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Self explanatory really. What was the last 3 films you watched (porn excepted!) or bought and how did you rate them?

 

1. The Fantastic Four Special Edition - im a comic mark, so whatever the critics said i was gonna see it anyway and im glad i did, it was great fun, with awesome effects and a cool as hell villain. Of course Jessica Alba in lycra always helps but still....yep, it wont win any oscars but i dont go to see superhero flicks to listen to endless dialogue about the meaning of life and such.....

 

2. The 40 Year Old Virgin - if you liked Anchorman, you'll like this, its a similar mix of laugh out loud gross out gags, WTF moments and squirmingly embarrassing "Whoops, i did it again" moments, superb!

 

3. The Austin Powers Box Set - so im immature, sue me! 3 quality movies, backed up with LOADS of extras, including the funniest deleted scene i personally have ever seen, and brilliantly presented too! Mint!

 

Any others? Yeah, i've got poor taste in movies sure, but i've never listened to what critics say, i judge for myself.

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1. The 40 Year Old Virgin - hadn't seen it before - we laughed SO hard at it.

 

2. Sahara - I only watched the first 40 mins or so, but it's a fun action romp - just leave your brain at the door.

 

3. The Island - another good action film - a nice story behind it, but a bit predictable.

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1. The 40 Year Old Virgin - hadn't seen it before - we laughed SO hard at it.

 

2. Sahara - I only watched the first 40 mins or so, but it's a fun action romp - just leave your brain at the door.

 

3. The Island - another good action film - a nice story behind it, but a bit predictable.

 

I agree with that about Sahara! Its an old skool romp right enough, with a proper action hero, dont get too many of them these days! I thought it was a right laff!

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Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire - Decent film, best one out of the lot, suitable for all ages

 

Batman Begins - I expected it to be decent, it didn't let me down. Nice action

 

I don't really watch to many films, and I can't think of a 3rd recent one so i'll leave it at that.

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I grabbed Seinfeld seasons 1 - 6. I have been watching them for weeks now with no end in sight' date=' lol. Awesome though, with tons of extras and featurettes etc, well worth every penny.[/quote']

 

Couldn't agree more. The best sitcom ever has the best DVD boxset ever, you get so much stuff for your money. I currently own Series 1-3 on DVD, and I think Santa is bringing me 4-6 in about eight days or so. I can't wait, that along with Curb Your Enthusiasm seasons 3 and 4 coming on the same day will mean it's my second Larry David Christmas (oh, the irony) in two years.

 

Anyway, on with the thread.

 

1. Reservoir Dogs

 

You know how people would go to The Sound Of Music stage show and sing along with the characters? Every time I watch a Tarrantino movie I basically do the same with, but with dialogue. I watched my Reservoir Dogs DVD again yesterday with a Spanish guy and a Malaysian guy, and all of us knew everything that was coming up but we still had a great time watching it. Everything from the Like A Virgin analagy to "Let's Go To Woik", to singing along to Stuck In The Middle With You, it's engraved in the heads of every male around my age. A classic film, and always enjoyable to watch with people, especially when they're drunk and they don't mind you talking over the action on screen.

 

2. Batman Begins

 

I saw this on DVD the other week after a friend of mine bought it, and it was my first time seeing it since watching it in the cinema this past summer. Still a great movie that everyone will love, because...hey, it's Batman. Nolan was the right guy for the job, Bale got the role bang on and Cillian Murphy is going to make himself a real star if he keeps putting on performances like this in mainstream movies. Certainly worth a watch.

 

3. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

 

I'm sure there's another film called Kiss Kiss Bang Bang from a few years ago with Paul Bettany and Chris "Nice Guy Eddie" Penn, but I can't remember seeing it for some reason despite knowing the cast. Anyway, the film I saw was the newest one from Shane Black, screenplay writer of Lethal Weapon. I saw it get incredible recommendations from CHUD, and the last time they got on an unknown film's bandwagon so much was the excellent Equilibrium, which caused me to see it while everyone else figured it would just be a Matrix rip off. Anyway, the film is really good, with it being Val Kilmer's best role for years, which is hard for me to accept because I think he ruined Heat. Well worth a watch for it's great mix of laughs and action.

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I've seen Sahara before' date=' so we only rented it so that Erika could see it - apparently it's really close to the book it's based on. :)[/quote']

 

Theres a fairly huge part of the book that they cut out, but at least its closer than Raise the Titanic was, which in no way resembled the book.

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Coach Carter: I didnt know what to expect from this film, but a compelling 2h11m from start to finish. (9/10)

 

Herbie Fully Loaded: Very funny film (1h38m), suitable for all ages. Loved all the Herbie films as a child, and this one didnt disappoint as an adult. Got the gorgeous Lindsay Lohan in it as well. (7/10)

 

King Kong: A big hairy ape runs amock in New York. Too many discrepancies in the film, and way too long at 3h7m for my liking. (6/10)

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Herbie Fully Loaded: Very funny film (1h38m)' date=' suitable for all ages. Loved all the Herbie films as a child, and this one didnt disappoint as an adult. Got the gorgeous Lindsay Lohan in it as well. (7/10) [/quote']

We must have completely different tastes in movies, because I thought this was completely average. Herbie was kinda funny, but the rest was just poop.

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Aah' date=' i think i'll check out KKBB then. I was afraid the monumental pile of ego vs cheese that is Kilmer might have ruined it, but i'll give it a go.....[/quote']

 

Believe me, it's his best performance since True Romance. That's very hard for me to admit because I hate Vilmer. I remember sitting down, getting ready to watch Heat for the first time ever and thinking "Oh God yes, Pacino Vs De Niro!". What did I get? 2 hours of Val Kilmer arguing with his wife while Al and Robert run around in the background, yet they still manage to steal the show. I love Michael Mann and still recognise the film as better than most, but the fact that Kilmer was the main focus meant that the film went from being potentially one of the best ever, to being just a good film that won't go down in history as a perfect movie. Or maybe I'm just bitter because I heard he was the original choice for Guile in the Street Fighter movie.

 

Anyway, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2005 is most certainly worth a look, and I urge everyone to go and see it.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire. Great film not looking forward to my kids seeing it as there are some gross parts in it that shouldnt really be there considering its meant to be for kids.

 

Fantastic 4 bought it as an xmas present for the kids had to watch it first as any responsible parent does. I thought it was great and Julian Mcmahon as Doom is great he has a talent for being a bad guy.

 

Boogeyman well what a pile of balls it was awful I like thrillers but well theres nothing to even get the hairs on the back of my neck standing, I actually thought it kinda funny. Big disappointment.

 

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1. National Treasure

 

Excellent film, Cage putting in a brilliant performance. Well written, with action and niterest from start to finish. Though, the finish could have been slightly more spectacular. 9/10

2. Eight Crazy Nights

 

Animation at it's best, this hilarious feature showcasing Sandler's vocational versatility. Whether he's depicting a 69 year old dwarfed crippled twin, or a drunken yob of an idiot, he's brilliant. Awsome film. 10/10

 

3. Without A Paddle

 

A fun watch this one, with Matthew Lilard, Seth Green and Dax Sheppard spilling out the laughs. Adventure comes in bags of ten, as the three lowly chums entertain viewers with wacky and often dozy antics. The ending is pleasing, and it's golden for family fun. 8/10

 

Three very good films indeed, i recommend all of them.

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King Kong- 4/5 Lived up to the hype

The Constant Gardener- 1/5, Booooring, if I wanted to look at random clips of scenery from Africa I would watch the wildlife chanell.

Star Wars III-4/5 Just got into this franchise, good not great but good.

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King Kong - Awesome... He fights three T-Rex's whilst constantly juggling Naomi Watts... Now thats impressive... As is Jack Black as a big sleezy b**tard. Peter Jackson does'nt make bad films!

 

Doom - Okay, Poor old Rocky isn't given much to do really, it's not that frightening (compared to the first time you play the game) but the heel turn at the end was suprising and the final fight and payoff is good enough to recommend as a braindead action flick...

 

Karate Kid - Pure 80's Americana, a love story, a revenge story and a story of a teacher and student bond being formed across cultures... Plus the ending kicks ass and who can forget... "Wax on... Wax off... then breathe... breathing very important!"

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1) The Great Raid (Rade..not sure of the spelling): the worst war movie. lame 1:15 minutes of useless talk and story telling to end it with a simple battle at the end which was decent but too little for a war movie. bad movie, do not recommend it to be seen in theatres. takes a 5/10.

 

2) Jersey Girl. watched it on TV for the first time. i know it is an old movie, but it is a great movie. very touching, makes the stones cry. it has great plot, great acting from Ben Aflick and Lyv Tyler and the little miracle girl that i did not catch her name. it is a must see to all movie fans, war fans or romantic fans, fantasy or reality, this is a MUST SEE to everyone. takes a 10/10 hands down.

 

3) Lord of the rings: the two towers. watched it 3 times and this is my fourth. i am no lord of the rings freak and i do not like the triology that much, but i watched it once at the movies, two at home so i could understand it fully and once a few days ago because my LOTR freak friend got it on DVD to watch it. the movie is not a great movie but is good for a watch in theatres and one at home. takes a 7/10 for being a great effect movie.

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1. House of Wax (remake) - Heh, I actually enjoyed it, thought it was pretty good. And *shock*, Paris Hilton is actually not a crap actress, and how ironic that she is in this movie when she looks like her face really is made of wax!

 

2. Fantastic 4 - Son wanted to see it, so I watched it too. I liked it.

 

3. Chocolate Factory (remake) - Hated the original and hate this even more, load of bollocks.

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Urban Legends 3: Bloody Mary - Is not as good as the first 2 movies but it is original, could do with more blood in it for my liking but on the whole a good movie would recomend it if you seen Urban Legend 1 and 2 (7/10)

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - I didn't much like this one, liked first 2 Potter movies but with the new Dumbledor it lost alot of its goodness to me, good but could ahve been better (6/10)

 

Leprechaun 2 - Was excelent, much like the first one in plot but just changed enough to improve on it over all recomend it (8.5/10)

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Urban Legends 3: Bloody Mary - Is not as good as the first 2 movies but it is original' date=' could do with more blood in it for my liking but on the whole a good movie would recomend it if you seen Urban Legend 1 and 2 [b'](7/10)[/b]

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - I didn't much like this one, liked first 2 Potter movies but with the new Dumbledor it lost alot of its goodness to me, good but could ahve been better (6/10)

 

Leprechaun 2 - Was excelent, much like the first one in plot but just changed enough to improve on it over all recomend it (8.5/10)

 

Leprechaun! Reminds of the bit in Wayne's World when Wayne goes "IM the Leprechaun" with the torch and freaks out Garth!!!! Classic. Also watched Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and its one of my favourite ever films. I peed myself laughing all the way through. And to be honest, i reallly needed cheereing up.....:eek

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40 Year Old Virgin: It had it's funny moments and all, but I really thought it was gonna be funnier. Not bad but definately not great.

 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: By far the best movie out of the previous 3, I enjoyed it from start to finish, from the action moments to the non action moments. Great movie for Harry Potter fans.

 

The Legend of Zorro: I thought this movie was gonna suck, but boy was I wrong. It's filled with action from start to finish, really good movie with funny moments in it.

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Rocky II- Caught it yesterday during Sky Cinema's Rocky marathon, despite already owning the DVD boxset. It's better than Rocky 4 and Rocky 5, but not as good as the first one or Rocky 3. That puts it slap bang in the middle of the pile. Until Rocky Balboa hits cinemas. The end of the movie is iconic, Stallone IS Rocky and plays the part to perfection, the music is great, the montages are perfect, it's a good film only surpassed by two great films in numbers 1 and 3.

 

Raiders Of The Lost Ark- I had forgotten how much I loved the Indy films. I hadn't seen one of them for years, last time was right after the release of the DVD boxset. The movie is still all out action, hilarious comedy, and once again, Harrison Ford IS Indy, and I'll always consider him to be Dr Jones rather than Han Solo. Maybe that's because Star Wars sucks. Temple Of Doom is on tonight at 8pm, hopefully that means Last Crusade is on Thursday. Watch them.

 

Taxi Driver- Scorsese, De Niro, Keitel, 2 hours of genius. Such an amazing film on every level that shows just what all involved here are capable of. It's been homaged (Guess who's a Tarantino fan) in everything from The Simpsons to WWE's Wrestlemania 21 promos. If you've not seen it by now, do so, then remember why watching crap like Godsend or Analyse That makes you want to slap De Niro for wasting the past 10 years of his career.

 

I also saw Ghostbusters 2 on Monday night, but it narrowly lost out on being in the last 3 films I watched. While not being as good as the first movie, it's still great fun to watch and brings back lots of childhood memories. My brother was watching Independence Day at the same time I was watching Ghostbusters 2, and the Walking Statue Of Liberty moment pisses all over Independence Day's cheesey American pride moment. Plus, y'know, "WELCUM TO URF" and "I GOTS TA GET ME ONE OF THOSE".

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Taxi Driver- Scorsese' date=' De Niro, Keitel, 2 hours of genius. Such an amazing film on every level that shows just what all involved here are capable of. It's been homaged (Guess who's a Tarantino fan) in everything from The Simpsons to WWE's Wrestlemania 21 promos. If you've not seen it by now, do so, then remember why watching crap like Godsend or Analyse That makes you want to slap De Niro for wasting the past 10 years of his career.[/quote']

I got that after reading it is one of Quentin Tarantino's top 3 movies of all time and thought it was pretty over rated to be honest. Might just be that it's put over as a really violent movie and its actually not apart form the second to last scene so it might have just been disappointing because it was not what I was expecting it to be.

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I got that after reading it is one of Quentin Tarantino's top 3 movies of all time and thought it was pretty over rated to be honest. Might just be that it's put over as a really violent movie and its actually not apart form the second to last scene so it might have just been disappointing because it was not what I was expecting it to be.

 

its still a brilliant movie. Its more about psychological effects of violence than the violence itself. but when it does happen, BOY does it get ugly.....

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1. The Frighteners Director's Cut : Absolute GENIUS! Loved the movie the first time round, the director's cut is so much better. Peter jackson really went downhill after this though.

 

2. White Noise : Little freaky at times, but always good to see Michael Keaton on a bit of a nutty tip.

 

3. Bill Bailey Bewilderness : Not a film, as such, but damn good and well worth watching. Long live the bearded one!

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