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Will

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Re: Films! good, bad, recomendations, and general film talk
« Reply #240 on: November 07, 2008, 11:34:46 AM »
Phwoar, thoroughly recomend 'Taken'
excellent

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Re: Films! good, bad, recomendations, and general film talk
« Reply #241 on: November 15, 2008, 11:44:07 PM »
haha watched Kindergarten Cop a few days ago, forgot how funny it is :lol:

"its not a toomur!"
"shut up!"
"stop whining"
"who is your daddy and what does he do?"

all made hilarious in Arnies accent :lol:


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« Reply #242 on: November 19, 2008, 12:30:34 PM »
is Rec the one that's just been re-made & called Quarantine?

I believe that's exactly the same film, just re-titled for some reason. I watched REC back to back with The Signal the other night and I have to say, though I enjoyed REC, The Signal trounced it. One of the freshest horror films I've seen in a long time. Basically the film is a single story that spans 3 chapters each from a different characters perspectives done by very different directors (not Run Lola Run stylie, the story continues in each segment, not resets). It could have been a horrible mess and it just isn't. It works surprisingly well, especially as you'd expect some of the tonal shifts to be jarring. I really rate it, shame it seems to have had almost no publicity or marketing. Picked it up on Blu-Ray for next to nothing.

Admittedly I'm not holding out as much hope for Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter. That should hopefully arrive before the weekend. I'll suspect beer will be required to set the mood accordingly for that one.
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Re: Films! good, bad, recomendations, and general film talk
« Reply #243 on: November 19, 2008, 12:34:56 PM »
Quarantine isnt the same, its an american remake of Rec and it looks shitee :(

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Re: Films! good, bad, recomendations, and general film talk
« Reply #244 on: November 19, 2008, 12:39:44 PM »
Quarantine isnt the same, its an american remake of Rec and it looks shiteee :(

Yep, pretty much.

nobody else seen Taken yet!?!?!

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Re: Films! good, bad, recomendations, and general film talk
« Reply #245 on: November 19, 2008, 12:42:19 PM »
Quarantine isnt the same, its an american remake of Rec and it looks shiteeee :(

Yep, pretty much.

nobody else seen Taken yet!?!?!

Ah.  Oh dear.  I tend to avoid most American remakes at all costs... A bullet dodged there I feel!
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Re: Films! good, bad, recomendations, and general film talk
« Reply #246 on: November 19, 2008, 04:54:03 PM »
Quarantine isnt the same, its an american remake of Rec and it looks shiteeee :(

Yep, pretty much.

nobody else seen Taken yet!?!?!

I saw it a while ago, pretty good, not amazing though.
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Re: Films! good, bad, recomendations, and general film talk
« Reply #247 on: November 19, 2008, 05:02:05 PM »
My friend tells me Taken is really good, but apparently he hasnt even heard of Pulp Fiction, Indiana Jones, The Shining or Human Traffic, so I dont think his opinion is worth anything :lol:

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Re: Films! good, bad, recomendations, and general film talk
« Reply #248 on: November 19, 2008, 07:06:57 PM »
Phwoar, thoroughly recomend 'Taken'
excellent

+1 there - its white knuckle stuff - really excellent!
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Re: Films! good, bad, recomendations, and general film talk
« Reply #249 on: November 19, 2008, 07:32:11 PM »
Which Taken are we talking about here, the Spielberg miniseries or the one with Liam Neeson?

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« Reply #250 on: November 19, 2008, 07:48:59 PM »
My friend tells me Taken is really good, but apparently he hasnt even heard of Pulp Fiction, Indiana Jones, The Shining or Human Traffic, so I dont think his opinion is worth anything :lol:

How can you possibly not know those?

I mean, I'm no film buff by a LONG shot. I'm not even very enthusiastic about them, but surely everyone knows those?

Anyway. Matters not

Saw The Kingdom the other day. Suprisingly good, seeing as I bought it to laugh at, expecting it to be jingoistic americans-kick-the-shite-out-of-terrorists cr@p. Its not. Its quite well thought out. Its muslim characterisations are a little cartoonish, but better than I expected, and it tries to create a crowbar divide between your average middle eastern muslim dude and the types of people that like to blow things up.

I also saw superbad. The cops were funny, the rest was boring.

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Re: Films! good, bad, recomendations, and general film talk
« Reply #251 on: November 24, 2008, 09:01:34 PM »
Quarantine:
hmm. Well its better than Cloverfield and Blairwitch. Shot from a journalist point of view, so there is a reason for the camera to always be on. I think its actually a very good perspective and is good as a first person film.
Sadly there was a void of boringness at 60-80 mins. The end was very untraditional to say the least, my mate wouldn't shut up about it, but I was happy to point out it will remain in your mind because of that, DUH!
Don't pay to watch it. If you liked Cloverfield etc, give it a go

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« Reply #252 on: November 24, 2008, 09:05:10 PM »
Watch [REC] if you havent allready Will :) I've seen a copy of Quarantine and thought it was shite in comparison, though the quality wasnt as good as the dvd of rec I saw.

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« Reply #253 on: December 04, 2008, 12:51:41 AM »
Just watched Taxi Driver, got it ages ago but only just got round to putting it on. Great film, recommended :)

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Re: Films! good, bad, recomendations, and general film talk
« Reply #254 on: December 04, 2008, 01:07:36 AM »
Watched Waltz with Bashir the other day, superb film, but very depressing. Definitely did not improve my opinion of the Israeli military...
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