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What DVD / Video did you watch last night? (pt3)

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by editor, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Finally got around to watching Perfume. Not nearly as good as the book.
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  2. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Winter's Bone. Moving, tense, very, very well-acted, gripping. Surprised at how good (great?) this was. A young girl needs to find her father, or his body if he's dead, to stop the courts taking her family's house.

    Strongly recommended.
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  3. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    wonderful film that, the tone of the whole thing is bleak, but never wholly depressing. Beautifully shot, and Jennifer Lawrence is superb.

    On a rather different note....watched Sarah Millican’s Chatterbox last night. Very funny indeed, we laughed lots.
  4. Dr Alimantado

    Dr Alimantado Balmed

    Very stylish film. What ruins it is the website selling a perfume coffret, whatever that is when it's at home:
  5. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Haven't seen the website, but the book's language is extremely sensual (even in translation), in a way which just wasn't adapted well to film this time.
  6. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    The film of The Perfume had a self-conscious and artificial look to it, all the grubbiness looked carefully art directed and looked like movie squalor rather than the real thing. Like many big budget European co-productions it felt like a film that had little personality and most of it faded from my memory soon after I saw it. I read the book in the 80s and remember enjoying it a lot more.
  7. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Bob le Flambeur - Continuing to work through Melville's films. Absolutely brilliant, like all the Melville films I've seen it looks fantastic and manages to keep the main plot going while still giving proper character backgrounds. I saw the Neil Jordan remake before this version but that doesn't come close to this.

    Plus Isabella Corey is insanely good looking.
  8. andy2002

    andy2002 To the Bat-poles!

    Contagion: Steven Soderbergh's 'killer epidemic' film. It was OK but felt a bit flat somehow - the characters weren't terribly interesting and, for a disaster movie, it was very low-key, which I'm guessing was the point. But still...
  9. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Damn right.
  10. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Batman Under the Red Hood. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1569923/

    Quite a cool, gothic film, which seems to be available on youtube and is well worth 75 minutes, especially if you're into the novels or have played the recent games.
  11. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Watched Inception for the 2nd time (first time at the flicks) and now I finally understand all the dream layers.
  12. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    The Crucible, tonight, that's how little there is worth watching or listening to as far as I'm concerned.
  13. One Day

    I didnt want to watch this, but the mrs got it

    Today I feel slighty soiled by the mawkish emotional triggers employed thoughout the film. Didnt connect with any of the charachters, didnt like the hybrid scouse/ Daphney from Frasier/ American accent used. Truly rotten film
  14. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby it can't happen here

    Finished watching Strumpet City this afternoon. Fairly engrossing, if a bit pedestrian by today's standards. Wonder how much Ustinov got paid for his cameo :)
  15. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    We started watching Your Highness but it was such a load of utter toss we went to bed instead.
  16. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Tinker Tailor -atmospheric chain smoking bunch of secret service toffs who are all sexually or emotionally disfunctional hang about in dark rooms seeking information or misinformation.. It was ok but not as good as the TV series and the who dunnit part was so vague I lost interest and just admired Smiley.
  17. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby it can't happen here

    Sometimes there's too much tossing in bed and I have to watch telly instead
  18. Idris2002

    Idris2002 this prim barbarism

    Little Caesar. The rise and fall of a thirties' gang boss, played by Edward G. Robinson. What struck me as interesting was that some of the shots were set up in the same way that the old silent movies would have been, even though this is from 1931, and is mainly a talkie.

    Worth watching, even after eight decades.
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  19. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    One of the best films of recent years, and Jennifer Lawrence should have got the Oscar.
  20. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Watched La Haine again the other evening, still great.
  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I also loved Winter's Bone - was almost a film noir really, plotwise. Hillbilly noir.
  22. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    I'll be going to see Hunger Games next week on the strength of Lawrence's performance.

    /dex mutates into a twihard
  23. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    The Help. Simplistic and manipulative and the type of film engineered to appeal to Oscar voters. I probably should have hated it and yet it was rather watchable thanks to a great cast. Octavia Spencer absolutely deserved her Oscar for best supporting performance.
  24. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Never great.
  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    You not a fan then?
  26. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

  27. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  28. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Big Lebowski
  29. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Hot Tub Time Machine
  30. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    c'mon. not even this?

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