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Recommend Me A Dvd Or Seven

#1 User is offline   Sticky 

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:49 AM

We've been given, the wife and I, a Tesco DVD rental gift thing - two DVDs a month (which I may up to four or five), for a year. Thing is, I've seen pretty much every film I ever wanted to see, I think - with maybe an odd exception. New films come out that interest me, and I tend to buy them - the wife is trying to stop me from doing this now.

But I probably missed loads of good ones that went under my radar - especially when I was off the internet.



Any genre, any era, I don't care whether it was received well critically or otherwise. If you liked it, tell me about it, so I can watch it too.

edit: try and think of more obscure ones or ones that aren't obvious - don't say Avatar, for example, or Pirates of the Carribean. :broo:

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:27 AM

Well recently I watched and enjoyed:

Source Code
Boiler Room
Taken
Moon

All fairly recent, except for Boiler Room.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:39 AM

one I happened on by chance and enjoyed was 'law abiding citizen' But then again lots of films don't get much press here as its not that big a place, so it might have been quite big elsewhere ;)

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:43 AM

Inception?
Burn after reading
A prophet (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235166/)
Control

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:00 PM

Oh yeh Inception is quite good. Also seen The Adjustment Bureau which is supposed to be "a bit like" Inception. It's not though, it's not nearly as good.

Also saw Limitless at the cinema. Was alright...kind of film which is okay to watch if there's nowt else on the telly.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:01 PM

Old Boy (if you like these, watch Sympathy for Mr Vengeance and Lady Vengeance)
RED
District 9
Harry Brown
The Blind Side
Hurt Locker
Moon

Worth getting 'The Walking Dead' Series one, if it includes box sets!

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:12 PM

Good choices mr frost - I own all but The Blind Side, which I will now add to Tesco dvd rental. :coolface:

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:14 PM

View PostDrWu, on 31 August 2011 - 11:43 AM, said:

Control



lolcakes :coolface:

I did add A prophet though, have seen or own the others. Prophet looks like my kind of film.

Robster seen Inception, and Limitless and Source Code are on my list already (wife put those on - she also put Hall Pass on, and she watched and enjoyed it - I think I may want a divorce).

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:16 PM

Burn after reading was funny.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:42 PM

The fighter - not what I'd usually consider my kind of film, but was very well done

Battle: LA - cheese, but some good action and pretty

Paul

True grit - Coen brothers take on a western

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:49 PM

True Grit is great, as is Burn After Reading. Paul is rubbish (sorry), but Battle LA ia on my list now, and I've seen the Fighter already. Awesomes.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:53 PM

I'll second True Grit
Wit - if they have it. Difficult to watch but very moving.
The Illusionist - Not the Hugh Jackman film This one

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:05 PM

Inception is shit. I mean this relatively. It's not shit like Avatar, but considering its director, the reception it got and the promise of the original idea, it's shit.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:31 PM

View PostDev, on 31 August 2011 - 12:53 PM, said:

I'll second True Grit
Wit - if they have it. Difficult to watch but very moving.
The Illusionist - Not the Hugh Jackman film This one



Illusionist added, Wit added when it comes to Tesco next month (might not be my thing but I'll try anything once).

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:53 PM

True Grit was alright but I was still a bit dissapointed with it. Looked awesome in the trailers but thought the actual film was pretty mediocre.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:55 PM

I thought it was class. I've yet to see a Coen film I don't love.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:18 PM

I dunno I guess I was expecting some Clint Eastwood-esque type of story telling but it didn't seem to be on the same sort of level. It was alright, just not....great.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:29 PM

Have to agree, Law abiding citizen is great.
Did you miss Band of Brothers ? Highly doubt it.. but if so.. gogogo

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:28 PM

Some older ones that I liked:

Wall-E
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Donny Darko
Adaptation
Being John Malkovich
Lost in Translation

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:45 PM

View PostSticky, on 31 August 2011 - 01:55 PM, said:

I thought it was class. I've yet to see a Coen film I don't love.


The Hudsucker Proxy is my fave!

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