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« Reply #195 on: October 12, 2008, 11:14:45 AM »
Whats the point in all the Saw movies? I swear they're all the bloody same :lol:

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« Reply #196 on: October 12, 2008, 11:18:43 AM »
The first one was good, give that credit.

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« Reply #197 on: October 12, 2008, 01:10:10 PM »
Couldn't actually believe it when I saw the trailer for a FIFTH one. Unbelievable.

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« Reply #198 on: October 12, 2008, 04:45:47 PM »
Yeah, after watching it I read IMDB reviews for it and one was saying how unlikable Alex was. I found it the opposite, I thought he was a great character and liked him throughout, how can you hate someone who says eggyweggy and steakywakey? :lol:

Compared to the book he is totally unlikeable IMO.
In the book he is a lot more personal and involved with the reader in his narration and the film doesn't really capture this and it makes him seem cold and distant.
He is also less eloquent and doesn't make a point of mentioning any motivation behind his acts (in the film it often looks like he's a total thug and beats people for no reason like the bit at the very beginning where he smashes up on the old homeless man. They also changed a section where he sexually abuses two underage girls he picks up in a record shop, quite reasonably as filming that would have landed the film in even more hot water.)

It is still a great piece of film, though, and uses the better of the two possible endings as in the British publication of the book there is an extra chapter where Alex decides to move on and start a nuclear family with a nice girl as all of his friends from his youth have done. It was one of the most saccharine endings to a book I have ever read. Do not read that last chapter.

I would recommend you read the book if you haven't done already.

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« Reply #199 on: October 12, 2008, 04:48:45 PM »
I'm going to get the book I reckon, my mate recommended me it as well :) I dont read a lot but when I like the story I will.

Just watched Mirrors online, it was pretty cr@p :lol: Very predictable and Kiefer Sutherland is playing his usual role of shouting a lot which only really works well for Jack Bauer :P

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« Reply #200 on: October 12, 2008, 04:53:37 PM »
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« Reply #201 on: October 12, 2008, 04:57:13 PM »
I watched the first one the other day. I had heard of the film, and never really picked it up.
still prefer the song though

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« Reply #202 on: October 12, 2008, 05:10:08 PM »

I've seen Eyes Wide Shut (thought it was good but cant stand Tom Cruise and the music got really annoying), Full Metal Jacket (loved the first half, the 2nd not so much) and I have The Shining still to watch. I've seen parts of that on tv as well but never the whole thing. Last time I saw it I got too scared and turned it off :lol: :oops:

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« Reply #203 on: October 12, 2008, 06:07:08 PM »
Just watched Mirrors online, it was pretty cr@p :lol: Very predictable and Kiefer Sutherland is playing his usual role of shouting a lot which only really works well for Jack Bauer :P

He is Jack Bauer!  It was great watching it in the cinema, it's total shite but the whole audience were pissing with laughter at the "Jack" bits.  :lol:
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« Reply #204 on: October 14, 2008, 01:15:02 PM »
OK going off (but on) topic, I've listen to Radio 5 a lot at work & quite enjoy Simon Mayo's show in an afternoon, but what I love is on a friday between 3 & 4 they have the film reviews on & it's brilliant. Well now on the website they've put on some of the funnier reviews etc. This one about sex & the city is ace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCAVfuzeqPo

& Kevin Spacey doing  a great Christopher Walken impression

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DMXD__b1xDw

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« Reply #205 on: October 14, 2008, 01:52:21 PM »
He is Jack Bauer!  It was great watching it in the cinema, it's total shitee but the whole audience were pissing with laughter at the "Jack" bits.  :lol:

hahah yeah he was Jack Bauer in that other film he was in a while ago, The Sentinel or something :lol:

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« Reply #206 on: October 14, 2008, 10:47:48 PM »
OK going off (but on) topic, I've listen to Radio 5 a lot at work & quite enjoy Simon Mayo's show in an afternoon, but what I love is on a friday between 3 & 4 they have the film reviews on & it's brilliant.

I don't always agree with Kermode, but he is funny when he starts ranting.  I get exactly like that when I'm talking films with my work colleagues (who think Adam Sandler movies are the pinnacle of cinematic brilliance).
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« Reply #207 on: October 14, 2008, 11:05:44 PM »
OK going off (but on) topic, I've listen to Radio 5 a lot at work & quite enjoy Simon Mayo's show in an afternoon, but what I love is on a friday between 3 & 4 they have the film reviews on & it's brilliant.

I don't always agree with Kermode, but he is funny when he starts ranting.  I get exactly like that when I'm talking films with my work colleagues (who think Adam Sandler movies are the pinnacle of cinematic brilliance).

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« Reply #208 on: October 14, 2008, 11:07:53 PM »
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« Reply #209 on: October 15, 2008, 07:02:28 AM »
Kermode is definitley a marmite love him or hate him, type thing. But as you say you can't deny that he know's his stuff & stands by views & I love that.
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