The London Film Club - A Chat about Films

Discussion in 'London UK' started by Lord-Tice, Nov 7, 2005.

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  1. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Considering Dr Octopus is one of the greatest Spidey villains ever and was played by someone good it was much better.


    Certainly better then an ancient guy in a green reject Power Rangers outfit :p


    As with most comic book movies, the villains make the film. Goblin was crap, so Spidey 1 was not as good as it could have been. Doc Oc was better, so was Spidey 2.

    Venom is the supreme villain, so I would think that Spidey 3 would be better. Even if it has 2 other rubbish villains in it.
  2. jamierichards Jedi Master

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    "Certainly better then an ancient guy in a green reject Power Rangers outfit."

    ancient guy???
    not an accomplished,oscar-nominated actor?
    ancient???
    have you seen him with his shirt off?
    he puts most of us on here to shame with his chiselled physique.
    and his accent was considerably better than alfred molinas,that's for damn sure.
    okay,the costume was crap... but it was a character study.
    look past the silly costume changes.
    and venom is rubbish,not the ultimate villian at all...
    one dimensional... and he'll just look like some sub-giger influenced piece of cgi.
  3. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh no, Jamie's off again.... :p

    I do agree though, William Dafoe is a great actor and played it very well in Spidey 1. It is Mr.Raimi to blame for the costume decision, and he has since held his hands up with that one. I also suspect Spidey 3 will out-perform PotC3, mainly because PotC2 divided opinion so I don't think it'll be as successful.

    I was also thinking about seeing Apocalypto but I doubt I?ll get round to it. Does look good though.

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    Currently on youtube, you can see a poor quality trailer for the next Highlander film, Highlander; the Source. This film will be part of a Bill ?how much longer can I drag this franchise into the pits of doom? Panzer crafted trilogy, and this one will see Duncan Macleod try and find out the source of immortality. Some of it sounds interesting, such as the Guardian character, but based on this trailer, it looks dangerously like Highlander II territory and an all-and-out fantasy blitz, which for me isn?t what made the original (and only) Highlander film and tv series so darn good.

    Highlander; the Source

    To read more about the film's story, check Wikipedia out....much more informative then the official site, which kinda says it all really **sigh**
  4. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    LOL [face_laugh]

    I decided to read that Wikipedia page properly and this line has just made my anticipation level for the Source hit minus figures:
    'Zai belongs to a group of Immortals trying to find the Source, a story whispered among Immortals of their place of origin. The Guardian is its protector. He joins the other members of the group in a virtual internet chatroom (or corresponds with them by other means)...'

    Seriously, is that the best story device they could come up with???? I spoke to a big Highlander fan and work collegue of Ant's a while back and he found an early script for a Highlander film which involved Duncan Macleod as a homeless down-and-out living rough in Africa, with a pet Monkey his only friend. Right now though I think I'd rather they went with the Monkey friend script....
  5. chrisfree Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, that kinda kills the story.
    Maybe they'll make it some kind of Matrix spin-off. [face_worried]

    The [face_monkey] script 8-}
  6. jamierichards Jedi Master

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    this won't come as surprise to anyone,i'm sure... but i do prefer highlander two the quickening,to the original.
    :(
    i'll get my coat.
  7. jamierichards Jedi Master

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    that trailer,however... is a piece of crap!
    how much must that reel of film have cost???
    jesus,a child could storyboard a better sequence than that.
    i truly despair of 'hollywood',i really do...
    how do these films,like the hellraiser sequels... my god,those awful hellraiser sequels... ever get the money to be made?
    who puts up the money?
    what is the pitch?
    do the creators have pictures of the producers in incriminating situations?
    i want whoever is responsible for this bilge... cut off his head.
    there can be only one,my arse!!!
  8. jamierichards Jedi Master

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    and having read the wikipedea blurb.
    i shake my fist at these creative dodos!
    the character descriptions are laughable... not even good enough to be described as amatuer-ish.
    terrible.
  9. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    this won't come as surprise to anyone,i'm sure... but i do prefer highlander two the quickening,to the original.
    :(
    i'll get my coat.


    Darn right you'll be getting that coat! If there was one film that I wished could be burried in an adamantium capsule dug deep, deep down into the Earth's mantle and have the key thrown into outer space, then it would probably be Highlander II (certainly the original cut at least). Awful, awful film. I think you and I have very different ideas of what makes a good film jamie :p

    I am very intrigued by the Guardian character though, and it has Methos init who is always good value, so there is some hope but a very meager sliver at that. Personally I'd like them to do a Batman Begins and re-start the franchise, if indeed it needs doing at all.

    I did some digging and found this on imdb.com:
    'Joel Soisson's version of the script featured Duncan MacLeod living in a gas station in the middle of the desert, next to a run-down airplane. Also in the script, MacLeod smoked, wore cowboy boots and a hat, and had a pet monkey named Connor.

    They called the Monkey Connor, lol.....you couldn't make it up....oh, wait, they did. Man, I really want to read this script now [face_monkey]

  10. Darth_Konikus Jedi Master

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    Has anyone seen Talledaga Nights yet? I saw it the other day and Will Ferrel had me screming. Deffinately the funniest film I've seen in a long time :)
  11. Kiz-Joa_Janall Jedi Knight

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    It didn't have him screaming. It had him screaming and weeing at the same time! [face_laugh]
  12. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    I hope Matt didn't wee all over the recently cleaned sofa ;)
    Haven't seen Talledaga Nights, although I do hear there's a Highlander reference init funny enough.

    Last week I treated myself to the The Usual Suspects DVD for a mere £2.99 and today I sat down with a nice cup of tea and watched it (the film that is, I drank the tea). I've been meaning to see this film for ages but never got round to it despite it being on Film4 as I type this. Great film I must say, reminded me a bit of The Prestige actually, and it certainly had me fooled for most of it.

    I wouldn't mind seeing The Last King of Scotland either.
  13. ch-hala Jedi Padawan

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    Re: Highlander
    "There can be only one"

    "There should have been only one!"




  14. Kiz-Joa_Janall Jedi Knight

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    Aah, The Usual Suspects is an amazing film.
    On another note, I've finally watched Casino Royale and I think that Daniel Craig is one of the best Bond's that the screen has seen (and it really does have nothing to do with the body). He is as the Bond character should be, as peeps will know if they read the books and the only other who equals the role IMO is Sean Connory. Craig was definetly the best choice to pick up the mantle and hail all who sail in him. :D
    But Star Wars and Rocky Horror are still the best films ever. ;)
  15. Commander Antilles Force Ghost

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    //digs out photo of Izzy dressed as Magenta circa 1994.

    //reads what I wrote on the back circa 1994.

    [face_blush] [face_laugh]
  16. jamierichards Jedi Master

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    apocalypto!
    we went to see it on saturday,and it was very good. not as gory or violent as they make out. but they all talked funny. scotch,or something?
    saw the trailer for 300. it was so good. on the big screen...
  17. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    The language they speak in Apocalypto is Yucatec. Spoken by the Mayan race when they were still around.
  18. jamierichards Jedi Master

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    thank you,for that most informative post,sithlorddarthritchie!
    :)
  19. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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  20. Kiz-Joa_Janall Jedi Knight

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    I've FINALLY seen Battle Royale and it's wicked. I've bought it now and watched it a couple more times. I've bought Battle Royale II too and heard it's not quite as good as the 1st but I'll probably still enjoy it. [face_hypnotized]
  21. jamierichards Jedi Master

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    wasn't that on the digi-telly the other night?
    it's a bit violent,i've heard tell...
  22. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    I think Battle Royale is doing the rounds of FilmFour at the moment. It is indeed a great film, haven't seen the second one either but I suspect it's more of the same, just not as original.
  23. major_phennir Jedi Knight

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    Best film I've seen so far this year and probably going to be my film of the year is Bobby. Most likely I will be raving about this film as much as I did Brokeback Mountain last year ;)

    Bobby, for those who don't know, follows the events leading up to the shooting and fatal wounding of Robert Kennedy at The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles in June 1968. Kennedy, the younger brother of the assassinated JFK, was a leading contender for the 1968 Presidential election and is widely regarded as the greatest President America never had.

    The film itself is a broad narrative of the United States at the time. Taking in 22 different characters it paints a vivid picture of an America on its knees, warn down by the Vietnam War, disenfranchised from its leadership with huge gulfs between rich and poor, black and white, divided by violence and lawlessness. A country that in many ways was desperate for hope. Bobby is a film of big messages and its central theme is encapsulated in the powerfully moving final moments, with Kennedy's own remarkably hopeful and idealistic words adding to the pathos of a quite extraordinary climax.

    Although Bobby ends on a bleak note, it is most of all a hopeful film and it is brilliantly played by a exceptional cast. It's a film that importantly lasts in the memory and has a message that is worth listening too.

    Excellent.
  24. jamierichards Jedi Master

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    whodunnit?
    that's all i wanna know...
  25. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    Bobby has a very impressive (and long) cast list, but hasn't quite taken my fancy. The TV ads make it out to be a film version of 24, which I'm not sure is misleading?

    It seems all our Highlander talk has paid off:
    Behold a thing of beauty and glory!!

    Can't wait :D
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