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Good films I watched this weekend

Good films I watched this weekend

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Halb

32,925 posts

92 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Before Sunset.
Exquisite.

onyx39

8,858 posts

59 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Just about to watch "Knowing" on C4 +1, worth it just for the plane crash IMHO



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SystemParanoia

10,735 posts

107 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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no thx.. that whole story film has an eco/bible understory.

cross between save the earth lentilists and noah's fkin ark.

hate films that try to shove some religious/political message down my neck

Bullett

6,982 posts

93 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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It starts well, then goes downhill and then the ending is just dreadful and the whole Eco/religious thing is just horrid. 4/10

Pommygranite

7,721 posts

125 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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We Are Legion - very good film about Anonymous and 4Chan and hacktivism. Some very, very funny parts and well put together. Recommended. 7.5/10
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Jw Vw

4,424 posts

72 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Saw Killer Elite yesterday. What a great, underrated film. 8/10

dave stew

1,502 posts

76 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Halb said:
Before Sunset.
Exquisite.
Agreed.

Civpilot

5,853 posts

149 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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  • Safety Not Guaranteed
Yes, they have actually made a movie based around this original (and read) spoof classified ad that appeared in an American paper years ago...


Synopsis said:
When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he's solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you
Currently running 93% positive on RottenTomatoes.com and I can see why, even that Grumpy bd Roger Ebert liked it?!?.

Really enjoyed it, very smart movie with some really good characters. I would even go so far as saying that yes, it really is a 'feelgood' movie. Try to watch it without any spoilers just as I did as it does become a really nice ride that will have you totally engaged with the leads by the end.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

164 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Weird. Watching it as I type. Chap has just snuck into the lab and noticed a bit of a party going on.

onyx39

8,858 posts

59 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Just watching (the original ) Willy Wonka and Chocoate Factory.
Far better than the remake IMHO. Takes me back!

Halb

32,925 posts

92 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Can't beat Gene Wilder, and the myriad of quotes he has.


That time travel one sounds cool.

porridge

1,109 posts

53 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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big dub said:
Safe - Another cracking Statham action flick thumbup
5/10 for me

Thought Statham was good but an awful plot (by action flick standards) and overall dull. Too many plot lines which are not sufficiently explained.

Kill his son, wife and unborn kid anf he just takes it? Cmon

Yeah right a gang who lost money on a fight would now follow him daily and kill anyone who he talks to rofl

Dont believe in computers so rely on the one kid rofl

Halb

32,925 posts

92 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Midnight Run. ITV4 tonight. Easily makes my top ten comedy films if the 80s.

Jw Vw

4,424 posts

72 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Halb said:
Midnight Run. ITV4 tonight. Easily makes my top ten comedy films if the 80s.
What time Halb?

Dick Dastardly

7,688 posts

172 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Watched The Other Guys last night. I didn't realise beforehand that it was from the guy who did Anchorman, so wasn't expecting much, but it had me in stitches. A good spoof cop film with some genuinely funny scenes. 8/10.

Halb

32,925 posts

92 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Jw Vw said:
What time Halb?
10!biggrin

flat-planedCrank

3,697 posts

112 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Man On Fire


7.7 on iMDB and heard some positive comments about it being a great 'revenge' film...


So was disappointed to find it fairly average - just couldn't get on with the heavy handed 'old MTV music video' style. Some decent acting though.




5/10

Bedazzled

12,098 posts

130 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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The Awakening, 6/10, quite a good ghost story. A paranormal skeptic who spends her time exposing hoaxes visits a boys' school to investigate stories of a ghost that has been frightening the pupils, and uncovers more than she bargained for. Period drama style and slow pace might not appeal to some but the suspense builds up nicely as her fate unravels; and there's a memorable scene with a dolls house which made me jump!

Negative Creep

15,243 posts

136 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Shutter - If one day I show my kids this film, I'll probably have to explain that people once had to go to a shop or a room with a red light before they could view their photographs. Not that I would show children this film, since it contains more scares in one scene than most horrors manage throughout. The basic story concerns a young photographer and his partner who run over and seemingly kill a young woman on a deserted country road. He then starts seeming mysterious effects on his photographs, which quickly progresses into terrifying visions of the woman he seemingly killed.

I do wonder why Asian horror films are normally so much scarier than their Western counterparts. Perhaps it's because it's depicting a culture you don't fully understand, but contains sufficient parallels with our ghost stories, or with subtitles you're relying on someone else to tell you what the characters are saying. The Director certainly does a fine use of building a bleak atmosphere, and that underlying current of dread which leaves the audience thinking something could happen at any moment. As more background is revealed you may be somewhat less inclined to feel sympathy for the lead, but certainly ever more interested as he's racked with ever more guilt over the increasing apparitions.

This all culminates in an ending which - I'm not going to lie - freaked me out. I'm not saying that I believe in ghosts, but the character's sudden realisation of the spirit's true nature is seriously creepy. I am aware there is a US remake, but I would put money on it being nowhere as good as this.

Pesty

36,063 posts

165 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Dick Dastardly said:
Watched The Other Guys last night. I didn't realise beforehand that it was from the guy who did Anchorman, so wasn't expecting much, but it had me in stitches. A good spoof cop film with some genuinely funny scenes. 8/10.
Funniest film I've seen in years, I have had many repeat watches now and there is so much going on that I missed in the first viewing.

9/10 for me.
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