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    Chipped and chopped some of the BBC clips and added a few different ones to make an Olympics montage. Where's my BAFTA yo. :awesome:

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    ****ing yes. I am ALL OVER THIS.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19253777
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    Can't wait for taken 2!


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    Just finished watching Reservoir Dogs! Mashallah, what a film :adore:
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    Just watched 500 days of summer. Considering I think the two main actors have been great in most other stuff they've been in I thought this would be good. Nope. Started off well, and laughed a few times in the first five minutes, but it just came off a standard boring romantic film. There was an attempt to do something a bit different in the way the chronology was a bit off, (probably why people acclaim it for being different) and that was interesting - while it lasted. The last 30 minutes completely forgot about that interesting way of portraying the story, and went into chronological order. And it was so boring and predictable. I don't even watch these kind of films (I hate romantically themed films with a passion, watched this like I say because of the stars, and the promise of something different) and I knew what was going to happen way before it did.
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    War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise. I'm not too sure what I think. Parts were alright considering I finished the book of it last night and other parts were sheer what the fudge? For example, makes more sense that the Martians attack all the Earth rather than just England and specifically around London. However the sentiment at the end with Cruise's boy somehow surviving the running into the middle of the battle between the army and the Martians...typical hollywood.

    I hated as well how they placed effectively three characters into one. Ogilvy, he's meant to be an astronomer but in this he acts as the curate who goes with the narrator and is captured by the Martians after being buried in a house for over a week. However he also became the artilleryman with some of his lines and his digging towards the sewers. I would also have preferred it if the cylinders actually landed in the movie rather than the Martians zapping themselves down to them. It never really explained why the cylinders were there before although one assumes it was the Martians inside died like the Martians in the film.

    Overall I'd give it a 5/10. Room for improvement but was rather enjoyable on its own.


    I should stop watching movies where I have read the book first :moon:
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    I should stop watching movies where I have read the book first :moon:
    Words to live by :sad: The only adaptations that have come close for me are LOTR (obvs) and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest..
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    (Original post by ManBeast)
    Anyone worked for Cineworld? Just applied for a job there and was wondering if anyone had any experiences?
    I do, and I actually enjoy it, sad to be leaving in less than 2 weeks. Your experience will largely depend on the site you are at and the management team. Fortunately for me, my management team is excellent so it has all worked out rather well. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.
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    This has probably been talked about before, but I recently watched Tyrannosaur (on my long list of films to watch after A-Levels). What did everyone think of it?

    The acting was undeniably amazing but I really didn't like the rape scene

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    (Original post by Delta Aitch)
    Just finished watching Reservoir Dogs! Mashallah, what a film :adore:
    My favourite Tarantino film. :yep:

    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    I should stop watching movies where I have read the book first :moon:
    That's funny - I generally try to make sure I've read a book before I approach the film. :p:

    (Original post by pinkpenguin)
    Words to live by :sad: The only adaptations that have come close for me are LOTR (obvs) and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest..
    The Godfather? :holmes:
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    The Godfather? :holmes:
    In terms of accuracy perhaps. But that is one hell of a terribly written book My analysis is with regard to books that are actually good.. (love the story, don't get me wrong, but it's hardly 'great'. Too much talk about Sonny and his special abilities...)
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    (Original post by pinkpenguin)
    In terms of accuracy perhaps. But that is one hell of a terribly written book My analysis is with regard to books that are actually good.. (love the story, don't get me wrong, but it's hardly 'great'. Too much talk about Sonny and his special abilities...)
    Ah, I see. That was the first case where I thought the film was better than the book - but I agree that I didn't find the book to be particularly well-written.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    That's funny - I generally try to make sure I've read a book before I approach the film. :p:
    Same. I think Harry Potter was a perfect example of this, for me.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    That's funny - I generally try to make sure I've read a book before I approach the film. :p:
    Well it's always good to know how the story should have unfolded however if I've read it I usually like the film to be more faithful to the book than it is. I also just think how I would have made it myself. :moon:
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    Looking forward to this!
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    Watching Bronson for the first time.

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    I didn't even know they were remaking this. Oh dear sweet Odin no. Kill it with fire.

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    (Original post by Joey Tribbiani)
    Can't wait for taken 2!


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    It looks pretty bad imo. Will give it a chance though.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    My favourite Tarantino film. :yep:
    It's such a great film! I don't know how I've got this far in life having not seen it. I've also yet to see the Kill Bill films :plz2:
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    (Original post by Retro.spex)
    Watching Bronson for the first time.
    Did you like it? I thought it was a fairly decent film overall, but the ending was pretty effective for me (stylistically, maybe?) and left me a bit shaken. :o: For much of it, though, I wasn't sure the (deliberate) contradiction between style and content worked especially well. I think NWR was going for a A Clockwork Orange sort of atmosphere, and I don't think he quite pulled it off.


    Also, to answer your earlier post, I really liked Tyrannosaur. What didn't you like about the rape scene? I suppose it might have worked if done a bit differently. If I was directing it, I suppose I might have

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    not had her out cold, and let a bit of one-sided conflict ensue to emphasize the one-sidedness of the relationship. But perhaps that is Considine's counterpoint: maybe as it is, Colman's character's unconsciousness and unresponsiveness serves to highlight the futility of Marsen's character's (sorry, I've forgotten their names ) efforts to make an impact (though we find out later that he uses other means to try and do so); I think his muttering and fumbling accentuate the same reflection.

    The part I actually wasn't too fond of was the scene where Marsen's character comes asking for forgiveness. That, I think, could have been done a little better, and perhaps shouldn't have been given so much weight. Sure, it makes the sense of valediction at his death all the more murky, but also stretches the character a little bit too much for my liking. :dontknow:


    I have to admit, though, that I didn't recognize Peter Mullan as Mother Superior from Trainspotting when I first saw Tyrannosaur. That's a good bit of versatility there!
 
 
 
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