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by The Soapmaker
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 49147

halloweengirl wrote:I think Mirrors should be on a comedy double-bill with the remake of The Wickerman.
You're so right.

But now you're making me want to waste money buying them both on DVD...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Martyrs
Replies: 104
Views: 83824

I personally just enjoyed the severity of it and the fact there was no let up in the aggression That's what made it boring for me (at least for most of the middle part of the film)... but a film must have some value if it provokes so many different reactions and responses. I must say, good comment ...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Eden Lake
Replies: 57
Views: 51420

I'm still struggling with this concept of Eden Lake as a right-wing, middle-class, Daily Mail, etc movie which portrays an "entire class" in a negative light. We see a few arsey teenagers and their immediate families. They're not very nice people - so f***ing what ?? Who's to say they are even "work...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Strangers
Replies: 46
Views: 42205

"Strangers" became Rogue’s first breakout hit, and the genre division of Focus Features is approaching the sequel as a franchise that could have the legs of "Saw" or "Scream." Oh god, I think I'm going to be sick. "Yeah, great film, let's fuck it up by making a string of increasingly weak and tedio...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Eden Lake
Replies: 57
Views: 51420

I don't really understand why having a few gobby chavs in a movie has provoked such a big debate. Why is that demonstrative of a "right-leaning agenda"? If you watch any drama featuring businessmen, senior police officers or politicians, they are almost without exception portrayed as corrupt, self-s...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Disappeared
Replies: 23
Views: 22535

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: 45073

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: 49147

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: 49147

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: 83824

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: 42205

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: 35872

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: 22535

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: 44795

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: 44795

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...