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  • BinaryBob101 15 Nov 2013 17:06:21 26,520 posts
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    If Lawrence of Arabia doesn't AMAZE you on the big screen then you are a cunt.
  • Load_2.0 15 Nov 2013 17:07:07 26,399 posts
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    I believe that was the tagline on the original cinema poster.
  • Deleted user 16 November 2013 00:34:59
    Just back from Gravity in 3D.  That is pretty much the most incredible cinema experience I have ever had.  I dont even like 3D when at the cinema and normally try to choose 2D when I can.  Truly jaw dropping.
  • TOOTR 16 Nov 2013 05:01:32 10,422 posts
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    Nice to know others share the same view.

    Sometimes going to the cinema IS about the experience and spectacle.

    Is Gravity the perfect film? No.

    But I'm not going to nitpick because when I was watching it - it was the closest I have ever been to being in SPACE!! IN SPACE!!!

    How on earth they managed to film it I don't know. Part of me is excited to watch the inevitable behind the scenes/making of and part of me wants the magician to keep his secrets.

    Having played around with an occulus rift dev kit recently and seeing this - well there's going to be some truly immersive experiences in our liftimes.

    Providing we don't all kark it due to transfat/zombie apocalypse/ Science v religion/the Welsh rugby Union looming disasters of course...
  • Dougs 16 Nov 2013 08:12:17 85,240 posts
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    The Help - 8/10. Not an easy watch at times due to the subject matter (racism against the maids in southern America) but really powerful. Viola Davies is ace. Emma Stone is good too. Picked up an Oscar nomination I think, well worth a watch.
  • evild_edd 16 Nov 2013 08:27:51 3,914 posts
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    Raging Bull

    One of those classics I'd never got round to. I actually didn't realise it was a biopic...

    Lovely cinematography. That was the main thing that stuck with me (particularly during and immediately after the final fight).

    Some things I didn't get on with. I always find it hard to get on with any film where every single character is detestable; something this film fell foul of. The fight scenes had aged (pretty sure boxers don't take 100+ punches to the face every fight), but you could argue they've weathered better than they might given the age of the pic...

    It's also hard to shake the sense the De Niro is just overacting in every film he's ever been involved with...but then that might be an accurate account of a character who was portrayed as borderline psychotic.

    Anyway, still worth a watch.

  • Mola_Ram 16 Nov 2013 10:10:14 17,576 posts
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    Yeah, he was famous for taking many, many punches.
  • nickthegun 16 Nov 2013 10:44:06 73,305 posts
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    Rocky is the classic for that.

    Wham. Wham. Wham. Wham. *face turns to mince and the referee allows the fight to continue*. Wham. Wham. Wham. Wham.
  • Deleted user 16 November 2013 10:52:26
    Later Rockys are even more ridiculous. By Rocky IV he wasn't even bothering to put his dukes up.
  • nickthegun 16 Nov 2013 10:57:21 73,305 posts
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    Speaking of Rocky.. the mrs was flicking about the channels and stopped on Rambo. The only Rambo film she has seen other than this was First Blood and she, unwisely, assumed it would be a srs reboot a la Rocky Balboa.

    I lold.
  • Deleted user 16 November 2013 11:00:09
    The opening of Rambo is just wrong. Using real footage of real massacres, even in a serious film is dubious, and to do it in a silly action film like that is seriously not ok.
  • Max_Powers 16 Nov 2013 12:17:00 1,230 posts
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    The World's End 7/10

    Mildy entertaining like all the other Pegg/Frost films. The only stand-out film they made was Shaun of the Dead imo.

    Also, why are most of their films so preachy? The last bit of The World's End had this ridiculous buzzkill rant about humantiy and Paul had this completely pointless anti-religion agenda. It's like if Leslie Nielsen would suddenly turn to the camera to deliver an after school special message in Naked Gun.

    Edited by Max_Powers at 12:17:32 16-11-2013

    Edited by Max_Powers at 12:18:12 16-11-2013
  • QotSAfan 16 Nov 2013 12:26:41 2,290 posts
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    @evild_edd The fight scenes are pretty comical. Some nice camera work going on in them but they have an almost slapstick feel to them. Shame as it detracts from the rest of the movie which is an otherwise excellent character study of one mans obsession both driving and ruining him.
  • QotSAfan 16 Nov 2013 12:47:07 2,290 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    The opening of Rambo is just wrong. Using real footage of real massacres, even in a serious film is dubious, and to do it in a silly action film like that is seriously not ok.
    I disagree with you on using footage of real massacres in film. Of course, with everything else, it depends on context and tone. I think Rambo was justified in using it. The film is political. As a statement of Stallone's views on Burma I think it is okay for him to use methods that some may find shocking. He did film it along the Burmese border after all and seems to have been genuinely affected by the experiences that came with that. With them having an impact on the editing process.

    That said, it is a film of two halves though. The first being a more sombre affair while the latter devolves into a typical hero vs all odds action film. I think the latter half does detract from the message Stallone was trying to get across but I think that shows his inexperience as an editor/director more than anything else.
  • BillMurray 16 Nov 2013 13:18:18 9,148 posts
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    Home Alone 9/10

    Would quite like to see an alternative ending where the Wet Bandits catch Kevin and hit him over the head with a wrench. It's basically a snuff movie anyway.
  • spindle9988 16 Nov 2013 21:59:21 4,702 posts
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    Are there supposed to be subtitles in Argo for the foreign bits?
  • nickthegun 16 Nov 2013 22:00:54 73,305 posts
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    Not on most of the pikey copies.
  • JiveHound 16 Nov 2013 22:11:05 9,343 posts
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    Gravity. Far more convincing advert for 3d than any other film I've seen.

    Visually and sonically glorious but I left the cinema feeling a little underwhelmed.

    Russians, really? And the womb bit was horribly overdone. Probably just about worth it just for the spectacle.
  • ProfessorLesser 16 Nov 2013 23:04:13 19,698 posts
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    The Counsellor - 4/10

    Fassbender and Bardem were quite good. Overall the film is ruined by aimless, pretentious dialogue. Most of the time what you're watching is unpleasant in one way or another - uncomfortable sexual scenes, uncomfortably violent scenes, uncomfortable Cameron Diaz not really doing proper acting scenes... there's not a lot of comfort. Which, really, is what the film is about, so well done there I guess.
  • Gunzberg 17 Nov 2013 00:04:55 2,315 posts
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    Machete Kills 8/10

    I do appreciate Robert Rodriguez's style and going into a film you know what to expect and it delivers.

    Love the put on your 3D glasses now bit
  • Deleted user 17 November 2013 00:10:27
    @Gunzberg so, better than the absolute shite that was machete?
  • Mola_Ram 17 Nov 2013 00:14:18 17,576 posts
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    If you were one of those strange people who didn't like the original Machete, you probably won't like the sequel.
  • Gunzberg 17 Nov 2013 00:25:44 2,315 posts
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    BillCityfingers wrote:
    @Gunzberg so, better than the absolute shite that was machete?
    I know what Rodriguez's style is, see Sin City or the grindhouse stuff he did with Tarantino.

    And it achieves its goal of overly violent, slightly camp, Latino driven, action with some humour and style. If you are expecting Pride and Prejudice this film won't work for you. But I can think of worse ways to spend 1 1/2 hours than watching Machete.

    Honestly, the film is never dull. It's been a while since I have watched a film that hasn't dragged on or stayed for too long.

    Edited by Gunzberg at 00:26:16 17-11-2013
  • TechnoHippy 17 Nov 2013 12:49:36 14,707 posts
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    I've not watched this film in many years so I thought I'd give it another watch to see if it stands up and I'm pleased to say that it does. It's an unusual horror film that says more about the imagination and its ability to conjure terror, especially when helped by copious indulgence in opiates!

    The film tells the story of a night hosted by Lord Byron when he is visited by his friend the poet Shelley and his mistress (later to become Mary Shelley), from this party two classics of the horror genre are spawned Polidori's 'The Vampire' and Shelley's 'Frankenstein'. The party starts with a sceance to create a ghost built from all of their personal fears. Their creation then haunts them through a horror filled night.

    The characters are a joy to watch and are a mixed bunch, I always enjoy watching Gabriel Byrne in action and his ability to play dark characters works well with his portrayal of Lord Byron. The other charcters are fun as well, especially Shelley (although he does come across as a little overdramatic at times, but that does fit with the story and the role) and the Doctor is excellent as the weak link in the group.

    The two female characters are less impressive, but still do their jobs well. The horror in the film touches on the metaphysical as well as the psychological and even better does not rely on gore or shock to get the message across. There's a definite sense of dread as the film gets going.

    The one reall off note for me was the music, for some of the scenes (such as the barn) it's a little unimaginitive and seems at odds with style of the film. Still that's not a major issue and overall this is an excellent horror film.

  • Deleted user 17 November 2013 14:49:47
    The Artist (2011) 9/10

    Enjoyed this much more than I was expecting to. I watched the Blu-ray which looked good, although to add to 1927 era, the image ratio is 4:3. While the image is black & white, they’ve kept the quality 2011 modern, i.e. there isn’t judder or scratches and dirt etc. The idea to tell a story about an actor living in an age of silent film and not wishing to move with the times (the invention of sound had arrived) becoming washed up and replaced by future stars, brought back memories of Boogie Nights, where the future switched from expensive film to cheap video. Peppy played by Bérénice Bejo looks just great.
  • gooner77 17 Nov 2013 18:14:03 1,275 posts
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    Les Miserables 4/10 Bleak and boring and overlong. Some amusing scenes involving Helena Bonham Carter and Ali G.

    Russell Crowe cannot sing at all.

    Still it is quite surreal to have Wolverine, the Gladiator and Catwoman singing to each other
  • disusedgenius 17 Nov 2013 18:20:10 9,068 posts
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    TOOTR wrote:
    How on earth they managed to film it I don't know.
    It's pretty much all CG, basically. In a lot of the scenes (outside ones in particular) the only thing real are the actor's faces.
  • beastmaster 17 Nov 2013 18:35:59 18,069 posts
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    Only God Forgives - 3/10

    A film as mind numbingly boring as it is stylish and brutally violent.

    Although it's the same director and star of Drive, this film is not a sequel. This film follows a drug smuggler who goes after revenge after his brother is killed.

    Gosling probably says less than he does in Drive. It's all moody, intense looks but unlike Drive, there's absolutely nothing of interest going on in this film whatsoever.

    There were a few times when I was watching this when i though director Nicolas Winding Refn was trying to be like David Lynch. He doesn't come anywhere near remotely close.

    The only good thing in this film is Kristin Scott Thomas. She comes in and just steals every scene that she's in. The one bright spark in a crushingly disappointing film.

    The Counsellor - 4/10

    What could have been a decent thriller is let down by a number of different factors, the main one being a terribly miscast Cameron Diaz.

    Its a Ridley Scott film, so it does at last have a decent cast and it looks visually beautiful. The acting is mostly good, especially from Fassbender. However, none of this is of any consequence as the script is poor and feels the need to get the actors to hammer home the message about choices and consequences and other useless twaddle almost every opportunity for about two hours.

    The plot follows a counsellor who gets involved in the drug smuggling trade and this goes badly wrong. There's actually quite a decent thriller buried in there somewhere and the film could have benefited greatly from taking about 45 mins from the running time.

    The biggest benefit though would to totally loose Cameron Diaz and cast someone else in her place who can actually act. It could be the amount of plastic he's had stuck to her face that's preventing her from emoting anything other than blandness. Could be something else. The bottom koine is that she's way out of her depth when it comes to serious drama. this effectively kills the film of any kind of emotional impact it may have had.

    Don Jon - 9/10

    A bright, breezy, funny and refreshing take on relationships that's about a far from your typical Hollywood rom-com as you can get.

    The plot follows Jon, who's single, gets his way with women, loves his family, his car, his mates etc. and is totally addicted to porn. Then he meets Barbara, who is played by Scarlett Johansson...

    This is a film with a message about meaningful relationships and expectations but it's not at all preachy. It's only after he gets caught by his girlfriend watching porn that he starts to re-evalute his priorities in life, but again, it doesn't follow your typical rom-com rules.

    The thing is with this film is that not only are the characters and the situations believable, it's also consistently very funny. There are quite a few belly laughs in there, most of which are provided by Tony Danza as Don's long suffering farther. He totally steals every scene that he's in and runs away with the entire film.

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt writes, directs and stars in the film. He's a serious acting talent anyway but this fine film shows that he's got a hell of a lot more to offer. All the actors in this are superb. Scarlett Johansson turns the sexiness up to 11 and if you're a fan, you'll definitely want to see her in this.

    A genuine feel good film made for adults. The script is witty and funny, the leads are charming and it doesn't feel the need to hammer home it's message at all. Superb!

    Edited by beastmaster at 18:42:38 17-11-2013
  • Tonka 18 Nov 2013 06:48:09 27,659 posts
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    Matt Damon is an ex-con trying to lead a normal life on a world gone to hell. The 1% sit smuggly in the sky and then theres an old childhood sweetheart with a sick daughter.

    Only way the plot will surprise you is if you're quite new to films. As if it wasn't enough to play it by numbers it glosses over some things and have some minor plot holes throughout.


    The world is amazing. It feels real. Last time something was this good at portraying a future was in Blade Runner. Too bad the script never raises above average.
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