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Old 04-06-2010, 10:38 AM   #3821
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I watched the new "Sherlock Holmes" movie on Easter...three times. Seriously.
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:53 AM   #3822
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Yesterday I went to see Valentine's day with a dear friend of mine who desperately needed to watch something romantic. I can honestly say I never would have seen this movie otherwise.
It was (almost) OK. Kind of charming and it gave me a few laughs and there were a lot of famous actors.
But the story....... Really cheesy and very predictable.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:40 PM   #3823
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Serenity and Mother (Madeo): both nothing special although the very first and last scene of Mother was beautiful, i need that song
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:56 PM   #3824
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Apart from two things ruining the movie: being lied to by the manager of my cinema who told me it was subtitled and in its original Swedish language, only to find out much too late that it was dubbed, and fumbling in the dark as I was trying to put the stud/bar back into my lip piercing, which typically decided to fall out... I enjoyed the movie.

It's pretty faithful to the novel and is an entertaining murder mystery thriller. Ideal for someone who enjoys thrillers such as The Silence of the Lambs. The bloody violence is probably on par with that movie, but it does contain some graphic sexual violence. The main protagonists make an interesting and unlikely couple/detective pair. And the goth computer hacker (the girl with the dragon tattoo, of course) - Lisbeth Salander - is the most mysterious and interesting of the pair.

Apart from the violence, the running time may put some people off as it clocks in at 2 and half hours. That running time does fly by, however, as you'll most likely be following the story closely to even notice. And to me a lot of content, although some of it is understandable, and character depth is missing from the novel. As a result I felt that there were a few plot holes and unanswered questions.

Either way, this was one of the more enjoyable, mature and intelligent movies I've seen this year. And will probably be the last, too.



On a side note, I was the only young and single person who went to see the movie. The rest consisted of eight middle/older-aged couples, which I found a bit funny. I'm such an old man. I wasn't surprised that not many people in my crappy town went to see it to be honest.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:00 AM   #3825
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I've just finished watching Moon. Thoroughly unnerving from start to finish. Good times.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:27 AM   #3826
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Rio, 40 graus (Rio 40 Degrees) - 1954

Interesting movie, but it's very sad to know that the the social problems of my country still exactly the same as 55 years ago. What a shame...
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:35 AM   #3827
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I watched "Shutter Island" last week. Great movie, Dicaprio was superb!
I also went to the cinemas and watched "The fantastic Mr. Fox". The visuals were original and really nice, and the voiceovers were great!
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:16 PM   #3828
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I'm rewatching a beloved film, although I find it hard to classify it as a film or tv show. I'm going with movie. 10th Kingdom has always been a favorite of mine, and I always pull it out once a year around this time.

Anyone seen it?
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:21 PM   #3829
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I loved that series.

Maybe i'll go watch the DVD again.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:25 AM   #3830
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I loved it, too. From the lovable Wolf to the three trolls, it's a favorite. I'm glad to see someone else has seen it.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:08 AM   #3831
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I saw it when it was first on in the UK.
Can't remember much of it though, except for Jimmy Nail was a troll and it reminded me of 'The Longest Journey' a bit (or vice versa, or converging, or whatever).
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:57 PM   #3832
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Jimmy Nail was a goblin, not a troll. Sorry, couldn't resist. But yes, it's awesome. You should watch it again, Hammy.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:55 PM   #3833
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Alice in Wonderland, last night, in 3D (my first 3D experience). I loved the film and managed to duck at every tea cup thrown my way.
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Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes and Broken Flowers. Love his work.
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Oooo, didn't know this thread was here...

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I've just finished watching Moon. Thoroughly unnerving from start to finish. Good times.
Amazing film! Would recommend it to anyone. No idea why Sam Rockwell didn't get more mention for his performance, but that's the Oscars glitz and glamour for you -_-
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Agreed! Although I just recently watched Limits of Control and erm... not sure I'd recommend this one to too many people. But the above two, most certainly yes!
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:41 AM   #3836
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Amazing film! Would recommend it to anyone. No idea why Sam Rockwell didn't get more mention for his performance, but that's the Oscars glitz and glamour for you -_-
yeah but didn't you found his performance a bit uneven? i mean he was outstanding as one of them thats for sure, but still
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:49 PM   #3837
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I just watched Disturbia with my daughter.

Did not like it at all.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:23 AM   #3838
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I just watched Disturbia with my daughter.

Did not like it at all.
Hehe, me neither. I watched it last week.

Yesterday I watched Mary and Max. It's a clay animation movie based on a true story about a chubby, lonely 8 years old girl who lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, and a 44 years old Jewish man, who is severely obese, suffers from Asperger's syndrome, and lives an isolated life in New York City.

Awesome movie. Very sad... but brilliant. It looks like a children's tale, but definitely not for kids!
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:27 PM   #3839
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On your recommendation (and because you mentioned Asperger's Syndrome) I watched Mary and Max. I did find it incredibly offensive, but because it was so dramatic, original and well-animated I have to admit that (on its own terms) it is an excellent movie.

But please understand that this is not what Asperger's Syndrome is like, and that this movie is made by someone who does not understand Asperger's Syndrome. It is not a disability, it is not something you "suffer from", it doesn't mean that we're as downright stupid and ignorant as this character is, and it certainly doesn't mean we can't feel emotions. [sigh] I kind of wish normal people would quit telling stories about us. They're always so condescending.
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Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes and Broken Flowers. Love his work.
My favorite director, I'd say

Ghost Dog is my favorite...
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