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Posted 24 November 2006 - 03:33 PM

I figured as there's a "Read any Good books Lately?" thread, and I can't read, that I'd start a movie version for those of us with the attention span of a goldfish. On a recent trip to the US I thoroughly enjoyed Superman Returns and (gulp) The Devil Wears Prada, and was astonished at how bewilderingly unfunny I found Borat. All the great reviews, massive box office, people (Americans even) in the cinema falling around laughing, while I sat there in stunned silence. Must be the curmudgeon thing.....

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 06:19 PM

I watched 'Lord of the Rings: Return of the King' on 4 last Sunday.

I thought it would be crap but it was not too bad.
Mind you, it was watch the film or do an essay...
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 06:54 PM

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 07:25 PM

View PostTempus Fugit, on Nov 24 2006, 07:54 PM, said:

Give me an Ealing comedy every time.
I was recently sent a load of dvds, the sort given away free in the Daily Mail. There, hidden amongst the utter rubbish was the film, 'Kind Hearts and Coronets'. A brilliant film. In fact, I'm going to watch it again now.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 09:15 PM

'Yesterday was Thanks Giving and I was skipping through channels and came across 'You only live twice' '1967' starring Sean Connery. I was very jealous of Bond because he was tied to a chair on some Japenese boat, and this very attractive woman directly threatened to torture him with a surgical tool. But then they started smoochin and this chick was a five star kisser. I mean '5 star' and she untied him and before I knew it this red headed heel was zipped undressed.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 10:50 PM

Duck Soup.
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:04 PM

View PostDave to the Grave, on Nov 24 2006, 07:25 PM, said:

View PostTempus Fugit, on Nov 24 2006, 07:54 PM, said:

Give me an Ealing comedy every time.
I was recently sent a load of dvds, the sort given away free in the Daily Mail. There, hidden amongst the utter rubbish was the film, 'Kind Hearts and Coronets'. A brilliant film. In fact, I'm going to watch it again now.
Is that the one with Alec Guiness playing all the main parts whilst he murders his way to the throne? I haven't seen it in years, it was very good.
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 09:24 AM

Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
and not forgetting
Rebecca, of course....

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 10:19 AM

V for Vendetta.
Not a lizard or alien mothership in sight, but pretty good notwithstanding.
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:43 PM

Rated Borat when I saw it weeks back.

Thought Pierrepoint excellent on DVD tonight, Timothy Spall at his very best. Currently listening to an interview with Pierrepoint himself, available as a link from the page on the Wikipedia.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:02 AM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Nov 25 2006, 11:43 PM, said:

Rated Borat when I saw it weeks back.

Thought Pierrepoint excellent on DVD tonight, Timothy Spall at his very best. Currently listening to an interview with Pierrepoint himself, available as a link from the page on the Wikipedia.


Hear hear, I watched Pierrepoint a few weeks ago, hardly ever watch films, I thought it was very good.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 08:42 AM

View PostJosco, on Nov 25 2006, 12:04 AM, said:

Is that the one with Alec Guiness playing all the main parts whilst he murders his way to the throne? I haven't seen it in years, it was very good.
That's the one Josco. Although it was a coronet he was after not a crown <_<

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 08:55 AM

Sunset Boulevard.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 05:36 PM

Duck Soup (the repeat)
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 11:58 AM

Empire...not strictly "a film", but an excellent min-series.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 12:05 PM

Hitchcock's 'Rebecca' isn't too bad either. I wonder if anyone else on this thread has an opinion.
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 12:07 PM

Watched "Bad Santa" on Sky Movies last night ... highly recommended.
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 12:12 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Nov 27 2006, 12:05 PM, said:

Hitchcock's 'Rebecca' isn't too bad either. I wonder if anyone else on this thread has an opinion.
Yeah, I er mentioned it a couple of posts ago.....sort of my "raison d'etre", so to speak...and a truly great film!

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 05:42 PM

If you like French films I can recommend: Potage du canard.
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 06:12 PM

I don't know much about french films, but I love french women. The ones that are very mysterious.




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