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  • Stranded87 3 Oct 2012 16:48:49 1,777 posts
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    50/50 - 9/10

    Really enjoyed this. Does a good job of dealing with a serious issue while still being kind of funny. Great performances too.

    The Winning Season - 7/10

    A bit meandering but a nice little film.
  • evild_edd 3 Oct 2012 17:05:32 3,914 posts
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    Switchblade Romance

    One of my friends handed me a DVD copy of this. I wrongly assumed it was a relatively new release but actually it was released back in '03, apparently..?

    Anyway, it starts as a bit of a slasher flick, wasting little time in getting in to the action. Two female college friends go to the rural home of one of the girl's family. The first night, a strange man violently kills all the family, bar the college girl (whom he's keeping alive for predictable purposes). The other girl evades his notice and then tries to trail and free her friend.

    The film is told from the perspective of this outsider witnessing the scenes and constantly on the edge of being found out. It's quite an interesting way of telling the plot, and stylistically it's above-average, but it all falls away with a final third reveal.

    In fairness, the reveal does make sense of the implausible aspects of the earlier bits (such as the gun in the gas station, and how the killer knew to remove the bullets), but it also created further inconsistencies (the daughter's initial reaction when they first meet, the father's reaction when he opens the door...quite a few things really).

    A good idea wasted, you could say.


    P.S. Entirely possible I've lost my enjoyment for gory, torture films. Not that I was ever a huge fan, TBF.
  • Gruff 3 Oct 2012 17:10:11 3,304 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    Definitely, Maybe (2008): 9/10

    No no, not an Oasis documentary -- the rom-com starring Ryan Reynolds. It's charming, and does exactly what it sets out to do, which is to be all mushy and New York rom-commy. Loses a point for not having a topless Reynolds scene.

    A man after my own heart, love this film and Rom Coms in general, sorry some people have play the macho card whenever I mention that, their problem.

    Check out "Definitely Maybe" if you haven't already

    /But you are on your own with the Ryan Reynolds thing

    Edited by Gruff at 17:51:42 03-10-2012
  • Deleted user 3 October 2012 17:47:25
    Black Swan

    Well! Really impressed with this. It was boistorous, over the top, viscreal and big. And it worked for it. The film in itself was a performance. That may rub people the wrong way, but almost everything clicked for me.

    I'm not sure if it the right way to show ballerinas like this - but i can understand a person need to be cast, put everything in to it, told you not good enough, and being so obsessed by something, you literally go through a metamorphosis.

    Thought the idea of the whole 'virgin' swan thing was a bit too far - (can't complain though of some certain shots!).

    Its nice to see a film which very much describes Aronosky career as a whole. Whilst PI and Reqieum for a dream in there own right good films, this was like and opus to his previous films. Its nice to see him stick and use techniques that made his first films pretty knockout and great to watch. His editing of picture and sound is second to none.

  • Deleted user 4 October 2012 07:55:09

    final third tails off but first two are excellent. Think Romeo and juilet meets black hawk down mixed with a British drama. Hard to follow but worth it.


    Killing them softly.

    Excellent, full of interesting characters and witty dialogue. Felt a cross between a coen brothers film and a tarantino film.



    Not upto the near perfect reviews that compared it to the greatness of matrix but still a great film.
    It has a solid future setting that feels familiar yet different which helps. Good acting, good action. Clever story which doesn't want to much scrutiny.
    Only thing for me holding it down was an over long middle act that dropped the pace too much.



    Was looking forward to this so much as a fan of Scott and alien.
    Got really into the first half build up, expertly crafted and brings tension.
    However when things kick off it is pretty average at best. Won't go into reasons but basically no scares, loads of questions with no answers with a flat ending. Gutted.



    Good god no, as it was directed by josh weldon I was excited to think of the action of a marvel which some excellent characterization and witty dialogue of serenity. What I saw was a action movie with no soul, an empty vessel just like transformers 2&3.


    Been a busy movie week :)

    Edited by revan8 at 08:06:18 04-10-2012
  • beastmaster 4 Oct 2012 08:33:43 18,069 posts
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    I've been going through the Bond 50 Blu-Ray box set in random order.

    For Your Eyes Only - 8/10

    The first Bond film I saw at the cinema. This one has got a pretty decent plot, Carole Bouquet, a funny car chase and all the usual Bond ingredients. Not too OTT either.

    Live and Let Die - 8.5/10

    This is a great Bond film. A great theme tune, a cracking set of baddies, great action and Sheriff JW Pepper :D

    Quantum of Solace - 4.5/10

    I was counting the speed between cuts at the start of the film. It was about 3 seconds at most. It's got some scenes that redeem it somewhat. The scenes with Mathis were good. Gemma Arterton is always pleasing on the eye. Umm...

    The baddie and the evil scheme were just plain dull. As was the whole second half of the film. Standard "blow up the building" stuff. The idea was not bad but the director really fucked it up for me.

    Just one thing I've noticed with these three films is the lack of the John Barry theme tune during chase sequences. Especially in For Your Eyes Only. john Barry theme + chase = awesome!

    Edited by beastmaster at 08:34:32 04-10-2012
  • Scurrminator 4 Oct 2012 08:55:31 9,033 posts
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    9/10 Brilliant film. It does go a bit quiet towards the middle BUT it was so well writen, acted and interesting that it didn't matter.
    The wife loved it too so bonus!
  • Deleted user 4 October 2012 09:02:31
    Scurrminator wrote:
    9/10 Brilliant film. It does go a bit quiet towards the middle BUT it was so well writen, acted and interesting that it didn't matter.
    The wife loved it too so bonus!
    Yeah the farm section really dragged.
  • Scurrminator 4 Oct 2012 09:25:41 9,033 posts
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    But without it the film is pointless. You want to see a dragging farm story then watch the 40 episodes of the walking dead season 2 set on the farm.
    This, on the other hand, was great.
  • Lotos8ter 4 Oct 2012 12:15:22 2,555 posts
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    Meh, Looper was ok until they introduced that(ending spoilers) irritating scowling kid with his scream of death
    All that scope, Bruce Willis, Levitt and Jeff Daniels, time travel, hoverbikes and they went all Damien on us
  • Mola_Ram 4 Oct 2012 16:31:52 17,576 posts
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    Your Highness

    Jesus. That was the worst movie I've seen in a long, long time. What the fuck were they thinking?

  • ronuds 4 Oct 2012 16:35:54 21,781 posts
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    You either like Danny McBride or you don't.

    I happen to...
  • monkehhh 4 Oct 2012 16:37:11 4,817 posts
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    I love Danny McBride, I still think Your Highness was shit.
  • ronuds 4 Oct 2012 16:39:35 21,781 posts
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    Yeah, not his best. I can watch it if there's nothing else on, though.
  • Mola_Ram 4 Oct 2012 16:43:43 17,576 posts
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    I've liked other things he's been in. Loved Pinapple Express, which involved a few of the same people.

    But god damn. Your Highness was almost nothing but gay panic jokes. LOL, TWO DUDES. DOING IT. OH GOD MY SIDES.

    Did it sound funnier to them when they were writing it? I guess it must have.
  • ronuds 4 Oct 2012 16:50:57 21,781 posts
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    He wasn't the main character in PE and didn't seem to be involved other than his role. The stuff he has more involvement in -- like Your Highness, which he wrote and produced -- is usually much more OTT.
  • Mola_Ram 4 Oct 2012 16:57:22 17,576 posts
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    I also liked him in The Foot Fist Way. And I've seen a few episodes of Eastbound & Down, which I enjoyed. That enough? You don't have to agree that Your Highness was shit, but it's not a result of some ingrained dislike that I have for Danny McBride's work.

    Not that it really matters anyway, but yeah. I want my time back. There was barely a single chuckle.
  • ronuds 4 Oct 2012 17:00:48 21,781 posts
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    Ha! I wasn't trying to argue against Your Highness being shit or that you like him in other things.

    I guess I just wanted to talk about Danny McBride more. Sorry.
  • monkehhh 4 Oct 2012 17:05:28 4,817 posts
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    Natalie Portman's arse helps.

    First season of Eastbound and Down is brilliant, especially when watched as a long movie :)
  • MightyMetalMonkey 4 Oct 2012 17:15:13 600 posts
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    The Pirates in an adventure with scientists - 63.25 %

    I'm probably a bit older than their target audience. I think that all the best jokes were pretty much in the trailer...
  • Deleted user 4 October 2012 19:02:55
    Yeah Your highness was shit. I loved Pineapple express, and a few other bits and bobs they are all involved in. But YH was terrible.

    Except for the what a coincidence, i was just about to finish thinking about you gag. and that was at the very end of the film. probably the last lines.

    Edited by joelstinton at 19:03:11 04-10-2012
  • beastmaster 5 Oct 2012 01:22:33 18,069 posts
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    Just got back from evening 1 of Grimmfest. Seen 3 very different horror films. Too tired to review them now. But I saw Comedown (a world premiere no less), Cockney's vs Zombies and the delightfully titled Some Guy Who Kills People.
  • KnuttinAtoll 5 Oct 2012 01:23:28 5,515 posts
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    Dredd 3D

    Brilliant action flick with proper gore for a change. Nice. Best 3D implemented in a movie I've seen so far, it complimented the film rather than being a gimmick. Will so get this on BD.

    Only criticism (which is being really nitpicky now) is the way the setting was quite restricted to the building, would've loved to see more of the city, really liked the art style.

  • mrpon 5 Oct 2012 09:31:46 34,290 posts
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    The Grey (US Netflix)

    Alive without the buttock eating, sums this up in nutshell. Suitably bleak and depressing with the occasional nod to Rambo. Couldn't be doing with Liams grotty, stubby fingers either.

  • boo 5 Oct 2012 09:50:13 13,426 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Your Highness

    Jesus. That was the worst movie I've seen in a long, long time. What the fuck were they thinking?

    /is intrigued
    /reads Wikipedia entry

    "For a few hours after having seen Your Highness, I considered the possibility that it was the worst movie ever made."

    3.75 on Amazon

  • sirtacos 5 Oct 2012 09:55:06 8,017 posts
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    I like how JGL nailed Bruce Willis' mannerisms. Makeup department did a good job with his face too. I liked the dystopian future the film depicted, where time travel exists but people still live in shitty council estates and drive old cars with ghetto solar panels taped to the bonnet.
    The basic plot was quite clever, too. But that's about it. Otherwise it's a decent pew pew thriller, I guess.

  • Gartt 5 Oct 2012 10:23:55 1,923 posts
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    Ill Manors - 6.5/10

    Not normally a fan of the "urban drama" as most of them are complete trash, this is a very decent film. An impressive debut from Ben Drew, certainly has some talent behind the camera. Its very slick and definitely has style. It is hard to give a shit about any of the characters though as most of them are thoroughly unlikable.

    It could have done with with some more time in the editing room, its probably 20-30 minutes too long and gets bogged down with too many story strands. It also loses its focus after a solid first hour, but it has a fantastic soundtrack (all relative of course as you have to like Plan B's music in the first place).
    I also really liked the idea of having the story narrated through the rapping. Its not overused, but enough to make you look forward to the next little vignette.

    Worth a look.

    Edited by Gartt at 10:24:28 05-10-2012
  • MrE26 5 Oct 2012 11:33:03 2,035 posts
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    Taken 2. 6/10

    First was throwaway rubbish elevated by Neeson being cooler than fuck while beating everyone in sight to death. This is basically a carbon copy but without the cool lines & with the violence toned down to a confusing, 12A rated blur. Not horrible, & it passes 90 minutes well enough, but kinda misses the point of why the original was so popular.

    Edited by MrE26 at 11:33:30 05-10-2012
  • Tonka 5 Oct 2012 12:00:14 27,658 posts
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    sirtacos wrote:

    I like how JGL nailed Bruce Willis
    I was going to see this in the cinema but now I think I'll wait untill I can watch t alone... with some tissues.
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