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« Reply #75 on: Jan 2nd, 2013, 2:13pm »

on Dec 30th, 2012, 07:21am, Dust wrote:
[The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey]

It's a shame that a film so beautiful-looking and technically brilliant can be so soulless and emotionally sterile. It was fun to watch, but they could have lopped-off the heads of any of the heroes, and I wouldn't have cared. sad


Not even Bilbo? I thought Martin Freeman did a brilliant job and was extremely likeable. I also thought they did a good job with the camaraderie of the dwarves.

The ridiculous "peril" sequences were unfortunate, though. Such a lot of dangling off of things rolleyes undecided It didn't really add excitement, only spectacle. You never got the feeling they were actually going to get hurt.

I know you've said you didn't particularly like the LOTR films, but I wonder if you felt a lack of emotional communication with those, too? I have to say that the Return of the King is just about the only film that makes me cry while watching.

I really enjoyed this Hobbit film, despite those peril sequences. Loved Bilbo and all of the dwarves, though it looks like we're going to have to wait till film 2 for the story to really get going. I plan on seeing this one again, in 3D at 48 fps, to see what difference the frame rate makes, and because I simply need to see this film again, as the Tolkien world is one of my greatest loves.
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« Reply #76 on: Jan 2nd, 2013, 2:16pm »

on Jan 2nd, 2013, 1:50pm, Lily wrote:
I watched BLACK SWAN on HBO last night, ew...... lipsrsealed


I'd heard it was a dark movie. It didn't freak me out like Dragon tattoo did, but it did make me feel weird.

I can see why Natalie Portman won the oscar though, man she must have worked hard for that role!


I got Black Swan, Dragon Tattoo and The Lady in Black on Blu Ray for Christmas - have seen Dragon Tattoo at the pictures (brilliant film) but not seen the other two yet......will watch them over the next couple of weeks or so I expect. I'm getting prepared to be scared with The Lady in Black! shocked cheesy
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« Reply #77 on: Jan 2nd, 2013, 3:41pm »

quadrophenia !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #78 on: Jan 2nd, 2013, 4:18pm »

on Jan 2nd, 2013, 10:56am, foxfeeder wrote:
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« Reply #79 on: Jan 2nd, 2013, 6:33pm »

on Jan 2nd, 2013, 2:16pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
I got Black Swan, Dragon Tattoo and The Lady in Black on Blu Ray for Christmas - have seen Dragon Tattoo at the pictures (brilliant film) but not seen the other two yet......will watch them over the next couple of weeks or so I expect. I'm getting prepared to be scared with The Lady in Black! shocked cheesy


It's definitely a good movie Choccy! Dragon Tattoo I thought was beautifully shot but I wasn't crazy about the story, too violent for me.

Not familiar with Lady in Black.
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« Reply #80 on: Jan 2nd, 2013, 8:59pm »

Lady in Black... is that the one with Harry Potter?
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« Reply #81 on: Jan 3rd, 2013, 02:34am »

on Jan 2nd, 2013, 8:59pm, Dust wrote:
Lady in Black... is that the one with Harry Potter?


Oh yes, I do believe it is.

That movie got good reviews, I only saw the first 3 Harry Potter films, so I'm assuming Daniel's acting is much improved! lipsrsealed
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« Reply #82 on: Jan 3rd, 2013, 03:28am »

Re:Melancholia. I think they should have used Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop's version of 'Well Did You Evah' on the soundtrack (as in 'Have you heard, it's in the stars, next July we collide with Mars...')!

My mum wants to see Life Of Pi although I think the boy and the tiger in the boat should be in the 'This Is Mine' round of Would I Lie To You!

I've also seen a trail for Les Miserables - my sister adores Hugh Jackman. The special on the making of the film was on TV a couple of nights ago and when Anne Hathaway spoke of having her hair cut for real as Fantine, I thought - Rob Brydon should have been collecting the discarded tresses up for some decent follicle assistance (as shown in Annually Retentive)!
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« Reply #83 on: Jan 3rd, 2013, 07:21am »

on Jan 2nd, 2013, 3:41pm, adap wrote:
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I bought the dvd before Christmas and I'm going to watch it tonight cool
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« Reply #84 on: Jan 3rd, 2013, 09:00am »

on Jan 3rd, 2013, 07:21am, supernatural wrote:
I bought the dvd before Christmas and I'm going to watch it tonight cool


Just saw an hour documentary on 'The making of' (The Album) ......love it.
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« Reply #85 on: Jan 3rd, 2013, 09:27am »

on Jan 2nd, 2013, 8:59pm, Dust wrote:
Lady in Black... is that the one with Harry Potter?


As in Daniel Radcliffe - yes! I suspect I shall be watching it on my own - Matt saw it at the cinema and said it was the scariest film he's ever seen! And Greg just doesn't do anything remotely scary!! laugh rolleyes
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« Reply #86 on: Jan 3rd, 2013, 10:20am »

on Jan 2nd, 2013, 2:13pm, Merryman72 wrote:
I know you've said you didn't particularly like the LOTR films, but I wonder if you felt a lack of emotional communication with those, too?

I like the LOTR films, but not as much as many of the "fanboys" I know. smiley

I'm bored with characters who are humourless, ultra-moral, virtuous hero-types. The dwarf king in The Hobbit doesn't interest me. He's no...fun. Similarly, Aragon and Frodo are just too blandly heroic for me. (Morpheus from The Matrix films is a perfect example. For God's sake... smile just once!) On the other hand, Legolas and Gimli and Hobbits #3 and 4 seem to be enjoying themselves from time to time.

Maybe I'm not explaining myself very well. Perhaps if I said my favorite "heroes" include James Bond, James T. Kirk, and Indiana Jones. Sure, go save the world/galaxy, but have a good time while you're doing it. Frodo... I just wanna kick him in the head. smiley
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« Reply #87 on: Jan 3rd, 2013, 3:31pm »

on Jan 3rd, 2013, 10:20am, Dust wrote:
I like the LOTR films, but not as much as many of the "fanboys" I know. smiley

I'm bored with characters who are humourless, ultra-moral, virtuous hero-types. The dwarf king in The Hobbit doesn't interest me. He's no...fun. Similarly, Aragon and Frodo are just too blandly heroic for me. (Morpheus from The Matrix films is a perfect example. For God's sake... smile just once!) On the other hand, Legolas and Gimli and Hobbits #3 and 4 seem to be enjoying themselves from time to time.

Maybe I'm not explaining myself very well. Perhaps if I said my favorite "heroes" include James Bond, James T. Kirk, and Indiana Jones. Sure, go save the world/galaxy, but have a good time while you're doing it. Frodo... I just wanna kick him in the head. smiley



Ah, ok smiley I'll admit that Frodo is a bit bland! In fact, he's probably the only one of the main characters who is more bland on film than he is in the book grin (And if you think film-Aragorn is bland, you should take a look at book-Aragorn... rolleyes wink) Frodo does at least smile from time to time! Honest wink

I don't think Thorin in the Hobbit is really supposed to be a hero (other than in the sense that he's an old war-hero - but so are Balin and Dwalin). He's a grouchy dwarf prince who, though Balin claims he's a great leader, has only managed to get the support of 12 others on his quest. I think we're supposed to be slow to warm to him wink The rest of the dwarves are great fun!

PS - you say you don't like "humourless, ultra-moral, virtuous hero-types" - I don't know if you had Thorin in mind when you wrote that, but while Thorin may seem humourless, he is neither ultra-moral nor virtuous!
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« Reply #88 on: Jan 3rd, 2013, 3:38pm »

on Jan 3rd, 2013, 07:21am, supernatural wrote:
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« Reply #89 on: Jan 3rd, 2013, 6:11pm »

on Jan 2nd, 2013, 2:16pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
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