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Old 06.03.2012, 09:32
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Re: Movie recommendations

Had a bit of a film binge this week, so i thought i would post my thoughts.

I have tried to keep it as short as possible........as i am sure none of you want me rambling on about the lighting or interesting juxtapositions.



Stone:

Robert De Nero and Edward Norton managed to waste a couple of hours of my life........1/10.


The Next Three Days:

Well written dialogue and a great performance from Russel Crowe.....8/10


Scream 4:

Although i am a movie geek, they took the term 'self aware' much too far. More of like a 'bloody' comedy than a horror film. Far too many references........none of which where suttle......3/10


Friends With Benefits:

Justin prooving once again that he has a long future ahead of him in film. Alot better than your average Romcom, but still nothing fantastic. Woody Harrison is brilliant.......6/10


Unstoppable:

I am a huge Denzel fan, but did not fancy seeing another 'train' film (Pelham 123) with him in it. Also the fact that Tony 'i love shakey cam and hectic unwatchable editing' Scott was directing, i was tempted to give this a miss.......i wish i did.....2/10


Johnny English 2:

Clearly made for an American audience. Almost unwatchable.....0/10


Hangover 2:

More of the same........Mr Chow steals the movie.....7/10


Super 8:

Spielberg needs to stop making crap films. CGI is so bad that i could do better on imovie. Maybe he should watch The Goonies again to remind him of when he made good cinema.....2/10


Captain America:

Starts well, good character development.......then just gets 'silly' even for a superhero movie.....3/10


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Old 08.03.2013, 23:22
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Re: Movie recommendations

Oh there are several treasures..

Les Misérables, to discover time and time again
Anna Karenina, theatre, ballet and poetry, .. a stage
Cloud Atlas, there are no coincidences

and I'm really waiting for
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now- this is a list of films i loved in last few years. they are mixtures of animation,fantasy,good plots,fun........

kung fu hustle
shaolin soccer (both created by Stephen Chow)
Mirror Mask
The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus
(more romantic)
The Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Love Me If You Dare (french)
Run Lola Run (german)
Valley Of Flowers
Once
Arizona Dream
(animated)
Howl^s moving castle
spirited away
...............many more
ps. worth watching : Baraka
One Giant Leap
Ashes and Snow !!!!!!!!
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Great recommendations...If you liked Baraka, check out Samsara as well

A good film & a bit Stieg Larsson is the Norweigan thriller, Hodejegerne (Headhunters)

And if you liked Stephen Chow, his newest film is not bad...Journey to The West Conquering the Demons

After the Wedding is a terrific Danish film & Win Win with Giamatti is a solid independent film too

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
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And a bit of a classic comedy with some insight into French culture is the immensely popular Les Bronzés font du ski
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Re: Movie recommendations

My brother recommended the free iPad application "IMDb" for finding everything you want to know about movies. I never imagined such a great application which contains all the information on any movie you can think of such as story plot, spoilers, actors, locations, other users ratings, and viewers feedback.

One small gripe is that it does not show showtimes for cinemas in Switzerland, only for neighbouring countries.
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Re: Movie recommendations

The Secret in their Eyes - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1305806/
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Re: Movie recommendations

This one looks popular, Blue is the Warmest Colour

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22652124
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Re: Movie recommendations

- Salmon fishing in the Yamen

- Horrible bosses (guarantee to make you laugh)

- Angel's share (it's playing in cinema now) Scottish film. very funny.

- Internship (when it comes to cinema this summer). Not stupid. Quite well done movie. Make you laugh all the way.
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Re: Movie recommendations

try to watch serial like Game of Thrones
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Old 03.11.2013, 19:16
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Re: Movie recommendations

Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney is brilliant. Best 3D movie I've ever seen (OK, I think I've seen 2 others). Beautiful scenes in space and gripping, claustrophobic shots in space stations. I never for a moment thought "this is a simulation".
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Old 03.11.2013, 19:37
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Re: Movie recommendations

Agree completely. It's a fantastic film on so many levels...

Ms Bullock's fitness transformation for this was amazing. She looked great!

Hope to catch it again at an IMAX theater.

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Old 05.11.2013, 08:17
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Re: Movie recommendations

Cloud Atlas - not your average movie.
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Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney is brilliant. Best 3D movie I've ever seen (OK, I think I've seen 2 others). Beautiful scenes in space and gripping, claustrophobic shots in space stations. I never for a moment thought "this is a simulation".
It's pretty stunning. I consider myself a movie buff that's well versed on special effects and filming techniques, but there's some stuff in Gravity that left me sitting back in my seat going, "How the hell did they do that?!" It's not just a question of CGI, but making it look convincing. Not to mention one or two heartbreaking scenes that caused my 3D glasses to fog up, the movie's got everything. Instant classic.
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City of Angels

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Old 19.11.2013, 23:11
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Re: Movie recommendations

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2194499/

I can recommend the film: About Time, set in Cornwall UK

Director: Richard Curtis Writer: Richard Curtis

Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy

Genres: Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
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Re: Movie recommendations

Has anyone seen any good movies over the festive season?

I've seen the newly released Star Wars - good/okay. My son loved it.

I've seen and liked 'Kill The Messenger" and "Interstellar" recently, but is it me or are there not many good movies about?
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It's not you Swisstree, sadly.

That having been said I watched Inside Out recently and it's rather fabulous. An older one to catch on DVD if you haven't already is Argo. It's a thriller based on a true story and still manages to have bark out loud moments.

The fourth Mission Impossible is ...Ok. Simon Pegg is the best thing in it.

Jurassic World does what it says on the tin; Bryce Dallas Howard does it in heels.

Spectre could have been a lot lot better: it's a serviceable action thriller in the Bourne vein rather than a Bond movie.

I'm waiting on a delivery of the Branagh Cinderella and the Age of Ultron Avengers movie.
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It's not you Swisstree, sadly.

That having been said I watched Inside Out recently and it's rather fabulous. An older one to catch on DVD if you haven't already is Argo. It's a thriller based on a true story and still manages to have bark out loud moments.

The fourth Mission Impossible is ...Ok. Simon Pegg is the best thing in it.

Jurassic World does what it says on the tin; Bryce Dallas Howard does it in heels.

Spectre could have been a lot lot better: it's a serviceable action thriller in the Bourne vein rather than a Bond movie.

I'm waiting on a delivery of the Branagh Cinderella and the Age of Ultron Avengers movie.
Thank you, Rufus. (no thanks button on this thread)

I've seen Argo and liked it too. I haven't seen Spectre or Jurassic World yet.

I always expect, at this time of year, when I have the time, to be able to catch up on some good movies. It's all rather mediocre, eh? All ranging from middling to some good/okay, but nothing outstanding.

We need the Fargos, sideways, no country for old men type quality. I did a search last night after I wrote the post above and saw some good recommendations for "Brooklyn" - has anyone seen it yet?
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Old 31.12.2015, 14:37
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Re: Movie recommendations

Brooklyn is on my list, had it for some time but not got round to watching it yet.
We've just seen the big short a "true story" around the financial crisis/housing bubble from the mid 2000's. A dry topic but a very interesting movie.
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Thank you, Rufus. (no thanks button on this thread)

I've seen Argo and liked it too. I haven't seen Spectre or Jurassic World yet.

I always expect, at this time of year, when I have the time, to be able to catch up on some good movies. It's all rather mediocre, eh? All ranging from middling to some good/okay, but nothing outstanding.

We need the Fargos, sideways, no country for old men type quality. I did a search last night after I wrote the post above and saw some good recommendations for "Brooklyn" - has anyone seen it yet?


Oh, I love Fargo. And The Big Lebowski. The Dude does indeed abide...

I've not seen Brooklyn but a good friend of mine has. She's notoriously hard to please and loved it.

Try and hunt out a little seen Sam Neill movie called The Dish - what happened when an eccentrically manned satellite in Australia is temporarily responsible for broadcasting the footage from the first moon landing. Sublime...


Have you seen Once (beautiful, romantic, rather gritty (!) musical about buskers in Dublin)?


Begin Again is pretty good too, if you can get past the notion of Keira Knightly singing. Mark Ruffalo is simply delightful, as ever.


On a Mark Ruffalo note, I'd also recommend Now You See Me for bit of a thinking man/woman's no brainer... I'm clearly into my oxymoron's today!


What else... oh, avoid Jupiter Ascending like the full blown plague of locusty nonsense that it is. It was probably an excellent idea on paper and the cinematography is lovely, but it manages to make Eddie Redmayne look like a 1970's pervert. Not even Channing Tatum's arms (snarf) can make up for it.


Have you seem The King's Speech? Quite old now but truly great.

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