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shane24

shane24 on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

For anybody who has troubles loading my other page because of too many comments. Plus it's easier for me not having to scroll down all the time. :)

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, Shane. Nathan and Jeremy might have a solution to the comments issue. Stay tuned...

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

They set it up so that only the most recent comments show up on the page. It looks good.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

Whoops. Here's this account. Um, would you rather I just reply to the latest comment on the sites new layout, or would you rather me just post here, so you don't have to check two accounts? As of now, I have no problems typing on or loading your old page.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

Well, well Shane! :) I'll see which account I post comments to. :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I'll post in here from now on if it's easier - I just saw your comment on TheHonestFilmFan's page, sorry you've had problems with the new change to the comments on your page!
I just got some server errors, so things aren't running too smoothly I guess. I've got to go to bed, I'm really tired. I'll speak to you tomorrow bud :)

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Shane,

Yes, when I emailed Nathan earlier today, he brought up the hiding of older comments and just showing the two most recent ones. I thought it was a good solution for those who have a lot of comments, but perhaps showing something like, say, 10 comments would work better than just two.

Do you have only have problems when you hit the "View earlier comments" button, or is your page loading slow before then?

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

20-30 comments is good, too. I'm sure the guys can find a solution. Let me know what Nathan says.

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

Shane, did you email Nathan/Zampa or just leave a message on his page? If you'd like, I could email him and see what can be done.

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

I'm on the case!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, the new comments system is messed up! I can only see the two most recent comments!

Back to your comment from Tuesday,

I'm surprised you were bullied/mocked! I didn't think someone like you could be. For me, it isn't very difficult. The people who did bully me were from my own country. So, that's worse. No one else bullies nor says anything slightly rude. Just a couple from my own country. Since one of the three bullies left, the other two are inert!

I understand what you mean. Just gotta be stronger and wiser in decision making. Something like a petty bully just isn't worth any trouble.

The bullies don't call me 'curry'. They're 'curry' themselves

I'm actually not very sure just how much of a restriction on violent video games my religion has.

I do like your new page quite a lot. It makes commenting to you a lot easier because my page doesn't freeze though expect me to accidentally reply to your 'shane24' account by mistake!

Gotta go, be back later. Gonna re-watch Vertigo. Re-watched The Matrix last night which went down about 100 places on my list :(

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

I get it, bro. I just sent you a friend request for the sake of completion. As for the comments, the new system is probably going to make the entire section look less messy and more organized. I've never had that problem but you're an extremely popular guy on this site :)

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for accepting hehehe..

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djones16

djones16 on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

thanks for the friend request

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

My previous comments were about asking you if you had seen the Worlds End, and how my Dad really hates Dumb and Dumber and his opinions have dripped into me, despite never having seen the film.

Btw, your going to comment on my page from now on, please reply to my latest comment, so that things don't get clustered and lost into the void.

Went to get my Christmas tree today, and omg, saw that girl from Intermission who had the moustache and did the news report thing. It was pretty cool. Not sure if it really was her, as she only looked like she was in her early twenties, if not younger. How old do you think she if in Intermission? She has to be a certain age, considering she has a root with the porn addict at the end. :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

Yea, I will try to do that someday, maybe before the sequel comes out. By the way, I assume you're excited for that as well? I love how it's called Dumb and Dumber To! :)

I suppose I could just load the rest, but I thinking of maybe doing daily question things and other fun stuff. Would you want that?

Yeah, but this looked EXACTLY like her. It was eerie. Maybe she has a younger sister or something, I dunno.

Yeah, I'm gonna try and start using some more of it in everyday life. I think it's fantastic!

Well, I've seen two movies so far this weekend, but haven't posted them yet, cause I want GP2 to be my 500th. One was Best Worst Movie, that documentary on Troll 2, which I thoroughly enjoyed despite not haven seen the original subject. The other was Nebraska, Alexander Payne's new film which Bruce Dern won best actor for at Cannes. It was really good as well, very atmospheric.

But I guess that doesn't really answer your question, does it? I guess I'll be seeing Hobbit 2 next weekend, and may see Anchorman 2 the week after that. Might watch Godfather 2 tonight as well, if I've got the Timothy.

Will you be mostly commenting on my page with your first account? If not, maybe think about getting a funny profile picture. Seeing Bill Murray's cackling face every night is something I've grown emotionally attached to. Never thought I would say that sentence in my life. Lol.

ALSO, ALSO ALSO, JUST FOUND OUT HOW TO GET CAPS LOCK ON IPAD! SUPER HAPPY, AS YOU CAN TELL.

Also, also, also, also, you need to add folk singer Loudon Wainwright III to your list of my recommendations. His music is outstanding, can give you a list of my faves later on if you'd like.

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Caesar

Caesar on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

Shane, test out the "View earlier comments" button on your other profile, when you get a chance. Nathan/Zampa set it up so that it should show the next previous comment with each click you make.

Let me know how it works for you. :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

I'm not sure which profile of yours to use Shane, so I just decided to write to you on this one for now :)

Wow, so close to being the same percentage again :D

So I'm wondering, since it's near the end of the year, what's your favorite film of the year so far? And do you think it'll change by the end of the year? :)

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alismouha

alismouha on 12/8/2013 Reply  · 

Silly Flickchart. Wait did you mean leave comments here or on my own profile?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 4/6/2014 Reply  · 

Hey can you read your page now? If not leave me a comment and I'll talk to you here!

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 4/6/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, this page is fine. Your other one took a while to load. I like quotable dialogue too. Except when it doesn't fit the movie. It's like the difference between Bond and Bourne: you don't really expect Bourne to be snapping off quippy one-liners (ok, he did a few times).

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 4/7/2014 Reply  · 

I'm pretty sure atheists can understand the plot of Last Temptation; some of the concepts explored in it are universal. Though it is nearly three hours, so your attention may drift (or it may not, Scorsese is pretty great).

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 4/11/2014 Reply  · 

I guess you saw I added Blue Valentine on iCheckMovies, right? I just noticed that I hadn't checked it on some top list. I only saw it once on March 2012. I liked Williams, but thought Gosling was trying too hard, and liked the story idea of a disintegrating marriage. That's about all I recall, sorry.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 4/11/2014 Reply  · 

I had mixed feelings about Carnage. The actors are all good, but they're let down by the dialogue. The movie's set in one apartment for nearly the entire running time, but the reasons for that become increasingly contrived. I suppose there are some interesting and funny moments in the movie (the four characters get increasingly hostile to each other), but there's also a lot of boring points. Polanski has done better.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/24/2014 Reply  · 

Alright sounds good thanks ;)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 4/25/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I think I may start commenting here for a while.

When Fargo started and I heard Martin Freeman doing the accent I squealed. He is glorious in that freakin' show, dude.

I saw your comment on my Letterboxd list, figured I should answer it here.
The Winter Soldier kicks ass. The best Marvel movie. So intelligent and well-made. I love Steve Rogers as a character, now. He's the closest thing we have to a true superhero in this day and age of superhero films. He doesn't brood, he doesn't moan, he doesn't give up and he doesn't go on and on about "destiny" or "purpose" and other meaningless buzzwords. Yet he's still a really interesting and complex character. Meanwhile, DC is trying to make Superman relatable and are doing a pisspoor job of that! Ah, well. At least we've still got good Marvel movies. I love Phase 2 so far!

Your thoughts on Cap 2? How about Spider-Man? Or Noah? Or Pee-Wee?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 4/29/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, I saw your comments on Keelee von Cupcake's page. And I don't want to interfere in that or anything, but your comment about being ignored feeling like a slap wanted me to send this message. When I'm online and someone's sent me a message, I don't always reply right away. Sometimes I want to think my response over, or I'm not in the mood for talking or whatever other reason. It doesn't mean I mean to insult the person by not replying. Anyway, that's all.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 5/3/2014 Reply  · 

Your explanation made sense.
I had mixed feelings about Kevin and Umbrellas.
I thought Kevin was generally a character study about the parent of a school shooter, and I think Tilda Swinton gave a very good performance. However, sometimes it was a bit too arty/pretentious/vague at times, and I was wondered what the director was trying to communicate.
Umbrellas, well, having the characters sing the dialogue was an interesting idea, but it didn't do that much for me in the end. It's very colorful (but then so is the Wizard of Oz). Oh, I liked the story. It's a bit simple, but bittersweet.
Anyway, I'm not sure if my current scores for them are reflective of my feelings. I guess they sorta work as intended, but maybe they could've been better. I can always change them.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 5/3/2014 Reply  · 

Your explanation made sense.
I had mixed feelings about Kevin and Umbrellas.
I thought Kevin was generally a character study about the parent of a school shooter, and I think Tilda Swinton gave a very good performance. However, sometimes it was a bit too arty/pretentious/vague at times, and I was wondered what the director was trying to communicate.
Umbrellas, well, having the characters sing the dialogue was an interesting idea, but it didn't do that much for me in the end. It's very colorful (but then so is the Wizard of Oz). Oh, I liked the story. It's a bit simple, but bittersweet.
Anyway, I'm not sure if my current scores for them are reflective of my feelings. I guess they sorta work as intended, but maybe they could've been better. I can always change them.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/7/2014 Reply  · 

See any good movies lately

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Nayr111

Nayr111 on 5/9/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks, I've seen a good amount of those docs. Saw Raising Arizona today, dissapointed me. It was funny but the plot was messy and it was honestly boring at times. It's normally hit or miss with me for the coen brothers. I LOVED miller's crossing and the big lewbowski. No country was perfect until the ending, which I think sucked. Inside llewyn davis was pretty great. You a big fan of their movies?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/9/2014 Reply  · 

Yo Shane I'm going to see Amazing Spider Man 2 later tonight I'll maybe make a review of it on Letterboxd if not I'll just tell you what I think of it

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/10/2014 Reply  · 

spoilers in this review type of thing for amazing spider man 2
alright just got back from seeing it I actually really enjoyed it I thought it was better than the first from Amazing Spider Man I do agree there are some flaws with it I guess this is kinda a spoiler but I was disappointed with Paul Giamatti's character as rhino the scene was only like 5 minutes and I do agree their are some pretty goofy and annoying scenes in their but other than that I really enjoyed it a lot more going on in it some surprises I did not expect I really like Jamie Foxx's character the most in the film as electro as this person who nobody cares about and gets back at everyone
I wish that there was one last piece of dialogue with spider man before he died and again there were some surprises at the end like when Emma Stone's character dies so ya I really enjoyed the film other than my complains with it

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/10/2014 Reply  · 

Ya i wish his character as rhino was used more

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/10/2014 Reply  · 

And ya I'll follow you on Letterboxd

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 5/12/2014 Reply  · 

http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=signs

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 5/12/2014 Reply  · 

Yes, you are correct, it's a page making fun of the M. Night "Signs", which is kinda how I feel about that movie. I thought the other Signs was cute, though maybe a tad artificial. According to Flickchart, I saw it about two years ago, and I don't remember much else. *shrug*

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 5/13/2014 Reply  · 

Nope, I saw you added it on your iCheckMovies account and realized I didn't add it on mine yet.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/13/2014 Reply  · 

I hope it's alright if I comment here,my computer is having trouble loading your other page :)

I've been well,I've been too lazy to watch a lot of new movies lately,but I started listening to a lot more music lately.

I liked Noah,I know there are a lot of people bitching that it wasn't completely faithful to the source material,but I don't really have a problem with that.Everything that was added made the movie more dramatic and suspenseful.I kind of liked Aronovsky's style and might check out Pi.Is it worth my time?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/14/2014 Reply  · 

I've been listening to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for a while now,but a few months ago I discovered Bob Dylan,and he's pretty amazing.Any thoughts on them?What kind of music do you listen to?

Any thoughts on Ben Affleck's Batman suit?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/15/2014 Reply  · 

Haha!Thats what a lot of people say when I tell the mI like Dylan,then they usually sing one of his songs with a really exaggerated impression of him :)
So what are some of your favorite bands?

I really like the batsuit,it looks like The Dark Knight Returns batsuit,have you read that?Do you read comics?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/17/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Shane remember when we were talking about how do I handle violence well I just got done watching the Scorsese short film called The Big Shave I don't know if you heard of it it's about just a guy shaving and cutting him self while he does it so the whole time I'm watching it I'm cringing up into a ball while watching close ups of him cutting himself while he shaves I don't know why but I've always had a fear of people cutting them selfs while they have I don't know why

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 5/18/2014 Reply  · 

Vertigo went from top 100 to top 10. How about you?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/26/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks man! I'm going to try and get Shawshank off there this week :)

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 5/28/2014 Reply  · 

Do you think product placement is a good thing?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/29/2014 Reply  · 

I watched Shawshank and wow...what a film.Perfect acting.Perfect story.Perfect writing.I literally can't think of a single problem with it.I finally understand why everyone loves it so much!

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 5/29/2014 Reply  · 

OK, I think you covered that topic pretty well. I'd like to add that I liked what Tarantino does, making fictional products and having them pop up every now and then. Also, I think Castaway thought of as a commercial for FedEx is interesting.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/30/2014 Reply  · 

Is Shawshank top 10 material? I don't see why not! The only thing ''wrong'' with it is that I didn't really feel like it had a memorable scor,but that's just me.

How's your trip going so far?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 5/31/2014 Reply  · 

I had mixed feelings about ASM2. I think it's a step up from Webb's first effort, though that felt like a bland remake of Raimi's first Spider-Man. However, ASM2 did feel too overcrowded, jumping from plot thread to thread, without coming up with anything memorable *and* wearing out its welcome. I thought the Gwen subplot was sweet, though. Overall it felt average compared to other superhero movies (nothing really bad in it, but it doesn't really strive for anything). I prefer Raimi's trilogy.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/1/2014 Reply  · 

hey shane I finally got down on my French fried poatatas mmhhmm impression im now a pro at it mmm ;]

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 6/1/2014 Reply  · 

I thought all the motives of his enemies made sense. Electro was sorta like Elliot Rodger--people didn't pay any attention to them, they suffered from extreme loneliness and possible mental health issues, they began to obsess over something they couldn't have (having a girlfriend/Spider-Man). When they got lethal power, they became dangerous and hurt people back.

Osborn was set to suffer from the same fate as his father, having this terminal disease or whatever it was--unless Spider-Man gave him a blood transfusion, which was the only way Osborn would be cured. Spider-Man refuses to give him his blood (and doesn't even tell him why), which is giving him a death sentence. I think you would be upset under those circumstances.

Rhino was sent to prison by Spider-Man and wanted revenge on him. Perhaps the sequel will expand on that.

The reason they made the movies is because of money, right? Which fuels pretty much every production... they're going to make Spider-Man movies regardless, and I'd rather not have Sam Raimi direct if he was bored of it.

I don't know what the Sinister Six is.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/7/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for letting me know,do you think I would like it?

How long are you on holiday for?

Do you like Pappilon?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/8/2014 Reply  · 

Who's cooler,Clint Eastwood or Steve McQueen?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/9/2014 Reply  · 

Back to you on Game of Thrones the mountain and the viper yeah I started rewatching the last part of it that fight was awesome

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/11/2014 Reply  · 

Clint Eastwood for sure

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/11/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah,maybe cool isn't the right word.Clint Eastwood is more of a badass,and Steve McQueen is more cool.You say Newman is cooler than McQueen,eh?Should I watch The Hustler?How 'bout The Sting?

I watched Gran Torino twice in the last couple of days,that is the best movie I've seen in a long time.I try not to rank films too high when I've only seen them once but Gran Torino jumped into my top 5 after just one viewing,I watched it again and loved it just as much.You like it?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/14/2014 Reply  · 

Haha Clint's got a pretty amazing singing voice :)

Do you think that you can watch too many good movies,and they don't seem too be very good anymore?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/18/2014 Reply  · 

Did you watch the season final of Game of Thrones boy all I can say is Happy Fathers Day

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/3/2014 Reply  · 

Guardians of the galax. What did you think of?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/6/2014 Reply  · 

Haha! I was beginning to think you were ignoring me! :D

Ah,I'm not really sure what I was trying to say.I guess I felt like all I was watching were films that were considered "great",but I've tryed starting to mixing in some films that are considered not-so-great.

What are your thoughts on Tarantino? I bought a box-set with all of his films (except Django) and am really likin' him so far.I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/6/2014 Reply  · 

There is a theater dedicated to Heath Ledger? Wow.
I loved guardians, funny, emotional, charming and great characters. But lame villian. Cap 2 is still the better superfilm of all the ones this year. Guardians close behind. I was wondering what you feel about 3D. I HATE it and ruined the guardians experience for me. So when I get back from vacation im watching movie again in 2D before adding it on flickchart

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/6/2014 Reply  · 

How would you rank Tarantino's films?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/6/2014 Reply  · 

Whoa! The Raid 2 cracked your Top 10! Thoughts?

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/7/2014 Reply  · 

No Im Scandinavian :p
Well, get back to me after you see Guardians. Would like to hear your opinion
Also, what top 3 movies would you recommend that has come out this year. 2014 has been rather a boring year, so it would be nice with some recommendations

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 8/12/2014 Reply  · 

*******Spoilers for The Raid 2**************

Yeah, I knew that wasn't Mad Dog. I only knew because I read that he was in it but was playing a different character. A lot of people got confused with that though, including my friend when we watched it. I would most likely have too if I didn't read about that beforehand.

Hah Yeah, I wouldn't be extending my shoulder out of respect to that fucker either, he showed Rama none pulling out those knives the dirty little fucker! :D

Were they protecting him? Damn I can't remember man, maybe they were just getting close to him or something or it was an elaborate ruse to gain his trust? I don't know, I'll have to see it again. I'm terrible at remembering these things evidently.

*******Spoilers for The Raid 2**************

Ooh, Coffs Harbour looks incredible! I'm sure you're looking forward to spending New Years there :)

I saw Guardians of the Galaxy. Thought I'd let you know that I'm sure you'll really like it. Great soundtrack and just tons of fun, probably Marvel's most visually exciting film anyway :)

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Linzeda

Linzeda on 8/12/2014 Reply  · 

I think my comment was the one that dropped out, so here's what I wrote:

Yeah, it does feel like I've been pregnant for longer than I actually have haha I'm dealing with it ok. It helps not to look at my belly, in the mirror. haha I hope I'll be a good mom. :D Yeah, I'm actually turning in my two weeks today--I have SOOoo much to do to prepare for a baby, and I won't be able to get it done if I keep working until the due date.

Yeah, I just finished reading The Mayor of Casterbridge and just started The Picture of Dorian Grey.

Coofs Harbour looks beautiful! I'd love to live there! :D

Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet? My hubby and I just watched it over the weekend. It was purdy good! :D Aaand it made me cry! haha so annoying!

----Can you believe Robin Williams died?!?! It's so horrible! :(

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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/12/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Shane! I left comment 4902 last night, here it is:

I am of the same opinion, that women who start messing with their faces usually can't stop at one procedure and it makes them look alien and unnatural for their age. You can't reverse the ageing process, it should be embraced.....but women are put under a lot of pressure I guess.
I love how Helen Mirren looks, I would be happy if I looked like her when I'm over 50! She has a natural grace about her, and Cate Blanchett has that too.

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I was sad to hear the news about Robin Williams this morning. It was so, so weird........last night before I went to sleep I watched TV in bed, it was an episode of Family Guy on BBC3 that had the storyline that whoever Peter touched, turned into Robin Williams in one of his acting guises(bearded serious Robin, fun zany Robin etc).......and then to wake up to that news, I was seriously freaked out.
It's so terribly sad. I used to watch old re-runs of Mork and Mindy as a kid, I absolutely loved that show. I really liked him in Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Awakenings and Death to Smoochy too. And Mrs Doubtfire :)

Sorry you're having problems with your page! I'll keep posting here until things are sorted out.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/12/2014 Reply  · 

I've never heard of Rick and Morty. I was probably talking about Billy and Mandy.

YOU GOT ME!!! Haha, that was a pretty great blog, huh?
The two on the left are actually old friends of my father from Boston. The fellow was his former co-worker he would go to the movies with all the time (they saw The Big Lebowski together, if my memory serves correct) and the female individual beside him is his wife.
The only other young guy in the photo is Shanty Dave, or do you mean the kid in the "More Craic, More Photos" post?

Thanks! I love the shirt too! I found it in a shop in Milan that had all different shirts in the same style. They had one of Alex and his droogs, Vincent and Jules in the apartment, Doc and Marty. I also got a Full Metal Jacket hoody.

I'll assure you that there was nothing but 7up in that pint glass. Alcohol tastes really gross to me. I don't enjoy ingesting it.

Wow! The Raid 2 cracked your Top 10! Thoughts?

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Linzeda

Linzeda on 8/13/2014 Reply  · 

haha I'm not quite at the point where I'm ready to be done with the pregnancy. I'm sure this time next month I'll be singing a different tune. ;) ha unfortunately, I'm not done with work yet, so progress is still going at a snail's pace. They asked me to stay a week longer than I planned, and like a sucker I said yes. :P But, work feels a little easier to bear, since it feels like I'm there as a favor haha

So far, Dorian Gray wasn't what I was expecting, but whatevs. It's SUUUPER pompous haha! I picture that character looking like a youthful, innocent-looking, bigger-eyed version of Tom Cruise :D

Oh, that's right, you guys get movies a bit later than we do. :D Nice! I hope the play rules! Yeah...I think it was a part that would normally make me cry, it just felt way more intense than it should have haha What kind of random moments have you teared up on in movies?

He was one of my favorites as a kid, too. I really want to draw a picture of him, as a tribute, but I KNOW I'm gonna cry so hard during the process. :P

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 8/13/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah just watching it made me just want to watch the first one

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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/13/2014 Reply  · 

I watched the trailer, it looks like a witty, funny movie! Hopefully I'll get to see it. The sign language, LOL! :D Thanks for telling me the trailer was out, I looked for it a while back but didn't find anything. :)
How do you feel about watching it given the subject matter and the fact it's your cousin acting in it? Will it be weird if she's in a sex scene, the chances are quite high aren't they?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/13/2014 Reply  · 

Rick and Morty does sound bloody weird. Wow.

Do you think I would like The Raid 2 if I hadn't seen the first?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/15/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, I'll try and watch The Raid:Redemption before I check out the second one then.

What movies do you plan to watch next?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/15/2014 Reply  · 

Cool, keep me up to date when you see those films!

Nope, I don't recall you telling me that I was going on a trip. Where to?

I watched the new The Little Death trailer. Wow. Looks very funny. I laughed at the foot fetish joke because of the great delivery. Looks like it has some really great comedic timing. I already saw it in an earlier clip, but I love that hepatitis role play! :D

Haha, I had a goodd chuckle at that image you put in my head. I trust you weren't being a dick about it though. You're too fucking nice of a guy to be a dick about anything.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/15/2014 Reply  · 

Wow. I googled Coffs Harbour as you said, and it definitely looks like a great place to live. I'm a tad perplexed by the Big Banana landmark.

Hahaha! I love that story! DO I LOOK FOOKIN' ALRIGHT?! :D

Oh yeah, of course. Calling me a cockhead doesn't make you a dick, you asshole. ;)

Expendables 3 was pretty bad, man. I don't see the fun in it. It was pretty horrible, and it rewarded characters for murdering strangers for no reason. I dunno, I know I shouldn't be taking it too seriously, but it just really didn't sit well with me.

How was God's Pocket?

How was Cockney's VS. Zombies?

How was The Purge? Do you intend to see the sequel?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/15/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, yeah. If I like Guardians of the Galaxy, I'll be sure to check out James Gunn's other work.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/15/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't seen the previous Expenables films. I only saw the third because of bad timing and missing screenings and whatnot.
Have you seen the other Expendables films? What do you think of them?

I'll check out Guardians hopefully in the next few weeks. Hopefully. I heard Howard the Duck is in it, so that's tipped me over into really really wanting to see it. :)

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/15/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, whoops! I thought you had already seen Guardians, so I guess I spoiled that for you! WHOOPS!
I've heard it's only like a 2-second cameo though. So not that much is spoiled.

Feel free to kick it, man. Treat yourself. You deserve it.








I assume.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/15/2014 Reply  · 

It is a strange thought! I don't know how I'd feel, but I agree with you that the sex is pretend but the nekkidness is real, and that could be uncomfortable to see couldn't it! I guess I would just watch, but look away if I felt weird about anything, ha.

Have you got anything lined up to see this weekend? I have Nebraska, and Philomena waiting for me to watch. :)

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 8/15/2014 Reply  · 

How do you judge an actor's performance?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 8/16/2014 Reply  · 

I accually did see it before I thought it was ok but yeah the first is a lot better
Rage was pretty dang awful I dont really recommend it unless you a huge fan of Nicholas Cage

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Wade92 on 8/16/2014 Reply  · 

I thought Locke was pretty good. Tom Hardy really gives a good performance and he definitely was up to the challenge of carrying the film since pretty much the entire film takes place in his car and only the voices of the other characters are heard during phone calls. My only complaint is that I was under the impression that the movie was going to be much more gripping and suspenseful when it really wasn't. Otherwise I quite enjoyed it. This isn't really a movie with mainstream appeal but serious film lovers should enjoy it.

I also thought it was pretty cool that they filmed the movie in real time with the other actors in a studio actually calling Tom Hardy and delivering their lines while they were filming.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/16/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Shane hope you're having a good weekend!

Message 4903 was left by Nintendopete and I will copy and paste it below:

Hey Shane, it's been awhile. I was just checking your recently watched films. You have been killing it! lol. I think that's hilarious you saw Sharknado 2. They have been promoting that movie as one time screening event here. Which I found funny that movie has any hype at all.

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I haven't seen Sherrybaby but have seen Secretary.......yeah I wonder if Jake and Maggie watch each other's movies, lol?!

Wow, Kate's doing 18 hour days? I hope she's enjoying her work even though it's bound to be tiring.....and must be hard on her back at times too.

Haven't seen the Nightcrawler trailer, but will try and have a look :)

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

Well I rented it from red box and it said Rage but when I typed it up here it was a different title so I don't know what that was there
Nicholas Cage has his over the top acting in it which was fun to watch but the story has already been done before and it was boring and dull.

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

Oh yeah hi forgot to message you back
Scandanavia is pretty cool, here in Denmark our policy is not so fucked as in the rest of the world

Godzilla ill try out later when it comes on dvd

I HAVE to watch dawn before it gets moved from the theathers. Ive not been able to due to vaccation. Rise of monkies is my nr. 23 on flickchart

I am not a big fan of movie comedies - tv comedy shows on the other hand I adore, which are your favorites? So stepbrothers was okay, there were some funny moments but nothing speciel. Comedy moviesthat I love are rush hour series, jump street series and especially the Intoucables. An amazing film and hilarious. Would really recommend it. Bumped over it didn't get at least a nomination for best foreign film. Strangelove is funny as well but it was more of the other stuff in the movie that placed to movie so high on my list. What are your best comedies youve seen?

Haha yeah, these comments are really messed up

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

Are you excited for SIn City 2? Did you hear about the teaser for The Hateful Hate that'll play before it?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

Just watched the Nightcrawler trailer, wow I'm really interested in this movie......I got an American Psycho vibe from it too.
Jake has lost so much weight for this role......he looks like Flint from Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs haha!

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

The funny thing is, The Hateful Eight isn't filming. Yet. There's literally no footage for it, but somehow there's still gonna be a 1 minute 43 second trailer coming out in two weeks.

I don't have much interest in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, because I know basically nothing about it. Would you recommend it? Would you want me to go in completely blind or research it a bit beforehand?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/17/2014 Reply  · 

It's cool that you enjoyed A Woman Under the Influence. It's good to enjoy movies sometimes, you know? Sometimes.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/18/2014 Reply  · 

DUDE! James Gunn wrote Scooby-Doo 2. Holy shit what.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/18/2014 Reply  · 

I loved Serpico. Just a really well-put-together movie. Al Pacino was great, and Sidney Lumet. Holy cow. What a director. You like him? I like him a hell of a lot. I've seen 3 films of his: 12 Angry Men, Serpico and Network. All great.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/18/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't heard of Prince of the City. What is it, and what role do the eyebrows play in the whole thing?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/18/2014 Reply  · 

Haha, if I end up watching the film, it'll be impossible to get the eyebrows out of my mind! :)

Guardians of the Galaxy is pretty high on your List of Shame now, huh? Geez. I should probably see that movie sometime.

Which films do you plan to watch next?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 8/19/2014 Reply  · 

I can see why you'd move The Raid 2 down Shane, but I'm still happy you loved it :) I re-watched it again and it's apparent, to me at least, that the second half is really where it steps up. The first half is littered with cool fight scenes but it's only when the hammer girl, baseball bat man and assassin fights take place that the movie really gets in gear.

So, you got any plans to see anything soon buddy? :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 8/19/2014 Reply  · 

Been off the grid for a while! :D I was in Galway last week and only got back on Sunday, so I was unable to watch anything or get on Flickchart/Letterboxd unfortunately. Back now though so I'll get back to watching movies and having discussions with you :)

I really liked the baseball bat guy and hammer girl. It'd be cool if we got to see some more of them in The Raid 3 or we got a bit of an origin story for them, but can't see that happening and it might take away some of the mystery around them so it may be best left untouched.

I've been meaning to re-watch In the Mood for Love. The last time I seen it I felt the same way you're feeling now; disconnected. A lot of the slow motion and fleeting moments and glances just left me bored to be honest. It had its moments though so I'll give it another go some time.

I hope you enjoy Guardians! I really think you will :)

Yeah, I took a double take at 'kissed him in the ear' :D

I'm back on Letterboxd now Shane :) Boondock Saints 2 added last night - not very good so it wasn't! :D

Louie was pretty funny. I don't really watch stand-ups that often but it was short and I was in the mood for a laugh and gave it a go. So yeah, it was pretty funny :)

Machete Kills I didn't really like. Mel Gibson was the only good thing about it in my opinion. Him playing crazy was entertaining and he seemed like he was having a lot of fun whereas the rest of the film just felt boring any time he was off screen. Even the violence/action felt boring to me.

Guardians I really liked! It's got a great soundtrack that I think will really work for you :) Chris Pratt is very good, the action scenes are shot very well, even Drax, who I thought would be the most boring character, was surprisingly funny! Some of it feels like familiar territory but there's enough wackiness to the characters and setting that it feels pretty fresh. My only problem was Zoe Saldana, didn't think her character was interesting at all really which is a little disappointing. But the rest of the 'Guardians' were great. I'm finding it hard to say much about it actually without spoiling stuff. I'll just say that it embraces the absurdity and it's all the better for it, probably Marvels most 'fun' film yet so I hope, and expect, you to enjoy it :) Get back to me when you see it buddy and we can talk more spoiler-y about it :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/19/2014 Reply  · 

Have you heard about the new tv show called Powers that's going to star Sharlto Copely? Sounds interesting! Noah Taylor will be in it too.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/20/2014 Reply  · 

Are you saying Treat Williams is a Treat to watch? Tip your waitresses.

Have a good weekend! I'll be seeing a plan this Saturday meself. It's called Ballyturk, and stars Cillian Murphy! I'm freakin' pumped!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 8/20/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, Galway is a cool place. Well, the nightlife is good and that's pretty much all I experienced buddy! :D

Yeah, I'd say leaving us wanting more of hammer girl & her bro is probably the best option.

I think we probably have Shane! That's pretty crazy but very cool :)

No I haven't but I'll check them out.

Haha that clip was great! I'd probably do a whole lot of stupid shit with that kind of money too! :D

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/21/2014 Reply  · 

Nope. I haven't seen Peaky Blinders. What's it about?

David Woods has some really good new blogs out. I really recommend his ones about photography and the immigration office. Check 'em out! I'm not in them though, so don't get your hopes up! :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 8/21/2014 Reply  · 

Is it cool for me to be leaving comments on this page still since you're using your old account again? This one loads much faster for me Shane :)

Really? That's the second time you called me a mysterious dude. Now I've gotta try and maintain that mystery because I like it :D

Damn, well it's been a great almost two years! You've recommended me so many superb films and I've recommended you... uh, one or two that you liked I suppose :D My library of films ain't up to yours Shane but I try :D

Cool, I'll check out some more Louie Louie oh no, said we gotta go, yeah yeah yeah yeah, y'a said a Louie Louie, oh baby, we gotta go...

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/21/2014 Reply  · 

I'll try and stalk David Woods for a bit too try and photobomb every blog he ever makes, how about that?

Secretly judging them?!! :O
I'd be shocked if I didn't do that as well! :D Hahaha!!!

No, I've no weekend job. I'd be busy with schoolwork for the most part, and a kid needs social interaction as well, Shane. :)

I was a bit disappointed in the few amount of films I had on my chart pre-1940. So I did the most time-efficient thing: I watched 4 short films! But I must say, those George Meillies films have astonishingly clever special effects. Would you agree?

Wait, which guy? Pissing next to the road? What?! WHAT'S GOING ON?!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/21/2014 Reply  · 

Oh no, that does sound like a terrible start to the weekend! What a lovely sight, lol! :O

Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy :D

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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/21/2014 Reply  · 

Have you seen any of the ice bucket challenges that the celebrities are doing on youtube, vine etc? I watched Chris Pratt's one, it was pretty funny :D

I'm starting to see trailers for Sin City 2, it looks so impressive visually. Can't wait to watch it! :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/21/2014 Reply  · 

Wow, that guy at work really sounds like a douchebag! No problem with you ranting on my page, man! Feel free to continue, I found it a good read!

Is black tomato slang for something, or is it a literal black tomato? :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

Mysterious weirdo it is then! :D

What!? You don't know that song? Damn, I though that was one of those famous songs that everyone kinda knows when they hear. You surprise me, Australian giant, you surprise me :)

I'll check that video out and get back to you Shane.

In that case I might give Chewed Up a miss. Don't fancy crapping my pants Shane, even from laughter.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

I love the action in The General. Fantastically, choreographed, and it complements the slapstick excellently. Few films get by purely on spectacle for me. The General would if it didn't also have it's own great emotional core. Great film.

I'll try and check out Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. Is it your favorite silent film?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 8/22/2014 Reply  · 

What did you tweet to him? :)
I assume you liked it? :D

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/23/2014 Reply  · 

Hey! Guardians made your Top 10! Nice! Wanna talk about it?

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Caesar

Caesar on 8/24/2014 Reply  · 

My Flickchart is a mess right now (I'm waiting for Flickchart 2), so I'll go by my Letterboxd list: I've got Stage Fright 24th out of the 32 Hitchcock films I've seen. To me, it's either a weak three stars or a strong two and a half. So, yeah, I didn't think it was very good. Hitchcock definitely made a lot of clunkers.

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Caesar on 8/24/2014 Reply  · 

I believe the guys work on Flickchart 2 in their spare time, so there's no timetable for when it'll be done. I can't imagine it'll be much longer, though.

Nathan has never said anything at all about the new Flickchart being a pay site, so I wouldn't worry about that.

I'm part of the "Flickcharters" Facebook group, so whatever new information there is about the site, I can pass it along to you. Dinelka and Conner are there as well, so they can also keep you up to date on things.

Are the comments on your main profile page still messed up?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/24/2014 Reply  · 

That play sounded great, man! What was it like knowing Fleety personally and then seeing him onstage?

When I was on holiday in America, I went to a local high school production of Little Shop of Horrors, because the American's I was staying with knew one of the kids in it. It's was very well-done (especially the monster) but I got a nosebleed halfway through!!! I had to go to the bathroom in the lobby and clean myself up cause I had no tissues!!! :O
When I came back into the theatre, all the characters who were dead were suddenly back to live and singing onstage. Needless to say, I think I missed a fairly important development! It was hilarious walking out of the show surrounded by people I didn't know in a shirt covered in my own blood! :D
Maybe you had to be there, but their reactions were priceless!

Oh, yeah. I saw a play yesterday too! Look up "Ballyturk written and directed by Enda Walsh" on youtube. It's a very strange, abstract play about Cillian Murphy and Mikel Murphy pretending to act out how everyone in the fictional town of Ballyturk dies, until one of them is eventually forced to face death himself (played by Stephen Rea!) Holy moly, the energy onstage is amazing. They do these elaborate dance routines and bouncy conversations with to-the-second precise timing. And whoa. Cillian Murphy was better in this than he's been in any of his films. And I love him in his films!!! :D Amazing! Everyone else is great as well. I really hope the play catches on and gets made different places around the world, cause it's something you can only experience.

HOLY SHIT GUARDIANS THOUGHTS? BYE BYE RAID 2!

Thoughts on Lucy/The Inbetweeners?

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Caesar

Caesar on 8/24/2014 Reply  · 

Fifty Shades of Grey! Nah. I want to see Fast & Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron, maybe Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: Episode VII, and maybe The Revenant.

Are you excited about a new Mad Max being released?

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/24/2014 Reply  · 

yeah, im back sorry for late response. Always forget

anyway, Denmark and USA policy. Even though our politicians are messed up as well, we do have pretty fine benefits. Free education, free hospitals (as in we do not have to pay to get treatments), if we get sick and cant work a lot of help is given, pregnant women can take a 6month off from work and still get paid while being away, and everyone is equal no matter how good you are and how much money you have :P
These are the ones from the top off my head

Dude you SAW GUARDIANS AND IT IS YOUR #8!!! PLEASE enlighten me how it made so far up your list out of 8000 movies!

also can you state your favorite directors? Since watching stanley kubrick movies during the holiday I have gotten a huge attracion of watching many movies of a same director, you know, to actually find out which directors I find to be the best. Usually I just watch a movie, and have an opinion, without thinking about who directed it.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/24/2014 Reply  · 

Hey! I'm good, sorting stuff and boxing stuff up to get ready to live somewhere new, I'm excited about it, this time next month I'll be settled hopefully :)

Has Kellie moved already? Hope it went smoothly if so. :)

Oh wow that's amazing that Little Death will be at Toronto!

I read the play review, sounds like something I would enjoy, especially with the 80s music accompanying it, it sounds great. So pleased for Greg and Tegan that it's such a success.
You made me laugh telling me about the woman with her tummy troubles and the rumbling seat!! :D


OMG Shane how awesome is Guardians of the Galaxy?! :D
I'm happy you loved it as much as I did!
Favourite jokes? Jackson Pollock? LOL!
I'm still listening to the soundtrack. Right from the beginning where we first see the grown-up Star Lord, I knew I would love it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the movie :)
I've started watching Chris Pratt in Parks & Recreation, I find him hilarious!

Inbetweeners 2 was a pretty good laugh, but one joke fell completely flat for me(no-one in my cinema laughed at it, it was stony silence!) and some of it was just ok. But it was a fun night at the cinema :) I see we scored it the same! How did you find it, have you been to any of the locations?

I might see Lucy this week or next. It looks like one of those unrealistic movies where you have to suspend your disbelief, would that be accurate? As long as there's some good action in it I'll be happy!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 8/26/2014 Reply  · 

The song is Louie Louie by The Kingsmen? Give it a listen and you may recognize it :)

Awesome, I'm glad you had a great time at the play Shane :)

Nope, I didn't know Denis Leary stole anything from Louis C.K. I'll look it up now though.

I just got looking up Sylvester Stallone singing Too Close to Paradise there, fucking great Shane, thank you for mentioning it! :D

So, I noticed that Guardians of the Galaxy cracked your top 10! Damn, you really loved it huh? C'mon, thoughts you motherfucker? :D What made you love it so much, favorite character, scenes etc. :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 8/26/2014 Reply  · 

I'll be surprised if you don't recognize the song.

I've gotten used to them using generic action music for a lot of these superhero/blockbuster movies. There may be one or two slipping my mind, but The Avengers and Iron Man 3 had good music for the action scenes from what I can remember. The rest of the Marvel movies had the generic action scene music. At least from what I remember, I could be wrong.

The biggest complaint for me was probably Zoe Saldana, thought she was a fairly boring and uninteresting character. The rest of them were great though.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/27/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah,the more I think about it,the more i think I might care more about the characters in Guardians than Avengers.But Avengers is still mah' favorite,there's just something so awesome about Iron Man shooting his repulsor-rays of Captain America's shield,hittin' the bad-guys! Do you think it has potential to move higher on your list?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 8/28/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I agree with what you're saying about the music. Especially for GOTG, a lot of it felt fresh and different so adding unique musical choices to the action is something that should've definitely been done I think.

Her first interaction with Quill was very good! :) I hope they build on her character a bit in the second film, she felt very flat to me in this one. In fact, I'm not sure Marvel have made a truly interesting female character yet. Black Widow would probably be the closest. Maybe I'm being a bit harsh? I'm probably being a whiny asshole Shane aren't I? :D

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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/29/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for telling me about the play, I wish I could have seen it :)

Probably won't be around too much over the next 2/3 weeks, I'll try and come say Hi if I can, but my time off work is going to be spent packing and organising, then unpacking, haha. Then I go back to work from my new place! I'm excited :D

I hope Kellie's move goes well when it happens, I wish you guys all the best and hope your trip goes smoothly. Driving back sounds like a nice idea!

***********spoilers for Inbetweeners 2 **********

No, the Jay part at the start did get laughs, not lots but it did make us chuckle.

The joke that didn't work was the dolphin and Neil! When it turned up its flippers there was no reaction from the audience whatsoever! On paper, it sounds like a funny joke, but translating it onscreen made it lose the comedy, I felt.
When they ran over the squirrel in the tv series, that was funny and tragic at the same time, but the dolphin thing just didn't work! Did your audience laugh?

**********************spoilers for Inbetweeners 2 ***************


*************spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy ***********


I loved Rocket and Groot too! That's very true about the Star Wars parallel :) I didn't know about the dog being a Guardian until I read up about it afterwards!

The after credits scene was a sort of 'is that it' for me and my brother.........we didn't really get into Howard the Duck much, so it didn't have an effect. I was disappointed there was no Avengers 2 teaser!
My friend who went to see it said there was one guy in his cinema who lost it when Howard the Duck appeared, got all excited and was like 'fuck yeaaahhhh' at the screen, haha. I guess it was one for a certain type of Marvel fanboy/girl :D

I did think that Groot would have some sort of sprout/offshoot that would grow again. I loved dancing Groot at the end, and to my favourite Jackson 5 song, like you said, it was pure joy!

It is a shame that the Hooked on a Feeling 'ooga chaka' wasn't done in the same way as in the trailer! I remember thinking you would be disappointed!
I love listening to 'Come and get your Love' and 'Fooled around and Fell in Love' from the soundtrack, it's such a good listen!

***********************spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy*********************

I like Parks & Recreation so far, it has a comedy documentary style vibe like The Office, and all the cast are good.....I think it will grow as the series goes on, I'm only half way through season one at the moment.


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Kate668

Kate668 on 8/29/2014 Reply  · 

Nah I can't whistle like Michael Rooker :D He was awesome, I agree!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/30/2014 Reply  · 

Tombstone was pretty good.I thought there were a lot of cheesy parts,but there were a lot of cool parts too,so it kind of evened out :) And Doc Holliday...that is a cool character.

What do you think of Clint Easteood as a director? I'm checking out more of his films and would like to get your thoughts on him.

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saddler16 on 8/30/2014 Reply  · 

Ahhhhhhh!!! Clint EASTWOOD,not Easteood! :D

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ironichipster on 8/30/2014 Reply  · 

Well, you highlighted performances that are... flamboyant. And there's nothing wrong with appreciating unhinged Cage, I like The Wicker Man for that reason. I'm more interested in comparing more subdued performances. For example, Cage's Oscar nominated co-stars Elisabeth Shue and Meryl Streep in Leaving Las Vegas and Adaptation (yeah, I know that Streep goes a bit crazy at the end). Do people think, well, that is the best way they could've delivered that line in that situation? What separates a good actor from a great one? I'm simply curious about acting. If you don't know, that's okay.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/31/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, Shane! I'm back. Sorry for the lateness on my part (Lateness, seriously?) I assume I still have to post here, yes?

No, I barely get nosebleeds at all, and if I ever do it's during my sleep. That was the one time in the last two years that it's happened to me! And that's why it was soooo weird!!!

Do you plan on seeing Guardians again in the theater?

You seen any films lately that have stuck out to you? I watched Jaws last night. Good flick.

School's starting back up now, Shane, so I'll be on here a little less often than usual, but I'll try to keep updating. Another reason I'm not on here as much is that I'm writing a lot more fiction now, as David Woods is eager to read anything I do after meeting me at the party! :D

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/31/2014 Reply  · 

I am making use of it! :D He's giving me really great advice and we're just having fun talking movies! I'm writing more now than I ever had, cause he gives me really great encouragement. He likes my stuff, and I'm getting better with every project. He knows he's appreciated :)

Have you any thoughts on Jaws?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 8/31/2014 Reply  · 

We've been talking about our anticipation for Interstellar, the works of Tarantino, 2001 and Brendan Gleeson's new film The Grand Seduction.

I've seen the trailer for Birdman. It looks freakin' amazing. I hope Michael Keaton makes a big comeback off of it. It looks freakin' amazing!!!

Foxcatcher is the one with Steve Carrel and Channing Tatum, right? I have no real thoughts on it. I'm gonna go see it, but I'm not pumped for it or anything.

Haven't seen the trailer for Nightcrawler. Does it give away too much? That's Jake Gyllenhaal, right?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/1/2014 Reply  · 

We haven't really been talking about films on a critical level, so I'm not entirely sure which types of films he likes. He said he liked The Guard at the party, and he also expressed admiration for the films of Christopher Nolan.

Okay, I'll wait. I haven't seen a film completely fresh in a long time. I need to stop researching things beforehand! :P

Speaking of Nolan, have you seen Following? I find it a very interesting movie, considering the films Nolan followed it up with.

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saddler16 on 9/2/2014 Reply  · 

What would be your favorite film he's directed?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 9/2/2014 Reply  · 

I knew you'd have heard that song before! :)

Well, The Guest is out on Friday so I'm really looking forward to that. I hope to get to see the first showing, I'll let you know my thoughts on it if you'd like? :) As for other movies, I'll probably just flick through Netflix and watch a couple of random ones this week.

Got anything planned to watch soon yourself?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/3/2014 Reply  · 

Following interested me because Nolan is now making these massive movies for millions and millions of dollars and his first feature was made for practically nothing, yet it keeps his basic style. Very very interesting.

Nope, haven't heard of What We Do in the Shadows. What is it?

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gaveecho on 9/5/2014 Reply  · 

I really liked The Guest! Style, soundtrack and the main character all worked for me. Pretty much ticked all the boxes for me Shane and that's all I'll say, I'll wait 'til you see it before saying anything else :)

Hah Yeah, when I saw you were gonna watch Transsiberian I decided I'd give it a go as well! It's been on my list on Netflix for ages so you gave me a reason to watch it and I really enjoyed it! So thanks for spurring me on to watch it buddy :D

Did the kid on the plane mean anything at the end? I didn't think there was anything to it but the way it was shot made me think there may have been something I missed. So, did I miss anything do you know? hah

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saddler16 on 9/5/2014 Reply  · 

I loved Unforgiven.Man,for some reason I almost started crying when he went into the bar at the end,it was just so damn great.That and the part where he's talking to the kid (we all got it comin') we're just perfect.It might be a top 20 film after a rewatch.Do you think it's the unofficial story of what happened to The Man With No Name from the Dollars Trilogy?

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saddler16 on 9/5/2014 Reply  · 

Nah brah,haven't seen The Beguiled.Is that the one where he's a soldier who tries to seduce a bunch of women or somethin'?

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Boonmee on 9/6/2014 Reply  · 

Just in case you don't see the icheckmovie's message: Letterboxd isn't allowing me to post comments right now. I'm not ignoring you. :)

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gaveecho on 9/6/2014 Reply  · 

Without going into anything, yes I do think The Guest is a movie for you :) If you don't like it when you see it I'll explain my reasons for thinking it'd be a film for you, but I'm pretty sure it's the type of film you'd like buddy :)

Ah, no worries about the kid on the plane, I'm pretty sure it meant nothing anyway! I'm just over thinking it :D

Oh, I just thought of you getting into a situation like the one in Joy Ride, don't go messing with any crazy truckie's Shane :D I also love how you didn't bother correcting it, instead you just let me know that autocorrect capitalized it and kept it how it was :D

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gaveecho on 9/6/2014 Reply  · 

I know pretty much nothing about the wombat Shane, care to enlighten me? :)

Holy shit, good job you cancelled the stay then. Doesn't sound like the most hospitable place at all.

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gaveecho on 9/7/2014 Reply  · 

Damn, it sounds like an intimidating place. Let me know how you get on with driving through it anyway, if you take a while to reply I'll start to think the worst! :D

Nope! It isn't Hardy, it's Dan Stevens from… The Guest :) Thought my picture was due a change, we've both had Murray for ages now so I decided for something with a bit of color :) You know I love the atmospheric neon lighting in movies so that kinda sold me on this picture :D

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/8/2014 Reply  · 

Eagle vs. Shark? How THAT sounds good!

How've things been going?

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gaveecho on 9/10/2014 Reply  · 

Well, that was an interesting paragraph on wombats Shane! I knew exactly nothing of what you typed, so thank you for that, it was an interesting and surprising (smashing jaws & being made of muscle in particular) read :)

I had to google echidna there, so they're like a hedgehog? :D After your paragraph on wombats I hope you don't hit one!

1700km, wow you're doing some traveling Shane, sounds good :) Hope all is still going good, been a few days since I was last chatting with you. Everything thing still all good and going smooth, yeah? :)

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gaveecho on 9/10/2014 Reply  · 

You serious about the echidnas dick? That's not something I'm gonna bother looking up :D

It's good you passed through that town without any trouble. Ah, what nice goats! hah

Wow, not much will get past you Shane! It said 'BAKERY' painted on it and you figured out it was a bakery, you smart sunuvabitch! :D

Hey, I was thinking of creating a list on Letterboxd for next month, a list of horrors for October y'know. I was wondering how should I go about this? Do I create a list and tick each one off or do I just keep adding to it watching random horrors throughout the month? Should I limit it to ones I've seen before or have a few in to re-watch as well? And lastly, I'd appreciate, if you want, any recommendations! :D You've got the rest of this month so no hurry on recommendations buddy, you enjoy your traveling for now! :)

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gaveecho on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

Damn, poor echidnas!

Hah Sorry Shane, I'm sure it didn't look like a bakery at all as you said! :D

I've got 12 movies that I'd like to see added, Ginger Snaps is one that I believe I saw before years ago but can remember anything about it so I might just count it as a first time watch. Is that acceptable? :D

Any type of horror Shane! I'm honestly up for anything, if it's in the list I'll give it a go if I can get it :) They don't have to be good, even if they're terrible I'll watch them if you recommend them buddy :) I think I might add a few that I've seen before y'know but keep the majority as first time watches. Does that sound okay?

You can take a look at the list as it is so far and see what you think of it Shane, it's up now with only 12 so far :)

Ooh, Possession! Yes! I'll have to give that a re-watch for sure :)

I know, I'm on a pretty shit run of films at the minute buddy, the latest being a generous two stars! A few of the 3 and 3.5 ones were really enjoyable though, so I didn't mind too much :)

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gaveecho on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

But it's been so long since I watched it that I can remember nothing! :D hah Okay Shane, Ginger Snaps will go down as a re-watch :)

Yeah of course, I was gonna tell you to comment away on the list if you'd like, you can let me know if you've seen any of the ones that are on it right now and ask whatever you'd like :) I'll answer as soon as I see it, we could get a proper discussion going if we're both on at the same time :)

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gaveecho on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

Just checked The Homesman trailer out there now and it does look really interesting! Thanks for letting me know about it, I'll keep my eye on it now.

I have to say thanks again for taking the time to recommend those films buddy :) I remember you recommended 'Magic' in a similar list I asked you for but I never got round to it, I'll be sure to see it this time round :)

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gaveecho on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

Is this the Alexandre Aja one? Because I checked my list and it's down in the 1000's, but I actually really liked it! I actually think it's one of the best remakes I've seen, it's depraved, well directed and has a fantastic unsettling score that plays throughout the movie. I'm sorry we didn't get to argue about a movie Shane, but I guess we've gotta agree here! :D

I get why you were asking though; we rarely disagree with each other on movies so it'd be interesting to discuss a movie where we are polar opposites in how much we liked it :) I'll see if I can think of any if you'd like to discuss? :) Or if you've got one then let me know, I'll check your list for a few I love/hate and see where you rank it buddy :)

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

How was If . . . ?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

My chart is a mess Shane, that's how! :D I'll change it now soon, I've got a pile of movies to add that I've already added on Letterboxd too!

Mulholland Drive is the obvious one but we've already discussed that in the past. I think you said you needed to give it a re-watch anyway so discussing it again is out of the question! :) One of us will think of something anyway! :D

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gaveecho on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

But I love Napoleon Dynamite! Just kiddin! Yeah, so I get the appeal, understand why one would love it but it just didn't work for me at all really. I can enjoy random humor but most, not all, of the jokes in ND fell flat for me. Don't get me wrong, it had its moments, the slap scene in particular was very funny but for the most part if just failed to make me laugh. Maybe I should give it another go? It's been ages since I've seen it so maybe the random humor would work better for me with more mature eyes? :D

So, there wasn't much of interest in that paragraph Shane, apologies! :D

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gaveecho on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

Y'know what I've been meaning to re-watch, and maybe I'll do it tonight, is Evil Dead (2013). I remember we were both disappointed with it but I was wondering did you ever re-watch it or was it just the once you seen it? I wonder if it'd improve on a re-watch.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

Still writing, yes. Exam results came back on Wednesday, and as I reward I got Final Draft 9, so I've been writing a whole lot with that! LOVE IT!

And just for the sake of bragging, here's how I did in my exams from May.
IRISH - B
ENGLISH - A
MATHS - B
HISTORY - C
SCIENCE - B
GEOGRAPHY - B
RELIGION -B
ART - A
BUSINESS STUDIES - B
SPANISH - B
CSPE - A
yeha!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, comedy is so subjective it's nearly pointless trying to debate it with someone. The directors cut of Daredevil I've heard is a big improvement, I may check it out some time :)

That'll be a constant problem with Evil Dead for sure, I just hope there's something that sticks out on a re-watch that makes me appreciate it more. Yeah no problem, I'll let you know how it was on a re-watch Shane :)

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

Final Draft 9 basically formats your screenplay correctly, basically automatically, whereas I had to manually change margins every line before in Microsoft Word. It can also keep track of all your characters, scenes, locations, props, etc. It can help you plan out scenes, character arcs, storylines, etc. It just makes everything a lot more streamlined and easier.

I just worked really hard on my Art project (did lots of research, drew lots of drawings, etc.) and . . . not to be bragging . . . but I'm pretty good :P

How's Coffs Harbour?

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gaveecho on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

Mortal Kombat? I think it's terrible but I used to enjoy it as a kid so it's a tough one to talk about! :D

Positive signs for Black Sunday! I hope it keeps going good :)

Well, the problem with ranking here and giving a star rating on Letterboxd, apart from my list being a mess, is that my opinion could change a bit after thinking about the movie more after a few days. So on Letterboxd you've got my initial reaction and on here is the considered one. The Guest is very high on my list but I've only given it 4.5 on Letterboxd so it looks like it should be a 5 going by my list maybe.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/14/2014 Reply  · 

A troll picking it's nose? Inspired! Do you still draw at all?

I did a painting of an old man and a young woman in the rain under a bridge which I was pretty happy with. I also did a clay sculpture of a boat in unstable waters, and a paper mâché tree that had been knocked over in a storm (based off an actual tree I found in my Mayo!) Those were the main three, but there were also a lot of sketches that I did for preparation that went in the project as well (people in the rain, boats, trees, etc.)

Haha, that's cool, man! I don't think you ever tOld me why you were away though. Are you on holiday? Is it something for work? :)

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/14/2014 Reply  · 

About Harold and Maude, if I had to choose one word to describe it, that word would be "repetitive". They do the same scene of Harold committing suicide about seven times, and I couldn't count how many times they ended a scene with Cat Stevens (good music, but man did it get annoying!) and by the time it was over, I was struck by little happened through the runtime. I didn't hate it, but it wasn't all that good, IMO. Good cinematography, though. I guess.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 9/14/2014 Reply  · 

Heyyyyy! I'm back! I missed not having the internet at home! I'm in my new place now, everything went fine & I'm really happy here :) How are you? How's Kellie doing?

I'll catch up with that TV on the Radio song, haven't heard it, and I also haven't seen the Foxcatcher trailer yet.

I wasn't that impressed by Locke unfortunately! Tom Hardy was pretty good as always, but I didn't rate his accent and the story just dragged for me, there was no tension and I didn't really care about what was happening. Maybe I expected a different plot to what actually happened.

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 9/14/2014 Reply  · 

Shaaaaane! You never got back to me regarding Guardians, or you now, my other comments....

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 9/14/2014 Reply  · 

Ah, Shoot Em Up! Yeah, didn't really enjoy it Shane. But it's another one where I can see the appeal but it just didn't entertain me the way it was supposed to. I usually like Clive Owen but in SEU I wasn't a fan for some reason, just didn't really grab me as the lead dude kicking ass y'know? I get the love for it though, just didn't work for me for some reason buddy :)

Flickchart actually tells me it's 4.5 at its current placement so maybe it's placed okay? :D I dunno, if it's in the 1-150 range I think it could be a five star film for me y'know? Is that crazy or would your five star movies go that high as well?

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Area_hulk on 9/14/2014 Reply  · 

Ahahahahhahahahahahahahhaha Its okay man. Lol :D
Im looking forward to it then, haha :*

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gaveecho on 9/15/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, you've seen a lot more movies than me so your five star rating going further makes sense. I think it'd be up to 100-150 that I'd consider 5 stars, so I'll probably change my rating for The Guest to 5. I really wanna re-watch it!

Hey, I was wondering something. When you watch a movie, do you rate solely on how much you enjoy it or do you think about it somewhat objectively? Or a bit of both perhaps? I think it's a bit of both for me. For example, I loved You're Next and had a fantastic time watching it but there were a few moments that had me going "come on!" y'know? So if I were to rate on enjoyability alone it would probably be a 5, but with those moments taken into consideration it goes down to a 4/4.5.

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gaveecho on 9/15/2014 Reply  · 

Also, forgot to update you no the Evil Dead re-watch! It was, again, disappointing but still a decent movie. Same problems as before, the re-watch didn't really improve any aspects of it unfortunately Shane.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/15/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, yes. I remember Mr. Jones. He haunts my dreams :D

What did you think of the new TMNT movie?

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Area_hulk on 9/16/2014 Reply  · 

Our politicians are trying to impose the American system as well, which would be really really bad…..
Ever wonder if someone made a live action movie about America and its story, but as Uncle Sam, the personification of America? Understand what Im saying. We follow this fellow (Uncle Sam the guy from the I want you poster) but is really following the history of America. You think with a great story, groundbreaking acting and editing and directing this film could get a lot of appreciation. Haha just a funny thought :P

Do you have anything negative to say about guardians except for the absent of “okka chaca” in some battle scenes? Mine would be the comedy a bit. At times it was hilarious but some few times a bit over the top. Also Ronan reminded me of Malekith.
Yeah my crowd sucked as well the first time so did the 3D. Second time I was with friends and a quite better crowd and didn’t watch it in 3D
Kubrick and Scorsese are my top 2 right now. Especially Kubrick how he handles the acting, the themes and the technical part. Amazing. Always hated Tarantino when I was younger, but after watching Pulp fiction I gotta see more from him. Also interested in seeing some more from Linklater and watch some of Paul Andersen’s work as well as Akira Kurosawa.

it’s okay man haha :D
Always enjoy hearing from you, admire your opinions.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 9/16/2014 Reply  · 

Actually I agree about Jane Levy, I thought she was the best part of the film but still no Ash. I'll get back to your Letterboxd comment soon Shane, sorry I haven't yet!

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Area_hulk on 9/17/2014 Reply  · 

Yes! Just like the style in Forrest Gump! Too bad, I have no experience on writing nor directing

But, because of the way Guardians was handled Ronan is very forgiveable. I don't know about you, but I had the feeling they were making fun of the classical good vs. evil plot. How Rocket made fun of them standing, Quill handing the orb and dropping it, and the final showdown with Peter dancing. Don't know if you share the same thoughts

Im looking forward to them :)

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gaveecho on 9/17/2014 Reply  · 

Nope, I've never seen No Retreat, No Surrender. Was it any good? :)

Hmm, I've honestly spent a while thinking about what makes me angry these days and it's not that much. Talking/texting in the cinema or during a movie at home would annoy me a lot and get me pretty pissed but not much else that I can think of. I used to get angry at trivial enough things; like losing too many times in Fifa against my friends and things like that.

Right back at you Shane; what really gets you angry and how well can you control it? :)

Yep, I've heard of it but not seen any trailers or anything for it. Thanks for letting me know though, I'll add it to my watch list just to make sure I don't forget :)

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gaveecho on 9/18/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, I was wondering, would it be handier for you for our conversations to remain on Letterboxd or are you cool with here? :)

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/17/2014 Reply  · 

Did you watch the original TMNT cartoon? In Ireland it was called "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles" because the term ninjas was too violent, I guess. But they still called them ninjas in the show! It was ridiculous! ;D

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shane24 on 9/18/2014 Reply  · 

Nah, we didn't get the cartoon for some reason down here. I just loved the first two films. The third can go shit a duck. Oh, little bit of info on young Shane. He used to pretend he was a ninja turtle in his backyard with the next door neighbour. :D He also had a mullet! :D

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Kate668 on 9/18/2014 Reply  · 

G'day!! :D
I'm glad to hear you sounding so relaxed, that's great! Good to hear Kellie's getting on well too! Enjoy the rest of your relax time, mate :)

I got my tv and phone set up the other day, and the good news is, with the extra channels I have, I can now watch AFL! So I will try and watch an Eagles game soon!

Tomboy is a really interesting film isn't it, glad you enjoyed it :)

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/18/2014 Reply  · 

Man, I wish I had a mullet as a kid. 'Tis me one childhood regret.

When do you plan on seeing Kate's movie?

Maniac Cop 2? 87%? Explain, pls.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 9/18/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I think the free-flowing convo would work best on Letterboxd. We've had a few in the past couple of days :)

Hope The Little Death does well, both critically and commercially Shane :)

Track Boyhood down as soon as you can! I can't wait to see what you think of it, you may not be as big a fan as myself but I'm sure you'll still like it :)

Well yeah, people being disrespectful to me would get me pretty pissed too but fortunately I don't come across those situations too often.

I think you handled that situation very well Shane, I'd have been tempted to hit the guy as well but you were right in handling it how you did. Such a dick move by him, I can see why you'd have no time for him now.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

Wow, I never knew about Quentin's love for Maniac Cop 2! That's pretty cool. Have you heard of the commentary track for Hot Fuzz where Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino just talk about action movies for 2 hours? I think somebody put it up on youtube.

I just watched Step Brothers. I remember seeing that one in your top 100 a while back. Wanna talk about it?

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

Im not sure I understood your The Room reference...

Also, since Kubrick has turned out to be my favorite director it would be cool if you could share some thoughts on him - as well as listing your top Kubrick films?

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watchman

watchman on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

nice to see guardians of the galaxy at number 8

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Kate668

Kate668 on 9/21/2014 Reply  · 

Haha! I'm glad you were safe after driving up that road but that is funny! :D

Yes! I can now record stuff onto a hard drive so I don't have to wait around for programmes! :) Ah that's a shame the Eagles didn't get through. I will try and see some of the remaining matches :) I caught a bit of a Geelong match the other day, things were getting a bit heated between the teams! I had to go out so didn't see the rest. I should have recorded it but I tend to forget that I have that option now, haha.

That's great that Kellie has made friends already, good luck to her with the interviews!

Ah I bet you're excited for Kate's movie, I hope it does great :)

I just watched the John Wick trailer, it looks AWESOME to me!! :D Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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Kate668

Kate668 on 9/21/2014 Reply  · 

Oh I think it will take me a while to pick up the rules, but it's a bit reminiscent of Rugby in some areas so that's kind of familiar to me :)

I loved that bit in the trailer too! :D

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watchman

watchman on 9/23/2014 Reply  · 

what did you think of the new tmnt movie?

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

I really really hope His new film Hateful eight will return with the same style as Pulp fiction and Reservoir Dogs. Those two movies are so marvelous. So many great lines, dramatic sequences, fantastic performances and great characters. Pulp Fiction and reservoir dogs keep you interrested with their talking - Basterds and Django not so much (Especially django, which quite frankly felt pretty boring). Is Kill Bill the same style as RD and PF?

Watched it a loooooong time ago. All I remember it was shit.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, Shane. Sorry I haven't been talking for a bit. My dog got diagnosed with cancer on Sunday, so I've been a little down. I'm fine now, though. Just happy to still have him, and he seems to be perking up a little bit. Might have him a few more days than I thought. That's pretty great! :)

So yeah . . . Step Brothers! I laughed a hell of a lot, but I didn't find the actual film that compelling. It was pretty predictable, poorly directed and aimless. But you know, it was really brought up by the jokes! I loved the ending, where Will Ferrell was singing the opera, and John C. Reilly just kept saying "Boats and Hoes!" Had me on the floor!

A Most Wanted Man was really great. Philip Seymour Hoffman was excellent, a very real performance. It had lots of great human emotion too, and I saw it as a very optimistic film, despite things not always going right for the characters.

I assume Maniac Cop 3 doesn't live up to the second?

How was Hearts of Darkness?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 9/25/2014 Reply  · 

Aww that's cute about the dog! I might get a pet next year......maybe a cat :)

I'll keep an eye out for the AFL progs! I'm working a lot at the moment. I bet you're enjoying being away from work :)

Can't wait to see John Wick now! :D

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/27/2014 Reply  · 

I'd recommend the Non-Redux version of Apocalypse Now. It was the version I saw, and I really liked the movie, yo.

THE LITTLE DEATH!!! AHHHHHHHHHH How was it?

Looks like you hated Saturday Morning Massacre! Thoughts?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/27/2014 Reply  · 

And thanks for the kind words about my dog. Really appreciate it buddy! :)

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TheHonestFilmFan on 9/27/2014 Reply  · 

Is your main page working again? I see some new comments on there.

Glad Kate never got naked. But geez, if she doesn't get naked in a film like that, she must have major artistic integrity. Just out of curiosity, did anyone else get naked? The concept of the movie sounds like it had to feature something, right?

Thanks, man. You're a really cool dude, if I may say.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 9/28/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, I saw some of the Grand Final, it was on last night on my sport channel. I wasn't able to concentrate on it fully(I've had a crappy cold and have been sleeping a lot when I haven't been at work!), but I enjoyed what I did see! Next season I'll definitely get more involved in watching and learn all the rules :)

That's cool that you got to see Tegan's play again! Haha, I empathise with your mistake, it totally sounds like something I would be likely to do!

Yay you got to see The Little Death! Glad you loved it! Hopefully I'll get to see it soon, I love dark edgy comedy.

The IS/Isis stuff is scary isn't it. There have been Muslims over here(and probably across the world) who have spoken out against the group, saying 'not in my name'. I respect them so much for speaking out.
A race war is exactly what Islamic State wants......I really hope the morons aren't ignorant enough to give it to them. It saddens me too.

I didn't know that about Koalas! You made me laugh telling me about your cousin's unfortunate incident :D

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Kate668

Kate668 on 9/28/2014 Reply  · 

I was looking online for the Filmink interview with Kate but found this instead, thought I'd share it with you in case you haven't seen it yet:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/kate-mulvany-to-stage-childrens-book-masquerade-for-sydney-festival/story-fn9n8gph-1227070059263?nk=9b6514b86cfb02a1b4cc5973ce958720

If the link is too fiddly for you to get on your iPad, the article should be searchable on theaustralian.com. It's about Kate and her adaptation of Masquerade. :)

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 10/1/2014 Reply  · 

What do you think of David Fincher's filmography?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 10/2/2014 Reply  · 

Please leave out comments about Gone Girl, I don't think I'll be watching it for a few months.

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watchman

watchman on 10/6/2014 Reply  · 

what did you think about the movie 2 guns?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 10/7/2014 Reply  · 

Glad you enjoyed those films, Shane. I enjoyed your remark about the integrity of Cheap Thrills. I would have never got that impression from the trailers.

I love both Louis C.K. and Louis Theroux, but I have not yet seen C.K's Hilarious. But it will my first choice whenever I feel in the mood for a standup special. Speaking of Louis, have you seen his show, Louie? I've been watching a lot of it lately, and I kind of adore it! :D

Speaking of TV, have you ever seen Archer? I just finished binging the whole series on Netflix, and I would really recommend it. Fantastic dialogue, man.

You have to be in a certain mood to watch The Double. It's a slow, surrealist film that's quite strange in ways that aren't immediately entertaining in the moment, yet end up being pretty great in the overall picture. Richard Ayoade is an excellent director, man. Have you seen Submarine? It's basically the same kind of tone with faster dialogue and more precise (and better) cinematography. I loved it, but only because I was ready for it, y'know? It's that type of movie, and if you wan't to watch that type of movie, it's definitely worth $5.50. Jesse Eisenberg is also freakin' great in it.

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shane24 on 10/8/2014 Reply  · 

Well, Cheap Thrills still has some gross moments, but I'm surpsied by it's R18+ rating.

Louie is one of the best shows on tv. I just love that it's his vision, with nobody interfering with his work. He works to his schedule, and does brilliant work.

If you get a chance to hear Louie on Opie & Anthony radio show (on YouTube), I think you'll get a laugh. I just listened to him repeatedly ask Donald Rumsfeld whether he was a lizard! :D Amazing!!

Yeah, I don't mind Archer. I own a few DVDs, but I haven't caught up with the show. I'm having more fun with Rick and Morty to be honest.

Ok, thanks for the info on The Double. I'll keep it in mind. There's quite a few I'm considering. I also see The Zero Theorum, Only Lovers Left Alive, A Single Shot, Fading Gigalo, Frank (must be new, only just saw it now!), Knights of Badassdom, and Wadjda.


Forget The Double, I'm watching Frank! :D

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TheHonestFilmFan on 10/8/2014 Reply  · 

I love watching the Opie and Anthony clips on youtube with Louis! I love the one where he talks about writing a routine for Vin Diesel at the MTV movie awards. And the Bill Donahue one, which is just classic.

I'm glad you chose to watch Frank, as it's easily the best of those films you listed, from reviews I've read. And Frank is my avatar, so I do have a soft spot for the film. And it's really damn fucking good, man. Hope you like it. Have you seen it yet? Your main page isn't loading for me.

Haha, Rise of the Guardians deserves no stars for such geographic ignorance! 0/10

. . .

:D

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 10/9/2014 Reply  · 

Fincher has made some fantastic films, and some uneven ones. The thing about The Game that bothered me was that there was no way they could predict everything Michael Douglas does (otherwise it was all right). Panic Room and Dragon Tattoo are okay thrillers, but Fincher is capable of more. Alien 3 lacks substance, like they only had a few ideas. Benjamin Button feels like a pointless and listless remake of Forrest Gump... anyway. All of his films are technically well done though.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 10/13/2014 Reply  · 

I've been doing pretty well! Gotten to see a lot of great films lately,how 'bout you?

Haha! I watched Crodidile Dundee goes to LA because I saw it was one of the podcasts on How Did This Get Made? Do you listen to em'? Are you a fan of the Crocidile Dundee series?

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djones16

djones16 on 10/15/2014 Reply  · 

hey shane how you doing have you seen gone girl, i just saw it this week and thought it was outstanding it might actually break my top 10, when i rank it

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saddler16

saddler16 on 10/15/2014 Reply  · 

Are you a fan of the Man from Snowy River films?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 10/17/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah,I have.I'm a big fan of the original,but the second didn't do much for me.I just asked because I think it's the only Australian film I've seen.What are some big films over there in Australia?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 10/18/2014 Reply  · 

No,I haven't seen the Mad Max movies,Tom Hardy is gonna be in the next one right?

In your Cinemas,do they show a lot of Australian movies,or mostly "our" movies? :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 10/22/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man,wondering if I could get your thoughts on something.What do you think is the importance of the shot in Taxi Driver where Travis shoots himself with his finger?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 10/29/2014 Reply  · 

I'm not really sure.Of the movies I've seen,that is the shot that stayed with me the most,so I feel it's pretty important.It could just be it doesn't want to live anymore,but that just sounds to simple to me.I could be reading too much into it,but maybe he wants to sacrifice himself for Iris? I dunno,just wanted to get your opinion.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 11/14/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the link man,that was a great read!

There's been a lot of crappy stuff going on in my life right now,but I guess I'm doin' OK.How've you been?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 11/15/2014 Reply  · 

I dunno.I got a new job and there's some people there that bug me.I mean,I guess they don't really even bug me that much,but they tease me about stupid stuff,and I'm too shy to say anything back.It just makes me feel bad about myself,know what I mean? That and I've had some family members with some health problems,but it looks like everything is gonna be OK there.I did start watching Breaking Bad,that's one great thing that's happened to me recently! :D

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/16/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of Fury?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/17/2014 Reply  · 

I thought John Wick was just alright. I thought it was beautifully shot and the action was well done but overall the film was just kind of average for me. For the last twenty minutes I felt like I was wondering how much time was left. I think part of it was that I went to Interstellar just a few days before and that was such a thrilling experience that I don't think this could have matched up.

Fury on the other hand was fantastic in my opinion. I'm not quite sure where the accurate ranking on my flickchart will be but I really enjoyed the film. Beautifully filmed and really showed the intensity of war well. The sound design was incredible as well. It really felt like you were in the heat of battle. Plus, my grandfather was in tanks during his time in the military so I've always been interested in tank warfare.

What are your thoughts on Interstellar?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 11/17/2014 Reply  · 

What do you think is the biggest Oscar mistake?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 11/17/2014 Reply  · 

At least Scorsese won as a director for a solid movie. Kubrick and Hitchcock never did.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 11/18/2014 Reply  · 

I loved the film as well though I will agree it is a little flawed at times but that didn't take away from my enjoyment. Once again I need to see the film another time to give it an accurate ranking. It's definitely Nolan's most ambitious and emotional movie but overall I would put it right about in the middle for my personal ranking of his films. I thought the same thing about it being similar to Inception visually. The scope was massive but I was never as impressed with it as I was with Inception for whatever reason. Maybe because I'm much more fascinated with dreams than space travel haha.

My only real issue with the film is indeed the ending. Nolan always has such exciting/satisfying endings (with the exception of Insomnia I guess which has much more of a generic ending which is still ok) and I really feel he dropped the ball on this one. Maybe I'll appreciate it more as time goes on but it felt very forced/off to me. It also felt like the big "moment" at the end was far too brief and detached emotionally after building up to it for the entire film.

So yeah, little issues but over all I couldn't have been more thrilled with the film.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 11/20/2014 Reply  · 

I'm not really even that mad at them,I'm mostly just mad at myself because I'm so flippin' socially akward.They'll give me shit about stuff,and I'm too nice,or just too shy to say anything back,so they think I'm a pussy.I wish I could be more confident and social,but that's just not how I am.This week was much better than last though,I don't know what was wrong with me,but I was so pissed I wouldn't even look at them.

And Breaking Bad...wow.I started it last week and now I'm halfway through Season 2!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 11/22/2014 Reply  · 

No,that actually did help! It doesn't do any good to feel bad about myself,and I've found that if I stand up for myself,I feel a lot better about myself and my job.

I only picked up the first three seasons of breaking bad,so I hope I get to see the part you were talking about! :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 11/24/2014 Reply  · 

Hey,thanks for the advice man.I really appreciate it and it does help me.If I need any more advice,I'll be sure to come to you buddy.

And yeah,I do plan on getting the rest of Breaking Bad.I just finished Season 2 and I'm starting to get pissed that they won't show what's going on with that damn teddy bear!

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 11/26/2014 Reply  · 

How's it going?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 11/29/2014 Reply  · 

For the most part,Rushmore worked for me.I loved the style Wes Anderson directed it with,and I thought Max was a fantastic character,but there was something a little off about it,and I'm not quite sure what it was.

I'm thinking of checking out more from Wes,what are your favorites of his?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 11/29/2014 Reply  · 

Sorry to hear about your basketball game,sounds bloody rough! I hope you beat those jerks! :D You play a lot? Are you good?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/3/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah,I'm with you on Wes,his new stuff that I've seen seems constructed a lot better than Rushmore was,still a cool movie though.

Hey,I was wondering if I could get some recommendations for some movies you consider really cool.I've been feeling like watching some cool movies lately.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/4/2014 Reply  · 

I'll try and check out The Usual Suspects soon,your an expert on all things cool,right? ;)

That really sucks about your ribs dude.Are you in a lot of pain?

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 12/15/2014 Reply  · 

Did you ever hear from Monkeybutt is he not on anymore?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 12/18/2014 Reply  · 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wYtG7aQTHA

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 12/19/2014 Reply  · 

Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock, Epic Rap Battles of History.

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watchman

watchman on 12/25/2014 Reply  · 

merry christmas

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 12/27/2014 Reply  · 

Agreed about Bay. I thought Tarantino would've been familiar with Hitchcock outside of Psycho, given that he watches movies all the time. That felt out of character.

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watchman

watchman on 12/31/2014 Reply  · 

what were your best and worst movies of this year?

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watchman

watchman on 1/12/2015 Reply  · 

how was the movie big ass spider?

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watchman

watchman on 1/19/2015 Reply  · 

what did you think of the oscar nominations?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 1/31/2015 Reply  · 

I actually didn't really care for District 9 to be honest. Which kind of surprised me since I've always heard such good things about it. I thought visually the movie looked great with the special effects and I liked the whole documentary style. I just wasn't all that interested in the story. I thought the ending was really well done though.

I notice it's fairly high on your chart though. I'd like to hear your thoughts on the film.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 2/1/2015 Reply  · 

Haha yeah it's way down there on my list but I'm still not quite sure I'd put it as my worst ever. My list isn't the most accurate that far down.

It was just a film that I found to be very off-putting personally. I can handle violence in films just fine but I just found it really gross when he was getting really sick and losing fingernails and whatnot haha. The way it was filmed in the documentary style made it feel very harsh and overexposed and just gave it a very uneasy feeling. There were some things I appreciated but as a whole I wasn't all that into it. Glad you like though, thanks for your thoughts.

I am still looking forward to Chappie in a couple months by the same director however. Are you interested in that one and are you planning on seeing it?

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JC13

JC13 on 2/1/2015 Reply  · 

That explains why you haven't answered my question! :)

I'll tell him.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 2/1/2015 Reply  · 

I've heard about that one. A friend of mine said that once you see that movie you can't unseen it so I'll stay away :)

I haven't seen Elysium. I remember hearing mixed things. Hopefully Chappie is good for both of us.

I haven't heard of any of the movies you listed haha. I better start getting in the know. Some of the ones I'm looking forward to are Star Wars, The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, The Walk, and Everest.

What did you think of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For?

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JC13

JC13 on 2/1/2015 Reply  · 

I just asked why you didn't rate Sin City 2.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/3/2015 Reply  · 

We can talk on here if you'd prefer then?

Shit, I'll be hoping for rain for you then, Shane! Has anyone been injured or anything during it? I hope not.

Have you e-mailed/asked any Letterboxd moderators what the problem could be and if they're working on it?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 2/4/2015 Reply  · 

I thought Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was decent enough but man it really benefited from having that great first installment! I think the main reason I liked it was because it's another Sin City movie. It never really seemed to have any iconic moments or do anything that first one didn't do already.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 2/5/2015 Reply  · 

That's terrible, man. Hopefully some rain comes your way and everyone stays safe. Do you have to deal with fires much where you live?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/5/2015 Reply  · 

Well, I don't mind talking on here if it suits you anyway Shane :) Sorry for the delayed replies of late though, I'll try and reply sooner.

Holy shit man, that's crazy. I hope it dies out soon, it sounds like a scary situation to have to be dealing with. It looks bad in those pictures buddy, stay safe Shane and keep me posted if you can, hope it stops spreading. You're right to be prepared man, can't be too safe. How is it now?

He looks the part, I suppose it'll depend on this Jurassic World role. A few of the lines in the trailer seems bit iffy, I think that's the writing more than Pratt though so hopefully he's solid in the movie. I'd be open to the idea of him as Indy anyway, I can see how it'd be a bigger deal for others though. I wasn't one of the people that grew up watching Indy, I saw it fully for the first time a year or two ago :)


I saw Kingsman, I think you'll really like it. A hell of a lot of fun, Vaughn can really direct action better than most mainstream directors, there's such a crazy energy to his action scenes :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/6/2015 Reply  · 

Awesome, that'll be a lot of watching to get through them all! :)

I thought Firth sorta stole the show in a similar way to Cage doing it in Kick-Ass, though Chloe Moretz stole it even more-so in Kick-Ass I thought. Anyway, what about that church scene? Fucking crazy, huh? I love how Vaughn directs action, the way it followed Firth through each kill and incorporated gunplay in such an awesome way was incredible. Some of the humor was just hit and miss with me, but mostly hit. I really hope it does well, it looks like a much bigger budget than the one he had for Kick-Ass so I hope it pays off for him and it's successful.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 2/7/2015 Reply  · 

That's good you got that rain in time. What a scary situation. We don't deal with anything like that where I live. Is it known what caused it?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/7/2015 Reply  · 

I've never watched Legend of Korra, is it anime? There's a lot of anime shows I hear about, I need to check them out some time.

I actually bought the Zodiac: Director's Cut a while back as well! Remember we were talking about how we both need to re-watch it? I bought it soon after that, still haven't gotten around to re-watching it though!

Yeah, the gunplay in Kingsman is better than John Wick. It's very different though I thought, it's far more fluid and energetic and it has more variety in the fighting: the switching from guns to hand to hand to any weapon he could get his hands on. Still though, John Wick's was sweet too.

No, I was actually fine with Jacksons lisp, I thought it was pretty funny and it was impressively consistent throughout. I really liked Jackson as well, thought he had a few great lines and his aversion to violence was hilarious. Okay, the humor that didn't work, and I'm aware I'm probably alone in this because the theater I was in found it funny, was the princess scene at the end. I get they were sending up the 'James Bond/Spy getting the girl we could only dream of' thing that's prominent in the movies it's inspired by/poking fun at. I just thought the anal thing was a little awkward and an odd note to end the film on. There were a few other scenes but I can't think right now, I'm seriously tired man. That humor might sit better on a re-watch though, which I can't wait to do! What'd you think of the after credits scene? It was probably the right move to end where it did but part of me wanted to see him kick that guys ass! :D How does it compare to Kick-Ass for you? Favorite action scene? I liked the action with Eggsy at the end but it didn't top the church scene for me.

I'm not sure I've seen Alice in Wonderland actually.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/7/2015 Reply  · 

Cool.

Hah Exactly that! Now that I have it, it has dropped down the priority list big time! :D

Maybe, I was really impressed with the gunplay in it to be honest. It looked quick and precise to me, something a lot of movies with shootouts don't seem to be able to pull off. There seems to be a lot of quick cuts from guns to people being shot and it just looks sorta messy and not really anything special. I think the gunfight in the club is up on youtube if you wanna watch it? Though you'd probably rather wait and watch the full movie again :)

Yeah, it might sit better with me on a re-watch and it didn't take much away from the movie really. The rest of it was so enjoyable it didn't bother me much at all.

Oh yeah I know, I just meant for satisfaction's sake I would've liked to see that guy get his ass handed to him! :D But cutting when they did was right, it'd be pointless showing it all again shot for shot.

Yeah, I agree. The church scene is up there with Kick-Ass's best but none of the rest are. The thing with Kick-Ass too is that I'm not sure which of those three you mentioned are my favorite, the rescue scene and the hallway one are probably top two and then the warehouse third but it's so hard to separate because they're all awesome. Do you have a favorite of the three?

Yeah, maybe. Part of me was wondering how Eggsy learned to fight like that at the end but they just didn't show the martial arts training obviously. Maybe for pacing reasons as well, the training section was long enough I thought.

Were you tense during the dog scene? I thought it was hilarious when we saw Firth's dog and Eggsy's reaction and then Firth's explanation!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/8/2015 Reply  · 

I actually really liked the house scene! :D Thought it established his prowess with a gun very effectively :) He wasn't as impressive when it came to hand to hand but he came off as very quick & accurate with a gun.

It is very difficult to rank them indeed :)

Hah Yeah, I was half on the verge of laughing but also quite tense wondering if he was gonna actually shoot it.

Yeah, it seems to be the most well received out of the films from Sundance. Thanks for the heads up though :) The Witch as well sounds interesting, did you read about it?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/9/2015 Reply  · 

Hah Yeah, we gave it the same rating but I obviously seem more impressed with it than you for the most part! :D Mine was a heavy enough 3.5 yeah :)

Yeah, from what I've read it relies a lot on atmosphere which is always great and there's a lack of horror movies that have a witch as the 'monster'. At least I can't think of many, can you?

Okay, I'll look it up now Shane :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/9/2015 Reply  · 

Well, that was interesting! hah I can see why you'd want to avoid those kinda folks, but the ending was hilarious, insulting him non-stop and then, "are you still coming over this evening?" "Yeah" "Alright, see you then mate!" :D

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 2/10/2015 Reply  · 

What's the most memorable plot hole for you?

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Wade92

Wade92 on 2/10/2015 Reply  · 

If you could experience any movie for the first time again what would it be?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/11/2015 Reply  · 

See, I don't think that's that many. Recently at least, Lords of Salem is definitely a witch film. They're at least not as plentiful a movie villain as the vampire, zombie or serial killer y'know? Anyway, I'll stop going on about it, I just like the thought of more movies where witches are the evil thing! :D

I haven't seen the trailer for Cut Bank, I'll give it a look now :)

Tobey Maguire would certainly be an interesting choice, but one that I'd be fine with if they were going with the older Spiderman. I liked Tobey Maguire in the older ones and I preferred the first two to both of the Garfield ones.

Yep, agree there too! I'm tired of seeing Uncle Ben killed, enough of the Uncle Ben shit, man!

Na I never seen it, heard it was mad though. I'll take a look for some details about it later.

Seriously? I was just replying to your comment each one at a time so I'll leave the Tobey Maguire bit up top in the comment. Does that mean that they're going to go all origin story again? I think Logan Lerman sounds good but sitting through that fucking origin story for a third time is gonna be annoying if that's the case.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/11/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, and sorry for my absence of late, been very busy with a whole lot of shit. I'll try and respond quicker in the future, Shane!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/11/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah definitely, they run the chance of coming off as a little goofy so it has to be done right. Relying more on atmosphere and mood seems a good way to go though so hopefully the film doesn't disappoint once it becomes available to us.

Well that's good then. Hopefully they just thrown him into the mix then with not too much emphasis put on origin because I think everyone who's interested in comic book movies knows that story by now.

I watched May, thought it was very good. It's got a seriously unsetting ending and the build up to it was very effective. So thank you for the recommendation, Shane :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 2/13/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I think the same. Most people know that origin story now so it'd be pointless to retread that territory again.

***** Spoilers for May *****

I know, it was crazy! Did you notice the tattoo on the crazy hair guy's arm as well? It was a Frankenstein tattoo so I assume that's where she got the idea. Yep, I was surprised to see her there! :D She was obviously messed up because of her childhood so I'm not sure a relationship would've been sustainable anyway but she definitely did seem to care about him and only wanted to connect with someone. It's sad but incredibly messed up at the same time. I liked how it looked as well, kinda grungy. It reminded me bit of Ginger Snaps except less gothic. All in all I was impressed, Shane :)

***** Spoilers for May *****

I watched the Cut Bank trailer by the way, forgot to mention it! It looks very interesting, thanks for letting me know about it :) Also, do you think Teresa Palmer looks a lot like a blonde Kristen Stewart?

Yeah, I'm not sure how they're going to work the villains and whatnot. It seems a bit of a mess but we'll see.

An Iron Man and Spiderman fight in the air sounds great :) I could be wrong but yeah, I think Spiderman would probably beat Cap. He's got the reflexes and strength on him I think :)

Is Letterboxd working for you now?

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gaveecho on 2/13/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, and did you see the trailer for Regression? I really like the look of it, hope it doesn't disappoint.

Also the trailer for Aloha, have you seen it? I'm not sure at all, I used to really like Cameron Crowe so I'll hold on to some faith but I'm really unsure about it.

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gaveecho on 2/14/2015 Reply  · 

Damn, it sounds like it did a lot of damage man. That's terrible. I couldn't help but chuckle at your kangaroo comment though, running straight at it the stupid animals! Was your house affected by it at all, Shane?

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Yeah, that was an incredibly tense scene. She had the two scalpels by her throat and Anna Faris was laughing saying she knows she wouldn't hurt her and then she gently just slit it, man. Fucked up! :D

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Wow, that's the guy from A Serious Man? Never even noticed that, googled him and he looks very different than he did in A Serious Man.

Oh did you? I mustn't have seen it, sorry about that!

I did see the Hitman trailer, I think it looks like it could maybe be a lot of fun. But did that first line remind you of something? I immediately thought of Rorschach in prison when he said "You're in here with me", it's a badass line, sure, but it took me out of that moment a little and didn't really work because of it. What'd you think of the trailer?

Did you watch Tusk?

The reason I'm unsure about Aloha is because of post-Almost Famous Cameron Crowe hasn't been great. It looks to me like it could either be sincere and sweet or manipulative and cheesy. I'll hope it's the former, I'd love it if he made a return to form :)

You can tell me which film it reminds you of? Or do you know for a fact I haven't seen it? :)

It does doesn't it? How great is GDT at visuals, it just looks fantastic. I didn't get a full on horror vibe from the trailer though, did you? I hope it goes very dark. He's awesome at creating memorable monsters too so hopefully we get some good ghosts/monsters/whatever that shadow thing is :)

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gaveecho on 2/16/2015 Reply  · 

Well, I did appreciate the kangaroo comment indeed! :D

That's good, happy to hear none of your property was damaged, Shane :)

Yeah, when I googled him it was Boardwalk that stood out but I still haven't watched it yet so just recognized him from A Serious Man. I don't have a clue, buddy! :D I love how this one detail from the trailer has your mind racing trying to figure out what the hell is up! :D hah

I watched a few of those Omegle pranks on Youtube, they're pretty hilarious but if anything they've made me want to stay off it even more! :D

Do you have any faith that they'll make a good video game adaptation? What about the Assassin's Creed movie maybe? Speaking of video game movies anyway, I watched Resident Evil Afterlife last night. The popular reviews on Letterboxd were all very positive so I expected something silly but very entertaining. It was mostly just crap though.

Cool, let me know what you think of it when you watch it :)

Shutter Island? Hmm, I never really got that vibe from the trailer. Do you know something more about the story than the trailer gives away or am I missing something in the trailer maybe? :D hah Or is it just the tone or something?

Yep, I like the gothic atmosphere GDT creates so I'm liking that vibe :)

Oh, I'm aware Shane! Thanks for the warning though! :D

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Wade92 on 2/17/2015 Reply  · 

Nothing wrong with that answer at all, Shane. In fact that's probably the one I'd go with as well. A lot of films have impressed me immensely but none have quite had the immediate impact that The Dark Knight had for me. I loved Batman Begins and thought it couldn't be topped but I remember sitting in that theater in complete awe at what I was seeing. Ledger was beyond amazing and the scale of the film was so grand.

How large is this IMAX screen that you speak of? Have you ever had the opportunity of seeing any films there?

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gaveecho on 2/17/2015 Reply  · 

That is one fetish that I have never heard of I have to say! :D I've seen enough pranks on Youtube to know that there can be some odd/creepy people on there.

Y'know, I kinda want to watch Rebellion now. I wish it was on Netflix so I could watch it! :D Isn't that strange? I thought Afterlife was crap but I'd still watch the sequel, and the one that's coming out next. Maybe it's grown on me a bit since watching it? It may work as a sorta stupid/fun movie to watch when in the right mood. I remember enjoying the first one but acknowledging it was kinda shit. Do you enjoy them or do you just watch them for some other reason? :)

I hope you're way off because that'll be in my mind now! :) I'm not a big fan of those kinda twists anyway, they really piss me off unless the film is great.

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gaveecho on 2/17/2015 Reply  · 

Comments on Letterboxd still fucking up for you?

I haven't written a review in a while now, need to get back into it! :D

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Wade92 on 2/21/2015 Reply  · 

Seeing Batman losing control was intense haha! I wish they would have left a couple shots in right after that brilliant interrogation scene like when Batman stomps on the Joker's head after he gets the information out of him and then he was supposed to run across the tops of police cars on his way to the Bat-pod. I just like how he has disregard for police property when Rachel is in danger like when he flattened them with the Tumbler in Begins :) The film is just fine as is but I thought those couple unused shots would have made a nice addition.

Seeing a film on that big of screen would be something else! Too bad about your experience though. It's really sad that people have to suffer with those kinds of things.

As for Spider-Man, I'm very disappointed to say the least, Shane haha. I'm a huge Spider-Man fan and love all the movies even though some are better than others. I collect all the Ultimate Spider-Man comic books and those are what what the "Amazing" series was somewhat based on and I was someone that really enjoyed those films. I can see why people hate them but they were just fine for me. I'm really upset we don't get to see how it wraps up. I just wanted one more film with Andrew as Spider-Man and Dane as the Goblin and I would have been happy. Here's how I would have handled it if they HAD to sell the rights:

They should have made The Amazing Spider-Man 3 with Spider-Man going up against The Sinister Six with the Green Goblin being the primary villain. Somehow resolve the storyline of Peter's parents and introduce Miles Morales (who is the current Spider-Man in the "Ultimate" comic books and a character Andrew Garfield himself thought should take over once he steps away). At the end of the film do a "Death of Spider-Man" storyline with Peter sacrificing himself to stop the Sinister Six. This would allow Miles to take over as Spider-Man and provide a smooth transition to the Marvel Studios films and serve as a soft reboot.

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gaveecho on 2/24/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I'd say the first Resident Evil wouldn't hold up well at all. From what I've seen, all semblance of a story is gone buddy, it's a real mess but one that some people seem to enjoy! :D

We'll have to wait and see then, Shane :) I'm really looking forward to it though, it sorta reminded me of True Detective. That's just from the cult-like people though, it's probably a way different tone and atmosphere.

No worries buddy, just let me know when you're able to use Letterboxd regularly again :)

Thanks :)

It'd be awesome wouldn't it? I'm sure we'd get on great for sure, so many movies we'd watch though! :D

Wow, really? That's cool man. I hope we can pass many more years, it's been great discussing movies (and a whole lot of other shit!) with you :)

Yeah, I saw that too. The kid does a great job, I know him from Shameless but I've stopped watching that show.

Speaking of television though, I'm gonna check out Fargo soon. It popped up on Netflix so I'll get back to you once I start watching it :) You've seen it haven't you?

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gaveecho on 2/24/2015 Reply  · 

Also, have you been gaming much lately? See The Order got slated pretty bad. I enjoyed it a lot more than the reviews suggested but it does have its fair share of problems. The potential for a great game is there though so I hope they make a sequel and improve the gameplay, they've got the characters, story and setting all nailed for me so just little improvements here and there would really go a long way.

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ironichipster on 2/26/2015 Reply  · 

Why does the Matrix exist? Humans are just being used for batteries to be used by the machines, so why do they need to be plugged into a virtual reality?

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Wade92 on 2/26/2015 Reply  · 

I'm not really sure why they were left out. I thought I remember hearing they thought the head kicking was "just a little to much". There are actually quite a few unused or alternate shots from the film. A couple others I remember off the top of my head is The Tumbler racing out of the Bat-bunker and a knife being used to pin the joker card to the "fake Batman" instead of just a clip.

I don't mind the idea of Miles Morales since it will give us something very different for Spider-Man that hasn't been done in the films. Plus, it will ease the pain of seeing someone that's not Andrew Garfield in the role haha. I'm just puzzled whether they will acknowledge Peter Parker or not. Maybe Miles will be the one and only Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? In the comics Miles is no where near as interesting a character as Peter so I'm curious how he will be handled. I can see some people being upset because they want to see a Peter Parker Spider-Man with The Avengers. Kind of like how some people don't like Dick Grayson as Batman. Most people I talk to have never heard of Miles Morales before so it will be interesting how it's received.

Whiplash was fantastic! Definitely among my favorites of 2014. Let me know what you think after you see it!

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gaveecho on 2/27/2015 Reply  · 

A mystery indeed, my friend! :D

I'll get back to you when I start it for sure, Shane :)

Yeah, we ramble on about so much shit but I love it! :D

I'm actually away as well, going to Manchester tomorrow morning for a United game :) Hope I'm not disappointed as it's my first time going to a game! :D

I did yeah, pretty damn crazy huh? I'm not sure how it would work as a full length film but the short was pretty damn fun. Same guy that did Detention too? I think we both really liked that movie, didn't you like it?

Awesome, I think you'll like it. Let me know what you think anyway :)

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gaveecho on 3/2/2015 Reply  · 

Just realized you watched Whiplash and gave it 5 stars, how good is the ending, huh? Fucking incredible.

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gaveecho on 3/3/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, they won 2-0 :)

I remember bits and pieces of Biker Boyz, don't think I was much of a fan but watching it with a different mind set might make it a bit better.

Yep, it's a mixed bag of emotions for sure :)

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gaveecho on 3/6/2015 Reply  · 

No rating for Birdman? Not sure what to make of it yet?

I finally got watching The Babadook and loved it. Essie Davis was incredible and the film had so many spine chilling images, it was really incredible, just short of five stars but on a re-watch might give it a perfect rating :)

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gaveecho on 3/6/2015 Reply  · 

How's Letterboxd for you now? Still f'n up or is it working okay now?

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gaveecho on 3/9/2015 Reply  · 

I'm not 100% on which is which but I think Torque is the more over the top one. Something involving a train is coming to mind, been so long since I watched either I can't remember much though.

Hah That's kinda what brought it down a star for me, I found it hilarious at times and very impressive visually but it seemed to be trying a little too hard when it came to the social commentary, covering so much stuff that it just felt empty-ish but nice to look at. I still enjoyed it on the whole though - 4 stars from me :)

I was thinking that the Babadook was a representation of her grief/depression. It arrived around the anniversary of the death of her husband and got more severe the closer it got to the date and the ending reinforced that it was a metaphor for that - the way the Babadook seemed to be manageable and 'it's a quiet day today' really hit hard, just like terrible grief/depression it may never go away but there'll be days when it's easier to manage than others. How about you? Was your reading the same as mine or a bit different?

Ah I see, well I don't mind talking to you on here anyway :) If you've been on my profile much you'll notice how inactive it's been since we've not been talking! :D

Big news, huh? What might this involve? :)

Awesome, hope you enjoy them :) Is Killers the 2014 one with the guy from The Raid 2? I think it's on Netflix, I'll give it a watch if you enjoy it :)

I should get seeing It Follows tomorrow night, so much hype I hope it doesn't let me down.

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Wade92 on 3/10/2015 Reply  · 

No worries, Shane! I agree Whiplash is one heck of a film. That ending was so thrilling even my arms felt like they were burning from that wicked drumming. I loved how the film had a very intimate feel and yet had such constant energy to it.

Anything you plan on watching soon?

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gaveecho on 3/11/2015 Reply  · 

Oh really? I didn't know that, re-watching Torque could be fun then with that in mind.

Yep, certainly agree there. The critic character seemed odd to me as well, seemed to be an easy and cheap way to knock critics even if there may have been some validity to what Keaton's character was saying. I'm still unsure of what to make of the critic & her scenes but it'll be interesting when I re-watch it.

That's a great way of looking at films in general, Shane :) The way I looked at it was just the way that hit me hardest on an emotional level.

That's cool Shane, no worries :) I'll talk to you wherever!

Okay, I look forward to seeing what you're talking about! :D

Ah, sweet. I'll check again to see if Killers is on Netflix. I saw you added Sabotage and, despite the low rating, decided to give it a go as well. You're rating is fair, it's a pretty crappy movie. Didn't care for a single character in it.

Hah They're always less priority when we own them! :D

Wow, that looks fantastic. Wasn't even on my radar so thanks for that!

Dark brown hair, some may say black but it's not black on close inspection. I'll check again in the morning incase I'm wrong! :D Uncomfortable? You betcha! :D hah How about you? Hair color/style - I remember you saying you once had a mullet, but not any more!

I know, I'm so fucking out of date man. I might try and add everything I haven't logged on here. I'll start tonight and see how far I get!

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gaveecho on 3/12/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, that's true about the characters in Sabotage - they were all so alike, and annoying as hell in my opinion. The constant macho shit got annoying after a while. I gave it two stars, which is probably generous enough.

Well, I've got a sort of visual in my head now! :D Your height is the characteristic I most think of though!

Ah shit, sorry to hear that. I hope she recovers soon buddy! How'd Masquerade do anyway? It's been running a few months now, is it still going? I hope it's been successful anyway :)

Watched It Follows and thought it was very good, maybe great, possibly even incredible… but I'll have to watch it again before confirming which one of those it is! :D I thought it took a slight dip in the second half, but that's due to the first half being so strong I think and the ending I'm kinda 50/50 on but it's been growing on me since I watched it so when I see it again I hope I really like it.

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gaveecho on 3/12/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, I forgot about that! A picture is coming together now and forming in my mind! :D

Awesome! Such a great story too about how it made its way from book to stage :)

Cool, I'll check it out if I ever get the chance buddy!

Probably not a wide release, no. I'd say it could get a limited release in Australia though, it got a surprisingly wide release in Ireland so some of the bigger cinemas may be able to get it. I thought I might have to wait for a film club showing from my cinema before seeing it but they got it in for a week - in their smallest screen unfortunately, but still happy to get seeing it. The Guest would probably be a good comparison, it got a similar size release for us, how was the Australian release for it? Not great I assume since you've yet to see it.

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gaveecho on 3/12/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, that's true! But we'll just have to put up with the mental picture :D

I was thinking that. You may have to wait for the DVD then in that case which kinda sucks. I think you'll really like the soundtrack of It Follows anyway, you're a fan of the synthy John Carpenter-esque stuff yeah?

I think I remember a trailer for that but nothing since, it seems to have faded into obscurity a bit. Do you mean that in a bad way or a good way?

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gaveecho on 3/12/2015 Reply  · 

I have such an urge to discuss It Follows with you buddy! :D It's such a shame you won't get seeing it soon. I have a whole lot of thoughts flying about and wanting to discuss little things about it but we can't! None of my friends really discuss movies much, saying if they thought it was good or not is about as far as it goes.

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gaveecho on 3/13/2015 Reply  · 

Well, I definitely think it's done well in It Follows!

Ah I see, 3/5 ain't too bad I suppose.

Yeah, I know what you mean buddy :)

So, anything interesting planned to watch soon?

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gaveecho on 3/14/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, I really like Upstream Color! I actually prefer it to Primer, but I have no idea what it's about really! :D I've been meaning to re-watch it.

Sorry to hear that, I hope it wasn't as bad as the last one?

I haven't encountered too many in my life, but I don't keep count! :D

Ah cool, I hear the Harakiri remake is good, Takashe Miike directed it I think. I haven't seen enough of that guys movies, they're supposed to be really crazy.

Oh yeah that sounds familiar, I may have read about that before but forgot about it! On my radar now again though, thanks! :)

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gaveecho on 3/14/2015 Reply  · 

I gave it 3.5 but it was more of a 4 thinking about it afterwards.

Well, I can see how you came to that conclusion at the start! :D But yeah, theory gone soon after that :)

Wow, what an idiot.

They suck do they? Have you seen Audition?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 3/15/2015 Reply  · 

Your main page isn't working for me, so I'll just comment here.

I'll try and reupload it sometime this week. I've been super busy the last few days. I'm doing a Pool Lifeguard Course that will qualify me for any pool in the country. I've been to the pool from 7:30 in the morning to 6:30 at night for the last two days. Shit's been intense.

Three plays?! How is she finding that? :)

I think it was just a loophole in the legislation. I'm not entirely sure how it worked, but they nullified some law that included the country's only legislative statement against possession of said drugs. It was still illegal to sell them or smuggle them into the country, but you could carry it around like it ain't no thing for a whole 24 hours. Pretty nuts.

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gaveecho on 3/16/2015 Reply  · 

I can't really remember what I even thought it was about. What are you thinking?

He seems to be a divisive director then. Is it the violence in his movies that put you off or just the general feeling of them?

So what'd you think of the Harakiri remake now that you've finished it?

Cool. Thanks for the recommendations, I'll look them up :)

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TheHonestFilmFan on 3/16/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, I plan to get some spare cash off lifeguarding a good deal during my final few years in school. I'm quite good friends with a few lifeguards that could get me part-time work in their pools, so hopefully that'll work out :)

Yeah, John Oliver is great, although I'm starting to get annoyed by his studio audience. They seem to view him as a Howard Biel-esque Christ figure, applauding and cheering for comments clearly meant for more of a quiet thoughtful response. You can't do politics and make it into Two and a Half Men. That's why Russel Brand is a twat.

Wow, went off a little bit there. But yeah, great show!

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TheHonestFilmFan on 3/17/2015 Reply  · 

Haha, I'll try to not spend it on stupid stuff! :)

Thanks for letting me go off, man. If it really is an open space, can I be real for a minute? Is Gay Marriage a thing in Australia? How many people are in support of it? Ireland is having a referendum on the topic. I've been talking with some supposedly smart people, and I've heard some really ignorant shit being said, whether the people recognize that they're being stupid or not.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 3/18/2015 Reply  · 

I completely agree with what you're saying about people not understanding gay marriage because they don't really know any gay people. And then some people are just wrong about how people should be treated, regardless of how intelligent they may be otherwise. This kinda scares me, to be honest.

Haha, I used to watch episodes of the show early in the morning, then they would replay them in the afternoon. I remember one episode where Batman got sprayed with some chemicals that turned his cowl pink, and he was just running around with a pink cowl for the rest of the episode, and no one really noticed! That show, despite some overwritten dialogue scenes, had some amazing moments.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 3/19/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, but there's still a long way to go, though. And it should be happening sooner than later.

How's your life been the last few weeks? What've you been up to?

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gaveecho on 3/20/2015 Reply  · 

Ah I see, those are things that I may have a problem with as well then.

I liked how you described the samurai in the original Harakiri, I really got that feeling as well from him, that he was very weathered and been through it so to speak. The original is so great :) The remake doesn't sound too bad though, I may give it a watch some time.

Hey, no worries at all Shane. Just get back whenever you have the time, I understand you be busy so that's not something you should fret about at all :)

I watched Life Itself and thought it was pretty great. Ebert was such an interesting guy and you really felt like you got to know him throughout the film. My favorite parts of it were the times it went into details about his relationship with Siskel, that was very interesting. They had some competitiveness about them but a respect as well and it was cool how they grew to really become close friends. Really great documentary, I'm sure you'd like it :)

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Wade92 on 3/20/2015 Reply  · 

Well, Shane, as you know I did not really care for District 9 so I was a little unsure walking into this one. I had heard mixed to bad reviews for it but I approached it with an open mind and didn't let any public perception of the film affect how I felt about it. I ended up really enjoying the film believe it or not. I can easily see why people are upset about it because the trailers do make it seem like a different film a little bit. I do have a couple issues with it but it didn't detract from my enjoyment. It did take me a little bit to get into it but once the story got going I was really into it. Hans Zimmer's electronic score was really sweet as well. The person I was with enjoyed the film too so I wasn't alone haha. There was only a couple people there besides us so I don't know if the bad word of mouth is hurting it or not.

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Wade92 on 3/22/2015 Reply  · 

Those could all be contributing factors. For me, it was just a solid film that I ended up enjoying quite a bit.

I agree he needs to do something outside of South Africa just to shake things up and make it seem more fresh. I'm curious what he'll do with the Alien franchise. I've only seen Alien, Aliens, and Prometheus (if that one counts). Are they still making a Prometheus sequel if they're making a new Alien?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 3/23/2015 Reply  · 

Look up "Computer Science - A Coding Odyssey" on Vimeo . . .

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gaveecho on 3/24/2015 Reply  · 

Sorry for the late reply, Shane!

Ah, I might give Non-Stop a go some day then. Wasn't sure about it but if it's sorta fun then I'll watch it :)

No hurry on your thoughts on Upstream Color buddy! I really do need to re-watch it though.

Haven't seen the new Transporter trailer yet, I'll give it a look now :)

Have you seen the Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation trailer? Damn, it looks crazy fun in my opinion :D I'm a lot more excited about it since the trailer :)

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Wade92 on 3/24/2015 Reply  · 

I actually thought Prometheus was pretty good. It looked incredible visually and I actually kind of liked how it remained kind of open ended rather than give all the answers. Kind of gets you thinking. Fassbender was really good in it as well. What do you think of Prometheus? And which do you like better, Alien or Aliens? Personally I like Alien a little more since it feels a little more stripped down or something. Kind of like how I like the first Terminator a little more than T2 (which seems backwards for a lot of people haha but both are good).

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Wade92 on 3/25/2015 Reply  · 

Haha yeah I know what you mean. You can tell all that running business is just to look good on film rather than utilizing a simple solution. I've also wondered how she could run like that without showing much pain after doing that operation on herself as well :)

What do you think of Ridley Scott as a director? From what I've seen of his work I've enjoyed his films like Gladiator, Alien, Blade Runner, Body of Lies, and American Gangster. I've even enjoyed some of his films that got negative reception like Robin Hood and Exodus: Gods and Kings.

I'm from the United States by the way :)

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TheHonestFilmFan on 3/25/2015 Reply  · 

Haha, what I say beside the locker isn't my normal voice. I'm playing up the culchie accent for most of the video. The bit at the end in the office is closer to my real voice. The line was supposed to be "Well, you can't pick locks. Sure lookit ya!" but I admit my speech was garbled.

Him hitting the pole was actually an improvisation on the actor's part. I like it, though. I interpret it as his cheerful goodbye to the college as he embarks on the further journey of life.

Saw the "(Smut does) Basketball" video. Very funny. How many takes do you reckon it took them to make that shot at the end?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 3/25/2015 Reply  · 

May as well reply to your other comments I didn't get to now as well.

Hell yeah to that 3D Printed Food sentiment! Sounds tasty as fuck!

I quite liked the ending of Edge of Tomorrow, although it turned me off initially. Have you read Film Crit Hulk's article on the subject? Rather interesting, as the man always is.

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Wade92 on 3/26/2015 Reply  · 

My apologies, but you thought I was from where?

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TheHonestFilmFan on 3/26/2015 Reply  · 

Well, I am kind of making my voice a little deeper to get that "bad guy" sound. But the annunciation I have day-to-day is there.

Sure lookit ya? I guess it means, "Look at yourself. The solution is obvious." Type 'a thing.

Haha, I thought Vimeo was this website for artsy short film, and the first result for such a generic keyword is just softcore porn! Hilarious.

No, I didn't see that they operate 100 times faster. I'd love to see that.

I'm not sure how many problems it would solve. In my experience, the 3D printers need to have the plastic in there system to actually print anything. So, if they're going to print food, they're probably going to need some material, which they probably won't have if they're desperately in need of food.

I understand you not reading Hulk. It's certainly a lot to take in. I tried to read his new article on Birdman tonight, but the task is just too daunting! :D

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gaveecho on 3/27/2015 Reply  · 

We can just forget about Upstream Color if you'd like, Shane? :D

I can't remember 3, I'm not sure if I've seen it. I'll have to try and watch it though, I hear it's great.

Used to the 'top of the morning' shit by now so I just tolerate it with the odd eye roll! :D

Didn't like the look of it that much to be honest, I thought it could've been cool but the trailer killed some of my excitement. What'd you think of it?

Oh, I heard of that! :D Yeah, do let me know. I'll seek it out if it's fun :)

I've been watching Twin Peaks (again) for the past week. Finally got into it properly, on the second season now and really loving it. I'll have to watch Fire Walk With Me after it. What're your thoughts on the film?

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gaveecho on 3/27/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, and no I didn't go out for Paddy's day. Just had a quiet boring day. I said I'd be cutting down on the alcohol this year so it was tough staying in on Paddy's day! :D However, I indulged in some beer on Sunday because United beat Liverpool, their big rivals :) Is Paddy's day celebrated at all in Australia? I know it's huge in America but not sure about anywhere else.

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Wade92 on 3/27/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, ok haha! I don't think I've actually heard that term before. Are you really big in to cricket? Or are there other sports you're in to? You don't hear much about cricket here in the States but it's always interested me. We'd play it sometimes when I was young in school.

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Wade92 on 3/27/2015 Reply  · 

I actually saw Run All Night as well last night :) What did you think? I really like Liam Neeson and the film was enjoyable and all but I thought this one was middle of the road. It wasn't great but it's by no means bad either. Just a fun one to kick back, relax and have fun with.

Compared with the other Jaume Collet-Serra/Neeson team-ups I thought Non-Stop was a lot better. Non-Stop is probably among my favorite Neeson films. I love the claustrophobic setting of the plane. I did think Run All Night was a lot better than Unknown though which I wasn't as much of a fan of.

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TheHonestFilmFan on 3/27/2015 Reply  · 

No, you didn't tell me about the fire. What happened? When did it happen? Was it far from you?

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gaveecho on 3/28/2015 Reply  · 

No I don't. Y'know, I just checked and it's on Netflix, so I'll try and watch it today some time. You can post your thoughts and hopefully I'll have it watched by the time I read them :)

I like your faith, and I hope it's rewarded! When I saw Kevin James pop up I kinda lost interest then, but Peter Dinklage could be funny. I'll watch the trailer again, I only seen it the once.

Oh I see! :D hah I know what that means for sure! :D I've heard mixed things about it, hope I end up on the liking it side.

Very cool, enjoy :) Or enjoy in a year or so since you own them now! :D

My cousin saw it and enjoyed it as well. Seems to be the perfect film for passing a while when you're bored, I'll definitely check it out some time.

Cool, I didn't know it was so big in Australia. I'd like to be your brother country! :D hah Yeah, rebellious fuckers we are! hah

Yeah, the first movie had a lot of money shots in the trailer so it'd be best to avoid any more tv spots or full trailers.

Hmm, I never heard of it. It sounds interesting though! I think I heard of Fat Girl, not sure where but I definitely heard of it. Maybe I'll check them both out some time if I get the chance :)

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Wade92 on 3/30/2015 Reply  · 

Ok, cool. I've heard of the AFL before but don't know much about it. Does basketball and the AFL have a big following in Australia? I'm really into baseball and hockey but they don't have the huge following that they used to here. Baseball still does alright but it's not like it was back in the day. Our football league, the NFL, is what a majority of people follow here.

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gaveecho on 3/30/2015 Reply  · 

Sorry, I never got around to re-watching Upstream Color yet. Nearly finished Twin Peaks, once I do I'll watch Upstream Color… that'll be a lot of weird for one week! :D

Yeah, In Hell was just a spontaneous decision. Was in the mood for something fun and it had surprisingly decent reviews on Letterboxd. Have you ever seen it? I was a little disappointed, it was a lot cheesier than I expected. Van Damme is usually fun as well but I found him sorta boring in it, have you ever seen it?

Na I haven't, but I remember you telling me about them! :) I'm definitely gonna check them out, as soon as I get the chance they'll be watched and I'll get back to you :)

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gaveecho on 3/31/2015 Reply  · 

I'm gonna wait until it's fresh in my mind, but I'll definitely read it, don't worry :)

Did I? Damn! :D I was in a hurry so typed up the message quickly, didn't wanna leave you hanging for another day! :D Oh yeah, I remember Cyborg. I used to like it when I was a kid but re-watching it I thought it was terrible!

Seriously? Wow, we have that in common then. I hate making phone calls. I prefer just speaking to people, making phone calls is something I only do if I really have to.

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gaveecho on 3/31/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, I finally finished Twin Peaks! Thought it was great. Not sure which season I preferred, the first was a lot more consistent but the second season had some of the best moments. The stuff with Donna and James in season 2 bored the hell outta me but Cooper and the reveal of the killer & everything was great. I hope they follow through with the third season next year, how perfect would it be with the "see you in 25 years" line as well? You excited for the proposed new season?

Gonna watch Fire Walk with Me next and then I'll re-watch Upstream Color, buddy :)

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gaveecho on 4/3/2015 Reply  · 

I can't think of the noise in Cyborg you're talking about, when does it happen? I'll check it out on Youtube and see if I recognize it :)

Hah Yeah, I divulged some information about myself! :D

Yeah, I hope it isn't a disappointment. It's such a great world, it'll be cool returning to it.

It's a show that I wish I watched because it seems like my cup of tea, but I didn't ever get around to watching it. I actually never realized how long ago it started, 1993. I thought it started late nineties. I'd like to watch it though, I may try and see it before the new season comes out, or watch an episode of the new season and then decide whether or not it's worth buying the box set. Are you interested in checking it out?

Oh, Why Don't You Play In Hell looks interesting/crazy, hope you enjoy them! :)

Wow, that's a great score! And it's a movie with witches! :D I'll definitely track it down and let you know what I think of it :)

I haven't heard of Wyrmwood, what's it about?

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gaveecho on 4/3/2015 Reply  · 

Okay, so Upstream Color.

***********Spoilere for Upstream Colour*********

Hmm. I made some of those connections but a lot of what you said filled in some blank spots in my head or connected the dots.

I especially liked what you said about their erratic behavior. How they felt scared so jumped into the bathtub together.

Thank you for writing all that out Shane, it helped me understand the movie better! :)

Shane Carruth is a very interesting director isn't he? Did you prefer UC to Primer? I'm looking forward to seeing what he does next!

***********Spoilere for Upstream Colour*********

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ironichipster on 4/9/2015 Reply  · 

Would you rather have a happy ending that doesn't make sense or a logical sad ending?

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gaveecho on 4/10/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, I think I know the sound you're talking about now! I was flicking through it there on youtube, it was in most of the scenes I flicked to! :D

That's a shame, at least you liked Killers though. I'll check it out for sure :)

Housebound, I remember hearing about that a while back. Wonder which movie you're talking about, You're Next is what popped into my head right away for some reason. I'll definitely watch it when I get the chance buddy :) Thanks for the recommendations!

Horror version of Mad Max? That sounds very interesting. Let me know what you think of it when you see it :)

I think it was the score and emotion in Upstream Color I preferred. Primer was impressive but it felt a little lifeless to me. I need to watch it again though.

Yeah, we really can't have Twin Peaks without him. There's probably no point in moving forward if he isn't going to be a part of it. We should know soon anyway, hopefully it gets resolved and he's given the budget he needs.

Did you see the True Detective season 2 teaser?

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gaveecho on 4/10/2015 Reply  · 

Just watched the Housebound trailer, looks entertaining as hell!

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ironichipster on 4/10/2015 Reply  · 

I agree with your reasoning. And you could always check my list to see if I had seen the movies you were going to talk about, but maybe that would've been too time consuming.

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Wade92 on 4/11/2015 Reply  · 

I thought it was pretty good. Definitely an entertaining watch. I love checking out old films like that. The only other John Huston film I've seen so far is The Maltese Falcon and I like that one quite a bit better than Treasure of the Sierra Madre. I still want to check out The African Queen someday. I've only seen Bogart as a good guy up until this film so it was different seeing him playing a darker character. Have you seen many John Huston films?

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gaveecho on 4/14/2015 Reply  · 

1989 Society? Never heard of it until you mentioned it, have you seen it yet?

Alright, don't give me any hints, I'll just check it out! :D

Wow, working with Disney sounds like a great gig!

Well, that's an interesting fact about you Shane. Thanks for sharing it :D

It sounds good, I'll give the trailer for Wyrmwood a look now. Thanks for your thoughts on it!

Mike the Chicken? Hmm… am I supposed to know what that means Shane? :D

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gaveecho on 4/14/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, I've been watching the new Daredevil series for the past few days - damn it's good! I didn't expect to like it as much as I am but it surprised me with how brutal it is. It's definitely the most violent thing I've seen from Marvel, didn't know they had it in them! I'd definitely recommend you check it out if you get the chance Shane :)

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gaveecho on 4/15/2015 Reply  · 

Ah, you've got me really interested in it now! :) I might try and check it out this weekend :)

Okay, I'm definitely gonna watch Housebound. I'll get back to you when I watch it, might be a week or two but I'll definitely check it out :)

It's money I could only dream of! :D It's serious cash, Shane, fair play to her I say :)

I thought you mentioned that before when you said sideshow attraction but I don't remember that story so it was a different sideshow attraction you told me about before… anyway, that is an interesting/bizarre story. I thank you for sharing! :D I genuinely enjoy you sharing these weird little stories :)

I haven't watched them either, I saw a few Flash episodes and it was enjoyable enough but very 'light' y'know? I sorta lost interest and didn't bother with the rest of the season. No chance of that with Daredevil, it builds momentum well and kept me hooked pretty much throughout. I really think you'd enjoy it :)

I'll take a few days to get back to you now Shane, I'm going to a wedding tomorrow so I'll be out of commission for a while! :D My cousin is getting married to an Australian guy. I asked him if he knew Shane24 but he wasn't familiar with you buddy! :D His relations and friends were freezing in the Irish weather even though it was considered a nice enough evening for us! :)

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gaveecho on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

Alright, I'll give Society a watch some night soon Shane :)

Wow, I know too much sun ain't good for your skin but that's really surprising how much droopier that side of the face is.

A cat run off with his head? What an unfortunate chicken! :D

Hah I always enjoy your thoughts of the day! :D

Damn ungrateful grasshoppers, if A Bug's Life is anything to go by you may have been better letting him get squished!

No problem Shane, hope you enjoy it :)

Had a great time at the wedding yeah, cheers :) I was actually gonna just to see his reaction and confusion but thought he'd think I'm a really strange fucker talking about some guy I talk to on movie websites! :D

Thanks for the heads up Shane, unfortunately I think I already heard of it even though I gave the trailer a miss. I'm really not sure about the direction they're going with Genisys, what do you think of the spoiler?

I think they also gave away that Arnie was the good guy in T2. What the hell is the deal with Terminator trailers!?

I gave it a watch after you mentioned it - looks like it could be great fun! :D Definitely going on my watch list, thanks for mentioning it buddy :)

Yeah, I'll give Life of Crime a miss then.

Have you seen the Batman v Superman trailer? And the new Star Wars one? Two huge trailers since I was last talking to you! And Jurassic World one is coming out today, I'm still excited but I'm worried it may disappoint.

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gaveecho on 5/5/2015 Reply  · 

Shit, I'm sorry about the incredibly late reply Shane! I'll try and get on here and reply far sooner from now on.

I have a lot of messages to get back to!

Slow West looks very interesting, dunno how I didn't see the trailer for it! Cheers :)

Yeah, the Star Wars trailer was brilliant. I'm not even a big SW fan but the trailer got me really excited, Abrams seems to have judged everything brilliantly.

Damn, Black Mass… can it be? Can it be a return to form for Johnny?!? God I hope so, I still really like him but he's been so disappointing for ages now. That trailer was fantastic anyway, he looks great in it too.

Nope, I have never heard of Irish people eating snails. I've never ate them and none of my relatives have either, sorry to disappoint Shane! :D

Sounds awesome Shane, the dolphin and plane bits in particular, Googling pictures of Fraser Island right now :) Wow, it looks pretty incredible man, is it as great as it looks in the pictures?

WHAT? You're finally going to see Le Samourai? :D Damn, now that it's actually gonna happen I'm worried it won't live up to the hype! :D Really hope you love it Shane :) Be interested to see what you make of El Topo as well, it's one I've always been interested in checking out.

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gaveecho on 5/5/2015 Reply  · 

I've seen It Follows! :) I think we spoke about it ages ago, you were asking if I thought it'd get a release in Australia and we came to the conclusion that it probably wouldn't because it was about as big as The Guest was in Ireland, which didn't get released in Australia.

Anyway, I'm so happy you loved it because I did too! I gave it 4.5 but I haven't stopped thinking about it since I watched it so it'll probably be a 5/5 on a re-watch, I loved the soundtrack and how it was shot, the frame always left space behind and to the side of characters which really made me feel uneasy, it kept me keeping a lookout for 'It'. Really loving Maika Monroe too, thought she was fantastic in this, she was also solid in The Guest. It'd be nice if she kept popping up in these indie horrors/thrillers because they've been great so far! :D Do you wanna talk spoilers about It Follows? Feel free to if you'd like, I'll get back to you far sooner this time, I swear! :D

Yeah, it sucks doesn't it? Black Sea and Ex Machina are pretty mainstream films so it's worrying that they were relegated to smaller theaters just so Avengers & whatnot can be shown in 3D & 2D.

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gaveecho on 5/5/2015 Reply  · 

Hey, didn't you want to tell me something ages ago? I remember you saying you wanted to say something but you were waiting for some reason. I'm thinking you forgot, or it could've been because of my absence. Anyway, I'm all ears if you can remember what it was! :)

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gaveecho on 5/6/2015 Reply  · 

Been a while since I've seen both but yeah, they're both great from what I remember. I really hope Black Mass doesn't disappoint!

I'd love to visit there some day, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it so much :)

No problem, Shane. Just leave a message about It Follows whenever you feel like it and I'll get back to you :)

Ah I see, well I look forward to hearing what it is anyway buddy!

Yeah, I've had it on Blu-ray since Christmas. I'm surprised it's not even out on Blu yet there, really disappointing. I really think it's a film you'll enjoy too.

I haven't forgotten about those films you recommended a while back either by the way, Housebound is on top of my watch list :)

Also, Avengers, possibly the biggest movie of the year and we haven't mentioned it! You've seen it, thoughts? I haven't seen it yet but did it live up to the hype for you?

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gaveecho on 5/6/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, there's been plenty of great trailers for terrible movies so I hope Black Mass has more than that one scene going for it! :D

Good, I don't have a clue what it is but I'm happy you'll be informing me :)

Ah I've been okay Shane, the movie watching as taken a drastic dip this year. I've hardly got watching anything in the past few weeks, just a few of the F&F movies, was planning on watching them before seeing Furious 7 but it looks like I'm gonna miss that now. Avengers will be my first trip to the cinema since It Follows I think. How have you been?

Ah that's a shame, it looks like it'll be tough to juggle so many characters. I'll be seeing it soon though and we can talk spoilers :)

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gaveecho on 5/6/2015 Reply  · 

I'm not so sure about the new Joker either, the tattoos are a bit much for me but I'd rather not judge too early. The 'damaged' one on the head is certainly the worst though. I heard they might just be for the picture and he'll not have them in the film, which is sorta odd. Definitely need to get rid of the one on the head though!

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gaveecho on 5/7/2015 Reply  · 

Not at all, I still love movies. It's just been a busier year and I keep meaning to watch more but it just doesn't happen. I'll eventually start watching them more regularly though, sooner rather than later hopefully.

The whole image just screams try hard to me, hope for the best though I guess.

Have you been watching Game of Thrones?

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gaveecho on 5/7/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, the name sounded familiar so I googled it and I saw the trailer a while back. Low score on IMDb though, hope you enjoy it more than most!

I'm liking the new season, haven't watched ep 4 yet but heard about the ending. I'm kinda pissed off if those characters are actually dead to be honest. Are you enjoying it so far?

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gaveecho on 5/7/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, you replied quick that time! :D And I missed it!

Oh, Coherence is well review though. Hope you find some enjoyment from Everly, anyway :)

I think GRR Martin told them how he's gonna end it so they've at least got the end point, just hope they don't fuck up too much of the space in between that they have to fill in themselves.

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gaveecho on 5/8/2015 Reply  · 

What time was that you saw my message at this morning? How weird are your sleeping hours lately, Shane? :D

Yeah I saw it was added to Netflix… US Netflix! Was disappointed it wasn't added to the UK/Ireland Netflix, I'll see it eventually though, I'm still pretty excited for it. Hopefully you get to watch it instead of Everly.

Dentists are always so damn expensive, I'll make sure to brush the back of mine thoroughly from now on! :D

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gaveecho on 5/11/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, does that sorta sleeping annoy you or do you not mind sleeping at random times? I kinda need consistency or I get thrown off easily! :D

So, which ones did you watch Shane? :)

I didn't, I'll check it out and get back to you though!

************It Follows spoilers****************

Oh yeah, definitely. Definitely heard a bit of Psycho in the soundtrack, not sure about Suspiria, I'll probably notice it when I re-watch it. Halloween for sure, the scene in the classroom reminded me a lot of when Laurie was looking out at Michael standing by the car. Also, the street the characters lived on sorta reminded me of Halloween/Nightmare on Elm Street. The guy that lives across from Jay seemed a bit like Johnny Depp's character in ANOES also. Did you get that at all?

It was refreshing, I can't remember any jump scares at all really. The camera work in general was just great I thought. Did any particular moments scare you? The scene in the house with the big tall guy coming through the door was really alarming for me! :D

I'm not sure about the pool scene either. The blood in the pool was a great shot but I wasn't sure about the characters reasoning for thinking that would kill it.

************It Follows spoilers****************

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gaveecho on 5/11/2015 Reply  · 

Well, when you gotta sleep you gotta sleep! :D

I've heard of Dracula 2000, never seen it though. Is it worth the watch for the comedic effect? Is it so bad it's kinda fun?

I actually don't, what happened to them?

Damn, that's a shame. I heard some people say Transcendence wasn't as bad as the reviews made it out to be so I held out a little hope of it being enjoyable. I'm not really interested in checking it out now.

************It Follows spoilers****************

Oh yeah, it was the same for me with the tall guy. I didn't jump but it's hard to describe, I sorta had alarm bells going off in my head like: "fuck, fuck, fuck, get outta there!!!"

Fuck, I hope not! :D That wouldn't be a good way to get an idea for a film! hah

Yeah, I loved that too. I also liked the way it had the kids fend for themselves, the lack of adults in the movie would make it all the more frightening to watch as a kid.

There's one in the works I think. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I can't see Maika Monroe coming back or the director, maybe it'd be for the best if she didn't come back, I liked the ambiguous ending that we got for her character. How do you feel about a potential sequel?

Yeah, I think you did mention that you wanted a new monster :) Probably during one of our many discussions on horror movies and the horror genre :)

************It Follows spoilers****************

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gaveecho on 5/11/2015 Reply  · 

YES! I was gonna mention it to you. I can't believe how positive they've been so far, I hope it lives up to the hype now! And for fucks sake I hope it makes money! Far too many awesome movies have flopped, so if this is as crazy as the reviews make out then I hope it smashes the box office! :)

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gaveecho on 5/12/2015 Reply  · 

Ah fair enough then, I'll not bother with Dracula 2000. Forgot about Johnny Mnemonic, I must try and watch it some time :)

Well, that's surprising. I had no idea about any of that.

Ah that's horrible, Shane. Did you know the kid or his family?

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Really, that's interesting :) Have you ever been got by a jump scare? I have a friend who's always got by them, I do the odd time but not very often.

Yeah, the STD metaphor is the most obvious one but I'm sure there's other allegories you could take from it as well.

************It Follows spoilers****************

Kingsman did well this year though which is encouraging, hope Mad Max manages to do well also :)

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gaveecho on 5/12/2015 Reply  · 

Have you read up on many of the films going to Cannes this year? Some very interesting looking ones. Takashi Miike's new one in particular looks zany as hell, about a vampire mob boss. It's called Yakuza Apocalypse if you haven't heard of it, I know he's pretty hit & miss with you though I think. I haven't seen enough of his films to have much of an opinion on him. Yayan Ruhian is in it though, cool to see him in something other than The Raid movies.

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gaveecho on 5/13/2015 Reply  · 

I don't, I just use the watch list on Letterboxd. Is the imdb one any better?

That is terrible, I can imagine how shocking it must be for everyone.

Did the title card jump scare in Cabin in the Woods get you? I think it got nearly everyone in the cinema when I was watching it :)

I was just looking some up yesterday and today but never got a proper look at what was interesting. Don't wanna leave you too long so I'll reply now with the ones that caught my eye.

Carol is about a lesbian affair set in the 50s and directed by Todd Haynes. You've probably heard of it before, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, it's been featured in most of the 'what to look forward to from Cannes' lists.

Youth I'm sorta interested in because it's got Michael Caine and directed by the same guy who made The Great Beauty. Have you seen that? I know I rambled on about how incredible it looked to you but can't remember if you've seen it.

The Sea of Trees, I think you told me about this so no need to say anything more. It'll just be interesting to see if it gets a positive response :)

The Lobster. This just sounds mad, have you heard of it? I'll just copy & paste the description I read: set in a dystopian near future where lonely people are obliged to find a matching mate within a 45-day period in a hotel. If they fail, they are transformed into animals and sent off into the woods. I mean, what the hell? hah It's by the guy who directed Dogtooth, heard mixed things about that movie.

Our Little Sister, talked about this before too I think. It's by Hirokazu Koreeda so if it's nearly as good as Like Father, Like Son we'll both like it :)

The Assassin sounds very interesting, about a female assassin who's been ordered to kill the man she loves… at least I think that's what it is. There's longer descriptions of the story out there if you're interested, it's directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Haven't seen any of his films but heard they're good so The Assassin sounds like a good place to start! :)

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gaveecho on 5/13/2015 Reply  · 

Ah I see, I've looked at my Letterboxd watch list a few times so I'll probably just stick to it since it's the one that I started.

The jump scare I'm talking about is at the start when they're talking about random stuff while riding on the little vehicle and then 'THE CABIN IN THE WOODS' suddenly comes up on screen in big red writing with a noise accompanying it! :)

No problem, Shane! You've written out plenty of recommendations for me in the past buddy :)

Alright, well you know I'd recommend it so I'll not bother saying it, you'll see it when you see it just! :D

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gaveecho on 5/15/2015 Reply  · 

Cool, let me know which ones you decide on and whether or not you like them :) I've seen Lone Survivor and Warm Bodies out of those, both good I thought. Nothing great but decent watches for different reasons.

I also heard it described as Godzilla meets Lost in Translation, being a mesh of all three would make a damn interesting movie indeed! :D

I'm gonna try and see Mad Max soon, I'm more excited for it than Avengers after the reviews! But I'll try and see Avengers as well so we can discuss it :)

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gaveecho on 5/17/2015 Reply  · 

I heard good things about that movie, nice to hear you liked it as well. I'll give it a watch sometime, I think it's on Netflix :)

Speaking of Fury Road, put me among the people that loved it! Thought it was pretty incredible, such a visceral experience. More or less a 2 hour chase movie with short breathers in between, the stunts and action scenes in it were just fantastic. Hope you love it as much as I did :)

Ah that's a shame, I'll probably have to do the same with A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

I am indeed excited for it! The premise alone is enough to get me excited but in Denis Villeneuve's hands it could be something very different and interesting.

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gaveecho on 5/17/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, becoming more aware of the smaller films and foreign ones is great. There's so many gems that I wouldn't have seen if I'd just stuck to the mainstream movies each year. That's another reason why I roll my eyes when people say 'terrible year for film', I hear that said at the end of every single year by somebody and I just feel like saying you're just not looking hard enough. Sure summer blockbusters can have a less than stellar years at times but there's usually always one or two good ones in the bunch of forgettable ones. And there's always a number of interesting foreign/independent movies each year.

Yep, I'll rank it now :)

Full marks, sweet! I'll add it to my watch list :)

I watched those a few weeks ago, I think they're decent enough fun but I ranked F&F very lowly because I genuinely could not remember anything that happened in it. The others I could remember scenes and the story but F&F I struggled to even remember a villain or a scene that stood out so just thought it mustn't have been great! An odd way to rank it I guess, maybe a tad unfair too! :D

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gaveecho on 5/18/2015 Reply  · 

It landed higher than I thought, but I just kept being honest saying "Yeah, I actually do prefer it to that!" :D Some of the quieter moments and world building moments really stood out thinking about it afterwards as well. Can't wait to talk to you about it :) When will you be seeing it? Sorry if you mentioned this already, I can't remember.

Hopefully, I've been hearing a lot of good stuff about it. I wish I saw it when I had the chance, probably just wait for the Blu-ray/DVD now.

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gaveecho on 5/18/2015 Reply  · 

Awesome, can't wait to discuss it with you :)

Hmm, that's tough. Okay, we had a discussion about hype ruining a movie and I'm pretty sure you said it never has for you because you're able to keep yours in check for the most part. So, with that said I think it will definitely make your top 50 and could potentially go into the 30s/20s. I wasn't as excited for it as you were and it blew me away, so I hope it delivers for you buddy. I looked through your list and there's a few sorta comparable movies I'd put it above but you may have a different opinion :) I'm aiming high obviously but I truly think it'll end up very high on your list, unless it completely disappoints you altogether! :D I hope this post hasn't put your hype through the roof buddy! :D

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gaveecho on 5/19/2015 Reply  · 

Okay, then I hope Fury Road lives up to every expectation you have of it :)

None that I'm surprised you like, just a few I'm surprised are so high :) I'll list a few out and you can do the same for mine, Shane :) Shoot Em Up, you know I'm not the biggest fan of this film but it's due a re-watch to be fair, I get why you love it though so I can see why you have it so high. Scarface I think is a good gangster movie but not sure it's a great one so surprised it's so high. Also, Star Trek is just outside your top 50, I thought it was a good reboot but nothing special, are you a big Star Trek fan or did you just think it was a great blockbuster? I mean no offense with any of these Shane, you know that! :D You can do my top 50 now :)

Also, I would've went higher with my Mad Max prediction because I think it does action much better than a few of the ones in your top 50, but I'm accounting for the x factor which is sorta hard to put my finger on for a few of them. Guardians of the Galaxy for example, I know it just ticked all the right boxes for you so even though I'd put Mad Max above it myself, I wouldn't say you'll have it above it :)

I saw Avengers last night too, so if you wanna open up the spoiler talk feel free, I was also a tad disappointed in it! hah

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gaveecho on 5/19/2015 Reply  · 

Oh no I do like Scarface, I just wouldn't rank it above Goodfellas and a lot of other gangster movies. It's cool you love it that much, I was just wondering :)

I also do like Star Trek! :D Just didn't love it, you explained why you loved it perfectly though, the warm soup comment was great! :D

Oh, let me know after you see it where you expected it to end up :)

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Hah I'm glad you said that! I thought I should've been paying attention better but what the hell? A pool that makes him see the very specific vision that Scarlet Witch made him see? Maybe it lets him see his greatest fear, either way it just seemed silly and there just for Thor to do something.

The ones Scarlet Witch gave the Avengers? They weren't great, I liked Caps one for some reason. I think just because I liked how that scene looked visually! :D

I dunno what the Vision does, didn't Ultron get killed because that was the last robot left and not because the Vision did something specific that only he could do? I'm not sure what his particular powers are either anyway.

Eh, it kinda came out of nowhere I thought. I didn't think they had great chemistry, it just felt a little forced/awkward at times too.

Some did, some didn't. Thor saying he was impervious to SW because 'I am mighty!' was pretty funny I thought but most of the humor missed this time around. Poking fun at Cap for saying mind the language also wasn't very funny and got tired quickly. What'd you think of it?

Oh, the strings theme? I recognized the Avengers theme I think, that's about it. It's a generic enough theme and soundtrack.

Yeah, this felt very cartoony a lot of it. The dark tone wasn't present at all really and Ultron was a letdown. Marvel have serious problems creating a good villain.

Is that line not in the film? I could've swore I heard it in the movie somewhere.

Ultron was definitely much more of a pushover than I thought he would be. So disappointed again that the villain let us down, he gets thrown out of the plane as a joke by the Hulk the same way Loki was thrown around in the first one. Doesn't make for an intimidating villain. And yes, Scarlet Witch messed them up a lot more than Ultron did with those visions. Cap, one of the weakest members, even gave him a good fight!

Also, I'm not sure about Tony any more. He created Ultron, who killed a good few people I assume, yet there's no consequences at all. They give him a talking to but that's it. Then he goes and creates Vision without talking to anyone but Bannner, hoping that it'd turn out good this time. It felt more like luck than him knowing Vision could help them. Stark is probably the 'coolest' character but I find myself agreeing with Captain America a lot more, even if he's considered the silly one or whatever! :D

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Forgot to comment on the new Avengers. Yeah, what the hell is Falcon doing among Vision and Scarlet Witch? They're a hell of a lot more powerful than that guy! :D

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gaveecho on 5/19/2015 Reply  · 

Okay, yeah Dazed and Confused is one that really doesn't seem all that remarkable! :D For me though, it's got that laid back slice of life feeling that a lot of Linklater's movies have that I love. It feels authentic and just transports me back to that time and place like no other movie. I also find it incredibly re-watchable and it has an awesome soundtrack :)

True Grit is maybe a bit high but I do love it. It's one of my favorite westerns, I love how the Coens shot it and the dialogue is great. It feels very cinematic but at the same time very genuine y'know? I need to give it a watch again sometime because it has been a while, I just think it's an almost perfect western so that's why I had it placed so high.

Almost Famous! This comes back to my love of music I guess, it's an amazing coming of age movie as well. I love so much of this movie, how the kid just loves music and wants to be a part of the band but Hoffman's character is saying they'll never be the 'cool' guys. It's another one I have to re-watch because I risk misquoting a lot of stuff here! :D But yeah, the Tiny Dancer scene and the scene of Penny Lane dancing right after the concert both give me chills thinking of them.

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gaveecho on 5/19/2015 Reply  · 

I can see why the enjoyment factor would be very high with Scarface for sure :)

Yeah, about 4/5. A very good summer blockbuster but I wouldn't go further than that personally :) I've been meaning to see the second one though, what'd you think of it?

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I dunno man, I'm confused about a lot of Ultron. I should've paid better attention, why did Thor even have to go and find that out? Couldn't they have just figured out SW made them see their greatest fear and Tony/Banner could've still brought Vision to life like they were gonna? Was that just an excuse to have a small fight before Vision comes into it?

Yeah, I'm pretty sure they were talking like they needed him. I'm sure Scarlet Witch could've wiped out the rest of the robots after her brother was killed. Vision just seemed to kill the last remaining one. Wasn't explained great if he did something in particular anyway.

Oh yeah I think I know the one you're talking about, the Pinnochio song slowed down and sung very eerily :) Ah I get what you mean now about that line, the context in the trailer was better yeah.

Agree with all your comments on the humor, buddy.

Probably a strong 3.5. Was thinking 4 but so much of the humor missed and the disappointing villain bring it down.

Well yeah, I'm sure that will but it really should've ended with them on bad terms I think. It's almost as if they think they can't leave things on a bad note incase the young kids don't like it or can't handle it or something. Cap has a right to be pissed off.

Yeah, they really need to hit it out of the park.

Do you have a favorite Avenger? Or top 5 or something?

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gaveecho on 5/19/2015 Reply  · 

Not really memories, but it's probably the best representation of what I believe that time was probably like y'know? The characters are from a different generation than myself but a lot of their attitudes and aspirations are similar and it's present in a lot of young people no matter what generation they were born so I think it's kinda timeless in that regard.

No I haven't seen them, have you? Worth the watch if so? :)

Yeah, music is a big factor in my enjoyment of movies for sure :) Hey, that's nothing to be ashamed of man, he's got some great songs! :D Almost Famous made me face the facts there as well buddy so no shame! :D

Hah Yeah, they should try and implement some of the music they use in the trailers into the movie. GOTG especially though since that movie had an 80s soundtrack anyway, it would've worked so well!

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gaveecho on 5/20/2015 Reply  · 

I should watch Into Darkness then, it's on Netflix. I'll try and watch it soon :)

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So did I, the voice work was great I thought. It's just a shame he wasn't as menacing as the trailers made it seem, which was the fault of the writing, not Spader.

Haha That's fair enough Shane! I'll wait and see if I understand that better on a re-watch :)

Wow, that's a very high score! I thought it would've been around a four for you after our discussion :) It's still very enjoyable though even though we seem to be just complaining about it! :D

I never even stayed for the mid credits scene, I must check it out.

The X-Men one. This isn't another thing to bash Ultron about either because I though Johnson was pretty good, he just didn't have a moment as good as the slow-mo one in DOFP in my opinion. Which one did you prefer?

Probably Iron Man and Cap. Winter Soldier was very good and he's a good counterpoint to Iron Man I think. He gets some shit for being 'good' all the time but I can't help but root for him. I think Evans plays him very well too. I've actually grown to really like Iron Man 3! :D I remember I was disappointed at first but it's much funnier than I gave it credit for and the action is great in it. Plus, it takes place at Christmas! :D

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Cool, I'll check the original out if I get the chance.

I must check those songs out, I usually just listen to a playlist and browse other tabs while letting music play so I can't identify the names of songs very well :)

I know, I remember you genuinely being upset they didn't use the song like that :D

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gaveecho on 5/21/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I think the problems would've been there regardless of the hype. Just keep your Mad Max hype in check though! :D

I thought the same, the costume looked ridiculous to me but it worked so well in the movie.

I heard of that, is it any good?

See Lynch is back on board for Twin Peaks too, very good! :)

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ironichipster on 5/21/2015 Reply  · 

Who do you think is the best action director?

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gaveecho on 5/22/2015 Reply  · 

No I haven't, is that a video or something?

Ouch, that sounds painful! A similar thing happened my brother, fell of his bike and think he badly cut his chin. I'm not sure though, it might've been his head I can't remember.

Cool, that'll be some free entertainment for you then :) Are you a rally fan?

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ironichipster on 5/25/2015 Reply  · 

That's my choice too.

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gaveecho on 5/25/2015 Reply  · 

Surprised I haven't heard of that, I'll check it out Shane :)

Ugh, that sounds like something from a David Lynch film! :D Rooting around a hole in your chin uttering that line, I can imagine it! :D

I'm not big into them either, a friend of mine is but I have no interest myself.

Yeah for sure. It was an ambitious task creating this shared universe and it's been done surprisingly well to be honest, but there's certainly some downsides. Because it's so precisely planned a writer has a lot of limitations with what they can do with the story and characters. Sometimes the standalone movies feel like they're building up to something bigger so they're not satisfying as just a standalone movie, Iron Man 2 being the biggest offender there I think. I wasn't happy they brought him back either, what'd you think of it? Feels very cheap re-watching the Avengers now knowing that he actually survived.

So did you watch anything interesting over the weekend? :)

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gaveecho on 5/25/2015 Reply  · 

Also, did you notice the Beats by Dre headphones on Banner at the start? That really stuck out like a sore thumb for me, took me right out of it and had to laugh a bit about it because it was so obvious! :D

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gaveecho on 5/25/2015 Reply  · 

Well yeah, he's sorta dead to me as well but there's always that little nugget of knowledge at the back of my mind telling me that he's alive on t.v! :D

No I haven't seen it but it's a Michael Moore film isn't it?

Yep, heard of Clean, Shaven. One of those ones I've been meaning to watch for years but just never bothered yet. I'll try and watch it soon Shane and get back to you :)

Haven't heard of Secret of the Grain, what's it about?

Yeah, Hummingbird was around the same for me. I think I said it'd probably be around that kinda score for you? We discussed it a while back and it's just an easy watch to pass a while :)

Oh, you know those Beats by Dre headphones? Dr Dre makes them and they're expensive & very popular. Well we were talking about Avengers and it just popped into my head that Banner was wearing them at the start of Age of Ultron after the first fight. It really stood out to me as a piece of product placement, I just thought it was so noticeable that it bordered on comical that I thought I'd mention it :) Sorry about that, I'm incredibly tired right now, very little sleep last night so I may not be making too much sense buddy! :D

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gaveecho on 5/26/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, there's Medicare in Ireland. I hear terrible things about people's experience in America though. I think when my cousin was holidaying there he got sick and had to go to the doctors and ended up having to pay a lot of money just to be seen. It really shocked him! :D

Hmm, that's interesting. I wonder if I'll be able to tell which scene that was :)

Oh well I didn't mean it in a very negative way. I've been in the mood for crappy horror movies I know will be terrible plenty of times so I certainly understand the mood for a throwaway action flick every now and then! :D

Cool, that actually sounds interesting. I'll give it a watch if I get the chance, Shane :) Thanks for giving me some thoughts there.

Where do headphones go, Shane? On you're head! :D I'm kidding, I could've phrased it better for sure. Are they not popular in Australia at all? I thought they were a worldwide thing, a bit like the iPhone of headsets y'know? A few of my friends were talking about how great they looked but anything I read online was saying that they're terrible value for money! Not that I'd spend much on headphones anyway, I'm fine listening to music the way I do presently :)

Oh yeah, that must've been embarrassing. Being that tall at 15 must have its advantages too though does it? Any situations where your height benefited you at that age, Shane? :) Not really, the most dangerous animal I encountered was probably a Swan, and it wasn't really me it attacked, but my sister and mother when I was in Galway as a kid. It chased after them, laugh a lot about it now but I'm sure they were terrified at the time! :D

Haha Little things like that come back to bite me too! A little bit less laziness and future/present me would be saved bother a few times! :D

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gaveecho on 5/26/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, that puts into perspective how bad it actually is. That they wouldn't chance three hours is crazy but necessary it seems.

Ah it's cool, I'm more exposed to them so it just stuck out to me more. Apparently they're in Furious 7 and Pitch Perfect 2 as well. It wasn't quite the Casino Royale Omega watch scene but an obvious bit of product placement nonetheless :)

Must've been an intense situation, Shane!

Any plans on getting The Witcher 3? Finally been released and to positive reviews.

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gaveecho on 5/26/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, that is crazy. I must check out that documentary, I'm sure it'll be very infuriating though.

Not yet, I'll probably get it next week. There's been some complaints about graphical downgrade but it still looks very good to me. If it's as enjoyable as Skyrim and I get a similar amount of hours out of it then it'll be more than worth the money.

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gaveecho on 5/26/2015 Reply  · 

He can certainly make a compelling documentary if Bowling for Columbine is anything to go by. How would you compare Sicko to BfC? Was it as interesting for you? I'll definitely give it a watch either way.

It's bigger than Skyrim I think… just looked it up and apparently it's 3.5 times bigger than Skyrim which is pretty significant! So a huge amount of stuff to explore :)

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gaveecho on 5/27/2015 Reply  · 

Cool, I'm sure I'll like it. He's been accused of sensationalizing stuff I think but the things you've been telling me about is enough of an indictment of the American medical system to justify the trashing he probably gives it in the movie.

I hear it's having some lagging problems but a lot less than what would be expected for such a huge game. Also hearing they're being cleared up with patches. Won't know for sure until we play it but it's been positive reactions so far at least.

Awesome! :) Let me know your thoughts as soon as you can :) Can't wait to see where it ends up on your list :)

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gaveecho on 5/28/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, isn't that one of the reasons that a lot of the people on gaming forums want people to stop pre-ordering games? They have so may pre-orderst that they don't worry enough about the game being properly read. In fairness, I haven't heard anyone accuse The Witcher of that yet, it's been mostly praised apart from the graphical downgrade a handful of people have been talking about.

Sweet, sounds like it'll be an awesome weekend, Shane! :) Let me know how that restaurant is! :D

Well, that's an interesting fact. Thank you for sharing it my friend! :D hah

That's incredible news for Kate, really happy to hear that Shane :) Thank you for linking the article :)

I fucking knew it! :D I didn't want to say incase I ended up way off base but I actually thought it could crack your top ten, not quite number 2 but I had a feeling it would tick all the right boxes for you :)

I'm not sure, I considered it more Australian than American but that may be because of my knowledge of the previous films. How about you?

Hah Now you feel how the majority of people probably feel around you - short! :D

Damn, some great pickups there Shane! :) Let me know what you think of whatever you watch/play first because I'm interested in all of them :)

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gaveecho on 5/29/2015 Reply  · 

Oh definitely, games should be worked on until they're fully completed. The new Batman game being constantly pushed back is a little annoying but hopefully that's just because they're making sure it's 100% ready and completed with a minimum amount of bugs/glitches once it's released.

Ugh, I love chicken but hate that! I remember eating a burger from a place that had it full of water, it just turned me off it instantly. Oh, that's unfortunate! The worst for me is in a pub/restaurant or whatever and when I'm washing my hands in the bathroom the water sparks up. I'm just coming from the bathroom so it looks like, y'know! :D I try and dry them on the dryer nonchalantly hoping no one will notice any time it happens! :D

I don't think I've ever eaten one but I don't like the look of them so I probably never will! :D Why do you ask?

She was great, so was the one that got run over by the car. Was disappointed when they both died but there was actual stakes in that final chase which was great and a reason why I was so on edge during it.

I remember somebody saying Hardy's accent drifting could be that he doesn't have any discernible accent now. He's just a wanderer that rarely speaks so it's become sort of muddled. I liked how he was pretty much silent and just grunting at the start of the movie but as it went on and he began to trust Furiosa he became more vocal.

I liked Hardy as well, I'm looking forward to seeing more of him as Max if they get to make the sequel.

Never heard of that, high rating on imdb though, hope you enjoy it :)

I haven't even seen the second Taken movie yet. At least 3 was an improvement on 2 I suppose.

Yeah, Black & White and silent too isn't it? Well, save for the soundtrack of course! :D That actually sounds very interesting. I think it would look awesome in B&W, he altered the frame speed too at times during the film to shoot certain action scenes which made it look really unique. I'd love to see the B&W version, if it comes with the main version that is :) What do you think about it? I actually loved the color in Mad Max as well, the yellow desert with explosions looked amazing and the distinct blue at night also looked great I thought.

Cool, thanks for letting me know. I'll give it a watch sometime it's released on Blu-ray.

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saddler16 on 5/31/2015 Reply  · 

I'm doing really well bud, how about you? Keppin' busy?

Blow Out... I'm still not sure what to think of it. Travolta was wonderful, the camerawork and direction where really good, but that ending...man, it's just so frustrating. Just a kick in the balls. Plus, I don't think he would ***Minor spoilers for Blow Out*** use the scream for the movie, that was just too over the top for me. WHat are your thoughts on it?

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gaveecho on 6/1/2015 Reply  · 

Awesome, glad you loved it Shane :) Did you get to see Kate there?

Hah I know the voice, I'm thinking the cinema scene in Annie Hall :) We've all experienced those moments, but rarely do we get to shut them up the way you did, sounds so satisfying! :D

That scene in Mr Bean is what I was thinking of throughout this whole discussion! hah

Oh yeah, I think I heard something like that about her now that you mention it. She seems cool from the little I've seen of her, could've got behind her as Wonder Woman based off it.

I haven't heard of The Friends of Eddie Coyle. Be sure to let me know what you think of it though, I'm sure you will really like it though being a 70s crime movie! :D

Co-wrote some of the songs? Damn, that's impressive. She seems like a very talented individual buddy, of course you'd be proud of her :)

Glad the ribs lived up to the hype, Shane! :D

Sounds interesting though, is it any good? Or too bizarre to know whether it's good or not? :D

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saddler16 on 6/5/2015 Reply  · 

Your cousin is an actor? That's cool man, is she mostly in plays or has she done some movies?

Haha no I don't know what Australian football is. Is it similar to soccer or is it more like our football?

What's your favorite Humphery Bogart movie?

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gaveecho on 6/6/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, writing all the songs is even more impressive!

I watched it there, it's pretty cool. It seems very experimental, like he was just trying a whole lot of new things out and seeing what he came up with. It's surprising that it was made so long ago though considering the music and color. Very interesting anyway! :)

Never heard that Shane but I wonder what's wrong with him that he did that. Is he very famous in Australia? Is this out of the blue or is known for doing crazy stuff?

Are you caught up with Game of Thrones? The last episode was one of the best yet I thought.

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saddler16 on 6/7/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, your cousin sounds like an amazing person, you must be very proud of her! (hope that doesn't sound to cheesy haha)

Do you play Australian football too or just a spectator?

My favorite Bogart movie would probably be The Maltese Falcon. I still can't quite figure out the plot, but he was such a badass and always one step ahead of everyone else. I like Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Casablanca too. I asked because I watched The Petrified Forest, have you seen that one? Itwas aparently his first big role, but I didn't really like him in it ,the whole time he had this look on his face like someone tricked him into eating a basketful of rotten eggs.

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gaveecho on 6/7/2015 Reply  · 

Hah That's possible! :D

That's strange to just do something like that all of a sudden. He's either gone crazy or just an asshole.

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I thought the final 15/20 minutes were incredible. Some of the most tense I've ever been watching a television show. I loved the revelation about the Valyrian steel, the look of surprise on both their faces followed by Jon cutting him down was great! It was made all the better by the fact I thought Jon was done for! :D I have a terrible feeling about Olly though, I think he may have interpreted Sams words a little differently than he was supposed to and he's gonna do something stupid. Or maybe he'll surprise us and do something good. What'd you think of the episode? Any predictions for the last two episodes? I'm gonna be really pissed if Ramsay kills Stannis.

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Glad you liked The Friends of Eddie Coyle, I should add it to my watch list.

Foxcatcher was the same score for me I think, I preferred Moneyball and Capote.

Ah, 47 Ronin looked like it could've been at least entertaining. Was the sword fights any good at all? Any plans on checking out the Mizoguchi one?

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gaveecho on 6/7/2015 Reply  · 

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Same for me, easily top five moments of the whole show so far.

Hmm, that's a good question. If a White Walker can be killed by brute force then yes, otherwise it probably would've just cut/pierced the giant 'til it died. That weapon of his could surely do a lot of damage to a giant anyway I'd say.

The moments with his daughter and the saving Castle Black thing have really made me warm to Stannis. It seems he may have a big part to play as well which is why I'd be disappointed in a bastard like Ramsay killing him. The stupidest moment yet in Game of Thrones was Ramsay killing those Ironborn soldiers without any armor so having him kill Stannis would annoy me even more. But yeah, Jon dying would be even worse.

Hah Yeah that's what I was thinking too, these moments of big battle make me remember what this show is capable of :)

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Damn, so it wouldn't even be a 'so bad it's kinda fun' watch?

Ah I see! Get back to me in a few years when you watch it then! :D

I have not, is it playing table tennis with your head though?

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saddler16 on 6/7/2015 Reply  · 

Hey what're your thoughts on Fury Road? I'm planning on checking it out sometime this week.

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gaveecho on 6/8/2015 Reply  · 

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Yeah, I stayed up 'til 3 to watch it live. I think I know who you're talking about, that cunt that I was rooting for! :D That was horrible, he's really plummeted in my opinion. Now I'm fully rooting for Dany/Jon even though Jon isn't competing for the throne or anything! :D I'm still on his side for the Bolton vs Baratheon fight, I want him to kill Ramsay and Roose I just don't care about his fight for the throne any more.

What'd you think of Drogon saving Daenerys? I thought it was great, but the flying away scene looked a little too green-screen-y. Still awesome though.

I think they turn into White Walkers, I'm sure some of them are Craster's sons are already proper White Walkers. I'm just saying that because it'd make no sense to just turn them into wights, just kill a few men and you can get wights.

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Wow, that sounds like a joke. I'm gonna have to look it up! :D

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saddler16 on 6/8/2015 Reply  · 

Haha I kinda guessed you liked it after looking at your top 10 :)

Should I try to see the other Mad Max films or does it work fine as a standalone?

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gaveecho on 6/9/2015 Reply  · 

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Yeah, really disappointed in him doing that. At least his was for the greater good though, Ramsay tortures people for fun! :D I don't think he will either, I hope he kills Roose though. I think if Ramsay is killed it'll be Theon or Sansa.

I think most ran away or were burned by Drogon, Dany was the target too so they wouldn't bother risking their lives killing those soldiers that were left. I was actually a little disappointed that Drogon was pierced by spears, I suppose it highlights how young he still is but he's not gonna change the outcome against the White Walkers if he's getting hurt by rich fuckers throwing spears at him.

Oh, you asked what I was more or less talking about there! :D Again I'll just say yeah though, they shouldn't have made him so easily hurt I don't think. I know he did a lot of damage but they were just spears, they should've been fucking bouncing off him! :D hah

I'm not sure, I don't think it was confirmed or denied. The Night's King is the only easily identifiable one I think, the rest look very similar so he may/may not have been.

****** Game of Thrones S5 E9 Spoilers *******

Nice, I saw it twice as well :) I hope JW gets decent reviews, an entertaining a competently made movie I'd be happy enough with because I know we won't be getting anywhere near the first one again.

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gaveecho on 6/13/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, the music worked so well for Mad Max that it didn't matter. Some of the music in the trailers was in the movie too though, the best ones I'd say! :) If I'm remembering right that is. Brothers in Arms was in one of the trailers wasn't it?

Reviews have been pleasantly surprising for JW, gonna go see it this evening, hopefully it's fun.

Have you played The Witcher 3 yet? Been playing it the past couple of days and loving it so far. Not come across any major glitches or anything either which is nice.

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gaveecho on 6/13/2015 Reply  · 

Oh shit, just saw you rated it 4.5! Awesome :) Was it a lot of fun then? :)

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gaveecho on 6/17/2015 Reply  · 

I'll trust my mind and say it was in the trailer that soundtrack! :D What? I didn't even notice that. I haven't a clue why they'd dub over her.

'Tis a great game, Shane :)

Well I really enjoyed Jurassic World. It's completely absurd but a lot of fun. I feel like I'm letting it away with a lot but those dinosaurs and action at the end were just so entertaining. Plus, when the theme comes on and the camera swoops over the park I felt like a ten year old again :) See what it's raked in at the box office? Did not expect it to beat Avengers opening weekend, surprised as hell (pleasantly) about that :)

What a dick. Does shit like that happen often where you live, Shane?

Never heard of it, but I'll look it up :)

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Kate668 on 6/18/2015 Reply  · 

Hey Shane, I'm having trouble loading pages here on my laptop! I managed to add all the movies I've seen recently, but couldn't leave any comments! Hopefully this will send!

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shane24 on 6/18/2015 Reply  · 

What a pity. Do you think it's just temporary with your laptop? Or do you think the pages are too much to load now? Hopefully you see this.

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Koroy on 6/19/2015 Reply  · 

Hey man we have been flickchart friends for many months but never got an oppurtunity to talk to you :-) i had trouble loading your orignal page so am writting it here :-) you have an incredible list of movies

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gaveecho on 6/19/2015 Reply  · 

I think I know which one you're talking about, Ninja Tracks - The Module by any chance? Don't think that was in the movie though it still sounds similar to some of the tracks in the movie.

Yeah that'd probably be wise. How good is Dragon Age anyway? I might get it once I'm done with The Witcher :)

I gave it four stars, which is very generous because I had problems! :D Masrani was half cool and half silly I thought, Vincent D'Onofrio's character was very pantomime but still sorta worked with the movie. The kids were annoying at times, when they were in the back of the van they had a touching moment that was a little too cheesy. Which characters worked/didn't for you?

Ah I see, shit way to have some fun - ruining someone else's day for their own amusement the cunts.

That's awesome man, I don't think I heard of this though? This is a biographical movie on Kate? How the hell did I forget this if you mentioned it! :D I wish her the best of luck with it though, of course! :)

I saw bits of it, not the full movie. Have you seen it? Any good if so? A few decent indie directors did some of the shorts didn't they?

Lone Survivor is good and Ida is very good, not sure about the rest but I hope you enjoy them :)

Nothing, man. Just re-watched the Jurassic Park trilogy. Though, I plan on watching more now and getting back to reviewing movies soon. I'll be watching some of those Hirokazu Koreeda movies soon, got them on DVD remember? So that of course means don't watch them for years in you and I's world! :D

I plan on watching Les Diaboliques this weekend, have you seen it?

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Koroy on 6/19/2015 Reply  · 

Thanks ofcourse you can recommened me movies.I am a big movie and sport buff.
In movies i am a big chris nolan ; martin scorsese ;james cameron fan those are my favourite director :-)
Who are your favoutite directors ??

P.s please recommened me some movies

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Koroy on 6/19/2015 Reply  · 

Well i really like action movies
Thrillers( like se7en ;psycho; silence of the lambs)
I like heart warming movies too( to an extent)
Well ghost movies are not my genere he he he

About sport i am an avid follower of Football; cricket( granted if it is 20 overs he he) tennis and golf.

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Koroy on 6/19/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yes over the top action movies works pritty good with me kick ass 1 & 2 are really entertaining so is dhoot em up heck i even enjoy power rangers movis :-)
Well i was talking 'bout the game played by the Brazil; Argentina ;Germany ;and other south American ; europian and Asian countries well round ball game to be precice

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Koroy on 6/19/2015 Reply  · 

Thanks man that will be very kind from you :-)
Its mid-night here he he

I am an Indian and here cricket is the most popular sport.Football is also played here.
Hey what is your favourite movie triology??

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saddler16 on 6/19/2015 Reply  · 

What do you think of I Saw the Devil?

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Koroy on 6/20/2015 Reply  · 

Man i think i have seen i saw the devil it was a korian movie i suppose where a psycho was killing peoples who insulted him am i right ??
Thanks i have seen parts of looper but haven't got the oppurtunity to see it full.Raid i have seen it.&the others you mentioned i will definietly see them

My favourite movie triology are
1. Toy story(ts 3 Is my fav.)
2.its prime compititor Lord of the rings(fellowship is my fav.)
3.the dark knight (rises is my favourite)

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Koroy on 6/20/2015 Reply  · 

About horror and gore things i am not a fan of ghost movies but man i have seen much of it be it the exorcist or the shining or the sixth sense the conjuring or incidious :-) i dont really like them but if silence of the lambs or psycho se7en wrong turn type movies can be put inside the horror genre then i am big fan of them

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Koroy on 6/20/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yes i don't have any problems with gore and messed up scenes in a movie.In suspence thrillers they are much needed.I just don't watch ghost movies.Because well nowadays they have that same cheap parlour trick to scare its viewers.The same things which you will find a bit heart popping in a particular movie you can also find that there is a same( logically speaking same structured) scene in another movie he he he.Thdme common trait you can say :-)
Let me give you an example- in one movie scene a boy is very scared he is peeing . When he turns around he see's someone passing by.When he try to investigate walla he finds ghost.you can find same kind of scene in another ghost movie too

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Koroy on 6/20/2015 Reply  · 

Thus the ghost movies in my eyes are loosing the IT factor he he
Oh yes i have seen the raids but i havent ranked it because i have only seen it just once and i usually don't rank movies in just one viewings :-)
I haven't seen incidious 2 but i have seen its prequel .

Yes i have seen usual suspects i really like it :-) its ranked between my 20-30 the twist is great
What are your thoughts on usual suspects?? And are some of your favourites twist ending movies??

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saddler16 on 6/20/2015 Reply  · 

I haven't seen it, but it's on my watchlist. What are some other great Korean movies? I'm aware of Old Boy but that's about it.

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saddler16 on 6/20/2015 Reply  · 

I think I remember hearing something that Old Boy was part of a trilogy a while ago. Any recommendations for me? I'm trying to see more obscure hidden-gem type movies. Not so obscure that they're impossible to find though haha

How have you been lately?

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saddler16 on 6/21/2015 Reply  · 

I'd heard of a few of those flicks but most of them were new to me. Thanks man, I'll be sure to check some of those out.

I've been pretty good but there's been some crappy stuff happening to me lately. You see, me and some friends made this team ( I won't say what for but its not important) and one of our members didn't really think he wanted to do this particular event so often which, Y'know , is fine, but me and the other members found out that he was making another team with his buddies behind our back. Which really really sucks, man. Haha sorry for venting. But other then that everythings been Goin' good.

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Koroy on 6/21/2015 Reply  · 

Some of the best twist ending movies In my opinion are-

The sixth sense

Psycho

The usual suspects

The prestige

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gaveecho on 6/22/2015 Reply  · 

That's nothing to be ashamed of, I just go overboard with listening to soundtracks after I love a film so it's hard to not notice the names of each track! :D

Cool, I'll let you know if I play it anyway.

Yeah, the high heels thing definitely had me thinking "it would be a lot more practical to take them off!" but it was a deliberate choice that I think Howard wanted. It had a point I'm sure but I just couldn't help thinking how impractical it was despite whatever it was meant to symbolize.

I don't know what to make of Ti West really, I enjoyed Innkeepers and loved House of the Devil but The Sacrament wasn't up to much. We'll see how his next film is I suppose.

Yeah, the cinematography is top notch in Ida, happy you gave it such a high score :) I think I gave it the same score as you.

Yeah, it feels like it! :D So did you watch Lone Survivor over the weekend? :)

Thought Diabolique was great yeah, clever and absorbing mystery :) Very Hitchcock-ian, same guy that did Wages of Fear too, that's a 5 star film for you isn't it? I need to check it out soon, been telling you I'll watch it for ages! :D

Ah I see, well I hope that she has success with it anyway Shane, it'd make a compelling film so hope it goes to the right people to bring it to the screen.

Apocalypse Now! Well, how was it on a re-watch? :)

Cool, I think one of the ABC's movies are on Netflix so I might give it a watch some evening :)

Yeah, his teeth being kicked in by Batman wouldn't make it as bad, if it's a fashion accessory though it's not gonna work! :D

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Koroy on 6/23/2015 Reply  · 

On that list i haven't seen old boy but I wan't check it out as soon as possible.Others I have seen :-)
What are your thoughts on Hitchcockian thrillers??

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Koroy on 6/23/2015 Reply  · 

Gone girls mid way twist is awesome :-) .If you haven't read the book (which i haven't) anybody will be dumbstruct :-)

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gaveecho on 6/25/2015 Reply  · 

Yep, that was it and I agree with you. I don't think she's sacrificing her femininity by taking off shoes not built for the task at hand! :D

Ah I see, that sounds lazy even though I haven't seen it. Shock value over anything with more substance I suppose?

Ooh, was 50/50 on Chappie but it doesn't surprise me that's how it ended up! :D

Awesome, glad to hear that Apocalypse Now improved so much on a re-watch :) I need to watch the Redux, then I'll see if I have anything to say on the possibility of it improving because you watched the shorter version :)

Hmm, what's the chef's head comment in reference to?

I'll check out the sequel then, maybe the original if I see it on and I'm in the mood.

Haven't heard the WTF podcast before, huge profile guest though so I'm guessing they're very popular?

I haven't seen Now You See Me but a friend didn't like it, I thought Only Lovers Left Alive was good and one that'd probably improve a lot on second viewing.

Go with Lost River first, it's probably the one that's most likely to disappoint so get that out of the way! :D

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Koroy on 6/26/2015 Reply  · 

No problem man I bet you i still won't catch the twist before the ending he he :-)
No i don't keep a track on movies which i have seen but did 't added My top 10 movies in my list of shame I have seen them all but have seen them just once So unless i have rewatched them twice atlest i Won't have a clear mind about those movies.So I didn't ranked them :-)
Psycho is my favourite Hitchcock movie .Stranger in a train and vertigo are awesome too.Notorious has a great screenplay :-)
Do you like terminator movies???

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Koroy on 6/28/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yes you are right the terminator movies should have ended with the first 2.3 And 4 were pritty bad.And yes i am sure that 5 will be pathetic he he he

Do you like star wars movies??

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gaveecho on 6/28/2015 Reply  · 

If I watch either of the ABC movies I'll let you know, be cool to discuss which ones were our favorite and the ones we thought were most creative.

Ah, I hate when films set themselves up for a sequel. I'm okay with subtly leaving the possibility of a sequel and the film is wrapped up and works on its own without you thinking "ah, that'd be explored/expanded on in a sequel", otherwise it feels unfinished to me if there's a sequel needed to tie up loose threads.

Oh right, forgot what his name was so I was wondering who Chef was! :D Yeah, that was his head that they threw at him I believe.

Wow, cool. I'll give his podcast a listen some time then :)

Oh I see, yeah, best leave Lost River then! :D Did you watch any of them yet?

Hah I watched it when I first heard about it, I'll watch it again though, I found it hilarious as well! :D "Marvel Avengers dirt!" hah Didn't he also ask to fight some film critic in a boxing ring or something? Mad guy.

Had to look it up to remind myself of it there but yeah, that does sound interesting. Especially the part about multiple playthroughs to understand it and how decisions will influence things that happen later. Plus, it's a horror game so I'm sold! :D Hope it's as tense as Dead Space and those types of games.

I think I heard of Departures but have yet to see it. I'll definitely get it the next time I order some Blu-rays though :)

That description of In Order of Disappearance has really piqued my interest! Damn, I may have to order it as well :D I'll definitely check both out if I get the chance anyway Shane :)

I need to start watching some of the Hirokazu Koreeda movies I got last year, our discussion about not watching films once we own them is so fucking true! :D

I haven't actually, what's it about?

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gaveecho on 6/28/2015 Reply  · 

If The Losers is guilty of that then I'll most likely give it a miss buddy!

Three Colors: White is the weakest of the three anyway, still a decent enough watch though. Crumb is fascinating, I'd be curios to hear what you think of it :) Haven't seen the rest!

Alright cool, I think I'd probably have fun with it too. I'll let you know if/when I check it out.

I know, it's so simple but the thought of the process puts me off a little! :D

That sounds… interesting. So it's a movie poking fun at lifetime movies or are they genuinely doing like, uh, a lifetime movie?

Wow, the guy is completely mad. And a terrible director from what I've heard!

So, what films yet to be released this year are you most looking forward to now Shane? :)

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Koroy on 6/29/2015 Reply  · 

Hmm I don't really like those movies granted I have only seenthe first 2.I find the performances pritty bad along with bad script.And that movie lacked emotions IMO.he he
Have you seen Schindler's list ?? Any thoughts??

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gaveecho on 6/30/2015 Reply  · 

Well Losers looked fun so I can see why you were anticipating it, I'll not go out of my way to check it out now anyway.

Wow! I should really re-watch that trilogy, I can see why you'd prefer Blue to Red, but White?! :D Ah, it's fair enough buddy, it's interesting to hear how we differ on the trilogy :) And yeah, it was one of our first conversations wasn't it? Full circle! :)

Ugh, but it's so much hassle! :D I'm gonna watch one Koreeda Hirokazu movie today I think, I'm looking forward to his movie this year so watching his older ones will make me more or less excited :)

Ah I see, could be entertaining enough then.

Was it House of the Dead he did as well? A friend kept telling me about how it was one of the worst movies he ever saw.

I have not heard of that Shane, enlighten me :)

Excited for all of those as well, except for Ant Man, dunno why but I just can't get excited for it! Really looking forward to Dougherty's Krampus movie as well, I'll wait for the trailer before I get too excited though.

Sweet, hope you get to check it out in cinema then :) Wingard is my favorite of those little clique of horror/indie directors that collaborate.

I saw a few of those videos before, some cool reactions in there alright. The money means so much to some of them.

Haven't seen the one you're talking about though, I'll give it a watch.

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gaveecho on 7/1/2015 Reply  · 

I've typed out a paragraph or two before but deleted it as well :) Sometimes I'm just not sure I'm making sense and thinking that I'm misremembering stuff so just say "fuck it, I'll keep it simple!"

I had no idea what Shanghaiing was, I'm shocked to hear what the hell it was though. I mean, what the fuck? That is terrible, that so many people were in on it and didn't' have a problem with it. Shanghai Kelly, that'd make a pretty damn interesting movie, even a dark comedy perhaps, but fucking hell it'd be dark considering he actually killed people doing that. The story about the boat full of people just sounds comical as hell, but with the context of him actually murdering people and thinking nothing of it, then it becomes much darker! And for fifty years… damn. I'm just sorta, unable to know what the hell to say here buddy! :D That's just crazy, dark and dementedly comical in a way but crazy nonetheless :D I appreciate the big paragraphs you typed out Shane, you never cease to entertain me with obscure true stories about characters that seem to crazy to be real! :D

************Spoilers for Crumb*************

I really like your thoughts on the film, Shane. I completely understand what you're saying too about the brother that locks himself up, it's easy to call him evil or whatever for his fantasies but it seems he can't really control that, and instead of choosing to give in and do something horrible and unforgivable, he locks himself in and makes sure he'll never be able to act on them.

I actually can't remember the other brother, I'd need to watch the movie again.

Yeah, I shared that discomfort with you when I watched it. I'm just not sure how innocent or sinister his actions were, they could've been wholly innocent, but seeing what he draws and all just makes you wonder.

Hey, never worry about long messages buddy! I'm happy to read your thoughts on movies and whatnot no matter how long they are :)

************Spoilers for Crumb*************

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Koroy on 7/3/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yes i really like schindlers list.Thats one of the most powrful movies out there.Brilliantly acted ,directed great cinematography those colour schemes all are marvellous :-) .One of the speilbergs best IMO

THOUGHTS ON FIGHT CLUB ??

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saddler16 on 7/5/2015 Reply  · 

Yes sir, Cloud Atlas is a gem and, considering the crap Hollywood is giving us, it's kind of amazing something like this exists where its a huge, epic blockbuster but at the same time kind of an art house film that'll make you think about life. I really liked it. What are your thoughts on it?

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gaveecho on 7/6/2015 Reply  · 

I'm happy to know what the smoothest surface in the world is, so I'm glad that thought came to you! :D

Who wouldn't trust such a face :)

********Spoilers for Crumb************

Those reactions are understandable but I try to take a calm approach regardless of how dark a certain subject is. No, I can't remember the writing he did, I'll have to give it a watch again some time to refresh my memory.

I can picture him lying on a nail bed when you say that yeah, an unsettling image!

He didn't strike me as someone who would be of much help to his brothers. You'd think he's smart enough to realize how in need of it they are, but I suppose it could be something he's become so accustom to that he doesn't see any need for help, that's just how they are to him now? I'm not sure really.

********Spoilers for Crumb************

Sorry about the late reply as well, Shane!

I'm gonna have to add pears to my diet! :)

Shit, that is horrible man. Can't help but wonder what the hell is going on in somebody's mind when they do something so crazy.

I'm glad you liked it! Such a tough decision to make wasn't it? The main father was very cold I thought for most of the movie, but you can see how much it's affecting him as he tries to maintain composed throughout. Such great subtle acting in that movie :)

I haven't, but I heard it wasn't as good as the first series which is a shame. What's the problem this series? Is the atmosphere and setting the same?

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gaveecho on 7/7/2015 Reply  · 

Great, well I really only use the online features for updating the console (which you've probably already done) and downloading some free DLC for some games, Witcher 3 being the most recent - it has a lot of free content so be sure to take advantage of it when you get around to it! Also, Netflix and apps, whichever apps you like I suppose but Netflix is the only one I bothered installing. Anything you need help with? I'll try and help if so :)

Even better, less to eat! :D Pear skin it is my friend :)

Damn, that is crazy. Has anything been learned since? Like why he did it or if he was insane or anything like that?

Ah I get ya. The first season seemed to be dancing on that line between interesting and absurd at times, but it balanced it great so mostly came off as engrossing television. Seems this season it's fallen the wrong side of that line.

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gaveecho on 7/7/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, there was a patch to improve some glitches and make the game run more smoothly and whatnot. Underneath the games icon in the main menu though there's different DLC packs that you can download, more armor sets and a few missions; stuff like that. I downloaded one of the armor DLC's, it's pretty sweet but, I suppose there's no point talking to you about it until you start playing! :D

Yeah, I dunno why but I haven't bothered downloading MUBI. It isn't free is it? I think that may have been why I didn't bother. The thought of a lot of obscure films at my fingertips is nice but I probably wouldn't watch a lot to be honest, only the few that I was really interested in.

I have card details for Netflix only. I can be pretty paranoid about that stuff, but having so little in the bank eases my worries a bit!

Oh, that's who's taken charge of True Detective? Seems an odd fit considering the movies he's helmed.

I know very little of NBA games Shane but since it's EA I imagine it's very similar to Fifa; just playing the game and unlocking achievements & whatnot should grant you coin to spend in the store. I think you can probably buy coin with actual money too through micro transactions but I would never even entertain the thought and imagine you're the same! :D

I love how you typed out your worries and then the resolution! :D I can imagine you sorta worried and then being relieved when it was fine :)

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gaveecho on 7/8/2015 Reply  · 

No, haven't bothered using one before Shane but I'm sure it's fairly handy. And a lot safer for sure.

Ah I see, shame it didn't work out right for you. Good job the game was alright though.

I think I did for Fifa yeah, don't know of any serious problems, at least I didn't have any. They'll just send you a load of crap most likely, promotions and info about the latest EA crap I'd say.

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gaveecho on 7/8/2015 Reply  · 

Are you serious? Choking?! That is just, I mean, wow. 1962, shit. That's hard to believe, but I believe you! :D

I dunno, those annual game series are about the laziest games out there though.There's so little change and improvements each year to justify paying full price for them… but, of course, I fucking do it anyway every year! :D

You should just need a Playstation account for online multiplayer, which you'd have to give your e-mail address for I suppose. Not many other benefits that I can think of, Shane.

I didn't pay much attention either… I've just realized how little help I've been to you over these last few comments! :D Sorry man, I'll tell you what I heard about Destiny though. I heard it was a big, big disappointment. The story was supposed to be terrible and the characters wafer thin, there's a lot of promised content apparently but it seems people don't care much for it because they've already been disappointed so greatly. That is at least my perception of the release of Destiny, things may change and the additions may make it much better in the future but it is, apparently, a bit of a letdown in the publics opinion right now.

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gaveecho on 7/9/2015 Reply  · 

Damn, I was thinking that this story was sort of bizarre but that would be the end of it. Nope, it gets even more bizarre, like most stories you share with me buddy! :D Ham fat? Why would one be shoving ham fat in their damn mouth anyway? :D So the guy who created the Heimlich maneuver is crazy… can't say I expected that. I've come to trust you no matter how crazy your stories are, I don't bother looking them up to fact check for myself because you've been telling the truth every time. You could really take the hand outta me some day if you felt like it! :D

Ah, no serious mistakes. Remember when we'd correct each other, we'd be afraid to click 'submit comment' incase we'd be made fun of for something! :D

So, been watching anything interesting lately Shane? :) Or got anything good lined up for the weekend?

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saddler16 on 7/9/2015 Reply  · 

Hmmm... Let's see. Tom Hanks was probably the standout for me, his roles seemed a lot more diverse than the other actors. Also, the guy who played the composer was great. Who were the standouts for you?

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gaveecho on 7/9/2015 Reply  · 

I should really start watching Louie, I hear nothing but great things about it.

Hah Let me know if you do watch Lone Survivor. Or let me know if you watch anything worth raving about :)

I might watch Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, saw it popped up on Netflix today. Have you seen it?

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gaveecho on 7/9/2015 Reply  · 

Can't argue with you there. I'll watch it eventually, if it ever comes on Netflix I'll give it a go. Otherwise, it'll be a while before I get seeing it I imagine.

Sweet, I will get back to you when I watch it :) I knew you'd have seen it by the way, pretty sure we even discussed it before (the time you recommended me all those westerns), I just thought it'd be impolite to presume! :D

Yeah, I think he's pretty good. Black Hawk Down and that vampire film, 30 Days and 30 Nights, were good and he was fine in them from what I remember. Plus, he's also in Halloween H20 which I like… is that an unpopular opinion? I feel like it might be but I'm not sure. I can see the problems when I watch it but I really enjoy it anyway :)

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gaveecho on 7/9/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, just noticed how high up on my list it was! I'll definitely have to remedy that this weekend.

Yeah, you're right buddy :) I actually really like Hook too by the way! :D

See the Dissolve has been shut down? I only started reading reviews on there this year but they were very good. Did you ever use their website?

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Koroy on 7/10/2015 Reply  · 

I really like fight club . It has great performances great twist and yes the dark humour is the cherry on the cake for me.
I was a bit disapointed by its ending but still a healthy 7/10 from me :-)
No shane I haven't seen choke.How is it ??recommendable??

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gaveecho on 7/10/2015 Reply  · 

Y'know, I don't think I've actually watched any of his movies since his passing. Maybe just one around the time or right after, I'm not sure. The nostalgic ones and the emotional ones will be a damn tough watch now!

I think it was financial reasons just. Probably weren't getting enough traffic to keep the site running. They seemed to really focus on the more obscure side of cinema as opposed to the blockbuster side, of course, they did review the latest blockbusters & whatnot too. I always saw plenty of reviews for movies I never heard of, so it was a great resource to get some lesser known films added to the watch list.

Yeah I believe so buddy. Bullshit isn't it? I never play online, there simply hasn't been enough games released yet that make me tempted to bother but, if you really wanna play online then I hear you get your money's worth with PS Plus if that's any consolation. There's supposedly a good deal of content and some games you can download through PS Plus. It should still be optional, of course. Ridiculous policy in my opinion.

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ironichipster on 7/10/2015 Reply  · 

Do you think characters should switch genders, such as Jane Bond?

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gaveecho on 7/12/2015 Reply  · 

I haven't seen it yet, dunno if I'll bother with it to be honest. Maybe if it's on television some evening just. I have actually never seen Transformers: The Movie, what's it like? Is it mostly nostalgia or is it actually a good animated movie?

Yeah, I wouldn't blame you Shane. I haven't either and I ain't gonna bother anytime soon.

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gaveecho on 7/14/2015 Reply  · 

Cool, I think it's worth giving a go then. I'll try and check it out whenever I get the chance Shane :) If only for the soundtrack you're talking about! :D Also, I think I know what you're referring to when you said it made you reflect on death, someone said it in a video I was watching one time. It's fine though, I'll still give it a watch :)

Wow, I've watched some eyebrow raising films before but I think you take the cake, Shane! :D Yogi Bear, huh? Well, I suppose it could've been just curiosity and maybe it could've been fun… evidently it wasn't though! :D

It's fine man, I'm sure there were one or two films we discussed where I said I'd watch it every weekend for like a month or two but never got around to it. Butch Cassidy, however, is not one of those movies - I watched it! :D Really enjoyed it, Newman and Redford had very good chemistry, I already knew the ending because I think I saw it a few times in other movies/documentaries/just general pop culture but that didn't spoil it. I thank you for the recommendation, buddy!

I have not, damn it I never hear of any of these stories you bring to me! :D

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gaveecho on 7/17/2015 Reply  · 

I knew Orson Welles voiced someone but I thought it was Optimus Prime, sounds good though, the guy had one of those distinct voices so it'll be cool I'm sure. I actually wasn't a fan, never bothered with Transformers for some reason. The X-Men cartoon, Spiderman one and the Batman Beyond were some of my faves! :D If/when I watch it I'll give you my thoughts anyway buddy :)

I see, I'll not take the chance on it then :)

Cool.

Did you see the Krampus poster? I really like it, the 70s/80s style it was going for looks good. Kinda reminded me of the Black Christmas poster actually.

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gaveecho on 7/17/2015 Reply  · 

Oh shit, forgot to ask… Revenant trailer! See it yet? Looks like it'll be visually stunning, as per usual with Lubezki I suppose.

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gaveecho on 7/19/2015 Reply  · 

Did you copy and paste that or type it out? That's a lot of text and I appreciate it either way! :D

But damn, that is a crazy story. I can't help but think the same as you too; how the hell is it not a movie yet? :D It would make a hell of an entertaining movie and it can boast being a true story as well :D The guy that fell down the ravine sounded hilarious, imagine being so drunk that you think your friend that fell down a sixty foot ravine might be alright hah Seriously though, I'd watch that movie! :D Thanks again for another entertaining story, Shane :)

I'll watch it now… Wow, is the film really full of 80s pop music like that? You weren't kidding it seems! :D I don't think I'd enjoy it as much as you no, but I could still enjoy it I think based off that clip. It could be fun for sure, I'll check it out when I can :)

I thought the trailer for Krampus would've been out by now since they showed one at Comic Con. I'm really hoping it has the same dark playfulness that Trick r Treat had. Actually, it was compared to Gremlins by the people who saw the footage, be great if it was in the same vein as that. What do you think?

It does indeed! Seems like it will definitely look incredible, and completely agree that it looks immersive in the way its shot. You felt like you were there with him in the trailer so hopefully it can carry that feeling for the full running time.

Yeah, I've seen both why? Both very good too I think.

That does sound fun! Witching and Bitching is still on my watch list man, just incase you thought I forgot! :D I think I'm gonna order It Follows during the week, if I do I'll order Housebound as well. It's one that's still been in my mind consistently since we talked about it :)

I heard about it but never got around to it. Is it like one of those old Grindhouse films or something? I'll watch it either way but just wondering.

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Kate668 on 7/19/2015 Reply  · 

Hi Shane! I just wanted to say hey, sorry I havent been around much, my internet was down and then the old girl laptop finally gave up!! :(
I'm going to get a new one, but until then I can't read messages on my page or your page on my tablet, seems it's too much to load. But rest assured I'll be back to normal soon! Hope you're okay! :)

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shane24 on 7/19/2015 Reply  · 

I don't know ifmyou will see this, but thanks for telling me. That sucks about your laptop, and I understand how our pages would be way too much to load on a tablet. I don't get how my iPad 2 is so powerful compared to newer versions! Ok, hope to speak soon.

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gaveecho on 7/19/2015 Reply  · 

Damn, well I appreciate you taking the time to type all that out Shane! Seriously, thanks :) I look forward to that story!

It's a pretty damn cool moment, I can only imagine how much more awesome it would be for me if it was something I watched in my childhood :) I will definitely check it out when I get a chance buddy, you have my word! :)

Happy you loved them so much, I think The Hunt may have been 5 for me as well. Fruitvale was a 4 I think. The Hunt was a tough watch but that church scene was powerful as hell from what I remember. The way he breaks down was just, ah, damn it was tough to watch! Great acting from Mads Mikkelsen there.

Holy shit, four times?! I have to get around to watching it then! :D It sounded very entertaining and I heard a good bit about how crazy/fun it was so I'll watch it during the week :) I'll get back to you once I have it watched.

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gaveecho on 7/22/2015 Reply  · 

I see, still interesting even though not as crazy as the egg nog riot!

I had mixed feelings toward the little girl, she didn't realize the gravity of the accusations she made. The anger of what that guy had to go through needed to be directed somewhere though so a bit was thrown at the little girl from me too, I had to remind myself she didn't really know any better a few times. I haven't seen any of those Pusher films, Nicolas Winding Refn directed them didn't he? Are they any good?

Isn't that the Krysztof Kieslowski (butchered that spelling most likely) film? The Three Colors guy? I remember I was going to watch A Short Film about Love one day but never got around to it. Well, was it any good? I don't mind bad visuals if it's purposefully done, y'know, to suit the story being told :)

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gaveecho on 7/25/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, Eva Green is great. Think I should start watching Penny Dreadful? Is it comparable to anything I may have watched?

Hah That happened me a few times before as well, really sickening when you type a big long comment and have to do it all again! No worries anyway, whenever you have time you can get back to me with it :)

I haven't heard of Radium Girls? Is that a movie or something?

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gaveecho on 7/27/2015 Reply  · 

Well, I like a gothic atmosphere so I'd probably be interested in it. Have to get through some other stuff first but I think I'll give it a watch eventually.

No worries Shane, comment whenever you're free. No hurry!

Shame about Inside Out considering the reviews but that'll at least keep my expectations in check! I would've been a lot more interested in Ant-Man if Edgar Wright ended up directing it. It looked pretty much standard Marvel fare from the trailers so I wasn't really interested in going to the cinema for it. I'll probably check it out if it comes up on Netflix or a friend gets it. What the hell is it with Marvel villains? They're failing so badly with them, none of them are memorable or actually threatening. Fisk is probably my favorite and he comes from a series. Their movie villains are way below par, they really have to remedy that soon with a good one. Is there any ones you're hopeful for being good in the future? I can't really think of who's been cast in future movies or anything.

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gaveecho on 7/27/2015 Reply  · 

I forgot to say I watched A Walk Among the Tombstones. It's an okay way to waste kill two hours is about the best I could say. I liked the feel of it, hard to really explain what it was but the city had a real dreary, dark feeling that reminded me a bit of films like The Crow and Se7en, but it's nowhere near as good as them. The story was interesting enough, but it felt messy and I really disliked one part of the film in particular. If you check it out we can discuss it but I'll say no more for now, I gave it three stars just because I felt mostly interested while watching it.

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gaveecho on 7/29/2015 Reply  · 

I saw an article about them de-aging Michael Douglas so figured it must've been done very well. Most films that use CGI to make people look younger do it very badly, and yeah you're right: Tron was one of them to do it badly! The fact it was a computer world or whatever didn't make it seem as bad though I think.

Yeah, Thanos hasn't really done anything either (that I can think of). He's popped up here and there and said a few menacing words but I'm just sorta not caring. He'll probably the villain to do the most damage though so he'll not be as disappointing as the rest. I'm not sold on his look though. We'll see how it holds up over the course of a full movie I guess.

Hope you like it more than I did!

Wow, does this mean you're gonna watch it soon?!?! :D

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gaveecho on 7/31/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, just wondering if you've seen the trailer for Ash vs the Evil Dead? I know I'm late and you've probably seen it a while ago but I forgot to bring it up, how are you feeling about the series? Excited at all or not really caring?

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Kate668 on 8/2/2015 Reply  · 

Hey mate!
I saw your message! Hopefully I'll be back on my page soon :)
I've got to keep track of all the movies I'm watching so I can add them all, haha.
I saw Ant-Man recently, it was quite fun but nowhere near the greatness of Guardians of the Galaxy! Entertaining though, especially towards the end.

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gaveecho on 8/2/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, I forgot about that scene. It didn't look good there at all, could've easily did that without showing his face for sure.

Great! I knew you'd love it :) He plays the silent, brooding assassin perfectly doesn't he? I might re-watch it someday soon, it's an incredible film. After the long wait and hype building I'm seriously happy that it's a 5 star movie for you :)

Maybe, it looks like it's really going for the horror-comedy tone from the trailer though. It looks seriously bonkers, I hope it ends up working and doesn't be too tonally inconsistent. Which is your favorite from the original trilogy? Do you put them all above the remake/reboot?

Yeah, your'e right that does sound cool. I'll keep that film in mind.

I watched ABCs of Death 2 by the way! Didn't bother with the first and don't think I will in the future either. There was some really cool little films in there though! Which was your favorite? K for Knell was mine, it was the one with the most lasting image I think and looked very impressive for what I assume was a very small budget. The slow-mo one was pretty funny & entertaining too. Z was the one you were telling me about and yeah, it was twisted/sick but yeah, never seen anything like it! :D

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gaveecho on 8/2/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, top 10 huh? Is that 3 five star films now from him? The Red Circle and Army of Shadows being the other two? I'm pretty sure I remember you giving Army of Shadows five anyway.

I remember really liking the third, but the second is my favorite too I think. Need to give them a re-watch. Same score for the remake from me too.

Oh, I understand how Z could be your favorite; it's completely unlike anything I've seen as well, and to elicit such a reaction deserves props! :D I didn't mind E for Equilibrium, wasn't the best but thought it was okay. Completely agree about P for P-P-P-Scary, it was crap and flat out boring. I liked the R for Roulette one, thought it was well acted and you felt the fear and tension in the room, though playing russian roulette is an easy way to create tension, the context gave it some extra weight.

Cool man, I'll be getting back on Letterboxd more often now. Gonna start picking up the movie watching again so if you wanna start any convo's on there feel free!

I watched Star Trek Into Darkness there this evening and really enjoyed it! I think I liked it more than the first one actually, or maybe I was just more accustomed to the 'Star Trek World' this time around and so it felt more enjoyable. Probably 4/5 from me.

Also, I might give the old October 31 horror movie challenge a go again because I did so good last year! :D hah Seriously though, I wanna fucking beat it this year :D I remember we had like 6-800 or so comments on that list last year :)

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gaveecho on 8/3/2015 Reply  · 

Ah I see, well I hope his films become more readily available in the future.

Yeah, the animated one with the insect was like a sort of twisted David Lynch-esque effort. Reminded me of Eraserhead in that it made me feel sorta queasy and sick, in a kinda positive way though y'know? Props for making it have such an effect on me! :D

It may have been. What'd you think of him in it? I sorta thought of Marvel when he attacked their headquarters, he seemed to wreak more havoc there than any of the Marvel villains did in a number of movies!

I'm not really sure yet, I was thinking of all first time watches like last year but it's so difficult to find a whole lot of films I never watched yet and I'm actually interested in and get them/have them available to watch through the month. Yeah, no worries Shane, I won't be asking for such a huge number of movies off you this time! :D hah Though, we may discuss some before October if you'd like? Try and get some good ones. I checked my list last year and managed 28, so the three I missed I'll add to this year's list: 'The Haunting', 'Alice, Sweet Alice', and 'The Town that Dreaded Sundown'. We're in no hurry to have the other 28 selected yet so we'll leave that discussion for another time! :D Would you consider doing one Shane or is it not your thing these big marathon's? :)

Hmm, Tom Hanks and Hugh Jackman. I just thought of two of the coolest/vanilla guys I knew! :D

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gaveecho on 8/4/2015 Reply  · 

Exactly. Plus, he was demonstrably stronger, faster and smarter than the rest of them. When Kirk was repeatedly punching him and it didn't make him flinch you knew he was one tough fucker!

Alright, I'll make it one of them! I was actually gonna ask you if you knew any that were so bad they were kinda fun because I'd like to have a bit more diversity to the list this year.

Hah Feel free to recommend Shane! :D I just didn't wanna ask you to do it now incase you wouldn't have been bothered, I've probably annoyed you many times asking for recommendations so didn't wanna push it! :D

Kwaidan is one I'll definitely try and watch, when I read it I had a physical "Of course!!" moment there! :D

Oh it's your favorite? I'll add it too then, isn't that Werner Herzog and that crazy actor?

I remember reading about Splice, I'll look up Cube.

Jacob's Ladder I'll try and get, it's been on the watch list for a while and now that you've recommended it to I'll try and make it happen! :D

Always heard of Frailty but never really knew what it was about, sounds interesting and has good reviews so I'll add it too :)

Never heard of Stagefright Aquarius, sounds interesting though. If I can get it I'll watch it :)

Ah, Martyrs. I have to watch it sometime so I may as well make it a part of the horror marathon! :D You're not a fan of this are you?

What would you rate Jacob's Ladder and Frailty out of curiosity? They're just two that I've always heard of but never really knew what the general opinion of them was.

Ah I see Shane, wouldn't suit you then. It'd be cool if we watched couple of the same films though and had a discussion about them.

Wow! Jackie Chan? :D For some reason I'm not as surprised about Helen Mirren but Jackie Chan really caught me by surprise! :D hah

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gaveecho on 8/6/2015 Reply  · 

Comments are messed up for me again, clicked previous a few times and found yours though :)

Yeah, I remember watching one of them as a kid, my memory of it's so hazy I can't remember much about it though. Was he on fire in a police station or something? I'll try and give both a watch, still unsure on whether or not to include re-watches in the list or not. I'll decide in the next few days, but at least on of the Maniac Cop films will be on the list! :D

Fuck, that story gives me the chills! :D I'd have got the fuck outta there right away, I don't even like the little-to-medium sized house spiders in Ireland so having one of your big Australian fuckers would give me a panic attack I imagine! :D

Yeah, Klaus Kinski. I think I read something about him being pretty crazy but a great actor. Cool, I'll give it a watch Shane :)

Oh, Cube is on Netflix so I'll add it! Hope it doesn't expire before October though.

Jacob's Ladder sounds interesting to me, been one I've wanted to see for a while so I'll make sure and watch it.

Oh really? Damn, I thought Martyrs was one you didn't like. Was there a similar film that was so extreme that it put you off?

Yeah that'd be cool Shane. We'll try and watch Alice, Sweet Alice around the same time and get discussing it. I'll check for others, have you seen The Burning? I think it used to be on youtube, not sure if it is any more. It might've been one you recommended I'm not sure, has some good ratings on Letterboxd as well.

Wow really? hah Matt LeBlanc and David Duchovny in the same soft core movie, pretty crazy.

Hmm, Frontiers could be interesting. I'm gonna write all these down and come up with a list soon.

Yeah we talked about The Skin I Live In, Pedro Almodavar right? It's an option for sure, I have a feeling it'll make me really uncomfortable.

Wow, Bedevilled looks like it could be disturbing. I may add it to the list! haha

Yeah, I might watch Tenebre. Expand my Argento library.

Hell Comes to Frogtown could be a lot of fun, thanks for the recommendations Shane, I really appreciate it :)

It'd be cool to watch some first time watches for both of us during the month :)

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gaveecho on 8/7/2015 Reply  · 

And we're back!

Yes! I was just gonna mention Housebound in this comment, I'll definitely add it to the watch list. Witching & Bitching also could be a lot of fun, so I'll add it if I can find it :)

I've heard a few different things about daddy longlegs, good to have that cleared up and get the facts.

I did not know that, but it's interesting so thank you for sharing! :D

Ooh, that could've been a sickening watch for sure. I've heard mostly about the gore but also that it's got substance, not just shock value, which made me interested.

Ah I see, it could've been the five stars from him that made it stick in my mind. I'll try and get it as well.

Hellraiser… are those films any good? I know that pinhead is a sorta horror icon like Freddie Krueger, Michael Myers etc. I remember bits and pieces from my childhood but I don't think I ever watched any of them the full way through.

Shit, that's awesome! What I'd do for that kinda money! :D Is this her second time working for Disney? I thought you mentioned her working for them before, but it could've been something else and I'm misremembering.

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gaveecho on 8/8/2015 Reply  · 

When you said octopus wrestling I thought you meant two octopuses put in a tank and end up fighting each other… not a man fighting an octopus! :D

I remember not liking Hostel, actually, I'm not sure if I've liked any Eli Roth directed film.

Oh, sweet. I'll try and add the Hellraiser films to my watch list for the horror month then Shane :)

Ah right, I see. It will, but you support your cousin's work any way you can it seems from my conversations with you so you gotta sit down and watch the kid shows man! :D

No I don't think so, what about Big Bird?

I remember hearing about Timecrimes, and I'll look up Terrorvision. I'll take these films all down and list all the ones our for you that I'll probably watch after I properly look them up and see about availability :)

I haven't looked at any of those debates, but it's crazy to me that Trump is running. I also heard one of the candidates said he doesn't support abortion even if it's gonna save a woman's life… I mean, fucking hell, that's fucked up.

Cool, I might do a Hellraiser double bill then. Glad you liked it Shane.

Ah, Ebert's opinion there was just ridiculous. When people make such broad, sweeping claims they undoubtedly come off looking ignorant, plain and simple. Doesn't matter how smart he is, he should easily realize one of the great beauties of cinema is the subjective nature of it.

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gaveecho on 8/8/2015 Reply  · 

Also, I was thinking that I could probably add Crimson Peak to the list. It's scheduled for release in October so it'd be cool if I got to see it in October since it's one I'd probably venture to the cinema to see anyway.

Have you seen Dead Snow? Or The Brood? They're two films that I thought might be fun.

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gaveecho on 8/9/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, Fantastic Four has been getting absolutely hammered it seems. I wasn't interested anyway, but I'm kinda curious to see how bad it is now. I won't pay money to see it or anything but if it ever pops up on Netflix I might watch it with a few beers! :D Yeah, I hope Hitman is fun & enjoyable for you.

Oh that's cool, and handy, being able to watch them whenever.

Oh you shared a link, must've forgot to read it; I'll read it as soon as I can Shane! :D Get back to you tomorrow about it :)

Nope, didn't tell me but glad it at least got a passing grade from you, so there must've been enough enjoyment in it for you :) Cool, I'll stick with the first two then if I end up checking out the series. Yeah, heard that's an incredibly long film but most reviews are very good. Gotta get some real free space to fit that in! :D Or watch it in parts I suppose. I still haven't checked out Fanny and Alexander, and it's mostly down to the length of it.

Ooh, I hope you like it! It's probably mostly a solid thriller but so many little touches that were just really great for me bring it up a lot. The soundtrack too I loved! I hope you're as enthusiastic about it as me but I'll understand if not. I do think you'll like it though :)

Hah In a few years we'll not have to type out conversations, just have them in our own head knowing how they'll pan out! :D

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shane24 on 8/10/2015 Reply  · 

Ever heard of the hippo bill?

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gaveecho on 8/11/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I wouldn't blame you. It's not worth the money by all accounts.

Wow, that's crazy. I was gonna say I wish the fucking bird fit, but the actor that played him was also gonna be in there so either way another life would've been lost.

Yeah, there was a lot I didn't like but the two things you pointed out there were my favorite things about it; Banderas and Gibson!

Cool, let me know when you end up checking it out anyway :)

I haven't heard of the hippo bill, what is it?

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gaveecho on 8/12/2015 Reply  · 

Could they say he can't die or something? I dunno, na, you're probably right. It'd be tough to explain away without bringing up many more questions! I know I was a gullible kid so I would've accepted any explanation if he reappeared! Not that I actually watched Big Bird much, but if I did I could be easily fooled!

Hah That's hilarious! The thought of some guy thinking about walking a hippo on the leash only to be faced by the reality! Damn, there's some crazy stories you've told me Shane, most of them I'd like to see made into some kinda movie! :D

Actually, one of the stories was of Hugh Glass and it's been made into a movie! :D I'm pretty sure you told me that story before the film was announced & all.

See the Hateful Eight trailer? I'll say nothing incase you wanna go in completely blind but feel free to discuss it if you've seen it :)

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gaveecho on 8/16/2015 Reply  · 

Well, that's a tough one. How will they handle it once he does pass away? Are those characters he plays just gonna disappear or will someone else play them? It's tough to know which way to handle it.

Really? I didn't know that. The Trap is it? Seems very different to The Revenant. Don't see anything about Hugh Glass mentioned regarding it so I could have the wrong film.

Yeah, it does for sure. I love the thought of it taking place in predominantly one location a la Reservoir Dogs. He can really use his dialogue to create some funny and tense situations. It's a shame there's no Christoph Waltz, but I suppose he can't be in every Tarantino movie!

I did! I was supposed to mention it to you actually when I saw it, looks incredibly creepy doesn't it?

I've heard really good things about Enchanted actually, seems to be Amy Adams being infectiously happy that's the main thing people rave about! :D I must get around to watching it.

I heard of Wadjda, I'll definitely give it a watch if I get the chance.

Black Sea any good?

What was the film out of curiosity? I wonder why it isn't adding for you.

Hah It's funny when you notice things in movies or real life that reference each other! Especially when they're obscure bits of information, makes it all the more bizarre :D

I might've asked you this before, but one movie I never thought to ask you about regarding this horror month thing was Rare Exports? Have you seen it? I heard a lot of good things about it. It was looking to see if a Krampus trailer was released yet that made me think again about it, a Christmas themed horror movie & all.

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gaveecho on 8/17/2015 Reply  · 

Ah I see. Maybe I'll watch it sometime, for now though I'll just wait for The Revenant when it comes to Hugh Glass!

Hmm, that's interesting. I hope I'm not loving it and then it completely crumbles, was this someone on Letterboxd? What'd they think of it? Did the moment make or break it for them?

It's a shame you didn't like it more but 3.5 is a solid enough score. If/When I see it I'll let you know anyway.

Oh, Mamma Mia! hah Did you like it?

Oh there's a lack of violence? It looked to me like it might be one of those movies with the sorta fun, cartoonish violence. That's actually a little disappointing! hah I'll probably still give it a go though. I've written down all these films you recommended anyway Shane. Once I've decided on what to watch I'll write them out to you if you'd like and we can discuss it a bit.

I saw the first Leprechaun and Leprechaun in the Hood, one of the Wishmaster films - so long ago I can remember hardly anything about it or which one it was - the first Candyman, and bits and pieces of Pumpkinhead one night on the horror/Sci-fi channel years ago. Do you recommend any particular one of these series, Shane?

Dressed to Kill is on Netflix so I could watch it, thanks! I'll look up the other three and see what's up.

Cool, glad you liked it Shane. Did the end annoy you at all? The way a certain character dies just really pissed me off. Cool little fact there, I didn't know that. I was confused for a second so had to look up the film to know what you meant!

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djones16 on 8/18/2015 Reply  · 

hey shane how are you doing, did you get to see inside out, craptastic 4, ant-man and MI 5 an if so wha did u thik of them

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gaveecho on 8/25/2015 Reply  · 

Sorry about the late reply! I was in Galway and had no access to the internet.

Ah I see, well I look forward to watching it and discussing it with you. 75 on RT and 6.8 on IMDb right now.

I heard Brosnan sang terribly in it. Your complaints certainly seem valid though! Doesn't sound like a musical that I would enjoy anyway.

Basket Case 1982 yeah? Looked it up there, seems like it could be a lot of fun yeah. I think I may add it to the list, thanks! :)

Oh, well thank you for throwing some options at me buddy! :D

Yeah, that was mainly my problem with A Walk Among the Tombstones as well.

I haven't heard of the Irish "invasion" of Canada. Would you like to let me know?

Watched the trailer for the Witch! Damn, it looks very promising. I love how atmospheric it looks and the subtly of some of the 'scares', for lack of a better word. No jump scare in the trailer, just a few unsettling images that linger in your mind a lot longer.

I knew of neither of those laws Shane, but I'm very happy that you let me know about them! :D

Wow, I thought American Ultra would have been better reviewed to be honest. I thought it looked very entertaining. Uneven tone does bother me sometimes, a movie can be funny and incredibly violent but I think it's switching between two drastic tones that can be too jarring sometimes. I say this because I remember I had that complaint before once or twice and told you but I can't remember for which film it was! Are you still interested in checking out American Ultra? I'd definitely still give it a go. See the screenwriter went on a rant or something about original movies being dead? I'm catching up on all the movie news here after being in Galway so I'm a bit out of the loop! :D

Damn, I don't know how the hell that guy keeps getting work. That's crazy. You're right to not give any of your money away for that shit or the studio will just keep churning them out.

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gaveecho on 8/27/2015 Reply  · 

I'm not sure, it could be though. Galway is a popular spot in Ireland. I haven't been talking to Cian on here in ages, I should drop him a message some day and see what he's been up to.

No problem, Shane!

Yeah, I feel the same as you. I wouldn't really hold that rant against him too much, it's obviously something that he worked hard on and thought would really be well received. It must suck when a lot of cookie cutter scripts with low effort make more money than something that you worked hard on. Gotta feel sorry for the guy even though I disagree with his sentiment about originality.

Oh so the Man from Uncle wasn't great? 3 stars is okay but I'm guessing you had some real problems with it?

Southpaw I hear is just cliche after cliche but with a good performance from Gyllenhaal.

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gaveecho on 8/27/2015 Reply  · 

Forgot to reply about What We Do in the Shadows; yes that would be a great movie to include! A lot of potential movies, I'm gonna have to make it the ones that are most readily available. I'll get to work on cutting them down soon, but I just about had the 31 last time I looked.

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gaveecho on 8/30/2015 Reply  · 

That sounds disappointing. What do you think of Cavill? Superman is the only thing I've really seen him in so I haven't formed much of an opinion on him.

Ah, so it's one of those movies that piles on the misery for the main character. They can come off as very phony at times for sure. So Whittaker's performance was a 'look at me' one was it? Or was it actually good?

That sounds like a very interesting movie! :D So, what'd it end up as? Final score?

Hah Another bizarre bit of info Shane! I love these little facts/stories you bring to me! :D

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gaveecho on 9/1/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, I forgot about his role in The Count of Monte Cristo! Small role but an important one.

Ah I see, that's a shame. I usually like Whittaker.

Wow, 5/5! I'll have to seek it out! :D Seems it's one to best go into blind though so I'll avoid reading/watching anything about it.

You always come up with interesting things for me, whether it's a video or a story so I've got something that might interest you! It's a song with a really cool video - Gunship - Tech Noir. You may have seen it already, if not take a look, you may like it. I actually like the music too but it mightn't be your cup of tea! :D

See Wes Craven has died? Very sad. A Nightmare on Elm Street is my favorite of his I think. What about you?

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gaveecho on 9/3/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, I know how much you like the weird shit buddy! :D If/When I see it I'll be sure to let you know right away so we can discuss it :)

Yeah, had to leave a little surprise for you! :) Wow, I'm really glad you like it! I wasn't sure if the song would be your kinda thing but I thought you'd certainly enjoy the video :)

Ah fuck, wouldn't you have to go and do something like that! You know my list is a mess you fucker! :D hah Scream is a close second though, they couldn't be separated by much on my list. Ah, The People Under the Stairs. That makes sense for you, I watched it as part of my Halloween horror marathon last year on your recommendation I believe :) I'll have to check it out again, I think I was a little unsure of what to make of bits so watching it again knowing what I'm in for might make it a bit more easy to digest.

I've heard good things about The Man from Earth. Let me know if any of them are great :)

Hey, no problem Shane! You've recommended plenty of stuff to me :) No, I don't think it's that popular, synth wave/electronic music seems niche enough these days, too niche to be played on the popular airwaves anyway. I saw it on Reddit, on r/listentothis. I was casually browsing one day and the thumbnail looked like Robocop and neon pink writing so I thought it could be interesting. And indeed it was! :D

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gaveecho on 9/7/2015 Reply  · 

So Horns popped up on Netflix, I think I'll add that to the list for next month. I'm gonna go through Netflix and see how many I can pick from there and then try and get the rest before the end of the month :)

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gaveecho on 9/7/2015 Reply  · 

I'll let you know once I know! :D I'll make sure and add one or two that you can watch as well so there' something we're both watching fresh and can discuss :)

That's what you want! :D I've been meaning to start a new Witcher save since NewGame plus has come out. Still haven't got around to it and now Metal Gear Solid is out and been reviewed very well so I dunno what to do! :D I think I'll leave MGS for a while.

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gaveecho on 9/8/2015 Reply  · 

Ordered Housebound and Jacob's Ladder, so that's two I'll definitely be watching!

Oh yeah, Until Dawn has been getting surprisingly good reviews. I'll certainly check that out when I can.

Haven't really thought about that too much. I went through periods of checking out classics but the only reason I haven't bothered lately is availability really. If it was handier I'd watch more. I don't love watching on youtube because sometimes the quality can be bad. I prefer watching on the television. If it's something I really want to see and it's on Youtube I'll make an exception though! Any notable ones from the 40's/30's you think I'm missing?

See some images from Krampus were released? I love one of the shots. Saw the German trailer was released too so the English one should be soon :)

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gaveecho on 9/8/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, Housebound was down in price and Jacob's Ladder was sorta cheap anyway so I took he opportunity before the price went back up.

Slasher movies are regularly panned these days so, despite my own interest in it, I thought a slasher game would be the same. Seems they found a way to make it fun and play with the cliche's though so I'm looking forward to playing it even more now :)

Oh, sorry to hear that Shane. I understand yeah, hope you have a better day tomorrow.

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gaveecho on 9/10/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, the cast is very strong! After watching Fargo I'm really looking forward to seeing Allison Tolman's role too. Did you watch the trailer? Looks like it's nicely shot anyway, some really cool imagery.

I saw they added Ian McShane, which is really cool, can't want to see who he plays. Should be a great character I'm sure since they got such a good actor to play him. He's the only notable one I've heard of, any others that I should be aware of in your opinion?

Ah, that would be frustrating as hell I'm sure. Glad you at least had a better day yesterday Shane.

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gaveecho on 9/11/2015 Reply  · 

The trailer came out yesterday yeah. No problem, let me know what you think when you see it :)

I didn't! Damn, what a cast they have for next season. I hope to see a current member of the cast returning also if you catch my drift :D

Damn, that's great. If my team finished second this year I'd be pretty fucking ecstatic! :D What are the finals? Is there a chance at a trophy or anything? You sound prepared with your Chinese food anyway buddy, sounds like it'll be a good weekend! :D My team plays our biggest rivals tomorrow, Liverpool, nervous but excited for that!

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gaveecho on 9/11/2015 Reply  · 

Damn, you get close to The Guest and they put up another barrier! :D Well, if you do end up paying to watch it I hope you love it!

Oh, I catch your drift for sure Shane :D

Ah I see, sorta like the Champions League for a soccer guy like me. You did me the courtesy of calling it football a while back so I'll call it soccer during this exchange :D

That's great :) Oh shit, so there's a lot of stakes in the coming games then buddy! :D I'd almost watch it if I could, y'know, live stream it. Knowing that you'll be tuning in probably on the edge of your seat would be make me sorta interested :D When's your next game?

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gaveecho on 9/13/2015 Reply  · 

Let me know when you see it anyway. I'm looking forward to discussing it with you :)

Yeah sure, let me know when you guys play. If I can I'll try and watch it a bit, I'll at least keep an eye on the score :)

That sounds great Shane, seems like you's really surprised some people then. It's nice to get some context to go along with the second place finish, sounds like an exciting season for you :)

I don't know what a ruckmen is but that's a terrible thing to go through. I hope he gives great performances in the finals.

Yeah, heard that they're talking about making that. Dunno what to think really. I suppose they'll scale King Kong up but I dunno what kinda tone they'll go for. Campy Pacific Rim style or the Gareth Edwards Godzilla. Probably best going for the light hearted, silly tone. Are you interested in it at all?

Well, I'm sure you're not interested but I'm gonna tell you anyway; we beat Liverpool! :D We signed a 19 year old for a lot of money and he was getting a lot of abuse in the media throughout the week with some papers calling him a waste of money, and he came on and scored to make it 3-1 and sorta seal the victory late on. Was a great debut for him, nice to see him shut up some of the critics after getting slated before he even kicked a ball. Great goal it was too :)

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gaveecho on 9/14/2015 Reply  · 

No problem Shane, I'll check out the score when you guys play :)

That's good, bodes well for your next game then having two starters back.

No I'm pretty sure I get it, you explained it fine. Seems like the team with the better ruckmen would potentially have a nice advantage. I'm gonna youtube some videos now to confirm that it is what I'm thinking of :)

Is it linked to that Godzilla though? I didn't know if it was or not, was thinking of it as a different entity completely. I guess it'd be strange though having two different Godzillas. You're right that they couldn't really go camp after the last one though, gonna have to play it straight which could feel very odd.

Yeah, it was even better because it came right after Liverpool got a goal back. I was watching it with my cousin and friend, both Liverpool fans so they had hope after that goal… hope that was quickly extinguished! :D Yeah, that's something that fans of high-scoring sports seem to find difficult to grasp :D I'm used to it, goalless draws are usually boring as hell and very frustrating. They can also be surprisingly entertaining, end to end matches where teams just can't find the back of the net despite having chance after chance. They're mostly boring enough though! :D You might've liked the Manchester United vs Arsenal match a few years ago though, 8-2 it finished. You can Youtube it if you'd like, very entertaining :D

I can't say I've heard of it but it sounds very interesting. I see one that has the name Ladislas Starevich but it says 1930 in the title. Is it the same film yeah?

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gaveecho on 9/17/2015 Reply  · 

Well it'll be interesting to see how they approach it.

Oh yeah, of course. I'd be the same if I grew up there, it'd be AFL being the sport that dominated my life! :D

Seen the Krampus trailer yet?

I watched Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, pretty sure you recommended it because I remember you really piquing my interested when you were talking about it. It is a very weird, concoction of genres isn't it? :D I really enjoyed it though, very violent and unlike a lot of action films I've seen. Is Regeneration worth checking out? (If you've seen it)

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gaveecho on 9/18/2015 Reply  · 

Well, I have not got a clue how they could even think about doing it without scaling King Kong way up. No need to explain a size difference when you can make them around the same size. As you say, Godzilla could just step on him.

Only if you become a Manchester United fan ;) hah Seriously though, I'll root for you guys in your next matches, hope you win the cup :) Bad news about us though, arguably our best young player just broke his leg in the last game. Such a massive downer after beating our rivals at the weekend. He had a tough year last year with fitness but started this year incredible, now that happens to him, so unfortunate. He's only 20 so hopefully he can come back without the injury hampering his development too much.

Yeah you're right, there's a lot of jump scares in the trailer. I hope it's toned down for the film. There wasn't too many in Trick r Treat from what I can remember so hopefully he keeps the focus on atmosphere and tension with sprinkles of humor!

Wow, what a coincidence indeed Shane :) Ah I see, what play is she doing in London?

I didn't mind it looking cheap at times because it seemed to look good in the most important scenes. That sporting goods store fight was incredible! :D And yes, the start was great with the POV scene. It was tense as hell, I was on edge waiting for something but then the execution of the wife and kid was just brutal. I think I'd rate it 3.5. I must go on Letterboxd and start rating some things again!

Yeah, I seem to have made a mistake checking out DOR first. Ah well, I'll give Regeneration a go when I can :)

Looking forward to discussing the Guest with you :) I'm also interested in all the other ones you mentioned! :D So let me know how you find those games and Spring if you don't mind.

I don't but I'll try and get it somehow by next month :)

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gaveecho on 9/19/2015 Reply  · 

Godzilla has the atomic breath as well, would Kong not just be burned to a crisp with that? Just seems a huge mis-match without making them equal size.

Yeah, a player slid in. It's a big part of the game so can't be outlawed. It's been divisive though, some said it should've been a penalty and red card and others think it was a decent challenge since he got the ball. The rules of the game say you can't be reckless when sliding in and that's where the debate comes from. A lot say that him lunging in and catching him with the trailing leg mean it was out of control & reckless meaning he should've been sent off. I don't care really anyway, I'm just disappointed it was such a serious injury.

No, I didn't know he was the bad guy. Was he really the bad guy though? Didn't the government plant that memory in Scott Adkin's to get him to kill JCVD? The movie actually made me want to watch more hand to hand fighting action films. I remember The Raid & Raid 2 both made me wanna do the same! :) I might watch Legend of Drunken Master, have you seen it?

I have heard of it, I saw it a few years ago I think because I can remember some scenes. Funny seeing them two in drag because they're both pretty big dudes known for action! :D Ya think? I thought it was John Leguizamo that was the, uh, most convincing one! :D hah

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gaveecho on 9/20/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, you're talking about diving; and yes they still do that. It's pretty much a part of the game. It's infuriating at times when it's very obvious but there's also an aspect of players feeling they have to do it. There's numerous examples of referees not giving penalties if players don't dive down and hold their leg so people point to that as a reason why it's become so popular for some players to do.

It would've been a ballsy move to make him the bad guy but maybe it wouldn't have made sense? I was under the impression he was the good guy in the other ones… then again, I haven't a clue because I haven't seen any of the others in years! :D

Awesome, I'll check it out if I ever get the chance.

I'm not sure, I'm gonna watch the second one without seeing the first anyway. I'll let you know if it seemed like I missed anything having not seen the first.

Haven't heard of it, I'll look it up.

Ah, now that you mention it I think you have a point; the teeth are a giveaway! :D hah

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gaveecho on 9/21/2015 Reply  · 

Kung Fu Jungle looks like fun, let me know what you think of it if you check it out :)

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gaveecho on 9/21/2015 Reply  · 

The ref's need to be really switched on, some players are very convincing at diving. We have a few in United that do it as well, I can't lie. A guy did it yesterday against us, looked like a clear penalty but the replay showed he dived. The ref never fell for it thankfully!

Hah I remember The Return, the one with Goldberg wasn't it? Been a while but I remember how comical it was! :D

I watched The Legend of Drunken Master today, thought it was good. The fights were funny & well done, especially the one at the end. The only problem was at the start there was a fight with a sword that looked fake, it was flopping about like rubber! :D

I remember you told me about another film a while back, I think it was set in prison. A martial arts one that was Chinese I think… damn, I can't remember what it was called. Wait, I'm an idiot. Is Kung Fu Jungle the new name for Kung Fu Killer? That's the name of the film you talked about ages ago and googling them seems to bring up the same results! :D

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gaveecho on 9/23/2015 Reply  · 

Nope, didn't see the first Drunken Master. Wasn't on Netflix but the second was, and it's a pretty singular story from what I can tell. There was no references to the first one that I caught so while it might be better to watch the first one before the second, it isn't necessary in my opinion. There was nothing I was confused by, just that his 'drunken boxing' style in the film is probably created in the first one because it's known a bit in the second by some characters.

I'm gonna say red?

Well, I actually watched Kung Fu Killer today! :D It came on Netflix today and I decided to give it a go, we can discuss it when you see it if you'd like? :)

Awesome, can't wait to discuss the Guest with you :) Of course, I won't enjoy discussing it at all if you hate it! :D hah

Oh, they're playing this Saturday? I'll keep an eye out for the score :) We're playing tonight in a cup competition, so that's what I'll be watching this evening :)

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gaveecho on 9/24/2015 Reply  · 

Cool, we can discuss it when you see it, I'm sure you'll like Jackie's fight at the end!

I google it right after I replied to you and was surprised to see that's the color they were! I thought they were red because I remember stirring them into oatmeal one morning and they went a purple/red color so I assumed the inside was red!

Hah I'm honestly not too bothered, they had to go to extra time and then penalties with a team in League two (a few divisions below ours) so that isn't a good sign for them! :D Hopefully the extra minutes will leave them tired for their match at the weekend too :) On another note, y'know that kid that signed for us and got some crap talked about him in the media and then scored on his debut against Liverpool? Well, he scored again last night! And got two goals in his previous game! :D It's been mental, nobody expected him to do this well, I'm so happy for him. He'll slow up eventually and go long periods where he doesn't score because he's so young but I can't believe the start he has had! :D

Sorry, I can't believe I said that and didn't bother to tell you anything about it! hah Well, I'd say yes. It's really ridiculous at times and I wasn't sure if it was doing it on purpose or it thought it was being cool y'know? Some of the fights seemed a bit short but there's a sword fight that I thought was very cool and the showdown at the end is good too. So it's entertaining enough, I gave it 3 stars but you may enjoy it more. Definitely worth checking out though, Shane :)

Hah I actually laughed out loud at that comment; "Don't worry that little head of yours" :D

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gaveecho on 9/24/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I'd probably have had the same reaction as you if I actually noticed the inside.

It's not really common for booing, no. I can take a dig at Liverpool's fans now if I'd like but honestly, I'd probably be the same. Their manager is in his fourth season now and there looks to be no improvement, if anything they look like they've regressed at the present minute. Since they played us last year their record has been pretty terrible for a club their size, something like 15 points from a possible 45 or something like that. They've haven't scored more than one goal in each of their last 20 or so games and that's after 300million pounds spent. They want a change and the owners seem to just wanna stick with the current manager even though he's looking out of ideas and like he has no plan b. The players probably got some abuse too because of their display but most of it is probably directed towards the owner/manager/general frustration. Sorry for the big paragraph, I tried to give some context for the booing in a short enough way! :)

And yes, they shake hands at the end of each game regardless of the scoreline. There may be examples of players not doing it but they'd be very rare occasions. I think Arsenal players even shook our hands after the 8-2 game.

How good are the Western Bulldogs? Do you expect a win there?

Cool, hope you enjoy Kung Fu Killer :)

Yeah, I'm glad you didn't say that! :D hah

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gaveecho on 9/25/2015 Reply  · 

Ah, that's cool then if you don't mind them too long :)

That sounds disgusting but interesting! :D I'll see if I can check it out!

Dammit! hah I just googled 'West Coast Eagles Fixtures' and that was the first one on your website, never noticed the score beside it! :D Very high-scoring games man, I can see why football may seem quite boring in contrast! :D hah Anyway, I'm gonna keep a check on the score in that game. I hope for a win for you guys, I might even watch it if I'm able :)

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gaveecho on 9/25/2015 Reply  · 

That was sorta cool, felt a little sorry for the guinea pig getting his blood sucked though! :D Up close, the vampire bat really does look like a horror movie monster I think. Such a horrible looking little fucker! :D

So Hawthorn defeated Fremantle, happy about that or would you have preferred to face your rival?

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gaveecho on 9/25/2015 Reply  · 

Did you see that John Hyams is supposed to be directing the Refn produced Maniac Cop remake? Day of Reckoning is the only Hyams movie I've seen as you know but the action in it was great and it had such an unusual/genre-blending style that I'd be excited for whatever he does next. I should make Maniac Cop part of my horror month, it's one of the movies you mentioned. I just can't remember which Maniac Cop I saw years ago, suppose I'll just give the first & second a go anyway.

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gaveecho on 9/25/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Guinea pigs would have sharp enough claws too wouldn't they? Could've mauled the fucker! :D

Ah, so Hawthorn are a big game team. Always best to try and avoid them if at all possible. Played with a fractured leg? Damn, how'd he manage that? I take it he's out for the next game?

He's looks tough as hell that Arlovski guy so I could see him in there for sure.

Yeah, I think I'd be the same as you. I'd let it wipe me out instead of suffering the pain of the radiation. Yeah, it could've been something they had to do to prevent panic in those situations? I'm not really too sure to be honest.

I'll be in bed soon but your match should be on soon after I wake up if I've calculated the time right (probably haven't) so I'll check the game as soon as it starts :)

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gaveecho on 9/26/2015 Reply  · 

Oh he's their best player? Damn, that's a big loss then! So is there a Lionel Messi of the AFL? A guy that's head and shoulders above the other players clearly as the best?

Wow, that is very impressive for Kate. Good for her man, hope it does great :)

What an asshole, they were right to ban him for life. People like that really ruin the atmosphere for everyone else. Good that he won't be able to go there in the future.

You won though!! Great stuff! :D I watched a bit of the 2nd quarter and you guys were down weren't you? I was thinking today was gonna be a bad day for you but you made a comeback, you must be so pumped! :)

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gaveecho on 9/26/2015 Reply  · 

I did! I watched a bit but had to go then so I was surprised to see the score when I checked after it was over :) It looked pretty crazy yeah hah But really exciting, a lot quicker paced and more full throttle than football. Quite similar to gaelic actually in how quick paced it can be, I think we made that comparison before. It's a sport I could see myself watching if it had more exposure in Ireland :)

Must be satisfying having your defenders perform so well! I'll be rooting for you guys again next week, good luck :)

We have Sunderland today, now in 10 minutes actually hah They've been terrible this year and our rivals just lost meaning that if we win we go top of the table. It'd be so like us to go out and blow it though, every time I've thought we'd have a comfortable win this year we've either drew or lost! :D

Yeah, I've been slacking with adding films but I'll finish it tomorrow and see how it looks. I'll give you the final update tomorrow, if I have 31 I'll write them out to you in a comment here :) I'm still unsure if I should add ones I've seen before, it'd be much handier that way but it wouldn't be 31 new films y'know like last year. What do you think?

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gaveecho on 9/26/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, of course. It's difficult to see for a newbie but I know there's definitely some tactics going on, the players have their roles drilled into them I'm sure.

Well I'll try and watch it again, the full game this time if I can :)

Hah I think you're mistaken, do you think I'm a Liverpool fan? :D They're one up but I'm a Manchester United fan, we're still 0-0 at the minute :)

Yeah, 31 new ones would be better. Re-watching ones I haven't seen in a long time could be good though. I'll let you know tomorrow evening anyway Shane :)

Really? I did not know that, thanks for that bit of info Shane! :D

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gaveecho on 9/26/2015 Reply  · 

Maybe stick with the Liverpool game though buddy, we're playing dirt just as I thought!

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gaveecho on 9/26/2015 Reply  · 

Hah That must be the Liverpool manager you're talking about with the notepad? :D My cousins who support Liverpool go mad when they see that because it's usually when they're losing they see him scribbling notes. And he very rarely does anything tactically positive so they just think he writes in there to look like he's doing something! :D

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gaveecho on 9/27/2015 Reply  · 

It's okay, Shane, I believe you! :D We won anyway, as did Liverpool. We won 3-0 and they won 3-2, did you watch the whole game or was it too boring for you? :D

I did not know that either! I'm very ill-informed in pretty much everything Shane hah That's a lovely visual, thankfully I was eating nothing when I read it :)

A lot of managers still use notepads for writing down tactics & whatnot. Maybe some of the managers staff keep iPads to keep track of some stats & analysis of the game but you usually see them writing down on paper if anything.

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gaveecho on 9/27/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, I've got 24 films so far for the Horror list. Struggling a little to choose the final 7. Here's the 24 so far anyway:

Starry Eyes
Housebound
Jacob's Ladder
The Burning
Alice, Sweet Alice
Horns
Night of the Comet
The Quiet Ones
From Beyond
Creep (2014/15)
From the Dark
Flatliners
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Hellraiser
Nightmare City
Maniac Cop
Maniac Cop 2
The Howling
Fright Night Part 2
The Haunting
Afflicted
Spring
The Town that Dreaded Sundown
Vamp

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gaveecho on 9/27/2015 Reply  · 

Maybe Dark Angel? Would it count as a horror? I've seen it before but it's been years… like, VHS era years! I can't remember much about it, just a few scenes.

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gaveecho on 9/29/2015 Reply  · 

You fell asleep because it was Liverpool ;) hah That teenager we signed is nominated for Player of the Month by the way, amazing start he's had, I did not expect it :)

That story is absolutely crazy! :D Of course I'm happy with you hah These stories are entertaining as hell for me, I appreciate you telling me them :) I was seriously laughing loud here just so you know :D Especially the messenger boy bit, seems so random!

I haven't seen Secrets & Lies but it sounds very interesting. Thanks for letting me know about it. I actually don't think I've seen any Mike Leight films. Bad oversight, that'll have to be fixed.

Hah Yeah, From the Dark I wasn't sure about but I thought what the hell. It's on Netflix, Irish and low budget so I thought it'd diversify the list a bit! :D

Wow, thank you! That's great Shane, I'll take a look through there and see if something catches my eye :) I'll try and reply to you later with the final 7 films :)

Yeah, I was thinking about that… maybe I should add it. It'd be cool to watch the original and remake/reboot/sequel thing as a double bill.

I watched Dark Angel yesterday so it won't be on the list but yeah, it's fun. Not the masterpiece my 10 year old self though but, yeah, it's fun for sure! :D

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*sigh of relief* Great! I think it's 4.5 I rated it as well. So close to a 5 for me though. I sense some stuff didn't work for you? I actually think it wouldn't have worked as well at all if not for Dan Stevens. I thought he was great, exuded that charisma with the hint of something hiding beneath brilliantly. It was a hell of a lot of fun just watching him on screen, he was a magnetic presence! The soundtrack too I loved as well as the setting on Halloween with the finale in the funhouse/horror maze. I liked how silly/ridiculous it got at the end; blowing up the diner with two grenades so casually! :D The final shot seems to have been a little divisive? Maybe I'm wrong about how it was perceived but I think I read some people weren't a fan. I actually really loved it, after all that the guy comes out with that fucked up charming smile and Maika Monroe's character just said what we were thinking: "What the fuck?" :D

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gaveecho on 9/29/2015 Reply  · 

Don't you tell me I'll be asleep mate, I'll tell you when I sleep! :D Different kick-off time from last week?

I'll look those up Shane and try to make them my first Mike Leigh films. Wow, he does that? That's incredible, really interesting way to make a film.

Probably a 3 for Dark Angel. It was silly but in a good way. Had the nostalgia going for it a bit too remembering some scenes. Y'know I completely forgot about the good alien until I re-watched it? And his partner, forgot he got a new partner at the start.

I actually heard of Juan of the Dead, let me know what it's like!

"They Walk. They Talk. They Kill." Hah Love that :) Very cool covers for sure, I hope it's as fun as the covers suggest.

Oh, I really like the Beyond the Darkness cover. Hope they turn out to be good purchases buddy.

Never heard of that samurai film but you know I love a good one so let me know what it's like :) I feel like I say that for nearly every film but I'm genuinely curious if they're worth checking out so I just say it even though I know you'll probably tell me if they're worth it or not anyway! :D

Thanks for letting me know, I wasn't sure about it but it's been getting surprisingly okay reviews. I hear it's a bit of a comedy/horror mix. I'll check it out when I get the chance anyway Shane :)

Next month I hope to get to the cinema for Sicario and The Martian. Spectre & Crimson Peak too if they arrive in my local cinema.

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Ah yeah, I was a little thrown by that the first time I watched it too. The fucker was so charming I wanted to keep rooting for him even though he was gradually getting darker as the film went on! :D When he killed the mother was when I kinda turned completely, but I actually still wanted him to survive the film y'know?

Fucking hell hah I thought the exact same thing about his hair! :D I actually try/tried getting my hair like that but it never fucking sits right so I don't bother! :D

Really? That's positive! I'll make Housebound one that I watch early in the month so we can discuss it :)

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gaveecho on 9/29/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, 5:30am? You were right, I will be asleep! :D I'll check the score as soon as I wake up though :)

I don't think I've seen her in anything, been meaning to check out Breaking the Waves for a while though.

Awesome. It's weird, I haven't been anticipating Sicario or The Martian that much but now that they're almost here the hype has snuck up on me and I'm really excited! :D

Yeah, you're right about Crimson Peak. I never thought about it much but the house in 'haunted house' movies is actually very important. If done really well it can feel like a character itself. The house from The Changeling had that quality to it as well from what I remember, very atmospheric.

Yeah that's really awesome. Cool that it coincided with the release of The Martian too, if that movie gets a great reception it could help possible funding for further exploration on Mars & whatnot.

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Hah Yeah, I can't argue with you. The guys hair is pretty awesome! :D

I'm not sure, I'd stop short of Cyborg but a type of super soldier like a less fantastical Captain America. Faster, stronger and heals quicker than normal humans but is still harmed by bullets & other weapons. Maybe even Bourne would be a better comparison but he seems to be more durable than Bourne.

I'm not sure, maybe? I dunno if I'd want one or not. I'd like to see more of David but I also liked Maika Monroe's character so wouldn't mind seeing her again either. Would you like a sequel? Even having him fight another one like him would be cool in a potential sequel. They could really go crazy with these two guys tearing up some small town.

I know right? And I saw The Guest first so I was thinking who's this little wimp? The way he died in that movie too I was thinking, damn, I'd love to see David killing these two serial killers! :D But he played that guy well too, such contrasting characters that it's a credit he could pull them both off so well.

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gaveecho on 9/30/2015 Reply  · 

I might stay up 'til that time just to spite you! :D Well, we Irish don't have those kinda wake up times you crazy Aussie fuckers! :D

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De wing? Is that an Australian expression? Yeah, that cover/poster is definitely supposed to look like he's protecting her.

Hah Yeah, him & Cap being the super solider duo.

Oh well yeah, of course. I wouldn't be behind a sequel at all if Wingard wasn't involved. Barrett too since they're a bit of a team it seems.

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Awesome, I can't wait to check it out. I'll try and see it the first week it comes out so it's still relatively fresh in your mind. Still isn't in my cinemas.

Y'know what I forgot to add to the horror list? Dressed to Kill! One of the films you recommended a while back, so it's been added now :) Along with The Brood, Devil Times Five (front the link you sent me yesterday), Eyes Without a Face and Onibaba. So that's 29, Crimson Peak is slated for a 16th October release so even if my cinema gets it late it shouldn't be more than two weeks late. I'll take a chance and add it! :) One more to go! :D

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gaveecho on 9/30/2015 Reply  · 

Yep, that'd make more sense for sure! :D

I'm not sure, I'll figure it out in the next few hours. I wanna make it a good one. I'll take another look through that link you sent me and think about another few you recommended a while back and decide.

Sweet, look forward to seeing what you think of it.

I thought de wing was some Australian expressing like "it's the shit" :D

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gaveecho on 9/30/2015 Reply  · 

Can you think of anything liked The Loved Ones? Something twisted but fun & entertaining at the same time? I know I'm incredibly annoying with this shit Shane! :D

I might even have something picked by the time you read this. I start tomorrow so gotta get it done.

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gaveecho on 9/30/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, maybe Road Games? Seems like it could be interesting. Looks nothing like The Loved Ones but it's Australian :D

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gaveecho on 9/30/2015 Reply  · 

Horrors of the Black Museum was the 1959 film in that link, does seem interesting. A few of them weren't on Youtube for me though, maybe they were region restricted or something?

Wow, I hope you guys win. It'd be an incredibly emotional day for him if you guys do. Hope he plays great too, is he an important player for the Eagles?

Oh, sorry! Yes, I have had a chip butty indeed, why do you ask? Just curious? :D

Oh yeah! Witching & Bitching, forgot about that. I'll see if I can make that the final film :)

Ah, shame. I thought it looked interesting. I might still give it a go since it's on Youtube, replace something else I have that I'm not as interested in.

I'll look up Undead now.

Think I might start with Eyes Without a Face and Onibaba. Go more full on horror as the month goes on y'know?

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gaveecho on 9/30/2015 Reply  · 

With regret, I might remove The Haunting. The DVD is 19.99 on Amazon which is pretty damn expensive and hopefully it might get released on UK Blu-ray by next year. I'd happily pay for it then. I also have the book by Shirley Jackson and I haven't read it yet, might just give it a read instead and check the film out next year. I can add both Road Games and Witching and Bitching that way. Whaddaya think?

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gaveecho on 10/1/2015 Reply  · 

Well I appreciate you searching for me anyway, Devil Times Five is one I heard of before and it was on youtube so it'll be watched :)

Ah yes, that's right! I hope he plays fantastic too.

Oh I see hah Yeah, they're very convenient as well as tasty.

I'm glad you agree! I have the list up on Letterboxd now, so when I start checking some off we can continue the conversation of it on there if you'd like? :)

Which are the ones we were both gonna watch around the same time so we could discuss them better? Was it Alice, Sweet Alice and something else?

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gaveecho on 10/1/2015 Reply  · 

Well whatever's most convenient for you Shane, I'm fine talking on here or Letterboxd :)

Alright cool, I'll let you know when I plan on watching any of them. Or you can tell me when you're for watching any of them? I should be able to watch them any day that suits you.

I can imagine it looked incredible. Can't wait to see it.

Another very high score, great :) I'll probably see The Martian next week.

Yeah, it's got some great reviews so far. It could be on the list for next if I don't manage to see it in the cinema. I'll be planning on seeing it in the cinema though of course.

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gaveecho on 10/1/2015 Reply  · 

Dammit. Onibaba on Youtube doesn't have English subtitles.

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gaveecho on 10/2/2015 Reply  · 

So Eyes Without a Face was great I thought. Very atmospheric and unsettling which is my kinda horror as you know. There seemed to be a lack of a 'main' character though, which I found odd but actually enjoyed on reflection. It made me unsure of how it was gonna end. Speaking of the end, I was also unsure of how I felt about the ending until this morning! hah I don't see a rating on Letterboxd for you but I think you have seen it… I'll not say anything spoiler-y just incase but the last shot was great so it really worked for me after sleeping on it.

Night of the Comet was just not as entertaining as I hoped. It tries a lot; horror, sci-fi, comedy but it nailed none of them. It's a shame because I was really enjoying the start but gradually lost interest as it went on. So disappointing but still fun enough to get three stars.

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gaveecho on 10/2/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah sure, we can talk on both! If I catch you on Letterboxd at the same time as myself we can have the long, continuous convo's on there like last year! :D

Alright cool. I might watch Alice, Sweet Alice and From Beyond over the weekend. Tonight or tomorrow if that'd suit you? I know you've got the big match tomorrow though so if tomorrow doesn't work, no worries I'll wait til during next week! :)

Ouch, those stinging cuts are the worst! You're so tall too, must've been painful man.

I'm gonna replace it with a film I said I'd add and completely forgot about it: Nosferatu the Vampyre! How the hell did I forget that? Didn't you and I speak about that after you recommended it? I really wanted to watch Onibaba after the opening (didn't realize there were no subs 'til 11 mins in) but I'll buy it on Blu next year and add it to next years list if I have one! :) I think this is a great replacement for it anyway!

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gaveecho on 10/2/2015 Reply  · 

Well, the father gets killed and it ends with her walking through the woods with the dove in her hand, just on a purely visual level it looks great and coupled with the music is a haunting shot to end on. It really lingered in my mind :)

A little bit of both but mostly the script I thought. It looks good at times, the shots of the empty streets were really cool and the red sky was impressive. Later in the film though the sets/locations were a little blander which is why I say both direction and the script were problems. The humor and failure to nail the mix of genres I suppose would be the scripts fault.

How about Alice, Sweet Alice?

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gaveecho on 10/3/2015 Reply  · 

I gave Eyes Without a Face 4.5. It's one I can imagine buying to re-watch in future.

Cool, I'll try and watch it now soon :)

Yeah, I was actually up very early because I was sick, so decided to check the score and it didn't look good. Checked again when it was over and was disappointed to see you lost. I suppose that's a mark of young players in most sports; the decision making is something that improves a lot as they get older. It's at least positive that you got to so far with such a young team, it's great experience for them so the future could be great for your team hopefully :)

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gaveecho on 10/4/2015 Reply  · 

Watched Alice, Sweet Alice earlier and I thought it was good. Probably a 3.5/5 for me. I can't really give thoughts as I'm writing to you at half-time of the United game (in which we're doing crap) but feel free to post yours and I'll get back to you :)

Well, not much you can do if they're being called possibly the best team of all time! Just incredible to get to the final, hopefully you'll see improvement next year in the young players!

Cool, I'll let you know when I watch The Martian so we can discuss it thoroughly :)

Everything you've said is a problem I had too! :D Especially them not calling the next victims when they know who they are, I mean, what the fuck? :D And yes, did I tell you that was the only impressive fight for me? Apart from the final fight, it was good too. The rest were really by the numbers I thought, nothing special really. What score did you give it?

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gaveecho on 10/5/2015 Reply  · 

**** Alice, Sweet Alice Spoilers ****

Alice, Sweet Alice is a 3.5 yeah. I thought it had a well placed soundtrack, that theme that played through the stalking scenes was creepy enough. It had an interesting array of characters, the guy with the cats just looked bizarre, very pale and just uncomfortable to look at, creepy as hell. He looked just like a horror movie villain his role in the film was, uh, interesting I guess is the best word to use. I thought the kid that played Karen was very good, important to have a good child actor when they get so much screen time, and she was very good. She came off as very unnerving in one scene but sympathetic in another, so kept me really unsure of how involved she was with the murders. I had a bit of a problem with the end, the final death was shocking and horrible, but it seemed wholly avoidable in reality. She was an old woman, one of the cops could've easily sneaked up on her and restrained her. The reasoning was that she was too close to Karen, well, she could've lunged at her any time during the ceremony if that was the case. It came off as one final attempt to shock the audience to me, which it did I suppose, but felt a little cheap to me to have the priest killed. What score did you give it?

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I watched The Brood today and really enjoyed it. It was much better than I expected, 4/5. I think it's only the second time that I've seen Oliver Reed on screen but damn, with this and The Devils he's an amazing screen presence, so magnetic.

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gaveecho on 10/7/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, he's gone. Unfortunately for the rest of us, they might get someone who can do well with them now!

Ah it's not too unfair I don't think, martial art films should be held to a high standard to if it doesn't reach The Raid levels then it should be rated accordingly. As it is with 3 stars from both of us :)

***** Alice, Sweet Alice Spoilers *****

Yeah you're right, that kinda score is used a lot in horror.

Yeah, that was horrible when he tried that. It was one of the most uncomfortable scenes.

I didn't either. You said that some people thought Alice still killed some people too, well that could maybe explain it? If they both used the same mask or took turns? Na, probably not. I'm not sure! :D Do you think she killed some of the people?

Yeah, exactly. I'd have probably been okay with that scene if it was done more convincingly. The shoddy way it happened though just made me sigh but still shock me a bit because of how violent it was.

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The scene at the end of the Brood with the baby was really disgusting. Made me genuinely cringe.

No worries buddy! I've replied to you far later than this before! :D

I saw The Martian last night and thought it was very good - 4/5! I liked the disco soundtrack, funny at times and even if the songs were cheesy they're damn catchy! :D I thought the cast were all great and there was a surprising amount of humor. I liked how optimistic and hopeful it was, and I loved the absence of a human antagonist; every obstacle was related to survival on Mars/how to get him in time and every person in the movie was working to get him back alive. The lack of a dude trying to save money or bad PR or something was nicely refreshing, they all just worked together to save him which was cool.

Also watched Dressed to Kill and enjoyed it - 3.5/5. I knew who the killer was before I started it so that might have tainted it a bit for me. It seemed like it hid who the killer was very well too so if I didn't know I might've liked it more. It was solid though, with some great sequences; the taxi to train station chase in particular was brilliant.

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gaveecho on 10/7/2015 Reply  · 

Have you seen Lady in White? I was thinking of giving it a go as well this month since it's set on Halloween and on Youtube.

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gaveecho on 10/7/2015 Reply  · 

I watched Nightmare City today... that ending. I'll say nothing incase you haven't seen it. It's one that'll either really work or just not and it didn't for me. I was talking to MysticSpoon on Letterboxd about it and he hated it. I didn't dislike it as much as him but yeah, first dud of the month! 2 stars I'd say.

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gaveecho on 10/7/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, and y'know what I've actually been listening to this evening? Abba - Waterloo! :D I blame The Martian, those damn disco songs are stuck in my head now, I told you they were catchy! :D

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gaveecho on 10/9/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, agree about Wiig, she didn't really do much in the film.

Do you think? I thought Daniels was surprisingly down for doing everything he can to help. He even made the guys rush and avoid safety inspections in the hope of getting the rescue mission launched before it's too late. It turned out bad but what was the point of waiting if Damon would be dead by that stage? He said it was on himself too, surprising bit of selflessness from him I thought. The only decision he made to the detriment of Damon's character was not allowing the other astronauts to go back for him which was completely understandable. It's harsh but no way could you risk another five people dying to save one when the odds weren't so good. I suppose he's a slight antagonist but I never even felt he was, probably due to how realistic he reacted in those situations as you said.

Alright, cool. I'll let you know when/if I watch it.

Yeah, I'd say you should give it a go. There's some very high ratings on Letterboxd so you could really enjoy it. It's on Youtube too, so wee can discuss it then if you do watch it :)

Yeah. Laura Raud's review on Letterboxd kinda summed up my problems a bit. There seemed to be a great, or at least very enjoyable, film in there but it was just a mess. It looked great and Radcliffe was pretty good but the writing was inconsistent as hell I thought. Seemed to be going for dark humor at times but missed a lot, too many boring flashbacks to give give more context to present day relationships, Juno Temple's character being shot constantly in that sunlight dripped angelic style that makes her look ethereal. The characters too weren't very likable I thought. Just a messy film in general, which is very disappointing because I really liked the trailer.

Hah Yeah, Mamma MIa to finish off my Horror Marathon! :D hah

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gaveecho on 10/9/2015 Reply  · 

Oh and yes, Glover and Ejiofor are alike :)

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gaveecho on 10/9/2015 Reply  · 

I was thinking of watching Spring today, I remember you were gonna watch it but you haven't yet have you? If you have it & are gonna watch it I can wait so we can discuss it better :)

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gaveecho on 10/9/2015 Reply  · 

Woohoo! I changed your mind on something! :D

Awesome, let me know when you check it out Nightmare City :)

Yep, they do indeed. Are you sick of that character? I should've just used that phrase and you would've known what I was talking about with the ethereal quality they tried to give her. She was really held in high regard by people, a little too high.

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I watched Spring and really liked it - 3.5/5. So I'll get the discussion started then :) It was very different than I expected which sorta worked against it a bit, and that's a little unfair on my part I admit. It was far more romance heavy than I expected, I knew it was a love story with a twist but I expected that twist to have a bit more to do in the film. I heard Before Sunrise comparisons and I can see that, I thought their relationship felt real and they had very good chemistry together. Their conversations never seemed fake/overwritten, they were, again, a little similar to the 'Before' films in how interesting and engrossing they were. I just would've liked to see a bit more of her as the monster, or explored that side of her a bit more. Even test his 'love' for her more by seeing what she did to the tourist or something. The last 20/25 minutes were a mixed bag I think, some of the 'history' of her was a little boring but it had some more interesting conversations and the church scene was funny; you know which bit I'm talking about! :D The very end too I'm really not sure what to think, I was torn on what I wanted to happen with her! I was a little disappointed that she ended up loving him enough to end up pregnant and not turn into the monster but that's just the cynic in me. I'd have probably liked the ending if I watched it with a different mindset y'know? All in all though of course I enjoyed it because of the 3.5, it's just my own fault I expected something different or, more accurately, more horror in comparison to the romance.

***** Spring Spoilers *****

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gaveecho on 10/9/2015 Reply  · 

"check it out Nightmare City", damn mistake! :D

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gaveecho on 10/10/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, they're a pretty annoying character for sure. Perks of Being a Wallflower annoyed me a bit with that trope too.

***** Spring Spoilers *****

Well yeah, I think you're right that it was certainly going for 'less is more' but I felt like it was 80% romance with 20% monster movie. I'd have preferred it a little more even, maybe 60/40! :D

I do think I'm being a little unfair on it, I'm kinda giving marks against it for not being completely what I wanted as opposed to being what it was. Oh and I get that she wouldn't turn into a monster if she loved him, I'm just saying the cynic in me wanted her to not completely love him. She's been around 2000 years and has yet to love anybody so her turning into a monster would've been a little downer but a bit more horror for the film. I know that's completely against what the film was going for though so I shouldn't complain really. The ending is actually really nice looking at it as a love story.

Hah That bit got me as well! There was none prior to that so when she snapped at him I jumped back! :D

Poms? Is that a word for the two English guys? If so, they were alright I thought. Half annoying & half funny.

I'm not really sure. It could be, if it didn't go off until she changed her habit after two thousand years then it could be.

I'm not sure about that at all either. It seems like it was just some evolutionary thing was it? It was hereditary since she got it from her mother.

Yeah, I actually really liked that as well. It's an original creature, and since it's an original creature I wanted to see more of it! :D hah

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Very cool. That could be a cool experience having a movie filmed in your town :)

Twilight Samurai has actually been in my Netflix watch-list for about two years and I still haven't watched it! I'm not even sure if it's still on Netflix at this stage. I'll try and watch it after this horror month if you like it and it's still on Netflix. Let me know your rating once you've finished :)

Ah, what annoying cunts they are!

Haha I think I've actually got the tune you had going in your head in mine now! :D

Did you see the Hail Caesar trailer yet?

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gaveecho on 10/10/2015 Reply  · 

***** Spring Spoilers *****

I'm not sure, sure they could've been working with budget constraints but I get the feeling the movie is put together pretty much how they wanted it. Which is good commitment to a vision on their part. Nothing seemed out of place or like they weren't able to do certain scenes, it all flowed pretty well in my opinion. I just wish more monster shots was part of their vision! :D

I was more horrified than humored at that bit! :D hah I winced when I saw that!

Ah I see, well what'd you think of the poms then? :D

Oh I agree yeah, I just thought that seemed to be the extent of the explanation. There was some genetic mumbo-jumbo but I haven't a clue what they were talking about there! :D

Hmm, I'm wondering what you were gonna say now! hah

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Have you ever gotten a part in anything before due to her involvement? I can imagine you really sticking out as an extra, you could've been cast as a tree in a play maybe you tall fucker! :D

I don't think there's any major spoilers or anything, just the setup and some jokes. Looks damn entertaining I think. But give it a miss if you wanna go in completely blind :)

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gaveecho on 10/11/2015 Reply  · 

***** Spring Spoilers *****

But did I tell you I wanted to see the monster in full Shane? Because I wanted to see it in full! :D

Oh well yeah, I had no problem with him getting killed, it just made me wince is all! :D

I dunno, maybe I don't then! haha (seriously though I do)

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That's very cool of her to do to, would you have liked to be a part of the one shooting in your town now?

Haha I'll be keeping an eye out for any trees now to make sure they're not some pesky Australian waiting for me! :D

I haven't seen it yet no. Heard a lot about it though, supposed to be a sorta visual assault on the senses isn't it? I'm interested in checking it out it's just the supposedly gross stuff that has held me back. Your rating has encouraged me to give it a go though! :D

Yeah I think I read/saw that now that you mention it. Very disturbing indeed Shane.

Thank you very much for those links! I'm watching Maniac Cop 2 at the minute but I'll check them out and get back to you once I'm finished :) If you see this before then you can let me know which films excite you the most?

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gaveecho on 10/11/2015 Reply  · 

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Yes, that's what I'll imagine her final form was now - that garbage dude from that! :D

You're used to cut balls but not slit throats? Slit throats happen far more often you'd think you'd be used to that by now! I'm with you on achilles and eyes though.

***** Spring Spoilers *****

Hah I'll have to look out for more than just suspiciously shaped trees then! :D

Ah I see, sounds very interesting. When I see Enter the Void I'll let you know then so we can discuss it. I'll try and check it out next month after this horror marathon is done.

I liked it a bit more, it was more consistently entertaining I thought. 4/5 for me. The police station shootout and prison scenes were really well done I thought.

I looked up the trailer for Assassination Classroom and damn does it look bizarre. So Japanese! :D I'm not sure how interested I am though, I'll wait for the reviews. It was a manga or something wasn't it? I got some animated results when I first searched for it.

Anomalisa seems to be the outlier considering they're nearly all horror/thriller, but I'm really looking forward to it. Been hearing some incredible things about it.

The Mind's Eye, Baskin, Green Room and The Devil's Candy are the others I'm excited about just going off the descriptions. So pretty much the same list as yours, Shane! :D

Some bad reviews of Devil's Candy on Letterboxd which is worrying but it's mostly well received elsewhere it seems to I'm still excited.

The Witch & all aren't worth mentioning as you say because we've discussed them before.

Yakuza Apocalypse I know but haven't heard of those other two you mentioned; I'll look them up!

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lukiushaufoy on 10/11/2015 Reply  · 

Do you watch any TV Shows, as in you've seen all of or most of the episodes? If so what are they?

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gaveecho on 10/12/2015 Reply  · 

Ah, in that case I get ya. There's not many options once the throat is slit, it's just agonizing death.

Alright, I'll keep that in mind when I'm thinking of watching Enter the Void.

It's very entertaining for sure, I can see why you'd rate it so highly. The theme for the Maniac Cop movies is pretty good too I think, it's really eerie, you know what I'm talking about I'm sure :) Yeah, I saw the ratings for the third so I'll probably give it a miss.

Yeah, the premise sounds like a lot of fun. The trailer just seemed a little too, I dunno, bizarre for me I guess. I could check it out if it gets great reviews though.

Yep, it was on my October list last year, I think I gave it 4 stars. Very entertaining with a crazy ending from what I remember. Were you gonna recommend if I hadn't seen it? :) I actually gave it 3.5, looked it up on Letterboxd there. I remember it more fondly than that rating suggests though! :D

Really? It hooked me right away! I think it's the same studio in Hail Caesar as the one in Barton Fink too. Heard that mentioned. Great cast anyway, hope it's good.

Might be seeing Sicario today. A Nightmare on Elm Street is being shown this month in one of the cinemas near me, thinking about getting a ticket for it. I'd like to see a classic on the big screen!

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gaveecho on 10/12/2015 Reply  · 

Oh okay, well I thank you again for your Cemetery Man recommendation buddy! :D Seriously though, it's a film I'd like to watch again. Maybe on Blu-ray or something, better quality than the Youtube video I watched.

Oh I can understand the need for re-watches for sure, Shane! I'm not sure if there's a particular director that requires a second watch for me to get into their films but there's plenty of movies I did a complete 180 on after a re-watch.

Will do! Actually, they have the original poster on their website and the remake poster at the ticket desk... I hope it isn't the fucking remake! Can't be, there'd be no point getting that in.

I think I might watch Creep tonight, I've got 16/31 so far. I'm ahead of schedule and I wanna keep ahead!

So I did see Sicario today, thought it was great. Unsetting soundtrack, fantastic cinematography that really enhanced a lot of the action scenes. It was unbearably tense at times. The traffic jam, night vision and the scene following the night vision one. Damn good stuff; 4.5/5 :)

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lukiushaufoy on 10/14/2015 Reply  · 

Wow. So you've seen quite a lot of movies AND tv shows. My favourite two shows would probably be Breaking Bad and The Wire, but they always switch between each other for top spot.

All the other TV shows I've seen every episode of are:

-South Park
-Rick and Morty
-Firefly
-The Walking Dead (It's alright but I think it relies too heavily on shock value for its story)
-Community (I started watching this after I saw an episode where the school was playing paintball and it was a badass comedy homage to action movies)
-The Office US (Started watching it and didn't realize there was a UK version, which I hope to see)
Louie (I like this because of how unpredictable the things that happen in it are, though it's pretty light)
-Parks and Recreation (I heard it was similar to the office, and didn't want to follow up the UK version straight after the US one.)
-The IT Crowd
-Game of Thrones (Only reason this isn't in my top 3 or so is because most of my favourite characters were killed off which pissed me off)
-Better Call Saul
-Six Feet Under (The ending is amazing)
-Sherlock
-Arrested Development
-Fargo (I loved this, it's even better than the film, and definitely worth a watch if you like Coen Bros thrillers)

Shows I'm watching right now:
-It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
-Archer
-Mr. Robot
-Friends

Shows I need to get back to:
-House of Cards
-True Detective (Saw season 1 which blew me away, saw the first episode of season 2 and haven't watched any more since.)
-Sleepy Hollow
-Justified
-Band of Brothers (Thought this was boring and only watched the first five or so episodes before thinking that they all followed the same general plot)
-Lost (This show pissed me off with how ridiculous it got)

Shows I want to watch:
The Sopranos, Deadwood (I really like Timothy Olyphant), Luther (Really like Idris Elba), Orphan Black, Oz, Orange is the New Black, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, The Twilight Zone, Entourage and Freaks and Geeks (Sick of hearing about these two shows), Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, House, Dexter, Daredevil (To see if it's a shitty superhero TV series or not), Sons of Anarchy, Fawlty Towers, Office UK.

Who would you say is your favourite Game of Thrones character and who is your fave Breaking Bad character?
And what would you say is your favourite Episode and moment from each of the two?
SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED EITHER
For me it would be for BB: Ozymandias, and a toss up between the face-off scene, and my fave character is definitely Walt who is my favourite TV character ever. Though if I had to choose a non-major character (Jesse, Gus, Walt's Family, etc.) it would be Tuco.
For GOT: The Laws of Gods and Men, and Tyrion's trial in that episode which I thought was very well done. I didn't pick the red wedding because I didn't really "enjoy" it. Fave character would be a toss up between Tyrion and Ramsay

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lukiushaufoy on 10/14/2015 Reply  · 

Also, who is your favourite character from a TV show ever? My top ten would go:
10-Michael Scott from The Office US
9-Jayne Cobb from Firefly
8-Joey from Friends
7-Frank Underwood from House of Cards
6-Raylan Givens from Justified
5-Moriarty from Sherlock
4-Lorne Malvo from Fargo
3-Tyrion Lannister
2-Omar Little from The Wire
1-Walter White

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lukiushaufoy on 10/14/2015 Reply  · 

One of the most intriguing shows to me is Twin Peaks. What is it like? Is it like David Lynches usual films? And what is Dexter like? I've heard so many mixed opinions on it. Also, what was your thoughts on the Red Wedding? And lastly, have you seen Better Call Saul? If so what did you think about it?

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gaveecho on 10/14/2015 Reply  · 

No I'm pretty sure it's the original. Checked it out and the cast is Heather Langenkamp so I'm safe enough! :D

Yeah, Creep was pretty good actually. Wasn't sure about the ending and the actions of the character but it was sorta funny and surprisingly tense at times. 3/5.

Watched Hellraiser last night, really enjoyed it. It was different from what I expected, there was a more interesting story at the centre with the brother and wife's affair. I was under the impression it just threw random people into a house and killed them like Night of the Demons. The effects too were pretty horrific/great. The ending too was a completely "what the fuck?" ending with the homeless guy hah

The Quiet Ones today was disappointing. Just boring really. Wouldn't even be bothered to say much else about it.

Yeah, that was a great opening for sure. It really puts you in the action, when she went through the door's all I could think was "I would not be cut out for that line of work". I thought the set pieces got better as it went on though, the bridge scene was so tense. And the finale of course, incredible stuff.

And hey, no worries about getting back to me late on this or anything buddy. It's honestly fine. Hope work gets a bit lighter for you in the next few weeks!

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gaveecho on 10/16/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, the practical effects are great in Hellraiser. And I was also gonna mention that; the lack of Pinhead. I assumed he'd be in it for a lot more but he wasn't. He also didn't really seem like the main monster/leader of them, isn't he though? Is his role increased in future films? Is there too much of him in part 3 or what? hah

Yep, completely agree with you on Sicario there buddy :)

Hah I actually saw this message about 20 minutes after you typed it, I couldn't reply then though but I was I thinking "what an odd time for him to reply!" :D

Good you passed the written exam, let me know how you got on today :)

Ah, Waltz with Bashir is on my watch list! I've been meaning to check it out for ages. The animation style does look stunning, that's why I first added it so good to hear it is, indeed, great :)

I watched Road Games and really liked it. I gave it 3.5/5 but a very strong 3.5, I was thinking of giving it a 4 but couldn't do it because I thought it got a little dull about 20 minutes before the end when it should've been building up for the finale at that time. Thought Stacy Keach was very good, just him and his dingo kept me surprisingly interested at the start! Jamie Lee Curtis was fine but it was a smaller role than I expected. I really got the Hitchcockian vibe it was going for, there was a real sense of paranoia getting near the end fuelled by his lack of sleep. I was starting to wonder if all was as it seemed! :D I'm surprised this is a film that didn't work for you actually, thought you'd have enjoyed it. Maybe sometime in the future it'll work if you give it another go :)

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gaveecho on 10/16/2015 Reply  · 

Watching Witching & Bitching now :)

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gaveecho on 10/16/2015 Reply  · 

Ah I see, well I'll give the sequel a go and I might just give the third a miss. I don't like the sound of making him a comedic character.

I take it the Science of Sleep is good then? I actually haven't seen it but it sounds apt for early morning viewing! :D Michel Gondry isn't it?

Awesome, happy to hear you passed it :) Yeah, I think that's the right expression, I've heard it before anyway!

90min? That's pretty short, I'll try an watch Waltz with Bashir when I can and get back to you :)

Maybe you were expecting more horror or something? It's pretty horror light, much more a thriller I think. Then again maybe it just isn't a film that works for you in terms of humor, tension, action etc. I'd say it's worth a re-watch if you're in the mood sometime though :)

Witching & Bitching was a lot of fun! It's a film I could see myself enjoying even more on a re-watch. I was interrupted in the middle of it and had to watch the second half about an hour later. Still enjoyed it a lot though, so crazy, especially the final sequence with the big witch, it was pretty hilarious! :D As I've done many times before, I must again thank you for the recommendation buddy! :)

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gaveecho on 10/18/2015 Reply  · 

Ah right I see, I was thinking he was eventually considered to be sorta their leader since he's very much the face of that series.

I was thinking Science of Sleep was one of those weird movies, I'll check it out eventually anyway and let you know when I do.

Hah I can see why, totally caught me by surprise! :D It must've had a decent enough sized budget, I remember thinking that a few times. I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for that directors future films if they're as crazy/enjoyable as Witching & Bitching! :)

Nope, haven't seen Close-Up yet unfortunately. Been meaning to get around to Kiarostami's other films after watching Like Someone in Love but haven't yet. Certified Copy is the only other one I've seen, I'll try and make Close-Up his next one I watch if I can :)

The Telethon sounds awesome and it's for such a great cause :)

Never been called a creeping Jesus! :D It's funny though, it would look odd to see someone creeping about quietly in the dark, but you're only doing so you don't wake them up! So do you wake them up to avoid looking creepy or look creepy to avoid waking them up? Catch-22! :D

I don't think we have a telethon or anything like it really. The UK have Comic Relief and Red Nose Day, they're both pretty amazing though. Celebrities do things for them and they can be really cool or funny.

That was really amazing of you to do that, they must've been so damn happy :) Made their week I'd say after getting minor money for the most part :)

I should add that to my watch list then if it's a 5/5! Did you watch anything else since that last message?

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gaveecho on 10/18/2015 Reply  · 

Oh I watched Nosferatu the Vampyre and thought it was great. 4.5/5 I think I'll give it, the ending was really sickening though (in a sorta good way).

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gaveecho on 10/18/2015 Reply  · 

Cool, I'll try and check out Strange Circus then! And yes, she played the villain brilliantly for that type of film, very theatrical and fun.

Thanks for letting me know it's on Youtube, I'll see if I can watch it soon enough and let you know what I think :)

Oh I heard of Kon-Tiki, let me know what you think once it's all finished.

I did like it more than the original actually, I wasn't a big fan of Murnau's to be honest. I liked the two other Murnau films I've seen more than Nosferatu, Tabu and Sunrise. How do you compare them? I agree that he really made it his own, I loved how natural the cinematography was yet it still felt very atmospheric at times. The actors were all really great too, Kinski, Ganz and Adjani.

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gaveecho on 10/18/2015 Reply  · 

Really? hah She does have that evil grin for sure.

Cool, another one I'll try and check out then buddy! :D

I thought Tabu was very good. It's a love story set on an exotic island, really cool and is visually great like Murnau's other silent films we've seen. It's on Youtube if you wanna check it out Shane, I'd definitely recommend it. I'd be interested in seeing how you'd rank Murnau's flims, it's Sunrise, Tabu and Nosferatu third for me. Haven't seen any of his other films.

Yeah, he certainly changed the ending, it took me by surprise. I kinda disliked it at first but it was a cool move, really felt like a dagger through the heart after the sacrifice!

Do you watch Rugby? I'm not much of a fan but the world cup I can get into, we were put out today but you guys are still in there so I wish you luck!

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gaveecho on 10/20/2015 Reply  · 

That poor girl could be perfectly nice but you picture her as evil! :D hah You said Strange Circus in an earlier comment, so is it actually The Last Circus yeah?

Cool, hope you enjoy Tabu :)

Awesome! That money will go a long way I'm sure :)

Have you found out why Kate gave your dad's number to someone in the film industry?

Ah I see, so it's a bit of a divide in relation to what sports people follow :)

No you haven't, shall I check it out then? Youtube I assume?

I watched The Town that Dreaded Sundown last night, thought it was good but not great unfortunately. I thought that the humor was badly misplaced and really ruined any sense of tension or atmosphere that the film was building well. The voiceover made it seem a little documentary like which didn't work the best for me. It had a handful of enjoyable performances though and some very well put together scenes with the killer. The attack on the girl in the house near the end was great, full of tension and suspense wondering if she'd get away or not. 3/5 for me :)

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gaveecho on 10/20/2015 Reply  · 

So you're just going around suggesting names for movies now? Who do you think you are? :D hah Honestly though, Strange Circus sounds cool, it had me intrigued when you mentioned it :)

Cool, I'll definitely keep updated on it and see it when I can :)

Ah I see. Hmm, it'd be really interesting I think to be around a method actor when they're preparing for a role. They'd be like a completely different person and couldn't break character 'til the movie's finished, I'd find it fascinating :) That's cool about the TV show, she seems so busy! I wish her luck with it of course.

Wow, that's really interesting. There's not quite such a stark divide in Ireland, but gaelic would be pretty big in Donegal (and the rest of the country) but we're terrible at hurling so hardly anyone plays it, it's huge down the country around Kilkenny & all. I'm not sure if we even have a hurling team in Donegal actually.

Just watched that video, fucking hell! :D hah What a jump and the commentators going sorta wild just cemented how special it was. I imagine that's one of the iconic moments in AFL history, yeah? :)

I was gonna send you a link to Martial's first goal for United against Liverpool but I'm not sure it holds up to that clip you sent me! :D

Yeah you're remembering right, it's grainy. Sometimes that adds to it but it mostly detracts a tad as you said.

I'm watching The Howling right now, if you can watch it soon we can discuss it if you'd like? :)

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gaveecho on 10/21/2015 Reply  · 

Yep, I'll try and check it out when I can Shane :)

Must be fun to be an actor, completely changing who you are & everything.

I love it when you can hear the excitement in commentators voices, it just adds so much to the big moments :)

Damn, makes it even more impressive that he wasn't a great player! :D It's cool how certain moments can transcend the sport, I don't know too much about AFL, haven't seen great scores and whatnot but I knew that was special just from the commentary and it actually looked great too the way he caught it so I would've been very impressed even without the commentary.

You sure? I'll link a little video here for you, hope it works alright :) It's really the context that makes it, I told you already about him getting criticized before he even kicked a ball because of his price and being only 19, well five minutes in the game left and Liverpool just scored making it look like they could steal a draw if they got another. https://vt.tumblr.com/tumblr_nuligmN1vk1uoy4q9.mp4

Hope that link works, if not you can just type in Martial goal against Liverpool into youtube, should bring it up :) He got player of the month for the league last month too so the kid has just been breaking expectations since he came. Still don't wanna get carried away though because he's so young! :D

Well I watched it and liked it! Let me know when you watch it buddy :)

Awesome, you'll see Crimson Peak before me then, I'll not see it 'til next week. Let me know what you think of it, and the other films of course! :)

Sweet, I'll check it out now :)

Okay, will Youtube that song now because I haven't seen that Shane! :D

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gaveecho on 10/21/2015 Reply  · 

Oh I also watched Starry Eyes... I'm really not sure whether I like it or love it or hate it! :D At the minute I'm pretty sure I do like it, there was a lot of stuff I love in it so I'm thinking abut 3.5/5 for now. I feel like it could be a 4.5 or 5 on a re-watch though. Or I could hate it on a re-watch! :D hah It's very dark, a tougher watch than I expected and it's actually both understated and over the top if that makes sense. Alex Essoe is incredible in it though, really brilliant. The soundtrack was fantastic too. One moment was increidbly tough to watch, I'll not say what until you see it. I'm all over the place with my thoughts here Shane so I'm not helping you at all! :D Have you ever felt like this about a film? Not 100% sure what to make of it?

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gaveecho on 10/21/2015 Reply  · 

That was a great mark! Look at me talking like I know AFL now! Hah But seriously, I loved how he used the guys in front as a springboard to catch it! :D A bit like the other guy but softer, didn't knock them down just used them nicely! :D

I love that Holiday Road popped into your head when you were in pain, I actually never heard it 'til there now but it's catchy! :D

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gaveecho on 10/21/2015 Reply  · 

Just checked out that post snap, damn! If someone was standing there and never saw it coming they'd have got knocked the hell out! Shit, I thought the small guy in white was the one who snapped it and thought he was doing a celebratory dance! :D They must've stood on his toe though, thought he was a bit small to be an AFL player! :D hah

I feel sorta bad for those flash in the pan players. I wonder when they're going through that great run of form if they think they're gonna go on to do wonderful things? Only to then regress and end up way below the top level. A player we had a few years ago scored a beautiful and vital goal, but that ended up being the height of his career unfortunately. He plays a few divisions below our league now but United fans will love him forever for that goal! :D It's Macheda goal if you're interested in watching it, I can't imagine any other goal will come up but it's against Aston Villa incase another few do come up! :D

Well I hope you really like Starry Eyes if you pick it up! I'd definitely be interested in hearing your thoughts on it, I think it's one we could discuss a fair bit :)

It's interesting how sports & tactics in them change a lot through the years isn't it?

***** The Howling Spoilers *****

Sweet, I'm glad you loved it! I gave it a 3.5, which seems a bit harsh because there's a lot I liked in it. I thought the transformation scene was great, far better than I expected it. It holds up very well against An American Werewolf in London's even though it's probably not as iconic. Which one did you prefer? I got a little bored in the middle which brought it down for me probably. I'd have liked the werewolves to be a little more primitive/aggressive, it strangled the girl in the office didn't it? I'd have preferred if it just mauled her, hope that doesn't sound too bad! :D hah Thought Dee Wallace was very good and I also liked the ending. So, feel free to share your thoughts! :)

***** The Howling Spoilers *****

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gaveecho on 10/23/2015 Reply  · 

5'3? Holy shit. That's amazing, for such a physical sport that he could be thrive in it seems mad to me. Fair damn play to him though!

Yeah, I just never realized it on the first watch who it was :)

No problem, Shane!

Fucking cool as hell! :D I never really copped on what happened properly until I went back to the start, he ran with the flight of the ball and caught it brilliantly though. Awesome stuff :) You'll have me staying up to watch matches yet! :D

********The Howling spoilers************

Completely agree, it holds up brilliantly. I was actually really surprised by how good it was, were you surprised at all? I never hear it talked about, it's always the American Werewolf in London one so I was really shocked at how awesome The Howling transformation scene was.

Yeah, I feel like I've maybe overstated the lapse. It's a very strong 3.5, thinking about it now it seems a little harsh. On another day it's probably a 4 for me.

I did, it pretty much got rolling without much setup which was great.

I thought he strangled her too, could've at her a bit then perhaps! :D

I didn't make much of him actually, he has that familiar face but can't remember really if he said/did anything peculiar. Did I completely miss something there? :D hah

********The Howling spoilers************

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lukiushaufoy on 10/24/2015 Reply  · 

Hey. What was your thought on The Grand Budapest Hotel?
And What are your thoughts on Wes Anderson?
Also, what was your thoughts on Bill Murray's performance in it?

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gaveecho on 10/24/2015 Reply  · 

That's awesome, fair play to the guy. It's the fact AFL is seemingly such a physical sport that makes me surprised he was a dominant force in it. Messi is tiny and dominates ours but he's offered a fair bit of protection from dirty tackles & whatnot.

***** The Howling Spoilers *****

Yeah, maybe you were Shane, maybe you were! :D hah

Ah, I never noticed. I'll keep a better eye out for him next time.

Trauma from her attack or something wasn't it? I'm not sure if there was