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trio of excellent movie treats.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by got-to-get-fit, 27 Apr 2008.

  1. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    Normally i got to the cinema or video shop and end up with spending 2 hrs watching utter shi*e. I am unutterably inept at picking good films.

    Past tragedies have been - weekend at bernies
    Magnolia
    communion

    Not the most recent but certainly the worst.


    However this weekend i have righted all of my past wrongs with a trio of good films.
    1) cloverfield
    2) Deathproof
    3) no country for old men


    Oh and one more thing before i go...........why do i still call the place where you rent films ....the video shop. They have not stocked videos for years.
     
  2. American Gangster and Legend today. They were both .... um... adequate.
     
  3. If they don't stock videos what does DVD stand for?







    Trick question!
     
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I rarely watch films as I find them just plain boring in most cases. However a good Documentary is worth watching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    errrmmmmm 'versatile' isn't it?
     
  6. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    Is that I am Legend with Will Smith or Legend, the 1985 Tom Cruise film where he prances around with dodgy teeth and Tim Curry has huge horns?
     
  7. Yes. Damn. Too easy.
     
  8. I am leg-end with Will.
     
  9. girofan

    girofan New Member

    If you all find Hollywood films inadequate why not try some World cinema titles.
    The Spanish dirctor Almaldovar has made some great films. Also the new wave of South American films are worth a punt! Don't forget Italian and French classic releases, such as "Bicycle Theives". Even after 55 years this film still stands-up.
    Go on what have you to lose?
     
  10. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I only recently watched "Twelve Angry Men" (1957, Henry Fonda) and I found it a thoroughly absorbing film.
     
  11. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    probably for the same reason that computerconsole games are called video games. which is no reason at all.
     
  12. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    Ditto. It's one of those 'classics' that can pass you by for years and years, but once you finally start watching it for the first time, it really pulls you in.
     
  13. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    Video comes from the Latin 'videre' meaning 'to see', so is quite appropriate to DVD, 'video' and computer games.
     
  14. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    A real classic. Fave moment for me, the wobbling knife in the table!
     
  15. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Well aren't we the smart one! :biggrin: - shall file away for future factoid chat!