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Post by Mr Glass » Sat May 01, 2010 6:55 pm

Chat about movies here. Good and bad.

Watched a few good films lately which I will recommend :-

Let The Right One In -(Swedish Vampire flick)
The Woman In Black -(Classic)
The Lovely Bones -(Visually brilliant)

One to avoid :-

Drag Me To Hell :angry5:
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Post by Booji Boy » Sat May 01, 2010 7:31 pm

Last movies I saw at the cinema was Avatar and I thought that was excellent.

Watched the Flying Scotsman on channel 4 last week and that was awesome. Its about Graeme Obree, who is a scottish cyclist who acheived great things despite many many devastating setbacks. Johnny Lee Miller plays Obree.

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Post by The Crusader » Sat May 01, 2010 7:39 pm

Fave films are 1st 3 American pies, Green Street, American History X and The Green Mile.
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Post by Maverick » Sat May 01, 2010 8:26 pm

I am old!! Love some of the Classics, The Hustler, Casablanca, Star Wars original 3, First three Star Trek Films then they went pear shaped, Top Gun obviously, Many Tom Cruise ones.

The list gets longer!!
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Post by nikkiboy » Sat May 01, 2010 8:48 pm

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Post by GtotheF » Sat May 01, 2010 9:02 pm

In recent times I've enjoyed;

The Departed and Bruno.

Zillions of other I like but would pick out;

The Hannibal Lecter films.

Clint's spaghetti western trilogy.

Gangster films - Scarface, Goodfellas, Casino

Finally the coolest of them all Heat.
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Post by slymaster » Sat May 01, 2010 11:55 pm

Some recommendations:

Leon
Professional assassin Leon reluctantly takes care of 12-year-old Mathilda, a neighbor whose parents are killed, and teaches her his trade.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110413/

Oldboy
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364569/

Memento
A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209144/

Payback
Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120784/

Usual Suspects
A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114814/

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Post by slymaster » Sun May 02, 2010 12:08 am

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Lawrence and Freddie are con-men; big-time and small time respectively. They unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this town (on the French Mediterranean coast) aint big enough for the two of them.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095031/

Bull Durham
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094812/

The Freshman
Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099615/

Two Days in the Valley
You have one minute to decide the rest of your life.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115438/

Stir Crazy
Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robery and end up in a western prison.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081562/

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Post by Sat Nav » Sun May 02, 2010 1:16 am

slymaster wrote: Stir Crazy
Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robery and end up in a western prison.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081562/


The part of the film where the boys are in prison and Richard Pryor starts to strut to look tough to the rest of the prisoners is one of the funniest scenes ever comitted to film. "That's right, we're bad" :D

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Post by Stubby » Sun May 02, 2010 1:25 am

Watched 2012 tonight - not bad good sfx.

Day after tomorrow was better.

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Post by slymaster » Sun May 02, 2010 1:31 am

Sat Nav wrote:
slymaster wrote: Stir Crazy
Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robery and end up in a western prison.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081562/


The part of the film where the boys are in prison and Richard Pryor starts to strut to look tough to the rest of the prisoners is one of the funniest scenes ever comitted to film. "That's right, we're bad" :D


Absolutely hilarious! :DDD: :DDD:
And when the deputy ward tries to "convince" Gene to be a team player...very funny indeed.

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Post by slymaster » Sun May 02, 2010 1:58 am

Name (classic) movies you dont like.

I am going first.
Some Like It Hot
As much as I like Mr. Wilder but I cant stand men disguising as women etc..
I hate it when its soooooooooo obvious.
So you guessed right. Nothing against "The Crying Game".

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Post by Mr Glass » Sun May 02, 2010 7:33 am

slymaster wrote:Stir Crazy
Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robery and end up in a western prison.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081562/

Classic.

Other favourite comedy films include :-

National Lampoons Vacation
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Murder By Death
The Lonely Guy
City Slickers
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Post by Sat Nav » Sun May 02, 2010 1:21 pm

slymaster wrote:Name (classic) movies you dont like.


Citizen Kane. It may have been ground breaking technically but it is sooooooooo dull! I was daft enough to buy it on DVD because i had heard it is often cited as the greatest film ever made. I gave it two viewings in case i missed something but i didn't, it was rubbish both times.

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Post by Skewball » Sun May 02, 2010 3:10 pm

For those who like something a bit different:


'The Cube' is one to catch
A group of people stuck in a very odd deadly 'maze'

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123755/

As is 'Battle Royale'

Bunch of kids told to kill each other..!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266308/

And a film for everyone who liked saving private ryan, brothers, red line etc etc.
but this is simply outstanding:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386064/

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Post by slymaster » Sun May 02, 2010 4:33 pm

Skewball wrote:For those who like something a bit different:


If you are sick of typical Hollywood (or just as an alternative) - Asian cinema offers some of the best films ever made imo.
But it gets ugly if Hollywood goes for a remake.
Not all - The Departed was a good one.

Other remakes:
The Grudge, The Eye, Shutter, The Ring, Eight Below, Mirrors, Bangkok Dangerous, Dark Water, One missed Call, Tortilla Soup, Pulse, Shall we Dance, The Lake House, My Sassy girl, A tale of two sisters ...

Seven Samurais - the Magnificent Seven (also a good one)

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Post by Mr Glass » Sun May 02, 2010 5:02 pm

Just rented Saw VI.

Not sure how I'm going to find it as I have felt that the last four were a big let down to the fantastic first in the series.

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Post by slymaster » Sun May 02, 2010 5:18 pm

BrideOfFrankenstein wrote:Just rented Saw VI.

Not sure how I'm going to find it as I have felt that the last four were a big let down to the fantastic first in the series.

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I gave up on Saw after the 3rd installment.
Have you seen "Audition"?

Spoilers ahead:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7CQvmNF8l0[/youtube]

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Post by Skewball » Sun May 02, 2010 6:13 pm

slymaster wrote:
Skewball wrote:For those who like something a bit different:


If you are sick of typical Hollywood (or just as an alternative) - Asian cinema offers some of the best films ever made imo.
But it gets ugly if Hollywood goes for a remake.
Not all - The Departed was a good one.

Other remakes:
The Grudge, The Eye, Shutter, The Ring, Eight Below, Mirrors, Bangkok Dangerous, Dark Water, One missed Call, Tortilla Soup, Pulse, Shall we Dance, The Lake House, My Sassy girl, A tale of two sisters ...

Seven Samurais - the Magnificent Seven (also a good one)


I have always watched Asian cinema, if I get the time I will jot down some of my favourites. 'Infernal Affair' trilogy is another defo one to try, John Woo's early films. Plus of course the classic Ong Bak - the best martial arts film of the last 15 years.
Seen some dross as well though. I have never got the Asian sense of humour in films.
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Post by Mr Glass » Sun May 02, 2010 6:20 pm

Some great recommendations here guys. Will definately have a look at some of these (especially 'Audition')

Anyone a fan of director Rob Zombie.???

'House of a 1,000 corpses' is about as good as it gets and the sequel 'The Devils Rejects' is also a must see movie. I thought his version of 'Halloween' was ok, maybe a 7/10. Still waiting to see the sequel.

Back to 'The Ring' as mentioned by slymaster. I'm one of the few movie buffs who actually thinks it's as good as the original.
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