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> Cinemexperience: part deux., Some more filums you saw.
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post Aug 11 2009, 07:14 PM
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An American Werewolf in London is a film that cannot be faulted. Unlike...

The Room
Tommy Wiseau's passion project (he wrote, directed, produced and stars), a 2003 love triangle drama, has recently come to the attention of film fan's worldwide as the Best 'Worst Film' Ever Made. And yes, it has to be seen to believed.

Certainly the story isn't exceptional, the sets and backdrops are shoddy, the dialogue often non-sequitur, the narrative breaking off into tangents that go nowhere, and the film filled with endless unerotic sex scenes and woeful acting, but it is Wiseau's film. And he is breathtaking. A Frankentstein's Monster with a witch's wig, Wiseau's performance as Johnny is so wild and uneven, it would just be a bad film without him, rather than a 'so bad it's hysterical' one. With his very strange accent, he garbles and slurs his delivery, overemphasising one syllable then underemphasising the next. It's like it was fed into a random generator program to determine how the line should be spoken. Sexual dynamo (with unnecessary bobbing butt shots), prone to bizarre fits of rage and creepy agony aunt advice - Johnny is a complex man with a complex voice. He should be the next Bond villain.

What makes it so endearing is that rather than cynically going for the sci-fi or horror genre typical of so many bad films (either knowingly bad or accidentally so), Wiseau's just tried to make a soap opera thriller about issues and people and situations. But one that's over-egged, over-hammed and over-cheesed like some godawful coronary-inducing omlette. The Room is simply one of the most entertainly awful films you'll ever see.
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post Aug 11 2009, 10:01 PM
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QUOTE (Sir_Robin_the_brave @ Aug 11 2009, 06:14 PM) *
Original or directors cut?

If you haven't seen the directors cut, I highly recommend it. Just for the ability to enjoy the film without the rubbish opening voiceover, it's worthwhile.

Why are studio added voiceovers always so terrible?


Original. I think I will have to buy the director's cut since that voiceover annoyed the hell out of me.

Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Fantastic biopic of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), a French criminal who went on to become the most wanted man in Canada. Cassel is absolutely mesmerising in the title role and, in a summer which has already given us the anaemic Public Enemies, it's great to see a full-blooded gangster epic.

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post Aug 11 2009, 11:43 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Aug 11 2009, 11:01 PM) *
Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Fantastic biopic of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), a French criminal who went on to become the most wanted man in Canada. Cassel is absolutely mesmerising in the title role and, in a summer which has already given us the anaemic Public Enemies, it's great to see a full-blooded gangster epic.


I shall be seeing this tomorrow and am expecting great things.
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post Aug 12 2009, 12:48 AM
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In Bruges

Still tops.
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post Aug 12 2009, 01:05 AM
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Funny People

Very good. But I'm a sucker for most Apatow projects anyway.
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post Aug 12 2009, 09:22 AM
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QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Aug 12 2009, 12:43 AM) *
I shall be seeing this tomorrow and am expecting great things.


The only caveat I would give to my review is that, being only the first half, it doesn't really give a sense of resolution. it did leave me wanting more, though, so even that isn't much of a problem.
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post Aug 12 2009, 10:23 AM
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QUOTE (mousespider @ Aug 12 2009, 02:05 AM) *
Funny People

Very good.


Really? [/Kyle]
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post Aug 12 2009, 12:41 PM
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Die Hard 4.0 was a litter better than I remembered : (

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post Aug 13 2009, 02:40 PM
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Get Smart

A lot lot funnier than I thought it was going to be. Plenty of laugh out loud slapstick and excellent dialogue from Steve Carell. And it's got The Rock in it.
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post Aug 13 2009, 03:15 PM
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And Bill Murray in a tree.
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post Aug 13 2009, 03:43 PM
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Judge Dredd
As bad as I remembered for the most part laugh.gif
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post Aug 14 2009, 12:06 PM
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QUOTE (NiteFall @ Aug 13 2009, 04:15 PM) *
And Bill Murray in a tree.


I KNOW! That was a great surprise.
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post Aug 14 2009, 01:01 PM
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Open Hearts

I've never been wild about Dogme films. I love the idea of them, but rarely have they ever lived up to the promise. Open Hearts, by Susanne Biers, is the first that really grabbed me. Mads Mikkelson plays a doctor who gets involved with a young woman after his wife runs over and paralyses her fiancee. What then follows is a vivid and vibrant film about the effects that trauma has on people. Its tone is beautifully judged, refusing to fall on any one person's side, instead letting the audience decide who, if anyone, is right or wrong in this situation.

Intacto

Like Highlander with luck. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who later went on to royally mess up with 28 Weeks Later, it's an intriguing film that focuses on a group of people who ''trade'' luck in bets. The best of these is The Jew (Max von Sydow), and people have spent 30 years trying to best him at his game. A wronged employee (Eusebio Poncela) takes a young man (Leonardo Sbaraglia) under his wing in an attempt to take The Jew down. Like Open Hearts, its a film which doesn't really side with anyone - even von Sydow, who is ostensibly the villain of the film, gets a moving speech - but remains focused on its taut plot throughout.

Apocalypto

Mental but great fun. It's two-thirds feverish nightmare as Jaguar Paw, a Mayan hunter, is taken from his home and marched to a temple for execution, and one-third chase movie as he tries to return back home. The climax is overcooked, I don't think there is any film that can benefit from the combination of a fight-to-the-death AND a birth taking place in a cave full of slowly rising water suggesting that Mel Gibson does not have total control of his madness, but otherwise it makes for a really enjoyable film.
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post Aug 15 2009, 08:02 AM
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Edward G Robinson is Tony Soprano, Bogey is a subdued Bogey and Lauren Bacall is a stone fox.
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post Aug 15 2009, 03:39 PM
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My sister is going to buy 17 Again, and I think she's intending to force me to watch it. Should I be very worried, or is it not as bad as I think?
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