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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:07 am

Godzilla: Final Wars.

So much fun in the first 10-15minutes (from the TOHO SCOPE and that classic intro music (I started hummin' Pharoahe Monche's "Simon Says!")) to the "highlight" reel of 'Zilla's greatest hits, the concpet of "mutant" humans...then it just fuckin' dies. The fire breathin' giant Komodo Dragon doesn't make another appearance for 40 minutes!!!
WTF!!!

Minilla was cute tho'; shame Mothra's twin fairy's didn't get more screen time. Tinkerbell my ass, I'd let those two construct a mini-harness and treadmill attatchment to my dick anyday.

Just not enough MAN IN SUIT! fights, but it beat Kong to the pucnh by having 'Zilla take on 3 beasts at once...

meh. I expected better from Kitamura.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:08 pm

Is this a bootleg? Or is this out on DVD Region 1?
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Postby fried samurai on Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:30 pm

burlivesleftnut wrote:Is this a bootleg? Or is this out on DVD Region 1?


It came out on region 1 this Tuesday.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:34 pm

Oh wow thanks, Fried Samurai.
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Postby MelaWolf on Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:44 pm

My DVD veiwing this week consisted of the first disc on Season 1 of House (awesome show), Sex and Lucia (rowr...) and the Last Picture Show.

I was really expecting to enjoy Last Picture more, generally a fan of Bogdonovich, but this one just didn't connect with me.
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:01 pm

Damien: Omen II, Kill Bill vol 2, Twin Peaks season one, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Donnie Darko.
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Postby Carolian on Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:54 am

I watched THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD for the first time the other day. I'm sure Harold would be proud...

I keep meaning to sit down and watch THRONE OF BLOOD, but I never have the time.
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Postby jgraphix on Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:00 am

Just starting 2nd season of Arrested Development and just finished watching the Brood from Cronenberg.

That was a great flick! Awesome stuff, giving birth and licking a bloody fetus! Can't get much better than that!
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Postby Vegeta on Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:53 am

Well this week from Netflix I have:

Boondock Saints - Awesome really enjoyed this movie.
Old Boy - Haven't watched it yet
The Machinest - Haven't watched it yet
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Postby DennisMM on Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:56 am

My wife was watching The Woodsman, but it got a little intense for her. She admired the quality of the work.

I've mostly been reading and still working on the Flash piece, going through it for the third time and finding visuals. Jeez. Almost done, honestly.
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Postby jgraphix on Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:57 am

yeah...the woodsman is good but might not be for some peoples palette.
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Postby DennisMM on Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:58 am

keepcoolbutcare wrote:Godzilla: Final Wars.

Minilla was cute tho'; shame Mothra's twin fairy's didn't get more screen time. Tinkerbell my ass, I'd let those two construct a mini-harness and treadmill attatchment to my dick anyday.


The girls were "The Peanuts," a singing duo in the early '60s. Last year (or '03?) I was watching an old Ed Sullivan Show when they popped up!
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Postby Fried Gold on Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:31 am

I've been watching the features discs from the Lord of the Rings extended set.

It's taken me weeks to get through to the final disc.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:10 pm

Burl's been corrupting people into watching Carnivale. TITGirl's already been hit a couple of months ago, and I just finished episode 5 off of the Season 1 DVD. Wow, although I'm very sad after having watched episode 5, the show has nevertheless eaten out my ass and taken my dog for a walk.

Good show, chapeau!
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:54 am

(bump..die angel, DIE!)

One Day in September. Holy fuck. One of the terrorists is still alive? Say what you will about him, but you gotta respect the fact that he's made it this long. Can't recommend this enough...jaw dropping soundtrack, stunning images. Man, was Spielbergo faithful to the look of the terrorists and hostages!

Pretty Persuasion. Fucking dreadful. It's an embarassment that it even gets compared to Heathers, which while being over the top at least had the ballz to stick to its convictions. If you're gonna have characters and situations so ridiculously over the top, how you gonna then go and punk the fuck out by actually trying to gum up my sympathy for said characters and situations? We cared for Wynona 'cuz she was a fully developed character, Slater 'cuz he was so fuckin' cool. Here SPOILERS Aww, she cared that her real mommy didn't lover her...boo-fucking-hoo. And then trying to make me care for the suicide of the only decent character in the movie (gasp! our actions have consequences!); you can't wring emotions from your audience after the entire film is spent "deadening" our reactions. You just can't. Sorry.

Red Eye Sure, in terms of new releases, January blows. I may go see Hostel, I may not. But January is conversely a great time to check out some stuff on DVD that you didn't catch in the theaters. Heard good things 'bout this, I love Cillian and McAdams and you can't write off Craven completely.

Loved it. Great performances by the leads (Cillian's a fuckin' freak!, McAdams (side from having a mouth that sometimes looks eerily similiar to the Joker) is scrumptious) a suprisingly tight script (yeah, you know exactly what's coming, but my stoned mind didn't notice a single plot hole; it all tied together really well) and Wes displays a classical touch. No real scares or gotcha moments, just a well done thriller.

Tom Yun-Goong Man, I hope it was just the quality of the DVD I picked up (damn you shady video store in Chinatown! I thought you were laughing at me as I left...) but this film (must've been shot on video) looked like ass. I couldn't get into the "spirituality" of this one (hey, I like elephants as much as the next guy, but c'mon now!...good for a laugh tho', 'cuz you just know how pissed Tony's gonna be when the inevitable occurrs...) like I did with Ong Bak. No matter tho' once the shit goes down.

And does it EVER go down!!! Mother-of-your-God, HOLY SHIT NO, hey-that guy really did that stunt, asskickery, ASSKICKERY, ASSKICKERY. Prachya Pinkaew's must've been raped by gang of stuntmen in another life 'cuz he sure seems to have a grudge against the lot of them. While I'll bash the silly plot, he's improved as an action director. That long take up the winding stairs...I was breathless.

Wedding Crashers. meh. 3 out of 5. Vern's right, who's gonna remember this one when the next obnoxious comedy comes along? But I love Ms. McAdams, and Vince has carved that character (same one in Made, Swingers, Old School) into popular mythology. So what if he reminds me of all my asshole friends over the years...I need guys like that in my life to counterbalance my inevitable pretension.
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:10 am

Am I the only one hugely underwhelmed by Red Eye's third act?
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:21 am

yeah, it did lose some when they left the plane.

and why Rachel isn't at least questioned by the Secret Service is a mystery to me...c'mon, at least one agent died in that rocket attack. CTU would've at least tortured her, a little...
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Postby colonel_lugz on Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:29 am

Just managed to get hold of the original BBC series of Narnia, I watched it as a kid and remembered it being really good. I have to say that it didn't live up to my childhood expectations. And I actually find it hard to get through an episode
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:40 am

Never rewatch anything you liked as a kid, it is just about always a disappointment...
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Postby Pacino86845 on Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:14 am

Agent Alonzo wrote:Am I the only one hugely underwhelmed by Red Eye's third act?

You're being nice when you say "undewhelmed," aren't you? I personally felt that my intelligence (how ever much I may have) was spat on... and I use "spat" to avoid cursing.

Agent Alonzo wrote:Never rewatch anything you liked as a kid, it is just about always a disappointment...


This is totally true, dude. I used to love The Crow as a teenager, but I rewatched it recently and I realized that it hadn't aged terribly well.

And anything with G.I. Joe in it... that is a part of my life I wish to permanently remove...
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:40 am

Couldn't recognise a single plot whole in Red Eye? Man, that's a LOT of Good Ganja Marn yoo marst av beeen smorkeen marn.

You are the only one underwhelmed by it's 3rd act too AA. I was absolutely 'what a load of 'ol shite' in my reaction too it. Underwhelmed is being charitable in my opnion.

Watched the end of Lost's first run on C4 last night. Still takes too long getting to the fucking point. Got the Jaws DVD double disk, got loads of cool extras including deleted scenes, nice to see bits of the movie not seen before - due to the widescreen screen that is.
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Postby John-Locke on Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:51 am

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Tom Yun-Goong took a little while to really get going but OMFG what action, that big fuckoff gentleman charging Tony Jaa was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen, it looked so real, the man was like a human Rhino, the homage to the house of Blue Leaves with people getting limbs broken instead of severed was a touch of genius but it might have gone on a bit too long still what fun, and when Tony Jaa uses the bone to take those big guys out I was really cheering at the screen. My copy looks fine KCBC, the cinematography ain't the best but I don't think it was shot on Video.
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Postby Icarus on Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:02 pm

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Never rewatch anything you liked as a kid, it is just about always a disappointment...


too true - bought season one of "Battle of the Planets" yesterday and discovered that Killer Sea Anenomes and Giant Space Turtles are more fun to remember than to sit through as an adult.

Its wholly responsible for opening my eyes to manga / anime - so I still owe the show love....but I'd be lying if I said I sat through the lot again. Already relegated to the dust gathering shelf of DVD's - shame.

Incidentally, in the UK when it came here at the end of the seventies / start of the eighties our execs couldn't get their heads around a cartoon not being for small kids....and in early manga fashion it did have grim bits in it - which over here we replaced with 5 mins cutesie expo - through the "hilarity" of 7-Zark-7 and (shudder) 1-Rover-1. And yet, bizarrely they also overdubbed Princess' voice with that of a cathouse's madam. Anyone recognise that as fact - or is this one of those urban legends that get handed down through time?
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Postby The Wrong Guy on Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:43 am

Toxic Avenger IV- Citizen Toxie- Named after Citizen Kane, and for good reason. This is classic Troma piece. Just lot's insane stuff and lots of South Park/Naked Gun/Airplane! type humour and lesbians and head-decapitating and little girls getting thrown against brick walls- HARD! Too much other stuff...DOLPHIN MAN FOR FUCKS SAKE!!!!

Really good stuff. 5/5

The Man Who Wasn't There- One of my favourite Coen movies. Slow, perhaps, but it has the best and the most appropriate ending I've ever seen. And Billy Bob is just awesome, and Scarlett Johanson actually bothers to act for once.
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:00 am

Hey, I watched The Man Who Wasn't There last night as well, part of a double-feature with the Family Guy movie...
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Postby magicmonkey on Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:04 am

Vampires in Havana. Cuban animated movie thats not for kids, good fun. Definatley worth watching if animation is your bag.

Insomnia. Saw this on TV over Xmas in the U.K. Wow, really enjoyed it. Very tense, anxiety filled, morally confusing bag of sleep depravation. I felt like I hadn't slept in a week whilst watching this, very effective.

Arakimentary. Cool documentary film about the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. I'd never really heard of the dude before I watched this, i'd only seen a picture of his, on the book "Sputnik Sweetheart" by Haruki Murakami, of the naked female form. He specialises in controversial pictures of women in bondage and his output is veritably legion. As well as his art, he also shoots reader's wives sections for a Japanese porn mag. A studly little jovial man, he and his work makes a great subject. Features comments from Bjork and Beat Takeshi Kitano. Available on Tartan video, it gets the monkey thumbs up.

Finally, I went out and got the "Transformers" movie. Ah, nostalgia, I knew Orson Welles was on the voice talent, but was surprised to see so many others like Spock, Judd Nelson and Eric "Delgo" Idle. Good to see the Dinobots again. Good animation too, up there with the manga stuff, the films opening I found really impressive. Overall, no great shakes, but there is plenty of death of major characters to get teary eyed over as the gravity of the transformers existence and their struggle strikes home. Fun to see pre-Matrix references too. Oh yeah, and best neckchain in cinema, up there with the kryptonite one from Superman.
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Postby Doc Holliday on Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:34 am

Every now and again an entire series slips past me - I miss a couple of episodes and being a completist I then can't watch the rest of it.

So last night I finally finished watching Season One of The Sopranos. SPOILERS AHOY:

Fan-fucking-tastic! And two standout quotes for me were (maybe a tiny amount of paraphrasing)

Tony on surviving an attempt on his life:

"Two fucking Struggling Background Artists with 9mm's.....my self-esteem has never been so low"

Tony ruminating on his own Uncle and Mother putting a hit out on him:

"Cunnilingus and Psychiatry brought us to this".

Looking forward to Season 2 now - but tonight is all about those Green St Hooligans...
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Postby fried samurai on Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:29 pm

Finally got my copy of SPL (Sha Po Lang) yesterday and was in heaven.This movie kicks so much ass.

Donnie Yen and Simon Yam play cops trying to bring down a ruthless criminal played by Sammo Hung.All the fights are fast and brutal and the plot moves at a nice pace.Jing Wu plays Sammo's henchmen and is a total badass.He studied under the same teacher as Jet Li.His fight with Donnie Yen is incredible.Cool flick.

Anybody looking to buy this flick on ebay or Chinatown be careful because the cut mainland edition is the one being sold.There is a HUGE difference between the cut and uncut versions.I got the official 2 disc uncut version from CD WOW.Its region free and has english subs for 13 bucks.

As far as Tom Yun Goong goes.There hasnt been an official dvd released yet only a 2 vcd set which bootleggers are putting together and burning on a dvd.Thats why the picture is dark and looks like it was shot on video.
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Postby wonkabar on Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:56 pm

January picks...anybody *coughharrycoughmoriartycough* anybody?
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Postby Alex DeLarge on Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:22 pm

This week i have watched:

Close Encounters with the Third Kind: i love this movie so much,but ive seen it many times and im only gonna give my thoughts on first viewings

A Bittersweet Life: Mixed feelings on this, cool characters, interesting plot, solid direction, there were alot of beautiful and interesting shots, fights scenes were intense, but there were alot problems with it; it was confusing as hell and i dont really think the writer knew what he was trying to say with this, if the script had gone through a few more revisions i think this could have been great. Im gonna try it again next week.

Downfall: Really really great film bout the last few days of the 3rd Reich. It gives all these people who i had previously thought of as monsters human faces. It leaves you with alot of mixed emotions while watching this, you really want to hate all of these people, but you cant help but sympathize with them. Whenever someone will talk to me about Hitler and all of the horrible thins he did, i will always picture the crying and broken man from this movie.

Hustle and Flow: Really cool movie, no complaints with it. Terrence Howard was superb as usual, great music, great supporting characters, writing, great everything, but for some reason i didnt fall ga ga in love with it like most people have seemed to have.

I rented Grizzly Man and was wicked pumped to watch it but I lost it and now its 4 days late so... yeah thats no fun.
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Postby Kilgore on Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:57 pm

This week, a couple I missed when they were running in the theaters, so playing catch-up:

40 Year Old Virgin - was just friggin' outstanding. That's all.

Red Eye - Well, I know this, Cillian Murphy was frickin' creepy all-out-perfect as 'The Scarecrow' in Batman Begins. And, I'm pretty sure that's how he's going to be remembered in about four years...Not criticizing the acting chops or anything, or maybe I am. I'm just not sure what about him that bothers me so. Maybe it's the fact that he reminds me of a skinny Rob Lowe, but without the St. Elmo's Fire-hair-like-Stamos part of the resume...mayhap I hold a grudge from not being all that fond of him in 28 Days Later...maybe it's because this movie reminded me of how much I also disliked Johnny Depp's Nick of Time due to it's also improbable and barely cohesive plotting, yet I blame Murphy for it....maybe it's because I'd rather not hate on Wes Craven, because I like a lot of his stuff in a 'dumb fun' way, and this could have hit that mark had it only included the 'fun' part.

Of course, maybe it redeemed itself in the last ten minutes when I was asleep, but my girlfriend says it didn't.

Broken Flowers is up next...I'm positive this will reap the benefits of my disappointment in Red Eye.
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Postby feral cat on Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:54 am

Watched Scanners, Wolf Creek, Sin City and The Devils Rejects this week
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Postby magicmonkey on Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:59 am

Piranha. Joe Dante directed and John Sayles written, it proves a great B movie. It had me hopping around in pain as I watched the little horrors bite our protagonist! Ouch, oooch, ow-eeee.

Seance. A good spooky japanese horror. A fair jot more inteligent than some other ones I've seen...

Van Helsing. Yep, I enjoyed this. Good fun horror caper if you are in the mood for it.

The Lost Boys. Not seen it in a while. Good to sing along to all the songs again. Joel Schumachers commentry isn't too bad either, he's pretty down to earth about it all and entertaining. Certainly one for the fans.
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Postby John-Locke on Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:13 am

Alex DeLarge wrote:Downfall: Really really great film bout the last few days of the 3rd Reich. It gives all these people who i had previously thought of as monsters human faces. It leaves you with alot of mixed emotions while watching this, you really want to hate all of these people, but you cant help but sympathize with them. Whenever someone will talk to me about Hitler and all of the horrible thins he did, i will always picture the crying and broken man from this movie.


Jesus Christ, I am not sure the film set out to put a human face on these scumbags at all, if anything I realised just how inhumane most of the gentlemen were, Goebels and his Wife especially, honestly I'm keeping away from you.

If the film made you sympathise with Hitler does that make you a Nazi Sympathiser? *Shudder*

I hope for your sake it doesn't and I'm reading too much into what you wrote.
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Postby TonyWilson on Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:23 am

I saw Devils Rejects last week, I thought it was very good technically and Zombie really captured that sun bleached TCM vibe, but was he really expecting me to sympathise with a family of rapists torturers mutilators and murderers who do it for no other reason than pure sadistic glee? I mean really Mr Zombie, if you had developed them a little more I might have been with you but no-one, ever, who isn't a sociopath themselves can sympathise with one dimensional murderers.

I watched Bad Day At Black Rock last week on TV, never seen it before. That was a really good film, very sparse and with a pared down script that matched the wide barren vistas that Spenver Tracy drove through. It's from the 50's but it had a real modern day feel to it all these years on.
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Postby Shane on Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:14 am

Doctor Who

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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:23 am

I friggin love Bad Day at Black Rock - awesome film. I saw it was on in the day - not working at the moment, Tony? My Darling Clementine was also on in the daytime last week - another classic! Black Rock is a pretty harsh film though, eh? Part-Western, part-war movie, part-thriller. Spencer Tracey and Robert Ryan are cool as hell, and I never fail to enjoy Borgnine and Marvin, in any film.

I watched Chaplin for the first time over the weekend - not my cup of tea.....
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Postby Carolian on Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:26 am

I had a totally empty weekend, so I rented a bunch of movies. THE CONSTANT GARDENER, THE CHUMSCRUBBER, BROKEN FLOWERS, and THE MACHINIST were all great in their own way. It's been a good couple of days, movie-wise.

I've still gotta watch LAST DAYS, the Gus Van Sant "Cobain" movie. Should be interesting.
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Postby TonyWilson on Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:33 am

ThisIsTheGirl wrote:I friggin love Bad Day at Black Rock - awesome film. I saw it was on in the day - not working at the moment, Tony? My Darling Clementine was also on in the daytime last week - another classic! Black Rock is a pretty harsh film though, eh? Part-Western, part-war movie, part-thriller. Spencer Tracey and Robert Ryan are cool as hell, and I never fail to enjoy Borgnine and Marvin, in any film.

I watched Chaplin for the first time over the weekend - not my cup of tea.....


I er, sort of, kind of, accidentally on purpose quit my job before christmas, and although I'm loving the getting up at noon and flicking myself of to Trisha (get teh reference for 10 points) I'm a touch worried about the finances.
It really is an excellent film, got a true hard edge to it, I'd put it up there with Point Blank for hard as nails movies. Borgnine and Lee Marvin do 'orrible bastards like no one else, and when Spencer Tracy shows Coley what he really learnt in the war I was grinning from ear to ear. Slow burn taut film making at it's best.
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Postby Alex DeLarge on Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:34 pm

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Alex DeLarge wrote:Downfall: Really really great film bout the last few days of the 3rd Reich. It gives all these people who i had previously thought of as monsters human faces. It leaves you with alot of mixed emotions while watching this, you really want to hate all of these people, but you cant help but sympathize with them. Whenever someone will talk to me about Hitler and all of the horrible thins he did, i will always picture the crying and broken man from this movie.


Jesus Christ, I am not sure the film set out to put a human face on these scumbags at all, if anything I realised just how inhumane most of the gentlemen were, Goebels and his Wife especially, honestly I'm keeping away from you.

If the film made you sympathise with Hitler does that make you a Nazi Sympathiser? *Shudder*

I hope for your sake it doesn't and I'm reading too much into what you wrote.


No, I'm not a Nazi sympathizer, not at all. I was just saying that I think that the film shows that these people were humans, and i do think that that was what the filmmakers were trying to do. I obviously know these people were absolute scum, the worst kind of people, but they were people. Maybe I should have made that clearer.

I checked on imdb to see if if other people were having the same reaction as me and most of them did. I guess we were just hit differently by a well made film.
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Postby John-Locke on Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:41 pm

Yeah sorry Alex, I think I was a bit overly cranky this morning and I may have read too much into what you wrote, it is a good film and I humbly take it back.

Great Film either way, but honestly you found Mr & Mrs Goebbels Human? They sickened me. Human yes but the absolute worse kind however you look at it.
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Postby Alex DeLarge on Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:52 pm

John-Locke wrote:Yeah sorry Alex, I think I was a bit overly cranky this morning and I may have read too much into what you wrote, it is a good film and I humbly take it back.

Great Film either way, but honestly you found Mr & Mrs Goebbels Human? They sickened me. Human yes but the absolute worse kind however you look at it.


They really disgusted me, they were definatly the most horrible characters in the film, the worst of all the Nazis, especially his wife, what she did to her children.
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Postby John-Locke on Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:53 pm

Thats Punky Power for you ;)
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Postby TonyWilson on Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:03 pm

John-Locke wrote:Thats Punky Power for you ;)


IPAMPILASH, can we hug JL?
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Postby Brit Pop on Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:09 pm

Downfall was really good - and I hope it doesn't make you a life member of the fourth reich just because you like Kindly Old Uncle Adolf... I guess he was just misunderstood - or mentally scarred bacause he didn't get Mr Frosy for his 10th birthday.

Mrs Goebbels... what a bitch! I was screaming at the TV 'you evil fucking cow!' while she was doing her thing so it must have had some impact.

Problem was... due to subtitling and also trying to pay attemtion to the visuals... byt the end of it I really wasnt sure who was who, and who most people were refering to. Good though.
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Postby John-Locke on Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:10 pm

TonyWilson wrote:
John-Locke wrote:Thats Punky Power for you ;)


IPAMPILASH, can we hug JL?


Better than hugging, how's about we clean each others balls?

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Postby TonyWilson on Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:22 pm

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TonyWilson wrote:
John-Locke wrote:Thats Punky Power for you ;)


IPAMPILASH, can we hug JL?


Better than hugging, how's about we clean each others balls?

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Mmmm I bet those come out really shiny.
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:09 am

I have been rewatching Curb Your Enthusiasm. So far I have got through Seasons 1, 2 and 4. Next up is 3.
I also got around to watching The Hulk, and boy who would have thought a studio would have greenlit a movie that was 1/2 indie piece about fathers and their offspring and 1/2 summer blockbuster about mutant poodles... I didn't hate it by any means, and I appluad what they tried, I am still amazed they were allowed though. Really did anyone read the script and think, hey that will shift merchandise?
Next up was Sneakers, another movie I never got around to watching, but was always interested in because of the cast - Redford, Kingsley, Aykroyd, Poitier, Pheonix etc. It is a fun, if predictable piece, that could have been a lot better with a decent script polish...
Finally I watched You and Me and Everyone We Know... This is one of those movies I think I will have to reflect on for a few days to see if it just fades away or whether it sticks with me. It is certainly an interesting mix of quirky, funny and uncomfortable.
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Postby magicmonkey on Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:02 am

Agent Alonzo wrote:Finally I watched You and Me and Everyone We Know... This is one of those movies I think I will have to reflect on for a few days to see if it just fades away or whether it sticks with me. It is certainly an interesting mix of quirky, funny and uncomfortable.


Yeah, t'is a strange one, I enjoyed it. The actors all put in good performances and I really dug the sound in the film too. Those kids were the sweetest.
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Postby Doc Holliday on Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:05 am

Agent Alonzo wrote:I have been rewatching Curb Your Enthusiasm. So far I have got through Seasons 1, 2 and 4. Next up is 3.
I also got around to watching The Hulk, and boy who would have thought a studio would have greenlit a movie that was 1/2 indie piece about fathers and their offspring and 1/2 summer blockbuster about mutant poodles... I didn't hate it by any means, and I appluad what they tried, I am still amazed they were allowed though. Really did anyone read the script and think, hey that will shift merchandise?
Next up was Sneakers, another movie I never got around to watching, but was always interested in because of the cast - Redford, Kingsley, Aykroyd, Poitier, Pheonix etc. It is a fun, if predictable piece, that could have been a lot better with a decent script polish...
Finally I watched You and Me and Everyone We Know... This is one of those movies I think I will have to reflect on for a few days to see if it just fades away or whether it sticks with me. It is certainly an interesting mix of quirky, funny and uncomfortable.


Man, I loved SNEAKERS. although it was the first film I saw where I thought Ghandhi only showed up for the paycheck, I still loved it. And Ayckroyd was on fine fine form:

"Cattle mutilations are up."

"But the key meeting took place July 3rd, 1958, when the Air Force brought the space visitor to the White House for an interview with President Eisenhower. And Ike said, "hey look, give us your technology, we'll give you all the cow lips you want."

"Did you know the Deputy Director of Planning was down in Managua, Nicaragua the day before the earthquake?"

Donald Crease: Now what are you saying, the C.I.A. caused the Managua earthquake?

"Well, I can't prove it, but..."
"I think the worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades..."

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