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Title: Movie reccomendations
Post by: corn02 on October 23, 2007, 10:13:39 AM
Following on from movies that you love or hate anyone have any films that we may not have seen and can suggest we watch.

For those who like true story films like Coach Carter I say get Invincible, great show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Donagh on October 23, 2007, 10:23:36 AM
Following on from movies that you love or hate anyone have any films that we may not have seen and can suggest we watch.

For those who like true story films like Coach Carter I say get Invincible, great show.

Death Proof and Planet Terror. Thought both of them were very good. The first is a Tarantino chick flick, if you can imagine such a thing, and the second a very funny gore fest from Robert Rodriguez. The two films were originally meant to be screened together under the name Grindhouse, but you can get both of them separately now.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: whiskeysteve on October 23, 2007, 10:43:14 AM
Hard Rock Zombies
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Post by: stpauls on October 23, 2007, 10:59:33 AM
Donagh, they were released in the states as one movie, but were always going to be released seperatly over here. i heard the reviews on them were not great!

haven't been to the cinema recently, so can't really recommend anything!! Sorry!
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Post by: behind the wire on October 23, 2007, 11:09:08 AM
Has anyone got any info on the film that is supposed to be made about american boxer Micky Ward? i heard Matt Damon was meant to be in it but havent heard anything about it in a while now.
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Post by: Gaoth Dobhair Abu on October 23, 2007, 11:14:05 AM
Anyone seen that new vampire one (or heard any reports)?
30 nights or something, I think its called.
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Post by: hardstation on October 23, 2007, 11:15:34 AM
Has anyone got any info on the film that is supposed to be made about american boxer Micky Ward? i heard Matt Damon was meant to be in it but havent heard anything about it in a while now.
http://www.kensavage.com/index.php/archives/irish-mickey-ward-movie/ (http://www.kensavage.com/index.php/archives/irish-mickey-ward-movie/)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: behind the wire on October 23, 2007, 11:24:20 AM
cheers hardstation. sounds like it should be a good movie when it eventually arrives. if its as good as the last movie made about an irish american boxer (cinderella man) it wont be half bad!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: stpauls on October 23, 2007, 11:29:10 AM
Anyone seen that new vampire one (or heard any reports)?
30 nights or something, I think its called.

i haven't seen it but i have seen th trailers on the tv and looks pretty good if you like vampire flicks!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on October 23, 2007, 12:16:30 PM
Saw Rendition at the weekend. Very good show, but I heard it did poorly at the US Box Office. The subject matter could be the reason though.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: whiskeysteve on October 23, 2007, 12:18:59 PM
I'll Kill You... I'll Bury You... I'll Spit On Your Grave Too!
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Post by: el_cuervo_fc on October 23, 2007, 12:22:16 PM
What about SAW IV anyone seen it yet?  Haven't heard any reports good or bad
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Post by: Rav67 on October 23, 2007, 12:23:29 PM
I've been told Dead Man's Shoes is a great film I'm going to watch it tonight
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Post by: magpie seanie on October 23, 2007, 12:28:32 PM
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Anyone seen that new vampire one (or heard any reports)?
30 nights or something, I think its called.


Its called "30 days of night" but my brother saw it recently and suggested changing the last word of the name to a rhyming word beginning with sh.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: whiskeysteve on October 23, 2007, 12:29:23 PM
agreed Rav. The film I most want to see right now. Looked up a couple of clips on youtube there. 'What the f**k are you looking at?' 'At you, you ****!!!' All the local drug dealers shiteing themselves!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Homer on October 23, 2007, 12:32:32 PM
I'll Kill You... I'll Bury You... I'll Spit On Your Grave Too!

Thats a bit harsh Steve, Ziggy was just suggesting a movie.  ;)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: whiskeysteve on October 23, 2007, 12:53:33 PM
Humanoids From The Deep
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Post by: parttimeexile on October 23, 2007, 03:16:47 PM
Boondock Saints is a good show. Seen it a few years ago but liked it a lot.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on October 23, 2007, 03:35:21 PM
Of the ones released here lately

30 days of Night is shite.
We are the Night with Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg is good
The Game Plan is alright
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on December 22, 2007, 04:19:16 PM
are there any recomendations for over Christmas because according to the TV guide there isn't much on!

I watched "We are Marshall" there - very good but probably one of the most depressing films I've ever seen. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: stew on December 22, 2007, 05:15:02 PM
are there any recomendations for over Christmas because according to the TV guide there isn't much on!

I watched "We are Marshall" there - very good but probably one of the most depressing films I've ever seen. 

You must have loved it then pog. I am surprised you didnt star in it if it was that depressing. :D
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Post by: ONeill on December 22, 2007, 05:20:39 PM
Mr Brooks.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on December 22, 2007, 05:25:52 PM
are there any recomendations for over Christmas because according to the TV guide there isn't much on!

I watched "We are Marshall" there - very good but probably one of the most depressing films I've ever seen. 

You must have loved it then pog. I am surprised you didnt star in it if it was that depressing. :D

At least it portrayed the cold harsh reality of the world and not some flowery shite that you usually get on the TV this time of year.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Dinny Breen on December 22, 2007, 05:29:27 PM
The Lives of Others, could not recommend enough, a gem of a movie...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Claw on December 22, 2007, 05:32:59 PM
Following on from movies that you love or hate anyone have any films that we may not have seen and can suggest we watch.

For those who like true story films like Coach Carter I say get Invincible, great show.
Invincible - quality film!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: corn02 on December 22, 2007, 07:01:38 PM
Indeed Invincible is excellent as is We Are Marshall. Matthew McConaguey (sp?) was surprisingly excellent in it.

Watched shatterred glass last night, very very good.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: magickingdom on December 22, 2007, 09:40:22 PM
Following on from movies that you love or hate anyone have any films that we may not have seen and can suggest we watch.

For those who like true story films like Coach Carter I say get Invincible, great show.
Invincible - quality film!!

just saw it last week - very good
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Carmen Stateside on December 22, 2007, 11:38:36 PM
I am Legend  Will Smith brilliant film! :)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Goats Do Shave on December 23, 2007, 10:16:08 AM
agreed Rav. The film I most want to see right now. Looked up a couple of clips on youtube there. 'What the f**k are you looking at?' 'At you, you ****!!!' All the local drug dealers shiteing themselves!!

Good show, class line!

I'd really reccomend Old Boy(Korean) & Switchblade Romance(French) - Don't let the subtitles put you off guys, I was told to watch them & was worried bout the subtitles - 2 class shows!  ;)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Lecale2 on January 16, 2008, 11:42:47 AM
Has No Country for Old men been shown in Belfast yet?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Goats Do Shave on January 16, 2008, 11:45:22 AM
Has No Country for Old men been shown in Belfast yet?

There were previews last week end - think it opens this week end.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Square Ball on January 16, 2008, 11:55:51 AM
having received 14 nominations for BAFTAS, has anyone seen Atonement? is it a chick flic, an arty farty one or what?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Lecale2 on January 16, 2008, 11:56:18 AM
I love the Coen Brothers films.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AZOffaly on January 16, 2008, 11:57:46 AM
I caught World Trade Centre on Sky Movies the other day. I thought it was very good, although the ex-Marine looking pensively into the sky, on the mobile phone was a bit U-S-A, U-S-A alright. He came down from Connecticut to help in the search for survivors/bodies and was obviously being asked on the phone if he would be back for work soon. His answer, eyes skyward. 'I don't know. They're going to need good men over there to avenge this'. The Schmaltz level was Elevated.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 16, 2008, 09:37:30 PM
Charlie Wilson's war is well worth catching in the cinema.
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Post by: stephenite on January 16, 2008, 09:50:26 PM
I caught World Trade Centre on Sky Movies the other day. I thought it was very good, although the ex-Marine looking pensively into the sky, on the mobile phone was a bit U-S-A, U-S-A alright. He came down from Connecticut to help in the search for survivors/bodies and was obviously being asked on the phone if he would be back for work soon. His answer, eyes skyward. 'I don't know. They're going to need good men over there to avenge this'. The Schmaltz level was Elevated.

That line ruined the movie for me, I was very annoyed, because up to that point, they were doing quite well.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: CiKe on January 16, 2008, 10:05:12 PM
surely whoever mentioned the Boondock Saints is having a laugh - one of worst films I ever had the misfortune to see.

someone mentioned a few foreign ones. A great Spanish thriller is "Tesis" (Thesis). Loved it.

Watched Apocalypto the other night and enjoyed it. Really looking forward to No Country for Old Men, Bardem is generally nothing short of excellent
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 16, 2008, 10:14:37 PM
Has No Country for Old men been shown in Belfast yet?

There were previews last week end - think it opens this week end.

Yeah, starts friday.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 16, 2008, 10:17:01 PM
It's excellent - as is Charlie Wilson's War

looking forward to Cloverfield on Friday
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Post by: Rav67 on January 16, 2008, 10:23:20 PM
City of God
A Room for Romeo Brass
Dead Man's Shoes
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Post by: tyrone86 on January 17, 2008, 12:24:56 AM
Recently, I've watched Fracture,This is England, Blood Diamond and the latest Jason Bourne film and thought they where all decent enough shows. I'd probably rank them in the order listed.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Puckoon on January 17, 2008, 03:14:42 AM
Mr Brooks.

Good enough movie, strange ending.

Recently Id go for The Bucket List, The Bourne Ultimatum, and 3-10 to Yuma. Its hard to beat a western.
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Post by: Fishbat on January 17, 2008, 03:58:22 AM
Saw an Aussie film called "Kenny" about a fella who dungs out dungers at festivals etc...done like a documentary - absolute scream, some of the best one liners i've heard in a while.

at the melbourne cup 150.000 people queuing for the bogs "get ready for today lads we're gonna be busier than a one armed bricklayer in Baghdad"
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on January 17, 2008, 09:59:36 AM
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Recently Id go for The Bucket List, The Bourne Ultimatum, and 3-10 to Yuma. Its hard to beat a western.

Ultimatum is good, and I love a western.  Looking forward to seeing the Jesse James movie. 3-10 to Yuma wasn't as good as I expected though, actually quite disappointing.  We are marshall is ok, and it has its fair share of typical over sentimental American moments. 

I watched the Good Shepherd last night, and thought it was very good.  Mr Brooks was excellent too. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Diet Coke on January 17, 2008, 10:08:58 AM
Alvin and the Chipmonks..............class :D
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Post by: oiddas on January 17, 2008, 10:11:53 AM
I am legend - should have been i am a leg end - pure shite!
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Post by: el_cuervo_fc on January 17, 2008, 10:14:18 AM
Has No Country for Old men been shown in Belfast yet?

There were previews last week end - think it opens this week end.

Yeah, starts friday.



I watched it yesterday and I was engrossed the whole way through.  Javier Bardem in it is excellent in it and plays a psychopath to a T.

There's obviously a few unexpected bits along the way which adds to the overall enjoyment.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film, but it was totally different to what i'd expected.  It's also not something that a woman would enjoy.
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Post by: saffron on January 17, 2008, 10:36:27 AM
Throughly enjoyed it as well - not as good as Fargo but still very very enjoyable.

Took me ages to work out who the main characters wife was...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Moose on January 17, 2008, 12:34:27 PM
Yeah, looking forward to the "No Country for Old Men", read the book last year and its pretty dark, but the Coen brothers are brilliant filmmakers(and have a great sense of humour) so I'm expecting a lot
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 17, 2008, 12:59:58 PM
Looking forward to seeing Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood - it is supposed to be amazing and he's an obvious contender for an Oscar (if they're on that is!).
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Mentalman on January 17, 2008, 01:18:59 PM
Saw "The Assasination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford" last night. Very good, great performances, very well made but...in some ways it's almost like a documentary, and the voice overs adds to that feeling a little. It's still very good, it moves at a steady pace but it definitely isn't an action movie, despite containing very realistic, non-dramatised violence. Pitt, Affleck and Rockwell are excellent, as are all the supporting cast - right from the first moment you first see Affleck as Bob Ford you just get that feeling that there is something creepy about him, and can see why every he invoked that emotion in his contemporaries. Very realistic and not at all romanticised, it focuses on the characters involved not their adventures, but in the end it's very hard to feel much empathy for the characters involved.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: take_yer_points on January 17, 2008, 01:31:19 PM
I am legend - should have been i am a leg end - pure shite!

Agreed! Seen it on Saturday - worst I've seen in a long time.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Square Ball on January 17, 2008, 01:45:59 PM
No country for Old men is on here

http://www.watch-movies.net/movies/no_country_for_old_men (http://www.watch-movies.net/movies/no_country_for_old_men)

click on watch full movie, only watched about 10 minutes of it, very good quality
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Post by: buglebhoy on January 17, 2008, 02:52:20 PM
Charlie wilson's war imho was pure shite, boring!!


Recent films i've seen

This is england and Blood diamond- great shows!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 17, 2008, 07:22:35 PM
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Charlie wilson's war imho was pure shite, boring!!
Care to elaborate?

Was it "pure shite, boring" or was it just not your type of thing?   
The only criticism I'd have of it is that it was too short but Aaron Sorkin is a genius. 
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Post by: Square Ball on January 22, 2008, 09:03:29 PM
fantastic film on tomorrow night, Remember the Titans, its on BBc1 at 11:20
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Post by: ziggysego on January 22, 2008, 09:05:12 PM
fantastic film on tomorrow night, Remember the Titans, its on BBc1 at 11:20

Seen that a few years. Outstanding film. Would have missed it tomorrow SB. Thanks for the notification.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 22, 2008, 09:10:34 PM
fantastic film on tomorrow night, Remember the Titans, its on BBc1 at 11:20

Seen that a few years. Outstanding film. Would have missed it tomorrow SB. Thanks for the notification.
Have it on DVD, brilliant!


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Post by: screenexile on January 22, 2008, 10:41:11 PM
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Charlie wilson's war imho was pure shite, boring!!
Care to elaborate?

Was it "pure shite, boring" or was it just not your type of thing?   
The only criticism I'd have of it is that it was too short but Aaron Sorkin is a genius. 

Totally agree pints... West Wing is probably my favourite TV show ever and I was gutted to learn that they axed Studio 60... I thought it was class. Enjoyed Charlie Wilson's War also the dialogue and the banter in Sorkin's screenplay's is pure class.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Square Ball on January 24, 2008, 01:09:11 AM
fantastic film on tomorrow night, Remember the Titans, its on BBc1 at 11:20

sheer class
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Post by: heganboy on January 24, 2008, 03:01:08 AM
some ive seen recently are quite good, bucket list, mr brooks (v good) and run fat boy run which i really did not expect to like but ended up pissing myself at...
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Post by: ziggysego on January 24, 2008, 08:45:28 AM
You can get trousers to help with that problem heganboy.
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Post by: The squinted eye on January 24, 2008, 09:46:17 AM
Watched Rise of the Foot Soldier over the weekend, loved it. Its a bit like Gangster no 1, you will have to like your violence in films though...which I do!
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Post by: nrico2006 on January 24, 2008, 11:05:00 AM
One of my favourites was on Sky the other night - Fallen.  Anybody else seen it?  I like most films with Denzel, Deja Vu and He Got Game were also very good.
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Post by: Goats Do Shave on January 24, 2008, 11:12:26 AM
One of my favourites was on Sky the other night - Fallen.  Anybody else seen it?  I like most films with Denzel, Deja Vu and He Got Game were also very good.

"... Time is on my side, YES IT IS!!!"

Brilliant!
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 27, 2008, 02:09:20 PM
Glory Road
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Post by: The Corporal on January 28, 2008, 07:31:51 PM
Sweeney Todd??? Any reviews? really want to see it!
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Post by: his holiness nb on January 28, 2008, 07:43:13 PM
Sweeney Todd??? Any reviews? really want to see it!

Burton, Depp, Bonham Carter, gotta be good Corporal.

Has anyone seen Deathproof yet?

Great craic, saw it the other day.
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Post by: An Fear Rua on January 28, 2008, 08:18:25 PM
Sweeney Todd??? Any reviews? really want to see it!

Burton, Depp, Bonham Carter, gotta be good Corporal.

Has anyone seen Deathproof yet?

Great craic, saw it the other day.

Downloaded Sweeny the other night, its not bad, BUT too much singing in it, I know its based on a musical but in "un-Burtons" it a bit
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on January 29, 2008, 01:29:21 PM
No Country for Old Men is the best film I have seen in the cinema for ages.  Two of my friends also liked it, another thought it was crap.  I'm looking forward to There will be Blood and Cloverfield.

I watched One Flew over the Cookoo's Nest last night, thought it was very good.  I'm sure a few of ye have watched this, any opinions on it?

I also have Donnie Brasco on DVD, anyone see this?
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Post by: Maximus Marillius on January 29, 2008, 01:31:27 PM
No Country for Old Men is the best film I have seen in the cinema for ages.  Two of my friends also liked it, another thought it was crap.  I'm looking forward to There will be Blood and Cloverfield.

I watched One Flew over the Cookoo's Nest last night, thought it was very good.  I'm sure a few of ye have watched this, any opinions on it?

I also have Donnie Brasco on DVD, anyone see this?

One flew over the cookoo's nest...all time classic. Jack at his very best. What about the big indain...the first time he speaks...class
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 29, 2008, 01:33:16 PM
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I also have Donnie Brasco on DVD, anyone see this?

Yeah it's in my collection, good show.
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Post by: Galwaybhoy on January 29, 2008, 01:48:33 PM
No Country for Old Men is the best film I have seen in the cinema for ages.  Two of my friends also liked it, another thought it was crap.  I'm looking forward to There will be Blood and Cloverfield.

I watched One Flew over the Cookoo's Nest last night, thought it was very good.  I'm sure a few of ye have watched this, any opinions on it?

I also have Donnie Brasco on DVD, anyone see this?

One flew over the cookoo's nest...all time classic. Jack at his very best. What about the big indain...the first time he speaks...class

Yeah Jack was great.  At his very best is right.  I nearly had an argument with a friend when I said he is so overrated in Batman as the Joker, but in this film he really deserved the Oscar he won.   I couldn't stop laughing when the Indian speaks.  Now parts of the Simpson's make more sense after seeing this film :D
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Post by: Donagh on January 31, 2008, 11:23:04 AM
Have to agree with everyone there on 'No Country for Old Men'. Downloaded and watched it last night and thought it was brilliant. Will probably go and watch it again in the cinema over the weekend. Anyone else pick up on the references to 'The Searchers' (Tommy Lee in the doorway, "That'll be the day", etc)? I assume the title comes from the first line of Sailing to Byzantium by WB Yates:

That is no country for old men. The young
In one another's arms, birds in the trees
Those dying generations at their song,
The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,
Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.
Caught in that sensual music all neglect
Monuments of unageing intellect.
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Post by: nrico2006 on January 31, 2008, 01:21:09 PM
Only saw the Cuckoos nest last year through the free 3month trial with tesco, great show.  Nicholson was brilliant in Batman, and I didn't like the idea of someone else trying to reprise the role.  But when I saw the trailer for the new Batman a few weeks ago when I was at the cinema, Ledger seems to have done a great job.
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Post by: his holiness nb on January 31, 2008, 01:23:12 PM
Saw "Once" last night, nice film, very enjoyable. Dont know about brilliant, but nice.
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Post by: Rick O Shea on January 31, 2008, 01:55:02 PM
Any of our american friends seen cloverfield yet??
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Post by: Captain Scarlet on January 31, 2008, 03:02:32 PM
No Country for Old Men is pure class!
havent seen once but the stateside crowd are ravin about it.
looking forward to juno.

the IFI have a coen brothers season on now. i missed millers crossing, i hear its class?
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Post by: Mentalman on January 31, 2008, 03:07:17 PM
the IFI have a coen brothers season on now. i missed millers crossing, i hear its class?

Brilliant in my opinion, it is one of my favourites.

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Post by: Croí na hÉireann on January 31, 2008, 03:17:06 PM
Speaking of de Coen Brothers, watched Barton Fink, Blood Simple and The Hudsucker Proxy at the weekend, dem boys sure know hoe to tell a story...
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Post by: Surreal Steve on February 03, 2008, 05:25:26 AM
No Country For Old Men-ok show, expected more after seeing it being hyped so much on here
This is England- Good show
Cloverfield-worth a watch, but i watched it on googlevid and the quality wasnt great so probably detracted from my enjoyment of it
Juno-Best out of these four for me. very enjoyable, for all ages too
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Post by: Main Street on February 03, 2008, 01:17:09 PM
I watched One Flew over the Cookoo's Nest last night, thought it was very good.  I'm sure a few of ye have watched this, any opinions on it?

I also have Donnie Brasco on DVD, anyone see this?
One Flew over the Cookoo's Nest is not just very good, it's a perfect film.
What's more the book is excellent. The adaptation of the book onto film was genius.
The film has McMurphy as the central character, the book is seen through the eyes of the Indian, Chief Bromden.

Donnie Brasco, imo is the best I have seen about the Mafia, cut's out all the glamour, superbly well made film. 
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on March 03, 2008, 12:44:09 AM
Watched Juno tonight. Great wee film, and even the missus will enjoy it. The critics all said it was well scripted. I never knew what that meant until I watched this film!

I seen 'gone baby gone' last weekend with Morgan Freeman, and Ben Affleck directing. I don't think it's out here until June, but again another very good film. A lot of the Madeline McCann story about it.
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Post by: gawa316 on March 03, 2008, 01:01:08 AM
Just watching the green mile. Great show easily in my top 5 movies along with Braveheart, Shawshank, Goodfellas and .... shit can't think of a 5th ???
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Post by: hardstation on March 03, 2008, 01:03:46 AM
Watching it myself. Great scannán.

Also, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is brilliant.
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Post by: gawa316 on March 03, 2008, 01:20:18 AM
Watching it myself. Great scannán.

Also, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is brilliant.

Never seen it. Must get it out
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on March 03, 2008, 09:54:20 AM
Cuckoo's nest was one of them films were as a wee lad the poster scared me. One evening a film was starting on BBC 2 a few years back, and I started to watch and at the end thought it was a fantastic film, a classic

Shocked when I checked to see what it was called.....it was chitty, chitty bang bang.



Only joking...it was cuckoo's nest.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Donagh on March 03, 2008, 11:44:43 AM
Watched The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada the other night. Think it is Tommy Lee's Directing debut. Excellent little movie.
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Post by: parttimeexile on March 03, 2008, 03:04:02 PM
Saw Tigerland a few weeks ago and thought it was a really good film. Anyone else see it?
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Post by: Zapatista on March 03, 2008, 03:27:02 PM
I watched One Flew over the Cookoo's Nest last night, thought it was very good.  I'm sure a few of ye have watched this, any opinions on it?

I also have Donnie Brasco on DVD, anyone see this?
One Flew over the Cookoo's Nest is not just very good, it's a perfect film.
What's more the book is excellent. The adaptation of the book onto film was genius.
The film has McMurphy as the central character, the book is seen through the eyes of the Indian, Chief Bromden.

Donnie Brasco, imo is the best I have seen about the Mafia, cut's out all the glamour, superbly well made film. 


The only time I have ever enjoyed a movie better than the book. Great book but I loved the movie.
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Post by: Fíor Gael on March 03, 2008, 03:28:57 PM
I watched One Flew over the Cookoo's Nest last night, thought it was very good.  I'm sure a few of ye have watched this, any opinions on it?

I also have Donnie Brasco on DVD, anyone see this?
One Flew over the Cookoo's Nest is not just very good, it's a perfect film.
What's more the book is excellent. The adaptation of the book onto film was genius.
The film has McMurphy as the central character, the book is seen through the eyes of the Indian, Chief Bromden.

Donnie Brasco, imo is the best I have seen about the Mafia, cut's out all the glamour, superbly well made film. 


Definatley a must see film.
Other older fimls that I'd recommend
'The Field'
'Cool hand Luke'
Full metal Jacket'
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Post by: Jimbobjnr on March 03, 2008, 06:17:18 PM
Can't really look far past The Godfather, its on most peoples top 10 film lists for a reason. Every time you watch it, it gets better.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on March 04, 2008, 07:38:24 PM
C'mon suggest a few more decent films, my rental list is getting low.

No sci fi or love stories.
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Post by: unforgiven on March 04, 2008, 08:14:13 PM
have you seen 'the notebook' POG?
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Post by: pintsofguinness on March 04, 2008, 08:20:50 PM
have you seen 'the notebook' POG?

I said no love stories.
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Post by: hardstation on March 04, 2008, 08:22:45 PM
It's good.
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Post by: unforgiven on March 04, 2008, 08:25:11 PM
Shame, I was gonna build it up to be a cross between 'Walk the Line" and 'The Godfather'!
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Post by: Main Street on March 04, 2008, 08:57:16 PM
Infernal Affairs has had a few showings on Film 4.
dir John Chan  - subtitled.

The Departed is a remake of it but IA is the class film.


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Post by: Norf Tyrone on March 04, 2008, 09:57:57 PM
Has anyone got a media player?
Great wee yoke for films. It's basically an external HD that plugs into your tele and plays films. I take mine to work and leech of others.
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Post by: Shortso79 on March 08, 2008, 10:01:39 AM
Went to see Vantage Point last night.

Really enjoyed it - keeps you thinking the whole way through

The end could have been better

If you like 24 you'll love this film

Shortso rating 9/10
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Post by: nrico2006 on April 30, 2008, 03:58:17 PM
Saw a few good British films recently:

Love, Honour and Obey
Rise of the foot soldier and
Sexy Beast.

Apparently The Business with Danny Dyer is great too. 

An all time classic was on last night - Roadhouse.

I also finally found a region 2 copy of the greatest fight film of all time - Bloodsport!
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Post by: Minder on April 30, 2008, 04:08:16 PM
Saw a few good British films recently:

Love, Honour and Obey
Rise of the foot soldier and
Sexy Beast.

Apparently The Business with Danny Dyer is great too. 

An all time classic was on last night - Roadhouse.

I also finally found a region 2 copy of the greatest fight film of all time - Bloodsport!

Roadhouse is actually based on real events NRico and i was the technical director on it.
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Post by: screenexile on April 30, 2008, 04:19:13 PM
Anybody seen "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"? I went to see it last night and although there is a bit of the chick flick about it I thought it was absolutely hilarious. SOme great one liners and embarrassing scenes to keep people entertained. Oh and no shortage of Eye Candy as well ... WOWZA!





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Post by: nrico2006 on April 30, 2008, 04:42:13 PM
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Roadhouse is actually based on real events NRico and i was the technical director on it.

I was thinking some of the dodgy shirt, hairdos and goings-on were reminiscent of The Mariners.  I even seen you doing a Sam Elliot on the bar aswell, well maybe without the knife!
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Post by: ziggysego on April 30, 2008, 04:52:42 PM
I heard that 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall was supposed to be good. Might go and see it. Anyword on what Iron Man is meant to be like?
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Post by: muppet on April 30, 2008, 05:17:10 PM
Went to 'Lars and the real girl' with last week.

Its a very very quirky film, surprisingly so for an American flim, with an original plot.

She loved it and I would say I enjoyed it. But stay away if you don't like quirky.
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Post by: screenmachine on April 30, 2008, 06:23:57 PM
seen 'we own the night' there recently, good show, well worth a watch!
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Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on April 30, 2008, 06:39:04 PM
I heard that 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall was supposed to be good. Might go and see it. Anyword on what Iron Man is meant to be like?

Your typical Superman-type film

Might go see it over the weekend

Don't go see the new Harold and Kumar movie - it's seriously shit
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Post by: AFS on May 01, 2008, 07:51:15 AM
seen 'we own the night' there recently, good show, well worth a watch!

We own the shite more like. Worst film i've seen this year, and i've watch Paris Hilton's film.
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Post by: Aerlik on May 01, 2008, 08:27:24 AM
I watched " Before the devil knows you're dead" the other night.  Very enjoyable.  Full of gore, shagging, suspense and don't fall asleep.  I also got "Death at a funeral" out on DVD the other night.  What a funny fillum.  Quare craic.

And I took mini-me to see "Howard finds a who".  Dr.Seuss-type stuff.  Enjoyable.  Managed to stay awake all through.  Helped no end by junior telling me what was going to happen having seen the fillum twice before.
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Post by: Goats Do Shave on May 01, 2008, 08:49:24 AM
seen 'we own the night' there recently, good show, well worth a watch!

We own the shite more like. Worst film i've seen this year, and i've watch Paris Hilton's film.

God I thought it was quite good, though I have watched some rubbish lately!

Got it & Rendition out a few weeks ago, enjoyed both of them!
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Post by: gander on May 01, 2008, 10:48:03 AM
Seen the new Jesse James film with Brad Pitt in it recently - Pure Shite!
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Post by: nrico2006 on May 01, 2008, 11:38:18 AM
I bought Jess James and was impressed with certain elements of it but overall it wasn't amazing.

We own the night is average and this kind of movie has been done before.
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Post by: gallsman on May 01, 2008, 01:19:58 PM
Saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall last night, very funny in the usual Apatow style. Strong start and end but the middle is a bit weak and drags out a bit, but definitely worth going to see for a few laughs. Plus, Kristen Bell (even if she is ridiculously c**k-eyed, [no puns please!]) and Mila Kunis look sensational in it!
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Post by: mhacadoir on May 01, 2008, 01:40:23 PM
saw the recruit the other night on telly, with colin farrell and al pacino. very good show.

also saw the sum of all fears which i enjoyed
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Post by: Tony Baloney on May 01, 2008, 01:46:24 PM
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We own the night is average and this kind of movie has been done before.

What were someone infiltrates a gang? Then there would be no Serpico, Donnie Brasco, The Departed etc. etc. Maybe they should only have made one film about WWII, or the Vietnam War...
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Post by: nrico2006 on May 01, 2008, 03:05:49 PM
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What were someone infiltrates a gang? Then there would be no Serpico, Donnie Brasco, The Departed etc. etc. Maybe they should only have made one film about WWII, or the Vietnam War...

Think you mean 'where' not were!

It is hardly a movie about someone infiltrating a gang; he went bugged to one meet and was found out.  The movie was ordinary and was slightly hyped due to its cast.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on May 01, 2008, 08:14:46 PM
I liked Jesse James and We own the night (really liked the car chase scene).

I saw that one about the shooting of John Lennon at the weekend, well worth the watch, interesting. 
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on May 05, 2008, 11:36:44 AM
Saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall last week it weas f**king hilarious I thought, though its just my type of film, I love stupid comedies...

All the fellas from Superbad in it an all, funny as f**k, thought Russell Brand was absolutley class as well.

Kunis is better than Bell, wasn't happy to hear after the film that the tits you see aren't actually Kunis'!!
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Post by: magickingdom on May 05, 2008, 12:36:56 PM
saw forgetting sarah marshal and its a real good laugh, definitely recommend it ;D ;D
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Post by: Zapatista on July 09, 2008, 08:23:17 AM
I sat up untill 2.30am this morning watching 'The Deer Hunter'. What a shit movie >:(
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Post by: rosnarun on July 09, 2008, 09:45:42 AM
I sat up untill 2.30am this morning watching 'The Deer Hunter'. What a shit movie >:(

you cant say that to a generation who   fell asleep and nearly missed ALI V Spink (open to correction long time ago ) because of it, fond memories
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 09, 2008, 09:49:37 AM
Done the family bit this week...

....SATC and Kung Fu panda this week.

SATC was better than I hoped. Aptly named, but don't go expecting high speed car chases etc.

KFP..quality. Not as lol as Shrek or Toy Story but very good all the same. Loved the fight scenes. It was the wee fellas first time in the cinema, so maybe that added to the whole thing.
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Post by: The Gs Man on July 09, 2008, 09:54:53 AM
I sat up untill 2.30am this morning watching 'The Deer Hunter'. What a shit movie >:(

 :o  WHAT?  Thats one of my favourite movies of all time.
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Post by: bridgegael on July 09, 2008, 09:56:03 AM
dunno if these have been mentioned,  watched Rendition and Kiterunner both very good shows.
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Post by: Zapatista on July 09, 2008, 10:00:56 AM
I sat up untill 2.30am this morning watching 'The Deer Hunter'. What a shit movie >:(

 :o  WHAT?  Thats one of my favourite movies of all time.

My house mate said that too but after we watched it lastnight I said to him it was shit and he said "fcuk that was pretty crap alright".
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Post by: Dinny Breen on July 09, 2008, 11:33:24 AM
Saw The Mist at the weekend, surprisingly good and very jumpy, all in the head mind...
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Post by: The Claw on July 09, 2008, 11:38:25 AM
Saw wanted, absolutely ridiculous craic goin on it in. Some bits entertaining but in general, poor, not worth the admission fee. 3/10
Also saw Hancock, had the potential to be good, again, some parts are good, good storyline, action and acting but there was just something missing to make it a good film. 6/10
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Post by: Onion Bag on July 09, 2008, 11:40:27 AM
Watched American Gangster at the weekend, thought it was brilliant!
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Post by: The Gs Man on July 09, 2008, 11:46:19 AM
I sat up untill 2.30am this morning watching 'The Deer Hunter'. What a shit movie >:(

 :o  WHAT?  Thats one of my favourite movies of all time.

My house mate said that too but after we watched it lastnight I said to him it was shit and he said "fcuk that was pretty crap alright".

 :o  Maybe it's just because Im big into stuff about the Vietnam War, but I thought it was a great way of showing the aftermath of the war and how it mentally affected those in it.  Although it's not a Vietnam Film as such.  Maybe you were expecting it to be like Platoon or Apocalypse Now?  Both class films.
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Post by: Goats Do Shave on July 09, 2008, 12:00:43 PM
I sat up untill 2.30am this morning watching 'The Deer Hunter'. What a shit movie >:(

 :o  WHAT?  Thats one of my favourite movies of all time.

My house mate said that too but after we watched it lastnight I said to him it was shit and he said "fcuk that was pretty crap alright".

 :o  Maybe it's just because Im big into stuff about the Vietnam War, but I thought it was a great way of showing the aftermath of the war and how it mentally affected those in it.  Although it's not a Vietnam Film as such.  Maybe you were expecting it to be like Platoon or Apocalypse Now?  Both class films.

Platoon is class, Apocalypse Now... very hard to watch! (2 versions though?)
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Post by: Zapatista on July 09, 2008, 12:13:48 PM
:o  Maybe it's just because Im big into stuff about the Vietnam War, but I thought it was a great way of showing the aftermath of the war and how it mentally affected those in it.  Although it's not a Vietnam Film as such.  Maybe you were expecting it to be like Platoon or Apocalypse Now?  Both class films.

I did find the stuff set in Vietnam Good. I hated the start with them leaving work and going on the piss, it was drawing out to long with terrible dialog. I hated the wedding scene which lasted for an irritating 30 mins with little dialog and finally established very little. The Vietnam stuff was good and the aftermath was OK, it too was drawing out with poor dialog. Neither the Vietnam or post Vietnam made up for a terrible first hour/hour and a half.

I didn't even know it was about Vietnam. Perhaps it was break through when it was released but the idea has been done a lot since and that might have taken away from my view.

Platoon and Apocalypse Now are fantastic the latter in particular.
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Post by: The Gs Man on July 09, 2008, 12:25:47 PM
:o  Maybe it's just because Im big into stuff about the Vietnam War, but I thought it was a great way of showing the aftermath of the war and how it mentally affected those in it.  Although it's not a Vietnam Film as such.  Maybe you were expecting it to be like Platoon or Apocalypse Now?  Both class films.

I did find the stuff set in Vietnam Good. I hated the start with them leaving work and going on the piss, it was drawing out to long with terrible dialog. I hated the wedding scene which lasted for an irritating 30 mins with little dialog and finally established very little. The Vietnam stuff was good and the aftermath was OK, it too was drawing out with poor dialog. Neither the Vietnam or post Vietnam made up for a terrible first hour/hour and a half.

I didn't even know it was about Vietnam. Perhaps it was break through when it was released but the idea has been done a lot since and that might have taken away from my view.

Platoon and Apocalypse Now are fantastic the latter in particular.

I know what you mean about the start being kinda slow, but I enjoyed that part.  For me, it helped develop the characters a lot more and so by the time you got to the Russian Roulette scene I knew them better and it affected me more.  As I said earlier it's not a Vietnam Film as such.  it's more of a social commentary on war.....you could change the scene to any war and it would have the same psychological impact.

Ah well, different Strokes for different folks and all that.

I seen Juno on Saturday night.  Enjoyable wee film.
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Post by: Over the Bar on July 09, 2008, 12:34:07 PM
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I sat up untill 2.30am this morning watching 'The Deer Hunter'. What a shit movie

you cant say that to a generation who   fell asleep and nearly missed ALI V Spink (open to correction long time ago ) because of it, fond memories

Pretty sure that you are spot on there.   I also recall that at the min-point of the film, the bit where they are in the cages with rats, the film started from the beginning again.
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 09, 2008, 12:36:49 PM
:o  Maybe it's just because Im big into stuff about the Vietnam War, but I thought it was a great way of showing the aftermath of the war and how it mentally affected those in it.  Although it's not a Vietnam Film as such.  Maybe you were expecting it to be like Platoon or Apocalypse Now?  Both class films.

I did find the stuff set in Vietnam Good. I hated the start with them leaving work and going on the piss, it was drawing out to long with terrible dialog. I hated the wedding scene which lasted for an irritating 30 mins with little dialog and finally established very little. The Vietnam stuff was good and the aftermath was OK, it too was drawing out with poor dialog. Neither the Vietnam or post Vietnam made up for a terrible first hour/hour and a half.

I didn't even know it was about Vietnam. Perhaps it was break through when it was released but the idea has been done a lot since and that might have taken away from my view.

Platoon and Apocalypse Now are fantastic the latter in particular.

I know what you mean about the start being kinda slow, but I enjoyed that part.  For me, it helped develop the characters a lot more and so by the time you got to the Russian Roulette scene I knew them better and it affected me more.  As I said earlier it's not a Vietnam Film as such.  it's more of a social commentary on war.....you could change the scene to any war and it would have the same psychological impact.

Ah well, different Strokes for different folks and all that.

I seen Juno on Saturday night.  Enjoyable wee film.

Yip...Juno is very good. Great dialogue in it.
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Post by: 5 Sams on July 09, 2008, 12:49:58 PM
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I sat up untill 2.30am this morning watching 'The Deer Hunter'. What a shit movie

you cant say that to a generation who   fell asleep and nearly missed ALI V Spink (open to correction long time ago ) because of it, fond memories

Pretty sure that you are spot on there.   I also recall that at the min-point of the film, the bit where they are in the cages with rats, the film started from the beginning again.

Sorry lads but yiz are way off...it was "The Great White Hope" Gerry Cooney V Larry Holmes in 1982.....fcuk I'm getting old :'(
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Post by: nrico2006 on July 09, 2008, 01:08:18 PM
I only got around to watching Deer Hunter about 2 months ago and thought it was excellent.  As for Apocalypse Now - pure tripe!

Juno was a good show with your man Bateman again enhancing his profile - I hadn't seen him really since Teen Wolf Too!  I see he is in Hancock aswell.
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Post by: Canalman on July 09, 2008, 01:10:28 PM
The new Indiana Jones movie imo is crap as is No Country for Old Men ????? , the multi oscar winner by the Coen Bros (who I usually like).
There have been some great westerns on TG4 recently with the great Lee van Cleef.
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Post by: Croí na hÉireann on July 09, 2008, 01:35:08 PM
Saw Gone Baby Gone at the weekend, very good, has something for everyone...
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Post by: Goats Do Shave on July 09, 2008, 01:43:50 PM
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No Country for Old Men ??

I loved it!!

Best 'baddie' ever!!
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Post by: nrico2006 on July 09, 2008, 04:35:08 PM
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No Country for Old Men ??

I loved it!!

Best 'baddie' ever!!

Good movie, shit ending!
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Post by: Onion Bag on July 09, 2008, 04:38:55 PM
Saw Gone Baby Gone at the weekend, very good, has something for everyone...

Seen it myself, really enjoyed it  ;)
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Post by: Croí na hÉireann on July 09, 2008, 04:46:21 PM
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No Country for Old Men ??

I loved it!!

Best 'baddie' ever!!

Good movie, shit ending!

Does every movie have to wrap every possible storyline up into a nice little bow tie??? Personally I loved the ending and they wtf reaction in the cinema, similar to The Sopranos, a little drama goes a long way...
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Post by: nrico2006 on July 09, 2008, 05:04:41 PM
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Does every movie have to wrap every possible storyline up into a nice little bow tie??? Personally I loved the ending and they wtf reaction in the cinema, similar to The Sopranos, a little drama goes a long way...

I anticipated a response such as yours but the ending was shit simple as that.  I appreciate a bit of drama but in this case it didn't fit in with the rest of the film.  As for the end of Soprano's, if you're into that kind of ending fair play to you.  I haven't watched the series, but I know of the ending and I'd prefer to know actually what happened as opposed to being left clueless.
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Post by: Puckoon on July 09, 2008, 05:10:47 PM
Just watched "In bruges" and "Charlie Bartlett" over the weekend. Decent enough flicks - not going to win any awards. Some very funny "irish" moments in in bruges, colin farrell is very good in it.
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Post by: clarshack on July 09, 2008, 05:13:45 PM
in the last week i've watched for the 1st time: the departed, scarface and american gangster. in ranking order of which was the best one i'd put 1. scarface 2. american gangster 3. the departed (i thought some aspects of this film were a bit silly to be honest)
i also watched gone baby gone recently and thought it was just ok.
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Post by: Niall Quinn on July 09, 2008, 06:44:31 PM
The Dark Knight is getting rave early reviews - looking forward to this one.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_dark_knight/
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Post by: An Fear Rua on July 09, 2008, 06:55:44 PM
Just watched "In bruges" and "Charlie Bartlett" over the weekend. Decent enough flicks - not going to win any awards. Some very funny "irish" moments in in bruges, colin farrell is very good in it.

watched it last weekend, very enjoyable- "yiz are a pack of elephants"
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Post by: Fluffy Che on July 12, 2008, 12:31:40 PM
http://www.righteouskill-themovie.com/ Might spark some interest with these two old hams..
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Post by: FL/MAYO on July 12, 2008, 06:30:59 PM
http://www.righteouskill-themovie.com/ Might spark some interest with these two old hams..

Looks like something I would watch, I hope the best parts of the movie were not in the trailer.
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Post by: Fluffy Che on July 12, 2008, 08:41:53 PM
l agree...two great actors tho some of the recent work did'nt really do it for me. l will be in Miami when it opens and will definately check it out.
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Post by: achadh gallain on July 12, 2008, 08:43:49 PM
i thought kung fu panda was a good wee show!! tho i did feel a wee bit old to be there  :-\

watched anchorman last nite aswell.. that film will never get old!! legendary!  :D
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Post by: Yes I Would on July 13, 2008, 01:32:03 AM
After watching 'The Last King of Scotland' . Thought it was a good enough show!
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 13, 2008, 01:45:20 AM
After watching 'The Last King of Scotland' . Thought it was a good enough show!


Yip. Was good enough, but I thought that maybe it was because I was ignorant to the story.
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Post by: nic on July 13, 2008, 11:08:24 AM

The Princess Bride- An oldie but a goodie
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Post by: The Iceman on July 15, 2008, 05:29:59 PM
the new Rambo - definitely one for the boys

Iron Man - quality show for any marvel fans

Incredible Hulk - surprisingly good

Can't wait for the Dark Night - have pre-ordered my IMax tickets for NYC - gonna be mental
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Post by: hitzelsperger on July 15, 2008, 06:19:15 PM
last king of scotland is great show as is the departed. has anyone watched Mr Brooks with Costner and Demi Moore, great viewing!
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Post by: Puckoon on July 15, 2008, 06:23:48 PM
Mr Brooks, good show. Iffy ending.
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Post by: Mack the finger on July 15, 2008, 06:35:34 PM
Really enjoyed 'Before the devil knows you're dead' with phillip seymour hoffman.

Am sure someones already mentioned it but 'Dead man's shoes' is an absolute classic.

Anyone seen that new one with Daniel Day lewis yet, the one he got the oscar for? Will try and
rent it soon.
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Post by: The Iceman on July 15, 2008, 06:59:08 PM
there will be blood

DDL puts in another great performance but for me the film wasnt that good itself
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Post by: The Corporal on July 15, 2008, 10:54:54 PM
Finally saw  No Country For Old Men... good film but was left disappointed with the ending! It's like they ended it mid scene.

Dark Knight is going to be awesome, pre-booked my tickets for it last week!
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on July 15, 2008, 10:59:04 PM
Pre booked dark knight as well, in that vip crap the odyssey, anyone been, is it really that good??
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Post by: corn02 on July 15, 2008, 11:20:06 PM
No Country for no men was fantastic from start to finish, There will be blood  was very dissapointing, don't think I looked forward to a film as much in a long time.

Watched Knocked up this week, pretty decent.

Seen the Happening last week, shite!
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 16, 2008, 10:19:24 AM
Anyone seen WALL-E yet?

The wife got the... ahem... DVD of it last week (Long story), and the DVD quality was just ok. Sat and watched it with the wee lad, and thought it was fairly good. There is very little dialogue for the first 40 minutes or so, so the film is essentially two parts.

Now the wee boy is 3 so I thought he'd get bored after 10 minutes. Not a hate. Sat gob smacked throughout, and then asked to watch it again straight away!

I have read all the reviews this week, and everyone claims it to be the greatest animation film ever! I think I have missed something, maybe as it was a poor copy, or I was sick at the time, so me and him are for the cinema to watch it this week. It's good...but not the greatness that is being bestowed on it.

Anyone else see it?
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Post by: Hereiam on July 16, 2008, 10:25:08 AM
Watched SAW lll last nite. The fella that come up with that whole SAW concept should be locked up for even thinking like that. Unreal.
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Post by: Zapatista on July 16, 2008, 10:31:04 AM
No Country for no men was fantastic from start to finish, There will be blood  was very dissapointing, don't think I looked forward to a film as much in a long time.

Watched Knocked up this week, pretty decent.

Seen the Happening last week, shite!

There Will Be blood is an excellent movie. I loved it.

No Country was good but not great. I was surprised Tommy Lee Jones actually did a good job for a change. The Hitchhiker was a better movie.

I really liked Kung Fu Panda.

Hancock was an Ok movie. It's about a Super Hero with a few emotional problems. It's a romanitic comedy really.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on July 23, 2008, 09:16:39 PM
Mr Brooks - excellent
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 23, 2008, 10:47:30 PM
Has no one seen Wall-E yet?
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Post by: Gold on July 23, 2008, 11:16:02 PM
Has no one seen Wall-E yet?

i went on saturday mornin with 4 year old

i thought it was very good, thought it would be too old for the young fella but he loved it and didnt take his eyes off it

would go and see it again though also as i dont know why i thought it was so good as i cant really remember any dialogue or point to it
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Post by: Onion Bag on July 24, 2008, 08:54:55 AM
I watched Zoolander the other night on Film4, Thought it was a load of shite the 1st time i sat down to watch it, turned it off after 10 mins, but im glad i give it a second chance and thought it was very funny  but stupid if you know what i mean
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Post by: Zapatista on July 24, 2008, 08:59:11 AM
I saw Wall.e on Tuesday. I really enjoyed it. Very little dialogue but entertaining all the same. It could be the new ET.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on July 24, 2008, 11:21:31 AM
I watched Zoolander the other night on Film4, Thought it was a load of shite the 1st time i sat down to watch it, turned it off after 10 mins, but im glad i give it a second chance and thought it was very funny  but stupid if you know what i mean

Yeah Zoolander is class

Merman!!
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Post by: buglebhoy on July 24, 2008, 11:29:51 AM
Saw Gone Baby Gone at the weekend, very good, has something for everyone...

brilliant film
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Post by: Niall Quinn on September 25, 2008, 03:55:13 AM
I enjoyed Burn After Reading. Fascinating characters.
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Post by: The Corporal on September 25, 2008, 08:11:00 AM
Seen Step Brothers the other week, possibly the funniest movie ive ever seen
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Post by: screenexile on September 25, 2008, 09:10:06 AM
Watched Stepbrothers too but after the first sort of half an hour when the brothers stopped fighting eachother I kind of lost interest and the story dicintegrated massively. I know it's not a plotline I'm looking for in these types of movie but they could have made a bit of an effort at some kind of decent story. Not a patch on Anchorman, Wedding Crashers, Old School but fairly amusing.

The scene with the Drumkit will be a keeper and one fired about between lads for a log time. "Look my balls are on your drumkit." "Ha well my drum kit's a guy so that means your gay!"
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Post by: mannix on September 25, 2008, 09:12:35 AM
There will be blood,

terrible storyline, the acting of daniel day lewis and the young preacher can save even a very bad movie, they are both unreal actors.

watched    one flew over the cuckoos nest,,, first time seeing it, very impressed with nicholson and the cast, great acting.
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Post by: nrico2006 on September 25, 2008, 09:16:41 AM
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watched    one flew over the cuckoos nest,,, first time seeing it, very impressed with nicholson and the cast, great acting.

Only seen it last year myself - class.  The water horse is some show!
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Post by: Aerlik on September 25, 2008, 01:00:03 PM
The Bank Job
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Mongol

All very enjoyable.

Wall-E; well, it was OK.  I watched it with mini-me and he loved it as most/all 7 y.o.'s would.  Still hard to beat Wallis and Grommit and Toy Story.
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Post by: corn02 on September 25, 2008, 01:01:37 PM
There will be blood one of the biggest dissapointments ever. Watched No Country for Old Men again last night - excellent.
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Post by: The Iceman on September 25, 2008, 01:19:33 PM
The Lost Boys the Tribe has to be the worst film I've seen in 10 years

stay away
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Post by: The Corporal on September 25, 2008, 01:24:16 PM
The Lost Boys the Tribe has to be the worst film I've seen in 10 years

stay away

What was the previous worst Iceman?
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Post by: full back on September 25, 2008, 01:28:21 PM
Thought the start of Stepbrothers wasnt bad but it went slowly downhill
I think it is one of the breed 'silly' films & the comedy in them seems to be an acquired taste (like many recent 'comedies')
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Post by: An Fear Rua on September 25, 2008, 01:41:59 PM
Is it wrong that I laughed out loud when watching "Dont mess with the Zohan"?
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Post by: Goats Do Shave on September 25, 2008, 01:43:57 PM
The Asterix movie!  :'(
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Post by: tbrick18 on September 25, 2008, 02:18:15 PM
Has no one seen Wall-E yet?

I went to see it with my wee girl, was disappointed to be honest. It took too long for anything much to happen that would keep the attention of a child.
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Post by: tbrick18 on September 25, 2008, 02:19:25 PM
Saw Gone Baby Gone at the weekend, very good, has something for everyone...

brilliant film

Very good film even if it was predictable.
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Post by: tbrick18 on September 25, 2008, 02:24:48 PM
There will be blood one of the biggest dissapointments ever. Watched No Country for Old Men again last night - excellent.

Agree on No Country for Old Men.....fantastic film.
Saw In Bruges for the first time at the weekend....best film I've seen in years. Hilarious. Put me in the mood to watch Intermission again too, not as good as In Bruges but still very funny.

Another recent film that I thought very good....30 Days of Night.

Also, one of my all-time favourite films was on last weekend (TV3 I think), Legends of the Fall, love it.
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Post by: Goats Do Shave on September 25, 2008, 02:27:24 PM
In Brugges is class - seen it 2 weeks ago... I love the bit when the 2 older fellas are having a beer outside the cafe, on the square.

Super dialogue!
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Post by: The Iceman on September 25, 2008, 06:48:52 PM
The Lost Boys the Tribe has to be the worst film I've seen in 10 years

stay away

What was the previous worst Iceman?

stop or my mom will shoot

but this one beats it

its one of those films you watch and you think it can't stay this bad for the whole hour and a half and you wait and wait and its over and every single minute was shit and you hate yourself for wasting the time and the money!
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Post by: The Corporal on September 25, 2008, 06:55:30 PM
Iceman have you ever seen a film called Snakes on a Train?? Its a straight to dvd film that is soo bad that i turned it off after 3mins! Possibly the worst film that has ever been made
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Post by: The Iceman on September 25, 2008, 07:32:48 PM
seen the previews and avoided it! I dont seem to watch films as much as in the 80's 90's
i think back then i seen everything going and would consider myself an 80's and 90's film buff
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Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on September 25, 2008, 07:34:08 PM
I saw the biggest load of shite on TV last night - it was one of them Leprechaun horror films
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Post by: tbrick18 on September 26, 2008, 01:53:25 PM
I saw the biggest load of shite on TV last night - it was one of them Leprechaun horror films

 :D
they are bad bad films. In the same genre....the chucky films (or childs play to give it it's proper name) are a waste of time.
Anything with stephen segeal is also pants.
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Post by: delboy on September 26, 2008, 01:55:44 PM
Anything with stephen segeal is also pants.

Take that back, segal movies are so bad that they're actually 'good'
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Post by: full back on September 26, 2008, 01:58:03 PM
Segal films are sh1te & only slightly worse than the Van Damme films were he tries to 'act' instead of concentrating on fighting

As bad films go, Aeon Flux was one of the worst ever & I mean the worst
Doubt if many people even seen the film
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Post by: corn02 on September 26, 2008, 02:09:56 PM
Is it wrong that I laughed out loud when watching "Dont mess with the Zohan"?

Very,very wrong. One of only two films I have ever left early on in the cinema. A Good Year being the other.
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Post by: The GAA on September 26, 2008, 02:23:06 PM
I saw the biggest load of shite on TV last night - it was one of them Leprechaun horror films

You were watching a rerun of last sunday's all ireland final
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Post by: nrico2006 on September 26, 2008, 02:36:43 PM
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Segal films are sh1te & only slightly worse than the Van Damme films were he tries to 'act' instead of concentrating on fighting

As bad films go, Aeon Flux was one of the worst ever & I mean the worst
Doubt if many people even seen the film

Granted alot of his films are bad but some are classics (obviously Under Siege but also Hard to Kill and Nico).

Van Damme had alot of 'better' movies such as Bloodsport, AWOL, Universal Soldier and Hard Target.).

Aeon Flux is dung, I would agree with you in that it is probably one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

There is some brilliant Brad Pitt movies such as 7 Years in Tibet, Legends of the Fall, 12 Monkeys and A River Runs Through It.

Recently watched Atonement(crap) and for the first time I watched Ali which I thought was pretty impressive but then again I love all Michael Mann movies.

On the topic of worst movie ever, its hard to remember the really bad ones but I do remember seeing one last year that was among the worst I had ever seen - Sunshine with Cillian Murphy.
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Post by: The Corporal on September 26, 2008, 02:59:43 PM
Does anyone watch the films that are on the Sci-Fi channel on sky? They show some good films but a lot of the time they show made for tv films which are tripe!
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Post by: The Iceman on September 26, 2008, 05:48:25 PM
Segals movies recently have been rough - he is getting too old and can't pull off the moves he was famous for

Under Siege, Hard to Kill and Nico are definitely his best

Van-Damme was a long time favourite of mine growing up - Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Universal Soldier, Hard Target and Double Team being some of the better ones - he like Segal has had some rougher ones lately.
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Post by: Terry Tate on September 26, 2008, 09:44:50 PM
Has anyone mentioned Dodgeball? "no-one makes me bleed my own blood" classic
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Post by: corn02 on September 27, 2008, 12:43:36 PM
Dodgeball was an average film the first time I watched it - as Stiller says in Extras it's layered.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on September 27, 2008, 12:45:50 PM
Watched "Awake" the other night - it was an interesting one, worth a watch.

it was "thirteen conversations about one thing" last night, it was decent.
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Post by: hardstation on September 27, 2008, 07:49:40 PM
Saw some shite about your phone ringing then you kick the bucket. Missed call or something. Crap.
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Post by: The Iceman on September 29, 2008, 07:59:57 PM
Thought Vantage Point was a decent show - watched it a few weeks back

Watched 300 again last night - i tried to convince the missus she would enjoy it LOL sure she would - seriously love its your man from P.S I love you haha
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Post by: tbrick18 on September 29, 2008, 08:05:29 PM
Has anyone ever seen "Things to do in Denver when you're dead"? Mid nineties it came out...I thought it was a class film and there was one fantastic line in it I have always remembered when a hit man burst into a room to make a kill....."I am Godzilla, you are Japan".

Another couple of cult classics....The Crow, Leon, True Romance and all the Clint Eastwood Spaghetti westerns!
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Post by: Tony Baloney on September 29, 2008, 08:29:50 PM
Thought Vantage Point was a decent show - watched it a few weeks back

Watched 300 again last night - i tried to convince the missus she would enjoy it LOL sure she would - seriously love its your man from P.S I love you haha
Didn't fancy Vantage Point myself. Me and Mrs. B started watching some shite called Over Her Dead Body the other night with the one from Desperate Housewives in it. It lasted about 30 mins before the stop button was hit! Sex and the City got the same response last week.
I started watching Rescue Dawn the other night with Christian Bale but didn't watch much. Anyone seen it and is it worth persevering with?
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Post by: longball on September 29, 2008, 09:53:21 PM
Taken is very good liam neeson was awesome in it. def go c it
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Post by: Bensars on September 29, 2008, 10:11:12 PM







Both available now with a quick search
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Post by: Donagh on September 30, 2008, 08:59:54 AM
Hunger is well worth a look. Picture quality is okay for an Xvid.

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4404503/Hunger.2008.RERIP.LiMiTED.DVDSCR.XViD-HLS (http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4404503/Hunger.2008.RERIP.LiMiTED.DVDSCR.XViD-HLS)
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Post by: The Corporal on September 30, 2008, 09:21:32 AM
Tony thats exactly what you have to do with Rescue Dawn, persevere with it. I watched it a lock of weeks back and it took a while to get into but by the end of the film i thought it was great.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on September 30, 2008, 08:41:30 PM
Saw some shite about your phone ringing then you kick the bucket. Missed call or something. Crap.

Saw this myself HS. In the f**king cinema, total waste of money. Though I have the freaky ringtone and play it the odd time to freak the woman out.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on September 30, 2008, 10:42:31 PM
Tony thats exactly what you have to do with Rescue Dawn, persevere with it. I watched it a lock of weeks back and it took a while to get into but by the end of the film i thought it was great.
Cheers Corporal. I'll maybe give it another lash later in the week. I had seen good reviews of it and usually like that sort of flick but just wasn't in the form for it the other night.
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Post by: full back on October 01, 2008, 09:54:36 AM
Dont ever, ever get a show out called Crazy Eight
It is on par with Aeon Flux
Complete & utter tripe
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Post by: Candyman on October 10, 2008, 09:36:20 AM
Watched "50 Dead Men Walking" lastnite...
It was OK but nothing special and the ending was brutal!!
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Post by: screenexile on October 10, 2008, 09:47:29 AM
Saw Tropic Thunder the other night and it's one of the funniest films I've ever seen. To be honest I found myself falling over laughing at times when the rest of the cinema could barely manage a smile but it has so many subtle jokes in it that will have your stomach in knots.

Robert Downey jnr playing an Australian who plays a black man in a Vietnam movie has to be seen and heard to believe. Great show!
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Post by: nrico2006 on October 10, 2008, 10:08:07 AM
Watched a classic for first time in years the other night as it was down in price in HMV - IT.  Pennywise was a scary mofo.  It then prompted me to pull Dreamcatcher out of the collection to watch again, quality.  Gotta love Stephen King.  He really loves the Northwest!
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Post by: The Corporal on October 10, 2008, 11:40:21 AM
Agree with ya Nrico, gotta love Stephen King. IT scared the living daylights outta me when i was a nipper and watching it again brings those memories back.

Watched Starship Troopers, the 1st one, on dvd again the other night and think it's a quality show.
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Post by: nrico2006 on October 10, 2008, 01:29:56 PM
The first one was class, especially with Denise Richards and then your other doll who Casper Van Dien got stuck into.  I seen the ad for a 3rd one with him back in it, might take a look at it.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on October 13, 2008, 07:55:16 PM
Saw Pineapple Express there last night, fuckin loved it... James Franco was a laugh in it... So was the teacher who was the fella who knocked Seth down in Superbad then got into a fight at the party, played a creep in this as well, brilliant.
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Post by: Dubh driocht on October 13, 2008, 08:20:58 PM
Saw the new Coen Brother fim, 'Burn after reading '-very good if you like the Coen Brothers.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on October 13, 2008, 08:55:41 PM
The first one was class, especially with Denise Richards and then your other doll who Casper Van Dien got stuck into.  I seen the ad for a 3rd one with him back in it, might take a look at it.
Nrico I'd say you're the sort of boy knows how many minutes and seconds into Wild Things Denise and Neve get it on!
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Post by: Bensars on October 13, 2008, 08:59:17 PM
Taken is very good liam neeson was awesome in it. def go c it

What he said
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Post by: Goats Do Shave on October 14, 2008, 07:45:05 AM
Gone Baby Gone - Good show
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Post by: Hank Everlast on October 14, 2008, 08:34:13 AM
Xtra vision have had a deal on 'any dvd for a pound' and ive been taking advantage!!

Disturbia -- predictable but not bad.
Pathology -- Sick, but good plot and twists
never back down -- karate kid meets fast and the furious, easily watched.
adulthood -- good but really need to have seen kidulthood first.
10,000bc -- really really good gripping film, i wasnt expecting it to be

Righteous Kill -- disappointing,e xpected more considering the cast
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Post by: The Iceman on October 14, 2008, 03:07:57 PM
I heard 10,000 BC was horrible - is it really worth watching Hank?
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Post by: nifan on October 14, 2008, 03:24:14 PM
I thought 10,000 BC was pretty horrible myself
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Post by: Hank Everlast on October 14, 2008, 04:15:43 PM
i really thought it wasnt gunna be to my liking, but it was not wat i expected at all and i wud recommend it to anyone.
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Post by: Trevor Hill on October 14, 2008, 10:40:27 PM
Gone Baby Gone - Good show

I`ll second that. Few good twists.
Though I had to watch Sex In The City as a trade off and it was terrible. Absolute sh*te. How do women enjoy that crap?
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Post by: nrico2006 on October 15, 2008, 09:05:03 AM
Saw Taken last night - very good film, especially for the action lovers!  Pity there wasn't more of Holly Valance in it though!

Has anyone seen her add on RTE recently?  Class!
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Post by: milltown row on October 17, 2008, 10:32:14 PM
a few dollars more on tg4, one of the best trilogy's ever. good the bad and the ugly is priceless. some scenes are unreal. never bores me
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Post by: ONeill on October 17, 2008, 10:38:56 PM
Good call.
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Post by: hardstation on October 17, 2008, 10:39:55 PM
Good call.
Who's in that?
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Post by: ONeill on October 17, 2008, 10:46:13 PM
Busby. Chubby oul lad you'd see on the Glen Rd.
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Post by: give her dixie on October 17, 2008, 10:52:04 PM
The return of the man who never came back
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Post by: hardstation on October 17, 2008, 10:58:26 PM
Busby. Chubby oul lad you'd see on the Glen Rd.
Yet to meet him. I'll keep an eye out.
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Post by: The Iceman on October 18, 2008, 01:50:59 AM
had to sit through the love guru last night
I think I managed one laugh and two smirks - friggin horrible

mate of mine went on a dateast night and seen that new one quarantine - said it was one of the worst films he ever seen
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Post by: maggie on October 18, 2008, 09:02:11 AM
had to sit through the love guru last night
I think I managed one laugh and two smirks - friggin horrible

mate of mine went on a dateast night and seen that new one quarantine - said it was one of the worst films he ever seen


How did his date go?
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Post by: leenie on October 18, 2008, 04:41:14 PM


GREMLINS...................

it's on rte2 at the moment

how the hell did i watch it as a child............ i'm freakin scared now!    :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Post by: maggie on October 18, 2008, 05:25:39 PM
The Notebook-cried the bit out watching it  :'( :'(
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Post by: leenie on October 18, 2008, 05:45:22 PM
The Notebook-cried the bit out watching it  :'( :'(


so true maggie............... class film but i didn't cry!

only one film has ever made me cry.... the green mile!

you should check out atonement!
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Post by: leenie on October 18, 2008, 05:57:45 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

when i went to see titanic years ago, which we all did! so no abuse! i was sitting in the cinema and the row of seats we were sitting in was kinda shaking.... wondering wat the flip was going on.... i turned to my 3 friends i was with to see them crying uncontrollably.... i think it was only 10 mins into the film! afterwards they had to go into the bathrooms to splash their faces with cold water as there was a queue of people (some we knew) waiting to go to the next showing in

it's a fond memory i have!
and now makes me laugh when i watch titanic!
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Post by: pintsofguinness on October 18, 2008, 06:18:41 PM
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when i went to see titanic years ago, which we all did! so no abuse!
Do you know I'd say I was one of the last people in the world to see that film. - not a bad show, no, i didn't cry either.


Watched be kind rewind - waste of time.
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Post by: leenie on October 18, 2008, 06:25:32 PM
can't wait until the 31st...................

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

the quantum of solace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Rav67 on October 18, 2008, 06:29:47 PM
The Negotiator was on FX a few nights ago, it's about 10 yrs old though I hadn't seen it before but it has an all-star cast and is a quality show
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Post by: Onion Bag on October 18, 2008, 07:10:32 PM
Might go to the cinema tonight, any suggestions?
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Post by: maggie on October 18, 2008, 07:11:36 PM
Taken is pretty good, app How to lose friends and alienate ppl is a load of dung
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Post by: Onion Bag on October 18, 2008, 07:14:44 PM
Taken is pretty good, app How to lose friends and alienate ppl is a load of dung

If its a chick flick, or its scary maggie, im not interested,
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Post by: maggie on October 18, 2008, 07:17:43 PM
No its not a chick flick-kinda action/thriller type of thing-liam neeson in it
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Post by: Onion Bag on October 18, 2008, 07:28:25 PM
I'll give it a lash, if its no good, i'll come looking for you maggie ;)
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Post by: Tony Baloney on October 18, 2008, 08:05:20 PM
Have a chick flick out tonight called What Happens In Vegas. Anyone seen it? Tis slim pickings in the video shop at the minute!
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Post by: Minder on October 18, 2008, 08:13:16 PM
Have a chick flick out tonight called What Happens In Vegas. Anyone seen it? Tis slim pickings in the video shop at the minute!
Have dvd "shops" not reached Armagh yet tony?
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Post by: pintsofguinness on October 18, 2008, 08:15:58 PM
Have a chick flick out tonight called What Happens In Vegas. Anyone seen it? Tis slim pickings in the video shop at the minute!
You should sign up to www.blockbuster.co.uk or www.lovefilm.com
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Post by: magickingdom on October 18, 2008, 08:28:01 PM
Might go to the cinema tonight, any suggestions?

'taken' is ok as is '88 minutes' mamma mia is great! going to see 'burn after reading' tonight but heard its good...
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Post by: Tony Baloney on October 18, 2008, 09:54:01 PM
Have a chick flick out tonight called What Happens In Vegas. Anyone seen it? Tis slim pickings in the video shop at the minute!
You should sign up to www.blockbuster.co.uk or www.lovefilm.com
Was in the tesco film club but with 3 nippers in the house I never had time to watch the movies quick enough and turn them around to make it worthwhile. Xtravision is only a quid for a new release rental at the min but even at that I struggled to rent 1 today!

Minder I hope your new husband was impressed with the wedding night!
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Post by: leenie on October 19, 2008, 01:13:46 AM
FARGO

about to start on rte.... y so feckin late

still class film

"jerry"...............
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Post by: ziggysego on October 19, 2008, 01:15:43 AM
Saw House Bunny.... God awful movie. Avoid it.

Saw Tropic Thunder two weeks ago and it was fantastic. Laughed from start to finish. Great craic.
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Post by: SLIGONIAN on October 19, 2008, 01:19:54 AM
Ya tropic thunder is a blast, cruise cameos was hilarious.

Seen taken the other was good, very brutal and intense thrill ride.

My favourite movie of all time is WILLOW by ron howard, no ones ever seen it though :(.
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Post by: thejuice on October 19, 2008, 01:41:58 AM
ah, i really didnt like Willow. Recently saw Custer of The West. Robert Shaw plays George A Custer. He is excelent in that role, i would say better than his Jaws performance. Custer is one of those historical figures that divides opinions. A great movie
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Post by: Doire abú on October 19, 2008, 01:42:58 AM
Ya tropic thunder is a blast, cruise cameos was hilarious.

Seen taken the other was good, very brutal and intense thrill ride.

My favourite movie of all time is WILLOW by ron howard, no ones ever seen it though :(.

with val kilmer? hate that film.  :(
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Post by: gerry on October 19, 2008, 01:44:36 AM
watch death racer last night, its a bit far fectched but ok.

btw the guy from lovejoy is a main player in it
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Post by: bennydorano on October 19, 2008, 12:12:37 PM
Went to see Burn after reading last night, good but slightly disappointed.  Brad Pitt is excellent as is Clooney.
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Post by: nrico2006 on October 19, 2008, 01:38:23 PM
Watched Eagle Eye last night, good enough.  Took a while for anything near a plot to be explained.
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Post by: nrico2006 on October 19, 2008, 01:40:53 PM
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Was in the tesco film club but with 3 nippers in the house I never had time to watch the movies quick enough and turn them around to make it worthwhile. Xtravision is only a quid for a new release rental at the min but even at that I struggled to rent 1 today!

Minder I hope your new husband was impressed with the wedding night!

Leave the wife alone then!
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Post by: magickingdom on October 19, 2008, 02:16:02 PM
Went to see Burn after reading last night, good but slightly disappointed.  Brad Pitt is excellent as is Clooney.

exactly, slow enough but still some good parts, brad pitt is excellent
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Post by: ardmhachaabu08 on October 19, 2008, 02:20:19 PM
Saw 5 is out 24th October (next friday) cant wait :) first 4 were awesome and apparantly this is the last in the series
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Post by: pintsofguinness on October 19, 2008, 09:05:33 PM
Independence day on c4 now - I love this film - this is going to happen some day!
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Post by: hardstation on October 20, 2008, 12:07:28 AM
The Notebook-cried the bit out watching it  :'( :'(


so true maggie............... class film but i didn't cry!

only one film has ever made me cry.... the green mile!

you should check out atonement!
I cried the whole way through. Cheesy shite.
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Post by: liihb on October 20, 2008, 12:13:44 PM
 watched 2 movies last night, both of them were class - the Illusionist with Edward Norton, and Eastern promises with Viggo Mortenson - well worth a look
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Post by: Brick Tamlin on October 20, 2008, 12:45:49 PM
agree totally.. Viggo was fantastic in Easten Promises & a History of Violence.

3:10 to Yuma with Christian Bale & Russel Crowe another great show on there at the weekend.
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Post by: milltown row on October 24, 2008, 09:43:32 PM
tg4 continues withamin its westerns, good the bad and the mcmenamin
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Post by: ONeill on October 24, 2008, 10:53:06 PM
Great feckin stuff.
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Post by: 5 Sams on October 25, 2008, 01:00:32 AM
Tonight myself and the wife have just watched Fargo for the umpteenth time...masterpiece
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Post by: gerry on October 25, 2008, 01:12:07 AM
tg4 continues withamin its westerns, good the bad and the mcmenamin

that' s on call far
Title: Fr. Ted
Post by: hardstation on October 25, 2008, 01:25:21 AM
Tonight myself and the wife have just watched Fargo for the umpteenth time...masterpiece
It was Fargo........................f**king hell
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Post by: milltown row on October 25, 2008, 01:28:37 AM
your right, the good the bad and the McCullagh
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Post by: hardstation on October 25, 2008, 01:50:40 AM
The Ray Matthews, The Paudi Mullan and The Milltown Row.
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Post by: ziggysego on October 25, 2008, 01:59:50 AM
Just after watching Galaxy Quest for the upteem time tonight. Very enjoyable film.
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Post by: bridgegael on October 25, 2008, 10:29:18 AM
saw street kings there few nights ago,  it was better than what i thought it would be.  wouldn be the biggest keanu reeves fan but i quite enjoyed this film.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on October 25, 2008, 10:41:27 AM
I'm watching "The brave one" at the minute - f**k it's surprisingly brillant!
Jodie Foster sees her boyfriend murdered, buys a gun and goes around killing bad people!
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Post by: fred the red on October 25, 2008, 10:45:45 AM
I'm watching "The brave one" at the minute - f**k it's surprisingly brillant!
Jodie Foster sees her boyfriend murdered, buys a gun and goes around killing bad people!


thought it was pure shitttttttteeeeeeee myself.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on October 25, 2008, 12:38:44 PM
No, good show, like a real life super woman!

Watching 10,000 bc now - some great scenes in this. 
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Post by: Puckoon on October 27, 2008, 09:38:49 PM
Watched pride and glory there with Ed Norton, Colin Farrell and John Voight.

Enjoyable low budget movie, with a couple of great turns - few scenes not for the faint hearted.
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Post by: The Iceman on October 28, 2008, 01:19:25 PM
watched Michael Moore's Sicko on sunday night there - ready to move - definitely watch this if you get a chance

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Post by: SidelineKick on October 28, 2008, 01:22:28 PM
Seen it a good while back, its brilliant.  Although probably biased and well edited there are some facts in it that cannot be changed.  Very good viewing!
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Post by: Tony Baloney on October 28, 2008, 01:30:01 PM
Watched Iron Man on Saturday night. Didn't think it was as good as the reviews suggested as it was really slow in the middle third. The fact that I fell asleep and missed the last 20 mins didn't help either!
Seen it a good while back, its brilliant.  Although probably biased and well edited there are some facts in it that cannot be changed.  Very good viewing!
Moore's flicks are always watchable but need to be taken with a barrel of salt in my opinion.
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Post by: SidelineKick on October 28, 2008, 01:34:11 PM
Watched Iron Man on Saturday night. Didn't think it was as good as the reviews suggested as it was really slow in the middle third. The fact that I fell asleep and missed the last 20 mins didn't help either!
Seen it a good while back, its brilliant.  Although probably biased and well edited there are some facts in it that cannot be changed.  Very good viewing!
Moore's flicks are always watchable but need to be taken with a barrel of salt in my opinion.

Yeah think you're right, can never take in everything he says.  Good entertainment all the same!
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Post by: The Iceman on October 28, 2008, 02:06:40 PM
ordered the rest of the doc's he has  - like his style and point noted on the "pinch" of salt
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on October 28, 2008, 04:00:15 PM
Saw a few films in the last week:

Gangs of New York - keek, what a shit ending, nowhere near the hype

Taken - wee bit keek, ok in places but very predictable, when did liam neeson become a hard nut?

Tropic Thunder - class, tom cruise was a f**king laugh as was matt mcconaughey

Donnie Brasco - seen it before but watched it for first time in couple years, great show

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Post by: Tony Baloney on November 02, 2008, 12:40:50 AM
Bugger all in xtravision tonight so came out with something called The Flock with Richard Gere. Watched about fifteen mins before giving it the button. Anyone seen it and can give me their view so I can either give it another rattle tomorrow or just write it off?!
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Post by: milltown row on November 02, 2008, 12:43:43 AM
jus finished watching heat, seen before good show. still wondering if the first one was better than the remake
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Post by: hardstation on November 02, 2008, 12:51:07 AM
Bugger all in xtravision tonight so came out with something called The Flock with Richard Gere. Watched about fifteen mins before giving it the button. Anyone seen it and can give me their view so I can either give it another rattle tomorrow or just write it off?!
Fcuk me. Both Schindler's List and A Time To Kill have been on the box.
A Time To Kill still on BBC1. Great film. Good book also, like most of Grisham's.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on November 02, 2008, 12:53:11 AM
jus finished watching heat, seen before good show. still wondering if the first one was better than the remake
I've only ever seen LA Takedown once and it was donkeys years ago, possibly before Heat came out so it would be hard to compare them. Heat is a great show but it's a long un. Apparently the latest Bob and Al production was gash.
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Post by: Top of the hill on November 02, 2008, 01:01:50 AM
jus finished watching heat, seen before good show. still wondering if the first one was better than the remake

Thought Heat was bit long meself. Michael Mann films usually good - Loved Manhunter (remade as red Dragon recently but nowhere near as good - Ed Norton looked as if he couldn'y be arsed. )

Watchin Hannibal now- poor enough.

 
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Post by: Puckoon on November 02, 2008, 12:42:26 PM
Body of lies - Leo deCaprio and Russell Crowe -

CIA infiltration of the middle east to capture an Al Kieeeda (sp) fella.

Good movie.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on November 02, 2008, 12:43:51 PM
I've Dead man's shoes on for half a hour now and it's going off - what the f**k is this shite?

Watched Semi Pro last night, silly but worth the watch.
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Post by: nrico2006 on November 02, 2008, 07:04:42 PM
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Thought Heat was bit long meself. Michael Mann films usually good - Loved Manhunter (remade as red Dragon recently but nowhere near as good - Ed Norton looked as if he couldn'y be arsed. )

Watchin Hannibal now- poor enough.

I love M Mann movies, Heat was excellent as was Ali.  Manhunter was brilliant but so was Red Dragon - Hannibal was crap, and Hannibal rising wasn't much better.

Quantum of Solace was a decent show, but it seems like a film that is merely setting up the next one.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on November 02, 2008, 07:56:19 PM
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Thought Heat was bit long meself. Michael Mann films usually good - Loved Manhunter (remade as red Dragon recently but nowhere near as good - Ed Norton looked as if he couldn'y be arsed. )

Watchin Hannibal now- poor enough.

I love M Mann movies, Heat was excellent as was Ali.  Manhunter was brilliant but so was Red Dragon - Hannibal was crap, and Hannibal rising wasn't much better.

Quantum of Solace was a decent show, but it seems like a film that is merely setting up the nest one.
Is that the one where Jack Nicholson is in an insane asylum? I think that one has been made already nrico.
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Post by: Stalin on November 02, 2008, 08:15:55 PM
I've Dead man's shoes on for half a hour now and it's going off - what the f**k is this shite?

Watched Semi Pro last night, silly but worth the watch.

Dead Man's Shoes is a great film, i suggest you leave it on a bit longer.

Watched 'Gone Baby Gone' yesterday, its a bit meh. Same goes for 'Pineapple Express.' Such a let down after 'Knocked Up'  :-[ :'(

Going to watch 'Hunger' now shortly.
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Post by: J70 on November 02, 2008, 10:12:23 PM
Saw "W" last week. I enjoyed it, but it was fairly low-key as Oliver Stone movies go. He gave Bush a fairly sympathetic treatment, with the recurring thread throughout the film Bush Sr.'s disappointment in him. Josh Brolin was pretty good and appears to be shaping into one of the stars of the moment. Richard Dreyfuss was hilarious as Cheney and James Cromwell pretty good as Bush Sr. The one who played Laura Bush is cute (she's in the new Seth Rogen film directed by Kevin Smith). Definitely worth a look, although vehemently anti- or pro-Bush people will probably find a lot to dislike, for differing reasons. A woman who appears in it as an Ann Coulter-type character commenting on the "Mission Accomplished" stuff was a real-life newsreader (quite cute) who was bludgeoned to death in Arkansas last week.
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Post by: Goats Do Shave on November 03, 2008, 09:48:46 AM
I've Dead man's shoes on for half a hour now and it's going off - what the f**k is this shite?

It’s a great film!! – Great twist & the best line in a film in a long time…

“What you looking at?” – “YOU YE C*NT!!!!” Ha ha Class!  :D

Seen Saw V at the week end. If you like the others you will like it… “You’ll never guess how it ends!”  ;D
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Post by: Canalman on November 03, 2008, 10:39:43 AM
2 new DVD  releases to give a miss imo are

The Happening
The new DVD with Keanu Reeves in LA as a "rogue" cop.Can't remember its name I'm afraid.

Saw them both at the weekend and while they are both watchable, they aren't great.
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Post by: SidelineKick on November 03, 2008, 10:56:53 AM
Maybe not a relevant post but with all you film / tv critics in here, does anybody know where I can get the Sopranos complete box set without having to pay an absolute fortune??
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Post by: Tony Baloney on November 03, 2008, 11:06:43 AM
Maybe not a relevant post but with all you film / tv critics in here, does anybody know where I can get the Sopranos complete box set without having to pay an absolute fortune??
I think someone on here ordered it from China or somewhere but dunno how that arrangement worked out. Anyone?
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Post by: ziggysego on November 03, 2008, 11:07:33 AM
The Sopranos: The Deluxe Boxset (30 Discs) (http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/5388714/The-Sopranos-The-Deluxe-Boxset/Product.html) No P&P.

You could try eBay and get it cheaper, but I've been stuck by DVDs from there in the past. Scratches and what-not.
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Post by: Minder on November 03, 2008, 11:08:26 AM
Maybe not a relevant post but with all you film / tv critics in here, does anybody know where I can get the Sopranos complete box set without having to pay an absolute fortune??

I think Sendit.com have it for about 80 sheets.
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Post by: SidelineKick on November 03, 2008, 11:14:47 AM
Good stuff!  About £90 for the deluxe due to be released 24/11.  I think i'd be happy to pay that. Well worth the money  ;D
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Post by: nrico2006 on November 03, 2008, 12:42:26 PM
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I think Sendit.com have it for about 80 sheets.

Is that as cheap as I am likely to get Sopranos for?

The West Wing is only £50 at the minute - never watched it so not sure what its like.
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Post by: SidelineKick on November 03, 2008, 01:41:04 PM
Its about £90 but still well worth it and unfortunately as cheap as you're likely to get it.  Until after xmas that is  >:( price will prob come down a bit, but like a big child i want it now!!!
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Post by: Fíor Gael on November 03, 2008, 02:13:30 PM
Watched 'Hunger' last night. I thought is was excellent, not at all what I had expected, very graphic, and at times disturbing, no propaganda or bias just the brutal naked truth that shows what suffering these brave men went through and the reasons why.
Regardless of your own political beliefs or affiliations it is a must see movie.
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Post by: hectorsheroes on November 03, 2008, 02:43:07 PM
Seen Hunger myself on Sat night. An astonishing film. As the previous poster says not at all what you'd expect. It has very very few cliche's and the acting from what I can see is tremendous. The 20 min scene everyone is talking about is as powerful as cinema gets in my opinion. It showed the true horrors of the suffering these men went through. However it also shows other sides of the equation without all the sensationalism attached to the usual films regarding the troubles. This is an extraordinary film and I would urge anyone to go and see it - it will certainly make you think
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Post by: Aghdavoyle on November 03, 2008, 03:31:35 PM

street kings - pure cliched muck
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Post by: pintsofguinness on November 03, 2008, 07:25:46 PM
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I think Sendit.com have it for about 80 sheets.

Is that as cheap as I am likely to get Sopranos for?

The West Wing is only £50 at the minute - never watched it so not sure what its like.

Its the best show ever made!
That's a steal at £50.00 - I bought that box set for £150 when it first came out and it was great value at at that - my favourite show.
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Post by: bredaghgael86 on November 04, 2008, 03:01:12 PM
Have a chick flick out tonight called What Happens In Vegas. Anyone seen it? Tis slim pickings in the video shop at the minute!
Cameron Diaz couldnt be anymore beautiful if she tried.  Im really looking forward to me and her getting married after watching it.
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Post by: gawa316 on November 04, 2008, 03:04:33 PM
Anyone see that Cherryfields last night? (i think that's what it was called)

Some nutter going around murdering virgins, so the entire school planned to have a massive orgy...movie gold :D
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on November 04, 2008, 05:15:17 PM
Cherry Falls it was, raging I was a bit hungover so I went to bed early clean forgot about it!
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Post by: nrico2006 on November 05, 2008, 09:15:23 AM
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Cameron Diaz couldnt be anymore beautiful if she tried.  Im really looking forward to me and her getting married after watching it.

I saw that 'What Happens in Vegas' - pure dirt and she was rough looking in it.  I thought it might be decent as I thought a previous Kutcher movie of similar taste (Newlyweds) was very funny.
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Post by: el_cuervo_fc on November 05, 2008, 09:27:04 AM
Cherry Falls it was, raging I was a bit hungover so I went to bed early clean forgot about it!

I seen a right bit of it but fell asleep just before the Orgy
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on November 11, 2008, 10:11:59 PM
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I think Sendit.com have it for about 80 sheets.

Is that as cheap as I am likely to get Sopranos for?

The West Wing is only £50 at the minute - never watched it so not sure what its like.

Its the best show ever made!
That's a steal at £50.00 - I bought that box set for £150 when it first came out and it was great value at at that - my favourite show.

Never watched the west wing, thinking about getting this box set? What you think of it? I know you love it pints

HMV also has complete Friends for fifty quid

Saw Pride an Glory, Colin farrells new one sunday night, great show, i love a good cop action affair
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Post by: pintsofguinness on November 11, 2008, 10:16:03 PM
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Never watched the west wing, thinking about getting this box set? What you think of it? I know you love it pints
I'm watching it now. 

I wouldnt suggest anyone pay 50 quid for a box set of something they've never watched before though.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on November 11, 2008, 10:26:14 PM
I have a feeling The West Wing is in my Xmas box this year so it better be good!
See the new Indiana Jones is out or coming out soon on dvd. Anyone seen it?
Nail I wouldn't take the complete Friends box set if they were giving it away. Totally overrated heap of shit. Women loved it and I'd worry about any man that raised a snigger at it!
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Post by: milltown row on November 11, 2008, 10:40:26 PM
watched the new Indy Jones film. grand show took me back to my youth, couldn't tell ya what it was about but can do no wrong.  was in Florida in the summer and watched the stunt show, brilliant
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Post by: Gold on November 11, 2008, 11:13:28 PM
Watched new Bond film tonight there--was very good, good fight and chase scenes and a few Russian babes thrown in to sweeten the deal!
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Post by: nrico2006 on November 12, 2008, 09:04:30 AM
Must have been a different Bond from the one I saw as I didn't see any Russian blades. 

Watched Felon on Saturday and it was a very good show, with Stephen Dorff, Harold Perrineau and Val Kilmer.
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Post by: tyrone86 on November 29, 2008, 12:14:08 PM
Watched Be Kind Rewind and Burn after Reading. Burn after Reading wasn't great and Be Kind Rewind was brutal.
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Post by: magickingdom on November 29, 2008, 01:40:35 PM
I have a feeling The West Wing is in my Xmas box this year so it better be good!
See the new Indiana Jones is out or coming out soon on dvd. Anyone seen it?
Nail I wouldn't take the complete Friends box set if they were giving it away. Totally overrated heap of shit. Women loved it and I'd worry about any man that raised a snigger at it!

best script writing ever, a great series imo

saw 'my best friends girl' last week, dumb as sh1t but parts are very funny
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Post by: screenexile on November 29, 2008, 04:34:18 PM
Just finished watching the first 6 series of the West Wing for a 2nd time... best show ever written. If only Josiah Bartlett was President of the United States I would be happy that it was in capable hands!

Anyone seen Zack and Miri Make a Porno? I've seen most of Kevin Smith's stuff before and wondering if this will be as good? Snoochie Booches anyone?
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Post by: ziggysego on November 29, 2008, 04:40:49 PM
Anyone seen Zack and Miri Make a Porno? I've seen most of Kevin Smith's stuff before and wondering if this will be as good? Snoochie Booches anyone?

Big Kevin Smith fan too. Heading to see it tonight. Heard a lot of great things about it.
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Post by: Frankie Boy on November 29, 2008, 04:48:18 PM
Saw that last week. It was shit. Really crap storyline about these two friends (boy and girl) who have been best friends for years. Live together and all. Pure broke. Decide to make a porno where they both go at it. Fall in love. Shite! Loads of knockers in it though.lol
Not even funny.
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Post by: ziggysego on November 29, 2008, 04:51:03 PM
Feck off Frankie. You're annoying the frig out of me.
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Post by: Frankie Boy on November 29, 2008, 04:53:04 PM
Just saying. Go see something else. It was really bad. It would be good if you were 15 and just wanted to see some blonde airhead getting one up the hole.
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Post by: ziggysego on November 29, 2008, 05:02:23 PM
Can't make it now after-all.

Frankie, you're a tool.
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Post by: Frankie Boy on November 29, 2008, 08:06:18 PM
You are v lucky on two fronts

1. You don't have to watch that crap.

2. I don't know who you are cos I'd break your legs you cheeky git.


Just joking.lol ha ha.
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Post by: milltown row on November 29, 2008, 09:13:52 PM
watching Adrift now, good show
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Post by: Frankie Boy on November 29, 2008, 09:14:55 PM
Watching Some Mother's Son. Some weird accents.
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Post by: tyrone86 on November 29, 2008, 10:29:00 PM
Watched The Bank Job with yer man from Snatch. Good show.
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Post by: milltown row on November 29, 2008, 10:56:51 PM
final destination 2 on now
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Post by: Bensars on November 30, 2008, 12:35:02 PM
Downloaded changeling last night, starring angelina jolie, directed by clint eastwood. Thought it was a great movie. Well worth a watch.

Trailer  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0824747/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0824747/)
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Post by: Frankie Boy on November 30, 2008, 08:58:25 PM
Saw Changeling today. Thought it was a good wee film. Worth a look.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 07, 2008, 01:13:17 PM
Got Eastern Promises and watched it there last night for the first time, great show.. Absolutely loved it, got it after seeing A History Of Violence (which is ont omoro night I think if you haven't seen it watch it, you will love it)

Viggo Mortensen has to be one of the best actors about these days, he is cool as f**k...
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Post by: stiffler on December 07, 2008, 01:19:51 PM
I watched that Pineapple Express, not impressed at all.

Im normally a big fan of seth rogan, but i have to say this is his worst film yet.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 07, 2008, 01:24:51 PM
I watched that Pineapple Express, not impressed at all.

Im normally a big fan of seth rogan, but i have to say this is his worst film yet.

I thought Pineapple was a laugh, thought that Danny McBride and the black fella were the funniest in it by a mile...

Also saw your fella Danny McBride ion two other films I rented which I enjoyed, Hot Rod and The Heartbreak Kid (? i think it was called, ben stiller in it ?) both funny films, specially Hot Rod especially, Isla Fisher in it also, alwas a bonus...

On a sadder note, I watched a film called Big Stan last week, worst thing I have ever set eyes on, Rob Schneider was the star, nuff said.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on December 07, 2008, 01:26:14 PM
watched Click the other night - shite
and Alivin and the Chipmunks - it wasnt bad.
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Post by: stiffler on December 07, 2008, 01:35:35 PM
I watched that Pineapple Express, not impressed at all.

Im normally a big fan of seth rogan, but i have to say this is his worst film yet.

I thought Pineapple was a laugh, thought that Danny McBride and the black fella were the funniest in it by a mile...

Also saw your fella Danny McBride ion two other films I rented which I enjoyed, Hot Rod and The Heartbreak Kid (? i think it was called, ben stiller in it ?) both funny films, specially Hot Rod especially, Isla Fisher in it also, alwas a bonus...

On a sadder note, I watched a film called Big Stan last week, worst thing I have ever set eyes on, Rob Schneider was the star, nuff said.


For all the talk about it, it wasnt that great tbf.

that black fella is Craig Robinson, hes in Zak and Mirri as well, brilliant in it too!


I seen Tropic thunder the other night, thought it was a far better show
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 07, 2008, 01:59:30 PM
Saw that Zach and Miri myself there two weeks ago I think, thought it was a class show, the black fella is some dancer, thought he was hildarious interviewing the porn sars especially when he first met bubbles!!  ;)
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Post by: leenie on December 07, 2008, 05:24:48 PM
for nostalgia

home alone is on now! 
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Post by: The Real Laoislad on December 07, 2008, 05:27:33 PM
Saw that Zach and Miri myself there two weeks ago I think, thought it was a class show, the black fella is some dancer, thought he was hildarious interviewing the porn sars especially when he first met bubbles!!  ;)

Saw it myself last week,Thought it was very good..
The incident with the poo was disgusting yet funny  :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: J70 on December 07, 2008, 05:34:25 PM
Didn't think much of Tropic Thunder myself. Amusing in parts, but I wouldn't sit through it again. Nowhere near as good as the hype, although I suppose much of that was in reference to Robert Downey Jr, who was good. Tom Cruise stole the show for me though.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 07, 2008, 05:35:32 PM
Didn't think much of Tropic Thunder myself. Amusing in parts, but I wouldn't sit through it again. Nowhere near as good as the hype, although I suppose much of that was in reference to Robert Downey Jr, who was good. Tom Cruise stole the show for me though.

I was in stitches at Cruise the whole time he was on screen, especially the dancing, top notch stuff.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 07, 2008, 05:36:29 PM
Going to see Four Christmasses tonight (Vince Vaughan/Reese Witherspoon), have any of yous seen it? Any good?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Niall Quinn on December 07, 2008, 06:38:23 PM
Into the Wild.
I watched it again last night and was very impressed.
I really feel for the guy's parents having to watch rather unsympathetic on-screen portrayals!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Niall Quinn on December 07, 2008, 06:39:51 PM
And just because it's Christmas....

It's a Wonderful Life
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Goats Do Shave on December 08, 2008, 08:01:32 AM
Hancock... poor enough, though watchable. Woman liked it!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on December 08, 2008, 09:28:16 AM
That new X Files film is dire and I loved the tv series. Saw the new Daniel Craig flick on Dvd also......can't remember its name but its about a washed up English movie star returning home. A watchable film  without being great.
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Post by: nrico2006 on December 08, 2008, 10:09:23 AM
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Into the Wild.
I watched it again last night and was very impressed.
I really feel for the guy's parents having to watch rather unsympathetic on-screen portrayals!

But if thats how they were then why feel sorry?

The X Files was crap, nothing supernatural about it and boring as hell.  Hancock was good, ending ruined it and it had the potential to be a really good film.  I watched Insomnia with Al Pacion and Robin Williams, good show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Old Bill on December 08, 2008, 11:37:29 AM
anyone seen changeling, the film with angelina jolie in its main role. Looks good.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on December 08, 2008, 01:14:32 PM
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Into the Wild.
I watched it again last night and was very impressed.
I really feel for the guy's parents having to watch rather unsympathetic on-screen portrayals!

But if thats how they were then why feel sorry?

The X Files was crap, nothing supernatural about it and boring as hell.  Hancock was good, ending ruined it and it had the potential to be a really good film.  I watched Insomnia with Al Pacion and Robin Williams, good show.
Who?

Been watching Xmas movies flat out at the weekend. Watched Casino Royale again on Saturday in the vain hope of seeing it in the cinema over Xmas! Anyone know if it is still on?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: stiffler on December 08, 2008, 10:41:30 PM
History of violence on channel 4 now....good show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Puckoon on December 08, 2008, 10:51:11 PM
History of violence on channel 4 now....good show.


Are you kiddin me? Thats some of the worst crap Ive ever seen!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on December 08, 2008, 11:16:58 PM
History of violence isnt great, was dissapointed in it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Rav67 on December 08, 2008, 11:45:50 PM
Just watched The Business there now, its pretty good.  A lot of the cast of Football Factory are in it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: J70 on December 09, 2008, 12:23:59 AM
History of violence on channel 4 now....good show.


Are you kiddin me? Thats some of the worst crap Ive ever seen!

I enjoyed it. Obviously not the most realistic film, but Maria Bello is very easy on the eye and William hurt hammed it up very well.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: J70 on December 09, 2008, 12:25:07 AM
anyone seen changeling, the film with angelina jolie in its main role. Looks good.

Eastwood generally doesn't disappoint with his films. Haven't seen it yet though.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Old Bill on December 09, 2008, 02:13:31 AM
anyone seen changeling, the film with angelina jolie in its main role. Looks good.

Eastwood generally doesn't disappoint with his films. Haven't seen it yet though.
Ur right he has had some crackers like Mystic River,Absolute power and Million Dollar baby. Must get a look at it this week
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on December 09, 2008, 08:59:57 AM
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Just watched The Business there now, its pretty good.  A lot of the cast of Football Factory are in it.

The Business is very good, and the music in the film is top class.  If you liked it you would probably like Sexy Beast and Rise of The Footsoldier.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Iceman on December 09, 2008, 03:00:27 PM
cassandras dream was horrible - ewan mcgregor and colin farrell - started bad - stuck with it just n case but it was useless IMO

Grid Iron gang with the Rock was on TV the other night - not a bad show  if you are into sports inspired movies.  Another favourite of mine in that genre is Coach Carter
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Puckoon on December 09, 2008, 05:28:23 PM
History of violence on channel 4 now....good show.


Are you kiddin me? Thats some of the worst crap Ive ever seen!

I enjoyed it. Obviously not the most realistic film, but Maria Bello is very easy on the eye and William hurt hammed it up very well.

Is this the same movie? With Viggo Mortensen and the most gratuitous sex scene Ive ever whitnessed? Im not complaining about the woman, but the plot was terrible.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: screenexile on December 09, 2008, 05:36:31 PM
History of violence on channel 4 now....good show.


Are you kiddin me? Thats some of the worst crap Ive ever seen!

I enjoyed it. Obviously not the most realistic film, but Maria Bello is very easy on the eye and William hurt hammed it up very well.

Is this the same movie? With Viggo Mortensen and the most gratuitous sex scene Ive ever whitnessed? Im not complaining about the woman, but the plot was terrible.

Watch Zack and Miri make a porno if you get a chance... now if ever there were gratuitous sex scenes this film has them! Very funny I will give it that though.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Hardy on December 09, 2008, 06:35:02 PM
History of violence on channel 4 now....good show.


Are you kiddin me? Thats some of the worst crap Ive ever seen!

I enjoyed it. Obviously not the most realistic film, but Maria Bello is very easy on the eye and William hurt hammed it up very well.

Is this the same movie? With Viggo Mortensen and the most gratuitous sex scene Ive ever whitnessed? Im not complaining about the woman, but the plot was terrible.

I thought it was Hollywood pap. The plot was ridiculous as Puck said, but also predicatble. William Hurt did a grand bit of OTT acting all right. And yes - I was amazed at the first sex scene, especially.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 09, 2008, 10:30:36 PM
Have you watched any of Cronenbergs other films??

I have Crash (not the recent Matt Dillon one, the one about ppl who are aroused by crash victims etc) and eastern Promises on dvd as well as A History, I love all these films...

Think astern Promises is the best though.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 09, 2008, 10:39:09 PM
I liked Eastern Promises and I think he did The Fly which is a classic.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on December 14, 2008, 11:24:09 PM
Saw two movies at the weekend.

I Am Legend - Brilliant film. Couldn't rate it highly enough, was glued to the telly the whole time.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story - Avoid at all costs. A spoof of Walk The Line. Biggest pile of steaming turd I've seen in a long time.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 14, 2008, 11:47:00 PM
Saw two movies at the weekend.

I Am Legend - Brilliant film. Couldn't rate it highly enough, was glued to the telly the whole time.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story - Avoid at all costs. A spoof of Walk The Line. Biggest pile of steaming turd I've seen in a long time.
Jesus Ziggy you must be the last person on earth to have seen I Am Legend, and i don't know anyone who didn't watch it on a pirate dvd.

Anyone seen Lakeview Terrace? Supposed to be brilliant so will be trying to catch it soon. Speaking of steaming piles of turd I see Keanu Reeves is in The Day The Earth Stood Still which I'd say is one to avoid at all costs.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Old Bill on December 15, 2008, 12:56:15 AM
Body of Lies: Quite good, some good graphics but wee bit confusing at times. Leo di caprio and Russell Crowe play CIA agents in the middle East.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Puckoon on December 15, 2008, 04:50:23 AM
just got ambushed with hancock. First hour is hilarious. Maybe more so because I didn't know anything about it.

What is this I am legend movie like?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Goats Do Shave on December 15, 2008, 08:09:51 AM
Wanted... quite an enjoyable film, Angelina is lovely!

The Happening... terrible acting, weird film, watched it till the end though to see what happens... wouldn't reccomend it!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tyrone86 on December 15, 2008, 09:13:40 AM

Anyone seen Lakeview Terrace? Supposed to be brilliant so will be trying to catch it soon. Speaking of steaming piles of turd I see Keanu Reeves is in The Day The Earth Stood Still which I'd say is one to avoid at all costs.

Didn't really enjoy Lakeview Terrace to be honest and I'd be a fan of Samuel L Jackson.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on December 15, 2008, 09:31:28 AM
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Wanted... quite an enjoyable film, Angelina is lovely!

The Happening... terrible acting, weird film, watched it till the end though to see what happens... wouldn't reccomend it!

Both were dung, especially Wanted.

The Day the Earth Stood Still is poor, no real plot.  Quite boring actually, keeps you waiting for something to happen but it just doesn't happen.  Alien comes to earth, escapes, woman helps, he leaves.  Thats it, crap!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Shortso79 on December 18, 2008, 10:05:45 PM
Behind Enemy Lines on now rte two

Good Show
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on December 18, 2008, 10:34:50 PM
Wanted... quite an enjoyable film, Angelina is lovely!

She is stunning but she's skinny as a rake in that film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Overthebar! on December 18, 2008, 11:56:46 PM
best film- run of the country...

any of you lads seen it?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Corporal on December 19, 2008, 08:53:50 AM
Wanted... quite an enjoyable film, Angelina is lovely!

The Happening... terrible acting, weird film, watched it till the end though to see what happens... wouldn't reccomend it!

The Happening is possibly the worst film i have ever seen, Mark Whalberg is terrible in it, the story is crap too! Lakeview Terrace was a real let down to.

Four Christmases is quite good tho with some funny moments. Reese Witherspoon is serious eye candy
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on December 19, 2008, 09:08:43 AM
Saw Bad Santa again last night on telly......a class act.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 19, 2008, 10:48:07 AM
Wanted... quite an enjoyable film, Angelina is lovely!

The Happening... terrible acting, weird film, watched it till the end though to see what happens... wouldn't reccomend it!

The Happening is possibly the worst film i have ever seen, Mark Whalberg is terrible in it, the story is crap too! Lakeview Terrace was a real let down to.

Four Christmases is quite good tho with some funny moments. Reese Witherspoon is serious eye candy

Saw this in the cinema last week myself, thought it was jut ok. Got seriously chick flicky at the end. Vaughan was good but Jon Favreau stole the show for me as his wrestling brother! You are right about Witherspoon, have always had a thing for her since Cruel Intentions, one of my favourite films!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: milltown row on December 20, 2008, 11:52:30 PM
watchin dodgy arty french film now on 4, Hidden, bound to be some.......
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 21, 2008, 12:00:38 AM
You sent the wife to bed? You'll maybe get a ten minute teaser on the dorty channels!

Watched Wild Hogs on sky there. Very, very average. Recording V for Vendetta at the min. Anyone seen it before?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: milltown row on December 21, 2008, 12:03:48 AM
i'll save it till the morning, always better craic on a sunday
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AFS on December 21, 2008, 12:49:44 AM
You sent the wife to bed? You'll maybe get a ten minute teaser on the dorty channels!

Watched Wild Hogs on sky there. Very, very average. Recording V for Vendetta at the min. Anyone seen it before?

I thought it was pretty good. Very stylish
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on December 21, 2008, 11:49:32 AM
'Seven Pounds'   with Will Smith -  one to bring your loved one to, for her enjoyment. SENTIMENTAL, in the extreme of the US fantasy soap films.

'Rightuos Kill'  (or something like that), De Niro & Hofmann, apart from the pleasure of those two, a no brainer plot, no story, no depth and of little interest to me, what a waste of acting talent in such a crap film.

'Gran Torino' acted in and dir. by Clint Eastwood. The old grizzled civil war gunfighter comes out of retirement in some modern city,
hard to take your eyes of Clint. A weak story built on caricatures and cliches but it is watchable because of quality direction which obviously emphasised the acting perf of Clint up close.

 

 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Armagh4SamAgain on December 21, 2008, 11:55:39 AM
i love westerns an Clint eastwood is good to.

I must try to see that 1.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on December 21, 2008, 01:05:51 PM
I'm glad you duz luv westerns 2. Gran Torino is not a western, your pure love for Clint will have to do.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Goats Do Shave on December 22, 2008, 07:58:02 AM
Eastern Promises is a good show!

Is there plans for a 2nd one? - Lots of loose ends!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on December 22, 2008, 09:18:54 AM
V for Vendetta is very good, actually bought it the other day as a Christmas present for the brother as part of a double DVD box with Constantine. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: corn02 on December 22, 2008, 10:09:45 AM
V for Vendetta is very good, actually bought it the other day as a Christmas present for the brother as part of a double DVD box with Constantine. 

Not very popular but I thought it was good. Interesting and a bit different.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: corn02 on December 22, 2008, 10:10:03 AM
Watched Superbad last night, what a f**king show  :)

Up there with some of the best comedies I have seen.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Corporal on December 22, 2008, 11:45:27 AM
Saying as it's christmas folks, what are your favourite movies at christmas time or favourite christmas movies?

From my own point of view you cant go wrong with The Polar Express, fantastic christmas movie!
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Post by: Bensars on December 22, 2008, 12:05:14 PM
Watched that Ghost Town with ricky Gervais last night.   Pish- avoid !
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Post by: nrico2006 on December 22, 2008, 01:31:49 PM
Watched that Zach and Miri Make a Porno - average.  Have Bangkok Dangerous in the house to watch later - anybody seen it?
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Post by: pintsofguinness on December 22, 2008, 01:34:19 PM
Saying as it's christmas folks, what are your favourite movies at christmas time or favourite christmas movies?

From my own point of view you cant go wrong with The Polar Express, fantastic christmas movie!
National Lampoon's Christmas vacation, the best ever!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on December 22, 2008, 02:59:11 PM
I still love Home Alone at Xmas, along with a few others.  Looking forward to getting home tonight and getting a good detailed look at the tv guide!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tyrone86 on December 22, 2008, 03:05:12 PM
Watched that Zach and Miri Make a Porno - average. 

I concur.

Watched that Ghost Town with ricky Gervais last night.   Pish- avoid !

Slightly harsh, I preferred it to the numerous Gervais TV series and less than his stand up stuff - however, coming from me that's still not a ringing endorsement.


I haven't seen Eagle Eye mentioned in this thread, I have to say I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: corn02 on December 22, 2008, 03:06:13 PM
Saying as it's christmas folks, what are your favourite movies at christmas time or favourite christmas movies?

From my own point of view you cant go wrong with The Polar Express, fantastic christmas movie!
National Lampoon's Christmas vacation, the best ever!

Superb show. Throw in the first two Home Alones and Die Hard and you are flying. Scrooged for dessert.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on December 22, 2008, 04:43:40 PM
Zach and Miri is pish.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on December 22, 2008, 05:01:26 PM
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I haven't seen Eagle Eye mentioned in this thread, I have to say I enjoyed it.

I liked it too but feel it could have been done alot better. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on December 27, 2008, 03:10:14 PM
Watched a few films yesterday
In Bruges - a good show but dont think it lived up to the hype.
Kung Fu Panda - I liked it, the panda reminds me of me but how can a bird be his father?
Madagascar - loved it but I felt the quality dipped slighty in the second half and it became a little predictable.  The scenes at the start with the lion, giraffe, zebra and hippo went to the train station was brillant. 
There will be blood - God it's hardwork, interesting viewing though I dont think I'll be rushing to put it on again.  No country for old men was the film of 2008 imo. 
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on December 27, 2008, 03:42:29 PM
Watched the Da Vinci Code lat night. It was just alright, and I doubt I'd ever watch it again 6/10.

I am meant to head out the night, but have an ear infection. Must look to see what's on the box tonight.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on December 27, 2008, 04:13:00 PM
Watched a few films yesterday
In Bruges - a good show but dont think it lived up to the hype.
Kung f* Panda - I liked it, the panda reminds me of me but how can a bird be his father?
Madagascar - loved it but I felt the quality dipped slighty in the second half and it became a little predictable.  The scenes at the start with the lion, giraffe, zebra and hippo went to the train station was brillant. 
There will be blood - God it's hardwork, interesting viewing though I dont think I'll be rushing to put it on again.  No country for old men was the film of 2008 imo. 
That's an eclectic mix pints! Two bloody and violent movies and two kiddie flicks. I have seen my fill of christmas movies this year as the missus recorded just about every one that was on!
Started to watch The da Vinci Code last night but couldn't face it so watched i now pronounce you chuck and larry instead. It wasn't great but jennifer biel made it watchable.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AFS on December 27, 2008, 08:25:57 PM
 
There will be blood - God it's hardwork, interesting viewing though I dont think I'll be rushing to put it on again.  No country for old men was the film of 2008 imo. 

You're right there, its definitely not easy viewing but I reckoned it was well worth the effort. Daniel Day Lewis gives another masterclass. Its also perhaps a very appropriate film considering everthing thats comes come to light in the last 12 months, with its basic lesson of how greed leads to destruction.
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Post by: the milkman on December 27, 2008, 10:05:20 PM
just back from watching that Australia- unreal show!!!!!

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Post by: Tony Baloney on December 28, 2008, 01:08:06 AM
just back from watching that Australia- unreal show!!!!!


Is it a long film? When i hear the word epic I think a 3 hour bum number! Can't say I'm a fan of Kidman but I might give it a shot.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on December 28, 2008, 11:10:09 PM
Pineapple Express - loved it
Step Brothers - decent 
What happened in Vegas - more of a chick flick but worth the watch
Tropic Thunder - shit
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Post by: ziggysego on December 28, 2008, 11:47:31 PM
Ah what? Tropic Thunder was a good old laugh!
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 28, 2008, 11:50:55 PM
Pineapple Express - loved it
Step Brothers - decent 
What happened in Vegas - more of a chick flick but worth the watch
Tropic Thunder - shit

Haven't seen What Happens In Vegas, am avoiding it, if it is anything like Just Married with Kutcher I am doing myself a favour, tripe.

Out of the other three I loved the first two and thought Tropic was decent enough, Tom Cruise saved it

Just back from the cinema, saw The Changeling, typical Eastwood I thought, very long winded, was a good story though, Jolie was good in it and I was glad to see JOhn Malkoich who I think is great. The woman said it was the best film she has seen in the last year or so, I thought it was ok, a bit depressing! More of a comedy man myself.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 28, 2008, 11:51:40 PM
By the way Pints are you just wathing film after film to fill your time off?? Is that eight in the last two days??!
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Post by: pintsofguinness on December 29, 2008, 12:05:44 AM
Nah ziggy, great idea for a film but ruined by too much sillyness.

What happens in vegas is better than just married - it's not a masterpiece but it's worth watching to pass a hour. 
I like Kutcher.  Gets a lot of unfair criticism imo. 

By the way Pints are you just wathing film after film to fill your time off?? Is that eight in the last two days??!
Aye, downloaded a few before I came home and just going through them - have righteous kill and dark knight to go.  (I also watched Mr Bean's holiday)
then i've to rewatch wild hogs, superbad and knocked up.
I've also got to watch seasons 2 and 3 of arrested development, seasons 3&4 of everybody loves raymond, the last two seasons of malcolm in the middle, a couple of the final episodes of that 70s show and shameless season 5. 

I like my films and tv shows.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 29, 2008, 12:37:14 AM
Nah ziggy, great idea for a film but ruined by too much sillyness.

What happens in vegas is better than just married - it's not a masterpiece but it's worth watching to pass a hour. 
I like Kutcher.  Gets a lot of unfair criticism imo. 

By the way Pints are you just wathing film after film to fill your time off?? Is that eight in the last two days??!
Aye, downloaded a few before I came home and just going through them - have righteous kill and dark knight to go.  (I also watched Mr Bean's holiday)
then i've to rewatch wild hogs, superbad and knocked up.
I've also got to watch seasons 2 and 3 of arrested development, seasons 3&4 of everybody loves raymond, the last two seasons of malcolm in the middle, a couple of the final episodes of that 70s show and shameless season 5. 

I like my films and tv shows.

Arrested Development is very good bt I have never seen it through properly, thinking about getting the dvds.

If you have never seen it, I would recommend downloading some Curb Your Enthusiam, from series one and give it time to get to know the characters, one of my favourite shows.
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Post by: ziggysego on December 29, 2008, 12:39:17 AM
Watched Elf a couple of times on FilmFour. Hilarious Christmas film!
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Post by: pintsofguinness on December 29, 2008, 12:48:28 AM
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If you have never seen it, I would recommend downloading some Curb Your Enthusiam, from series one and give it time to get to know the characters, one of my favourite shows.
ah I have it, one of my favourite shows too, have the frist 5 series on dvd and series 6 was my first download when I got the broadband in.  Great, great show. 
Smiling just thinking about it.
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Post by: Tyrones own on December 29, 2008, 02:58:55 AM
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Watched Elf a couple of times on FilmFour. Hilarious Christmas film!

Yes it's common place in our house too at Christmas.. Innocent, funny film.
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Post by: Hardy on December 29, 2008, 11:13:00 AM
Things to do in the week after Christmas instead of lounging in the house watching DVDs:

1. Lamping rabbits

Fire away ...
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Post by: Niall Quinn on December 29, 2008, 04:31:31 PM
2. pen some OWC-inspired vitriol and blanket enter a selection of uninteresting competitions.
3. early Christmas shopping.
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Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on December 29, 2008, 04:41:06 PM
looking forward to seeing The Wrestler
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Puckoon on December 29, 2008, 06:11:04 PM
Watched Fargo last night - quite enjoyable, if a bit dark.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on December 29, 2008, 06:35:23 PM
Watched dark knight at 3 this morning, great film and I'm not normally in to the super hero thing but I enjoyed it.
Heath Ledger was excellent, such a sad waste.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: heganboy on December 29, 2008, 06:40:41 PM
watched the day the earth stood still 6.5 out of 10 and 7 pounds 6 out of 10
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Post by: nrico2006 on December 29, 2008, 08:16:26 PM
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just back from watching that Australia- unreal show!!!!!

Saw it on Saturday night, great film.  The wee fella (Nullah) stole the show.  Going to see Twiilight now.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on December 29, 2008, 08:34:07 PM
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just back from watching that Australia- unreal show!!!!!

Saw it on Saturday night, great film.  The wee fella (Nullah) stole the show.  Going to see Twiilight now.
Get a life nrico.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on December 29, 2008, 08:46:26 PM
Why does he need a life?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 29, 2008, 09:22:38 PM
You'd think he'd take his fella out somewhere other than the cinema every other night!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on December 29, 2008, 09:30:34 PM
Nonsense, when I lived a 10 minute walk from the cinema I use to go at least twice a week (sometimes 3 or 4, depending on what was showing).  Early evening was the best time when there wasn't many there and you hadnt to put up with too many people.  It's very relaxing.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 29, 2008, 09:44:57 PM
I know, when I lived in Belfast me and missus would have been there twice a week and would have pulled the odd double header too. The cinema is great in the afternoon. I hated packed shows as there was always some twat annoying everyone.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on December 29, 2008, 11:02:47 PM
i watched the film version of phathom of the opera (2004) this evening and was well impressed especially with gerad bulter.. wat a voice he has.... wasn't looking as pretty as he usually does!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on December 29, 2008, 11:52:06 PM
Saw Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events for the first time tonight. For a children's film, it's very dark. Well worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Donagh on December 30, 2008, 12:12:15 AM
Watched a few over the past few weeks:

Seven Pounds - slow pace but very watchable, mature performance from Will Smith. Recommended
Hancock - don't really go for the superhero fantasy movie myself but I really enjoyed this. Will Smith again showing he's not a one trick pony. Recommended
Ghost Town - in the same vein as the Patrick Swayze film Ghost from a few years ago with the bloke from the 'Office' in the Whoopie Goldberg role. Bloke from the 'Office' shows he is a one trick pony. Not Recommended.
The Kite Runner - watched this a few times and still not convinced (that it's as good as it should be) though that's probably because I just finished the book a few weeks back. I got the impression most of the actors inexperienced but the Director has still managed the difficult subject matter very well. An excellent film, though not as gripping as the book. Recommended
Malcom X - Spike Lee continues to mature as a Director but I think he takes a few too many liberties with this one i.e. there are quite a few inaccuracies which had me thinking Lee was doing a propaganda job. Still, Will Smith is good in the role but the ending is very "smaltzy". Mandela turning up is also a bit stomach turning. Recommended
Peter Kays Special Kay - clips of his tv appearances. Only for the hard core. Not recommended
Peter Kay Live at Bolton Albert Hall - Okay. Not as 'wholesome' as his earlier standup but funny enough I suppose. Neutral
300 - pile of shite. Avoid
Going My Way - Bing Crosby at his best. Heart warming film making at its best. Recommended
Wall-E - (pronounced Wally). Thought it slow and by the numbers myself but the weemen in the house like it. Not recommended
Step Brothers - very funny. Recommended
Taken - big Neeson in an action movie. Works fairly well. Recommended

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on December 30, 2008, 12:36:38 AM
Righteous Kill - hmm, it's not heat.  Talents of Al Pacino and De Niro wasted in it imo. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on December 30, 2008, 10:45:44 AM
Righteous Kill is wafer thin on all levels, a films that insults the discerning filmgoer who were sucked in to watch De Niro and Pacino.

I watched Revolutionary Road.
I thought it would have made a brilliant stage play.

It's a slow and intense drama with Di Caprio and Winslet at the centre.
Some scenes are just full blown images from real life flung back at gale force to the audience.
The peak is reached with the last argument, captures the essence of total and utter breakdown.

The actor who played Kathy Bates's son stole every scene he was in.
A very good film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 30, 2008, 11:26:38 AM
I'd say you'd get short odds on Kate Winslet getting another Oscar nomination this year. She must be on four or five nominations without getting the nod. Maybe this year!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on December 30, 2008, 11:30:04 AM
Only got around to watching Mean Streets (1973) last week. Underrated film - as good as Goodfellas.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AFS on December 30, 2008, 04:39:18 PM
Went to see Yes Man the other night. Its no classic but it had its moments.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: under the bar on December 30, 2008, 04:49:27 PM
Godfather Part 2 was on last nite and I sat up till 2am watching it.  Part 3 on tonight.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 30, 2008, 05:19:12 PM
Righteous Kill is wafer thin on all levels, a films that insults the discerning filmgoer who were sucked in to watch De Niro and Pacino.

I watched Revolutionary Road.
I thought it would have made a brilliant stage play.

It's a slow and intense drama with Di Caprio and Winslet at the centre.
Some scenes are just full blown images from real life flung back at gale force to the audience.
The peak is reached with the last argument, captures the essence of total and utter breakdown.

The actor who played Kathy Bates's son stole every scene he was in.
A very good film.


Saw a trailer for that how the other night while I was at the cinema

Wasn't impressed, it didn't look very exciting, not a lot looked to be happening??

Saying that I do like Leo, hes such a dream boat.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on December 30, 2008, 05:31:55 PM
Your instincts are spot on.
It's not the film for you.
It's the paint drying opposite of excitement.

However it does exorcise totally the ghosts of the Titanic romantic schmaltz between them with nuclear force.



Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: milltown row on December 30, 2008, 05:32:52 PM
took kids out to watch Bedtime Stories, not a massive Sandler fan but the film was good aul craic, kids loved it and it went quick enough
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 30, 2008, 05:34:45 PM
Your instincts are spot on.
It's not the film for you.
It's the paint drying opposite of excitement.

However it does exorcise totally the ghosts of the Titanic romantic schmaltz between them with nuclear force.





What do you base this on?!?!?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on December 30, 2008, 06:48:15 PM
What do you base this on?!?!?

"Wasn't impressed, it didn't look very exciting, not a lot looked to be happening??"
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on December 30, 2008, 07:17:23 PM
What do you base this on?!?!?

"Wasn't impressed, it didn't look very exciting, not a lot looked to be happening??"


Touche!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on January 05, 2009, 10:08:54 AM
Watched 'Hunger' at the weekend and apart from the scene between the Priest and BS it was pretty average.

Also watched 'There will be Blood'.  It was a good show but the story was a bit haphazard.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Donagh on January 05, 2009, 12:06:05 PM
Watched the first part of the new 'Che' movie recently. Soderbergh gives a masterclass in movie making with Benicio Del Toro's understated portrayal of Guevara very compelling. The two combine to produce as good a film as you'll watch all year. If it were any other subject matter the Oscars would be raining down on it, but I suspect not.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: stevo-08 on January 05, 2009, 01:04:50 PM
Watched The Kite Runner recently. Very good film. Although as usual, I suspect the book is even better.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: the milkman on January 05, 2009, 01:08:22 PM
Watched the first part of the new 'Che' movie recently. Soderbergh gives a masterclass in movie making with Benicio Del Toro's understated portrayal of Guevara very compelling. The two combine to produce as good a film as you'll watch all year. If it were any other subject matter the Oscars would be raining down on it, but I suspect not.

Yeah i watched it on saturday, great film! Del Toro was excellent in it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: under the bar on January 05, 2009, 01:09:03 PM
Did anyone watch The Garage starring Pat Short over the holidays?  Failry light-hearted until the ending which made you sit up an take notice!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: liihb on January 05, 2009, 01:28:26 PM
Did anyone watch The Garage starring Pat Short over the holidays?  Failry light-hearted until the ending which made you sit up an take notice!
Yeah I did, thought it was very good. Breffni was some w**ker!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 05, 2009, 01:52:05 PM
Watched the first part of the new 'Che' movie recently. Soderbergh gives a masterclass in movie making with Benicio Del Toro's understated portrayal of Guevara very compelling. The two combine to produce as good a film as you'll watch all year. If it were any other subject matter the Oscars would be raining down on it, but I suspect not.
Would like to see this. Didn't even realise it was out until I read a review in one of the Sunday papers. The review said it was okay but got a bit bogged down in the minutiae of guerilla warfare which obviously wasn't to the reviewers liking! Soderbergh can be a bit style over substance sometimes.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 05, 2009, 01:55:27 PM
Agreed about the Che part 1. Superb film, more like a docudrama.
Based on Che's reminiscences and accurate dramatisations of his story as he wrote it.
So accurate as to some scenes are replicates of the surviving footage and photographs.
5 cigars.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: T O Hare on January 05, 2009, 02:57:02 PM
did anyone see Austrailia yet??
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Niall Quinn on January 05, 2009, 03:10:47 PM
I really enjoyed The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Although I've great respect for F Scott Fitzgerald, to base a film on a seemingly one-feature short story struck me as flawed premise - not so.

I'm normally a fan of Roger Ebert's reviews, but would take issue with this extract from his review of the movie:

"The movie's premise devalues any relationship, makes futile any friendship or romance, and spits, not into the face of destiny, but backward into the maw of time."
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081223/REVIEWS/812239995/1023 (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081223/REVIEWS/812239995/1023)

I thought the significance of relationships in the movie was in fact exemplified by the enhanced transcience aspect, rather than devalued. Indeed I got to wondering how Ebert's observation would sit with the terminally ill? Would he contend that friendships and romance in some way devalued by differing life expectancy profiles?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on January 05, 2009, 04:45:41 PM
Australia is a good show, the wee fella in it was brilliant and although it becomes a bit predictable it is very enjoyable.  I have been looking forward to Benjamin Button for a year now. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Iceman on January 05, 2009, 06:15:28 PM
watched tropic thunder last night - very over rated - only some minor funny parts - felt insulted at times watching it
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Rav67 on January 05, 2009, 06:19:27 PM
Watched Somers Town- another Shane Meadows film, only just over 1 hr long and a simple plot but its very well-made and some funny bits in it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 05, 2009, 07:35:14 PM
Watched that Frost-Nixon film the other night, really good!

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 05, 2009, 07:36:45 PM
Watched that Frost-Nixon film the other night, really good!



Seen it advertised a few times and was considering going to see it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 05, 2009, 08:23:59 PM
Watched that Frost-Nixon film the other night, really good!



Really liked the trailer of this when I saw it... The woman gets to pick the next film we see and I bet she picks this, she does politics at uni. Pity, I really wanna see Role Models, I love Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on January 05, 2009, 08:26:43 PM
Watched Somers Town- another Shane Meadows film, only just over 1 hr long and a simple plot but its very well-made and some funny bits in it.

Watched Dead Man's Shoes last week by the same man. 8/10
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 05, 2009, 08:57:53 PM
Watched that Frost-Nixon film the other night, really good!


Hard to believe he went on to present Through the Keyhole! Frost I mean. I think this will be front runner in the Oscars.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 05, 2009, 09:02:33 PM
Watched that Frost-Nixon film the other night, really good!


Hard to believe he went on to present Through the Keyhole! Frost I mean. I think this will be front runner in the Oscars.

Aye he went way up in my estimation after watching that.

Downloaded this che film there, yous didn't tell me it was in, what? spanish?  I hate reading films. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 05, 2009, 09:12:08 PM
Watched that Frost-Nixon film the other night, really good!


Hard to believe he went on to present Through the Keyhole! Frost I mean. I think this will be front runner in the Oscars.

Aye he went way up in my estimation after watching that.

Downloaded this che film there, yous didn't tell me it was in, what? spanish?  I hate reading films. 

You pay for nothing these days!!  :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: achadh gallain on January 05, 2009, 09:15:34 PM
Seen a new clint eastwood film over in america there, dont think its out here yet though.. its called Gran Torino.. absolutely class film.. i usually hate clint eastwood films, though this one is very funny an not like any of his usual films.. highly recommended!  ;)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 05, 2009, 09:16:16 PM
Watched that Frost-Nixon film the other night, really good!


Hard to believe he went on to present Through the Keyhole! Frost I mean. I think this will be front runner in the Oscars.

Aye he went way up in my estimation after watching that.

Downloaded this che film there, yous didn't tell me it was in, what? spanish?  I hate reading films. 

You pay for nothing these days!!  :D
There is a recession you know.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 05, 2009, 09:19:48 PM
Seen a new clint eastwood film over in america there, dont think its out here yet though.. its called Gran Torino.. absolutely class film.. i usually hate clint eastwood films, though this one is very funny an not like any of his usual films.. highly recommended!  ;)

Thats a racing car game.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: achadh gallain on January 05, 2009, 09:22:03 PM
well i definitely seen it in a cinema smart ass... its a new film aswell ya no!!  :)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 05, 2009, 09:24:33 PM
well i definitely seen it in a cinema smart ass... its a new film aswell ya no!!  :)

it was a joke about the racing game, Gran Turismo, do keep up please

 ::)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 05, 2009, 09:26:07 PM
well i definitely seen it in a cinema smart ass... its a new film aswell ya no!!  :)

In this day and age, that means nothing. Some people hear download film illegally you know ;) sssh
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: achadh gallain on January 05, 2009, 09:29:30 PM
how the frig am i meant to no about car racin games?! im a girl... we'r not meant to understand these things!!

and i realise that zig.. im plannin on downloading it myself! ssssh!!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 05, 2009, 10:06:11 PM
Best movie on the box over the Christmas was Das Boot (TG4 I think).


I saw Defiance, a story about the Bielski Brothers (tough feckers), making life out in the woods in Bellarussia, protecting over a 1,000 jews during WW2.
They were a bunch of terrorists who stopped at nothing to create mayhem, robbing, murder and extortion against law abiding civilians and the governing authorities ::)

I read a book about them a few years ago and it was a great read. If the film brings more to read the book then that will be it's greatest service.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 05, 2009, 11:07:16 PM
Das Boot is magic. The sound and atmosphere is better than any film I've seen. If you watch it with the lights out and with surround sound you really feel the claustrophobia of life in a sub. You really find yourself rooting for the Germans!
 I'd love to have seen it in the cinema. Read the book first so I loved the film before I ever watched it!
Pints you have to "read it" but it's well worth watching.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: biglerman on January 05, 2009, 11:10:08 PM
if u get a chance check out Daniel Craig's new Movie 'Defiance', seen it today; 9/10
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 05, 2009, 11:12:57 PM
Quote
Pints you have to "read it" but it's well worth watching.
Yeah, I'll try, it looks good.  I tried with Downfall too and give up half way in through though. 

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on January 05, 2009, 11:18:08 PM
Seen a new clint eastwood film over in america there, dont think its out here yet though.. its called Gran Torino.. absolutely class film.. i usually hate clint eastwood films, though this one is very funny an not like any of his usual films.. highly recommended!  ;)
"Oh, I was in America and um guess what?.....

.........Did I tell ya I was in America?"
 ::)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Hardy on January 05, 2009, 11:39:31 PM
Did anyone watch The Garage starring Pat Short over the holidays?  Failry light-hearted until the ending which made you sit up an take notice!
Yeah I did, thought it was very good. Breffni was some w**ker!

I saw that - it was a lovely piece of work. Pat Shortt can act.

Downfall is magnificent. Das Boot too.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 05, 2009, 11:41:29 PM
Quote
Downfall is magnificent.
I know hardy but you'd think they'd put it in english!

How are you meant to watch something when you're reading the screen as well, you cant do both.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on January 05, 2009, 11:42:59 PM
The Strangers - The girl in Xtravision told me to put back the dvd I brought up to her (can't remember what it was) as she said it was the worst film ever. She told me to get The Strangers. I hope she breaks her arm. It was the biggest pile of shite.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 06, 2009, 12:32:44 AM
The Strangers - The girl in Xtravision told me to put back the dvd I brought up to her (can't remember what it was) as she said it was the worst film ever. She told me to get The Strangers. I hope she breaks her arm. It was the biggest pile of shite.
Jesus will you never learn. The ones in the local xtravision always point people in the direction of the biggest heaps of shite. I think they must get commission for it. I tend to ignore them and keep what I picked. Which may be shit but at least it's my shit!

Pints believe or not the Germans didn't speak much English to each other as they had, and still have, a perfectly good language of their own! I think on my dvd of Das Boot you can get an English dubbed version but surely it's more authentic in German.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tyrones own on January 06, 2009, 04:11:54 AM
I've been meaning to get out to see that Gran Torino..supposed to be pretty good by most accounts.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 07, 2009, 12:33:10 AM
Watched Cass there, f**king dull as dish water.
Rise of a foot soldier is far better. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: achadh gallain on January 07, 2009, 06:05:41 PM
Seen a new clint eastwood film over in america there, dont think its out here yet though.. its called Gran Torino.. absolutely class film.. i usually hate clint eastwood films, though this one is very funny an not like any of his usual films.. highly recommended!  ;)
"Oh, I was in America and um guess what?.....

.........Did I tell ya I was in America?"
 ::)

 :D :D :D :D piss off.... though here... was i tellin ya that i was in america??
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 07, 2009, 06:10:39 PM
Watched Hancock there over christmas, absolutely brutal

Was made watch PS I love You on Sunday, herselfs birhtday, and was surprised that i actuallt , enjoyed it, definitely a chick flick but good story, plenty of gags and good sound track, was impressed
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Iceman on January 07, 2009, 06:11:01 PM
I heard Rourke was great in the Wrestler - best career performance?
Gran Turino is getting good reports and everyone I have spoken to so far loves The Curious case of Benjamin button
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: bridgegael on January 07, 2009, 06:17:09 PM
Watched Cass there, f**king dull as dish water.
Rise of a foot soldier is far better. 

yeah it was mediocre at best,  was expecting more violence in it.

watched 'Felon' the other day,  i thought it was very good.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on January 07, 2009, 11:28:39 PM
Something about Mary is on Sky Movies at the moment,can't believe its 10 years old..Still find it funny even after watching it dozens of times before
Cameron Diaz at her most gorgeous in it i might add
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 08, 2009, 12:26:42 AM
Something about Mary is on Sky Movies at the moment,can't believe its 10 years old..Still find it funny even after watching it dozens of times before
Cameron Diaz at her most gorgeous in it i might add
Movies you never tire of watching? Mostly comedies. I must have seen 48 Hours and Beverly Hills Cop about a dozen times. Can watch Midnight Run, American Pie and Road Trip til the cows come home.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 08, 2009, 01:05:06 AM
Was made watch PS I love You on Sunday, herselfs birhtday, and was surprised that i actuallt , enjoyed it, definitely a chick flick but good story, plenty of gags and good sound track, was impressed

Bender alert. ;D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: wrecked_em on January 08, 2009, 01:18:10 AM

Was made watch PS I love You on Sunday, herselfs birhtday, and was surprised that i actuallt , enjoyed it, definitely a chick flick but good story, plenty of gags and good sound track, was impressed

the biggest pile of stemming turd i have recently had the misfortune of watching.
yer man's 'oirish' accent is so bad it makes it unwatchable


just after watching slumdog millionaire, different and very predictable but good i thought, (despite the rules of who wants to be a millionaire being slightly different and therefore off putting)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Goats Do Shave on January 08, 2009, 07:53:30 AM
Watched 'Hunger' last night. Fairly tough show to watch. Decent enough show, though 'Some Mother's son' is in a different league!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 08, 2009, 05:09:11 PM
Was made watch PS I love You on Sunday, herselfs birhtday, and was surprised that i actuallt , enjoyed it, definitely a chick flick but good story, plenty of gags and good sound track, was impressed

Bender alert. ;D

I stand by it GBB, i'm confident in my sexuality  8)

Now as for hunger, what an overrated pile of shite, typical of the kind of thing u get knobs writing reviews to jump on to show that they are all arty
I'm sure i'm completeing missing the cinematic qualities and i'll be berated as a philistine but gimme entertainment anyday
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: milltown row on January 08, 2009, 09:51:38 PM
wolf creek on tonight, channel 4

top show
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: corn02 on January 08, 2009, 11:13:43 PM
Role Models is very, very good.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Goats Do Shave on January 09, 2009, 07:53:39 AM
Mean Girls... Class!  :P
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 09, 2009, 11:08:36 PM
I Am Cuba 1964 is on Film Four later tonight at 1.15am

I haven't seen it,  supposedly a classic. I'll just record it.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/i_am_cuba/ (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/i_am_cuba/)






Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on January 09, 2009, 11:23:55 PM
The Wrestler was Ok.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 09, 2009, 11:26:59 PM
Watched Defiance there, good show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on January 10, 2009, 08:55:59 AM
Oscar nominations in a fortnight or so.

Bookies reckon Revolutionary Road, Dark Knight, Curious Case, Che, Changeling, Slumdog will be in with a shout.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on January 10, 2009, 09:00:22 AM
Golden Globes

Best Dramatic Film
Slumdog Millionaire    4 - 7
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button    3 - 1
Revolutionary Road    5 - 1
Frost/Nixon    10 - 1
The Reader    20 - 1


Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 10, 2009, 10:34:46 AM
Golden Globes

Best Dramatic Film
Slumdog Millionaire    4 - 7
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button    3 - 1
Revolutionary Road    5 - 1
Frost/Nixon    10 - 1
The Reader    20 - 1



Kate Winslet is in 2 of those so could have a sixth nomination under belt. I'd have money on Revolutionary Road at fives.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 10, 2009, 04:39:14 PM
Revolutionary Road, boring at the beginning but oddly gets interesting, not much happens though. Worth a watch, just about.
Slum dog millionaire and Benjamin Button both very well made, a lot of people will like them but neither did it for me. 
Ghost Town, makes "Ghost" look like a masterpiece. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 10, 2009, 06:21:41 PM
The outstanding feature in Revolutionary Road was Kate Winslet
she must be in the line for the actress award.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 10, 2009, 06:31:18 PM
The outstanding feature in Revolutionary Road was Kate Winslet
she must be in the line for the actress award.
Who else will be in contention for the ladies award. Haven't seen Changeling but by all accounts Angelina Jolie's role was for nothing other than to win her an Oscar.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 12, 2009, 03:39:59 PM
I haven't seen the Changeling either, I downloaded a screener but the quality was poorer than the usual so I'll wait for better.

I see Gabriel Byrne won an GG award for TV drama actor as a psychiatrist  "In Treatment".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0835434/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0835434/)

Interesting format,  5 patients,
each patient gets one episode a week, therapy continued the following week.
There are  5 episodes in a week.
So far, Series 1 has been running for 9 weeks, about 45 episodes.
I think I´ll download the whole lot of them
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: magpie seanie on January 12, 2009, 05:11:12 PM
Watched Defiance there, good show.


Saw it Saturday myself and really enjoyed it. Great story.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 12, 2009, 05:22:27 PM
Role Models is very, very good.

Saw this myself last night, the whole cniema was ni stitches!! The wee fella stole the show...

Though on a sadder note, I was dying for the toilet the shole time and couldn't relax!! I didn't want to leave in case I missed something plus the row was full and I would have pissed everyone off!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on January 12, 2009, 05:29:41 PM
Sex Drive is a good laugh.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 12, 2009, 05:30:31 PM
Sex Drive is a good laugh.

Trailer looks good, think I will watch that next...
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Post by: corn02 on January 12, 2009, 05:31:24 PM
Role Models is very, very good.

Saw this myself last night, the whole cniema was ni stitches!! The wee fella stole the show...

Though on a sadder note, I was dying for the toilet the shole time and couldn't relax!! I didn't want to leave in case I missed something plus the row was full and I would have pissed everyone off!!

Didn't I tell you he would upsatge Fogal. Our raw dog from Mullaghbawn said he didn't like it because the wee fella "would not say that stuff in real life."  ??? It's a movie....
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 12, 2009, 05:36:01 PM
Role Models is very, very good.

Saw this myself last night, the whole cniema was ni stitches!! The wee fella stole the show...

Though on a sadder note, I was dying for the toilet the shole time and couldn't relax!! I didn't want to leave in case I missed something plus the row was full and I would have pissed everyone off!!

Didn't I tell you he would upsatge Fogal. Our raw dog from Mullaghbawn said he didn't like it because the wee fella "would not say that stuff in real life."  ??? It's a movie....

He must not enjoy tv or film, all this fantasy stuff!!
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Post by: corn02 on January 12, 2009, 05:48:48 PM
Role Models is very, very good.

Saw this myself last night, the whole cniema was ni stitches!! The wee fella stole the show...

Though on a sadder note, I was dying for the toilet the shole time and couldn't relax!! I didn't want to leave in case I missed something plus the row was full and I would have pissed everyone off!!



Didn't I tell you he would upsatge Fogal. Our raw dog from Mullaghbawn said he didn't like it because the wee fella "would not say that stuff in real life."  ??? It's a movie....


He must not enjoy tv or film, all this fantasy stuff!!

He belongs in Laird.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on January 12, 2009, 07:58:02 PM
Watched Pineapple Express on saturday night. Didn't really fancy it compared to the others from the Apatow stable.

Hellboy 2 last night. Not great. Although wtf was the Giant's Causeway big all about?!
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Post by: Rav67 on January 12, 2009, 11:13:45 PM
Role models is quality.  The doll who runs the camp is very funny in it as well as the wee lad
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Post by: Goats Do Shave on January 13, 2009, 07:59:59 AM
Watched Pineapple Express on saturday night. Didn't really fancy it compared to the others from the Apatow stable.

Piiish!
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Post by: full back on January 13, 2009, 08:31:39 AM
Role Models is a decent show
The wee lad is very very funny, steals the whole show
Thought the ending was pure sh1te, they spend far too much time on the 'battle' & then it is a happy ending for everyone ::)
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Post by: Puckoon on January 16, 2009, 02:42:36 AM
Just watched grand Torino. Havnt been this impressed with a movie in a long time. Eastwood is superb.
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Post by: nrico2006 on January 16, 2009, 09:14:07 AM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is very, very good.
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Post by: Main Street on January 16, 2009, 10:19:32 AM
What was the appeal for you nrico?
I thought the Curious Case of Benjamin Button was alright, interesting but not outstanding.

I was irritated by the overdose and overkill with CGI, looked so obviously fake.
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Post by: Donagh on January 16, 2009, 10:23:22 AM
Just watched grand Torino. Havnt been this impressed with a movie in a long time. Eastwood is superb.

Have been trying to get a few hours to watch this for a while now. The oul boy has been raving about it. Shud get a look this weekend.

Watched Defiance last weekend. Okay war movie in the "oh isn't it horrible how the Jews were treated" mode. Probably would have enjoyed it more if Gaza wasn't getting pounding at the moment.
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Post by: ONeill on January 16, 2009, 10:51:09 AM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is very, very good.

Good in bits. As said, a bit of overkill and very Forrest Gump-ish at times.
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Post by: SidelineKick on January 16, 2009, 11:04:10 AM
From a few years back but I loved The Legend of Bagger Vance.  Haven't seen it in ages!
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Post by: Tony Baloney on January 16, 2009, 12:51:54 PM
What was the appeal for you nrico?
I thought the Curious Case of Benjamin Button was alright, interesting but not outstanding.

I was irritated by the overdose and overkill with CGI, looked so obviously fake.
Has a wee thing (or so I've heard) for Brad Pitt.

See Will Smith is over touting 7 Pounds. Anyone seen it?
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Post by: screenexile on January 16, 2009, 01:00:33 PM
Watched Valkyrie last night. Thought it was decent enough except for the whole accents thing. It starts with Cruise writing in his diary and saying a monologue in German, then towards the end of the entry they mesh it wth Engish and then someone calls him in English and the whole cast are either Engllish or American and speak with a normal accent. Good storyline and if nobody knows the real life story it is very interesting.

Watched the wrestler recently and thought it was the biggest pile of steaming turd I've seen in a long time. Really artsy and boring imo I didn't like it at all, and I usually love wrestling.

Also saw Fros Nixon which is also very interesting if nobody knows the story behind it. Very well acted too I thought although Frost is somewhat of a smug git.

I have changeling and 7 pounds to watch now over the weekend. Only thing to do when off the booze!!
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Post by: Hank Everlast on January 16, 2009, 01:17:25 PM
i watched revolutionary road and 7 pounds last weekend, both very good, tho rev road would be one of the most depressing films i have seen.
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Post by: nrico2006 on January 16, 2009, 01:34:10 PM
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From a few years back but I loved The Legend of Bagger Vance.  Haven't seen it in ages!

Same here, one of my favourites and probably like Benjamin Button for the same reason in that its a bit mystical.  I have Seven Pounds at the house, probably watch it tonight. 
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Post by: Main Street on January 16, 2009, 01:42:28 PM
See Will Smith is over touting 7 Pounds. Anyone seen it?
It's a very well made chick flick.
Could have been called  'a benevolent path to self destruction'
with the inevitable bit of romance thrown in.


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Post by: Tony Baloney on January 16, 2009, 01:57:23 PM
See Will Smith is over touting 7 Pounds. Anyone seen it?
It's a very well made chick flick.
Could have been called  'a benevolent path to self destruction'
with the inevitable bit of romance thrown in.



No doubt with a gratuitous scene with Will Smith with his top off for the ladies? Since he bulked up for Ali I think he has it written into his contract that he has to have his shirt off at least once in every movie!

i watched revolutionary road and 7 pounds last weekend, both very good, tho rev road would be one of the most depressing films i have seen.
In a good way?!
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Post by: Tony Baloney on January 16, 2009, 01:58:46 PM
Watched Valkyrie last night. Thought it was decent enough except for the whole accents thing. It starts with Cruise writing in his diary and saying a monologue in German, then towards the end of the entry they mesh it wth Engish and then someone calls him in English and the whole cast are either Engllish or American and speak with a normal accent. Good storyline and if nobody knows the real life story it is very interesting.

do Hollywood really bother with accents anymore? Sean Connery has been a Scotsman in every movie he's made, including a role as a Russian submarine commander in the Hunt for Red October!
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Post by: The Iceman on January 16, 2009, 03:45:54 PM
Taken - Liam Neeson - best film I've seen in a long time.  Have Gran Turino to watch this weekend so looking forward to that based on the above reports - thank God for torrents.
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Post by: tyrone86 on January 16, 2009, 03:51:34 PM
Saw Pride and Glory with Ed Norton and Colin Farrell, an enjoyable enough way to kill 2 hours
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Post by: nrico2006 on January 16, 2009, 04:11:30 PM
I thought taken was good.  I have Prode and Glory to watch and hopef to see it this weekend also.  Might hit the Cinema tonight to see Defiance. 
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Post by: canice lynch on January 16, 2009, 04:12:51 PM
Watched Eden Lake recently. very good believable horror movie. Def worth watchin!! Also seen The strangers which is one of them jumpy horror movies but its based on a true story so not bad either..
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Post by: GaillimhIarthair on January 16, 2009, 05:17:59 PM
Went to see Slumdog Millionaire in the flicks last night.  Thought it was one of the best films I have seen in ages.  Highly Recommended.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 17, 2009, 06:34:59 PM
Gran Torino - absolutely brilliant, great ending. 
Bangkok Dangerous - decent, worth a watch.
Eagle Eye - run of the mill thriller. 
Wanted - not great imo, James McAvoy was the wrong actor, he's no hitman.
The Express - American football film about Ernie Davies, decent show, worth a watch.
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Post by: ONeill on January 17, 2009, 11:33:09 PM
Seven Pounds is very average and I wouldn't be inclined to see it again. A bit slow in parts, I was never really convinced that Smith was in turmoil. It may possibly have been his worst movie, although without him the thing would've bombed completely. Didn't think it was well made and that was a shame as the subject matter had potential. The ending was the only time I was zoned in.
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Post by: Doire abú on January 18, 2009, 03:02:00 AM
Watched Four Last Songs there tonight cause I had nothing else to do. Twas good, but wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea.
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Post by: DrinkingHarp on January 18, 2009, 03:14:49 AM
Before the Devil Knows your Dead- 2007

The show itself is O.K.

But Marisa Tomei is naked in most of her scenes and full frontal ;) ;)

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Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 18, 2009, 10:58:50 AM
Had a wee nostalgia attack and ordered a few old school box sets...

Look Who's Talking Boxset
Problem Child 1,2 and 3
Three Men And A Little Baby / Three Men And A Little Lady
Sister Act 1 and 2

Was thinking about Father Of The Bride 1 and 2 but might get those with next weeks purchases...
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Post by: stiffler on January 18, 2009, 11:15:20 AM
Some great films out at the minute....why could they not have released a few over xmas when there was frick all out??

anyone seen that che show? im looking forward to the 2nd installment out in feb.

That wrestler has got some reviews so far, whats peoples opinions on it?


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Post by: Jimmy Joe on January 18, 2009, 11:31:32 AM
Had a wee nostalgia attack and ordered a few old school box sets...


Problem Child 1,2 and 3


I didn't actually know there was a 2 and 3.  I'd say they're good  ;)
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 18, 2009, 11:39:23 AM
Had a wee nostalgia attack and ordered a few old school box sets...


Problem Child 1,2 and 3


I didn't actually know there was a 2 and 3.  I'd say they're good  ;)

Had them all on VHS when I was little, loved them then, don't think I have changed much since then so don't see why I won't still love them!!

The sequels were good, one involved Junior having a pen pal come out of prison and wreck all round him!!
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Post by: screenexile on January 18, 2009, 02:37:42 PM
Some great films out at the minute....why could they not have released a few over xmas when there was frick all out??

anyone seen that che show? im looking forward to the 2nd installment out in feb.

That wrestler has got some reviews so far, whats peoples opinions on it?




Thought it was pants! Yeah it was a good performance but it reminded me of American Beauty a bit where it follows a guy around who's gettin her tight and that's about it. No real plot to it and not my cup of tea to be honest. Marisa Tomei gets the wabs out though so not all bad.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 18, 2009, 11:16:44 PM
enemy at the gates on bbc1 - great film.
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Post by: new devil on January 18, 2009, 11:17:55 PM
Pride and glory-great movie
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Post by: leenie on January 18, 2009, 11:20:05 PM
I watched a beautiful mind last night..... brilliant film and a biopic

russel crowe is fab in it!

also made me cry...
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Post by: DoYerJob Linesman on January 18, 2009, 11:23:58 PM
If I make you cry would you think im great too?
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Post by: ziggysego on January 18, 2009, 11:24:39 PM
Outbreak starting on ITV 2 now. Great wee flick.
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Post by: leenie on January 18, 2009, 11:26:40 PM
If I make you cry would you think im great too?

depends on what it is you would do to make me cry
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Post by: hardstation on January 18, 2009, 11:26:49 PM
The Reader - SHITE!
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Post by: mattockranger on January 19, 2009, 01:21:06 AM
the wrestler...yes the wrestler overrated!

mickey puts in a good performance though! hell of a man!
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Post by: achadh gallain on January 19, 2009, 05:44:18 PM
Watched The Hurricane last night - absolutely brilliant film, denzel washington is brilliant in it. A real "feel good" movie..

Also just started watching the Godfather trilogy.. have never seen it before an my da made me watch it on saturday night, half way through the second one now, an im very impressed!
It's great bein a student an havin all this free time to do nothin!!
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Post by: longball on January 19, 2009, 05:46:16 PM
went to see Sex Drive last nite it was very funny two thumbs up.
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Post by: ONeill on January 19, 2009, 05:46:41 PM
Watched The Hurricane last night - absolutely brilliant film, denzel washington is brilliant in it. A real "feel good" movie..

Also just started watching the Godfather trilogy.. have never seen it before an my da made me watch it on saturday night, half way through the second one now, an im very impressed!
It's great bein a student an havin all this free time to do nothin!!

Sat down to watch the trilogy last month - great films but slightly less effective now if you were a Sopranos fan.

Watching Revolutionary Road tonight - a thoughts on it from those who've seen it?
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Post by: Main Street on January 19, 2009, 06:23:14 PM
I've remarked on Rev Road before and thought that Kate Winslet put in a superb performance.
Thought it would have made a brilliant stage play.
Thought that the final scene between them exemplified with suitable intensity the climax of a relationship being shattered to pieces.

Like looking at another time in history, another world altogether, when a woman was supposed to find fulfillment within the 4 walls in a society that was (about to) undergoing shifts in social conciousness. A man's world extremly limited outlook and conservative.
A film where the insane was the voice of intelligence,  lobotomised and shut down.

I'll easily watch it a few times more before I get a better appreciation.




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Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 19, 2009, 06:30:56 PM
Watched The Hurricane last night - absolutely brilliant film, denzel washington is brilliant in it. A real "feel good" movie..

Also just started watching the Godfather trilogy.. have never seen it before an my da made me watch it on saturday night, half way through the second one now, an im very impressed!
It's great bein a student an havin all this free time to do nothin!!

Cannot watch The Hurricane the same anymore since I read a website which tore the film to shreds...
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 19, 2009, 06:31:45 PM
I've remarked on Rev Road before and thought that Kate Winslet put in a superb performance.
Thought it would have made a brilliant stage play.
Thought that the final scene between them exemplified with suitable intensity the climax of a relationship being shattered to pieces.

Like looking at another time in history, another world altogether, when a woman was supposed to find fulfillment within the 4 walls in a society that was (about to) undergoing shifts in social conciousness. A man's world extremly limited outlook and conservative.
A film where the insane was the voice of intelligence,  lobotomised and shut down.

I'll easily watch it a few times more before I get a better appreciation.






Gonna have to download this... Don't think I would pay to watch it in the cinema...
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Post by: Carmen Stateside on January 19, 2009, 06:36:28 PM
Taken, very good film with Liam Neeson.  Not being released until end of January, great copy on Torrent pond!
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 19, 2009, 06:38:12 PM
Taken, very good film with Liam Neeson.  Not being released until end of January, great copy on Torrent pond!

Saw it on pirate dvd, ok film, wouldnt say great, very predictable I thought
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Post by: Main Street on January 19, 2009, 06:42:13 PM
In Taken, the plot was entirely predictable the action scenes enhanced by jittery camera work which is supposed to add to the effect but just camoflages the imposibility.
But Liam Neeson, you can't take your eyes off him, a natural performer, with every gesture fine tuned to perfection with effortless ease.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 19, 2009, 07:07:30 PM
I've remarked on Rev Road before and thought that Kate Winslet put in a superb performance.
Thought it would have made a brilliant stage play.
Thought that the final scene between them exemplified with suitable intensity the climax of a relationship being shattered to pieces.

Like looking at another time in history, another world altogether, when a woman was supposed to find fulfillment within the 4 walls in a society that was (about to) undergoing shifts in social conciousness. A man's world extremly limited outlook and conservative.
A film where the insane was the voice of intelligence,  lobotomised and shut down.

I'll easily watch it a few times more before I get a better appreciation.






Gonna have to download this... Don't think I would pay to watch it in the cinema...
Couldnt see you lasting 15 minutes with it Naill.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 19, 2009, 07:12:54 PM
I've remarked on Rev Road before and thought that Kate Winslet put in a superb performance.
Thought it would have made a brilliant stage play.
Thought that the final scene between them exemplified with suitable intensity the climax of a relationship being shattered to pieces.

Like looking at another time in history, another world altogether, when a woman was supposed to find fulfillment within the 4 walls in a society that was (about to) undergoing shifts in social conciousness. A man's world extremly limited outlook and conservative.
A film where the insane was the voice of intelligence,  lobotomised and shut down.

I'll easily watch it a few times more before I get a better appreciation.






Gonna have to download this... Don't think I would pay to watch it in the cinema...
Couldnt see you lasting 15 minutes with it Naill.

I can be intellectual when I want to be... I will just have to put my serious head on before I sit down to watch it, maybe read the recession thread for a bit...
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 19, 2009, 07:15:40 PM
You dont need to be intellectual but it is quite....deep.  Have you got a deep side you've been hiding from us?
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on January 19, 2009, 07:21:11 PM
You dont need to be intellectual but it is quite....deep.  Have you got a deep side you've been hiding from us?

You trying to tell me my deep side has not been shining through my back collection of posts??

I think I will like this film, and I will give an in depth review once I have seen it, analyse all the little nuances etc...

This thread is in for a treat!
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 19, 2009, 07:28:51 PM
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I will give an in depth review once I have seen it, analyse all the little nuances etc...
Cant wait.
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Post by: Rav67 on January 19, 2009, 09:59:23 PM
ONL you're about as deep as a puddle in a paddling pool!
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Post by: ONeill on January 19, 2009, 10:39:05 PM
Revolutionary Road - of the recent films watched (Slumdog/Wrestler/7 pounds) it was head and shoulders for me. I can see why MS reckons it would work better on stage, but still a movie that keeps you glued for the 115 mins. Winslet is getting the rave reviews but Di Caprio did a fine job as well, convincing. It worked for him that his character was immature as his 'boyish looks' just don't work with the man-of-the-house' roles. I thought the 37 shock treatments man (!) was great viewing. I've read some critic lambasting the score but I enjoyed it as it added to the time in was set in. If you liked the Great Gatsby/Death of a Salesman type American-Dream troubled/angst theme or the serious issues involved in American Beauty, you'll enjoy this.
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Post by: ONeill on January 19, 2009, 11:31:11 PM
Can anyone find a good torrent for Role Models...not a screener?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 19, 2009, 11:37:48 PM
I  have only seen cams of Role Models,
at a push I'd watch a screener.
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Post by: screenexile on January 20, 2009, 07:09:52 PM
Revolutionary Road... boring drivel.

Very much the same as American Beauty only the couple are having a mid life crisis at 30... I don't like my life I want to change it. Oh I can't? That sucks too oh well then. Fcuk me I've never been so bored iin my life with a film that rumbled on with nothing ever really happening and no storyline either. NOTHING OF NOTE HAPPENS.

Yes I can appreciate it's a couple going through a hard time with difficult issues but it's nothing you wouldn't see on a storyline in Eastenders (With much better acting I will give you that).

If you didn't like American Beauty you will not like this. Not my cup of tea at all.
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Post by: Capt Pat on January 20, 2009, 09:47:23 PM
I got up and left seven pounds after about seven minutes, did I miss something? It had the worst possible start to a movie for me with mention of suicide and judgemntalism and an IRS agent playing God. I did not want to know any more about it.

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Post by: stiffler on January 21, 2009, 10:12:54 PM
Watched Gran Torino tonight- didnt live up to expectation, i thought it was very predictable although Eastwood (yet again) delivers.
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Post by: leenie on January 22, 2009, 12:02:12 AM
has anyone seen the curious life of Benjamin button ... any good ?
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Post by: hardstation on January 22, 2009, 12:05:36 AM
Watched about half an hour of it. Shit up to then.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 22, 2009, 12:07:02 AM
has anyone seen the curious life of Benjamin button ... any good ?
boorrriinnngggg
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on January 22, 2009, 12:09:41 AM
has anyone seen the curious life of Benjamin button ... any good ?
boorrriinnngggg
The reason I only watched half an hour. I did think, "Ballix, I wonder did that get any better" though.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 22, 2009, 12:12:14 AM
I fast forwarded, it didnt.


I tried 7 pounds this evening for about the fifth time, give up after 40 minutes.  Put on Criminal minds.
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Post by: longrunsthefox on January 22, 2009, 12:17:27 AM
Went to 7 pounds at the wekend... awful. A load of unconvincing sentimental slush. After a while was hoping Will Smith would get shot in a drive-by shooting. Had to stay to the end as the foxy lady was with me. In the words of the late great Eric Morcambe, 'Rubbish!'  :-\   
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Post by: screenexile on January 22, 2009, 12:34:07 AM
Went to 7 pounds at the wekend... awful. A load of unconvincing sentimental slush. After a while was hoping Will Smith would get shot in a drive-by shooting. Had to stay to the end as the foxy lady was with me. In the words of the late great Eric Morcambe, 'Rubbish!'  :-\   

Saw it tonight. Couldn't agree more. Fell asleep halfway through for about 20 minutes and apparently missed absolutely nothing.
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Post by: leenie on January 22, 2009, 12:36:06 AM
Man i was looking forward to that ... think i will give it a miss now
which of the films now would you say is a must see?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: screenexile on January 22, 2009, 12:40:18 AM
I'd say Slumdog Millionaire, Role Models and Yes Man are the three best I've seen recently although there is a lot of opposition to Slumdog.

Also a lot on here are touting Revolutionary Road and the Wrestler but they weren't my cup of tea. I'd say if you didn't like American Beauty you wont much care for those 2.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on January 22, 2009, 12:41:48 AM
Man i was looking forward to that ... think i will give it a miss now
which of the films now would you say is a must see?
Frost Nixon
Gran Torino
Che
Definance
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on January 22, 2009, 12:43:42 AM
Slumdog was good. The best I've seen of the current crop. Still to see Defiance and Frost Nixon, which I'm looking forward to.
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Post by: leenie on January 22, 2009, 12:45:32 AM
if yes man is anything like liar liar that no chance i'd watch that

deffo going to watch slumdog

but i love american beauty..... so think i will watch revolutionary rd!

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Post by: hardstation on January 22, 2009, 12:47:24 AM
Any other unlucky **** seen The Reader?
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Post by: screenexile on January 22, 2009, 12:47:49 AM
Sorry yeah Frost Nixon was good I enjoyed that. Hoping to watch Che and Gran Torino in the near future.

Yes man isn't like liar liar it's a bit more serious but very good I thought. Based on a book by Danny Wallace where he tried an experiment of saying yes where he wouldn't have before for 6 months and seeing where it led him.
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Post by: screenexile on January 22, 2009, 12:48:45 AM
Is the Reader the holocaust one with Winslet and Fiennes? I thought it's been getting great reviews?
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Post by: hardstation on January 22, 2009, 12:54:08 AM
Something about Winslet letting some wee lad knock one into her. Then she moves away. A few years later he goes to Law School and a case about her comes up her working in Auschwitz.
Pure dung.
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Post by: ONeill on January 22, 2009, 02:53:48 PM
has anyone seen the curious life of Benjamin button ... any good ?

Worth going to see although nearly 3 hours long. The CGI on the facial appearance of the lead actors growing old/young is interesting. I watched it over a week - probably best watched in one sitting. Unique but Gump-ish.
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Post by: Denn Forever on January 23, 2009, 12:44:34 PM
I got up and left seven pounds after about seven minutes, did I miss something? It had the worst possible start to a movie for me with mention of suicide and judgemntalism and an IRS agent playing God. I did not want to know any more about it.



Saw it last night. 

People here don't seem to have liked it but it was perfect, suspend disbelief cinema. 

Very unBlockbuster, unHollywood like film.  No CGI or action to keep you awake but if you wanted a good yarn, it was brilliant. 




Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 23, 2009, 07:56:40 PM
Ice Age 1 & 2 - brillant!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: magpie seanie on January 23, 2009, 11:25:45 PM
Folks - do ye download movies or watch in the cinema? Want to see some of the movies people have reviewed favourably but not sure if they are in the cinema or not. Gran Torino, Slumdog, Frost Nixon and Revolutionary Road are next on the list.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ccosgrave on January 24, 2009, 10:50:58 AM
I say the Irish film, "Mickeybo & Me" on telly a few weeks back, it's a good film and a good laugh and I'd recommend everyone see it once. It's not one of those films that you could watch over and over again, but it kept me more than entertained. It's about a Catholic boy and a Protestant boy who become friends in Belfast during the Troubles, by the way.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 24, 2009, 12:18:23 PM
Folks - do ye download movies or watch in the cinema? Want to see some of the movies people have reviewed favourably but not sure if they are in the cinema or not. Gran Torino, Slumdog, Frost Nixon and Revolutionary Road are next on the list.

Download.  Why dont you download them?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 24, 2009, 02:34:15 PM
Im watching the wrestler here, boring as f**k. 
I'm beginning to wonder if it's me, all these apparently great films out at the minute and I just think they're boring!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 24, 2009, 03:02:36 PM
It's not a movie, but does anyone else like or watch Criminal Minds?  I'm addicted.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 24, 2009, 03:17:10 PM
Haven't seen Criminal Minds but I might download a series after I'm finished getting through Deadwood.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 24, 2009, 03:28:21 PM
It's not a movie, but does anyone else like or watch Criminal Minds?  I'm addicted.
Aye great show pints. Been watching it since it started on Living Tv on sky. Haven't met many other people who have seen it! Is there a new series in the states you've been downloading as I'm up to date with the ones on tv?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 24, 2009, 03:31:57 PM
Yeah I'm downloading, I'm up to episode 8 of series 4.  - watching it now but I've up to episode 12 downloaded, think that's the up to date one in US.

Far better than the likes of CSI imo.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 24, 2009, 03:52:22 PM
There's alot of illegal activity going on in this thread.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 24, 2009, 04:24:00 PM
There's alot of illegal activity going on in this thread.
Sure Pints is from South Armagh so would you expect anything less?! :)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on January 24, 2009, 05:17:26 PM
Folks - do ye download movies or watch in the cinema? Want to see some of the movies people have reviewed favourably but not sure if they are in the cinema or not. Gran Torino, Slumdog, Frost Nixon and Revolutionary Road are next on the list.

Download.  Why dont you download them?

http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=6181.msg221772#msg221772
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=6181.msg221782#msg221782

Ahem. 12 months is a long time.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on January 24, 2009, 05:25:02 PM
Still stand by those comments oneill.  Much better watching in the cinema. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on January 24, 2009, 10:01:50 PM
Frost/Nixon - really enjoyed it though Frost comes across as a buffoon.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 24, 2009, 11:04:12 PM
Frost/Nixon - really enjoyed it though Frost comes across as a buffoon.
Cinema or illegal download? :)

Would you not get the impression Frost is a buffoon anyway.

Ah now oim de Jackal is starting on Watch +1 starring Richard O'Gere
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: milltown row on January 24, 2009, 11:38:20 PM
Carlito Briganti is looking good on 3 now

great show, went with the wife many years ago to watch this. top notch
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on January 25, 2009, 10:09:10 AM
Frost/Nixon - really enjoyed it though Frost comes across as a buffoon.
Cinema or illegal download? :)


The latter every time. The cinema's for the courting. My courting days are over.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Over the Bar on January 25, 2009, 10:14:30 AM
O'Neill I've only every D/L a couple of shows but the picture quality was less than good and the sound was crap.   Do you get DVD quality DLs and if so can you recommend a site where & method how to get then?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on January 25, 2009, 10:21:09 AM
Usually from torrentz which will lead you into mininova or the like. Try to read any user comments (if any) before downloading as they'll warn you about any problems. Make sure they are dvdrips or dvdscr at a push. Sometimes you will come across bogus downloads but on the whole 95% of my downloads are good.

This helps explain:

http://www.vcdq.com/index.php?page=faq
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 25, 2009, 01:41:55 PM
Frost/Nixon - really enjoyed it though Frost comes across as a buffoon.
Buffoon?
he has been called worse,  "the bubonic plagiarist",

compulsive viewing here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evc8KTGdF7E&feature=related
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on January 25, 2009, 06:17:15 PM
What is the name of the cable i need to connect my laptop to the back of my TV ? VG or something is it?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tyrones own on January 25, 2009, 06:40:01 PM
What is the name of the cable i need to connect my laptop to the back of my TV ? VG or something is it?

 HDMI Cable if your equipment is fairly new(better quality)... otherwise it's an RGB
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on January 25, 2009, 06:43:17 PM
I downloaded 3 films there yesterday and watched them all last night..

Bride Wars was the first to keep the woman happy.....Typical chick flick,I fell asleep half way thru
Love Guru...I thought it was very funny with some great one liners
Role Models...Not bad enjoyable enough
Title: Re: Movie recommendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 25, 2009, 06:43:25 PM
But it's illegal. Don't do it. Watched Junior on ITV 2 today. God it's awful!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on January 25, 2009, 06:50:13 PM
What is the name of the cable i need to connect my laptop to the back of my TV ? VG or something is it?

 HDMI Cable if your equipment is fairly new(better quality)... otherwise it's an RGB

Laptop is about 3 years old and does not have a HDMI connection
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tyrones own on January 25, 2009, 07:10:00 PM
Best bet would be to take a photo of the TV connections and bring it and the laptop to any electronics type place,
that way you could be advised of what options are open to you.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 25, 2009, 08:15:31 PM
Has the tv got a vga  or/and a  hdmi  input connection.


On the computer, do you have a video output?

a socket which would accept a DVI connection like this?



or
accept a VGA connection like this?





Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on January 25, 2009, 09:27:58 PM
Has the tv got a vga  or/and a  hdmi  input connection.


On the computer, do you have a video output?

a socket which would accept a DVI connection like this?



or
accept a VGA connection like this?







TV has a VGA & HDMI connection, the laptop can accept a VGA connection but not HDMI. I was looking on google and someone reckoned the cable you have on a normal desktop computer, that is connected from the hard drive to the monitor. I have connected it from laptop to tv and played the film i have downloaded, put the tv to "PC" mode but nothing is happening on tv, film is playing ok on laptop. Any help appreciated.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tyrones own on January 25, 2009, 09:37:18 PM
change the monitor setting, it's on the F4 key on mine.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Square Ball on January 25, 2009, 09:39:37 PM
Watching the remake of the classic 1951 "The day the earth stood still" not bad so far, seem to have stuck by the original storyline and kept Gort pretty much the same, well he is a lot taller and Black instead of silver.

Not sure if I would recommend it, but not as good (so far) as the original which is one of my favourite si-fi films
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Goats Do Shave on January 26, 2009, 08:11:54 AM
Went to see Slumdog Millionaire last night. Great show, reminded me a lot of City of God (Another super show).

Also seen "The Accused" over the weekend. An oldi, but i'd never seen it. Jodie Foster may have got an Oscar for it? Great, show, tough though!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: bridgegael on January 26, 2009, 08:45:34 AM
watched pineapple express last night- brutal.  pointless show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on January 26, 2009, 09:20:25 AM
Has the tv got a vga  or/and a  hdmi  input connection.


On the computer, do you have a video output?

a socket which would accept a DVI connection like this?



or
accept a VGA connection like this?







TV has a VGA & HDMI connection, the laptop can accept a VGA connection but not HDMI. I was looking on google and someone reckoned the cable you have on a normal desktop computer, that is connected from the hard drive to the monitor. I have connected it from laptop to tv and played the film i have downloaded, put the tv to "PC" mode but nothing is happening on tv, film is playing ok on laptop. Any help appreciated.

Meant to add, is there some setting on my laptop i need to adjust so that i am using two screens?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on January 26, 2009, 10:25:31 AM
Seven Pounds was good, very slow and basically everything unfolded in the last 20 minutes. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Denn Forever on January 26, 2009, 10:57:56 AM
Seven Pounds was good, very slow and basically everything unfolded in the last 20 minutes. 

Refreshing that it was so unHollywood. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 26, 2009, 11:56:59 AM
watched pineapple express last night- brutal.  pointless show.
I know that I have watched that one, can't remember what it was about..  It has fallen into that compartment of 'very unremarkable films I have seen but instantly forgotten'
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 26, 2009, 12:23:44 PM
watched pineapple express last night- brutal.  pointless show.
I know that I have watched that one, can't remember what it was about..  It has fallen into that compartment of 'very unremarkable films I have seen but instantly forgotten'
Likewise. Was disappointed as I liked Knocked Up, Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall to a lesser extent. Watched Tropic Thunder at the weekend and again it falls into the unremarkable category.

The quid a night deal in Xtravision has finished also for the rare breed amongst you that actually abide by the law and rent out movies! :))
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 28, 2009, 08:35:08 PM
Umi wa miteita'  'The Sea is Watching'   Japanese film on RTE2 tonight at 12.25am

This was Akira Kurasawa's last film before he died.
In fact he just wrote the screenplay and it was directed by one of his proteges.

Not for everybody's tastes but comes highly recommended.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on January 29, 2009, 09:23:18 AM
Had recently seen 'Fargo' so got my hands on 'Burn After Reading' and 'The Man Who Wasn't There'.  Impressed by all 3.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nutsy--1 on January 29, 2009, 12:01:24 PM
Taken isn''t a bad show, also Role Models i thought was very good.

Is Frost Nixon worth watching???
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on January 29, 2009, 12:09:15 PM
Im in the bed sick today,was gonna do some downloading and watch a few films for the day..

are
10000bc
How to lose friends and alienate people
Swing Vote

any good?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on January 29, 2009, 12:15:19 PM
Watching the remake of the classic 1951 "The day the earth stood still" not bad so far, seem to have stuck by the original storyline and kept Gort pretty much the same, well he is a lot taller and Black instead of silver.

Not sure if I would recommend it, but not as good (so far) as the original which is one of my favourite si-fi films

How did it turn out?
Is it worth downloading?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on January 29, 2009, 12:17:11 PM
Watching the remake of the classic 1951 "The day the earth stood still" not bad so far, seem to have stuck by the original storyline and kept Gort pretty much the same, well he is a lot taller and Black instead of silver.

Not sure if I would recommend it, but not as good (so far) as the original which is one of my favourite si-fi films

How did it turn out?
Is it worth downloading?

Do you watch them on the laptop LL?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on January 29, 2009, 12:22:27 PM
Watching the remake of the classic 1951 "The day the earth stood still" not bad so far, seem to have stuck by the original storyline and kept Gort pretty much the same, well he is a lot taller and Black instead of silver.

Not sure if I would recommend it, but not as good (so far) as the original which is one of my favourite si-fi films

How did it turn out?
Is it worth downloading?

Do you watch them on the laptop LL?
I use to until DirtyDozen12 told me how to transfer them onto my PS3 and watch them on the TV
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 29, 2009, 12:24:37 PM
Is it possible to get Captions/Subtitles when you download movies/tv shows?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: corn02 on January 29, 2009, 12:38:10 PM
The Wrestler. Ending a bit flat, but great show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 29, 2009, 12:40:36 PM
Is it possible to get Captions/Subtitles when you download movies/tv shows?
I watch everthing on tv with subtitles on now!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Longshanks on January 29, 2009, 01:35:10 PM
Went and saw Valkryie lastnight, not the biggest fan of Tom Cruise but a good film non the less, well worth a watch and kills a couple of hours, wish Bryan Singer would direct more movies like this...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on January 29, 2009, 02:15:37 PM
Watching the remake of the classic 1951 "The day the earth stood still" not bad so far, seem to have stuck by the original storyline and kept Gort pretty much the same, well he is a lot taller and Black instead of silver.

Not sure if I would recommend it, but not as good (so far) as the original which is one of my favourite si-fi films

How did it turn out?
Is it worth downloading?

Do you watch them on the laptop LL?
I use to until DirtyDozen12 told me how to transfer them onto my PS3 and watch them on the TV

I have just discovered that the other day LL and have done the same. Downloaded Gran Torino & Slumdog Millionaire and transferred them to PS3 for this weekends viewing.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on January 29, 2009, 02:47:26 PM
Is it possible to get Captions/Subtitles when you download movies/tv shows?
If I tell you then it's just for educational purposes not for furthering your pirate ambitions.

Yes it is possible to download subs with the tv show/movie. But it has to say in the info that english subs are available in the download.
I see that often enough with tv shows and movies..
Hard subs are embedded into the film
Soft subs are a separate file
Usually a  srt file.
If you use VLC (freeware) as your player then you can select the srt file for subs.

file
open file
load subtitle file
click settings for time delay or time advance, if and when appropriate
(sometimes the subs are not in sync).
Other than that, you can download the subs from another site which provides subtitles.
Just do a search.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on January 29, 2009, 03:06:59 PM
Thanks sir. Of course, I'm just curious.... ;)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Shortso79 on February 02, 2009, 10:12:55 PM
Hotel Rwanda on channel 4 now - geat show
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on February 02, 2009, 10:27:54 PM
Watched Gran Torino the other night, great show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Iceman on February 03, 2009, 03:14:54 PM
clint is the perfect grumpy old b**tard tough guy
very sad ending - but powerful too
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: D4S on February 03, 2009, 03:29:39 PM
Saw 2 films over the weekend probably been mentioned before... Slumdog Millionaire I thought was excellent i'd give it 9/10.  Got Zack and Mary make a Porno out on Sunday and I thought it was really funny...there's a scene with a tiny dog (not porn just a funny scene) I nearly died laughing!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on February 04, 2009, 05:45:09 PM
Had recently seen 'Fargo' so got my hands on 'Burn After Reading' and 'The Man Who Wasn't There'.  Impressed by all 3.

If you haven't seen The Big Lebowski it should be next on your list...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on February 05, 2009, 09:39:26 AM
Quote
If you haven't seen The Big Lebowski it should be next on your list...

Funny enough I did get it a few years ago but I don't remember watching it and it is a bit of a cult classic so I am going to get it at the weekend.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on February 05, 2009, 12:13:12 PM
Blood Simple is drop of the original pure stuff from the Coens, maybe even the closest to Fargo.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 05, 2009, 05:06:46 PM
Saw Passchendaele last ngiht - based on the infamous battle of WWI

I thought it was good - especially the war scenes - could have done without the love story bit though
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: milltown row on February 07, 2009, 12:45:14 AM
watching the Fog,  a Carpenter special. but eye's are closing, need to be up early,kids of to their various saturday sports. very busy :o
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on February 07, 2009, 12:45:46 AM
More drink!!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 07, 2009, 12:55:46 AM
More drink!!!
Here what happened the review of the pub crawl you were doing in moy, armagh and newry a few weeks ago?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on February 07, 2009, 01:01:51 AM
Oh aye, couldn't be arsed looking for the thread.
Can't remember much. Loads of bars in Coalisland and the Moy. Finished at Auction Rooms in the Moy and then Canal Court. There were stops in between but I can't remember. Armagh was bypassed bar that one on the corner. Northern or something. No idea.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 07, 2009, 08:26:14 AM
Oh aye, couldn't be arsed looking for the thread.
Can't remember much. Loads of bars in Coalisland and the Moy. Finished at Auction Rooms in the Moy and then Canal Court. There were stops in between but I can't remember. Armagh was bypassed bar that one on the corner. Northern or something. No idea.
I think Barfly's pub review column in the Irish News is safe for another while! Right decision bypassing Armagh though.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on February 07, 2009, 08:46:46 AM
I was all set to watch "burn after reading" last night after downloading it the other night,i had my power rangers pyjamas on and was in position. It turned out it was some f**king french film,i really should have checked the download. . . . . . . . . . . .
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: clarshack on February 07, 2009, 01:24:23 PM
just watched taken. its a good show and you wouldnt want to mess with liam neeson.  next on the list are the strangers and pineapple express. has anyone seen these?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: bridgegael on February 07, 2009, 01:32:27 PM
thought pineapple express was a poor show, one or two funny parts but thats bout the height of it,  IMO.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 07, 2009, 07:04:45 PM
just watched taken. its a good show and you wouldnt want to mess with liam neeson.  next on the list are the strangers and pineapple express. has anyone seen these?
Give Pineapple Express a body swerve.

Minder, you're a handy boy.

I have Taken out to watch tonight so looking forward to it now.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on February 07, 2009, 09:00:34 PM
just for those who haven't seen and for the ladies

casino royale is a must.... just watched it there again... fab film

as for daniel craig.... the man is just so damn fine.... i love him a lot,  what a  body....... brilliant james bond!

think i will go and watch layer cake b4 i head out and see if monaghan has any daniel craig lookalikes wandering about!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on February 07, 2009, 10:31:18 PM
He'd soon get tired with your body and you'd get peed off with his philandering.
Just when you thought you wouldn't get fooled again.

A Monaghan man is for life.
Dull but steady.
Pick a sober one.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on February 07, 2009, 10:46:04 PM
Watched Hitman the last night, really liked it, love the voilence!

Watched W. today, it's about Bush, anyone see it yet? Hard to know what to make of it, it's interesting but I don't know enough about him to know how accurate it is, I was nearly feeling sorry for the f**ker at the end of it! I think they tried to squeeze to much in to it, they only touched the surface on most things when it would have been great if they gone in to more detail. 

Watched Taken this evening too, really liked it but I could take Neeson grrrrrrrr


I'm going to watch untraceable now, seen it before, love it! 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 07, 2009, 11:15:16 PM
Watched Hitman the last night, really liked it, love the voilence!

Watched W. today, it's about Bush, anyone see it yet? Hard to know what to make of it, it's interesting but I don't know enough about him to know how accurate it is, I was nearly feeling sorry for the f**ker at the end of it! I think they tried to squeeze to much in to it, they only touched the surface on most things when it would have been great if they gone in to more detail. 

Watched Taken this evening too, really liked it but I could take Neeson grrrrrrrr


I'm going to watch untraceable now, seen it before, love it! 
Just watched Taken there myself. Like watching Jason Bourne's da! Really liked it though and Liam was a double-hard b**tard in it. You wouldn't him to come home and find you having a rattle at his daughter!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on February 08, 2009, 12:34:12 AM
Watched Hitman the last night, really liked it, love the voilence!

Watched W. today, it's about Bush, anyone see it yet? Hard to know what to make of it, it's interesting but I don't know enough about him to know how accurate it is, I was nearly feeling sorry for the f**ker at the end of it! I think they tried to squeeze to much in to it, they only touched the surface on most things when it would have been great if they gone in to more detail. 

Watched Taken this evening too, really liked it but I could take Neeson grrrrrrrr


I'm going to watch untraceable now, seen it before, love it! 

Hitman is a masterpiece of the genre. You know what you are going to get and if you like that type of film you will love this. The hot Russian one who was in one of the bond films takes her clothes off in it as well, JEEESUS.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on February 08, 2009, 01:29:50 AM
I saw Valkryie last week, thought it was very good.

I saw The Wrestler this week, brilliant film but a bit depressing at times.  If anyone ever watched the movie/documentary "Beyond the Mat" it really shows how true to life this film is.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on February 08, 2009, 11:21:57 AM
Got out Rock n Rolla last night. Very average as was City of Men. RnR by far the poorest Guy Ritchie film I have seen.

Going to watch Before the Devil knows you're Dead tonight.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: corn02 on February 08, 2009, 12:04:12 PM
Watched Tropic Thunder last night, very good, a lot better than I expected.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Rav67 on February 08, 2009, 12:35:07 PM
Saw Slumdog Millionaire which was ok, and Revolutionary Road which was excellent I thought.  The old couple's insane son is hilarious in it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on February 09, 2009, 01:41:14 AM
With the son, I can't say hilarious is an emotion I felt, more like having a blast emotional pain (the facts of life)  being thrust into your face from a tortured soul.


I saw the Changeling and thought it was very good. The flip side of LA Confidential.







Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 15, 2009, 01:53:47 PM
Last couple weeks watched a few films...

Kidulthood - ok show, scary to think there are people like that over in England!!

Adulthood - see above

Platoon - I know I cant believe I had not seen this yet but I just kept missing it, though have to say it is a brilliant show, think I am going to watch it again tonight. Tom Berenger is excellent as the psychotic sergeant

Glengarry Glen Ross - didnt even know this film existed til about a month ago so went and bought it and have to say it was excellent, top acting from top top actors: Pacino, Spacey, Baldwin, Harris and particularly Jack Lemmon all great, would highly recommend this to anyone...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 15, 2009, 02:26:54 PM
Last couple weeks watched a few films...

Kidulthood - ok show, scary to think there are people like that over in England!!

Adulthood - see above

Platoon - I know I cant believe I had not seen this yet but I just kept missing it, though have to say it is a brilliant show, think I am going to watch it again tonight. Tom Berenger is excellent as the psychotic sergeant

Glengarry Glen Ross - didnt even know this film existed til about a month ago so went and bought it and have to say it was excellent, top acting from top top actors: Pacino, Spacey, Baldwin, Harris and particularly Jack Lemmon all great, would highly recommend this to anyone...
Had a wee blast of Platoon last night too as taped it off Sky the other night. Love it. Seen it about thirty times.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on February 15, 2009, 06:23:00 PM
Agree about Platoon......the only DVD I have that I rewatch all the time.

If you have the DVD the version with the "military" commentary of Dale Dye (ex USMC) is class.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on February 15, 2009, 06:42:33 PM
I watched Fargo again last night.
It's amazing that you still pick up on new things after 10 or 15 times, or else it's the memory that's fecked.

Has anybody spent time in rural parts of Minnesota?
Looks like they have a sort of a cerebrum defect, indigenous to that region.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 15, 2009, 07:00:40 PM
Agree about Platoon......the only DVD I have that I rewatch all the time.

If you have the DVD the version with the "military" commentary of Dale Dye (ex USMC) is class.

Yeah I do have the DVD, must give that a whirl then....
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: An Fear Rua on February 15, 2009, 07:04:07 PM
recently watched
Wrestler- Good, ending annoying

Slumdog Millionaire- very enjoyable

Rock N Rolla - same old same old

The day the earth stood still - pointless

Burn after Reading- really enjoyed it, Pitt was v good, as was JMalk


Have Australia, revolver, Death Race, Revolver and Seven thing(will smith) downloaded.

Any one seen the Spirit ?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on February 16, 2009, 03:41:37 AM
I saw the spirit and quite enjoyed it. It only has a 5.2 rating on IMDB which I can't understand. It is very like Sin City obviously. I think if you like that type of movie you will like this one.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Derry Dolly on February 16, 2009, 08:04:52 AM
there are loads i cud pick, but from recent viewing,benjamin button was a good show..altho very long, must've been near 3hrs

also, for one to cheer you up, i know some of the guys might not agree but mamma mia did it for me  ;D real feel good cheesy fun an pierce brosnans attempt at singing is comic entertainment alone  :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Corporal on February 16, 2009, 09:06:51 AM
Has anyone ever seen the film Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon? Absolute quality show!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on February 16, 2009, 09:08:09 AM
Watched "Burn After Reading" on Saturday night, it was just ok.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Orior on February 16, 2009, 09:13:28 AM
I watched Mission Impossible III last night.

What a a complete load of shite (and it turned out it was not impossible at all)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on February 16, 2009, 09:15:52 AM
Saw Slumdog Millionaire which was ok, and Revolutionary Road which was excellent I thought.  The old couple's insane son is hilarious in it.

I dont think he was supposed to be funny, he was deemed "mad" but was the only person that was speaking the truth and was not full of it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on February 16, 2009, 03:37:52 PM
Has anyone ever seen the film Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon? Absolute quality show!
I have seen it.
It's in the  'seen it but instantly forgettable and can't remember what wasted my time'  catagory.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on February 16, 2009, 04:16:47 PM
Quote
Has anyone ever seen the film Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon? Absolute quality show!

Saw it and it was good enough, a bit in the mould of 'Hard to Kill, that Jodie Foster one and 'The Punisher'.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on February 16, 2009, 05:21:01 PM
seen BOLT.

it was alrite! (possible quote for the DVD cover)

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 16, 2009, 10:29:03 PM
I watched Mission Impossible III last night.

What a a complete load of shite (and it turned out it was not impossible at all)
I enjoyed it alright but got bored towards the end. Thon's a great job for making a new face!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on February 16, 2009, 10:32:56 PM
I watched Mission Impossible III last night.

What a a complete load of shite (and it turned out it was not impossible at all)
I enjoyed it alright but got bored towards the end. Thon's a great job for making a new face!

was not overly pushed ... but its got johnaton rhys in it so just looked at him

i seen evan almighty, i thought it was good as i wasn't a fan of bruce almighty but then again not really a fan of jim carrey!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on February 17, 2009, 09:35:41 AM
I watched Mission Impossible III last night.

What a a complete load of shite (and it turned out it was not impossible at all)
I enjoyed it alright but got bored towards the end. Thon's a great job for making a new face!

was not overly pushed ... but its got johnaton rhys in it so just looked at him

i seen evan almighty, i thought it was good as i wasn't a fan of bruce almighty but then again not really a fan of jim carrey!
Nah, Evan almighty is the worst movie I've seen since Studs (or whatever the really crap Brendan Gleeson Dublin soccer team movie was).
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Longshanks on February 17, 2009, 02:13:48 PM
Saw Defiance lastnight, not a bad show at all..

Seen Taken last week though and Neeson is amazing, takes not shit and takes out everyone (talk about a man on a mission-a defo must see!)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on February 17, 2009, 02:20:12 PM
yea taken def a top film. went to the cinema to see it was very impressed highly reccommended
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Iceman on February 17, 2009, 03:42:14 PM
Seen Underworld Rise of the Lycans yesterday  -I enjoyed it - definitely a good prequel to the first two and worth watching for fans of the series.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on February 17, 2009, 07:27:54 PM
thought the first underworld was excellent.

The follow up was nowhere near as good (IMO) therefore wasnt keen on seeing the latest installment but if you say its good ICEMAN i'll give it a look but if i not happy i'm coming after you and i will get you.

The Ball  8)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 17, 2009, 07:53:12 PM
Seen Underworld Rise of the Lycans yesterday  -I enjoyed it - definitely a good prequel to the first two and worth watching for fans of the series.

Never seen any of them but I'd say Kate Beckinsale in cat suit is worth checking out. Is she in all of them?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on February 17, 2009, 08:51:17 PM
seen BOLT.

it was alrite! (possible quote for the DVD cover)



I seen Bolt this evening there with the wee lad, and I thought it was brilliant! Very slick, funny and cute. The opening action scenes were superb I thought.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on February 17, 2009, 11:28:14 PM
seen BOLT.

it was alrite! (possible quote for the DVD cover)



I seen Bolt this evening there with the wee lad, and I thought it was brilliant! Very slick, funny and cute. The opening action scenes were superb I thought.

opening scenes were very good led you to believe that this was a super dog movie thou didnt it. then them clever writers pulled the rug out from under your feet. it was good.

hi norf before the showing of the film did it show a short Cars film ? thought it was brilliant
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on February 18, 2009, 10:02:20 AM
seen BOLT.

it was alrite! (possible quote for the DVD cover)



I seen Bolt this evening there with the wee lad, and I thought it was brilliant! Very slick, funny and cute. The opening action scenes were superb I thought.

opening scenes were very good led you to believe that this was a super dog movie thou didnt it. then them clever writers pulled the rug out from under your feet. it was good.

hi norf before the showing of the film did it show a short Cars film ? thought it was brilliant

It did. Tokyo Mater.
My wee lad is Cars on the brain. I mean... he absoloutely loves it. I had read that there was a short Mater cartoon pre the film which is half the reason I went. He loved it, and so did his da. It was so slick, bright, clever and funny it would be hard to dislike it.
They have actually made four of those short cartoons, Tokyo Mater, Daredevil Mater, Matador Mater, and Firetruck Mater. The other three are on the disney channel from last week, and I'd say Tokyo is the pick of them. In addition Cars 2 is in the cinema next year.

I can't believe I am talking glowingly about Mater on an adult website!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on February 18, 2009, 10:19:22 AM
seen BOLT.

it was alrite! (possible quote for the DVD cover)



I seen Bolt this evening there with the wee lad, and I thought it was brilliant! Very slick, funny and cute. The opening action scenes were superb I thought.

opening scenes were very good led you to believe that this was a super dog movie thou didnt it. then them clever writers pulled the rug out from under your feet. it was good.

hi norf before the showing of the film did it show a short Cars film ? thought it was brilliant

It did. Tokyo Mater.
My wee lad is Cars on the brain. I mean... he absoloutely loves it. I had read that there was a short Mater cartoon pre the film which is half the reason I went. He loved it, and so did his da. It was so slick, bright, clever and funny it would be hard to dislike it.
They have actually made four of those short cartoons, Tokyo Mater, Daredevil Mater, Matador Mater, and Firetruck Mater. The other three are on the disney channel from last week, and I'd say Tokyo is the pick of them. In addition Cars 2 is in the cinema next year.

I can't believe I am talking glowingly about Mater on an adult website!!

Oh sailor.........
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on February 18, 2009, 10:34:34 AM
That's a different film altogether.....
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on February 18, 2009, 12:31:46 PM
Has anyone else here ever seen Dixie CHicks Shut up and Sing?

Its very very good. unreal what the country done to them.

Freedom of speech is fine as long as you don't do it in public.

In 2003, the female country band, The Dixie Chicks, are at the top of their game being one of the most successful bands of all time. However with the US invasion of Iraq about to begin over frustrated worldwide objections about this needless war, one of the Chick vents off the cuff in concert about being ashamed of US President George W. Bush. This statement sparks a firestorm of organized and personal right wing attacks against the Chicks for daring to think they have the right to express a negative personal opinion about the President. This film covers the band's effort to ride out the turmoil that would leave their careers under a cloud, but would eventually give them a opportunity to grow as great artists who bow to no one

trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3CTBrGL5rA

A number of very good songs came off the back of this:

Not ready to make nice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwc5YSAc-7g

The long way around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p6Jxzo4jfg

Travelling Soldier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHb_tjNunL4

Let me know what y'all (in my best texas accent) think



Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 18, 2009, 01:44:35 PM
seen BOLT.

it was alrite! (possible quote for the DVD cover)



I seen Bolt this evening there with the wee lad, and I thought it was brilliant! Very slick, funny and cute. The opening action scenes were superb I thought.

opening scenes were very good led you to believe that this was a super dog movie thou didnt it. then them clever writers pulled the rug out from under your feet. it was good.

hi norf before the showing of the film did it show a short Cars film ? thought it was brilliant

It did. Tokyo Mater.
My wee lad is Cars on the brain. I mean... he absoloutely loves it. I had read that there was a short Mater cartoon pre the film which is half the reason I went. He loved it, and so did his da. It was so slick, bright, clever and funny it would be hard to dislike it.
They have actually made four of those short cartoons, Tokyo Mater, Daredevil Mater, Matador Mater, and Firetruck Mater. The other three are on the disney channel from last week, and I'd say Tokyo is the pick of them. In addition Cars 2 is in the cinema next year.

I can't believe I am talking glowingly about Mater on an adult website!!

Mater reminds me of Ricey. But that's for another thread!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Iceman on February 18, 2009, 02:18:38 PM
seen "The Happening" last night.  Wasn't great but passed the time.  Worth a look for any fans - definitely a little different than the previous efforts....
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: corn02 on February 18, 2009, 02:23:59 PM
seen "The Happening" last night.  Wasn't great but passed the time.  Worth a look for any fans - definitely a little different than the previous efforts....

Is that the Mrk Walhberg one. I.E the film that was so shit it was actaully enjoyable to watch?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on February 18, 2009, 02:41:13 PM
If it is indeed the Wahlberg flick, imo it is one terrible film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Corporal on February 18, 2009, 02:59:01 PM
If it is indeed the Wahlberg flick, imo it is one terrible film.

Agreed Canalman, it's a load of pish!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on February 19, 2009, 04:13:43 PM
NAME THE FOLLOWING FILM

'some pitchers feel heat is the way to go, others think ice. ive come up with the solution......... I HEAT UP THE ICE CUBES. its the best of both worlds.'

Cream bun on offer for this one!

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on February 19, 2009, 04:21:38 PM
I saw a good film late one night on Channel 4. The Diary of a Young Poisoner. It's a dark comedy based on a real person. Not a bad wee film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on February 19, 2009, 04:24:05 PM
I saw a good film late one night on Channel 4. The Diary of a Young Poisoner. It's a dark comedy based on a real person. Not a bad wee film.

seen this as well Zig couple of years back thou. can mind it being a good flick thou.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 19, 2009, 04:47:40 PM
NAME THE FOLLOWING FILM

'some pitchers feel heat is the way to go, others think ice. ive come up with the solution......... I HEAT UP THE ICE CUBES. its the best of both worlds.'

Cream bun on offer for this one!



That baseball flick with Charlie Sheen in it??
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 19, 2009, 04:50:16 PM
Benicio Del Toro is an absolute legend... Watched a couple of his films this last week

21 Grams - Not about drugs which I originally thought, but a great moving story, the whole film is layered so it keeps you thinking and guessing the whole time, Sean Penn and Naomi Watts are in this as well, a great cast and a great show

Traffic - This one IS about drugs, thought it was ok just... Liked bits of it but wuoldn't watch again
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on February 19, 2009, 05:58:24 PM
NAME THE FOLLOWING FILM

'some pitchers feel heat is the way to go, others think ice. ive come up with the solution......... I HEAT UP THE ICE CUBES. its the best of both worlds.'

Cream bun on offer for this one!






That baseball flick with Charlie Sheen in it??





WRONG. the film u r thinking of is Major League also a great baseball comedy. you see Charlie Sheen's latest work on paramount... an American Show called two and a half men. Charlie Stars and Directs this hit comedy. But ur stil wrong ONL
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tyrone86 on February 19, 2009, 10:17:47 PM
It's not a movie, but does anyone else like or watch Criminal Minds?  I'm addicted.

In the process of downloading the first series and have watched the first couple of episodes - excellent show!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on February 19, 2009, 10:22:27 PM
It's not a movie, but does anyone else like or watch Criminal Minds?  I'm addicted.

In the process of downloading the first series and have watched the first couple of episodes - excellent show!
We're on series 4 episode 15, shown last night in canada (I think) downloaded there this evening and watched.
Brillant show, it's now earned it's place with the west wing and frasier. 

I've downloaded Without a trace series 1-3 so far, it's good too but not as good as criminal minds.
I'm downloading bones now as well.

Any other good police/decetive shows out there?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AFS on February 19, 2009, 10:27:29 PM
The Wire is the best police drama you'll ever see Pints.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tyrone86 on February 19, 2009, 10:28:08 PM

Any other good police/decetive shows out there?

The Wire, absolutely brilliant.  

The only problem is that the first series comes in MKV format and you have to download a few codec's to get it to run right.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on February 19, 2009, 10:32:28 PM
Is it the wire or the shield that has the bad baldy cop in it?  I dont like whichever one that is. 
 
What I dont like about some of these police shows that they're just glorified soaps - look at the way the bill went. (and I use to love that show)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tyrone86 on February 19, 2009, 10:36:26 PM
That was the Shield. I thought it was alright, but The Wire is much, much better
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on February 19, 2009, 10:39:52 PM
I might try it...the way to tell a good police show is if you can tune in to it at any time, if it's about the investigation and not who their shagging. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on February 20, 2009, 05:24:35 PM
http://www.starsareblind.com/2009/02/20/oscar-results-leaked/
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 20, 2009, 08:31:38 PM
Is it the wire or the shield that has the bad baldy cop in it?  I dont like whichever one that is. 
 
What I dont like about some of these police shows that they're just glorified soaps - look at the way the bill went. (and I use to love that show)
I don't think I've seen The Bill compared to The Wire or The Shield before!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on February 20, 2009, 08:33:08 PM
Is it the wire or the shield that has the bad baldy cop in it?  I dont like whichever one that is. 
 
What I dont like about some of these police shows that they're just glorified soaps - look at the way the bill went. (and I use to love that show)
I don't think I've seen The Bill compared to The Wire or The Shield before!
It's no good now, it's like a soap opera but years ago it was the show!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 20, 2009, 08:37:32 PM
Are Bill Cryer and gimp mark afficionado Reg Hollis still in it?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on February 20, 2009, 09:27:04 PM

Any other good police/decetive shows out there?

The Wire, absolutely brilliant.  

The only problem is that the first series comes in MKV format and you have to download a few codec's to get it to run right.
There are a wide variety of dvd rip formats available for download from series 1.

I started watching the Wire in December and thought I had enought material for 2 months with 5 series.
But I finished it all in about 2 weeks flat.
Hard to say what I liked the best, but series 2 on the docks was as close to perfect as anyone has achieved with a tv drama.
And it  was educational.

I downl Criminal Minds after Pints said he liked it.
It´s well done but they are dead keen to wrap up a crime of the century investigations in 20 or 30 minutes.
What you get in an episode is a fine tuned  bare synopsis of an investigation.
Mainly I´d watch an episode now and again as a good filler,  what you'd call standby entertainment.







Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on February 20, 2009, 09:29:03 PM

21 Grams - Not about drugs which I originally thought, but a great moving story, the whole film is layered so it keeps you thinking and guessing the whole time, Sean Penn and Naomi Watts are in this as well, a great cast and a great show
I presumed it was about drugs so I gave it a miss.

I'll give it a go now.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: new devil on February 20, 2009, 09:31:28 PM
Mail street what did you DL to play the wire? Dloaded series 1 but it didnt play...dont really know much about this sort of thing
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on February 20, 2009, 09:33:27 PM
Quote
I downl Criminal Minds after Pints said he liked it.
It´s well done but they are dead keen to wrap up a crime of the century investigations in 20 or 30 minutes.
That's the way I like it, one of the criticisms I'd have of it though is they nearly always manage to get there in time to save another victim. 

It's a great show though.

I downloaded a couple of episodes of the wire last night so will try it over the weekend.

Watching Bones since I came home, have to say I'm loving it. 
Who knew they used flesh eating beetles to clean the bones of burn victims!!!  I didnt!


Newdevil - this is one I downloaded the wire from and it's playing fine
http://www.mininova.org/tor/622418 (http://www.mininova.org/tor/622418)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tyrone86 on February 20, 2009, 11:01:09 PM
Mail street what did you DL to play the wire? Dloaded series 1 but it didnt play...dont really know much about this sort of thing

You need VLC media player for series 1 and there are another couple of downloads as well, google mkv files follow the instructions and you should get it eventually.


You're probably best watching the Wire in the context of the series Pints rather than individual episodes, it gradually builds a different case over each series rather than episode. It might take a bit of patience but it's worth it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: new devil on February 21, 2009, 01:02:25 AM
Quote
I downl Criminal Minds after Pints said he liked it.
It´s well done but they are dead keen to wrap up a crime of the century investigations in 20 or 30 minutes.
That's the way I like it, one of the criticisms I'd have of it though is they nearly always manage to get there in time to save another victim. 

It's a great show though.

I downloaded a couple of episodes of the wire last night so will try it over the weekend.

Watching Bones since I came home, have to say I'm loving it. 
Who knew they used flesh eating beetles to clean the bones of burn victims!!!  I didnt!


Newdevil - this is one I downloaded the wire from and it's playing fine
http://www.mininova.org/tor/622418 (http://www.mininova.org/tor/622418)

Cheers pints ive started to DL it....
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AFS on February 21, 2009, 02:51:28 AM
Mail street what did you DL to play the wire? Dloaded series 1 but it didnt play...dont really know much about this sort of thing

You need VLC media player for series 1 and there are another couple of downloads as well, google mkv files follow the instructions and you should get it eventually.


You're probably best watching the Wire in the context of the series Pints rather than individual episodes, it gradually builds a different case over each series rather than episode. It might take a bit of patience but it's worth it.

Yeah, its one show you really can't dip in and out of. It takes a wee while to get used to the street talk too.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bensars on February 21, 2009, 12:49:24 PM
Watched Austrailia last night. Thought it was a very good show
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: aontroim on February 21, 2009, 01:25:32 PM
Watched Austrailia last night. Thought it was a very good show

Me too - great show alright - also watched Thick As Thieves today - wasn't too bad either.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on February 21, 2009, 10:10:02 PM
Mail street what did you DL to play the wire? Dloaded series 1 but it didnt play...dont really know much about this sort of thing
As tyrone 86 wrote, VLC will play most formats.
The Wire series you are downl is .avi  and very good quality.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longrunsthefox on February 22, 2009, 02:25:32 PM
Anyone else see Benjamin Button movie. Saw it last nite. One of those ones like The Green Mile that goes on forever but keeps but I did stay with it. It was fairly intriguing and an interesting concept of this boy getting younger. Not brilliant though... just about passes.     
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on February 22, 2009, 04:34:58 PM
Anyone else see Benjamin Button movie. Saw it last nite. One of those ones like The Green Mile that goes on forever but keeps but I did stay with it. It was fairly intriguing and an interesting concept of this boy getting younger. Not brilliant though... just about passes.     

I thought it looked very very boring so decided to give it a miss myself!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on February 22, 2009, 05:07:02 PM
Watched Get Smart on DVD last night. Was a bit worried incase it didn't live up to the original series. I took about 15/20 minutes to get going properly, but I really enjoyed it. Good craic.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Maximus Marillius on February 23, 2009, 05:08:19 PM
I seen Gran Torino last night with Clint acting as well as directing. Was not disappointed at all....thought it was a super movie. Clint is brilliant as a crabit, twisted and racist old man
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: corn02 on February 23, 2009, 05:37:12 PM
I seen Gran Torino last night with Clint acting as well as directing. Was not disappointed at all....thought it was a super movie. Clint is brilliant as a crabit, twisted and racist old man

Saw it last night too, excellent show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: gerry on February 23, 2009, 10:04:16 PM
We must have all being watching it. Good show though
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: new devil on February 24, 2009, 05:19:03 AM
Quote
I downl Criminal Minds after Pints said he liked it.
It´s well done but they are dead keen to wrap up a crime of the century investigations in 20 or 30 minutes.
That's the way I like it, one of the criticisms I'd have of it though is they nearly always manage to get there in time to save another victim. 

It's a great show though.

I downloaded a couple of episodes of the wire last night so will try it over the weekend.

Watching Bones since I came home, have to say I'm loving it. 
Who knew they used flesh eating beetles to clean the bones of burn victims!!!  I didnt!


Newdevil - this is one I downloaded the wire from and it's playing fine
http://www.mininova.org/tor/622418 (http://www.mininova.org/tor/622418)

Cheers pints ive started to DL it....

Pints DL the wire but when i went to watch it,it says codec aquired...i typed codec into google and DL them but its still doing the same...its playing on windows media player ifs thats any help  :-[
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on February 24, 2009, 10:07:24 AM
Download VLC, it's freeware.
It has all the codecs you need.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 24, 2009, 11:14:53 AM
The Wire started from scratch (series 1, episode 1) on FX last night, if that's any help.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Schkite on February 24, 2009, 01:25:17 PM
The Wire is some show, just seen the first two seasons so far. Barely even heard of it til the whole thing was finished in the US, very badly advertised on Irish and UK telly and on crappy channels too. Must try and catch the third season soon, though I've heard the second is the best, still that won't stop me!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on February 24, 2009, 01:29:12 PM
The Wire started from scratch (series 1, episode 1) on FX last night, if that's any help.

Is it on weekly? I was gonna start buying the boxsets. Heard its the best TV ever made.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 24, 2009, 01:30:23 PM
Monday nights at 11 - it's the best tv I've ever seen, including the Sopranos.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on February 24, 2009, 01:33:30 PM
I will maybe try and download last nights then get the rest on Sky + Series link.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 24, 2009, 01:45:15 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wire-Complete-HBO-Season-DVD/dp/B0007IK5Z0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1235483017&sr=8-2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wire-Complete-HBO-Season-DVD/dp/B0007IK5Z0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1235483017&sr=8-2)

The box sets aren't expensive either - you'd probably get them very cheap in HMV too.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Fancy Dan on February 24, 2009, 01:52:34 PM
Have seen both Australia and Benji Button recently and wasnt overly impressed by either. Oz is very long, cliched and cheesy while Benji seems like an attempt at Forrest Gump in reverse but falls short comprehensively. Both are to be avoided IMO
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on February 24, 2009, 06:37:47 PM
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I downl Criminal Minds after Pints said he liked it.
It´s well done but they are dead keen to wrap up a crime of the century investigations in 20 or 30 minutes.
That's the way I like it, one of the criticisms I'd have of it though is they nearly always manage to get there in time to save another victim. 

It's a great show though.

I downloaded a couple of episodes of the wire last night so will try it over the weekend.

Watching Bones since I came home, have to say I'm loving it. 
Who knew they used flesh eating beetles to clean the bones of burn victims!!!  I didnt!


Newdevil - this is one I downloaded the wire from and it's playing fine
http://www.mininova.org/tor/622418 (http://www.mininova.org/tor/622418)

Cheers pints ive started to DL it....

Pints DL the wire but when i went to watch it,it says codec aquired...i typed codec into google and DL them but its still doing the same...its playing on windows media player ifs thats any help  :-[

You mustnt have the right codecs, mine is playing on media player classic, VLC, Windows media player no problems.
Try downloading that VLC player.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on February 24, 2009, 09:54:32 PM
The Wire started from scratch (series 1, episode 1) on FX last night, if that's any help.

Is it on weekly? I was gonna start buying the boxsets. Heard its the best TV ever made.
It's good and I watch it, but I think a lot of the praise goes way over the top - why do people think it's so stunningly brilliant??
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: new devil on February 24, 2009, 11:54:16 PM
Yea VLC working great  :) thanks
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AFS on February 25, 2009, 01:58:24 AM
The Wire started from scratch (series 1, episode 1) on FX last night, if that's any help.

Is it on weekly? I was gonna start buying the boxsets. Heard its the best TV ever made.
It's good and I watch it, but I think a lot of the praise goes way over the top - why do people think it's so stunningly brilliant??

For me its because I've never seen anything made as well as it before.

There are so many brilliant characters. There's so much grey, you're not told these are the bad guys and these are the good guys like in so many TV dramas - you're allowed to make up your own mind. The storylines are great and move along at a perfect pace. Its doesn't wrap things up in lovely little packages for you like most shows, there are loose ends, which is more realistic. Scene setting is perfect too, you really feel like you know Baltimore after watching enough episodes.

I suppose, in short - its a TV show made for smart people that doesn't dumb things down to make sure everyone gets it. The more you get into it, the more you get out of it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Corporal on February 25, 2009, 09:00:30 AM
I thought this was a movie recommendation thread
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on February 25, 2009, 09:39:33 AM
Where is the Forrest Gump comparisons coming from regarding Benjamin Button - so in the future if a period drama is made and the lead character(s) has a southern (American) accent then it is an attempt to replicate Forrest Gump?  Would the same be said of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe if it had been made after Gump?

Gran Torino - was expecting it to be better than it was although Eastwood was brilliant (Clint, not his son).
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on February 25, 2009, 03:56:28 PM
Go to your local Council library ......some classic oldies there on DVD .....can get 3 for a week for free. Watched The Maltese Falcon, Hight of the Hunter and The Battle of Algiers  (all taken out and enjoyed) last week. Hope to get 3 more tonight.
Beats imo the current crop of junk in Chartbusters.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longrunsthefox on February 25, 2009, 04:02:15 PM
Where is the Forrest Gump comparisons coming from regarding Benjamin Button - so in the future if a period drama is made and the lead character(s) has a southern (American) accent then it is an attempt to replicate Forrest Gump?  Would the same be said of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe if it had been made after Gump?

Same as that Rico-could see no similarity to Forrest Gump at all.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Billys Boots on February 25, 2009, 04:06:16 PM
The Wire started from scratch (series 1, episode 1) on FX last night, if that's any help.

Is it on weekly? I was gonna start buying the boxsets. Heard its the best TV ever made.
It's good and I watch it, but I think a lot of the praise goes way over the top - why do people think it's so stunningly brilliant??

For me its because I've never seen anything made as well as it before.

There are so many brilliant characters. There's so much grey, you're not told these are the bad guys and these are the good guys like in so many TV dramas - you're allowed to make up your own mind. The storylines are great and move along at a perfect pace. Its doesn't wrap things up in lovely little packages for you like most shows, there are loose ends, which is more realistic. Scene setting is perfect too, you really feel like you know Baltimore after watching enough episodes.

I suppose, in short - its a TV show made for smart people that doesn't dumb things down to make sure everyone gets it. The more you get into it, the more you get out of it.

Yeah, I'd agree with AFS, it's not presented as good or bad, just what's there.  The cops and governors are not necessarily the ones serving the people, and the criminals are not necessarily doing their communities a wholly rotten disservice.  The characters are not wholly good or bad (on all sides), and it's often hard to predict what they'll do (though they rarely do things that are 'out of character', if you catch my drift).  It's believable, and both cynical and idealistic, and it presents situations that really make you think about life, the world and everything.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 25, 2009, 05:05:49 PM
Where is the Forrest Gump comparisons coming from regarding Benjamin Button - so in the future if a period drama is made and the lead character(s) has a southern (American) accent then it is an attempt to replicate Forrest Gump?  Would the same be said of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe if it had been made after Gump?

Gran Torino - was expecting it to be better than it was although Eastwood was brilliant (Clint, not his son).

Really?

Quote
A white man is born fatherless in the south with birth defects that lead many to think he may never walk nor live a normal life. His saintly mother believes in his potential anyway. At a young age, the man learns to walk and sheds his exoskeleton of locomotive aids. Around this time, he also meets the love of his life, a vivacious girl who grows into a bold woman who parts ways with the man to have her own wild adventures. Meanwhile, the man reaches adulthood, and puts in a wartime stint in the U.S. military. During this stint, the man proves at first an indifferent asset, but during his one firefight, he turns out to be very valuable, saving the day singlehandedly, while also witnessing the death of one of his best friends. The man also spends much time on a small ocean vessel, serving alongside a rowdy, grizzled, hard-drinking man of the sea. This salty sailor serves as one of our man’s two best male friends; the other is a black man who first teaches our man the lessons of friendship before departing forever.

Our man wanders all around the world, his life brushing up against key historical moments of the 20th century. At some point he returns to his childhood home, and his mother dies. The man comes into considerable wealth through blind luck. Around this time, his lifelong love returns from her adventures, ready to commit to him. During their brief time together, they conceive a child. The couple part ways, due to the woman’s perceived inability to take care of the man. He does not raise the child through its early years but later makes an appearance in its life. The woman eventually dies in bed from illness. The man’s later years are hardly touched on, even though the movie has lavished much attention on his early and middle years.

The entire story dwells repeatedly on the theme of life’s uncertainty and, in contrast, on the notion of fate or coincidence. The film’s symbol for these themes is a small object seen hovering improbably in the air. A narrative frame scene punctuates the story, as does the main character’s drawling voice-over.

Nearly every respected film critic (and Jonathan Ross) has mentioned the parallels with Forrest Gump e.g. Benjamin Button is Forrest Gump with A-Levels, Benjamin Button is Forrest Gump without AIDS. Have you actually seen both films?!

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longrunsthefox on February 25, 2009, 05:14:47 PM
Where is the Forrest Gump comparisons coming from regarding Benjamin Button - so in the future if a period drama is made and the lead character(s) has a southern (American) accent then it is an attempt to replicate Forrest Gump?  Would the same be said of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe if it had been made after Gump?

Gran Torino - was expecting it to be better than it was although Eastwood was brilliant (Clint, not his son).

Really?

Quote
A white man is born fatherless in the south with birth defects that lead many to think he may never walk nor live a normal life. His saintly mother believes in his potential anyway. At a young age, the man learns to walk and sheds his exoskeleton of locomotive aids. Around this time, he also meets the love of his life, a vivacious girl who grows into a bold woman who parts ways with the man to have her own wild adventures. Meanwhile, the man reaches adulthood, and puts in a wartime stint in the U.S. military. During this stint, the man proves at first an indifferent asset, but during his one firefight, he turns out to be very valuable, saving the day singlehandedly, while also witnessing the death of one of his best friends. The man also spends much time on a small ocean vessel, serving alongside a rowdy, grizzled, hard-drinking man of the sea. This salty sailor serves as one of our man’s two best male friends; the other is a black man who first teaches our man the lessons of friendship before departing forever.

Our man wanders all around the world, his life brushing up against key historical moments of the 20th century. At some point he returns to his childhood home, and his mother dies. The man comes into considerable wealth through blind luck. Around this time, his lifelong love returns from her adventures, ready to commit to him. During their brief time together, they conceive a child. The couple part ways, due to the woman’s perceived inability to take care of the man. He does not raise the child through its early years but later makes an appearance in its life. The woman eventually dies in bed from illness. The man’s later years are hardly touched on, even though the movie has lavished much attention on his early and middle years.

The entire story dwells repeatedly on the theme of life’s uncertainty and, in contrast, on the notion of fate or coincidence. The film’s symbol for these themes is a small object seen hovering improbably in the air. A narrative frame scene punctuates the story, as does the main character’s drawling voice-over.

Nearly every respected film critic (and Jonathan Ross) has mentioned the parallels with Forrest Gump e.g. Benjamin Button is Forrest Gump with A-Levels, Benjamin Button is Forrest Gump without AIDS. Have you actually seen both films?!



Aye-I saw both films and is no similarity at all. The whole jiist of Forest Gump was that he was remedial and without that was no film so Benjmin Button ain't Forest without A levels as you suggest. Is like saying Shipwreck is Jaws without the shark!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nifan on February 25, 2009, 05:28:14 PM
while Benji seems like an attempt at Forrest Gump in reverse but falls short comprehensively.

I doubt much consideration was given to forrest gump when benjamin button was written in the 1920's ;)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Goats Do Shave on February 26, 2009, 08:14:45 AM
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Hight of the Hunter

Had that reccomended before... didn't enjoy it at all.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nutsy--1 on February 26, 2009, 11:29:12 AM
saw slumdog yesterday. i thought it was a gud show, very different than how i thought it would be.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: anportmorforjfc on February 26, 2009, 11:56:30 AM
was thinking about going to see Gran Torino. Anyone seen it?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on February 26, 2009, 11:58:21 AM
was thinking about going to see Gran Torino. Anyone seen it?

Top drawer.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on March 01, 2009, 09:44:00 PM
Saw that Righteous Kill there last night, the one with Pacino and De Niro...

Thought it was very predictable and I guessed the plot/twist about ten minutes into the film! 50 Cent is as good an actor as I am I would say, and I am crap...

Though the girl from the Bon Jovi video for Always is in it, I hadn't seen her since Spin City and she is gorgeous (Carla Gugino or something)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on March 01, 2009, 10:03:03 PM
while Benji seems like an attempt at Forrest Gump in reverse but falls short comprehensively.

I doubt much consideration was given to forrest gump when benjamin button was written in the 1920's ;)
they do share the same screen writer though
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 01, 2009, 11:30:14 PM
Watched Eagle Eye and Burn After Reading this weekend. Eagle Eye was alright for action and drama but the storyline was complete and utter nonsense. Gave Burn After Reading the hammer after an hour so don't even know how it finished. Nor do I care. Gash.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: gerry on March 02, 2009, 01:01:56 AM
Took the kids to see hotel for dogs.

Best 1 1/2 sleep i got all week
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on March 02, 2009, 08:57:14 AM
Couldn't sleep last night, so I decided to watch Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe on Channel 4. I must say, it was an excellent film and would recommend it to anyone.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: full back on March 02, 2009, 09:02:56 AM
Watched Quarantine on DVD the other night
Think I may have dozed off a few times during this 'horror'  :-\
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: playwiththewind1st on March 02, 2009, 09:03:50 AM
was thinking about going to see Gran Torino. Anyone seen it?

Saw it yesterday. Eastwood does the usual "man with no name here to clean up the town" act, but it's fairly good & was actually quite funny in places-one particular line had me in stitches.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on March 02, 2009, 09:04:44 AM
Watched Eagle Eye and Burn After Reading this weekend. Eagle Eye was alright for action and drama but the storyline was complete and utter nonsense. Gave Burn After Reading the hammer after an hour so don't even know how it finished. Nor do I care. Gash.

It was only on for an hour and a half, i thought it was pretty s*it too.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on March 02, 2009, 09:07:09 AM
Saw Eagle Eye when it came out in the cinema. Terrible film. Nice idea for a film, but poorly executed.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on March 02, 2009, 09:55:20 AM
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Though the girl from the Bon Jovi video for Always is in it, I hadn't seen her since Spin City and she is gorgeous (Carla Gugino or something)

She was in Sin City briefly.  But she was unbelievable in it!

Fried Green Tomatoes is a brilliant movie.

Eagle Eye was watched at the cinema and the idea seemed good but the film was dirt.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Shortso79 on March 02, 2009, 09:05:11 PM
Watched Get Smart at the weekend - just about watchable (Only for the good looking lassie in it)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: maggie on March 02, 2009, 09:08:20 PM
He's Just Not That Into You- good chick flick show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: screenexile on March 03, 2009, 12:53:42 AM
Watched that last weekvwith a friend of mine and even she had to admit it painted all women as psychos and all men as dead on... just like it is in real life.

Wasn't bad for a chick flick though I'll give it that much. Great cast.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: SidelineKick on March 03, 2009, 08:52:45 AM
Seen The Unborn at the weekend, shit shit shit.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on March 03, 2009, 11:31:43 AM
my woman wants to go see Marley and Me anyone any opinions on this?

[img][http://archive.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2008/12/25/marley_and_me/story.jpg/img]
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: SidelineKick on March 03, 2009, 11:40:34 AM
my woman wants to go see Marley and Me anyone any opinions on this?

[img][http://archive.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2008/12/25/marley_and_me/story.jpg/img]

The woman's mother read the book and said it was brilliant, think it would be a good film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on March 05, 2009, 11:39:59 PM
any of yous watching generation kill?
watched couple of episodes tonight, not bad at all
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on March 06, 2009, 09:50:53 AM
any of yous watching generation kill?
watched couple of episodes tonight, not bad at all

Meant to be very good, supposed to be how the war in Iraq really is. I think there is a fella in it, Sgt Rudi Reyes, who is playing himself and was a soldier in Iraq. I havent got round to watching it yet though.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on March 06, 2009, 11:22:13 AM
Got Pride and Glory last night with Colin Farrell/Ed Norton. Average enough film but watchable. Would advise that you wait for it to leave the "new release" price before renting it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on March 07, 2009, 04:54:38 PM
is kevin spacey gay?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AFS on March 07, 2009, 06:15:26 PM
is kevin spacey gay?

as a window
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on March 07, 2009, 06:18:33 PM
i don't get it
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on March 07, 2009, 06:22:21 PM
Watched Into The Wild last night. A story about a young American lad who lived a frugal life after graduating, living off the earth and eventually living in the wild in America. True story. A good story and yer man has an interesting outlook on life. Not one I would share but worth watching imo. Very slow moving however.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AFS on March 07, 2009, 06:23:03 PM
i don't get it

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gay%20as%20a%20window (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gay%20as%20a%20window)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on March 07, 2009, 06:29:46 PM


OH RIGHT............

watched American beauty again last night and was just wondering....

another film i never tire of is As good as it gets, love jack Nicholas in it!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: milltown row on March 07, 2009, 11:41:50 PM
watched a Scottish film last night. Dear Frankie

cracking show, very good and tugged at the heart strings, very much recomendated
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on March 08, 2009, 08:32:15 AM
Finally watched Slumdog last night. It was a bit one paced, but definately a good film for 'something different'. I really enjoyed the last 15 or 20 minutes though. I don't think it does much for the Indian tourist board despite all the media profile.

Norf Tyrone says..... 7 out of 10. Maybe 7.5.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on March 08, 2009, 08:17:10 PM
Watched Into The Wild last night. A story about a young American lad who lived a frugal life after graduating, living off the earth and eventually living in the wild in America. True story. A good story and yer man has an interesting outlook on life. Not one I would share but worth watching imo. Very slow moving however.


I thought into the wild was great,i would agree its slow moving at times,but great story and some good perfomances.
One of my favourite films I've seen lately
(love the soundtrack too)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Goats Do Shave on March 09, 2009, 07:56:18 AM
Gran Torino... great show. Clint was super.

Taken... also very enjoyable (as much as that type of show can be enjoyable!?) Like the comment about Liam Neeson being Jason Bourne's da... he he true!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on March 09, 2009, 08:06:21 AM
Watched Into The Wild last night. A story about a young American lad who lived a frugal life after graduating, living off the earth and eventually living in the wild in America. True story. A good story and yer man has an interesting outlook on life. Not one I would share but worth watching imo. Very slow moving however.


I thought into the wild was great,i would agree its slow moving at times,but great story and some good perfomances.
One of my favourite films I've seen lately
(love the soundtrack too)

Totally agree. I loved the bit where they tried to take the horse into the lift. Funny, but moving as well.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on March 09, 2009, 06:28:29 PM
Watched Into The Wild last night. A story about a young American lad who lived a frugal life after graduating, living off the earth and eventually living in the wild in America. True story. A good story and yer man has an interesting outlook on life. Not one I would share but worth watching imo. Very slow moving however.


I thought into the wild was great,i would agree its slow moving at times,but great story and some good perfomances.
One of my favourite films I've seen lately
(love the soundtrack too)

Totally agree. I loved the bit where they tried to take the horse into the lift. Funny, but moving as well.

Yeah the soundtrack is super, Eddie Vedder has some voice.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on March 10, 2009, 12:22:26 AM
Anvil - The Story of Anvil. This is one you have to go and see it is a mocumentary and a cross between "Spinal Tap" and "The Wrestler". The best film I have seen in a while.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on March 10, 2009, 12:28:08 AM
Watched 'Shes the Man' last night. Jesus wept it was bad.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Goats Do Shave on March 10, 2009, 07:53:16 AM
Burn After Reading - Great cast, some good performances (John Malkovich & Bradd Pitt were both funny) but not a great show. one to miss.

Started watching CSI MIami last night. Season 1 - looks good!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nifan on March 10, 2009, 10:36:07 AM
Anvil - The Story of Anvil. This is one you have to go and see it is a mocumentary and a cross between "Spinal Tap" and "The Wrestler". The best film I have seen in a while.

It isnt a mockumentary- its a documentary.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: magpie seanie on March 10, 2009, 04:21:47 PM
Watched In Bruges on Saturday night. Really enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. I thought with all the hype it was bound to be a letdown but it was really good. McDonagh translates really well to the big screen and Colin Farrell's performance is above anything I thought him capable of. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Billys Boots on March 10, 2009, 05:14:14 PM
I watched 'In Bruges' on Sunday night, and I enjoyed it very much too.  Three excellent performances, even though Ralph Fiennes could never pass for a Cockney git.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on March 10, 2009, 05:15:12 PM
I watched 'In Bruges' on Sunday night, and I enjoyed it very much too.  Three excellent performances, even though Ralph Fiennes could never pass for a Cockney git.

I hated it!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on March 10, 2009, 08:28:45 PM
I watched 'In Bruges' on Sunday night, and I enjoyed it very much too.  Three excellent performances, even though Ralph Fiennes could never pass for a Cockney git.

The film was originally a stage play, and Feinnes played that role as it was played on stage, ie it is a bit camp and over the top effort for an east end villain( at least that is my opinion of his effort)

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on March 10, 2009, 08:30:58 PM
Anvil - The Story of Anvil. This is one you have to go and see it is a mocumentary and a cross between "Spinal Tap" and "The Wrestler". The best film I have seen in a while.

It isnt a mockumentary- its a documentary.

Tell me more about Anvil then, had you heard of them before this. I am trying to work it out, but it is not a straight up documentary it is a mocumentary. It will remind you of those 2 movies I have mentioned and is still very good regardless of what genre it lands in.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on March 14, 2009, 08:28:26 PM
I watched 'In Bruges' on Sunday night, and I enjoyed it very much too.  Three excellent performances, even though Ralph Fiennes could never pass for a Cockney git.

I hated it!

i love it....

if you ever want to watch a "sweet" film then i suggest August Rush... quite relaxing film and johnaton rhys is in and is a great singer!

Question for those who live in the u.s
did you ever see that elvis series that johnaton rhys meyers was in and won the golden globe for? what is the name of it?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on March 16, 2009, 11:38:07 PM
Infernal Affairs 1
starting  soon on CH4+  at 11.50pm
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on March 17, 2009, 11:53:09 AM
Anvil - The Story of Anvil. This is one you have to go and see it is a mocumentary and a cross between "Spinal Tap" and "The Wrestler". The best film I have seen in a while.

It isnt a mockumentary- its a documentary.

Tell me more about Anvil then, had you heard of them before this. I am trying to work it out, but it is not a straight up documentary it is a mocumentary. It will remind you of those 2 movies I have mentioned and is still very good regardless of what genre it lands in.
apparently they were real and back in the day critics thought they'd be the metal band to make it big, not the likes of GnR and ACDC etc.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on March 17, 2009, 12:43:38 PM
Watched Body of Lies last night, very good.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: gerry on March 20, 2009, 11:34:50 PM
just finished watching mall cop, what a load of crap
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on March 21, 2009, 01:39:36 AM
Watched Body of Lies last night, very good.
I liked it too, though I see it got fairly average reviews.

Gran Torino is excellent.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on March 21, 2009, 08:59:39 AM
Saw Mall Cop last night too. For a 90 minute film, it couldn't end quickly enough.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Silky on March 21, 2009, 09:50:35 AM
Why would anyone with half a brain pay to go an see that?

I take it you have half a brain Ziggyego?

Did anybody see the new Clint Eastwood film?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on March 21, 2009, 11:21:49 AM
Why would anyone with half a brain pay to go an see that?

I take it you have half a brain Ziggyego?

Did anybody see the new Clint Eastwood film?

I was thinking that too, though I cant really comment, Ive seen enough terrible films in the cinema to last a life time, such as Date Movie *shudders*

Saw the trailer for Transformers, hope its better than the first one.

Did anyone ever see The Prestige, its on Sky Movies every few weeks it seems.  Brilliant film from Christopher Nolan, who is one of my favourite directors, he does much more than just the Batman films!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 21, 2009, 02:33:08 PM
As nrico's terrible taste in movies nrico I have followed his recommendation of Body of Lies and have it and Quantum of Solace lined up for the weekend.

I thought Transformers would be total rubbish but I really enjoyed it. Yer woman Megan Fox(?) made it easy though ;)

Have to agree about Mall Cop, there is no way I'd pay to see anything like that i.e. any Adam Sandler movie.
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Post by: corn02 on March 21, 2009, 02:47:50 PM
Why would anyone with half a brain pay to go an see that?

I take it you have half a brain Ziggyego?

Did anybody see the new Clint Eastwood film?

I was thinking that too, though I cant really comment, Ive seen enough terrible films in the cinema to last a life time, such as Date Movie *shudders*

Saw the trailer for Transformers, hope its better than the first one.

Did anyone ever see The Prestige, its on Sky Movies every few weeks it seems.  Brilliant film from Christopher Nolan, who is one of my favourite directors, he does much more than just the Batman films!


Not like the first Transformers GB? I thought it was great, could have been a bit more dark and sinister though.

Prestige is a cracker.
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Post by: Galwaybhoy on March 21, 2009, 03:06:01 PM
Why would anyone with half a brain pay to go an see that?

I take it you have half a brain Ziggyego?

Did anybody see the new Clint Eastwood film?

I was thinking that too, though I cant really comment, Ive seen enough terrible films in the cinema to last a life time, such as Date Movie *shudders*

Saw the trailer for Transformers, hope its better than the first one.

Did anyone ever see The Prestige, its on Sky Movies every few weeks it seems.  Brilliant film from Christopher Nolan, who is one of my favourite directors, he does much more than just the Batman films!


Not like the first Transformers GB? I thought it was great, could have been a bit more dark and sinister though.

Prestige is a cracker.

No I did, I thought it was good enough, not great but I enjoyed it.  Just like you I thought it could have been much darker and sinister.  But then I like my films that way, and say the same about every film!
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Post by: nrico2006 on March 21, 2009, 03:44:28 PM
Tony, nothing poor about my taste as you well know.  Anybody seen 'Knowing' yet?  Seems a good idea.  I bet you are looking forward to the A-Team and Macgyver movies Tony!
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Post by: Galwaybhoy on March 21, 2009, 03:50:29 PM
Tony, nothing poor about my taste as you well know.  Anybody seen 'Knowing' yet?  Seems a good idea.  I bet you are looking forward to the A-Team and Macgyver movies Tony!

Theres going to be a Macgyver film? :o

You better not be getting my hopes up!  >:( ;)
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Post by: Tony Baloney on March 21, 2009, 03:55:40 PM
Tony, nothing poor about my taste as you well know.  Anybody seen 'Knowing' yet?  Seems a good idea.  I bet you are looking forward to the A-Team and Macgyver movies Tony!

Theres going to be a Macgyver film? :o

You better not be getting my hopes up!  >:( ;)
Yes. Ziggy announced it in another thread. How could this not be any good. I'd steer clear of an A Team movie though unless I was playing Face.
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Post by: nrico2006 on March 21, 2009, 04:24:38 PM
I saw the Prestige, it was better than I expected.

Be even better if RDA returned as MacGyver.  The A-Team movie will be dung, impossible to replicate the original shows greatness, much the same with the Hulk films.  The best job is to get rid of that shite on RTE thats on now and return to repeats of A-Team, Hulk and Knightrider.
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Post by: gerry on March 22, 2009, 12:43:03 AM
Why would anyone with half a brain pay to go an see that?

I take it you have half a brain Ziggyego?

Did anybody see the new Clint Eastwood film?

i didn't  i downloaded it from here (http://www.mininova.org/tor/2352800)


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Post by: Galwaybhoy on March 23, 2009, 10:49:24 AM
I saw The Big Lebowski on dvd at the weekend.  Heard it was a great film, I wasn't particularly gone on it though.
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Post by: Bogball XV on March 23, 2009, 10:53:55 AM
Benjamin Button, over long imo, quickens up towards the end and gets a bit more interesting, but you have to question whether it's worth putting in the first 2 hours for.
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Post by: Galwaybhoy on March 23, 2009, 10:55:52 AM
Benjamin Button, over long imo, quickens up towards the end and gets a bit more interesting, but you have to question whether it's worth putting in the first 2 hours for.

Cant wait to see that, but I havent heard great things about it, will probably get it when it comes out on dvd along with Gran Turino which I didnt get a chance to see either.
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Post by: nrico2006 on March 23, 2009, 12:43:17 PM
Benjamin Button was very long but it depends on what you are into - I thought it was very good.

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I saw The Big Lebowski on dvd at the weekend.  Heard it was a great film, I wasn't particularly gone on it though

I have always heard great things about this film, and I believe I have seen it but not sure - maybe that sums up how good it is.  I saw it for 3 quid in Tesco's the other day and I thought about lifting it and giving it another go.  I might yet.
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Post by: Dinny Breen on March 23, 2009, 12:48:39 PM
Saw a movie last week Felon, top show and a great performance from Val Kilmer, very very intense movie.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on March 23, 2009, 12:49:58 PM
Watched Quantum of Solace last night. Not overly impressed. Just didn't feel like a James Bond movie.

Like the look of Duplicity with Clive Owen and Julia Roberts.
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Post by: nifan on March 23, 2009, 12:57:04 PM
I saw The Big Lebowski on dvd at the weekend.  Heard it was a great film, I wasn't particularly gone on it though.

One of my favourite movies.
Each to their own
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Post by: behind the wire on March 23, 2009, 02:38:54 PM
Watched Quantum of Solace last night. Not overly impressed. Just didn't feel like a James Bond movie.

Like the look of Duplicity with Clive Owen and Julia Roberts.

dulicity is a very good show. i liked it. need to follow it closely throughout in order to understand it.
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Post by: mrsandman on March 31, 2009, 11:21:05 AM
Anybody seen the Damned United yet? Ive heard good reports
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Post by: screenexile on March 31, 2009, 11:56:58 AM
Watched Quantum of Solace last night. Not overly impressed. Just didn't feel like a James Bond movie.

Like the look of Duplicity with Clive Owen and Julia Roberts.

dulicity is a very good show. i liked it. need to follow it closely throughout in order to understand it.

God I didn't like Duplicity at all. Far too long and more twists and turns than an Olympic diving routine. I got fairly bored with it after about an hour and my head was completely fried for the 2nd hour.
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Post by: Goats Do Shave on March 31, 2009, 12:04:21 PM
50 Dead men walking - Good show!
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Post by: Minder on April 07, 2009, 07:23:34 PM
I had never seen all of The Big Lebowski before, i had seen bits here and there. Watched it all the other night. Great show.....oh and nobody f**ks with the Jesus............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZWHALkM1xc&feature=related

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Post by: Tony Baloney on April 07, 2009, 08:51:07 PM
I had never seen all of The Big Lebowski before, i had seen bits here and there. Watched it all the other night. Great show.....oh and nobody f**ks with the Jesus............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZWHALkM1xc&feature=related


Great show. Jesus wears some great gear!
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Post by: thebigfella on April 10, 2009, 10:46:12 PM
The Running Man is on at the moment, easily my favourite McBain movie  ;D
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Post by: Tony Baloney on April 10, 2009, 11:11:36 PM
The Running Man is on at the moment, easily my favourite McBain movie  ;D
Watching Wedding Crashers. "You motorboatin' sonofabitch".
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Post by: Puckoon on April 10, 2009, 11:12:12 PM
Watched Quantum of Solace the other night, thought it was very good. Wasnt hard to follow at all like some reports had suggested.
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Post by: leenie on April 10, 2009, 11:16:05 PM
shawshanks redemption on now film 4+1

. pure class
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Post by: Tony Baloney on April 10, 2009, 11:18:15 PM
shawshanks redemption on now film 4+1

. pure class
Average I'd say.
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Post by: leenie on April 10, 2009, 11:43:14 PM
shawshanks redemption on now film 4+1

. pure class
Average I'd say.


What a load of Baloney, tony!
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Post by: Capt Pat on April 10, 2009, 11:44:49 PM
Tony, nothing poor about my taste as you well know.  Anybody seen 'Knowing' yet?  Seems a good idea.  I bet you are looking forward to the A-Team and Macgyver movies Tony!

Knowing is an upgrade on "The day the Earth Stood Still". It is really quite similar. It is worth going to see but is nothing spectacular.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on April 10, 2009, 11:48:25 PM
shawshanks redemption on now film 4+1

. pure class
Average I'd say.


What a load of Baloney, tony!
My opinion. I'd guess you think The Green Mile is good too  ::)
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Post by: Treasurer on April 11, 2009, 12:08:44 AM
Tony, nothing poor about my taste as you well know.  Anybody seen 'Knowing' yet?  Seems a good idea.  I bet you are looking forward to the A-Team and Macgyver movies Tony!

Knowing is an upgrade on "The day the Earth Stood Still". It is really quite similar. It is worth going to see but is nothing spectacular.

I wasn't impressed at all at all.  And I hadn't been to the cinema in so long, it would have been relatively easy to impress me!
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Post by: The Real Laoislad on April 11, 2009, 12:29:37 AM
Anyone watch The Snapper tonight on TV3....Classic!
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Post by: The Real Laoislad on April 11, 2009, 12:32:17 AM
Tony, nothing poor about my taste as you well know.  Anybody seen 'Knowing' yet?  Seems a good idea.  I bet you are looking forward to the A-Team and Macgyver movies Tony!


Macgyver...................................Can't Wait  ;D
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Post by: Main Street on April 11, 2009, 11:24:58 AM
shawshanks redemption on now film 4+1

. pure class
Average I'd say.
Good first time,  average on another viewing.
A candidate for the most over rated film of all time.
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Post by: Hardy on April 11, 2009, 11:52:20 AM
Who has the time these days to spend two hours or so in front of the screen? Here's a  great service (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-scIvfHhZ_E).

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Post by: Main Street on April 11, 2009, 12:14:44 PM
That looks like Meath panel on their way to a training session.
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Post by: longrunsthefox on April 11, 2009, 12:27:05 PM
Watched movie called Younglings on DVD last weekend. Angela Jolie and John Malcavich are in it. Really powerful story of police corruption in LA (I think) during the 1930s. Was quite disturbing in parts but excellent film. Apparently true story.       
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Post by: Carmen Stateside on April 11, 2009, 12:36:17 PM
Watched movie called Younglings on DVD last weekend. Angela Jolie and John Malcavich are in it. Really powerful story of police corruption in LA (I think) during the 1930s. Was quite disturbing in parts but excellent film. Apparently true story.      

Have to agree, great movie!
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Post by: Galwaybhoy on April 11, 2009, 03:32:34 PM
Watched both Pride and Glory and also Body of Lies.  Thought both were very good films.

Also saw No Country for Old Men again, easily my favourite film of the last few years.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on April 11, 2009, 04:19:07 PM
Watched movie called Younglings on DVD last weekend. Angela Jolie and John Malcavich are in it. Really powerful story of police corruption in LA (I think) during the 1930s. Was quite disturbing in parts but excellent film. Apparently true story.       
Is it not called Changeling?

Watched Body of Lies last week and although not the worst film out at the minute, it was instantly forgettable. It certainly didn't make the most of the actors in it.
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Post by: ziggysego on April 11, 2009, 04:52:16 PM
Fox often gets confused and forgetful in his old age. That fox has seen better days.
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Post by: tyrone girl on April 11, 2009, 05:46:36 PM
Yes it is called changling, not youngling. Was the film i was asking about on here last week, just watched it last nite. Thought it was excellent. Very sad.

Oops edited for my spolier in case anyone hasnt watched it
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on April 11, 2009, 05:57:02 PM
Yes it is called changling, not youngling. Was the film i was asking about on here last week, just watched it last nite. Thought it was excellent. Very sad , she never found the child and died never knowing if he escaped or not.

The thread is movie recommendations, not movie spoilers.
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Post by: longrunsthefox on April 11, 2009, 06:05:51 PM
Changling! wat the fuc is the Fox thinking about? - I see in the dictionary it means 'one child switched for another.' aye you did spoil it a bit there Tyrone girl...weemen  ::)   
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Post by: leenie on April 14, 2009, 03:14:27 PM
went to see the boat that rocked last night .... i enjoyed watching it... some good characters in it ... "thick" kevin..

i'd say its a great film for 60's music lovers...
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on April 15, 2009, 12:16:46 AM
Taken- Brilliant. Thought it was better than the Bourne films, but I got not fell sorry for the girl that got kidnapped. She ran like a wild giraffe.
Role Models- Very funny... really enjoyed it.
Monsters vs Aliens- Poor enough.
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Post by: Oakleafer93 on April 15, 2009, 12:35:53 AM
Changling! wat the f** is the Fox thinking about? - I see in the dictionary it means 'one child switched for another.' aye you did spoil it a bit there Tyrone girl...weemen  ::)   

Not wemen at all....Tyrone people more like!!  ;D
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Post by: nrico2006 on April 15, 2009, 09:36:39 AM
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Watched Felon yesterday. Great show. Worth watching. Some of the prison fights are brutal.

Felon is a brilliant show and there is a good scene in it with your doll Nadia from 24.

Saw the Strangers with Liv Tyler.  Good show and wouldn't be one to watch at night on your own.

Body Of Lies was very good I thought, as was Taken (although not as good as the Bournes).

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Post by: Oakleafer93 on April 15, 2009, 10:49:44 PM
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Watched Felon yesterday. Great show. Worth watching. Some of the prison fights are brutal.

Felon is a brilliant show and there is a good scene in it with your doll Nadia from 24.

Saw the Strangers with Liv Tyler.  Good show and wouldn't be one to watch at night on your own.

Body Of Lies was very good I thought, as was Taken (although not as good as the Bournes).



The strangers was good until the point they couldn't be arsed thinking of an ending!!
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on April 16, 2009, 12:46:24 AM
Thought The Strangers was very poor. Horrible ending. Not as bad as the ending in 30 Days Of Night. Now that was a terrible ending. In the cinema a few people actually said out loud "What the fcuk was that all about?" and tutted very loudly. Myself included.

Watched Traitor today at "work". Very good film, Don Cheadle was very good in it.
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Post by: hardstation on April 16, 2009, 12:48:39 AM
Thought The Strangers was very poor. Horrible ending. Not as bad as the ending in 30 Days Of Night. Now that was a terrible ending. In the cinema a few people actually said out loud "What the fcuk was that all about?" and tutted very loudly. Myself included.

Watched Traitor today at "work". Very good film, Don Cheadle was very good in it.

 :D

Should have had a sitdown protest 'til they came up with a better ending.
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on April 16, 2009, 12:58:50 AM
Thought The Strangers was very poor. Horrible ending. Not as bad as the ending in 30 Days Of Night. Now that was a terrible ending. In the cinema a few people actually said out loud "What the fcuk was that all about?" and tutted very loudly. Myself included.

Watched Traitor today at "work". Very good film, Don Cheadle was very good in it.

 :D

Should have had a sitdown protest 'til they came up with a better ending.

Smart arse  :D

Probably worst fiver I ever spent. Would have been better spending it in Renshaws! Never a good fiver wasted in there when it was in its prime.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on April 16, 2009, 10:11:51 AM
Thought The Strangers was very poor. Horrible ending. Not as bad as the ending in 30 Days Of Night. Now that was a terrible ending. In the cinema a few people actually said out loud "What the fcuk was that all about?" and tutted very loudly. Myself included.

Watched Traitor today at "work". Very good film, Don Cheadle was very good in it.

f**k you must work hard.
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Post by: leenie on April 23, 2009, 09:09:18 PM
anyone seen twilight?       how is it?
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on April 23, 2009, 09:11:58 PM
anyone seen twilight?       how is it?

 ::)  ::)  ;)

Went to see I Love You, Man on Sunday night there, I haven't laughed as much in ages, Paul Rudd was excellent as was the man from Sarah Marshall...

Oh and John Favreau was in it as well briefly and was hilarious!
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on April 23, 2009, 10:45:07 PM
Thought The Strangers was very poor. Horrible ending. Not as bad as the ending in 30 Days Of Night. Now that was a terrible ending. In the cinema a few people actually said out loud "What the fcuk was that all about?" and tutted very loudly. Myself included.

Watched Traitor today at "work". Very good film, Don Cheadle was very good in it.

f**k you must work hard.

I work very hard Our Nail. Same as yourself.

Heard good things about I Love You Man.

Also Observe and Report is out tomorrow, Seth Rogen is in it. Looks good. Quite similar to Paul Blart Mall Cop. Seen it, crap.

Few big films being released over the next couple of months which will all be worth viewing. Wolverine, Angels and Demons, Terminator: Salvation, Transformers and Bruno.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on April 24, 2009, 08:41:32 AM
Saw the trailer for Bruno there on Sunday night, looks hilarious...
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Post by: The GAA on April 24, 2009, 11:16:11 AM
Troule with movies like bruno is that the tralier usually contains every laugh in the film
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on April 24, 2009, 10:56:41 PM
Troule with movies like bruno is that the tralier usually contains every laugh in the film

Like Borat?? Baron Cohen is one of the funniest people around, if he can make a feature length hilarious film like Borat I have faith in his new one.
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Post by: Oakleafer93 on April 24, 2009, 11:16:31 PM
The Strangers had all the makings of a good scary film until they couldn't be arsed thinking of an ending.
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Post by: leenie on April 25, 2009, 06:48:17 PM
watched twilight   :-\


thank god i read the book first
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Post by: Doogie Browser on April 27, 2009, 09:46:39 AM
Seen Taken at the weekend, great show - Liam Neeson was brilliant in it, not the role you would normally associate with him.

Also watched Deliverance last night for the first time ever, what a show!  Definitely a classic, worth watching if you have not seen it before, very disturbing though.
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Post by: longrunsthefox on April 27, 2009, 10:05:51 AM
Seen Taken at the weekend, great show - Liam Neeson was brilliant in it, not the role you would normally associate with him.

Also watched Deliverance last night for the first time ever, what a show!  Definitely a classic, worth watching if you have not seen it before, very disturbing though.

Brillian scene...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8)
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Post by: longrunsthefox on April 27, 2009, 05:17:23 PM
HELP!  Has anyone seen movie out at the minute 'State of Play'.  It is getting rave reviews. It is ludicrous with this boy, Russell Crowe as a journalist breaking every rule and really is doing detective in  a murder or two. Is so hard to follow at times and when you think you've got it goes off on another tangent. Anyway, if anyone saw it can you PM me and tell me what the f**  happened in a few sentences. I thought I was there and then the end stumped me. 
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Post by: Main Street on April 27, 2009, 07:57:52 PM
Also watched Deliverance last night for the first time ever, what a show!  Definitely a classic, worth watching if you have not seen it before, very disturbing though.
I remember seeing it when it hit the cinemas first. Many people actually burst out sniggering when the fat city boy got raped by the inbreds.
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Post by: Shortso79 on April 27, 2009, 08:53:41 PM
Watched Taken also - great show

Lakeview Terrace  - Brutal

Watched Severance the other night - thought it was a good laugh
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Post by: Tony Baloney on April 27, 2009, 09:25:38 PM
Watched Taken also - great show

Lakeview Terrace  - Brutal

Watched Severance the other night - thought it was a good laugh
I thought Lakeview Terrace was pretty decent up til the last twenty minutes when it got a bit stupid. Samuel L Jackson was good. Not often I say that.
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Post by: Doogie Browser on April 27, 2009, 09:25:50 PM
Also watched Deliverance last night for the first time ever, what a show!  Definitely a classic, worth watching if you have not seen it before, very disturbing though.
I remember seeing it when it hit the cinemas first. Many people actually burst out sniggering when the fat city boy got raped by the inbreds.
To be honest it was still kinda funny, only in a 'oh my god' way.  I loved the dancing hillbilly at the start when the banjo duel was going on - classic dancing  :D - he was credited as 'dancing inbred'!!  Showing your seniority MS if you watched this in the cinema, was it ok in black and white?  :P
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Post by: Tony Baloney on April 27, 2009, 09:31:37 PM
Also watched Deliverance last night for the first time ever, what a show!  Definitely a classic, worth watching if you have not seen it before, very disturbing though.
I remember seeing it when it hit the cinemas first. Many people actually burst out sniggering when the fat city boy got raped by the inbreds.
To be honest it was still kinda funny, only in a 'oh my god' way.  I loved the dancing hillbilly at the start when the banjo duel was going on - classic dancing  :D - he was credited as 'dancing inbred'!!  Showing your seniority MS if you watched this in the cinema, was it ok in black and white?  :P
A favourite routine of Arthur Friend and Minder ;)
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Post by: Shortso79 on April 27, 2009, 11:06:40 PM
This clip from Severance had me in stiches - love the backing music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbhiQT4eVt0
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Post by: The Corporal on April 28, 2009, 08:43:00 AM
Watched that film Mutant Chronicles last night, pretty pish to be honest and very hard to get into but i got through it all.
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Post by: Doogie Browser on April 29, 2009, 11:57:44 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8024187.stm

Michael Douglas will play an ageing Multi millionaire with a beautiful wi..no wait thats not it!

Was a great show at the time though so will be interesting to see what they do with it.
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Post by: Santino on April 29, 2009, 12:49:17 PM
State of Play with Crowe and Affleck is as good a thriller as i've seen lately
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Post by: Tony Baloney on April 29, 2009, 01:17:59 PM
State of Play with Crowe and Affleck is as good a thriller as i've seen lately
Maybe you can help unravel the storyline for the fox. He isn't as young as he once was.
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Post by: Main Street on April 29, 2009, 02:14:53 PM
Also watched Deliverance last night for the first time ever, what a show!  Definitely a classic, worth watching if you have not seen it before, very disturbing though.
I remember seeing it when it hit the cinemas first. Many people actually burst out sniggering when the fat city boy got raped by the inbreds.
To be honest it was still kinda funny, only in a 'oh my god' way.  I loved the dancing hillbilly at the start when the banjo duel was going on - classic dancing  :D - he was credited as 'dancing inbred'!!  Showing your seniority MS if you watched this in the cinema, was it ok in black and white?  :P
More showing off my advance maturity at an early age rather than seniority at a (slightly) more advanced age.
It was a rated film, so for a desperate young lad that meant it was bound to have a bit of sex.
Maybe I was just dissapointed at the wrong type of sex :)

I faintly remember some debate about the rape scene. The film censor (who normally took delight in scooping the icing from our cakes and anything overtly sexual) somehow decided to leave this scene intact or at least enough of it in the film. It marked a significant enough change in the censorship attitude to certain scenes in films.


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Post by: Orior on April 29, 2009, 04:36:39 PM
Does anyone know if the film Australia is out yet, or when it will be in the cinemas here?
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Post by: fitzroyalty on April 29, 2009, 04:38:36 PM
ballygawley emma (1&2) is a good show, recommend watching it alone though  ;)
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Post by: Homer on April 29, 2009, 04:43:05 PM
Does anyone know if the film Australia is out yet, or when it will be in the cinemas here?

I seen an ad for it in XtraVision the other day.
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on April 29, 2009, 05:00:31 PM
Watched a few decent films recently, might not have heard of them as they havent been mentioned much but enjoyed them and would be worth watching.

Nothing But The Truth
Killshot
Dead Man's Shoes
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Post by: stpauls on April 30, 2009, 04:48:04 PM
Does anyone know if the film Australia is out yet, or when it will be in the cinemas here?

it is out on DVD already, tesco's and sainbury's are selling them for about £10.

edit: going to see X-Men Origins: Wolverine tonight, VIP in The Odessey. i hope it keeps the story line from the original Marvel Origin comic book, will be disappointed otherwise.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on April 30, 2009, 05:41:03 PM
Dead Mans Shoes is a great show Arhie, have it on dvd myself... Paddy Considine is brilliant in it as is the fella who plays his brother, who starred recently as Johnny Quid in Rocknrolla...
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Post by: Capt Pat on April 30, 2009, 06:58:45 PM
Thought The Strangers was very poor. Horrible ending. Not as bad as the ending in 30 Days Of Night. Now that was a terrible ending. In the cinema a few people actually said out loud "What the fcuk was that all about?" and tutted very loudly. Myself included.

Watched Traitor today at "work". Very good film, Don Cheadle was very good in it.

f**k you must work hard.

I work very hard Our Nail. Same as yourself.

Heard good things about I Love You Man.

Also Observe and Report is out tomorrow, Seth Rogen is in it. Looks good. Quite similar to Paul Blart Mall Cop. Seen it, crap.

Few big films being released over the next couple of months which will all be worth viewing. Wolverine, Angels and Demons, Terminator: Salvation, Transformers and Bruno.

Observe and report is no walk in the park it is kind of like his other movies with elements of  "Taxi Driver" until it all turns into a joke again. Not as good as his other stuff, it is ok but I do';t know whether you are supposed to be laughing or not at some points in the movie. It is a bit of a mess and desn't quite know what it wants to be.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on April 30, 2009, 08:09:15 PM
Dead Mans Shoes is a great show Arhie, have it on dvd myself... Paddy Considine is brilliant in it as is the fella who plays his brother, who starred recently as Johnny Quid in Rocknrolla...
Looks like someone logged into page 1 of this thread thinking it was the most recent page :) I'd never make that mistake!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on April 30, 2009, 09:24:45 PM
Or the thread has just done the complete perfect full circle.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Puckoon on April 30, 2009, 09:30:40 PM
Just watched that indie movie "adventurland" not a bad show at all.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on April 30, 2009, 09:31:23 PM
Can't get any online efforts for The Damned Utd.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on April 30, 2009, 10:05:28 PM
Can't get any online efforts for The Damned Utd.

Had a quick look on Ares there and it there is nothing on it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on April 30, 2009, 10:44:35 PM
Can't get any online efforts for The Damned Utd.

http://www.nowtorrents.com/torrents/the-damned-united.html (http://www.nowtorrents.com/torrents/the-damned-united.html)

Not sure how reliable this is as havent used this site before. Tried http://www.torrentz.com (http://www.torrentz.com) as well but no results there and its a search engine for all the torrents.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on May 01, 2009, 05:52:50 PM
New Transformers 2 Trailer, looks class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeZ2W8uT3Ug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeZ2W8uT3Ug)

Megan Fox is unreal. How Cheryl Cole beat her to FHM's sexiest woman I dont know.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on May 04, 2009, 03:27:15 PM
I don't recall any mention earlier of Doubt with M.Streep  as a nun & school headmaster and P.Hoffman as priest in the parish,
set in a NY catholic boys school in 1964.
I can't praise it enough. An outstanding film in every aspect.

Pity that we have a 1,000 shite movies, about feck all, made, for every one like Doubt.


Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: thebigfella on May 04, 2009, 04:03:45 PM
New Transformers 2 Trailer, looks class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeZ2W8uT3Ug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeZ2W8uT3Ug)

Megan Fox is unreal. How Cheryl Cole beat her to FHM's sexiest woman I dont know.

I reckon it will be sh*** but i'll still go see it just to have a look at her  :P

Have to agree, she's easily should have beat Cole. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 04, 2009, 07:52:34 PM
I don't recall any mention earlier of Doubt with M.Streep  as a nun & school headmaster and P.Hoffman as priest in the parish,
set in a NY catholic boys school in 1964.
I can't praise it enough. An outstanding film in every aspect.

Pity that we have a 1,000 shite movies, about feck all, made, for every one like Doubt.



Got great reviews when it came out and I remember someone saying it was an acting masterclass. Might be a wee bit grim for my tastes though.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on May 04, 2009, 08:00:24 PM
Let the Right One In - a Swedish vampire film

Thoroughly excellent
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Shortso79 on May 04, 2009, 08:55:55 PM
Watched Yes Man last night on DVD - pure crap

I cant wait for Transformers 2
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on May 04, 2009, 09:06:31 PM
Is 'This is England' worth watching?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on May 04, 2009, 09:20:13 PM
Is 'This is England' worth watching?

Very good show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on May 04, 2009, 10:37:52 PM
THis is England is a class movie..... with one of the nastiest movie "baddies" you will ever see in it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on May 05, 2009, 11:17:06 PM
State of Play with Crowe and Affleck is as good a thriller as i've seen lately
Maybe you can help unravel the storyline for the fox. He isn't as young as he once was.

it wasn't that hard to follow and was a superb movie from that genre. It is the best movie that has been out in the cinema in a while. Good enough to get oscars at least from the point of view of the quality of the movie whatever about the quality of the acting which I know nothing about. The writing would probably get an oscar nomination.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on May 05, 2009, 11:20:21 PM
Heard of a film today called Funny Games. Was toul it was shite but weird as fcuk. A remake of a film in German about 10 years ago.

Has anyone seen it?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on May 05, 2009, 11:39:54 PM
I thought funny games was quite, good. It is very unconventional and probably just for fans if psycho movies.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on May 05, 2009, 11:44:51 PM
Thinking about getting it out but the 'rewind' thing made me think it was a load of aul shite.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on May 05, 2009, 11:57:01 PM
I had kind of forgotten about that and much of the movie but it is good if a little more dark sided than normal hollywood stuff.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longrunsthefox on May 06, 2009, 12:36:41 AM
State of Play with Crowe and Affleck is as good a thriller as i've seen lately
Maybe you can help unravel the storyline for the fox. He isn't as young as he once was.

it wasn't that hard to follow and was a superb movie from that genre. It is the best movie that has been out in the cinema in a while. Good enough to get oscars at least from the point of view of the quality of the movie whatever about the quality of the acting which I know nothing about. The writing would probably get an oscar nomination.

It was a ridiculous story with that reporter thinking he was Columbo... much too far fetched
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: thebigfella on May 06, 2009, 12:54:30 AM
State of Play with Crowe and Affleck is as good a thriller as i've seen lately
Maybe you can help unravel the storyline for the fox. He isn't as young as he once was.

it wasn't that hard to follow and was a superb movie from that genre. It is the best movie that has been out in the cinema in a while. Good enough to get oscars at least from the point of view of the quality of the movie whatever about the quality of the acting which I know nothing about. The writing would probably get an oscar nomination.

It was a ridiculous story with that reporter thinking he was Columbo... much too far fetched

The tv series it's based on is much better and more worthwhile watching than the movie.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AFS on May 06, 2009, 01:07:51 AM
Heard of a film today called Funny Games. Was toul it was shite but weird as fcuk. A remake of a film in German about 10 years ago.

Has anyone seen it?

Think the original was Austrian, not that it really makes much difference. Haven't seen the remake but the original one was interesting, not really sure that you're supposed to enjoy it but its well worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on May 06, 2009, 11:27:08 AM
The rule of thumb is that the original subtitled film is superior and remakes just don't come close.
Some exceptions, like the Departed, was decent enough but mainly because it paid homage to the original.


Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on May 06, 2009, 09:53:15 PM
Was off today so i went and got two DVDs:

1. Sex Drive - Biggest waste of money I have spent, it was a sub standard Superbad wannabe film, was cringe worthy, the only funny thing was the older brother...

2. Body Of Lies - Meh, it was ok but not what I had expected for a Di Caprio/Crowe/Ridley Scott film, the acting from the two leads was great, as was Mark Strong who played the Jordanian Head of Intelligence though the tory wasn't as gripping as I thought it was gonna be.

So all in all not my two best purchases.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on May 06, 2009, 09:58:25 PM
ONL, did you get to watch Reservation Road?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on May 06, 2009, 10:04:02 PM
ONL, did you get to watch Reservation Road?

Oh no I didnt, might download it tonight actually and watch it tomorrow... I know I promised you all a review didn't I!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on May 06, 2009, 10:08:32 PM



pride and prejudice ........ its on rte1 now

good oul fashion romance
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Watcher Pat on May 06, 2009, 10:10:58 PM
Reservoir dogs on C5 far better show...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on May 06, 2009, 10:11:38 PM
  *nods in agreement*
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on May 07, 2009, 12:00:50 AM
Was off today so i went and got two DVDs:

1. Sex Drive - Biggest waste of money I have spent, it was a sub standard Superbad wannabe film, was cringe worthy, the only funny thing was the older brother...

2. Body Of Lies - Meh, it was ok but not what I had expected for a Di Caprio/Crowe/Ridley Scott film, the acting from the two leads was great, as was Mark Strong who played the Jordanian Head of Intelligence though the tory wasn't as gripping as I thought it was gonna be.

So all in all not my two best purchases.

Sex Drive is a terrible show. They said it was Superbad on wheels, but doesnt even come close to Superbad or similar films like the American Pie's, Road Trip etc.

Role Models is a good show though!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on May 07, 2009, 12:02:26 AM
I thought Superbad was really really shit.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on May 07, 2009, 12:06:54 AM
I thought Superbad was really really shit.

Did you like other teen comedies though? I know some people who don't like it but they don't like the whole genre.

Archie-yeah Role Models is a god show, think its out monday gonna get it, the wee black fella in it was a laugh.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on May 07, 2009, 12:08:00 AM
I thought Superbad was really really shit.
wasn't impressed either.

watched Taken the other night - okay, but formulaic action type stuff - not as good as a Bourne and didn't have the laughs that Bond used to have.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on May 07, 2009, 12:08:48 AM
Aye, I don't mind the genre. Just thought Superbad was pure tripe. Not very funny and added nothing new.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on May 07, 2009, 12:12:14 AM
Aye, I don't mind the genre. Just thought Superbad was pure tripe. Not very funny and added nothing new.
exactly, it had all been done to death, american pie and road trip were funny, Superbad was same again, but without the laughs.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Corporal on May 07, 2009, 07:48:35 AM
Reservoir dogs on C5 far better show...

Class show with a great soundtrack
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on May 07, 2009, 08:27:12 PM
Watched Eagle Eye today. Decent enough show. Bit far fetched regarding the whole government being able to spy on you carry on, but decent enough show. Kinda along the same lines as Ememy of The State, but not as good.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 07, 2009, 08:31:44 PM
Watched Eagle Eye today. Decent enough show. Bit far fetched regarding the whole government being able to spy on you carry on, but decent enough show. Kinda along the same lines as Ememy of The State, but not as good.
Aye it was okay purely as an actioner but the storyline was a bit daft.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on May 07, 2009, 08:34:05 PM
Watched Eagle Eye today. Decent enough show. Bit far fetched regarding the whole government being able to spy on you carry on, but decent enough show. Kinda along the same lines as Ememy of The State, but not as good.
Aye it was okay purely as an actioner but the storyline was a bit daft.

Yeah, totally agree. The amount of money they can spend on films these days mean they should be watchable, but some of the storylines leave alot to be desired.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: screenmachine on May 08, 2009, 09:17:35 AM
Watched Defiance there last night.  Thought it was very good, made all the better by the fact that it was a true story, amazing how that many people survived for four odd years in absolute wilderness with the Nazi brigade after them.
One thing that did puzzle me was where did they get the glass windows from that were seen in Tuvia's cabin/hut that they made.  Couldnt find a drop to eat but still managed to install a perfectly good window into the den, fair play... :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on May 08, 2009, 03:51:51 PM
I saw X Men origins.  Thought it was poor enough.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on May 08, 2009, 11:56:15 PM
x men orgies ?

Shame on you
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on May 09, 2009, 12:00:06 AM
High Fidelity on now on BBC1, still a great show after watching it for about the tenth time!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Overthebar! on May 09, 2009, 12:23:32 AM
High Fidelity on now on BBC1, still a great show after watching it for about the tenth time!

should have watched it, watching 'the man' on 4plus1 here. can someone tell me if it is anyuse before i waste anymore of my time?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on May 09, 2009, 12:30:24 AM
High Fidelity on now on BBC1, still a great show after watching it for about the tenth time!

should have watched it, watching 'the man' on 4plus1 here. can someone tell me if it is anyuse before i waste anymore of my time?
Sorry I can't am watching High Fidelity, its a good show though I can tell you that.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on May 09, 2009, 12:33:59 AM
Just finished This is England - pure class Meadows.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on May 09, 2009, 02:34:18 AM
x men orgies ?

Shame on you

Hmm not even funny  :P

Also saw Fast and Furious, its OK.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 09, 2009, 08:17:22 AM
x men orgies ?

Shame on you

Hmm not even funny  :P

Also saw Fast and Furious, its OK.
What's the craic with Fast and Furious? Wasn't the first one called the exact same thing, so why the same name?!

I watched the first one in Monaghan cinema which was full of teenage boys. When the cars were racing you could hear a pin drop. When there was any dialogue they started pelting people with Maltesers and shouting "Up the 'RA". I haven't been back!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on May 09, 2009, 08:29:44 AM
You should be able to get people who talk in the cinema chucked out imo. One of my worst pet peees that, if you don't want to watch the f**king film then don't waste your five or six quid to get in, f**king idiots ruining my cinema experience.

That includes one night I was in Lisburn and Stiffler from the board showed up and ruined my night.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Watcher Pat on May 09, 2009, 08:39:45 AM
What did he do steal your woman?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on May 09, 2009, 09:15:21 AM
x men orgies ?

Shame on you

Hmm not even funny  :P

Also saw Fast and Furious, its OK.
What's the craic with Fast and Furious? Wasn't the first one called the exact same thing, so why the same name?!

I watched the first one in Monaghan cinema which was full of teenage boys. When the cars were racing you could hear a pin drop. When there was any dialogue they started pelting people with Maltesers and shouting "Up the 'RA". I haven't been back!

I think the first one was called The Fast and The Furious, so ya basically the same name.  Thats the problem with going to see films like that in the cinema, they attract a lot of people like that  who base their opinion on a film by how many explosions there are rather than how good the story, acting etc is.  If a film does not have loads of action its normally seen as shite by those sort of people.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on May 11, 2009, 10:32:34 AM
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey you guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuys!

Put on my Goonies DVD yesterday. Haven't watched it in over a year. Fantastic film, which hasn't lost any of the original appeal from when I first saw it was a young child.

I hear Justin Lee Collins is about to film a Bring Back... The Goonies later in the year. Can't wait for that one.  ;D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: thebigfella on May 11, 2009, 12:07:10 PM
Star Trek is fecking excellent, not a fan at all and wasn't expecting it to be up to much. Definitely edge of the seat stuff and it looks fantastic.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on May 11, 2009, 12:24:01 PM
Star Trek is fecking excellent, not a fan at all and wasn't expecting it to be up to much. Definitely edge of the seat stuff and it looks fantastic.

I was dragged along to see it in Omagh on Thursday night for the first showing.

10 seconds into the start of the film, it broke. Alot of upset Trekkies. Eventually they got it going, but it turned out that Omagh cinema don't test the reel out before playing films for the first time. We were watching the new film, but it was a French version. The whole thing was dubbed in French. I was roaring and laughing in the cinema, the Trekkies were maaaaaaaaad!!  :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on May 11, 2009, 12:33:50 PM
Star Trek is fecking excellent, not a fan at all and wasn't expecting it to be up to much. Definitely edge of the seat stuff and it looks fantastic.

I was dragged along to see it in Omagh on Thursday night for the first showing.

10 seconds into the start of the film, it broke. Alot of upset Trekkies. Eventually they got it going, but it turned out that Omagh cinema don't test the reel out before playing films for the first time. We were watching the new film, but it was a French version. The whole thing was dubbed in French. I was roaring and laughing in the cinema, the Trekkies were maaaaaaaaad!!  :D
I heard about that, class!  Someone said to me if the French got the Omagh version there must have been a riot in Paris!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on May 11, 2009, 12:36:00 PM
Star Trek is fecking excellent, not a fan at all and wasn't expecting it to be up to much. Definitely edge of the seat stuff and it looks fantastic.

I was dragged along to see it in Omagh on Thursday night for the first showing.

10 seconds into the start of the film, it broke. Alot of upset Trekkies. Eventually they got it going, but it turned out that Omagh cinema don't test the reel out before playing films for the first time. We were watching the new film, but it was a French version. The whole thing was dubbed in French. I was roaring and laughing in the cinema, the Trekkies were maaaaaaaaad!!  :D

My god there could have been a full scale riot. They take it very seriously.
My sister was at Omagh Cinema on Friday nite and went to see X-Men the same happened Zig the film stopped just at the start and was delayed for half hour. then when they got it up and going it was real jumpy. all received complamentary tickets after that but still.

I would say u's seen the French version possibly due to the Credit Crunch think they bought a cheap copy in Nutts Market just that day. Bad times for Omagh Cinema.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Trevor Hill on May 11, 2009, 05:54:48 PM
Star Trek is an excellent film. Great cast, though I`m not a fan of that idiot who plays Scotty. Spock and Kirk were excellent, great to see both Spocks. A must watch for anyone who likes Sci-Fi.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: armaghniac on May 11, 2009, 06:11:42 PM
Quote
Star Trek is an excellent film. Great cast, though I`m not a fan of that idiot who plays Scotty. Spock and Kirk were excellent, great to see both Spocks. A must watch for anyone who likes Sci-Fi.

I ever thought I'd agree with a Down person, but this is spot on!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Trevor Hill on May 12, 2009, 11:44:39 AM
Quote
Star Trek is an excellent film. Great cast, though I`m not a fan of that idiot who plays Scotty. Spock and Kirk were excellent, great to see both Spocks. A must watch for anyone who likes Sci-Fi.

I ever thought I'd agree with a Down person, but this is spot on!

"You're out of your Vulcan mind"  ;)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: SLIGONIAN on May 12, 2009, 01:17:14 PM
Star Trek is a thrill ride from start to finish, im a big Star Wars fan and loved some of the Trek movies especially undiscovered, and first contact.

I went with a mate who hates spaceship movies as he calls them, but he enjoyed it. The story is fun and fast paced, one of girls on the bridge is super hot, great special effects aswell, how good were the actors playing spock and kirk, fair play. JJ Abrahams can do no wrong it seems.

Watched Pineapple express last night aswell, cracking show, ridiculus scenarios but hilarious stuff :D.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Corporal on May 12, 2009, 04:05:49 PM
Watched Tropic Thunder for the 1st time and it was ok. Tom Cruise absolutely made that film, tears of laughter at his scenes
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on May 13, 2009, 10:48:09 PM
The Van on BBC Four now. Great show!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on May 14, 2009, 07:57:37 PM
Seen Angels and Demons this evening there. Probably one of the films I was looking forward to most and was disappointed with it. If you have read the book, the film doesnt come close to it. The film follows about half of the book. Thought they left alot of key things out of it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on May 14, 2009, 09:51:02 PM
Seen Angels and Demons this evening there. Probably one of the films I was looking forward to most and was disappointed with it. If you have read the book, the film doesnt come close to it. The film follows about half of the book. Thought they left alot of key things out of it.
Just home from it myself, it's enjoyable but by no means a masterclass.  (the book was imo) It's better than the Da Vinci code. 
Not sure of what key things you feel they left out from the book? They left out a lot of stuff from the start of the book about antimatter but apart from that I really can't think of anything? (It's been a while since I read the book though).  These films are never going to be better or even as good as the books imo so we're always going to be dissapointed. 

I'd love to hear the opinion of someone who hasn't read the book.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on May 15, 2009, 01:00:19 PM
The Numberwang Code

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP9YeDGAu7U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP9YeDGAu7U)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on May 15, 2009, 05:52:08 PM
Seen Angels and Demons this evening there. Probably one of the films I was looking forward to most and was disappointed with it. If you have read the book, the film doesnt come close to it. The film follows about half of the book. Thought they left alot of key things out of it.
Just home from it myself, it's enjoyable but by no means a masterclass.  (the book was imo) It's better than the Da Vinci code. 
Not sure of what key things you feel they left out from the book? They left out a lot of stuff from the start of the book about antimatter but apart from that I really can't think of anything? (It's been a while since I read the book though).  These films are never going to be better or even as good as the books imo so we're always going to be dissapointed. 

I'd love to hear the opinion of someone who hasn't read the book.

I could post these things but dont want to ruin it for anyone else who wants to see it. Anyway just a few things that I can remember and I hope doesnt spoil would be : How the first diagram was discovered, How he actually got to Vatican City, no mention at all of Maximilian Kohler (who I though was key in the book considering the end in the book), the last bishop and scene at last altar of science, Vittoria kidnapping and what happened in 3rd altar of science, the 5th brand, Rocher having a bigger role than Olivetti, the scene in the pope's office at the end INVOLVED different people than the book, the Camerlengo at the end, Langdon not being in the helicopter, the discovery of the antimatter. That's all I can think off at the minute. Do you think these would have been better in the film?

Would also love to hear the opinion of someone who hasnt read the book. Angels and Demons is far better than the Da Vinci Code. It was before the Da Vinci code but I think in the film they mentioned that the da vinci code happened before this.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on May 15, 2009, 06:30:32 PM
Seen Angels and Demons this evening there. Probably one of the films I was looking forward to most and was disappointed with it. If you have read the book, the film doesnt come close to it. The film follows about half of the book. Thought they left alot of key things out of it.
Just home from it myself, it's enjoyable but by no means a masterclass.  (the book was imo) It's better than the Da Vinci code. 
Not sure of what key things you feel they left out from the book? They left out a lot of stuff from the start of the book about antimatter but apart from that I really can't think of anything? (It's been a while since I read the book though).  These films are never going to be better or even as good as the books imo so we're always going to be disappointed. 

I'd love to hear the opinion of someone who hasn't read the book.

I could post these things but dont want to ruin it for anyone else who wants to see it. Anyway just a few things that I can remember and I hope doesnt spoil would be : How the first diagram was discovered, How he actually got to Vatican City, no mention at all of Maximilian Kohler (who I though was key in the book considering the end in the book), the last bishop and scene at last altar of science, Vittoria kidnapping and what happened in 3rd altar of science, the 5th brand, Rocher having a bigger role than Olivetti, the scene in the pope's office at the end INVOLVED different people than the book, the Camerlengo at the end, Langdon not being in the helicopter, the discovery of the antimatter. That's all I can think off at the minute. Do you think these would have been better in the film?

Would also love to hear the opinion of someone who hasnt read the book. Angels and Demons is far better than the Da Vinci Code. It was before the Da Vinci code but I think in the film they mentioned that the da vinci code happened before this.

*POSSIBLE SPOILERS*
I was surprised that there wasn't more at the start about the antimatter and Kohler but to go in to that would have been possibly another hour on the film and would have meant that the first 20 minutes (at least) of the film would be going on about antimater, I'm not sure how many people's attentions that would hold so I can understand them deciding not to run with it.

I'm glad they left out Vittorias kidnapping, I don't think it would have added anything to the film.  I also think they were right to leave langdon out of the helicopter (too unrealistic) and in the book doesn't the camerlengo turn out to be the Pope's actual son, I'm glad they didn't run with that line in the film.

I was a bit disappointed at how the Camerlengo was confronted at the end of the film, the book was better in that regard but
I was also disappointed that the camerlengo pretend to get a vision from God to lead them to the bomb. 
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Post by: Tony Baloney on May 15, 2009, 10:05:06 PM
I have read the book and I still have no idea what either of you are talking about! It must have made a big impression  :-\
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on May 15, 2009, 10:14:58 PM
I have read the book and I still have no idea what either of you are talking about! It must have made a big impression  :-\

Have you seen the film yet?

I don't read alot of books but Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code are great books. The films disappointed me big time. I read Angels and Demons again recently which is probably why I know all that stuff.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on May 15, 2009, 10:53:33 PM
Haven't seen the film yet so when I do see it I'll judge it on whether it is a decent flick rather than a decent adaptation of a book. Thought the movie of Da Vinci was gash.
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Post by: ONeill on May 15, 2009, 10:56:07 PM
Watching Tyson at the min on watch-movies - good show. The madman shows rare emtion.
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Post by: Minder on May 15, 2009, 10:59:33 PM
Watching Tyson at the min on watch-movies - good show. The madman shows rare emtion.

Is that the documentary type effort ? Been meaning to see it for a while.
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Post by: ONeill on May 15, 2009, 11:00:00 PM
Flip, he was aching from gonorrhoea from riding some 'filthy young girl' before the fight whilst he fought for the World Title.
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Post by: Minder on May 15, 2009, 11:00:54 PM
I remember he said the best punch he ever landed was on his ex-Robin Givens.
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Post by: ONeill on May 15, 2009, 11:01:01 PM
Watching Tyson at the min on watch-movies - good show. The madman shows rare emtion.

Is that the documentary type effort ? Been meaning to see it for a while.

Go for the last one: http://www.watch-movies-links.net/movies/tyson/
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Post by: Minder on May 15, 2009, 11:03:04 PM
Watching Tyson at the min on watch-movies - good show. The madman shows rare emtion.

Is that the documentary type effort ? Been meaning to see it for a while.

Go for the last one: http://www.watch-movies-links.net/movies/tyson/

Good job, cheers
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Post by: blewuporstuffed on May 26, 2009, 10:34:45 AM
Watched Defiance last night, decent enough show, 7/10
finally got round to watching city of god the other day too, brilliant film, 9/10
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Post by: longball on May 28, 2009, 04:11:28 PM
does anyone know if Quentin Tarantinos new film 'Inglourious Basterds' is gonna be a mainstream film. It premiered at the Cannes Film festivle there.
Think Brad Pitt is starring in it.

I read the first 30 pages of the script its ok if your into your Nazi films. Typical Tarrantino goar.

Prob will be a good flick but would have nothing on 'Ziggy- The king of the Castle'
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Post by: AbbeySider on May 28, 2009, 04:35:18 PM
does anyone know if Quentin Tarantinos new film 'Inglourious Basterds' is gonna be a mainstream film. It premiered at the Cannes Film festivle there.
Think Brad Pitt is starring in it.

I read the first 30 pages of the script its ok if your into your Nazi films. Typical Tarrantino goar.

Prob will be a good flick but would have nothing on 'Ziggy- The king of the Castle'

I was in Cannes the day before the film festival and the publicity it got was unreal.
There was gigantic billboards on all the top hotels so the money spent on marketing would suggest that it will go on wide release.
I have seen trailers too so they wouldnt be releasing trailers in the cinemas if it wasnt going to be released.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on May 28, 2009, 04:41:20 PM
does anyone know if Quentin Tarantinos new film 'Inglourious Basterds' is gonna be a mainstream film. It premiered at the Cannes Film festivle there.
Think Brad Pitt is starring in it.

I read the first 30 pages of the script its ok if your into your Nazi films. Typical Tarrantino goar.

Prob will be a good flick but would have nothing on 'Ziggy- The king of the Castle'

I was in Cannes the day before the film festival and the publicity it got was unreal.
There was gigantic billboards on all the top hotels so the money spent on marketing would suggest that it will go on wide release.
I have seen trailers too so they wouldnt be releasing trailers in the cinemas if it wasnt going to be released.

Cannes hype isnt real hype thou a lot of films are 'hits' at Cannes and then bomb in the box office or go straight to DVD. Im sure that Inglourios Basterds' will be a big Cinema hit but wonder what release date is.

Seen in my local DVD shop new releases for next week, i havent seen any of these any recommendations:
Slumdog Millionaire
Defiance

Also ones in the shop that i havent seen:
Role Model
The Mummy 3
Frost/Nixon
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Post by: AbbeySider on May 28, 2009, 04:52:15 PM
does anyone know if Quentin Tarantinos new film 'Inglourious Basterds' is gonna be a mainstream film. It premiered at the Cannes Film festivle there.
Think Brad Pitt is starring in it.

I read the first 30 pages of the script its ok if your into your Nazi films. Typical Tarrantino goar.

Prob will be a good flick but would have nothing on 'Ziggy- The king of the Castle'

I was in Cannes the day before the film festival and the publicity it got was unreal.
There was gigantic billboards on all the top hotels so the money spent on marketing would suggest that it will go on wide release.
I have seen trailers too so they wouldnt be releasing trailers in the cinemas if it wasnt going to be released.

Cannes hype isnt real hype thou a lot of films are 'hits' at Cannes and then bomb in the box office or go straight to DVD. Im sure that Inglourios Basterds' will be a big Cinema hit but wonder what release date is.

Seen in my local DVD shop new releases for next week, i havent seen any of these any recommendations:
Slumdog Millionaire
Defiance

Also ones in the shop that i havent seen:
Role Model
The Mummy 3
Frost/Nixon



Slumdog Millionaire and Frost/Nixon are two of the finest films (for different reasons) that I have seen in the past year.
Couldnt recommend them highly enough
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Post by: pintsofguinness on May 28, 2009, 07:20:53 PM
does anyone know if Quentin Tarantinos new film 'Inglourious Basterds' is gonna be a mainstream film. It premiered at the Cannes Film festivle there.
Think Brad Pitt is starring in it.

I read the first 30 pages of the script its ok if your into your Nazi films. Typical Tarrantino goar.

Prob will be a good flick but would have nothing on 'Ziggy- The king of the Castle'

I was in Cannes the day before the film festival and the publicity it got was unreal.
There was gigantic billboards on all the top hotels so the money spent on marketing would suggest that it will go on wide release.
I have seen trailers too so they wouldnt be releasing trailers in the cinemas if it wasnt going to be released.

Cannes hype isnt real hype thou a lot of films are 'hits' at Cannes and then bomb in the box office or go straight to DVD. Im sure that Inglourios Basterds' will be a big Cinema hit but wonder what release date is.

Seen in my local DVD shop new releases for next week, i havent seen any of these any recommendations:
Slumdog Millionaire
Defiance

Also ones in the shop that i havent seen:
Role Model
The Mummy 3
Frost/Nixon

Defiance is good show as it Frost/Nixon, role models is decent. 
Slumdog was borrrinnnggggg
Never saw the mummy

would you buy dvds of stuff you havent seen?
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Post by: ziggysego on June 03, 2009, 04:52:26 PM
Finally saw Zack and Miri Make a Porno last night on Blu-Ray. Vintage Smith, a film I highly enjoyed. A film with real emotion and heart, once you get past all the fart and porno jokes. Jason Mewes was hilarious in it, as was the cameos from "Superman" and Justin Long. I'd definitely recommend it for all, as long as you're not too easily offended.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 09, 2009, 12:19:56 AM
Went to see the new Terminator movie at the cinema tonight. Fantastic film and finally got rid of the memory of the 3rd terrible film.

Christian Bale was terrific as John Connors and the special effects were the best I've seen yet. Was brilliant seeing the Arnie cameo of sorts.

After hearing mixed reviews of the films, I wasn't holding up much hope for the latest installment of the Terminator franchise, but I'd recommend it for anyone to go see.
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Post by: WhoAreYaWhoAreYa! on June 09, 2009, 01:10:35 AM
300
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Massey-135 on June 09, 2009, 09:59:56 AM
Dumb and Dumber. Watched Fight club last night as well. Quare show. Read IMDB for that film. Interesting ol read.
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Post by: nrico2006 on June 09, 2009, 10:58:04 AM
The Mummy 3 is average, a time filler.  Slumdog is definitely worthy of the praise its received.  Zach and Miri is a good enough show aswell.  Changeling and Defiance have been laying in the house for months and neither really appealed to me.  I watched Changeling and it was brilliant, very good performance from the master Malkovich in it.  Angelina just annoys the balls out of me though.  I see Liam Neesonis being lined up to play Hannibal in the new A-Team movie, I can see another complete hash of a remake on the cards!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Aghdavoyle on June 09, 2009, 12:53:05 PM

Really enjoyed Valkery (sp) at the weekend. some fantastic acting performances. he suspense really builds even though you know the outcome.
had the feel of a movie that was extensively cut down in time.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AbbeySider on June 09, 2009, 01:37:55 PM

Really enjoyed Valkery (sp) at the weekend. some fantastic acting performances. he suspense really builds even though you know the outcome.
had the feel of a movie that was extensively cut down in time.

Agreed, saw it in the cinema and would recommend it. Some scenes wreak with suspense and tension.
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Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on June 09, 2009, 02:24:55 PM
The Hangover - the funniest film I've seen in years
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Post by: ziggysego on June 09, 2009, 02:35:59 PM
The Hangover - the funniest film I've seen in years

Heading to the cinema tomorrow night. Worth going to?
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Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on June 09, 2009, 02:56:20 PM
definitely ziggy
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Post by: Derry Dolly on June 09, 2009, 03:05:49 PM
has anyone seen last chance harvey yet?just out i think,dustin hoffman and emma thompson..supposed to be good but if its an owl soppy one dnt think il bother?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 09, 2009, 04:06:34 PM
has anyone seen last chance harvey yet?just out i think,dustin hoffman and emma thompson..supposed to be good but if its an owl soppy one dnt think il bother?

Normally I wouldn't, but it has Dustin Hoffman. Might give it ago. There's a few films I'd want to see before that though.
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Post by: leenie on June 09, 2009, 11:35:38 PM
right ... i'm going to try and sleep...(still not right after the weekend)

can't decide on whether to watch

gladiator

or

shakesphere in love...?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on June 10, 2009, 09:18:28 AM
Took the wee fella (My excuse) to see Night of the Museum 2 last night. Cute film, but not full of belly aching laughs. I enjoy those fantasy, adventure type films, so it had me hooked but not too sure if it would be everyone's cup of tea. The abundence of things in the background, characters etc means that it sure maintain interest throughout.

I'll give it 7.5 /10.

BTW... Did you know Night at the museum 1 was the BIGGEST grossing comedy film of all time?
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Post by: leenie on June 10, 2009, 11:21:22 AM
Took the wee fella (My excuse) to see Night of the Museum 2 last night. Cute film, but not full of belly aching laughs. I enjoy those fantasy, adventure type films, so it had me hooked but not too sure if it would be everyone's cup of tea. The abundence of things in the background, characters etc means that it sure maintain interest throughout.

I'll give it 7.5 /10.

BTW... Did you know Night at the museum 1 was the BIGGEST grossing comedy film of all time?
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really?
i was wondering how come there were so many big names for night at the museum 2 ?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Corporal on June 10, 2009, 12:24:59 PM
I see that a re-make of Clash of the Titans will be out next year sometime. Really enjoyed the origina.l Love those Ray Harryheusen special effects films like Jason and the Argonauts and the Sinbad films. Hopefully the re-make of Clash wont be a pile of piss
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on June 10, 2009, 11:28:37 PM
Watched 'A Very Long Engagement' last night (French film). I'd recommend it for anyone who likes WW1 films or liked Amelie.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: DennistheMenace on June 10, 2009, 11:30:32 PM
I must be one of the few of have been completely underwhelmed by Slumdog Millionaire.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on June 10, 2009, 11:50:22 PM
I must be one of the few of have been completely underwhelmed by Slumdog Millionaire.

Nope, I'm with you on that one. But don't say it aloud. I was ostracised from the outside world and almost lost my job because I said it was OK.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on June 10, 2009, 11:54:13 PM
Shite films:
Role Models
The Wicker Man (both)
Layer Cake

The emporer is in the nip.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Massey-135 on June 11, 2009, 08:32:34 AM
Didn't mind role models myself.

Watched Kung Fu Panda last night. Not a bad show!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: clarshack on June 11, 2009, 08:59:25 AM
watched terminator salvation last night and enjoyed it. the CG Arnie from the first film was a nice touch.

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Post by: AbbeySider on June 11, 2009, 09:05:52 AM
watched terminator salvation last night and enjoyed it. the CG Arnie from the first film was a nice touch.



Can you spoil any other surprises?  ;)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on June 11, 2009, 10:01:13 AM
Shite films:
Role Models
The Wicker Man (both)
Layer Cake

The emporer is in the nip.

Thought Role models was funnnee.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 11, 2009, 10:02:16 AM
watched terminator salvation last night and enjoyed it. the CG Arnie from the first film was a nice touch.



Excellent film, but I wish he would stop using the Batman voice.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Derry Dolly on June 11, 2009, 10:13:38 AM
few good films that are worth a watch;
taken (been mentioned alot on this thread but thot it was very good..and liam neeson,not bad for a man in his 50's ;) )
doubt- v.powerful film,well worth viewing,deserved more awards than it got imo
superbad/knocked up-both as hilarious as each other,good for a laugh
atonement-actually thot it was pretty good!
adaptation-didnt get it 1st time,but seen it again,v.funny and surreal.great show
saw stepbrothers for 1st time the other day,some hilarious scenes but then it jus kinda dies and isnt as funny :-\
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: thebigfella on June 11, 2009, 11:23:04 AM
watched terminator salvation last night and enjoyed it. the CG Arnie from the first film was a nice touch.



Excellent film, but I wish he would stop using the Batman voice.

I thought it was woeful, absolutely no continuity from the previous movies. Agree with the Batman voice too.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 11, 2009, 11:36:16 AM
watched terminator salvation last night and enjoyed it. the CG Arnie from the first film was a nice touch.



Excellent film, but I wish he would stop using the Batman voice.

I thought it was woeful, absolutely no continuity from the previous movies. Agree with the Batman voice too.

What? Of course there was. It's a pre-sequel / sequel in one.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 12, 2009, 12:00:03 AM
Watched Role Models tonight in the house. Not a bad wee film. Not the film I was expecting, but there was a few good wee laughs in it :)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: fred the red on June 12, 2009, 12:00:53 AM
Anyone seen the hangover yet?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 12, 2009, 12:04:13 AM
Anyone seen the hangover yet?

Gab.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on June 12, 2009, 12:08:04 AM
Watched Role Models tonight in the house. Not a bad wee film. Not the film I was expecting, but there was a few good wee laughs in it :)
The wee lad is worth about two laughs. Once you past the fact that a wee lad is cursing for the sake of cursing, there is very little humour in this film.
Crap, really.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 12, 2009, 12:13:40 AM
Watched Role Models tonight in the house. Not a bad wee film. Not the film I was expecting, but there was a few good wee laughs in it :)
The wee lad is worth about two laughs. Once you past the fact that a wee lad is cursing for the sake of cursing, there is very little humour in this film.
Crap, really.

You said you didn't like Zach and Miri, so your taste isn't up to much.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on June 12, 2009, 12:29:47 AM
Watched Paths of Glory tonight.

Tis a late 50s film on the wrongful court marshalling of WW1 soldiers.

Excellent.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on June 12, 2009, 10:24:35 AM
recentlyhave watched:

3:10 to yuma- decent enough western
two for the money- average show about sports betting on football,not one of pacino's best
eagle eye- incredibly far fetched but enjoyable enough action thriller
role models- kinda agree with hardstaion, aprt from the few laughs at the we lad, not much else funny in it.
my best friends girl- alot better than i expected with a few really funny bits
the wrestler- great film, mickey rourke is brilliant, dont expect an all action movie, kinda slow moving but really enjoyed it.
gran torino- expected better, was ok but not as good as the reviews i'd read for it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 12, 2009, 11:15:13 PM
Bride wars (not my choice) - all I can say is, christ almighty  ::)

Night train - atrocious

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on June 12, 2009, 11:30:34 PM
Red Cliff directed by John Woo an histrorical Chinese war movie. You know what it will be like and if you are into that type of thing you will like this movie. Very entertaining.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Windmill abu on June 13, 2009, 01:12:52 AM
Quote
watched terminator salvation last night and enjoyed it. the CG Arnie from the first film was a nice touch.




Excellent film, but I wish he would stop using the Batman voice.


I thought it was woeful, absolutely no continuity from the previous movies. Agree with the Batman voice too.


What? Of course there was. It's a pre-sequel / sequel in one
Quote


It's Christian Bale's voice. Batman only uses it in the batman movies.

This is the best terninator movie since the original as it basis its plot less on time paradoxes than the other 2 sequels and it  answers some of the questions about the terminators from the (earlier/later) movies
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on June 13, 2009, 01:55:13 PM
Saw Terminator.  I'm a huge Terminator fan but thought this film was terrible.  Nothing really good about it.  Where were the ruthless killing machines from the other films?  The terminators were more interested in throwing people around instead of killing them in seconds like they are programmed to do.  Very disappointed with this film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Drumanee 1 on June 13, 2009, 02:02:00 PM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: WhoAreYaWhoAreYa! on June 13, 2009, 04:43:13 PM
I went to see 'THE HANGOVER' last night. Jaysus i thought it was a great laugh!

My god, you have such a retarded personality, you are impossible to insult!..
..thank you, thank you very much..

 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tyrone girl on June 13, 2009, 04:44:17 PM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Good man urself i been wanting to see that , il have to get it taped we arent as updated as sky plus yet  :-\
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Watcher Pat on June 13, 2009, 04:46:51 PM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Good man urself i been wanting to see that , il have to get it taped we arent as updated as sky plus yet  :-\

Taped??? I haven't heard that in ages...lol


I would have said recorded...But thats probably laughable too....
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tyrone girl on June 13, 2009, 04:47:56 PM
 :D :D i would always say taped , ah sure im still living in the dark ages  :-\
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Drumanee 1 on June 13, 2009, 04:58:04 PM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Good man urself i been wanting to see that , il have to get it taped we arent as updated as sky plus yet  :-\

dont think you can "tape" sky movies,do they not have a block or something?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: thebigfella on June 13, 2009, 07:15:41 PM
Quote
watched terminator salvation last night and enjoyed it. the CG Arnie from the first film was a nice touch.




Excellent film, but I wish he would stop using the Batman voice.


I thought it was woeful, absolutely no continuity from the previous movies. Agree with the Batman voice too.


What? Of course there was. It's a pre-sequel / sequel in one

It's Christian Bale's voice. Batman only uses it in the batman movies.

This is the best terninator movie since the original as it basis its plot less on time paradoxes than the other 2 sequels and it  answers some of the questions about the terminators from the (earlier/later) movies


What about the whole Kyle Reece thing? How the fcuk does Skynet know his importance?

One point too is Sarah Connor in the end of T1 has a Alsatian to detect the T800's etc... Surely on her tapes/teachings to John Connor he would have had dogs too at the base?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 13, 2009, 07:37:23 PM
Quote
watched terminator salvation last night and enjoyed it. the CG Arnie from the first film was a nice touch.




Excellent film, but I wish he would stop using the Batman voice.


I thought it was woeful, absolutely no continuity from the previous movies. Agree with the Batman voice too.


What? Of course there was. It's a pre-sequel / sequel in one

It's Christian Bale's voice. Batman only uses it in the batman movies.

This is the best terninator movie since the original as it basis its plot less on time paradoxes than the other 2 sequels and it  answers some of the questions about the terminators from the (earlier/later) movies


What about the whole Kyle Reece thing? How the fcuk does Skynet know his importance?

One point too is Sarah Connor in the end of T1 has a Alsatian to detect the T800's etc... Surely on her tapes/teachings to John Connor he would have had dogs too at the base?
it's not real life.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ardal on June 13, 2009, 07:43:37 PM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Don't buy the popcorn and get too comfortable. Very disappointing. You'll watch it the whole way through and then wonder why; in my opinion
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 13, 2009, 11:01:36 PM
Top Gun. On itv now. If you don't like this film, you don't have a beating heart. Such a show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on June 13, 2009, 11:03:59 PM
Gutsiest move i ever saw.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on June 13, 2009, 11:10:56 PM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Don't buy the popcorn and get too comfortable. Very disappointing. You'll watch it the whole way through and then wonder why; in my opinion

I thought it was pretty good to be honest.

To the terminator people, it is a movie and a very entertaining one as well, get over it. The Terminator movies are just about the most far fetched movies ever made and that is saying something so a few inconsistencies do not really spoil it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on June 13, 2009, 11:12:55 PM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Don't buy the popcorn and get too comfortable. Very disappointing. You'll watch it the whole way through and then wonder why; in my opinion

I thought it was pretty good to be honest.

To the terminator people, it is a movie and a very entertaining one as well, get over it. The Terminator movies are just about the most far fetched movies ever made and that is saying something so a few inconsistencies do not really spoil it.
A cyborg coming back from the future, far fetched? Get out of town.......
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 13, 2009, 11:15:33 PM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Don't buy the popcorn and get too comfortable. Very disappointing. You'll watch it the whole way through and then wonder why; in my opinion

I thought it was pretty good to be honest.

To the terminator people, it is a movie and a very entertaining one as well, get over it. The Terminator movies are just about the most far fetched movies ever made and that is saying something so a few inconsistencies do not really spoil it.
A cyborg coming back from the future, far fetched? Get out of town.......
Who then goes on to be Governor of California.

On another matter. "I feel the need...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on June 13, 2009, 11:17:28 PM
I never really got over Goose getting goosed...........He was the best wingman i ever had.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on June 13, 2009, 11:19:06 PM
Hot Shots is better  :)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 13, 2009, 11:30:34 PM
I never really got over Goose getting goosed...........He was the best wingman i ever had.
Tissues at the ready.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Minder on June 13, 2009, 11:34:23 PM
I never really got over Goose getting goosed...........He was the best wingman i ever had.
Tissues at the ready.

Like most nights for you Tony when the wife goes to bed.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 13, 2009, 11:38:58 PM
I never really got over Goose getting goosed...........He was the best wingman i ever had.
Tissues at the ready.

Like most nights for you Tony when the wife goes to bed.
Too early for the 10 minute teaser.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on June 13, 2009, 11:43:29 PM
I never really got over Goose getting goosed...........He was the best wingman i ever had.
Tissues at the ready.

Like most nights for you Tony when the wife goes to bed.
Too early for the 10 minute teaser.


I never get to watch the whole ten minutes.......
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: thebigfella on June 14, 2009, 03:31:36 AM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Don't buy the popcorn and get too comfortable. Very disappointing. You'll watch it the whole way through and then wonder why; in my opinion

I thought it was pretty good to be honest.

To the terminator people, it is a movie and a very entertaining one as well, get over it. The Terminator movies are just about the most far fetched movies ever made and that is saying something so a few inconsistencies do not really spoil it.

wise up, it was the biggest bag of shite ever written. A 4 year old could have written a better story. I'm waiting for the next one to explain all the paradox rubbish, lazy writing in my opinion.

"It makes no sense what so ever"     >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: WhoAreYaWhoAreYa! on June 14, 2009, 01:18:23 PM
I dont like you maverick..your dangerous..
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 14, 2009, 01:27:13 PM
Watched Forgetting Sarah marshall, it's not a bad show, I was expecting the worst.  Russell Brand is actually quite good in it!

Fired up and Echelon conspiracy best avoided though.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: magickingdom on June 14, 2009, 01:44:44 PM
saw 'the hangover' last night... silly as expected but some very good laughs, worth seeing
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on June 14, 2009, 09:58:31 PM
Got that Benjamin Button movie out on Friday. Pure utter dung...... had to switch it off halfway through.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: fitzroyalty on June 14, 2009, 11:09:41 PM
saw 'the hangover' last night... silly as expected but some very good laughs, worth seeing
Probably the funniest film out this year. Stupid, but hilarious!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on June 14, 2009, 11:30:37 PM
What do you mean by stupid?

Role Models
Superbad
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

If it's anything like these, I'll avoid.

If it's something like Step Brothers, I'll watch it. That was stupid but funny. Those other 3 were just shite.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: fitzroyalty on June 14, 2009, 11:40:53 PM
It's one for the lads. Nothing witty or clever about its style of comedy but you'll still pi55 yourself.

P.S. Superbad was lies.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 15, 2009, 12:11:08 AM
What do you mean by stupid?

Role Models
Superbad
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

If it's anything like these, I'll avoid.

If it's something like Step Brothers, I'll watch it. That was stupid but funny. Those other 3 were just shite.

Yes, Role Models was bad. I didn't see Superbad. But HS, Zack and Miri Make a Porno was hilarious!!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on June 15, 2009, 12:12:57 AM
Wise up. It was dung (and I'm not talking about that scene alone).
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 15, 2009, 12:15:38 AM
It was good. It was vintage Kevin Smith. The film ROCKED!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: maggie on June 15, 2009, 12:16:49 AM
Superbad was a load of dung.
Have heard great reviews for Hangover.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on June 15, 2009, 12:40:13 AM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Don't buy the popcorn and get too comfortable. Very disappointing. You'll watch it the whole way through and then wonder why; in my opinion

I thought it was pretty good to be honest.

To the terminator people, it is a movie and a very entertaining one as well, get over it. The Terminator movies are just about the most far fetched movies ever made and that is saying something so a few inconsistencies do not really spoil it.

That does not excuse lazy and poor scrip writing.  The film was poor, sadly it was supposed to be the start of a new trilogy, I liked Terminator 3, though many people didn't, but this one was terrible.  I dint think its asking for much to be able to have a film without inconsistencies, but even then, the film was boring, cringeworthy at times and just plane poor.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: flog the lot on June 15, 2009, 10:41:30 AM
see the hangover last night, funniest film i have seem in a long time,
def one to go and see!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 15, 2009, 11:13:48 AM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Don't buy the popcorn and get too comfortable. Very disappointing. You'll watch it the whole way through and then wonder why; in my opinion

I thought it was pretty good to be honest.

To the terminator people, it is a movie and a very entertaining one as well, get over it. The Terminator movies are just about the most far fetched movies ever made and that is saying something so a few inconsistencies do not really spoil it.

That does not excuse lazy and poor scrip writing.  The film was poor, sadly it was supposed to be the start of a new trilogy, I liked Terminator 3, though many people didn't, but this one was terrible.  I dint think its asking for much to be able to have a film without inconsistencies, but even then, the film was boring, cringeworthy at times and just plane poor.

Such shite, T4 was fantastic, 9.5/10, the action was awesome, and fast paced, the story actually came together quite well. ACting was good, maybe not enough character exploration, but i came out thinking was great and cant understand what people problems are, plot holes give specifics. Arnie was the icing on the cake.

4 stars in Total Film, and Empire. Over 200 million worldwide at box office and counting.

Seen State of play, yes man and push last weekend on dvd, all really good.

Hangover looks good, not sure itll be released over here.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Derry Dolly on June 15, 2009, 11:20:24 AM
stuck on you and wedding crashers both on last nite..decided with stusk on u as ive seen the other and fell asleep last half hour..rippin  :-[
good show though! :)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on June 15, 2009, 11:28:52 AM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Don't buy the popcorn and get too comfortable. Very disappointing. You'll watch it the whole way through and then wonder why; in my opinion

I thought it was pretty good to be honest.

To the terminator people, it is a movie and a very entertaining one as well, get over it. The Terminator movies are just about the most far fetched movies ever made and that is saying something so a few inconsistencies do not really spoil it.

That does not excuse lazy and poor scrip writing.  The film was poor, sadly it was supposed to be the start of a new trilogy, I liked Terminator 3, though many people didn't, but this one was terrible.  I dint think its asking for much to be able to have a film without inconsistencies, but even then, the film was boring, cringeworthy at times and just plane poor.

Such shite, T4 was fantastic, 9.5/10, the action was awesome, and fast paced, the story actually came together quite well. ACting was good, maybe not enough character exploration, but i came out thinking was great and cant understand what people problems are, plot holes give specifics. Arnie was the icing on the cake.

4 stars in Total Film, and Empire. Over 200 million worldwide at box office and counting.

Seen State of play, yes man and push last weekend on dvd, all really good.

Hangover looks good, not sure itll be released over here.

It was always going to do well in the box office, its a huge franchise movie, they do well on name alone.  Also while they might have given it good ratings many more have given it bad ones, and the general consinsis is that its not a very good film.

The plot holes are not really the problem, though there are a few they are not that bad, as for the Kyle Reese plothole that someone mentioned that can be explained easily.  I just think its a poor film, as you said character exploration was poor, a love story there was no point in, and stupid scenes  such as restarting his heart with wires, those machine made motorbikes that for some odd reason were made human-friendly.  Also the cringeworthy scenes such as that John Connor needs a new heart.  Marcus might as well have held a sign above his head with "me, me, me" written all over it.  It was so obvious and made me roll my eyes.

Also the film didn't have the gritty rough feeling that the flashback scenes from the first two films had.  I didn't expect exactly the same, but it could have been made to look a bit more gritty.  Also scenes were cut to bring the film down to a PG certificate, done obviously so more kids could go to the film and more money could be made.  Trust me I'm not slating the film for the sake of it, I LOVE Terminator, since I was a kid, I have seen the other three films well over 10 times each and I never do that with any film, I couldn't wait for this one either but left very disappointed.  To me it was basically a cash in on the franchise to make a bit of money.  Its nearly as bad as Wolverine.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 15, 2009, 11:42:46 AM
anybody seen 21?,being shown tonight on sky prem

Don't buy the popcorn and get too comfortable. Very disappointing. You'll watch it the whole way through and then wonder why; in my opinion

I thought it was pretty good to be honest.

To the terminator people, it is a movie and a very entertaining one as well, get over it. The Terminator movies are just about the most far fetched movies ever made and that is saying something so a few inconsistencies do not really spoil it.

That does not excuse lazy and poor scrip writing.  The film was poor, sadly it was supposed to be the start of a new trilogy, I liked Terminator 3, though many people didn't, but this one was terrible.  I dint think its asking for much to be able to have a film without inconsistencies, but even then, the film was boring, cringeworthy at times and just plane poor.

Such shite, T4 was fantastic, 9.5/10, the action was awesome, and fast paced, the story actually came together quite well. ACting was good, maybe not enough character exploration, but i came out thinking was great and cant understand what people problems are, plot holes give specifics. Arnie was the icing on the cake.

4 stars in Total Film, and Empire. Over 200 million worldwide at box office and counting.

Seen State of play, yes man and push last weekend on dvd, all really good.

Hangover looks good, not sure itll be released over here.

It was always going to do well in the box office, its a huge franchise movie, they do well on name alone.  Also while they might have given it good ratings many more have given it bad ones, and the general consinsis is that its not a very good film.

The plot holes are not really the problem, though there are a few they are not that bad, as for the Kyle Reese plothole that someone mentioned that can be explained easily.  I just think its a poor film, as you said character exploration was poor, a love story there was no point in, and stupid scenes  such as restarting his heart with wires, those machine made motorbikes that for some odd reason were made human-friendly.  Also the cringeworthy scenes such as that John Connor needs a new heart.  Marcus might as well have held a sign above his head with "me, me, me" written all over it.  It was so obvious and made me roll my eyes.

Also the film didn't have the gritty rough feeling that the flashback scenes from the first two films had.  I didn't expect exactly the same, but it could have been made to look a bit more gritty.  Also scenes were cut to bring the film down to a PG certificate, done obviously so more kids could go to the film and more money could be made.  Trust me I'm not slating the film for the sake of it, I LOVE Terminator, since I was a kid, I have seen the other three films well over 10 times each and I never do that with any film, I couldn't wait for this one either but left very disappointed.  To me it was basically a cash in on the franchise to make a bit of money.  Its nearly as bad as Wolverine.

Each to their own, I loved the atmoshere created in this one, I was really rooting for the characters, the love story I didnt see it, it was just lust, Wright was already dead in a way so I got the heart swap, and connors importance made sense, the robots big deal the terminators are the same size of humans so ther terminator friendly too.

The flashbacks from the original terminators were like escape from NY movies and I think MCG was right to go this route.

Restarting the heart was a trbute to McGyver :P, joking but didnt ruin the film in all fairness. But I just wish fans like youself got as much out of it as me, Im a huge fan and was nervous about this one so was relieved coming out.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on June 15, 2009, 11:50:02 AM
I'm glad you liked it, I wish I did, trust me I wanted to!  But I was very disappointed in it.  I'm just going to pretend this film never happened. ;D

However Bales new film with Depp has got me attention, it looks good.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tbrick18 on June 15, 2009, 03:12:50 PM
I saw The Reader and Push on DVD over the weekend.
The Reader was actually one for her indoors, but I have to admit I really enjoyed it even if Winslett is in it.
Push was one of those "switch your brain off at the door" films, but it was still ok.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tyrone girl on June 15, 2009, 03:17:40 PM
Got me thinking about a film i remember seeing years ago (on video) it was one of best films i ever watched. Return to paradise it was called, something along the same lines of Midnight express i think. Anyone know where i could get the likes of that now?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on June 15, 2009, 03:21:07 PM
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Push was one of those "switch your brain off at the door" films, but it was still ok.

I have this downloaded but have yet to watch it,Is it a bit Heroes?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 15, 2009, 05:00:33 PM
Got me thinking about a film i remember seeing years ago (on video) it was one of best films i ever watched. Return to paradise it was called, something along the same lines of Midnight express i think. Anyone know where i could get the likes of that now?

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/748307/Return-To-Paradise/Product.html (http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/748307/Return-To-Paradise/Product.html)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tbrick18 on June 15, 2009, 06:03:45 PM
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Push was one of those "switch your brain off at the door" films, but it was still ok.

I have this downloaded but have yet to watch it,Is it a bit Heroes?

It is a bit....only easier to follow.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Square Ball on June 15, 2009, 07:57:44 PM
any one watched Star TreK? watching it now seems a good watcj so far and I am only a half an hour into it
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 15, 2009, 08:08:04 PM
any one watched Star TreK? watching it now seems a good watcj so far and I am only a half an hour into it
It has got great reviews and the trailers looked good. I'd like to see it in the cinema though.

Watched Vicky Christina Barcelona on Saturday night. Enjoyed it alright but dunno what Penelope Cruz did to justify an Oscar. Finally watched Slumdog Millionaire last night months after everyone else. Thought it was excellent. Makes me glad I grew up in Ireland!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: SLIGONIAN on June 16, 2009, 09:33:37 AM
any one watched Star TreK? watching it now seems a good watcj so far and I am only a half an hour into it

My advice go watch in the cinema, it was brilliant. Some of them young actors were awesome and the special effects and story were very good. 9.5/10 for me. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: thebigfella on June 16, 2009, 09:59:10 AM
any one watched Star TreK? watching it now seems a good watcj so far and I am only a half an hour into it

My advice go watch in the cinema, it was brilliant. Some of them young actors were awesome and the special effects and story were very good. 9.5/10 for me. Enjoy.

Have to agree, not a trekkie and expected it to be a let down. Probably one of the best movies you'll see all summer and the complete opposite to Terminator Salvation. Looking forward to Transformers now but it will probably be rubbish, at least Megan Fox will compensate or that ;)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Corporal on June 16, 2009, 12:23:24 PM
Agree with the last few posts, Star Trek was an excellent film with a good young cast. It was funny in parts too but overall a really enjoyable film. Id say most non-trekkies would find it good
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 16, 2009, 12:26:35 PM
I didn't like Star Trek, thought it was stupid.

The only thing I liked about it was that they hit the big reset button. So all the mountain of useless information that Trekkers have accumulated over the years is now void. Smart move by the film makers, as they won't be nitpicking over inaccuracies in the film and further films.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: mikasas on June 16, 2009, 12:30:55 PM
Saw the hangover there the other night and there were bits in it when I nearly pissed myself.
Best bit of the whole film is when they just wake up! You can totally relate to how they feel!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: full back on June 16, 2009, 12:57:01 PM
Saw that Hangover last week as well
Easy enough viewing & a bit of a laugh

Would be perfect viewing for when you have a hangover
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 16, 2009, 01:02:15 PM
Just saw a trailer for Bruno. He's interviewing some Islamic fella and tells him that Osama looks like a dirty wizard or homeless santa  :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: heganboy on June 16, 2009, 01:04:58 PM
went to see the hangover on Sunday night- have to say its the first time I laughed out loud at a film in years, the missus said her face hurt from laughing..
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: mikasas on June 16, 2009, 01:09:03 PM
Just saw a trailer for Bruno. He's interviewing some Islamic fella and tells him that Osama looks like a dirty wizard or homeless santa  :D
Think that the Bruno thing has lost some of the magic that Borat had.
Looks a little too scripted?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on June 17, 2009, 10:57:01 PM
Seen the hangover there tonight, great film, best one i've seen in a while. 

Strongly suggest fans of films like old school (I know there's a few on board) go and see it!   
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on June 18, 2009, 02:52:05 PM
Watched The Hangover there the other night, thought it was great.

The fella Alan with the beard along with the chinese fella made the film!!

Heather Graham is class, she used to be one of my top celebs when I was younger...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 18, 2009, 03:00:04 PM
Watched The Hangover there the other night, thought it was great.

The fella Alan with the beard along with the chinese fella made the film!!

Heather Graham is class, she used to be one of my top celebs when I was younger...
I'd say you'd still dedicate one in her name Nail. ;)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Santino on June 18, 2009, 03:03:14 PM
Watched Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story last night on sky and it was whole lot better than i was expecting. Anchorman fans will love it.
'I'm smell-blind!'  :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 18, 2009, 03:28:20 PM
Watched Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story last night on sky and it was whole lot better than i was expecting. Anchorman fans will love it.
'I'm smell-blind!'  :D

Saw it last December and thought it was a big pile of steaming....

Saw 25th Hour last night on DVD. Fantastic film. Slow in parts, but important to the overall story narrative. Edward Norton as usual was terrific. I loved the whole "f**k You" scene with the mirror, powerful stuff.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Barney on June 18, 2009, 03:34:39 PM
Lads where do ye recommend for downloading/watching movies online
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on June 18, 2009, 04:11:47 PM
Lads where do ye recommend for downloading/watching movies online

Download them via torrents... I use btjunkie and The Pirate Bay to search for mine.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on June 18, 2009, 04:18:16 PM
http://www.ninjavideo.net/ (http://www.ninjavideo.net/)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on June 18, 2009, 05:06:36 PM
Watched The Hangover there the other night, thought it was great.

The fella Alan with the beard along with the chinese fella made the film!!

Heather Graham is class, she used to be one of my top celebs when I was younger...
agree with you there our nial, good show, the scenes with the wee chinese fella are class.Funniest of that type of film since old school
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longrunsthefox on June 18, 2009, 05:13:01 PM
Watched a DVD called 'Doubt' about this nun (Meryll Streep) accusing a priest of molesting a young vunerable boy in a school. was interesting in that wasn't totally clear if he did it and balance between unfounded allegation that destroy a man's life and maybe he did and need to hammer the f**er. It was good tho a subject brings me rage in lightof recent reports in Ireland.  Is nothing shown re-alleged abuse that is distasteful.
Anyone see it and have thots on it?   
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 18, 2009, 05:21:39 PM
Lads where do ye recommend for downloading/watching movies online

I use www.torrentz.com (http://www.torrentz.com)

It's a search engine for all the torrents sites.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on June 18, 2009, 11:57:31 PM
Saw that Last House On The Left there tonight...

 :-\

Don't go if you're any way squeamish, it was gory as f**k, really really horrific in some parts too...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on June 19, 2009, 01:00:13 AM
Just finished watching a film I've always wanted to see - Ladri di biciclette/Bicycle Thieves/The Bicycle Thief.

That's probably the first neorealist film I've seen. Great stuff, played by nonprofessionals. It's on youtube now in 9 parts.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: joemamas on June 19, 2009, 01:09:46 AM
for a somewhat oldie

The pope of Greenwich village, classic some mighty one liners.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on June 19, 2009, 03:43:14 AM
Just back from watching the new Transformers movie in Lifford. 2 1/2 hours long, but did not feel it. Special effects were beyond anything I've before. Action, comedy, romantic and sentimentality.... this film had it all. I know everyone has been raving about Megan Fox lately, but to be honest, I found her a little wooden.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Carmen Stateside on June 19, 2009, 04:19:06 AM
Just finished watching The Hangover, some very funny parts!
Need help picking a few films for tomorrow, out of the following i would like to know which is best if any:

Swing Vote
W.
I Love you, Man
Angels and Demons
the Reader
Austrailia
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Our Nail Loney on June 19, 2009, 08:17:59 AM
Just finished watching The Hangover, some very funny parts!
Need help picking a few films for tomorrow, out of the following i would like to know which is best if any:

Swing Vote
W.
I Love you, Man
Angels and Demons
the Reader
Austrailia

Angels and Demons was ok, not great, nowhere near as good as the  book.

I Love You, Man was really good, far better than what I expected!! Some class one liners in it...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 19, 2009, 08:48:16 AM
Just finished watching a film I've always wanted to see - Ladri di biciclette/Bicycle Thieves/The Bicycle Thief.

That's probably the first neorealist film I've seen. Great stuff, played by nonprofessionals. It's on youtube now in 9 parts.
Ponce.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 19, 2009, 09:06:08 AM
Just back from watching the new Transformers movie in Lifford. 2 1/2 hours long, but did not feel it. Special effects were beyond anything I've before. Action, comedy, romantic and sentimentality.... this film had it all. I know everyone has been raving about Megan Fox lately, but to be honest, I found her a little wooden.

 :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on June 19, 2009, 10:24:52 AM
Just back from watching the new Transformers movie in Lifford. 2 1/2 hours long, but did not feel it. Special effects were beyond anything I've before. Action, comedy, romantic and sentimentality.... this film had it all. I know everyone has been raving about Megan Fox lately, but to be honest, I found her a little wooden.

Did she make you feel a little wooden too Zig?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on June 20, 2009, 12:07:08 AM
Definitely must be getting grumpier.

Watched The Hangover and after 30 mins the film was dead. A few laughs earlier on but after a short period I didn't really care nor did I feel the actors cared. Ultimately predictable, i think we've developed into the American fast-food cinema for a brain-dead audience.

2/10 and the 2 came after 15 mins. Every joke had been done before.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on June 20, 2009, 12:19:00 AM
Just back from watching the new Transformers movie in Lifford. 2 1/2 hours long, but did not feel it. Special effects were beyond anything I've before. Action, comedy, romantic and sentimentality.... this film had it all. I know everyone has been raving about Megan Fox lately, but to be honest, I found her a little wooden.

I get wood anytime I see her.......
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: corn02 on June 24, 2009, 01:38:38 PM
Definitely must be getting grumpier.

Watched The Hangover and after 30 mins the film was dead. A few laughs earlier on but after a short period I didn't really care nor did I feel the actor's cared. Ultimately predictable, i think we've developed into the American fast-food cinema for a brain-dead audience.

2/10 and the 2 came after 15 mins. Every joke had been done before.



Hrash. Saw it last night and thought it was brilliant with the best laughs coming later on.

The geek fellah was just a grown-up McLovin.

As far as laugh out loud films go it was right up there.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on June 24, 2009, 07:54:04 PM
Watched Il Postino yesterday. Definitely recommend it. Hard not to like. The lead actor died the day after filming ended.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 24, 2009, 07:57:10 PM
Seen The Hangover this evening there.

Was ok, nothing spectacular but you get a good laugh out of it.
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Post by: ExiledGael on June 24, 2009, 08:05:22 PM
Have to agree as regards the Hangover. Vastly overrated.
Still reasonably enjoyable but a 5/10 at best.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on June 24, 2009, 08:48:04 PM
Watched Il Postino yesterday. Definitely recommend it. Hard not to like. The lead actor died the day after filming ended.
It's no The Postman with Kevin Costner.
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Post by: Capt Pat on June 24, 2009, 10:16:12 PM
I saw "Looking for Eric" last night and even though I am a Liverpool fan I thought it was a very good movie. Even Denis Irwin gets a key mention in the movie.
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Post by: ziggysego on June 24, 2009, 10:49:48 PM
I went to see The Hangover tonight in Omagh and I must say, I have to agree with ONeill on this one. He's definitely getting grumpier! It was a complete riot and I was laughing myself stupid the whole way through. Zack was hilarious in it. 10 out of 10 for this. Best comedy I've seen in the cinema in a long time.
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 24, 2009, 10:56:38 PM
The Dan Band were in it at the end with their take on "Candy Shop". Funny as hell.
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Post by: ONeill on June 24, 2009, 11:56:30 PM
Watched Il Postino yesterday. Definitely recommend it. Hard not to like. The lead actor died the day after filming ended.
It's no The Postman with Kevin Costner.

No, def not!!

I went to see The Hangover tonight in Omagh and I must say, I have to agree with ONeill on this one. He's definitely getting grumpier! It was a complete riot and I was laughing myself stupid the whole way through. Zack was hilarious in it. 10 out of 10 for this. Best comedy I've seen in the cinema in a long time.

Each to their own I suppose. You've had a good week. From a 10/10 comedy to The Transformers that had it all.

Watched Cinema Paradiso tonight - great for 3/4. Laughed more at this than Hangover.
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Post by: ziggysego on June 25, 2009, 12:00:32 AM
I went to see The Hangover tonight in Omagh and I must say, I have to agree with ONeill on this one. He's definitely getting grumpier! It was a complete riot and I was laughing myself stupid the whole way through. Zack was hilarious in it. 10 out of 10 for this. Best comedy I've seen in the cinema in a long time.

Each to their own I suppose. You've had a good week. From a 10/10 comedy to The Transformers that had it all.

Watched Cinema Paradiso tonight - great for 3/4. Laughed more at this than Hangover.

Moody get!  :D
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Post by: Treasurer on June 25, 2009, 12:06:54 AM
Watched Il Postino yesterday. Definitely recommend it. Hard not to like. The lead actor died the day after filming ended.
It's no The Postman with Kevin Costner.

No, def not!!

I went to see The Hangover tonight in Omagh and I must say, I have to agree with ONeill on this one. He's definitely getting grumpier! It was a complete riot and I was laughing myself stupid the whole way through. Zack was hilarious in it. 10 out of 10 for this. Best comedy I've seen in the cinema in a long time.

Each to their own I suppose. You've had a good week. From a 10/10 comedy to The Transformers that had it all.

Watched Cinema Paradiso tonight - great for 3/4. Laughed more at this than Hangover.

One of my favourites
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Post by: longrunsthefox on June 25, 2009, 12:31:26 AM
Watched Gran Torino tonight. Is hard going by times but is okay. A bit more thought provoking than his usual vigilante type efforts when he blows everyone away. Aye would recommend it. 
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Post by: leenie on June 25, 2009, 01:36:56 PM


watched about a boy last night again! 

its a class film!
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Post by: Main Street on June 25, 2009, 01:58:23 PM
Did anybody watch The Sting for the first time (on TV) last night?
or
Can you remember  how far you got taken in by the film on first viewing?
When I saw it first, all those years ago, I think I went along for the ride all the way to final shoot out.

I enjoyed watching it again, a really well made film.


 
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Post by: nrico2006 on June 25, 2009, 02:20:02 PM
I only watched the Sting for 1st time about a year ago (£3 in Lurgan Tescos), and thought it was a brilliant show.  Have Angels and Demons copied, might watch it tonight.
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Post by: AbbeySider on June 25, 2009, 02:27:05 PM
I watch The Hangover last weekend.
It was hilarious, and is an eerily close description of the antics that goes with Stag nights.  :D

I also watch I love you, man. Its a good film, much more suited to bringing the misses to.  ;)
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Post by: screenexile on June 25, 2009, 02:56:33 PM
Anyone watch Snatch the other night? I forgot how good that film was. Very entertaining and hilarious in parts. In fairness Ritchie knows how to build a character and 'Arry Bricktop is brilliant in it, as is Brad Pitt as "The Pikey".
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 25, 2009, 03:06:47 PM
Snatch is a great show.

Go to youtube and search for "Snatch Wars", funny as hell.
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Post by: Schkite on June 25, 2009, 06:48:01 PM
Snatch is a good aul show alright, the pikeys are some laugh, and their accents!

"I could murder a cuppa!"
"There'll be no murderin done around here I don't mind tellin ya!"


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Post by: gallsman on June 25, 2009, 07:45:59 PM
Thought Transformers was awful other than the (admittedly plentiful) action sequences. There is simply no excuse for having so many bad one liners in the same movie!

"We've shed blood, sweat and precious metal together."

People really need to stop employing Tyrese Gibson.
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Post by: SidelineKick on June 26, 2009, 08:37:59 AM
The Deer Hunter was on last night, didn't watch it but seen it before, I didn't enjoy it that much for a so-called classic.

Also, just to throw it out there on a Friday morning, I've never seen Braveheart  :-X
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Post by: High Wide and Handsome on June 26, 2009, 08:50:54 AM
The Deer Hunter was on last night, didn't watch it but seen it before, I didn't enjoy it that much for a so-called classic.

Also, just to throw it out there on a Friday morning, I've never seen Braveheart  :-X


U R A COMPLETE RETARD!!!
 >:(
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Post by: full back on June 26, 2009, 08:54:37 AM
The Deer Hunter was on last night, didn't watch it but seen it before, I didn't enjoy it that much for a so-called classic.

Also, just to throw it out there on a Friday morning, I've never seen Braveheart  :-X

Have never seen Deer Hunter either SK, fools seldom differ


But not seeing Braveheart, you utter mong ;)
Get down to Extravision asap (I have it on VHS if you want)

"Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM! "
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 26, 2009, 08:57:03 AM
The Deer Hunter was on last night, didn't watch it but seen it before, I didn't enjoy it that much for a so-called classic.

Also, just to throw it out there on a Friday morning, I've never seen Braveheart  :-X

Disappointed in you SideLineKick.

What so called big films have others not seen?

Mine would be The Godfather (all 3 of them!)
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Post by: Mr. Nakata on June 26, 2009, 11:44:59 AM
Watched both Braveheart and Gladiator on the box, not the cinema. Loved Gladiator, hated Braveheart. Another film everyone seems to love that I thought was utter tripe was Lock, Stock. The best film I've seen recently was There will be blood (even though it's been out about 2 years), that Day Lewis one about the oil man. Absolutely brilliant performances by himself and the guy who plays the psychotic religious preacher.
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Post by: blewuporstuffed on June 26, 2009, 11:56:00 AM
Watched both Braveheart and Gladiator on the box, not the cinema. Loved Gladiator, hated Braveheart. Another film everyone seems to love that I thought was utter tripe was Lock, Stock. The best film I've seen recently was There will be blood (even though it's been out about 2 years), that Day Lewis one about the oil man. Absolutely brilliant performances by himself and the guy who plays the psychotic religious preacher.
couldnt disagree more!!
love Lock,stock and thought there will be blood was way over rated!!
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Post by: Galwaybhoy on June 26, 2009, 01:25:04 PM
Saw Transformers in the cinema last night.  There was way to much comedy in it.  Poor enough film, nothing much of the good to say about it.
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Post by: Bogball XV on June 26, 2009, 03:03:41 PM
Watched Gran Torino tonight. Is hard going by times but is okay. A bit more thought provoking than his usual vigilante type efforts when he blows everyone away. Aye would recommend it. 
my best movie of the year so far by a distance
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Post by: full back on June 26, 2009, 03:05:17 PM
Just got 'The Last House On The Left'
Anyone seen it yet?
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Post by: ziggysego on June 26, 2009, 03:57:39 PM
The Deer Hunter was on last night, didn't watch it but seen it before, I didn't enjoy it that much for a so-called classic.

Also, just to throw it out there on a Friday morning, I've never seen Braveheart  :-X

If you weren't banned already, I'd have been calling for it this afternoon!!!!  >:(
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Post by: longball on June 26, 2009, 04:03:23 PM
Kick a man when hes down sure Ziggy.

SLK will have plenty of time to watch films now.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on June 26, 2009, 04:06:24 PM
Just got 'The Last House On The Left'
Anyone seen it yet?

Saw it in cinema last week

Its decent enough, pretty horrific in parts, lots of violence, gore and rape...
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Post by: The Corporal on June 28, 2009, 06:55:08 PM
Watched The Hangover last night and found it to be a fantastic film. There is laughs from start to finish with it and thought it was really enjoyable. The end credits were really funny
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Post by: TacadoirArdMhacha on June 28, 2009, 09:30:27 PM
Blood Diamond TV3 now.
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Post by: Treasurer on June 28, 2009, 11:03:30 PM
Did anyone watch "Right at your door" just now on RTE?

My god!  What a waste of an hour and a half  ::)
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Post by: full back on June 29, 2009, 08:50:36 AM
Just got 'The Last House On The Left'
Anyone seen it yet?

Saw it in cinema last week

Its decent enough, pretty horrific in parts, lots of violence, gore and rape...

Graphic as fcuk
Nothing special as films go, but watchable
6/10
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Post by: Doogie Browser on June 29, 2009, 11:40:27 AM
Has anyone seen 'In the Loop' yet?  Its the film version of TV's 'The Thick of It' and has James Galdofini in it.  Looks good.
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Post by: The Iceman on June 29, 2009, 03:35:50 PM
Has anyone ever seen "Man on Wire" ??

It is a documentary about this mad french man who managed to tight rope walk between the twin towers in the 70's.
Class documentary about the planning behind it all - how they got into the buildings, rigged everything up and then actually carried out their plans.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on July 01, 2009, 10:53:34 PM
Seen "Year one" there tonight, quite disappointing, better to give it a miss.
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Post by: DennistheMenace on July 01, 2009, 10:55:38 PM
Just watched Se7en again, classic.
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Post by: longball on July 03, 2009, 02:40:50 PM
Wimbeldon is on RTE 1 tonight its actually very funny.
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Post by: ziggysego on July 03, 2009, 02:41:53 PM
Seen "Year one" there tonight, quite disappointing, better to give it a miss.

Seen trailers for it and it looked poor enough. A first miss in Jack Black's film career.
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Post by: CiKe on July 04, 2009, 07:28:55 PM
Has anyone ever seen "Man on Wire" ??

It is a documentary about this mad french man who managed to tight rope walk between the twin towers in the 70's.
Class documentary about the planning behind it all - how they got into the buildings, rigged everything up and then actually carried out their plans.

Thought man on wire was brilliant. Lunatic the guy was. When I saw him practising and doing the stuff about 10ft from the ground I was impressed, but I never actually thought he would do any of that up there - thought it would be a walk across and that was it, but the crazy bugger was out there for half an hour or something stupid like that.
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Post by: Capt Pat on July 05, 2009, 01:34:23 AM
Seen "Year one" there tonight, quite disappointing, better to give it a miss.

I actually thought that while it was a pretty dumb movie it was actually quite good. Look at the trailers, I mean what are you expecting from it? Not nearly as good as other comedies like Super Bad or Talladega nights just a simple dumb stupid funny movie.
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Post by: Capt Pat on July 05, 2009, 01:41:02 AM
Anyway on to a more serious movie. I give Public Enemies 7 out of 10. It is at 9 out of 10 on the IMDB board but for me it is missing something. 
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Post by: Iceberg on July 05, 2009, 11:13:07 PM
Seen what happens in Vegas at the weekend, pretty funny for a chick flick.
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Post by: Celt_Man on July 06, 2009, 02:38:43 PM
Rented out Defiance last night - have to say it's a top show one of the better ones I have seen in a long time... Well worth renting out if you haven't seen it yet
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Post by: nrico2006 on July 06, 2009, 02:44:06 PM
Have a copy of Defiance since April, still haven't got around to it.  Must watch it soon
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Post by: longball on July 07, 2009, 11:26:36 AM
I watched couple of movies over the weekend:

One Missed Call- was average enough

The wrestler- i enjoyed this thought was good enough story line, what everyone else think of it?

Once- Watched it last nite, its the film with Glen Hansard as the busker in Dublin i thought it was very good. anyone else see it?
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on July 07, 2009, 11:30:27 AM
This one looks interesting.

Drinking road movie gets festival premier

By Barry McCaffrey
07/07/09

Heard the one about the three guys travelling from Belfast to Dublin, stopping at every pub along the way and making a film about it? The Old Road to Dublin, Ireland’s first “drinking road movie” will get its premier at the Galway Fleadh Film Festival this weekend. Barry McCaffrey reports

FOR decades the journey from Belfast to Dublin on the old ‘B’ road could take anything up to four hours with tailbacks in Newry, dug-up roads in Dundalk and bottlenecks in Balbriggan.

However, new motorways and bypasses mean that the Belfast to Dublin journey time has now been cut in half.

But in the ever increasing frenzy to arrive everywhere in record time, many of the roadside pubs which were traditional pit-stops on the 104-mile journey have now become no more than a distant memory for motorists.

In an effort to retrace their misspent youth, radio DJ Joe Lindsay, computer technician Kris Kinnaird and psychiatric nurse David James decided to recreate the Belfast to Dublin journey stopping at every pub along the old ‘B’ road route.

“It would have been quicker to take the new high-speed motorway, but where is the fun in that?’’ the film’s director Vincent Kinnaird said.

“These days we all complain so much about having no time and now with the credit crunch we’re all complaining that we haven’t any money either.

“We wanted to find out if the soul of Irish society has really changed over the last 30 years.

“Has the Celtic Tiger ripped the heart out of the country or is it a myth that money can’t buy happiness?”

“On the other hand, it could just be that we fancied harking back to the old days of stopping off for a pint in every pub along the road?

“It might have taken longer in those days but you ended up being the happiest person in the world by the time you made it too Dublin.”

The trio, who were chauffeured by a teetotaller, started off at 8am with the first pint of the day at Belfast’s Europa Hotel.

The next stop on the journey was at Murtagh’s Pub in Newry, which was forced to close down after the building of a bypass.

After paying their respects they took a souvenir and started back on the road.

The intrepid explorers stopped off at various hostelries in Dundalk, Castlebellingham, Monasterboice and Balbriggan before finally making it to Dublin 24 hours later.

Along the way the trio ran into countless characters, including opera singers in search of the early morning cure and post-wedding parties eager to give early morning impromptu performances of Riverdance.

“The road movie wasn’t about how much we could drink but was more about how people and places have changed,” Mr Kinnaird said.

“In some ways it was also a social experiment in seeing how alcohol changed people’s points of view as the journey progressed.

“Hopefully the result is a comedy road trip about three Belfast boys trying to recapture their youth and not behaving too badly along the way.”

The Old Road to Dublin will premier at the Galway Fleadh Film Festival this weekend and Mr Kinnaird said he hoped that it could get picked up by a major film distributor.

“There are a number of big American companies who are going to be at the festival, so who knows what might happen?” he said.

“It’s so hard to get a film on to the big screen these days, especially one about three guys driving from Belfast to Dublin stopping in every pub along the way.

“But if Thelma and Louise can do it, then why can’t we?”
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Post by: full back on July 07, 2009, 11:33:35 AM
Has anyone seen 'In the Loop' yet?  Its the film version of TV's 'The Thick of It' and has James Galdofini in it.  Looks good.

Anyone seen this?
Heard good reviews about it
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Post by: Carmen Stateside on July 11, 2009, 02:25:51 AM
Just seen Bruno.  Something similar to Borat and just as funny.
You know it has been good when the crowd are still laughing on their way out.
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Post by: Family guy on July 11, 2009, 04:46:02 AM
Just seen Bruno.  Something similar to Borat and just as funny.
You know it has been good when the crowd are still laughing on their way out.

Must have a game this weekend when your at the cinema on a friday nite  ;)
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Post by: Shortso79 on July 11, 2009, 10:41:36 AM
Saw Bruno also

Very funny - took a while to get into it - some raw scenes lol
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Post by: ziggysego on July 12, 2009, 10:17:28 PM
Just back from seeing Bruno. Good film, with some laugh out loud moments. However I didn't think it was near as funny as Borat was. Some scenes where hard to watch though.... very graphic.
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Post by: hardstation on July 12, 2009, 10:37:35 PM
The Hangover - Alright, I thought. Some funny parts but not as funny as it was made out to be.

Defiance - Good film.
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Post by: longball on July 17, 2009, 10:01:25 AM
Went to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince yesterday.
I enjoyed it... obviously its more of a builder for the final two movies.
BTW does anyone know what the last two movies are called considering they both based on the book 'the deathly hallows' are they both gonna be named with this title?
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Post by: milltown row on July 18, 2009, 12:25:43 AM
watching the Gauntlet, Clint was using the blow torch, very poorly i might add
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Post by: longball on July 23, 2009, 11:49:14 AM
Took the woman to see 'My sisters keeper' last nite. Omagh Cinema bes packed on a wednesday nite why is this. we had to queue for 15 minutes! anyway in fairness the movie was very good. never seen so many grown women cry at a film before!
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Post by: leenie on July 23, 2009, 06:25:45 PM


i'm no good at watching horror films on my own, but last sat nite decided to have a quiet one so myself and mr leenie decided to watch the skeleton key... i had myself all geared up to be scared shitless..... lights out, fire etc..... only thing that scared me was when his phone went off....

thought the film was a load of dung....

2 hrs wasted that i'll never get back!!!!!!

any suggestions of real scary horror films ... more ghostly than gruesome ?
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Post by: pintsofguinness on July 23, 2009, 07:16:13 PM


i'm no good at watching horror films on my own, but last sat nite decided to have a quiet one so myself and mr leenie decided to watch the skeleton key... i had myself all geared up to be scared shitless..... lights out, fire etc..... only thing that scared me was when his phone went off....

thought the film was a load of dung....

2 hrs wasted that i'll never get back!!!!!!

any suggestions of real scary horror films ... more ghostly than gruesome ?

Ghost
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on July 23, 2009, 07:23:05 PM
Have you seen 2 girls 1 cup? It's quite gruesome  :o
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Post by: tbrick18 on July 23, 2009, 08:15:58 PM


i'm no good at watching horror films on my own, but last sat nite decided to have a quiet one so myself and mr leenie decided to watch the skeleton key... i had myself all geared up to be scared shitless..... lights out, fire etc..... only thing that scared me was when his phone went off....

thought the film was a load of dung....

2 hrs wasted that i'll never get back!!!!!!

any suggestions of real scary horror films ... more ghostly than gruesome ?

I thought "The Ring" was very good as a horror. Havent seen to many of the recent horrors but I think most of them are gruesome.
The Devils Advocate was good for an oldie. Pacino is class in it.
The origina Psycho.
The first two Omen films....scared the crap out of me when I was a kid and I saw the first one again there a few months ago...still a goodan.
White Noise was good too...with Michael Keaton.
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Post by: tyrone girl on July 23, 2009, 10:28:27 PM
IT  - Steven King

Havnt watched it in years but used to scare the shyte out of me when i was younger

Watched Perfect stranger on sky last night good show

Mad to see my sisters keeper , might persueade someone to go with me at wknd
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on July 23, 2009, 10:44:22 PM
IT  - Steven King

Havnt watched it in years but used to scare the shyte out of me when i was younger

Watched Perfect stranger on sky last night good show

Mad to see my sisters keeper , might persueade someone to go with me at wknd


Dunno if it would be Full Back's type of film. Let him have a say.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on July 25, 2009, 03:09:22 PM
Watched "changeling" this morning, great film. 

Directed by clint eastwood - about Walter Collins and the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wineville_Chicken_Coop_Murders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wineville_Chicken_Coop_Murders)
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on July 25, 2009, 09:54:47 PM
Watched "changeling" this morning, great film. 

Directed by clint eastwood - about Walter Collins and the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wineville_Chicken_Coop_Murders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wineville_Chicken_Coop_Murders)

Thought it was a bit long winded myself...

The gf loved it though.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on July 26, 2009, 01:49:11 AM
Watched "changeling" this morning, great film. 

Directed by clint eastwood - about Walter Collins and the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wineville_Chicken_Coop_Murders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wineville_Chicken_Coop_Murders)

Thought it was a bit long winded myself...

The gf loved it though.

Yeah I thought the first hour or so was slow, it picked up after that though.
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Post by: seanf on July 26, 2009, 10:42:44 AM
"Jerusalema"


Great movie!
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on July 26, 2009, 11:05:25 PM
Just back from the cinema, saw Bruno.... Hmmmm I dunno, there were bits that were genuinely funny but others that were just thrown in for bsolute shock value...

Plenty of laughs in it, but a lot seemed staged and wasn't anywhere as good as Borat...

A lot of gay stuff in it as well, shock!
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Post by: AbbeySider on July 27, 2009, 09:37:45 AM
I saw Taken the last night with Liam Neeson.

Its one of the best action monies I have seen in years. Good suspense thriller.
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Post by: longball on July 27, 2009, 09:42:16 AM
Taken is very good AbbeySider its been lorded on this board before..

I seen Slumdog millionaire last nite was good enough!

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Post by: Denn Forever on July 27, 2009, 10:22:27 AM
Went last night to see The Proposal. 

Usually do not like films with Mc Bullock but the film was a delightful Rom Com.  The lead guy who I don''t know was very likeable and all round it was a gentle comedy with a few laugh out loud moments.  If it is suggested as a movie to go to, don't dismiss it immediately out of hand.
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Post by: corn02 on July 27, 2009, 10:32:39 AM


A lot of gay stuff in it as well, shock!

That was probably your favourite bits was it? The bits on show? I suppose Bruno was like a porno for you.
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Post by: longball on July 27, 2009, 10:44:33 AM
Denn the male lead in this show is Ryan Reynolds you may remember him from TV fame of Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza place. His movie fame comes from Van Wilder, Just Friends, Waiting, Blade III and so forth.

He is also married to Scarlett Jonasson!
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Post by: ziggysego on July 27, 2009, 11:42:57 AM
I didnt know he's married to her. A very under-rated comedic actor in my opinion.
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Post by: longball on July 27, 2009, 11:47:13 AM
True Ziggy he is very underrated IMO. He also done quite well in Blade and Amitville horror films which i thought wouldnt of suited him.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on July 27, 2009, 07:20:01 PM
Went last night to see The Proposal. 

Usually do not like films with Mc Bullock but the film was a delightful Rom Com.  The lead guy who I don''t know was very likeable and all round it was a gentle comedy with a few laugh out loud moments.  If it is suggested as a movie to go to, don't dismiss it immediately out of hand.
f**k funny you should mention that, nearly a row in my house last night because I was did exactly that. 
Anyway, with me being the boss and all, we're going to see it this week so I hope you're right.
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Post by: ziggysego on July 27, 2009, 07:23:34 PM
Saw Mr and Mrs Smith last night. Biggest pile of cack I've seen in a long time.

Saw There Will Be Blood on Saturday night. Interesting film, but hadn't a clue what was going on half the time. Daniel Day Lewis, as usually, was brilliant in it.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on July 27, 2009, 07:36:15 PM


A lot of gay stuff in it as well, shock!

That was probably your favourite bits was it? The bits on show? I suppose Bruno was like a porno for you.

 ::)

Great slagging there really. No Bruno was not like a porno to me. Porno (I hate calling it that by the way) is like porno to me. Funnily enough.
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Post by: AbbeySider on July 27, 2009, 09:42:58 PM
Saw Mr and Mrs Smith last night. Biggest pile of cack I've seen in a long time.

Saw There Will Be Blood on Saturday night. Interesting film, but hadn't a clue what was going on half the time. Daniel Day Lewis, as usually, was brilliant in it.


CLASSIC!!! I love that Film!




I DRINK IT UP !
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Post by: longball on July 28, 2009, 08:53:16 AM
Watched Love Guru last nite actually very funny. Any1 else see it. Jessica Alba is so hot.  Mike Myers and Verne Troyer make a good team.
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Post by: full back on July 28, 2009, 09:04:14 AM
Watched Love Guru last nite actually very funny. Any1 else see it. Jessica Alba is so hot.  Mike Myers and Verne Troyer make a good team.

Seen a bit of it myself & I have to say it is one of the biggest loads of tripe I have seen in a long time
Just dont get Mike Meyers' comedy shows, much like Austin Powers
I'll see your Jessica Alba & raise you a Meagan Good ;)
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Post by: longball on July 28, 2009, 09:09:24 AM
I thought it was quite funny actually was in the mood for that sorta comedy last nite thou. Ur just getting old at 30 FB and dont get the young humour anymore.  I see your Meagan Good and raise you Emma Watson.
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on July 28, 2009, 09:17:27 AM
Mike Myers is ok, liked him best in Waynes World.

Watched Vicky Christina Barcelona and I Love You Man last night.
Both were decent enough and worth watching.
7/10 each.

Especially for Scarlett Johansson in Vicky Christina Barcelona  ;)
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Post by: full back on July 28, 2009, 09:23:31 AM
Ur just getting old at 30 FB and dont get the young humour anymore. 

Perhaps, but when I was younger that sort of comedy just didnt appeal to me.
Other shows that fall into that catagory would be Hot Shots, Naked Gun, Top Secret, Talladega Nights, Blades Of Glory etc
What I would call silly comedies :-\
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Post by: Capt Pat on July 29, 2009, 02:29:09 AM
I saw "Antichrist" tonight starring Willem Defoe, you would think it might be safe enough with a major Hollywood name in it, oh sweet mother of Christ no. This was as extreme as extreme gets, I closed my eyes at some of the worst bits. Worth a look if you have a strong stomach and can get through the slow moving first half of the film. There is a very poignant opening scene as well. Some people walked out when the film heated up but others applauded at the conclusion.
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 29, 2009, 09:25:36 AM
Watched the first 20 minutes of Benjamin Button. I'd rather have watched Jenson Button.
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Post by: Canalman on July 29, 2009, 06:21:44 PM
Watched Gran Torino last night. A CLASS movie...... and I am hard to please. The Wrestler tonight....... E6 for 2 new releases for 2 nights in Chartbusters at the moment.

Agree with you Norf Tyrone about the Benjamin Button flick...... absolute dung....... took me an hour and a bit to switch it off.
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on July 29, 2009, 06:30:02 PM
Watched the first 20 minutes of Benjamin Button. I'd rather have watched Jenson Button.

Could tell from the trailer it was one to avoid.
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Post by: Mr. Nakata on July 29, 2009, 08:44:07 PM
Watched the wrestler there a couple of nights ago. Superb! Has anyone seen Milk with Sean Penn, gonna stick that on one of these nights.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on July 29, 2009, 08:58:11 PM
Watched the first 20 minutes of Benjamin Button. I'd rather have watched Jenson Button.

Could tell from the trailer it was one to avoid.
A good film starring Brad Pitt is a rare beast imo.
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on July 29, 2009, 09:09:49 PM
Watched the wrestler there a couple of nights ago. Superb! Has anyone seen Milk with Sean Penn, gonna stick that on one of these nights.

Milk is a very good show. Worth watching. Sean Penn very good in it.
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Post by: AbbeySider on July 29, 2009, 10:05:04 PM
Watched the first 20 minutes of Benjamin Button. I'd rather have watched Jenson Button.

Could tell from the trailer it was one to avoid.
A good film starring Brad Pitt is a rare beast imo.

Really?

Oceans ..
Babel
Snatch
Fight Club
Sleepers
12 Monkeys
Seven
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Post by: ziggysego on July 29, 2009, 10:10:12 PM
Just after watching Gran Torino there. Excellent film and a refreshing differences from the usual 'Hollywood' nonsense I usually watch. As usual, Clint can do no wrong.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on July 29, 2009, 10:43:29 PM
Denn Forever's right, the proposal is watchable, quite funny in bits, expected it to be much worse. 

Cinema packed though, and I was one of about 5 men in the place  :-\
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Post by: Tony Baloney on July 30, 2009, 12:00:46 AM
Watched the first 20 minutes of Benjamin Button. I'd rather have watched Jenson Button.

Could tell from the trailer it was one to avoid.
A good film starring Brad Pitt is a rare beast imo.

Really?

Oceans ..11 yes. Rest of the series shit and anything good in 11 wasn't down to him.
Babel
. Shit.
Snatch
. Shit.
Fight Club
. Good. Again, I said rare not non-existant.
Sleepers
. Good-ish.
12 Monkeys. He was good in this.
Seven
. Over-rated. See Oceans 11 for further details.
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Post by: thebigfella on July 30, 2009, 12:42:40 AM
Watched the first 20 minutes of Benjamin Button. I'd rather have watched Jenson Button.

Could tell from the trailer it was one to avoid.
A good film starring Brad Pitt is a rare beast imo.

Really?

Oceans ..11 yes. Rest of the series shit and anything good in 11 wasn't down to him.
Babel
. Shit.
Snatch
. Shit.
Fight Club
. Good. Again, I said rare not non-existant.
Sleepers
. Good-ish.
12 Monkeys. He was good in this.
Seven
. Over-rated. See Oceans 11 for further details.

Kalifornia
True Romance
Interview with the Vampire
Spy Game
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

?????   IMO all good enjoyable movies.
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Post by: Puckoon on July 30, 2009, 01:34:08 AM
How in your right mind could you think snatch was shit?

What do you look for in a movie that snatch didn't have other than romance (and btw the big rabbit gets fucked)?
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Post by: Carmen Stateside on July 30, 2009, 07:18:48 AM
Snatch one of my all time favourites !
Still laugh everytime i see the following part;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MNdvT0NG-4&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MNdvT0NG-4&feature=related)
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Post by: ziggysego on July 30, 2009, 08:49:25 AM
Snatch one of my all time favourites !
Still laugh everytime i see the following part;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MNdvT0NG-4&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MNdvT0NG-4&feature=related)



Brilliant! lol
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Post by: lurganblue on July 30, 2009, 08:52:22 AM
i watched that film "Doubt" on DVD at the weekend there. Meryl Streep and Philip Seymore Hoffman (excuse my spelling)...

i really enjoyed it and would recomend it.  Two powerful performances which sort of leaves you to make up your own mind if the priest is guilty or not. anyone seen it?
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Post by: nrico2006 on July 30, 2009, 09:43:55 AM
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Kalifornia
True Romance
Interview with the Vampire
Spy Game
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Snatch is good, as is Legends of the Fall, River Runs Through It, 7 Years in Tibet and even Meet Joe Black. 
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Post by: Mr. Nakata on July 30, 2009, 10:25:22 AM
Snatch was pure drivel, as was Lock Stock. 8 out of 10 people I discuss this with completely disagree with me and I can't understand it. They would rate these films as all time favourites. Guy Ritcie makes chessy Brit gangster cringe material. I really hate them. Painful viewing in fact.
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Post by: SidelineKick on July 30, 2009, 10:27:00 AM
Snatch was pure drivel, as was Lock Stock. 8 out of 10 people I discuss this with completely disagree with me and I can't understand it. They would rate these films as all time favourites. Guy Ritcie makes chessy Brit gangster cringe material. I really hate them. Painful viewing in fact.

Well that's just not true.
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on July 30, 2009, 10:28:20 AM
Lock Stock was brilliant, far better than Snatch, though Snatch was quite good.
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Post by: thebigfella on July 30, 2009, 11:17:00 AM
i watched that film "Doubt" on DVD at the weekend there. Meryl Streep and Philip Seymore Hoffman (excuse my spelling)...

i really enjoyed it and would recomend it.  Two powerful performances which sort of leaves you to make up your own mind if the priest is guilty or not. anyone seen it?

My biggest problem with it was it didn't leave you to draw your own conclusions. It's very clear who the directors/authors sympathies lie with, which I believe is not the case with the book.
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Post by: longball on July 30, 2009, 11:20:40 AM
Films i watched last nite

Money Talks- Brilliant. Charlie Sheen and Chris Tucker.

American History X- for the 15th time
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Post by: tyrone girl on July 30, 2009, 11:22:20 AM
Not a recommendation but does anyone know when that "taking of pelham 123 film is out ? looks good
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Post by: ziggysego on July 30, 2009, 11:28:50 AM
American History X is one of my all time favourite films.
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Post by: Mr. Nakata on July 30, 2009, 11:34:04 AM
I was flicking last night and caught the scene in American History X when Norton asks the black guy to stick his mouth on the pavement. One of those movie moments where I simply cannot look at the screen. Then the sickening crack and thud of bone and teeth. Savage stuff, great film though.
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Post by: corn02 on July 30, 2009, 11:34:21 AM
Not a recommendation but does anyone know when that "taking of pelham 123 film is out ? looks good

Denzel is in it, so it will be good.
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Post by: longball on July 30, 2009, 11:35:04 AM
American History X is one of my all time favourite films.

Me 2 hence the reason ive watched it so much. Think Norton is brilliant in it. Prob the greatest male actor out there at the moment!
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Post by: SidelineKick on July 30, 2009, 11:41:23 AM
American History X is one of my all time favourite films.

Me 2 hence the reason ive watched it so much. Think Norton is brilliant in it. Prob the greatest male actor out there at the moment!

Loved him in The Score.
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on July 30, 2009, 11:43:44 AM
Ed Norton is a great actor, thought he was better in Fight Club than Brad Pitt.
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Post by: longball on July 30, 2009, 11:44:21 AM
Yea very good in the score. Dont sh1t on your own doorstep.

Dont think there is a better actor at the minute bar Freddie Prince Jr and Josh Hartnett
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Post by: longball on July 30, 2009, 11:45:14 AM
Ed Norton is a great actor, thought he was better in Fight Club than Brad Pitt.

Thats just because it was always Ed Norton Brad pitt didnt even exist in that film!
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Post by: Denn Forever on July 30, 2009, 12:30:10 PM
Ed Norton was brilliant in Prime Evi, the one where he plays the split personality guy.  Even better than the book.
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Post by: longball on July 30, 2009, 12:38:50 PM
Tim Burtons new Alice in Wonderland film should be interesting havent seen any clips of it yet but Jonny Depp is athe mad hatter. heard him on the other day about it.
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Post by: JohnDenver on July 30, 2009, 01:25:56 PM
Speaking of Ed Norton, Rounders is a good show.  Probably out a few years too early before the texas hold'em craze took off.
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Post by: thebigfella on July 30, 2009, 01:29:39 PM
Yea very good in the score. Dont sh1t on your own doorstep.

Dont think there is a better actor at the minute bar Freddie Prince Jr and Josh Hartnett

Have you ever seen his sitcom? Then you would retract that statement very quickly  :D
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Post by: Our Nail Loney on July 30, 2009, 01:30:53 PM
Yea very good in the score. Dont sh1t on your own doorstep.

Dont think there is a better actor at the minute bar Freddie Prince Jr and Josh Hartnett

You obviously haven't seen Viggo Mortensen, Leo Di Caprio or Vin Diesel*

*I may be joking about one of these
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Post by: Celt_Man on July 30, 2009, 01:41:22 PM
Not a recommendation but does anyone know when that "taking of pelham 123 film is out ? looks good

Denzel is in it, so it will be good.

Not saying he isn't a good actor, but does anyone else think that 75% of Denzel's roles are as an "angry African American on the edge"
(and before someone points out I know he is an African American so he will always play one in a movie but you know what I mean)
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Post by: blewuporstuffed on July 30, 2009, 01:42:01 PM
Ed Norton was brilliant in Prime Evi, the one where he plays the split personality guy.  Even better than the book.
really ?
 i thought the book was much better, although norton was good, was  a bit disappointed  in the film
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Post by: irunthev on July 30, 2009, 02:51:20 PM
Not a recommendation but does anyone know when that "taking of pelham 123 film is out ? looks good

Denzel is in it, so it will be good.

Going to see it tonight... looking forward to it.

Re American History X...... phenomenal movie. Norton top class.
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Post by: longball on July 30, 2009, 03:05:45 PM
Not a recommendation but does anyone know when that "taking of pelham 123 film is out ? looks good

Denzel is in it, so it will be good.

Going to see it tonight... looking forward to it[/b].

Re American History X...... phenomenal movie. Norton top class.

Yea good film, def reccomend it and yes Denzel is in it, i was shocking that he dies at the end, never seen it coming.
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Post by: ziggysego on July 30, 2009, 03:14:41 PM
Not a recommendation but does anyone know when that "taking of pelham 123 film is out ? looks good

Denzel is in it, so it will be good.

Going to see it tonight... looking forward to it[/b].

Re American History X...... phenomenal movie. Norton top class.

Yea good film, def reccomend it and yes Denzel is in it, i was shocking that he dies at the end, never seen it coming.

ASSHOLE!  >:(
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Post by: longball on July 30, 2009, 03:15:57 PM
IM ONLY WINDING ZIGGY I HAVENT SEEN THE FILM!!!!!!! DONT EVEN KNOW THE PLOT!


 IS IT EVEN OUT YET!
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Post by: ziggysego on July 30, 2009, 03:22:23 PM
I know saan, as illdecide would say  :D
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Post by: WeAreBlueWeAreWhite on July 30, 2009, 03:22:39 PM
Watched I Love you man last night. I thought it was good
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Post by: AbbeySider on July 30, 2009, 03:47:14 PM
Watched I Love you man last night. I thought it was good

I thought it was very good.

Made the tactical decision to bring herself to see it instead of the hungover... what a move.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on July 30, 2009, 08:25:04 PM
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Kalifornia
True Romance
Interview with the Vampire
Spy Game
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Snatch is good, as is Legends of the Fall, River Runs Through It, 7 Years in Tibet and even Meet Joe Black. 
Meet Joe Black is one of the worst films I've ever seen. Three hours of gash in which Mr. Pitt appeared to be acting like someone just woken from a coma.
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Post by: omagh_gael on July 30, 2009, 08:51:32 PM
cant be added going through previous pages but has anyone seen gran torino? One of the best shows I have seen in a long long time, Eastwood is incredible!
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Post by: SLIGONIAN on July 30, 2009, 09:11:27 PM
Just watched Bruno and Hangover, jees how did they get away with bruno, was funny though but sick and scary too, who comes up with this stuff :-\,

The hangover was class, some great one liners and situations.

Gran Torino was brilliant, excellent script, very witty and funny, and toughness to it, good story,  very compelling, a mixture of everything in it, Eastwood is class in it totally agree.

Longball the teaser trailer is out for Alice in Wonderland, looks class,

The BIGGEST movie of year will be James Camerons AVATAR, cant wait for it, it will blow everyones mind.......

A new TRON is on the way and Ghostbusters 3, cant wait and last but not least Anchorman 2 is definitly on the way  ;D

My favourite movies of the summer, Star Trek and Terminator4 were brilliant and topped anything ive seen. Was disappointed with Transformers and HP6.
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Post by: Archie Mitchell on July 30, 2009, 09:38:53 PM
Watched Duplicity there.

Load of balls. 2 hours wasted watching that crap.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on July 30, 2009, 10:38:19 PM
Watched Duplicity there.

Load of balls. 2 hours wasted watching that crap.
Watched it last weekend. Thought the same - it got good reviews and has a good cast so I had high hopes for it. After the first half hour it really dragged and I totally lost interest. Julia Roberts though - must be in her forties now and has a few children. I still would.
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Post by: muppet on July 30, 2009, 10:39:57 PM
Watched the remake of Planet of the Apes last night.

The worst film I've seen in a long time with the most stupid ending of all time.
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Post by: clarshack on July 30, 2009, 11:30:36 PM
Watched the remake of Planet of the Apes last night.

The worst film I've seen in a long time with the most stupid ending of all time.

watched it about 8 years ago and i still cant make sense of that ending!
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Post by: ziggysego on July 30, 2009, 11:44:21 PM
Watched the remake of Planet of the Apes last night.

The worst film I've seen in a long time with the most stupid ending of all time.

watched it about 8 years ago and i still cant make sense of that ending!

Straight out of a Kevin Smith graphic novel.
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Post by: Gaoth Dobhair Abu on July 31, 2009, 12:00:43 AM
WARNING     WARNING     WARNING     WARNING

Just back from the cinema after watching "The Life before her eyes"" with Uma Thurman - for fecks sake avoid it like your life depended on it.
Absolute dire movie, when it ended didn't know wtf was going on.

Was last movie on tonight otherwise would never have watched it.
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Post by: Capt Pat on July 31, 2009, 03:14:09 AM
cant be added going through previous pages but has anyone seen gran torino? One of the best shows I have seen in a long long time, Eastwood is incredible!

Here is a tip go through previous pages type control and f at the same tyoe and type gran or torino into the box and keep on pressing return to see what countless other people have said about it, mostly very positive.

I will now give my 2 cents on the movie, I wasn't in a great mood and didn't really get it and left around about the time the cinema burst into fits of laughter when Clint called the Asians "Fish heads" or "Fish eyes" or whatever , I intended to go back another day at a quieter time to watch the rest of it but I never got around to it and wasn't bothered. Now I have to say I ddn't really get another brilliant movie of Clint's "Million Dollar Baby". When I say didn't get I don't mean didn't understand but was just not taken in by these movies as cinematic experinces. To be quite frank they just left me cold.
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Post by: irunthev on July 31, 2009, 07:54:06 AM
Saw Pelham 123 last night. Good show, Travolta was class in it.
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Post by: nrico2006 on July 31, 2009, 09:51:05 AM
Quote
Meet Joe Black is one of the worst films I've ever seen. Three hours of gash in which Mr. Pitt appeared to be acting like someone just woken from a coma.

Maybe something to do with the role Tony.

Ed Norton is good in Rounders, very good show with a class end scene involving Damon and Malkovich.  I would agree that Norton is one of the best around, love him in most films.  I think Denzel is brilliant, the list of films he has been in that I have enjoyed is long, some of which are He Got Game, John Q, Fallen, Inside Man, Deja Vu, Out of Time, The Bone Collector and Man on Fire.
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Post by: AbbeySider on July 31, 2009, 10:22:51 AM
Not a recommendation but does anyone know when that "taking of pelham 123 film is out ? looks good

Denzel is in it, so it will be good.

Not saying he isn't a good actor, but does anyone else think that 75% of Denzel's roles are as an "angry African American on the edge"
(and before someone points out I know he is an African American so he will always play one in a movie but you know what I mean)

There is something a little annoying about Denzel,
He always plays a cool smooth cop / detective...

"im cool... your cool... we're cool..."
Yada shite talk...
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Post by: AbbeySider on July 31, 2009, 10:24:33 AM
I saw Body of Lies last night.

2 hours 8 minutes of the most draw out, predictable and boring film I have seen in ages.
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Post by: lurganblue on August 02, 2009, 02:54:20 PM
i watched Frost vrs Nixon last night.  A slow burning film but i really enjoyed it.  obviously not for everybody though as the wife fell asleep watching it after about 45 mins.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on August 02, 2009, 09:06:38 PM
Has anyone ever seen "Man on Wire" ??

It is a documentary about this mad french man who managed to tight rope walk between the twin towers in the 70's.
Class documentary about the planning behind it all - how they got into the buildings, rigged everything up and then actually carried out their plans.

Thought man on wire was brilliant. Lunatic the guy was. When I saw him practising and doing the stuff about 10ft from the ground I was impressed, but I never actually thought he would do any of that up there - thought it would be a walk across and that was it, but the crazy bugger was out there for half an hour or something stupid like that.
On now on bbc2.
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Post by: Canalman on August 02, 2009, 09:13:55 PM
The original Taking of Pelham 123 is a class flick. Remake cannot surely better it.

Robert Shaw (of Jaws fame) plays the villian brilliantly. Gesundheit!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Nailed On on August 05, 2009, 06:41:15 PM
Have been off work the last couple days so got few some films I had been meaning to watch...

Gran Torino - really really liked this one, Eastwood is a legend though I had to turn the volume right up to hear him half the time!!

Lesbian Vampire Killers - I will never get that 80odd minutes back, pity as I love Gavin and Stacey, this was just tripe.

The Wrestler - liked this one, Rourke was very good, talk about an emotional rollercoaster

Fifty Dead Men Walking - meh



Gonna watch Rise Of The Footsoldier and possibly Cass here, I am in a hooligan mood.
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Post by: SidelineKick on August 05, 2009, 06:45:30 PM
Dumb and Dumber.
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Post by: Galwaybhoy on August 05, 2009, 07:19:08 PM
Have been off work the last couple days so got few some films I had been meaning to watch...

Gran Torino - really really liked this one, Eastwood is a legend though I had to turn the volume right up to hear him half the time!!

Lesbian Vampire Killers - I will never get that 80odd minutes back, pity as I love Gavin and Stacey, this was just tripe.

The Wrestler - liked this one, Rourke was very good, talk about an emotional rollercoaster

Fifty Dead Men Walking - meh



Gonna watch Rise Of The Footsoldier and possibly Cass here, I am in a hooligan mood.

You don't deserve getting those minutes back for the fact you didn't use your common sense and avoid the film in the first place.  :P

Oh and Cass is pretty good, well worth a watch.

Me and the girlfriend rented a few films out the other night, needless to say most of them were shite.  First we saw The Children, a poor horror flick.  Second was In a Dark Place, which was terrible.  Anyone see this?  If not, be thankful and heed my warning, avoid at all costs.  The third film was The Interview starring Steve Buscemi and it was another poor effort.  Oh also if any of you hear of a film called Black Sheep, stay away.
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Post by: pintsofguinness on August 05, 2009, 07:21:01 PM
I didnt really think much of Cass, was disappointed in it actually but Rise of a Foot Soldier is good! Love it.
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Post by: Tony Baloney on August 05, 2009, 07:54:18 PM
Have been off work the last couple days so got few some films I had been meaning to watch...

Gran Torino - really really liked this one, Eastwood is a legend though I had to turn the volume right up to hear him half the time!!

Lesbian Vampire Killers - I will never get that 80odd minutes back, pity as I love Gavin and Stacey, this was just tripe.

The Wrestler - liked this one, Rourke was very good, talk about an emotional rollercoaster

Fifty Dead Men Walking - meh



Gonna watch Rise Of The Footsoldier and possibly Cass here, I am in a hooligan mood.

You don't deserve getting those minutes back for the fact you didn't use your common sense and avoid the film in the first place.  :P

Oh and Cass is pretty good, well worth a watch.

Me and the girlfriend rented a few films out the other night, needless to say most of them were shite.  First we saw The Children, a poor horror flick.  Second was In a Dark Place, which was terrible.  Anyone see this?  If not, be thankful and heed my warning, avoid at all costs.  The third film was The Interview starring Steve Buscemi and it was another poor effort.  Oh also if any of you hear of a film called Black Sheep, stay away.
All in all you picked some winners then!  :P
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on August 05, 2009, 08:44:07 PM
Yeah there was no good new realeases out that I hadn't already seen in the cinema so I went and had a look at some of the older DVDs for rent and we have a habit of renting out films that we have never heard of just because they look and sound good.  Sometimes this plan works, and you end up with an unknown film that very few people know about and turns out to be a great film, but most of the time the films turn out to be shite.  I'm also a huge horror fan, but its very hard to find a good horror film which means you end up watching alot of shite.

Actually we also saw Transsiberian starring Woody Harrelson which was the best film I rented at the weekend.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 05, 2009, 09:01:39 PM
All were probably better than the 20 minutes of Marley and Me I watched on Saturday night. Even the missus didn't rate it!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 05, 2009, 09:02:46 PM
If a film is called "black sheep" you should really know it's going to either a dodgy porno (made in tyrone) or pure shite.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on August 05, 2009, 09:25:25 PM
All were probably better than the 20 minutes of Marley and Me I watched on Saturday night. Even the missus didn't rate it!

 :o

I thought it was brilliant.

I know pint, but twas a horror-comedy so I got it for the laugh.  Come on when I heard there was a film about killer sheep how could I have known it would be terrible. :P
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on August 05, 2009, 09:27:02 PM
All were probably better than the 20 minutes of Marley and Me I watched on Saturday night. Even the missus didn't rate it!

 :o

I thought it was brilliant.



I bet you cried too you big pussy!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on August 05, 2009, 09:34:00 PM
All were probably better than the 20 minutes of Marley and Me I watched on Saturday night. Even the missus didn't rate it!

 :o

I thought it was brilliant.



I bet you cried too you big pussy!

I actually didn't want to see it in the first place but went anyway.  Without spoiling the film how could you not feel a bit sad. :'(  If ya didn't feel a bit emotional LL you have no heart! ;D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on August 05, 2009, 10:11:00 PM
Marley and Me is worth watching for Jennifer Aniston alone.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 05, 2009, 10:54:29 PM
Marley and Me is worth watching for Jennifer Aniston alone.
Jennifer Aniston.....usually the onky reason to watch any of her films....
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 05, 2009, 11:03:34 PM
Marley and Me is worth watching for Jennifer Aniston alone.
Jennifer Aniston.....usually the onky reason to watch any of her films....
I saw a bit of Picture Perfect the other day and in common with all her films she seems to have a problem eating peanuts if you get my point! (.)(.)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 05, 2009, 11:06:54 PM
Marley and Me is worth watching for Jennifer Aniston alone.
Jennifer Aniston.....usually the onky reason to watch any of her films....
I saw a bit of Picture Perfect the other day and in common with all her films she seems to have a problem eating peanuts if you get my point! (.)(.)
Shes famous for that now....just watch any episode of friends and they're always staring back at ya....
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on August 05, 2009, 11:09:03 PM
Every episode of Friends without fail. Must be in her contract or something. I wonder does she ice them up before she starts filming?  :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 05, 2009, 11:13:15 PM
Every episode of Friends without fail. Must be in her contract or something. I wonder does she ice them up before she starts filming?  :D

I dunno.....ice can only last so long...i think more like a freezer....
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on August 05, 2009, 11:18:37 PM
Perhaps they put peanuts down there to get all the horny goats watching............

Ruined it, haven't I?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 05, 2009, 11:22:41 PM
Perhaps they put peanuts down there to get all the horny goats watching............

Ruined it, haven't I?
Hey, whatever you want, its your fantasy :p......good one though....friends ended soon after she donned a bra...coincidence?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on August 05, 2009, 11:28:52 PM
Perhaps they put peanuts down there to get all the horny goats watching............

Ruined it, haven't I?
Hey, whatever you want, its your fantasy :p......good one though....friends ended soon after she donned a bra...coincidence?
That shouldn't matter. I read The Princess and the Pea years ago.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 05, 2009, 11:34:24 PM
Perhaps they put peanuts down there to get all the horny goats watching............

Ruined it, haven't I?
Hey, whatever you want, its your fantasy :p......good one though....friends ended soon after she donned a bra...coincidence?
That shouldn't matter. I read The Princess and the Pea years ago.
???
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on August 05, 2009, 11:35:03 PM
Go read it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 05, 2009, 11:35:55 PM
Go read it.
Done.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on August 06, 2009, 10:03:32 AM
Quote
I saw a bit of Picture Perfect the other day and in common with all her films she seems to have a problem eating peanuts if you get my point! (.)(.)

Hard to beat Anniston and her tight whites.  There was one episode of Friends where she was trying to seduce Joey and get over the whole issue of unconfortability as they were friends and she whipped the bra off from under her top, what a sight.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 06, 2009, 08:19:30 PM
Quote
I saw a bit of Picture Perfect the other day and in common with all her films she seems to have a problem eating peanuts if you get my point! (.)(.)

Hard to beat Anniston and her tight whites.  There was one episode of Friends where she was trying to seduce Joey and get over the whole issue of unconfortability as they were friends and she whipped the bra off from under her top, what a sight.
Friends at its finest.....
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on August 07, 2009, 08:59:00 AM
Seen the Proposal. Its ok.

Films im looking forward to watching on DVD anyone reccommend:
The Dammed United
Fifty Dead Men Walking
Race to Witch Mountain
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on August 07, 2009, 09:03:20 AM
Forget about watching Fifty Dead Men Walking. Horrible film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: SidelineKick on August 07, 2009, 09:18:25 AM
Forget about watching Fifty Dead Men Walking. Horrible film.

Seriously? I was looking forward to watching this. Waste of time?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: full back on August 07, 2009, 09:20:34 AM
50 Dead Men Walking wasnt too bad, watchable
5/10
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 07, 2009, 09:56:15 AM
50 Dead Men Walking wasnt too bad, watchable
5/10

From what I remember it was ok until about half way throuhg then it went a little too hollywood.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Celt_Man on August 07, 2009, 11:47:17 PM
Old School... BBC 1 now... what a show
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: hardstation on August 07, 2009, 11:51:49 PM
Forget about watching Fifty Dead Men Walking. Horrible film.

Seriously? I was looking forward to watching this. Waste of time?
Interesting subject for a film. Crap film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on August 07, 2009, 11:53:03 PM
50 Dead Men Walking wasnt too bad, watchable
5/10

Is that the sequel to 50 First Dates?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 08, 2009, 12:13:00 AM
Seen the Proposal. Its ok.

Films im looking forward to watching on DVD anyone reccommend:
The Dammed United
Fifty Dead Men Walking
Race to Witch Mountain

The Damned United is a top class film and michael sheen is perfect (too perfect at times) at brian cloughie. Longish but worth it.
FDMW- Not bad, but sometimes unconvincing. Overall good enough i enjoyed it!
RTWM- Don't bother......
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on August 08, 2009, 12:17:27 PM
17 Again is out this weekend as well..... i wanta see this.... am i gay?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on August 08, 2009, 12:20:28 PM
Yes Longball.

But I cant talk, I was dragged to see The Proposal last night.  I never remember a time with such a shite selection of films on in the cinema as now.  Anyway I'm a Ryan Reynolds fan ever since Two guys and a girl, but wasn't looking forward to this film, but it turned out to be ok, was watchable and had some very funny parts too.

They also had a preview for New Moon...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on August 08, 2009, 12:23:16 PM
Galwaybhoy im the same was at Cinema thursday night and seen the proposal also a fan of RR since two guys and a girl. FIlm was grand and RR wasnt again with some comedy goal 'barley escaped with my life there'.

Fan of the Twilight series as well, reading the books and have seen the first film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on August 08, 2009, 12:30:01 PM
I didn't want to go see Twilight, I'm a big horror fan but never really liked vampire films and this one I thought looked childish, but my girlfriends friend loved it and she had to see it as well.  She didn't like the film but I was impressed, it was something completely different to any other vampire film I had seen, it was original (yes I know its based on a book) and the storyline was brilliant I though.

So I was excited when I saw the preview for New Moon, looks brilliant, I hope its not a letdown.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longball on August 10, 2009, 10:36:19 AM
Watched 'Mall Cop' at the weekend. was good enough.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 10, 2009, 10:57:03 AM
Watched The Breakfast Club on Sky last night again, classic.  John Hughes left some legacy.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: clarshack on August 10, 2009, 10:59:16 AM
watched the hangover on saturday night - very funny.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on August 10, 2009, 11:38:39 PM
Watched The Breakfast Club on Sky last night again, classic.  John Hughes left some legacy.


I don't like it at all, I mean the fact that the direcotr of the Breakfast club is dead, it is a sign that we are getting old.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: clarshack on August 11, 2009, 01:26:36 PM
after much persuasion i finally watched slumdog millionaire last night. didnt think i would enjoy it but I was happy to be proved wrong.  a very good film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: full back on August 11, 2009, 01:29:29 PM
after much persuasion i finally watched slumdog millionaire last night. didnt think i would enjoy it but I was happy to be proved wrong.  a very good film.

Was the same as yourself but I found it very enjoyable as well, except for the ending ::)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Cowboy Bob on August 11, 2009, 08:21:06 PM
Saw Student House 11 there last night with the wife. Despite not seeing the previous ten we really got into it. Started off with this delightful young blonde girl catching her landlord rifle her knicker drawer and they had nookie on her bed! Then another fella was working out, two girls walked in and they had nookie too! Next scene one of the young girls didn't have the rent to pay the landlord, so they came to an arrangement, with nookie!! Then at the end there was three girls out sunbathing and guess what happened? Nookie!!

Overall very enjoyable, I would  give it a seven out of ten. I am going to peruse the earlier volumes as well now, hopefully they are up to scratch.

Yee ha
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: charlie stubbs on August 11, 2009, 09:48:46 PM
saw the ugly truth the other week very funny
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Nailed On on August 11, 2009, 09:51:39 PM
saw the ugly truth the other week very funny

In the cinema? Who with?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: charlie stubbs on August 11, 2009, 09:57:13 PM
ur very nosey nailed on!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on August 12, 2009, 12:57:46 AM
so bad - it's brilliant


Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on August 12, 2009, 01:50:56 PM
Casino dvd (2 disc version) now on sale at Aldi for E3.99 here in Dublin. Well worth a punt!!!!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 15, 2009, 11:18:41 AM
saw the ugly truth the other week very funny
Seen it in the cinema there during the week, ach it's alright, passed a couple of hours but a very average film, I wouldnt bother with it again.

watched "17 again" and "I love you man" last night, both very good and enjoyable. 
I was surprised with "17 again", thought it'd be shite.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on August 15, 2009, 02:18:39 PM
17 Again is shite. You must be a teenage girl POG if you enjoyed it.

Watched Adventureland and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist recently. Both good enough films and worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 15, 2009, 02:30:47 PM
17 Again is shite. You must be a teenage girl POG if you enjoyed it.

Watched Adventureland and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist recently. Both good enough films and worth a watch.

Must be because I thought it was very funny in places. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: WhoAreYaWhoAreYa! on August 16, 2009, 02:11:14 PM
surely that shark thing is not for real?

At the minute, 'the hangover reigns supreme' but i do wana go see 'funny people' i think it looks good.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Niall Quinn on August 16, 2009, 04:50:05 PM
Funny People is the most misleading title since The Constant Gardener.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AbbeySider on August 16, 2009, 09:52:43 PM
I saw Enchanted on Sky Premier the last night.


Its funny enough in parts! I couldnt believe I sat through it but its not half bad  :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on August 16, 2009, 09:54:36 PM
The woman made me go and see The Ugly Truth the other night..............Pure dung
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Armin Tamzarian on August 17, 2009, 09:20:22 AM
At the weekend i watched:
Know1ng- anyone else see this film. 75% of it is ok the last half hour is crap IMO.

Watchmen- I turned this off to watch entourage. It went on far too long IMO.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on August 17, 2009, 11:42:44 AM


is iron man worth a watch?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tyrone girl on August 17, 2009, 12:06:32 PM
Was gona ask about knowing actually to see if its worth watching. Got it out with another one on sat nite, we only watched the one and they are both due back tonight, if it was any good was gona keep it the extra night and watch it tonight.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: stpauls on August 17, 2009, 12:28:57 PM
Knowing is a great movie until the last half hour, then it becomes complete nonsense!! i enjoyed Iron Man, though i am a fairly big comic book fan, so it may not suit every one.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Armin Tamzarian on August 17, 2009, 12:45:25 PM
Knowing is a great movie until the last half hour, then it becomes complete nonsense!! i enjoyed Iron Man, though i am a fairly big comic book fan, so it may not suit every one.

I agree completely with the this re knowing, stpauls. see my eariler comment. i actually felt a little embarrassed watching last half hour it was that bad. i wouldnt watch it again.

21 a good film, have seen it before but watched it again last nite.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Celt_Man on August 17, 2009, 12:47:02 PM


is iron man worth a watch?

Yea it's definitely worth a watch... nothing take it's too serious unlike Transformers 2 but it's very enjoyable and Robert Downey Jr is very good in the lead role
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: SLIGONIAN on August 17, 2009, 01:16:29 PM
At the weekend i watched:
Know1ng- anyone else see this film. 75% of it is ok the last half hour is crap IMO.

Watchmen- I turned this off to watch entourage. It went on far too long IMO.

I thought the exact same, actually swtched off with 30mins to go, just got bored but it was ok first 60mins but i knew how it was gonna end.

Watchmen is long but I thought it was ok, wouldnt watch again only to watch un arabed version ;)

Ironman is good but overrated aswell, Downey carries the movie, hope for a better baddie and more action in the sequel.

Ya watched 21 again last myself, good show surely.

Seen what happens in vegas and was suprised, it was very funny..

Up is very good, Night at the museum 2 was entertaining, thought Austrailia was vey good, dealt with lots of thorny issue like racism and had good story, Ice age 3 is class, and I love you man is good,

There all the films ive seen on Dvd recently.

Anyone heard of AVATAR? Cant wait for it to come out.......james cameron and 3-D....gonna blow our minds i reckon..
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on August 17, 2009, 01:18:29 PM
Got Man on Wire on Blu-Ray at the weekend. Didn't think I would enjoy it, but it was first class. A very enjoy and interesting watching. Your man Phillipe is not wise in the head!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on August 17, 2009, 01:51:45 PM
what exactly is blue ray ?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on August 17, 2009, 02:12:50 PM
what exactly is blue ray ?

One of Ziggy's "other" kind of films  ;)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: clarshack on August 18, 2009, 09:59:40 AM
Knowing is a great movie until the last half hour, then it becomes complete nonsense!! i enjoyed Iron Man, though i am a fairly big comic book fan, so it may not suit every one.

from the first few minutes it is obvious that it is going to end up about aliens. cant understand why people didnt see it coming. ???
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on August 18, 2009, 10:02:09 AM
Knowing is a great movie until the last half hour, then it becomes complete nonsense!! i enjoyed Iron Man, though i am a fairly big comic book fan, so it may not suit every one.

from the first few minutes it is obvious that it is going to end up about aliens. cant understand why people didnt see it coming. ???

Not everyone has seen the film, why do you feel the need to ruin it on others ::)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Armin Tamzarian on August 18, 2009, 10:06:18 AM
Brillant love when people spoil the end of movies.
:D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: clarshack on August 18, 2009, 10:17:50 AM
Knowing is a great movie until the last half hour, then it becomes complete nonsense!! i enjoyed Iron Man, though i am a fairly big comic book fan, so it may not suit every one.

from the first few minutes it is obvious that it is going to end up about aliens. cant understand why people didnt see it coming. ???

Not everyone has seen the film, why do you feel the need to ruin it on others ::)

cos from what is being said about the film not many more people are going to watch it plus saying a film is about aliens is hardly spoiling it  ???

where do you stop? i'm sure there are people out there who still havent seen the sixth sense so is no one ever allowed to talk about it in case they spoil it for somebody?

knowing was out in the cinema a good while ago and must be out on dvd a few weeks now. what is a sufficient period of time to allow everyone to see it before commenting on it?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on August 18, 2009, 11:34:14 AM
Star Trek is a thrill ride from start to finish, im a big Star Wars fan and loved some of the Trek movies especially undiscovered, and first contact.

I went with a mate who hates spaceship movies as he calls them, but he enjoyed it. The story is fun and fast paced, one of girls on the bridge is super hot, great special effects aswell, how good were the actors playing spock and kirk, fair play. JJ Abrahams can do no wrong it seems.

Watched Pineapple express last night aswell, cracking show, ridiculus scenarios but hilarious stuff :D.
I thought pineapple express was one of the most boring 'comedies' i've ever seen, maybe i'm getting too old for that type of thing anymore, but i don't remember one mildly amusing moment.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on August 18, 2009, 11:54:56 AM
Knowing is a great movie until the last half hour, then it becomes complete nonsense!! i enjoyed Iron Man, though i am a fairly big comic book fan, so it may not suit every one.

from the first few minutes it is obvious that it is going to end up about aliens. cant understand why people didnt see it coming. ???

Not everyone has seen the film, why do you feel the need to ruin it on others ::)

cos from what is being said about the film not many more people are going to watch it plus saying a film is about aliens is hardly spoiling it  ???

where do you stop? i'm sure there are people out there who still havent seen the sixth sense so is no one ever allowed to talk about it in case they spoil it for somebody?

knowing was out in the cinema a good while ago and must be out on dvd a few weeks now. what is a sufficient period of time to allow everyone to see it before commenting on it?

Just a quick reminder that this is called the "Movie reccomendations" thread it is not called the "Give away the endings of movies" thread. So the trick to it is recomend a movie, say it is good or bad and move on. Feel free to disagree with someone about whether a movie is good or bad but do not give away the endings of movies.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on August 18, 2009, 12:36:54 PM
Knowing is a great movie until the last half hour, then it becomes complete nonsense!! i enjoyed Iron Man, though i am a fairly big comic book fan, so it may not suit every one.

from the first few minutes it is obvious that it is going to end up about aliens. cant understand why people didnt see it coming. ???

Not everyone has seen the film, why do you feel the need to ruin it on others ::)

cos from what is being said about the film not many more people are going to watch it plus saying a film is about aliens is hardly spoiling it  ???

where do you stop? i'm sure there are people out there who still havent seen the sixth sense so is no one ever allowed to talk about it in case they spoil it for somebody?

knowing was out in the cinema a good while ago and must be out on dvd a few weeks now. what is a sufficient period of time to allow everyone to see it before commenting on it?

What are you talking about?  You can comment and review a film without giving away important plot points.  The point of the thread is to reccomend films.  I don't care about Knowing, I don't plan on watching it anyway, but I don't want to come into this thread with the intention of reading about what others think of different films only to have the ending ruined for me.

Infact spoiling films goes against the whole point of the thread, which is to read about what films are worth watching.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 18, 2009, 01:19:30 PM
*************NO SPOILERS HERE PLEASE*************

If you can't write about a movie without giving away the ending/the plot then you are a numbskull and should go ply your trade on Hoganstand.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 18, 2009, 02:18:48 PM
Star Trek is a thrill ride from start to finish, im a big Star Wars fan and loved some of the Trek movies especially undiscovered, and first contact.

I went with a mate who hates spaceship movies as he calls them, but he enjoyed it. The story is fun and fast paced, one of girls on the bridge is super hot, great special effects aswell, how good were the actors playing spock and kirk, fair play. JJ Abrahams can do no wrong it seems.

Watched Pineapple express last night aswell, cracking show, ridiculus scenarios but hilarious stuff :D.
I thought pineapple express was one of the most boring 'comedies' i've ever seen, maybe i'm getting too old for that type of thing anymore, but i don't remember one mildly amusing moment.
Pineapple Express is a "There's no one-liners but we have Seth Rogen who can look funny without doing anything" movie. And it works! Everything him and James Franco do seems hilarious.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tbrick18 on August 18, 2009, 03:43:42 PM
Star Trek is a thrill ride from start to finish, im a big Star Wars fan and loved some of the Trek movies especially undiscovered, and first contact.

I went with a mate who hates spaceship movies as he calls them, but he enjoyed it. The story is fun and fast paced, one of girls on the bridge is super hot, great special effects aswell, how good were the actors playing spock and kirk, fair play. JJ Abrahams can do no wrong it seems.

Watched Pineapple express last night aswell, cracking show, ridiculus scenarios but hilarious stuff :D.
I thought pineapple express was one of the most boring 'comedies' i've ever seen, maybe i'm getting too old for that type of thing anymore, but i don't remember one mildly amusing moment.

I thought Pineapple Express was terrible too...and I agree with everyon on The knowing.
Been a while since i've seen a really good new film, though I dont get to the cinema too often.
Has anyone seen the 3rd Underworld film? Liked the first 2, but the fact that Kate Beckinsale isnt in the 3rd has put me off a bit.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 18, 2009, 03:59:50 PM
------------------------SPOILER----------ALERT---------------------------------

In Marley and Me they learn a lesson in the end.........
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Denn Forever on August 19, 2009, 08:57:45 AM
Went to The Ugly Truth last night. 

I don't think it was as good as The Proposal as it spent a long time setting things up but there some laugh out loud moments.

The best was the When Harry met Sally esque moment.


Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Rois on August 19, 2009, 10:50:50 AM
Coco Avant Chanel - went to see it last Friday and for a foreign film I enjoyed it.  Rather girlie but very watchable. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on August 19, 2009, 10:58:05 AM
Mesrine (Part 1): Killer Instinct

Great gangster movie, in French with subtitles; a lot of violence, but that only mirrors the reality of Mesrine's life. Some boyo he was.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: SLIGONIAN on August 19, 2009, 11:08:40 AM
------------------------SPOILER----------ALERT---------------------------------

In Marley and Me they learn a lesson in the end.........

I wouldnt recommend it, not for the feight hearted...... :-\
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: na cleirigh on August 20, 2009, 04:05:30 PM
Went to see 'Time Travellers wife' the other night. It was ok. Sorry funny concept but there you go.

Also was made watch Mama Mia last night. PB cannot sing for a start. But it wasn't that bad of a film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 20, 2009, 04:07:15 PM
Went to see 'Time Travellers wife' the other night. It was ok. Sorry funny concept but there you go.

Also was made watch Mama Mia last night. PB cannot sing for a start. But it wasn't that bad of a film.
what? Ah I watched the first ten minutes and would slit my writs if I had to sit through the whole lot!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: na cleirigh on August 20, 2009, 04:20:42 PM
Went to see 'Time Travellers wife' the other night. It was ok. Sorry funny concept but there you go.

Also was made watch Mama Mia last night. PB cannot sing for a start. But it wasn't that bad of a film.
what? Ah I watched the first ten minutes and would slit my writs if I had to sit through the whole lot!

:D I was considering the worst film ever. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Think next film i'll be watching will be 17 again. Its got some good reviews on here.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 20, 2009, 04:29:56 PM
Went to see 'Time Travellers wife' the other night. It was ok. Sorry funny concept but there you go.

Also was made watch Mama Mia last night. PB cannot sing for a start. But it wasn't that bad of a film.
what? Ah I watched the first ten minutes and would slit my writs if I had to sit through the whole lot!

:D I was considering the worst film ever. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Think next film i'll be watching will be 17 again. Its got some good reviews on here.
Yeah, 17 again isnt bad, few laughs, I thought anyway.  Apparently if you like it though you're a teenage girl so I dont know.  I dont know what you are for liking mamma mia.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Agnes Dipesto on August 20, 2009, 10:39:39 PM
Mamma Mia is watchable even though half of them haven't a note. I watched the Hangover at the weekend and thought it was good.

I am really looking forward to the new Twilight movie New Moon coming out.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Never beat the deeler on August 20, 2009, 10:54:12 PM
Saw District 9 the other nite... Very strange movie - one of those you come away wondering WTF?!

But I found it enjoyable none the less. Thought it was quite innovative
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 21, 2009, 12:05:49 PM
District 9 was an....odd movie. The lead was extrordinary is his role, he was truly believable and was integral in  making the film what it is. The action of the movie carried it on and was very good
Not bad, I saw one magazine call it an Oscar contender.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on August 21, 2009, 12:34:56 PM

The Happening... terrible acting, weird film, watched it till the end though to see what happens... wouldn't reccomend it!
Would have to say The Happening is as bad a movie as I've ever watched from start to finish.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 21, 2009, 12:38:37 PM

The Happening... terrible acting, weird film, watched it till the end though to see what happens... wouldn't reccomend it!
Would have to say The Happening is as bad a movie as I've ever watched from start to finish.
It won an Anti-Oscar.....It's a real thing!
It was truly awful..heres comes a rant...
First of all the movie starts with people dying, and no great panic. Then mark Wahlberg comes along and adds nothing to the story apart from being mildly surprised millions are killing themselves and proclaims himself the saver of everyone. And the twist? The whole story is revealed within an hour! Lastly, the token crazy old woman is the WORST. CHARACTER. EVER.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: full back on August 21, 2009, 12:42:55 PM
Couldnt be bothered reading back through thread............what is 'I Love You Man' like?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 21, 2009, 12:45:31 PM
Couldnt be bothered reading back through thread............what is 'I Love You Man' like?
There's a few funny bits but I didn't think it was that good. It was ok but could have been a lot better.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: playwiththewind1st on August 21, 2009, 12:46:18 PM
Mesrine (Part 1): Killer Instinct

Great gangster movie, in French with subtitles; a lot of violence, but that only mirrors the reality of Mesrine's life. Some boyo he was.

Saw it last Saturday.....good film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on August 21, 2009, 02:05:28 PM

The Happening... terrible acting, weird film, watched it till the end though to see what happens... wouldn't reccomend it!
Would have to say The Happening is as bad a movie as I've ever watched from start to finish.
It won an Anti-Oscar.....It's a real thing!
It was truly awful..heres comes a rant...
First of all the movie starts with people dying, and no great panic. Then mark Wahlberg comes along and adds nothing to the story apart from being mildly surprised millions are killing themselves and proclaims himself the saver of everyone. And the twist? The whole story is revealed within an hour! Lastly, the token crazy old woman is the WORST. CHARACTER. EVER.
I'll second that.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on August 21, 2009, 02:06:47 PM
Couldnt be bothered reading back through thread............what is 'I Love You Man' like?

Watchable
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: full back on August 21, 2009, 02:08:17 PM
Couldnt be bothered reading back through thread............what is 'I Love You Man' like?

Watchable

By the sounds of you & EP, looks like it will be BB tonight
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on August 21, 2009, 02:15:55 PM
Mesrine (Part 1): Killer Instinct

Great gangster movie, in French with subtitles; a lot of violence, but that only mirrors the reality of Mesrine's life. Some boyo he was.

Saw it last Saturday.....good film.

Aye. Part 2, Public Enemy Number One, is out next Friday, and looking forward to seeing that.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: playwiththewind1st on August 21, 2009, 03:50:18 PM
Mesrine (Part 1): Killer Instinct

Great gangster movie, in French with subtitles; a lot of violence, but that only mirrors the reality of Mesrine's life. Some boyo he was.

Saw it last Saturday.....good film.

Aye. Part 2, Public Enemy Number One, is out next Friday, and looking forward to seeing that.

Might take it in, on the basis of the 1st film. Mrs Playwiththewind not overly impressed last week - she doesn't like too much violence, so is neither keen on French gangster movies, or hurling for that matter.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: DennistheMenace on August 21, 2009, 04:10:31 PM
Forrest Gump - One of my favourite movies of our generation. 9.9/10
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 21, 2009, 11:18:53 PM
Forrest Gump - One of my favourite movies of our generation. 9.9/10
What a film. Heard good things about it but was unsure until I wastched it. Absolute movie brilliance, Tom Hanks was perfect as Forrest. Even an Oscar Nominated film has tried to copy the basic theme!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on August 22, 2009, 12:14:05 AM
Just back from Inglourious Basterds. Brilliant film. Vintage Quentin. Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz were first class in it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on August 22, 2009, 01:30:31 AM
Basterds is Typical Tarantino, some funny moments in it. Waltz was very good, acting in 4 different languages is pretty impressive.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 22, 2009, 01:32:22 AM
Just rented The Damned United there. Its actually fairy good yere man Sheen is very good as Clough. I'd recommend this anyday.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 22, 2009, 09:29:52 PM
The Constant Gardener on itv now is a decent show.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tbrick18 on August 23, 2009, 12:51:01 PM
I thought the Constant Gardener was a terrible film...very slow and depressing.
I watched Babel last night with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. I thought it was excellent.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 23, 2009, 01:02:48 PM
I thought the Constant Gardener was a terrible film...very slow and depressing.
I watched Babel last night with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. I thought it was excellent.
Watch High School Musical if you don't like movies dealing with depressing issues.

In contrast I thought Babel was self-indulgent shit. Trying too hard to be profound I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on August 23, 2009, 02:22:35 PM
Got the new Coen Bros flick out on DVD..... Burn after Reading. Very average imo and not worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 23, 2009, 02:27:41 PM
It got a fair bit of love on here but, like yourself, I wouldn't rate it.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: pintsofguinness on August 23, 2009, 02:28:32 PM
Didnt like it either
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on August 23, 2009, 08:27:17 PM
Mesrine (Part 1): Killer Instinct

Great gangster movie, in French with subtitles; a lot of violence, but that only mirrors the reality of Mesrine's life. Some boyo he was.

Saw it last Saturday.....good film.

Aye. Part 2, Public Enemy Number One, is out next Friday, and looking forward to seeing that.

Might take it in, on the basis of the 1st film. Mrs Playwiththewind not overly impressed last week - she doesn't like too much violence, so is neither keen on French gangster movies, or hurling for that matter.

I watched nr 2 last night.
Still a great gripping gangster movie. As good as you can get.
This is not a spoiler.
The filmmakers a few times decided to let you know in part 2 how it ended. Maybe they even showed the ending in part1
When you get to the end part of the film, for about 15 minutes you have a razor sharp tension gradually built up and brilliantly translated to screen
But it is a bit like watching a recording of a gripping football game on TV and some idiot decides to shout out who won.

Vincent Cassel gives an outstanding performance as Mesrine.

Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on August 24, 2009, 01:06:24 AM
Yes I think the ending has already been given away in part 1. It won't take away from the film I think. I assume most French people know how it ends as it is a true story. It is a bit like watching The General or Ordinary Decent Criminal for them.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: tbrick18 on August 24, 2009, 10:13:32 AM
I thought the Constant Gardener was a terrible film...very slow and depressing.
I watched Babel last night with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. I thought it was excellent.
Watch High School Musical if you don't like movies dealing with depressing issues.

In contrast I thought Babel was self-indulgent shit. Trying too hard to be profound I'm afraid.

Its hard to beat teenagers singing and dancing....I love a good musical!
I cant see how you though Babel was any more self-indulgent than Constant Gardener?
I thought the story in Babel was good, and the acting very good.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: playwiththewind1st on August 24, 2009, 01:10:02 PM
Yes I think the ending has already been given away in part 1. It won't take away from the film I think. I assume most French people know how it ends as it is a true story. It is a bit like watching The General or Ordinary Decent Criminal for them.

Are the opening 5 mins of part 1 not a preview of how it all ends up?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on August 24, 2009, 02:06:27 PM
Yes and that preview is shown at least one time in part 2.

I suppose it is some anti delusional/anti bourgeois filmmaking technique to remind us of the inevitable fate that awaited Jacques as the consequence for his actions ::)
Maybe many in France knew the gangsters fate but how many would have known the details of how the end came about?
however it is only a very small gripe to have overall about the film.






Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on August 26, 2009, 02:44:25 PM
Got The Wrestler out last night. Very average imo and not worthy of the hype. E2 for all dvds in Chartbusters if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Sigerson on August 26, 2009, 02:49:25 PM
Got The Wrestler out last night. Very average imo and not worthy of the hype. E2 for all dvds in Chartbusters if anyone is interested.

Agreed. O'Rourke gives a good performance thou and I think this is where most of the 'hype' comes from not the actual story line.

I have 50 Dead Men Walking booked for this weekend, have heard mixed reports.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 27, 2009, 07:55:23 PM
Saw Funny People last night. Not much to say on this except, the name is misleading. Seth Rogen is funny though.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 27, 2009, 08:56:42 PM
Saw Funny People last night. Not much to say on this except, the name is misleading. Seth Rogen is funny though.
It seems like Rogen and Apatow are having a bit of a lean spell. I can't remember the last decent movie from either of them. Forgetting Sarah Marshall maybe. Didn't rate Pineapple Express.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on August 28, 2009, 12:10:39 AM
Got The Wrestler out last night. Very average imo and not worthy of the hype. E2 for all dvds in Chartbusters if anyone is interested.
i liked it, especially the computer game.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on August 28, 2009, 12:35:00 AM
Saw Funny People last night. Not much to say on this except, the name is misleading. Seth Rogen is funny though.
It seems like Rogen and Apatow are having a bit of a lean spell. I can't remember the last decent movie from either of them. Forgetting Sarah Marshall maybe. Didn't rate Pineapple Express.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno was good.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AbbeySider on August 28, 2009, 09:47:22 AM
Saw Funny People last night. Not much to say on this except, the name is misleading. Seth Rogen is funny though.
It seems like Rogen and Apatow are having a bit of a lean spell. I can't remember the last decent movie from either of them. Forgetting Sarah Marshall maybe. Didn't rate Pineapple Express.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno was good.

Weird... I saw that this week. Its a good laugh!
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on August 28, 2009, 12:25:02 PM
Got The Wrestler out last night. Very average imo and not worthy of the hype. E2 for all dvds in Chartbusters if anyone is interested.

Agreed. O'Rourke gives a good performance thou and I think this is where most of the 'hype' comes from not the actual story line.

I have 50 Dead Men Walking booked for this weekend, have heard mixed reports.
thought the wrestler was a great film
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AbbeySider on August 28, 2009, 01:26:29 PM
Got The Wrestler out last night. Very average imo and not worthy of the hype. E2 for all dvds in Chartbusters if anyone is interested.

Agreed. O'Rourke gives a good performance thou and I think this is where most of the 'hype' comes from not the actual story line.

...
thought the wrestler was a great film

The Wrestler is downbeat, slow moving, depressing and tragic.
A great film, O Rourke is brilliant in it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 28, 2009, 06:29:35 PM
Saw Funny People last night. Not much to say on this except, the name is misleading. Seth Rogen is funny though.
It seems like Rogen and Apatow are having a bit of a lean spell. I can't remember the last decent movie from either of them. Forgetting Sarah Marshall maybe. Didn't rate Pineapple Express.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno was good.

Weird... I saw that this week. Its a good laugh!
It is hilarious in parts but there is that one scene which just makes you gag....
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on August 28, 2009, 10:20:27 PM
Saw Funny People last night. Not much to say on this except, the name is misleading. Seth Rogen is funny though.
It seems like Rogen and Apatow are having a bit of a lean spell. I can't remember the last decent movie from either of them. Forgetting Sarah Marshall maybe. Didn't rate Pineapple Express.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno was good.
started okay, few decent laughs, but went downhill badly for the last hour or so - i thought.  Forgetting Sarah Marshall was enjoyable, but that was really down to Brand.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on August 28, 2009, 10:53:52 PM
Saw Funny People last night. Not much to say on this except, the name is misleading. Seth Rogen is funny though.

Just back from seeing this film. Jesus, I thought it would never finish. Bored the whole way through it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 28, 2009, 11:19:39 PM
Saw Funny People last night. Not much to say on this except, the name is misleading. Seth Rogen is funny though.

Just back from seeing this film. Jesus, I thought it would never finish. Bored the whole way through it.
The type of movie where you look at your watch more than the actual film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: WhoAreYaWhoAreYa! on August 29, 2009, 11:29:53 AM
Went to see it last night, brutal. I was really dissapointed. The story just dragged on and on. We left early. I had high hopes for it, because of the cast. It had some good wee lines in it, slaggin the yo teach guy abut his dead grandad, slaggin the doctor about his accent etc. But there wasnt enough of them. Highlight of the film probably the scene with Ray Romano and Eminem, it was funny.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on August 29, 2009, 11:59:10 AM
Thought Zack and Miri was a load of balls.

Spin off to Forgetting Sarah Marshall coming out next year called "Get Him To The Greek" staring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill. Load of cameo's from big music stars as well. Forgetting Sarah Marshall was good and was very surprised by Russell Brand in it. Hopefully more of the same from this one as its the same character.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on August 29, 2009, 12:09:56 PM
Went to see it last night, brutal. I was really dissapointed. The story just dragged on and on. We left early. I had high hopes for it, because of the cast. It had some good wee lines in it, slaggin the yo teach guy abut his dead grandad, slaggin the doctor about his accent etc. But there wasnt enough of them. Highlight of the film probably the scene with Ray Romano and Eminem, it was funny.

You named the only three funny scenes in the entire film.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on August 29, 2009, 12:16:17 PM
What did your brothers woman think of the film last night Ziggy?  ;)
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on August 29, 2009, 12:43:21 PM
What did your brothers woman think of the film last night Ziggy?  ;)

Didn't know she was at it, are you following her around?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on August 29, 2009, 04:32:26 PM
Hurt Locker is the best movie in the cineams at the moment in my opinion. It is about a US bomb disposal team in Iraq. It is highly recomended by Capt  Pat, a proper movie unlike Tarantinos latest effort.

It got great review on rotten tomatoes but check out the review of the one critic on this page to go agianst the flow, basically the movie is rubbish according to this rebel without a cause.

http://ie.rottentomatoes.com/m/hurt_locker/?page=2&critic=approved&sortby=date&name_order=asc&view=#contentReviews

It happens sometimes that you think a movie is rubbish that everyone else says is great. It was like that for me with the last Batman movie which I thought was way too long and boring.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on September 02, 2009, 12:12:23 PM
Went to Inglourious Basterds last night. Not a QT fan by any means (am seemingly in a minority of 1 in thinking Pulp Fiction was overrated) but enjoyed IB. Has its flaws but watchable all the same.
Must have one of the best screen villians of all time in it......"The Jewhunter". A tad gory in places but more of a "talky" than an action flick.

Cinema was packed by the way.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on September 02, 2009, 10:37:20 PM
Watched The Damned United tonight there. Very good film. Best I have seen in a while. Michael Sheen is very good. Might have to watch Frost/Nixon after his performance in The Damned United.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 02, 2009, 10:58:54 PM
Watched The Damned United tonight there. Very good film. Best I have seen in a while. Michael Sheen is very good. Might have to watch Frost/Nixon after his performance in The Damned United.
I take it this is out on dvd? Must watch this some night I get the wife out of the house.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on September 02, 2009, 11:45:37 PM
There's a good torrent of the Damned Utd.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Norf Tyrone on September 03, 2009, 01:59:54 AM
There's a good torrent of the Damned Utd.


Will you dig it out and PM me O'Neill? Please?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: FL/MAYO on September 03, 2009, 03:02:32 AM
There's a good torrent of the Damned Utd.


Will you dig it out and PM me O'Neill? Please?

me to..thanks
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Archie Mitchell on September 03, 2009, 05:13:21 PM
Downloaded it. Its out on DVD as well so was able to get a good DVdrip torrent of it.

http://www.torrentz.com/487fb42ae9c570f572d1540df8a0e2ca28c330b2 (http://www.torrentz.com/487fb42ae9c570f572d1540df8a0e2ca28c330b2)

Take your pick from any on the above link.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: screenexile on September 03, 2009, 05:25:39 PM
Just finished watching it there it's an excellent film I enjoyed it. None of it's true though as John Giles says though! ;D ;D

Anyway I have a good streaming link of divx quality if anyone can't be assed downloading it

http://www.divxden.com/p3z16v3ymnf8/qfn-tdu.avi.html
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Doogie Browser on September 04, 2009, 10:14:10 AM
Finally watched it myself last night, what a show.  To paraphrase Cloughie, 'I wouldn't say it was the best film about football, but it is in the top one'

As well cast a film as I have seen, Michael Sheen was fantastic he even made 'The Queen' an enjoyable film!  I have yet to see Timothy Spall in a bad role, ever since his days as Barry the Brummie in AUF PET he has been brilliant.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longrunsthefox on September 04, 2009, 10:21:28 AM
Went to Inglourious Basterds last night. Not a QT fan by any means (am seemingly in a minority of 1 in thinking Pulp Fiction was overrated) but enjoyed IB. Has its flaws but watchable all the same.
Must have one of the best screen villians of all time in it......"The Jewhunter". A tad gory in places but more of a "talky" than an action flick.

Cinema was packed by the way.

you are not joking about the Jewhunter..  very funny at times too... Ah! bingo  :D.  ... thought the bar scene dragged out a wee bit tho. Still... highly recomended film. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the black humour was class
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on September 04, 2009, 11:55:42 PM
Watched 'Tyson' again tonight. - http://www.wisevid.com/view_video.php?viewkey=ffrrnit76g17z6759595#

V underrated.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: mc_grens on September 05, 2009, 10:12:20 AM
Can't recommend the Hurt Locker enough lads. Great movie.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Celt_Man on September 05, 2009, 11:32:19 PM
Looking to watch a good film tonight, nothing too heavy just to pass the time?  Anyone got a good shout?

Also saw Red Dawn last night, very good movie if maybe some of the battle scenes are a little far fetched... Just saw that a remark is in the pipes due out next year which will be very interesting
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 05, 2009, 11:43:40 PM
Anyone see District 9 yet?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Celt_Man on September 05, 2009, 11:45:16 PM
Anyone see District 9 yet?

No, looking for a high quality version of it online as we speak...
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 05, 2009, 11:46:24 PM
I downloaded a ok version from piratebay..I haven't watched it yet but the video/audio quality seems ok
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Celt_Man on September 05, 2009, 11:53:17 PM
I downloaded a ok version from piratebay..I haven't watched it yet but the video/audio quality seems ok

not arsed downloading it, the bloody thing would be out on dvd by the time I'd have it fully downloaded... I'm all about the streaming..
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 05, 2009, 11:57:43 PM
Looking to watch a good film tonight, nothing too heavy just to pass the time?  Anyone got a good shout?

Also saw Red Dawn last night, very good movie if maybe some of the battle scenes are a little far fetched... Just saw that a remark is in the pipes due out next year which will be very interesting
Wha? Has Red Dawn been remade, cos surely you're not talking about the early 80s original with Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 06, 2009, 12:01:07 AM
f**k I hate Al Pacino in The Devil's Advocate.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Celt_Man on September 06, 2009, 12:04:42 AM
Looking to watch a good film tonight, nothing too heavy just to pass the time?  Anyone got a good shout?

Also saw Red Dawn last night, very good movie if maybe some of the battle scenes are a little far fetched... Just saw that a remark is in the pipes due out next year which will be very interesting
Wha? Has Red Dawn been remade, cos surely you're not talking about the early 80s original with Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen?

Yea saw the 80's Red Dawn last night, bit of a cult flick - enjoyable.
and yep they are remaking it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dawn#Remake
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on September 06, 2009, 12:13:38 AM
Anyone see District 9 yet?

Yes, 8.6 out of 10 on imdb. I however ultimately fell asleep during it, there may have been otheer reasons for that. It was quite good film though, a unique idea, the lead actor was the directors high school freind who was not a professional actor.

My professional opinion is go see Hurt Locker instead.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on September 06, 2009, 11:57:40 PM
Anyone see District 9 yet?

Saw it tonight. Interesting film, but nowhere as good as it is hyped up to be. Enjoyable all the same, but takes a long time to get going.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Bogball XV on September 11, 2009, 10:58:53 PM
District 9, good idea, could have been really good, but ultimately fell well short.  Worth watching, but i'd wait for the dvd, presume there'll be more of them and they could potentially be better.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Eastern_Pride on September 14, 2009, 08:38:31 PM
Personally I really enjoyed District 9, became confusing in parts but the main exchanges between the prawn and Wikus were engaging. The story behind the story (District 6) was an intersting take but could have been better exploited. Better than Inglorious Basterds anyday though.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: face.that.ball on September 16, 2009, 12:39:40 PM
seen that 500 days of summer......chick flicks not really my thing and id be cynical at the best of times but came out pleasantly suprised.......and a good soundtrack is always an added bonus.

also, matthew mcconaughey isn't in it :D
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Dinny Breen on September 16, 2009, 12:53:55 PM
I'd recommend District 9, avoided the hype so had no expectations.. But as he'll be back in 3 years expect District 10 next summer....
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AbbeySider on September 16, 2009, 02:15:55 PM
seen that 500 days of summer......chick flicks not really my thing and id be cynical at the best of times but came out pleasantly suprised.......and a good soundtrack is always an added bonus.

also, matthew mcconaughey isn't in it :D

It was terrible. Awful awful stuff.
I nearly walked out
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on September 16, 2009, 02:18:17 PM
seen that 500 days of summer......chick flicks not really my thing and id be cynical at the best of times but came out pleasantly suprised.......and a good soundtrack is always an added bonus.

also, matthew mcconaughey isn't in it :D

I heard it was meant to be good and was thinking of heading to see it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: face.that.ball on September 16, 2009, 03:43:37 PM
seen that 500 days of summer......chick flicks not really my thing and id be cynical at the best of times but came out pleasantly suprised.......and a good soundtrack is always an added bonus.

also, matthew mcconaughey isn't in it :D

It was terrible. Awful awful stuff.
I nearly walked out


....ok its not goin to win any oscars or set the world alight but its still a solid 7 outta 10.  As i said compared to the usual tedious drivel that the women usually take you to see this is a nice spin on the rom com genre
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: AbbeySider on September 16, 2009, 04:40:53 PM
....ok its not goin to win any oscars or set the world alight but its still a solid 7 outta 10.  As i said compared to the usual tedious drivel that the women usually take you to see this is a nice spin on the rom com genre

It dragged, and dragged and dragged. Nothing happens in this film.
A detached, confused, emotionless bitch treats a nice guy badly. Big deal.

Watching some looser with no pride moping around the screen irked me.
Felt like giving him a good kick in the hole.

Even the other half thought it was woeful stuff, and believe me when I tell you, she is into her chick flicks.

The reviews are hot air. Its pointless, has no plot, no moral, and you couldnt care less what happens to the lead male in the film because he its a bit of a pussy. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Capt Pat on September 23, 2009, 12:33:24 AM
To cut a long story short
The final destination 3D 6.5 out of 10
Adventure Land 7 out of 10
Gamer7.5 out of 10. It is not oscar material but you know what you are going to get.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: omagh_gael on September 23, 2009, 07:46:59 AM
Although not a recent movie, my favourite of all time and one that I always recommend is eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. I don't know what it is that gets me so much but i think it's absoluetly great.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: blewuporstuffed on September 23, 2009, 08:04:20 AM
anyone seen the hurt locker yet?
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Canalman on September 23, 2009, 09:44:51 AM
2 recent DVDs rented

The Damned United.................. brilliant flick.

Angels and Demons..................... pure dung. AVOID.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: longrunsthefox on September 27, 2009, 03:12:54 PM
Watched Damned United last night. was good but I wouldn't say it was brilliant. they took a few liberties with the truth. Revie comes across as not  a nice guy. Is worth watching... the relationship between Clough and Taylor was fascinating. Yer man acting as Clough was very good. Some memories for an old fox too. Dave Mackay, Bremner, Giles etc... Clough was some character. Didn't know whether love him or hate him ... incredible what he achieved with Derby and Forest.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ONeill on September 27, 2009, 03:59:11 PM
Had a look at Bad Santa a couple of nights ago. Some good laughs. Still laughing. Ha.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: leenie on September 28, 2009, 11:59:43 AM


watched tropic thunder last night... thought it was quite funny... Robert Downey jr made it as did the cameo from tom cruise.

and  for your consideration... again was quite good but then i'm a big fan of Christopher guest.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on September 28, 2009, 12:54:13 PM
Caught the tail end of For Your Consideration last night. Rippin' I've missed it again!!



Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Cillo on September 28, 2009, 01:17:14 PM
At the weekend I watched:

Yes Man- Thought it was very good. Funny. Typical Jim Carey film.

50 Dead Men Walking- good to average. Worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: ziggysego on September 28, 2009, 01:18:45 PM
Read Yes Man the book, fantastic reading. Don't know if I want to see the film now, as I know it wouldn't live up to it.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Billys Boots on September 28, 2009, 01:35:48 PM
Watched 'In the Loop' the other night - some funny bits alright, kind of 'Yes Minister' with no manners. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: nrico2006 on September 28, 2009, 03:07:24 PM
Watched 17 again and Watchmen at the weekend.  17 again was dung, Watchmen was surprisingly entertaining. 
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Galwaybhoy on September 29, 2009, 10:23:01 AM
The Informant is worth a watch.  Though some might find it boring.
Title: Re: Movie reccomendations
Post by: Main Street on September 29, 2009, 11:05:40 AM
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