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The Film Thread

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I thought I may as well start up a thread all about films you have seen recently at the Cinema or at home etc and for you to post your opinions/reviews of them, or to suggest films to others you particularly enjoyed.

I'll start off, yesterday me and my mate Lauren went to see Dreamgirls and I must say, I really enjoyed it, infact I loved it. I'm a bit of a musicals fan anyway and I'm a HUGE Beyonce fan. I thought considering most of the cast are known more for their singing skills than their acting skills that they all were excellent. Jennifer Hudson's voice I found a bit too much though, it was far too screetchy and as her character was the one who was supposed to be the SINGER/LEAD, she had to completely try to outclass Beyonce, who due to her role was singing throughout the film very held back and sounded average, but even then she sounded a hell of a lot better than Miss Hudson. I liked the way the film showed (very well) the pushing aside of Effie (hudson)pushing forward of Deena (Beyonce). Both Jennifer and Beyonce played their parts exellently. It was also great to see Deena finally stand up for herself towards the end when she found out what Curtis had done and this climaxed in her song Listen which is when Deena finally breaks out. Going against all what Curtis said to her (she was average and not a good singer) and she proves she is more than that in Listen. I wont go into too much detail as it will destroy the film which is why I'm hardly mentioning Effie as she was really the main focus of the film.

Overall though it's a must see. The soundtrack is superb, the acting is surprisingly very good, andthe storyline is very interesting.

Another film I saw recently was Smokin' Aces but that was a complete disappointment. Far too much shooting/action, the storyline was far too complicated and if you missed one second ou would be lost for the rest of the film and it was just all a bit too much.

Oh and earlier me, Anna, Cariona and Matt were watching Sliding doors on video (how retro lol) and that is a must see film, really interesting to see what would have happened had she caught the train and what did happen in her life and how eventually not getting the train was the best thing eventhough until the very end the what would have happened story seemed the best thing!

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The good movies I seen lately at home be:

Blood Diamond

Hotel Rwanda

Glory Road

In the Name of the Father

Dead Mans Chest

The movie about the footballer who was a bar tender (with Mark Wahlberg)

The departed

Several of the Granada Sherlock Holmes series with Jeremy Brett

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I fancy seeing Blood Diamond and The Departed, would you recommend them?

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Went to see Hot Fuzz the other night - it was a 'preview thing', should be released on Feb 16th I think. From the same people that made Shaun Of The Dead, and honestly, Hot Fuzz is the funniest film I've seen in years. If you like humour/horror/p1ss taking you'll love it - the audience never stopped laughing.

Sorry Ben, none of the cast are fit....

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That doesnt bother me, I think Shaun of the dead is ****ing fantastic and Hot Fuzz looks hilarious.

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yeah i'm looking forward to seeing hot fuzz.

recently saw 'night at the museum'. Not Ben Stiller's best film by any means, and its got that annoying Owen Wilson in it - but still enjoyable, and worth seeing. Some funny moments, but will not be remembered like Stiller's better films (dodgeball, zoolander, meet the parents etc).

I really want to see Rocky Balboa next

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recently saw 'night at the museum'. Not Ben Stiller's best film by any means

That is quite a accomplishment considering that even Ben Stiller's best film is complete crap so i can only imagine how bad 'Night at the museum' is.

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noway bruce, ben stiller has been in some extreeemely funny films. do you not like dodgeball? i was p**sing myself laughing the whole way through. Meet the parents and meet the fokkers are both brilliant imo. So is zoolander! In night at the museum its not Ben Stiller himself being funny, he's actually quite a serious character, the comedy comes from the museum itself, such as the miniature men having a war with each other

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Looking forward to Hot fuzz, but haven't watched anything new for a long time. On DVD recently I've watched Dark City (superb), Moulin Rouge, The Thin Red Line and The Great Dictator. And John Mayall's 70th birthday gig - ok it's not a film but so what, it's brilliant.

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noway bruce, ben stiller has been in some extreeemely funny films. do you not like dodgeball? i was p**sing myself laughing the whole way through. Meet the parents and meet the fokkers are both brilliant imo. So is zoolander! In night at the museum its not Ben Stiller himself being funny, he's actually quite a serious character, the comedy comes from the museum itself, such as the miniature men having a war with each other

I personally find Ben Stiller's style of comedy abit to crude for my tastes.

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I personally find Ben Stiller's style of comedy abit to crude for my tastes.

oh i see, didnt realise you were 75 years of age :D

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oh i see, didnt realise you were 75 years of age :D

Im just not a fan of slapstick humour. Im more of a satire fan.

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Looking forward to Hot fuzz, but haven't watched anything new for a long time. On DVD recently I've watched Dark City (superb), Moulin Rouge, The Thin Red Line and The Great Dictator. And John Mayall's 70th birthday gig - ok it's not a film but so what, it's brilliant.

I went to that gig, MG.

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I never thought I'd be jealous of a people carrier pilot!

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I bought Rebecca on dvd last week but haven't watched it yet. Germaine Greer, my heroine, wrote a good article about it recently: Paedophilia, incest, unrelieved wimpishness - Hitchc#ck's Rebecca has it all, says Germaine Greer, as the film is re-released

The last film I saw was (spot the palindrome) Notes on a Scandal, with Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench. It's all about lesbianism and hence it is fascinating, but alas, the lesbian is Judi, not Cate. :(

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The last film I saw was (spot the palindrome) Notes on a Scandal, with Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench. It's all about lesbianism and hence it is fascinating, but alas, the lesbian is Judi, not Cate. :(

I do not want to imagine Judi Dench as a lesbian so i dont think i'll be watching that film.

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Yeah, Cate really let us down there. She does have an affair with a 15 year old pupil of hers though.

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I never thought I'd be jealous of a people carrier pilot!

I feel that's a tad harsh, Russell, my old bean!! :lol:

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The Prestige was one of the best movies I've seen in recent times. Blood Diamond and Departed were excellent as well. I'd recommend any of them without hesitation.

Word of advice: Stay away from Babel.

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The Prestige was one of the best movies I've seen in recent times. Blood Diamond and Departed were excellent as well. I'd recommend any of them without hesitation.

Word of advice: Stay away from Babel.

Stay away from classics of any sort(or those "intelligent" movies.)

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I feel that's a tad harsh, Russell, my old bean!! :lol:

I retract my impetuous remark, and thank you for the correct spelling of my name. But I am still mighty envious, Paul. And less of the old, if you don't mind!

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I fancy seeing Blood Diamond and The Departed, would you recommend them?

Blood Diamond is a great movie; I would definitely recommend seeing it :)

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Casino Royale. I don't like most Bond flicks, but I liked that one. Not as much as the 1967 version--which had a brilliant explanation for all the different 'Bonds' we have seen over the years.

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I retract my impetuous remark, and thank you for the correct spelling of my name. But I am still mighty envious, Paul. And less of the old, if you don't mind!

I aplogise profusely, Sir, it was a casual saying, not in any way meant as a reference to your age in the slightest!! :lol:

Well, it was a good night, MG, I can't deny it! However, as you know my main influence is Eric and to be honest, I went to see him a little while later with his own band and his playing was in a completely different league. So much so, that I was completely taken aback and not much surprises me with regards to Eric these days.

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Casino Royale. I don't like most Bond flicks, but I liked that one. Not as much as the 1967 version--which had a brilliant explanation for all the different 'Bonds' we have seen over the years.

I am one of te very few that didn't actually like the new Bond film. I thought it had lost too much of the fun aspect. It was much more realistic though but I still felt it was lacking a fun side which I think Bond films should have.

I'm going to see Hot Fuzz this weekend probs. Can't wait, it looks hilarious!

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