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Old 11-02-2013, 01:13
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Psycho ... for about the 20th time. Still 10/10
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:43
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Just watched Silver Linings Playbook. Not bad.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:35
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"Tower Block" 8/10

This was the first time I've seen Sheridan Smith in a serious role - she was brilliant as always! The plot was far-fetched at times but overall it is a great thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat - we really enjoyed it here!

Also saw "A Lonely Place To Die" 8/10 - Another thriller I'd highly recommend!
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:50
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Flight .. loved it 10/10
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:18
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My Soul To Take (2010)

I'd heard nothing about this film before I watched it. Having seen it, I supposed it was by a first-time director who, despite having some talent and knowing how to shoot some good-looking footage, doesn't really know what he's doing. What could have been a superior slasher film is scuppered by a confusing narrative and some very dodgy acting.

I was very surprised to discover subsequently that it was written and directed by Wes Craven.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:53
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New/Newish films I've seen recently

V.H.S - 6/10 Quite good.It's like Creepshow in that as it's essentially 5 short horror films none of them are long enough to outstay their welcome.

Sinister - 6/10 Again quite good,but not as eventful or creepy as Insidious (or the first half of Insidious anyway).

Looper - 5/10 It's ok ... I was a bit bored to be honest.

Berberian Sound Studio - 4/10 I was so disappointed with this.I love the films it's paying homage to (Dario Argento etc) but found it boring and it seemed to get nonsensical for the sake of it (even after reading online interpretations of the end I still think meh!).

Frankenweenie - 6/10 Not as good as I was expecting.No where near as good as the Toy Story films,Wall-E etc.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - 6/10 Nice enough.Sort of like Let The Right One In but without Vampires (no where near as good as LTROI though).

Argo - 6/10 Way over hyped in my opinion,but not a bad film ... just not a great one either.

Martha Marcy May Marlene 5/10 Ok I suppose.I had heard it was disturbing and sinister,but didn't find it so,it was just a bit boring IMO.

Old/Older films I've seen recently

Ginger Snaps (2000) - 7/10 To my surprise I really liked this.I thought the cast were great and really likeable,had good effects (for the budget) and a good script/story.The hour and fifty mins runtime flew by.

The Boys From Brazil (1978) - 5/10 After hearing the wacky plot synopsis of this I was expecting it to be far more entertaining,but found it quite bland.Ironically if I hadn't heard/known anything about it and gone into it blind I probably would have liked it more (what it's famous for that everyone always mentions is a major plot spoiler IMO ).

Irreversible (2002) - 8/10 Still nearly as disturbing as the first time I saw it (which left me rattled for days).A master-class in terrorising the viewer.

Dr Strangelove (1964) - 10/10 The best satirical comedy ever made IMO.All of the characters are larger than life and unforgettable,and it's a world away in style from the lame humour we get served to us today.I've seen it loads of times but just got it on Blu-ray for Christmas and have seen it twice already

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) - 8/10 Loved this.It has this eery atmosphere that you could cut with a knife.It reminded me a bit of Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (but better).
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:48
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John dies at the end :

I'm not sure I really "got it", but it seemed ok. 5/10.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:54
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Elizabeth [1998]. Director: Shekhar Kapur

6/10

I found this a bit of mess. Fussy direction full of daft camera angles, comic casting (Kathy Burke as Queen Mary, Angus Deayton as some court official, Eric Cantona as the French ambassador, Wayne Sleep as - what else - a dance tutor), a fanciful screenplay and Elgar's Nimrod bizarrely blaring out over the climax. The Aussies (Blanchett and Rush) won the Baftas but Christopher Eccleston stood out for me as the main baddie. He's briefly re-united with his Our Friends from the North co-star Daniel Craig who plays an emissary from the Pope with a licence to kill.
I couldnt possibly agree with you about Elizabeth. For me, despite it being historically inaccurate, I rate this film quite highly. The music played during the very final scene and credits is actually Mozart's Requiem. The Nimrod music was played during the execution of Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk.

I thought it was a great effort all round. Must admit, I do agree with you about Christopher Eccleston though, he played a really good part, so did Daniel Craig. His torture scene was pretty horrible to watch, extremely well done though.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:57
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Old/Older films I've seen recently

Ginger Snaps (2000) - 7/10 To my surprise I really liked this.I thought the cast were great and really likeable,had good effects (for the budget) and a good script/story.The hour and fifty mins runtime flew by.
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I remember watching Ginger Snaps a number of years ago and being shocked at how much I enjoyed it. Especially as it wasn't a big movie either.

Another film which is low budget and with a similar-ish theme is Dog Soldiers (2002) which I personally preferred. I think this was mainly because it was more to my sense of humour. If you haven't seen it, (ignore the cover which doesn't do it justice) I would recommend watching this too.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:57
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The other night, I watched The Trollenberg Terror. A rather dated Quatermass style of horror movie set amidst the Alps. Starred Forrest Tucker, with Janet Munro and Jennifer Jayne, both well known actresses from the 1950s and early 1960s.

Pretty slow start, but good final thirty minutes, especially with the one eyed monsters which were laughable! Good entertainment though.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:59
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Earth v Flying Saucers 8/10 ..silly but hugely entertaining 50s sci-fi movie !...mind the rocket scenes early in the film look very much like news reel photos of German V rockets in the last war !
I saw this film during the early 1960s and was impressed. Very dated now though, and yes the early films were of the German V Rockets being tested.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:00
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I'm watching Mean Girls at the moment. I still love this film.
I assume the film you are referring to is the one starring Lindsay Lohan? I quite enjoyed it too.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:46
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Quadrophenia (1979)

really cool film that still has an edge even though its over 30 years old and it launched the careers of a lot of British actors. 8/10.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:56
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I remember watching Ginger Snaps a number of years ago and being shocked at how much I enjoyed it. Especially as it wasn't a big movie either.

Another film which is low budget and with a similar-ish theme is Dog Soldiers (2002) which I personally preferred. I think this was mainly because it was more to my sense of humour. If you haven't seen it, (ignore the cover which doesn't do it justice) I would recommend watching this too.
Thanks.I haven't seen it so may check it out
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:28
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Watched "The Shining" again. Doesn't ever seem to become stale to me. Classic.
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Old 11-02-2013, 18:04
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the signal

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Old 11-02-2013, 18:37
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I assume the film you are referring to is the one starring Lindsay Lohan? I quite enjoyed it too.
That's the one
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:28
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zero dark thirty.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:31
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I am Slave - 7/10
Milk. Sean Penn at his usual best - 8/10
Dreams of a Life. Watched for the second time in week to try to get it out of my system.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:35
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Watching the Woman in Black as I finally got round to it. Although I was really reluctant as I thought it was going to be petrifying. In the first 30 mins, nothing happens but probably later on it will definitely be more scary. I will post score when it finishes
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:54
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Cloudy with a chance of meatballs.

Brilliant. 9/10
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:29
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Lockout(2012) 6/10
Cyrus(2010) 8/10
Freddy got fingered(2001) 7/10

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Old 11-02-2013, 23:52
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Holy Motors (2012) 5/10
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Old 11-02-2013, 23:58
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Cosmopolis, I really don't know how to rate it. I nearly quit after the first 40 minutes as there were some boring monologues, but it got more interesting around the half-way mark. It was very stylishly directed, but I don't think I could watch it again, as it was very dull in parts.
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Old 12-02-2013, 13:37
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Lover Come Back (1961) - 7/10
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