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Old 10-11-2013, 23:43
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I watched The World's End earlier too. I liked it but agree with bbclassics that it's the weakest of the three. I thought the fight scenes were overly long and dull and the ending didn't really work for me but other than that...7/10

Enter the Void - I found some of the scenes in this mindblowing and even though it's long I thought it was pretty enthralling throughout. It's easy to see why Harmony Korine wanted Benoit Debie to work on Spring Breakers. So much neon! 9/10
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Old 11-11-2013, 00:34
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Quantum of Solace

Brutal Bond Biffs Bully-Boy Baddies in razor-sharp 'Royale resumption. Craig-haters - choke on it. He f*ckin' rules in this. 8/10

Rescue Dawn

Sprightly shot POW drama aided by excellent performances from Christian Bale and Steve Zahn. Engrossing enough as these things go, but it's difficult to ascertain what drew Werner Herzog to it. 7/10
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:03
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A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Compared to the original film, this one had better acting, better effects, and a slightly better makeup FX for Freddie. But that's about it. The story is so-so and the movie as a whole is pretty damn boring. I nearly fell asleep but then I remembered that it's not such a good idea.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:29
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The Hobbit, better than i was expecting, although that is mainly becuase the places i frequent on the interweb mostly hated it.

First 40 mins were a bit slow and there was far too much CGI, everything looked too plasticy and bright. It won't age well, kinda how The Phantom Menace looks like shit now, even compared to RotJ, which made better use of practical effects and models.

The fights had no sense of danger, they managed to fight their way through countless goblins, wargs etc with no problem and Gandalf was basically a walking Deus Ex Machina (although that annoyed me about the book too...)

Also, the dwarves prosthetics and hair was...weird, particularly the more extravagant ones, I dunno, I just didn't like the design and it seemed too comical.

Sounds like I'm moaning a lot but I did really enjoy it :P
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:32
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Day of the Jackal (1973) Edward Fox as a ruthlessly efficient assassin hired to kill President de Gaulle and Michel Lonsdale as the detective on his trail. A tense thriller directed by Fred Zinneman. 8/10

Slap Shot (1977) Funny, foul-mouthed and violent comedy about failing ice-hockey team led by Paul Newman, that finds success when they ignore the rules and concentrate on fighting rather than hockey. 8/10
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:37
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So Undercover - Was expecting it to be terrible as its Miley Cyrus/straight to Dvd but was on Sky on Demand so gave it a watch and was really suprised, good plot, unexpected twists and a good light hearted action comedy.
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Old 11-11-2013, 15:55
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Three last films by director Koji Wakamatsu, who's best known for making politically provoking films like Caterpillar, United Red Army and Ecstasy of the Angels; for being hailed as the most culturally important director of the pink film genre (during the 1960s), and for producing controversial films like Nagisa Oshima's In the Realm of the Senses). He died from injuries incurred from a road accident last October. He was 71.

11:25: The Day Mishima Chose His Own Fate (2011) - 5/10
It's essentially a showcase of various characters' politically ideological opinions and ideas, weaving through events during Mishima's last four years. The low grade is largely due to my indifference towards the subject as a whole. Arata (unusually, credited as Arata Iura in this film) does a decent job as Mishima, though. My three colleagues rate it as 9/10 and the fourth colleague rates it as 4/10. Note: 11:25 refers to a date in the Japanese dating format: 1970/11/25 (1970 November 25).

Kaien Hoteru Buruu (Petrel House Blue) (2012) - 3/10
Based on Yoichi Funado's crime novel Kaien Hotel in Blue, a robber goes to a coastal town to track down his partner in crime whom he wants to kill for betraying him, and meets a mysterious woman named Rika, who may be on the run and blah blah blah. It's basically a noir film with a dream-like quality, but it didn't work for me. Wrong mood, I suppose.

The Millennial Rapture (2012) - 6/10
Wakamatsu's final film. Based on Kenji Nakagami's anthology-like novel, a dying elderly woman recalls the days of one coastal town where a family attempts, during the 1930s and next few decades, to get on with their lives while being segregated from the rest of Japan as 'hamlet people' (the lowest of the lowest class), but bad luck and emotions get in the way. In spite of its strong folksy tone, it borders on being a pink film at times, but a reasonably good note for Wakamatsu to leave on.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:14
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Mrs Caldicots Cabbage War ..9/10 ..superb performance from Pauline Collins reminicant of her role in Shirley Valentine ..bitter sweet .touching and emotional ...lovely film !

Quatermass and the Pit 1967..10/10

The Devil Rides Out 1968 ...10/10

2 of Hammers finest IMO !
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:17
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I loved that film. The take-off for some reason scared me as a kid. I can't remember why. I ought to watch it again. Let's hope it is on DVD.

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Yup, it is. Also got The Day The Earth Caught Fire, H.G. Wells's First Men In The Moon, and Fantastic Voyage (blu-ray!). It'll be so groovy.
Yes The Day The Earth Caught Fire is one of my favourites aswell I love the 50s 60s sci fi stuff the poor special effects make them much more interesting than the crap cgi stuff now !
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:52
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Fear and Desire [1953]. Director: Stanley Kubrick

6/10

Yes, it's pretentious twaddle, but it's Stanley Kubrick's pretentious twaddle (his first feature). The dialogue and acting are a mess but it looks great. I did keep expecting Rod Serling to appear as it has a Twilight Zone feel to it.
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Old 12-11-2013, 13:05
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Six Days Seven Nights [1998]

6/10

Didn't like this much at the time but it is growing on me.
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Old 12-11-2013, 13:41
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Ben-Hur (1959) - 8/10
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Old 12-11-2013, 22:07
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As I Lay Dying (2013) - About as good an adaptation as is possible of the book, though I didn't really get the use of the split screen. It's also got a bit of a 'tv movie' feel to it but that's probably budget related - it seems quite the labour of love from Franco otherwise. 7/10
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Old 12-11-2013, 23:02
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Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring - all those years and no-one could find any oil for that creaky door? It was driving me mad!
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Old 12-11-2013, 23:47
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I Was Here (Mina olin siin) (2008) 8/10
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Old 13-11-2013, 09:34
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Thirteen Days (2000) Political drama based on the Cuban Missile Crisis starring Kevin Costner. The movie really brings home how close we came to a nuclear war, scary stuff. 7.5/10
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Old 13-11-2013, 10:38
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ROSEWOOD LANE 3/10 - could have been much much better
SNATCH 9/10
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Old 13-11-2013, 12:58
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Killer Elite [2011]. Director: Gary McKendry

7/10

Mercenaries and the SAS chase each other around as viewers decide who (if any) the good guys are. Ranulph Fiennes (who is a character in the film) claimed this as factual in his book "The Feather Men" which "inspired" this movie.
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Old 13-11-2013, 13:41
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starstruck. basically an advert for the actors' studio in 50s new york. susan strasberg is on screen most of the time and is very beautiful but whiney and irritating and a poor actor.

of interest because she was maralyn monroe's personal drama coach during making The Prince and The Showgirl and hugely pissed off lawrence olivier who found her insufferable. as recounted in "the prince the showgirl and me" book (very good read) and recent film.

this was on bbc2 weekend earlly moning. these weekend early morning old films the beeb has recently started showing have included quite a few "minor masterpieces" and are worth watching out for .....
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Old 13-11-2013, 18:11
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A Monster in Paris - 5.5/10 Cute film

Murder on the Orient Express - 5/10
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Old 13-11-2013, 19:15
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Zero Dark Thirty
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Old 13-11-2013, 19:18
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Thor: The Dark World - Good action mixed with good humour.

8/10 from me.
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:36
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The Great Gatsby with Leonardo Dicaprio - not a patch on the Robert Redford & Mia Farrow portrayal, too exaggerated imho, I read the book and this version was not what I imagined the film to be.
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Old 13-11-2013, 21:49
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Zero Dark Thirty

Thought it was excellent, with a surprisingly good score too. The actual mission itself at the end is quiet and restrained, but the tension is absolutely palpable. You know how it ends, but that doesn't stop you wanting to go along for the ride.
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Old 13-11-2013, 22:23
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Zero Dark Thirty - I wasn't expecting much given it was from Bigelow who gave us The Hurt Locker which I thought was properly average. I gave this an hour and gave up.
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