Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14th October 2010, 14:17   #2881
Team-BHP Support
 
bblost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,610
Thanked: 6,406 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mobike008 View Post
The next character i would love to see ONSCREEN :

There's this guy similar to JR series of Tom Clancy from another famous novelist. He is 6ft.4 inch muscular and is an amazing fighter at close range combat and is freshly off the army or is part of Army Police or something like that. He loves to handle a case all alone and is typical lone ranger.

I am unable to recall the name of this character nor the author. Can somone help?
This might help you out
Category:Fictional police detectives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
bblost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2010, 14:29   #2882
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B'lore-Manipal
Posts: 22,221
Thanked: 13,925 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mobike008 View Post
Out of the lot, i think HF came close to what the author described about him.
While lot of people agree with you, Tom Clancy doesn't. He hated the idea of Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan, he felt Baldwin should have continued as Jack Ryan. He wanted a younger person to play Jack Ryan, instead of aging Harrison Ford.
Samurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2010, 14:54   #2883
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,613
Thanked: 7,713 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JVH View Post
The only one I can think of right now is Absolute Power starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman. Like you, I found the novel better than the movie inspite of the starcast.
I heard of the movie but, havent seen it yet. Will check it out soon.

Its sad to note such a fine author with powerful thrillers and not converted to movies?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bblost View Post
Thanks. Long list, will check it out. At first glance they look like police detectives list. I think this guy was part of Army.

Let me figure out this fella. Will report back when the tubelight comes on.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
While lot of people agree with you, Tom Clancy doesn't. He hated the idea of Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan, he felt Baldwin should have continued as Jack Ryan. He wanted a younger person to play Jack Ryan, instead of aging Harrison Ford.
Surprising to know that trivia. Perhaps thats the reason they casted Ben Affleck in this role. If you have seen this movie, he looked totally out of place and not the learned Phd with authority that JR is potrayed in books.
mobike008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2010, 16:25   #2884
BHPian
 
Visaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 575
Thanked: 199 Times
Default

The best movie i have seen in the recent past (mind you i almost watch one movie a day) goes to HANGOVER.
The most crazy, funny, entertaining, stress relieving... movie of the present time.
Sure catch it, will be truly enjoyed.
Visaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2010, 17:42   #2885
BHPian
 
Newpunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 647
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

I loved The Hangover too. It's a great comedy.
But my favourite comedy movie in recent years is "SuperBad". This is the movie that launched the careers of Michael Cera, Jonah Hill and Christopher Minz Plasse. It's a laugh riot from the beginning to the end and it's not just a dumb teen comedy ( although it looks like that in the beginning ). Ofcourse, everyone might not like it due to the excessive swearing in almost every sentence Jonah Hill speaks. Mclovin is one of the funniest characters in recent times.
Newpunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2010, 20:21   #2886
Senior - BHPian
 
blackasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kolkata, WB
Posts: 2,752
Thanked: 932 Times
Default

get him to the greek - funny in parts, but somehow things do not end smoothly (atleast for me).
2.5/5
blackasta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th October 2010, 04:36   #2887
Senior - BHPian
 
14000rpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Rochester, MI
Posts: 1,851
Thanked: 555 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackasta View Post
get him to the greek - funny in parts, but somehow things do not end smoothly (atleast for me).
2.5/5
i did not even watch it till the end..bloody waste of time...
14000rpm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th October 2010, 11:17   #2888
BHPian
 
Reisender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Atlanta, USA ; Chennai India
Posts: 145
Thanked: 42 Times
Default

Watched Hunt to Kill
Pretty old story, below average cast and expected scenes -- watch only if you want to kill time.
2/5
Guys Watch IP Man (part 1 and 2) - Its a Chinese martial arts guru movie. Extraordinary stunt (not running over roof tops OK...). Hero is awesome in martial arts..
4/5
Exit Speed -
A bus bound to El Paso got attacked by nomads simply and one of them get killed accidentally as the bus over runs him. Fellow nomads take revenge and push to bus to off-course to dumped store site killing one by one.
Bus passengers gather themselves with available tools to fight out.
One timer...
2.5/5
Reisender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th October 2010, 13:45   #2889
BHPian
 
Wolfheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bombay
Posts: 160
Thanked: 22 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Newpunter View Post
But my favourite comedy movie in recent years is "SuperBad". This is the movie that launched the careers of Michael Cera, Jonah Hill and Christopher Minz Plasse. It's a laugh riot from the beginning to the end and it's not just a dumb teen comedy ( although it looks like that in the beginning ).
I agree with you a 110%. Superbad is a really funny film. There's nothing wrong with swearing in a movie if a situation demands it. What's humour without irreverence! This movie gets a perfect 5/5 from me. I've already watched it a dozen times.

Last edited by Technocrat : 16th October 2010 at 00:39. Reason: fixed quotes
Wolfheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th October 2010, 13:53   #2890
Senior - BHPian
 
Klub Class's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: KA17|KL65|KL41
Posts: 3,515
Thanked: 715 Times
Default

Just finished watching 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'.

I must say, this is one of those movies that will haunt you like forever :|. I really loved the performance of the kids in this film. They're really awesome

A must watch movie.

My Rating : 4.5/5

I'll be watching 'The Pianist' this evening.

Amith
Klub Class is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th October 2010, 02:06   #2891
BHPian
 
Fraz33r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boston/Mumbai
Posts: 212
Thanked: 244 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by saildrive View Post
UNTHINKABLE.....Thriller (4/5) edge of seat (Samuel Jackson, Carrie Anne Moss)
This one is Love Me or Hate Me types of movie; some may like it, some may not. Its a different character played by Samuel Jackson (He is one of my fav actor )
The absolute best part is the climax when the things get really HOT, and the last shot which is left unanswered. Watch it to feel it.!!
Fraz33r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th October 2010, 18:57   #2892
BHPian
 
indian21r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 731
Thanked: 262 Times
Default

Today we watched "The American".

we are still wondering why the movie was made in the first place? Setting is beautiful.
indian21r is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2010, 00:05   #2893
BHPian
 
prateekm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Mumbai & BLR
Posts: 755
Thanked: 308 Times
Default

Just watched Taken

It's about a former US Spy who uses his old skills to tackle some goons who have kidnapped his daughter for flesh trade. The script and the dialogues were really good. It is a very quick paced movie, highly recommended

Rating : 3.5/5
prateekm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2010, 11:09   #2894
Senior - BHPian
 
chevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: sacto
Posts: 1,290
Thanked: 503 Times
Default

RED (2010)

Its an action-comedy, loved it a lot. Great star cast, Good action sometimes funny, punchy dialogs keep us entertained throughout the movie. Its kinda funny to see a 60+ year old lady handle guns.

To be honest, the first 8-9 mins were slow, boring. But then it picks up the pace and its winner all the way. Obviously it won't make history or gather awards, but its still good in its own way.

Must watch

4.5/5

Last edited by chevelle : 17th October 2010 at 11:11.
chevelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2010, 11:18   #2895
Team-BHP Support
 
mobike008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 10,613
Thanked: 7,713 Times
Default

Watched " Dressed to Kill" starring Michael Caine.

Its a 1980 movie about a phychotherapist (MC) who's lady patients get killed by a razor stolen from his office.

Starts off on a slow note and slowly picks up the momento. The aura and feel of the movie is 80's and has a slight B-grade feel to it. I wonder what was MC doing in a movie like this one.

Decent timepass flick and if you miss it, it wont hurt the skin of your nose.

3/5

P.S: Next in line is " Unforgiven". Any reviews?
mobike008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Television shows: What do you watch? (No Spoilers Please) greatDrive Shifting gears 1911 9th October 2017 23:32
The Hindi Movies Thread aah78 Shifting gears 3057 4th October 2017 22:31
The "Theatre" Thread (No spoilers please)! TheLizardKing Shifting gears 3 7th May 2015 19:50
English Plagiarization of Indian Movies SinghBHP Shifting gears 38 23rd November 2014 19:45


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:46.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks