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#41 hindle xiii

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:05 AM

Blade Runner.


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#42 gingerjon

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:06 AM

Blade Runner.

 

If you're referring to anything other than the original voiceover version I will hunt you down and kill you like the replicant you and I both are.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

Scarface.

 

Bored me senseless.


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#44 hindle xiii

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:08 AM

If you're referring to anything other than the original voiceover version I will hunt you down and kill you like the replicant you and I both are.

I had no idea what the hell was going on other than it was dark and rained a lot.

 

And I was referring to the extended final definitive anniversary directors limited edition.


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#45 nadera78

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:09 AM

Not only is Jaws an excellent film, but it even has an ex-Rugby League international in it! :D

 

As for the post about Daniel Craig-era Bond films, I've tried on more than one occasion to watch Casino Royale, but it just doesn't grab me at all. 

Having sat through The Spy Who Loved Me yesterday I'm going to take issue on this. Bond is quite simple to break down -

 

Sean Connery was brilliant, as were the films. George Lazenby was poor but the film is better than you expect. Roger Moore was awful and the films just as bad. Timothy Dalton had potential but the films themselves weren't great. Pierce Brosnan started well with Goldeneye but went downhill very fast (an invisible car!) and became little more than one long advertising vehicle. Daniel Craig is very, very good. Not only does he carry the physical side of it, just like the books, but he's also a top notch actor. Casino Royale is a great Bond movie, the second one has good ideas but is patchy due to the writers strike, and Skyfall is everything a Bond movie needs to be. It also has the delightful Naomie Harris.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

 

 

And I was referring to the extended final definitive anniversary directors limited edition.

 

Hmmm...  was that the Remastered Special (Final) Second Edition?

 

Either way.  I'm after you.  I just have to boff this rather sexy robot first.  And walk in the rain.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:12 AM

Hmmm...  was that the Remastered Special (Final) Second Edition?

 

Either way.  I'm after you.  I just have to boff this rather sexy robot first.  And walk in the rain.

*Yakety sax*


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#48 Futtocks

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:13 AM

Having sat through The Spy Who Loved Me yesterday I'm going to take issue on this. Bond is quite simple to break down -

 

Sean Connery was brilliant, as were the films. George Lazenby was poor but the film is better than you expect. Roger Moore was awful and the films just as bad. Timothy Dalton had potential but the films themselves weren't great. Pierce Brosnan started well with Goldeneye but went downhill very fast (an invisible car!) and became little more than one long advertising vehicle. Daniel Craig is very, very good. Not only does he carry the physical side of it, just like the books, but he's also a top notch actor. Casino Royale is a great Bond movie, the second one has good ideas but is patchy due to the writers strike, and Skyfall is everything a Bond movie needs to be. It also has the delightful Naomie Harris.

Daniel Craig is an excellent actor, but something about his Bond films just isn't clicking with me.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:16 AM

Thanks to this thread, over the next week or two I'm going to dig out a couple of DVDs of films I thought I should see, which I bought years ago but have yet to watch. These are Apocalypse Now, Platoon and Raging Bull. And maybe throw in one or two I've seen only once which are Born on the Fourth of July and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

 

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#50 Futtocks

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:20 AM

I really like 'Apocalypse Now', but can see why many don't. The extended 'Redux' version adds nothing much.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:44 AM

Thanks to this thread, over the next week or two I'm going to dig out a couple of DVDs of films I thought I should see, which I bought years ago but have yet to watch. These are Apocalypse Now, Platoon and Raging Bull. And maybe throw in one or two I've seen only once which are Born on the Fourth of July and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:16 PM

Watched the Big Lebowski the other week.  Didn't get what the film was about.  Without John Goodman it'd have been a poor film, but thought he was great in it.  Hated Independence Day, but don't know if anyone really rates it. 

 

Most overrated has to be Star Wars.   If you're between mid 30s and late 40s your opinion of Star Wars tends to be skewed more than anyone outside of that age range.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:27 PM

The Hobbit - absolute pile of s***

 

Reacher - I have really enjoyed all the Lee Child books and anyone who has read them will know that Tom Cruise is not Jack Reacher. Very disappointed when I found out that he had been cast in that role.

 

Top Gun - quite like the soundtrack but the hype is just too much.

 

The Three 'new' Star Wars Films - utter dross. Not impressed.

 

Saving Private Ryan - Just didn't like it. No idea why it was such a hit.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:31 PM

Watched the Big Lebowski the other week.  Didn't get what the film was about.  Without John Goodman it'd have been a poor film, but thought he was great in it.  Hated Independence Day, but don't know if anyone really rates it. 

 

Most overrated has to be Star Wars.   If you're between mid 30s and late 40s your opinion of Star Wars tends to be skewed more than anyone outside of that age range.

I like some of the Coen Brothers' films, but 'The Big Lebowski' just doesn't do it for me. I find it dull and mean-spirited. 'Millers Crossing' (superb) or 'Raising Arizona' (pure daft fun), for instance, I really enjoyed.

 

'Star Wars' may be a generational thing. When it came out, it was just eyepoppingly spectacular, especially if you were a kid at the time. Younger or older viewers may not get that buzz.


Edited by Futtocks, 24 March 2014 - 12:32 PM.

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#55 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:45 PM

 
Saving Private Ryan - Just didn't like it. No idea why it was such a hit.


a fine example of Style ( well CGI special effects) over substance.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

Having sat through The Spy Who Loved Me yesterday I'm going to take issue on this. Bond is quite simple to break down -

 

Sean Connery was brilliant, as were the films. George Lazenby was poor but the film is better than you expect. Roger Moore was awful and the films just as bad. Timothy Dalton had potential but the films themselves weren't great. Pierce Brosnan started well with Goldeneye but went downhill very fast (an invisible car!) and became little more than one long advertising vehicle. Daniel Craig is very, very good. Not only does he carry the physical side of it, just like the books, but he's also a top notch actor. Casino Royale is a great Bond movie, the second one has good ideas but is patchy due to the writers strike, and Skyfall is everything a Bond movie needs to be. It also has the delightful Naomie Harris.

 

Surely you meant "Sean Connery was brilliant, as were the films, except Diamonds are Forever, which is a bit rubbish"?


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:34 PM

Blade Runner.

 

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

Mutiny on the Buses, although Pat Coombes' cameo was faultless.

Argo, this in part to me being genuinely dyslexic and thinking the film was about 1970s football hooliganism.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:51 PM

Having sat through The Spy Who Loved Me yesterday I'm going to take issue on this. Bond is quite simple to break down -

 

Sean Connery was brilliant, as were the films. George Lazenby was poor but the film is better than you expect. Roger Moore was awful and the films just as bad. Timothy Dalton had potential but the films themselves weren't great. Pierce Brosnan started well with Goldeneye but went downhill very fast (an invisible car!) and became little more than one long advertising vehicle. Daniel Craig is very, very good. Not only does he carry the physical side of it, just like the books, but he's also a top notch actor. Casino Royale is a great Bond movie, the second one has good ideas but is patchy due to the writers strike, and Skyfall is everything a Bond movie needs to be. It also has the delightful Naomie Harris.

 

Skyfall is an absolute rotten stinker of a film.  



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:42 AM

Mutiny on the Buses, although Pat Coombes' cameo was faultless.
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Oh no, I remember Gielgood, Burton, O'Toole and Bennett, commenting on how Reg Varney could hold a line and envied his screen presence.

In fact Gielgood was very disappointed not to get the role of Blakey.