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Skyfall is a joke. It has enjoyable parts, but they totally bottled it and just went for crowd pleasing nonsense over any attempt to make a proper film. I know that sounds ridiculous concerning a Bond film but there were literally tens of ludicrous moments that are just shoehorned in there for a convenient giggle. It's all the more galling because Casino Royale was excellent.|
The whole Shanghai section was really good though, I wanted it to stay there.
Safety Not Guaranteed - 8/10|
The best romantic comedy I've seen for a very long time. In fact, it's the first watchable romantic comedy I've seen since 500 Days of Summer. Slickly directed by Coling Treverrow (possibly the next Star Wars helmer), with a very sharp, funny script and some great acting, the central plot revolves around some reporters who chase a bloke who may be travelling back in time. To say any more would spoil a lot of fun stuff. Go watch it now!
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Donnie Darko and Ugly Betty both put in great performances. Makes me think of a hyper stylistic extended episode of The Wire or NYPD blue. Really enjoyed it.
HarryPalmer wrote:The whole Shanghai section was one building filmed in Bishopsgate in London.
LB, you really are a massive geek.
Lawless 8/10 very good film|
The Sweeney 6/10 bit disappointed with this film
Deadfall 9/10 Superb film
Rock N Grohl
beastmaster wrote:Yeah, I'm not surprised. It's a real deal feelgood movie, although I was wondering which way it would go right up till the very last moment.
One of my films of the year.
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Killing them softly. |
This one i'm going to have to watch again. I liked what i saw. But the audio mix in my cinema was fucking all over the place. I understand this is some part intentional - but up to where mickey gets beaten up, it was dipping and from loud to quiet, and the ambient noises where fucking loud. After that scene it settled down a bit to what felt like normal. So 'm not sure if its the film , or the cinema.
Overall, it was decent. The political cycnism/social commentary is a too force fed, but the performances were good and the events that unfold are gripping enough to hold my attention.
7/10 For now. Could change on repeat viewings.
PSN - Cloudsheaven
BinaryBob101 wrote:Been looking forward to this! Sounds fantastic.
GuiltySpark wrote:Heh. That's a coincidence because, because last night I watched:
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Never Too Early/10
Why look, it's a blog:
The best bit was when the seat of the guy sitting next to us broke and he fell to the floor.
The while thing was some good ideas hung together really badly. Talky bits are fine if they are interesting but this had too many. Erm, thought the intro was good. Wouldn't buy the dvd.
Two films in two nights, and both of them heavy going.|
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
Was very drawn into this, great character performances by all, the only thing lacking for me was any motivation of why this all happened, seemed a bit light in the exposition as to why. Not a major issue though, as this was a well crafted film.
Worth the watch.
Where to begin...what fucking downer.
Weisz was very watchable, and gave a strong performance, the film is based on a true story, and it's an incredibly harrowing one at that. I won't go into the details, but it'gritty stuff.
As it's based on reality, there is no happy ending, so it's a pretty emotion wrenching experience really.
It's always hard to recommend films this grounded in reality, and this harrowing, but it is worth watching...you'll just feel mighty disillusioned about the world afterwards.
Some background reading
Obligatory wiki link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Bolkovac
The Dreamers (2003) 8/10|
“A masterpiece” - The Telegraph
That kinda caught my attention in Cex the other week, and worth a punt at £4
Made in 2003, set in 1968 Paris. I liked the setting, the old cars etc. The film starts of well enough. Most of the time the film is in English, and switches to subtitles to cover the French language when the brother and sister identical twins decided to speak French.
There are two types of dreamers in `The Dreamers': the three main characters, who create their own interior world and prefer to view the outside world by watching classic 1930s cinema; and the socialist street revolutionaries of riot-torn 1968 Paris, who attempt to overthrow the political and economic power structure. - IMDb Reviewer
The film looks good. The story is kinda odd. Eva Green gets her kit off, which helped my focus. I think I liked the film. There were one of two awkward moments, for example: Theo knocking one out, which would have been difficult to watch in the confines of a cinema. Blame it on the actors or director or script, but never once did it seem all that convincing, but it was ok, different, never boring, worth a watch.
Mention should go to the music. The film contains many old classic tracks. I loved that side of the film.
-cerberus- wrote:Wonderful film.
Also, some people go on about that sex scene in 'Enemy at the Gates' but the one in this film is far more desperate and primal. Or is that just a pervy teenage memory?.
Anyone seen The Master yet?|
My local aren't bothering to show, so it'll be a trek. Dunno if its one of these "how acty am I" Oscar films or something special. Would be grateful if anyone can enlighten me.
It's on general release in the UK today. Some here may have seen it in London though.
Going tonight or tomorrow afternoon. In all honestly, I don't know if I even like the look of it. Still a must see for me though. Perhaps as a double with Argo.
Edit: Deoesn't actually answer your question though. Sorry
Edited by beastmaster at 08:26:41 16-11-2012
The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.
Headhunters 9/10 - excellent intelligent movie......y'know like the americans used to do.|
When I saw trailers for this I thought it was an american film starring Steve Buschemi so I was suprised when it was all foreign and that.
What a great film. Definately watch it if you like movies.
Immortals 8/10 - suprised by this one on sky anytime. Thought it was going to be a load of bollocks like Clash of the titans but it pretty good tbh. Coherent (but predictable) story wit excellent casting. Very enjoyable
Edited by Madder-Max at 10:02:17 16-11-2012
99 problems and being ginger is one
@beastmaster - no probs mate, it been out in the West End for a couple of weeks, general release today and I know some people on here get to see films early at previews etc.|
You've hit the nail on the head though, I don't know if I want to see it either. I put more store in some of the comments on here than the paid reviewers so I'll wait a few days and see if owt turns up
Edit - let us know your thoughts please.
Argo is excellent, one of my favourites of the year. very well done, very well acted and proper tense - enjoy
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'Arbitrage', with Richard Gere. Superb performance from him, and a hard-hitting film about a financial crisis that spirals out of control. |
Really good performance from RG, and a film a millon miles away from bullshit like 'The Avengers'.
vijay_UK wrote:Agree, it is a good film!
French language movie about...well, about some stuff.
If you love long lingering shots of a bloke taking his shoes off and hanging up his coat, this is the film for you.
That makes it sound like I hated it, far from it, but, I wish I'd seen with in the company of others so I could discuss it. It's a very layered film. Good performances and not very sympathetic mains. It requires you to be extremely observant. That's if you even care by the end.
blacksea wrote:Eva Green, ohman. i don't care for the film, but she is exquisite, clothed or otherwise.
I watched This Means War.
Why. what. just.
Just started watching Lawless.|
How desperate to be 'cool' can a film be?
Well that was dull. Trying to hard to be cool was only one of its problems.|
Guy Pearce doing an impression of FBI dude in prison break season 2 was a huge low.
Just Go with It|
Adam Sandler makes Jennifer Anniston pretend to be his wife or somet (I didn't pay too much attention) so he can get in to bed with an even more insanely, unrealistically attractive, would never go out with adam sandlers character in a billion years, chick. It's as good as it sounds, and I felt like I really grew as a person after watching it!
Edited by megastar at 16:41:19 16-11-2012
More attractive then Jennifer Anniston? This I must see.|
Edit- Just googled it and Jennifer Anniston is definitely more attractive.
Edited by iHAZaCHEEZ3burger at 17:04:18 16-11-2012
Gambit1977 wrote:Did you watch the end credits?