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    I think one of the main problems is that he cast himself as a sleazy, dickish, petulant character when he can't play sleazy, dickish, petulant characters at all convincingly (being Jim from the office and all), in the dominant plot thread of the film. Maybe it's just role association, maybe he just can't act those parts, I dunno. It was a failure nonetheless.
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    Continued my effort to get properly back into films by watching Adaptation today. I thought it was amazing; took the weird-and-wonderful mix to a whole different level.
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    oh hey christien, havent seen ya on here for a while

    Doing a film catch up for the year of sorts, need to watch the eagle... and the Adjustment bureau next
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    Well, I just chose the absolute worst time to finally watch Remember Me. I am CRYING.
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    Just finished watching Hunger; I don't know how that film escaped my radar, but I would definitely recommend it. Speaking of McQueen, there was a lot of buzz surrounding his new film Shame at Venice, is anyone following it? Michael Fassbender looks set to be Hollywood hot property.
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    Watched Anti-Christ.

    Overall, lovely romp, they go to a woods and have a fantastic time. Vagina jokes in it, what can you do, huh?

    Melancholia looks good.
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    Is anyone going to see the US-remake of Straw Dogs? the original was powerful and brilliant imo, not really sure what to expect of the new film from the trailers and IMDB user reviews seem to be quite polarised as of now
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    BACK FROM BESTIVAL BABEH

    And I think I need a good film, that is after a good sleep of course...
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    Oh wow, Benedict Cumberbatch was in Four Lions.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Oh wow, Benedict Cumberbatch was in Four Lions.
    Speaking of which, I am so looking forward to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
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    (Original post by Jace Falco)
    Speaking of which, I am so looking forward to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
    Agreed. I've never read the book or seen any of the adaptations, so I'm looking forward to experiencing the story fresh. And the fact that it's pretty much guaranteed to win at Venice is adding to the anticipation.
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    I'm looking forwards to watching Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy too

    Haven't read it/watched other adaptations, but I really liked the film 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' with Richard Burton which is another John le Carré adaptation and set in the same continuity.
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    (Original post by Nucleolus)
    Just finished watching Hunger; I don't know how that film escaped my radar, but I would definitely recommend it. Speaking of McQueen, there was a lot of buzz surrounding his new film Shame at Venice, is anyone following it? Michael Fassbender looks set to be Hollywood hot property.
    :yep: Along with Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, it's the film I'm most looking forward to this year. On which note, in Venice, Fassbender's won the best actor award for his performance. Only increases the hype for me. :excited: Hunger was immense.

    EDIT: You might also be interested to read about McQueen's next planned project, 12 Years a Slave. :yy:

    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Agreed. I've never read the book or seen any of the adaptations, so I'm looking forward to experiencing the story fresh. And the fact that it's pretty much guaranteed to win at Venice is adding to the anticipation.
    From the above link: the Golden Lion (best film) actually ended up going to the Russian film Faust; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy didn't pick up any awards. Though it was very well-received, and Fassbender paid tribute to Oldman in his acceptance speech.

    I'd also note that Wuthering Heights won the award for best cinematography. Reviews have indicated it isn't fantastic, but it's still a film I'm looking forward to seeing.
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    You know you're doing the right subject when your Property Law lecturer keeps making sly references to Blade Runner.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    You know you're doing the right subject when your Property Law lecturer keeps making sly references to Blade Runner.
    "I've taught things, things you people wouldn't understand..."
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    From the above link: the Golden Lion (best film) actually ended up going to the Russian film Faust; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy didn't pick up any awards. Though it was very well-received, and Fassbender paid tribute to Oldman in his acceptance speech.

    I'd also note that Wuthering Heights won the award for best cinematography. Reviews have indicated it isn't fantastic, but it's still a film I'm looking forward to seeing.
    Oh dear, just goes to show how little time I've actually had to look at film stuff recently.
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    My favourite sentence from an IMDB review:

    "the direction was almost nonexistent, more like a producer whacked off in the writer's face so the writer could not see the page clearly and know that what he was typing was like chunks flying from a horse's arse."
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    Michael Fassbender has been a LOT of films apparently, just looked him up.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    :yep: Along with Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, it's the film I'm most looking forward to this year. On which note, in Venice, Fassbender's won the best actor award for his performance. Only increases the hype for me. :excited: Hunger was immense.

    EDIT: You might also be interested to read about McQueen's next planned project, 12 Years a Slave. :yy:
    Same, Tinker, Shame and also The Ides of March are the ones I'm highly anticipating. If Fassbender's performance is as great as everyone is saying it is (which it must be considering his award at Venice), I hope the old timers at the Academy don't snub him purely for the 'pornographic' nature of the film (apparently he's been nicknamed 'fassadong'; I fear seeing the movie will make me very insecure :ahee: ). I'm tempted to go to the London Film Festival to see it.

    12 Years a Slave sounds interesting; McQueen seems to have a knack for that kind of thing. I was surprised after seeing Hunger that Shame was his only other project, he's a great director, throughout Hunger I was like :eek: GENIUS.

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    Michael Fassbender has been a LOT of films apparently, just looked him up.
    He's definitely Hollywood hot property now. I was pretty much indifferent to him until I saw X-Men, thought he was a new actor, and then I found out he was in Inglorious Basterds and Band of Brothers I've caught up on a few of his films though and he's a great actor.
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    Anyone here seen Farmhouse (2008)? Absolutely hated the ending, had to turn it off before it happened, I was actually happy that the couple got tortured

    Sort of ruined the film as you're hoping they get away due to the torture they receive (the women got cheese grated on the knee, it had the sound effects and everything :nothing:) but then by the end you lose all sympathy for them, I feel cheated.
 
 
 
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