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I am building up my bluray collection at the minute

over the last few days I have bought

the alien anthology £10

x-men quadrilogy £10

lethal weapon collection £15

land of the dead £5

today I have watched alien, aliens, lethal weapon and half of the amityville horror 3D

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Watched Black Swan yesterday. Thought it was really, really, really awful, Like, 'Barb Wire' awful. The characters could have been cardboard cutouts, the plot was insipid and the only bit I got any enjoyment out of was chuckling at the naffness of Portman's legs being bent backwards. Visual yawnfest too, which (bearing in mind the hype) I found very surprising. Worst film I've watched this year, certainly.

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That's harsh mate, I really enjoyed it. I thought the pacing and building tension was spot on, something the director is notably good at. Acting was fine for me and that little lesbian scene was a dream come true.

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I also just watched my 'worst film of the year'. Super 8.

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That's harsh mate, I really enjoyed it. I thought the pacing and building tension was spot on, something the director is notably good at. Acting was fine for me and that little lesbian scene was a dream come true.
I was as surprised as you! I'd heard really good things about it from people who's opinion I'd (up until now :)) trusted, I'm a big fan of Cassel and I loved The Wrestler. Nope, not even Kunis on Portman action was consolation. Hell, the missus hated it and she loves anything to do with Swan Lake.

It's Billy Elliot, only shit and with schizophrenic lesbians instead of Geordies.

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Black Swan is a great film. It's a shrieking homage to a load of 70s psychological horror films.

I do agree that some of the effects a bit ropey though - I rewatched it the other night and noticed that it looked a little rough. Still an enjoyable mad romp though.

Super 8 I can understand someone disliking. I thought it was alright but full of little annoyances.

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Also, new Bond teaser today

Skyfall

That looks great. Blowing away Quantum of Solace and it's only about 90 second long.

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I loved Black Swan. I was absolutely gripped to it the first time watching, edge of your seat stuff for me.

Was one of my favourite films last year.

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JJ Abrams needs to up his game. He's in danger of becoming a parody of himself. His films are all a variation on a theme and his penchant for treating his audiences with contempt (w.r.t. 'reveals') is becoming tiring.

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I think Abrams became a parody of himself a while back, which is a remarkably quick achievement.

What I find annoying about all of his stuff is that's all very... 'flash'. It seems to lack substance somehow. Super 8 was a riff on all of Spielbergs 70/80s stuff but you have to stop sort of calling it an homage to those films because it's such a cynical piece of work. He knows how to make a film 'well' but he lacks something constantly.

The next Star Trek might be interesting.

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I'd have watched it a lot sooner if it had been called 'Kunis and Portman get jiggy'.

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The next Star Trek might be interesting.

Rumoured to somehow involve Khan isn't it? No Montalban = no go.

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The next Star Trek might be interesting.

Rumoured to somehow involve Khan isn't it? No Montalban = no go.

I've heard that rumour but not sure what the truth is. Benedict Cumberbatch is playing the villain, however it is, though.

Won't be his only villainous role this year.

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Watched "Casino" for the first time yesterday.

Brilliant.

Great film. As good as Goodfellas is, I think Casino is slightly better IMO.

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Bought 'The Guard' and 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes'. Seen neither.

Cheers for that update :lol:

Nah, both are good films. The Guard is very funny, and ROTPOTA is just pretty solid really.

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I love both though I think the Guard slightly suffers from not being consistent in choosing humour / drama, it jars the narrative a little but still a great film. ROTPOTA is good fun!

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