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Re: movies

Postby Darkweasel » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:58 pm

MetalBeast wrote:Is reading really THAT much of a chore for the US cinema-goer?

Yes.
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Re: movies

Postby johnny_boy » Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:25 pm

Darkweasel wrote:[REC]

Bugger me.
Finally, a handheld camera film (post Blair Witch) that's actually worth watching. Claustrophobic is the first word that springs to mind. After it's initial set up, it just kicks into gear and never stops. You know exactly what's happening quite early on but with the word "zombie" never being mentioned even once.
Tense, taut and highly believable, [rec] is everything that Diary of the Dead wasn't.



oh yes watched this the other night absolutely brilliant
bit confused at the ending tho not to spoil it for any one
but

but for hand held cam
altho it was more *shaky cam* as they put it
did you not rate cloverfield i though that was amazin

*spoiler*
was was with the possession stuff
*end spoiler*

seeing as i have to be in the mood for subtitled movies
i watched the orphanage the same night
also brilliant
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Re: movies

Postby Xzar » Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:52 pm

I love zombie films, hence am going to watch [rec] right now...

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Re: movies

Postby Xzar » Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:12 am

Just watched... was... alright. Bit generic actually, I thought. The 'night-o-vision' scene seems to be a staple of modern horror, sadly.

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Postby dobbsey » Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:25 am

Spawn

just watched it again. From 1997 i think, i actually forgot how bad that was, the acting that is not the storyline which i liked.

think they should remake this into a better version.

also got a dvd screener of Doomsday. does anyone know if it is anygood or am i just wasting my time?
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Re: movies

Postby MetalBeast » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:40 am

dobbsey wrote:also got a dvd screener of Doomsday. does anyone know if it is anygood or am i just wasting my time?


I've heard that it borrows heavily from a lot of 1980s action movies, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

It's 38% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes at the moment, which ain't great, but a lot of that might be losing points for originality (or lack thereof). The USERS (as opposed to the critics) on Rotten Tomatoes give a freshness rating of 60%, meaning it could be one of those movies that the public will like a lot more than the critics.

Metacritic has it at 52% (user rating 53%) and IMDB has it at 65% (6.5/10). I think that would indicate "good, but by no means GREAT".

Harry "Father Geek" Knowles at Ain't It Cool described it as "bugnuts" (meaning insane) and I usually like movies wot are a bit mental.

I'd see it, even if the reviews were terrible, cos I really like Neil Marshall's first two films.
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Re: movies

Postby Darkweasel » Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:15 pm

Xzar wrote:Just watched... was... alright. Bit generic actually, I thought. The 'night-o-vision' scene seems to be a staple of modern horror, sadly.

Blame Silence of the Lambs for that little trick.
To be honest, that was the only part of [rec] that I wasn't too keen on. Not that I didn't like it, just that it could have been done in normal lighting. Everything else about the film was class. Each time you ran up and down those stairs, you were right in the middle of things and by halfway through, you felt the stress and fatigue as much as anybody else.
I loved the fact that nobody was a hero. Everybody was flawed and for some part, dislikeable. Self preservation was the order of the day and that came through bright and clear. However, if I did have one other criticism, it was only that (for obvious reasons) the cameraman himself wasn't able to do or say much.
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Postby Blissy » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:27 pm

http://www.scribd.com/doc/488495/Transformers-2-Treatment-1007-Leaked

Well. if anything from that treatment happens, that film is going to be unreal.
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Re: movies

Postby Darkweasel » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:14 pm

johnny_boy wrote:did you not rate cloverfield i though that was amazin

*spoiler*
was was with the possession stuff
*end spoiler*

I thought Cloverfield was awful. The first fifteen minutes were excruciating, the next half hour was actually pretty decent, but after I'd pissed myself laughing at the exploding girl, any chance of taking it seriously had gone out of the window and I couldn't find anything remotely salvageable thereafter.

*POSSIBLE [REC] SPOILERS*
As for the possession stuff at the end, from what I can work out, there was a priest who lived in the top apartment. He had a girl in there with him who had the disease which he probably thought was demon possession, tried his best to cure her by religious means, quickly realised his error, locked her in the attic and scarpered (Possibly a sequel storyline there).
The dog must have sneaked into the room at some point, got bitten and then passed it on to the little girl.
Possibly.
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Re: movies

Postby lars_ulrichs_blister » Thu May 01, 2008 11:12 am

Im off to see Iron Man later...
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Re: movies

Postby MetalBeast » Thu May 01, 2008 12:37 pm

lars_ulrichs_blister wrote:Im off to see Iron Man later...


Me Too! Really looking forward to it. I can't understand how CineWorld can persuade the distributors to let them do a whole day of "previews" rather than just a single late showing the day before release.
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Re: movies

Postby carly » Thu May 01, 2008 1:39 pm

BRILLIANT - american history X.

AWFUL - shoot 'em up.

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Re: movies

Postby MetalBeast » Thu May 01, 2008 1:57 pm

carly wrote:BRILLIANT - american history X.

AWFUL - shoot 'em up.


Shoot 'em up certainly isn't Oscar-winning material, but I enjoyed it.
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Re: movies

Postby Kylan_Paassa » Thu May 01, 2008 2:14 pm

American History X is fucking fantastic, especially the teeth/curb scene
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A+++ EXCELLENT MOOBS, WOULD VIEW AGAIN.

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Re: movies

Postby Big D » Thu May 01, 2008 6:31 pm

Iron Man.
Almost as much fun as Transformers and 300. When I come out of the cinema grinning that's usually a very good thing indeed.