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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #345 on: 21 March, 2011, 09:03:45 pm »
On Sunday I watched The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp for the first time, and it's a rather good film. Not at all what I expected it to be about - only partly about war (and not really anti-war or anti-military), but more concerned with growing old, regret, change, and the passing of time.

It takes the long view all right -reminds me of Pal's the Time Machine- and has that great Technicolour/B&W thing goin' on and plenty of nutjob scenes.

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« Reply #346 on: 21 March, 2011, 09:04:38 pm »
Paranormal Activity 2.

Please don't make me watch again.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #347 on: 21 March, 2011, 09:23:44 pm »
I finally got to see The Searchers

loved it

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« Reply #348 on: 21 March, 2011, 10:14:09 pm »
Just finished watching Bad Taste on you tube. Classic B movie.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #349 on: 21 March, 2011, 10:33:34 pm »
I finally got to see The Searchers

loved it

That's a great film.

I just saw the Scott Pilgrim film. (I know, slow or what? Maybe not in comparison to having just seen The Searchers.) - that's a good film too.




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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #350 on: 21 March, 2011, 11:41:26 pm »
The Big Lebowski.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #351 on: 22 March, 2011, 07:25:10 am »
Flash Gordon. On the big screen. My local independant cinema has had a Mike Hodges retrospective and shown some fantastic films.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #352 on: 22 March, 2011, 08:01:04 am »
didn't quite make it through to the end (late night) and had the chaos of a house move so haven't managed to see the end but watched Dragon Slayer the other day.
Never seen it before had never even heard of it (which is strange because i've seen or at least heard of most 80's fantasy good and bad), suprised that its a Disney movie bit violent (quite a graphic burning early on) and nice bit of 80's PG nudity.  Seems to be played fairly straight and the Stop motion Dragon FX are pretty much as good as they come.  Does anyone know if this was a massive flop as i really am supprised i've never heard or seen it before.

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« Reply #353 on: 23 March, 2011, 11:29:51 am »
Nightmare on Elm Street remake---which bored me silly. How??? I was a huge Freddy fan back in the day, have all the Robert Englund series on DVD, even the crappy Freddy's Dead (they saved the best for last my bollox). Thought the big budget remake would at least keep me interested but it was terribly bad. For a start, the cast  - both the characters and the actors playing them - were the blandest, most uninteresting, lamest collection of horror movie 'teens' I've seen in a long time. The girl playing Nancy was particularly snore-some. I didn't care about any of them as none of them had any personality and just moped around from the get-go. It was like a great big emo-fest. The story itself was basically a plotpoint for plotpoint redo of the original movie, a few changes here or there but essentially the same thing. Iconic moments such as Freddy coming out of the wall over Nancy's bed, sticking his hand up out of the bath water between her legs, Tina (Chris in this film) being dragged up to the ceiling to be killed are re-created....poorly. How a 2010 film can make the ceiling death scene look less visually interesting than a 1984 film is beyond me. This movie put me to sleep and I wasn't even tired. I got as far as the bit where Nancy goes to the hospital to have her dream patterns analysed - another lift from the original. Why do they bother doing these remakes if all they are going to be is a pale imitation of something that already exists and DOESN'T NEED remaking. Why not just throw a shed-load of money at the existing movie, polish it up, add in a few snazzy CGI effects if you want to, and re-release it? Or if they really want to target a new generation who might not be keen to watch an 80s movie, at least come up with a new goddamn script.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #354 on: 23 March, 2011, 11:56:14 am »
Oh dear, I was unaware that this had been remade. Is Englund in it?
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« Reply #355 on: 23 March, 2011, 12:02:20 pm »
Not that I could see. Whoever plays Freddy is atrocious at it. He tries to be a bit Englund-y but doesn't have the charm or charisma (as much charisma as a burnt, scarface monster can have) to pull off any of the "witty" one-liners. Even on Englund's worst outing he was better than this!!! Well, clearly I'm not the target audience for this, its probably aimed at the current 17 year old dating scene, but still, they have to assume when making this kind of movie that people who liked the originals will watch, and that audience should also be considered. I will endeavour to get through the second half of it tonight, as painful as that proposition seems!
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #356 on: 23 March, 2011, 12:44:20 pm »
The Elm Street sequels are a matter of diminishing returns and the remake is no exception.  I can at least admire that they stepped back from the outrageous dream scenarios that followed Dream Warriors to make something more intimate and potentially frightening, but otherwise the latest effort is those involved making a franchise rather than a movie, all lip-service to what they think constitutes 'scary' or 'creepy' from other, better films, yet no effort is made to integrate all these elements into a seamless whole.  Still, kudos to those involved for making a worse Elm Street movie than Freddy's Revenge.

Watched Rango on Sunday.  Brilliant kiddie-western.  That cameo might have been a bit forced (though understandable given John Wayne was unavailable), but the mix of the outright surreal with events happening in the 'real' world is a great touch.

Slipstream - not sure what to make of it.  Didn't know why people were doing the things they were doing.  Maybe the movie was an improv thing?
It was not great.

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« Reply #357 on: 23 March, 2011, 12:51:26 pm »
Not that I could see. Whoever plays Freddy is atrocious at it. He tries to be a bit Englund-y but doesn't have the charm or charisma (as much charisma as a burnt, scarface monster can have) to pull off any of the "witty" one-liners. Even on Englund's worst outing he was better than this!!! Well, clearly I'm not the target audience for this, its probably aimed at the current 17 year old dating scene, but still, they have to assume when making this kind of movie that people who liked the originals will watch, and that audience should also be considered. I will endeavour to get through the second half of it tonight, as painful as that proposition seems!

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« Reply #358 on: 23 March, 2011, 12:53:19 pm »
Just finished watching Bad Taste on you tube. Classic B movie.
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« Reply #359 on: 24 March, 2011, 06:55:57 am »
Season of the Witch - I think its quite confused this one, script is a total mess but hey I like Nick Cage and Ron Pearlman so i gave it a go.  The tone swings from weird buddy cop vibe to well I've got no idea what its trying to be by the end but it involved a very unconvincing CGI demon and people reading from a book, weird.

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