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Topic: Seen Any Movies Recently? (Cont.)
Posted By: cahaya
Subject: Seen Any Movies Recently? (Cont.)
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2009 at 03:26
Continue from http://www.allempires.net/forum_posts.asp?TID=16837 - Seen any movies recently? by Peter III

I watched,  Drag Me to Hell..

It was so unexpected how some parts which were suppose to  be
scary turned to  be funny...







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Posted By: King John
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2009 at 07:29
I just saw that movie too, I found it to be pretty predictable. 


Posted By: Parnell
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2009 at 10:01
Could only watch half of the 'Bonfire of the Vanities' - read the book a couple of weeks ago and was excited by the film when I heard it would be on tonight. Made me want to get sick - the acting was so f-ing bad. Tom Hanks was a saving grace but every single other actor was terrible. And everything was so terribly tacky and badly shot. The dialogue was imported in some scenes from the book, but it just didn't come off in camera - it looked terribly wooden. And then they invented some of their own dialogue which just pales in comparison to Wolfe's insights.

Maybe its the comparison to Wolfe's writing, since he did internal dialogue very well. I don't think that can properly transferred on screen...


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Posted By: Aster Thrax Eupator
Date Posted: 22 Jun 2009 at 15:59
Oh! The new Star Trek was really good. I felt that they had managed to distance themselves from the, lets face it, rather preachy and pretentious attributes of many of the later series of the franchise. They also managed to cater to the old guard as well - there were endless nuances and subtleties to catch on to! However, one problem was that they didn't show...a...single...Daedalus class starship! grrr


Posted By: cahaya
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2009 at 05:28
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

I love the movie so much and i will go and watch it again for the second time.


Posted By: eaglecap
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2009 at 06:04
I saw the new Star Trek in Bakerfield, CA and thought it was very good and the actors really played their parts good. Only the Spock character really looked close to the original.


Posted By: Flipper
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2009 at 06:55
I saw the Hittites, a Turkish movie but in an English version narrated by Jeremy Irons. I highly recommend it. It was consise and informative. It was also the first time i heard Hittite phrases spoken by people. Glorious! Smile


Posted By: Act of Oblivion
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2009 at 07:32
 
..watched 'Threads' again last night, a BBC drama/film made in 1984 about the effects of a nuclear attack on Britain and the city of Sheffield in particular, seen through the experiences of a number of inhabitants of the city....still quite disturbing even after all these years and an essential piece of 'Cold War' imagery......
 
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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2009 at 09:22
I'm jealous of you Cahaya. I set out with friends to see Transformers 2 last night, but a last minute decision meant we ended up seeing "Year One". Arguably the worst movie I have ever seen.

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Posted By: cahaya
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2009 at 11:57
Originally posted by Knights Knights wrote:

I'm jealous of you Cahaya. I set out with friends to see Transformers 2 last night, but a last minute decision meant we ended up seeing "Year One". Arguably the worst movie I have ever seen.


LOL Aww... It's ok. You'll get your chance soon. The robots couldn't be cooler than that.
It's so hilarious and enjoyable. And for the whole 2 1/2 hrs u spend for the movie.. It's really payoff the time and money for the ticket.
Now I'm hunting for the T-shirt. Big smileWink

So the next movie i am looking forward to watch will be Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince in July. Yeay!!Big smile




Posted By: dayTripper
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2009 at 00:17
Originally posted by Knights Knights wrote:

I'm jealous of you Cahaya. I set out with friends to see Transformers 2 last night, but a last minute decision meant we ended up seeing "Year One". Arguably the worst movie I have ever seen.


When I saw the movie posters for 'Year One' I thought, "Hmm, looks like a relatively interesting premise with two actors who have done entertaining work in the past". But then I read the wiki page and Jack Black said that the humour in the movie was more like Monty Python. Then the Brit heritage in me was outraged that an American film would try to be Python-esque. I now have no will to see it. Also, the reviews were terrible.

On a more positive note, Coraline was great. I'm not normally a stop-motion fan but I am a Neil Gaiman fan and that settled it. Thank god for illegal downloads so I could actually see it =P


Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2009 at 00:21
Wouldn't mind seeing 'up'. Heard it's pretty good.


Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2009 at 00:24
Jack Black said the humour was like MONTY PYTHON?!? This is an outrage, not only because of the fact that they'd try to emulate Monty Python, but also because it was the most non-Monty Python-esque (to use your word) trash I have ever seen. Please, do not see it.

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Posted By: dayTripper
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2009 at 00:28
Originally posted by Knights Knights wrote:

Jack Black said the humour was like MONTY PYTHON?!? This is an outrage, not only because of the fact that they'd try to emulate Monty Python, but also because it was the most non-Monty Python-esque (to use your word) trash I have ever seen. Please, do not see it.


WELL, so said wiki. The article's since been changed, as I read it before it had been released and it was still speculation. So either they completely failed in their attempt to make a Python-esque film, or Jack Black has innocently mistaken the nature of Monty Python.


Posted By: Balaam
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2009 at 14:10
In the last week or so I have watched:

Sex Drive, a rude-ish comedy about this guy who travels 9 or so hours across the US to meet a chick he met on the internet but in the end ends up with his friend who he has always had a crush on.

Role Models, Thumbs Up is all I can say about it. Quite a good comedy.

Postal, Violent with some humour. Certainly Uwe Boll's best...not that means much...

Hannah Montana The Movie, Went and saw this with two other mates of mine (both male as well) as we are all big Hannah/Miley fans and it wasn't too bad a film. Bit too much singing scenes IMO but still good.

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, If it wouldn't have been so gross and disturbing I would have creamed myself multiple times in response to this film. Hopefully you understand that joke to work out how much I loved this movie Wink


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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2009 at 17:28
I stickied this topic Smile

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Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2009 at 05:01
I watched The Prestige and the Illusionist, very good movies though i wish i had watched the Illusionist first and the Prestige after, because the latter is more realistic magic while the former is raising dead people, turning seeds into trees etc. My state of mind after the Prestige was explainable magic and tricks not Disney magic.
 
The historical setting was nice though. 


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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2009 at 12:51
I thought the Prestige was a great movie! Must watch it again some time soon...

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Posted By: Justinian
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2009 at 19:27
Over the past two days I've seen Star Trek and Transformers:  Revenge of the Fallen.  I also rented Transformers (2007) before seeing the sequel, so I would be up to speed. 

I went into Start Trek a definite skeptic, I was not a fan of the original series and I really was disappointed to see the next movie was not going to continue the storyline from the previous ones.  However, after seeing it I can say I have been converted.  I found it just fantastic, I have seen all the films with the original cast, and on that I thought the new actors did a great job capturing the essence of their characters.  Another pleasant surprise was Nemoy's cameo, I was afraid it would come off poorly, but it worked well for me.

Both transformer movies I enjoyed immensely; the effects, from all three films of the films, are some of, if not, the best I've ever seen.  (of course being the most recent by release date small wonderWink)  Especially breathtaking are the transformers, I was just in awe of them.   I can say I'll be purchasing all three on DVD.  (the highest recommendation I can giveSmile)

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Posted By: Temujin
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2009 at 04:33
Originally posted by Knights Knights wrote:

I thought the Prestige was a great movie! Must watch it again some time soon...


yeah one of the best Christian Bale movies.


Posted By: cahaya
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2009 at 03:15
Today.. watched Ice Age 3 in 3D...
like it so much.. funny and hilarious..


Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2009 at 09:00

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/53/El-Cid.jpg - El Cid (1961) Amazing movie, great music and beautiful Spanish landscapes with impressive fortresses. The costumes of the Knights and the Muslim soldiers was very interesting.  It's 48 years old but ten times better than most of the historical movies being produced these days by Hollywood.



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Posted By: cahaya
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2009 at 13:48
Night at Museum 2... a mediocre. I feel a little bit disappointed as the first one is much much better.

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Posted By: Etnad
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 04:58
I just saw Michael Mann's Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp as Dillinger and Christian Bale as Melvin Purvis.
A realy good movie trying to describe who John Dillinger was and what drove him. But... nothing tops his "Heat" with Al Pacino and Robert de Niro, best movie ever describing to men on both sides of the law. Lovely<3


Posted By: cahaya
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 05:02
I saw the movie trailer.. looks nice.. but.. I am waiting for Harry Porter

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Posted By: Byzantine Emperor
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 05:19
I am looking forward to this movie:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDlUTKd_wXI - Pandorum
 


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Posted By: cahaya
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 05:28
WHAT is that?????

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Posted By: Byzantine Emperor
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 05:36
Originally posted by cahaya cahaya wrote:

WHAT is that?????
 
What, too scary for you? LOL
 


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Posted By: cahaya
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 05:40
Most probably I'll watch 40%-60% from the whole movie.. as the rest.. i'll be covering my face with my hands... that's for sure.. Cool

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Posted By: Byzantine Emperor
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 05:43
Originally posted by cahaya cahaya wrote:

Most probably I'll watch 40%-60% from the whole movie.. as the rest.. i'll be covering my face with my hands... that's for sure.. Cool
 
Hahaha!
 
I don't usually like horror movies because there all so cliche and predictable anymore.  However, when the sci-fi and horror genres are combined, especially with the setting in space, it makes for a truely terrifying experience!  Have you ever seen Event Horizon?
 


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Posted By: Etnad
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 08:01
Pandorum looks great!
Reminds me of Alien.


Posted By: Zagros
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 08:33
Drag Me to Hell: worth a watch, but a bit over hyped
Transformers 2: Over hyped again but I'm not bitter about the money I spent to watch it.
Terminator 4: see above
Public Enemies: over hyped and I do regret paying money to see it.

Next: Harry Pothead


Posted By: Harburs
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 08:44
I saw Transformers 2, not as good as the first one.

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Posted By: Zagros
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 09:16
Yes, "The Fallen" was very disappointing and pathetic and I hate it how Megatron and the Fallen were so easily crushed at the end by optomus prime.


Posted By: cahaya
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 13:46
Originally posted by BE BE wrote:


Hahaha!
 
I don't usually like horror movies because there all so cliche and predictable anymore.  However, when the sci-fi and horror genres are combined, especially with the setting in space, it makes for a truely terrifying experience!  Have you ever seen Event Horizon?

This kind of movie.. the last one I watched was I am Legend. I never heard of Event Horizon. Why? We can see alien pop out from someone's head?

Originally posted by Zagros Zagros wrote:


Drag Me to Hell: worth a watch, but a bit over hyped
Transformers 2: Over hyped again but I'm not bitter about the money I spent to watch it.
Terminator 4: see above
Public Enemies: over hyped and I do regret paying money to see it.
Next: Harry Pothead


Drag me to hell.. seriously.. similar to Scary Movie. Though the first 15 min I am covering my face with my hands.. Embarrassed

Hey... transformers is a cool movie.. One of the coolest for yr 2009! Though Megatron and The Falled were easily defeated by Optimus Prime, he was killed before by Megatron. So...  It's worth my money.. to watch the movie...and.... for all the posters too..Approve

Harry Potter.. let us see how the Albus Dumbledore die...


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Posted By: Etnad
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 19:53
Do you guys even watch Michael Bay movies :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiHsxQJ9ZOo
I don't get how anyone can take him or his movies seriously :o


Posted By: eaglecap
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2009 at 08:15
I saw "knowing" with Nicolas Cage. It is a real good end of the world scenario. Saved by the aliens the world burns up- ahhhh!!

I got an old DVD titled "Mr. Motto's last warning." It is an old movie from the 1940's about WWII

Also "Benedict Arnold" an A&E dramatized version about his involvement in the American Revolution.


Posted By: Act of Oblivion
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2009 at 08:16
..the other day i watched Nikolai Lebedev's Zvezda (The Star, 2002)..i was really looking forward to this film but was sadly disappointed....having expected to see a  film with all the fine trimmings of Russian  made war films, it just turned out to be a collection of cliches akin to the Hollywood school of film-making....in fact, having viewed just too many scenes with the token 'love interest' (bit like Enemy at the Gates)DeadDeadDead, i turned the film off about 45 minutes in....from now on, i think i will stick to the old black and white and Soviet era produced war films.....
Clap
....Defiance was not too bad as it managed to just about tip toe over what could have been yet another cliched film....Defiance was ultimately redeemed by the photo set of the real individuals at the start of the end credits....that kind of thing never fails to move me....bit like Band of Brothers when each episode contained memoirs from the actual guys....
 
..anyway, i guess i must be due another re-run of Come and See...ClapClapClap
 
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Posted By: Harburs
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2009 at 12:19
Brunno, Dead disturbing, disgusting, and a little funny.

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Posted By: Etnad
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2009 at 04:22
Had a Godfather theme running today. Saw the three movies in a row.. :D My head hurts..


Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2009 at 04:31

Angels&Demons - nice movie

Taegukgi(Brotherhood)- best war movie i have seen since S.P.R, amazing how the older brother went from 'medal of Honor' soldier in the South Korean army to super general leading one of North Korea's best armies, i will leave it at that, because i don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet. 


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Posted By: ResoundingEagle
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2009 at 04:54
I haven't watched a major movie release in years, save recommendations from friends. =/
Watered down plotlines with half-witted attempted 'cunning' phrases and quick thrill cg explosions, along with pointless and plot wrecking sex scenes, does not a good movie make. =P Not for me anyways. For those who do like such things, no offense to them.  They may indulge to their hearts content.
However, apparently, Hollywood hates anyone with different tastes than mentioned above, and does not want their business. =P

What ever happened to that exceptional caliber of movie and show making, now seemingly lost to the world? =(




Posted By: Etnad
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2009 at 04:56
ResoundingEagle, which movies do you like? 


Posted By: ResoundingEagle
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2009 at 05:33
Anything that steers clear of what I mentioned above. =P I'm not really picky, I just don't prefer that kind of thing. Any recommendations are welcomed.




Posted By: Harburs
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2009 at 07:36
Originally posted by Prince of Zeila Prince of Zeila wrote:

Angels&Demons - nice movie

Taegukgi(Brotherhood)- best war movie i have seen since S.P.R, amazing how the older brother went from 'medal of Honor' soldier in the South Korean army to super general leading one of North Korea's best armies, i will leave it at that, because i don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet. 
I have seen this movie. A good movie which I recommend as well.


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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2009 at 11:13
OK so last night I finally got to go and see Transformers 2! Now, I am pretty biased because I generally enjoy all movies, but T2 was AWESOME. The action was insanely brilliant, and I never got bored of it throughout the film. Some great settings, mad robots, epic fight scenes.etc all made up for the dubious plot compared to the first film.

Loved it.


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Posted By: Etnad
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2009 at 18:55
Originally posted by ResoundingEagle ResoundingEagle wrote:

Anything that steers clear of what I mentioned above. =P I'm not really picky, I just don't prefer that kind of thing. Any recommendations are welcomed.


Well if you want a plain good movie, there is always Edward Scissorshand,
For comedy there's the "Dr. Strangelove: or how I learned to love the bomb" funniest movie ever, from 1964, joking about the threat of doomsday caused by the arms race between the US and USSR.

Otherwise I would recommend, Heat (1990). The director, Mann, really knows how to describe two men on different sides of the law. It's one of the best movies I have ever seen.

"Hitlers Elite" is also a great movie, showing the manipulations going on at the napola school during the war and how the young germans were fascinated by the führer-culture.




Posted By: ResoundingEagle
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2009 at 04:35
Originally posted by Etnad Etnad wrote:

Originally posted by ResoundingEagle ResoundingEagle wrote:

Anything that steers clear of what I mentioned above. =P I'm not really picky, I just don't prefer that kind of thing. Any recommendations are welcomed.


Well if you want a plain good movie, there is always Edward Scissorshand,
For comedy there's the "Dr. Strangelove: or how I learned to love the bomb" funniest movie ever, from 1964, joking about the threat of doomsday caused by the arms race between the US and USSR.

Otherwise I would recommend, Heat (1990). The director, Mann, really knows how to describe two men on different sides of the law. It's one of the best movies I have ever seen.

"Hitlers Elite" is also a great movie, showing the manipulations going on at the napola school during the war and how the young germans were fascinated by the führer-culture.




Thanks. I haven't seen the last one, so I'll be sure to check it out. (Heat was pretty good by the way, I agree)

Out of good movies I have actually seen recently (other than documentaries and such, which makes most of my diet), I rather enjoyed the new Pathfinder[US] and Chi Bi[China] (Red Wall pt. 1 - still have to see pt. 2)

Most of my very favorite series, movies, and shows, are animated.



Posted By: Jallaludin Akbar
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2009 at 12:39

So I watched Bruno today with some friends. I have to say, this movie is waaaay more different then what I anticipated it to be. What I thought would be another Borat-like film was extremely disturbing. With all the penises flying about and strange dresses, this film was not for me. Confused


Posted By: ResoundingEagle
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2009 at 08:35
Originally posted by Jallaludin Akbar Jallaludin Akbar wrote:


So I watched Bruno today with some friends. I have to say, this movie is waaaay more different then what I anticipated it to be. What I thought would be another Borat-like film was extremely disturbing. With all the penises flying about and strange dresses, this film was not for me. Confused


XD LOL That sounds like a rather terrifying experience, Jallaludin. You have my empathy and hopes you will no longer get unexpected 'rising surprises'


Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2009 at 18:05
Originally posted by Suren Suren wrote:

Originally posted by Prince of Zeila Prince of Zeila wrote:

Angels&Demons - nice movie

Taegukgi(Brotherhood)- best war movie i have seen since S.P.R, amazing how the older brother went from 'medal of Honor' soldier in the South Korean army to super general leading one of North Korea's best armies, i will leave it at that, because i don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet. 
I have seen this movie. A good movie which I recommend as well.
 
Funniest part of the movie was when the South Korean Generals showed the younger brother a propaganda picture of the older brother as leader of the North Korean 'Flag Unit', damn that cracked me up.LOL


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Posted By: Byzantine Emperor
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 02:20
I saw The Devil's Tomb last night, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ron Perlman.  It had a really interesting storyline but some poor acting and low budget hurt it in the end.  It is worth renting though.
 
 
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Posted By: Kaysaar
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 02:38
I agree Knights - Transformers 2 was fantastic!

I saw Harry Potter: The Half-Blood Prince last week, and was very pleased. The cinematography was very well done, and they were rather faithful to the book. I'd see it again.Thumbs Up


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Posted By: Denis Didovic
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 05:11
A good Movie is Behind Enemy Lines! Behind Enemy Lines is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_in_film - 2001 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thriller_film - thriller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_film - war film directed by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moore_%28director%29 - John Moore and starring http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Hackman - Gene Hackman and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Wilson - Owen Wilson . Its fictional plot is centered on the story of uncovering a http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/massacre - massacre in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_War - Bosnian War of 1992-1995 by an American naval aviator.




Posted By: Etnad
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 05:40
Hey Denis! I've seen the movie, great subject. But sometimes the movies goes a bit to Hollywood! :D To much unreal action (firing anti-aircraft guns at hills)
But I really love the scene where the little girl is running through the city, where all the wires from the claymores are!
"They think they are going to kick some nazies in normandy!"


Posted By: eaglecap
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 05:51
Veggie Tales shhhhhhh!!


I saw seaons one of Battle Star Gallatica- the new version.

American Beauty with, in the same DVD, American Virgin. Strange movies.

I will start season two on Battle Star Gallatica soon.



Posted By: es_bih
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 11:43
Originally posted by Denis Didovic Denis Didovic wrote:

A good Movie is Behind Enemy Lines! Behind Enemy Lines is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_in_film - 2001 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thriller_film - thriller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_film - war film directed by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moore_%28director%29 - John Moore and starring http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Hackman - Gene Hackman and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Wilson - Owen Wilson . Its fictional plot is centered on the story of uncovering a http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/massacre - massacre in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_War - Bosnian War of 1992-1995 by an American naval aviator.





Couldn't stand this movie to tell you the truth...

It was overly anti-Serbian. American, Nato guy that can't be shot by sniper = good, all Serbs in the movie = bad.

Which clearly was not the case.


There were numerous Serbs that were forced into the Serb army unwillingly, and actually risked their and their families lives to save as many people as they could. I know this as my friend's father did exactly that...and get threatened for having a "non_serb" wife.







On the other note, yes the depictions of massacres, grave ditches, and the general slaughter of Bosnians and Croats is very much true (yes it happened to all 3 sides as well - for Mr. CW if he's lurking but can't log in Embarrassed)





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Posted By: Harburs
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 12:08
English Patient. A good movie about WWII.

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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 12:22
Kaysaar - totally agree. Such amazing action, with an epic soundtrack too. Perfect in the cinemas, but now I'd like to go and see it in IMAX Big smile

Originally posted by Denis Didovic Denis Didovic wrote:

A good Movie is Behind Enemy Lines! Behind Enemy Lines is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_in_film - 2001 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thriller_film - thriller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_film - war film directed by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moore_%28director%29 - John Moore and starring http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Hackman - Gene Hackman and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Wilson - Owen Wilson . Its fictional plot is centered on the story of uncovering a http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/massacre - massacre in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_War - Bosnian War of 1992-1995 by an American naval aviator.




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Posted By: King Kang of Mu
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 13:22
Originally posted by Prince of Zeila Prince of Zeila wrote:

Originally posted by Suren Suren wrote:

Originally posted by Prince of Zeila Prince of Zeila wrote:

Angels&Demons - nice movie

Taegukgi(Brotherhood)- best war movie i have seen since S.P.R, amazing how the older brother went from 'medal of Honor' soldier in the South Korean army to super general leading one of North Korea's best armies, i will leave it at that, because i don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet. 
I have seen this movie. A good movie which I recommend as well.
 
Funniest part of the movie was when the South Korean Generals showed the younger brother a propaganda picture of the older brother as leader of the North Korean 'Flag Unit', damn that cracked me up.LOL
 
Can't stop crying in the final scene when the younger brother monologues to his dead brother.  I have to say the best film ever about the Korean War so far.  It wasn't an war movie about a glorious military triumph, it was about a family and what they had to go through to survive a war, and as a nation which is also a family as in collection of many such families. 
 
What surprised me most was that how critical it was of atrocities caused by both side, even more so on South Korean part since the one of the main character defected because of it which is a huge part of the plot.  A moment for me to refresh myself that least South Korea no longer under military dictatorships.
 
Visually the last battle scene was pretty impressive for me.  I know it wasn't much far from gritty shaky cinematography of other recent Hollywood war movie like The Thin Red Line and Blackhawk Down and such.  But when it becomes the bayonet trench war fight, both sides gets soaked in blood and covered in mud, from uniforms to faces, that you can't even tell who's on whose side, only thing you can separate any figure out of blood and mud are shiny white eyeballs and teeth.  That at that point, I don't think they cared much about either communism or capitalism, most of the had no idea what they were anyway.
 
I'm gonna introduce another Korean War movie, http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geuy_AI2VKT9cAszNXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByMTNuNTZzBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMgRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkAw--/SIG=11ncmja6t/EXP=1248228672/**http%3a//www.imdb.com/title/tt0475783 - Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
 
I guess if anyone can make a feel good comedic movie about the Korean War, it might as well be the Koreans, right?  This movie has very childlike magic moments that makes me proud.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Welcome_to_Dongmakgol_poster.jpg">
 
 
actually you can watch it in YourTube.
 
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyPCMajTnJQ - Welcome To Dongmakgol- 1/19  
 
 


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Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 20:23
King Kang of Mu yes critics praised the neutrality of the film and how it didn't turn one side into demons and the other into saints.
 
I  know 'Welcome to Dongmakgol', i saw it last year on mysoju, the concept is genius and the boar scene was hilarious.LOL  There is something fresh about Korean movies, case in point:
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Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 20:48
Old Boy is an excellent film - had me transfixed to the end. That, and a little of the wacky stuff if I remember correctly..Ermm


Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 21:09
Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

Old Boy is an excellent film - had me transfixed to the end. That, and a little of the wacky stuff if I remember correctly..Ermm
 
One moment of the movie that i will never ever forget is the scene with the squid/octopus ShockedSmile
 
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Posted By: King Kang of Mu
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 22:05
Originally posted by Prince of Zeila Prince of Zeila wrote:

King Kang of Mu yes critics praised the neutrality of the film and how it didn't turn one side into demons and the other into saints.
 
I  know 'Welcome to Dongmakgol', i saw it last year on mysoju, the concept is genius and the boar scene was hilarious.LOL  There is something fresh about Korean movies, case in point:
(source:Cinematografia.cl)
 
Ahhh Old Boy......  Cool violent scenes were one thing, the plot twist was just a unadulterated mind f*ck. 
 
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZafSJU6bOY - #6 - Ode to an OST : The Music of 'Oldboy'  
 
if you saw old boy, you probably saw this too.
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzXbV9a5GA4&feature=related - Lady Vengeance Trailer (American Trailer)
 
 
 


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Posted By: Etnad
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 03:25
Old buy is awesome! :D
Same director of Lady Vengeance?


Posted By: King Kang of Mu
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 05:17
Originally posted by Etnad Etnad wrote:

Old buy is awesome! :D
Same director of Lady Vengeance?
 
yes, they are called 'the Vengeance Triology', Old Boy was the seond one, Lady Vengeance was the third and the last.  Yes the same director.  there sre no continuous plot among these three, but they are all about someone getting locked up for years and ploting a great vengeance and the emptiness that sweeps you away once it is accomplished.  Many cast members in Old Boy are also in Lady Vegeance, including Yoo Ji Tae the actor who played Old Boy himself.  But they are all given the new roles for Lady usually very contrasting from the roles they had in Old Boy.
 
The director's name is Park Chan Wook.
 
 
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Park Chan-wook (born http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_23 - August 23 , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963 - 1963 in the Tanyan area of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jecheon - Jecheon ) is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korea - South Korean http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_director - film director and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenwriter - screenwriter . One of the most acclaimed and popular filmmakers in his native country, Park is most known for his films http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Security_Area_%28film%29 - Joint Security Area and what has become known as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vengeance_Trilogy - The Vengeance Trilogy , consisting of 2002's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sympathy_for_Mr._Vengeance - Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldboy - Oldboy in 2003 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sympathy_for_Lady_Vengeance - Sympathy for Lady Vengeance in 2005. His films are noted for their immaculate framing and brutal subject matter.

In a May 2004 interview with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hollywood_Reporter - The Hollywood Reporter , when asked who influences him, Park's response was: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophocles - Sophocles , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare - Shakespeare , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kafka - Kafka , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dostoevsky - Dostoevsky , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balzac - Balzac , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Vonnegut - Kurt Vonnegut and others. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Chan-wook#cite_note-hollywoodreporter-0 - [1] In an interview for Lady Vengeance, Park listed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Hitchcock - Alfred Hitchcock , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Aldrich - Robert Aldrich , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingmar_Bergman - Ingmar Bergman , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Fuller - Sam Fuller , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Polanski - Roman Polanski and the Korean director, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Ki-young - Kim Ki-young , as cinematic influences.......

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Posted By: cahaya
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 08:56
I saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button..
Not bad at all..


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Posted By: Aster Thrax Eupator
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 09:32
I just saw "Die another day" for the first time in years...not bad at all...
 
 


Posted By: King Kang of Mu
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 15:44
Originally posted by Prince of Zeila Prince of Zeila wrote:

King Kang of Mu yes critics praised the neutrality of the film and how it didn't turn one side into demons and the other into saints.
 
I  know 'Welcome to Dongmakgol', i saw it last year on mysoju, the concept is genius and the boar scene was hilarious.LOL  There is something fresh about Korean movies, case in point:
(source:Cinematografia.cl)
 
oh I forgot to mention that the actress plays Mido is the same actress who plays the girl, Yeo Il in Welcome to Dongmakgol, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kang_Hye-jeong - Kang Hye-jeong .Wink


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Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 16:12
King Kang of Mu,
 
'lady vengeance' looks interesting i will check that one out, do you know of more movies similar to the mythological themed 'the Restless', or highschool themed 'my Tutor friend'? Historical movies are welcome tooSmile


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Posted By: Harburs
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 16:56
Garoojigi, the first Korean sexual comic I have ever seenBig smile. Not bad, I had some laughing moments.

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Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 17:00
Suren, you should watch Sex is Zero(2002), it's like American Pie but funnier, the main male character had me rolling on the floorLOL

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Posted By: Harburs
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 17:08
Ok, I will look for it in mysojo.

have you seen jewel in palace or Jumong Series?


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Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 17:12
I know that the first one is very popular in the Middle East as my mother watches it on one of those satellite channels, i have tried to watch them both on mysoju but alot of the times the links weren't working(this was last year, i think they had technical problems) so opted for movies instead, is Jumong really good?

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Posted By: Harburs
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 17:39
Yes, it is about King Jumong who established Gogoryo kingdom the mightiest Korean dynasty which lasted several centuries and fought against Han (Chinese) empire and several other strong chinese dynasties. Jumong links right now works in mysoju.

If you are looking for Mythical and historical Korean Series I recommend the Legend. You can watch it in mysoju.   

@ King Kang of Mu:

Do you know any good movie regarding General Yi sun shin?


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Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 17:45

Thanks for that(especially the Legend)Smile 

If you manage to finish watching all the other recommendationsLOL, check out the 'Death note' series from Japan


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Posted By: Harburs
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 17:49
I have already seen that. Death note is really great.Smile

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Posted By: King Kang of Mu
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 18:00
Originally posted by Suren Suren wrote:

Yes, it is about King Jumong who established Gogoryo kingdom the mightiest Korean dynasty which lasted several centuries and fought against Han (Chinese) empire and several other strong chinese dynasties. Jumong links right now works in mysoju.

If you are looking for Mythical and historical Korean Series I recommend the Legend. You can watch it in mysoju.   

@ King Kang of Mu:

Do you know any good movie regarding General Yi sun shin?
 
I don't know any recent movie about him, old ones are probably not in net. One of the reaon why there isn't a recent great Korean film about their greatest military leader is because of this TV show which became so definitive, that hard to top it with 2 hour movie.
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4C7F78D845C38D38&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&v=P8KmdF-F6uI - The Immortal YI Soon Shin episode 1 part 1
 
 
For a mythical and historical....(about Gojoseon and Goguryeo myths)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUJCyXuG_3Y&feature=related - Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi Drama1-2  (sorry, can't find 1-1)


 
 
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Posted By: King Kang of Mu
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 18:13
Originally posted by Prince of Zeila Prince of Zeila wrote:

King Kang of Mu,
 
'lady vengeance' looks interesting i will check that one out, do you know of more movies similar to the mythological themed 'the Restless', or highschool themed 'my Tutor friend'? Historical movies are welcome tooSmile
 
Another historical,
 
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=724EA3002064B33A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&v=9Xlj8uG99Jo - Musa The Warrior Part 1
 
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1c/Musa2001TheatricalMoviePoster.jpg">File:Musa2001TheatricalMoviePoster.jpg
 
 
 
Synopsis

In the 14th century, a failed Korean political envoy attempts to rescue a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming_Dynasty - Ming princess from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol - Mongols in an effort to save http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korea - Korea 's relationship with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China - China .

 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musa_%28film - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musa_(film )
 
 
 
for a Korean high school themed, Old Boy in school?
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4847F1C57C183DFD&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&v=FMPiKliSaVQ - Once Upon A Time In High School 1/12
 
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4d/Once_Upon_a_Time_in_High_School_movie_poster.jpg">File:Once Upon a Time in High School movie poster.jpg
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time_in_High_School - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time_in_High_School
 

Spirit of Jeet Kune Do: Once Upon a Time in High School ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_language - Korean : 말죽거리 잔혹사) is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_in_film - 2004 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korea - South Korean drama film. The background of the film is set in a high school in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korea - South Korea , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978 - 1978 . The original Korean title literally means "Cruel history of Maljuk street" where filming was located in the present neighborhood of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yangjae-dong - Yangjae-dong , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seocho-gu - Seocho-gu district, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seoul - Seoul . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time_in_High_School#cite_note-0 - [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time_in_High_School#cite_note-1 - [2]

 Plot

Kwon, who starred as Hyun-soo, transfers to another school. He is sent to a bottom-rank class and experiences violence in classroom by a group of gangsters in his class, led by Jong-hun, who is a stereotypical Korean bully in school. The teachers are also depicted as authoritarian to the students, using violence for the sake of discipline, as did most Korean teachers in the '70s and to some extent in modern days as well.......



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Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 18:18
I've seen bothTongue they are definitely great movies, especially the latter.

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Posted By: King Kang of Mu
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2009 at 19:04
Originally posted by Prince of Zeila Prince of Zeila wrote:

I've seen bothTongue they are definitely great movies, especially the latter.
 
 
Geee, you guys watch more Korean movies than I do....ShockedClap
I might have to turn this thread into 'Seen Any Korean Movies Recently?' thread before i come up with something you two haven't seen.Wink
 
for another historical, seen this one?
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aphi9bSuM9U - Jo Sumi - If I Leave (Empress Myung Sung OST)   (spoiler warning!)
 
Historical connection
Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Myeongseong - Empress Myeongseong

Empress Myeongseong was considered as the last empress of Korea because of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eulmi_Incident - Eulmi Incident (also called Operation Fox Hunt).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Myeongseong_%28TV_series - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Myeongseong_(TV_series )
 
 
 
 
something historical(kinda) yet funny like in the spirit of 'Bill and Ted's Back to the Future to 'Dongmakgol'....
 
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilVSxd7mPeo - 천군 CHUN GOON 予告編 (The Heaven's Soldiers)
 
 

The film begins with high-level military leaders from both sides discussing the surrender of a North Korean 50 MT nuclear warhead in a secret underground development bunker near the DMZ. The warhead was secretly jointly-designed, but international pressure has forced North (and South) Korea to hand over the device and close the facility. North Korean officer Major Kang, displeased with the conciliation of the Koreas, rebels and steals the warhead along with several of his loyal soldiers, even killing some North Korean guards in the process. Due to the top-secret nature of the meeting, the leaders of both sides cannot request reinforcements to apprehend the officer, and instead dispatch a South Korean special forces platoon that was present at the meeting.

The platoon intercepts the rebellious Kang and his squad by boat and begin a firefight in the dead of night. However, in the middle of the conflict a comet travels dangerously close to Earth - and this causes a "time rift" linking the present with other points in the comet's 433-year cycle of close approaches to the Earth. Three modern Korean men from each side (and one woman scientist, Dr. Kim, kidnapped along with the warhead) unintentionally and to their surprise find themselves time traveling back from 2005 to 1572......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavens_Soldiers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven's_Soldiers


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Posted By: Harburs
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 20:20
We may open a new thread about have you seen any Korean movie recently!Big smile

I saw Red Cliff II. It is as great as number one, a true epic.Thumbs Up


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Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 21:21
Originally posted by King Kang of Mu King Kang of Mu wrote:

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Another historical,
 
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=724EA3002064B33A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&v=9Xlj8uG99Jo - Musa The Warrior Part 1
 
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1c/Musa2001TheatricalMoviePoster.jpg">File:Musa2001TheatricalMoviePoster.jpg
 
 
 
Synopsis

In the 14th century, a failed Korean political envoy attempts to rescue a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming_Dynasty - Ming princess from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol - Mongols in an effort to save http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korea - Korea 's relationship with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China - China .

 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musa_%28film - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musa_(film ) 
 
This is really a good one: cruel, exciting and with sweet Zhang Ziyi in a leading role. Excellent.
 


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 22:11
I saw Brüno, and I don't think I've ever seen a worse movie that tries to be funny.


Posted By: Prince of Zeila
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2009 at 22:37
King Kang of Mu, i think you should dedicate a seperate topic to Korean cinema.LOL There was a time when i watched three Korean movies a day, but that was last summer when i had lots of free time on my hand and mysoju was godsend. I haven't seen those two movies yet though, the latter's concept is interesting, modern weapons in medieval times, i will check that one out for sure.

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Posted By: Act of Oblivion
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2009 at 09:29
 
..tonight, i watched Anvil!! The Story of Anvil, about the Canadian heavy metal band and their quest for rock stardom...to be honest, any heavy metal documentary will appeal to my sensibility, but this film was just great..you cannot help but warm to the main characters (Lips and Rob) and admire their dedication and heart-felt commitment to their craft and their dreams...(not to mention their life-long friendship and all the highs and lows that brings)..
 
...a funny and entertaining film but equally poignant and very moving...not something that is normally associated with the genre....very inspiring and i would recommend this film not only to rock fans, but those who perhaps would side-step the movie because of its heavy metal topic....lovely stuff....no, really.....ClapClapClap


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Posted By: Harburs
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2009 at 06:44
Ice Age 3, is an interesting animation.Thumbs Up

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Posted By: cahaya
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2009 at 14:25
Originally posted by Suren Suren wrote:

Ice Age 3, is an interesting animation.Thumbs Up


The best part was when all of them tried to cross the cave.. and laughed like hell.. LOL LOL


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Posted By: Harburs
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2009 at 15:59
Yeah, one of the best part.

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Posted By: es_bih
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2009 at 16:48
Haven't watched much in the way of cinema lately, however season 5 of Lost is great so far.

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Posted By: Jallaludin Akbar
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2009 at 08:55
Originally posted by rider rider wrote:

I saw Brüno, and I don't think I've ever seen a worse movie that tries to be funny.

Right on target. Wink


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Posted By: eaglecap
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2009 at 09:00
K-19 with Harrison Ford
Inspector General with Danny Kaye - oldy but mouldy
Evening
and last but not least:
Roxanne with Steve Martin

Since it is free to get DVD movies from the library I am seeing movies I had missed and why pay when you don't have to.



Posted By: Justinian
Date Posted: 09 Aug 2009 at 12:13
Just saw the 6th Harry Potter.  Very pleasantly surprised.  It was the best one I have seen since either the 2nd or 3rd.  It flows much better than the previous two, don't even notice (or should I say mind) the parts of the book not included.  Only part I found agitating was a bit too much teen romance.  

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Posted By: Zagros
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2009 at 23:05
Bruno was a pile of worthless tired sh*t - the only funny parts were the talk show with the black baby and StraighT Dave at the cage fighting.  THAT was it.


BRUNO SUCKS ASS - though he would probably consider this to be a compliment...


Posted By: Sarmat
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2009 at 03:29
I have recently seen a good movie about John Rabe, a German businessman and a member of the branch of Nazi party in China that saved 250 thousand Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937.  In a sense he was the "Oskar Schindler of the East" It's a joint Chinese-German-French production.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNbHGsw5xXs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNbHGsw5xXs
 
http://www.johnrabe.de/ - http://www.johnrabe.de/


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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2009 at 03:39
Saw The Hangover a week or so, back...

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Posted By: Act of Oblivion
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2009 at 08:26
..tonight, i tried to watch The Admiral by Andrei Kravchuk (2008)...which turned out to be a film with  obvious potential, an interesting story but utterly ruined by the film-makers desire to add yet another unecessary and gratuitous love-interest...end result?...i switched off about a third of the way through having listened to one too many saccharine-laced lovey dovey voice overs....awful...DeadDeadDead..
 
..why can't film producers just tell these kind of historical stories without all that nonsense....surely the tales alone are more than enough to keep peoples interest without having to divert into the realms of Mills and Boon drivel....thats two Russian films i have watched recently which have succumbed to Hollywood style rot.....bah humbug....


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Posted By: Styrbiorn
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2009 at 08:42
Originally posted by Act of Oblivion Act of Oblivion wrote:

..tonight, i tried to watch The Admiral by Andrei Kravchuk (2008)...which turned out to be a film with  obvious potential, an interesting story but utterly ruined by the film-makers desire to add yet another unecessary and gratuitous love-interest...end result?...i switched off about a third of the way through having listened to one too many saccharine-laced lovey dovey voice overs....awful...DeadDeadDead..
 
..why can't film producers just tell these kind of historical stories without all that nonsense....surely the tales alone are more than enough to keep peoples interest without having to divert into the realms of Mills and Boon drivel....thats two Russian films i have watched recently which have succumbed to Hollywood style rot.....bah humbug....

I'm not sure how much Hollywood is responsible, Russians seem to adore love stories... especially if they end in tragedy. Don't tell me the ending of Admiral though, I'm planning to see it :)



Posted By: Act of Oblivion
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2009 at 09:18
Originally posted by Styrbiorn Styrbiorn wrote:

Originally posted by Act of Oblivion Act of Oblivion wrote:

..tonight, i tried to watch The Admiral by Andrei Kravchuk (2008)...which turned out to be a film with  obvious potential, an interesting story but utterly ruined by the film-makers desire to add yet another unecessary and gratuitous love-interest...end result?...i switched off about a third of the way through having listened to one too many saccharine-laced lovey dovey voice overs....awful...DeadDeadDead..
 
..why can't film producers just tell these kind of historical stories without all that nonsense....surely the tales alone are more than enough to keep peoples interest without having to divert into the realms of Mills and Boon drivel....thats two Russian films i have watched recently which have succumbed to Hollywood style rot.....bah humbug....

I'm not sure how much Hollywood is responsible, Russians seem to adore love stories... especially if they end in tragedy. Don't tell me the ending of Admiral though, I'm planning to see it :)

 
....your right about the themes, but it seems to me that such stories are no longer portrayed or made in 'that' Russian style of quality...i have seen some excellant Russian/Soviet 'relationship' films....but it seems the current film making process/directing has taken a shift towards Hollywood extremes.....The Admiral was supposed to be a 'true' story, and from what i know, the relationship angle had to be there,  but the wishy washy stuff was just over done, over exaggerated and badly scripted...but don't worry, i will not spoil the ending..cos i did not get that far!!!!....however, i would be very interested to read what your thoughts will be on the film..it could be just me going through a bad film patch!!!...all the best...AoO...
 
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Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2009 at 20:29
Originally posted by Knights Knights wrote:

Saw The Hangover a week or so, back...
 
 
Yeassss........And how waaaas it..?



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