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61. Posted by Monkeypod (Budding Member, 53 posts) 13 Oct '09 09:13

I saw DED SNO this week to - it was great to see some teens with a bit of initiative!

Also saw Zombieland last night - that was awsome go see it

62. Posted by HngryTrvlr (Budding Member, 56 posts) 26 Oct '09 10:49

I just watched Paranormal Activity over the weekend and must say it was the scariest movie I've watched in years!!! It's different then scary movies that come out now. There's no in your face violence with blood and guts spewing everywhere. I live horror movies that are more psychological. Stays in your head and imagination for a night or two. While it's not as scary as my number one scary movie, The Exorcist, Paranormal did have me sleep with the light on that first night.

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64. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive, 1447 posts) 19 Feb '10 08:03

Going through my el cheapo Bali DVD's and found -

The Proposition - Oz western with Guy Pierce and Ray Winstone - pretty violent but very good

Perfume - Dustin Hoffman and Alan Rickman - a very twisted tale but a visual delight

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66. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 4 Apr '11 12:31

Just watched "Pirate Radio" with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, Jack Davenport and Emma Thompson (small but great appearance by Thompson). Plus a bunch of other actors who were really good and really funny.

Based on a true story of a pirate radio vessel anchored in the North Sea during 1966. For anyone remembering the 60s, the soundtrack is great. They did include a few 'newer' selections but still well worth it. For me, worth it enough we watched it two nights in a row.

67. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 30 Jan '12 14:12

Before this tread was started, there was another movie-related thread over here. (It's still 'here' but in the archives - way in the archives.) In that thread, the movie 'Zeitgeist' was mentioned. It was originally to be a performance piece (which is obvious by it's beginning segments). At that time, I put it on our NetFlix queue and that was about 1.5-2 years ago. It was filmed in 2007, though the film makers updated it in 2010. It has just become available via NetFlix. (We received it as a DVD rather than streaming.)

It begins with the origins of organized religions and weaves a web through history that ends with the aftermath of September 11th. We literally watched it twice over two days as it is fascinating the connections that are made. Whether you believe any of it, or none of it, I was impressed at the amount of work that went into creating this film.

There is also a 220 page PDF companion text available. It is only viewable online. Both of us tried downloading it to our computers with no luck. :(

68. Posted by Cleminou (Budding Member, 6 posts) 7 Feb '12 10:00

Quoting Isadora

Just watched "Pirate Radio" with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, Jack Davenport and Emma Thompson (small but great appearance by Thompson). Plus a bunch of other actors who were really good and really funny.

Based on a true story of a pirate radio vessel anchored in the North Sea during 1966. For anyone remembering the 60s, the soundtrack is great. They did include a few 'newer' selections but still well worth it. For me, worth it enough we watched it two nights in a row.

I love that movie! Both the actors and the story are great and the music is so fantastic I bought the soundtrack :) Also, a funny fact about it is its different titles: its original name, in the UK, is The Boat That Rocked, in North America they call it Pirate Radio and in France it's Good Morning England^^ I always find it funny when they "translate" an English title into another English title for the French audience. They do it pretty often too and I never get why they go through all the trouble of changing it if they're gonna keep an English title...

69. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 7 Feb '12 12:45

Quoting Cleminou

Quoting Isadora

Just watched "Pirate Radio" with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, Jack Davenport and Emma Thompson (small but great appearance by Thompson). Plus a bunch of other actors who were really good and really funny.

Based on a true story of a pirate radio vessel anchored in the North Sea during 1966. For anyone remembering the 60s, the soundtrack is great. They did include a few 'newer' selections but still well worth it. For me, worth it enough we watched it two nights in a row.

I love that movie! Both the actors and the story are great and the music is so fantastic I bought the soundtrack :) Also, a funny fact about it is its different titles: its original name, in the UK, is The Boat That Rocked, in North America they call it Pirate Radio and in France it's Good Morning England^^ I always find it funny when they "translate" an English title into another English title for the French audience. They do it pretty often too and I never get why they go through all the trouble of changing it if they're gonna keep an English title...

HAHAHA!! I agree but I believe it has something to do with the licensing issues. The US and France have some strange laws about movie and CD/record titles.

We received it through Netflix and then I received the movie as a Christmas gift. I now have an iTunes gift certificate and probably going to use it to download the soundtrack. Love Rhys Ifans as Gavin in the S. American bar doing Mick Jagger. I also will NOT be jumping off any mast to prove 'my balls are bigger than yours' because I'm not male and I'm way too old. Regardless, great flik!!!! I'm also old enough, I remember the stories about the pirate radio stations.

(ps:There are a couple of songs in the movie that came out after the pirate radio stations were shut down and became part of the on-land broadcast media.)

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