What films have you been watching recently?


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Dougs
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The Prestige. Surprisingly good. Well acted, decent enough plot and good character development. Far from brilliant, but well worth a watch if you're into magicians, illusionists and the like.
#391 at 10:44:49 - 08/09/2007
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And Michael Caine playing Michael Caine :)

We watched Dreamgirls over the weekend as the missus has been pestering me to let her watch it for aaaages. I don't mind either a musical or a film about musicians but this failed to be either, falling half way between a Lloyd Webber musical and a biog-flick. And that overly loud caterwalling woman who won American Idol was just irriating.

My turn to pick next :D

#392 at 11:01:09 - 10/09/2007
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Watched 3 films over the weekend.

This Is England - As good as everyone else has already said.

Cashback - An indie Brit film I'd never heard of which was a bit soppy and one for the GF but quite enjoyable in the end.

Knocked Up - Really enjoyed it but couldn't believe the special effects at the end. I nearly puked.
#393 at 11:46:25 - 10/09/2007
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Hatchet - Brilliant 80's style over the top gorefest, it's really funny too.

Plus you have to read the Dee Snider connection here.

/gets warm, fuzzy glow.
#394 at 12:26:38 - 10/09/2007
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Watched Hide & Seek, starring Robert DeNiro. It started off alright, but turned out to be cack. The 'twist' was lame beyond belief.
#395 at 14:01:01 - 10/09/2007
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I thought the same when I saw it on DVD a couple of years back. It's the same "twist" that Secret Window and the dark half have- did Stephen King write this one too?
#396 at 14:12:22 - 10/09/2007
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According to IMDB, it was written by someone else. I guess Stephen King wouldn't put so many clichés in one film! I mean, how many thrillers involving children have "Mama's gonna buy you a mocking-bird" playing in it somewhere?
#397 at 14:27:25 - 10/09/2007
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Ended up watching The Zombie Diaries tonight, wasn't as good as I'd hoped for. The acting ranges from alright to pretty bad, though the three 'groups' it follows are set up interestingly enough to begin with and there's one or two decently tense bits.

It's not helped at all by the characters' continued insistence on doing monumentally stupid things though, and towards the end it loses the plot completely with a tacked on subplot of zero worth, as if the makers decided it needed more of a point to make. There's always fun to be had from watching zombies roaming the UK and it's fine to watch up to a point, but it could have been a fair bit better.
#398 at 02:03:57 - 12/09/2007
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Saw Shoot 'em Up last night. 8/10.

It's absolutely mental, as you'd expect. I'd say whatever you rated the trailer you'll rate the full film. The film having no more depth than the thirty second clips you've seen. Which is fine, obviously.
#399 at 13:00:41 - 16/09/2007
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Watched 9th Platoon last week. Really good movie. It's basically the Russian version of Full Metal Jacket, set in the Afghanistan war in 1989. Not as good as FMJ, but still well worth picking up if you are into good war movies, it was interesting to see a Russian perspective on this sort of thing.

Watched Serenity last night. Loved Firefly, so was pretty sure I would love this, and I did. Pretty much a must see if you are a fan. Kaylee looks as hot as ever :D
#400 at 23:33:02 - 16/09/2007
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I've been hung over all day today and so for a laugh decided to watch the Dead or Alive movie. And you know what? It wasn't half as bad as people have made out.

If you enjoyed the Mortal Kombat movie 'back in the day' then this is on a par with that. Just don't engage your brain.

Jaime Pressley and Holly Valance are hot hot hot in it too which is a bonus.
#401 at 00:20:36 - 17/09/2007
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Spot on about the two girls who were actually worth having in the movie. The others were terrible.
#402 at 17:23:46 - 17/09/2007
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i recall having a suitable appreciation of sarah carter and natassia malthe (helena and ayane respectively) myself. devon aoki always looks a bit too odd to me though.

i finally got around to watching office space recently. twas good, but not quite the source of all brilliance that i'd got the impression it would be from the way some people talk about it. i dunno, maybe it's just a bit toooo close to the bone, me being a computer programmer, working for a boss i kinda hate and feeling that every day is even worse than the last and all that.
#403 at 17:42:47 - 17/09/2007
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Watched Hostel today. Expected it to be nothing more than a gore fest, and it pretty much delivered on that count. Not a great movie, the early parts with the frat boys were more uncomfortable to watch than all the gory parts just because they were so fucking obnoxious.

The gory parts were alright actually, the set reminded me of Silent Hill, which was pretty cool, and there were one or two surprises which I wasn't expecting.

Overall it was pretty average. If it comes on the TV its worth a watch, but I wouldn't reccomend anyone buying it. And the Italian girl is so fine you might even be able to get a sneaky tug in if you are quick about it.
#404 at 02:25:20 - 18/09/2007
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Knocked up, and i thought it was ace. I must be turning queer or something.. 'scuse me, i think i have something in my eye..

/blubs.
#405 at 02:15:17 - 19/09/2007
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The Transporter.

Great fun, stylish car chases, uber scraps and a hot hot hot oriental babe thrown in. Oh and one of the bad guys from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom too! YAY!

Statham's great. Dunno why I like the Transporter films as they're not my usual cup of tea but this is just balls-out Luc Besson-produced fun fun fun.

Peej
#406 at 16:05:50 - 19/09/2007
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Superman Doomsday.

Abolutely brilliant, watch it now.

It may be a 'toon, but it's the best superman you'll see...

supes even vomits blood after a gut punch. eep!
#407 at 16:10:28 - 19/09/2007
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Stardust. Truly excellent adaptation of the Neil Gaiman story. Everything was spot on, from the effects, to the writing which managed to retain enough of the original book, to the casting: the two leads managed to convey the right amount of charm and innocence, Claire Danes was super hot as Yvaine, and even Michelle Pfeiffer was looking good for her age.

The only downer in the whole film is the seemingly inevitable cameo from Ricky "Stab me, I'm an annoying twat who won't shut up" Gervais. I really don't get why British films feel the need to give a role to every single unfunny, irritating, hate-worthy, "comedic" acting nob end in the frigging country! nngngngngngnhhhhhh!!!! At least you do get the satisfaction of seeing the annoying twat get stabbed in the film (but unfortunately not in real life), and most of the other cameos get so well hidden under make up and CGI that you almost don't spot them (oooh look, it's David Walliams! And Adam Buxton!! And that's Mark Heap!!! And over there is Mark Williams pretending to be a goat!!!! What a surprise!!!!! [stabstabstabstabstab!!!!!!])

But despite the best efforts of the butt-munching casting directors, the film is still very good :-)
#408 at 22:50:20 - 30/10/2007
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For no particular reason other than I started eating my dinner at the same time as someone put it on the TV, I ended up watching The Devil Wears Prada tonight, and enjoyed it more than I expected. 'twas quite humorous.
#409 at 02:01:28 - 31/10/2007
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evilashchris said:Superman Doomsday.

Abolutely brilliant, watch it now.

It may be a 'toon, but it's the best superman you'll see...

supes even vomits blood after a gut punch. eep!


I got this the other day too - top film !

I saw Blades Of Glory last week - not brilliant, but had some very funny bits in it.
#410 at 02:13:21 - 31/10/2007
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I saw Wall-E and thought it went downhill as soon as they got on board that ship and suddenly everything felt a bit preachy and forced.

Really any scene with just Wall-E and Eve in it was good, otherwise not so good.
#411 at 23:04:55 - 14/08/2008
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NewYork said:I saw Wall-E and thought it went downhill as soon as they got on board that ship and suddenly everything felt a bit preachy and forced.

Really any scene with just Wall-E and Eve in it was good, otherwise not so good.


Yup.

And... recently saw 300 and DarK City on Blu Ray. Liked both. Lotss

Still to watch: The Orphanage... and REC should be here in the morning.

Better buy some brown trousers then...
#412 at 23:52:09 - 14/08/2008
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Watched Crank for the first time on Tuesday. We'd tried to watch it once before but gave up after 5 minutes of over exposed shots and music video camera work. Glad we persevered this time, it was ace. What made it ace was the film had its tongue firmly planted in its cheek.
#413 at 10:23:15 - 15/08/2008
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repairmanjack said:Saw Shoot 'em Up last night. 8/10.

It's absolutely mental, as you'd expect. I'd say whatever you rated the trailer you'll rate the full film. The film having no more depth than the thirty second clips you've seen. Which is fine, obviously.


That's this evening's viewing for me !

Also, The Dark Knight.

Took the nipper see Kung Fu Panda. Which was actually quite good, although I can't see the point of having celebrity voices that aren't that memorable. Jack Black - fair enough, you can tell it's him, and he brings a bit of character to proceedings. But I wouldn't know Angelina Jolie's voice if I was blindfold and on her bed, let alone when she's doing the voice of an animated tiger.
#414 at 10:42:11 - 15/08/2008
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Just started watching films again after a pretty long break. In the last couple of weeks I've seen:

Batman Begins - OK but includes some exceptionally rubbish bits

Bridge to Terabithia - Pretty decent children's escapism film

The Mist - very capable thriller/horror with an INCREDIBLE ending :-D

Blood Diamond - OK but very tame and/or preachy

Resident Evil 3 - extremely forgettable but amusing nonetheless

Superbad - with the exception of Seth Grogan's cop
duo, potentially the worst film ever!

Seen loads more but can't remember all of them :-)
#415 at 11:00:47 - 15/08/2008
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Rhythm said:
The Mist - very capable thriller/horror with an INCREDIBLE ending :-D

Agreed, loved that ending.
Superbad - with the exception of Seth Grogan's cop duo, potentially the worst film ever!

And that's coming from someone who liked Without a Paddle! :o
#416 at 14:17:58 - 15/08/2008
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REC has turned up. From the back cover alone, I'm guessing it's going to REC my underwear tonight...
#417 at 14:20:01 - 15/08/2008
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NewYork said:I saw Wall-E and thought it went downhill as soon as they got on board that ship and suddenly everything felt a bit preachy and forced.

Really any scene with just Wall-E and Eve in it was good, otherwise not so good.

I had that the first time I saw it as well. Second time round, it didn't bother me at all and the film seemed to flow better. It's still the best film Pixar have done by far.
#418 at 14:23:04 - 15/08/2008
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repairmanjack said:REC has turned up. From the back cover alone, I'm guessing it's going to REC my underwear tonight...


Yeah, my copy's on order. Want to see it before Quarantine
#419 at 14:29:31 - 15/08/2008
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Retroid said:
Rhythm said:
The Mist - very capable thriller/horror with an INCREDIBLE ending :-D

Agreed, loved that ending.


It was almost a Family Guy ending ;-)
#420 at 14:29:55 - 15/08/2008

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