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Old 29.09.2010, 11:08
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Is it just me or no good movies have been released lately....more and more, I find myself watching old 80s movies.
Agreed---I've even resorted to watching bad 80s movies.
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Old 30.09.2010, 20:10
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Girl A: my momma said my daddy's name is black dynamite
Girl B: so did my momma
Black Dynamite: erhh...hush now little girl, a lotta cats have that name...

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Old 30.09.2010, 20:22
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Girl A: my momma said my daddy's name is black dynamite
Girl B: so did my momma
Black Dynamite: erhh...hush now little girl, a lotta cats have that name...
Funniest part of the movie. It was kind of brilliant, though it dropped the ball at the end. Got a bit too ridiculous for its own good.
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Old 30.09.2010, 20:46
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Funniest part of the movie. It was kind of brilliant, though it dropped the ball at the end. Got a bit too ridiculous for its own good.
The ending was a bit weak, yes. I'm using the bit "Dynamite! Dynamite!" as my ringtone
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Old 30.09.2010, 21:33
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Oh my! I loved Sin City! Not for the faint hearted, but any film lover who is interested in films that push the boundaries plus a bit of sci-fi/comic book type films then this is a MUST!

Having not gotten beyond page four of this thread and only seen the first of my recommendations there, I'll add my pennies-worth now:

For atmosphere and a bit more blood try '300'.

Bond is always a good bit of entertainment, the last two were 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum of Solace'.

'Moon' is a hugely underrated movie but excellent.

'Shutter Island' and the latest 'Inception', both great movies and I am not a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio.

'The Hangover' for pure comedy.

'The Soloist', great performances by Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jnr. The latter was brilliant in 'Sherlock Holmes' too!

I love the 'Underworld' trilogy too.

For cartoon films, not necessarily for children, try 'Coraline', 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' and 'Where the Wild Things are'.

Phew! That's for starters! Happy viewing folks!
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Old 30.09.2010, 21:41
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Forget Predators. Not very good at all
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Old 30.09.2010, 23:24
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Forget Predators. Not very good at all
Agreed. Not even a damp Adrian Brody sans shirt could salvage that fiasco.

Just saw Buried. Liked it a lot but may have to sleep on the balcony tonight.
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Old 02.10.2010, 16:02
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Speaking of guy's movies, sooo excited the ZH film festival has given me the opportunity to see Buried (before it actually comes out here in November) and Machete (which I doubt they'll release here at all)... so tomorrow and Friday will be all about claustrophobia and bloodshed.
Just understood how the Zurich Film Festival works. Tickets are/were available here:
http://www.zurichfilmfestival.org

Can't see anything about Buried. Is it shown under another name?

I would have liked to see Exit through the gift shop unfortunately all the tickets are sold.
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Old 02.10.2010, 16:12
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Very good movie, with great actors and directing, obviously the book (storyline) is awesome. Has a couple of loop-holes, but what movie doesnīt? Therefore a definitive recommendation.
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Old 02.10.2010, 16:21
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Has a couple of loop-holes, but what movie doesnīt?
I'd say most good movies don't have (obvious) plot holes.
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Old 02.10.2010, 16:27
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I'd say most good movies don't have (obvious) plot holes.
I am a book kinda gal, which means that movies often donīt meet my expectations, and I am rough on them altogether.
So when a movie is very good that means itīs very good, not excellent, WOW, best ever, so on..
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Old 02.10.2010, 17:35
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Just understood how the Zurich Film Festival works. Tickets are/were available here:
http://www.zurichfilmfestival.org

Can't see anything about Buried. Is it shown under another name?

I would have liked to see Exit through the gift shop unfortunately all the tickets are sold.
Unfortunately Buried was only showing on one night. It's one of the 'Out of Competition' movies. They don't all show up on the short schedule-- you have to look at the day by day schedule and click on the day you're interested in to see everything that's showing.

Buried will be out in the 'regular' theatres I believe on 4th Nov, but you can check cineman.ch.

Saw Machete last night. One word: Dude.

OK, more words. It was awesome. Extra points for 'most inventive use of entrails.'
Plus, Steven Segall AND Don Johnson=bonus.

Unfortunately I don't know of plans to release this more generally in CH, and last night was the only night it was showing.

Oh, well, back to more cerebral entertainments.
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Old 02.10.2010, 17:51
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Unfortunately Buried was only showing on one night. It's one of the 'Out of Competition' movies. They don't all show up on the short schedule-- you have to look at the day by day schedule and click on the day you're interested in to see everything that's showing.
Ah yes found it in the "Films A-Z". In the "Programme sorted by date" they remove the passed days.

As they started selling tickets at the beginning of September I'd imagine most films are sold out, pity. Will take more of an interest next year.
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Old 02.10.2010, 20:31
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Eat Pray Love, movie recommendations

Eat Pray Love

http://www.kitag.com/Programm/Film.a...ieID=482011212 ( available in English original )

Divorced young lady goes forth looking for answers

Jahr 2010, Genre Drama Love, Regie Ryan Murphy,
Cast Julia Roberts, James Franco, Richard Jenkins, Javier Bardem

I enjoyed the film, but wouldn't watch it a second time. It is definitely more appealing to women than to men.
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Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) had everything, which a woman could wish for, - a man, a house, a successful career. Still, Liz felt - like many other women - somehow lost and aimless and when their marriage ends in divorce, Liz finds herself at a crossroads. She decides to risk everything and leave the old, well-ordered life behind by embarking on a journey around the world, which is a search for herself. In Italy, she discovered the art of enjoyment and what great fun it is to prepare a good meal. In India, she gets to know the power of meditation and in Bali, she learns, finally, and unexpectedly, that true love brings inner peace and balance.

Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts shines in the autobiographical role of a courageous woman in search of herself in this opulent and superbly occupied bestsellers film that appeals to all senses simultaneously with exhilarating images. "Eat Pray Love" is based on the eponymous memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert and proves that there is more than one way to find happiness, while seeing the world.

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Re: Movie recommendations

The Social Network. Leave all your prejudices about this being a lame Facebook movie at the door. It's one of the best films of the year. Aaron Sorkin's dialogue is like poetry and Fincher's direction is as flawless as always.

It's out in the German part of Switzerland now and comes out in the French part next Wednesay (I saw it a premiere).
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Old 08.10.2010, 08:02
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Re: Movie recommendations

I want to see th social network. I heard a scathing review of Eat, Love, Pray which put me off. They said that Roberts had to be not only in every scene but every shot. I say maybe it was sme kind of method acting a narcissistic woman in a film that reflects a narcissistic society.


However how would I know? I rarely go to the cinema. I wish that I wouldn't listen to reviews- because I end up never go to see anything- I feed second hand of other people's pontification.

Here, in Woody Allen, is one who is prey to the, critics defending himself.



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watching movies in the movies

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Re: Movie recommendations

Forrest Gump, Moulin Rouge!, The Green Mile, Marvin's Room, The Darwin Awards, Philadelphia, Little Women, Beyond Borders, Morris Chestnut, Illusionist, Prestige, Freaky Friday, Sydney White, Roman Holiday, Blood Diamond, Shawshank Redemption, Along Came a Spider, The One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ratatouille, Legend of the Fall, Simon Birch,
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Old 14.10.2010, 21:34
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Green Zone, starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. What a chief warrant officer does when he finds no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq three times in a row.
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Old 14.10.2010, 23:01
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The Social Network. Leave all your prejudices about this being a lame Facebook movie at the door. It's one of the best films of the year. Aaron Sorkin's dialogue is like poetry and Fincher's direction is as flawless as always.

It's out in the German part of Switzerland now and comes out in the French part next Wednesay (I saw it a premiere).
Social Network - very good. Not a flattering portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg as a person, but I tend to believe it's mostly true. Also liked The Town with Ben Affleck. Both are playing in Zurich now.
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Re: Movie recommendations

I recommend 21, Miss Pettigrew lives for a day, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Julie & Julia
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