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Postby Montyphy » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:12 pm

Babylon5 wrote:Back on track, I bought a French film I've been wanting to see for a while called Angel-A, directed by Luc Besson, the guy who did The Fifth Element.


Been meaning to watch that but kept getting distracted by Jamel Debbouze's right arm.
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Postby Grandstone » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:59 am

Is Luc Besson any good? I saw a movie he produced (Banlieue 13) to practice French and came out thinking the action fine and the story preachy. Are the movies he directed any better?
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Postby shinygerbil » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:01 am

Didn't he direct Leon? That's pretty good. :)

The Fifth Element is also pretty good!
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Postby KingAl » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:17 am

He also wrote Taxi. But yeah, I really like Fifth Element.
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Postby Babylon5 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:31 pm

I think he did Run, Lola, Run! too, but I'm not sure.

Anything I've ever seen by him was fantastic.

I also highly recommend a German film called Das Experiment.
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Postby Krell » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:11 pm

Pox wrote:
Hyperion wrote:I had the perfect cinema experience last night...i haven't seen Blade Runner in years and had been contemplating buying it of recent times until i checked my local cinema listings and they were showing the new Final Cut....so off i went to book my ticket during my lunch break and straight after work made my way across town to the cinema...it was practically full and with appreciative people who sat mostly silent and at the end shared enjoyment and the awesomeness (not of my vocabulary) of the film...a very fine evening indeed :) ...

...since we're sharing :roll:


They've done ANOTHER cut of Blade Runner? I thought the 90's director's cut was the awesomage, original theatrical was rubbish. Yay for Ridley Scott. Alien > Blade Runner though.


The Final Cut, which is the new one released, was completly controlled by Ridley Scott. Seems the "Director's Cut" was done without much Ridley involvement at all. So if you want a REAL Director's Cut, get The Final Cut.
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Postby Hyperion » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:08 pm

Montyphy wrote:
Babylon5 wrote:Back on track, I bought a French film I've been wanting to see for a while called Angel-A, directed by Luc Besson, the guy who did The Fifth Element.


Been meaning to watch that but kept getting distracted by Jamel Debbouze's right arm.


I watched that in the cinema, i liked it but it's a mixed film artsy/romantic/tragic-comedy, plus it's all black and white too...if memory serves correctly O_o bit of a marmite film :roll:
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Postby Babylon5 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:21 pm

Yes, it is all in b&w, but it's done well, particularly the bit at the end.
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Postby Pox » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:55 pm

Went out with a bunch of friends to see "Cloverfield" today (the movie wasn't the purpose of the excursion btw) and was stunned with how bad it was - think AvP, but less original.

Seriously. Nauseating hand-held "pocketcam" shooting, a plot of "monster suddenly appears in manhattan, people run", characters with no personality and baby monsters looking exactly like the offspring of a face-hugger and an antlion.

Also, a boring 15-minute introduction serving no purpose to the rest of the film, and an abrupt ending after just 70 minutes. The whole film seemed like what should be an introduction to a much bigger story: it could have easily been shown in 15 minutes without the senseless padding.

Goes to show that no amount of stunning CGI can make a good film when the CGI artist appears to be writing the plot.

If you're planning to see it: IMHO, don't bother.
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Postby Rkiver » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:57 pm

AvP2, Requim, whatever.

Well it's better then the first one, but that wouldn't be hard considering the first one was written for children.

That being said it's not great, though the kid and father being facehuggered was well done imho.

Wait for the DVD, or just torrent it. Not worth the ticket price.
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Postby zjoere » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:38 pm

watched "Y tu mamá también" yesterday and thought it was pretty good.
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Postby Mas Tnega » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:43 pm

Saw St Trinian's this Tuesday.

I enjoyed it, and not because girls in short skirts with psychopathic tendencies are my role models. That's just what she says.

OK, so what if it was?
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Postby shinygerbil » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:19 am

Mas Tnega wrote:Saw St Trinian's this Tuesday.

I enjoyed it, and not because girls in short skirts with psychopathic tendencies are my role models. That's just what she says.

OK, so what if it was?


Yeah, that one turned out to be surprisingly watchable.



Recently I saw Lust, Caution and I highly recommend it. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Even the sex scenes could *almost* be non-gratuitous. ;)

Also, Charlie Wilson's War isn't bad either :)
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Postby Feud » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:21 am

Just saw Cloverfield today, and I must disagree with Pox. I personally thought the movie was great, certainly not the high water mark of cinema but easily one of the better movies I've seen in quite a while.

Looking at his comments, I find it kinda funny that the things he didn't like were the things that I felt made the movie more then just another monster flick. What he describes as "padding" I thought were vital for the atmosphere they were going for, it gave it an authentic "caught in the middle" feel to things. To each their own I guess.

If you are going to see it: wait until the end of the credits and listen closely. :wink:
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Postby Pox » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:45 am

Feud wrote:Just saw Cloverfield today, and I must disagree with Pox. I personally thought the movie was great, certainly not the high water mark of cinema but easily one of the better movies I've seen in quite a while.

Looking at his comments, I find it kinda funny that the things he didn't like were the things that I felt made the movie more then just another monster flick. What he describes as "padding" I thought were vital for the atmosphere they were going for, it gave it an authentic "caught in the middle" feel to things. To each their own I guess.

If you are going to see it: wait until the end of the credits and listen closely. :wink:


Different tastes, it happens :P

Also, I left at the start of the credits... what was there?

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