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  • TechnoHippy 22 Dec 2013 16:52:04 14,718 posts
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    The Imposter

    This is an excellent thriller, it's filmed as a documentary with some dramatisation and is based on the case of a French conman who pretends to be a boy who disappeared several years previously from a town in Texas. You are told that he isn't the boy from the start and it focuses on how he came to steal the missing boy's identity.

    It's an interesting story and it's told well. The story transforms after the man is accepted as the missing boy, but it all seems a bit off, why have they taken this man into their home? WHat starts as something a bit odd and creepy turns into something more sinister,

    The pacing is excellent and many fictional thrillers could learn a lesson or two from this story and how it is presented. Unfortunately like many things in real life there isn't a clean ending to the film, but the journey and the questions along the way make it well worth a watch.

    8/10

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  • bad09 22 Dec 2013 22:43:41 5,904 posts
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    Die Hard - Die Hard/10
    Quite possibly the best review of Die Hard I've ever read.

    It's Christmas so I'm gonna walk over some doritos and watch Die Hard 1/2 on Christmas Eve.



    Edited by bad09 at 22:44:00 22-12-2013
  • beastmaster 22 Dec 2013 23:17:02 11,418 posts
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    Watched a few over the last couple of days.

    The Lone Ranger - 3/10

    A film that turns out to be worthy of the critical lambasting it got and it's easy to see why it bombed at the box office. It's a shit film.

    Bought to you from the same people that milked the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise dry, this film is a bloated, overblown mess that only briefly displays a sense of fun and what could have been.

    It would be easy top say that Depp does Captain Jack Sparrow again but under a different guise as Tonto. Only problem is, Tonto isn't half as interesting as Sparrow.

    The film is about 45 minutes too long. A lot of nothing very much happens in this. There are some very violent and dark scenes are in there for a 12A. They've gone for gritty and ended up shitty!

    The real shame is that there's an action scene towards the end which is, you know, exciting and fun. Especially when the William Tell Overture kicks in. The film should have been a lot more like this instead of whatever it was they shat out.

    The East - 7/10

    A rather decent, tense thriller about an undercover agent who's assignment involves infiltratiuing a gang of 'eco terrorists' called The East.

    The film stars Brit Marling who's fast becoming a favourite of mine. Most of the films I've seen her in are pretty damn good. She co produced and co wrote this and I found it to be another decent film.

    The acting is superb from everyone involved. It's got a terrific cast. The performances keep you hooked even though the film is a tad predictable. I've not seen any film of this ilk this year (or if I have, I've totally forgotten about it), so it's worth a watch if you fancy watching something a bit different.

    Blue Is The Warmest Colour - 10/10

    Winner of the 2013 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, not only for the film but the two lead actresses. Deservedly so, as this film is absolutely stunning.

    This coming of age film tells the coming of age story of Adèle who, although tries dating a boys, instantly falls in love with the blue haired Emma. The story focuses on the relationship between the two and how it effects the people around them.

    The acting in this film will no doubt win both actresses numerous awards. It almost feels as though you're watching a documentary as the actings so natural. The main actress Adèle Exarchopoulos is virtually in every scene and is a bona-fide star in the making. Co-star Léa Seydoux is a bit more well known. She is in Ghost Protocol and Midnight in Paris. Her performance as Emma is just as good.

    The film does contain some extremely intense and explicit lesbian scenes. So be careful who you watch it with. Not one to take your gran to. It's also French and contains subtitles, in case that bothers you.

    Utterly mesmerising from start to finish, the three hour running time of this film almost is not long enough. One of the most remarkable films I've ever seen.

    Die Hard - 10/10

    Back on the big screen for it's 25th Anniversary. Really the best place to see this. I've lost track of how many times I've seen this at the cinema. It's probably in the teens somewhere, but hey, it's been out for 25 years and every time it comes on the big screen, I'll go and see it.

    Anyhow, there's not much left to be said about this. For me, it's a triple whammy. Best film, best action film and best Xmas film.

    Edit: "The Mayor is gonna have my ass."

    Edited by beastmaster at 23:49:55 22-12-2013

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • Deleted user 23 December 2013 00:49:30
    SKYFALL

    Started off James bond, ended up BBC drama.

    Pretty shit / 10
  • Deckard1 23 Dec 2013 08:18:09 28,001 posts
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    Prisoners

    Caught this in a little black and white theater in Botswana and its pretty great. Wasn't totally sold on the ending but its a pretty intense ride to get there. Not normally a Hugh Jackman fan but he's very good in this as is Jake Glyanhlhaul
  • LeoliansBro 23 Dec 2013 09:15:46 44,246 posts
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    Arbitrage. 7/10, tight thriller about a hedge fund manager's world unravelling as the sale of his business and his personal life threaten to fall apart around him. Doesn't shoot for the moon but it works very well within its boundaries. It's the kind of role Richard Gere was born to play as well, and the supporting cast are excellent, particularly crumpled, dogged Tim Roth being dogged and crumpled as a crumpled, dogged policeman doggedly crumpling down his crumpled, dogged etc. I'd recommend.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Trowel 23 Dec 2013 09:27:47 17,783 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Arbitrage. 7/10, tight thriller about a hedge fund manager's world unravelling as the sale of his business and his personal life threaten to fall apart around him. Doesn't shoot for the moon but it works very well within its boundaries. It's the kind of role Richard Gere was born to play as well, and the supporting cast are excellent, particularly crumpled, dogged Tim Roth being dogged and crumpled as a crumpled, dogged policeman doggedly crumpling down his crumpled, dogged etc. I'd recommend.
    Bit of a hidden gem Arbitrage. Could easily have been overcomplicated, but the story is told without condescension and Gere is perfect for the role.
  • woodnotes 23 Dec 2013 09:31:39 4,925 posts
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    This is the End - 4/10

    Stayed straight-faced the entire way through the film, not even slightly amusing on any level. You can throw as many comedy 'celebrities', stunts and effects at the screen as you like, but it doesn't make a shit unfunny film either good nor funny.
  • Gambit1977 23 Dec 2013 09:37:55 9,706 posts
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    BillCityfingers wrote:
    SKYFALL

    Started off James bond, ended up BBC drama.

    Pretty shit / 10
    thank god I am not alone :D
  • spindle9988 23 Dec 2013 09:53:10 3,590 posts
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    Kick ass 2 7/10

    Not as bad as the reviews lead me to believe. Not as good as the 1st, but still good fun

    Edited by spindle9988 at 10:21:58 23-12-2013
  • spindle9988 23 Dec 2013 09:54:25 3,590 posts
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    woodnotes wrote:
    This is the End - 4/10

    Stayed straight-faced the entire way through the film, not even slightly amusing on any level. You can throw as many comedy 'celebrities', stunts and effects at the screen as you like, but it doesn't make a shit unfunny film either good nor funny.
    I thought this film was really funny in places
  • Deckard1 23 Dec 2013 09:58:54 28,001 posts
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    It is.
  • spindle9988 23 Dec 2013 10:20:09 3,590 posts
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    I know
  • TechnoHippy 23 Dec 2013 10:40:01 14,718 posts
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    Parker

    I like watching Jason Statham in action, he makes a good action star and has some excellent moves on him. In fairness he tends to play the same character in all of his films (with some minor variations), I don't hold that against him, I like that character and it works well in a lot of stories. Unfortunately it doesn't work so well in this one.

    It starts well with a slick robbery in which he shows himself to be the skilled, calm member of the team (he plays the honourable criminal capable of handling himself in this film). The team then double crosses him and leaves him for dead, so he quite rightly starts hunting him down.

    For this type of film to work you need three things, the first is a decent hero which it has. The second is a decent enemy, which it lacks, sort off. The crew have some familiar faces and almost make a good team for the hero to pit his skills against. The team don't really match their skills, in fact the only real peril Statham has is against a contract knife man (which is admittedly a good fight).

    The third is that of a gimmick or a sidekick, here the film does a little better. Jennifer Lopez plays a sexy real estate who is down on her luck and see Statham as a potential client. She figures out what is going on and becomes more involved in the plot. She doesn't really really raise the film to any great height, but she isn't too annoying.

    In fairness this wasn't ever likely to be a great film and if you like action then he's done better films, but it's not terrible and it did entertain me for an hour and a half.

    5/10

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  • LeoliansBro 23 Dec 2013 10:46:32 44,246 posts
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    Thor

    7/10. Big dumb action movie which forgets this halfway through and thankfuly sheds the rubber bullshit costumes and, less thankfully, decides to try its hand briefly at comedy. The set pieces are brilliant and briliantly you never lose the 'this guy must be crazy' vibe from the scientists. Summed up perfectly with the little 'you speak weird' 'good weird or bad weird' 'I don't know yet' exchange.

    Love the Destroyer, genuinely menacing with its empty head. Love Heimdall, fuck me but Idris Elba is a presence in front of the camera. And absolutely loved the end sequence showing just how far away Asgard is from Earth, and just how impossible Nathalie Portman's search is at the end. However the costumes looked awful, Hopkins didn't look the part at all and 'Sif and the warriors three' can fuck right off back to the Hobbit.

    Worth watching though, very definitely.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • JiveHound 23 Dec 2013 10:47:44 2,442 posts
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    Gambit1977 wrote:
    BillCityfingers wrote:
    SKYFALL

    Started off James bond, ended up BBC drama.

    Pretty shit / 10
    thank god I am not alone :D
    Skyfall was a load of wank. Even worse because It was hyped as something worthwhile. They should just give the series to Martin Campbell as he's saved Bond twice now.

    Edited by JiveHound at 10:50:38 23-12-2013

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  • -cerberus- 23 Dec 2013 10:57:09 2,875 posts
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    The Brave One

    The perfect American couple gets mugged, one of them gets killed, the other survives and wants revenge und so weiter. We've seen it all before... but not with Jodie Foster!

    Very predictable, fairly entertaining, worth a watch.

    6.5/10

    Edited by -cerberus- at 10:58:05 23-12-2013

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  • khaz 23 Dec 2013 12:41:20 2,786 posts
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    JiveHound wrote:
    Gambit1977 wrote:
    BillCityfingers wrote:
    SKYFALL

    Started off James bond, ended up BBC drama.

    Pretty shit / 10
    thank god I am not alone :D
    Skyfall was a load of wank. Even worse because It was hyped as something worthwhile. They should just give the series to Martin Campbell as he's saved Bond twice now.
    I didn't think it was particularly good either. Hmm, there's more of us than I realised.
  • TheSaint 23 Dec 2013 12:49:34 14,414 posts
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    It wasn't that much of an uncommon opinion when it came out either.

    I'm sure if you dig up the tread you'll find plenty of negative comments about the story, CGI Komodo dragons and Home Alone-esque ending.
  • kalel 23 Dec 2013 13:06:29 87,697 posts
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    I like it. Best baddie since Spy Who Loved Me, which is the most important thing in any Bond film. The end is a bit silly but it's not that bad (or unusual - I think people forget just how shit the finale of most Bond films is).
  • BillMurray 23 Dec 2013 13:15:49 7,742 posts
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    Howl's Moving Castle - 10/10

    Fantastic. Gets better with repeated viewings aswell.
  • thefilthandthefury 23 Dec 2013 13:17:20 25,020 posts
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    I thought the end seemed moderately believable for a Bond finale. I really enjoyed it.
  • kalel 23 Dec 2013 13:21:21 87,697 posts
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    I think that's the problem people have with it. It's too much like a proper film, which jars with what people's idea of Bond should be. But if you try and make a traditional Bond film these days you'll end up with Die Another Day, so you can't win really.

    I really like the new Bond films, and I'm glad Mendes is getting another crack at it, as aside from everything else I thought Skyfall was an incredible looking film.
  • Gambit1977 23 Dec 2013 13:24:17 9,706 posts
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    Yeah, to be fair, I'm probably not the greatest judge as I just think Bond is shit.
    Casino Royale, Dr No, Goldfinger and License to Kill aside.
  • LeoliansBro 23 Dec 2013 13:37:13 44,246 posts
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    Goldeneye got the best balance for me, it was the closest to my idea of what a Bond film should be. So you had all the international intrigue, the jet setting, the cars and the girls, the terrorist plot threatening the world and the huge underground organisation Bond has to dismantle through the subtle medium of car chases and shagging. But it didn't give you a Bond with all the answers, it gave you a supremely skilled secret agent parachuted into a dangerous situation and forced to improvise. And it did this at least four times through the film.

    Too many Bonds are either too small in scope, or give us a Bond who pretty much can handle everything thrown at him.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 23 December 2013 13:43:13
    BillMurray wrote:
    Howl's Moving Castle - 10/10

    Fantastic. Gets better with repeated viewings aswell.
    Watched it this moring too :) Really is good!
  • kalel 23 Dec 2013 13:45:45 87,697 posts
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    GoldenEye was right for the time, but wouldn't be credible now IMO.
  • The-Bodybuilder 23 Dec 2013 13:59:49 14,206 posts
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    Anchorman 2
    8/10. Not as good as the first one, but still pretty damn funny.
  • Garlvinlandblueblood 23 Dec 2013 14:08:14 414 posts
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    Blue Is The Warmest Colour - 10/10

    Utterly mesmerising from start to finish, the three hour running time of this film almost is not long enough. One of the most remarkable films I've ever seen.
    This. All the talk this year has been of Gravity, good film but not a patch on this in terms of lasting impact imho.

    Edited by Garlvinlandblueblood at 14:09:34 23-12-2013
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