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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:51 am 
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I saw Midnight in Paris last night and loved it. Might be because I'm an English teacher, and a big fan of Ernest Hemingway (and, as an aside, Owen Wilson) but I got a big kick out of it. Don't expect anything deep - it's one of those warm and fuzzy films.

Also saw The Grey at the cinema recently and apart from a couple of unnecessary scenes (bit Hollywood here, bit pointless there) it was very enjoyable.

Don't ever watch Don't Be Afraid of the Dark though, not even just to see how bad it is.


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Oh, I was quite looking forward to Don't be afraid of the dark! That bad, really?!

I watched To the devil a daughter last night. Twas better than I thought it would be! :D

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I've always enjoyed Woody Allen so am looking forward to "Midnight In Paris".

Currently turning around my lovefilm dvd's quickly. Loved "Antichrist", hated "Black Swan", enjoyed "Attack The Block", and found "Brighton Rock" tedious. The movie that's stayed with me repeatedly, however, is Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In". A profoundly disturbing movie, which you only understand is disturbing when you realise you're still thinking about it a long while afterwards.

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which you only understand is disturbing when you realise you're still thinking about it a long while afterwards.


Oh, when that happens to me, I just think it's because I'm slow on the uptake.

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Oh, I've been meaning to watch the skin one for a while (I was gutted at first when I heard about it as I was working on a story along the same lines, but it sounds like it's a little different so maybe one day I'll finish it...)

And yes, Ali, it's that bad. Really. Nice set, but lots of 'you wouldn't do that' moments, and very predictable (even with the lowered expectations I bring to films!). The opening was great, though, lots of potential - made me wish they'd stuck to the 'what happened before the new people moved in' story instead.


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Ah shame.

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Oh, when that happens to me, I just think it's because I'm slow on the uptake.


:lol:

I loved Attack the Block and didn't like Black Swan either, Andrew.

Saw 127 Hours again recently - cracking film.

Tonight though I shall probably be watching Masterchef, cos I've used up my Lovefilm quota for the month... :(

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I felt Black Swan had a lot of potential but took its time getting there. Shame, becasue it could have been darkly gorgeous.


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Do you know, I didn't get paid a penny for them using my name in Attack the B.Lock :evil:

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You should, Bob.
You should sue.


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Andrew Hook wrote:
Loved "Antichrist", hated "Black Swan", enjoyed "Attack The Block"


I thought BS (8/10) was great, while AC was boring...
ATB (5/10) was average.

Andrew Hook wrote:
Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In". A profoundly disturbing movie


Agreed, but I'd still give it only 7/10.

I'm watching Captain Alatriste - The Spanish Musketeer.
Very different to 1970s' colourful 'Musketeers' romps, this is grim and violent (and reminds me of Ridley Scott's The Duellists, but shot through blue filters), with muddy trench warfare. It stars Viggo Mortensen, with Elena Anaya - from Almodovar's 'Skin' flick.

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Who's Sue?
She's got nothing to do with it...

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bu-dum, tsh!


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Saw The Ward recently. It was a film so bad it made me angry. And Elektra was on TV the other night - what the hell? ](*,)

Somebody please recommend a good film so I can get this horrible taste out of my brain. [-o<


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Most recently I've really liked Take Shelter, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Perfect Sense, The Revenant...


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Heard good things about Take Shelter and the Kevin one, thanks Andy. That's the weekend sorted then.


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