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171. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

speaking of Christian Bale - Newsies is a great movie!

172. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Quoting beerman

Just watched the Robert Rodriguez Mariachi trilogy (again)...El Mariachi, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Great stuff, filled with love, morality, justice, and voluminous amounts of carnage.

Isn't Johnny Depp fantastic in Once upon a time in Mexico

173. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Isnt Johnny Depp fantastic FULL STOP!

174. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

and in his newest movie you get him and chocolate, the man is a genious !!!! he knows exactly what we want !!

175. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

This reminds me of Chocolat - starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche...can't resist the chocolates!!!Yum Yum! And Depp again swimming in the triumph of chocolate - with a factory even! (sure Joz will like it!)

176. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Just saw charlie and the chocolate factory, it was really fun, Jonny Depp is awesome in it and the sets are just like .wow. well done, I grew up with Dahl and would probably be a big critic for this film but It came out trumps!!

can I also throw super troopers into the melting pot?!! what funny one, also really reccomend Garden State, (good soundtrack too!!)

Skacoreuk, you have a spookily similar taste in films to me!! I was nodding my head to all of your posts!

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177. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

This reminds me of Chocolat - starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche...can't resist the chocolates!!!Yum Yum! And Depp again swimming in the triumph of chocolate - with a factory even! (sure Joz will like it!)

You are absolutly correct Lee! :)
Both of them!

178. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

This film will be coming on 15th in Malaysia. I wonder the moment I see the chocolates would be thinking of you...CC = Juliette Binoche??? Or chocolates = Joz???

Dilemma...
Lee

179. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

Augustus Gloob = Cupcake?????

I saw Charlie and the Chocolate factory last weekend, and it was great, really well done. And the kids are so annoying, I couldn't wait to see them gone... A typical Tim Burton movie.

My favourite scene was the one with the Squirrels (okay, I've got a thing for furry animals doing nasty things, but that's something else).

180. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Self confessed Burton fan here - saw it during the week and couldn't make up my mind.

I loved what Tim Burton did with it - visually it was great and it had that typical Burtonesque unease running just beneath the surface of everything, as if it was all suddenly going to turn into a terrible nightmare. Great!

I thought some of the acting was terrible (no, Johnny's not included in that! gasp!) It was nice to see our own David Kelly in there as Grandpa Joe, but it wasnt his finest hour (i thought).

I cant put my finger on it - I did like the movie, but there was just something lacking in it for me. Maybe, having LOVED the original as a child, it was hard not to keep comparing the two the whole time. At the same time, as I grew older, I always thought the original should have been treated more darkly - it was a little too saccarine - and, for that reason, I was really looking forward to Burton's remake.

It was difficult to figure out who the movie was for. The kids beside me in the cinema hated it! There was only one scene during which all the kids in the cinema laughed, and that was when Wonka walked into the glass door. Adults seemed to like it more...but I was left feeling a bit dissatisfied because it hovered on the cusp on being kids movie/adults movie. I did like it, but something in it just didnt work........

I'm confused about how I feel

Because it's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I think it's a must-see......after that you can make up your own mind.

(Interesting fact: Apparently Roald Dahl hated the original movie adaptation of the book. I wonder what he would think of this one.)