Aaaargh! Detailed review of The Grey written and posted, then an error message! Short version: daft, mostly enjoyable, not very believable. Effective use of extreme contrasts in audio and visuals from one scene to the next - real blasts of sound and light (especially the plane crash). The trailer promised some ridiculous yet exciting action but the best clip turned out to come right at the end of the film and the ending was ...[censored to protect those who haven't seen it].
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Badly Drawn Bloke wrote (see)I've stumbled across a few German films on the internet, late at night, with Wii-ing in them.I've heard about those sort of films ... golden shower anyone?
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I've stumbled across a few German films on the internet, late at night, with Wii-ing in them.
I'll stick the clear ones from the mains if its all the same.
Finally got around to watching "When Harry Met Sally" last night! Yes, I know it's as old as the hills, and how come it's taken me all this time to see it? But I was married at the time and my ex wasn't interested in film, so somehow it passed me by.
Anyway, the premise is that men and women can't just be friends; that sex always comes into the equation at some point, and I suppose this is sort of true. I'm saying this from the perspective of someone who does have a very close male friend - even though we are just friends, there have been occasional "what if" moments. However, I can't see me walking off into the sunset with my friend as Sally does with Harry!
I love Sally's faked orgasm in the cafe (that's one bit of the film that I HAVE seen popping up here and there!) - oh yes, been there, done that!!!
The Room screened at the wonderful and infamous Prince Charles cinema in Leicester Square. This is one of those films that is so bad its good and has quite rightly risen to cult status. You know when you are in for a "good" bad film when the staring role, director, producer and script writer are all the same person in the title credits. Its a love triangle story with predictable consequences but the acting, dialogue and characters are truely awful, with sex scenes to really make you squirm. The set has numerous pictures of spoons and the done thing is to take plastic spoons to the screening which are thrown to the shout of "spoons!" when one comes into view. Truely mad!
The star/director/producer was actually there tonight for a Q&A session and the worrying thing is he has another film coming out in about 6 months' time. Can't wait.
Saw The Woman in Black at the weekend. There were some genuinely startling moments in it, but the whole experience was spoilt by youngsters squealing and giggling, and rustling their popcorn packets. I usually try to avoid the multiplexes and go to my local arthouse cinema instead, where people actually want to see the film - and you can take a glass of wine or a proper cup of coffee in with you if you want!
I read an article in yesterday's Sunday Times Culture section which seemed to suggest that multiplexes are on the way out. Going by my experience I would say that any cinema goer who wants an enjoyable experience should definitely avoid the multiplexes!
Boing for RS.
I've watched a few but have completely lost any eloquence when I comes to giving an account. May go over a list later in the week.
The Kids Are All Right - A fine example of something not being as good as the sum of all its parts.
Acting - all good.Lesbian marriage - Moore and Bening convincing and never over-the-top.Mark Ruffalo - best acting from him yet IMHO.Teens - acting good again, understated.The look - v light, airy, nice colours (sorry, I'm not very technical) Interaction between everyone - v real, believeable ...
... but it just wasn't a satisfying experience for me.
How to reestablish a vodka empire
Saw this the other night. Its not being widely screened but will be on channel 4 in the autumn. Its rather a charming film but not sure if the aim is to sell the film or to sell the vodka.
re WHMS, apparently in early draft of the script, H did not walk off into the sunset with S. So the orig script more inline with your experience. The WHMS actual ending could be explained as a Hollywood ending.
I dont know if you have seen Manhatten by Woody Allen. Some of the set pieces are similar. (eg Billy Crystal running to the new year party). Worth watching to see how both are celebrations of NewYork.
Anyone seen Midnight In Paris?
yep. some people (me) are so desperate for woody allen to be good again that we wet our pants every time he brings out a film that isn't terrible.
this is one such film.
it was a bit fun, and a bit clever, and a big bit predictable
oscar worthy? naw but worth a look.
re manhattan - its the only film i know that gets better every time i see it. i suppose that's one of the definition of a classic. it's so rich. i now get more of the jokes and references.
i was tricked into seeing a roman polanski film (carnage).
what makes it even worse is that it was the best film ive seen in years
I saw the stage play of Carnage and wasn't keen on seeing the film, but my pal had free tickets.
T'was OK. The mobile man was the best thing I thought. (Richard E Grant played his character in the stage play to great effect. I love Richard E.)
It was something and nothing for me.
Yeah with Woody, I feel some are completely missable but then sometimes he comes up with something really good. I loved Vicky Cristina Barcelona and must admit I haven't seen a lot of his early films such as Purple Rose of Cairo, Annie Hall, Manhattan. Loved Hannah and Her Sisters.
What are your Woody recommendations Dude?
ive a soft spot for his earlier, gag-heavy, slapsticky ones.
try to check out 'Take the Money and Run'. it is just a really funny film. i also quite like crimes and misdemeanours.
so what the fuck was that all about then?
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