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post Nov 4 2008, 12:35 AM
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When they explained what ''Mark-to-market'' accounting was a little bit of my faith in humanity died. That they were allowed to use something which was pretty much designed to be abused is really beyond me.
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post Nov 4 2008, 03:24 AM
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QUOTE (Serafina_Pekkala @ Nov 3 2008, 12:43 PM) *
You should, danman. It's excellent even though the screen i saw it on was rather small - it's meant to be seen on a bigger scale.


Yeah. The Blu-ray edition is gorgeous, but it really would benefit from a great, big screen, to properly convey the sweeping visuals. Good performances in that one, too, although the story is a bit of a letdown. But you don't watch a film like that for the story; you watch it for the splendour.
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post Nov 4 2008, 04:23 AM
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Saw V
"You'll never guess how it ends!"
Bollocks to that it's obvious, it doesn't. Tired, convoluted plot that seems to be culled from the other films. Not one character that I cared the slightest bit about. Not even any imaginative tortures.
I read somewhere that there were a total of 12 Saw sequels planned so it seems this franchise will be raped for all its worth till Jigsaw makes it into space or maybe time travels somehow. Maybe they'll even do Saw XI : Saw in the Hood...

Pinapple Express
The most well written and genuinely funny stoner comedy I've ever seen, Jay and Silent Bob included. It gets silly and there's a lot of weed jokes that might grate on those opposed to the stuff, but for a no brainer comedy it's in a league of its own.
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post Nov 4 2008, 10:16 AM
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QUOTE (zeden @ Nov 4 2008, 04:23 AM) *
Saw XI : Saw in the Hood...



Saw: Escape from Guantanamo Bay?
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post Nov 4 2008, 11:11 AM
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QUOTE (bigfatrich @ Nov 3 2008, 08:42 PM) *
Klaus - Der Erste Arbeitstag


In fact it's "Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der Erste Arbeitstag". But yeah, it's a wonderful piece of German splatter. laugh.gif


QUOTE (Jon 79 @ Nov 4 2008, 01:05 AM) *
I saw Quantum Of Solace today. ... excellent stuff. 8/10. It seemed a great deal shorter than Casino Royale, though maybe that just means I enjoyed it more.


I think it'S about 45 minutes shorter than CR isn't it?

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post Nov 4 2008, 11:22 AM
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I think it'S about 45 minutes shorter than CR isn't it?

It's the shortest Bond ever! CR is the longest.
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post Nov 4 2008, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE (mcraigclark @ Nov 4 2008, 12:00 AM) *
It's beautifully shot. Sort of looks what I imagine a world created by Italo Calvino would look like.


YES! This is exactly what it would be like! I especially love that the Indian locations including the Escher style mazes are actually real places (not sure where that one is exactly - when Darwin and Wallace died *sob*. . There is also very little CGI - if any at all.

Locations included: Fort Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, the observatory at Jantar Mantar (where the Indian's wife lived) and many more. I want to go to India now!
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post Nov 4 2008, 06:45 PM
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QUOTE (Rua @ Nov 4 2008, 10:16 AM) *
Saw: Escape from Guantanamo Bay?

Saw: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Franchise?
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post Nov 4 2008, 06:55 PM
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I'm looking forward to Saw IX: Jigsaw's New Nightmare. Though not as much as Saw X: Electric Boogaloo and Saw XI: Jigsaw Vs. Jason.
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post Nov 4 2008, 10:01 PM
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QUOTE (Crutch @ Nov 3 2008, 02:35 PM) *
Spiderman


Marvel's #1 Jewish superhero.
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post Nov 4 2008, 11:11 PM
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right, i'll make more effort to catch 'the fall', but first...

rumba - no, your house is on fire...

well, it's been a pretty busy year. what, with buying a house, going to hong kong, working my way through all six seasons of 'the sopranos' and, in general, having a whole heap of fun: i have neglected the world of film. now, however, the balance is about to be redressed; it's film festival time...

the opening film of this year's leeds international film festival was 'rumba'. 'rumba' is a french/belgian film, which tells the story of dom (dominique abel) and fiona (fiona gordon): a married couple who teach at a school in rural france and spend their spare time latin dancing. this is until they have a car crash, which leaves fiona missing half of her left leg and dom suffering from acute memory problems...

the film, which is also written and by abel and gordon, along with bruno romy (who features as the man who steals dom's pain au chocolate), is a slightly twee, slightly absurd, affair. it is, at times, pretty funny and, at others, pretty sweet. ultimately, it is mildly off-kilter, light entertainment, a gentle crowd-pleaser. at only seventy-seven minutes, if still felt a little long and would probably have worked better as a shorter film, but that's a slightly harsh critique.

still, an enjoyable enough watch.



the wrecking crew - nothing to do with the ice-t / snoop film...

now, you're probably aware that 'the monkees' didn't play on their own records. oh, and the mum of the guy one who wore the woolly hat invented liquid paper, but that's getting off topic...

what you may also know is that brian wilson replaced the other beach boys with session musicians when he recorded their albums: basically, he wanted the best musicians to give their albums the best sound. fair enough. and, in the california of the late-fifties and early sixties, i you wanted the best; you called in 'the wrecking crew'...

this was the name, given posthumously, to a bunch of between twenty and thirty young musicians who, according to the old timers that they would replace, were going to wreck the music industry. instead, they did a hell of a lot of work and, because of their talent and versatility, the list of people who those music was actually churned out by these people is ridiculous; as well as the beach boys and the monkees, nancy sinatra, herb alpert, john denver, the byrds, the mommas and the poppas, elvis, dean martin, frank sinatra, sonny and cher, as well as the majority of phil spector's wall of sound recordings, to name but a few...

made up, from the likes glen campbell, tommy tedesco, carol kaye, billy strange, don peake, plas johnson, mac rebennack, don randi, joe osborn, hal blaine and earl palmer, to name but a few; these were the faceless and unnamed musicians who defined a sound.

the documentary, directed by tedesco's son, teddy, is a fascinating glimpse at some of the highlights of 'the wrecking crew'; taking his father's story as a starting point. as well as many surviving members of the 'crew, the likes of nancy sinatra, cher, micky dolenz, brian wilson and a host of producers crop up and talk about the (mainly) highs and (occasional) lows of the lives lived, by your not so average session musicans.

great stuff...
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post Nov 5 2008, 12:58 AM
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Prince of Darkness

I really like the bleak apocalyptic feel of this, just a pity about the basic science and pseudo religious hokum being used to explain away the plot. I also like the eerie dreamlike quality of the first half before it descends into average zombie-esque horror. I also like Donald Pleasance, Victor Wong and Dennis Dun just a pity about the rest of the cast.

They should remake this. Maybe that's what The World's End is.
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post Nov 5 2008, 05:17 PM
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National Treasure 2 - Book of Secrets

Thank you Joe Cornish. Cage is always a highlight with his mad hair and bad accents. The bits in Buckingham Palace are a sensation.

Silly badness aside, the film actually stood up more as an adventure type tale than the whole of the recent Indiana Jones film, mainly as it was about something you could almost identify with as opposed to going down the alien route. Not that I'm talking about it being better than Indiana Jones, I just found the plot a bit more believable. Or less of an easy choice. I'm not explaining myself well...

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post Nov 5 2008, 10:43 PM
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Disney On Ice presents: Saw

Or

Saw: The Musical.



Meet Dave.

Eddie Murphy stars as both, an alien captain and the vessel that he's piloting. Aliens come to earth to gather up salt reserves for there home planet and end up making friends and pulling the laydees in the process. Fairly likable family romp that should put a smile on your face. Eddie Murphy quite clearly makes the film though.

3/5.

Harold And Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay is the sex. Especially when they have to get past a police/fbi blockade type thing. The Terrorist! accusations are comedy legend as far as I'm concerned.
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