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Films you just don't 'get'

Old Aug 9th 2012, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
What a bloody boring film. In fact, an international law should be passed that no film should last more than one hour and 45 minutes, with additional tax breaks and incentives made available if the film is over in one hour and 30 minutes.

I can't stand long films.
No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Armaggeddon: 2:31
Shawshank: 2:22
Fight Club: 2:19
Casino: 2:58
Goodfellas: 2:26
Apocalypse Now: 2:33
Inglorous Basterds: 2:33
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Blade Runner: 1:57
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Old Aug 9th 2012, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Armaggeddon: 2:31
Shawshank: 2:22
Fight Club: 2:19
Casino: 2:58
Goodfellas: 2:26
Apocalypse Now: 2:33
Inglorous Basterds: 2:33
Heat: 2:50
Blade Runner: 1:57
Superb list - all would be in my all-time Top 50........ Shawshank would be in my all-time Top 3.
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Old Aug 9th 2012, 12:50 pm
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The Day of the Jackal
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Old Aug 9th 2012, 8:58 pm
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so are we now talking films we don't get or has it moved on to films we like?

don't get/can't stand:

the godfather - lots of people love it. i just think it is boring and crap.
titanic - utter shite
evita - i was forced to go watch this in the cinema. left after 10 minutes...
bill & ted blah blah - just thinking about the stupidity gives me a headache
sex in the city - where is the gun?
harry potter - can't get into it..can't read the books either..
butterfly effect - i tried twice to watch this, but no chance..

i mostly agree with the lists being put forward for good films but one film i love and most people seem to hate is Full Metal Jacket. Another one I like which has a bad reputation is Se7en....

the film that has surprised me the most this year as i thought it would be shit, but it was pretty good is Hunger Games..
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Old Aug 9th 2012, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by norsk View Post
the film that has surprised me the most this year as i thought it would be shit, but it was pretty good is Hunger Games..
Nope, it was shit! I kept expecting sparkly vampires to pop out from behind the trees and threaten to give her eternal life.
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The Green Mile. Ruined with the ability to breathe in diseases and breathe out locust things. Ruined that film. Don't get why.

Fear and loathing. Started watching it several times (even when drunk). It's mind numbingly shit. I don't get the appeal of it at all
Both are better in their original format. Book vs film will win 99% of the time...

Best adaptation of Fear And Loathing is the audio version with Harry Dean Stanton. Please download (legally if you will) - it's brilliant... (no one will. shame.)
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Old Aug 9th 2012, 11:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Beakersful View Post
Nope, it was shit! I kept expecting sparkly vampires to pop out from behind the trees and threaten to give her eternal life.
I wish 10% of the people that watched Hunger Games have watched Battle Royale.... and then work out which was better. Weapons can be supplied.
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 12:10 am
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The Day of the Jackal
Meant to put this in the thread of movies to watch.
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 3:14 am
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Originally Posted by Beakersful View Post
Nope, it was shit! I kept expecting sparkly vampires to pop out from behind the trees and threaten to give her eternal life.
But they didn't did they?

I loved it - helped by a whole cinema audience cheering her on............
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 8:09 am
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I wish 10% of the people that watched Hunger Games have watched Battle Royale.... and then work out which was better. Weapons can be supplied.
I've got both Brother and Battle Royale on DVD. Although I enjoyed Hunger Games, it's not something I'd watch again (unlike Battle Royale).
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by Beakersful View Post
Nope, it was shit! I kept expecting sparkly vampires to pop out from behind the trees and threaten to give her eternal life.
That's the exact same reason I thought it would be shit up front, but was pleasantly surprised that no such thing happened. Vampires are so..last year!
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
I wish 10% of the people that watched Hunger Games have watched Battle Royale.... and then work out which was better. Weapons can be supplied.
I haven't but I will look for it now and report back..
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 9:46 am
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Cloverfield .... does anyone know wtf that was about? To be fair I dropped off after 20 mins. so please keep your responses short or I'll zzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 8:32 pm
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adding Mad max onto my list- couldnt even fall asleep during it!

oh and Highlander- I think that is a film for boys only!
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Beaches. A film about women crying, for women who like to cry. A lot.

See also Steel Magnolias....

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