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  • Comment number 26. Posted by n1gmat1c

    on 22 Jan 2009 20:36

    Hi Mark,

    I watched a movie years ago, but have no idea what it is called. I remember John Lithgow stomping on a girl in a carpark and being absolutely terrified. Other people remember it from around the same time, but no one knows what it is called.

    Does it sound familiar?

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  • Comment number 25. Posted by Theragpicker

    on 20 Jan 2009 18:30

    Doctor K,

    Having heard you comment on existentialism in various films over the last few years, I was wondering what your thoughts are on the David O'Russell "Existential Comedy" I Heart Huckabees? Did you see it as a valiant attempt to mix many an existential idea into a satisying and entertaining picture, or did you think it was a load of complete and utter pretentious arse?

    Many Thanks,

    The Ragpicker.

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  • Comment number 24. Posted by SidneyDee

    on 20 Jan 2009 11:18

    Dear Doctor,

    Just a small query in regards to your top movies – where does Blade Runner fall in your list? I assumed (years ago)that given you created "On the Edge of Blade Runner" that it may have been a film that you obsessed about (a little). Must agree with you on "Silent Running" and "It's a Wonderful Life"!

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  • Comment number 23. Posted by nexussix

    on 15 Jan 2009 11:28

    Hi Mark,

    Why is it so hard to get British films distributed? I am in a British film called The Hide directed by Marek Losey (Grandson of Joseph)which has been to Dinard British Film Festival. Philip French watched the film there and said it was 'Pinteresque' and possibly the best film there. Yet still we cant get a distributor to release it? They say they dont know how to mae money from the film!? Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated Mark as we are running out of ideas.

    Another desperate actor!!!

    p.s. Why not come along to a screening?

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  • Comment number 22. Posted by Matt K

    on 15 Jan 2009 11:17

    I've been a huge fan since the documentary you fronted on the 'French Connection' special ed. dvd and always enjoy your rants and periodic pearls of wisdom. I'm a sucker for subtitled movies (particularly the covers of Tinto Brass dvd's) but quite recently moved to Japan where, as you'd expect, foreign language movies are subtitled in Japanese. As my Romanian/Czech/Swedish is a little rusty, this means I'm denied my regular fix of art house fare and am forced to enjoy my vices second-hand via your weekly podcast and web-site.
    I would be interested to know what are your 3 favourite Japanese movies of all time. My favourites are 'Onibaba' and 'Kwaidan', but I'm looking to further indulge my Japanophilia with some trusted recommendations.
    (By the way, I'm the twit who keeps hassling you to join the: 'Friedkin's 'Sorcerer' is better than Clouzot's 'The Wages of Fear' group on Facebook. Not that you ever bother with Facebook. Resistance is futile...)

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  • Comment number 21. Posted by redsleepingrichey

    on 12 Jan 2009 17:28

    1 minute and 38 seconds into this clip...
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7823611.stm

    Is it me, or is Brad Pitt beginning to sport the Kermode hair?

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  • Comment number 20. Posted by Philip Hardy

    on 12 Jan 2009 00:24

    Mark Kermode.

    How do you wash DAX RED out of your hair again? I like the hold but it's a little unforgiving.

    ALSO

    There was a film about a kid meeting one of the last surviving crew members of 'Citizen Kane' which sounded really interesting but i forgot the title. PLEASE HELP.

    THANKS.
    Philip Hardy.
    Awaiting BA Hons in Film.

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  • Comment number 19. Posted by Wintera

    on 11 Jan 2009 19:49

    Sorry but I must disagree with the earlier post about Sex and the City. One of my closest friends was a HUGE fan of the tv show, but she hated the movie with a passion, and thought it was a real let down. She is currently studying Quantum Physics so she's no dummy either!! : ) I didn't go with her to see it, even though I enjoyed many episodes of the tv series, because I couldn't in all good consciencenes go after hearing Mark's review.

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by hondog100

    on 11 Jan 2009 19:27

    Hi Mark,
    Watched Transporter 3 last night, thought the "i'm not the gay" line was probably the most i've laughed in the cinema since I can remember. However, it seems you neglected to mention the overt use of romanticism over food portrayed in the film. It seems that writer Luc Beeson feels it necessary to characterize Statham and his female co-star over extensive dialogue concerning various dishes. By the end of the film it felt as though Gordon Ramsey was going to jump out and battle the main protagonist in another wildly over the top set-piece. Perhaps Ramsey could act as a villian to end all in the 4th installment. One can only speculate at the thought of Statham covering his manly torso in olive oil as he battles Ramsey in the final scene. But hey...maybe im getting ahead of myself.

    BEST SCREENPLAY: IN BRUGES!!!

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  • Comment number 17. Posted by smashingsupertrooper

    on 11 Jan 2009 15:06

    I’m quite late to the Sex and the City debate, but I think it’s worth putting a pro comment on this blog anyway. I went to see Sex and the City with a friend and we both enjoyed it. We are confident we are not stupid. It’s simple, those who liked the film used to enjoy the TV show. Those who hate the film didn’t watch the show. Mark, I think the reason people accuse you and other film critics of sexism is that you are able to say that a mediocre action film (say Indiana Jones which came out in the same month as Sex and the City) cashing in on a franchise is ok, but if you go and see SATC you’re stupid. You liked Casino Royale despite the in-your-face product placement, but in SATC it is amoral. This is one of the few occasions where I am glad the viewing public ignored you and the film stayed top of the charts for weeks. Roll on 2011 for SATC II!

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