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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 16:16:59 BDT
Hillsman says:
For my sins, I really liked Australia [Blu-ray] [2008] (which I own!) and Cold Mountain [Blu-ray] was decent. Kidman's appearance has changed a lot over the years - but she looks great in The Stepford Wives [DVD] [2004], Bewitched [DVD] [2005] and especially The Golden Compass [Blu-ray]!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 16:20:21 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
A pretty good film I agree. Guy Pearce also did well to shake off his Neighbours tag with LA Confidential (all time top 5 for me) and Priscilla Queen Of The Desert.

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 16:34:38 BDT
Val H. says:
Love Guy Pearce - he was also in The Proposition. And he's not a bad singer either - A Slipping-Down Life [Us Import]. I saw him on stage here in the play "Poor Boy" with music by Tim Finn. He's soon to be seen on telly here in two tele-movies playing the Jack Irish character from Peter Temple's novels. And of course, there's still Lawless to look forward to (released 11 Oct in Oz). can we claim this as an Aussie movie? Aussie director, Nick Cave, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor. Have any of you seen the Aussie film Animal Kingdom [DVD]?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 16:42:43 BDT
RedJohn says:
Nc - I think that my version has the 'memento-mori' feature.Not sure, but I'll check it out and if so, I can send it on to you for "lends" via Lez, if you wish.

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 16:45:47 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
If you want to see Ray Winstone being....well....Ray Winstone with an excellent supporting cast (Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane and Joanne Whalley) in a crime movie set in one room mostly, then this may be the one for you - 44 Inch Chest - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKWOc-bTyeg. It got miixed reviews at the time, but I enjoyed it. John Hurt does a great Albert Steptoe.

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 16:55:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Aug 2012 16:56:10 BDT
2old4925 says:
1p bargains:
I Robot (Collector's Two Disc Edition) [DVD] [2004]
Minority Report --Two Disc Set (DTS) [DVD] [2002]
Collateral - 2 Disc Collectors Edition [DVD]

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 18:52:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Aug 2012 18:53:41 BDT
Collette says:
Saw someone had mentioned Nicole Kidman earlier. It hasn't got exactly great reviews on here, and it's a kind of strange film (her husband dies and 10 years later a young boy appears on her doorstep claiming to be said dead hubby), but I really liked Birth [DVD] Think I've watched it 3 times now. Cameron Bright's acting in it's super. It's one of those beautifully/moodily shot haunting films (in my opinion anyway).

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 19:29:42 BDT
Val - I thought Animal Kingdom [2010] [DVD] was a very good film indeed. It attracted my attention partly because of Guy Pearce who is an excellent actor and also because I had just finished watching Underbelly - Complete Season 1 [DVD] the Aussie TV series based on the gangland wars in Melbourne in the late 90's and early 00's. That was excellent TV.

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 21:29:11 BDT
telly addict says:
Valerie, I read The Help and enjoyed the book and the film, but the film left a fair bit out.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 21:41:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Aug 2012 22:00:03 BDT
Brass Neck says:
What about some all-time classics?

Electra Glide In Blue [DVD] - a western but with cops on Harleys, the final extended shot is utterly brilliant (won't tell you what it is of course)
Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979] - nuff said, worth a penny plus p&p of anyone's wonga
Eraserhead [DVD] - black & white weirdness from David Lynch, saw this at the Aaben art-house cinema in the middle of Hulme, one of Manchester's worst estates while at Uni. Memorable doesn't begin to describe it (the film AND the district), especially the 'baby'.

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 21:45:39 BDT
Y>Y says:
Man On Fire and In America, both have music by Joclyn Pook. Amazing stuff, both films and music.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2012 21:46:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Aug 2012 21:48:25 BDT
Apocalypse Now Redux had some great additions and some bits I would have left out eg. meeting the Playboy Bunnygirls further up the river when their helicopter ran out of fuel, the French Plantation scene.................................Mind you I liked the extra Brando dialogue.

What about the weird well cheeked doll who lived behind the radiator in Eraserhead? Cute and great at storing tobacco I'll bet ;-)

Anyone else like this gem Stalker [DVD] by Tarkovsky? Some superb extended single shots, one lasting nearly 15 minutes. Deep stuff tho'

Another technically outstanding film is Children of Men [DVD] [2006] in which there are several really long unedited scenes. The one at the end as Clive Owens takes "Madonna" out of the shelter and up the street whilst tanks are rolling down it shooting all around is stunning.

Posted on 30 Aug 2012 22:56:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Aug 2012 22:59:49 BDT
A couple of films I got recently from Lovefilm:

The American [DVD] George Clooney as a hitman lying low in a Tuscan hill town but doing one last job, making a weapon rather than using one. Makes friends with the locals resulting in expected complications when his enemies come looking for him. Very understated performance from Clooney and beautifully filmed, not surprisingly as the director is Anton Corbijn (photographer - Depeche Mode and U2, countless music videos and the brilliant biopic about Joy Division Control [DVD] )

and in complete contrast:

30 Minutes or Less [DVD] [2011] Comedy bank heist thriller with preposterous plot but brilliant dialogue starring Jesse Eisenberg of The Social Network [DVD] [2010] and Holy Rollers [DVD] fame, both of which I would recommend. My children (early 20's) all really enjoyed 30 Minutes or Less on my recommendation but were a bit surprised that I liked it which probably means I should grow up and act my age!

Posted on 31 Aug 2012 01:54:18 BDT
Kiss My Face says:
2 films i've seen recently with similarities are

Thr3E [DVD].....

and

The Ward [DVD]

Worth a look...

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2012 08:51:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Aug 2012 09:56:35 BDT
Dragonlord says:
I agree Hillsman, that Nicole Kidman looked stunning in The Golden Compass and it's a real shame they won't be making the other two books into films because they tell such a wonderful complex story. If you enjoy reading great fantasy stories like Lord Of The Rings then you might want to read these books by Philip Pullman 's His Dark Materials - 3 Books Collection Set (The Subtle Knife, Northern Lights, The Amber Spyglass (Paperback)).

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2012 09:06:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Aug 2012 09:55:49 BDT
Dragonlord says:
Hi Valerie Henshaw, Animal Kingdom looks like a great gangster film set in Australia. I will have to start writing all these films down which I like the look of and try finding them on Sky+ anytime.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2012 09:13:13 BDT
Hillsman says:
I'm not a massive reader DL, but I've read His Dark Materials. Cannot deny that I was more than a little disappointed with Book 3. Books 1 & 2 had pace and direction. Spyglass just seemed to meander along in different directions and possibly introduced too many new characters. I've yet to meet someone else who bothered to finish it!!

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2012 09:26:51 BDT
Val H. says:
Philip - Yes, I also thought Animal Kingdom was a good drama. The first series of Underbelly was excellent. When it was first shown on TV, we here in Victoria couldn't get to see it because a number of matters were still before the courts. Of course, everyone was frantically downloading it or buying it from interstate, what a farce! We are still seeing quite a bit of this underworld crime/police corruption here so it is almost like revisiting the daily papers. Later series weren't as good in my opinion. They were mainly set in Sydney and one was set in the 1920s. The latest one has just started - "Underbelly : Badness" (catchy title, eh?). I haven't watched it but it has had excellent reviews. Another TV series you may enjoy if it comes your way is "Killing Time" (starring David Wenham, also in The Proposition) which highlights the true story behind "Animal Kingdom" (the Peirce and Pettingill and Moran families):
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1683523/

Posted on 31 Aug 2012 09:40:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Sep 2012 00:53:44 BDT
Dragonlord says:
Here is another western I enjoyed if you don't mind your films a bit slow going, but it also has excellent acting and storytelling.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [DVD] [2007]

[2007]]]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MJpChQuDlk

If you enjoyed films like Silence Of The Lambs and Seven then you will love The Cell [DVD] [2000] which is similar yet so much stranger in a cool way!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICqzcsQn8Wk

I was expecting Cowboys & Aliens [DVD] to be a silly film which wouldn't work. To my surprise it gelled sci-fi and westerns together very well and I don't think they could've done a better job really. It stars my childhood hero Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig the new James Bond.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNaIEUzwRWY

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2012 09:50:30 BDT
Dragonlord says:
My sister and brother in law loved reading these books :-)

Posted on 31 Aug 2012 11:45:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Aug 2012 14:32:26 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
As I've mentioned earlier, Searching for Sugar Man is a great feel good movie. It's about a singer songwriter (Sixto Rodriguez) who released a couple of albums in the late 1960s / early 1970s that stiffed, but were an inspiration in South Africa during apartheid, where he was venerated and was selling bucket loads without his knowledge. If you don't know Rodriguez' stuff, you'll swear it's a spoof.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2012/jun/21/searching-for-sugar-man-video

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2012 16:49:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Aug 2012 16:51:31 BDT
I did and loved the lot of them. The film was a bit of a disappointment........

Budd Boetticher Box Set [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] is a good collection of westerns that I enjoyed significantly more than I expected to. James Coburns first appearance on the big screen is in one of these.

Posted on 31 Aug 2012 17:15:37 BDT
CHEEZE says:
A couple of Brando(always watchable) westerns,that i still think are great:

One Eyed Jacks [DVD]

The Missouri Breaks [DVD]

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2012 22:17:31 BDT
Hillsman says:
Liked Cowboys & Aliens myself - don't forget that Olivia Wilde is in it too :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2012 22:29:22 BDT
Brass Neck says:
That was one of the LoveFilm ones we got ....... OK but ultimately preposterous and uninvolving ..... IMO.
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