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by jonbly
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
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...the R1 disc came and we sat and watched it. Thing is, we watched it on my parents' R2 DVD player and it played fine. Why was that, when it's a different region coding? What's supposed to happen when you put an R1 in an R2? Nothing! Well, maybe an error message... What brand is the player? If it'...
by jonbly
Thu May 24, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1429029

...that annoying photographic technique of fast shutter speeds which eliminates motion blur and brings every frame up crisp and sharp - it's been favoured since the opening reel of Saving Private Ryan and it's fine for bringing out detail in each individual frame but it doesn't flow as a moving ima...
by jonbly
Mon May 21, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
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28 Weeks Later... All the good stuff was in the trailer, which diminished the impact of the movie. Gratuitous wobble-cam gives jonbly a headache. It's not big, and it's not clever. Helicopters can't be used as zombie-mowers. Well, maybe if you're making Shaun of the Dead 2 (aka Hot Dead Fuzz)... The...
by jonbly
Thu May 10, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
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VictorCrowley wrote:Perfect Blue (1998)... a thriller/slasher anime from Japan.
jonbly liked that one too. There's also a live-action version, which (as commonly happens in Japan) has a somewhat different plot but the same characters and setting.
by jonbly
Thu May 03, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
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Caught Straightheads before the spiderdude pushes all the little guys out of the multiplexes. Pretty good... both the main characters were real people rather than cardboard cut-outs. Superior acting all round, in fact. jonbly isn't sure that Danny Dyer was the right person for that role - he seems t...
by jonbly
Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
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Sunshine... if you were designing a spaceship to fly into the Sun, would you put a window in the front? And far too much of the plot was copied from Event Horizon...
by jonbly
Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
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mark wrote:...the IMAX near waterloo...
If possible, sit near the back... the front seats are way too close to the screen (it's particularly bad for 3D movies).
by jonbly
Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
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I think the two stories - the childlike fantasy and the Spanish civil war movie - fitted together much better and the whole thing was more emotionally satisfying. I don't know why I didn't get this from the movie first time... jonbly would guess that the way the movie's been promoted is part of the...
by jonbly
Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
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lupogirl wrote:...Superman Returns. Saw this at the IMAX with 20 minutes of it in 3D.
Same here. But, sat in row C (someone else booked) and the 3D just didn't work... we were too close to the screen. Even the 2D was pretty compromised. So... sit towards the back.