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    Anyone who watches Zero Dark Thirty and comes away thinking it's any kind of endorsement of torture is mentally unsound and violently stupid.
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    (Original post by Christien)
    Anyone who watches Zero Dark Thirty and comes away thinking it's any kind of endorsement of torture is mentally unsound and violently stupid.
    People are stupid. Same story with video games, someone kills people and you find out he was playing shooting games, suddenly those games will make all of us violent killers.
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    Quartet was perfectly pleasant but ultimately unmemorable.
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    "I'll tell you a riddle. You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure. But it doesn't matter. How can it not matter to you where that train will take you?".

    Saw it on blu ray for like the 50th time. One of my favourite films
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    New blog post. My top ten films of 2012. Not necessarily the best films, just the ones I enjoyed the most.

    http://ohthatfilmblog.wordpress.com/...films-of-2012/
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    (Original post by aja89)
    New blog post. My top ten films of 2012. Not necessarily the best films, just the ones I enjoyed the most.

    http://ohthatfilmblog.wordpress.com/...films-of-2012/
    Interesting list. :yep:

    Out of interest, what would you say were the 'best' films you saw in the past year?
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    Interesting list. :yep:

    Out of interest, what would you say were the 'best' films you saw in the past year?
    Thanks!

    In terms of 'best', I'd probably have to go along with The Artist, Hugo (which nearly made it in), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, I really loved Moneyball too.
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    Going to see "The Impossible" tonight. It wasn't something I was going to bother with (normally I hate disaster porn), but the reviews have been so amazing, I thought I'd give it a go.

    I'll report back
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    (Original post by Plato's Trousers)
    Going to see "The Impossible" tonight. It wasn't something I was going to bother with (normally I hate disaster porn), but the reviews have been so amazing, I thought I'd give it a go.

    I'll report back
    I'm very intrigued with the political controversy surrounding this one. :holmes:
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    (Original post by aja89)
    Thanks!

    In terms of 'best', I'd probably have to go along with The Artist, Hugo (which nearly made it in), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, I really loved Moneyball too.
    That was brilliant, absolutely loved it.
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    (Original post by aja89)
    New blog post. My top ten films of 2012. Not necessarily the best films, just the ones I enjoyed the most.

    http://ohthatfilmblog.wordpress.com/...films-of-2012/
    Nice!
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    I'm very intrigued with the political controversy surrounding this one. :holmes:
    Just middle class guilt, I suspect. Suffering is suffering, whoever it falls on.
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    Just watched Up.

    What an utter piece of garbage, and the end really annoyed me with the part of the Medal of Honor analogy. Just no.

    Seriously, don't even know why I finished watching it, probably because its only 90 minutes.
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    (Original post by danny111)
    Just watched Up.

    What an utter piece of garage, and the end really annoyed me with the part of the Medal of Honor analogy. Just no.

    Seriously, don't even know why I finished watching it, probably because its only 90 minutes.
    Garage?
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    (Original post by Plato's Trousers)
    Garage?
    Indeed. That is where it belongs, some old dusty cupboard in the garage that hasn't been used since grandfather's time.
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    So, went to see The Impossible last night. (Please don't click on the spoiler button if you haven't seen the movie).

    It was ok, but I am not sure what all the fuss is about. Sure the effects are good (given they decided against CGI) and Naomi Watts is as fine as ever. MacGregor is fine, but not especially so. Full marks to the sound design (director used the same person he worked on El Orfanato with). Certainly an incredible tale and you had to keep reminding yourself it was a true story.

    However...I never once forgot I was watching a movie (and that's not good). The use of big name stars didn't help in that regard. But the main issue was that the whole handling was so mainstream, disaster movie. All the tropes, all the expected scenes and (worst of all) the incredibly over the top music. Surges of emotional orchestra to accompany the intense scenes as if to say "cry now, something emotional is happening." It's like using canned laughter in comedy shows and I hate it! As if we need to be told that
    Spoiler:
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    a father being re-united with his kids when he thought they were dead

    is an emotional moment!! And to cap it off, there's an arty, slo-mo sequence towards the end that looks like a damn shampoo advert! Totally unnecessary.

    So...all in all. A cut above the average disaster flick, but not exceptional by any means. Certainly not a patch on his previous El Orfanato
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    Disappointed, danny. I personally loved Up.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Disappointed, danny. I personally loved Up.
    Me too. Wonderful film
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    I didn't think it was garage (:p:) but I didn't really think it was all that either. I didn't think it lived up to some of Pixar's other attempts, like Toy Story (:love:) or Finding Nemo. That said, I saw a tiny bit of it on TV again a couple of weeks ago and it was funnier than I remembered, so perhaps I need to give it another go. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Plato's Trousers)
    Me too. Wonderful film

    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Disappointed, danny. I personally loved Up.
    I have to say at this point that I hate, if not loathe animated films in general. I do not find them funny, they are childish and they just generally annoy me. Pretty much the only animated films I can think of right now, other than a few Disney classics like Jungle Book, Robin Hood, are the (German, never seen English version) Ice Age films. Although they did get worse every new film. Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train your Dragon. E.g. all the Pixar stuff I dislike, except Ratatouille which was ok.

    I don't even know why, for example I watched cartoons way past the age where you might consider stop watching them, so it's not that I have anything against the idea per se.
 
 
 
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