seen any good flicks lately?

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05/11/2012 at 11:49

i liked the fact that Craig's Bond is more human and disenchanted, but i disliked the fact that he isn't in any way handsome, suave, sophisticated. he is more mitchell brother than international spy.

good villain though.

05/11/2012 at 11:49

bos1 - i think you should move house. this movie is that good.

06/11/2012 at 09:32

Daniel Craig not handsome???? Ok, he's craggy, but he's got sex appeal in spades!!

06/11/2012 at 11:43

tons of sex appeal. tons but about as handsome as mike tindall.

i don't want a mark on my james bonds. and I certainly don't want them with cauliflower ears and a crap profile.

He's a great actor, but hopelessly miscast as bond. skyfall is quite good anyway though, mainly because he is pretty much sidelined in favour of judi dench and javier bardem.

07/11/2012 at 09:20

Ah, Javier Bardem - now there's a sexy actor - drool!

07/11/2012 at 13:28

I watched Godzilla last night, so stupid it was hilarious!

07/11/2012 at 13:51

truly terrible. the only highlight was jean reno moaning constantly about american coffee

07/11/2012 at 17:19

I cracked up when did his elvis impression to the GI, it's exactly the same as mine!

08/11/2012 at 16:55

I watched a half decent road movie on iplayer last night called Octane. Got about half way through then the beeb decided my broadband wasn't up to speed and it gave up on me. And there is no download option (but there is a Download Options dropdown list  )

"While on a late-night road trip home, a mother (Madeleine Stowe) must save her 15-year-old daughter from initiation into a bizarre cult obsessed with blood-letting and cars. (R)"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b008fdb2/Octane/

12/11/2012 at 10:30

Has anyone watched Bicycle Thieves? Saw it on DVD last night - it's a very slight story, but the emotional impact of it is huge!

Cheerful Dave    pirate
13/11/2012 at 14:02
xine267 wrote (see)

I saw the new Bond film yesterday, I think the franchise is back on form after Quantum of Solace. Javier Bardem was brilliant as the baddie. I've heard a lot of people comparing him to Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight Rises (there is a bit that reminds me of the Joker's disappearing pencil trick) and I can see where the comparison comes from. Instead of being a generic stock Bond baddie, you get the idea that there isn't very much seperating him and Bond at all.

I liked Daniel Craig's more human, disenchanted and realistic Bond in this one and Naomie Harris as badass Moneypenny - amazing! Also enjoyed Ben Whishaw's performance as Q - I'd forgotten how good he is, I think I'll have to rewatch Perfume this week.

Saw it at the weekend and couldn't disagree more.  Way too many plot holes for my liking, it made the old Spooks TV show look realistic, which is saying something.  Too many tired movie cliches (a list with every agent on it?  Did they not see Mission Impossible?  The bad guy is 'caught' only to escape through pre-planning?  There's your Dark Knight moment right there).  And when Javier Bardem appeared I thought they'd switched reels to a David Walliams sketch on Little Britain. Very disappointing.

13/11/2012 at 17:25

and the ending is a bit 'home alone'.

 

anyway, who'd have thought ben affleck would become a really good director?

 

14/11/2012 at 10:37
Squawk wrote (see)

Has anyone watched Bicycle Thieves? Saw it on DVD last night - it's a very slight story, but the emotional impact of it is huge!

haven't seen it but is on my 'to see' list as I have seen plenty of favourable mentions

14/11/2012 at 10:58

Beasts of the Southern Wild, perhaps not a film that I would move house in order to see, but it is a film that is worth travelling a long distance in a motorised bathtub across a flooded landscape. Not that I have a bathtub, or a flooded landscape.

One of these films that when it's over, it seems to only have been on for about five minutes. Definitely worth the entrance money. And probably also worth a second viewing.

Edited: 14/11/2012 at 11:11
14/11/2012 at 11:02

hurrah. I Beasted my pop corn

Beast It!

14/11/2012 at 11:17

beast the pop corn today because tomorrow, the pop corn will beast you

17/11/2012 at 09:16

Went to see "Barbara" on Thursday night. It's a German film set before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and is possibly one of the slowest films I have ever seen, which is the reason, I suppose, why a couple of people left midway! Having said that, the atmosphere and cinematography is great.

17/11/2012 at 10:37
Last nights Lovefilm offering was "Carnage" a four person ensemble piece directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jodie Foster, Kate Wislett, John C Reilly and Christoph Waltz. The premise is very slight, two very civilised New York couples meet to discuss an act of playground violence between their children. Starting from a reasonable middle class desire to resolve the matter, a series of events and an excess of alcohol lead the couple to reveal their much less civilised inner selves. It's based on a stage play, and Polanski wisely makes no attempt to open it out, so it remains a very tight, well written and brilliantly acted four hander.

The obvious comparisons that spring to mind are with "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf" and "Abigail's Party", though that doesn't quite do it justice, though the revelations and the vitriol of the conversations are similar in nature to Burton and Taylor in full flow, whilst some of the middle class attitudes are as cringe worthy as those in "Abigail's Party". Carnage, like these films is very very funny, but the humour derives from the attitudes and shifting relations between the four charactors rather than the wit of the script.
Edited: 17/11/2012 at 10:38
17/11/2012 at 22:24
Tonight's watch was an off the shelf effort "Dave", directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters etc), starring Kevin Kline, Signourey Weaver, Frank Langella (brilliant as always) and Charles Grodin, Ben Kingsley and lots of American politicians playing themselves.

Dave (Kline) is an American president lookalike, who as a result of a series of quirks of fate ends up doing the job for real. As with such movies he makes a much better fist of the job than the incumbent. It's full of "Hollywood" moments - feel good stuff and doing the right thing designed to make you engage with how American politics should be. Of course we know the world isn't like that, but it's still an enjoyable experience anyway.

It's a worthwhile take on Aaron Sorkin's West Wing and his ""pilot" for that, "The American President". It doesn't break any new ground, but it's still enjoyable nevertheless, and it's designed to get you voting Democrat.

This is followed up by another American feel good movie "Doc Hollywood" a paeon to small town American, a place that never really existed but is emotive enough to pursuade you that it really did.

Both movies are rather "Kapra-esque" really.....can't believe I just wrote that!!
Edited: 17/11/2012 at 22:25
20/11/2012 at 18:16

Poor ending to that French film last night "Hidden".

Good film, spoilt by bad ending.

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