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Old 19th October 2010, 15:59   #2911
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Ok, let's look at some real fun movies. I'll give 5/5 to all of these.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Secret of my Success
Back to the Future (1985)
Looks like our tastes don't match at all :-)
I haven't seen Back to the Future, but I found the other 2 movies very average - 2.5/5.0 at best.

Secret of my success - the premise itself was stupid - considering that, movie itself was decent for a movie based on a silly premise. Maybe I would bump it up to 3.0. Also movie spectacularly falls on it's face in the last 15 minutes as if the director had no idea how to end it.

My Top comedies
- Dinner Game
- Meet the Fockers
- What about Bob?
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
- My Blue Heaven

In RomComs, I would add these
- Love Actually
- When Harry met Sally
- Notting Hill
- One Fine Day
- Roxanne
- Along came Polly
- French Kiss
- You've got mail.

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P.S: Next in line is " Unforgiven". Any reviews?
Saw this movie yesterday. As Carboy rightly said, its slow, engrossing and solid acting by all.

I was impressed with Gene Hackman the most and second would be the director himself though he has done "glint in the eyes and clenched teeth" look in so many western movies.

However, in a few scenes he was shown quite old and weak

Loved the last gunfight scene. Gun drawing at its best

Plan to watch his other movie soon---The Outlaw Josey Wales

3.5/5

P.S: Next in line is "The Graduate" starring Dustin Hoffman. Reviews Please?
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Looks like our tastes don't match at all :-)
I haven't seen Back to the Future, but I found the other 2 movies very average - 2.5/5.0 at best.
Not at all surprised, considering you don't like SPR.

When MJ Fox is working his magic, he can singlehandedly carry off the movie. I like it for the fun factor, not trying to see anything more in it.

Mobike, Unforgiven is one of my favorite movies. That is when I realised he was such a good director too.
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Mobike, Unforgiven is one of my favorite movies. That is when I realised he was such a good director too.
The first Clint Eastwood movie I saw was Gran Torino. After that I have seen Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Urforgiven, Changeling.

I didn't like Changeling (too slow) but liked all the others with Million Dollary Baby being my favourite.

Have also seen "Sudden Impact", but 20 years back - I remember I liked it, but not much more.
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Have also seen "Sudden Impact", but 20 years back - I remember I liked it, but not much more.
Oh, I absolutely loved the Harry Callahan series. Infact, i read all the books too. Since then, my fascination with a .44 Magnum
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War movie buffs - Have you seen Apocalypse Now by Coppola?

This is one of the rare movies which left me spell bounded and leaves me in that state every time I watch the movie. Ugly side of the war and yes, its Vietnam. Brilliant acting by Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen. No other war movie has affected me as much as this one.

Plz watch the uncut version.

@mobike - Graduate is decent, a one time watch. Watched it long time ago and I remember liking it.

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^^ JVH -

+1 to "Apocolypse Now". Marlon Brando was brilliant indeed.

But I would say that "The Graduate" is more than just a "one time watch". Wonderful acting by Hoffman. Oh, and I am totally in love with the Simon and Garfunkel soundtracks in the movie, especially "Sound of silence".
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I had watched it a long time ago and I remember liking it. It sure created waves that time, more so when everyone was raving about Dustin (Am not old or of that era but have the DVD with some special features to get an understanding of those times ;-)).

But it did not leave a great impact, am not sure why. And yes agree with you, beautiful songs.
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^^
Oi, I am not "Of that era either"

Just enjoy good classics.

I would also recommend some of Gregory Peck's hits, especially "Guns of Navarone" and "Mackenna's Gold" (Western).
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Watched " The Graduate" and i agree with you all. Nice simple story with a lovely twist of a relationship of DH with mom and daughther.

Both were quite pretty ladies and he was his fumbling best. Wish i was in a situation like that ( for people who havent seen the movie, he is seduced by the mom and falls for the daughter)

He looked so young and he seemed to have aged faster than his other colleagues ( Al Pacino and Robert De Niro)

3.5/5

P.S: Next in line is back to a western " The Outlaw Josey Wales" Starring Clint Eastwood
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The Switch - 2010

Had low expectation from this movie. Manage to pleasantly surprise me. Its a feel good movie though story may seem far-fetched but may happen to anybody. The lead cast is excellent and shows maturity in acting while the kid is show stealer. The movie is predictable, but still the screenplay is engaging making it worth a watch.

Strictly for romance/comedy lovers.

4.5/5
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Watched " The Graduate" and i agree with you all. Nice simple story with a lovely twist of a relationship of DH with mom and daughther.
Now you need to watch "Rumour has it" - it's the unofficial part 2 of "The Graduate". It stars Kevin Costener, Jennifer Anniston & Mark Ruffalo.
It's an OK watch.
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Oh, I absolutely loved the Harry Callahan series. Infact, i read all the books too. Since then, my fascination with a .44 Magnum
It's 'Dirty Harry' actually.
I enjoyed the first 3 movies in the series, thoroughly.
Especially the first one - Dirty Harry
About the .44 magnum, it's the epitome of americanism - No replacement for displacement. Gotta love that cannon.
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It's 'Dirty Harry' actually.
I enjoyed the first 3 movies in the series, thoroughly.
Especially the first one - Dirty Harry
About the .44 magnum, it's the epitome of americanism - No replacement for displacement. Gotta love that cannon.
Sure, i know its Dirty Harry. That was just a way of saying. Clint looked absolutely handsome in these series. I would say he was then like what George Clooney is now. As they grow older they are looking even better.

So it was .44 Magnum as i was confused whether it was .44 or a .357 Magnum
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Talking about Clint Eastwood, I used to adore his western movies. All of them. The Good, the bad and the ugly, Fistfull of Dollars, For a few dollars more et al. At one point of time, I had by-hearted all his dialogues :-) And to see his directed movies changing shape in the form Mystic river, Million dollar baby and Gran Torino was a revelation. Respect.

Ok, I'm going to watch GB and U tonight

BTW, a trivia. Clint has shot a lot in his movies. With his trademark revolver or a rifle. His count is quite record breaking. In which movie did he shoot the maximum?
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