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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:08 pm

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Post by bungobaggins on Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:14 pm

Last night when I was watching Edge of Tomorrow there was a character that made me say to myself, "He looks like Locke from Game of Thrones." Just looked him up and sure enough it was.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:32 am

Oliver Tates dad!

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Post by azriel on Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:36 am

I like him ! I think I fancied him in "Willy Wonka" & then I liked him in "Shine", a great film starring the great Geoffrey Rush ! I like the "not pretty boys" of cinema etc, Quirky & character over good looks & bullshit anytime !!

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Post by azriel on Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:20 pm

I watched "300 Rise of an Empire" this afternoon, it passed the time but..........
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It relied on the first "300" film too much, which, was its 1st mistake. I think the idea was a run a long, with Leonides on land & Themistocles on water, the slow mo was over used, should have just highlighted the fighting sequences only at specific points, the evil hard arse villan was ok-ish ?but didnt have enough punch. we didnt get to connect with characters really, so, I didnt care tuppence about them. It was mostly hunky bodies flying thru the air, all thighs & biceps & plenty of blood splatter, also done in slow mo. It didnt glorify war but it was honest in its brutality. Arms ARE cut off, blood is spilt & swords will hack faces in two. Ending was weak in my view & it held none of the haunting lustre the 1st "300" film had. Id watch it again with someone who hasnt seen it but, I might not watch it for myself again."
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Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:19 pm

I watched Life of Pi.  Sad  boy! that was emotional. I cried and cried, I hate films with kids and animals, its gut wrenching. No 
I havent read the book so I am still a bit confused by a couple of things. like he told 2 stories, which was the real one?  Shocked
twas very beautiful though.  Nod 
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Post by azriel on Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:41 pm

Ive seen that film also & I thought it was great ! Loved it, but, I also hate animals (even CGI ones) being in films ! Guaranteed IL blub all thru the darn thing !! "Slumdog Millionaire" was another good film but, & its a big but, there's one scene involving a child that is deeply disturbing !!!!!!!!! & if it refelects life & its true ?????????????? then its fooking sickening !!!!!!!!

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Post by Ringdrotten on Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:10 pm

What, you hate animals in films? Shocked Watching The Lion King over and over again is one of my fondest childhood memories!

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Post by David H on Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:02 pm

Mrs Figg wrote: I am still a bit confused by a couple of things. like he told 2 stories, which was the real one?  Shocked
 

There's not one answer. That's kind of the point.  
Can fiction contain higher truths?
Aren't stories and truths both subjective depending on who's telling and who's trying to understand them?  
And in the end, do we have the choice to see the world in whatever light we choose? And why isn't that Truth?  

Those are the kinds of questions that you're being invited to ponder, always bearing in mind that the whole movie (and book) is a fiction within a fiction which contains Truth.

It's kind of like the doughnut and the coffee cup! Very Happy

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Post by azriel on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:27 pm

Ringo, darling, sweety, sweety, darling, What i mean is, when animals are only a part in a film you can bet yer bottom dollar something nasty is gonna happen. As for Lion King ? Love it ! Scar has me in stitches !  Smile

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:00 pm

Probably best you dont go see War Horse!

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:17 pm

David H wrote:
Mrs Figg wrote: I am still a bit confused by a couple of things. like he told 2 stories, which was the real one?  Shocked
 

There's not one answer. That's kind of the point.  
Can fiction contain higher truths?
Aren't stories and truths both subjective depending on who's telling and who's trying to understand them?  
And in the end, do we have the choice to see the world in whatever light we choose? And why isn't that Truth?  

Those are the kinds of questions that you're being invited to ponder, always bearing in mind that the whole movie (and book) is a fiction within a fiction which contains Truth.

It's kind of like the doughnut and the coffee cup! Very Happy

I understand, but its still imortant for me to know whether the Tiger was real or imagined.
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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:37 pm

I watched Nebraska the other day. I really liked how despite the fact that many of the characters were somewhat exaggerated, the people in it still felt quite real. Reminded me of small-town Minnesota!

Very nice slow film, with an actual message about growing old, and life in general.

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Post by bungobaggins on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:46 pm

Forest Shepherd wrote:I watched Nebraska the other day. I really liked how despite the fact that many of the characters were somewhat exaggerated, the people in it still felt quite real. Reminded me of small-town Minnesota!

Very nice slow film, with an actual message about growing old, and life in general.

Nebraska is a great movie. Nod

Alexander Payne also directed About Schmidt, which is also set in Nebraska. I like the wide open fields and big sky, he really knows how to capture them, even in black and white.  Very Happy

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Post by azriel on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:51 pm

No Petty, I wont, Wont watch "Sea biscuit, Black Beauty or Two Brothers" either  Sad Shooting the horses in the film Atonement, when the army were on the beach during the war got me blubbing !! actually, I did watch "2 Brothers" & I booed into a cushion all the way thru !

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Post by David H on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:10 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:

I understand, but its still imortant for me to know whether the Tiger was real or imagined.

Can't the tiger be both? scratch 

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Post by halfwise on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:34 pm

It's a superposition of two tiger states.  Nod 

Az, even better than the movie is a PBS documentary on Seabiscuit, because you see actual footage of the real animal. The movie got it right in characterizing him as a scrapper, who had to get a whiff of other horses to get his dander up...usually halfway through the race he'd come charging and snorting through the rear. But you have to see it in action: this scruffy little horse taking off like a shot from the middle of the pack, legs churning like a windmill in a maelstrom, just like a scrappy little pup bounding out of a pack with his legs kicking up over his head and his tongue flailing in the breeze. Makes you giggle, it does.

They simply couldn't capture that in the movie 'cause almost no horse will do that, especially not on cue.

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:48 pm

Azriel, I watched Two Brothers when I was a kid and was a wreck for days afterwards. Mad
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Post by David H on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:14 am

halfwise wrote:It's a superposition of two tiger states.  Nod 

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Post by azriel on Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:47 am

Oh Eldo,  I love you 
I even get emotional with TV adverts, Im just human wreckage all round.
This cheered me up tho, gawd, some are cheesy  Very Happy 


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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:15 pm

David H wrote:
Mrs Figg wrote:

I understand, but its still imortant for me to know whether the Tiger was real or imagined.

Can't the tiger be both? scratch 

No.  Suspect  If you are on a small boat with an adult Bengal Tiger its best to know whether its really going to eat you alive or not.
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Post by David H on Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:21 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:
David H wrote:
Mrs Figg wrote:

I understand, but its still imortant for me to know whether the Tiger was real or imagined.

Can't the tiger be both? scratch 

No.  Suspect  If you are on a small boat with an adult Bengal Tiger its best to know whether its really going to eat you alive or not.

If I'm on a small boat with an adult Bengal Tiger, I imagine it's going to eat me.  Really! pale  

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Post by malickfan on Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:02 pm

Saw Edge of Tommorow (Tom Cruise gets killed repeatedly, Emily Blunt is semi naked in parts, and Bill Paxton sports a moustache-there's something for everyone) , X Men Days of Future Past
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and 22 jump street in the last few weeks loved the first two, enjoyed the last (though it seemed  seemed weirdly paced to me, Peter Stormare was wasted, and Jonah Hill seemed to be mumbling rather than talking for much of the film).

I also saw one terrible (or hillarious?) film, The Expendables 2, my hopes weren't high at all ( I actually mildly enjoyed the first one, down to being kinda  drunken  and bored) but ruddy hell this was bad, cheesy dialogue, bad acting, weak storyline, crappy villian (Van Damme was barely in it), over the top action scenes etc, it had alot going on, but was boring for an action film. I'm honestly at a loss why this is rated so high on IMDb.

Still, it features Chuck Norris:

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Post by azriel on Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:09 pm

I watched "Escape plan" with Arnie & Stallone, it was better than I thought. Arnie actually put some effort into acting ! & Sly, well, he was good enough but, time has taken its toll on his looks sadly, tho he & arnie must be similar ages ?? Story was ok, had funny bits, usual hit em sock em run for your life type of film. Predictable happy ending but, it passed an evening  Smile

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Post by Rose23 on Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:40 am

I watched How To Train Your Dragon 2 with my husband and daughter. The 3D animation movie of Dreamworks really lived up to its name. Hiccup and Toothless were both marvelous. May sound strange, but even though I hadn't watched the prequel (the first part of the movie called 'How To Train Your Dragon'), I thoroughly enjoyed the escapades and dragon races in this sequel, almost as much as my husband and daughter, who are both avid dragon followers!  Twisted Evil
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