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Old 01.02.2011, 22:01
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Re: Movie recommendations

We saw "Another Year" last night: I must admit to maybe getting a little choked up a couple of times with a kind of bleak nostalgia for normal life in a normal country.

Not one for action fans, but very, very good.
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Old 02.02.2011, 01:10
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Re: Movie recommendations

I'm sure there are many people in Switzerland who couldn't understand what the fuss was about Jaws since they don't go to the beach (or "riviera") for vacation. However, this movie is going to scare the bejeezus out of a lot of Swiss:



Of course, most Swiss would not be as dumb as the three protagonists are to get into this mess. When the lift operator says they are closing early because bad weather is coming, it's not a good idea to beg him to let you go up to the top because you paid him a bribe earlier in the day. That being said, once they get stuck in that chair, the movie stops being stupid and starts being suspenseful.
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Old 02.02.2011, 17:37
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We Want Sex - not at all about sex!

this title is really stupid, as this film is the true story of Ford UK Dagenham womens' fight for equal pay in 1968. I found it very enjoyable, but there is a lot of bad language! At the end of the film the original ladies are interviewed. Epic milestone in European labour relations.

http://www.cineman.ch/en/movie/2010/WeWantSex/
That title is stupid all right! It's called 'Made in Dagenham' in the UK.
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Re: Movie recommendations

For who prefers comedies, I liked this one
O Brother, Where Art Thou? ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190590/ )

I plan to watch: Dinner for Schmucks
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Old 09.02.2011, 23:34
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Re: Movie recommendations

The King's Speech is just delightful.
So proper and funny, so oh-very-British .. lovely accents
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Old 10.02.2011, 14:13
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For who prefers comedies, I liked this one
O Brother, Where Art Thou? ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190590/ )

I plan to watch: Dinner for Schmucks
I watched Dinner for Schmucks recently and whilste I enjoy Paul Rudd, it wasn't a very good film to be honest. A few laughs but he has been in better movies such as I love you man and Role Models.

I have just watched True Grit with Jeff Bridges. I am a great fan of the original with John Wayne and athough this can never replace the original, it was still fun to watch. It doesn't deviate to much from the original although the ending differs from the original.
Jeff was a great choice for Rooster.
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Re: Movie recommendations

Some recent movies that I have seen that I would suggest are The Town, Inception, and Shutter Island. Some of my favorite older movies, though, are Garden State, Factory Girl, and the classic Heavyweights! That one never gets old, no matter how many times you have seen it.
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Old 11.02.2011, 10:21
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Re: Movie recommendations

The Cave of the Yellow Dog, a lovely, slow-paced Mongolian film.
Great if you're learning German - the subtitles are sparse and not so difficult. No one talks much!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0432325/
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Old 04.03.2011, 20:44
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Re: Movie recommendations

"Control" with Ray Liotta and Willem Dafoe was very good. Not exactly what I was expecting, but a good psychological/crime/sci-fi (pretty uncategorisable!) thriller nonetheless.

I am currently watching "Love object" which is incredibly bizarre. I think I like it. It's a pyschological "thriller" (maybe drama is a better description?!!) that is definitely NOT run-of-the-mill!
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Old 04.03.2011, 23:52
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Dinner for Schmucks??...Le Dîner de Cons...It's a crime to see any other version than the original...and this one is terrific
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Old 05.03.2011, 15:35
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Re: Movie recommendations

I just watched "I love you Phillip Morris" with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor.

I really enjoyed it. Different from the run of the mill movies. Worth a look.
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Old 06.03.2011, 00:36
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Re: Movie recommendations

I don't know if this movie has been mentioned... in any event I did not see it listed yet: Nine Queens (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247586/). The movie is in Spanish and you would have to watch it with subtitles. Its set in Argentina during the 1999 financial crises. Its a great movie, has a lot of riddles, and a nice ending. Its one of my favorites.
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Old 19.03.2011, 20:09
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Re: Movie recommendations

Biutiful has just come out in Zurich but I definetly wouldn't recommend it...I saw it during the Christmas holidays in Geneva and would describe it as a "slow depressing sobfest".

Pity because I really liked Alejandro González Iñárritu's previous films Babel and 21 grams.

The trailer is good though...too good for the film.
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Old 15.05.2011, 13:18
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Re: Movie recommendations

A few nights ago I saw the Swiss Movie Sennentuntschi.

I thought - way cool - Swiss movie.. beautiful alps etc.

I even got the butterflies in the stomach - vorfreude - that watching a movie from my other home brings me - a movie such a Whalerider.

How wrong i was.

For me this movie was just plain yucky.

Still recovering..
Next time i'll watch the trailer first(!)

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Old 29.09.2011, 14:06
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Re: Movie recommendations

DRIVE
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780504/
Watched it and loved it!



Soundtrack was great too.

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Old 29.09.2011, 14:16
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Re: Movie recommendations

Saw "Hanna" recently. Quite a neat little, slightly different, thriller.
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Re: Movie recommendations

I just saw Drive with Ryan Gosling. What a film- can't stop thinking about it since I left the theater.

Go see it. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 14.01.2012, 21:45
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Re: Movie recommendations

Went to see Melancholia during the week. When the credits started rolling at the end, there was an equal amount of head-nodding and "Uhhh?" in the audience. I loved it - definitely not ideal viewing if you're looking for a happy cinema evening, but really thought-provoking and beautifully shot.
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Re: Movie recommendations

Good thread!

For me, Drive is the best movie this year or last year I don´t understand why it wasn´t nominated for the Golden Globes...

Moneyball is also great and worth seeing!
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Re: Movie recommendations

This thread needs some Drive opening credits:

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