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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Gordon » Fri Sep 19, 2008 17:59

Cedric wrote:What's the most indie pop/twee film?

I'd say Garden State.
Garden State makes me want to kill most people in the world. But mostly Natalie Portman's character.

The guy in the suit of armour was quite funny though.
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Cedric » Tue Sep 23, 2008 06:40

a layer of chips wrote:So's mine. Everyone likes an underdog, though.
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Cedric » Tue Sep 23, 2008 06:41

Gordon wrote: Garden State makes me want to kill most people in the world. But mostly Natalie Portman's character.

The guy in the suit of armour was quite funny though.
Natalie's character is the worse part of the movie. But what else don't you like about it?
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Miss 9 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 09:30

linus wrote:'malcolm mcdowell is my idol, carol white and tom courteney'

malcolm mcdowell is officially brilliant and dead skill in:

if... (as mick travis)
o, lucky man (as mick travis)
britannia hospital (as mick travis)
a clockwork orange
royal flash
caligula (coming out uncut on dvd soon! yippee!)
time after time (where he plays hg wells on the time travelling trail of jack the ripper in modern day- well late-seventies- san francisco)
our friends in the north (on tv)

he's made a lot of shite, admittedly, but he's still one of britain's top and most eccentric turns

I dig him

I haven't seen that 'red roses and petrol', it could well be shit, it was made in 2003... to it's credit it has the magnificent aubrey morris in it- who iz da bomb- he was the delightfully sinister and fruity p.r. deltoid in clockwork orange

however, max beesley's in it and he's an absolute shower of shit
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Gordon » Tue Sep 23, 2008 14:11

Cedric wrote:
Gordon wrote: Garden State makes me want to kill most people in the world. But mostly Natalie Portman's character.

The guy in the suit of armour was quite funny though.
Natalie's character is the worse part of the movie. But what else don't you like about it?
The rest of the movie (except the guy with the in armour), the indie-by-numbers soundtracking? the attempt to make me hate the shins by saying that their song was the best song ever played. I can't remember if I hated the ending, too, though, or if it surprised me. I've got a feeling it didn't though. I'll say for it, that it was slightly better than I expected (and there are lots of far worse movies out there (what possessed me to see Hellboy II?)
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by let it ride » Tue Sep 23, 2008 14:45

Gordon wrote: Natalie's character is the worse part of the movie. But what else don't you like about it?
The rest of the movie (except the guy with the in armour), the indie-by-numbers soundtracking? the attempt to make me hate the shins by saying that their song was the best song ever played. I can't remember if I hated the ending, too, though, or if it surprised me. I've got a feeling it didn't though. I'll say for it, that it was slightly better than I expected (and there are lots of far worse movies out there (what possessed me to see Hellboy II?)[/quote]

Yeah I used to love it when I was like, 17. The Shins bit is crazy annoying: Who lets someone listen to like ten seconds of a song and then is like "TELL ME YOU ARE CONVERTED!!". Faux nerdery.

In any case, Natalie Portman is annoying. But Zach Braff is kind of smug too. Once I realised that, Scrubs stopped being so great.

Anyway, this explains the Manic Dream Pixie Girls who are crazy annoying:
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Post by islandhopper » Tue Sep 23, 2008 21:40

Lovefilm just recommended that I might like to rent Roy Chubby Brown - Thunder Bollocks because I selected or highly rated Rocket Science - a film in which "looking for answers to life's big questions, a stuttering boy joins his high school debate team".

Yeah, he doesn't get up to the podium and start spouting racist abuse at people though!

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Cedric » Wed Sep 24, 2008 02:25

Gordon wrote: The rest of the movie (except the guy with the in armour), the indie-by-numbers soundtracking? the attempt to make me hate the shins by saying that their song was the best song ever played. I can't remember if I hated the ending, too, though, or if it surprised me. I've got a feeling it didn't though. I'll say for it, that it was slightly better than I expected (and there are lots of far worse movies out there (what possessed me to see Hellboy II?)
Fair enought. Actually, come to think of it I didn't think it was that great either. Oh and by the way, the ending was pretty predictable.

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by linus » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:02

cedric, have you seen 'the year my voice broke'? it was made in 1987and stars noah taylor and I reckon you might like it

it's set in 1962 and tells the story of misfit danny, it's a 'coming of age' film and, in my opinion, one of the very best films of that kind

it perfectly captures (in a universal sense) the feeling of growing up in a small town, the sense of not fitting in and the painful yearning of unrequited love plus there's a supernatural element that's not at all forced and which doesn't detract from the main themes of the film

it's not available currently in the uk but as it's australian I figured you might be able to find it- or you may even have seen it

I'd recommend it to anyone here too- I'm not just picking on the 'drickster

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:33

Watched that "Autumn Rush" t'other day cause this chap I know had a part in it. Turns out it was just the outline of his head in front of a stage light but I'd recognise those ears anywhere.

The film, in a word, was naff. Regardless of that I was sobbing silently into my cushion to hide the fact from my flatmate by the end of it. I'm so lame.
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by 80sfan » Wed Sep 24, 2008 17:12

Cedric wrote:Running with Scissors
i watched that a few weeks ago. i'm not sure i got it because i can't remeber anything happening in it at any point.
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Post by Cedric » Thu Sep 25, 2008 17:07

linus wrote:cedric, have you seen 'the year my voice broke'? it was made in 1987and stars noah taylor and I reckon you might like it

it's set in 1962 and tells the story of misfit danny, it's a 'coming of age' film and, in my opinion, one of the very best films of that kind

it perfectly captures (in a universal sense) the feeling of growing up in a small town, the sense of not fitting in and the painful yearning of unrequited love plus there's a supernatural element that's not at all forced and which doesn't detract from the main themes of the film

it's not available currently in the uk but as it's australian I figured you might be able to find it- or you may even have seen it

I'd recommend it to anyone here too- I'm not just picking on the 'drickster
A personal recommendation? Waw, thank you so much! I haven't seen this movie yet nor heard of it so I'm very glad you've informed me! I love coming of age stories (probably has something to do with the fact that i am at that stage in life) so this sounds great of me. Thanks Linus, you're a champ.
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Cedric wrote:Running with Scissors
i watched that a few weeks ago. i'm not sure i got it because i can't remeber anything happening in it at any point.
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by let it ride » Sun Oct 12, 2008 14:53

First picture of Roberty Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes. Thoughts?
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Seriously though, I can really see how it would be fun. Although, wtf, Guy Ritchie?! Could there not have been a thousand more talented guys to be in charge?
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Post by soft revolution » Sun Oct 12, 2008 15:01

I saw Tropical Thunder last night, and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It's the sort of film which could have easily gone either way but - it's got some genuine comedy moments, although I'd stay away from it if you're not really a fan of Ben Stiller and stuff like Zoolander.
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Karenbee » Sun Oct 12, 2008 16:02

Gordon wrote:
Cedric wrote:What's the most indie pop/twee film?

I'd say Garden State.
Garden State makes me want to kill most people in the world. But mostly Natalie Portman's character.

The guy in the suit of armour was quite funny though.

I quite enjoyed it the first time I watched it but when I watched it again I suddenly hated it. I think it was the whole wearing binbags in the rain screaming into a big hole thing. I wanted to push them all in and tell them to step trying to be so 'indie'. Parts of it were painful to watch.

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by mae » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:39

we had a party in a park in tokyo on saturday and it just happened to be the venue for a ghibli museum event. it was great, they were showing russian cartoons on a big screen right next to where we were drinking. there's info about it here, in Japanese.

Does anyone know these cartoons? I'd heard of mitten because it seems to be quite popular here, it's so cute. There's not much dialogue so it didn't matter too much that we didn't understand russian or japanese. it seems to be about a girl who imagines her mitten is a little red dog.

the other one we watched was krokodile gena, which had more dialogue and so was more confusing. but it seemed to be about a lonely crocodile who makes friends with a monkey. there's a great bit where he's playing chess with a kettle!

i'd love to get these with english subtitles.

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Post by RITH » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:06

let it ride wrote:First picture of Roberty Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes. Thoughts?
Sherlock Holmes with Starbucks coffee. Now there's a quite unique picture. Downey Jr. certainly seems weird enough to pull off a convincing Holmes, English or not.

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Post by postalblue » Tue Oct 14, 2008 22:03

I just saw Iron Man, and quite enjoyed it. Robert Downey Jr was quite good.
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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by linus » Mon Oct 20, 2008 17:31

We watched The Orphanage and The Black Dahlia over the weekend

I like The Orphanage and it had at least one member of Team Flat sobbing uncontrollably at the end

The Black Dahlia was a bloody travesty, Brian De Palma should be pointed at and laughed at- he can't do film for toffee... we had to put the subtitles up because Josh Hartnett mumbled like an idiot throughout, there was a jarring cameo from kd lang and the whole thing was an overlong soggy damp squib... as the book it's based on is FUCKING AMAZING you'd think De Palma could've managed to botch an ok film from it but he didn't

Badly miscast, virtually bloodless (in comparison to the book) and lacking in the near suffocating menace and brutality of James Ellroy's source material this was the worst kind of period drama- all style, no substance

I'm not saying nowt about The Orphanage because I enjoyed watching the mystery unravel all the more so for knowing very little about it in advance

Collings Major thought it was boring and silly probably because it lacked a thundering Manics soundtrack

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Re: General Chat About Films And That

Post by Sam » Tue Oct 21, 2008 16:56

linus wrote:We watched The Orphanage and The Black Dahlia over the weekend

I like The Orphanage and it had at least one member of Team Flat sobbing uncontrollably at the end

I'm not saying nowt about The Orphanage because I enjoyed watching the mystery unravel all the more so for knowing very little about it in advance
i found the ending disappointing... i was enjoying it until the last ten or so minutes. can't really say anymore than that lest i spoil it for everyone.
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