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Re: movies

Postby necrochrist » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:44 pm

whiplash02 wrote:I saw 'Kickass' today. The title is suitable. You should all go watch it. It's better than it looks.


going to watch it tomoro looks heavy and ive heard good things :D
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Postby Applecore » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:00 am

Kick-Ass is amazing, especially if you love crazy over-the-top action films.

Applecore wrote:Bought "The House of The Devil" today, after hearing generally good things about it.

House of the Devil is a decent throwback to 70s/80s horror films, without feeding too many of the cliches (aside from satanic cults and babysitter alone in a house in the middle of nowhere). It spends more time setting the scene and getting you to sympathise with the characters than it does filling the screen with gore. When something happens, it happens fast, so much so that if you look away for a moment you'll probably miss it.
That said, it's worth a watch and I certainly don't regret paying £8.71 for it.
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EDIT: A synopsis might be helpful.
Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) is a sweet-natured young woman, unlike her loud and self-assured best buddy, Megan (Greta Gerwig). After moving into a new apartment, Samantha is desperate for a way to make a few more bucks. When Mr. Ulman (Tom Noonan) comes on campus looking for a babysitter, Samantha jumps at the opportunity. Once she convinces Megan to give her a ride to the creepy old Ulman house, Samantha learns that the job is not quite what was advertised. Ulman and his wife (Mary Woronov) don't even have a child. He tells Samantha that she just has to stay in the house with his elderly mother-in-law while he and the missus go out to celebrate the lunar eclipse. When she balks at the change of plans, he offers her more money. As the night goes on, it becomes clear that Samantha is a much bigger part of the Ulmans' plans for the evening than she would ever want to be.
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Re: movies

Postby Applecore » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:35 pm

New purchase: "The Brain"
Lovefilm rentals coming soon: "Once Bitten" and "Delicatessen"

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Re: movies

Postby Luke_X » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:05 pm

a new trailer for The Expendables has gone up. i couldnt care if this film is crap the star line up screams awesome sauce. this is the first trailer ive seen with the footage of Stallone, Willis and Swarzzenager together at once.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6RU5y2fU6s

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Re: movies

Postby Danroush » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:15 pm

with iron man 2 soon out, reviews on the first film anyone?
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Postby Luke_X » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:29 pm

the first one sets up basically all the characters in the new films. you see why he becomes iron man and the start of his struggle with the government. id pick up the first film because its the ultimate superhero film (next to The Dark Knight of course). if you watch the first one you wont be expecting 40 minutes of plot details explaining who everyone is it will be mostly action from what i have read. and they introduce War Machine well.

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Postby Darkweasel » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:40 am

Dan Jenkins wrote:Iron Man was so dead average, with only the eye candy visuals making up for everything else being incredibly basic. Target audience was probably early teens.

Iron Man was fucking class.
I am not a teenager.
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Postby Jobdone » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:17 am

Darkweasel wrote:
Dan Jenkins wrote:Iron Man was so dead average, with only the eye candy visuals making up for everything else being incredibly basic. Target audience was probably early teens.

Iron Man was fucking class.
I am not a teenager.


It was fucking nerdtastoc.


Plus fuck yeah Jeff Bridges.
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Postby Applecore » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:34 am

Iron Man was top tits, as was The Incredible Hulk. Really looking forward to Iron Man 2.

Also, The Daily Fail (sorry, Mail) have reviewed Kick-Ass. Unsurprisingly, they hated it.
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Postby whiplash02 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:18 am

Applecore wrote:Also, The Daily Fail (sorry, Mail) have reviewed Kick-Ass. Unsurprisingly, they hated it.
Lookie: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/re ... dhood.html


That is the shittest review I have ever read in my life.

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Postby Darkweasel » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:23 am

Applecore wrote:Also, The Daily Fail (sorry, Mail) have reviewed Kick-Ass. Unsurprisingly, they hated it.
Lookie: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/re ... dhood.html


It deliberately sells a perniciously sexualised view of children and glorifies violence, especially knife and gun crime, in a way that makes it one of the most deeply cynical, shamelessly irresponsible films ever


Wow. That really doesn't sound like typical Daily Mail reactionary sensationalism at all.
I'm only surprised they didn't blame immigrants for it.
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Postby Applecore » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:29 am

The best thing is, Hit-Girl is hardly sexualised in it. Sure, one guy says he's attracted to her, but he also says he'd save himself and wait until she's 18. Fair enough it's a bit weird that he's even attracted to a 10yr old, but surely the fact he's openly saying he wouldn't try anything on an underage girl redeems it?

They're just taking a film that's supposed to be ridiculous and over-the-top way too seriously, as fucking usual.
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Re: movies

Postby clare-l » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:17 am

Iron Man is awesome and I'm in my twenties.
I'm going to see the dragon film again today.
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Re: movies

Postby Darkweasel » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:18 am

God bless The Mail...

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