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    (Original post by danny111)
    I will watch one of these tonight:

    Amores Perres
    Amour
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    End of Watch
    La Haine
    Lawless
    Les Miserables
    Life of Pi
    Lincoln
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Rust and Bone
    The Book of Eli
    Zindagi Na Milegi

    Which one?
    Little Miss Sunshine. One of the best films of 2006, if not the best
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    Thoughts on How to Train Your Dragon?

    I enjoyed it but think it would have been much better watching it on the big screen.
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    Django Unchained was awesome. The mask scene was absolutely hilarious.
    See I liked it but I thought they stretched the joke out for far too long.

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    Thoughts on How to Train Your Dragon?

    I enjoyed it but think it would have been much better watching it on the big screen.
    It's an animated film which is good because you go in not expecting much (as opposed to say a Pixar film) and then you come out pleasantly surprised about how good it was.

    In that regard, it's like Despicable Me and Tangled, which I'm not ashamed to say I enjoyed. :pierre:
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    I cannot wait for MAN of STEEL!


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    (Original post by RisingAngel-007)
    I cannot wait for MAN of STEEL!


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    I know! The trailer looks amazing
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    Thoughts on How to Train Your Dragon?

    I enjoyed it but think it would have been much better watching it on the big screen.
    I love that film. :love:

    Watched Hotel Translyvania and Pulp Fiction last night. Former wasn't all that good. The second was alright but think I might have to watch it again to fully appreciate it.
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    Saw Inglorious Basterds last night. Didn't like the fact that they played out Hitler to be a complete idiot and jackass. There's a difference between being evil and just plain stupid :erm: But other than that, loved Waltz
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    (Original post by Revent)
    Saw Inglorious Basterds last night. Didn't like the fact that they played out Hitler to be a complete idiot and jackass. There's a difference between being evil and just plain stupid :erm: But other than that, loved Waltz
    Hitler was somewhat stupid. If he had let the German generals run the war they might have won. He was too crazy I think. Most likely they would not have attacked Russia and Europe would have been Germany in the West and Russian in the East for a few years until they started a war.
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    (Original post by danny111)
    Hitler was somewhat stupid. If he had let the German generals run the war they might have won. He was too crazy I think. Most likely they would not have attacked Russia and Europe would have been Germany in the West and Russian in the East for a few years until they started a war.
    Yeah, probably, but they definitely did overplay his stupidity. He didn't just magically become the leader of Germany because he was completely incompetent you know Typical Americans though :lol: Reminds me of Eurotrip for some reason with all those European stereotypes overplayed A LOT. :lol:

    Hmm...looking for other good films to watch now. Suggestions?
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    (Original post by Revent)
    Yeah, probably, but they definitely did overplay his stupidity. He didn't just magically become the leader of Germany because he was completely incompetent you know Typical Americans though :lol: Reminds me of Eurotrip for some reason with all those European stereotypes overplayed A LOT. :lol:
    Inglourious Basterds is a pantomime, and as such Hitler is made into a pantomime villain. The film never once tries to be real, so there's no reason for a realistic portrayal. I don't think it takes anything away from the film, it's clear from the start of both IB and DU that Tarrentino isn't going for the gritty realism and thoroughly researched approach.

    Its certainly much easier to defend than many other Hollywood interpretations of foreign characters (or lack thereof).
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    (Original post by Svenjamin)
    Inglourious Basterds is a pantomime, and as such Hitler is made into a pantomime villain. The film never once tries to be real, so there's no reason for a realistic portrayal. I don't think it takes anything away from the film, it's clear from the start of both IB and DU that Tarrentino isn't going for the gritty realism and thoroughly researched approach.
    Fair enough Had to google pantomime though I guess that makes sense then :lol:
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    (Original post by Revent)
    Yeah, probably, but they definitely did overplay his stupidity. He didn't just magically become the leader of Germany because he was completely incompetent you know Typical Americans though :lol: Reminds me of Eurotrip for some reason with all those European stereotypes overplayed A LOT. :lol:

    Hmm...looking for other good films to watch now. Suggestions?
    Silver Linings Playbook is my favourite movie that I saw recently. Some other Oscar nominated films, Django, Zero Dark Thirty. Others I saw recently, Perks of Being a Wallflower and Mr. Brooks was also pretty good.
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    Saw Argo. Thought it was rather average, really, and not as good as either The Town or Gone Baby Gone. I can see why it might win Best Picture at the Oscars, but it wouldn't be anywhere near my Best of the Year list. :no: The main positive for me was that it was fairly engaging throughout and well directed in some places. Did anyone else feel uncomfortable with the way the film portrayed the Iranian public? Like Zero Dark Thirty, I thought it was very much a one-standpoint film.

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    Yeah, probably, but they definitely did overplay his stupidity. He didn't just magically become the leader of Germany because he was completely incompetent you know Typical Americans though :lol: Reminds me of Eurotrip for some reason with all those European stereotypes overplayed A LOT. :lol:

    Hmm...looking for other good films to watch now. Suggestions?
    What sort of film are you looking for?
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    I saw Sin Nombre last night. It felt like it was trying a touch too hard to mimic City of God (gangsters and corruption of youth etc.), but all the train scenes were really amazing (and got me wondering about the logistics of shooting on top of a moving train, must be difficult). A little too much emphasis on rape though - rape seems to be the lazy trope to show who are the really bad guys are in too many films. The ending was really abrupt too, would've loved another hour or so to complete the journey.

    Well worth a watch! Action packed but didn't really have a message or observation to push it into being a truly poignant film.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    Saw Argo. Thought it was rather average, really, and not as good as either The Town or Gone Baby Gone. I can see why it might win Best Picture at the Oscars, but it wouldn't be anywhere near my Best of the Year list. :no: The main positive for me was that it was fairly engaging throughout and well directed in some places. Did anyone else feel uncomfortable with the way the film portrayed the Iranian public? Like Zero Dark Thirty, I thought it was very much a one-standpoint film.



    What sort of film are you looking for?
    Anything good really I'm open to films that aren't necessarily big titles :lol: It's just that I like to watch my films in the cinema



    (Original post by danny111)
    Silver Linings Playbook is my favourite movie that I saw recently. Some other Oscar nominated films, Django, Zero Dark Thirty. Others I saw recently, Perks of Being a Wallflower and Mr. Brooks was also pretty good.
    Oh I loved Silver Linings! Was a great film! :yep: Don't plan on watching Zero Dark Thirty though :erm: Mr Brooks looks good though, will check it out
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    Amour. :love:



    See what I did there? :getmecoat:


    But yeah, lovely little film. Beautifully tragic. Must catch up on Haneke's other works!
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    I have seene 5/9 Oscar-nominated films now, about to see a sixth, Beasts of the Southern Wild. My order right now:

    Silver Linings Playbook
    Django Unchained
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Life of Pi
    Argo
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    Saw Argo. Thought it was rather average, really, and not as good as either The Town or Gone Baby Gone. I can see why it might win Best Picture at the Oscars, but it wouldn't be anywhere near my Best of the Year list. :no: The main positive for me was that it was fairly engaging throughout and well directed in some places. Did anyone else feel uncomfortable with the way the film portrayed the Iranian public? Like Zero Dark Thirty, I thought it was very much a one-standpoint film.
    I caught it recently and didn't think it was that bad. Solid drama/thriller and would rate it better than The Town (not seen Gone Baby Gone). Thought it was well scripted and directed for the most part but agreed, it probably wouldn't make a 2012 top 5 for me (it was one of the better films I've seen that are up for the Best Picture Oscar however). There were a few Hollywood-ised parts I could've done without, but can't have everything

    With respect to how the Iranian public were portrayed, I wasn't uncomfortable at all. Argo spoilers:
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    Overall I though the film did a decent job of displaying 'sides' in varying lights.

    From the historical-type introduction the film begins I got the sense that the film was criticizing the U.S. (the U.S. sheltering someone was mentioned) so I immediately sympathised to an extent with why an Iranian might be angry with the U.S.. Then I thought the film did a good job of portraying the view of some Americans to contrast the actions of the Iranians. We see a Vietnam veteran saying he'd sign up if needed and a young person says something along the lines of; "Shoot a couple of them. Show them we mean business." There's footage of an person, presumably Iranian, getting shot by Iranian revolutionary soldiers contrasted with news footage of white people, presumably Americans, attacking a man of Eastern descent.

    And finally, I thought the average Iranian was portrayed in multiple lights. The housekeeper to the Canadian embassy is foremost in my mind but also the scene in the bazaar when the 'film crew' are being toured around. Although some members of the public end up protesting the film crews presence, other Iranians speak up in support of them and they seem able to leave. I even thought that some of the public seemed to be indifferent to the Americans presence in this scene.

    Maybe I'm looking through rose-tinted glasses :dontknow: Out of interest, which parts did you feel most uncomfortable about? Or was it more the general portrayal throughout?


    (Original post by danny111)
    I have seene 5/9 Oscar-nominated films now, about to see a sixth, Beasts of the Southern Wild. My order right now:

    Silver Linings Playbook
    Django Unchained
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Life of Pi
    Argo
    Interesting order :beard: What ratings would you give to SLP and Argo?
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    (Original post by Hugo Rune)


    Interesting order :beard: What ratings would you give to SLP and Argo?
    Silver Linings Playbook - 9
    Django - 8
    Zero Dark Thirty - 8
    Life of Pi - 8
    Beasts of the Southern Wild - 7
    Argo - 7

    There is something I didn't like about Argo. Don't know what though. Beasts of the Southern Wild I just saw and I felt like I missed something, although it was beautiful in places.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    But yeah, lovely little film. Beautifully tragic. Must catch up on Haneke's other works!
    I've seen Hidden and The White Ribbon. Both top quality films but Hidden leaves you with nothing but questions, which is something I like in a film.
 
 
 
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