- 21-06-2011, 00:43 #2901
just watched age of heroes. its brilliant film but to me it seems that couldnt be arsed to finish it so they just put the credits there instead.
- 21-06-2011, 01:41 #2902char wallahGuest
Just watched Zatoichi again.
Cult legend Takeshi Kitano plays the title role teaching peasants to how to stand up to villains.
Bides his time for a bit then kicks some ass fine style.
Visually stunning, beautifully shot etc. as with similar classic Jap allegories.
Moral of the story - never play mah jong against a blind masseuse.
- 21-06-2011, 03:48 #2903
beat kitano does some whacky stuff I like his yakuza filmswhat the world needs is an enema, make that two - just to give it a sense of purpose.
US electoral democracy is just a structured system of legalised bribery.
a senior Chinese officer has said, “all the great nations in the world own aircraft carriers – they are symbols of a great nation”. That’s why China has just commissioned its first. By the same token, to opt for a “carrier gap” of some years is to abandon your responsibilities.
- 21-06-2011, 22:20 #2904
Just seen "Senna". Story of Ayrton Senna, F1 racing driver. As a documentary about the life of this much feted Brazilian superstar the story beautifully depicts his start in karting and moves swiftly on to his rise and accolades in the F1 arena. Bernie Ecclestone's archive of film was worth seeing alone as it featured the sport in the 1980's and 1990's. I was never a big AS fan but felt curious enough to want to review his undoubted talent and acrimonious relationship he had with Alain Prost, his one-time team mate at Mclaren.
If you're a F1 fan it's a must-see. Even if you're not it's a great documentary, which is a rarity at the cinema.There is a God and he looked down on the Earth and said "Let there be Liberal Democrats in the Government" and it came to pass that the disciple Dave brought Nick back from the wilderness and there was much partying.
- 21-06-2011, 22:37 #2905
Summer grasses - all that is left of the dreams of soldiers
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- 21-06-2011, 22:54 #2906There is a God and he looked down on the Earth and said "Let there be Liberal Democrats in the Government" and it came to pass that the disciple Dave brought Nick back from the wilderness and there was much partying.
- 22-06-2011, 16:48 #2907
- 22-06-2011, 18:34 #2908
X Men: First Class.
Best. X Men movie. Ever! The cutting-edge effects are par for the course. What takes the film to a higher level is the performances; Kevin Bacon gives good evil; when it comes to villains, it's hard to beat a Nazi. With superpowers. McAvoy is excellent as Professor Xavier, but Fassbender is the break-out star as Magneto. Some of his scenes resemble one of the "darker" Bond movies, especially when he's hunting down, torturing and killing escaped Nazi war criminals.
Magneto pins an ex-Nazi's hand to a table with his own SS dagger. While the Nazi screams in agony, Magneto reads the inscription on the blade...
Magneto, "Blood and Honour...which do you want to shed first?"
Nazi, "I was only obeying orders!"
Magneto, "Blood it is."
The tension between Xavier, who believes that Mutants and Humans can peacefully co-exist, and Magneto who believes war between the two species is inescapable, is very well played.
Xavier, "Listen to me very carefully, my friend; killing will not bring you peace."
Magneto, "Peace was never an option."
Plenty of action, good performances from all involved and a couple of Hotties wearing not very much at all. What's not to love?Democracy is not for the people.
- 22-06-2011, 19:17 #2909
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The last film I watched was( paint your wagon) in the 70s.not much of a film buff I lose interest after about 15 mins.lifes a bitch and then you marry one
- 22-06-2011, 19:27 #2910
The ending really caught me out.
Seriously though, it gave a whole new insight into the wheelings and dealings of the day, the petty and not so petty politics which led to the untimely death of brave, young men. Even close to the beginning it was quite shocking to see poor Martin Donnelly's broken and twisted body in the middle of the track.
The film certainly won't win any Oscars, but the way the actual footage is put together works very well with the international commentary, not just from the UK."Alright, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time."
"We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation." - Lily Tomlin