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What Films have you seen recently?

Post 3641

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

a_a_e: you need to get yourself to London and take a look at my hard drive mate. smiley - whistle


What Films have you seen recently?

Post 3642

anachromaticeye

I'm not sure what you mean. I think I'll just stare blank media at you until you go away.


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Post 3643

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

Caught Casino Royale again last night. Definately better than your average Bond flick. smiley - cool


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Post 3644

Elentari

I watched Pleasantville last night. That's the third or fourth time I've seen it, it's great!


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Post 3645

Ellen

Ah, yes, I like Pleasantville too.

Today I saw "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day". Very upbeat, funny, and cute. Stars the wonderful Frances McDormand and Amy Adams.


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Post 3646

Mol - on the new tablet

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We settled down for a nice family DVD tonight. Sic had heard about it at school and wanted to see it, and Lovefilm popped it straight into the post, and this evening was free, so we thought, great, we'll all sit down and watch a fun Disney fantasy adventure about some kids discovering the way to a magic kingdom.

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Bridge to Terebithia. We *all* cried our eyes out.

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Mol


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Post 3647

Steve K.

"Absolute Power" (1997), Gene Hackman (as US President Allen Richmond), Clint Eastwood (as a master thief). Free TV, but worth every penny. Actually pretty good, with Hackman playing a really nasty US president. (I wonder if W saw this - power seems important to him.) Eastwood mostly just mugs the camera, but I agree with the IMDB comment "Gene Hackman could vilify Ghandi given the right lines." Hackman has a VERY wide range.

Allen Richmond: What do we know, so far?
Gloria Russell: Well, we've checked his license plates. He stole the car from a police impoundment lot.
Allen Richmond: We're not dealing with a fool here, are we? Has he initiated contact?
Gloria Russell: Burton doesn't think he will.
Allen Richmond: I agree. I apologize for my behavior. It won't happen again. Consider it a blip on the screen. As far as I'm concerned that's all he is, too.
Gloria Russell: Well, he could be a little more than that, Allen. He saw.
Allen Richmond: He saw nothing. He saw a drunk woman who liked rough sex too much. He's a burglar. Who's gonna believe him? After all, it's not as if he has any evidence or anything.

[He does - Steve K]


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Post 3648

4me-2me (Please don't 8me)

Just watch Pi.
Didn't enjoy it at all...
There are not even mentionning Pi in this movie, just a number that is suppose to be the name of God and an answer to the market. They are liers, it's 42.


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Post 3649

A Super Furry Animal

I saw The Other Boleyn Girl yesterday.

Not bad for a costume drama chick flick.

RFsmiley - evilgrin


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Post 3650

Sho - gainfully employed again

Oh Mol - we got that on DVD (cheaper by far than us all trekking to the pictures) before Christmas. And by the end of it me and Gruesome #1 were wailing an awful lot.
But what a brilliant film!


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Post 3651

HonestIago

Saw Juno last night and it was really good. Well-written, fantastically acted and just a nice, sweet, feel-good movie.

I've liked Jason Bateman and Micheal Cena since watching them in Arrested Development and it was good to see them doing other stuff.

Plus, I saw it in an old-fashioned cinema which are pretty rare these days and I was getting quite nostalgic.


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Post 3652

Ellen

I saw 10,000 BC. It was pretty weak. Had some entertaining moments, but most of it was just dumb. In several parts I was thinking, "Oh come on, that could never happen."


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Post 3653

Steve K.

"Plan 9 From Outer Space", 1958. I had to watch it after watching "Ed Wood" with Johnny Depp (post 3633).

Named 'Worst Film of All Time' in the book "The Golden Turkey Awards", it is the ultimate "so bad its funny" movie. Horrible continuity (day-night-day in the same chase), obvious intercutting of stock footage that doesn't match the lighting or film grain, cheap cardboard sets, shadows of the actors on the backdrop, etc., etc. As one IMDB reviewer says, if you want to be knowledgeable about movies, "seeing at least one bad sci-fi movie is a must. 'Plan 9' is the Hamlet of that genre." Jack Warner, the famous head of Warner Bros. studio, reportedly said about some movie, "I don't want it good, I want it Tuesday". "Plan 9" was finished Monday at noon.

My wife giggled all the way through it, but I think partly because she had seen "Ed Wood" first. The DVD had some other Ed Wood movies ("Glen or Glenda" e.g.) plus some interesting interviews with Depp, Martin Landau (Oscar for "Ed Wood"), etc.


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Post 3654

DaveBlackeye

Finally got round to seeing Kill Bill (Vol 1). I'm not a fan of Tarantino; I just don't really get the joke. And this didn't alter my opinion one jot. Every character is a sociopath, and loads of spraying blood doesn't make up for a complete lack of of story, plot, whatever. What a crock of s**t.


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Post 3655

Sho - gainfully employed again

I watched the rather strange The Only Good German - a b/w jobbie with Cate Blanchett and George Clooney. I'm still trying to work out who the Good German was.


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Post 3656

Elentari

Watched The Other Boleyn Girl on Saturday. It's ok, but a few things get missed out. For example, one of the girls gets proposed to but it's never explained that her previous husband died.

Eric Bana makes up for the film's shortcomings though. smiley - drool


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Post 3657

Sho - gainfully employed again

oh, Eric Bana smiley - drool

I've just watched Gosford Park. Lovely. But nothing happens!


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Post 3658

Steve K.

Because of a basketball game being rescheduled, a local channel showed "Fargo" as a fill-in last night. In spite of everybody saying how good it is, it is really good. Stellar acting, even by the minor characters like the police chief's husband and the psycho kidnapper/killer. But IMHO it is the Coen Bros. knack for ... believable lunacy? ... that really makes it.


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Post 3659

Mol - on the new tablet

I got Gosford Park out on DVD ages ago and DH lasted about 30 seconds before asking if he could watch something else. So we didn't watch it then. But when we *did* watch it a year or so later ... we both thought it was really good. Although you're right, Sho - not much happens.

We watched Johnny English on Saturday. It was much better than I was expecting. But then, I was expecting it to be totally rubbish.

Mol


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Post 3660

Sho - gainfully employed again

anyone seen Remains of the Day and Gosford Park? I've seen the latter and loved it - but how about the former? Worth a try?

I have Henry V lined up for tomorrow. That should keep the Gruesomes in their room (hopefully tidying it)


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