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Old 26-07-2013, 15:23
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The Warriors

This 1979 film is STILL the greatest "gang" movie ever made (to me anyway). It's as close to perfect as you can get. I loved the various gangs in it - the baseball furies are a standout of course. And the opening credit when the Coney Island Wonder Wheel appears onscreen gives you an uneasy vibe thanks to the brief creepy music. I was surprised to learn that all the gang members in the park scene (where Cyrus makes his speech) are real. It turns out that director Walter Hill requested it. And among the gang members were undercover cops who were dressed up as gangs. They were there to make sure no trouble occurred during the filming of that scene.

The version I watched is the original theatrical one. I still haven't seen the director's cut which has the comic-book style panels that many have complained about. I'm really curious about this one. Anyway, I highly recommend this film.
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Old 26-07-2013, 22:27
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Singin' in the Rain (1952) - 9/10
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Old 26-07-2013, 23:11
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Frances Ha, 9/10
Best film I've seen this year, incredibly heart warming, I didn't want it to end, utterly charming.
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Old 26-07-2013, 23:41
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Contagion.

8/10

Very disturbing, very unsettling.
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Old 27-07-2013, 06:58
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The Wolverine 4.5/10

Formularic predictable, bit silly and full of plotholes and continuity issues.
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Old 27-07-2013, 10:35
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The Kids Are All Right - 7/10 - enjoyable enough, a bit slow at times, but great performances from all the main cast.
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Old 27-07-2013, 14:56
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Wrath of the Titans - 6.5 ish / 10 I'm still not sure if I enjoyed this or not. It seemed to have the quest credentials of a classic Sinbad type movie but there's something dry about the CGI monsters instead of Ray Harryhausen skellingtons somehow. Then it seemed to be a lot of big set piece noisy battles. It didn't really hold my interest.

Savages - 6/10. Despite a couple of big names and a promise of violence and action is was a bit slow and I never really cared whether the 3 main protagonists died or not. Hayek's fringe was appalling.

The Edge of Darkness - 6.5/10 - Political thriller with Mel Gibson demonstrating grief by walking about in a trench coat and not swinging his arms. Ray Winstone's sinister English fixer didn't require him to break sweat to be the highlight of the movie.
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Old 27-07-2013, 21:47
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Just watched Dying Breed ( from Poundland )

not bad for a quid, and was Australian with the guy from Wolf Creek who played Ben Mitchell ..( (Australian films are quite good )
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Old 27-07-2013, 21:54
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Sweet Vengeance (2012) 6/10
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Old 27-07-2013, 22:27
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Snow White and the Huntsman - 6.5/10 I'd have probably quite enjoyed it for 2 from my local video shop in 1983 when I was enjoying a sword and sandals phase.
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Old 27-07-2013, 22:51
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Stoker - 8.5/10

Looked gorgeous, acted so well, but just lacking something and I'm not sure what.
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Old 27-07-2013, 23:45
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The Edge of Darkness - 6.5/10 - Political thriller with Mel Gibson demonstrating grief by walking about in a trench coat and not swinging his arms. Ray Winstone's sinister English fixer didn't require him to break sweat to be the highlight of the movie.
Indeed. Dir. Martin Campbell directed the original TV series on which this was based - truly great, landmark telly etc.

Man of Steel

Boom! Bang! Swoon! 8/10

World War Z

Grr! Eek! Shhh! 7/10

Pacific Rim

Clang! Grind! Phut! 5/10
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Old 28-07-2013, 00:08
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The Prisoner Of Shark Island (1936) 8/10
Rio Grande (1950)7.5/10
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Old 28-07-2013, 00:40
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Con Air 9/10 .. " put the bunny back in the box ! "...brilliant !

Footloose 1984 8/10 havent seen the recent version but the origional is always the best !...touching sweet film !

War Games 7/10 laughed at the dated computers in this film but it still hits a spot !

Dracula AD 1972 7/10 not as good as the old Drac films but still good !
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Old 28-07-2013, 00:44
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The Sweeney 2/10
So all the Flying Squad ever did was beat people to a pulp whilst calling them a slag - is that police work!. 30 years out of date and a theme tune thats just a horrible noise.
On the plus side some of the night shots of london were beautiful.
I'll be picking the film tonight me thinks
Love the origional Sweeney films paticular the brilliant 2nd one but this is terrible !
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Old 28-07-2013, 03:23
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Watched 2 films tonight Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 7/10 and In a Better World.8/10
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Old 28-07-2013, 08:08
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Behind the candelabra

Loved rob lowe!
7/10
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Old 28-07-2013, 13:07
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watched Gremlins 2 this morning

first one was rather cute, this one was rather ugly lol
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Old 28-07-2013, 18:31
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One Hundred and One Dalmations [1961]. Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton S. Luske & Clyde Geronimi

7/10

The Disney "classic"

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Stolen Lives [2009]. Director: Anders Anderson

5/10

Abducted kid yarn tries to mix 2 cases over 2 time frames and gets a bit muddled.

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Pauline la Plage [1983]. Director: Eric Rohmer

8/10

Another elegant and beautiful Rohmer tale of relationships gone wrong.
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Old 28-07-2013, 20:18
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The Colony 5/10
The Wolverine 7.5/10
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Old 28-07-2013, 20:22
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Monsters University - 5/10
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Old 28-07-2013, 20:49
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Hick - 6/10
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Old 28-07-2013, 21:32
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Boy Wonder. Enjoyed it, prob give it 8/10
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Old 28-07-2013, 22:30
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Man of Steel, so much better than I expected, been avoiding this until I ran out of stuff to watch, as I am not a big Superman fan, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Far more so than World War Z and Pacific Rim, which I had been looking forward to so much. 8/10

World War Z, crappy ending, setting up for a sequel, some nice set pieces but lacking overall. 7/10


Pacific Rim, disappointing but funny in places 5/10
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Old 29-07-2013, 06:00
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Wrath of the Titans (2012) 3/10
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