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10:56 am: There is a plan to go and see Persepolis at the Curzon Soho (on Shaftesbury Avenue near Dean Street) on Thursday at 19:10. Want to join us?

Saw Iron Man on Monday. It was magnificient - and that rare thing - a near uniformly critically-praised film which also took a huge opening weekend. And it wasn't just a special effects vehicle. There was acting and wit and stuff. Probably going to see it again at some point. Marvel Studios - this is the first film Marvel have made themselves - will be delighted - and have already set a date for a sequel (April 2010), along with dates for Thor (June 2010), Cap (May 2011) and Avengers (July 2011) movies.



Date:May 7th, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
Hugh Hefner was looking a bit rough. Plus the kidnap at the start did make me think "Mr Stark we wish you to make us a flying car" what with Pots as well (though obviously not Professor Pots).
Not a "turn off your brain" big dumb blockbuster experience and not afraid to laugh at itself without going overboard and turning into a parody
Hopefully Sams career will be rescued from the "i am the guy who is hired to say motherf**ker and nigger a lot in films" trough it's currently in ( i assume you stayed through the 15 minutes of credits (may be a slight exaggeration but only slight) for the sequel setup scene).
Problem with a Thor movie is trying to imagine how they can do it without making it into the superhero equivalent of 300 and its gay under er over tones though.
Date:May 7th, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)
Persepolis is good too btw. Rather dark at times despite the trailers concentrating on the humorous bits. Not as dark as "Reading Lolita in Tehran" though
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Date:May 7th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
Screw the Avengers, when's the Coagula movie?
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Date:May 7th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
Saw it too. It was indeed magnificent; far, far better than most superhero movies.
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Date:May 7th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
I join for the Persepolis. Yes.
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Date:May 7th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
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