+ Reply to Thread
Page 20 of 20 FirstFirst ... 10 18 19 20
Results 571 to 595 of 595

Thread: The Film Thread

  1. #571
    Harry Boland kdjac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Neilstown
    Posts
    5,066
    Thanks
    535
    Thanked 2,039 Times in 1,012 Posts
    Watched Red 2 last night, mindless comic book movie with John Malkovich in it, its pretty good for a mindless action movie.

    For some reason i would do Helen Mirren......dunno why.

  2. #572
    Super Moderator Jimdagym's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Balbriggan
    Posts
    4,052
    Thanks
    471
    Thanked 956 Times in 529 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by kdjac View Post
    Watched Red 2 last night, mindless comic book movie with John Malkovich in it, its pretty good for a mindless action movie.

    For some reason i would do Helen Mirren......dunno why.
    See the pics of her in the bikini?
    There is no emoticon for what I am feeling.

  3. #573
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,582
    Thanks
    370
    Thanked 1,633 Times in 624 Posts
    Presume most have seen 'Gravity' by now? Saw it in 3D and that's the only way to see it IMO. Some of the cinematography is breathtaking and that won't come across as well on a small screen. If you're looking for an actual plot, look elsewhere - it's very run of the mill in that regard.

    I notice nobody has mentioned 'The Imposter' on this thread yet. It's a must see. It's a documentary film about a 13 year old kid who was abducted in Texas in 1994. Three years later a bloke turns up in a small town in Andalucia (Southern Spain) claiming to be him. It soon becomes very apparent (as if the title wasn't a giveaway) that this bloke isn't the missing kid - he's too old, too big, has the wrong colour hair, wrong colour eyes and as if all that wasn't enough, he's French not American. Regardless, the kid's sister turns up and confirms he is her missing brother and he goes 'back home' with her to live with 'his' family in Texas. It only gets weirder and more compelling from there.

    If you're a fan of Hitchcock's slower paced thrillers like 'Vertigo', 'The Birds' and 'Marnie' you'll probably enjoy 'Stoker' (which incidentally has nothing to do with Dracula or the bloke who wrote it). There's a definite whiff of Hitch's 'Shadow Of A Doubt' about it but it's not a remake, it's a whole lot darker. Slow but creepily tense. It's directed by Korean Park Chan-wook who is most famous for 'Oldboy' (see earlier on this thread for details of that one).
    Last edited by Gaz; 2nd December 2013 at 01:02 PM.
    We are at war with Eurasia. We've always been at war with Eurasia.

  4. #574
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    1,364
    Thanks
    1,229
    Thanked 376 Times in 156 Posts
    Watched a documentary called Undefeated which. I thought was excellent.

    It's about a high school American football team and the problems they face being from Memphis and struggles on and off the pitch. Pretty interesting and a good story.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to seiphil For This Useful Post:


  6. #575
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,109
    Thanks
    491
    Thanked 687 Times in 325 Posts
    Not a movie, but watching "the bridge" on netflix - really excellent programme.

    its Danish/Swedish subtitles, but really reccomend it.

  7. #576
    Pat Kelch
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 16 Times in 8 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Caolan View Post
    Not a movie, but watching "the bridge" on netflix - really excellent programme.

    its Danish/Swedish subtitles, but really reccomend it.
    Thats like the tunnel thats on sky atm
    Was looking for the name of the swedish one
    Cheers

  8. #577
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    254
    Thanks
    94
    Thanked 47 Times in 21 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by saint79 View Post
    Thats like the tunnel thats on sky atm
    Was looking for the name of the swedish one
    Cheers
    another good swedish one is "the killing". they have the boxsets in tymon library. 3 series-really enjoyed it. hope to watch "borgen" soon

  9. #578
    Paul Osam St. Robbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Madrid
    Posts
    3,036
    Thanks
    1,758
    Thanked 1,761 Times in 663 Posts
    Watched "Human Centipede" it's sick, kinda like "Saw"
    Saint Patrick's Athletic**1929**Pride of Inchicore
    Auf gehts, Patricks, schießt ein Tor! Die rot-weißen Heiligen von Irland!
    Christy Fagan - He scores big goals

  10. #579
    Harry Boland kdjac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Neilstown
    Posts
    5,066
    Thanks
    535
    Thanked 2,039 Times in 1,012 Posts
    12 years a slave brilliant
    lone survivor decent but america FUCK YEAH!!!! US soliders head shots every 2nd bullet. Taliban need to be 4 feet away to hit anything.
    Wolf OF Wall Street excellent and in parts fucking hilarious

    Working my way tru the oscar nominees (paddypowers list anyway)

  11. #580
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,283
    Thanks
    960
    Thanked 833 Times in 422 Posts
    12 years a slave brilliant
    heard it is a bit gritty in parts,will watch wolf of wall street tonight, Watched Rush the other day its not bad good story about the rivalry of James Hunt and Nicky Lauda.
    St. Patrick’s Athletic The Technicality People

  12. #581
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,582
    Thanks
    370
    Thanked 1,633 Times in 624 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by kdjac View Post
    Wolf OF Wall Street excellent and in parts fucking hilarious
    It's very good. It's pretty clear Scorsese took whatever template he used for making Goodfellas and applied it here (Di Caprio even sounds like he's imitiating Liotta's voice when narrating). Mostly that's a positive thing that works very well, but unfortunately it also shares the dragged out last 45 minutes of Goodfellas (this film doesn't need to be almost 3 hours long). That's its main flaw but it's still his best film of recent years for me (I preferred this to 'The Departed') and Di Caprio is excellent in it.
    We are at war with Eurasia. We've always been at war with Eurasia.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Gaz For This Useful Post:


  14. #582
    Super Moderator Jimdagym's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Balbriggan
    Posts
    4,052
    Thanks
    471
    Thanked 956 Times in 529 Posts
    I thought 12 years.... Was awful. Really dragged out with some pointless scenes. Watched Her last night, and that's not up to much either.
    There is no emoticon for what I am feeling.

  15. #583
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,516
    Thanks
    1,505
    Thanked 1,261 Times in 638 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    but unfortunately it also shares the dragged out last 45 minutes of Goodfellas (this film doesn't need to be almost 3 hours long).
    it was originally 4 hours long and he chopped an hour out
    Cyril The Judas

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to TheSaintsno.12 For This Useful Post:


  17. #584
    Paul Osam St. Robbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Madrid
    Posts
    3,036
    Thanks
    1,758
    Thanked 1,761 Times in 663 Posts
    Went to see 300 Rise of an Empire last night, very good film IMO. Alot of blood and heads getting chopped off aswell
    Saint Patrick's Athletic**1929**Pride of Inchicore
    Auf gehts, Patricks, schießt ein Tor! Die rot-weißen Heiligen von Irland!
    Christy Fagan - He scores big goals

  18. #585
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,582
    Thanks
    370
    Thanked 1,633 Times in 624 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdagym View Post
    I thought 12 years.... Was awful. Really dragged out with some pointless scenes. Watched Her last night, and that's not up to much either.
    Liked 12 Years even if it was a bit dragged out. Liked 'Her' too for its uniqueness.

    Watched 'The Great Beauty' (which won Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars) last night. Or rather watched half of it before switching it off it was so bad. Pile of random psuedo-arthouse prententious wank. Burlesconi's company produced it and I strongly suspect plams got greased to get it the reviews it's got. 'The Hunt', dark though the subject matter is, is an excellent film and would have made a much more worthy winner.
    We are at war with Eurasia. We've always been at war with Eurasia.

  19. #586
    Paul McGrath
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,854
    Thanks
    496
    Thanked 801 Times in 343 Posts
    I thought 12 Years was a bit of a letdown. Good film but I expected something grittier and less cinematic, along the lines of Shame and Hunger. Reckon that'll be McQueen's M.O. from now on.

  20. #587
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,582
    Thanks
    370
    Thanked 1,633 Times in 624 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by oleguer presas i renom View Post
    I thought 12 Years was a bit of a letdown. Good film but I expected something grittier and less cinematic, along the lines of Shame and Hunger. Reckon that'll be McQueen's M.O. from now on.
    There was an element of 'Oscar bait' about it alright. And thought no way should Lupita N'yongo have won Best Supporting Actress - *spoiler alert* she had very little dialogue and the impact of the whipping scene was more down to the effects department than her.. Thought June Squibb should have got it for the cranky oul wan in Nebraska (which is a slow film in which not much happens but I liked it a lot I must say).
    We are at war with Eurasia. We've always been at war with Eurasia.

  21. #588
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,516
    Thanks
    1,505
    Thanked 1,261 Times in 638 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    There was an element of 'Oscar bait' about it alright. And thought no way should Lupita N'yongo have won Best Supporting Actress - *spoiler alert* she had very little dialogue and the impact of the whipping scene was more down to the effects department than her.. Thought June Squibb should have got it for the cranky oul wan in Nebraska (which is a slow film in which not much happens but I liked it a lot I must say).
    yep, agree on the supporting actress oscar. Dont agree with it at all and seems based purely on that scene !! i would nearly go as far as to say its patronising.
    It was a good movie and she was decent, but some of the stuff written about it is just ridiculous. Its subject matter cranked up the reviews and recognition massively IMO
    Cyril The Judas

  22. #589
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,283
    Thanks
    960
    Thanked 833 Times in 422 Posts
    Is Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait worth buying I have heard mixed reports from brilliant to boring, anyone see it.
    St. Patrick’s Athletic The Technicality People

  23. #590
    Patrons
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    1,364
    Thanks
    1,229
    Thanked 376 Times in 156 Posts
    Watched Prisoners last night.

    Pretty good, quite dark with a few twists and turns.

    Both Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal were excellnt in it, as was Paul Dano who I love.

    Trailer for those who are interested.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpXfcTF6iVk

  24. #591
    Colm Foley
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    207
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 222 Times in 62 Posts
    So I watched Argo at the weekend - was expecting something completely different, but thought it was very tense and well made.

    Not a movie, but I have FINALLY started watching Friday Night Lights the TV series. I just finished series 2. Love it!! For anyone who doesn't know it's based around a small Texan town's high school football team. Having recently read the original book that it's based on, I can see how true to life it is. Those crazy Americans and their high school football.

    For doc lovers, I also recently watched The Summit, which was an RTE BBC co production looking at the K2 disaster in which 11 climbers were killed. Very, very well made. http://thesummitfilm.com/
    I saw someone else above mention The Imposter - one of the craziest docs I have ever seen, a must watch.
    Con Houlihan says Pats will never die

  25. #592
    John McDonnell
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,237
    Thanks
    1,488
    Thanked 407 Times in 181 Posts
    Love Friday Night Lights. So enjoyable. Clear Eyes...

  26. #593
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    11,361
    Thanks
    1,501
    Thanked 5,813 Times in 2,599 Posts
    The film is pretty good too but the TV show has more time to develop stuff and it works perfectly
    "We've seen you come, we'll see you go"

  27. #594
    Colm Foley
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    207
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 222 Times in 62 Posts
    And I doubt anyone here watches Grey's Anatomy but Smash Williams is in it as a do-gooder surgical intern!
    Con Houlihan says Pats will never die

  28. #595
    Pat Kelch
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 16 Times in 8 Posts
    Seen as the upc direct debit went up im thinking of getting a freesat box
    I checked if the old sky dish still has a signal cos a website I was looking at said installation would be cheaper
    I get most of my films off torrents but just want something for the kids to watch their stuff

    Anybody have one of these or had any dealings with them/ are they any use etc

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts