I watched this...MOVIES!

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Re: I watched this...MOVIES!

Post by Soi Dog » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:17 am

Just watched Cloud Atlas for the first time. Can't say I particularly liked it. I give it credit for being different and very bold in scope, and it's a good looking movie. But the thread between each of the 6 storylines is quite thin, and not all of those different storylines are interesting enough. The only reason to watch would be sexy Korean actress Doona Bae. It's difficult to take your eyes off of her when she is on screen, which isn't nearly enough of the time.
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Re: I watched this...MOVIES!

Post by wackyjacky » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:29 am

There's no good movies in the Summer. It's all crap for the kids who are out of school. The good shit gets released at the end of the year - so it''s remembered better come Awards time. Not so w/TV. There's some good shows on right now. I'm digging the Bridge (US), Hell On Wheels, The Knick, & the Leftovers. All really torrent worthy.
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Re: I watched this...MOVIES!

Post by Francis » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:52 am

Remember that one ? The Train (1964) with Burt Lancaster.


Set in August 1944, the film sets French Resistance-member Labiche (Lancaster) against German Colonel von Waldheim (Scofield), who is attempting to move stolen art masterpieces by train to Germany. Inspiration for the scenes of the train's interception came from the real-life events surrounding train No. 40,044 as it was seized and examined by Lt. Alexandre Rosenberg of the Free French forces outside Paris.
Und der Haifisch der hat Tränen
Und die laufen vom Gesicht
Doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser
So die Tränen sieht man nicht

In der Tiefe ist es einsam
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Und so kommt es dass das Wasser
In den Meeren salzig ist
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Re: I watched this...MOVIES!

Post by Soi Dog » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:25 am

So far, the Hobbit movies have been disappointing. Had they come out before the LOTR series, they might have seemed more impressive. As it is, they just don't compare. A bit like the last 3 Star Wars films vs. the first 3.

Personally, I will be happy when the comic book super-hero genre has played out. I was never a fan, but unfortunately they just keep on coming.
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Re: I watched this...MOVIES!

Post by IraHayes » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:32 pm

The first was a bit dull. The 2nd was better though. The 3rd looks to be the one to see.
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Re: I watched this...MOVIES!

Post by clippy » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:35 pm

just watched The Zero Theorum, terry gilliams new one. i didnt think it was great, its quite thought provoking though. i think i need to watch it again to understand it fully

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Re: I watched this...MOVIES!

Post by clippy » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:37 pm

if you want to watch a comedy i highly recommend The Guard

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Re: I watched this...MOVIES!

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:59 pm

vladimir wrote:Cannot recommend this film enough:

Soi Dog wrote:I missed it when it came out (2010) but I just watched Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley. Good performances and a few interesting plot twists.

Just watched these two movies last week. Great recommendations!
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Re: I watched this...MOVIES!

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:40 pm

I watched Wolf Creek 2 last night for the first time and laughed through the whole thing. I recommend this as a bit of man comedy (and I hate most movies) - there's just something macabrely funny about John Jarratt as a serial killer, he was one of the two most loved early childhood presenters on Playschool to a couple of generations of Aussies. Oh, and the landscape is what I'm used to, so that's a plus. I suggest you screen this one before watching it with a Khmer partner, they might not get the nuanced humor. Quote of the move: "That'll do, pig."
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Re: I watched this...MOVIES!

Post by vladimir » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:10 am

Some parts of this are hilarious, the bragging by a group of backpackers at a bus stop makes watching the whole thing worthwhile, it should have been filmed in Le Bodge Penh

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