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Mookish Deity Most High

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RE: Last film you watched, and review


I went to see Watchmen yesterday. Omg it was awesome! Obviously they missed a few bits out but the graphic novel is quite long and the film was 3 hours anyways. Everyone should go see this!

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^ I'm going to. I've been a bit reluctant since all the other film versions of Alan Moore's work have been pretty shitty.
But it has gotten such mixed reviews, basically "fanboys" like myself seem to like it and people who haven't read the graphic novel think it is bewildering. Good.


The last film I saw was "let the right one in".
12 year old Oskar does not fit in among his peers and is bullied at school. He longs for friendship and revenge, and when a new girl moves into his block it seems both is attainable. But she is not really a girl, she is a vampire.

So it is a vampire film.
But it is a drama not an action. I thought I was heartily tired of vampires, but this one is really good. Since it is not a Hollywood film, it does not spell everything out for you in detail. Rather it implies a lot, and encourages you to feel and think while watching.

Also the characters both major and minor seem like real, ordinary people, despite the supernatural things that is going on. If vampires really existed, this is what it would be like.
Meaning that if you like vampires solely for fantastical superpowers and superhuman beauty, you won't like "Let the right one in".

All in all it is a very well made film, it has been a long time since a film have made me feel so cold while watching it. Like frozen blood in the snow.

Edit: I just rad that they are going to make an american remake of this movie. I'm quite sure they will totally ruin it, doing what is usually done in Hollywood: "They take an idea, bowdlerize it, blow it up, make it infantile and spend $100 million to give people a brief escape from their boring and often demeaning lives at work. It's obscene and it's offensive. This is not the culture I signed up for." as Alan Moore said.




-- Edited by Irilar on Friday 20th of March 2009 06:53:24 PM

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Watchmen missed out so many of my favourite bits, but kept enough in to be good. My problem was I was rushing the film along in my mind to see if they included this bit or that bit...

But I loved it. :)

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Haha I found myself doing the exact same thing.

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And around the moment when The Comedian is in Moloch's room, that's when it finally hit that I was watching a film version of Watchmen. It was a nice, but slightly surreal moment.

I need to see it again.

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Yeah same here, I think they should have kinda made it into 2 films as well, at least they would have got most of the book in it that way.

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XXX. fuckin' awesome. No other words to describe it.

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See, I found Watchmen reviews were the other way around, Irilar. Every fanboy I've spoken to hated it and the people who haven't read the comics (like myself) really enjoyed it. I've given up on films ever doing comics complete justice but this was certainly my favourite superhero film and normally I really dislike anything that comes out of the DC camp.

I'll buy the graphic novel asap. Very, very enjoyable film ^_^

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I've been ill the past week, so I've been cooped up in bed watching loads of movies, here goes.

The Ring and The Ring 2 - My kind of movie, I loved them both.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Gave it another chance, it's pretty good.
Borat - Funny, but sick.
The Game Plan - Sweet, but not something I'd watch again.
28 Days Later & 28 Weeks Later - Not normally something I'd go for, but I loved them for some reason.

That's all I can really remember right now, I'll probably do a few more when I think about it.

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I watched 'I'm A Cyborg But That's OK' the other night. It's a Korean romantic comedy set in a mental institution. And it was fantastic! I recommend it to anyone who films like Eternal Sunshine. With cyborgs.

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I watched Blade, which I've seen before but still love (mainly for a young and beautiful Stephen Dorff as Frost) and also Poltergeist. A few scenes in that movie actually bring a tear to my eye...

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Has anyone else seen "grave of the fireflies". It was one of the saddest films I've ever seen. It's about a 14 year old boy, and his little sister, who's town in Japan is destroyed during the fire bomding in WW2. It was very touching, and I doubt you can watch it without crying. I'm also an anime fan, and the animation is beautiful.

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^ I have seen Graveyard of the fireflies. I can't watch it. I was nearly crying through the whole film ^^'

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That is such a sad movie I couldn't stop crying either.

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I watched Star Trek: First Contact last night because sci-fi seems to be the only thing that cheers me up these days.

Anyway, this is one of the latest Star Trek films so there's no Captain James T. Kirk and no Spock (which is quite sad because I like sexy Vulcan males). The Borg are trying to take over USS Enterprise, captain Picard's spaceship. And that's what the entire film is about. Nice quality sci-fi with awesome kaboom effects and all sorts of bleeps and cool 3D spaceship battle scenes.

I loved it. I'm such a geek.

Bonus: There's a sexyscene including Data (a disturbingly attractive android chap) and the Borg Queen snogging. Ooooh yes, it's a sexyscene alright.

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Oh my god, I love First Contact! Its one of my all time favourite films, so I must be a geek as well! lol I know that bit with data is good when she gives him skin so he can feel and stuff. It is very erotic, but Ive always though she had an erotic voice anyways. And I love cockran (or however its spelt) he's a funny drunk! I like his dancing lol.

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Just watched Ghostbusters for the first time in ages.

So much joy.

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Starter For 10.
I adore James Mcavoy, University Challenge and The Cure, so this was always going to be a winner, but this was just wonderful.
Loved it.

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I went to see Duplicity with a group of friends. It should be re-named Dupli-shit-y as my friends put it. It was horrible. They repeated the same story line three times, but just in different place and times. Horrible!

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I watched Paperhouse and was disappointed. The actors couldn't act, the fear factor was low and the ending was annoyingly soppy. What a waste of a good story line...

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I just watched 'The Devil Wears Prada' on TV.  Everyone said it was so cool and suchlike and I thought it was just same old same old Hollywood shite.  With all the vacuous superficial excess, it totally doesn't see its own irony.

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Yeah I hated that film too.
And her stupid boyfriend.
Blurgh.

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The books a lot different, for one thing her boyfriend dumps her in the end.

I loved "let the right one in", but I know that if America remakes it, it's going to end up a lame horror movie rather then the touching drama/love story that was the original.

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I watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine yesterday and it was awesome. It didnt really stay true to the comics, but it was a bloody good film in its own right. Lots of story line and action.

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Lately I've watched Gone with the Wind for the first time. It was a bit long, but also excellent and probably has given many girls dreams about finding their own Rhett Butler.

I've also seen Angels and Demons. It was amazing and I shall give spoiler for part of my review.
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Synethingy. The new Charlie Kaufman film. Excellent, if a little too wearing its cleverness on its sleeve.

Haven't a clue what it's about though.

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Iron Maiden : Flight 666 - OMG! Fantastic! Even if you're not a major fan of Iron Maiden, the scenes of the plane that they own and Bruce Dickenson flies (as he is that amazing!) and the journey and countries are good too! It just shows that metal has covered the earth and will provale! Watch it! Watch it now! It has some amazing British humour that may stump other cultures humour.

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Blades of Glory

Not the most insightful of movies, but I felt like something light-hearted. It's pretty funny - not as good as some other movies with Will Ferrel, but funny nonetheless.

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we went to see the new xmen film last wekk and really enjoyed it. we have read loads of bad reviews about it but i thought it was great and well worth going to see. i hope they do more of them and include more of the charectors as well x

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Revolutionary Road. It's a drama about a couple stuck in their 50's suburban life and their attempt to get away and save their marriage.

That might not sound very interesting, but it is really good. Way above your average American film.
The main actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, does a splendid job, and the scenes where they are fighting are amazingly well done. It is almost painful to watch what awful, hurtful things one can say to the one you love when you get angry and frustrated enough.

I heartily recommend this film to everyone who have, or plan to have, a long time relationship with another human being, and anyone who have ever felt trapped in a mundane, boring life-situation.

The film is based on a book by Richard Yates. I will read that as soon as possible.

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