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  • TechnoHippy 16 Jun 2013 09:30:07 14,716 posts
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    IT

    IT is one of my favourite Stephen King novels and this is a pretty good adaptation, except for the end, but we'll get to that. The flashbacks of the childhood memories work best and Pennywise the Clown is an excellent character. Tim Curry plays him well, he's evil and funny and pulls the arms off children.

    Like most of King's stories it does a great job of portraying strange small towns. The story of the life of the kids with the ups and downs also comes across well.

    Unfortunately the end boss fight spoils the film somewhat. After Pennywise the reveal is a disappointment. With this the film highlights King's greatest weakness, he can't write endings.

    Still this is an entertaining film and has some excellent horror moments.

    7/10

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  • Tomo 16 Jun 2013 09:32:24 13,985 posts
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    Seven - 10/10

    Seen this so many times now and it never gets old. I think it's the best serial killer film bar none. The acting is great, it's beautifully shot, the story whips along and the ending is incredible.
  • DUFFMAN5 16 Jun 2013 10:14:15 15,408 posts
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    Fifty Dead Men walking
    From Wiki:

    The film is set from 1988 until 1991, the time in which McGartland acted as an undercover agent within the IRA during The Troubles. In 1991, his cover was blown and he was kidnapped by the IRA, although he later escaped from an interrogation and execution, and went into hiding.
    At the time of the release of the film, McGartland was still in hiding. The film takes its name from McGartland's statement within his book to have saved the lives of fifty people during his time as an agent.[1]
    McGartland disowned the film as was reported in the Sunday Times on March 29, 2009. He told the Sunday Times that "they are saying it was based on a true story, but what is the definition of 'based on a true story'? Is it 50% true, 70% true, 10%?" The Sunday Times further reported that McGartland contended "that the movie is fundamentally a lie that misrepresents his career and his motivation. He believes that if Kari Skogland, the director, had stuck closer to the account he gave in his book and in a BBC documentary, then she would have had a better film."


    I enjoyed it, tense and heavy going but well acted, apart from Ben Kingsley, felt he was miscast.

    80%

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  • TechnoHippy 16 Jun 2013 12:52:57 14,716 posts
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    Dead Man Walking

    This is a superb film. The story is about a nun who visits a man sentenced on death row, she seeks to help him, both practically and spiritually. The film has wonderful performances from everyone involved, it's also quite a collection of well known faces. Jack Black even makes an appearance :-)

    Well acted, well filmed and interesting story. This is a moving film that shows the emotional turmoil of an execution for all involved. It also reflects on the quandary of forgiveness when dealing with the aftermath of a terrible crime such as this. I'll say it again, this is a superb film.

    9/10

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  • BinaryBob101 16 Jun 2013 13:11:02 24,431 posts
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    Man of Steel - 8/10

    A very solid reboot, imo. The first 40 minutes on Krypton are totally barnstorming, Crowe and Co really lend some gravitas and the battle scenes are like the best Star Wars you've never seen. I thought the flashback structure was well used and it made the origin story scenes work well. Costner is the emotional heart of the film here and does a great job, shame we don't get more of him.

    Amy Adams was a bit crap and as others have mentioned, the chemistry between them is virtually zero, this could potentially be a massive problem for the sequel, tbh I'd like the role to be recast.

    Shannon is perfect for Zod though, ranging from menacing to utterly insane. Top job.

    The rest of the cast have little to do really, which is a shame, but there's a LOT to get through, lesser characters can be built up in the next one.

    Lost for words on the score, my mouth was agape trying to process most of the action on screen to fully take it in, but it was soaringly majestic and heartbreaking at the right times in equal measure.

    I do understand why some will have a few major issues with the length of the final throwdown amongst other things too, but for me there'd been enough character and atmosphere beforehand to make each and every punch through a skyscraper worth it.

    Finally, a Superman film that gives us action Superman deserves and a great origin tale too.

    Edited by BinaryBob101 at 13:15:16 16-06-2013

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  • Anthony_UK 16 Jun 2013 13:31:23 2,551 posts
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    Flight 8/10

    I have a secret man crush on Denzel, so thought I'd give this a watch and I'm glad I did. Caught me off guard as it really wasn't what I expected, but by the end it totally won me over. Top stuff!
  • Trowel 16 Jun 2013 13:52:43 18,064 posts
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    Man Of Steel - 7/10

    Much better than I was expecting. Two aspects a big improvement on Superman: the backstory has some substance (and is segued in cleverly with current events), and Henry Cavill plays Clark just right (though I enjoyed Reeve's comic turn, it was grating in places).

    Started to get a headache from the constant faux-amateur camera work. Shooting directly into a light, cropping badly, but worst of all the persistent repeated zoom-in/out to correct poor focus. Ngggh, we get it, enough already.

    Main story is ok, but the biggest - and most predictable downside - was the first half hour and final third were basically Avengers Assemble (which I really don't like); 9/11 ruined the action movie.
  • Stockings 16 Jun 2013 13:59:51 1,123 posts
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    Scanners(On Youtube)

    7/10

    Loads of nice touches like GREAT sound effects for the scanning, and even better, different sound effects for diff types of scan, Each scanners scan has a diff effect on recipients as well.

    Cheaply made and it looks it, terrible lead actor, slow and a bit boring in places, but it remains interesting and unique throughout and has the best boss battle ever at the end.
  • M83J01P97 16 Jun 2013 14:01:29 6,711 posts
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    Stockings wrote:
    Scanners(On Youtube)

    7/10

    Loads of nice touches like GREAT sound effects for the scanning, and even better, different sound effects for diff types of scan, Each scanners scan has a diff effect on recipients as well.

    Cheaply made and it looks it, terrible lead actor, slow and a bit boring in places, but it remains interesting and unique throughout and has the best boss battle ever at the end.
    Now watch Videodrome.

    Scanners is one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made by the way ;)
  • mrpon 16 Jun 2013 14:03:45 29,575 posts
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    Anthony_UK wrote:
    Caught me off guard as it really wasn't what I expected
    Didn't have the lube ready? ;)

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  • TarickStonefire 16 Jun 2013 14:35:32 3,436 posts
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    M83J01P97 wrote:
    Stockings wrote:
    Scanners(On Youtube)

    7/10

    Loads of nice touches like GREAT sound effects for the scanning, and even better, different sound effects for diff types of scan, Each scanners scan has a diff effect on recipients as well.

    Cheaply made and it looks it, terrible lead actor, slow and a bit boring in places, but it remains interesting and unique throughout and has the best boss battle ever at the end.
    Now watch Videodrome.

    Scanners is one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made by the way ;)
    I remember when I first saw Scanners about 20-odd years ago in my early teens the pacing and the look of it were half the appeal. Great film, classic Whatsisface.

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  • TarickStonefire 16 Jun 2013 14:39:44 3,436 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Started to get a headache from the constant faux-amateur camera work. Shooting directly into a light, cropping badly, but worst of all the persistent repeated zoom-in/out to correct poor focus. Ngggh, we get it, enough already.
    What is it, a found-footage style movie?!

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  • craigy Staff 16 Jun 2013 15:20:35 7,843 posts
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    Behind the Candelabra: 6/10

    Normally love Soderbergh, but didn't particularly enjoy this. Liberace was a walking, talking expository device. I don't have a huge regard for hatchet job biopics where the soul purpose is to undermine the legacy of someone (see the recent BBC film about Hitchcock, for example). Still, it's always nice to see Soderbergh at work, and the camerawork in places was especially ace. He really makes an effort to transition from wide establishing shots to more intimate setups without cutting, which makes for some interesting visuals.
  • BinaryBob101 16 Jun 2013 15:36:52 24,431 posts
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    TarickStonefire wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    Started to get a headache from the constant faux-amateur camera work. Shooting directly into a light, cropping badly, but worst of all the persistent repeated zoom-in/out to correct poor focus. Ngggh, we get it, enough already.
    What is it, a found-footage style movie?!
    Nah, he's gone a bit overboard there. It's a handheld, verite vibe that's not as shakicam as he describes. I had no issue with the camerawork. I t would have been a nightmare in 3D though.

    Edited by BinaryBob101 at 20:02:02 16-06-2013

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  • TechnoHippy 16 Jun 2013 16:27:57 14,716 posts
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    Serenity

    I'm a huge fan of Firefly, it's one of my top three TV shows. The film isn't quite as good, but it's a fitting conclusion and does answer a few questions raised in the series. It has the same qualities as the series, the crew fit well with each other and the banter draws you in. The Shepard only has a passing involvement in the film, which is a shame as he was one of my favourite characters.

    For me River was one of the weaker characters in the show, but she comes into her own more in the film. Her fight scenes are a wonderful display of movement. Jayne as always is a jot to watch. It looks good, sounds good and is fun to watch.

    I didn't weep this time, but I did the first time I watched it. If you don't know why then you need to watch the film to find out :-)

    9/10

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  • TechnoHippy 16 Jun 2013 18:09:49 14,716 posts
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    Dog Soldiers

    One of my favourite Werewolf films, Dog Soldiers is the story of a squad of soldiers on a training exercise in the Scottish Highlands, there they encounter a family of werewolves and shenanigans ensue. What I like about the film is that it plays it straight and so do the soldiers. Sure they freak out, but they also take it on the chin and get on with it.

    The characters in the film are fun, for the most part they play stereotypes of British culture, but together it creates a workable dynamic. The banter between the team is also amusing in places, but also accentuating their predicament.

    The fight in the kitchen is excellent :-)

    Overall it's a great film, well worth checking out if you like monster horrors.

    9/10

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  • BinaryBob101 16 Jun 2013 18:22:55 24,431 posts
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    Sausages.

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  • TechnoHippy 16 Jun 2013 18:32:02 14,716 posts
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    :-)

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  • Deleted user 16 June 2013 19:08:48
    Casino Royale (2006) 8/10

    Thought this was quite good. Liked the opening sequence and theme tune. The first 40 minutes whiz past with itís long action sequence. The film felt like 3 action sequences linked by some story. It lacked gadgets, and a certain Bondness, although it is superior compared to the dull Quantum of Solace.

    I have read some say Casino Royale is better than Skyfall, which I have yet to see. Iíll get around to Skyfall someday ;)


    I picked up the 2 disc Special Edition DVD for £1.50
    The Bonus material is ok. It features an interesting section on Casino Royale Special FX, Music video that goes with the intro song, and a section about Bond girls which seemed like filler.

    Edited by blacksea at 07:35:30 17-06-2013
  • LionheartDJH 16 Jun 2013 19:29:10 19,547 posts
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    Prometheus - 5/10

    Disappointing to say the least. Feels disconnected at times and some things are just not explained very well, or even at all. Some stuff happens which just defies any kind of logic. Characters are all two dimensional archetypes with no personality and there is some poor dialogue and instances of forced exposition throughout. Overall the writing is pretty poor.

    I know the point of it was to make an Alien prequel, but I can't help feel it would have worked better as a stand alone movie in its own universe, I mean it's not like the search for humanity's origins isn't epic in its own right.

    Unforgiven - 7/10

    Not quite as good as I was expecting but still a decent Western. Clint's internal battle was the highlight, culminating in a fantastic scene near the end. Shows the gritty reality of frontier life well and has some tense scenes.

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  • Gunzberg 16 Jun 2013 20:08:26 1,753 posts
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    Phantom 7/10

    Decent submarine drama with Ed Harris

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  • nickthegun 16 Jun 2013 20:09:34 61,325 posts
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    Superman 2 - I find it really difficult to watch now. Aside from a few screaming gaps in logic I just find the transition between old hag with a terrible haircut Lois and relatively normal looking Lois almost unbearable, especially since the former is always accompanied by a tub-of-valseline soft focus which is unbelievably jarring in a cut between her and the sharp focussed and handsome Reeve.

    Its just insane how they couldnt even give the drug addled, nervous breakdown Lois a wig that would at least have made it look like they were *trying* to be consistent, even in the same fucking scene.

    And theres just loads of bits that are lazy. Terrence Stamp literally never does anything other than stand there. If Zod moves even an inch, its done by an incredibly unconvincing stunt double.

    Why do they all have random super powers? Telekinesis? Plastic SuperLogos? Mind wiping kisses? I realise that all of these things are cheaper than them actually fighting, but was it really that difficult to make do with the already quite broad set of super powers? Why is superman such a clumsy bastard when he is pretending to be Clark? Why was superman such a petty fuckhole, going back and beating that dude up?

    I really dont know what changed last night, but I just couldnt forgive all the really sloppy shit in it anymore. Its like a switch flicked.

    Thats said, Im still fond of it. Its a cultural touchstone, has some really nice parts and is still a decent watch. The part where Clark decides to stop pissing about and to tell lois hes superman is amazing. He takes his glasses off and is genuinely two different people.

    7/10

    Star Wars Ep 1 - TPM: Hilariously, it hasnt even got the effects going for it anymore. The green screen looks ropey and the CGI is a bit shit.

    2/10

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  • Deleted user 16 June 2013 20:50:28
    The main issues with Supes 2 is that it's literally two different movies wodged together after Donner filmed most of it, then they replaced him with Lester. The Donner Cut they recently did goes some way to fixing the bizarreness (teleportation, giant plastic S, date-rape), but it's more for curio sake than anything - papering over the cracks with dodgy voiceovers and budget CGI.
  • nickthegun 16 Jun 2013 21:23:38 61,325 posts
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    Yeah, I realise that. Apparently, and obviously when you think about it, all the scenes with normal Lois were shot with Donner and Crackhead Lois was shot with lester, but the thing that got me was what an utterly piss poor job they job they did of reconciling the two sets of footage. Its actually laughable at points, namely when the entire cast is in Perry Whites office and her appearance changes from shot to shot.

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  • beastmaster 16 Jun 2013 21:23:42 11,993 posts
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    I have been watching Upstream Colour but after an intriguing opening 15 minutes or so, I gave it another 20 mins before switching off. There's only so much I can watch of a man listening to pigs. Lots of other problems with it as well but I can't be bothered explaining.

    It's from the writer/director of Primer which I have not seen but will give it a go. On Netflix US. I know a lot of people like Primer so may take to this.

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  • Spanky 16 Jun 2013 23:20:47 14,610 posts
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    Man of Steel:
    50% the worst of Nolan
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    30% the worst of Snyder
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    20% the worst of Bay
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    2/10. Ugh :confused:

    Plubs

  • Ezzy_525 16 Jun 2013 23:34:01 11 posts
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    Man of Steel - 7 out of 10 as any film. 10/10 as a Superman film.

    Cavill fits the role perfectly. Amy Adams was wrong for her role as Lois Lane...for me Lois will always be a brunette (and Terri Hatcher lol).

    Can't wait for the sequel...LexCorp. anyone??? Hehehe

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  • Dougs 17 Jun 2013 09:28:11 69,528 posts
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    Django Unchained - 8.5/10. Loved Waltz, as ever, and thought the script was ace. Foxx was superb too. The 2nd half felt a little underdeveloped character-wise, but loved the typical QT comic-esque violence and the camera work. Some jaw dropping scenery and plenty of nods to the spaghetti westerns. Not quite up there with Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs, but close.
  • beastmaster 17 Jun 2013 09:41:10 11,993 posts
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    Legion - 4/10

    What utter tosh! But I was in the mood for utter tosh last night and it's got Adrianne Palicki in it.

    I did LOL towards the end with the final mano e mano stand-off. A spinning electric mace!

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  • Trowel 17 Jun 2013 19:57:32 18,064 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Django Unchained - 8.5/10. Loved Waltz, as ever, and thought the script was ace. Foxx was superb too. The 2nd half felt a little underdeveloped character-wise, but loved the typical QT comic-esque violence and the camera work. Some jaw dropping scenery and plenty of nods to the spaghetti westerns. Not quite up there with Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs, but close.
    We watched that yesterday too - great first hour like you say, but tails off once Di Caprio appears as pace slows and the focus moves to dialogue, plus Kerry Washington plays his wife like it's a panto.

    Interesting fact about this film: it was the first movie in 18 years where Samuel L Jackson has not played himself, instead playing the role of his tedious motherfucking dad.
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