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Gangster Number 1

 

 

Top class film, Good script, Awesome acting and not just a cliche`d ganster film

Aye, good film that. Not that many people have heard of it either.

 

Yeah, good film that. Wasn't it actually on Film4 last night as well???

 

Anyway, went to see Casino Royale yesterday with Mrs Hips. Hmmmmmmmm, I have to admit I wasn't totally convinced. Lots of padding to stretch the film out unnecessarily imo. 6/10 on the hips scale. (glad I went 2 for 1)

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North By Northwest

I've not seen this since I was a nipper. Perfectly captures the fact that a woman is the most fiendish instrument of torture ever devised to bedevil the days of man. The vile temptress in this case drags a mummy's boy plonky half way around the US, flaunting her sexuality to all and sundry, wholly incapable of stopping, making him jump through hoops all just to drive his train into her tunnel. Classic.

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NBNW is one of the best films ever. Fact! Grant is at his very best (other than perhaps in The Philidelphia Story) and Mason is a fantastic villan.

 

The Changeling. Very good 70's haunted house film with George C Scott on top form as usual. Bits of it were completely ripped off in The Others.

 

Memento. Seen it loads of times and it's still brillian. When I first started watching it though I was wishing I could watch in a linear time as I just wanted the story to get going. By the end though I remembered why it is so great played in the way it is.

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NBNW is one of the best films ever. Fact! Grant is at his very best (other than perhaps in The Philidelphia Story) and Mason is a fantastic villan.

 

The Changeling. Very good 70's haunted house film with George C Scott on top form as usual. Bits of it were completely ripped off in The Others.

 

Memento. Seen it loads of times and it's still brillian. When I first started watching it though I was wishing I could watch in a linear time as I just wanted the story to get going. By the end though I remembered why it is so great played in the way it is.

 

If you've got a programmable DVD player you can programme the chapters to play in the right order. I've never bothered though. Class film.

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NBNW is one of the best films ever. Fact! Grant is at his very best (other than perhaps in The Philidelphia Story) and Mason is a fantastic villan.

 

The Changeling. Very good 70's haunted house film with George C Scott on top form as usual. Bits of it were completely ripped off in The Others.

 

Memento. Seen it loads of times and it's still brillian. When I first started watching it though I was wishing I could watch in a linear time as I just wanted the story to get going. By the end though I remembered why it is so great played in the way it is.

 

If you've got a programmable DVD player you can programme the chapters to play in the right order. I've never bothered though. Class film.

I might be able to do that if I could find the instructions. Not sure I would bother either like.

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NBNW is one of the best films ever. Fact! Grant is at his very best (other than perhaps in The Philidelphia Story) and Mason is a fantastic villan.

 

The Changeling. Very good 70's haunted house film with George C Scott on top form as usual. Bits of it were completely ripped off in The Others.

 

Memento. Seen it loads of times and it's still brillian. When I first started watching it though I was wishing I could watch in a linear time as I just wanted the story to get going. By the end though I remembered why it is so great played in the way it is.

 

If you've got a programmable DVD player you can programme the chapters to play in the right order. I've never bothered though. Class film.

 

 

There is also an easter egg, where if press enter at the correct time on one of the screens it plays in the order you are looking for. You will have to find out wich bit yourself though :calmdown: .

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Decided to watch 'Salvador' again after it was mentioned on here recently. Class film, probably my fav Oliver Stone movie. James Woods is excellent. It has a resonance when you think about current US foreign policy too.

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Green Street. This is the first film I've ever watched about football violence and while I did quite enjoy it, I have to admit I'm uncomfortable about how they showed these people. It all seemed a bit too glamourous. I know you did see that they took a canny beating but there were things like the lasses in the pub all buzzing round the hobbit after he'd been scraping and the music to some of the fight scenes made it seem like something out of Braveheart.

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Haven't watched that. I'm not really interested in any of that hooligan stuff, be it books or films, but more than that, there is no way I'm taking Frodo seriously as a hoolie.

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Haven't watched that. I'm not really interested in any of that hooligan stuff, be it books or films, but more than that, there is no way I'm taking Frodo seriously as a hoolie.

He was better than you would think and his character really just got caught up with the feeling of belonging and the buzz of it without ever becoming a realy thug as such. But it still wasn't right.

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I also watched A Fistfull Of Dynamite.

It's not as good as Leone's other westerns (but then again most films aren't) but it has some excellent moments and good performances from James Coburn and Rod Stieger (even if their accents are awful).

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I also watched A Fistfull Of Dynamite.

It's not as good as Leone's other westerns (but then again most films aren't) but it has some excellent moments and good performances from James Coburn and Rod Stieger (even if their accents are awful).

 

 

Did you ever get momento easter egg to work?

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Singin In The Rain

 

Like Amelie and Moulin Rouge I just grinned from ear to ear from start to finish.

 

Pre-emptive :)

:o:razz:

I must say, I've always loved that film.

This week I've watched a couple of classics. Serpico - Al Pacino as a cop in a Sidney Lumet directed film fighting corruption in the NYPD. Brilliant. I hadn't seen it for years but it's even better than I remembered it.

Cape Fear (the original) - great film and Robert Mitchum is about 10 times scarier than Robert De Niro in the remake.

Lady Vengeance - Korean film and part of the vengeance trilogy by the same guy who did 'Old Boy'. Not quite as good as that but still very good and well worth a watch.

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I also watched A Fistfull Of Dynamite.

It's not as good as Leone's other westerns (but then again most films aren't) but it has some excellent moments and good performances from James Coburn and Rod Stieger (even if their accents are awful).

 

 

Did you ever get momento easter egg to work?

I've never had the chance to try tbh. The missus keeps falling asleep early with the bairn so I'm having to sit up downstairs and the (shite) dvd recorder we have down there is region 2 only.

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Last night watched An American Haunting. Was alreet. Seemed to get itself mixed up to the end or maybe that was just me.

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Haven't watched that. I'm not really interested in any of that hooligan stuff, be it books or films, but more than that, there is no way I'm taking Frodo seriously as a hoolie.

 

Frodo does the worst American accent I've heard in a long while and the English bloke sounds like a posh get trying to do a lahdahn accent.

 

average film at best. Much better in the same genre

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Exorcism of Emily Rose. Was hoping to scare myself shitless as I was in on my own and the rain was battering the windows...... too much court case in my opinion.

 

Still, kept my entertained for 90mins.

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