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Old 07-28-2011, 07:55 PM   #10441 (permalink)
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^ Watch the series then, it's great.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:49 AM   #10442 (permalink)
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The Acid House (1998)

Well... that was something different. Definitely not Trainspotting 2 but it had its own charm to it. The accents were a lot thicker in this one though, so if you're unfamiliar with the Scottish accent and vernacular then you'll probably have a tough time with this one. I was catching every 7th or 8th word, and some sections were just a mess. If you're an Irvine Welsh fan then you owe it to yourself to give this one a look, but don't expect too much out of it.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:29 AM   #10443 (permalink)
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pretty good, except for the lull in the middle (generic action). i liked him better in the USO costume than the actual costume. Bucky Barnes has no costume. Hugo Weaving makes a mean Red Skull. 7.5/10

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Old 07-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #10444 (permalink)
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The Acid House (1998)

Well... that was something different. Definitely not Trainspotting 2 but it had its own charm to it. The accents were a lot thicker in this one though, so if you're unfamiliar with the Scottish accent and vernacular then you'll probably have a tough time with this one. I was catching every 7th or 8th word, and some sections were just a mess. If you're an Irvine Welsh fan then you owe it to yourself to give this one a look, but don't expect too much out of it.
Very much true to Welsh's vernacular than Trainspotting but it's a messy film. It perfectly encapsulates the book but I should imagine it would be best seen whilst on the same drugs as many of the characters.

Definitely worth a watch though. The director went on to make Gangster No. 1 and Lucky Number Slevin which are decent films too.
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Very much true to Welsh's vernacular than Trainspotting but it's a messy film. It perfectly encapsulates the book but I should imagine it would be best seen whilst on the same drugs as many of the characters.

Definitely worth a watch though. The director went on to make Gangster No. 1 and Lucky Number Slevin which are decent films too.
I was a little surprised that they used "A Soft Touch" as one of their stories and not "Eurotrash" which I think would have made a far better (and funnier) short story. It definitely feels more like an Irvine Welsh project, but he wrote the screen play so he had far more creative control over the dialogue. Definitely is a messy film though... but there's a certain charm to it that I can't help but at least admire.

The scene where Boab met God in the pub was so well done too, easily my favorite scene in the film.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:34 PM   #10446 (permalink)
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It was alright,standard enough Jason Statham vehicle.The 70's setting did a lot for it but on the whole fairly unmemorable stuff.

Gloriously enjoyable schlock.Very well directed and Spacek makes it work when it really shouldn't.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:45 PM   #10447 (permalink)
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pretty great. its use of colours and music created this hauntingly melancholy atmosphere. the dialogue at time was very sparse, and the cinematography is fantastic. 4/5
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:59 PM   #10448 (permalink)
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Cowboys & Aliens

Wow...I had major high hopes for this one. Not that it would be the next Oscar winner or anything, but that it might at least be cheesy or just outlandish enough to make it awesome, like "Snakes on a Plane" (yes, I loved that movie). It was neither outlandish or dramatic...it was just there. Nothing was explained, not even really half ass explained. The actors were neither fantastic or incredibly bad. The aliens seemed to be a mixed breed of animatronics from "District 9" and the "Alien" movies. Basically it was half-baked all around. Boo.
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^^I have no interest at all in watching that
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:53 PM   #10450 (permalink)
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This was a fantastic watch. It was very suspenseful and the soundtrack did so much for the suspense. I loved every minute of it, and when I saw the second monolith I nearly shit bricks. The ending was left ambiguous and open, making me wonder and keeping it stuck in my head. I love movies where things are left open ended because when you have movies that try and explain the mysteries of the universe/life it ends up stupid and contrived. Kubrick is an amazing director, I would put him over any of popular directors today.
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