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Old 08-14-2015, 07:05 AM   #1681
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What We Do in the Shadows.



I wanted to see it at the cinema, couldn't manage it for one reason or another. Then wanted it on DVD for ages, but had to wait until the price dropped. It wasn't big enough for people to buy it and then discard it at carboot sales, exchange electronic stores or charity shops. Found it with the wrong spelling on eBay (hahaha!) and almost made myself ill waiting to see if I was outbid. Obvs I wasn't... The seller was suitably disorganised though, and it's taken ages to get to me.

But I got it this morning and already gobbled it up.

If you can get it more easily than I can, do do do. It's totally bona.
New Zealand mockumentary about a house-sharing group of vampires. Comedy, but also a little bit of gore, genuine characters you feel for (it's a comedy and I still teared up?!) and one particularly terrifying moment - no more backpacks for me.

Antipodeans always do black comedy well IMO. And this is no exception. It's not as bittersweet as Muriel's Wedding, it's about vain, silly, male vampires. But if you approach it as a pure comedy, then you'll be surprised at the depth of feeling. Oh and when I say comedy, I mean of the Aussie/ Kiwi/ Brit style. No gags. Just reaction and situation. But the basgetti scene (for one) made me laugh out loud.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:29 AM   #1682
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It's a kiwi flick? Oh....for some reason i thought it was a euro film - I've avoided it because I am teh lazy with subtitles (Les Revenants being an honoourable exception) and kind of felt a little guilty about it, because the premise sounded great
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:40 AM   #1683
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See I have to have subtitles because of my hearing, so I've never had an issue with foreign films. I "read" a lot of what I watch when alone.
As in when I'm not asking the other person in the room "Which one is that again?" because two actors have the same style hair...
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:13 AM   #1684
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Yesterday I watched the fantastic four. I thought it would be giving the franchise the batman begins treatment, it gave it the Ben-10 treatment instead. The whole thing was barely watchable, even the script would probably make for a barely readable read - and you get the sense the actors felt the same while reading. Everything about this was so incredibly flat.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:32 AM   #1685
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That's a damn shame.
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:23 PM   #1686
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I went to the library and got the US version of Low Winter Sun...I had started watching it, but then fell behind. Then my DVR bit the dust. It's good, but incredibly dark. I can see why it only lasted the one season.
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:36 PM   #1687
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Just finished Terminator Genisys. Surprisingly good. Actually... Better then all the other ones. Feels somewhat inspired by The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:36 PM   #1688
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A couple nights ago I had the very good fortune to watch "The Dead Lands". This was the best movie I've seen this year. By a sight. Not a word of English. You have to read this movie. I'm going to watch it again with the subtitles off, since I already know the gist of the story. I found the acting to be very good. And the story kept you interested. It's a story of Maori tribal honor, and inter-tribal war.

8 out of 10



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Old 08-28-2015, 03:35 PM   #1689
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Twil and I watched Whiplash last week.

Ho.Lee.Shit.

What a tense movie! The menace, the tension from the imminent violence is palpable. I was exhausted after watching it. It was also entertaining in a rare way in that it was not very predictable. I like being surprised. Not startled, like BOO! and the bad guy jumps out of the shadows and chops the blonde's arm off. pfft. Believable suprises, that's movie gold right there. Whiplash has it and I give it my highest recommendation.
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Old 08-28-2015, 03:37 PM   #1690
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What We Do in the Shadows.



I wanted to see it at the cinema, couldn't manage it for one reason or another. Then wanted it on DVD for ages, but had to wait until the price dropped. It wasn't big enough for people to buy it and then discard it at carboot sales, exchange electronic stores or charity shops. Found it with the wrong spelling on eBay (hahaha!) and almost made myself ill waiting to see if I was outbid. Obvs I wasn't... The seller was suitably disorganised though, and it's taken ages to get to me.

But I got it this morning and already gobbled it up.

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New Zealand mockumentary about a house-sharing group of vampires. Comedy, but also a little bit of gore, genuine characters you feel for (it's a comedy and I still teared up?!) and one particularly terrifying moment - no more backpacks for me.

Antipodeans always do black comedy well IMO. And this is no exception. It's not as bittersweet as Muriel's Wedding, it's about vain, silly, male vampires. But if you approach it as a pure comedy, then you'll be surprised at the depth of feeling. Oh and when I say comedy, I mean of the Aussie/ Kiwi/ Brit style. No gags. Just reaction and situation. But the basgetti scene (for one) made me laugh out loud.
Watched it at the theater with SonofV. Loved it. I second all your motions. Go see it.
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:46 PM   #1691
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I watched "Deadpool" the other night.


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Old 05-18-2016, 12:55 PM   #1692
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Oh I loved Deadpool!
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:58 PM   #1693
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I wasn't real keen on that one. Maybe I just didn't get it.
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:14 AM   #1694
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Deadpool good.
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:42 PM   #1695
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I watched Hacksaw Ridge at my buddy's house a couple nights ago.

The story of Desmond Doss, a devout 7th Day Adventist, the first conscientious objector to win the Medal Of Honor as a combat medic, the only one in WWII.

This movie went from too-hokey-to-believe to brutal. Quick.

Good flick.

As a bonus, the dude reminds you of one Glatt, a lot (like @ 23 seconds into the trailer).



Desmond Doss was an absolutely Awesome People.
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