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Post by Grindhouse » Sat May 09, 2009 9:52 pm

Wot no Star Trek posts?im going on Monday to see it,and use up some free tickets but its been a struggle to hold out this long.
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Post by Hello Doris! » Sat May 09, 2009 10:40 pm

I hated it, but Mr O nearly wet his pants in joy over it. I will let him give the review rather then me just saying it shit.
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Post by lupogirl » Sun May 10, 2009 5:47 pm

Saw Star Trek yesterday. Rather enjoyed it but did have a rather confusing story. Both Spock and Dr McCoy characters were spot on. At times I found it quite moving and other time amusing. There were at least two things in the film I thought"no way" concerning one of the main characters.
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Post by mamawaldi » Sun May 10, 2009 8:22 pm

Well, Ben 'Chariots of Fire' Cross apparently pops up in Star Trek, but I've just finished watching him in another sci-fi spectacular...Species 4.
I guess he must have changed his agent between films !

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Post by maxmum » Mon May 11, 2009 10:05 am

Watched Star Trek

Loved it!
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Post by Alex J » Mon May 11, 2009 1:30 pm

Watched 3 films recently:

The Mist has a host of familiar faces with some effective setpieces and sequences. The religious undercurrent also adds to this "supernatural" chiller which displays more intelligence than the average horror moive. A great ending too. 8 / 10

Boogeyman 3 is a so-so entry in the franchise that includes a few actors from British soaps in the cast. A couple of effective sequences in an otherwise slightly slow supernatural horror that doesn't deliver what could've been a memorable ending. 6 / 10

Vacancy 2 is a prequel to the first film in the series that tells more about the background of how it all began. There are a few tense scenes (although probably none that match the original) and it is a serviceable enough effort. Some aspects of the ending were also a little different to expected. 7 / 10
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Post by Grindhouse » Tue May 12, 2009 1:59 am

Outlander 2 weeks ago i tried to see this and it never arrived at the cinema,now its on region 1 :D .Buit is it any good?
well its easy to dismiss it as tosh,but its a lot better,than some reviews would give it credit for,Predator meets Beowulf but also along the lines of the 13th warrior maybe,but the story arc changes and i started to side with the morwen,which is well done and has similarities to the kathoga from the relic as well as some to roland emerichs,Godzilla,coming from tatopoulos studios thats where the similarities arrive,a distinct cut above a lot of movies out there,with good cgi too,well worth watching.
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Post by Grindhouse » Wed May 13, 2009 5:57 am

The Changeling not since the days of the old video label VTC had i seen this pretty good ghost story starring george c scott.
Deadwood which not being the best of debuts isnt bad,and certainly better than Tooth & Nail,which for me set a new low,influenced by the evil dead, & blair witch but not enough to make it really scary the pacings too slow and by the time anything kicks off,the running time is getting low,still a few nice effects make this alright,but not worth buying,and FF get a mention in the producers thankyou's.
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Post by Grindhouse » Thu May 14, 2009 10:48 am

Salo arrived on bluray off my rental list,having seen this once thats enough,but the 2nd disc does have some interesting Xtras,but the film is not a film i want to watch again or own.
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Post by Bearded Avenger » Thu May 14, 2009 12:39 pm

This returing of 3D glasses? Do the cinemas dissiinfect them? Or is there going to be a plague of eye diseases?

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Post by Hello Doris! » Thu May 14, 2009 1:29 pm

Bearded Avenger wrote:This returing of 3D glasses? Do the cinemas dissiinfect them? Or is there going to be a plague of eye diseases?
The ones we have at work can be put in a dishwasher and cleaned about 1000 times. I would assume (and hope!) they send them off to do it.
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Post by PeterPan » Thu May 14, 2009 4:20 pm

Well just watched Martyrs and it was an experience. Brilliantly made film. Have to give major respect to the writer, director and actors. There is a major sense of evil pervading the movie. However it wasn't as disturbing as I thought, just extremely nihilistic. Irreversible still stands as the most disturbing movie I have ever seen.
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Post by PeterPan » Thu May 14, 2009 7:48 pm

Day off work today, so I also watched 'The Girl Next Door' wish I'de chosen something a bit lighter. Martys and this was a very dark double header. Good film a little rushed in places but good God I feel depressed now!
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Post by streetrw » Fri May 15, 2009 9:06 am

ANGELS AND DEMONS SPOILERS

Having refreshed my memories of the humourless and self-important The Da Vinci Code the other night (thanks to Channel Five: I'd forgotten how dull it was) I imagined that Howard and Hanks had taken the criticisms on board for Angels & Demons. Er, no they haven't. It's still a case of running into rooms, looking at old things, muttering historical trivia, coming to flashes of realisation and running out again.

This time it's a frankly unbelievable whodunnit in the Se7en vein as someone has abducted four top Catholic cardinals at the time when the Vatican is deciding the new pope and is bumping them off in significant fashions before planning to set a bomb off and destroy the seat of Catholicism with some antimatter generated by the Large Hadron Collider. (First I heard of antimatter was in Dr Who and the Planet of Evil, early on in the Tom Baker years.) It is of course absolute nonsense; it doesn't make sense and as in a lot of these movies, the blatantly obvious mystery villain seems to have control over largely unpredictable events. There are a few laughs at the stupidity of it all but that's all it has going for it. Not recommended.
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Post by Grindhouse » Mon May 18, 2009 12:54 pm

Martyrs revisited, i received this last week,and it was with much dread as well as excitement i watched it,the further on it went,the more i dreaded what was coming,maybe its because i knew what lay ahead made it worse for me,but second time around i found it not easy viewing at all,but equally as powerful and thought provoking.
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