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    Posted: 16-Nov-2007 at 16:02
I can't wait for Beowulf to come out tonight. It's going to be horrible since every version of Beowulf that hollywood puts out always is. I made the mistake of seeing the Last Legion it was absolutely horrible, a train wreck if you will, I couldn't stop watching no matter how much I wanted to.
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  Quote Styrbiorn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Nov-2007 at 16:27
What's wrong with Beowulf & Grendel? Stellan Skarsgrd as king Hrothger can never be wrong! And they have quite a few Nordic actors, instead of Americans with ridiculous accents.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402057/
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  Quote Aelfgifu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Nov-2007 at 17:46
Originally posted by elenos

Watched "Quills" about the Marquis De Sade. An arty film but a good one.
 
I love that movie... I even have the DVD. So beautiful.
 
I saw a curious movie called "the perfect creature". It was not too bad, as long as you have no great expectations before you start.

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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Nov-2007 at 21:04
i saw 'the wind that shakes the barley' few days ago. not exactly a great movie but a good topic and it was obviously difficult to make a 2 hour movie about such a vast topic.
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  Quote King John Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Nov-2007 at 22:45
Originally posted by Styrbiorn

What's wrong with Beowulf & Grendel? Stellan Skarsgrd as king Hrothger can never be wrong! And they have quite a few Nordic actors, instead of Americans with ridiculous accents.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402057/


Actually I enjoyed the Nordic actors over American actors with wierd crappy accents. For Beowulf and Grendel I thought the writing was particularly poor. I also can't stand Gerard Butler, I think he is a really bad actor. However I think Beowulf & Grendel will be a better adeptation of the poem than the new Beowulf.
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Watched Support your Local Sheriff for probably the 5th time.  James Garner is just hilarious.
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  Quote Dolphin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Nov-2007 at 02:52

Striptease with Demi Moore, made me think about the two, big, wholesome, squeezy, caressable, warm, bouncy issues in my life...Tits and Demi Moore's tits.

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  Quote Byzantine Emperor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Nov-2007 at 18:58
Originally posted by King John

I made the mistake of seeing the Last Legion it was absolutely horrible, a train wreck if you will, I couldn't stop watching no matter how much I wanted to.
 
Yeah, I went and saw it with some friends back home.  It became progressively worse until finally degenerating into a train wreck, as you described.  We were pretty much laughing at it by the end.  "Byzantine" warrior-women from India?  Generic Excalibur sword from Julius Caesar?  Come on! LOL
 
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  Quote King John Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Nov-2007 at 19:18
I actually saw Beowulf iun 3D on friday, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. There were some very funny parts to it, I however don't know if those parts were meant to be funny. Generally it wasn't horrible. I was pleasantly surprised.
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I saw Atonement yesterday. I had read the book, so I knew the nasty bits I was in for, but my friend did not...I think she was quite as depresses as we came out as I was after finishing th book. It is quite the tearjerker in square... Pretty nice, though a bit slow in places.

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I watched Elephant yesterday, a very good movie in the way they showed the ordinary kids lives.
 
also watched Driven with my lil bro today cause he was home sick. Man its an awsome movie.
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  Quote Sarmat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2007 at 07:25

I recently watched a new Russian historical fantazy movie "1612" and liked it a lot. Clap 

Hope it will be available in English soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvuMD_BhJpM&feature=related

 



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Originally posted by Dolphin

Striptease with Demi Moore, made me think about the two, big, wholesome, squeezy, caressable, warm, bouncy issues in my life...Tits and Demi Moore's tits.

 
Doesn't that make four, big, wholesome, squeezy, caressable, warm bouncy issues?
 
Got around to watching Curse of the Golden Flower (see previous post), which turned out to be a visually stunning movie with a captivating story (court intrigue in Tang dynasty China, with assassinations, incest and huge armies clad in pure silver and gold bashing together) and a surprisng ending. It's a must see for everyone who enjoyed Hero or House of Flying Daggers. 
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  Quote Dolphin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2007 at 13:54
Tits is one issue, and Demi Moore's tits is another...It's like battered fish and chips, they must be grouped together for maximum enjoyment..Cheeky
 
GroundHog Day - brilliant show!!
 
The Simpsons Movie - like a pretty average 'new' episode - in other words pretty poor..
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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2007 at 18:34
Originally posted by Sarmat12

I recently watched a new Russian historical fantazy movie "1612" and liked it a lot. Clap 

Hope it will be available in English soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvuMD_BhJpM&feature=related

 



a Polish friend of mine also saw it and didn't liked it...i have yet to see it...but since you said fantasy movie, i'm probably not going to like it either...
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  Quote Roberts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2007 at 19:07
Originally posted by Sarmat12

I recently watched a new Russian historical fantazy movie "1612" and liked it a lot. Clap 

Hope it will be available in English soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvuMD_BhJpM&feature=related

 



I also recently saw this movie. Nothing great, but entertaining to some extent. The computer effects were amazing, the whole story not so - too many fantasy stuff for my taste.

Also the underlying nationalistic tone was too noticeable Smile , for example the comparison between the orthodox and catholic faiths, of course favorable to the former.

And most funny thing of all, the main hero was some Russian serf named Andrey, who becomes master swordsman after having a dream in one night and also a master gunner and designs cannons and munition for the defense of Russian town and with one uber accurate cannon shot destroys almost half of the Polish army.

Taking everything aside, it was the military historical aspect why I wanted to see this movie and it let me down. The art of war in this movie is comparable to the Lord of the Rings.
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  Quote Sarmat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2007 at 19:22
Guys, like I said it's just for entertainment. That movie doesn't claim to show "the true history" like for example "Mongol." That's why I didn't have any strong expectations about the historic accuracy and liked it.

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  Quote Sarmat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2007 at 19:32
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a Polish friend of mine also saw it and didn't liked it...i have yet to see it...but since you said fantasy movie, i'm probably not going to like it either...
 
I'm not surprised. I guess your friend didn't like the fact that the movie had real Polish actors. The funny thing is that the Polish villain form 1612, was played by the same guy as the Polish fictional hero Jan Skrzetuski from "With Fire and Sword" movie.
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  Quote Roberts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2007 at 19:41
Originally posted by Sarmat12

 
I'm not surprised. I guess your friend didn't like the fact that the movie had real Polish actors. The funny thing is that the Polish villain form 1612, was played by the same guy as the Polish fictional hero Jan Skrzetuski from "With Fire and Sword" movie.


The Polish actor was very good in his evil character, very believable and confident acting.
From Russian side I liked the actors who played Minin and Pozarsky. Too bad they had such minor roles. Was very positively surprised to see the "Russian special agent" as Pozarsky, can't remember his name.LOL


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  Quote Sarmat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2007 at 20:16
I don't think there was Minin in the movie. Only Pozharksky, played by Mikhail Porechnikov.
 
I also actually liked the Polish character a lot. The Spanish guy from the movie was also actually played by a real Spanish actor who was in Goya's Ghosts.
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