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Old 31st August 2010, 14:53   #2656
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Watched the following movies last week/end..
Orphan: liked the movie a lot but I somehow didn't liked those fake tension buildups at the starting of the movie (things like man in the mirror and those sudden audio assaults for nothing etc). They have became a cliche and bit boring. But overall a pretty good movie and the ending was pretty surprising. 7.5/10

LA Confidential : I don't know how I missed this movie for so long. Really good cop story and the acting was top-notch. One of the best Cop Stories if I dare to say. 8.5/10.

Rush Hour 3: Pathetic. I really regret that I wasted my time watching that movie. There was no story and the movie was not funny. 1/10..

Donnie Darko : Already enough said about this movie. A must watch. 8.75/10


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I don't think that he has revealed anything at all.
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Old 31st August 2010, 15:07   #2657
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I have not revealed the plot sir.
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I don't think that he has revealed anything at all.
Well it's all good! As much as I relished each minute of the movie, I wouldn't have preferred to read Silverwood's post before watching the film.

Anyway getting back to the topic, it's great that you guys seem to have enjoyed Shutter Island as much as I did. At the risk of starting an arguement, I'd say that Shutter Island is a much better film than the hyper-hyped Inception.
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Old 31st August 2010, 15:29   #2658
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Saw or tried to see Crank-2 last night. Left the theater at interval. Couldn't sit through it any more. As it is was difficult sitting through half the film. Free Advice: Dont even THINK of seeing it.!!!
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Saw or tried to see Crank-2 last night. Left the theater at interval. Couldn't sit through it any more. As it is was difficult sitting through half the film. Free Advice: Dont even THINK of seeing it.!!!
I could not even stand the first one - "crank (2006)" . In the first one they have just shown how to get a adrelaline rush in different ways.
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Old 31st August 2010, 16:00   #2660
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watched four movies over the weekend.

1. See no evil, hear no EVil. Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor. The villainous chick is so hot.
Story about two guys one of them a blind another a deaf.
I think this the concept was copied in some old hindi movie.

2. Silver Streak, Same Gene Wilder and Pryor combo. But its a so - so movie.

3. The Rainmaker, a legal drama based on John Grisham's novel. a must watch by Ford Coppola.

4. Mullholand Falls, About four cops in the late 50's starring Nick Nolte. a so so movie.
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Old 31st August 2010, 16:00   #2661
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Great movie Avinash.

It begins a bit slowly and then things get heated up.

The film is based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name.This film is my personal favorite too as this is related to my work.

Its very much true that during and after WW1 and 2, numerous scientific experiments (drug trials) were carried out on POW till the international committee formed guidelines on clinical research,which are now known as the ICH-GCP guidelines.
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Hi Silverwood,

No spoilers please! Kindly edit your post for those that are yet to see the fiilm.

Thanks!
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I don't think that he has revealed anything at all.
+1. I told him that.

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Well it's all good! As much as I relished each minute of the movie, I wouldn't have preferred to read Silverwood's post before watching the film.
@ Wolfheart.

Now that you have seen the movie,please let me know what did my post # 2048477 reveal about the actual movie or its plot.
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Orphan-
Yes,end is surprising.
Still the movie didnt impressed me much.
Watchable once.
Rating-3/5

Cleaner-
Story of a guy who cleans crime scene and accidentally cleans a place which he wasnt supposed to.
I was honestly bored.
Avoid.
Rating-2/5

L.A.Confidentual is next.

I am the rare ones who didnt liked shutter island much. It just didnt connect with me but so was Inglorious *******s.
And i liked Crank, Crank 2 was pathetic!

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Watched 'About Adam' in Star Movies late night yesterday and absolutely loved it. For those who love a hilarious 'romantic n adulterine' comedy, this shouldnt be missed. The movie was played with zero adv' breaks, making it all more exciting to watch.
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L.A.Confidential.
fast paced and thrilling.
A very good cop movie.
Actors have done a superb job.
Must watch.

Rating- 4.5/5
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@blackasta - You really like "V for Vengeance" don't you?

Another great one guys. "The Green Mile" [1999].

For those who cant digest "Orphan" as a great movie, I would recommend the new Rajnikanth movie "ROBOT" !!!.
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@blackasta - You really like "V for Vengeance" don't you?

Another great one guys. "The Green Mile" [1999].

For those who cant digest "Orphan" as a great movie, I would recommend the new Rajnikanth movie "ROBOT" !!!.
Well i liked orphan but dont think its a great movie. Still i wont see Robot

Donnie Darko-
Watched it cos so many people recommended it.
Again am the rare one who didn't liked it much.
Maybe its not that dark after all
Its quiet slow imo.
Anyways.
Will rate it 3/5
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Watched Inception & while it does make you think, I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.

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It's an altogether director movie and all characters are mere puppets. I would have prefered Matt Damon for the lead role.
Yeah I too feel that Leo was wasted, this is far below his normal potential. Matt Damn would have had to put in some effort
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Also, did anyone notice that Joseph Gordon Levitt looks a lot like Heath Ledger? ( Christhoper's fixation with Heath?)
4/5
Oh yes, I told my wife the same while watching the movie & my rating too is same as yours, purely for the gripping nature of the movie

4/5
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@blackasta - You really like "V for Vengeance" don't you?
Its 'V for Vendetta' buddy !

Remember remember the fifth of November
The gunpowder treason and plot
I know of no reason, why the gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot!


Really need an idea like V on todays India.

Try and get hold of the graphic Novel if you can - its unputdownable and 100 times better than the film.
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Watched(or re-watched) a few movies over the weekend :

Horton Hears a Who :
Nice movie, great if you have kids (or a kid at heart, like me, lol!). Bright and cheery and colourful. 2.5/5.

Cars :
The more I watch this movie, the more I like it! 4/5.

Scarface :
Excellent movie, I wonder why I dismissed it as unwatchable before. 4/5.

Goodfellas :
Based on a true story, again a great mob movie. 3.5/5.
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At the risk of starting an arguement, I'd say that Shutter Island is a much better film than the hyper-hyped Inception.
And I would heartily agree with you. I too feel that Shutter Island was a much better film than Inception. Infact I think I've mentioned somewhere that probably Shutter Island is the best movie of this year.


"V for Vendetta" tonight after I finish "The Thing".
Few more movies in the queue are, Dr. Strangelove, A Streetcar named Desire, Ghost in the Shell (Jap), Rashomon(Jap), Lebanon, A Clockwork Orange and Man on Fire. Can someone please prioritize these movies for me?
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