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Old 06.09.2009, 14:09
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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.
One art-house cinema we went to didn't have an intermission. And, yes, it's about CHF12 in Zug, CHF14 in Lucerne and CHF17 in Zurich (that was almost a year ago; don't know if prices have gone up). There are multiple pass offers which you might want to take up if you go at least once a month.
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Old 06.09.2009, 14:10
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Re: Movie recommendations?

We are all about hibernating on winter evenings with some films! Thanks for starting this thread!!

I haven't read all of the posts, so sorry if these overlap. Here are a few from my collection --

How about "Grand Torino" with Clint Eastwood, "Taken" with Liam Neeson, "Mama Mia", "Hunt for Red October", "27 Dresses", "Ocean's 11, 12 and 13", "Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2", "National Treasure 1 and 2", "Fever Pitch", "Love Actually", "Constantine", "Memoirs of a Geisha"

Also, the BBC made two amazing series - Planet Earth and the Blue Planet. If you like the Discovery Channel or National Geographic then these are just amazing. They have several discs each. Get them in BluRay if you have the tech.
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Old 06.09.2009, 15:20
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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

Boondock Saint II: All Saints Day is coming out soon...



Also watched Shooter again recently. Enjoyable Action/Thriller in the same kind of vein as The Bourne Identity.
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Old 06.09.2009, 15:30
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Re: Movie recommendations?

That looks pretty good! And yeah I liked Shooter as well
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Old 06.09.2009, 15:52
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Re: Movie recommendations?

If you enjoy satire, try "Thank You for Smoking" directed by Jason Reitman.

I thought "Man on Wire", a documentary about Philippe Petit's high-wire routine between the World Trade Center towers was entertaining.
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Old 06.09.2009, 16:13
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Also watched Shooter again recently. Enjoyable Action/Thriller in the same kind of vein as The Bourne Identity.

I like that Mark Wahlberg just says the lines and not tend to overact like Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt.
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Old 06.09.2009, 16:15
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If you enjoy satire, try "Thank You for Smoking" directed by Jason Reitman.

I thought "Man on Wire", a documentary about Philippe Petit's high-wire routine between the World Trade Center towers was entertaining.
I loved Man on Wire, but the end really disturbed me- the honesty of Phillipe Petit about how he enjoyed his success. Alos the effect that he had on his close friends. Amazing guy, but obviously not one to get emotionally involved with. He reminds me of the tower climber-Crazy French!
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Old 06.09.2009, 16:17
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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.
I usually like what Jim Jarmusch does (Dead Man apart) but I found this film very boring and slow.

It was after a day's work so maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind (tired) but still...
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Old 06.09.2009, 16:23
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"The Battle for Haditha" is actually a DocuDrama based on the real life Haditha Massacre, where Iraqi Civilians were killed in a firefight.
Yes great film that shows that war doesn't produce heroes only corpses...
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Old 06.09.2009, 16:28
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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.
I went to see this following good reviews but found it rather childish. A good movie to see if you go with kids but I wouldn't really recommend it for people who are over 15.
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Old 06.09.2009, 16:33
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I went to see this following good reviews but found it rather childish. A good movie to see if you go with kids but I wouldn't really recommend it for people who are over 15.

Oh, dear, my other half and I are over 40 and both enjoyed watching 'Son of Rambow'. Maybe we're childlike at heart or had rather repressed childhoods in which we were obligated to be goody-two-shoes.
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I loved Man on Wire, but the end really disturbed me- the honesty of Phillipe Petit about how he enjoyed his success. Alos the effect that he had on his close friends. Amazing guy, but obviously not one to get emotionally involved with. He reminds me of the tower climber-Crazy French!
Agreed Hoppy, certainly a selfish guy, but his honesty was refreshing!
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Old 06.09.2009, 16:39
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Oh, dear, my other half and I are over 40 and both enjoyed watching 'Son of Rambow'. Maybe we're childlike at heart or had rather repressed childhoods in which we were obligated to be goody-two-shoes.
Sorry didn't mean to be rude

I think my main problem was the stuff with the french exchange student, too caricatural for my liking.
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Old 06.09.2009, 16:40
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Dead Man's Shoes
Starring Paddy Considine. Fantastic film. Definitely recommended

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Old 07.09.2009, 00:12
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Rendition
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Old 11.09.2009, 21:53
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Just seen District 9. I am not usually into alien-type movies but this is quality!

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Old 11.09.2009, 22:00
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Cheers for that SR. I can't wait to see District 9, glad you thought it was good.
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Old 12.09.2009, 11:13
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Just seen District 9. I am not usually into alien-type movies but this is quality!

I logged in last night to look for a movie recommendation. See that this is a Peter Jackson file, I went with it.

I don't think there was one moment in the film when I was able to suspend disbelief. I have to say that I was somewhat disappointed.

But thanks for the recommendation nevertheless.
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Old 12.09.2009, 11:39
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Re: Movie recommendations?

I watched district 9 and Inglorious *******s. Both movies deal with subjects that I am really interested in but boy were they disappointing
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Old 15.09.2009, 10:44
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Gee, sorry that you didnt like District 9, Devil and Phos. I thought it was great. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

I watched "My Sister's Keeper" yesterday with a friend - really tugs at your heart strings. Never thought I would live to see the day a grown man blowing his nose and sniffing all the way in the cinema!

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