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Re: films we just saw

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:05 pm
by Meanbobs
I'm a pretty consistent Travolta apologist, finding value in his performances in Wild Hogs, The Taking of Pelham 123, and of course Swordfish. From Paris with Love is such a retrograde, nasty, socially irresponsible action movie however, that his decision to take part in such a stupid, xenophobic film almost makes me doubt the strength of my convictions. Almost. Long live the rock of Travolta! 2*/5

films we just saw

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:27 am
by daveroughcut

Re: films we just saw

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:39 pm
by Meanbobs
Although I thought it portrayed the relationship between an unfortunate, misguided madman and those responsible for his welfare in an interesting and balanced light, Bronson was a bit of a stretch for me. It did a creditable job - balancing fantasy, glamour and grim reality, but it just seemed to drag, offering little development after the first half an hour or so. A good performance though. 2*

Re: films we just saw

Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:31 pm
by Jim Fear
Piranha 3D - great, dumb fun. If you're looking for plot and decent characterisation, forget it (but then again I'm pretty sure nobody would be going to see it expecting that sort of thing). However, if you fancy some mindless gore and T&A you can't go wrong. The spring break carnage scene was particularly memorable.

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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:41 am
by daveroughcut
The Last Exorcism tonight! Though I haven't been impressed by the trailer!

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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:00 am
by xBIGJOEx
saw Salt at the weekend pretty good fun, thought Jolie was good in it.
Going to see Pirahana 3D on thursday

Re: films we just saw

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:27 pm
by Shawky999
Last week

Knight and Day - Didn't really work for me, no romance, poor cgi action, 1 good fight scene, didn't find it funny.

The Expendables - No story, poor script! Great Action! Statham rocks! Not bad!

Step Up 3D - No Story, Poor Script! Great Dancing! Top soundtrack too! Not Bad!

Double bill tonight - Piranha and Salt!

Quick note Piranha gets a sequel after 4 days on release! Aja to direct again!

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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:10 pm
by daveroughcut
The Last Exorcism in fifteen minutes! Free as well. Show me them Danny Devitos!

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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:22 pm
by daveroughcut
Oh wow! The Last Exorcism is a belter. @roughcutreviews wasn't as fussed but I freaking loved it! It's gonna be a high to finish Frightfest with guys.

Re: films we just saw

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:04 pm
by Meanbobs
No surprises with Piranha 3-D, including the fact that 3-D remains a complete waste of time and money even in terms of enhancing the sorts of theme-park visceral responses the film was hoping to spark. It's like watching a movie through a dirty, grease-smeared glass jar tied to a desk fan, with the depth-perception of a first-generation Terminator. I'm not even exaggeratin'. Film was fun though - 3*.

Re: films we just saw

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:52 pm
by hughzi
Hatchet 2 is great just been to the world premier!! Funny and plenty of gore!!

Re: films we just saw

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:40 am
by dnky666
I saw A SERBIAN FILM earlier today and was going to wait until the screening on Sunday had passed to pass comment but in light of recent developments.......

I have to admit I was rather underwhelmed. Perhaps I'm just waaaaay desensitized to this sort of thing but it left me sorely underwhelmed. It certainly doesn't deserve the critical polemic heaped upon it. Have these reviewers ever seen a horror movie? It certainly doesn't deserve to be mentioned or held in the same high regard as Martyrs or Inside. I thought the message and therefore the entire point of the film was garbled and the now "infamous" set pieces were far more disturbing when I had imagined how they would look then they were actually watching them. In fact one of them is a total rip off of the finale of Nekromantik 2 all be it with the gender roles reversed. That being said, it looks really good, is nicely shot and I really like the soundtrack. But I certainly won't be having any sleepless nights or clawing out my eyes. All in all a bit of a storm in a tea-cup.

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Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:16 pm
by daveroughcut
dnky666 wrote:I saw A SERBIAN FILM earlier today and was going to wait until the screening on Sunday had passed to pass comment but in light of recent developments.......

I have to admit I was rather underwhelmed. Perhaps I'm just waaaaay desensitized to this sort of thing but it left me sorely underwhelmed. It certainly doesn't deserve the critical polemic heaped upon it. Have these reviewers ever seen a horror movie? It certainly doesn't deserve to be mentioned or held in the same high regard as Martyrs or Inside. I thought the message and therefore the entire point of the film was garbled and the now "infamous" set pieces were far more disturbing when I had imagined how they would look then they were actually watching them. In fact one of them is a total rip off of the finale of Nekromantik 2 all be it with the gender roles reversed. That being said, it looks really good, is nicely shot and I really like the soundtrack. But I certainly won't be having any sleepless nights or clawing out my eyes. All in all a bit of a storm in a tea-cup.
I would agree to a certain extent. I wasn't shocked but kept thinking that so many people who as you say have never seen a horror film would be. I enjoyed the whole film so much, actually made me smile.

Re: films we just saw

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:28 pm
by JSh0k
I thought A SERBIAN FILM was incredibly transgressive but the people who will be most shocked by it will inevitably be the people who don't see it. always the same story.

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Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:47 pm
by The DeadlySpawn
Eggshells - Dull, rambling, nonsense. Sorry Mr Hooper.