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Old 20 Apr 2012, 10:36 AM   #356665 / #776
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I definitely preferred Inglourious Basterds to Kill Bill. Tarrantino's dialogue is just masterful, especially the opening scene in the farmhouse. Also, the ending was so... unexpected. I would give Inglourious Basterds 9/10.
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Old 21 Apr 2012, 10:29 PM   #357280 / #777
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Y' know Ozy I got the feeling that Brad was uncomfortable with his role. The women actors were so very good and I agree that the opening sequence in the farm house was brilliant.
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Old 21 Apr 2012, 11:37 PM   #357301 / #778
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Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) 9.5/10.
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Old 23 Apr 2012, 05:35 PM   #357883 / #779
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the cabin in the woods

buffy bloke joss wheedon's po-mo horror film.

Quite liked it, but I'm not a horror fan so maybe not the best judge. actually it could be read as having a go at horror fans, that was my take anyway.
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Old 07 May 2012, 08:54 PM   #362814 / #780
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saw the english language version of girl with the dragon tattoo.

it was pretty good I thought, I was more gripped by the original, but then I saw that one first so bound to be.

what with this and the hunger games, that's two recent quality big films with bad-ass female heroes - excited!
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Old 07 May 2012, 11:57 PM   #362868 / #781
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I'm so hooked on Simon Baker's take on 'the Mentalist' and the hunt for Red John that I haven't put in a DVD for weeks. Maybe I'll watch Robin Williams in "Bicentenial Man" or my DVD of Andre Rieu, musician and showman par excellence. (and sexy too).
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Old 02 Jun 2012, 07:02 PM   #369698 / #782
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Prometheus 7/10

The trailers gave too much away, I was left with no major surprises
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Old 02 Jun 2012, 07:32 PM   #369705 / #783
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I'm inclined to agree with Monad here. I saw Prometheus last night, and whilst it was an enjoyable experience, there weren't too many surprises.

I was let down by the ending, although I'm sure many others would have liked it, and I can't help but feel a little disappointed. I know it wasn't meant to be Alien, but still...

I'd put it somewhere between 6.5 and 7 out of 10.

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Although, I did enjoy the rather gruesome 'caesarian section' scene. It was unpleasant to watch, which is what I think I wanted more of from the film.
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Old 02 Jun 2012, 07:34 PM   #369706 / #784
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I'm inclined to agree with Monad here. I saw Prometheus last night, and whilst it was an enjoyable experience, there weren't too many surprises.

I was let down by the ending, although I'm sure many others would have liked it, and I can't help but feel a little disappointed. I know it wasn't meant to be Alien, but still...

I'd put it somewhere between 6.5 and 7 out of 10.

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WTF was going on with the ginger guy who came back all super strong? It didn't make sense and I felt it was a scene put in just to have some action in there. I know the idea was that when the 'alien' creatures mixed with another creature, a hybrid would be created, but that bit just felt out of place.

Although, I did enjoy the rather gruesome 'caesarian section' scene. It was unpleasant to watch, which is what I think I wanted more of from the film.
Yes I was thinking the same thing - no-one would have hired such an asshole in the first place
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Old 02 Jun 2012, 09:57 PM   #369737 / #785
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I recently saw an oldie with Better Midler called 'The Rose'... it was a very real look at the seeking for comfort from an audience that a solo performer had. Rating? 9/10
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Old 06 Jun 2012, 08:49 PM   #370638 / #786
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I'm inclined to agree with Monad here. I saw Prometheus last night, and whilst it was an enjoyable experience, there weren't too many surprises.

I was let down by the ending, although I'm sure many others would have liked it, and I can't help but feel a little disappointed. I know it wasn't meant to be Alien, but still...

I'd put it somewhere between 6.5 and 7 out of 10.

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WTF was going on with the ginger guy who came back all super strong? It didn't make sense and I felt it was a scene put in just to have some action in there. I know the idea was that when the 'alien' creatures mixed with another creature, a hybrid would be created, but that bit just felt out of place.

Although, I did enjoy the rather gruesome 'caesarian section' scene. It was unpleasant to watch, which is what I think I wanted more of from the film.
Yes I was thinking the same thing - no-one would have hired such an asshole in the first place
I thought it started really well, then gradually lost steam till by the end I wasn't feeling everso involved. Tho I agree with you SS about that scene being brill.

Fassbinder was great, but Rapace has had a charisma transplant since Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and couldn't carry the film like Sigourney woulda
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Old 06 Jun 2012, 09:50 PM   #370668 / #787
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Did you hear the GWTDT in-joke?
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Old 10 Jun 2012, 11:32 PM   #371663 / #788
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"Fuck: The Documentary.

Really good and funny.
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Old 11 Jun 2012, 10:15 AM   #371745 / #789
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Has anyone seen Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy? I didn't bother to go when it was on in the cinema, because I had loved the BBC serialisation with Alec Guiness and Ian Richardson. I couldn't see how it could be shrunk into a film.

But I recently got a DVD of the film and I have to say that I loved it! IMO Gary Oldman is slightly better as Smiley than Guiness was. Somehow he came across to me as a more credible intelligence chief. John Hurt was a brilliant Control, Benedict Cumberbatch was quite good as Peter Guillam and Mark Strong was good as Jim Prideaux. I don't think Colin Firth came near to Richardson's standard as Bill Haydon, but if I'd never seen Richardson's performance I would have thought him good.

What really impressed me was the script, shoehorning what is a very complex novel into such a short compass. It did, of course, lose a lot of the complexity, but I have to confess that Le Carré's books always leave me confused about some of the detail.
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Old 13 Jul 2012, 10:07 PM   #381712 / #790
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Watched Winter's Bone. It gets a rare 5/5 from me; I think it was perfectly done, both the acting and cinematography side of things and the almost ethnographic portrayal it offers of the rural Ozarks. Slow, carefully done movie.
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Old 13 Jul 2012, 10:19 PM   #381720 / #791
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I think I heard about that one, Poli. I recall a story on NPR about a movie being done in that area of the country, and the care they took. There was something about them borrowing a whole bunch of clothing from the people who lived there, especially work jackets, so they were properly old and lived in, rather than the brand-new ones bought by the costumer.
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Old 13 Jul 2012, 11:33 PM   #381742 / #792
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I don't doubt it. I haven't spent much time in the Ozarks, but the life situations and dialogue were pitch-perfect for the poorer parts of New Mexico and the Pac NW that I have been in.
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Old 14 Jul 2012, 08:53 AM   #381852 / #793
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Thanks for the tip, Poli. I've been debating whether to watch it or not for a while now, but I think I might give it a go.
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Old 14 Jul 2012, 12:05 PM   #381882 / #794
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Saw " Ted" today.

A nuanced comic masterpiece?

No.

Did I nearly soil myself with laughter on several occasions?

Yes, yes I did.
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Old 14 Jul 2012, 08:15 PM   #381996 / #795
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Oooh, I wanna see Ted, the trailer for it looked hilarious.
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Old 18 Jul 2012, 11:42 PM   #383360 / #796
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Religulous. Standard antireligious fare, with a dash of clever and a larger dash of self-conceit. 6/10

The Troll Hunter. Fucking hilarious, with some rather pretty scenery. Why do Europeans make fun of fjords? Is it just because its a funny word? 8/10
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Old 19 Jul 2012, 11:17 PM   #383705 / #797
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Old 19 Jul 2012, 11:22 PM   #383707 / #798
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Is this from a film that you want to tell us about, Rie?
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Old 20 Jul 2012, 12:29 AM   #383738 / #799
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No Silly S. It's just my way of explaining how jut now I'm not out there much and seeing the latest released films. And yes also explaining that this joy in my own company and on my own terms in no way deprives me from music I love ... Albeit I do see that it^ my choice of song is not from any particular movie.. mea culpa. I honestly wan't thinking of the movie aspect. It's just a favourite song of mine.
Good point though... I'll research and see if it's been used in a movie.
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Old 20 Jul 2012, 12:50 AM   #383740 / #800
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BTW... did do the research re "Don't Get Around much Anymore" and yes, it was used in the soundtrack of "When Harry Met Sally".
I've loved that song as a jazz favourite years ago... wrote down the lyrics.. just loved it and thought it was a way of explaining my lack of knowledge of current films... i.e in actually seeing them.
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