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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)

    I see the others have already had a real go at you. But I love the franchise, well with the exception of the Kingdom of the Crystal ****. They're not meant to be great and thought-provoking. They excel because they are fantastic action films, that old macho charm and ridiculous action. Like Die Hard. I love Die Hard. Don't diss Die Hard too. :pierre:
    I'm not really an action films sort of person. :dontknow:

    I have not seen Die Hard.
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    Die Hard :coma:

    Again, last one wasn't so great though :unsure:
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    (Original post by aja89)
    Planning on watching Network tonight, rather excited. :awesome:

    Also interested to see Beatrice Straight's performance in it, as she holds the record for smallest amount of screen time winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Just five minutes and forty seconds!
    Watched it a couple of days ago myself, I really loved it. What did you think of it?

    Taking time off revisions to watch a movie again :shifty: I'm about to watch Moon; I've heard very good things about it.
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    (Original post by Pi!)
    I'm not really an action films sort of person. :dontknow:

    I have not seen Die Hard.
    : o watch them, they're aaawesome

    (Original post by Stray_talk)
    Die Hard :coma:

    Again, last one wasn't so great though :unsure:
    I didn't mind Die Hard 4 tooo much, was ok - I like Justin long and of course the perfect Mary elizabeth winstead and dude he killed a Helicopter... with a car. Epic.


    I haven't seen a Clockwork orange... or The Shining... or 1984 :indiff:
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    Watched it a couple of days ago myself, I really loved it. What did you think of it?
    I really liked it! Loved all the dialogue, you can see why Sorkin paid tribute to it when he won his Oscar for The Social Network.

    I'm not quite sure what all the hype around Beatrice Straight's performance as Max's wife was all about though. Considering she beat out Jodie Foster's performance for Taxi Driver that year, I wasn't blown away at all. :confused:
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    (Original post by zjs)
    My favourite Kubrick film remains A Clockwork Orange, however boring and predictable that may be. Full Metal Jacket is a close second (again, see the last comment). Barry Lyndon is a surprise third for me. Embarrassingly, I haven't seen 2001.
    A Clockwork Orange is a fantastic movie, but his omission of the crucial final chapter of the book is really stupid. Especially if the whole message of the story is revealed then.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Where about did you go? Did it rain? It rained, didn't it? Don't lie. You missed Sun. Lots of it.
    I stayed in a resorty place on the edge of Loch Lomond and NO it didn't rain until the day we left - we got loads of sun! This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but by the way
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Forget insignificant Marvel films this year. Have you seen next year's juggernauts? This year is a laugh.
    Insignificant?! "Before he was Professor X.... he was Charles. Before he was Magneto... he was Eric." I am so unbelievably excited for X-Men: First Class. The guy playing Magneto looks perfect, not so sure about James Macavoy as Xavier though.
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    I tire of endless Superhero films. If I'd been raised on comics I might get more excited about the constant release schedule. As it is, The Dark Knight (and Batman Begins to a lesser extent) and Spiderman (plus Spiderman 2 but, again, not as much) are the only superhero films I've ever really enjoyed.

    The first X-Men film I enjoyed at the time, but none of the subsequent films have entertained me very much, and I've had no desire to rewatch it since. Likewise, I didn't think Kick Ass was all that great, have no desire whatsoever to see Iron Man and think Superman has remained consistently dire.
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    (Original post by cadaeibfeceh)
    I stayed in a resorty place on the edge of Loch Lomond and NO it didn't rain until the day we left - we got loads of sun! This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but by the way
    The lochs in Scotland are beautiful. It rained for me. Glad to hear you had a good time though.

    (Original post by riotgrrl)
    Insignificant?! "Before he was Professor X.... he was Charles. Before he was Magneto... he was Eric." I am so unbelievably excited for X-Men: First Class. The guy playing Magneto looks perfect, not so sure about James Macavoy as Xavier though.
    Insignificant when there's Spiderman, Superman, Batman, The Avengers (and Hulk) next year. :coma:

    Out of the Marvel films this year, X-Men is probably the stand out one, I agree. The others are in their 'infancy' so to speak, so I don't expect much. And there's a lot of focus on the friendship, which ought to be a strong point of the film. Previous films were weak.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Insignificant when there's Spiderman, Superman, Batman, The Avengers (and Hulk) next year. :coma:

    Out of the Marvel films this year, X-Men is probably the stand out one, I agree. The others are in their 'infancy' so to speak, so I don't expect much. And there's a lot of focus on the friendship, which ought to be a strong point of the film. Previous films were weak.
    I really don't know why they're re-doing Spiderman, I swear Spiderman 3 came out a couple of years ago. The Avengers, however... exciting!
    Ohhh and you missed out Thor xD Which I quite want to see for Natalie Portman's sake, it's totally not the kind of film I would imagine her in.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    I prefer Daniel Craig and the new direction the Bond franchise has taken. I, of course, appreciate and love some of the classic Bond films. Don't have a liking for the Brosnan films. It felt more 'Bourne' now, you have to miss some of the gadgets.
    Well, I don't not like the gadgets per se. I just think they distract from the story and the realism (which is key - for me, anyway :p:)However, a lot of my friends were very angry about the lack of them in Casino Royale. They justified it by saying things like: "that's Bond though, he's suave, sexy, cool, loads of gadgets, nice cars and girls!". But, for me, I'd be perfectly happy with no gadgets at all as it's the character I love. The tools he uses to accomplish his missions is fair game.

    For me, a Bond film has to have; the girl, for his womanising personality; the car, because it shows his class and luxury life style; exotic locations, he's the spy everyone wants to be and we all want a bathing suit scene; the bad guy, but avoid the Dr. Evil type. Everything else is just extra. I've never read the books though but that's my opinion!

    The Craig films are definitely by favourite. And I love Bourne
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    (Original post by riotgrrl)
    I really don't know why they're re-doing Spiderman, I swear Spiderman 3 came out a couple of years ago. The Avengers, however... exciting!
    Ohhh and you missed out Thor xD Which I quite want to see for Natalie Portman's sake, it's totally not the kind of film I would imagine her in.
    Spiderman 3 brought in some great revenue as well. Nearly $900 million on a budget of $258 million. But I'm guessing they opted for a reboot to reduce the costs. I'm not a fan of it being 'gritty'. That's Batman, it suits Batman. That's not Spiderman.

    I've become pretty meh about The Avengers. It could turn out good, or it could suffer from having too many characters on screen. Man of Steel is another one to be on the fence about. Nolan has some hand in the situation, but looking over Snyder's recent work, it doesn't give much hope. But then again, Sucker Punch wasn't adapted from any source material and was an entirely new story - hence why it probably failed. Superman does have a lot of source material, giving him more to work with. And there's Zod so the promise of some exciting action than being kicked around by Lex Luthor. The Dark Knight Rises - that's the one to be hyped for. :coma:

    Oh yeah, Thor's coming out soon. Those were the cluster of films I was referring to as 'insignificant'. Thor, Captain America and The Green Lantern. Not mainstream superheroes and not likely to do well commercially. I guess we'll see. And agreed, Natalie Portman is an odd choice for that film, and her presence in it as been relatively underhyped.
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    (Original post by zjs)
    I tire of endless Superhero films. If I'd been raised on comics I might get more excited about the constant release schedule. As it is, The Dark Knight (and Batman Begins to a lesser extent) and Spiderman (plus Spiderman 2 but, again, not as much) are the only superhero films I've ever really enjoyed.

    The first X-Men film I enjoyed at the time, but none of the subsequent films have entertained me very much, and I've had no desire to rewatch it since. Likewise, I didn't think Kick Ass was all that great, have no desire whatsoever to see Iron Man and think Superman has remained consistently dire.
    You should watch Iron Man. It's super awesome.
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    What do people think of Water For Elephants?
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    I watched Ninja Assassin the other day, what a crazy ass film.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    The lochs in Scotland are beautiful. It rained for me. Glad to hear you had a good time though.



    Insignificant when there's Spiderman, Superman, Batman, The Avengers (and Hulk) next year. :coma:

    Out of the Marvel films this year, X-Men is probably the stand out one, I agree. The others are in their 'infancy' so to speak, so I don't expect much. And there's a lot of focus on the friendship, which ought to be a strong point of the film. Previous films were weak.
    Thanks

    Oh god... Thor's out tomorrow... 3D is a must lol
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    Iron Man ffs :adore:
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    (Original post by Madjackismad)
    A Clockwork Orange is a fantastic movie, but his omission of the crucial final chapter of the book is really stupid. Especially if the whole message of the story is revealed then.


    I think it had something to do with the fact that the final chapter was excised from the American version? Anyway, it was monumentally stupid, and possibly one of the only times Kubrick really dropped the ball.
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    (Original post by Christien)
    I think it had something to do with the fact that the final chapter was excised from the American version? Anyway, it was monumentally stupid, and possibly one of the only times Kubrick really dropped the ball.
    That's one of the arguments, yeah. However, I think he started living in England before he made A Clockwork Orange? I can't remember. Another argument is he dropped it because the studio or even himself preferred the darker ending rather than the redemptive one of the novel. A lot of people show resentment over The Shining as it differs a fair bit from the novel, but even Stephen King himself has now said that he's a fan of the movie and appreciates the movie. At least he was pretty faithful until the ending with A Clockwork Orange.
 
 
 
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