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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:34 pm 
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So what current release films have you seen and what's the verdict?

*********** ALERT IF ANY SPOILERS *************

Me - only True Grit - ok it's not actually out quite yet, it was a preview copy from my contacts in the industry (er, a Chinese woman who comes into my pub at 10pm). Anyway, excellent film. Don't really remember the John Wayne original very well but I'd imagine it probably followed a slightly diferent path at the end. Only downside was Jeff Bridges' ludicrous mumbling. Should have had subtitles to pick up what he was saying. Somehow he was tipped for an oscar based on this performance. If that's the case, I'd probably get one too after 10 pints down the Wetherspoons.


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I rarely watch films unless the boy puts on his kids animation stuff.

Toy Story 3 was quite good.

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Black Swan's good. My friend recommended it for the Cpt Birdseye scene with her mum in the room & the part where Meg from Family Guy drinks from the furry cup but it's good apart from that too.

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Saw Black Swan today and thought it was ludicrously OTT but silly fun all the same.


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I thought Black Swan was excellent. Went to see Hereafter last night. Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Mat Damon it's a film about three people affected by death and the afterlife. it's OK but it's not as profound/thought provoking asd I'd hoped and it's very slow. I want to see Gnomeo & Juliet and True Grit next I think.

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Most recent film seen was 127 Hours
You wouldn't have thought they could string out a whole film about it but was surprisingly gripping. Well worth seeing.


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Saw Black Swan at the weekend. Really enjoyed it, well, maybe enjoy is the wrong word. It's very instense. Being an Aronofsky fan I liked the references to Pi and Requiem too.

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Black Swan
Moderately enjoyable, but falls between two stalls; neither deft enough to compare to the likes of Repulsion Or Peeping Tom, nor over the top enough to have the appeal of the more lurid of the giallo films of the 70s.
Think Aronofsky did the whole obsessive pursuit leads to mental breakdown thing with a lot more imagination in Pi.

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Very good film. Gritty, at times blackly funny and superbly acted throughout.
Character development is sometimes a little clunky, but recommended none the less.

Also recommend Winter's Bone for anyone who missed it last year.
Now back in the cinemas following it's Oscar nominations (shame Jennifer Lawrence will almost certainly lose best actress to Natalie Portman), as well as available on DVD.

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Saw The King's Speech yesterday - thought it was very good, probably a bit over-sentimentalised but even as a die-hard republican I thought it was a fine piece of period storytelling. Makes you wonder how things might've panned out with Nazi-loving Edward on the throne and spineless Chamberlain in No. 10....


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Viewings at the Weekend:

True Grit - thoroughly enjoyed it although I could've done with a longer final act - compared to the brilliant first hour, the showdown & epilogue raced by...maybe a little too quickly.

Brighton Rock - Great cast and (mostly) strong performances, I thought.
My prob was Sam Riley as Pinkie. Sensitive & confused? yep. Murderous? Vicious? Bastard? not convinced. Dickie's still king. Oh, and the director was occassionally guilty of overdoing the metaphors (one church scene was lit like a Guns n Roses video).


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Biutiful
Partial return to form for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, after the fairly risible Babel. Ends up overplaying his hand in piling on the misery, but Javier Bardem gives another excellent performance.

Never Let Me Go
Awkward amalgam of love story and SF. Fairly engaging, but not a film to stay with you. The SF elements are kind of hackneyed.

Inside Job
A veritable rogues gallery of some of the most loathsome and despicable bad guys ever to infect a cinema screen. A film to leave you wanting to beat many of it's featured players to a painful death. One of the film's villains, US treasury secretary Tim Geithner, today praised George Osbourne's handling of the UK economy. Far from this being a vindication of Osbourne's cuts, it is a reason to strike fear into the UK population.
A highly recommended film.

Day For Night
Not a new film, but back on UK cinema screens for a limited period.
None of the caustic cynicism of many films about film making (The Bad And The Beautiful, Le Mepris, Sunset Boulevard etc), but still a film that engages, with interesting characters and insights into the film making process.

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Funny how in the west, vengence themed movies are nearly always tired and formulaic, whilst in the far east there has been a profusion of highly imagnitive films on the same theme. This one is not as violent as Chan-wook Park's vengance trilogy, but is equally off the wall and derranged. Recommended for fans of Park, Takashi Miike etc.

Bighton Rock

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Pretty much agree with Wurzel on this one. A good film when judged in it's own right rather than in comparisson to the book or the original film.
Reservations about the ending. Don't know why they copied the ending of the original film and not the novel; the books ending was only expunged from the Boulting brother's film for reasons of censorship.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:56 pm 
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Bovine Juice wrote:

Only downside was Jeff Bridges' ludicrous mumbling. Should have had subtitles to pick up what he was saying.


Those of us that saw it as it is meant to be seen, i.e. at a cinema, on a screen that can to justice to the excellent cinematography and with a sound system worthy of such a fine film, did not have any problem understanding the dialogue (very good dialogue it is too)!
Maybe the first Coen brothers film to be adapted from another source, to rank along side the best of their original screenplays (Unless you count Miller's Crossing, which is credited as an original screenplay, despite being largely ripped off from Dashiel Hammett's novel Red Harvest).

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Nasty but gripping. Not sure about the ending though.


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Legacy: Black Ops

Saw this at Raindance last year (when it was just called Legacy).
A twisted, violent not quite schlocky, conspiracy thriller, a little reminiscent of Jacob's Ladder (but less up it's own arse), though better than I've just made it sound. Idris Elba is very good indeed. A good one if you're not in the mood for an all night Bela Tarr retrospective.

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Not so much a new film, but new to DVD anyway... BURKE & HARE. Tosh. Neither a comedy nor a drama in effect. At least the accents generally sounded ok though.


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milchman wrote:
Maybe the first Coen brothers film to be adapted from another source, to rank along side the best of their original screenplays


So you didn't like No Country for Old Men, then???? :shock:

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milchman wrote:
Maybe the first Coen brothers film to be adapted from another source, to rank along side the best of their original screenplays


So you didn't like No Country for Old Men, then???? :shock:


Not especially, no. I mean it's not bad, Javier Bardem & Tommy Lee Jones are both good in it, but it left me fairly cold. I prefer Blood Simple, The Man Who Wasn't There, Miller's Crossing & Barton Fink all of which are original screenplays except Miller's Crossing which is credited as such despite being very heavily indebted to Dashiel Hammett.

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I actually expected more from No Country for Old Men. I think it is an okay film with some great moments and a terrible ending.

Fargo, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Blood Simple, The Hudsucker Proxy, Burn After Reading, The Big Lebowski... Those are great Coen Brothers films.


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No Country For Old Men is brilliant and I love it even more because of its ending. <AVOIDING SPOILER>


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