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Old 04-08-05, 01:11 PM
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3 Excellent Brit BLOKE Films well worth looking at ...

1
"The Firm" the best footie hoolie film of the 80s
Gary Oldman is superb
bexsy on yusefs older very angry brother ....
"I Dont Know How To Put this .....Nah....erm ...Can't....."
*launches a horrific head butt on his nose ........Blood /Snot flying everywhere *

more about it here....
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095158/

2
"Football Factory"
Another Classic Update of the footie hoolie film
Danny Dyer is the main star here but these 2 guys shine as real good actors
Frank Harper,SUPERB ...Tamer Hassan,CLASS the rant/ruck at the Kids Footie match is very funny
one good highlight is the taxi driver in this ...Jamie Foreman
more about it here....
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385705/

3
"Layer Cake"
A Very Good Brit Gangster Film
Daniel Craig (him of that wonderful drama ,"Our Friends In The North" ,Geordie)
this is a film about a a successful Drug Dealer who wants out ...
The sniper action in the park is 1st class
more here about the film ..
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375912/


well I have given you my 3 best brit films YOU MUST SEE ....

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Old 04-08-05, 03:25 PM
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Mike Bassett: England Manager

I've heard of Layer cake but not the other 2
Added The Firm to my Blockbuster Queue
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I read the novel Football Factory on a flight from London to Toronto. Great book. I hope the movie gets it "right", as they say.

Anything with Ricky Tomlinson - The man's the real thing.
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I haven't seen any of them. Can't say I fancy 1 or 2 either.

I'll recommend:

Gangster No. 1
Very grim and sharp. Features an outstanding, psychotic performance from Paul Bettany. Also features Malcolm McDowell delivering one of the finest lines ever used before a movie's opening credits (you know what I'm talking about if you've seen it ). Quality
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I saw a screening of Layer Cake back in December (with a Tamer Hassan Q&A...that man is a beast), and I'll strongly second that recommendation. Hopefully it gets a stateside release soon, I'd really like to see it again. I'm excited to see what Vaughn can do with a big project like X-3, because I was thoroughly impressed with this debut.

Other British imports worth seeing:

The overstated, but not overrated (IMO, that is) Guy Ritchie films: Snatch and Lock, Stock
Chris Nolan's debut effort, "Following"
..annnddd, the ever popular "Trainspotting"

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I absolutely loved Layer Cake, the UK DVD is stacked very nicely and Ive seen the US trailer and they sell it really well, although the print ads are atrocious, Craig all blown up holding a gun like some generic straight to video movie. I also agree on Gangster No.1, very gritty indeed, see that one for a great Malcolm McDowell and say away from I'LL Sleep When Im Dead, even if it has some great performances.
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Turns out Layer Cake is hitting theaters May 16th. Hoo-ah.

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Just watched Dead Man's Shoes.

Highly recommended if you can get a hold of it - nice mix of humor and revenge, with some surprisingly powerful scenes.
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Keep an eye out for Lexi Alexander's Hooligans. It's a bit like The Football Factory, but actually much better.
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just ordered football factory. it better be good, or i'll kill everybody
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You will love Gary Oldman in "The firm" .........this IS his best yet ,
Quote from Becksy
"Trust me or Im monkeys uncle.....ooooooh..ooohh (monkey woops) "

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I have read a lot of the hoolie fiction , an I must say they get it "well sorted" as a film...

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Gangster No. 1
an Excellent film ,a very underated performance from Jaime Foreman
"Sexy Beast" is another cracking film(I didnt know Ghandi was such a foul mouth ,lol)

Scott Weinberg
This film "Hooligans" sounds awful ,truely dreadful ,its a yank production , yep them that call footie ....SOCCER..lol
its got that lil dwarf Elijah Wood as the lead for Gods sake as the lead ,lol..lol
Its been slated in the UK as Rubbish
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Originally Posted by charley-farley
"Sexy Beast" is another cracking film(I didnt know Ghandi was such a foul mouth ,lol)
Yes, brilliant film. Truly an amazing performance from Ben Kingsley. Also incredible to watch Ray Winstone playing a mild character!
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well, The Football Factory is a very hard book to convert to film - the book is dense with inner character monologues and alot of story - the film while no where as good as the book, on it's own is very good, not great.

Frank Harper is as always (a personal favourite of current British actors) , great.
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talking about Ray Winstone ,one of his best I think was as Carling "Scum" 79 version ..the origional BeeB version 77 was more a play for today type film...
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Charley,

I've seen Hooligans. It actually won two awards at this year's SXSW Film Festival. You can read my review here if you like.

I can't speak for the "UK buzz," but I thought it was a pretty darn entertaining movie. And it seemed pretty interested in showing this culture with a decent amount of authenticity. Whether it did or not I can't say, but it worked for me.
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with up most respect to yourself ...

2 points
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it couldnt get a Distributor in the UK even the small ones (all FDA Members DUMPED IT ...)gave it a wide berth an said straight too DVD/Vid market

The Second lead ,Marc Warren ,Wonderful ...Actor been in loads of great plays /dramas
said after ,"Sometimes , you take a role , because it will further your career , or maybe the charactor is someone you really MUST play .........
then again you take a role for the money for your retirement , an you JUST KNOW THIS FILM WILL NEVER BE SHOWN ...,"

Unlike Jaws 4,lol
on pressed in an interview , he
warren found "The Goblin" =Elijah Wood , as a typical yank who lost his earthy actor roots for bullshit /pr /big trailer bollocks

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I saw this as the d/c ........its ok acted .....BUT a Brit Audience would hate a Troll as the LEAD

in 70 showing , 60 said it was awful/really shite
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Picked up Layer cake a couple of weeks ago. and another nod for Sexy Beast. Outstanding film all around.
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Football Factory and shawn of the dead rockedddddd, havent seen the others
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I alos recommend Dead Man's Shoes, although I say not to be too swayed by gushing brit critics calling it the next level of slasher films. I was expecting some kind of genre film, and while i got that, I also got a great and touching story.
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it couldnt get a Distributor in the UK even the small ones (all FDA Members DUMPED IT ...)gave it a wide berth an said straight too DVD/Vid market
Actually it will be released (maybe not generally) in the UK on 26th August, according to the official website:

http://www.hooligansthefilm.com/

Itís still lacking US distribution.

Sorry to hear Marc Warrenís a bit cool on it, I loved him to bits in Oliver Twist. Iím sure heís great in the flick anyway.

When the film was shown in Texas there were a few UK types who were able to see the film, and they seemed to like the film as much as the yanks (from the IMDB):

As an English ex-pat and a football fan, I went along to the Alamo Draft House hoping for the best but expecting the worst. I got the best. This film is simply brilliant and finally provides us with an accurate portrayal of life amongst the hooligans in a way The Football Factory or ID never did.
How much of a fangirl am I to register on DVD Talk just to argue with some lad about Hooligans? Still, DVDs are shiny and nice, so maybe I will stick around.
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"Bloke" films? Holy pigeonholing, Batman!
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