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Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:12 am

rjm wrote:How awful! ;) We only want films about doomed stars! Death's Dark Lonely Highway!

What's WRONG with that filmmaker? !

LOL!!!!!

rjm

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No, every film centres around problems or conflicts, even comedies. Films about nice people doing nice things that they enjoy aren't exactly riveting!

Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:46 am

poormadpeter wrote:
rjm wrote:How awful! ;) We only want films about doomed stars! Death's Dark Lonely Highway!

What's WRONG with that filmmaker? !

LOL!!!!!

rjm

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No, every film centres around problems or conflicts, even comedies. Films about nice people doing nice things that they enjoy aren't exactly riveting!


Well, part-ways. You must have something to overcome.

I guess "It's A Wonderful Life" is dark, for much of the film, but the ending is pure joy! Even the people who became "bad" under Potter were super-nice with George in the world.

I cry happy tears every year!

Oh, uh . . .

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is not dark at all. Love it. ;)

rjm


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Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:29 am

I"m sorry but I might be one of the very few people that has issues with "It's A Wonderful Life". Yes, I enjoy the ending of the film but the rest of it is simply boring to me.

Might try to watch Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie "The Master" within the next couple of days.

Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:34 am

luckyjackson1 wrote:I"m sorry but I might be one of the very few people that has issues with "It's A Wonderful Life". Yes, I enjoy the ending of the film but the rest of it is simply boring to me.

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:o :shock:

rjm
P.S. -- I know it by heart! Every word, gesture, tone of voice . . . I can't even imagine . . . that film is like . . . my foot. I couldn't get around without it.

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Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:44 am

rjm wrote:
luckyjackson1 wrote:I"m sorry but I might be one of the very few people that has issues with "It's A Wonderful Life". Yes, I enjoy the ending of the film but the rest of it is simply boring to me.

<snip>



:o :shock:

rjm
P.S. -- I know it by heart! Every word, gesture, tone of voice . . . I can't even imagine . . . that film is like . . . my foot. I couldn't get around without it.

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That's fine with me and I can fully understand this. I know movies like "The Wizard Of Oz" (the original!) and "The Time Machine" by the heart (at least in german!). That said the next movies I'm going to watch again are "Mullholland Drive" and "Inland Empire"... :D

Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:53 am

I'm watching "These Amazing Shadows" about the Library of Congress' film registry and restoration program.

Very emotional in ways I never expected. A great and important documentary.

rjm

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Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:26 pm

The Lords Of Salem

Re: last movie you watched

Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:43 pm

Insidious: Chapter 2 not as good as the first one ,but i still enjoyed it !!!

Re: last movie you watched

Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:05 am

Iron man I blu ray at home.
Also checked out III in the cinema prior so part II still to go....

Mandatory stuff!

Re: last movie you watched

Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:11 am

Watched a vampire movie directed by the daughter of John Cassevettes. Her name is Xan and the film is called "Kiss of the Dammed". This movie really surprised me. I read lots of good things about it so I picked up the blu ray on Amazon. Anybody into the genre might want to check it out. The film is very reminiscent of the atmospheric horror films that came out of Europe in the 70's. The film isn't geared for the Twilight crowd. Very well acted with a great storyline. Not a gorefest.

Re: last movie you watched

Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:41 pm

rocknroller wrote:Insidious: Chapter 2 not as good as the first one ,but i still enjoyed it !!!
just
Watched it tonight,some genuine scares

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Re: last movie you watched

Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:41 pm

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Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:38 am

Yeah, Rob!!! Go for it!!! :D

After several attempts of watching "The Master" I gave up as I wasn't too much into another alcoholics-drama after watching "Flight". Then I started watching "Smashed" starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul... :?

I thought "3096 Days" (about the Natascha Kampusch abduction) was quite well done (it was actually one of the very few books I ever read).

Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:01 am

Even as a gay man, I rarely have high hopes for American queer films. All too often they are slapped together with a poor script, amateurish acting, zero budget and direction of the level of a first year film student - with a few naked bodies thrown in to try and sell it to punters hoping for something better. I have to confess, however, that I was totally blown away by the stunning White Frog (2012). My hopes weren't particularly high considering it stars actors best known for their roles in Glee, Twilight and Teen Wolf, but this is truly a lovely film with its heart in the right place. it tells the story of a young teenager with aspergers syndrome whose beloved brother dies in a freak accident. Over the coming months the boy learns about the secret life his brother was forced to keep from him and his family. No-one expects huge budgets and wonderful technical skill in an independent movie, that's not what they are about. But they can tackle difficult issues (in this case mental health, race and sexuality) and have the freedom to do so without the studio breathing down their neck making sure it is commercial enough or ticking enough boxes to win an Oscar. One of the few films which has a gay-theme (in part) that does not alienate for a moment a straight audience. Well worth seeking out.

Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:10 am

Last night I saw"The Curse Of Chucky"a sequel to the old "Childs Play"movies,not a bad film
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Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:26 am

Just saw

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There were times when I thought my heart might burst! I got literal chills . . .

Certainly the best rockumentary of all time, and one of the finest documentaries. Unique tribute to the human spirit, in many different aspects.

rjm

Re: last movie you watched

Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:16 pm

Went to see Saturday Night Fever at the cinema the other night.i never seen the 18 version back in the day as i was to young only the poorly cut A cert version.so it was great to see the movie in all its glory on the big screen !!!

Re: last movie you watched

Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:45 am

Criterion blu ray of Dazed and Confused.

Re: last movie you watched

Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:54 am

Over the weekend I watched Psycho 1,2,3 and noticed a bit of a nod to Elvis in Psycho 3 Anthony Perkins was a big EP fan

Re: last movie you watched

Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:27 am

keninlincs wrote:Over the weekend I watched Psycho 1,2,3 and noticed a bit of a nod to Elvis in Psycho 3 Anthony Perkins was a big EP fan


Those sequels are likely to pale into insignificance with the wonderful Bates Motel now on our screens!

Re: last movie you watched

Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:42 am

poormadpeter wrote:
keninlincs wrote:Over the weekend I watched Psycho 1,2,3 and noticed a bit of a nod to Elvis in Psycho 3 Anthony Perkins was a big EP fan


Those sequels are likely to pale into insignificance with the wonderful Bates Motel now on our screens!

Thoroughly enjoyed the 1st season

Re: last movie you watched

Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:48 pm

rjm wrote:
poormadpeter wrote:
rjm wrote:How awful! ;) We only want films about doomed stars! Death's Dark Lonely Highway!

What's WRONG with that filmmaker? !

LOL!!!!!

rjm

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No, every film centres around problems or conflicts, even comedies. Films about nice people doing nice things that they enjoy aren't exactly riveting!


Well, part-ways. You must have something to overcome.

I guess "It's A Wonderful Life" is dark, for much of the film, but the ending is pure joy! Even the people who became "bad" under Potter were super-nice with George in the world.

I cry happy tears every year!

Oh, uh . . .

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is not dark at all. Love it. ;)

rjm


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Ha, loved that movie to bits!!

Re: last movie you watched

Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:55 pm

poormadpeter wrote:I took a rare trip to the cinema tonight to see Sinister, from the makers of Insidious - which I really thought should be retitled "Insipid". Thankfully, Sinister is considerably better than that film, and is aided and abetted by a fine performance from a rather grizzled-looking Ethan Hawke (man, has he aged badly!). Hawke plays a writer of true-crime books, investigating the disappearance of a little girl. In his family's new house (where the lost girl lived), he finds a box of home movies up in the loft and, after he watches them, strange things start to happen. There are moments within he film where credibility is stretched - considering how much Hawke bangs and clatters his way around the house in the middle of the night as he searches for the reason for strange noises etc, one must wonder if all of his family are deaf or sleep with ear-plugs in. However, the film is genuinely creepy, and manages to be so without resorting to the blood and gore that is common in so many horror films these days. There are some fun "shock" moments, which resulted in a scream or two in the cinema. But, most importantly, it provides a reasonably good final quarter of an hour without resorting to the weird "whoa, this is getting silly now" of Insidious. There are still loose ends and plot-holes, but it doesn't really matter. It's a fine film and a horror film that basically does what it says on the tin.


I watched Sinister last night and agree with your assertion, and as one who can predict a jump scare a mile off, found this film to be genuinely creepy.

I need to watch this film again, alone and in complete darkness.

Re: last movie you watched

Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:59 pm

Went to see filth at the cinema today,did not like it,will not get that 2 hours back !!!

Re: last movie you watched

Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:46 pm

poormadpeter wrote:
Snake Eyes wrote:I'm not bragging, but I've seen One Direction: This Is Us. A couple of Elvis references thrown in as the start of the film looks at the members early years. Harry Styles dressed as Elvis for a performance when he was a kid. They also played at MSG and in the dressing rooms, the image of Elvis, arms and cape outstretched is clearly visible.

To top this off, I've been told I'm taking my niece, her friend and my little girl to their concert at Wembley Arena next year. Yay! :shock:


While I confess I wouldn't pay money to see the 1D film, I am rather interested in viewing it at some point. The director, Morgan Spurlock, is a very interesting choice for such a mainstream project considering his previous films are a mix of the quirky and (in some cases) provocative. Of course, the directors of Elvis on Tour were also an interesting choice and yet they failed to make the film the great revealing documentary that it could have been.

Reviews suggest that Spurlock has made what is ultimately a bland, commercial film. My guess is he had a thankless task; unless he was able to find and reveal some dark side to 1D this was always going to be a straightforward film for the fans. The problem is that there appears not to be a particularly dark side to the group, and they seem to handle fame and fans very well. Their behaviour isn't erratic in the way that Justin Bieber's has been in recent months, for example. They simply seem like decent lads making music aimed at their fans and doing it rather well. What do you do when you're an edgy filmmaker and have a documentary to make about nice guys making nice music and dealing with fame and fans in a nice way?


If it wasn't for my little girl, I can honestly say that I wouldn't have paid to see it either. They are nice boys and if you're a fan, it's a good way to spend an hour and a half of your life. However, twenty minutes in and I was checking my watch.

There are no great revelations, except my impression that Harry Styles despises a particular member of the group. How telling that I've seen enough footage elsewhere to even come to this conclusion?

Still, I like them enough to brave their impending UK tour.