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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Was it good? For some bizarre reason I never got round to see it, despite going to the cinema every week since it's been out.
    I loved it.

    I think there are a few areas that might be a bit confusing if you go without knowing the story but as a film it's brilliant.
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    I enjoyed The Artist, but I really don't see what all the mega fuss was about.
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    (Original post by aja89)
    I enjoyed The Artist, but I really don't see what all the mega fuss was about.
    I've not seen it but I imagine a lot of fuss stems from the novelty of it being a silent film. If that kind of thing floats people's boat then they'll be pleased to know there were silent films before The Artist.
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    (Original post by aja89)
    I enjoyed The Artist, but I really don't see what all the mega fuss was about.
    I agree, the hype made it out to be super awesome and while it's very enjoyable, it's certainly not the pinnacle of film making.

    However, I do think it will probably win the Best Picture Oscar. It just has that whiff about it.
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    (Original post by TheMagicRat)
    I've not seen it but I imagine a lot of fuss stems from the novelty of it being a silent film. If that kind of thing floats people's boat then they'll be pleased to know there were silent films before The Artist.
    Part of the reason, the other is the way the film actually incorporates elements of films to come after silent films. I won't spoil it for you, but there's a few really good moments, especially if you're a film buff.
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    Part of the reason, the other is the way the film actually incorporates elements of films to come after silent films. I won't spoil it for you, but there's a few really good moments, especially if you're a film buff.
    That's one of the reasons Hugo is going to do so well at the Oscars as well I imagine. Films that tell a story about the history of filmmaking are obviously going to resonate more with the industry.
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    My main problem with it was that the characters seemed to be a bit too one dimensional, I realise there is only so much you can get across in a silent movie but it just fell a bit flat for me. When you see someone like Charlie Chaplin you know every single thing that is going on in his mind, with The Artist I couldn't help but feel that it was more a case of a talkie that had had it's sound cut off. Though that may have been the point given the main character's storyline.

    Though I must say, the last twenty minutes or so were extremely awesome, and the woman who played Peppy Miller is mesmerising.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    That's one of the reasons Hugo is going to do so well at the Oscars as well I imagine. Films that tell a story about the history of filmmaking are obviously going to resonate more with the industry.
    I haven't seen Hugo. Shocking, I know, I've only heard great things about it. Looking forward to Drive coming out at the end of this month, have been wanting to see that for a while.
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    (Original post by Madjackismad)
    Peppy Miller. :flutter:

    The female members of the group loved the leading actor. :awesome:
    There was something attractive about him actually, especially when he danced.
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    Any suggestions for tonight apart from dry martinis and loose women?
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    (Original post by Madjackismad)
    Wet martini and tight women.
    IMDB doesn't have a film by that name :no:
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    (Original post by S-man10)
    Any suggestions for tonight apart from dry martinis and loose women?
    Cube, followed by Hypercube, followed by Cube Zero.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Cube, followed by Hypercube, followed by Cube Zero.
    So you would recommend the second and third in the trilogy? I loved the first one but have never got round to seeing the other two.
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    (Original post by TheMagicRat)
    So you would recommend the second and third in the trilogy? I loved the first one but have never got round to seeing the other two.
    They're not particularly unmissable films, but if you enjoyed the first you'll probably get something out of them.
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    The last film I watched was Coraline. It was pretty good; the plot was average/OK but the animation/puppetry was amazing.
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    I found Cube to be a bit...meh. I think I hyped it up too much in my head after reading everyone's thoughts on it, and was expecting something a bit more intense/confusing.
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    I was really, really enjoying Source Code, and then in the last five minutes it did it's damnedest to make me hate it. :sad:
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    I was really, really enjoying Source Code, and then in the last five minutes it did it's damnedest to make me hate it. :sad:
    Did it end up making you hate it?
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    I was really, really enjoying Source Code, and then in the last five minutes it did it's damnedest to make me hate it. :sad:
    yeah, I hate it when they keep adding little bits and pieces towards the end... just couldn't care less. Not even the twists, which I find gimmicky.

    Heard a few folks say it's like watching a modernised episode of 'Quantum leap' and I thought they'd be exaggerating, but it actually is very similar to how that show worked.
 
 
 
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