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Nugget 19-07-2004 09:05

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Saw Spider-man 2 yesterday - absolutely fantastic. 10/10. Doc Ock was great and the fight scenes between him and Spidert-man were some of the best I've seen for a while.

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Spider man 2 - much like the first one it needs a proper baddy and for him to sort himself out - special fx were super but overall i felt a bit cheated it was kinda naff but visually stunning

But Doctor Octopus is probably the archetypal Spider-man villain - a good man turned bad by the accident in the lab and, let's be honest, how cool was it when he's climbing buildings and stuff?

Also, Peter Parker being a neurotic mess is part of the appeal of Spider-man - he had this thrust on him and, as a result, his life started to fall apart as he tried to keep his secret and help people. I thought that the way they handled his 'unmasking' in the film was fantastic.

dilli-theclaw 19-07-2004 18:10

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I saw Galactica 1980 on Sunday.....

All I can say is oh oh dear :)

1 - maybe even 2 out of 10....

smegs 19-07-2004 18:34

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saw Shrek 2 it was very funny really enjoyed myself :) i'd say 10/10

Tricky 19-07-2004 18:58

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Final Destination 2 on $ky - Excellent film - Good levels of blood spillage!

SOSAGES 20-07-2004 09:02

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i saw - "girl with a pearl earing" and i must say its a load of crap.
-10/10 :)

Tezcatlipoca 21-07-2004 14:27

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Spiderman 2....

:shocked: :D :D :D :D :D :D


Awesome!

9/10

SOSAGES 21-07-2004 15:23

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seems im the only one not to like spidey 2 :)

ZrByte 21-07-2004 15:30

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Originally Posted by Nugget
Saw Spider-man 2 yesterday - absolutely fantastic. 10/10. Doc Ock was great and the fight scenes between him and Spidert-man were some of the best I've seen for a while.



But Doctor Octopus is probably the archetypal Spider-man villain - a good man turned bad by the accident in the lab and, let's be honest, how cool was it when he's climbing buildings and stuff?

I thought spideys equal was another person who had gone through the same mutation as he has, can't remember the name, I want to say Venom but I dont know if thats right.
Now if the person I am thinking of doesnt appear in any of the future movies then you are right, Dr Oc is the closest to his equal.
Oh and he was very cool climbing those buildings, reminded me of a Squidy (Sentinal) from Matrix.

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Also, Peter Parker being a neurotic mess is part of the appeal of Spider-man - he had this thrust on him and, as a result, his life started to fall apart as he tried to keep his secret and help people. I thought that the way they handled his 'unmasking' in the film was fantastic.
The scene on the train when all the passengers are looking down on him almost brought a tear to my eye, very emotional scene, though im not sure exactly what it was about it that I think made it so good.

Nugget 21-07-2004 15:43

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Originally Posted by ZrByte
I thought spideys equal was another person who had gone through the same mutation as he has, can't remember the name, I want to say Venom but I dont know if thats right.
Now if the person I am thinking of doesnt appear in any of the future movies then you are right, Dr Oc is the closest to his equal.

Depending on which comics / stories you've read, Venom is an alien symbiote that infects JJ Jamesons (sp?) son, John (the astronaut who MJ was engaged to). As as result, he has much the same powers as Spidey but has a really funky black costume (which is actually the symbiote). He's supposed to be a bit stronger than Spidey, but it would be a great match up.

Romour control has it that Venom will be the villain in one of the later films (and would give a more plausible reason for John being in Spidey 2, other than just to get dumped :D ). The other rumour is that the Lizard will appear, fuelled by the appearance of Dr Connors in the film.

Mr_love_monkey 21-07-2004 16:17

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Originally Posted by Nugget
Depending on which comics / stories you've read, Venom is an alien symbiote that infects JJ Jamesons (sp?) son, John (the astronaut who MJ was engaged to). As as result, he has much the same powers as Spidey but has a really funky black costume (which is actually the symbiote). He's supposed to be a bit stronger than Spidey, but it would be a great match up.

Romour control has it that Venom will be the villain in one of the later films (and would give a more plausible reason for John being in Spidey 2, other than just to get dumped :D ). The other rumour is that the Lizard will appear, fuelled by the appearance of Dr Connors in the film.

Hmm.. I thought in the comics JJ Jamesons son was Man-Wolf - he bought back some rock from the moon with him that did it - and Venom was Eddie Brock (who got mentioned in the first film as well) - after the symbiote that Spiderman bought back after being on the 'Beyonders world' (I can't remember what the comic series was called), left him and bonded with Eddie.

Personally I reckon for the third film, it will be Lizard, and Hobgoblin (which is essentially Green Goblin with a different colour outfit).

Saw it on Sunday, thought it as quite a good film, quite entertaining... I just hate the way they have to kill off the villians...

Nugget 21-07-2004 16:52

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Originally Posted by Mr_love_monkey
Hmm.. I thought in the comics JJ Jamesons son was Man-Wolf - he bought back some rock from the moon with him that did it - and Venom was Eddie Brock (who got mentioned in the first film as well) - after the symbiote that Spiderman bought back after being on the 'Beyonders world' (I can't remember what the comic series was called), left him and bonded with Eddie...

Dammit, I'm even confusing myself now :dozey:

Good knowledge!

Mr_love_monkey 21-07-2004 16:59

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Secret Wars - that's what it was called, I think at the time it was the biggest Marvel cross over ever - the series ran for a year.... I've probably still got them in the loft somewhere...

Earl of Bronze 21-07-2004 17:50

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Well I saw Spiderman 2 on 20th July. Not a bad movie, I'll give it 7/10. Thankfully there was little if any of the flagwaving crap as at the end of Spide1.

SOSAGES 21-07-2004 22:44

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I have just watched:
The Arrival (1996)

https://www.cableforum.co.uk/images/local/2004/07/8.jpg
Directed by: David Twohy
Writing credits: David Twohy

Cast:
Charlie Sheen .... Zane Zaminski
Lindsay Crouse .... Ilana Green
Richard Schiff .... Calvin, alias Cal
Shane .... JPL Guard #1
Ron Silver .... Phil Gordian & Mexican Guard
Teri Polo .... Char

Plot:
Zane Ziminski is fired from NASA after picking up unidentified signals from a distant location in space. His curiosity soon turn to sheer terror as he travels to Mexico, where a series of unexplained events lead him to believe that there are aliens all over the world. He gathers evidence to support this theory but will he ever have the chance to broadcast the 'facts' alive?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115571/



it was err i dunno - i wasnt excited i wasnt disapointed it had a low budget and sharlie sheen in a serious role (no fluffy bunny feet) give it a go if u like sci fi b movies that aint to bad :)

6/10 - no more no less not too bad.

btw feel free to edit this post and remove the pic if its to big or against ur rules blah blah :)

Maggy 21-07-2004 22:48

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Spiderman 2.Very enjoyable. :tu: :tu: :tu:

Alfred Molina as Doc Oc was terrific.He is one of the few British actors regularly working in the US and it's a pity we don't see more of him over here.He's a excellent actor.

Incog.

dilli-theclaw 21-07-2004 23:08

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I just saw bullet proof monk - which was ok - 6/10

homealone 24-07-2004 23:12

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Daredevil - 8/10

I thought Ben Affleck was excellent in this - good angst:)

Earl of Bronze 25-07-2004 01:53

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Just saw Identity, brilliant movie. If you havent seen it yet, rent it.

I give it a 9 out of 10. :D

philip.j.fry 27-07-2004 22:57

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Chronicles of Riddick - 6/10 - Could try harder. Bit of a pants ending too but it gets 10/10 for 'death by tea-cup' :D

Xaccers 27-07-2004 23:05

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Sex lives of the potato men - minus 58 out of 10, now where did I put the reciept?

oedipus_1 28-07-2004 12:22

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Bowling For Columbine, dvd. More documentary than film, but still classified as film. Michael Moore must be the most sane american around at the minute, and the methods he goes to to get his results are fantastic. 9/10

oedipus_1 28-07-2004 12:22

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Daredevil - 8/10

I thought Ben Affleck was excellent in this - good angst:)

Yay! I'm not the only one who likes Daredevil!

Mr_love_monkey 28-07-2004 13:14

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Originally Posted by oedipus_1
Bowling For Columbine, dvd. More documentary than film, but still classified as film. Michael Moore must be the most sane american around at the minute, and the methods he goes to to get his results are fantastic. 9/10

(off topic)

Did you watch that with your mum??? :)

Tezcatlipoca 28-07-2004 20:59

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Originally Posted by Nugget
Romour control has it that Venom will be the villain in one of the later films

I've heard that too. Good villain...although I've seen opinions where people say that having an alien symbiote could seem a little unbelievable in Spidey's movie "universe", compared to the "scientist becomes villain after experiment gone wrong" types we've had so far.

I do think it could work, though. And Sam Raimi certainly knows how to handle Spider-Man & his world.

But if number 3 has Venom, then I guess it'll have two villains in it...going by the end of Spider-Man 2.

Also...speaking of Venom...wasn't there another alien symbiote villain? Carnage?



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Originally Posted by homealone
Daredevil - 8/10

I thought Ben Affleck was excellent in this - good angst:)


I liked Daredevil. No where near as much as Spidey 1 & 2, or X-Men 2, but I did find it enjoyable. I think the best thing about it (after Elektra ;) ) was Michael Clark Duncan's "King Pin". Great actor, & and a good version of the character. I think he'd have done well in a Spider-Man movie (they share the same Marvel universe afterall).



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Originally Posted by Earl of Bronze
Just saw Identity, brilliant movie. If you havent seen it yet, rent it.

I give it a 9 out of 10. :D


Very good! Lots of twists, & a very good cast.

oedipus_1 29-07-2004 08:46

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(off topic)

Did you watch that with your mum??? :)

What does that mean?! I watched it cos i've just finished reading his book dude Where's my country and I'm in the middle of reading Stupid White Men, which i've been told to read for one of my A level courses, and which i wish i'd read before. Absolutely fantastic. So i suggest you watch it before you take the mick (providing you haven't already, in which case my whole argument falls flat!):tu:

Mr_love_monkey 29-07-2004 09:10

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What does that mean?! I watched it cos i've just finished reading his book dude Where's my country and I'm in the middle of reading Stupid White Men, which i've been told to read for one of my A level courses, and which i wish i'd read before. Absolutely fantastic. So i suggest you watch it before you take the mick (providing you haven't already, in which case my whole argument falls flat!):tu:

Calm down..... it was a reference to your name 'oedipus'...... nothing to do with what you were watching..... :)

Graham 29-07-2004 11:16

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Originally Posted by Mr_love_monkey
Calm down..... it was a reference to your name 'oedipus'

Wasn't he a nervous Rex?!

:D :walk:

SOSAGES 29-07-2004 14:00

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Girl Next Door, The (2004)
genre..............: Comedy / Romance
runtime............: 100 min
iMDB rating.: 6.9/10 (2,346 votes)
iMDB link...: http://imdb.com/title/tt0265208/

A straight-arrow high-school senior falls in love with the perfect 'girl-next-door', only to discover she is a former porn star. He comes to realize that if he wants this very special woman, he better be willing to risk it all and experience a journey for which he never could have prepared.



It has the pretty Elisa Cuthbert (from 24)
However as a film this thing sucks bigtime. It trys to emulate "Risky Business". The Hollywood notion of remaking & revisiting well known films once again fails :)

The humour isn't intelligent but there are various naked ladies about - teen naff sex comedy 3/10 - but dont forget Elisa Cuthbert!!

SOSAGES 29-07-2004 15:58

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ok well an hour and abit latter i have just watched
13 Going on 30 (2004)

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genre..............: Comedy / Romance
runtime............: 98 min
iMDB rating.: 6.4/10 (2,386 votes)
iMDB link...: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337563/
Staring the slick super spy Sydney from Sky 1's Alias - she was also in daredevil as Elektra - also a film of that name in the making now while alias is on a break to return 2005.

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Plot Outline: A 13 year old girl plays a game on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30 year old woman
its big but for ladies - u cant touch big! and they fail its a girly girly film that makes little sence but has a happy ending all the same its "random" i wasnt paying much attention but i have no idea how she actually got to be 30 or back to 13 or what went on at the end in the wedding - girls will like it but only young girls -

not my cup of tea - some funny moments and good dancing but thats about it - not a bad film just nothing special, one for the kids.

5/10 just for Jennifer Garner being a good actress and dancing to thriller ..
for those really interested the SE is out in a few days :)

Earl of Bronze 29-07-2004 16:13

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Just watched King Arthur, not a bad movie all in all. I was expecting a complete mess of a movie, just like First Knight, but was happly surprised. :)

Although there where some glaring inaccuracies (namely Arthur's father Uther Pendragon leading the 'Britons' at the Battle of Badden), still a good movie.

I give it an 8/10.

SOSAGES 29-07-2004 16:14

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there will be a more bloody version out on dvd i belive as they had to cut it a lot to get it a pg (?) or 12 rating so if u like gore grab that version :)

Tezcatlipoca 31-07-2004 01:06

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Originally Posted by Earl of Bronze
Just watched King Arthur, not a bad movie all in all. I was expecting a complete mess of a movie, just like First Knight, but was happly surprised. :)

Although there where some glaring inaccuracies (namely Arthur's father Uther Pendragon leading the 'Britons' at the Battle of Badden), still a good movie.

I give it an 8/10.

Not seen that yet, but I have just watched.....

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The Dark Ages

The Land was divided, & without a King

Out of those lost centuries rose a Legend

Of the Sorcerer, Merlin,

Of the coming of a King,

Of the Sword of Power

EXCALIBUR

Not seen it in ages. Still a classic. 9/10 :D

dilli-theclaw 02-08-2004 22:27

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I watched today :-

Paycheck - 5/10

I Robot - 7/10 (shame it's nothing like the book :()

Spiderman 2 - 8/10

Equilibrium - 1/10 (because I don't believe a film can ever deserve a 0)

Marge 02-08-2004 22:29

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Saw Spiderman 2 at the weekend, I'd give it 8.1/2 out of 10 :tu:

Dave Stones 02-08-2004 22:29

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i have just finished watching "Cube". give it about a 6 out of 10, it is alright, bit low budget at times, but at the same time has some cool special effects...

one of those evil films that doesnt have a proper ending and makes you ponder things though :(

dilli-theclaw 02-08-2004 22:32

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i have just finished watching "Cube". give it about a 6 out of 10, it is alright, bit low budget at times, but at the same time has some cool special effects...

one of those evil films that doesnt have a proper ending and makes you ponder things though :(

Have you seen cube 2 : Hypercube?

...which I'll rate as an average 5/10 (not as good as the first one - but worth the £5 it cost me :))

Dave Stones 02-08-2004 23:21

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i haven't and i want to, to see how well they cope with the quantum idea... i hear it isnt as good as the first one though...

...also what ever happened to "cube zero"? i heard it went into pre-production but nothing since then...

etccarmageddon 08-08-2004 21:07

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I ROBOT

typical hyped up summer blockbuster which is amazing and better than the hype.

10/10

SOSAGES 09-08-2004 07:54

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i robot was fun and a good film in my opinion but as soon as i saw viki i turned round and said what i thought happens - and i was right, exactly right and that kinda spoilt it for me - to predictable.

timewarrior2001 09-08-2004 08:10

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Garfield the movie. 7/10

Its amusing but not hilarious as I expected, but its still fun to watch.

Tezcatlipoca 11-08-2004 01:25

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I, Robot


Much better than I had expected.

OK, so it's packed with blatant product placement (Converse, Audi, JVC, ..... :rolleyes: ), but not as much as in other films I've seen.

OK, so Asimov is probably spinning in his grave....really, really spinning....



But....It's still damn good fun! Good action, good special effects, good story, etc.

Cheesy, but very enjoyable. Just sit back & enjoy the show.


8/10

etccarmageddon 12-08-2004 21:42

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DOGVILLE with Nicole Kidman

we watched about 5mins of this - AVOID THIS STINKING TURD OF A MOVIE AT ALL COSTS - do not rent this pile of ****e.

I wouldnt be able to describe how **** poor it is.


this is a good review:-

http://www.wafflemovies.com/dogville.html

"Dogville is a dog alright. Writer/director Lars von Trier decided to turn Dogville into an experimental film that went as badly as one of my high school chemistry labs. Instead of making a REAL movie, with sets, props, different locations and more, von Trier has staged the entire film on a naked theater stage with chalk outlines for the buildings, and a tape recorder voicing the barking dog. I hope he saved enough chalk to outline the carcass of his dead career, or maybe my body after I croak from outrage..."

Paul 12-08-2004 22:42

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Originally Posted by timewarrior2001
Garfield the movie. 7/10
Its amusing but not hilarious as I expected, but its still fun to watch.

Yep, took the youngest to see that with me and we totally enjoyed it. 8/10 from us.

Electrolyte01 12-08-2004 22:43

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I, Robot = 8/10

Chris 12-08-2004 22:43

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Spidey! And boy was it good. An interesting, well written tale and beautiful to look at. I want to go again!

Feenix 12-08-2004 22:54

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Gothika ~ 6/10 kept me out of mischief for an hour and a half

SOSAGES 13-08-2004 09:17

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Walking Tall (2004)
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genre..............: : Action / Drama /Thriller
runtime............: 96 min
iMDB rating.: 5.9/10 (1,812 votes)
iMDB link...: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0351977/

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Plot Outline: When a former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces returns to his small hometown in rural Washington State to revive his family's lumber mill business, he discovers that much has changed, as the normally tranquil town is now besieged by drugs, outbreaks of violence and a general feeling of malaise and terror
Cast:
The rock
Neal Mcdonough
Johnny "Jackass" Knoxville
Ashley Scott

Well - WWE's "The Rock" stars in his 3rd leading role in a film and once again im not disapointed - its not a great film its simple and a bit of mindless action - the fighting wasnt that great but i doubt that had anything to do with the rock him self more the director etc. Knoxville did fine as a co star (a lot better than he did in mib2) and was the comedy relief. Films bassed on a true story with a few hollywood tweaks, the love interest isnt explained well but she is fine so i wouldnt ask many questions either. it didnt go on for too long and had a happy ending so harmless really. but deserves a 6-7 outta 10.

If you do need to see a film with the rock in it pick welcome to the jungle (aka the rundown) it may be naff but its one of the most enjoyable films i have seen all year - especially the monkey scene :)

Tezcatlipoca 15-08-2004 22:13

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The Manchurian Candidate (original version, DVD)

Watched it this afternoon. Still a classic. Sinatra is great, & Angela "Murder She Wrote" Lansbury is just...scary.

Excellent.

9/10



Brotherhood of the Wolf

Finally got the DVD for this yesterday. Having seen it now, I wish I had seen it at the cinema.

It is absolutely brilliant. Truly an excellent film.

9/10

mcfc2134 18-08-2004 22:51

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Just watched 3 films:

Girl Next Door

Cracking film, and Elisha Cuthbert is so so so fine in it. 9/10.

Along Came Polly

Not as funny as I thought it would be, still, watchable. 7/10

Starsky & Hutch

Really good, better than I expected. 8/10

etccarmageddon 18-08-2004 22:54

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Along came polly was very average.

Girl next door was like they used to make films - a modern classic - brilliant camera work/direction and reminded me of those 80s classics such as risky business.

SOSAGES 19-08-2004 13:40

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Just watched 3 films:

Girl Next Door

Cracking film, and Elisha Cuthbert is so so so fine in it. 9/10.

Along Came Polly

Not as funny as I thought it would be, still, watchable. 7/10

Starsky & Hutch

Really good, better than I expected. 8/10

you and me buddy will never watch films together :)

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Originally Posted by etccarmageddon
Girl next door was like they used to make films - a modern classic - brilliant camera work/direction and reminded me of those 80s classics such as risky business.

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/sh...&postcount=228


btw anyone for scuba?

SMHarman 19-08-2004 13:44

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<snip>
Starsky & Hutch

Really good, better than I expected. 8/10

Agreed, did you notice how many times the bent up the Tomato though. After the bunker on the golf course you could see the chassis had been bent, the last jump over the hill in SFO caused the front wing panel to crumple on landing, another manouver caused the whole of the chrome running strip to bend.

Mal 19-08-2004 23:21

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Originally Posted by dilligaf1701
I Robot - 7/10 (shame it's nothing like the book :()

On a review programme, it said that they only took the very basic premise(sp?) to the story from the book, it's not a exact version of the book.

I saw The Bourne Supremacy today. Not as original as Identity, but still good for the action scenes. The problem is that you know who he is now, there's no mystery. 8/10.

dilli-theclaw 19-08-2004 23:26

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Originally Posted by Mal
On a review programme, it said that they only took the very basic premise(sp?) to the story from the book, it's not a exact version of the book.

VERY basic :(

Still a good film on it's own merit's tho :)

SOSAGES 20-08-2004 00:08

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a v p

disapointment all round really - i knew the plot for years and it was good it was just done in a way that made me mad.. cant give away to much so i will just moan some more :)

when they meet the predators they dont say cor blimey what the dickens was that - infact they dont say anything for ages - and when their buddies are screaming cos they are being done in by aliens they dont think ohh better go look...also the predators them selves are meant to be young and in training to be a proper predator yet they kinda look slow and overweight and not at all like the ninjas of the first 2 films, yeah they are young but they have had 100 years to prepare for rite of passage and they turn up looking like a couple of fat bums who cant be arsed :)

the plot is explained in a quick 30 second sfx show - and the ending was well pretty cool :) it went from aliens to jurasic park but they left it open in 2 parts at the end one with the water - one on the space ship, and for those thinking heh hows that happen, well cast ur mind back to alien 3 ...it happens.

the actors are unknown so its fine if they all die and no one asks questions - should have had arnie again then it would of rocked a v p v arnie :)

whats right with it? well from the start the director is clever and puts so many images of them into your mind - for example at the start u see something spinning in space and u think ohh queen alien cool - but its a trick as its something else :) also u see a lot of alien spine/tails and they are just common items pretty cunning -

it is a good plot and the sfx were niffty but it wasnt that good it could of been so much better i can only assume its all gonna happen in a sequal maybe then someone will let me know whats going on with wayland as he is the dude that played bishop and his creator in aliens/alien3

overall? 5/10 must try harder and not leave it open for such predictable endings -

also im sure these aliens turned into huge stonking alines way earlier than the other films


*edit*
on another moan it was to short! its avp for christs sake i wanted 2 hours of non stop blood acid guts swearing and the occasional sweaty woman!
run times:
Alien: 117
Aliens: 137
Alien 3: 114
Alien Resurrection: 109
Predator: 107
Predator 2: 108

Alien Vs Predator: 101

other reviews:
http://www.aint-it-cool.com/display.cgi?id=18147

Frank 20-08-2004 06:05

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http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/88/17/28m.jpg

Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388367/

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Based on the true story, Stan "Tookie" Williams was founder of the notorious Crips street gang. Awaiting execution on death row, Tookie is now determined to stop the violence he helped create. When he begins a crusade to steer children away from gangs by writing a series of powerful anti-gang books, he earns worldwide critical acclaim, as well as four Nobel Peace Prize nominations.
Not what I expected, but then I read the wrong summary on IMDB before watching it! :dunce:

Nevertheless, it made my uncle sit up straight in the chair the whole way through, which is rather rare, and my Aunt kept her eyes open the whole way through too, which is even more rare. A very interesting movie -- based on a true story, I might add, and also a film which prompted me to go and Google for Stan "Tookie" Williams afterwards.

You'd have to be in the right mood to watch this -- if you want action and explosions -- then this isn't the film for you. This is a strong drama, and as such is quite captivating. An evening well spent.

etccarmageddon 20-08-2004 08:33

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the problem with Alien Vs Predator is the budget was only $70million.

half the budget of a typical summer blockbuster (eg. X2)

SOSAGES 20-08-2004 08:46

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x2 wasnt all that either and had an even lamer ending that only fans of the series would have a clue what it means -
a v p was let down not by its budget but by a naff director and no big names - also i think it missed its premier date as it was still being put together in the edit studio... if $70 million gets u a few rubber aliens 3 predator suits and some space ships nocked up in 3dstudio then its a sad state of affairs :)

ZrByte 20-08-2004 10:31

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Originally Posted by SOSAGES
snip...
also the predators them selves are meant to be young and in training to be a proper predator yet they kinda look slow and overweight and not at all like the ninjas of the first 2 films, yeah they are young but they have had 100 years to prepare for rite of passage and they turn up looking like a couple of fat bums who cant be arsed :)

Dont forget there are different sizes of predators and they have different strengths & abilities based on thier Size. Don't know what the actual names for them are but the game AvP II refers to them as light, Medium, Heavy & Assualt. Judging by how cumbersome they seem in the film I'd say they are a mix between Heavy & Assualt predators.
Overall I quite enjoyed the film, most of it made sense and it was a good excuse for a bit of mindless violence in the Alien & Predator Universe. It may well have revived the franchise aswel and I think that a sequal to this movie aswel as Alien 5 & Predator 3 will also be given the green light based on the success this has had so far.
Now there is one problem I had with the film and also there is another point of yours I want to answer but I dont want to spoil the film so highlight to read....
Why did the Queen Alien attack the Predator at the end? if he was carrying her young she wouldnt have attacked unless he attacked her first, wich he hadnt, and even then she would have been reluctant (We have seen this behaviour in Alien 3.).
As for your thing about the Aliens Growing to quick, I think its suggested that the predators have done something to the queen, I think the sparks of electricity are meant to suggest that they have speeded up her egg laying cycle, its also pretty plausable that they speeded up the alien Growth and developement aswel to speed up the hunt.


Overall I'd give it about 8/10, it was good but was let down by its short running time a lack of dialogue (Well interesting dialogue anyway) and a few bad mistakes. The way how the aliens are portrayed in this is much better than ever before, they look & act like they are supposed to, like Animals rather than like a guy in a rubber suit.

Mr_love_monkey 20-08-2004 10:41

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I've not seen it, but someone out there didn't think much of catwoman

etccarmageddon 20-08-2004 11:42

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Originally Posted by ZrByte
Now there is one problem I had with the film and also there is another point of yours I want to answer but I dont want to spoil the film so highlight to read....

thanks for hiding the spoilers and can everyone follow this example please! and perhaps also put in caps SPOILERS AHEAD.

cheers

etccarmageddon 20-08-2004 11:46

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Originally Posted by SOSAGES
x2 wasnt all that either and had an even lamer ending that only fans of the series would have a clue what it means -
a v p was let down not by its budget but by a naff director and no big names - also i think it missed its premier date as it was still being put together in the edit studio... if $70 million gets u a few rubber aliens 3 predator suits and some space ships nocked up in 3dstudio then its a sad state of affairs :)

I think part of the problem with these films is the studio dumbs them down to get a 12a rating - see terminator 3, van helsing etc for examples of how violence is being removed from films so they can have a larger audience.

I note that (for example) Taking Lives was at the flicks as a 12a but now comes out as a Directors Cut with extra Jolie breast shots for the DVD release and the marketing people even released photos to the papers this week to hype this up - claiming that Angie had 'allowed' the director to put these scenes back into the film when really this is about putting a 'lite' version out at the flicks and the real version on DVD.

Same thing happened with 'the girl next door'.

SOSAGES 20-08-2004 13:41

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they dumb them down to make more money i assume as u can get a bigger audience for a lower rating but its just silly - i grew up with the alien/predator films and i enjoyed the comics and the back story .... it seems lately i am often let down by action films.


*MAYBE SOME SPOILERS BUT I DID TRY NOT TO GIVE MUCH AWAY* :)

@zrbyte your obviously a sci fi fan (as ur b5 avatar shows) you say the predators are "between Heavy & Assualt predators" do u think they did well against the aliens? u saw the sfx cip showing 1000's of aliens v 3 predators they did ok ;) the first 2 in this film just sucked - about the end with the queen - I to agree with what u said why she did that is a mystery but at the time its not known for 100% if the predator has it by us but im sure the queen knew - wasnt it alien 4 where the alien wouldnt attack riply cos she was part alien ? and in alien 3 it didnt attack cos she had one inside her maybe they just cocked up i dunno :)

about the eggs - in aliens we see the queen laying eggs they seemed to be going pretty quick to me i thought the electric shock was just to revive here from her frozen state.

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Bloody-Disgusting has a report from a recent screening of Alien vs. Predator which included a Q&A with the film's writer and producer Paul W.S. Anderson. Here's an interesting bit...

About the studio's cutting of the film, which he had no control over, he said, and I quote, "All of the best scenes were cut." Anderson was obviously very annoyed at the way the film was released. However, this was not purely because of the PG-13 limitation, which incidentally, the studio enforced THREE WEEKS before the release date! It was always going to be R until then. Part of the reason for the cutting was that some of the effects were not ready by the time the release date came around. The effects team had very little time to do anything.

As far as the content that was cut, apparently we see all those who die, die on screen, but he also said that there is a sub-plot that we will have to wait for on DVD. Yes there will be an R-rated Director's cut DVD although they don't know the release date yet.


Ramrod 22-08-2004 09:57

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Just saw Intolerable Cruelty (Catherine Zeta-Jones & George Clooney)
Excellent film, highly recommend it :tu: :)

Mr_love_monkey 22-08-2004 14:13

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You are joking aren't you???

I hated that film, I thought the title referred to what the audience had to go through...

Bex 22-08-2004 16:03

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Originally Posted by Ramrod
Just saw Intolerable Cruelty (Catherine Zeta-Jones & George Clooney)
Excellent film, highly recommend it :tu: :)

wouldn't say it's the best movie i've seen but wouldn't say it's the worst either.
one of the worst would have to be "down with love" now that is a pile of cac

just watched "pay it forward" i love that film, the basic premise of doing good deeds for others it a nice one

Electrolyte01 22-08-2004 16:06

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Alien - 8/10
Aliens - 9/10

Need I say more? :D

Ramrod 22-08-2004 16:12

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Originally Posted by Mr_love_monkey
You are joking aren't you???

I hated that film, I thought the title referred to what the audience had to go through...

Huh? Why? What didn't you like about it? :confused:
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Originally Posted by Bex
wouldn't say it's the best movie i've seen but wouldn't say it's the worst either.
one of the worst would have to be "down with love" now that is a pile of cac

Oh, of course it's not the best, but it wiled away a hour or two quite pleasantly......and it was very funny :D

Bex 22-08-2004 16:20

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Originally Posted by Ramrod
Oh, of course it's not the best, but it wiled away a hour or two quite pleasantly......and it was very funny :D

can think of far better things to wile away an hour or two :naughty:

Ramrod 22-08-2004 16:48

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Originally Posted by Bex
can think of far better things to wile away an hour or two :naughty:

Not had any recently? oops: :D :Sprint:

Bex 22-08-2004 16:58

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Originally Posted by Ramrod
Not had any recently? oops: :D :Sprint:

actually have had plenty of good books to read but thanks for asking rammy ;)

Miss C 22-08-2004 17:03

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Originally Posted by Ramrod
Just saw Intolerable Cruelty (Catherine Zeta-Jones & George Clooney)
Excellent film, highly recommend it :tu: :)

I liked that too Ramrod - watched it Friday.

C

Ramrod 22-08-2004 17:12

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Originally Posted by Miss C
I liked that too Ramrod - watched it Friday.

C

Did you rent it from Blockbuster as well?:shocked:
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Originally Posted by Bex
actually have had plenty of good books to read but thanks for asking rammy ;)

oops:

Electrolyte01 22-08-2004 17:52

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Originally Posted by Ramrod
Not had any recently? oops: :D :Sprint:

Shes gonna slap you for that! :D

dilli-theclaw 22-08-2004 18:07

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The Chronicles Of Riddick...

3/10

MMMmmm - oh dear oh dear, yet another film that relies on special effects in the hope it will create a good film.

etccarmageddon 22-08-2004 18:09

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I fell asleep watching the 'making of' riddick last night on E4 - It didnt look like a big budget $120m film. disappointing and I aint seen it yet!

Bex 22-08-2004 18:11

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Originally Posted by Electrolyte
Shes gonna slap you for that! :D

naaa he'd enjoy it too much :naughty:

Electrolyte01 22-08-2004 18:34

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Originally Posted by Bex
naaa he'd enjoy it too much :naughty:

:LOL:

Ramrod 22-08-2004 18:43

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Originally Posted by Bex
naaa he'd enjoy it too much :naughty:

Strewth...shoot me if I ever get to that stage :erm: :disturbd: :D

Electrolyte01 22-08-2004 19:23

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StarShip Troopers 1 - 10/10 :D
StarShip Troopers 2 - 8/10 (number 2 isn't as good as the first one)

ZrByte 22-08-2004 19:46

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Originally Posted by Electrolyte
Alien - 8/10
Aliens - 9/10

Need I say more? :D

Yes you do, Those are both 18 movies :nono:
lol, not that I can say anything though, I first saw aliens when I was about 6 :)
Just watched both of those myself though I would rate them more like...

Alien 6/10 (Would have scored higher but I kept laughing at some of the special effects and I didnt like the bit they added into the special edition about the alien turning the crew into more eggs)
Aliens 10/10 Quite possibly my favorite film of all time, the effects are great, the story is great, there is lots of violence :) and it doesnt look too dated (Especially considderring its around 20 years old). In some ways I would like to see a remake of Aliens, though based on my previous comments I dont think it needs it and ofcourse we risk them screwing with an allready good idea just to cash in if they do a remake.

Electrolyte01 22-08-2004 19:50

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You can watch 18's if you have your parents permission and it's inside your home isn't it? Well, that's what I've heard :erm:

And yes Aliens should have 10/10, one of the best movies I have seen aswell :D

dilli-theclaw 22-08-2004 20:26

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Originally Posted by Electrolyte
StarShip Troopers 2 - 8/10 (number 2 isn't as good as the first one)

No - but the dvd made a very good coaster for my coffee up here in the computer room. This is the best use I could find for this 'film' :)

SMHarman 23-08-2004 12:13

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Originally Posted by Electrolyte
StarShip Troopers 1 - 10/10 :D
StarShip Troopers 2 - 8/10 (number 2 isn't as good as the first one)

I liked (well found it amusing for 5 minutes) the ability to watch starship troopers in the ark ark language of the aliens as a language option on the first disk.

gazzae 23-08-2004 12:23

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Went to see Dodgeball at the weekend. Very funny, Ben Stiller's character is great. Lots of not so obvious jokes to watch out for - look for the banner over the dodgeball "rink" in Las Vegas

Over all a good way to spend a rainy sunday afternoon.

SOSAGES 23-08-2004 14:49

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i enjoyed dodge ball as well not the best film ever but was funny :)

etccarmageddon 24-08-2004 08:18

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'the village' - I thought it was excellent but can understand why some people wouldnt find it their cup of tea.

if you've seen it be careful what you say as it would be easy to spoil it.

smegs 24-08-2004 11:44

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Alien vs predator excellent film some good fight scenes :)

etccarmageddon 24-08-2004 12:24

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Originally Posted by smegs
Alien vs predator excellent film some good fight scenes :)

I predict when it comes out on DVD it will be labelled 'Directors Cut' or 'Not the version shown at cinemas' or 'Extended version' etc and a 15 rating.

SOSAGES 25-08-2004 09:12

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Originally Posted by etccarmageddon
I predict when it comes out on DVD it will be labelled 'Directors Cut' or 'Not the version shown at cinemas' or 'Extended version' etc and a 15 rating.

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/sh...&postcount=263

Nugget 25-08-2004 09:39

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Originally Posted by etccarmageddon
'the village' - I thought it was excellent but can understand why some people wouldnt find it their cup of tea.

if you've seen it be careful what you say as it would be easy to spoil it.

I agree - I saw this last night and thought it was brilliant - 10/10. The whole cast were good, but I was really impressed with Joaquin Pheonix and Bryce Dallas Howard :tu:

The trouble with Shyamalans films now is that everyone's expecting something to happen - as he's said in interviews, it would be great if they could put the film out without his name being attached, 'cos that would remove some of the hype, but that'll never happen

Electrolyte01 26-08-2004 12:41

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Space Cow Boys - 10/10

I think this movie was good all threw it :p:

dilli-theclaw 26-08-2004 12:49

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Bruce almighty

2 or even 3/10

I so hated this film...

Mr_love_monkey 26-08-2004 13:01

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I,Robot.....

ermmm.... you know how it is when you watch a film, and you think 'Ive seen this before'... this is how it was with I,Robot - it seemed to have bits from about 6 other films, resulting in a very familar feeling film.

Not a great film, not terrible, but nothing new or original in there.
4/10

SMHarman 26-08-2004 13:10

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Originally Posted by dilligaf1701
Bruce almighty

2 or even 3/10

I so hated this film...

I saw along came polly last week, a line in it made me laugh.
Polly (Jeniffer Anston) is asked where she has been for the last few years, the response
"oh bouncing around, Thailand, Austin Texas, Buffalo NY"
A clever reference to Bruce Almighty :)

Atomic22 26-08-2004 18:26

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i robot
brilliant film even though it was predictable...
9/10

Miss C 26-08-2004 20:26

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Originally Posted by Nugget
I agree - I saw this last night and thought it was brilliant - 10/10. The whole cast were good, but I was really impressed with Joaquin Pheonix and Bryce Dallas Howard :tu:

The trouble with Shyamalans films now is that everyone's expecting something to happen - as he's said in interviews, it would be great if they could put the film out without his name being attached, 'cos that would remove some of the hype, but that'll never happen

I haven't fully enjoyed any of his films and it was the same again with The Village for me. Agree about the cast - terrific performances, something Shyamalan always seems to get with the actors in his films but there's just something about his stories I find ultimately disappointing. Joaquin Phoenix was as excellent as ever.

SOSAGES 26-08-2004 21:00

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i liked sixth sence except i spoilt it for my g.f by constantly saying why hes dead and how come no one else talks to him...

didnt like unbreakable or signs - the village was more of teh same - btw he looks like mr bean

Mal 27-08-2004 21:29

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Originally Posted by etccarmageddon
'the village' - I thought it was excellent but can understand why some people wouldnt find it their cup of tea.

if you've seen it be careful what you say as it would be easy to spoil it.

I just saw that tonight. I enjoyed it. I liked the ending ;) I agree with you about not everyone liking it.

What made me laugh was this kid actually screamed at one point :D

Marge 29-08-2004 14:39

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Saw "HellBoy" last night

Very strangeish film, funny and weird but give it 8/10


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