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Old 31st January 2011, 09:03   #3271
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I watched HACHIKO - a dog's story last night at 9 PM on HBO with my family!

The moment I read the synopsis, I decided to watch this movie and we gathered in front of our TV well before the schedule.

The movie was based on a true story of a dog [1924-36] waiting for its deceased master in front of a railway station for more than 10 years in Japan. A statue was erected in memory of the loyal dog! Fantastic acting by the dogs [from pup to old dog] and Richard Gere as Prof Parker, the deceased master, who was also a co-producer of the movie.

The movie deserves a full 5-star rating.
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^^ Although I did not see the movie but I knew this story. The number of years it went to and fro the house and the station varies from 9 - 10 or 11 years.
I was moved nevertheless.
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I watched HACHIKO - a dog's story last night at 9 PM on HBO with my family!

The movie deserves a full 5-star rating.
Sheesh! missed it !

Killing me Softly: 2.5/5.

Not a movie to watch kids as you have wicked scenes of Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes. Its an ok thriller. Funny story climax line which some may find hard to digest.
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A very very touchy movie. Seen it many times. If you have/ had a dog anytime - it'll bring tears to your eyes for sure.
Don't miss it.

Rating: 5(+++) / 5
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Guys check out Angel Heart Angel Heart (1987) - IMDb. Its a psychological thriller. M Night shyamalan fans will enjoy definitely enjoy this one. Amazing acting by Mickey Rourke. Couldn't believe its the same guy from Iron Man 2. Also Robert De Niro is in this one though its a small but important role.
Seen this. A very dark, metaphorical movie. Not sure if this is everyone's cup of tea. I would give it 3/5.

Denise Huxtable(of the Cosby Show) looks stunning.
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Watched The Mechanic (Jason Statham) a few hours back - Guns, hanky panky (all varieties) and an assasination attempt gone wrong. Watch this movie to get everything out of your head. The starting is a bit boring, but the film picks up pace later. The planning Arthur (Statham) does before each task is sleek. Otherwise - an oft repeated plot.
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I watched HACHIKO - a dog's story last night at 9 PM on HBO with my family!

The moment I read the synopsis, I decided to watch this movie and we gathered in front of our TV well before the schedule.

The movie was based on a true story of a dog [1924-36] waiting for its deceased master in front of a railway station for more than 10 years in Japan. A statue was erected in memory of the loyal dog! Fantastic acting by the dogs [from pup to old dog] and Richard Gere as Prof Parker, the deceased master, who was also a co-producer of the movie.

The movie deserves a full 5-star rating.
Awesome movie! Marley& Me is my another favourite.
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I watched HACHIKO - a dog's story last night at 9 PM on HBO with my family!
+1. When I bought the DVD a year ago, I'd not heard of the movie. I bought it just coz it was a dog movie, and later realised Richard Gere was the protagonist.

The dog has acted so wonderfully, and the story is touching given the fact that it's based on a true story. 5/5 for sure!
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I watched The Blind Side

Saw it yesterday on TV, although I missed the starting a bit, I was glued to the movie just after a few minutes. After watching this movie I realized why did Sandra Bullock win an Oscar for this role. If you have seen Sandra Bullock's movies then you would be taken by surprise as she is not doing any of her usual antics/funny things that she is known for.

The movie is about a Black guy who is adopted by a White couple & their family. Its about how they facilitate him in his studies & football. There are ups & downs, moments where their intentions are doubted.

If I tell more it will spoil the fun of watching this movie.

Its a must watch for sure

4.5/5
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The movie is about a Black guy who is adopted by a White couple & their family. Its about how they facilitate him in his studies & football. There are ups & downs, moments where their intentions are doubted.
4.5/5
You forgot to mention the best part of the movie. It is based on a true story.
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Saw the School for Scoundrels. I would give it a 3/5. A good one time watch
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Guys, I need suggestions for good investigative court room scene movies, like A few good men, Philadelphia, Erin Bronkovich, My Cousin Vinny (Yeah, comedy is also fine). Thriller, dram, comedy et al.

I have seen quite a few, I want more.
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@esteem_lover, have you seen 12 Angry Men ?
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Guys, I need suggestions for good investigative court room scene movies, like A few good men, Philadelphia, Erin Bronkovich, My Cousin Vinny (Yeah, comedy is also fine). Thriller, dram, comedy et al.

I have seen quite a few, I want more.
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How about A time to kill and To kill a mocking bird?

Edit - Most John Grisham's stories will have courtroom scenes. Guess you can start with him :-)

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Guys, can you please tell me why 127 hours is rated "A"(dult)??
What exactly is "adult" about it? I'm not an adult, but is it OK if I watch it?
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