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Old 06-08-2013, 12:09   #361
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I quite enjoyed The Jackal obviously not as good as the original,Gere's oirish accent was a bit off though.
Richard Gere was the worst thing about it. Diane Venora was the best thing.
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Old 06-08-2013, 17:23   #362
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2. Sphere: IMO, this odd sci-fi creeper is very underrated and is a much better film than most reviews suggest. With a heavyweight cast of Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone and Samuel Jackson, it has a good script, well photographed and acted. There are similarities to Event Horizon but this film fleshes out characters and events more convincingly. 8/10

Yep, have to go along with that.

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Old 06-08-2013, 21:06   #363
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This Is The End-good but runs out of steam towards the end 3/5

Assault On Wall Street-Uwe Boll revenge flick, whats not to like 3/5

Frankensteins Army-does what is says on the tin 4/5

Oblivion-tedious nonsense 2/5

Vinyl-feelgood fluff 3/5
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Old 07-08-2013, 20:56   #364
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Candyman - Virginia Madsen

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh - Cast, location and production values are fine, mediocre sequel.

The Last Stand - Bloody marvelous, thoroughly enjoyed it.
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The Ice Man (2012)-great performance from Michael Shannon, and Winona in it! 4/5

The Worlds End (2013)- good, but nowhere near as good as the critics would have you believe. 3/5

Bad Milo (2013)-utter rubbish, love it! 3/5
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Sweeney Todd - Better than I thought it would be. HBC's pies 6/10

Repo Man - My first ever viewing; I can see why this became a classic. 7/10

Sky High
- Pretty awful but the Bruce Campbell scenes and the emo guinea pig were pretty funny. 6/10

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Old 13-08-2013, 11:18   #368
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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa good laugh and didn't pander to the mass market 8/10

A Good Day to Die Hard Heard some shouting "don't believe the negative comments!!! the reviewers are ***** etc etc but it shows they are full of it! Die hard 5 is very dull, Jai Courtney has no personality or charisma and john John McClane has become an invincible solder solider and it could of been any other action film with a boring generic plot. Makes die hard 4.0 look good - 4/10

The Day (is free on LF instant to watch) it was ok for low budget post-apocalyptic film although predictable who would die and live 5.5/10
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1. Side Effects: I missed this on initial release but got the DVD and as I suspected, I liked the film. Good plot even if it is slightly far-fetched, good acting by all concerned and a (perhaps unintended) broadside at the American health care system. 7/10

2. Dark Skies: It started well enough but struggled a bit towards the end. Still, a watchable film with some scary elements and the storyline does not pretend to be anything profound. 6.5/10

3. Come September: I am a shameless fan of early 60s fluff and this 1961 movie is a leading member. As a kid in India I recall Bobby Darin's theme score played over and over again as well as the song "Multiplication". Good period piece, gloriously sexist and politically incorrect. 7/10
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What were the last 3 films you watched: Thread 3

Paradise Lost - Purgatory I had seen the other two docs and never realised there was a conclusion, albeit a desperately bitter-sweet one. Very interesting miscarriage of justice case - google 'West Memphis 3'

MUD Perhaps 30 minutes too long but one of the better films ive seen in a while. Mahogany is immense!

The Thin Blue Line I'm a sucker for crime docs and this is one of the best ever IMO. Another startling inditement of the US justice system.
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On holiday in the middle of the Gelderland countryside with obvious limited access to a few Dutch TV channels.

Over the past couple of nights we've watched:

Over The Top (1987) Can't believe they made a feature film where arm wrestling was at the heart of the plot (Plot! I kill myself sometimes ). Stallone in Rocky mode and the cheesiest soundtrack ever! 5/10

Total Recall (1990) Still great and has surprisingly aged pretty well imo. Apart from Kuato who still looks like a cabbage patch doll. 7/10

Timecop (1994) Not actually watched this as it's on tonight but I can't wait!
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Purple Rain - preening, egotistical and completely in love with itself, which is exactly what a pop/rock vanity project should be. Don't stop to think and it still works.

Under the Cherry Moon - great soundtrack for a, um, terrible film? Vanity take 2 with knobs on. Even saw this one on the big screen. They really don't make them like this....

Hugo - loved it.
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Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood. Concerning the trouncing, incarceration and torture, by the Italian filth, of interrailers of various nationalities at some summit or other. Just the ticket if you like seeing policemen with big sticks bludgeoning lefty hippies into bloody pulp - relentlessly. Entertaining.

Dredd. A future dipped in poo! The well-documented inconsistencies in the blu-ray presentation rather fit in with the look of the thing, and don't do it serious harm. I only have to see Stallone in his dinky figure-hugging outfit now to contort with mirth. I do love those slow bits.

Blancanieves. Snow White in the 20s, and she's a silent, monochromatic bullfighter. Non-barbarians will be pleased to know there are no scenes of animal slaughter in it. Everyone else should know it dumps (unsurprisingly) on the other recent version in every department. A visual treat indeed, with a deliciously wicked stepmother and a knee-tremblingly gorgeous Snowy herself. Watch and weep, Stewart.
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The Last Stand - Quite enjoyed this, dunno why it got panned, it entertained me and did it's job.

Total Recall (Remake) - Bored to tears, too many lines taken from the original that fall flat just remind how great that film was. Actually fell asleep towards the end.

Nathalie - French movie with Gerard Depardieu, that was remade with Liam Neeson. This original is much better.

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The Jackal - Pretty bad apart from the Jack Black gun testing scene. 3/10
I dunno watching Jack Black ripped to shreds is entertaining
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A trio of Ghiblis:

From up on Poppy Hill (cinema): glorious, life enhancing.

Arrietty (BD): Beautiful - the sound design is amazing. UK BD illogically and annoyingly retains the English titles and credits even if you watch it in Japanese. How hard is it to do a bit of seamless branching?

Princess Mononoke (J R2): Apparently students in St Andrews use this film for a drinking game "because its so crazily violent" It is, but its epic and presents issues in a realistic, even handed manner that puts most films to shame.
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Dark Shadows: A film with identity problems. JD playing Jack Sparrow as a vampire in a film that highlights all of Tim Burton's shortcomings. Lots of broad slapstick, some gore and Michelle Pfeiffer looking gorgeous.

Strangely, I quite liked it.

Zombieland (Theatrical cut): I just like a decent zombie movie, and this one is very enjoyable. Emma Stone with dark hair...those smouldering eyes!

Clone: An art house film with a hint of SF. Matt Smith and Eva Green. A woman Rebecca (Green) is so in love with her man Tommy (Smith) that even after a childhood separation and reunion, they still hold a bond of eternal love. So much so that when Tommy is killed in a car accident she decides to give birth to his clone and raise him as her 'son' A really weird film with exposure of ignorance, discrimination, and lots of confused emotional and sexual tension, sometimes uncomfortably so. Very long periods of silence too. Not for everyone.

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71 - Into the Fire - Korean war drama involving student soldiers, think "Alamo". Follows the tone established by Taegugki/Brotherhood.

Chrysalis - French futuristic actioner, okay.

Hellraiser IV - Well, I got this Echo Bridge set for the Prophecy films, and it came with the later Hellraiser films. I seem to remember #5 was okay, but this one....
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Berbarian Sound Studio - I really wanted to like this but it was just so dull, the story simply didn't go anywhere. I suggest you watch the first 40 minutes or so and turn it off as nothing else happens. 1/5

Evil Dead (2013) - Not a bad horror flick but still a pointless remake. 3/5

Stitches - Basically it's Mr Jelly in all but name and while Ross Noble is ok a Psychoville spin off film would have made it even better. 4/5
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Basket Case - Cheapo monster Siamese twins horror. First time I'd seen it in about 25 years. Thanks Film4! Just as stupid & funny as I remembered.

Sisters - Another Siamese twins flick, this time from Brian De Palma. Not sure if the twist was actually supposed to be a twist, as I guessed what was going to happen about 5 minutes in... Quite entertaining, & Bernard Hermann's score was ace. Weird ending though.

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy - No Siamese twins in this one, but that was about the only thing it was lacking. Plenty of likeable characters, which seems to be a rarity for a comedy these days. Pretty funny throughout, & the female leads were all very attractive. Surprisingly little nudity given the title & the 18 rating. Lake Bell's cleavage was quite impressive though...
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