What films have you been watching recently?


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Harry
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Legion said:I watched Mel Gibson's remake of the Life of Brian over the weekend. It was no where near as funny as the original. :(


Although a few scenes with Pharasees were pretty similar. "Jehova, Jehova"
#211 at 13:47:43 - 10/04/2007
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Finally got to see Pan's Labyrinth at the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. As did the mrs (which was a stroke of luck as I got it for her birthday).

Also watched Miami Vice and The Host.

MV - an hour and a half of mumbling and shiny cars, plus half hour of action. Really boring imo. Looked great in a Michael Mann kinda way though.

The Host - Top film, great monster effects and strange characters. Well worth a watch.
#212 at 14:05:22 - 10/04/2007
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Saw Lethal Weapon, Kingdom of Heaven (Special Edition) and Stealth all on Blu-ray over the weekend.

Stealth was bloody awful, but entertaining, and thankfully didn't go in the direction its very obvious first-half plot hinted at. Which was something in its favour - oh and it is a stunning HD transfer.
#213 at 14:33:29 - 10/04/2007
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Watched Deja Vu with Denzel W in it.

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Just don't. As somwone with a scientific mind there was just too much about it that made me cringe. Especially the "I'm not a scientist! Break it down for me." and i was thinking "He has, it can't get much simpler!"

Sea of Fear.
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#214 at 14:37:07 - 10/04/2007
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About Schmidt. Not bad.
#215 at 14:43:03 - 10/04/2007
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Legion said:I watched Mel Gibson's remake of the Life of Brian over the weekend. It was no where near as funny as the original. :(


What IS the Aramaeic for 'Romans go home!' ?
#216 at 15:07:50 - 10/04/2007
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Legion said:I watched Mel Gibson's remake of the Life of Brian over the weekend. It was no where near as funny as the original. :(


I don't think so
#217 at 15:16:00 - 10/04/2007
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Watched Litle Miss Sunshine last night, delightful movie, although not quite as amazing as some had me believe.
#218 at 15:47:12 - 10/04/2007
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JimJam said:
Legion said:I watched Mel Gibson's remake of the Life of Brian over the weekend. It was no where near as funny as the original. :(


What IS the Aramaeic for 'Romans go home!' ?


Latin is Romani Ite Domum. Apparently.
#219 at 16:19:13 - 10/04/2007
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Saw Eternal Happiness of the err whatever on the telly last night. Good film. That Kirsten Dunst eh? I think I rather fancy her.
#220 at 16:23:30 - 10/04/2007
peej
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Binky said:

The Host - Top film, great monster effects and strange characters. Well worth a watch.


Innit though. And a completely NON Hollywood-style ending which really threw me (and I won't spoilerise here but it just made me think "Fucking hell, that'd NEVER happen in a Hollywood film")

Peej
#221 at 17:25:58 - 10/04/2007
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peej said:
Binky said:

The Host - Top film, great monster effects and strange characters. Well worth a watch.


Innit though. And a completely NON Hollywood-style ending which really threw me (and I won't spoilerise here but it just made me think "Fucking hell, that'd NEVER happen in a Hollywood film")

Peej


I've been waiting for you to post a comment on The Host. I thought you hadn't liked it (after I'd recommended it...)
#222 at 20:53:51 - 10/04/2007
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repairmanjack said:
peej said:
Binky said:

The Host - Top film, great monster effects and strange characters. Well worth a watch.


Innit though. And a completely NON Hollywood-style ending which really threw me (and I won't spoilerise here but it just made me think "Fucking hell, that'd NEVER happen in a Hollywood film")

Peej


I've been waiting for you to post a comment on The Host. I thought you hadn't liked it (after I'd recommended it...)


Nope I loved it, really simple idea, but just wonderfully executed.

Peej
#223 at 21:19:35 - 10/04/2007
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The Mummy Returns

Apart from the really dodgy CGI Scorpion King at the end (they ran out of money and time during post production apparantly), I really enjoyed it, possibly more so than the original.

Certainly helped having an utterly superb Alan Silvestri score. I can't think of a film he has scored that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed. When he takes over the music for a sequel, he seems to end up scoring a film that is better than the original, as he did that with Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life as well.

He hasn't quite topped the score for Back to the Future yet though.
#224 at 23:18:51 - 10/04/2007
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I watched The Three Musketeers again today, amazing what that Jack Bauer got up to before he joined CTU.
#225 at 01:10:41 - 11/04/2007
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Sunshine. Really surprised how similar to Event Horizon it was. Also, there were two Bruce Willis trailers before the film, but neither of them were Die Hard 4.

/confused about the state of things
#226 at 00:18:37 - 12/04/2007
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Pedro Almodóvar's Volver
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Thought it was a bit crap tbh.

although must admit to missing the last half hour due to giving up and going to bed, did I miss anything?
#227 at 11:34:09 - 16/04/2007
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Just watched Pan's Labyrinth finally after not being able to get near the DVD player for ages due to the missus hogging the telly...

Fantastic stuff. Eerily reminiscent of some of the classic 80s fantasy movies like Labyrinth and Dark Crystal, but done so very slickly that once again Hollywood needs to sit up and take notice. It's pretty much a slow burning standard fairy tale but it's just so wonderfully done with some particularly neat (and in some cases quite gruesome) effects.

No spoilers but it also ends superbly.

Next up - The Devil's Backbone which looks equally awesome.

Peej
#228 at 11:45:52 - 16/04/2007
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papa rabbit said:Sunshine. Really surprised how similar to Event Horizon it was. Also, there were two Bruce Willis trailers before the film, but neither of them were Die Hard 4.

/confused about the state of things

I saw Sunshine too this weekend and it also reminded me a lot of Alien and Spanky mentioned that it seemed similar to 2001: A Space Odyssey in a lot of ways too. A good film but I found it exhausting!

Also watched Live Flesh (Almodovar film, not pron for those who haven't heard of it). Good stuff, a few little twists but with the usual Almodovar humour.
#229 at 12:03:50 - 16/04/2007
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peej said:J
Next up - The Devil's Backbone which looks equally awesome.

Peej


It's his best film by a long, long way, and i love all the others.. Bah! Now i have to watch it again too..
#230 at 12:25:38 - 16/04/2007
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evilashchris said:
peej said:J
Next up - The Devil's Backbone which looks equally awesome.

Peej


It's his best film by a long, long way, and i love all the others.. Bah! Now i have to watch it again too..


There was a trailer for it on the Pans Labyrinth disc and I just thought it looked fantastico.

Really am loving some of Del Toro's flicks, they just seem so effortlessly cool.

Peej
#231 at 13:05:46 - 16/04/2007
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I think I watched Devil's Backbone twice in one day. The only other film I've done that with is The Eye.

DB is absolutely mesmerising. It'd be a great watch without the supernatural hook.
#232 at 14:08:56 - 16/04/2007
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Went to see The Lives of Others

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405094/

I'm really fascinated by the whole East German thing, particularly since reading the excellent Stasiland-

Mega long forum borking link alert

and this film deals with a clinical Stasi man's increasing empathy with a theatrical couple he had under surveilance. It took me a while to come to terms witht the idea that after 20 years in the job he could be turned, but it is more his distaste for his superiors that motivates him.

Don't want to spoil it for others so won't say more, but I think its well worth a watch.

On a slightly less higbrow note, saw Blades of Golry last week, actually really enjoyed it. Better than Talledega Nights, not as good as Anchorman.
#233 at 16:06:38 - 16/04/2007
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Casino Royale. Not bad. Kind of runs out of puff near the end, do you think. Pierce Brosnan had a better debut, I think.
#234 at 00:04:10 - 17/04/2007
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Watched shooter last night.

Good film, if a little 'obvious' (you'll see what I mean when you watch it).
#235 at 00:11:33 - 17/04/2007
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Watched Fight Club again last night. Been a good couple of years since I've seen it. I'm still surprised more people didn't see the twist coming, but it was fun spotting all the clues on a second run through.

Brilliant film. I think I underrated it with my first viewing.
#236 at 12:47:35 - 17/04/2007
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Seen two thirds of a couple of films lately (nodded off due to tiredness).

Black Dahlia- enjoyed what I saw of it, will probably watch the rest.

They Live- as awesome as I remember it being o/

Monster House- great animation, definitely see the rest of this one
#237 at 17:58:12 - 17/04/2007
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ASDA were selling The Transporter for 3 quid the other day, so I picked that up. Glad I did - when it was on telly, I got a bit bored after the first car chase and switched over. Definitely worth sticking with, cos it made me laugh more than any other recent film I can think of. Best western kung fu film I've seen - good use of props (not Jackie Chan good though, obviously).

Also, saw Eternal Sunshine of the wotsit wotsit when it was on, for the second time. Although I really wanted to watch it again after the first time, I'm not sure it stood up to a second re-watch. Also, like all of Kaufman's scripts, it did my nut in by the end. Better than Adaptation, about as good as Being John Malkovitch.
#238 at 19:41:02 - 17/04/2007
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Posted in the 'what film have you seen recently' thread as this has been brought up by seeing Pans Labyrinth, which I thought was ok, but then I thought oooh Spanish movies.
Can any of you film buffs point me in the direction for getting a couple of films by Victor Erice?
I saw El Sur (The South) (1983) on tv quite a few years ago and am unable to loacte this for sale, I have emailed an ebay shop in Spain who have this but it does not have subtitles.

The Spirit of the beehive (1973) I haven't seen this but have read great things about it, this is for sale on Amazon but it says language: Spanish and makes no mention of subtitles.

So does anyone know which step to take next?
btw I have posted this everywhere *cough*EG*cough*
#239 at 19:54:10 - 17/04/2007
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repairmanjack said:Watched Fight Club again last night. Been a good couple of years since I've seen it. I'm still surprised more people didn't see the twist coming, but it was fun spotting all the clues on a second run through.

Brilliant film. I think I underrated it with my first viewing.


That rare example of a film that is far better than the novel it was based on.

I am Peej's confused sense of priapismic glee

Peej

#240 at 20:52:36 - 17/04/2007

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