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Thread: Wot films are you watching?
15-10-2011, 06:53 PM #181
15-10-2011, 07:07 PM #182
15-10-2011, 10:08 PM #183
Watched the full version of Leon - loved it. The extra scenes add a superb depth to both characters.
Driver on the other hand, I was not impressed. The writing was just... vacant. Gosling's deadpan performance didn't strike me as brilliant, it struck me as wooden and shallow. The cars had more character.
I followed up with another Luc Besson flick, From Paris with Love. Not a bad romp, Travolta manages to sell the off-the-rails agent despite a rather crappy babe in the woods style partnering with Jonathan Meyers.
16-10-2011, 10:37 AM #184
I really did not like The Expendables, it was so...dull. And i don't think a what's supposed to be a throwback to the 80s action movies should be that dull.
19-10-2011, 05:09 AM #185
So preachy it's irritating even for those who already share its ideology -- which goes beyond standard environmentalism to the more teleological fringe of the Gaia hypothesis -- but the footage more than makes up for it. Definitely one to see in Blu-Ray 1080p. The entire doco can be viewed (legally) on Youtube, albeit only in 720p.
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19-10-2011, 12:58 PM #186
Still a good film, but the dubbing is truly awful. Re-watch it subtitled if you can.
You seen Delicatessan? Same directors/writers. Very good, similar feel to City.
Also agree with you on Expendables. Despite a couple of high-lights I found it to be very disappointing overall. Actually preferred the A-Team remake, mainly due to Sharlto Copley.
19-10-2011, 05:28 PM #187
Captain America - Fun and entertaining, so very good pulp WW2 action hero film, made by the same director of The Rocketeer and really he should be making more films like this. He is very good at it. Everyone does the job very well, Hugo Weaving is really great as the villain and of course Tommy Lee Jones is awesome. Captain America is done very well, the story is very interesting and fun and it zips on at a nice speed. The technology they use is awesome 30s style(I've always loved that era to be honet) and definitely recommended. Can't wait for The Avengers.
You seen Delicatessan?
21-10-2011, 05:27 AM #188
23-10-2011, 02:12 AM #189
Watched Super 8 tonight, and really enjoyed it. I can't help thinking it's like E.T., Close Encounters, and The Goonies all rolled into one with a little more suspense/violence. The superb "play trailer" bonus content from Portal 2 worked better then any film clip for etching into the brain that I wanted to see this film, and the actual train crash scene really delivers on what we experienced in the demo.
Characters were ok, with some classic 70's tropes represented accordingly, but Abrams and Spielberg managed to pull it off without being over the top. I couldn't help but have a huge grin on my face most of the way through this, partly because I grew up in that era and partly because it's just a solid movie.
Be sure to stay through the credits, the amateur zombie film submission the kids were making gets played and is a hilarious nod toward both John Romero and Spielberg's own youth making films in his back yard.
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23-10-2011, 10:23 AM #190
The Girl Who Played With Fire - That was decent enough, still a bit of a slow paced thriller with pretty pictures unfortunately the actual case this time i don't think was as thrilling as the last movie and the pictures weren't as pretty. Pretty solid stuff, it is basically a nicer made version of all those crime dramas you see on the television just with a few feminist issues here and there. The actors are still pretty good with their roles. One of the villains is a little silly though, a big Aryan German dude that can't stand pain and is also connected to the girl character. That just goes in a bit of a silly direction. Also I'm surprised, it didn't really touch on that much the whole Eastern European sex slave thing, it was a very vague background why they were doing it but it never really came to the forefront, it might have been a bit more depressing but I would have liked the film to delve a bit more into it. All in all a solid film really.
24-10-2011, 03:16 AM #191
10-11-2011, 02:09 AM #192
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10-11-2011, 04:10 AM #193
Picked up Judas Kiss this weekend and was pleasantly surprised. Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson and the always super sexy Carla Gugino pull off a decent buddy cop style kidnapping-double cross mystery that was very enjoyable. Some great lines, including this gem:
Sadie Hawkins:- Let's get it out of the way then: you've never worked under a female superior before. I got to where I am by pushing paper and playing nice - I've never actually fired a gun before, I'm only in this job to prove to my father I'm not a coward. I give decent head, so I got promoted before all the worthy candidates, all of them men, all of them equally gifted at fellatio but there was a gender quota to fill. I'm also stupid and idealistic; you are hard and cynical, and usually right. I am secretly in love with you but I have a hard time showing it. Did I skip anything?
Dave Friedman:- You're a better driver than me, but I'm too proud to admit it.All times I have enjoyed greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those that loved me, and alone.
16-11-2011, 06:16 PM #194
Another doco, "We", about the speakings of Arundhati Roy. I've read some of her writings before - and just ordered her latest essay compilation 'The Shape of the Beast' - but remarkably until now I had yet to actually hear her speak. Her voice is remarkable in so many ways I don't have words for. There's not much to say about the zero-budget presentation save for the excellent music selection, the focus here is definitely on her words themselves. The trailer provides a decent taste of the experience:
16-11-2011, 06:41 PM #195
Let The Right One In - (The swedish one), really enjoyed it, appreciated the fact gore was a little less out in front then most films, definitely better that way when it comes to vampires. A lot left up to interpretation too which is always nice. The boy looked like a young Jimmy Saville mind.
17-11-2011, 09:49 AM #196
Wall-E- I love this film, I watched it on Blu-Ray and it just looks fantastic. It always gives me a warm heart at the end, its a perfect love story I have to say. The opening is absolutely awesome with pretty much no speech uttered and just the story is told with background elements and the characters animation. This is why I do 3D animation and it made me want to work more on my project. Also very good reference for my dissertation
18-11-2011, 09:33 PM #197
Watched a film called Stakeland on a recommendation from a friend, went in with pretty low expectations as it's a no-budget no stars Post-apocalyptic Zombie/Vampire hybrid, and well... it's certainly a damn sight better than I Am Legend.
I think it's possible the cinematography and direction elevate it above the script and performances, but the central male characters had a nicely understated surrogate father/son relationship. The guy playing the evil neo-Nazi was kind of awful though. Still I'd say it's definately worth a watch.
26-11-2011, 04:58 PM #198
The Thing 2011,didn't liked it at all and that CGI looked bad.
26-11-2011, 08:08 PM #199
I'm not watching anything, because every time I look at Netflix Watch Instantly I feel a lot like I do about my Steam library. My queue is filled with movies I "want to watch but not right now" and they seem to permanantly be in that state. Can anyone recommend something obscure? I feel like I've seen everything good and I can only re-watch 13 Assassins so many times.
26-11-2011, 08:30 PM #200
I currently have 50/50, Cowboys and Aliens, Immortals, On the Inside, My own Love Song, The Guard, and Our Idiot Brother queued up, but can't be bothered to watch any of them. I'm likely to start with My Own Love Song, because Forest Whitaker is amazing.All times I have enjoyed greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those that loved me, and alone.