General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

7 Jun 2012 00:12
ps - anyone got a link to a goon with sean william scott dvd rip?
cant find one for shit and this hotel is blocking pbay
nothingelseworked
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3560 posts since 21/2/10

7 Jun 2012 00:44
Prometheus - Happy I had Orange Weds for this, even more glad I didn't go with my original plan of seeing it in IMAX. The first hour and a half-ish was great, but the ending felt so rushed Puzzled
tml
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95 posts since 19/1/12

7 Jun 2012 01:49
Prometheus looked brilliant, but the second I stopped to think about any of it, the plot fell apart immediately. I know everybody is all 'but it's Ridley Scott…', but look at the films he's made over the last few years: Body of Lies? A Good Year? Kingdom of Heaven? Fucking White Squall? Not sure why I thought Prometheus was going to be some sort of game changer.

On a different note, just watched Limelight. Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton being old together is amazing.
TheTiger
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4148 posts since 23/2/03

7 Jun 2012 08:11
Just got round to watching 50/50 - really liked it.
swiftus
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1498 posts since 1/7/09

7 Jun 2012 09:03
Avengers - good for what it is, had more humour than I first thought (albeit quite cheap laughs)

Also, rant: on Orange Wednesday, this cost me nearly £17 for two tickets. What the f*ck?!?
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

7 Jun 2012 17:49
Randolph Duke wrote: it ended with more questions than it answers……also set it up for the next one.

Every film has to end with the posibility of a sequal thesedays.




D_m_n
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535 posts since 23/3/12

7 Jun 2012 17:56
Tiger - good shout, ending up watching it today. really enjoyed it
SleepsAtFourAM
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84 posts since 14/5/12

7 Jun 2012 17:57
Kitano Takeshi's film, Hanabi
roophees
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1797 posts since 18/12/10

7 Jun 2012 17:58
snow white and the huntsman, fucking women loving kirsten stewart. literally do not pay money to see this film, i was so embarassed and bored by this film i started checking my emails halfway through (no disturb other film watchers)
Sixtwo
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450 posts since 1/5/10

7 Jun 2012 18:04
The Raid, hugely overhyped. Few good scenes but spoiled by lots of bad choreography and too much filler.
inversesquare
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6742 posts since 7/6/08

7 Jun 2012 18:08
roophees wrote: snow white and the huntsman, fucking women loving kirsten stewart. literally do not pay money to see this film, i was so embarassed and bored by this film i started checking my emails halfway through (no disturb other film watchers)

If you'd read what I wrote you wouldn't have gone. Eye-wink
scout_niblett
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198 posts since 31/12/10

7 Jun 2012 18:08
Himizu, not as amazing as Love Exposure but still pretty great. Fantastic acting from the two kids in it…
roophees
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1797 posts since 18/12/10

7 Jun 2012 18:21
inverse square wrote:
roophees wrote: snow white and the huntsman, fucking women loving kirsten stewart. literally do not pay money to see this film, i was so embarassed and bored by this film i started checking my emails halfway through (no disturb other film watchers)

If you'd read what I wrote you wouldn't have gone. Eye-wink

Laughing out loud just want to make extra sure stewart doesnt get any more money. i really fucking hope she doesnt act again
Kingmob07
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9145 posts since 11/5/07

7 Jun 2012 18:31
tml wrote: Prometheus looked brilliant, but the second I stopped to think about any of it, the plot fell apart immediately. I know everybody is all 'but it's Ridley Scott…', but look at the films he's made over the last few years: Body of Lies? A Good Year? Kingdom of Heaven? Fucking White Squall? Not sure why I thought Prometheus was going to be some sort of game changer.

Watch the DC of Kingdom Of Heaven, and I'd like to think you'd change your mind about that movie.
tml
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95 posts since 19/1/12

7 Jun 2012 18:53
Kingmob – is it the appeals to historicity, or the attempt to make some grandiose statement analogous to the present day that is supposed to change my mind? Another 'Ridley Scott gets really meta moment'. Honestly, I find Kingdom interesting as a concession to history, but I also think it's full of some truly shite performances…
Rez
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8678 posts since 5/4/09

7 Jun 2012 18:57
Kingdom of Heaven DC is a war movie.

Kingdom of Heaven general release is an action film.

TCB
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4776 posts since 5/7/11

7 Jun 2012 23:14
Snowtown. fucked up.
Kingmob07
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9145 posts since 11/5/07

7 Jun 2012 23:24
tml wrote: Kingmob – is it the appeals to historicity, or the attempt to make some grandiose statement analogous to the present day that is supposed to change my mind? Another 'Ridley Scott gets really meta moment'. Honestly, I find Kingdom interesting as a concession to history, but I also think it's full of some truly shite performances…

I wasn't interested in its bearing on contemporary events. It's attempting an epic in the Lean vein and, for me, it's got some great performances. Norton being one, even behind that mask. I think watching the DC, you get a sense of how easy a film can swing between a terrible film, and a great one. Anyway, you're slamming the mediocre version of the film so, like I said, watch the DC and see if your opinion changes.
YLAup
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5694 posts since 5/9/11

8 Jun 2012 00:19
GO - not seen it for 10 years, so good. Yet another thing that makes me miss the 90’s. Soundtrack is decent aswell.
tml
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95 posts since 19/1/12

8 Jun 2012 01:02
It's certainly attempting to be a Lean epic, I just don't think it pulls it off, and yes I'm talking about the director's cut. Per Rez' comment above, it obviously, drastically alters the end product – though the same argument could be made for dozens of films that get butchered at the behest of getting target demographics into cinemas. Norton is great in it, Bloom, less so; Jeremy Irons, for example, is just fucking ridiculous.

I've listened to all of the commentaries and even attended to bloody academic debates on the film's merits (Scott Alan Metzger writes about it in various places), but in my opinion it, like Prometheus, doesn't deserve the praise heaped upon it. Though that's just my opinion … I didn't realize I was opening a can of worms in my original missive!