What films have you been watching recently?


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FlexibleFeline
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Yep, watched it a couple of nights ago...though not as, er, 'cinematically' as I should have. I'll definitely now see it on the big screen as it ought to be watched.

It's not bad; I'd give it a RFOM-esque "6", personally. Xerxes rocks, though.
#181 at 23:09:46 - 22/03/2007
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Watched Pan's Labyrinth yesterday. This may sound like an exaggeration, but I was blown away by it. It's the only film that made me feel something since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
#182 at 12:38:24 - 04/04/2007
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Mission Impossible 3 on Blu-ray. Though only at 480p apparently.

Still, at least I know now how to get the PS3 to play it at a higher res.
#183 at 12:39:52 - 04/04/2007
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I watched MI3 recently, I thought it was a bit shit to be honest.

:(
#184 at 12:43:59 - 04/04/2007
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Watched The Good Shepherd last night.. very enjoyable though the length and slow pace may not be to everyones taste..
#185 at 12:48:46 - 04/04/2007
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Dr Phibes Rises Again! A corking Vincent Price film in a Hammer Horror styley. I watched the first one, The Abominable Dr Phibes last week. Next stop is Horror Express, with Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee & Telly Savalas. As you can see I'm on a bit of a 70s cheesy horror tip at the moment.
#186 at 13:03:45 - 04/04/2007
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Saw Children of Men last night and thought it was excellent. Nailed the whole dystopian future thing very nicely while managing to be extremely contemporary at the same time. Some heart in mouth moments during the final twenty minutes.

At the weekend we saw the little-known Stay (with Naomi Watts, et al.) Very surreal, brilliantly shot. Like The Machinist, it's one of those films that encourages you to puzzle it out. Some small misdirections and smart clues sown into the visuals make this one of the better films I've seen recently.

Oh, and Borat. Saw it three nights ago and my face is still sore from laughing. The nude fight is a moment of horrific genius...
#187 at 13:09:25 - 04/04/2007
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repairmanjack said:
Oh, and Borat. Saw it three nights ago and my face is still sore from laughing. The nude fight is a moment of horrific genius...


Did you see the outtakes?

What's this?
This is cheese
What's this?
This is cheese
What's this?
This is cheese
etc etc...

Daft Americans ftw!
#188 at 13:14:38 - 04/04/2007
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DocX said:Dr Phibes Rises Again! A corking Vincent Price film in a Hammer Horror styley. I watched the first one, The Abominable Dr Phibes last week. Next stop is Horror Express, with Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee & Telly Savalas. As you can see I'm on a bit of a 70s cheesy horror tip at the moment.


Have you seen?
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Theatre of Blood
The Monster Club

All superb cheese. Let me know what Horror Express is like, I don't remember if I've seen that one.

Another one to look out for is Trilogy of Terror, which is pretty ho-hum right up until the third and final story, which created several years of nightmare material when I was a youngun =) Also, one of the stories was clearly an inspiration for a character in Vampire the Masquerade.
#189 at 13:24:56 - 04/04/2007
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Theatre of Blood is great, it has a Dr Phibes feel to it - gruesome Shakespeare themed deaths. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors is also smart - Roy Castle and voodoo tree monsters iirc. I'll have to watch those again. I'll have a look for those others you mentioned, cheers MD :)
#190 at 14:14:09 - 04/04/2007
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Hopkins: Witchfinder General is another great Vincent Price movie.
#191 at 14:39:30 - 04/04/2007
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Watched 300, The Burbs and Casino Royale at the weekend and The Shooter the other night.
#192 at 16:33:39 - 04/04/2007
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I saw Crank yesteray.

Awesome film. Somebody needs to make a videogame of that.
#193 at 18:43:25 - 04/04/2007
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Really? Me and Harry watched five minutes of it and the incessent wobble cam and jump editing pissed us off after 5 minutes and we watched Blood Rayne instead :D
#194 at 18:53:54 - 04/04/2007
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billdoor said:we watched Blood Rayne instead :D


Which may have been shit, but Kristana Loken did get nekkid.
#195 at 18:57:34 - 04/04/2007
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Are you for real? Crank is one of the best films I've seen in a long long time. It's complete and utter bollocks of the highest calibre.

In a good way I mean. You should go back and watch the whole thing.
#196 at 18:58:50 - 04/04/2007
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Proper frontal nekkid, which is more than she did in T3 :)
#197 at 18:58:58 - 04/04/2007
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billdoor said:Really? Me and Harry watched five minutes of it and the incessent wobble cam and jump editing pissed us off after 5 minutes and we watched Blood Rayne instead :D


I can't think of a more appropriate use of wobble cam and jump editing.
#198 at 22:01:09 - 04/04/2007
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Wobble cam...Kristana Loken nekkid...

/sighs
#199 at 00:20:54 - 05/04/2007
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Had the week off work ill, so have watched Hellraiser's 3-8 (not one of them a patch on the second film), Ghost Rider (shit), Hammerhead Shark Frenzy (Jeffrey Combs is always watchable), A Chinese Torture Chamber Story (O_o), the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick (not bad...at least it didn't go on too long) and School For Scoundrels (made me chuckle, but seemed a bit too similar to Anger Management).
#200 at 01:08:46 - 05/04/2007
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300 - exactly what I was expecting, so I enjoyed it.

Napoleon Dynamite - finally got round to watching this. Excellent.
#201 at 12:21:01 - 05/04/2007
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You should watch the original School For Scoundrels (or How to Win Without Actually Cheating!), Terry Thomas FTW!
#202 at 12:39:47 - 05/04/2007
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HairyArse said:Are you for real? Crank is one of the best films I've seen in a long long time. It's complete and utter bollocks of the highest calibre.

In a good way I mean. You should go back and watch the whole thing.

completely agrees! cracking fun!
#203 at 12:46:13 - 05/04/2007
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watches the rest of Uwe Bols back catalogue out of protest
#204 at 12:58:24 - 05/04/2007
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In 15 minutes the 1952 version of Prisoner of Zenda is showing on Five.

I'm a sucker for swashbucklers, they are such amazing and entertaining films. This version stars Stewart Granger, who I have seen in other great films like Scaramouche. He's an excellent swordsman and very charismatic. The leading lady is Deborah Kerr, who is always a delight to see on the screen.

Miss at your peril.

I've also just seen that James Mason is the villain, brilliant!
#205 at 14:50:39 - 09/04/2007
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HairyArse said:Are you for real? Crank is one of the best films I've seen in a long long time. It's complete and utter bollocks of the highest calibre.
Easily my favourite film of last year, gloriously daft and tons of fun.

I'm sure the directors/script-writers (both of the guys behind it are credited in both roles) played lots and lots of GTA. :-)
#206 at 15:43:31 - 09/04/2007
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Tiger_Walts said:You should watch the original School For Scoundrels (or How to Win Without Actually Cheating!), Terry Thomas FTW!


One of my all-time favourite movies. Recently managed to find it on DVD too.
#207 at 15:51:07 - 09/04/2007
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Watched the extended version of The Da Vinci Code last night. Read the book a couple of summers back, but watched the film as the missus never got around to picking it up.

Very surprised how close to the book it stayed. To it's detriment. The pacing of the book was ok - but the film was a real endurance test.

Didn't help that the acting was chuffing atrocious, not least from Mr Hanks, who appeared to have "followed through" for most the film, judging by the look on his face.
#208 at 16:37:41 - 09/04/2007
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Tiger_Walts said:You should watch the original School For Scoundrels (or How to Win Without Actually Cheating!), Terry Thomas FTW!

Terry Thomas is a fucking God amongst men. Him and Bruce Campbell.
And maybe Alec Guinness back in the Ealing Studio days.
Oh and Peter Sellers. Always Peter Sellers.
Shit, and Jackie Chan... how the hell could I forget Jackie, what with his girl's name and everything!?! :-o
#209 at 17:13:38 - 09/04/2007
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I watched Mel Gibson's remake of the Life of Brian over the weekend. It was no where near as funny as the original. :(
#210 at 13:46:30 - 10/04/2007

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