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    Just watched The Mark of Cain, a documentary about Russian prison tattoos... It was more about the prison system itself rather than the tattoos, but that was fine since I'm studying that at the moment. It was really rather interesting and has English subtitles, so I recommend it to anyone interested in tattoos or Russia
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    (Original post by zjs)
    For no reason, here's my DVD collection:

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    40 Year Old Virgin
    Anchorman
    Borat
    The Bounty
    Boyz N the Hood
    Braveheart
    Burn After Reading
    Carlito's Way
    Case 39
    Casino
    Che
    City of God & City of Men
    Crash
    The Dark Knight
    Deep Blue Sea
    Falling Down
    Finding Nemo
    Fight Club
    The Football Factory
    Gandhi
    Gladiator
    Glory
    The Godfather: Part I
    The Godfather: Part II
    Goodfellas
    Good Will Hunting
    House of Flying Daggers
    The Hurricane
    Jerry Maguire
    King Kong
    Knocked Up
    The Last King of Scotland
    The Last Samurai
    Layer Cake
    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    Love Actually
    Master & Commander
    Meet the Parents
    The Perfect Storm
    A Prophet
    Road to Perdition
    Rocky
    Saving Private Ryan
    Saw
    Scarface
    Scum
    Seven
    Shaun of the Dead
    Sin Nombre
    Spiderman
    Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
    Taken
    Taxi Driver
    Training Day
    Undercover Brother
    Wedding Crashers
    Zoolander
    Looks interesting

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    Watched 2 serial killer films last night (bit of a guilty pleasure..), they were both okay'ish.

    Suspect Zero - Some good performances in this mainly from Ben Kingsley, storyline was all right.

    w Delta z - Thought it was very intriguing, it looked pretty low budget but surprisingly had a pretty big cast including Stellan Skarsgård, Selma Blair, Melissa George and Tom Hardy.

    If you're bored and like serial killer films they're not a bad way to pass your time.
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    I just watched Pu-239... I was expecting to enjoy it, as it's got Paddy Considine in and is about Russia, but actually it was pretty rubbish. The fake Russian accents got really grating and the story was really depressing, which would normally be fine, but it was lacking several redeeming features and in the end wasn't really very good at all. Shame.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    So just finished watching it. It had a strange feel to it, weirder and darker than Big Fish and the imagination sequences were wonderful. The little girl was really cute, and I liked the relationship she built up with Roy. It was really moving in some parts. And in general, liked how the reality meshed with the story and vice versa.

    Slightly lost on the ending though.

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    Did Roy really recover? Or is it open to interpretation?
    I haven't seen it in a long time but...

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    I'm pretty sure he recovered as he survived the fantasy.
    Here's the ending:

    Didn't Roy get edited out of the film? I think the ending is a sort of reprieve or consolation for unsung heroes.
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    (Original post by NikNakWakAtak)
    I haven't seen it in a long time but...

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    I'm pretty sure he recovered as he survived the fantasy.
    Here's the ending:

    Didn't Roy get edited out of the film? I think the ending is a sort of reprieve or consolation for unsung heroes.
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    Indeed. He did survive, and later see that he got edited out of the film. But then later on, she says he has recovered and is back to work, and it cuts to several stunts and I thought that may have been her imagination, and perhaps Roy had not recovered at all and was not back at work. Thought that may have been her imagination in play again.


    Guess I'm thinking too much 'Inception' and looking for something that isn't there.

    All in all, a great film. Thanks for the recommendation.
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    Thor is a great watch. I was unfamiliar about the character in the Marvel universe, but you didn't have to know anything about him to understand the film. Great story, emotional at times, action at all times, broad romance with a hint of comedy.

    The special effects were great too, as were the villains, acting and pace of it all.

    4/5.
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    (Original post by Mr.Messy)
    Thor is a great watch. I was unfamiliar about the character in the Marvel universe, but you didn't have to know anything about him to understand the film. Great story, emotional at times, action at all times, broad romance with a hint of comedy.

    The special effects were great too, as were the villains, acting and pace of it all.

    4/5.
    Really? I thought the story was rather banal. Not to say it's a bad film, but it did seem hackneyed at times, and the characters were honestly nothing special. Except Erik Selvig, I liked him.
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    (Original post by Jace Falco)
    Really? I thought the story was rather banal. Not to say it's a bad film, but it did seem hackneyed at times, and the characters were honestly nothing special. Except Erik Selvig, I liked him.
    I genuinely thought it was great, thinking back I remember saying to my self this isn't going to be what some are hyping it up to be, but I was pleasantly surprised. Although yes it was quite predictable at certain points, but like I said I wasn't expecting it to be the greatest comic book superhero film. Worth a watch definitely.

    Having Natalie Portman there may have helped my verdict. :sexface:
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    I'm loving the influx of superhero films coming out.
    Cap America, Green Lantern. Next year will be even better, Batman AND Superman AND Spider-man AND Avengers. Looking forward for Star Trek 2 aswell

    In general, my most anticipated film would be Hangover 2 though, for this year at least :P
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    Someone recommend a good surreal movie.


    I'm expecting to have seen any and all recommendations but I live in hope.
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    (Original post by concubine)
    Someone recommend a good surreal movie.


    I'm expecting to have seen any and all recommendations but I live in hope.
    Un Chien Andalou
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    (Original post by concubine)
    Someone recommend a good surreal movie.


    I'm expecting to have seen any and all recommendations but I live in hope.
    A Scanner, Darkly
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    (Original post by Jace Falco)
    A Scanner, Darkly
    Thought about watching this again the other day but couldn't find the DVD so I re-read the book. Philip K **** was the man. He's been pretty lucky with film adaptations of his work, some of them are pretty average but I can't think of any that I really dislike, and there's the obvious few (namely Blade Runner/ASD/Total Recall) which are fantastic.



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    Un Chien Andalou

    Haha, I remember searching for that film years ago after seeing a .gif of the eye scene. Was somewhat shocked at the film being released in the 20s. Yay Salvador.
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    I had to sit through Un Chien Andalou for film class ages ago. I sincerely hope I never have to see it again (even though it did inspire a fairly incredible song).


    Anyway:

    The Quentin Tarantino western apparently has a title. "Django Unchained". I wouldn't necessarily trust AICN or anything-Twitter derived, but it is very Tarantino to name his film after some obscure, hyperviolent cult flick from the 60's. Ahhh, Tarantino news is always exciting. :excited:


    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49460
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    (Original post by concubine)
    Thought about watching this again the other day but couldn't find the DVD so I re-read the book. Philip K **** was the man. He's been pretty lucky with film adaptations of his work, some of them are pretty average but I can't think of any that I really dislike, and there's the obvious few (namely Blade Runner/ASD/Total Recall) which are fantastic.






    Haha, I remember searching for that film years ago after seeing a .gif of the eye scene. Was somewhat shocked at the film being released in the 20s. Yay Salvador.
    I didn't mention A Scanner Darkly, thought it would have been a given...
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    (Original post by concubine)
    Someone recommend a good surreal movie.


    I'm expecting to have seen any and all recommendations but I live in hope.
    Mulholland Drive
    Inland Empire
    Eraserhead (Extremely surreal)
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
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    Oh Ape, I just saw your message on my wall. I was away for two weeks, I did say that about a dozen pages back didn't I?
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    Vanilla Sky
    N.E.D.s (surreal in places, more so than Trainspotting)
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (albeit drug-induced)
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    I found Tideland a little surreal
 
 
 
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