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Title: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 01, 2012, 04:37:18 PM
I forgot that its a new year/new thread kinda deal with this one.

Well, I saw TGwtDT last night. Despite it being a brilliant piece of work, I felt Fincher did most of it in his sleep. The sound editing was superb and Rooney Mara really did bring the noise. Cannot fault the actors, nor the film in general, I just wonder how it would have turned out if there had never been an original and Fincher took the material straight from the novel.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on January 01, 2012, 04:44:48 PM
Thinking of bringing in the new year with 'A Prophet', anyone seen this?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on January 01, 2012, 08:39:31 PM
Got loads of DVDs at Christmas so I may watch one or two tonight. Might give Reservoir Dogs and Moon a whirl.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on January 01, 2012, 08:42:41 PM
I forgot that its a new year/new thread kinda deal with this one.

Well, I saw TGwtDT last night. Despite it being a brilliant piece of work, I felt Fincher did most of it in his sleep. The sound editing was superb and Rooney Mara really did bring the noise. Cannot fault the actors, nor the film in general, I just wonder how it would have turned out if there had never been an original and Fincher took the material straight from the novel.

Have you read the book?

I got the book Im gonna give it a read, then probably download it. I love Fincher man, you got any of his films I might of not seen to recommend. Ive seen all the obvious one, Seven,Fight Club, Social Network etc
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on January 01, 2012, 08:46:43 PM
Got loads of DVDs at Christmas so I may watch one or two tonight. Might give Reservoir Dogs and Moon a whirl.

Both a jolly good watch sir
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 01, 2012, 08:53:04 PM
Have you read the book?

I got the book Im gonna give it a read, then probably download it. I love Fincher man, you got any of his films I might of not seen to recommend. Ive seen all the obvious one, Seven,Fight Club, Social Network etc

Haven't read them, but I don't read anywhere near as much as I should.

He hasn't done all that much, have you caught Zodiac? At first I didn't much care for it, then second time around I thought it was up there with Seven as a serial killer movie.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sheedys left foot on January 01, 2012, 09:14:22 PM
Watched ' Super 8 ' again a couple of nights ago, AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 01, 2012, 09:15:55 PM
Watched ' Super 8 ' again a couple of nights ago, AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!

Totally! Nice to have a summer blockbuster that wasn't a sequel, prequel or remake. Saw it in IMax and it was the tits.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on January 01, 2012, 10:33:58 PM
Didn't love it myself.

Wasn't bad, though. Think IMAX may have been the way to go.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 01, 2012, 11:11:28 PM
Going to watch Game of Shadows tonight on my nightshift.  If it's decent like the first one I will be happy.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 02, 2012, 07:54:35 PM
Right Game of Shadows.  Not as good as the first film although a great performance from Downey JR as Holmes and Jared Harris as Moriarty.  Too much action and not enough intrigue and puzzle solving but still enjoyed it. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: nomorechang on January 02, 2012, 08:42:55 PM
Right Game of Shadows.  Not as good as the first film although a great performance from Downey JR as Holmes and Jared Harris as Moriarty.  Too much action and not enough intrigue and puzzle solving but still enjoyed it. 

I enjoyed it , thought it was really good but it was blown out of the water by Sherlock on BBC last night , another Steven Moffat classic ,...saw the 1st series which I enjoyed but this was a massive improvement .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00m5wm9/Sherlock_Series_2_A_Scandal_in_Belgravia/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00m5wm9/Sherlock_Series_2_A_Scandal_in_Belgravia/)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 02, 2012, 08:45:02 PM
I enjoyed it , thought it was really good but it was blown out of the water by Sherlock on BBC last night , another Steven Moffat classic ,...saw the 1st series which I enjoyed but this was a massive improvement .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00m5wm9/Sherlock_Series_2_A_Scandal_in_Belgravia/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00m5wm9/Sherlock_Series_2_A_Scandal_in_Belgravia/)

Yeah this is truly excellent.  Really enjoyed what I saw until I went to work last night.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on January 02, 2012, 08:49:01 PM
My piece is coming down soon,anything good on at the pictures?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 02, 2012, 08:51:49 PM
My piece is coming down soon,anything good on at the pictures?

Hugo is supposed to be excellent.  Game of Shadows as mentioned is entertaining MI4 for some mindless stuff?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 02, 2012, 08:53:42 PM
Hugo is like a history lesson of cinema. Brilliant if you're into that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on January 02, 2012, 10:27:13 PM
Thinking of bringing in the new year with 'A Prophet', anyone seen this?

great film!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Tinga on January 03, 2012, 02:38:07 AM
Watched ' Super 8 ' again a couple of nights ago, AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!

It started great but the whole Alien thing was terribly done, good film though except for the ending.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 04, 2012, 05:01:00 AM
Went to see Hugo again tonight. Could have with it not being in 3-D if I'm honest.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Hope Solo on January 04, 2012, 03:31:04 PM
Nitro Circus The Movie 3D Official Trailer #NITRO3D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxTuEC8RMzE#ws)

Quote "If you’re into the 3D thing, this should be right up your alley. Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus squad will be bringing you this new movie at some point – there is no actual release date set, but in the meantime, enjoy the official trailer"



Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 04, 2012, 06:49:01 PM
MI: Ghost Protocol is okay but it feels like old James Bond.  Simon Pegg is very irritating in it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on January 04, 2012, 06:51:59 PM
Craig what are your tips for the new year to go out and see?

My bird lives right by one of those weird cinema thingys I dont know what there called but they look old and have films on that most "mainstream cinemas dont, Im hoping to spend a lot of time in there,its on Manchester Oxford Road.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 04, 2012, 06:59:27 PM
Craig what are your tips for the new year to go out and see?

My bird lives right by one of those weird cinema thingys I dont know what there called but they look old and have films on that most "mainstream cinemas dont, Im hoping to spend a lot of time in there,its on Manchester Oxford Road.

Is it the Cornerhouse? I love that theatre.

I'm really looking forward to Shame, Fassbender is the tits. Cornerhouse will definitely show that. It's not for the light hearted though.

Fassbender is my favourite actor right now an is in A Dangerous Method, though the presence of Keira Knightly (sp) may be enough to put me off seeing that altogether. Polanski's Carnage should be out soon too, I'd defo give that a go.

That's all I can think of right now, I'm in the middle of a British film paper. Bit boring.

Oh, if you don't mid trying different things out take a look at The Artist. It's silent, but it looks lovely.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 04, 2012, 07:00:57 PM
MI: Ghost Protocol is okay but it feels like old James Bond.  Simon Pegg is very irritating in it.

I was afraid of that, I would have already seen it, but I don't think I can watch any more films with Simon "I'M FAMOUS" Pegg in it.

Did you see it in IMAX? How was The Dark Knight Rises prologue?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on January 04, 2012, 07:06:00 PM
Is it the Cornerhouse? I love that theatre.

I'm really looking forward to Shame, Fassbender is the tits. Cornerhouse will definitely show that. It's not for the light hearted though.

Fassbender is my favourite actor right now an is in A Dangerous Method, though the presence of Keira Knightly (sp) may be enough to put me off seeing that altogether. Polanski's Carnage should be out soon too, I'd defo give that a go.

That's all I can think of right now, I'm in the middle of a British film paper. Bit boring.

Oh, if you don't mid trying different things out take a look at The Artist. It's silent, but it looks lovely.

Cheers man  :thumbsup:

Yerrrrrrrrr I think it is Ive yet to of been but its always showing interesting stuff, that whole little corner there is cool, loads of good stuff to have a look at.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 04, 2012, 08:36:38 PM
I was afraid of that, I would have already seen it, but I don't think I can watch any more films with Simon "I'M FAMOUS" Pegg in it.

Did you see it in IMAX? How was The Dark Knight Rises prologue?

Yeah IMAX really is so much better than 3D!  Pegg is overexposed now.  Believes his own hype as most British actors tend to do eventually.

Dark Knight Rises is going to be friggin immense, every new trailer just illustrates this.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sheedys left foot on January 04, 2012, 11:52:07 PM
Im trying not to watch any trailers for ' Dark Knight Rises '  want to watch the film without knowing anything about it, loved the last 2.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 05, 2012, 12:20:19 AM
Im trying not to watch any trailers for ' Dark Knight Rises '  want to watch the film without knowing anything about it, loved the last 2.

Yeah I get that although the trailers don't ruin any of the film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Tinga on January 05, 2012, 12:27:05 AM
I was afraid of that, I would have already seen it, but I don't think I can watch any more films with Simon "I'M FAMOUS" Pegg in it.

Did you see it in IMAX? How was The Dark Knight Rises prologue?

Simon Pegg is a national treasure.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on January 05, 2012, 01:11:42 AM
Shame will no doubt be immense.

Hunger is as good as it gets. Same team.

Nails.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 05, 2012, 04:09:57 AM
Simon Pegg is a national treasure.

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k491/feministcunt/huh.gif)

Srs?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 06, 2012, 10:20:09 PM
Watched The Ice Storm before, enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on January 06, 2012, 11:09:42 PM
Think ima see Goon some time next week. Excited for it!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 06, 2012, 11:55:37 PM
Think ima see Goon some time next week. Excited for it!

It's destined to be shit.  William Scott can't carry a film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on January 07, 2012, 12:11:01 AM
It's destined to be shit.  William Scott can't carry a film.

Trailer looks good! Been getting okay reviews as well. Been a while since a good Hockey film i reckon it will be alright!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 07, 2012, 12:15:53 AM
Trailer looks good! Been getting okay reviews as well. Been a while since a good Hockey film i reckon it will be alright!

It will probably be watchable enough like in a mindless way.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on January 07, 2012, 12:29:01 AM
It will probably be watchable enough like in a mindless way.

I wasn't really expecting the Schindlers list of Hockey Films like...no oscar nominations here.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 09, 2012, 06:58:47 AM
Just watched 500 days of summer.  It's brilliant.  I hate Rom com and this was totally different.

Sent from my shit phone because my good one got robbed
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on January 09, 2012, 07:07:54 AM
watched Hereafter last night.

Not my favourite Matt Damon film but a decent watch overall.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on January 09, 2012, 07:15:38 AM
Just watched 500 days of summer.  It's brilliant.  I hate Rom com and this was totally different.

Sent from my shit phone because my good one got robbed

One of my favourite films that! You'd like High Fidelity if you enjoyed that!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on January 09, 2012, 07:21:33 AM
Just watched 500 days of summer.  It's brilliant. 

 :batty:
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Craig_1878 on January 09, 2012, 07:27:31 AM
Went to watch 'Puss in Boots' before.

It was shit, kids have a shit sense of humour.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on January 09, 2012, 07:28:14 AM
:batty:

Guaranteed sticky finge film....plus it is actually a belter.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on January 09, 2012, 08:06:41 PM
Watched 500 Days of Summer just now. What a fantastically put together film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on January 09, 2012, 08:11:39 PM
500 days of Summer is decent.

The soundtrack is boss though, The Smiths featuring a fair bit.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 09, 2012, 08:13:12 PM
500 days of Summer is decent.

The soundtrack is boss though, The Smiths featuring a fair bit.

Very true.  Similar to Garden State in the way a great soundtrack really enhances it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 09, 2012, 08:36:47 PM
500 Days plays out as if someone just pressed the "cool" button on the jukebox. A very lazy film made on autopilot saved by its two leads and the split scene sequence. I don't dislike it, in fact, I kinda like it, it's just lazy which is annoying imo.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on January 09, 2012, 09:25:21 PM
Very true.  Similar to Garden State in the way a great soundtrack really enhances it.

Yeah that is a really good film.

Strange to see Braff playing a serious role but he does well imo.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 09, 2012, 09:29:59 PM
Yeah that is a really good film.

Strange to see Braff playing a serious role but he does well imo.

Outside of Scrubs, his characters are always massively conflicted. Check him out in The Last Kiss. It sounds like a rom-com, but it's written by the cat who wrote Million Dollar BaBy and Crash. More of a relationship drama.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on January 09, 2012, 09:35:43 PM
Outside of Scrubs, his characters are always massively conflicted. Check him out in The Last Kiss. It sounds like a rom-com, but it's written by the cat who wrote Million Dollar BaBy and Crash. More of a relationship drama.

Nice one I'l get on it.

Finally watched Un Prophete the other night. Fucking brilliant.

Another French film someone reccomended to me is La Haine, you seen it?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 09, 2012, 09:48:34 PM
Nice one I'l get on it.

Finally watched Un Prophete the other night. Fucking brilliant.

Another French film someone reccomended to me is La Haine, you seen it?

No I've not seen it, should I get on it? I just IMDB'd it and I see it has Cassel in it, I like that guy.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on January 09, 2012, 09:57:05 PM
Is The Last Kiss good then? Even though it has Braff in it I've yet to hear a convincing review of it. Don't know if that's just me not wanting to see him in a bad role though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 09, 2012, 10:11:37 PM
Is The Last Kiss good then? Even though it has Braff in it I've yet to hear a convincing review of it. Don't know if that's just me not wanting to see him in a bad role though.

I expected very little of it because I had just seen The Ex, with Braff in it which was very poor. I can see why some people hate it, my birds sister told me she switched it off, I think because she was expecting a rom-com. It's more of a drama I'd say. Worth a go if you've got a spare couple of hours and it's knocking about. But probably not worth going out and buying. All in all, it's alright.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on January 10, 2012, 01:26:19 AM
No I've not seen it, should I get on it? I just IMDB'd it and I see it has Cassel in it, I like that guy.

My mate watched it and said it was one of the best films he has ever seen like.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on January 10, 2012, 02:47:26 AM
Yeah, get on it you pervs. it's nails.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 13, 2012, 05:49:47 AM
Moonrise Kingdom Official Trailer #1 - Wes Anderson Movie (2012) HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z2cxhf46IU#ws)

http://20four-frames.blogspot.com/ (http://20four-frames.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Shogun on January 14, 2012, 03:55:31 AM
seems it's friday the 13th, can someone suggest some (english language) horror films to watch tonight? (not in mood for subtitles tonight)
Title: Illegal more like
Post by: Bily No Pace on January 14, 2012, 07:09:03 PM
Moonrise Kingdom Official Trailer #1 - Wes Anderson Movie (2012) HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z2cxhf46IU#ws)

http://20four-frames.blogspot.com/ (http://20four-frames.blogspot.com/)

Saw this on http://20four-frames.blogspot.com/ (http://20four-frames.blogspot.com/). Looks really good/paedophiliac.

Hey craig it's that time again, I've just remembered I have access to a legal bit-torrent website with every movie ever on it downloding in less than ten mins. Recommend me a film, not arty like that adoption one you recommended. Something good and not Drive.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on January 14, 2012, 07:25:19 PM
Thinking of going the Switch island Odeon tonight with the missus, is girl with the dragon tattoo the best thing on?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on January 14, 2012, 07:32:02 PM
Thinking of going the Switch island Odeon tonight with the missus, is girl with the dragon tattoo the best thing on?

If you see a blonde with big tits in the maccies, slap her for me.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 14, 2012, 08:01:03 PM
Thinking of going the Switch island Odeon tonight with the missus, is girl with the dragon tattoo the best thing on?

I'd say yes, it's very good. I'm off to watch the Artist tonight myself.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 14, 2012, 08:09:43 PM
Saw this on http://20four-frames.blogspot.com/ (http://20four-frames.blogspot.com/). Looks really good/paedophiliac.

Hey craig it's that time again, I've just remembered I have access to a legal bit-torrent website with every movie ever on it downloding in less than ten mins. Recommend me a film, not arty like that adoption one you recommended. Something good and not Drive.

You like Ryan Reynolds right? Try The Nines. Quite indie but I liked it. Pm me of you want.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 14, 2012, 11:29:33 PM
Will Ferrel speaking Spanish in Casa De Mi Padre trailer,

http://20four-frames.blogspot.com/ (http://20four-frames.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 15, 2012, 12:05:13 AM
Watched The Holiday last night.  Everything I liked about 500 days of Summer was missing from The Holiday.  Kate Winslett the only good thing in it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 15, 2012, 03:07:53 PM
Missed out on watching The Artist last night. Watched We Need to Talk About Kevin and Our Idiot Brother instead.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on January 15, 2012, 04:53:14 PM
Watched Paul last night. Couple of good bits but otherwise it was fairly average.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on January 15, 2012, 05:01:33 PM
Thought Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was awesome!Fincher just has a great track record. Also how fit does Rooney Mara look when blonde!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 15, 2012, 05:04:01 PM
Thought Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was awesome!Fincher just has a great track record. Also how fit does Rooney Mara look when blonde!

Was my second favourite of 2011
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on January 15, 2012, 08:34:58 PM
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was utterly ace. Brilliant soundtrack, too.

Fincher is an auteur and you can tell. Blows the Swedish version out of the water (even though it's top cinema too).
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on January 15, 2012, 08:48:10 PM
Just watched Boyz n The Hood for the first time ever!

DOMINO MOTHERFUCKA'S
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on January 16, 2012, 03:23:57 AM
Just watched Moon. Great little film, with a confusing start and a sad ending.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 16, 2012, 03:34:18 AM
Puss in Boots is shit.   I wasn't surprised.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 22, 2012, 03:48:54 AM
Just came back from Shame. I haven't been that bowled over by a film in a while. A few people walked out due to the fairly graphic nature of some scenes, but it's a phenomenal achievement again from McQueen and Fassbender.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on January 22, 2012, 03:52:09 AM
Watched Suckerpunch this evening. Disappointed with it. The idea was clever but the execution just wasn't there. I spent the first half an hour wondering what was going on.

The only positives from it were the soundtrack, and falling a little bit in loe with Emily Browning.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 22, 2012, 03:57:14 AM
Watched Suckerpunch this evening. Disappointed with it. The idea was clever but the execution just wasn't there. I spent the first half an hour wondering what was going on.

The only positives from it were the soundtrack, and falling a little bit in loe with Emily Browning.

It's an atrocious film. 

Moneyball really good.  Strong performances from Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on January 22, 2012, 03:10:29 PM
Just came back from Shame. I haven't been that bowled over by a film in a while. A few people walked out due to the fairly graphic nature of some scenes, but it's a phenomenal achievement again from McQueen and Fassbender.

If it's even half has good as Hunger, it'll be a masterpiece. Oh and fuck those idiots who walk out. Twats. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 22, 2012, 05:14:09 PM
If it's even half has good as Hunger, it'll be a masterpiece. Oh and fuck those idiots who walk out. Twats. 

I don't understand what film they thought they were going to see, surely Shame wouldn't be one of those film people see on a whim, if you know what I mean.

Get yourself to a theatre, Derek. I think you'll love it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on January 22, 2012, 05:25:00 PM
Defo gonna check out Shame. Saw Warhorse the other day, bit cheesy and far too long but it was ok, fairly emotional at times. Saw a film called abducted last night and fell asleep during it.think my bird only wanted to watch it cos of that Twilight douche bad being in it.was fucking awful!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on January 22, 2012, 06:50:32 PM
I don't understand what film they thought they were going to see, surely Shame wouldn't be one of those film people see on a whim, if you know what I mean.

Get yourself to a theatre, Derek. I think you'll love it.

Things are often a bit slow to come out here, and apart from one or two places in Prague, almost no "smaller" films see a release. If it comes, I'll definitely get to it, though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on January 23, 2012, 12:53:19 AM
Might be going the pics next weekend with some broad by ours, any reccomendations?

I really want to see that new Clooney film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on January 23, 2012, 12:54:36 AM
Saw Contagion and 44 Inch chest over the last couple of days.

Contagion was pretty good, frightening though.

44 Inch Chest was unbelievably shite.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on January 23, 2012, 01:25:45 AM
Watched the Daniel Craig Bond's for the first time last night, very very impressed by both of them...more so Casino Royale.

Also watched How to rob a bank a few nights ago, pretty mindless viewing but it was okay.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on January 23, 2012, 08:21:57 AM
Watched The Perfect Host the other night. Bit of a B movie but Niles from Frazier was the main character and it was a pretty good psycho type movie.

Went to the flicks and watched The Iron Lady the other night too. That was pretty good but felt it left a hell f a lot of stuff out.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 28, 2012, 11:23:14 PM
Underworld Awakening.  An hour of action that looks like a video game, total waste of time.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sheedys left foot on January 29, 2012, 05:43:35 AM
Dear Mr Spielberg ( and other film directors ) please stop putting animals in movies ............especially horses..............especialy horses that go to war ! my tear ducts cannot take anymore, that is all, thankyou.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on January 29, 2012, 07:50:40 AM
I can't believe anyone would want to go and see that black horse down film. It looks painfully bad.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on January 29, 2012, 12:09:23 PM
Went to watch 'Puss in Boots' before.

It was shit, kids have a shit sense of humour.

Not of you have a cat. Good watch
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on January 29, 2012, 12:15:05 PM
Watched The Perfect Host the other night. Bit of a B movie but Niles from Frazier was the main character and it was a pretty good psycho type movie.

Went to the flicks and watched The Iron Lady the other night too. That was pretty good but felt it left a hell f a lot of stuff out.

Enjoy the Iron lady too but hard to believe she is human tho. Awesome Acting by Streep again.

Abducted was horrible Stealth and watched it for same reason you did.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on January 29, 2012, 04:11:35 PM
Enjoy the Iron lady too but hard to believe she is human tho. Awesome Acting by Streep again.

Abducted was horrible Stealth and watched it for same reason you did.

Haha grim as fuck!they must say to that kid every movie 'It doesnt matter what you do or say in this film but get your top off at every possible occassion'.  Anyone seen Source Code?downloading now thinking of checking it out
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on January 29, 2012, 05:01:29 PM
Haha grim as fuck!they must say to that kid every movie 'It doesnt matter what you do or say in this film but get your top off at every possible occassion'.  Anyone seen Source Code?downloading now thinking of checking it out

Source code is a great little film mate
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on January 29, 2012, 05:09:23 PM
It ain't bad. Jones is a good director, but the material just isn't magical.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on January 29, 2012, 05:28:12 PM
Cheers guys will check it out later. Thinking of seeing Chronicle on weds as well
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on January 29, 2012, 06:16:56 PM
Enjoy the Iron lady too but hard to believe she is human tho. Awesome Acting by Streep again.

Abducted was horrible Stealth and watched it for same reason you did.

I didn't realise she was so right wing. I felt it quite sad to see her in the frail state after being so strong in her life.

Streep did an incredible job.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on January 29, 2012, 07:48:24 PM
Cheers guys will check it out later. Thinking of seeing Chronicle on weds as well

Chronicle didn't seem all that to me when I first saw a trailer for it, but the more I've looked into it it doesn't look half bad.

Someone on Twitter recommended Source Code to me after I watched Moon a few weeks back too, so let me know if you think it's any good mate.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on February 06, 2012, 06:13:19 PM
Watched 127 Hours and We Need to Talk about Kevin over the last few days.

Would recommend both.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 06, 2012, 06:17:28 PM
Apart from 127hrs being a 2hr long music video. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on February 06, 2012, 06:20:27 PM
Apart from 127hrs being a 2hr long music video. 

Didn't think it was anywhere near as good as it was being made out to be, still found it a decent watch though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 06, 2012, 06:32:37 PM
Didn't think it was anywhere near as good as it was being made out to be, still found it a decent watch though.

I was expecting a complete car crash as well to be fair. It wasn't, but annoyed me nonetheless.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on February 06, 2012, 07:01:26 PM
Apart from 127hrs being a 2hr long music video. 

Haha I liked it but can see were your coming from there.

My tutor today was talking to me about it and kept calling it 128 days, confused the shit out of me. Unless there is a film called 128 days?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on February 06, 2012, 09:49:48 PM
Watched Adventureland at lunchtime. Cool, quirky and retro vibe to it, and a generally good watch.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on February 07, 2012, 03:49:50 AM
Watched Drive on Friday and The Grey on Sunday both well worth watching, missed the scene at the end of The Grey which apparently are quite crucial to who lives ..... ah well
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Shogun on February 07, 2012, 04:01:15 AM
Watched Adventureland at lunchtime. Cool, quirky and retro vibe to it, and a generally good watch.

Kristen Stewart?  ;D
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on February 07, 2012, 04:12:04 AM
Kristen Stewart?  ;D

Suppose she looked fairly fit in that, but usually she doesn't do anything for me. Thought that the girl who played Lisa was hotter.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on February 07, 2012, 05:09:08 AM
Anyone seen that Chronicle yet?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on February 09, 2012, 04:29:27 AM
Ozombie (Bin Laden's Zombie) Thriller Movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnrKmcf-vG8#ws)

Seriously. what the fuck.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on February 09, 2012, 04:36:52 AM
watched the descendants, pretty good :-)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: chris350 on February 09, 2012, 05:27:19 AM
Black Dynamite is a film thats hilarity is outmatched only by its genius.

Black Dynamite (Official Movie Trailer) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96Y24a0cyCE#ws)

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on February 09, 2012, 06:46:54 AM
watched we need to talk about kevin,one fooked up kid that!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 09, 2012, 01:27:42 PM
New Bourne trailer.

The Bourne Legacy Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paVLyvA5S1g&feature=youtube_gdata_player#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: gwladysknight on February 09, 2012, 09:41:54 PM
Watched Martha Marcy May Marlene last night. Very good from start to finish. Really unnerving, completely gets under your skin. Probably the best horror that's not actually a horror I've seen in ages. Will be surprised if I see a better film this year.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on February 10, 2012, 01:47:47 AM
Not excited about new Bourne, whatsoever.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on February 10, 2012, 01:49:59 AM
Went to see The Descendants  last night, was good bit of a heavy film to take a bird out to see tho.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 10, 2012, 03:57:37 AM
Went to see The Descendants  last night, was good bit of a heavy film to take a bird out to see tho.

The first film I took my bird to see was Dogtooth. To this day I'm amazed she agreed to see me again.

Not excited about new Bourne, whatsoever.

I agree, bit of a sell out move by Renner imo
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on February 10, 2012, 08:53:53 AM
The first film I took my bird to see was Dogtooth. To this day I'm amazed she agreed to see me again.

I agree, bit of a sell out move by Renner imo
Fucking hell that is heavy. What do you think would be the heaviest film to see with a bird on a first date? Excluding obvious Serbian film etc. I think maybe Irreversible, imagine that, sweating through the rape scene hoping she doesn't think your into this sort of thing and that's why you've taken her.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on February 10, 2012, 11:17:58 AM
8mm would be the worst first date movie.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on February 10, 2012, 02:11:06 PM
The first film I took my bird to see was Dogtooth. To this day I'm amazed she agreed to see me again.

I agree, bit of a sell out move by Renner imo

I agree. He is good, though, and the writers and director are ace, so I reckon it'll be OK, but I'm just not excited about it. Damon is Bourne.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 10, 2012, 03:52:01 PM
I agree. He is good, though, and the writers and director are ace, so I reckon it'll be OK, but I'm just not excited about it. Damon is Bourne.

I very much doubt I'll be spending my doe watching it in the theatre. Thing that gets me thinking is that Damon said he would return to the role of Bourne, if the script is good enough and they get Greengrass back to direct, which didn't happen. They gave Damon a couple of re-written scripts (If I remember correctly) and he binned it, cue Renner.

I thought Gilroy's screenplays for the trilogy were excellent, but helming only his third film it's a lot to take on. Michael Clayton totally exceeded every expectation I had, then he made that abortion, Duplicity. That is really one of the worst films I've seen. They should have fought tooth and nail to bring back Greengrass.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on February 10, 2012, 08:15:27 PM
Fucking hell that is heavy. What do you think would be the heaviest film to see with a bird on a first date? Excluding obvious Serbian film etc. I think maybe Irreversible, imagine that, sweating through the rape scene hoping she doesn't think your into this sort of thing and that's why you've taken her.

I remember a bird asked me to go and see The Happening with her. Ive never felt like twatting a women so much in my life.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 10, 2012, 08:21:32 PM
Fucking hell that is heavy. What do you think would be the heaviest film to see with a bird on a first date? Excluding obvious Serbian film etc. I think maybe Irreversible, imagine that, sweating through the rape scene hoping she doesn't think your into this sort of thing and that's why you've taken her.

I think Visitor Q would trump the lot. Not much you don't see in that film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on February 14, 2012, 07:07:32 AM
watched extremely loud & incredibly close,
v touching movie.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blueski on February 14, 2012, 08:42:33 AM
Moneyball really good.  Strong performances from Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
finally saw this last night agree, great movie best I've seen so far this year
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on February 14, 2012, 04:03:09 PM
finally saw this last night agree, great movie best I've seen so far this year

It's a really good movie, amazes me he (Hill) then went and made The Sitter one of the worst films ever.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on February 14, 2012, 05:20:59 PM
Saw The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo the other night, took a while to work out what was going on, but it's a good flick.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: bluestevie on February 15, 2012, 07:03:32 AM
went to see the muppets tonight with my girlfriend, very enjoyable indeed
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 15, 2012, 03:21:32 PM
Watched Man Bites Dog for the first time last night, unbelievable to think it was made by a bunch of film students.
Title: I didn't like it because I can't read
Post by: Bily No Pace on February 18, 2012, 12:27:48 AM
I watched Man Bites Dog, didn't like.

Watched Drive last night, was good, not sure what I think of the story line and the pace but I enjoyed it. Bit over-hyped though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on February 18, 2012, 02:20:46 AM
The Muppets Movie is boss.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on February 18, 2012, 07:06:33 AM
I write a movie blog and pen news and reviews for independent movies filmed in Vancouver. I'll hook you boys up when I'm not in work if any of you are interested.

You guys watched Shame yet? Worth it for Fassbender's ding dong alone.
Re: 2011, Warrior and Drive are the years best IMO.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 18, 2012, 04:42:28 PM
I watched Man Bites Dog, didn't like.

Watched Drive last night, was good, not sure what I think of the story line and the pace but I enjoyed it. Bit over-hyped though.

What didn't you like about it?
Title: I prefer The Lost Boys
Post by: Bily No Pace on February 18, 2012, 05:23:27 PM
What didn't you like about it?

Just didn't like it, wasn't my cup of tea really. Nothing I could put my finger on, interesting concept just not done right.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on February 19, 2012, 10:28:33 PM
Just got in from seeing The Muppets. Got to give massive credit to the likes of Segel for bringing them back to the big screen. Humours and heartwarming, with a very clever storyline in terms of mirroring them coming back.

It was quire surreal laughing at the 'Man or Muppet' song. I didn't expect them to do what they did for it!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on February 19, 2012, 11:30:55 PM
What didn't you like about it?

What do you like about it? (p.s. I think it's nails).
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on February 20, 2012, 01:53:57 AM
Just got in from seeing The Muppets. Got to give massive credit to the likes of Segel for bringing them back to the big screen. Humours and heartwarming, with a very clever storyline in terms of mirroring them coming back.

It was quire surreal laughing at the 'Man or Muppet' song. I didn't expect them to do what they did for it!

Great wasn't it!  Hoping it leads to some more now. 


Saw Woman In Black today and loved it.  It also scared the shit out of me genuinely.  I
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on February 20, 2012, 05:47:19 AM
just watched cell 211 really good movie :-)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on February 20, 2012, 07:21:41 AM
Just watched Drive.

Brilliant.
Title: Project X
Post by: Hope Solo on February 21, 2012, 12:13:30 AM
I think this could be pretty cool to go and see.

'Project X' Trailer HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rl1TJG17Wk#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 21, 2012, 08:46:33 PM
What do you like about it? (p.s. I think it's nails).

In a nutshell, I like how they took generic c&c's of a serial killer genre and shot it as a observational documentary. It felt innovative and fresh, they did a real good job of it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on February 21, 2012, 09:44:47 PM
In a nutshell, I like how they took generic c&c's of a serial killer genre and shot it as a observational documentary. It felt innovative and fresh, they did a real good job of it.

Yeah, it's awesome. Can't believe students made it. I've seen many a student film and it's lightyears beyond most.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 22, 2012, 12:02:40 AM
No I've not seen it, should I get on it? I just IMDB'd it and I see it has Cassel in it, I like that guy.

Just read thru this thread and gotta say its one of the best French films I've ever seen (La Haine). If you like Cassel might be worth checking out Brotherhood of the Wolf if you havent already, French werewolf movie with martial arts action.

Brotherhood Of The Wolf Trailer HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7DTv2uBA7I#ws)

Looking forward to Prometheus this year, Alien movie from the same director as Alien? Count me in.

Prometheus - Official Trailer [TRUE HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sftuxbvGwiU#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on February 22, 2012, 01:59:33 AM
watched the grey! good movie!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on February 22, 2012, 04:32:42 AM
just watched this. great film.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1764198/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1764198/)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on February 22, 2012, 06:03:24 AM
Safe House packs a killer punch. Mi4 still reigns in recent action, but this was decent. I can't believe I'm saying that either, Ryan Reynolds is a plonker.

Out in UK cinemas this Friday.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on February 22, 2012, 06:10:24 AM
Has anybody seen the purkeepsie tapes? (sp) not as scary as the Internet would have you believe, but certainly a bit heavy and I wouldn't want to watch it alone in an empty house!

Also, for you film buffs...I love the film Brick, please suggest some other films I may like!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 22, 2012, 01:14:06 PM
Has anybody seen the purkeepsie tapes? (sp) not as scary as the Internet would have you believe, but certainly a bit heavy and I wouldn't want to watch it alone in an empty house!

Also, for you film buffs...I love the film Brick, please suggest some other films I may like!

Try Cold Weather, I personally don't think it's as good, but it has a similar feel. If you're just on a younger JGL spree watch Mysterious Skin and Manic. Not for the faint hearted. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on February 24, 2012, 07:48:48 AM
Has anybody seen the purkeepsie tapes? (sp) not as scary as the Internet would have you believe, but certainly a bit heavy and I wouldn't want to watch it alone in an empty house!

Also, for you film buffs...I love the film Brick, please suggest some other films I may like!

If you like Joseph Gordon Levitt, see 50/50. It's fantastic.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on February 24, 2012, 08:04:25 AM
Try Cold Weather, I personally don't think it's as good, but it has a similar feel. If you're just on a younger JGL spree watch Mysterious Skin and Manic. Not for the faint hearted.  

Just watched Mysterious Skin.

Fucking hell.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 24, 2012, 02:58:06 PM
Just watched Mysterious Skin.

Fucking hell.

Pushes boundaries, well it pissed off the MPAA (who are complete shitbags when it comes to anything un-christian like). Proper bit of filmmaking.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on February 24, 2012, 04:18:25 PM
Pushes boundaries, well it pissed off the MPAA (who are complete shitbags when it comes to anything un-christian like). Proper bit of filmmaking.

Yeah I thought it was boss like!

I enjoy films that make me a bit uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: efctaxi on February 24, 2012, 09:20:36 PM
I watched The woman in black a few days ago, and to be honest, was expecting it to be a lot better than it was. I was a bit disappointed after reading good reviews.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on February 24, 2012, 09:22:05 PM
Watched The Shawshank Redemption for the first time this afternoon. Yep, you heard right... first time.

All I can say is: Why have I waited this long to see it? What a masterpiece.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on February 24, 2012, 10:11:01 PM
Yeah I thought it was boss like!

I enjoy films that make me a bit uncomfortable.

Watch Irreversible.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 24, 2012, 10:16:33 PM
If you like Joseph Gordon Levitt, see 50/50. It's fantastic.

Wasn't sold on this very much. I don't need two cancer comedies in quick succession.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on February 25, 2012, 12:07:14 AM
Watched The Shawshank Redemption for the first time this afternoon. Yep, you heard right... first time.

All I can say is: Why have I waited this long to see it? What a masterpiece.

I wish I could go back and watch it for the first time again. Brilliant isn't it?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on February 25, 2012, 12:10:26 AM
Shawshank is the god of films, I litrally stood up and clapped at the end of it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on February 25, 2012, 12:56:05 AM
Shawshank is the god of films, I litrally stood up and clapped at the end of it.

But then you weird. Why would ppl clap at then end of a movie. None of the director, actors or anyone would know. Only the ushe and the old bum masturbating in the corner. Or your mom at home.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on February 25, 2012, 01:06:36 AM
I wish I could go back and watch it for the first time again. Brilliant isn't it?

Absolutely. I have to admit that the running time of 2 1/4 hours seemed a little much but the time flew by because I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The ending put me in a really good mood for the rest of the day as well.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on February 25, 2012, 02:33:37 AM
You all watched The Artist?

It's gonna win the lot this Sunday.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on February 25, 2012, 02:33:40 AM
Absolutely. I have to admit that the running time of 2 1/4 hours seemed a little much but the time flew by because I thoroughly enjoyed it.


The ending put me in a really good mood for the rest of the day as well.

Yep, it's a perfect film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Shogun on February 25, 2012, 02:43:53 AM
Watch Irreversible.
Appart from one scene which is slightly uncomfortable that's not too uncomfortable I though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on February 25, 2012, 02:44:52 AM
It's not that magic.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 25, 2012, 03:18:58 AM
You all watched The Artist?

It's gonna win the lot this Sunday.

Another top bit of filmmaking. To keep an audience engaged throughout a silent film in 2012 is quite an achievement.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 25, 2012, 08:04:43 PM
Watched The Shawshank Redemption for the first time this afternoon. Yep, you heard right... first time.

All I can say is: Why have I waited this long to see it? What a masterpiece.

One of the best films I have ever seen.

You seen The Usual Suspects? or to a lesser extent Leon?  They should both be very high on your list of films you should have watched before now.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on February 25, 2012, 10:03:19 PM
One of the best films I have ever seen.

You seen The Usual Suspects? or to a lesser extent Leon?  They should both be very high on your list of films you should have watched before now.

I've seen Leon. Must be about five years ago though so I'll give it another watch even though I remember enjoying it.

Will give The Usual Suspects a gander as well. Can't recall seeing it but have heard of it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on February 25, 2012, 10:06:48 PM
But then you weird. Why would ppl clap at then end of a movie. None of the director, actors or anyone would know. Only the ushe and the old bum masturbating in the corner. Or your mom at home.

Dont be a tit

The whole emotion of that film just took me over
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 25, 2012, 11:23:29 PM
I've seen Leon. Must be about five years ago though so I'll give it another watch even though I remember enjoying it.

Will give The Usual Suspects a gander as well. Can't recall seeing it but have heard of it.

Definitely give The Usual Suspects a look, maybe my number one film of all time.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on February 26, 2012, 12:38:57 AM
Im doing an essay about the pro's and con's of censoring a film.

Ive choose Seven, as Im sure I remember reading somewhere that it was censored, or there was an attempt to censor it, can anyone clarify this for me?

Ive got a book all about the making of it, but Ive left it in Ormskirk
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 26, 2012, 02:27:02 AM
Im doing an essay about the pro's and con's of censoring a film.

Ive choose Seven, as Im sure I remember reading somewhere that it was censored, or there was an attempt to censor it, can anyone clarify this for me?

Ive got a book all about the making of it, but Ive left it in Ormskirk

I know the producers were initially reluctant to go with the ending, but Fincher insisted and Pitt went so far as to say he wouldnt do the film if the ending was changed.

But I've never heard anything about censorship of the film, not in the UK or US anyway.

You might want to research Germany a little as they have extreme censorship laws with anything regarding violence.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 26, 2012, 04:19:30 AM
Im doing an essay about the pro's and con's of censoring a film.

Ive choose Seven, as Im sure I remember reading somewhere that it was censored, or there was an attempt to censor it, can anyone clarify this for me?

Ive got a book all about the making of it, but Ive left it in Ormskirk

Seriously, reconsider your film. Imagine how many essays they will read about films like Seven, I'm not saying its a bad film (it's one of my favourite serial killer flicks), I have the same opinion on students who think writing essays on Fight Club or the films of Tim fucking Burton arent going to note the tutor to tears.

Have a look at a documentary called This Film is Not Yet Rated. It has some fantastic example of censorship in the US and a scathing attack on the censorship of gay and lesbian representations. If I was writing a paper looking for a first that's the direction id go.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on February 26, 2012, 04:28:50 AM
Seriously, reconsider your film. Imagine how many essays they will read about films like Seven, I'm not saying its a bad film (it's one of my favourite serial killer flicks), I have the same opinion on students who think writing essays on Fight Club or the films of Tim fucking Burton arent going to note the tutor to tears.

Have a look at a documentary called This Film is Not Yet Rated. It has some fantastic example of censorship in the US and a scathing attack on the censorship of gay and lesbian representations. If I was writing a paper looking for a first that's the direction id go.

I know where your coming from, but the thing is I know so much about it I can pretty much knock this essay out in a night I was thinking about doing The last temptation of christ or Jekyl and Hyde, but I shit out and went safe.I agree its more cliche than than doing a student film inspired by Tarantino but it is interesting in the way they portray John Doe towards the end and it is a fucking disturbing film.. Plus its only 30% so for my big essay Im gonna go for something a bit left field, so Im gonna give what you just said a watch.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on February 26, 2012, 04:38:50 AM
I know where your coming from, but the thing is I know so much about it I can pretty much knock this essay out in a night I was thinking about doing The last temptation of christ or Jekyl and Hyde, but I shit out and went safe.I agree its more cliche than than doing a student film inspired by Tarantino but it is interesting in the way they portray John Doe towards the end and it is a fucking disturbing film.. Plus its only 30% so for my big essay Im gonna go for something a bit left field, so Im gonna give what you just said a watch.

A bit off topic but theres this film called Mikey that wasn't released in UK because of the Jamie Bulger Murder. THat might be an interesting thing to drop in passing like.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikey_(film) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikey_(film))
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on February 26, 2012, 04:40:18 AM
Cheers man, yeah I need some suggestions like for the other essay I have  :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on February 26, 2012, 04:45:29 AM
Cheers man, yeah I need some suggestions like for the other essay I have  :)

Did loads of stuff like this in Media at A level, focusing on video games mainly. Like the argument is it the media that makes people go mental or bad parenting. etc etc
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on February 26, 2012, 06:29:52 AM
Just been badly stressing cos, I wanted to watch Se7en but I left me DVD at Ormskirk. Swith on MTV and I see Brad Pitts beautiful face  :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on February 26, 2012, 07:49:03 PM
Saw Drive & The Muppets last night, both awesome.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on February 28, 2012, 06:30:08 AM
Seriously, reconsider your film. Imagine how many essays they will read about films like Seven, I'm not saying its a bad film (it's one of my favourite serial killer flicks), I have the same opinion on students who think writing essays on Fight Club or the films of Tim fucking Burton arent going to note the tutor to tears.

Have a look at a documentary called This Film is Not Yet Rated. It has some fantastic example of censorship in the US and a scathing attack on the censorship of gay and lesbian representations. If I was writing a paper looking for a first that's the direction id go.

This Film Is Not Yet Rated is very good.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on February 28, 2012, 06:35:09 AM
Delighted for Dujardin last night. I was convinced Clooney had that in the bag.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on February 28, 2012, 06:39:02 AM
Saw Midnight in Paris the other night. Great movie.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: efctaxi on February 28, 2012, 04:57:43 PM
A lonely place to die


I watched this last night and thought it was quite superb.

(http://popcornaddiction.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/a-lonely-place-to-die-header.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 01, 2012, 02:51:01 PM
Went to see 'The Woman in Black' last night.

Thought it was very good, shit myself more than once as well.

Before the film started some message come on the screen about women being able to propose to men on the 29th Feb.

Then a picture of this couple come on and the lighs went on them in the seats.

He said yes the bad flap artist.
Title: safe house
Post by: GNSNOEFC on March 01, 2012, 10:39:37 PM
anyone saw this? looks good goin to see it the weekend i think
Title: Re: safe house
Post by: Sir Stealth on March 01, 2012, 10:45:45 PM
anyone saw this? looks good goin to see it the weekend i think

A mate of mine saw it last night and text me before to tell me it's class, think I might check it out myself.
Title: Re: safe house
Post by: Ad1989 on March 01, 2012, 10:48:43 PM
It's quality!
Title: Re: safe house
Post by: Deano Blue Boy on March 01, 2012, 11:01:37 PM
Whats it about?
Title: Re: safe house
Post by: blargins on March 01, 2012, 11:12:49 PM
A house, and how safe it is.
Title: Re: safe house
Post by: Deano Blue Boy on March 01, 2012, 11:36:15 PM
A house, and how safe it is.

Is a wolf involved?
Title: Re: safe house
Post by: t2487 on March 02, 2012, 12:14:45 AM
It's ok. Mission Impossible 4 is better.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GNSNOEFC on March 02, 2012, 04:13:15 AM
Safe House Trailer HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcMbU9ULPlk#ws)

safe house trailer
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GNSNOEFC on March 02, 2012, 04:44:41 AM
the last ferry out soon liverpool film

The Last Ferry Trailer 3MIN (http://vimeo.com/23438576)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GNSNOEFC on March 02, 2012, 07:52:22 PM
the last ferry wont be on the pictures
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GNSNOEFC on March 03, 2012, 01:17:51 AM
i thought there would of been replys about the liverpool one
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Shogun on March 03, 2012, 02:09:02 AM
Hope solo's sig is very good.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on March 03, 2012, 03:07:20 AM
Off to see The Muppets tomorrow.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on March 03, 2012, 07:07:38 AM
Off to see The Muppets tomorrow.

Well jel
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on March 03, 2012, 12:30:06 PM
i thought there would of been replys about the liverpool one

U going to see it George ?i tend to cringe off any local movies. Ages ago when I worked in blockbuster we stocked this Liverpool film called 'Going Off Big Time', the scallies loved it and though we only had 1 copy it was constantly being rented out, I watched it and it was pretty poor. The scouse accent is almost always terrible on film or tv
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on March 03, 2012, 12:51:45 PM
Watched J.Edgar because I really like Di Caprio and Eastwood. It's not bad, but it's definitely not magnificent. Acting is spot on and some of the relationships are portrayed very well, but that's about it. It's not epic.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on March 03, 2012, 07:43:17 PM
i thought there would of been replys about the liverpool one

I didnt want to reply cos I thought it looked horrendously shite, and I probably would of got banned again for having an opinion.

If your into all that stuff George go see Brick up the mersey tunnel when its next on the empire, really funny lad, you will love it I think.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on March 04, 2012, 12:11:45 AM
Whats everyones opinion on the Avengers Assemble trailer?

Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012) Watch the Official trailer | HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPoHPNeU9fc#ws)

Looks good, but i think it will fall short due to so many actors in it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: theshred on March 04, 2012, 06:54:35 PM
Watched project x yesterday, was only watchable cause i was high. this tried too hard, the dialogue was pathetic, and i'm just sad that these movies are no longer my demographic or hopefully this was just the bad end of the funny teenage comedies recently.

I loved the blur documentary 'no distance left to run' which i just watched. Best Line was by Alex James:"I just wanted my friends back."

A couple days ago my friend and i watched "This Must Be The Place" with Sean Penn but didn't really pay attention to it cause none made sense, just laughed when we watched. Look at this guy, it's a goth Robert Smith type seaching for a nazi standing next to a duck...

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2h4x2mo.gif)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on March 05, 2012, 11:57:02 PM
Saw The Muppets last night.

Loved it!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 05, 2012, 11:58:03 PM
Finally got round to watching Contagion.

Really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on March 06, 2012, 12:25:54 AM
9 Songs, great film
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GNSNOEFC on March 06, 2012, 01:00:58 AM
any decent films to recommend us kind of action films like shootin etc also some comedy ones, not so old mainly from last year really, also some good war films from whenever that i can watch if i havent watched the ones that get mentioned
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on March 06, 2012, 01:05:04 AM
any decent films to recommend us kind of action films like shootin etc also some comedy ones, not so old mainly from last year really, also some good war films from whenever that i can watch if i havent watched the ones that get mentioned

9 songs mate, great comedy
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GNSNOEFC on March 06, 2012, 02:11:38 AM
any others?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on March 06, 2012, 02:15:30 AM
any others?

The Other guys
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on March 06, 2012, 06:34:43 AM
any others?

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Easy A.

Emma Stone =  nod
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GNSNOEFC on March 06, 2012, 08:01:54 PM
keep them comin

action movies
war
comedy

i watched 50 cents film called gun last night
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on March 07, 2012, 12:30:01 AM
action movies
war
comedy

The Deer Hunter
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GNSNOEFC on March 07, 2012, 03:27:41 AM
come on theres gotta be some more films people can recommend
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on March 07, 2012, 04:39:35 AM
Mission Impossible 1,2,3,4
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on March 07, 2012, 05:16:11 AM
come on theres gotta be some more films people can recommend

Training day
Se7en

You watched 9 songs yet?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on March 10, 2012, 02:50:34 AM
I watched Detachment this week. Good but powered solely by Adrien Brody. He is absolutely terrific.

Hunt it out.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on March 17, 2012, 11:17:54 PM
New Prometheus trailer:

Prometheus IMAX Teaser Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SZClbedSaxU#ws)

Seriously cannot wait for this.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Shogun on March 18, 2012, 05:59:39 AM
Just watched From Dusk Till Dawn, for the first time.

Bloody love it. And great twist.

Spoiler Ahead















That's how you change the stereotype of Vampires and don't make it fucking suck... or sparkle


Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 20, 2012, 06:37:31 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2012/mar/19/michael-bay-ninja-turtles-aliens (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2012/mar/19/michael-bay-ninja-turtles-aliens)

Michael Bay is a fucking gobshite.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on March 20, 2012, 07:25:13 PM
I like some of his stuff, but this will be shit.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: School of Science on March 20, 2012, 07:40:30 PM
New Prometheus trailer:

Prometheus IMAX Teaser Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SZClbedSaxU#ws)

Seriously cannot wait for this.

Is Prometheus the prequel to Alien if it is I cant wait either,Alien was one of the best sci-fi films ever.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on March 20, 2012, 09:58:31 PM
Is Prometheus the prequel to Alien if it is I cant wait either,Alien was one of the best sci-fi films ever.

It's not a direct prequel, no. It's set in the same universe as Alien was though.

Also: Michael Bay is a fucking moron.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on March 20, 2012, 10:01:11 PM
It's not a direct prequel, no. It's set in the same universe as Alien was though.

It has "Alien DNA" in the closing scenes, according to Scott.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on March 20, 2012, 10:05:49 PM
It has "Alien DNA" in the closing scenes, according to Scott.

Yeah I remember reading that, but Scott has also stated that it's not a direct prequel. He could be bluffing, mind.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on March 20, 2012, 10:17:21 PM
Yeah I remember reading that, but Scott has also stated that it's not a direct prequel. He could be bluffing, mind.

Prometheus - Official Full HD Trailer - Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHcHYisZFLU&hd=1#ws)

Look closely around the 1:37 mark and you'll see he may well be bluffing his Geordie arse off!!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on March 21, 2012, 02:39:26 AM
Michael Bay is a tit alright.

Has anyone watched Young Adult? I saw it last night. Charlize Theron makes a flawed movie watchable. She's a superb actress.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on March 21, 2012, 04:12:26 AM
Another money making 3D remake - http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/03/19/jurassic-park-3d.html (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/03/19/jurassic-park-3d.html)

Actually kind of excited for that one though  :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on March 21, 2012, 04:20:07 AM
Another money making 3D remake - http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/03/19/jurassic-park-3d.html (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/03/19/jurassic-park-3d.html)

Actually kind of excited for that one though  :)

Retrofitted 3D is shite though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on March 21, 2012, 09:05:02 AM
Finally watched 500 days of Summer, rather enjoyed it...
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on March 21, 2012, 10:21:49 AM
Prometheus - Official Full HD Trailer - Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHcHYisZFLU&hd=1#ws)

Look closely around the 1:37 mark and you'll see he may well be bluffing his Geordie arse off!!

Im sure you can also see the egg field. I think it will hint at the xenomorphs for the entire film, but never show them, by not showing them making them scarier in a way. Then it will end with a facehugger hatching or something like that. I heard he was doing two prequels to Alien? I think this may be the prequel to the actual prequel.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on March 21, 2012, 10:22:16 AM
Finally watched 500 days of Summer, rather enjoyed it...

One of my favourite films!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on March 21, 2012, 03:09:27 PM
One of my favourite films!

How's it managed that? (That wasn't sarcasm by the way, just wondering because for a relationship drama it's pretty shit, but it's good for a 90 minute jukebox.)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 21, 2012, 04:27:04 PM
How's it managed that? (That wasn't sarcasm by the way, just wondering because for a relationship drama it's pretty shit, but it's good for a 90 minute jukebox.)

Pretty much this.

Ok enough film but the soundtrack is boss.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Grand Master C on March 21, 2012, 05:23:03 PM
Is Prometheus the prequel to Alien .

It has the Pilot from Alien in it and his ship. It looks like there is a chance it is set on LV-426.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on March 21, 2012, 05:29:54 PM
How's it managed that? (That wasn't sarcasm by the way, just wondering because for a relationship drama it's pretty shit, but it's good for a 90 minute jukebox.)

As far as these relationship dramas go I'd say it's the best I've ever seen..
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 21, 2012, 05:37:07 PM
As far as these relationship dramas go I'd say it's the best I've ever seen..

Watch Amelie.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on March 22, 2012, 05:09:08 PM
Anyone watched 9 songs yet? thats a great relationship drama
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 22, 2012, 05:19:34 PM
There is an extreme film season starting on Film4.

First film is on tonight, Bennys Video.

Anyone seen it?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on March 22, 2012, 05:36:17 PM
Yeah man, I love Haneke. It's great.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 22, 2012, 05:44:51 PM
Decent, I'l defo give that a watch.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on March 22, 2012, 06:34:11 PM
There is an extreme film season starting on Film4.

First film is on tonight, Bennys Video.

Anyone seen it?


If there's any Dario Argento on that list be sure to give his films a watch.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on March 22, 2012, 06:35:00 PM
Anyone watched 9 songs yet? thats a great relationship drama

Did you watch it as part of your censorship module by anychance?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 23, 2012, 04:27:53 PM
Thought Bennys Video was a bit shit to be honest.

Love Exposure is tonights 'extreme' film.

It's on for four hours!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on March 23, 2012, 05:00:40 PM
Recent films I've seen that I've enjoyed are:

Harry Potter and the Woman in Black
Midnight in Paris - Excellent movie that, one of Woody Allen's best of late.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - took me 20 minutes to get into that, but it was a really good watch.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on March 23, 2012, 06:36:30 PM
Anyone seen John Carter? Apparently it's died on it's arse and is going to be the biggest movie flop ever?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on March 23, 2012, 06:51:35 PM
Anyone seen John Carter? Apparently it's died on it's arse and is going to be the biggest movie flop ever?

It looks really shit.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on March 23, 2012, 06:59:03 PM
It looks really shit.

That's what I thought.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 23, 2012, 07:05:54 PM
My brother has seen it and liked it, but he is 14.

I think they have spent about £200mil on it and made £70 back.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on March 23, 2012, 08:43:54 PM
Wow, if they only made £70 back, only half a dozen people must have seen it ;)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on March 23, 2012, 08:49:21 PM
It does look like a poor man's Avatar. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on March 23, 2012, 09:47:52 PM
That Battleship one, which looks a blatant rip off of transformers too, judging by the mechanised-alien race, looks like it could give Carter a run for its money. Funnily enough I think Bay is involved in it.

I'd probably see it just to laugh at how shit it is.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 23, 2012, 10:18:06 PM
That Battleship one, which looks a blatant rip off of transformers too, judging by the mechanised-alien race, looks like it could give Carter a run for its money. Funnily enough I think Bay is involved in it.

I'd probably see it just to laugh at how shit it is.

Is that the one Rihanna is in?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on March 24, 2012, 01:42:13 AM
Is that the one Rihanna is in?

Yeah. Liam Neeson's in it as well, so expect him to be attacked by wolves or to lose his identity.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on March 24, 2012, 07:27:28 AM
keep them comin

action movies
war
comedy

i watched 50 cents film called gun last night

K War films Ive loved (specifically WW2)..

Saving Private Ryan (1998, Spielberg, Normandy, ENG) IMDB: 8.5

Cross of Iron (1977, Sam Peckinpah, Russian Front, ENG) IMDB: 7.5

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970, Oscar Winner and the ONLY Pearl Harbour film you ever need to watch, takes view from both sides, amazing with planes & stunts, not cgi, historically as accurate a film as Hollywood ever attempted ENG / JAP). IMDB: 7.5

Das Boot (1981, Wolfgang Peterson, German U boat try and survive being fucked over by just about everything, only get Directors Cut version, very long, very claustrophobic and very intense, awesome GER) IMDB: 8.5

Kellys Heroes (1970, action, adventure with a lot of comedy. US soldiers take on Tiger Tanks to steal a bunch of gold, Clint Eastwood! Normandy) IMDB: 7.5

Stalingrad (1993, Quite frankly one of the most brutal films ever made about WW2. Forget Hollywood sugar coated Boys Own Adventure, this is fucking war! Taken from a German platoon's point of view. Hard to get hold of the subtitled version (the dubbed version, like all dubbed movies, is awful) but if you can, watch it. GER / RUS Eastern Front). IMDB: 7.5

Enemy At The Gates (2001, This is the Hollywood sugar coated equivelent of Stalingrad, but good in its own right. Nice if you dont like reading subtitles, or watching Monkey style dubbed films. Not a patch on Stalingrad IMO though. ENG Eastern Front). IMDB: 7.5

Patton (1970, Oscar winning depiction of North African / Sicily / Western Front campaign of Gen Patton, great general, complete SOB as a man, ENG) IMDB: 8

Bridge Too Far (1977, Richard Attenborough, all star cast, brilliant depiction of Operation Market Garden, long film) IMDB: 7.3

Battle of Britain (1969, Guy Hamilton, all star cast (not quite as much as BTF) aerial dogfighting sequences that directly influenced star wars) IMDB; 6.8

Also, Inglorious Basterds, Letters From Iwo Jima, The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen.

All above would recommend.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on March 26, 2012, 01:28:10 AM
The Hunger Games was much better than I expected.  Somewhere in between The Running Man for Teens and Twilight.  The Twilighty bits were shit but the rest was good.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on March 26, 2012, 03:10:50 AM
Just watched Thor. Few good bits in it that could have made it a very good film, but the rushed start and cringeworthy humour made it average in my eyes.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on March 26, 2012, 07:05:30 AM
The Hunger Games was much better than I expected.  Somewhere in between The Running Man for Teens and Twilight.  The Twilighty bits were shit but the rest was good.

It looks as if they have taken the basic premise of Battle Royale, changed a few of the basics. Then looked at Twilight and taken the mind numbing shitness and money spinning aesthetics that the teens scream for, then filled it with good looking people.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on March 26, 2012, 07:11:57 AM
I'm going to see 21st jump street tomorrow, looks interesting.

Project X is shit.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on March 26, 2012, 07:12:23 AM
It looks as if they have taken the basic premise of Battle Royale, changed a few of the basics. Then looked at Twilight and taken the mind numbing shitness and money spinning aesthetics that the teens scream for, then filled it with good looking people.

Its based on a trilogy of books i think
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on March 26, 2012, 07:28:59 AM
It is.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on March 26, 2012, 11:07:21 AM
I thought so. I'm sure my flatmate was reading them.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on March 26, 2012, 11:55:57 AM
Fellas, watch 96 minutes. It packs more oomph than a Mike Tyson ear bite.

Top marks.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on March 26, 2012, 07:52:33 PM
I thought so. I'm sure my flatmate was reading them.

My fiancee's daughter is 12. She saw it on the midnight showing with her dad when it opened last Thursday and then with her mom and aunt yesterday.

She loves it.

She's 12.

I think that's all you need to know to work out if you want to see it or not.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on March 26, 2012, 11:12:36 PM
For anyone who likes asian martial art movies check out the ACTION FILM OF THE YEAR

The Raid: Redemption

EDIT: Released in the UK 18th May

The Raid : Redemption - Official Trailer [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkULMOFpuCo#ws)


And if "proper" martial arts (ie less of the wirework stuff) floats your boat, Gareth Evans previous film to The Raid was pretty damn awesome too.

Merantau

MERANTAU TRAILER (SD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtkLFm3QrmA#ws)

Martial art is Silat, director is Welsh (!), fight choreography is up there with the very best of the genre.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on March 26, 2012, 11:20:26 PM
My fiancee's daughter is 12. She saw it on the midnight showing with her dad when it opened last Thursday and then with her mom and aunt yesterday.

She loves it.

She's 12.

I think that's all you need to know to work out if you want to see it or not.

Pointless argument. A good film is a good film regardless of age. By all accounts they are very good books, and the films meant to be really good as well. It may be aimed at a certain age group, but a good film is a good film. Age does not come into it
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on March 26, 2012, 11:43:19 PM
Blarg mate, I resent that ;)  It's true that it's definitely aimed at the teen market (like I say it's a bit Twilight for my tastes) but there is a strong storyline in there and some really interesting ideas.  Post apocalyptic films are nearly always interesting.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on March 27, 2012, 12:09:15 AM


And if "proper" martial arts (ie less of the wirework stuff) floats your boat, Gareth Evans previous film to The Raid was pretty damn awesome too.



Hmm, not sure I agree with this statement. I try to watch East Asian movies (admittedly they're mainly from China and Hong Kong) as much as I can and from what I've read and seen I'd think they consider "proper" martial arts films are the fables that feature "whimsical" set pieces, one that springs to mind is the likes of Yimou Zhang's Hero. I think the ones suggested here are straight up action films. It's not really a big deal but I don't think there's any way films using wire work are not "proper" martial films.

I'm nitpicking I know, but I can't help it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on March 27, 2012, 01:09:24 AM
Hmm, not sure I agree with this statement. I try to watch East Asian movies (admittedly they're mainly from China and Hong Kong) as much as I can and from what I've read and seen I'd think they consider "proper" martial arts films are the fables that feature "whimsical" set pieces, one that springs to mind is the likes of Yimou Zhang's Hero. I think the ones suggested here are straight up action films. It's not really a big deal but I don't think there's any way films using wire work are not "proper" martial films.

I'm nitpicking I know, but I can't help it.

I remember watching a film called Iron Monkey in the 90s (nothing to do with the 80's tv show) and although it was great, it stood out for me mostly because it had 2 fight choreographers, both with opposite styles.  The first half had a grounded, realistic, fighting style, choreographed by Shun-Yee-Yuen. About halfway thru Cheung-Yan-Yuen (the brother of Iron Monkey's director, and co- fight choreographer on Matrix, Crouching Tiger et al) took over and the film became a wire fest.  I was jarred watching the film, and the excellent commentary on the dvd by Bey Logan pointed out why the film suddenly changed fighting styles.

I have nothing against wirework, and as you say, it CAN suit the subject matter IF its set against a fantastical take on history or myth backdrop, like Hero or Crouching Tiger / Matrix.  However if the film is grounded, it just looks and feels out of place.

Wire work (IMO) simply has no place for a film set in modern times, and/ or which has no fantastical context behind it.  OTT action is fine, but as soon as guys start tip toeing over balconies, up walls and on top of peoples shoulders in that floaty wirey way it loses its stunt authenticity.

Jackie Chan wouldnt have cracked half the bones in his body if he had used some form of wire work, and his work would have suffered massively for it too. Bruce Lee could have been a badly matted flying deathgiver, but fortunately chose to stick with a proper martial art instead (albeit one of his own making).

Horses for courses I guess, but to me, in a film like this, it is not appropriate to use wire work, and wouldn't be in keeping with martial art film history if it did.

BTW The Raid: Redemption is being released on May 18th. May have limited cinema release, but everyone is raving about it.  In a nutshell, its an insane 100 minutes of brutal none stop action.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on March 27, 2012, 01:57:02 AM
I've heard great things about The Raid: Redemption.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on March 27, 2012, 02:05:45 AM
I've heard great things about The Raid: Redemption.

Have you watched Merantau? Although The Raid: Redemption is supposed to be a cranked up to 11 equivalent of Merantau, Evans other big movie is well worth watching as a taster for his new one.

Def check out even if you only have a passing interest in martial art films. They both share the same star (Iko Uwais) who, if there's any justice, could become at least as big as Tony Jaa.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: lilianaparker on March 27, 2012, 02:14:27 AM
the Hunger Game..:)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on March 27, 2012, 02:40:26 AM
Have you watched Merantau? Although The Raid: Redemption is supposed to be a cranked up to 11 equivalent of Merantau, Evans other big movie is well worth watching as a taster for his new one.

Def check out even if you only have a passing interest in martial art films. They both share the same star (Iko Uwais) who, if there's any justice, could become at least as big as Tony Jaa.

I have that passing interest as you have put  :P. I'm a lover of all film, but horror is my bag.

I'm eager to see this however.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on March 27, 2012, 07:37:15 AM
Blarg mate, I resent that ;)  It's true that it's definitely aimed at the teen market (like I say it's a bit Twilight for my tastes) but there is a strong storyline in there and some really interesting ideas.  Post apocalyptic films are nearly always interesting.

I have actually got it on my reading list. The movie doesn't inspire me at present.

My step daughter has been excited about it since she read the books over a year ago.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on April 02, 2012, 08:08:13 PM
My mate just text me saying Dumb and Dumber two has been confirmed with both Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels to star in it. Madness

So that's Bill and Ted 3, Ghostbusters 3, D&D 2... strange resurgence in 'cult' comedies

Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Jimmywhack on April 02, 2012, 08:09:56 PM
My mate just text me saying Dumb and Dumber two has been confirmed with both Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels to star in it. Madness

So that's Bill and Ted 3, Ghostbusters 3, D&D 2... strange resurgence in 'cult' comedies

Wouldnt that be dumb and dumber 3?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on April 02, 2012, 08:10:39 PM
Wouldnt that be dumb and dumber 3?

no because dumb and dumberer was a prequel.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on April 02, 2012, 08:12:15 PM
My mate just text me saying Dumb and Dumber two has been confirmed with both Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels to star in it. Madness

So that's Bill and Ted 3, Ghostbusters 3, D&D 2... strange resurgence in 'cult' comedies



Less risk. Guaranteed market for their big earners of the year. There are original screenplays of marque films begging to be made, but what studio can afford a flop?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on April 02, 2012, 08:13:53 PM
Less risk. Guaranteed market for their big earners of the year. There are original screenplays of marque films begging to be made, but what studio can afford a flop?

I understand that like, but i don't really see a market for a Dumb and Dumber 2 or Bill and Ted 3.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on April 02, 2012, 08:23:49 PM
I understand that like, but i don't really see a market for a Dumb and Dumber 2 or Bill and Ted 3.

They will sell. These reunion pieces will become more and more common, like the adaptations from comic books to movies.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Jimmywhack on April 02, 2012, 08:25:46 PM
no because dumb and dumberer was a prequel.

Either way it was awful
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on April 02, 2012, 09:45:58 PM
Watched Wrath of the Titans, The Pirates! In an adventure with scientists and Anchorman over the weekend.

WotT was poor, Pirates was a good little film with some funny moments and Anchorman was hilarious.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on April 02, 2012, 09:50:55 PM
Watched Wrath of the Titans, The Pirates! In an adventure with scientists and Anchorman over the weekend.

WotT was poor, Pirates was a good little film with some funny moments and Anchorman was hilarious.

First time you've seen it?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on April 02, 2012, 09:52:30 PM
First time you've seen it?

Yeah. I'd never got around to watching it so I recorded it on Saturday as I was going out. Watched at lunchtime before and nearly choked my lunch 3/4 times.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on April 02, 2012, 09:55:43 PM
Yeah. I'd never got around to watching it so I recorded it on Saturday as I was going out. Watched at lunchtime before and nearly choked my lunch 3/4 times.

Haha what was your best bit?

Mine is when Jack Black punts Baxter
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on April 02, 2012, 10:00:20 PM
Haha what was your best bit?

Mine is when Jack Black punts Baxter

Haha there were so many.

Black punting Baxter, the Black Panther afterhsave bit, the barbershop quartet and anything said by Steve Carell were probably my fave bits.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on April 02, 2012, 10:19:03 PM
Anchorman.....one of the very few genuinely hilarious movies from the last 20 years.

Too many great moments but I'll never forget the whole clanfight between all the celebrity tv crews which had me in stitches, especially with Carell's sudden appearance with a hand grenade.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on April 03, 2012, 03:30:21 AM
Have a feeling the Anchorman sequel will be shit though.  Some things are just of a time.  I think Dumb and Dumber will be too.  Looking forward to American Pie Reunion for some unknown reason though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on April 03, 2012, 04:09:36 AM
Ted - Restricted Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGW5gpMU9yo&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Prometheus
Post by: Brownie on April 03, 2012, 05:13:02 AM
Anyone else looking forward to watching this. the trailers look amazing and I loved the original Alien and Aliens.
Title: Rise of the Footsoldier
Post by: GNSNOEFC on April 03, 2012, 08:15:02 AM
anyone saw this? looks good never saw it watchin it now
Title: Re: Rise of the Footsoldier
Post by: Lewis on April 03, 2012, 08:15:47 AM
Great film, seen it a couple times :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Rise of the Footsoldier
Post by: RICH on April 03, 2012, 08:29:43 AM
Excellent movie but you will need to read all the books after
Title: Re: Rise of the Footsoldier
Post by: C-R-A-I-G on April 03, 2012, 08:42:00 AM
If your into swearing its the film for you. They probably dont have a scene without one in  :shock:
Title: Short, concise
Post by: Bily No Pace on April 03, 2012, 12:19:32 PM
GEORGE TRANSLATION:


Anyone seen this? It looks good. I've not seen it, in fact I am watching it now.
Title: Re: Rise of the Footsoldier
Post by: Verm on April 03, 2012, 03:00:01 PM
http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,16235.0.html (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,16235.0.html)
Title: Re: Rise of the Footsoldier
Post by: Bob Sacamano on April 03, 2012, 03:14:33 PM
Is this the one with some Eastenders cast in it? It's fucking awful.
Title: Re: Rise of the Footsoldier
Post by: Sres on April 03, 2012, 03:18:23 PM
GEORGE TRANSLATION:


Anyone seen this? It looks good. I've not seen it, in fact I am watching it now.


thx
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on April 07, 2012, 09:07:39 AM
Watched the hunger games. Found it very boring, predictable and shallow. Absolutely no character development and I couldn't have cared less if the girl got it or not. Thankfully the shining is on now, so the whole evening isn't completely lost.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on April 08, 2012, 11:30:52 PM
Watched the hunger games. Found it very boring, predictable and shallow. Absolutely no character development and I couldn't have cared less if the girl got it or not. Thankfully the shining is on now, so the whole evening isn't completely lost.

I didn't care much about the girl either but I did about the lad.  Liked it a lot, funny how massively different our opinions are on it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on April 13, 2012, 10:45:03 AM
I didn't care much about the girl either but I did about the lad.  Liked it a lot, funny how massively different our opinions are on it.

I thought it was great too. I still prefer Battle Royale but I'm never gonna be torn on that.
Gary Ross has stepped down from directing the next one which I'm pleased about however. The cinematography made me feel like I was on a 2hr teacup ride at Alton Towers.


I watched the original 12 Angry Men for the first time last night. So so good ->  :clap:
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on April 13, 2012, 02:46:48 PM
The fucking hunger games and 12 Angry Men should NEVER be talked about in the same post.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on April 13, 2012, 02:52:37 PM
The fucking hunger games and 12 Angry Men should NEVER be talked about in the same post.

You seen it mate

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on April 13, 2012, 02:55:22 PM
The fucking hunger games and 12 Angry Men should NEVER be talked about in the same post.

Hahahahaha. That made me laugh out loud  lolol
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on April 13, 2012, 03:05:43 PM
You seen it mate

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using Tapatalk 2


Do I really have to? I've had to sit through Twilight before now, hunger games might finish me off for good
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on April 13, 2012, 03:20:29 PM

Do I really have to? I've had to sit through Twilight before now, hunger games might finish me off for good

I despise twilight but I like this.  It won't blow your mind like. 

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on April 13, 2012, 03:47:22 PM
I despise twilight but I like this.  It won't blow your mind like. 

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using Tapatalk 2

I'll see it, but it's near the bottom of my immediate list. I'm getting my way through a backlog of Giallo films right now, they were unbelievably hard to get a hold of. Do you know any download sites? I use the same three, isohunt, demonoid and piratebay, before it stopped working. But neither of those two have the old films I'm after and they're a kings ransom to buy at amazon.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on April 13, 2012, 04:54:32 PM
I'll see it, but it's near the bottom of my immediate list. I'm getting my way through a backlog of Giallo films right now, they were unbelievably hard to get a hold of. Do you know any download sites? I use the same three, isohunt, demonoid and piratebay, before it stopped working. But neither of those two have the old films I'm after and they're a kings ransom to buy at amazon.

Another one to try is kickass torrents.  They have The Girl Who Knew Too Much and Blood and Black Lace anyways.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on April 13, 2012, 04:57:12 PM
Another one to try is kickass torrents.  They have The Girl Who Knew Too Much and Blood and Black Lace anyways.

Those two I have, the other torrent sites have the titles, but absolutely no seeders. It's very frustrating.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on April 13, 2012, 05:01:02 PM
Those two I have, the other torrent sites have the titles, but absolutely no seeders. It's very frustrating.

I only scanned for those two (my knowledge of Giallo is zero) based on the list on Wiki, so have a little look thru Kickass and see, might get lucky.

Ive looked on torrentleech but they have a Mario Dargento pack but thats it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on April 19, 2012, 05:22:24 PM
I really want to see Ted!

Very original storyline. I didn't find the trailer hilarious, though there were a couple of funny moments, so I hope it doesn't end up being poor.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: evertonjoe on April 19, 2012, 05:23:57 PM
Prometheus Viral Clip # 3 (David the Android) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWmbqH_z7jM#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sheedys left foot on April 20, 2012, 04:08:31 PM
Craigeverton1878, hello squire, is that a still from ' He Man the movie ' on your avatar ?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on April 20, 2012, 04:17:54 PM
Craigeverton1878, hello squire, is that a still from ' He Man the movie ' on your avatar ?

I collect candid pictures from movie sets, I saw this and knew that I had to have it!

(http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy303/craigeverton/BTSmotu1.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on April 20, 2012, 09:36:31 PM
Haha, best avatar going that  nod
Title: Watched Bronson last night
Post by: Sres on April 27, 2012, 10:54:37 PM
What a great film that is, think I'll have to read a book about him now.
Title: Re: Watched Bronson last night
Post by: Bob Sacamano on April 27, 2012, 10:56:59 PM
Refn is a good guy. I like how he deals with violence.
Title: Re: Watched Bronson last night
Post by: Confucius on April 27, 2012, 11:35:24 PM
Never heard of it so googled it. Sounds like a really interesting guy.
Title: Re: Watched Bronson last night
Post by: t2487 on April 28, 2012, 12:58:26 AM
Hardy and Refn, was always going to be good.

Tom Hardy is a beast.

Title: Re: Watched Bronson last night
Post by: Bob Sacamano on April 28, 2012, 01:03:52 AM
Hardy and Refn, was always going to be good.

Tom Hardy is a beast.



Dont you hate it when this happens

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t342/carlethz/Hollywood%20stars/This-Means-War.jpg)
Title: Miss you, Landon
Post by: Bily No Pace on April 28, 2012, 01:11:16 AM
Dont you hate it when this happens

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t342/carlethz/Hollywood%20stars/This-Means-War.jpg)

what when you have a ridiculously large forehead?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on April 29, 2012, 03:24:56 AM
The Avengers, where have you been all my life? What an experience. 2.5 hours of pure geek joy.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on April 29, 2012, 08:34:13 PM
The Avengers, where have you been all my life? What an experience. 2.5 hours of pure geek joy.

Epic stuff, The Hulk was amazing in it.  Funny as well.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: School of Science on April 30, 2012, 07:22:58 PM
Watched the Avengers last night,very enjoyable in parts,quite funny to,just thought the bad guys in it could have been better.Iwould rather they were opposing the likes of the Abomination,Sandman,Doctor Doom etc,still good though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on April 30, 2012, 07:38:22 PM
I'm going on Wednesday to see it. Hoping that I'll be blown over, Whedon writes a helluva screenplay, so I'm very optimistic!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on April 30, 2012, 08:32:35 PM
It's the screenplay that makes the film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on May 01, 2012, 01:28:03 AM
Yep, I'm excited about this too. They have some interesting cats involved with the Avengers and their individual movies leading up to it (Kenny Branagh!?).
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on May 01, 2012, 03:51:33 AM
I'm going on Wednesday to see it. Hoping that I'll be blown over, Whedon writes a helluva screenplay, so I'm very optimistic!

It's very funny.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on May 01, 2012, 04:48:59 PM
New Trailer for The Dark Knight Rises is up can't watch it on my work computer though
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: School of Science on May 02, 2012, 12:02:41 AM
Seen the trailer for prometheus on t.v yesterday looks fantastic,Ridley Scott is one of my favourite directors,out June the first
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on May 02, 2012, 03:59:43 AM
Watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo yesterday (the American one), really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on May 02, 2012, 04:08:15 AM
Watched the Avengers last night,very enjoyable in parts,quite funny to,just thought the bad guys in it could have been better.Iwould rather they were opposing the likes of the Abomination,Sandman,Doctor Doom etc,still good though.

None of them would feel a real threat though, seen as they've all been defeated individually. I liked the use of Loki, i think he's portrayed amazingly.

9/10 film for me. Time for Batman to step it up.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on May 02, 2012, 05:30:22 AM
I have been looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises for a while, but none of the trailers excite me. Just looks like a carbon copy of TDK with Bane instead of Joker. Joseph Gordon Levitt looks to be in it a lot though from the trailer. Possibly Nightwing? Or Batman if Bane does what Bane does so well in the comics?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on May 02, 2012, 01:19:45 PM
Seen the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises and it will be far and away the film of the year
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on May 02, 2012, 05:24:55 PM
Watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo yesterday (the American one), really enjoyed it.

I saw that a couple of months back, it is good.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on May 02, 2012, 09:30:09 PM
I have been looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises for a while, but none of the trailers excite me. Just looks like a carbon copy of TDK with Bane instead of Joker. Joseph Gordon Levitt looks to be in it a lot though from the trailer. Possibly Nightwing? Or Batman if Bane does what Bane does so well in the comics?

Nah Robin or Nightwing will not be anywhere near this film. Think Catwoman will be his sidekick for most of the film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 02, 2012, 09:43:40 PM
I'm losing enthusiasm for TDKR by the day. It will have top notch set pieces, and make excellent use of it's hour or so of IMAX footage, but other than that I feel it has a lot to prove all things considered. I'm in the CarlosAlberto camp with this one.

Also, lets hope the inclusion of Catwoman isn't the fuck up of 2012.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on May 02, 2012, 10:59:08 PM
I don't think the inclusion of Catwoman will be a fuck up at all. She's a very complex and cool character with a lot of source material to look at. Nolan isn't one to throw in a character for characters sake, he'll have her be there for a purpose and im sure it will work great.

I thought it was all being shot in IMAX? Or am i making that up?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 02, 2012, 11:01:33 PM
I don't think the inclusion of Catwoman will be a fuck up at all. She's a very complex and cool character with a lot of source material to look at. Nolan isn't one to throw in a character for characters sake, he'll have her be there for a purpose and im sure it will work great.

I thought it was all being shot in IMAX? Or am i making that up?

Not all, although it will be the most IMAX footage in a film thus far.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on May 02, 2012, 11:06:24 PM
Not all, although it will be the most IMAX footage in a film thus far.

Oh fair enough! Anyway i still feel this will be better than The Dark Knight. Bane is my favourite Batman character and i'm glad to see they've gone down the intelligent route rather than the brute force one
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on May 03, 2012, 12:51:47 AM
I trust Nolan. The man is a PERV of the highest order.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on May 03, 2012, 03:46:24 AM
I have been looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises for a while, but none of the trailers excite me. Just looks like a carbon copy of TDK with Bane instead of Joker. Joseph Gordon Levitt looks to be in it a lot though from the trailer. Possibly Nightwing? Or Batman if Bane does what Bane does so well in the comics?

Yeah it does seem that they are using 'Knightfall' as the basis for TDKR. Maybe the twist is going to be Joseph Gordon Levitt taking over the cowl at the film's end rather than in the middle like the comics. Both Nolan and Bale have stated this is their conclusion and physically.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on May 03, 2012, 08:47:40 PM
I just hope they sort out Banes voice once and for all.  Saw the 10 minute preview at the IMAX and he sounded like Kenny from South Park.  Couldnt understand a word.

Then this new trailer, his first line seems to be much improved, then the line about severe death was so badly overdubbed it was a joke.

I have faith in Nolan to deliver, but the sound mix (especially in the IMAX which may look great but has dodgy as fuck sound) is worrying me.



Another film to check out is Chronicle.  Very good "found footage" style movie about high school kids with superpowers.

chronicle trailer HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-M5Qx57_UU#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on May 03, 2012, 08:52:46 PM
Anyone heard anything about The Hobbit? Apparently it's being shot at twice the normal frame rate from what I've heard. No idea what it will look like, but have heard it will take some getting used to.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 03, 2012, 09:39:26 PM
Anyone heard anything about The Hobbit? Apparently it's being shot at twice the normal frame rate from what I've heard. No idea what it will look like, but have heard it will take some getting used to.

It will be like looking through glass, it will create an unbelievable picture on the big screen.

Take a look at this.

Showscan Digital from Douglas Trumbull (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkWLZy7gbLg#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on May 03, 2012, 10:19:36 PM
Interesting stuff.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on May 03, 2012, 11:27:39 PM
The Avengers was a beast.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on May 03, 2012, 11:43:59 PM
I kept thinking The Avengers was this:

http://www.for-your-eyes-only.com/Site/Gareth_Hunt_obit_files/newavengers2.jpg (http://www.for-your-eyes-only.com/Site/Gareth_Hunt_obit_files/newavengers2.jpg)

Incidentally, I didn't know Gareth Hunt had kicked the bucket.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on May 04, 2012, 12:36:08 AM
The Hobbit will be shown at the cinema in both 24fps and 48fps. The main reason behind this is that a lot of cinemas won't have the time to convert their screens. FWIW, apparently the main issue with the 10 minute clips of the film shown in 48fps weren't long enough to get used to it. It takes a little while apparently. I am interested in seeing it though, apparently CGI is more seemless at 48fps.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on May 04, 2012, 01:07:02 AM
Reckon it'll be nails.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on May 04, 2012, 03:23:45 AM
Does that mean it will be good?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on May 04, 2012, 03:27:50 AM
Yeah, bit of Scottish slang for you. Means it'll be brilliant.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on May 05, 2012, 04:11:20 PM
Saw The Avengers last night. People weren't lying when they said that Whedon knows how to bring hilarious-ness to a film. Loved the acting, the fighting and the humour of it.

By the way, if you haven't seen it then don't read further down my post as there's a spoiler:








































After the credits, was it Red Skull who turned around smiling at the camera?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on May 05, 2012, 04:42:04 PM
Saw American Pie last night, was good to see a new film, but it didn't bust my balls in laughter like some of the previous ones have.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on May 05, 2012, 06:37:24 PM
Saw The Avengers last night. People weren't lying when they said that Whedon knows how to bring hilarious-ness to a film. Loved the acting, the fighting and the humour of it.

By the way, if you haven't seen it then don't read further down my post as there's a spoiler:








































After the credits, was it Red Skull who turned around smiling at the camera?

IT was Thanos....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanos)  This crazy cat right here. Kind of leads me to believe the next film will be more magic/space based.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on May 05, 2012, 09:50:58 PM
IT was Thanos....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanos)  This crazy cat right here. Kind of leads me to believe the next film will be more magic/space based.

Ah right, cheers for that.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 06, 2012, 12:28:02 AM
Ruff/Banner/Hulk stole the show.

Loved that Cap was the leader in battle, loved how Tom Hiddleston seems to be an aspiring Michael Fassbender, and love how in the midst of battle Hulk still managed to get a sly dig in on Thor.   

However the underuse of Hawkeye was criminal.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on May 06, 2012, 12:45:42 AM
Ruff/Banner/Hulk stole the show.

Loved that Cap was the leader in battle, loved how Tom Hiddleston seems to be an aspiring Michael Fassbender, and love how in the midst of battle Hulk still managed to get a sly dig in on Thor.   

However the underuse of Hawkeye was criminal.

Didn't think Hawkeye was particularly underused mate although he was a little underplayed.  Hiddleston was simply brilliant.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on May 06, 2012, 01:35:33 AM
Hmm... I felt Capt. was badly underused until the final battle. Didn't see the point of Cobie Smulders being there either.

Agree that Ruffalo and Hiddleston stole the show though, and that short sequence between them in Stark's tower left me in bulk. Enjoyed the banter between Stark and everyone else as well.

Seems I missed out on the second post-credits scene too, but watched it on Youtube to see what it was about. Funny little end to the film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on May 06, 2012, 01:50:53 AM
Hmm... I felt Capt. was badly underused until the final battle. Didn't see the point of Cobie Smulders being there either.

Agree that Ruffalo and Hiddleston stole the show though, and that short sequence between them in Stark's tower left me in bulk. Enjoyed the banter between Stark and everyone else as well.

Seems I missed out on the second post-credits scene too, but watched it on Youtube to see what it was about. Funny little end to the film.

I think Cap is being saved for his sequel.  I liked the symbolism of him leading the team.  Apparently a scene was cut were Cap went to find the woman who he left behind in his film so expect that to be in the extras maybe?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sheedys left foot on May 06, 2012, 06:55:07 AM
The humor was top notch, especialy the line " he was adopted " i was still chuckling 10 mins after !
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on May 06, 2012, 03:30:59 PM
Ruffalo is brilliant. Hiddleston too. Great casting.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on May 06, 2012, 04:33:34 PM
I think Cap is being saved for his sequel.  I liked the symbolism of him leading the team.  Apparently a scene was cut were Cap went to find the woman who he left behind in his film so expect that to be in the extras maybe?

Yeah it was good to see everyone look to him for leadership, but I still felt he was underused a bit. This is a guy who's just woken from a 70 year sleep and yet they didn't seem to touch on his struggle with being in the modern world. Maybe they'll touch on that more in his sequel though, like you said.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 06, 2012, 04:55:17 PM
Yeah it was good to see everyone look to him for leadership, but I still felt he was underused a bit. This is a guy who's just woken from a 70 year sleep and yet they didn't seem to touch on his struggle with being in the modern world. Maybe they'll touch on that more in his sequel though, like you said.

Unless you want another 40mins added to the run time I'm afraid you will have to settle for the one liners that suggest a struggle with modernity. One of the drawbacks of having 4 lead actors I suppose.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on May 07, 2012, 12:38:59 AM
They only had the Thanos bit post credits on the UK prints of Avengers. They added the second scene for the US release.

Watched the US remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo the other night. Thought the original was pretty average (all 3 were to be honest), but I really enjoyed this. It has better direction, better cinematography, better acting and a better soundtrack than the original. Fincher's visuals are fantastic at times, and Rooney Mara was bloody fantastic as Lisbeth Salander.

Sadly, it still does have the wanky Saw like culmination to the investigation, as well as the uber-Hollywood ending, but all in all, well worth a watch.

Fantastic opening credit sequence as well:

The GIrl With the Dragon Tattoo Opening Title Sequence - David Fincher Movie (2011) HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY4f_83t_rw#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: bluestevie on May 07, 2012, 05:47:03 AM
sooo avengers gets thumbs up then lads? can't wait to see it
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Everton on May 07, 2012, 05:51:02 AM
Going with a few mates to watch the hunger games, heard its good, cant wait.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on May 07, 2012, 08:29:12 PM
I fell asleep half way through the hunger games.

The concept has been done to death now, but I guess for the teenagers it's aimed at, this is the first time they've seen anything like this.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on May 07, 2012, 10:17:27 PM
Battle Royale for Tweens.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on May 08, 2012, 05:43:14 AM
I watched Ghost World last night.

Buscemi rules.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 10, 2012, 01:31:48 PM
I expect a few have been waiting for this. Some heavy hitters, for sure.

Gangster Squad (2012) Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc3Ab52uqM8#ws)

One thing that really chaps my nads is when they make period pieces and don't use period music. Makes no sense and devalues the whole thing.

Emma Stone looks great though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on May 11, 2012, 12:47:33 AM
Stone and Gosling.

Yaas.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on May 11, 2012, 02:48:17 AM
Yep, caught the trailer earlier. Looks good! I usually cannot stand Sean Penn either.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on May 11, 2012, 03:50:19 AM
I've been waiting for Gangster Squad since it first got announced!

Anyone had a look at Cannes?
Check out Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt and Cronenberg's Cosmopolis. In this, I'm interested in seeing if Pattinson is capable of pulling off such a role post Twilight mania. The early signs look promising.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: bluestevie on May 11, 2012, 06:23:09 AM
sooo avengers gets thumbs up then lads? can't wait to see it

scrap that. went to see it last night with my girlfriend as last minute call due to the american pie showings being sold out. absolutely loved it, action scenes were quality and people were rolling at the gags and general humour, particularly the scene in grand central station between thor and hulk
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Danny on May 13, 2012, 04:19:17 PM
Anyone seen "The Room"?

One of the funniest film's i've ever seen.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 13, 2012, 04:29:34 PM
It's so bad, it's kinda good.

Danny, you may like this.....


http://www.theroomstuff.com/ (http://www.theroomstuff.com/)  :snigger:
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on May 13, 2012, 11:33:09 PM
American Pie Reunion more of the same, quite funny.  I enjoyed it for the nostalgia and nods to the first film. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on May 14, 2012, 05:57:52 AM
Anyone seen "The Room"?

One of the funniest film's i've ever seen.

Its on in fact soon i think, I'd recommend watching it in there you'll have a blast!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on May 14, 2012, 06:03:30 AM
Saw Avengers Assembled tonight. Exactly what a top drawer comicbook movie blockbuster should be.

Loved it, some extremely funny moments too, Whedon really is brilliant.

Getting VERY excited for Friday...March 18th....The Raid.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on May 14, 2012, 07:54:51 PM
Its on in fact soon i think, I'd recommend watching it in there you'll have a blast!

Sweet. I still haven't seen it so might have a gander. Do you know what dates it's on?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on May 16, 2012, 12:51:23 AM

Getting VERY excited for Friday...March 18th....The Raid.


Hands down, the best film of the year so far.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Danny on May 16, 2012, 10:57:52 AM
It's so bad, it's kinda good.

Danny, you may like this.....


http://www.theroomstuff.com/ (http://www.theroomstuff.com/)  :snigger:

 lolol

I knew you must have seen it "YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISSAA"
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 17, 2012, 04:24:18 AM
More Mumblecore greatness coming out with Do-Deca-Pentahalon. Give the trailer a watch, it's on iTunes.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on May 17, 2012, 09:23:42 PM
Went to Asda on lunch and bought ozombie, this could be the worst 94 minutes of my life.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 17, 2012, 09:28:13 PM
Went to Asda on lunch and bought ozombie, this could be the worst 94 minutes of my life.

You never know, I once bought a copy of Let the Bullets Fly in Tesco for 3 quid!

EDIT: It was Bodyguards and Assassins not Let the Bullets Fly.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on May 19, 2012, 10:35:51 PM
Just seen Jeff, Who Lives At Home. Great little indie film with some funny moments and a real heartwarming story. Definitely a must see if you're into your indie films and/or like Jason Segel/Ed Helms.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on May 19, 2012, 10:37:23 PM
This is 94 minutes I'll never get back, ozombie is the worst film i've seen.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on May 19, 2012, 10:41:36 PM
Also, I didn't know anything about it until yesterday but I really cannot wait to see Moonrise Kingdom. Directed by Wes Anderson and stars the likes of Bill Murray, Bruce Willis and Jason Schwartzman.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on May 19, 2012, 11:14:49 PM
Saw Salmon Fishing in the Yemen last night in the cinema. Very good, I have to say. Liked it a lot.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on May 20, 2012, 06:40:15 AM
Watching Cowboys and Aliens at the moment.

Not sure I should have bothered.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on May 20, 2012, 06:49:16 AM
Watching Cowboys and Aliens at the moment.

Not sure I should have bothered.

That's a bit harsh, I thought it was a decent CL final.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on May 20, 2012, 07:06:06 AM
The cowboys have very poor tactics though, and little flair. But no doubt they will scrape a win.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on May 21, 2012, 07:44:26 PM

Hands down, the best film of the year so far.

One of the few films to actually live up to the critics hyperbole.  And agreed, best film of the year so far.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on May 23, 2012, 04:49:46 AM
Watched Change-Up earlier with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.  Thought it was going to be crap and it was  a decent body swap comedy, not great but decent. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: adamefc88 on May 23, 2012, 04:56:37 AM
about to settle down and watch MIB 2, not seen it for a few years but tesco had 1 and 2 on sale for £4.50 so i thought why not
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on May 23, 2012, 05:26:14 AM
Saw What to expect when you expecting the weekend. Pretty decent actually and anybody who has had a pregnant wife/gf/prostitute will be rolling on the floor laughing
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on May 23, 2012, 05:31:19 AM
Saw What?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on May 23, 2012, 05:38:36 AM
"What to expect when you expecting". Damn forum grammar and punctuation police
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on May 23, 2012, 05:48:53 AM
So it's not about expecting at the weekend?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on May 23, 2012, 05:50:48 AM
So it's not about expecting at the weekend?

It could be anything you want it to be, boss!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on May 23, 2012, 07:13:37 AM
Saw American Pie Reunion tonight, was okay. Had a fair few funny bits, just seemed really weird and forced a lot of the narrative. More a celebration of the trilogy than a movie that could stand up on its own i feel.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: adamefc88 on May 26, 2012, 03:28:57 PM
watching the lion king this morning,I have rediscovered my child hood, I wish to frolic in the sun
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on May 26, 2012, 08:41:30 PM
Watched The Dictator the other night.

Pretty funny although nothing on Borat or Ali G.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on May 29, 2012, 03:40:12 AM
Went to see The Dictator the other night.

Thought it would be a case of the only funny bits being in the advert but glad I was wrong. Found it hilarious.

Not quite as good as Borat was first time round but miles better than Bruno.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on May 29, 2012, 05:15:54 AM
Watched Chronicle the weekend. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Quite dark actually for what starts out as really funny.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on May 29, 2012, 12:26:55 PM
I thought it was pretty good too.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on May 30, 2012, 03:26:42 AM
I thought the Dictator was bloody awful.  Maybe one or two moments forced a smile.

Confuscious - Glad you liked Chronicle (*cough cough* mentioned it page 23  nod), have you checked out The Raid yet? Seriously, DO.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on May 30, 2012, 04:29:15 AM
I thought the Dictator was bloody awful.  Maybe one or two moments forced a smile.

Confuscious - Glad you liked Chronicle (*cough cough* mentioned it page 23  nod), have you checked out The Raid yet? Seriously, DO.

Will do Nomadshki
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on May 30, 2012, 07:48:12 AM
Anyone know a good place to buy movie posters from? I'm redecorating my room when i move home from university and would like 2 or 3 to frame and hang up.

Also any recommendations on movie posters? I'm thinking Alien is a cert for me already though
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 30, 2012, 02:05:03 PM
Anyone know a good place to buy movie posters from? I'm redecorating my room when i move home from university and would like 2 or 3 to frame and hang up.

Also any recommendations on movie posters? I'm thinking Alien is a cert for me already though

Foreign posters are the business. I got the Japanese Lost in Translation one, and I'm pretty sure I've been laid because of it.


Check out these ones, http://www.cracked.com/article_16990_lost-in-translation-20-baffling-foreign-movie-posters.html (http://www.cracked.com/article_16990_lost-in-translation-20-baffling-foreign-movie-posters.html)

But this site does decent prices, http://www.allposters.co.uk/ (http://www.allposters.co.uk/)



Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on May 30, 2012, 02:55:56 PM
Got tickets to see Prometheus at Fact on Friday. Super-psyched
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 30, 2012, 03:26:34 PM
Prometheus > Dark Knight Rises. I'm putting it out there.

Got my heart set in an IMAX viewing, I do love a bit of IMAX.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on May 30, 2012, 04:08:30 PM
Prometheus > Dark Knight Rises. I'm putting it out there.

Got my heart set in an IMAX viewing, I do love a bit of IMAX.

Dark knight rises will be ruined by Christian Bale doing a stupid Batman voice, just like it ruined the last 2. Keaton was the best batman by a mile!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on May 30, 2012, 04:38:01 PM
Project X is diabolical. Nobody in their right mind should be subjected to such utter tripe.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 30, 2012, 04:47:20 PM
Project X is diabolical. Nobody in their right mind should be subjected to such utter tripe.

It strikes me as a Fellaini's Mistress kind of picture.

Watched Lifeboat this morning, can't beat a bit of propaganda before midday. About to get my retinas chopped off by Donnie Yen in Ip Man.
Title: Re: RE: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on May 30, 2012, 05:41:45 PM
Keaton is the best Batman but Dark Knight series are better films.

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Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 31, 2012, 05:11:20 PM
Saw Moonrise Kingdom last night. How delightful. Can't think of many filmmakers who have made truly brilliant films with every release.

I also enjoyed the film acting as his response to HD & Digital projection, shot on grainy 16mm with old and long lenses so It's almost impossible to get a crisp image and sharp focus, a nice fuck you to the forced modernity of shitty 3-D films.

About shitty 3-D, can you believe that Prometheus is only IMAX in 3-D??!! Fucking waste of time.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on May 31, 2012, 05:41:36 PM
Foreign posters are the business. I got the Japanese Lost in Translation one, and I'm pretty sure I've been laid because of it.


Check out these ones, http://www.cracked.com/article_16990_lost-in-translation-20-baffling-foreign-movie-posters.html (http://www.cracked.com/article_16990_lost-in-translation-20-baffling-foreign-movie-posters.html)

But this site does decent prices, http://www.allposters.co.uk/ (http://www.allposters.co.uk/)





Thanks dude!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: School of Science on June 01, 2012, 11:40:50 PM
Just horribly embarrassed myself in front of the missus,we just walked into the cinema and I then booked 2 tickets to watch Promiscuous tonight,did not help the ones I asked had to be 2 young fit birds as well :blush:,wonder what crossed my mind.I'll tell you what I think about Prometheus tomorrow :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on June 01, 2012, 11:48:16 PM
Going to see Prometheus tomorrow. Words cannot describe my excitement.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 02, 2012, 12:29:37 AM
Remember, no spoilers.

(http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy303/craigeverton/paulie2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on June 02, 2012, 12:43:55 AM
Still haven't seen Avengers( I live about 3 hours away from a cinema) Going down to the city this weekend but 100% sure we will be seeing Madagascar 3 in 3D on imax.
Title: Re: RE: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 02, 2012, 02:28:02 AM
Men in Black 3 defines average

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Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on June 02, 2012, 04:04:45 AM
Prometheus is being billed as a disappointment.

This summer isn't only about DKR. I'm particularly excited to see Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat of The Road. It packs a serious cast, minus Shia, the big nonce. (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman). Released Aug 31st.
I'd link to the trailer but I've no access in my office. Check it out.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on June 02, 2012, 04:18:13 AM
Men in Black 3 defines average

Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express

Did you think it would be any better?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 02, 2012, 04:34:39 AM
Prometheus is being billed as a disappointment.

This summer isn't only about DKR. I'm particularly excited to see Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat of The Road. It packs a serious cast, minus Shia, the big nonce. (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman). Released Aug 31st.
I'd link to the trailer but I've no access in my office. Check it out.

It ain't.

Open yourself to being immersed and you shall be.

A total trip, which Fassbender orchestrates.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 02, 2012, 04:40:09 AM
Did you think it would be any better?

Yeah a little, given the gap between the films thought it might have more to it. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: School of Science on June 02, 2012, 05:26:57 AM
Prometheus was superb,really enjoyed it up there with the best sci-fi i've ever seen.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 02, 2012, 05:53:46 AM
Prometheus is religiously awesome!Fassbender unreal
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 02, 2012, 04:04:34 PM
Every 3-D film I've seen, bar Hugo, has been a waste of time. So I'm in two minds over how I see Prometheus, I really like IMAX but you can only do IMAX in 3-D. Was the 3-D used well?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 02, 2012, 04:35:56 PM
Trailer for Skyfall looked very, very promising.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on June 02, 2012, 11:16:51 PM
Prometheus was scintillating. Fassbender, Elba, Rapace and Theron were all very, very good... especially Fassbender with a very child-like, yet sinister, demeanour.

3D bits were impressive too. The only tiny thing I had against it was the last half hour seemed a tad rushed to finish the story off. Otherwise it was a fantastic film, and a must see for sci-fi/thriller/Alien fans.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: sphinn on June 02, 2012, 11:45:31 PM
** spoilers below mayhaps **

Personally I thought Prometheus was very disappointing. I love love love Alien and Aliens and obviousy had far too high hopes for Prometheus. The movie is rushed (they arrive at the planet and find what they need right away, doors open after two tries despite it all being alien etc.), the characters are extremely shallow (with the ironic exception of David, the android, who has more depth than the rest of them put together) and both scientists and crew make a lot of very very illogical choices (like the very nervous scientist thinking the weird hissing snake/slug is cute). To me there is just so many things in the movie that doesn't make sense and I think that's fucking tragic considering the fact that that was exactly what made the first two (and best) movies set in the Alien universe so good. Yes, it was sci-fi but it felt realistic and the people acted like real people. Well,  I saw the movie yesterday and it still fucking annoys me how Scott managed to water this movie out when it has so much potential.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on June 03, 2012, 12:39:20 AM
are the Aliens even in it ?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 03, 2012, 12:42:47 AM
are the Aliens even in it ?

Xenomorphs*
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 03, 2012, 02:27:04 PM
So did anyone use IMAX?? It would normally be a no brainer to choose IMAX, but the disappointment of it being in 3-D (I thought this was going to be a serious film) has massively put me off and considering fucking off the IMAX altogether.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on June 03, 2012, 04:03:57 PM
Xenomorphs*

What the Fuck are they?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on June 03, 2012, 05:32:19 PM
What the Fuck are they?

nevermind wikipedia is a useful tool, also checked out the plot for Prometheus not understanding the point of making a sci fi film with ties to a series without using the Aliens that were even in them using just a bit of background, they may aswell have created an independant story, i'll go the flicks this week and hope for the best
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 03, 2012, 05:38:21 PM
nevermind wikipedia is a useful tool, also checked out the plot for Prometheus not understanding the point of making a sci fi film with ties to a series without using the Aliens that were even in them using just a bit of background, they may aswell have created an independant story, i'll go the flicks this week and hope for the best

I think the point of this film is to build up to the Alien prequel. Im sure i read somewhere that there were going to be two films. This ones there to explain why they went to the planet in the first place i assume then the next one will be the origin of the Xenomorph as we know it
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 03, 2012, 05:51:19 PM
Was looking at seeing this yesterday, but it doesn't come out here until June 6.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 03, 2012, 06:24:33 PM
I like the alien series but I'm not a super fan. The Alien geek boys seem more disappointed than the average film goer with Prometheus. I loved it. hate 3D but I forgot it was even in 3D to be honest, probably not what they were trying to achieve but it was good for me as usually it really irritates my eyes and gives me a headache
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on June 03, 2012, 08:00:41 PM
If it leads to another film and they bridge the series then it makes sense to go that route, i'll be disappointed in the film if its stand alone, everything i'm hearing makes it sound like it should be independant then you could just enjoy it for what it is, taking up a franchise encourages people to be let down,
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on June 03, 2012, 11:22:04 PM
Iron Sky -

Some good ideas and occasionally funny bits, but generally very poor. Good effort by the director though, 5 years and $8m in the making.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on June 03, 2012, 11:27:39 PM
Really enjoyed Avengers last night. Goo story, good action. Loads of fun.

Still a huge Hulk fan.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on June 03, 2012, 11:30:39 PM
Puny God.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 04, 2012, 12:23:13 AM
Iron Sky -

Some good ideas and occasionally funny bits, but generally very poor. Good effort by the director though, 5 years and $8m in the making.

I really, really disliked it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: evertonjoe on June 04, 2012, 02:01:58 AM
Good viewing on iplayer at the moment 'A Fish Called Wanda' and 'Ratatouille'.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 04, 2012, 04:25:40 AM
It's my Birthday on Friday and I fancied going to see Prometheus with the girlfriend.

She made me watch Alien last night as I hadn't seen it before.

I am now somewhat less keen...
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 04, 2012, 04:35:38 AM
It's my Birthday on Friday and I fancied going to see Prometheus with the girlfriend.

She made me watch Alien last night as I hadn't seen it before.

I am now somewhat less keen...

You didn't like Alien?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on June 04, 2012, 04:45:42 AM
You didn't like Alien?

He shit himself in front of the bird.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 04, 2012, 05:01:40 AM
You hadn't seen Alien?

WTF!?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on June 04, 2012, 05:12:33 AM
You hadn't seen Alien?

WTF!?

I was going to say that, then remembered I've never seen the Godfather movies so probably don't have room to speak.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thomas on June 04, 2012, 05:31:14 AM
Chopper on Film4 now..... :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 04, 2012, 05:31:24 AM
True.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 04, 2012, 05:46:38 AM
I was going to say that, then remembered I've never seen the Godfather movies so probably don't have room to speak.

You should watch them. They're both brilliant
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 04, 2012, 05:48:38 AM
There are three of them, although I don't blame you for omitting the final one.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on June 04, 2012, 05:52:20 AM
You should watch them. They're both brilliant

Thats is brilliant  lolol
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 04, 2012, 06:26:43 AM
Saw Prometheus today thought it was a good solid 7/10 film. Id like to see another film as the concept was very interesting.

Thought the effects and atmosphere throughout was spot on with the Alien franchise too, it is most definitely a fitting prequel to the Alien franchise.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 04, 2012, 07:54:41 AM
You didn't like Alien?

No, I didn't.

Really didn't see what's so amazing about it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on June 04, 2012, 10:58:16 AM
I agree with Verm. Never liked Alien much.

Surprised he has a girlfriend does Verm. I mean with looking for a job 24/7, where does he find the time?

I thought I would evoke the ghost of MGP
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 04, 2012, 01:58:50 PM
There are three of them, although I don't blame you for omitting the final one.

I think it's better to pretend we live in a world where it wasn't made!ive lost a disc from my DVD set of the trilogy. I would have loved it if it was part 3 but it's actually the first half of part 2!nightmare
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on June 04, 2012, 02:03:32 PM
Godfather 3 is shite for Al Pacino's haircut alone
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on June 04, 2012, 02:05:09 PM
Chopper on Film4 now..... :)

That film always makes me laugh what a loon
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 04, 2012, 03:37:12 PM
Alien is a defining moment in sci-fi. I'm not surprised Verm doesn't like it, but Conf, I thought you would have got it, man.

On Prometheus, I've decided to sacrifice the IMAX for a regular screen, for the sole reason of I'm bored as hell with 3-D.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 04, 2012, 03:43:48 PM
Saw Prometheus today thought it was a good solid 7/10 film. Id like to see another film as the concept was very interesting.

Thought the effects and atmosphere throughout was spot on with the Alien franchise too, it is most definitely a fitting prequel to the Alien franchise.

Imo the Alien franchise is let down by the following three. Atmosphere only exists in the original (and to a lesser extent Alien 3), assigning a hi-concept action tone to the rest killed it off completely and fucked up all the work Scott put into the original. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 04, 2012, 05:11:07 PM
Although Aliens is still fucking nails.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 04, 2012, 06:39:59 PM
Alien is a defining moment in sci-fi. I'm not surprised Verm doesn't like it, but Conf, I thought you would have got it, man.

On Prometheus, I've decided to sacrifice the IMAX for a regular screen, for the sole reason of I'm bored as hell with 3-D.

Go on, amuse me...
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on June 04, 2012, 07:30:13 PM
Although Aliens is still fucking nails.

It is.

Can't believe people don't like Alien either.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 04, 2012, 08:13:42 PM
Watching old classics for the first time today doesn't give off the same appeal as watching them when they first came out normally.

I saw Aliens long before I saw the original, and I put the sequel being better than the original. I've never seen the Godfather series either, and if I were to see them now, I think they'd be pretty crappy. It's not my genre anyway. The Exorcist was another movie I saw well after it was released, and I never experienced what movie goers did when it first came out in 1971.

Movies do age, even when they are remastered. To get the maximum effect of any film, I think you have to see it at the time it was made.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 04, 2012, 08:43:31 PM
Watching old classics for the first time today doesn't give off the same appeal as watching them when they first came out normally.

I saw Aliens long before I saw the original, and I put the sequel being better than the original. I've never seen the Godfather series either, and if I were to see them now, I think they'd be pretty crappy. It's not my genre anyway. The Exorcist was another movie I saw well after it was released, and I never experienced what movie goers did when it first came out in 1971.

Movies do age, even when they are remastered. To get the maximum effect of any film, I think you have to see it at the time it was made.

All true but a good film is still a good film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 04, 2012, 08:50:21 PM
Watching old classics for the first time today doesn't give off the same appeal as watching them when they first came out normally.

I saw Aliens long before I saw the original, and I put the sequel being better than the original. I've never seen the Godfather series either, and if I were to see them now, I think they'd be pretty crappy. It's not my genre anyway. The Exorcist was another movie I saw well after it was released, and I never experienced what movie goers did when it first came out in 1971.

Movies do age, even when they are remastered. To get the maximum effect of any film, I think you have to see it at the time it was made.

Partially agree with you, some films may not stand the test of time that well.  But the Godfather isnt one of them in my opinion.  I watched it 25 years after it was released and its right up there with my favourite films
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 04, 2012, 09:08:50 PM
All true but a good film is still a good film.

I agree, but I don't think the impact is as great watching a movie for the first time many years after it was first released.

I've never seen Rocky, yet if I watched it now, it would probably be quite cheesy given that the storyline of 'hero makes dramatic come back at the end against all the odds' has been done to death since.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 04, 2012, 09:13:46 PM
I agree, but I don't think the impact is as great watching a movie for the first time many years after it was first released.

I've never seen Rocky, yet if I watched it now, it would probably be quite cheesy given that the storyline of 'hero makes dramatic come back at the end against all the odds' has been done to death since.

Oh definitely.  I tried to get my kids to watch Stand By Me a while back.  I think it's a superb film, they watched it and enjoyed it but they didn't really get the fuss.  I think films are often judged by when you watched them.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on June 04, 2012, 09:49:52 PM
If you don't like Alien you are almost certainly homosexual.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on June 04, 2012, 09:52:34 PM
I thought star wars and star trek were the new dawn of sci-fi. I'm not into horror and less so sci-fi horror alien was entertaining but I'm not going all geek over it
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 04, 2012, 10:30:39 PM
Seemed like it took ages for anything of note to happen and when it did it felt like almost all of the characters were dead in no time.

Wasn't an awful film at all but I found it to be massively over-rated.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 04, 2012, 10:44:09 PM
Put yourself back in 1979.

This is what I'm trying to get at. had you have seen it when it first came out, your entire experience would have been different.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 05, 2012, 12:39:17 AM
I thought star wars and star trek were the new dawn of sci-fi. I'm not into horror and less so sci-fi horror alien was entertaining but I'm not going all geek over it

Star Wars was, amongst others it was the start of a new era of filmmaking. Alien took sci fi and the away the rule book. It is a part of the "originals" (along with the likes of Jaws and Star Wars).

The beauty of the original (which the sequels lack) is the absence of mercenaries and military shooting the shit out of everything in sight, instead deals with professionals like engineers, scientists and goods haulers.

It's beautifully paced, makes the audience wait, uses the silence and keeps pulling back the reveal of the Alien in a Hitchcockian sense. Personally, I also enjoyed it commenting on 1970's U.S. I like films that reflect the time and having a strong female lead, corrupt officials, the implications of warmongering make the film step up a level from its the rest in the genre.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 05, 2012, 12:40:49 AM
Go on, amuse me...

Didn't think it would be the type of film you would get

Seemed like it took ages for anything of note to happen and when it did it felt like almost all of the characters were dead in no time.

Wasn't an awful film at all but I found it to be massively over-rated.

You really didn't get it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 05, 2012, 12:44:51 AM
Didn't think it would be the type of film you would get

You really didn't get it.

Explain to me what I didn't get then?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 05, 2012, 12:57:06 AM
Explain to me what I didn't get then?

I'm not holding your hand through an explanation of Alien. It involves the audience in the mission, then the action. Jumping into a film, set in space, then five minutes later (if you had it your way) theres fighting with Aliens, it would be acceptable in that context to assume the characters are military of some sort. But it's vital to the story they're not.

Discussing film with you makes me want to tear my hair out. I knew I should have ignored you since you claimed The Inbetweeners film was in your top three. That is inexcusable.

Where's Derek or Alberto? They know what they're talking about and add to the discussion by bringing new and different ideas to the table. Saying "Seemed like it took ages for anything of note to happen" in Alien ( lolol ) is far from adding to the discussion. It shows you didn't get it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 05, 2012, 01:04:56 AM
Anyway, Prometheus.

Enjoyed the hell out of it. Old universe, new story n'all that. Agree with what Thornton and Derek (about Fassbender) have to say about it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on June 05, 2012, 01:08:18 AM
I really, really disliked it.

I agree, the longer it went on, the less I cared about it.

Got this today:

Juan of the Dead Trailer (2011) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4B553fI0KI#)

Got some great word of mouth from FrightFest and a few festies. Cuban zombie movie, looking forward to layers of political satire. :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on June 05, 2012, 01:10:11 AM
I've been looking forward to Prometheus since I first heard about it, but now it is out I am somewhat ambivalent to it. Seen far too many average/poor reviews which has tempered the anticipation. Going to watch it in 2D (the only way) on Thursday. I just know disappointment awaits.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 05, 2012, 03:27:18 AM
Discussing film with you makes me want to tear my hair out. I knew I should have ignored you since you claimed The Inbetweeners film was in your top three. That is inexcusable.

I have nothing against you personally but when it comes to film you don't half turn into a pretentious twat.

Don't recall saying inbetweeners was in my top 3 of all time, I may have said of the year but then I judge a comedy the way it's meant to be judged, whether or not it makes you laugh.

A Sci-Fi film with a lack of decent special effects (I understand this is due to the time it was made) can be forgiven with a solid storyline but all I saw was a crew land on a strange planet, find alien life then get killed by it. I don't think that sounds all that different to the run of the mill sci-fis which you are quick to slag off.

Just because they aren't soldiers and there's a woman as the lead doesn't make it a great film.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 05, 2012, 03:30:19 AM
Explain to me what I didn't get then?

I think you didn't get that nothing was supposed to happen for a while mate.  It is all about the build and the wait and the anticipation.  It makes the "reveal" more impactful and more suspenseful.  I think a lot of modern sci fi and cinema has dulled audiences who have no patience for the build and want instant action.  It's why Alien would never be successful if it was released now despite it being brilliant.  Aliens is far closer to a modern film and far more accessible for it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 05, 2012, 03:34:49 AM
I think you didn't get that nothing was supposed to happen for a while mate.  It is all about the build and the wait and the anticipation.  It makes the "reveal" more impactful and more suspenseful. 

I get that, just didn't think the 'reveal' particularly impactful or suspenseful at all.

When something did happen it seemed to all happen rather quickly.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 05, 2012, 03:35:38 AM
I get that, just didn't think the 'reveal' particularly impactful or suspenseful at all.

When something did happen it seemed to all happen rather quickly.

That was kind of the point, it sits and waits and once discovered goes for the kill. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 05, 2012, 03:35:43 AM


A Sci-Fi film with a lack of decent special effects (I understand this is due to the time it was made) can be forgiven with a solid storyline but all I saw was a crew land on a strange planet, find alien life then get killed by it. I don't think that sounds all that different to the run of the mill sci-fis which you are quick to slag off.


That's the point. It was the movie that sparked a whole genre. It's like The beatles back in the day were great, but if their music didn't exist and came out as it was right now, it would be dismissed as dated and wouldn't do anywhere near as well.

But like the beatles, Alien is a classic, and formed the basis for many other movies to follow.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 05, 2012, 03:38:57 AM
I wouldn't worry too much Verm, it's a matter of taste. There's loads of films people love that I think are pretty shit or over-rated. Someone told me to watch Children of Men and I thought it was awful. Also I hated The Dark knight and a mate of mine who I watched it with claimed it was one of the top 10 films ever made
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 05, 2012, 03:40:29 AM
I wouldn't worry too much Verm, it's a matter of taste. There's loads of films people love that I think are pretty shit or over-rated. Someone told me to watch Children of Men and I thought it was awful. Also I hated The Dark knight and a mate of mine who I watched it with claimed it was one of the top 10 films ever made

Yeah I fucking love Children of Men and The Dark Knight.  It's different strokes.  I adore Bladerunner and loads and loads of people think it's shite.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 05, 2012, 03:42:16 AM
Yeah I fucking love Children of Men and The Dark Knight.  It's different strokes.  I adore Bladerunner and loads and loads of people think it's shite.

I didn't like it, apparently I'm wrong though...
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 05, 2012, 03:43:25 AM
I think it's shite, apparently I'm wrong though...

Yeah you are mate ;) again though it's definitely a film of it's time.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 05, 2012, 03:47:10 AM
Yeah I fucking love Children of Men and The Dark Knight.  It's different strokes.  I adore Bladerunner and loads and loads of people think it's shite.

That Blade Runner bit just saved me from hating you!just kidding Mr Silas. Another one that loads seem to love but I hate is Scott Pilgrim vs the world, it got a 5 star review in Empire. Terrible terrible film, in my opinion
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 05, 2012, 03:48:14 AM
I watched part of the original Bladerunner film the other night, the one with the voice over by Ford. It really made it shit. i hadn't seen that version in years. The dropping of the voiceover really made that film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 05, 2012, 03:49:55 AM
I watched part of the original Bladerunner film the other night, the one with the voice over by Ford. It really made it shit. i hadn't seen that version in years. The dropping of the voiceover really made that film.

Maybe Verm saw the voice over version!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 05, 2012, 03:52:02 AM
Children of Men is amazing.

I may add.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 05, 2012, 03:52:05 AM
Maybe Verm saw the voice over version!

Pretty sure I've seen them both, did an essay on it for my Film Studies A-Level.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 05, 2012, 03:58:03 AM
Children of Men is amazing.

I may add.

I think it was too intelligent for me. Dumb and Dumber, on the other hand I thought was great!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 05, 2012, 04:03:14 AM
Best thing about Children of Men is the cinematography. For a major release it is simply breathtaking, and I'm understating it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on June 05, 2012, 04:17:07 AM
My love for Stealth has rapidly diminished at these developments.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 05, 2012, 04:28:49 AM
My love for Stealth has rapidly diminished at these developments.

I know im in the minority with this!just found it pretty boring!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: School of Science on June 05, 2012, 04:35:29 AM
I watched part of the original Bladerunner film the other night, the one with the voice over by Ford. It really made it shit. i hadn't seen that version in years. The dropping of the voiceover really made that film.

Bladerunner is one of my all time favourite sci-fi's,I must be the only one alive who prefers the Harrison Ford voice over version,for me it enhances the fantastic scene between Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 05, 2012, 04:50:18 AM
I didn't like it, apparently I'm wrong though...

You're not wrong. I think the Lord of the Rings are overrated poorly shot pieces of crap, some would have me hung for that. I get told I don't get what's so special about those pieces of crap. I way just pointing out to you what you thought as "something that seemed like it took ages for anything of note to happen", was what I thought made Alien so special.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on June 05, 2012, 04:59:12 AM
I agree that LOTR isn't the best piece of cinematography ever but they my favorite of all time. Sometimes a story captures you, sometimes it doesn't. Alien doesn't. Star Wars, LOTR does.

Bladerunner, star Trek all loads of crap.

Say MI 3 yesterday. Bit of mindless enjoyment.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 05, 2012, 05:00:47 AM
I agree that LOTR isn't the best piece of cinematography ever but they my favorite of all time. Sometimes a story captures you, sometimes it doesn't. Alien doesn't. Star Wars, LOTR does.

Bladerunner, star Trek all loads of crap.

Say MI 3 yesterday. Bit of mindless enjoyment.

The Story of LOTR definitely does, like the films a lot but still prefer the books.  MI3 is okay.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on June 05, 2012, 05:01:17 AM
Dumb and Dumber, now there's a film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 05, 2012, 05:06:32 AM
Dumb and Dumber, now there's a film.

I hope you're being serious cos I love that film
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 05, 2012, 05:07:44 AM
I hope you're being serious cos I love that film

It's a great film, hilarious. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on June 05, 2012, 05:09:55 AM
I hope you're being serious cos I love that film

Yeah I'm serious, I love that film. It's a film that you can laugh at everytime you see it, stupid comedy at it's best.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 05, 2012, 05:10:43 AM
I have a VHS player with some classics from childhood I kept. When I can't sleep I fire the old girl up. Dumb and Dumber is the one currently playing.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 05, 2012, 05:14:50 AM
I agree that LOTR isn't the best piece of cinematography ever but they my favorite of all time. Sometimes a story captures you, sometimes it doesn't. Alien doesn't. Star Wars, LOTR does.

Bladerunner, star Trek all loads of crap.

Say MI 3 yesterday. Bit of mindless enjoyment.

Star Trek is brilliant. I prefer the series to the movies, but the stories are actually pretty deep and make you think a lot. They ask so many questions.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on June 05, 2012, 06:58:16 AM
Star Trek is brilliant. I prefer the series to the movies, but the stories are actually pretty deep and make you think a lot. They ask so many questions.

Like why do I resemble Spock so much?
And why am I watching this load of tripe
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on June 05, 2012, 06:59:43 AM
Has anyone watched Iron Sky? The excitement I had for it most definitely didn't match up to the 90 minute reality.

Shame.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 05, 2012, 09:43:24 AM
You're not wrong. I think the Lord of the Rings are overrated poorly shot pieces of crap, some would have me hung for that. I get told I don't get what's so special about those pieces of crap. I way just pointing out to you what you thought as "something that seemed like it took ages for anything of note to happen", was what I thought made Alien so special.

I thought I remembered you pulling me up for criticising Bladerunner a while back, must have confused it with another film though, my apologies.


(about the bold bit) You didn't just point it out though, you mocked me, as you have done many times before, for having an opinion about a film which is different from yours.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on June 05, 2012, 09:43:43 AM
The greatest trick Alien pulled at the time was killing off all the known big actors in the film and leaving you with the solitary, unknown, female actor at the end.

You have to get the context of the time in which the film was released to truly appreciate that, but that alone was mindblowing.

Regarding its pacing, the whole premise was based on the steady build up of suspense. I can understand someone watching it today, for the first time, having maybe seen the other 3 entries, and boatloads of other sci fi splosion fests would have a hard time with it, especially the first half, but slow was pretty much the standard for sci fi up to then, save for the recently released Star Wars. Films in that decade also had a very gritty, earthy (almost morose) quality to them which can also alienate modern audiences brought up on a constant menu of slickness.

These were ordinary, hard working folk, trapped in space with something they don't understand, have no knowledge how to handle, and no real means of handling it even if they did know. The slow first half was getting the audience to connect to these people, to see their working, drab lives, to see their relationships and the tensions within the group, set upon a dirty working ship with problems of its own. 

Then you get to see REAL reactions to extraordinary events, and how they handle them. There is tension getting back on the landing ship, there is real debate on what to do with Kane, and the alien attached to him.

When it emerges, and the films biggest star, John Hurt is dead, the audience of its time was stunned. This shit was real. Noone is safe. And there is nowhere to run to.  So you get more real talk and debate on what to do, and more tension in the group, they react not like movie stars acting, but like real people way out of their depth, and no cavalry anywhere to turn to.  The sudden, snappy moments of horror and deaths were designed to be so because they added to the suspense for the remaining characters. In Aliens the humans are being gangbanged, in Alien they were being assassinated. In space, noone can hear you scream.  If you get it, its enthralling, if your waiting for the guns and Alien-fu, your bored to tears.

And then by the end your left with Weaver, a complete unknown actor at the time, and a woman to boot!

This film did so many things that went against the grain of cinema history its very, very hard to really get thru to a modern audience who have a completely different language of film just how different, enthralling and unpredictable it was.

Its fine not to like it, people bring different opinions and experiences to each film they watch, but it was incredibly influential (as was Bladerunner), and personally I consider it one of the very best films ever made.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bally on June 05, 2012, 10:09:38 PM
Just watched Chronicle or should I say the American version of Akira could see what was coming a mile off disappointing to say the least.

also just watched Limitless got a bit random wit the time slips, enjoyed the last half hour or so the Russians in the new apartment was quality as was the conversation at the end with de niro, was much more enjoyable than Chronicle anyway but feel it could have done so much more, it reminded me of something but I couldnt say what
Title: Prometheus
Post by: Brownie on June 06, 2012, 02:48:23 AM
Anyone been to see it yet? Is it any good? Can't wait to go see it
Title: Re: Prometheus
Post by: blargins on June 06, 2012, 02:56:48 AM
I'm taking the other half to see it at the weekend.

She doesn't know what it's about yet.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 06, 2012, 02:58:11 AM
I thought Chronicle was OK, Nice Akira observation, though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Brownie on June 06, 2012, 03:11:08 AM
Alien and Aliens are fantastic films. Alien 3 would have been so much better if it had stuck to it's original storyline. As for Alien Tesurrection and those God-awful Alien v Predator films they deserve to be consigned to the bin
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on June 06, 2012, 06:56:41 PM
Really enjoyed Prometheus.

Fassbender is the man.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on June 06, 2012, 07:29:20 PM
Alien and Aliens are fantastic films. Alien 3 would have been so much better if it had stuck to it's original storyline. As for Alien Tesurrection and those God-awful Alien v Predator films they deserve to be consigned to the bin

You should check out the directors cut, if you haven't seen it, pretty good actually. Has about an extra half hour and makes much more sense.

Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 06, 2012, 09:35:16 PM
Just watching short circuit.... Brilliant. 27 years old tho fucking hell
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on June 06, 2012, 09:36:53 PM
Fassbender is the man.

This. The next 007.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Brownie on June 06, 2012, 10:31:10 PM
Yeah I've seen the directors cut mate. Much better. That's the problem with film making though. Money men get involved and want their own stamp on things.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 07, 2012, 04:05:59 AM
This. The next 007.

He shouldn't.

As much as I enjoy Bond, it's turned into a franchise for actors without range. Fassbender would be completely wasted doing this. There's a reason everybody wants him in their films, the man can do anything.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on June 07, 2012, 03:15:25 PM


Anyone been to Sommerset House to watch a Film, think i may have to give it a go looks immense
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on June 07, 2012, 04:20:26 PM
Very much looking forward to Tarantino's new flick:

Django Unchained Teaser Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC8VJ9aeB_g&feature=player_embedded#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 07, 2012, 05:46:50 PM
That does look a very good film that.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on June 07, 2012, 06:38:40 PM
Made up that Christoph Waltz is in that. Looks like it's gonna be a good Christmas  :woohoo:.

Also, Prometheus. Very good and Fassbender is good, almost Oscar nomination good. Be interesting if the missing 25 minutes ever resurfaces and we get a directors cut of Prometheus. Does seem to be a disconnect between the film Ridley Scott said would scare everybody and the one that was released.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 07, 2012, 06:41:25 PM
Made up that Christoph Waltz is in that. Looks like it's gonna be a good Christmas  :woohoo:.

Also, Prometheus. Very good and Fassbender is good, almost Oscar nomination good. Be interesting if the missing 25 minutes ever resurfaces and we get a directors cut of Prometheus. Does seem to be a disconnect between the film Ridley Scott said would scare everybody and the one that was released.

I think that's where the 25mins went. Remember they were saying it would be an 18 and wouldn't cut it to get a lower classification. Sounds like they might.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 07, 2012, 06:54:49 PM
Made up that Christoph Waltz is in that. Looks like it's gonna be a good Christmas  :woohoo:.

Also, Prometheus. Very good and Fassbender is good, almost Oscar nomination good. Be interesting if the missing 25 minutes ever resurfaces and we get a directors cut of Prometheus. Does seem to be a disconnect between the film Ridley Scott said would scare everybody and the one that was released.

I thought it was more tense than scary, doubt they could of done more to make it scary too. Was quite grim at times, so i couldn't see what they could of done in 25 minutes that would of made it terrifying. Still enjoyed it loads though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 08, 2012, 03:15:06 AM
Going to see Prometheus tomorrow, in 2D, can't be doing with those shitty glasses.

Hope it's good.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 08, 2012, 05:27:52 AM
Aliens has just come on. Perfect timing. Gobbling down my steak meal which was marinated in Irish whiskey.

I'd forgotten Bill Paxton was in this.

Damned Yanks. They've dubbed all the swear words out and even pixelated when Vaquez gives Hudson the bird.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 08, 2012, 02:10:49 PM
America has a lot to answer for.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 08, 2012, 03:33:54 PM
Anyone else who thought Moonrise Kingdom was one of the finest films of the year,

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/06/07/moonrise-kingdom-animation/ (http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/06/07/moonrise-kingdom-animation/)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 08, 2012, 04:51:40 PM
America has a lot to answer for.

Yeah, it's ok  to see people killed and blown to bits, but heaven forbid them saying a cuss word.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: School of Science on June 08, 2012, 09:23:15 PM
Aliens has just come on. Perfect timing. Gobbling down my steak meal which was marinated in Irish whiskey.

I'd forgotten Bill Paxton was in this.

Damned Yanks. They've dubbed all the swear words out and even pixelated when Vaquez gives Hudson the bird.

Watched Alien last night what struck me was the technology in the prequel,you know the ship,the suits,computers etc,were far in advance of Alien,considering Alien was set in the future.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 08, 2012, 09:42:46 PM
You could say the same with the prequels in Star Wars.

I think technology today impacts a lot in these films too much sometimes.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on June 08, 2012, 10:16:04 PM
Watched Alien last night what struck me was the technology in the prequel,you know the ship,the suits,computers etc,were far in advance of Alien,considering Alien was set in the future.

It's the storyline though. Prometheus although 40 years before Alien, is set aboard a state of the art ship built for purpose of exploration. The Nostromo, in Alien is a commercial Tug. It's not beyond the realms of possibility that the Nostromo is actually older than the Prometheus.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on June 08, 2012, 10:42:57 PM
Prometheus -

What a crushing disappointment this was. Technically, its flawless. Looks great and the FX work is top notch. Everything else is just a train wreck. Badly written, undercooked cardboard characters and a sterling lack of answers (couldn't tell it was written by Damon 'Lost' Lindelof; hundreds of questions, some answered, most not coupled with a dodgy ending... hmm.).

Idris Elba, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce are just wasted. Why bother putting Pearce into old age makeup? Just hire an elder actor. They have gone to great lengths to explain that this isn't another Alien film, that this is a different story that takes place in the same universe, then they tack on an astonishingly bad ending that smacks of fan servicing.

Alien and Aliens are 2 of my favourite films, and the Xenomorphs and Facehuggers are iconic creatures from my childhood, maybe that is why I hated this so much? I am thinking I will probably watch it again when it comes out for rental.

Just like the new Star Wars and the 4th Indiana Jones has shown, there really is no need to go back and pay shallow lip service to classic movies.

A bitter, bitter disappointment.

Oh, and don't expect a Prometheus: Director's Cut. My mate interviewed Ridley Scott and he confirmed this is his film, exactly as he wanted it shown.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 08, 2012, 11:01:38 PM
Prometheus -

What a crushing disappointment this was. Technically, its flawless. Looks great and the FX work is top notch. Everything else is just a train wreck. Badly written, undercooked cardboard characters and a sterling lack of answers (couldn't tell it was written by Damon 'Lost' Lindelof; hundreds of questions, some answered, most not coupled with a dodgy ending... hmm.).

Idris Elba, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce are just wasted. Why bother putting Pearce into old age makeup? Just hire an elder actor. They have gone to great lengths to explain that this isn't another Alien film, that this is a different story that takes place in the same universe, then they tack on an astonishingly bad ending that smacks of fan servicing.

Alien and Aliens are 2 of my favourite films, and the Xenomorphs and Facehuggers are iconic creatures from my childhood, maybe that is why I hated this so much? I am thinking I will probably watch it again when it comes out for rental.

Just like the new Star Wars and the 4th Indiana Jones has shown, there really is no need to go back and pay shallow lip service to classic movies.

A bitter, bitter disappointment.

Oh, and don't expect a Prometheus: Director's Cut. My mate interviewed Ridley Scott and he confirmed this is his film, exactly as he wanted it shown.



Is it not more intriguing because it raises questions about the origin of human life and doesn't have the answers?

Elba shows the most character development out of the entire cast, imo. Non-chalant wheel-man for hire, to the character that see's through it all and stops the impending invasion of earth.

Does it not makes sense to have this instead of just an old man. This old man is meant to look as if he was artificially prolonging life. Just an old man would have shattered this illusion.

When they find the signal in Alien, there is no signs of life. It made sense to me that Shaw leaves the planet with the signal still sounding, ready for the Nostromo to find.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on June 08, 2012, 11:06:27 PM
Don't get me wrong, I liked Elba. Thought he was great, but just under-used badly. I also don't mind having questions left unanswered, but when you think about it, at the start you are wondering who the engineers are and why they created life on earth, and at the end you are thinking, who are the engineers and why have they created life on earth? Apart from confirming they created us, nothing else in answered.

Yes, the nods to Alien are OK, but the movie just wasn't needed IMO.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on June 08, 2012, 11:08:11 PM
I do like the fact it is a devisive film. To that end Scott has succeeded. Definite split of people who loved it and hated it in pretty equal measure.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 08, 2012, 11:16:05 PM
Don't get me wrong, I liked Elba. Thought he was great, but just under-used badly. I also don't mind having questions left unanswered, but when you think about it, at the start you are wondering who the engineers are and why they created life on earth, and at the end you are thinking, who are the engineers and why have they created life on earth? Apart from confirming they created us, nothing else in answered.

Yes, the nods to Alien are OK, but the movie just wasn't needed IMO.

I'm used to seeing Elba as Stringer Bell. So to see him acting as a subdued hipster did have me scratching my head, but I think his character stepped up. I like the dude, so I was happy for him.

I totally see where you're coming from questioning the need for the film, I too questioned it, but then I saw a trailer for Soderbergh's new one "Magic Mike" and I found myself quickly withdrawing my opinion.   :snigger:



Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on June 08, 2012, 11:17:35 PM
Just been to see Prometheus wanted to like it I'm still unsure of my own opinion on it 50 50
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: School of Science on June 08, 2012, 11:18:00 PM
Is it not more intriguing because it raises questions about the origin of human life and doesn't have the answers?

Elba shows the most character development out of the entire cast, imo. Non-chalant wheel-man for hire, to the character that see's through it all and stops the impending invasion of earth.

Does it not makes sense to have this instead of just an old man. This old man is meant to look as if he was artificially prolonging life. Just an old man would have shattered this illusion.

When they find the signal in Alien, there is no signs of life. It made sense to me that Shaw leaves the planet with the signal still sounding, ready for the Nostromo to find.

Yeah watching Alien again after watching Prometheus you knew where the signal was coming from,but there must be another prequel the giant alien was found dead in the cockpit of the spacecraft by the crew of the Nostromo. At the end of Prometheus the giant alien was left dead on the floor of the spacecraft.This surely can not have been the same alien.Another thing you could not help but notice the difference in size between the face huggers in Aien and Prometheus.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 08, 2012, 11:22:47 PM
I like a film that stirs debate. Not a "it's amazing-no, it's shit" debate, but a real one.

Just been to see Prometheus wanted to like it I'm still unsure of my own opinion on it 50 50

It's very rare I can form an opinion after I've just seen one. My bird says I'm really quiet after the cinema and only really get into talking about it later that night/in the morning.

Yeah watching Alien again after watching Prometheus you knew where the signal was coming from,but there must be another prequel the giant alien was found dead in the cockpit of the spacecraft by the crew of the Nostromo. At the end of Prometheus the giant alien was left dead on the floor of the spacecraft.This surely can not have been the same alien.Another thing you could not help but notice the difference in size between the face huggers in Aien and Prometheus.

As it stands, I'm putting down the differences in species to evolution. Unless I've missed something obvious that explains it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: School of Science on June 09, 2012, 02:23:51 AM
I like a film that stirs debate. Not a "it's amazing-no, it's shit" debate, but a real one.

It's very rare I can form an opinion after I've just seen one. My bird says I'm really quiet after the cinema and only really get into talking about it later that night/in the morning.

As it stands, I'm putting down the differences in species to evolution. Unless I've missed something obvious that explains it.

Yeah with you on that one,its the only real explanation,dont know about you but if a film leaves questions it makes it more interesting because you think about it more,look forward to the next one.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on June 09, 2012, 04:04:14 PM
Haha I always hate being asked straight after too


That scene with the snake type creature was the only scary scene I'd say, glad I've seen it but I think they do need another it shouldn't end there, it needs more, agree with everyone's opinion on fassbender thought he was great, it seemed he was the real villain of the piece
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 09, 2012, 05:31:04 PM
Yeah watching Alien again after watching Prometheus you knew where the signal was coming from,but there must be another prequel the giant alien was found dead in the cockpit of the spacecraft by the crew of the Nostromo. At the end of Prometheus the giant alien was left dead on the floor of the spacecraft.This surely can not have been the same alien.Another thing you could not help but notice the difference in size between the face huggers in Aien and Prometheus.

I was led to believe they were on different planets, that's why the space jockey wasn't dead in the turret. As if this film was showing how Alien came into existence but in a different lineage to the Alien Movies. More the Xenomorph was a consequence of this movie, rather than what the films original aim was.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 09, 2012, 06:22:29 PM
I was led to believe they were on different planets, that's why the space jockey wasn't dead in the turret. As if this film was showing how Alien came into existence but in a different lineage to the Alien Movies. More the Xenomorph was a consequence of this movie, rather than what the films original aim was.

I'm gonna have to re-watch. Got a few free tickets to use up so I might catch it again while it's playing.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 09, 2012, 06:26:34 PM
I'm gonna have to re-watch. Got a few free tickets to use up so I might catch it again while it's playing.

TBF who the fuck knows what's going on in Ridley Scotts head.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 09, 2012, 10:39:41 PM
Enjoyed Prometheus.

More so than I did Alien.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on June 10, 2012, 01:47:57 AM
I was led to believe they were on different planets, that's why the space jockey wasn't dead in the turret. As if this film was showing how Alien came into existence but in a different lineage to the Alien Movies. More the Xenomorph was a consequence of this movie, rather than what the films original aim was.

Xenomorph exists already before the events of Prometheus, remember the mural behind the big head.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 10, 2012, 02:34:28 AM
Xenomorph exists already before the events of Prometheus, remember the mural behind the big head.

I am fully aware yes.

My point still stands however, the point of this film wasn't LOOK HERES A XENOMORPH, it was just coincidently in the same universe.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 10, 2012, 03:17:34 AM
Takes me days to finally give an opinion on a film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 10, 2012, 09:09:42 AM
Just seen Prometheus. very good, beautiful quality display etc.

Renders those stupid Alien vs Predator movies null and void, as they state that the Predator's created the aliens thousands of years ago to hunt.

Alien is still the stand alone great though, although this was a good prequel.

The android was great.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: nwatson on June 10, 2012, 09:37:56 AM
I was led to believe they were on different planets, that's why the space jockey wasn't dead in the turret.


they were on different planets. lv 426 is the rock they land on in alien. as they are approaching the planet in prometheus its a different number. cant remember it now though
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 10, 2012, 09:40:53 AM
iv423 I think it was.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 10, 2012, 09:42:22 AM
lv223
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Danny on June 10, 2012, 09:55:23 AM
July 13th for "The Room" in town if anyone was interested.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 10, 2012, 02:40:51 PM
So, now the planet thing has been cleared up, is it safe to assume that the planet Shaw is taken to by David is the planet we first visit in Alien? I like it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 10, 2012, 06:31:04 PM
I actually assumed this was the planet, because they found a derelict spaceship, plus the alien is here. How would the alien get to the planet the android and Shaw have just jetted off to?

Edit: I guess the alien must learn how to pilot one of the many other ships on board.

I didn't realise she's the same girl who was in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 10, 2012, 07:01:42 PM
Yeah, she's unrecognisable.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on June 10, 2012, 09:04:55 PM
I actually assumed this was the planet, because they found a derelict spaceship, plus the alien is here. How would the alien get to the planet the android and Shaw have just jetted off to?

The engineers would already have visited said planet in one of their vessels, with the xenomorphs on board in the 'jars'.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 10, 2012, 09:16:56 PM
But the first alien in the form we know, has just evolved on this planet.

And it can't happen if the engineers have taken the jars to other planets, because the alien is a hybrid of the engineer and human too. Shaw is the grandmother of this alien spieces.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 10, 2012, 09:17:49 PM
Although having said that, the dna of humans and the engineers is the same, so perhaps it could happen on the other planet.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 10, 2012, 09:26:47 PM
Need to stick spoiler alerts in here!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 10, 2012, 09:28:05 PM
Perhaps continue this conversation on a seperate thread.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on June 10, 2012, 10:21:08 PM
Loved Prometheus 2D, thought it was superb and tied really well into the other movies.  Some brilliant performances and superbly shot.  The beginning sequence in particular was excellent. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on June 11, 2012, 07:12:03 AM
I didn't realise she's the same girl who was in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Fucking Hell!!

Really?!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 11, 2012, 12:32:16 PM
Fucking Hell!!

Really?!

Yeah the Swedish one though!Ive only seen the American one and I was thinking 'wow they've done a good job with the make up there!'
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 11, 2012, 07:41:44 PM
Ahhh, I forgot there was a Swedish one. I've only seen the Yankie one too.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 11, 2012, 07:41:57 PM
But I might watch the Swedish one now...
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 11, 2012, 07:42:40 PM
But then again, she was very flat chested too.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on June 12, 2012, 02:48:40 AM
Swedish one is very decent. Slightly different movie, though. I loved the American one. Amazing!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 12, 2012, 09:07:45 PM
Prometheus -

What a crushing disappointment this was. Technically, its flawless. Looks great and the FX work is top notch. Everything else is just a train wreck. Badly written, undercooked cardboard characters and a sterling lack of answers (couldn't tell it was written by Damon 'Lost' Lindelof; hundreds of questions, some answered, most not coupled with a dodgy ending... hmm.).

Idris Elba, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce are just wasted. Why bother putting Pearce into old age makeup? Just hire an elder actor. They have gone to great lengths to explain that this isn't another Alien film, that this is a different story that takes place in the same universe, then they tack on an astonishingly bad ending that smacks of fan servicing.

Alien and Aliens are 2 of my favourite films, and the Xenomorphs and Facehuggers are iconic creatures from my childhood, maybe that is why I hated this so much? I am thinking I will probably watch it again when it comes out for rental.

Just like the new Star Wars and the 4th Indiana Jones has shown, there really is no need to go back and pay shallow lip service to classic movies.

A bitter, bitter disappointment.

Oh, and don't expect a Prometheus: Director's Cut. My mate interviewed Ridley Scott and he confirmed this is his film, exactly as he wanted it shown.



Just read he's confirmed the directors cut with an additional 20mins will be available on the Blu-Ray.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on June 12, 2012, 09:37:39 PM
Just read he's confirmed the directors cut with an additional 20mins will be available on the Blu-Ray.

Not DVD though?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 12, 2012, 09:40:46 PM
Not DVD though?

Didn't say, mate.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on June 12, 2012, 09:44:17 PM
Could understand it just being Bluray, in some form, as it might entice some people to buy a Bluray player to see the extra 20 minutes... but on the other hand I doubt the vast majority who still buy DVDs would be happy with that, IF the extra 20 minutes don't make it to DVD.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 12, 2012, 10:01:41 PM
The DVD version may have the extra 20 minutes, but as deleted scenes maybe?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on June 14, 2012, 12:56:21 AM
I saw Prometheus last night. In short, I thought it was worthy of praise, though it's not without flaws. I found the storyline to be extremely erratic and felt the screenplay was often weak. While the rest of the crew pondered in space suits, the captain and his 2012 dress sense in 2093 was a limp inclusion. His whole machismo aura he gave off was out of place and I sensed a little desperation in the face of stretching out a comedic break.

It looks incredible though and Fassbender is on a different level. Literally.

3/5
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 14, 2012, 01:36:16 AM
I saw Prometheus last night. In short, I thought it was worthy of praise, though it's not without flaws. I found the storyline to be extremely erratic and felt the screenplay was often weak. While the rest of the crew pondered in space suits, the captain and his 2012 dress sense in 2093 was a limp inclusion. His whole machismo aura he gave off was out of place and I sensed a little desperation in the face of stretching out a comedic break.

It looks incredible though and Fassbender is on a different level. Literally.

3/5

Bar Fassbender, Elba's character was easily the best on show.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on June 14, 2012, 01:49:48 AM
Bar Fassbender, Elba's character was easily the best on show.

We're gonna have to agree to disagree on that one bro.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on June 28, 2012, 09:43:14 PM
Bill Murray's cameo in Zombieland is the funniest thing I've seen so far this year. The man is a legend.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on June 28, 2012, 10:33:09 PM
I love Zombieland.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on June 29, 2012, 12:21:14 AM
It's a great little zom-com (see what I did there?) which plays to each actor's strength.

Plus it has the unbelievably hot Emma Stone in it. I don't think I've ever had a crush on someone famous as I do with her.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sheedys left foot on June 29, 2012, 06:23:15 AM
Just got back from watching Prometheus, enjoyed it, i didnt read any this thread for weeks as i didnt want to know anything about the film.
Theres been some interesting debate so far without repeating anyone, but with Shaw wanting to visit the other planet, showed the difference between human and robot ( David ) human existance is about exploring and searching for answers.
Also this is the first time ive experienced a film on IMAX...........WOW, bring on Spiderman and Dark Knight Rises !!!!!!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on June 29, 2012, 08:20:22 AM
I liked the first half hour of Prometheus, but the rest left me bitterly disappointed when coming out of the IMAX. As I sat on the way home and pondered over the film I actually came to the conclusion it was awful.

Hackneyed, typically Damon "I know how to start something but I'll be fucked if I can work out where it goes" Lindelof central theme that wasn't followed through to any degree, scenes which had little reference later on (a woman gets her guts cut open by a laser, an alien ripped out of her and then has her injury STAPLED ffs, then climbs out with her face inches from the alien, walks into another room and seemingly completely forgets the whole thing happened), awful, awful characters (FUCK YEAH! IM A SCIENTIST! WOOHOO! *pumps air* LETS FUCKING DO MOTHERFUCKING SCIENCE BABY! *takes helmet off*).

Seriously, how the hell did that scientist (loose term in the future)  get to be on a multi billion dollar expedition? He even sees WORMS crawling in his eye and, rather than alerting anyone on the ship (most of whom are real scientists and rather intelligent androids) just thinks "fuck it, gonna shag me missus FUCK YEAH!"

I could write an entire thesis on things that made this film grade A poop.

Come to the definite conclusion after Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood and now this, Scott should hang up his directors chair and not be let within 500 miles of the rumoured Bladerunner sequel.

A stupid, pointless, badly written, badly acted (save for Fassbender who was decent) mess of a movie which Scott himself would have baulked at 30 years ago. And some numpties on movie sites are trying to pass this crap off as intelligent scifi.

Sorry to anyone who enjoyed the film, Scott has just joined Lucas & Spielberg in bum raping my youth.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 29, 2012, 01:49:19 PM
I liked the first half hour of Prometheus, but the rest left me bitterly disappointed when coming out of the IMAX. As I sat on the way home and pondered over the film I actually came to the conclusion it was awful.

Hackneyed, typicallyDamon "I know how to start something but I'll be fucked if I can work out where it goes" Lindelof central theme that wasn't followed through to any degree, scenes which had little reference later on (a woman gets her guts cut open by a laser, an alien ripped out of her and then has her injury STAPLED ffs, then climbs out with her face inches from the alien, walks into another room and seemingly completely forgets the whole thing happened), awful, awful characters (FUCK YEAH! IM A SCIENTIST! WOOHOO! *pumps air* LETS FUCKING DO MOTHERFUCKING SCIENCE BABY! *takes helmet off*).

Seriously, how the hell did that scientist (loose term in the future)  get to be on a multi billion dollar expedition? He even sees WORMS crawling in his eye and, rather than alerting anyone on the ship (most of whom are real scientists and rather intelligent androids) just thinks "fuck it, gonna shag me missus FUCK YEAH!"

I could write an entire thesis on things that made this film grade A poop.

Come to the definite conclusion after Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood and now this, Scott should hang up his directors chair and not be let within 500 miles of the rumoured Bladerunner sequel.

A stupid, pointless, badly written, badly acted (save for Fassbender who was decent) mess of a movie which Scott himself would have baulked at 30 years ago. And some numpties on movie sites are trying to pass this crap off as intelligent scifi.

Sorry to anyone who enjoyed the film, Scott has just joined Lucas & Spielberg in bum raping my youth.

You know it's bad when people just start copy and pasting their critiques.  :snigger:
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on July 04, 2012, 03:18:56 AM
The Amazing Spiderman was good but not amazing by any stretch.  Garfield a great Spiderman but piss poor Parker compared to Maguire.  Ifans good and Emma Stone obviously...

Oh and the 3D is fucking useless. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: t2487 on July 04, 2012, 05:35:57 AM
It's a great little zom-com (see what I did there?) which plays to each actor's strength.

Plus it has the unbelievably hot Emma Stone in it. I don't think I've ever had a crush on someone famous as I do with her.

I'm the same. Get in the queue.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on July 06, 2012, 05:27:27 AM
Loved The Amazing Spiderman. Garfield has the role down to a tee, especially the emotional turmoil that Parker goes through in the comic books.

Ifans was great as the role of the afflicted villain, and Stone is just too hot and funny for words.

Loved every minute of it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Shogun on July 06, 2012, 05:28:26 AM
Loved The Amazing Spiderman. Garfield has the role down to a tee, especially the emotional turmoil that Parker goes through in the comic books.

Ifans was great as the role of the afflicted villain, and Stone is just too hot and funny for words.

Loved every minute of it.
Not that keen on her blonde.  :(
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: adamefc88 on July 06, 2012, 05:31:24 AM
watched zombieland the other day, i loved it
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on July 06, 2012, 05:34:19 AM
Not that keen on her blonde.  :(

I prefer her with red/brunette hair too, but she was rocking the short pleated skirt/knee high socks combo so she's let off.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on July 06, 2012, 06:00:08 AM
You know it's bad when people just start copy and pasting their critiques.  :snigger:

Copy and paste??
Title: Godo, lol
Post by: Bily No Pace on July 07, 2012, 04:59:03 PM
Ok since I've started the Liverpool->Manchester commute every day I've had some time to watch films on the old iPhoneo.

Shutter Island - I claim to be Scorsese's biggest fan but not seen his more recent films, that will change over the next few weeks. Shutter Island was quality, it's a shame the twist was spoiled by the trailer but it was well executed all the same. Di Caprio is a class actor and I really enjoyed it. 8/10

Good Will Hunting - Overhyped but still enjoyable. Damon/Affleck aren't my favourite actors and Damon didn't suit his part in my opinion but it was well acted. Spent half the movie trying to decide if Minnie Driver was fit or not and if she was just famous because of her name. Good story line but from a film so well regarded I expected more which was probably its down fall for me. 6.4/10

Horrible Bosses - Wanted a light hearted friday film and boy did I get it, terrible storyline, terrible premise and terrible plot twists. Unbelievable throughout and only funny in parts still I got what I wanted and quite enjoyed it. I like Bateman mainly because he was called Master Bateman when he was younger but also because he's a likeable person. The guy with the squeaky voice annoyed me a bit. 6/10

Lucky Number Slevin - Seen it before, liked it last time, forgot most of the twist so although I knew the main premise it was good to see how it all fitted together. Slevin/10

Romeo and Juliet (1996) - Our English teacher made us watch this in school for GCSE but I think we only got half way through and started on some other shit. I'm sure everyone knows the story of it (George read the back of the book they both kill themselves) but I liked the modern twist, very Moulin Rouge throughout as you would expect. Love Di Caprio in it and Juliet was very good in her role (what happened to her?). The scene were they die had me in tears at Newton-le-Willows (not really, was more near Rainhill). Very good all round 8/10.

Join me again next week for BNP's Weekly iPhoneo Movieo Reviewo. Any suggestions would be great! (as long as it doesn't involve adoption, craigeverton1878).
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bally on July 07, 2012, 05:19:06 PM
Once you said you enjoyed shutter island I stopped reading.
I text my bird the twist after the first scene on the boat when checks for his smokes, because I'm nice like that and didn't want to spoil it for her

Sent from my HTC Desire S using Tapatalk 2
Title: You should read it all, it's a fucking riot
Post by: Bily No Pace on July 07, 2012, 05:25:23 PM
Ok
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on July 07, 2012, 06:22:14 PM
Having a debate about the cinema with a friend. I love film, adore it, but I avoid the cinema wherever possible now. Expensive (it's usually cheaper to buy the Blu-Ray when it comes out rather than pay for my girlfriend and I to go to the cinema) and always seemingly full of people who cannot go more than 5 minutes without checking their phone or holding a conversation amongst themselves.

If I do go, I try to either go to an earlier showing or a preview. Visited FACT earlier this year to watch Close Encounters and that was a fantastic experience. Think I may start visiting the Cornerhouse in Manchester once I move.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on July 07, 2012, 06:52:22 PM
Having a debate about the cinema with a friend. I love film, adore it, but I avoid the cinema wherever possible now. Expensive (it's usually cheaper to buy the Blu-Ray when it comes out rather than pay for my girlfriend and I to go to the cinema) and always seemingly full of people who cannot go more than 5 minutes without checking their phone or holding a conversation amongst themselves.

If I do go, I try to either go to an earlier showing or a preview. Visited FACT earlier this year to watch Close Encounters and that was a fantastic experience. Think I may start visiting the Cornerhouse in Manchester once I move.

You can't beat the experience of seeing a movie on the big screen though! I've never experienced anyone talking too much or anything like that, people are usually well behaved.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 07, 2012, 06:55:09 PM
Having a debate about the cinema with a friend. I love film, adore it, but I avoid the cinema wherever possible now. Expensive (it's usually cheaper to buy the Blu-Ray when it comes out rather than pay for my girlfriend and I to go to the cinema) and always seemingly full of people who cannot go more than 5 minutes without checking their phone or holding a conversation amongst themselves.

If I do go, I try to either go to an earlier showing or a preview. Visited FACT earlier this year to watch Close Encounters and that was a fantastic experience. Think I may start visiting the Cornerhouse in Manchester once I move.

Cinema trips are very tactical. I have certain rules, NEVER on a wednesday, I don't care for Orange Wednesday, you couldn't get me there if both tickets are free.

Choosing a specific theatre for a specific film is key, if I want to go see a popular film, I'd go to a more indie chain, like FACT, knowing their usual customers are too high brow for a popular film, and if I want to go se a hyped indie or niche film I'd check if the likes of an Odeon are showing, the theatres are practically dead if the film isn't harped on about on Radio One every five minutes.

I went to see Killer Joe on Thursday, like three people were in there. Perfect.

Totally agree about the prices though, they're insane. If they want to continue charging as they do, they need to step up the entertainment value. Too many shitty adverts and below par trailers. I was at the Edinburgh FF last year and before showings they had cartoons, like the old days (well, the old days I've seen on films) and the decoration inside was amazing, amazing enough for me to take pictures while he house lights were on. Other theatres need to make it more of an experience.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on July 07, 2012, 07:06:54 PM
Cinema trips are very tactical. I have certain rules, NEVER on a wednesday, I don't care for Orange Wednesday, you couldn't get me there if both tickets are free.

Choosing a specific theatre for a specific film is key, if I want to go see a popular film, I'd go to a more indie chain, like FACT, knowing their usual customers are too high brow for a popular film, and if I want to go se a hyped indie or niche film I'd check if the likes of an Odeon are showing, the theatres are practically dead if the film isn't harped on about on Radio One every five minutes.

I went to see Killer Joe on Wednesday, like three people were in there. Perfect.

Totally agree about the prices though, they're insane. If they want to continue charging as they do, they need to step up the entertainment value. Too many shitty adverts and below par trailers. I was at the Edinburgh FF last year and before showings they had cartoons, like the old days (well, the old days I've seen on films) and the decoration inside was amazing, amazing enough for me to take pictures while he house lights were on. Other theatres need to make it more of an experience.

Thing is mate look how well films are doing this summer alone, people will pay the prices that are asked for just the movie. Paying like £13 i think for Batman which is an outrage in pricing terms but most of the showings for it are already sold out so people obviously want to pay it.

On the tactical note, i avoid orange Wednesdays i try to go on a Tuesday or a Sunday as i feel the cinema is really dead then anyway.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: CarlosAlberto on July 07, 2012, 07:53:01 PM
I want to these start up over here:

http://drafthouse.com/ (http://drafthouse.com/)

Proper film geeks paradise. Do a lot of 'seasons', double bills etc and have a very strict no texting policy. You get thrown out if they catch you doing that, or constantly chatting. Bonus.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on July 07, 2012, 10:30:52 PM
Having a debate about the cinema with a friend. I love film, adore it, but I avoid the cinema wherever possible now. Expensive (it's usually cheaper to buy the Blu-Ray when it comes out rather than pay for my girlfriend and I to go to the cinema) and always seemingly full of people who cannot go more than 5 minutes without checking their phone or holding a conversation amongst themselves.

If I do go, I try to either go to an earlier showing or a preview. Visited FACT earlier this year to watch Close Encounters and that was a fantastic experience. Think I may start visiting the Cornerhouse in Manchester once I move.

Went to see Jaws recently at the Odeon (nice to see it on the big screen) had to tell a woman who hadn't seen it before!! and was chatting/being annoying all the way through to stop booting the back of the seat, not bothered about food sounds and all that doesn't bother me, i just don't see the point of going to see a film when you just want to have a chat all the way through or being rude to the people in front of you, even worse when its not kids.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on July 08, 2012, 09:30:28 AM
With big films I always give it 3 weeks, then go on a sunday afternoon.  Usually get lucky.

Agreed about cinemagoers though, the average one makes me want to stab them in the eyes with their own straws and stick their noisy malteser packets up their arse,

Before chucking their mobile phones down a very smelly drain.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on July 08, 2012, 10:48:37 PM
Don't normally have any issues with people making noise at the movies. Can't recall the last time there was any noise once the movie was on.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on July 08, 2012, 11:44:06 PM
Don't normally have any issues with people making noise at the movies. Can't recall the last time there was any noise once the movie was on.

Last night after me saying nobody makes noise, the people behind me during Spider-Man did my head in they wouldn't stop commentating on the film for this first 25 minutes eventually they shut up like. Couldn't believe it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bally on July 09, 2012, 01:39:30 AM
last time i went the flicks I got into a fight with four lads who were sitting behind us because they kept booting the back of the chair i was in and putting their feet over it by my head, the girl I was with at the time was not that impressed like she wanted to move and i saw my arse, and erm lets just say we didn't wathc the film, never go the flicks in bradford
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on July 17, 2012, 02:36:21 AM
Ted is distinctly average and if you have seen the extended trailers you have seen most of the funny bits.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on July 17, 2012, 02:55:27 AM
Ted is distinctly average and if you have seen the extended trailers you have seen most of the funny bits.

Never had much hope for it anyway, don't think Seth McFarlane has done anything of note since 2003ish.

I am however looking forward to 'The Watch' the trailer made me laugh a fair few times!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on July 17, 2012, 03:02:03 AM
Need a film to watch tonight the firm.

Any suggestions, open to any genre like.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on July 17, 2012, 03:24:46 AM
Craig's tactical assault is spot on. I do the same.

Never asked you, mate, did you enjoy Edinburgh last year?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 19, 2012, 05:54:20 PM
Watched Project X last night. Great party movie! 'like Superbad on crack' was the perfect review
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 19, 2012, 05:59:28 PM
Craig's tactical assault is spot on. I do the same.

Never asked you, mate, did you enjoy Edinburgh last year?

Yeah it was great, loved the city as much as the festival itself. It was my first Film Festival so I had a great time mingling with the filmmakers, amateur and pro, I had a great time searching for the cinemas too. Amazing little independent ones that totally took the experience to another level for me. If theatres like Odeon etc weren't insistent on crushing the smaller ones it's a line of work I would totally love to do.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 20, 2012, 05:30:44 AM
Funny or Die have done a pretty good mash-up taking the piss out of 3-D film.

http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/70t2 (http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/70t2)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on July 21, 2012, 03:29:26 PM
Yeah it was great, loved the city as much as the festival itself. It was my first Film Festival so I had a great time mingling with the filmmakers, amateur and pro, I had a great time searching for the cinemas too. Amazing little independent ones that totally took the experience to another level for me. If theatres like Odeon etc weren't insistent on crushing the smaller ones it's a line of work I would totally love to do.

Yeah, it's ace. The Cameo and Filmhouse are amazing places. The Dominion too.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on July 21, 2012, 08:38:18 PM
If anyone ever visits San Francisco and you like cinemas with real character, I recommend the Presidio Theatre in Chestnut Avenue, confusingly, nowhere near the Presidio district though.

4 screens, all of them small, the smallest being about 30 seats. You enter under the screen thru a door and curtain which you move back into position or get coughed at.

We were there 5 minutes before the start and got a hello from the projectionist as he went thru the room to the back.

Brilliant atmosphere, a real cinema for film lovers. Old school, intimate, reminded me of going to the cinema when I was a kid. Beats Odeon, Vue etc every day of the week.

Plus there's loads of places to eat and drink nearby.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on July 22, 2012, 10:25:15 AM
Awesome movie Si.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 24, 2012, 05:12:55 PM
I expect a few have been waiting for this. Some heavy hitters, for sure.

Gangster Squad (2012) Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc3Ab52uqM8#ws)

One thing that really chaps my nads is when they make period pieces and don't use period music. Makes no sense and devalues the whole thing.

Emma Stone looks great though.

They're re-shooting some scenes due to the movie theatre shooting last week. They can't just edit it out because it's said the scene where there's a massacre in a movie theatre is pretty integral to the story. Hope the film doesn't suffer. I realise it's still fresh in the minds but even if the film was to be released 5 years down the line it will remind everyone of the shooting, it's a fine line.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on July 24, 2012, 05:20:46 PM
I watched TED the other day, I will go the Cinema to watch this as well, I normally wait and go the cinema but I read so much about it, which made me acquire it through means.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on July 24, 2012, 05:41:47 PM
Bill Maher thought Ted was the funniest thing he'd seen in years. Is it really so?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on July 24, 2012, 05:45:00 PM
Bill Maher thought Ted was the funniest thing he'd seen in years. Is it really so?
The concept and some things are very well thought through, I wouldn't say the funniest things in years, as I thought Step Brothers was funnier, but it is a very good film. It's out in the US isn't it Blarg?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on July 24, 2012, 05:48:19 PM
I guess it must be if Bill's seen it :) From the little I've seen of it, it doesn't interest me greatly.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 27, 2012, 08:24:45 AM
Holy crow, what a fuckin' trip.

Cloud Atlas Extended Trailer #1 (2012) - Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Wachowski Movie HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnAqFyaQ5s#ws)

It's been a while since the Wachowski's (no longer brothers since the sex change and all) tried to truly blow our minds.

M83  nod
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on July 27, 2012, 09:28:44 PM
Looks intriguing that Craig.

Could be mindblowing, or a flat eye candy fart like Big Fish.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on July 27, 2012, 10:32:50 PM
Looks amazing, doesn't it? Can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 27, 2012, 11:03:49 PM
It looks seriously beautiful.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on July 28, 2012, 01:29:56 AM
I thought Step Brothers was funnier

Fucking hell, must be shit then....
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on July 29, 2012, 04:20:51 AM
Watching Quantum of Solace again, seems weird that I've met Bonds mum, and Bond.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thomas on July 29, 2012, 05:24:05 AM
Got 'Stand By Me' with River Phoenix off LoveFilm last month - not watched it yet nor have i ever seen it - is it any good?

One of the few well known films I've not seen.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 29, 2012, 05:33:53 AM
Got 'Stand By Me' with River Phoenix off LoveFilm last month - not watched it yet nor have i ever seen it - is it any good?

One of the few well known films I've not seen.

Fantastic film one of my all time favs
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on July 29, 2012, 06:05:58 AM
Got 'Stand By Me' with River Phoenix off LoveFilm last month - not watched it yet nor have i ever seen it - is it any good?

One of the few well known films I've not seen.

You need to stop what you are doing and watch it now.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on July 29, 2012, 05:31:41 PM
Yeah, it's a good one.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on July 29, 2012, 05:32:03 PM
Watching Quantum of Solace again, seems weird that I've met Bonds mum, and Bond.

Not great is it? Quite a few nice elements to it, but it just didn't come together.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on July 29, 2012, 06:03:03 PM
Think they should stop the Bond franchise now. Brosnon's Bond was ok, but Craig's one is awful. I think it's had its day.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 29, 2012, 06:25:00 PM
Think they should stop the Bond franchise now. Brosnon's Bond was ok, but Craig's one is awful. I think it's had its day.

Re-watch the Brosnon ones, they're ludicrous to the point of making comic book films look like neo-realism films. They almost killed the franchise. The Craig Bonds have gone the Bourne route, they're better off for it, but still not great.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on July 29, 2012, 06:29:22 PM
Re-watch the Brosnon ones, they're ludicrous to the point of making comic book films look like neo-realism films. They almost killed the franchise. The Craig Bonds have gone the Bourne route, they're better off for it, but still not great.

Bond is all about tongue in cheek for me. I think the new Bond is too serious. Been watching the Roger Moore Bond over the past week, he was the Bond I grew up with and imo the best ones.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on July 29, 2012, 06:53:01 PM
SKYFALL - Official Teaser Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24mTIE4D9JM#ws)

This looks even more Bourne the Casino Royal and Quantum.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on July 29, 2012, 07:37:39 PM
I actually like the new Bond films. I think they're pretty decent, and as far as a kind of reboot goes, they're good.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on July 30, 2012, 06:14:21 PM
I actually like the new Bond films. I think they're pretty decent, and as far as a kind of reboot goes, they're good.

I agree in part, QoS was a mess imo.  Casino Royale was brilliant and I have high hopes for Skyfall.  Connery was the best though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on July 30, 2012, 07:15:32 PM
I liked Casino Royale and I agree with Quantum of Solace. I think it had some good elements but it just didn't come together. I reckon Skyfall will be pretty decent.

As a Scotsman, I must say I think Connery was the best Bond too!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: nomorechang on July 30, 2012, 09:52:01 PM


As a Scotsman, I must say I think Connery was the best Bond too!

No way ... Roger Moore hands down !
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on July 30, 2012, 10:32:32 PM
Amazing that Bond has only been played by three Englishmen.

But Daniel Craig is by far the luckiest Bond.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 30, 2012, 11:35:45 PM
I liked Casino Royale and I agree with Quantum of Solace. I think it had some good elements but it just didn't come together. I reckon Skyfall will be pretty decent.

As a Scotsman, I must say I think Connery was the best Bond too!

Mendes helming and Deakins DOP'ing. It's gonna be by far the classiest Bond yet.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on July 30, 2012, 11:47:25 PM
Off to see Batman tomorrow  :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on July 30, 2012, 11:48:05 PM
Off to see Batman tomorrow  :)

You're in for a treat.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on July 30, 2012, 11:54:11 PM
You're in for a treat.

I know absolutely fuck all about what happens thankfully, cant wait
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on July 30, 2012, 11:56:20 PM
I know absolutely fuck all about what happens thankfully, cant wait

The sex scene with Alfred is a bit heavy like.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on July 31, 2012, 02:49:55 AM
Mendes helming and Deakins DOP'ing. It's gonna be by far the classiest Bond yet.

I don't doubt it!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on July 31, 2012, 05:14:13 PM
Off to see Batman in a minute, switch island is so fucking awkward to get to
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on July 31, 2012, 11:12:13 PM
Im leaving in half an hour for IMAX Batman!!!! Cannot.Fucking.Wait. :D
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on August 01, 2012, 12:20:24 AM
It is nails. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on August 01, 2012, 03:44:24 AM
Bloody superb film chap
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on August 01, 2012, 04:55:36 AM
How high do people rate the new Batman?

I did enjoy it and thought it was a solid 8/10 but my brother in law seems to think its one of the greatest movies ever made. I reckon I've seen a good 50 movies I enjoyed more than it. Discuss
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on August 01, 2012, 05:05:35 AM
How high do people rate the new Batman?

I did enjoy it and thought it was a solid 8/10 but my brother in law seems to think its one of the greatest movies ever made. I reckon I've seen a good 50 movies I enjoyed more than it. Discuss

Great way to end a great trilogy, out of the 3 of them I would say it was second best after Dark Night. Great film and seemed to get better and better.

No doubt about it Nolan has changed superhero films for the better and Im looking forward to see Superman as its produced by him
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on August 01, 2012, 05:07:33 AM
For me it is that good i suppose cause the film is part of a modern epic trilogy each film top drawer in its own right, films are lacking a little imagination and rely on too much effects, this is big budget film making with some intelligence, plus the fact i'm a bit of a Bat geek makes it all the more special for me, also to have supporting characters as strong as they are not getting lost in the presence of the main running round in a costume, i found them all quite emotional to be honest
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on August 01, 2012, 05:11:53 AM
Just watched The Darjeeling Limited.

Nice film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 01, 2012, 05:36:15 AM
Blitzed moment. Filled with spoilers.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 01, 2012, 05:36:39 AM
Just watched The Darjeeling Limited.

Nice film.

A personal favourite.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on August 01, 2012, 08:20:39 AM
Just got back from watching TDKR and I think, overall, it was a suitable ending to a fantastic trilogy.  I have a few issues with it, but will probably raise them in the spoiler thread rather than here.

EDIT: Aaaaaaaand Ive just seen Peanuts has re-signed. Now Im made up.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Verm on August 01, 2012, 08:57:12 AM
Off to see TDKR on Thursday, rather excited.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 02, 2012, 07:30:33 AM
Killing them Softly trailer.


Killing Them Softly Official Trailer #1 (2012) Brad Pitt Movie HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCCBo0yh6YM#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on August 02, 2012, 04:22:07 PM
SKYFALL - Official Trailer #2 (2012) [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzaXuKs9vhc#ws)
Title: Ghostbusters 3
Post by: blargins on August 03, 2012, 09:58:09 PM
http://www.fandango.com/movieblog/morning-mustread-bill-murray-bails-on-ghostbusters-3-jack-ryan-eyes-three-beauties-and-thor-finds-his-villain-718955.html?wss=fanmail&type=Newsletter&mailing=8.3.12%20Newsletter (http://www.fandango.com/movieblog/morning-mustread-bill-murray-bails-on-ghostbusters-3-jack-ryan-eyes-three-beauties-and-thor-finds-his-villain-718955.html?wss=fanmail&type=Newsletter&mailing=8.3.12%20Newsletter)

I wasn't even aware there was to be a third one. Without Bill, it sounds like it will effectively be a new movie. The second one was shit, nothing will come close to the first.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on August 03, 2012, 10:09:25 PM
Just watched The Darjeeling Limited.

Nice film.

Yeah love it. Great film.

I love Owen Wilson. There's just a similar quality about every character I've ever seen him play that I really like. I know it might be that he's a shit actor and plays them all the same, but I prefer to think that he brings some of himself to each role and he seems cool and funny and someone I'd have a beer with.
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Post by: adamefc88 on August 04, 2012, 04:59:01 AM
Yeah love it. Great film.

I love Owen Wilson. There's just a similar quality about every character I've ever seen him play that I really like. I know it might be that he's a shit actor and plays them all the same, but I prefer to think that he brings some of himself to each role and he seems cool and funny and someone I'd have a beer with.
Apart from he is a manic depressive and will probably ask you to hold the rope while he hangs himself

Sent from my HTC Wildfire S
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on August 07, 2012, 02:03:24 AM
Zero Dark Thirty - Teaser Trailer (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcBjOVKKxh0&hd=1#ws)

Zero Dark Thirty trailer
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 09, 2012, 05:38:49 PM
I feel like I've just watched Todd Solondz and Wes Anderson give birth to a film.

http://vimeo.com/41995383# (http://vimeo.com/41995383#)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on August 10, 2012, 07:24:42 AM
Watched Brave.  Very good, not earth shattering cinema and missing the impact of a Wall E or a Up but very solid story and great characters. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on August 10, 2012, 07:33:24 AM
Watched Brave.  Very good, not earth shattering cinema and missing the impact of a Wall E or a Up but very solid story and great characters. 

Cant seem to get myself motivated to watch this. Dunno wether its just a poor trailer, but doesnt grab me like all other Pixar films have from the off. Feels half hearted.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on August 15, 2012, 11:40:21 PM
Went too see the Bourne Legacy yesterday, Good film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on August 16, 2012, 02:48:27 AM
It ain't.

Bourne Redundancy Greengrass called it. He was right.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on August 16, 2012, 02:51:24 AM
I may be alone in this but I dont rate that guy who is playing the new Bourne. cant believe he is a hollywood star
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on August 16, 2012, 02:54:40 AM
I may be alone in this but I dont rate that guy who is playing the new Bourne. cant believe he is a hollywood star
I didn't rate him at all, I rated the storyline.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on August 16, 2012, 02:58:24 AM
I may be alone in this but I dont rate that guy who is playing the new Bourne. cant believe he is a hollywood star

You are not alone, we are here with you, always in our hearts, never far apart.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on August 16, 2012, 03:03:15 AM
Renner is da man.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on August 17, 2012, 01:02:21 AM
Seven Psychopaths - Official Trailer [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8P9CG_tdQI&hd=1#ws)

Could be brilliant, could be a train wreck.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: .Matty on August 19, 2012, 08:09:11 PM
I think Jeremy Renner is decent. Liked him since I saw The Hurt Locker. He's class in that.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on August 19, 2012, 08:42:26 PM
Renner's boss but for some reason I get him and Jason Bateman confused.

Trailer for Wreck It Ralph  Looks great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf4r5q8-aWo
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on August 19, 2012, 11:31:12 PM
Just watched In Bruges, thought it was great!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on August 19, 2012, 11:53:48 PM
Just watched In Bruges, thought it was great!

Brilliant, brilliant film. Now watch The Guard, its like In Bruges's cousin.

THE GUARD Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5pk6s-PRUE#ws)

Watched Bourne last night, wasn't impressed, most of it felt like filler and while I like Renner his character didn't have enough story or charisma and the ending felt amateurish. If they do another one, they need to get Damon and Renner together, and change the gear somewhat.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on August 20, 2012, 12:06:21 AM
Brilliant, brilliant film. Now watch The Guard, its like In Bruges's cousin.

THE GUARD Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5pk6s-PRUE#ws)

Watched Bourne last night, wasn't impressed, most of it felt like filler and while I like Renner his character didn't have enough story or charisma and the ending felt amateurish. If they do another one, they need to get Damon and Renner together, and change the gear somewhat.

cheers for the recommendation!downloading right now!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on August 20, 2012, 12:08:07 AM
Renner's boss but for some reason I get him and Jason Bateman confused.

Trailer for Wreck It Ralph  Looks great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf4r5q8-aWo

I cannot wait for this.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on August 20, 2012, 12:12:37 AM
Seven Psychopaths - Official Trailer [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8P9CG_tdQI&hd=1#ws)

Could be brilliant, could be a train wreck.

Just realised with Stealth's post this is the same guy who was involved with In Bruges and The Guard....Im going with Brilliant.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on August 20, 2012, 12:23:54 AM
Just realised with Stealth's post this is the same guy who was involved with In Bruges and The Guard....Im going with Brilliant.

Well this thread is all coming together very nicely!

like the look of seven psychopaths
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on August 20, 2012, 12:34:29 AM
I cannot wait for this.

Yay glad it's not just me!  As a gaming nerd it appeals to me hugely.  It looks bloody funny as well.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on August 20, 2012, 12:37:44 AM
Yay glad it's not just me!  As a gaming nerd it appeals to me hugely.  It looks bloody funny as well.

My only worry with Ralph is they don't go Full Nerd.  I want to see loads of minor game characters making funny appearances (like the QBert moment, but really really minor characters) just to give the old school gaming nerds a right laugh.  It may go only Quarter Nerd to appeal to a wider audience.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on August 20, 2012, 12:44:38 AM
My only worry with Ralph is they don't go Full Nerd.  I want to see loads of minor game characters making funny appearances (like the QBert moment, but really really minor characters) just to give the old school gaming nerds a right laugh.  It may go only Quarter Nerd to appeal to a wider audience.

By the looks of the extended trailer I saw in the US it's going full nerd!  Loads of characters having cameos.  Largely unknown cast so no massive egos to massage either.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on August 20, 2012, 12:46:49 AM
By the looks of the extended trailer I saw in the US it's going full nerd!  Loads of characters having cameos.  Largely unknown cast so no massive egos to massage either.

Fingers crossed! Any links for that extended trailer?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on August 20, 2012, 12:48:22 AM
Not that I know of mate, it was a pre-cursor to Brave, will have a look.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on August 20, 2012, 12:54:39 AM
Quote
The first trailer of Wreck-It Ralph revealed cameo appearances from a number of video game characters. The characters exhibited thus far include:

    Bowser from Super Mario Bros.[1][14]
    Doctor Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog[1][14]
    Q*bert, Coily, Slick and Ugg from Q*bert[6]
    Kano and Smoke from Mortal Kombat[9][15]
    Chun-Li and Cammy from Street Fighter [16][14]
    Neff from Altered Beast[15]
    Paperboy from Paperboy[15]
    Frogger from Frogger[17]

Cameos noted on wikipedia (I know, I know)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on August 20, 2012, 03:42:48 AM
This looks cool:

The Myth of the American Sleepover Movie Trailer Official (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD9tAGyIRCo#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on August 20, 2012, 12:51:01 PM
Tony Scott jumped off a bridge yesterday. Sad. Great director.
Title: Tony Scott
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 20, 2012, 02:33:05 PM
Took his own life today. Jumped from a bridge. Shocked.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tony-scott-20120820,0,398891.story (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tony-scott-20120820,0,398891.story)

True Romance was a masterpiece. Too many great films to mention.

I know BNP preferred him to Ridley, enjoy....

Top Gun 007 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M37389r47Mk&feature=related#)




EDIT: Got mega-modded and moved into the Movie Thread? Must be the only RIP kind of thread to be merged, little bit in bad taste I think. Obviously this death isn't quite as important.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on August 20, 2012, 05:18:41 PM
EDIT: Got mega-modded and moved into the Movie Thread? Must be the only RIP kind of thread to be merged, little bit in bad taste I think. Obviously this death isn't quite as important.

It was only moved because Derek had already commented on it in the movie thread. It wasn't anything to do with bad taste.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 20, 2012, 05:20:12 PM
It was only moved because Derek had already commented on it in the movie thread. It wasn't anything to do with bad taste.

It's fully in bad taste.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sres on August 20, 2012, 05:23:33 PM
So why not move Derek's comment into the RIP thread?  Just a thought :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 20, 2012, 05:26:36 PM
So why not move Derek's comment into the RIP thread?  Just a thought :)

Doesn't work like that, for whatever reason.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 20, 2012, 05:31:27 PM
why?

because you disagree with it?

I've never seen a RIP thread fucked off and merged with a thread that has, other than an occupation, little to do with the person that died. A Brit going over and help change an industry kinda deserves one of his own, not just one crowbarred into a 50 page thread filled with trailers.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 20, 2012, 05:43:06 PM
I dare say if a wrestler died it would be put in the wrestling thread

or if a fit bird died, it would go in the BOTD thread - with pictures obviously

other than that, we don't have any specialised threads do we?  except the gambling one, so if some bookie that nobody had heard of died that would probably go in that thread too

So when I typed in RIP into the search all the separate threads for peoples deaths were just a figment of my imagination?

You may need to go put the Norman Wisdom RIP into the joke thread, or the Gary Coleman one into the TV thread before all sorts of anarchy breaks lose.

Just because one mod doesn't see the value in a Tony Scott thread after the man threw himself of a bridge doesn't mean it's a non event and be crowbarred onto a 50 page thread of chit chat and gossip.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 20, 2012, 06:00:06 PM
were either of those threads as widely used as this one?

were either of them on the front page of the forum when the respective RIP threads were posted?

were either of them slightly more widely known than this fella you're banging on about?

the thread was merged for the reasons given, deal with it

What has any of those things got to do with it? The man died, he deserves a thread as much as any. I understand you have to stand up for your shit catchers, but this is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 20, 2012, 06:28:45 PM
Put your toys back in the pram pal

You were told by the mod who merged it why it was done.

End of discussion

The expected bullshit loaded response.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on August 20, 2012, 06:52:30 PM
It's fully in bad taste.

Turn it in. It's hardly dancing on his grave or piss myself laughing. There was never an intention of "bad taste" Massive over reaction as per normal when anyone disagree's with you on the subject of movies.

Your thread's been left up anyway so you can calm down now. Given the three you started have had about 40 views and one reply it's hardly really mattering where it's posted.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sres on August 20, 2012, 07:37:20 PM
*cough* new kitten *cough*
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 21, 2012, 04:51:57 AM
Turn it in. It's hardly dancing on his grave or piss myself laughing. There was never an intention of "bad taste" Massive over reaction as per normal when anyone disagree's with you on the subject of movies.

Your thread's been left up anyway so you can calm down now. Given the three you started have had about 40 views and one reply it's hardly really mattering where it's posted.

It was hardly an opinion about movies.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on August 22, 2012, 04:56:08 AM
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/s121/the-inbetweeners/news/a400709/inbetweeners-movie-sequel-confirmed-to-be-in-the-works.html (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/s121/the-inbetweeners/news/a400709/inbetweeners-movie-sequel-confirmed-to-be-in-the-works.html)

(http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article782606.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Mayor+of+London+Boris+Johnson+during+a+news+conference+at+Bexleyheath+Police+Station)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on September 04, 2012, 05:38:18 AM
So The Hobbit is to be three films too? Talk about milking it to the max.

Saw a trailer for it when I watched The Odd Life of Timothy Green with the kids last Sunday (terrible film, even by kids film standards). Think Martin Freeman is perfectly cast as the Hobbit, but three films? Really?
Title: Re: RE: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on September 04, 2012, 05:48:50 AM
Yeah that isn't necessary.  Two yeah but three?

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Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 04, 2012, 06:35:22 AM
So The Hobbit is to be three films too? Talk about milking it to the max.

Saw a trailer for it when I watched The Odd Life of Timothy Green with the kids last Sunday (terrible film, even by kids film standards). Think Martin Freeman is perfectly cast as the Hobbit, but three films? Really?

Three? Christ.  I thought it was only two? The trailer I saw was bollox anyway.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 04, 2012, 06:46:14 AM
Three? Christ.  I thought it was only two? The trailer I saw was bollox anyway.

I'm not feeling it whatsoever either.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 04, 2012, 06:49:18 AM
I'm not feeling it whatsoever either.

Not that Im an expert in marketing films or anything, but a bunch of dwarves singing a strange folksey song over what looks like cut footage from films you saw 4 years ago doesn't exactly make me reach for the wallet.

They should have done 1 big film or leave it completely.
Title: Re: RE: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on September 04, 2012, 07:44:03 AM
Yeah that isn't necessary.  Two yeah but three?

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Isn't The Hobbit two films and then the third is like a LOTR prefix, linking the two films. I've probably made that up but who knows.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 04, 2012, 06:23:21 PM
Bird got me Jaws on Blu for my birthday. I'm gonna need a bigger boat.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bluenose 91 on September 04, 2012, 06:34:27 PM
Bird got me Jaws on Blu for my birthday. I'm gonna need a bigger boat.

Happy Birthday, if its actually today like and even if its not!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 04, 2012, 06:37:05 PM
Happy Birthday, if its actually today like and even if its not!

Yeah it's today. Been sitting round watching Jaws and sorting insurance for my wheels. Bit of a non-starter.

Going for a bit of Greek later though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on September 04, 2012, 07:02:35 PM
Yeah it's today. Been sitting round watching Jaws and sorting insurance for my wheels. Bit of a non-starter.

Going for a bit of Greek later though.

When's that being released?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on September 04, 2012, 08:56:34 PM
Yeah it's today. Been sitting round watching Jaws and sorting insurance for my wheels. Bit of a non-starter.

Going for a bit of Greek later though.

Happy Birthday, fellow virgo  :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on September 04, 2012, 09:51:22 PM
Going for a bit of Greek later though.

Your bird won't be happy.

(http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1346049513304817557.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 04, 2012, 09:57:53 PM
Your bird won't be happy.

(http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1346049513304817557.jpg)

Nah, I showed her a picture of Deano, she's up for it.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 04, 2012, 09:59:11 PM
Cheers boys btw.

I'm now onto the VHS of The Princess Bride she got me too. The genius of this film knows no bounds.

If you haven't seen it, check it out.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on September 05, 2012, 01:14:00 AM
Happy Birthday mate! Great film that.

DO NOT watch the remake of Total Recall.  It's absolutely fucking awful.  Strips away everything that was good about the original.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 06, 2012, 08:08:54 PM
Cheers boys btw.

I'm now onto the VHS of The Princess Bride she got me too. The genius of this film knows no bounds.

If you haven't seen it, check it out.

Ha I only watched that on Netflix about 3 days ago!  First time in 15 years Ive watched it, but it is pure genius.

MAWWIAGE!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 06, 2012, 10:54:13 PM
New cut of the Cloud Atlas trailer

Cloud Atlas (2012) Theatrical Trailer #1 [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xKZj6lA9ICs#ws)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 06, 2012, 11:03:24 PM
I watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes last night

I liked it

Yeah me too. Was a good watch
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 06, 2012, 11:07:19 PM
not sure I liked the ending too much

I mean, these apes have killed loads of police and caused millions of pounds worth of damage....and in America too

you just know that the forest they've moved into will be torched within a day!

Pretty sure they go forth multiply and then take over the world ;D
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on September 06, 2012, 11:11:11 PM
I am very excited for Dredd to come out tomorrow, hopefully see it over the weekend.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 06, 2012, 11:16:45 PM
I am very excited for Dredd to come out tomorrow, hopefully see it over the weekend.

Im not sure I was exactly impressed by the video. Seemed to mimic the plot of The Raid somewhat, or maybe its just one of those Hollywood coincidences.

Seemed to be Dirty Harry in The Raid with a big helmet on.

Maybe Im being harsh and forever tainted by Sly Stallone's total bastardisation of Dredd.

I watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes last night

I liked it

Thought the film was a real surprise (nothing like the trailers) and a pleasant one at that.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on September 06, 2012, 11:24:07 PM
Going to watch ted in a bit. Cant beat the showcase
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on September 06, 2012, 11:38:47 PM
Im not sure I was exactly impressed by the video. Seemed to mimic the plot of The Raid somewhat, or maybe its just one of those Hollywood coincidences.

Seemed to be Dirty Harry in The Raid with a big helmet on.

Maybe Im being harsh and forever tainted by Sly Stallone's total bastardisation of Dredd.

Thought the film was a real surprise (nothing like the trailers) and a pleasant one at that.


When it got shown at Comic-con it got rave reviews. Being tipped as the Comic Book movie adaptation of the year as well.

Plus it has scenes like this.


DREDD 3D - Exclusive Clip Debut - Watch, Share & Enter to Win! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8lMmRe6Z44&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fresults%3Fsearch_query%3Ddredd%2B3d%2Bscene%26oq%3Ddredd%2B3d%2Bscene%26gs_l%3Dyoutube-reduced.3..35i39.95178.99288.0.99462.7.7.0.0.0.0.70.394.7.7.0...0.0...1ac.1._9m8jeOvvu8&has_verified=1#)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on September 07, 2012, 12:37:33 AM
Looking forward to seeing Lawless and Dredd, but I absolutely cannot wait for Looper. Everything I'm hearing about is making me even more horrifically excited to see it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on September 07, 2012, 12:49:15 AM
Looking forward to seeing Lawless and Dredd, but I absolutely cannot wait for Looper. Everything I'm hearing about is making me even more horrifically excited to see it.

I saw an odd trailer the other day for a JGL film all based around him being a delivery boy on a bicycle....was very strange.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on September 07, 2012, 01:50:41 AM
what shall i watch tonight gents? I have a boz internet connection and the flat to myself.

i want a comedy. hit me!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 07, 2012, 01:53:25 AM
what shall i watch tonight gents? I have a boz internet connection and the flat to myself.

i want a comedy. hit me!

Princess Bride.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on September 07, 2012, 01:54:41 AM
Princess Bride.

it is on the list due to what you said before, plus the internet loves that film. it's a strong maybe at the moment.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 07, 2012, 01:56:21 AM
it is on the list due to what you said before, plus the internet loves that film. it's a strong maybe at the moment.

I struggle with comedies. I found Carnage made me laugh a lot. And I remember liking Cedar Rapids.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on September 07, 2012, 01:58:44 AM
I saw an odd trailer the other day for a JGL film all based around him being a delivery boy on a bicycle....was very strange.

It's called Premium Rush, isn't it?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bally on September 07, 2012, 03:11:08 AM
Cheers boys btw.

I'm now onto the VHS of The Princess Bride she got me too. The genius of this film knows no bounds.

If you haven't seen it, check it out.

Is that the animated one similar to nightmare before Xmas or am I totally off if so I watched it with my kids its boss

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Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on September 07, 2012, 03:12:53 AM
It's called Premium Rush, isn't it?

That's the one! Really really strange concept to build a film around.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 07, 2012, 03:38:56 AM
Is that the animated one similar to nightmare before Xmas or am I totally off if so I watched it with my kids its boss

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Could you be thinking of The Corpse Bride? I've not seen it.


Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on September 07, 2012, 03:56:01 AM
Yeah the animated one is Corpse Bride.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bally on September 07, 2012, 05:30:59 AM
Could you be thinking of The Corpse Bride? I've not seen it.
Ahhh fair fucks lad I'm shit with films I don't really watch them

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Title: Last Movie Watched and Your rating
Post by: blargins on September 16, 2012, 03:11:49 AM
Inglorious Basterds.

Give it an 8/10.
Title: Re: Re: Last Movie Watched and Your rating
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 16, 2012, 03:13:58 AM
Hangover ii

3
Title: Re: Last Movie Watched and Your rating
Post by: Gash on September 16, 2012, 03:16:20 AM
Transformers. 8/10

Especially Megan Fox and Rachael Taylor.  ;D
Title: Re: Last Movie Watched and Your rating
Post by: Silas on September 16, 2012, 03:25:10 AM
Cool Runnings 9/10
Title: Re: Last Movie Watched and Your rating
Post by: TheRam on September 16, 2012, 03:35:48 AM
Gone Baby Gone 9/10

Film-making at its very best there matey oh yes
Title: Re: Last Movie Watched and Your rating
Post by: phillyt on September 16, 2012, 03:40:19 AM
Bridesmaids, girlfriends choice, gets it over and done with, female hangover bound to be a crock of shit. Actually found the most of it very funny, got a bit soppy in the last twenty mins or so but a good film to be honest.  7.5/10
Title: Re: Last Movie Watched and Your rating
Post by: Evertonexile on September 16, 2012, 03:43:47 AM
Last of the Mohicans, 9/10.
Title: Re: Last Movie Watched and Your rating
Post by: blargins on September 16, 2012, 03:46:17 AM
Kind of ties in nicely with the thread opener.
Title: Re: Last Movie Watched and Your rating
Post by: MmmblueBernard on September 16, 2012, 03:50:54 AM
The best exotic marigold hotel - 8/10

We bought the DVD for a friend but seeing as it was open we decided to view before giving it as a gift.
Title: Re: Last Movie Watched and Your rating
Post by: Sir Stealth on September 16, 2012, 03:55:00 AM
No country for old men 9/10 (though it wasnt the first time id seen it)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on September 16, 2012, 04:14:34 AM
watched snow white and the 7 huntsmen, thought it was really good 8/10
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on September 16, 2012, 04:16:07 AM
and actually thought prometheus was really good too 8/10
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on September 16, 2012, 06:57:20 PM
The best exotic marigold hotel - 8/10

We bought the DVD for a friend but seeing as it was open we decided to view before giving it as a gift.

I thought it was excellent too. It has a stillness and a sweetness. It's superbly cast and excellently made. Lots of time for these kind of quiet movies.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on September 16, 2012, 09:53:12 PM
Saw Lawless yesterday. Wasn't expecting much but it quietly impressed me.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on September 16, 2012, 10:20:56 PM
watched Leon yesterday for the first time since i was a kid, great film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on September 16, 2012, 10:27:52 PM
Need to download some films before I move back to uni, so any recommendations?

Thanks

Lewis RAMilton
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Confucius on September 16, 2012, 11:04:45 PM
Saw Lawless yesterday. Wasn't expecting much but it quietly impressed me.

Enjoyed it too.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TOFFEEMAN1878 on September 17, 2012, 12:04:56 AM
Coming to a cinema near youhttp://www.ledzeppelin.com/celebrationday/o2_splash.html (http://www.ledzeppelin.com/celebrationday/o2_splash.html)  DVD out in October
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blackwatch78efc on September 17, 2012, 02:48:29 PM
Ram try dale and tucker versus evil.
Oh and my personal favourite the usual suspects.
My mates are raving about city of god at mo.
And for summit a bit differant there's a will smith film called seven pounds which I quiet liked.

Some other films I watched recently and enjoyed include, horrible bosses, goon, limitless (loved it) and casino jack.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 17, 2012, 03:17:08 PM
Ram, for a kick off download Breaking Bad. One of the finest shows ever made.

I'll look up at my bookcases and reel out a few on random for you mate. If you're at uni and money is tight having lots of stuff to watch could well save your sanity.

Do you like international cinema?

Election/Election 2
Tenebrae
Johnny Mad Dog
Ordet
The Warlords
Infernal Affairs (not the 3rd one though)
Ip Man 1 and 2


If not have a go of these

Carnage
The American
Princess Bride
Syriana
Dr Strangelove
Take Shelter
The Fugitive
Escape from Alcatraz
Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene
Moneyball
The Conversation
Wendy and Lucy
Win Win
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on September 17, 2012, 10:21:05 PM
Cheers man, Im gonna start getting into international cinema more. Watched a bit of the Jonny mad dog in a seminar once.

Yeah Ive got a couple of series downloaded there, The thick of it, boardwalk empire etc....... wanna start watching The Sopranos but I dont know if I can take it seriously because of you  :)



 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on September 17, 2012, 10:35:26 PM
Ram if you havent watched breaking bad - get on it!

Everyone who I have ever told to watch it has loved it

Also be a geek like me and watch the Coen brothers filmography in chronological order!starting that on friday
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 17, 2012, 10:37:56 PM
Ram if you havent watched breaking bad - get on it!

Everyone who I have ever told to watch it has loved it

Also be a geek like me and watch the Coen brothers filmography in chronological order!starting that on friday

I would be tempted to say watch The Big Lebowski and then start from the beginning!

Ram, for international stuff I would call out City of God. Powerful, violent and plain out awesome.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 17, 2012, 10:48:17 PM
Cheers man, Im gonna start getting into international cinema more. Watched a bit of the Jonny mad dog in a seminar once.

Yeah Ive got a couple of series downloaded there, The thick of it, boardwalk empire etc....... wanna start watching The Sopranos but I dont know if I can take it seriously because of you  :)



 

I'd give Breaking Bad a go alongside The Sopranos, then your other stuff. I think I remember Nomadski (I think, or that evertonexile guy, but I'm pretty sure it was nomad) having a great knowledge of Asian cinema when it came to martial art stuff. Having a bit of a read up on pre and post handover china and giving Hong Kong/Chinese cinema in and around that time a blast can really be mind blowing. A different level of filmmaking. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on September 18, 2012, 12:35:33 AM
i used to love takeshi kitano movies when i was younger, got into the sympathy stuff, dead or alive, young and dangerous and that kind of thing too.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on September 18, 2012, 08:35:06 PM
Got Moneyball and Princess Bride downloaded, gonna crack through downloading some more of them recommendations before I move back  :)

Downloading Mean Streets and Slacker at the moment anyone seen them, any good?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 18, 2012, 08:43:32 PM
Got Moneyball and Princess Bride downloaded, gonna crack through downloading some more of them recommendations before I move back  :)

Downloading Mean Streets and Slacker at the moment anyone seen them, any good?


The Princess Bride is everything that a parody should be.

Mean Streets is one of the first DVDs I ever bought.

Slacker is great. It's Linklater helping independent film thrive in the times of the Weinsteins attempting to kill it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: VBlue on September 18, 2012, 09:56:19 PM
I watched Take Shlter starring Michael Shannon who I really enjoy from his performances in Boardwalk Empire and further back in Bug.  He is a non-conventional lead and plays the part of resident weirdo very well.

The film ran for 120 mins and I certainly felt like giving up a couple of times but overall I reasonably enjoyed it. 

Synopsis from imdb - Curtis, a father and husband, is starting to experience bad dreams and hallucinations. Assuming mental illness, he seeks medical help and counseling. However, fearing the worst, he starts building an elaborate and expensive storm shelter in their backyard. This storm shelter threatens to tear apart his family, threatens his sanity and his standing in the community, but he builds it to save his family's life.

It felt like there should have been more to come but it never quite got there.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 18, 2012, 10:05:52 PM
Got Moneyball and Princess Bride downloaded, gonna crack through downloading some more of them recommendations before I move back  :)

Downloading Mean Streets and Slacker at the moment anyone seen them, any good?

Not seen Slacker but Mean Streets is an ok early view of the Scorsese / De Nero partnership. A bit too raw in terms of Scorsese filmaking for my tastes, I don't think it has dated very well, but its ok.

Slacker's director also did Dazed And Confused which I think is well worth a watch, great cast.





It took me a while to get round to watching it, given the fairly morbid subject matter, but The Bridge is a very moving documentary telling a story of the San Fransisco Bridge through the multiple suicides that take place on it.  

Eagle eyed cameras watch every crossing pedestrian who stops for thought, some carry on, some throw themselves off.  Its pretty harrowing stuff, you sometimes see people really battle with the decision, while others seemingly throw themselves to the water below without a second thought.

You hear from friends and relatives of the people captured on film, with a couple of surprising stories mixed in. If the idea doesn't put you off completely (I wouldn't blame you if it did) its well worth a watch, its filmed in a fully tasteful way.

The Bridge - Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwl-Pa_QT0M#ws)




Takeshi "Beat" Kitano (as mentioned by Brap2) provides almost a dead cert for a fun night in. He is a visionary and pure badassness personified but he has so much output it can be difficult to know where to start.

Try the very underrated Brother for an easy introduction.

Brother Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa7JMGWOnp8#ws)

And try the 2003 Zatoichi.

" zatoichi " - official trailer - 2003. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLgStdZ8r08#ws)

Other Kitano movies definitely worth watching - Fireworks, Sonatine, Boiling Point (1990), Violent Cop, Battle Royale (not BR2!). In truth you could pick almost any of his stuff and get something big out of your night.





South Korea's output in the early 00's began to resemble the Hong Kong output of the early to mid nineties.

There's the Chan-Wook Park "Vengeance" Trilogy - Sympathy For Mr Vengeance, Oldboy and Lady Vengeance (me and my friends all have different favourites in those films, mine is definitely Oldboy).

The Brotherhood of War (aka Brotherhood) is amazing. Story of 2 brothers struggle through the Korean War. One of the best war movies to come out of any country.

Brotherhood trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx0DAAmlSPk#ws)

Other notable Korean films from 2000 onwards -

Memories of Murder

Salinui Chueok Trailer (Memories Of Murder) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtOutxGJK5o#ws)

The Good, The Bad, And The Weird

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OzNnCK5cd8Q# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OzNnCK5cd8Q#)!

The Chaser

'THE CHASER' Official UK Trailer - IN CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 19TH (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkqczsLZd1I#ws)

Musa (Complete Film on Youtube)

Musa 武士, 무사 - The Warrior (2001) Korean Action (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuypJHYHVqc&feature=related#)

And the aforementioned Oldboy which has one of the most powerful endings you can imagine

Oldboy Trailer (2003) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSz2StbI5IA#)






Finally, Takashi Miike is another massive name in Asian cinema.

Recently did 13 Assassins

13 Assassins (2011) - Official Trailer [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgPC74-Tde8#ws)

Best known for 2 major fucked up films you should watch, if fucked up films are your bag, again both from Takashi Miike, NSFW!! -

Audition

Audition Movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG_bMvPbaeE#)

Ichi The Killer DEFINITELY NSFW!

ICHI THE KILLER trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coiVr5Pl4-s&feature=related#)

Long post but hopefully there's stuff in there to interest you guys.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on September 18, 2012, 10:10:50 PM
Great post mate  :)

Gonna get right on The Bridge, my type of documentary that.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 18, 2012, 10:12:35 PM
Wasn't Miike responsible for Visitor Q? Just had a look, yep he is.

Side note, nomad, you see that Tony Leung has just signed up for his first Japanese film? Kurosawa Kiyoshi has talked him into working in Yokohoma on 1905. Quite the coup if you ask me. Massive Leung fan here though, I've always had a better time watching Hong Kong cinema opposed to Japanese.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 19, 2012, 09:34:45 PM
Wasn't Miike responsible for Visitor Q? Just had a look, yep he is.

Side note, nomad, you see that Tony Leung has just signed up for his first Japanese film? Kurosawa Kiyoshi has talked him into working in Yokohoma on 1905. Quite the coup if you ask me. Massive Leung fan here though, I've always had a better time watching Hong Kong cinema opposed to Japanese.

As you found out indeed he is, never got round to seeing Visitor Q though. Needs a certain mood to watch I imagine, even for Miike.

Leung is great in Infernal Affairs and Hero. Be interesting to see if his crossover to Japanese cinema is as fluid as his talent would suggest.

Very funny thing the divide between Hong Kong / Chinese and Japanese films. Very much a cultural thing.  Like with their games, the Japanese do their own thing spectacularly well, so long as you find something in them that you understand or appreciate.  They do stylish ultraviolence extremely well, and they do balls out surreal wierdness and horror well too.  The problem is the heavy cultural referencing which often gets completely lost in translation. 

Kurisawa films are top notch of course, but more modern stuff has played less well unless your really into the genres (for example there is a LOT of amazing Japanese horror movies out there, The Eye, Ringu, Dark Water, One missed Call and the aforementioned Audition) but most people wouldn't care to look at them until the inevitable US remake gets done.  There is a reason so many (usually bad) remakes get put out by Hollywood based on Japanese films, they carry an amazing amount of originality and strike into some core emotions deep within. Unfortunately the Westernisation of these films rips some of that out of the remake in the process of making them more palatable.

HK / Chinese cinema plays far better internationally because there is naturally more to get hold of for Western audiences. They also have a far richer history of success in the West, unaffected by remakes they normally stand on their own. From Bruce Lee who inspired a generation of kids to kick shit out of each other, to Jackie Chan stunting his way to broken pelvises, from Chow Yun-Fat and John Woo tearing up churches and hospitals with two hands holding guns (now staple in most US "cool" films) to the amazing Wuxia stuff from Iron Monkey onwards thru to the big films coming out more recently (Hero, Crouching Tiger, Red Cliff etc).

Its interesting that other nations have since taken a mantle on smaller budget, but high energy or more creative output like the Korean stuff I posted above, Thailand with Ong Bak, A Man Called Tone and The Protector, Indonesia with The Raid and Merentau etc etc.  The West is getting more exposure to these films in multiplexes but are still way off the cultural influence of Hong Kong in its heyday.

Should add there is still the odd action film from Japan which kicks ass, but they tend to be a bit harder to uncover. Azumi is fantastic but takes a while to get going (worth watching through though, good story) before she takes on 250 dudes with a sword and a cute smile.

Full movie of Azumi here.

Azumi (あずみ) Full JMovie HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK1dlxeWYxQ&feature=related#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 19, 2012, 09:47:53 PM
Ha, youre right to wait for the right time. Despite Mikke's reputation, I was still a little taken aback.

My main fascination is the films made in and around (or set) during pre and post handover. When looking at them in that context I struggle to find better filmmaking. The anxiety of a nation makes for some of the most tense films I've seen.

To take the convo in a different direction, albeit still in the same region, have you seen Shiri? It's Korean and shows the north/south anxieties beautifully (and brutally).
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 19, 2012, 10:01:54 PM
Ha, youre right to wait for the right time. Despite Mikke's reputation, I was still a little taken aback.

My main fascination is the films made in and around (or set) during pre and post handover. When looking at them in that context I struggle to find better filmmaking. The anxiety of a nation makes for some of the most tense films I've seen.

To take the convo in a different direction, albeit still in the same region, have you seen Shiri? It's Korean and shows the north/south anxieties beautifully (and brutally).

Shiri passed me by, although the trailer rings a few bells. Think a mate had it in his dvd collection but I never took the bait to watch it. Looks like I might have to have a look though.

Completely off the topic here but thought I would post this.  Is both batshit crazy and funny as hell. Those Indians....

Best Action Scenes Ever!!! (Indian Robot Endhiran) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yBnl_krN_U#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on September 20, 2012, 01:21:12 AM
Funnily enough, an ad break inbetween How I Met Your Mother before had Film4 advertising it's Martial Arts week, starting with Ip Man 1 and 2 tomorrow back to back. Any ideas whether either are any good?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on September 20, 2012, 01:27:28 AM
Decided to start my Coen brothers complete viewing today.  Instead of chronological I'm watching the ones I haven't seen first then watching the rest in chronological order.  The ones i havent seen are: Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Intolerable Cruelty, The Ladykillers and A Serious Man

Just watched Barton Fink...fucking madness but boss.  Anyone seen it? John Turturro and John Goodman are both class
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 20, 2012, 02:25:04 AM
Funnily enough, an ad break inbetween How I Met Your Mother before had Film4 advertising it's Martial Arts week, starting with Ip Man 1 and 2 tomorrow back to back. Any ideas whether either are any good?

Yeah man, Donnie Yen is the bomb.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on September 20, 2012, 02:27:37 AM
Cheers, Craig. I'll get onto setting the box for them.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 20, 2012, 05:26:20 AM

Leung is great in Infernal Affairs and Hero. Be interesting to see if his crossover to Japanese cinema is as fluid as his talent would suggest.


So, I'm hoping you may have an answer as I can't find one; why hasn't Leung ventured into Japanese cinema before. It seems he was never really against the idea (as he met Kurosawa years ago and wanted to work with him since). I can only put it down to the sheer volume of work he puts out in Hong Kong/Chinese features and not having a minute to spare, but I'm in no way an authority on the subject and really do wonder why he hasn't done it before now..
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 21, 2012, 04:12:27 AM
So, I'm hoping you may have an answer as I can't find one; why hasn't Leung ventured into Japanese cinema before. It seems he was never really against the idea (as he met Kurosawa years ago and wanted to work with him since). I can only put it down to the sheer volume of work he puts out in Hong Kong/Chinese features and not having a minute to spare, but I'm in no way an authority on the subject and really do wonder why he hasn't done it before now..

It looks like it might not be happening even now, with the tensions between China and Japan pretty high over those islands Leung has been getting some heavy criticism since announcing he was doing the Japanese film.  His missus just announced he is putting it on hold indefinitely.

As to why not previously, maybe a language issue. The film he was going to make was going to be in Cantonese (even though its a Japanese production).  Think that, plus the fact he has always been so high in demand hasnt helped.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 23, 2012, 09:44:39 PM
The Raid out on dvd on Monday for anyone interested who didn't take my incessant calls to go see it.

If you haven't, buy / rent / download the movie. You can buy me a Stella as thanks.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on September 23, 2012, 09:57:37 PM
Decided to start my Coen brothers complete viewing today.  Instead of chronological I'm watching the ones I haven't seen first then watching the rest in chronological order.  The ones i havent seen are: Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Intolerable Cruelty, The Ladykillers and A Serious Man

Just watched Barton Fink...fucking madness but boss.  Anyone seen it? John Turturro and John Goodman are both class

yeah one of my favourite coen films barton fink
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on September 23, 2012, 10:50:26 PM
yeah one of my favourite coen films barton fink

U think Turturro has just imagined up Pretty much everything in it?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 24, 2012, 12:02:21 AM
BTW Stealth, you know they arent "brothers" anymore? Kinda weird...
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on September 24, 2012, 12:23:15 AM
BTW Stealth, you know they arent "brothers" anymore? Kinda weird...

Whats all that about?!have they revealed they arent actually brothers or something?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on September 24, 2012, 01:02:55 AM
Whats all that about?!have they revealed they arent actually brothers or something?

Nah. One of them had a sex change I think.

Completely forgot about Ip Man 1 & 2 the other night, but hopefully Film4 will show them again in the coming days. Set the box for Groundhog Day before though so I'll just watch that tomorrow instead.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on September 24, 2012, 01:20:45 AM
Wasnt that the wachowskis?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on September 24, 2012, 01:58:12 AM
Yeah. Dunno how I got 'em mixed up!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on September 24, 2012, 02:00:57 AM
Yeah. Dunno how I got 'em mixed up!

I wonder if nomadski also made that mistake!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 24, 2012, 08:57:04 PM
Mybad on the whole Hollywood brothers mixup. Was indeed thinking of the Wachowski's.

Coen's are wonderfully weird enough without sex changes coming in and blowing our minds.
Title: Movie Insults
Post by: sharpattack on September 25, 2012, 02:05:13 AM
Just saw this. Great stuff!

The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSEYXWmEse8&feature=related#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 25, 2012, 09:13:13 PM
Just saw this. Great stuff!

The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSEYXWmEse8&feature=related#ws)

Surprised it didn't have another Paul Gleason (teacher in Breakfast Club) moment in Trading Places when he's on the phone and someone wants to use it, he turns and gives the most understated yet brilliant "fuck off" in movie history.

Fuck Off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRi0FT8uYMY#)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on September 27, 2012, 02:43:03 PM
just watched " sound of my voice" v good film :-) 8/10
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on September 28, 2012, 02:30:08 AM
I never realised just how confused Bruce Willis was..

http://www.nextmovie.com/video/watch/mgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Anextmovie.com%3A838831 (http://www.nextmovie.com/video/watch/mgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Anextmovie.com%3A838831)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 28, 2012, 04:52:01 AM
Feel.The.Need.To.Watch.12.Mon keys.Again.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on September 29, 2012, 12:04:34 AM
Went to see Killing Them Softly last night, not as good as I hoped, at times it felt too dialogue heavy and seemed desperate to make a political statement.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Risky on September 29, 2012, 12:14:06 AM
Watched Dazed & Confused for the first time in a couple of years last night.  I'd forgotten quite how amazing it is, and that soundtrack :hail:
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on September 29, 2012, 01:02:53 AM
If anyone remotedly posts spoilers about Looper on here before I see it next week I'll take you to the cleaners.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on September 29, 2012, 01:07:28 AM
I will see it 20 years ago.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on September 29, 2012, 01:24:44 AM
If anyone remotedly posts spoilers about Looper on here before I see it next week I'll take you to the cleaners.

The twist is that joseph gordon levitt is actually bruce willis' son, not him.  The book is great hope the film does it justice
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 30, 2012, 03:02:42 AM
Came across a slightly older gem I'd forgotten about today, totally worth checking out who likes their comedy very black, and their horror very gory.

Ravenous. (1999)

Great cast Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeffrey Jones (Ferris Beuller), David Arquette, Jeremy Davies (Lost) John Spencer (West Wing) and Neal McDonaugh (Minority Report).

Original story, a remote US Army fort is home to people all running away from something. Guy Pearce is given a backhanded promotion to the fort and all is well until Carlyle turns up half dead and tells a story of his party which succumbed to a cannibalist monster.  A party is hastily set up and off they go. Shenanigans happen.

Really unique in style, characters and music, without being arthouse or anything, it sticks to you like glue for days after seeing it.

WARNING: Dont watch the trailer on youtube, gives plenty away that should come with the experience of watching the film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on September 30, 2012, 03:09:25 AM
I watched taken again the other night, forgot how much in enjoyed that film.

Also family guy have done a rip off version of it.

Family Guy ~ Taken (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ3_gfgiNz8#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on September 30, 2012, 03:12:04 AM
Came across a slightly older gem I'd forgotten about today, totally worth checking out who likes their comedy very black, and their horror very gory.

Ravenous. (1999)

Great cast Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeffrey Jones (Ferris Beuller), David Arquette, Jeremy Davies (Lost) John Spencer (West Wing) and Neal McDonaugh (Minority Report).

Original story, a remote US Army fort is home to people all running away from something. Guy Pearce is given a backhanded promotion to the fort and all is well until Carlyle turns up half dead and tells a story of his party which succumbed to a cannibalist monster.  A party is hastily set up and off they go. Shenanigans happen.

Really unique in style, characters and music, without being arthouse or anything, it sticks to you like glue for days after seeing it.

WARNING: Dont watch the trailer on youtube, gives plenty away that should come with the experience of watching the film.

I rented this years ago when i worked in blockbuster, great film!I'm sure my mate who is a massive blur fan made me watch it as Damon Albarn had something to do with the soundtrack
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 30, 2012, 03:14:58 AM
I rented this years ago when i worked in blockbuster, great film!I'm sure my mate who is a massive blur fan made me watch it as Damon Albarn had something to do with the soundtrack

Yep the soundtrack was him and Michael Nyman.  The soundtrack is completely out there but fits the film, and really glues it all together, gives it that "we are in a strange place and anything can happen" feeling.

One of those films like Momento that can pass you by very easily, but shouldn't be missed by anyone.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on September 30, 2012, 03:18:06 AM
Yep the soundtrack was him and Michael Nyman.  The soundtrack is completely out there but fits the film, and really glues it all together, gives it that "we are in a strange place and anything can happen" feeling.

One of those films like Momento that can pass you by very easily, but shouldn't be missed by anyone.

yeah really liked it, boss twist if i remember correctly.  that guy from ferris bueller is a legend!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on September 30, 2012, 03:27:20 AM
yeah really liked it, boss twist if i remember correctly.  that guy from ferris bueller is a legend!

Theres a few moments that change the story you think your watching into something else. Thats why I mentioned not watching the trailer, its like it was made with the sole purpose of trolling anyone who likes to be surprised by movies when they watch them.

Jeffrey Jones has a brilliant sense of timing with comedy and a screen personality that makes it very easy to just laugh at him. There really isnt a bad performance in the whole film, and since most have gotten bigger since the film its like a who's who ensemble piece.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on October 01, 2012, 12:12:38 AM
Really enjoyed Looper, top film with some top performances and not at all what I was expecting. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on October 21, 2012, 02:42:38 AM
Moonrise Kingdom is a delightful little film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on October 21, 2012, 02:44:00 AM
Moonrise Kingdom is a delightful little film.

im looking forward to seeing this
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on October 21, 2012, 06:05:24 AM
Watched Walk the Line for the second time in two weeks last night. Really good movie and great performance by Pheonix. Need to download me some Johnny Cash songs now.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on October 23, 2012, 09:02:01 PM
im probably the only person who thought looper was rubbish. cant believe how good the reviews are for it!the kid made it totally ridiculous for me

started off pretty well and the premise of it was good but it almost seemed as if they didnt know where the film was going.

my brother in law pretty much told me it was the best film of the last 10 years so maybe I had hyped it up too much

edit:actually rubbish is harsh, just not as good as id hoped. 7/10 from me....abuse awaits me!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on October 24, 2012, 04:06:58 AM
Actually, it didn't blow my mind either. Very good, not the 5 star movie I was led to believe.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on October 24, 2012, 10:38:37 AM
I am totally disillusioned.

Discovered the other night that the missus and her mother (who was coming over for dinner) have both not seen The Usual Suspects. Went out to 4 shops before found a copy, assuring them it was a mandatory film to see.

They said they didn't get it and they didn't like it.

WTF?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on October 24, 2012, 02:21:00 PM
Watched Walk the Line for the second time in two weeks last night. Really good movie and great performance by Pheonix. Need to download me some Johnny Cash songs now.

Your life will never be the same again  :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 24, 2012, 09:02:44 PM
I am totally disillusioned.

Discovered the other night that the missus and her mother (who was coming over for dinner) have both not seen The Usual Suspects. Went out to 4 shops before found a copy, assuring them it was a mandatory film to see.

They said they didn't get it and they didn't like it.

WTF?

Best spoiler I ever read was from the usual suspects. I won't divulge all the info, but I'll give you the gist.....

"Kevin Spacey plays K***** S*** " , and so forth.

I mean, what the fuck  :bonk:
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 24, 2012, 09:03:09 PM
Watched The Spongers for the first time today. Heavy.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on October 24, 2012, 11:57:32 PM
Heavy is good sometimes.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on October 25, 2012, 12:14:17 AM
Heavy is good sometimes.

I agree with you on this but my doctor doesn't.   :bonk:
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on October 25, 2012, 12:16:16 AM
i liked looper!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: keverton1971 on October 25, 2012, 12:17:16 AM
excited about javier bardem being the new bond bady! :-)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on October 25, 2012, 12:18:26 AM
Cool! I hadn't heard that.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on October 25, 2012, 04:15:13 AM
The new Bond movie looks pretty good. Think it opens this week here.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 25, 2012, 04:25:48 AM
Heavy is good sometimes.

I'm watching (well, what I can get hold of) the works of Jim Allen. The man was a genius. Didn't get the credit he deserved, and still to this day doesn't. There's a bit knocking about the internet here and there, I really recommend a watch.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on October 25, 2012, 04:28:09 AM
Craig, goodbye and good luck, worth a watch?

Looks like my kind of shit
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 25, 2012, 07:40:23 PM
Sounds really good. Get back to us on how it was.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on October 28, 2012, 05:13:59 AM
I am totally disillusioned.

Discovered the other night that the missus and her mother (who was coming over for dinner) have both not seen The Usual Suspects. Went out to 4 shops before found a copy, assuring them it was a mandatory film to see.

They said they didn't get it and they didn't like it.

WTF?

Give them a copy of Twilight next time. One of the best films ever made obviously went over their heads!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: evertonjoe on October 28, 2012, 05:52:52 AM
Saw Looper today, absolutely loved it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: ilikebrunettes on October 28, 2012, 02:14:24 PM
The new Bond movie looks pretty good. Think it opens this week here.

watched it last night. Utter let down IMO. Thought it was pretty shit. Nothing really happens in it
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 28, 2012, 02:26:50 PM
Must be true, it's not like ILB to go against popular opinion just for the attention.

(http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy303/craigeverton/paulie3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: ilikebrunettes on October 28, 2012, 02:30:31 PM
Must be true, it's not like ILB to go against popular opinion just for the attention.

(http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy303/craigeverton/paulie3-1.jpg)

just watch it. I absoluelty love Bond Films. But nothing happens. The story line and bad guy are just meh
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 28, 2012, 02:50:11 PM
just watch it. I absoluelty love Bond Films. But nothing happens. The story line and bad guy are just meh

I will be watching it, probably on Tuesday though. I tend not to read reviews but from the little snippets I've read here and there it seems a couple have called it "simple", which on another day may be thought of as nothing happening. But I couldn't possibly comment on it myself.

I'm a Bond fan too, apart from anything between Golden Eye and Casino Royale. That late 90's-early 00's bunch of turkeys almost killed the franchise. I'm well up for this Mendes version, he brings drama really well. But it's pointless me commenting on Skyfall from only seeing a few snippets of info online.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on October 28, 2012, 03:39:11 PM
Thought they lost the plot with Quantum of Solace.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on October 29, 2012, 12:27:17 AM
watched i'm still here the other night, loved it. fascinating.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on October 29, 2012, 12:43:47 AM
I hope I'm still here in 48 hours time!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on October 29, 2012, 02:37:44 AM
It's great. Really good.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on October 30, 2012, 05:56:25 AM
Loved skyfall, great villain and great storyline.  Best bond possibly ever

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Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GLewis on October 30, 2012, 04:19:21 PM
Loved skyfall, great villain and great storyline.  Best bond possibly ever

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using Tapatalk 2

Not sure it's the best ever (still like the oldest ones best!) but I did think that it was fantastic.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on October 30, 2012, 04:21:01 PM
Going to see Bond tomorrow can't wait! Love a bit of Bond!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on October 30, 2012, 04:32:14 PM
Why can't he even say his own name?

You don't get me going around saying "The name's 'celli.... Todda, celli."
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on October 30, 2012, 04:44:20 PM
Not sure it's the best ever (still like the oldest ones best!) but I did think that it was fantastic.

It's hard to compare like to films like goldfinger, so different now.

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Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on October 30, 2012, 05:37:00 PM
Why can't he even say his own name?

You don't get me going around saying "The name's 'celli.... Todda, celli."
Craig, Daniel, Craig didn't get any qualifications, maybe that's why?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GLewis on October 30, 2012, 06:20:17 PM
Why can't he even say his own name?

You don't get me going around saying "The name's 'celli.... Todda, celli."

Didn't people use their surnames a lot more in the "old" days?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GLewis on October 30, 2012, 06:23:34 PM
It's hard to compare like to films like goldfinger, so different now.

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using Tapatalk 2

Yeah that's true.

This one probably stands up as a film in its own right without having to be a "Bond" film as well to be fair.

As I said, I did think that it was fantastic.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on October 31, 2012, 05:28:51 AM
George Lucas has sold Star Wars rights to Disney for over 4 billion and they are promptly making a seventh Star Wars film.  I fucking despair. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on October 31, 2012, 05:35:53 AM
Disney are the fucking anti-christ of the film world
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on October 31, 2012, 05:40:42 AM
Just finished watching MoneyBall, thought it was a great film. Well worth the £8.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Gash on October 31, 2012, 05:46:45 AM
George Lucas has sold Star Wars rights to Disney for over 4 billion and they are promptly making a seventh Star Wars film.  I fucking despair. 

I'm sure that when the prequel trilogy were starting in the late 90's, Lucas had said he then wanted to make 3 sequels as well, so making a total of 9 Star Wars movies?
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on October 31, 2012, 06:04:22 AM
Yeah 9 star wars movies has been talked about for years.

Disney is fast becoming a monopoly. Quite sad.

Sent from my cell.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: The Analog Kid on October 31, 2012, 06:07:58 AM
Along the same lines, isn't there rumoured to be 7 Spiderman films and a similar amount of Transformer movies?

Also, 6 weeks till The Hobbit!!!  :woohoo:
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: the doc on October 31, 2012, 08:32:25 AM
I'm sure that when the prequel trilogy were starting in the late 90's, Lucas had said he then wanted to make 3 sequels as well, so making a total of 9 Star Wars movies?
There were 9 films in his head when he made the first one  (episode 4) in 1977, 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 31, 2012, 04:07:28 PM
George Lucas has sold Star Wars rights to Disney for over 4 billion and they are promptly making a seventh Star Wars film.  I fucking despair. 

He's sold the studio.

There's noises of a Indiana Jones reboot, not a sequel, but a reboot. I wouldn't put it past them, they need to make back $4.4b.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on October 31, 2012, 06:02:18 PM
They will exploit anything that is bankable. Star Wars and Indiana Jones have the potential to make that money back, if they squeeze the life out of both franchises.

It's almost win, win for them. They can make a trilogy of both franchises and even if they are utter shit, they can reboot both and make even more money.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on October 31, 2012, 06:26:12 PM
Bought Inglourious Basterds for £1 when I was in Poundland before
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GLewis on October 31, 2012, 06:37:42 PM
They will exploit anything that is bankable. Star Wars and Indiana Jones have the potential to make that money back, if they squeeze the life out of both franchises.

It's almost win, win for them. They can make a trilogy of both franchises and even if they are utter shit, they can reboot both and make even more money.

There's obviously scope for continuations of the story (SW) or independent stories (IJ); whether they do them justice is of course another matter.

Not that there isn't a school of thought that their original images have already been damaged by the prequels and the most recent IJ film.

I suppose if you're 10-15 you're not going to be that bothered about films that were made 25 years before you were born being tarnished.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 31, 2012, 06:46:54 PM
It's the monopoly that's more worrying.
Title: A Long Time Ago........
Post by: Brownie on October 31, 2012, 07:15:32 PM
In a meeting room in America. Disney have bought Lucasfilm for £4b and have announced that they are going to do Episodes 7,8 & 9. If anyone can do them justice surely it's Disney. Good storytellers
Title: Disney buys Lucasfilm... Tell me they are not going to ruin Star Wars....
Post by: dangermouse on October 31, 2012, 07:40:28 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20151667 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20151667)

Interesting... but I think someone at the BBC needs shooting for this.....  or maybe at least force him to watch the ORIGINIAL Star Wars

"You do not need to be a Jedi knight to know that Lucas conceived the original Star Wars trilogy - released between 1977 and 1983 - as the central chunk of a nine-movie cycle.

The first film, after all, opened with an expositional text 'crawl' that announces it is 'Episode IV' in a saga and has its own subheading - 'A New Hope'."
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 31, 2012, 08:24:43 PM
They should be cautious with the new material, what kind of story are they going to tell, why are they going to tell it, and WHO will be telling it.

There's no way Vader can return, that story has been told. So where do we jump off at? Hans smuggling story pre Obi-Wan? His relationship with Leia and children post Empire? The level of fandom for Fett is a concern, that could be a lazy spin-off.  

Or, here's an idea, stop rebooting and sequelising everything in sight and use the unbelievable resources at Disney/Pixar/LucasFilm's disposal and make something original?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on October 31, 2012, 08:41:01 PM
They should be cautious with the new material, what kind of story are they going to tell, why are they going to tell it, and WHO will be telling it.

There's no way Vader can return, that story has been told. So where do we jump off at? Hans smuggling story pre Obi-Wan? His relationship with Leia and children post Empire? The level of fandom for Fett is a concern, that could be a lazy spin-off. 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_sequel_trilogy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_sequel_trilogy)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 31, 2012, 08:43:15 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_sequel_trilogy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_sequel_trilogy)

But Lucas has gone. Saying he has a "consulting" position is misleading imo.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on October 31, 2012, 09:07:15 PM
They should be cautious with the new material, what kind of story are they going to tell, why are they going to tell it, and WHO will be telling it.

There's no way Vader can return, that story has been told. So where do we jump off at? Hans smuggling story pre Obi-Wan? His relationship with Leia and children post Empire? The level of fandom for Fett is a concern, that could be a lazy spin-off. 

Or, here's an idea, stop rebooting and sequelising everything in sight and use the unbelievable resources at Disney/Pixar/LucasFilm's disposal and make something original?


Aren't there already books detailing what happens to the characters after Return of the Jedi? I'll have to ask my bro about it because I'm sure there's books about it already.

Just another money spinner for die hard fans who will go and see it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 31, 2012, 09:29:52 PM
Aren't there already books detailing what happens to the characters after Return of the Jedi? I'll have to ask my bro about it because I'm sure there's books about it already.

Just another money spinner for die hard fans who will go and see it.

I was under the impression they fell under the fan fiction bracket. Could be wrong though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on October 31, 2012, 09:34:57 PM
There is a whole, established canon of what happens post-Jedi.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GLewis on October 31, 2012, 10:01:46 PM
I was under the impression they fell under the fan fiction bracket. Could be wrong though.

I can't believe that the films wouldn't have been made if they were "Lucas" books; so you must be right.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 31, 2012, 10:05:11 PM
Yeah it turns out Lucas has already written the next trilogy treatments. I'm glad he had a hand in the story before the handover.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on October 31, 2012, 11:00:53 PM
Really?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 31, 2012, 11:39:05 PM
Really?

Definitely. He wrote all the other stories, the shitter ones are where he had control of the screenplay and directed. You can't dismiss the universe he created.

Side note, my BSG Blu-Ray box set arrived today.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on October 31, 2012, 11:45:03 PM
Had a good idea. Fucked everything else up. Consistently.

BSG the shiznit.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on November 01, 2012, 12:18:54 AM

BSG the shiznit.

This times a thousand
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 01, 2012, 12:28:24 AM
I can't watch it until xmas day. It's a present from the missus.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 01, 2012, 04:32:58 AM
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Burbank, CA and San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2012 – Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas.

Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.

"Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas," said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. "This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney's unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value."

"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney's reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products."

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm, a leader in entertainment, innovation and technology, including its massively popular and "evergreen" Star Wars franchise and its operating businesses in live action film production, consumer products, animation, visual effects, and audio post production. Disney will also acquire the substantial portfolio of cutting-edge entertainment technologies that have kept audiences enthralled for many years. Lucasfilm, headquartered in San Francisco, operates under the names Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound, and the present intent is for Lucasfilm employees to remain in their current locations.

Kathleen Kennedy, current Co-Chairman of Lucasfilm, will become President of Lucasfilm, reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Additionally she will serve as the brand manager for Star Wars, working directly with Disney's global lines of business to build, further integrate, and maximize the value of this global franchise. Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

The acquisition combines two highly compatible family entertainment brands, and strengthens the long-standing beneficial relationship between them that already includes successful integration of Star Wars content into Disney theme parks in Anaheim, Orlando, Paris and Tokyo.

Driven by a tremendously talented creative team, Lucasfilm's legendary Star Wars franchise has flourished for more than 35 years, and offers a virtually limitless universe of characters and stories to drive continued feature film releases and franchise growth over the long term. Star Wars resonates with consumers around the world and creates extensive opportunities for Disney to deliver the content across its diverse portfolio of businesses including movies, television, consumer products, games and theme parks. Star Wars feature films have earned a total of $4.4 billion in global box to date, and continued global demand has made Star Wars one of the world's top product brands, and Lucasfilm a leading product licensor in the United States in 2011. The franchise provides a sustainable source of high quality, branded content with global appeal and is well suited for new business models including digital platforms, putting the acquisition in strong alignment with Disney's strategic priorities for continued long-term growth.

The Lucasfilm acquisition follows Disney's very successful acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel, which demonstrated the company's unique ability to fully develop and expand the financial potential of high quality creative content with compelling characters and storytelling through the application of innovative technology and multiplatform distribution on a truly global basis to create maximum value. Adding Lucasfilm to Disney's portfolio of world class brands significantly enhances the company's ability to serve consumers with a broad variety of the world's highest-quality content and to create additional long-term value for our shareholders.

The Boards of Directors of Disney and Lucasfilm have approved the transaction, which is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, certain non-United States merger control regulations, and other customary closing conditions. The agreement has been approved by the sole shareholder of Lucasfilm.

Note: Additional information and comments from Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, and Jay Rasulo, senior executive vice president and CFO, The Walt Disney Company, regarding Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, are attached.

Investor Conference Call:

An investor conference call will take place at approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT / 1:30 p.m. PDT today, October 30, 2012. To listen to the Webcast, turn your browser to /investors/events or dial in domestically at (888) 771-4371 or internationally at (847) 585-4405. For both dial-in numbers, the participant pass code is 33674546.

The discussion will be available via replay on the Disney Investor Relations website through November 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST/2:00 PM PST.

About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, interactive media, and consumer products. Disney is a Dow 30 company with revenues of over $40 billion in its Fiscal Year 2011.

About Lucasfilm Ltd.

Founded by George Lucas in 1971, Lucasfilm is a privately held, fully-integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production; LucasArts, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide; Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties; Lucasfilm Animation; and Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses. Additionally, Lucasfilm Singapore, produces digital animated content for film and television, as well as visual effects for feature films and multi-platform games. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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Contact:

Zenia Mucha
The Walt Disney Company
818-560-5300

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this communication and the attachments may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements relate to a variety of matters, including but not limited to: the operations of the businesses of Disney and Lucasfilm separately and as a combined entity; the timing and consummation of the proposed merger transaction; the expected benefits of the integration of the two companies; the combined company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical fact. These statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of Disney and Lucasfilm regarding future events and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Neither Disney nor Lucasfilm undertakes any obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Such differences may result from a variety of factors, including but not limited to:

legal or regulatory proceedings or other matters that affect the timing or ability to complete the transactions as contemplated;
the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully;
the possibility of disruption from the merger making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships;
the possibility that the merger does not close, including but not limited to, due to the failure to satisfy the closing conditions;
any actions taken by either of the companies, including but not limited to, restructuring or strategic initiatives (including capital investments or asset acquisitions or dispositions);
developments beyond the companies' control, including but not limited to: changes in domestic or global economic conditions, competitive conditions and consumer preferences; adverse weather conditions or natural disasters; health concerns; international, political or military developments; and technological developments.
Additional factors that may cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements are set forth in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Disney for the year ended October 1, 2011, under the heading "Item 1A—Risk Factors," and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Disney.

 

ROBERT A. IGER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY REMARKS FOR ANALYSTS REGARDING DISNEY'S ACQUISITION OF LUCASFILM LTD., AS PREPARED

As we just announced, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm and its world class portfolio of creative content – including the legendary Star Wars franchise – along with all of its operating businesses, including Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound.

George Lucas is a visionary, an innovator and an epic storyteller – and he's built a company at the intersection of entertainment and technology to bring some of the world's most unforgettable characters and stories to screens across the galaxy. He's entertained, inspired, and defined filmmaking for almost four decades and we're incredibly honored that he has entrusted the future of that legacy to Disney.

Disney has had a great relationship with George that goes back a long way – with Star Wars theme attractions in our parks in Anaheim, Orlando, Paris and Tokyo. This acquisition builds on that foundation and combines two of the strongest family entertainment brands in the world. It makes sense, not just because of our brand compatibility and previous success together, but because Disney respects and understands – better than just about anyone else – the importance of iconic characters and what it takes to protect and leverage them effectively to drive growth and create value.

Lucasfilm fits perfectly with Disney's strategic priorities. It is a sustainable source of branded, high quality creative content with tremendous global appeal that will benefit all of Disney's business units and is incredibly well suited for new business models, including digital platforms. Adding the Lucasfilm IP to our existing Disney, Pixar and Marvel IP clearly enhances our ability to serve consumers, strengthening our competitive position -- and we are confident we can earn a return on invested capital well in excess of our cost of capital.

Star Wars in particular is a strong global brand, and one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with hundreds of millions of fans around the globe. Its universe of more than 17,000 characters inhabiting several thousand planets spanning 20,000 years offers infinite inspiration and opportunities – and we're already moving forward with plans to continue the epic Star Wars saga.

The last Star Wars movie release was 2005's Revenge of the Sith – and we believe there's substantial pent up demand. In 2015, we're planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 – the first feature film under the "Disney-Lucasfilm" brand. That will be followed by Episodes 8 and 9 – and our long term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years. We're very happy that George Lucas will be creative consultant on our new Star Wars films and that Kathleen Kennedy, the current Co-Chair of Lucasfilm, will executive produce. George handpicked Kathy earlier this year to lead Lucasfilm into the future. She'll join Disney as President of Lucasfilm, reporting into Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn and integrating and building the Star Wars franchise across our company.

Our successful acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel prove Disney's unique ability to grow brands and expand high-quality creative content to its fullest franchise potential and maximum value.

We've leveraged Pixar's terrific characters and stories into franchises across our company – from feature films to consumer products online games, major attractions in our theme parks, and more.

The 2006 Pixar acquisition delivered more than great Pixar content -- it also delivered the means to energize and revitalize the creative engine at Walt Disney Animation – which was crucial to our long term success. Animation is the heart and soul of Disney and our successful creative resurgence will be on full display this weekend when Wreck-It-Ralph opens in theaters across the country.

Our acquisition of Marvel three years later combined Marvel's strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters with Disney's creative skills, unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties, and an integrated business structure that maximizes the value of creative content across multiple platforms and territories. Our first two Marvel films – Thor and Captain America grossed a total of more than $800 million at the box office. This year, Marvel's The Avengers grossed more than $1.5 billion to become the world's third highest grossing movie of all time – and an important and lucrative franchise for us.

We're looking forward to a robust slate of new Marvel movies – starting with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World next year, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014. And, as we announced previously, Joss Whedon is writing and directing Avengers 2 and developing a Marvel-based series for ABC.

Pixar and Marvel both fit our criteria for strategic acquisitions – they add great IP that benefits multiple Disney businesses for years to come, and continue to create value well in excess of their purchase price. The acquisition of Lucasfilm is in keeping with this proven strategy for success and we expect it to create similar opportunity for Disney to drive long-term value for our shareholders.

We're clearly excited about this move forward. We believe we can do great things with these amazing assets….we have a proven track record of maximizing the value of our strategic acquisitions…. and we're poised to do the same with this one.

 

JAY RASULO, SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CFO, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY REMARKS FOR ANALYSTS REGARDING DISNEY'S ACQUISITION OF LUCASFILM LTD., AS PREPARED

Lucasfilm, and more specifically the Star Wars franchise, fits perfectly within the Disney portfolio of intellectual properties and the strategic and financial implications of this acquisition are compelling. Our team has spent a tremendous amount of time evaluating this deal and we have concluded we are uniquely positioned to maximize the value of Lucasfilm's IP in a manner that can generate substantial value for our shareholders above and beyond the purchase price.

In this transaction we will acquire rights to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, a highly talented and expert team, Lucasfilm's best-in-class post production businesses, Industrial Light and Magic and Skywalker Sound, and a suite of cutting edge entertainment technologies. Our valuation focused almost entirely on the financial potential of the Star Wars franchise, which we expect to provide us with a stream of storytelling opportunities for years to come delivered via all relevant platforms on a global basis.

There are a number of ways our company will derive value from Lucasfilm's intellectual property—some of which can be realized immediately while others will accrue to us over time. George and his team have built Star Wars into one of the most successful and enduring family entertainment franchises in history, as well as one of the best selling licensed character merchandise brands in the U.S. and around the world. However, we believe there is great opportunity to further expand the consumer products business. Today, Star Wars is heavily skewed toward toys and North America. We see great opportunity domestically to extend the breadth and depth of the Star Wars franchise into other categories. We also plan to leverage Disney's global consumer products organization to grow the Star Wars consumer products business internationally.

Let me note that in 2012 Lucasfilm's consumer products business is expected to generate total licensing revenue that is comparable to the roughly $215 million in consumer products revenue Marvel generated in 2009, the year in which we announced our acquisition. With renewed film releases, and the support we can give the Star Wars property on our Disney-branded TV channels, we expect that business to grow substantially and profitably for many years to come.

We also expect to create significant value in the film business. We plan to release the first new Star Wars film in 2015, and then plan to release one film every two to three years. These films will be released and distributed as part of our target slate of 8-10 live-action films per year, and will augment Disney's already strong creative pipeline for many years to come. Lucasfilm has not released a Star Wars film since Revenge of the Sith in 2005. However, adjusted for inflation, as well as growth in both international box office and 3D, we estimate the three most recent Star Wars films would have averaged about $1.5 billion in global box office in today's dollars. This speaks to the franchise's strength, global appeal and the great opportunity we have in the film business.

We also expect to utilize Star Wars in other businesses including Parks & Resorts, in games and in our television business. These initiatives were also considered in our valuation.

Under the terms of the agreement, Disney will buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, consisting of approximately fifty percent cash and fifty percent in Disney stock. Based on Friday's closing price of Disney stock, we expect to issue approximately 40 million Disney shares in this transaction. We continue to believe our shares are attractively priced at current levels and therefore, we currently intend to repurchase all of the shares issued within the next two years-- and that's in addition to what we planned to repurchase in the absence of the transaction.

Our valuation of Lucasfilm is roughly comparable to the value we placed on Marvel when we announced that acquisition in 2009. Our Lucasfilm valuation is almost entirely driven by the Star Wars franchise, so any success from other franchises would provide upside to our base case. I realize it may be a challenge for you to quantify our opportunity given the limited amount of publicly available information. But to give you some perspective on the size of the Lucasfilm business-- in 2005, the year in which the most recent Star Wars film was released, Lucasfilm generated $550 million in operating income. We've taken a conservative approach in our valuation assumptions, including continued erosion of the home entertainment market, and we expect this acquisition to create value for our shareholders.

In terms of the impact on our financials, we expect the acquisition to be dilutive to our EPS by low single digit percentage points in fiscal 2013 and 2014 and become accretive to EPS in 2015.

Our capital allocation philosophy has been consistent since Bob took over as CEO. In addition to returning capital to shareholders, we have invested, both organically and through acquisitions, in high quality, branded content that can be seamlessly leveraged across our businesses. Our acquisition of Lucasfilm is entirely consistent with this strategy, and we're incredibly excited by the prospect of building on Lucasfilm's successful legacy to create significant value for our shareholders.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 01, 2012, 04:50:32 AM
This must have been on the cards a while because there's loads of star wars stuff at Disney.

Sent from my cell.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: evertonjoe on November 01, 2012, 06:30:27 AM
Just back from Skyfall, thoroughly enjoyable.

Top work from Bardem.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on November 01, 2012, 10:12:23 AM
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4572/mickeywars.jpg)

Although this picture makes me feel like its raping my childhood, I can't help but think its just doing sloppy seconds.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 01, 2012, 03:07:19 PM
Holy balls.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on November 01, 2012, 08:41:51 PM
Skyfall was Brilliant!
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on November 01, 2012, 11:04:43 PM
Lucas already sold out when he did the Phantom Menace, now it's just official.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 02, 2012, 12:03:33 AM
Lucas is to donate the majority of the $4b to charity, mainly to be pumped into education.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 02, 2012, 12:54:26 AM
Good on him.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on November 02, 2012, 01:06:38 AM
Going the cinema tonight. I really wanna see Skyfall but the missus is demanding Taken 2, despite the fact that everyone has told her its rubbish!Also I'm paying, really should be my choice!...shit im under the thumb arent i?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on November 02, 2012, 01:07:19 AM
Lucas is to donate the majority of the $4b to charity, mainly to be pumped into education.

And billy liar continues to say there are no billionaire buyers out there!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 02, 2012, 01:27:56 AM
Lucas isn't a buyer though, is he?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on November 02, 2012, 04:15:04 AM
Lucas isn't a buyer though, is he?

The Everton Disney Toffees Football Disney Club
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thornton_19 on November 02, 2012, 04:16:58 AM
The Everton Disney Toffees Football Disney Club

Yeah but at least we could come out to the imperial march.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sir Stealth on November 02, 2012, 05:15:13 AM
Taken 2 wasnt on in the end so i got my wish and saw Bond.fucking boss!badly wanna go to shanghai now
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 02, 2012, 04:37:25 PM
Someone has been doing a little detective work and it seems that Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird are already set-up as the writer/director team for Star Wars Episode 7. I'll root out the link at some point today.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on November 02, 2012, 08:31:11 PM
Taken 2 wasnt on in the end so i got my wish and saw Bond.fucking boss!badly wanna go to shanghai now

Ha I would love it as well mate. Some fucking city that. 

Oh and has this been the year of the Blockbuster or what?  So many top notch big budget films and still The Hobbit and Wreck It Ralph to come.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 02, 2012, 08:44:56 PM
2015 will be the year of the sequels; The Avengers 2, Justice League (franchise), Avatar 2, I-Robot 2, Star Wars ep.VII, Hunger Games,
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: sharpattack on November 02, 2012, 08:50:29 PM
2015 will be the year of the sequels; The Avengers 2, Justice League (franchise), Avatar 2, I-Robot 2, Star Wars ep.VII, Hunger Games,
What a profoundly depressing thought.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 02, 2012, 10:32:43 PM
What a profoundly depressing thought.

Now Disney own 3 of the "big" studios, expect sequels, prequels and re-boots galore.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on November 02, 2012, 11:29:13 PM
To be fair though out of those you listed only Avatar 2 and Star Wars will be potentially awful.  The rest should be at lease worth the sequel.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Jimmywhack on November 02, 2012, 11:35:25 PM
To be fair though out of those you listed only Avatar 2 and Star Wars will be potentially awful.  The rest should be at lease worth the sequel.

I robot?

Sent via carrier pigeon
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 02, 2012, 11:51:10 PM
To be fair though out of those you listed only Avatar 2 and Star Wars will be potentially awful.  The rest should be at lease worth the sequel.

If any of them are good I'll be happy enough. There is a huge lack of original works being taken on by the big boys, though.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 02, 2012, 11:54:44 PM
Original = potential disaster unfortunately.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on November 02, 2012, 11:57:00 PM
Out of the tope ten films each week, at least 7 of them will be adaptations of some sort.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 02, 2012, 11:57:20 PM
Original = potential disaster unfortunately.

True. Fits nicely with;

Pre/sequel = cash cow.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on November 03, 2012, 12:08:48 AM
2015 will be the year of the sequels; The Avengers 2, Justice League (franchise), Avatar 2, I-Robot 2, Star Wars ep.VII, Hunger Games,

Wut.

To be fair, The Avengers has a ton of work that can be used to make another good film, Justice League could be good as well. All the others listed though... meh.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 03, 2012, 12:17:29 AM
There's only one movie that's interesting me at the moment and that's Lincoln starring Daniel Day Lewis. Hope it's as good as it looks.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on November 03, 2012, 12:30:50 AM
I robot?

Sent via carrier pigeon

First one a decent action flick, second will be same.  Nothing earth shattering but fine.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 03, 2012, 12:37:16 AM
Are there any more Philip K Dick books to extract a decent movie from?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on November 03, 2012, 04:33:54 AM
Are there any more Philip K Dick books to extract a decent movie from?

Most of the films are based on his short stories aren't they? From what I recall, not many of them bare much relation to the original source.

Im sure there are a few more that can be used for "inspiration".
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on November 03, 2012, 04:38:40 AM
I was at a writing event and one of the guest speakers explained how short stories make better film adaptations as it is easier to get all the important bits across in an hour and a half compared to an epic novel.
So obvious when you think about it!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on November 03, 2012, 04:42:04 AM
I was at a writing event and one of the guest speakers explained how short stories make better film adaptations as it is easier to get all the important bits across in an hour and a half compared to an epic novel.
So obvious when you think about it!

Good point.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 03, 2012, 04:23:19 PM
I can think of loads of short books that transferred well to the silver screen:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Green Mile
Shawshank
Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe

to name but a few.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: evertonjoe on November 03, 2012, 04:42:01 PM
I can think of loads of short books that transferred well to the silver screen:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Green Mile
Shawshank
Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe

to name but a few.



Green Mile isn't really that short a book.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 03, 2012, 04:46:15 PM
I stand corrected, I always thought it was a short novella.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: brap2 on November 03, 2012, 05:44:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0x9HtYgVqA

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on November 03, 2012, 05:48:22 PM
I can think of loads of short books that transferred well to the silver screen:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Green Mile
Shawshank
Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe

to name but a few.



I wasnt saying basing movies on short stories was a bad thing, just that most movies based on short stories of PKD bared little relation to the actual story.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 03, 2012, 06:14:35 PM
I know, but as you say they do transfer over well because it can follow the original story tighter.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 04, 2012, 04:24:00 AM
Just wanna pop back in and say Skyfall sits alongside TDKR as the best major releases this year. Absolutely brilliant film making.

Deakin and Baird deserve their credit too. It's one of the most beautiful blockbusters you'll ever see, and the editing is so sharp.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 04, 2012, 06:18:27 AM
Going to see Skyfall on Thursday with the bro in law.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 04, 2012, 03:08:33 PM
Saw it last night. It's still processing. Roger Deakins' has got shooting on digital looking as good as anything he's done before. Lush with colour and texture, it was fantastic. His digital Dp'ing for In Time was very good too, if a little repetitive throughout, but I think he really knows his way around the tech now.

I really like the direction this one took, and Bardem had that twisted anarchy of Ledgers joker down to a tee.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: sharpattack on November 04, 2012, 03:45:36 PM
The train crash in Skyfall was one of the most amateurish I have seen on film.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on November 04, 2012, 08:40:23 PM
The train crash in Skyfall was one of the most amateurish I have seen on film.

I love you Sharpy! You must live by Nils Satis Nisi Optimum!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 05, 2012, 04:49:12 AM
Saw it last night. It's still processing. Roger Deakins' has got shooting on digital looking as good as anything he's done before. Lush with colour and texture, it was fantastic. His digital Dp'ing for In Time was very good too, if a little repetitive throughout, but I think he really knows his way around the tech now.

I really like the direction this one took, and Bardem had that twisted anarchy of Ledgers joker down to a tee.

It is essentially TDK with Bond instead of Batman.
Title: World War Z
Post by: Sres on November 09, 2012, 09:30:55 PM
Swarming Zombie's + Brad pits hair...

World War Z Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Brad Pitt Movie HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md6Dvxdr0AQ#ws)
Title: Re: World War Z
Post by: blob on November 09, 2012, 09:35:18 PM
looks like some great special effects, but zombies? again? really?
Title: Re: World War Z
Post by: blargins on November 09, 2012, 09:35:24 PM
I'm beginning to think that in the event of an apocalypse, the best person to be is a top Hollywood actor. They always survive.
Title: Re: World War Z
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 09, 2012, 09:40:17 PM
Went through a load of re-writes and various production problems, and apparently Pitt and the director weren't on speaking terms for the back end of the shoot. Sceptical.
Title: Re: World War Z
Post by: Thom on November 09, 2012, 10:00:47 PM
I don't know why they've deviated from the book. I was much more interested in seeing the protagonist going around the globe and interviewing people, and whilst being interviewed we could see flashbacks of the apocalypse happening.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Sres on November 09, 2012, 10:04:02 PM
Good spot, sorry forgot this should have gone in the movies thread :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: marky v on November 10, 2012, 02:39:04 AM
2015 will be the year of the sequels; The Avengers 2, Justice League (franchise), Avatar 2, I-Robot 2, Star Wars ep.VII, Hunger Games,

Justice League will be awful,




Enjoyed Bond, i think the GQ Magazine crowd are the ones hyping it as the best Bond ever, for a film delayed due to financial issues i didn't find the script very strong, typical Bond though great locations, nice looking women and a few decent fights.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on November 17, 2012, 03:32:25 AM
Watched 50/50 and Easy Rider recently

Loved 50/50, and Easy rider was good, not as good as I expected tho.

Ohhhhh and Howard the Duck, classic
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 17, 2012, 03:54:28 AM
Going to see Skyfall tonight, after hibachi dinner :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Risky on November 17, 2012, 03:56:30 AM
Fuck sake, watching Children in Need rather than Troll Hunter which I picked up on BlueRay about a month ago.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GLewis on November 17, 2012, 04:00:35 AM
Going to see Skyfall tonight, after hibachi dinner :)

What's hibachi?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 17, 2012, 04:11:10 AM
(http://www.koto-ny.com/8.30%20020-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: GLewis on November 17, 2012, 04:14:53 AM
Ah right; yeah I like that kind of stuff.

Sounds like a good evening in store!
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 17, 2012, 04:26:40 AM
Looking forward to the Bond movie.  My brother in law is a big fan. I've never seen one at the theatre before.

Sent from my cell.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 17, 2012, 04:38:26 PM
Really enjoyed it. Best Craig Bond movie that's for sure. Nice to have some humour back in it. The villain was good too, although he died real easy this time.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 17, 2012, 05:05:00 PM
Yeah, but they worked it well. The two rats left thing set it up nicely for him to go that way.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 17, 2012, 05:21:21 PM
I had to go out and pee several through the movie. Did they explain how he came back from being shot by Moneypenny?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blob on November 17, 2012, 06:14:14 PM
spoiler alerts galore here  shakeyheadman
Title: Re: World War Z
Post by: brap2 on November 17, 2012, 08:23:48 PM
looks like some great special effects, but zombies? again? really?

the source material was always going to get made into a movie, cant remove the zedheads
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on November 17, 2012, 08:40:41 PM
Talking about zombie flicks.  Warm bodies is an interesting one for 2013.  A zombie romance. 
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 17, 2012, 08:45:15 PM
I don't know if Bond movies are really being aimed at the Americans, but I noticed a hell of a lot of buggers and bloody hells in the movie. Very stereotypical.

I think I also heard Dame Judy say fuck too.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 18, 2012, 03:26:15 AM
Watched PTA's The Master today. Fuck me.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 18, 2012, 05:18:59 PM
Watched 50/50 and Easy Rider recently

Loved 50/50, and Easy rider was good, not as good as I expected tho.

Ohhhhh and Howard the Duck, classic

(http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy303/craigeverton/gtfo_RE_We_dont_say_ampquotGermanampquot_in_America-s320x319-117211.jpg)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 18, 2012, 05:23:14 PM
I had to go out and pee several through the movie. Did they explain how he came back from being shot by Moneypenny?

Well, he drags himself out of the river and goes off the grid to recover/drink a lot of booze.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on November 18, 2012, 07:54:51 PM
(http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy303/craigeverton/gtfo_RE_We_dont_say_ampquotGermanampquot_in_America-s320x319-117211.jpg)

Haha, from what I read about it I expected some epic drug movie, it basically just plodded along, it was good like just not as good as expected. Considering how much it cost to make tho you can see why its such an influential movie
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: evertonjoe on November 18, 2012, 08:17:35 PM
Off to watch Argo today and The Master tomorrow.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 18, 2012, 09:03:23 PM
Haha, from what I read about it I expected some epic drug movie, it basically just plodded along, it was good like just not as good as expected. Considering how much it cost to make tho you can see why its such an influential movie

Plus the fact it pulled Hollywood out of the dark ages. It's a very important film in contemporary US cinema, it allowed for the break-up of the "classical era" and it's bullshit ideology.

Young filmmakers came to the fore making Easy Rider and Bonnie and Clyde, saving the industry which was dying on its feet with TV and suburbanisation by introducing a new wave of filmmaking influenced by European and Asian cinema. It also helped pave the way for the likes of Scorsese, Coppola, Kubrick and Malick etc. to produce films with a large amount of creative control. Without that small period of filmmaking god knows where it would be.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on November 18, 2012, 10:33:03 PM
Well, he drags himself out of the river and goes off the grid to recover/drink a lot of booze.

Conveniently forgetting the all important mission he was on. Goes on a two month bender before sobering up in a bar with a big 'hang on, wasn't I supposed to be doing something moment...' .

Can't believe this film has got the praise it has. It's awful. Plot holes galore and resorts to sub Spooks dramatics to end.

If the decide to do another Bond, they should bring Fassbender in with Chris Nolan directing or just don't bother.

Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 18, 2012, 10:47:18 PM
Why on earth would Fassbender want to play Bond, and a Christopher Nolan Bond at that? I've never seen a filmmaker with such a warped (or shitty) sense of time and space.

I was also under the impression he got off for a couple of months as a bit of a fuck you to his employers, and to also rest his mangled body (the results of his examinations clear this one up), only having a crisis of conscience when hearing about all the trouble back home.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 18, 2012, 11:04:26 PM
Now shit is getting real. Nolan has his faults, but he's a total pervert.

Skyfall was ace.

/.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: DannyR on November 18, 2012, 11:30:27 PM
Watched that Twilight shit, fucking wank.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: MmmblueBernard on November 18, 2012, 11:52:55 PM
Watched Prometheus on DVD last night. Pretty good. Look forward to the next one.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: School of Science on November 19, 2012, 12:37:58 AM
Has anyone seen the alternative start / end of the Prometheus movie,think they only show them on the Blue-Ray discs.I bought the dvd disc,if possible can you put them on here.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on November 19, 2012, 06:18:18 PM
Watched Super 8 last night.

Enjoyable family film but not quite as good as all the credits on the case would have you believe.

Wasn't expecting it to be a kids movie either. Was still good though, had that feel of Stand By Me/The Explorers about it.

The kid who played the film-maker was good.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 19, 2012, 06:55:45 PM
It was just a little slice of nostalgia, really. I think it worked for American audiences to a much greater extent.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on November 19, 2012, 07:01:07 PM
Difficult to call that Derek, I know obviously American audiences would recognise a bit more in their own lives that perhaps us Brits, but American cinema has such a massive influence over here and makes up so much of what we watch that I felt very nostalgic too - hence the Stand By Me/The Explorers shout.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on November 19, 2012, 08:16:24 PM
Yeah Super 8 is essentially Stand By Me with an Alien in it.  It's a very good film but its not as good as Stand By Me. 
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 19, 2012, 09:27:49 PM
I felt it was closer to the goonies myself.

Sent from my cell.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: sharpattack on November 19, 2012, 09:57:00 PM
Argo.
One of the best films of the year.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bally on November 19, 2012, 10:01:11 PM
Super 8 is fucking shite
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 19, 2012, 10:16:47 PM
Some great posts. :)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 19, 2012, 10:24:54 PM
Super 8 is fucking shite

Not often we see you in here baller, what films do you like? I ever only remember you mentioning one other film saying you didn't care for Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 19, 2012, 10:25:49 PM
Argo.
One of the best films of the year.

I loved it too. Apart from little niggling bits at the end I was completely sucked in throughout.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 19, 2012, 10:28:53 PM
It's important not to put all the success of a picture on the director, but Affleck really seems like he has a gift for it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 19, 2012, 10:33:39 PM
It's important not to put all the success of a picture on the director, but Affleck really seems like he has a gift for it.

He seems a natural. Made up for the bloke, he's had a lot of stick in the past during his early acting career and now people are climbing over each other to get parts in his films.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: chris350 on November 19, 2012, 10:35:22 PM
Watched The Dark Knight Rises last night. Thought it was great, but Bane didn't compare to the Joker from TDK.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: TheRam on November 19, 2012, 11:29:46 PM
It's important not to put all the success of a picture on the director, but Affleck really seems like he has a gift for it.

He's the fucking shit

Gone Baby Gone is just superb, got the Town recorded on me sky plus aswell.

I love his little bits in the Kevin Smith movies aswell
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: evertonjoe on November 19, 2012, 11:32:29 PM
Argo proves to be yet another hit for Afflek, he is one heck of a film maker.

Onto The Master tonight, I'm expecting big things given how good There Will Be Blood and Magnolia were/
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 19, 2012, 11:33:54 PM
Going to see Lincoln on Friday.

Sent from my cell.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 19, 2012, 11:49:46 PM
He's the fucking shit

Gone Baby Gone is just superb, got the Town recorded on me sky plus aswell.

I love his little bits in the Kevin Smith movies aswell

I really enjoy the differing tone and pace in his films. Gone Baby Gone feeds you information when it's ready to present it to you, in the town you know the information before the characters do, and Argo the information is based on historical fact. Each one coaxes you along and then has you by the balls. It really is extraordinary how he's taken to the work like a duck to water.


Going to see Lincoln on Friday.

Sent from my cell.

I read that Lewis was has been talking in character since autumn, and his contact name on the daily call sheet was Abraham Lincoln. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 19, 2012, 11:55:17 PM
He gets into his roles does Lewis.

Wonder how many vampires he kills in this one.

Sent from my cell.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 20, 2012, 02:21:41 AM
It's worth commenting on how absolutely fucking EXCELLENT "The Town" is. It's a "Heat" for this decade. Watch the two back to back for a night of thrills. Loved it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on November 20, 2012, 02:33:06 AM
It's worth commenting on how absolutely fucking EXCELLENT "The Town" is. It's a "Heat" for this decade. Watch the two back to back for a night of thrills. Loved it.

This. 

Thought it was a well crafted film. Actually enjoyed it more than GBG because (and I dont know if it was Casey or the theatre) I struggled to hear anything coming out of Casey's mouth.  Got into a preview of GBG followed by an interview with Ben at the BFI, so may have been the pre release sound that was the issue.

Ugh evertonjoe, don't get me started on There Will Be Blood. I mean, the cast is amazing, the director is a force for greatness.....but that movie....massive meh imo.  I hope The Master is a return to Magnolia and PDL form.

Bit slow to the party but saw Skyfall last week. Very good, up there with Casino Royale for me. Felt more 'Bond' than any previous Craig film, loved the little nods, especially the little so-subtle-not-sure-if-even-a-nod nods.  Film shot beautifully too, music was a step up, and the way it finished at Mi6...love it.

Anyone here use XBMC? Anyone know of any cool add-ons for it?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 20, 2012, 03:09:08 AM
It's in the same vein of There Will Be Blood, but I do love a character study.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on November 20, 2012, 04:22:50 AM
Watching Under Siege.  Just saw an advert for a film called End Of Shift or something. Jake Gyllenhall and the dude out of Shooter in a New York cop film that looks pretty cool. Written by the guy who wrote Training Day.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Lapeno on November 20, 2012, 05:36:30 AM
Watching Under Siege.  Just saw an advert for a film called End Of Shift or something. Jake Gyllenhall and the dude out of Shooter in a New York cop film that looks pretty cool. Written by the guy who wrote Training Day.

End of Watch. Available from some dodgy sites if you are into that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: evertonjoe on November 20, 2012, 06:27:22 AM
Back from The Master, a very opaque movie, but ultimately brilliant.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 20, 2012, 06:38:36 AM
Am watching Blazing Saddles. Forgot I recorded it ages ago.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on November 20, 2012, 07:30:41 AM
Am watching Blazing Saddles. Forgot I recorded it ages ago.

Telegram For Mongo!

Blazing Saddles Fart Scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDVrmSEZEKg&feature=related#ws)

It's in the same vein of There Will Be Blood, but I do love a character study.

Hmm. I enjoy character studies too but the erratic pacing, and a constant sense of foreboding with no payoff narrative wise turned me right off TWBB. My wife even stopped watching it halfway through, and she got through Magnolia! PTA films usually have a natural flow about their storytelling that I just felt was missing from TWBB. Maybe I expected something different to what it was.

"John Dies At The End" looks kind of interesting, made by Mr Phantasm (also behind the absolutely brilliant Bubba Ho-Tep)

John Dies at the End - Official Trailer #2 (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U44uNEAHwVU#ws)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bally on November 20, 2012, 02:38:26 PM
Not often we see you in here baller, what films do you like? I ever only remember you mentioning one other film saying you didn't care for Fantastic Mr. Fox.
I only come in to make sure people are behaving mate, not a big film fan really, I like action films I suppose, things you don't really have to think about, I see the twists before anyone too so I suppose that spoils my enjoyment, I can't help it, even if I try not too, for example shutter island, I knew what was going to happen from the opening scene when Di caprio checks for his smokes on the boat and text my Mrs the storyline and told her not to read it until the end.

 I watch a lot of films looking for enjoyment but not getting it, I may try some of the more obscure ones in here .
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 20, 2012, 11:04:52 PM
Worth doing, mate. If you fancy action I really, really recommend The Raid. It's fantastic.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 22, 2012, 07:08:56 AM
I'm very intrigued by Life of Pi. I want to see it to see how they managed to translate it to film, but I don't want to see it because I don't want it to spoil my memories of the book. Very unique and clever story.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blaggerblue on November 22, 2012, 07:14:29 AM
I'm very intrigued by Life of Pi. I want to see it to see how they managed to translate it to film, but I don't want to see it because I don't want it to spoil my memories of the book. Very unique and clever story.

If this is the book im thinking of, a young man seemingly trapped with animals on a boat? Then im intrigued too. I had no idea it was being made.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 22, 2012, 02:51:44 PM
It looks beautiful, but I shan't watch it.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 22, 2012, 02:56:41 PM
It looks beautiful, but I shan't watch it.

It really does, and neither will I.

My bird is the reader of the relationship and said it's one of the worst books she's read. It became obvious at that point what she was really saying is that we're not going to watch that.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on November 22, 2012, 03:18:07 PM
It's just not my cup of tea. I would consider getting it from Lovefilm on blu-ray just to see how beautiful it looks, but I won't go to the cinema.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on November 22, 2012, 04:39:06 PM
I've had the book a couple of years now and have still not got around to reading it!
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 22, 2012, 05:15:16 PM
It's a good book, might read it again. Makes you think a lot.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on November 24, 2012, 05:11:12 PM
Saw Lincoln last night, was really good. Lewis put in a great performance, and there was a fair bit of humour too. It focuses on the last few months of the civil war and in particular getting the 13th amendment passed.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: NomadskiEFC on November 24, 2012, 11:51:02 PM
I've had the book a couple of years now and have still not got around to reading it!

Free from iTunes 12 Days of Christmas?

Yeah, me too!

Trailer made the film look interesting from a cinematography point of view, unsure of content.

Another film mentioned earlier in the thread, Cloud Atlas, for some reason has a 5 month delay betwen US release and UK release.  It's like 1987 wants it release schedule back.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on November 26, 2012, 07:26:26 AM
Free from iTunes 12 Days of Christmas?

Yeah, me too!


Lol no.

A gift from my sister. An actual book. I am a proper bibliophile. I only have a 3 bedroom house but one of those is totally dedicated to books and I have another 2 floor to ceiling bookcases in one of the other rooms!

Back onto films, watched Pulp Fiction again today. That film just does not age.

I remember the first time I watched it trying to figure out if it was set lo the past or present day and not being able to figure it out.
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Toddacelli on November 27, 2012, 05:41:01 AM
Has anyone seen Seven Psychopaths?

Without any spoilers - is it any good?
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on November 30, 2012, 02:51:17 PM
Fox showing a lot of skin

This Is 40 Exclusive Clip - Megan Fox, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD4d0AbfYYw&feature=player_embedded#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Thom on November 30, 2012, 09:21:00 PM
I really don't know what to make of This Is 40. I love Apatow's stuff but the trailers I've seen for this haven't really got me in the mood to go and see it when it's out.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on December 01, 2012, 08:43:02 AM
Lincoln (2012) Official Full Trailer [HD]: Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis & Joseph Gordon-Levitt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWpMt2-Z-fc#ws)
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Risky on December 06, 2012, 03:52:04 AM
I'm very intrigued by Life of Pi. I want to see it to see how they managed to translate it to film, but I don't want to see it because I don't want it to spoil my memories of the book. Very unique and clever story.

Just saw a trailer for this and was amazed as it's one of my favourite books.  The reviews so far are very good so I'm going to go and watch it.  Even if it's shit it's not going to ruin a great book as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: RE: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Silas on December 06, 2012, 04:58:12 AM
I always lower the highbrow tone but Rise of the Guardians is a top family film

Sent from Four Ecks
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Derek on December 06, 2012, 10:29:04 AM
Nope, I totally agree mate. I saw it and thought it was fantastic.
Title: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 06, 2012, 04:17:45 PM
Looking for B-Movies.

Recently re-watched The Stand and just bought Needful Things for £2. Anyone know of half decent Steven King adaptations that are worth a go. The Stand was decent enough, with some laughable moments, but that's what b-movies are all about.

How about Langoliers, or Riding the Bullet?

Gonna double post this in the book thread.
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Post by: marky v on December 06, 2012, 05:20:40 PM
Watched the dark knight rises on blu ray again last night, loved it again

Looking forward to Alex Cross and gangster squad
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Post by: evertonjoe on December 06, 2012, 05:35:07 PM
Watched The Shining and Chinatown over the last few days.

Couple of great films though I prefer the latter.
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Post by: Sir Stealth on December 06, 2012, 05:39:33 PM
Watched The Shining and Chinatown over the last few days.

Couple of great films though I prefer the latter.

Chinatown is the bomb. Were u doing a Jack Nicholson season?

I sometimes rather geekily do a week where I watch films from the same actor
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Post by: Silas on December 06, 2012, 05:43:28 PM
The Hobbit very soon, stupid excited

Sent from Four Ecks
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Post by: blargins on December 06, 2012, 05:48:21 PM
The Shining was on BBC America last night.
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 06, 2012, 05:58:28 PM
The Hobbit very soon, stupid excited

Sent from Four Ecks


The Liverpool One Odeon has the tech to screen it in the 48fps format too.


There's also nine minuted of the new Star Trek film if you go to the IMAX screening.

Here's the teaser.....

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Official Teaser Trailer (2013) [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XSoIs4wfaeM#ws)
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Post by: Silas on December 06, 2012, 06:14:33 PM
Oh that HAS to be done, love the Star Trek reboot

Sent from Four Ecks
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Post by: blargins on December 06, 2012, 06:48:30 PM
The Star Trek reboot is great, but sad at the same time that it has totally destroyed the original franchise. I mean in the sense that what happened is now all irrelevant because it never happened.
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Post by: Silas on December 06, 2012, 07:45:28 PM
The Star Trek reboot is great, but sad at the same time that it has totally destroyed the original franchise. I mean in the sense that what happened is now all irrelevant because it never happened.

Well yeah that's true but I like that they at least tried to address the past films and did it quite well rather than totally ignoring them.
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Post by: TheRam on December 06, 2012, 08:38:21 PM
Seen seven psychopaths last night, was great
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Post by: Thom on December 06, 2012, 09:14:49 PM
Cumberbatch is going to own Into Darkness.
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Post by: Toddacelli on December 06, 2012, 09:39:56 PM
Seen seven psychopaths last night, was great

I'm looking forward to this!
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Post by: TheRam on December 06, 2012, 09:43:52 PM
I'm looking forward to this!

Its great mate, you seen In Bruges?

If you have then you will love this
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 06, 2012, 10:41:25 PM
Looking for B-Movies.

Recently re-watched The Stand and just bought Needful Things for £2. Anyone know of half decent Steven King adaptations that are worth a go. The Stand was decent enough, with some laughable moments, but that's what b-movies are all about.

How about Langoliers, or Riding the Bullet?

Gonna double post this in the book thread.

This might be a bit TOO B movie but have you ever seen CATS EYE? A film with 3 seperate stories linked by a cat, the first two stories based on Stephen King short stories, the third an original piece written by Stephen King for the film.

Its a surprisingly enjoyable movie, one I watched numerous times in my youth, although been a while since I last saw it so unsure how much nostalgia clouds my judgement on its quality.

You should find at least 1 of the 3 stories interesting, has a good cast too.

EDIT|: ALso Im sure you have seen Misery? Excellent film.
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Post by: Bally on December 07, 2012, 12:34:34 AM
Night Flier is a good B movie from the King genre

It's a short from nightmares and dreamscapes.

sent from the assassins guild
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 07, 2012, 03:40:37 AM
This might be a bit TOO B movie but have you ever seen CATS EYE? A film with 3 seperate stories linked by a cat, the first two stories based on Stephen King short stories, the third an original piece written by Stephen King for the film.

Its a surprisingly enjoyable movie, one I watched numerous times in my youth, although been a while since I last saw it so unsure how much nostalgia clouds my judgement on its quality.

You should find at least 1 of the 3 stories interesting, has a good cast too.

EDIT|: ALso Im sure you have seen Misery? Excellent film.

Night Flier is a good B movie from the King genre

It's a short from nightmares and dreamscapes.

sent from the assassins guild

Banged both of them on my Amazon wishlist, will grab them when their price drops. Amazon can be great as prices are constantly fluctuating.

I may have the wrong Cats Eye though, it says its from last year.
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Post by: Derek on December 07, 2012, 04:06:55 AM
Cumberbatch is going to own Into Darkness.

Yep. My thoughts exactly.
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Post by: Sheedys left foot on December 07, 2012, 05:35:07 AM
Looking for B-Movies.

Recently re-watched The Stand and just bought Needful Things for £2. Anyone know of half decent Steven King adaptations that are worth a go. The Stand was decent enough, with some laughable moments, but that's what b-movies are all about.

How about Langoliers, or Riding the Bullet?

Gonna double post this in the book thread.

Langoliers is a great concept, watched it again a few months ago, very Twilight Zone esq.

How about Silver Bullit ? Steven King film starring Corey Haim :)

Also loved Salems Lot, gave me a lot of nightmares !
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 07, 2012, 05:52:08 AM
Banged both of them on my Amazon wishlist, will grab them when their price drops. Amazon can be great as prices are constantly fluctuating.

I may have the wrong Cats Eye though, it says its from last year.

Nononono! Cats Eye is from 1985. Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Robert Hays. I have no idea what last years film is.

EDIT: Actually it seems the same, must be a dvd reissue.
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 07, 2012, 05:56:20 AM
Langoliers is a great concept, watched it again a few months ago, very Twilight Zone esq.

How about Silver Bullit ? Steven King film starring Corey Haim :)

Also loved Salems Lot, gave me a lot of nightmares !

Salems Lot actually terrified me, but then so did the Cybermen at that time so take that with a massive poinch of salt.

The scratching at the window at the time made me a poor sleeper.
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Post by: blargins on December 07, 2012, 06:44:39 AM
The Cybermen when Adric died was the scariest Cybermen ever. Earthshock I think the episode was. Peter davidson's Dr.
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 07, 2012, 06:49:06 AM
The Cybermen when Adric died was the scariest Cybermen ever. Earthshock I think the episode was. Peter davidson's Dr.

Was that on a ship, and the assistant stayed on board whilst it blew up to kill off the cybermen?
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Post by: blargins on December 07, 2012, 07:38:51 AM
Yep.
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 07, 2012, 04:01:20 PM
Nononono! Cats Eye is from 1985. Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Robert Hays. I have no idea what last years film is.

EDIT: Actually it seems the same, must be a dvd reissue.

Ah, I got it. You're right, I was just looking at the reissue.

Stoner problems, bro.
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 11, 2012, 10:06:13 PM
20 minutes into Terminator Salvation for the first time.

Not sure if I'll get much further.

EDIT: 25 minutes in and certain "McG" and the pair of hack writers should never, ever, work again.
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 11, 2012, 10:59:37 PM
20 minutes into Terminator Salvation for the first time.

Not sure if I'll get much further.

EDIT: 25 minutes in and certain "McG" and the pair of hack writers should never, ever, work again.

Haha you should keep going for laughs, the first 25 minutes are the best part of the movie!  He is not quite on Bay levels imo, but he is pretty bad.
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Post by: Silas on December 12, 2012, 12:16:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVu3gS7iJu4&feature=player_embedded
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 12, 2012, 06:24:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVu3gS7iJu4&feature=player_embedded

Looks excellent. I love this drama > action tone they've got going on. Michael Shannon and Amy Adams are also two of the best actors working right now. I honestly can't think of a better actress than Amy Adams.
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Post by: blob on December 12, 2012, 06:50:58 PM
Looks excellent. I love this drama > action tone they've got going on. Michael Shannon and Amy Adams are also two of the best actors working right now. I honestly can't think of a better actress than Amy Adams.

looking forward to this, and tend to agree. she's, amy adams, certainly excelled in her earlier naievety roles.

also looking forward to her forthcoming movie, 'get it while you can' in which she stars as janis joplin. big transition.
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Post by: TheRam on December 12, 2012, 09:42:02 PM
Who's seen Seven Psychopaths?
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 13, 2012, 01:38:18 AM
Its on my to do list.
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Post by: blargins on December 13, 2012, 01:40:59 AM
I was married to one of them.
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Post by: Derek on December 13, 2012, 04:01:33 AM
Shouldn't that be two? :)
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Post by: blargins on December 13, 2012, 04:11:44 AM
Actually you're right. My first wife was even worse.
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 14, 2012, 12:29:43 AM
The Dark Knight Rises TRAILER #1 in LEGO! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF7S3bSltTs#ws)
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 14, 2012, 07:13:04 PM
Watched Ruby Sparks last night, felt a bit of a let down after Little Miss Sunshine, had its moments but the title character was extremely obnoxious and irritating.
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Post by: Thom on December 15, 2012, 04:34:15 PM
Saw The Hobbit last night. What a masterpiece. Spoilers may follow so you have been warned (if you haven't read the book/seen the film yet):

The only issue I had with the 48fps was the opening few minutes when the camera is panning over a couple of areas (bird's eye view wise) but other than that I didn't have any issues regarding that.

The riddles scene was absolutely perfect, the escape from the Goblin caves was majestic (it was the Bridge of Khazad Dum amplified 100 times over) and the extra material they added (e.g. Radagast) actually fused well with the main plot.

All in all, it is a must see and definitely in my top three films of this year.
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Post by: blargins on December 15, 2012, 05:32:46 PM
I want to see The Hobbit. I expect they'll do a better job of it compared to Lord of the Rings, purely because they have the experience, and the book is a lot shorter, so three films from it should be more detailed.
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Post by: Thom on December 15, 2012, 07:03:46 PM
Anyone worried over how it's going to span three films needn't worry themselves. Jackson has included bits from the Silmarillion and from other short stories that Tolkien wrote and, judging by what's included partway through the first film, there's room to include a particularly tasty piece in the second/third film.
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 16, 2012, 02:58:19 PM
The LotR trilogy has put me off ever watching a Peter Jackson film again.
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Post by: Sir Stealth on December 16, 2012, 03:19:50 PM
The LotR trilogy has put me off ever watching a Peter Jackson film again.

I only watched the first one and found it boring as shit  Are these new ones just a remake of the ones that were out 10 years ago with the same director and some of the same cast?

failing to see where the appeal is. Saying that my only dabble with anything like this genre is Game Of Thrones and I love that. The sex, violence and bad language may be a big part of that thrill though!
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 16, 2012, 07:26:00 PM
I only watched the first one and found it boring as shit  Are these new ones just a remake of the ones that were out 10 years ago with the same director and some of the same cast?

failing to see where the appeal is. Saying that my only dabble with anything like this genre is Game Of Thrones and I love that. The sex, violence and bad language may be a big part of that thrill though!

The Hobbit was a prequel book the author wrote before Lord of the Rings. It has similar characters.

The trailer also made me shy away, looks like more of the same.
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Post by: Sir Stealth on December 16, 2012, 07:40:16 PM
Ah right, didnt realise it was a prequel. Martin Freeman looks older in it than Elijah Wood in LotR though!
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Post by: Sir Stealth on December 16, 2012, 10:52:45 PM
FAO those who like racked milfs and Christmas

Deck The Halls on channel 4 now
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Post by: DannyR on December 16, 2012, 10:55:05 PM
Was way ahead of you!
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Post by: Sir Stealth on December 16, 2012, 10:56:07 PM
Was way ahead of you!

Loving the twins

and 'the twins'  :badum:

Im here all week
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Post by: DannyR on December 16, 2012, 10:57:37 PM
Loving the twins

and 'the twins'  :badum:

Im here all week
Love the twins!
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Post by: Risky on December 16, 2012, 11:22:54 PM
Watched Troll Hunter last night.  It's no Cloverfield but still entertaining if you're prepared to get over the obvious plot holes etc.
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 16, 2012, 11:58:37 PM
Normally I would take a look at a trailer like this and pass it off as another monster B movie type AAA wannabe (ala  Battleship).

However this is a Guillermo del Toro film so, in all likelihood, it will be amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-ZcqwvQbas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-ZcqwvQbas)

Why arent my youtube links being embedded anymore?
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Post by: TheRam on December 17, 2012, 12:22:56 AM
Watched Troll Hunter last night.  It's no Cloverfield but still entertaining if you're prepared to get over the obvious plot holes etc.

Do you like Cloverfield?

I fucking loved Cloverfield, yet everyone I ask how about it says its shit.
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Post by: Sir Stealth on December 17, 2012, 12:28:09 AM
Do you like Cloverfield?

I fucking loved Cloverfield, yet everyone I ask how about it says its shit.

I buzzed off Cloverfield thought it was great
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Post by: TheRam on December 17, 2012, 12:31:23 AM
I buzzed off Cloverfield thought it was great

I now offer you the highest of high five's  :)
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Post by: Risky on December 17, 2012, 12:31:46 AM
Do you like Cloverfield?

I fucking loved Cloverfield, yet everyone I ask how about it says its shit.

Yeah I liked Cloverfield.  It is a bit shit but it's also very entertaining so I'm a fan.
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Post by: Sir Stealth on December 17, 2012, 12:38:25 AM
I now offer you the highest of high five's  :)

Them using unknowns really helped the film feel kind of real.  those spider creature things in the underground scared the shit out of me!
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Post by: blaggerblue on December 17, 2012, 12:53:04 AM
Ah right, didnt realise it was a prequel. Martin Freeman looks older in it than Elijah Wood in LotR though!

Martin Freeman plays Bilbao (played by Ian Holm in LOTR) Frodos (Elijah Woods) uncle.

Watched Cloud Atlas last night..I think iv worked out what its about but its hard work!  Must say though: fantastic acting from Tom Hanks .
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Post by: Sir Stealth on December 17, 2012, 12:55:36 AM
Martin Freeman plays Bilbao (played by Ian Holm in LOTR) Frodos (Elijah Woods) uncle.

Watched Cloud Atlas last night..I think iv worked out what its about but its hard work!  Must say though: fantastic acting from Tom Hanks .

Classic idiot comment from myself there then haha!apologies lotr/hobbit fans
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 17, 2012, 01:05:52 AM
Do you like Cloverfield?

I fucking loved Cloverfield, yet everyone I ask how about it says its shit.

You know too many people with bad taste in movies then.  ;D

Cloverfield was excellent. Possibly the best "found footage" type movie around.  Agree about the cast of unknowns, really helped the film, as did its stubbornness to stay true to its idea, right to the end.

Was very disappointed with Abrams Super 8 though, which felt like a pale imitation of sorts.

Martin Freeman plays Bilbao (played by Ian Holm in LOTR) Frodos (Elijah Woods) uncle.

Watched Cloud Atlas last night..I think iv worked out what its about but its hard work!  Must say though: fantastic acting from Tom Hanks .

Where you see Cloud Atlas? Really want to see it but its UK release has been delayed till 2013. Buggers.
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Post by: Gash on December 17, 2012, 01:23:44 AM
I like Cloverfield, I always like those kind of alien/zombie/monster/disaster type movies. I Am Legend's on tonight at 10pm on ITV, that's another movie I like.

Craigeverton's going to go mental, he hates Cloverfield.
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 17, 2012, 01:34:34 AM
I like Cloverfield, I always like those kind of alien/zombie/monster/disaster type movies. I Am Legend's on tonight at 10pm on ITV, that's another movie I like.

Craigeverton's going to go mental, he hates Cloverfield.

Dont say that! Craigevertons got an excellent taste in flicks from what I can gather, he cant hate Cloverfield!

IAmLegend is another one I enjoyed, which many people seemed to dislike. IRobot was another. Maybe Im a sucker for scifi, it would have to be REALLY bad for me not to get some enjoyment out of it, so long as it has a good "vision" of its environment (future / space etc).

Hell, I quite enjoyed Total Recall remake, but don't tell anyone about that.
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 17, 2012, 01:37:02 AM
DELETEMEPLS
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 17, 2012, 01:48:14 AM
We almost went an entire year without someone mentioning Cloverfield.

Leave and don't come back.
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Post by: blaggerblue on December 17, 2012, 01:52:56 AM
You know too many people with bad taste in movies then.  ;D

Cloverfield was excellent. Possibly the best "found footage" type movie around.  Agree about the cast of unknowns, really helped the film, as did its stubbornness to stay true to its idea, right to the end.

Was very disappointed with Abrams Super 8 though, which felt like a pale imitation of sorts.

Where you see Cloud Atlas? Really want to see it but its UK release has been delayed till 2013. Buggers.

Movie2k..decent quality
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 17, 2012, 01:57:17 AM
Dont say that! Craigevertons got an excellent taste in flicks from what I can gather, he cant hate Cloverfield!

IAmLegend is another one I enjoyed, which many people seemed to dislike. IRobot was another. Maybe Im a sucker for scifi, it would have to be REALLY bad for me not to get some enjoyment out of it, so long as it has a good "vision" of its environment (future / space etc).

Hell, I quite enjoyed Total Recall remake, but don't tell anyone about that.

I too enjoyed I Am Legend. Dunno why, just did.

No excuse for the Cloverfield love though

(http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy303/craigeverton/jonzl.gif)
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 17, 2012, 01:57:43 AM
Movie2k..decent quality

Ah, did that have 3 mins of Russian dialogue? Saw a good quality version, but that put me off.

We almost went an entire year without someone mentioning Cloverfield.

Leave and don't come back.

Am intrigued Craig, what didnt you like about it?
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 17, 2012, 01:59:40 AM
Ah, did that have 3 mins of Russian dialogue? Saw a good quality version, but that put me off.

Am intrigued Craig, what didnt you like about it?

I've seen it just the once, and on my way out the door. So Instead of fobbing you off with the "it's just ded shit" answer, I'll come back on later and post a genuine reason.

Lates.
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Post by: Toddacelli on December 17, 2012, 01:27:06 PM
Team Cloverfield!

;D
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Post by: blargins on December 17, 2012, 05:34:12 PM
I thought Cloverfield was one of the better ones of that genre. The first half hour was boring and unnecessary, but it was entertaining.

Going with my brother in law to see L'Obbit on Friday.
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 17, 2012, 08:54:20 PM
I thought Cloverfield was one of the better ones of that genre. The first half hour was boring and unnecessary, but it was entertaining.

Going with my brother in law to see L'Obbit on Friday.

Hehe, L'Obbit.  Not sure if that's the French, or Yorkshire version.

Without any spoilers, let me know if there are -

* numerous camera shots swinging round a high and wide landscape while various people walk.

* Lots of shots of Gandalf looking very worried, and saying stuff about storms / horizons / darkness / things being fortold and or being beset.

* Bilbo doing a The Office style Martin Freeman open eyed gaze at camera.

* Elves talking the talk but not doing much walking, while the cinematographer tries to blind you to fuck with white and blinding white lighting and sets.

* Much foreboding, followed by more foreboding.

* A moment of stark quietness, followed by swift action and much noise.

And please tell me there is no Legolas in this one.
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Post by: Silas on December 17, 2012, 10:17:12 PM
Hehe, L'Obbit.  Not sure if that's the French, or Yorkshire version.

Without any spoilers, let me know if there are -

* numerous camera shots swinging round a high and wide landscape while various people walk.

* Lots of shots of Gandalf looking very worried, and saying stuff about storms / horizons / darkness / things being fortold and or being beset.

* Bilbo doing a The Office style Martin Freeman open eyed gaze at camera.

* Elves talking the talk but not doing much walking, while the cinematographer tries to blind you to fuck with white and blinding white lighting and sets.

* Much foreboding, followed by more foreboding.

* A moment of stark quietness, followed by swift action and much noise.

And please tell me there is no Legolas in this one.

I believe Legolas has a cameo?
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 18, 2012, 03:23:17 PM
Ah, did that have 3 mins of Russian dialogue? Saw a good quality version, but that put me off.

Am intrigued Craig, what didnt you like about it?

I don't like found footage. I can't think of one film I liked of that format, I'm not too keen on REC and Spanish horror is one of my favourite genres, which suggests I'm not singling out Cloverfield.

The marketing of Cloverfield blew me away, it was the first piece of viral marketing I got involved in and I got totally sucked in and I looked forward to it as much as, say, The Matrix. The film failed to live up to the hype.

Poor script, Caplan is an awesome and was totally suffocated by the piss poor script.

I've taken baths deeper than the characters, maybe that was the point, but I need a little character development to buy into them, and I saw none.

An entirely unmemorable film for something that was billed as an epic monster movie (again, great marketing), I realise now while writing this I'd have to go back and watch again to find more stuff I dislike about it. But then I'd have to get my hands on a time machine and travel back 5 years and buy into the hype again, and to be honest, it's not worth the trouble.
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 18, 2012, 03:25:07 PM
Hehe, L'Obbit.  Not sure if that's the French, or Yorkshire version.

Without any spoilers, let me know if there are -

* numerous camera shots swinging round a high and wide landscape while various people walk.

* Lots of shots of Gandalf looking very worried, and saying stuff about storms / horizons / darkness / things being fortold and or being beset.

* Bilbo doing a The Office style Martin Freeman open eyed gaze at camera.

* Elves talking the talk but not doing much walking, while the cinematographer tries to blind you to fuck with white and blinding white lighting and sets.

* Much foreboding, followed by more foreboding.

* A moment of stark quietness, followed by swift action and much noise.

And please tell me there is no Legolas in this one.

My theory on a Peter Jackson film isn't as in depth as yours;

If the entire film consists of extreme long shots and close ups, you're watching a Peter Jackson movie.
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Post by: blargins on December 18, 2012, 05:41:22 PM
Hehe, L'Obbit.  Not sure if that's the French, or Yorkshire version.

Without any spoilers, let me know if there are -

* numerous camera shots swinging round a high and wide landscape while various people walk.

* Lots of shots of Gandalf looking very worried, and saying stuff about storms / horizons / darkness / things being fortold and or being beset.

* Bilbo doing a The Office style Martin Freeman open eyed gaze at camera.

* Elves talking the talk but not doing much walking, while the cinematographer tries to blind you to fuck with white and blinding white lighting and sets.

* Much foreboding, followed by more foreboding.

* A moment of stark quietness, followed by swift action and much noise.

And please tell me there is no Legolas in this one.

It'll be done twice as much too, seeing as it's got twice as many shots in.
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 19, 2012, 06:44:09 AM
I don't like found footage. I can't think of one film I liked of that format, I'm not too keen on REC and Spanish horror is one of my favourite genres, which suggests I'm not singling out Cloverfield.

The marketing of Cloverfield blew me away, it was the first piece of viral marketing I got involved in and I got totally sucked in and I looked forward to it as much as, say, The Matrix. The film failed to live up to the hype.

Poor script, Caplan is an awesome and was totally suffocated by the piss poor script.

I've taken baths deeper than the characters, maybe that was the point, but I need a little character development to buy into them, and I saw none.

An entirely unmemorable film for something that was billed as an epic monster movie (again, great marketing), I realise now while writing this I'd have to go back and watch again to find more stuff I dislike about it. But then I'd have to get my hands on a time machine and travel back 5 years and buy into the hype again, and to be honest, it's not worth the trouble.

Hype is always a bad bed brother when it comes to any kind of art.  To fully appreciate something it is always best to be as close to a clean white canvas going in as it is possible to be.  Very hard with something marketed like mad, or involving well known artists or tied down by genre.

Maybe it was because I expected exactly nothing from the movie why I enjoyed it so much, I also saw it on TV which, unusually for a film, is exactly where I think this kind of movie works best on, as opposed to a large big screen which sits uncomfortably with a "filmed on HD Cam" format (how many home movies of yours have you watched on an IMAX? [Insert joke here]).

The characters are shallow, hipster type annoying folk, and that is to the detriment of the first 25 minutes or so, there would have been better ways of showing a "normal" situation before the shit hits fan, without having such a big bunch of knobjockeys to put up with for so long, but for me that just made the death scenes all the more enjoyable! Probably not an intended facet, but there you go.

What I really like, and what it did great IMO was telling a microscopic story on a B Movie scale while somewhere another AAA monster movie was going off all around them.  We, sitting here watching, were only privvy to whatever had been filmed on the handhelds. Glimpses of the bigger picture were there, but they were snapshots, teasing us.

Its consistency on this, from start to finish, its use of NOT showing you things another film would swing its cameras round to reveal, its use of the camera as the least annoying character in the film, along with the idea that your watching a film within another more expensive but never released film, is what I found really fun.

This macro / micro storytelling has been done a bit to death since of course which waters down that particular effect, but at the time I watched it, it drew me in.
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Post by: blargins on December 19, 2012, 06:47:56 AM
I'd never heard of Cloverfield until I saw it. I was in France at the time, so saw minimal marketing.

Blair Witch marketing was superb though. It took me a while to work out it was all fake (which was before I saw the movie which I thought was boring).
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Post by: blargins on December 22, 2012, 06:39:12 PM
Saw L'Obbit last night. Very meh. Could have cut at least an hour out by not showing everyone running around New Zealand.

Followed a very similar pattern to the first Lord of the Rings. And the cgi was very suspect in certain areas.

Glad I saw it at the movies though. Didn't really see the difference with the 48 fps.
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Post by: Bluenose 91 on December 22, 2012, 08:56:32 PM
I thought Cloverfield was shite as well.

Making another one aren't they?
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Post by: NomadskiEFC on December 23, 2012, 01:09:55 AM
I thought Cloverfield was shite as well.

Making another one aren't they?

That would be a mistake, from someone who enjoyed the first. No need.
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Post by: Silas on December 23, 2012, 04:02:30 AM
The Hobbit was amazing, more accessible than LOTR (as it should be) and I got hooked on the main characters early on.  For me it was much better paced too.  Loved every minute and can't wait for the next one.
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Post by: blargins on December 23, 2012, 04:40:50 AM
I saw it last night, and I honestly couldn't even tell you what happened. I remember some trolls taking some horses and the tea at the beginning, but for everything else, I forget. I was like this with LOTR too.

Martin Freeman was very good, and I was surprised to see Dr Who in it too.
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 24, 2012, 12:24:27 AM
Cooper is in everything awesome right now. He's this years Fassbender.

The Place Beyond the Pines Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Ryan Gosling Movie HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G07pSbHLXgg&list=UUi8e0iOVk1fEOogdfu4YgfA&index=1#ws)
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 24, 2012, 12:55:48 AM
Anything more beautiful than a Malick film?

TO THE WONDER - OFFICIAL TRAILER (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTAzcTZTY1g#ws)
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Post by: pjk on December 31, 2012, 05:37:06 AM
Woohooo!!! Bladerunners on"now" BBC HD. what a classic.
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Post by: brap2 on December 31, 2012, 07:40:52 AM
Woohooo!!! Bladerunners on"now" BBC HD. what a classic.

got me all excited then :( I'm reading a book by Philip k dick at the moment so I'd be well up for some bladerunner.

I'm watching loved ones at the moment. sounds Australian I think. gory torture and other shit that I generally don't go in for (see hostel etc) but I'm actually enjoying this.
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Post by: The Analog Kid on December 31, 2012, 08:06:13 AM
Just finished watching Training Day on ITV4. Still boss.
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Post by: marky v on December 31, 2012, 04:18:55 PM
Jack Reacher - Not great but worth a watch, a little tame for my taste
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Post by: marky v on December 31, 2012, 04:19:31 PM
Rosamund Pikes cleavage top drawer (although pregnant during filming)
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Post by: Derek on December 31, 2012, 05:30:24 PM
She is a looker.

The Hobbit was bloated. Good but bloated. It is something of a crime to make a film that bloated.


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Post by: blargins on December 31, 2012, 06:54:42 PM
Jack Reacher - Not great but worth a watch, a little tame for my taste

Tom Cruise must be one of the most overated actors ever.

As for The Hobbit, all that I can remember from that movie now is the riddle scene. Derek is right, it is very bloated, but so were the LOTR trilogy too.
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Post by: Gash on December 31, 2012, 07:13:36 PM
I don't get Cruise being cast as Reacher? I've read a few Lee Child books that the character of Reacher comes from. In the books he's portrayed as a 6 foot plus heavy set man, yet they cast one of the shortest people in Hollywood as the role?
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Post by: evertonjoe on December 31, 2012, 07:29:48 PM
Tom Cruise must be one of the most overated actors ever.

As for The Hobbit, all that I can remember from that movie now is the riddle scene. Derek is right, it is very bloated, but so were the LOTR trilogy too.

Tom Cruise is a brilliant actor when in the right role, it's just he mostly appears in crap films.

In Magnolia he gives one of the best performances I've ever seen.

Seduce&Destroy (Part I) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n2IVF9a2IA#ws)
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Post by: blargins on December 31, 2012, 07:39:11 PM
Perhaps, I think him being a total crackpot doesn't help his case. Very hard to take someone seriously with those kinds of beliefs.
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Post by: MmmblueBernard on January 01, 2013, 06:02:49 AM
Just watching hunger games. Anichebe just got killed.....


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Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 01, 2013, 05:22:14 PM
Almost every film of 2012 in under six minutes

2012: The Cinescape (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVw1_PadudE&feature=player_embedded#ws)
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Post by: TheRam on January 01, 2013, 05:28:11 PM
Cruise is a great actor
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Post by: blob on January 01, 2013, 05:29:28 PM
Almost every film of 2012 in under six minutes

2012: The Cinescape (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVw1_PadudE&feature=player_embedded#ws)

the continuity in this is better than a lot of complete movies i've recently seen.   :clap:
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Post by: Silas on January 01, 2013, 06:01:27 PM
Cruise falls into the Nicholas cage category, has no filter on what films he does

Sent from The Castle of Bones, has anyone seen The Hogfather?
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Post by: Sir Stealth on January 01, 2013, 06:04:36 PM
I mostly love Tom Cruise to be honest!bit of a guilty pleasure actor like Cage

Looking forward to Gatsby and Gangster Squad this year

What other big films are out this year?
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Post by: Silas on January 01, 2013, 06:07:51 PM
World War Z, Oz, Wreck it Ralph, Warm Bodies, This is the End, Man of Steel, Les Miserables all on my list

Sent from Lancre, in Nanny Ogg's singing, "The hedehog can't be buggered at all."
Title: Re: Re: Movie Thread IV
Post by: blargins on January 01, 2013, 08:27:19 PM
Amazed at the Cruise love in on here. He is so annoying.

Sent from my cell.
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Post by: TheRam on January 01, 2013, 08:34:35 PM
Amazed at the Cruise love in on here. He is so annoying.

Sent from my cell.
j

who gives a shit, given the right role he's a great actor
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Post by: Thom on January 01, 2013, 08:54:27 PM
Saw Super 8 last night. Cool film with a decent alien in it, unlike the shocking thing in Cloverfield.
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Post by: Toddacelli on January 01, 2013, 09:03:42 PM
Saw Super 8 last night. Cool film with a decent alien in it, unlike the shocking thing in Cloverfield.

De ja vu!

Saw Moon the other night. Loved it. Very, very sad at one point (no spoilers). I really like Sam Rockwell as an actor. Got a man-crush on him when I saw him in Welcome To Collingwood. You will either piss yourself non-stop at that film or just not get it, as I have found out by showing it to all my friends/family.

Also just saw Prometheus. Good but not worth the hype. It all seemed to be a vehicle to reveal the very last scene to me.
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Post by: brap2 on January 01, 2013, 09:44:56 PM
De ja vu!

Saw Moon the other night. Loved it. Very, very sad at one point (no spoilers). I really like Sam Rockwell as an actor. Got a man-crush on him when I saw him in Welcome To Collingwood. You will either piss yourself non-stop at that film or just not get it, as I have found out by showing it to all my friends/family.

Also just saw Prometheus. Good but not worth the hype. It all seemed to be a vehicle to reveal the very last scene to me.

big fan of moon and dam rockwell
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Post by: Sheedys left foot on January 01, 2013, 10:32:23 PM
Watched ' Take Shelter ' the other night, very good 8/10 film, Michael Sheen was a perfect suit for the lead.
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Post by: Thom on January 01, 2013, 11:37:57 PM
Moon is a boss little film, isn't it.

Going to watch Up on BBC 1 in just under an hour too. Quite possibly my favourite Pixar film... although it always changes between that, Toy Story and WALL-E.