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#61 Post by drew » July 29th, 2008, 5:52 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Dark Knight - very good.

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#62 Post by Occam » July 29th, 2008, 6:12 pm

If you are expecting any good films from the U.S., don't hold your breath. My wife and I try to go out to lunch and a movie twice a month. We can usually find at least one in the approximately forty theaters within easy driving range but not so recently. There's nothing but the stupid super-hero movies and shoot-em-up violence.

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#63 Post by Jem » August 8th, 2008, 8:36 am

Well the one I saw last night was OK. Highly entertaining in fact. I recommend The Assassination of Jesse James (Brad Pitt) if you get the chance.

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#64 Post by Maria Mac » September 11th, 2008, 10:44 pm

It's been a while since anyone's seen a film worth mentioning it seems and we are no exception but I'll mention one anyway. We watched the DVD of the Darwin Awards last weekend - bought it really cheap in HMV and it was engaging enough - I managed to stay focussed for the whole film - but we wouldn't really recommend it. It isn't 'hilarious' as it claims because it's features people dying horrible deaths and they are all based on true stories. :sad:

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#65 Post by lewist » September 19th, 2008, 10:56 pm

I have joined our local film club and went to the first movie last night. It was Into The Wild, a true story with a sad ending. It was the shortest two ahd a half hours I have spent in a long time. I found it quite riveting, not a happy bit of entertainment, quite challenging in its way, but very good.
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#66 Post by DougS » November 8th, 2008, 11:28 pm

Any more anyone? This is a quiet thread.

Has anyone seen a strange, monochromatic American movie called 'Clerks' about 'over-the-counter' culture? I watched it last night and wondered if anyone else found it as surreal an experience as I did.

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#67 Post by Maria Mac » November 9th, 2008, 9:45 pm

Best watched stoned, Doug. Yes, it is surreal. I found it hilarious in parts but I'd had enough before the end.

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#68 Post by sisyphushappy » November 9th, 2008, 10:23 pm

Has anyone seen the 1997 movie Contact starring Jodie Foster which was based on the novel by the late Humanist Astronomer Carl Sagan?
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#69 Post by Alan H » November 9th, 2008, 10:32 pm

Yes. It's been on TV at least once here, but I don't remember it as being very good.
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#70 Post by sisyphushappy » November 9th, 2008, 10:35 pm

Does anyone here like The Matrix movies?
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#71 Post by Alan H » November 9th, 2008, 10:43 pm

Yes, but still not watched the last one. Somewhat surreal, but good fun!
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#72 Post by lewist » November 13th, 2008, 10:02 pm

Tonight was the Northern Lights Film Society. The film was 'Juno', about a sixteen year old who is pregnant and arranges to have the child adopted. It was a delightful fairy tale and well worth seeing!
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#73 Post by Lucretius » November 14th, 2008, 12:03 am

At the end of that film I found myself wanting her to be a real person.
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#74 Post by lewist » November 16th, 2008, 10:22 pm

I saw the new Bond movie last night. It's not art but it was a reasonable night's entertainment.
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#75 Post by lewist » December 1st, 2008, 9:59 am

Thursday was the Northern Lights Film Society again. It was Tea with Mussolini, an absolutely outstanding film.

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#76 Post by Alan H » December 1st, 2008, 12:52 pm

lewist wrote:...thinks... I seem to be the only one around.
Perhaps you're just the only one with too much spare time!
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#77 Post by Beki » December 5th, 2008, 12:25 pm

You're not alone Lewis! I'm in the Tesco DVD club where they post you out films and then you watch them and send them back, but honestly I haven't seen anything recently that has been really worth watching. Plus I am behind the times because I don't bother going to the cinema to see anything unless I really can't wait for it to come out on DVD. (The moment that cinemas introduce couches, duvets and allow me to pause the film to go and get a cup of tea, I might change my mind!)

Recent watches:

Cloverfield - Load of rubbish and the hand-held camera made me feel queasy
No country for old men - ok, but really didn't go anywhere, not my cup of tea
American Gangster - quite liked this one
Derailed - that was ok (Clive Owen & Jennifer Aniston)
Golden Compass - I really liked this adaptation - I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this.
Assassination of Jesse James - I didn't like this one at all - sorry Jem!
Run Fat Boy Run - Truly, truly awful - shame on you that bloke from Shaun of the Dead!
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#78 Post by lewist » December 11th, 2008, 10:39 pm

At the Northern Lights Film Society tonight was the 1953 classic, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. It was a good evening's entertainment followed by mulled wine and mincemeat pies. :)
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#79 Post by Alan H » December 11th, 2008, 10:58 pm

lewist wrote:mulled wine and mincemeat pies. :)
Mmmmmm!
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#80 Post by getreal » December 12th, 2008, 11:32 pm

Has anyone ever seen 'Before the Rain'? It's a Macedonian film. About the Balkan conflicts. Not as depressing as it sounds. But just as unfathomable.
It is really thought provoking and well worth watching if you get a chance.

Also watched Blood Diamond with De Crapio. It was excellent.
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I have just treated myself to Tim Minchin's DVD and I have to say that I was a teeny weeny bit disappointed. The first 30mins are really slow and it didn't have my favorite song on it.


and I'm not ashamed to say that I LOVED Forgetting Sarah Marshall !
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#81 Post by Beki » December 15th, 2008, 1:36 pm

I agree - Blood Diamonds was really excellent. In fact, much as I can't stand the little twerp, De Crapio seems to be in pretty good films much of the time. As does 'Mike from Neighbours' - Guy Pierce (Memento, LA Confidential, and that Australian transvestite one - can't for the life of me remember the name).

Favourite foreign film has to be "Life is Beautiful" - the wee boy in it is just wonderful.
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