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|9th September 2002, 04:53 PM||#423 (permalink)|
sweet reazor blade kisses
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: milkyway planet earth united kingdom england london (north)
8 legged freaks
some of its funny some of its sorta scary and over all its a good film with som good and some not so good special efects
|9th September 2002, 07:11 PM||#424 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Yorkshire, England.
*shiver* dont think it'll be a film i'll be watching any time soon lol.
I watched She's All That on Saturday night, that was cool, if not predictable but sometimes ya need predictable
|10th September 2002, 01:51 PM||#427 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Just outside Newcastle, England
I saw "Insomnia" at the weekend. It was ok.
If you are an Al Pacino fan then you'll probably really enjoy it, with this character being the star and all. Maura Tierney character seemed pretty pointless, but it's always good to see Robin Williams in a serious role - though I still kept waiting for him to burst onto the screen dressed as an old woman and screaming "helloooo!"
Hilary Swank plays the main female lead. One of them cops with "lots of potential". Personally I think they could have maybe done more with her character, give Swank some more stuff to work with.
|10th September 2002, 08:30 PM||#430 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2001
I just saw Insomnia a few weeks ago - I Have to say I really enjoyed it. I thought the device of Pacino not being able to sleep was handled very well, even if it was hard to believe someone could not sleep for that long and still stay awake at all.
Hilary Swank was pretty good in it - I have liked most of her other roles (did anyone see Boys Don't Cry? She really deserved that Oscar) - if not totally outstanding. Pacino and Williams were very very good, their characters had a very interesting relationship, and something that really stood out for me was the fact that you could not predict where exactly their relationship was going to go at all.
I liked seeing Maura Tierney in this - I have been a big fan of hers since seeing her in Newsradio for the first time about four years ago - but I cannot decide if I liked the fact that her character was underused and a bit mysterious, or whether it just feels like there were cut scenes.
What other movies have I seen recently? Wow, a lot.
I saw Monster's Ball in a hotel room in Vegas - very good movie, although I think I would have given the oscar to Billy Bob, not Halle Berry. She was good, but I feel like there are many other actresses out there that could have been just as good in this role. The story was depressing, in a way which it is almost hard to imagine any love blossoming between these characters. But the way it is handled it is believeable. Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Whatever his name is was in it too, and was pretty good!
I caught Orange County a few weeks ago too - 80mins of mindless fun. Jack Black is almost always a hoot, but Colin Hanks was quite a discovery for me.
I also saw Jennifer Aniston's newest effort The Good Girl, I can't reccommend this enough, it was funny, unsettling and depressing at turns, and as much as I didn't want to like Aniston in the role, I found her to be highly watchable, and capable of producing a nuanced character that is much easier to empathise with than Rachel could ever be. Jake Gygenhal (I really can't spell that surname) is one to watch - he is great in this, as he was in Donnie Darko. He is like Tobey Maguire with the intensity cranked up, I have no idea what I mean by this, but, errr, he definitely gives a fantastic performance in this film.
So there you go!
|11th September 2002, 11:10 AM||#432 (permalink)|
This is Star - my honey!!
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: West Midlands
Saw 'Robin Hood' last night courtesy of the kids. Also '101 Dalmations' the film with Glenn Close.
Another film which I forgot to mention on a previous post is 'Vanilla Sky'. Anyone else seen this? It is soooooooo weird. You have to concentrate to keep hold of the storyline.
|11th September 2002, 11:12 AM||#433 (permalink)|
Hero Of Time
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon
I've seen it Annette & true it is weird, but then that's why it's different & good as 2 understand the film, you have 2 watch it & know what's going on
There aren't many films like that out now a days!
|11th September 2002, 11:15 AM||#434 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2001
The Kurt Russell character is my fave in that film, I think.
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