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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #50 on: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 08:35:40 PM »
The Grey - enjoyable enough but a bit frustrated by the ending.

Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #51 on: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 08:58:59 PM »
Grizzly Man



2005 documentary film by Werner Herzog about bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell who spent 13 summers in Alaska living with wild bears. Unfortunately for him his 13th summer with the bears was to be his last as him and his girlfriend were both mauled and killed by a bear as they were almost to return home for the winter.

The film is a mixture of edits from Treadwell's own movie footage he recorded in the wilderness and Herzog interview people that knew or were close to Treadwell.

I'd recommend this to anybody as it shows the inner struggles of one man who believes he was at one with bears, and more than likely wished to be a bear.

At times I felt Herzog's image of Treadwell was a bit unfair, as it made him seem slightly insane at times and how he was disturbing the unwritten rule between man and bear when clearly all Treadwell wanted to do was to protect the species and to try and break down some boundaries.

There's also a rather disturbing bit where Herzog manages to listen to a recording of Treadwell's death as his camera was left on at the time. You can clearly see how shaken up he was by this and it certainly moves you.

Haven't seen this yet, but based on this post I read a bit about him and saw that the guy stopped carrying "bear spray" a few years into doing this sort of stuff. What an arsehole. There's no logical reason to not carry a form of self defence. It's not like the bears are going to be upset with him that he doesn't trust them 100% to not rip his face off. He might have been a really lovely bloke, but reading that made me unnaturally angry  :rant:

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #52 on: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 09:00:13 PM »
Hard to bear.

Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #53 on: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 09:00:22 PM »
Got City of Violence waiting to be watched. Anyone seen it?

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #54 on: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 09:33:05 PM »
King of New York. A good watch imo, thought the cast was sublime (Walken, Caruso and Fishbourne standing out for me), typical plot of cops vs bad guys, with you ending up liking the bad guys more imo. 7.5/10
Love Walken's dance in it. :lol:

Yeah that was class :lol:

Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #55 on: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 09:53:45 PM »

Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #56 on: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 10:00:24 PM »
King of New York. A good watch imo, thought the cast was sublime (Walken, Caruso and Fishbourne standing out for me), typical plot of cops vs bad guys, with you ending up liking the bad guys more imo. 7.5/10
Love Walken's dance in it. :lol:

Yeah that was class :lol:

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #57 on: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 10:24:21 PM »
Grabbers.

Pretty much filmed like The Guard, similar black humour but with alien squid :lol:

You know what...it was alright. Basically the Irish population on the island had to get p*ssed out of their heads to survive :lol:

Worth a watch and if it was made 20 years ago it would have been bigger than Gremlins :lol: </stupidfuckingpointlessthingtosay>

Anyways...loved the nod to Aliens near the end. Only this bit was far better :lol:

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #58 on: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 10:27:09 PM »
Grabbers.

Pretty much filmed like The Guard, similar black humour but with alien squid :lol:

You know what...it was alright. Basically the Irish population on the island had to get p*ssed out of their heads to survive :lol:

Worth a watch and if it was made 20 years ago it would have been bigger than Gremlins :lol: </stupidfuckingpointlessthingtosay>

Anyways...loved the nod to Aliens near the end. Only this bit was far better :lol:

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"Get away from him...you c***!"


Like the sound of that.

Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #59 on: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 10:28:48 PM »
King of New York. A good watch imo, thought the cast was sublime (Walken, Caruso and Fishbourne standing out for me), typical plot of cops vs bad guys, with you ending up liking the bad guys more imo. 7.5/10
Love Walken's dance in it. :lol:

Yeah that was class :lol:



best was the dance he did in the fatboy slim video

Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #60 on: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 10:36:08 PM »
That dude just has supreme confidence.

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #61 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 07:21:38 AM »
Samsara. Beautiful, felt like it lasted about 20 minutes, not one word of dialogue. Must see in the cinema!

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #62 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 07:24:08 AM »
Lawless - Rated it tbh, Tom Hardy was excellent, still not sure about Shia though.. just something.. I duno not quite there to make him a top actor for me. Very decent film though, 8/10 for me.

He can't even do the basics, the scene where he's trying to chat her up when she's in the car....EVERYONE has been in that situation at one point, it should be easy and he still manages to come off looking like he can't do it.

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #63 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 07:37:09 AM »
Grizzly Man



2005 documentary film by Werner Herzog about bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell who spent 13 summers in Alaska living with wild bears. Unfortunately for him his 13th summer with the bears was to be his last as him and his girlfriend were both mauled and killed by a bear as they were almost to return home for the winter.

The film is a mixture of edits from Treadwell's own movie footage he recorded in the wilderness and Herzog interview people that knew or were close to Treadwell.

I'd recommend this to anybody as it shows the inner struggles of one man who believes he was at one with bears, and more than likely wished to be a bear.

At times I felt Herzog's image of Treadwell was a bit unfair, as it made him seem slightly insane at times and how he was disturbing the unwritten rule between man and bear when clearly all Treadwell wanted to do was to protect the species and to try and break down some boundaries.

There's also a rather disturbing bit where Herzog manages to listen to a recording of Treadwell's death as his camera was left on at the time. You can clearly see how shaken up he was by this and it certainly moves you.

Haven't seen this yet, but based on this post I read a bit about him and saw that the guy stopped carrying "bear spray" a few years into doing this sort of stuff. What an arsehole. There's no logical reason to not carry a form of self defence. It's not like the bears are going to be upset with him that he doesn't trust them 100% to not rip his face off. He might have been a really lovely bloke, but reading that made me unnaturally angry  :rant:

His girlfriend felt very uncomfortable about the prospect of accompanying him to the Bear Maze. I think she expressed those fears to family & friends before her first & only trip iirc.

The captured audio of the attack was pretty full-on, as well as the first-hand account of the helicopter pilot who flew over the kill scene.

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #64 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 04:43:25 PM »
Total Recall - Thought it started off fairly decently but then just went in to complete meltdown. Became very bored of it and didn't really care for what was happening. Some good visual effects and couple of decent scenes. 5/10.

SiLvOR

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #65 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 07:22:35 PM »
Lawless - Rated it tbh, Tom Hardy was excellent, still not sure about Shia though.. just something.. I duno not quite there to make him a top actor for me. Very decent film though, 8/10 for me.

He can't even do the basics, the scene where he's trying to chat her up when she's in the car....EVERYONE has been in that situation at one point, it should be easy and he still manages to come off looking like he can't do it.


Ah God yeah, that was really..urgh. I kinda think with a different actor we could have had a much more epic film?

Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #66 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 07:26:00 PM »
Watched Grizzly Man, found it a bit disturbing yet fascinating. I didn't like Treadwell as a person mind, it wasn't because he was shown in an overly eccentric light, there was just something about him that irked me.

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #67 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 08:37:06 PM »
Lawless - Rated it tbh, Tom Hardy was excellent, still not sure about Shia though.. just something.. I duno not quite there to make him a top actor for me. Very decent film though, 8/10 for me.

He can't even do the basics, the scene where he's trying to chat her up when she's in the car....EVERYONE has been in that situation at one point, it should be easy and he still manages to come off looking like he can't do it.


Ah God yeah, that was really..urgh. I kinda think with a different actor we could have had a much more epic film?

That's exactly what I thought, put someone competent in that role and the whole film would have stepped up a notch.

Dr Venkman

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #68 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 08:38:12 PM »
Watched Grizzly Man, found it a bit disturbing yet fascinating. I didn't like Treadwell as a person mind, it wasn't because he was shown in an overly eccentric light, there was just something about him that irked me.

That he was a lunatic that endangered other peoples lives?

Great film btw.

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #69 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 09:40:38 PM »
The Avengers.  What utter enjoyable nonsense. 
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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #70 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 10:04:39 PM »


"Sword Stained with Royal Blood"

Much better than I thought it would be. Based on a book, which isn't something I think many Shaw Bros flicks can claim. The story was more engaging than the fights, which is an accomplishment considering how good the fight scenes were, overall.

 It's not f***ing with 8 diagram or 36 Chambers, but it's above a lot of the stuff I've seen. Some damn fine fight choreography in there. Although they went to the wires a bit more than I like, it wasn't a consistent thing, like in later HK flicks.

The fight from the picture was hot s***.

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #71 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 10:14:49 PM »
Wasn't as enthralled at that Winter's Bone as some of you. Good but not brilliant.

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #72 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 10:17:04 PM »
WALL-E, for the first time. I actually loved it, can't actually think of any gripes with it tbh!

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Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #73 on: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 10:40:17 PM »
WALL-E, for the first time. I actually loved it, can't actually think of any gripes with it tbh!
It's f***ing fantastic.

Into the Abyss. Really good, just wish we would have had more time with the convicts, but it's understandable why that wasn't the case.

Re: Film You Didn't Recently Watch
« Reply #74 on: Thursday 13 September 2012, 12:25:49 AM »
knocked up on itv2+1. wouldnt be the end of the world knocking up someone well fit. so long as  im in a position where it isnt total disaster
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