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« Reply #1215 on: July 27, 2010, 12:39:31 AM »
The Relic.  It was on TV the other week but it's such a dark film, and the print was so bad, it was almost unwatchable.  Much better on Blu-ray!
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« Reply #1216 on: July 29, 2010, 08:30:16 PM »
Sherlock Holmes (the Guy Ritchie version) - great fun action film. Apparently the characters of Dr House and Wilson were based on those of Holmes and Watson. This film definitely shows the similarities between them :lol:

Also watched a few episodes of The Wire last night, quite good once you get started and don't expect an action-packed drama!

Watched the first of Weeds tonight and now I want to see more.
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« Reply #1217 on: July 30, 2010, 06:30:18 PM »
speaking of sherlock holmes, did anyone watch the new series of it on the bbc last week? i thought it was pretty good.

oh, and do NOT watch made of honor. :lol: it actually makes those l'oreal adverts look like some of patrick dempsey's better work.

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« Reply #1218 on: July 30, 2010, 06:45:02 PM »
speaking of sherlock holmes, did anyone watch the new series of it on the bbc last week? i thought it was pretty good.

oh, and do NOT watch made of honor. :lol: it actually makes those l'oreal adverts look like some of patrick dempsey's better work.

Yeah, I liked it!

I kind of expected to hate it, and I didnt like the text notations of clues and, well, texts and stuff, but it had enough redeeming features that I enjoyed it.

I also recently saw hot tub time machine, and, yeah, not terrible but nothing special. It ammused, expect it to do no more.

I also saw operation endgame - a cr@p film with the sole redeeming feature of that guy from hot tub time machine being really funny.

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« Reply #1219 on: July 30, 2010, 08:46:51 PM »
speaking of sherlock holmes, did anyone watch the new series of it on the bbc last week? i thought it was pretty good.

Yeah, I liked it!

I kind of expected to hate it, and I didnt like the text notations of clues and, well, texts and stuff, but it had enough redeeming features that I enjoyed it.

I liked it too (a rare agreement with Mark!  :lol: ). 

I wasn't at all sure about the modernisation aspect, and Benedict Cumberbatch, good though he is, seemed kind of an "obvious" choice as Holmes.  But I really liked Martin Freeman's performance - he's amusing, but not at all in the buffoonish Nigel Bruce "I say Holmes, what the Dickens, eh?" mould.  His Watson seems like a man with real character who actually brings something to the partnership.  Good work!  :)

Now let's hope they can maintain the standard, and it doesn't turn out to be yet another series which bores me after two weeks...
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« Reply #1220 on: July 30, 2010, 09:35:26 PM »
Now let's hope they can maintain the standard, and it doesn't turn out to be yet another series which bores me after two weeks...

It's only on for 3 weeks!  :lol:

I really enjoyed it too. Looking forward to Sundays 2nd part.
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« Reply #1221 on: July 31, 2010, 12:26:05 AM »
Now let's hope they can maintain the standard, and it doesn't turn out to be yet another series which bores me after two weeks...

It's only on for 3 weeks!  :lol:

In that case I might just survive to the end of the series.  :lol:


I watched Adventureland this evening.  Not exactly my usual kind of thing, but I ended up enjoying it.
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« Reply #1222 on: July 31, 2010, 12:42:10 AM »
speaking of sherlock holmes, did anyone watch the new series of it on the bbc last week? i thought it was pretty good.

Yeah, I liked it!

I kind of expected to hate it, and I didnt like the text notations of clues and, well, texts and stuff, but it had enough redeeming features that I enjoyed it.

I liked it too (a rare agreement with Mark!  :lol: ). 

I wasn't at all sure about the modernisation aspect, and Benedict Cumberbatch, good though he is, seemed kind of an "obvious" choice as Holmes.  But I really liked Martin Freeman's performance - he's amusing, but not at all in the buffoonish Nigel Bruce "I say Holmes, what the Dickens, eh?" mould.  His Watson seems like a man with real character who actually brings something to the partnership.  Good work!  :)

Now let's hope they can maintain the standard, and it doesn't turn out to be yet another series which bores me after two weeks...

The planets align! (I agree with all your assesments too). I thought that freeman made a great straight man to cumberbatch, and it still gave him a grounded realism to contrast holmes and keep him useful, so its already set up that they need each other, and I thought it did so without being too contrived. Its a really good pairing.

I was worried when cumberbatch first came on because I thought he was too young and clean cut for holmes on initial impression, and suspected the portrayal was going to be goofily modernised alongside the changed time setting, but he carried the lofty, bored intellectual looking for stimulation well (and I think added a dimension of dubious morality, if any morality, that I dont recall being so prominent in the character, and again, doing it well). I was pleased with it.

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« Reply #1223 on: July 31, 2010, 02:36:47 AM »
Shaolin Soccer - probably the funniest film I've seen in a long time :lol:

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« Reply #1224 on: July 31, 2010, 10:33:46 AM »
Shaolin Soccer - probably the funniest film I've seen in a long time :lol:

I watched it again last week.  Now have you seen Kung Fu Hustle?  :D
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« Reply #1225 on: July 31, 2010, 11:22:58 AM »
Sadly I watched the 'remake' of Clash of the Titans last night. What a complete load of sh!t.
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« Reply #1226 on: July 31, 2010, 11:46:10 AM »
Sadly I watched the 'remake' of Clash of the Titans last night. What a complete load of sh!t.

That's kind of what I expected... but I still can't help looking forward to seeing how bad it is.  :lol:

Why is Sam Worthington getting all these big roles?  He's incredibly wooden, and there's something unnervingly "dead" about his eyes (I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out he's a serial killer!)

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« Reply #1227 on: July 31, 2010, 01:34:52 PM »
Why is Sam Worthington getting all these big roles?

That's exactly what Jane and I were asking when we were watching the film. We also do not understand it. Looks like he has loads of other films lined up as well. Very strange.
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« Reply #1228 on: July 31, 2010, 05:34:11 PM »
Yeah, I liked it!

I kind of expected to hate it, and I didnt like the text notations of clues and, well, texts and stuff, but it had enough redeeming features that I enjoyed it.

yep, same here. :) and i also agree with philly's assessment of it.

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« Reply #1229 on: August 01, 2010, 10:45:31 AM »

Just watched Toy Story 3.  Really enjoyed it.  Went with my 18 month old, 3 year old, their mum and nan and everybody thought it was great.  There's not many films equally liked by a 1-and-a-half year old lad and a 62 year old lady!

Definitely worth watching, not one just for kids :D