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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 1:19:26 PM   
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And i'm still waiting for all my best friends christmas presents to arrive though the post with the pissing contest over...

1. Carrie (Brian DePalma,1976,98 Min) 9/10
2. Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly,2001,113 Min) 9/10
3. Build My Gallows High (Jacques Tourneur,1947,97 Mins) 8/10
4. The Dancer Upstairs (John Malkovich,2001,133 Min) 8/10
5. Quiet City (Aaron Katz,2007,78 Mins) 7.5/10
6. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks,1974,108 Mins) 7/10
7. An American Warewolf in London (John Landis,1981,97 Min) 6/10
 
 
Two films watched last night, An American Warewolf in London (1981) 6/10 which i found overated.  And Tourneur's Build My Gallows High (1947) 8/10
A very engageing film Noir with finely balenced performances, onece again i'm impressed with his view of a small town with the secrets contained within.  The film slots nicely into my top three.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 1:43:23 PM   
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Great to see Carrie on top. I really love that film, and it's my favorite De Palma.

I have a feeling The Wire and The Sopranos might get in the way of some of my film-watching this year, at least until spring/summer. Quite a few hours there (not that there's anything wrong with that).

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 1:51:05 PM   
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4. Monster (Jenkins, 2003) - 7.5/10

Dubbed the 'lesbian killer movie' on it's release (much like Brokeback Mountain's 'gay cowboy movie' or Juno's 'teen abortion movie', Monster is an extremely solid and heartfelt biopic of Aileen Wuornos, American's first serial killer. Charlize Theron gives a phenomenal - and Oscar-winning performance - as Wuornos, which threatens to overpower the movie itself, and Christina Ricci is also excellent. A accurate depiction of Wuornos' life, with a great soundtrack to boot. Blood thirsty viewers be warned however; it is much more a love story than a serial killer movie.

1. The Dark Knight (Nolan, 2008) - 10/10 ****
2. The Mist (Darabont, 2007) - 8.5/10
3. Iron Man (Favreau, 2008) - 8/10 *
4. Monster (Jenkins, 2003) - 7.5/10
5. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Kasdan, 2007) - 7/10
6. Yes Man (Reed, 2008) - 6.5/10
7. Speed Racer (Wachowskis, 2008) - 6/10
8. The Cottage (Andrew Williams, 2008) - 4/10



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 3:37:06 PM   
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1) Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels*
 
Having avoided this cliche filled, Vinnie-Jones-starring cockney thriller for as long as possible, I was pleasantlly surprised by this film. The performances are solid throughout and the script is witty enough to keep my full attention. Ritche's best film. 8/10

2) Gran Torino*
 
Eastwood's other Oscar fodder of the year is undeniablly fun. Our star and director is on top form as usual in both roles but the script suffers from sentimentality and, by extension, the second half is a big let down. 6/10

*First Viewing

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 3:39:19 PM   
Epiphany Demon


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quote:

1) Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels*
 
Having avoided this cliche filled, Vinnie-Jones-starring cockney thriller for as long as possible, I was pleasantlly surprised by this film. The performances are solid throughout and the script is witty enough to keep my full attention. Ritche's best film. 8/10


I always thought Snatch was much better than Lock, Stock.

2) Gran Torino*
 
Eastwood's other Oscar fodder of the year is undeniablly fun. Our star and director is on top form as usual in both roles but the script suffers from sentimentality and, by extension, the second half is a big let down. 6/10

I got 40 minutes into this, and my "DVD" froze I liked Eastwood, didn't like the rest of the cast.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:03:10 PM   
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Couple more to add to mine

Tiger on The Beat
Serenity
Behind The Rent Strike*
The Spy Who Loved Me
Letter to Jane*
The Heroes of Telemark*


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:07:43 PM   
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Sorry, the format's gone all wrong

quote:

1) Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels*
 
Having avoided this cliche filled, Vinnie-Jones-starring cockney thriller for as long as possible, I was pleasantlly surprised by this film. The performances are solid throughout and the script is witty enough to keep my full attention. Ritche's best film. 8/10


I always thought Snatch was much better than Lock, Stock.

quote:

2) Gran Torino*
 
Eastwood's other Oscar fodder of the year is undeniablly fun. Our star and director is on top form as usual in both roles but the script suffers from sentimentality and, by extension, the second half is a big let down. 6/10


I got 40 minutes into this, and my "DVD" froze I liked Eastwood, didn't like the rest of the cast.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:25:42 PM   
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1) Detour (1945, Edgar Ulmer, Repeat Viewing)
Narratively flawed, and the intrusion of the police at the end of the film is irritating (the Hays Code meant that Ulmer couldn't end the film as he liked, with the anti-hero walking off into the night). But it's matched only by certain Fassbinder films in it's acidic, angry, brutal beauty. It forms a great rebellious attack on Hollywood too- "here's a film made in 6 days on a shoe-string budget with no stars, yet it's more overwhelming and remarkable than anything you could do." Great stuff, very inspirational, and perhaps the physical height of film noir.

2) The Filth and The Fury (2000, Julien Temple, Repeat Viewing)
Excellent documentary on the 26-month career of The Sex Pistols. It's very authentic, and the use of archival footage transports us into the late 70's very effectively. Lydon comes off very well, and the scenes where he cries over Sid are rather touching.Overall, it's enough to make you wish that something like this would happen to the British music scene again.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:27:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy
2) The Filth and The Fury (2000, Julien Temple, Repeat Viewing)
Excellent documentary on the 26-month career of The Sex Pistols. It's very authentic, and the use of archival footage transports us into the late 70's very effectively. Lydon comes off very well, and the scenes where he cries over Sid are rather touching.Overall, it's enough to make you wish that something like this would happen to the British music scene again.


This available on the internet, JBG?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:32:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Epiphany Demon


quote:

ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy
2) The Filth and The Fury (2000, Julien Temple, Repeat Viewing)
Excellent documentary on the 26-month career of The Sex Pistols. It's very authentic, and the use of archival footage transports us into the late 70's very effectively. Lydon comes off very well, and the scenes where he cries over Sid are rather touching.Overall, it's enough to make you wish that something like this would happen to the British music scene again.


This available on the internet, JBG?


I was a good boy and brought in HMV, but I think it's easily available.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:34:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy

quote:

ORIGINAL: Epiphany Demon


quote:

ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy
2) The Filth and The Fury (2000, Julien Temple, Repeat Viewing)
Excellent documentary on the 26-month career of The Sex Pistols. It's very authentic, and the use of archival footage transports us into the late 70's very effectively. Lydon comes off very well, and the scenes where he cries over Sid are rather touching.Overall, it's enough to make you wish that something like this would happen to the British music scene again.


This available on the internet, JBG?


I was a good boy and brought in HMV, but I think it's easily available.


I'll have a gander How much was it in Hoomv?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:35:23 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Epiphany Demon


quote:

ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy

quote:

ORIGINAL: Epiphany Demon


quote:

ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy
2) The Filth and The Fury (2000, Julien Temple, Repeat Viewing)
Excellent documentary on the 26-month career of The Sex Pistols. It's very authentic, and the use of archival footage transports us into the late 70's very effectively. Lydon comes off very well, and the scenes where he cries over Sid are rather touching.Overall, it's enough to make you wish that something like this would happen to the British music scene again.


This available on the internet, JBG?


I was a good boy and brought in HMV, but I think it's easily available.


I'll have a gander How much was it in Hoomv?


It was five quid when I brought it a couple of months ago. It's part of that film4 range and those are always pretty cheap.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:36:19 PM   
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That one you definitely need to buy - a mate of my brothers gets something for it I think!

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  perhaps the physical height of film noir.


Or even the existential low  RIP the great Ann Savage.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:40:46 PM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49

That one you definitely need to buy - a mate of my brothers gets something for it I think!

quote:

  perhaps the physical height of film noir.


Or even the existential low  RIP the great Ann Savage.


When did she die?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:44:48 PM   
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Earlier in the week - it wasn't very well reported over here, though.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:46:17 PM   
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She's the one in My Winnepeg? I want to see that.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:49:08 PM   
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My film of 2008 - can't recommend it highly enough.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 4:53:20 PM   
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Haven't yet decided if I'm gonna list every film I watch or just the best ones, but for now I'll do the lot....

1.
Gran Torino (2008) - 9/10
Eastwood just gets better and better in my opinion and I certainly hope he doesn't make this his last performance - even though it would be a suitable swan song. The film is a leisurely paced, enjoyable drama that is as always perfectly crafted from a man who knows his stuff.

2. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) - 8/10
A wonderful performance from Gerard Depardieu is at the center of this lavish, enjoyable romp. Some beautiful word-play throughout alongside those well chorepgraphed sword fights.

3. Appaloosa (2008) - 6/10
A bit of a disappointment really. Mortensen and Harris teaming up against Jeremy Irons as the bad guy in an old school western sounds ace. Unfortunately its not the gritty film I was expecting and despite an excellent opening we never get to see Irons being truly evil and Renee Zellweger's character just didn't mae much sense. Still its nicely shot and Harris and Mortensen make it almost worthwhile.

4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) - 3/10
I don't know how Jennifer Connelly and Keanu Reeves were able to say the dialogue to each other without laughing. This really is a humourless, pointless remake that does nothing except hide apolegetically in the shadows of the original.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 9:31:05 PM   
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surely a true film fan can incorporate watching films within all their daily activites?
10 a day shows no commitment to cinema.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 9:53:59 PM   
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The First Batch:
 
01.      The 39 Steps (Hitchcock, 1935) UK
02.      Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981) USA
03.      Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade  (Spielberg, 1989) USA
04.      5 Fingers (Mankiewicz, 1952) USA
05.      Alien (Scott, 1979) UK/USA
06.      The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Fincher, 2008) USA (First View)
07.      12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957) USA  
08.      10 Things I Hate About You (Junger, 1999) USA 
09.      The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Werker, 1939) USA
10.      Calendar Girls (Cole, 2003) UK/USA (First View)
11.      Aliens (Cameron, 1986) UK/USA
12.      25th Hour (Lee, 2002) USA
13.      30 Days of Night (Slade, 2007) USA
14.      Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg, 1984) USA
15.      The Abyss (Cameron, 1989) USA

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 10:08:27 PM   
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I'm going to make sure I do this this year! Two things I need to do though - keep up with it, and watch enough films so as not to be embarrassed at how paltry my list is!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 10:29:52 PM   
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1. GONE BABY GONE (2007, Affleck) – 10/10
I had Ben Affleck’s directorial debut once before, but even on second viewing the film does more than just holding up. The ending, I reckon, is still one of the best of the decade (if not the best – then again, it’s a tough crowd). I like this even more than Mystic River, as it manages to juggle tension, emotions and questions on morality without dropping a single ball.

3. ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976, Pakula) – 7/10
They say that it’s quite possible to do a movie with just characters and no plot (it’s true – Scorsese has been doing it for years), but what about the opposite? All the President’s Men goes for exactly that (well, almost), and this is the film’s most important flaw. The film’s director, Alan J. Pakula, has a keen sense of detail as far as journalism goes, but not as much when it comes to telling a story. Occasionally, the film is captivating and intriguing, but in the end, when it spirals into a maze of names and details (that ironically would require a journalist’s note block to keep tab of), I was wishing for something else. A sense of character, perhaps?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 10:32:08 PM   
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7. Mamma Mia! (Lloyd, 2008) - 6/10

Better than I expected. A fun take on the West End musical, with Meryl Streep and Julie Walters putting in the best performances, and Pierce Brosnan murdering a few songs. Great ABBA numbers make it better than it would have been if it was say, an Amy Winehouse musical. See it for the songs, and ignore the insane convoluted plot.


1. The Dark Knight (Nolan, 2008) - 10/10 ****
2. The Mist (Darabont, 2007) - 8.5/10
3. Iron Man (Favreau, 2008) - 8/10 *
4. Monster (Jenkins, 2003) - 7.5/10
5. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Kasdan, 2007) - 7/10
6. Yes Man (Reed, 2008) - 6.5/10
7. Mamma Mia! (Lloyd, 2008) - 6/10
8. Speed Racer (Wachowskis, 2008) - 6/10
9. The Cottage (Andrew Williams, 2008) - 4/10



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/1/2009 10:46:20 PM   
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2) The Filth and The Fury (2000, Julien Temple, Repeat Viewing)
Excellent documentary on the 26-month career of The Sex Pistols. It's very authentic, and the use of archival footage transports us into the late 70's very effectively. Lydon comes off very well, and the scenes where he cries over Sid are rather touching.Overall, it's enough to make you wish that something like this would happen to the British music scene again.


That's a great movie, I'm not the biggest Sex Pistols fan but the film really gave me a much better insight into the period. I'd also recommend The Future Is Unwritten if you haven't seen it.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 4/1/2009 12:13:55 AM   
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ORIGINAL: impqueen


The First Batch:
 
01.      The 39 Steps (Hitchcock, 1935) UK
02.      Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981) USA
03.      Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade  (Spielberg, 1989) USA
04.      5 Fingers (Mankiewicz, 1952) USA
05.      Alien (Scott, 1979) UK/USA
06.      The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Fincher, 2008) USA (First View)
07.      12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957) USA  
08.      10 Things I Hate About You (Junger, 1999) USA 
09.      The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Werker, 1939) USA
10.      Calendar Girls (Cole, 2003) UK/USA (First View)
11.      Aliens (Cameron, 1986) UK/USA
12.      25th Hour (Lee, 2002) USA
13.      30 Days of Night (Slade, 2007) USA
14.      Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg, 1984) USA
15.      The Abyss (Cameron, 1989) USA


15 movies in under 3 days!



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 4/1/2009 12:14:51 AM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49

quote:

ORIGINAL: impqueen


The First Batch:
 
01.      The 39 Steps (Hitchcock, 1935) UK
02.      Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981) USA
03.      Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade  (Spielberg, 1989) USA
04.      5 Fingers (Mankiewicz, 1952) USA
05.      Alien (Scott, 1979) UK/USA
06.      The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Fincher, 2008) USA (First View)
07.      12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957) USA  
08.      10 Things I Hate About You (Junger, 1999) USA 
09.      The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Werker, 1939) USA
10.      Calendar Girls (Cole, 2003) UK/USA (First View)
11.      Aliens (Cameron, 1986) UK/USA
12.      25th Hour (Lee, 2002) USA
13.      30 Days of Night (Slade, 2007) USA
14.      Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg, 1984) USA
15.      The Abyss (Cameron, 1989) USA


15 movies in under 3 days!




Hey, I don't get praise for my 9 *craves praise off elab - NOW!*

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 4/1/2009 12:32:18 AM   
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Pshaw. I can do arithmetic. 15 is waaaay more than 9  

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 4/1/2009 12:44:00 AM   
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I'm now watching Slumdog Millionaire . I'll send you a PM.


Got a review for this yet Piles?

I watched it last week (i'm guessing by the same means as you ), and i really enjoyed it. An uplifting and yet extremely interesting film. The structure is great and good performances all round. And Freida Pinto is beautiful!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 4/1/2009 12:51:44 AM   
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It is also one of the 3 I have to type up tomorrow - still digesting though.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 4/1/2009 1:53:49 AM   
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First few of 2009:

Hellboy II: The Golden Army  (Guillermo del Toro, USA, 2008) - 7.5
Daft story, great special effects, and lots of del Toro's trademarks (clockwork, fairies etc). A superhero film that doesn't take itself too seriously and probably better than the first Hellboy film.

The Forbidden Kingdom  (Rob Minkhoff, USA / China, 2008) - 7.0
Surprisingly good considering the director of Stuart Little was at the helm, and surprisingly packed with kung fu considering it was produced for US audiences (albeit heavily wireworky). Better than expected.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time  (Hosoda Mamoru, Japan, 2006) - 6.5
Anime featuring a schoolgirl who, after an incident, begins travelling back in time when she, erm... leaps. Ghibli-esque, though a little more sedate. An enjoyable 90 mins.

Kiss The Girls  (Gary Fleder, USA, 1997) - 5.0
Serial killer nonsense that I started watching on tv and (for some reason) I stayed with it til the ridiculous semi-predictable ending. Average.


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