A Conversation for Ask h2g2
psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader Posted Aug 1, 2009
I don't particularly like it, either.
Watchmen- I bought the Director's Cut DVD for my better half for his birthday, and it was even better than the theatrical release. I'm a huge fan of the graphic novel and loved the movie- I think Alan Moore ought to give it a chance. The changes weren't all *that* bad.
We saw HP6 at the IMAX the weekend after the theatrical release, and I loved it. I'm a bit disappointed with the way they've neglected to properly develop Snape's character, but I think they did a fine job of getting the book onto film. Especially the feelings involved in moving from childhood to young adulthood. Though the IMAX effects sort of set off my vertigo in a couple of places.
Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic. Posted Aug 1, 2009
I'm renting Watchmen on blue-ray tomorrow.
Was thinking of buying the directors cut - lots of agro about it on amazon though - is it true it's only out in the U.S? or that there's a 5-disc version coming out later?
There are 100s of opinionated reviews I've neither time nor inclination to wade through.
psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader Posted Aug 2, 2009
I hadn't heard about a 5-disc set and wonder what all it might contain. We'd watched the animated "Tales Of the Black Freighter"/ "Under the Hood", and while worth a watch I wouldn't buy unless part of a reasonably priced boxed set.
I don't have it on Blue-Ray as we haven't bought that PS3 yet and region-free Blue-Ray players are around $1200. I just bought my region free DVD player three years ago and can't justify that expense.
I'll see what I can find out re" director's cut availability for the UK and will let you know something, Clive.
Beatrice Posted Aug 3, 2009
Got to see HP6 yesterday. Gosh what a lot of snow, and teenage horrormones!
Snape's character is by far the most intriguing, and I agree that more could have been made of it. Bonham Carter is very good visually as Bellatrix, but is completely at the other end of the scale in terms of a one-dimensional character. I find her annoying, and not in a scary way.
Love Luna, looking forward to her greater role in the next films.
The actors are really struggling to come across as convincing teenagers - Draco in particular looks far too old to be 17.
HonestIago Posted Aug 3, 2009
>>The actors are really struggling to come across as convincing teenagers - Draco in particular looks far too old to be 17.<<
I mentioned that to one of my colleagues - if we had a 17 year old who looked like Draco, I'd probably get the drugs and alcohol team in. For a Year 12/3 to be looking that drawn they've got to have something seriously wrong with them.
Keith Miller yes that Keith Miller Posted Aug 3, 2009
I really liked Watchmen and I went to it keeping in mind it a 65% Tomato Rating with an addendum saying that but for a few laggy moments it might of reach the high 80's or even 90's in the Tomato scale.
Some of you will know the Tomato scale and some won't but when dealing with movies like this I like to take a hint from Rotten Tomatoes and if they bag it then I usually leave well enough alone as 40 or 50% rating can sometimes been they're utter garbage by non-American standards.
I watched it before it arrived here in Oz and then watched it once it did get here and I've watched it again since.
Who gives a rat's ar*e about plonkers who want the book to magically appear on the screen unabridged: A curse on them and their mindset!
I wanna come back as a naked blue man with seemingly endless variations and possibilities on the standard sexual congress
Totally enjoyed it and if it had been any longer that would of been cool too. Great soundtrack as well, My Chemical Romance doing Dylans 'Desolation Row', what a blast, ya gotta love Emo's
Alfster Posted Aug 3, 2009
Probably not exactly the right place to put this but what he heck...
"Cult TV series Tutti Frutti is being released on DVD on Monday, for the first time since it was made in 1987."
Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Posted Aug 4, 2009
urchinvic - the budgies are restless Posted Aug 8, 2009
Saw HP6 tuther day, thought it was the best film of the lot, they pretty much stuck to the book thank god.
Saw G-Force too- brilliant effects the piggies are so life-like. Plot not up to much though. I spent most of the time trying to place the characters voices (can't believe the mole is Nicholas Cage!! would never have guessed it)
Tonight im going to watch Tropic Thunder. Apparently its very funny. But no doubt some would say its complete tosh.
Sho - gainfully employed again Posted Aug 8, 2009
Just watched Get Smart with the Gruesomes and and we all loved it
(JEllen - sorry about Casablanca. I don't know why I keep getting the urge to apologise for not liking it but it's just so... badly acted and a boring story. )
psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader Posted Aug 8, 2009
Sho- I dislike Casablanca, too. Overrated, boring story, badly acted, etc. Gimme "Citizen Kane" any day.
HonestIago Posted Aug 12, 2009
The students risked my wrath again and chose GI Joe.
I actually quite enjoyed it, which is as much a surprise to me as anyone. It was predictable, lazily written and full of cliches but then so are most action films. It was entertaining enough for a lazy Wednesday afternoon and the lads enjoyed it. There were a few plot holes that you could drive a bus through, but I didn't mind.
I have to get myself some students with better taste though.
Sho - gainfully employed again Posted Aug 12, 2009
I've never tried Citizen Kane. I suppose I should.
Tumsup Posted Aug 12, 2009
The Hurt Locker
An American squad of bomb specialists in Iraq. Most are just doing their duty but one man only feels alive when he's taking outrageous risks with his life.
Done in documentary style so you forget it's fiction. The tension at times is so intense that I still have a kink in my neck after two days.
"War is a drug"
Orcus Posted Aug 20, 2009
I watched Inglourious Basterds last night.
Well that was one of the weirdest cinema experiences I've ever had. What an odd, odd film. But then that's not really a surprised given the well touted plot and material.
Wasn't sure about it at the end of the film, very entertaining and funny at times but, well, it was odd. And not really as gruesome as some have made it out to be, I've certainly seen worse.
Afterwards though.... when I thought about it some more...
Tarantino does do some off the wall stuff at times and this is as off the wall as it gets. But it's (nearly) always very entertaining and this is one of his better ones on reflection. Good stuff.
Certainly better than Death Proof which I watched the night before.
A Super Furry Animal Posted Aug 20, 2009
I've just watched Let The Right One In on DVD...
Dullest. Vampire. Ever.
The needle on my interest-o-meter flickered off zero for a few moments in the last 20 minutes. The rest of it makes watching paint dry sound like a lively pursuit.
psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader Posted Aug 21, 2009
Went last night to see RiffTrax skewer "Plan 9 From Outer Space" live (they were broadcasting live from Nashville, and we saw them at a cineplex here in Chicago). It was great, except for some lame singer-songwriter type guy playing a couple of tunes I'm sure he thought were funny, though when he accompanied the RiffTrax guys, at least that was entertaining. Some of the commentary had soda coming out my nose.
Elentari Posted Aug 21, 2009
I saw the Time-Traveller's Wife. Not for everyone, but I enjoyed it. It skips a few bits from the book and slightly changes one or two things, but nothing major and for understandable reasons.
Mistadrong, (Count vonCount.)the last Gog standing Posted Aug 22, 2009
"I've just watched Let The Right One In on DVD..."
Saw the blue ray version going cheap today and was tempted
but thought, another time maybe;
glad that I gave it a miss now.
Watched The Good, the Bad & the Weird and that was fun.
psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader Posted Aug 22, 2009
Oooh, do watch "Let the Right One In". It's absolutely fantastic! I haven't got it on DVD yet (since we saw it more than once at the theater it's further down my list of ones to get) but I'm looking forward to seeing it again. The book is even better, as some major bits were left out, as happens with many film versions.
Watched "Special" on DVD. It was pretty good, but jaysus, is it depressing. 5 out of 10.
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- 4862: Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic. (Aug 1, 2009)
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- 4864: Beatrice (Aug 3, 2009)
- 4865: HonestIago (Aug 3, 2009)
- 4866: Keith Miller yes that Keith Miller (Aug 3, 2009)
- 4867: Alfster (Aug 3, 2009)
- 4868: Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor (Aug 4, 2009)
- 4869: urchinvic - the budgies are restless (Aug 8, 2009)
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