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Old 23-12-2012, 09:06
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I stocked up on a bunch of movies over the next few days, I kind of like to have a selection of movies to keep me going for a few days (certainly would never rely on TV for entertainment these days).


So these are the movies I got recently...probably a bit of an eccentric selection...


Total Recall remake (actually a replacement blu ray, had sound dropout problems with the first version, and still seees to be happening on, so have not really been able towatch it properly)

Stolen - Nic Cage kidnap drama

Resident Evil Retribution

Sometimes a Great Notion - obscure but highly regarded drama directed by Paul Newman.

The Outfit - excellent 70's mafia thriller with Robert Duvall, Joe Don Baker.

Prime Cut - another cult 70's thriller with Gene Hackman, Lee Marvin and Sissy Spacek in her first screen role.

Plus series 4 of In The Loop which I have not yet seen on tv, and that's me sorted for christmas.


So what are other peoples movie viewing plans?
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Old 23-12-2012, 09:21
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After an abudance of kids films and Christmas ones ( Polar Express, Elf etc etc),

Dark Shadows, Loopers, Glengarry Glenn Ross, Dredd.. then at the pictures, The Hobbit and Reacher.
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Old 23-12-2012, 09:27
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After an abudance of kids films and Christmas ones ( Polar Express, Elf etc etc),

Dark Shadows, Loopers, Glengarry Glenn Ross, Dredd.. then at the pictures, The Hobbit and Reacher.
Looper isn't out till January 31st? (It's out soon or a few days ago in the States though)...
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Old 23-12-2012, 09:41
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I already have Looper, the US version.

They can sometimes be released on import in the UK a week or so before the actual US street date. In fact most of the movies I bought above are US blu rays and dvd's.
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Old 23-12-2012, 09:51
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I already have Looper, the US version.

They can sometimes be released on import in the UK a week or so before the actual US street date. In fact most of the movies I bought above are US blu rays and dvd's.
I assumed he'd have imported it, I was just asking...

I tend not to import stuff unless I have/want to, and since the bonus features on Looper are almost identical, but we get better artwork and a steelbook, I don't mind waiting...
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Old 23-12-2012, 10:08
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Tomo I'm going to watch

The Nightmare Before Christmas BBC2
Who Framed Roger Rabbit BBC2
Home Alone 2 CH4
Lady and the Tramp BBC1
A Christmas Carol BBC1
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Old 23-12-2012, 10:28
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I've bought myself:

Elf
Prometheus
Amazing Spider Man
Brave
Arthur Christmas

And I've finally got the Star Wars trilogy on BR so I'm going to start on that today!
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Old 23-12-2012, 12:05
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Last night watched the Return of the Jedi BR while I cleared our spare room for Christmas guests, put me in a really good mood until the revised ending song and Hayden Christiansen's stupid, inane, "can't believe I've lucked out and elbowed my way in to such an iconic scene" grin.

Tonight while I do the rest of the house I may go for Alien or Return Of The King, or something else, not sure what.

Christmas eve with the missus wrapping presents will probably go with Mary Poppins or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Christmas day morning with my nieces may end up being something like High School Musical, or Twilight, or One Direction the movie (if that even exists yet). Later in the day once I get home I'm hoping for Prometheus or The Dark Knight Rises.
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Old 23-12-2012, 12:31
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Mad Max 2 yesterday
The Terminator today (new Blu Ray version looks great, big improvement over the previous version)
Batman Returns on Christmas Eve
Not sure about Christmas Day, probably whatever OH wants to watch (if anything at all).
Then from Boxing Day to Hogmany; I'm undecided between The LotR EE trilogy (a disc per night) or the Avengers Phase 1 movies (x6).
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Old 23-12-2012, 12:34
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I am planning on watching:

- Big Bang Theory Season 6 (I have been recording this from E4)
- Dr Who Christmas Special
- whatever takes my fancy on Love Films or my DVD/Blu-ray collection
- if I can get hold of it, I will watch Dredd too.
- I am also working through The Shield so I will watch this too.

Sorry, this has ended up being more about series than films!
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Old 23-12-2012, 12:40
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well i watch the soaps first Then when im ready for bed, bathed etc, i will settle down and watch one of my horror dvd's..nice
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Old 23-12-2012, 18:27
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Hope for the best from Sky. Be disappointed. Find a re-run of a Die Hard and/or a Terminator somewhere on cable.

Check on here and the Film 4 listings for hope.
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Old 23-12-2012, 18:42
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My Christmas isn't complete without at least one viewing of Muppet Christmas Carol, the definitive Christmas movie for me.
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Old 23-12-2012, 18:59
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My Christmas isn't complete without at least one viewing of Muppet Christmas Carol, the definitive Christmas movie for me.


I second that!


Love the original Alistair Sim verson, but as a new take on the story this one is very good indeed.


Caine is excellent as Scrooge, and the story is pretty faithful to the original, with those signature Muppet touches.
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Old 23-12-2012, 19:00
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The Outfit - excellent 70's mafia thriller with Robert Duvall, Joe Don Baker.
I loved that film.
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Old 23-12-2012, 19:16
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My Christmas isn't complete without at least one viewing of Muppet Christmas Carol, the definitive Christmas movie for me.
Its on tv tomorrow at 11am on channel four
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Old 23-12-2012, 19:46
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Is anyone going for the marathon on Christmas Day?

9:00am - 1:15pm: Gone With The Wind
1:15pm - 5:25pm: Ben Hur

15 minutes to have your dinner and then

5:40pm - 9:00pm: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Twelve hours, three films.
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Old 23-12-2012, 19:58
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Got certain films in my collection that are my traditional Christmas movies:
Zulu
Where Eagles Dare
The Guns of Navarone
The Magnificent Seven
Goldfinger
Die Hard
Horse Feathers
Duck Soup
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Old 23-12-2012, 20:00
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I stocked up on a bunch of movies over the next few days, I kind of like to have a selection of movies to keep me going for a few days (certainly would never rely on TV for entertainment these days).


So these are the movies I got recently...probably a bit of an eccentric selection...


Total Recall remake (actually a replacement blu ray, had sound dropout problems with the first version, and still seees to be happening on, so have not really been able towatch it properly)

Stolen - Nic Cage kidnap drama

Resident Evil Retribution

Sometimes a Great Notion - obscure but highly regarded drama directed by Paul Newman.

The Outfit - excellent 70's mafia thriller with Robert Duvall, Joe Don Baker.

Prime Cut - another cult 70's thriller with Gene Hackman, Lee Marvin and Sissy Spacek in her first screen role
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Plus series 4 of In The Loop which I have not yet seen on tv, and that's me sorted for christmas.


So what are other peoples movie viewing plans?
Excellent choice!
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Old 23-12-2012, 20:52
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Monty Pythons' Life Of Brian on Christmas Day !
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Old 23-12-2012, 21:05
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Monty Pythons' Life Of Brian on Christmas Day !
Blasphemer!
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Old 23-12-2012, 21:42
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Just about to watch Die Hard. Christmas doesn't officially start for me without John McClaine. Merry Christmas everyone!
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Old 23-12-2012, 21:46
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Television is banned until 27th Dec.
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Old 24-12-2012, 01:38
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Is anyone going for the marathon on Christmas Day?

9:00am - 1:15pm: Gone With The Wind
1:15pm - 5:25pm: Ben Hur

15 minutes to have your dinner and then

5:40pm - 9:00pm: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Twelve hours, three films.
Great films but think i'll pass
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Old 24-12-2012, 12:15
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I'm going through the Christmas films/shows I watch every year. So far I've had Elf, Nightmare Before Christmas, the Christmas episode of Bottom, and currently watching Muppet Christmas Carol.

Over the next few days I'll watch Jingle All The Way (will have to find it online as I don't think it's on tv this year), Die Hard, the Xmas episode of The Royle Family, and Blackadder's Christmas Carol.
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