I don't think SB had much competition for the award MooMoo. That said, I've not seen The Last Station for which Helen Mirren had been nominated but I think SB was very lucky.
I didn't think much of TBS. It was one movie I'm glad came to me by torrent.
On the Plane
I know a lot of people like this film...but RD Jnr really spolit it for me with his cod, arch accent. Can't they get someone who can talk proper? 5/10.
Up in The Air
well, i was on a plane... I switched it off after 10 minutes - at the bit where Gorgeous George starts chatting another business travellin lady in the bar. Too smug, too smirky. DNF.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Gawd why did I bother? Bland bland Yank sub Harry Potter rubbish with as much sense of threat and menace as an episode of Rainbow. Steve Coogan and Seen Been need to sack their agents. 3/10.
Reasonable, with a good performance by Leonardo di Caprio.The last 10 minutes were a bit of a letdown. Might have been better in the cinema than on an 8by 10 seatback screen... 6/10
Thought this thread was worthy of a good boinging.
Can you believe I've never seen Casino? Started watching it on DVD last night but needed and early night so to be continued.
Took the kids to see the new Shrek on Saturday (SVTing 2's first cinema trip). It was an improvement on the last one but I don't think any of them have beaten the first film. That was fresh when it came out, with some great in-jokes and completely unexpected you-can't-do-that-in-a-kid's-cartoon-film moments. This last one was possibly trying to be more grown up in its themes but ti meant there weren't so many LOL moments for the kids.
I've been having a bit of a horror-fest lately. Strangely, with a disease theme...
By the numbers apocalyptic disease story about a group of 'teenagers' (according to the blurb - the youngest looks about 25 ) looking for somewhere safe to set up home after most of the world's population are killed by a very contagious virus. Yawn.
French movie about a virus that turns people into bloodthirsty monsters (think 28 Days Later but with subtitles). The story follows a doctor and her infected husband as they hide out, with hubby slowly undergoing the transformation into a 'mutant'. Not bad, but the subtitles kind of break the magic
One of the worst films I've ever seen. Unbelievable tosh. It's about the 'Reaper Virus' (bad start when they show you bacteria multiplying...) that erupts in Scotland. The entire country is quarantined by the military with no-one going in, and no one coming out. Those inside are left to fend for themselves/die. Twenty-odd years later, the virus breaks out in London. A 'crack team' of military folk (including tough-bitch woman, token black man, and geeky scientist man) go into Scotland to find the doctor who had been working on the cure. Once in, they find the survivors have split into two camps - Mad Max style leather clad cannibals, and Lord of the Rings stylee 'we have been chosen' back to earth nutters. All in all, absolute drivel.
Next on the play list is Romero's original 'The Crazies'
As a long time lurker but rather lacksadaisical film goes, I feel I ought to contribute
Wild TargetBill Nighy plays a straight laced assassin who is assigned a new target Rose (Emily Blunt). First film I've seen in ages. Very enlish luvvie heavy (took me ages to spot Gregor Fisher not playing Rab C Nesbitt) but quite lightweight- shades of 4 weddings and a funeral meets lock stock and 2 smoking barrels. No great plot surprises but a pleasant way of spending a couple of hours
Doomsday is bad Sarah, but tough-bitch was dead saucy
I like the sound of that FF. I'll see if they've got it at the library.
Just for you then, BDB
Wild Target has only just been at the cinema, so it won't be out on DVD for a while yet.
I got the DVD of The Boys From Brazil out of the library yesterday. It's one of those films that I always think I should have watched, but haven't.
Thanks Sarah - hubba hubba.
Boys from Brazil - great film.
Saw The Secret in Their Eyes last night, an Argentinian film, I think billed as a thriller but it's so much more than that. A lovely, well-shot, subtle, slow burner with great character interaction. I almost wish I hadn't see it, so I could watch it again. Fab.
Spooky Parky. I was just thinking about this thread as we saw Winter's Bone last night and I've got Secret in their Eyes and A Prophet on the 'to see list.' Winter's Bone is set in the mid-west and is about a 17 year old girl played by Jennifer Lawrence whose meth-addicted father has put the family home up as his bond for bail and has now disappeared. Jennifer is our eyes and ears into a rather bleak corner of the world as she goes from door to door trying to resolve the mystery of where her father is, if indeed he is still alive. I found the movie a bit slow in places but I don't have the best attention span at times. I really enjoyed the soundtrack (very different to normal) and some excellent cinematography too.
The film is based on a novel which I'd not realised beforehand as it's the kind of film I'd see after reading the book (if it's as good) but would prefer to read the book before seeing the film.
I also saw Tamara Drew t'other week. I'd expected a black comedy and was pretty disappointed with it. Not exciting or on my list of recommendations.
I loved A Prophet Ninja - for me a v complete film.
Saw a trailer for Winter's Bone when I went to see Tamara Drewe (after we couldn't get into The Secret at the first attempt). Not sure if I'll see it.
I thought Tamara Drewe was watchable bubblegum. That's all.
Just a heads up that Bicycle Thieves is showing at the Barbican next month. If you haven't seen it (and can get to the most difficult place in the world to get to), then go. You won't regret it.
I'm going to see Made in Dagenham tomorrow. Will report back.
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