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by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Disappeared
Replies: 23
Views: 21703

psychobilly wrote: Is it just me but living in london and theres not always foxes and dogs barking outside my flat? maybe they could tone that down. i think it was their first showing.
There are always foxes making noise around my place, especially in the late spring when the cubs are starting to grow up.
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Let The Right One In
Replies: 50
Views: 43453

Here's a thing. Someone who saw another screening said that the author and director said in Q&A that Eli was a girl. Maybe they were talking about the actress ? He did say quite clearly at Frightfest that the character Eli is actually a boy. Not that it matters much - I'd say "vampire" outweighs "b...
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 47189

dangerous_jamie wrote:
The Soapmaker wrote:jaw-droppingly stupid scenes
Boom. Boom.
Sorry 'bout that. :wink:
by The Soapmaker
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 47189

Ok, so this film wasnt great ... and yes had a few plot holes, but bloody hell people sit back and be entertained OR dont watch it if you think its that crap!! I was really starting to get annoyed with the laughing as I was actually enjoying the film in my own way and thought that amount of laughin...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Martyrs
Replies: 104
Views: 80474

i promise - myself, alan and pascal upon returning to the cinema before the end were greeted by a handful of folks running to the bathrooms. If I was one of those folks, I was only taking the opportunity for a piss because I was bored with the torture scenes.* I didn't hear anyone being sick, but t...
by The Soapmaker
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Strangers
Replies: 46
Views: 40607

I'm glad to see some other people who liked it have appeared in the last few posts! :)
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Broken
Replies: 41
Views: 34506

Re: The Broken

But, thinking about it the following morning, it did occur to me that my verdict would probably have been very different if, say, the cast were Korean and the lovingly-shot cityscapes had been Seoul. I'm fairly sure I would have attributed the apparent lack of logic, plot and motivation to the cult...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Disappeared
Replies: 23
Views: 21703

I wanted to like it, it was well made, quite atmospheric and the lead actor held it all together very well. The grim, strangely quiet estate reminded me a bit of Candyman, or rather Clive Barker's original story. Also of some of Ramsey Campbell's short stories. But ultimately I didn't think the horr...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Death Race
Replies: 53
Views: 43075

Rumbled! :oops: :lol: Come on, even Hitchcock had Topaz . Indeed, and a couple of other duds too. But Bay has Bad Boys , Armageddon , Pearl Harbor , Bad Boys II and Transformers . That's most of his work (unless you include Playboy Video Centerfold: Kerri Kendall , which I'm sure is super, and Lion...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Death Race
Replies: 53
Views: 43075

I've got lots of Criterions - including all the Tati, Clouzot and Fellini stuff, a token bit of Bergman, Antonioni and Godard, quite a few Japanese films and of course one of my all-time favourites, The Spirit of the Beehive . Just bought Bicycle Thieves , Thief of Bagdad , La Jetee and Army of Shad...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Death Race
Replies: 53
Views: 43075

Well, I've got my copy of Quai des Orfevres and I've just bought some more Criterions today, so I'm doing my bit to stop Bay. No Renoir boxsets though.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer
Replies: 35
Views: 31151

voxmortis wrote:Personally I love heavy rock... and as it was a homage to 80's slashers, then it was mandatory ;)
That was the best thing about it! :)
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 47189

jonbly wrote:
The Soapmaker wrote:...a silly Sadako/Samara character.
Um... what? There were some screaming fire victims... is that what you mean?
The gibbering, arm-flapping oh-so-very-evil 12 year old Anna Esseker character. OK, so she didn't crawl out of a TV set.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Death Race
Replies: 53
Views: 43075

Oh, sure. Transformers was a headache in physical form. But the man does have incredible visual panache and his action and when he's firing on creative as opposed to monetary cylinders it's extremely rewarding. His cultural rep doesn't help when discussing him though. A pocket guide to when he's "f...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: INTO THE DARK
Replies: 18
Views: 17531

snippets - some will be in the finished piece some not. the stuff screened is but a couple of percent of the amount of content we have - around 100 interviews covering a lot of ground, most if not all not shown in the footage Good! The reason I asked was that it seemed to jump around from topic to ...