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    I saw The Hangover II recently. The only difference was itbeing set in Bangkok. [img]smileys/sad.gif[/img]





    XMen First Class. A big dose of Meh, boarding on cringe at times.


    Edit. Lot & lots of clevage on show, so 2 stars for that anyway.

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      Watched "Frost Nixon" on DVD the other night. Was more impressed than I expected to be.
      "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men" Edward R Murrow

      "Little by little, we have been brought into the present condition in which we are able neither to tolerate the evils from which we suffer, nor the remedies we need to cure them." - Livy


      "I think that progress has been made by two flames that have always been burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world" - Tony Benn

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        Originally posted by Balla Boy

        Watched "Frost Nixon" on DVD the other night. Was more impressed than I expected to be.
        A good film. Made all the better for......



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          Originally posted by Balla Boy


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          Watched "Frost Nixon" on DVD the other night. Was more
          impressed than I expected to be.


          me too, threw it on one saturday when i was supposed to be
          cleaning the house for some backround tv as there was nothing on.*
          ended up sitting on the edge of the couch for most of the two hours
          with a dish cloth in a perpetual state of about to clean the dishes
          "Some people don't know their easy lives... I wouldn't be so ungrateful" - Fiacre Ryan - #AutismAndMe

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            Originally posted by Drick

            XMen First Class. A big dose of Meh, boarding on cringe at times.


            Edit. Lot & lots of clevage on show, so 2 stars for that anyway.
            Saw it tonight... i thought it was excellent.... Michael Fassbender was outstanding....
            Zoe Kravitz is a hottie.... but she doesn't do much else.....
            He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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              Saw The Hangover II - still laughing at it , take it for what it is ..... a comedy !
              James Lovelock - "Enjoy life while you can. Because if you're lucky it's going to be 20 years before it hits the fan."

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                [QUOTE=i_like_cake]
                Michael Fassbender was outstandingQUOTE]

                His accent was absolutely shocking.
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                  By Martin Chilton

                  Tuesday June 14 2011

                  Saoirse Ronan’s movie The Lovely Bones attracted most complaints last year.

                  Peter Jackson's dramatisation of the novel prompted the biggest postbag of 2010 to the British Board of Film Classification. Some cinema-goers were unhappy it was rated suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards, when they thought it should be restricted to adults.

                  In its annual report the BBFC said many viewers found the 12A-rated film to be a "shocking and unsettling experience".

                  Alice Sebold's novel was about a young girl who is murdered and watches over the subsequent lives of her family and her killer from heaven. People wrote to the BBFC to say they believed a scene in which the main character Susie (played by Saoirse Ronan) is trapped by the killer, who is later seen soaking in a bath after the murder, was more suited to an 18-rated film.

                  But affirming its position, the BBFC said the film did not contain explicit detail of the killing, many teenagers would have been familiar with the book's themes and the film acted as a precautionary tale.

                  The newly published annual report by the BBFC - which classifies 214,000 film and DVD releases - reveals that it also received complaints about disruptive cinema audiences, ticket prices and rude box office staff.

                  The BBFC said that their main concerns in classifying films were sexual violence, strong language and the sexualisation of children. They gave certificates to 654 films - the highest total since 1974.

                  Among the films that particularly concerned them were Srpski Film (A Serbian Film) on which they imposed 49 cuts, deleting a total of four minutes 12 seconds of footage. I Spit On Your Grave took 17 cuts, deleting 43 seconds of footage.</span>

                  The 92-page report details some of the complaints from viewers, including:

                  * Toy Story 3 was considered 'too dark and upsetting to be rated 'U' by some viewers. "The one-eyed Baby Doll character was compared to the Chucky Doll character in the horror film series," the report said. There were 12 complaints.[img]smileys/shock.gif[/img]

                  * The Princess And The Frog was criticised for its use of voodoo and tarot cards. Disney's film attracted anger over allowing 'black magic practices' in a children's film. Six complaints[img]smileys/sad.gif[/img]

                  * Kick-Ass was criticised for the violence and the use of very strong language by the child character superhero. 21 complaints.

                  * Mike Leigh's Another Year was criticised - by only one viewer - for showing 'excessive alcohol drinking'.

                  Of course, the credibility of the complaints varied. One 'rural viewer' wrote in to complain that the sheep-chasing scene in Scouting For Boys would encourage teenagers from towns to come to the country and copy that behaviour. [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

                  The Board also highlight in their report that there were no complaints about the digital film submission of the 1970 classic The Railway Children - "despite several scenes showing child characters in danger while on or around railway lines." [img]smileys/c&#111;nfused.gif[/img]

                  Racial awareness has obviously moved on since the 1970s and the report goes into detail about the colourised version of the 1942 Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire musical comedy Holiday Inn.

                  The film contains a routine in which Crosby blacks up and pretends to be Abraham Lincoln emancipating the slaves - remained as a U Certificate "despite the potential to cause offence" but the BBFC updated the Consumer Advice to read: 'Contains scene of racial stereotyping'.

                  The BBFC also now has a warning on films that this 'contains outdated racial attitudes'. To illustrate this they report on a joke about tomatoes not being cowboys because they are 'Redskins' in Tickle On The Tum, a 1980s pre-school children's series, for which they posted a warning on the DVD box.

                  Another change in attitudes concerns smoking. There are plenty

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                    Just watched 36 on DVD. Good performances from Depardieu and
                    Auteuil. Well worth a watch - the French do stylish crime thrillers well.

                    Also featured Valeria Golino, who I hadn't seen in anything since Rain
                    Man.
                    "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men" Edward R Murrow

                    "Little by little, we have been brought into the present condition in which we are able neither to tolerate the evils from which we suffer, nor the remedies we need to cure them." - Livy


                    "I think that progress has been made by two flames that have always been burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world" - Tony Benn

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                      Oh - and amazed it hasn't had a remake. Has De Niro/Pacino written
                      all over it.
                      "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men" Edward R Murrow

                      "Little by little, we have been brought into the present condition in which we are able neither to tolerate the evils from which we suffer, nor the remedies we need to cure them." - Livy


                      "I think that progress has been made by two flames that have always been burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world" - Tony Benn

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                        De Niro/Pacino in Righeous Kill or De Niro/Pacino in Godfather II/Heat?

                        The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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                          Would depend on how it was remade, and whether they chose to do
                          something other that post in their performances - which neither has
                          done for years.

                          "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men" Edward R Murrow

                          "Little by little, we have been brought into the present condition in which we are able neither to tolerate the evils from which we suffer, nor the remedies we need to cure them." - Livy


                          "I think that progress has been made by two flames that have always been burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world" - Tony Benn

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                            Biutiful, 2010.
                            A stunning view of life and death on the margins of Barcelona.
                            Well worth a goo, methinks.
                            Gwan Joe!!

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                              Transformers 3 is great. it's the best of the 3.

                              2.5 hours of s**t getting blown the f**k up.[img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]

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                                Watched Battle: Los Angeles last night.

                                A mad mixture between Black Hawk Down, Battlestar Galactica and Starship Troopers, it takes itself very seriously, despite some intentional and inadvertent comical moments. The storyline is iffy - to say the least - the acting is fairly ham fisted at times, and it's overburdened by a "USA USA" Marine core cliché.

                                If you have a home cinema system, it will possibly blow up your subwoofer, such are the vibrations from some of the fighting scenes.

                                I loved it, by the way - best piece of fluff I've seen in about 3 years.


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