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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #630 on: 24 May, 2011, 07:12:11 pm »
Watched Panic Room for the first time the other day, not exactly Fincher's best but a good tight little thriller.

Also went to see Julia's Eyes, from the people who brought you The Orphanage. It's no Orphanage, but it's still a pretty decent movie. Like The Orphanage it's more of a mystery than a horror, although it's got some very creepy ideas in it. And some very cheesy ones, that negate the good work a tad. It's got the same actress too, who looks blooming gorgeous throughout.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #631 on: 24 May, 2011, 07:45:13 pm »
Ooh dear.. Then maybe skip Dredd..

You just put me off it, Mick.

What? Wasn't a picture of a car with wheels enough to tell you it was going to be pish?

I liked the idea that the production seemed to be deliberately emulating the aesthetics of my favorite 70s and 80s post-apocalyptic movies, but constant slow motion puts that notion to rest as those films had a gleefully anarchic energy that slo-mo saps whenever it's used onscreen.

I have come to absolutely hate slow motion because no-one who uses it seems to know what it's for beyond emulating other movies and/or music videos.  If it was necessary to make the 3D effect work or something, that I would understand, but as it is it's not even used to make sure the audience is in no doubt as to what's going on in a scene, it is just there even in visually incomprehensible films like Battle: Los Angeles and Transformers.  I will likely download Dredd for the Playstation so I can watch the slo-mo bits in 1.5, but I think I'll be giving the cinema version a wide berth.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #632 on: 24 May, 2011, 08:08:46 pm »
John Woo is the master of slo-mo. For some reason even though he is blatantly over-using it, it is never not awesome. For some reason I've never found it has much impact elsewhere.


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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #634 on: 24 May, 2011, 10:52:05 pm »
At Tiny Tips request:

Back to the Future.

Go on, say a bad word against it? You cannot, can you?
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #635 on: 24 May, 2011, 11:21:53 pm »
At Tiny Tips request:

Back to the Future.

Go on, say a bad word against it? You cannot, can you?

The dog was unconvincing. I mean, he's called Einstein, but he doesn't really look that clever.

Other than that, perfect.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #636 on: 24 May, 2011, 11:50:36 pm »
BttF is perfect - was even better when we saw it at the cinema last year.

I know it probably won't have many fans around here, but Knocked Up was on when I got in, so ended up watching that again. Seth Rogen tends to divide people and Judd Apatow's output has kind of nosedived in recent years, but I love Knocked Up - it's probably one of my favourite movies in the last few years, and one of those rare films that I can watch again and again.

I especially like the characters of Debbie and Pete - apparently, Apatow's next film is going to be a spin-off based on them - hope it's better than Funny People!

Very much looking forward to catching Bridesmaids this summer.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #637 on: 27 May, 2011, 09:21:11 pm »
As it's the centenary of Vincent Price's birth, my local cinema has just shown The Tingler - not many screams to be had during the blackout, just a few shrieks of laughter, but a damned fine tribute to the man himself just the same!
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #638 on: 27 May, 2011, 10:11:31 pm »
The last film I saw was THOR tonight!!!! That was great. It had loads of great elements from the comics, in a story that made sense, with some really spectacular action scenes, in which the Destroyer was a stand-out special effect. And isn't Chris Hemsworth a handsome fellow? My goodness.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #639 on: 27 May, 2011, 10:19:26 pm »
CENTURION
Nowhere near as bad as i was especting for a straight to DVD release.Granted some of the plot a blind man on a galloping horse could see coming but enjoyable nonetheless.
Pity that it tells the story of the 9th legion in Britain and will be swallowed up and forgotten by the release of The Eagle.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #640 on: 27 May, 2011, 10:20:10 pm »
Having a lovely night in, drawing up a comic strip and enjoying a double bill of Escape From New York and Tremors!

Hmmm, what to watch next?

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #641 on: 27 May, 2011, 10:31:30 pm »
CENTURION
Nowhere near as bad as i was especting for a straight to DVD release.Granted some of the plot a blind man on a galloping horse could see coming but enjoyable nonetheless.
Pity that it tells the story of the 9th legion in Britain and will be swallowed up and forgotten by the release of The Eagle.

I enjoyed that too. Plenty action compared to King Arthur (kind of similar) and just very convincing all round. Less of a story as you say, but well, plots are for TV shows these days it seems.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #642 on: 27 May, 2011, 11:13:45 pm »
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Dead Black Man's Pearl Chest at the End of the World's Strange Tides - in 3d. Watchable, but disappointing. There's not much of the exuberance, imagination and downright good fun of the prequels on show here. There's a lot of wandering around in jungles, presumably to give the characters something to do while the film makers decide what's going to happen next - which turns out to be not much. Ian McShane is good value as always, but every time I see him I expect Tinker to turn up and try to sell him a kettle.

The biggest saving grace? Well...



Ah, Penélope (in 3d)...

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #643 on: 27 May, 2011, 11:18:06 pm »
Thanks for that Lovejoy reference...i now will be unable to see McShane in anything without thinking the same :D

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #644 on: 27 May, 2011, 11:40:37 pm »
Thanks for that Lovejoy reference...i now will be unable to see McShane in anything without thinking the same :D

It is quite distracting. Every time a mysterious c0<£$*<£ing stranger walked through the c0<£$*<£ing saloon doors in Deadwood I expected it to be Tinker with a c0<£$*<£ing kettle.

Ruined it for me.