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Old 14th August 2010   #901
j.m.f
I need a kevlar vest and a black beret.
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Old 14th August 2010   #902
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I want a black ferret.
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Old 14th August 2010   #903
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The apart from 30 minutes of non-stop explosions ... the expendibles really impressed me as it explored the values of redemption, kinship, the inner humanity and whether the soul transcends existence (Mickey Rourke monolouge while painting a guitar really went explored this subject).

Stallones performance was gripping from the start to climatic finale, he was a gun for hire that needed to "save" his soul by risking his life for a woman that he barely knew, she represented the redemption that stallone was looking for.

They also explored the themes of art, how it was influenced by war. They even explored the subject cultural warrior makeup aka war paint and how it represented the wearer.

There was also biblical slant, as Terry Crews reminded us about the importance of Christmas.

All in all it delivered on many levels.
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Old 15th August 2010   #904
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very good review there Lucas.
If I may be bold enough to add, the theme of Americas place in world politics and history was also dealt with deftly. True to Stallones life long mission to liberate the underdog, the island and its inhabitants in this film are portrayed as the innocents, harking back to a time before the crass materialism of Americana arrives, the purity and innocence of the islander existence can be seen as a metaphor for what the mercenaries have lost. I would be surprised if there arent multiple Oscars earnt from the acting performances too.

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Old 15th August 2010   #905
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Rourke Cried ... so he is definetely going to get an Oscar.
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Old 19th August 2010   #906
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Couture might not get an oscar though... he did kick ass most impressivly (As you'd expect) Loved the film it didn't dissapoint at all.

A friend is so excited about this film, he was talking about hiring out the whole place and watching it, lifting weights, wanking and crying at the same time... Things are conspiring against him seeing it, he's starting to get a little mad heh heh
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Old 19th August 2010   #907
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Couture might not get an oscar though... he did kick ass most impressivly (As you'd expect) Loved the film it didn't dissapoint at all.

A friend is so excited about this film, he was talking about hiring out the whole place and watching it, lifting weights, wanking and crying at the same time... Things are conspiring against him seeing it, he's starting to get a little mad heh heh
The Couture fight at the end was immense! I missed the Mickey Rourke dialogue though which I'm quite pissed off about.

The only thing it needed were a few more one liners.
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Old 19th August 2010   #908
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The Couture fight at the end was immense! I missed the Mickey Rourke dialogue though which I'm quite pissed off about.

The only thing it needed were a few more one liners.
yeah that was pretty sweet, nice seeing nearly everyone getting their asses handed to them at some point to.

loved those bullets near the end too...quality
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Old 21st August 2010   #909
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watched the experiment
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0997152/
pretty good movie
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Old 21st August 2010   #910
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couple of good lead actors there^^ yeah.
should start to pick up again now after summer,
looking forward to this soon, and another one next year Northern Soul'
http://bricksandmortar79.blogspot.co.../soul-boy.html
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Old 21st August 2010   #911
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looking forward to that.
at the vintage festival, there was a soul casino, played northern 80% of the time, great!!!
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Old 21st August 2010   #912
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Hmmm......Soul Boy.........will reserve judgement until I've seen it, trailer is fucking awful......stick the tunes on and watch the Wigan footage instead?
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Old 21st August 2010   #913
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lets see if they remove the tax breaks that keep the uk film industry afloat by incentivising US and other film makers to do their pre-pro, shoots and post here.
i'll be queuing for a job in mcdonalds if they fuck it.
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Old 21st August 2010   #914
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The Couture fight at the end was immense! I missed the Mickey Rourke dialogue though which I'm quite pissed off about.

The only thing it needed were a few more one liners.
Couture fight scene was pretty immense.

Stallone Vs Austin was pretty good.
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Old 21st August 2010   #915
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The Film Council was set up by the Labour government...
No wonder the Tory axed it without much consideration.
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Old 21st August 2010   #916
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saw Gomorrah the other night. great film, interesting to find the location on google streetview looking as dodgy as in the film.
evidently it's the busiest drug supermarket in europe
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Old 21st August 2010   #917
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http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Scam...2,54.8,,0,2.68
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Old 21st August 2010   #918
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I liked Gomorrah a lot. Will have to watch it again soon.
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Old 21st August 2010   #919
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Anyone seen Inland Empire? I fancy checking it out even though I know it'll be infuriating, exhausting and pretentious. Plus I might just OD on Lynch.
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Old 21st August 2010   #920
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I think I seen that film before, was it about a bloke on those 50cc pizza delivery scooter in the north of england?
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Old 21st August 2010   #921
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Try it out, but don't punish yourself if your not feeling it. I found it too self indulgent and didn't see it all.
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Old 22nd August 2010   #922
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inland empire- about an hour too long indulgence with digital film wise, but still lynch manages the whole transition between 'real'/dream storylines (a la Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive) better than any other time he's done it. that doesn't make it a better film, but just still found that particular aspect of his films stronger at least. anyone seen any of the interview projects he's doing at the moment?
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Old 22nd August 2010   #923
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This looks pretty good. Big fan of Gavras.

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Old 31st August 2010   #924
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Fuck me just heard Julliette Binoche being interviewed by Mark Lawson,
Interestingly she used the word freedom in connection with her work about four times
God she is a legendary Goddess of an actress.
getting stoked about the autumn season coming on--
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Old 31st August 2010   #925
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That Gavras film looks really good. The clip at 1:16 looks like a reference to his video for M.I.A., 'Born Free'.
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Old 31st August 2010   #926
j.m.f
hard hitting grit,
recognise the main actor but cant remember where from at mo.
hopefully get that in my area too.
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Old 31st August 2010   #927
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inland empire- about an hour too long indulgence with digital film wise, but still lynch manages the whole transition between 'real'/dream storylines (a la Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive) better than any other time he's done it. that doesn't make it a better film, but just still found that particular aspect of his films stronger at least. anyone seen any of the interview projects he's doing at the moment?
Everything I have ever heard about David Lynch and his films is a load of pretentious bollox, remember this man gave us Dune.



Lets do everyone a favour and lets do away with poncy arthouse crap.

Back on topic,

Watched Happiness Last night and it was neither funny nor enlightening or tragic or any of that even though the IMDB crowd gave it an 8.0 or something.

Tomorrow I am watching "Rear Window" by alfred hitch cock .. back when films didn't have to be poncy to be good.
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Old 4th September 2010   #928
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Saw 'Four lions' with a lively Holloway Road crowd last night, excellent satire, thought it was more slapstick than serious as a a whole. O.K film not amazing, last few scenes where they were all getting popped off were brilliantly paced though.
Yeah, a bit average, great idea, some funny bits, but a bit 'meh' really, I didn't even think the end 'they were all getting popped off' was particularly good.
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Old 4th September 2010   #929
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Religulose - interesting take on religion.
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Old 4th September 2010   #930
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Everything I have ever heard about David Lynch and his films is a load of pretentious bollox, remember this man gave us Dune.

'Pretentious' - certainly, ambitiously so, I have never understood what the problem people have with pretence ?
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Old 4th September 2010   #931
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Anyone moderately interested in seeing that Shane Meadows/Tom Harper/1986 thing soon to be appearing on C4?

A lack of a tellybox means I haven't seen a trailer but have read a fair bit and am interested enough to watch it on 40D if it appears there.

Reading a summary of his films, specifically 24/7 and Romeo Brass and how he came to make them and why today on the Empire website made me really think: "What the fuck am I doing with my life?"

Bought Lebanon the other day. Piss simple idea, beautifully executed.

Also bough Inglourious Basterds which I saw on release and was a bit non-plussed by but was hugely impressed watching it the second time around.

Each of the chapters/episodes is so well paced, I didn't get bored once even though it's 2 and a half hours of bad accents. Fantastic, self contained shorts all working together to provide an excellent whole.

That said I bet the next time I watch it I'll think it's shit.
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Old 4th September 2010   #932
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Everything I have ever heard about David Lynch and his films is a load of pretentious bollox, remember this man gave us Dune.

What's wrong with Dune?
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Old 4th September 2010   #933
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No 'is' on review.

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Old 4th September 2010   #934
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What's wrong with Dune?

Dune is one of my favourite films, it's proper insane.

I might get myself a big fish tank in the week.
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Old 4th September 2010   #935
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i like all the shane meadows films, watched some shite on film4 this evening and noticed they are doing a shane meadows thing, i will be watching.
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Old 4th September 2010   #936
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Old 4th September 2010   #937
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Dune is one of my favourite films, it's proper insane.

I might get myself a big fish tank in the week.
I have a stunning poster/print of Sting on my wall. I love it. In fairness, not to detract from Lynch but much of the absolute downright lunacy of the film comes from Frank Herbert.
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Old 4th September 2010   #938
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Love DuneCat :)
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Old 4th September 2010   #939
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i like all the shane meadows films, watched some shite on film4 this evening and noticed they are doing a shane meadows thing, i will be watching.
His first television work. Effectively a four part dramatised sequel to This Is England.
Written by Meadows with two of the four directed by him. The other two are by Tom Harper, the bloke wot directed The Scouting Book For Boys which features the lad from TiE, Thomas Turgoose.
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Old 4th September 2010   #940
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look forward to it
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Old 5th September 2010   #941
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What's wrong with Dune?
It is shit.
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Old 5th September 2010   #942
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Your face is shit.
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Old 5th September 2010   #943
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No it isn't. I have been told I have very pretty eyes.

Really, Is that the best you can do?

The film had Sting in a codpiece ... comon. And the film went on forever and ever.
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Old 5th September 2010   #944
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You've just said some of the best things about it!!!
"Sting in a codpiece."
"Forever and ever."

Different strokes for different folks I guess :)
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Old 5th September 2010   #945
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Like Brooks saddle isn't it?
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Old 5th September 2010   #946
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The codpiece?

Like a B67 Ed, a B67.
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Old 5th September 2010   #947
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You've just said some of the best things about it!!!
"Sting in a codpiece."
"Forever and ever."

Different strokes for different folks I guess :)
I don't want to watch some overpaid Pop star, in a dated film for 2 hours plus.
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Old 5th September 2010   #948
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Like Brooks saddle isn't it?
No a brooks saddle is actually a bit shitter overall, because Dune costs about 1.50 in the DVD bargain bin, and the Brooks costs about 50+
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Old 5th September 2010   #949
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i like all the shane meadows films, watched some shite on film4 this evening and noticed they are doing a shane meadows thing, i will be watching.
Seen one of his first films, "smalltime"? It's great

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Old 5th September 2010   #950
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I like Shane Meadows but didn't like This is England - weirdly the 4 parts series looks like it might be ok though

Mulholland Drive by Lynch is fucking ace, anyone remotely into films has to watch it
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