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Eureka are releasing Paper Moon in the U.K in May. Great film!

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I'm so happy, only seen it the once and adored it.

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It's a truly timeless film.

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Clerks 2: very underrated. Some crap, but plenty of great scenes too. 3.5/5

It's certainly not a patch on the first 'Clerks', and I was a bit apprehensive going in, but it is a nice wrap up to the View Askewniverse, certainly a lot better than 'Jay & Silent Bob...'.

A Mallrats sequel is on the way. I enjoyed Clerks II, not least because of Rosario Dawson, who is sexy as fuck.

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I think other than 'Jay & Silent Bob...', 'Mallrats' is the weakest of the films, so I'm not too fussed about a sequel. In saying that it'd be interesting to see Jason Lee's character again if his material is as good as it is in the original, easily the biggest positive of that film.

Who knows though, maybe Smith has learned a bit more over the years and the acting won't be as wooden and direction won't be so amateurish.

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I haven't actually seen Jay & Silent Bob...in full, the bits and pieces I have seen didn't inspire much confidence. I like Mallrats, it's good fun. Too much Shannen Doherty, though. Personally, I'd prefer to see him make more films along the lines of Red State, which was a pleasant surprise. Which reminds me, I should watch Tusk.

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I like Mallrats, it's good fun. Too much Shannen Doherty, though.


There can NEVER be too much Shannen Doherty!

The only criticism I had for Mallrats is that there were too many characters introduced in the same way.

- I know who can help us with the next bit, and they're right over there!

The Jay & Silent Bob movie (And cartoon) just reaffirms that successful supporting characters don't neccesarily have what it takes to carry a film...

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I liked the Jay and Silent Bob film, although I must admit I was on the fence at first. It grew on me over time; ditto Mallrats.

Mallrats is quite poorly made from a technical standpoint, but it's fun because the dialogue is amusing and the cast are giving it their best against the odds. i.e lack of experience, amateurish direction etc.

It's a strange film in the sense that it doesn't really fit anywhere. It's too verbal to be a typical teen film, especially of its time, but it's too juvenile for adults. It's a studio film that's shot like an independent so there is a feeling of disconnect that's never resolved. Moreover, it's butt ugly to watch: the dated 90's fashion and tacky mall decor are a complete eyesore. It lacks the charming scrappy appeal of Clerks and just looks cheap rather than gritty.

Apparently before it was released the producers were calling it a 'smart Porky's' and they were expecting it to be a big hit. hah. It didn't exactly go as planned.

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Bitter Lake, the latest Adam Curtis is available on BBC iplayer for the rest of the year:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... itter-lake

It looks at the second half of the twentieth century and this century through the lens of our relationship with predominantly Afghanistan but also the Middle East in general- the Afghan king called in US engineers to modernise and dam/irrigate the country in the mid-50s. He narrates at the beginning that our leaders are telling us "simple stories that no longer make sense" about the world but this presumes that those stories ever "made sense" and to some extent it is what Curtis is doing in this doc. He uses lots of music and found footage/old newsreal or doc footage and there are long sections with no narration, sometimes several minutes. This draws perhaps one hour or so of content to two hours fifteen minutes, as much as I like his style this is simply too long. I did learn a fair amount about West/Middle East relations but would have prefered more on neoliberalism and the recent crash which is what I thought the doc was going to focus on more, I'd also have preferred more narrative content rather than a shorter doc with the existing content.

3.5/5

It is long and slow and "boring" and pretentious so Statters, you should like it.


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It doesn't sound like my kind of film.

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Watch it at quarter speed and you will love it.


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i don't just like any slow film mate ;)

I'm watching Pinocchio now, the Disney version. It's really good.

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Pinocchio is dark as fuck, traumatised me as a kid.


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It's tame compared to the book though.

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It's a traditional Italian tale isn't it? The original versions of most fairy tales was generally much darker than the bowdlerized versions know today.


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I really enjoyed the Disney Pinocchio as a kid; watched it a good hundred times. I would imagine that I'd still enjoy it.

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Saw Still Alice yesterday. Much like Dallas Buyers Club last year, it's got great performances, and a touching subject, but as a film isn't really anything spectacular.

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Into The Wild

I watch it yesterday with a couple of my housemates. The first time I saw it was years ago and remember thinking it was pretty good, but having watched it again yesterday I think I've decided it was just OK. There are some really moving moments and some breath-taking scenery, but in between the really dramatic moments it tends to be quite slow, I find. I do like the social elements touched on within the narration by McCandless' sister though.

I'll give it 3 fists, just about.

Bad Neighbours

The second time I've been forced to watch this over the past year or so. Absolute shite.

1 fist.

The Riot Club

A gritty drama about the 10 members of a dining society at Oxford uni, based loosely on the aesthetic of the Bullingdon Club. As hateful and utterly disgusting as the lead characters are (and there really isn't a likeable trait in any of them, save the central character Miles), great performances, a decent if slightly exaggerated to the point of unintentionally comic script, some funny gags and lots of suspense makes it great watching, if not always enjoyable. I also think it's an important film for people to see; these are the people who are running our country.

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