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    (Original post by The Rusty Spork)
    Baffling choice and Jeremy Irons as the butler. Irons has more gravitas and screen presence than Assfleck, so Alfred will dominate Bruce Wayne on screen :facepalm2:

    Eisenberg is amusing at being Eisenberg but that is about the extent of him.
    Yeah. Weird. Jeremy Irons could play Lex.

    I hope Lex doesn't turn out like Red Mist/The Muther****er from Kickass. The tone Man of Steel is supposed to be more serious.
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    PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN is dead

    I'm shocked. I was just watching Hunger Games 2 and thought to myself, he's good in everything.

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    Ahhh Tree Of Life. I wanted you to be perfect. But you were only very good. Sigh.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN is dead

    I'm shocked. I was just watching Hunger Games 2 and thought to myself, he's good in everything.

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    I really liked him in Hunger Games and the Boat That Rocked. I know he's done a whole host of films (some I've seen, some I need to see)
    R.I.P

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    (Original post by The Rusty Spork)
    Baffling choice and Jeremy Irons as the butler. Irons has more gravitas and screen presence than Assfleck, so Alfred will dominate Bruce Wayne on screen :facepalm2:

    Eisenberg is amusing at being Eisenberg but that is about the extent of him.

    Completely agree, but let's be honest here, it was the choice made by Nolan in the last series and it definitely served to anchor alot of the Bruce Wayne out of the mask scenes. It even managed to dust over the cringey Rachel scenes from Katie Holmes in the first film. Then you have good old Mogga Frizza anchoring the rest.

    Nothing against Christian Bale and I think he's a great actor, but he definitely isn't on the same scale of gravitas as those two and careful shooting managed to make it work. I think it could work again here, though in all honesty it's 100% too soon for another batman film and I believe Irons will regret taking the role. He's one of my favourite actors, but Caine's cockney Alfred was just too definitive.


    I think Eisenberg will terrible, but that's because he's always been terrible and I've been wrong before.


    Was anyone else really disappointed with some of the writing choices for man of steel? After how much Nolan brought to the Batman series with the 'Plausible Villain', and his intricate writing for Inception, I expected him to raise the bar a little more. I'm still waiting for a superman scene that can really make him seem powerless that doesn't revolve around him losing his powers 'because magic'.

    Think about it, every single day Superman makes the choice not to save people. With his level of hearing, he floats above the earth looking down on all creation - he sees someone in falling from a bridge committing suicide, and at the same time he sees a bunch of school children in a schoolbus crashing. Except they're on opposite sides of the globe, and he chooses who to save.

    There's always someone in danger. It isn't necessary to show how human he is by literally making him human - give the audience some credit for god's sake. Just one scene, displaying the weight of being so powerful and yet so powerless, could make or break the entire series and indeed the villain of Luther as a champion for the everyman.
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    (Original post by The Rusty Spork)
    Watched Cloud Atlas over Christmas. **** me was that film bad.
    What?!

    The only reason I've read for why people say it is a bad film is because it can be confusing during its first viewing (Which in itself is not a reason to condemn a film as bad). If you watch it more than once it makes so much more sense, and it really does become a great movie.

    I genuinely think it'll be viewed as a classic in years to come.
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    (Original post by Angry Spartan)
    What?!

    The only reason I've read for why people say it is a bad film is because it can be confusing during its first viewing (Which in itself is not a reason to condemn a film as bad). If you watch it more than once it makes so much more sense, and it really does become a great movie.

    I genuinely think it'll be viewed as a classic in years to come.
    It's 6 bad short films, spread over one long film. Each story is exactly the same and each story is ****ing boring. I was genuinely bored and had to force myself to finish it,
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    (Original post by The Rusty Spork)
    It's 6 bad short films, spread over one long film. Each story is exactly the same and each story is ****ing boring. I was genuinely bored and had to force myself to finish it,
    If you think each story was exactly the same then you either didn't watch it, or didn't pay attention. There are similarities to each story, but that's because it's the entire point of the film. It's supposed to show a connection to each part, so you could even argue that it's partly worked on you.
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    Cloud Atlas was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed it a lot.

    The other recent film that took me by surprise was Side Effects. Excellent movie.

    I knew little of these before watching them. I wish I could watch more movies in this way, than be bombarded with reviews and opinions in the trail of the hype train.
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    (Original post by Angry Spartan)
    If you think each story was exactly the same then you either didn't watch it, or didn't pay attention. There are similarities to each story, but that's because it's the entire point of the film. It's supposed to show a connection to each part, so you could even argue that it's partly worked on you.
    I understand the point and I understand that there are differences but essentially each story is the same and each story is bad. It just did nothing for me and was completely predictable from beginning to end (once you realised it was 6 stories obviously).
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    Cloud Atlas was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed it a lot.

    The other recent film that took me by surprise was Side Effects. Excellent movie.

    I knew little of these before watching them. I wish I could watch more movies in this way, than be bombarded with reviews and opinions in the trail of the hype train.
    Brilliant. I loved the ending especially.
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    Inside Llewyn Davies was better than I thought it would be. Carey Mulligan was superb in it - great to see her not just play the same wispy role each time, and Oscar Isaac was good I thought but not great. All in all it was a nice film to watch, even if it felt as if it was a little stuck at points.
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    Anyone else think Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Casino) looks really like Father Ted? I can't get the thought out of my mind when he's on screen now haha.
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    Anyone else seen Lone Survivor? I thought I was going to hate it but I actually really enjoyed it.

    http://ohthatfilmblog.wordpress.com/...survivor-2013/
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    (Original post by aja89)
    Anyone else seen Lone Survivor? I thought I was going to hate it but I actually really enjoyed it.

    http://ohthatfilmblog.wordpress.com/...survivor-2013/
    Disagree about the fighting scene. I loved it. It's supposed to be like that imo. Have you seen Band of Brohters? The best TV series ever made and they, too, have quirky banter in parts. Cliche a bit yea I guess but it's what I expected and wanted to see. But then again in another life I would have loved to be SEAL so I love action scenes like these. And it was miles ahead of the vast majority of modern action films (a la the latest die hard which was so bad i almost didn want to finish watching). I am far from an expert but the way they portrayed that fighting was very realistic in my eyes.
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    (Original post by danny111)
    I was just watching The Best Man Holiday and have to say, Terence Howard is an amazing actor. In pretty much everything I see him in, he does a great job.
    I love Terence Howard, he's awesome.

    (Original post by Plainview)
    Ahhh Tree Of Life. I wanted you to be perfect. But you were only very good. Sigh.
    Really?! I wouldn't even say it was very good. The only word I'd use to describe it is...'nice'.

    I recently watched Malena again. Very sad film but very good. Monica Belluci is just stunning.
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    Watched Dallas Buyers Club.

    Impressive, but very heavy (sad) in parts. Acting is terrific.

    8/10.
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    (Original post by Precious Illusions)
    Really?! I wouldn't even say it was very good. The only word I'd use to describe it is...'nice'.
    It took some time to get used to but I thought a lot of it was very poignant and many moments were genuinely arresting. Bits of it were laughable though. Like the altruistic dinosaur. And the Sean Penn scenes were annoying. Overall I appreciated the ambition but thought it needed a little more bite.
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    Just watched Last Vegas. Don't know why I did. Didn't laugh once! Or raise a smile tbf
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    Anyone missing the hype around Nebraska - just watched it and found it such a deploringly sad, as in pathetic, movie. Perhaps because I'm still too young for the themes to resonate with me, but eurgh, everything was so cinematically trying.
 
 
 
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