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Watched Any Good Films Lately?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by longk, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. longk

    longk Total Gardener

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    As per the title. It could have been at home, at the flicks, on DVD, on the box etc, etc.

    The reason that I ask is that I watched The Lives Of Others last night and thought that it was incredible...................


    Top ten lists are hard as it rather depends on your mood but this is a contender.

    Followed it up with an old favourite - A Bronx Tale..................
     
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      Jungle Jane Middle Class Twit Of The Year 2005

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      I will have to give that one a go when I next see it on TV it looks really good.

      We watched Dirty Harry last night. Love the soundtrack.
       
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        It really is!

        Clint Eastwood is one of the greats! Best effort by far (IMO) was The Bridges Of Madison County.
         
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          I bought the DVD Unknown with Liam Neeson, was only £2.99 so wasn't expecting much but what a brilliant film.

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          @Val.. - Liam Neeson went through a period after Micheal Collins of making complete and utter crap, then burst back into form in Taken.
          I saw Unknown a few months ago and got rather wrapped up in it, despite the ridiculous car/taxi chase.
           
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          Watched Any Good Films Lately?

          Shouldn't that read, Have they made any good films lately?
          :biggrin::biggrin:
           
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            You may have a point! The last new release that I saw at the cinema was Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I only go to the indy cinema in Oxford now when they show an old classic.
            Next one on my "insomnia list" is Millers Crossing.
             
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              That film made :snooze: all the way through. I really dull film, even Mr Jane said it was difficult to follow.
               
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                WHAT??!!:huh:

                One of my favourites all time simply because it relied on storytelling and the characters.
                That said, Sue fell asleep 20/30 minutes in, which was great as I didn't have to keep explaining it to her:rolleyespink:
                 
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                  Now talking about dull films...........that got rave reviews and Oscar nominations
                  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button seemed to last for 7 hours .
                  Chariots of Fire I wondered if I had missed something it was dire.
                   
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                    I think 'Saving Private Ryan' comes in this catagory, first 20 mins was very graphic war, but the rest was.....:yawn:

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                      Good afternoon,I watched "Goodbye Mr Chips" yesterday 2002 remake,very enjoyable it was to:sofa: :smile:
                       
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                        All the remakes I have seen are absolute rubbish and not a patch on the original.

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                          The Martin Clunes TV movie? I thought it was ok too.

                          Maybe that should say most? Oceans Eleven wasn't bad, Heat was a remake by the director Michael Mann of one of his earlier films and A Fistful Of Dollars was a remake (actually a rip off as proven in court) of a Japanese film.
                          But on the whole remakes are rubbish. Basically this is because they are nothing more than a chance to cash in on the popularity of an often iconic film. They lack the love of the original. But some remakes are as good or better than the original.
                           
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