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Old 03-10-2012, 17:34   #1
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What were the last 3 films you watched: Thread 3

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Old 07-10-2012, 09:08   #2
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Transformers 2 - awful, nothing could make this film any better, the parents, the gangsta droids, the testicles. Just...why.

Transformers 3 - Not too bad at all, could of done with 20mins being cut though but quite good fun

Excision - A real let down. I was really looking forward to it based on the trailer and it was just 70mins of gothy moping about and 10 mins of anticlimax
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Room 237 (cinema) an entertaining attempt to explore 5 deconstructions of the meaning of The Shining

The Shining (cinema) an opportunity to see Kubricks classic horror on the big screen. Excellent!

Lore (cinema) a powerful film about a girl who must come to a new understanding of the Nazi regime, and her parents role in it, as she leads her siblings across Germany in the days I mediately following the collapse of Hitlers government at the end of the second world war in Europe. Recommended.

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Stolen - Nic Cage runs around New Orleans while Josh Lucas chews the scenery with all his might. Good fun, but very silly & a bit rushed. The trailer sold a completely different film.

Cosmopolis - that bloke from Twilight rides round in a limo for 90 minutes. Not at all what I was expecting, but oddly compelling. Liked it.

City of the Living Dead - Lucio Fulci splatfest. Pretty much the same as every other Fulci film: Some creepy bits, some unintentionally hilarious bits (maggot storm!), some ludicrously OTT gore, a couple of truly stunning images, & Catriona MacColl. Fun!
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Ice Age 4 - Not bad, On level with the rest.

Bikini Spring Break - Asylum try their hand at American Pie type film. And do they usual great job but this has loads of funbags.

A Team - Fine attempt at 80s classic.

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Old 07-10-2012, 14:20   #6
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22 Bullets well made blood and guts film worth a watch
The change up not as bad as it sounds good eye candy at least
The cable guy Jim Carrey still freaks me out
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Hunger Games which Shufty bought me as a get well soon dvd (we saw at the cinema together). Boyfriend really enjoyed it, he had dismissed it as one of those films you watch with your girly mates.

Safe with Jason Statham protecting a young chinese girl. Quite enjoyed, if I have to watch this sort of action movie then Statham ones are at least quite watchable and he's a good actor.

Taken 2 well it was short. And being a 12A, I didn't have to worry about it getting too violent. Maggie Grace is far too old to being playing a teenager and altogether a bit silly. But watchable if you didn't think about it AT ALL.
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Get The Gringo / How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Not seen Mel in anything for quite some time so gave this a butchers on US Netflix. Really enjoyed it despite the plot being a bit silly but the action and seedy location made up for it. It reminded me a lot of S3 of Prison Break.

4/5

Payback

Hadn't seen this since importing the R1 years and years ago and it came up as a suggestion on Netflix because of Gringo. Enjoyed it just as much today as I did back then. I remember watching it originally on my shiny new multi-region DVD player marvelling at how great it looked but this time I was was looking at it thinking how much older everyone in it looks now - and now I feel old!!

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Jo Nesbo's Headhunters

I knew nothing about this save for the 4 star review Empire gave it a while back and thought I'd give it a whirl. The first half hour or so was watchable but it's not until the toilet scene that the tension became palpable and I was glued. Terrific movie and great performance from the main lead.

4/5
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Transsiberian – Good performances from the leads and beautifully shot. Found it very immersive but the story was too predictable. 7/10

Runaway – Another beauty from the golden era. 6.5/10

The Raid – Disappointing. The fight scenes and gore were fun but everything else was crap. 4/10
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:47   #10
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Transsiberian – Good performances from the leads and beautifully shot. Found it very immersive but the story was too predictable. 7/10

Runaway – Another beauty from the golden era. 6.5/10

The Raid – Disappointing. The fight scenes and gore were fun but everything else was crap. 4/10
would have thought you would have loved 'The Raid' m8 - would have been one of our film night movies for sure. It was a bit weak story-wise, but I thought it more than made up for it with action
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How The West Was Won. Superb western, looks breathtaking on blu-ray. Justify's the tag of epic.

Universal Soldier. Still one of the best 90's action films. The final scrap is just action heaven.

Soldiers Of Fortune. DTV Sean Bean crapfest. Avoid.
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (HD-DVD)

Tintin (BD) - Enjoyed this a lot more than I expected - clips I'd seen before seemed too busy. That is pretty much the way of it but it seemed to work better when taken as a whole... although in the features when Spielberg was talking about how exciting Herge's pictures were and how they had to keep up with that, I reckon the old drawings were still more exciting. But overall, given what they set out to achieve I reckon they did as well as could be done.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (HD-DVD)
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (HD-DVD)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (HD-DVD)
And I thought that I was the only one with these on HD-DVD.

I always thought that HDVD would have been a better name than the clunky HD-DVD. Never mind, eh?

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Cabin in the Woods: I got the DVD (not the Blu Ray cos I prefer to watch horror films on the bedroom TV ). The film did very little for me and I found it neither scary nor humourous. I 'll probably watch it a second time before making-up my mind but it is highly likely that I am going to download the DVD on my airhead sister-in-law. 4/10

Jason and the Argonauts: Despite all the cheesy acting and dialogue, this one is a timeless classic and Harryhausen's special effects are amazing considering the film is now almost 50 years old. I have heard about a sequel in a year or two - I think it is called The Kingdom of Hades or something. 7.5/10

Insidious: I thought this one was a better made horror film than The Cabin.... despite a script that is rather between The Poltergeist and Amityville Horror. The ending could have been better. 6.5/10
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...I always thought that HDVD would have been a better name than the clunky HD-DVD. Never mind, eh?
I'm sure it's 90% down to the name - Blu-ray just trips off the tongue so much easier
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The Raid - awesome action, forgettable characters, no story. 8 / 10

Prometheus - bit of a mess, youd think a character that just gave birth to a squid would have something to say about it to other crewmembers, but nope. Still fun scifi though if you ignore any links to the alien series. 6 / 10

John Carter - really good. Although the main characters super powers seemed to come and go, cared more for the main bad guy, he just seemed a nicer chap than Carter. 8 / 10
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The Thing-2011 update. Just awful.

Horrible Bosses:- Had to keep reminding myself that its a comedy. Tripe

You Only Live Twice:- One of the best Bond films ever made...still looks great today.
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You Only Live Twice:- One of the best Bond films ever made...still looks great today.
Didn't you find it ever so slightly racist ? Product of its time I know but I watched it the other day for the first time in ages and didn't think it had aged well at all

The Campaign - Better than I was expecting and pretty funny actually

Never Say Never Again

The Avengers Didn't enjoy it as much as in the cinema, But certainly the first Summer Blockbuster I've enjoyed in a while
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How is it racist?

Just curious.
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