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Title: What did you just watch?
Post by: kovacs01 on December 16, 2010, 05:23:49 AM
I just finished watching this film, and all I can say is WOW!  I don't want to say too much to raise or even create expectations, but you need to see this film!!!  I am so surprised by what I just saw that I can't even write a proper review, speechless you could say.  What an amazing piece of work.
Title: Re: The Man From Earth
Post by: paul waines on December 16, 2010, 12:26:08 PM
What's the Gist of it Schan?
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Post by: brude on December 16, 2010, 01:34:38 PM
I had not heard of this 2007 film before. I dug up a trailer and poster...now to dig up the film.  Sounds and looks good, Schan.  Thanks for the heads up.   thumbup

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi479396121/ (http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi479396121/)

(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/OTHER/man_from_earth.jpg)
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Post by: paul waines on December 16, 2010, 02:12:12 PM
I think I'll have to search this out Schan's been right about other films.

Thanks for taking time to find the Trailer, Ted.
Title: Re: The Man From Earth
Post by: brude on December 16, 2010, 02:47:45 PM
Thanks for taking time to find the Trailer, Ted.

Was nothing, my friend.  Any time.  wynk
Title: Re: The Man From Earth
Post by: Karza on December 16, 2010, 04:09:59 PM
I really like this film and have watched it multiple times.

good post
Title: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on April 22, 2011, 10:51:17 PM
This thread should have been created a long time ago.

So I'll start.

I just finished watching a somewhat obscure 1981 horror flick called Just Before Dawn.  A Friday the 13th set-up with George Kennedy, Gregg Henry and maniacal twins.  Makes you remember how simple 80s movies could be, but also so effective.  Directed by Jeff Lieberman.

Here's the French poster:

(http://www.eatbrie.com/movie_posters_files/Justbeforedawn.jpg)

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on April 23, 2011, 12:22:01 AM
I just watched Bobby Ryan score the goal of the playoffs for the Ducks!  Just sick  :o :o :o
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 50s on April 23, 2011, 03:07:10 AM
I just watched a cute young woman walk up the sidewalk past me in black lycra pants and tight top. Mmmmm
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on April 23, 2011, 03:14:00 AM
nearly finished season 2 of WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: joneyyy on April 23, 2011, 03:42:52 AM
just watched the 1st ep of game of thrones.. enjoyed it alot so far
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CJ138 on April 23, 2011, 07:22:18 AM
I just watched The Fighter.  Best movie I have seen in a while.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on April 23, 2011, 09:04:55 AM
Just watched the fighter and machete..........fun night
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on April 23, 2011, 12:57:04 PM
I just watched a cute young woman walk up the sidewalk past me in black lycra pants and tight top. Mmmmm

Spring is here!  Although I guess it's always tight top weather in Oz...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on April 23, 2011, 01:21:24 PM
Time Bandits..

Robin Hood: And you're a robber too. How long have you been a robber?
Strutter: Four foot one.
Robin Hood: Good lord! Jolly good. Four foot one? Well that-that-that is-is- a long time, isn't it?


Priceless.. :D

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on April 23, 2011, 02:42:09 PM
Time bandits is so good. I watched it again over Christmas just gone.

We had a classic Double bill last night,  Plague of the Zombies, and Dracula Prince of Darkness.  I haven't seen DPOD for a while, You forget how good it is. POTZ is first rate, spoilt a bit by the ending... 

Re-watching Iron-man Tonight, the first one.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on April 23, 2011, 02:46:24 PM
Seeing Source Code tonight.

Anyone else has seen it?  My wife likes her Jake Gyllenhaal.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on April 23, 2011, 02:47:56 PM
I just watched The Fighter.  Best movie I have seen in a while.

Recently picked up the blu and watched it three times over a week...

"How do you like me now" is stuck in my head.

Movie kicked serious ass  :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on April 23, 2011, 02:57:20 PM
Was in two minds over the Fighter, but will now pick it up...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on April 23, 2011, 02:58:32 PM
Seeing Source Code tonight.

Anyone else has seen it?  My wife likes her Jake Gyllenhaal.

T

Yep, last week.  It's good.

Saw Rio in 3-D a few days ago.  I would recommend it.  There really is a lot of personality in all of the characters in the film.

Scored this mini poster or whatever they're called from the theater a couple months ago, so it is legit!  :D  And if I ever get bored there are a few puzzles on the back!  ;D  YESSSSS!!!

(http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx303/NeoLoco80/DSC00900.jpg)

(http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx303/NeoLoco80/DSC00901.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on April 23, 2011, 03:01:36 PM
Re-watching Iron-man Tonight, the first one.

Enjoy mate..nice way to start your weekend.,watch out for the blatant Burger King ad..but i loved this also.

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on April 23, 2011, 03:18:57 PM
Enjoy mate..nice way to start your weekend.,watch out for the blatant Burger King ad..but i loved this also.

Stew

I love that movie, burger King and the beer Im drinking right now!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Disheveledamethyst on April 23, 2011, 03:34:47 PM
I saw Source Code. That and Hanna are the two best 2011 movies I've watched this year.

I just watched last years "L'Illusionniste". I'd recommend it without reservation.

(http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/4974/screenshot015.png)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on April 23, 2011, 05:45:26 PM
Was forced to watch THE RING TWO (again) last night.  
Some fine moments, but strongly suffers from stupid sequelitis...
I did like the first, though.

                           (http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/GIFS/the_ring_tv.gif)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on April 23, 2011, 07:08:43 PM
I saw Source Code. That and Hanna are the two best 2011 movies I've watched this year.

I just watched last years "L'Illusionniste". I'd recommend it without reservation.

*** image removed ***

Way to spoil it... although you may just be doing people a favor.  That film is an exercise in tedium.

Source Code was a good idea that needed a much better execution.  Hanna was fun, if a little too by the numbers.  Neither was better than Rango.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on April 23, 2011, 07:12:29 PM
Source Code was a good idea that needed a much better execution.

That's what I heard.  A friend of mine was in the running to direct the movie and passed.  After seeing the final project, he regretted his decision.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on April 23, 2011, 08:03:36 PM
(http://blog.juno3.com/wp-content/gallery_5/the_ring_scene.gif)

Oh, I just love this shit...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 50s on April 23, 2011, 08:10:33 PM
Thats pretty novel, the lousy t-shirt, I like it. I might do something like that for my site.

Is Rich still around?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on April 26, 2011, 11:29:05 AM
Watched Godfather pt2 again last night, always a jolly old film. Even better was House of fear, that we watched after Godfather 2. You cannot beat a good old B&W Sherlock Holmes with Rathbone and Bruce ( Nigel that is ), to top the night off. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on April 26, 2011, 11:32:48 AM
Watched Social Network last night.  Good flick.  Don't know if I cared so much about the characters or the plot (I'm not on facebook and I don't blog or tweet), but I thought it was well crafted.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on April 26, 2011, 02:29:53 PM
Don't know if I cared so much about the characters or the plot (I'm not on facebook and I don't blog or tweet)

That's the reason it didn't win the Academy Award, aside from not being the best movie of the year, of course.  Older Academy member simply didn't care enough.

T

Fell asleep to a 1975 episode of Columbo last night with Janet Leigh.  She plays a Gloria Swanson-like character who refuses to age and kills her husband when he refuses to sponsor her dance revival.  The fun thing about it is that she keeps watching a 1953 movie called Walking My Baby Back Home with Donald O'Connor and... a younger Janet Leigh.

Quite awesome.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on April 26, 2011, 02:36:18 PM
That's the reason it didn't win the Academy Award, aside from not being the best movie of the year, of course.  Older Academy member simply didn't care enough.

I figured as much.  Even if I had been more connected to the plot, though, it still didn't feel like best picture material...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on April 26, 2011, 03:11:10 PM
Man, I remember that Columbo Episode, I haven't watched any in years. Might have to catch a few. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on April 26, 2011, 03:27:38 PM
I have them all on DVD and love to watch them again from time to time.  Peter Falk is the best.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: joneyyy on April 26, 2011, 03:33:57 PM
watched ep 2 of game of thrones last night.. looks like hbo have pulled another great series..
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on April 26, 2011, 03:45:12 PM
watched ep 2 of game of thrones last night.. looks like hbo have pulled another great series..

I agree. Its excellent.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on April 27, 2011, 01:08:55 PM
Anyone like the recent Sherlock Holmes? you know the one with Downey jnr... We tried to watch it again last night and still cannot get away with it. I know I'm old as I prefer the Rathbone & Bruce series, but that said I really enjoyed the recent T.V. series with Benedict Cumberbatch. So I know it's not just an age thing.

Is it a really rubbish film... Luckily I had Beast from 20,000 Fathoms to save the night. :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on April 27, 2011, 02:55:53 PM
Anyone like the recent Sherlock Holmes? you know the one with Downey jnr... We tried to watch it again last night and still cannot get away with it. I know I'm old as I prefer the Rathbone & Bruce series, but that said I really enjoyed the recent T.V. series with Benedict Cumberbatch. So I know it's not just an age thing.

Is it a really rubbish film... Luckily I had Beast from 20,000 Fathoms to save the night. :)

I didnt like it either. It was just off. The actors were all fine...the story just wasnt Sherlock Holmes.

Like you I loved the Rathbone/ Bruce movies. I especially have fond memories watching them all as a kid.
I also read all the books/stories( which are very different than the Rathbone movies) as sort of an extra credit project in H.S.


I know two different Holmes characters that I really enjoy and that movie didnt have either one of those.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ogami_Itto on April 27, 2011, 08:20:28 PM
i wasn't real sure if i should post this on here being in the movie talk thread but since you guys were talking up Columbo here it goes.

ive been watching the munsters lately, i just have one question. is it the greatest family comedy ever?

i just finished the first episode of the second season where herman gets fired, and i watched the dragula episode right before.
(http://www.markymunster.com/markymunster16.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Dr Hackenbush on April 27, 2011, 11:20:05 PM
Love The Munsters!  Been a fan of the show for decades.  That being said, watched THE KING'S SPEECH the other night and enjoyed it.  Wonderful performances by Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on April 28, 2011, 03:38:17 AM
The Kings speech, I think I'll be checking that one out shortly...

The Munsters, now we're talking. I don't think I caught it first time around, it was probably second in 67/8. Unless that's when it was first shown in the U.K... Anyone know for certain. I know it was 64-66 in the U.S.   I do have the full 1st & 2nd series they are great to put on every now and then. I even have a few on 16mm. 

I still love the Addams Family, but the Munsters were my favourite. Greatest Family show ever....there was some great ones but it may just pip it. ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ogami_Itto on April 28, 2011, 10:28:32 AM
i am 23 and love the munsters, i liked it as a child but did not have cable  :( so now im watching them all in a row on netflix.

you literally cant go wrong with the munsters.
here are the reasons why
 the wemon
(http://news.usversusthem.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/LilyMunster.jpg)
(http://www.markymunster.com/markymunster240.jpg)
the cars
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_BlJpGVEyfEI/SoRTwe_hAFI/AAAAAAAAAvk/0d_T-2rPotI/s400/MunstersCar.JPG)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ao3uUOVmQo8/SVZz39DCjcI/AAAAAAAAG9A/brcBAyx1rpI/s400/munster10.jpg)
and granpa
(http://www.jimmyakin.org/images/grandpa_munster.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on May 05, 2011, 10:08:40 PM
Limitless at the theater a few hours ago.  The coolest new movie I've seen in a while.  Highly recommended.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on May 06, 2011, 04:54:03 PM
Just finished watching A Night at the Opera. If you can get past some of the singing (f/f button), you forget what a great movie this is, first time I have watched this in the last 5 years... Just checking here before I go top up the Wine, and put on one of my Favourites A night in Casablanca.  That reminds me I must get my Watch fixed...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on May 06, 2011, 06:52:02 PM
AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION. I saw this a few years back and I popped it in the DVD player for a re-watch last night. You zombie lovers will appreciate it.  It's low-budget but worth a watch.
Here's a trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk6N69lXWBs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk6N69lXWBs)

(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/OTHER/automatontransfusion.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on May 07, 2011, 04:40:36 PM
Just finished watching A Night at the Opera. If you can get past some of the singing (f/f button), you forget what a great movie this is, first time I have watched this in the last 5 years... Just checking here before I go top up the Wine, and put on one of my Favourites A night in Casablanca.  That reminds me I must get my Watch fixed...

Agree great movie....Love the contract scene.

Thats what they call a sanity clause.

You cant fool me there aint no such thing is sanity clause.

Or something like that.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on May 07, 2011, 05:04:05 PM
Summer is almost here :)

Saw Fast Five a few days ago (no comment), Thor on Sunday night...  It's going to be 2 or 3 movies a week until the end of August.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on May 07, 2011, 08:30:18 PM
Summer is almost here :)

Saw Fast Five a few days ago (no comment), Thor on Sunday night...  It's going to be 2 or 3 movies a week until the end of August.

T

I thought Fast Five was pretty good.  A lot of intense driving scenes and good plot as well as actors.  If anyone goes to see it, wait to leave until after a couple minutes into the credits.
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Post by: Harry Caul on May 08, 2011, 12:12:46 AM
Just watched After the Thin Man... I had no idea that Jimmie Stewart was in it!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on May 08, 2011, 12:43:15 AM
Watched both Love and other drugs and The Green hornet tonight nothing to write home about but I enjoyed both.
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Post by: paul waines on May 08, 2011, 07:37:55 AM
We re-watched Daredevil last night, forgot what a dull film this really is. Quickly followed it with the 43 Phantom of the Opera, Quite a lot of singing in this one :-\ the Technicolor is jollyfine though. I can watch almost anything in Technicolor.



(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss348/frankenstein31_photos/technicolor-by.jpg)
 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on May 09, 2011, 07:59:07 AM
I went and saw Thor yesterday afternoon. It wasnt great but it was good enough. It waas entertaining. The guy was good( whats his name?) in the lead. Hopkins is always good. The only problem I had was the romance with Jane Foster(Portman who looked really good) seemed forced.

7/10 and worth the watch.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on May 09, 2011, 10:27:20 AM
Thor last night, and really enjoyed it.  Superhero adaptations are really easy to screw up and the story of a flying bodybuilder with a red cape and a large hammer is certainly laughable.  But Kenneth Branagh gave it an added Shakespearean dimension without taking the subject matter too seriously and it worked, at least for me.  Chris Hemsworth is great casting and made my wife all mushy inside.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on May 09, 2011, 10:46:50 AM
Superhero adaptations are really easy to screw up and the story of a flying bodybuilder with a red cape and a large hammer is certainly laughable.  

I was scared of this one but they did pull it off very nicely.

Where once I was very afraid, I am now more optimistically looking forward to seeing what they do with The Avengers.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: ddilts399 on May 09, 2011, 01:45:42 PM
Didnt get to see Thor yet, waiting for my boy to not have plans with a friend! I expected more out of first week opening box office, hopefully they do not see a 60% plus drop, but that is the norm this time of year.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on May 09, 2011, 03:19:06 PM
I don't think they will.  And 66 mil is not too bad.  The title is not as famous as other Marvel endeavors, the lead is unknown and Fast Five is still doing good business.  It's not an amazing opening, but very decent.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Disheveledamethyst on May 09, 2011, 07:05:53 PM
I watched Thor on Wednesday night. That script needed at least two more drafts and Natalie Portman and her comic relief friend were entirely unnecessary and did not service to the story. The ending is also backwards, which unless it plays a pivotal role in how The Avengers plays out, it's a moronic decision.

But for a movie with such a lousy script and what appears to be entirely unfinished special effects, it still wound up "good". I'd give it a solid 6/10.

I don't think they will.  And 66 mil is not too bad.  The title is not as famous as other Marvel endeavors, the lead is unknown and Fast Five is still doing good business.  It's not an amazing opening, but very decent.

T

Also worth noting the movie already made $150m overseas.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: kovacs01 on May 12, 2011, 04:33:23 AM
watched ep 2 of game of thrones last night.. looks like hbo have pulled another great series..

They pulled off a great adaptation.  The books are right up there among the best fantasy series since Lord of the Rings.
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Post by: Ogami_Itto on May 12, 2011, 10:51:12 AM
tuesday night i purchased and watched i saw the devil. not because of mondo, i had been wanting to see this flick for months but it didnt play anywhere near me.

the film is excellent, the cinematography is gorgeous, and the acting was flawless. That being said if you are the least bit squeamish or disturbed by violence STAY AWAY from this movie. it was an extremely brutal film and not just parts of it, the whole movie is very violent throughout.

anyone that can stomach it should. with a runtime of 2hr 20min i did not find myself getting tired of reading (there is a english audio option but i would not suggest that on any foreign film) or asking when is this thing gonna end if anything i wanted more when it was through. i will honestly re-watch and enjoy sometime soon, its that good.

bottom line the best new movie I have seen in months if not half a year. check it out.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on May 13, 2011, 10:42:43 PM
In celebration of my poster being linen backed I watched Cool Hand Luke for the umpteenth time.  I love Paul Newman but George Kennedy always steals the show. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on May 13, 2011, 11:23:57 PM
"Sometimes nothin's a real good hand", still and always will be my favorite line from any movie.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on May 14, 2011, 11:56:23 AM
Thor - 2011 - I really enjoyed this one.  How can you be hard on a movie that features a Norse God soap opera?  I certainly can't!  I don't know if Portman has ever looked better - something about her eyes.  Solid 8/10.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ogami_Itto on May 14, 2011, 02:46:23 PM
last night I watch the first four friday the 13ths. played drinking games with my friends during the films, it was a good time.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on May 14, 2011, 04:06:39 PM
Has anyone seen Bridesmaids?  The wife is dragging me tomorrow night.  I LOVE Kristen Wiig on SNL...  Gilly!  Giiiiiillly!  So that's a definite plus.  A friend of mine produced it but I missed the premiere.  So I'd love to hear from any of the dudes on here who have been dragged by their significant others.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on May 14, 2011, 04:43:18 PM
Has anyone seen Bridesmaids?  The wife is dragging me tomorrow night.  I LOVE Kristen Wiig on SNL...  Gilly!  Giiiiiillly!  So that's a definite plus.  A friend of mine produced it but I missed the premiere.  So I'd love to hear from any of the dudes on here who have been dragged by their significant others.

T
I wish my life was so exciting..I am currently in a room with my wife,i am forced to watch...Eurovision !!
Come on Estonia!!

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Disheveledamethyst on May 14, 2011, 06:37:10 PM
Has anyone seen Bridesmaids?  The wife is dragging me tomorrow night.  I LOVE Kristen Wiig on SNL...  Gilly!  Giiiiiillly!  So that's a definite plus.  A friend of mine produced it but I missed the premiere.  So I'd love to hear from any of the dudes on here who have been dragged by their significant others.

T

The whole staff (save the one girl we don't like) previewed it for ourselves on Wednesday and we all loved it. It's hard to say it's anything short of hysterical, albeit long for a comedy. You won't come out disappointed, but because comedy is subjective, I can't promise you'll be wowed.

But the general populace and I are in agreeance: it's the best comedy in the past year and a half.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on May 14, 2011, 11:20:23 PM
The whole staff (save the one girl we don't like) previewed it for ourselves on Wednesday and we all loved it. It's hard to say it's anything short of hysterical, albeit long for a comedy. You won't come out disappointed, but because comedy is subjective, I can't promise you'll be wowed.

But the general populace and I are in agreeance: it's the best comedy in the past year and a half.

That may say far more about the current state of comedic film, than for the quality of Bridesmaids.  It also says something about how soul-crushingly terrible most 'chick flicks' are.

Bridesmaids is a good flick (2 1/2 to 3 stars) that has hits and misses, but just never feels as funny as it clearly aspired to be (a female 40-Year Old Virgin).  Kristen Wiig, who is a born side man, gets to be a bit much as the central character with the low level commenting thing that is her trademark.  The film is getting higher notices (mainly by those with high levels of estrogen) than normal based on the simple novelty of combining raunch comedy and rom-coms from the female perspective.

As a comparison, I laughed far more at Scott Pilgrim, Machete, Kick-Ass, Youth in Revolt, Piranha 3D, and on a similar level to Easy A, Tangled, Get Him to the Greek and The Other Guys.

BTW - Hesher is a masterclass on the improper use of tone.  It's Little Miss Sunshine, with a Metallica fan in the role of the ten year old, but nowhere near as good.  Also, Everything Must Go needed a new third act.  Cave of Forgotten Dreams (3D) is the best thing in theaters right now - simply fascinating. Rio and Fast Five are the same film.  The Beaver is a very serious and occasionally funny film, but Mel is terrific, while the flim only reaches 'good'.  Christoph Waltz's solid performance in Water for Elephants is the only thing worth mentioning, but just makes you want to watch Inglourious Basterds again.  Thor was a standard comic flick that pretty much wasted Natalie Portman's time.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on May 15, 2011, 01:49:46 AM
Just saw Thor and it was better than I had expected.  Looking forward to The Avengers and X-Men, and can't wait until L.A. Noire for Xbox 360 on Tuesday, that's a video game some of you old timers here would probably like.  ;D
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Post by: Zorba on May 15, 2011, 09:32:37 AM
and can't wait until L.A. Noire for Xbox 360 on Tuesday, that's a video game some of you old timers here would probably like.  ;D

Ahhh...Thats what that is  ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on May 15, 2011, 10:19:20 AM
Just saw Thor and it was better than I had expected.  Looking forward to The Avengers and X-Men, and can't wait until L.A. Noire for Xbox 360 on Tuesday, that's a video game some of you old timers here would probably like.  ;D

Xbox's LA NOIRE looks really interesting.
Great concept for a video game.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on May 15, 2011, 12:19:38 PM
Xbox's LA NOIRE looks really interesting.
Great concept for a video game.

I agree - makes me want to upgrade from my NES/SNES and get an Xbox just so I can play it...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on May 15, 2011, 01:14:54 PM
I agree - makes me want to upgrade from my NES/SNES and get an Xbox just so I can play it...

 laugh1  Yeah man.  The games from Rockstar Games are awesome.  From the story line to the graphics and everything.  Another good one that is going to be released by them in the Fall is Max Payne 3.  And hopefully they will continue with the Grand Theft Auto line, because the last one (GTA IV and the add-ons - The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony) were insanely kick ass.  But yeah, I'll let y'all know sometime this week how L.A. Noire is and start a new thread on it.
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Post by: Zorba on May 15, 2011, 01:18:51 PM
And hopefully they will continue with the Grand Theft Auto line, because the last one (GTA IV and the add-ons - The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony) were insanely kick ass.  But yeah, I'll let y'all know sometime this week how L.A. Noire is and start a new thread on it.

Ill be there bro... I agree 100% on the GTA IV line and lets not forget the sweetness that was RDR.
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Post by: Neo on May 15, 2011, 01:21:26 PM
Ill be there bro... I agree 100% on the GTA IV line and lets not forget the sweetness that was RDR.

Yeah man, Red Dead Redemption, I forgot about that one.  Another classic.
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Post by: stewart boyle on May 15, 2011, 01:25:35 PM
I agree - makes me want to upgrade from my NES/SNES and get an Xbox just so I can play it...

 ;D I may have a tasty little piece of Hardware you might be interested in Chris,,its quite new..its called a Mega Drive...Pm me anytime, my fellow tech geek..

Stew
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Post by: Ogami_Itto on May 15, 2011, 01:32:40 PM
I agree - makes me want to upgrade from my NES/SNES and get an Xbox just so I can play it...

there is no upgrade past snes its the best, i play mine more than my ps3.

ps: anyone playing the new mortal kombat?
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Post by: stewart boyle on May 15, 2011, 01:50:00 PM
ps: anyone playing the new mortal kombat?

See Chris..a MEGA drive game..im telling you mate i may have to let this baby go...

Stew
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Post by: DreamWarrior on May 20, 2011, 02:31:45 PM
I just watched Deep Red with my friend last light. Italian horror masterpiece my ass. With so many good reviews out there I thought it would be pretty good. It was boring, poorly acted, had a lame plot, and the music was TERRIBLE. If this is supposed to be Dario Argento's crowning moment I have no interest in seeing his other movies.
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Post by: eatbrie on May 20, 2011, 03:34:12 PM
Pirates 4 tonight.  General reviews are bad, but Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, two local business papers I tend to base my moviegoing experience on, gave it 2 thumbs up, so we'll see.

BTW, I paid $42 for 2 tickets in IMAX 3D!  When did that happen?  Is it the going rate nowadays?

T
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Post by: CSM on May 20, 2011, 04:04:24 PM
laugh1  Yeah man.  The games from Rockstar Games are awesome.  From the story line to the graphics and everything.  Another good one that is going to be released by them in the Fall is Max Payne 3.  And hopefully they will continue with the Grand Theft Auto line, because the last one (GTA IV and the add-ons - The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony) were insanely kick ass.  But yeah, I'll let y'all know sometime this week how L.A. Noire is and start a new thread on it.

Please do!
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Post by: longdog on May 20, 2011, 04:31:52 PM
Pirates 4 tonight.  General reviews are bad, but Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, two local business papers I tend to base my moviegoing experience on, gave it 2 thumbs up, so we'll see.

BTW, I paid $42 for 2 tickets in IMAX 3D!  When did that happen?  Is it the going rate nowadays?

T


Count yourself lucky, over here in Blighty you'll be paying $52 for two standard tickets ($60 premium) at the London Southbank Imax.

Hope you enjoy the film though.
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Post by: Neo on May 20, 2011, 04:50:23 PM
The IMAX tickets around here are $15 each, no student discounts.  :( 

Will do, Chris, as soon as I can force myself to understand the hieroglyphics otherwise known as Organic Chemistry, L.A. Noire will be at the top of my list of things to do.
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Post by: archie leach on May 20, 2011, 05:30:02 PM
Pirates 4 tonight.  General reviews are bad, but Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, two local business papers I tend to base my moviegoing experience on, gave it 2 thumbs up, so we'll see.

BTW, I paid $42 for 2 tickets in IMAX 3D!  When did that happen?  Is it the going rate nowadays?

Saw it a few nights ago.  It's a Pirartes film, no better or worse than the others. 

Pay?
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Post by: jayn_j on May 20, 2011, 06:34:00 PM
The IMAX tickets around here are $15 each, no student discounts.  :( 

Will do, Chris, as soon as I can force myself to understand the hieroglyphics otherwise known as Organic Chemistry, L.A. Noire will be at the top of my list of things to do.

I wish.  The Milwaukee theaters now have a new trick that "reserves" the middle of the theater for yet another $4 surcharge.  If I don't want to sit in the first 3 rows or way on the side, it will now cost me over $20 for an IMAX 3-D feature.  In Milwaukee, not NYC!
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Post by: paul waines on May 23, 2011, 03:23:12 PM
Well I've been playing catch up lately, Watched The Kings Speech, Black Swan, and Green Hornet.  The kings speech was a jollyfine piece of film making, with some first rate performances. Sort of enjoyed Black Swan, the film starts slow and builds to a fair old pace. So quite well done. I was expecting to Hate the Green Hornet, as I've been a life long Bruce Lee fan, even so far into the film, I was trying to pick fault with everything, but turns out I quite enjoyed it. Someone has injected a bit of British humour to go along with it, So all was good. The Black Beauty makes a lovely V8 rumble...

In between those I've fitted in Suspiria, was put in the mood for that by watching Black Swan. Must by Argento's greatest film. Also fit in Man Made Monster, Lon as Dynamo Dan, a jolly old universal picture. Lastly Hammer's Captain Clegg, or night creatures to you American fellows... Cushing, Reed, Ripper, and the lovely Yvonne Romain. Excellent entertainment by a great cast.   
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Post by: CJ138 on May 23, 2011, 03:46:40 PM
I watched Silver Bullet and An American Werewolf in London.  Two of my favorite werewolf movies....
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Post by: DreamWarrior on May 23, 2011, 06:45:14 PM
I watched Silver Bullet and An American Werewolf in London.  Two of my favorite werewolf movies....
Good flicks, too bad Silver Bullet has a pretty bad 1sh.
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Post by: CJ138 on May 23, 2011, 07:46:59 PM
It does but I just scored a uk quad.  I am superstitous about saying that before I receive it....oh well.
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Post by: Ari on May 23, 2011, 09:57:04 PM
last time I went to the cinema (Piranha 3D) a regular cinema, it was $20, thats why I rarely go.
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Post by: joneyyy on May 24, 2011, 04:32:08 PM
They pulled off a great adaptation.  The books are right up there among the best fantasy series since Lord of the Rings.

im up to Ep 7 of game of thrones now... its immense to say the least, one of the best series iv watched so far...
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Post by: joneyyy on May 24, 2011, 04:33:36 PM
Count yourself lucky, over here in Blighty you'll be paying $52 for two standard tickets ($60 premium) at the London Southbank Imax.

Hope you enjoy the film though.

try goin with the missis & 2 kids
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Post by: paul waines on May 28, 2011, 02:20:18 PM
Watched Raiders of the lost arc again last night, for the first time in a few years. You forget how good it is, may watch temple of doom tonight, and last crusade if Yvonne can take the pace...
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Post by: Harry Caul on May 28, 2011, 06:36:36 PM
Watched The Lady Eve last night... the first 45 min had me scratching my head as to why it was considered a screwball comedy, but it picked up nicely after they left the boat.

I think Eugene Pallette ended up being my favorite character... "we've had the couch for 15 years and nobody has tripped over it before.". Cute movie.
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Post by: CJ138 on May 28, 2011, 08:51:20 PM
I watched Hatchet 2 and it sucked. 
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Post by: Cj on May 29, 2011, 12:17:42 AM
I wasted my time watching Buried...it was horrible.

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Post by: DreamWarrior on May 29, 2011, 12:50:11 AM
Finally saw The Descent last night. It was quite good for a newish horror movie. They could have made an instense movie just about cave exploring and claustrophobia without sub-human monsters. It was a good mix of tension build up along with brutal gore.
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Post by: paul waines on May 30, 2011, 02:58:53 PM
Watched "temple of Doom", it's most definitely the weakest of the first 3. "Last Crusade" is excellent and back on track with the first. I haven't seen these in years, enjoyed watching them again.

Also have Re-Watched "A night to remember", again I prefer this to the over hyped "Titanic", in fact Titanic is almost a direct copy, with a few Americanisation's.  We also watched the "Dam busters" always a pleasure to see this film. I met Richard Todd some years back, A charming and very quite man who couldn't believe people still remembered him, and enjoyed his films...   

(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss348/frankenstein31_photos/carridinetodd.jpg)



Sorry for including the David Carradine next to Richard, Carradine was a wanker to meet...
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Post by: stewart boyle on May 30, 2011, 03:04:40 PM
Sorry for including the David Carradine next to Richard, Carradine was a wanker to meet...

That little Ying-Yang doodle just screams A**hole !...... :)

Stew
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Post by: paul waines on May 30, 2011, 03:24:02 PM
Unfortunately so right Stew. I was hoping to talk with him about his Dad, but after I slowed the Que down who was there to see him, by wanting things signed a certain way. I was ushered along.  Oh well, they can't all be nice people... 
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Post by: Zorba on May 31, 2011, 10:09:32 AM
Watched "temple of Doom", it's most definitely the weakest of the first 3. "Last Crusade" is excellent and back on track with the first. I haven't seen these in years, enjoyed watching them again.

Also have Re-Watched "A night to remember", again I prefer this to the over hyped "Titanic", in fact Titanic is almost a direct copy, with a few Americanisation's.  

I agree on all counts. Doom is the least of the three but have you watched the latest one? I know people liked it but I was not one of them. On the bright side it did get me in the mood to watch the original and it is just as great as I remember it at the theatre in my ute.

Watched The Big Sleep again the other night.  clap happy1

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Post by: paul waines on May 31, 2011, 11:05:22 AM
Did watch the last Indy film when it came out, and that was recent enough for me. It wasn't too bad, but without doubt the worst of the 4. I'll give it a few years and maybe watch it again.

Big Sleep, yes time for another watch of that one. :)
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Post by: Ari on June 02, 2011, 02:56:45 AM
I find it hard to understand why anyone likes the Indy films. I am open minded. But I just dont get it. I was Raiders at the drive ins, and the rest at cinemas, except the lat which i couldn't be bothered with. I get when people say ITS JUST OLD FASHIONED FUN.. well, to me watch THE OLD FASHIONED FUN, theres a million of them.
I might be a grumpy old man, but I felt the same way when I was 10 or 11 and saw RAIDERS at the drive ins. Been there done that. Nothing new. And to be honest boring.
Saying that, I have been known to be wrong. Ahh well. maybe its cinema genius and I just don't get it.
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Post by: archie leach on June 02, 2011, 09:37:29 AM
X-Men: First Class - It makes you wish they had never bothered with the other three films.  It's no coincidence that it's the best comic book film since Kick-Ass...  The only downside was the Iceberg ending. (Just like in Titanic, going in you know how it ends)
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Post by: DreamWarrior on June 02, 2011, 01:33:22 PM
X-Men: First Class - It makes you wish they had never bothered with the other three films.  It's no coincidence that it's the best comic book film since Kick-Ass...  The only downside was the Iceberg ending. (Just like in Titanic, going in you know how it ends)
Good to hear. It looks pretty badass.
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Post by: ddilts399 on June 02, 2011, 03:13:32 PM
Finally watched Black Swan, and queue the flame throwers; what a horrendously boring film. What exactly was trying to be conveyed here I think I am still trying to figure out.
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Post by: paul waines on June 04, 2011, 07:55:18 PM
Just finished watching Empire strikes back, the best of all the Star wars films. It's still a first rate film even by today's standards. Followed it up with that good old, and last decent Hammer film, Frankenstein and the monster from Hell. first rate entertainment both...

Met Shane Briant last year at the Hammer films festival in Whitby, what a great fellow to spend some time with. Here's a pic of him, he insisted on Hamming it up as the Count for the pic.


(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss348/frankenstein31_photos/IMG_0664.jpg)
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Post by: Neo on June 06, 2011, 11:42:05 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 last night.  Like Archie said, basically another Pirates movie, although this one did have a few things that set it apart from the first 3, so all in all I'd say it was my favorite so far.
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Post by: Louie D. on June 07, 2011, 07:31:35 AM
The Consequences of Love (2004).  Excellent.
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Post by: tstatum on June 07, 2011, 08:08:44 AM
I watched Drive Angry last night and enjoyed it.  It was nothing like I thought it be, the fact that it seemed not to take itself seriously really helped the feel.
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Post by: Zorba on June 07, 2011, 02:31:41 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 last night.  Like Archie said, basically another Pirates movie, although this one did have a few things that set it apart from the first 3, so all in all I'd say it was my favorite so far.

I watched last weekend. I enjoyed it for what it was. My second favorite POTC movie after the original.

I also saw the Hangover 2. I liked it as okay.  It was basically the same movie as the first. Followed the formula of the first to the letter.
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on June 07, 2011, 06:18:06 PM
Eagle has landed 4/6......not great like WED or Kellys Heroes , it only takes off at the end and even then not great.

Scary Movie 3.5/6......stupid retarded fun , mostly for teens really.
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on June 07, 2011, 06:24:57 PM
YT is down now it seems  eyeroll

Was gonna watch Valhalla animated movie........

Overrated films imo

Godfather I and II (I like I but I dont say its the best film ever.....words like best or hate are overused)
Goldfinger/TSWLM
North by Northwest (prolly many of Hitches films really....I like Kubrick more cept for Dr Strangelove)
Way We Were/Prince of Tides
Drunken Master
Kill Bills (overhyped at least......same with other Tarantinos. Never cared for Jackie Brown)
Yesterday , Today , Tomorrow
Indy Jones (old SW is more fun imo)
TDK (somewhat anyway......Mask of Phantasm just as good imo)
GoldenEye
H7 aka H20 (not really that scary , too influenced by Scream perhaps ?)
Gentlemen prefer Blondes (like an Elvis film with better songs , script isnt all that exciting)
Viva Las Vegas (songs/E and AM chemistry is awesome.....script is meh)

Underrated (ohhh , so many........)

Jaws 2
Batman Returns/Sub Zero
Mortal Kombat (best of the games-to-films)
Streisands Clear Day (I like it more 2nd time around)
Madame sans Gene/Woman of River/Ghosts Italian Style/Too bad shes bad (not masterpieces but fun)
Masters of Universe (like Batman 89 didnt take liberties......)
Arachnophobia (havent seen it in like 15 yrs but prolly underrated)
Duck Tales movie
TMNT II (not as serious as I but all right)
T3 (ditto)
Scars of Dracula (love the gritty atmosphere and the use of red curtains etc)
Taste blood of Dracula (Geoff Keen was cool , ending wasnt the best though)
AD 72 (kinda fun even if bit stale)
Horror Express (helluva movie.......why on Earth not on BD yet ??)
Enter Fat Dragon (charming , this would really benefit from BD treatment)
Rumble in Bronx/Police Story IV
A view to a Kill (cut away the slap stick and its pretty good imo)
Police Academy 2-6 (okay the 7th one was pretty stale.......dont be so hard on these , just silly fun)
Halloween 2-6 and Friday 13th 3-10 (not a big jason fan but those *are* underrated)
Elvis films (some of em anyway.......)
Owl and Pussycat/For Petes Sake (RIP Pete)
Big Boss (movie that started it all but overlooked in favor of the others , I love its gritty atmosphere......the most macabre of the Lee films)
Meet the Parents/Fockers/Little Fockers
Vietnam movie with Michael J Fox
BTTF III
Delta Force (fantastic music......much better script than Commando yet it gets overlooked)
Red Heat/Junior (Arnie flick that gets forget.....with Junior at least they tried something different)
Batman Forever (some silly stuff in it but waaaaaaaaay better than B and R)
Rocky IV (more of an action film than boxing but the James Brown scene kicks ass !!!)


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Post by: DreamWarrior on June 07, 2011, 07:33:56 PM
Friday 13th 3-10 (not a big jason fan but those *are* underrated)
Part VI (Jason Lives) is my favorite. Which is yours?
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on June 07, 2011, 11:55:10 PM
Part 1 or 2 prolly  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNX_Heix390&feature=related

YT is up now......just saw Valhalla , pretty good 4.5/6

The budget was 40 mill DKK , a ton of money then , esp for Denmark.....too bad it flopped overseas.
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Post by: DreamWarrior on June 08, 2011, 12:23:20 PM
I finally saw I Spit On Your Grave last night. Good stuff IMO. It was more brutal than I expected.
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Post by: brude on June 08, 2011, 12:30:11 PM
I finally saw I Spit On Your Grave last night. Good stuff IMO. It was more brutal than I expected.

Was that the original or the remake?
The orig was quite the disturbing film...
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Post by: DreamWarrior on June 08, 2011, 09:04:14 PM
It was the Original. I wanted to puke when she cut the guy's dick off
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Post by: Ari on June 08, 2011, 09:13:52 PM
seen the original many times, never liked it. Makes me sick. Saw the remake, was well made, but I wouldnt watch again. Not sure why I watched it anyway due to my feelings of the original. But overall the 1st has a heck of a lot more power to it. Just NOT a fan of rape revenge films is all.
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Post by: DreamWarrior on June 08, 2011, 10:42:00 PM
The rape scenes were pretty hard to watch, but when she got revenge it was sweet. I love me some vigilante justice movies.
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Post by: Ari on June 08, 2011, 10:45:55 PM
I don't, I have nothing against them, they make me feel TO uncomfortable, like Straw Dogs, I have seen it once, cannot watch it again, Baise moi I turned off. i can watch Cannibal Holocaust or whatever, salo, anything but rape revenge films freak me out. Seems the punishment doesnt go far enough to fit the crime. Thriller I have watched a few times, and like it, but again, I want her to hurt them MORE.
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Post by: DreamWarrior on June 08, 2011, 10:55:07 PM
I don't, I have nothing against them, they make me feel TO uncomfortable, like Straw Dogs, I have seen it once, cannot watch it again, Baise moi I turned off. i can watch Cannibal Holocaust or whatever, salo, anything but rape revenge films freak me out. Seems the punishment doesnt go far enough to fit the crime. Thriller I have watched a few times, and like it, but again, I want her to hurt them MORE.
Fair enough. Rapists lives have no value in my eyes and I love seeing the punishment. I wasn't as disgusted by the movie as much as the reminder that there are men like that out there and worse. I think for some poeple who can't watch horror at all get the same kind of feeling about murder.
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Post by: archie leach on June 09, 2011, 08:31:35 AM
Aaaaaand on that note, Super 8, although not without some issues, ends up being really well done combination of Stand By Me and Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind.
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Post by: Juli on June 09, 2011, 10:30:28 AM
Aaaaaand on that note, Super 8, although not without some issues, ends up being really well done combination of Stand By Me and Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind.

Lucky you got to see it early. I wish I could go to those special advanced screenings.

~ Juli
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Post by: CJ138 on June 09, 2011, 06:21:15 PM
Aaaaaand on that note, Super 8, although not without some issues, ends up being really well done combination of Stand By Me and Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind.
I dig that! I have not been looking forward to any movies in a while but that looks and sounds good.  Back to rape, Irreverisible is reprehensible.  I will take that triple word score....
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Post by: paul waines on June 12, 2011, 03:37:05 PM
Watched Watchmen again last night. I do quite like this film, it does tail off a bit towards the end. Overall quite the ticket.

Followed it with Kronos-Vampire hunter, it's not from Hammers best period, I do think it's a very under rated. The other plus is Caroline Munro's in it... ;)
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on June 12, 2011, 11:51:02 PM
Never understood the hype for Forbidden Planet.......just remember it a chore to finish *hides for cover*
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Post by: jayn_j on June 13, 2011, 12:06:04 AM
Watched the new BluRay of Hair.  I was disappointed because the transfer was just OK, and the disc contained no extras.  Film is still enjoyable though.
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Post by: Harry Caul on June 13, 2011, 07:50:11 AM
My wife and I have been pretty exhausted lately with the new baby so we decided to do a popcorn flick marathon. However, for fear of getting dumber in the process, we figured we should balance it with something high brow...  We came up with:

The Fast and the Fellini-ist. 

Watched The first FatF, La Strada, and 2Fast 2Furious so far. Any recommendations on more Fellini films?  We are probably going to watch La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2 at some point. What else?  Nights of Cabiria?  Toby Damnit?  Please give us some recommendations!
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Post by: CJ138 on June 13, 2011, 07:35:58 PM
I just watched Sin Nombre on Netflix instant.  I highly recommend it, especially if you enjoyed City of God.
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Post by: Cj on June 13, 2011, 08:35:27 PM
Sin Nombre is a Decent movie, i enjoyed it as well.
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Post by: eatbrie on June 14, 2011, 02:56:06 PM
Finally watched The Collector last night.  Thanks for the heads up, I really enjoyed it - I mean, as much as you can enjoy dwelling into obsession.  Something I didn't know is that Samantha Eggar won a Golden Globe (Drama) and earned an Academy Award Nomination (Best Actress) for the part.  Impressive.

T
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Post by: joneyyy on June 15, 2011, 05:47:20 PM
game of thrones ep.9

damn near fell of my chair....
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Post by: Cj on June 15, 2011, 05:58:04 PM
For T.

My daughter and I just watched How to Train Your Dragon and it was excellent. She loved it. She was a little apprehensive in watching it at first because it had to do with dragons but after the story got going she could not keep her eyes off of it and she even teared up at the end.

T. Tell your wife Good Job!!

Cj
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Post by: eatbrie on June 15, 2011, 06:09:54 PM
Thanks CJ, I will.

Did you see her name in the credits?   Julie Anne Brame.

T
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Post by: Cj on June 15, 2011, 06:38:30 PM
I did, I actually looked for and there it was.

Cj
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Post by: TZimmes on June 16, 2011, 01:19:40 PM
I just tried to watch the recent THE WOLFMAN- didn't last 20 mins :(

The last GOOD movie I watched was RANGO.  Stellar!
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Post by: Zorba on June 16, 2011, 01:57:06 PM
game of thrones ep.9

damn near fell of my chair....

Unexpected! as I hadnt read the novels.

Give them credit for sticking to the books.


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Post by: ATLfun on June 17, 2011, 10:32:08 PM

  I watched Village of the Giants last night (1962).  I am almost embarrassed to admit that I stayed up to watch the whole thing.  It starred Ron Howard, Beau Bridges, and Toni Basil (Oh Mickey your so fine fame).  Once I saw the campy effects of giant ducks doing the shag, I was hooked.

 Brian
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on June 18, 2011, 11:48:32 AM
Bridge too far 4/6......nothing special , just to kill time (and kill Germans I suppose :P
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Post by: paul waines on June 18, 2011, 01:13:48 PM
Last night watched Frankenstein must be Destroyed, it is not in the Hammer fans top 10, but I like it. Peter Cushing is always first rate as the Baron.  Followed it with Barbarella, Always a pleasure to watch...

What's on the agenda for this evening......... I have no idea... :-\
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Post by: eatbrie on June 18, 2011, 02:39:45 PM
The Green Lantern last night.  My wife wanted to see the FXs.  A friend of hers is the supervisor.

The WORST movie of the summer, of the year, of many years.

AWFUL.

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Post by: brude on June 18, 2011, 06:03:12 PM
Followed it with Barbarella, Always a pleasure to watch...

Great minds think alike.  Just watched BARBARELLA again last night.
The soundtrack still blows me away.
The Bob Crewe Generation....
Here's two corny choice cuts...

Opening
Main Theme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECJqwpr2W9w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECJqwpr2W9w)

Closing
An Angel is Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz4D85b7kAM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz4D85b7kAM)
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Post by: archie leach on June 18, 2011, 07:00:33 PM
The Green Lantern last night.  My wife wanted to see the FXs.  A friend of hers is the supervisor.

The WORST movie of the summer, of the year, of many years.

AWFUL.

Hyperbole much?

I liked it more than Thor.  Ebert's review is pretty much spot-on.  This list of worse summer movies over the past few years is too long to list, but I will remind you that The Crappening exists....
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Post by: stewart boyle on June 18, 2011, 07:10:34 PM
Spill the beans T..What did Mrs T think of the SFX ?

Stew
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Post by: Ari on June 19, 2011, 01:20:08 AM
Tokyo Fore Police AGAIN, again, I have a theory it could be a GREAT movie, its just so much one scene after another that gets more crazy, never boring, apart from being good over the top fun, theres a little more to it
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Post by: eatbrie on June 19, 2011, 02:14:09 AM
Hyperbole much?

I liked it more than Thor.  Ebert's review is pretty much spot-on.  This list of worse summer movies over the past few years is too long to list, but I will remind you that The Crappening exists....

Oh God, Thor is like a masterpiece next to it.  I almost walked out of Green Lantern.  Life it too short.

And Stew, my wife was not impressed with the effects.  It was just a horrible experience for the 4 of us. 

T
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Post by: paul waines on June 19, 2011, 06:53:28 AM
"4 of you"............Did you take the Dogs as well!!!




Watched Monsters last night...............


Cheered myself up with Silence of the Lambs after it. First rate film, with excellent performances by all. I don't know why I have not picked any posters, or anything else from this film...
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Post by: Harry Caul on June 19, 2011, 08:07:21 AM
Watched the Toby Dammit segment from Histories Extraordinaires (Spirits of the Dead) for my marathon, then we followed it up with B. Keaton's Sherlock Jr.... both looked great on Blu-ray!
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Post by: idioteque on June 21, 2011, 05:31:01 AM
Super 8.

A nostalgia fest. Loved it.
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Post by: brude on June 21, 2011, 06:05:50 AM
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Major disappointment. Thankfully, I had free passes.
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Post by: paul waines on June 21, 2011, 12:50:31 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Major disappointment. Thankfully, I had free passes.


Oh no, I was really looking forward to this... :(
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Post by: brude on June 21, 2011, 07:19:13 PM
Oh no, I was really looking forward to this... :(

You might like it, Paul.
I might have been expecting too much.
It does have it's moments, but I thought it suffered without Knightley and Bloom.
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Post by: Neo on June 22, 2011, 12:52:35 AM
LOTR The Fellowship of the Ring last night on Blu-ray and LOTR The Twin Towers tonight at the theater.  Haven't seen them in about a decade and was shocked at how different it is seeing them now.  Really great movies IMO.  I would have seen The Fellowship in the theater last week, but pre-ordered tickets and the theater number was wrong, and I as well as about 20 other people sat in the wrong theater for the first half hour watching credits for Super 8 (that started half hour after The Fellowship), and realized someone made a little whoops a daisy.  hitself  Got a full refund and several blank stares from people who Gordon Ramsey probably would've called "stupid donkeys."  :D  I didn't get all worked up about it, but unfortunately can't say the same for a few others.  :-\  But yeah, back to the movies, they are classics IMO.  Going to see Return of the King next week.  Amazing how different it is seeing them on the big screen.  Those jokers are long though, about 3.5 hours with the extended version, but very cool, especially the battle scene in Twin Towers.  Epic. 
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on June 22, 2011, 04:44:24 AM
Disneys Robin Hood 4/6....all right.

Viva Las Vegas 4.5/6......take away the better-than-usual songs and Ann Margret its the same ol formula.
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Post by: wonka on June 22, 2011, 08:19:29 PM
Watched The first FatF, La Strada, and 2Fast 2Furious so far. Any recommendations on more Fellini films?  We are probably going to watch La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2 at some point. What else?  Nights of Cabiria?  Toby Damnit?  Please give us some recommendations!

H.C.- I would check out Amarcord. It's one of my favs, based on Fellini's childhood...really fun film to watch.
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Post by: paul waines on June 25, 2011, 01:21:45 PM
Last night watched Island of Terror, First time in about 10 years. The colours are always faded in this film, in all the prints I've seen. Cushing is first rate as always, and I enjoyed Sam Kydd as the local Bobby... 

Followed it with The Bat whispers 1930, what a jollyfine film, and technically far superior to the stagy Universal's of 30/31. Some very funny moments in this Picture. if you haven't seen it, and don't mind early Black & White "talkies" do watch it, it's quite a jolly wheez...

Back to present day for tonight with "The Fighter", though knowing me there will be something old on after it. ;D     
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Post by: CJ138 on June 26, 2011, 09:01:42 AM
I watched I Saw the Devil and Dinner for Schmucks last night.  I Saw The Devil was pretty brutal and entertaining, however, 2 hr 30mins was a little long.  Dinner for Schmucks was'nt as funny as I hoped.
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Post by: brude on June 26, 2011, 09:37:16 AM
I watched MASTER AND COMMANDER and THE BOOGEYMAN (2005).
M&C was top shelf; BOOGEYMAN sucked hind teat.
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Post by: raulleaf on June 26, 2011, 10:43:27 AM
I watched MASTER AND COMMANDER and THE BOOGEYMAN (2005).
M&C was top shelf; BOOGEYMAN sucked hind teat.

The M&C Soundtrack is awesome too...listening now thanks....
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Post by: raulleaf on June 26, 2011, 10:49:56 AM
We watched Closer last night; then I had to dig out Damien Rice's "O" CD and then onto a 45 with "Volcano" and "Lonely Soldier" that I hadn't listen to in a while - I hadn't set up the turntable in 6 months or so; set it up last weekend.  It was a nice 45; brown vinyl and had a special poster in it (see pic).

(http://images.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/music/cover200/drg800/g829/g82916kb541.jpg)
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Post by: paul waines on June 26, 2011, 11:22:34 AM
Excellent first choice Ted, Master and Commander is a first rate film. May put that on tonight...

The fighter was O.K. runs away with it's self a bit in the middle. Yes, we know these people have problems, but it dose go on to the point of annoyance in that middle section....

Followed it with the classic, The Thing from another world.  all is good. :)   
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Post by: brude on June 28, 2011, 07:55:46 AM
Just watched THE HOWLING III: THE MARSUPIALS for the first time since 1987.
I thought it was a hoot then, but now it is just plain awful.
Here's a trailer for those who appreciate real bad cinema:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8YKJkYu37Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8YKJkYu37Y)
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Post by: DreamWarrior on June 28, 2011, 12:56:12 PM
Just watched THE HOWLING III: THE MARSUPIALS for the first time since 1987.
I thought it was a hoot then, but now it is just plain awful.
Here's a trailer for those who appreciate real bad cinema:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8YKJkYu37Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8YKJkYu37Y)
Try Howling V: The Rebirth. It is actually pretty good in a cheesy way. I like how they don't show the werewolf often, which is good when you have like $10 for your SFX budget.
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Post by: raulleaf on June 28, 2011, 10:34:03 PM
Just took my daughter to a screening of Goonies at a tavern type theater.  It was great atmosphere but for some reason I thought the resolution/image quality would have been better.  Blu-ray has spoiled us all I am afraid....  Still a blast as the crowd yelled out "Andy! You Goonie!"  Fun stuff....
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Post by: Dr Hackenbush on June 28, 2011, 11:48:59 PM
Watched SUCKER PUNCH and thought it was decent.  I had heard so many bad reviews that I went in not expecting anything.  I felt Zack Snyder's over did it with the time warping and CGd perspective at times, but I do like the way he tells a story.  But the best thing about the movie was Emily Browning, especially in skimpy clothing  (http://emoticons4u.com/love/663.gif)
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Post by: archie leach on June 29, 2011, 08:56:54 AM
Just took my daughter to a screening of Goonies at a tavern type theater.  It was great atmosphere but for some reason I thought the resolution/image quality would have been better.  Blu-ray has spoiled us all I am afraid....  Still a blast as the crowd yelled out "Andy! You Goonie!"  Fun stuff....

Depending on the theater set up, you very well may have been watching a blu-ray...
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Post by: brude on June 29, 2011, 09:05:15 AM
Watched the colorized version of the 1934 Laurel and Hardy classic MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS (BABES IN TOYLAND). Still holds up well after all these years.  My youngest daughter (12) couldn't be bothered with the B&W version, but she was totally enamored with this one.  She laughed from beginning to end.

Here's the original B&W trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2142765337/ (http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2142765337/)
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Post by: erik1925 on July 02, 2011, 04:13:41 AM
Just watched FRANKENSTEIN 1970 (1958), starring Boris Karloff, tonight on TCM. I'd never seen it before and was only knew the title. I couldnt believe how bad this film was. The monster, was some lumbering thing in bandages with a wrapped head the size of a microwave oven. It was embarrassingly bad. I decided to stick it out. Poor, in every sense of the word. Even Karloff's performace was phoned in.   uhno

Jeff

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Post by: Harry Caul on July 02, 2011, 10:30:04 AM
Underwater!

Yikes.  It was listed as 1 1/2 stars... that was probably generous. Still, it was cool to see such an old movie with great scuba scenes... and it had Jane Russell (hubba hubba).
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Post by: kovacs01 on July 02, 2011, 12:11:51 PM
The Way Back -- was impressed and left wondering why it was not in the best picture discussion last year
Tin Man (mini-series) -- pretty well done albeit odd, the best part was all the detail they put into creating the world and its characters.  it was also refreshing to see a new take on Baum's Oz.
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Post by: paul waines on July 04, 2011, 01:50:03 PM
Watched Season of the Witch saturday.................................... ..Do we not have a tumble-weed smiley ?


Needed cheering up after it as it cost me £17 on blu-disc, so put on Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein...Ahhh quite the ticket. :)
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Post by: brude on July 04, 2011, 03:32:33 PM
Watched ARMAGEDDON for the first time since it was in theaters.
I think I liked it even better this time around.
Yes, I know...I'm shallow...
 ;D
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Post by: stewart boyle on July 07, 2011, 01:14:16 PM
Transformers 3D..`what can anyone say...,the camera never sits still for half a second,lots of bangs per minute..there where too many Transformers for my liking,especially the two little uns,took up far too much screen time,
The 3d itself was at times excellent,especially the skydiving sequences,worked really well,but 3D still bugs me overall,Directors still keep throwing in close objects in every scene,just incase you forget your watching 3d..
6/10

Stew
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Post by: paul waines on July 07, 2011, 01:26:39 PM
3-D failed in the 50's, they tried to revive it in the late 70's early 80's that failed, and now they are at it again... why don't studio's leave 3-D where it belongs, in History.

Until there is a film experience like the Hollo-deck on the enterprise "D" count me out. I did like the Creature from the Black lagoon in 3-D though, and the House of wax, Oh and the Mad Magician, and It came from outer space, but that's it...... ;) 



















And maybe Dial M for murder..... :)
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Post by: guest8 on July 07, 2011, 03:37:48 PM
Watched SUCKER PUNCH and thought it was decent.  I had heard so many bad reviews that I went in not expecting anything.  I felt Zack Snyder's over did it with the time warping and CGd perspective at times, but I do like the way he tells a story.  But the best thing about the movie was Emily Browning, especially in skimpy clothing  (http://emoticons4u.com/love/663.gif)

I had the opposite reaction .. I heard all the bad stuff but I had really hoped for something profound and moving .. and while I see what they were trying for .. They in no way shape or form got there (IMHO) It honestly felt like a video game moving from one level to the next with a lot of music video like cuts.. Just to toss in the only part of the script worth saving in the last few mins. I had held out hope but was saddened to see a 2hr long music video .. although it was interesting to watch ;)
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on July 08, 2011, 03:22:09 PM
Bordertown 3.5/6 , acting was good but the movie wasnt the most exciting......watched it mostly cuz of J-Lo  ;D
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Post by: idioteque on July 08, 2011, 09:02:08 PM
Transformers 3 - 3D. Awful, 2/10

Monsters, DVD. Wonderful, 9/10
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Post by: Zorba on July 08, 2011, 10:25:34 PM
Horrible Bosses. Not the greatest movie ever but plenty of laughs. ;D
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Post by: stewart boyle on July 09, 2011, 09:04:41 AM
Transformers 3 - 3D. Awful, 2/10

Monsters, DVD. Wonderful, 9/10

Awww come on..John Malkovichs` fake tan was worth two points in itself!! ;D
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Post by: paul waines on July 09, 2011, 07:46:06 PM
Just finished watching Drive Angry, the film was a bit poor, but the cars made up for that. The Charger was in it quite a bit ;D

Followed it with Dance of the Vampires, that's Fearless Vampire Killers if your over the pond. A first rate Horror spoof, Sharon Tate looks amazing in it. What more could you want, just finishing the wine before going to bed...

I wonder if Harry has anything to say....... I was watching that Quad also ;) Well played, and very cheap. 
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Post by: guest8 on July 09, 2011, 09:10:43 PM
I had a movie day today and watched all three of the Millennium series ..

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl who played with Fire
The Girl who kicked the Hornets Nest

Its almost one long movie but I was surprised, I just hope the upcoming remakes do them justice! ;) 
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Post by: 50s on July 10, 2011, 03:59:35 AM
Just watched a free screening of a movie in the theatre of the NSW Art Gallery in Sydney. The movie: The Graduate. Well, its the first time I watched it (yeah I've been living under a rock), well, I really enjoyed it. Dustin Hoffman was very young, 20 maybe. I left the movie feeling great - it was fun!
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Post by: Ari on July 10, 2011, 04:04:30 AM
Funny, I watched it last week and balled my eyes out. I always liked the movie, but the song (Scarborough fair) is very sentimental to me as I always sang it to my daughter, who I havent seen for a year and miss terribly. And it was played so many times during the movie.
Can't wait for August and SYDNEY.
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Post by: Bruce on July 10, 2011, 07:00:06 AM
Dustin Hoffman was actually THIRTY, playing a 22 year old!

Anne Bancroft was only 36, and Katharine Ross was 27 (almost 28) so the love triangle would not have been very unusual at all in real life, had they not been related (and of course a 36 year old can't be the mother of a 27 year old).

But it is a wonderful movie.

Bruce
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Post by: skyjackers on July 13, 2011, 03:46:39 PM
Eyes Wide Shut. Loved the music and really enjoyed the film.
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Post by: brude on July 13, 2011, 05:57:29 PM
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST.
I forgot how good a film this really was. Enjoyed every minute of it.

Followed by...
FISTFUL OF DOLLARS.
Opposite reaction. This film has aged poorly. Unintentionally funny and a technical mess.
Only plus was seeing a lean and mean, young Eastwood.  I probably will never watch this one again.

Tonight I intend to watch FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE and THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY.
I've seen 'em all numerous times in days gone by... everyone's Eastwood posters prompted me to re-visit them.
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Post by: paul waines on July 14, 2011, 12:52:04 PM
Just watched (last night ) the 1929 Mysterious island, with the sound bits added. pretty good for 29. It's a bit static when the speech parts are on, but a jollygood film all the same. 

Followed by the 1933 film Supernatural, with Carol Lombard. It gets some bad reviews, but I quite like it. Worth a watch if you've never seen it. 
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Post by: raulleaf on July 15, 2011, 10:38:30 AM
Well I finally got around to watching Two for the See Saw.  Had it on VHS.  It was quite the brain drain trying to decipher Mitchum's  poetic dialogue.  Probably won't watch this one again for a long time....

(http://www.chubbycharlies.com/poster_gallery/mpf/001/images/0152-00.jpg)
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Post by: wonka on July 15, 2011, 04:59:48 PM
Was up laying in bed last night, couldn't sleep, watched Iron Man 2.

Might be the most ridiculous movie I have ever seen this side of Daredevil.

What an incredibly contrived plot. Rourke's ending was about exciting as Darth Vader's 'beginning' in Revenge of the Sith.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Post by: idioteque on July 15, 2011, 06:11:18 PM
The Killer inside me.

Bizarre, twisted, brutal.............and rather good.
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Post by: Harry Caul on July 16, 2011, 08:05:12 AM
T2  The effects didn't hope up quite as well as I was expecting... But the movie was so good it didn't matter. Awesome flick.
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Post by: tstatum on July 17, 2011, 12:19:29 AM
Just watched American History X and now am starting Raging Bull.  Two modern movies with great uses of black and white.
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Post by: idioteque on July 17, 2011, 01:24:30 AM
The Tree of Life.

100% proof Malick.
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Post by: Ari on July 17, 2011, 03:01:11 AM
AFL (Aussie rules football) been a big weekend, Eagles lost, Dockers won. Well Ill be darned.
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Post by: paul waines on July 17, 2011, 03:45:51 AM
Last night watched Apocalypse now, again. Still think it's quite a good film until we get to the Brando part, at which point it rapidly takes a down turn.  It's that long since I last watched it, I forgot Harrison Ford was in it!

Followed that with Carpenters The Thing, it's great to watch a film like that with good old special effects. Far too many films rely on CGI now-a-days, come back Bottin, Savini, Harryhausen, Danforth....

I also stick to my choice of Carpenter films.... Halloween first, followed by the Thing.
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Post by: raulleaf on July 17, 2011, 07:22:12 AM
AFL (Aussie rules football) been a big weekend, Eagles lost, Dockers won. Well Ill be darned.

Are the Brisbane Lions still any good?
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Post by: archie leach on July 17, 2011, 08:49:02 AM
Breaking Bad - In preparation for season 4, I re-watched season 3 and then re-re-watched the final two episodes, Half-Measure and Full Measure, which are, quite simply, sensational. 
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on July 17, 2011, 02:14:06 PM
Lady and Tramp II......4/6 , better than I thought , passable fare.
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Post by: DreamWarrior on July 19, 2011, 01:43:38 PM
Breaking Bad - In preparation for season 4, I re-watched season 3 and then re-re-watched the final two episodes, Half-Measure and Full Measure, which are, quite simply, sensational. 
Best show on TV hands down.
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Post by: Tob on July 19, 2011, 05:35:58 PM
The Tree of Life.

100% proof Malick.

100% proof Malick is a pretty succinct summary! Did you enjoy it, idioteque? . Apart from the obvious beauty, I wasn't expecting it to be quite so abstract and for there to be so little narrative (I avoided reviews before I went in), and I just didn't understand chunks of it...namely some of the imagery at the end inside Sean Penn's sub-conscious/memories...assuming that's what it was! Despite that, i still enjoyed it as it looks and sounds utterly sublime (glad I saw it at the cinema), it challenged my mind throughout and some of the family moments really touched me, so overall I consider it a success.

There were 5 walkouts of about 15 people at the cinema I was in...prob the highest % I have witnessed.



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Post by: Dr Hackenbush on July 19, 2011, 08:50:30 PM
Watching RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE.  I should be watching Top Gear instead   :(
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Post by: eatbrie on July 19, 2011, 10:01:27 PM
I'm a BIG fan of the Resident Evil series.  There is something about girls kicking ass that just turns me on.  Apocalypse is my fav, then Resident Evil 1, Extinction and Afterlife.  So you're not watching the best, IMO.  Still, Larter and Jovovich are not bad to look at.

T
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Post by: CSM on July 19, 2011, 10:07:47 PM
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Post by: idioteque on July 20, 2011, 01:29:09 AM
100% proof Malick is a pretty succinct summary! Did you enjoy it, idioteque? . Apart from the obvious beauty, I wasn't expecting it to be quite so abstract and for there to be so little narrative (I avoided reviews before I went in), and I just didn't understand chunks of it...namely some of the imagery at the end inside Sean Penn's sub-conscious/memories...assuming that's what it was! Despite that, i still enjoyed it as it looks and sounds utterly sublime (glad I saw it at the cinema), it challenged my mind throughout and some of the family moments really touched me, so overall I consider it a success.

There were 5 walkouts of about 15 people at the cinema I was in...prob the highest % I have witnessed.





I did like the film. I saw it at a packed screening at the Auckland film Festival, and boy did this elicit some strong reactions. A few walk outs, some wild cackling and a general bewildered atmosphere. But some strong applause also.

The film for me is to experienced as art, with a film-maker unafraid to just present his thoughts and feelings on life, existence and love, in the form of a filmic poem. I thought the film was flawed, the 1st half being majestic, and the 2nd half being just a bit more repetitive and confusing. The beach ending has been viewed by some as a representation of the afterlife, but as the Sean Penn character is shown to be alive, as well as his father, I took it as representing his reconciliation as he dreamed it to be.

On the whole, a beautiful, challenging, spiritual film, that needs to be seen more than once to form a final opinion.  


SPOILER ALERT

For those who would like to see a clip to demonstrate this beauty, I've attached a link to a clip from the creation of the universe section. But trust me, it's best viewed on the biggest screen you can find

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WvuJwMFPz4
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Post by: Dr Hackenbush on July 20, 2011, 03:05:46 PM
I'm a BIG fan of the Resident Evil series.  There is something about girls kicking ass that just turns me on.  Apocalypse is my fav, then Resident Evil 1, Extinction and Afterlife.  So you're not watching the best, IMO.  Still, Larter and Jovovich are not bad to look at.

T

I'm a fan of Milla Jovovich, but after the first one the franchise blows chunks.  Besides, the CG in the movie was lacking (along with the script).  Didn't help the viewing experience any
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Post by: CJ138 on July 20, 2011, 06:01:43 PM
The Social Network.  I watched it because I grew up with Sean (the guy portayed by Timberlake).  Honestly, I found it pretty boring.
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Post by: stewart boyle on July 22, 2011, 04:58:28 PM
Jaws..
Again,followed by Jaws 2 on ITV

But for the first time,i find i have the chance to kinda study Roy Scheiders` portrayal of Chief Brody.

Its method acting of the highest standard...

Stew
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Post by: Ari on July 23, 2011, 02:16:02 AM
Half of Black Swan, sorry T, I turned it off.
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Post by: 50s on July 24, 2011, 03:00:00 AM
Klute. 1971. Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Roy Scheider (as the pimp).

The real, stand out performances for me, were Jane Fonda's boobs
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Post by: raulleaf on July 24, 2011, 09:48:31 AM
Battle Los Angeles - I like all the action but there were several flaws. Like if they could track them by there communication why wouldn't they just take out all our communications.  Isn't that the first thing you suppose to do in a war?  Also if a grenade and a gas station can take out one of there ships why would the military have an issue blowing the aliens out of the sky.  I am sure all our jets would have been scrambled and most would come from the interior of the country from say Texas... 

Nine - I literally feel asleep during this one...
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Post by: kovacs01 on July 24, 2011, 10:18:17 AM
I've been watching Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth.  I have seen it in pieces before, but not for a long time.  Though I am not quite finished, I have to say it has one of the most amazing casts I have ever seen in any production.  Check out this lineup:

Anne Bancroft
Ernest Borgnine
Claudia Cardinale
Valentina Cortese
Ian Holm
James Earl Jones
Stacy Keach
James Mason
Ian McShane
Laurence Olivier
Donald Pleasance
Christopher Plummer
Anthony Quinn
Rod Steiger
Peter Ustinov
Michael York

As to be expected with a cast like that, its a pretty impressive film.
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Post by: brude on July 24, 2011, 08:06:27 PM
Nine - I literally feel asleep during this one...

That's because you watched NINE and not 9.
This 9 is awesome.
(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/hr_9_poster.jpg)
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Post by: tstatum on July 24, 2011, 08:50:46 PM
I concur. ;D
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Post by: idioteque on July 24, 2011, 09:50:11 PM
13 Assassins.

Holy shit, Kurosawa would have approved. 9/10.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: raulleaf on July 24, 2011, 09:55:07 PM
Well I saw the last Harry Potter; what a mechanical movie.  It was totally unmoving.  FAIL!  There was so much more missing here....  The drama that I expected was missing.  The logic in magic was missing.  They failed on all levels to establish a presence in Good vs Evil.  How can they totally miss this high fastball that the last film set up.  !!!Spoiler!!  Draco should have stayed on the good side, Hagrid was tied up half way through the movie. And Voldemort just floats away; Harry should have flattened him with the power of goodness and love...

By the way I smell a directors cut...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Gimpy on July 28, 2011, 01:24:49 AM
Well I saw the last Harry Potter; what a mechanical movie.  It was totally unmoving.  FAIL!  There was so much more missing here....  The drama that I expected was missing.  The logic in magic was missing.  They failed on all levels to establish a presence in Good vs Evil.  How can they totally miss this high fastball that the last film set up.  !!!Spoiler!!  Draco should have stayed on the good side, Hagrid was tied up half way through the movie. And Voldemort just floats away; Harry should have flattened him with the power of goodness and love...

By the way I smell a directors cut...

Your hate for Potter blinds you. I was exceptionally pleased with the last film. Could think of a few things that I of course would have liked done better but I enjoyed it.

Anyway I just finished watching Source Code. Duncan Jones lived up to his reputation with that one. Still not quite sure how I feel about it...kind of like The Lovely Bones but not as bad...with Lovely Bones I had such a huge knot in my stomach I didn't know how to feel it was a terrible terrifying experience.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: kovacs01 on July 28, 2011, 11:57:37 AM
A Bridge Too Far

Two all star casts in a row.  I had seen this movie, but not since I was 12 or 13, which was before I really paid attention to who was in a film.  I have seen better WWII movies.  To me it seemed a little drawn out, and slightly lacking in attention to detail, mostly in terms of sets and costumes fitting the look of the intended period.  But holy shit, I don't think there is a cast overall that features so many of the greatest (primarily male) stars from the latter third of the 20th century.  The rundown:

Sean Connery
Gene Hackman
Robert Redford
Michael Caine
Anthony Hopkins
James Caan
Laurence Olivier
Elliot Gould
Ryan O'Neal
John Ratzenberger

I am sure there are others that rival this (Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World comes to mind) but that is quite the lineup.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on July 28, 2011, 09:30:08 PM
Just saw Cruising the other night. The story sounded interesting but I mainly watched it because I really like Al Pacino and William Friedkin. This movie gets a lot of bad reviews, but they seem to be mostly from people that can't put the pieces of the movie together or think it bashes gays. IMO it's a solid movie all around and recommend it to anyone into thrillers/intense dramas.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 29, 2011, 09:16:24 AM
The Way Back -- was impressed and left wondering why it was not in the best picture discussion last year


Watched it. Thanks for the heads up. That was some trip.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on July 29, 2011, 12:04:19 PM
Re-watched Time Machine (1960) last night, anything George Pal is quite the ticket. It's still a very enjoyable film, even if some of the effects don't match up to the Modern day stuff; But then I do prefer these older effects to some Modern tat. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on July 29, 2011, 09:42:16 PM
The special effects may be lacking, but that Yvette Mimieux was pretty easy on the eyes!

(http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/j/Yvette%20Mimieux.jpg)

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: guest4168 on July 29, 2011, 10:10:02 PM
Just caught Japanese director Sion Sono's new movie Cold Fish at the local film fest. Totally hilarious movie!

That is if you're the type of sick individual who can see the humour in wanton sex and indiscriminate murder ;)  Everyone else should stay far far away.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: kovacs01 on July 30, 2011, 10:51:23 AM
Watched it. Thanks for the heads up. That was some trip.

Glad you liked it.  It seriously took me by surprise, in a good way.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on July 30, 2011, 12:36:37 PM
Bullitt (1968) and the Italian Job (1969).  Fell asleep several times in the first hour of both of them.  Fast forwarded to the end of Bullitt and just turned off the Blu Ray player an hour in on The Italian Job.  I'll probably check out the 2003 version, in the hopes that one is "better."  As much as I like the art on the paper for older movies, most of the older movies that I've seen are too boring for me.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on July 30, 2011, 12:51:30 PM
Cowboys and Aliens last night.

Are u kidding me?  Officially the worst movie of the year.  Well, maybe not, Green Lantern was pretty fucking bad, but C&A is a close second.  So convoluted, predictable, laughable, ridiculous, stretching the limits of disbelief to a point of no return.

From the likes of Steven Spielberg, Ryan Cavanaugh, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Jon Favreau...  Good job, guys.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: jayn_j on July 30, 2011, 12:57:05 PM
Bullitt (1968) and the Italian Job (1969).  Fell asleep several times in the first hour of both of them.  Fast forwarded to the end of Bullitt and just turned off the Blu Ray player an hour in on The Italian Job.  I'll probably check out the 2003 version, in the hopes that one is "better."  As much as I like the art on the paper for older movies, most of the older movies that I've seen are too boring for me.

Definitely a generational thing.  Newer movies are all about bombarding you with special effects and non-stop action.  I personally find it tiring, and miss the plot development of older movies.  To me, a movie has to tell me a story, and that story is more than blow up a car, blow up a train, crumble a building, kiss the girl, jump out of the way of the bullet, shoot the bad guy, roll credits.

Younger audiences, raised on videogames want the action, and they buy the tickets these days.  Got to accept it, but I really do miss the balanced action stories of the '60s - early '90s.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Juli on July 30, 2011, 01:04:32 PM
Cowboys and Aliens last night.

Are u kidding me?  Officially the worst movie of the year. 

LOL. I was thinking that same thing and I just needed to see the trailer. Looked like one of those CGI stink fests.

~ Juli
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on July 30, 2011, 01:33:36 PM
Definitely a generational thing.  Newer movies are all about bombarding you with special effects and non-stop action.  I personally find it tiring, and miss the plot development of older movies.  To me, a movie has to tell me a story, and that story is more than blow up a car, blow up a train, crumble a building, kiss the girl, jump out of the way of the bullet, shoot the bad guy, roll credits.

Younger audiences, raised on videogames want the action, and they buy the tickets these days.  Got to accept it, but I really do miss the balanced action stories of the '60s - early '90s.



You're probably right about it being generational.  Spare me the pure drama of a Russian novel or Shakespeare with zero action and give me Avatar!  :D  Seriously, I agree that technology can be a negative when there is not enough of a storyline, or not interesting enough, and the film relies on special effects in an attempt to make it decent.  For a good balance between the two, IMO the 80's really set the benchmark for that, and the paper is great from that time period.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on July 30, 2011, 01:38:23 PM
I am surprised Neo, the Italian Job is a first rate film. Maybe it's a British thing, as I don't know anyone old or young who doesn't like it...  You must let us know if you watch the new (2003) one as it's total crap, but this is just a british view-point.  ;D

Bullet can be a bit slow getting going, but McQueen is one cool fellow, and I enjoy his performance. The end chase with the Mustang and the Charger is, so good; And not just for the cars...    

Have you ever watched the original Gone in 60 seconds?  just wondered about your thoughts on it.    
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on July 30, 2011, 01:53:23 PM
I didn't think Bullitt was as bad as Italian Job, but by the time both of them started to get somewhat good, I had already had enough and had to abort and go to my computer where I could jump from one thing to another every five minutes.  :D  McQueen was one of the greatest, but for some reason the movie just seemed to really drag on to the point of sleep.  I'll let y'all know my opinion about the 2003 version for the Italian Job after watching it.  Haven't seen the original Gone in 60 Seconds, yet.  It was at the top of my Blockbuster queue for about 6 months (saying it would soon be available) and after waiting several months was changed to "unavailable."  That combined with several other things forced me to get Netflix as I can stream it through my Xbox 360 for half the price and don't have the hassle with Blockbuster.  I'm glad you mentioned that about the original Gone in 60 Seconds.  I think the new one (2000) is pretty good.  I'll hope for the best on the 1974 version.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on July 30, 2011, 03:46:45 PM
Definitely a generational thing.  Newer movies are all about bombarding you with special effects and non-stop action.  I personally find it tiring, and miss the plot development of older movies.  To me, a movie has to tell me a story, and that story is more than blow up a car, blow up a train, crumble a building, kiss the girl, jump out of the way of the bullet, shoot the bad guy, roll credits.

Younger audiences, raised on videogames want the action, and they buy the tickets these days.  Got to accept it, but I really do miss the balanced action stories of the '60s - early '90s.


It's sad really. I'm a young guy who can't stand most of the new crap that comes out. I prefer a guy in a suit or an animatronic shark, as opposed to CG creatures and such. If I want to see a cheesy action flick I'll rent one from the 80's. There are just too few people from my generation that feel the same way. :(
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on July 30, 2011, 04:01:51 PM
My wife is 32, I'm 10 years older...  I have been trying to show her older movies, but it's difficult, and I recognize that the pace has changed drastically.  Movies of the past were simpler, made for people with limited means of communication and learning.  When I talk to my 19 year old niece today, she knows what I know.  I didn't know shit at 19.  It was a different era, less questions were asked, and older movies tend to reflect that society.  I don't think it's a matter of better or worse, it's a matter of what you have grown accustomed to.

This said, a good story will always be a good story, which is why Hollywood is constantly remaking stories of the past.  Bullitt could be remade with the same basic story and be a knockout.  Just a different pace for different people.  Which doesn't mean that we can't, or shouldn't, watch older movies.  With less means of expression, moviemakers spent more time focusing on story and acting, and that's certainly something that is lacking today.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on July 30, 2011, 05:12:52 PM
The Killing (1956).
I now have to re-adjust my Kubrick Top 3..brilliant movie.

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on July 30, 2011, 07:02:39 PM
Watch both The Killing (and I agree it is brilliant) and The Asphalt Jungle back to back. Very similar movies in some way, but with enough key differences that they are both wonderful and non-repetitive, and you see that both directors make the difference between a good film noir and a great film noir.

And after watching both, you see just how great and versatile an actor Sterling Hayden was!

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 30, 2011, 07:17:20 PM
And after watching both, you see just how great and versatile an actor Sterling Hayden was!

Great actor he was. Awesome from Clay to Ripper and McCluskey.

You all ever seen Zero Hour? Where Airplane was born? You see where Robert Stack got his part.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q__vuyH1JEI

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r_9oR1siKQ8/TMDNadqlnSI/AAAAAAAACDg/vBqhN_VEN9A/s720/zero_hour_JM01338_L.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on July 30, 2011, 07:42:30 PM
Watched the Season of the Witch and The Source Code last night,both enjoyable but nothing to right home about.  Tonight on the agenda The Lincoln Lawyer and The Last Crusade. I figure after the Crystal Skull, the Last Crusade should be a work of art.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: raulleaf on July 30, 2011, 07:54:15 PM
OK just bought Taxi Driver on Blu-Ray...  Don't smack me, I have never seen it.... Full report as soon as I can get the child to go to bed so I can watch it.  Costco had the collectors edition for $12.99...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on July 30, 2011, 08:00:41 PM
Great actor he was. Awesome from Clay to Ripper and McCluskey.

You all ever seen Zero Hour? Where Airplane was born? You see where Robert Stack got his part.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q__vuyH1JEI

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r_9oR1siKQ8/TMDNadqlnSI/AAAAAAAACDg/vBqhN_VEN9A/s720/zero_hour_JM01338_L.jpg)

You sir,are a genius.

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on July 30, 2011, 10:05:39 PM
My wife is 32, I'm 10 years older...  I have been trying to show her older movies, but it's difficult, and I recognize that the pace has changed drastically.  Movies of the past were simpler, made for people with limited means of communication and learning.  When I talk to my 19 year old niece today, she knows what I know.  I didn't know shit at 19.  It was a different era, less questions were asked, and older movies tend to reflect that society.  I don't think it's a matter of better or worse, it's a matter of what you have grown accustomed to.

This said, a good story will always be a good story, which is why Hollywood is constantly remaking stories of the past.  Bullitt could be remade with the same basic story and be a knockout.  Just a different pace for different people.  Which doesn't mean that we can't, or shouldn't, watch older movies.  With less means of expression, moviemakers spent more time focusing on story and acting, and that's certainly something that is lacking today.

T

I must concur, T.  As years pass, the time where kids who have the innocence of childhood then become adults is getting increasingly younger.  Incredible to look back and think how long my childhood was compared to how many kids nowadays are into "grown-up" stuff at such young ages.  You're right, it's all about the different means through technology today, and playing a game like L.A. Noire it appears that the slow pace of life in those times really is reflected in the movies.  Classic movies that are re-done are generally better (IMO) than the originals from way back when because I can relate to them more, such as Clash of the Titans, Tron, most likely Gone in 60 Seconds. ;D  I can still appreciate the classics for what they are, and what they were working with at the time.  On the other hand, with a lot of music, I do prefer a lot of the original, classic stuff to the re-done new stuff, like so many multi-million sold rap albums that feature beats, rhythms, etc. from classic songs, and after a little while (for many of them) people are like "ewww, that is so 6 months ago" where the classics will always held in high regard by the people who like them, so I hear how you guys view the classic films.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on July 30, 2011, 10:17:46 PM
I'm 33 my wife is 35 but the greatness of classic Paul Newman still escapes her.  Hopefully I can rectify this with the next generation.  I have trouble making her watch any classics.  Good thing I love her.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on July 30, 2011, 10:29:45 PM
I'm 33 my wife is 35 but the greatness of classic Paul Newman still escapes her.  Hopefully I can rectify this with the next generation.  I have trouble making her watch any classics.  Good thing I love her.

Wow.  It's hard to imagine who doesn't like Paul Newman.  Probably like a Brit imagining who doesn't like The Italian Job.   ;D  To each his/her own.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on July 30, 2011, 11:11:16 PM
Fly yes land no. This weekend the last crusade next weekend Gone with the Wind.  How can she not like that.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: raulleaf on July 30, 2011, 11:27:10 PM
OK just bought Taxi Driver on Blu-Ray...  Don't smack me, I have never seen it.... Full report as soon as I can get the child to go to bed so I can watch it.  Costco had the collectors edition for $12.99...

Well it was an experience.  Still didn't quite get the last bit when he adjusts his mirror.  Was that him imagining Betsy was in the cab and then checking to see if she was really back there? Or was he just checking to see if she was watching him drive off?

At the end when he was dying the plot to Gran Torino came into my head...  Of course that would mean Eastwood ripped off the story line.  But then I am sure that Taxi Driver ripped off the story line from somewhere else.  Knowing that your sacrifice could save another, etc..

Good film...  I really like the camera direction; especially the still shot of the cab as it was moving through the city (quarter panel, mirror, hood).  Then the shot when he was being a moron on the phone and it dollied to the empty hallway; nice... I did notice they used the exact same shots both times he went to Iris's.  The same hooker was on the balcony both times in the same dress...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on July 30, 2011, 11:34:37 PM
How much better is the Last Crusade then the Crystal skull.  As the third best in the series it is still so much better.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on July 30, 2011, 11:42:59 PM
I just watched Ride The High Country, one of the only good Peckinpah movies I never saw. I liked it a lot, and I am really glad I saw it now, at 58, than if I had watched it at say, 18 or 28, because now I can relate to the aging gunmen, and I thought their characters were the best part of the movie (and of course the "stunt" casting of McCrea and Scott was brilliant).

There is a ton of interesting stuff about the movie (much of it guesswork and rumor) at this page:
http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/133534|0/The-Big-Idea.html (http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/133534|0/The-Big-Idea.html)

Bruce

P.S. I guarantee those of you who are younger would be bored to tears by this movie!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on July 31, 2011, 04:39:26 AM
Watch both The Killing (and I agree it is brilliant) and The Asphalt Jungle back to back. Very similar movies in some way, but with enough key differences that they are both wonderful and non-repetitive, and you see that both directors make the difference between a good film noir and a great film noir.

And after watching both, you see just how great and versatile an actor Sterling Hayden was!

Bruce
Asphalt Jungle is one of those classics I heard of but never saw,so thanks for the tip off.
I will try to get the DVD today  ;)

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on July 31, 2011, 06:36:44 AM
Stew

It really is wonderful. Sam Jaffe really stands out in a superlative cast, and you can clearly see why it made Marilyn Monroe a star!

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Gimpy on July 31, 2011, 06:54:18 AM
There is a ton of interesting stuff about the movie (much of it guesswork and rumor) at this page:
http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/133534|0/The-Big-Idea.html (http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/133534|0/The-Big-Idea.html)

Bruce

P.S. I guarantee those of you who are younger would be bored to tears by this movie!

I'm 21 and TCM is my favorite station.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on August 01, 2011, 06:53:20 AM
I prolly find Ninja Turtles 90 just as good as TDK......better music too  8)

-Masters of Universe
-Delta Force
-Mortal Kombat
-Dirty Harry
-Conan , T1/2
-Chainsaw 74
-Kong 76
-Deer Hunter
-Goodfellas
-Casino

A few films that *genuinly* excites me , it doesnt happen very often......

I also like the Chevy Chase Vacation films , even Cousin Eddies is kinda fun yet stale.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on August 02, 2011, 12:43:55 AM
How much better is the Last Crusade then the Crystal skull.  As the third best in the series it is still so much better.

I liked The Last Crusade a lot. I like it as much as the first two films. Crystal Skull was terrible. I can't stand Shia Ladouche, and won't watch the Wall Street sequel because of him.  gun2
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Chop-Top on August 02, 2011, 01:54:33 AM
I've recently watched these, all recommended:

Diabolique
Earth vs The Flying Saucers
Eraserhead
Sante Sangre
Up
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on August 02, 2011, 06:16:04 PM
Recently watched:

T2 (for its anniversary) -- awesome as always, although the CGI is a bit dated.
Kung Fu Hustle -- WTF in a good way!!!
Sherlock Holmes (new one) -- missed the mark IMO, a couple chuckles... that's it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: raulleaf on August 02, 2011, 07:29:40 PM
Rango - No way that was Johnny Depp.  I actually thought it was a great film...  I ended up watching more of it than my daughter.


(http://meme.zenfs.com/u/dd05ec013f5800dfa6c198e654aedefc566bfdc2.gifa)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: joneyyy on August 03, 2011, 11:47:53 AM
just turned off the Blu Ray player an hour in on The Italian Job.

DEAR GOD!!! you should be banned from watching films for life... just wondering... what is your fav movie..?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on August 03, 2011, 01:50:57 PM
DEAR GOD!!! you should be banned from watching films for life... just wondering... what is your fav movie..?
laugh1 My favorite movie is Dazed and Confused.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 03, 2011, 02:01:04 PM
laugh1 My favorite movie is Dazed and Confused.

I love Dazed and Confused!  ;D

I also dig the Italian Job.

So very subjective this all is.

I could probably list at least 5 movies off of AFIs 100 greatest( It is a pretty kick ass list by the way  thumbup) that I wouldnt piss on if the last remaining existing reel was on fire.  :P
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: raulleaf on August 03, 2011, 10:57:51 PM
Man I never really got dazed and confused.  Maybe I am just too young.  Although the Camaro scene was too funny.  The Italian job always pisses me off because being a traffic engineer I know it is actually impossible to have all lights green a the same time.   Although I always thought Theron was a hottie...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on August 03, 2011, 11:40:34 PM
I think they were talking about the original Italian Job Charlie... could be wrong though.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: raulleaf on August 04, 2011, 12:28:16 AM
I think they were talking about the original Italian Job Charlie... could be wrong though.

hitself  Theron is still a hottie...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on August 04, 2011, 04:15:06 AM
Another PA star is gone....RIP Hightower aka Bubba Smith  :'(

RIP list

Tackleberry
Tacks father in law
crooked mayor PA6
mrs Feldman (just as nuts as Tack re weapons)
House
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on August 04, 2011, 02:07:04 PM
Picked up the Blu disc for Witchfinder General, watched it the other night. One of Vincent's best performances. It may be a bit slow for the playstation generation, but anyone who like's a story or Character study in a film will no doubt enjoy it. ;)    haven't watched the extras yet, but the quality of the film in Blu-ray is excellent. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 04, 2011, 02:12:38 PM
hitself  Theron is still a hottie...

I was talking about the original and assumed we were talking bout the 69 version but you are right on about Theron...she is smoking hot!    ;D

(http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2006/celebdatabase/charlizetheron/charlize_theron1_300_400.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 04, 2011, 02:22:39 PM
Picked up the Blu disc for Witchfinder General, watched it the other night. One of Vincent's best performances. It may be a bit slow for the playstation generation, but anyone who like's a story or Character study in a film will no doubt enjoy it. ;)    haven't watched the extras yet, but the quality of the film in Blu-ray is excellent. 

I like that film a lot. Sadly the blu ray is not available in the US yet. :(

Is the UK version region free?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Gimpy on August 04, 2011, 04:05:13 PM
Bought a copy of The Departed on blu-ray just got it in the other day and watched it last night. It was one of those movies I just never got around to watching. Glad I finally did though. Once I was able to get over listening to the unbearable Boston accent (sorry anyone from Boston  :P ) it was actually a great movie. Little disconnected at the start but Scorsese had quite a bit to shove in a small amount of time for the opening.

If you've seen it you'll know what I mean here: I hate it when movies end like that!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on August 05, 2011, 12:13:45 PM
I like that film a lot. Sadly the blu ray is not available in the US yet. :(

Is the UK version region free?


It doesn't actually say on the box, So I'm going with Yes. It maybe worth checking a dvd website first though.

Nice artwork on the box too...


(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss348/frankenstein31_photos/PICT0349-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 05, 2011, 02:37:40 PM
Nice artwork on the box too...

(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss348/frankenstein31_photos/PICT0349-1.jpg)

Yes it is! A great poster that would make.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on August 06, 2011, 04:50:26 PM
Picked up the Blu disc for Witchfinder General, watched it the other night. One of Vincent's best performances. It may be a bit slow for the playstation generation, but anyone who like's a story or Character study in a film will no doubt enjoy it. ;)    haven't watched the extras yet, but the quality of the film in Blu-ray is excellent. 
Good to hear. I'm going to have to watch it on ondemand tonight.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Chop-Top on August 06, 2011, 06:51:50 PM
I just saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and it's amazing!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on August 06, 2011, 06:54:21 PM
Me too, last night.  Really fun.  For sure, the best popcorn flick of the summer.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Chop-Top on August 06, 2011, 06:57:04 PM
Me too, last night.  Really fun.  For sure, the best popcorn flick of the summer.

T

It passed all of my tests that I give movies...not too much lovie dovie, not too many unnecessary explosions, discernible action, intelligent internal logic, convincing CGI, appropriate homages, great score, well placed humor, breathtaking cinematography, character development, good acting, I could go on. I give it a 10/10.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on August 06, 2011, 07:02:17 PM
I give it a 10/10.

Hell, what do you rate Godfather I and II?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Chop-Top on August 06, 2011, 07:05:00 PM
Hell, what do you rate Godfather I and II?

I'll have to seem them again to let you know (which in itself speaks volumes). BTW, I believe the high ratings for both Citizen Kane and Casablanca are partially due to cinematic heard mentality. It does exist. I also say this as someone who hates the other side of cinematic heard mentality, the mindless Michael Bay type movies like the Transformers. I only see about 4 movies per year at the theater. I'm that fucking picky. The last one I saw was Tron Legacy also a 10/10. How about yourself? How many movies to you see at the theater each year?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on August 06, 2011, 07:08:47 PM
Well, I'd give it a 6.5/10, which is very high for me.  Solid summer entertainment.  Not The Godfather, of course (:)), but thoroughly enjoyable.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on August 06, 2011, 07:14:21 PM
BTW, I believe the high ratings for both Citizen Kane and Casablanca is partially due to cinematic heard mentality. It does exist.

There is some truth to that statement.  Cinema was created to entertain.  As such, great cinema to me is cinema that I can watch over, and over, without ever getting bored.  Although I love The Godfather 2, it doesn't do the job entirely.  It bores me on 3rd viewing.  Citizen Kane is closer.  I can watch it and always find something new.  But it's true that a lot of so-called film lovers love older films because they were told that not loving them was a sin.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Chop-Top on August 06, 2011, 07:14:34 PM
Well, I'd give it a 6.5/10, which is very high for me.  Solid summer entertainment.  Not The Godfather, of course (:)), but thoroughly enjoyable.

T

I'm just curious, what do you rate the original Star Wars film? For me, the version before Lucas fucked with it is a 10/10. The modified version gets a 7/10.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Chop-Top on August 06, 2011, 07:16:02 PM
There is some truth to that statement.  Cinema was created to entertain.  As such, great cinema to me is cinema that I can watch over, and over, without ever getting bored.  Although I love The Godfather 2, it doesn't do the job entirely.  It bores me on 3rd viewing.  Citizen Kane is closer.  I can watch it and always find something new.  But it's true that a lot of so-called film lovers love older films because they were told that not loving them was a sin.

T

Bingo! I'm also not saying that are bad, or that they aren't intelligent or great for their time, but they do have their limits. To be honest, the only things I remember from the Godfather were the artificial cheeks and annoying wedding dancing. I'm sure if I see them again, I will notice better things about the movies. Sometimes it takes me several viewings to finally get a movie. Don't get me started on Dr. Stangelove and the birth date requirements to enjoy it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on August 06, 2011, 07:37:39 PM
I'm just curious, what do you rate the original Star Wars film? For me, the version before Lucas fucked with it is a 10/10. The modified version gets a 7/10.

Star Wars 7/10
ESB 9/10 (almost perfect)
Jedi 6.5/10
Episode 1 2/10
Episode 2 3/10
Episode 3 5/10

T

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on August 06, 2011, 07:41:46 PM
Bingo! I'm also not saying that are bad, or that they aren't intelligent or great for their time, but they do have their limits. To be honest, the only things I remember from the Godfather were the artificial cheeks and annoying wedding dancing. I'm sure if I see them again, I will notice better things about the movies. Sometimes it takes me several viewings to finally get a movie. Don't get me started on Dr. Stangelove and the birth date requirements to enjoy it.

Then you should definitely watch The Godfather again.  It is a solid movie.  Godfather 2 is better, IMO, but that's up for debate.  Godfather 3 makes me cringe, especially the scene where Andy Garcia must play sensual with Sofia Coppola.  Winona Ryder had the part, but was too exhausted from months of shooting to do it.  Too bad.  It would have been a better movie.

Dr. Strangelove - I can watch it over and over again - especially the "No fighting in the war room" scene.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 06, 2011, 08:18:12 PM
Godfather 3 makes me cringe, especially the scene where Andy Garcia must play sensual with Sofia Coppola. 

Dr. Strangelove - I can watch it over and over again - especially the "No fighting in the war room" scene.


I agree with both of those statements. Godfather 3 broke my GF loving heart and Dr. Stranglove is a 10/10.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on August 06, 2011, 08:29:35 PM
How about yourself? How many movies to you see at the theater each year?

Not many these days... but that is because I have an 8 foot diagonal TV (projector), a netflix subscription, and a new baby.  Maybe 2-3?

That said, I find most new movies totally uninspiring.  The lack of new ideas coming out of Hollywood is deplorable... the studios are now run by book keepers instead of visionaries.  That is why we get reboots of prequels and part VIIs of ho-hum franchises.  Yes, there have been remakes in the past, but the majority of pre-1990s remakes were done in the 1920s/30s with the transition to sound.  In total, there were plenty of bad remakes between about 1940 and 1990, but they were only attempted at a very low rate (a few per year tops).  And in that time we also got a few good ones (The Thing).  You can't even compare what is happening now, the wholesale slaughter of every studio's back catalog... even mediocre stuff, with what came before.  I just heard today that there is both a sequel and a prequel to The Wizard of Oz in the works (by different studios nonetheless).  Now tell me again what should be motivating me to support that nonsense by visiting the theaters?

There are countless films I've yet to see and I find it much more rewarding to plow through old movies than to watch new CGI explosion-fests.  The 70s in particular produced some of the best stories and characters put to celluloid.  Sure, some old classics might not seem that impressive by today's standards... but I believe they should still get credit for coming first.  Orson Wells did things with Citizen Kane that no other filmmakers had even considered in their wildest dreams.  And he brought those ideas to life.  He was a visionary.  As were/are other auteurs like Curtiz, Hawks, Huston, Lean, Ford, Coppola, Scorsese, Coens, etc...  I still get surprised by new movies, but they are few and far between.

The Thin Man - 10
Grand Illusion -10
His Girl Friday - 10
Citizen Kane - 10
Casablanca - 10
Philadelphia Story - 10
African Queen - 10
In a Lonely Place - 9
Bob Le Flambeur - 10
Thing from Another World - 8
Le Samourai - 10
Once Upon a Time in the West - 10
Easy Rider - 7 (but still incredible)
Godfather - 9
Godfather II - 10
The Conversation - 10
Mean Streets - 9
Jaws - 9
Outlaw Josey Wales - 9
Taxi Driver - 9
Star Wars - 9
Alien - 10
Blood Simple - 9
ESB - 10
The Thing - 10
Jedi - 7
Aliens - 9
Dead Man - 9
In Bruges - 8
Children of Men - 10

If there is anything else you'd like me to rate I'd be happy to.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on August 06, 2011, 09:00:49 PM
Rate
The Graduate
A Man For All Seasons
From Here to Eternity
On the Waterfront

for starters!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on August 06, 2011, 09:35:18 PM
Rate
The Graduate - 8
A Man For All Seasons - haven't seen
From Here to Eternity - 9
On the Waterfront - 9

for starters!

Anything else?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Chop-Top on August 06, 2011, 10:48:34 PM
How about The Good The Bad The Ugly?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on August 07, 2011, 08:14:07 AM
10


What about your ratings for those movies I listed/rated?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 07, 2011, 08:50:11 AM
How about The Good The Bad The Ugly?

10 here too.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 07, 2011, 09:11:53 AM
His Girl Friday - 10
Citizen Kane - 10
Casablanca - 10
Philadelphia Story - 10
African Queen - 10
Once Upon a Time in the West - 10
Easy Rider - 7 (but still incredible)
Godfather - 9
Godfather II - 10
Mean Streets - 9
Jaws - 9
Outlaw Josey Wales - 9
Taxi Driver - 9
Star Wars - 9
Alien - 10
Blood Simple - 9
ESB - 10
The Thing - 10
Jedi - 7
Aliens - 9

Embarrassingly I havent seen some that you rated but our tastes are mostly similar on those I did see.

His Girl Friday-10
Citizen Kane -9
Casablanca-10
Philadelphia Story-10
African Queen-10
Godfather-10
Godfather II-10
Onve Upon a Time in the West-10
Mean Streets-8
Jaws-9
Easy Rider-7
Outlaw Josey Wales-9
Taxi Driver -9
Alien-8
Blood Simple-8
Star Wars-7
ESB-9
Jedi-6
The Thing-10

Some that arent on that list that I dig and I could list another fifty but I will keep it short for now. :P

Treasure of Sierra Madre-10
Maltese Falcon-10
The Big Sleep-10
Dial M for Murder-10
North By Northwest-10
Arsenic and Old Lace-10
The Lion In Winter-10
Ben Hur-9
Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein-9
Duck Soup-10
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on August 07, 2011, 10:53:19 AM
How did this thread turn into the ratings thread ??

The one I feel is over rated is Citizen Kane, I would only give it a 7/8
Casablanca is most definitely a 10 as are
African Queen
Godfather 2
Jaws
Empire strikes Back
Duck Soup
The Thing from another world

I could list many from the world of Horror and sci-fi, that I personally regard highly, but we would be here for years to come debating them.



Anyway, watched the Cage version of Gone in 60 seconds last night, I seem to watch this film once a year at least....it's a car thing.  Followed it with Revenge of Frankenstein.  A Very underestimated Hammer film I think, it's always a pleasure to watch. I maybe biased as I'm a huge Peter Cushing fan... 
   
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 07, 2011, 11:49:26 AM
How did this thread turn into the ratings thread ??

Casablanca is most definitely a 10 as are

1) I dont know but I went with it  8)
2) Ya I agree. I watch Casablanca once or twice a year. That 9 I put up initially was a boo boo.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: guest8 on August 07, 2011, 11:51:10 AM
Just watched the new Rise of the Apes .. I liked it .. I see an obvious gaping hole in the story .. But Im going to go back and watch the originals now and see if I can poke more holes in the new story :P
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: joneyyy on August 09, 2011, 08:37:02 AM
Just watched the new Rise of the Apes ..

are they doing thw whole lot again or just the 1 movie?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on August 09, 2011, 11:14:08 AM
Considering the movie opened at $54mil and has an 82% approval rating on Rottentomatoes, it is the first of a series.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: kovacs01 on August 09, 2011, 12:04:18 PM
I have been watching the first season of Justified for the past couple of days.  It is another very worthwhile series from FX.  And I have to say, if I had to name a favorite actor based on what he has done for the past 10 or so years, it might very well be Timothy Olyphant (star of this series).
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on August 09, 2011, 01:13:55 PM
Did anyone wait to see the sequence after the credits?

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on August 09, 2011, 01:26:07 PM
Did anyone wait to see the sequence after the credits?

Stew


I don't recall.  Send me a PM if you don't mind with it.  I don't want to spoil it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Gimpy on August 09, 2011, 01:55:23 PM
I got my Alien Anthology blu-ray in the mail and watched Alien yesterday. Going to try and watch Aliens today.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on August 09, 2011, 10:15:43 PM
I got my Alien Anthology blu-ray in the mail and watched Alien yesterday. Going to try and watch Aliens today.
Do you watch mostly watch them at night, mostly?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Chop-Top on August 10, 2011, 01:23:10 AM
I just saw Metropolis. Historically, I'm not much of an older movie fan, but I was glued to the screen the entire time. That movie instantly became one of my top ten movies of all time!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on August 10, 2011, 01:31:34 AM
Good.  Now you can get the poster.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Chop-Top on August 10, 2011, 01:51:45 AM
Good.  Now you can get the poster.

T

I was considering the 84 re-release, but the extra large white boarder just annoys me.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on August 10, 2011, 09:25:01 AM
Finally just watched SUCKER PUNCH and TRON: LEGACY.
I had issues with both, but really enjoyed all the eye candy -- the special effects were dazzling.

(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/GIFS/suckerpunch4.gif) (http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/GIFS/tronlegacy4.gif)

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Gimpy on August 11, 2011, 06:41:26 PM
Finally just watched SUCKER PUNCH and TRON: LEGACY.
I had issues with both, but really enjoyed all the eye candy -- the special effects were dazzling.

(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/GIFS/suckerpunch4.gif) (http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/GIFS/tronlegacy4.gif)



Sucker Punch is bad....real bad.
I really enjoyed Tron Legacy. People say it didn't have a plot but those people are what I like to call: dumb. He got in, wanted to get out, journeyed towards the end of the movie. Yep that sounds like plot to me. Some people I tell ya...

I just watched Alien 3...also bad. Holds nothing to the first 2. Friggin Fincher.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on August 11, 2011, 06:43:12 PM
I just watched Alien 3...also bad. Holds nothing to the first 2. Friggin Fincher.

Take that back......  ;)

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Gimpy on August 11, 2011, 08:35:27 PM
Take that back......  ;)

Stew

Man it's so drawn out and cliche'd to the extreme. Honestly the movie could and should have ended an hour into it. It got extremely predictable very early on and the prisoners are the epitome of every character you see in every movie ...ever. Fincher's direction is horrible.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on August 11, 2011, 09:46:11 PM
Man it's so drawn out and cliche'd to the extreme. Honestly the movie could and should have ended an hour into it. It got extremely predictable very early on and the prisoners are the epitome of every character you see in every movie ...ever. Fincher's direction is horrible.

I liked ALIEN 3. It certainly wasn't perfect, but there were things about it that resonated with me. I liked the medieval feel to the movie...the fire, the dragon-like alien, the prison, the lack of sophisticated weaponry. The rapid-fire dialogue reminded me of the 1952 THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD. It was taut, fast-paced and well-directed. A strong debut for Fincher.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on August 12, 2011, 12:09:44 PM
1951 Ted... ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: guest8 on August 12, 2011, 12:16:18 PM
Dead Ringers
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on August 12, 2011, 05:37:55 PM

Dead Ringers


That's a great Cronenberg film, huh?  I thought it was strange as hell when I saw it and then after watching it I did a little research on it and saw that it was based on a true story.  Definitely one of the most strange movies I've seen.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on August 12, 2011, 05:39:21 PM
Seen a few recently, the most notable being Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  Great movie.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: raulleaf on August 12, 2011, 05:48:14 PM
Seen a few recently, the most notable being Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  Great movie.

My wife and I went to see this too on Wednesday; it was the best movie I've seen all year at the theaters.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: guest8 on August 12, 2011, 08:16:11 PM
That's a great Cronenberg film, huh?  I thought it was strange as hell when I saw it and then after watching it I did a little research on it and saw that it was based on a true story.  Definitely one of the most strange movies I've seen.

Yeah I was impressed, I had never seen it before so I really didnt know what I was in for when I started it ! :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on August 12, 2011, 09:26:10 PM
1951 Ted... ;)

Thanks, Paul.  Gotta get me some new bifocals. Can't hardly see the stinkin' screen sometimes...much less the keyboard...  mesmrized
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on August 12, 2011, 09:31:18 PM
Dead Ringers

Jeremy Irons' two best performances.
DEAD RINGERS swept Canada's Genie awards...I think 11 wins out of 13 nominations...
Great film.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on August 14, 2011, 02:57:43 AM
What About Bob? last night.  I forgot how fucking funny that movie is.  "Dr. Maaaaarvin!  Dr. Leo Maaaaarvin!"


(http://www.eatbrie.com/movie_posters_files/Whataboutbob.jpg)

I couldn't stop laughing.  Murray and Dreyfuss are an amazing pair.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 50s on August 14, 2011, 03:48:28 AM
Watched Taxi Driver for the first time, at the cinema. Quite good, but most enjoyed Cybil Shepard as she looked cute! In Moonlighting I think she was a bit older and she didn't appeal to me as much in such a way but I loved the series. Jodie Foster seemed like 15 years old, playing a 12 year old hooker. A bit bloody at the end.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: raulleaf on August 14, 2011, 08:32:39 AM
Watched Taxi Driver for the first time, at the cinema. Quite good, but most enjoyed Cybil Shepard as she looked cute! In Moonlighting I think she was a bit older and she didn't appeal to me as much in such a way but I loved the series. Jodie Foster seemed like 15 years old, playing a 12 year old hooker. A bit bloody at the end.

This make me feel better as I just saw this movie for the first time too.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on August 14, 2011, 10:42:29 AM
I have been trying to catch the few classics I have never seen. A week ago I watched Ride the High Country which I thought excellent, but yesterday I watched The Naked Spur, which I thought very mediocre. The entire cast consisted of 5 very fine actors, but they were sabotaged by a very weak and implausible script, and the pacing was poor.

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on August 14, 2011, 12:14:57 PM
Just watched RANGO and BATTLE LOS ANGELES.
RANGO had great animation, but lacked the enthusiasm and humor I expected.
BATTLE LA was pretty darn cool.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on August 14, 2011, 12:42:57 PM
I was in two minds over Battle L.A. I may get it now...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: raulleaf on August 14, 2011, 04:14:58 PM
Went on a rewatch binge.  Rewatched:

African Queen (bluray) - I recommend that if you haven't checked out the behind the scenes short; it was really inspiring.
Beetlejuice (bluray)- Still awesome fun.
Arachnophobia - Still a great creepy film; my wife had never seen it and she kept asking me to turn it off.  The music is also something that can't be forgotten.
Departed (bluray) - Still fucking sucks when Bill gets shot in the end...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: kovacs01 on August 16, 2011, 02:48:27 AM
Departed (bluray) - Still fucking sucks when Bill gets shot in the end...

Watch the Infernal Affairs trilogy which this film was based on.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on August 16, 2011, 09:11:18 AM
This weekend me and the kids rewatched How to train a Dragon and watched for the first time The fantastic Mr. Fox.  We enjoyed both
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 16, 2011, 07:05:58 PM
Watching alot of TCM lately as they are having actor days all month.

A couple of quick highlights and keeping it short.... The Huncback of Notre Dame 39 on Laughton day and His Girl Friday on Bellamy day.

Woodward today.  Bogart is up tomorrow. So if you are up for some Bogie....Good stuff.

http://www.tcm.com/summer/#/day17/tohaveandhavenot/bio
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on August 17, 2011, 01:53:49 AM
Finally watched MEGAMIND...what a blast.
I am starting to prefer Dreamworks to Pixar.  Their films seem much funnier and more 'with it.'
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on August 17, 2011, 10:39:23 AM
Bogart is up tomorrow. So if you are up for some Bogie....Good stuff.

http://www.tcm.com/summer/#/day17/tohaveandhavenot/bio

Interesting... They pegged his best movie as (perhaps) In a Lonely Place!

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/410363|0/Humphrey-Bogart-8-17.html
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on August 17, 2011, 01:21:06 PM
I must say Laughtons Hunchback is ( and I'm a huge Chaney fan ) the best adaption ever. It's also a great film, up there with some of the classics. A better watch than Citizen Kane, Gone with the wind, and a few others I could mention.

Do catch it Zorba if you haven't seen it in a while...


I re-watched The Conversation, still a first rate film. Hackman is at his best as Mr Caul, a great prelude to Enemy of the state. Also re-watched The Devil Doll (1960), haven't seen it for many years, it seems to have lost some of it's appeal over the years. While I'm on the re-watched stuff, the other recent one's are:-  Faceless, Deep Red, Shockwaves, Silent Night Deadly night, and Brides of Dracula. Possibly Hammers best film.......Most definitely high top 10.   
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 17, 2011, 04:23:53 PM
I must say Laughtons Hunchback is ( and I'm a huge Chaney fan ) the best adaption ever. It's also a great film, up there with some of the classics. A better watch than Citizen Kane, Gone with the wind, and a few others I could mention.

Do catch it Zorba if you haven't seen it in a while...


I should have been more specific in my post. That one was on TCM the sunday before last. It was as you describe, kick ass. Laughton was awesome and O'Hara was one smoking hot Esmeralda to boot.


Matt I am looking forward to getting to watch In a Lonely Place with out interruption. I will NOT be taking calls!

The Maltese Falcon is airing after it. That one I have seen a thousand times and actually read the Hammett novel before I first saw it so I will be taking calls ....on an emergency basis only.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 17, 2011, 09:12:15 PM
I would not describe In a Lonely Place as my favorite Bogart film but it certainly shows off his depth as an actor. He was a very bad man.

I will be watching it again soon. After a thousand views, its okay I write while Maltese Falcon is playing.  8)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on August 17, 2011, 09:43:46 PM
Interesting... They pegged his best movie as (perhaps) In a Lonely Place!

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/410363|0/Humphrey-Bogart-8-17.html

Doubly interesting ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on August 17, 2011, 09:45:07 PM
But Bogart's best is The Big Sleep
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 17, 2011, 09:49:37 PM
But Bogart's best is The Big Sleep

Possibly.

I have a three way tie right now between The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon and Treasure of the Sierra Madre....Wait....Four way tie. I forgot The African Queen.

I think I will bite the bullet and watch them all again in the next couple of weeks.

Sahara is up next on TCM.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: theartofmovieposters on August 17, 2011, 11:56:20 PM
Now don't hate me but I've only seen three of his films...The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca...sorry Chris, Casablanca wins hands down.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on August 18, 2011, 12:03:01 AM
Now don't hate me but I've only seen three of his films...The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca...sorry Chris, Casablanca wins hands down.

You're such a chick sometimes  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 18, 2011, 08:10:48 AM
Now don't hate me but I've only seen three of his films...The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca...sorry Chris, Casablanca wins hands down.

I forgot Casablanca again.  :-[

Five way tie.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 50s on August 20, 2011, 02:09:40 AM
Just saw Rise of the Apes, or whatever it was called... I am trying to scrub it from my mind. I did not like it at all, in fact I took someone with me to see it and I was cringing in agony throughout it thinking they will never talk to me again. Afterwards my friend basically said don't call me... I'll call you. How to I clarify without giving away the story. I've just come off seeing classics such as The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Klute, Deliverance and Taxi Driver, then I go and see this tripe. Main thing is the CGI effects I dislike,

*** spoiler info follows ***
stunted monkey movement monkeys walking up walls although nothing to grip on to, a gorilla that can jump extra ordinary distance, all while riddled with bullets, brain drug cant allow a monkey to talk - the anatomy is not there - the cant talk just because they gain intelligence.

Well, it just descended into stupidity, and I felt no emotion connection to the ape who was the main character. That will teach me for giving a modern movie a try!!!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on August 21, 2011, 12:40:02 AM
Watched Priest I liked the premise the execution was a little lacking. Afterwards on the recommendation of a few friends I watched Hard Candy I must say i really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Chop-Top on August 21, 2011, 01:10:08 AM
Just saw Rise of the Apes, or whatever it was called... I am trying to scrub it from my mind. I did not like it at all, in fact I took someone with me to see it and I was cringing in agony throughout it thinking they will never talk to me again. Afterwards my friend basically said don't call me... I'll call you. How to I clarify without giving away the story. I've just come off seeing classics such as The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Klute, Deliverance and Taxi Driver, then I go and see this tripe. Main thing is the CGI effects I dislike,

*** spoiler info follows ***
stunted monkey movement monkeys walking up walls although nothing to grip on to, a gorilla that can jump extra ordinary distance, all while riddled with bullets, brain drug cant allow a monkey to talk - the anatomy is not there - the cant talk just because they gain intelligence.

Well, it just descended into stupidity, and I felt no emotion connection to the ape who was the main character. That will teach me for giving a modern movie a try!!!

You're complaining about talking monkeys in a Planet of the Apes movie? My brain won't allow me to even process an analogy for this.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 50s on August 21, 2011, 01:59:02 AM
You're complaining about talking monkeys in a Planet of the Apes movie? My brain won't allow me to even process an analogy for this.

Showing your stupidity again Chop? It is always good to re-read a post before commenting on it. Either you can't read or are just trolling for a reaction as you have admitted you do. Well I am happy to give it to you because the more you think you look clever, the more you look like one of these stupid apes: sad, pitiful, fake, no substance, hairy palms and with wet pants... 

In fact I was expecting talking monkeys and very much looked forward to it - I wanted it to be like the past Planets movies. Again I will say, for you Chop, one of the stupidities in this movie is how the apes (just normal apes, nothing special) came to talk late in the movie, they only came to talk after being administered a potential Alzheimer drug cure which specifically grows neurons in the brain (a drug you should try to get a hold of). The chimps larynx is positioned different to a humans, and some extra neurons in the head to make the chimp more intelligent wont magically make it talk. Well that's just one nit pic like I said. It was the CGI effects I found to be the worst aspect of the movie, with most everything else about it a close second.

I think you would really enjoy this movie. I just suggest you watch it a second time though before you comment on it.

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Post by: raulleaf on August 21, 2011, 09:10:27 PM
Edge of Darkness (Mel Gibson)

It was actually a good film.   jawdrop

I thought Mel was done with acting.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tob on August 25, 2011, 08:19:25 AM
Well, it just descended into stupidity, and I felt no emotion connection to the ape who was the main character. That will teach me for giving a modern movie a try!!!

I was the opposite, I really connected with Caeser. Perhaps because I love Apes in real life. I did think it was refreshing to see a summer blockbuster that had a bit of heart and some half decent characters.

As for giving 'modern movies' a try, keep trying! Yes, most of Hollywood's recent output is made by accountants and not artists and they're aimed at a certain demographic with a small attention span, but there are still fantastic films being made every year throughout the world. Writing off watching 'modern films' as if they're a genre seems rather premature to me :-\
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Post by: guest8 on August 25, 2011, 08:26:59 AM
I watched the new Fright Night last night and honestly felt it was better than the original .. Which I watched immediately afterward and turned off half way though because I was bored with it :P Thats not to say that either film was deeply complex or anything .. One thing the original did have over the new version though .. Nudity !! :D
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Post by: Bruce on August 25, 2011, 08:41:28 AM
Okay Tob, you see like the right one to ask. Because of how busy I am at work (and having 5 kids) I have seen barely any new movies since 2000 (after staying current on every top movie from 1968 to 1999, and seeing thousands of old classics too!).

Make me your list of the ten "must see" movies from 2000 to the present, and I will try to watch them and report back to you how I thought they compared to older classics.

Thanks.

Bruce
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Post by: tstatum on August 25, 2011, 11:15:57 AM
Finished Exodus last night, had to make it a two nighter. I really enjoyed it another fine acting job by Newman.  Tonight Sometimes a great Notion.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on August 25, 2011, 05:38:30 PM
Okay Tob, you see like the right one to ask. Because of how busy I am at work (and having 5 kids) I have seen barely any new movies since 2000 (after staying current on every top movie from 1968 to 1999, and seeing thousands of old classics too!).

Make me your list of the ten "must see" movies from 2000 to the present, and I will try to watch them and report back to you how I thought they compared to older classics.

I know that you weren't asking me, but off the top of my head I'd go with something like this...

City of God
Pan's Labyrinth
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Audition (it's a '99 release but I don't think it played here until later)
Oldboy
No Country for Old Men
Up... (althought Wall-E is right there)
The Hurt Locker
Letters from Iwo Jima
The Lives of Others
Inglourious Basterds
Inception
Black Book

and I think there's a chance that you'd end up in the pro-Shutter Island camp...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tob on August 25, 2011, 05:39:50 PM
You have good taste Archie!

Hmmm, I'm on a long train ride home after a few beers and I realise a good film is obviously a very subjective thing, but some films from 2000 onwards that I have enjoyed are...

Memento
The Secret in their Eyes
City of God
A Prophet
No County For Old Men
A Very Long Engagement
The Proposition
Let the Right One In
Mulholland Drive
The Lives of Others
The Assassination of Jesse James
Oldboy
There Will Be Blood
Battle Royale
Read my Lips
Children of Men
The Prestige
Pan's Labyrinth 
O Brother Where Art Thou?
À l'intérieur
Infernal Affairs
Borat
Hero
[REC]
Moon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Into the Wild
Dead Man's Shoes
Spirited Away

Bear in mind that I'm a 30 something and love genre movies (e.g. À l'intérieur will only appeal to horror fans I imagine), but I'd hope a few of the above might entertain and excite you as much as me. 





Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on August 25, 2011, 05:43:29 PM
City of God (YES)
Pan's Labyrinth(Maybe..Devils Backbone is better)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(Yes)
Audition (it's a '99 release but I don't think it played here until later) (Yes)
Oldboy(Yes)
No Country for Old Men(def are you kidding me?)
Up... (althought Wall-E is right there)............(nope)
The Hurt Locker(nope)
Letters from Iwo Jima(Yes)
The Lives of Others(Archie is the man)
Inglourious Basterds (nope)
Inception(Def nope)
Black Book(not Seen)

and I think there's a chance that you'd end up in the pro-Shutter Island camp...(+1)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: theartofmovieposters on August 25, 2011, 05:46:23 PM
The Proposition


A man after my own heart...If you liked that, check out The Tracker.  Bloody fantastic aussie film along similar lines to The Proposition.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on August 25, 2011, 05:56:00 PM
You have good taste Archie!

Hmmm, I'm on a long train ride home after a few beers and I realise a good film is obviously a very subjective thing, but some films from 2000 onwards that I have enjoyed are...

Memento
The Secret in their Eyes
City of God
A Prophet
No County For Old Men
A Very Long Engagement
The Proposition
Let the Right One In
Mulholland Drive
The Lives of Others
The Assassination of Jesse James
Oldboy
There Will Be Blood
Battle Royale
Read my Lips
Children of Men
The Prestige
Pan's Labyrinth 
O Brother Where Art Thou?
À l'intérieur
Infernal Affairs
Borat
Hero
[REC]
Moon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Into the Wild
Dead Man's Shoes
Spirited Away

Bear in mind that I'm a 30 something and love genre movies (e.g. À l'intérieur will only appeal to horror fans I imagine), but I'd hope a few of the above might entertain and excite you as much as me. 

I'm with you on these as well, although Let Me In, the english language remake of Let the Right One In, is, in many ways, a better film.

The only one on your list that I've seen and didn't care for was Crouching Boredom, Hidden Point, although I think There Will Be Blood isn't quite as great as it likes to think that it is...  still, that's some pretty good agreement.
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Post by: archie leach on August 25, 2011, 06:03:54 PM
Oh, and The Assassination of Jesse James reminded me of one of my favorite Aussie films Chopper (same director).  Eric Bana was aces all around.

Must see TV, as they say...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on August 25, 2011, 06:08:19 PM
Oh, and The Assassination of Jesse James reminded me of one of my favorite Aussie films Chopper (same director).  Eric Bana was aces all around.

Must see TV, as they say...

Great Film...one of my faves.. keep em coming Archie..
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: theartofmovieposters on August 25, 2011, 06:10:39 PM
Oh, and The Assassination of Jesse James reminded me of one of my favorite Aussie films Chopper (same director).  Eric Bana was aces all around.

Must see TV, as they say...

Ah Chopper.  This is where we all found out Bana could really act.  His portrayal of Chopper is spot on.  Yes, definately a gem.

And on a side note, Assassination of Jessie James is one of the rare movies with Pitt I can stand to watch.
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Post by: theartofmovieposters on August 25, 2011, 06:13:32 PM
Just remember Animal Kingdom.  Another great one I would recommend to those of you not adverse to a bit of aussie cinema.

I'm off to get a coffee now...way too many mistakes in my last posting!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on August 25, 2011, 06:15:41 PM
Just remember Animal Kingdom.  Another great one I would recommend to those of you not adverse to a bit of aussie cinema.

I'm off to get a coffee now...way too many mistakes in my last posting!
Crocodile Dundee..via The Paul Hogan show was the reason i became a projectionist..love Aussie movies..

Stew
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Post by: paul waines on August 25, 2011, 06:49:17 PM
Well I've had a few days off work, though still working around the House, but had time to watch plenty of films...

Last night I subjected Yvonne to both the Dr Phibes films, I love them, even though they are supposed to take place in the 20's, they are so early 70's. I don't think she was that impressed...   Watched Red riding hood, seemed a bit slow to get going, but wasn't bad for a 12 rated film... "Granma what big eye's you have". jollyfine stuff. Also watched Paul, A great title eyeroll and quite a good film. Loads of little in things for the Sci-fi geeks among us...

Re-watched Beast from 20,000 fathoms, always a guilty pleasure. Had a double bill of Sleepy Hollow, and American Werewolf in London, quite the ticket. I always enjoy American Werewolf, it's a once a year film...

Had a bit of a 70's night with Land that time forgot, Warlords of atlantis, and At the earths core (could have been a Doug McClure night). I still prefer those paper mashe dinosaurs of Rodger Dicken than 95% of the CGI crap thats out there. All these were mixed with lashings of Laurel & Hardy shorts, and quite a few Sherlock Holmes, the Rathbone/Bruce one's of course...  It's been a jolly old week. :D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: theartofmovieposters on August 25, 2011, 06:57:09 PM
Crocodile Dundee..via The Paul Hogan show was the reason i became a projectionist..love Aussie movies..

Stew

Crikey! :D

Well if you love aussie movies check out these if you haven't already:
Samson & Delilah
Mary and Max
The Square (good not great)
Not Quite Hollywood (much fun)
Suburban Mayhem (the chick is the best thing about the movie)
The Hard Word (Guy Pearce at his best)



Run away from any copy of Gabriel with Sam Worthington you come across (And the poster was so promising)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: theartofmovieposters on August 25, 2011, 07:00:20 PM
Oh and Dirty Deeds...(such a fun film) awesome acca dacca soundtrack to boot.  OY!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: theartofmovieposters on August 25, 2011, 07:01:33 PM
Well I've had a few days off work, though still working around the House, but had time to watch plenty of films...

Last night I subjected Yvonne to both the Dr Phibes films, I love them, even though they are supposed to take place in the 20's, they are so early 70's. I don't think she was that impressed...   Watched Red riding hood, seemed a bit slow to get going, but wasn't bad for a 12 rated film... "Granma what big eye's you have". jollyfine stuff. Also watched Paul, A great title eyeroll and quite a good film. Loads of little in things for the Sci-fi geeks among us...

Re-watched Beast from 20,000 fathoms, always a guilty pleasure. Had a double bill of Sleepy Hollow, and American Werewolf in London, quite the ticket. I always enjoy American Werewolf, it's a once a year film...

Had a bit of a 70's night with Land that time forgot, Warlords of atlantis, and At the earths core (could have been a Doug McClure night). I still prefer those paper mashe dinosaurs of Rodger Dicken than 95% of the CGI crap thats out there. All these were mixed with lashings of Laurel & Hardy shorts, and quite a few Sherlock Holmes, the Rathbone/Bruce one's of course...  It's been a jolly old week. :D

Haven't seen american werewolf in ages...holds up well by the sounds of it
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tob on August 25, 2011, 07:05:39 PM
A man after my own heart...If you liked that, check out The Tracker.  Bloody fantastic aussie film along similar lines to The Proposition.

I enjoyed Tracker too - Ray Winstone is always watchable and Temuera Morrison is always in my good books from Once Were Warriors. I enjoyed the setting very much, a fun film. It reminded me of The Edge which is a guilty pleasure of mine :)
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Post by: Zorba on August 25, 2011, 07:08:24 PM
Haven't seen american werewolf in ages...holds up well by the sounds of it

It does that. You should give it a look. I am with Paul as I watch it at least once a year. Picked up the blu a few months ago.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on August 25, 2011, 08:39:29 PM
Haven't seen american werewolf in ages...holds up well by the sounds of it

I saw it recently and still didn't get the love. 


By the way, I completely forgot my favorite film of last year that happens to be set in Bruce's back yard - Winter's Bone
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on September 01, 2011, 12:30:30 PM
I saw Scarface last night at my local AMC Theater, beautiful restored print.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on September 01, 2011, 03:19:34 PM
Just watched Jim Carrey in YES MAN.
Not his best, but entertaining stuff, indeed.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on September 04, 2011, 05:22:25 PM
DESPICABLE ME, the animated comedy starring Steve Carell.  Absolutely loved it.
DOGHOUSE, the gory horror comedy....very cool, but this Yank needed subtitles.  I probably missed most of the jokes...duh...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on September 04, 2011, 06:22:52 PM
DESPICABLE ME, the animated comedy starring Steve Carell.  Absolutely loved it.

My daughter and I have watched this like twice a week for the past two months.  Steve Carell did an awesome job...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: guest8 on September 05, 2011, 09:31:13 AM
Just watched Red State last night .. Its Kevin Smith's latest work ..Written, directed edited and whatever else he did for the film. It was his project .. and I have been fond of many if not most of Kevin's previous works and was glad to hear he was "doing something different" with this movie .. But I was let down .. The seemingly endless string of coincidences and all the other undoubtedly crazy circumstances left me wondering WTF and I was unable to connect with ANY of the characters... I see he was trying to go dark with this movie to show that no one is really "innocent" while trying to break away from his typical 'persona' but it was just too much for me .. I need to be able to connect with the characters and while the performances where all actually really good it was still difficult to feel emotionally invested .. and while I agree no one is really innocent in the crazy world we live in we all have redeeming qualities and those are what make us stand out as different from the psychotic killers portrayed in this movie. So I say give it a watch and see what you think but dont go in with some lofty expectations .. :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on September 05, 2011, 10:00:49 AM
Miller's Crossing. Very well acted and beautifully shot. Really enjoyed it. 9/10.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on September 05, 2011, 10:29:08 AM
Miller's Crossing. Very well acted and beautifully shot. Really enjoyed it. 9/10.

My favorite Coen Bros. film.  thumbup
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: ATLfun on September 05, 2011, 10:55:19 AM
  My wife and I watched IP Man last night, a 2008 release.  Though highly reviewed, I was worried at first that it was just a typical kung fu movie.  However, my wife thoroughly enjoyed it.  The fighting was secondary to family relationships and honor.  I was so glad that it did not have a lot of that "flying wire" fight scenes. That is so overdone nowadays.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on September 05, 2011, 05:55:53 PM
Miller's Crossing. Very well acted and beautifully shot. Really enjoyed it. 9/10.

My favorite Coen Bros. film.  thumbup

My favorite film.   sm1
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on September 06, 2011, 11:11:22 PM
What can I say about DEAD SNOW, the over-the-top zombie horror comedy
I am still trying to process the rationale behind this one.
It's kind of a cross between SHOCK WAVES and EVIL DEAD, with buckets of blood thrown all over the landscape.
Some of it was top-notch, some of was just plain stupid.
How do they say it? "Check your brains in at the boxoffice."
I recommend it!
 thumbup

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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on September 08, 2011, 11:38:20 PM
25th Defenders of Earth and 45th anniversary Green Hornet.........
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on September 09, 2011, 01:51:11 AM
Just finished the Star Trek Enterprise Series (Seasons 1-4) the one with Scott Bakula and Jolene Blalock.

Vulcan:

(http://www.girlskickbutt.com/images/girls/jolene_blalock/jolene_blalock_006.jpg)

Hot Vulcan!:

(http://i2.listal.com/image/157902/600full-jolene-blalock.jpg)

Gonna miss her....
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: ATLfun on September 11, 2011, 08:37:42 PM


   Saw The Collector last night. I could have done without that one, same genre as SAW.  Also rented something I think called The Killing: Mr. Mesir, Part  1.  Not a bad french film, different.

Brian
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: joneyyy on September 12, 2011, 11:59:15 AM
Chopper

love that film,

Jimmy, if you keep stabbing me, you're going to kill me.....
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: joneyyy on September 12, 2011, 12:00:34 PM
It does that. You should give it a look. I am with Paul as I watch it at least once a year. Picked up the blu a few months ago.



cant watch it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on September 12, 2011, 07:09:17 PM
Valhalla Rising......AMAZING!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: the chip guy on September 13, 2011, 08:34:04 PM
Just saw Troll 2 for the first time the other day... and I must say it's a five star master peice that is worthy of multiple veiwings. ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on September 13, 2011, 10:38:17 PM

   Saw The Collector last night. I could have done without that one, same genre as SAW.  Also rented something I think called The Killing: Mr. Mesir, Part  1.  Not a bad french film, different.

Brian

I assume you aren't talking about the 1965 version! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059043/combined)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on September 13, 2011, 11:13:27 PM
NEED A DVD PLAYER... sniff.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: kovacs01 on September 14, 2011, 04:04:41 AM
You have good taste Archie!

Hmmm, I'm on a long train ride home after a few beers and I realise a good film is obviously a very subjective thing, but some films from 2000 onwards that I have enjoyed are...

Memento
The Secret in their Eyes
City of God
A Prophet
No County For Old Men
A Very Long Engagement
The Proposition
Let the Right One In
Mulholland Drive
The Lives of Others
The Assassination of Jesse James
Oldboy
There Will Be Blood
Battle Royale
Read my Lips
Children of Men
The Prestige
Pan's Labyrinth
O Brother Where Art Thou?
À l'intérieur
Infernal Affairs
Borat
Hero
[REC]
Moon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Into the Wild
Dead Man's Shoes
Spirited Away

Bear in mind that I'm a 30 something and love genre movies (e.g. À l'intérieur will only appeal to horror fans I imagine), but I'd hope a few of the above might entertain and excite you as much as me.







Working off of Tob's list, deleting some and adding some.

The Tunnel
The Twilight Samurai
The Man From Earth
The Way Back
Downfall
Max Manus
Ip Man
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Post by: Charlie on September 16, 2011, 11:15:57 PM
So I watched Blue Velvet this past Wednesday and been meaning to post.  But WTF?  I found myself laughing at the insanity of the movie.  However it is eerily unforgettable...
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Post by: brude on September 17, 2011, 02:38:16 AM
While I've been without cable for 20plus days, I've been watching a lot of DVDs, including YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, which I haven't seen in years.
I originally loved it back in the day, but I found it absolutely pathetic to watch today.
Is it just me, or has this film aged that badly?

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on September 17, 2011, 03:16:11 AM
It's just you Ted, I still watch it and it's jolly funny. You may not have been it the right mood for it.

On a different note, how's it going settling into your new Cave Ted?  I've been in this one for over two years and was still unpacking boxes last week...  We're starting on the front room today. eyeroll
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on September 17, 2011, 03:39:30 AM
Now that I've finally got some internet cable strung through this place, the new home is rockin' hard, thanks.
As for YOUNG FRANKY, I'll give it another try someday.
I also watched INCEPTION for the first time last week. Absolutely loved it and watched it again the next night.
Only complaint was the Hans Zimmer score, which seemed like a retread of his DARK KNIGHT music.
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Post by: Neo on September 17, 2011, 11:40:13 PM
Inception is a great flick.  I highly recommend South Park's "Insheeption (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plI1V5jCpTA)."  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: ATLfun on September 18, 2011, 12:45:19 AM

  Just got home from Contagion. A solid "B" in my book.  The Sherlock Holmes trailer looked more interesting that the Dark Knight trailer.  But I am sure the opposite will be true when I see the movies.  Tickets $23 and small popcorn/2drink combo was 15.  And you wonder why I love my Netflix.    (http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/flirty4-smiley.gif) (http://emoticoner.com)
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Post by: ATLfun on September 18, 2011, 01:48:01 PM

   Forgot to mention, my favorite part was watching the famous actors get picked off.  Kind of like an old Airport or Posieden (sp?), trying to figure out who was not going to make it.

  Brian
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Post by: Ari on September 19, 2011, 11:01:50 PM
not just you ted, it did not age well imho
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on September 20, 2011, 07:33:37 AM
Sadly, it may have aged about as well as I have!

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 50s on September 24, 2011, 11:42:23 PM
The Lodger (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017075/) Silent film of 1927.

I really enjoyed it

Reading IMDB, Hitchcock feels it was his first real film even though having made 2 prior. Contains his first movie cameo appearance from which there after became his trademark.

A guy played a piano non stop throughout the screening to add the atmosphere to the silent movie. I liked it just as much as the film.

(http://www.filmbuffonline.com/FBOLNewsreel/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/TheLodger.jpg) (http://www.filmbuffonline.com/FBOLNewsreel/wordpress/tag/the-lodger/)

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Post by: wonka on September 27, 2011, 01:43:50 PM
Last night I finally managed to watch THE ART OF THE STEAL.

One of those docs I think really will make a difference on an issue vs. something superfluous that is produced for the vanity of the filmmakers.

So glad I saw it, never even knew the story behind the city of Philly essentially taking away this private art collection (worth billions) to line their own pockets (tourism) despite the original owner's wishes to keep it in his foundation for the purpose of education. Really, really interesting.

Its on Netflix streaming, definitely check it out.

Really cool poster too. If anyone has one or knows where to get one, please let me know. Another low print run on an Indie film, I'm afraid.

(http://media.ifcfilms.com/images/films/film-media-movie-poster-large/art-of-the-steal-poster_280x415.jpg)
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Post by: Neo on September 27, 2011, 09:48:37 PM
The Art of the Steal sounds interesting.  Good title for it.

Shark Night 3D.  Pretty good IMO.  Definitely does not have a plot like a Russian novel, but the very high quality picture makes up for it.  A lot of the water scenes (especially in 3D) made it seem like the screen was actual water I could dive into.  Basically a fun, summer pcorn flick.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: theartofmovieposters on September 28, 2011, 02:58:30 AM
The Lodger (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017075/) Silent film of 1927.

I really enjoyed it

Reading IMDB, Hitchcock feels it was his first real film even though having made 2 prior. Contains his first movie cameo appearance from which there after became his trademark.

A guy played a piano non stop throughout the screening to add the atmosphere to the silent movie. I liked it just as much as the film.

(http://www.filmbuffonline.com/FBOLNewsreel/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/TheLodger.jpg) (http://www.filmbuffonline.com/FBOLNewsreel/wordpress/tag/the-lodger/)



This is a great film.  I love it.  Can never watch it too many times
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: jayn_j on September 28, 2011, 09:01:15 AM
Saw the trailer for the latest remake of The Three Musketeers last night.

Perhaps I am getting old and set in my ways, but I was totally turned off.  3 Musketeers is a classic action story, and the trailer showed nothing but a mishmash of special effects from other films.  Wasn't sure if I was seeing 3 Musketeers or a follow-on from Crouching Tiger/The Matrix with a bit of the Wild Wild West remake thrown in.

Did they REALLY need the stone wall of gattling guns to make it exciting?  I don't remember any point in the Dumas story where they slowed down time and defied gravity.  C'mon. Hasn't this gone far enough?

I am going to watch the 72 version in protest tonight.  Now that's an exciting version and true to the book.
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Post by: theartofmovieposters on September 28, 2011, 07:52:42 PM
Saw the trailer for the latest remake of The Three Musketeers last night.

Perhaps I am getting old and set in my ways, but I was totally turned off.  3 Musketeers is a classic action story, and the trailer showed nothing but a mishmash of special effects from other films.  Wasn't sure if I was seeing 3 Musketeers or a follow-on from Crouching Tiger/The Matrix with a bit of the Wild Wild West remake thrown in.

Did they REALLY need the stone wall of gattling guns to make it exciting?  I don't remember any point in the Dumas story where they slowed down time and defied gravity.  C'mon. Hasn't this gone far enough?

I am going to watch the 72 version in protest tonight.  Now that's an exciting version and true to the book.

This is one of my favourite stories!  Big Dumas fan here too.

I too love the 70s version...my favourite of the adaptions too.
But the 93 version with Curry and and Platt is great fun too!

Sounds like I will be giving this latest offering a miss.
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Post by: Zorba on September 30, 2011, 02:21:49 PM
Inception is a great flick.  I highly recommend South Park's "Insheeption (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plI1V5jCpTA)."  ;D

Yes and yes!  ;D

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Post by: Zorba on September 30, 2011, 02:26:35 PM
This is one of my favourite stories!  Big Dumas fan here too.

I too love the 70s version...my favourite of the adaptions too.


Read the book also. Only movie version I like enough to own is the two movie set the Salkinds produced. Pretty cool that they realized (or did they plan it?)they could never do the book justice in one movie. The actors were not to happy to find out it would be released as two as they had only signed on for one movie
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Post by: od_sf on September 30, 2011, 04:28:23 PM


Finally watched Restrepo last night. Fascinating doc, highly recommended.

(http://www.firstpersonarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/restrepo2.jpg)


http://restrepothemovie.com/ (http://restrepothemovie.com/)

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Post by: brude on September 30, 2011, 05:12:23 PM
Just watched KICK ASS.
Now I know why everyone seemed to like it...it Kicked Ass!  thumbup

                                                                              (http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/GIFS/Hitgirl2.gif)

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Post by: DreamWarrior on September 30, 2011, 07:49:49 PM
Just watched KICK ASS.
Now I know why everyone seemed to like it...it Kicked Ass!  thumbup

                                                                              (http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/GIFS/Hitgirl2.gif)


That's why I watched it. But I have to say, I really disliked it. To each their own.
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Post by: tstatum on September 30, 2011, 09:11:03 PM
Kick Ass was great made it through half of Transformers Dark side of the moon,  maybe it's like  The Pink Floyd version better with massive quantities of pot.  My kids lasted less then 20 minutes that includes a 10 yr old who loves Transformers.
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Post by: kovacs01 on October 06, 2011, 06:12:09 PM
I just watched the all but forgotten 80s film Mother Lode.  It was better than I expected.  Charlton Heston was great in a dual role, and Kim Basinger was HOT.  All in all, it was a worthwhile thriller/adventure.  The DVD has some sound issues (very low dialogue levels sometimes); but, for $6 I can't complain too much.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2AnuyEYSjjc/To4peoFBDiI/AAAAAAAAGOU/mTvnP49UP6o/s800/Mother%252520Lode.JPG)
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Post by: Neo on October 07, 2011, 10:22:07 PM
Real Steel in IMAX for the midnight showing last night.  I went with low expectations, but it is pretty good.  Best described (without being a complete spoiler) as a hybrid of Over the Top and a few of the Rocky films. 

The first 100 people to the screenings got this free print done by Mr. Cartoon (famous tattoo artist) and Estevan Oriol's SA Studios.  Kind of a cool, old school style print.  I would've let y'all know but, like I said, I wasn't expecting the movie to be good.  There are some on Ebay for $6.00 free shipping (http://www.ebay.com/itm/REAL-STEEL-Movie-ZEUS-vs-ATOM-Fight-Card-Poster-FREE-SHIPPING-/270829879556?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0eb80104).

(http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx303/NeoLoco80/Real-Steel-IMAX-limited-poster-447x600.jpg)
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Post by: DreamWarrior on October 07, 2011, 11:16:36 PM
Watching Last Man On Earth again. Good stuff.
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Post by: CJ138 on October 08, 2011, 08:39:54 AM
I watched Trollhunter on Netflix streaming.  I don't really feel strongly either way about it.  I guess it was okay.  The countryside where it was shot looked beautiful.

Conor
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Post by: Charlie on October 08, 2011, 09:11:53 AM
Finally watched the Jessica Biel version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  God love Jessica Biel,  I never got frightened because all I was doing the whole movie was watching her in that skimpy white shirt.
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Post by: brude on October 08, 2011, 09:22:40 AM
Finally watched the Jessica Biel version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  God love Jessica Biel,  I never got frightened because all I was doing the whole movie was watching her in that skimpy white shirt.

Now, we're talking.
My favorite shot from the film.....   
                                            (http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/GIFS/JessicaBielTheTexasChainsaw.gif)  woohoo

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Post by: Harry Caul on October 08, 2011, 09:27:55 AM
Watching Last Man On Earth again. Good stuff.

One of Price's best for sure.  Great film... I wish I liked the paper better.
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Post by: DreamWarrior on October 08, 2011, 11:33:36 AM
One of Price's best for sure.  Great film... I wish I liked the paper better.
I know. It bums me out. The Tingler OS sucks too.
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Post by: Harry Caul on October 08, 2011, 12:49:03 PM
I rather like this modern interpretation...

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Post by: wonka on October 08, 2011, 12:56:46 PM
That one is pretty good, although for original paper, I dig the half sheet pretty well.

(http://emovieposter.com//images/moviestars/20080212/550/half_last_man_on_earth_PA00767_L.jpg)
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Post by: Harry Caul on October 08, 2011, 03:03:16 PM
That one is pretty good, although for original paper, I dig the half sheet pretty well.

(http://emovieposter.com//images/moviestars/20080212/550/half_last_man_on_earth_PA00767_L.jpg)

The original paper is ok, but it seems kind of bland given how awesome the movie is.  And it doesn't really fit either... that house isn't even in the film!
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Post by: DreamWarrior on October 08, 2011, 03:49:13 PM
The original paper is ok, but it seems kind of bland given how awesome the movie is.  And it doesn't really fit either... that house isn't even in the film!
Exactly. It's a cool looking house though :-\
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Post by: Zorba on October 08, 2011, 04:14:49 PM
Exactly. It's a cool looking house though :-\

I thought of this...
(http://www.posterlovers.com/images/kidstuff/scooby_doo.jpg)
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Post by: CJ138 on October 08, 2011, 04:32:29 PM
I thought Vincent Price meets the Munsters.
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Post by: tstatum on October 08, 2011, 04:48:23 PM
Alien marathon. On AMC
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Post by: tstatum on October 08, 2011, 08:09:47 PM
After watching Alien, Aliens back to back I have to say I prefer Aliens.  This is the first time I've ever watched them in sequence, fun afternoon.
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Post by: DreamWarrior on October 08, 2011, 10:13:12 PM
After watching Alien, Aliens back to back I have to say I prefer Aliens.  This is the first time I've ever watched them in sequence, fun afternoon.
Very different movies. If I was forced to categorize them I would say Alien is Horror/sci-fi, and Aliens is Action/sci-fi. Either way you can't lose.
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Post by: archie leach on October 08, 2011, 10:49:25 PM
Forced?  Alien is clearly a horror film and Aliens is clearly an action film, as intended by their respective directors...  Top-notch films in their respective genres as well...
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Post by: CJ138 on October 09, 2011, 08:59:44 AM
Leviathan (1989).  Never saw this one before but I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on October 09, 2011, 11:08:26 AM
Forced?  Alien is clearly a horror film and Aliens is clearly an action film, as intended by their respective directors...  Top-notch films in their respective genres as well...
I was just trying to point out that unlike most other movies and sequels the genres changed which separates them from direct comparison even though they are still have they same creatures and hero. Just doing my duty as....
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Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on October 09, 2011, 02:26:58 PM
No problem.  You just made it sound like there was some question, but your point is a good one.
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Post by: od_sf on October 09, 2011, 11:15:17 PM
Just watched Coppola's "the Conversation" for the first time in years. Masterpiece!  thumbup

Also watched a great documentary on Bay Area filmmakers called "Fog City Mavericks".

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/Theconversation.jpg)
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Post by: CSM on October 09, 2011, 11:28:12 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JtcvhjpbYD0/TXq79BiboTI/AAAAAAAABXk/Pd89DiGHbdQ/s1600/White%2BZombie%2B2.jpg)

"I see...death"
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Post by: 50s on October 17, 2011, 06:50:59 AM
Maltese Falcon at the cinema. Didn't expect it to be funny but the audience was laughing throughout. I really enjoyed it, time flew watching it. Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre
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Post by: Zorba on October 17, 2011, 07:53:37 AM
Maltese Falcon at the cinema. Didn't expect it to be funny but the audience was laughing throughout. I really enjoyed it, time flew watching it. Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

AWESOME film. The stuff dreams are made of.
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Post by: Harry Caul on October 17, 2011, 08:55:54 AM
Just watched Coppola's "the Conversation" for the first time in years. Masterpiece!  thumbup

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/Theconversation.jpg)

As you can probably tell from my avatar... I'm a huge fan of this film.  I just wish there was better paper out there for it. 

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Post by: od_sf on October 19, 2011, 11:47:10 AM

On the menu last night: Carpenter's "The Thing" (still really fun, looks great in Blu Ray) and John Schlesinger's "Marathon Man".
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Post by: od_sf on October 19, 2011, 11:49:18 AM
As you can probably tell from my avatar... I'm a huge fan of this film.  I just wish there was better paper out there for it. 

Yep, such a classic! I realized while watching the film that I live within a 5 minute walk of the shooting locations for the hotel scenes and the dream sequence.  ;D
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Post by: guest4185 on October 31, 2011, 05:48:02 AM
Black Swan...Charlie might kill me but I didn't like it.
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Post by: Charlie on October 31, 2011, 07:27:10 AM
Black Swan...Charlie might kill me but I didn't like it.

No killing you for that.  It's not for everyone.  :'(

It does take quite a bit of an investment to really enjoy it.  It is definitely not a surface movie; you can't just watch it. You have to be figuring it out as it goes referring to other parts of the film for reference.  So many little things.  Its also much better a second, third, and even fourth time.  You start putting more pieces together.  Once you step back and see it for that; the acting was beyond superb!  Another reason to like it is your (I'm) not quite sure I have it all figured out.  I love movies that keep changing in terms of meaning....

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Post by: guest4185 on November 01, 2011, 07:18:33 AM
The acting was great. My son, a fellow horror fan with very similar tastes, recommended it, my wife loved it, just been talking to one of my best friends and he loved it, maybe I need to give it another change
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Post by: wonka on November 01, 2011, 11:29:15 AM
Re: The Conversation

My favorite Coppola film of all time. Yep, I said it.

Wouldn't mind a non-sucking Mondo print of this one either...if it was a home run, it would go right up on the wall.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on November 01, 2011, 12:41:47 PM
That would be an interesting excercise for everyone here...

Rank your top 4 Coppola movies

I think I'm actually in agreement with you Wonka... For me it would be:

1. Conversation
2. Apocalypse Now
3. Godfather
4. Godfather II

As for GF I vs. II, I found myself more interested in his rise to power than his consolidation of it.
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Post by: Zorba on November 01, 2011, 03:50:18 PM
That would be an interesting excercise for everyone here...

Rank your top 4 Coppola movies

As for GF I vs. II, I found myself more interested in his rise to power than his consolidation of it.

I agree and I also prefer I to II. Since the Godfather is number one on my all time any director list it stands to reason it would be number one on this list.  :P

1)Godfather I
2)Godfather II
3)Apocalypse Now
4)Dracula
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Post by: Harry Caul on November 01, 2011, 03:52:40 PM
I agree and I also prefer I to II. Since the Godfather is number one on my all time any director list it stands to reason it would be number one on this list.  :P

1)Godfather I
2)Godfather II
3)Apocalypse Now
4)Dracula

There is really no wrong way to rank these movies... they are all awesome, Dracula included (which I watched last night  :D). 

Just curious, but have you seen The Conversation?
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Post by: Zorba on November 01, 2011, 03:55:46 PM

Just curious, but have you seen The Conversation?

You are a wise man sir. No I have not. Its on my list of shame (I have not yet seen movies).

I almost put the Outsiders at number 4.  8)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on November 02, 2011, 01:40:47 AM
Rank your top 4 Coppola movies

1. Conversation
2. Apocalypse Now
3. Godfather
4. Godfather II

Agreed, my top 4 Francis Coppola flicks are the same, in the same order. "The Conversation" is one of most underrated movies out there, in my opinion.

Now, if we're talking about films from any of the Coppolas, then "Lost In Translation" would need to be in there somewhere too...
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Post by: archie leach on November 02, 2011, 05:22:46 AM
I'd go...

AN
Godfather
Conversation
Godfather II

But really, at that level, it's just nitpicking, isn't it?
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Post by: Charlie on November 02, 2011, 07:50:07 AM
Finally got around to watching the new King Kong for a 2nd time.  I actually had it on DVD.  Ever since I put all of them in two megacases I never know what I have.  My daughter loved it! I actually don't remember being it so good.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Jack Black was perfect for it.  Maybe it was the Blu-ray player but the scenes were great and how do you not just drool over Naomi.

 sm1
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Post by: brude on November 02, 2011, 08:53:17 AM
Good for you, Charlie.
Peter Jackson's KING KONG is a fine film and gets better with repeat viewings.  thumbup

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Post by: paul waines on November 02, 2011, 01:12:17 PM
Had you had a lot to drink while watching it Charlie....

Jack Black was awful, it may have been the script, but Carl Denham was the driving force behind the 33 film. In this he was more of a puppet being pushed around, and his delivery of "we're Millionaires boy's, I'll share it with all of you" was some of the worst acting I've seen......ever.

One of my ambitions in life is to tell the so called 33 Kong fan, Jackson. What I think of his film.     

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Post by: Charlie on November 02, 2011, 02:54:10 PM
Had you had a lot to drink while watching it Charlie....

Jack Black was awful, it may have been the script, but Carl Denham was the driving force behind the 33 film. In this he was more of a puppet being pushed around, and his delivery of "we're Millionaires boy's, I'll share it with all of you" was some of the worst acting I've seen......ever.

One of my ambitions in life is to tell the so called 33 Kong fan, Jackson. What I think of his film.     



Well maybe I had it wrong but I thought the cheesiness was the good acting part.  Like a snake oil salesman that wasn't really that good at it.  If that is what was intended then JB hit the mark IMO. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on November 02, 2011, 05:38:56 PM
Jack Black was awful, it may have been the script, but Carl Denham was the driving force behind the 33 film. In this he was more of a puppet being pushed around, and his delivery of "we're Millionaires boy's, I'll share it with all of you" was some of the worst acting I've seen......ever.

Beg to differ with you, Paul, but I think Kong was the driving force behind the 33 classic and the remake.
The Denham character does initiate the voyage to Skull Island, but the gorilla is what people came to see.
Armstrong as Denham is superior to Black but both films are about the big ape's love for the woman.
Black did blow the best two lines, "Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World" and "It was beauty killed the beast."
For that, he should never be forgiven.
Despite Jack Black, Jackson's KONG is still a great film.
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Post by: paul waines on November 02, 2011, 06:54:56 PM
I can agree with most of what you said Ted, but if it wasn't for Denham's drive/obsession/vision there would have been no Kong in New York. A character as weak as the one Jack Black played, would have never got to Skull Island, never mind exhibited a Kong.

Kong was the star of the film, without a doubt, and the "central relationship" was Kong and miss Darrow. The force behind all this was Denham, who as the film progresses, loses control of his vision/goal. If it wasn't for him there would be no Kong, yet in the re-make he's "forced" to go there looking for the legend....  Badly written script, and an Appalling actor to play second lead in the film. Jackson was way off with this film.

Don't get me wrong it had Sooo much potential, Kong was fantastic. Luckily most of Kongs scenes were photographed well, unlike some of the other CGI, which was as poor as.

I think Jackson missed a great opportunity here, and turned out a below average film instead of creating a modern classic...Money down the drain.

Oh, and as you all say IMO.               
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Post by: Charlie on November 02, 2011, 07:47:09 PM
OK.  I have nothing to compare it to. I've never seen the other films. I took the flakiness of Jack Black's character to be a foreshadowing of what was to come.  The guy is out of money, his other current effort was going nowhere.  The guy had nothing to lose by taking a gamble on the trip to Skull island.   He doesn't know what he's doing or what he's getting himself into. He didn't know what was there, if he would find it, and what the consequences would be.

It was also apparent to me the JB's character did not know there was a "kong" on the island.  I didn't get the impression that JB and the ship captain were in cahoots regarding the chloroform. IMO of the new film Denham's primary goal was to film what may be on the island; not bring a kong back.  Along the journey the island changed him as he realized he had captured the beast and the new world only for it to be lost when the film was all exposed.  Also a foreshadowing of the idea that the beast could never really be contained on film or otherwise.  The Naomi/Kong scenes also a transformational flip that the beast could have a heart/conscience and love when originally perceived as monstrous while Denham who is expected to have a heart/conscience like that of a human can turn monstrous.  Typical expression/realization of Heart of Darkness; capability of doing evil things.  Also a very significant play on the metaphor that beauty nor beast can be caged/contained nor can they be separate as one can not exist without the other.

Then, only after his film was exposed did he develop the idea that he should capture Kong as a last resort.

The millionaire line wasn't too bad for me.  But I think I would have liked to see Naomi deliver the "It was beauty that killed the beast." line as a human confirmation that it was the beast's love for beauty and that only the idea of the beast could define the beauty within man as compared to the actual beastly act of capturing kong and using beauty to do it. To only truly discover that the extreme concept of human nature; too much beauty or too much beast, is in itself destructive.  It should have been deliver to JB in an act of blaming the "heart a darkness" that lies within man itself.  The idea that man itself is flawed and its both beauty and the beast that define man and that if the beast or beastly side of man is killed or eliminated; that the concept/heart of the man dies as well and beauty no longer exist either.  The death of the beast itself kills the beauty of man.  Whew!
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Post by: brude on November 03, 2011, 10:13:43 AM
Nicely put, Charlie.
Someday, when Waines is pining for something good to watch, he'll give this GREAT film another go and possibly have a change of heart,
The original KONG was a defining film for me.  It inspired me to draw and study zoology and paleontology.  Heck, my first studio was dubbed Skull Island Graphics in Lake George, NY, and my business card was of Kong and a basilisk.
Jackson's re-make will never replace the 1933 classic...instead, it is a loving homage to the grandaddy of ALL giant monster movies.
I cannot fault Jackson for a thing.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on November 04, 2011, 01:31:00 PM
If you remember right Ted, I did give it another go at the beginning of the year(I think) I liked some of the kong scenes, but Jack Black is a awful actor, and is so not suited to this roll, and was totally miss-cast (which even you admitted). He got it as he's a friend of Jacko...

Ted, as a huge fan of the 33 version can you honestly say, as a whole the film is a great film. Or even a great homage to the 33 version...

I can sum the 2005 film up in one word.......Disappointing.
 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on November 04, 2011, 08:01:42 PM
I loved almost every minute of the remake.
I liked the script changes, character development, music, cinematography and.. oh yes ...the special effects.  wynk

There will never be anything like the 1933 film, though.
There was a mystique to that era that cannot be duplicated.
My favorite films were from the early 30s...FRANKENSTEIN.  ISLAND OF LOST SOULS.  INVISIBLE MAN.  KONG.
All which have been remade, sequel-ized and prequel-ized to death.

Some are bad -- Kenneth Branagh's FRANKENSTEIN.
Some are good -- Peter Jackson's KING KONG.

I enjoy watching many of these new remakes and seeing what the young turks do or don't with their chance to re-envision a CLASSIC.
I don't believe they can ever outdo the source, but I think Jackson's love for the original comes through in every frame of his film.
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Post by: Zorba on November 05, 2011, 10:14:23 AM
The Invisible Man last night on TCM. Had been a few years since I saw. I had forgot how good it was. Claude Rains was awesome. 

Gloria Stuart what a life.
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Post by: Neo on November 05, 2011, 01:05:25 PM
Drive (2011).  Only one theater near me is still screening it, and it was cool to see on the big screen.  Great movie.  Unique in some ways.  Highly Recommend seeing it.
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Post by: Ogami_Itto on November 05, 2011, 02:27:36 PM
i watched the girl with the dragon tattoo last night, it was really good. i would suggest it to anyone who likes a dark thriller/murder mystery flick. i guess im gonna watch the other two soon.

its funny that hollywood is now just remaking new foreign films.

first let the right one in now this. eyeroll

i am halfway through flame and citron, it is very well directed and has some excellent acting. although i am not finished i would suggest giving it a watch, its on netflix.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Juli on November 05, 2011, 03:42:03 PM
i watched the girl with the dragon tattoo last night, it was really good. i would suggest it to anyone who likes a dark thriller/murder mystery flick. i guess im gonna watch the other two soon.

Stuff like this makes me want to rejoin Netflix so I can watch some movies I have not seen such as the above mentioned trilogy. It stinks how Netflix charges separate rates for the DVD and Streaming services. It used to be streaming was free with most DVD packages.

~ Juli
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Post by: CJ138 on November 05, 2011, 06:10:19 PM
I just watched Cannibal Holocaust.  It was pretty boring. I get the controversy regarding the animal cruelty.  There was alot of boring bullshit.  Not what I expected,not that I expected much.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ogami_Itto on November 05, 2011, 06:53:20 PM
uhhhg... i hate that movie, such a pointless film. i watched it when i was in high school because of all the controversy also. i wish i wouldn't have wasted my time.

juli, i agree it does suck what netflix is doing and i heard rumors that there loosing there contract with starz so i might just ditch my subscription.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CJ138 on November 06, 2011, 07:47:10 PM
I normally do not get sucked into movies due to controversey. God knows I have seen worse than the animal mutilations (horrible as they are) in that movie.  Netflix has made movies to easy for me to cue up drunk...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 50s on November 07, 2011, 01:17:09 AM
Blue Gardenia, a Fritz Lang movie. Quite good, some damn fine hotties in there (Anne Baxter, Ann Sothern, Jeff Donnell (a woman) )
Also with Raymond Burr, George Reeves, Nat King Cole, Richard Conte

(http://www.mysterycorp.com/temp/bluegardeniatitle.jpg)

Jeff Donnell, Ann Sothern, Anne Baxter
(http://www.mysterycorp.com/temp/blueGardnia.jpg)

Anne Baxter
(http://www.mysterycorp.com/temp/bluegardenia2.jpg)

Jeff Donnell (why would a woman call herself a mans name?) picture from another movie:
(http://www.mysterycorp.com/temp/jeffDonnell.jpg)

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Post by: brude on November 07, 2011, 04:37:56 AM
Hahahaha...

Jeff Donnell

"A reliable featured player and occasional co-star, actress Jeff Donnell was born Jean Marie Donnell in a boy's reformatory in South Windham, Maine in 1921. The youngest of two daughters, her father (Howard) was a penologist and mother (Mildred) a schoolteacher. Raised in Maryland, she took piano and dance lessons while growing up. It was during her upbringing that she fixated on the popular "Mutt and Jeff" cartoon strip and gave herself the nickname "Jeff".

- imdb.com:
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Post by: 50s on November 07, 2011, 04:59:02 AM
I guess we can be thankful for small blessings... at least she didn't take a liking to 'Mutt'
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Post by: eatbrie on November 08, 2011, 06:06:04 PM
3 movies in the past 3 days.

Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method...  A few problems with it, Cronenberg is a little lost when it comes to portraying love and emotion (not his forte), but a solid movie nevertheless.  And a half naked Keira to boot.  B+
Polanski's Carnage...  A little strange for Polanski, but great acting all the way through.  Waltz is great.  B+
Niccol's In Time...  Still hoping he can come up with another Gattaca.  Alas, Gattaca, this is not.  Great concept, but laughable all the way through.  My neighbor worked on it for 16 months and told me that Hollywood suits ruined Niccol's vision.  No surprise there.  C-

T
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on November 08, 2011, 09:56:03 PM
Karate Kid I and II (happy 50th , Ralph Macchio  bed1
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Post by: Charlie on November 08, 2011, 11:01:53 PM
Karate Kid I and II (happy 50th , Ralph Macchio  bed1

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/c8ad4aa802/wax-on-f-ck-off-with-ralph-macchio?rel=player

Funny stuff...
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Post by: Neo on November 08, 2011, 11:05:52 PM
Daniel Son is 50?  Wow.  Time flies.

The Thing (2011).  Real cool movie.  Seriously, one of my new favorites.  Can't imagine why it didn't get better reviews, maybe I'll go read some now that I've seen it.
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Post by: eatbrie on November 11, 2011, 05:52:51 PM
J. Edgar last night... missed the mark, interesting but not captivating, too much into Hoover's sexuality.
Breaking Dawn two nights ago...  Usual Twilight, seen one, seen them all.

T
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Post by: eatbrie on November 11, 2011, 05:55:23 PM
The Thing (2011).  Real cool movie.  Seriously, one of my new favorites.  Can't imagine why it didn't get better reviews, maybe I'll go read some now that I've seen it.

Couldn't agree more.  For what it was, or is supposed to be, it totally delivered.  And I won't even begin to compare it to Hawks or Carpenter's versions... different eras, different directors, different movies.

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Post by: brude on November 11, 2011, 08:05:05 PM
INSIDIOUS (2011) I was curious about this PG-rated horror film that supposedly delivered some good scares with very little gore.  It does just that and does it well. Creepy good fun.
Here's a trailer for those interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1YbOMDI59k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1YbOMDI59k)

THE SEARCHERS (1956) The John Ford classic. Always enjoyed it and still do. Wayne's co-star Ward Bond is a favorite of mine in any role. Sadly, I don't think the way Ford handled this project will appeal to younger, more sophisticated audiences. It's a bit of a dinosaur. The Duke is always fun to watch, though.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI2AZb04HAc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI2AZb04HAc)

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Post by: Charlie on November 13, 2011, 12:10:48 AM
Attack Force Z - No fricken subtitles for some pretty thick Aussie accents.  The Blu-Ray was a total disappointment since they didn't remaster anything.  Plus midway through my daughter wanted to watch King Kong aagain...  And like always, she goes off to her room halfway through leaving me alone with Naomi aagain...  pcorn
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Post by: brude on November 13, 2011, 10:58:17 AM
Just watched THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (2009).  Pretty good little chiller that pays homage to 80s horror films. Nothing great, but worth a watch for director West's approach which seems sure, steady and methodical. Stars Jocelin Donahue, with veterans Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov and Dee Wallace in fine support.
Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SOur3WwZvM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SOur3WwZvM)
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Post by: ATLfun on November 13, 2011, 11:37:48 AM

  Wife and I watched SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE last night. I had zero interest in seeing this movie, I thought I already knew the story.  I was expecting some story of rags to riches.  But this film was very different and very good.  I can see why it was an AA winner.  That scene of the kid jumping into the pool of shit, was just crazy.


  Brian
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Post by: Charlie on November 13, 2011, 11:45:46 AM
  Wife and I watched SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE last night. I had zero interest in seeing this movie, I thought I already knew the story.  I was expecting some story of rags to riches.  But this film was very different and very good.  I can see why it was an AA winner.  That scene of the kid jumping into the pool of shit, was just crazy.


  Brian

See! I am not a nut.  It was a great film.  Most of it was relatively accurate according to my wife.
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Post by: ATLfun on November 14, 2011, 07:45:51 PM
See! I am not a nut.  It was a great film.  Most of it was relatively accurate according to my wife.

  It was a lot like Black Swan.  I had no interest in watching a ballet movie,  but Black Swan was hardly a ballet movie.


  Brian
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on November 16, 2011, 11:50:53 PM
"Show me paint the fence......and then you show me Acedemy Award I should've gotten for KK !"

 :-\
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Post by: Harry Caul on November 17, 2011, 12:05:42 AM
Just watched the 33 Kong for the first time in a loooong time. Even better than I remember!!!
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Post by: Charlie on November 17, 2011, 07:18:10 AM
I forgot to mention that I watched Early Victoria this past weekend.  It was really, really good.  The costumes and sets were amazing.
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Post by: ATLfun on November 17, 2011, 05:42:22 PM
   Burn After Reading  should have been BURNED AFTER FILMING.



   How do the Coen Brothers make movies like Blood Simple, No Country for Old Men, etc. and then make this giant turd?  (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/shit/turd.gif) (http://www.sherv.net/turd-emoticon-830.html)
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Post by: stewart boyle on November 17, 2011, 06:03:45 PM
  Burn After Reading  should have been BURNED AFTER FILMING.



   How do the Coen Brothers make movies like Blood Simple, No Country for Old Men, etc. and then make this giant turd?  (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/shit/turd.gif) (http://www.sherv.net/turd-emoticon-830.html)
Some Coen Bros movies you need to watch a few times before you get into it..I loved B.A.R, but when i watched Raising Arizona i thought the same..huge pile of stinkin..now after a few viewings,i still dont love Arizona but i`m warming to bits of it.
Give it another go sometime..you never know..

Stew
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Post by: archie leach on November 17, 2011, 06:31:56 PM
I found myself driving past convenience stores... that weren't on the way home...
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Post by: stewart boyle on November 17, 2011, 06:43:58 PM
I found myself driving past convenience stores... that weren't on the way home...

thumbup
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Post by: Neo on November 17, 2011, 08:12:52 PM
How to Train Your Dragon.  Awesome movie.  Probably a tie with Heavy Metal (1981) for my favorite animated film.  You should be proud, T, of your wife for being part of making an epic film.
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Post by: CSM on November 17, 2011, 08:17:59 PM
How to Train Your Dragon.  Awesome movie. 

I agree there!  A lot of emotion (surprisingly) in this one.
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Post by: DreamWarrior on November 17, 2011, 09:38:37 PM
Pumpkinhead, again. It's a solid B horror flick. Good fun and all that.
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Post by: brude on November 17, 2011, 10:05:11 PM
Disney's TANGLED.
Surprisingly good stuff.
 thumbup
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Post by: archie leach on November 22, 2011, 03:07:00 AM
Matewan - A terrific film that provides a stirring argument in favor of Unionization through non-violent means, both in the period and today.  In many ways, it's the American equivalent of The Wind that Shakes the Barley.  Lone Star may be John Sayle's accepted masterpiece, but this isn't far off.  Eight Men Out ain't too shabby neither...
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Post by: DreamWarrior on November 22, 2011, 07:09:19 AM
There Will Be Blood. It gets better every time I watch it. DDL is simply the best.
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Post by: Charlie on November 22, 2011, 07:17:14 AM
There Will Be Blood. It gets better every time I watch it. DDL is simply the best.
I watched a bit of that too last night..
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Post by: brude on November 22, 2011, 10:25:47 AM

THE MISFITS (1961) Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and Eli Wallach. What a cast. This film is a must-see for those who haven't done so yet.
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (1960) Albert Finney, one of the greatest, in his second big-screen performance. Another film that only gets better with time.
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (2004) Still one of my favorite comedies. Laugh after laugh. A modern-day classic.
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Post by: Tob on November 22, 2011, 11:08:48 AM
Matewan - A terrific film that provides a stirring argument in favor of Unionization through non-violent means, both in the period and today.  In many ways, it's the American equivalent of The Wind that Shakes the Barley.  Lone Star may be John Sayle's accepted masterpiece, but this isn't far off.  Eight Men Out ain't too shabby neither...

Sounds interesting, added it to my Lovefilm list.

I watched 'Point Blank' last night, not the Lee Marvin film, but a fun little French thriller. Full of daft plot holes, but it's a good, breathless ride for 85 minutes. I also watched the Conan remake, which was a bit dull, but mainly because Arnie wasn't in it and it was about 30 mins too long.
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Post by: stewart boyle on November 22, 2011, 11:50:26 AM
There Will Be Blood. It gets better every time I watch it. DDL is simply the best.
Great Film..
Not usually a big fan of DDL,but in this he was superb..

Stew
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Post by: ATLfun on November 22, 2011, 01:14:37 PM

  Does anybody watch The Walking Dead on AMC?  It is about the only must see on TV for me other than football.


  Brian
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Post by: DreamWarrior on November 22, 2011, 01:34:01 PM
  Does anybody watch The Walking Dead on AMC?  It is about the only must see on TV for me other than football.


  Brian
It's a good show and I watch it every week. My only complaint is how predictable it is. Still worth watching though.
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Post by: archie leach on November 22, 2011, 05:57:03 PM
  Does anybody watch The Walking Dead on AMC?  It is about the only must see on TV for me other than football.

It's not in the same category with Breaking Bad or Mad Men (or Community or Parks & Rec for that matter), but it's a good show almost despite itself at times. 

If you haven't already, catch this last week's episode of the usually unwatchable Talking Dead with Kevin Smith, he manages to touch on some of the show's issues in his usually funny way.
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Post by: DreamWarrior on November 22, 2011, 06:24:04 PM
It's not in the same category with Breaking Bad
Nothing is ;D (not even Mad Men)
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Post by: brude on November 23, 2011, 12:10:21 AM
I tried WALKING DEAD and thought it sucked.
Am I missing something?
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Post by: Louie D. on November 23, 2011, 12:17:03 AM
porn.  I just watched porn.  the kind where you get really offended with all the ass-fuckling, but you really don't mind it because she looks like she's having a good time and her ass-ring reminds the viewer of a glazed donut.
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Post by: brude on November 23, 2011, 12:22:20 AM
porn.  I just watched porn.  the kind where you get really offended with all the ass-fuckling, but you really don't mind it because she looks like she's having a good time and her ass-ring reminds the viewer of a glazed donut.

You need therapy, Louie.  :-X
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Post by: Louie D. on November 23, 2011, 12:42:25 AM
You need therapy, Louie.  :-X

Why, cause I just wrote what you've been thinking lo these many yers??
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Post by: archie leach on November 23, 2011, 06:40:41 PM
porn.  I just watched porn.  the kind where you get really offended with all the ass-fuckling, but you really don't mind it because she looks like she's having a good time and her ass-ring reminds the viewer of a glazed donut.

Mmmm... Donuts....

...wait, what?
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Post by: ATLfun on November 25, 2011, 06:13:37 PM
I tried WALKING DEAD and thought it sucked.
Am I missing something?


  I think Brude you have to get hooked from the beginning kind of like Lost.  The first handful on episodes were very well done.  I will admit this season has been kind of slow.  If you have a chance to rent season 1, give it another shot.

  Brian
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Post by: od_sf on November 25, 2011, 07:02:38 PM
In my opinion, the first 2 episodes of the 1st season of "The Walking Dead" where good, and its been all downhill since. I've given up on it, no longer watching.
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Post by: brude on November 25, 2011, 10:10:10 PM
  I think Brude you have to get hooked from the beginning kind of like Lost.  The first handful on episodes were very well done.  I will admit this season has been kind of slow.  If you have a chance to rent season 1, give it another shot.

  Brian

I've always been one to give a series a fighting chance.
I'll take your advice and hunt down the first season and give it a go.
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Post by: od_sf on November 26, 2011, 01:58:05 AM
Just saw Hugo, loved it!!!  thumbup
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Post by: ATLfun on November 26, 2011, 10:26:43 AM
I've always been one to give a series a fighting chance.
I'll take your advice and hunt down the first season and give it a go.


  The first couple of episodes I thought were well done.  The sheriff was intially in the hospital, and in a scenario reminiscent of Katrina, some people were kind of abandoned.  The audience was emotionally invested in the character as he tried to figure out what was going on.

  This season the ensemble cast has become a hindrance.  The focus has blurred to the point where the action has to carry show instead of character interaction.  Though there have been some memorable scenes this season, I can definitely see where viewers new to the show find it average at best.

   Brian


 
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Post by: stewart boyle on November 28, 2011, 05:46:16 PM
Currently watching Robocop,forgot how good this movie was...
"Thats not a cop,thats a machine"

Ace..

Stew
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Post by: brude on November 28, 2011, 06:34:13 PM
  The first couple of episodes I thought were well done.  The sheriff was intially in the hospital, and in a scenario reminiscent of Katrina, some people were kind of abandoned.  The audience was emotionally invested in the character as he tried to figure out what was going on.

  This season the ensemble cast has become a hindrance.  The focus has blurred to the point where the action has to carry show instead of character interaction.  Though there have been some memorable scenes this season, I can definitely see where viewers new to the show find it average at best.

   Brian


 

Just watched the Season 2 marathon.  I enjoyed it despite the sometimes 'talky' proceedings and some 'wtf drama queen' moments.
I must admit that I am prejudiced against most-made-for-cable/TV fare, so I went into it with a negative attitude.
The final moment of the 'season end' (at the barn) was pretty disturbing.
Now, I must rustle up the first season.

On a content note, I hope to see that sanctimonious asshole Dale get eaten alive or executed.  What a dick...
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Post by: jaxlax21 on November 28, 2011, 08:27:07 PM
Just watched Apollo 13, every time I watch it I am reminded just how great it is.
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Post by: Neo on November 30, 2011, 01:26:28 AM
The Deep (1977).  Almost forgot how fun this movie is.  From Jacqueline Bisset's wet t-shirts to all the other wild and crazy stuff going on, it's hard to believe it's rated PG.  
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Post by: Charlie on November 30, 2011, 11:02:49 PM
The Deep (1977).  Almost forgot how fun this movie is.  From Jacqueline Bisset's wet t-shirts to all the other wild and crazy stuff going on, it's hard to believe it's rated PG.  

Love this movie... pcorn

 cheers
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Post by: eatbrie on December 10, 2011, 12:52:33 AM
I just saw The Artist...  So far (I still have War Horse to see on Sunday) the BEST movie of the year.  Exceptional.  I am in awe.  Truly, truly great.

Coincidentally, one of my best friends is in it and didn't tell me about it.  He has one of the only speaking parts in the movie, at the end, the movie director.  My wife and I both shouted at the same time "That's BOB!!!"

 happy1
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Post by: 50s on December 10, 2011, 03:14:14 AM
IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655442/) says of a goof:

Goofs
Anachronisms: When a poster is shown of new talents of the sound era in 1929, actress Lucille Ricksen is among those listed. Ricksen was in fact a silent screen actress who died in 1925.

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Post by: archie leach on December 10, 2011, 03:49:13 AM
I just saw The Artist...  So far (I still have War Horse to see on Sunday) the BEST movie of the year.  Exceptional.  I am in awe.  Truly, truly great.

Not much in the way of competition this year.

For me it's Tree of Life well above the 3D Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Beginners and maybe Rango.  Not much else worth a darn...

I have a natural distaste for Weinstein award whoring and this is no exception.  It's been years since his annual Oscar bait has been anything beyond mildly interesting - King's Speech, The Reader, etc... At this point, I am more than a little gun shy, particularly with a gimmick flick like this one.
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Post by: Charlie on December 10, 2011, 08:19:16 AM
I just saw The Artist...  So far (I still have War Horse to see on Sunday) the BEST movie of the year.  Exceptional.  I am in awe.  Truly, truly great.

Coincidentally, one of my best friends is in it and didn't tell me about it.  He has one of the only speaking parts in the movie, at the end, the movie director.  My wife and I both shouted at the same time "That's BOB!!!"

 happy1

Its a silent film?  Interesting.  Did it have captions?
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Post by: Juli on December 10, 2011, 04:35:59 PM
I just saw The Artist... 

Lucky. I really want to see this but it probably won't get to my theater for a few more weeks. :(

~ Juli
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Post by: Dread_Pirate_Mel on December 10, 2011, 06:21:04 PM
"This Gun For Hire" gets a "C" in my book. Veronica Lake's ethereal beauty is the main attraction.  Alan Ladd was pretty good too.  Otherwise the movie was very marginal.

(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv275/Forty_Candles/l.jpg)

Picked up some DVDs from the library that hopefully will be better:

(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv275/Forty_Candles/PC100002.jpg)
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Post by: archie leach on December 10, 2011, 06:35:24 PM
Picked up some DVDs from the library that hopefully will be better:

Diner is always good.  My best friend's Dad grew up with all of the real characters.  It does (still) give the flavor of that area of 'Charm' City.
RockNRolla was surprisingly better than I expected.
That version of The Day the Earth Stood Still is an embarrassment to film.
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Post by: eatbrie on December 10, 2011, 06:57:42 PM
Lots of screeners came in this week... enough to keep me busy for a while.  It's like Christmas every day.

The Descendants
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Like Crazy
Anonymous
J. Edgar
The Change Up
The Debt
Melancholia
Hugo
Crazy Stupid Love
We Bought a Zoo
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Post by: brude on December 10, 2011, 07:07:54 PM
That version of The Day the Earth Stood Still is an embarrassment to film.

That looks like the 1951 original, not the Keanu Reeves flop.
In fact, it says "The Original Sci-Fi Masterpiece" across the top.
The Robert Wise original has aged nicely, seamless saucer and all.
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Post by: archie leach on December 11, 2011, 07:49:45 AM
That looks like the 1951 original, not the Keanu Reeves flop.
In fact, it says "The Original Sci-Fi Masterpiece" across the top.
The Robert Wise original has aged nicely, seamless saucer and all.

My mistake obviously - quick glance and all...
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Post by: DreamWarrior on December 11, 2011, 11:52:19 AM
The Mean Season. Not too good but not too bad. It's worth a watch if your into serial killer movies. My biggest complaint is that they should have cast some one hotter to play Kurt Russell's girlfriend that that he-she man-woman Mariel Hemingway. puke
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Post by: paul waines on December 11, 2011, 12:41:23 PM
Haven't posted much in here of late, I think I watch too many films.
I'd be posting every day...

Just finished watching Holiday Inn.  Getting in the festive mood. :)

It's a great picture for the run up to the Holiday season. I'm sure we'll be
seeing more of these kind of films posted in here over the next few weeks.

I may just dig out Jingle all the way next.... :D
 
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Post by: stewart boyle on December 11, 2011, 12:52:43 PM
I`ve been watching "The Slap" recently has anyone else..?
It`s about one of those party ending moments,where something happens and spoils an otherwise great Family gathering..
Its another top notch Australian drama,each episode is based on a different party goers perspective,all of who attended the same event
Very engrossing.

Stew
.
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Post by: Harry Caul on December 11, 2011, 02:09:51 PM
"This Gun For Hire" gets a "C" in my book. Veronica Lake's ethereal beauty is the main attraction.  Alan Ladd was pretty good too.  Otherwise the movie was very marginal.

(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv275/Forty_Candles/l.jpg)

Picked up some DVDs from the library that hopefully will be better:

(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv275/Forty_Candles/PC100002.jpg)

I thought the same thing about the Glass Key... beautiful poster, snoozefest of a movie.  I haven't been impressed with anything Veronica Lake has starred in yet.  And there are simply too many other good noir examples out there for me to try.  For one that is a great movie AND has a great poster, check out "Out of the Past" with Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas.  And "Touch of Evil" is fantastic, but that is considered the swan song of noirs.

As for your library choices, I thought Rocknrolla sucked.  I loved Lock Stock and Snatch, but I think Ritchie's earlier successes were more due to his producer, Michael Vaughn.  After their falling out, Ritchie's movies have become 100% flash and totally incoherent.  And since that time Vaughn has stepped behind the camera and directed four really solid films: Layer Cake, Star Dust, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class.
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Post by: archie leach on December 11, 2011, 06:03:34 PM
I thought the same thing about the Glass Key... beautiful poster, snoozefest of a movie.  I haven't been impressed with anything Veronica Lake has starred in yet.  And there are simply too many other good noir examples out there for me to try.  For one that is a great movie AND has a great poster, check out "Out of the Past" with Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas.   And "Touch of Evil" is fantastic, but that is considered the swan song of noirs.

As for your library choices, I thought Rocknrolla sucked.  I loved Lock Stock and Snatch, but I think Ritchie's earlier successes were more due to his producer, Michael Vaughn.  After their falling out, Ritchie's movies have become 100% flash and totally incoherent.  And since that time Vaughn has stepped behind the camera and directed four really solid films: Layer Cake, Star Dust, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class.

Having just seen this for the first time recently (two times actually), I have to agree.  Great flick.  Touch of Evil is one of my favorite films.

As a fan of the Brit Gangster genre, I really didn't care much for Lock, Stock & Snatch, which is why I was surprised that I liked RockNRolla at all.

Matthew Vaughn's film are solid, but, with the possible exception of Kick-Ass, none reached their full potential. 
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Post by: Neo on December 12, 2011, 02:59:31 PM
La Jetée (1962).  Cool, unique film.  It was listed first in the "Top 10 Time-Travel Movies" by Time Magazine.  If you like 12 Monkeys, I would recommend it.  It's in French with English subtitles and it's only a half hour long.  Here it is on YouTube (first and second half): 1.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTFzA5HsIbs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTFzA5HsIbs)  2.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRE52OHbW-U&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRE52OHbW-U&feature=related)
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Post by: stewart boyle on December 14, 2011, 01:47:10 PM
Lots of screeners came in this week... enough to keep me busy for a while.  It's like Christmas every day.

The Descendants
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Like Crazy
Anonymous
J. Edgar
The Change Up
The Debt
Melancholia
Hugo
Crazy Stupid Love
We Bought a Zoo

Spread the love T....how was Tinker Tailor??

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on December 15, 2011, 01:45:05 PM
Still haven't seen it.  Watched Extremely Loud and incredibly Close last night.  A little long, super depressing but really good.  The kid is awesome.  He was in attendance and got a standing ovation.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Juli on December 15, 2011, 02:45:04 PM
Still haven't seen it.  Watched Extremely Loud and incredibly Close last night.  A little long, super depressing but really good.  The kid is awesome.  He was in attendance and got a standing ovation.

Have you read the book? If so did you feel the book or the movie was better?

~ Juli
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 16, 2011, 06:32:35 PM
Seeing "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" tonight, can't wait, been waiting to see this one for months.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on December 17, 2011, 11:18:44 AM
My youngest hadn't seen SCROOGED, so we watched it last night.
I enjoyed it far more than when it first came out.
Great cast, with Bill Murray doing what he does best...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on December 17, 2011, 11:45:38 AM
My nine year old, Samson, told me he had just watched the Peter Jackson King Kong, and he said that he noticed it had Jack Black in it, whom he had also seen in School of Rock. He added, "Wow, Jack Black has been in some of the very best movies ever made"!

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on December 17, 2011, 11:50:24 AM
Okay, I'm done for the year.  I've now officially seen everything.  War Horse last night. 

And yes, The Artist is the best movie of the year.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Juli on December 17, 2011, 01:56:07 PM
I've now officially seen everything.  War Horse last night. 


I'm jealous.  pcorn
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on December 17, 2011, 02:00:03 PM
Don't be.  I pains me to say it, but War Horse was a gigantic mess.  I will not spoil it for anyone else, but I've come to expect better, much better, from Spielberg.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Juli on December 17, 2011, 02:01:41 PM
War Horse was a gigantic mess.  I will not spoil it for anyone else, but I've come to expect better, much better, from Spielberg.

T

I'll keep this in mind when I go so it on Christmas. So a disappointment it was you'd say? I'd love to hear a non-spoiler review from you if you could send it to me on here as a message.

~ Juli
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 17, 2011, 02:38:47 PM
Okay, I'm done for the year.  I've now officially seen everything. 

So how was Tintin?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on December 17, 2011, 02:41:37 PM
So how was Tintin?
And Tinker tailor...come on...
These are all gonna be alternatives for Academy noms...

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on December 17, 2011, 03:00:45 PM
I'll keep this in mind when I go so it on Christmas. So a disappointment it was you'd say? I'd love to hear a non-spoiler review from you if you could send it to me on here as a message.

~ Juli
If you could add me to this reply,cheers mate.

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on December 17, 2011, 03:06:40 PM
I do think spielberg has lost what ever he had, if he was on a graph chart he'd be bottoming out round about now....


In the meantime, watched Rise of the planet of the Apes last night. It was much better than I was expecting.
Followed it with Monster Club, I still like this, but has it dated...

I've got the recent Conan for tonight, plenty of Wine incase it's crap, so I can just enjoy the 3-D effects...
If I don't drink too much, I have the Norliss tapes for after.

Been re-visiting Hitchcock of late, watched up to now, Torn curtain, Frenzy, Man who knew too much(both versions)
The Birds, and The Rope.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on December 17, 2011, 03:17:52 PM
I do think spielberg has lost what ever he had, if he was on a graph chart he'd be bottoming out round about now....
True...


Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on December 17, 2011, 03:33:56 PM
Been re-visiting Hitchcock of late, watched up to now, Torn curtain, Frenzy, Man who knew too much(both versions)
The Birds, and The Rope.

I watched Rope recently. I have read that Hitchcock did not think it went so well but I like it every time. I dont see how it could have been done much better. So I guess, to use the parlance of our times, Im a Hitchcock fan boy.  
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on December 17, 2011, 03:58:31 PM
I do think spielberg has lost what ever he had, if he was on a graph chart he'd be bottoming out round about now....

Lincoln will definitely answer that question.  Spielberg and Day Lewis should be (on paper) a sure fire.  The problem with Spielberg is that he has become averse to risk, a little complaisant.  He has been relying on the same people for 20 years and what should be a creative force has become a soulless machine.  They all know how the boss thinks and what he wants before he even says it.  SS shows up on a set and everything is ready.  Gone is the Spielberg of the early years, the masterful innovator. 

War Horse smells Spielberg.  Every frame is a Spielberg moment, to the point of indigestion.  And as much as he could manipulate ET to give it emotions, he is incapable of doing the same with a horse.  My main concern about War Horse, and I won't say more than that, is that you see a bunch of people reacting to the horse, but it is a one way street, and because it is a one way street, you don't understand why these people care so much about the animal.  There is no empathy.  And when Spielberg decides to make the horse react, it becomes cartoonish.  Have you ever seen a horse care for another horse?

Tintin was a lot of fun.  More importantly, Spielberg managed to keep Herge's sensibility intact, which is what I cared most about.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Juli on December 17, 2011, 04:13:59 PM


War Horse Tintin

So from this, I take it you preferred Tintin more than War Horse? That is surprising to hear as it seemed War Horse, not Tintin, was the one people thought would be up for Oscars.

I guess I will see for myself which of the two I prefer.

On another note, I can't wait to see The Artist. I wish it would hurry up and get here.

~ Juli
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on December 17, 2011, 05:04:27 PM
I prefer Tintin to War Horse, but War Horse is a prestige movie and therefore eligible for Academy Awards.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Dread_Pirate_Mel on December 18, 2011, 11:07:59 AM
EW published a list of the major movies released this year rated by critics' average score.  

I've seen a grand total of one of these movies - Cars 2.  I'll try to catch the best on Itunes.

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Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on December 18, 2011, 11:12:02 AM
Moneyball got rave reviews over here,most critics seemed to adore it,has anyone here had the chance to see it yet?

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on December 18, 2011, 12:38:33 PM
Last night I watched three Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn classics: BRINGING UP BABY, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY and HOLIDAY.
For any fan of film (or film paper), these are three movies not to be missed.
They are rock-solid reminders of what was great in film (and what might be lacking today) -- superb actors who can handle the most complex of scripts.
I give all three four ****.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on December 18, 2011, 01:17:55 PM
Moneyball got rave reviews over here,most critics seemed to adore it,has anyone here had the chance to see it yet?

Stew


It was one of three films I got off my ass to go see this year (besides a Goonies summer replay)....  It was worth the effort.  But, if you are a sports fan you'll get pissed at the ending.  But if your a family man you'll kinda like the ending. If your both, then you look up the story on wiki and start to try and figure out the truth.  Appears exposure to the system may have killed the idea.  So then you get really pissed.  But he's does ok; even though the ending makes you believe otherwise....

Best part is the kick ass song by Lenka; modified at the end... "You such a loser, Dad"
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on December 18, 2011, 01:21:30 PM
I only saw these in theaters this year:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Moneyball
Harry Potter Deathly Hallow Part II

Oh I took my daughter to Kung Foo Panda 2

And Goonies summer replay. 

There just wasn't really anything to see.  Need to get going if I want to see The Artist before the end of the year.

I see most stuff when it comes out on Blu-Ray; it takes a lot to get me to a theater...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on December 18, 2011, 01:22:36 PM
Thanks Charlie,baseball movies usually tank over here..Field of dreams,Bull Durham,Nine men out excepted..in fact forget what i just said..looks like the UK loves baseball movies too  :D

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 18, 2011, 01:29:03 PM
Saw Tinker Tailor a couple of nights ago. Absolutely loved it, so far its tied with 13 Assassins as my favorite film of 2011.

Saw the new Sherlock last night, sucked as expected.

This week going to catch Tintin, Dragon Tattoo, The Artist, Outrage and A Dangerous Method. I love December!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on December 18, 2011, 01:33:22 PM
I`ll take an early guess,Tinker Tailor,Moneyball and The Artist,will be strong contenders for best movie at the Oscars.

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 18, 2011, 10:11:14 PM
I`ll take an early guess,Tinker Tailor,Moneyball and The Artist,will be strong contenders for best movie at the Oscars.

Stew


I will be very (happily) surprised if Tinker even gets nominated for best picture. A best actor nomination for Gary Oldman is a lot more likely.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on December 18, 2011, 10:33:52 PM
I will be very (happily) surprised if Tinker even gets nominated for best picture. A best actor nomination for Gary Oldman is a lot more likely.
Oooh makes me want to see it even more..
Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on December 21, 2011, 10:21:16 PM
Sherlock Holmes - Game of Shadows - In my opinion even better than the first one!  Don't understand a lot of the negative reviews.  Sure it is not entirely a "traditional Holmesian presentation" but still a thoroughly enjoyable ride in all facets. 9/10
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on December 21, 2011, 10:24:26 PM
Sherlock Holmes - Game of Shadows - In my opinion even better than the first one!  Don't understand a lot of the negative reviews.  Sure it is not entirely a "traditional Holmesian presentation" but still a thoroughly enjoyable ride in all facets. 9/10
I refused to watch the first one until my good half persuaded  me to give it it a go,,got to admit loved the first one..
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on December 22, 2011, 03:53:30 AM
I refused to watch the first one until my good half persuaded  me to give it it a go,,got to admit loved the first one..
puke


No taste.............. ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on December 22, 2011, 09:43:53 AM
All you Ritchie haters just don't get it ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on December 22, 2011, 11:00:33 AM
I think Lockstock is great, and Snatch to a lesser degree, I just hope he doesn't do a Sherlock with "The Man from Uncle"    (Sherlock, is the new adjective to describe a crap film)  ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 22, 2011, 11:52:45 AM
Ritchie is a hack and Sherlock II is one of the worst movies of 2011.  puke2

Saw "Tintin" last night, very enjoyable overall.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 22, 2011, 11:59:25 AM
ps: been watching the Sherlock BBC serie with Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman, written by Steven Moffat. It's excellent and of course blows away the absolutely crap Guy Ritchie versions.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on December 22, 2011, 12:02:57 PM
ps: been watching the Sherlock BBC serie with Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman, written by Steven Moffat. It's excellent and of course blows away the absolutely crap Guy Ritchie versions.

 clap  Quite correct, I went out and bought the dvd of the first one's it was that good. The second series starts on New years day. Very much looking forward to that...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on December 22, 2011, 12:22:42 PM
You guys will never convince me!  Ritchie hating is so cliched.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on December 22, 2011, 12:24:07 PM
I don't hate him Chris, I just think his latest batch of films is Crap.... ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 22, 2011, 01:09:49 PM

Ritchie films defined in 3 words: style over substance. Because crappy slow-motion effects is what you revert to when you can't manage to actually tell a good story.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on December 22, 2011, 04:07:28 PM
Ritchie films defined in 3 words: style over substance. Because crappy slow-motion effects is what you revert to when you can't manage to actually tell a good story.

Have you seen Lock Stock, Snatch, Rock N Rolla and both Sherlock films?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: theartofmovieposters on December 22, 2011, 05:25:23 PM
You guys will never convince me!  Ritchie hating is so cliched.

I've only seen Lock, Stock, Snatch...but I'm with Chris.  Thoroughly enjoyed those two.
Hopefully the others are good too.
Wanted to see Sherlock Holmes for ages...I need more time.  MORE TIME I SAY!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on December 22, 2011, 05:46:14 PM
ps: been watching the Sherlock BBC serie with Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman, written by Steven Moffat. It's excellent and of course blows away the absolutely crap Guy Ritchie versions.
The BBC Sherlock is just like Doctor Who, poor beyond belief...Curse BBC Wales..
Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 22, 2011, 07:14:31 PM
Have you seen Lock Stock, Snatch, Rock N Rolla and both Sherlock films?

I have unfortunately seen all of these, minus Rock N Rolla. Also haven't seen Swept Away, thankfully.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 22, 2011, 07:15:59 PM
I've only seen Lock, Stock, Snatch...but I'm with Chris.  Thoroughly enjoyed those two.
Hopefully the others are good too.
Wanted to see Sherlock Holmes for ages...I need more time.  MORE TIME I SAY!

Lock Stock & Snatch are his two best, as in they don't suck as much as the others.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on December 22, 2011, 07:33:31 PM
I'm glad od_sf has some taste...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on December 23, 2011, 06:20:49 PM
Just watched two chillers from Spain:

[REC]2 A nerve-jangling exercise in terror. I liked the first a lot, this one even more. Had several scenes that I will never forget.
Here's a teaser trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0-gVB-U5is (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0-gVB-U5is)
Regular trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G18Y-S8YrQ0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G18Y-S8YrQ0)

THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE Guillermo Del Toro's 2001 ghost story that has several themes he carried over to PAN'S LABYRINTH. A chilling and truly haunting film.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I6JX_oGpis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I6JX_oGpis)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on December 23, 2011, 06:29:03 PM
Just watched two chillers from Spain:

[REC]2 A nerve-jangling exercise in terror. I liked the first a lot, this one even more. Had several scenes that I will never forget.
Here's a teaser trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0-gVB-U5is (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0-gVB-U5is)
Regular trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G18Y-S8YrQ0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G18Y-S8YrQ0)

THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE Guillermo Del Toro's 2001 ghost story that has several themes he carried over to PAN'S LABYRINTH. A chilling and truly haunting film.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I6JX_oGpis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I6JX_oGpis)
F**ing great movies Ted.
Devils backbone is truely great...

By the way, for everyone here,just incase I don`t get the chance cos of work..

May the good times of the present become the good memories of tomorrow.
Best wishes for the holiday & a prosperous new year..

love you lot.
Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on December 23, 2011, 06:33:50 PM

May the good times of the present become the good memories of tomorrow.
Best wishes for the holiday & a prosperous new year..

love you lot.
Stew


Back at you Stew  cheers
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on December 23, 2011, 07:54:57 PM
Well watching Christmas Vacation followed by the Christmas Carol George C Scott version.  Tomorrow night will be my usual It's a Wonderful Life.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on December 23, 2011, 11:06:31 PM
I'm glad od_sf has some taste...

Yes BAD taste (just like you!) ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on December 24, 2011, 02:38:20 PM
Candyman- Actually better than I remember it being. I solid 90's horror flick with solid gore and a great atmosphere.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 26, 2011, 07:16:46 PM
Just saw The Artist - loved it, 3 thumbs up.  cool1
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on December 26, 2011, 07:20:12 PM
Just saw The Artist - loved it, 3 thumbs up.  cool1

This is another of those films I cant wait to see,I`ve only seen trailers and news clips etc.
Bring it on..

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on December 28, 2011, 06:32:34 PM
RIP Licence to Kill president

Sanchez : Remember , you're only president.....for life
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on December 28, 2011, 11:39:28 PM
Quarantine 2.  For what it is, real cool.  Two  thumbup thumbup

Mission Impossible 3: Ghost Protocol.  Cool flick.  Recommend it in IMAX.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on December 29, 2011, 12:07:23 AM
Quarantine 2.  For what it is, real cool.  Two  thumbup thumbup

Now, you gotta watch [REC] and [REC]2, the Spanish-language series that inspired the QUARANTINE movies.
As Mike Tyson would say, "They're epsellent."
[REC]3 is headed for theaters in 2012.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on December 29, 2011, 12:42:06 AM
Now, you gotta watch [REC] and [REC]2, the Spanish-language series that inspired the QUARANTINE movies.
As Mike Tyson would say, "They're epsellent."
[REC]3 is headed for theaters in 2012.

Cool, Brude.  Thanks for the REC!  :D   rofl1   cool1 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on December 29, 2011, 01:47:31 AM
 eyeroll  (recommendation)  8)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on January 03, 2012, 12:13:23 PM
Saw "War Horse" yesterday, mixed feelings about it. The war sequences were great. Benedict Cumberbatch was fantastic, he is quickly becoming one of my favorite actors. Jeremy Irvine was pretty horrible in the leading role, was he supposed to be mentally disabled, or just extremely dim-witted? Biggest problem with the film is that Spielberg apparently didn't know what sort of movie he wanted to make: a grim war film or cheesy Disney family movie. Had some great moments (the first British charge against the Germans, the execution by the windmill) but overall it didn't work for me.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 03, 2012, 01:09:06 PM
Watched SNATCH again.
Loved it the first time and even more in repeated viewings.
Probably because I pick up (interpret) more of the insane dialogue.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 04, 2012, 11:22:47 AM
John Ford's THE HORSE SOLDIERS (1959) with John Wayne, William Holden and Constance Towers. Still delivers after all these years.  thumbup thumbup thumbup 1/2
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: wonka on January 04, 2012, 02:13:09 PM
I love Snatch.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on January 04, 2012, 06:02:59 PM
I love Snatch.

Who doesn't?






(Tom Cruise...)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on January 04, 2012, 06:40:42 PM
Saw "War Horse" yesterday, mixed feelings about it. The war sequences were great. Benedict Cumberbatch was fantastic, he is quickly becoming one of my favorite actors. Jeremy Irvine was pretty horrible in the leading role, was he supposed to be mentally disabled, or just extremely dim-witted? Biggest problem with the film is that Spielberg apparently didn't know what sort of movie he wanted to make: a grim war film or cheesy Disney family movie. Had some great moments (the first British charge against the Germans, the execution by the windmill) but overall it didn't work for me.

Completely agree with everything said.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on January 04, 2012, 06:52:41 PM
Been in the comedy mood lately.

Horrible Bosses and Bridesmaids again but this time with the blu ray. I liked them both alot.

Free Enterprise, Swingers and Clerks on DVD again.  Still liking all three.

Duck Soup and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein over New Years on the tube or I should say LCD now. Anyway its once again the classics FTW!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Dread_Pirate_Mel on January 04, 2012, 07:23:17 PM
Have watched several movies in the last couple of weeks (mostly on airplane trips).  

Sherlock Holmes, Midnight In Paris, Crazy Stupid Love, Rise of the Planet of the Apes - all very good

MIP inspired me to visit Paris and learn some French (http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/flags/france-flag-01.gif)

Cowboys & Aliens - not too good but better than I thought it would be
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on January 04, 2012, 07:25:55 PM

Cowboys & Aliens - not too good but better than I thought it would be

The chick is hot.  8)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Dread_Pirate_Mel on January 04, 2012, 07:35:10 PM
The chick is hot.  8)

Unfortunately, her nudie scenes were cut from the airplane version  :'(
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on January 04, 2012, 09:33:50 PM
Been in the comedy mood lately.

Horrible Bosses and Bridesmaids again but this time with the blu ray. I liked them both alot.

They should have ditched the rest of the movie and just made it about Colin Ferrel's character.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tob on January 05, 2012, 08:23:29 AM
'Kill List' - a British film that is grim and made me feel dirty afterwards...sort of a hitman/horror but doesn't really fit into any genre. It's just very chilling and stays in your head afterward...the sound production and editing make it feel really unnerving throughout. Not everyone's cup of tea, but definitely worth a watch if you're into dark little independent films - just go in cold and avoid any reviews as they're bound to make comparisons with other films which will lessen the impact.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: wonka on January 05, 2012, 09:46:24 AM
Fun fact about SNATCH:

The night met my wife, right before graduating from college 12 years ago, we went and saw Snatch with a group of friends and we all really liked it.

In my efforts to flirt with her (I had my ways) after the film in the following days, I made a huge sign that said "EMILY LIKED SNATCH" and put it squarely in the middle of our bay window of our apartment...which was conveniently located on the edge of campus where everyone and their brother walked by, including Emily. I mean, literally tens of thousands of students walked right by that window all the time.

The first morning, she walked by, and did a double take, and her face was beat red as she picked up the pace to class. It was amazing, I wish I had filmed her reaction...
She even heard other people talking about the sign all over campus, which is a feat in and of itself when the campus held approx. 55,000 students.

The moral of the story is that if you publicly humiliate the one you have your eye on with a sign that reeks of immature innuendo...you will probably win her over for at least 8 years of marriage and counting with two kids to boot.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 05, 2012, 10:00:46 AM
laugh1
You are a brave man, wonka. That coulda blown up in yer face.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on January 21, 2012, 08:15:40 PM
Just re-watched The French connection, and as always enjoyed it. Hackman is first rate, is he ever anything else...
Followed it with It came from beneath the sea, you cannot beat a Black & White Harryhausen... ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on January 21, 2012, 09:54:42 PM
Underworld Awakening last night.

I LOVED IT!!!

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: wonka on January 22, 2012, 12:35:45 AM
Caught up to date with MAD MEN. Season 4 was the best one yet.

Going through DOWNTON ABBEY, happy to hear they won the Globe. The wife is hooked, but we were fans of GOSFORD PARK and knew we would like more of Julian Fellowes work in this era. Good stuff, well written, and phenomenal casting.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 22, 2012, 07:49:13 AM
Underworld Awakening last night.

I LOVED IT!!!

T

Yes, the reviews have been good. I knew Kate was gonna be busy this weekend, so I'll catch up with her later in the week.

I've had a major work slowdown, so I've been watching a lot of cable goods.

Last night, I tuned in to THE COLLECTOR (2009), not to be confused with the totally unrelated William Wyler classic from 1965.  This is one bad-ass horror film.  As sadistic and gory as almost anything I have ever seen. It really rattled my cage hard right to the very end. If you like this sort of stuff, you'll consider it a new classic.  It's a freak show and a half. NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH. On the horror dial, I give it  thumbup thumbup thumbup 1/2.

TRIANGLE (2009) is a must see horror-thriller if you enjoy films that fuck with your head over and over again. DO NOT WATCH THE TRAILER FOR THIS ONE. I went into it completely unaware and it is absolutely mesmerizing.  Stars Melissa George and I give it thumbup thumbup thumbup.

I also REALLY enjoyed MONSTERS ( thumbup thumbup thumbup), and WE ARE THE NIGHT ( thumbup thumbup thumbup), a German thriller about three foxy vampires wining and dining their way through the Berlin club circuit.  Very cool.
Also watched a low-budget and original vampire yarn MIDNIGHT SON ( thumbup thumbup 1/2) and PSYCH: 9, a  thumbup thumbup mystery-thriller about a killer known as the Knighthawk, with Michael Biehn and Carey Elwes.

There were more, but THE COLLECTOR has me so rattled, I can't remember them all at the moment. I'm too busy checking the door locks....
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on January 22, 2012, 01:23:48 PM
Caught up to date with MAD MEN. Season 4 was the best one yet.

Going through DOWNTON ABBEY, happy to hear they won the Globe. The wife is hooked, but we were fans of GOSFORD PARK and knew we would like more of Julian Fellowes work in this era. Good stuff, well written, and phenomenal casting.
Really?  I thought that, while there were a number of exceptional episodes, the last few and particularly the finale were underwhelming compared to previous years, leaving me worried about the future of the show.  The budget cutbacks can be felt all over the screen - not as much as The Walking Dead, but it's close - and the quality of the secondary characters has fallen off dramatically.

It peaked with 'The Suitcase' episode - one of the very best, if not the best, episodes of the series.  In many ways, it functioned as a summation of the entire series, leaving the rest of the season wanting for purpose.

By comparison, Breaking Bad's season 4 was, also, not as good as its near perfect season 3, but it was very, very close...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on January 22, 2012, 01:58:50 PM
Watched Dr. Strangelove again last night... awesome as always.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 22, 2012, 02:00:34 PM
Watched Dr. Strangelove again last night... awesome as always.

+100
(Also watched that again last week.)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: wonka on January 22, 2012, 03:28:28 PM
Really?  I thought that, while there were a number of exceptional episodes, the last few and particularly the finale were underwhelming compared to previous years, leaving me worried about the future of the show.  The budget cutbacks can be felt all over the screen - not as much as The Walking Dead, but it's close - and the quality of the secondary characters has fallen off dramatically.

It peaked with 'The Suitcase' episode - one of the very best, if not the best, episodes of the series.  In many ways, it functioned as a summation of the entire series, leaving the rest of the season wanting for purpose.

By comparison, Breaking Bad's season 4 was, also, not as good as its near perfect season 3, but it was very, very close...

I will say, that the finale to season 3 was our favorite, by far. And the one (Season 2 or 3, I forget) where that chick runs the English dude's foot off with the lawnmower. Also, I thought they put more money in the budget but I could be wrong.

What I thought they did well with Season 4 was turn a few characters inside out, much more raw emotion and honesty, which I enjoyed. Peggy spending the night with Don in his office as she gets to know him better through his drama, stuff like that. Regardless, its well written, and very entertaining. I hope Matthew Weiner got what he wanted from AMC to continue the show how he wants, despite their efforts to nuder the show like they did The Walking Dead.

Breaking Bad is next on our list after Downton Abbey, excited for that one.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on January 22, 2012, 04:25:24 PM
+100
(Also watched that again last week.)

+101

Agree! Always awesome.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 24, 2012, 11:28:28 PM
THE HORSEMAN, a harrowing 2009 revenge thriller from Australia.  Quite a bloodbath from beginning to end. Low-budget and well done.
A little strong on the torture, but the bastards had it coming.  thumbup thumbup 1/2.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on January 25, 2012, 01:14:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TpZteN9XCc&list=LLFFGElA7Qydb_JOB2BYk1gg&feature=mh_lolz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TpZteN9XCc&list=LLFFGElA7Qydb_JOB2BYk1gg&feature=mh_lolz)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on January 25, 2012, 02:58:54 PM


Last night, I tuned in to THE COLLECTOR (2009),


You piqued my interest on this Ted.. will be buying the DVD..
(http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx132/stewartboyle/COLLECTOR_QUAD_72-450x337.jpg)

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 25, 2012, 06:20:11 PM
Good for you, Stew.  I hope you enjoy it...that is, if murder and mayhem are your thing...  wynk

Last month I swapped out my Time-Warner service for Verizon Fios.  Not only do I save $80 a month, but I also get 2 years of free Showtime, which includes multiple feeds for Showtime Beyond and Showtime Extreme.  That's where I caught THE COLLECTOR and last night's double bill: EDEN LAKE (2008) and GRAVE ENCOUNTERS (2011).

EDEN LAKE is a disturbing reminder why one should NEVER go camping in the woods without a firearm. A riveting and horrific film. It's directed by James Watkins, who just completed THE WOMAN IN BLACK.  Kelly Reilly is outstanding; Michael Fassbender co-stars.  thumbup thumbup thumbup

GRAVE ENCOUNTERS is a pretty scary take on those reality ghost-hunter shows. It's another low-budget, hand-held BLAIR WITCH type.  Very suspenseful, with decent acting, atmospheric suspense and plenty of genuine shocks. Lotsa fun.  thumbup thumbup 1/2
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on January 28, 2012, 02:28:22 PM
It is tremendously interesting to watch films after having children.  I will admit I had not re-watched the Princess Bride since my daughter was born.  I always thought the line when Grandpa said "As you wish." at the end was some way of telling the watcher that he was the farm boy in the story...  (I know, how silly)  He was really just telling his grandson that he loved him...  I guess until you have a child somethings just don't click...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 28, 2012, 10:36:52 PM
Just saw UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING at the theater.
Kicks ass.
Kate is the hottest action star ever.
Statues should be erected to her beauty.
(I know because I erected one myself in the theater.)
The CGI werewolf effects were pretty shitty and there were some 'inconsistencies,' but the action was so blistering that all the little defects are excused.
Well worth the money.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on January 28, 2012, 11:39:21 PM
Just saw UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING at the theater.
Kicks ass.
Kate is the hottest action star ever.
Statues should be erected to her beauty.
(I know because I erected one myself in the theater.)
The CGI werewolf effects were pretty shitty and there were some 'inconsistencies,' but the action was so blistering that all the little defects are excused.
Well worth the money.

That's the reason I won't see it. They had a great thing going for them compared to most modern films when the werewolves in the first were live actors. I'll stick with Dog Soldiers. You can't beat a guy in a suit IMO. Sorry I'm ranting, I'm glad you enjoyed it Ted.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 29, 2012, 12:27:29 AM
That's the reason I won't see it. They had a great thing going for them compared to most modern films when the werewolves in the first were live actors. I'll stick with Dog Soldiers. You can't beat a guy in a suit IMO. Sorry I'm ranting, I'm glad you enjoyed it Ted.

No apologies necessary.
Funny, I caught DOG SOLDIERS a few nights ago on Showtime for the first time.
I expected better.  Not that I didn't like it, but the werewolves themselves disappointed me.
A convincing werewolf is a tough nut to execute.  Very few films have done so with true success.
My favorite is still Oliver Reed in CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF.
Followed closely by the first HOWLING.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on January 29, 2012, 01:04:30 PM
American Werewolf in London had a great werewolf and transformation scene. Although the werewolf in Silver Bullet wasn't that good, it will always be one of my favorites of the sub-genre.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 29, 2012, 01:16:23 PM
American Werewolf in London had a great werewolf and transformation scene. Although the werewolf in Silver Bullet wasn't that good, it will always be one of my favorites of the sub-genre.

Loved the AMERICAN WEREWOLF transformation scene, but not the final beast.
I did forget to mention the recent Rick Baker WOLFMAN as being a pretty cool final werewolf.
SILVER BULLET, too.
 cheers
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on January 29, 2012, 02:45:35 PM
Kate is the hottest action star ever.
Statues should be erected to her beauty.
(I know because I erected one myself in the theater.)



 clap
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on January 29, 2012, 03:40:42 PM
 laugh1

That is good stuff Ted.

To all the great monuments ever erected to beauty.  cheers
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on January 30, 2012, 12:10:28 AM
007 OP 4.5/6 , "spend the money QUICKLY , mr Bond"......now *that* line is old skool  bed1
007 TND 4/6......Carver makes me chuckle , kinda dig it even though Bond-by-numbers.....Yeoh , hellllooo dolly  :P
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on February 05, 2012, 10:45:06 AM
Just watched THE COTTAGE on Fearnet through Verizon Fios.
Tongue-in-cheek 2008 horror thriller from the UK, starring Andy Serkis and Reece Shearsmith.
Quite good.  Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV6R7tXbVlE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV6R7tXbVlE)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on February 05, 2012, 11:44:37 AM
Thanks Ted, I will be picking this up, looks a jolly-whezz...  catchy tune also.....
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on February 05, 2012, 04:31:06 PM

Recent rentals:

Cowboys & Aliens - 1.5/5
Contagion - 3/5
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil - 2.5/5
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy BBC series - 4/5
The China Syndrome - 3/5
Battle Royale - 3.5/5
Rashomon - 4.5/5
The Conspirator - 2.5/5
Margin Call - 3/5
The Trip - 3.5/5
The Deep - 3/5
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on February 05, 2012, 06:46:45 PM
Thanks Ted, I will be picking this up, looks a jolly-whezz...  catchy tune also.....

I think you'll like it, Paul.
You might want to try this also...another little chiller I just saw from the UK...THE REEDS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz1PTJWehME (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz1PTJWehME)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tob on February 06, 2012, 08:11:15 AM
Ted, if you liked The Cottage, you might like Severance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464196/), another British horror/black comedy that is quite a fun watch.

I watched A Lonely Place to Die at the weekend...a decent genre film, it starts of really well, then goes a bit daft at the end. Also had a binge watch of the first 7 episodes of The Walking Dead Season 2 which I really enjoyed.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on February 06, 2012, 05:47:46 PM
Ted, if you liked The Cottage, you might like Severance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464196/), another British horror/black comedy that is quite a fun watch.

I caught a few minutes of SEVERANCE and it looked good, Tob. Reviews speak well of it also. I'll catch it when it comes back around in queue.

Another I saw just a few nights back is THE LONG WEEKEND retitled NATURE'S GRAVE, a 2008 remake of the 1978 Aussie thriller, THE LONG WEEKEND.
Also made in Australia, the remake stars Jim Caviezel (PASSION OF THE CHRIST) and is quite disturbing.  IMDB reviews are pretty negative, but I went into it with an open mind and was entertained.  Had many sequences I will never forget. The descriptions of the movie make it sound like Mother Nature gets revenge on a bickering married couple but it is so much more than that. I'd be curious to see what any of you genre fans think.
I'd post the trailer, but it does give away some of the most shocking moments. So don't google it up if you plan on watching.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 06, 2012, 10:14:20 PM
Took the wife and daughter to Big Miracle.  It was pretty good.  When I first saw the movie poster I did notice a very similar poster composition between it and Jaws...  Maybe not so terrifying though...

(http://simplybeingmommy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/big-miracle-poster.jpg) (http://ewpopwatch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/jaws-poster_213.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on February 12, 2012, 05:02:05 PM
The Baftas,
John Hurt picked up a cracker tonight.
Well done.

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on February 12, 2012, 05:45:51 PM
FRAGILE, the creepy 2005 ghost film from Jaume Balaguero (who also directed REC and REC 2).
Really liked it a lot.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13XbdeQ0B0g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13XbdeQ0B0g)
Now I have to find his other films, DARKNESS and THE NAMELESS.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 12, 2012, 10:28:26 PM
Attack Force Z on Blu-Ray.  No subtitles and they didn't even titles the Chinese and Japanese.  I'd never seen it before and was quite pissed when the Japanese Diplomat died in the end...  Still wouldn't mind finding a Daybill for it though....
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on February 12, 2012, 10:38:55 PM
I'd never seen it before and was quite pissed when the Japanese Diplomat died in the end... 

Spoiler warning?
Guess I'll put off watching this one for a while...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 12, 2012, 11:29:32 PM
Spoiler warning?

Oops; sorry guys.  I figured everyone had seen this...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: kovacs01 on February 13, 2012, 03:56:02 AM
I checked out Limitless on BD a few days ago.  Not the best movie, but some very slick cinematography and editing.  It reminded me quite a bit of American Psycho.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on February 13, 2012, 10:04:33 PM
I checked out Limitless on BD a few days ago.  Not the best movie, but some very slick cinematography and editing.  It reminded me quite a bit of American Psycho.

That is a cool movie.


After watching the Road Warrior today, I gotta say I like Mad Max more.  Mad Max has more character, and doesn't rely so much on the "rah rah" factor to be cool, IMHO.  Both are classics, I just think Mad Max is an overall much better film.  Still haven't seen Beyond Thunderdome, but I have a feeling that it's considered by most the worst of the three.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: wonka on February 13, 2012, 10:07:33 PM
Going through the BBC Sherlock series a second time, first go around for my wife. It's really really well done, seems to have a bigger scope/production value than most TV shows.

BBC > US Network shows, although AMC and HBO are right there too.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Dread_Pirate_Mel on February 16, 2012, 10:35:04 AM
(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv275/Forty_Candles/2012/H.png)

(http://www.strangebeautiful.net/muse/helvetica/helvetica_post.gif)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: theartofmovieposters on February 16, 2012, 04:02:49 PM
That is a cool movie.


After watching the Road Warrior today, I gotta say I like Mad Max more.  Mad Max has more character, and doesn't rely so much on the "rah rah" factor to be cool, IMHO.  Both are classics, I just think Mad Max is an overall much better film.  Still haven't seen Beyond Thunderdome, but I have a feeling that it's considered by most the worst of the three.


I'm all for flying the flag for aussie films, but Mad Max is the only one of the 3 I can stand to watch.  As for Beyond Thunderdome, much like Godfather Part III, don't bother.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on February 16, 2012, 09:13:30 PM
Mad Max 2 is very good, and spawned a HUGE industry in Italy, where they managed to make it (post nuke sub genre) even better, check out NEW BARBARIANS etc, while any of the Mm films aren't in my top anything much, they are good at least as entertainment.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on February 16, 2012, 09:40:08 PM
I like all three Max films and I dread the upcoming remake.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on February 16, 2012, 11:57:23 PM
Godfather III?...yeah...I may just remove Beyond Thunderdome from the queue.  

Just saw the trailer for The New Barbarians...thanks for the rec, Ari, but I'm pretty sure that anything other than Mad Max is going to be disappointing for me, with one exception, the new Mad Max!  Can't wait to see it!  8)

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on February 17, 2012, 12:00:04 AM
NEW BARBARIANS kicks MM, MM2 Arse from here to Italy. But then I am a HUGE Enzo G Castellari fan.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on February 17, 2012, 12:13:17 AM
After watching this YouTube review with clips (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdswOkS_AUc) of the film, it looks like the kind of flick one would love or hate, but either way it does look like a fun Max rip-off kinda film.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 17, 2012, 12:51:57 AM
Miral.  A very good film.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on February 17, 2012, 12:55:32 AM
This looks much more interesting than it has any right to...

The first 12 minutes of The Sound of My Voice...

http://www.soundofmyvoicemovie.com/index2.html (http://www.soundofmyvoicemovie.com/index2.html)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on February 17, 2012, 08:29:23 AM
I'm a huge Mad Max fan! I like the style and feel of it much more than the two sequels. I like the supporting cast a lot as well. I've thinking about rocking one of these to complete my nerd fantasy http://www.abbyshot.com/products/ps-mad-max-jacket.php
Maintain Right!
Title: MAD MAX and the Ari Connections
Post by: Ari on February 17, 2012, 09:19:22 PM
I know people who have acted in the 1st two Mad Max films, and a member here worked on part (ahem) 3. I have never seen 3, and probably wont, sorry but Tina Turner? REALLY?
I'd like to see the US version of MM with American dub, guess its available online, just for a laugh.

One of my best friends father is best friends with George Miller, and before MM was made he asked my friends Dad to help out financially, the Dad (who is a well off man) said it would never make a buck and turned down the opportunity. Ahh well. Also managed the apartment of one of the camera guys when I was a building manager, we spent hours in his apartment, drinking scotch together and he told me about the shooting of this and other films, his walls were covered in photos from the shoots, and items he kept. Nice fella.

When I was a kid, I looked like the feral kid from MM2, and people always called me that, ha ha. Ahh well.

Mad max 2 seems to be the more popular amongst people I know, that might be an age thing.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on February 18, 2012, 12:08:07 AM
Very cool, Ari.  Mad Max has to be one of the most iconic Aussie films, it must've been cool to be near that scene at the time.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on February 18, 2012, 12:12:10 AM
If A Tree Falls: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front.  Good documentary, showing both sides of the story very well.  If you're into environmental issues, and crimes committed by radical environmentalists, I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: MAD MAX and the Ari Connections
Post by: brude on February 18, 2012, 12:37:20 AM
When I was a kid, I looked like the feral kid from MM2, and people always called me that, ha ha. Ahh well.

Feral Kid Emil Minty then...

(http://www.sondb.com/fun/k252a/EmilMinty4.jpg)

and now...

(http://ll-media.tmz.com/2010/09/23/0923-memba-reveal-credit.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on February 18, 2012, 12:41:22 AM
Just saw To Live & Die in L.A. For the first time.  That was by far the most awesome movie I've seen so far in 2012!  Way better than Drive -- which was clearly an homage to this and other 80s noir. It was just a bit over the top, but in a great way. Friedman kicks ass.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 18, 2012, 07:25:03 AM
Where the Wild Things Are...  I think I need to watch it again.  I didn't get it.  I was also dozing off and on and may have missed something...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on February 18, 2012, 07:25:35 AM
Didn't you read the book a zillion times as a kid?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 18, 2012, 07:29:20 AM
Didn't you read the book a zillion times as a kid?

Wow, the drawings look familiar (I just looked it up).  I guess it wasn't required reading at school or at home...  I didn't even realize it was a book adaptation.  It is amazing how sometimes things of pop culture just escape a person...

I kept trying to figure out all the symbolism in the movie; so its just a children's book?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: easyenders on February 18, 2012, 02:02:14 PM
'snowtown' a bit scarey......actually cross 'henry' with any australian soap ....not being funny its postably one of the best films of last year
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on February 18, 2012, 08:44:59 PM
re WILD THINGS ARE.. might be my age, but every kid loved it when I was a little un,

re Snow Town, I hear great things about it. Caused some rouble in OZ, people even trying to ban it before it was released. A friend of mine, who has (seriously) a DOCTORATE IN HORROR FILMS, was on the news sticking up for Horror films and Snow town.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on February 18, 2012, 09:03:06 PM
Just saw To Live & Die in L.A. For the first time.  That was by far the most awesome movie I've seen so far in 2012!  Way better than Drive -- which was clearly an homage to this and other 80s noir. It was just a bit over the top, but in a great way. Friedman kicks ass.

Isn't it though?  I only saw it just recently and was astonished that, other than the '80s synth soundtrack, it rocked the house.  Did you buy the poster before seeing the film?


As for Where the Wild Things Are... you have to realize that the entire film is filtered through the mind of a nine year old boy.  It's a brilliant film.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on February 18, 2012, 09:15:58 PM
Isn't it though?  I only saw it just recently and was astonished that, other than the '80s synth soundtrack, it rocked the house.  Did you buy the poster before seeing the film?

I had actually just bought the Polish poster because I liked the design. My friend saw the poster and said I HAD to see the movie. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: jayn_j on February 18, 2012, 10:09:49 PM
Just caught Witness for the Prosecution on PBS.  Strangely, I had never seen it.
Agatha Christie was a genius at the plot twist.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on February 18, 2012, 10:13:26 PM
have to disagree there. Christie works on screen, doesn't work (IMHO) in print. She "cheats". I read a lot of Mysteries, and I find her books a cop out. Love a lot of the films and TV though. now DOYLE can write.. ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 21, 2012, 07:18:16 AM
TED!  I bought and started watching the original King Kong.  Found it at a Half Priced Books for $8...    But I was so dog ass tired, I feel asleep.  However, my four year old watched it from start to finish.  Imagine that a child that will watch black and white movies... My little girl is awesome!


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Fx1TYNy83AU/THaoAWTM1QI/AAAAAAAAAxc/3AL-4iq92_A/s1600/DSCF2707.JPG)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on February 21, 2012, 11:09:24 AM
When little girls sit down and watch a B&W classic from start to finish 'tis news to crow about!
And what a movie to watch -- the King of the monsters!
I have that same edition.  Were the book and 5x7 poster repros still inside?

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 21, 2012, 11:35:38 AM
When little girls sit down and watch a B&W classic from start to finish 'tis news to crow about!
And what a movie to watch -- the King of the monsters!
I have that same edition.  Were the book and 5x7 poster repros still inside?



Yeah the whole thing was there the little book and the posters cards.  It probably was only watched once or twice...

When I woke her up this morning I asked her again if she liked the movie and she got excited but then says, "The boys in the airplanes shot and killed him." with a pout and buried her face in my side.  She must have really gotten into it.  I then asked if she was scared of Kong and she shook her head.  I said "He wasn't as scary as the other one we saw?"  She says "No." I then say "He wasn't as real as the other one huh?" She then says "Yeah, he was funny!"..

We are suppose to watch it again tonight...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on February 21, 2012, 11:46:36 AM
Yeah the whole thing was there the little book and the posters cards.  It probably was only watched once or twice...

When I woke her up this morning I asked her again if she liked the movie and she got excited but then says, "The boys in the airplanes shot and killed him." with a pout and buried her face in my side.  She must have really gotten into it.  I then asked if she was scared of Kong and she shook her head.  I said "He wasn't as scary as the other one we saw?"  She says "No." I then say "He wasn't as real as the other one huh?" She then says "Yeah, he was funny!"..

We are suppose to watch it again tonight...

That is sweet. You are a lucky Dad.
Enjoy the movie with her again and again.
It is a timeless classic!

(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/brude2000/GIFS/KingKongLOL.gif)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on February 21, 2012, 04:22:51 PM
I had actually just bought the Polish poster because I liked the design. My friend saw the poster and said I HAD to see the movie. 

I tend to arrive late to Bruce's auctions (saves me a bunch) and I saw you pick that one up.  I probably would have thrown down a bid on that one, though I really like the US poster...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on February 21, 2012, 04:28:59 PM
Just saw To Live & Die in L.A. For the first time.  That was by far the most awesome movie I've seen so far in 2012!  Way better than Drive -- which was clearly an homage to this and other 80s noir. It was just a bit over the top, but in a great way. Friedman kicks ass.

YES YES and YES!

Fucking awesome movie!

Side notes: Friedman is the king of the car chase....The one and French connection then this messed up one in LA.

I loved it so much when it came out that I actually went and bought the Wang Chung soundtrack cassette...  :-[
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on February 21, 2012, 04:36:57 PM
Yeah, holy shit that car chase (and the whole cluster fuck scene) was out in left field!  Then you cut to Chance meeting his b/snitch and all he says is "Clockwork Baby. Like FUCKING clockwork."

Classic.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on February 21, 2012, 04:40:22 PM
Yeah, holy shit that car chase (and the whole cluster fuck scene) was out in left field!  Then you cut to Chance meeting his b/snitch and all he says is "Clockwork Baby. Like FUCKING clockwork."

Classic.

Wasnt that cool when you find out why all those cars are chasing? 

We both spelled his name wrong. Friedkin ..oops.  :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 26, 2012, 12:04:28 AM
So I watched Long Good Friday...  !!!!!Spoiler Alert!!!!! (for Ted)

The best part was when he was in the car at the end and knowing he was totally screwed... Gritting his teeth and all.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on February 26, 2012, 06:39:37 AM
Charlie

That WAS one of the best moments I have ever seen on film.

Hoskins and Mirren are incredible actors, and so few crime movies get cast members even remotely on that level.

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 26, 2012, 08:23:40 AM
Charlie

That WAS one of the best moments I have ever seen on film.

Hoskins and Mirren are incredible actors, and so few crime movies get cast members even remotely on that level.

Bruce

I agree; Mirren was so strong my wife had theorized the whole movie that she was the one trying to take over...  And was that Pierce Brosnan holding the gun? 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on February 26, 2012, 11:44:38 AM
Movie marathon today...
Iron Lady,Tower Heist,War Horse,J.Edgar........
I feel embarrassed to say I enjoyed Tower Heist the most...good Sunday fodder.

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on February 26, 2012, 02:43:01 PM
watched what is supposed to be 2 american classics.
gone in 60 seconds, which was ok i guess? but all i was thinking the whole way through, was how they must have had a lot of problems with sound? i do like how they addressed it though.
also watched switchblade sisters. which was no more than meh. had a couple of moments that were quite funny. both have nice versions of posters though :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on February 27, 2012, 02:16:16 PM
I'm guessing you mean the H.B. Halicki (have I spelt that right?) version...

I quite like most of the Car films from that era.. Jollyfine stuff.
 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: rdavey26 on February 27, 2012, 05:07:10 PM
I just watched Metropolis on Bluray. It was a pretty good flick and really weird but overall it was good for a silent film.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on February 27, 2012, 06:10:46 PM
I'm guessing you mean the H.B. Halicki (have I spelt that right?) version...

I quite like most of the Car films from that era.. Jollyfine stuff.
 
yeah the sevs version.
i enjoyed it too, but like i say the overdubbed dialogue seems odd, but kind of makes the movie stand out? not bad at all :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on February 27, 2012, 08:02:53 PM
I just watched Metropolis on Bluray. It was a pretty good flick and really weird but overall it was good for a silent film.

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: rdavey26 on February 28, 2012, 12:47:51 AM
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
What is with the crying faces lol.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on February 28, 2012, 12:50:06 AM
pretty good flick and really weird but overall it was good for a silent film.

haha, umm. PRETTY good? DAMN FANTASTIC, is closer.

again GOOD? nah my friend GREAT!

for a silent film? ...some of my best friends are silent...
Thats all. ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on February 28, 2012, 11:23:03 AM
pretty good flick and really weird but overall it was good for a silent film.

haha, umm. PRETTY good? DAMN FANTASTIC, is closer.

again GOOD? nah my friend GREAT!

for a silent film? ...some of my best friends are silent...
Thats all. ;)

A sad state of affairs no doubt
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on February 28, 2012, 11:25:53 AM
Metropolis is a jollyfine film, but I enjoy London after midnight more.... I may re-watch it tonight. ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on February 28, 2012, 07:34:06 PM
BOOM! BOOM! Its banned in Australia, so I am yet to see t, do describe in GREAT detail - thanks in advance.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on February 28, 2012, 10:24:53 PM
Metropolis is a jollyfine film, but I enjoy London after midnight more.... I may re-watch it tonight. ;)

Don't bother - I hear Chaney is not a real vampire!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on February 28, 2012, 10:28:02 PM
OH how about SPOILER ALERT?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 110x75 on February 29, 2012, 11:08:48 AM
Metropolis is a jollyfine film, but I enjoy London after midnight more.... I may re-watch it tonight. ;)

You probably have a shitty copy Paul, you want me to send you my 35mm negative?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Juli on February 29, 2012, 11:25:18 AM
my 35mm negative?

Do you really have a 35mm negative of the classic Metropolis? That's got to be worth a fortune!  woohoo
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on February 29, 2012, 11:36:03 AM
He was talking about London After Midnight... and yes, a 35mm copy of that would be worth a fortune.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on February 29, 2012, 12:13:23 PM
You probably have a shitty copy Paul, you want me to send you my 35mm negative?

Thanks for the offer Matias, but mines pristine, I've transferred it on to Blu-ray, and it looks even better than the film stock.

I may do a 3-D copy of it next... :D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on February 29, 2012, 07:33:10 PM
apparently there is a (believe it or not) VIEW-MASTER reel for London after Midnight, that contains one frame that is NOT in the COMMON Laser Disk release.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on February 29, 2012, 07:36:51 PM
apparently there is a (believe it or not) VIEW-MASTER reel for London after Midnight, that contains one frame that is NOT in the COMMON Laser Disk release.

No shit?
I say that only because my Criterion Collection version of LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT claims to be complete!
Damn their worthless hides...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: rdavey26 on March 01, 2012, 08:32:12 PM
No shit?
I say that only because my Criterion Collection version of LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT claims to be complete!
Damn their worthless hides...
Where can I find a copy of London after Midnight? I would like it on DVD or BLURAY if possible. I have looked and cannot seem to find a copy anywhere.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on March 01, 2012, 09:14:58 PM
Where can I find a copy of London after Midnight? I would like it on DVD or BLURAY if possible. I have looked and cannot seem to find a copy anywhere.

We're just kidding.   wynk
LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT is a lost classic.  No prints seem to exist....yet.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on March 01, 2012, 09:52:41 PM
Where can I find a copy of London after Midnight? I would like it on DVD or BLURAY if possible. I have looked and cannot seem to find a copy anywhere.

You're going to need a trusty time machine
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on March 01, 2012, 09:57:03 PM
http://thehorrordrunx.yuku.com/topic/753

LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT
- LOST LON CHANEY FILM FOUND!

 



FINDING THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER "LOST" FILM IN CINEMA HISTORY by Sid Terror
(A Horror Drunx Exclusive)
July 23, 2008


Yes. It is true. For those who scoff and doubt (I'm sure you will be legion) that the most notorious lost film of all times was located, I will say it again with authority and conviction...

I, Sid Terror, saw Lon Chaney's lost classic LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT with my own eyes. Without a doubt. No I am not talking about a recreation made completely from still photos, I'm talking about the entire long-lost motion-picture!

And here is where the tale veers. And here is where the back story becomes very necessary...




THE BACK STORY

Lon Chaney Sr. is considered Hollywood's first King Of Horror, but it is a dubious title to say the least and even one that I dispute on occasion. His nickname, "The Man Of A Thousand Faces," can't be disputed, but really he was more of an extreme character actor than a horror actor. The facts: Out of his 160+ films, only four can actually be considered "Horror". But can you really consider someone a monster just because they are a hunchback? Possibly not.

Had he lived, so the legend goes, there were also plans in the works for Chaney to star in Universal's Dracula and Frankenstein, before Bela and Boris became involved. Without a doubt that would have catapulted him into an entire new level as a horror star. However, you must remember that Chaney had long since moved to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, so even if he had lived, it my be doubtful that Metro would have loaned out one of their biggest stars to Universal.

During his time at M.G.M., he made the most notorious and sought after "lost" silent film in history, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT.

 

Long extrapolated about by film fanatics and historians, this film has become the ultimate lost silent for anyone who loves film, be it horror or classic films in general. Released in December of 1927, it is said to be one of the finest collaborations between Lon Chaney and his favorite director Tod Browning (maker of Dracula, Freaks and many other bonafide classics). Browning in fact later remade LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT at the same studio as the Bela Lugosi vehicle MARK OF THE VAMPIRE in 1935.


Left: Chaney and Edna Tichenor (Luna). Right top: Edna Tichenor as Luna moves in toward Marceline Day.
Right Bottom: Bela Lugosi and Carol Borland portray the same characters in the London After Midnight remake
MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)




LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT had been a big hit for the studio, but the storm clouds of change were already in motion...


LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT had been made just before talkies came in. About three months prior to this films release, Al Jolson's THE JAZZ SINGER had broken the sound barrier and wowed audiences. In that climate, every movie factory in Hollywood was readying to make the jump from silent to sound films. In the days before television, even before the advent of sound, MGM's policy was, after a film's initial run, it was removed from distribution and housed in a vault, since there were no other outlets or venues for older films. It was simply old news at that point.




In the days of 1927 through 1930, new sound productions-- often remakes of silent classics-- were announced. 1930 was the pivotal changeover year... and the year Lon Chaney died. The Man of a Thousand Faces, arguably the biggest star in the world (only Chaplin could be considered by some as bigger) would only make one sound film before cancer took his life. Chaney had already started to be heralded as "The Man of a Thousand Voices" in the talkie remake of his own film THE UNHOLY THREE. If cancer had not claimed him, he was poised to become an even bigger star, as it looked like he would have easily made the transition to talkies.



By 1935, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT would not even be made available to the few silent theaters that remained in rural areas that might want to show it, having been taken permanently out of circulation by MGM to avoid comparisons between it and the remake. Unavailable to be viewed by the public, the film began to slowly slip into the cracks on its long trek into legendary and lost status.




Films on nitrate film are in danger. Old nitrate film begins to deteriorate and it is often a race against time to transfer these films to newer safety film for safekeeping in studio archives. Wait too long and often the film can turn into a bubbling mass of gelatinous goo, or just get so brittle it can crumble to dust. That is why nearly 80% of all films ever made in the history of motion pictures are lost to us forever now. It is a sad, SAD loss of history, as well as a loss of works of art that countless filmmakers toiled their lifetimes to make. Nitrate film is very unstable, and HIGHLY flammable.




It has long been thought that only one sole remaining nitrate print and negative sat on the shelves of Vault #7 of MGM's Culver City studio, waiting to be rediscovered-- that is until 1967 -- the year that should have been the 40th Anniversary celebration of the film.




In 1967, there was an electrical short in Vault #7. The sparks, mixed with the vault full of nitrate films created a volatile mixture. The resulting explosions could be heard all across Culver City and West Los Angeles. Even with the studio fire crews immediately on hand and the Culver City Fire Department five blocks away, little could be done to put down the fire in this archive once it had a foothold.




By morning, by the time the fire crews had completely extinguished the flames.... Along with other fire companies from Los Angeles and other surrounding cities that had been called in to assist with the huge stubborn inferno... It was plain to see that the entire facility and its contents had been burned to the ground.




Countless one-of-a-kind classic films had been lost, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT amongst them.




Or was it?




THE AFTERMATH




For a life-long Horror Movie Monster Kid who grew up reading Famous Monsters Of Filmland magazine, it was a hard concept for me to grasp. How could it be possible that a film starring the biggest motion-picture star of his time, would simply no longer exist? There he was, Lon Chaney in all his glory... eyes darkened and popped, rows of sharp vampiric teeth, top-hatted and caped, grinning evilly up at me from the pages of FM... Yet nearly every photo would also include the captioned legend "Lon Chaney from the lost 1927 Tod Browning film LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT." Titillating publicity photos survived, but the film was gone?


 


To my pre-teen mind, "lost" only meant "misplaced" and something is only misplaced until it is found again. I've never wavered on that concept. Somehow, some way, if anyone was going to find it, I was determined it would be ME. Of course, how many other kids had those dreams and thoughts? There was an entire generation of us Monster Kids out there, to be sure.

Meanwhile, in the years since the MGM vault fire, rumors and complete tales of fabrication have persisted in the horror and motion-picture fan community. The status of the film had also reached critical mass, as it had become the most notorious and sought-after "lost" film in history, only perhaps rivaled at one time by Von Stroheim's lost epic, GREED.

There were stories of a bootlegged print of LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT existing in a clandestine private collection, the paranoid owner waiting for the copyright to lapse. The unveiling year 2002 was named as the year the film's 75-year copyright would expire-- later upgraded to 2022 after the copyright laws had changed. If it did indeed exist in a private collection, which is doubtful, the owner would most likely never profit on the film in their lifetime.

On other fronts, the film community never gave up hope that someplace, somehow, a print of the film would be discovered.... If not in this country, in one of the many countries where it had originally been released under various titles.

THE STEEPLECHASE

Meanwhile, the Monster Kid waited and time passed. Every time I'd get into an old movie theater, and there were many of them, I'd give the cursory look around.

There was the now long-gone Vitaphone Theater in Saratoga California. Once a silent house, this arch-ceilinged cavern of a Quonset-shaped auditorium had made the change over to sound around 1930 or 31. Still owned by the Butler family, amazingly, up through the 1970's they still also ran old carbon arc projectors with their lead rods that constantly had to be adjusted. At 15 years old, I learned to project and do my first reel changeovers on those relics. I did find a treasure trove of nitrate movie trailers, as well as vintage posters and other items in storage there-- but no features.

Then there was the Milford Theater in Connecticut, a place frequented by my parents when they were growing up. One year on vacation, I talked the manager into letting me clear out the store room and found treasures again, carting out box after box of movie posters and trailers from the 50's through the 70's. I did uncover a print of the Kirk Douglas film LUST FOR LIFE there, but that was the only feature to be found and the Van Gogh biopic didn't hold much interest for a Monster Kid. Now if it had been the James Cagney Man of a Thousand Faces...

My first real bit of luck happened at the Fox Theater, a long-closed luxury movie palace in downtown San Jose, California. The property owner, with plans of making it a legitimate stage theater, was putting everything up for public auction, so of course I (and childhood friend Chris Loob) wandered in for a look-see. In the projection booth, we waited until we were alone and I climbed up onto a film rewind bench, then reached up to the high shelves. In the very back I brushed against something with my fingertips that turned out to be pure gold... well, silver particles anyway.

It was a small roll of film and a quick inspection showed the magic words "EASTMAN" and "NITRATE" optically printed along the edge of the film. I pocketed the spool for later inspection. This turned out to be a long lost and forgotten POPEYE film so rare it had not even been cataloged in the Fleischer biography that had recently been printed! Titled "SING ALONG WITH POPEYE" it was in fact the very first Popeye cartoon ever made: one of those follow-the-bouncing-ball films where the audience sings along with the words on screen. This was also the only Fleischer Brothers cartoon that featured the entire version with all its verses of the "Popeye the Sailor Man" song! The print was also in a pristine, near-mint condition!

Quick deals were made with Blackhawk Films and some other Play-At-Home film companies (remember, this was the mid-70's in the days before home video) that sold film in 16mm and 8mm to movie buffs that had film projectors. I dare say, even today if you see any kind of a print of this early cartoon, be it on DVD, video, or projected, it was duplicated off the print I found that day. Sure, it was no LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, but it was a very important find indeed. Not bad for a kid who had barely entered high school.
 
A Lobby Card featuring (L to R) Lon Chaney as the Vampire,
Marceline Day, and Edna Tichenor and the Vampire woman "Luna".


There would be many more discoveries at many more theaters, film depots, and at the storage vault facilities of private collectors over the years. I learned to be a vigilant detective and what questions to ask. I also began making my own films and attending film school. Also much of my time was spent touring in a rock band from town to town and state to state, giving me ample chance to check out many more leads and dead ends in my extensive travels. It was all leading me closer.

THE PRIZE

In September of 1988 I finally moved back to the Los Angeles area. It had been just a bit over 10 years since I had called Hollywood home and returning felt really good. The first day job I got after hitting town was for a company called Cinema Delivery Service, with a small office located at 1610 ARGYLE Ave. between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards.

The job kept me jumping, often driving over 200 miles a day just around the Los Angeles area, but it gave me almost unlimited access to all the places most people (movie fanatics anyway) dream about. It wasn't long before my name and face became known at practically every movie studio, lab, film vault, production office, and editing facility in town. Perfect for someone trying to make contacts in the motion picture industry both as a filmmaker and a motion-picture researcher / historian. It became second nature for familiar security guards to just wave me through the gate on sight rather than ask questions, which was helpful when it came to my more clandestine research missions that I usually conducted after my regular work hours.





 
LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT was a dual-role performance for Lon Chaney, who also played a
Scotland Yard Detective in the film, that is him on the right.


One place that I visited often was a massive film storage facility located on the border of Culver City and Inglewood, which was a part of Turner after their buy-out of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film catalog.
Specifically, so there are no questions from you doubting Thomas' later, the address is: Turner Entertainment Company, 5890 W. JEFFERSON BLVD,, LOS ANGELES, CA 90016. The facility was later also known to some as Bonded Film Storage.
This building was massive and hulking. Larger than a football field. Larger than the box Disneyland came in. Remember the warehouse at the end of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK? Well, if that warehouse and the one in CITIZEN KANE were put together, they could comfortably be stored in a corner of the back room of this one. I am dead serious. You can imagine treasures being lost in there for decades. The truth is, who knows how many treasures actually have been?


Often, the films I would pick up and deliver there would be of the endangered nitrate film stock variety... rare and usually one-of-a-kind, last-existing-print-on-the-planet treasures. I can tell you, there was positively NO SMOKING in my van during those trips. Usually I would pick up those prints and negatives from one of the offices, sign them out, then transport them directly to one of a handful of film labs that specialized in restoration and transfer of nitrate prints to new safety film so that they could be preserved for posterity. Not a job that I took lightly at all.

Being a likable guy and not a bad conversationalist, I made a lot of friends on this job. Often, they would request me specifically (our company had several drivers) just to say hi and maybe have a chat. The people at Turner were no exception. One friend I made there was a woman named Rosalind DeWitt. I'd worked with her ex-husband Bob and his brother Dewey on a couple of films years earlier. Probably the best known being the Bette Midler film THE ROSE, on which I'd been lucky enough to work with legendary cinematographer (and multi Academy Award winner) Vilmos Zigmond as an apprentice assistant.

Every time I'd pass Rosalind's desk, I'd always eyeball the picture of her beautiful daughter Laura and jokingly say the same thing :::wolf whistle::: "Wow, who is the babe?" To which the answer from Ros was always the same, a giggling "Oh, hush! She is my daughter and she is too young for you!". Laura had grown up surrounded by the motion-picture industry, visiting her father on film sets and when her mother worked at MGM, Laura would often pass the time roller skating in the massive basement of the infamous Thalberg Building. Later, I would meet her daughter Laura completely randomly at - ah, but I'm getting ahead of the story.

There were many long conversations I'd have with Rosalind while waiting to pick up a film print. During one of these visits, I asked the magic question... "Could you check something in the database for me? Look up the title LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT and see what you find." "Sure" Rosalind replied and she did it. Gee, it was just that easy, huh?


I got my answer on a return visit the next day, however the answer was as expected: "The database files don't show any assets for that title being stored here". Oh, well... another dead end. There had been many, there would probably be many more. But I just couldn't shake the nagging hunch. The next time I visited, I came prepared, bringing a list of every known international and alternate title for the film. She said she would look those up for me too, but it might take a few days. "No problem", said I. "It's been over 60 years, what's a couple more days?".



Less than a week later, my rounds brought me back to the Turner / Jefferson vaults, this time delivering some films recently transferred to video. I'd stopped to see Ros on the way.

"Hey, I turned up some assets on one of the titles you gave me," she said.

I stopped dead in my tracks. "Which one?" "THE HYPNOTIST" she replied. "And the print is being stored at Jefferson."

My heart skipped a beat, maybe even three or four. THE HYPNOTIST was the alternate British title for LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT!!!


"Where is it?!" I stammered.


THE END OF THE RAINBOW

Rosalind wrote down the information for me, section, row, and shelf number. Then she added, "There seems to be a problem though. Apparently the print is incomplete. They want to do something with it as far as some kind of release, but the only hold-up is a reel or a part of a reel is missing".


No matter. I had to see it for myself.







 



Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on March 01, 2012, 09:57:42 PM
Minutes later, I was staring at the film cans. In bold Magic Marker the words THE HYPNOTIST looked back at me from the hexagon-shaped shipping containers. I was sweating...this was epic...but I had to be sure. I slipped away the tag clasp and opened the container, smelling the light scent a true film fanatic dreams about. NITRATE. I donned my white cotton gloves and pulled the first reel from the container. First making sure the film was not too brittle, I unspooled the first ten to fifteen feet, carefully looping them by hand, then pulled a film magnifying loop (one of the tools of the trade) from my vest pocket. I looked through the eyepiece and looking back at me was the title card...

"Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents...
A Tod Browning production of...
LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT...
Starring Lon Chaney."


I gasped aloud. "Oh...my...God".

 
TITLE CARD: A recreation of the original title card credits



This was more than gold in my hand. This was more than platinum, or titanium. This was the Holy Grail. Honestly-- and I'm a big enough man to admit this-- my eyes pooled and I may have even wept a little.


I fought the urge to look further ahead in the film reel. This was, after all, precious, fragile film stock. But I did check every other reel in those cans at the roll ends and I can be positive what I saw. At one reel change (I believe it was the beginning of Reel Three), Lon Chaney as the beaver-hatted vampire looked back at me. It chilled my blood in the same way it did when I first saw that face on the pages of Famous Monsters of Filmland as a child..


 




From what I saw, the film was in remarkably good condition also, showing little or no signs of dreaded "nitrate cancer".



My inspection complete, as I carefully and reverently closed the film cans, it occurred to me... I could be the first person in the last 40+ years to have actually opened those film cans. And I was one of a handful of people still alive on the planet who can say he "saw" the film LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT. Not projected. But I saw it.


A few things puzzled me. If the film cans were labeled THE HYPNOTIST, why did the title card on the film say LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT?

Also, Rosalind had told me that the film was "incomplete," possibly missing as much as a reel... Yet, the number of reels and running time (72 to 78 minutes, depending on which research book you check) seemed to match. All I could add up from those facts could be that the film WAS complete, but whomever had checked the print was...

A) Used to seeing films with a running time of 90 minutes to two hours long, the modern day norm for a feature length film-- but not the norm for 1927.

B) Whomever checked in the film had failed to figure in that silent films have a slightly shorter footage length, because instead of running at 24 frames per second as is required for sound film, they run at approximately 18 frames per second, making the duration one-third longer.

My years of hands-on experience as a projectionist and filmmaker had taught me just a few things that maybe the average film vault worker may not know as second nature.



Before I left the shelf where the treasure of a Monster Kid's lifetime sat, I pulled a black Sharpie pen from my pocket. Below THE HYPNOTIST on the labels of the film cans, I added "A.K.A. LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT. I had found it, the most infamous lost film on the planet, it was the least I could do to make sure it did not get lost so easily again. In fact, at that point, it was almost all I could do.

But had I known then what I know now, I'd have taken the chance of certain job termination and imprisonment, and scooped up those film cans, making a run out the door to my van with them.



I stopped by Rosalind's desk and she looked up, "Did you find it alright?"

I nodded, knowing enough to play it cool at this point and not raise any red flags. "Right where you said it was. But can you do me a favor? Update the database file to include 'A.K.A. LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT' alright?"


She looked strangely at me.

"C'mon, have I ever steered you wrong yet?"

She giggled and updated the file. In retrospect, I wish I'd have told her to just make a new file with LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT as the possessive title. Knowing how the filing systems at most of these places work, it would have just made things easier for the passive person looking up that title.


I did carefully ask a few more questions, but she had already told me pretty much all she could and there was no more I could find out at that point. Over the next few weeks, I did tell several people in the film-fan and movie-historian community; all were dumbfounded, and a percentage openly scoffed suspiciously. But those who have known me well for years know I'm not one to invent such a story. All that any of us could do was wait and see what the Turner company would do with the film. We had to trust that it was in the right hands.


 
Chaney's vampire accepts the deed to the Balfour mansion.



Perhaps four months later, due to downsizing by new ownership, Cinema Delivery had to let me go, so access and reason to go back to the Turner / Jefferson film storage facility was nil.



WHERE IS IT NOW?

Sometime in the early 1990's (approximately '90 to '92),.word got out that LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT was going to be shown on the AMC (American Movie Classics) cable television station. It was about time! They must have either found the missing reel (or realized it was as I suspected, a complete print to begin with) and done the nitrate-to-safety-film restoration and transfer! However, even though dates were actually set for the broadcast, when that day came it didn't show. Instead, a substitute movie was shown, the name of which I can't even remember.

So what happened to the scheduled cable television screenings of LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT? No suitable answer has ever been made public. AMC clammed up on the issue and for the most part the matter was forgotten or ignored. Conjecture in the film community was that it was either a legal rights issue being duked out between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (the original owner) and Turner, or Turner had rethought letting AMC run it in favor of airing it on their own station. Others still, just took it as some sort of a mistake in the listings and over time forgot about it. At any rate, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT had somehow, for some reason, vanished again.

As I have said, given my position when I was picking up and delivering from the Jefferson film storage facility, I had to just hope that Turner was going to do the right thing. By all indications, it seemed that they would. After all, the facility seemed to be steadily restoring and transferring nitrate films to safety film, video tape, and digital formats while I had been there.

Almost a year after I had last seen the print of LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, I was working as writer and director on a weekly variety television show, my days as a delivery driver behind me. One night, in July of 1992, out on the town with the producer of the show who was celebrating his birthday, I met a tall, gorgeous blonde at a Hollywood nightclub. She said her name was Lori, which didn't make a connection at first. We chatted, exchanged numbers at last call, then began talking regularly a few days later. We had been seeing each other and dating for a couple of months when it all fell into place that she was Rosalind's daughter. Ros and I still got along great and she was really happy that Lori and I were a couple. Even Lori admitted later, "Mom used to tell me about you coming into her work and visiting. She even said that she thought you were exactly my type"

Ros hadn't told anyone at first though that there was something else going on. Finally she came out with it, she had been diagnosed with cancer. I spent the next six months putting her affairs in order, helping her close down her house and putting things in storage, then visiting her in the hospital with Lori. Rosalind DeWitt died in January of 1993. So my one major witness and helper in locating LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, the one person that I knew who could get me into the Jefferson facility again, was gone. She now resides at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California. R.I.P. Rosalind DeWitt.



In 1996, Warner Bros. had acquired the rights to most of the Turner & MGM-owned titles in a stock buy-out deal that merged Turner Entertainment with Time-Warner.



 
More shots of Lon Chaney in his dual roles - He is all the way to the right in the two pictures on the right hand side.

Another decade passed and in 2002, the 75th anniversary of the release of
LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT came and went. On November 1, 2002 a 47 minute recreation made by Rick Schmidlin ran on television, using only existing still images, but it was a pale replacement for what the actual motion-picture would have been. While the film maker had his heart in the right place, he obviously didn't do his homework when it came to researching the possibility of certain assets titled THE HYPNOTIST that we now know existed in the studio film archives.

All the world could do was wait and hope for news of the discovery of an actual print, then its re-release to the public. Well, those who didn't believe it to still be lost forever, which was the general public consensus. That-- being the gospel most people believed-- was reason enough for no one to bother looking.





 
The novelization of LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT
which included many illustrations! It was released
at the same time as the film.


Several years ago, I moved into a building almost directly across the street from the old MGM studios (now Columbia / Tri-Star / Sony Studios) where in 1927 the lost classic LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT was filmed. When I sit on my patio and look out across at the studio, my mind often wanders to the rich history of the place. As it happens, the building I live in was originally built as an appendix to the MGM lot and was used as offices, dressing rooms, even temporary housing for studio personnel. The building also has a direct history to LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT producer Tod Browning who for a short time had an office here. When he shot FREAKS in 1933, a judgement call was made that many of the more unique cast members lived here too, rather than being put up at the Culver Hotel where they may possibly have been made uncomfortable so much in the public eye. You can imagine given the history of this place, this neighborhood, why as a motion-picture fanatic and historian I'm reminded on a daily basis about many aspects chronicled in this story. It can be quite maddening and frustrating. Finally writing this article has dredged it all back up again.
I can't help but to feel while writing this, that we are closer than we have ever been to London After Midnight. Even the apathy and indifference of my former bosses will hopefully melt away soon, if this article gets into the right hands and we get some forward movement. I'll go on record right now saying that when (and if) the film gets a home video release, I'm available free of charge, to tell the story again on a commentary track in the options menu. But, in typical Hollywood tradition, someone else will probably come out of the woodwork and want to take the credit for it. However, let's not count our chickens before they are hatched. The film hasn't been discovered by someone high enough up in the studio system to make that a reality yet.
Whatever happens, they had better do it damn fast though.




When nitrate film starts to break down and disintegrate, the cancer spreads quickly. While this print seemed to be in good shape when I gave it a cursory inspection in 1989, that was now close to 20 years ago. I have nitrate films in my personal collection that have stayed in pristine condition, but this film is older so the risk of it turning is even greater. Before this film truly is lost forever, it needs to be restored and transferred to safety film, a negative made, and some archive copies put away for safekeeping. If this film does disintegrate it will mean a major and important relic of film history lost forever. It will happen quietly. It won't make the news. It will just slip away. And most likely they won't even know what film it really was when they dump it into the trash.
 


July 11th, 2008: In preparing this article, I revisited
5890 West Jefferson Blvd. Bad news. No films are housed there any longer and the building has been leased to new tenants. I just have to hope I can track down the print again. Making a few phone calls and doing some research, I've discovered that all motion-picture assets which were housed at Jefferson have now been moved to the Warner Bros. lot or other storage facilities-- except for nitrate films, which have apparently been moved to the UCLA Film Archives. I'll be tracking it down again, hopefully now with the help of some bigger players in the motion-picture industry (their names won't be mentioned here yet) who are more likely to be listened to by those in charge than we are. Just hope we can track it down again, before it is too late.


July 14th , 2008 (Monday): I have a meeting with someone who may be able to help (they requested to remain nameless here to protect their identity). Good news, he agrees. Given the information I have, I know the prints from the Jefferson facility have been moved to one of only about three or four places. That narrows it down. My contact has access to one of those places, the film archives on the Warner Bros. back lot. He will be going there Thursday for some other related business and while there will have some searches run for me in the data base. I told him not to tip our hand quite yet, not to raise any caution flags. Not a problem, he says, it is the kind of thing he does at the archives quite often, so nothing will appear unusual. We consider me going with him, but quickly shelve the idea, because I trust him to do what he does without me being there. I'm still a grip of nerves, but waiting three days is a part of the "Blind Bargain.


July 17th , 2008 (Thursday): We have our answer! Of course, like many things related to LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, it comes in the form of a non-answer. While there was apparently nothing in the Warner's database for "THE HYPNOTIST" (though it still may be listed as The Hypnotist AKA London After Midnight) the title HIPNOSIS came up. That is quickly dismissed because it is the title of a newer movie, as well as a television show. The title LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT did in fact get a hit in the database though! The assets are listed as VIDEO however, which is odd. Could they have already done a safety transfer of the print? My instinct says no, it is most likely the master elements and rough footage from the 2002 still photograph recreation. I would like to find out for sure though. While this looks like a dead-end, it isn't, as I said THIS is still an answer. We know it most probably is not in the Warner's archives, but remember this was a nitrate print and all nitrate stock assets were moved to one of the U.C.L.A. Film Archives which are NOT listed in this particular database. The trail is not cold by any means! We now know where it isn't and we also know where it most likely is! The only problem now is, I don't have access to those places, but given time I may.


I've made an important decision. This has all always been about doing the better good for me, not about any kind of profit or bragging rights. It has always been the most important that LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT be FOUND, period. Not that *I* be the person to find it. What kind of an investigative researcher and historian would I be if I let ego and pride get in the way of history? After all, I've already not only found it, but had it physically in my hands once already so I KNOW it is out there. We are close enough that I can make my findings public and that I can let people with better access hopefully take it from here. I have, after all, given them a hell of a good road map to find it.


Let's hope that this article can get under the right noses where it can do the most good. Those of you who have watched the news recently may have heard of another silent film, METROPOLIS. Recently a print was found in South America that contained approximately 25 extra minutes that were missing from all the other existing prints. I consider this a major, epic find. The people in Buenos Aires tried for years to get the world to listen to them that they had the extra footage and even then, with it in their possession it was hard to get the right doors to open. Now it is suddenly a huge news story in the last couple weeks. To put things in perspective, METROPOLIS was made and released in 1927, the same year as LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT. They found 25 minutes, but I still think we can find an entire lost movie. I wish I had the alternate happy ending for you, but stay tuned here for any updates on the story that may surface. As of now, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT is still out there someplace, found for a short time, but now missing again. Not irrevocably "lost," not yet, just "misplaced" for now.



Cancer killed the great Lon Chaney in 1930. Let's not let nitrate film cancer take him from us again.


Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on March 01, 2012, 10:30:10 PM
Eric read.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on March 01, 2012, 10:37:26 PM
Eric read.

Epic read? :)

Perhaps I should have posted a disclaimer.  I read that a long time ago but found it at least entertaining (if not in fact fabricated)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 01, 2012, 10:39:51 PM
yeah I remember that thread, its a classic. The Horror nerds started freaking.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: erik1925 on March 01, 2012, 10:40:31 PM
Sid Terror is a genius in his own mind...LOL
 mesmrized
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 110x75 on March 01, 2012, 11:00:50 PM
He was talking about London After Midnight... and yes, a 35mm copy of that would be worth a fortune.

Treasure hunting time again, Dr. Caul?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 110x75 on March 01, 2012, 11:02:02 PM
I may do a 3-D copy of it next... :D

Double billed with star wars episode 1  ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on March 02, 2012, 12:22:03 AM
The Grey a couple weeks ago.  As Bubba the Love Sponge said "go see The Grey this weekend. Finally a movie for guys. Its fucking badass."  FYI there is a scene after the credits.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on March 02, 2012, 09:13:29 AM
Epic read? :)

Perhaps I should have posted a disclaimer.  I read that a long time ago but found it at least entertaining (if not in fact fabricated)

Yes, 'epic.'
Absolutely horseshit, but entertaining nonetheless.
I had never read it before.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on March 02, 2012, 11:57:44 AM
Treasure hunting time again, Dr. Caul?

Well, I did a bit of searching and y'all are in luck.  I couldn't find the film, but I did recently pick up this original release jumbo/local window card!  ;D

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/9672/kgrhqfo0e8vu4wm6bpobp4h.jpg)

I'll keep an eye out for the film stock, but what I'm really interested in is a 1-sheet.  I hear the 6-sheet is to die for as well  ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on March 02, 2012, 11:59:38 AM
Matt - you're about 29 days too early with that one  :P
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on March 02, 2012, 12:06:23 PM
Great card, Matt!  thumbup
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 110x75 on March 02, 2012, 12:11:35 PM
Was watching that one... An awesome addition man, congrats!
I love those posters that use just a few plain inks, sometimes more than full-colored ones...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on March 02, 2012, 12:30:20 PM
That's a Jollyfine Card thumbup, I must keep an eye out for some paper on the great lost Classic....
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on March 02, 2012, 01:05:24 PM
Matt - you're about 29 days too early with that one  :P

Really Chris?  After all these years you still have your doubts about me?  Well Lon Chaney has something to say on my behalf  ;D

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/7772/p30214751.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 110x75 on March 02, 2012, 01:11:17 PM
Really Chris?  After all these years you still have your doubts about me?  Well Lon Chaney has something to say on my behalf  ;D


 :D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 110x75 on March 02, 2012, 01:15:38 PM
That's a Jollyfine Card thumbup, I must keep an eye out for some paper on the great lost Classic....

Try this if you have a wallet fat enough...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-OVERSIZED-PORTRAIT-PHOTO-LON-CHANEY-SR-LONDON-AFTER-MIDNIGHT-/160751038305?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item256d822f61 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-OVERSIZED-PORTRAIT-PHOTO-LON-CHANEY-SR-LONDON-AFTER-MIDNIGHT-/160751038305?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item256d822f61)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on March 02, 2012, 01:54:23 PM
Ha, Do you know I have some stills from LAM, didn't even count them..... hitself


Mind they aren't original release, and my wallet goes nowhere near that one....  :(
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on March 02, 2012, 03:07:26 PM
Really Chris?  After all these years you still have your doubts about me?  Well Lon Chaney has something to say on my behalf  ;D

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/7772/p30214751.jpg)

Get your damn meaty hand out of the way - I can't see all of Chaney!

Have to admit I missed that one.  You paid a pretty penny though but it is very cool no doubt.

Glad it arrived safely and psycho-free (unlike another near transaction of your's  :-[)

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on March 03, 2012, 10:50:41 PM
Just watched "Female Yakuza Tale" from Toei studios. Awesome! Now need to track down "Sex & Fury"... and the poster.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on March 04, 2012, 02:19:57 AM
Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace 3D.  I'm probably in the minority here since I like the film, but I agree with many that if some parts had been cut, especially a lot of super silly stuff, it would be better.  The 3D was not fantastical, and like Bruce said, a lot of parts appeared to not be in 3D, but it was still cool to see it on the big screen.  The last time I saw it was when it was first released.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on March 04, 2012, 07:10:27 AM
So I took my kids to see The Lorax, and while I applaud the sentiments and it had some nice parts, it seemed fairly repetitive and preachy, and parts of it looked like the model for another theme park ride. For the same message, I much prefer this Tom Paxton song, wonderfully animated in this short clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8U5JKBl7VlQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8U5JKBl7VlQ)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on March 04, 2012, 07:26:55 AM
Bruce, I'm reading that a lot of people thought the Lorax was preachy -- which totally surprises me.  Have you read the book?  I haven't seen the movie yet, but the whole point of the book is the over extraction of natural resources by industry.

Hollywood can't be blamed for this one...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on March 04, 2012, 07:46:17 AM
You can be preachy and not repeat the same thing 50 times! This would have been a fine 30 minute TV show, but it went on and on and on. One reviewer said it should have been called "The Snorax"!

The entire problem with most Hollywood movies today is that they don't have top writers, who can fill two hours with material that keeps your attention the entire time.

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on March 04, 2012, 10:25:22 AM
Well, I stand by my comment that Hollywood can't be blamed for the "preachy" content in this case... but you are right that they are responsible for a good delivery.  I can imagine how a book that takes all of 5 minutes (tops) to read would get repetitive if they tried to make a full length motion picture out of it!  That seems silly in the first place. 

Hollywood must definitely be running out of ideas if they are adapting <5min kids books.  What's next, The Monster at the End of the Book!  :o
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on March 04, 2012, 10:43:08 AM
Just watched "Female Yakuza Tale" from Toei studios. Awesome! Now need to track down "Sex & Fury"... and the poster.

sex & fury is in my opinion is one of the best movies to come out of that whole pinky violence thing!
good luck with that poster :) they do show up but they are usually a whopping price tag.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on March 04, 2012, 11:32:44 AM
sex & fury is in my opinion is one of the best movies to come out of that whole pinky violence thing!
good luck with that poster :) they do show up but they are usually a whopping price tag.

Hulk was on cable this morning... Jennifer Connelly = Drool...  The only reason to watch it.

(http://www.abideposters.com/apf_junk/032012/jennifer-connelly-8.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 04, 2012, 07:36:51 PM
sex & fury is in my opinion is one of the best movies to come out of that whole pinky violence thing!
good luck with that poster :) they do show up but they are usually a whopping price tag.

Its a great film and a great poster, and no I am not selling it ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/posterfreak/ARCHIVE-SOLD/Speed6.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on March 04, 2012, 08:14:35 PM
Well, I stand by my comment that Hollywood can't be blamed for the "preachy" content in this case... but you are right that they are responsible for a good delivery.  I can imagine how a book that takes all of 5 minutes (tops) to read would get repetitive if they tried to make a full length motion picture out of it!  That seems silly in the first place. 

Hollywood must definitely be running out of ideas if they are adapting <5min kids books.  What's next, The Monster at the End of the Book!  :o

A two hour version of this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CseO1XRYs9I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CseO1XRYs9I)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on March 05, 2012, 02:40:46 PM
Over the weekend.

The Conversation. Finally saw it. Pretty damn good. I still prefer GF I and GF II but it passes Apocalypse Now and Dracula on My Coppola list.  The Blu does nothing and DVD would have worked but I assume that is because it was a low budget film.

Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels....I havent seen it since it first came out on DVD. Still fun to watch and pretty cool. 

X Men First Class. Saw it at the movies but liked it even more the second time. Easily the best of the X. An excellent movie all on its own.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on March 05, 2012, 03:27:49 PM
Its a great film and a great poster, and no I am not selling it ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/posterfreak/ARCHIVE-SOLD/Speed6.jpg)
fucking AWESOME poster! love that one!
quite jealous :(
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on March 07, 2012, 04:39:38 PM
Senna - wonderful documentary! 5/5  thumbup

(http://images.popmatters.com/news_art/s/senna-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on March 08, 2012, 08:17:17 PM
Rocky 6/6......I envy those that saw this in cinema , great acting even by co-stars Young and Meredith :-\

TMNT '03.....4.5/6 , certainly an improvement over the dire III.....this one's quick paced , Mako's last role.

Batman Under Red Hood.....4/6 , good one.

X-files 2.......2/6 , mediocre......where's the excitement in stolen organs , you can watch stuff like that on the news. Very un-XF.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on March 08, 2012, 09:35:29 PM
I saw Rocky on opening night. I have never been in an audience that reacted more positively to any movie!

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on March 08, 2012, 09:43:54 PM
I saw Rocky on opening night. I have never been in an audience that reacted more positively to any movie!


It was not opening night but as a 10 year old movie and sports/boxing fan it was a huge thrill. I did not want to leave the theatre.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on March 11, 2012, 01:45:10 PM
Max Payne (2008).  It's a pretty good flick, but doesn't follow the plot of the award winning game.  I can see why they wouldn't want to make it exactly like the game, even though the game is better.  :P  Still a good movie, though.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on March 14, 2012, 04:52:05 PM
Senna - wonderful documentary! 5/5  thumbup

(http://images.popmatters.com/news_art/s/senna-poster.jpg)


Agree!

You dont even really have to be an F1 fan or even a sports fan in general to get it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on March 15, 2012, 02:44:06 AM
Bruno 4.5/6.....not exatly a movie you'd watch with your family , he took the vulgarity up a notch or two from Borat :P
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on March 17, 2012, 10:55:26 AM
Dario Argento's TRAUMA.
Decided to watch this again.  Why?  I don't know.
Two words: Jerk show.
Easily Argento's worst.  This movie has nothing going for it. 
Terrible direction, asinine camera work, pathetic Savini effects, piss-poor acting, horrendous Donagio score, continuity problems every three minutes....
Did I miss anything?
What a friggin' mess.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on March 17, 2012, 04:40:10 PM
Dario Argento's TRAUMA.
Decided to watch this again.  Why?  I don't know.
Two words: Jerk show.
Easily Argento's worst.  This movie has nothing going for it. 
Terrible direction, asinine camera work, pathetic Savini effects, piss-poor acting, horrendous Donagio score, continuity problems every three minutes....
Did I miss anything?
What a friggin' mess.

pfffffffffffff i dunno about it being his worst????
you seen that mother of tears? or the card player??? jesus to fuck he should just go and shoot himself!
it came up in conversation the other day that the last half decent film he made was 25 years ago!!! being opera and to be honest that really isnt amazing either, the story is lame as a $#@^%!
i really dont understand how he is hailed as being a great film maker at all? he's great at visuals (well he was his new movies look like shit) but can not tell a story to save his life. i think bird with the crystal plumage is the exception?

another tip that is alluding to the thread, i just watched nic cage in seeking justice. GAHHHHHHHH its DREADFUL! super familiar and overly disappointing in all aspects.
but i also saw texas killing fields which was great! good cast and well acted. although it had the feel of a tv movie? but in this day and age that isnt such an insult?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 17, 2012, 09:12:00 PM
NNNNOoooooo!

TRAUMA, OK, its an OK film, theres some good kills. Its an OK film IMHO.
Opera is very good. The music suits it to a tea, some great kills, ok not GREAT but very good (haha).
but Mother of Tears, I think is Fantastico.
Wait for 20 years and see it in another light. Seriously, we hold the look of his early work dear, as we should, and newer stuff just looks wrong, but with time it will not look so glossy and you'll notice MoT is Argento back in form (I loved sleepless also btw).
MoT starts with some really powerful scenes, my friend, who has seen a lot of horror turned it OFF because he was so shocked by it.
I think many of us Argento fans had expectations and Dario went a different way. Much like LAND OF THE DEAD, after waiting so long, LotD took me a while, and I don't think it ever will be anything like NOTLD, DOTD or DAY, as a standalone film its ok.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on March 18, 2012, 01:58:22 AM
Any thoughts on Diary of the Dead Ari...

I couldn't believe Romero did a run about waving the camera around film. Awful, I'll never watch it again. I like a film to be a proper film, not some idiots with a camcorder... 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 18, 2012, 02:05:40 AM
To be honest I didn't make it all the way through. Yes terrible. I am not a Romero nut, a lot of his films leave me cold. Bruiser springs to mind (although I have promised some people another go).
MARTIN is to me his best, as far as his Zombies, I go.. DAY, DAWN, NIGHT, LAND in order of best (although DAWN I have sen FAR more times than the rest put together).
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on March 18, 2012, 02:07:37 AM
I just saw The Stunt Man for the first time.... BOOM... that was sound of my head exploding it was so awesome. How the f had I never heard of it before a weeek ago?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on March 18, 2012, 02:46:23 AM
Any thoughts on Diary of the Dead Ari...

I couldn't believe Romero did a run about waving the camera around film. Awful, I'll never watch it again. I like a film to be a proper film, not some idiots with a camcorder... 

DIARY OF THE DEAD sucks hind teat.
I like some of these POV movies, but DIARY was the absolute pits.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 18, 2012, 03:02:39 AM
by chance I rewatched Knightriders the other night. Odd film, a real whose who of Romero regulars and regulars to be. Kinda fun, but maybe more for for the horror nerd to play spot the "star". Whats scary is Stephen King is almost about the best actor in the whole thing! (haha not really but he isn't the worst). Seems like a very personal film for Romero, not surprised it didn't do very well. Great poster though.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on March 18, 2012, 08:33:38 AM
I just saw The Stunt Man for the first time.... BOOM... that was sound of my head exploding it was so awesome. How the f had I never heard of it before a weeek ago?

Harry, do you never take any notice of anything I post.... wynk


I think I posted this last year....

(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss348/frankenstein31_photos/PICT0419-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on March 18, 2012, 08:40:07 AM
To be honest I didn't make it all the way through. Yes terrible. I am not a Romero nut, a lot of his films leave me cold. Bruiser springs to mind (although I have promised some people another go).
MARTIN is to me his best, as far as his Zombies, I go.. DAY, DAWN, NIGHT, LAND in order of best (although DAWN I have sen FAR more times than the rest put together).


Martin is first rate, though I would swap Dawn and Day around, as I've always loved Dawn, great bunch of characters, jollyfine music by Goblin... By todays standards a bit tame.... well even by those days standards, but it all comes together in Dawn. One of the best Zombie movies out there, almost as good as Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue...   
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 18, 2012, 08:54:21 AM
Well Livind dead at Manchester Morgue is great as we know. After a few watches Day became my favourite of the then trilogy. Funny I remember when it came out all the Romero/Zombie nerds slammed it. it was banned in Australia for years, all I saw was the clips in the Tom Savini Scream Greats doco. I remember vividly the day it was released to Video here in Albany. I spoke to the guy in the video store asking for a poster, he said I had to order my own copy of the tape, which was rental only, and $120, this was about 1988, and WELL out of my league. So I rented it and loved it. But then Dawn was still my favourite film.

In fact at age 12 I bought the copy of Dawn from my local rental as I rented it every weekend. He checked and the amount of times I alone had rented it had made him enough $ over the couple of years, so he let me have it for $10. I can still pretty much recite it line for line (with actions). years later, with DVD coming, finally got to see the Argento cut, and low and behold it COULD get better.

I didn't manage to see NOTLD dead until I was about 14, wasn't available here, but then it was released and I bought it for a cool $30 on a double feature with Dementia 13. What a day.

Its so easy to see films nowadays, what fun it was then trying to see stuff you read about (in BOOKS or magazines). Trading 4th, 5th, 6th generation tapes with collectors via the mail, found from ads in zines.

Now Google-Download-Play.

Ahh well, same could be said for poster collecting. Call me an old man. ;)
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Post by: teamweapon on March 18, 2012, 09:42:56 AM
NNNNOoooooo!

TRAUMA, OK, its an OK film, theres some good kills. Its an OK film IMHO.
Opera is very good. The music suits it to a tea, some great kills, ok not GREAT but very good (haha).
but Mother of Tears, I think is Fantastico.
Wait for 20 years and see it in another light. Seriously, we hold the look of his early work dear, as we should, and newer stuff just looks wrong, but with time it will not look so glossy and you'll notice MoT is Argento back in form (I loved sleepless also btw).
MoT starts with some really powerful scenes, my friend, who has seen a lot of horror turned it OFF because he was so shocked by it.
I think many of us Argento fans had expectations and Dario went a different way. Much like LAND OF THE DEAD, after waiting so long, LotD took me a while, and I don't think it ever will be anything like NOTLD, DOTD or DAY, as a standalone film its ok.


i cant disagree enough about just how dreadfull mother of tears is!
the acting is non existent and hammy but the worst crime for that movie, is it goes against his only strength, which is how a movie looks. and it fucking stinks to look at. and the story????????????... what happened to that? while having a slender/non written tale which wasnt a surprise as they guy just can not craft a story to save his life. there is just no excuse for it looking so fucking awful.
i really dont have enough time left in my life to rewatch that pile of crap before i die so wont ever find out if it looks better in 20 years? but my guess is it wont!
i have watched a LOT of horror movies also and i wish i had switched it off too  :'(
Harry, do you never take any notice of anything I post.... wynk



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thats a killer quad! never seen that before. sweet movie too, i love the psyche aspect of that movie  :)

ive seen all of romeros movies but the more i watch i dawn of the dead the worse it seems? as a kid it blew me away, i think i saw in 1980 on video? i honestly never want to see the original again. i have probably seen it 20 times in my life and the last time on my projector/bluray. just was bored to death and hated it. i much prefer the remake.
it seems to me that directors who specialize or or simply get pigeon holed into the horror genre burn out quite quickly?
romero movies in general suck. allthough NOTLD and day are pretty good and martin is probably his best movie for me.
but you can also level that at carpenter too!

strangely i disliked manchester morgue for years and rewatched it at a film night we do. and loved it. its a superb movie to watch with a big group of people drinking alcohol. all laughing LOUDLY :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on March 18, 2012, 09:58:33 AM
You and me both old men, Ari. I have no idea why I still have all my old VHS tapes, even some on Betamax.... If kids watched them now they would wonder what was up with us watching such poor quality films, in more ways than one; But it was the only way to see certain titles in those days.
Dawn was the first film I copied over, so it got some air time. I do think that may have been the down fall of films, as they became more and more, so accessible. Which sounds crazy, but has taken something special away from them. If I want to watch an old classic, I just throw it in the player, back then you waited for a T.V. showing, or if you were lucky had 10mins of it on 8mm film... Would I go back to those times......probably not, but they were great days. Getting to see something you only read about in famous Monsters, was an absolute treat. Or getting hold of an uncut Zombie2 you could barely see, back in the early video days was something really special that the younger generation will never understand.    
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on March 18, 2012, 10:09:07 AM
I don't think the film alters at all team guy, we our selves progress and change, what we found great as kids, is no longer as amusing to us.  I always watch a film in the context of what it is, and when it's from. Dawn was from that early video era, so was all new and we though Savini ruled the silver screen. However times change and we now see how crude and cheap those films were, but that takes nothing away from what they were.   I Love Hammer films, but the Blood was like red Paint...!! real blood don't look like that, but these films are from a time gone by and must be viewed as such. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on March 18, 2012, 12:35:09 PM
I don't think the film alters at all team guy, we our selves progress and change, what we found great as kids, is no longer as amusing to us.  I always watch a film in the context of what it is, and when it's from. Dawn was from that early video era, so was all new and we though Savini ruled the silver screen. However times change and we now see how crude and cheap those films were, but that takes nothing away from what they were.   I Love Hammer films, but the Blood was like red Paint...!! real blood don't look like that, but these films are from a time gone by and must be viewed as such. 
oh yeah i agree totally with you on that. no doubt it is my experience that has altered my perception of what makes a movie great great. having spent pretty much the last 35 years searching out titles that sound of interest.
but my problem isnt so much with the movies age as technical problems with it. i think its quite a sloppily edited movie, and this really been bourne out in how many times its been re edited. theres quite a lot of slack time and just doll drums in dawn of the dead.
i think if the pace would be much better if it was cropped to 100 mins. it would (for me) be a much more entertaining prospect to rewatch. i dunno mebe in another 20 years i will come round to thinking its a master piece who knows?
with hammer movies, wellllll some i love some i hate? it all depends on which particular film were talking about? but as a whole i think hammer production SCREEN values were quite high for the actual budgets they were working too and you pretty much got to see every penny that was spent on screen. they did also have a fairly high rostrum of actors to go at, which also gave them a heads up on the film game. i mean look at the high calibur of talent they had to go at!

i would also love to think i was young un! alas being 45 im guessing im not :(
thats not dissing the oldies on here at all, as im sure im not the oldest!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on March 18, 2012, 01:11:06 PM
Yep, some good points Team guy, Have you not seen Argento's Dawn of the dead? it's a much better edit of it, and it runs about 100mins or so. Worth checking out if you haven't.
Lets not forget Dawn is about 35 years old. I do think of Dawn as a Classic of it's time now, as I do with some of the Universals, and Hammers from their era's. I'm 50, so maybe a few more years on you... ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on March 18, 2012, 04:27:57 PM
Harry, do you never take any notice of anything I post.... wynk


I think I posted this last year....

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Paul, you are forgetting that I assume I know everything... therefore when someone posts something for a movie I haven't heard of, I assume it's probably not worth my time  :P

Seriously though, that movie was insane!  It was just so far out in left field... I'm still rather speechless. 

Great quad by the way... but I think I prefer the US 1-sheet art.  Must track one of these down now...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on March 18, 2012, 08:02:22 PM
Yep, some good points Team guy, Have you not seen Argento's Dawn of the dead? it's a much better edit of it, and it runs about 100mins or so. Worth checking out if you haven't.
Lets not forget Dawn is about 35 years old. I do think of Dawn as a Classic of it's time now, as I do with some of the Universals, and Hammers from their era's. I'm 50, so maybe a few more years on you... ;)
yeah i have seen argentos edit. i saw that in a cinema in the states in the 90s. still flabby by my reckoning.
now dont get me wrong i know about movies where not much happens. you can take any of bela tarrs movies. they are long with lots of nothing happening in them as a rule.
but thats the general parameter of the movie set up at the begining, and the over all experience of watching a movie like werkmeister is to soak in the atmosphere.
with a movie like DOD its supposed to be an action movie so when you get the lulls it just makes it seem........... i dunno, clunky?
i also have to say i have never liked universal horrors. i find them hard to watch. even as a 5 year old they seemed unsophisticated to me.
but this is all obviously personal choice and we could argue about DOD being great/shit till the cows come home. it is by no means the worst example of its kind, but i think a movie like assault on precinct 13 is far superior movie which is almost exactly the same scenario. and also preceeds it!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on March 18, 2012, 08:11:59 PM
The Goon...
Honestly,too funny at times..
Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 18, 2012, 08:13:36 PM
all interesting.
re sourcing movies. When I was a kid, we had only 2 TV stations in my town, but got the TV guide in the paper for the city, so I used to post blank video tapes to friends of my parents and a list of what to tape for me, and they post back.
We didn't or rarely ever have anything Horror played on the local stations.
Remember thats how I saw stuff like BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, and if there was a spare 30 mins on a tape they would fit in THE MUNSTERS or ADAMS FAMILY for fun.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on March 18, 2012, 08:45:48 PM
all interesting.
re sourcing movies. When I was a kid, we had only 2 TV stations in my town, but got the TV guide in the paper for the city, so I used to post blank video tapes to friends of my parents and a list of what to tape for me, and they post back.
We didn't or rarely ever have anything Horror played on the local stations.
Remember thats how I saw stuff like BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, and if there was a spare 30 mins on a tape they would fit in THE MUNSTERS or ADAMS FAMILY for fun.


Then Long Play kicked in.......mazing.......6 Hours of munsters,addams,and scooby...ace times..

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 18, 2012, 08:49:26 PM
oh yeah. I am going through a friends video collection and selling them for him, and in the boxes theres tapes recorded from TV nearly 30 years ago, adverts and all (obviously these aren't for sale), what fun.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on March 18, 2012, 09:17:16 PM
oh yeah. I am going through a friends video collection and selling them for him, and in the boxes theres tapes recorded from TV nearly 30 years ago, adverts and all (obviously these aren't for sale), what fun.
i really should buy another VCR! i have alot of tapes from 30 years ago too!
and im also trying to clear what dregs are left of my VHS collection (well there a couple of betamax in there too)
just listed a stack on ebay tonight. think a couple of them will go for ok money? well death bed has got £30 on it already!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on March 18, 2012, 09:21:22 PM
i really should buy another VCR! i have alot of tapes from 30 years ago too!
and im also trying to clear what dregs are left of my VHS collection (well there a couple of betamax in there too)
just listed a stack on ebay tonight. think a couple of them will go for ok money? well death bed has got £30 on it already!
Can Admin banish all mention of B**amax...........I Dont need a new addiction...

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 18, 2012, 09:22:16 PM
I had over 2,000 Beta tapes as a teen.

Bloody great format.
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Post by: teamweapon on March 18, 2012, 09:48:27 PM
I had over 2,000 Beta tapes as a teen.

Bloody great format.
i had a bout 2K vhs haha.
i actually thought i had got rid of them all until i found a bunch of them in my mums attics over christmas! while looking for an analogue synth (which i still havent found???)
being as its about 15 years since i even owned a VCR i decided to get shut.
plus its a pretty good time to be moving VHS. i got £75 for a shitty tape last week!!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on March 19, 2012, 12:25:44 AM
Zorro, the first one. Catherine Zeta is so beautiful in the Zorro films.  Every time I see one, she sneaks back up to my all time (mental) list of beauties.  Funny, but I can't think of anything else she was in that I was just blown away by her...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 19, 2012, 12:28:13 AM
Zorro, the first one. Catherine Zeta is so beautiful in the Zorro films.  Every time I see one, she sneaks back up to my all time (mental) list of beauties.  Funny, but I can't think of anything else she was in that I was just blown away by her...


She surely was VERY young in the 1st Zorro?

The Mark of Zorro (1920)

???? ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on March 19, 2012, 12:51:47 AM

She surely was VERY young in the 1st Zorro?

The Mark of Zorro (1920)

???? ;)

Yeah you got me there... I remember watching the B&W Zorros on Nickelodeon at my Grandmother's house.  I should have known better to watch dating myself. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on March 19, 2012, 10:40:16 AM
THE APPEARED (APARECIDOS), an original, supernatural mystery from 2007. If you like creepy but intelligent ghost stories like THE ORPHANAGE, don't miss this one.
It aired on Showtime in subtitled format.  An excellent Argentine-Spanish co-production that will have you thinking long after the film ends.  thumbup thumbup thumbup
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPK2cstHF78 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPK2cstHF78)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on March 21, 2012, 10:35:12 PM
Casablanca.

Just got home from watching TCMs 70th anniversary showing at a local theatre.

Its okay.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Juli on March 21, 2012, 10:43:35 PM
Casablanca.

Just got home from watching TCMs 70th anniversary showing at a local theatre.

Its okay.  ;D

I just went to see this too. However, I thought it was excellent. Casablanca is in my top 5 favorite movies of all time. Nice to see it in the theater.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 21, 2012, 10:44:57 PM
about to go to JOHN CARTER
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on March 21, 2012, 10:48:11 PM
I just went to see this too. However, I thought it was excellent. Casablanca is in my top 5 favorite movies of all time. Nice to see it in the theater.

I was tring to be cute.

It was awesome!

Thanks for the tip Juli  ;)
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Post by: Zorba on March 21, 2012, 10:49:25 PM
about to go to JOHN CARTER

Good luck and God speed!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on March 21, 2012, 10:56:22 PM
Casablanca.

Just got home from watching TCMs 70th anniversary showing at a local theatre.

Its okay.  ;D

I missed Casablanca on the big screen last year but I did catch Maltese Falcon and I am glad I did
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on March 21, 2012, 11:02:58 PM
I missed Casablanca on the big screen last year but I did catch Maltese Falcon and I am glad I did

I need me some of that too.  :)

It is great seeing them on the big screen in the original aspect ratio.

Robert Osborne with the baby docu on Casablanca before the movie was a nice touch too.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on March 22, 2012, 05:32:39 AM
Just got back from JOHN CARTER (3D). Well that was fun. Screw the box office, its a good fantasy adventure, 3D looked great. Shame  Dejah Thoris was a little over dressed and under endowed. But it was Disney afterall. THUMBS UP!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on March 22, 2012, 11:07:02 AM
Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), overdressed yes, but under-endowed?

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Post by: Ari on March 22, 2012, 09:25:14 PM
the Dejah in this mans teenage brain was more like a Russ Meyer wet dream ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Severen on March 26, 2012, 02:16:55 PM
For all my hockey fans out there I watched a great little flick last night. GOON staring Seann William Scott from the American Pie films. Easily the best hockey/comedy since SlapShot. The movie hasn't been released in the Theatres yet but is is actually on demand right now. If your looking for something fun that you don't need to take to serious, I highly recomend checking it out.... Oh by the way if anyone has an extra one sheet laying around please let me know!
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Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on March 26, 2012, 03:51:15 PM
I posted earlier regards Goon,I agree it is one of the best sports/comedy movies in a long time..loved it.

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Silhouette on March 26, 2012, 08:06:33 PM
Heaven Can Wait (1943) - really enjoyed it. Gene Tierney very hot.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on March 26, 2012, 08:36:31 PM
If you liked Heaven Can Wait (1943), you will love director Ernst Lubitsch's two masterpieces, The Shop Around the Corner and Trouble in Paradise.Please see one or both.

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on March 26, 2012, 11:31:06 PM
Heaven Can Wait (1943) - really enjoyed it. Gene Tierney very hot.

(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llxr7lY9cJ1qazd6do1_500.jpg)  thumbup
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Severen on March 26, 2012, 11:37:17 PM
I posted earlier regards Goon,I agree it is one of the best sports/comedy movies in a long time..loved it.

Stew

Sorry Stew didn't see your post, yeah the movie is a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on March 27, 2012, 12:06:30 AM
Branded to Kill.  It was awesome, although I think I still liked Tokyo Drifter a bit more. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Silhouette on March 27, 2012, 01:37:35 AM
If you liked Heaven Can Wait (1943), you will love director Ernst Lubitsch's two masterpieces, The Shop Around the Corner and Trouble in Paradise.Please see one or both.

Bruce

Duly noted and on the list to look for.

Thank-you!

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Post by: jayn_j on March 29, 2012, 01:35:33 PM
Great actor he was. Awesome from Clay to Ripper and McCluskey.

You all ever seen Zero Hour? Where Airplane was born? You see where Robert Stack got his part.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q__vuyH1JEI

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This was on TCM this week.  Watched with my son and we just couldn't stop laughing.  It is amazing how much of the dialog ended up in Airplane! intact.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on March 29, 2012, 02:45:07 PM
I do watch a lot of films, but don't post to often on here...

I just Caught Tintin 3D, there was a few things I wasn't happy about, but on the whole thought it was great, totally enthralling. I can't believe I've got to wait for Red Rackhams treasure......Man, how long is it before the next ones out...?   
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Post by: teamweapon on March 29, 2012, 07:46:21 PM
i could have sworn i had seen this as a kid?
but it turns out i hadn't. i quite enjoyed this little tale of suburban witchcraft.
juku sez "bring me some blood ya bastads!"
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i think the quad has better art than the 1sheet which looks thoroughly horrid!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on April 02, 2012, 11:22:13 AM
Saw "The Raid - Redemption" yesterday. An Indonesian flick from director Gareth Huw Evans. One of the most violent movies I have even seen. Amazing action & fight sequences. Highly recommended! 4/5.

(http://twitchfilm.com/news/TheRaidFinalPoster.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on April 02, 2012, 11:42:58 AM
Saw Duck, You Sucker! For the first time last night. I'm a huge Leone fan, but I thought this one was only ok.  It dragged a bit in places, but that was forgivable. What I was dumbfounded with was having Coburn stumble through an Irish accent and sheer horror New Jersey-born-Steiger in brown shoe polish makeup attempting to pull off a Mexican accent!  Seriously, I think Pacino must have used Steiger as a voice coach when prepping for Scarface. Yikes!  Glad I watched it though....
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on April 02, 2012, 11:49:17 AM
Caught up with the Thing, prequel, re-make, rip-off, Thingy, film....   Must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, the first 20 mins were from the 51 Thing, and the rest was a re-hash of Carpenters, but it worked fine for me. A few subtle links that tied up with Carpenters, so a Jollyfine film.

I watched The 51 version again, last week, so I'll be giving Carpenters another run this week....
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Post by: wonka on April 02, 2012, 12:18:14 PM
Anyone watch the premiere of The Killing (season 2) on AMC last night?

I get the Twin Peaks comparisons, but really enjoy the work of the cast...really well written and acted show.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on April 02, 2012, 12:37:25 PM
Game of Thrones season 2 premier.   happy1
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on April 02, 2012, 03:54:44 PM
Caught up with the Thing, prequel, re-make, rip-off, Thingy, film....   Must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, the first 20 mins were from the 51 Thing, and the rest was a re-hash of Carpenters, but it worked fine for me. A few subtle links that tied up with Carpenters, so a Jollyfine film.

I watched The 51 version again, last week, so I'll be giving Carpenters another run this week....
happy1 happy1 happy1 happy1 happy1

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on April 03, 2012, 01:59:24 PM
John Carter.  Darn cool flick, IMO.  thumbup thumbup 

Never would've guessed it would be that good based on the advertising campaign for it, but I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.

They really should've incorporated Lynn Collins into the promotional stuff, as she was shamokin' in the film.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: kovacs01 on April 07, 2012, 03:44:06 AM
John Carter.  Darn cool flick, IMO.  thumbup thumbup 

Never would've guessed it would be that good based on the advertising campaign for it, but I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.

They really should've incorporated Lynn Collins into the promotional stuff, as she was shamokin' in the film.

Really?  I ended up seeing it when they stopped playing The Grey the night before we were going to go see it.  Anyway, I thought John Carter was a mutant cross between Chronicles of Riddick, Star Wars (the new ones), and Avatar all wrapped up with a hokie Disney bow.  I hated it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on April 07, 2012, 04:03:03 AM
John Carter was written well before Chronicles of Riddick, Star Wars (even the old ones), and Avatar and the film is quite faithful to the story (Princess of Mars). So perhaps better to describe them as JC's bastard children? just a thought ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on April 07, 2012, 08:10:13 AM
I saw that old movie A Night to Remember and couldn't believe how badly it ripped off James Cameron's classic Titanic. The entire plot was stolen, and there were entire scenes lifted as well. Why couldn't they be original?

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on April 07, 2012, 09:05:11 AM
I saw that old movie A Night to Remember and couldn't believe how badly it ripped off James Cameron's classic Titanic. The entire plot was stolen, and there were entire scenes lifted as well. Why couldn't they be original?

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on April 07, 2012, 10:05:51 AM
I'm surprised you've just noticed Bruce, I was complaining about it to my girlfriend while watching Titanic on it's first release in the cinema....
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on April 07, 2012, 10:51:16 PM

CORMAN’S WORLD - great documentary about the legendary B movie producer / director Roger Corman. I was well aware of his many movies, but I had no idea how many careers he launched. Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Jack Nicholson, etc, etc, etc.
Great stuff and pretty funny too. Highly recommended!  happy1

(http://famousmonstersoffilmland.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Cormans-World-poster-202x300.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: kovacs01 on April 08, 2012, 12:30:54 AM
John Carter was written well before Chronicles of Riddick, Star Wars (even the old ones), and Avatar

Yeah, I read the book back when I was in 5th or 6th grade.  It was very enjoyable, and is certainly an ERB classic.  But a good book does not mean a good screenplay or good rendering of that screenplay, even if said screenplay is faithful to the original.  The writing was cliche.  The effects were good, but not original or spectacular.  And the acting alternated between wooden and over-melodramatic.

It could have looked and felt like Firefly or Waterworld or The Fifth Element.  It did not channel any of those, which is a function of the writing (screenplay) and direction.  That is not to say that channeling those films would have made this one better.  But, I feel like recent films had more of an influence (both positive and negative) on this one than the other way around.
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Post by: Ari on April 08, 2012, 12:35:35 AM
I think as a stand alone film, it wouldn't make any top anything list. But I think it captured the ERB book/s very well, so for a fan of his stories was nice to see on screen (plus I love 3D).
If it was made more complex or "adult" it just wouldn't be ERB.
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Post by: enki on April 08, 2012, 01:04:18 AM
My wife and I just got back from seeing Hunger Games.

meh.

It was OK, and we only paid $5/ticket, so it wasn't that bad. They really watered down the action and fight scenes - I assume to keep the PG-13 rating. But that took a lot out of the movie IMHO. It basically became some weird love story. And of course, the ending was basically To Be Continued, which sucked. While I have no idea what's in the books, and yes I know there are three of them, I would have been happier with a more complete ending. Also, there were a lot of details about the "world" that they made reference to but never explained. Overall, I would give it a 6/10.
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Post by: paul waines on April 08, 2012, 02:16:03 AM
CORMAN’S WORLD - great documentary about the legendary B movie producer / director Roger Corman. I was well aware of his many movies, but I had no idea how many careers he launched. Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Jack Nicholson, etc, etc, etc.
Great stuff and pretty funny too. Highly recommended!  happy1

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I didn't know about this Documentary. Thanks for posting, I will be picking this up very soon. cheers
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Post by: Reel Movie Posters on April 09, 2012, 07:58:12 PM
Gave The Warriors a spin the other night.

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Post by: tstatum on April 09, 2012, 08:48:24 PM
My wife and I just got back from seeing Hunger Games.

meh.

It was OK, and we only paid $5/ticket, so it wasn't that bad. They really watered down the action and fight scenes - I assume to keep the PG-13 rating. But that took a lot out of the movie IMHO. It basically became some weird love story. And of course, the ending was basically To Be Continued, which sucked. While I have no idea what's in the books, and yes I know there are three of them, I would have been happier with a more complete ending. Also, there were a lot of details about the "world" that they made reference to but never explained. Overall, I would give it a 6/10.
They watered down the book during the fight scenes but the ending is fairly true to the book the next should be much better.
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Post by: enki on April 09, 2012, 11:03:52 PM
My wife just said that the next movie might be delayed for a long time. Something about the lead actress being signed to the next X-Men movie, and how the script for Hunger Games 2 isn't completed, and she wouldn't be able to begin filming it until the other movie is completed, etc. She read somewhere that they probably won't even begin filming it until next summer.
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Post by: stewart boyle on April 11, 2012, 05:56:37 PM
Taken.

Thoroughly enjoyed this,
Switch your brain off for 90Min's..
Couldn't`t help but wish Roman Polanski had directed this,reminded me so much of Frantic...

Stew
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Post by: paul waines on April 11, 2012, 06:24:38 PM
Just finished re-watching the original Planet of the Apes. It still has great impact in those famous scenes. A jollyfine film. Charlie was starting to go bald even then....Great actor though.
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Post by: CJ138 on April 11, 2012, 06:26:32 PM
Drive.  I went in blind and actually really enjoyed it.
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Post by: Harry Caul on April 11, 2012, 11:51:14 PM
Saw Vanishing Point last night for the first time last night. Great flick. I knew it had cult status, but I was expecting more cheese.  You can't brush this one aside though... The film makers did a fantastic job with what I'm sure was a very modest budget.
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Post by: paul waines on April 12, 2012, 02:47:58 AM
I think the budget went on the car Harry, those Hemi Challengers were expensive even then.... ;)
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Post by: jayn_j on April 12, 2012, 09:21:00 AM
I think the budget went on the car Harry, those Hemi Challengers were expensive even then.... ;)

If you single frame it at the end, you discover that they destroyed an early Camaro, not the Challenger.  I also remember reading that the stunts were done with a Challenger with a 340 small block.  Not as nose heavy, so it handled better.  I believe the hemi-challenger survived.

I have watched the movie multiple times, just to see all the Colorado countryside from the early '70s.  I was a car club/rally guy and drove all those roads.
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Post by: od_sf on April 12, 2012, 11:16:43 AM
Had a fun exploitation double-feature night last night: "Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion" followed by "Women In Cages".  O0 pcorn
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Post by: Ari on April 12, 2012, 11:23:09 AM
that DOES sound fun and inspirational, I am off to watch a movie now. Thanks.
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Post by: Tob on April 13, 2012, 04:18:44 AM
Anyone watch the premiere of The Killing (season 2) on AMC last night?

I get the Twin Peaks comparisons, but really enjoy the work of the cast...really well written and acted show.

I watched the first 2 episodes of the first season and it was inferior to the Danish version in every single way...so I didn't bother with any more. The main problems were that it was like a shot for shot remake, it even had the same musical cues IIRC. If the second season is original in anyway, I might give it a try.
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Post by: brude on April 13, 2012, 09:46:16 PM
REAL STEEL w/Hugh Jackman.  Too cute and predictable for serious viewing. But, I knew that going in.
Ahhh well....

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Post by: Ari on April 13, 2012, 10:46:51 PM
RAW STEEL sucked BIG time, even on a boring airplane ride, it was crap. My Dad and I agreed the worst movie we had seen in years.
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Post by: enki on April 14, 2012, 12:01:18 AM
Just went to the Sarasota Film Festival opening night premier movie of Robot & Frank (starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon and Liv Tyler). Very good independent movie that just got picked up by Sony for nationwide distribution. They had a Q/A panel after the movie with Frank Langella, the director and one of the producers. Very cool. And then we had the VIP party downstairs.

It pays to have your company as a sponsor of the SFF  8).

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Post by: Charlie on April 14, 2012, 08:28:55 AM
Just went to the Sarasota Film Festival opening night premier movie of Robot & Frank (starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon and Liv Tyler).

Nice Enki!
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Post by: Charlie on April 14, 2012, 08:33:39 AM
Watched Star Trek (2009) I am just loving this movie and can't possible wait until 2013 for the next...  Somebody needs to call JJ and tell him to hurry the flip up!
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Post by: od_sf on April 14, 2012, 07:42:28 PM

"Jiro Dreams Of Sushi". 5/5 - my favorite film of 2012 so far.

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Post by: archie leach on April 14, 2012, 09:25:23 PM
The youtube live stream from Coachella with three stages running simultaneously... Noel Gallagher is on in ten...

Radiohead is playing at 11:05 pm PST... Squeeze @ 7:15, The Shins @ 8:10, Miike Snow @10:10

Even if you are not into it, you should still check it out...

http://www.youtube.com/coachella (http://www.youtube.com/coachella)
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Post by: teamweapon on April 15, 2012, 12:46:40 PM
Watched Star Trek (2009) I am just loving this movie and can't possible wait until 2013 for the next...  Somebody needs to call JJ and tell him to hurry the flip up!
im the last person who should have really liked star trek as i pretty much hate the lot of it!
but have to agree it was great!

just watched bad ass last night with danny trejo. not the greatest movie ever but certainly not the worst. i enjoyed it some anyway.
kind of reminded me of falling down some what. my main problem was it was sort of lacking focus. wasnt funny enough to be a comedy, not enough action to warrant the "action" moniker. but it passed the time pleasantly enough.

and today i started to watch world on a wire
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070904/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070904/)
its actually kind of been hard work to watch it so far, but visually rewarding. has a very german feel to it and is quite surreal. the sound also adds a strange factor to the mix, as it doesnt sound as though it belongs and the music dosnt fit either it just kind of is there. then is punctuated with electronic FX?  like what i saw so far though.
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Post by: Charlie on April 19, 2012, 04:14:34 PM
Finally got around to watching The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo.  I was awesome until the ending - WTF! 
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Post by: paul waines on April 19, 2012, 05:22:59 PM
Charlie, is this the new one or the "real" version....
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Post by: Tob on April 20, 2012, 05:44:00 PM
I just watched Headhunters, it was fantastic, the best film I've seen for quite a few weeks. A twisty turny thriller that is both clever and funny. I'll give it a year before Hollywood try and remake it - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1614989/

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Post by: od_sf on April 21, 2012, 05:22:21 PM
 
"The Cabin In The Woods" - 3.5/5 - entertaining but not quite as inventive as everyone makes it out to be. I had the plot figured out 20 minutes in. Still great fun though.

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Post by: idioteque on April 24, 2012, 02:15:15 AM
A SEPARATION

Stunning drama.

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Post by: archie leach on April 24, 2012, 04:18:52 AM
A Man Escaped - It plays like a combination of Rififi and Army of Shadows, that attains a surprising level of tension throughout.  I've haven't felt this breathless while watching a flick since No Country for Old Men...  If you know these films, then you will realize just how highly I regard this film...
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Post by: erik1925 on April 25, 2012, 07:06:41 PM
Just watched Amodovar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN last night, with Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya. I hadnt a clue about the film's premise. Without giving it away, lets just say that genetics, skin grafts and surgery all combine in the insane surgeon's mix.

I liked it. In Spanish, so be ready to read sub-titles (which I prefer over dubbed films anyhow).

And I finally got around to watching THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, as well. Great artistic title sequence- pure Fincher. I wasnt sure what he would do with this, but it was solid, for the most part. I was half expecting some scenes to become more violent than they actually did. Rooney Mara was pretty great in her role, have to say. Locations and cinematography were exceptional, too.

 clap
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Post by: brude on April 25, 2012, 07:42:10 PM
I have a soft spot for Spanish films. 
Last night I watched JULIA'S EYES, starring Belen Rueda (THE ORPHANAGE) and produced by Guillermo Del Toro,  A bit convoluted, but this thriller is saved by Rueda's brilliant performance in the title role. Worth watching.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbLk_gI5Vdw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbLk_gI5Vdw)
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Post by: Harry Caul on April 25, 2012, 11:36:23 PM
High Plains Drifter.  Awesome as always.  And I never made the connection, but after seeing the movie I was browsing around on wikipedia and it said that The Crow and Wraith were both influenced by it! 
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Post by: teamweapon on April 26, 2012, 05:14:02 PM
I have a soft spot for Spanish films. 
Last night I watched JULIA'S EYES, starring Belen Rueda (THE ORPHANAGE) and produced by Guillermo Del Toro,  A bit convoluted, but this thriller is saved by Rueda's brilliant performance in the title role. Worth watching.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbLk_gI5Vdw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbLk_gI5Vdw)
me too.
watched julias eyes a while back, had a really good feel of a quality 70s production. there are some great movies coming out of spain, i think its because there are lots of opportunity for funding?
did you see the last circus yet?
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Post by: brude on April 26, 2012, 05:25:10 PM
me too.
watched julias eyes a while back, had a really good feel of a quality 70s production. there are some great movies coming out of spain, i think its because there are lots of opportunity for funding?
did you see the last circus yet?

Not yet re: Last Circus.  I've been keeping an eye out for it.  I hear it's quite a trip.
I did see Iglesia's DANCE WITH THE DEVIL (Perdita Durango) with Rosie Perez and Javier Bardem.  Highly recommended.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtBNKQK8MtE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtBNKQK8MtE)
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Post by: marklawd on April 26, 2012, 09:33:22 PM
An opening night event at the inaugral London Sundance Festival with Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett on stage. Nick Hornby lead the discussion on the influence of music in film.

Mark
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Post by: idioteque on April 26, 2012, 11:12:40 PM
Just watched Amodovar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN last night, with Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya. I hadnt a clue about the film's premise. Without giving it away, lets just say that genetics, skin grafts and surgery all combine in the insane surgeon's mix.

I liked it. In Spanish, so be ready to read sub-titles (which I prefer over dubbed films anyhow).

And I finally got around to watching THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, as well. Great artistic title sequence- pure Fincher. I wasnt sure what he would do with this, but it was solid, for the most part. I was half expecting some scenes to become more violent than they actually did. Rooney Mara was pretty great in her role, have to say. Locations and cinematography were exceptional, too.

 clap

I just saw both also. Both good stuff.
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Post by: erik1925 on April 27, 2012, 03:00:27 AM
Still playing catch up.. tonight's viewing was MONEYBALL with Brad Pitt. Was a pleasant watch. Nothing like seeing how BB players are chattle, bought, sold and traded.

The premise was uplifting and somewhat positive. But the ultimate theme of the bottom dollar, for anything or anyone, left me a bit hollow. Of course, the statistical formulations were more than amazing.

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Post by: brude on April 30, 2012, 12:54:04 PM
Took my daughter to see THE HUNGER GAMES yesterday.
There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe how utterly boring this film is.
Pure, unadulterated tweenie tripe.
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Post by: paul waines on April 30, 2012, 02:54:20 PM
Watched the U.S. re-hash of Girl with the Dragon tattoo last night. While not a bad film, I couldn't help comparing it to the vastly superior Swedish original.  I think if you haven't seen the original it will be a reasonable film, but I do hope they don't try to re-make the whole trilogy.... 

     
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Post by: tstatum on May 04, 2012, 10:05:27 PM
Just watched the Avengers.  Loved it!  I may be a fan boy but that's what you call a summer blockbuster.  The whole theater popped with every cue. 
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Post by: Zorba on May 05, 2012, 07:22:41 PM
Just watched the Avengers.  Loved it!  I may be a fan boy but that's what you call a summer blockbuster.  The whole theater popped with every cue. 

I agree. They pulled it off. Fun movie.
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Post by: Bruce on May 05, 2012, 07:51:42 PM
I took my 10 year old son, and he and I both loved it!

Bruce
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Post by: erik1925 on May 06, 2012, 01:56:02 PM
Still more catch up.

I watched J. EDGAR on Thurs night. Interesting story, tho I am not a huge DiCaprio fan. His accent, at times, sounded off, especially during the LONG stretches of voice over. Judi Dench was great, in her role, as usual. Naomi Watts..  thumbup

The aged makeups of both DiCaprio and Armie Hammer were not the best, IMO. Hammer, especially, looked like he was wearing a bad latex mask, as the aged Clyde Tolson.

Overall, good production value, tho. Eastwood did another fine job on this one.  clap
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Post by: Harry Caul on May 06, 2012, 03:56:41 PM
Watched The Candidate last night... great flick.  Depressing though when you realize that politics have only gotten worse since then.  Literally the only thing dated in that movie were the clothes. 
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Post by: paul waines on May 08, 2012, 02:34:02 PM
Caught up with Transformers 3..........yep.

re-watched:- Enemy of the State, what a fantastic film, always enjoy it.
Terminator 2 S.E.  I hadn't seen it for a few years, still a great film.
The Bone Collector, first rate picture. Wonder why there was no sequel...
Day after Tomorrow, always a favourite. 

Mixed up with a few of my favourite's... It came from beneath the sea, Dracula Prince of Darkness, Mighty Joe Young, Tarzan and his mate, Bride of Frankenstein, The Giant Behemoth, House of fear, pearl of death, etc..

Also had a Thing Night, All three straight after each other, Hawks, Carpenter, Heijningen.  try it, it's a great night. :D 
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Post by: erik1925 on May 08, 2012, 04:29:39 PM
Am about 3/4 of the way thru WAR HORSE. It hasnt held me riveted to the screen.. so I have yet to wond it down. Lavish score, as always, from J Williams, photography-top notch, but the story so far.. well.. its been OK for me.

To be summarized when I finish it.  ;)

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Post by: kovacs01 on May 09, 2012, 04:18:47 AM
I just watched Troll Hunter in glorious HD on the 120".  Its a pretty cool flick.  As mockumentaries go, its a notch below Spinal Tap and Kekexili, but much better than Blair Witch, Cloverfield, or Cannibal Holocaust.
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Post by: archie leach on May 09, 2012, 04:26:08 AM
I just watched Troll Hunter in glorious HD on the 120".  Its a pretty cool flick.  As mockumentaries go, its a notch below Spinal Tap and Kekexili, but much better than Blair Witch, Cloverfield, or Cannibal Holocaust.

You say this like everyone should automatically know what this is....

Looks it up...

Oh, Mountain Patrol... why didn't you say so... :) 

On the scale of National Geographic films where would you rank it in comparison to The Way Back?
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Post by: kovacs01 on May 09, 2012, 04:45:27 AM
You say this like everyone should automatically know what this is....

Looks it up...

Oh, Mountain Patrol... why didn't you say so... :)  

On the scale of National Geographic films where would you rank it in comparison to The Way Back?

My DVD says Kekexili on it.  Good thing we all have access to IMDB!

I thought Mountain Patrol was a better film, but it would never appeal to the masses like The Way Back.  The Way Back, relative to mainstream films, places more focus on the psychological dynamic of the characters and the situation rather than the actual physical happenings of the plot.  I realize that its really on the fringes of mainstream, and perhaps that is why.  Mountain Patrol falls even farther down the spectrum than The Way Back which is much more typical for a foreign film.  I loved The Way Back (a lot), but felt in a way that it was trying hard to be mainstream while maintaining that element.  Mountain Patrol doesn't pull any punches in this area.
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Post by: archie leach on May 09, 2012, 05:04:05 AM
I have heard of it before and it sounds interesting, but it was released during one of my 'not watching a lot of films' times.  I liked a lot of things about The Way Back, but the general (lack of) plot sure wasn't one of them.

I'll add it to my list, although I am still trying to get to Twilight Samuri, so it may be a while...
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Post by: brude on May 09, 2012, 07:49:08 AM
Three tenants in a Montreal apartment building are anything but GOOD NEIGHBORS (2010) in this interesting story about a serial killer.  More of a 'cat and mouse' drama than a mystery or shocker, this film has some cool plot twists and fine performances by Scott Speedman, Jay Baruchel and Emily Hampshire.  Not a great film, but an enjoyable watch.
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Post by: paul waines on May 09, 2012, 12:25:42 PM
I just watched Troll Hunter in glorious HD on the 120".  Its a pretty cool flick.  As mockumentaries go, its a notch below Spinal Tap and Kekexili, but much better than Blair Witch, Cloverfield, or Cannibal Holocaust.


I'm No fan of Run around and wave a camera around kind of films, but Troll Hunter was the exception, it just kept pulling you in to watch more.. Jollyfine Movie...

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Post by: brude on May 09, 2012, 11:00:40 PM
I watched TROLL HUNTER again a few nights back and enjoyed it even more.
Paul, if you haven't seen the REC films yet, give them a chance.  You won't be disappointed.
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Post by: erik1925 on May 10, 2012, 01:51:46 PM
Watched THE MISFITS (1961), last night. Gable, Monroe, Clift, Eli Wallach and Thelma Ritter -- great cast, although the production was troubled. Monroe and Gable give outstanding performances, all shot in location, in and outside of Reno, NV.

Considering the personal issues that were going on with Monroe and Clift, the finished product does shine.

And shot in glorious black and white.  ;)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4b/Misfits3423.jpg)
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Post by: paul waines on May 10, 2012, 02:13:48 PM
Ted, I tried to watch Rec twice. Got 20/25 mins in and gave up, and gave it away, Sorry not my kind of film....
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Post by: Harry Caul on May 10, 2012, 02:30:38 PM
You mean the Spanish movie [REC]?  You gave up?  And yet...

Day after Tomorrow, always a favourite. 


 :o
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Post by: archie leach on May 10, 2012, 07:10:32 PM
Watched The Candidate last night... great flick.  Depressing though when you realize that politics have only gotten worse since then.  Literally the only thing dated in that movie were the clothes. 

Funny, I just re-watched JFK (also a great and seriously under-appreciated flick) and felt the very same thing...
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Post by: erik1925 on May 17, 2012, 02:49:13 PM
Watched GILDA, on Tues night. What a film. Rita Hayworth -- stunning. And a great performance by Glenn Ford, too, considering that the role was initially offered to Bogart, who turned it down.

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Post by: kovacs01 on May 18, 2012, 02:55:27 AM
I'll add it to my list, although I am still trying to get to Twilight Samuri

One of my top 5 of all time.  Possibly top 3, but it might depend on what day you ask me.
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Post by: od_sf on May 18, 2012, 05:12:04 PM
One of my top 5 of all time.  Possibly top 3, but it might depend on what day you ask me.

Good to know, its been in my Netflix queue for ever, will try to watch it next week.
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Post by: paul waines on May 18, 2012, 05:31:39 PM
You mean the Spanish movie [REC]?  You gave up?  And yet...


 :o


There's No accounting for taste Harry, I guess I'm too old for this kind of film....  I do love the views in DAT, the frozen Manhattan, etc. It's a jollyfine disaster movie; And as much as I hate to say it, I quite like 2012 also.... eyeroll 
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Post by: teamweapon on May 18, 2012, 06:08:01 PM
watched this the other day
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076630/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076630/)
rituals.
quite an odd little deliverance type of rip off. at the begining of the movie the filming style reminds me of cannibal holocaust.
whilst not great its deffo a cut above the norm for this fare. kept me interested but the story is kind of whack.
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Post by: archie leach on May 18, 2012, 09:23:24 PM
I do love the views in DAT, the frozen Manhattan, etc. It's a jollyfine disaster movie; And as much as I hate to say it, I quite like 2012 also.... eyeroll 

Care to go for the trifecta?  What's your opinion of The Happening?
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Post by: brude on May 19, 2012, 12:36:24 AM
watched this the other day
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076630/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076630/)
rituals.
quite an odd little deliverance type of rip off. at the begining of the movie the filming style reminds me of cannibal holocaust.
whilst not great its deffo a cut above the norm for this fare. kept me interested but the story is kind of whack.

RITUALS is a good film.  Well played and shocking for its time.  thumbup
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Post by: paul waines on May 19, 2012, 04:42:51 AM
Care to go for the trifecta?  What's your opinion of The Happening?


I've never seen The Happening, is it any good?
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Post by: Charlie on May 19, 2012, 09:00:25 AM

I've never seen The Happening, is it any good?

Walberg to old hermit lady... "Nooooooo" in reply to her great bit of acting...  he sucked. Thats all you need to know -"Noooooo"...
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Post by: paul waines on May 19, 2012, 10:26:30 AM
Walberg was the reason I never picked it up....

Thanks for the tip off Charlie...will still avoid it. :)
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Post by: archie leach on May 19, 2012, 01:37:53 PM
Walberg was the reason I never picked it up....

Thanks for the tip off Charlie...will still avoid it. :)

Walberg had nothing to do with the quality of this, and I use the term loosely, film.

The Happening is not far from DAT or 2012.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on May 19, 2012, 01:48:20 PM
I may get it then....

Maybe we should have a poll on how crap it is.... ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on May 19, 2012, 02:16:58 PM
Its not total crap.  I would watch it again just for Zooey...  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on May 19, 2012, 02:29:07 PM
Its not total crap.  I would watch it again just for Zooey...  ;D

Oh, it's total crap.  Simply terrible at every conceivable level. 


If I wanted to watch Zooey, then I would put in 500 Days...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on May 20, 2012, 09:12:52 AM
Postponed AVENGERS til later today (Sunday), so we went to the video store to rent a few disks.  Play catch up...$3 triple-bill.

THOR: Really liked it a lot.  Hemsworth made a terrific God of Thunder; Portman was also very good (though underused).  Everything else was top-shelf.  Now, I am more stoked to see THE AVENGERS than yesterday.

RED RIDING HOOD: This disjointed mess is easily one of the worst films I have seen in years. Director Hardwicke shouldn't even be allowed to direct commercials.  Fails at every conceivable level.  I thought TWILIGHT was bad...but this steaming pile of excrement totally eclipses that clunker.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN:  Absolute garbage.  I figured director Nispel might get something right with this remake seeing as I liked his versions of PATHFINDER and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.  I was wrong. Bad casting, bad acting, bad everything. Peeee-yooo.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on May 20, 2012, 01:32:22 PM
I started to re-watch The Right Stuff yesterday.  It was the first time I had seen it since being in total awe of it as a kid...  I was surprised how hokey it was!  Especially the recruiter bit with Goldblum and Shearer.  It felt downright slapsticky in places.  Still a cool movie... I'll try to finish it up tonight. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on May 20, 2012, 01:37:24 PM
Watched Underworld 4 in 3-D  last night............Kate looked nice as always.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on May 20, 2012, 01:48:04 PM
Kate looked nice as always.

Nice?  Did you say NICE?
I think you meant SMOKIN' HOT, Mr. Waines.
Please preview your posts before posting.  wynk
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on May 20, 2012, 01:50:56 PM
I was struggling to find something good to say about the film Ted.....
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on May 20, 2012, 02:00:29 PM
I was struggling to find something good to say about the film Ted.....

I was really disappointed with the CGI werewolves.
Otherwise, some of the action scenes were top-notch.
Kate is the only reason I will go see the new TOTAL RECALL.

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Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on May 20, 2012, 02:30:52 PM
HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1397514/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1397514/)
do not watch journey 2 mysterious island unless you like to be bombarded with an arsenal of terrible looking cheesy 3D CG effects. kaka from begining to end. i dont know why i take any notice of the bellends on IMDB?

also watched john carter today. was way better than expected. a big mish mash of tons of sci-fi movies that have gone before.
but mostly reminded me of 80s flash gordon.

didnt think underworld 4 was the best either, probably the worst of the series so far i think?

red riding hood should never have been made! what a mess.

conan got stick from everyone, but i didnt hate it that much. it was dull but not loathesome. i liked the sand creatures.
where as thor i found little to keep me interested and the character of thor slightly annoyed me?

still in 2 minds about going to watch avengers. iys been universally praised by people i know . im not sure that has ever happened before???
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on May 20, 2012, 08:46:08 PM
THE AVENGERS in 3D was terrific. At 2 hrs. 23 min, it's a bit long...coulda shaved off 10-15 minutes of talking heads, but the action, FX and humor more than make up for the minor drag.  3D effects were okay, not on par with AVATAR.  In a nutshell, it was everything this comic-book fan hoped it would be.  Do see it on the big screen -- it's a blast.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on May 20, 2012, 08:52:59 PM
Ted

I know it seemed liked more talking than was needed, but it was well written and made sense. If you watch it a second time, you catch a ton you missed the first time.

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on May 20, 2012, 08:58:05 PM
Man, I guess I am going to have to drag my butt to the theater.  I have heard nothing but good things about Avengers.  And Gwen (even if for only 3 minutes) is in it so I have to see it at some point...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on May 20, 2012, 09:03:15 PM
Holiday, asked me the other day if I had seen Equilibrium before and I realized it had been a year or two.  So I dragged it out of the old DVD case and gave it a turn while the wife and daughter were asleep.  I had a beer in one hand, Fajitas on the grill, no wife, no child - I felt like I was back in college...  ;D So it was a very pleasant re-watch.  !!!! Spoiler!!!!! And that pretty boy still gets his face sliced off in the end... I did notice one thing I had missed: when Bale comes to the room where all the propaganda is being broadcast he has a cut on the right side of his neck.  I don't recall a scene where he got this... I just assumed from the gun fighting but I wonder if there was a deleted scene...

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 20, 2012, 10:04:47 PM

OK.

1stly I trust everyone knows how much I LOVE the Wicker Man.

I went in reasonably blind to THE WICKER TREE, I skim read any comments, saw mostly bad words, but didn't dispair. I often go against the grain with what I enjoy (even with good friends with good taste), so, it was OK. One friend was talking about it and while not giving a glowing report, seemed to hint it was at least OK.

I wont go into the story, I am sure its been told, I dont read things like that, so wont bother typing it.

To me, the shame is mostly what it is, a follow up to The Wicker Man. - like Land of the dead, or Mother of tears, it has great heights to climb and so a long way to fall. I will admit it fell pretty hard.

However, I found myself thinking watching it, that had it beren something else, maybe not so bad.

One of my favourite things to do, is watch 80's Daytime movies on commercial TV. A guilty pleasure, and this is how The Wicker Tree feels (and looks). And if THATS what it was, and by chance I stumbled across it one lazy afternoon, I would say it was the best darn Midday movie ever filmed.

Unfortunatelly it isn't. And I am first to admit probably not many people here enjoy these types of movies anyways, but of you do, go into Wicker Tree with that in mind andf you just might enjoy it.

Well, I hoped that like LAND OF THE DEAD and MOTHER OF TEARS I might be the oddball who loved it, can't say that, which is a shame, but I still have The Wicker Man, and if the remake didn't spoil it, then nothing can.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on May 21, 2012, 04:54:39 AM
Ted

I know it seemed liked more talking than was needed, but it was well written and made sense. If you watch it a second time, you catch a ton you missed the first time.

Bruce

I do know that I was a bit anxious to see the big slugfest (my bad) and you are right -- the script is top-notch.
My favorite scene (No spoiler warning necessary) was when Loki told the Hulk, "I am a God."

And, the tickler for AVENGERS 2 has really got me stoked for what's to come...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on May 22, 2012, 11:02:55 AM
Rampart (2011 - directed by Oren Moverman and starring Woody Harrelson) 2.5/5 - Decent flick, well-acted by a good cast - had great potential but I found the lead character so unlikable that it was hard for me to care much.

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Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Bruce on May 23, 2012, 07:02:27 AM
I re-watched Die Hard the other day (for the first time since 1988) and I was reminded of just how excellent a movie it was. It has a great script and great performances by Bruce Willis and Bonnie Bedelia, but what really makes it "work" so well is the remarkable performance by Alan Rickman as the villain (and amazingly he had never been in a movie before!).

The producers of the James Bond and Mission Impossible type movies should ALWAYS hire a really first-rate actor (Ben Kingsley, Geoffrey Rush, F. Murray Abraham, Bob Hoskins, etc) to play the villain, because it adds SO MUCH to the movie (and of course it also makes sense to find the most beautiful women in the world, whether or not they can act at all)!

Bruce
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on May 23, 2012, 08:54:52 AM
Diehard is a fantastic movie Bruce... you should dust off your copy more often.  I love watching it during the holidays -- it is a great alt-xmas film.  Kind of like Miracle on 34th Street with machine guns and C4. 

I saw the '78 Body Snatcher a few days ago and Inception last night.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on May 23, 2012, 11:37:56 AM
Do you mean "Invasion of the body snatchers" Harry...?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on May 23, 2012, 11:51:24 AM
Do you mean "Invasion of the body snatchers" Harry...?

Yes, I tried to abbreviate, but missed the 's'.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on May 23, 2012, 04:28:23 PM
Diehard is a fantastic movie Bruce... you should dust off your copy more often.  I love watching it during the holidays -- it is a great alt-xmas film.  Kind of like Miracle on 34th Street with machine guns and C4. 

Agreed, "Die Hard" and "Lethal Weapon" are my two favorite x-mas movies.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on May 23, 2012, 08:08:01 PM
... and LA Confidential, Holiday and Gremlins.  And The Thin Man for New Years!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 23, 2012, 10:20:49 PM
a certain Poster friend hooked me up with his Xmas film, which has become mine.

SH! THE OCTOPUS, that and ALFS XMAS SPECIAL.

Never been a fan of Die hard/s and don't get the love everyone seems to have.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on May 24, 2012, 11:02:54 AM
the last shark http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081677/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081677/)
very funny jaws clone, the shark is constantly shape shifting all the way through at one point it becomes a dolphin!!!
as crappy fun movies go this is a gud un :)

but not nearly as funny as the fists of bruce lee http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077556/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077556/)
i watched this last night and have no idea what this movie is about? except bruce lee has a "god given gift" for martial arts, he was kicking in his mothers womb! he is an electronic surveillance expert. and women dont like experts.
really funny mixed up movie, loved it!

and scarecrow http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084636/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084636/)
unusual little oz flick. it feels weird at first as the whole tale is told through narration. about a drifter who who ventures into a small town and is blamed for MURDER!!!!
haha
again reasonably enjoyable little melodrama
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 24, 2012, 09:55:13 PM
THE LAST SHARK is great.

re SCARECROW, wow, I nearly hit myself when I read you calling it an Oz flick, lucky it seems its New Zealand so I am only part stupid. And it has Tracy Mann who is in many Aussie films and some great Aussie Television.. SWEET AND SOUR! I must seek this out.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on May 25, 2012, 03:33:31 PM
THE LAST SHARK is great.

re SCARECROW, wow, I nearly hit myself when I read you calling it an Oz flick, lucky it seems its New Zealand so I am only part stupid. And it has Tracy Mann who is in many Aussie films and some great Aussie Television.. SWEET AND SOUR! I must seek this out.


scarecrow is much better than it appears!
if i hadnt been watching it on the train to work i might not have got through it all as it starts REALLY slow like an episode of the sullivans haha. but is worth a watch. its a strange fellah.
ive only just started to realise how many jaws rip offs there are!!! theres a fukn ton of em! i must have a dozen!
but last shark is funny at just how they try to "bite" the jaws style down to the skipper. i enjoyed it anyhow. not sure its to everyones tastes?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on May 25, 2012, 06:59:04 PM
Well I've just re-visited all 3 Back to the future films,  Back to back.  First rate entertainment...However We're out of Wine for the evening, so we're off to bed... ;D   
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 25, 2012, 08:38:17 PM
scarecrow is much better than it appears!
if i hadnt been watching it on the train to work i might not have got through it all as it starts REALLY slow like an episode of the sullivans haha. but is worth a watch. its a strange fellah.
ive only just started to realise how many jaws rip offs there are!!! theres a fukn ton of em! i must have a dozen!
but last shark is funny at just how they try to "bite" the jaws style down to the skipper. i enjoyed it anyhow. not sure its to everyones tastes?

Films from Downunder were often slow burners, I love them, better than the crap we churn out these days (with noted exceptions). I look forward to seeing this.

re last shark, well me and my friends here LOVE IT, Enzo Castellari is one of favourite my film makers.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on May 25, 2012, 09:24:06 PM
Well I've just re-visited all 3 Back to the future films,  Back to back.  First rate entertainment...However We're out of Wine for the evening, so we're off to bed... ;D   

 thumbup
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 50s on May 27, 2012, 09:25:33 AM
If only I could have my time again,... I wouldn't have watched Eurovision finals 2012


Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 27, 2012, 09:28:45 AM
STEVE.... how can you do this? I managed to see absolutely zero seconds of it, Christ if ABBA is the best it can come up with it must be horrendous.

 :D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 50s on May 27, 2012, 09:55:02 AM
STEVE.... how can you do this? I managed to see absolutely zero seconds of it, Christ if ABBA is the best it can come up with it must be horrendous.

 :D


I wanted to see Engelbert Humperdinck



Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 27, 2012, 09:57:15 AM
ohh haha I saw him on graham norton or some show like it, I forget, well I guess your excused, except next time you need a humperdink fix, go to ANYT op shop, they will have at least 3 copies of his greatest hits, and you can get Nana Mouskouri while your at it.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on May 27, 2012, 12:30:08 PM
Did a fun Cult / Exploitation double feature last night:

Noboru Iguchi's "The Machine Girl" (2008) was up first. Solid 3.5/5, really enjoyed it. I mean, it features a female Yakuza boss who kills using a "drill bra". Can't really go wrong...

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSpCWJnnWVI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSpCWJnnWVI)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/02/The_Machine_Girl.jpg/220px-The_Machine_Girl.jpg)

Followed by the fantastic "The Horror Express" by Eugenio Martin (1972). 4/5 - Had not seen it since I was a kid. Great flick.

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Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on May 27, 2012, 01:12:53 PM
Jeezum crow...I gotta see MACHINE GIRL now.
Yeeehaw!
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Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on May 27, 2012, 01:14:42 PM
Wow!  That Horror Express quad is nice
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on May 27, 2012, 01:51:17 PM
Wow!  That Horror Express quad is nice

That it is..... happy1
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on May 27, 2012, 02:37:02 PM
Yes, I think it is my favorite on the title.
Looking at it reminds me that I haven't seen HORROR EXPRESS in years.  Time to correct that.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 27, 2012, 08:17:23 PM
Brude, do a Tokyo Gore police and machine Girl double feature, they make for one heckova great night in.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on May 28, 2012, 07:37:44 AM
Brude, do a Tokyo Gore police and machine Girl double feature, they make for one heckova great night in.

Think my pace maker is up to the task?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 28, 2012, 08:14:43 AM
yeah, just take some viagra
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on May 29, 2012, 12:43:27 PM
Suburban Mayhem (2006).  The Aussie one sheet is much better than the movie.

Part of one review (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450506/) sums it up pretty well in one sentence. ***Semi-spoiler alert*** "Any film which builds itself around such a relentlessly appalling character is a brave film, but this just isn't a very entertaining film overall."
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on May 29, 2012, 01:25:07 PM
Saw The Misfits for the first time... great movie, but it's bitter sweet knowing what happened to the leads only a short time after filming.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on May 29, 2012, 01:41:51 PM
We watched Ghost Protocol, the Muppets, and Annapolis...

My wife kept saying while we were watching Ghost Protocol - "this is a good movie"....  I kept thinking interesting yeah but good???  I think no matter how old Tom Cruise gets, women still swoon...

The Muppets was to be expected.  Although I thought Amy Adams looked hefty for some reason...  Interesting story is that the Mah Na Mah Na stuck in my daughter's brain.  We were going to the grocery store and I started whistling the tune and she replied Mah Na Mah Na... We had fun to and from the store and then did a show for mama where I whistled and she said Mah Na Mah Na - a treasured memory for sure...  

The Annapolis was a very catchy movie since I am a sap for military films it had James Franco as the lead about making it through the Navel Academy.  I enjoyed it... I read up that it wasn't supported by the Academy and that military were told not to attend in uniform...

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on May 30, 2012, 04:15:36 AM
Back from a Prometheus screening.  Not exactly what I was expecting, but Awesome nonetheless.  Visually stunning for sure.  It's hard to talk about it without giving it away.  Plus, we've been asked not to say anything.

But... WOW!

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 30, 2012, 05:03:40 AM
good, I tell you anyone who spoils this in any way for me, will be hassled online, trolled, spammed, flamed and banned from NS4 for a year.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on May 30, 2012, 05:15:48 AM
It was a private screening at Fox and I can tell you it was like flying on a direct flight from Damascus to NYC.  I have never been searched like this before.  I kinda liked it ;)

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 30, 2012, 06:04:50 AM
ah a kinky pat down by the buxom brigade? so no CAM copies for piratebay from the Manoir de fromage.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 110x75 on May 30, 2012, 07:31:13 AM
good, I tell you anyone who spoils this in any way for me, will be hassled online, trolled, spammed, flamed and banned from NS4 for a year.

"The butler did it!"

Done  ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on May 30, 2012, 07:56:30 AM
Back from a Prometheus screening.  Not exactly what I was expecting, but Awesome nonetheless.  Visually stunning for sure.  It's hard to talk about it without giving it away.  Plus, we've been asked not to say anything.

But... WOW!

T

This is one I am excited about.  I already told the wife that I would need an "alone" night to go and see it...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 30, 2012, 08:41:10 AM
"The butler did it!"

Done  ;)

Go and try and log in at NS4 you naughty man.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 110x75 on May 30, 2012, 09:45:45 AM
Dictator!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on May 30, 2012, 03:17:26 PM
Thunder stolen..Damn you Mr Cheese,I have tickets booked for the first screening on Fri.
I was relishing posting in the what did you just watch thread !!

You can PM me as many spoilers as you like....bring it  ;D

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on May 30, 2012, 03:25:23 PM
Sorry Stew.  Point taken, though.  I see 50% of my movies at early private screenings, 100% comes Awards time.  So maybe I should refrain from posting until the movies are actually released for all to see.  Only fair.

T

And no, this is definitely the kind of movie you don't want to know anything about.  So as much as I would love to spoil Ari's viewing experience, I will play nice.

PS: Stew, you can still be the first to let us know where we all come from on Friday, forcing Ari to kayak to the nearest theater before you do ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on May 30, 2012, 03:32:44 PM
Not at all T..I`m green with envy but delighted also that you got to see it..
Not only that but a "wow" is intriguing... thumbup

Is it Friday yet?

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on May 30, 2012, 03:43:33 PM
PS: Stew, you can still be the first to let us know where we all come from on Friday, forcing Ari to kayak to the nearest theater before you do ;)
Great idea...
Name the time and the place Ari..
My Kayak is coming for you....
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Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on May 30, 2012, 04:32:46 PM
Back from a Prometheus screening.  Not exactly what I was expecting, but Awesome nonetheless.  Visually stunning for sure.  It's hard to talk about it without giving it away.  Plus, we've been asked not to say anything.

But... WOW!

T

 mesmrized
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on May 30, 2012, 04:33:19 PM
good, I tell you anyone who spoils this in any way for me, will be hassled online, trolled, spammed, flamed and banned from NS4 for a year.

Way to go fearless leader!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on May 30, 2012, 04:34:28 PM
forcing Ari to kayak to the nearest theater before you do ;)

 :D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on May 30, 2012, 04:42:07 PM
Not at all T..I`m green with envy but delighted also that you got to see it..


Truth be told, I'll probably see it again next Friday.  The good thing about these screenings is that I get to see the films early, the bad thing is that I miss the excitement of opening day, which sometimes is half the fun, especially when you're watching a dud.  Imagine seeing The Avengers with a bunch of Hollywood stiffs.  Not quite as fun.  It works better for prestige Academy movies, but not for summer popcorn.  I want to see Prometheus with a crowd of raging teenagers.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on May 30, 2012, 04:50:07 PM
Truth be told, I'll probably see it again next Friday.  The good thing about these screenings is that I get to see the films early, the bad thing is that I miss the excitement of opening day, which sometimes is half the fun, especially when you're watching a dud.  Imagine seeing The Avengers with a bunch of Hollywood stiffs.  Not quite as fun.  It works better for prestige Academy movies, but not for summer popcorn.  I want to see Prometheus with a crowd of raging teenagers.

T
I used to be in the position where i could do a run thru screening..now I have to queue up in line,with my Comp ticket,,,for services rendered.  :D

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on May 30, 2012, 10:12:33 PM
Great idea...
Name the time and the place Ari..
My Kayak is coming for you....
(http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx132/stewartboyle/IMG_1083_resize_new.jpg)

Stew

OK, I must convert my kayak to a platypus one and the race is on.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on May 30, 2012, 11:47:40 PM
That would be something to see!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on June 01, 2012, 11:18:22 AM
Prometheus 3D

Loved it..


Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: marklawd on June 01, 2012, 05:10:04 PM
Cosmopolis - a dark and complex film - followed by a Q&A with David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson.

Mark
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on June 01, 2012, 08:34:27 PM
And Juliette Binoche!!!

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Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on June 01, 2012, 10:54:10 PM
Just watched the 2011 Thing remake/prequel. It was ok... Nothing special but not terrible either. My wife said it was like the Thing attacked Carpenter's movie and made a poor copy  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on June 01, 2012, 11:17:49 PM
Just finished Hanna there were some problematic plot point but overall I really enjoyed it.  The soundtrack was great.  Acting good and the fight scenes were fun.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on June 01, 2012, 11:26:19 PM
rewatch time, "Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer?" (case of the bloody iris)

Edwige Fenech as always is stunning, but I have a soft spot for Paola Quattrini.

Think its gonna be a Gialli weekend. What next I wonder....?


Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on June 01, 2012, 11:27:17 PM
Piranha 3DD.  Pretty good Summer pcorn flick.   Several good things I could say about it, and it's probably more fun to see it at the theater in 3D, of course.  

Compared to the sequel for Piranha (1978) - Piranha II: The Spawning (1981), Piranha 3DD is a much better sequel IMO.  It's probably not going to be a box office smash or anything, especially since it is a very limited release (apparently in only about 100 theaters), and the only theater anywhere near me that was showing it was over an hour away, but if you like Piranha 3D, I would recommend it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on June 02, 2012, 12:11:45 AM
Watching Empire of the Sun with my daughter... Always a great rewatch...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on June 02, 2012, 12:13:46 AM
John Carter (of Mars?) - It was ok.  Sort of a meh reaction.  I wish the back story and coda had been built up more but I guess that doesn't sell 3D tickets. 6.5/10

Oh wait...nothing about John Carter sold tickets ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tob on June 04, 2012, 01:40:50 PM
I saw Prometheus this morning...Ridley, you broke my heart :(
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on June 04, 2012, 08:33:25 PM
Safe House.
T'was shit.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on June 04, 2012, 08:49:22 PM
John Carter (of Mars?) - It was ok.  Sort of a meh reaction.  I wish the back story and coda had been built up more but I guess that doesn't sell 3D tickets. 6.5/10

Oh wait...nothing about John Carter sold tickets ;)

I too saw this yesterday.
Agreed.  I was expecting better.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on June 04, 2012, 11:59:54 PM
read the book/s Ted? I think its one for the fans of the book/s.
(although I think you have read them).
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on June 05, 2012, 12:08:52 AM
read the book/s Ted? I think its one for the fans of the book/s.
(although I think you have read them).


Yes, I still have my old Grossett & Dunlap hardcovers with the illos by J.Allen St. John.
Read all of them and Pellucidar and Tarzan... I grew up in ERB-dom.  wynk

I saw the movie at one of the cheap theaters that still exist here in NY and the sound system was the biggest problem.  We liked most of what we saw, but the dialogue was garbled.
I guess you get what you pay for -- $1.75 per head.
I might've liked it better had i caught it at one of the majors, but it was yanked soooo fast.
 pcorn
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on June 05, 2012, 12:12:07 AM
FARK $1.75? shit I paid $18 and I get a discount because I am on sickness benefits, and its a crappy local theatre.

I might even watch Titanic 3D for $1.75 (might)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on June 05, 2012, 12:21:20 AM
Place was packed, too. They should up the price to $3 and get a new sound system.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/5976 (http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/5976)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: idioteque on June 05, 2012, 04:00:42 AM
I saw Prometheus this morning...Ridley, you broke my heart :(

Agreed. What the hell was that all about. I sat there thinking that's wasn't so bad, but then that ending. Then I re-thought about what had gone before.

What the hell?

Ridley, please drop Blade Runner sequel NOW!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: idioteque on June 05, 2012, 04:05:54 AM
Cosmopolis - a dark and complex film - followed by a Q&A with David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson.

Mark


Now that must have been cool.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on June 05, 2012, 04:44:02 AM
Spirits of the dead, my favourite Poe adaptations film, much as I love the Cormans, they are FUN, this isn't, its superb. And any film that can make Jane Fonda give Brigette Bardot a run for her money in the sex appeal race (and WIN) must be something to see.

A top cast all round and not surprisingly 3 GREAT Directors doing superb work.
Visually stunning, all very different in not only story, but look, feel and concept.

William Wilson is perhaps my favourite Poe story and its is done wonderfully here.

Terence Stamp as Toby Dammit is still current, and the whole Toby Dammit story likewise,sits strangely well at the end after the historical pieces, and has hints of what would become A Clockwork Orange somehow.

Hard to choose, and seemingly unimportant to choose a favourite of the three tales, all work so well and have such a unique take. Any fan of Poe should watch, something I wouldnt say about the Cormans, fun as they are, they aren't Poe.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on June 05, 2012, 03:30:45 PM
Spirits of the dead, my favourite Poe adaptations film, much as I love the Cormans, they are FUN, this isn't, its superb. And any film that can make Jane Fonda give Brigette Bardot a run for her money in the sex appeal race (and WIN) must be something to see.

A top cast all round and not surprisingly 3 GREAT Directors doing superb work.
Visually stunning, all very different in not only story, but look, feel and concept.

William Wilson is perhaps my favourite Poe story and its is done wonderfully here.

Terence Stamp as Toby Dammit is still current, and the whole Toby Dammit story likewise,sits strangely well at the end after the historical pieces, and has hints of what would become A Clockwork Orange somehow.

Hard to choose, and seemingly unimportant to choose a favourite of the three tales, all work so well and have such a unique take. Any fan of Poe should watch, something I wouldnt say about the Cormans, fun as they are, they aren't Poe.
great movie!
watched it not that long myself, well... about 2 years haha. have to say that i thought it benefited greatly from a HD spit & polish treatment.
looks awesome on the projector :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Louie D. on June 05, 2012, 04:05:58 PM
I saw Prometheus this morning...Ridley, you broke my heart :(

Really, is it that bad??
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tob on June 05, 2012, 05:37:23 PM
Really, is it that bad??

I thought it was a mess. I'm concious of saying more in this thread, but put a few thoughts in this thread in case it's of any interest.

http://www.allposterforum.com/index.php/topic,3566.msg78188.html#new
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on June 05, 2012, 08:31:11 PM
I just got out of MIB3; I really liked it... I love how the writers tie everything together in those films...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on June 07, 2012, 01:39:33 AM
my friend loaned me this last night, I knew nothing, he said it was like Cronenberg meets lynch, well obviously we will disagree with that. Watching it i was thinking it reminded me of Donnie Darko, so there ya go (I didn't like D.D. BTW)
Also I thought it reminded me of Twilight Zone, so there ya go again.
It was OK, the fussy SF genre nazi in me was constantly trying to define it. Which is good.
And once again I will say, a short SF story is ALL you want for a SF feature film.

Nothing spectacular here and unfortunatelly for me

[spoiler]I guessed the main twist when they showed the arthur c clarke poster and quote[/spoiler]

and they shouldnt have

[spoiler]repeated the quote later[/spoiler]

Better than average mainstream/modern SF film.

Nothing to write home about.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on June 07, 2012, 09:22:07 AM
my friend loaned me this last night, I knew nothing, he said it was like Cronenberg meets lynch, well obviously we will disagree with that. Watching it i was thinking it reminded me of Donnie Darko, so there ya go (I didn't like D.D. BTW)
Also I thought it reminded me of Twilight Zone, so there ya go again.
It was OK, the fussy SF genre nazi in me was constantly trying to define it. Which is good.
And once again I will say, a short SF story is ALL you want for a SF feature film.

Nothing spectacular here and unfortunatelly for me

[spoiler]I guessed the main twist when they showed the arthur c clarke poster and quote[/spoiler]

and they shouldnt have

[spoiler]repeated the quote later[/spoiler]

Better than average mainstream/modern SF film.

Nothing to write home about.



I'm still trying to decipher this post.
What movie are you talking about, Ari?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on June 07, 2012, 09:34:42 AM
haha oops

THE BOX
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on June 07, 2012, 11:26:32 AM
Aaahhhh...haven't seen THE BOX yet.
But, I did have the unfortunate experience of watching THE LAST EXORCISM. 
What a steaming pile of dung.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on June 08, 2012, 03:59:56 PM
Went and saw Prometheus first showing at 11:30AM the whole time I kept saying this is too familiar, a copy of a certain movie.  But the first 122 minutes out of the 124 (IMDB) where doing me well; a nice exercise in alien/science fiction play.  It had the same old "look into the window and BAM!" try to scare you homeliness..  Some guy even clapped when the first black screen came down...  I was like well maybe it didn't deserve an applause, but it had beautiful scenery and that chick was way hotter than she first looked (No boobies though; shame since it was Rated R) and so on and so on.  And then that asshole had to screw up something fresh - No spoilers here.  I'll let you waste your own $8. But if you haven't seen it, you may want to wait for it on DVD because it was just one big fucking trap. 

Gosh doesn't Hollywood have any new ideas??? You drug me out of my house, got my money... you want to know why people don't go to the movies anymore, because they are tired of getting it hard in the ass. That's why... I am sure there is some quote referencing the destruction of hope that is appropriate here.  Shame on you Hollywood!  uhno
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on June 08, 2012, 04:35:43 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356476/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356476/)
cold light of day [1989]
im amazed ive never heard of this before!
very grimey and squalid feeling through out and a sense of foreboding doom permeates the whole movie. really reminds me of henry portrait in almost every way even the soundtrack. dont listen to the douche on IMDB [as if you would]. i much prefered this to henry, less goofy and much more whitehouse quote worthy :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on June 10, 2012, 12:59:45 PM
Watched North By Northwest and Memento again. Once again both are great.

Havent watched Flight 666 in a couple of months. Threw that sucker in for for Ari. Great documentary even if you dont like Metal.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-C15cSFiRAjs/T9SDFRy6imI/AAAAAAAAExA/G6jAN9fBeYg/s640/20120610_061949.jpg?gl=US)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Juli on June 10, 2012, 01:27:17 PM
Watched North By Northwest and Memento again. Once again both are great.

Yeah, I agree that those are both great movies. I have not seen either in a while. Problem is I own neither of them so it's not as easy to just go ahead and watch them unless I want to spend money.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on June 11, 2012, 11:37:10 AM
The Graduate.....good but I prefer Midnite Cowboy a lot more.

The Tournament.....good Angela Mao fu.

Mr Bean 2 is pretty good , underrated  bed1
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on June 11, 2012, 11:47:27 AM
Went and saw Prometheus first showing at 11:30AM the whole time I kept saying this is too familiar, a copy of a certain movie.  But the first 122 minutes out of the 124 (IMDB) where doing me well; a nice exercise in alien/science fiction play.  It had the same old "look into the window and BAM!" try to scare you homeliness..  Some guy even clapped when the first black screen came down...  I was like well maybe it didn't deserve an applause, but it had beautiful scenery and that chick was way hotter than she first looked (No boobies though; shame since it was Rated R) and so on and so on.  And then that asshole had to screw up something fresh - No spoilers here.  I'll let you waste your own $8. But if you haven't seen it, you may want to wait for it on DVD because it was just one big fucking trap. 

Gosh doesn't Hollywood have any new ideas??? You drug me out of my house, got my money... you want to know why people don't go to the movies anymore, because they are tired of getting it hard in the ass. That's why... I am sure there is some quote referencing the destruction of hope that is appropriate here.  Shame on you Hollywood!  uhno

OK am I the only person on the forum that didn't know this was an "Alien" film?  I actually went in and watched it thinking it had no relation to the "Alien" series...  The guys on the radio this morning even stated it as being the highest opening weekend for an "Alien" film..  My post may make more sense know to some.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on June 17, 2012, 09:15:38 PM
Just watched '21 Jump Street'
Some funny moments but all in all, rubbish.

No surprises there.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on June 17, 2012, 09:21:29 PM
Just re-visited ALIEN, the director's cut.
Still love it.  One of the best ever.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on June 17, 2012, 09:34:41 PM
Just re-visited ALIEN, the director's cut.
Still love it.  One of the best ever.

Man I almost bought this on Blu-ray but I was still so annoyed with Promptutothrowup that I bought 'My Fair Lady' on Blu-Ray instead.  If you haven't seen it - it is magnificently transferred to the format...  Higgin's home is way better in HD...  The details were sublime.  And her dress for the embassy ball was breathtaking even more so...  Was that too much?  It was just pure pleasure seeing Audrey in HD!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on June 19, 2012, 05:05:07 PM
Recently saw Prometheus. I really hope that the Blade Runner project won't happen after watching that turd of a movie.  puke
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on June 20, 2012, 11:38:06 AM
Wasn't too much for Me Charlie, I think it's a great film.  I may up grade to the Blu-disc...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: marklawd on June 22, 2012, 07:25:28 PM
Killer Joe - a superb black comedy - followed by a Q & A with William Friedkin. an entirely captivating and charming individual.

Mark
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on June 22, 2012, 09:12:29 PM
Killer Joe - a superb black comedy - followed by a Q & A with William Friedkin. an entirely captivating and charming individual.

Mark

I was intrigued by that one... heard it was Friedkin returning to form.  I'm sure it was great to hear him speak.  Are you in London?  I need to move to civilization so I can attend stuff like that!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on June 22, 2012, 09:41:58 PM
Brave - pretty awesome but I felt it was too short and the story could have used another 10 minutes... but it will be a hit...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on June 24, 2012, 05:47:09 AM
Watched Woman in Black last night, the re-make.

I may have been expecting too much from this as I'm a fan of the original. It's not a bad film, quite enjoyable; but as I knew the original so well, there's no surprises. As a ghost story I prefer "The Others" over this version... Radcliffe dose give a good performance, as does most of the cast. It's well photographed too, it just seems to lack that certain something....

I'll give it a few months and re-watch it, I may think differently. Though at the moment I think of it as a girls Ghost story, if that makes any sense...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on June 24, 2012, 05:48:54 AM
Oh, and I followed it with the 1935 Raven, a first rate film with Lugosi and Karloff... :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on June 24, 2012, 06:28:38 AM
Watched Woman in Black last night, the re-make.

I may have been expecting too much from this as I'm a fan of the original. It's not a bad film, quite enjoyable; but as I knew the original so well, there's no surprises. As a ghost story I prefer "The Others" over this version... Radcliffe dose give a good performance, as does most of the cast. It's well photographed too, it just seems to lack that certain something....

I'll give it a few months and re-watch it, I may think differently. Though at the moment I think of it as a girls Ghost story, if that makes any sense...

Id give it a few years, I didn't really like it, but I will revisit later, I think I posted my thoughts on NS4, but maybe here also.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on June 26, 2012, 02:19:11 PM
Watched 'Warrior' again today.
I really like that film. Loaded with violence and emotion at the same.
You don't get that too often.

Plus Tom Hardy must have trained like hell to get that muscle tone.
He looks mean.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on June 26, 2012, 07:01:19 PM
Oh, and I followed it with the 1935 Raven, a first rate film with Lugosi and Karloff... :)

 clap
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on June 26, 2012, 07:08:05 PM
Oh, and I followed it with the 1935 Raven, a first rate film with Lugosi and Karloff... :)

Yeah!
The boys are back in town....

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_MFslwcqLKIE/SxGmOR4m5lI/AAAAAAAABwM/vYcUHQHE3nk/s1600/vlcsnap-2547830.png)

T.Lizzy Live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FmPhJkdTwU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FmPhJkdTwU)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on June 26, 2012, 09:53:15 PM
Rescue Dawn (Christian Bale)  I got so involved I forgot about all the stuff I was watching on Bruce's Auction.  That's the second time I missed the ending of a Butterfield 8 OS... Carp!  Needless to say it was a good movie.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on June 27, 2012, 02:53:57 AM
The Shining, followed by Eyes Wide Shut.
Eyes wide shut gets better and better and kicks the shinings arse to timbuktu  :P
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: theartofmovieposters on June 27, 2012, 07:56:21 AM
The Shining, followed by Eyes Wide Shut.
Eyes wide shut gets better and better and kicks the shinings arse to timbuktu  :P

What do they put in the water out there where you are... eyeroll
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on June 27, 2012, 08:55:35 AM
Smart juice.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on June 28, 2012, 01:09:47 PM
Deadly China Doll aka Opium Trail 3/6......kinda mediocre , not as good as say "Hapkido" or "TKD Strikes"
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on June 28, 2012, 01:32:40 PM
Well I picked up Pelam 123 on Blu-Ray...  Unfortunately I started it late and found myself drifting off...  I got to the part when the transit cop was whispering to Walter....  I'll finish it tonight.   But right now I am more intrigued by the transit management stuff (as a traffic engineer) from the era than the movie...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: originalcinemaposters on June 29, 2012, 04:01:24 PM
I watched "Kill List" a little while ago. I would recommend it

I also like Chronicle more that i thought i would!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on June 30, 2012, 10:10:20 AM
Just saw the new FRIGHT NIGHT.
Lacks the charm of the original.
I expected better.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: jayn_j on June 30, 2012, 12:25:50 PM
Watched The Paper Chase on Amazon free streaming last night.  Hadn't seen it is 30 years.  I thought it mostly held up well, but it didn't have the same impact I remembered.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on June 30, 2012, 03:23:49 PM
Finished Pelam 123; I think you guys hyped it up so much I ended up expecting more.  However Walter's peeking through the door is priceless...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 01, 2012, 11:16:24 AM
The Lady Eve last night on TCM.  Barbara Stanwyck is GREAT. Henry Fonda plays a good sap. Very enjoyable.

9/10
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on July 01, 2012, 12:35:38 PM
Watched BLADE RUNNER Director's Cut last night.
It's a film that seems to get better and better with time.
Might be my favorite film of the 80s.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on July 01, 2012, 02:50:16 PM
Watched BLADE RUNNER Director's Cut last night.
It's a film that seems to get better and better with time.
Might be my favorite film of the 80s.


Director's Cut or Final Cut?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on July 01, 2012, 02:58:59 PM
Director's Cut or Final Cut?
Geek... ;)

I have the box set...


Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on July 01, 2012, 03:27:50 PM
Kobayashi's "Harakiri" (1962). Brilliant!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J1SzOauZGWM/T9HxCbXDvhI/AAAAAAAAB-s/xCZzMeesJaI/s640/Harakiri_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on July 01, 2012, 06:51:14 PM
Director's Cut or Final Cut?

Director's Cut.
 cheers
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on July 01, 2012, 06:53:59 PM
Anybody know why Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy won't work on my Blu-Ray? 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on July 01, 2012, 07:16:39 PM
Anybody know why Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy won't work on my Blu-Ray? 

It's not plugged in?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on July 01, 2012, 07:31:44 PM
It's not plugged in?

So No?  I already took one copy back.  I am guessing something with the firmware but the last update was way back in 2010; I don't see why it would stop now...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on July 01, 2012, 10:38:45 PM
So No?  I already took one copy back.  I am guessing something with the firmware but the last update was way back in 2010; I don't see why it would stop now...

Is it a PS3?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: DreamWarrior on July 02, 2012, 09:36:52 PM
Tourist Trap. Very Weird even for late 70's horror, but worth the watch. I checked it out because it is a personal favorite of Stephen Kings.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on July 02, 2012, 09:42:21 PM
Tourist Trap. Very Weird even for late 70's horror, but worth the watch. I checked it out because it is a personal favorite of Stephen Kings.

Personal favorite of mine, too.
My favorite line: "Your world is growing dark..." as Mr. Slausen applies his suffocating wax/compound/whatever to his victim's face.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on July 02, 2012, 10:51:38 PM
Director's Cut.
 cheers

Have you seen the Final Cut Ted?  Not too much difference really but just curious
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on July 03, 2012, 12:46:30 AM
Have you seen the Final Cut Ted?  Not too much difference really but just curious

I don't think I have.
Should I?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on July 03, 2012, 12:47:54 AM
I don't think I have.
Should I?


Yep.  It's Ridley's definitive vision and it looks gorgeous as well!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on July 03, 2012, 02:30:37 AM
Yep.  It's Ridley's definitive vision and it looks gorgeous as well!

Sold!
 cheers
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: kovacs01 on July 03, 2012, 06:37:05 AM
So No?  I already took one copy back.  I am guessing something with the firmware but the last update was way back in 2010; I don't see why it would stop now...

They are constantly changing the protection algorithms on blu.  If your last update was 2010, then it sounds like the manufacturer is slacking.  They should push a firmware update every 6 months or so.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Louie D. on July 03, 2012, 07:38:23 AM
(http://images.starpulse.com/news/bloggers/640389/blog_images/peep-show-3.jpg)

British comedy show with Mitchell & Webb which a friend turned me on to about a month ago.  It's HILARIOUS and I can't stop watching it, all 7 seasons are streaming on Netflix.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tob on July 03, 2012, 08:17:02 AM
(http://images.starpulse.com/news/bloggers/640389/blog_images/peep-show-3.jpg)

British comedy show with Mitchell & Webb which a friend turned me on to about a month ago.  It's HILARIOUS and I can't stop watching it, all 7 seasons are streaming on Netflix.

;D I love it too. The episode where Mark and Jez go on Mark's stag on the canal boat and the dog incident that occurs still makes me laugh when the memory crossed my mind.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: jayn_j on July 03, 2012, 09:23:15 AM
Tourist Trap. Very Weird even for late 70's horror, but worth the watch. I checked it out because it is a personal favorite of Stephen Kings.

I always thought Chuck "The Rifleman" Conners was kinda creepy, but this one is strange, even for him.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Louie D. on July 03, 2012, 09:34:13 AM
;D I love it too. The episode where Mark and Jez go on Mark's stag on the canal boat and the dog incident that occurs still makes me laugh when the memory crossed my mind.

That's a great one!  More Super Hans!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on July 03, 2012, 03:59:24 PM
Classic comedy from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.
All available on 4OD.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/10/Spaced.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on July 03, 2012, 10:19:18 PM
I always thought Chuck "The Rifleman" Conners was kinda creepy, but this one is strange, even for him.

At an informal (we were all drinking Bloody Marys) 1987 press conference for the premiere of the WEREWOLF TV series, Connors was getting annoyed with the line of questioning.  He apologized for getting pissy because everywhere he went for all those years, he was constantly fielding RIFLEMAN questions.  He was also tired of questions about his short career in sports (3 pro teams in baseball and basketball).  He told me afterwards, that no one remembered his sports career but every reporter who researched him before an interview always tried to act knowledgeable by asking him about baseball or basketball. That shit really pissed him off.

And, because none of us had yet seen WEREWOLF, there just wasn't an interesting question in the house. 
He was a huge dude, 6'6" with a ginormous craggy skull.  Fresh from the set, dressed in black and still in character as evil Janos Skorzeny, he was quite intimidating.
After he smacked down a few reporters who asked him about the Cubs or RIFLEMAN, a very uncomfortable silence fell on us reporters.  Connors was glaring at the lot of us and it sure seemed like the interview was over.

Now, this was no good.  We were at a premiere party.  It was a very casual setting -- big leather seating in an Albany, NY, lodge.  Every one of us was drinking free bloodies, eating free deviled eggs and werewolf claws and breathing in a possibly unhealthy amount of dry ice that was being pumped throughout the place.  There was a big screen playing the 1941 WOLF MAN in the background. The movie was only half-way through and it looked like Chuck had lost his desire to stay for the debut and watch WEREWOLF with us.

Did I mention that there was a long, uncomfortable pause?

Well, I decided to break it for the greater good.

"Mr Connors, did you put any Slausen into Skorzeny?"

Dude nearly fell out of his seat laughing.  I kid you not.
He roared (and I mean roared) "I love TOURIST TRAP!"

He cleared his assistant from the seat beside him and asked me to sit there.  He spent the next 5-10 minutes telling me how much fun he had making TT.  He said the filmmakers gave him all sorts of liberties with his performance.  They let him ad-lib and stray off script and rant and rave.  He told me it was the greatest fun he had ever had making a movie. He also told me that he always wanted to do more horror films because it was his favorite genre.  He even said that one of his greatest personal achievements was seeing TOURIST TRAP just briefly mentioned in Stephen King's DANSE MACABRE.  I kid you not.

Well. while all this was going on, the other reporters were busy looking at their feet.  They had probably not seen the movie and they felt left out.
(I soaked that shit up, I'm telling you.)

Then Lon met his match on the moors ("The path you walked was thorny...) and we all head over to the screen to watch WEREWOLF. 
On the way, Connors grabs me by the shoulder and steers me to a seat beside him (again) and I got to watch the debut alongside the big guy himself.
What was really cool about it, was how proud he was of his performance as the big, bad wolf.  Each time Janos came on the screen, he would elbow me and say shit like, "Watch this,"  or "listen to what I say here."
He was like a giant kid. His eyes were sparkling and he soaked up every minute of that pilot episode.

After the show, he was genuinely concerned about what we all thought of his performance.
And now after seeing him in WEREWOLF, the other reporters had zillions of questions for him.
That night, Chuck Connors had a great time. He laughed and drank with all of us for another hour or so.
When he left, he gave me his card and thanked me for helping him through a difficult time.
He passed away about 5 years later.
RIP Mr.Connors.






Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on July 04, 2012, 03:54:19 AM
At an informal (we were all drinking Bloody Marys) 1987 press conference for the premiere of the WEREWOLF TV series, Connors was getting annoyed with the line of questioning.  He apologized for getting pissy because everywhere he went for all those years, he was constantly fielding RIFLEMAN questions.  He was also tired of questions about his short career in sports (3 pro teams in baseball and basketball).  He told me afterwards, that no one remembered his sports career but every reporter who researched him before an interview always tried to act knowledgeable by asking him about baseball or basketball. That shit really pissed him off.

And, because none of us had yet seen WEREWOLF, there just wasn't an interesting question in the house. 
He was a huge dude, 6'6" with a ginormous craggy skull.  Fresh from the set, dressed in black and still in character as evil Janos Skorzeny, he was quite intimidating.
After he smacked down a few reporters who asked him about the Cubs or RIFLEMAN, a very uncomfortable silence fell on us reporters.  Connors was glaring at the lot of us and it sure seemed like the interview was over.

Now, this was no good.  We were at a premiere party.  It was a very casual setting -- big leather seating in an Albany, NY, lodge.  Every one of us was drinking free bloodies, eating free deviled eggs and werewolf claws and breathing in a possibly unhealthy amount of dry ice that was being pumped throughout the place.  There was a big screen playing the 1941 WOLF MAN in the background. The movie was only half-way through and it looked like Chuck had lost his desire to stay for the debut and watch WEREWOLF with us.

Did I mention that there was a long, uncomfortable pause?

Well, I decided to break it for the greater good.

"Mr Connors, did you put any Slausen into Skorzeny?"

Dude nearly fell out of his seat laughing.  I kid you not.
He roared (and I mean roared) "I love TOURIST TRAP!"

He cleared his assistant from the seat beside him and asked me to sit there.  He spent the next 5-10 minutes telling me how much fun he had making TT.  He said the filmmakers gave him all sorts of liberties with his performance.  They let him ad-lib and stray off script and rant and rave.  He told me it was the greatest fun he had ever had making a movie. He also told me that he always wanted to do more horror films because it was his favorite genre.  He even said that one of his greatest personal achievements was seeing TOURIST TRAP just briefly mentioned in Stephen King's DANSE MACABRE.  I kid you not.

Well. while all this was going on, the other reporters were busy looking at their feet.  They had probably not seen the movie and they felt left out.
(I soaked that shit up, I'm telling you.)

Then Lon met his match on the moors ("The path you walked was thorny...) and we all head over to the screen to watch WEREWOLF. 
On the way, Connors grabs me by the shoulder and steers me to a seat beside him (again) and I got to watch the debut alongside the big guy himself.
What was really cool about it, was how proud he was of his performance as the big, bad wolf.  Each time Janos came on the screen, he would elbow me and say shit like, "Watch this,"  or "listen to what I say here."
He was like a giant kid. His eyes were sparkling and he soaked up every minute of that pilot episode.

After the show, he was genuinely concerned about what we all thought of his performance.
And now after seeing him in WEREWOLF, the other reporters had zillions of questions for him.
That night, Chuck Connors had a great time. He laughed and drank with all of us for another hour or so.
When he left, he gave me his card and thanked me for helping him through a difficult time.
He passed away about 5 years later.
RIP Mr.Connors.









WEREWOLF, I loved that show, I taped it each week on BETA! ahh those were the days. Love to see it again.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on July 04, 2012, 04:19:25 PM
(http://images.starpulse.com/news/bloggers/640389/blog_images/peep-show-3.jpg)

British comedy show with Mitchell & Webb which a friend turned me on to about a month ago.  It's HILARIOUS and I can't stop watching it, all 7 seasons are streaming on Netflix.

"i'll section you!"
"NO i'll section YOU!"
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 06, 2012, 10:23:51 PM
The Big Sleep. No surprise it is still good.

In a few minutes, keeping the theme, we kick off The Maltese Falcon for the millionth time. I will let you all know if it is also still good.  8)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on July 06, 2012, 10:27:08 PM
"I distrust a man who says "when." If he's got to be careful not to drink too much, it's because he's not to be trusted when he does."
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 06, 2012, 10:33:17 PM
"I distrust a man who says "when." If he's got to be careful not to drink too much, it's because he's not to be trusted when he does."

Plain speaking it is then.

 cheers
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on July 06, 2012, 10:44:27 PM
The wife and I watched Serendipity last night and in a bit of serendipidousness Cool Hand Luke came from Blockbuster today and we watched that... Funny how things line up.

If you missed it Cool Hand Luke was John Cusak's favorote movie and later Kate saw a movie poster of it as a sign...in Serendipity which means happy accident. :D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on July 06, 2012, 11:12:20 PM
The Big Sleep. No surprise it is still good.

In a few minutes, keeping the theme, we kick off The Maltese Falcon for the millionth time. I will let you all know if it is also still good.  8)

 sm1
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 07, 2012, 06:50:02 PM
Great news guys. The Huston/Bogart Maltese Falcon is still awesome!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on July 08, 2012, 08:14:57 AM
Bottom.
More classic british comedy. This is as funny as it gets.
I saw them live three times. At an Edinburgh show i got hit in the face by a glass mis-thrown by Rik Mayall. Good times....

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/content/images/2007/10/04/bottom_1_396x222.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on July 08, 2012, 08:45:13 AM
 happy1

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on July 08, 2012, 09:09:40 AM
Haven't seen Bottom since it was 1st out, loved it then. Rewatched a few Young Ones recently and I don't think it has aged well.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on July 09, 2012, 10:17:22 AM
Picked up Green Fire (Grace Kelly) at a local flea market for $3.50 new.  Guess people don't watch old movies anymore.  Also picked up Kelly's Heroes and Cat on Hot Tin Roof.  They had many more and I plan to go back a bunch of DVDs from the WB archive collection. 

Anyways watched Green Fire (for the first time) and Kelly's Heroes again... 

I understand why Green Fire wasn't a hit; there wasn't enough conflict between the mine and the village/cofee bean plantation nor between Granger and Kelly...  Although Kelly did a great job...  This is one film that I think has a great story line but was a miss in the writing...

Kelly's Heroes was just as awesome as always... 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on July 12, 2012, 06:18:10 PM
3 stooges movie is DOGSHIT!
casa de mi padre is also DOGHSIT! i just dont get why people think will farrel is funny? he can barely get me to raise a smile never mind a laugh!

also watched the remake of silent house. the first 2 thirds are good that stick to the original. just as tense and looks good. then goes and pays a visit to dumbo land to explain everything meh! not a patch on the spanish original.

and cleanskin with sean bean. was ok i guess maybe 4/10? beans character just didnt fit into the over all plot? i didnt find it offensive like the othe other 2 movies above though.
i cant get over how much i hated the 3 stooges, not even larry david could save that festering TURD!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Juli on July 12, 2012, 06:23:05 PM
Also did not like the Three Stooges movie at all - not at all funny.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Louie D. on July 12, 2012, 08:44:28 PM
Bottom.
More classic british comedy. This is as funny as it gets.
I saw them live three times. At an Edinburgh show i got hit in the face by a glass mis-thrown by Rik Mayall. Good times....

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/content/images/2007/10/04/bottom_1_396x222.jpg)

Shit, LOVE me some Rik Mayall but I can't find it playing anywhere here in the states.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on July 13, 2012, 01:59:45 AM
Prometheus.  Pretty good, IMO.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 15, 2012, 09:01:37 AM
Encore has them available on On Demand so I said what the hell and yesterday was a Bond double feature... You Only Live Twice and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

I really like OHMSS a lot. It is different than the others and not just because of Lazenby. Then that ending was a shot in the head. Even though I have seen it before it was still ouch.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 15, 2012, 09:23:07 PM
Ed Wood. Very good. Depp and Landau made it good.

My favorite line from SJP. Its funny cause its so very true.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDV-UkF3D_Q
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 19, 2012, 09:53:25 PM
TCM for me tonight.

Forbidden Planet just ended and Gunga Din starts in ten minutes. 9:00 pm central.

Gunga Din a perfect start to a DKR weekend!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 20, 2012, 12:39:53 PM

Gunga Din a perfect start to a DKR weekend!  ;D

I was excited. Now Im just sad.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Through the Stones on July 20, 2012, 11:29:05 PM
Encore has them available on On Demand so I said what the hell and yesterday was a Bond double feature... You Only Live Twice and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

I really like OHMSS a lot. It is different than the others and not just because of Lazenby. Then that ending was a shot in the head. Even though I have seen it before it was still ouch.

I work at Starz Encore doing QC so we did all those bond films a month or so ago, I LOVED watching through all those again!

I could make a post on this thread every freaking day since I watch films eight hours out of each of them, but I won't, I'll just post the best and wrost of what I've seen here!  I have an account on IMDB and as I rate each film I watch it saves it under my account so I have a running total of EVERY film I've seen here at work.  In about eight months I'm at just under 600 and I gotta say, it's about 7 out of 10 films are a 6 or lower stars out of ten and about three out of 10 are a 7 and above.  I just can't believe how much CRAP gets made!

At any rate, top films I've seen here so far include: 
Ghostbusters - 1984
Incendies (Canadian film) - 2010
E.T. - 1982
Attack the Block - 2011
Rear Window - 1954Roman de gare - 2007
Cold Souls - 2009
Eagle vs. Shark - 2007
Delicatessen - 1991
Desert Flower - 2009
The Descendents - 2011
Moneyball - 2011
Kinky Boots - 2005
Fandango - 1985
Billy Liar - 1963
El Condor - 1970
The list goes on and on...

but...

Worst Films I've seen so far... (some of these have never seen a theater)
The Rage (horror) - 2007
What the #$**&@ Do We Know? (Ramtha recruiting documentary...it's honestly unreal) - 2004
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists - 2000 (first live action CG capture film ever... that should have never seen the light of day)
Jersey Shore Shark Attack - 2012 (yes Joey Fatone get chomped and it's highly hilarious)
The Luau - 2005
Danny Roane:  First Time Director - 2006 (poor Andy Dick... that poor poor guy)
Rolling - 2007 (documentary about the support of ecstasy)
Ablaze - 2001
Curse of Alcatraz - 2007
Critical Mass - 2001
Mac & Devin go to High School - 2012
Kung Fu Joe - 2009
Stealth Fighter - 1999
Battlefield Earth - 2000
Women in Film - 2001
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on July 21, 2012, 02:20:57 AM
Savages (2012).  Great flick.   thumbup thumbup
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 21, 2012, 02:25:07 PM
I work at Starz Encore doing QC so we did all those bond films a month or so ago, I LOVED watching through all those again!

I could make a post on this thread every freaking day since I watch films eight hours out of each of them, but I won't, I'll just post the best and wrost of what I've seen here!  I have an account on IMDB and as I rate each film I watch it saves it under my account so I have a running total of EVERY film I've seen here at work.  In about eight months I'm at just under 600 and I gotta say, it's about 7 out of 10 films are a 6 or lower stars out of ten and about three out of 10 are a 7 and above.  I just can't believe how much CRAP gets made!


The Bond thing was great, I think I wound up watching 8 in total again.

You have a dream job.

Welcome to APF.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on July 21, 2012, 04:49:45 PM
I work at Starz Encore doing QC so we did all those bond films a month or so ago, I LOVED watching through all those again!

I could make a post on this thread every freaking day since I watch films eight hours out of each of them, but I won't, I'll just post the best and wrost of what I've seen here!  I have an account on IMDB and as I rate each film I watch it saves it under my account so I have a running total of EVERY film I've seen here at work.  In about eight months I'm at just under 600 and I gotta say, it's about 7 out of 10 films are a 6 or lower stars out of ten and about three out of 10 are a 7 and above.  I just can't believe how much CRAP gets made!

At any rate, top films I've seen here so far include: 
Ghostbusters - 1984
Incendies (Canadian film) - 2010
E.T. - 1982
Attack the Block - 2011
Rear Window - 1954Roman de gare - 2007
Cold Souls - 2009
Eagle vs. Shark - 2007
Delicatessen - 1991
Desert Flower - 2009
The Descendents - 2011
Moneyball - 2011
Kinky Boots - 2005
Fandango - 1985
Billy Liar - 1963
El Condor - 1970
The list goes on and on...

but...

Worst Films I've seen so far... (some of these have never seen a theater)
The Rage (horror) - 2007
What the #$**&@ Do We Know? (Ramtha recruiting documentary...it's honestly unreal) - 2004
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists - 2000 (first live action CG capture film ever... that should have never seen the light of day)
Jersey Shore Shark Attack - 2012 (yes Joey Fatone get chomped and it's highly hilarious)
The Luau - 2005
Danny Roane:  First Time Director - 2006 (poor Andy Dick... that poor poor guy)
Rolling - 2007 (documentary about the support of ecstasy)
Ablaze - 2001
Curse of Alcatraz - 2007
Critical Mass - 2001
Mac & Devin go to High School - 2012
Kung Fu Joe - 2009
Stealth Fighter - 1999
Battlefield Earth - 2000
Women in Film - 2001

as much i love watching films i couldnt think of a worse job than being made to watch them!
UGH the dregs you HAVE to watch! battle field earth looks like torture on celluloid!
you poor man!
i think on the list of good films i enjoyed cold souls the most :) although i have only seen about half of them, the rest just dont fit into my scope of watching.

Savages (2012).  Great flick.   thumbup thumbup
quite looking forward to seeing savages. i think i will either love or hate it? hopefully love it :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 21, 2012, 05:21:02 PM
as much i love watching films i couldnt think of a worse job than being made to watch them!


What do you do for work? That having to watch bad movies would be so bad?

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 21, 2012, 05:26:57 PM
Ooops missed my modify space.  :P
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on July 21, 2012, 08:46:01 PM
What do you do for work? That having to watch bad movies would be so bad?


ive always worked for myself in various capacities.
mostly ive owned a bunch of shops.

i dont know but imagine the film you have watched in your life that you hated the most. then imagine having to sit through similair films again. i imagine that would happen a lot?
well i wouldn't want the job at any rate!

i did get offered the job of being a programmer in a cinema a couple of years ago, but i couldnt take it because of prior commitments :(
the cinema is also a super cool cinema which screen a lot of cult. that decision is probably one that i will think about quite a lot over the years as being one i should have done! i dont really do regrets, but if i did that would most likely go on the list!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 21, 2012, 09:33:54 PM
ive always worked for myself in various capacities.
mostly ive owned a bunch of shops.


Now I understand. Wish I could do it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Through the Stones on July 22, 2012, 11:53:52 AM
as much i love watching films i couldnt think of a worse job than being made to watch them!
UGH the dregs you HAVE to watch! battle field earth looks like torture on celluloid!
you poor man!
i think on the list of good films i enjoyed cold souls the most :) although i have only seen about half of them, the rest just dont fit into my scope of watching.
quite looking forward to seeing savages. i think i will either love or hate it? hopefully love it :)


Truth be told it's really not as bad as you would think.  It does take a certain kind of patience and acceptance for the situation but I definitely don't feel like I'm 'made' to watch them.  My degree is in writing and directing film with an emphasis on production so at the very least the bad ones encourage me that I could do better than that!  Hahaha! 

It's pretty cool to that I get to watch all of our originals (Boss, Spartacus, Magic City, etc...) before everyone else (going through the second season of Boss right now for August), but don't ask for any spoilers cause I won't talk!  I won't!   :D

The other cool thing is I'm watching these things on an $8000 production monitor in D5 format so I get to watch HD at 150mps rather than the compressed compressed version we all see on cable after satellites and hubs and all that.  Digital 5.1 surround too.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on July 22, 2012, 02:07:02 PM
The British Open or 'Open Championship' for you Brits/Ires...  Poor Adam Scott blew it!  Sorry Aussie land looks like between him and Greg Norman you guys are getting a rep from not closing... I guess Elkington (who live in Houston :)) will have to come out of retirement or Geoff is going to have to pick up his game to get you past it...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on July 22, 2012, 06:03:28 PM
Watched Alien and then Aliens.
Doesn't get any better than that.

(http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s462/hallucinationgeneration1/NukeOrbit.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on July 22, 2012, 06:11:32 PM
and now, they're watching us...

(http://sushibandit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/undocumentedaliens.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on July 22, 2012, 06:42:35 PM
Creepy.

These photos below were taken in 1998 after a night of clubbing and drug taking. The morning after we went for a bottle of wine and came across this exhibition in Glasgow city centre. I was feeling kind of trippy and these things were freaking me out. I swear i was seeing them move. Just slightly as i walked past.  :-\
In front of the Alien Queen, which was very, very cool, there was a couch and a tv with Aliens playing. My mate and I sat and watched the entire film sipping our Buckfast, while trying to be discreet. That didn't work but the people who ran the show were really cool and let us sit there drinking as long as we kept quiet.  ;D

(http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s462/hallucinationgeneration1/img437.jpg)
(http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s462/hallucinationgeneration1/img440.jpg)
(http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s462/hallucinationgeneration1/img435.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on July 22, 2012, 08:18:34 PM
Man, I'd suck the snot out of a xenomorph's blowhole to get my hands on that alien queen display.
Jeezum crow that is cool.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: ps. on July 23, 2012, 11:21:37 PM
finally got around to watching you were never lovelier ('42).

i'm as big a fan of ginger as any (see left photo) but my gosh, a rather young rita is something else.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on July 23, 2012, 11:24:13 PM
Star Trek 25th Anniv at the AMC...  My favorite was a clip of Worf's Screen Test when he looks at the guy in the shot and says "Don't F*** with me..."  Then they both smile and say "Hi Mom!"...  The restored episodes look great can't wait to buy the series...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on July 24, 2012, 02:52:58 AM
Jaws in cinema , London  ;D 8)

Ice Age 4.....meh , #3 was more fun.

New Fist of Fury starring Jackie Chan......passable fare.

Since they're goin sequel crazy I'd love another Jaws (if they put some effort into it......)

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on July 24, 2012, 02:55:06 AM
The wife and I watched Serendipity last night and in a bit of serendipidousness Cool Hand Luke came from Blockbuster today and we watched that... Funny how things line up.

If you missed it Cool Hand Luke was John Cusak's favorote movie and later Kate saw a movie poster of it as a sign...in Serendipity which means happy accident. :D

CHL is also Jake the Snakes fav.......
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on July 24, 2012, 12:00:02 PM
Just endured "John Carter". It had potential but the biggest problem with the film is Taylor Kitsch, who is simply one of the worst actors in the history of cinema. The guy makes Keanu Reeves look like Laurence Olivier. Talk about a wooden, unconvincing performance. The female lead (whatever her name is) was terrible too.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on July 24, 2012, 05:47:49 PM
Not a film but still very good.

Generation Kill.
Well worth a viewing and a read.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on July 24, 2012, 08:35:33 PM
Watched half of Battleshit.

'Nuff said.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on July 25, 2012, 03:40:58 PM
Watched half of Battleshit.

'Nuff said.
UGH! the trailer for that even sukd! how can you not get 2minutes of good footage from a movie and not make it look interesting?
apparently battle ships did. and it cost 100 mil to do so! LOL
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on July 25, 2012, 04:04:32 PM
Watched half of Battleshit.

'Nuff said.

Featuring Taylor Kitsch, the worst actor on the planet.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on July 25, 2012, 04:29:24 PM
Just watched BATMAN BEGINS and DARK KNIGHT.
Trying to get re-ignited for DKR...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 28, 2012, 04:38:42 PM
Finally got around to watching The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo.  I was awesome until the ending - WTF! 

Just saw it this afternoon. I thought it was very well done. As for the very ending...It fit.

Charlie, is this the new one or the "real" version....

Dont know bout Charlie but I watched the fake one.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 28, 2012, 04:44:06 PM
Just watched BATMAN BEGINS and DARK KNIGHT.
Trying to get re-ignited for DKR...


Did it this week too for the same reason. Nolan fanboy I am and proud of it.

I was going to see DKR today but maybe not til tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Matt on July 28, 2012, 05:56:00 PM
The First of a Few (1942) starring David Niven. (Ves's ears will be burning right now) Great flick about the development the Spitfire aeroplane back in the 1930's. Niven is all class chasing planes and girls.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on July 28, 2012, 11:32:28 PM
Did it this week too for the same reason. Nolan fanboy I am and proud of it.

I was going to see DKR today but maybe not til tomorrow.

Well I went after all and predictably as I am an unwashed and unabashed NFB I likeded much.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: idioteque on August 04, 2012, 07:19:23 PM
DKR - 7/10
Amour - 9/10
Holy Motors - 3/10
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Neo on August 06, 2012, 03:58:58 PM
Seeking Justice (2011) with Guy Pearce and Nicolas Cage.  Pretty darn good IMO.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on August 07, 2012, 03:41:13 AM
Just had a great film night, Brides of Dracula followed by Curse of the Werewolf, and topped it off with The Invisible Man (33)...

Which reminds me, I must pick-up an Invisible Man poster.... ;)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on August 07, 2012, 06:08:05 PM
Just had a great film night, Brides of Dracula followed by Curse of the Werewolf, and topped it off with The Invisible Man (33)...

Which reminds me, I must pick-up an Invisible Man poster.... ;)

Get two.  8)

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Post by: Hallucination Generation on August 09, 2012, 08:14:36 PM
Watched 'The Hunger Games'.
Just another let down in the world of cinema.
I don't get it.
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Post by: Juli on August 09, 2012, 10:01:50 PM
Watched 'The Hunger Games'.
Just another let down in the world of cinema.
I don't get it.

I read the book and was disappointed (book was okay but not great) so that told me right away that I would not care for the movie.

On another note, I would like to watch the movies that I have not yet seen on Sight and Sounds Top 50 list. Is there any easy way to get foreign films to watch? Does Netflix Instant have most of them or still very limited? I don't want to pay $2.99 or more each to view them on Amazon as there are like 30 films I need to see. I could get them at the library but I have trouble getting rides back and forth and then there's the chance they may not have it or the disc fails to play. Any tips are greatly appreciated.

Juli
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Post by: od_sf on August 10, 2012, 01:36:12 PM
Most of them are not available on Netflix instant, but they are all (or very nearly all) available on DVD or Blu-ray via Netflix. Let me know what you think of "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles" when you get to that one.  ;D
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Post by: Juli on August 10, 2012, 02:19:45 PM
Does Netflix still do the disc rentals? How much is it a month for unlimited disc rentals?

Thanks. I will let you know how that movie as well as the others are when I start watching them.

Juli
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Post by: Zorba on August 12, 2012, 09:24:31 PM
The Desert Fox last night and Inception this afternoon.

Even though I have seen em both a few times now I did enjoy em both. I like em both more every time I watch em.

Film is good.
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on August 13, 2012, 07:57:54 AM
Watched 'The Hidden' again last night.

It was the first film i ever got. We had loads of films in my house but they belonged to the family.
This was all mine. At 14 years old too!

"Go ahead, I'll cover you"
"I'd be safer if you didn't"
"Fine, i won't cover you"
"Okay, cover me!"
"D'you want me to fucking cover you or not?"
"I need you to cover me"
"Fine, I'll cover you"

Brilliant!
This film made the Porsche 928 my dream car and made Claudia Christian my favourite stripper.  :)

She just oozed sex appeal in this film.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7D6MY9svg5Q/Tsg-HKbRlmI/AAAAAAAABzg/51glX3r8FhU/s1600/The_Hidden9.jpg)
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on August 13, 2012, 08:07:42 AM
If anyone has a uk quad for this they would like to sell at a reasonable price i would be interested.
Not like 'Killer -i live life- posters' on ebay who has it up for £299.99. I mean i know it's a cult classic now but c'mon.

That guy needs to stop watching 'Killing Zoe'.
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Post by: Through the Stones on August 13, 2012, 02:54:57 PM
Watched Oranges and Sunshine (Australia 2010) on Friday night at work... drop kicked me right in the heart.  Movies like this (also Desert Flower) are a true testament that film can enlighten and teach rather than just entertain.  As an American, of course, I had NO CLUE that this was a true piece of history for England and Australia... I doubt they even released it in America (sarcasm).

Anyone have an Australian one sheet for this?
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Post by: Silhouette on August 13, 2012, 04:01:06 PM
They're a Weird Mob (1966)

Cute comedy Aussie film about the trials and tribulations of an Italian immigrant who arrives into Sydney to find his promised job no longer there so along the way he becomes homeless, a bricky, works hard, finds the girl etc etc.  The film stars Walter Chiari, Chips Rafferty and Clare Dunne.

Chiari, Italian and a mainly comedic actor, died in 1991 (aged 67) has on his gravestone "Don't worry, I'm merely catching up with sleep".
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on August 13, 2012, 06:25:49 PM
Watched 'Take me Home' earlier this evening.

Directed by and starring Sam Jaegar, and his wife who get's more beautiful as the film goes on.
It's actually okay.

(http://filmfest.scad.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Take-Me-Home.jpg)
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on August 16, 2012, 06:01:22 AM
Watched 'The Hidden' again last night.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7D6MY9svg5Q/Tsg-HKbRlmI/AAAAAAAABzg/51glX3r8FhU/s1600/The_Hidden9.jpg)

Oooooo! It's on Youtube.
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Post by: Zorba on August 19, 2012, 08:22:24 PM
The Prestige this afternoon.

Great stuff.  ;D

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Post by: Dread_Pirate_Mel on August 19, 2012, 08:36:00 PM
Original Shaft (1971), mostly worth watching because it's like a time-machine to a much grittier NYC from 40 years ago.

Richard Roundtree was bad mother___ too!

(http://ll-media.essence.com/archive/shaft-flashback-475-1.jpg)
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Post by: paul waines on August 20, 2012, 01:33:18 AM
Hey, watch your mouth...

He's talkin about John Shaft.

Then I can dig it... :D
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Post by: Neo on August 20, 2012, 01:41:32 AM
Dust to Glory (2005).  Very cool documentary about the Baja 1000 race.

Total Recall (2012).  Pretty darn good.
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Post by: od_sf on August 20, 2012, 11:07:27 AM
Does Netflix still do the disc rentals? How much is it a month for unlimited disc rentals?

Thanks. I will let you know how that movie as well as the others are when I start watching them.

Juli

Juli,

Yes Netflix still does disc rentals. Good thing too, as their on-demand selection is really poor. Unlimited DVDs (no streaming) with one DVD at a time is $7.99 per month.
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Post by: Neo on August 23, 2012, 10:32:15 PM
Neil Young Journeys (2012).  Good film.  Great recordings on it.  If you're a Neil Young fan, I would recommend it, especially if you haven't heard recordings from his shows on his 2010 tour.  Awesome mix of some plugged and unplugged music.  I was fortunate to see the show in Clearwater,FL.  Amazing to see a legend such as himself who seems to be as good, if not better, now as ever.  thumbup thumbup
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Post by: od_sf on August 24, 2012, 01:03:07 AM
"Jaws" - at Sundance Kabuki, on a nice screen, remastered. 6/5. Epic. So glad I finally got to see it on a nice theater screen.  sm1
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Post by: Neo on August 24, 2012, 10:20:23 PM
Sounds cool, od_sf.  I'm not a big fan of the aftermath of the movie, but the movie itself is a classic.  Hopefully there will be a re-release at a theater near me sometime.

The Hunter (2012).  Very good movie.
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Post by: Through the Stones on August 25, 2012, 01:52:33 AM
I just did The Raid: Redemption at work the other night... freaking unbelievable action movie.  You gotta make sure you watch the unrated version though so you can get all stabbing, machete chops and face shooting your little heart can handle!

Tonight, watching Donnie Brasco... fawget aboud it!
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Post by: brude on August 25, 2012, 07:59:10 AM
I just did The Raid: Redemption at work the other night... freaking unbelievable action movie.  You gotta make sure you watch the unrated version though so you can get all stabbing, machete chops and face shooting your little heart can handle!

I recently saw the star of this film (Iko Uwais) in MERANTAU (also directed by RAID's Gareth Evans), a much smaller action film that I really enjoyed.
Here is a trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtkLFm3QrmA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtkLFm3QrmA)

Now, I gotta get me a copy of THE RAID.  Looks smashing!

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Post by: teamweapon on August 25, 2012, 04:12:03 PM
I just did The Raid: Redemption at work the other night... freaking unbelievable action movie.  You gotta make sure you watch the unrated version though so you can get all stabbing, machete chops and face shooting your little heart can handle!

Tonight, watching Donnie Brasco... fawget aboud it!
i thought the raid was ok, neither amazing or terrible. it does borrow and awful lot of content, mostly from johnny to, but theres stuff from all over the place even down to sars wars and district 13.

i just watched hell which is a french post apocalypse movie. which was way better than expected, it was everything that the road wasnt. a very pleasant a really well acted little movie :)
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Post by: teamweapon on August 26, 2012, 06:04:03 PM
irving welch's ecstasy was just about the second worse thing ive seen this year! next to that horrid 3 stooges puke up of a film!

but on the plus side i also saw the fortress
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091069/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091069/)
rather an odd movie about a school class being kidnapped by brutes. i say odd because i couldnt work out who the target audience for the movie was?
it played like a kids film but it was overly violent to be aimed at kids with quite a strong suggestion of sexual molestation. have to say i quite enjoyed ith though.

also watched the trap with olly reid
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061115/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061115/)
i love most stuff with olly and this is no exception, the only niggle i had was the over powering and "rousing" theme tune that ran through it and made it sound like it was from the 50s. if it wasnt for that, this movie is quite timeless and without knowing other wise i would have said it was from the late 70s. would love to see a decent print of this
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Post by: brude on September 03, 2012, 09:00:43 AM
Finally got the opportunity to see THE DARK KNIGHT RISES at the theater last night.
Absolutely loved every minute of it.
My only complaint is that I've heard Nolan isn't going to make a fourth.
Is that true?
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Post by: Zorba on September 03, 2012, 05:38:07 PM
Kicks major ass!  ;D but yes sadly it is the end of the Nolan series.  :'(
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Post by: Dread_Pirate_Mel on September 08, 2012, 07:56:52 PM
People Are Strange, a 2010 documentary about the Doors.  

Seems like Jim Morrison was indeed drunk/stoned/high/out of control most of the time.  But the amount and quality of music - 6 albums - they pumped out in just six years is still amazing.

(http://www.posternirvana.com/Main/Genre-Music/pictures/picture-34.jpg)
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Post by: eatbrie on September 08, 2012, 08:09:18 PM
I went to see Raiders on Imax last night.  No freakin' posters!

Good thing I already got them somewhere else.

T
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Post by: Juli on September 08, 2012, 09:48:48 PM
I went to see Raiders on Imax last night.

Would you say it is worth spending $40 to see this on the big screen? Or should I save my money? (It would cost me that when I include cost for transportation to theater)

Juli
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Post by: eatbrie on September 08, 2012, 10:41:06 PM
Would you say it is worth spending $40 to see this on the big screen? Or should I save my money? (It would cost me that when I include cost for transportation to theater)

Juli

It was worth it to me, Juli.  I love the movie, and my wife, who was 2 went it first came out, had never seen it on a big screen.  I think she yawned a couple of times, but she liked it.

T
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Post by: brude on September 09, 2012, 11:05:22 AM
Just watched HIGH TENSION (2003), from France (HAUTE TENSION).
What begins as a lame sort of home invasion horror turns into something quite different.  Steals from countless other films of this type. 
Version I saw was dubbed. Not bad -- not that good, either.
Followed it with 2006's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, a truly awful waste of time.
I'm glad I didn't spend a dime on these two...
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Post by: kovacs01 on September 09, 2012, 12:10:39 PM
It was worth it to me, Juli.  I love the movie, and my wife, who was 2 went it first came out, had never seen it on a big screen.  I think she yawned a couple of times, but she liked it.

T

I saw it friday night, and I agree, I'd pay $40.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I did notice a couple of places where the effects did not really stand up to a large screen and hi-def.  But I had never seen it in a theater before.  Also, $40 might mean something different to me than it does to you. 

Jaws next please!
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Post by: Juli on September 09, 2012, 12:57:01 PM
$40 might mean something different to me than it does to you. 

Jaws next please!

Now if it were Schindler's List or Saving Private Ryan (my top 2 favorite movies ever) I would spend $40 in a heartbeat to see them in the theater. I am dying to see those two in a theater. Raiders ranks #16 for me on my all time favorite movies list. I think anything in my top 10 that I have yet to see in a theater I would pay $40 to see in a theater.

Juli
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Post by: Harry Caul on September 09, 2012, 01:06:05 PM
I saw it friday night, and I agree, I'd pay $40.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I did notice a couple of places where the effects did not really stand up to a large screen and hi-def.  But I had never seen it in a theater before.  Also, $40 might mean something different to me than it does to you. 

Jaws next please!

I saw Raiders on IMAX on Friday as well.  In the opening scene with the spiders on Alfred Molina's back -- the picture when all screwy/jittery.  My friend, who works in film production -- said it looked like an artifact of digital stabilization.  Meaning, in the original filming it was shaky so they run it through some software to digitally crop the edges and (supposedly) smooth out the shakes.  It looked AWFUL on the Raiders print and I was terrified that every other shot would look like that.  Luckily that seemed to be the only really egregious use.  Still, someone should have been fired for letting that slip into the production print.  It was SUPER distracting.

Still loved the movie though... it was awesome seeing it on the big screen again!  In my theater it was a bunch of 30-50 year old dudes, each with a bunch of kids in tow.  Pretty funny.
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Post by: Tob on September 09, 2012, 05:20:14 PM
Just watched HIGH TENSION (2003), from France (HAUTE TENSION).
What begins as a lame sort of home invasion horror turns into something quite different.  Steals from countless other films of this type. 
Version I saw was dubbed. Not bad -- not that good, either.

I have a similar view, Ted. I'm not quite sure the twist works. I still like it though, the death scene on the stairs made me squirm and the home invasion stuff was handled well despite being a bit derivative.

Have you seen À l'intérieur (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0856288/) or Frontiers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814685/)? A pair of French horrors from around the same time, both worth a watch IMO. I thought À l'intérieur was particularly effective at building the tension, one of my fave horrors of recent years.
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Post by: skyjackers on September 09, 2012, 06:49:03 PM
Just watched Sucker Punch, Watchmen and (best of all) There Will Be Blood. Found the Father/Son relationship very interesting.
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Post by: brude on September 10, 2012, 09:06:29 AM
Have you seen À l'intérieur (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0856288/) or Frontiers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814685/)? A pair of French horrors from around the same time, both worth a watch IMO. I thought À l'intérieur was particularly effective at building the tension, one of my fave horrors of recent years.

I've seen FRONTIERS, a suitably disturbing bloodbath for sure.
INSIDE is one I will have to look for.
Thanks for the lead, Tob!
 cheers
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Post by: od_sf on September 10, 2012, 12:15:44 PM
Going to Raiders IMAX tomorrow, and to the Indiana Jones marathon on Saturday. Can't wait!
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Post by: Through the Stones on September 11, 2012, 02:52:53 AM
I went to see Raiders on Imax last night.  No freakin' posters!

Good thing I already got them somewhere else.

T

I thought the posters weren't being given away at the Raiders show, but the Marathon show where they show all four back to back to back to back?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on September 11, 2012, 01:27:05 PM
I thought the posters weren't being given away at the Raiders show, but the Marathon show where they show all four back to back to back to back?

Yes that's correct. Hopefully they will hand out the posters at the beginning so that I can bounce before the 4th film starts.
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Post by: teamweapon on September 11, 2012, 05:52:17 PM
this movie was so retarded it gives bad movies a BAD name!!!
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd403/teamweapon/US%201sheet/mothers_day_JC02093_L.jpg)
i saw this in my YUTE and couldnt remember if it was good or bad [not a good sign] wish i hadnt bothered!

high tension was a really over hyped movie when it came out. but its dumb as shit! its almost impossible to watch a second time!
another pretty decent french movie the seemed to slip under the radar was "djins" i found that really quite entertaining.
on the other hand i also saw a movie [and i cant recall the title at all?] where a family has a car crash in a ravine and bump into a bunch of cave men! if i can remember the title i will definitely post it as it needs to be avoided, coz its RUBBISH!
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Post by: spazz on September 11, 2012, 09:47:15 PM
this movie was so retarded it gives bad movies a BAD name!!!
(http://i1218.photobucket.com197ums/dd403/teamweapon/US%201sheet/mothers_day_JC02093_L.jpg)
i saw this in my YUTE and couldnt remember if it was good or bad [not a good sign] wish i hadnt bothered!

high tension was a really over hyped movie when it came out. but its dumb as shit! its almost impossible to watch a second time!
another pretty decent french movie the seemed to slip under the radar was "djins" i found that really quite entertaining.
on the other hand i also saw a movie [and i cant recall the title at all?] where a family has a car crash in a ravine and bump into a bunch of cave men! if i can remember the title i will definitely post it as it needs to be avoided, coz its RUBBISH!
I'm guessing we won't see eye to eye on movies, I dig Mother's Day . On another note I just watched Satan's Children( 1974) for the um- teenth time, brilliant flick. Has anybody seen/own a 1sh or 1/2 sh .......anything they might be willing to part with for a reasonable price?
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Post by: teamweapon on September 12, 2012, 07:51:54 PM
I'm guessing we won't see eye to eye on movies, I dig Mother's Day . On another note I just watched Satan's Children( 1974) for the um- teenth time, brilliant flick. Has anybody seen/own a 1sh or 1/2 sh .......anything they might be willing to part with for a reasonable price?
mmmmmm never seen satans children i dont think?
it looks a damn site more entertaining to my eyes than mothers day [which i do own the poster for!, quite like the poster though :0]
think i might go and download that one?
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Post by: brude on September 12, 2012, 10:51:40 PM
I just saw Joel Schumacher's BLOOD CREEK (aka TOWN CREEK).
Kinda liked it.  Entertaining and offbeat.
Here's the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgNjaewiCdg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgNjaewiCdg)
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Post by: Charlie on September 12, 2012, 11:00:11 PM
Prestiege... Always glad the right brother was hanged... in terms of fatherhood.
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Post by: teamweapon on September 18, 2012, 06:42:33 PM
pandemonium.

super whacky cheese ball and VERY 80s.
sort of like rocky horror with out the cacky songs and lots of sleaze.
considering there was hardly any story this didnt get boring at all. there plenty happens just no story to speak of.
if you like films with lots of nudity and silly characters cant recommend enough :)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093700/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093700/)
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Post by: kovacs01 on September 20, 2012, 04:57:21 AM
Just watched Sucker Punch

Same here.  Audio-visually, it was quite the spectacle, especially in my home theater.  But the film was a steaming pile of shit.  Just because all of the protagonists are suffering from psychotic breaks does not mean you can throw together in incoherent mass of gobbledygook and call it a plot.  That is, in fact, the biggest challenge of making such a film.  The whole thing felt like a series of video game cut scenes interspersed around the barest hint of a story.  They fought terra-cotta warriors in what might pass for feudal China.  Then, they fought clockwork-zombie German soldiers in what looked to be WWI.  Then came a bunch of orcs and a dragon straight out of Lord of the Rings in a world that looked just like, you guessed it, Middle Earth.  Finally came a bunch of "I-Robots" on a train in a futuristic world.  All the while cutting back to the imaginary bordello which is in reality a psych ward full of abusive caretakers.  The whole thing was a mountain of garbage, and only good for showing off home theater equipment.  For examples of this plot concept done right, stick with MirrorMask or Pan's Labyrinth.
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Post by: Ari on September 21, 2012, 07:16:22 AM
Tomorrow night I get to see mad max on the big screen with a q and a with Steve bisley.while I won't claim to be a mad max fan boy, it will be something on the big screen, especially in this crappy one horse town.
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Post by: brude on September 21, 2012, 10:14:21 AM
Lucky drongo. 

(http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=1174088&t=o) wynk
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Post by: 50s on September 21, 2012, 10:39:31 AM
Tomorrow night I get to see mad max on the big screen with a q and a with Steve bisley.while I won't claim to be a mad max fan boy, it will be something on the big screen, especially in this crappy one horse town.

That sounds great! Albany rocks
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Post by: 50s on September 21, 2012, 10:48:34 AM
Reminds me, I'll be seeing this soon:

(http://www.mysterycorp.com/temp/hitchcock_doublebill.jpg)

More info (http://www.popcorntaxi.com.au/2012/08/events/hitchcock-double-bill-vertigo-rear-window/) I dont see much so this should be good. I've seen Rear Window but not Vertigo!

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Post by: Charlie on September 22, 2012, 09:55:29 AM
Wish I was in NSW and could join in on the fun...

I finally got around to watching THX 1138... I know,  what took so long. It reminded me of The Island guess it should have been the other way around.
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Post by: Ari on September 22, 2012, 10:06:18 AM
That was great, met Steve bisley had a couple of ciggies and a chat before hand, movie looked and sounded great, made all the difference, compared to small screen. Very happy, now to convince them to let me screen Nekromantik.......

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Post by: brude on September 22, 2012, 10:15:24 AM
I know Bisley played 'Goose,' but did he bring any nail clippings from Toe Cutter?
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Post by: Ari on September 22, 2012, 10:20:33 AM
Haha I didn't ask, shame on me, he is hanging around a couple of days I believe so if I run into him i will ask.
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Post by: jayn_j on September 22, 2012, 11:07:32 AM
Wish I was in NSW and could join in on the fun...

I finally got around to watching THX 1138... I know,  what took so long. It reminded me of The Island guess it should have been the other way around.

It is too bad that we are all scattered around the world.  Several of us have some pretty nice home theaters.  Not a 4k transfer, but 1080P on a 120" screen from 12' is pretty damned good.  Especially when the sound system is so much better than at the theaters.

So, y'all come on up To Milwaukee next month, hear?  ;)
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Post by: idioteque on September 28, 2012, 03:38:17 AM
LOOPER

Absolutely brilliant!
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Post by: spazz on September 28, 2012, 07:53:56 AM
LOOPER

Absolutely brilliant!

Looks good, will definitly check it out.

Saw DREDD the other night, FANTASTIC, just wish more folks would get out and support hard R action films.
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Post by: 50s on September 28, 2012, 08:38:56 AM
So, y'all come on up To Milwaukee next month, hear?  ;)

Don't know much about Milwaukee, except Happy Days. Is there a Blueberry Hill (where Richie found his thrills)?

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Post by: jayn_j on September 28, 2012, 02:30:47 PM
Don't know much about Milwaukee, except Happy Days. Is there a Blueberry Hill (where Richie found his thrills)?



Nah, but there is a Goodrich Lane right along Lake Michigan.  Expensive houses now, but it used to be a popular parking spot and how the road got named.  Goodrich Lane.  Where the rubber meets the road :)

They reported back in the day that Tom Miller, the producer had grown up in Milwaukee and that Arnolds was based on a combination of two popular drive-ins, the Milky Way and the Pig 'n Whistle.  The Pig 'n Whistle was torn down about 3 years ago, but the Milky Way lives on as Kopps Frozen Custard, where we stop every couple of months.  None of Happy days was actually filmed here.
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Post by: Desk Job on September 29, 2012, 05:35:32 PM
Star Wars: A New Hope - Despecialized Edition
If Lucas won't give us a proper HD version, at least we have people like this guy skilled enough to go over his head and do it for him.

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-REMASTERED-is-now-released/topic/12713/

(http://www.geekinheels.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/harmys_star_wars_despecialized_edition_new_hope_cover-510x382.png)
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Post by: spazz on September 30, 2012, 07:42:30 AM
Star Wars: A New Hope - Despecialized Edition
If Lucas won't give us a proper HD version, at least we have people like this guy skilled enough to go over his head and do it for him.

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-REMASTERED-is-now-released/topic/12713/

(http://www.geekinheels.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/harmys_star_wars_despecialized_edition_new_hope_cover-510x382.png)
Thank you sir  thumbup
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Post by: 50s on September 30, 2012, 09:12:30 AM
Watched in the theatre today Rififi (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048021/) 1955, Director: Jules Dassin

Very entertaining. About a jewel heist. Includes 7 mins section of no dialogue/music during the heist.

(http://www.cinemart.gr/news/data/upimages/rififi2.jpg) (http://www.cinemart.gr/news/data/upimages/rififi8.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/it/b/ba/Rififi-1955-Dassin.png) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OQmEa5OKyOI/S8yBFhIZAQI/AAAAAAAAUgA/CtOXMDe1gIs/s1600/RififiGirl07.jpg)

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Post by: Ari on September 30, 2012, 09:41:45 AM
Wow, glad you liked it Steve, top film.
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Post by: Bruce on September 30, 2012, 09:59:29 AM
Didn't he steal that "7 mins section of no dialogue/music during the heist" from Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible?

I hate movies that can't come up with original ideas!
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Post by: Harry Caul on September 30, 2012, 11:18:34 AM
Watched in the theatre today Rififi (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048021/) 1955, Director: Jules Dassin

An ace film.  I've seen it plenty of times, but never in the theater.... jealous!!!
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Post by: archie leach on September 30, 2012, 04:53:10 PM
An ace film.  I've seen it plenty of times, but never in the theater.... jealous!!!

One of my favorites.  It's the original Reservoir Dogs! :)
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Post by: Dread_Pirate_Mel on October 01, 2012, 09:02:54 PM
Forbidden Planet: Wow, very impressive color and visuals for 1956! I had no idea it was filmed in color.  10 years ahead of its time.

(http://library.duke.edu/lilly/film-video/images/forbidden-planet.jpg)

(http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv275/Forty_Candles/2012/forbiddenplanet10026.jpg)

The bad news: It really would have made a better book than a movie. Very slow and stilted dialogue.  Wouldn't mind seeing a remake....

P.S. Was surprised the iconic "robot carrying woman" is not in the movie.  Was that a deleted scene?
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Post by: Ari on October 01, 2012, 10:09:26 PM
Remake? No comment ;) ahh stuff it, it's not a great film by any stretch, it is a fun film, but as with most mainstream SF cinema, it doesn't have much behind it to make for anything engrossing or thought provoking, it's a little adventure tale set in the future. I can't see a remake doing anything this doesn't except better spfx. Or change it entirely in which it isn't a remake, except in name.

There are good harder SF from the era, and before and since, but they are few and far between. For me films like FP are fun for nostalgia alone.

Now.... I watched last night A SERBIAN FILM, after many months hearing about this film, and telling myself I wouldn't watch it, I finally caved and put it on, while I never read spoilers, and don't even read reviews except ones by friends I skim read if I haven't seen the film, just to get a general, I LIKED IT, I LIVED IT, I HATED IT, etc vibe from people I know and trust, so it was a pretty blind viewing, all I know is it was being touted as outdoing SALO, AUGUST UNDERGROUND FILMS, etc, so I held my breath and pressed play.

Was nowhere near as disgusting as I expected, in fact a quite good storyline, with a good lead, and well shot film, much higher production values than I expected. Looked great. There are some scenes, two in particular that are very disturbing, which I won't describe, I am sure if you want you will find described on the Internet somewhere. Very powerful scenes, and really screwed up. One I particular is disturbing, the other should be SO MIND BENDINGLY DISGUSTING but it isn't as powerful as it should have been, it's screwed up, really, and if I wrote it people would probably ban me from apf. Anyways, if you can stomache rough hard hitting violence, erect penises, violent S&M/rape, torture, and in your face taboo breaking give it a shot, if SALO or cannibal holocaust or Lisa films shock you, run, run very fast.
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Post by: brude on October 02, 2012, 01:01:22 AM
Star Wars: A New Hope - Despecialized Edition
If Lucas won't give us a proper HD version, at least we have people like this guy skilled enough to go over his head and do it for him.

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-REMASTERED-is-now-released/topic/12713/

(http://www.geekinheels.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/harmys_star_wars_despecialized_edition_new_hope_cover-510x382.png)

Nice.  thumbup
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Post by: Bruce on October 02, 2012, 08:13:47 AM
Forbidden Planet was poorly written because it was based on a play called The Tempest by some hack named Shakespeare!
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Post by: teamweapon on October 02, 2012, 04:26:43 PM
Remake? No comment ;) ahh stuff it, it's not a great film by any stretch, it is a fun film, but as with most mainstream SF cinema, it doesn't have much behind it to make for anything engrossing or thought provoking, it's a little adventure tale set in the future. I can't see a remake doing anything this doesn't except better spfx. Or change it entirely in which it isn't a remake, except in name.

There are good harder SF from the era, and before and since, but they are few and far between. For me films like FP are fun for nostalgia alone.

Now.... I watched last night A SERBIAN FILM, after many months hearing about this film, and telling myself I wouldn't watch it, I finally caved and put it on, while I never read spoilers, and don't even read reviews except ones by friends I skim read if I haven't seen the film, just to get a general, I LIKED IT, I LIVED IT, I HATED IT, etc vibe from people I know and trust, so it was a pretty blind viewing, all I know is it was being touted as outdoing SALO, AUGUST UNDERGROUND FILMS, etc, so I held my breath and pressed play.

Was nowhere near as disgusting as I expected, in fact a quite good storyline, with a good lead, and well shot film, much higher production values than I expected. Looked great. There are some scenes, two in particular that are very disturbing, which I won't describe, I am sure if you want you will find described on the Internet somewhere. Very powerful scenes, and really screwed up. One I particular is disturbing, the other should be SO MIND BENDINGLY DISGUSTING but it isn't as powerful as it should have been, it's screwed up, really, and if I wrote it people would probably ban me from apf. Anyways, if you can stomache rough hard hitting violence, erect penises, violent S&M/rape, torture, and in your face taboo breaking give it a shot, if SALO or cannibal holocaust or Lisa films shock you, run, run very fast.

i think production values on this movie is the most shocking element? it looks fantastic on the big screen!
also i dont even think its all that shocking really, more funny as it tries really hard to shock, so much so its just funny.
it reminds me of the visual version of listening to whitehouse.
i enjoyed it a lot but its a MILLION miles away from irreversible which is the hardest movie i have ever seen. just relentlessly down beat :(
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Post by: od_sf on October 03, 2012, 04:14:49 PM
LOOPER

What a mess. 2/5. How this got 94% positive on rotten tomatoes is beyond me.
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Post by: Silhouette on October 03, 2012, 05:39:59 PM
Forever Young a 2005 doco by Michael Sheridan on James Dean

Acting aside, sometimes you forget how insanely cool the guy was in the early 50s.

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Post by: brude on October 03, 2012, 10:54:18 PM
AMERICAN HORROR STORY
Easily the most entertaining thing I have ever seen on television.
No offense to THE WALKING DEAD, but this is head and shoulders above it.
Exceptionally well scripted and acted, creepy and cool.

(http://www.clattoverata.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/American-Horror-Story-Poster-352x500.jpg)
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Post by: Neo on October 04, 2012, 12:38:05 AM
Judge Dredd 3D.  A lot different than the original, in various ways, but it's pretty good.  It's a fun one to see on the big screen.
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Post by: Ari on October 04, 2012, 12:54:03 AM
You do realise it's not a remake? It's a comic book first and foremost. The first movie failed on every level to do the comic justice.
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Post by: Neo on October 04, 2012, 01:01:39 AM
I've never checked out the comics, Ari, but I've heard they are classics.  I was just surprised at how different this one is than the first one.
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Post by: Ari on October 04, 2012, 01:26:07 AM
He is a character from 2000AD comics, which are very popular in the UK, and as such Australia. The first screen adaption was nothing like the comic hero, and made fans want to kill themselves, so we are hoping this one delivers.
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on October 05, 2012, 05:44:08 PM
I never knew 'Rock of Ages' was a musical.
It was 'effing torture.

Watched a real film very soon afterwards to feel like a man again.

(http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/term2/t2-%28199%29.jpg)

"Jesus, you were gonna kill that guy!"
"Of course, I'm a terminator"

Brilliant.

I love listening to the Carolco logo and then hear the haunting sound of the intro.
I get shivers every time.
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on October 05, 2012, 05:54:42 PM
Watched 'Dear John' the other night as well.  >:(

All for nothing too!
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Post by: Silhouette on October 05, 2012, 05:57:56 PM
I never knew 'Rock of Ages' was a musical.
It was 'effing torture.

 ;D

Well you'll love Sweeney Todd then...
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Post by: Ari on October 05, 2012, 07:37:17 PM
I couldn't get through sweet tod, the songs were terrible, the film looked good, but sounded like shit.

Watched killer klowns from outerspace last night. I haven't seen it forever twenty years it was a favourite n my teen years, it's a bit boring now though the costumes and stop motion animation were great, and the circus tent set design etc, some small chuckles. Makes you wonder why the poster, while nice is so so expensive, might have cross over appeal due to the soundtrack (one song) by THE DICKIES.
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Post by: Charlie on October 06, 2012, 06:19:09 PM
Getting ready to watch Hotel Transylvania with the wife and daughter... interestingly she picked it over Frankenweenie....
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Post by: Ari on October 21, 2012, 02:46:56 AM
LOOPER

What a mess. 2/5. How this got 94% positive on rotten tomatoes is beyond me.

It suffers from the same fate as inception, or the matrix, or whatever, in that it thinks it's clever and tricks fools into believing it is clever.

It was an ok time waster, the plot holes can be counted on two hands before you give up, but it's not too dull, worth a watch when it's weekly rental, and you have a lazy Sunday afternoon, just don't go in thinking your brain will be challenged.

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Post by: Silhouette on October 21, 2012, 04:13:32 AM
It suffers from the same fate as inception, or the matrix, or whatever, in that it thinks it's clever and tricks fools into believing it is clever.


Matrix for me was good yarn (albeit stretched over 3 movies when 2 would have been enough), but Inception I agree, it was a sleeper hit - by that means I fell asleep watching it and you had to hit me to wake me up. Another sleeper hit you can add Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -  just because it's British doesn't always make it arty, subtle or brilliant - spent so much time trying to be clever with the plot forgot about the fact it was a movie.

On the other hand Time Machine was on earlier today, a classic - most excellent. Rod Taylor a top Aussie actor despite the 'almost' British accent.
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Post by: Ari on October 21, 2012, 10:28:19 AM
The collector, basically saw, but a bit different. Like saw? Watch it, don't, don't.
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Post by: Dread_Pirate_Mel on October 21, 2012, 01:38:18 PM
Add Prometheus to the list of disappointing sequels/prequels: Prometheus, Tron Legacy, Indiana Jones & The Crystal Skull, Superman Returns - I looked forward to them, wanted to like them, but they are all just hopeless messes.  

Charlize Theron's character was pointless, characters did not act logically (hey, we just discovered the source of humanity! oh yeah, whatev....), etc.

Two scenes were cool - the robot surgery scene and the galaxy projection scene:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m824d6o1Vm1qbg6fto1_500.jpg)

(http://ruthlessculture.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/prom1.jpg)
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Post by: Silhouette on October 21, 2012, 02:21:32 PM
Add Prometheus to the list of disappointing sequels/prequels: Prometheus, Tron Legacy, Indiana Jones & The Crystal Skull, Superman Returns - I looked forward to them, wanted to like them, but they are all just hopeless messes.  

Charlize Theron's character was pointless, characters did not act logically (hey, we just discovered the source of humanity! oh yeah, whatev....), etc.


Can't disagree on Prometheus, just bounced along the surface never really got any meat on the bones (or tofu if Ari if reading this). And Theron's character was just annoying, I couldn't figure what she was there for, frankly it would have been cool to some how have Sigourney Weaver playing that role (as an ancestor to herself...?).
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Post by: Ari on October 21, 2012, 09:19:28 PM
I liked it, but I saw in 3d and might have concentrated on the 3d as I can't remember too much story, might have to rewatch at home. But I did come out thinking it was a good installment, certainly better than part 4.
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Post by: brude on October 22, 2012, 06:55:31 AM
Just watched APOLLO 18 (trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpVnot2u5B8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpVnot2u5B8))
I liked it.  Not a classic, but a cool little thriller that really creeps up on you.
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Post by: Charlie on October 22, 2012, 10:16:20 AM
I watched Dark Shadows, twice.  It was a decent film to watch the first time but second time around I kept finding background holes that were not filled (to my satisfaction) in the story.  Overall it was a fun film.  And in some odd twist I found Eva Green completely unattractive... (http://www.cod1.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/s6/scratch_head.gif)
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Post by: Ari on October 22, 2012, 10:14:03 PM
Hostel 2, an ok film this time, much better than the first film which I hated, less torture porn, more story. It's a shame though that both don't fully explore and and make use of this secret rich society/club, it's plausible, and could be creepy as well as gory. But part two does better than the first and the characters while still not likeable are at least not as vomit enduring as the first.
No where near as much violence and blood as the first, but still enough for this old fella.
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Post by: Through the Stones on October 22, 2012, 11:23:00 PM
Just passed through The Diving Bell and Butterfly and Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood of War at work so they should be on Starz sometime soon.  Diving Bell is just a great great film and if you like gritty war films than Tae Guk Gi will surely please.  It's set in the Korean war and focuses only on the South Koreans and more to the point, two brothers in the same unit. 
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on October 23, 2012, 05:56:44 PM
Just passed through The Diving Bell and Butterfly

Yes i liked that. An inspirational story and enjoyable too. I think i have the quad for that someplace.

Just watched The Informers, again.
The book was better as they usually are but seeing Amber Heard in her birthday suit does make it more visually engrossing.
All of Bret Easton Ellis' books are good and the movies they spawn aren't half bad. American Psycho being the best example.
I still use the phrase "I have to return some videotapes" when i want out of a conversation.

Also The Killer Inside Me. Very dark and well, dark.  :)
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Post by: brude on October 23, 2012, 08:06:16 PM
The book was better as they usually are but seeing Amber Heard in her birthday suit does make it more visually engrossing.

A gross understatement for sure.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ymp4-iv9fsQ/UBg4l6zpphI/AAAAAAAAAQ0/c_0q8aRy-kY/s1600/hot-Amber-Heard-Wallpaper.jpg)
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on October 23, 2012, 08:15:40 PM
Isn't that the girl from American Pie?
Still nice though.  ;D
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Post by: brude on October 23, 2012, 08:21:22 PM
Isn't that the girl from American Pie?
Still nice though.  ;D

It was from a page of Amber Heard wallpapers.
Changed out now.
 cheers
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on October 23, 2012, 08:26:01 PM
She is a beauty.
Definitely in the top ten.
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Post by: eatbrie on October 26, 2012, 01:54:55 AM
The screening frenzy begins.

The Impossible
4 out of 5 - Amazing tsunami scenes, a little predictable towards the end.
Anna Karenina 3 1/2 out of 5 - Not exactly what I expected, but great acting from all the leads.

Next up... Cloud Atlas tomorrow.

T
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Post by: Ari on October 26, 2012, 02:39:46 AM
Dredd, see this fools, see it in 3d and see it now
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Post by: paul waines on October 26, 2012, 11:37:33 AM
Did watch Dark Shadows the other day, I enjoyed it. Yvonne not so much, but what do Women know about these things... ;)

Had to give Barbarella a re-run due to the recent purcase ( the poster still doing what it was meant to do) and followed it with another fav, The Blues Brothers...  8)
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Post by: Charlie on October 27, 2012, 11:31:29 AM
Finally got around to a viewing of 'Drive' I found the over use of silence in the dialogue totally frustrating and unbelievable... It seemed forced for effect and I kept thinking more about that than the film and the 'self sacrifice' plot was not effective at all.  And for a film called drive I thought the car scenes relatively mild and non-exciting. I got a better motorhead hard-on last week from watching Wayne's mechanic pull out the crank shaft of a porshe roaster on Chasing Classic Cars... The only shining star in the film was the lead actress Carey Mulligan who I thought wonderful subtle and powerful... And the idea of a jewish mobster in the form of Albert Brooks insane comical, but heck he was awesome...
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on October 27, 2012, 11:54:27 AM
I thought Drive was rubbish the first time but when i watched it again it all clicked. I've saw it a few times now.

I saw 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' last night. It was good but i didn't understand the attitude toward the leading character.
I'm trying not to give out storyline details but it perplexed me.

Also saw the new Spiderman film. It was 'effing rubbish, although judging by the reviews online it looks like I'm alone in that thought.
The story was shit, the villain was stupid, there was too many cringe-worthly scenes and even Emma Stone in a short skirt couldn't rescue it. It's a bad day when that's the case.
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Post by: teamweapon on October 27, 2012, 06:23:44 PM
I thought Drive was rubbish the first time but when i watched it again it all clicked. I've saw it a few times now.

I saw 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' last night. It was good but i didn't understand the attitude toward the leading character.
I'm trying not to give out storyline details but it perplexed me.

Also saw the new Spiderman film. It was 'effing rubbish, although judging by the reviews online it looks like I'm alone in that thought.
The story was shit, the villain was stupid, there was too many cringe-worthly scenes and even Emma Stone in a short skirt couldn't rescue it. It's a bad day when that's the case.

yeah i just watched that too.
whilst i didnt think it was utter turd, the first hour could be skipped by and most of the characters were annoying, including spiderman!
but i have to say i did like the action scenes, its just there wasnt enough action in it and i think seeing it in 3d might have actually made a difference especially to the POV shots in it.
i mean come on it wasnt as bad as battle LA!

also watched first snow with guy pierce this week, which was a really good thriller.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on October 27, 2012, 06:42:13 PM

i mean come on it wasnt as bad as battle LA!


I liked Battle LA but tastes are different.  :)

Spiderman just doesn't make sense to me.
At least Maguire was kind of original. The new one just seemed to be poorly written with a very thin storyline.
Plus, how many 16 year old boys are expert sewers and could manufacture their own spiderman costume?!
Never mind all the technology stuff.

Hadn't heard of that 'First Snow' flick till now. I'll need to see it.
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Post by: Zorba on October 27, 2012, 07:44:17 PM
A triple header today.

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave on the cable, Grand Prix and Goon (again) on Blu Ray.

Christopher Lee was Christopher Lee. Not the best but not the worst of his performances.

Grand Prix is a bit long with the some NOT needed melodramatic scenes but the racing is filmed with great love. If you can make it through the intermission you are half way home. Its good for at least one view if just for the racing shots.

Goon is always good. A Slap shot for the next generation. Good moronic fun.
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Post by: Ari on October 27, 2012, 11:51:22 PM
I thought Drive was rubbish the first time but when i watched it again it all clicked. I've saw it a few times now.

I saw 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' last night. It was good but i didn't understand the attitude toward the leading character.
I'm trying not to give out storyline details but it perplexed me.

Also saw the new Spiderman film. It was 'effing rubbish, although judging by the reviews online it looks like I'm alone in that thought.
The story was shit, the villain was stupid, there was too many cringe-worthly scenes and even Emma Stone in a short skirt couldn't rescue it. It's a bad day when that's the case.


Re Spider-Man, I dunno if people say it overseas but Derr....

Re KEVIN, interested to know what you mean, I saw it a while back, won't say I "enjoyed" it, I thought it was very good though, especially since I thought it might be a rom com by the title ;)

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Post by: Neo on October 28, 2012, 12:53:12 AM
Looper.  Very good.   thumbup thumbup
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Post by: Neo on October 28, 2012, 01:04:05 AM

Dredd, see this fools, see it in 3d and see it now


Good to hear that the new one was better received from a fan of the original story in the comics.   cool1  I thought it was pretty darn good, it was just a little shocking to go in expecting something similar to the first one, but it's cool that they went a different direction with the new one.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: tstatum on November 03, 2012, 10:48:30 PM
Watched Rock of Ages And the Cabin in the Woods tonight.  Rock of Ages horrible nuff said.  Cabin I liked that it went in a different wY then the norm of slasher films.  I would say liked it a lot.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on November 04, 2012, 01:18:20 AM
Demons, used to love it as a a teenager, it's ok, pretty boring as there is no story but there's some good scenes and a few top songs from SAXON.
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Post by: teamweapon on November 04, 2012, 12:32:56 PM
Demons, used to love it as a a teenager, it's ok, pretty boring as there is no story but there's some good scenes and a few top songs from SAXON.
saw it not that long ago and thought it stood up pretty well considering? i know there is no logic AT ALL within the movie, but some how it dosnt seem to matter that much? at least it moves along at a fair old pace.
i just watched this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VpZu69OB2KM
im not one for 80s action flicks but as trash goes this is almost up there with joseph lai standards!
some amazingly bad dialogue and very slowly executed tai kwan do. but boy do those kids ROCK!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 04, 2012, 02:12:46 PM
'The Watch' - Was that a comedy? I laughed once at a dick joke.
'Total Recall' (2012) - Just rubbish.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: erik1925 on November 04, 2012, 02:38:42 PM
It was time, last night, for another viewing of Laughton's version of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME ( RKO 1939). Truly a spectacular production from every aspect- sets, costumes, casting, music. Laughton was brilliant, and his insistence to have Maureen O'Hara cast as Esmeralda, in her first US film, was spot on.

As was done with Lon Chaney, 14 years earlier, when he played the Phantom, no first release publicity materials featured Laughton in the Hunchback makeup. All the more reason to surprise audiences.  clap

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/THE-HUNCHBACK-OF-NOTRE-DAME-Large-U-S-Movie-Poster-CHARLES-LAUGHTON-/00/s/NjczWDQ1MA==/$(KGrHqZ,!ogE9c9GnFh-BPetmr,8jw~~60_58.JPG)

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Post by: Ari on November 05, 2012, 02:45:50 AM
Demons 2, mostly better than the first, faster pace, much more exciting, the music wasn't as good though. Oh well part three tonight.

Also boy in the plastic bubble, oh man mike brady is dad and vinnie barberino as son in a plastic cage. How can it be wrong?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on November 05, 2012, 08:17:32 AM
Demons 2, mostly better than the first, faster pace, much more exciting, the music wasn't as good though. Oh well part three tonight.

DEMONS 3? 
THE CHURCH?

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on November 05, 2012, 08:49:11 AM
The ogre
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on November 05, 2012, 08:58:51 AM
That's news to me.
You kids and your imagination....  wynk
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on November 05, 2012, 09:08:33 AM
Right on pops

(http://freetorr.com/r/preview/70/60/demony-3-velikan--demons-3-the-ogre-1988-dvdrip-ot-olezhan.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on November 05, 2012, 09:19:23 AM
Cool art.  Is that Casaro?
Still can't find it under Lamberto Bava's credits or Virginia Bryant...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on November 05, 2012, 09:31:19 AM
Hmmm doesn't seem to be on there, I've not see it yet, I shall let you know.

Edit, here it is,

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095775/
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on November 05, 2012, 12:09:36 PM
It was time, last night, for another viewing of Laughton's version of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME ( RKO 1939). Truly a spectacular production from every aspect- sets, costumes, casting, music. Laughton was brilliant, and his insistence to have Maureen O'Hara cast as Esmeralda, in her first US film, was spot on.

As was done with Lon Chaney, 14 years earlier, when he played the Phantom, no first release publicity materials featured Laughton in the Hunchback makeup. All the more reason to surprise audiences.  clap

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/THE-HUNCHBACK-OF-NOTRE-DAME-Large-U-S-Movie-Poster-CHARLES-LAUGHTON-/00/s/NjczWDQ1MA==/$(KGrHqZ,!ogE9c9GnFh-BPetmr,8jw~~60_58.JPG)



Jeff, it is with out doubt the best Hunchback film, and should have won an oscar for best picture, but it was Maureen's second film
in the U.S. Laughton originally brought her over for Jamaica Inn. Same year but filmed and released before Hunchback.
Just sayin..   ;)
 
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Post by: erik1925 on November 05, 2012, 12:13:57 PM
Thanks, Paul.  thumbup

And the fact that the film wasnt even nominated for Best Pic, or that neither Charles Laughton nor Maureen O'Hara were nominated for Best Actor/Actress was seen as a snub by many.

Of course, 1939 was THE year for the production of so many incredible and classic movies.  clap clap


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Post by: eatbrie on November 06, 2012, 03:29:16 AM
The screening frenzy begins.

The Impossible
4 out of 5 - Amazing tsunami scenes, a little predictable towards the end.
Anna Karenina 3 1/2 out of 5 - Not exactly what I expected, but great acting from all the leads.

Next up... Cloud Atlas tomorrow.

T

A few more to add...

Hitchcock 3/5 - Not the story I wanted to see, but great acting.
Life of Pi 4/5 - A little too long, but quite magical.
Lincoln - 4 1/2 out of 5 - Really nice.  DDL is Lincoln.
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Post by: od_sf on November 06, 2012, 12:35:20 PM
Headhunters - Good thriller from Norway. 3/5.
Finally saw The Avengers and enjoyed it. 3/5.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 07, 2012, 05:35:02 PM
The Five Year Engagement.  >:(
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 11, 2012, 07:13:34 AM
Killer Joe + Melancholia

Two pretty good films but two strange ones two.
Not the best choice when inviting the new woman over.  eyeroll


I think that's the first time i have used the word 'woman'.
I must be maturing. Finally.

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Post by: Ari on November 11, 2012, 07:16:09 AM
Do you usually say BIT OF CRUMPET?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 11, 2012, 07:25:45 AM
Na, it's usually 'bird' or 'chick'.
The ladies love it.  :D
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Post by: Ari on November 11, 2012, 07:27:16 AM
Well better than Sheila's maybe.
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 12, 2012, 07:31:43 AM
'Watched' Magic Mike last night.  :-X

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf-xWT1WC5k
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Post by: stewart boyle on November 12, 2012, 07:39:00 AM
 ;D

Stew
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Post by: Ari on November 12, 2012, 08:02:15 AM
THREADS, prob the UK members know it, anyone else, see this soonest, it's on YouTube if all else fails. Bloody great television.
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Post by: od_sf on November 12, 2012, 10:55:58 AM
Argo. Very impressed by Affleck's direction. Great thriller, very funny at times, and well acted. My favorite film so far in 2012 (along with "Jiro Dreams Of Sushi"). 4.5/5
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Post by: stewart boyle on November 12, 2012, 03:39:10 PM
Argo. Very impressed by Affleck's direction. Great thriller, very funny at times, and well acted. My favorite film so far in 2012 (along with "Jiro Dreams Of Sushi"). 4.5/5
Agreed,

Stew
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Post by: Tob on November 13, 2012, 10:06:13 AM
I watched Untouchable (or Intouchables) last night and really enjoyed it. Funny and touching, I can't really understand the sniffy attitude some critics had with it - the change in nationality of Driss is probably because Omar Sy was too to turn down for the role and the accusations of racism are just bizarre. 8.6 on imdb but only 57% on metacritic...I'm with the people on this one, I thought it was terrific.

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt1675434/

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Post by: od_sf on November 13, 2012, 01:28:44 PM
Skyfall (in the brand new IMAX screen at the AMC 14 Van Ness here in San Francisco) - 3.5/5 - very entertaining and completely over the top. I'm a fan of Javier Bardem but actually thought he was a bit *too* over the top in this role. One of my favorite Bond films though. I will say that the IMAX showing was actually a bit too loud, my ears are still ringing.  :o
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 14, 2012, 03:21:37 PM
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World.

Meh.
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Post by: eatbrie on November 14, 2012, 06:44:09 PM
Breaking Dawn 2 3.5/5 - The best of the series, by far.
Silver Linings Playbook 4/5 - Saw it last night, really enjoyed it, and received the DVD today  uhno

Also got Brave and Frankenweenie DVDs, which I still haven't seen.

T
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Post by: od_sf on November 15, 2012, 12:28:47 PM
Safety Not Guaranteed - 2.5/5 - utterly forgettable low-budget romantic comedy with a sci-fi twist.
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Post by: Ari on November 15, 2012, 07:25:46 PM
Not sure if I agree about forgettable, it was ok, and compared to looper it was great (IMHO)
I went in cold and found myself pulled in, and I should compare to avengers or dark shadows, as I was an the aeroplane, both of those I couldn't get through, but SNG I watched and enjoyed.
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Post by: Silhouette on November 15, 2012, 07:31:11 PM

Also got Brave and Frankenweenie DVDs, which I still haven't seen.


Definitely looking forward to watching these two as soon as the DVDs hit our shores.

Watched Killer Joe last night - interesting, can see that developing a cult following.
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Post by: eatbrie on November 15, 2012, 08:13:04 PM
Changing my grade after seeing it again, this time at home.

Silver Linings Playbook 4 1/2 /5 - The best movie of the year so far.  Jennifer Lawrence is phenomenal.

T
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Post by: archie leach on November 15, 2012, 11:25:38 PM
Changing my grade after seeing it again, this time at home.

Silver Linings Playbook 4 1/2 /5 - The best movie of the year so far.  Jennifer Lawrence is phenomenal.

T

She was phenomenal in Winter's Bone as well.  Peter Travers mentioned a few months ago that he though that she'd win the AA for this performance.  That and Django are the only two flicks that I am looking forward to seeing right now...
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Post by: eatbrie on November 16, 2012, 12:46:44 AM
I have bad feelings about Django.  I hope I'm wrong, but the fact that no one has seen it yet (a little more than a month before AA ballots are mailed, due January 7) and the so-so trailer makes me think it is not good.  I'm dying to see it, but I fear a massive let down.

T
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Post by: eatbrie on November 16, 2012, 12:51:32 AM
And Jennifer Lawrence WILL WIN the Oscar.  I'm betting on it.  I have seen almost everything (short of Django and Les Misérables), and she is in the lead.  I don't think they will go for Quvenzhané Wallis (too young), or Marion Cotillard (she already has one.)  It is a very weak year for actresses.  A friend of mine just finished a movie with Annette Bening.  They were thinking of rushing it and releasing it this year because it is an off year, but didn't get to finish it on time.

T
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on November 16, 2012, 01:06:33 AM
Anyone can always go rent that other movie with a similar name, it too has a silent D.
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Post by: Zorba on November 16, 2012, 06:29:44 PM

Silver Linings Playbook 4 1/2 /5 - The best movie of the year so far.  Jennifer Lawrence is phenomenal.

T

Good to hear as that is on the going to see soon list along with Argo and Lincoln.
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Post by: stewart boyle on November 16, 2012, 06:36:47 PM
Argo 
One I`m looking forward to also..seems to be a good story at least.

Stew
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Post by: Silhouette on November 16, 2012, 07:01:17 PM
And Jennifer Lawrence WILL WIN the Oscar.  I'm betting on it.  

How much?
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 16, 2012, 07:19:47 PM
How much?

Looked at the odds and she is favourite.
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Post by: Harry Caul on November 17, 2012, 12:46:14 AM
The Limey for about the 5th or 6th time. Incredible movie... one of Soderbergh's best.  See it if you haven't already.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on November 17, 2012, 08:29:01 AM
The Limey for about the 5th or 6th time. Incredible movie... one of Soderbergh's best.  See it if you haven't already.

Seen it. Agree. Terrence Stamp is brilliant.
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Post by: guest8 on November 17, 2012, 08:34:52 AM
Im headed out to see Rise of the Guardians here in a bit, Ill let you all know how it fairs when I return. :)
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 17, 2012, 03:30:16 PM
Watched 'The Loved Ones' today.
Had it recorded on the box for a while now and just got round to it.

It's kinda fucked up.
I liked it.
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Post by: stewart boyle on November 17, 2012, 03:34:08 PM
how come you get sky +?? :)

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: guest8 on November 17, 2012, 03:36:35 PM
Im headed out to see Rise of the Guardians here in a bit, Ill let you all know how it fairs when I return. :)

So this turned out being in 3D which Im not a fan of .. and I felt was totally wasted on this movie. Although the film itself wasn't all that bad. Not as fun as some of the other animations that have the tongue in cheek adult humor throughout but one that I wouldn't mind sitting through again if I had some kids to take to the cinema. So I give it 3 stars of 4 and say if you're trying to decide between 3D or not, save your money and forget 3D.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 17, 2012, 03:44:47 PM
how come you get sky +?? :)

Stew

Ummm, i pay for it?  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on November 17, 2012, 03:47:10 PM
Ummm, i pay for it?  ;D
Snob
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 17, 2012, 03:58:18 PM
I actually bought it for my mum and her husband to watch and record.
Thought it would be easier than the video recorder but i was wrong.

It's the basic package if that makes you feel any better!!

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on November 17, 2012, 04:00:36 PM
I actually bought it for my mum and her husband to watch and record.
Thought it would be easier than the video recorder but i was wrong.

It's the basic package if that makes you feel any better!!


Yer hearts made of gold bud,,prob makes it easier for you to record babestation too.............. ;)

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 17, 2012, 04:03:39 PM
No idea what you're talking about.

 wynk
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Post by: Charlie on November 18, 2012, 12:30:05 AM
Convinced that I must watch Chicago again in blu-ray...  ;D
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Post by: Silhouette on November 18, 2012, 02:33:37 AM
Convinced that I must watch Chicago again in blu-ray...  ;D

Love that movie
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Post by: Harry Caul on November 18, 2012, 10:14:02 AM
Saw Dead End (1937) last night. Cool little movie.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 18, 2012, 10:20:44 PM
Well, it's finally happened.

Saw DKR and i didn't like it. Maybe it was just built up in my mind for so long, that no film would ever be good enough.
I just thought it was clumsy and well, shite.

I am bitterly, bitterly disappointed.

Fucking stupid batman.......


Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on November 18, 2012, 11:37:12 PM
WTF?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: 50s on November 19, 2012, 06:25:20 AM
Breakfast at Tiffany's. The girl playing the lead was a bit skinny, but cute


Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on November 19, 2012, 10:27:04 AM
Snow White and the Huntsman - 1/5 Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth have to be the two absolute worst actors working today. You put them together in a movie, and, well...  spew.
Shit script filled with laughably bad dialogue. What the hell was Theron thinking signing up for this mess?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 19, 2012, 06:05:52 PM
Heading out to see Looper.
Nice cinema folk have agreed to reduce the volume by half for the midnight showing.  :)
Monday nights are empty.
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on November 20, 2012, 12:13:32 AM
Nell 4/6 , about a woman who can't talk and has been isolated from the outside world......late Natasha Richardson as the shrink.

Snakes on a Plane 4/6 , stupid but I guess it was all right......more like a black comedy than anything else.

Daredevil 4/6 , kinda weak but passable superhero fare.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 21, 2012, 06:41:07 AM
Katy Perry's Part Of Me.

Not my choice but it was okay as music documentaries go.
She's a hard worker, and cute too.
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on November 24, 2012, 05:59:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV9m7kKzYSs&list=UUReABscl9mYkIDkoPYkvAIA&index=9&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4feV9FDWgaY&list=UUReABscl9mYkIDkoPYkvAIA&index=26&feature=plcp

 8) ;D

Awesome seeing them live , zoinks  :P
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Post by: Charlie on November 25, 2012, 01:59:59 PM
Mississippi Burning was on this morning... Amazing that this was only just 50 years ago. Just kept shaking my head in disgust. 
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on November 25, 2012, 02:34:11 PM
End Of Watch.

Poor storyline with tired and cliched characters.
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Post by: od_sf on November 26, 2012, 11:30:54 AM
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - 1.5/5 - Ridiculously bad.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on November 27, 2012, 10:41:32 PM
Psycho 5/6 , awesome

Out of Africa , didnt see the ending but twas OK , 4/6

Some Bud Spencer/Hill buddy movie with them fighting baddies in Africa , all right fare I guess
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Post by: Harry Caul on November 27, 2012, 10:44:56 PM
I'm in the middle of Lethal Weapon... man do I miss 80s Mel Gibson.  Great alt-xmas movie :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on November 27, 2012, 11:03:40 PM
I'm in the middle of Lethal Weapon... man do I miss 80s Mel Gibson.  Great alt-xmas movie :)

Yeah me too; Beaver blew...

I am onto the fourth movie of the original Planet of the Apes set...  I keep getting to where Cesar is taken into the Governors house and then I get distracted and can't finish...  It was my big 'Black Friday' buy all five Planet of the Apes on Blu-Ray for..... $20 and I got Hunger Games Blu-Ray for $9!...
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Post by: kovacs01 on November 28, 2012, 12:35:39 AM
$20 and I got Hunger Games Blu-Ray for $9!...

Having read the book before it was popular, i wanted to like this, but they butchered it.  Jennifer Larry is hot though.
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on November 28, 2012, 11:13:11 PM
Plunder of the sun 4/6 , some kinda 007/Indy Jones adventure where theyre looking for some manuscript....not great but OK.

Rare exports 4/6 , Finnish movie about the real Santa (who is evil.....Futurama anyone lol ?). Liked Troll Hunter more but this is good too.

Icarus 3/6 , Dolph plays ex-KGB man and his family is under attack , the way its shot makes it look like a TV movie. Ive seen worse Dolph films though , just something to kill time with.
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Post by: Harry Caul on November 28, 2012, 11:51:12 PM
Starship Troopers. 

Verhoeven is so freaking awesome.  I was 19 when this came out and saw it one drunken evening in college.  At the time I was too far gone to appreciate the subtext and wrote it off for many years as a laughable, made-for-TV post-Showgirls mess.  Which it is... just tongue firmly planted in cheek.  I didn't see it again until about 2006 or so at the height of the Iraq war and 'War on Terror'.  Sorry I ever doubted you Paul!
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Post by: Bruce on November 29, 2012, 06:37:56 AM
Starship Troopers. 

Verhoeven is so freaking awesome.  I was 19 when this came out and saw it one drunken evening in college.  At the time I was too far gone to appreciate the subtext and wrote it off for many years as a laughable, made-for-TV post-Showgirls mess.  Which it is... just tongue firmly planted in cheek.  I didn't see it again until about 2006 or so at the height of the Iraq war and 'War on Terror'.  Sorry I ever doubted you Paul!

Read the Heinlein source novel. It is one of his best.
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Post by: Ari on November 29, 2012, 07:03:08 AM
A very different kettle of fish though, I love them both, the novel of course comes first, I cant help wondering what people would think of an adaptation with Heinleins political leanings ...
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Post by: eatbrie on November 30, 2012, 03:18:26 AM
Zero Dark Thirty... 9/10.  Absolutely AMAZING.  Better than Hurt Locker, IMO.  Chastain is great and the last 30 minutes are incredible.
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Post by: erik1925 on December 02, 2012, 01:00:36 PM
Watched VERTIGO on Fri night, after many moons having passed.

The Hermann score drove this picture and the incredible use of Technicolor, the Saul Bass titles and the amazing, animated dream sequence, are all just added gems to this thriller.  thumbup

Good times.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on December 02, 2012, 02:26:05 PM
Starship Troopers. 



Yes.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on December 02, 2012, 02:31:27 PM
Funnily, we watched Vertigo last week, I hadn't seen it in a while.

I'm doing some Christmas stuff also, the last week or so. We watched the Rankin/Bass Rudolf, Holiday Inn, Invisible Man(it's a snow thing as we had snow on Friday night). I'll be giving Dance of the Vampires an early re-run tonight....Maybe time to start the Christmas Films thread..?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on December 02, 2012, 07:50:59 PM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Brilliant film.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 03, 2012, 01:27:23 PM
Lincoln. 3/5. Amazing performance from Daniel Day Lewis and James Spader was fantastic as well. Good movie but not great. Disappointing score from John Williams. Still well worth seeing for  Lewis' performance alone.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on December 03, 2012, 01:42:36 PM
Skyfall. Hmmm... OK, but was expecting much more after all the hype and positive press.

Can we please now get back to good old megalomaniac villains hell bent on world domination and be done with origin stories, internal MI6 drama, moles, ex-agents, blah, blah, blah...?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on December 03, 2012, 08:43:24 PM
Possibly the greatest film ever.. THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN.. 1977...

I consider myself a brucesploitation fan in a small degree, but ths is the cream of the crop. I would be curios to hear what tang lung thinks of this or other brucesploitationers.
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Post by: Charlie on December 03, 2012, 09:46:03 PM
Well I might have to break down and buy some Back to the Future posters.  My daughter found the trilogy on DVD and just told me "these are my favorite movies!"  Ironically BTTF came out when I was five as she is now...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on December 03, 2012, 10:49:25 PM
Yeah they suit the under 6 demographic .
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on December 04, 2012, 02:18:48 AM
Well I might have to break down and buy some Back to the Future posters.  My daughter found the trilogy on DVD and just told me "these are my favorite movies!"  Ironically BTTF came out when I was five as she is now...

Is there a website that tells you at what age certain movies become ok to show your kids?  I was watching shit like The Terminator when I was 7 so I don't trust myself to be responsible.  I can hear myself now...

'Stop covering your face... You are going to miss the part where he cuts out his eye with an exacto knife!'
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on December 04, 2012, 04:01:13 AM
I would listen to a website for advise, I'd use youre own judgement, all kids are different.
I watched horror films for as long as I can remember, whereas my daughter used to get scared at the Simpsons Halloween specials, really.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on December 04, 2012, 07:30:26 AM

Well if there was a website I am sure my daughter would defy it... I catch her watching stuff she shouldn't all the time. But sometimes that can be beneficial.  For example she learned what it meant to be electrocuted from Pet Symetery 2.  You know the opening scene when the lady gets toasted.  I was replacing the electrical outlets in her room and told her never to touch the inside or you would get really hurt and go zzzz (as I shook) and she says like in Pet Symetery?  Well.. yeah! Like that.... lol
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on December 04, 2012, 07:49:43 AM
Yeah, my daughter, now 18 is far more grown up than I am, and always was I think. Despite me being a grumpy old man from birth. Don't know how it works myself.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: erik1925 on December 04, 2012, 12:52:07 PM
Well if there was a website I am sure my daughter would defy it... I catch her watching stuff she shouldn't all the time. But sometimes that can be beneficial.  For example she learned what it meant to be electrocuted from Pet Symetery 2.  You know the opening scene when the lady gets toasted.  I was replacing the electrical outlets in her room and told her never to touch the inside or you would get really hurt and go zzzz (as I shook) and she says like in Pet Symetery?  Well.. yeah! Like that.... lol


Charlie, spell police on alert! LOL

It is Pet SEMATARY   wynk

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on December 04, 2012, 02:20:30 PM
Charlie, spell police on alert! LOL

It is Pet SEMATARY   wynk



And that's why I am an engineer and not a journalist...  ;D  I still have the think about it when I spell those funny i before e words...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: erik1925 on December 04, 2012, 02:22:51 PM
Me, too. LOL.

When I first read it, I thought you were meaning the word, "symmetry."  qip
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 07, 2012, 12:45:17 PM
The campaign - 2/5 - A couple decent laughs but overall a missed opportunity. Will Ferrell doing Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis doing Zach Galifianakis. Boring.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on December 07, 2012, 07:58:11 PM
Images in a convent,
Joe D'Amato might be famous for being a little slow, hmm, rather his films can be, and no exception here.
I like his films, or some of them.
If you like watching nuns masturbate, with cut always to what they are fantasising about, nuns going down on other nuns, and nuns being brutally punished for masturbationg and going down and being gone down on, then you'll love this piece of eurotrash, if you are shocked at the thought of it, your probably lying ad will love it. How do we solve a problem like Maria? Hand her a vibrator.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Silhouette on December 08, 2012, 02:37:26 AM
If you like watching nuns masturbate, with cut always to what they are fantasising about, nuns going down on other nuns, and nuns being brutally punished for masturbationg and going down and being gone down on, then you'll love this piece of eurotrash, if you are shocked at the thought of it, your probably lying ad will love it. How do we solve a problem like Maria? Hand her a vibrator.

Can't see that review being repeated on ABC's At the Movies...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on December 08, 2012, 06:07:06 AM
CAPTAIN AMERICA.
Not a Joe Johnston fan, but I thought this was his best yet.

(http://www.pictars.com/users/mypictars/Captain.America-002-x1.gif)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on December 08, 2012, 08:09:59 AM
Can't see that review being repeated on ABC's At the Movies...

Nah Margaret is too busy championing ONE Film, that is much worse in every respect except its "art" and so "important" that we all should be allowed to see it.
While I agree we should be allowed to see it, and thankfully we are now, but she forgets or ignores the thousands of other films that are banned in this mindnumbingly narrow minded situation the OFLC has us in.
Oh but they aren't art.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on December 08, 2012, 08:38:11 AM
Ok, since it was on TV and its been a long time since I was last unimpressed by it, and for the sae of all the people who spend good bucks on posters for it, I thought what the hey, I'll give it another go.
Now once again I am thinking,
I do not believe that half the people who buy or want to buy, are jealous of those who have, and dream to be in the gang that owns a poster for DOWNHILL RACER have ever seen the movie.

Correct my crazy thought, explain the attraction.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on December 08, 2012, 07:38:00 PM
Amazing Spiderman.... Was it a reboot?  I did like it much better than the other first one..  And that Gwen girl is cute too - way better than oh I already forgot her name...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on December 08, 2012, 08:53:52 PM

I do not believe that half the people who buy or want to buy, are jealous of those who have, and dream to be in the gang that owns a poster for DOWNHILL RACER have ever seen the movie.

Correct my crazy thought, explain the attraction.



Cant do it cause I dont see it either. I thought it was a crap movie but then again I like Grand Prix so Im the wrong guy  :P
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on December 09, 2012, 04:17:22 AM
Watch Amazing Spiderman also on friday, quite enjoyed it. We then watched Dark Knight Rises last night, which for all of it's flaws, was fantastic. The best of the three I think, that new type Bat-copter almost rattled my house down....


Re-watched Carry on Screaming after it, always a pleasure.... ;D  I'm sure modern audiences/younger people watching it now will not get half of the jokes.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on December 09, 2012, 08:24:06 AM
We then watched Dark Knight Rises last night, which for all of it's flaws, was fantastic. The best of the three I think, that new type Bat-copter almost rattled my house down....


Just watched it on blu last night. Still love it on the new blu. Great way to end it. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: archie leach on December 09, 2012, 02:59:06 PM
DKR - it's the Jedi of the trilogy.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: erik1925 on December 09, 2012, 03:13:04 PM
Watched the Otto Preminger, 1965 film, Bunny Lake Is Missing. It is a psychological thriller, starring Laurence Olivier, Kier Dullea and Carol Lynley.

Dark and quirky, Preminger shot it in London and makes great use of B/W photography and locations.

Definitely worth checking out, if you like thrillers and are a fan of Preminger's style and work.

And the poster art was done by Saul Bass:

(http://www.royalbooks.com/pictures/127402.jpg)

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: erik1925 on December 09, 2012, 08:02:20 PM
A few evenings ago, I saw, for the first time, the 1975 documentary, Grey Gardens. It was a fascinating look into the lives of a mother and daughter, (as well as aunt and cousin) of Jackie Kennedy, living in squalor in their dilapidated, crumbling estate in East Hampton, Long Island.

(http://movieposters.2038.net/p/Grey-Gardens.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Silhouette on December 09, 2012, 08:31:45 PM
Weird women, I just watched the first 5 or so minutes, bookmarked to watch later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0QVkzIBqdU
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on December 10, 2012, 08:51:38 AM
Man Bites Dog.

I dug out my vhs copy of this classic.
I got a poster of this when it came out but in my travels i misplaced it.
It was nice too, with him shooting a baby.

Watched the DKR again to see if i was wrong but nope, it still sucks.

Also saw Premium Rush with Joseph Gordon Levitt and as a cycling fan......... i still thought it was shit.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on December 10, 2012, 12:23:21 PM
As christmas is getting closer, I'm viewing more of the seasonal classics. Last night watched It's a wonderful life, followed by that Classic, Jingle all the way.... ;) trying to cheer me self up, as the thought of going back to work after a weekend off is a nightmare...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on December 10, 2012, 09:25:45 PM
The Sweeney.

One of the worst films i have ever seen.
Laughingly bad in all areas.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on December 10, 2012, 09:29:16 PM
Is it related to the fantastic tv series?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on December 10, 2012, 09:38:37 PM
As christmas is getting closer, I'm viewing more of the seasonal classics. Last night watched It's a wonderful life, followed by that Classic, Jingle all the way.... ;) trying to cheer me self up, as the thought of going back to work after a weekend off is a nightmare...

I like how you think.  I watched  Miracle on 34th Street and Christmas In Connecticut on TCM last night. Not great movies but both very cute.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on December 10, 2012, 10:59:59 PM
Just watched National Lampoon's CHRISTMAS VACATION.
This movie has grown on me over the years.  Fun stuff.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvvh3gT9Do1qjvsoxo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 17, 2012, 11:40:55 AM
The Queen of Versailles - 3/5 - At once hilarious and sad biographical documentary.

The Hobbit (in 3D / 48 FPS) - 3.5/5 - Not a fan of the 1st hour which is a real mess, but once it gets going, it's a fun ride. Didn't care for the 3D (never do) and I'm still not sure how I feel about 48 frames per second. It worked well in the action-packed later parts of the film but overall looks horrid. I miss 35 / 70 mm!!!! Still well-worth seeing if you are a fan of LOTR. Great reactions from the audience throughout and especially at the end, so even though the film got very lukewarm reviews it seems to be pleasing audiences.


 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: eatbrie on December 20, 2012, 04:42:17 PM
I bored myself to death at a Hobbit screening last night... and today, I got the DVD. 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8214/8292628490_965fa2e861_m.jpg)

Great timing, WB.  I could have waited a day and fell asleep on my couch.

The Hobbit (2/5)...  Not necessary, stretched to the max with insipid dialog and convenient outcomes...  I can't believe we have to go thru 9 hours of this.

T
Title: Re: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: enki on December 20, 2012, 11:44:49 PM
Wow!  How did you score that?

My aunt used to get the videos for upcoming movies before they hit theaters when she worked for NBC.  That was pretty cool when I was a kid.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on December 23, 2012, 04:51:40 PM
Dredd-ful.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on December 23, 2012, 07:10:15 PM
The Sweeney.

One of the worst films i have ever seen.
Laughingly bad in all areas.
one of the worst movies ive seen all year!
it just didnt work on so many levels it was amazing!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on December 23, 2012, 08:23:10 PM
Pitch Perfect.  It was cute.  I didn't know any of the songs but really like the Jesse J.  'Price Tag' song...  Got to get out more huh?  Well at least that what my younger sister said...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on December 24, 2012, 03:16:36 AM
Vegas Vacation and Cousin Eddies island Adventure.......both underrated imo  :)

Skyhawk 4/6

Classic fu set in Thailand , 2 factories fighting each other. A man (Bruce Lee veteran Lee Kun) owes a lot of gambling debts to a mr Ku. Nora Miao , Carter Wong , Sammo Hung and Whong Ing Sik as the roundhouse kicking bad guy. Decent.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on December 24, 2012, 03:30:55 AM
You asked about Bruceploitation aka "Enter the Rip-offs" :

Ninja Strikes Back 4.5/6 (def my fav Le film so far , shades of "Way" since Rome is featured.....lots of globetrotting despite shoe string budget , well done !)

Enter the Game of Death 4/6

True GoD (tedious with a capital T , gawd damn chore to finish)

Clones of BL (haven't seen , supposedly so bad it's good.....Benn as the evil scientist)

King Boxer 2 (ter-ri-ble , nothing whatsoever to do with Lieh film.....he fights midgets as well  moron1

New Fist of Fury 4/6 (starring Jackie Chan)

FoF II 4/6 (starring Bruce Li & Lo Lieh as the evil boss)

FoF III 4/6 (Wei is back as the evil translator , this one takes place in Macau I believe)

Bruce Lee , the man , the myth 4/6 (total fiction , only thing that happened is Lee's mysterious death.....of course in Lee biopics there is no mention of drugs or Betty eyeroll

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruceploitation
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on December 24, 2012, 04:57:53 AM
Probably me who asked, thanks, I like quite a lot, CLONES is very entertaining,
But THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN is the best I have seen so far, it's so insane it must be genius.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 24, 2012, 11:37:53 AM

Django Unchained - 4.5/5 - loved it. Not my favorite Tarantino film but still amazingly entertaining. Will see it again tomorrow.

Zero Dark Thirty - 4.5/5 - Most gripping thriller in years, and way better than Hurt Locker. Superb film. Chastain is great too.

 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: od_sf on December 24, 2012, 12:16:41 PM
Sleepwalk With Me - 1.5/5 - I'm a huge "This American Life" and Ira Glass fan so I was excited to see this one, but could not manage to even finish it. Mike Birbiglia's "performance" as a dim-witted loser is excruciatingly irritating.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on December 24, 2012, 08:57:40 PM
Does that mean that your favourite Tarantino film is perfect? Wow.

As has become my own tradition that I borrowed from a ns4 member, I'll be watching the wonderful SH! THE OCTOPUS.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on December 27, 2012, 06:17:34 AM
Challenge of the Tiger 3/6

Bruce Le and some other guy are CIA agents , their objective is to stop a sterility drug (cough Moonraker cough).....one of the sterility docs looks like Lennon , kinda eerie since this came out in '80.

2 classic scenes : topless tennis and Bruce Le vs a bull (loosely based on Mas Oyamas bull incident ?)

I thought Ninja Strikes Back was more fun......

Amsterdam Connection 4/6

2 gangs fight over the drug bizin Europe and 2 men fight over the same woman. Bolo plays one of the gang leaders and this is must-see for Bolo-fans.

Cool to see old skool Ams and Paris.

Invincible Eight 4/6

Swordmovie fea usual GH faces : Miao , Mao , Tien , Lee Kun as the chef. Han "Big Boss" Ying Chieh as the villain who has killed the parents of the 8 warriors.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on December 27, 2012, 07:54:56 AM
Bolo was badass..

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4sahlwVQ51r827vgo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Through the Stones on December 27, 2012, 11:00:19 PM
Watched The Legend of Drunken Master - Jackie Chan and for the confines of the Chinese Jackie Chan flick, it delivers all up and down!  On a side note, does anyone know where to get good widescreen DVD or Bluray of Chinese Jackie Chan films?  It seems like there are three or four versions of many of them and there are way too many complaints that are re-edited for American release?  Whats up with that?

We just finalized the final version of a decent Jerry Lewis documentary called Method to the Madness and it made me want to start collecting his old films as well but again, I'm having a hard time finding widescreen versions.  Amazon has three box sets (two from his Dean Martin films and one from his Paramount days) but even then I can't tell if they are widescreen and I also don't want to drop over $100 per box set just to find out. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on December 27, 2012, 11:44:20 PM
Timothy Green - Great family film...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on December 28, 2012, 12:26:48 AM
On a side note, does anyone know where to get good widescreen DVD or Bluray of Chinese Jackie Chan films?  It seems like there are three or four versions of many of them and there are way too many complaints that are re-edited for American release?  Whats up with that?

RIP Hkflix.com  :'(

Maybe http://www.yesasia.com or http://www.diabolikdvd.com?  Not sure if any better sites have cropped up as I haven't purchased in a while.

And I agree that Drunken Master is great by the way...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tob on December 28, 2012, 06:40:15 AM
Watched The Legend of Drunken Master - Jackie Chan and for the confines of the Chinese Jackie Chan flick, it delivers all up and down!  On a side note, does anyone know where to get good widescreen DVD or Bluray of Chinese Jackie Chan films?  It seems like there are three or four versions of many of them and there are way too many complaints that are re-edited for American release?  Whats up with that?

I'd recommend two labels - Hong Kong Legends and Cine Asia. Nice transfers in OAR with good special features too. They're both UK based I think so you'll need to be able to play region 2 DVDs (unless the disc is region free).

You can buy them from www.amazon.co.uk or www.play.com or www.ebay.co.uk (as the HKL label is now discontinued)

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on December 29, 2012, 04:48:53 PM
Flight.

I don't know if i liked it or not.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Silhouette on December 29, 2012, 05:05:32 PM
The Boy with Green Hair (1948)...seen it a few times over the years, nice to be reminded.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on December 29, 2012, 09:35:24 PM
Yeah I watched it also, even though I have the DVD, couldn't help myself.
Not a good print though n tv.
I'd only seen it in black and white before I got the DVD.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on December 30, 2012, 09:35:57 AM
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen.

I really enjoyed this film. It has a bit of everything in it.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on December 30, 2012, 11:12:27 AM
Timothy Green for the third time...  Children!  The score though is starting to grow on me it is quite nice...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on December 30, 2012, 11:36:44 AM
I got suckered into watching LEGION with Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid.
Absolutely awful.
Charles Dutton was the highlight, but he was in it only briefly.
Cool poster, though.

(http://www.ercboxoffice.com/uploads/movies/9711legionjpg.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on December 30, 2012, 07:36:35 PM
Bolo was prolly busy filming Chinese Hercules in the fall of '72 when Lee filmed Game.....Lee would prolly kill him outside the pagoda , alas it was not to be......
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on January 06, 2013, 12:40:11 PM
watched cloud atlas a couple of weeks ago.... ATROCIOUS mess of a movie and dull with it!
john dies at the end is awesome and probably corscarellis best movie.
paperboy i watched today and really liked too. has an old school drama feeling to it set in the south of america.
berberian sound studio, i enjoyed it but also understand why it got such bad press there is no story to speak of? but looks pretty and sounds even better
the bay i also liked for what it was. the thing i liked most about it was it wasnt gory amazingly enough.
sensored that stars the goof ball out of star trek. this i liked a lot. its a deep thinker! blending reality with fantasy very effectively.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on January 07, 2013, 07:59:54 AM
Fist of Unicorn 2/6 , mediocre stuff and Unicorn just wasn't star material......Lee did the choreography and threatened lawsuit when he found out theyd filmed him with candid camera (exploited even before death , sigh) he had a long phone conversation (costing several 100s !) with Unicorn shortly before he died , maybe they made up ?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on January 07, 2013, 08:04:46 AM
Keoma, Nero kills great, music can be corny, hippy, lol.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on January 07, 2013, 08:19:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByuM05qQJbI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByuM05qQJbI)

Django review (the d is silent)

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 07, 2013, 10:28:02 AM
I watched ALTERED, a small sci-fi thriller from BLAIR WITCH director Eduardo Sanchez.
I thought it was pretty damn good for it's budget.
Teaser trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-Ib1F-NT6c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-Ib1F-NT6c)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on January 08, 2013, 01:22:28 PM
The Dark Knight Rises....awful....honestly...

1/10

Stew



Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on January 08, 2013, 05:16:57 PM
The Dark Knight Rises....awful....honestly...

1/10

Stew




not sure ide go as far as that? but it was very "meh" i couldnt care less one way or the other with it?
the scene that left me with the biggest impression was where gordon was juggling the bomb in the back of the van like a clown. unbelievably campish for what has been billed a "dark" movie?

i also watched altered quite a while back and couldnt even get to the end if i remember rightly? it left me thinking it was hideously amateurish? that was the thing where they were stuck in a shed in the desert with an alien stalking them right?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Silhouette on January 08, 2013, 05:35:34 PM
Watched Elvis on Tour (1972) on Fox last night.

It's nice to be reminded. He really could belt out a tune.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 08, 2013, 07:41:22 PM
i also watched altered quite a while back and couldnt even get to the end if i remember rightly? it left me thinking it was hideously amateurish? that was the thing where they were stuck in a shed in the desert with an alien stalking them right?

Yes, it was low-budget, but I thought pretty effective for what it was attempting.
Guys who were abducted by aliens years ago catch one of the aliens (years later) and it gets loose and turns on them in the house.
Some pretty harsh gore and really nasty infection effects after one of them gets bit by the invader.
Very offbeat (which is what I liked best about it).
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on January 08, 2013, 09:03:33 PM
actually ted i was thinking of another movie that came out this year that was REALLY cheap.
mmmmm i forget the title now, but this had aliens being transported on a plane and the plane crashes in a desert. its PANTS
altered i saw when it came out which is why im a little rusty with it. but i remember that being pretty good. they are hill billys if i remember right? or red necks?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on January 08, 2013, 10:40:51 PM
unbelievably campish for what has been billed a "dark" movie?

I got that impression too.It was bordering on Joel Schumacher at times.

*I did like the "Robin"  introduction though*....

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on January 08, 2013, 11:32:54 PM
Yeah well call me insane, but if I want dark I won't be going for a caped super hero movie  :P
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on January 08, 2013, 11:48:05 PM
Yeah well call me insane, but if I want dark I won't be going for a caped super hero movie  :P
I`m  about halfway through watchin We need to talk about Kevin..now that`s a dark movie Dari (the d is silent). :)

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on January 09, 2013, 12:00:07 AM
Haha, yes it is. Good film.
Dthanks, the d is also silent.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Through the Stones on January 09, 2013, 02:45:31 AM
I`m  about halfway through watchin We need to talk about Kevin..now that`s a dark movie Dari (the d is silent). :)

Stew


Let me know what you thought of that one.  I screened it here at work and I gotta say I was rather 'meh' about it.  I just couldn't buy into it. 

I just finished This Must Be the Place with Sean Penn and it was pretty amazing.  Also a Swedish film called Snabba Cash - Euro drug dealer type film.  It goes without saying that you should watch it with the english subs rather than crappy dubbing but I thought it had great character development and this awesome slow building tension that snaps at the end.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on January 09, 2013, 02:52:55 AM
I liked KEVIN, and it stuck with me for days, I had no idea what it was, I actually original,y thought it was a rom com, I don't read reviews or watch previews until after I have seen a film, and the poster, DVD cover image showed me nothing ( I also don't read the synopsis on covers), anyway someone lent it to me and said I'd like it, so went in very cold.
I prefer these low key films, over mega fx blockbusters for the most part.
That or nazi sluts and cannibals, well, you know.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Through the Stones on January 09, 2013, 02:58:32 AM
I liked KEVIN, and it stuck with me for days, I had no idea what it was, I actually original,y thought it was a rom com, I don't read reviews or watch previews until after I have seen a film, and the poster, DVD cover image showed me nothing ( I also don't read the synopsis on covers), anyway someone lent it to me and said I'd like it, so went in very cold.
I prefer these low key films, over mega fx blockbusters for the most part.
That or nazi sluts and cannibals, well, you know.

I think this guys review (or quote from) hits it close enough for me.  Like I said, I couldn't buy into it enough to bite onto the characters but this covers it nicely for me...

While We Need to Talk about Kevin is an engaging and often gripping film that offers outstanding performances by Swinton and Miller, it is torn between being an exploitative horror film and a psychological family drama and ends up not being very successful at either. Marred by its inability to decide whether to blame ineffective parenting for Kevin's behavior or to blame the fact that he was just born "evil," the film takes no stand at all, apparently throwing up its hands and saying, sometimes "bad" things happen for no reason, a dubious premise.

While some may see the film as wisely left open to interpretation, the fact is that there is little to go on in drawing any conclusion. Ramsay never really probes either side of the question, surfboarding over the waves and not dealing authentically with character motivation or development. Though, to its credit, the film displays an unanticipated forgiveness towards Eva by a school victim confined to a wheelchair, in its totality, We Need to Talk about Kevin is more of a display of rage, hatred, and victimization than an attempt to provide new insight or have us see the characters as flawed human beings rather than as spawns of Satan.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on January 09, 2013, 06:35:56 AM
Kevin.
Through the stones pretty much nailed it,I thought it was an incredibley thought provoking film..I prefer to walk out of a movie with a hundred questions regarding what I had just watched, rather than just tick off the latest blockbuster.
The opening third of the movie was a bit confusing,I felt most of Kevin`s early behaviour was unbelievable,a classic case of an adult putting words/motivation in to the mouth of a child..


Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on January 09, 2013, 06:41:05 AM
So seems we all agree on it, just whether or not we like it or whether it works or not.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on January 09, 2013, 06:44:31 AM
So seems we all agree on it, just whether or not we like it or whether it works or not.

Seems to be..I just did an edit by the way..but yeah agreed

Stew
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on January 09, 2013, 08:02:50 AM
The Dark Knight Rises....awful....honestly...

1/10

Stew


Thanks Stew. I thought i was alone on that one.  :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on January 09, 2013, 08:07:34 AM
And i really liked Kevin, although i thought the treatment of TS character was a bit much.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on January 09, 2013, 08:13:47 AM
Is it related to the fantastic tv series?

It is meant to be the movie version but it's 'effing awful.

You just want to punch the number two guy in the face.
And the car chase scene? Terrible, terrible, terrible. Unless you like shots of gears being changed?!!!

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Ari on January 09, 2013, 08:26:20 AM
Damn, oh well, THE SWEENY was a thing of the times, I wouldn't expect them to be ale to make its magic again.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 09, 2013, 09:18:55 AM
actually ted i was thinking of another movie that came out this year that was REALLY cheap.
mmmmm i forget the title now, but this had aliens being transported on a plane and the plane crashes in a desert. its PANTS
altered i saw when it came out which is why im a little rusty with it. but i remember that being pretty good. they are hill billys if i remember right? or red necks?

Rednecks, Sean.  You remember correctly.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on January 09, 2013, 05:33:58 PM
The Impossible.

Really there was not enough story to fill 90 minutes.
Does bring home the reality of the human cost though.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on January 09, 2013, 06:13:40 PM
the bleeding house.
slow down beat mood to this horror piece.
looks slick and quite nicely handled. some of the performances are somewhat lacking though.
interesting ideas in it but kind of reminded me of a TV movie. which i guess in this day and age isnt a terrible thing?
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 10, 2013, 07:36:24 AM
the bleeding house.
slow down beat mood to this horror piece.
looks slick and quite nicely handled. some of the performances are somewhat lacking though.
interesting ideas in it but kind of reminded me of a TV movie. which i guess in this day and age isnt a terrible thing?

I liked THE BLEEDING HOUSE.
Another low-budget original that creeps up on you.  thumbup
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: wonka on January 10, 2013, 03:34:46 PM
The Dark Knight Rises....awful....honestly...

1/10

Stew




Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on January 10, 2013, 04:54:51 PM
I liked THE BLEEDING HOUSE.
Another low-budget original that creeps up on you.  thumbup


yeah i enjoyed it too. but some how it reminded me of dexter the TV show? not that thats a bad thing as i like dexter :)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: teamweapon on January 10, 2013, 04:58:11 PM
night of death.
quirky french movie, with a strange tale of cannibalistic vampires.
that like to sneak up on the home help!
strange sound track too. quite a little creeper!
the bird in it has an ace rack too ;)

also watched an ozzy flick called crawlspace. aside from the bio-zombie gorilla attack it was all a bit lame.
too much aliens for my liking.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on January 13, 2013, 12:17:47 AM
The Dark Knight Rises....awful....honestly...

1/10

Stew





I love you all but I could not disagree more!

GREAT movie!  ;D

I know that I am out of touch with what you cool kids think but I never liked the cool kids. I always thought that they sucked ass.  8)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 13, 2013, 04:17:41 AM
The Dark Knight Rises....awful....honestly...

1/10

Stew

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/wiegeabo/animated/Family%20Guy/stewie.gif) Really?

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on January 13, 2013, 04:25:18 AM
I think Stew was just being........Stew..

I thought the film was fine, there were a few mistakes in it, but ignoring those a jollywheez for 90mins..
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on January 13, 2013, 04:39:04 AM
Maybe he's just confused?

(http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af113/jeff79/Stewie.gif)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: stewart boyle on January 13, 2013, 10:21:30 PM
I love you all but I could not disagree more!

GREAT movie!  ;D

I know that I am out of touch with what you cool kids think but I never liked the cool kids. I always thought that they sucked ass.  8)

Zed you're just trying to be all "hip";u cr8zy cat

Stew
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Post by: Zorba on January 13, 2013, 10:32:45 PM
Zed you're just trying to be all "hip";u cr8zy cat

Stew

Zeds dead Stew. Zeds dead.  ;D
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Post by: stewart boyle on January 13, 2013, 11:36:55 PM
Zeds dead Stew. Zeds dead.  ;D
happy1
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Post by: stewart boyle on January 14, 2013, 12:03:58 AM
Maybe he's just confused?

(http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af113/jeff79/Stewie.gif)
I was bottle fed Ted, may explain lot of things :-)

Stew
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Post by: Neo on January 20, 2013, 11:41:16 PM
I've been enjoying my new TV the last few weeks, and watched some really cool movies, most are on Netflix streaming.

Art of Flight: The Series (2011).  Really awesome series of the production of the best-selling snowboard movie of all time.  These guys go to several awesome spots around the planet, and it's an epic film.

Death Race 2 (2010).  If you like Death Race (2008) you'll probably like this one.

X: Night of Vengeance (2011).  Pretty good Australian movie.

Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes (2011).  Good movie, whether you're into the whole cannabis culture or not, with a lot of awesome art.

Some movies on Netflix streaming about numerous topics dealing with oil and fossil fuels, and alternative energy sources.  A couple good ones are:

Houston we Have a Problem (2009).

GasLand (2010).  Good movie, showing the side of people whose water and/or surrounding water supplies, air, and health, among other things, were negatively affected from companies drilling for natural gas.  The movie illustrates an interesting topic, partially about legislation that was passed under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which allowed companies to drill for gas using a method called "fracking", a method that has been linked to numerous environmental issues, such as contaminating groundwater and causing earthquakes.  A big part of the controversy is the so-called "Halliburton loophole" which allows companies to more or less bypass numerous federal environmental regulations, such as the Clean Water Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act, among others, that were designed to ensure the health of the environment.

A couple "mockumentaries", movies that are filmed to look like a documentary but are not.

Who is Kaspar Carr? Street Thief (2006).  Pretty good for what it is.

A couple of movies that got really bad reviews and I almost didn't watch because of all the bad stuff I heard about them, but are pretty darn good IMO.

The Darkest Hour (2011).

Cowboys vs. Aliens (2011).

Last but not least:

2-Headed Shark Attack (2012).  Carmen Electra and Brooke Hogan, and numerous significant actors, along with several other factors, make this a good movie.  8)
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Post by: pratschm on January 21, 2013, 12:13:26 AM
Busy weekend:
 - Sixteen Candles
 - Django Unchained
 - Wreck It Ralph
 - The Iron Giant
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Post by: Ari on January 21, 2013, 01:51:30 AM
Just watched a french film called LEMMING (2005)
Interesting. I didn't know what to expect, a few scenes of unusual suspense.
Worth a look if you don't mind slow burners with ambiguous endings.
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Post by: Through the Stones on January 21, 2013, 11:50:33 AM
I just did the HD version of Looper at work on Friday and I must say, I absolutely loved it.  I know it got some bashing for faulty time travel science but then again, in my mind, what would 'proper' time travel science be and how could we possibly know?  So, putting it in the confines of the story, it was fantastic.  Beautifully shot and edited and Joseph Gordon Levitt just nailed Bruce Willis' mannerisms. 

I also thought it was funny that Emily Blunts character has the exact same bed sheet set my wife and I have from IKEA...

Of course, then, right after I had to watch Sparkle and it quickly brought me right back to the real world of 'every movie is NOT good'.   :)
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Post by: stewart boyle on January 22, 2013, 04:54:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Ml_68j26wmA

Stew
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on January 22, 2013, 09:09:15 PM
PotC I and II , 4/6.....frankly I dont find Depp that funny and the films feels kinda tedious and no really exciting climax in them.

Magnificent Trio 4/6.....decent as most sword films , Lieh commits high treason when he decides to join the good guys.

*5th anniversary Heath Ledger*
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Post by: Neo on January 22, 2013, 11:02:18 PM
Tintorera (1977).  Most likely the worst shark movie, for several reasons, but mostly because of all the unnecessary animal cruelty in the movie.  Large sharks, spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, and probably other animals, were abused and killed for the sake of some crappy film shots.  Unbelievable.
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Post by: brude on January 23, 2013, 12:41:50 AM
Tintorera (1977).  Most likely the worst shark movie, for several reasons, but mostly because of all the unnecessary animal cruelty in the movie.  Large sharks, spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, and probably other animals, were abused and killed for the sake of some crappy film shots.  Unbelievable.

Ugh.
I will be certain to avoid watching that shit.
Thanks for the warning, Neo.
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Post by: wonka on January 23, 2013, 06:06:47 PM
Sherlock Holmes 2: Game of Shadows.

 spew
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Post by: pratschm on January 24, 2013, 12:13:57 AM
<3 Wreck It Ralph <3
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Post by: Through the Stones on January 24, 2013, 12:55:19 AM
<3 Wreck It Ralph <3

My kids loved that movie!  I need to see it still. 

Watching the 1.78 HD Vertigo right now.  It's just a crying shame so many films get shown in 4:3 full screen...
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Post by: pratschm on January 24, 2013, 12:59:53 AM
Was a great movie. Even better if you're a gamer. Recommended.
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Post by: Charlie on January 24, 2013, 07:12:53 AM
I was sucked in by the advertising for Mama.  I haven't chosen to purposefully see a horror in the movie theaters since Blair Witch so this was a big deal. The idea had so much promise.. 20 minutes in the next Exorsist came to mind and then... A total EPIC FAIL... It felt like they started shooting and then realized they didn't explain things and them suddendly an oozing wall... Miracle explanations and a villian that never seemed to have the physical abilities for the simple parts.. But to even punish me more for my choice, the ending was nothing but comical and plain stupid. It amazes me they actually pay theses writers/directors so much for such adolescent work. I was thoroughly convinced that I could write and direct a better horror film than this piece of crap. Save your five bucks and wait for it to come on network TV...
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Post by: Ari on January 24, 2013, 07:52:46 AM
$5? Wow, lucky bastard, but thanks I'll save my $18 if it makes it this far.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on January 24, 2013, 06:51:18 PM
Argo - Was good but not what i thought it would be like.

Think Gone Baby Gone and The Town were much better.
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on January 25, 2013, 08:20:32 AM
Unstoppable - I think the storyline got away from them.

Really dumb film.
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Post by: Harry Caul on January 25, 2013, 08:58:02 AM
Saw Argo last night.  It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time... but that is about it. 

It seemed to be a movie specifically about tension as opposed to people who are in intense situations.  There was next to zero character development.  Only one of the 6 hostages had any real dialog, and that was limited to a handful of lines.  The rest were basically just plot devices -- I think one of them didn't even have a single line of dialog.  Apparently having a ridiculous handle bar mustache was character development enough :) 

And while the directing was by all means competent at creating tension, it didn't really wow me.  Lots of long shots and very little creativity.  I thought casting -- meaning capturing the likeness of the people the story is based on -- was well done (and uncanny).  And the set design was excellent at recreating both the time period and a city where they couldn't film.  Although, I have recently been to Istanbul and it was very clear that is where they shot the film -- and that the extras were Turks and not Persians. 

It was a good little film, but it had me scratching my head as to how it ever got selected for best picture.  Then again, Hollywood sure does seem to like films that are about Hollywood... and it had that going for it.
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Post by: wonka on January 25, 2013, 10:26:42 AM
It seemed to be a movie specifically about tension as opposed to people who are in intense situations.  There was next to zero character development.

Makes one really appreciate Hitchcock all the more.
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Post by: Harry Caul on January 25, 2013, 04:01:43 PM
I hear that...
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Post by: kovacs01 on January 26, 2013, 03:55:37 AM
I agree on Argo.  It was entertaining because of the nearly continuous tension, and a great story, but the film was made in such a way that it really lacked substance.  Based on the subject matter, I think it could have been MUCH better.
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on January 26, 2013, 10:06:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erJe0_7HB9Q

Kill Buljo is a Kill Bill parody , lulz........ :P
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Post by: teamweapon on January 27, 2013, 03:33:29 PM
paranormal activity 4
more of the same. if you like them its great.
quite a tense little instalment :)
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Post by: Zorba on January 27, 2013, 03:56:06 PM
His Girl Friday.   ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on January 27, 2013, 11:16:06 PM
His Girl Friday.   ;D ;D ;D



One of my favs... excellent choice!
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Post by: CJ138 on January 28, 2013, 09:06:24 AM
I watched V/H/S last night. It was total garbage in my opinion highlighted by moments which were less shitty than others.
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Post by: teamweapon on January 28, 2013, 04:42:15 PM
I watched V/H/S last night. It was total garbage in my opinion highlighted by moments which were less shitty than others.
thats a good review! i like it! [the review NOT the crappy movie]
the only thing i actually liked was the glitchy killer effect, even though i think that was the worst segment.
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Post by: CJ138 on January 28, 2013, 05:39:06 PM
Yea, I think that was definitely the worst acted segment.  I have a soft spot for anthology horror flicks but man it fell short.
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on January 29, 2013, 10:51:59 AM
Silver Linings Playbook. - Nothing special i thought.
Trouble With the Curve - Liked it a lot. Amy Adams is great.
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Post by: Neo on January 30, 2013, 01:19:26 AM
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D (2012).  Pretty darn good.  I can't imagine why it didn't get better ratings.  The 3D picture in 4k is awesome.  I highly recommend checking it out on the big screen if it's still showing in your area.
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Post by: Mirosae on January 30, 2013, 04:54:19 PM
The Quiet Man (blu ray edition-at last!)

Trouble in Paradise- Kay Francis looks amazing.



Rosa
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Post by: teamweapon on January 30, 2013, 06:34:02 PM
Yea, I think that was definitely the worst acted segment.  I have a soft spot for anthology horror flicks but man it fell short.
you could try barrio tales?
it looks ok although i only flicked through it quickly?
can it be worse than VHS?
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Post by: pratschm on January 30, 2013, 09:36:30 PM
Paperman - the animated short shown before Wreck It Ralph.
Watch it full screen, at least 720p.

http://www.youtube.com/v/aTLySbGoMX0
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Post by: brude on January 31, 2013, 10:32:23 PM
Paperman.  Very cool.  thumbup
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Post by: Bruce on January 31, 2013, 10:47:46 PM


Trouble in Paradise- Kay Francis looks amazing.



Rosa

Best romantic comedy ever made!
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Post by: Zorba on January 31, 2013, 11:14:13 PM
Best romantic comedy ever made!

I will add it to my watch list.

I would go with either His Girl Friday, The Philadelphia Story or The Wedding Singer ;D
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Post by: Mirosae on February 01, 2013, 05:55:54 AM
Best romantic comedy ever made!

Agree, best dialogues!

Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Scene talking about dating – the big question, what should we start with..

Waiter: Yes, Baron. What should we start with, Baron? Hmm?
Gaston Monescu: Oh yes. That's not so easy. Beginnings are always difficult.
Waiter: Yes, Baron.
Gaston Monescu: If Casanova suddenly turned out to be Romeo having supper with Juliet, who might become Cleopatra, how would you start?

Waiter: I would start with cocktails.

Oh yes!
 ;)
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Post by: Bruce on February 01, 2013, 06:12:15 AM
Written by the incredible Samson Raphaelson.

I named my son "Samson" after him (he thinks he is named after the Biblical one, but when he gets older I will show him some Samson Raphaelson and tell him the real story of his name)!
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Post by: Mirosae on February 01, 2013, 07:33:35 AM
Written by the incredible Samson Raphaelson.

I named my son "Samson" after him (he thinks he is named after the Biblical one, but when he gets older I will show him some Samson Raphaelson and tell him the real story of his name)!

Bruce, that's a great name (and reason to name a son Samson). Now I am not sure how old is your son, but he might want to take some notes! here is one of my all time top fav dialogue.

Trouble in Paradise (1932) Ernst Lubitsch
Scene- how to hire a secretary

Gaston Monescu: Madame Colet, if I were your father, which fortunately I am not, and you made any attempt to handle your own business affairs, I would give you a good spanking - in a business way, of course.
Mariette Colet: What would you do if you were my secretary?
Gaston Monescu:   The same thing.

Mariette Colet: You're hired.

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Post by: Ari on February 01, 2013, 09:40:49 AM
MOTHER OF TEARS, the final in the three mothers trilogy from Dario Argento.
Most don't like it, I do understand why. But I do like it.
Sure it is no Suspiria, but like Romeros LAMD OF THE  DEAD, as a standalone film, forgetting its place in a series it's good fun.
Better than LAND anyways.
Brutal as shit also.
It's good, not great, good, very good even.
Nay Sayers can neigh all they like.
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Post by: Mirosae on February 01, 2013, 03:46:18 PM
Paperman - the animated short shown before Wreck It Ralph.
Watch it full screen, at least 720p.

http://www.youtube.com/v/aTLySbGoMX0


This is beautiful.
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Post by: Hallucination Generation on February 01, 2013, 05:07:08 PM
Watched Zero Dark Thirty last night. Overall it was good but a little too long.


And it wasn't what i expected from the advertising campaign.  wynk

(http://www.nextmovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ZDT-Marie-Claire.jpg)(http://www.nextmovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ZDT-New-Years-Eve1.jpg)
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Post by: Silhouette on February 01, 2013, 05:11:11 PM
Paperman - the animated short shown before Wreck It Ralph.

I enjoyed that. Thank-you!
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Post by: eatbrie on February 02, 2013, 03:37:50 AM
I do not intend to see it, but I just read this review of Movie 43 by Richard Roeper and I thought it was worth sharing...

"Since 1999 I've been carrying a blue pill in my pocket, holding onto it for the moment when I'd truly need it. The pill, I was told, would instantly erase the memory of any movie — but just the one movie, just the one time.

I was tempted to take that pill after "Freddy Got Fingered." I had the pill in hand as I walked out of every other Adam Sandler movie of the last decade.

But I hung on to it, knowing something even worse was going to come my way one day.

Midway through "Movie 43," I knew the day had come. As the credits rolled with the inevitable blooper scenes of actors breaking character and inexplicably laughing when nothing funny is going on, I swallowed that pill, hoping to erase instantly all mental images of what had just transpired.

It didn't work. The !&$@*! thing didn't work!

As the ads for "Movie 43" promised (threatened?), you can't un-see this thing, so please: Stay away. Even if you might think that sitting through "Movie 43" would be an adventure along the lines of experiencing "Showgirls" or "Howard the Duck," you'll be filled with regret five minutes into this atrocity. There's camp-fun bad and interestingly horrible bad, and then there's just awful.

"Movie 43" is the "Citizen Kane" of awful."


T
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Post by: Ari on February 02, 2013, 03:48:08 AM
I don't normally read reviews until after I've seen a film, but I did read this, thanks.
Reminded me of now I felt after every baz luhrman "movie".
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Post by: Zorba on February 02, 2013, 09:53:00 AM
I do not intend to see it, but I just read this review of Movie 43 by Richard Roeper and I thought it was worth sharing...


Roeper is pretty much the only reviewer I read at all or in his case listen to as he co hosts one of the radio talk shows I listen to on my 1 1/2 hour drive home every day. His movie likes and dislikes are pretty much in line with mine so I do not ignore him like I do the others.  8)

Though I do take peeks at Rotten Tomatoes overall rating once in a while for the entertainment value.
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Post by: pratschm on February 03, 2013, 04:29:54 PM
Parenthood

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1f/Parenthood.jpg)
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Post by: Mirosae on February 05, 2013, 05:21:32 PM
Django.... and didn't like it as much as I thought I will  :-\

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q737/Hope_Emerson/Other/427109_zps7c2a4f7e.jpg)


Great poster though..
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Post by: Silhouette on February 05, 2013, 05:49:53 PM
Rented Looper on Foxtel last night; a good thing about renting a movie on Foxtel is they provide a 48 hours pass, essentially the movie is saved on to your Foxtel box for 48 hours for you to watch during that period.

There is now 35 hours, 42 minutes before it is auto-deleted off our Foxtel box, when the time is up I will check to make sure it has been...

 :P
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Post by: Ari on February 05, 2013, 08:39:14 PM
Terrible movie, savor the lovely moment it's gone from your box.
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Post by: Through the Stones on February 05, 2013, 08:59:33 PM
Watched Sunset Blvd. (1950) for the first time.  Unbelievable.  It was like watching one of the standards movies are measured against.  Coming to Starz in March I believe.

Switch gears to Danny Deckchair (2004) Australian film.  I had seen this in a hotel room in 2004 in Beirut and thought it was just great and now I'm convinced.  I do really like this movie.  It's one of those, just watch and laugh and have fun movies.  Plus, I think Miranda Otto is hot so...
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Post by: Harry Caul on February 05, 2013, 09:09:09 PM
Watched Sunset Blvd. (1950) for the first time.  Unbelievable.  It was like watching one of the standards movies are measured against.  Coming to Starz in March I believe.

Probably in my all time top 10... Absolutely fantastic film! 
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Post by: erik1925 on February 05, 2013, 09:53:30 PM
Sunset Blvd ::: one of the finest film ever made..and from every aspect.  From the acting/casting to the writing, sets, design, music, costumes, photography.... brilliant!

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/9d1722dbfca75722d507326d01a2aba8/tumblr_mhpo40vVip1s3uohuo1_250.gif)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/1963928fdd481fc9c50229b27049e6ae/tumblr_mhpo40vVip1s3uohuo4_500.gif)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/c25a8d7b07858c2e7081cfdac4a24814/tumblr_mhmvr3dV0r1qiygcjo1_500.gif)

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Post by: brude on February 05, 2013, 10:18:32 PM
That gif still gives me a chill.
What a great film.
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Post by: Through the Stones on February 07, 2013, 02:52:07 AM
This week has kicked ass at work.  I just got done with Paper Moon (1973) and I absolutely loved it.  Also, The Lady (2012) and it was very decent, not amazing, but very decent.

Anyone out there got a handy pic of some paper for Paper Moon?  IMDB just has a lame pic from the DVD box or something.
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Post by: erik1925 on February 07, 2013, 04:15:08 PM
This week has kicked ass at work.  I just got done with Paper Moon (1973) and I absolutely loved it.  Also, The Lady (2012) and it was very decent, not amazing, but very decent.

Anyone out there got a handy pic of some paper for Paper Moon?  IMDB just has a lame pic from the DVD box or something.


Here you go. 

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/PAPER-MOON-Orig-Movie-Poster-1973-FOLDED-One-Sheet-1SH-moking-Tatum-ONeal-/00/s/MTAyNFg2OTQ=/$(KGrHqR,!jYFDgmmB8w+BQ7(fSwFL!~~60_57.JPG)

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Post by: Through the Stones on February 07, 2013, 11:20:20 PM
Great!  Not the best image for such a great movie but it still works somehow.
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Post by: Bruce on February 08, 2013, 08:46:51 AM
Last night, I was re-visiting one of my all-time favorite movies, Local Hero, with my son Luke (somehow this movie is available in its entirety on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh0ja-BTpbk).

It has incredibly clever strange writing by director Bill Forsyth, and wonderful acting by Burt Lancaster (who was 69 when he made this!), Peter Riegert, Norman Chancer (as the beyond-crazy psychiatrist, Moritz), and a bunch of Scottish actors you've never seen before. And of course, music by the great Mark Knopfler.

If you like great little movies that are unlike anything you have ever seen before, please give it a try!

http://www.youtube.com/v/Nh0ja-BTpbk
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Post by: pratschm on February 08, 2013, 11:10:30 AM
Speaking of movies in their entirety on youtube, if you've never see Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain", you can check it out here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CTECzJTK7c

Also, I need this poster. :)

Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/v/3CTECzJTK7c
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Post by: archie leach on February 08, 2013, 05:29:28 PM
Last night, I was re-visiting one of my all-time favorite movies, Local Hero, with my son Luke (somehow this movie is available in its entirety on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh0ja-BTpbk).

It has incredibly clever strange writing by director Bill Forsyth, and wonderful acting by Burt Lancaster (who was 69 when he made this!), Peter Riegert, Norman Chancer (as the beyond-crazy psychiatrist, Moritz), and a bunch of Scottish actors you've never seen before. And of course, music by the great Mark Knopfler.

If you like great little movies that are unlike anything you have ever seen before, please give it a try!

I've seen it a number of times.  It's on my list of films that I love more than most, alongside films like My Life as a Dog, Joe Vs. the Volcano, Something Wild, In Bruges, Croupier, Beginners...
 
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Post by: Tang Lung in Rome on February 09, 2013, 10:28:58 PM
Happy 70 , Joe Pesci........gonna watch something JP related on YT ;)
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Post by: CSM on February 09, 2013, 10:51:48 PM
Probably in my all time top 10... Absolutely fantastic film!  

Oh yeah!
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Post by: Bruce on February 09, 2013, 11:11:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/9FCv58ThH5E

This is an excellent documentary about the birth of rock 'n' roll. It has wonderful archival footage (much of which I had never seen, which surprised me, since I thought I had seen a ton!) and while it naturally has to massively condense what happened and many important people are left out, it still teaches much, and you see some wonderful performances. I highly recommend watching it all!

The last 5 minutes are messed up, but it is not that big a deal. It ends with "the day the music died" which is fitting. It is narrated by the fine actor, John Heard.
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Post by: pratschm on February 10, 2013, 11:51:10 PM
Office Space.
Trying to ward off a case of the Mondays preemptively.

http://www.youtube.com/v/2AB9zPfXqQQ
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Post by: Harry Caul on February 11, 2013, 12:42:35 PM
I just watched this 1922 color test footage... mesmerizing.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2013/02/08/early_color_film_from_1922_actresses_vamp_for_the_camera.html
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Post by: paul waines on February 11, 2013, 01:43:44 PM
Fascinating, Thanks for posting Harry.
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Post by: Charlie on February 11, 2013, 02:10:34 PM
I watched Goonies again this weekend and all I can do now is pick it apart...

- Why the heck doesn't Chunk just unlatch the gate?
- Bran should have easily been able to get out of the exercise springs.
- And what is it with unloving mothers in all of Spielberg's films? 
- You can not pop bicycle tires by just unscrewing the lid.
- All Bran had to do when Troy was holding his hand would be to hit the brakes; the direction of force was down not forward - he would not actually been able to do that if Bran had resisted at all. 
- Do you know how exact the placement would have to be to fit the rocks into the doubloon. 
- A map that old would have crumbled away.  Nice burn marks too.
- Bullet holes don't make little round cracks on paint.
- Nice plug for Pepsi.
- If you have ever step on a rake it has to be perfect for it to pop-up straight in your face.
- None of them are bothered by the fact that the $50 bills are one sided.
- You can't make a stiff before you freeze one. If a real corpse had been put in the freezer, it's weight would have made it slump into the corner - not straight as a board.  And where is the blood from the gun shot to the head?  Also why would you not put the bag over the head first?  What they picked they guy up and slid the trash bag from under?
- It is quite nice that when the Frateli's get back that the cloth hiding the window peels back. 
- Pipes are never underground like that and inaccessible so they should have found a door or something.  Pipes never go up and down - if they were unsecured, you would already have settling problems; like the water fountain would eventually settle down.  And why if pipes are going up and down would branch pipe pull horizontal like the knobs in the shower..
-Another thing is why would all these previously opening presumably discovered by Chester Copperpot be just sealed up?  If I was a guy and went down to check the pipes and there was a huge hole to another room; wouldn't you investigate.
- Chester Copperpot had been crushed by a booby trap but the booby trap had been mysteriously reset and the lone rock cut free.  But when the rest of the rock fall they fall free and can't be reset - meaning if CC had fallen victim to the booby trap there should be an entire line of rocks.
- So CC didn't make it as far as a wishing well that anyone could climb down and investigate.  I am also assuming this is a fresh water well yet in the end they are a quarter mile off coast.  Fresh water wells would have to be high and inland to remain fresh that close to salt water.  And the amazing thing is that there are no animals or algae growing on anything at the water source.  And where is the bat shit?
- Why couldn't the boys tell Andy wasn't on the bucket the fucker was bouncing up and down.  I mean you would pretty much have to put a lot of work into to pulling someone out of a well.
- Pincher's of Peril - enough said... 
- How did data and Mouth know that Bran had deemed a 'Men's Room' and decide to turn back - shouldn't they already have their peckers out taking a wiz.
- I don't think the skeleton piano had enough keys to actually play a musical scale.
- How the heck did chunk and ugly make it to the boat (not to mention up the mast) - wouldn't there have been a plumber investigating the pipe issues and startled them?
- And why go to the trouble to go up the mast? moronic
- Octopus in the ending was mentioned (obviously a cut scene) but take it out there too - lazy...
- Slowest signer in the history of signing - geez at least have him drop the pen or something.
- Was that really enough loot to save the goondocks?  Not sure how many of those weren't just semi precious and worthless.
- Yeah Domino's!

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Harry Caul on February 11, 2013, 02:19:01 PM
You just made my 8-year old self cry.  Thanks a fucking lot Charlie... buzz kill.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on February 11, 2013, 04:08:51 PM
I watched GOONIES again just recently and I couldn't take it.
I watched it through til the end, but I will never do that again.
Some movies hold up -- others don't....
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Through the Stones on February 12, 2013, 02:55:46 AM
And yet... I still want to go on an adventure and find buried treasure and I still want the advance one sheet 'Map Style', and I still geek out that I got to go inside their house, go up in the attic, and rip some of the original wall paper off the wall.  Thank goodness it's only a KIDS/FAMILY movie that helped shape my childhood!   ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: brude on February 12, 2013, 09:53:11 AM
While I might no longer be a fan of the movie, I do really like this GITD poster from Randy's collection.

(http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc394/rdavey26/NOT%20FOR%20SALE/goonies_small.jpg)  thumbup
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 12, 2013, 10:49:40 AM
And yet... I still want to go on an adventure and find buried treasure and I still want the advance one sheet 'Map Style', and I still geek out that I got to go inside their house, go up in the attic, and rip some of the original wall paper off the wall.  Thank goodness it's only a KIDS/FAMILY movie that helped shape my childhood!   ;D

No, I really love the movie... Don't take this analysis the wrong way.  It is one of my all time favorites...
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Through the Stones on February 12, 2013, 10:20:53 PM
No, I really love the movie... Don't take this analysis the wrong way.  It is one of my all time favorites...

Oh, don't worry.  Just being snarky.   ;D  One of my favorites for sure!  I think it's interesting just how forgivable we are of plot holes or how far we are willing to suspend our disbelief in certain films, which, is different for everyone.  For me, The Goonies hit at the penultimate time of my childhood when my brain was chock full of imagination, treasure, adventure, wonder, and well, youth!  That movie, along with others like The Princess Bride, Ghostbusters, Ferris Bueller, Weird Science, The Explorers, Gremlins, etc... taught me to imagine, to laugh, to wander, to explore and discover as a kid and I thank God that most of that has never left me.  In fact, I would say they are some of my better character traits!
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Through the Stones on February 16, 2013, 12:27:52 AM
Django Unchained two nights ago and Shanghai Calling last night.

I enjoyed Shanghai Calling as a light romantic comedy, laughed out loud several times and clings tightly to the structure of the genre (7.5 out of 10)

Django... For those who like Tarantino I'm sure it will be among their favorite.  Does anyone know if it fits into his alternative reality frame or is it a stand still like Jackie Brown?  For me on the other hand, it's just another Tarantino film in a different suit of skin and time period.  The cinematography was stunning and his new editor did a great great job as well but all in all it was just sterotypical Tarantino Pulp (6 out of 10)
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: CSM on February 16, 2013, 10:54:39 AM
You just made my 8-year old self cry.  Thanks a fucking lot Charlie... buzz kill.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: pratschm on February 16, 2013, 11:48:01 AM
Oh, come on! I've taken all I can stand... and I can't stand no more!

http://www.youtube.com/v/yCvzXjaNkn4

"We're in deep shit now, Francis."  Love it. happy1
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Mirosae on February 16, 2013, 03:35:42 PM

Django... For those who like Tarantino I'm sure it will be among their favorite.  Does anyone know if it fits into his alternative reality frame or is it a stand still like Jackie Brown?  For me on the other hand, it's just another Tarantino film in a different suit of skin and time period.  The cinematography was stunning and his new editor did a great great job as well but all in all it was just sterotypical Tarantino Pulp (6 out of 10)

I am one of those Tarantino fans. AND LET ME TELL YOU. It is not my favourite, far from it. I was actually very upset. And I DO like Tarantino, and Spaguetti Westerns, and Westerns. But Django is just not good enough. I gave it a 4.
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Hallucination Generation on February 17, 2013, 08:34:35 AM
Jackass 3D.

Great comedy.

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Charlie on February 17, 2013, 08:52:52 AM
I've been busy with my tooth problems and all, just been laying around:

First views:
Frankenweenie - Worked well since we bought it for my daughter after she got eight stitches in her leg.  But she didn't like her new nickname - frakenleg (I finally realize I am my father's son)
Last Time I Saw Paris (Taylor) - Film was a bit whimsical until it wasn't and she dies - the kid was cute.
Winter's Bone - Wow the whole movie felt like when I use to go visit a buddy down the street whose family had varying degrees of recovering drug addicts and dealers.  One of the brothers use to live in a house without a door surrounded by junked cars.  My buddy's mom was so far gone she use take forever to finish a sentence.  They had this projection TV from the late 70s with the big box in the middle of the floor and his dad reminded me of Cheech.  They had all kinds of cousins in and out of jail etc...  I wasn't ever suppose to go over there.   :-X Eventually the house caught fire and the one brother moved; huh... Cops use to run up and down the street; I was asked several times while out playing in the yard if I had seen so and so...

Additional attempt:
Exorcist (and I am hearing noises in my attic again - ahhh!) - I finally made it through the movie but I blame it on being half asleep... 

Reruns:
Forest Gump
Lassie
Hotel Transylvania
Passage to India
Beetlejuice
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Mirosae on February 17, 2013, 09:50:10 AM

Winter's Bone - Wow the whole movie felt like when I use to go visit a buddy down the street whose family had varying degrees of recovering drug addicts and dealers.  One of the brothers use to live in a house without a door surrounded by junked cars.  My buddy's mom was so far gone she use take forever to finish a sentence.  They had this projection TV from the late 70s with the big box in the middle of the floor and his dad reminded me of Cheech.  They had all kinds of cousins in and out of jail etc...  I wasn't ever suppose to go over there.   :-X Eventually the house caught fire and the one brother moved; huh... Cops use to run up and down the street; I was asked several times while out playing in the yard if I had seen so and so...



Charlie, you just reminded me how great this film is. I dragged everyone to the cinema when it was out here and everyone loved it. I am going to watch it again today :). And Headhunters too.

I watched Nothing Sacred last night. Carole Lombard and Fredric March. And then two of my friends came over and brought the WORST ever horror films. No bother to mention them here. Waste of my time. Though it was good fun watching just because my friends are such a drama queens.  :)

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Zorba on February 17, 2013, 09:57:54 AM
Skyfall on Blu. Not the best Bond ever but entertaining and a definite improvement over QoS.

Speaking of entertaining. On The Town on TMC.   happy1

Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on February 17, 2013, 12:10:31 PM
You must Name films Rosa, it's the rules.... ;)


I watched On the Town in my Cinema last week, love it...

(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss348/frankenstein31_photos/PICT0493-3_zps096bfa8d.jpg)

I don't post all I watch, or this would be called "films Paul's watched", as I view about 8-10 a week.
Last nigh I watched "Taken2" quite enjoyed it, followed by The 51 Thing, always a pleasure. I tried
to watch VHS through the week, got 23 mins in and turned it off, biggest load of Shite I've seen in
years, takes a lot for me not to get to the end of a film; But those POV films do nothing for me, I
can see that shit on Youtube...
Friday I watched Resident Evil 4, not a patch on the others in the series, it was very Gamey, so I
just enjoyed the girls running around with guns... :D  Followed it with Robocop, haven't seen it in
several years, and Man do the effects look dated, as does the film. So watched Day the Earth stood
still after it. First time on the big screen in Blu-ray, and what a different film. Highlight of the week.

I'm looking forward Skyfall next Saturday.. 
Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: Mirosae on February 17, 2013, 12:28:22 PM
You must Name films Rosa, it's the rules.... ;)

Paul, Yes Sir! :)

We watched Killer tomatoes and The Wizar Gore or something.. Can't remember titles.  We also watched I spit on your grave. Now we talk maan did I like it. zOOOYESS. Me friends didnt. Man scared of shite-crazy-revenge-seeker-cutyourthing woman

Incidentally Paul...you sending this to me for Xmas?
Thank you deary. That is ever so kind of you (read with Queen's English voice plz)

(http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss348/frankenstein31_photos/PICT0493-3_zps096bfa8d.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you just watch?
Post by: paul waines on February 17, 2013, 12:38:32 PM
I see what you mean Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, and The Wizard of Gore, though this one is a H.G. Lewis classic.  I'm guessing I spit on your grave was the 78 version...