What films have you been watching recently?


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Whizzo
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"Indiana Jones and the Overuse of CGI and Shit Plot" - I don't think I need to say much more on that subject.

Nuking the fridge and the monkey rope swinging stuff is so full of retard I think Spielberg and Lucas should probably stop making movies full stop.
#631 at 11:38:56 - 19/01/2009
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Started badly, tailed off during the middle then took a dive at the end. Nice gore effects but other than that it's really not worth watching
#632 at 11:39:38 - 19/01/2009
peej
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Tiger_Walts said:Porco Rosso

Ultra-cool and romantic from start to finish. Didn't want it to end.


One of my fave ghibli films but never seems to raise much of an eyebrow with "da fans"

As I've said before, Crimson Skies helps a lot for making me love that film. Even the yank dub wasn't too bad (Keaton as Porco = genius)
#633 at 11:55:36 - 19/01/2009
Kay
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Joaquin Phoenix has quit acting, to become... a rapper. o_O
#634 at 11:55:44 - 19/01/2009
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That's bizarre news!

His debut didn't go quite to plan... :-)
#635 at 11:57:35 - 19/01/2009
peej
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Crazy stuff :)
#636 at 12:18:45 - 19/01/2009
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That's funny :)
#637 at 12:40:40 - 19/01/2009
peej
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Just watched the clip. Holy crap, when did he turn into a rotund garden gnome look-alike?
#638 at 12:47:26 - 19/01/2009
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I see he's had a bit of a makeover too.

This all reminds me of that Friends episode, where Monica's nerdy billionaire boyfriend is convinced he can become the ultimate fighting champion.
#639 at 12:47:49 - 19/01/2009
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Bet a tenner he'll go back crawling to his old mate Mel Gibson to get another acting gig before the year's out.
#640 at 12:57:16 - 19/01/2009
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He needs to lose a few teeth if he wants to wear a beard like that.
#641 at 13:12:53 - 19/01/2009
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peej said:Just watched the clip. Holy crap, when did he turn into a rotund garden gnome look-alike?

"turn into"??
#642 at 19:53:53 - 19/01/2009
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The Joaquin Phoenix rap documentary should be entertaining then.
#643 at 23:47:21 - 19/01/2009
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I'm going to watch Baraka as soon as I have a new TV. So hopefully next week.
#644 at 11:39:27 - 20/01/2009
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Watched the Baraka BluRay yesterday on the projector. That's a seriously good transfer of a very decent film
#645 at 12:21:39 - 20/01/2009
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went to the cinema saturday and saw role models, funnyish stuff, more a dvd rental/download, i'd give it 6/10
#646 at 12:27:42 - 20/01/2009
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Frost/Nixon

They kinda rushed through the middle interviews, but fair enough, the film was long enough already.

The Frost dude reminded me too much of Austin Powers so I couldn't take him all too seriously. His chick seemed out of Austin Powers, too.

Nixon himself was amazing. Great imposing presence. I dunno, I liked the dude.

In terms of the tension of the interviews themselves, yeah, it was good, but it all pretty much stemmed from Nixon.

Ten aces up.
#647 at 01:45:54 - 23/01/2009
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In Bruges

Ray: What are they doing over there? They're filming something. They're filming midgets!
Ken: Ray...
[Ray runs off and watches Jimmy being instructed by the director, who Jimmy flicks off as soon as he leaves]
Ken: Ray, come on. Let's go.
Ray: My arse let's go. They're filming midgets.


\o/
#648 at 15:32:19 - 25/01/2009
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Loved In Bruges, kept me grinning for days after.

"You're still a c*nt, though."
"Yeah! I fucking got that!"

Fiennes has never been better than when he and Brendan Frasier are sitting at the cafe.

Watched 3.10 to Yuma the other night. Excellent western, Bale and Crowe both rather awesome in it - and I loved the ending.
#649 at 15:54:28 - 25/01/2009
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I Am Legend. Very cool images of an unoccupied New York and a solid performance by Smith weren't enough to save this utter trash interpretation of the novella.
#650 at 17:29:20 - 25/01/2009
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Also just watched In Bruges. It's pretty good.
#651 at 22:27:33 - 25/01/2009
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Watched the third X-Men movie last night; what a complete waste of a couple of hours. I dread to think how much they paid Famke Janssen to stand around looking troubled...

And not nearly enough Anna Paquin for my liking. ;)
#652 at 09:43:19 - 29/01/2009
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I thought it was pretty pish too. Wasted opportunity to round things off nicely. In fact, that's probably why they're going for a Wolverine reboot next time rather than bothering with all the tedious stuff.
#653 at 11:24:42 - 29/01/2009
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

It was glossy, and cool seeing all the ages of Brad Pitt (clever stuff), but plotwise, nothing freakin' happened.

Ten aces down.
#654 at 11:38:30 - 29/01/2009
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oneiros said:And not nearly enough Anna Paquin for my liking. ;)

true, but the addition of ellen page wasn't horrid :)

my most recent dabble into the world of celluloid (or torrents to be far more accurate) was war inc, and it fucking rocked. it's something of a spiritual sequel to grosse point blank with john cusack as a jaded assassin and it had me laughing quite regularly intermingled with drooling during some of the scenes with hilary duff. mmmm, can't get enough of that wonderful duff.

seems like most reviews of war inc have been that it sucks, but i loved it and so would recommend that people give it a shot and make their own minds up.
#655 at 12:32:27 - 29/01/2009
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I've been meaning to post about Slumdog Millionaire since watching it last week. Yeah, it's a good film, and the cinematography, soundtrack and general plot structure is superb.

But everything else, to me, just seemed like a typical Bollywood movie. It does a good job dealing with a few gritty themes (child slavery, prostitution), but then negates it somewhat with cheesy dialogue and slightly dodgy acting. Not to mention a few unrealistic elements - the language, for example. There's no way the kids could have learnt to speak perfect English (complete with colloquialisms) so quickly, and certainly not proceed to then use it when conversating with each other throughout the rest of the film.

Oscar-worthy? I'm not so sure, but it certainly was stunningly presented, and might get (and probably deserve) it just for that.
#656 at 17:27:09 - 29/01/2009
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I've seen an interview with Danny Boyle where he says that originally the movie was going to have fully English dialogue, all the way from them being kids.
#657 at 18:02:28 - 29/01/2009
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Yes, the original plan was to have it all in English - until one of the casting directors (rightly) suggested that some of it should be in Hindi to add more authenticity. Personally I think more of it should have been in Hindi.
#658 at 13:31:21 - 30/01/2009
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Gran Torino.

Clint Eastwood is the freakin' man.
#659 at 13:52:27 - 30/01/2009
Kay
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NY, you seem to have recently seen an awful lot of films that haven't even been released in the UK yet.

Links please. :)
#660 at 14:39:18 - 30/01/2009

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