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Manuel Garcia
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deem said:
Manuel Garcia said:
Micro_Explosion said:Only get a chance to watch at weekends, last weekend it was FFIV:Advent Children followed by Steamboy. Both good.

Hotel Rwanda and Amores Perros this weekend.


Both absolutely fantastic films.


I don't remember enjoying A.P anywhere near as much as I thought I would, but then I also remember telling people in the pub how great it was. :/

May have to watch it again.



heh. I've caught myself doing that before and I haven't the faintest idea why. I've actually stopped myself mid-sentence a couple of times when I realise i'm spouting utter bollocks.

@ RevenEleven:

The Black Dahlia is definitely a marmite film. Very slow paced, very old-school and requires a significant leap of faith to get over Scarlett Johansson and Josh Hartnett in their particular roles.

If you get into it you'll love it but I know a lot of people that thought it was absolute trash.
#61 at 23:32:50 - 01/02/2007
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Yeah, A.P isn't that original but did feel like good, mindless entertainment. Anyone that really enjoys it should try Appleseed as well; they both have a similar "feel" to them.
#62 at 23:34:16 - 01/02/2007
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I enjoyed the Black Dahlia which was a pleasant suprise after hearing of some negative reivews..

Just watched Rear Window for the first time.. classic Hitchcock. Grace Kelly was sublime :)
#63 at 23:41:39 - 01/02/2007
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Rear windows is a great movie..

I saw 'Click' today.. good stuff. Not mindblowing in any way, but despite it being so typically american it still entertained me and got the message out.. - Its a more serious than funny movie if you know what I mean..
#64 at 23:45:58 - 01/02/2007
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"Science of Sleep"

Absolutely full to the brim with Michelle Gondry character, but it's also the most pretentious and self-serving piece of cinema I've watched for quite some time.

It's enjoyable if you can suspend judgement until the story and art direction have been absorbed, but the thoughts that kept cropping up in my mind throughout were more of how high Gondry's opinions of himself must be to produce certain scenes*.

*You'll know which scenes I mean when you watch the film

6/10
#65 at 00:14:29 - 02/02/2007
Manuel Garcia
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heh. I forgot how funny the 'medieval knights' scene is in the Cable Guy. Jim Carrey actually making me laugh, I totally forgot he could actually do that.
#66 at 04:10:22 - 02/02/2007
Khanivor
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Watched 21 Grams over the weekend. What a fantastic and powerful film.
#67 at 07:13:51 - 02/02/2007
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It certainly is, with another amazing turn by Benicio Del Toro, though the whole ensemble are good. On that note, I saw Babel recently and it was quite good...not as affecting as 21 Gram, with the exception perhaps of the Tokyo storyline.

Also rewatched Starship Troopers. Minor masterpiece for me.

'Shoot a nuke down a bug hole, you got a lot of dead bugs.'

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#68 at 07:55:40 - 02/02/2007
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Only recent film I've watched is "Y tu Mama tambien" but I'm hoping to go to the cinema next week to see Babel or the new Scorcese one...
Been watching the BLACK Books DVDs which I've never seen, actually pretty decent..
#69 at 08:54:19 - 02/02/2007
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Watched half of Into the Blue (diving thriller with Jessica Alba) the other night. Dumb and boring so far. Going for my first watch of 2001 tonight, wish we luck :)
#70 at 10:21:12 - 02/02/2007
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Saw The Man With Two Brains last night.

Still funny.
#71 at 10:27:01 - 02/02/2007
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Saw "Mission: Impossible 3" yesterday. Unfortunately it's still a Cruise-fest (well, not much can be done about that now; the fact that the DVD had an ad for something called "the complete Cruise DVD collection" certainly didn't help) but definitely more watchable than Woo's disaster of a film.

A few days ago I finally got around to watching Carpenter's "They Live" on DVD. One of his best films, didn't age that much and the most pointless fist fight in the history of cinema is still great. However I was quite surprised by Rowdy Roddy's wooden delivery of the famous "chew bubblegum and kick ass" line. It certainly wasn't like that in my memory though his overall performace was quite positive (considering his wrestling career). The film was even more nostalgic for me as it reminded me of Flashback, a game that was partially based on the concept.
#72 at 10:41:17 - 02/02/2007
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Khanivor said:Watched 21 Grams over the weekend. What a fantastic and powerful film.

Oh that film is murder. It's good, but..
#73 at 14:01:40 - 02/02/2007
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Well I've now watched Feast, and it's blimmin' excellent. Thanks RepairmanJack. I can't really expand on what Jack wrote without spoiling the film but it's certainly worth a watch. One of my favourite film beginnings since Blade and I loved the pop up stat card idea too. Well worth a watch!
#74 at 16:56:23 - 15/02/2007
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I got conned into sitting through "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" again at the weekend, in glorious mumble-o-sound and arsehole-o-vision.

If there's a shittier film that's been made in the last 5 years, I haven't seen it.

The only highpoint was it gave me the excuse to ogle Zooey again.

Peej
#75 at 17:13:41 - 15/02/2007
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Watched Tideland last night, excellent film. I really enjoyed it but it definately creeped me out in places. Oh yes.
#76 at 17:13:47 - 15/02/2007
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delbert said:
Just watched Rear Window for the first time.. classic Hitchcock. Grace Kelly was sublime :)


Speaking of Rear Window I saw a preview last night for a film called Disturbia which seems to be a complete rip off of Rear window but with sexy youngsters involved, oh and it looks rubbish beyond belief. The trailer gave absolutely everything away too.

I thought 21 grams was awful, I seem to be in a definite minority on that one though.
#77 at 17:18:51 - 15/02/2007
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Legion said:Well I've now watched Feast, and it's blimmin' excellent. Thanks RepairmanJack. I can't really expand on what Jack wrote without spoiling the film but it's certainly worth a watch. One of my favourite film beginnings since Blade and I loved the pop up stat card idea too. Well worth a watch!


:) Glad you liked it.

Now star me.
#78 at 17:22:07 - 15/02/2007
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I got Chronicles of Riddick on DVD for £2 in Woolies sale and I have to say that I really enjoyed it.

Special effects were good (except for those big cat creatures in the prison which looked very poor) and the design of the Necromongers (sp?) fleet was most impressive.

You got enough story so you knew what was going on, but the main focus of the film was the action.

For £2 it was a bargain and a film I will definitely watch again soon.
#79 at 17:25:32 - 15/02/2007
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Yeah I think Chronicles of Riddick is great fun, it's all a bit sillly but I enjoyed it rather a lot.
#80 at 17:39:56 - 15/02/2007
Khanivor
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Had a bit of a movie fest the other night/day - insomnia FTW?FTL

Watched Cars. Bit schmaltzy in places but to me that sat well with the theme of the film and I thought it was the most visually spectacular of all Pixar movies.

Then I watched Little Miss Sunshine. Humour of a similar flavour to The Office I though, kinda cringeworthy at times as a result but in a good way. Unlike teh Office, I really enjoyed the whole film and am working my way through the bountious commentary at the moment.

Watched The Departed last. Flipping great film with amazing performances. Been said before, but DeCapprio just gets better with age. All the leads were stellar imo, even Nicholson managing not to be a parody of himself. Wonderful violence as usual too :)
#81 at 17:46:07 - 15/02/2007
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Watched Crank last night. It's absolutely mental!
#82 at 17:47:18 - 15/02/2007
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Firewall - rubbish.
Crash - good, but it's not up to all the hype.
#83 at 17:53:29 - 15/02/2007
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Carrybagma said:
Crash - good, but it's not up to all the hype.


Most patronising film ever made. They could have made it much more entertaining and informative by putting the tellitubbies in the main starring roles. "Awwww you a big racist Tinky Winky"
"But you a racist too Po"

"That hoovers got a funny nose but I'm not a racist yet I've noticed other hoovers have funny noses too"

"Why have you got a television in your tummy, is that because that's what you do in your huts?"

etc
#84 at 17:57:34 - 15/02/2007
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Saw V For Vendetta last night - really enjoyed it, although not sure how true to the comic V was.
#85 at 18:12:37 - 15/02/2007
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Pretty much very close. I actually thought it was better than the comic because the comic rambles off(which is acceptable due to it's stop/start publishing nature).
#86 at 18:44:36 - 15/02/2007
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Yeah, it's a very good reproduction of the comic, I loved both.

Recently I've watched nothing but shit movies it seems :(
#87 at 18:49:52 - 15/02/2007
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Watched Adaptation directed by Spike Jonze recently. Loved it to bits, although it did veer towards wanky self indulgence a little to often sometimes.

Certainly the best performance Cage has turned in for many years.
#88 at 20:23:02 - 15/02/2007
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spanky said:Pretty much very close. I actually thought it was better than the comic because the comic rambles off(which is acceptable due to it's stop/start publishing nature).


I'm fucking quoting this before you change/delete it, I think this is the only time we've ever agreed on ANYTHING :)

Peej
#89 at 22:52:36 - 15/02/2007
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Note to self: Time to watch Koyaanisqatsi again.
#90 at 22:58:24 - 15/02/2007

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