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Re: Movie recommendations

Thrillers? ... how about Panic Room and then of course there is Saw 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 ... 99 (or whatever number it is up to).
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Old 03.12.2010, 21:20
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Re: Movie recommendations

Seen all of them! I am quite a movie buff (slash couch potato). My preference is for non-violent, psychological thrillers, but I don't mind gore (I managed to sit through Hostel I and II, even though they were a pile of crap).
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Old 09.12.2010, 18:06
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Re: Movie recommendations

We went and got The Pacific last weekend.

Overall, its a really great mini-series which deals with World War II, especially the Pacific Theater, is some detail. The series focuses on three main characters, John Basilone, Eugene Sledge and Robert Leckie.

The mini-series is great and focuses more on the characters and their life before, during and after the war and how they coped with it. Various famous battles from the War are recreated very honestly. Battle of Peleliu, especially, is very well presented.

Compared to Band of Brothers, the series is not as gripping, or at least I felt that way. Focus here is different and also the theater, which most people are not familiar with. Battle of Peleliu, for instance, is known as one of bloodiest battles for the entire war and also as one of the most controversial battles as far as the strategic importance of the island compared to the losses incurred.

Overall, a great watch for any fan of war movies/series in general.
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Old 09.12.2010, 19:42
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Re: Movie recommendations

'Departures', a Japanese film by Yojiro Takita. It's about a cellist who loses his job and inadvertently becomes assistant to an undertaker, someone who cleans and prepares a body in a ceremony for the last journey.
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Re: Movie recommendations

My 2 cents.

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005) is Zhang Yimou's feature about cultural displacement, loneliness, grief and symbolic reconciliation between a father and a son. Zhang's observant eye captures the idiosyncrasies of rural China and the heartbreak of one man's journey.

Ong Bak 1, 2 & 3 is as urbandictionary.com defines it http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...term=ong%20bak

Krzysztof Kieślowski's The Decalogue is a series of ten short films each based on the author's interpretation of the Ten Commandments, often ambiguous and contradictory. Some of Kieślowski scene's may be disturbing.

The first part, we see the director explore the first commandment in the power of faith versus human ingenuity. In one memorable scene, the young boy's aunt Irena demonstrates that faith is incarnated in the love we have for one another.

Decalogue Ep V (Thou shalt not kill) presents a haunting vision of brutality, pitting random coincidence against irresistible fate.

Kieślowski expanded Part V and VI into longer feature films using the same cast and altering the scripts. I've only seen 'A Short Film About Killing' and still looking for 'A Short Film About Love'.

Finally, 'Vier Minuten': genius, self-destruction, intelligent, discrimination, delinquency, youth, angst & Hannah Herzsprung. http://tinyurl.com/kwvmdg
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Re: Movie recommendations

I just saw Exit through the gift shop and found it brilliant.
A great movie about Street Art.

I am now wondering if it is real or if it is fake.
TBH Mr. Brainwash seemed genuine but I wouldn't banksy on it.
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Old 16.12.2010, 09:44
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Re: Movie recommendations

Took my girls to see Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Very good, much better than Prince Caspian (who, incidentally, has now lost his ridiculous accent).
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Old 22.12.2010, 13:06
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Re: Movie recommendations

Watched this movie,"Dear Mr Gacy" over the weekend and it got my head spinning.

Its based on the true story of a high school student who decided to correspond with a few of America's most prolific serial killers (namely Dahmer, Manson, Ramirez) as a school project. Out of these men, he developed the closest relationship with John Wayne Gacy - and it eventually led to regular phone calls and even a prison visit before Gacy was executed. Wont give too much away - enjoy.

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Re: Movie recommendations

Watch bollywood movie Mirch - It is very spicy & hot

http://moviesquare.net/movies/view/mirch

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Old 03.01.2011, 23:23
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I saw The Fighter while in the States last week. I would recommend it when it comes here. On the other hand - Little Fockers, not so much - save your 18 CHF.
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Old 04.01.2011, 16:41
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Re: Movie recommendations

Lovely Swiss movie Vitus, starring Teo Gheorghiu, a gifted young pianist.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478829/
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Old 04.01.2011, 18:06
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Re: Movie recommendations

MIL just recommended Hachiko: A Dog's Story - Richard Gere in a remake of a Japanese movie and directed by Lasse Hallstrom, who I always like.

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Old 04.01.2011, 21:44
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That's a good one - have tissues nearby.....

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Old 10.01.2011, 11:41
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I just saw Exit through the gift shop and found it brilliant.
A great movie about Street Art.

I am now wondering if it is real or if it is fake.
TBH Mr. Brainwash seemed genuine but I wouldn't banksy on it.
i say the material that mr brainwash captured, the interest in street art and and the space invaders-cousin-thing is for real. he met banksy or banksy heard about him n came up with that idea. and made that doc about that doc plus both invented mr.brainwash.

banksy=clever swine! genius of 21.century!
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Old 10.01.2011, 12:24
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Re: Movie recommendations

I watched Black Swan at the weekend. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0947798/
There's a huge amount of Oscar buzz around Natalie Portman's performance and the film is getting really good reviews all over the place, but.........I didn't really go too much on it, neither did Mrs Pat's Ex.

I found i couldn't care much for any of the characters and was kind of unsure what the film was meant to be saying (ballet makes you go crazy or something, I don't know).

Anyway, this thread is for recommendations and despite what i think you should see it anyway
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Old 10.01.2011, 22:30
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i say the material that mr brainwash captured, the interest in street art and and the space invaders-cousin-thing is for real.
But do you know that for a fact? That is what I thought when I saw the movie but then I started having doubts about it all being true.

For example if you look up Invader on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invader_%28artist%29
It states: "In 2010, he was one of the featured artists in the film Exit Through the Gift Shop in which it states he is a cousin of Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash)." not "He is the cousin of Thierry Guetta."
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Old 13.01.2011, 13:08
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Re: Movie recommendations

Here's another gem that we watched recently, featuring an all-star cast of Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis, Minnie Driver and Sam Rockwell (I find him incredibly sexy!). Another true story.

The human spirit is just incredible and our love for family really knows no bounds. We were both tearing by the end of it:

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Old 13.01.2011, 13:20
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Re: Movie recommendations

Was subjected to kids movie hell over Christmas but have to say Toy Story 3 has gone some way to changing my mind. Don't tell anyone but I almost cried when they were all holding hands facing the raging incinerator...*sob*. What's wrong with me?

And I fell a little bit in love with Spanish Buzz. Is that weird?
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Old 13.01.2011, 13:26
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Can't wait for this good popcorn flick.

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Old 13.01.2011, 13:39
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But do you know that for a fact? That is what I thought when I saw the movie but then I started having doubts about it all being true.

For example if you look up Invader on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invader_%28artist%29
It states: "In 2010, he was one of the featured artists in the film Exit Through the Gift Shop in which it states he is a cousin of Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash)." not "He is the cousin of Thierry Guetta."

i think nobody knows that for a fact and thats what it makes such an amazing film. i loved it.
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