seen any good flicks lately?

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01/11/2011 at 14:55
I've read 'Ghostwriter' SVT and thought it was a bit dull and I've not seen the film as a consequence. Nice review

Red Squirrel - I feel I know you I agree 'Red Road' is a very good film... it regularly does the 'art-houses' around the country as a 'requested' repeat. I saw it in Newcastle at the Tyneside two years ago and it was virtually a full house.
01/11/2011 at 14:56
LN - I unexpectedly liked true grit!
01/11/2011 at 15:13

I really enjoyed True Grit, right up to the last 2 minutes.  what an odd ending.

And I loved Tintin after not thinking I would

01/11/2011 at 15:24
Also saw 'The Reef'. Imagine 'Open Water', but Australian, and with five people in peril instead of two. Based  on a true story, and I won't tell you how many survive. Okay, but nothing that wasn't done at least as well in 'Open Water'.
01/11/2011 at 15:43

Hello Ninja and Corinth

I feel more comfortable in my new identity because I truly am a squirrelly sort of girl, always red and never the grey invader.

I saw Animal Kingdom at a friend's.  Disappointing and depressing to no purpose.  First Aussie film I've not liked.  I usually like the dark feel a lot of Australian directors inject into their productions. 

Talking of Aus films, have people on here seen Picnic at Hanging Rock?  The word atmospheric was made for that slice of celluloid ...

01/11/2011 at 16:02

But RS doesn't sound as nice as Parky for a nickname. Squirelly is too long to type. I'm sure I'll adjust though   had to see PAHR years ago but barely remember it now. 

In my recent movie binge, I also saw 127 hours - no surprises as I knew the ending but still very watchable, and Another Year - A film seen with a fluffy film loving friend. The film didn't work for me. I just wanted to shake one of the main characters, Mary. It was certainly true to life but bored me. 

Edited: 01/11/2011 at 16:02
01/11/2011 at 16:38

I know what you're saying Ninja but I was having an identity crisis.  I can't even remember your previous name, although I do remember you had a change.

01/11/2011 at 16:46

I'm just playing with you but for the record, my previous nickname was abbreviated to LE so still easy to pronounce  

03/11/2011 at 08:50
Yep - I've seen 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' it is very atmospheric and very good.
03/11/2011 at 09:56
BTW - If anyone can get up (or down) to Newcastle on a Tuesday or a Thursday over the next 6 weeks the 'Magical Monument Movies' will be showing free films outdoors at Grey's monument... noon, 3pm and 5.30pm start times.

Lots of Xmas movies from 'White Christmas' to 'Scrooge' - but also classics like 'Singing in the Rain' to 'The lady Killers'

I'll be there most Thursdays and if anyone fancies meeting up and a pint after drop me a PM
Edited: 03/11/2011 at 09:57
03/11/2011 at 10:13
Sounds good, but possibly a little too far...
03/11/2011 at 11:06
Recently watched...

Bad Teacher - 7/10
Beginners - 8/10
Cowboys vs Aliens - 7/10
Green Lantern - 5/10
Limitless - 7/10
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 8/10 (I was surprised)
Super 8 - 6/8
Thor - 8/10
Transformers 3 - 1/10 (That blonde piece is fekkin' awful)
True Grit - 8/10
X-Men: First Class: 6/10
08/11/2011 at 07:36

Recently watched..

Zulu 10/10

Unstoppable 5/10

Friday the 13th (Remake) 2/10

La Haine 8/10

08/11/2011 at 09:23

Recent films were:

synecdoche new york - Very confused by the end but get the feeling that was the point?

Finally watched Avatar which I enjoyed

Intermanaut - good list of films!

08/11/2011 at 16:05

Hi everyone (tentatively dipping toe in water). I'm new here, so hope you don't mind me posting here?

I'm off to see Tin Tin tonight, which will be quite a change to the previous film I saw last week which was "Drive". It was a good film but I nearly ended up under my seat when the 'hero' killed a baddie by stamping on his head!

09/11/2011 at 11:14
Hi Sqwark - I hardly ever post on here but I just popped in and watched the trailer for Margin Call - does look good!
Edited: 09/11/2011 at 11:15
09/11/2011 at 12:43
Sucker Punch - 7/10. Visually stunning, helped along by some really tidy crumpet dressed in rather skimpy gear. It's fantastical and super-hero-esque, but it's enjoyable. The music, sounds, and visual effects are first-rate.
25/11/2011 at 09:21

This thread seems to have been abandoned, so in the hope of reviving it I'm reporting that I saw "Wuthering Heights" last night. Gritty, realistic, extraordinary. Lots of tramping around in the mud and rain. No music at all until the end titles. Graphic scene of a sheep being killed, and nasty things done to dogs. I wonder what Emily Bronte would have made of it.

Did I enjoy it? Hard to say really as I'm not sure that it is the sort of film that you are supposed to 'enjoy', but it WAS  gripping in a bleak, grim sort of way!!

25/11/2011 at 09:43

Morning Sqwark,

this thread seems to blow hot and cold so don't worry too much about there being no recent postings.  I'll add WH to the 'must see at some point' list, I struggled a bit with the book, so it will be interesting to see which bits make it to the screen.

Caught up with a couple of superhero 'brain in neutral' films last weekend, like Intermanaut I rated X-men as better than Green Lantern but both far inferior to Thor.

25/11/2011 at 14:20
I'm off to see Wuthering Heights tonight and am taking an emergency flask of single malt... just in case.

I saw 'Snowtown' last week

It's a film thats based on the true story of 90s serial killer John Bunting, its an absolute masterclass in how to make a good film on a restricted budget

The film is about a guy called Jamie, who is a teenager from a run down area of South Australia called Snowtown. Jamie who is brought up by a single mother along with his brothers. Then one day a smoothie called John enters their lives and he becomes Jamie's mum's lover and an erstwhile father figure to the brothers, especially young Jamie who gets caught up in a web of deceit involving the dodgy doings of South Australian low life - however, this well of nastiness truly runs deep... deeper than it aught to go in some respects.

Snowtown is a hard film to watch at times and best seen through squinted eyes hidden behind fingers - it's rough, it's nasty, it's brutal and it's dirty - but, to me at least, it was compelling

8/10 - don't have nightmares - I did.
Edited: 25/11/2011 at 14:21
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