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Old 14th November 2012, 09:54 PM
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Very nice review Frankie. I don't fancy it though from your words. It sounds way too gloomy.
Yeah. "Misery porn" is the term that sticks in my mind used to describe that film! Never felt up to checking it out. Same with Nil by Mouth, The War Zone et al . . .
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Old 14th November 2012, 09:57 PM
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Very nice review Frankie. I don't fancy it though from your words. It sounds way too gloomy.
Oh man, it's such a great film though. It's no walk in the park, but it's better than a walk through the Merrion Centre!*

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Old 14th November 2012, 10:04 PM
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Oh man, it's such a great film though. It's no walk in the park, but it's better than a walk through the Merrion Centre!*

* Leeds' premier grim shopping centre, the accursed blueprint of the English mall.
Is that specialist movie store still open, the one near the Corn Exchange?
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Damn fine filmmaking, and a super slick adaptation to boot, beautifully condensed. I actually found it a much more satisfying experience than the plodding tv series, which sorely missed the design budget afforded here. But what is it with Tomas Alfredson and unconvincing CGI animals?! In Let the Right One In it was the cats, here it's Mark Strong battling a flaming bird! A minor blip in an otherwise perfect film. I have to own that Blu Ray. Many rewatches to come . . . !

Cosmopoilis

A bit of a chore to get through, although I didn't mind Pattinson in the lead role (actually, I think this is the first film I've seen him in). I settled into the stylised rhythm of the character's speech quite easily, but it eventually became all too repetitive and tiresome. It's no Holy Motors that's for sure. "Where do all the limos go at night?" indeed . . .
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Damn fine filmmaking, and a super slick adaptation to boot, beautifully condensed. I actually found it a much more satisfying experience than the plodding tv series, which sorely missed the design budget afforded here. But what is it with Tomas Alfredson and unconvincing CGI animals?! In Let the Right One In it was the cats, here it's Mark Strong battling a flaming bird! A minor blip in an otherwise perfect film. I have to own that Blu Ray. Many rewatches to come . . . !
Tiresome, uneventful drivel, swooned over by the critics. I couldn't wait to get rid of my two disc Sainsbury's exclusive dvd.

I was expecting and hoping for greatness, how wrong was i?

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Old 14th November 2012, 10:11 PM
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Is that specialist movie store still open, the one near the Corn Exchange?
I'm trying to remember what it is now, but I'd have to go down there to check it out (which I should do, as I get the bus to work in South Leeds from the corn exchange pretty much every day).
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I'm trying to remember what it is now, but I'd have to go down there to check it out (which I should do, as I get the bus to work in South Leeds from the corn exchange pretty much every day).
Movie Boulevard? Does that ring a bell?
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I'm trying to remember what it is now, but I'd have to go down there to check it out (which I should do, as I get the bus to work in South Leeds from the corn exchange pretty much every day).
I'm trying to think what store Dem means too, I know the excellent Vinyl Tap used be down that way but I can't think of a movie store
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Old 14th November 2012, 10:21 PM
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I'm trying to think what store Dem means too, I know the excellent Vinyl Tap used be down that way but I can't think of a movie store
Yeah Movie Boulevard. It was a smallish shop built into an old viaduct. All the shops had that arch look to them on there.
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Movie Boulevard? Does that ring a bell?
Oh yeah, I knew you meant MB but... I just don't know what it is NOW. The corn exchange was gutted three or four years ago to make way for a new era of identikit health food shops. The surrounding shops have been less affected outwardly, but I don't know what has replaced 'Movie Boulevard', which I know went a couple of years ago (I think?)
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