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The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:22 pm
by Black
So there was nothing too interesting on telly today and we decided to watch "The Reader" purchased for a quid somewhere. I had no idea what it was about or what to expect. Thought it was easily the best film I've seen in a while, pretty much spot on throughout and makes your average entertainment film a poor shadow of the medium. Lots of things to think about, reminded me a bit of Bad Timing with Art Garfunkel which I also thought about. Worth watching, maybe pulled a punch in the name of taste.

Re: A good film

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:30 am
by waxer00
Yes I've seen it.Kate winslet is excellent in it,and she acts really well too. :shock:

Re: A good film

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:50 am
by Philshoz
Howsabout a film review thread guys?

Good film there, also enjoyed Revolutionary Road and The Life of David Gale with her.

Re: A good film

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:58 am
by Black
I'll re-title the thread.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:48 am
by Philshoz
Rather than watch Dad's Army, Morecambe and Wise, Lord of the Rings et al over the last two nights we have watched the original 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and the sequel 'The Girl who Played with Fire'........

Both in Swedish with subs, both quite long and both very very good. Good plot with the expected twists and turns. I am really getting into foreign language films, you have to concentrate which helps to keep you awake.... :oops:

This just leaves us with the final film in the Stieg Larsson trilogy 'The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest' which we will watch tonight unless we are drawn innexplicable towards Dad's Army, Superstars, Mamma Mia or The lord of the Rings.................doubtful.

I thank you..........M Kermode......... 8)

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:26 pm
by Black
^^^ Was going to post exactly the same!! Both me & the wife thought they were excellent if a little compllicated and will be watching the final film tonight too.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:12 pm
by Philshoz
Black wrote:^^^ Was going to post exactly the same!! Both me & the wife thought they were excellent if a little compllicated and will be watching the final film tonight too.


Get round here........bring a bottle.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:19 pm
by Black
Philshoz wrote:
Black wrote:^^^ Was going to post exactly the same!! Both me & the wife thought they were excellent if a little compllicated and will be watching the final film tonight too.


Get round here........bring a bottle.

Jumping in my private helicopter as we speak! :-)

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:58 pm
by Kamikaze
Watched "Ted" last night, well worth a watch.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:36 pm
by wigsy
hm, I thought Ted was turd.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:22 pm
by ATTMFKH
Philshoz wrote:
Black wrote:^^^ Was going to post exactly the same!! Both me & the wife thought they were excellent if a little compllicated and will be watching the final film tonight too.


Get round here........bring a bottle.


Are you here for ze swingings :lol: :lol:

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:30 am
by Philshoz
:lol: :wink: .........non merci.

Third part was good, ate too much chocky tho'.............

Moving on to Borgen, Season 1 now, didn't see it first time round.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:50 am
by bakers
old boy - japanese sub title film with an amazing twist.
the hunter - watched this a few nights ago with w.defoe v.good film.
hugo - ok but not my kind of film, no action etc. but visually stunning.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:28 pm
by Philshoz
bakers wrote:old boy - japanese sub title film with an amazing twist.
the hunter - watched this a few nights ago with w.defoe v.good film.
hugo - ok but not my kind of film, no action etc. but visually stunning.


I'll look out for those.

How come you are friends with Defoe? :lol:

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:19 pm
by ATTMFKH
Philshoz wrote:
bakers wrote:old boy - japanese sub title film with an amazing twist.
the hunter - watched this a few nights ago with w.defoe v.good film.
hugo - ok but not my kind of film, no action etc. but visually stunning.


I'll look out for those.

How come you are friends with Defoe? :lol:



this made me laugh too much , still laughing ....................not even funny, still funny :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:23 pm
by bakers
:lol: me and Defoe go way back, good man!

I watched George A. Romeros "Survival of the dead" a few days ago, what a load of rubbish, I cant believe how down hill the dead series of films have gone.

Heres some more good films for you to look out for though...
City of god - subtitled film set in Rio - v.good.
Menace to society.
Tango and cash - classic.
Young guns 1 & 2.
Platoon - just incase you havent seen it yet. my all time favourite with an all star cast including a rather young Defoe.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:16 pm
by Poo Stance
Platoon is god. What a film. Young heads take note.

La Haine was an old French fav of mine.

Tucker and Dale V's Evil is the funniest film I've seen in ages. And I hate teen slasher movies. Watch it, but wear some incontinence pants if you do.

I liked Ted. Even if it was a bit strange in parts.

The Other Guys with Marky Mark in too and Will Ferrel is funny.

Watched Your Highness the other night too. 'Kin hillarious... 'Let the fuckening begin', & 'if your vagina is anything like my hand then it will work just fine'. Fuckening is my new word now.

Old Boy is sick. In both senses of the word. The Japs are one twisted lot when it comes to film making.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:21 pm
by Zac Gibson
as bakers said - city of god, one of the best films i have ever seen, really enjoyed it.

The Departed
The new hobbit flick i enjoyed as well and obviously the 3 lotr films
V for Vendetta
Taken - looks cheesy but reet good
Shooter
bakers wrote:I watched George A. Romeros "Survival of the dead" a few days ago, what a load of rubbish, I cant believe how down hill the dead series of films have gone.


I havent seen survival of the dead but quite enjoyed Diary of the Dead, Land of the dead and dawn of the dead (both new and old)

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:38 pm
by bakers
I havent seen survival of the dead but quite enjoyed Diary of the Dead, Land of the dead and dawn of the dead (both new and old)


I think the film quality has definetly gotten worse as the series goes on. All the new ones are ok but survival of the dead is shockingly bad, dont waste your time with it, its the only film ive ever bought which I turned off half way through.

Apocalypse now
Fear and loathing in las vegas
Battle royal 1 & 2 - japanese subtitled films both worth a watch!
Slamming salmon - Possibly the funniest film you will ever see.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:42 pm
by bakers
South park the movie - bigger longer and uncut.

This films getting a rewatch from me tonight as i recently learnt that when the americans captured sadam hussein they made him watch it on repeat :lol:

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:16 pm
by baggins
Great thread this one - Few to add in to the mix here...

Kenny - great fly on the wall movie of a portaloo maintenance guy - great character - heres the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xfPpTeR_760

The wicker man - go for the original with Edward Woodwood - ignore the remake - why remake something thats so classic? same with the italian job

Fargo - Probably my fave Coen Brother movie

Quadrophenia - have to add this one as its one I and thousands have watched many many times since I first watched it in my early teens

All the best for 2013 everyone

Baggins

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:41 pm
by Poo Stance
Can vouch for city of God too.

If we're doing oldies. The original Time Machine and original Day The Earth Stood Still. I can watch that anything and still enjoy it. Top sci-fi for 1953.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:08 am
by Zac Gibson
bakers wrote:
I havent seen survival of the dead but quite enjoyed Diary of the Dead, Land of the dead and dawn of the dead (both new and old)


I think the film quality has definetly gotten worse as the series goes on. All the new ones are ok but survival of the dead is shockingly bad, dont waste your time with it, its the only film ive ever bought which I turned off half way through.


Yh i think it has gone downhill since the remake of dawn of the dead. Think Romero is putting his name to stuff but the actual filmmakers themselves arent the same quality.

Snyder who made the new dawn of the dead also did The Watchmen that i thought was quality too.
I also enjoyed the battle royal films thought the hunger games was just a tamer version of it but i enjoyed that too.
The clash and the wrath of the titans flms i quite enjoyed as well as the immortals is of a similar ilk.
As for comedy you cant really look further than most Will ferrel films and also enjoyed Superbad.
Sourcecode i thought looked crap and my mate suggested watching it and that was surprisingly good and The Social Network was interesting even if your not that into facebook.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:29 am
by Philshoz
This is now looking like 'my favorite films' so......

^^ City of God

American Beauty.

300

No Country for Old Men.

Ronin.

The Kite Runner.

Bourne.....all of them.

Body of Lies.

Garden State.

Taken...............'I will find you and I will kill you'

Slumdog Millionaire.

In Bruges.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:05 pm
by bakers
Just watched Django Unchained, great film!

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:15 pm
by Chris F
Anyone see Animal Kingdom on Film 4 over holiday? Aussie crime drama, I thought it was really good.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:32 pm
by Philshoz
Chris F wrote:Anyone see Animal Kingdom on Film 4 over holiday? Aussie crime drama, I thought it was really good.


Are you making me go to IMDB for a review Chris?......

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:04 am
by WP101
bakers wrote:Just watched Django Unchained, great film!


same here, watched it last night, best Tarantino ever!! :thumbright:

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:37 am
by Chris F
Philshoz wrote:
Chris F wrote:Anyone see Animal Kingdom on Film 4 over holiday? Aussie crime drama, I thought it was really good.


Are you making me go to IMDB for a review Chris?......


What more do you want me to say? :? It's got Guy Pierce in it, but he only plays a fairly minor part(with a bad moustache). All the other actors are very good, the lad who plays the main role is excellent.

Re: The "good film" review thread!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:25 pm
by Kamikaze
Wacthed "The Grey" over xmas pretty good, made me jump out of my skin more than once, a non ending though which I hate.