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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 08:39:58 BDT
Dragonlord says:
Hi Johnny Bee, Killer Joe looks pretty good and different to the type of film that Matthew McConaughey normally stars in.

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 08:53:29 BDT
Dragonlord says:
Here are some newish Westerns which I enjoyed and for those that enjoy this type of film.

Seraphim Falls [DVD]

Appaloosa [DVD]

Open Range [DVD] [2004]

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 09:14:57 BDT
Val H. says:
Thanks DL. I'll have to check out "Seraphim Falls" cos I love (and own) "Appaloosa" and "Open Range".

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 09:27:14 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
On the subject of westerns here's an unusual take on the theme which is pretty fine...
Quigley Down Under [DVD] [1991]. Cant go too far wrong with the best bad guy actor out there..Alan Rickman plus Tom Selleck ditching his Magnum persona when this was made.
Another fine example is Jeremiah Johnson [DVD] [1972] which swaps desert and scrub for winter in the mountains

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 09:30:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Aug 2012 09:31:53 BDT
Brass Neck says:
Seraphim Falls is a great movie and if you like that 3.10 To Yuma [DVD] is a cowboy cracker and Proposition [DVD] was purdy darn good (for 1p plus postage!).

We joined LoveFilm on a freebie and the best of the bunch so far was;

The Help [DVD] - a tale of segregation in the south and how the black maids of white middle class families were treated (poorly obviously) and how attitudes were beginning to change. Nearly had a tear in me eye at the end, must've brought out the 'inner chick' in me.

Iron Sky [DVD] - brilliant concept (Nazis flee to set up a colony on the Moon at the end of WW2 and now they're coming back) but it didn't quite sustain the interest through to the end.

The rest were all a bit meh/OK;

Shutter Island [DVD] (2010)
X-Men: First Class (DVD + Digital Copy)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes [DVD] [2011]

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 11:10:24 BDT
Post Soviet says:
Yuma - meh! IMO, but Proposition great aussies westrn.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 11:28:48 BDT
Dragonlord says:
Your most welcome Valerie and I hope you enjoy. IMHO it is best out of the three but they are all great westerns.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 11:39:43 BDT
Dragonlord says:
3:10 To Yuma is a pretty good remake and I've not seen Proposition yet. I really enjoyed Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes myself :-)

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 12:39:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Aug 2012 12:41:47 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Here are some I'd recommend to nobody
Vanilla Sky, Mulholland Drive, Moulin Rouge and Gosford Park. Anyone disagree with me in thinking these are classic examples of overrated films that are also pretentious, incomprehensible and pointless or can you think of worse. I've left out Kev Costner gems like Waterworld and The Postman as everyone else think they suck.

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 12:50:59 BDT
Kiss My Face says:
I would recommend this slice of Norwegian sillyness...The humour in it is superb...

TrollHunter [Blu-ray]

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 12:52:49 BDT
Post Soviet says:
Love Mulholland Drive (one of my all time fav) and The Postman find somehow cute! I mean film, not our local mr O'Riley. '0)

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 12:53:55 BDT
Kiss My Face says:
Any film by Tarantino is the biggest pile of pretentious twaddle around..Gosford park was superb..The other 3 give to your girlfriend to watch while you're down the boozer..

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 12:54:11 BDT
Post Soviet says:
I'll second this as watchable and funny. Whole mythology...

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 12:57:14 BDT
Kiss My Face says:
Anybody looking for a lesser known type of film..Try this...Surprisingly good..

Devil [Blu-ray]

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 13:03:26 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Funny how opinions can be so sharply divided. To me MD is just a string of inexplicable, unrelated and unresolved sub-plots. What's it all about?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 13:46:46 BDT
nocheese says:
Google it, and you'll find hundreds of attempts to explain Mulholland Drive, but I like what Roger Ebert says:

'The movie is hypnotic; we're drawn along as if one thing leads to another but nothing leads anywhere, and that's even before the characters start to fracture and recombine like flesh caught in a kaleidoscope. Mulholland Drive isn't like Memento, where if you watch closely enough you can hope to explain the mystery. There is no explanation. There may not even be a mystery. '

Best just to enjoy the experience, and not try to understand it.

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 14:08:50 BDT
Travel Fan says:
Hi Val :o)

If you like westerns this one is really good. Robert Duvall & Tommy Lee Jones are brilliant together. ;o)

Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove Collection (Remastered) [DVD]

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 14:54:36 BDT
RedJohn says:
Nc - apropos Memento [2000] [DVD]. Zon's own review says it all really - "An absolute stunner of a movie, Memento combines a bold, mind-bending script with compelling action and virtuoso performances." Whilst some say it's difficult to follow, as you point out, it more than repays close attention.

For western fans, although all the usual suspects already mentioned have their merits, my own favourite is The Great Silence [DVD] [1968]. Released in 1968, during the heyday of spaghetti westerns, it is renowned for the bleakest of endings. Kinski is his usual snarling and warped self, more than ably supported by Trintignant, the eponymous anti-hero. Bereft of the streaks of humour found in most examples of the genre, this is a raw and chilling (in more ways than one) masterpiece.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 15:06:16 BDT
Hillsman says:
Hey Nuge. I'm with ya on Vanilla Sky (not to mention Eyes Wide Shut) and Gosford Park was pretty dull. Atonement is another highly rated film that I just didn't enjoy.

For me, MD is an experience film - I did enjoy watching it and talking about it afterwards. Moulin Rouge is a bit of fun - I liked some of the pop song interpretations in there.

Pointless? How about Monsters [Blu-ray]? Completely over-rated nonsense.

And a recommentation of my own - Cypher [DVD] [2003]. Brilliant.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 15:43:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Aug 2012 15:45:23 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Good you agree on two of those Paul. Viz MD I think my Zon 1-star review was in a minority. Guess I just like films with a plot, filled out characters, something happening and some kind of resolution. For me this rules out not just MD but pretty much everything by David Lynch. The only reason I watched Moulin is Nicole Kidman does it for me...big time...oh yessss!!! On the subject of which some that i like which she's been in...
Malice [DVD]
To Die for [DVD] [1995]
The Others (2 Disc Collectors Edition) [DVD] [2001]
Dead Calm [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 15:49:16 BDT
Val H. says:
I've seen "The Proposition" - pretty bleak and grim. There's a bloke on IMDB who said the following about Ray Winstone:

"Cue cockney accent and ...... action:

"I'm Henry the Eighth and I don't wanna be married to you no more Ann Boleyn so I'm gonna lop your head off, you slaaaaaag!"

"I'm Sweeney Todd and I'm gonna slit your throat and put you in a meat and tata pie, you slaaaaaaaaag!"

"I'm Mr. Beaver. Make the kids cuppa tea, Mrs. Beaver. It's brass monkeys out there, you slaaaaaaaaaaaaaag!"

"I'm in the clink, or just got out the clink (stick a pin in his filmography) and if you gimme lip I'm gonna brain ya wiv a snooker ball in a sock, you slaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag!"

"I'm an eastend wide-boy wife batterer and if you don't get me tea on the table in time, you're gonna get a bunch-a-fives, you slaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag."

Which all translates as:

"I'm a renta-tough-nut wiv hidden depths who can cry. Hire me, you s.......l.......aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaags!"

Come on, Ray, when are we going to see you as the definitive Lear? Not any time soon, I'll bet!!! "

Made me laugh anyway, tho I do like him a lot.

I read the book of "The Help" and it didn't inspire me to watch the film but I'll probably give it a go. And I must make an effort to get the remade "3:10 to Yuma". I think Russell Crowe's an excellent actor.

"Shutter Island" was totally immemorable to me.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 15:54:23 BDT
Val H. says:
Nuge - you've got my vote on "Vanilla Sky" and "Moulin Rouge" - both utter garbage in my view. I think Baz Luhrman is totally overrated. I did enjoy "Gosford Park" - I like period films which give real attention to detail, and that one had plenty of detail.

I would add to your list just about anything starring Nicholas Cage - I just don't get him.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 16:00:38 BDT
Val H. says:
Jemma - I don't actually think of myself as a western fan, but when they're done well, they're hard to beat. I LOVE Lonesome Dove and have that very set you recommended. I like those westerns that show the muck and grime of the west.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 16:04:42 BDT
nocheese says:

I can watch 'Memento' over and over, just to marvel at the clever, intricate construction. Lots of films with a straightforward narrative arc are far less rigorous in their logic. I read somewhere that you can get a DVD which has as an extra a version with the scenes in chronological sequence.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 16:10:31 BDT
Val H. says:
I'm not a huge fan of Nicole Kidman as an actress although I do love Cold Mountain [DVD] [2004] - probably because Anthony Minghela (R.I.P.) always did hit the spot with me, it has a fabulous cast and has some of the epic qualities we used to take for granted in films of the 50s and 60s. (Cue another gruff baddie role for Ray Winstone)

She was very good in an early Aussie effort that is now largely unavailable - Flirting [DVD]
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