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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 11:07:18 AM   
TRM


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Well I assumed you would mention Il divo for the win, so I had already decided to ignore that one 

I think your dates are right though. I did find it a shame Let the right one in didnt get put forward by Sweden, but maybe I should check out those other films you mentioned then. Thanks for that.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 11:09:57 AM   
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Well I assumed you would mention Il divo for the win, so I had already decided to ignore that one 



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 2:47:30 PM   
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The Thin Man (WS Van Dyke, 1934)- USA - 8.5/10

This year keeps getting better. How good are Powell ande Roy in this? Very good. Really really good. Amazingly good. The two lead performances featured in this film feature some of the best chemistry I've ever seen on film. Coupled with Van Dyke's great direction, the witty, funny, charming, well written script by Goodrich and Hackett and the actually interesting plot, it's almost perfect. That said, it's mostly just entertainment, don't expect to find some socio-cultural critique here, just pure, good old fun. In the first installment the series, we are introduced to the husband and wife ex-detectives Nick and Nora, bought agian in the crime investigation scene to solve a murder of a secretary. It's possibly quite shallow, but it is also incredibly entertaining and sophisticated, what more do you want?

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I really wish I could go down to see Privates

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 3:02:41 PM   
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Have you seen any of the others yet Devi? I prefered the 2nd when I watched them about 18months ago, but havent seen any of the rest yet. I just picked up the boxset though  They do work so well together, so im considering buying this as well - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Myrna-William-Powell-Collection-Region/dp/B000Q7ZLUG/ref=pd_sim_d_h__9

Anyway, glad you liked it!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 3:24:11 PM   
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Noy yet, this was my first, but I must see the sequel, Joseph Calleia is in it.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 3:47:17 PM   
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04. Le trou / The Hole (Becker, 1960) FR/ITA (First View)
This hardboiled story of an attempted prison escape set in Paris is told with meticulous attention to detail and an almost awe-inspiring sense of real-time and reality.

It’s a beautifully shot film and masterfully directed by Jacques Becker and yet less than 24 hours ago I had never seen a Becker film, I knew the name and the relevance but had never actually seen a film directed by him. I have since seen three and Le trou is probably the best, it’s certainly the most all encompassing in that it totally sucked me into its reality. Every little detail of that world is important but what a harsh and ultimately heartbreaking or more accurately gut-wrenching reality it is.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 4:22:45 PM   
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002) Inglourious Basterds  (Quentin Tarantino, USA / Germany, 2009, BD) - 8.0

The revisionism, or rather, the portrayal of a fictional alternative history, felt a little odd, and there wasn't a great deal of character depth for a number of the key protagonists, but most of the performances were very good, and the film has charm and style. I understand those who say they wished the story was more this or that. For me, I'd have happily watched a film with more of August Diehl as the scary SS major, Michael Fassbender as Lt. Hicox, and Til Schweiger as Stiglitz - their scene in the basement bar was the excellently done.

IB is certainly better than the Kill Bills, though not quite up to the standard of Tarantino's first 3 features (I haven't seen Death Proof). I'm twitching between giving it a 7.5 or an 8 rating, so in a break with tradition, I'm going to be less harsh in my ratings. (For now, at least).

Scouring the future films listed under Tarantino's name on IMDB and Wiki, I see Kill Bill 3, a remake of Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! a remake of King Hu's classic Come Drink With Me and another martial arts film, The Man with the Iron Fist (which may or may not be directed by RZA). In addition, there are rumours of an Inglourious prequel.
I guess it remains to be seen how many of these will come to fruition.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 5:11:04 PM   
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002) Inglourious Basterds  (Quentin Tarantino, USA / Germany, 2009, BD) - 8.0

so in a break with tradition, I'm going to be less harsh in my ratings. (For now, at least).


You would have to be less harsh with this of all films.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 5:12:58 PM   
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Shorts List

1. The Meeting (1984; Mihail Titov)

Interesting Russian animation. There were no subtitles so some of this is based on assumption. An alien spacecraft hovers over Earth before sending one of the aliens, a sort of ill-defined human, to go on an intelligence gathering mission. He finds himself at what seems to be a deserted old farmhouse and spends several minutes exploring before he's disturbed by the house's owner. Capable of transformation, he turns himself into a life-size version of a poster the man has pinned to the wall, seemingly of a lounge-lizard style singer. The alien and the man then spend some time together, with the alien managing to get several Earth habits wrong, including smoking. I couldn't argue this as a great piece of animation, although it is nicely put together and some of the scenes with the alien approaching the farmhouse are suitably spooky. I was viewing it more through cultural references. The initial approach to the deserted house put me in mind of the 'Invaders' episode of The Twilight Zone, the conversation between the two men, especially the attempt at smoking, reminded me of the hermit sequence in Bride of Frankenstein, before the ending brought me right back to The Twilight Zone again. A decent enough film, but not something to rush out and see.

7/10

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 5:43:21 PM   
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01. The Hospital (1971, Hiller)
George C. Scott is a legend. Chayefsky wrote Network, which in my opinion has the best script ever. How could this possibly go wrong? In short, it’s fantastic. Brilliant central performance, intricately absurd plot, and even some touching moments. A near masterpiece. 9
02. A Serious Man (2009, Coen)
I’m a huge Coen brothers fan, and their latest film, a tragicomedy about a Jew’s life coming apart, could be argued to be their best. That’s not to say I think it’s their best, but it’s their most realistic film (lol) and thus is easier to identify with than their crime-related features. The usual actors are missing, but Burwell and Deakins are still there and do a brilliant work, as well as the actors that are indeed there, even though (or maybe because) I was not familiar with them prior to watching the film. Even though, as said, the film’s subject is different from the Coen films I’ve seen so far, the style is still there, and Coen’s dark humour may never have been put to a better use. Overall, superlative entertainment and even though I haven’t seen much from 2009, this is likely to stay near the top. 9
03. He’s Just Not That Into You (2009, Kwapis)
Wasn’t sure whether I should include this, given as I half-watched it on TV and started about 5 minutes late, but decided to do it after all (unlike #4, which I will semi-review anyway). The film features a fairly impressive cast (more in terms of fame than in terms of acting), though the events evolve around a character played by a relative unknown. I wouldn’t say the film is awful, though predictable, even for a typical Hollywood rom-com. It has one or two funny moments but overall seems unsure of its intentions. It gets bonus points for ScarJo in hot mode. Overall it’s a 5, though could have been an 8 if Scarlett’s nudity was shown rather than implied [/perv]
Hope that’ll stay the bottom for a while, though I already saw a worse film...
04. Taken (2008, Morel)
Was doing homework while my dad was watching it, plus missed another 20 mins altogether, so doesn’t go into the rankings, but to me, this was well choreographed, but utterly lifeless video-gamey actioner. 3 Poor Neeson...


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 7:22:26 PM   
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04. Taken (2008, Morel)
Was doing homework while my dad was watching it, plus missed another 20 mins altogether, so doesn’t go into the rankings, but to me, this was well choreographed, but utterly lifeless video-gamey actioner. 3 Poor Neeson...



After today’s news I’m more woe is Frank Herbert…I thought Peter Berg was a bad idea...


20. Another Stakeout (Badham, 1993) USA (First View) One of those films which just happened to be on during a lazy period of the day. I wasn’t overly impressed in fact it was irritatingly shite, which when I think the “original” was pretty entertaining with a decent turn from Aidan Quinn, it seems an even bigger waste of my time.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 7:51:43 PM   
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Oh, didn't hear that about Dune. The book is amazing (though the sequels aren't), and I haven't seen Lynch's adaptation but I doubt any film-maker could really do it justice (though I think I would say the same about LOTR if I hadn't seen the films...)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 8:53:12 PM   
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03. Bolt (2008, Howard & Williams) - 3/5
Bolt starts off in a fashion that's too good to be true - ridiculously awesome action-adventure plot, kickass action sequences, great characters, heartwarming emotion, great animation, all-round enjoyment.



How old are you, precisely? 7? 

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 8:55:54 PM   
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1. Singapore Sling: O anthropos pou agapise ena ptoma (Nikos Nikolaidis, 1990) 9?/10
2. Seul Contre Tous (Gaspar Noé, 1998) 9?/10
3. The Wicker Man 9?/10
4. Ilha das Flores 9?/10
5. Crna macka, Beli macor (Emir Kusturica, 1998) 9?/10
6. Spiklenci Slasti (Jan Svankmajer, 1996) 9?/10
7. Boy A 9/10
8. Adela jeste neverecela (Oldrich Lipsky, 1978) 8?/10
9. Pontypool (Bruce McDonald, 2008) 8?/10
10. Slaughterhouse-Five (George Roy Hill, 1972) 8?/10

11. The Wrestler (Darren Aranofsky, 2008) 8?/10
12. Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005) 8/10
13. The Field (Jim Sheridan, 1990) 8?/10
14. Martyrs (Pascal Laugier, 2008) 8?/10
15. The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (Quay & Quay, 2005) 8?/10
16. Antichrist (Lars Von Trier, 2009) 8?/10
17. Last Night 8/10
18. A Fish called Wanda (Charles Crichton, 1988) 
8?/10
19. A History of Violence (David Cronemberg, 2005) 8?/10
20. 11:14 (Greg Marcks, 2003) 8/10


21. Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983) 8/10
22. The Broken 8?/10 (Sean Ellis, 2008)
23. Sin City 8?/10
24. Motel Hell 8/10
25. Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009) 8/10
26. Bunman, the Untold Story (Lee & Yau, 1993) 8?/10
27. Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, 2003) 8?/10
28. Triangle (Christopher Smith, 2009) 8/10
29. Mission to Mars (Brian De Palma, 2000) 8?/10
30. Iris (Aurelio Grimaldi, 2000) 8/10

31. $9.99 (Tathia Rosenthal, 2008) 8/10
32. Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant, 2007) 7?/10
33. Twin Town 7?/10
34. A Home at the end of the world 7/10 (Michael Mayer, 2004)
35. Bandits (Barry Levinson, 2001) 7/10
36. Ravenous 7?/10
37. The Devil's Nightmare 7?/10
38. A Dirty Shame (John Waters, 2004) 7/10
39. The Box (Richard Kelly, 2009) 7?/10
40. Tony 7?/10

41. Colin 7?/10
42. Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984)
43. Dracula (John Badham, 1979)

44. Rogue 7/10
45. Dawn of the Dead 7/10(Zack Snyder, 2004)
46. The Hills Have Eyes (Alexandre Aja, 2006) 7/10
47. The Game (David Fincher, 1997) 7/10
48. Rovdyr 7/10
49. Harvard Man (James Toback, 2001) 7/10
50. Pandorum (Christian Alvart, 2009) 7/10

51. Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (John Gulager, 2008) 7/10
52. La Horde (Dahan & Rocher, 2009) 7/10
53. O Brother, Where art thou? (Coen's, 2000) 7?/10

54. The Ruins (Carter Smith, 2008) 7/10
55. Resident Evil: Degeneration (Makoto Kamiya, 2008) 7/10

56. Sicko 7?/10
57. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007) 7/10
58. Hellboy (Guillermo del Toro, 2004) 7/10
59. The Final (Joey Stewart, 2010) 7/10
60. Four Brothers 7/10

61. The Haunting in Connecticut (Peter Cornwell, 2009) 7/10
62. Zombieland (Ruben Fleischer, 2009) 7/10
63. The Girl Next Door (Luke Greenfield, 2004) 7/10
64. The House of the Devil 6?/10
65. The Mad (John Kalangis, 2007) 6?/10
66. Feast III: The Happy Finish (John Gulager, 2009) 6?/10
67. Leprechaun in the Hood (Rob Spera, 2000) 6?/10
68. Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004) 6?/10
69. Jeepers Creepers II (Victor Salva, 2003) 6?/10
70. American Pie: The Wedding (Jessee Dylan, 2003) 6?/10

71. Plaga Zombie (Parés & Sáez, 1997) 6?/10

72. Robocop 3 (Fred Dekker, 1993) 6/10
73. Final Destination 3 (James Wong, 2006) 6/10
74. Alien 3 6/10
75. Quarantine (John E. Dowdle, 2008) 6/10
76. Opium & the Kung Fu Master (Chia Tang, 1984) 6?/10
77. Urban Legend (Jamie Blanks, 1998) 6/10
78. Blade: Trinity (David S. Goyer, 2003) 6/10
79. How High 6/10
80. Bugcrush 6/10

81. Maradona by Kusturica (Emir Kusturica, 2008) 6/10
82. The Skeleton key (Iain Softley, 2005) 6/10
83. The Onion Movie 6/10
84. The Longest Yard (Peter Segal, 2005) 6/10
85. Stridulum (Giulio Paradisi, 1979) 5?/10
86. Species: The Awakening (Nick Lyon, 2007) 5/10
87. The First Wives Club (Hugh Wilson, 1996) 5/10
88. Avatar (James Cameron, 2009) 5?/10
89. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005) 5?/10
90. Jason X (James Isaac, 2001) 4?/10

91. Date Movie (Aaron Seltzer, 2006) 4?/10
92. Leprechaun Back 2 Da Hood (Steven Ayromlooi, 2003) 4/10
93. Hulk (Ang Lee, 2003) 3?/10
94. Van Helsing (Stephen Sommers, 2004) 3?/10
95. The Day After Tomorrow (Rolland Emmerich, 2004) 3/10
96. Pokemon: The Movie (Haigney & Yuyama, 1999) 3/10



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La Campane del Infierno 9/10
The Edukators 8/10
War World Z 6/10
Inbred 5?/10
The Brass Teapot 7/10
Dettachment 6?/10
The Dead Inside 7?/10
The Haunted Mansion 5/10
Anatomie 2 6/10
Anatomie 6?/10

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 8:59:07 PM   
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01. The Hospital (1971, Hiller)
George C. Scott is a legend. Chayefsky wrote Network, which in my opinion has the best script ever. How could this possibly go wrong? In short, it's fantastic. Brilliant central performance, intricately absurd plot, and even some touching moments. A near masterpiece. 9



Awesome film really, funny, weird and with a very strong heart.


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The Edukators 8/10
War World Z 6/10
Inbred 5?/10
The Brass Teapot 7/10
Dettachment 6?/10
The Dead Inside 7?/10
The Haunted Mansion 5/10
Anatomie 2 6/10
Anatomie 6?/10

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 9:11:16 PM   
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03. Bolt (2008, Howard & Williams) - 3/5
Bolt starts off in a fashion that's too good to be true - ridiculously awesome action-adventure plot, kickass action sequences, great characters, heartwarming emotion, great animation, all-round enjoyment.



How old are you, precisely? 7? 


Don't be so ridiculous. A seven year old would never be scared of Iron Man. He's got to be around four?


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 9:13:46 PM   
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Wat you sayinng, Bolte iz amasing and he iz my heero. He iz well aewsom.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 9:21:52 PM   
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Wat you sayinng, Bolte iz amasing and he iz my heero. He iz well aewsom.


I was kind of agreeing with you, but whatever.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 9:27:40 PM   
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Wat you sayinng, Bolte iz amasing and he iz my heero. He iz well aewsom.


I was kind of agreeing with you, but whatever.



Did you like my impression of PA? I'm quite proud of it.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 9:45:54 PM   
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Wat you sayinng, Bolte iz amasing and he iz my heero. He iz well aewsom.


I was kind of agreeing with you, but whatever.



Did you like my impression of PA? I'm quite proud of it.


It needs a bit of work, I think . I thought it was aimed at me, which is why I replied.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 10:05:14 PM   
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Wat you sayinng, Bolte iz amasing and he iz my heero. He iz well aewsom.


I was kind of agreeing with you, but whatever.



Did you like my impression of PA? I'm quite proud of it.


It needs a bit of work, I think . I thought it was aimed at me, which is why I replied.



Oh, fine.

Pigeon Army reviews...

The Singing Detective (the series, not the film)- 0.5/5
OMG, this TV series started out SO WELL, with Dumbledore suffering from a KICK-ASS disease, and having some amazingly awesome dreams and some fascinatingly truculent memories. However, this early GOOD feel soon gives way to some UTTER NONSENSE, and I found myself wishing their was a hilarious hamster sidekick to enliven the events. That would have been AWESOME. By the second episode, I was very bored by Potter's obssession with sex and childhood problems (and let's fact it, the problems of childhood have been far better documented in this likes of, say, The Little Mermaid and this ranks among the likes of The 400 Blows and The Catcher In The Rye as one of the least brilliant, despite the fact I haven't read the latter as it's probably got archaic language in it). By the sixth episode I was just hoping it would end, so I could get on with far better films like Monsters Vs Aliens, which was AWESOME in EPIC PROPORTIONS. Not only that, but I found some of Potter's  ideology disturbing, like it's message that to be succesful and get a red-head ex-wife one must be mentally and physically ill, which is beyond repulsive. These ideas are what proves the work's downfall, as does the fact I thought this had Bob Hoskins in and it didn't. Perhap one day it will click, but not today.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 10:07:21 PM   
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Wat you sayinng, Bolte iz amasing and he iz my heero. He iz well aewsom.


I was kind of agreeing with you, but whatever.



Did you like my impression of PA? I'm quite proud of it.


It needs a bit of work, I think . I thought it was aimed at me, which is why I replied.



Oh, fine.

Pigeon Army reviews...

The Singing Detective (the series, not the film)- 0.5/5
OMG, this TV series started out SO WELL, with Dumbledore suffering from a KICK-ASS disease, and having some amazingly awesome dreams and some fascinatingly truculent memories. However, this early GOOD feel soon gives way to some UTTER NONSENSE, and I found myself wishing their was a hilarious hamster sidekick to enliven the events. That would have been AWESOME. By the second episode, I was very bored by Potter's obssession with sex and childhood problems (and let's fact it, the problems of childhood have been far better documented in this likes of, say, The Little Mermaid and this ranks among the likes of The 400 Blows and The Catcher In The Rye as one of the least brilliant, despite the fact I haven't read the latter as it's probably got archaic language in it). By the sixth episode I was just hoping it would end, so I could get on with far better films like Monsters Vs Aliens, which was AWESOME in EPIC PROPORTIONS. Not only that, but I found some of Potter's  ideology disturbing, like it's message that to be succesful and get a red-head ex-wife one must be mentally and physically ill, which is beyond repulsive. These ideas are what proves the work's downfall, as does the fact I thought this had Bob Hoskins in and it didn't. Perhap one day it will click, but not today.


That is pretty much spot on. Except everything gets 3.5/5 even with such a negative blurb.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 10:19:48 PM   
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Wat you sayinng, Bolte iz amasing and he iz my heero. He iz well aewsom.


I was kind of agreeing with you, but whatever.



Did you like my impression of PA? I'm quite proud of it.


It needs a bit of work, I think . I thought it was aimed at me, which is why I replied.



Oh, fine.

Pigeon Army reviews...

The Singing Detective (the series, not the film)- 0.5/5
OMG, this TV series started out SO WELL, with Dumbledore suffering from a KICK-ASS disease, and having some amazingly awesome dreams and some fascinatingly truculent memories. However, this early GOOD feel soon gives way to some UTTER NONSENSE, and I found myself wishing their was a hilarious hamster sidekick to enliven the events. That would have been AWESOME. By the second episode, I was very bored by Potter's obssession with sex and childhood problems (and let's fact it, the problems of childhood have been far better documented in this likes of, say, The Little Mermaid and this ranks among the likes of The 400 Blows and The Catcher In The Rye as one of the least brilliant, despite the fact I haven't read the latter as it's probably got archaic language in it). By the sixth episode I was just hoping it would end, so I could get on with far better films like Monsters Vs Aliens, which was AWESOME in EPIC PROPORTIONS. Not only that, but I found some of Potter's  ideology disturbing, like it's message that to be succesful and get a red-head ex-wife one must be mentally and physically ill, which is beyond repulsive. These ideas are what proves the work's downfall, as does the fact I thought this had Bob Hoskins in and it didn't. Perhap one day it will click, but not today.


That is pretty much spot on. Except everything gets 3.5/5 even with such a negative blurb.



That's true. But even without that, it covers most of the ten rules of 'Writing like Pigeon Army':

1) Overuse of the word 'awesome'
2) Bizarre love for irritating comedy sidekicks in kid's films (Bolt, Monsters Vs Aliens)
3) Random CAPS
4) Misunderstanding themes of work, or creating own odd theory (see: The 400 Blows, Ugetsu)
5) A .5 rating
6) A reference to the language of a novel being 'archaic' (fair enough, it was only twice and for the same author, but it's stayed in mind)
7) Reference love of Disney/American animated cinema
8) Knowledge of actor based only on most famous, and most dull, role
9) Use of words that sound like those an over-excited 9-year old would use i.e. 'kick-ass' (see also rule 1)
10) Drool over lead actress, especially if they are thin and have large eyes

P.S. I'm sorry PA, I love you really. Do you want to have a homosexual love affair? I do. Write soon.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 10:28:41 PM   
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01. The Hospital (1971, Hiller)
George C. Scott is a legend. Chayefsky wrote Network, which in my opinion has the best script ever. How could this possibly go wrong? In short, it's fantastic. Brilliant central performance, intricately absurd plot, and even some touching moments. A near masterpiece. 9



Awesome film really, funny, weird and with a very strong heart.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 10:36:50 PM   
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Wat you sayinng, Bolte iz amasing and he iz my heero. He iz well aewsom.


I was kind of agreeing with you, but whatever.



Did you like my impression of PA? I'm quite proud of it.


It needs a bit of work, I think . I thought it was aimed at me, which is why I replied.



Oh, fine.

Pigeon Army reviews...

The Singing Detective (the series, not the film)- 0.5/5
OMG, this TV series started out SO WELL, with Dumbledore suffering from a KICK-ASS disease, and having some amazingly awesome dreams and some fascinatingly truculent memories. However, this early GOOD feel soon gives way to some UTTER NONSENSE, and I found myself wishing their was a hilarious hamster sidekick to enliven the events. That would have been AWESOME. By the second episode, I was very bored by Potter's obssession with sex and childhood problems (and let's fact it, the problems of childhood have been far better documented in this likes of, say, The Little Mermaid and this ranks among the likes of The 400 Blows and The Catcher In The Rye as one of the least brilliant, despite the fact I haven't read the latter as it's probably got archaic language in it). By the sixth episode I was just hoping it would end, so I could get on with far better films like Monsters Vs Aliens, which was AWESOME in EPIC PROPORTIONS. Not only that, but I found some of Potter's  ideology disturbing, like it's message that to be succesful and get a red-head ex-wife one must be mentally and physically ill, which is beyond repulsive. These ideas are what proves the work's downfall, as does the fact I thought this had Bob Hoskins in and it didn't. Perhap one day it will click, but not today.


That is pretty much spot on. Except everything gets 3.5/5 even with such a negative blurb.



That's true. But even without that, it covers most of the ten rules of 'Writing like Pigeon Army':

1) Overuse of the word 'awesome'
2) Bizarre love for irritating comedy sidekicks in kid's films (Bolt, Monsters Vs Aliens)
3) Random CAPS
4) Misunderstanding themes of work, or creating own odd theory (see: The 400 Blows, Ugetsu)
5) A .5 rating
6) A reference to the language of a novel being 'archaic' (fair enough, it was only twice and for the same author, but it's stayed in mind)
7) Reference love of Disney/American animated cinema
8) Knowledge of actor based only on most famous, and most dull, role
9) Use of words that sound like those an over-excited 9-year old would use i.e. 'kick-ass' (see also rule 1)
10) Drool over lead actress, especially if they are thin and have large eyes

P.S. I'm sorry PA, I love you really. Do you want to have a homosexual love affair? I do. Write soon.





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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 10:58:15 PM   
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Wat you sayinng, Bolte iz amasing and he iz my heero. He iz well aewsom.


I was kind of agreeing with you, but whatever.



Did you like my impression of PA? I'm quite proud of it.


It needs a bit of work, I think . I thought it was aimed at me, which is why I replied.



Oh, fine.

Pigeon Army reviews...

The Singing Detective (the series, not the film)- 0.5/5
OMG, this TV series started out SO WELL, with Dumbledore suffering from a KICK-ASS disease, and having some amazingly awesome dreams and some fascinatingly truculent memories. However, this early GOOD feel soon gives way to some UTTER NONSENSE, and I found myself wishing their was a hilarious hamster sidekick to enliven the events. That would have been AWESOME. By the second episode, I was very bored by Potter's obssession with sex and childhood problems (and let's fact it, the problems of childhood have been far better documented in this likes of, say, The Little Mermaid and this ranks among the likes of The 400 Blows and The Catcher In The Rye as one of the least brilliant, despite the fact I haven't read the latter as it's probably got archaic language in it). By the sixth episode I was just hoping it would end, so I could get on with far better films like Monsters Vs Aliens, which was AWESOME in EPIC PROPORTIONS. Not only that, but I found some of Potter's  ideology disturbing, like it's message that to be succesful and get a red-head ex-wife one must be mentally and physically ill, which is beyond repulsive. These ideas are what proves the work's downfall, as does the fact I thought this had Bob Hoskins in and it didn't. Perhap one day it will click, but not today.


That is pretty much spot on. Except everything gets 3.5/5 even with such a negative blurb.



That's true. But even without that, it covers most of the ten rules of 'Writing like Pigeon Army':

1) Overuse of the word 'awesome'
2) Bizarre love for irritating comedy sidekicks in kid's films (Bolt, Monsters Vs Aliens)
3) Random CAPS
4) Misunderstanding themes of work, or creating own odd theory (see: The 400 Blows, Ugetsu)
5) A .5 rating
6) A reference to the language of a novel being 'archaic' (fair enough, it was only twice and for the same author, but it's stayed in mind)
7) Reference love of Disney/American animated cinema
8) Knowledge of actor based only on most famous, and most dull, role
9) Use of words that sound like those an over-excited 9-year old would use i.e. 'kick-ass' (see also rule 1)
10) Drool over lead actress, especially if they are thin and have large eyes

P.S. I'm sorry PA, I love you really. Do you want to have a homosexual love affair? I do. Write soon.


Wait - it's taken you half a year to make a comeback to the "Reviews by Jayb" post in the Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year 2009 thread, and this is all you can offer? A series of generalisations and lies that sprung out of a film whose opening minutes I loved because they were, yes, 'awesome' (I'll admit that point, but if something is 'awesome', I'll call it that)? And furthermore, doing it while I was asleep, so you knew I couldn't do anything to stop you?

I expected better from you, Jayb. With Morrissey and Rosenbaum dictating your every move, I would've thought there would at least be some eloquence, some thought, some poetry to what you were writing.

And in regards to the homosexual love affair - I'll only do it once you get Serge Daney's blessing.

As for you, Piles, stop sucking up to Jayb. He's never going to notice and let you blow him like you've always wanted.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 10:59:09 PM   
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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 10:59:45 PM   
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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 11:03:25 PM   
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#09. The Young One (1960, Luis Bunuel)
"The Young One” tells the story of a black jazz player, Traver (Bernie Hamilton), who is on the run from rape allegations. The woman he is accused of abusing is white, and he stands little to no chance if he should stand trial. So, he takes off to a remote island just off the shore of Carolina, where he is given begrudging refuge by Miller (Zachary Scott), the guardian and casual abuser of the titular young one, Evalyn (Key Meersman). There are a good amount of plus points about "the Young One”. The first is the themes, which are well handled and quite courageous when you think about it. This is a film made two years before Robert Mulligan's adaptation of Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird”, and yet it addresses the same issues (of racial prejudice, of the flaws in the American legal system) that Mulligan's movie is heralded as innovative and brave for. The stance it takes on racial prejudice is rather obvious now; good and bad cannot be boiled down to black and white. It all boils down to the hypocrisies involved in these accusations of rape; the main two condemners (at least the ones we see on screen) are morally contemptible beings themselves. Miller is himself a rapist, taking constant advantage of poor little Evalyn, and Jackson (played by Crahan Denton) seems to know about it but does nothing. However, there are certainly flaws in this theme's delivery, particularly at the climax, when plot development comes in the way of delivering this important message. Perhaps Bunuel becomes blinded by an opportunity to re-visit his favourite point of attack, the hypocrisies of the church. After all, acceptance and confession is what it takes for Miller to be forgiven of his scenes, and the film satirizes this well. However, this secondary theme compromises the primary one, and this is the major problem of the film. The acting can also be immensely wooden at times, but a great script with some real drama and – obviously – Bunuel's assured and maturing directing makes "the Young One” just as watchable as anything else the Spaniard as made, even if it isn't quite as rewarding. 3/5.

#10. Parade (1974, Jacques Tati)
"Parade” is Jacques Tati's final film, and is not so much a narrative film but rather a series of circus acts performed in front of a mocked up audience that is just as much part of the performance as the on-stage actors. Over the course of ninety minutes, we see jugglers, mimes (including Tati himself), clowns, musicians, and acrobats, all culminating in Jacques Tati's very last curtain call. The result is of mixed quality, nowhere near as brilliant as "Monsieur Hulot's Holiday” or even "Jour de Fete”, but nowhere near an abomination either. It has its moments of genius; the juggling segment is really quite awe inspiring, and Tati's presence is always appreciated. His mimes here don't seem as polished or as hilarious as his slapstick in the aforementioned two films, but his undoubted charisma sees them through to the end. These little sits are obviously of huge personal significance, and it wouldn't surprise me to learn that a young Tati was using these same set-ups to make his name in the music halls decades before. The final curtain call is indeed an emotional moment and, as asserted by Rosenbaum amongst others, it's not just the end of this jolly little film, but also the sun going down on a fabulous career. It is, though, a very flawed film, and although the format will doubtlessly be agreeable to a family audience it lends itself to a patchy and inconsistent end product. There are some weak acts, particularly the magician section and the final clown segment which is based around an orchestra. Ten minutes will fly by in a swirl of laughter before ten minutes of stoic, languid silence, and as a result this is not quite the swansong that Tati deserved. Overall, it's underwhelming and uneven, and the flickers of the genius we saw in the 40s and 50s are all but extinguished by some lacklustre padding. Still, "Parade” is an unpretentious bit of family entertainment, and it's not it has overshadowed the earlier, better Tati films in any way. 3/5.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 5/1/2010 11:07:08 PM   
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As for you, Piles, stop sucking up to Jayb. He's never going to notice and let you blow him like you've always wanted.


I love it how my attempt to defend you from Jayb's taunt of you being an illiterate fanboy is met with this hostile response. The emoticon doesn't change anything! .


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