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Initial post: 28 Aug 2012 08:08:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Aug 2012 08:59:44 BDT
Dragonlord says:
The Ugly Truth [DVD] [2010], will tickle your funny bone!!! lol

If you enjoyed any of these 1980's action star films then you will find Expendables 2 a real joy ride of excitement.

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 09:51:11 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Legally Blonde [DVD] [2001] - this will appeal to all men's errm ....inner chick

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 09:53:58 BDT
Brass Neck says:
'inner chick' - that a 'new man' kinda phrase then Nuge?

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 09:57:49 BDT
nocheese says:
I saw 'Shadow Dancer' yesterday, and was very impressed. It's set in 1993 in Belfast, so obviously not a bundle of laughs. It's just out this week, so you'll have to leave the comfort of your armchair to see it, unlesss youre into illegal downloads.

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 10:10:56 BDT
Val H. says:
Okay, its cheesy and owes a lot to "The Commitments", but "The Sapphires" is based on a true story and it's one of those feel good movies we all like/need now and again. And the four women are great.

On a more serious note, I spent over two hours glued to the telly on Friday night watching Burt Lancaster and Paul Scofield in John Frankenheimer's The Train [DVD] [1964]. Brilliant stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 10:11:27 BDT
Post Soviet says:
Expendables 1 bored me to death, regardless I'm fan of 80s trash like Rambo and Comandos. So really in doubt if I find E2 'real joy ride of excitement'.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 10:39:20 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Kinda BN. Y'see I figure that many men make a big song and dance about how macho they are in their film know big dumb actioners, slasher flicks etc when in fact if the missus is out they'll have a marathon back to back session of Dirty Dancing, Sex n The City, Pretty Woman etc. I'm the only male in my household so unless I join in with mrs D and the Dirtettes when they're watching such stuff I'd be out on a limb. Fortunately for me the missus also enjoys Die Hard, Transporter, Total Recall etc

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 11:05:42 BDT
Not a film buff really...last time I went to the cinema , the film on was "Gorillas In The Mist" , I lie , it was "Galaxy Quest". Must have a Sigourney Weaver fixation.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 12:22:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2012 12:31:02 BDT
Gordon D says:
I can't tolerate action movies, anything involving detectives, anything featuring extreme violence or anything that Hollywood would describe as "comedy" (e.g. obnoxious berks like Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller or Will Ferrer girning and mugging, or the horrible genre of "romantic" [retch] comedy). Consequently, there are very few films made in English that I can watch. I really don't understand why films involving believable characters behaving like normal human beings can usually only be made in other languages.

A couple of good ones I've watched recently:
Mostly Martha
Love Like Poison

And, amazingly, one in English, albeit very much a fantasy:
Midnight in Paris

And a couple of short ones, also in English:
Before Sunrise / Before Sunset (2 Disc Box Set)

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 14:34:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2012 14:34:57 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Admittedly I dont find much worth seeing at the cinema, usually going once a year on average. Agree with you re what passes for US comedy movies, ultra violence, general romcoms and run of the mill actioners. Hollywood largely sucks for sure but IMO British cinema is pretty underwhelming. Cant stomach Brit kitchen sink dramas of any period and dramatisations of overrated literary dullards like Jane Austen, Brontes, Thomas Hardy, EM Forster etc. Would rather read 50 Shades of Grey. Then again I dont see foreign lingo films as being any better whether snail's pace Frog efforts or Jap horror. I make an exception for Kurosawa and some Zhang Zhimou.
Give me some classic film noir or 60s-70s spag westerns anyday.

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 17:14:21 BDT
Hillsman says:
Hi folks. Is there any particular focus for this thread? Any old recommendation?! Something old? something new? Or perhaps something musical?! There's decades of movies to choose from.

I wouldn't say I watch any old thing - I avoid most dramas, tragedies, rom-coms, teen movies and anything smutty or ultra-violent. And I pretty much avoid horror / slasher films altogether. Not majorly into British cinema (unless we're talking Trainspotting) or foreign language films either (unless its something fun like Amelie or, more typically, martial arts oriented e.g. IP Man)

I guess its all very well saying, I recommend 'The Matrix' or 'Avengers Assemble', but I guess it makes more sense to highlight movies that the majority may not have heard of. I happened to catch Perfume - The Story of a Murderer [Blu-ray][Import][Region B][2006] on TV the other night. Was a little gross to begin with and I almost turned it off a few times. In the end, it turned out to be excellent. Something a bit different and original. And not only did it look great, the music was fantastic.

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 17:29:18 BDT
telly addict says:
Hillsman, have read the book, Perfume - The Story of A Murderer, very interesting, been meaning to catch the fllm, will definitely seek it out now after your review

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 17:32:41 BDT
telly addict says:
I just watched A Guide to Recognising Your Saints

Brilliant, very unusual and great acting. Also good soundtrack.

A Guide to Recognising Your Sa [DVD]

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 18:06:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2012 18:09:10 BDT
TheFoe says:
Come and See [DVD] One of the most realistic WW2 films I've ever seen, can't recommend this enough, Russian with subtitles.

Les Diaboliques [1954] [DVD] Creepy murder mysterious French film

Threads [DVD] [1984] WW3 film set I think in Sheffield. Watched this when I was a kid and it scared the brown stuff out of me. Everybody should watch this film once in their life.

The Swimmer [DVD] [1968] [2003] Starring Burt Lancaster.

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 19:41:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2012 19:44:51 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Some of my all-time fave flicks, in no particular order...

Carlito's Way
Any Given Sunday
Saving Private Ryan
Alien Quadrilogy
The Thing
The Dollars Trilogy
High Plains Drifter
Where Eagles Dare
Black Hawk Down
American Werewolf In London
Pitch Black
Fight Club
Rocky 3 & 4
The Matrix
Miller's Crossing
28 Days Later
True Romance
Jackie Brown
Pulp Fiction
Dog Soldiers
Usual Suspects
District 9
Kick @ss
Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
Mad Max 2
Chronicles Of Riddick
Star Wars - all (yes, even the inferior prequels!)

Pretty sure I missed a few, but that'll do for now.

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 21:07:01 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 21:10:12 BDT
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2old4925 says:
'Pretty sure I've missed a few' Blasto....bit of an understatement imho! Where have all the Hitchcock & Besson gone???

What about 'Taking of Pelham 123' (both versions), French Connection(s) & Day of the Jackal?

Go see: Bourne Legacy, TED & Killer Joe.
Film of the year (so far): Prometheus

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 22:09:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2012 22:15:31 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Cheers M - I'll give it a go at the weekend.

I'm looking forward to 'Lawless' - in a cinema near you from 7 September.

It's meant to have a 'killer' soundtrack too.

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 22:24:35 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
If you're looking for action combined with Scandinavian dark humour and a smart script, you could do worse than rent Jo Nesbo's Headhunters [DVD]. Do people still rent DVDs?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 22:25:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2012 22:26:39 BDT
nocheese says:
Looks like a winner JB; I'm also intrigued by this one, opening this weekend:

The Berberian Sound Studio

Edit: yes, I still rent DVDs, from Lovefilm; much prefer it to downloading.

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 22:30:30 BDT
telly addict says:
I posted my 20 favourite films of all time (difficult task) on the action forum the other day, mind you like music, the list changes frequently

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 22:34:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2012 22:36:04 BDT
nocheese says:
So did I telly addict. But really it was just today's favourite 20 films of all time, the first 20 I thought of.

PS - it was the comedy forum.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 22:36:33 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
As you say M, intriguing - you go first ;-)

Did you see 'Searching For Sugar Man'? A real feel good movie. I was convinced it was a spoof (the songs sound like a parody of Dylan or perhaps Donovan) until I carried out some research on Sixto Rodriguez.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 22:40:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2012 22:40:32 BDT
Sj Brooke says:
BTW, nc.. What do you reckon on I'm Not There [DVD]

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 22:42:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2012 22:44:51 BDT
nocheese says:
Hi JB - I wanted to see it, but managed to miss it, and now it's disappeared. I guess from what you say that they found him alive and well?

Sj - off the wall and mysterious, just like the man himself; loved it, especially Cate Blanchett.
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