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Post by Goosebumps » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:06 pm

Hello Doris! wrote:

Also casting Cameron Diaz as a mother of three kids the oldest being 15/16 just doesn't work.
She's 36 so it does work age wise. This is the second film version of My Sister's Keeper. The other one a really low budget made of TV job is much better

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Post by Hello Doris! » Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:38 pm

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Hello Doris! wrote:

Also casting Cameron Diaz as a mother of three kids the oldest being 15/16 just doesn't work.
She's 36 so it does work age wise. This is the second film version of My Sister's Keeper. The other one a really low budget made of TV job is much better
age wise it may work, but she doesn't look 36 and the "kids" look at least 20. They do the old short hair trick at the end to show she has ages and time has passed. Very very bad!
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Post by MaxRenn » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:32 pm

Blood: the Last Vampire is absolutely dreadful, a piss-poor westernised version of eastern genre cinema, made by someone who can't direct an action scene to save his life (this film has some of the worst action geography I've ever seen), apparently edited by feeding the footage into a wood chipper, and with CG monsters so awful they belong on a Saturday morning kids tv show on Five.

How did Warner Brother's end up releasing this?

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Post by Wolfshade » Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:37 pm

MaxRenn wrote:Blood: the Last Vampire is absolutely dreadful, a piss-poor westernised version of eastern genre cinema, made by someone who can't direct an action scene to save his life (this film has some of the worst action geography I've ever seen), apparently edited by feeding the footage into a wood chipper, and with CG monsters so awful they belong on a Saturday morning kids tv show on Five.

How did Warner Brother's end up releasing this?
Me and the gf were thinking about seeing that this week.....maybe not now!!

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Post by Hello Doris! » Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:56 pm

Session 9 with David Caruso of CSI Miami fame (sadly without the sunglasses and the tilting of them everytime something is revealed :( ) and Peter Mullan who has been in loads. We were recommend it by someone who said as horror fans we'd love it (mmm don't think they know what horror we like :) ) we in turn lent them the excellent Chaser from last years fest.

Starts off quite slow with the team taking on a job of removing asbestos from a mental hospital, but the cracks soon start to show. Worth a watch on a dull Friday evening, but not wet your pants exciting or scary. It is worth a watch for the voices of Princess, Billy and Simon though.

Its only 4.99 on HMV, or you should be able to get it on LoveFilm or dare I say it download it...

Also watched Nightmare on Elm Street for the first time ever this weekend. Was really impressed with the makeup/SFX for the time. Oh and Johnny Depp - Miaow!
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Post by MaxRenn » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:30 pm

Wolfshade wrote:
MaxRenn wrote:Blood: the Last Vampire is absolutely dreadful, a piss-poor westernised version of eastern genre cinema, made by someone who can't direct an action scene to save his life (this film has some of the worst action geography I've ever seen), apparently edited by feeding the footage into a wood chipper, and with CG monsters so awful they belong on a Saturday morning kids tv show on Five.

How did Warner Brother's end up releasing this?
Me and the gf were thinking about seeing that this week.....maybe not now!!
Seriously avoid, the fact that it was released without any reviews (evan Total Film and Empire failed to run one) speaks for itself. Watch the anime again instead. Blood makes Blade: Trinity look like... um... well Blade.

And they hired Corey Yuen to do the fights, couldn't they have asked him to direct the thing too?

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Post by Grindhouse » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:58 pm

Quarantinea reasonable version of REC padded out a bit longer than the original but not bad.
Cars great movie from Pixar and John Lasseter,funny charming and a joy to watch and on blu ray looks stunning.
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Post by lupogirl » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:20 am

MaxRenn wrote:
Wolfshade wrote:
MaxRenn wrote:Blood: the Last Vampire is absolutely dreadful, a piss-poor westernised version of eastern genre cinema, made by someone who can't direct an action scene to save his life (this film has some of the worst action geography I've ever seen), apparently edited by feeding the footage into a wood chipper, and with CG monsters so awful they belong on a Saturday morning kids tv show on Five.

How did Warner Brother's end up releasing this?
Me and the gf were thinking about seeing that this week.....maybe not now!!
Seriously avoid, the fact that it was released without any reviews (evan Total Film and Empire failed to run one) speaks for itself. Watch the anime again instead. Blood makes Blade: Trinity look like... um... well Blade.

And they hired Corey Yuen to do the fights, couldn't they have asked him to direct the thing too?
Oh gawd! Am planning to seeing tonight. Shame, the trailer looked good!
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Post by MaxRenn » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:20 am

lupogirl wrote:
MaxRenn wrote:
Wolfshade wrote: Me and the gf were thinking about seeing that this week.....maybe not now!!
Seriously avoid, the fact that it was released without any reviews (evan Total Film and Empire failed to run one) speaks for itself. Watch the anime again instead. Blood makes Blade: Trinity look like... um... well Blade.

And they hired Corey Yuen to do the fights, couldn't they have asked him to direct the thing too?
Oh gawd! Am planning to seeing tonight. Shame, the trailer looked good!
Bafflingly Fangoria's review of this calls the creature FX "stunning", I can only surmise the reviewer was on crack.

Here's the link to that review, for a second opinion http://fangoria.com/reviews/2-film/3056 ... eview.html However I have to say, I'm right, and he's insane;-)

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Post by soulmining » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:54 am

I just got back from seeing Bruno... as you'd expect from Sacha Baron Cohen, if you liked Ali G and Borat then chances are you'll like Bruno too. It's the same setup, a simple narrative (gay fashion presenter goes to America aiming to become a celebrity) with a number of set pieces where he dupes individuals or groups of people who don't realise he's a fictional character. It's very vulgar, will no doubt offend certain people, but you know what you're going to get... I laughed quite a lot but I certainly won't watch it again.

And talk about high security - they were really scrutinising invites (certain people were turned away so I don't know if they'd been tipped off about fakes?), bag searches and inspecting mobile phones... the screening was over half an hour late in starting as a result. :?

I also saw Year One which was very hit and miss. More miss than hit, sadly... felt like a number of sketches shoehorned into some kind of vague plot, with Jack Black doing the same old schtick he does in every comedy.
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Post by kitkat » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:11 pm

The Ruins: rather enjoyable yarn about killer plants (vines) that was a million times better than The Crappening.

Rogue: excellent creature feature about a gigantic killer croc in an Australian back water. Any film about a killer croc has to be worth a view (even Lake Placid 2) but this was especailly well made with great performances from the cast and a fairly realistic animal. Can't understand why it has not received a Region 2 DVD release.

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Post by Grindhouse » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:09 am

ever wondered what the mind of bad boy wannabe gangsters is like,its easy pop in Ten Dead Men into your dvd player and hey presto instant mind meld,now i know what goes on in there,with added narration by Doug Bradley,& starring Lee Latchford Evans,(he was the fit one in Steps) and Pooja Shah who was in Eastenders, who's killed all too early leaving an almost all male cast and appears in flashbacks, so maybe its the mind of someone in denial.
Best watched on fasforward it makes the fights look better,with shady characters in leather jackets,70s jason king lookalikes,looks like the future of the british film industry is in good hands,watch if you have to?
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Post by brad1000 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:27 pm

just a note to say that rogue is an awsome flick.best creature feaure since the imortal "frankenfish"

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Post by xLeft For Deadx » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:26 pm

brad1000 wrote:just a note to say that rogue is an awsome flick.best creature feaure since the imortal "frankenfish"
Very few films are better than Frankenfish.

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