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Old 26th February 2008, 12:19   #691
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Pirates of the caribbean-Curse of the back pearl.A little Old movie but awesome awesome.Jonny depp is excellent as Captain Jack sparrow.A must must watch.
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Watched Forrest Gump again yesterday. Excellent movie, awesome acting by Tom Hanks.

Who acts as Jenny? (the adult Jenny) :-D
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...Who acts as Jenny? (the adult Jenny) :-D
That's Robin Wright-Penn. Wife of Sean Penn. I took notice of her for the first time in Forrest Gump too. She has a particular kind of uh, 'sad' beauty (to describe it in an odd way) that she brings to all her characters.
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The Hills Have Eyes 2 - With a tagline like `the lucky ones die fast` i was expecting this movie to be a total shocker BUT its nothing compared to the first movie.
The acting was bad ,you dont get to see the mutants too much and the climax was too predictable.

Gonna watch Wrong Turn 2 tonight.......any reviews ?
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Vantage Point - A peace process in Spain, the US president, a comeback agent, terroists - and then the president is shot.

Nice movie - gripping for most of the running length. Movie tells the story of the events as seen by 8 different people at the same time at the same place leading to the climax.. Unique style of going back and forth and back - till the climax.

Watch it. Rating - 3.5/5
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grudge 2 - absolutely useless. was expecting something scary. very dissapointed.
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just finished watching eastern promises. it was pretty realistic. the violence is graphic. acting was brilliant.viggo has the russian gangster look and mannerisms spot on. didnt see much art in it though,thats my opinion.
the film though interesting seems to get by because of the gravity of the topic, the realism with which it is portrayed and the sheer acting talent that is on display.

anyone watching korean movies?

I loved Oldboy
then there is this movie called The Host, also korean. have a dekko.
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Saw "The Usual Suspects" just now. Short and unpredictable. Enjoyed it.

Any good gangster movies that I can watch?
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Any good gangster movies that I can watch?
Other than the usual Guy Ritchie Movies (Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels, Snatch) and the Godfather Trilogy, and the Tarantino movies (Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction my favourite ones are

- Miller's Crossing (My all-time favourite)
- Once Upon a Time in America (get the directors' cut - 4 hours of nirvana)
- American Gangster
- The Departed
- Eastern Promises
- Scarface
- The Untouchables
- Goodfellas
- Casino
- Road to Perdition
- Bronx Tale
- Carlito's Way
- Serpico
- Donnie Brasco
- The Man Who Wasn't There (No sooo gangster, but good)
- Mad Dog & Glory (again not soooo gangster, but good)
- Find Me Guilty (based on Gangsters -- more of a comedy than a true-blue gangster movie)
- Layercake (british gangsters -- the funniest of the lot)
- 51st state (british gangsters again)
- Heat (modern gangsters, heh heh)
- Oldboy (korean)

Whew! There are loooooots more (mostly the modern gangster/druglord/crime type).

The real gangster movies are those based on the Italian families or those set during the Prohibition era. Quite a few of the ones above are set in the prohibition era.
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anyone here can lend / copy for me "jackie brown" ?
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Other than the usual Guy Ritchie Movies (Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels, Snatch) and the Godfather Trilogy, and the Tarantino movies (Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction my favourite ones are

- Miller's Crossing (My all-time favourite)
- Once Upon a Time in America (get the directors' cut - 4 hours of nirvana)
- American Gangster
- The Departed
- Eastern Promises
- Scarface
- The Untouchables
- Goodfellas
- Casino
- Road to Perdition
- Bronx Tale
- Carlito's Way
- Serpico
- Donnie Brasco
- The Man Who Wasn't There (No sooo gangster, but good)
- Mad Dog & Glory (again not soooo gangster, but good)
- Find Me Guilty (based on Gangsters -- more of a comedy than a true-blue gangster movie)
- Layercake (british gangsters -- the funniest of the lot)
- 51st state (british gangsters again)
- Heat (modern gangsters, heh heh)
- Oldboy (korean)

Whew! There are loooooots more (mostly the modern gangster/druglord/crime type).

The real gangster movies are those based on the Italian families or those set during the Prohibition era. Quite a few of the ones above are set in the prohibition era.
Thanks Hydra, that was very useful indeed, will make them part of my viewing list.

If you would have to recommend the best 3 from here, what would them be? It will take a lot of time to to watch all of them. BTW, I have already watched "The Departed" from your list.
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If you would have to recommend the best 3 from here, what would them be? It will take a lot of time to to watch all of them. BTW, I have already watched "The Departed" from your list.
Well, best 3 is tough. But overall,

1) Miller's Crossing
2) Once Upon a Time in America
3) LA Confidential

Miller's Crossing is IMHO the best performance Gabriel Byrne has ever given (even better than The Usual Suspects). The emphasis is on the man behind the bosses, the guy who actually sets the gears in motion, and the guy who can make or break entire families/organizations of Gangsters with just patience and cunning. It is a Coen Brothers movie and so naturally it has that special quality that they infuse into their movies.

#2 is a great rise-and-fall story, spanning about 60 years. It takes its time to build. But the characters are all built very very well, and it keeps giving you enjoyment in repeated viewing. Starring Robert DeNiro & James Woods, Joe Pesci.

I forgot LA Confidential in the earlier list. It is not a 'Mafia'ish story per se, but it very much the quintessential good vs. bad movie about cops and gangsters. Russel Crowe is great in it. Also stars Kevin Spacey, Guy Pierce, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito and quite a few others.

Neither of the three are full-blooded tommy-gun wielding gangster movies. For that, watch Scarface (DePalma movie starring Al Pacino & Michelle Pffiefer). One of the best rise-and-fall movies ever.

Road to Perdition starring Tom Hanks is another good movie set in the gangster era about a hitman on the run with his young son. Also Stars Paul Newman, Jude Law and Daniel Craig (for a bit).
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these last few days have seen a lot of movies, saw the entire Bourne Series again, man these movies are amazing.

Also watched Lost in Translation, Rendition & the Darjeeling Limited..
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Watched Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street last friday.
An awesome movie. The Tim Burton - Johnny Depp combination deliver another power packed movie. The picturisation really takes you back to the London of old times.
But before any of you go watch this movie, PLEASE be aware that its based on a Broadway musical and hence, will have a lot of songs. Infact, it has more songs than dialogs.
There were a couple of groups in the cinema hall who did not bother to do their basic homework about the movie and started becoming a nuisance for others like me who were really interested in the movie.
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Saw Michael Clayton last night, awesome acting by George Clooney. But extremely slow moving. You'd need a lot of patience to watch it..
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