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Tower Block

#1 Post by Yinster » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:05 pm

So....tonight SFF release tickets for this British film where we can see any showing on it's opening day. Ten minutes ago I didn't even know this film existed. After a quick google I have learnt it is British and written by James Moran about a tower block where there is a sniper killing each resident one by one. Question I ask is has anyone seen it and is it any good?
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#2 Post by AYBG » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:01 pm

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Directed by James Nunn, Ronnie Thompson
Starring: Sheridan Smith, Jack O'Connell and Ralph Brown

Plot: A year after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.

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#3 Post by Beate » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:44 am

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#4 Post by steve9872 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:46 pm

Just back from seeing this. The most likely to be popular 7.50pm screening had about 10 people in it.

This movie was full of serious plot holes which spoilt it for me.

The biggest was [spoiler]the sniper was only able to see one side of the building. Surely it was possible to access apartments on the other side of the building, break those windows and hang out sheets with a single large letter on each which spelt out "HELP!"? Yet no effort was made to access that side of the building. At worst you could have started a fire on land outside the building simply by throwing flaming objects out. Its even possible to flash the lights in morse code ...---... SOS.[/spoiler]
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#5 Post by EthanRunt » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:13 pm

I enjoyed the film, thought it was nerve-wracking and well done.
The only problem was I didn't see the final few minutes when an argument led to a fight in the screen. Trocadero!

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#6 Post by McG » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:12 am

Like steve9872, I saw this on Friday but we had an audience of 15 in Paisley, which was a significant figure in the film, I think. (How many folk living on the top floor)
I was very surprised that there were not more folk there . . . strange . . . as it's also the local holiday weekend.
I did see some dreadful wholes in the plot but . . . I must admit, I liked the film and found I was almost sitting on the edge of my seat at times!
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#7 Post by stuartboy » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:18 am

Sounds like they could do with some more bums on seats - 10s and 15s? On a Friday night too! Pity they don't release some more tickets for tonight and tomorrow. I'd go.
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#8 Post by steve9872 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:15 pm

McG wrote:One big Rant though . . . just how long are the adverts pre the film? I thought they were going on forever! I was quite looking forward to seeing some previews but the adverts . . . . :X
We've all been spoilt by free previews with the movie starting at the start time. A pa*d for normal screening always has about 20 to 30 minutes of adverts and previews before the main feature starts.
Put simply, you p*y for the privelege of being bored stiff by the adverts.
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#9 Post by stuartboy » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:41 pm

steve9872 wrote:
McG wrote:One big Rant though . . . just how long are the adverts pre the film? I thought they were going on forever! I was quite looking forward to seeing some previews but the adverts . . . . :X
We've all been spoilt by free previews with the movie starting at the start time. A pa*d for normal screening always has about 20 to 30 minutes of adverts and previews before the main feature starts.
Put simply, you p*y for the privelege of being bored stiff by the adverts.
...or time your arrival for 20-30 mins after start time to avoid, but run risk of a crappy seat. I find it hard enough to avoid numb-bum scenario as it is without an extra 30 minutes of drivel.
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#10 Post by valda » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:43 pm

EthanRunt wrote:I enjoyed the film, thought it was nerve-wracking and well done.
The only problem was I didn't see the final few minutes when an argument led to a fight in the screen. Trocadero!
Nooooooo tell us about the fight!
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