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Post by Alex Kidd » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:55 pm

I know what you mean about Poseidon being grizzly, it was much more graphic than I was expecting it to be.

the wave hitting the ship is the best part, must have looked great on IMAX. wasn't too keen on the rest of the film though.

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Post by rawshark » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:32 am

Ok, I know it's not horror, but I saw United 93 yesterday, and I've got to say it's one of the most powerful films I think I've ever seen...

I was on the verge of tears quite a few times (!), and the last shot will stay with me for quite some time.

Truly astounding, incredible and harrowing.. I urge all of you to check it out as soon as you can...
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Post by ScreamQueen » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:24 am

I don't know if it's a good idea I see United 93...

I was in nyc a couple of weeks back and had to leave St Pauls Chapel ('The Little Chapel that Stood' - across the road from ground zero) because I was bawling my eyes out. Not to mention that we flew United. If I watch that film I fear I might have trouble getting on any plane ever again, let alone a United flight!

I know it irrational. But aren't most fears?

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Post by Alex Kidd » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:38 pm

I watched United 93 last week, was really unsure if I should go, I was really worried that it would be too hard to watch and too gut wrenching.

But now I'm really glad I went, I though it was really fantastic, there's a lot more to it than just the plane, there's a lot of stuff from round the country in the air control and military flight places.

I'd really recommend people going to see it, it's really well made and does a a really good job of telling to story of what happened on the flight.

It is disturbing and hard to watch, but I'd still say everyone should go and see it.

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Post by lupogirl » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:36 pm

Good on you Alex!!! :lol:

I know you weren't keen on this because of the above reasons. :cry:

It is a moving and heartbreaking film. With a cast on unknowns the film seems more real.

I advise anyone to see this film should then a slightly happier film for cheering up!!! Which I did last week before The Omen now that was funny :wink:

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Post by Alex Kidd » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:10 pm

Thanks, really glad I went in the end.

Just been to see something totally different, just got back from watching The Notorious Betty Page, which was great.

It's a biopic of the 50s pinup model Betty Page, I didn't realise it was going to be in black & white, that really adds to the flavour of the film.

I really enjoyed it, Gretchen Mol is fantastic as Betty.

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Post by lupogirl » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:24 pm

Sounds rather interesting!! Will keep my eye out for that!!!

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Post by soulmining » Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:17 am

I saw Thank You For Smoking last night which was pretty good... Aaron Eckhart is superb in it, and JK Simmons (from the Spider-Man films) is great in one of the supporting roles... don't like that kid actor Cameron Bright though, he's just creepy looking.
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Post by Alex Kidd » Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:36 pm

I really liked Thank You For Smoking, it's a bit all over the place but an interesting watch.

I always think of JK Simmons as Vern Schillinger from Oz.

Going to go an watch Election tonight, already seen it but really want to see a Johnny To film at a UGC cinema after watching them on DVD for years.

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Post by soulmining » Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:28 pm

Election is okay, a little over-rated I thought... although I watched it as one of my in-flight movies back in February, hardly the best way to watch a film! I still think SPL is the best HK film of recent times though.
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Post by Alex Kidd » Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:07 pm

For me it's the other way around, thought SPL was good but not great, apart from that amazing fight in the alleyway.

Where as I loved Election, but I'm a huge Johnnie To fan, that's why I'm going to to see it again tonight.

I know what you mean about seeing films on planes, I never know if that really counts as having really watched the film.

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Post by Alex Kidd » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:50 pm

Just got back from seeing Election for the second time, thought it was even better this time around, it made a lot more sense and was much easier to follow. Makes me really want to see Election 2 now.

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Post by jimbo » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:22 am

soulmining wrote:... in-flight movies... hardly the best way to watch a film!
Unless, of course, that film is Snakes on a Plane. They should do one of those special screenings, like when they showed American Werewolf in the Aldwych disused tube station - get a trashed plane or something, and show SOAP...

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Post by zappa fan » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:07 am

Not a film....but.....just seen the last episode of LOST 2nd season.

Can't wait for the next one! Hope it starts back in September in the states!
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Post by rawshark » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:04 pm

I just saw The Lost and was pretty impressed by it..

Admittedly it was pretty bleak, but had a stonking soundtrack and was (in the majority) extremely well-crafted for such a low-budget indie film..

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451102/

Maybe we'll get to see it at FF...

On other FF news, I've just heard that there will be two more FrightFest Presents DVD titles winging our way soon..

I can't confirm titles yet, but I'm sure the FF team will let us know very soon...[/b]
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