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PostSubject: Movies/DVDs   Thu 10 Apr 2008, 14:00

Thought I'd make a spot where we can give a shout out to any good film we've seen in the cinema or on DVD. If you'd recommend it, let us know, 'cause I'm always up for new suggestions on things to watch!

I don't go out to the movies as much as I want to; I have a 7-year-old, so my time at the pictures is almost always some animated crap. Last good film I saw in an actual theatre was Sweeney Todd, which was most righteous. And on DVD, I just watched a couple of good music documentaries. One was about Wilco (I Am Trying To Break Your Heart). It's been out for a while but I never saw it before, and it was very interesting, although if you're not a Wilco fan it's not gonna ring your chimes too much. Also watched New York Doll, about Arthur "Killer" Kane from the New York Dolls. I'm not the world's biggest fan of the Dolls but this was such an entertaining and affecting film.

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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Thu 10 Apr 2008, 16:15

I saw Rambo. It was pretty cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Thu 10 Apr 2008, 16:23

heh...

saw No Country For Old Men and liked most of it, ending left me feeling unsatisfied though. May need to watch again.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Thu 10 Apr 2008, 17:18

watch Cloverfield. Pretty good in my opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Thu 10 Apr 2008, 22:18

MagicalTrevor wrote:

saw No Country For Old Men and liked most of it, ending left me feeling unsatisfied though. May need to watch again.
I saw it, too...quite disapponiting..I expected much more from Cohen's
and I saw 10000 BC... no comment
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Fri 11 Apr 2008, 23:10

You know, I normally love the Coen Bros., but I have no desire whatsoever to see No Country for Old Men, and everything I've heard just verifies that (bleak, disappointing, creepy, etc). Last film I saw in a theater was Atonement, which I just loved. Also, Chrissie - we own a copy of I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - it's great (if you like Wilco, as you said).
Did anyone else see Control, the film about Ian Curtis and Joy Division? Pretty fascinating.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Sat 12 Apr 2008, 18:54

Haven't seen Control yet, but I have read a lot of positive things about it, so I'm sure I'll rent it at some point. I also want to watch Fallen Angel (about Gram Parsons) sometime. And I think I might like to see the recent Sigur Ros concert film/doc as well. I love music docs/biopics...my favorite has to be The Fearless Freaks, about the Flaming Lips. Meeting People Is Easy (Radiohead) is also nicely done.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Sat 12 Apr 2008, 20:34

The film I badly want to see is Prince Caspian...Can't wait...I'm a Narnia fanatic
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Sat 12 Apr 2008, 20:44

Cool, I didn't realise there was a new narnia film. Is it out yet Question

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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Sat 12 Apr 2008, 20:57

I think May 15 is the date...It's not my favourite book, but I saw the trailer and it looks more like LOTR...It's a bit more like LOTR and less like the first movie...
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Sat 12 Apr 2008, 21:15

Sounds good.

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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Sun 13 Apr 2008, 15:42

I'm not a big fan of film. Most of the stuff that comes out of hollywood is the celuloid equivalent of X Factor/American Idol karaoke chart music - It's product to make money, has no soul and as shallow as a very shallow thing. I like films with real grit or heart but I can't be bothered wading through tthe dross to get to them. Mind you I do like the Coen Bros films. I thought No Country For Old Men was excellent. I think it's one of those films (like a really good album) that needs to be seen again to get all the subtleties and nuances. Pan's Labyrinth, currently showing on Film4 I really liked as well. Dark and surreal ( a bit like Terry Gilliams films).

No Country.. was the first film I'd seen at the cinema for over a year. I don't possess a dvd player. We have a VCR to record the odd thing if we're out or away for a weekend. I prefer to read and listen to music rather than watch a film.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Sun 13 Apr 2008, 17:51

I think the best films are the light comedies made by independent british directors. Such as Hot Fuzz.

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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Sun 13 Apr 2008, 18:13

Hotblack I'd recommend signing up to Mark Kermode's Film Review podcast, he'll sort out the good stuff from the bad for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Sun 13 Apr 2008, 21:45

Dabamash wrote:
I think the best films are the light comedies made by independent british directors. Such as Hot Fuzz.
That movie is great....
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Mon 14 Apr 2008, 08:23

MagicalTrevor wrote:
Hotblack I'd recommend signing up to Mark Kermode's Film Review podcast, he'll sort out the good stuff from the bad for you.

Cheers. I'll check it out. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Mon 14 Apr 2008, 14:22

Hot Fuzz! Love that flick, though I liked Shaun of the Dead better. When I think about it, many of my fave films are British...Withnail & I (I can get thoroughly obnoxious reciting quotes from that one), The Rutles, Local Hero, Trainspotting, all the Python stuff...having said that, there are exceptions to the rule. Fer example, anything with Hugh Grant in it brings me out in hives.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Mon 14 Apr 2008, 16:23

I quite like Little Miss Sunshine, but I think that was American. Still good though. (not that all American films are bad, I like most of them)

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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Mon 14 Apr 2008, 17:13

Don't get to the movies too often these days unless its the kids rubbish.
Although the Spiderwick Chronicles wasn't the worst film i ever seen !

Was quite surprised by Juno, thought it would be crap but went along with the wife and ended up enjoying it.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Tue 15 Apr 2008, 03:13

I am thinking I should be a lot more excited about the new Indiana Jones flick than I am...for some reason I'm not too bothered about seeing it, even though I am a fan of the series.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Thu 24 Apr 2008, 08:01

Control is stunning. My best film of the 2000s I reckon but I guess I am a little biased because I am a Joy Division nut! I cry like a baby at the end every time without fail. Heima was also really good...so beautifully filmed. I also recommend The Lives Of Others or Das Leben Der Anderen the German film about the Stasi. As a foreign languages student I am building up a collection of foreign cinema and I am convinced that European cinema (including British independent stuff) is far superior than the expensive Hollywood trash that is churned out year on year.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Thu 24 Apr 2008, 10:17

I saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall yesterday.

Good fun, lots of laughs!

I could even put up with Russell Brand...!
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Fri 25 Apr 2008, 20:02

Saw Wind Chill yesterday... thriller/horror about two students who are being haunted by ghosts on their way home from college...I was surprised because I thought the film is a piece of s***
ok, if you like the genre, you'll like it...not a great movie, but a good one
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Fri 25 Apr 2008, 20:03

Calum wrote:
I saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall yesterday.
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PostSubject: Re: Movies/DVDs   Fri 25 Apr 2008, 20:28

New comedy. Came out on Wednesday in the UK...

IMDb page here
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