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Post by Soldier_Of_The_White_Army » Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:15 pm

Batman wrote:just sat down to watch cannibal holocaust

how cheerful
So erm.......whats it about? :D
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Post by Batman » Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:32 pm

my christ

that was horrible.

i can stomach most gore, but that was horrible

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Post by Batman » Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:52 pm

'Last House on the Left' now.................wes craven

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Post by hisroyalgingerness » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:46 am

rented Saw last night ready for Saw2 comin out

fook me, that was harsh

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:49 am

Is Fight Club any good? They're selling it off for cheap in Tesco and I've nowt fert do this evening.
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Post by Batman » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:49 am

BUY IT

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:50 am

Batman wrote:BUY IT
OK, will do. Cheers
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Post by hisroyalgingerness » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:50 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Batman wrote:BUY IT
OK, will do. Cheers
i'll second that

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Post by Soldier_Of_The_White_Army » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:01 pm

Just rented Kung-Foo hustle for later tonight.

Its got some good reviews, anyone seen it?
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Post by americantrotter » Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:44 pm

hisroyalgingerness wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Batman wrote:BUY IT
OK, will do. Cheers
i'll second that
I'll third. :D It's a great flick.

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Post by ratbert » Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:16 am

Soldier_Of_The_White_Army wrote:Just rented Kung-Foo hustle for later tonight.

Its got some good reviews, anyone seen it?
Have you seen it by now? Looks a bit too cartoony but could be fun also.

I have got 'Adaptation' to see later.

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Post by TonyZicoKelly » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:12 pm

hisroyalgingerness wrote:rented Saw last night ready for Saw2 comin out

fook me, that was harsh
I'm going watching Saw II this weekend - can't wait!!! :wink:

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Post by Soldier_Of_The_White_Army » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:45 pm

Ratbert wrote:
Soldier_Of_The_White_Army wrote:Just rented Kung-Foo hustle for later tonight.

Its got some good reviews, anyone seen it?
Have you seen it by now? Looks a bit too cartoony but could be fun also.

I have got 'Adaptation' to see later.
Kung-Foo Hustle

WTF :shock:

This film made me think my drink had been spiked!!

Big bad gang with hatchets come to town.

Big bad landlady who everyone owes money to gets bitchy and has a sonic boom scream

Then one of the queer nancy boy villagers turns into a kung foo master

Axe gang dont like this and hire two killers

Killers start killing people with music :shock:

Landlady is also a Kung Foo master and beats them up with sonic boom scream

Axe gang get a nerdy member wannabe to break to ultimate killer out of jail

Ultimate killer kicks the landlady and husbands head in

Nerdy member hits killer and gets head beaten into floor (literally)

Landlady and husband take nerd home and wrap him up as a mummy

Nerd come out as ultimate Kung Foo master

Fights with Killer

Killer turns into frog

Ill leave the end to your imagination


I swear I honestly believe this film was written and directed by the answer is NO!!
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:58 pm

americantrotter wrote:
hisroyalgingerness wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Batman wrote:BUY IT
OK, will do. Cheers
i'll second that
I'll third. :D It's a great flick.
It must be good. I went back for it and the rascalls had sold them all! :(
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Post by mummywhycantieatcrayons » Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:57 pm

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Troy

Ok, I finally gave in and watched it today.

Even as someone who has read bits of the Iliad in Greek, I'm ashamed to say I actually quite enjoyed it. I'm certain that Orlando Bloom isn't really a terrible actor but is actually a comic genius, but it was so wrong that he didn't die, on so many levels. The great ten year Trojan war did look more like a two week package holiday, but the film is a good-looking epic and anything that gets people interested in classics is a good thing.

Patroclus as Achilles' cousin?! I like it. Menelaus killed by Paris? Hmmm.

Diane Kruger came up a little bit short as Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, and looks a little bit Germanic for the part to me. I'm not sure what they did to her actually because I thought she was really good-looking in National Treasure.

Brad puts in a decent performance and I'd love to know what supplements he was on before the filming.

All in all, it's not as bad as people say, even if does stray from Homer's story in several areas. But that was only a story (poem), so claims of historical inaccuracy are inappropriate anway.

7/10
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Post by Marshall » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:00 pm

Is the movie Troy as wrong as they say it is? I notice you said you have read bits of the Iliad in Greek, I've read parts in Latin and was told not to watch the film before my exam because it is incredibly inaccurate. Correct or a bit of an exageration?

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Post by keveh » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:00 pm

mummywhycantieatcrayons wrote: I'm certain that Orlando Bloom isn't really a terrible actor but is actually a comic genius, but it was so wrong that he didn't die, on so many levels.
Have you ever seen The Calcium Kid?

That, very very very surprisingly, is quite funny.

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Post by mummywhycantieatcrayons » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:12 pm

Marshall wrote:Is the movie Troy as wrong as they say it is? I notice you said you have read bits of the Iliad in Greek, I've read parts in Latin and was told not to watch the film before my exam because it is incredibly inaccurate. Correct or a bit of an exageration?
There are quite a few things 'wrong', but it's all a myth anyway so it's best not to let it bother you.

What stood out for me:

1. The 'war' was implausibly short - it looks like it takes about two weeks but it really lasted 10 years
2. Paris didn't die
3. Paris killed Achilles
4. Achilles made it into the wooden horse (he should have been dead by then)
5. Hector killed Menelaus (I think the story goes that Menelaus actually got back with Helen in the end when she showed him some breast...!)

I'm sure there is a lot more wrong with it, but I wasn't too bothered.
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Post by Batman » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:13 pm

just re-watched Batman Begins

film of the year

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Post by Dujon » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:24 pm

It's hard to define in a four word phrase, Batman, but do I detect just a smidgin of bias in your last post? :wink2:

Re Troy: I own a DVD of the movie. I have watched it just the once, which will give you some idea of what I thought about it. I lent it to my son so he could watch it and give me some sort of critique ... I don't think it's been returned yet (*message to self - check*). Having little - OK, OK - no knowledge of the Iliad I cannot compare the production to the poem. I thought it somewhat shallow at the time but probably should give it a second chance. I might also do a wee bit of research before I do. Don't hold your collective breath for a precis though.

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