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    Post  mcmicken on Thu May 28, 2009 11:21 am

    I am notorious for having not seen any movies. People chat about movies at college and by method of deduction I've seen like 5 tops. So I've been working to rectify this by, you guessed it, watching movies.

    What's everyone's favourite genre? Actors/Actresses? Moments in cinema?

    Having not seen many but so far I tend to go for old westerns (ala Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and Kung Fu movies. Recently watched The Forbidden Kingdom with Jet Li and Jackie Chan and Kung Fu Hustle, a Stephen Chow film and was really impressed.

    Anyway, come one, come all and discuss things that last over an hour.
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    Post  KingK on Thu May 28, 2009 11:24 am

    I like action and comedy, I can recommend anything by Jackie Chan.

    Actually, I cant rememeber half the movies I've watched, I guess I used that part of my brain to remember anime I watched instead.
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    Post  mcmicken on Thu May 28, 2009 11:37 am

    I do love Jackie Chan movies. He's such a funny guy and has choreographed some insane fight scenes. He seems to have an almost silent-comedy persona with the way he uses facial expressions and the way he works with his surroundings.
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    Post  KingK on Thu May 28, 2009 11:50 am

    Yeah.. I dont think I've ever seen a bad Jackie Chan movie, and I've watched quite a few :P

    EDIT: Also, watch 300.
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    Post  Hails on Thu May 28, 2009 11:59 am

    What's everyone's favourite genre?

    I like comedy and action most, I think. Especially films like Tropic Thunder, 300 and Bruce Almighty. They amused me to no end. n_n

    Actors/Actresses?

    I only have one fave actress at the moment, that's gotta be Helena Bonham Carter.
    Actors on the other hand, I like Ben Stiller, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr... The list goes on. I don't like them because they're hot, I like them because of their sense of humour. tongue

    Moments in cinema?

    Funnily enough, one of the good moments in cinema that I noticed is in one of the Harry Potter films where Professor McGonagall and Professor Umbridge are battling for superiority on the staircase and Umbridge is accusing McGonagall of disloyalty. It amused me, is all. Very Happy
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    Post  Dio on Thu May 28, 2009 1:39 pm

    What's everyone's favourite genre?

    I'm an action kind of guy, trippy stuff is cool too.

    Actors/Actresses?

    I don't know many actors and actresses,
    Guess i'll go with Jet Li. Just because he's in a few movies I like,
    and he decided not to star in the matrix because he decided they don't need his skills. (Yeah I read some Wiki's.)

    Moments in cinema?

    Train spotting's baby on the roof I guess.
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    Post  mcmicken on Thu May 28, 2009 1:53 pm

    Trainspottings a really cool movie. Back when Ewan McGregor was in his prime.

    And I've not seen a lot of Helena Boham Carter but I did like her in the remake of Sweeney Todd.
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    Post  mcmicken on Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:31 am

    Just finished watching Green Street. Not my kind of movie but it passed the time quite nicely. It's basically a look at football violence and chavs/neds. Teaches kids to stand their ground and beat the shit out of people who don't share the same opinion as them. A nice little message.
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    Post  Dio on Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:06 pm

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    Post  mcmicken on Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:08 am

    SHIT! It's a lion!
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    Post  Dio on Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:51 am



    Heres one I made earlier.
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    Post  mcmicken on Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:53 pm

    Currently watching The Good, The Bad and The Ugly for the first time in a few years. Forgotten how good a director Sergio Leone was.

    Was inspired to watch it by a mate mentioning he'd watched Gran Torino (also starring Clint Eastwood) and saying he was still as good as ever. Need to see that movie...anyone seen it?
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    Post  mcmicken on Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:27 pm

    Watched a few movies over the weekend and almost went to the cinema too...scary stuff.

    Kung Fu Panda - better than I was expecting. Some cool funny bits :)
    The Love Guru - maybe it's because I was drinking at the time but I thought this movie was pretty damned funny. Mike Myers is a really clever guy.
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    Post  Hails on Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:54 pm

    I was watching those over the weekend too. tongue

    I prefer Kung Fu Panda over The Love Guru. Maybe because I was distracted with a video call over MSN Messenger at the time it was showing on Sky. Very Happy
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    Post  mcmicken on Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:57 pm

    Got 2 movies to watch tonight. A movie I thought looked pretty cool on the side of Edinburgh buses, Public Enemies and the infamous Bruno. Will give my verdicts on both after watching them.

    This is in a bid to watch more movies so I can hold my own in conversations more. May occasionally head out to the cinema an' all :P
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    Post  mcmicken on Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:23 pm

    Ok, so Bruno was pretty much what I expected. I'm not a huge fan of Baron Cohen's work but I have to take my hat off to him in terms of bravery. He really puts his all and takes a lot of risks for his performances. I'll give him kudos for that but his brand of humour tries to hard to be shocking which it does succeed in doing but I have to say it didn't do too much for me. A few laughs were had but nothing too special.

    I'll give it 2/5 stars purely for Sacha Baron Cohen's boldness and bravery. Glad I didn't pay to watch it.

    Anyone else seen it? Anything anyone wants to discuss or give their opinion on?
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    Post  Not Jeff on Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:54 pm

    Okay, I'm going to have to say, of you haven't seen Stanley Kubricks "Dr. Strangelove or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb", please do. It took me a while to get around to watching it, having only seen it last month, but it was worth it. It's humour still supplies massive laughs.

    Also, Network, not a comedy, it's a brilliant film. The boardroom scene actually frightens me.
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    Post  mcmicken on Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:56 pm

    Dr Strangelove...a guy at college has been hassling me to watch it for like a year. I actually need to see it methinks.
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    Post  mcmicken on Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:50 am

    So I've watched quite a few movies this month by standards. I've gone through

    Smokin' Aces - pretty awesome, some cool fights. A proper cool guy movie Cool

    Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels - think I'm gonna have to get into more Guy Ritchie films. Liked this more than I thought I would. Can't wait for the new Sherlock Holmes Very Happy

    3:10 to Yuma - a cool remake of an old western. As a fan of the genre I really enjoyed this. Crowe and Bale worked well together

    Gone in 60 Seconds - some cool driving scenes (obviously :P)

    Shooter - Mark Wahlberg as a mentally good sniper. Mark Wahlberg is a little more hardcore than I thought at 1st

    Slumdog Millionaire - I watched this purely to see if it was as good as people said it was. It was good but not amazing. Well directed though, very nicely paced

    Bronson - pretty cool movie about Britain's most famous criminal. Tom Hardy with the performance of a lifetime.

    District 13 - quality movie. Loved the freerunning and can't wait for the sequel. Plot got mildly pretentious at the end but still, decent enough.
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    Post  Not Jeff on Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:32 pm

    Love Lock stock and two smokin' barrels ^_^. Also looking forward to the Sherlock Holmes film. If enough people get interested maybe it can be a Goldengate winter adventure =P.

    I found District 13 quite boring tbh, apart from the free running, but meh.

    Oh, before I forget, if you can, try and watch In Bruges, fecking amazing film, one of my favourite comedies.

    I recently sen up at the cinema, was with my niece so she was a bit annoying at times, ahem, anyway. The film itself, well I personally loved it, heart warming, etc.
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    Post  mcmicken on Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:43 pm

    I was due to go see UP at the cinema but my brother's birthday interfered with such plans. And I'd totally be up for going to see Sherlock Holmes with folk, even if it's just a couple of us.
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    Post  Dio on Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:44 pm

    I'm game!
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    Post  mcmicken on Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:09 pm

    Just watched Saw VI having not really watched many other Saw films (but I know the plot thanks to people talking about it). I was quite proud that I made it through it although I was watching it at the same time as a mate and he said it was the least brutal. As with all these movies, it's all about the traps and they were slightly dull and predictable. Overall...I'd give it 4/10 at max. Not impressed.
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    Post  Dio on Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:04 am

    On the note of movies about weird traps.
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    Post  mcmicken on Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:55 pm

    This might come as a slightly weird statement but I feel the original American Pie trilogy (I, II and The Wedding) are modern classics. Having watched the 1st 2 at the weekend I'd forgotten how much has been adopted into our generation's culture.

    As well as being pretty funny and one of the only sets of American teen movies I enjoy.

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