July Films

Aug. 8th, 2009 05:43 pm
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4 this month )

June Films

Jul. 3rd, 2009 07:10 pm
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Cut for those who don't like LOTR )
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April Films

May. 1st, 2009 08:45 pm
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More than last month )

March Films

Apr. 3rd, 2009 01:09 pm
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Just 2 this month

Watchmen

I loved this. Even though it was long, and somewhat slow in places, it was worth it. I hadn't read the book before I saw it (and still haven't, even though I have now bought it) - I liked the twist on the traditional superheroes, and the general darkness of this world. It still managed to be funny in places too. I thought the credits sequence with the stop-motion/slow moving photography is one of the best things I have ever seen. I was also very impressed with the soundtrack. Very shallowly, I want those boots, and the hair of either Silk Spectre ;)

Seabiscuit

I don't think I was in the right frame of mind to be watching this, as I suspect I would find it a perfectly fine film on another watching. As it was, I just couldn't get into this. There seemed to be a long time with no horses at all, and I never did get the connection between the opening bit and the racing. Ah well.

As an aside, having seen the trailers, I am very much looking forward to the new Star Trek and Wolverine films, and to Coraline.

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4 this month, not bad )






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Just 2 this month, so no real need for a cut

Mary Poppins

Caught this on tv, and I had forgotten how good it was (in places). In particular the way the sets look like a misty drawing of London at times, which I found really effective. The familiarity of the plot and the songs never goes away (I could still recite it almost word for word), nor does the cringe-worthiness of Dick Van Dyke's accent ;)

The Mummy Returns

Finally got round to seeing this courtesy of Film Flex. Really enjoyed it. Just the right level of silliness - but with a plot that works. Filled in a few holes in the plots though, as I had seen the rest. The bus scene in particular was hilarious ;)

July Films

Aug. 2nd, 2008 01:45 pm
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Just one this month:

Batman: The Dark Knight

Very good, very dark. Heath Ledger's performance had not been overstated just because of his death, he was an outstanding Joker - he is going to be a very hard act to follow. Gary Oldman was an excellent Gordon, very understated. I like Bale's Wayne, better than his Batman, but the 'get-up' doesn't leave much room for acting ;)

June Films

Jun. 30th, 2008 09:00 pm
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May Films

Jun. 1st, 2008 10:07 am
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March films

May. 1st, 2008 09:08 pm
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Just two this month, so no real need to cut it.

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

I watched this on TV one sunday afternoon, most likely in a fit of enthusiasm after reading Russka (and also my interest in the descendents of Queen Victoria). Oh dear. I wish I hadn't. I almost gave up on it. The costumes were pretty, and that was really the saving grace of it all

The Green Mile (1999)

Watched this on DVD one evening on holiday. I hadn't seen it before and wasn't really sure what it was about (the box, being in Spanish, was no help). I was totally absorbed in it (and not my usual fidgetty self), the acting, the characters, everything was just fantastic. Now I must get the book. It also prompted some interesting discussions about the death penalty, and a reminded me I should watch Murder in the First again soon.

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