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  • DUFFMAN5 22 Nov 2012 09:26:31 13,799 posts
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    Skyfall
    Better than QoS not as good as CR. I loved the nods to 007 past. I though Bardem did a good job, reminded me a lot of Zorin both in looks and the way Bardem played Silva.
    Daniel Craig as great as ever as Bond, still always expect him to do a Sid James laugh at any moment ;) mind you. The lead ladies were not as Hot as I would expect either, specially that M...
    Overall I would say very slightly disappointed, from all the feedback I was expecting this to be THE Bond movie, and although very good it was not.
    80%

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Lotos8ter 22 Nov 2012 10:01:33 2,324 posts
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    Layer Cake 9/10

    Somehow missed this over the years and watched it t'other night. Very good film with a stellar cast and the odd dodgy accent. Kept me interested all the way through and Sienna Miller looked mighty fine

    Fiat Lux

  • guts 22 Nov 2012 10:17:38 1,690 posts
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    Lotos8ter wrote:
    Layer Cake 9/10

    Somehow missed this over the years and watched it t'other night. Very good film with a stellar cast and the odd dodgy accent. Kept me interested all the way through and Sienna Miller looked mighty fine
    I know what you mean. This is one I didn't bother with for ages because I thought it sounded a bit crap, but I picked it up in a bargain bucket and have watched it a few times now. Great film. Same happened with Love Honour and Obey. I cannot believe I went so long without watching this film.

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  • -cerberus- 22 Nov 2012 12:45:17 2,080 posts
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    Darkness

    I won't spoil anything but this neat little horrorflick has got the balls to go where mainstream horror wouldn't ever dare to venture into. The way it portrays darkness and evil is beautifully done.
    However, the first act is quite clumsy, the rest isn't particularly scary (it's eerie though) and it includes one of the stupidest characters in horrorfilm history. Still, for those of you who played through first Silent Hill and liked the plot (cults, child sacrifice, conspiracies) and you don't mind a wooden performance here and there, I think this one's right up your alley.

    Directed by Jaume Balagueró ([REC]).

    6,5/10

    Edited by -cerberus- at 12:46:01 22-11-2012

    "You see it too? For me, it's always like this..."
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  • Khanivor 23 Nov 2012 04:02:55 39,869 posts
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    Take Shelter - 9.5/10

    Whoah, what a movie! About a man who has dark nightmares about a terrible storm and his family being threatened. He fears for his mind - mis mother was diagnosed paranoid schizo in her 30s - yet starts to take action to protect his family from the terrible events his thinks are coming.

    This film works on a multitude of different levels, each of which are handled with great care and detail. Focusing almost solely on three people this film burns slowly with a tension that made me want to stop watching a few times. The acting is excellent, especially the fella who plays the main. The script sparse but bursting. It's handling of mental illness is the most honest and true I've ever seen. It's really stressful to watch but the payoff is more than worth it, even if the ride itself wasn't so rewarding.

    I had never heard of this film but it's easily on the better movies I've seen in a long while. It's one of those rare movies that gets almost everything right and sticks with you for days later, (saw this on Monday).
  • Deleted user 23 November 2012 05:51:41
    Khani has the Starz free weekend I see. :D (EDIT: Or maybe not if you saw it on Monday)

    Bloody ace film, though. Probably my favourite of the year, and I watched it utterly blind. Michael Shannon went straight from my "list of people I didn't really care about" to "this guy is fucking amazing". He's come a long way from racist-locked-in-a-trunk from Bad Boys 2.

    Edited by meme at 05:52:26 23-11-2012
  • Khanivor 23 Nov 2012 06:01:23 39,869 posts
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    The lady of the house ordered it on Netflix, but yes, free movies this weekend!

    Shannon is now the actor I want to see films that he's in. Not been that blown away by acting since seeing Norton in Primal Fear, although I'd say this was all the more impressive for not being so melodramatic. The acting in the last half is so real it's frightening.
  • Mola_Ram 23 Nov 2012 06:32:54 6,211 posts
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    Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    What is this I don't even-

    I never in a million years would have imagined that a piece of early-90s cheese like Universal Soldier, with the horrible direct-to-video shite that came out under its name for the next decade, would come to this.

    First you had Regeneration, which was dark, gritty and brutal, without a corny one-liner in sight.

    And now this, an experimental fever-dream of a movie, riffing on - of all things - Apocalypse Now. With Jean Claude Van Damme as Kurtz.

    I never thought I would see the day where I could praise any JCVD actioner, let alone Universal Soldier, with a straight, non-ironic face. But here we are. This is one of the best things he's ever been in. It's absolutely brutal, and about as far from the original as you could possibly get.

    8.7/10

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 06:47:29 23-11-2012
  • drhcnip 23 Nov 2012 07:30:42 2,264 posts
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    @Goodfella

    it's actually a decent little film - picked it up for peanuts and didn;t expect much but enjoyed it in the end


    oh, and i loved take shelter as well

    anyone seen another earth? it's piqued my interest and i'm interested in others' views....
  • Blakester 23 Nov 2012 09:16:20 3,347 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    The lady of the house ordered it on Netflix, but yes, free movies this weekend!

    Shannon is now the actor I want to see films that he's in. Not been that blown away by acting since seeing Norton in Primal Fear, although I'd say this was all the more impressive for not being so melodramatic. The acting in the last half is so real it's frightening.
    I am very interested to see his take on General Zod in the new Superman film.

    He's also fantastic in Boardwalk Empire.

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  • Deckard1 23 Nov 2012 09:21:57 25,406 posts
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    Take Shelter was excellent. Shannon still looks too much like the purple one off zig and zag though. It bothers me every time.

    Called it

  • Deleted user 23 November 2012 09:24:07
    The biggest problem with Shannon is that he keeps doing crazy every single time. He needs to do something different for a change.
  • Deleted user 23 November 2012 10:11:39
    Moneyball

    Was ok, wasn't very emotionally engaging, as Pitt's Billy Beene character was a bit of an ass really. Pitt's acting was very watchable as normal, but it certainly lacked something to kick start the viewers relationship with the team/players. Not the best baseball film I've seen. Jonah Hill was good, didn't know he was in this. Maybe you'd enjoy more if you followed baseball unlike some of the other bball films which are more story/character driven.

    71%
  • Gambit1977 23 Nov 2012 10:20:39 9,541 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    The biggest problem with Shannon is that he keeps doing crazy every single time. He needs to do something different for a change.
    He's actually exactly the same in real life. I was scared. What he does, he does well.
  • mikeck 23 Nov 2012 10:24:35 1,837 posts
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    Skyfall

    Yes I'm late to the party, but fuck me, what an awesome film.

    I'm not a huge Bond fan by any means (in fact I've only really ever enjoyed Goldeneye and Casino Royale, even though I've seen a lot more) but this was a great Bond film. From the first shot, the opening credits sequence and Adele track, to the ending...it was fantastic.

    I especially loved the interplay between Bardem and Craig, worked really well.

    I really miss films having opening sequences (when done properly) it really makes a film feel like an event (especially when at the cinema).

    Craig was brilliant, Bardem was a revelation in that role, and the rest of the cast was well fleshed out and all watchable.

    Great film, even greater Bond film.

    10/10
  • Kay 23 Nov 2012 12:41:12 17,402 posts
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    Take Shelter was great, until the cop-out ending.
  • Mola_Ram 23 Nov 2012 12:45:54 6,211 posts
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    Regeneration was a legitimately great action film, and even had some thoughtful moments in it. I was shocked.

    I probably shouldn't have called Day of Reckoning a JCVD movie, because he's not really the star of it. Still, though, definitely worth a watch.
  • Deckard1 23 Nov 2012 12:54:41 25,406 posts
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    Kay wrote:
    Take Shelter was great, until the cop-out ending.
    How's it a cop out?

    Called it

  • glaeken 23 Nov 2012 13:22:20 10,976 posts
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    It's a cop out because he was right all along. That then asks the question how was he right? How did he know? Him being right undermines the is he mental or not question and then opens us up to the idea he has some sort of precognition ability. It would have been far better to leave it as ambiguous. Instead we get a clichéd twist ending where it turns out the guy who everyone thought was nuts turns out to have been right all along

    Edited by glaeken at 13:26:44 23-11-2012
  • Kay 23 Nov 2012 13:26:59 17,402 posts
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    ^^ What he said
  • Deckard1 23 Nov 2012 13:57:24 25,406 posts
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    glaeken wrote:
    It's a cop out because he was right all along. That then asks the question how was he right? How did he know? Him being right undermines the is he mental or not question and then opens us up to the idea he has some sort of precognition ability. It would have been far better to leave it as ambiguous. Instead we get a clichéd twist ending where it turns out the guy who everyone thought was nuts turns out to have been right all along
    Or he was hallucinating again at the end. But I dunno, I liked the ending. I like the way in a way it was a relief because you wanted him to be right, but in being right he's fucked anyways

    Called it

  • glaeken 23 Nov 2012 14:32:00 10,976 posts
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    Yeah but interaction between him and the wife shows she see's it too. Unless of course he is hallucinating that she see's it too. Maybe it was all a dream?

    Anyway it's still a good film just it feels like they had to tag that end on for stupid people. It just smacks creative cowardice and thinking an audience won't be able to cope with an ambiguous ending.

    Edited by glaeken at 14:34:22 23-11-2012
  • Deckard1 23 Nov 2012 14:52:24 25,406 posts
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    glaeken wrote:
    Yeah but interaction between him and the wife shows she see's it too. Unless of course he is hallucinating that she see's it too. Maybe it was all a dream?

    Anyway it's still a good film just it feels like they had to tag that end on for stupid people. It just smacks creative cowardice and thinking an audience won't be able to cope with an ambiguous ending.
    See you're saying the twist ending is cliche, but if anything the ambiguous ending is becoming more cliche than an explained one lately. The amount of films I've watched recently with an ambiguous ending is getting a bit ridiculous to be honest. Especially when I can see it coming - its can be disheartening watching a film knowing that everything is going to be left unexplained at the end.,

    Called it

  • glaeken 23 Nov 2012 14:57:16 10,976 posts
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    Well they went for the greater of two cliché’s then.

    No-one believing the mad man who turns out to be correct is a much bigger cliché for me that leaving things unexplained. I was expecting that twist for the whole film and then I got it. It's such a cliché I don't think it even really is a twist.

    Edited by glaeken at 14:58:09 23-11-2012
  • Deckard1 23 Nov 2012 15:08:41 25,406 posts
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    You're a cliche you big fucking cliche.

    Called it

  • glaeken 23 Nov 2012 15:32:29 10,976 posts
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    A cliche of a response.
  • MightyMetalMonkey 23 Nov 2012 15:38:48 599 posts
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    The most recent version of spiderman - 80%

    I never liked Gwenn, I want M-J.
    That aside, the film works reasonably well, I just prefered Sam Raimi's vision and version.
  • Kay 23 Nov 2012 15:47:20 17,402 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    glaeken wrote:
    Yeah but interaction between him and the wife shows she see's it too. Unless of course he is hallucinating that she see's it too. Maybe it was all a dream?

    Anyway it's still a good film just it feels like they had to tag that end on for stupid people. It just smacks creative cowardice and thinking an audience won't be able to cope with an ambiguous ending.
    See you're saying the twist ending is cliche, but if anything the ambiguous ending is becoming more cliche than an explained one lately. The amount of films I've watched recently with an ambiguous ending is getting a bit ridiculous to be honest. Especially when I can see it coming - its can be disheartening watching a film knowing that everything is going to be left unexplained at the end.,
    But that ending wasn't ambiguous was it? After he comes out of the shelter at the end, it became obvious that it was a mental thing all along.

    If anything, the final scene is the one that makes it ambiguous.
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