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  1. Well I haven't seen The Hard Way so I can't comment on it. It's got Michael J Fox so I wouldn't be shocked if it was enjoyable though. I like Midnight Run, it's not the same though. It hasn't got the pure,innocent enjoyable cheesyness that makes me love collision course so much. No, it's far too credible a movie to be regarded in the same way as Collision Course. Although I would have to concede that Midnight Run is the "better" movie, I had far more fun watching Collision Course.
  2. Well no, I tell a lie, this is in fact not the best movie of all time, but it is a really enjoyable movie that nobody I know has seen. It's a buddy cop movie starring Jay Leno and Pat Morita(Mr Miyagi) with some fluff story about a missing car engine prototype or something, but that doesn't matter. the reason this movie is fun is because of the interaction between the two leads, who intitially dislike and distrust each other but in a shocking twist of fate end up becoming friends. The whole culture difference thing is done quite well,in that it's fun to watch, it's completely ridiculous but in a cheesy and enjoyable kind of way. The soundtrack is cool,once again in a cheesy 80's kind of way, it suits the movie, I've been trying to find one of the songs for ages, but as I'm working from memory of what I think a few of the words were i can't seem to find it. Another thing this movie has is the most fantastic pay off of any movie ever, but I won't give that one away, oh no! In conclusion I'd take this movie over 48 Hours\most of Eddie Murphies output including Beverly Hills cop, and whatever buddy junk Jackie Chan or Martin Lawrence have to their names. If you're looking for a buddy cop movie and are getting fed up with "straight white cop meets zany streetwise black cop" give this a shot. You might be pleasantly surprised cos this turns the whole formula upside down with "straight Japanese cop meets zany streetwise white cop". So, has anyone seen it? If so i look forward to a one word response of "shit" sometime soon! Oh yeah, does anyone know if a Dvd version of this movie exists?
  3. Saw it a good while ago, thought it was good. Pretty depressing , but I'm pretty sure thats what Eastwood aims for. Penn was pretty decent , apart from some overacting. I do agree about the score being intrusive though, one particular scene near the start with both Penn overacting being very upset(understandably) and the score intruding stands out in my mind. The twist was shit though...Preferred the one in "Blood Work".
  4. Went to this yesterday with a couple of friends. They mostly hated it, I thought it was pretty decent, possibly due to the fact that I can barely remember the Gene Wilder version. The oompa loompa songs are pure shit, but the score was pretty nice, not great,in that it just sounded like it came from Danny Elfmans automatic score generator, but alongside the movie it went well. Personally I quite enjoyed the way Depp played Wonka, and I was laughing at a lot of the things he said and facial expressions he made, I agree 100% with the "he just played Michael Jackson" comments, I just don't think it turned out as badly as others say. The grandad was pretty good too, as was Charlie. 6/10. I like Burton, apart from Ed Wood(one of my favourite movies) I wouldn't say any of his movies are fantastic, but they're still mostly pretty enjoyable experiences.
  5. R.E.M-Let Me In, about Kurt Cobain
  6. Would that really be such a bad thing?
  7. Don't know if this has been asked (I haven't read the whole thread yet), but where did you get the JTHM posters, I want!
  8. It is pretty unrealisic to expect that it could have possibly made it into that list since practically nobody here has seen in. But Laputa really is miles and miles better than the vast majority of things on the list(including Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke).
  9. I'm not really a huge fan of SG1, although I've seen a lot of episodes it just never grabbed me that much(that Groundhog Day episode was great though ) Anyway, personally I think Atlantis is fantastic. The music's great, the special effects are cool and like SG1 it doesn't take itself too seriously, although unlike SG1 I actually find Atlantis pretty funny. I also think the characters are great,mainly Shepperd and McKay. Also the last episode is one of the best season enders I've seen and has me absolutely dieing to see more.. Also, Comrade, are you serious? It's just a show, it's supposed to be entertaining,exciting and a bit funny, and it is all of these things. Not every show has to be 100% politically correct(thank god). Anyway there are plenty of black people in Stargate, just because there's only 1 on the main team, there are only 4 people on it, you're not seriously suggesting that the team should have 2 Black people and 2 white people just for the hell of it are you? Also 2 of the main Characters in Atlantis are black people from Earth. Also your Nazi analogy is bullshit..
  10. Edward Scissorhands Laputa Once Upon a Time in the West The Shawshank Redemption Vertigo American Graffiti
  11. That episode was terrible. Really disappointing after the last few (which I thought were great). Hope the next one is better.
  12. Probably quite predictable, but a few R.E.M songs. Strange Currencies So. Central Rain- I have a live acoustic version of this where he sings it slower than usual, makes it a much more emotional song IMO. So Fast, So Numb- This song makes me want to go out there and achieve something. I'm not sure what exactly though Other than that the only songs that really evoke any emotions from me are movie songs, and thats really because they remind me of the movies. Edward Scissorhands and The Shawshank Redemption are two the spring to mind. You Get What You Give by The New Radicles makes me happy
  13. Well done sir, that's a great movie.
  14. Ignoreland's a fantastic song. Although oddly enough when I first got Automatic For the People I didn't like it at all and used to skip it. Then one day I just realised how great it was, and now it's one of my favourite songs on the album Also since this is the A Month Too Late, thread, I'd like to add that despite my first impressions of Around the Sun being that it was utter shit, I've come to quite like several of the songs from it. It's hardly a classic REM album, but it's nowhere near as bad as I initially thought. Hmm, I'm starting to see a trend here...
  15. Yeah I agree, I thought it was pretty good. You're right it isn't exactly scary but the camerawork is excellent and gives the movie a pretty creepy atmosphere. I didn't like the Click For Spoiler Constant bickering of all the characters, it just seemed a bit out of place to me really and seemed like it was just in there to fill up a pretty empty plot.. It just seemed to make it a bit like a Brookeside horror spin off or something, I just didn't find it believeable at all. though.
  16. It isn't even remotely scary though....
  17. I haven't actually seen it. But a few (male) friends have told me that it's fairly decent. Like Big but not as good apparently.
  18. Dark water was a bit crap imo. Just really not scary or tense at all (ooh it's water, watch out)and ummm then there was "that bit", which i won't go into for now. But man that bit sucked and took the movie down at least 3 stars(out of 10) in my opinion. I give it a 4 I have audition and Kairo here waiting to be watched, I might watch one of them tonight actually. I'm leaning more towards The Eye at the moment(mainly because the cover of kairo looks shit) Edit: I also have Audition but have been putting off watching it because it looked more like a weird or visually disturbing kind of movie than one thats actually scary.
  19. I've never watched pheonix nights and I didn't see last weeks episode of this, but that was fantastic That a-team bit at the end was class. I'll be making sure I watch this in future.
  20. partious

    Anime

    Ok, I'm going to go watch a few episodes of this right now. You've got me quite excited actually, I hope it's as good as you say it is.
  21. partious

    Anime

    A really weird yet oddly very entertaining Japanese anime series, the plot of which is possbily the hardest thing I can think of to describe. It only has 6 episodes. The music is pretty good and the animation is good. I wouldn't recommend it if you like to be aware of what's going on in the shows you watch though
  22. Empire is ok, their features are good but the reviews aren't great. Also their reader voted "top 100" lists are always terrible. Personally I prefer Total Film, their features are pretty good, and their reviews are much better than Empire's. Sight and Sound on the other hand is the most boring magazine I've ever read in my life. I don't really buy film magazines anymore though. I get most of my reviews from Ebert's site(I've agreed with his reviews of most films I've seen). This is quite possibly very sad, but I don't actually read Eberts review of the movie until after I've seen it. I find he tends to give away a lot of the plot in his reviews so I like to read it after I've seen the movie to see what his thoughts on the movie were. With regards to knowing which movies are supposed to be good when choosing which one to watch I usually just listen to recommendations from people I know and people on message boards..
  23. Ha yeah , don't know how I forgot that. I cried at the end of Ikiru alright, really great movie, probably my favourite kurosawa. Also I can't understand why someone would cry at the end of Battle Royale at all. Oh well I think that's one movie I can safely say I didn't "get". Also I cried at the end of Braveheart. I'm sure there will be someone here who has a problem with that one Oh yeah and the end of Terminator 2 , with the thumb and all, heh
  24. Yeah, just don't watch that Ring 0 video and that comment will remain intact
  25. If you think it's stupid and boring then don't watch the rest, you'll think thats stupid and boring too. Also you'll likely think the ending is stupid too. In conclusion, you will not like this movie, go watch one that is more to your tastes instead I'm sure there are lots out there.
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