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Postby magicmonkey on Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:11 am

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

"Well, I can't prove it, but..."


Heh, Ackroyd is meant to be a bit of a conspiracy nut I believe. Isn't he in charge of MUFON now? At least he is a lifetime member.
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:24 am

Yeah I liked Sneakers, just thought it could have snapped, crackled and popped a bit more with a script polish...
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Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:29 am

What'd you think of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Alonzo? I watched the first season, and though it managed to pry a few chuckles out of me, I didn't think it was the greatest thing since blue cheese. How are the other seasons, is it better to watch more to fully appreciate the show?
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:33 am

Well you either like that humor or you don't. I think it gets better after the first season, my fav is season 4, because I like the season long arc about the Producers, and the pay-off is priceless. Season 2, with the Seinfeld actors, also has a nice arc.
What I am trying to say, if you really don't dig that type of comedy don't bother, if you did, give the other seasons a try on netflix, or canadiaflix or whatever you guys have...
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Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:57 am

Thanks dude, I'll have the next available polar bear bring it over. :D
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:05 am

polarbearflix?

Is that where you guys get your Curling's greatest sweepings and Beers of Canada, eh Vol 27?
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Postby Doc Holliday on Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:14 am

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

"Well, I can't prove it, but..."


Heh, Ackroyd is meant to be a bit of a conspiracy nut I believe. Isn't he in charge of MUFON now? At least he is a lifetime member.


Yup - he does the comic relief thing too well (POPCORN!). On the assassination of JFK his theory is it was the NSA. When challenged on this he's like - oh yeh man, it was them. they SHOT him alright, but they didn't KILL him...he's still alive..."

Perfect :D
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Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:17 am

Agent Alonzo wrote:polarbearflix?

Is that where you guys get your Curling's greatest sweepings and Beers of Canada, eh Vol 27?


polarbearflix: "We may not have much, but we guarantee you won't get our DVD selection anywhere else!"
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:28 am

WARNING : Do not kill the polar bear and eat its liver, that is toxic to humans, even Canadian ones...
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Postby Doc Holliday on Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:35 am

Agent Alonzo wrote:WARNING : Do not kill the polar bear and eat its liver, that is toxic to humans, even Canadian ones...


Its their own fault for reading the wrong comic on the wrong island....
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:08 pm

I just finished watching Ju-on, and it scared my pants off. I'm not sure I could completely follow who was who, like when we see the "main" character, Rika, a few years later, I thought it was another hapless victim in the series, but then she was all like "Yeah, I got a hair cut." :shock:
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Postby Hollywood_Bob on Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:30 pm

OK recently I have been watchings mainly some new releases..ie...wedding crashers, lord of war, etc...good stuff esp Lord of War, I didn't get a chance to catch it in theaters but was really surprised by it. However I digress for this weekend before Super Bowl XL...with nothing really good on that I can't record via DVR I have saturday and sunday planned. Saturday willbe an epic LOTR day where I will watch all 3 extended DVD's back to back to back. 12 hours. then on sunday I am going to get my first season of LOST on as well as the last 3 seasons of SOPRANOS. Looking forward to it.
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Postby John-Locke on Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:55 am

I rented three DVD's over the weekend, none of them were brilliant.

Asylum, based on some book with Gandalf in a supporting Role, one of the Tree Elves in the lead along with some Richardson bird I've not noticed before but she's married to Liam neeson. 1950's England, a new psychiatrist starts at an asylum and his wife takes an interest in the Gardener who's also a patient. Don't want to go into spoilers, it was quite good really, all about obssessions and Jealousy, wasn't afraid to be a bit nasty.

The Island, What can I say, I liked it, it was dumb but fun, the overly stylised look wasn't too annoying, I think if he knocked it down just a notch it would have been better for it but it all looked rather nice and had good energy/momentum, I'd definitely watch this film again some day to whittle away 2 hours. SHould have shown Scarletts funbags though :(

Domino, what a load of shit, it is hard to find any redeeming qualities in this film, most of the actors do a fine job, Keira is just weird in it, talking in some posh false English accent, overly complicated plot that just wasn't interesting, I kept falling asleep towards the end to get my eyes away from Tony Scotts inability to film a scene in a normal fucking manner, I liked Man on Fire and the way it was shot, Domino is turned up to 20 on the overly stylised dial (and it's only meant to go up to 1-10), I can handle it for the odd bit of montage or to bridge gaps between scenes but here i's non stop, you can never settle and are contstantly aware you are watching a film, I actually turned it off just as the film reached it's climax, I've never ever done that before but it felt like my brain was going to explode. The Critiques on modern living (Reality TV, Jerry Springer etc) felt like they were 7 years too late, we live in a very self aware age and it just made what was already a bad film worse. If there is ever a mesculine fad with the youngsters I can imagine this film being embraced as it did do that well I suppose, I felt like I was on some horrid drug watching it, I got it Tony, her minds a mess because of the Drug, couldn't you have just told us the Story without it being all from her point of view Richard Kelly, I suppose it looked like a good idea on paper but it certainly a good film does not make, honestly unless you are masochistic or like taking horrible mind altering drugs just stay the fuck away from Domino, I feel abused.
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Postby Doc Holliday on Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:20 am

Do you know, I haven't heard a good word yet said about Domino..but was never sold on it being a role that Knightley could do too well. I think she's a good actress...but I dunno why, I just didn't see her in that particulr role.

Did it look like we can blame the studio JL? Or is this one of those occasional misfires from Mr Scott? I really liked Man On Fire...but I see it divides opinion..just as many seem to hate it as like it. How does Domino compare to that movie?

I watched Hostel at the weekend and it turned my stomach. The picture I saw for the poster had a claw hammer on it...but I wasn't really paying attention, so I thought it was like a pincer of a cockroach or earwig or something. I'd seen Cabin Fever, so was expecting a schlock horror where humans reveal themselves to be man-eating insecets half-way through.

How wrong could I have been....and my mis-step served only to make the events in the film itself more horrific. Truly haunting, a couple of scenes were....next stop RomCom city for remedying laughter....
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Postby John-Locke on Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:34 am

The problem with Domino is both the Screenplay and a Director who doesn't know how to restrain himself, I liked Man on Fire and the way it was shot and words came up on the screen from time to time, here he just goes completely fucko nutjob overboard with it, I'm sure another Director would have found a way to make this more compelling, getting the writer to re-write certain things to match their vision might have helped but maybe that is what happened, who knows, Richard Kelly must get some of the blame, although he's still young and could have done with some guidance I reckon.

I'm just waiting for Zombie Solutions to say I told you so, I kept on imagining him watching me suffer with a smug grin tut tutting away and rubbing his hands with glee as he watched me squirm after not taking his advice, one of the years worst films for sure.
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Postby Doc Holliday on Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:45 am

John-Locke wrote:The problem with Domino is both the Screenplay and a Director who doesn't know how to restrain himself, I liked Man on Fire and the way it was shot and words came up on the screen from time to time, here he just goes completely fucko nutjob overboard with it, I'm sure another Director would have found a way to make this more compelling, getting the writer to re-write certain things to match their vision might have helped but maybe that is what happened, who knows, Richard Kelly must get some of the blame, although he's still young and could have done with some guidance I reckon.

I'm just waiting for Zombie Solutions to say I told you so, I kept on imagining him watching me suffer with a smug grin tut tutting away and rubbing his hands with glee as he watched me squirm after not taking his advice, one of the years worst films for sure.


thanks for the advice/insight...down down down the list it goes :D

Just noticed the new sig...you've made a liar out of me - I woke up in a foul mood and promised myself I'd hold on to it, never once laughing today. 11.43 and I've just finished wiping the tears from eyes.....I think its the birthday cake hat that elevates it from simply "hilarious" to "Pure Comedy Genius". Is that Atomic Kitten? HA! Kirk'll be green eyed if it is! :D
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Postby John-Locke on Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:50 am

Kirk made it for me for my Birthday which was yesterday, I'll change it back soon I think.

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Postby havocSchultz on Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:35 am

first of all - happy b-day J-L...welcome to the downslope of the 20's... :wink:

2ndly - i rented Wallace & Gromit:The Curse of the Were-Rabbit this weekend - Brilliant - i love that film - i really think it should win the oscar - and i also rented Cookers - a small independent psychological thriller shot on digital - about 2 guys and a girl who break into this old abandoned farmhouse to Cook a huge stash of drugs - of course - they continuously "sample" their own stash and go on a huge binge - they're all paranoid of getting caught/found out because of the way they acquired the supplied in the first place - and before long - the paronoia kicks into high gear when they all start to see weird shit - and weird people watching them and what-not - everybody sees different stuff - and they're not sure if it's just the drugs - or what - cause the house may or may not have a bit of a shady past - pretty well done - the lead guy plays the paranoid strung out role impeccably and really sells the situation - the digital directing worked well and had some cool unique shots - i enjoyed it - for what it was - it takes into the whole strung out drug induced nightmare - in a fairly subtle way though - through some quick cuts - and some sounds - and you're never really sure of what you (and they) are seeing... for what it was - i was impressed - small tight cast and locations - and builds well to a fairly satisfying ending... worth checking out...
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Postby Doc Holliday on Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:10 am

OK...Finally I've got my slope-ass around to watching the BattleStar Galactica Season One DVD I bought over two months ago.

Gotta say...I really REALLY like this show. The visuals are perfect...the speed of film, the edgy cuts, the exposure - its beautifully shot for this kind of show.

The tone is much more appropriate for a show about the very near extinction of the human species. Starbuck grates a bit from time to time...no no no...not that whole "But Starbuck should be a man thing"...more because she looks like the result of leaving Cameron Diaz and Macauley Culkin alone together for a night....but a tiny quibble really.

To do it justice would be near impossible in just one post - but I admire what they've pulled off with this show I really do - so many ways it could have bombed.

I've just finished the episode with Tigh's wife in it...perhaps not so great that ep - and I hear I am in for a treat with the season finale...so can't wait to be getting home tonight!!! :D
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Postby The Vicar on Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:24 pm

Just picked up the DVD set for Fawlty Towers, something which ran in the States in a somewhat mangled form on PBS ( it's amazing the points where Public Broadcasting chickens out - in terms of censorship). Just love this series. Cleese's perfect character...Connie Booth so damned cute...

At the same time I picked up the second season of Blackadder...genius stuff. Its been a good week. Also fun to watch the finish of season two, then watch Hugh Laurie on House and compare.
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Postby jgraphix on Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:26 pm

Just finishing up Freaks & Geeks and also just started Buffy: Season 2
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Postby JabberJaw on Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:30 pm

I have been on a Clint Eastwood Western kick lately.

Just got the 2-disk special edition Good the Bad and the Ugly...awesome.

Unforgiven...gonna pick up more this weekend..prolly the first 2 Leone "dollar" ones and maybe High Planes Drifter
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:05 pm

Whit Stillman's Metropolitan, finally getting a Criterion release.

"The titled aristocracy are the scum of the earth."
"You always say "titled" aristocrats. What about "untitled" aristocrats?"
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and much like jgraphix, I'm catchin' up with my Buffy. Just finished season 2, and found a used copy of Season 3 for $20 at Amoeba.
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Postby Vegeta on Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:11 pm

Just started dating a girl who is un-initiated to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So now I have an excuse to watch the whole series over again. 8)

I also have Ichi the Killer, Audition, and The Wicker Man sitting at home from Netflix.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:21 pm

Vegeta wrote: I also have Ichi the Killer, Audition, and The Wicker Man sitting at home from Netflix.


now that's gonna be a fun weekend. Hope you have a strong stomach, 'cuz Ichi is sick, twisted, depraved...great flick!

and I'm glad I finally found out where "Mr. Pointy" comes from, LMAO during that scene.
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Postby Vegeta on Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:26 pm

keepcoolbutcare wrote:
Vegeta wrote: I also have Ichi the Killer, Audition, and The Wicker Man sitting at home from Netflix.


now that's gonna be a fun weekend. Hope you have a strong stomach, 'cuz Ichi is sick, twisted, depraved...great flick!

and I'm glad I finally found out where "Mr. Pointy" comes from, LMAO during that scene.


Well, if you don't watch Buffy, you wouldn't really know. Just went great with the picture... the look on her face... the fact that "Mr. Pointy" kinda looks like a dildo :shock:
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Postby John-Locke on Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:36 pm

I still haven't had the urge to pick up Ichi from my shelf and finish watching past the 10 minute mark, sickest thing I've ever seen, maybe I'll give it a go this weekend if I get a chance.

Last night I watched Babe: Pig in the City, I bought it on Amazon marketplace for £2.50 which was cheaper than a rental, I was always intrigued by claims it's not really completely a kids film and I have to agree, definitely one of the weirdest films I've ever seen, enjoyable to a good extent, some kiddy moments but on the whole a great viseral experience that I recommend wholeheartedly to anyone with an ounce of curiousity.

The underlying themes are nice, going out into the world with bravery, adapting to life in a big city and the underclass city life creates for example, it's actually deeper than that and okay they aren't exactly Kubrick level themes but George Miller did a good job I felt.

The main reason to see this film is the world of strange animals it creates, Steven Wright as the chimp was brilliant as was the orangutan with the evil staring eyes, the Jack Russell with wheels on it's back legs was twisted but nice, the sets were lush (the city skyline is made up from all the big city landmarks, Eifel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Sydney Operah House, Statue of liberty to name but a few) and the two big set pieces were well orchestrated and were basically good clean viseral slapstick/circus type fare.

It does have a few genuinely disturbing moments like a drowning dog and I think it's moments like this that made the kids run from the cinemas crying back when it was released but those who stayed on their seats would have witnessed a very touching moment and a lesson in bravery.

Check it out.
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Postby Fried Gold on Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:40 pm

This week, I have been mostly watching:
The X-Files series 1
Prisoner of Azkaban
Walking with Monsters.
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Postby John-Locke on Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:42 pm

Walking with Monsters was really good I thought, really explained where all the different creatures came from well and with nice stories, some of the spiders were trully sickening eh.
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Postby Dark Knight on Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:42 pm

I finally watched 8 1/2 last night.....great movie. One of the best openings ever.
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Postby Flumm on Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:53 pm

Cool, DK I have it on my netflix list, I'm really eager to see it.

Earlier tonight I caught the end of a film which I had never heard of, starring Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges and Rip Torn, called Nadine. Really odd little movie, one minute it's got me thinking it's a little sentimental romance/drama, the next it turns into a hokey honkey farce, then Kim starts weilding a shotgun. All in all though it had a nice charm about it, and if it was on again and had nothing better to do, I would sit down and watch what I had missed.

Also right at the end, it had a voice over for "White Lightening" Starring Burt Renylods as Gator McKlusky, in a sequal to the 1976 smash, Gator. :shock: :lol:

I thought Alonzo had somehow infiltrated my TV set.
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Postby Alex DeLarge on Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:22 pm

I watched Wallace and Gromit three times last weekend, Chicken Run and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I just rented Confessions of A Dangerous Mind so ill probably watch that tomorrow
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Postby Fried Gold on Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:25 pm

John-Locke wrote:Walking with Monsters was really good I thought, really explained where all the different creatures came from well and with nice stories, some of the spiders were trully sickening eh.


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Postby MiltonWaddams on Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:31 pm

Newsradio from start to finish. If you watch the last 5 or so episodes before Phil Hartman dies (between seasons 4 and 5), you can tell the show was really starting to take off, it's some of the best TV ever. I'd put the best episode of Newsradio against the best of Seinfeld anyday, and that's coming from someone who has Seinfeld running in his veins.

Also, The Life of Mammals nature documentary from Attenborough (not even going to bother spelling that right). It's 4 discs and it's totally fascinating. I was watching the stuff on New Zealand, where weta crickets don't have wings anymore, but the bats that eat them still do, so the bats have to adapt to eating shit that runs around on the ground. Neat stuff, really well shot.
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Postby John-Locke on Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:46 pm

Last Night I watched a recently purchased DVD of the 70's toughguy movie "MR MAJESTYK" Starring Charles Bronson and written by Elmore Leonard.

I am a huge Elmore Leonard fan and actually read the original book in the spring of last year. I realised it had been made into a film early last week so I ordered it from Amazon and it arrived yesterday morning along with some other films I'll do brief reviews on when I watch them.

I like Charles Bronson (My dog's name is Bronson) but I haven't seen many of his flms to be honest, only some of the classics, well he is perfect as Mr Majestyk the Vietnam Vet who's trying to get his crop of Melons in. In typical Leonard style the hero is put through the grinder to an extent and it's like an observational study on how certain people deal with tough situations as well as dealing with their own moral code, Bronson is absolutely perfect here, the book was a good read but the film manages to be great because of the way Bronson portrays him. Funnily enough this must also be the most faithful Leonard adaptation to date, everything is just like it was in the book and there are only a few inconsequential things missing, the action is tough and hard and at times very violent, the acting throughout is above par for this type of 70's exploitation fare and it even has a catchy score (one I can imagine Tarantino being a fan of). It's shot & edited well too, definitely worth picking up if you like well made gritty 70's crime flicks. It clocks in at 90minutes but felt like 2 hours, a real achievement for what was a slightly complicated plot in the book.

I won't go into more detail in fear of spoilers, if you are a Elmore Leonard or Charles Bronson fan you owe it to yourself to pick this up now.
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Postby cinephile2000 on Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:33 pm

I just watched Gimmie Shelter a documentary on the Rolling Stones 69 tour of the US. The one where the guy got stabbed by a hells angel at one of the concerts. This film is great. It gives me a whole new view of the band. Im 18 so I've never seen them perform when they were young. When they were young they were the best rock band ever. Just amazing stuff. Criterion too. Now I'm going to watch Ichi The Killer.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:44 pm

Zombie Honeymoon.

oh. your. god!

"'Til Death Do Us Part" indeed. Psychobilly listenin' punk vegetarian couple Danny & Denise run out of the church, head to the car where Denise (god bless her soul) begins a little bit of auto-fellatio. Head to Danny's Uncle's place for a month honeymoon, head to the beach, where some kind of sea-urchin vomits up some kinda X-Files black oil ooze on Danny, he's dead for 10minutes, comes back to "life"...he's no longer a vegetarian!

rough necrophilia! Tits! (Tracy Coogan's should be a star after this bravura performances) Pretty well shot for a Showtime film to boot.

and how can you argue a chick who comes home from a day out shopping, throws in a bit of saline solution, throws back the curtain...and sees her husband munching on INTESTINES!!! And she stays with him! (does pick up smoking again tho...I think finding out your hubby eats intestines is a good excuse!)

"I guess vegetarians don't make good cannibals, do they?"

HA! He munched on the travel agent, who doesn't want to do that?

Everyone should be so lucky to find a person as good as Denise...sure, she's taking these vows to heart a tad too much, but ya' know, it's love. But when they start to decompose, attack your friends...well, it's time to let go.

4 out of 5...an extra 1/2 star if you love Zombie movies...I'm talking to YOU, Bluebottle and ZombieZoneSolutions.
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Postby LeFlambeur on Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:59 pm

I just watched a Kinji Fukasaku film called 'Under the Flag of the Rising Sun.' It was a Rashoman like tale of a widow trying to uncover the truth about her husband's death during WWII. This is the fourth film I've seen from Fukasaku, and he keeps dissapointing me. The first film I saw of his was the superb 'Street Mobster', 'Battle Royale' is the only one that has come close in quality. The problem with this guy is that he doesn't make great films, he makes almost great films.
Take this film I watched for instance. Anarchy is a theme running throughout his filmography. His gangster films glamorize it. And here, he uses the horrors of war and the folly of patriotism to justify it. This would have been far more devistating if his film had more subtlety, finesse. It's obvious he wanted to, but subtlety is not his gift and he has trouble toning it down. Still, it's a good little film, with some electrifying war sequences. Had he not felt the need to underline so many of the softer moments, it could have been great.
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Postby colonel_lugz on Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:10 pm

I watched Mirrormask today, Papalazeru had been pestering me to watch it for the last couple of days and telling me how good it was....

The verdict?......it was alright, its in no way an amazing film which is going to blow you away. First of all it's a lot more child orientated than I was lead to believe, it had the potential to be somethin so much more darker, and even terrifying.

The design of the film I can not fault. it is beautifully shot and compostied, but it didnt feel original. It looks like a cross between Baz Lurhman, Labrinth and Nightmare (that old kids gameshow on CITV) and although there are some impressive looking designs I feel that they could have taken it a step further.

To be fair this is the directors first feature and in that respect its a complete triumph, i honestly hope I can do something half as good as that when my first attemp comes about.

Its deffinatly worth a watch but dont make the mistake I did and big it up too much.
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Postby DennisMM on Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:10 pm

Saturday night we watched The Magdalene Sisters for the second time. It's an amazing movie made more amazing by the fact that it's REALLY inspired by actual events. Until ten years ago the Magdalene nuns of Ireland ran what were essentially slave-labor laundries. Girls who got pregnant, were thought slutty, even were sexually molested could, for everyone's peace of mind, be hauled off to a convent and set to work washing the laundry the nuns took in -- for a fee, of course. There were no set periods of penance and the law was not involved. Girls were just carted off by family, church officials or other persons of authority. Some spent decades working six days a week, eating at subsistence level and sleeping in cramped dormitories.
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:15 pm

colonel_lugz wrote:I watched Mirrormask today, Papalazeru had been pestering me to watch it for the last couple of days and telling me how good it was....

The verdict?......it was alright, its in no way an amazing film which is going to blow you away. First of all it's a lot more child orientated than I was lead to believe, it had the potential to be somethin so much more darker, and even terrifying.

The design of the film I can not fault. it is beautifully shot and compostied, but it didnt feel original. It looks like a cross between Baz Lurhman, Labrinth and Nightmare (that old kids gameshow on CITV) and although there are some impressive looking designs I feel that they could have taken it a step further.

To be fair this is the directors first feature and in that respect its a complete triumph, i honestly hope I can do something half as good as that when my first attemp comes about.

Its deffinatly worth a watch but dont make the mistake I did and big it up too much.


I felt the same way. I watched it last night. I just kept expecting more. It was beautiful but not much else.
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Postby psychedelic on Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:56 pm

Last night I watched “Time Enough at Lastâ€
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Postby Peven on Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:14 pm

finally got the wife to sit down and watch "Layer Cake" this weekend, and she liked it, until the very end. i tried to explain to her that it HAD to end that way to be true to the rest of the movie, but she likes her endings more happy happy joy joy. oh well. i had already seen it 3 times, love the movie, and the 4th time was still a pleasure.

also watched "Wallace & Gromit" with the kids and thought it was great, as did my kids. the, "would you like to see something no other man has ever seen?" scene had me laughing my ass off. the whole movie was right up there with "Muppet Treasure Island", which i think is one of the funniest kids movies ever. "hello, Looooong John" lol.
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Postby havocSchultz on Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:28 pm

i watched Saw 2, March of the Penguins, and Zathura this weekend...

March of the Penguins was a fun, cute, informative, and slightly heart-wrenching (if you love animals quite a bit) little documentary... it's amazing what the emperor penguins go through in the harshest environment on earth just to keep their species alive - and they go through it for about 9 months out of the year... loved it...

Zathura is actually a fun little family adventure - not brilliant - but nothing really bad about - just one of those enjoyable movies where you can't really complain much - it is too bad that it got sandwiched (and therefore damn near ignored) between potter and narnia this holiday season... but it should enjoy a nice healthy run on dvd - which it deserves...

Saw 2... now - lemme say - i enjoyed the 1st one for the most part - most of the acting was bad (damn cary elwes and almost everything he's done since princess bride...) but it was good to see a fairly hard R horror film get some recognition... which is also good about the 2nd one - it's about time Hard R horror films get more of an audience and more respect so all the pg-13 drivel/crap will maybe get tossed aside for awhile (and from Mori's brief comments about The Hills Have Eyes...it looks like there's more on the way)...

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and the one thing i've enjoyed about the saw movies - especially the 2nd one - is that they don't try and give you some happy hollywood ending - the one where everything is stacked against the hero - looks like it's not gonna work out - then BAM! some miraculous event or action happens and everybody lives happily ever after... the nice thing about saw 2 is that they star to set it up that way - right up until the last couple of minutes - then it turns and you realized that you've been fucked (not really in a bad way) and things end up pretty grim and dark... donnie wahlberg ending up in the same bathroom as the original saw being chained and waking up to find a tape recorder beside him had me smiling... cause you knew it was not gonna end "happy" and for that - i recommend it and i enjoyed it...
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Postby psychedelic on Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:30 am

I have stared into the great white of spoilers, my mind never to be the same again. Since he didn't provide a spoiler I will...

Darth Vader is Luke's father. Waaaaaaaaa

I watched Robocop for the first time in a long while recently. How many movies have a better gang of villians? From the corrupted corporates to the street punks, they're so deliciously slimy and sleezy. The toxic waste man getting smashed by the car has to be one of the best deaths ever. After almost twenty years, the original Robocop still kicks ass.
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Postby colonel_lugz on Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:33 am

Dead or alive, you're coming with me

FUCK MEE FUCK MEE FUCK MEE FUCK MEEE FUCK MEEEE!!!!!
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Postby psychedelic on Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:36 am

Blows up the car.

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby colonel_lugz on Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:43 am

DICK!............i'm very dissapointed
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Postby Shane on Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:44 am

Fox and the Hound, my kids loved it.
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Postby havocSchultz on Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:24 am

psychedelic wrote:I have stared into the great white of spoilers, my mind never to be the same again. Since he didn't provide a spoiler I will...





the spoiler is in very small print at the bottom of my post - i didn't wanna be a complete deutschbag and reveal it... you can click on quote on my post and see it in it's original form...if need be...
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