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Well we have no idea what films he's actually seen and he's liked our suggestions so far so I don't really see the problem. I'm just not real good at going into detail about why he should see them.


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Some really fabulous suggestions here. When I get the time, I will have to make a list of the suggested films I have seen, since there are some of those.

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NotHughGrant wrote:
moviemkr7 wrote:
Running Scared (with Paul Walker...I think there's one with Billy Crystal or something. Haven't seen it)
Confession (2005 thriller with Chris Pine)
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Sinister
The Dreamers
This Film is Not Yet Rated
City Island
Hamlet (1996 Kenneth Branagh version)
Rome (HBO series)
The Client
The Descent
Fear (1996)
Single White Female
Ghost Ship

That ought to get you started...although I don't know how you can have an empty queue...Mine is always full.


Far be it for me to question another's tastes .... but Rome???

Hellfire, that programme is terrible!!


:o :o :o :o

I don't kin how to reply to that.

And the person who said The Square needs to have their head examined. That movie was dumb beyond belief and boring as he'll. five minutes isn't long enough to introduce one character, let alone 5

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And the person who said The Square needs to have their head examined. That movie was dumb beyond belief and boring as he'll. five minutes isn't long enough to introduce one character, let alone 5


*Furrows brow in confusion* The movie was 105 minutes long. I don't follow

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Here we are: A List of the recommended films I have seen.

Re-Animator
After Hours
Sisters
The Magnificent Ambersons
13 Assassins
Eyes Without a Face
Repo Man (1984)
Straw Dogs
Body Double
The Dreamers
This Film is Not Yet Rated
The Descent
The Place Beyond the Pines
Syriana (this was my pick for best film of 2005)
Once
50/50
City of God
Kinsey
The Wrestler
The Square
To Live
Le Trou

I did decide to add Re-Animator to my queue, since it is on Instant and I haven't seen in in well over 10 years.

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Here we are: A List of the recommended films I have seen.

Re-Animator
After Hours
Sisters
The Magnificent Ambersons
13 Assassins
Eyes Without a Face
Repo Man (1984)
Straw Dogs
Body Double
The Dreamers
This Film is Not Yet Rated
The Descent
The Place Beyond the Pines
Syriana (this was my pick for best film of 2005)
Once
50/50
City of God
Kinsey
The Wrestler
The Square
To Live
Le Trou

I did decide to add Re-Animator to my queue, since it is on Instant and I haven't seen in in well over 10 years.


Fuck my best three are gone!

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moviemkr7 wrote:
NotHughGrant wrote:
moviemkr7 wrote:
Running Scared (with Paul Walker...I think there's one with Billy Crystal or something. Haven't seen it)
Confession (2005 thriller with Chris Pine)
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Sinister
The Dreamers
This Film is Not Yet Rated
City Island
Hamlet (1996 Kenneth Branagh version)
Rome (HBO series)
The Client
The Descent
Fear (1996)
Single White Female
Ghost Ship

That ought to get you started...although I don't know how you can have an empty queue...Mine is always full.


Far be it for me to question another's tastes .... but Rome???

Hellfire, that programme is terrible!!


:o :o :o :o

I don't kin how to reply to that.

And the person who said The Square needs to have their head examined. That movie was dumb beyond belief and boring as he'll. five minutes isn't long enough to introduce one character, let alone 5


Are you being serious?

I remember watching Rome when it was first screened here back in 2005. Me and my mate at work were anticipating it, as it was billed (rather reductively) as Gladiator meets the Sopranos.

What we got was a slurry of pathetic dialogue and atrocious acting. We both came into work the day after the first 2 episodes were screened, and just looked at each other and laughed. It was that bad!

Perhaps in the meantime it's drastically improved. But those early episodes were just awful.

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I should explain myself here -

Rome 2005-2007 (RIP)

Few things in the history of Telly have been as bad as Rome. Let's start with the atrocious, lunatic-making dialogue, that feels like it's been pieced together from what was discarded from a Days of our Lives script.

And the characters are just silly. All of them played with such recklessly scant respect or regard for historical accuracy that you feel insulted as soon as they open their stupid mouths. The non-existent, comically alluded-to battles. The soap-opera level dramas that dominate every minute of their lives. It's like The Room, but without the earnest; because Rome is knowingly insulting the viewer. In a number of scenes, I actually think the actors are genuinely uncomfortable spouting the crap they've read in the script. It's just so terrible.

Even the scene construction is awful. I'm not sure what the bastion of waste BBC's exact involvement is in this abortion of a programme, but it has all the hallmarks of a typically expensive, yet also somehow cheap and nasty-looking set design we see in Dr Who and its evil offspring. Many scenes (in fact nearly all of them) are so badly constructed I can't help but laugh out loud.

And I'm not flaming and trolling here, because even though to my complete amazement, Rome seems quite well received online, it really is - pound-for-pound - one of the most dreadful pieces of TV I've ever seen.

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If we're going to suggest TV shows, I will submit my suggestion for Sherlock. Each installment is an hour and a half long, so it's basically a series of TV movies. It's well-cast and it's faithful to the spirit of Arthur Conan Doyle's books.

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I like Sherlock, and it is clever.

But strains to be a little too clever

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I will say I was a little disappointed with its take on The Hound of the Baskervilles, which is (or should have been) Watson's moment in the spotlight. Usually, the show is judicious in its liberties, but it went a little far out in this case.

Pleased as punch with its take on the characters, though, both lead and supporting. It brings across how they might come to associate with someone who isn't exactly literature's greatest people person.

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Just to be clear, that Rome review is for 1/11 of the show right? (I haven't seen the show btw)

Sherlock's middle chapter of each season is troublesome, but I thought the first and last episodes of each are great stuff.


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Ken wrote:
I will say I was a little disappointed with its take on The Hound of the Baskervilles, which is (or should have been) Watson's moment in the spotlight. Usually, the show is judicious in its liberties, but it went a little far out in this case.

Pleased as punch with its take on the characters, though, both lead and supporting. It brings across how they might come to associate with someone who isn't exactly literature's greatest people person.



The casting of ben "cumberbitch" (as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers described him on the Jonathan Ross Show) was truly inspired

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Just to be clear, that Rome review is for 1/11 of the show right? (I haven't seen the show btw)

Sherlock's middle chapter of each season is troublesome, but I thought the first and last episodes of each are great stuff.


Rome is fucking dreadful, full stop.

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I think people are being too harsh on Rome. I mean, I might understand it not being for everyone, but there are definitely worse shows out there. I, for one, thought it was quite good, although the second season was very hindered by the rush of its impending cancellation.

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I think people are being too harsh on Rome. I mean, I might understand it not being for everyone, but there are definitely worse shows out there. I, for one, thought it was quite good, although the second season was very hindered by the rush of its impending cancellation.


Agree completely.

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I appear to have walked into an alternate Universe where Rome is a respectable piece of television

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I appear to have walked into an alternate Universe where Rome is a respectable piece of television


If by alternate universe, you mean the normal one.

Rome has garnered mostly positive reviews.[33] Alessandra Stanley from The New York Times said: "But behind all that gritty squalor the glory that was Rome gets lost," while reviewing season 2.[34] Lisa Schwarzbaum from Entertainment Weekly gave season 2 a B and commented on the "spectacular" clothing design.[35] Sean Woods from Rolling Stone called the series "masterful" and "epic" and gave the series 3.5 out of 4.[36] Michael Ventre from Variety magazine was positive towards the series and was intrigued by the "complex" character of Atia of the Julii.[37] James Poniewozik from TIME magazine commented on the "slow start," but further stated that the series "draws you" to the ancient city of Rome.[38]
Empire magazine reviewer Helen O'Hara said: "Not as good-looking as Gladiator, perhaps, but richer in (reasonably accurate) history and texture," and gave season 1 of Rome four out of five stars.[39] Robert Bianco from USA Today called season 2 "the fall of Rome", commenting that season 2 was not as good as season 1 citing "off-key characterizations and plot absurdities".[40] Linda Stasi from The New York Post called herself a "slave" to the show.[41] Melanie McFarland from Seattle Post-Intelligencer called season 2 "at top of its form" and said it was as good as the former season.[42] Historian Robin Lane Fox, writing in The Guardian called the series "splendidly ambitious."[43] Eric Neigher from Slant Magazine called season 1 of Rome "good art."[44] Robert Abele from LA Weekly called it the "most lavish dramatic series yet" released by HBO.[44]

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NotHughGrant wrote:
I appear to have walked into an alternate Universe where Rome is a respectable piece of television


No. You've walked into a universe where some people will agree with you, and others won't. That's it.

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Won't, or don't?

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