Anyone got a recommendation for a decent DVD to buy/rent, to see these Winter nights away? Something with a decent plot, good bit of action, well directed - none of this "shaky-cam" stuff, please
Films for these long, dark nights
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'Debbie does Dallas' in 3D.
TV series - Homeland
Ted, purile but funny in places
Gangs of New York - old but hard to find a better film
Watched it the other night Brilliant... you will need a box of jelly babies...
No one is innocent but some are more guilty than others,,
of Total Recall was all right the other night - different enough but similar enough if you get my drift.
Also, Safehouse was good too.
Bourne Legacy - took some getting into / understanding WTF was going on, but when that was sorted that was good too.
DDD - not bad, thought the follow-up DDD-2 was better though.
Haven't seen "Ted" yet - will look out for it. Isn't "Homeland" too much of a tub-thumping jingoistic propaganda show, something like "24" became?
Prometheus was brilliant, saw it in the cinema last year. Only thing I saw, actually.
Remake of Total Recall, eh? Didn't know there was one. Trouble with the Bourne stuff (particularly the 2nd one) was that it was all shaky-cam. I absolutely hate shaky-cam - it's just an excuse for lazy directing and it utterly old hat now.
Saw Gran Torino and Unforgiven in a C.E. box set since xmas - both were very good. I'd also recommend Inception for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. Took a good couple of viewings to figure out wth was going on, though.
I love all 4 of them
I don't watch tv or go to
the cinema but someone told me to watch Ripper street, so downloaded the first 2 episodes onto iplayer and watched both last night, Twas very entertaining
**A good Aussie **
one is the story about a coke can (as in Coca Cola) old but bloody funny. Well woth finding.
Title : A gift from the Gods.
assumption is the mother of all f*** ups.
One man's Oscar-winner is another man's pile of shite but here's some I liked;
Lucky Number Slevin
The Other Guys
Shoot 'Em Up
Last Man Standing
3:10 To Yuma
Some oldies in there. Take a peek at film review sites like IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes.
Smidget, have you seen another Aussie classic called The Castle?
worth a look. Dead man's shoes with Paddy Constandine. Dog Soldiers and The Descent are worth a look" />
ok... ordered 'The Expendables" - looks reasonable. The sequel is still damned expensive, so will have to wait a year or so for that. Thinking about ordering 'The Departed' too. Also got "The Next Three Days" - this lot should keep us going until next month, at least.
Seen most of the others, but maybe I can put down a couple of recommendations, since everyone else has been so generous:
The tricolor series: 'Three colours: Blue', 'Three colours: White' and 'Three colours: Red'
The last of these, Werckmesiter Harmonies, is quite exceptional - the first clip lasts about 15 minutes. This is such a difference from the shakycam/ fast-changing frames where it flashes from one scene to another multiple times a second.
Memento was pretty brilliant too
The Hurt Locker (has shakycam, but it's just about bearable on this one occasion)
Million Dollar Baby
some good choices amongst those....
Last Man Standing, not one for the missus though, 3:10 to Yuma a good one, saw Ted the other day, good, but not 'lol'.....one of my all time favourites, Shawshank Redemption, brilliant film.
all french action movies
Unless I'm wrong, which, you know, I'm not...
Life of Brian
gotta be in there.
Oh Brother Where Art Thou? One of the best films I've seen, based on Homer's Odyssey. Very amusing and will probably make you like George Clooney.
2012..... i really enjoyed it and the special effects are fab
Limitless explores a good idea - might (just) still be in the your local 'video' shop.
Family 'schmaltz'? - We Bought A Zoo
Season 1 of Homeland; very little in the way of Yay-USA there.
HAve a good collection of westerns, and the dvd box set of Sharpe which I haven't seen yet as reading the books. Plus mrs b hates sharpe..dunno y..
My best oldie film..Hell drivers..oldie but a goodie..think Sean Connery is in it..
Where to Start?
Like all sorts mesen apart from some of the more crass American "comedies" such as Something about Mary or American Pie etc (too predictable & Not Funny!) agree with you on the "shakey cam" too!
One of my all time fave's is Unforgiven.
Action stuff, try Ironman,
Funny, try Superbad or The Hangover
Thought provoking, how about One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest or District 9
Does depend on personal taste I guess though.
I can see the garden is beautiful, I don't need to believe there are fairies at the bottom of it!
Done some catching up!
Since the last post on this thread, and due to suggestions here, watched:
- Gran Torino
- The Expendables
- The Departed
- The next three days (surprisingly good!)
"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" - seen that many a time, total classic. Ordering "District 9" on the advice of AmateurCynic, saw 2012 in the cinema (thanks Oscar!), and so still looking for some others... still got a few months to go before Summer is upon us.
Trouble with French films is that while some are brilliant, others are utter crap. They get heavily sponsored by the French government no matter what sort of shite they put out. And some absolutely do take the piss - two blokes talking to each other about very little over a kitchen table for 3 hours springs to mind, and nothing happens at all. I'll never get that time back.