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  • 001001
    Posts: 1,575
    The Wild Bunch (1969)
    A wild film with some great scenes but with some odd scenes as well.
    The storyline is not the best but worth seeing.
    7/10
  • SeveSeve The island of Lemoy
    Posts: 357
    Sexy Beast
    one of the best of the post Guy Ritchie generation of British Gangster movies
    Ray Winston and Ian McShane are in top form and Ben Kingsley's performance is like a boulder bouncing down a cliff and landing in your swimming pool

    Pepe le Moco (1936)
    one of the classic crime fiction films ever made and a fantastic time capsule containing the distilled exotic ambience of French colonial Algiers
    like many French movie stars, Jean Gabin is no oil painting, but he does have a certain energy and charisma
    and he needs to in order to avoid being upstaged by the colourful menagerie supporting players who surround him
    wanted by the French authorities, master criminal Pepe le Moco and his gang take refuge in the seamy labyrinth of the Algiers Casbah, where the police can never quite catch up with them, but slowly his sanctuary becomes his prison...
    meanwhile the wily local inspector bides his time until a woman provides the flashpoint that could prove to be Pepe's undoing
    if you have enjoyed the feel of Casablanca you may well fall in love with this one
  • j7wildj7wild Suspended
    Posts: 823
    Machine Gun McCain (1969)

    7/10

    with a young Peter Falk and an even younger Britt Ekland (pre- Get Carter and pre-TMWTGG)
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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  • LudsLuds MIA
    Posts: 1,986
    Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

    It was on TV last night. I really shouldn't have watched as I went to bed at 11:30 and it wasn't worth it. It's mildly funny, the story is of a highly dysfunctional family who doesn't know it, who's on the verge of collapse, take their young daughter to the Little Miss Sunshine in California. Basically a road trip movie, with mediocre acting and well not a whole lot of funny stuff. Steve Carell is completely wasted in this flick, so is everyone else. A generous 7/10 rounded up from 6.5 really.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe JenaMaloneforBond.comModerator
    Posts: 12,202
    Jumper (2008)

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    Interesting indea, but the film never felt like it reached it's full potential. It just comes of as... well... dull, I guess.

    17. Diane Lane
    1. Unfaithful (2002)
    2. Murder At 1600 (1997)
    3. Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)
    4. Untraceable (2008)
    5. Hollywoodland (2006)
    6. Must Love Dogs (2005)
    7. Judge Dredd (1995)
    8. Knight Moves (1992)
    9. The Glass House (2001)
    **10. Jumper (2008) NE**


    18. AnnaSophia Robb
    1. Bridge To Terabithia (2007)
    2. Race To Witch Mountain (2009)
    3. Because Of Winn Dixie (2005)
    4. Sleepwalking (2008)
    5. The Reaping (2007)
    6. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005)
    7. Lies And Spies (2008)
    **8. Jumper (2008) NE**
  • St_GeorgeSt_George Shuttling Drax's lovelies to the space doughnut - happy 40th, MR!
    edited July 2011 Posts: 1,699
    Another update, folks...

    The Third Man (1949) - quality from start to finish. Not a second wasted. Brilliant moments, shots and touches. Quite simply zither-tastic.
    Cries And Whispers (1972) - an emotionally gruelling watch, but then perhaps that's the point. Utterly absorbing and truly beautiful to look at. And, of course, Liv Ullman, mmmm...
    Barbarella (1968) - bonkers but (in its way) brilliant psychedelic, sci-fi bunkum. As iconic as Bond, as daft, corny and raunchy as Russ Meyer. Almost.
    The Man With One Red Shoe (1985) charming, twisty-turny espionage hokum with a pre-today's-Jimmy-Stewart Tom Hanks in likeable rom-com hero mode
    The Hole (2001) - silly but kind of entertaining teen thriller in which Thora Birch impresses and Keira Knightley flashes her puppies. That's about all that needs to be said. Apart from the fact my friend went to school with its writer.
    Marley & Me (2008) - surprisingly watchable canine-driven modern-Hollywood family-dram-com. Mind you, Owen Wilson's watchable in almost anything.




    Movies viewed by yours truly this year...

    CW = Cinema watch
    FW = First watch
    RW = Re-watch



    5 out of 5 ~ *****
    Elizabeth (1998) RW
    The King's Speech (2010) CW/ FW
    Layer Cake (2004) FW
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) RW
    They Shoot Horses, Don't They (1969) FW
    The Third Man (1949) FW
    Viskningar Och Rop (Cries And Whispers) (1972) FW
    WALL.E (2008) RW


    4 out of 5 ~ ****
    Alpha Male (2006) RW
    Beverly Hills Cop (1984) RW
    Brazil (1985) RW
    Coming To America (1988) RW
    Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) (2007) FW
    The Damned United (2009) FW
    The Darjeeling Limited (2007) FW
    The Departed (2006) RW
    An Education (2009) FW
    Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984) RW
    Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989) RW
    Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008) RW
    The Killing Fields (1984) FW
    The Last King Of Scotland (2006) FW
    Scener ur ett äktenskap (Scenes From A Marriage) (1973) FW
    Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) (1957) FW
    X-Men: First Class (2011) CW/ FW


    3 out of 5 ~ ***
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) RW
    Barbarella (1968) RW
    Birthday Girl (2001) FW
    Brideshead Revisited (2008) FW
    Cote d'Azur (Cockles And Mussels) (2005) FW
    Escape To Victory (1981) RW
    Female Agents (2008) FW
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) FW
    Genova (2008) FW
    The Ghost Writer (2010) FW
    Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003) RW
    Hallam Foe (2007) FW
    The Hole (2001) FW
    Hope Springs (2003) FW
    The Man With One Red Shoe (1985) RW
    Marley & Me (2008) FW
    Monkey Business (1952) RW
    Octopussy (1983) RW
    Proof (2005) FW
    Quantum Of Solace (2008) RW
    Les Rivières Pourpres (The Crimson Rivers) (2000) FW
    Sweet Charity (1969) FW
    Trust The Man (2005) FW


    2 out of 5 ~ **
    Cocktail (1988) RW
    Déficit (2007) FW
    Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009) FW
    Night Watch (1995) RW
    Salt (2010) FW
    Tango And Cash (1989) FW


    1 out of 5 ~ *


  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 35,383
    Just five seconds ago, I finished watching 'Smokin' Aces'.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe JenaMaloneforBond.comModerator
    Posts: 12,202
    The Sex Thief (1972)


    That's about an obious title as Snakes On A Plane. Wabeck takes an early lead role as Grant Henry, author by day, sex mad jewel theif by night. He's like a Milk Tray Man, but with an overactive libido (not surprising really, as Warbeck actually was one of the Milk Tray Men). Henry preys on wealthy attractive women, stealing their jewels then having his way with them before escaping into the night. The woman are apparantly only too glad of the attention, as the next morning they give the police his description as everything from a one-armed italian midget to a 6 ft 6 russian with a hare lip. It's very much a film of it's time, from the hair and sideburns to the er... welcome mats.

    3. David Warbeck
    1. The Last Hunter (1980)
    2. The Beyond (1981)
    3. The Black Cat (1981)
    4. Ark Of The Sun God (1984)
    5. Hunters Of The Golden Cobra (1982)
    6. Twins Of Evil (1971)
    7. Black Snake (1973)
    8. Miami Golem (1985)
    9. The Sex Thief (1972) **NE**
    10. Formula For A Murder (1985)
    11. Treasure Island In Outer Space (1987)
    12. Ratman (1988)
    13. Sudden Fury (1997)
    14. Lassiter (1984)
    15. A Fistful Of Dynamite (1971)
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
    Posts: 7,475
    Marley & Me (2008) - surprisingly watchable canine-driven modern-Hollywood family-dram-com. Mind you, Owen Wilson's watchable in almost anything.
    Cripes Georgio. I sat through this and after half an hour I was glad this wasn't my dog because as I live and breathe I would've shot it dead.
    Jennifer Aniston was almost unrecognisable with all the work done to her face (and her goody-goody character made Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz seem more like the wicked witch). Aaaaand I find Owen Wilson unwatchable in almost anything. :-D
    But that's just grumpy old me.....and I applaud your 5/5 movies. Great selection. :-bd
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 35,383
    Saw 'Sling Blade' for the first time last night. Excellent film, can't believe it took me this long to finally sit down and watch it.
  • St_GeorgeSt_George Shuttling Drax's lovelies to the space doughnut - happy 40th, MR!
    Posts: 1,699
    Marley & Me (2008) - surprisingly watchable canine-driven modern-Hollywood family-dram-com. Mind you, Owen Wilson's watchable in almost anything.
    Cripes Georgio. I sat through this and after half an hour I was glad this wasn't my dog because as I live and breathe I would've shot it dead.
    Jennifer Aniston was almost unrecognisable with all the work done to her face (and her goody-goody character made Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz seem more like the wicked witch). Aaaaand I find Owen Wilson unwatchable in almost anything. :-D
    But that's just grumpy old me.....and I applaud your 5/5 movies. Great selection. :-bd
    Hmmm, perhaps I was in a particularly good mood? The second half of it is rather watchable like I said... ;)
  • LudsLuds MIA
    edited July 2011 Posts: 1,986
    Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117 (1965)
    The third installment of the OSS 117 box set, making it the 5th movie of OSS 117 after two "unofficial" and the first two I've already posted about starring Kerwin Matthews, director André Hunebelle decides to take a different route. The franchise had been quite successful in France up to that point, but Kerwin Matthews' financial demands were too high for the non-American production.

    Much like EON would end up doing 4 years later, Hunebelle decided to replace his star not with American actors established in Paris, but with an unknown Australian non-actor (ring any bells? ;) ) Indeed, the Czech born Austrian actor, Frederick Stafford had been living in Australia and taken the Australian nationality before being discovered by Hunebelle while on vacation. Some of you may remember him from a movie shot later in his career with a certain Alfred Hitchcock, Topaz.

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    Set in Brazil many years prior to Moonraker, Bond fans will recognize the same waterfalls, and cable cars later used in Bond. This is by far the best of the original OSS 117 movie, after 3 trials, Hunebelle mastered all the tricks needed. Granted, it is nowhere near the quality that Bond had reached in 1965 with Goldfinger and Thunderball, but Furia a Bahia has the same great exotic locations, impressive villain's lair, intensity, villains and ladies as the Bond franchise. This movie looks fantastic, and I can honestly say that it is superior or at least greatly rivals Bond's initial outing in all aspects.

    The story is very Bond-ish / OSS-ish, as OSS is sent in Brazil to investigate the assassination of multiple agents and important men in kamikaze-like grenade suicide killings. Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath being a veteran quickly recognizes when being tailed and identifies a lovely femme fatale, trying to pass herself as OSS' contact's secretary, Consuela Moroni (Perrette Pradier).

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    OSS will later join up with the real Consuela Moroni, who will be murdered by thugs trying to prevent OSS' discovery that the kamikaze killers were under the effect of drugs. OSS will be able to reach this conclusion with the help of the lovely Anna-Maria Sulza (Mylène Demongeot) and her brother who happen to have connections in the Bahia area.

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    OSS finally ends up in the wild, discovering a plot to take over the world using a drug which can turn the common person into a mindless drone ready to take orders. With the help of his friends, Hubert manages to save the girl and foil the villain's plans.

    Stafford, much like Lazenby was, delivers a decent performance but lacked acting skills. He certainly made it up with his great build and believability in action sequences, which I must admit, are considerable and exciting in this movie but very much choreographed and dated. The leading lady, Mylène Demongeot was constantly over-acting but made it up by her great personality and chemistry with Stafford.

    A very solid effort, I'll give this one a 8/10
  • Posts: 136
    Saw this last night and thought it was very impressive.
  • 001001
    Posts: 1,575
    She's out of my league.
    Very funny film . 8.5/10
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
    Posts: 11,090
    Harry potter and the deathly hallows pt.2 amazing movie and a brilliant end to the series.
  • edited July 2011 Posts: 303
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
    - Very, Very entertaining and touching film...
    Got to see it last night, and i never expected it to be as good as it was, simply amazing.

    Now that Harry Potter is officially over, part of me has ended.
    - Harry Potter has been with me for as long as i can remember :'(

    An honest: 10/10
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
    Posts: 11,090
    HP DH prt2 really is an amazing film. Feinnes as Voldermort was a bastard to the highest degree and he was entertaining without camping it out which he could have done. Forget type casting or trying to be different, I want Feinnes cast as a bloody villain for Bond 23 and David Yates to direct Bond 24.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited July 2011 Posts: 15,534
    Maybe I'm in the minority, but I doubt the Harry Potter franchise has ended. Given how much the books and film adaptations are cash-cows, I think that in maybe 4/5 years, J.K. Rowling will churn up another book... There is just too much money to be made to stop the franchise like that. I am ready to bet there will be more books and films. They will milk the franchise dry, IMO.
  • Maybe I'm in the minority, but I doubt the Harry Potter franchise has ended. Given how much the books and film adaptations are cash-cows, I think that in maybe 4/5 years, J.K. Rowling will churn up another book... There is just too much money to be made to stop the franchise like that. I am ready to bet there will be more books and films. They will milk the franchise dry, IMO.
    or even a children's tv series thanks to the ending?
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    Posts: 15,534
    Maybe I'm in the minority, but I doubt the Harry Potter franchise has ended. Given how much the books and film adaptations are cash-cows, I think that in maybe 4/5 years, J.K. Rowling will churn up another book... There is just too much money to be made to stop the franchise like that. I am ready to bet there will be more books and films. They will milk the franchise dry, IMO.
    or even a children's tv series thanks to the ending?
    More adult Emma Watson please... :-D
  • Posts: 321
    Salt - Good all action thriller but a very predictable ending.
  • LudsLuds MIA
    Posts: 1,986
    Atout cœur à Tokyo pour OSS 117 (1966)

    Being occupied with Sous le Signe de Monte Cristo, director André Hunebelle had to give the reigns of the OSS Franchise to fellow director Michel Boisrond, specialist in comedies. To ensure that the movie would still follow the mold of his predecessors Hunebelle managed to convince a certain Terrance Young to participate in the movie adaptation of the OSS novel! Many consider this one to be the best OSS movie, indeed one year before James Bond came to Tokyo, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath with the involvement of Terrance Young was already here.

    Frederick Stafford looked much better in his second performance as OSS, much more confidant and at ease, and he had a much better performance delivering his lines as well. The Bond enthusiasts would recognize elements which would make their way in YOLT the next year, such as the massage place where OSS received a massage by a Japanese agent, a fight between OSS and a heavy going through the paper walls, the use of helicopters, and one would have to assume Terrance Young's personal touch, a boat hidden inside a much larger yacht.

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    Stafford had the chance to be sharing the spotlight with the best leading lady yet, Marina Vlady delivering an excellent performance as the blackmailed American living in Tokyo, Eva Wilson.

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    The story was again very formulaic, OSS was sent to Tokyo to investigate the the mysterious bombing of an American station. Meeting with the chief officer in Tokyo, Babcock, they determined that one of their employees had leaked secret coordinates about the station. Eva Wilson explained that she had been blackmailed into doing so by a Japanese man who had likely drugged her and taken pictures of her and threatened to show her husband.

    OSS decides to use Miss Wilson to lure the villains into contacting her again. This time though she would be using a wire. However, much to OSS' surprise, Miss Wilson was filmed taking her microphone off on her own before climbing into a car with menacing Japanese men and had no idea the Americans were filming her. After meeting her husband John Wilson and having him tailed, it became clear to OSS that it was John Wilson who was using his wife to get information when a Japanese agent following John Wilson turned up shot.

    OSS had to ask Eva to bring a transmitter on board the villains's yacht to transmit signal and allow the Americans to find their next target. Young seems to have brought pieces of Thunderball to OSS!

    I found this entry quite enjoyable but not quite as good as the prior entry.
    I'll give this one a solid 7/10
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    Disneys Lady and Tramp II.....4/6 , better than expected.

    *RIP Home Alones old man Marley*
  • Posts: 110
    I just watched Global Metal by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen. It's a good watch.
  • LudsLuds MIA
    edited July 2011 Posts: 1,986
    Pas de roses pour OSS 117 (1968)

    After 2 "unofficial" and 4 official OSS 117 movies, a third unofficial movie is made without proper licensing, therefore the adaptation of Cinq Gars pour Singapour is made in 1967 without OSS 117, Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath. Director André Hunebelle decides that he can no longer wait for Frederick Stafford who's career has taken off in Italy, and decides to cast a 3rd OSS 117 actor. This time though, he dreams of taking his project to the US and earn a greater piece of pie. He decides to cast an American as OSS 117, and shoot the film entirely in English and to dub it for the French audience.

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    Bond fans will be surprised to learn that it was actor John Gavin, the same who would later be cast as James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever, before Connery was lured back. But it wasn't only Gavin who would later be a part of Bond's history, indeed, as main villain, well established International actor Curd Jürgens was cast, the same who would later play Karl Stromberg in TSWLM.

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    Robert Hossein who portrayed Dr. Sinn in Banco à Bangkok pour OSS 117 (1964) returns to portray yet another doctor and minor villain. And to my surprise, the movie had yet another Bond connection, and what a delight it was!

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    Sadly the lovely Luciana Paluzzi portrays only a minor character, a doctor held captive by the Major (Jürgens) who injects recruited killers with a virus which will kill them within 24h unless they receive the antidote 3 consecutive days. The story in this one is a very different affair, OSS has changed his face, a plastic surgeon has given him the looks of a known killer who has been secretly killed by the American services. OSS now taking place of the killer is "captured" and taken into custody. This is an elaborate trap for the "Organization", a secret group who organizes coups and assassinations to free him and request his services. OSS is indeed brought to the Major who explains that he must kill a man.

    Margaret Lee is rather forgettable as the main girl, the daughter of the man asking the "Organization" to kill his friend because the friend is about to reach a peace treaty between two nations which will cost him dearly.

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    As I understand, the movie was a disappointment with the French audience who was very unhappy with director Claude Foucaud who worked the entire film for André Hunebelle, to keep the English track and use subtitles for the first act of the film held in America. Due to the declining ratings, André Hunebelle decided to sell the rights of OSS to Pierre Kalfon who made a spoof, OSS prend des Vacances (1969) before the OSS made its way on the small screen in 1971 before disappearing until the latest spoofs were made in 2006 with new star Jean Dujardin.

    Gavin still managed an interesting performance, and after seeing this I have no doubt that he could have managed the role of Bond for a short period, perhaps 2-3 movies. So to anyone who wants to see him in a spy role and try to figure out what DAF could have been, this is the movie to look for!

    7/10
  • 001001
    Posts: 1,575
    Rising Sun (1993)
    Connery and Wesley Snipes star in this enjoyable crime mystery action film.
    7.7/10
  • 001001
    Posts: 1,575
    Get Him to the Greek (2010)
    Stupid comedy which is pretty average.
    5/10
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited July 2011 Posts: 13,311
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, wow, do I want Feinnes in Bond 23 or what!
  • edited July 2011 Posts: 423
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, wow, do I want Feinnes in Bond 23 or what!
    EEEOOOOOUUUUUUOOOOOAVADA KEDAVRA

    And Alan Rickman, he was phenomenal in Potter.

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