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Old 11th October 2008, 11:28   #1726
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Checked out " Taxi" last night Starring- Queen Latifah, Jimmy Falone and Gisele Bundchen

It's a so so movie, nothing great as the acting by all seems to be a big effort except for Latifah, she is cool as always. Gisele Bundchen is really awesome to look at, perfect supermodel

Scenes to check out :

a) Opening credits has Queen Latifah ride a bicycle through busy streets of NY and she drives through every possible nook and corner to reach her destination, very nicely shot

b) Queen latifah drives her taxi to drop a passenger to the airport, real cool drive scene and humorous too.

Cars to watch out for : A red bmw 760 and Queen's modified Crown Vic

All in all, its a time pass movie

1.5/5
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^^Thats the hollywood remake of the french 'Taxi'.
Quite a bad one at that. Biggest mistake was having Queen latifah!
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That particular sequence is actually very memorable for another reason. Peter Fonda, who has always played the good guy plays a really bad guy in this one (I think he played the bad guy for the first time in this movie). So what he does in that scene is pretty shocking to the typical movie-watcher. I did not make the Sholay connection till you mentioned it.
It was Henry Fonda. Anyway, I too was surprised to see him play bad guy, that too in his opening scene he shoots the boy, and that is after killing every other family member from far distance. Just like in Sholey. That's how I made the connection.

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If you noticed, all of that sequence was without any dialogue, with just the grating sound of the windmill in the background. Sergio Leone at his best!
Yes, the sound effects of the environment is really noticeable. Same was copied in Sholey too. Sholey was the first Indian movie which made you hear every little sound, like dropping of the coin, dragging sound of cardridge belt on rock, sound of cocking the rifle (during the hemamalini dance), rifle shootout during the famous bridge fight at the end, etc.
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Movies watched -
Hello - Pathetic is a small word for it. Someone should teach all the actors in this how to act actually. time and money wasted :(
Rating - -2/5

Babylon AD - Avoid it. was expecting more action and more thrill so disappointed as its got none. The end was Crap. Vin diesel looks old and tired.

rating - 1/5
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Ok,

I didn't listen to you guys!, watched it! Watched Babylon AD.

Felt like they fired the story writer when the movie was halfway through.
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Ok,

I didn't listen to you guys!, watched it! Watched Babylon AD.

Felt like they fired the story writer when the movie was halfway through.
I wonder if there was a story writer for this
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Finally watched these yesterday -
A Wednesday - Very true movie. Liked the concept and Naseer's speech in d end was really depicts what a common man thinks! Must watch
Rating - 4.5/5
Kidnap - Could have been really good but shoddy direction and crap acting got it down. Except for cleavage other thing to watch was growth of Imran khan. thats it.
Rating - 2/5
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Watched:
  • Hello - I never worked in a call center, but is that how it is? I guess this movie lost all links to reality - 1.5/5
  • Kidnap - I'll take harry10's conmments here "Except for cleavage" there was nothing to watch. The guy found no other car than a Merc? to take his friend to hospital. No taxi's Autos but someone's Merc? - 2/5
  • Drona - A wannabe fiction/ action movie - 1.5/5
  • Kismat Konnection - Well, the comunity center was from 2 weeks notice? - overall ok, not as bad as the above three. - 3/5
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Watched:
  • Hello - I never worked in a call center, but is that how it is? I guess this movie lost all links to reality - 1.5/5
  • Kidnap - I'll take harry10's conmments here "Except for cleavage" there was nothing to watch. The guy found no other car than a Merc? to take his friend to hospital. No taxi's Autos but someone's Merc? - 2/5
  • Drona - A wannabe fiction/ action movie - 1.5/5
  • Kismat Konnection - Well, the comunity center was from 2 weeks notice? - overall ok, not as bad as the above three. - 3/5
SLK, the red car wasnt a Merc but some other car with Merc headlights.
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Damn Dippy I saw your post on this thread & thought you are posting Karzzz review

Any one got special preview?
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Watched:-
  • Hari Puttar -- Poor direction, acting, dialogues, story TOTAL Crap and waste of time 0/5
  • C-Kompany -- Decent comedy, but not that great. 3.5/5
  • A-Wednesday -- A great departure from usual love stories. Good acting by Naseer and Anupam 4/5

Going to watch this weekend:
  • Drona
  • Phoonk
  • Ugly Pugly

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@ SLK - Hello was crap. call centers or any professional offices are not like that. Bull**** movie.
I found it crap that the guy wanted a Merc to take his friend hospital. Stupid story.

@dippy - It was indeed Merc as the sign was there in front and also the design. Maybe some modifications might have been done.
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Going to watch this weekend:
  • Drona
  • Phoonk
  • Ugly Pugly
You must be kidding me

You seeing Rona, Phoonk and Ugly Pugly all in ONE weekend. God bless you !!

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Saw Hello last night.

What a call center set-up? It looked like someones house to me.Which call center lets their employee use their chevy tavera and roam about in the night during their business hours?

Also, Dilip Tahil was loud, boisterious and looked hard to act funny

Only Sharman and Sohail were the saving grace. Did anyone notice, these days sohail is increasingly copying his famous brother in some mannerisms.

Another plus point of the movie was the ravishing Gul Panag, i am completely jealous of Sharman, lucky bloke!
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Any reviews for Body of Lies?
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