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My girlfriend has a habbit of goin into pound shops and buying them crap low budget dvd's

Normally i wouldnt mention them, But after the latest one she brought home, i feel i need to.

It's called Creatures from the Abyss.

It's the best worst film i've seen, Makes no sense..at all!!, The acting is so bad it makes big Moe on eastenders look like a thesp,

And the special Effects are one of funniest things you'll ever see.

The reason i'm mentioning this film though is beacuse unless you've seen a weird, mutant, fishman, that looks like a sock on someones hand have sex with a topless big breasted blonde....then you aint seen anything!.

Is this one of the Troma films? They used to have so dross - return of the toxic avenger etc. Then again, some of the late 70s & early 80s served up some shockingly bad films that are quite amusing these days. I remember one called 'Laserblast' on at the cinema, then seeing it years later on video and wondering why it was an 'X' at the time. Trying to think of a similar one called 'Incredible melting man' or something, was supposed to be horrific but just recall it as a fella wandering round with a bad rubber mask on.

Best worst films, clearly ace :-) They're actually far more memorable than some of the tankers around today.

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"Burn after reading" anyone?

Not really a big fans on the Coens TBH, they've made some great films - No Country, Big Lebwoski, Millers Crossing - but on the whole most were original, quirky, intermittently amusing or just average IMO.

Thought BAR was okay, say 6/10. Some good dialogue, funny scenes, well acted roles but as an overall film watchable, rather than enjoyable. Could do better.

Still can't wait for Quantum of Solace. Posters up in flicks for that REC remake, Quarantine - exact rip off of original cover too! Can't decide if want to watch the Bush film when it's out, bet it's a decent film about the doofus?

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I am not usually into subtitled films but the other night i watched `The curse of the golden flower` with Chow Yun-Fat and have to say i thought it was brilliant .At the moment it is on Sky movies and is well worth the watch,even more so if you have HD as it is one of the most colourful films i have seen.

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I saw the new Bond film yesterday. I have to say I loved it. It's a far more brutal affair than Casino Royale but it's extremely exciting and Craig's incarnation of the character is mesmerising. He plays him as rage-filled, unstoppable force of nature and frankly it makes for a highly satisfying spectacle.

I really can't see what the harsher critics have to moan about.

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Opinions are like assholes I guess.

Going to see it this coming Friday.

I do hope it's not going to be too like Bourne - Bond should have its own identity and not try to mimic other franchises. The guy in the Independent said it was, low on exposition and a series of mini-set pieces, swiftly moving onto the next one.

He also said it's moved on in terms of M's office, she has some horrible clinical office, and he pined for the old days of bernard Lee's oak-panelled job. I knwo what he means, and I really don't like M being played by a woman, M should be a crusty old bloke with a pipe. Well, perhaps not that stereotyped.

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Opinions are like assholes I guess.

Going to see it this coming Friday.

I do hope it's not going to be too like Bourne - Bond should have its own identity and not try to mimic other franchises. The guy in the Independent said it was, low on exposition and a series of mini-set pieces, swiftly moving onto the next one.

He also said it's moved on in terms of M's office, she has some horrible clinical office, and he pined for the old days of bernard Lee's oak-panelled job. I knwo what he means, and I really don't like M being played by a woman, M should be a crusty old bloke with a pipe. Well, perhaps not that stereotyped.

There is actually a scene with a plummy 'Old M' type in an anonymous wood panelled office.

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Good, and is it true that he wears a cardigan in this one?

Watched Thunderball last night, where they've upgraded the picture, you could see the make-up covering Connery's tattoos.

Obvious point about the new Bond film is the second unit director is Dan Bradley, stunt coordinator from the last two Bourne films, so there's clear parallels with all the action scenes. They've appointed a more character-driven director for this one and felt the film suffered a tad for it, it was like two films spliced into one at times (tended to overdo the parallel editing in the action scenes a bit also).

Despite being a massive Bond fan, I felt the film was good without being great, and just felt like there was something missing.

There were all the usual things one would expect, the style, the product placement, excellent cinematography, fab set pieces, stunning locations, but perhaps it suffered from Casino Royale being excellent in every aspect that QoS would always be somewhat of a let down? Also, when you look forward to films they often flatter to deceive.

It's not that it's not a great movie, it's just can't help feeling it could have done better - bit after the Lord Mayors Show/Mark Hughes thing. Plot was a touch confusing, haphazard and a few loops in it, although was good how brought the characters back and continued his underlying theme of revenge. All in all 7/10.

BTW - he does wear a cardigan - they changed all his wardrobe to Tom Ford for this movie - and very swish it is too. Then again, it retails at a cool Euro 1035 :o

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  • 2 weeks later...

Watched a selection of Disney previews at an industry event in Manchester yesterday. Animated 'Bolt' the superdog is the big one for February half term, the hamster steals it from start to finish, in 3D an 'all. Beverley Hills Chihuahua, Race to Witch Mountain, G Force, 'The Proposal' with Sandra Bullock looked funny, and the Pixar release 'Up' looks great, and 'Doubt' will probably get a gong for Meryl Streep.

The one for me ? They're making a version of 'A Christmas Carol' using motion capture (Polar Express) - Scrooge and all three Ghosts will be 'grabbed' by Jim Carey. The visuals we were handed were stunning.

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