"This is a clash of strategy. And of methods, culture and politics. This is a new-era rivalry. Not as ancient as the Ashes, or as passionate as India-Pakistan. Two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism, high self-opinion and a belief that being born in their country is superior to other births. This brings together a belligerent bunch of brats, bullies and braggers."
I wonder who these two countries are
I'm aware, but Spielberg's fingerprints were all over it. Granted that this was the intention, but still.
Super 8 was good enough to keep me entertained for the duration.
Can't wait to see Kate Beckensale in that outfit you mentioned Fusion.
If you'd watched the first, you'd have been silly to hope for anything above slight mirth.
"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." - Ambrose Bierce
Langeveldt: I of course blame their parents.. and unchecked immigration!
GingerFurball: He's Austrian, they tend to produce the odd ****ed up individual
Burgey: Be careful dealing with neighbours whose cars don't have wheels but whose houses do.
Uppercut: Maybe I just need better strippers
Toby Jones is just great, think all the performances are excellent but his may be the best of the lot, still need to read the book.
Not too sure how I feel about TTSS. It was a good watch with great acting, but it's got nothing on the book.
Pretty much agree with cpr (as always).
I really enjoyed it, Oldman was immense in it.
I ended up getting dragged to watch The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by the girlfriend, never got round to watching the original series of films but this had me glued from start to finish,well worth going to, very dialogue driven movie with a brilliant cast and the muisIcal score was brilliant. Friends say, for a change this version improved on the Swedish original, which I'm going to have to get round to watch soon.
Watched Dead Mans Shoes again last night, haven't seen it for a few years, what a ****ing film, highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it.
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Paddy Considine Is close to a deity. still need to see Tyrannosaur, have only heard good things.
The problem is, when you've seen Alec Guinness do it, Oldmans got no chance....
I felt Oldman was too angsty, too driven, too forceful for Smiley.... His character's greatest strength was his silence, and his ability to draw your knowledge out of you, mainly through empathy and getting you to open up. His greatest moments were when he was just sat, thinking. Hence why the Karla meeting is such a key moment, the one time he shows weakness and opens himself to his only equal.
Certainly don't see the Oscar nomination in the performance. Guess its been a quiet year.
Cant remember if i said it, but watched The Guard the other night... Guess a sweary racist isn't the right character for an Oscar nod, but by god Gleeson was good. Also Mark Strong is guaranteed to appear in every British film nowadays, it seems. Not a bad thing mind.
Mark Strong is a great actor and I always enjoy his work.
One British actor whom I haven't seen in a recent film is Jeremy Northam, and he looks a lot like Mark Nicholas.
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