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I saw a DVD of Lars von Triers' Dancer in the Dark last night and was very impressed. It was as bleak and disturbing as most of his movies (that's the way I like em).

It wasn't quite up there with 'Breaking the Waves', which is one of my all time faves, but it made up for it by having Bjork do a great job in the lead.

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Went to Pirates of the Carribean - At World's End yesterday morning.

 

I enjoyed it, better than Dead Man's Chest, not as good as Curse of the Black Pearl. Probably went on about 30 minutes too long, and there was a little too much "ok, I'll go do this for you so you can get that but when you get that you give me this and you can't do this" going on...to the point where it was difficult to understand who was working for who at times.

 

Awesome fight scene at the end. Johnny Depp was as brilliant as ever, and it was pretty cool seeing Keith Richards in the film too.

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Recently watched Everything is Illuminated by Liev Schreiber, It could be slow and jumpy at times but a nice little journey, and a great language defying performance by Eugene Huts. The cut scenes defy belief.

 

'A premium movie, definitely illuminating between the brains!'

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Saw the Simpsons movie. It was pretty good, classic Simpsons in a long episode really. Didn't laugh my head off, but did appreciate the fact that the film didn't have notable 'flat-spots' as i was expecting it to have.

 

Not very intellectuallly stimulating perhaps, but good fun none-the-less. :)

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Watched "Children of men" last night. Pretty good if you like grim visions of the near-future, explosions and such. Interesting premise, well told, great sets, good acting, impressive camera work. Ending was less than satisfactory (imho) but not terrible or ruinous.

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^^ Interesting to know. Sometimes things don't travel well from the small screen to big.

 

the simpsons movie is so bad it hurts my eyes.

 

it doesnt work as a film mostly because it has typical tv-sitcom A, B and C storylines. and it makes the film seem all over the place when it jumps from mini-story to mini-story

 

also people who tell you it isnt jsut about homer are either lying or a mite whimsical in the brainpan

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I saw the Simpson movie and really wanted to like it, but afterwards just thought it was the same as an average episode just spun out longer. It did have its good moments (i.e. homer nearly kissing a pig) but just not enough of them.

 

While on the other hand I saw transformers as well, being a life long transformer fan I wanted it to be good, but expected it to be rubbish. It was actually really, really good. But it helped watching it at a cinema as this enhanced it.

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I saw the Simpson movie and really wanted to like it, but afterwards just thought it was the same as an average episode just spun out longer. It did have its good moments (i.e. homer nearly kissing a pig) but just not enough of them.

 

While on the other hand I saw transformers as well, being a life long transformer fan I wanted it to be good, but expected it to be rubbish. It was actually really, really good. But it helped watching it at a cinema as this enhanced it.

 

i got the TS version of it (stupid lack of cinema in shetland) and was surprised at the quality of the film as well as the quality of the pirated copy :twisted:

 

the one complaint i have about the film is anthony anderson going "theres a message embedded in the signal!" while looking at a 1995-hackers-style screen of hyroglyphs and the like.

 

but then im a geek so im bias

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I love film review threads, amazing the differing views people have and how large a part expectation plays.

 

Well we've just finished watching the simpsons (why didnt you get the DVD?) and thought it was excellent. Much better than i expected.

 

I'm only a casual fan, but if i was going to adopt a religion Homer would be right up there!

 

The best way i can describe it was like watching "the very best of the simpsons" but all gags you had never seen before, and barely time to breathe between them.

 

It reminded me, and amused me, every bit as much as the first time i saw them, which is a great achievement given how much material they have covered over the years.

 

Absolutely loaded with little snippets and background references, so hardcore fans will find even more to be amused at.

 

Above all, it in no way felt like 90 minutes had just gone by, which is always the sign of a good film for me.

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I disagree, Simpsons to me was just above average, I do like the Simpsons, but thought that the film should be none stop laughter, but it wasent and i wasent the only one from the reaction in the cinema, more folk laughed at the trailer for rush hour 3. But I guess everyone likes laughing at the French.

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Well i have never considered the Simpsons a comedy, its just good old fashioned entertainment.

 

Having said that i lost count of the number of "spit out your drink" moments where we missed a few lines due to laughing, but again, each to thier own.

 

One thing you cant deny, especially in this day and age - when was the last time you saw a film with a single, solid, clear, logical plot (even if outragous, but this is a cartoon remember!) which was never deviated from and built upon from beginning to end?

 

With todays tendencies for every film to have a few "twists" and "artistically" leave loose ends to keep you thinking, the tightness of the Simpsons was very refreshing.

 

 

However, my current favourite most recently watched film is Pathfinder.

 

Wont go into it for the sake of spoiling it for others, but a most excellent, if simple, story, very well told.

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