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Postby Luke_X » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:36 pm

just watched Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (only bringing it up and someone was talking about watching them earlier on) and i have to say i fell like Mel Gibson has just raped my intelligence. nothing somes it up better than the south park epsiode with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

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plus i have some major concerns about the plot. 1) why on earth does everyone have mullets? i can understand it was released in the mid 80's but why everyone. 2) why on earth are the kids so important to the film when they have no key dialogue and provide nothing but filler to the film. 3) why does Tina Turner chase Mel Gibson half way across austrailia to then only go 'bye *waves*'?

i just hope to god that the next one is good which it might be as Mel Gibson wont be in it.

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Postby Applecore » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:41 pm

As posted on the Forum Group on Facebook while this place was down...

Just watched Chopper, the remake of Last House on the Left, Freaked and now watching Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground.

Chopper - biopic of Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read, who is widely known in Australia for being a sort of vigilante, taking out various less-savoury characters in the Down-Under's criminal underworld. It's a good laugh, though, as Chopper likes to make stories his own and have fun with them. 7/10

Last House on the Left (2009) - Decent remake of Wes Craven's debut. A girl is raped, beaten and left for dead, her attackers inadvertantly go to seek shelter in her parents' home. As soon as the truth is revealed, her parents get justice. It's only really worth it for the last half hour, where the parents begin to take out bloody revenge on the attackers with a variety of tools - Hammers, fire pokers, food disposal.. Nice and bloody and more watchable than the original. 6/10

Freaked - A famous actor is sent to South America to promote a toxic fertilizer and ends up being turned into a freak to be used in a sideshow. Absolutely ridiculous film that includes Mr. T as a Bearded Lady and an uncredited role by Keanu Reeves as a mutant dog boy. Absolutely brilliant, couldn't be more bat-shit crazy unless it was produced by Troma. 8/10

As for Green Street 2, it seems there wasn't enough British films about people beating each other half to death and calling each other cunts. I'm only half an hour into it and I'm already safely going to reward this 1/10.
(I've since finished it and the rating remains 1/10)
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Postby ANDREWHALL28 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:53 pm

Just watched Gamer, this has been slated by everyone , and i bloody love it

Great action, not watered down, clever idea, no awards for acting, but as big dumb violent adult action films go, this was FUN :yes:

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Postby isabiggles » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:48 pm

Holy shit, this may have been discussed before but have any of you seen that Lord of the Rings fan film 'Born of Hope'? It's free on youtube and it's really good quality stuff. You should watch it if you haven't, it's only an hour and a bit long.
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Postby aaron_stacey » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:02 pm

watched the blair witch project last night and well... i was dissapointed lol
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Postby Applecore » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:05 pm

aaron_stacey wrote:watched the blair witch project last night and well... i was dissapointed lol

You have only yourself to blame.
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Postby aaron_stacey » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:09 pm

Applecore wrote:
aaron_stacey wrote:watched the blair witch project last night and well... i was dissapointed lol

You have only yourself to blame.

I'm ashamed. I was even warned by my friends not to bother lol
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Postby Hungry Freak » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:11 am

Akira was an awesome mind-fuck.
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Postby Darkweasel » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:29 am

I liked The Blair Witch Project.
We had the disadvantage of knowing it was just a film when it came out in the UK. Before its release in the US there was an elaborate internet campaign which freaked an awful lot of people into thinking it was real. When certain sites were hit they triggered missing persons poster pop-ups and other such stuff. When the film was released, as daft as it seems, there were an awful lot of people who thought it was real.
Of course, when it came out in the UK we were fully aware it was just a set-up and just treated it like any other film. Some liked it and some hated it. Either way, it's definitely one of the best examples of a "Marmite" movie out there.
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Postby Hungry Freak » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:37 am

Darkweasel wrote:I liked The Blair Witch Project.
We had the disadvantage of knowing it was just a film when it came out in the UK. Before its release in the US there was an elaborate internet campaign which freaked an awful lot of people into thinking it was real. When certain sites were hit they triggered missing persons poster pop-ups and other such stuff. When the film was released, as daft as it seems, there were an awful lot of people who thought it was real.
Of course, when it came out in the UK we were fully aware it was just a set-up and just treated it like any other film. Some liked it and some hated it. Either way, it's definitely one of the best examples of a "Marmite" movie out there.

Americans are guilible like that. There was that War of the Worlds programme on the radio and people actually took arms to fight the aliens.
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Postby Darkweasel » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:46 am

Hungry Freak wrote:
Darkweasel wrote:I liked The Blair Witch Project.
We had the disadvantage of knowing it was just a film when it came out in the UK. Before its release in the US there was an elaborate internet campaign which freaked an awful lot of people into thinking it was real. When certain sites were hit they triggered missing persons poster pop-ups and other such stuff. When the film was released, as daft as it seems, there were an awful lot of people who thought it was real.
Of course, when it came out in the UK we were fully aware it was just a set-up and just treated it like any other film. Some liked it and some hated it. Either way, it's definitely one of the best examples of a "Marmite" movie out there.

Americans are guilible like that. There was that War of the Worlds programme on the radio and people actually took arms to fight the aliens.

It was the thirties, only one year before WWII began. People were becoming increasingly scared and were looking for something else to be afraid of rather than reality. Although it took some people in, it seemed that others let themselves believe they saw lights in the sky and spaceships landing because it was a hell of a lot easier to do that than think of the horror of a real, impending world war.

For The Blair Witch Project, the internet had never been used for a hoax of anything like that magnitude before so took people completely unawares. Gullible maybe, but even at just over ten years ago, it was still a different time.
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Postby Hungry Freak » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:48 am

Darkweasel wrote:
Hungry Freak wrote:
Darkweasel wrote:I liked The Blair Witch Project.
We had the disadvantage of knowing it was just a film when it came out in the UK. Before its release in the US there was an elaborate internet campaign which freaked an awful lot of people into thinking it was real. When certain sites were hit they triggered missing persons poster pop-ups and other such stuff. When the film was released, as daft as it seems, there were an awful lot of people who thought it was real.
Of course, when it came out in the UK we were fully aware it was just a set-up and just treated it like any other film. Some liked it and some hated it. Either way, it's definitely one of the best examples of a "Marmite" movie out there.

Americans are guilible like that. There was that War of the Worlds programme on the radio and people actually took arms to fight the aliens.

It was the thirties, only one year before WWII began. People were becoming increasingly scared and were looking for something else to be afraid of rather than reality. Although it took some people in, it seemed that others let themselves believe they saw lights in the sky and spaceships landing because it was a hell of a lot easier to do that than think of the horror of a real, impending world war.

Of course there was that, but it's still a big leap of faith to take, of which the Creation Museum will teach you is not a bad thing to do... :ugh:
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Postby Darkweasel » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:59 am

Hungry Freak wrote:Of course there was that, but it's still a big leap of faith to take, of which the Creation Museum will teach you is not a bad thing to do... :ugh:

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Postby Big D » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:43 pm

The Hangover

Four blokes go off to Vegas for a Bachelor Party then wake up the next day with the groom missing, a tiger in the bathroom and no memory of what happened.

Doesn't quite live up to the hype but entertaining enough and throws in enough bonafide "WTF?" to amuse me.