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Old 12.02.2016, 21:04
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It's a work of genius. Have you seen In Bruges too? I think they're in a similar vein. Gleason is fabulous. Also Don Cheadle.
Oh my, B. Gleeson was out of this world brilliant in The Guard.. finally got to see it this week. I really don't know what took me so long.. being Irish 'n' all
The stream of profanity is hilarious, and very Irish.. very Father Ted-ish for me, brilliant! What a treat! Mark Strong too.
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Old 14.02.2016, 00:22
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Oh my, B. Gleeson was out of this world brilliant in The Guard.. finally got to see it this week. I really don't know what took me so long.. being Irish 'n' all
The stream of profanity is hilarious, and very Irish.. very Father Ted-ish for me, brilliant! What a treat! Mark Strong too.


It's completely brilliant. Glad you enjoyed it.


Have you seen Grabbers (Richard Coyle, Russell Tovey) a little-seen "sci fi" (just) movie set in Ireland? In a nutshell, disgusterous alien beasties invade a hapless town and attack the inhabitants who then discover that the aliens are allergic to alcohol. Cue some of the funniest "fights" ever. Joyous. And very, very messy.
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Old 14.02.2016, 10:32
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Thanks for the tip, RB. Grabbers sounds good.

I have yet to watch the Imitation game, haven't got round to it yet.
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Old 14.02.2016, 10:57
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My 16 year old has been raving about Deadpool since he went to see it on Friday.
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Old 17.02.2016, 13:58
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Re: Movie recommendations

Watched a Film called "45 Years" at the weekend. Can't recommend it highly enough. Charlotte Rampling was phenomenal. She deserves the Oscar though I doubt she'll win it.

Ex Machina is a AI science fiction film that's also worth a watch.
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Old 21.02.2016, 17:23
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The Princess Bride is 1987 I think - around the same time as Ladyhawke. How beautiful is Rutger Hauer in that movie? TPB is, however, even better. I love LadyHawke, don't get me wrong, but TPB is just superb, truly. Give it a go - you won't be sorry! No idea if it's on Netflix...
Finally, I got to see TPB with my son and we laughed our heads off. Very funny. Great cast.

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Old 22.02.2016, 10:07
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Finally, I got to see TPB with my son and we laughed our heads off. Very funny. Great cast.



I watched it for the first time last weekend after years of recommendations from very good sources, but unfortunately I was pretty disappointed.


I'm not sure if the humour was just dated, and maybe in the 80s it was a bit more breakthrough humour, but it was a waste for me.


I was disappointed, because I was really looking forward to it being soo amazing! But alas, me and the movie did not mesh.
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Old 22.02.2016, 10:52
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I watched it for the first time last weekend after years of recommendations from very good sources, but unfortunately I was pretty disappointed.


I'm not sure if the humour was just dated, and maybe in the 80s it was a bit more breakthrough humour, but it was a waste for me.


I was disappointed, because I was really looking forward to it being soo amazing! But alas, me and the movie did not mesh.
Blasphemy!!

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Old 22.02.2016, 10:56
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I watched it for the first time last weekend after years of recommendations from very good sources, but unfortunately I was pretty disappointed.

I'm not sure if the humour was just dated, and maybe in the 80s it was a bit more breakthrough humour, but it was a waste for me.

I was disappointed, because I was really looking forward to it being soo amazing! But alas, me and the movie did not mesh.

Oh well, you can' t win 'em all!


Glad you loved it Swisstreee - sorry you didn't, Chemmie. I just love it all but I think it's quite divisive - the pastiche, the meta dialogue... I first saw it when I was around 13 and I just adored it. It's my go-to Sunday afternoon movie.


The book is fabulous by the way - William Goldman. It's written like a "Proper" history, but as remembered by a guy who was told the history, found a book on it and found it too dry for words. Goldman wrote the screenplay too so the tone is the same.
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Old 22.02.2016, 10:57
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Re: Movie recommendations

On a totally unrelated note, I watched Hugo for the second time (and first time in 3D). Amazing movie, truly a work of art--Scorsese really knocked it out of the park!
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Old 22.02.2016, 11:02
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On a totally unrelated note, I watched Hugo for the second time (and first time in 3D). Amazing movie, truly a work of art--Scorsese really knocked it out of the park!


I need to watch that - recorded it ages ago. I've seen stills - it looks stunning.
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Old 22.02.2016, 11:14
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Blasphemy!!


The "I want my father back, you son of a bitch..." kills me every time.



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Old 22.02.2016, 11:16
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I need to watch that - recorded it ages ago. I've seen stills - it looks stunning.


If you can watch it in 3D -do it!


I realize that 3D movies are still a bit gimmicky, and there are parts of this film that are a bit kitschy--but overall it really brings the stunning visuals alive. Touching story, and simple plot--but really moving and historically correct.
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Old 22.02.2016, 16:11
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Old 27.02.2016, 17:48
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Re: Movie recommendations

Recommend The Imitation Game. An amazing story. The film celebrates Turing's remarkable and astounding achievements as a code breaker during the war.

Cumberbatch is extremely good.. but we knew that, right?
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Old 27.02.2016, 17:55
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I love Benedict Cumberbatch. I may have said that before...


It's an older film now, but have you seen Enigma (Kate Twinset and Dougray Scott)? That's worth a watch.
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Old 27.02.2016, 18:11
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I love Benedict Cumberbatch. I may have said that before...
It's an older film now, but have you seen Enigma (Kate Twinset and Dougray Scott)? That's worth a watch.
Yes, indeed I have. Seen it a few times. I've also read and seen various documentaries about the Enigima machine and world war II code breaking work - really fascinating!

I've got Mad Max movie here. Haven't seen it yet.. any good? Should I bother?
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Old 27.02.2016, 18:17
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Re: Movie recommendations

Mad Max - the original Mel Gibson (nihilistic road movie, very violent, not much dialogue but makes some fairly valid points about family and revenge plus, you know, Mel when he was very pretty and not publically nuts) or the Tom Hardy balls-up? Not that Tom Hardy isn't pretty. He is.


I believe you have my opinion...


There's a really misogynistic thread to the new version that I don't remember from the original (or it was "of its time" or less overt, I don't know). It has Rosie Huntingdon-Thingy in it attempting to act again. And Charlize Theron who, I can only imagine, was given the contract to sign in a weakened moment. Or maybe they just paid them a lot... Go and see Tom Hardy in absolutely anything else, particularly Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Inception.
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Re: Movie recommendations

Big short movie. Educational and funny.
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Old 27.02.2016, 20:32
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Big Six Hero.
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