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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first one of those fantasy ones looks good, it is afterall Frank Miller who is arguably one of the finest comic book artist/writers ever. Dungeon Siege was a crap computer game and I imagine it makes a movie of similar quality, not that it can rival the worst fantasy flick of all time - Dungeons and Dragons(gasp!)

The role-playing game is lots and lots of fun. The movie, however, was a experience that can only be described as agonizing... if unintentionally hilarious.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://links2movies.50webs.com/

Watch a fair few films online or download - though you use this at your own risk Shocked Top site though
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just watched the DVD of "Proof". I read the stage play years ago and absolutely loved it. Put off watching the movie 'cause most of my favourite written works suffer terribly when transferred to the big screen.

Watch the movie. Gwyneth Paltrow does a brilliant job.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went to the flicks today first time for many years and saw Deja Vu.

Not a bad film. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't go to the flicks much these days. In fact the last time I went to the cinema was to see 'Lord of the Rings'. Rolling Eyes I do fancy Deja Vu though.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Casino Royale - yummy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went to see Stardust yesterday.

Really really good film. A great cast, a great story and Robert De Niro is hysterical.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really, really, really want to see this. From the trailer it seems just my type of film!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Casino Royale - yummy



Oh yeah!
Daniel Craig-so gorgeous.

It was my first trip to the cinema in my adult capacity since my son was born.So I was free to drool away to my heart's content!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cinemas are banned here, but I managed to get an under-the-counter, pirated version of 'The Kingdom'.

Pretty crap film, I thought, but you get a feel of how scary it was here a few years ago.

I'd like to know what anyone else thinks about the film.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carol wrote:
Went to see Stardust yesterday.

Really really good film. A great cast, a great story and Robert De Niro is hysterical.


I agree.
I enjoyed it immensely.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best film I've seen recently is I Am Legend.

I can't decide if I want to watch Sweeney Todd. I'm sure it's visually beautiful as I love all of Tim Burton's work, but I don't think I can sit through 116 minutes of Johnny Depp singing.

The other film I wouldn't mind seeing is Cloverfield, but the reviews have put me off a little. A friend told me that her mum came out and threw up because of the wobbly camerawork, but then, her mum is 104.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lew wrote:
I can't decide if I want to watch Sweeney Todd. I'm sure it's visually beautiful as I love all of Tim Burton's work, but I don't think I can sit through 116 minutes of Johnny Depp singing.


Oh, you must go and see it. It is truly excellent, and Johnny Depp CAN sing! He also does a mean East London accent.

But mostly, you must go and see it, because for only the second time ever (Fight Club being the first), Helena Bonham-Carter doesn't play Helena Bonham-Carter... She's actually quite good...

Lust, Caution - gorgeous and horrible
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lew wrote:
The best film I've seen recently is I Am Legend.


It's the first film I can remember in ages in which the suspense in places had me gripping the arms of my seat so tightly.

However, so many things didn't seem to add up eg Will Smith announces that the creatures have finally lost all traces of human behaviour. Then, having lost this ability, they manage to set a rather intricate trap for him. Oh, and they would have set it all up in the dark as well, of course.

See, this is my problem: I go to the cinema and notice all the errors which makes me very cynical about all the 'great' movies out there.
Then there's the general irritation of sweet wrappers being undone and slurping (of soft drinks and of snogging), not to mention that Mrs Me gets annoyed with me for ruining almost every film we go to see by blowing the storyline apart.

Having said that, I did very much enjoy I Am Legend, despite the mistakes, which would normally piss me off.

It's a bit like subbing to a publisher.
If you can't be arsed to do them the courtesy of making sure there are no mistakes in your manuscript, why should they give you the time of day?

I'd rather get a film on dvd, and them I don't care so much about the errors cos I haven't made the effort to go to the local cinema to watch films of imperfect manuscripts.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thewobblydickle wrote:
However, so many things didn't seem to add up eg Will Smith announces that the creatures have finally lost all traces of human behaviour. Then, having lost this ability, they manage to set a rather intricate trap for him. Oh, and they would have set it all up in the dark as well, of course.


You're right about some inadequacies and inconsistencies. I sit there picking holes and second-guessing the ending, so much so that Miss.Me ends up throwing her fizzy cola bottles at me.

So I've invented a new game for myself which is to pick up on the failings and, keeping them to myself unless I've run out of my own pick n' mix, try to work out an excuse or semi-plausible reason for the glitch.

My reasoning for the example above is that, absolutely not forget he's starting to lose it a little, it was actually Will who set the trap outside Grand Central and due to his delirium lost it completely and caught himself in the trap.

Ta-da!!

But then I did wonder why, when the sun went down, the three dogs chased them up the street but not the bloke who originally looked out the window at him, as he'd have torn Will to shreds on the spot and the film would have ended just after the hour mark.

But then I remembered how good the chinese food was downstairs in Grand Central and though perhaps he'd been distracted by the waft of garlic and had taken himself off for a polystyrene tub of kung-po chicken and sticky rice.

It's a guess.
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