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Re: Movie recommendations

There are quite a few good movies that I have seen in 2015

The lobster, which reminds me of The double, or Never let me go, good movies too if you havent seen
Diary of a teenage girl
Room
Stuck between stations
The revenant
The martian
Sicario
The hateful eight

There's a new Woody Allen movie too, which I havent seen but it doesnt look too good
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Old 04.01.2016, 11:32
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Re: Movie recommendations

Ive recently seen one of the latest Tarantino's movie - Django Unchained...a true Western or rather Southern if I may say so. If you ignore Quentin's passion for ketchup the movie is pretty good and the actors....simply marvelous.
Worth watching.
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Old 04.01.2016, 13:39
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I'm waiting on a delivery of the Branagh Cinderella and the Age of Ultron Avengers movie.
Are these two supposed to be good, as I have them both on my phone's film streaming app., but had discounted them when I was adding ones I wanted to watch, to 'Favourites'?

Just had a quick look at the start and end of Cinderella, to confirm that it was the Branagh live action version, and it seemed to be the typical sentimental story that we all know (and love).

I'm not usually into super hero type films, but may give The Avengers one a go.

Ones I've put in Favourites to see soon, are:

- Terminator Genisys
- Insurgent
- Shaun the Sheep
- Interstellar
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (just to complete the story, although it's been so long since I've seen the previous two, I'm going to have to watch all three in close succession)
- Taken 3 (just for the violence)
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Argo (have it on the app. and also saved an extended director's cut version on Zattoo from Film4).
- Django Unchained

Have recently seen The Interview, which was OK, but did make me smile and Paddington, just out of curiosity.
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Re: Movie recommendations

Bridge of Speis with Tom Hanks - 2015 (thriller)
The odd couple II with Walter Matthau - 1998 (comedy)
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Re: Movie recommendations

A couple I found interesting were
Into the Wild
City of God
The Victors
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Ive recently seen one of the latest Tarantino's movie - Django Unchained...a true Western or rather Southern if I may say so. If you ignore Quentin's passion for ketchup the movie is pretty good and the actors....simply marvelous.
Worth watching.
Django Unchained I've seen and really liked, albeit only for Tarantino's style, and I agree about the sharp acting. His new 'Hateful Eight' is receiving rave reviews I read yesterday - thanks to Bugger for recommending it too, 5 posts back with a good list I haven't seen yet. I read "The Martian" book last Summer.

I saw Big Hero 6 with my kids on Saturday and we all loved it.. very good.

@Rufus - will put Begin Again on my list to watch. Thanks.. and agree re Ruffalo

@TiMow - have seen the 5 armies, didn't think it was as good as the first two.
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Re: Movie recommendations

I have been watching 2-3 movies a week for about 7 or 8 years now. The blockbuster/box office lists don't give me enough movies, so to venture out of these lists, I just pick an interesting director, writer or actor, and find related movies.

For example my favorite movie is One flew over the cuckoo's nest. The next step obviously is to find movies with Jack Nicholson, which is easy because it is Jack Nicholson. But I also discovered Ken Kesey, read his book of the same title, then moved on to read Sometimes a great notion, which happened to have a movie adaptation, so watched that too.

After that, I looked for movies of the same topics, mental disorders, and found Girl interrupted, Manic, The virgin suicide, Wristcutters, The machinist, It's kind of a funny story, I'm a cyborg but it's ok, Lars and the real girl, etc.

From there I can continue with, for example, movies with Gordon Levitt (Mysterious skin, Brick, Havoc, etc), or movies by Park Chan-wook (he made really weird, violent but beautiful movies), or movies with Tom Waits in it.
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Oh, Brick is truly, truly fabulous. Have you seen Zero Effect? It has Bill Pullman - whatever happened to Bill Pullman? - as the world's most private eye. It has a 40s gumshoe crossed with Sherlock Holmes feel to it - made in the mid-late 90s I think. Great stuff.
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I don't believe I have seen either of those movies, will look them up.

Bill Pulman - the US president in independence day. Not seen him in anything since, now that you mention it.
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Old 28.01.2016, 23:17
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I don't believe I have seen either of those movies, will look them up.

Bill Pulman - the US president in independence day. Not seen him in anything since, now that you mention it.




He was also in While You Were Sleeping - Sandra Bullock Rom-Com greatness. With Peter Gallagher's massive eyebrows... sigh. One of my best friends bought me a copy on DVD two Christmases ago and I had a Sunday wallow...


Zero Effect is fab. It's a shame you're not in Basel, could loan you the DVD - I found it on Amazon fairly recently because I only had a VHS copy that I long ago consigned to the dustbin...
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Re: Movie recommendations

My all time favourite films are:
Godfather II
Godfather I
Rebecca

Favourite films in recent years are Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, The Illusionist and Margin Call.

When I get stuck for a decent film to watch, I pick one from Barry Norman's Top 100...

https://mubi.com/lists/barry-normans...e-20th-century

...and I record the childhood classics for my OH because, as other Saffas will know, they didn't have tv until 1976 - 77, so he missed out on a lot of the films I took for granted.
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Film 4 are showing Brendan Glesson's 'The Guard' next week. I haven't seen it - not sure how I managed to miss that one.
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Film 4 are showing Brendan Glesson's 'The Guard' next week. I haven't seen it - not sure how I managed to miss that one.
It's a work of genius. Have you seen In Bruges too? I think they're in a similar vein. Gleason is fabulous. Also Don Cheadle.

Have you seen Hotel Rwanda? Wow. It stops my breath and makes me cry every time. Inconvenient because I also used to use it in the classroom...

Avoid Calvary, I don't care how much "the critics" loved it. Nasty thing. Even Chris O'dowd can't redeem it. Ugh.
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Old 29.01.2016, 08:49
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Ive recently seen one of the latest Tarantino's movie - Django Unchained...a true Western or rather Southern if I may say so. If you ignore Quentin's passion for ketchup the movie is pretty good and the actors....simply marvelous.
Worth watching.


I like some of Tarantino's films (Kill Bill, in particular) but I love Westerns too much to have found either Django or H8tful Eight very good much less a real western. Even Morricone's score is nothing compared to his older stuff. Just my opinion, of course
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Old 29.01.2016, 09:49
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Re: Movie recommendations

I loved Tarantinos earlier work, but didn't like Django at the same level.


It seems he's gone from an innovative director to a recipe based, blockbuster director. That's fine for him, for the audience and for the investors, but I have moved him from my list of great directors to the list of James Camerons and Michael Bays.
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I loved Tarantinos earlier work, but didn't like Django at the same level.
Love Tarantino too, and for any other fans, I'd recommend Killing Zoe. He produced this film, rather than directed, but his influence is clear.
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Re: Movie recommendations

I'm patiently waiting for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies .
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It's a work of genius. Have you seen In Bruges too? I think they're in a similar vein. Gleason is fabulous. Also Don Cheadle.

Have you seen Hotel Rwanda? Wow. It stops my breath and makes me cry every time. Inconvenient because I also used to use it in the classroom...

Avoid Calvary, I don't care how much "the critics" loved it. Nasty thing. Even Chris O'dowd can't redeem it. Ugh.
Rufus, spot on! You're another Mark Kermode

Hotel Rwanda - no not seen it.. can't cope with the historical heartache of the story from that time (yep, me total wuss).

Tarantino I like.. even if he has gone off the boil, but for me 'tis the Coen brothers every time. You can't get past Fargo and No country for old men for sheer brilliance.. don't you just love Tommy Lee Jones mesmerising voice as narrator? Like quiet music - sheer perfection!

The Matrix trilogy was a big hit of the noughties for me. I've watched those movies quite a few times and still love them. However, the Wachowskis have done nothing since worth much - Cloud Atlas went nowhere.

Looking forward to Spotlight and Bridge of Spies..

Oh yeah watched tinker tailor soldier spy again recently.. Mark Strong is the star of that one. He's great!
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Re: Movie recommendations

I'd like Mark Kermode's job...


Not seen Cloud Atlas - I found the book fairly painful - it's one of a very few that I started and couldn't finish.


I'd agree re Mark Strong - although Gary Oldman is stellar too. As is Tom Hardy.


Have you seen Kingsmen? It's Matthew Vaughan film that I had very low expectations of and was pleasantly surprised. It's a bit bloody though - very dark in places.


And while we're at it The Princess Bride? Yay or nay...?
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Oh yeah watched tinker tailor soldier spy again recently.. Mark Strong is the star of that one. He's great!
Weird thing...I loved the 80's tv series, but cannot get into the film. I seem to lose interest about an hour into it.

Mark Kermode is my favourite reviewer these days too. He's fit to wear the crown of Barry Norman.
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