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The last movie that I saw that is worth mentioning was TAKEN starring Liam Neeson a former CIA agent whose daughter was taken by sex traffickers.
Great entertainment value - I was glued to my seat right till the very end!
I guess when they phoned around trying to find someone to star in this film, Jason Statham was out. Not a bad movie, but Liam Neeson? Guess he has to pay his mortgage.
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Old 03.06.2009, 19:17
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The synopsis of 'Taken' reminded me of 'Trade' (2007), starring Kevin Kline, which I saw on DVD recently. It's about a Mexican teen being forced to cross illegally into the US to be auctioned off on the Internet to paedophiles. Her brother searches for her and an American cop he runs into helps him. A couple of scenes are implausible but overall the story is not bad.
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Old 03.06.2009, 19:29
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I enjoyed Taken also. Im not a big trekkie but I thought the lates start trek film was great.
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Old 03.06.2009, 19:59
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The synopsis of 'Taken' reminded me of 'Trade' (2007), starring Kevin Kline, which I saw on DVD recently. It's about a Mexican teen being forced to cross illegally into the US to be auctioned off on the Internet to paedophiles. Her brother searches for her and an American cop he runs into helps him. A couple of scenes are implausible but overall the story is not bad.
I watched the last part of this the other day, brutal
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Old 04.06.2009, 09:28
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Re: Movie recommendations?

I started watching but switched it off after the first twenty minutes, mainly due to the appalling acting of Liam Neeson and whoever was playing his daughter. Plus they spent the entire twenty minutes establishing a set up (divorced dad, trying to stay close to daughter, who will undoubtedly be "taken" by nasty foreigners leading to dad having to be all heroic) which could have been done in five. Dull.
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Old 04.06.2009, 11:01
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I started watching but switched it off after the first twenty minutes, mainly due to the appalling acting of Liam Neeson and whoever was playing his daughter. Plus they spent the entire twenty minutes establishing a set up (divorced dad, trying to stay close to daughter, who will undoubtedly be "taken" by nasty foreigners leading to dad having to be all heroic) which could have been done in five. Dull.
I missed that bit, wow i missed the boring bit, and watched the brutal bits
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Old 04.06.2009, 11:08
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its not a movie, but HBO mini series Generation Kill about marines in the iraq war, is very very well made and entertaining. seven one hour episodes.

oftentimes lately, i find that such quality television shows outshine the majority of movies around.
Agreed. Case in point : Band of Brothers. Of course if you haven't watched it already.
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Old 04.06.2009, 11:15
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Agreed. Case in point : Band of Brothers. Of course if you haven't watched it already.
My husband never watches films twice on purpose, but he his at the moment in the middle of watching these on DVD again, so must be very good.
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Old 04.06.2009, 11:47
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Agreed. Case in point : Band of Brothers. Of course if you haven't watched it already.
Just to reinforce your point...

The Wire... Absolutely fantastic show. 5 seasons. 13 1 hour episodes per season. And HBO again, so there's no sugar coating...

Battlestar Galactica (the new one) - Surprisingly great show, which got a lot of stick for dealing with certain issues which were hitting a little close to home (ie. Insurgency, Suicide bombing, occupation, overwhelming terrorist attacks).
The only problem is it's technically Science Fiction, but if you can suspend your disbelief for 1 hour, then I'd recommend you watch the Miniseries. It's quite impressive.

On another note, the producers of Band of Brothers are at it again, this time focusing on the exploits of the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, from Guadalcanal through to Iwo Jima. Unfortunately, the trailer for the show, called The Pacific, that was released has since been pulled, and I can't find it anywhere...
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Old 04.06.2009, 12:30
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On another note, the producers of Band of Brothers are at it again, this time focusing on the exploits of the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, from Guadalcanal through to Iwo Jima. Unfortunately, the trailer for the show, called The Pacific, that was released has since been pulled, and I can't find it anywhere...
I know man. I have been following up on this for a long, long time.
The wikipedia entry says it releases in March, 2010.
And I guess we will have to wait a few more months after that for the DVD release.
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My husband never watches films twice on purpose, but he his at the moment in the middle of watching these on DVD again, so must be very good.
They are. Really. Really. Good.
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Old 04.06.2009, 12:42
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They are. Really. Really. Good.
Have you read any of the books? Generally, Stephen E Ambrose's books are good, but there is a "America Saved The World" feel to them. Pegasus Bridge is a really good read and a fantastic story and The Victors is a bit more balanced than the rest.

I'm reading the David Kenyon Webster book at the moment...

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Old 04.06.2009, 12:57
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Agreed. Case in point : Band of Brothers. Of course if you haven't watched it already.
Or Rome - also very high-quality
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Old 05.06.2009, 16:07
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Or Rome - also very high-quality
Haven't gotten around to seeing it yet.
Will do.

Watched "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" yesterday night.
Although not among the best works of Kevin Smith, I loved the "BooBooKittyF*%@" part...still has me in splits when I think of it.
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Old 05.06.2009, 16:17
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I like films with quirky characters, such as 'Rare Birds' starring William Hurt and 'Everything Is Illuminated' starring Elijah Wood.
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I like films with quirky characters, such as 'Rare Birds' starring William Hurt and 'Everything Is Illuminated' starring Elijah Wood.
Me too.
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Old 05.06.2009, 16:29
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I like films with quirky characters, such as 'Rare Birds' starring William Hurt and 'Everything Is Illuminated' starring Elijah Wood.
Then I recommend "Wristcutters - A Love Story". Great little film...
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Then I recommend "Wristcutters - A Love Story". Great little film...
I second that. And add "Cashback" to that.
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I like films with quirky characters, such as 'Rare Birds' starring William Hurt and 'Everything Is Illuminated' starring Elijah Wood.
"Hard Candy" has some strange characters.
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TWILIGHT i watched it on blue ray over the weekend 3 times and loved it
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