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Finally finished watching the Dollar trilogy (A Fist Full of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) and would recommend it as a MUST watch to anyone who hasn't got the honors.
After the Godfather trilogy it's the only other one that I have found completely entertaining and a master piece at its genre.
The combination of Ennio Morricone's great background music makes it even more desirable to watch it again and again. A 5/5 rater...

An example of great music from A Fist Full of Dollars:



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Edge of Darkness and a Fish called Wanda.
 
I already saw the series twice (one of the greatest ever) and I was quite disappointed with the film which comes no where near the original series.
 
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Gharan, glad you joined the club partner. You're talking top rated spaghetti westerns there. The trilogy is big fun, and like you said, there is Morricone!

Try out these Italian spectaculars while you are at it:

Once Upon A Time In The West
A Fistful of Dynamite
Django

For American there's:

The Professionals
Open Range
The Searchers
High Noon
The Ox-Bow Incident
Major Dundee
Outlaw Josey Wales
3:10 to Yuma (both versions)
Tombstone
The Magnificent Seven

I'm a sucker for Westerns as I've been watching Lonesome Dove again.  That then led to The Return To Lonesome Dove, Streets of Laredo and Comanche Moon.
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Open Range is wicked, the shootout at the end is probably the best of the genre.
 
I just saw Idiocracy on DVD...very funny movie, it takes the dumbing down of America to its ultimate conclusion, with a slacker US army librarian transported 500 years into the future in a hibernation experiment gone wrong. In the world he ends up in he's the smartest human alive, "Ow, my balls" is the top rated TV show, crops are watered with Gatorade and the US President is an ex pro wrestler/porn star. Only deep where it needs to be. 
 
20th Century Fox refused to support the film after release so it only got a very limited run in the theatres.


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Open Range, good work from Duval and Costner.

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...i recently watched The Relief of Belsen....not really a film as such but more a dramatisation of the events surrounding the British Army's efforts to deal with the situation in Bergen-Belgen as they found it.... its based on a number of first-hand accounts from people who were there during the operation... the acted drama is given added weight by the inclusion of real footage, mainly shot by the BBC, of the horrors faced in the camp...its a well-made piece of film, and as you would expect, a sobering viewing experience...
 
...although it was not my motivation for watching thsi film, i could not help but be reminded that my Great-Uncle was one of the British soldiers who drove the bulldozers which were used to clear the huge volume of corpses into 'burial' pits....he only ever offered a rare hint of his experiences in Belsen throughout the time i knew him....you will see exactly why if you ever watch this film....AoO.. 
 


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I saw Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington. A decent movie with a religious post apocalyptic story. 

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I've seen quite a few recently, including King Arthur, which was by far, my favorite historical movie. I've also seen Star Trek, which to me was a whole new experience compared to the Clone Wars. Last but not least Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and I thought it was pretty good. Other choices I've seen is Avatar by James Cameron, and I've to say it's very complex.

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Originally posted by Seko Seko wrote:

Gharan, glad you joined the club partner. You're talking top rated spaghetti westerns there. The trilogy is big fun, and like you said, there is Morricone!

Try out these Italian spectaculars while you are at it:

Once Upon A Time In The West
A Fistful of Dynamite
Django

For American there's:

The Professionals
Open Range
The Searchers
High Noon
The Ox-Bow Incident
Major Dundee
Outlaw Josey Wales
3:10 to Yuma (both versions)
Tombstone
The Magnificent Seven

I'm a sucker for Westerns as I've been watching Lonesome Dove again.  That then led to The Return To Lonesome Dove, Streets of Laredo and Comanche Moon.

Yes, am I really finding myself more driven by old movies compared to the ones that are available in todays Hollywood.
Thanks for the list which I will surely try my best to catch up with. From the entire list I have only seen Once Upon A Time In The West and Django.

Besides, recently I was able to watch Undisputed 3 which was a fair work with action but with lots of exaggerations a 2/5er. 
The other movie was a Russian movie named Kandagar, a movie based on the fact that how old pilots of Soviet back Afghan government and some Russian pilots helped the Taliban establish their Air Corps, an overall interesting plot but with lots and lots of flaws. 
A 2.5/5 would do it fair.



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Just watched Green Zone, fantastic plot, extraordinary screenplay and the usual great acting of Damon, all together gives you this great movie.
A 4/5er a MUST watch.

Other than that watched The Game of their Lives, a BBC documentary based on Democratic People's Republic of Korea's 66 world cup team who shocked the world with their talent and knocked out the hot favorites Italy.



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Originally posted by Gharanai Gharanai wrote:

Originally posted by Seko Seko wrote:

Gharan, glad you joined the club partner. You're talking top rated spaghetti westerns there. The trilogy is big fun, and like you said, there is Morricone!

Try out these Italian spectaculars while you are at it:

Once Upon A Time In The West
A Fistful of Dynamite
Django

For American there's:

The Professionals
Open Range
The Searchers
High Noon
The Ox-Bow Incident
Major Dundee
Outlaw Josey Wales
3:10 to Yuma (both versions)
Tombstone
The Magnificent Seven

I'm a sucker for Westerns as I've been watching Lonesome Dove again.  That then led to The Return To Lonesome Dove, Streets of Laredo and Comanche Moon.

Yes, am I really finding myself more driven by old movies compared to the ones that are available in todays Hollywood.
Thanks for the list which I will surely try my best to catch up with. From the entire list I have only seen Once Upon A Time In The West and Django.

Besides, recently I was able to watch Undisputed 3 which was a fair work with action but with lots of exaggerations a 2/5er. 
The other movie was a Russian movie named Kandagar, a movie based on the fact that how old pilots of Soviet back Afghan government and some Russian pilots helped the Taliban establish their Air Corps, an overall interesting plot but with lots and lots of flaws. 
A 2.5/5 would do it fair.



I liked to recommend  some alongside Seko's excellent selection, plus recommending "all western" based movies with John Wayne or Clint Eastwood in it, which is best understood as a given as far as i am concerned.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
How the West was Won (I'm a sucker especially for the musical score)
Shane
Quigley Down Under (I don't know why i enjoyed this one, i just did. Maybe it was the accents?)
Unforgiven
Geronimo: An American legend



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Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
 
If you're a Joss Whedon fan(which I am) then you'll like this.
 
A little clip:
 


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I watched... knight&day & A-team... there are cool
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Originally posted by DukeC DukeC wrote:

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
 
If you're a Joss Whedon fan(which I am) then you'll like this.
 
A little clip:
 
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Originally posted by King John King John wrote:

I love Dr. Horrible!
 
Commentary the Musical on the DVD is great also.
 
Apparently there's a sequel in the planning.
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Just got a ps3 slim the other day, and a subscription to netflix. Excited for that. 
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@ Panther
Thanks dear for the recommendations, I had see the Unforgiven and Geronimo: An American legend before and then went on watching The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and How the West was Won.
Found the interesting so thanks again for them the rest two I will try to get my hands on.
In the mean while also watched Major Dundee and Outlaw Josey Wales which too were great (thanks to chief for reco).
Of recent movies I watched Our Family Wedding, which I found fair enough for a typical hollywood comedy movie.
Losers were the other movie which was entertaining, had good action and a fair enough story.

Overall a fully movie packed couple of weeks since there were some gaps between the World Cup games.


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Today I went to watch a new 3d animation movie : Despicable Me.. it is cool. I like it.

then..  watch 'It's Complicated' and 'She's out of my league' at home.. very very fun to watch. 
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Have recently watched The Shawshank Redemption which was amazing and now 2nd only to Godfather on my list of all time great. 5/5
of new movies I was able to watch The Ghost Writer which was also a great movie with very interesting plot. I would suggest it specially to those who love conspiracy theories. 4/5


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The End of America  a documentary by Naomi Wolf.
 
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OK, here we go!

Inception: Good movie but overrated and not that confusing I thought, as everyone's been saying.
The third twilight - WHY did I subject myself to this (for the third time)?  I knew it was going to be pish and guess what... it was.

Predators:  AWESOME - loved every minute of it and hope there's a sequel.
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^^ Predators was a pleasant surprise, I was not sure what to expect.  Adrien Brody pulled off the action hero role nicely.  
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Do want to see that new 80s action flick ensemble (the expandables?). Not an Oscar winner by any standard, but a nice trip into nostalgia.
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I saw the Salt last weekend. It was Pretty entertaining.
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Originally posted by es_bih es_bih wrote:

Do want to see that new 80s action flick ensemble (the expandables?). Not an Oscar winner by any standard, but a nice trip into nostalgia.


lol. Expendables. NOT expandables.  yeah that looks awesome - Arnie, Sly, Bruce, Jet, Dolf

And the only one missing is van Damme and Chuck Norris - is Chuck still alive?

Dunno what Stratham ios doing there tho - I really hope thre isn't too much of him in the movie.


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On my blackberry, but thank you much spell-checker ;).
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The NeverEnding Story. It's an alright film, but I liked the book (titled Die unendliche Geschichte in the original German) much better.
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Bananaz, a behind the scenes documentary of the creation and evolution of the Gorillaz the animated musical group created by Blur member Damon Albarn and cartoonist Jamie Hewlett... very funny.

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I have spent the past few days watching the Marx Brothers Paramount films, (Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, have not seen the Cocoanuts yet) great fun.  I had only previously seen A Night at the Opera, and A Day at the Races.  As good as they are, these early ones are better.  If forced to pick a favorite I would probably give a slight edge to Horse Feathers over Duck Soup.  (the football game at the end is just tremendous)  
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I just saw an awesome Swedish movie called "The girl with the dragon tattoo"Thumbs Up
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