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Post by Stuart X.Hunter » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:10 pm

Thought this might be a useful thread. Certainly it'l be for me...having justed joined lovefilm with a 2month free unlimited voucher from my colleague KCH...there are a multitude of films heading my way.

So, has anybody seen anything of note lately?

I've recently watched Inglorious Badwords...in which I thought Brad Pitt did what he was best at...I was recommended Burn Aftrer Reading as well...yet to get.

Looking forward to Metropolis, Das Experiment & Le Denier Combat arriving...as well as seeing the slow-hyped District 9.

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Post by solarflarez » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:01 pm

I saw District 9, i liked it, its different, in a good way, im looking forward to Mesrine and Sex and drugs and ......

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Post by marcvolta » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:42 pm

I thought Inglorious Basterds was awesome. Brad Pitt was great and so was Christoph Waltz (Landa the Jew Hunter, in the movie) its just so over the top. When Brad Pitt is speaking Italian, the way he says "A River Derche", i love it...

I've been really into Werner Herzog lately. The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser is probably my favorite movie. That or Herzog's Woyzeck. Herzog's Bad Lieutenant : Port Of Call New Orleans was pretty great too, and i only saw a rip that was posted online, so i cant wait till it comes out on dvd...

i have also watched Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders) a few times recently. I rather liked that too... and the soundtrack is pretty awesome as well.

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Post by Hedspace » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:08 pm

Watched this fella the other night

The Hide
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/ ... 424566.ece

really enjoyed it. No explosions but still well worth a peek

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Post by Luminescence » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:32 pm

I saw Let the right one in last year (octoberish) and it is the best film i've ever seen, in my humble opinion. It's not really a horror film at all, tho it has some horrific scenes. I just found it completely stunning.
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Post by Shinesalight » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:33 pm

Saw the Road last Sunday and was quite impressed. Pretty faithful to the book and Vigo Mortensen is superb. Came out to trudge home in the ice and snow and got well depressed, though obviously it wasn;t quite as apocolyptic as the scenes in the film. Cried like a baby at the end. I have a nasty habit of crying at a drop of a hat in films...its always the music that gets me.
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Post by nickh » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:32 pm

Ads wrote:Saw the Road last Sunday and was quite impressed. Pretty faithful to the book and Vigo Mortensen is superb. Came out to trudge home in the ice and snow and got well depressed, though obviously it wasn;t quite as apocolyptic as the scenes in the film. Cried like a baby at the end. I have a nasty habit of crying at a drop of a hat in films...its always the music that gets me.
I am sure you are aware that Nick Cave and Warren Ellis provided the soundtrack, I haven’t seen the film yet but have had the soundtrack on heavy rotation for the last couple of weeks, I also recommend White Lunar as a good compilation of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis soundtracks.

John Hillcoat is a genius, The Proposition is one of my absolute favourites, Ghosts of the Civil Dead is a fantastic film too (although I have to look away at times).

About 12/13 years ago I saw Nick Cave and the Dirty Three play a live soundtrack to the Passion of Joan of Arc at the NFT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Passion_of_Joan_of_Arc I can‘t remember seeing a film that had so many people in bits by the end.

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Post by Stuart X.Hunter » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:53 pm

At the weekend;

THX1138 - a beautiful film to view without paying much attention to what's going on (I was playing Florence to my gf who had numerous visits from the tequila sick fairy).
I will watch again tonight to form a more rounded opinion but I loved the editing/cut-up opening half hour which was remarkably tensioned.

Children Of Men - without doubt one of my favourite films. The cinematography is exacting. The dystopia freed by Quietus (a suicide pill).
"As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd what happens in a world without children's voices."

A must if you haven't.

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Post by Luminescence » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:07 pm

marcvolta wrote:I thought Inglorious Basterds was awesome. Brad Pitt was great and so was Christoph Waltz (Landa the Jew Hunter, in the movie) its just so over the top. When Brad Pitt is speaking Italian, the way he says "A River Derche", i love it...

I've been really into Werner Herzog lately. The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser is probably my favorite movie. That or Herzog's Woyzeck. Herzog's Bad Lieutenant : Port Of Call New Orleans was pretty great too, and i only saw a rip that was posted online, so i cant wait till it comes out on dvd...

i have also watched Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders) a few times recently. I rather liked that too... and the soundtrack is pretty awesome as well.
Yep, Inglorious.. was superb i thought. Good acting all round, but especially Christoph Waltz. The suspense created when he arrived at the house in the opening sequence...immense!
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Post by JPB » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:52 pm

For me last year's best film was Let The Right One In. So subtle, yet gripping, it made most other films look hamfisted.

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Post by Hedspace » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:07 pm

Fish Tank is another one I think well worth your time.




Slightly off topic...has anyone noticed the film the Informant is using the Spacemen 3 font for all of the film..credits or otherwise.
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Post by Already There » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:59 pm

Hedspace wrote:Fish Tank is another one I think well worth your time.




Slightly off topic...has anyone noticed the film the Informant is using the Spacemen 3 font for all of the film..credits or otherwise.
bit of totally useless info
That's interesting. Thanks for bringing that up. I didn't know that.
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Post by johnnyboy » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:19 pm

I'm a big fan of Inglorious Basterds too. Watched it last weekend and was enthralled all the way through. The basement shoot out scene was intense. Loved the use of the Morricone style music at the start when the Jew Hunter came visiting the farm family. I liked his use of yellow titles again and the quick fire montages of past events, epsecially with the ex-German soldier Basterd. Great film.

Also saw Adventureland on the weekend which was a good one. Great soundtrack. Loved the main characters 'Bummer Songs' mix tape with Pale Blue Eyes on it and his girlfriends Husker Du and Lou Reed tee shirts. The guy with the 'tache from Superbad was funny....."you don't know what I'm capable of!!"

Then last night I sat in and watched United 93 again. Saw it at the cinema when it first came out but that was slightly disrupted by a bunch of teenager shmucks not respecting the kind of film it was. Not the best film to see before going to bed.

I did want to see The Road but seem to have missed out on that one. Hard getting to the cinema these days with a 2 year old at home.

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Post by Already There » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:42 pm

Right now, I am on an unplanned Cillian Murphy challenge. I have watched almost all of the good films by now. :lol: Now I have to start on the bad half soon. I should have planned this better.
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Post by scratch » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:44 pm

Stuart X.Hunter wrote:At the weekend;

THX1138 - a beautiful film to view without paying much attention to what's going on (I was playing Florence to my gf who had numerous visits from the tequila sick fairy).
I will watch again tonight to form a more rounded opinion but I loved the editing/cut-up opening half hour which was remarkably tensioned.
The new version? I haven´t seen that but I saw the original a couple of times.

The last sort of ok film I saw was shutter island...

nowadays deliberately trying to watch movies I know are gonna suck!
yesterday i fell asleep watching resident evil afterlife (based on a video game)
tonight:
far cry (based on a video game)
prince of persia sands of time (based on a video game)

btw repo men is no better than the average "based on a game" movie although it is not!
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Post by Laz69 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:39 am

Recent viewing recommendations:

Legend Of The Fist - Return of Chen Zhen (OTT kung fu action but really well filmed too)
Legion of Assassins (Latest John Woo film... beautifully shot as usual. Very enjoyable)
The Goods - Live Hard Sell Hard (Brilliantly funny movie about a team of mercenary car sales people)

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Post by Already There » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:41 am

Heh, watched HP 7.1 last Friday. It was... good. There are quite a lot of people who think it's extraordinary, but no... I'd give it a 7 out of 10.
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Post by MODLAB » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:41 pm

I quite liked Centurion.

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Post by moop » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:52 pm

Anyone on here seen Enter The Void yet?
Wow! :shock:

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Post by Alex English » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:00 pm

moop wrote:Anyone on here seen Enter The Void yet?
I have actually seen it twice. Wow is right.

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Post by ChapmanH » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:36 pm

Hi all, any of you movie buffs into the classic Ivan the Terrible films? A friend of mine put a beautiful video up for "Stay With Me" set to an excerpt from Ivan the Terrible 1. It just works. See what you think:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUF7-g3eDWo

He has one for Bittersweet Symphony too - not sure if he's uploaded it yet. Must check.

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Post by acrylicnoise » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:15 am

Has anyone here seen In Bruges? That's one of my recent favourites. I enjoyed District 9 as well. I can't remember any movies of note more recently though.

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Post by Hedspace » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:01 pm

Caught Enter the Void the last week. Enjoyed that one. A film you can ponder on for a nice while after and an added bonus just happened upon a documentary about DMT (mentioned in the movie) .



DMT The Spirit Molecule
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Post by ChapmanH » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:24 pm

In Bruges, an excellent film indeed. Quirky yet grounded, great performances and always interesting. A real black comedy.

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Post by redcloud » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:58 am

moop wrote:Anyone on here seen Enter The Void yet?
Wow! :shock:
I've read interesting several reviews of this film and its playing here in Portland. I think we'll try and get down to see it before it leaves the city.

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Post by Already There » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:43 am

The Future Is Unwritten :)
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Post by spaced » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:30 am

Hedspace wrote:Caught Enter the Void the last week. Enjoyed that one. A film you can ponder on for a nice while after and an added bonus just happened upon a documentary about DMT (mentioned in the movie) .



DMT The Spirit Molecule
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How does it compare to irreversible? That film will stay with me forever!

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Post by redcloud » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:53 pm

'Catfish'.

Brilliant film. Highly recommended.

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Post by Already There » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:14 am

Somewhere.

I really liked it. Very Sofia Coppola. I can see the parallels to Lost In Translation, although I liked the latter one better.

I only really got into the atmosphere when the film was over. :lol: But that's probably better. It was... cute and beautiful. And a bit weird.
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Post by bunnyben » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:40 pm

Already There wrote:Sofia Coppola. I can see the parallels to Lost In Translation,
i like the virgin suicides and mary antonitte but as for lost in translation- any film that relies on a karaoke sceen has reached the stage where it should just throw in the towel and settle as an also ran. i sometimes doubt if someone with a less famous father would be given as much freedom. saying that i really hope she does well. is somewhere worth watching?
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Post by redcloud » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:42 am

Four Lions

Excellent stuff!

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Post by runcible » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:53 am

We just watched Four Lions too - it's good. Some edgy humour in there and some mad characters...

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Post by nickh » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:20 am

redcloud wrote:Four Lions

Excellent stuff!
Absolutely.

Best film of last year by a mile.

Favourite line “Let’s truck bomb a kebab shop and fly a jumbo jet into Waj’s mum’s head”

Nice use of Avril 14th by The Aphex Twin too.


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Post by redcloud » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:05 pm

nickh wrote: Absolutely.

Best film of last year by a mile.

Yes, the film has received excellent reviews here in Portland. We saw it at a small cinema but it was packed. I thought the characters were excellent but complete idiots and buffoons. Love the way Morris has tackled a sensitive, difficult but very real subject (British born Jihadists) with razor sharp humor.

Best line for me: "I may ask you to blow yourself up but I will never ask you to pee in your own gob".

Very good, indeed.

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Post by Meo » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:18 am

Watched Lars and the real woman last night with the misses. Bit sickley (Film not wife) but quite weirdly amusing/interesting in parts!

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Post by redcloud » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:11 pm

'The Runaways' (Joan Jett's teenage band).

Like the NY Dolls, I was never a fan of the band but I have always been intrigued by their story. Unfortunately, I expected a bio pic or a documentary but I didn't learn anything new about them. The film was basically a 90 minute wank fest for the director to embellish the sex, lesbian tension and drug aspect of the band. Also, the film ignores 3/5 members (focusing on Cherie and Joan), the wigs worn by most of the actors were crap and whoever played Kim Fowley was dreadful.

Lame. I don't recommend this one.

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Post by niamhm » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:02 pm

The Town , watched tonight and highly recommended for crime/thriller fans ,Ben Affleck ,Jon Hamm and the bomb dude from Hurt Locker can`t remember his name just now.

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Post by Minky » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:45 pm

Watched Animal Kingdom last night starring James Frecheville & Guy Pearce. Australian crime drama, I highly recommend.

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Post by Hedspace » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:38 pm

they eat rocks......and so does the film

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Tell No One

A french film.

The Lives Of Others

A german film.

Both compelling...

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Post by redcloud » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:24 pm

Guessed wrote:Tell No One

A french film.

The Lives Of Others

A german film.

Both compelling...
Right on! Both are excellent films.

We watched 'Salt' last night. What a load of rubbish.

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Post by redcloud » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:21 pm

The King's Speech

Packed house at the cinema last night. Absolutely brilliant. Fascinating story and incredible performances from everybody in the movie.

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Post by Broc » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:30 pm

Guessed wrote:Tell No One

A french film.

The Lives Of Others

A german film.

Both compelling...
Indeed they are.

Saw 'Gabrielle' last Friday but turned it off after an hour which was way too generous of me. Pretentious French shite (and I don't mind a little pretentious French stuff)....how is this stuff allowed to be made?!

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Post by niamhm » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:49 pm

The Social Network , what a bunch of shits ,all concerned ,but compelling viewing all the same ,

and no I don`t have a Facebook account but its a good story.

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Post by spzretent » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:22 am

redcloud wrote:
Yes, the film has received excellent reviews here in Portland. We saw it at a small cinema but it was packed. I thought the characters were excellent but complete idiots and buffoons. Love the way Morris has tackled a sensitive, difficult but very real subject (British born Jihadists) with razor sharp humor.

Best line for me: "I may ask you to blow yourself up but I will never ask you to pee in your own gob".

Very good, indeed.
Just watched this today. I think I need another run through. Funny, edgy, uncomfortable. I think I missed some jokes in the translation.
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Post by redcloud » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:12 am

We watched The Social Network last night. Everybody in the film is portrayed as a major asshole. It's a decent movie, but like 'Juno' a couple years ago...I didn't feel it was Oscar worthy by any stretch. But, it did make me realize that I am glad I don't have (nor feel that I need) a Facebook account.

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Post by Malingo7 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:23 pm

Watched 'Repo Men' great idea for a story, based on the book 'the repo mambo' . enjoyed it, some great tarantino style fight scenes... :shock: made my mrs shriek a bit!

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Post by Guessed » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:51 pm

The Secret In Their Eyes

A Spanish/Argentinian film

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Post by TheWarmth » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:07 pm

redcloud wrote:We watched The Social Network last night. Everybody in the film is portrayed as a major asshole. It's a decent movie, but like 'Juno' a couple years ago...I didn't feel it was Oscar worthy by any stretch. But, it did make me realize that I am glad I don't have (nor feel that I need) a Facebook account.
It was an engaging film and a lot more exciting that I thought it would be going into it. Facebook has its purposes, for sure, though. I upload photos of my daughter there for my family to see, which is a lot easier than emailing them to everyone. Also, it's a good for bands to promote themselves and fans to get up to date information, as it's a lot easier to post updates than it is on a normal website.

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Post by runcible » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:48 pm

We watched the De Niro directed 'A Bronx Tale' yesterday. That's one hell of a film. Superb performances (De Niro isn't the central character by the way), well balanced and intriguing plot line and a great soundtrack. Highly recommended.

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Post by johnnyboy » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:19 pm

Not very high brow but I took my daughter to see A Turtles Tale (the 2D version). It was rubbish but she loved it. The lesser cousin to Finding Nemo in each and every department. Only her 3rd trip to the cinema, with Tangled and Fantastic Mr Fox being the two films before. Watching her reaction to the film and experience is sometimes better than the film itself.

Grown up films? Last one I saw was True Grit. It was alright but nothing special.

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Post by angelsighs » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:33 pm

runcible wrote:We watched the De Niro directed 'A Bronx Tale' yesterday. That's one hell of a film. Superb performances (De Niro isn't the central character by the way), well balanced and intriguing plot line and a great soundtrack. Highly recommended.
totally agree, love this film it's much more about characters and drama than your average gangster flick (shows shows that it was originally a play). when the violence does happen it's much more striking. I like the way they weave together the racism subplot with the main family drama etc and the gangster stuff. this was also the film that made me want to investigate doowop further.
I can also heartily recommend this film.

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Post by redcloud » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:21 pm

We watched 'The Fighter' last night. Pretty good. What a family! :shock:

My only criticism of the film would be that Mark Wahlberg seemed miscast. He was too pretty boy and not rough enough in comparison to the rest of the family. Christian Bale, however, wow...what a performance! Who would have thought he was British?! A well deserved Academy for his performance.

Looking back at the Oscars it's interesting to note that most of the films nominated for "Best Picture" were based on real people and real stories.

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Post by TheWarmth » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:05 pm

I liked The Fighter, but I don't know if I'd give it as many accolades as the critics did. Bale was amazing, though.

A Bronx Tale: Very odd that Netflix says this isn't available on DVD!?

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Post by BzaInSpace » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:51 pm

I just watched 'In The Name of the Father' with Daniel Day-Lewis. Tremendous.
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Post by Laz69 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:38 am

Movie of the year, by a fuckin' country mile...

Hobo With A Shotgun

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Possibly the most fucked up, screwed up, violent and funniest film since Peter Jackson's Brain Dead. Go see it. DO NOT TAKE CHILDREN!

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Post by robotoilet » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:47 am

Laz69 wrote:Possibly the most fucked up, screwed up, violent and funniest film since Peter Jackson's Brain Dead.
:lol: What a brilliant compliment, that appeals so much to me. Must see and laugh myself to death.

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Post by toomilk » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:07 pm

That is incredible! I want to see this.hahah.

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Post by Alex English » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:26 pm

I watched American: The Bill Hicks Story over the weekend. Highly recommended. It was interesting seeing him play sold out theaters in the UK and tiny comedy clubs in the U.S.: http://www.americanthemovie.com/

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Post by scratch » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:44 am

Laz69 wrote:Movie of the year, by a fuckin' country mile...

Hobo With A Shotgun
definitely poster of the year.. I´m salivating.. it´s like a 13-year old´s wet dream come true (I hope)

fuck machete (pretty disappointing for me) ...
I have high hopes that this one lives up to its poster.. always loved Rutger, damn fine actor!
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Post by Laz69 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:32 am

scratch wrote:
Laz69 wrote:Movie of the year, by a fuckin' country mile...

Hobo With A Shotgun
definitely poster of the year.. I´m salivating.. it´s like a 13-year old´s wet dream come true (I hope)

fuck machete (pretty disappointing for me) ...
I have high hopes that this one lives up to its poster.. always loved Rutger, damn fine actor!

As much as i loved Machete, i think they kept it tamer than it should have been; maybe to win over more mainstream cinema goers. It had a lot of potential, but THIS is just NUTS!!! 8)

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Post by Guessed » Sat May 14, 2011 9:34 pm

Guessed wrote:Tell No One

A french film.

compelling...
on BBC4 now

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Post by runcible » Sun May 22, 2011 12:15 pm

Guessed wrote:
Guessed wrote:Tell No One

A french film.

compelling...
on BBC4 now
A curious one. The Harlan Coben book it came from is obviously American and I found the DVD cheaply recently. I was a little surprised when I stuck it on and it was French, but they do a faithful repro of the book in many ways and I rather enjoyed it.

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Post by redcloud » Sun May 22, 2011 3:44 pm

Guessed wrote:
Guessed wrote:Tell No One

A french film.

compelling...
on BBC4 now
My wife and I saw this in the cinema and really enjoyed it.

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Post by runcible » Sun May 22, 2011 6:21 pm

The book is excellent and made me purchase a few more Coben thrillers.

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