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Re: Movie recommendations

Recently picked up the DVD of 'Meet Joe Black' - 90s movie from the post office. Really loved it!! Great acting by Anthony Hopkins
Others:
Big Fish
Green Mile
Finding Nemo
Lion King
The incredibles
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Old 23.10.2010, 18:28
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Re: Movie recommendations

In this times of religious intolerance and strong debates (also within EF), I would like to highly recommend the movie "Des hommes et des dieux".
English title: Of Gods and men

"Trappist monks living in an Algerian village are victims of violence from Islamic extremists.
1993: a community of Cistercian-Trappist monks live in a remote village in the Algerian countryside, where for a long time they have lived in their monastery in harmony with the Muslim villagers, who are tended by the monk in charge of the infirmary. But over the years innocent locals increasingly become victims of the civil war, and eventually the monks themselves are threatened by the Islamic extremists, to the point where they have to decide whether to go, or stay and support the villagers, putting their own lives in danger..
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Old 23.10.2010, 18:58
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Re: Movie recommendations

Separate Lies, starring Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and Rupert Everett. Somewhat true to life and with hardly any drama. Amusing at times. Geliebter Luegner is the German title if I remember correctly.
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Old 23.10.2010, 20:56
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Re: Movie recommendations

Recently saw and recommend:

Jakob's Ladder
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099871/

The Life of David Gale
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099871/

SLC Punk
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133189/

Hard Candy
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424136/

Blood Simple
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086979/

Everything is Illuminated
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0404030/

This is England
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480025/
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Old 25.10.2010, 15:28
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Re: Movie recommendations

Late last night was "Pan´s Labyrinth" on tv, even though I was pretty tired it kept me wide awake until 2 am.

Great, masterfuly done movie.
Acting-superb, camera-excellent, storyline-adult fantasy tale that can easily be a child´s favourite movie as well.
Dark, and yet beautiful, thrilling and yet smart.

Just a few remarks, but they are really minor.

A definite recommendation.
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Old 25.10.2010, 15:39
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Acting-superb, camera-excellent, storyline-adult fantasy tale that can easily be a child´s favourite movie as well.
I love Pan's Labyrinth, but I certainly don't think it's appropriate for kids. I think Guillermo Del Toro's love of gore got away from him slightly at times. I wouldn't show a kid a movie with (spoilers to highlight) a face being caved in by a bottle, numerous people being shot (including the lead girl), and the villain sewing his cheek together. Brutal stuff.
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Old 25.10.2010, 15:44
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I love Pan's Labyrinth, but I certainly don't think it's appropriate for kids. I think Guillermo Del Toro's love of gore got away from him slightly at times. I wouldn't show a kid a movie with (spoilers to highlight) a face being caved in by a bottle, numerous people being shot (including the lead girl), and the villain sewing his cheek together. Brutal stuff.
You´re right, I guess I just commented based on my own childhood preferences , like the cartoon "Lord of the rings" was my favourite thing in the whole wide world! Dark and interesting, complicated and masterfully thought of.
"Care bears" only came in second
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Old 01.11.2010, 12:59
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Eat Pray Love

I enjoyed the film, but wouldn't watch it a second time. It is definitely more appealing to women than to men.
Having read the book, I had high expectations for it - especially with Julia Roberts in it. Terribly disappointed. I found it absolutely unbearable. Big fat massive yawn.

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The Social Network. Leave all your prejudices about this being a lame Facebook movie at the door.
Love love love it. Definitely one of my top 5 films for 2010.

Will also recommend Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. For those of you who've seen the first one back in the late 80s/early 90s, Michael Douglas won the Best Actor Oscar for his sly turn as uber-capitalist Gordon Gekko. In this sequel, Douglas is still at the top of his game reprising his original role.

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Old 01.11.2010, 13:11
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Re: Movie recommendations

Not sure if this has appeared in any of the other threads, but is anyone keen to follow up on the 80's film TRON ?

New Tron Legacy:


I don't know when it will be screening in Switzerland though, does anyone know when?

(Yes, I'm old enough to clearly remember the first one)
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Old 01.11.2010, 14:40
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Re: Movie recommendations

My favs in no particular order:

Blood Diamond
Cast Away
Gladiator
Beautiful Mind
Pursuit of Happyness
Bourne trilogy
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter series
Man on Fire
Hangover
Pretty Woman
Inception
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The Godfather
Pulp Fiction
The Dark Knight
Hannibal
Silence of the Lambs
Fracture
The Departed
Saving Private Ryan
Braveheart
Slumdog Millionaire
Grand torino


Does anyone have any recommendations for comedies?
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Old 01.11.2010, 14:49
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Re: Movie recommendations

Ive watched The A-team last week. Id recommend, if you like that kind of action movies. Still a good way to relax.

Now I'd say. Get family guy 8 seasons and spend 1 month of fun!
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Old 01.11.2010, 20:00
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I had my doubts, but it turned out to be one of the funniest movies lately.
Woody is just great and so is that kid that now plays in Social Network.

Zombies are really not my thing, but I got passed that cos Zombieland is quite cool actually.

Give it a shot.
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Re: Movie recommendations

I watched "The Hangover" recently and at first I thought this would be another silly -not actually funny- movies. But it turned to be really funny!Here's the trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB0pGnzsAZI
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Old 01.11.2010, 20:14
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Get him to the greek wasnt too bad.
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Re: Movie recommendations

I went through a similar phase recently, i.e. which movies to hire, download, buy ...

Started with google and came up with these links

http://www.sofacinema.co.uk/visitor/...l?node_id=6279

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/100-...e-you-die.html

http://www.lovefilm.com/browse/colle...l?node_id=6279

http://dvd.easycinema.com/visitor/br...l?node_id=6279


Obviously there are many more, plus there are some that are consistently listed, e.g. Shawshank.
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Old 01.11.2010, 20:24
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Not sure if this has appeared in any of the other threads, but is anyone keen to follow up on the 80's film TRON ?

New Tron Legacy:

I don't know when it will be screening in Switzerland though, does anyone know when?

(Yes, I'm old enough to clearly remember the first one)
Excellent. I guess there won't be a soundtrack from Journey this time around though?
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Re: Movie recommendations

I recently saw "Harry Brown" on DVD, with Michael Caine in a rough Elephant & Castle housing estate - I would highly recommend the movie although it's pretty violent in parts, so not exactly family viewing!
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Re: Movie recommendations

highly recommended:

Inception 2010

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Old 01.11.2010, 21:09
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I recently saw "Harry Brown" on DVD, with Michael Caine in a rough Elephant & Castle housing estate - I would highly recommend the movie although it's pretty violent in parts, so not exactly family viewing!
I saw that movie not too long ago. A lady at my work let me borrow it, and I must tell you, at first, I thought this is going to be another boring movie, but once I started watching it, I was so into it. Amazing movie, yes, but yes not viewing for children in the slightest.
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Old 01.11.2010, 21:11
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I recently saw "Harry Brown" on DVD, with Michael Caine in a rough Elephant & Castle housing estate - I would highly recommend the movie although it's pretty violent in parts, so not exactly family viewing!
Saw it last year, pretty depressing view of London. Caine was excellent and nice plot twist which I didn't see coming....
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