What films have you been watching recently?


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Micro_Explosion
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It's far from terrible, it's just about as average as it can be (with obvious massive chunks hacked out by the studio - what happened to poseidon?) and I still can't figure out why Hollywood has a hard-on for Worthington.

I can understand why it has for Aterton.
#1081 at 21:57:06 - 04/05/2010
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The Mummy was on ITV1 earlier, so I watched it once again. It's seriously one of my all-times faves, which might make me sound a little shallow but fuck it. It's just good old-fashioned entertainment.

Oh yeah, I also watched Iron Man 2 earlier this week. It was enjoyable enough, I think I preferred it to the first film thanks to the presence of Mickey Rourke.
#1082 at 02:12:54 - 09/05/2010
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I watched The Mummy too. I own a copy somewhere but it's the first time I've seen it in HD. Decent little adventure flick

Went to see Avatar 3D tonight at my local IMAX. Bloody terrible! First time I've seen a feature film at the IMAX and it simply doesn't work unless you can get dead centre. The screen's just too large, meaning you get all kinds of perspective distortion, and 3d just exacerbates it.

Genuine IMAX stuff is filmed in such a way to counter this (to the point where it looks odd when watching it on a smaller screen) - I reckon anybody coming away from IMAX showings of Avatar claiming it looks good are suffering from some Emperor's New Clothes syndrome
#1083 at 02:28:07 - 09/05/2010
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I watched Iron Men last night. Not usually into superhero movie (or comics) but this one was quite entertaining.
#1084 at 14:33:13 - 09/05/2010
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Kay said:The Mummy was on ITV1 earlier, so I watched it once again. It's seriously one of my all-times faves, which might make me sound a little shallow but fuck it. It's just good old-fashioned entertainment.

Oh yeah, I also watched Iron Man 2 earlier this week. It was enjoyable enough, I think I preferred it to the first film thanks to the presence of Mickey Rourke.


Have to admit, this is a bit of a guilty fave at Maybe Towers too - so the missus and I sat through it (her so she could ogle Brendan Fraser, me so I could marvel at how egyptian librarians managed to keep their wayward cleavage in check). The CGI looks alright still, just about.

The sequel's also good for a laugh but the third one is a no-no.
#1085 at 09:46:23 - 10/05/2010
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Sin City

I liked the art direction and it was entertaining, but not all that great overall.

I was not prepared to see Frodo. :)
#1086 at 17:25:39 - 16/05/2010
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With all focus being laid on RDR this week, I've decided to finally getting round to watching a Western. Along with WWII films it's a genre I've never investigated. The closest thing to a cowboy film I've seen is Back to the Future 3.

So I've grabbed myself a copy of the "Dollars" trilogy. I've been advised this is the best to go for and I'll be trying Fistful tonight (although thanks to the aforementioned BttFp3 I know how it ends).

I'll report back in a couple of hours ;-)
#1087 at 21:30:58 - 16/05/2010
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My wife taped The Phantom Menace off the tele for me. Not hating it so far, I think all my Star Wars fandom was beaten out of me the first time I watched episodes 1-3.

Edit: Far from great but better than I remembered. Some horrendous acting in there.
#1088 at 03:39:01 - 17/05/2010
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I love the Mummy. It's up there on my rewatchable over and over again list (with the likes of The Long Kiss Goodnight, Sleepy Hollow and Star Wars). Evie is my idea of the perfect woman :)
#1089 at 12:56:31 - 17/05/2010
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Watched the new Sherlock Holmes last night. 2nd one should be really good, this was better than average.

Kept on spotting people and saying "ooooh, thats him from the bill" etc all the way through, which spoilt the suspension of disbelief a bit.
#1090 at 15:54:28 - 17/05/2010
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Rhythm said:With all focus being laid on RDR this week, I've decided to finally getting round to watching a Western. Along with WWII films it's a genre I've never investigated. The closest thing to a cowboy film I've seen is Back to the Future 3.

So I've grabbed myself a copy of the "Dollars" trilogy. I've been advised this is the best to go for and I'll be trying Fistful tonight (although thanks to the aforementioned BttFp3 I know how it ends).

I'll report back in a couple of hours ;-)


Everyone seems to favour the 'Dollars' trilogy and they are bloody good but I reckon Deliverance ticks all the right RDR boxes.

Hang 'em High is also a great western.

Far as WWII films go, it's either The Battle of the Bulge or Where Eagles Dare for me.
#1091 at 16:07:40 - 17/05/2010
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Been a very long time since I've seen it but "High Plains Drifter" is one of my favourite westerns, a bloody dark film though apparently John Wayne complained to Eastwood about it! :-)

As for war films, well for D-Day there's "The Longest Day", probably the greatest collection of actors doing a damn fine job of retelling what happened from both sides.
#1092 at 16:15:35 - 17/05/2010
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WWII wise I know it's basically a stoner's view of the conflict but Kelly's Heroes is also brilliant.
#1093 at 16:24:07 - 17/05/2010
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Deliverance is an awesome film, from the period where DeNiro made a string of awesome films. I used to have duelling banjos as a ring tone ;)
#1094 at 16:31:58 - 17/05/2010
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Went to watch Four Lions Saturday, Its Fantastic, really enjoyed it!
#1095 at 17:03:16 - 17/05/2010
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Fat_Pigeon said:Went to watch Four Lions Saturday, Its Fantastic, really enjoyed it!


Want to go see that this week at some point, does look very funny. Once you get over the subject matter that is.
#1096 at 17:19:42 - 17/05/2010
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billdoor said:Deliverance is an awesome film, from the period where DeNiro made a string of awesome films. I used to have duelling banjos as a ring tone ;)


What on earth was I on when I typed that. I meant Unforgiven.

I have watched Deliverance this weekend though but no, not the film you want to watch unless you want a lesson in how to make piggies squeak.
#1097 at 17:24:33 - 17/05/2010
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peej said:
Everyone seems to favour the 'Dollars' trilogy and they are bloody good but I reckon Unforgiven ticks all the right RDR boxes.

Hang 'em High is also a great western.


Unforgiven is great, it only suffers from feeling a bit too much like an homage rather than its own thing. It's a minor criticism.

Hang 'em High is definitely brilliant - Clint's never made a bad western that I know of.
#1098 at 20:40:04 - 17/05/2010
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Rhythm said:With all focus being laid on RDR this week, I've decided to finally getting round to watching a Western...

So I've grabbed myself a copy of the "Dollars" trilogy.


Good choice there Rhythm, though you are firmly in Spaghetti Western territory with those films.

I absolutely love Westerns and could probably recommend about a 100 for you to watch ;-)

Here a select few -

The Searchers
3:10 to Yuma (the original with Glen Ford & Van Heflin)
The Magnificent Seven
The Gunfighter
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Rio Bravo
Once Upon a Time in the West
Winchester '73
The Wild Bunch
High Plains Drifter
The Big Country
Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande (usually referred to as the John Ford cavalry trilogy)
High Noon
No Name on the Bullet
Broken Lance

and that is just after a quick glance at my dvd collection!
#1099 at 21:43:21 - 17/05/2010
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Heh, cheers Sil :-D

I'll see how I get on with Dollars first. This whole exercise has partly been inspired by RDR and also by a challenge that me and the missus have set ourselves to complete the watching of the "best 100 films" on IMDB. Good, Bad, Ugly is at number 4
#1100 at 21:52:28 - 17/05/2010
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Rhythm said:...to complete the watching of the "best 100 films" on IMDB.


There is no way I could do that. Too many films on the list that I have no interest in watching ;-)

Next film off the list you should watch is Lawrence of Arabia. Absolute class film and should be number one on that list. I can't wait for it to be released on Blu-Ray and I hope Sony don't mess up the transfer.
#1101 at 22:26:04 - 17/05/2010
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Horton hears a Who

It was funny. Recommended. Although you probably watched it years ago. :)
#1102 at 16:44:45 - 26/05/2010
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Law Abiding Citizen - completely daft, but enjoyable nonetheless...
#1103 at 11:48:26 - 27/05/2010
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High Plains Drifter is on tonight. Just in case you fancy getting your cowboy itch scratched by something other than Red Dead Redemption.
#1104 at 12:11:37 - 27/05/2010
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The Searchers
John Wayne and the dude who was captain pike in the original series of star trek go in search of their niece/sister after some commanches steal her. Despite a couple of scenes of really dreadful acting (more because of the style at the tie than anything else) it's pretty good. It is probably about half an hour longer than it should be.

Up in the Air
George Clooney flies a lot, his job is to fire people. He loves flying and using expenses, he doesn't like 'baggage'.

It's a bit dull really and whatever message it's trying to put across (and it obviously is trying - something about isolation and going for your dreams) is a confused mess. Clooney is good, none of the rest of the cast stand out and it loses some steam in the final third.

It's alright but not high on my list of films worth rewatching.
#1105 at 13:16:08 - 31/05/2010
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Book of Eli,

Really quite enjoyed it, it looked like Fallout and had a lovely soundtrack.
#1106 at 13:42:43 - 31/05/2010
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billdoor said:Watched the new Sherlock Holmes last night. 2nd one should be really good, this was better than average.

Kept on spotting people and saying "ooooh, thats him from the bill" etc all the way through, which spoilt the suspension of disbelief a bit.
I watched this the other night. Really enjoyed it.

Men Who Stare At Goats...falls into that category of black comedy that doesn't really have any laughs in it.

Prince Of Persia - hmmmm, adequate. I've not played a PoP game since Sands Of Time, but apart from the wall walking and general parkour that I remember from PoP, on the face of it this stole a few visual set pieces from Assassins Creed.
#1107 at 20:24:34 - 01/06/2010
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Yep, Men Who Stare at Goats... really thought I'd love that one, bit quirky and with a great cast. Thought it was... alright, I suppose. :/
#1108 at 20:42:34 - 01/06/2010
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repairmanjack said:Yep, Men Who Stare at Goats... really thought I'd love that one, bit quirky and with a great cast. Thought it was... alright, I suppose. :/


Yeah - nowhere near as good as it should have been.
#1109 at 22:26:25 - 01/06/2010
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#1110 at 15:45:47 - 03/06/2010

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