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Old 02-01-2013, 19:47
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Pauvre Pierrot (1892) 7/10 October 28th 1892 at the Musée Grévin in Paris the French public gather to witness the opening of Charles-Émile Reynaud’s Théâtre Optique and see the first exhibition of his show billed as Pantomimes Lumineuses. Reynaud was a French Science teacher who took the Phenakistiscope and Zoetrope and improved upon them creating the Praxinoscope. The Théâtre Optique system, a large scale Praxinoscope, had been developed by Reynaud in 1888 and is believed to be the first usage of film perforations. With Reynaud acting as the projectionist behind a translucent screen three animated shorts were shown. Pauvre Pierrot, (Poor Pete), one of those shown, consisted of between 500 and 600 individually hand painted frames and tells the tale of two suitors each vying for a young girl’s affections but one suitor loses out when a trick is played on him and forces him to he give up and leave leaving the winner to jump with joy.

Blacksmith Scene (1893) 6/10 May 9th 1893 saw the first publicly shown film produced by Edison’s Kinetoscope. Shown at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, ‘Blacksmith Scene’ was shot by William Heise and directed by William Dickson together with the earliest known example of using actors. Produced in Edison’s new ‘Black Maria’ studio, the film shows three ‘Smiths’ working and sharing a drink. A year later in New York the first commercial motion picture house was opened utilizing the Kinetoscope. The parlor had ten machines each with a different movie and for 50 cents a viewer could see the entire bill. So successful was this that new parlors opened up in Chicago and San Francisco. Within the first year of commercialization Edison’s company made more than $85,000 profit.
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Old 02-01-2013, 21:57
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Dune (blue ray, US edition)

Ageing a bit now but love the story and music.

8/10
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Old 02-01-2013, 22:24
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Domestic Disturbance [2001]. Director: Harold Becker

4/10

12 year old boy takes on his homicidal psycho stepfather as the plot gets sillier and sillier.
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Old 02-01-2013, 22:35
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Life of Pi - 3/10
Yawn, yawwwwn and need I say YAWN! I don't really like animals so that's like 89% of the movie right there.
I remember reading the book for school like ten years ago but even then it was just one of those forced academic readings.
The three is only because there were a few "LOL" moments.

Django Unchained - 6/10
I couldn't believe it was nearly three hours long! I kept thinking, is it finished yet? Is it finished noooow? It was a run of the mill, gory, Tarantino film. I personally didn't find it thought-provoking or controversial. That being said, it wasn't too bad for a Western movie.
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Old 02-01-2013, 23:34
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The Machinist - 9/10
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Old 02-01-2013, 23:52
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The Tale Zatoichi Continues (Zoku Zatoichi monogatari (1962) 8/10
The House (A Casa) (1997) 7/10
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Old 03-01-2013, 00:22
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On TV: 'Bridget Jones's Diary' - 5/5
On DVD: 'Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back' - 4.5/5
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:49
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Resident Evil 5 - 1/10

The point where even I can no longer defend it. It's like Sucker Punch, but without the knowledge that it is totally shit.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:10
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Destination Moon - 8/10 - interesting film made 19 years before the first actual manned flight to the moon, very enjoyable film
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:47
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Goodfellas 10/10
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:13
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The Sword in the Stone - 7/10 - very nice Disney film, not one of my favourites but still good
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Old 03-01-2013, 15:30
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Pillow Talk (1959) - 7/10
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Old 03-01-2013, 16:06
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Watched Monsters last night. An enjoyable movie created on a budget of £500,000. Not your average "run and scream" alien invasion type film. Instead the people within the "infected zone" live alongside the alien visitors. Not your typical Hollywood blockbuster but worth a watch.
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Old 03-01-2013, 16:30
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Busy Christmas for films, with mostly rubbish Xmas TV I got a chance to catch up on films I had yet to see.

Rope (1948) Hichcock- Saw it when I was a teenager, but could not remember it at all, very enjoyable and smart if a little dated. 6/10

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Wes Anderson, for some reason I thought I would not enjoy this. I avoided media reviews when it was released but somehow took the notion it was not Andersons finest hour. It was SO good, the visuals were superb and it had the directors usual quirkiness in abundance, but I also felt that the central story of teenage love hit just the right notes. 9/10

Beasts of the Southern Wild is a 2012 American fantasy by Benh Zeitlin, I was expecting this to be like Pans Labyrinth, but it put me much more in mind of the 2002 New Zealand film Whale Rider. It is fantastical, but full of heart. Cannot recommend it enough. 10/10

Ted, Seth McFarlane 2012, SO funny, way better than I expected, genuinely laugh out loud, only thing is
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Great performances by two leads. I will add that my expectations were low, so maybe I am over hyping how good it is, due to lowered expectations. 7.5/10
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:23
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Count the Hours (1953) B&W. Simple but effective story - 7/10
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:27
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Confessions of a Shopaholic...not my normal choice of film at all..in fact the total opposite but I had 3 hours to myself for the first time since the children broke up from school before Christmas and I chilled!!!!..7/10..it was quite funny.
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:40
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Von Ryan's Express. It wouldn't be the festive season without it. Standard war movie with Frank Sinatra leading a bunch of POWs in an escape involving a train. Not bad for passing the time and it is slightly different from that usual type of film because of it's ending. 6.5/10
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Old 03-01-2013, 21:12
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The Prestige. I've seen it countless times, but I still have difficulty understanding the ending! 10/10.
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Old 03-01-2013, 21:45
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Shadowlands
Anthony Hopkins and Deborah winger

Fantastic film, modern filmmakers should take note that its all in the story and the acting. Hopkins is heartbreakingly good.

9/10
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Old 03-01-2013, 22:31
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Shadowlands
Anthony Hopkins and Deborah winger

Fantastic film, modern filmmakers should take note that its all in the story and the acting. Hopkins is heartbreakingly good.

9/10
Wonderful film
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:10
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Catch me if you can 8/10
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:29
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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

10/10
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:39
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True Grit (2010)

As someone who has never been a fan of the Coen brothers and takes a very dim view of Westerns, it's fair to say i wasn't expecting a great deal from this film but WOW, I couldn't have been more wrong!

Superbly scripted, beautifully shot and directed and capped off with two truly stunning performances from Jeff Bridges and the mesmerising 14 year old newcomer Hailee Steinfeld this film is an absolute joy, would recommend to anyone! 10/10
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:48
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Mrs Brown - 8/10 - lovely film, very well acted, Judi Dench was simply fabulous as Queen Victoria & surprisingly Billy Connolly was very good as Mr Brown
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Old 04-01-2013, 00:38
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Beowulf

8/10 - Great movie, awesome visual effects and great voice acting. Would've liked a more solid ending, but an enjoyable movie.
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