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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:37 pm    Post subject: Severance (2006), watch it Reply with quote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severance_(film)

Funny, horror. Not a spoof or lowblow comedy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A British-German horror/comedy. Hopefully the Brits did the comedy part and the Germans did the horror part.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severance_%28film%29 <--- see how to do this, Mr. Link Fail?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A British-German horror/comedy. Hopefully the Brits did the comedy part and the Germans did the horror part.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
A British-German horror/comedy. Hopefully the Brits did the comedy part and the Germans did the horror part.
Yes, they did. Do watch.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severance_%28film%29 <--- see how to do this, Mr. Link Fail?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's discourteous. You're saying, "my not having to make ten extra keystrokes is more valuable than everybody who clicks on this link being sent to the wrong site, and having to hunt for the correct site and then click on the link".
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry I'm being discourteous. I'll have properly formated links next time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
I'm sorry I'm being discourteous. I'll have properly formated links next time.

You are a gentleman and a scholar.

Edit: Oh, now that I actually read the information at the link, I've seen this movie.

It wasn't bad, except I do recall it being filled with stupid cliche's that would appeal to Northwest European or North American urbanite "knowledge workers" (i.e., entry-level yuppies): managers are stupid, pretty girls sleep their way to the top, druggies are hapless, arms manufacturers deserve a fate worse than death, Eastern European people are creepy and have skeletons in the closet from Communism, women can actually fight and handle life-threatening situations better than men, etc.)

I also recall it being a bit slow-moving at times and somewhat inept at managing the viewer's fear level, but it did have a somewhat credible and unusual back-story, it had characters I could identify with, and it was sufficiently humorous and gory in a few places to be entertaining.

It's also one of those films where you're saying, "Oh my god, they're so stupid! Why don't they just do x, y, x?!", or, "No, idiot! You don't eat a 'meat pie' you just happen to find laying around in an old abandoned mental hospital!" It requires some Coleridgian "willing suspension of disbelief". I did watch the whole thing, although I have a vague recollection of feeling just a bit robbed of my time at the end.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, that is not the impression I got. Yes, the manager was stupid. But the speech he gave later on at the dinner table, the guy finding the pie etc was a laugh riot.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have forgotten most of it. I remember it being entertaining but a little "off", like they didn't spend enough on editing, to get the comic and fear-building timing right.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch it again. It was funny and scary and a 90min movie, which was quite quick paced.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I will.
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