Knives Out (Rian Johnson)

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  1. Jark

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    This sounds amazing. Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi, Looper) directs an A-list ensemble cast in an "Agatha Christie-style murder mystery" with Daniel Craig in the lead role of the detective.

    also starring:

    Teen Choice Awards winner Chris Evans
    Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon
    Golden Globe winner Jamie Lee Curtis :disco:
    Academy Award nominee Toni Collette :disco:
    Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer
    Attractive weirdo Lakeith Stanfield

    and some others. Out late 2019 and surely bound to be in the Oscars mix unless it turns out to be shit.
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    This looks fun
     
  3. Jark

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    This is out this weekend, looking at taking 30-35m in the US (which is pretty huge) and has 82 on Metacritic. I may go see it, although Daniel's Southern accent seems like it could be quite a lot to stomach.
     
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    Yep, Daniel was the weak link in it for me. The accent was just too jarring. Otherwise I liked it, but didn't love it. Ana de Armas was excellent in it. For an ensemble film though, I could have done with more actual ensemble scenes. I don't think the plot fully holds up and it's much more straightforward than I thought, but it was good fun overall! (The house is the real star!)
     
  5. jivafox

    jivafox chalamet & chill

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    Yes the house is stunning.

    It wasn’t what I expected and the middle section really sagged. The very tiny ensemble scenes we actually got were crackling with potential but it never really hit its mark.
     
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    LOVED this.

    I agree that the full cast was underused and the middle was quite saggy, but the payoff at the end made it so worthwhile. :D
     
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  7. Ellie

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    I was a bit bored in the first hour as it just didn’t pace itself well - a common issue with all of Rian Johnson’s films - Brick was the worst for that.

    Chris Evans was a standout but the payoff was simply OK. I thought most of the cast were wasted and they all seemed to think they were in a different film to everyone else.

    5/10
     
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  8. Phoenix

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    This was cute, would have been better if they didn’t waste all the best one liners in the trailer. Everyone in the cast was great but Chris Evans was the weakest link for me, he’s just not a convincing actor.
     
  9. Peekaboo

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    I was thoroughly entertained and thought the cast was great even though this is an obvious international star-making turn for Ana :disco: Yes it's all a bit silly but then IT ALWAYS IS in these films.

    I am a little bit in love with LaKeith Stanfield, he was cute in Sorry to bother you and he's now graduated to HOT COP in this one, even if most of his stuff came within the first 30 minutes of the film.
     
  10. Jacques

    Jacques doing it for my lover

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    I loved it, potentially my film of the year! Thought it was gripping from start to end and loved the many twists
     
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    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    This was a blast from start to finish.

    Jamie Lee Curtis was living, a shame she wasn’t given more to do really.
     
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    vespertine In the name of love

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    I LOVED it, but it could have used the classic 'whodunit' suspense plot, rather than the 'is she going to get away with this?' thing we got.

    It's still one of my favourite movies this year. Jamie Lee and Christopher Plummer. :disco:
     
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    vespertine In the name of love

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    And Toni Collette takes on her bravest role to date in the form of Gwyneth Paltrow.
     
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    I was mildly entertained. the BIG TWIST :rolleyes: felt really limp, unfortunately. I loved every shot of Jamie Lee with a cigarette and that suit, and Toni Collette serenading her to Roxy Music was fantastic :D
     
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  15. Mats

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    why the hell couldn't Daniel Craig just speak British instead of Texan?
     
  16. VoR

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    His accent was HILARIOUS, and surely deliberately shit?
     
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    has to be! I noticed at one point he just didn't bother

    I guess it fit with the dramatic murder mystery feel
     
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    I think he was channeling the silly accent convention of Hercules Poirot, but yeah it fell very flat for me too. At points he wasn't even trying, he was just putting a silly voice on.
     
  19. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    Just got back from seeing this, completely loved it. I'm normally the first one to feel long films like this dragging, but I didn't really notice it at all.
     
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  20. Sheena

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    Liked this a lot and, yes, Craig’s accent was rotten, but he was having so much fun hamming it up it didn’t really matter.
     
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    It wasn't until the second viewing that I really appreciated all of the jibes at priveleged, right-wing, anti-immigrant arseholes. So many of these gems scattered throughout the film. Love it!
     
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    I mean this was perfectly pleasant in a BBC One 9pm seasonal drama kind of way, but not QUITE SURE why it’s an awards season-major player.

    i really enjoyed it (despite the reveal being a somewhat obvious choice, plus most of the cast being desperately underused/pointless) but I’m highly unlikely to remember much about it (Daniel Craig accent aside) in a few DAYS never mind years.

    I mean sure go see it, but it’s barely even a cinema film - more a noodling on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon sort of thing.
     
  23. ameraal

    ameraal huzzah!

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    i quite enjoyed this, though it started losing steam towards the end and i absolutely hated daniel craig in it.
    it was a bit of a fun and most of the cast was great (well colette and plummer anyway).
     
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    vespertine In the name of love

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    Interesting, I absolutely loved Daniel Craig in this - actually it's probably my favourite movie that he's been in...
     
  26. VoR

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    Same, he normally comes off so humourless. I loved seeing him playing against type as such a hammy character.
     
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  27. Jark

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    Daniel Craig is not humourless at all
     

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