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Postby Applecore » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:24 pm

Just seen this in the Sky planner..
MGM HD (Sky 345)
Wednesday:
9pm - Rocky
Thursday:
7pm - Rocky
9pm - Rocky II
Friday:
7pm - Rocky II
9pm - Rocky III
Saturday:
7:15pm - Rocky III
9pm - Rocky IV
Sunday:
7:25pm - Rocky IV
9pm - Rocky V

Needless to say, Saturday, 9pm, recording Rocky IV 8)
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Postby Big D » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:28 pm

Just watched: The Expendables.
In which a cluster of 80s action movie vets plus some of the new breed set out to make the Manliest Film Ever, complete with manly brawling, manly quipping, ridiculously OTT manly firefights and a spot of manly Weapon Porn.
Given who's in it, could have been better. Or a horrible exercise in tongue-in-cheek self-indulgence. What you get is a straight take on 80s action that does the job in respectable fashion and would probably be a great after-pub movie.
My big gripes: Jet Li getting stuck with a semi-comedy Chinaman role and the black guy using a razor as his close in weapon. Maybe that's a homage to old-school racial cliches too.

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Postby Azubi » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:52 pm

I'm watching 'The Other Guys' and it's fucking ace despite the fact Will Farrell is in it.
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Postby Darkweasel » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:02 pm

Azubi wrote:I'm watching 'The Other Guys' and it's fucking ace despite the fact Will Farrell is in it.

Will Ferrell is ace. :D
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Postby Johnny Tightlips » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:04 pm

Azubi wrote:I'm watching 'The Other Guys' and it's fucking ace despite the fact Will Farrell is in it.


The only word I can think of to describe that film is "silly". Its a good thing though.

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Postby Applecore » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:07 pm

I keep thinking I hate Will Ferrell, but then I remember that he's actually really funny..
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Postby Big D » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:39 pm

Just watched; The Last Airbender

Based on a cartoon (Of which I am a big fan) this was always going to struggle to condense several episodes of Tv into 99 minutes. The result is a bit clunky.
It does come across as somebody editing two/three separate films into one and although they clearly put time and effort into the visuals they just aren't enough to save it. Shame.
Leaves the way open for a sequel which is almost certainly never going to be made.

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Postby Darkweasel » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:09 am

THE OTHER GUYS

Take a recycled old story with some non-recycled cliches, add some really annoying characters and tell Will Ferrell to play the same fucking character for the hundredth fucking time and you have The Other Guys. A film so shit that not even Samuel Jackson can be exempt from blame.

Anchorman is but a distant, golden memory to me now. A single moment of greatness repeatedly shat upon by regurgitated offal like this, Semi-Pro and Talladega Nights.
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Postby CrapyMike » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:21 am

Darkweasel wrote:THE OTHER GUYS

Take a recycled old story with some non-recycled cliches, add some really annoying characters and tell Will Ferrell to play the same fucking character for the hundredth fucking time and you have The Other Guys. A film so shit that not even Samuel Jackson can be exempt from blame.

Anchorman is but a distant, golden memory to me now. A single moment of greatness repeatedly shat upon by regurgitated offal like this, Semi-Pro and Talladega Nights.
3/10

anchorman was worse than the other guys, and certainly worse than the awesome talladega nights :o sure, anchorman had some funny bits, but it wasnt really a great movie. the other guys has the rock. thats all it needs.
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Postby Darkweasel » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:55 am

CrapyMike wrote:
Darkweasel wrote:THE OTHER GUYS

Take a recycled old story with some non-recycled cliches, add some really annoying characters and tell Will Ferrell to play the same fucking character for the hundredth fucking time and you have The Other Guys. A film so shit that not even Samuel Jackson can be exempt from blame.

Anchorman is but a distant, golden memory to me now. A single moment of greatness repeatedly shat upon by regurgitated offal like this, Semi-Pro and Talladega Nights.
3/10

anchorman was worse than the other guys, and certainly worse than the awesome talladega nights :o sure, anchorman had some funny bits, but it wasnt really a great movie. the other guys has the rock. thats all it needs.



Anchorman is in my all time top 5 comedies. I really can't explain how much I love that film. To me, and my sense of humour, it's virtual comedy perfection.
The Other Guys was barely even amusing. It wasn't until twenty minutes had passed by when I realised I hadn't laughed. Not even once. A couple of smirks, and with the "there wasn't even an awning" line, what could be passed off as a chuckle, but no laughs. And that was all it managed for rest of its running time - a handful of all too brief chuckles.

I'm not much a fan of The Rock to begin with. I can't stand wrestling and he's barely an actor, but he was actually one of the only bright sparks in The Other Guys. In his short time on screen, I preferred him to virtually every single cast member - with the exception of Ray Stevenson, who really needs to be in more films.
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Postby Applecore » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:39 pm

What's that? Mike's being wrong again?
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Postby Darkweasel » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:29 pm

Applecore wrote:What's that? Mike's being wrong again?

Nah, nobody's ever wrong with comedy. There's nothing more subjective and divisive.
But if anybody says they don't like Anchorman then they clearly have no taste.
And are wrong.




THE HOLE

Being a big Joe Dante fan, I can't believe I let this one slip through the net for so long. A teenager moves to a small town with his mother and younger brother. After befriending the lovely blonde neighbour, the two boys accientally uncover a trapdoor in the basement of their new house and you just know that whatever is beneath isn't going to be friendly, pink or cuddly.
Stealing liberally from The Gate, Poltergeist and even Dante's own segment in Twilight Zone - The Movie (echoing yet again his love of Warner Bros cartoons), there's no doubt you've seen it all before. It's not particularly challenging or innovative (yet another movie filmed in 3D with absolutely no need for it) but it's enjoyable, old fashioned spooky fun with a modern touch that would serve as a nice introduction to horror films for younger types.
Oh, and you might feel a bit of a perv looking at a semi-naked Haley Bennett for a decent portion of the film, but rest assured - she's legal.
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Postby CrapyMike » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:52 pm

Darkweasel wrote:
Applecore wrote:What's that? Mike's being wrong again?

Nah, nobody's ever wrong with comedy. There's nothing more subjective and divisive.
But if anybody says they don't like Anchorman then they clearly have no taste.
And are wrong.

dont get me wrong, i like anchorman, i just think will ferrell has done much better
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Postby Applecore » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:02 pm

Darkweasel wrote: THE HOLE

Being a big Joe Dante fan, I can't believe I let this one slip through the net for so long. A teenager moves to a small town with his mother and younger brother. After befriending the lovely blonde neighbour, the two boys accientally uncover a trapdoor in the basement of their new house and you just know that whatever is beneath isn't going to be friendly, pink or cuddly.
Stealing liberally from The Gate, Poltergeist and even Dante's own segment in Twilight Zone - The Movie (echoing yet again his love of Warner Bros cartoons), there's no doubt you've seen it all before. It's not particularly challenging or innovative (yet another movie filmed in 3D with absolutely no need for it) but it's enjoyable, old fashioned spooky fun with a modern touch that would serve as a nice introduction to horror films for younger types.
Oh, and you might feel a bit of a perv looking at a semi-naked Haley Bennett for a decent portion of the film, but rest assured - she's legal.
Thank the lord.
7.5/10

Completely agree with this, glad you enjoyed it. Except I'd give 8/8.5 out of 10. One of my favourite original (as in, non-sequel or remake. I'll agree that this movie pilfers from the films mentioned in your review) horror films of the past couple of years.
You say it didn't need to be filmed in 3D, but did you watch it in Real-D? Because I saw this at the cinema and it was used to good effect. There was only one or two "in your face" moments (one being the little brother throwing a ball up in the air) and the 3D was more used to give the scenes depth. But I'm fucking glad they didn't bother with a red/green 3D transfer for DVD, and just converted it down to 2D.
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Postby Darkweasel » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:00 pm

Only watched it in 2D but apart from the deliberate 3D moments (intro, ball and final sequence) I felt there was too little scope for it.
Still, everything will be released in 3D soon enough so what's the point in my moaning about it.
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