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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #120 on: November 10, 2009, 05:14:19 AM »
I'll agree (with the distributor!) and say that Tom and Jerry is not for kids! Nozt all of them anyway.

I remember when I was younger there was two sets of Tom and Jerry. The "regular" ones which played around 6pm (I suppose this is what most of us remember) and then different ones that would only play at 9pm! The latter ones were indeed more violent than the other ones and not entirely suitable for the younger ones.

The US release I own comes in three volumes. I forgot about the 3rd one, but volume 1 is for kids and volume 2 is labeled as not suitable for kids!

I daresay there is even a third  level of Tom & Jerry, which are the overly soft ones where they actually team up rather than fight each other :yucky:

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« Reply #121 on: November 10, 2009, 10:16:32 AM »
Hmm, Well, I guess its personal preference but i loved Tom and Jerry! and plenty of the other things that are supposed to be horrible and banned now.

my favourite episode of Tom and Jerry
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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #122 on: November 10, 2009, 07:11:59 PM »
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – 2005
Director – Shane Black
Running Time – 103 minutes
Stars - Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, sounds like
1. A strange porn film
2. A cheesy 70’s cop show.
Thankfully it’s none of the two. Although considering its a dark comedy with some classic film noir tendencies, following a private detective and in theory his partner maybe it’s closer to cheesy cop show they I originally though.

Narrated by small time criminal Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey-Jr) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, is the story of how a botched heist turns Harry in to a film actor, after accidently setting off an alarm Harry and his accomplice escape, only to be targeted with a gun, as the police arrive Harry’s accomplice is shot, Harry runs into a late night audition for a movie, with a strangely coincidental script Harry is offered the part.

Arriving at a Hollywood Party Harry is introduced to gay private investigator Perry (Val Kilmer) Perry is brought in to teach the ways of a private detective, at the party Harry bumps in to his dream girl, Harmony (Michelle Monaghan) although there is something familiar about her.

I really enjoyed this film, I love the fact that Harry breaks the fourth wall to explain what’s happening, I loved the story  and it has made me want to read the book, ill be hunting that out later.

As Val Kilmer’s character says “This is not good cop bad cop, this is fag and New Yorker” the chemistry between, Robert Downey - JR and Val Kilmer is perfect, this is by far the funniest role I’ve seen Kilmer in and my favourite Downey – Jr role.

A sequel is in the works and proposed release is 2010, both Kilmer and Downey – Jr are set to come back, I hope it’s as good as the original, and I hope it gets a wider release.

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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #123 on: November 10, 2009, 07:14:47 PM »
A sequel is in the works and proposed release is 2010, both Kilmer and Downey – Jr are set to come back, I hope it’s as good as the original, and I hope it gets a wider release.

Excellent news.  :dance:

There's a lot of love on this forum for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang...

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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #124 on: November 11, 2009, 07:35:04 AM »
Oooo...a sequel to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang?  Cool.  I hadn't heard about that.

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« Reply #125 on: November 11, 2009, 08:17:51 AM »

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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #126 on: November 11, 2009, 08:51:17 AM »
Ok.  I'll see it if it gets made. 

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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #127 on: November 11, 2009, 07:03:52 PM »
There's a lot of love on this forum for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang...

Although the manly people here also think that there should be a few more words about Michelle Monaghan in a KKBB review.  ;)

As for the sequel: the only thing I've found except Emma's link is an unsourced note in the Wikipedia entry for KKBB - which in an earlier version also claimed that MM already has turned down an offer to take part in it.

Personally, I think they should leave it alone. KKBB is a perfect little movie, no need to go Lethal Weapon on it.
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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #128 on: November 11, 2009, 08:26:57 PM »
I know you're right, Matthias, and the more I thought about it, the less feasible it is, but still, I can't help myself and want to see it. :laugh:

I remember you chastising me for calling Michelle "gorgeous" as it was too small a word. I called her gorgeous in my Gone Baby Gone review too, in which she was superb. Have you seen it yet?


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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #129 on: November 11, 2009, 08:31:44 PM »
I never seen Kiss Kiss Bang Bang yet.  :bag:
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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #130 on: November 11, 2009, 08:41:00 PM »
Although the manly people here also think that there should be a few more words about Michelle Monaghan in a KKBB review.  ;)


Gonna be honest  :P I was to busy seeing how awesome Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr were to notice her XD

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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #131 on: November 11, 2009, 08:49:50 PM »
I remember you chastising me for calling Michelle "gorgeous" as it was too small a word. I called her gorgeous in my Gone Baby Gone review too, in which she was superb. Have you seen it yet?

No, I haven't. I remember dismissing it, because the kid²napping story had no appeal to me. But as you noted, I even got Eagle Eye now, so I may still change my mind.
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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #132 on: November 11, 2009, 11:21:47 PM »
I remember you chastising me for calling Michelle "gorgeous" as it was too small a word. I called her gorgeous in my Gone Baby Gone review too, in which she was superb. Have you seen it yet?

No, I haven't. I remember dismissing it, because the kid²napping story had no appeal to me. But as you noted, I even got Eagle Eye now, so I may still change my mind.

Well, I can see why you'd be wary, and the kidnapping story is the weaker side, but it's worth bearing in mind that it's based on a book by Dennis Lehane who also did Mystic River and the forthcoming Shutter Island. Conventional, he is not. Gone Baby Gone takes a complicated turn I think you'd find intriguing.

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Re: Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat)
« Reply #133 on: November 12, 2009, 01:05:35 AM »
Gone Baby Gone is an amazing movie.  Not exactly happy...but very good.  Definitely worth watching.

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« Reply #134 on: November 13, 2009, 09:05:24 PM »
Fairly behind on my reviews and watching of films, trying to catch up now.