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Old 24.08.2009, 11:41
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Saw 'The Battle for Haditha' (2008) on DVD. It's set in Iraq and about a few Marines who shoot dead 24 men, women and children after a roadside bomb kills a Marine. Sad and realistic story that underscores how a war produces victims, losers and murderers all round.
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A few of Indy type movies that I quite liked

"World's greatest Dad" - Robin Williams (despite the name its not a movie for kids)
"The Management" - Jennifer Aniston
"Two lovers" - Joaquin Phoenix and Gwenyth Paltrow
I've never heard of these movies and they include some of my favourite actors especially Joaquin Phoenix, Thank you for these i'll give them a watch
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Old 28.08.2009, 10:31
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Re: Movie recommendations?

'Dogville' (2003), directed by Lars Von Trier; starring Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Chloe Sevigny, Ben Gazzara, Lauren Bacall, etc. Shot like a play with transparent walls and minimal props, it's a disturbing story about power, relative goodness, victimisation, community and so-called morality.
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Old 30.08.2009, 23:42
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Saw the movie The Good German on SF2 a couple of weeks ago and was surprisingly good. George Clooney and Kate Blanchett in black and white - works well with good atmosphere, acting and script. Bit cheesy at the end but other than that 8/10
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Old 31.08.2009, 13:20
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Re: Movie recommendations?

*The Walker*has to be one of the stand out movies I've seen in recent months, Woody Harrelson is really in fine form.

Neil Jordan's *The Brave one* with Jodie Foster was also rather good - saw it this weekend.
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I've saw the 'brave one' a while back and really enjoyed it Jodie Foster is really good in it, it's quite dark and has a good pace.

I saw 'two lovers' the other day, it's Joaquin Phoenix where he feels comfortable playing tormented, brooding characters. I watched him promoting the movie on Letterman afterwards and was taken back at what I saw, but I have a feeling there's more to this interview than you think, tell me what you think:

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Old 04.09.2009, 10:22
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Re: Movie recommendations?

What about Bruno?

Watched it last night and not really my cup of tea at all. Cringing in most parts but I admit to a few guilty giggles. i wouldnt really recommend it. Ali G is still his best so far.
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Old 04.09.2009, 10:30
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Thanks for that. I too have always liked Mr. Pheonix and after seeing him in *The Village* a few years back, he sorts makes me feel a bit weak and light headed.

Interviews that actors have to do following a movie release must drive a lot of them nuts. It easier for him to go on Letterman and act the eejit, prevents a serious interview taking place and so he avoids having to talk about himself. He is lovely.
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Old 04.09.2009, 10:46
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What about Bruno?

Watched it last night and not really my cup of tea at all. Cringing in most parts but I admit to a few guilty giggles. i wouldnt really recommend it. Ali G is still his best so far.
Haven't seen Bruno yet? Yeah, know what you mean, it's difficult to sustain in a movie and often his stuff suits shorter clips on TV.

One of my favorites of him is his scene in *Sweeney Todd* really good.
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Old 04.09.2009, 10:59
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Burn After Reading

The Coen brothers' film about how a drinking problem turns into a major international mishap at the CIA. This challenges the perception of the CIA/Government as a sleek, sophisticated, competent organization. Also points out how they are only human. I think this could be classified as a black comedy of some sorts.

Good remedy for conspiracy theorists.
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Burn After Reading

The Coen brothers' film about how a drinking problem turns into a major international mishap at the CIA. This challenges the perception of the CIA/Government as a sleek, sophisticated, competent organization. Also points out how they are only human. I think this could be classified as a black comedy of some sorts.

Good remedy for conspiracy theorists.
Burn after reading is one of my favourite films by the coen brothers', Brad Pitt's character is great. I bet they had a lot of fun making it. I think the best part of there films is the characters, no wonder actors love working with them time and time again.
If you haven't seen any other films by them try fargo, the big lebowski, O brother, where art thou? and Barton fink. I need to give No country for old men another watch I didn't quite get into it.
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Old 04.09.2009, 14:42
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Limits of Control - Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch is not everyone's cup of cocoa, and for good reason. I love Jarmusch's films and I have to say this film left me speechless, it tore strips off me. I can't remember the last time a film left me with so much to think about.

Jarmusch has moved a big level up from cultural and enters the realm of metaphysics, asking questions about the very nature of existence.

It is one of those movies I feel compelled to watch again, carefully. Pay attention to every detail, every seemingly significant image and every conversation.

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Old 04.09.2009, 14:51
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Saw 'The Battle for Haditha' (2008) on DVD. It's set in Iraq and about a few Marines who shoot dead 24 men, women and children after a roadside bomb kills a Marine. Sad and realistic story that underscores how a war produces victims, losers and murderers all round.
"The Battle for Haditha" is actually a DocuDrama based on the real life Haditha Massacre, where Iraqi Civilians were killed in a firefight.
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:03
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I've saw the 'brave one' a while back and really enjoyed it Jodie Foster is really good in it, it's quite dark and has a good pace.

I saw 'two lovers' the other day, it's Joaquin Phoenix where he feels comfortable playing tormented, brooding characters. I watched him promoting the movie on Letterman afterwards and was taken back at what I saw, but I have a feeling there's more to this interview than you think, tell me what you think:


Maybe Mr Phoenix is really like that in person, maybe he was putting everyone on. I agree his talent is tremendous though. I used to work for the entertainment desk of a newspaper and a few of my colleagues have interviewed Tom Hanks and Ron Howard, who are the nicest and most professional people on this planet. They must have heard similar questions in press conferences and interviews all over the world a hundred times when they do promos but they treat every question like they've heard it for the first time. Apparently, they look you in the eye and respond to your query sincerely and the best they can.

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Thanks for that. I too have always liked Mr. Pheonix and after seeing him in *The Village* a few years back, he sorts makes me feel a bit weak and light headed.

Interviews that actors have to do following a movie release must drive a lot of them nuts. It easier for him to go on Letterman and act the eejit, prevents a serious interview taking place and so he avoids having to talk about himself. He is lovely.
Maybe but I think he might be doing a mockumentry, he has Casey Affleck following him at the moment which he says is for a documentry about an actor quiting the big screen to pursue a career in hip hop. It could be true but the way he acted on Letterman, falling off stage at a gig, his scruffy apperance and his superhero outfit for a shopping trip leaves a doubt in my mind.
I think he's pulling one big joke and we could see a similar Borat/Bruno type mocumentry from him which would be him going in a completly differant direction but seeing it's Joaquin I think it will be darker than the Sacha Baron Cohen movies. If so, good on him and I look forward to seeing it

I will be watching this with interest as I hope it is for a film/documentry and he hasn't given up acting or is on a downward spiral.
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Re: Movie recommendations?

The International - I love Tom Tykwer's movies (recommend Heaven if you haven't seen it)
Duplicity - OK
Sunshine cleaning - a cute independent movie
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Old 06.09.2009, 12:37
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'Son of Rambow' - funny and quirky tale about two boys, one from a broken home and the other from a strict Brethren family, who try to make a movie to enter a contest.
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Old 06.09.2009, 13:05
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Saw Bruno a while back and thought it was quite possibly thee worst movie I have ever seen. I didn't mind Borat that much, but this one I found extremely rude and stupid.

Saw Inglorious Basterds last night and thought it was pretty good. Although it was a little long. I also have a question, halfway through the movie there was a 15 minute break. Is this normal in Swiss theaters or was it just the movie I went to?

Some of my other faves:

Lucky Number Slevin
Bourne Trilogy
See No Evil Hear No Evil (comedy with Richard Pryor)
Brewster's Millions (comedy with Richard Pryor)
Fight Club
Rounders
Superbad
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Old 06.09.2009, 13:46
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Saw Bruno a while back and thought it was quite possibly thee worst movie I have ever seen. I didn't mind Borat that much, but this one I found extremely rude and stupid.

Saw Inglorious Basterds last night and thought it was pretty good. Although it was a little long. I also have a question, halfway through the movie there was a 15 minute break. Is this normal in Swiss theaters or was it just the movie I went to?

Some of my other faves:

Lucky Number Slevin
Bourne Trilogy
See No Evil Hear No Evil (comedy with Richard Pryor)
Brewster's Millions (comedy with Richard Pryor)
Fight Club
Rounders
Superbad

The movie intermission in Swiss cinemas is quite common. My other half and I found it so quaint that we've incorporated it into our DVD nights (to get ice-cream or some other dessert from the kitchen).

Are you an Edward Norton fan perchance?
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Old 06.09.2009, 14:01
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I might be yes.... ha yeah he's in a lot of great movies. Like Se7en as well. Some other great ones are:

Boondock Saints
The Departed
In Bruges
Revolver
Wedding Crashers

That's so weird to have an intermission. Nothing quite like making a two and a half hour movie longer. Guess I'll have to get used to it. Was seriously unimpressed with paying 17CHF to see the movie as well. Is this a normal price? This was the first one I've been to so far, it was at the Gotthard in Bern.
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