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Lord of the Rings is one I have seen, had to watch them having read the books umpteen times.. loved the movies but the books are the best.
I agree that J.F.R.Tolkien's book illustrates the entire story somewhat stronger, I have read it twice when I was 14-years old. I think that the trilogy itself is just a spectacular cinematographic achievement amazingly shot in NZ.
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Awhile ago, I worked my way through all the movies I hadn't seen on IMDB's top 250. While they're not new there are some definite must see's in there.

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top
wow what a list that is.. noticed Fargo is on it from 96' forgot about that one brilliant movie
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Old 24.10.2008, 21:42
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I agree that J.F.R.Tolkien's book illustrates the entire story somewhat stronger, I have read it twice when I was 14-years old. I think that the trilogy itself is just a spectacular cinematographic achievement amazingly shot in NZ.
I agree but the book has a lot more humour/depth in it.. funny though I prefer book one and movie one too so I must say Jackson knew what he was at.
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Old 24.10.2008, 21:48
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oh, i forgot to mention a gem i discovered recently.

john torturro (NSFW) as a trash talking hispanic is absolutely priceless!

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Old 24.10.2008, 21:54
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Anyone seen Wanakam ( 2005 ) directed by Thomas Isler ? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454568/
or http://artfilm.ch/wanakam.php?&id=wa...he=dvds&lang=e

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English / Tamil / German subtitles. Available at PBZ Oerlikon, ZH.

Many Tamil refugees, even after years in Switzerland, still have only temporary residence permits. Their lives are worn down by the constant fight for permits and work, authorization to travel and education. Wanakam tells the story of Nixsan, put in a home for children, who has stopped talking since he fled from Sri Lanka; of Sasi, who is consumed with homesickness; of Mena, on her difficult path to independence and of Aiya, who escapes his loneliness with sad songs. The film illustrates how family structures are shattered by government-ordered isolation and also raises questions concerning the humaneness of integration policies.


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Born in 1967 in Basel. 1989-91 Studies in Philosophy, History and Sociology at the University of Basel. 1993-98 HGKZ (Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich), Film and Video Department. Since 1998 works as an independent filmmaker.

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ha just turned on the telly and Gollum (the actor) is on talking about the movie..

any one see him play Ian Brady on tv a few years ago? - scary!
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Old 24.10.2008, 22:00
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I agree but the book has a lot more humour/depth in it.. funny though I prefer book one and movie one too so I must say Jackson knew what he was at.
It was a great enterprise. I watched number of times all three episodes on DVD back in SA. I used to watch it day in day for hours and analyze...

Yet, It's successor ''Chronicle's of Narnia'' somewhat tried to imitiate the popularity of its predecessor ''LOR'' with lesser success. It is like comparing apple's with pears, but the latter somehow with the second epizode released, it tends to get popular as well.
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Old 24.10.2008, 22:12
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It was a great enterprise. I watched number of times all three episodes on DVD back in SA. I used to watch it day in day for hours and analyze...

Yet, It's successor ''Chronicle's of Narnia'' somewhat tried to imitiate the popularity of its predecessor ''LOR'' with lesser success. It is like comparing apple's with pears, but the latter somehow with the second epizode released, it tends to get popular as well.
but in CON they missed the point.. that story is quiet, subtle and somewhat scary magical.. no they didn't get it right at all.
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Old 24.10.2008, 22:20
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but in CON they missed the point.. that story is quiet, subtle and somewhat scary magical.. no they didn't get it right at all.
I went to Ster Kinekor to watch it on the large screen. The movie itself is a lackluster fantasy story with a mixture of classic fairy tales combined in one resulting in a ''BS'' story. The worthwhile and pointful here was just transition from gloom times during the II World War into magic land of fantasy whereas the children played their important heroic roles in this fairy tale. The rest in my opinion sucked!
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Have you seen 'Hotel Rwanda' as well?
I have...and its a brilliant movie...and more pressing is the fact that its a true story.
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Little Miss Sunshine? Anyone seen it?
Yep...the movie is quite fine actually...
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Old 24.10.2008, 22:32
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Pulp Fiction
there comes a moment I just can't stand watch it any further ... and I walk away ... I have never seen the end of that movie and don't wanna know what the end is !!!!


Then I am sure you would steer clear of the 'Quention Tarantino Gold Collection'.
Personally, I love his work. One of the few directors who don't trot along the beaten path.
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan was funny.
disco disco...bueno bueno ...

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Always meant to watch Frida but never got round to it..
You should...really nice movie...Seen it long before I had any idea that it was based on a real person.
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Old 24.10.2008, 22:35
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i'm surprised no one has mentioned "closer," "the inside man" and "sin city," all fairly recent films.

as for enternal sunshine, sometimes its about willing suspension of disbelief. for me, the cleverness of it all wasn't all that important. rather, it was how we sometimes struggle to hold on to what's important, and what's important could be as precious little as memories.
Have to.
And Inside Man, according to me was really underrated.
Sin City...well...had to pick up my jaw from the floor and tape my eyes shut after watching that. Got the dvd as soon as it came out...
Made me a Frank Miller fan as well...
I loved Eternal Sunshine though...
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Wall-E is a great movie for kids. Also loved Ice Age - as far as kids' movies go.
Wall-E is one of the best animated movies I have ever seen. And one of the very rare ones to convey really deep emotions without words...

Really a must see.
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wow what a list that is.. noticed Fargo is on it from 96' forgot about that one brilliant movie
Thats my source
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I went to Ster Kinekor to watch it on the large screen. The movie itself is a lackluster fantasy story with a mixture of classic fairy tales combined in one resulting in a ''BS'' story. The worthwhile and pointful here was just transition from gloom times during the II World War into magic land of fantasy whereas the children played their important heroic roles in this fairy tale. The rest in my opinion sucked!
You're so right.. many amazing authors who wrote about children during the War got the sense of the lonliness, the need to connect, the uncertainty and how bloody scared the kids were who sent away/evacuated from home.. all of that is lost in the movie. Carrie's War and Good night Mr. Tom, another two examples of children in Wartime, were successfully and subtly dramatised into film for UK TV years ago. I guess the big picture movie just can't do it unless they have the insight Jackson had with LOR.
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Very recently I have gone crazy buying dvds of all my favorite movies. Call it conscience...but somehow downloading and watching them seemed just not so fair...

A few outta them...

LOTR Trilogy
Matrix trilogy
Die Hard (1, 2 and 3)
Legends of the Fall
Jeremiah Johnson
Back to the Future Trilogy
Last king of Scotland
Lock Stock...
Snatch
Crash (or L.A. Crash)
Flight 93
Hotel Rwanda
Trainspotting
Sin City
Gladiator
Shoot Em Up
No Country For Old Men
Batman Begins
American History X
Notting Hill
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill 1+2
Jackie Brown
Reservoir Dogs
From Dusk Till Dawn
The Cooler

and many more...


On the prowl for Once, Wall-E, Dark Knight, The Bank Job...although have seen em already.
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Kung Fu Panda is cool!

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...thought you were off to the Kino, what are you going to see? or is that being too nosey?
Not kino...DVD

Chucky's bride...kidding it was Madagascar
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