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Postby Django » 07 Apr 2006, 00:29

Captain Spaulding wrote:
= marios = wrote:
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After seeing the amazing Old Boy, Snarfyguy wrote: :shock: Whoa!


:D Isn´t it?


My DVD rental store has finally got Sympathy For Mr Vengeance so i should be watching that in a few days time. :D


Oh, good, that one is excellent too. Do let us know.


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Entirely by coincidence, I watched Sympathy for Mr Vengeance this afternoon. I enjoyed it a great deal, maybe even more so than Oldboy.

One criticism would be that the subtitles weren't up to much, in that there was a lot of stuff going on in text on the screen: notices, computer screens, notes, letters etc that weren't translated in the subtitles, so quite a lot of the time you had to do a bit of detective work to figure out what was going on.

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Postby Django » 07 Apr 2006, 00:31

Rolo Tomassi wrote:
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Rolo Tomassi wrote:Next up The Sure Thing....

Ah, still my favorite Cusack movie.


I haven't seen that for nearly 20 years either. I can remember the plot and the fact that i liked it a lot and that's about it....


One of my favourite lines of all time:

"I'm sorry I'm late........There was this problem.....and I'm late because of it."

An excuse I use on average about twice a week.

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Postby PENK » 07 Apr 2006, 12:28

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Endlessly rewatchable.
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Postby The Write Profile » 07 Apr 2006, 12:33

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Black Books

Endlessly rewatchable.


Spaced aside, it's great to see a comedy that finally made proper use of Bill Bailey's talents. He took his time, didn't he? Certainly his brilliant stageshows' mix of esoteric surrealism and oddly childlike naivite is pretty difficult to translate to screen (as witnessed in his first attempt at a sketch show), but I think that show really 'got' the point of him. Manni was a great character for him, I love the episode with Fran's blind piano teacher (cue: Manni stuck inside the grand piano tapping the keys with spoons).

Another nice feature of the show is its wilful contempt for humanity, in a very nice, friendly way of course. I mean, we'd all like to be like Bernard once in a while, wouldn't we?

Essentially though it's Father Ted in a bookstore in terms of its dynamics- unsurprising, considering the people behind it. Great, great show, each season was as good as the last. I've got the 3-Disc "complete set," scarcely a duff moment in it.
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Postby Toby » 07 Apr 2006, 12:43

The episode in the 3rd series with Simon Pegg as the manic bookshop manager is magnificent.

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Postby The Write Profile » 07 Apr 2006, 12:50

Bleep wrote:The episode in the 3rd series with Simon Pegg as the manic bookshop manager is magnificent.


:D
There's a lot of overlap between Spaced and Black Books isn't there? To be honest, although Spaced is far more unconventional, I prefer Black Books- it doesn't seem to be trying so hard, and so is more consistent overall.
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Postby PENK » 07 Apr 2006, 12:54

Bleep wrote:The episode in the 3rd series with Simon Pegg as the manic bookshop manager is magnificent.


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Postby Uncle Spellbinder » 07 Apr 2006, 13:00

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Excellent film. Rather disturbing view of prejudice and racism in America.
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Postby PENK » 07 Apr 2006, 13:05

The Right Scarfie Profile wrote:
Penk is the Drug wrote:
Black Books

Endlessly rewatchable.


Spaced aside, it's great to see a comedy that finally made proper use of Bill Bailey's talents. He took his time, didn't he? Certainly his brilliant stageshows' mix of esoteric surrealism and oddly childlike naivite is pretty difficult to translate to screen (as witnessed in his first attempt at a sketch show), but I think that show really 'got' the point of him. Manni was a great character for him, I love the episode with Fran's blind piano teacher (cue: Manni stuck inside the grand piano tapping the keys with spoons).

Another nice feature of the show is its wilful contempt for humanity, in a very nice, friendly way of course. I mean, we'd all like to be like Bernard once in a while, wouldn't we?

Essentially though it's Father Ted in a bookstore in terms of its dynamics- unsurprising, considering the people behind it. Great, great show, each season was as good as the last. I've got the 3-Disc "complete set," scarcely a duff moment in it.


It's great to have a comedy like that where, as you say, each series is just as good as the others - even now I can't think of what my favourite episode would be, because there are so many: Bernard and Manny creating a new kind of wine, Manny overdosing on The Sweeney, the childrens' book fiasco, the carnivorous sofa, Manny's brief foray into beard porn...
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Postby Tactful Cactus » 07 Apr 2006, 15:33

The Three Buriels of Eric Estrada.

Very good film, I thought. Sort of like an American road movie where one guy finds himself.
Tommy Lee Jones was brilliant. Its all in the eyes really, he didnt have to say a word.

I missed the first ten minutes though, so the ending made a little less sense than ir probably should have.

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Postby Maxwell's Golden Pickaxe » 07 Apr 2006, 15:51

Tactful Cactus wrote:The Three Buriels of Eric Estrada.

Very good film, I thought. Sort of like an American road movie where one guy finds himself.
Tommy Lee Jones was brilliant. Its all in the eyes really, he didnt have to say a word.

I missed the first ten minutes though, so the ending made a little less sense than ir probably should have.


:lol:

Yeah, i thought it was great too.

you didn't really miss much in the first 10 minutes, it wasn't exactly a straight chronological narrative.

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Postby The Slider » 07 Apr 2006, 17:43

The Sopranos - Episode 1 of the 6th Season.

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(Trailer here)

It doesn't exactly flag, does it?
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Postby marios » 08 Apr 2006, 07:28

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Influenced by David Lynch and Jacob's Ladder, no doubt.

The director also did Monster's Ball and Finding Neverland, two films i didn't like, but i think i liked this one. I wanna see his first film (Everything Put Together) now. The writer also worked on The 25th Hour, the Spike Lee film, which i kinda liked.

The cast was good, but i'd prefer someone else playing the role of Sam. Ewan McGregor just seemed a bit out of place to me.

Great use of Massive Attack's Angel in one scene of the film. And parts of The Guess Who's These Eyes playing in the background during some key scenes...chillingly haunting.

It's one of those films that either stay with you for a while after you've seen them or you instantly dismiss them as crap and move on. It was a case of the former for me.

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Postby My name is Spaulding » 08 Apr 2006, 21:54

A bit of Spanish "indie" cinema, and very nice it was too:

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Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Apr 2006, 13:33

Sod the football and the golf (although my £2.50 each way on Tim Clark at 50/1 is looking pretty cool now... 8-) ), I'm watching this:

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on Sky. The best animated film I've seen - magnificent.
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Postby Tactful Cactus » 10 Apr 2006, 09:46

Inside Man.

It was Ok, pretty good. Not a typical bank heist movie, though it did sort of start out that way. Anyone else getting a bit tired of Denzel Washington? He's a great actor, of course, but he really can't go beyond that one character (who always seems to have a supermodel wife/girlfriend), can he? Its getting a bity old. Jodie Foster couldn't really handle the "magnificant cunt" character, but Clive Owen was great, and Christopher Plummer too.

So-so.

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Postby lemon » 10 Apr 2006, 13:07

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Just my sort of film, though Peter Krause was annoyingly underused. And the ending was a little poor.

But good apart from that.

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Postby nathan » 10 Apr 2006, 15:24

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The whole time while watching this I could have sworn I have seen it before. Basically it's Seabiscuit that's been redone using boxing and not horses. I like horses though and Seabiscuit was so much better. It's always fun to play 'Spot The Clint' during a Ron Howard film. It's cute how he always gives his extremely unattractive brother a small role in all of his movies. Grade-A pifflespit, this was.

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This was a neat little movie. Nothing more and certainly nothing less.

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It took me about an hour before I even started caring and then when I finally did it just failed to engage me. And I'm not one to quibble but if you are going to make a movie where a lot of the characters are icons, wouldn't you at least try to get people that look even a tad like who they are portraying? I was getting tired of going 'who is this jackoff?' and then seeing that it said Elvis on his guitar, so I had to pretend it was Elvis. Very distracting and very um, fucking retarded.

And boo hoo, you had an unapproving dad. I wish I had a nickel for every movie... I almost dislike Johnny Cash even more now than I did before seeing this movie. It basically had the same effect on me that that Doors movie had. And they kept playing Hank Williams on the soundtrack too, and I was desparately wishing I was watching a movie about him instead of this douchebag. Or hell, even Waylon Jennings or Merle Haggard would have been more enjoyable. At least they knew they were assholes that got lucky.

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Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Apr 2006, 16:54

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I have a policy: never see movies about boxing.
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