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Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:47 am
by potatojunkie
Lovely wee film, The Illusionist. Hope it wins.

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:13 am
by Mori
Original


Remake

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:05 am
by HollowHorn
This thread is caw'd 'Movie Critique' btw. Let's have some.

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:22 pm
by Mori
HollowHorn wrote:This thread is caw'd 'Movie Critique' btw. Let's have some.


Who rattled your cage bananaman !

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:11 pm
by HollowHorn
:D

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:48 pm
by Mori
Fantastic stuff from Colin Firth & Geofrey Rush, went to see it a few days ago, the king swearing as part of his therapy was halarious, a very emotional production. :D


Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:34 pm
by Doorstop
Got myself a copy of thon this very morning .. tonight viewing sorted methinks.

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:53 pm
by Mori
Oi! thats cheatin, nah i dont blame ye DS, for the cinema is gettin a very expensive liesure activity these days.

Nearly 7 quid during the day and i never hardly go in the evenings or weekends which is a lot more, nae wonder i'm thinkin of joining the Lovefilm.com club :D .

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:01 pm
by Doorstop
It's extortionate Mori my friend .. when in regular work I used to frequent the cinema at least four or five times a month. With the work situation as it stands there's no chance of that.

As you say, the LoveFilm approach is one that has a lot of merit and a lot less guilt.

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:10 pm
by Josef
When I were a lad, the cinema was slightly more expensive than a top-flight football match or a gig by a 'name' band.

It's now about a half to a quarter of the price of those.

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:21 pm
by Doorstop
I never remember the pictures being the same price as a name band .. I often went to the flicks (Rio in Bearsden) as a nipper on pocket money but don't ever remember affording a gig till I started my first after school job in Secondary.

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:39 pm
by HollowHorn
Yir right DS, he's havering, again.

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:17 pm
by Josef
'Name band' might, I admit, be misleading.

'Name punk/New Wave band' might be better. This ticket is from a more-than-ordinarily expensive gig of the time.


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Football matches were roughly two to three quid. I got a season ticket for Hamilton Accies (admittedly an under-18 one) for a tenner a year or so before this. I'm reasonably certain cinema tickets were also two or three quid at the time.

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:38 pm
by Avenger
Doorstop wrote:It's extortionate Mori my friend ..


My son and his girlfriend have those annual passes for UGC, about twelve quid a month (might have gone up), go twice a month it just about breaks even, any more and you're quids in. For him, one of the benefits is that you can go to see films that you wouldn't normally pay for, if you don't like it go downstairs and see what else is on. He has seen some that he really enjoyed but wouldn't have fancied at first glance.

Re: HG Movie Critique.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:37 pm
by HollowHorn
Went to see 'Neds' the other day & really enjoyed it. The director Peter Mullan really captures the period, especially the school scenes and though I don't remember teachers smoking in class, he has the over use of the 'belt' down to a T. There are some leaps of imagination required to accept the main characters jump from a desire for education to a penchant for evisceration but then again, the movie is only two hours long. Thre are numerous scenes of violence throughout but very few are graphic & none contain much in the way of gore. There is plenty of horror to be had though this is mainly due to the anticipation of what is about to happen rather than what actualy occurs.

The performance of newcomer Conor McCarron is truly something to behold, he is a natural talent & is totaly believable in the lead role. Peter Mullan's turn as the drunken bully of a father is also superb & equaly believable. The are also some moments of sublime comedy, mainly from well kent actor Gary Lewis's sarcastic schoolteacher & Christopher Wallace's portrayal of 'Wee T'

I'd recommend this this film without hesitation & the music is fabulous too btw.

Excellent review here:
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