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Old 18-08-2013, 12:00   #381
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What were the last 3 films you watched: Thread 3

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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
A podcast I listen to (How did this get made?) recently did a double with over the top and demolition man so I rewatched both and both a still enjoyable stupid movies. Strange fact about over the top - rush did the main song but Stallone didn't think it was manly enough so he subbed in Sammy Hagar to sing it and joined in himself for good measure!
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Old 18-08-2013, 12:57   #382
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Zero Dark Thirtyvery slow film but really enjoyed it. - 7/10

A place beyond the pines found it hugely over rated 5/10

Kick ass 2 As my comments in the KA2 thread, really enjoyed it - 9/10
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Old 18-08-2013, 13:42   #383
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Re: What were the last 3 films you watched: Thread 3

Fast & Furious 6 - as crap as the others (except for the after credits bit)

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - not my choice to watch and one of the most boring films I've seen in a while

Collateral - I remember being disappointed when I first watched it years ago, but I liked it this time
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Old 18-08-2013, 14:03   #384
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What were the last 3 films you watched: Thread 3

The Collector Really good. The Collection Really crap. West of Memphis excellent doc.

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Old 18-08-2013, 14:10   #385
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The Collector Really good. The Collection Really crap.
Loved the alternate ending to The Collector on the dvd. Hilarious stuff.
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Loved the alternate ending to The Collector on the dvd. Hilarious stuff.
I watched it on Netflix. Could you spoilerize it?
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I watched it on Netflix. Could you spoilerize it?
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Old 18-08-2013, 17:20   #389
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Sightseers (2012) - Not Wheatley's best, but I still love the laconic humour and celebration of the crap British holiday, with added serial killing. Something of a budget, British Bonnie & Clyde with a dash of Mike Leigh's Nuts in May. A second viewing as I caught it at the flicks originally.

If... (1968) - Malcolm McDowall in the role that would win him Clockwork Orange. Here a cheeky, rebellious public schoolboy dreaming up new ways to create mischief while listening to his favourite Congolese choir song on rotation. The movie flits in between colour and b&w for seemingly no reason, although director Anderson blamed the budget rather than artistic intention.

Stingray Sam (2009) - Been itching to see this after being particularly taken with writer/director Cory McAbee's rather excellent, low budget, b&w sci-fi musical, The American Astronaut (2001). Stingray Sam sticks to the formula, this time in episodic format, and once again the music is supplied by McAbee's catchy, offbeat and somewhat undefinable band, The Billy Nayer Show. This and Astronaut are genuine cult gems in my book.

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The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey (BD): This has all the tension of a video game. In fact, if you watch the goblin cave sequence you might as well be watching a video game, the sense of actual threat is totally non-existent. Fails like so many movies by having countless, totally unexciting cliffhangers. Do we really think Bilbo is going to fall off the edge in the mountains? Can two falling (and presumably heavy) dwarves actually catch and hold onto the smooth end of a stick and hold on for several minutes and could even a wizard keep a hold? Idiotic things like this really ruin any film that pretends to action.

Of Gods and Men (BD rental): The Xavier Beauvois film about the French trappist monks caught up in religious strife in Algeria in the 90s. Long, slow, contemplative and beautiful, with an unsensationalist approach that still manages to convey the tensions and dangers of their situation. Peter Jackson take note!

Kiki's Delivery Service (BD): Pure delight - looks stunning in hi def
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Final Destination - so-so.

Ice Age - I liked it.

If only - standard melodrama
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Robot & Frank (BD) Loved every minute of it. A very well done film and story, and certainly lived up to the positive reviews and comments about it.

Now You See Me (Cinema) Very enjoyable romp. Moves along at a fast pace, and keeps you guessing to the end. A couple of points not resolved - but I guess they are leaving that for the rumoured sequel.

Kick-Ass (DVD) Getting myself into the mood for No 2 this weekend. Great film.
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Old 21-08-2013, 17:11   #393
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American Gangster - Ridley is not strong on narrative flow, and the first hour was awkward but I ended up a fan. And that was the extended cut. No clock-watching.

Stoker - loved pretty much everything about it.

Orca - a great slab of 70s ham and cheese, but hugely enjoyable. Great cast, especially Mr Harris. The score is lovely, though the vocalist on end credits needs shooting.
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Old 21-08-2013, 21:00   #394
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Ted - Despite thinking this might be rubbish, it actually was very funny. Plenty of laugh out loud jokes which are sometimes hard to find in so called comedy films. A good 3/5.

Zero dark thirty - thought this was very impressive although how historically accurate it is who knows. The last 30 mins were quite impressive and stirred some real emotion when bin laden gets his just desserts. 4/5

Troy - all over itv2 recently, couldn't help but have a watch again. Brad Pitt is seriously cool, and he knows how to handle a sword. Mythological epic although there is better. Solid 3/5.
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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies: I saw this French send-up of the 60s 'Eurospy' films. Watchable and entertaining enough but the humour is on the lightweight side. Nice with a pint on a rainy weekend afternoon. 7/10

Tron: The transfer on my 20th Anniversary SE DVD is excellent and so I stuck with it. Excellent special effects considering that the film is now over 30 years old and an interesting off-beat storyline. 7.5/10

Tron: Legacy: Liked it better than the first time. Daft Punk's music through out is spectacular, as are the special effects. Considering the type of film it is, the characters are well fleshed out and Jeff Bridges is much better here than the original. Olivia Wilde is rather nice as Quorra. 8/10
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Jungle Book (BD): Hugely entertaining, as always.

Porco Rosso (J R2): Ditto - never fail to be amazed at how beautiful the animation is, but also how funny and how moving it is. The cloud of planes sequence is spine tingling.

Blancanieves (cinema): Masterful, enthralling and moving - makes you realize how bad most modern movies are. Sofía Oria and Macarena García as the young and adult Carmens are both superb.
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Let me in 2nd time I've seen and its decent remake

This is 40 Finally come to Lovefilm rental and its not great. needs 20 to 30 minutes cut out and seems pretty aimless although a few amusing bits


Olympus has fallen decent "popcorn" action film
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Elysium - 6/10

Only God Forgives - 6/10

Kill List - 6/10
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You're Next - very ordinary horror flick, don't believe the hype - 4/10

The Way Way Back - loved it, someone needs to bottle Sam Rockwell's charisma - see it 8/10

R.I.P.D. - Complete train wreck of a movie, one of the worst of the year, awful beyond belief - 1/10
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Lewis Black - Red, White & Screwed (Not really a film, but it's all I could definitively think of) - Quite funny stand up, though the funny bits could of been spotty.

Drake & Josh Go Hollywood - Okay. Some funny jokes and an okay, but kind of anti-climactic story.

Ashens and the Quest for the Gamechild Really liked it. Very funny jokes, great story and characters and fun cameos, as well as references to previous Ashens things.
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