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Old 08.03.2009, 21:23
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My 10 year old son asked to go and see it -LOL
Looking forward to "Inglorious *******s"
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My 10 year old son asked to go and see it -LOL
Looking forward to "Inglorious *******s"
"Now, son, remember, this is fiction and he is a living blue god. Don't expect yours to be that big one day."
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Old 09.03.2009, 14:05
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- Slumdog Millionaire- good, but overrated.
I agree. Good movie, definitely worth a look, but maybe not 8 oscars..
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Old 10.03.2009, 16:50
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Re: Movie recommendations?

If you like action movies, the kind of "Bourne" series, I would recommend:

"Taken" (has nothing to do with the TV show)

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If you like action movies, the kind of "Bourne" series, I would recommend:

"Taken" (has nothing to do with the TV show)

Cheers!

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The general reaction to Taken in the US and worldwide has absolutely baffled me, especially since I saw it a year ago and instantly forgot about it. I mean, it's not a bad movie, and I thought Neeson was good in it, but good christ, it's going to make 300 million at the global box office and reportedly crowds are cheering for the movie in the US, which has resulted in incredible word of mouth. I pride myself on usually not being myopic about these things, and I can totally imagine people thinking it's good if they're not looking for grand cinema and just want to be entertained, but come oooon. It's not "earn 300 million" or "stand up and cheer" good, by any stretch of the imagination. It's one of the rare times when I just have to simply admit: "I don't get it."
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Old 12.03.2009, 14:48
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if they're not looking for grand cinema and just want to be entertained
What is grand cinema for you, may not be for other I guess. Its a matter of likes, and in this case many people liked it

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Old 12.03.2009, 14:55
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Re: Movie recommendations?

The movie that's recently moved me is Jerusalema, which is perhaps better understood by SA's audience as it shows reality of daily life.
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Old 12.03.2009, 15:01
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I can recommend "Synecdoche, New York" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383028/ , Philip Seymour Hoffman is always a great actor and the movie real "thinker"
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I can recommend "Synecdoche, New York" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383028/ , Philip Seymour Hoffman is always a great actor and the movie real "thinker"
I have this on my hard drive for a while and have been waiting to be in the right state of mind to see it, as one usually needs to be with Kaufman's work, and I've heard even much more so with this film. I don't want to be in a bad mood or sleepy and impatient, thus ruining my first impression of it.
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Old 12.03.2009, 15:12
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Two comedy sequels from Leon Schuster Mr.Bones1 and Mr.Bones2 will make you laugh your lungs off!
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Old 12.03.2009, 15:24
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but if you're looking for a good DVD, I really recommend "Primer". A mind bending thriller type movie done for a budget of $7000. big award winner.

And as for "Watchmen", had anyone read the novel? I thought the film was good, but for the first half of it, it felt like the narative had no direction or destination at all...
Also, I still can't understand how Zak Snyder came to be called a "Visionary Director". With "300" he just put Frank Millers comic on the big screen. And the same with this. Granted this was a much more ambitious project, considering the original novel is so complicated. I might call Robert Rodriguez a "Visionary" for "Sin City" as I think that was the first film to really put a Graphic Novel on the big screen in as close a rendering as was possible to the source material, but even that would be stretching it. To me a visionary is someone who creates their own masterpiece, as opposed to someone who just translates a pre-existing piece...

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I have this on my hard drive for a while and have been waiting to be in the right state of mind to see it, as one usually needs to be with Kaufman's work, and I've heard even much more so with this film. I don't want to be in a bad mood or sleepy and impatient, thus ruining my first impression of it.
I completely agree. It should just be you alone in a room and no one disturbing you for the duration of the movie + 30 minutes (to think about what you just saw and experienced).

Although, Adaption. was a really great movie that almost everyone understands immediately. But Philip Seymour Hoffman really gives Synecdoche that extra push and makes the movie truly come alive and real.

Sorry, but I am Philip Seymour Hoffman fan and in movies like Doubt, Capote, 25th Hour and Magnolia his performance just so.. so.. well.. real...
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Don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but if you're looking for a good DVD, I really recommend "Primer". A mind bending thriller type movie done for a budget of $7000. big award winner.
Seen it... GREAT movie.. Better than any sudo-scienfiction movie I even seen, the entire storyline and plot really carries the movie...
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Old 12.03.2009, 15:31
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Little Miss Sunshine and Sideways are great flicks, I agree. So are The Straight Story and Kinsey, I just saw..There are too many good films, can't even get into it.
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Old 12.03.2009, 16:12
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Re: Movie recommendations?

12 Angry Men. The original.
It's definitely worth a watch if you've never seen it. Totally script driven, done well before all the fancy special effects started to creep into movies, and locations comprise of a total of 3 sets, i think.
It really is a great film.
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Old 30.04.2009, 16:26
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Saw an interesting and funny Swiss movie called 'Notfall in Havana' (Incident in Havana). About the Swiss embassy in Havana with an office there representing US interests, one of its hapless officers and a Cuban woman who wants a plane out of Cuba and takes a US senator hostage.
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Old 30.04.2009, 16:30
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I like Wes Anderson movies. The Darjeeling Limited is a nice way to unwind. Light comedy with a pleasant, euphoric tone.
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Old 30.04.2009, 16:39
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I like Wes Anderson movies. The Darjeeling Limited is a nice way to unwind. Light comedy with a pleasant, euphoric tone.

Saw that one recently; remember liking it but can't recall what it was all about.
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Old 30.04.2009, 16:47
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I saw Knowing at the kino in the UK a few weeks ago with Nicolas Cage fantastic i am going to buy it on DVD as soon as it comes out
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Old 30.04.2009, 16:58
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Saw that one recently; remember liking it but can't recall what it was all about.

Oh, was there a story to it? I think the point was everything ended amicably.

After the death of their father, three brothers go to India under the guise of a search for spirituality. It turns outs, one of them just wanted to see their mom who lives out of a monastery. In the process, they work through all the emotional baggage they've carried throughout the years.
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