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« Reply #420 on: July 16, 2009, 07:06:33 AM »
i found the end of torchwood completely unnecessary... like it was trying to hard to be dramatic and really had to push to get there.

i wont say what incase people havnt seen it - but you have a potentially very dramatic moment completely ruined by a comedy BBC special effect

then i just felt a bit 'meh' at the end

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« Reply #421 on: July 16, 2009, 09:59:39 AM »
Saw Bruno on Sunday, still trying to form an opinion. Watched Ali G in da house on tv the other night, and although Bruno has some funnier parts in it Ali G has a better script still

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« Reply #422 on: July 16, 2009, 10:11:18 AM »
- but you have a potentially very dramatic moment completely ruined by a comedy BBC special effect


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« Reply #423 on: July 16, 2009, 10:46:25 AM »
Saw Bruno on Sunday, still trying to form an opinion. Watched Ali G in da house on tv the other night, and although Bruno has some funnier parts in it Ali G has a better script still

My problem with Bruno is that it tries too hard to be funny and fails. It also feels much more scripted/staged than Borat. For instance the bit where he's interviewing the babies parents I dont think any mother would agree to what they did. IMO Bruno is a much weaker character as well..

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« Reply #424 on: July 16, 2009, 10:52:44 AM »
sort of off topic, I'm just watching the Torchwood Children Of Earth...bloody hell it works as a drama!!!

When I saw this was on for five consecutive nights, I thought, oh bollocks I'll never have the patience for that - but in fact I found it absolutely gripping and didn't miss a second.

And I'm not normally a big fan of Torchwood - usually it's too gimmicky, camp and full of "oooh, it's after 9 o'clock, watch us be rude and sexy" moments.  This one seemed to be much more focused on the actual plot and characters. 

Wez mentioned about the dodgy effects... I don't know if it was intentional, but in this series they seemed to have really cut back on the CGI and for me it worked much better.  I know everyone (including people who never watched it) jokes about the wobbly sets and man-in-suit monsters on the old Dr Who, but at least the actors are interacting with something they can actually see.  I think the new Doctor/Torchwood series rely far too much on good-but-not-great CGI, and you know they're just standing in front of a green screen shouting at a balloon on a stick.
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« Reply #425 on: July 16, 2009, 11:47:17 AM »
i dont mind the dodgy effects for the most part -  it was just the ending bit which i dont want to give away.

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« Reply #426 on: July 16, 2009, 12:13:27 PM »
haha I cant stand Torchwood, its far too camp and wooden. And the whole "we're a top-secret organisation yet ride around in a van that says Torchwood on the side" is the real deal breaker for me :lol:

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« Reply #427 on: July 17, 2009, 02:47:11 PM »
Gran Torino - Great film, good story line and great acting.
Agreed. It is pure genius.

Indeed. The spitting scene made me laugh out loud. I was also very surprised to find out the girl who played Sue was only 16 when it was filmed  :o

I'm a bit late but just watched Gran Torino, what a great film. Just as good as some of the other classic he's Directed lately, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, etc.
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« Reply #428 on: July 17, 2009, 03:12:12 PM »
I just watched The Happening as it was on sky anytime. Wow. That is quite possibly the worst film I've ever seen :lol: Everything about it is terrible. The acting is especially bad, Zooey Deschanel is awful.

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« Reply #429 on: July 17, 2009, 03:32:31 PM »
I just watched The Happening as it was on sky anytime. Wow. That is quite possibly the worst film I've ever seen :lol: Everything about it is terrible. The acting is especially bad, Zooey Deschanel is awful.

I must get that on my rental list!  I haven't bothered with any of M. Nightie's films since The Village.  He seems to get worse with each film.
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« Reply #430 on: July 17, 2009, 04:27:09 PM »
I just watched The Happening as it was on sky anytime. Wow. That is quite possibly the worst film I've ever seen :lol: Everything about it is terrible. The acting is especially bad, Zooey Deschanel is awful.
i dunno, man, i haven't seen that one but i watched wedding daze (against my better judgement; in my defence, there was nothing else on) the other night and it's on my list of possible worst films ever.

this might have already been mentioned, but has anyone seen priceless? I saw it a week or two ago, and thought it was awesome. I'm a fan of farce, though. :)

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« Reply #431 on: July 17, 2009, 04:28:14 PM »
All I will say is:

You know a film will be shite when the lead is played by Mark Wahlberg.

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« Reply #432 on: July 17, 2009, 04:38:07 PM »
All I will say is:

You know a film will be shitee when the lead is played by Mark Wahlberg.

That's a pretty good rule of thumb (especially when you think of things like Four Brothers... ), but Boogie Nights is good.

Rock Star was OK too.  :oops:


this might have already been mentioned, but has anyone seen priceless? I saw it a week or two ago, and thought it was awesome. I'm a fan of farce, though. :)

Is that the French romcom with lovely Audrey Tautou?

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« Reply #433 on: July 17, 2009, 04:48:31 PM »
All I will say is:

You know a film will be shiteee when the lead is played by Mark Wahlberg.

agreed wholeheartedly. In fact, I think I live by a similar rule of thumb. Though that one where he played a sniper was actually pretty good. I probably lowered my expectations, though.

Have you noticed he has two facial expressions? a catch-all negative one covering annoyed/miffed/sad/angry/psychopathic/surprised (pretty much he looks like he doesn't know what's going on) and a smile...

Is that the French romcom with lovely Audrey Tautou?

yeah, that's the one. I prefer "farce" to "romcom" as it makes me sound less effeminate. :lol: But yeah, it was awesome. audrey tautou has got really thin, though. it's not like she wasn't thin enough before, either.

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« Reply #434 on: July 17, 2009, 04:55:37 PM »
haha yeah Shooter was ok I guess.