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Recommend Me A Dvd Or Seven

#41 User is offline   Jackfrost 

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:03 AM

Watch The Deer Hunter, if only for Walken playing roulette.

Oh Jacobs Ladder, another awesome film.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:17 AM

http://www.telegraph...-the-world.html

Can't vouch for most of 'em.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:52 PM

View PostTheRobster, on 06 September 2011 - 10:37 AM, said:

quite a good movie given its age.


Some of the greatest films ever made are decades old. Twelve Angry Men is among my top four or five films usually, as is Rope (most of Hitchcock's output really, but Rope is my favourite).


I've seen, and enjoyed, pretty much every film mentioned so far in this thread, you all have excellent taste. (y)

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:03 PM

View PostTheRobster, on 06 September 2011 - 11:17 AM, said:

http://www.telegraph...-the-world.html

Can't vouch for most of 'em.


This one, which is mentioned near the bottom of that list, is a fantastic film. I'm off to see if I can buy it, right now.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

View PostzoiX, on 06 September 2011 - 02:51 AM, said:

...I was reading through the recommendations here, and sort of laughed at Rob suggesting Schindler's list as a movie that someone needed reminded of. Its THAT famous. But I guess just because its so iconic and famous doesn't mean you've seen it


I recently discovered that one of my good friends has NEVER seen Star Wars. It was touch and go for our friendship for a while there.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:54 PM

Just don't let him watch the most recent ones first... :angry:

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:09 PM

View PostZizy, on 07 September 2011 - 06:36 PM, said:

View PostzoiX, on 06 September 2011 - 02:51 AM, said:

...I was reading through the recommendations here, and sort of laughed at Rob suggesting Schindler's list as a movie that someone needed reminded of. Its THAT famous. But I guess just because its so iconic and famous doesn't mean you've seen it


I recently discovered that one of my good friends has NEVER seen Star Wars. It was touch and go for our friendship for a while there.



http://www.bbc.co.uk...s_4_Ian_Hislop/

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(Worth listening to just to hear Hislop playing GTA IV.)

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:46 AM

Just been looking through older DVDs I have, and there's some you lot might like and maybe haven't seen.

Once. Really good Irish love story, with a really great soundtrack. I like this film a lot.

Dead Man's Shoes. Paddy Considine plays a soldier who returns home to his small Midlans town, and then turns into a psycho. The film's awesome, Paddy Considine is awesome in it, and it's by Shane Meadows and he is also awesome.

A Mighty Heart. You've probably heard of this if not seen it already, Angelina Jolie playing the wife of the journalist Daniel Pearl, who was captured and finally murdered in Pakistan in 2002. Really good, if you haven't seen it you should.

Constant Gardener. Rachel Weisz plays an activist who is brutally murdered in Kenya. Ralph Fiennes plays her husband, who tries to discover who killed her and why. COnspiracy thriller, from a book by Le Carre (which put me right off initially, but actually it's an intelligent, slow-burning thriller).


PIRANHA. Awesome B-movie rubbish.

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After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.


But more importantly for some of you (me), Kelly Brook is in it. Naked. NAKED. :broo:

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:43 PM

Boston Legal (y)

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 11:46 PM

View PostSticky, on 31 August 2011 - 12:14 PM, said:

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.




You should watch it, it's excellent. Very dirty and gritty - flows really well. Really good.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 12:18 AM

View PostSticky, on 10 September 2011 - 10:46 AM, said:

, from a book by Le Carre (which put me right off initially, but actually it's an intelligent, slow-burning thriller).



Funny - I thought most of his stuff was exactly that.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:51 AM

View PostFat Wangkhar, on 11 September 2011 - 12:18 AM, said:

View PostSticky, on 10 September 2011 - 10:46 AM, said:

, from a book by Le Carre (which put me right off initially, but actually it's an intelligent, slow-burning thriller).



Funny - I thought most of his stuff was exactly that.


I tried to read his books a couple of times, and found them so slow-burning that i would fall asleep within minutes. Also I don't think I've seen a Le Carre adaptation that I didn't find tedious, other than The Constant Gardener.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:09 AM

Jeez, the constant gardner book was a pile of shit.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:50 AM

View PostAxey, on 11 September 2011 - 11:09 AM, said:

Jeez, the constant gardner book was a pile of shit.



Aren't all Le Carre books shite? The film was pretty good though.

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shit like Avatar


I thought Avatar was excellent. Really excellent.

Original Avatar idea

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:59 PM

View PostSticky, on 11 September 2011 - 11:50 AM, said:

Aren't all Le Carre books shite? The film was pretty good though.


Nope. A little slow, methodical perhaps. Looks like there's a new film out soon, smileys people or something. Hope they don't 'modernise' it too much.

Have you tried the Tailor of Panama?

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:40 PM

The Guard - ive just finished it and its the funniest film I've watched since In Bruges. Seriously.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 10:00 PM

View PostSticky, on 11 September 2011 - 11:50 AM, said:


I thought Avatar was excellent. Really excellent.



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Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:49 PM

View PostDev, on 11 September 2011 - 09:40 PM, said:

The Guard - ive just finished it and its the funniest film I've watched since In Bruges. Seriously.



Added (well, reserved for when it does eventually get onto Tesco rentals). Love Brendan Gleeson. :coolface:


Wu, I wasn't trolling. I've just watched Avatar again and even without 3D and a big screen, I thought it was quality entertainment. Truth.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:07 PM

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Gemma Arterton in 'Can Actually Act' shock. This is really good. Recommended highly. Eddie Marsan is brilliant in it (as he usually is).

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 04:57 PM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119822/

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