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'At the Movies' - Cinema or DVD

Postby sarah t » Sat May 26, 2007 2:22 pm

I've enjoyed "Top Gun", am currently strolling through the contents of Season Two of "Airwolf" and have just discovered, going on general UK cinema release from Friday 1st June 2007, "Flyboys", apparently based on a true story.

Set around the time of the First World War it presents flying aces engaging in aerial dogfights effectively recreating the period with considerable style.

From the official website http://www.flyboysdvd.com/ there a movie trailer and three 'behind the scenes' features which give a very good idea of what is on offer here 'from the producer of Independence Day' (a favourite movie of mine). I love effective exciting period recreations and this certainly seems like one that will be on my future 'worth getting on (special edition hopefully) DVD' list!
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Postby decophile » Mon May 28, 2007 12:11 am

I saw Pirates of the Caribbean yesterday. Have a long-standing crush on Chow Yun Fat. Major hottie.

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Postby grace » Tue May 29, 2007 8:57 am

decophile wrote:I saw Pirates of the Caribbean yesterday. Have a long-standing crush on Chow Yun Fat. Major hottie.

http://chowofhongkong.com/images/layout10_2_.jpg

I saw this in Saturday Night....I liked the monkey...:)
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Postby SagwaTiggy » Wed May 30, 2007 8:59 pm

Pirates 3 was a good film, so much better than Spider 3. Was hoping that Chow Yun Fat had a bigger role in the film, but anyhoo, he still rocks!
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Postby decophile » Thu May 31, 2007 12:20 am

Yeah, me too. And I'd like to see him play non-Asian characters (where ethnicity is of no consequence).
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Postby SagwaTiggy » Thu May 31, 2007 12:23 am

he will (I hope) eventually, if and when there's a good script for him...
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Postby decophile » Thu May 31, 2007 12:44 am

He's 52 and Asian. You know how Hollywood is. 'Course, I think 52 is HOT. ;-)

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Postby SagwaTiggy » Thu May 31, 2007 12:49 am

(don't want to sound rude, but...) Q: shall we (or you, since you should get props and honours) start a Chow Yun Fat thread? (the current thread is a little off thread at the moment...) hehehe
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Postby SagwaTiggy » Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:51 am

last two films that I've watched this evening:

from Hong Kong -- released in theatres for the Chinese New Year in Feb. 2007, and now released on DVD -- PROTEGE, starring Andy Lau and Daniel Wu.

and a classic from 1949 -- THE THIRD MAN, starring Joseph Cotten and Orsen Welles.
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Postby Afront » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:06 am

SagwaTiggy wrote:shall we start a Chow Yun Fat thread?

If you did, you could call it "Being Hard Boiled" ? :P
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Postby SagwaTiggy » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:41 pm

Afront wrote:
SagwaTiggy wrote:shall we start a Chow Yun Fat thread?

If you did, you could call it "Being Hard Boiled" ? :P

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby SagwaTiggy » Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:15 pm

spent a Saturday afternoon at a local art-house cinema that had a triple feature -- a tribute to composer/conductor Bernard Herrmann, that featured special effects master Ray Harryhausen in all three films:

Jason and the Argonauts
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Mysterious Island
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Postby Psychotroniclovecommando » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:59 pm

SagwaTiggy wrote:spent a Saturday afternoon at a local art-house cinema that had a triple feature -- a tribute to composer/conductor Bernard Herrmann, that featured special effects master Ray Harryhausen in all three films:

Jason and the Argonauts
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Mysterious Island

Cool.
Got Clash Of The Titans on DVD a little while, theres a Ray Harryhausen interview/documentary on the special features, great stuff.
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Postby SagwaTiggy » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:47 pm

Psychotroniclovecommando wrote:
SagwaTiggy wrote:spent a Saturday afternoon at a local art-house cinema that had a triple feature -- a tribute to composer/conductor Bernard Herrmann, that featured special effects master Ray Harryhausen in all three films:

Jason and the Argonauts
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Mysterious Island

Cool.
Got Clash Of The Titans on DVD a little while, theres a Ray Harryhausen interview/documentary on the special features, great stuff.

have met Harryhausen 3 times (July '05, Apr and July '06), such a nice person, and is willing to give his autograph as well.

in terms of yesterday, though I have Jason and 7th Voyage on DVD, i've never seen Jason on the big screen. and, yesterday was the first time i've seen Mysterious Island.
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Postby Psychotroniclovecommando » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:55 pm

SagwaTiggy wrote:in terms of yesterday, though I have Jason and 7th Voyage on DVD, i've never seen Jason on the big screen. and, yesterday was the first time i've seen Mysterious Island.

I've not seen Mysterious Island, is that the one with Herbert Lom as Captain Nemo?
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Postby SagwaTiggy » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:10 pm

Psychotroniclovecommando wrote:I've not seen Mysterious Island, is that the one with Herbert Lom as Captain Nemo?
Any good?

yes, Herbert Lom was Captain Nemo in this film. Mysterious Island, actually, is a quite entertaining film, considering that it was made in 1961. although, when I think of the character Captain Nemo, the 1954 version played by actor James Mason comes to mind.
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Postby mikeypblueremix » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:32 am

I can remember seeing that when I was a nipper, the bit with the giant crab scared the s**t out of me (and still does, thinking about it) :O
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Postby grace » Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:40 pm

I love Clash of the Titans...such a great film ..one of my all time favs....

As for Spiderman...far too mushy and sentimental for me....same at the X-Men films with Jean and Scot (or as I prefer to call them Brad and Janet)...
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Postby mikeypblueremix » Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:18 pm

The skeleton battle in Jason and The Argonauts was what inspired James Cameron to make movies.

Saw 28 Weeks Later on Saturday, thought it was good but not as creepy as the original...seemed a bit videogame-orientated for my taste, though there's a scene in the middle which was really cool and funny (won't tell you what as it will spoilt it).
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Postby Psychotroniclovecommando » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:38 pm

mikeypblueremix wrote:The skeleton battle in Jason and The Argonauts was what inspired James Cameron to make movies.

Terminator is on the tv tonight, great film.

Lets all go down to Tech-Noir for a few beers and a boogie! :D
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Postby mikeypblueremix » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:46 am

Missed it - bugger - and I've lost my Tech-Noir membership card :)
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Postby sarah t » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:33 pm

Terminator is on the tv tonight, great film.

Although agreeing with you that it is indeed great Terminator II - Judgement Day is far better through it's special effects and dramatic impact. ...and I won't totally discount Terminator III - Rise of the Machines, reasonably good entertainment!
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Postby mikeypblueremix » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:39 pm

Although I like it, T3 always appears slightly less well put together than the others, it doesn't quite seem to work as well as the first two films. Maybe I'm getting more critical in me old age!
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Postby sarah t » Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:55 pm

Yeah I know what you mean, but then following on from the excellent T2, it was always going to have a lot to live up to!
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Postby mikeypblueremix » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:48 pm

Very true indeed Sarah, pretty much like trying to make a follow-up to Dare!...

I watched 12 Angry Men the other day when nothing else was on, and absolutely loved it - what a great film - can't believe I've never seen it before.
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