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Old 26.10.2008, 11:32
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Taken sounds good. Not out on DVD though?

Speaking of Paris, Two Days in Paris was hilarious!
Paris also reminds me of Anna Hathway in THE DEVILS WEAR A PRADA.

I simply adore her and this is a good movie to watch.
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Old 26.10.2008, 12:04
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We saw the Kite Runner last night, and it was excellent.
all three of you? sorry couldn't resist that..

Kite runner is now on my list to watch as it's been mentioned a few times, cheers
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Old 26.10.2008, 12:06
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Kite Runner was pretty good but it starts off a bit slow. You have to be patient.
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Old 26.10.2008, 13:49
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Little Britain would be great. If you have seen it, the series in USA is showing on BBC

if you like show, A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila made me laugh all the time. its really entertain me! now showing at MTV
Is A Shot of Love with TT a new one (part 2) i watched the the first series a few months ago, and was very entertaining.

Titanic is a classic i watched it about 8 times in the cinema. Also Saving Private Ryan i cried buckets watching that film.
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Old 26.10.2008, 17:14
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The next James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace" looks good.
I enjoyed Casino Royale very much, my favorite James Bond story so far. Eva Green is such a hottie.
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Old 26.10.2008, 17:29
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Re: Movie recommendations?

I am not a great film watcher, particularly these days.

Some of my favourites from the past:

The Wicker Man (Original version). I don't reckon much of remakes in general and haven't seen the remake of this one.

The Lair of the White Worm

Tommy

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

The Life of Brian

The Time Machine (Again the original version)

The 'Hammer' Dracula films with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee

'Carrie' and 'Jaws' were good first time round but don't stand the test of watching several times. The suspense element is lost.
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Old 26.10.2008, 18:16
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Last night, saw 'K-Pax' for the first time. It stars the admirable Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges. Good movie, funny and touching.
I agree I liked it too.

Another movie quite similar to K-Pax I liked was "Signs" by M. Night Shyamalan.
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Old 26.10.2008, 18:26
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I agree I liked it too.

Another movie quite similar to K-Pax I liked was "Signs" by M. Night
Shyamalan.
Now Shyamalan is someone I do know about.. I love all his movies Signs was the first one I saw and I managed to see "The Village" last year..
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Old 26.10.2008, 18:56
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Re: Movie recommendations?

If you are new to Switzerland and in the process of learning the language and culture, there are two Swiss films that I highly recommend watching and studying:

Die Schwiezermacher
Der Erfinder

Both films provide poignant social commentaries on the Swiss. It provided me some insight on the Swiss way of thinking. I've even seen Swiss German courseware that uses Die Schweizermacher as the text. I'll post here if I find it.

Here it is:

Die Schwiezermacher (the book). Learning Swiss Germand finally made fun!
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Old 27.10.2008, 20:45
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Thanks all you wonderful Forum folk for the movie suggestions.. I'm thrilled with this list. Having gone through this thread to thank you all, I've pressed so many thanks buttons I'm feeling dizzy.. I think I'll have a wee lie down..
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Old 27.10.2008, 21:34
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I agree. That was a pretty good movie.

I really want to watch something funny tonight. I'll let you guys know if I succeed.
I would suggest 'The Prestige' as well...Hugh Jackman n Christian Bale...directed by Christopher Nolan.
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Old 27.10.2008, 21:35
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I agree I liked it too.

Another movie quite similar to K-Pax I liked was "Signs" by M. Night Shyamalan.
K-Pax was a really unexpected good one.
Signs I liked too...
Taken is nice as well...not as good as I had expected though...but better than most.
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Old 27.10.2008, 21:36
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Is A Shot of Love with TT a new one (part 2) i watched the the first series a few months ago, and was very entertaining.

Titanic is a classic i watched it about 8 times in the cinema. Also Saving Private Ryan i cried buckets watching that film.
As far as War epics go, I havent found anything even remotely close to 'Band of Brothers'. HBO's 10 part miniseries. Definitely a collectible.
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Old 28.10.2008, 08:24
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Nikita
the French version by Luc Besson,
just wild !!!

There was also a series called Nikita,
liked that one too!!!
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Old 28.10.2008, 23:18
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A few relatively recent films that I found quite memorable, apart from the already mentioned Little Miss Sunshine and No Country for Old Men, were (in no particular order):

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Crash

Hope you enjoy at least some of them!
ljm,
I'm surprised no one else cited Crash.
Excellent on the big screen or DVD.

I thought Three Burials and No country for Old Men were good on the big screen.

I ordered old rare b/w DVDs from the English Video Store in Seefeld in Zurich.
They arrived a day or so later in the post with a payment slip. Very convenient.
I haven't noticed it recently when going past on the tram and can't find it on the web.
Anyone know if it moved / closed / is still there?

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Old 02.11.2008, 13:26
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A few relatively recent films that I found quite memorable, apart from the already mentioned Little Miss Sunshine and No Country for Old Men, were (in no particular order):

Gone Baby Gone
Junebug
Breaking and Entering
Children of Men
Michael Clayton
Babel
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Crash
Broken Flowers
Syriana
Oldboy

Hope you enjoy at least some of them!
Watched Michael Clayton last night v. good. I always put Clooney down as a pretty boy and so pay little attention to him in movies but, I must say, he was good in this. Thanks for this list.
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Re: Movie recommendations?

First up I confess that I've not read through the entire thread, so apologies if I repeat previously suggested movies.

If you fancy a bit of a break from the hollywood norm, check out the two movies written and directed by Tom McCarthy. His first back in 2003 is called "The Station Agent" and is just excellent. His follow up is called "The Visitor" and completely unrelated to the first so dont worry about which order you watch them in.

Both are excellent ways to spend 90 minutes of your life when you're not in the mood for violence, explosions, car chases and shooting (which usually I am).

Go see!
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Old 02.11.2008, 16:02
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Now Shyamalan is someone I do know about.. I love all his movies Signs was the first one I saw and I managed to see "The Village" last year..
you might change your mind with The Happening, if all the reviews are anything to go on.
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Old 02.11.2008, 16:06
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Winter is on it's way, the evenings are getting longer I'm in need to of some good movies to watch. Over the last 4/5 years haven't had much time to watch movies like I use to do and cinema visits are rare(my son is 4). Recently I dug out the Godfather movies, Goodfellas, Star wars, Matrix and watch them again but when it comes to good movies that have been recently made I'm sadly ignorant. Any Movies/films you've seen that you would recommend?
Apparently there is a new Star Wars movie out, but like you I haven't really been able to watch much in the way of good movies lately. I can however recommend all the good kids animated movies if you want. I have to watch those because my kids choose the movies these days
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Old 02.11.2008, 16:08
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Paris also reminds me of Anna Hathway in THE DEVILS WEAR A PRADA.

I simply adore her and this is a good movie to watch.
Yes, this was a very good movie!
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