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randysandwich

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randysandwich's Favorite Movies

Pulp Fiction Aliens Gladiator Schindler's List The Dark Knight Requiem for a Dream Gremlins Pan's Labyrinth Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Nocturnal Animals The Zookeeper's Wife Good Time The Disaster Artist The Big Sick

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JC13

JC13 on 2/1/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah I noticed our lists are pretty similar. Also Tarantino is my favorite director and Nolan is my 2nd favorite.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

I like your profile pic. I was thinking about having that before choosing on Nicolas Cage in Vampire's Kiss.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

Ah, but I love insane Nicolas Cage, especially in Vampire's Kiss. Definitely not for everyone, but it fits perfectly with my weird sense of humour. I have tears in my eyes from laughing so much. The Nicolas Cage I don't like is when he's doing it for the paycheck. For example, Season of the Witch and Bangkok Dangerous.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

I enjoy the craziness of the bees scene. But you have to wade through a lot of shit to get to it. I also enjoyed him punching woman in the bear suit. :) For me, Vampire's Kiss is enjoyable throughout the whole film, except for about the first ten minutes where you can't really hear what's they are saying, could be intentional. It sits in my top 100, while The Wicker Man sits in my 2000s purely on the crazy parts. If you ever want to see it, the whole movie is on YouTube.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/6/2013 Reply  · 

All the reasons why it's amazing, thanks for that! I didn't know the crowd weren't actors! That makes it even better!

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Reelz

Reelz on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

The comics are fuckin' terrific (I just finished the prison storyline). Since college just started up for me again, I'll probably only have time to read one volume every weekend; I suppose I'll have something to look forward to every week now.

I think you should give the show another chance. Season 2 is pretty good, but it kind of drags out its story a bit too long; it takes place on Hershel's farm. Season 3 is fantastic and is about on par with the comics. It takes place in the prison and involves The Governor and Woodbury. The Governor looks a ton different in the show, but the actor that plays him is great. Based off of what I've read in the comics, the show is turning out completely different than how the comics played out. The end of Season 3 may end completely different than how the prison storyline ended in the comics. I'm really looking forward to it.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/8/2013 Reply  · 

I love it so much! It fits my sense of humour so well. I think Cage knew that the crazier he acted, the funnier the movie. I can see how it couldn't work for some people.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 2/10/2013 Reply  · 

It's great to see someone on here that loves Menace II Society as well.

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orangesatthepriest

orangesatthepriest on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

our lists are really similar 0.0

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shane24

shane24 on 2/13/2013 Reply  · 

I don't feel the same about them. To be honest
Requiem for a Dream was down lower than it should of been. When you have a list of 3707 movies, some of them fall through the cracks. I see you have it very high. I don't like it as much as you, but I think I moved it up about 700 places. I think I need to watch it again, it's been about ten years since I've seen the film, my tastes have changed considerably.

Absolutely no hope for Antichrist though. I don't know if you've seen it so I'll keep it vague. There's stuff that happens in this film that I can't unsee. Stuff that just sickened me. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE horror and depressing movies, but I just can't get behind what they show in Antichrist. Here's an example, I hate Hostel.I don't know if you've seen Hostel either, so I'll be vague again. I would put Hostel in with Antichrist because I hate what they show in the film. I have a phobia about eyes. I went a week with something in my eye before i would let anyone near me, so when they showed a scene with a persons eye being tortured, it made me depressed. It took a few hours for me to stop feeling that way. When I watch movies like Hostel and Antichrist, it's like small cuts on my inside. So if I can avoid reopening a wound, I will do so. That's why I will never watch A Serbian Film. Some people may be able to take them, but I don't need them in my life. :)

Thanks for asking about my list, I welcome you to do so. I'm usually the one asking everybody else. If you have anymore queries, just ask. Hey, you may just find another flaw in my list that I may need to fix.

I'll leave by asking, what's a little known film that you've seen that you'd recommend to me?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/13/2013 Reply  · 

I just looked at the poster and the trailer for Would you Rather. One bit I will have trouble with I think. But I will totally contradict myself and say that I will watch it. I might just have to look away for that part.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/13/2013 Reply  · 

It's funny you mentioned Eagle vs Shark. I recorded it last night on my foxtel. :) Project Nim looks interesting.

I wouldn't expect the eye scene to really bother you, I'm very weird about eyes. :) I can see why animals and kids in films would bother you. To be honest, I would rather see that than something happen to an eye. :) I'd prefer not to though. I really sound like a pushover! I want to make it really clear, I love gory movies, just not with eyes.

I just watched a little known film myself that I liked. It's called Alucada, a horror movie from the 70's that deals with possession and Satan. Real quick watch (74 mins) and the whole movie is on YouTube. I will add that it was a little unsettling. I got a real Suspiria vibe from the film, not sure if you've seen that.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 2/14/2013 Reply  · 

Well, Let the Right One In has the unfair advantage of being added to my list early in my ranking. But I still do really enjoy it.
-I like how the tone was well balanced between sweetness and horror--sometimes combining them to great effect. There's also some really horrible concepts that are shown/implied in the film, which I think can be a lot more terrifying and lasting than a shot of gore.
-The score complemented the movie's tone perfectly, and I still listen to the soundtrack.
-The ambiguity really intrigued me. What happened to Eli? What's the relationship between Eli and Oskar/Hakan? Is it a romance, a friendship, or are they using each other? Kudos to the writer, director and actors that they pulled this off.
-The depiction of loneliness and bullying was well handled and credible, and tied in well with a vampire's nature.
-I also liked the cinematography, the deliberate pacing, and the austere setting.
Overall, I thought it was a really interesting (and brutally honest) take on vampires and children. I'm curious why you didn't like it.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 2/15/2013 Reply  · 

No problem, I understand where you’re coming from. You should probably stay away from Michael Haneke--his specialty is well-made films about unsettling subject matter.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/15/2013 Reply  · 

Just watched Eagle vs Shark, I loved it. Halfway through I thought that I was getting a similar vibe as another kiwi movie called Boy. I looked it up, made me laugh, it's the same director. If you haven't seen Boy, I recommend you see it. Director Taika Waititi has a very memorable part in the movie.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 2/15/2013 Reply  · 

It great you mention ending, because this is what makes Menace II Society superior to Boyz N The Hood, which is an entertaining film, but focuses too much on sentimentalism and a didactic black rights message. Menace focuses more on it's perplexing and coherent dialogue and story, and isn't afraid of an anticlimax.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/15/2013 Reply  · 

I signed up to imdb so I can just save to my watch list on there. I think I have about eleven pages of movies to get through. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 2/16/2013 Reply  · 

The Mad Max movies are Australian, so this Aussie grew up watching Mad Mel kill everyone in sight. You definitely should watch all three Max movies before, just so you know the backstory. I'm not crazy about the third movie, but you may like it. Oh, please don't call Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior. It's just the title for other countries that missed the original. It's just a little annoyance of mine, because some people aren't aware of the low budget original.

I love Tom Hardy, so if they were going to replace old crazy Mel, I'm glad it was Hardy. Have you seen Bronson? From watching that, I think he can bring the physicality and intensity required to play Max. I'll be annoyed if they don't keep the Australian accent though.

You can ask me any movie questions Randy. I don't mind, in fact, I enjoy it. If you don't mind telling me, what country are you from?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/16/2013 Reply  · 

Well, I hope it's up to Hardy, because I wouldn't put it past the producers Americanizing the franchise.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/18/2013 Reply  · 

Hi, thanks for the request! Nice list, I like your profile pic too :D

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Kate668

Kate668 on 2/18/2013 Reply  · 

I do, Rockwell's probably my favourite actor but there are so many I admire. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 2/19/2013 Reply  · 

What did you think of Friends with Benefits? Some people I know said it was surprisingly good for what it is.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/19/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, have you seen We Need to Talk About Kevin? I thought it was amazing. I thought I may like it, but it blew me away.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/21/2013 Reply  · 

Have you seen My Left Foot?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/22/2013 Reply  · 

Don't get me started on Battleship. Aaaaaaaarrrggggghh!!!

Now that I've got that out of me, yes I do choose movies by mood, but that's not the only way for me. I'm currently working on watching what's considered the best movies of all time. I'll be watching Guess Who's Coming to Dinner today to see what that's like.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/22/2013 Reply  · 

I totally get where you're coming from. I only just realized now that I recommended a movie that features what disturbs you, sorry about that. I'm glad you liked it though. I'm thinking of buying it on Blu Ray I liked it so much. Have you seen Sleepaway Camp? It kind of deals with what disturbs you, but it's really not disturbing, it's actually hilarious. It also has one of the greatest wtf endings of all time. I don't know if you saw my other comment so I'll say again. Have you seen My Left Foot?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

You can watch all of Sleepaway Camp on YouTube. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty awful, but it's crazy enough that it's fun. It's worth watching just for the ending. Don't let it get spoiled for you, many people talk about it freely.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

If you do watch it on YouTube, just write in Sleepaway Camp, then don't go down the page too far because someone posted the ending. Just a heads up.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

I don't know if you've seen it, but if you want a laugh, look up the Robogeisha trailer on YouTube. The narrator should do every trailer, for every movie. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

Glad you liked it. :) Craziness in a can, that's the Robogeisha trailer! Handicap gun! The actual film isn't as good, some parts are boring. But I love a part where a Robogeisha is bashing a man's head inside his own body, yet he keeps bobbing back up with more and more what looks like spaghetti on his face, while getting angrier and angrier.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

I'm so glad you liked Dredd! That's my type of movie! I came out of that movie pumped. :) It's funny, we both have it at 95%. I asked my brother-in-law if he wanted to watch it with me, he declined. Boy, was he upset when I told him what I thought about it! We have the same taste in movies, so he was gutted. He watched it a few weeks ago and loved it.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

''I bet Shane loved this movie." I can't tell you how accurate that statement is. I can't bloody wait for the Blu Ray! It was jaw dropping in the cinema when Lena Headey is in the bath and she has water spraying around after taking slo-mo.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/27/2013 Reply  · 

That was stupid! I wrote my question to you on my own bloody page! Oh well, I'll try again. :)


Have you seen Seven Psychopaths or In Bruges?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/27/2013 Reply  · 

In Bruges is amazing! There's a bit, how do I say this, that would be unsettling for you if you know what I mean, but it's central to the plot and isn't done cheaply. Plus, it brings out one of the best performances Colin Farrell has ever had. It's quite offensive at times, but I found it hilarious. If you see In Bruges or Seven Psychopaths and like them, you should check out The Guard, which was directed by his brother.

I personally was shocked more by them all sticking their whole arms in the sacred asshole or whatever it was called. Oh, also the liquid being poured on his head was terrifying.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/27/2013 Reply  · 

If you like Paul Rudd, it's worth watching. He made me laugh when he was looking in the mirror, talking to himself. Hilarious! It's a 7/10 for me.

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 3/2/2013 Reply  · 

Is it just me or did everyone's comments go out of order?

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shane24

shane24 on 3/2/2013 Reply  · 

Same is happening to me. The comments are in the right order until you go to someone else's page. Then they go mental. What did you think of eight crazy nights?

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shane24

shane24 on 3/3/2013 Reply  · 

I enjoyed the social commentary on prescription pills and the doctors who prescribe them. That's all I'll say otherwise I'll head into spoiler territory. If you're patient with the movie, it'll pay off for you. Well, it did for me anyway. I'd give it a 8/10. I hate many Adam Sandler movies, but for some reason Eight Crazy Nights works for me. I see why you hate it though. I'm headed to the cinemas to watch Lincoln right now.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/4/2013 Reply  · 

Well, I haven't had the Lincoln story told to death. I knew it obviously, but it never was a huge focus at school. When I learnt about America in history, it was from the 20's to the 40's. Lincoln also features the broader issues of racism, which Australia definitely had in common, and still does to a lesser extent. It's really not that long ago that the aborigines were being taken away from their family, it was called the stolen generation. Check out Rabbit-Proof Fence to see what it was like if you wish. It was also worth watching for DDL and TLJ, both were fantastic in their roles.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/4/2013 Reply  · 

I thought you were going to say Yahoo Serious. One thing I want to set straight. NO Aussies say " put another shrimp on the barbie".

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shane24

shane24 on 3/4/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, have you seen goats screaming like humans on YouTube?

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shane24

shane24 on 3/4/2013 Reply  · 

They really should teach other countries. Doesn't have to be Australia, but at least one. I did whole years on German and American history.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/5/2013 Reply  · 

Ah, we don't say sidewalk or pavement. We say footpath.

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/5/2013 Reply  · 

I saw your comment and am intrigued now: what was the first Blu-ray you ever purchased, and is it/was it better than Moon? :)

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/5/2013 Reply  · 

The comments are behaving very strangely, aren't they.

Oh I'm definitely a collector as well as a watcher. I probably own most of my top 50 :)
The last DVD I bought was In Bruges, because I wanted to see it again after I saw Seven Psychopaths, and realised I didn't have it in my collection.

I saw Starship Troopers a long time ago, didn't like it then but maybe would feel differently about it if I saw it again.

I don't have a Blu-ray player, so only buy and watch DVDs, but maybe I will upgrade in the future!

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/5/2013 Reply  · 

Haha thanks :) the cost is one thing that puts me off at the moment.

I'd definitely recommend In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, they're both dark and wickedly funny, with great performances, good scripts too.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/7/2013 Reply  · 

I see that you watched The Amazing Spiderman recently. Thanks to Kate668 for bringing it to my attention. You may like Peter and Gwen a bad lip reading of The Amazing Spiderman.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/9/2013 Reply  · 

Whoah! I just saw your where you put The Devil Inside on your list. I haven't seen it, do you recommend it?...... Nah, I'm kidding, why was it terrible?

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shane24

shane24 on 3/9/2013 Reply  · 

Man, that does sound bad, I think I'll skip that movie. I have deen on a Disney binge lately. I've just been bringing back memories of when I was a kid. I had a VHS collection of all these cartoons which I would watch over and over. I especially like Donald Duck. I laugh so much when he's angry. Their all on YouTube, so it's been so great to be able to see them so easily. I've been finding shorts that I've never seen also. I watched moving day, which features Mickey, Goofy and Donald, and I had tears in my eyes from what happens to Donald. I really love Donald's gold mine also. I think I like it when something is stuck on Donald, and he can't get it off. I think I would be the same. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 3/10/2013 Reply  · 

They were still taking kids not that long ago. It was in the 70's that it stopped, and it took until 2008 for an Australian government to say sorry. I think, mainly so they didn't have to pay compensation. Some also believed it was exaggerated.

I guess you can call Western Australia isolated because of the big fucking desert in the middle. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 3/10/2013 Reply  · 

What do you think of the news that Christian Bale might return as batman in the justice league?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/10/2013 Reply  · 

I liked it, especially the scenes with Jason Segel and Ed Helms, but thought Susan Sarandon's storyline was a bit predictable and contrived.
Did you like it?

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shane24

shane24 on 3/10/2013 Reply  · 

I really don't know how they will explain Bale in the justice league, considering how The Dark Knight Rises ended. I'm willing to give it a shot. But where do they draw the line? Does Bruce take his supplies back from JGL? It just seems like they need someone else in the movie that we know the backstory to, and now have to create a reason for it to work. Was nightwing ever in the justice league? Maybe that could work.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/11/2013 Reply  · 

Is their rumors of a nightwing movie that isn't just fueled by fan speculation?

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/11/2013 Reply  · 

Aww yeah, they had a great dynamic going on. I found the ending quite emotional too.

I saw you added Taken 2, would you recommend it? I heard it was very much like the first movie(which I loved).

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Kate668

Kate668 on 3/11/2013 Reply  · 

I'll definitely give it a look, thanks. :) A couple of my friends didn't like it because it was too similar to the first movie, but if Liam Neeson's a badass again I doubt I'll dislike it, that's what made the first movie so great!

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orangesatthepriest

orangesatthepriest on 3/12/2013 Reply  · 

I just saw City Of God and noticed while ranking that you ranked it very similarly to how i did :)

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shane24

shane24 on 3/12/2013 Reply  · 

The funny thing is, no, I didn't get into comics. One, I didn't have access, and two, I was more into actual books. I read many books when I was younger. I used to be an amazing speller from that. Unfortunately my spelling skills have declined from not reading as many as an adult.

I had two comics from my recollection. One was Iron Man, I think he had to try and defeat a guy made of fire. The other was a weird x-men type comic that I can't remember the name of. I remember that they had to fight all different species of aliens and mutants that were riding in to the fight on front of a spaceship. I remember one character was huge. The comic gave his backstory. When he was a kid, I think he got hit by a bus, and he pretty much exploded muscle. Oh, and I remember one bad guy had a twirling blades for hands, and their was a little alien who talked about Wolverine being killed. So it must be something to do with x-men, but they all seemed like a b grade team.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 3/13/2013 Reply  · 

Hey! Good to see Schindler's List, Gladiator and Borat getting some love! Time to check out The Usual Suspects and Django Unchained!

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 3/13/2013 Reply  · 

Where do you live if you don't mind me asking? I'm out in Moscow, an American expat. I've got a little art house I can go to that plays films in their original languages. We only just got Django a couple weeks ago.

Aliens is definitely ranked. It's in my top 50 or so if I'm not mistaken. Fantastic action movie, but it's dated significantly and I don't find the "showdown" with Ripley, the loader and the Queen to be very exciting. After Aliens, I take Resurrection instead of Alien 3. I think that's the opposite for most folks.

Prometheus was really disappointing for me. It looks great, but I found the questions it was asking to be pseudo-intellectual at best. So I didn't find it engaging in any way except visually. There's not a lot to think about with Alien, either, but it doesn't pretend to be anything more than a haunted house movie in space. Prometheus, I think, wants to "mean something" so bad and falls flat on its face.

Alien was one of the first "classic" movies I really fell in love with and it cracked the world of film wide open to me. Honestly, it switches back and forth with Children of Men regularly.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/13/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry to hear about the ADHD, hopefully it doesn't effect you too badly. I knew a guy from school who told me the same thing, it shocked me because he's was one of the quieter people that used to be on the bus. He said that's what the pills do. He would of been the last person I guessed.

An Aussie has to ask, what did you think of Mad Max?

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shane24

shane24 on 3/13/2013 Reply  · 

You bastard, don't even joke about that! Only kidding! :)

Personally, I try and keep that in mind when I watch older movies. It doesn't really bother me.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/14/2013 Reply  · 

It has to be travelling on planes Randy. My knees are always flush with the seat in front of me. I recall a family in front of me, the kid near the window, the wife in the middle, and the dad in front of me. Now, if I had to guess his height, I would say he was 5 foot 5. I was already seated when they came on, and he definitely saw me before sitting down. The bastard reclined his chair straight onto my knees! Why does he need to recline!! I was furious. I used my strength to push the chair back to it's original position using my legs. Then he started rocking back and forward on my knees. I felt like grabbing him, but I'm not violent, it would take a lot from the other person to make me do something. So, I sat there, thinking what I should do. That's when the air hostess spotted me, or more likely the evil look on my face, and upgraded me to the front with all the leg room I needed. What the worst was, when I was waiting to be told where our bags were going to be, he was there with his family about a metre away, he then gave this knowing smile that made me want to pick him up and throw him.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/14/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, all the othe options you gave are annoying also. It's quite amazing that's all people can come up with to ask.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

I'm good at basketball as well. Well, not as good since I stopped training when I started working. Doesn't sound like I'm as good as you either, as you played in college. For me, it's usually anyone who has someone tall in their family. It's like a competition for them. Another thing people do is say "how's the weather up there", or "I look up to you". Very original.

My first thing to try and do on a plane is to book an exit seat. Also, another thing annoying about planes, specifically Qantas, is that the pocket on the seat in front of you have wiring that run right across my knees. Sometimes my knees are nearly bleeding from it.

If you don't mind me asking, have you played against many players I would know?

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

Funny you mention Adam Sandler. I was talking with a buddy of mine the other about how far he has fallen from grace. I enjoyed his movies from the 90s when I was growing up (Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore I still enjoy from time to time), but now he's movie arsenic. Punch-Drunk Love and Funny People are the few exceptions.

It's tragic to not have a good place to go see a movie. It's a massive undertaking getting out to the art house here and it costs an arm and a leg, but sometimes I've just gotta give something my full attention and since we don't have a TV, there's not much hope for that on my little laptop screen. There are plenty of films I'd have liked to see but have decided to put off until I can rent them back in the States and watch them on a bigger screen.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

We appreciate him, but legend is maybe a bit too much. Aussies legends are usually afl players. Actually, the afl is recruiting American college basketball players to play over here. A few have already been drafted.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

Neither Randy. It's a unique sport only played professionally by Australians. It's played in America and worldwide, but it's more of a community sport. No other sport comes even close to the popularity of AFL. It's too hard to explain to you. But it's a sport where you need tall and short to play. In my opinion, it's one of the most physically and mentally demanding sports in the world. AFL athletes have amazing fitness. Everyone that sees it for the first time without growing up with it, thinks it looks ridiculous, and have no idea what's going on. But it really is a fun sport if you know what it's about.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

I order movies off of Amazon and have them shipped to my parent's house back in the States. We come visit once or twice a year and then I rip them onto a portable hard drive and bring them back to watch on the laptop.

I do my fair share of pirating as well, unfortunately, but I try to buy as many as I can. The problem is that there's no way to buy legal copies of anything here - even the ones you pay $30 for in the stores are ripped copies.

It's possible to rent movies off iTunes, but it can be problematic for our credit/debit cards to do that too often overseas. All in all, it's a huge pain, but sitting inside and watching a good movie is therapy when you're in a place like Moscow sometimes.

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coreyhiscocks on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

I haven't seen Argo, but I think Gone Baby Gone is a modern masterpiece and The Town is really well-made fun. Gone Baby Gone looks like it's the work of a great director on his third or fourth film. I was hesitant because I didn't think he was a great actor as well, but I'm completely turned around about the guy. He's been through a lot of bad work and to stick it out and make it as a director... it's just refreshing to see someone work hard and be successful, I suppose.

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shane24 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

See if you can see some of the fights from the 70's and 80's. If was a bit rougher back then, not as professional.

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shane24 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

Watching clips of Nic Naitanui and Lance Franklin would give you an idea of what the bigger guys do.

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Kate668 on 3/19/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Randy, I saw you added Premium Rush, did you enjoy it? It's on my rental list :)

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Kate668 on 3/19/2013 Reply  · 

Looking forward to seeing it, thanks! :)

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shane24 on 3/21/2013 Reply  · 

No, I didn't read the novel. So it's hard for me to get angry that he changed the ending. I think it makes sense, for a big blockbuster, for him to alter the ending. Although, I like weird in movies, as long as it's done well. If Snyder kept the, was it a giant squid? I don't remember, but if he kept it, and was able to bring it to the screen effectively, I would totally be on board.

I left the cinema unsatisfied in 2009. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't what I expected. The second time I watched it, totally different story. Now that I knew what was coming, it was easier for me to just soak it in.

I'm not 100% happy with the movie. I'm not a big fan of Patrick Wilson, Malin Akermann, or their characters. I like the actions scenes involving them, but Night Owl is too whiny for me, and Akermann just didn't keep me interested when she was on screen. They really stand out to me when you have interesting, flawed characters like The Comedian, Rorschach and Mr Manhatten. Another thing I really didn't appreciate was the soundtrack. I don't know about you, but I don't need to hear My Chemical Romance in a movie like Watchmen.

Despite the above things, I love the movie. Many people really didn't like Matthew Goode in Watchmen..... I don't understand this. I thought he was awesome. However, my favourite has to be Jackie Earl Haley as Rorschach. I loved it when he was in jail and he said something like 'I'm not in here with you, YOUR IN HERE WITH ME!!!' What an awesome line! Put a smile on my face instantly. He's kind of like Batman really, isn't he, except he hasn't got any morals. Well, that's not completely true, considering the ending. :)

I'm glad you liked it more on re-watch. I will split up my comments because I don't want to lose all of the above. It would destroy me. :)

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shane24 on 3/21/2013 Reply  · 

I'm a fan of Synder. I completely understand why people don't like him, but his style fits what i like in action movies. I take pride in not being a film snob. Look at my list, it features a variety of movies. Some considered classics, some considered crap. Synder makes many of these movies that I like, that critics loathe.

I need to re-watch 300. It's been a long time since I've seen it. I'll always love it though, I'll never hate it. I actually like Synder's Dawn of the Dead better than the original. I'm very open to older films, but I found it hard to get past the blue faces in the original, still like it though.

I even like Guardians of Ga'Hoole! Whenever I hear critics talk about it, they always talk sarcastically about it, saying stuff like 'oh we should watch that bird war movie'. They already made their mind up before even watching it! I may have an idea how much I like a movie before I start, but I never let it affect how I'm enjoying it. For a kids movie, or any movie actually imo, the action is awesome. I also love the special effects, which shine on Blu Ray.

The only movie I was disappointed with was Sucker Punch. I enjoyed the battles, but I wished the storyline was better. I found everything a bit tame for the style of movie. He always cut away from deaths to keep the rating at an M (PG-13 for you I think). I really enjoyed the first scene it the girls house, but I was continually let down after this.

I'm not a big fan of Superman. I find that he's too strong. I'm really hoping that Snyder can have stakes in his films, a legitimate threat that challenges Superman without having to always relying on kryptonite, kind of like Superman 2, my favourite Christopher Reeve Superman movie. It looks promising with Michael Shannon starring.

Overall, Snyder is one of my favourite directors along with Scorcese, Lumet, Tarantino, Rodriguez, Spielberg, and Nolan. I really wouldn't put him in the same league when considering skill, but what he does bring to the table really works for me.

Hope that wasn't too much. :) I won't blab so much all the time hahaha.

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shane24 on 3/21/2013 Reply  · 

I understand what you mean about the squid. I personally like the ending of the movie, but a different director with more skill possibly could of handled the squid. I'm not 100% on that, you've read it, you would know better. Could it potentially be something to grow on someone on re-watch if the squid was in the movie? I don't know. All I know is I'm happy with the ending how it is.

Speaking of a different director, you could be right that someone else calling the shots could of delivered a better movie, do you have any suggestions?

I know that they aren't supposed to be likable characters. However, I just found Night Owl and Silk Spectre 2 were not very interesting.

Haven't you seen Sucker Punch or Guardians of Ga'Hoole?

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shane24 on 3/22/2013 Reply  · 

I know you aren't negative on Snyder, I've seen where you ranked them. Even if you were, it still wouldn't bother me, I'm not the kind of person who think their opinion is the only true answer. Every point you made is valid. I'll trust your thoughts on the squid. I really do think I could of got used to it, though. However, i could be wrong. I hope you didn't think I was mad, because it would take a lot for you to do that. Any opinion you have, I'm open to hear it. :)

I love unexpected stuff in movies. I'm just talking in general now, not about the squid. Even with great dramas and crime films, you can predict how the story will unfold. In a good, weird movie, you can't predict anything.

I like every genre Randy, so The Man With the Iron Fists is definitely a movie I will try, thanks. Have you ever seen Kung Fu Hustle? I personally love it. It's the only movie I like to watch dubbed, because it adds to the comedy in the movie. Well, for me anyway.

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shane24 on 3/22/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, my brother-in-law hated The Man with the Iron Fists. We usually have the same taste in movies, but I don't think he's quite as open as me to watching movies like this. I plan on watching The Master and Lawn Dogs (because Kate668 has it so high on her list) first. Just finished Premium Rush, pretty good for what it is. Glad it wasn't too long, a movie like that doesn't need to be dragged out.

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shane24 on 3/22/2013 Reply  · 

It's got comedy Randy, but it's serious at times also. It's got some awesome fights!

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shane24 on 3/22/2013 Reply  · 

A part I really laugh at is when he's picking the weakest person to fight. I'll leave it at that. Talking about it makes me want to watch it again! It's a good example of a weird movie that I like. The fights are really awesome!!

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shane24 on 3/22/2013 Reply  · 

To be honest, the one-liner didn't sink in because I only had a few minutes until the first AFL game of the year was on. What was it again?

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shane24 on 3/22/2013 Reply  · 

Any genres you don't like?

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shane24 on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Yes I've heard of Empire of the Sun. Not bad, but their songs were killed in Australia. I'm more of a rock guy personally. For Aussie bands, I like early Birds of Tokyo, Karnivool, The Dead Circus, Cog, Powderfinger Gyroscope, and Art vs. Science (more techno really). I also love an old song I recently found from The Saints called 'I'm Stranded'. There's also this band called Parkway Drive that so many people like, but I don't get into that type of music. I want to understand what people are saying, no 'BWAAAAAHHHHHHH'.

Have you heard of Pnau and The Sleepy Jackson? You may like them if you like Empire of the Sun. It's the two members original bands.

That's right, I remember that line now. That was awesome! I really like when Shannon is chasing JGL and just randomly say 'I'm chasing a bicycle hahaha'

If your traveling a lot lately, maybe you would listen to some movie podcasts? I have some if you want to know.

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shane24 on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, what other type of music have you been listening to?

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shane24 on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Depends what type of movie podcast you'd like

You have filmspotting and the /filmcast, which are more your proper critics. I enjoy /film, but the host, David Chen, is such a film snob! The other two are great though.

I enjoy Film Sack, How Did This Get Made?, and Yeah, it's That Bad for a laugh. They usually pick a bad movie to watch and, then make fun of it, or defend it.

But my favourite is Film Junk by quite a margin. It's just a bunch of Canadian friends who get together each week to talk about movies. Really a great show, but the length may bother you. It ranges between 2 to 3 hours usually. But I find it really funny and very informative on movies that I've never heard of before.

If you like interviews of comedians or actors, you may like The Nerdist or WTF podcasts.

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shane24 on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Ask away buddy, it doesn't bother me at all.

Do you know what the funny thing is about the three finalists? None of the them were born in Australia. Gibson was born in America, Kidman was born in Hawaii and Crowe is a Kiwi!

It would of been Gibson before he revealed how crazy he was. You see, Aussies love to claim people. We claim bands like Crowded House, Split Enz and The Bee Gees because they make a name for themselves in Australia. Same goes for Gibson. Although I would consider Gibson more Australian than the others I mentioned.

Same goes for Crowe. We claimed him when he won the Oscar, but when he started hitting people with phones, he's a bloody kiwi! As we would say.

Definitely not Nicole Kidman. Maybe a few years ago when they called her 'Our Nic'. But now she's considered uptight and cold. Many Aussies don't like it when Aussies get too big. They call it the tall poppy syndrome. We build them up, then tear them down. If an Aussie starts acting like a big star, then we start saying 'they've changed' and everything turns on them. Even the tabloids and newspapers!

There's many you wouldn't know like Jimmy Barnes of Cold Chisel, Lisa McCune, Paul Kelly, Rolf Harris, Barry Humpries, Michael Caton and John Farnham. So I'll stick to the more well known.

The Aussies that come to mind first are Hugh Jackman, Kylie Minogue (tall poppy syndrome hit her too, but she recovered) Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Olivia Newton-John, Paul Hogan, INXS and AC/DC.

Hmmmm.... It's harder. I'll go what shouts Aussie when i look at it. It's Kylie, Hugh Jackman, Paul Hogan and AC/DC and Cate Blanchett. Some old, some new. If I had to give my answer right now, i'd say Hugh Jackman. He's humble, down to earth and can have a laugh. Exactly what Aussies like. Cate Blanchett wouldn't be far behind.

If it's for the past, it would be Paul Hogan and AC/DC. Also, Hogan may be known for Crocodile Dundee everywhere, but he was huge in Australia for his show, The Paul Hogan Show. Not bad for a guy that used to paint the Sydney Harbour Bridge. AC/DC aren't even Aussie! But the music had such an impact in Australia that I have to overlook that.




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shane24 on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, I totally get why you don't like westerns. If you live in one, why would you watch to watch it on tv.

You said your traveling a lot lately. Are you seeing any new sights, or just the usual area?

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shane24 on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

I have to correct myself. It's not The Dead Circus, it's Dead Letter Circus. Sorry, I wasn't thinking.

You may also want to check out The Presets Cut Copy and Infusion. May be up your alley.

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shane24 on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

I really love watching The Ricky Gervais Show and An Idiot Abroad. Pretty much anything with those three in it. Karl Pilkington is such a weird little man! :)

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shane24 on 3/25/2013 Reply  · 

Will the IMAX be proper IMAX? Or the smaller screen IMAX?

I'm still kicking myself for not watching The Dark Knight in IMAX at Sydney. The IMAX screen at Sydney is the biggest in the world! It's eight stories high! Aargh! I'm just imagining that music and the joker. How good would it of been!

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shane24 on 3/25/2013 Reply  · 

Nah, I missed that show. I'll try to get to it eventually. :)

What's your opinion on The Avengers?

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Kate668 on 3/25/2013 Reply  · 

I liked it, but you're right: it is a very heavy, character driven film. I couldn't sleep after I watched it! It felt rather dream-like, which I imagine is the intention of Paul Thomas Anderson.
I feel like I need to watch it again to soak everything in and fully understand it, but I can't watch it again for a while.
The performances are superb, especially Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. One scene had me holding my breath, I didn't even realise I was doing it. It's weird but compelling and I'm still thinking about it.
Definitely make sure you're in the right mood before watching it, I hope you enjoy it :)

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Kate668 on 3/25/2013 Reply  · 

I've also got Amour and Rust & Bone lined up.....they seem heavy too, have you seen them? Think I might have to watch something a bit trashy or light-hearted after that, haha.

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Kate668 on 3/25/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah I know just what you mean! If you have any recommendations for silly no-brainer stuff, send them my way :)

I'm going to work my way through most of the Oscar nominations eventually, so many great looking movies! I will see Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Silver Linings and Lincoln at some point too.

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Kate668 on 3/25/2013 Reply  · 

And Life of Pi! It's a shame I missed it at the cinema, I saw the trailer there and it looked awesome.

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Kate668 on 3/26/2013 Reply  · 

I can't wait to see Seven Psychopaths again :) You can't get In Bruges or Senna? They're worth waiting for, hope you get to see them soon.

Sure, I'll send some recommendations your way when I think of some more. :)

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Kate668 on 4/2/2013 Reply  · 

Did you like Magnolia? It's been a while since I've seen it and I want to rewatch it soon, but from memory I think it's better than The Master.

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Kate668 on 4/2/2013 Reply  · 

I haven't seen There Will Be Blood yet, so can't compare it to Magnolia and The Master.....both of those films made me reflective though. I loved the use of music in Magnolia too. Glad you enjoyed it so much! :)

Lol, yeah I watched Stolen........ohh it's bad. One scene, there's a guy being held up by Nic Cage, pointing a gun at him, the guy's got a paper bag that he said has his lunch in it. The pair struggle and the guy falls to the ground. Cage stands over him and says 'don't move or I'll blow your lunch all over the floor'.... I almost laughed, almost.

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shane24 on 4/3/2013 Reply  · 

Just going back to your question about legends of Australia. All the people I mentioned are (except for Jimmy Barnes and AC/DC) are behind about 40 sport legends. We love our sport. :)

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Kate668 on 4/3/2013 Reply  · 

Just watched that clip, I quoted it as 'floor' not 'carpet', carpet is actually funnier :D
I like unintentional humour in bad movies most of the time, but Stolen just didn't do it for me. I couldn't work out if it was intended to be completely serious or not, but it seemed to be.

Amour was heartbreaking, with incredible performances, especially Emmanuelle Riva. It felt very, very real and was hard to watch in places, but was very compelling. I'm glad I saw it, but won't ever watch it again. :)

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shane24 on 4/3/2013 Reply  · 

By 'it', I assume you mean AFL? I can understand why you didn't know what was going on, but I can assure you, it's a really entertaining. What was most confusing?

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shane24 on 4/4/2013 Reply  · 

You aim for the middle posts to get six points, if you miss and it goes either side, or you hit the posts, it's one point, and the opposition kick in from the goal square. If you miss everything and kick it out of bounds, it's a free kick to the opposition. Teams also tend to rush a point if it looks like the football will be turned over near goal, as they will keep possession, and avoid a goal being kicked against them

Aussies don't call them catches, we call them marks. A mark comes from a clean grab from a kick. The umpire then whistles if the mark is successful and the player stands where the marks was taken. The players then get to go back for about 10 seconds and find another option. If he doesn't it's called play on and the opposition can tackle again. However, you don't have to kick the ball, you can also handball, which involves punching the ball from one hand with a fist, but play doesn't stop. That's where the elite runners come in handy. A quick player can break through lines of defense and get the ball to the forwards for a chance of a goal. But when a player is running with the ball he must bounce the ball every 15 metres, a real skill to learn when considering the shape of the ball. When the a player is running with the ball, the opposition's aim is to tackle or bump him. If you're tackled with the ball, it's a free kick to the other team, unless you had no prior opportunity to pass the footy.

It really depends on the coaches how the ball is advanced. It may look like it's just random where the ball goes and where the players are positioned, but the tactics involved are extremely well thought out.

Hope you can make sense of some of that. I know it would be hard for an American that hasn't grown up with the sport. I think you would get some good vids if you wrote in YouTube afl's best goals, marks, and bumps of all time. AFL was vicious in the 80's. :)

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shane24 on 4/4/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, with goal kicking, the player has to always change how they position the ball. If they're kicking from the boundary, look how they hold the ball, they call that kick 'the banana'. You should also check out some of the longest goals of all time. It's really amazing how far they kick the ball sometimes.

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shane24 on 4/4/2013 Reply  · 

Check out Daniel Motlop shows fox sports some of his genius on YouTube. It's crazy what he can do!

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shane24 on 4/4/2013 Reply  · 

Goon was fine, I didn't blow me away, but it's an easy watch. I didn't find that the humour was 100% successful, but it didn't matter because the fights were the highlight for me. 7/10 I'd score the movie.

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Kate668 on 4/4/2013 Reply  · 

I'm not sure I've heard of Troll 2, but then I'm not really into horror movies......it does look interesting though, and now I am intrigued, haha.

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shane24 on 4/5/2013 Reply  · 

You'd definitely love it if you were more exposed, it's extremely physical. However, the physicality leads to many horrific injuries like broken legs and ankles.

Speaking of broken legs, have you seen the vid of Kevin Ware breaking his leg? I couldn't watch all of it.

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shane24 on 4/5/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, I have seen Shame, but I watched it on tv, so I think they cut out a few parts. Personally, I didn't find it disturbing enough to turn it off. I don't think it would bother you. Some things that are hinted at you might not like too much.

13 DVDs! You're going to be busy. :) What's the weather like where you are? It's started to rain here.

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Kate668 on 4/5/2013 Reply  · 

I did watch that clip, also saw the 'What are you doing to my son' clip too, LOL :D I may have to watch this movie.

I do like some B-movie style films. Have you seen Critters? I found that pretty funny, although haven't seen it for years. The Gate is another terrible 80s supernatural horror but I love it.

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shane24 on 4/6/2013 Reply  · 

Blue Valentine great isn't it. I found it awesome that it was improvised. Have you heard how the director told Gosling and Williams different instructions without them knowing? He told Williams to break out of the room and leave the argument, and for Gosling, he said to get her attention by any means.

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Kate668 on 4/6/2013 Reply  · 

Hope you enjoy The Gate :) I watched the trailer and burst out laughing at the 'yoooouve beeeen baaaaaad' bit, I'd totally forgotten about that.

I see you ranked Blue Valentine pretty high, it's such a powerful movie, isn't it.

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Kate668 on 4/7/2013 Reply  · 

Totally agree with you on Gosling, I watched a lot of his previous work after seeing him in Blue Valentine and Drive. Half Nelson is a good one, and also Lars and the Real Girl if you haven't seen those movies.

Blue Valentine kind of punches you in the stomach, doesn't it......that's what it felt like to me. But I loved the raw, real feeling of it. Gosling and Williams were stunning.


(glad you found that bit of the Gate trailer funny too, haha)

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shane24 on 4/8/2013 Reply  · 

Man, your always on the move. It must be a drag sometimes, but I it must have benefits. Glad to hear you got exit seats! That little bit more room makes it more tolerable. How long were you on both planes?

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shane24 on 4/9/2013 Reply  · 

Ferrell is quite up and down, for me. I enjoyed movies like Anchorman, Step Brothers and Strange Fiction, but I find when he makes a cameo, he's consistently funny. I'd say I don't like 1/2 of his movies.

Casa De Mi Padre sits right in the middle. I enjoyed parts, but I think some of the jokes went over my head because I've never seen any Mexican b movies.

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Kate668 on 4/9/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Randy! Yeah I did pretty well with my movie choices over the weekend! Dredd was my favourite, but District 9 and The Raid weren't far behind.
I didn't expect District 9 to be so humorous, it was a really surprising movie, just brilliant.

Those fights in The Raid.......WOW. And the most inventive use for a fridge I've ever seen :D

What did you think of Shame? I just looked at where I ranked it and it's probably a bit too low, I'd give it 8 out of 10.

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shane24 on 4/10/2013 Reply  · 

I'm not trying to be a jerk, so hopefully this question doesn't seem like that. Does having ADHD have an impact on you when you are watching movies?

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Kate668 on 4/10/2013 Reply  · 

I agree with you on the visualisation thing, Shame has a style to it that sort of overrides the story aspect, and I found Fassbender so magnetic that even when it was difficult to watch, I still couldn't tear my eyes away from the screen.

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shane24 on 4/11/2013 Reply  · 

I can't relate to your situation, so I'm not even going to try because it would look silly. But it's good to see you've adapted to your situation to make it work for you the best that's possible. :)

Do you ever walk into a shop and they've got advertising hanging down in front of your face? I was in a shop a couple of months ago, and I couldn't stand up straight anywhere with paper or streamers in my face! Being tall is something we do have in common. :)

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Kate668 on 4/11/2013 Reply  · 

I really enjoyed The Departed! Mark Wahlberg was possibly the angriest detective I have ever seen, haha. The scene where Sullivan's in the office, and you see Dignam walk past the window and give him the finger, that made me laugh!

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shane24 on 4/12/2013 Reply  · 

Personally, more excited. Maybe then they can introduce genuine threats to superman, instead of some weakling waving a rock around in front of him. That's always my problem with superman, he's too fuckin' powerful! Raise the stakes I say, make it epic! I've had enough of Lex Luthor! He needs to be knocked down by an enemy, then show the strength to overcome. That's how to get the audience invested in the character. It's bloody boring when you know the fight is so one-sided.

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Kate668 on 4/13/2013 Reply  · 

I watched Premium Rush and Taken 2, I liked Premium Rush the best. And JGL's line at the end was funny, I also laughed when Shannon was ranting in the ambulance :D

Did you see the post-credits clip where JGL shows off the actual injury he got from filming? That's why he had a bandage on his forearm during the last chase sequence :O

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shane24 on 4/17/2013 Reply  · 

You've been on a role with good movies since My Darling Companion. :) I've never heard of this movie! That's rare for me. What was so bad about it?

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Kate668 on 4/17/2013 Reply  · 

You saw Seven Psychopaths! What did you think?

Did you like The Descendants? I liked it but it upset me a bit, I thought it was a good movie though.

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shane24 on 4/19/2013 Reply  · 

I live four hours from a cinema, so I have to choose a good time to go up there. So it's rare that an IMAX movie is going. It's never the proper IMAX, it's the watered down type that they pass off as IMAX now. I've only watched Tron: Legacy and The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX. I'm still kicking myself for not watching The Dark Knight at the IMAX cinema in Sydney! It's the biggest in the world, the width is 36m and the height is 29.5m.

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shane24 on 4/19/2013 Reply  · 

You might like bad lip reading gotye 'kicked the monkey' :)

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Kate668 on 4/19/2013 Reply  · 

Haha yeah, that whole graveyard shootout made me laugh so hard! Also the 'no shootouts?!' bit in the car, I love that.

I agree with you about Clooney, as good as the film is, he really didn't deserve the Oscar nod in my opinion, there wasn't enough there to warrant it.

Scarface was really enjoyable, I'd been meaning to watch it for some time. Great character. I had my hands over my face at the chainsaw scene! :O

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shane24 on 4/19/2013 Reply  · 

Well, to give you an image, the screen at Darling Harbour in Sydney is eight stories. Really kicking myself about not seeing The Dark Knight! I'm going up next week, so I'll be adding quite a few new movies.

I live in Australia Randy, I don't get to see the movies in award season on time anyway. It's really bad in Australia, sometimes it takes as long as three months to get the movie that's already in the cinema in America. I've been waiting for the new Evil Dead, it's only going to make three cinemas in the whole bloody country! That was after protest! I'll be on holiday in Darwin at the time, so I won't get to see it. It's like The Cabin in the Woods all over again!

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shane24 on 4/20/2013 Reply  · 

Hahah, yep you can always say that to make yourself feel better. :)

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shane24 on 4/20/2013 Reply  · 

But really, it's pretty great really. We don't have to deal with any stuff like what's happening in Boston....... Yet.

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Kate668 on 4/20/2013 Reply  · 

I'm not aware of any type of worship of the movie here in the UK. So..... people revere the whole drug empire thing? That's a bit messed up, I can understand your feelings about that!

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shane24 on 4/22/2013 Reply  · 

Do you get people who think that you're going to beat them up just because your taller than them? I get that all the time! Even this guy nicknamed Meathead (the nickname really suited him) didn't want anything to do with me because I was taller. I guess it does have it's good points, you're not an easy target to people who bully.

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shane24 on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

I'm not aggressive at all! I've never even punched anyone...... only in the arm jokingly. Maybe because I'm quiet they think I'm angry? I don't know. Well, it's their lose, I'm a good friend to people. If you're nice to me, I'll go out of my way for that friend.

An example, I was kicking the footy with some people. Two of the people I didn't know in the group wanted my basketball that was laying on the grass to have some shots. Instead of asking me, they snuck up to try and take it. When I looked at them, they ran away! :)

Other tall guys always want to wrestle as well. I'm just standing there, at night, and a guy i sort of know starts grabbing me! He's joking around, but I don't want to with other people around. I throw him on the grass and tell him not to, but he keeps coming back. I think I threw him on the grass four times when a guy and girl i know sitting there said. "If you want to wrestle, go over there!" Despite my loud protests for the last three minutes for him to stop, they put both of us in the same category.

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Kate668 on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

I'm a fan of both :)
I didn't expect too much from Thor, and ended up really loving it, the Shakespearean vibe, the effects, different worlds, Idris Elba as the gatekeeper(he's in a detective show called Luther here, don't know if you've ever seen it but its great), Tom Hiddleston as Loki and of course Hemsworth, who was made to play Thor, he's just awesome in that role. I'm looking forward to seeing him in the F1 biopic, RUSH this year. He has a lot of charisma, I like watching him.
I just saw the trailer for Thor 2, looks great!

What did you think of Skyfall?

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shane24 on 4/24/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks Randy, that's very nice. What you see is what you get with me. However I seem on flickchart to you, I'm the same in person. Is it common for people to have alter egos on the Internet that is nothing like themsleves?

Kicking the footy is when friends want to kick the AFL football to each other. Two packs of people, each end of the park, kick the ball to one another. If you want the ball you'll probably have to your strength to beat the other people. Just a fun thing to do amongst friends. Like how Americans throw the gridiron ball (that's what I call it anyway) to one another.

Of course kicking is involved with AFL Randy. The field is 150m long, it helps to able to kick a long way over the pressure from the other team. I think you should at least watch a quarter of a game. The last quarter of the Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks 2012 grand final is on YouTube if you wish to see. :) It would be a good way to see how big it is here also. You don't have to.

Have some shots sounds like we're going out for drinks! :D

Did you know that Burger King is called Hungry Jacks in Australia?

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shane24 on 4/24/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, when it comes to kicking, you have to be highly skilled at pinpointing a teammate from 50m away, otherwise you simply won't make it. There's 18 players from each team out there, all trying to get the ball back. So if you can get the ball to a teammate without the other team spoiling the mark, it makes it much easier to move the ball forward for a chance at goal.

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shane24 on 4/24/2013 Reply  · 

Seeing how your interested what other countries say, here's some Aussie slang for you Randy. Now, I'm not going to give the answer, I want you to guess what they mean. :)

Barbie
Compo
Bluey
Buckley's chance
As mean as cat's piss
Chuck a sickie
Trackies
Tinny
Figjam
Crack a fat (no, it's not violent)
Franger

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Kate668 on 4/24/2013 Reply  · 

You won, Randy :)
Here, crisps are the thin, fried crunchy potato discs that you get in bags, salted or flavoured.
Chips are long fried pieces of potato(if you go to McDonalds or Burger King they're called fries though and the term is also used more widely now).
If you get fish and chips here, the chips are quite chunky, not long and thin like french fries. Yum, I want some now, haha.

I think Idris Elba would be so good as an action hero in the movies! I'm not sure I see him as Bond, but I'd love him to get a role where he kicks ass. I really need to watch The Wire, haven't caught up with that show yet.
Have you seen Luther? It's such a good show, check it out if you can.

Yeah, Skyfall was so well done wasn't it, it was filmed beautifully by Sam Mendes.

Oh, and I liked your Bond segway, haha :)

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shane24 on 4/25/2013 Reply  · 

You've got me entirely wrong Randy. I was genuinely asking if it's known for people to alter who they are on the Internet. Other than flickchart, I don't spend much time talking to anyone I don't know personally. Sorry for the confusion. :)

The new pic is inspired by me talking to you and Kate about Burger King being Hungry Jack's in Australia. She read my comment to you on your page, she'd never heard of it either. I threw in Nicolas Cage because it's relevant because we both were laughing over this vid. Check out the animated vid 'Nicolas Cage wants cake' on YouTube if you wish. :)

Barbie- You're right, but you better be joking about us saying put another shrimp on the barbie......... No one says that! :)

Compo- Worker's compensation pay

Bluey- Many answers. It's a nickname for a redhead, blue cattle dog, bluebottle jellyfish or a type of bonds singlet that Aussie's wear in the summertime or at work.

Buckley's chance- Like if someone wants you to do something that you don't want to you'd say "You've got buckley's chance" But we usually shorten to just saying Buckley's, because we Aussies love shortening everything. :)

As mean as cat piss- You're right.

Chuck a sickie- Have a day off work when you're completely fine.

Trackies- sweatpants, you're right.

Tinny- A can of beer or a small aluminum boat. You were pretty close.

Figjam- Very good guess! It's when someone has a high opinion of themselves, they'd be called fig jam, which is short for fuck I'm good just ask me. :D

Crack a fat- hahaha! No, you really shouldn't say that! It means to have a boner! :D

Franger- Oh man! You're killing me! :D That answer made my day! I really hope you don't have a franger on your knee....... Because it's a condom. :D

That was great! I did the same with Gaveecho, that was funny as well. I've got more up my sleeve if you ever want to guess some more. :D

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shane24 on 4/25/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, about the ads. I assume for Hungry Jack's? Yeah, all the time, but we don't have a mascot that's a king, actually we don't have a mascot at all. Did you mean we get royale with cheese? We don't call them that.

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shane24 on 4/25/2013 Reply  · 

I have told Kate, and I'll tell you. Without knowing you, you seem like a great person. :)

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Kate668 on 4/25/2013 Reply  · 

Randy, you should definitely watch Breaking Bad, I can't recommend it highly enough. The best show on TV within the last few years for sure.
But if you do watch, I warn you that you will probably end up doing what I did, and end up watching three episodes at once when you only meant to watch one!(I was SO tired at work the next day, lol) It's awesome, truly brilliant.

And there's going to be some closure pretty soon, they're ending it at Season 5, the second half of which is starting up again in the summer. I'll be so sad when it ends, but am glad they're not dragging it out past its best, which happens to a lot of shows.

You might like Sherlock, each series has three episodes, lasting 90 minutes each like a movie. I love that show, they're filming season 3 right now around London and I think episode one is already in the can. The Reichenbach Fall, the last episode of series 2, is in my top 20 on here.

I love Dexter, that's ending this year too! Check out Season One if you haven't seen it.

I like a lot of comedy shows, old and new. At the moment I watch The Big Bang Theory the most on tv. I love South Park, but haven't caught up with the most recent seasons. I just got Shane into watching The Mighty Boosh, a surreal comedy sitcom that aired on the BBC, and is on Youtube.

What kind of comedy do you like, anything specific? I'll have a think about recommendations :)

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shane24 on 4/27/2013 Reply  · 

That's very funny Randy, if I think of an Aussie way to call cooking bacon......I'll tell you. :)

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Kate668 on 4/27/2013 Reply  · 

Ah yes I like those three you mentioned too! SBC and RG do divide opinion, but I find them very funny and very clever. Do you like the Ricky Gervais Show? I could listen to Gervais, Merchant and Pilkington talking for ages, they're so amusing.
Extras is great. The episode with Warwick Davis was so funny!

Did you like The Larry Sanders Show? I used to love watching that :D I wish they'd repeat Seinfeld on TV again, it used to be on late night. I remember the soup nazi, and Kramer bursting into the apartment and saying "I'M OUT" - funniest thing ever! :D

I have to confess I do laugh at Family Guy, and American Dad, BBC3 has a double bill of both on most nights very late and I always end up watching them.

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Kate668 on 4/27/2013 Reply  · 

Have you heard of Peep Show? (it's not what you would think, haha) That's an English comedy sitcom that I love, and it's kept consistently funny across all eight series. You might like it :)

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Kate668 on 4/27/2013 Reply  · 

The two central comedians have also done sketch shows. 'That Mitchell and Webb Look' is good, I don't know how well it translates to other countries though :)

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shane24 on 4/27/2013 Reply  · 

Very happy you liked Life of Pi! It's truly an amazing movie. I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone, but it's a 10/10 movie for me. I watched it in 3d. 3d that was actually worth it for once!

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shane24 on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

Yep, I went to the theatres (that's how we spell it). My highlight was Iron Man 3... But I won't recommend that because I know it's not your thing. I ranked Oblivion 78% and Olympus Has Fallen 75%. They were good, but nothing brilliant.

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shane24 on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

Interesting......... I really don't think I should say much. Something happens that I don't think I should spoil.

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Kate668 on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

I liked Silver Linings, but not as much as I thought I would. You might like it a bit more than me. It's a decent, slightly different romcom. I really liked Robert DeNiro and Jacki Weaver in it.

You're working your way through the Oscar winners, I see :) How was Life of Pi and Argo? Which one did you prefer? Really want to see those soon.

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shane24 on 4/29/2013 Reply  · 

Seeing that you liked The Town, I'd like to recommend Heat for you.

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j10f20mh on 4/30/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks, love your list too. Gladiator is next in my "to watch" list.

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shane24 on 4/30/2013 Reply  · 

Argo was a bit above average for me Randy. However, it still didn't meet expectations. It's also nowhere near Life of Pi in my opinion.

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shane24 on 4/30/2013 Reply  · 

You may enjoy Nicolas Cage wants cake on YouTube from HarryPartridge. It's an animated vid that uses audio from his movie Family Man.

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Kate668 on 4/30/2013 Reply  · 

Seven was awesome, despite the fact that I knew what was in the box before the film started(got spoiled ages ago) :) I really enjoyed it. Sloth scared the hell out of me!

I loved Les Mis, I'm a fan of the stage show, saw it in London a long time ago. Anne Hathaway is stunning in it, loved Hugh Jackman too.

Really looking forward to seeing Life Of Pi, I don't think I've heard anything bad about it!

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Kate668 on 5/1/2013 Reply  · 

Haha Randy that made me laugh that you said that at work! That's cool, we should all use each other's slang :D

I never think about how these words sound to those unfamiliar with them! If there's any more you want to know about, feel free to ask.

Oh yeah, about Seven...the room full of air fresheners definitely set that up really well, so creepy!

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shane24 on 5/1/2013 Reply  · 

I used to watch all the trailers, but I have decided against doing that now. They simply show too much, they don't care what they spoil, as long as they get butts in seats. I might watch one if I'm unsure if I want to see it, like The Wolverine. Or see what the tone of the movie is like. I do read the rumours and news. I like to keep up-to-date with all things movies. It sometimes had clues hidden in the info, such as who's writing, how long they have to shoot or who's acting in the movie. I usually go to imdb, collider, ign or rottentomatoes. How much do you look up movies?

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shane24 on 5/2/2013 Reply  · 

Do you know about the new Empire of the Sun song? Just a heads up.

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shane24 on 5/3/2013 Reply  · 

Not yet, but I'm sure it will be. They did win album of the year in Australia after all.

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shane24 on 5/17/2013 Reply  · 

How's it going Randy? :)

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shane24 on 5/18/2013 Reply  · 

Great to hear from you Randy. :) I like a good villain, and Benedict Cumberbatch delivers! His voice just suits being a bad guy, I can't even impersonate him! :D

The Place Beyond the Pines was great, but the third story wasn't as good as the others for me. I know you don't like spoilers, so i'll say the least possible. :) I had a hard time even keeping my eyes open in the third story. I did appreciate the themes and their concepts for the story, but it was too slow for a already very long movie. love the first two parts though! Cooper and Gosling are great!

Spring Breakers may go down my list a bit yet. James Franco is easily the saving grace of the movie. Very full-on movie!

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shane24 on 5/18/2013 Reply  · 

Ha! You watched Killing Them Softly. What did you think? Ben Mendelsohn is in The Place Beyond the Pines as well.

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shane24 on 5/19/2013 Reply  · 

I think we liked it about the same. :) I'd give it an 8.5/10. What would you score it?

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shane24 on 5/19/2013 Reply  · 

The German at worked asked me if I had seen Life of Pee? I answered What! He said you know, Life of Pee. Then it dawned on me he was saying Life of Pi. :D We had a good laugh about that.

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shane24 on 5/19/2013 Reply  · 

We're both in agreement that Life of Pi would be much better. Although, some people with fetishes would love Life of Pee. Yuck. :)

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Kate668 on 5/20/2013 Reply  · 

How was Les Mis for you, Randy? Did you find it tough to get through with all the singing?

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shane24 on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

What did you think of the singing in Les Miserables? Anne Hathaway made Kate cry, how was she for you?

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Kate668 on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

I figured it might have been a bit much for you. :) There's not even as much singing in the stage musical, they talk more in that, well as far as I remember they did, haha.

I noticed that you can't see friends' rankings on film pages any more too! It seems to be another glitch I think, like the comments when they messed up. Hopefully it won't take as long to put it right this time.

Rankings still show up on recently watched though. Speaking of which, you loved Django! I can't wait to see it. My friend at work is going to lend it to me soon :D

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shane24 on 5/31/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I really liked it Randy. But I don't think it's a movie for you. I think it's a bit too disturbing for your taste in movies.

I'm on holidays, Randy. :) Eight days of exploring the Nothern Terrtiory. It's much nicer weather here compared to back home. :)

Looks like you loved Django! :)

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shane24 on 5/31/2013 Reply  · 

Do you have a preference to who wins the NBA title, Randy?

Have you seen Mamadou N'diaye in high school on YouTube? Just slightly unfair. :)

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Kate668 on 5/31/2013 Reply  · 

Cool, I can't wait to see it, hopefully I'll get the DVD to watch next week :)

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shane24 on 6/1/2013 Reply  · 

No worries, Randy! Anytime. :)

I just came down from Kelly's Knob and now are at five river lookout. :) If your parents come to Kununurra, they should see it when the sun is rising or setting. Pics on google of the lookout at sunrise. :) It's all on fire right now! :)

I agree with you about Miami. Plus I think Lebron needs a reality check. Way too big an ego.

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shane24 on 6/1/2013 Reply  · 

Just so you know, Kununurra is in West Australia, but it's close to the border. :)

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shane24 on 6/1/2013 Reply  · 

What am I talking about! Five rivers lookout is at Wyndham. :)

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shane24 on 6/18/2013 Reply  · 

What's happening, Randy? Haven't heard from you for some time. Busy at work? Enjoying the NBA finals? Enjoying any movies lately?

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shane24 on 6/24/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Randy. :)

I'm glad to give you some doc recommendations.

Now Randy, i'm going to mention the Paradise Lost documentary trilogy- but I think the subject manner (child murders and finding out who did it) isn't for you. I personally found them incredibly interesting- especially the first, which actually recorded footage from inside court.

Hoop Dreams: This seems more like your type of thing. It's all about two college players trying to make it in the bigtime.

The Thin Blue Line: Another who-dunnit, but with no child murders. A fascinating doc that explores police tactics to get a confession from suspects. It goes deeper than that as well.

Senna: Kate has it in her top ten. Though I don't like it as much as her, it interesting to watch the rivalry between two drivers.

Big River Man: Not the best made doc- but entirely compelling. It follows Martin Strel (an overweight, middle-aged long distance swimmer) who attempts to cover over 3000 miles of the Amazon River for the longest continuous swim.

Catfish: Really asks the question- who are we really talking to online?

Anvil: The story of Anvil. A lot of fun following this once forgotten band rejoin.

Conan Obrien: Cant't Stop: I only recommend this if you're a Conan fan. If not, just ignore this. It follows Conan on the road after he got kicked of tv. It surprised me at times how different he is to who I thought he was.

The Tall Man: I don't know if you could have access to this, but I'll tell you anyway. It follows cops and Indigenous people in a little town after an alleged cover up to protect a cop after an indigenous man is found dead.

Cocaine Cowboys: Doc about the Colombians in the 80's- who brought drugs, violence and money to Miami.

American Movie: I can't believe these people exist! :D Just a fun documentary following two young horror filmmakers trying to make a movie on a shoestring budget. Great fun. :)

I was going to recommend King of Kong- but you got to it first. :)

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shane24 on 6/24/2013 Reply  · 

I enjoyed Magic Mike for what it was. It's definitely more than some male stripper movie. But I must say, some of the acting was woeful! Alex Pettyfer and the girl who played his sister are both horrible in this movie. Plus Kevin Nash is so awkward acting like a stripper! :D It was unintentionally funny.

The highlight of the movie for me was Matthew McConaughey. He was a lot of fun. Why has he just done romantic comedies for the last ten years? He has been on such a role over the last few years! He's even going to be the lead in Nolan's new sci-fi film, Intersteller.

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shane24 on 6/24/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, and there's this doc called F for Fake, directed by Orson Welles. It follows Elmyr de Hory, who was such a good art forger, nobody could tell the fake from the original. But it also follows Clifford Irving, who at the start of production was just de Hory's biographer, but was found to have fabricated an authorized biography on Howard Hughes. Welles also features at the end, but i won't talk about that- so to avoid spoilers.

It may not be your style Randy. It's far from a traditional documentary. It also has a hectic pace to it. Just a few things for you to consider. It's easy to check if it's for you- the whole documentary is on YouTube. :)

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shane24 on 6/28/2013 Reply  · 

Paradise Lost is great, but they show footage of the crime scene with the bodies still there. That would probably be too much for you based on our previous conversations.

I can definitely be interested in Pacific Rim. I hope it's the what a Transformers movie should of been. How about you?

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shane24 on 7/2/2013 Reply  · 

You must be excited for the Godzilla movie coming?

Yeah, Paradise Lost is great, but not for you, I understand. I really didn't want you to see it if it caused you grief. There is some other great docs in the list I gave you as well.

I'll tell you what I thought of Pacific Rim when I see it Randy.

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Kate668 on 7/6/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Randy!
Looks like we scored End of Watch about the same! I thought it was breathtaking, really tense with great performances from Gyllenhaal and Pena.

I really need to see Side Effects soon, I missed it when it was out at the cinema.

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shane24 on 7/7/2013 Reply  · 

Do you know they re-shot from when they were on the plane with the zombies? Man, that woman zombie behind the glass completely freaked me out! Did you notice Matthew Fox? They cut pretty much his whole part out of the movie! I much prefer how the movie is to what it was going to be! I see you also enjoyed Side Effect and End of Watch! Both movies I really enjoyed as well. What the hell is The
Visitation about? And what made you watch it?

Any thoughts on the trades and free agency in the NBA?

I'll be watching Pacific Rim at the end of the month when I go to the city. I'll have to choose between Pacific Rim, Before Midnight, The Conjuring, Only God Forgives, This is the End and The Wolverine! Hopefully the reviews help me decide what to see, because I have no idea! :)

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shane24 on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

Haha! She didn't pick very well. :)

I'll watch Pacific Rim in a couple weeks. :) I'll come and tell you what I thought. Thanks for the recommendation, Randy. :)

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Danny237 on 5/31/2015 Reply  · 

Very bad one.

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shane24 on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

I'm very disappointed that Grown Ups 2 is making more money than Pacific Rim.

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shane24 on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

I can't believe that there's so many people who liked the first Grown Ups!they go for the easiest comedy with no effort at all. The success will pro ably lead to Grown Ups 3. :(

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shane24 on 7/19/2013 Reply  · 

Hahaha! Of course Randy! I'm sure they're much better than Tarantino....wouldn't be very hard. :) Oh, you want to see a good Aussie accent? Check out the new trailer for The Fifth Estate trailer. Cumberbatch does a great job in my opinion.

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shane24 on 7/21/2013 Reply  · 

Oh! You saw Sharknado! Is it awesomely bad?! Kate and I want to see it.

Have you seen the poster for Godzilla? It looks awesome. I heard some footage described as well, I think it's going to be amazing. :)

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shane24 on 7/21/2013 Reply  · 

Nah, I haven't seen any footage. The name was just getting us excited. We're also excited to see Birdemic. Have you seen it?

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shane24 on 7/28/2013 Reply  · 

Okay Randy, I've seen Pacific Rim. I can officially confirm.............those accents are bloody awful!! :D Argh! It was so hard for me to listen to them! Why not hire two Aussies? One guy is English and the other guy was an American! I could totally tell as well! The English are usually good at accents, but he wasn't here. Americans usually butcher 'em because they don't have to do change their accent as often as people from other countries. they just sounded like a blend of Aussie, Scottish, South African and their own accents. They weren't quite as bad as Tarantino, but they were very close.

Despite this, I really enjoyed the film. It wasn't my favourite movie from this weekend, but it was visual candy for my eyes! :) I heard people didn't like Charlie Hunnam, but I thought he was fine with what he was given to work with. I hope the other countries make up for the Americans stupidly going to Grown Ups 2, so it makes enough money to warrant a sequel. Del Toro has ideas already for what he would do. I have to admit, I was having an evil laugh as the kaiju was chasing the crying Asian girl. >:)

Ha! They have fast tracked Sharknado to foxtel in Australia in September! Kate and I will check it out. :)

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shane24 on 7/28/2013 Reply  · 

Wow! You loved Silver Linings Playbook! What's your thoughts?

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shane24 on 7/28/2013 Reply  · 

Have you seen the funny ads to meet single local vampires on flickchart?! It makes me laugh every time! :)

Steve Irwin isn't really a good representation of an Aussie accent either. :D His accent is way over-the-top, almost a bogan Aussie accent. Don't know if you know what a bogan is. Have I told you before?

Cloud Atlas wouldn't be for everybody, so I don't know how you'll take it. :)

I agree with everything you said about SLP. I really don't know why Jacki Weaver was nominated for an Oscar. I understand for Animal Kingdom, but not for this. I've seen her act in a play with my cousin about gambling addiction. Now that was amazing acting! :)

Okay, i'll avoid the Sharknado clips. :)

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shane24 on 7/30/2013 Reply  · 

A bogan is a slang name for a certain type of Aussie. You get two types of bogan. One type has a mullet, footy shorts, a pair of thongs(you call them flip flops), drinks heavy, isn't very intelligent(that where the accent differentiates) and is racist towards people from other countries. But some bogans are decent, they are all the above, except they aren't racists. Just a good laugh, fun to be around. :) How you guessed what a bogan is, that's what Steve Irwin did.

Oh sorry. I just can't tolerate him. I know he is actually a sleaze as well. A lizard in human skin, that's what he seems like to me. :)

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shane24 on 8/1/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah....hotdogs...put off them! The same goes for meat pies. The % of meat used is very low.

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shane24 on 8/2/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, no meat pies are awesome! Just not the ones made from a big company. Those are the pies that have all other parts in them. Where I live, you can go to a cafe and buy a chunky steak pie. It's delicious Randy.

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shane24 on 8/2/2013 Reply  · 

Very similar, but a pot pie has the tin around it, we go without. Some of the pot pies I have seen they're pretty much a soup.

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shane24 on 8/21/2013 Reply  · 

Can you please tell me about Elysium Randy? I'm watching it this weekend. :)

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shane24 on 8/31/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Randy! Great to hear from you mate. :)

Yeah, it's Saturday, it just turned 12:00 here. :)

I liked Elysium, but everything that happened felt too coincidental. It all just felt very easy to get up to Elysium. What he did, really didn't solve anything either. Sure, many people were saved, which, don't get me wrong, is very important. But that will only really aid in the other problem of overpopulation. What do you think? I'm interested. :)

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shane24 on 8/31/2013 Reply  · 

It's one of my favourite Rockwell roles mate. :) He was so funny! Plus his relationship with the kid was fantastic to watch. I went up to see Kick-Ass 2 and Elysium. I only watched The Way, Way Back to kill some time. Yet, it was my favourite movie by a long way. The soundtrack was great too Randy. :) I would like to discuss it with you when you've seen it. :)

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shane24 on 9/1/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I'm familiar with American immigration from Mexico. We also have a similar problem in Australia with people paying to illegally come to Australia by boat. I agree that the answer lies between separation and revolt, but I didn't think the movie really gave any theories. So people will be able to get saved with the healing machine, that's great! Then what? It's still overpopulated and rundown, it only aids further destruction. That may sound cold of me when thinking of real life situations, but like I said, I agree that there is an answer somewhere in the middle, like most things in life.

Many people want every boat to be able to come into Australia. I wish it could be, but how long could that really go on for before we start having troubles? I'm not thinking of now, but many years down the track. It may sound like i'm taking the position of Jodie Foster from the movie, but i don't agree with her at all. But the ending did reinforce my feelings that they really didn't achieve anything that would change their problems. The governments need to work together to find a solution. But unfortunately, that probably won't happen.

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shane24 on 9/5/2013 Reply  · 

Well, the majority are from Afghanistan or Sri Lanka.

There is really points for and against that I agree with. One, the fact it cots 6 billion dollars to patrol for boats and look after the boat people that got caught is very high.

However, if you don't patrol, you may as well put up a sign saying 'All Welcome'. Which you know from my previous comment that I'm against when considering the future. Plus, you don't know who' getting in! It could be anybody on there that's getting through!

What also annoys me is that they are looked after better than our senior citizens! They are given the bare minimum to survive each week, it's hard to watch.

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shane24 on 9/5/2013 Reply  · 

I liked Only God Forgives. I enjoyed it visually, the pace didn't bother me (some say it's slow), and I enjoyed the violence.

Bullhead compared to Bronson? I can't see it to be honest Randy, care to explain? Well, it was an awesome crime film that covered subjects I've never seen in a gangster movie. For me personally, the ending fell apart a bit, but I would still give it an 8.5/10.

I must point out Randy that both movies have slight violence to young people. But you don't see anything, it either happens off-screen, or the aftermath is shown. Nothing that will make you sick I don't think. I don't want to spoil, I'm just trying to help you out because I know how much you don't like it. :)

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shane24 on 9/9/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, personally, I can't see the comparision except both leads are muscly guys.

I hope you like In Bruges! I'm still worried about how you will take one part, though.

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shane24 on 9/13/2013 Reply  · 

Haha! Yes, you should of seen it years ago! :D I'm very glad you liked In Bruges. It's one of my favourite Colin Farrell performances.

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Kate668 on 9/25/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Randy how are you?
I just looked at your ranking for In Bruges, looks like you loved it? It's such an awesome film :D

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Kate668 on 10/10/2013 Reply  · 

I have seen all of Breaking Bad, it sounds like you're finding it a bit tough to get through?
Initially I watched a couple of episodes, and didn't carry on with it because it didn't grab me at first. But when I started again with it I got majorly hooked! It's become one of my favourite shows of all time. :)

Do you plan to see any new movies soon?
I've been to see a few in the past couple of weeks. I loved Rush, and Prisoners. Also saw White House Down which was an easy, fun watch, and also very cheesy. :D

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shane24 on 10/22/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Randy, how's it going?

Can you tell me your thoughts on Captain Phillips please? I hope to watch it in a few weeks when I'm up in the city.

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Kate668 on 10/25/2013 Reply  · 

Ah yes I remember you said that you don't really watch many tv series, so I guess Breaking Bad would be quite a commitment for you! Glad you're enjoying it though!

Captain Phillips does interest me, but there are a few things I want to see at the moment and I don't know if I'll get around to seeing it! I don't know much about Blackfish but will take a look :)

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shane24 on 12/13/2013 Reply  · 

8% for Texas Chainsaw! Must be really bad. Thoughts?

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shane24 on 12/15/2013 Reply  · 

I think there is some inventive, scary moments in Mama. But some of it let's me down. I won't say much until you've seen it.

Ah, you watched The Great Gatsby! My cousin has a small part in that as Ms McKee.

I will have a look for some horror movies for you that aren't reliant on gore.

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shane24 on 12/15/2013 Reply  · 

Ok, here's some for you. If they aren't what you're looking for, I have more up my sleeve.

Trick 'r' Treat
Magic
The Host (2006)
The Orphanage
The Conjuring
The Changeling
Carrie

If you want to know more about a film, just ask. :)

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shane24 on 12/15/2013 Reply  · 

Well, I've been watching a lot of older movies lately that I loved. But I don't want to waste your time listing them because I remember you saying that you don't watch older movies. You may enjoy some of these, I'm not sure

Prince of the City (1981). Directed by Sidney Lumet. It's about a cop who comes forward to help against the corruption in the police department. I absolutely love crime films, and this is one of the best I've seen in quite a while

Before Midnight. Loved it, but I see you haven't seen any of the trilogy. Not sure if it's your type of movie

The Producers directed by Mel Brooks. Man, Zero Mostel is a funny bastard! I've never seen him in anything prior to this, but he's grabbed my attention. He also works great with Gene Wilder.

Raise the Red Lantern. I see you have Memoirs of a Geisha quite high. Maybe you'd like this similar movie?

Fresh. Gangster movie from the perspective of a kid who runs drugs with big dreams.

Cemetery Man. This movie is a bloody crazy horror movie starring Rupert Everett as a night watchmen at a cemetery. I mean, it's really off the charts loopy. I hesitantly recommend it just so you're aware of such a little known movie.

Go out and see Gravity before it leaves the cinema. It's a movie made to watch there.

Intermission. Another one of these Irish crime films. I can't explain it, might be best to look it up if you're interested.

The Laughing Policeman. Cool 70's crime movie starring Walter Mathau and Bruce Dern on the case of a massacre in a bus that included Matthau's partner.

Exiled. Korean action movie with lots of guns.

The Wave. A project in class from a teacher to show what it's like living under a dictatorship. I won't say anymore except that I really enjoyed it.

Well, that's the best of the more recent movies (i din't think you can call the 70's recent, but oh well) I've seen.

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shane24 on 12/17/2013 Reply  · 

The Great Gatsby is her second movie of the year. She also was in the Aussie movie The Turning with Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving. She also has a movie called The Little Death out next year.

I really enjoyed The Great Gatsby. I admit that I have never read the book, so I never was worried about any alterations to it. I don't think I'm being bias giving it a 4/5. :) She was actually doing Hamlet in a play in Brisbane whilst the shoot for The Great Gatsby was in Sydney. She had to fly back to Sydney after her second show for the day, shoot her scenes for the movie, then catch the plane straight back to Brisbane for Hamlet the next day. Very hectic.

When you have five minutes Randy, I would very much like you to read the transcript in the link below. The ABC did an ep of Australian Story on my cousin last year. She is without a doubt the strongest person I know. If you read below, you will see why. :)

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shane24 on 12/17/2013 Reply  · 

Oops, I forgot the link.

http://www.abc.net.au/austory/content/2012/s3517881.htm

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Kate668 on 1/10/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Randy, Happy New Year!

I see we have Despicable Me 2, The Master and Place Beyond The Pines similarly scored :) Not too far off with our rankings for Only God Forgives either. I really want to rewatch that one soon. What did you think of it?

Despicable Me 2 was lots of fun, I saw it in the cinema last summer, by the end I was crying with laughter at the minions' musical number :D

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Kate668 on 1/11/2014 Reply  · 

I completely agree with your thoughts on OGF, very well put. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.

The Master, and Pines will both merit a second viewing for me, but I haven't got around to it yet. I found the first processing scene in The Master so tense, that after a while I realised I was holding my breath!

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shane24 on 1/12/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Randy.

Not interested in the link?

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shane24 on 1/13/2014 Reply  · 

Nope, I didn't get a message. Excuse or no excuse, I thank you for reading, and your very nice thoughts. I just like sharing her story with people because it's amazing how she keeps persevering. I tell ya Randy, it was hard for me to watch her tv special at times. Her play The Seed really hit me for six also.

Even I didn't know some of those details, and she's my first cousin. Every time I see her on-screen I get so godamn proud of her. She had another movie last year called The Turning also. She plays the younger version of Cate Blanchett's character. Three hours that movie is, with seventeen directors (all have their own sections). Her part finished the movie, and I gotta say, I got a little worried when she was laying under the bed, with just a sheet on her! :O She sits up, and the sheet starts to fall, and......it cuts to another scene. I was so happy! :D That would of been awkward. :)

Yeah, I like the comments section much more now also. I'm on my iPad, so can you imagine how much scrolling I've done?! Then the iPad will refresh itself, and there I go scrolling thousands of comments again. The only downside for me is that if I want to look at an older comments, it'll take me a very long time.

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shane24 on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

I'll give it a go. It's encouraging to see your score for it. How sleazy is he in the movie? That won't help me if he is. But yeah, I'm open to watching it for sure.

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saddler16 on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

Thank's for accepting the friend request.Yeah,I'm more of a classic film's lover,but I like a lot of newer movie's too.If it wouldn't be to much trouble,could you tell me why you like Raider's of the Lost Ark so much?Because I recently had a chance to watch it and I wasn't very impressed.

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shane24 on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

I actually think that i'll watch it! :D Maybe him being a large lizard to me will work in my favour. :)

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shane24 on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

I just heard that Michael Douglas is in Ant Man. :) I won't tell you who in case you don't want it spoiled.

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shane24 on 2/23/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Randy, how are ya?

Watching True Detective?

I can't wait to see Dallas Buyers Club when it finally gets released here.

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shane24 on 2/25/2014 Reply  · 

I'm good, except I was injured at work through no fault of my own. So yeah, that's not great. :)

True Detective is a serial killer tv show starring Woody Harrelson, and Matthew McConaughey as partners trying to solve the mystery. Watch it if you want another fix of McConaughey's amazing acting skills. He's off the chart here. The season is only eight eps, too. You never know what you're going to get, either. With many change of tone. One of the highlights of the season for me has been the one take tracking shot of McConaughey at the end of ep 4. Haven't seen anything like it on tv before.

My favourite is Gravity. I see why 12 Years a Slave is great, but it was Gravity that had me with my jaw open with excitement with what I was watching.

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shane24 on 2/26/2014 Reply  · 

My leg, up to my hamstring, went through a faulty floorboard. I have a very badly bruised shin, knee, and hamstring. But you know what's really bad? My boss told me five times in ten minutes that 'i saw that last week'. Now, why in hell did she think I wanted to know this?! Also, why didn't she bloody get someone to fix the it! Pissed me off. I didn't have any time off, either. Did I get a thanks? No. Did she get told off? No.

Seeing you're about my height, I think you can understand what I'm about to say. I was in line to see Robocop two weeks ago, and there was this couple behind me. She noticed how tall I was, and she started mocking me when she thought I couldn't see her. She even said to her boyfriend 'I'm glad you're not that tall'. I let it slide, but I angry later that I didn't say anything. Do you have an opinion?

I can see the few eps of True Detective challenging the attention of some viewers. My friend told me she was bored. But if you stick with it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. :)

I hope it's out next week here. I will pick up Gravity, and my cousin's new movie The Turning. :)

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shane24 on 2/26/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, there's workers comp. But I just kept working. You see, our bonus system is linked to loss of time on injuries. If there's no time off, everybody gets big money at the end of the year. So, there's a pressure, you see. Anyway, I was alright. It would have been worse if I was home. Moving it around was actually helping it. When I stopped, shit, that when the pain came.

I just sat in the cinema with mixed emotions afterwards. I was sad, yet fuming angry. Her boyfriend even told her to shut up, and she still kept going. She nearly went back-to-back with me to show the height difference. Sometimes I think I'm too nice for my own good. I needed to tell her it wasn't on what she did. But the thing is, it doesn't look good for a guy my size to get angry at a young woman half my height.

I'm proud to be my height. But there's most definitely has it's disadvantages. Like how I told you in the past that people assume I'm dumb and go around fighting people.

Shit. I'm sorry you were called that. I understand how you feel, mate. Haha! I wish you did call her Buddha! But it really wouldn't of gone down well, eh? :)

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shane24 on 3/2/2014 Reply  · 

No, I don't think people would be very happy with you if you called her a Buddha, Randy. But just imagine it, wouldn't it be great to give it right back to her! :)

Did you feel tense watching Gravity? I was on the edge of my seat....even on the second viewing. Did you watch it on Blu Ray? It won't be the same as the cinema, but I hope it's not too much of a decline.

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shane24 on 3/9/2014 Reply  · 

Wolf Creek 2 was right up there also. Um, my biased most anticipated is The Little Death- because my cousin is in it. But other choices would be The Guardians of the Galaxy, Sin City 2, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Interstellar, The Raid 2 (pumped for it!), Godzilla, The Rover, Snowpiercer, X-Men, A Girl Walk Home Alone at Night, Gone Girl, and The Babadook. I know it's quite a few, but I'm excited for all of them.

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shane24 on 3/23/2014 Reply  · 

I rank mainly on ifma film entertains me. I know that Vampire's Kiss isn't technically better than 8 1/2, but where are they on my list? Vampire's Kiss is in my top 40, and 8 1/2 is way down the bottom. As far as pacing goes- if i start noticing other things around me, or wondering how long is left, I give it a few minutes to get me back. If it doesn't, that's half a star off.

A perfect example of what you're talking about for me is Tokyo Story. I initially had it around 450 on my list. However, it stuck with me for weeks, and actually changed my way of thinking about seeing my nana more than I was. It's up in the 100s on my list now. If a movie has stuck with you, you should rank it accordingly.

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shane24 on 11/22/2014 Reply  · 

I finally get to see Snowpiercer next week! What's your opinion?

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shane24 on 11/27/2014 Reply  · 

That's fine. You learning something completely new?

I will watch Snowpiercer tomorrow. Just played basketball, and I really hurt. Got my rib pushed out of place by an elbow. Luckily, this big big pushed it back in when we collided.

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