Movies Film Thread

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  1. Enja

    Enja isn't dead. Valued Member

    Absolutely agreed. Picture quality just isn't a priority for me either, it's why I won't go for HD TV. It's just too expensive, and for better quality picture.. no thanks!

    I'm sure it's great and all, but personally I'd rather have however many £ worth of DVDs instead of a better quality player, where I'd need new Blu-Ray films to get the best out of it anyway.
     
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  3. Brogan

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    We've been HD since 2003.

    We hate watching SD now, the level of detail on HD is something we really miss.
     
  4. Enja

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    Well for non-HD people... WE JUST DON'T CARE. LOL

    It leads to other bad things too.. such as the BBC's decision to get rid of red button services to make way for HD. :whistle: :givemestrength:

    Anyway.. back on the film topic. I saw someone mentioned Escape from New York, I saw that movie on ITV late on night last year, was actually pretty surprised by how enjoyable it was. Missed the ending, though. :unsure:
     
  5. Bullfrog

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    He escapes. :o

    I've had HD for years, it's called a half decent graphics card and a monitor, literally years ahead.
     
  6. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Rookie

    Came back from Fopp with:

    Nikita
    In The Loop
    Insomnia
    9
    Drunken Master
    High Plains Drifter
    District 9

    Not a bad haul for less than £40.
     
  7. fat jez

    fat jez Race Winner Valued Member

    The Commitments
    We Were Soldiers
    Batman Begins
    The Dark Knight
    Dances with Wolves
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (extended)
    The Fugitive
    Star Wars
    Star Trek II Wrath of Khan
    A Bridge Too Far
    Last of the Mohicans
    Battle Of Britain
     
  8. Brogan

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    So much for your self-imposed fop ban :D
     
  9. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Rookie

    I only went in to have a look at the Weyland Yutani Corp (Alien) & Dapper Dan (O Brother Where Art Thou) t-shirts. :s
     
  10. Enja

    Enja isn't dead. Valued Member

    Which Insomnia is that? The original?

    I saw that V for Vendetta was on tonight - any good, someone?

    And I'm taping Eastern Promises tonight! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Bullfrog

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    V for Vendetta is very good indeed, well worth a watch.

    I got the De Niro / Williams version of Insomnia as they didn't have a copy of the original and my Norwegian isn't as good as it should be :)
     
  12. Enja

    Enja isn't dead. Valued Member

    Good choice. The Norwegian version is meant to be better, but the US version is very, very good.

    I stayed up watching the original a couple of years back and found it quite dull. But then it was 2AM in the morning and watching a film called 'Insomnia' which was a slow burner was probably a bad idea.. :D

    I should try to watch it again.
     
  13. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Talking of originals, if you get the chance to see the original Japanese version of The Ring you won't regret it.
     
  14. Enja

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    I pretty much knew it was going to be great before I put it in but I've just finished watching Hana-bi.

    What a marvelous film.

    Beautifully shot, well paced, superbly acted and just a wonderfully understated beautiful, shocking, moving, emotional, powerful film.

    10/10.
     
  15. McZiderRed

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    OK, I've no doubt this won't be to everyone's tastes, but...

    ... I absolutely love the Hitchcock film, The Rear Window

    The first time I saw this film astounded me! Some guy sat in his window, being a voyeur and spying on his neighbours! :snigger:
    But it was a real gem. The tension just kept building and building...

    ..Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Need I say more? :goodday:
     
  16. Bullfrog

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    More Eastwood newly started on ITV4, Heartbreak Ridge. Get on it.
     
  17. McZiderRed

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    .. There were some other flicks mentioned in the above post , but..
    I watched The Incredibles last night on BBC1 and it was, to borrow a phrase, "FANTASTIC"! LOL

    It has to be the best animated film for a while. I thought "Finding Nemo" was good, but The Incredibles was ace!
    The fact that it was about humanoids helped!, but the interaction of the characters was exceptional!

    10 out of 10, from me! :1st:
     
  18. Brogan

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    We watched Inglourious Basterds the other day.

    I'm not a fan of all of Tarantino's stuff but we both enjoyed it, although it was fairly brutal.
     
  19. Enja

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    Watched 'Eastern Promises' tonight.

    Good, 7/10 film.

    David Cronenberg. Viggo Mortensen. Naked shower fight with pools of blood.

    What more could you want?

    The plot was wrapped up a bit conveniently, the pacing wasn't great, not as good as I was expecting but worth a watch.
     
  20. snowy

    snowy Champion Elect

    It was rather interesting reading some of the lists and being reminded of all the films I like, admire and love, so here is a list of films that I love and have meaning for me.

    I have to warn you it is very long! :embarrassed:

    In no particular order:

    Sin City
    Watchmen
    Zack & Mirni Make a Porno
    Hero
    Old Man
    Hancock
    Countryman
    The Harder They Fall
    Jackie Brown
    Coneheads
    The Life of Brian
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Jabawoki
    Wings of Desire
    Paris, Texas
    Burn!
    Starship Troopers
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Pulp Fiction
    Kill Bill 1&2
    Planet of the Apes (orig)
    Bladerunner
    Darkstar
    The Blues Brothers
    Steelyard Blues
    Bananas
    The Hitcher
    The Jerk
    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
    LA Story
    Grand Canyon
    Bowfinger
    Roxanne
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    Love and Death
    Anny Hall
    Take the Money and Run
    All You Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)
    The Purple Rose of Cairo
    Sleeper
    Zelig
    Harvey
    Lucky Number Slevin
    The Fifth Element
    The Jackal
    Spinal Tap
    Dr Strangelove
    Slaughterhouse Five
    Hot Fuzz
    Anchorman
    Les Visiteurs
    Wasabi
    Nikita
    Zombieland
    Hell Boy
    Species
    Unbreakable
    Klute
    Shaolin Soccer
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Jean de Florette
    Manon des Sources
    Tropic Thunder
    Ironman
    Shrek
    Blade
    Timecop
    The One
    Enter the Dragon
    House of Flying Daggers
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    The Killer
    Hard Boiled
    The Killers
    Con Air
    The Family Man
    Phenomenon
    In the Heat of the Night
    The Caine Mutiny
    The Yakuza
    Point Blank
    Collateral
    Gattaca
    The Corsican Brothers
    Up In Smoke
    The Bridge Over the River Kwai
    No Country For Old Men
    The Unforgiven
    Amélie
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Memento
    Twelve Monkeys
    Brazil
    Groundhog Day
    Mon Père, ce Héros
    Some Like it Hot
    The Italian Job (orig)
    The Man Who Would Be King
    Fight Club
    Once Upon A Time in the West
    Donnie Darko
    So I Married An Axe Murderer
    Leon
    Ronin
    Matrix
    Akira
    Spirited Away
    Shawshank Redemption
    Man On Fire
    Stardust
    Bullitt
    The Day the Earth Stood Still (orig)
    The Thing
    Airplane
    Assault on Precinct 13 (orig)
    Madagascar
    The Incredibles
    Road to Perdition

    In my haste I forgot all these

    Falling Down
    Wonder Boys
    The Jewel of the Nile
    Wall Street
    Black Rain
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Basic Instinct
    The War of the Roses
    Accidental Hero
    Paths of Glory
    Greedy
    Moby Dick
    Mars Attacks
    Westworld
    Terminator Terminator ll
    Animal House
    Robocop
    Being There
    The Thirty-nine Steps
    Masque of the Red Death
    The Abominable Dr Phibes
    Marlowe
    Ice Cold in Alex
    Reach for the Sky
    Zardoz
    Time Bandits
    Catch 22
    Thief
    Grand Prix
    Le Mans
    Vanishing Point
    Easy Rider
    Electra Glide in Blue
    The Witches of Eastwick
    Pandora and the flying Dutchman
    North by Northwest
    The Blue Max
    The Man Who Fell to Earth
    Soylent Green
    The Omega Man
    Midway
    Wayne's World
    The Great Escape
    Papillon
    The Hunter
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Odd Couple
    Some Like it Hot
    There's Something About Mary
    Apocalypse Now
    Murphy's War
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Shout at the Devil
    12 Angry Men (Orig)
    The Longest Day
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Fail-Safe
    Fobidden Planet
    Cape Fear(Orig)
    Taxi Driver
    Charley Varrick
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
    The Battle of the River Plate
    Five Easy Pieces
    China Town
    The Missouri Breaks
    As Good as it Gets
    Some Like it Hot
    Mister Roberts
    How to Murder Your Wife
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    It's a Wonderful Life
    The Flight of the Phoenix (Orig)
    The Man Who Knew Too Much
    Dr. No
    Thnderball
    Outland
    Highlander
    The Untouchables
    Rising Sun
    The Desert Fox
    Das Boot
    The Enermy Below
    The Fearless Vampire Killers also known as Dance of the Vampires
    Frantic
    The Ninth Gate
    Where the Buffalo Roam
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Ed Wood
    Sleepy Hollow
    Chocolat
    Blow
    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    The Out-of-Towners
    Predator
    The Seven Samuri
    Cool Hand Luke
    M*A*S*H
    Caddyshake
    Cocoon
    The Goonies
    The Long good Friday
    The Fly (Orig)
    Star Trek ll
    Star Trek IV
    Good Morning Vietnam
    Spaceballs
    Hellraiser
    A Fish Called Wonder
    The Naked Gun
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Beetle Juice
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Earth Girls Are Easy
    Edward Scissorhands
    Mo' Better Blues
    Barton Fink
    The Fisher King
    What About Bob?
    The Dish
    The Last Boy Scout
    Hudson Hawk
    Reservoir Dogs
    Fargo
    Pleasantville
    Men in Black
    The Truman Show
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Galaxy Quest
    Dogma
    The Green Mile
    Monsters, Inc.
    Rabbit-Proof Fence
    Lost Boys
    21 Grams
    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    Casino Royal (Orig)
    What's New Pussy Cat
    An American Werewolf in London
    Fitzcarraldo
    Tron
    Local Hero
    Repo Man
    Brother From Another Planet
    Starman
    Walkabout
    A Clockwork Orange
    If
    Get Carter
    Play Misty for Me
    Silent Running
    Fahrenheit 451
    Harold and Maude
    Play it Again Sam
    Casablanca
    Deliverance
    Don't Look Now
    Young Frankenstein
    Blazing Saddles
    The Stepford Wives (Orig)
    The Kentucky Fried Movie
    Eraserhead
    Atlantic City
    Flash Gordon
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Jules et Jim
    Point Blank
    The Graduate
    Barbarella
    They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
     
  21. Bullfrog

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    I really need a copy of Zombieland, I thought it was excellent.
     

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