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Unread postby grim_tales » 22 Mar 2008, 22:23

Huh?

Timecop 2: 2/5

Very cheesy, but fun :D :oops:

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Unread postby gasteropod » 23 Mar 2008, 03:23

Y tu mamá también: 4/5

Really enjoyed this, drugs and sex, good stuff.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 23 Mar 2008, 20:13

Jack Dee: Live Again DVD: 4.5/5

Very funny :D Really enjoy this gig :)

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Unread postby grim_tales » 24 Mar 2008, 14:33

Videodrome: 4/5

Disturbing, wierd and hard to watch at times but still a very good film.
I found the ending wierd/ambiguous: [spoiler]Did Max really kill himself in order to destroy Videodrome? Maybe that was part of their plan (to get them to kill himself) after all - Niki telling him what to do with the tapes meant she had died on Videodrome for real[/spoiler]

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Unread postby EvaUnit02 » 24 Mar 2008, 16:29

grim_tales wrote:Videodrome: 4/5

Disturbing, wierd and hard to watch at times but still a very good film.
I found the ending wierd/ambiguous: [spoiler]Did Max really kill himself in order to destroy Videodrome? Maybe that was part of their plan (to get them to kill himself) after all - Niki telling him what to do with the tapes meant she had died on Videodrome for real[/spoiler]
Grim, flip a coin. Which ever side it lands on is the right answer.

I still wish that I had a [spoiler]gun that shot cancer, though not fused to my arm and the chest fanny obviously. Did you get the literal HAND grenade gag?[/spoiler]
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Unread postby grim_tales » 24 Mar 2008, 16:31

You mean you can believe what you want?

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Unread postby EvaUnit02 » 24 Mar 2008, 16:34

grim_tales wrote:You mean you can believe what you want?
Probably. I could listen to that specific part of the director commentary and give you summary if you really want me to.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 24 Mar 2008, 16:37

It's OK Eva, you don't have to :) I'm guessing thats what you meant.
I'll order the Crit. one day.

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Unread postby EvaUnit02 » 24 Mar 2008, 16:43

grim_tales wrote:I'll order the Crit. one day.
No, order it tomorrow.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 24 Mar 2008, 16:49

:D

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Unread postby Markgway » 24 Mar 2008, 20:26

Cellular 3.5/5

Entertaining thriller, kept me hooked for 90 mins.
Bradavon: As probably the only guy on this forum who has snogged another man (3 times in fact), it didn't do a lot for me but I didn't hate it either. Who doesn't like a snog?

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Unread postby saltysam » 24 Mar 2008, 21:20

Quite liked Cellular,pretty underrated thriller that sort of dipped under the radar.

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Unread postby bradavon » 25 Mar 2008, 01:32

Trainspotting - 8 out of 10

It's been years since I've seen this and it's on my "need to re-watch" pile.

It's flipping excellent. Great 90s music throughout, some really clever and cool camera work and Ewan McGregor as per usual brilliant.

gasteropod wrote:Y tu mamá también: 4/5

Really enjoyed this, drugs and sex, good stuff.

So you liked all the penis's then? :D

Seriously, agreed it's a flipping fantastic Central American movie and clearly shows how strong Latin speaking cinema is.

Lourdes wrote:Live Free or Die Hard - 2/5
We have a bald and too old for action films Bruce Willis getting involved in some really unconvining and stupid - even by Hollywood standards - action-CGI set-pieces as he fights a hacker and that's about it.

Agreed it is incredibly stupid but like others I disagree Willis is too old. He knows how to properly make an action film on one of his little fingers than any of today's so called action stars.

He was the best thing about DH4.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 26 Mar 2008, 09:33

Monty Python's Spamalot (London)

I loved it, hilarious! :D :lol: Great songs (not only the Python movie ones but some other original ones) but also very, very funny indeed. Some numbers have choreography that recall musicals like Singin' In The Rain, and the songs are great and seem to stick in your head, maybe as some sound like other songs (eg the Find Your Grail song, A Song that Goes Like This etc), and also other Python songs (Bright Side of Life etc). The script, taken from the film, is brilliant. Certainly worth seeing.

5/5

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Unread postby EvaUnit02 » 26 Mar 2008, 13:07

bradavon wrote: clearly shows how strong Latin speaking cinema is.
I clearly remember that film being in Spanish, not Latin. :lol:

"Latin American cinema" would've actually made sense.

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Unread postby bradavon » 26 Mar 2008, 13:16

Oh yeah, oops :D

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Unread postby gasteropod » 26 Mar 2008, 16:55

bradavon wrote:So you liked all the penis's then? :D


At one point I had a semi-on due to boobs in the film, and then when I saw a penis, mine quickly went flacid, which proved my suspicions correct that I am in fact straight.

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Unread postby Lourdes » 26 Mar 2008, 17:08

Beowulf - 2/5
99% of this film was CGI, even a lot of the characters - I hope this doesn't start a trend. The film was poor, there were some exciting parts but why oh why did they have to change the story? It's brilliant already and would have made for a better film had they just left it alone, and used real people....

Man on Fire - 2/5
Meh.

Anna and the King - 3/5
I like these sorts of films, good watch and CYF was fun.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - 3/5
Too long and thought it may have been well made with fair acting it just wasn't at all interesting.

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Unread postby Shingster » 26 Mar 2008, 17:16

Lourdes wrote:It's brilliant already and would have made for a better film had they just left it alone, and used real people....

Have you seen Beowulf & Grendel?

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Unread postby Lourdes » 26 Mar 2008, 18:11

Shingster wrote:
Lourdes wrote:It's brilliant already and would have made for a better film had they just left it alone, and used real people....

Have you seen Beowulf & Grendel?


No, but I will do soon now you mention it.

Edit: Ooo! It's on BD.

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Unread postby HungFist » 27 Mar 2008, 15:02

Ghosts (UK, 2006) – 2,5/5
Stuck in the middle. Nick Broomfield’s film deals with an extremely important subject, but it can’t decide whether it’s a documentary or a fictional feature. The outcome is a spiced up true story of 24 illeagal Chinese immigrants in the UK, of which 23 died in an accident. Highly interestingly, the main character is played by the actual real life person. The rest of the cast consists of non-professional actors, most of them not too convincing. Just wait for the British gangster landlord. The HD cinematography looks excellent and the story is gripping, but ultimately the film cripples itself with the two way execution. Important experience, but from a film making point of view this is merely an average achievement.

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Unread postby saltysam » 27 Mar 2008, 20:11

Walk Hard:Dewey Cox Story Unrated 3/5

Entertaining enough comedy featuring the life story of the fictional singer Dewey Cox is very good for the first hour or so but loses it's way a little in the final third .some catchy songs and fairly raunchy for a mainstream usa movie (lingering close up of a cock!) at 2 hrs overlong,the theatrical 98 minute version may play better.

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Unread postby romerojpg » 27 Mar 2008, 20:18

Shingster wrote:
Lourdes wrote:It's brilliant already and would have made for a better film had they just left it alone, and used real people....

Have you seen Beowulf & Grendel?


Bugger them!

Watch the Christpher Lambert version of Beowulf, now thats classy :D just recently re-watched it, what a film! haha

Mortal Kombat crossed with mad Max, on crack and insert some Rhona Mitra boobiness and your onto a classy film :lol: and it cost 1% of the stupidly expensive CGI Beowolf :roll:

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Unread postby Markgway » 28 Mar 2008, 00:16

Has there ever been a film that wasn't improved by tits? :D
Bradavon: As probably the only guy on this forum who has snogged another man (3 times in fact), it didn't do a lot for me but I didn't hate it either. Who doesn't like a snog?

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Unread postby bradavon » 28 Mar 2008, 01:28

Has there ever been a film that wasn't improved by tits? I'm afraid so:

There's Something about Mary.

gasteropod wrote:At one point I had a semi-on due to boobs in the film, and then when I saw a penis, mine quickly went flacid, which proved my suspicions correct that I am in fact straight.

:D

Oh man the older lady in Y Tu Mama Tambien is extremely hot. Older Woman, great stuff! 8) . Latino women, don't get me started ;)

HungFist wrote:Ghosts (UK, 2006) – 2,5/5
Stuck in the middle. Nick Broomfield’s film deals with an extremely important subject, but it can’t decide whether it’s a documentary or a fictional feature.

I remember reading that when it first came out.


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