seen any good flicks lately?

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11/02/2006 at 00:08
crash was good - Matt dillon and ludicris are fantastic in it.

Kingdom of heaven is underrated,I took along time to get around to seeing it because it got lukewarm reviews. The reviews where wrong - its a great film.
11/02/2006 at 13:33
Wahey! A new film fread!

I'm getting through a lot since we signed up for an online DVD service, and catching up on some of the older films that I've somehow missed. Recent highlights (excluding 'Lost', as it's not a film) include:

La Reine Margot
The Missing
Being John Malkovich

Went to the cinema a couple of weeks back and saw was 'The New World', if I've remembered the title correctly. To cut a long story short, it's 'Pocahontas'. I've seen once Terence Malick film before - 'The Thin Red Line' - so I knew there may be a tendency to linger a bit too long on arty nature shots and to try and to add trite-sounding 'deep and meaningful' voiceovers. Unfortunately, this film lacked the action of his last film and we came out of the cinema feeling flat - put a downer on the whole evening! I've noticed it's already disappeared from our local multiplex...
11/02/2006 at 16:25
I've still to see a film that beats 'The Matrix' trilogy, (sorry I'm a sci fi geek). I saw the third one in the Imax cinema - wow.

I recieved a box set of James Stewart DVDs for Christmas which I am working my way through, they're all classics:

Destry Rides Again (see what the boys in the back room will have....)

Rear Window (great one to watch with a leg injury).

Vertigo (Still disturbing).

Winchester 73 (Not seen yet).

Harvey (ahh!).
11/02/2006 at 18:50
I went to see brokeback mountain the other day - thought it was really good, and different to any other film, and different to how i expected it to be!

jarhead was great, thought it was really well done, and very emotional at some points...

Fun with Dick and Jane - not bad but only if you want to sit and watch a nice 'easy' film... something that doesn't make you think or is just a reason to leave the house and eat popcorn!

Crash - saw this on dvd last night, was quite good, but one of those films you really have to concentrate on cos its all bits and bobs peiced together, and you want to take it all in so when they come together at the end you get it!
11/02/2006 at 18:50
ooh, and saw the trailer for the da vinci code the other day - gonna be a cracker!
11/02/2006 at 19:04
I saw Walk the Line on Thursday and that was really good - much better than I thought it would be.
11/02/2006 at 22:17
Slow-runner - the Matrix trilogy? Really?

The first one was okay but I actually fell asleep watching the last one.

Just watched 'Crusader' on DVD. Not great.
11/02/2006 at 22:18
Flying Haggis - I agree on your Munich comments. Makes you think a bit more about how little us Europeans understand the whole situation and just how futile it seems to try and come up with a solution. Centuries, even millennia of tension, mistrust and hatred. Tricky stuff.

As for the wardrobe - how come in all our family photos of the 70's we all look crap yet on film, everyone looks cool? I'm not being naively conned do you think?

Jim Carey was also very good in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I guess he makes these easy films for the money. Can't blame the chap for that.
12/02/2006 at 10:04
I saw hidden (cache) last week, very good film, can really recommend it. Very clever film, brilliantly acted, and very french (so don't go if you hate french cinema.
12/02/2006 at 13:00
A tearjerker I might just avoid, fond as I am of dogs, and having paid my respects at the resting place of the canine in question: Greyfriars Bobby, released recently (Feb. 10th), apparently nice for kids.
Some of you might remember a version from 1961 which gets shown on TV occasionally.

The official Greyfriars Bobby website

No, I am not in morbid mode, I just thought of it!! :)
12/02/2006 at 20:26
yep i did enjoy eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, although thought kate winslet was the real star.

Carrey was solid but had a tendency to confuse looking mournful for acting.

but yeah, cannot reeelly blame for cashing in on the goofy roles.

just wish some actors would make more effort.

Clooney is an exampe of an actor/director who does try.

with Solaris, O Brother, Confessions of a dangerous mind et al, he is not merely relying on his fame and looks to get easy money-spinning parts.

he is genuinely trying to stretch himself, and cannot wait for the Mcarthy movie Good Night and Good Luck it looks fab.

p.s. cannot wait for greyfriars bobby!! (one of my fave pubs in edinburgh too)
13/02/2006 at 23:32
just went to see heath ledger's bobby

Doh! thats another movie sorry (blush)

greyfriars bobby - 13/02/06

ok cards on the table time, i cried four times, laughed six and cringed a couple.

a ground-breaking movie? no. cheesy? definitely. but then how do you make a greyfriars bobby film without it being cheesy?

That said, much like the Lassie film from earlier in the year, it was enjoyable, good-hearted and largely impossible to dislike.

the actors, James Cosmo im particular, give unshow and honest performances and this is a downplayed and rousing interpretation of one of my favourite scottish stories.

the wee boy was a bit annoying though.


14/02/2006 at 09:46
Watched Memoirs of a Geisha last night.

I loved the book and have read it sooo many times, but the film is rather bland. Too much emphasis on the artsy stuff and not enough on the story line.

By the end of it your willing the film to just end.

14/02/2006 at 10:20
it's odd was really excited about this movie when i heard it was being made.

but the more i hear about it (from people like Lawro) the more i just cannae be bothered.
14/02/2006 at 10:52
Seeing as this is a running website, I just wanted to point you all towards a Korean film called 'Marathon' (alternatively titled 'Running Boy'). I was watching it on a flight a couple of weeks ago, but agonisingly (just as the plot was really unfolding) didn't get to the end before the plane landed. Am now waiting for the film to be sent to me.

It's a drama based on a true story about an autistic youth who (surprise surprise) trains to run a marathon. However, the real issue is the effects of autism on a Korean family.

The film won 6 awards in the Korean Daejong Film Festival last year including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best First Time Director and Best Screenplay.

If you are interested, sells different versions of it (vcds and dvds for different regions)
14/02/2006 at 10:54
sweeet achy, havin a wee peek on that website now...there aren't a massive amount of great runnin fillums about so ta for the tip-off.

14/02/2006 at 10:59
I enjoyed Memoirs up till when the Americans landed. Let's hope for more period Japanese stuff.

As for lately, 'The Ice Harvest' is worth a look if you're in any way an appreciater of John Cusack's (almost) laconic style. 'Seven Swords': if you're into period Chinese kungfu movies. Also watched 'Batman Begins' on DVD the other day and would recommend (sp?).
14/02/2006 at 11:09
haggis - not truly about running as I mentioned, but there is a coach who trains the lad up, so there are some elements

oh yeah - martial arts movies - 'Tom Yum Goong' - useless plot, the worst English I've ever heard, but awesome action scenes. Star the Thai actor Tony Jaa. You can see him in 'Ong Bak' as well
14/02/2006 at 11:15
valentine day resolution:


sorry achy
14/02/2006 at 11:21

still nice to see a film that includes someone with a love of running. You still see him training, and running several races.
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