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    Re: Anyone watched any good movies recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Tuttle
    As you might guess from my avatar I love "The Third Man" and as you might guess from my pseudonym I'm a big fan of "Brazil". I'd recommend them both and have watched them over and over again for many years.

    There is a wonderful section in "The Third Man" where a cat leaves a flat and rubs itself against someones legs - still perhaps the mot beautiful combination of image and music ever (in my opinion of course), although the intercuts of Viennese faces caught in the headlights in Holly Martins madcap ride through the city, or the gorgeous long shot at the end of the film come close.
    I love "the third man" too.

    So atmospheric and that zither theme makes it IMO.
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    Re: Anyone watched any good movies recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by mark996
    I've just watched 'Carnage', directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet.

    It's adapted from a play, and has a strong 'staged' feel to it, which may not be to everyone's taste, but the acting is absolutely superb, and it's very, very funny.

    Well worth 90 minutes of your time.
    I also watched that recently and enjoyed it enormously. Kate Winslet's projectile vomiting scene is extraordinary :shock:

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    Just sat down to watch Scarface.

    My favourite film of all time!!

    Say hello to my little friend......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundrush
    The last film I saw was the Hunger Games. It suffered from being shot as a 15, then cut down to get a 12A classification and the annoying over use of (un)steadycam but it was still pretty good. Very true to the book, which is one of the best things I've read in ages.
    Just finished reading them, very good books. if you liked them watch Battle Royale:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266308/

    I watched it last week, brilliant

    also just watched the help, which was also very good

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    Re: Anyone watched any good movies recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C
    Watched, "the girl with the dragon tattoo" last night.

    Swedish with subtitles.

    Creepy, dark and very gripping.

    Excellent.
    The mini series I take it not the Daniel Craig remake?

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    Anyone watched any good movies recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C
    Watched, "the girl with the dragon tattoo" last night.

    Swedish with subtitles.

    Creepy, dark and very gripping.

    Excellent.
    Saw it the other week and thought it was superb, particularly with the sub titles.

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    Chernobyl diaries.

    I loved it. Mainly for the views of the abandoned sites.

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    Anyone watched any good movies recently?

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    Chernobyl diaries.

    I loved it. Mainly for the views of the abandoned sites.
    My daughter saw it, she said it was very scary. I quite fancy seeing it myself.

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    Re: Anyone watched any good movies recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corradokid
    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C
    Watched, "the girl with the dragon tattoo" last night.

    Swedish with subtitles.

    Creepy, dark and very gripping.

    Excellent.
    The mini series I take it not the Daniel Craig remake?
    It was a full length film and no Daniel Craig thank Gawd.

    This one...



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    Re: Anyone watched any good movies recently?

    Saw the millennium series (Girl with Dragon Tattoo, etc), it's the same as the films, just two parts put together to make the film, have to say although the first is good, it goes downhill with the second and third films (series episodes 3-6). I think the remake is also better, as it does make it a little more polished.

    I watched the series a while ago after it first came out, have to say that i was a bit surprised with the violence and sex, as it was a Swedish TV show, then again it's Sweden. this was probably children's TV :lol:

    As for good films, well i've seen a lot of bad ones, Lockout with Guy Pearce was horrendous, there seems to be an abundance of movies without much thought in them these days.

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    Re: Anyone watched any good movies recently?

    Good little political film is The Ghost (Ghost Writer in some markets), telling the fictional(?) story of a recent ex-PM. Great cast and directed by Polanski :)

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    Re: Anyone watched any good movies recently?

    A Norwegian film called "Headhunters" is also really good. Has a sort of Tarantino style to it, really exceeded my expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiserphoenix
    A Norwegian film called "Headhunters" is also really good. Has a sort of Tarantino style to it, really exceeded my expectations.

    That is a very good film.

    Best wishes,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfrazier
    Quote Originally Posted by kaiserphoenix
    A Norwegian film called "Headhunters" is also really good. Has a sort of Tarantino style to it, really exceeded my expectations.

    That is a very good film.

    Best wishes,
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    Thanks all for this recommendation as i watched this last night and enjoyed it.

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    Re: Anyone watched any good movies recently?

    Tyrannosaur

    A very dark film, Paddy Considine's directorial debut. Excellent acting in it and a few harrowing moments.

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    Close to the edge - Documentary on TT race Guy Martin. Absolutely wonderful :D

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    Well, I certainly wouldn't class 'Warhorse' as a good film. I was subjected to it over the weekend: slow, rambling, chocolate box cinematography. Don't waste 2.5hrs of your life!

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    The best film I have seen of late, bar Inception, was Chronicle. Fantastically dark and a real surprise.

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    Caught We Need To Talk About Kevin on Sky Movies last week ó*terrific movie.

    Also saw a great Dick Clement/Ian La Frenais-scripted crime movie from the early seventies starring Richard Burton and Ian McShane ó Villain.

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    Re: Anyone watched any good movies recently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Seamaster73

    Also saw a great Dick Clement/Ian La Frenais-scripted crime movie from the early seventies starring Richard Burton and Ian McShane ó Villain.
    Saw that years ago although you never seem to see it on TV.

    IIRC a thinly veiled story of Ronnie Kray with Lovejoy as his young fancy lad. :wink:
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    Watched a cracking film a couple of weeks ago... Cell 211.

    Prison drama in Spanish with subtitles. Obviously a very different storyline but similar quality level of past imports such as 'Amores Perros' and 'City of God' (both of which I'd highly recommend if you've not seen them).

    Hadn't heard of it and wasn't expecting much, but really enjoyed it.

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    Happiness.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147612/ Wrong on so many levels but Ben Gazzara is excellent.
    And Justice for All.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQzYNoLANrg
    The lawyers laughing scene is always worth a watch
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    Recently saw for the first time a film almost as old as me - and what a cracker it is! - no wonder it's termed a classic...

    THE WICKER MAN

    Never realised Edward Woodward was such a great actor (top marks for his Scottish accent, by the way).

    If you've never seen it, seek it out

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    I watched a Korean film called "The Chaser" recently and thought that was pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Recently saw for the first time a film almost as old as me - and what a cracker it is! - no wonder it's termed a classic...

    THE WICKER MAN

    Never realised Edward Woodward was such a great actor (top marks for his Scottish accent, by the way).

    If you've never seen it, seek it out
    Agreed. Unfortunately the remake with Nicolas Cage is a mega-turkey.

    I saw a preview of The Dark Night Rises on Wednesday and was very impressed. Rounds off the Christopher Nolan trilogy very nicely.

    The Amazing Spiderman was also excellent. Much closer in spirit (but not story) to the original comic book.

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    Based on the referrals here, I watched 'Headhunters'. I enjoyed it overall, yet... I don't know. It felt as another show-off movie -look, we are so smart and you'd never have thought about this. And the 'inside the feces' moment starts being a clichee.

    I also watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Guess I'm a sucker for this kind of good-natured comedy. Will watch it again and again in the years to come, just for the 'good vibes' :)

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    Watched North by Northwest with mrs NJH this last week when it was on the TV. She had never seen, I hadn't seen it for about a decade. Nothing like some classic Hitchcock.

    Seen loads of films in between but the last one I remember really enjoying was watching the full length Das Boot for the third or fourth time. Bit of a marathon though that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caliente View Post
    Agreed. Unfortunately the remake with Nicolas Cage is a mega-turkey.
    No! The remake is a much-misunderstood comedy classic!

    Check this out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_mW8mBzmHo

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    Watched today 'Get the gringo', with Mel Gibson. Should there be a 'Still got it' championship, Mr. Gibson would be up front.

    Lately I'm not much of a fan of action hero movies, but this one has exceeded my expectations by far.

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    We just watched "Withnail and I". Wonderfully witty and funny film. Sad too, at times.

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    .... not as sad as it might have been. The original screenplay had Withnail killing himself at the end instead of, or after, reciting Hamlet's speech to Rosencrantz.

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    Irreversible & Pan's Labyrinth

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    .... not as sad as it might have been. The original screenplay had Withnail killing himself at the end instead of, or after, reciting Hamlet's speech to Rosencrantz.
    That's interesting to hear. I was half expecting that he would, and was slightly surprised that he didn't.

    Best wishes,
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    Just got back from Vegas and watched a couple of cracking films on the plane home, the first was called ID:A a danish subtitled film about a woman who wakes up on some rocks with a bag of cash, a gun and no memory of how she got there and the plot unwinds itself from there. Very entertaining.

    I followed that with 'Wild Bill' a gritty London based indie film directed by Dexter Fletcher also well worth a watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooster View Post
    Watched today 'Get the gringo', with Mel Gibson. Should there be a 'Still got it' championship, Mr. Gibson would be up front.

    Lately I'm not much of a fan of action hero movies, but this one has exceeded my expectations by far.

    Saw that the other week, was a well done thriller that had Gibson doing very similar to what he was doing in Payback, infact he did so well people on t'internet are wondering if get the gringo was infact a hidden sequel to payback!

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    Quote Originally Posted by senwar View Post
    Tyrannosaur

    A very dark film, Paddy Considine's directorial debut. Excellent acting in it and a few harrowing moments.

    Yeah, Peter Mullan is a great actor, who has also done well directing, and Paddy has done well directing, but is also a great actor, one of my favourite low budget movies is Dead Man's Shoes, one of those films with next to no budget, but somehow has pulled together a great cast and the script and scenery do the rest, ex boxer Gary Stretch is in this and he does really well, but the performance of Toby Kebbell is fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argee1977 View Post
    Saw that the other week, was a well done thriller that had Gibson doing very similar to what he was doing in Payback, infact he did so well people on t'internet are wondering if get the gringo was infact a hidden sequel to payback!

    Guess I'll also watch Payback then :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooster View Post
    Guess I'll also watch Payback then :)

    Watch the original first, i watched this last week, but the director's cut, which is completely different to the actual original, i've never seen a director's cut that moved so far away from the original before, it's like two movies!

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    Dead Man's Shoes is a classic in that dark gritty British vein. Liked it a lot but sadly reminded me to much what it is like to live in many places.

    I have high hopes for the new Batman film, the last one was one of the best big budget modern films of the past decade IMHO.

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    Another vote for the girl with the dragon tattoo - would also recommend Driver - if you have a strong stomach!

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    Just watched the debt. Very good spy thriller and worth a watch if you haven't seen it.

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    Finally watched 'The Artist' this evening. Not just a movie, but a love letter to cinematography. Exceptional!

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    I thoughly enjoyed all of these:

    The Shawshank Redemption with Morgan Freeman.


    Sexy Beast with Ray Winstone & Ben Kingsley.

    Reservoir Dogs.

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    Rumble Fish for the second time in nearly 30 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfrazier View Post
    That's interesting to hear. I was half expecting that he would, and was slightly surprised that he didn't.

    Best wishes,
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    If I remember rightly, the story has autobiographical elements. Paul McGann's character is Robinson and Richard E. Grant is based on a friend who I think drank himself to death. Robinson also had an unfortunate experience with a famous Italian director which was the source of Uncle Monty.

    I was once silly enough to play the 'Withnail and I' drinking game whilst watching the film in a cinema in Bournemouth. Won't do that again in a hurry.

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    The Good ,the Bad and the Ugly.

    Never seen it before.Was definitely one of the best films I have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    Dead Man's Shoes is a classic in that dark gritty British vein. Liked it a lot but sadly reminded me to much what it is like to live in many places.

    I have high hopes for the new Batman film, the last one was one of the best big budget modern films of the past decade IMHO.
    Dead man's shoes is a masterpiece!

    "what you lookin at?"

    "you ya C***!"

    Brilliant!

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    I watched Jerry Maguire the other day. Not seen it in years... brilliant!

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    I watched prometheus at the cinema a few weeks ago, good film especially if you liked the first 2 alien films

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