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Old 15th November 2010, 14:47   #3061
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Sharath, that is because you watched the movie first in these 2 occasions.
+1. When i first read the Bourne Identity way way back. It left me practically gasping and felt it was one of the best global spy thriller book ever written.

Ofcourse, the movie too was very well made and i made a comment somewhere in previous posts that this was the closest it came to a book.

if you ask me a choice, i'll take the book anyday
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Sharath, that is because you watched the movie first in these 2 occasions.
Not really, I have read other novels after watching the movie, but this is the first time books came short.

For example, two of my favorite book series (Hornblower and Sharpe), I saw them first as movies. I got impressed and bought the books, only to be blown away. Books were way better...

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.....Bourne Identity.....Ofcourse, the movie too was very well made and i made a comment somewhere in previous posts that this was the closest it came to a book.
Are you kidding? There is absolutely no connection between the book and movie, except the rescue from the sea in the first scene. It is not even in the vicinity of being close. In the movie, the girl is a jobless German trying for US visa, in the book she is a high-flying Canadian economist of very high IQ investigating international financial frauds. In the movie Treadstone is a division of mind programmed assassins, where Jason Bourne is their top assassin. In the book, Treadstone is a program for catching Carlos the Jackal, Jason Bourne is a fake identity to lure Carlos, there are no other assassins like him. Apart from certain names and initial sea rescue scene, there is nothing common between the movie and the book. The story in the book in based in the 70s during the cold war, the movie is based on a timeline 30 years later, united Germany, democratic Russia, etc.

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Any review on 'The Social Network'.?

I may watch this movie sometime this week.
I'm planning to watch today. You can join if you want.

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Any review on 'The Social Network'.?

I may watch this movie sometime this week.
i did a review of it some 2-3 pages back.

Its a very good movie. Do take your brain along. The movie is fast, dialogs are fast and lots of number crunching.

If you like to know a little bit of how facebook started, this is a good movie for starters.

Enjoy
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If you like to know a little bit of how facebook started, this is a good movie for starters.
For starters only - some of the stuff is true, but a lot of stuff isn't.
For eg. I think it's portrayed in the movie that Zuckenberg started Facebook because of some girl dumping him - which in reality is not true at all.
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Its a very good movie. Do take your brain along. The movie is fast, dialogs are fast and lots of number crunching.

If you like to know a little bit of how facebook started, this is a good movie for starters.

Enjoy
Thanks a lot Chevelle.

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I'm planning to watch today. You can join if you want.

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Sirji, the tickets are booked for this evening.
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For starters only - some of the stuff is true, but a lot of stuff isn't.
For eg. I think it's portrayed in the movie that Zuckenberg started Facebook because of some girl dumping him - which in reality is not true at all.
already mentioned in my statement - 'little bit' or if you look at my review before, it clearly says, take movie with pinch of salt.

enough pointers to make one believe not to believe everything.

I would say, never to believe a movie completely to be true. There is always some fiction. just my opinion.

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I watched Road Trip last night once again! Its such a light comedy. Always a pleasure revisiting such cheerful movies.
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Archangel: Set in the post stalin era of russia where the liberals and socialists clash Daniel Craig plays the role of a history proffesor who is a subject matter specialist of Stalin. He is put on a hunt of a secret stalin diary which if recovered would get many secrets of this leader.
The trail for the diary puts on a major escape from initially the police and then the army. Finally the diary is found which reveals some hard secrets which will keep you gripped.

Daniel craig i repeat is amazing in his roles as Bond and is Awesome in this role too. Hardly any action for him but he pulls it off.

3.5/5 Very interesting movie
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Not watched " Dick Tracy" starring Warren Beatty

When the movie started, it looked like a movie full of caricatures with some loud colors splashed across the screen.

Even Madonna couldnt tempt me to continue

I shut it off within 15 minutes of nonsense

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New in town: I am a big fan of romantic comedies which forced me to watch it. Renee Zellweger in this is nice as usual. Its about a florida gal sent to minnesota(Hot beach town to small snowy town) to establish changes in a new plant. Nice light hearted comedy with some funny scenes in it. It is a nice pleasure to watch but not amazing in the romance quotient.

Catch it as its warm hearted.
3/5
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Watched " Million Dollar Baby" starring Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Hillary Swank.

What an absolutely delight of a movie. Loved the entire theme and how it was made. It's only that Clint's characterization seemed so much like the one in Gran Torino ( did anyone else felt that too?)

What i couldnt digest was Hillary's practicing scenes. She didnt practice at all and almost was doing it half heartedly with one eye on Clint all the time. Slightly unbeilevable.

I liked the way she calls him "Boss". Its a term used very often by sales folks in FMCG companies for their managers

But, loved the relationship between Scrap and Frankie. Deep friendship with little words at its best

Lovely movie but, i dont think Hillary deserved an academy award. Morgan Freeman? Hell, yes!

4/5

P.S: Next in line " A Time to Kill" based on John Grisham Novel

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Watched " Million Dollar Baby" starring Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Hillary Swank.

What an absolutely delight of a movie. Loved the entire theme and how it was made. It's only that Clint's characterization seemed so much like the one in Gran Torino ( did anyone else felt that too?)

What i couldnt digest was Hillary's practicing scenes. She didnt practice at all and almost was doing it half heartedly with one eye on Clint all the time. Slightly unbeilevable.

I liked the way she calls him "Boss". Its a term used very often by sales folks in FMCG companies for their managers

But, loved the relationship between Scrap and Frankie. Deep friendship with little words at its best

Lovely movie but, i dont think Hillary deserved an academy award. Morgan Freeman? Hell, yes!

4/5

P.S: Next in line " A Time to Kill" based on John Grisham Novel
I loved the Million Dollary Baby. I became a Hillary Swank fan after watching this movie. She is good in Freedom Writers also.

Time To Kill is also a very good movie. But it was a great book to start with.
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Morgan Freeman? Hell, yes!

P.S: Next in line " A Time to Kill" based on John Grisham Novel
Have always wondered why the great actor hasn't won a lot of awards. Acting comes naturally to him

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Great movie. You will not be disappointed for sure and have you read the novel? It shouldn't set the expectations you know but the movie is really good.
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I loved the Million Dollary Baby. I became a Hillary Swank fan after watching this movie. She is good in Freedom Writers also.
Agree, Hillary is a good actress. Her accent in this movie was quite convincing. But, academy award for this movie. I am not in agreement there.

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Great movie. You will not be disappointed for sure and have you read the novel? It shouldn't set the expectations you know but the movie is really good.
I am a big fan of MF. I like his subtle style of acting and as you said is a natural actor. I also like his smile ( which you may have noticed is very rare in most of his movies--He laughed heartily in "Seven" though)

Read the book long back. I think its Morgan Freeman again in this movie if i am not wrong?
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