/ Friday film club
I wont Know mine Until i do a charity shop run this afternoon.
The first rule of Friday Film Club is that you do not talk about Friday Film Club!
Maybe Synechdoche, New York to see if it reveals any more of itself on a second viewing.
Maybe The Talented Mr Ripley as I've never seen it.
Maybe Rachel Getting Married (ditto)
Maybe London Belongs to Me (old b&w crime drama w/ Richard Attenborough)
The charity shop swag is in. My Friday film club this week will be:
Haunting in conneticut.
Halloween (original not Remake ;-)
Some old school Doctor who VHSs.
I have the choice of House At The End Of The Street, Olympus Has Fallen or Seven Psychopaths
American Hustle at the flicks.
A variety of DVD's. Actually keen to see To Kill A Mockingbird (I'm sure I did many years ago but can't recall) in the light of modern/changing attitudes.
Hidden. I generally love Hanneke's films and haven't seen this. At the time someone told me that it was the most annoying film ever made, but others say they love it.
It will be interesting to hear what you think of it.
I thought Code: Unknown was a lot better. Different kind of thing though. Hidden is still dead good, it was just a little bit overrated at the time (a common effect when something brushes up toward the mainstream, which Hidden did and which Code: Unknown did not).
Have fun with it! :-) I certainly didn't find it in any way annoying. It's fairly straightforward storytelling.
REALLY? One of my friends said she thought it was funny. It has a few little comedic lines / interludes but not really laugh-out-loud; I didn't treat it as a comedy on the whole. Nowhere near. Has it been MARKETED as a comedy (I never saw any trailers for it but I know the works of David O. Russell and I know that he injects some dark or black humour into his dramas)
Bought Elysium for a Friday night treat but couldn't wait.
Very mixed feelings about it.
10/10 for the first half but much lower score thereafter.
Interesting product placement.
The trailer made it look like an expensive rehash of District 9 though friends who saw (and liked) it defended it against such a charge. So, as someone who was a bit less enamoured of it, can you tell me if it is just an expensive rehash of District 9 please ? Thanks!
May yet opt for "Another Earth". Still undecided!
"Give them slo-mo. Skin them alive then throw them off from the top of Peach Trees" (or some such thing).
Mmm, well I've bought it on DVD so I suppose I should watch it some time! thanks for the warning.
I've made this mistake before, it's not Another Earth, which I haven't seen, sure it's better than what I was thinking of (sci-fi film with Will Smith and his son).
After Earth is what I was thinking of.
<gets over the insult inherent in even an Internet randommer thinking I might want to watch an M. Night Shymalan film>
Yes I saw someone make that mistake on here a couple of weeks ago, maybe that was you too?
Another Earth is a low-budget indie thing. Still sci-fi though.
Maybe not so random, are you the Blue Straggler who owns the wired tri-cams, or a totally different Blue Straggler?
AS I said, first half is as good as it gets in Sci fi with D9 transposed to LA.
Second half is a let down with Jason Bourne and PW Botha fighting it out with the aid of some lightweight body scaffolding.
Just watched Pacific Rim, first time for family, second time for me. An unashamedly good sci-fi action film.
It's the same director, a South African, whose films tend to be allegories for Apartheid. Unfortunately I haven't seen Elysium so I can't compare the two completely, but I agree that the trailer made it look like the same plot in a different sci-fi setting.
I am that one.
Yes, I knew it was Blomkamp (I don't know his other films aside from the somewhat overegged D9), but that's no excuse for just rehashing his breakthrough film with a bigger budget (IF that's what Elysium is, which Tom V says it's not...quite... :-) )
Rodriguez got away with it with Desperado mainly because not that many people actually SAW El Mariachi.
I went for "London Belongs to Me" in the end, and it was ace
My verdict: corker.
He just makes such good quality films, totally compelling from start to finish. I liked the ending too.
We had a Haneke evening over xmas, Hidden and Funny Games (the original version). Happy days.
Ha ha ha . Haneke = happy days. Ha ha ha.
Just watched Bolt.
Loved that Little doggie. Hes my new Hero
Watched the untouchables last night. Sean Connery should have won an award for best Scottish Accent by a Supposedly Irish character.
Then watched some old school Doctor who, Until i could Stand the Terrible acting, story, plot, and sets, no Longer. It was bad.
The House At The End Of The Street was excellent. Also ended up watching Walking The Line which was pretty good too.
Sorry for hi-jacking Friday film club but it's Monday and I've just noticed there's The Invasion on TV at 9 o'clock.
I'm keen to see it to put it in its place;
so far my preferred order is
It WAS the GFT after all, there are always people who go there and practice their exaggerated laugh. but I guess there is also some humour in the Film
(comb- overs are always good for a laugh , for example)
however, Stylish scarves, and over the shoulder pastel jumpers ( in June ) are hilarious.
And that is just the audience not even in the film ;)
Took Mrs C to the IMAX to see Gravity Sunday night, , I was a bit doubtful she would like it,( she is not a science/space/Sci-fy fan )
so I just said we were was to see a George Clooney film and never mentioned the subject matter.
She watched it said nothing until the car park on the way home, where she announced that she 'Quite liked it ' ! Praise indeed., for her.
I knew I would like it, (and the bonus was Sandra Bullock in shorts and vest,even if it was fleeting) The special effects were of course fantastic, I was moving my head dodging space debris.
What you watching this weekend?
Tonight ive got Martha Marcy May Marlene.
And some old Doctor who Series on VHS. Although i watched brain of morbius already and it was shitter than shit.
pick up new Flicks tomorrow for rest of weekend.
Just noticed that Let Me In is on bbc player so will give it a whirl. I liked the original (except the clockwork cat)
Oh yes, watched that last night. Its Ace, would quite like to see the original now.
This weekends fare anyone?
the exorcism of Emily Rose.
The worlds end.
Children of the corn.
The 1984 Children of the Corn? (I'm unaware of any remake so I will assume that this is the case.
When they used to show it on telly the announcer's warning specifically warned about the first 15 minutes :-)
Yeah the 1984 one.
When i found it in charity shop, i was almost tempted by the fog Remake, but i couldnt do it. it was just wrong ;-)
ooh thats been quite universally panned. enjoy ;-)
It got more Oscar nominations than Oz The Great and Powerful, which I liked :-/
"Question me not, Malachai! I act according to His will."
Potentially watching Riddick if I have time
Don't know yet but I watched 'Planet Terror' last Friday and loved it, an absolute hoot (although the flickery film stock effect was maybe a bit overdone). I'd gladly watch that again - or maybe 'Deathproof' if I get the chance, to complete the set...
watched the worlds end last night. Thought it was good, but Largely just more of the same From pegg/wright.
tonight, the exorcism of Emily rose and Revisit children of the corn :-)
This is quite simply the best film I have seen in a looooong time.
The Act of Killing
horrific and disturbing without being gratuitous, revealing and questioning and just so much more than it appears on the surface. A must see and I don't give them very often
I saw that at the cinema. It is a brilliant piece of work and indeed essential viewing.
I want to see the finished film that the guys made too though :-/
I watched "The War of the Arrows" last night, Korean 17th-century battle epic thing, these things seem to be ten-a-penny now since Hero and House of Flying Daggers.
It passed the time, but was pretty uninvolving. Its USP is that it is maybe one of the best "bow and arrow" films!
Washed it down with half of Anvil: The Story of Anvil with the DVD commentary from Lips and Robb (with the director helping them along as they didn't really seem to have much to say that wasn't already in the film!)
Will finish that off and then maybe have The Talented Mr Ripley or The Charge of the Light Brigade.
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