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Forum: Movies 29-01-2015, 10:50
Replies: 79
Views: 4,990
Posted By Johnny Clay
As I said in an earlier post, Titanic (along with...

As I said in an earlier post, Titanic (along with LotR) were perhaps the last major examples of films entering the across-the-board collective awareness. That Avatar perhaps hasn't is, as I said, a...
Forum: Movies 27-01-2015, 20:11
Replies: 79
Views: 4,990
Posted By Johnny Clay
So are these the factors that affords something...

So are these the factors that affords something continual pop-culture relevance then? More than likely I suppose, but it beggars the question relevant to whom? We hear the term wide audience bandied...
Forum: Movies 27-01-2015, 19:36
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By Johnny Clay
Move along, please. Nothing to see here...

Move along, please. Nothing to see here...
Forum: Movies 26-01-2015, 20:22
Replies: 8,507
Views: 423,799
Posted By Johnny Clay
The Day of the Jackal Edward Fox hunts gallic...

The Day of the Jackal

Edward Fox hunts gallic blood in cracking old school thriller that ticks like a time-bomb throughout. Fred Zinnemann's absorbing, no-nonsense direction merits much applause....
Forum: Movies 26-01-2015, 19:44
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Johnny Clay
From Boxofficemojo: "Mordecai blew away...

From Boxofficemojo: "Mordecai blew away expectations this weekend with a stunning $70.5m debut. The jaunty Johnny Depp-starrer reduced American Sniper to second..."

I'm lying of course. It clocked...
Forum: Movies 18-01-2015, 21:41
Replies: 76
Views: 3,613
Posted By Johnny Clay
An issue of crucial importance no doubt. For all...

An issue of crucial importance no doubt.

For all the money these things make, you have to ask who they're making it from. I'm not saying that it's the same crowd turning up for each, but they're...
Forum: Movies 18-01-2015, 21:03
Replies: 8,507
Views: 423,799
Posted By Johnny Clay
I say, let's get hitched.. The Birds But what...

I say, let's get hitched..

The Birds

But what does it mean? Did Tippi Hedren really bring them with her? She brought the lovebirds, who remain unscathed throughout. As fascinating a horror as we've...
Forum: Movies 18-01-2015, 20:43
Replies: 40
Views: 1,758
Posted By Johnny Clay
Absolute cack.

Absolute cack.
Forum: Movies 18-01-2015, 11:32
Replies: 51
Views: 3,426
Posted By Johnny Clay
Along with Oscar glory in its sights, it's...

Along with Oscar glory in its sights, it's proving a direct hit with US audiences.

Enjoyed a huge $30m friday and there's a potential $80m opening weekend (both records for January, apparently).
Forum: Movies 16-01-2015, 18:48
Replies: 76
Views: 3,613
Posted By Johnny Clay
Which is roughly one every five weeks. Of...

Which is roughly one every five weeks.

Of course, some of these will be clustered together in the schedules during the summer months or whenever, so there may be at least some respite here and...
Forum: Movies 15-01-2015, 00:07
Replies: 8,507
Views: 423,799
Posted By Johnny Clay
Resident Evil Various c-listers pose with...

Resident Evil

Various c-listers pose with machine guns in cheap-looking, studio-bound, zombie nonsense that spawned a surprisingly durable series. Were the characters in the game this paper-thin?...
Forum: Movies 14-01-2015, 23:49
Replies: 79
Views: 4,990
Posted By Johnny Clay
A rather cheeky cheat here as your figures...

A rather cheeky cheat here as your figures represent the US only (how else can Avatar slip from $2.7bn to a mere $785m? :p)

The full worldwide inflation adjusted top ten as of 2011 (wiki):

1 Gone...
Forum: Movies 14-01-2015, 10:05
Replies: 67
Views: 6,896
Posted By Johnny Clay
New trailer:...

New trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZoO8QVMxkk

Not that much new to see, but doubtless it'll keep fans happy.
Forum: Movies 12-01-2015, 21:18
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By Johnny Clay
Very true. And Against All Odds is a bad film...

Very true. And Against All Odds is a bad film that works too. But it brings to the fore one of my recurring complaints about modern cinema - that the old craftmanship that draws us in despite...
Forum: Movies 12-01-2015, 20:48
Replies: 79
Views: 4,990
Posted By Johnny Clay
An interesting article for sure, but the 'rabid...

An interesting article for sure, but the 'rabid following' of other modern franchises is a rather limited barometer to gauge from. A film that makes $2bn in international markets alone is perhaps...
Forum: Movies 12-01-2015, 19:46
Replies: 8,507
Views: 423,799
Posted By Johnny Clay
Not a perfect film by any means, but still a...

Not a perfect film by any means, but still a fine, creepy chiller. Shame people carry on as if its errors are all that's to it. 8/10 agreed.

A Lonely Place to Die

Ramblers rumble complex kiddie...
Forum: Movies 11-01-2015, 12:45
Replies: 53
Views: 4,332
Posted By Johnny Clay
^ Yeah, why not. I like it when people post a...

^ Yeah, why not. I like it when people post a more in-depth view and I like doing it myself.
Forum: Movies 11-01-2015, 12:22
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By Johnny Clay
Which is generally a sign of good film-making.

Which is generally a sign of good film-making.
Forum: Movies 10-01-2015, 23:48
Replies: 53
Views: 4,332
Posted By Johnny Clay
Another case of high hopes dashed here...

Another case of high hopes dashed here too.

Firstly, as the Schultz brothers Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum are both tremendous and genuinely convince as siblings. Tatum's inate sadness is...
Forum: Movies 10-01-2015, 22:25
Replies: 8,507
Views: 423,799
Posted By Johnny Clay
Contraband Mark Wahlberg does the smuggling in...

Contraband

Mark Wahlberg does the smuggling in one-last-job crime thriller. It ends both too cutely and too messily, but has already proved itself a cut above others in the same pool thanks to its...
Forum: Movies 10-01-2015, 22:11
Replies: 63
Views: 4,609
Posted By Johnny Clay
True, but circumstances have changed somewhat...

True, but circumstances have changed somewhat since then. Post-Avengers has seen all the stand-alone releases receive significant increases in revenue. And though hurling a new property like Ant-Man...
Forum: Movies 08-01-2015, 11:41
Replies: 69
Views: 3,182
Posted By Johnny Clay
I had doubts when it first started (can it be...

I had doubts when it first started (can it be that good?) until a friend showed the difference between the Wall-e DVD - decent enough of course - and the BR.

Jaw/floor.

So yeah, go for it. But...
Forum: Movies 08-01-2015, 11:26
Replies: 518
Views: 23,286
Posted By Johnny Clay
Depends on how you view adapting. Like myself,...

Depends on how you view adapting. Like myself, perhaps the Guild felt that Guardians had transported a comic-book-type narrative to the big screen with far more wit & panache than others of the genre...
Forum: Movies 07-01-2015, 19:32
Replies: 40
Views: 2,292
Posted By Johnny Clay
^ Yes, very true. There lies the danger. Let's...

^ Yes, very true. There lies the danger.

Let's hope he gets a chance to prove himself again - assuming he wants to of course.
Forum: Movies 07-01-2015, 19:15
Replies: 40
Views: 2,292
Posted By Johnny Clay
True, but what else in on offer for him? You can...

True, but what else in on offer for him? You can see him doing these actioners to keep his profile up and maybe get better, classier roles later on. You do hear about roles for the more elderly...
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