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Old 19.01.2010, 14:20
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I couple of weeks ago i bought Saw V on ebay only to bring it home (it was delivered to my family`s home for cheaper delivery reasons)anyway i brought it home and wanted to watch it and i couldn`t because the lyping git at the store who sold me my new DVD player said it would play Blue Ray DVD`s well it won`t grrrrrrrrr so anyway i tried to sell it on ebay and ebay removed it from being on sale they sent an email saying i could not sell it on ebay because it was to violent and young people could buy it, which made me LOL because i bought it on ebay in the first place
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I watched The House On The Left at the weekend. OMG this is not for anyone with a weak heart, very hard
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Last night we watched The Haunting In Connecticut it is based on a true story and pretty scary .
Sutter, do you watch anything but a diet of horror and gore movies?
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Old 19.01.2010, 14:36
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Sutter, do you watch anything but a diet of horror and gore movies?
LOL yes of course i do i loved Sex in the City, The first 50 Dates, the Break up, 27 Dresses, Marley and Me, He`s just not that into you, Made of Honour, About a Boy, and many more, i just prefare horror films
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Old 20.01.2010, 08:53
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Re: Movie recommendations

I watched the Hangover last night it was sooooooooooooo funny.
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Re: Movie recommendations

Some movies I've seen recently:

A Serious Man - the new Coen brothers movie. As much as I love it, I wouldn't really recommend it unless you know what you're getting into. Expect a quirky modern verison of the book of Job that has one of the most inconclusive endings you'll ever see. The Coen brothers have been around for a long time, so by this point you should know if you dig them or not.

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell - a decent comedy, actually. I was genuinely surprised. I liked the book, but the trailers for the movie were lame. Yet the actual film is one of the most realistic depictions (in every way) of a night out with friends that ends with some people drinking too much. Like The Hangover, but plausible, basically. A raunchy (seriously, don't eat before watching it) film that hits some surprising emotional notes at the end. Some jokes fall flat on their face, and it's slightly mysoginistic at times, but overall it's better than it has any right to be.
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Old 20.01.2010, 09:44
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Some movies I've seen recently:

A Serious Man - the new Coen brothers movie. As much as I love it, I wouldn't really recommend it unless you know what you're getting into. Expect a quirky modern verison of the book of Job that has one of the most inconclusive endings you'll ever see. The Coen brothers have been around for a long time, so by this point you should know if you dig them or not.

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell - a decent comedy, actually. I was genuinely surprised. I liked the book, but the trailers for the movie were lame. Yet the actual film is one of the most realistic depictions (in every way) of a night out with friends that ends with some people drinking too much. Like The Hangover, but plausible, basically. A raunchy (seriously, don't eat before watching it) film that hits some surprising emotional notes at the end. Some jokes fall flat on their face, and it's slightly mysoginistic at times, but overall it's better than it has any right to be.

Serious Man was a bit weird but I worth watching

Yesterday I saw Guy Richie's "Sherlock Holmes"...good one and definitely must see...It was weird to see Robert Downey with British accent...definitely recommended
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I saw Holmes in London and completely expected for everyone to break out laughing when Downey Jr. started talking, but his English accent was actually really good. A lot of people were pointing it out as I was leaving the theater.

The movie itself, my first reaction is "meh". Although I'll reserve final judgement until I watch it again. It's the first time ever that I've fallen asleep during a film. Nothing to do with the movie, I was just so knackered that I dozed off for around 5 minutes in the middle. So I won't comment until I give it a fair shot.
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Old 24.01.2010, 12:23
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Re: Movie recommendations

I watched the Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus the other night. Its the movie that Heath Ledger was filming halfway before he died and I was curious to find out how they finished the movie without him. Genius.

Might not be everyone's cup of tea though. Terry Gilliam obviously hasnt lost his touch but its quaint visual imagery overloaded my senses. I am still on the fence.

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Movie of the year for me still has to be Slumdog Millionare though.
To me Slumdog Millionaire was the film of the decade.

UK Channel 4 did a special about the slums of Mumbai on TV recently.
The presenter of "Grand Designs" went to live in the slums of Mumbai and a lot of the places are where the film scenes were made.
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http://www.channel4.com/programmes/k...it/4od#3022220

You look at this slum community but look how they exist in harmony with no social welfare system.

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Re: Movie recommendations

I actually enjoy the French Triangle Relationships, complicated with feeling, emotion and surprise.
I am just not into these American Action movies where the film gets close to the end and it is as if the director thinks we better add some more action and you get someone like Willis in a clean white shirt with a handgun with 6 bullets in it coming out clean against 50+ guys with machine guns.
I also find the new James Bond films too far fetched. Maybe I am showing my age.

Over Xmas I watched this on TV and found it interesting and would recommend it.

Sleep With Me
This is the film that is on ITV Iplayer free.

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Old 24.01.2010, 13:07
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Last night we watched The Haunting In Connecticut it is based on a true story and pretty scary .
I thought it was a terrible film and I wouldn't put much stock in the "True Story" biit either.
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Old 24.01.2010, 13:15
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Re: Movie recommendations

Another one that I watched this week is a movie adapted from a book called "Push" by Sapphire. Got alot of positive reviews at the Sundance and Cannes festival back in 2009.

Mariah Carey tries to do a Charlize Theron by glamming down and plays a social worker. Dont let her put you off from watching it though. Its really grim and many-a-times, I felt the poor girl's despair coming through whilst watching the film, but the human spirit triumphs

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a couple of comedies to recommend: Yes Man and Step Brothers.

I've enjoyed both this week
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Old 06.03.2010, 21:47
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Just finished watching Mesrine: Death Wish (part 1 that is) and am sitting down to enjoy the second installment - Mesrine: Public Enemy Highly recommended if you're a fan of heist/crime films and Vincent Cassel is just brilliant!
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Old 06.03.2010, 22:17
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Re: Movie recommendations

Comedy
Love and death (1975): Woody Allen
Duck soup (1933): Marx brothers
Knocked up (2007): Paul Raud
The wedding crashers (2005): Owen Wilson

Drama
Taxi driver (1976): De Niro
Pulp fiction (1994): Tarantino movie
There will be blood (2007): Day-Lewis
A beautiful mind (2004): Crowe

Action/thriller
Kill Bill I/II (2002/3): Tarantino movies
Inside man (2006): Clive Owen
The matrix (1999): Reaves
The dark knight (2008): Ledger.
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Old 07.03.2010, 10:48
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Another one that I watched this week is a movie adapted from a book called "Push" by Sapphire. Got alot of positive reviews at the Sundance and Cannes festival back in 2009.

Mariah Carey tries to do a Charlize Theron by glamming down and plays a social worker. Dont let her put you off from watching it though. Its really grim and many-a-times, I felt the poor girl's despair coming through whilst watching the film, but the human spirit triumphs


I even wept watching the trailer - first time it happened to me, yikes! (And I didn't even notice Mariah in it. Heh.)
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Old 07.03.2010, 15:19
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Re: Movie recommendations

I watched Sherlock Homes and was mightily disappointed. I liked the visual look of the movie but found the movie as a whole FLAT! Jeremy Brett will always be the one and only Mr Holmes for me. I re-watched the smashing Granada TV series recently and it was such a pleasure.

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Old 07.03.2010, 15:58
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I watched Sherlock Homes and was mightily disappointed. I liked the visual look of the movie but found the movie as a whole FLAT! Jeremy Brett will always be the one and only Mr Holmes for me. I re-watched the smashing Granada TV series recently and it was such a pleasure.

I agree.. Jeremy Brett was a great SH. I bought the DVD box set a few years ago, would not part with it for the world.
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Old 07.03.2010, 18:54
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I just had to sit through New Moon, now there are two hours of my life I'll never get back.
Boring, drawn out, empty tat

Roll on the next one
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Old 07.03.2010, 19:08
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I just had to sit through New Moon, now there are two hours of my life I'll never get back.
Boring, drawn out, empty tat

Roll on the next one

Forget that foppish nonsense (I saw it too - same feelings about it). A much better flick (and not wanting to give anything away here) is Let The Right One In. It's a Swedish film (available on DVD with subtitles) - Empire voted it best of '09. Soon to be *******ised by Hollywood by the same director of Cloverfield. Well worth a watch
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Old 07.03.2010, 19:16
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Let the right one in was brilliant....the last scene in the swimming pool was great. It's a little slow and not really a traditional vampire film but bloody good for all that.

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