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Old 5th February 2010, 06:16 PM
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i really liked Outlander, Reminded me beowulf, but was better. Tidal Wave looks interesting.
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As disaster movies go I enjoyed it more than 2012.
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HIGHLANDER
It's just a brilliant film.
Yes, Christophe Lambert has a dodgy Scots accent, but he's great as the Immortal.
No way is it overrated.
Russell Mulcahy's visual style of direction makes this an excellent film.
The Queen songs are great and go well with the film's theme.
The only bad point is the stupid American dubbing just to appease the dumb US audiences, who were confused by the film, and it was re-editied so Sean Connery narrated the film to tell the dummies what was going on!
The ridiculous dubbing is of course nothing new...HELLRAISER comes to mind.
But HIGHLANDER is a classic.
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Old 5th February 2010, 09:21 PM
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HIGHLANDER
It's just a brilliant film.
Yes, Christophe Lambert has a dodgy Scots accent, but he's great as the Immortal.
No way is it overrated.
Russell Mulcahy's visual style of direction makes this an excellent film.
The Queen songs are great and go well with the film's theme.
The only bad point is the stupid American dubbing just to appease the dumb US audiences, who were confused by the film, and it was re-editied so Sean Connery narrated the film to tell the dummies what was going on!
The ridiculous dubbing is of course nothing new...HELLRAISER comes to mind.
But HIGHLANDER is a classic.
totally agree with you, HIGHLANDER is a classic.
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Tidal Wave
The 1973 Japanese film Tidal Wave (Nippon Chinbotsu aka Submersion Of Japan) is absolutely brilliant in its original format. The shorter US Roger Corman edit with Lorne Greene as the President is best avoided.
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Outlander, Reminded me beowulf, but was better.
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Tidal Wave looks interesting.
Looked promising, yes. But it's actually dull... and retro, but not in a good way.
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Saw the french movie Hidden (Cache) last night, had intresting premise but I thought it was very slow and too long really. Kinda ended up boring me and I really didnt care for the husbund or wife. Dissapointment.
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"Mesrine" - Parts 1 & 2


Excellent biopic of real life French criminal Jacques Mesrine, wonderfully essayed by the ever watchable (and nutty) Vincent Cassel.

Mesrine may indeed have been a murderous, unstable, egotist and thug (and the film never sugarcoats this fact) but you have to say he was an amazingly ballsy, driven and fearless individual who genuinely carried out some amazingly daring escapades (his numerous prison escapes are just stunning in their audaciousness)...but his gigantic ego and often delusional self-belief ultimately scupper him at every turn.

Despite the huge running time (about 3hrs 50 minutes combined) this has been expertly crafted to ensure we get plentiful incident and lots of well done (and surprisingly violent) action.
This means that a potentially plodding and overly talkative plot is in fact turned into a fast paced, exciting, engrossing gangster thriller as well as a serious, dramatic, 'worthy' drama.

It does perhaps get a bit jumpy and confused later on as Mesrine gains a (more ego driven than anything truly devout and honest) political slant to his crime spree and the film's fast paced thriller set-up, that makes the film the engaging watch it is, does mean some details we could have done with more information about are skipped over (like his book and his family), but the sacrifice is ultimately worth it because it gives us a rare thing indeed...a nearly 4 hour bio flick that plays like a slam bang action thriller.
Excellent music score too.

Highly recommended!
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Watched Effects last night, coutesey of Mr loops - it's a fun little film that never takes itself too seriously. A fairly wacky performance from Savini, and it was probably the only other film I've seen Joe Pilato in apart from Day of the Dead. Pretty enjoyable stuff IMO.
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Old 6th February 2010, 11:37 AM
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watched The China Syndrome last night, fantastic film, very tense with an absence of musical score and some amazing performances especially by Jack Lemmon. Defo recommend the film.
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