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Re: films we just saw

Post by Mr Bill » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:08 pm

This is my lot for 2012 so far, seperated into four very basic and subjective categories, somebody please disagree with me.

The Good:
The Inbetweeners Movie
Apollo 18
Seconds Apart
Give ‘Em Hell Malone
Your Highness
Dead Heads
Colombiana
The Informers
The Brotherhood of the Bell
Killer Elite
Troll Hunter
21
Bad Teacher
Take Me Home Tonight
Cedar Rapids
Shark Night
30 Minutes or Less
Killing Bono
Drive
Donkey Punch
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Cash
The Debt
Duplicity
Role Models
The Brave One
Superbad
Arriverderci Millwall
Headspace

The Bad:
Lethal Justice
Arena
10
Act of Piracy
Aurora
Ghost Machine
Alien Agent
The Change Up
Hostel part III
Miami Vice
Abducted
Cowboys and Aliens
Stealth Fighter
An American Affair

The Peculiar:
Nice Dreams
Teenage Hooker became a Killing Machine
Billion Dollar Brain
Eagle vs. Shark

The Fucking Awesome:
Red State
The Guard
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Perfect Sense
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Re: films we just saw

Post by streetrw » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:18 pm

Mr Bill wrote:This is my lot for 2012 so far, seperated into four very basic and subjective categories, somebody please disagree with me.
I'll disagree - APOLLO 18 is absolutely atrocious. :) (Not disagreeing for the sake of it - I genuinely hated it as one of the worst of 2011.) But I'll agree that most of the titles on that list that I've seen are pretty much in the right places....

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Re: films we just saw

Post by soberdave72@hotmail.com » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:22 pm

My third favourite film of Frightfest Glasgow (after The Raid, and Wang's Arrival) Evidence has sneaked onto DVD without publicity or much said about it, Id throughly recommend it to all who didn't attend the Glasgow event. Even if you are really fed up with POV horrors, it's an insane film, well worth £8 from HMV.

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Re: films we just saw

Post by Maniacal » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:27 pm

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1, nothing happens in it's near 2 hour running time and I'm sure a lobotomy would be more enjoyable than this crap.

Cold Prey, a fun and some what creepy slasher let down by lack of plot and lack of overall tension.
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Re: films we just saw

Post by Melvin Junko » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:15 am

soberdave72@hotmail.com wrote:My third favourite film of Frightfest Glasgow (after The Raid, and Wang's Arrival) Evidence has sneaked onto DVD without publicity or much said about it, Id throughly recommend it to all who didn't attend the Glasgow event. Even if you are really fed up with POV horrors, it's an insane film, well worth £8 from HMV.
Got pretty curious about this one, read some reviews and found it new on amazon for 5.99. Giving it a go
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Re: films we just saw

Post by mamawaldi » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:44 am

Hunger Games - I find myself somewhat bemused at the great reviews this is getting. They've taken Battle Royale, added 60 minutes of dreary back story and taken out the interesting characters and ultra violence. Insipid. Plus the population of the capital city are permanently in fancy dress as the munchkins out of the Wizard of Oz.

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Re: films we just saw

Post by TheDukeAbides » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:02 pm

What do the call 'The Hunger Games' in France?


Battle Royale with Cheese.

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Re: films we just saw

Post by maxmum » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:57 am

The Revenant is well worth a watch if you like comedy horror. If you can forgive it's somewhat cheap and cheesy first 30 minutes you will be richly rewarded. I think they blew all the budget in the last hour :P
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Re: films we just saw

Post by DemonQ » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:56 pm

Blood Night. Starring Danielle Harris. It was ok. i think you can get it free at www.horrorlounge.com, at least it was on offer when I watched it.

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Re: films we just saw

Post by SonicRatLord » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:21 am

DemonQ wrote:Blood Night. Starring Danielle Harris. It was ok. i think you can get it free at http://www.horrorlounge.com, at least it was on offer when I watched it.
wow they have the very average 13 hours for £3.49 rental which I got for £3 in Sainsburys last Halloween.... as they give the game away at the start...

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Re: films we just saw

Post by TheDukeAbides » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:58 am

Prometheus

This isn't disappointment I'm feeling - I watched 2 trailers and absorbed only 1 review (Kermode's - who relayed that this is about 2-3 films away from being an absolute Alien prequel), so I don't think I raised my own expectations (that is reserved for Dark Knight Rises).

Good point - It looks great, sets, CGI, etc all look great - but this makes it ultimately frustrating that if I were to advise people to watch it in the cinema just to really be immersed in the environments created, I'd feel guilty in knowing that there are always cheaper (and legal) ways to view this so less money is wasted.

The acting rubbed me the wrong way - even Fassbender, who clearly has the most to get his teeth into, left me feeling rather hollow.

The script, whilst it raises and ponders about larger questions than a straight forward horror/sci-fi film generally does, it is quite a mess.

And the last 10 minutes are irritatingly dreadful - unintentional comedy at its worst. Plus something at the end that felt tacked on and contrived enough to be there if only to give the Alien enthusiasts (like me) something to get wet over.

Pah.

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Re: films we just saw

Post by Maniacal » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:24 pm

Prometheus, visually stunning but the script is held together loosely by Fassbender and Rapace.
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Re: films we just saw

Post by Alex J » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:12 pm

Total Recall remake - 7 / 10.

Solid enough, but very different to the original and certainly lacks the latter's personality.
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Re: films we just saw

Post by DemonChickxx » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:20 pm

We just watched The Devil's Rejects....must say I was impressed with the first one, House of 1000 corpses, but not so much with this one! A few good gory bits like the girl in husband's skin face mask getting hit by a truck and the aftermath was cool x

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Re: films we just saw

Post by DemonChickxx » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:45 pm

mamawaldi wrote:Hunger Games - I find myself somewhat bemused at the great reviews this is getting. They've taken Battle Royale, added 60 minutes of dreary back story and taken out the interesting characters and ultra violence. Insipid. Plus the population of the capital city are permanently in fancy dress as the munchkins out of the Wizard of Oz.
I must say I wasn't impressed either I found it very boring and I think it's content is a little disturbing....maybe it's cos I have a little one, but kids killing kids is not nice x

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