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Gatsby
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Tue May 06, 2014 2:06 am

The Lego Movie

Visually one of the best animated films, thats up there with Toy Story. I regret not seeing it in 3d as the level of the detail is so impressive i'd imagine it works very well. Plenty of funnys and it saved a few punches to not be too obvious.
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Tue May 06, 2014 2:09 am

Still havent seen it. Is it out on disc yet?

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Tue May 06, 2014 2:12 am

Nah it was a screenrip i saw, which kinda muted the effects a bit and made it slightly more annoying to watch.

Still a great film, but i'd wait for the proper dvd/blueray
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Tue May 06, 2014 6:26 am

Les Tontons Flinguers - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057591/

Watched this last night. From 1963, it's a French comedy about a retired gangster who is asked to look after the gang and the daughter of his old friend when he dies. It's about the fallout from within the gang and also the daughter who is unruly and has been kicked out of school a lot. The humour is a bit slapstick at times but I found it funny anyway.

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Tue May 06, 2014 6:43 am

Lego Movie was one of the best movies I've seen in years, 3D or not

Went to see Calvary last night, was really good although a lot darker than I was expecting it. Agree with the person who put up that Aidan Gillen's accent was shit, sounded so forced

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Tue May 06, 2014 7:03 am

Gatsby wrote:The Lego Movie

Visually one of the best animated films, thats up there with Toy Story. I regret not seeing it in 3d as the level of the detail is so impressive i'd imagine it works very well. Plenty of funnys and it saved a few punches to not be too obvious.
I saw Lego Movie twice in the cinema. It was just that good (not to mention it's same guys who did Cloudy WACOM and 21 Jump Street, and I fucking love Cloudy)

I checked the screenrip. It's watchable no doubt but it's pretty poor when quality can be very important for animation

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Tue May 06, 2014 8:07 am

Calvary

Is that kid related to McDonagh or what? He's a woeful little actor. I used to be able to ignore Aidan Gillen but he's just going mad with accents in everything these days.

While it held my attention I wasn't at any stage blown away by the film. It think it's a bit smarter than it is, the dialogue is snappy and some of the scenes would work as well on stage as film, usual McDonagh stuff. It's entertaining but his shtick is wearing a bit thin for me.

There is an improvement on production values, some nice sweep bord failte shots of surfers.

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Tue May 06, 2014 8:18 am

i_ate_cats wrote:Calvary
It think it's a bit smarter than it is
Spot on. Pretty much applies to all films by both the McDonaghs too.
There's a smugness to them.

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Tue May 06, 2014 8:26 am

i think robs av is too big
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Tue May 06, 2014 12:24 pm

(bad) neighbours

not as funny as i was expecting but it ticked a lot of the boxes i look for in a comedy

with a few more interesting choices it could have been something quite special

rose byrne is pretty meh though

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Tue May 06, 2014 12:35 pm

watched 'birth' as it was the one glazer film I hadn't seen

really liked it but I can understand how it got mixed reviews

cant wait for his next project (hopefully he doesn't take another 10 year break)

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Tue May 06, 2014 12:39 pm

never_green wrote:(bad) neighbours

not as funny as i was expecting but it ticked a lot of the boxes i look for in a comedy

with a few more interesting choices it could have been something quite special

rose byrne is pretty meh though
That's probably why she does horror films. Just need a reaction face.

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Tue May 06, 2014 1:06 pm

she was good at playing the bitch in bridesmaids I thought

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Zook wrote:i think robs av is too big
I've Avs off but deleted it nonetheless

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Tue May 06, 2014 4:22 pm

never_green wrote:(bad) neighbours

not as funny as i was expecting but it ticked a lot of the boxes i look for in a comedy

with a few more interesting choices it could have been something quite special

rose byrne is pretty meh though
I liked Rose Byrne but that aside agree wholeheartedly with above points. Took a good while to get going I thought, loads of very funny moments but didn't really gel into a very funny film.

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Tue May 06, 2014 5:12 pm

I liked her character too. Just felt that she was the weakpoint among a strong comedic cast.

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Tue May 06, 2014 8:34 pm

never_green wrote:(bad) neighbours

not as funny as i was expecting but it ticked a lot of the boxes i look for in a comedy

with a few more interesting choices it could have been something quite special

rose byrne is pretty meh though
Yeah there were some great moments
the airbags, I hadn't seen the trailer they were apparently in so it was a complete surprise
but it wasn't a classic over all

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Wed May 07, 2014 7:03 am

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Starts off very very good, but descends into run of the mill. Looks amazing and has a lovely soundtrack. Nice feelgood movie. Well worth a watch.


On a separate note, I don't think I could pay into a movie with that freakazoid Zac Efron in it. He was on Graham Norton recently and all I could think of was Ken in Toy Story 3.....he's tragic.

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Wed May 07, 2014 7:26 am

He has no personality whatsoever. Him and Matt LeBlanc on The Graham Norton Show was a car crash, LeBlanc has the slowest reactions, he's like a 90 year old.

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Wed May 07, 2014 7:28 am

When he tried to take a moment to declare how special Seth Rogen was to him.........I died a little.......he's a giant cringe. He doesn't seem to get social interaction.

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