Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:50 PM
Another film I quite like is Sherlock Holmes, I think the second one is very good but not as good as the original x
Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:07 PM
Reasonable enough comedy about a guy who has no male friends and embarrassed by this by his fiancee and her girlfriends he sets out to find some. The two main parts are handled well and it filled a couple of hours.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:30 PM
Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:26 AM
An excellent film and directorial début from Richard Ayoade. It's available in all good wooden boxes on Metrobus bridges.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:47 AM
Having been quite amused by the first Hangover I thought I'd give this a go. Probably shouldn't have done pretty formulaic and the star of the whole thing was a monkey. Interestingly Mrs Rover was guffawing in parts unlike me.
Referring to another thread I'm still waiting for you to remind me when rovers played the mighty os in the cup in the 80s. The effort of trying to remember is causing me great suffering.
I'm not sure exactly, it was definitely in the '80s though my mate and I went to Brisbane Rd and I'm pretty sure the score was 3-1 to Orient. It was back in our 3rd division days when the Premiership was but a distant dream which will soon be the case again if the Venkys and Kean continue to hold sway. A google search didn't help me out on this one.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:05 AM
Now i love all the Twilights! I went to see the new Breaking Dawn at a cinema in Manavgat/Antalya, I still cant believe that you cant book in advance for the premier viewings and just have to go (although i think it works out in everyone's favour!) Now that is a film that is consistently good! x
Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:33 PM
One of the best books I have read in the last five years so I was pretty much intrigued to see what director Lynne Ramsay had made of this. The answer for me was "a good job". This deals with the soul searching of a mother of a son who is the perpetrator of a "Columbine" style massacre at his school. The film jumps about all over the place and it certainly helps if you have read the book but it certainly captures the essence of what Lionel Shriver is driving at in her novel. Tilda Swinton in the lead role is excellent and Kevin in his various stages of development is portrayed well too. There were one or two things I would have done differently and/or included notably a different approach to the massacre scene and a more complete portrayal of the father but you can't have everything. No disappointment from this quarter.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:53 AM
Woody Allen's latest offering. American couple in Paris he a writer she a bit of an airhead. Magically he is spirited away each midnight to spend his nights in the Paris of the '20s with the likes of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Picasso etc. There's something about Allen's approach that I always like and this is no exception, Owen Wilson does well in the main role and if you shut your eyes it could be Allen himself. Very simple idea extremely well executed, more than good enough for me.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:42 AM
The story revolves around a no hoper writer getting his hands on a super drug which improves brain capacity immeasurably and makes him capable of almost anything. Needless to say this changes his life somewhat, also needless to say there is a downside. Not a bad film but not brilliant either just kept ticking along. Appearances from Robert DeNiro and Anna Friel of all people seemingly wandering away from the North West of England.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:54 PM
Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:45 AM
The old classic and I'm perfectly honest I'd forgotten most of the story having never actually read Bornte's book. Decent enough stab and lets face it who wouldn't love Mr Rochester?
Arover you watch wayyy too many movies hehe!! I need more hours in my days to keep up with you xxx
It's winter and my fire is cosy!
Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:50 PM
I've always liked films about con men and this one is no exception. The two brothers are the con men and the young millionairess is the mark. Cleverly done, part comedy, part drama and very stylish. Big twist too. As one comment on IMDB said "the clothes were the true stars of the film".
Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:27 AM
Glen Close here as a woman living as a man in Dublin and working as a waiter in a hotel. A very unusual film which comes off completely and had me fascinated. As usual an impeccable performance from Close who pretty much carries the film.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:47 PM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:04 PM
About a group of bank robber brothers in Melbourne.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:36 PM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:31 PM
One of my old childhood favourites is The Lion King! I shall watch that later today x
Posted 15 January 2012 - 05:13 PM
Tom Hanks, a real feel-good movie - not too sloppy romantically, just a happy film!!