particular the cap ending I'm not sure it's a plot hole so much as they just don't show the story of his life so we don't know, and it's not too important for me. But there are two theories for it

1. There has always been an old cap out there living his life, who was always married to Peggy and was the father of her kids ect as we are never actually told or see who the husband that was saved by captain america is. I like the theory but I'm not sure i agree with it as i don't think it's fits the way time travel was laid out

2. This is what I think happened, when the character go back in time the instant they are there an new timeline is created of which they live in for as long as they like, in caps case 70 years or more. He always kept the gps which can navigate him back to his own timeline so when he got old and peggy passed away he probably was able to find a Tony stark or someone that can use that GPS to figure out how to send him back. I think this is so because when cap leaves he also doesn't have his shield as its destroyed but returns with a brand new shield so someone must have made that for him as well, perhaps he went to t,challa as well to get a new shield made.

Either way I never really worry too much with time travel, it's more of a plot device in most things and being a fan of doctor who I've learnt to let go of 'worrying' over the timey wimey stuff that movies do as no one really knows how it works. Then when add the whole infinity stones into the mix and how they help structure reality, space time ect it really becomes just an interesting conversation as oppose to a point that ruins the enjoyment, what matters is how they use time travel and in the movie the used very well to revisit events and give cap the ending that felt right and about perfect. If they use it again in future however and they bring characters back or undo events ect then I may be a little frustrated but again we will have to see how they execute it

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27 May 2019 10:12:54
I think to really appreciate the time travel thing we need to see the next Spiderman to see the implications. Conveniently seems like his whole class were killed and brought back. But now its 5 years later. That's going to have repercussions.

I'm not a fan of time travel as a plot device. Obviously its handled well in back to the future but endgame then has its say on that.

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30 Apr 2019 03:45:01
Rest in peace, Singleton.

Love your Four Brothers and 2 Fast 2 Furious.

{Ed001's Note - I thought I read he was not dead? And those films were not even good, but Boyz N The Hood was excellent.}

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30 Apr 2019 05:57:02
Yeah already confirmed, Ed.

I really enjoyed those two. Especially the 2 Fast 2 Furious.

I haven't watch Boyz N The Hood yet. You guys discussed about this film before. Sound like it is good. But I can't really find it anywhere.

{Ed001's Note - Boyz N The Hood is a classic, you really should see it. Launched his whole career.}

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