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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 16:08 
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So, what have you cinemaphiles have seen lately? Here's what i've been doing:

Milk - It was okay, but Penn overacted as usually. He made me laugh all the way through on "i am sam" and here he was very annoying. Josh Brolin and James Franco were very good though. Franco should have been nominated for Oscar imo. 7/10

The Wrestler - Great. It worked really good as a fictional documentary. Rourke was amazing but Marisa Tomei was the weakest list. Just because she was supposed to be a worn out stripper and she looks absolutely stunning. 8/10

Zack and Miri make a porno - Average comedy but with some very funny situations....and Jason Mewes. The last half hour was full of forgetable romantic storyline that shouldn't be here in the first place. 6/10

Sex Drive - Mediocre teen comedy that outstayed its welcome by 1 and half hour. 4/10


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Tell No One.

Utterly brilliant French mystery thriller about a doctor who is attacked and left unconscious while a serial killer murderds his wife. Eight years later, two more bodies are found in the same area, the case is re-opened, and the doctor comes under suspicion. Then he gets an email from someone who knows something only his wife should know.

I don't want to tell any more than that, but it is one of the best films I've seen for years. Well written, brilliantly acted, great, plausible, unpredictable but sensible plot that unravels perfectly, and even the music and editing and mis en scene are great. Best of all, everyone in it is intelligent. People succeed or fail and things happen because of intelligent, reasonable thinking and behaviour, not because everyone else is just a fucking idiot, like in 99.9% of other films.

Couldn't recommend it more, frankly.

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I've just come back from watching Coraline. In 3D.

It was most enjoyable, and a proper child scaring fairytale.

I recommend it.

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Burn After Reading.

Well-established Coen Brothers fare this - espionage and murder committed by otherwise dull suburban (and distinctly middle-aged) characters. George Clooney is as annoying as usual, but the baffled CIA agents are the stars of this one, for me.

7 out of 10 bananas, I'll say. Worth going to see, but it's no 'Lebowski'.


Eagle Eye. Watched this on the Xbox on Saturday. It's basically Hal from 2001 goes menkle and tries to take over the world. Pretty good action bits although there's a massively stupid plot device half way through which makes no sense and spoiled it a bit.
Also, somewhat preachy at the end.

5 out of 10 bananas then.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 17:47 
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I liked burn after reading, pretty much every character is great in some way, but theres something very sloppy about the film as a whole.


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kalmar wrote:
Burn After Reading.

Well-established Coen Brothers fare this - espionage and murder committed by otherwise dull suburban (and distinctly middle-aged) characters. George Clooney is as annoying as usual, but the baffled CIA agents are the stars of this one, for me.

3 out of 5 bananas, I'll say. It's no 'Lebowski' anyway.


I thought it was fucking ace. Pitt and Clooney were top drawer.

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Oops, I amended the score slightly - I was using an incorrect scale.

Pitt was good, granted.


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 Post subject: Re: The Movie topic
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MaliA wrote:
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Burn After Reading.

Well-established Coen Brothers fare this - espionage and murder committed by otherwise dull suburban (and distinctly middle-aged) characters. George Clooney is as annoying as usual, but the baffled CIA agents are the stars of this one, for me.

3 out of 5 bananas, I'll say. It's no 'Lebowski' anyway.


I thought it was fucking ace. Pitt and Clooney were top drawer.


i loved Burn After Reading. Its Coen brothers doing what they do best with excellent actors. The movie was also quite short, but there was never a dull moment. Brad Pitt and JK Simmons were incredibly funny. Also don't know what's so annoying about Clooney. He was ok.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 19:23 
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I found La Cabina on youtube a couple of weeks ago. A short spanish film about a man trapped in a phone box. I haven't seen it since I was three, when it properly shit me up. Possibly scarred me for life, in fact.

The reason I never found it was because I thought it was called Man in the Glass Booth, which is something else entirely. I didn't even know it was Spanish.

Watching it again is very odd, nothing like my memories of it. It's all.. Spanish. Almost a comedy at the start.

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MaliA wrote:
kalmar wrote:
Burn After Reading.

Well-established Coen Brothers fare this - espionage and murder committed by otherwise dull suburban (and distinctly middle-aged) characters. George Clooney is as annoying as usual, but the baffled CIA agents are the stars of this one, for me.

3 out of 5 bananas, I'll say. It's no 'Lebowski' anyway.


I thought it was fucking ace. Pitt and Clooney were top drawer.


Fourthed. Burn After Reading was awesome. The awkward, creepy smile Pitt gives in the closet is exactly the reaction you'd give in that situation, and also the worst thing you could possibly do.

My fiance keeps making me watch terrible straight-to-DVD horror films which are all so forgettable I can't remember what any of them are called. Except Zombie Strippers, which was also crap.


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Frequently Asked Questions about Time Travel was quite entertaining. Don't expect some clever levels of time travel stuff as per Lave/DavPaz, but it had Chris O'Dowd and Dean Lennox Kelly in it and raised a few good laughs. The woman in it was quite hot, too.


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I rewatched "The Battle of Britain" yesterday, and it was awesome. Did some high ranking Nazis really wear baby blue Jackets?

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Zardoz wrote:
I rewatched "The Battle of Britain" yesterday, and it was awesome. Did some high ranking Nazis really wear baby blue Jackets?

We rock :metul:


I enjoy that film far too much for my own good. But I'm a bit of a sucker for older WW2 films.

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grumpysmurf wrote:
MaliA wrote:
kalmar wrote:
Burn After Reading.

Well-established Coen Brothers fare this - espionage and murder committed by otherwise dull suburban (and distinctly middle-aged) characters. George Clooney is as annoying as usual, but the baffled CIA agents are the stars of this one, for me.

3 out of 5 bananas, I'll say. It's no 'Lebowski' anyway.


I thought it was fucking ace. Pitt and Clooney were top drawer.


Fourthed. Burn After Reading was awesome. The awkward, creepy smile Pitt gives in the closet is exactly the reaction you'd give in that situation, and also the worst thing you could possibly do.

My fiance keeps making me watch terrible straight-to-DVD horror films which are all so forgettable I can't remember what any of them are called. Except Zombie Strippers, which was also crap.


Zombie Strippers had some funny parts. Like when the mexican died and when Jenna Jameson throws snooker balls from her genitals


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We saw Iron Man on DVD last night. I was most impressed.

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I watched Le Pacte Des Loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) last night. Undoubtedly the best film Mark Dacascos has been in. He puts in a decent performance but to be fair he doesn't have to do an awful lot. It felt odd hearing him speak French though. The film was stunning though. It would really suit an HD release as there's huge detail in the cinematography, costume design and set design. It's really excellent stuff.

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Bought myself the mad max trilogy last week. Not watched them yet because the PC's monitor can not be seen from my chilling position any more and I don't have a TV type dvd player. Still, once the xbox is modded I can watch them then :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Movie topic
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 13:57 
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I have 3 films to watch. Which should I watch first (having not seen any of them yet)

The Fly
Escape from New York
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 Post subject: Re: The Movie topic
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Escape from NY.

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Nirejhenge wrote:
I watched Le Pacte Des Loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) last night. Undoubtedly the best film Mark Dacascos has been in. He puts in a decent performance but to be fair he doesn't have to do an awful lot. It felt odd hearing him speak French though. The film was stunning though. It would really suit an HD release as there's huge detail in the cinematography, costume design and set design. It's really excellent stuff.


It all went a bit balls up at the end though, didn't it? Also, how come it's only in European films that middle-aged portly guys get to shag multiple hot women in the same movie? (Apart from pornos and Bond films I mean). See also, that Gerard Depardieu film where the insanely hot stripper loves him. Or any Gerard Depardieu film, for that matter.


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Oh, any order will do. How the hell have you managed to not watch the first 2?

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The Fly (you mean the Geoff Goldblum 80s version, yeah?)

Escape From NY has definitely aged less gracefully. I haven't seen City of Lost Children either (it got name-checked in an issue of Amiga Power once. Something about a fat man getting plugged into another fat man so he can see himself getting murdered. Or something.)


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Yeah, the 80's version of The Fly.


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grumpysmurf wrote:
Nirejhenge wrote:
I watched Le Pacte Des Loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) last night. Undoubtedly the best film Mark Dacascos has been in. He puts in a decent performance but to be fair he doesn't have to do an awful lot. It felt odd hearing him speak French though. The film was stunning though. It would really suit an HD release as there's huge detail in the cinematography, costume design and set design. It's really excellent stuff.


It all went a bit balls up at the end though, didn't it? Also, how come it's only in European films that middle-aged portly guys get to shag multiple hot women in the same movie? (Apart from pornos and Bond films I mean). See also, that Gerard Depardieu film where the insanely hot stripper loves him. Or any Gerard Depardieu film, for that matter.


I must admit it did lose it a bit toward the very end. Like last 15-20 minutes. But it didn't detract enough from the overall experience to be that much of a problem.

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Is X-Men Wolverines any good? Got to see something tomorrow, orange wednesday.


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kalmar wrote:
Is X-Men Wolverines any good? Got to see something tomorrow, orange wednesday.


Apparently it's pretty shoddy. Why not try Coraline? That's supposed to be very good, based on a Neil Gaiman story, comes in a 3D variety and is done by the bloke who did Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Wolverine's not exactly what I'd call shoddy, it's just a little underwhelming. Needed a better script.

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Why not try Coraline?


It's not on at my Hicksville cinema :(


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Been seeing Band of Brothers also. I'm enjoying it, but my gf has a tendency to fall asleep while watching it


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