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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby John » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:55 pm

Doorstop wrote:
...If I'd paid to see that I'd feel both fulfilled and cheated.

Hrrruumph. :evil:


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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Doorstop » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:55 pm

True John, very true.
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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Mori » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:47 pm

latest Harry Potter saga out tommorow.

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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Mori » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:39 pm

Tarantinos latest gore... a reduced Dirty Dozen out to wipe the Nazis off the face of the earth. :D

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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Doorstop » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:42 am

Image ... Image

"Alien Trespass" is a sci-fi flick which although a modern production using state of the art CGI is quite odd in it's construction.

It uses said modern technology to recreate (very effectively) 1950's special effects in a classic 50's B-movie format.

This, in conjunction with exceptionally accurate period sets, props, costumes, cinematography etc gives the movie a completely authentic feel of the era and of the genre.

There are some familiar and well established names in this flick including Robert Patrick of T2, Stargate, x-files etc, Eric McCormack (Will and Grace), Dan Lauria (Wonder Years) as well as couple of other known faces.

The starnge thing is that throughout the entire flick I was expecting the storyline and/or screenplay to unfold into something more than a homage to the 50's sci-fi b-movie classification but it just sort of didn't.

Completely true to the semi corny pastiche of effects and slightly wooden acting and script from start to finish of the B-movies of that golden age of cinema, some would think would make it boring and unwatchable, however I found it quite compelling and rather than being disappointed in the predictable outcome I found myself quite enjoying it's accuracy in portraying the genre.

I think this one is one for officianados of 50's sci-fi and true movie freaks, not really for general consumption.

Interesting nonetheless.
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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Doorstop » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:52 pm

Tron Legacy Trailer .. Image

Looking good.
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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Mori » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:18 pm

Thanks for that wee preview DS. looking forward to this long awaited remake... been talked about on the remake film circuits since the mid 90s. :D

play.com has the original up for grabs for £3... A 2 disc special edition, ive just bought 1 :D

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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Mori » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:21 pm

The whole film online and uncut. violent stuff.

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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Mori » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:42 pm

James Cameron returning with this, 4 years in the making.

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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Doorstop » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:24 am

Ooh .. I've been waiting for Avatar .. it looks visually stunning and is, by all accounts from spies in the camp, an absolute rip-snorter.

Another one to look out for folks is District 9.

At the moment, although I've not actually seen it in it's entirety (I absolutely refuse to watch the crappy camera copy I've managed to get a hold of), it's ticking all the right boxes for me.

Nice wee ironic twist setting it in South Africa, apartheid now separating the aliens from the black populace as opposed to the previous situation of blacks from whites coupled with believable sci-fi and a hidden technical mystery to be solved. I may actually go and see this one in an actual picture hall. :wink:

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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Doorstop » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:02 pm

Another wee heads up people .. one I've only just heard of this afternoon and not, as yet, seen mentioned anywhere else.

Surrogates stars Bruce Willis in a future world where working from home takes on a whole new dimension.

People have any tasks requiring attention outside the home carried out by completely lifelike facsimiles of themselves known as 'surrogates'.

Willis (a cop) is forced outside of his own four walls (and his comfort zone) by the murders of other peoples surrogates going unsolved.

Looks good.

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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Mori » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:25 pm

looking forward to surrogate heard good reviews about it.

seen this one yesterday, looks like an oscar contender, pretty intense stuff.

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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Doorstop » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:36 pm

That's an exceptional flick Mori .. watched it the night before last.

Highly recommended.
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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby banjo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:08 pm

honestly say i have not watched a movie since january,charlie wilsons war,did enjoy it though.might watch absolution tonight not seen it since it came out all those years ago,got it as a gift on dvd a while back.
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Re: HG Movie Critique.

Postby Peetabix » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:30 am

So many films to watch. I remember telling everyone about Avatar 3 years ago, time passes too fast.

District 9 is next on the list along with The Hurt Locker.

Everyone should go and see Inglourious Basterd right now. What a film. Pretty brutal but that's what you expect from Tarantino.
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