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DVDs and Films You Have Watched Recently 3 - The Final Insult

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Jaffa - I had no idea Make 'Em Laugh was done in one take, that's fantastic. As well as being really technically impressive, it also hits all its comedy marks which is no easy thing. I think I'm mainly befuddled by the way they're able to dance up and down steps in Good Morning without falling arse over Debbie Reynolds - even if it took multiple attempts...

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Tombstone - To me, the most enjoyable western ever made. I absolutely adore this movie, from Kilmer's magnificent performance as Doc Holliday to Kurt Russell's - admittedly cheesy, but goosebump inducing - 'Heck's coming with me!' monologue, to the 'Earp Vengeance Ride', to Michael Biehn channeling his psychotic Coffee character from the Abyss. Just a joy to watch from start to finish. I'm a man who loves Italian - and Italian inspired - Westerns and turn my nose up at most Hollywood attempts, but this - even 20 years after I first seen it as a wee 14 year old - is still my favourite Western ever.

I'd take a shot in the face from Kilmer, out of sheer respect for his performance in this.

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its sad to see some of the movies Kilmer's appeared in in recent years :( he did some quality stuff when he was younger.

 

I watched a horrid movie called 7 Below the other day that featured a bloated Kilmer in a glorified cameo :( he used to be great.

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its sad to see some of the movies Kilmer's appeared in in recent years :( he did some quality stuff when he was younger.

He was fantastic in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and showed signs of his old self in Bad Lieutenant, Felon and Kill the Irishman, but for the most part, since 1995 he's just phoned in his performances.

On a side note, I fucking hate people who eat soup and slurp the cunting thing and let the spoon clunk off their bastard teeth. Fuckin swine sitting opposite me in work.

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He was great in Wonderland as well.

 

Kilmer, that is, not the soup slurper.

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I'm on the sick for a bit, so I'll be looking at some films I've had about and not watched yet.

I may or may not succeed at this as much as I'd like, but I finally got around to watching Alien after the 4 film set was bought for me by my mate.

 

I really enjoyed it. It wasn't as good at building suspense as I was expecting, but my expectations here were very high, and some of the camera work in the switch from the dummy of the robot to the guy having his head through the table looked a a little ropey but over all it was an excellent film.

 

I really liked how it was just the one alien hunting them down and, for me, you saw the alien enough to not over build the reveal but didn't see it so much it lost mystique.

 

The only massive let down was Weaver getting her kit off and her clearly not being able to afford correctly fitting underwear which left an unattractive buttock cleavage and had her thighs looking like a bit of gammon tied up with string.

 

I'll try and watch Aliens when I can, which, for some reason, I expect to be more action film and less tension and what not.

 

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i always find it weird when an actor gets to the point where they just start appearing in any old crap, i mean Val Kilmer's still enough of a name that he can probably pick and choose good roles but is there like a studio contract that makes him appear in certain movies that get offered to him?

 

or is it simply a case of accepting an easy paycheque?

 

Cuba Gooding Jr. is another classic example of a hollywood fall from grace.

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Val Kilmer is even lower than that though he does loads of direct to dvd guff now that's even lower than Segal and Van Damme's stuff. He was playing Wyatt Earp in some direct to dvd Western last year.

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Val Kilmer is even lower than that though he does loads of direct to dvd guff now that's even lower than Segal and Van Damme's stuff. He was playing Wyatt Earp in some direct to dvd Western last year.

Was Kiss Kiss Bang Bang the last good film he was in, eight years ago?

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Watching Godfather Part II on film 4. Will never get tired of it. John Cazale really was something special.

Has anyone else ever seen the re-edited films put into chronological order. It was originally shown on tv and released on VHS. Adds a whole new dynamic to part 2 with it not being split between Pacino and De Niro and makes part 3 almost berable.

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Jaffa - I had no idea Make 'Em Laugh was done in one take, that's fantastic.

I'm not sure that's true, as the DVD extras mention how it took three days for him to film that sequence, after which he was hospitalised for exhaustion.

 

Each take would have been long - possibly even the entire sequence - though.

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Has anyone else ever seen the re-edited films put into chronological order. It was originally shown on tv and released on VHS. Adds a whole new dynamic to part 2 with it not being split between Pacino and De Niro and makes part 3 almost berable.

 

That sounds awful on paper. The narrative structure of Pt 2 is what makes it the greatest film of all time (cue discussion).

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I bought the VHS at Uni and I accidentally got the chronological one. I had never even seen 2 or 3 at that point and was massively confused.

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Did anyone watch Kill List on telly the other night (or any other time that matter)? Heard so many wildly different opinions on it and on paper it was the sort of thing I might enjoy so I was intrigued. I basically thought it was brilliant up until the last act...the dialogue and performances (particularly the lead) were totally authentic and convincing...terrific camera work and use of a daunting soundtrack...the slow build up of tension and foreboding was well handled and the violence was brilliantly brutal!

 

I just felt the last third let it down a bit as it sort of relied more and more on horror clich

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