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Old 11th May 2009, 17:24   #346
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I saw The Red Baron this weekend. Movie was ok, a little slow. The aerial fight sequences and maneuvers were great.

The bi-planes and tri-planes from the WW1 period were made completely out of wood (this is not a statement, but what I saw in he movie). Watching the engines in action with the naked valve springs rocking and the exhaust fumes/flames of those propeller engines was an absolute pleasure.

There are also quite a few cars from the WW1 era.

The movie has a few <loss of a proper word here>moments. Notice one sequence where in a ditch, there are two dig outs a foot apart, where in one lies a dead body and the other marked 'kanten' and German soldiers eating.

This is a decent lesson in history on the most successful fighter pilot during WW1 with 80 confirmed kills.

I recommend a viewing.
Ps: pardon me for my lack of vocabulary
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Speaking of Martial arts movies, are there any early Shaw-Scope fans here? I am a big Hong Kong movie fan.

I love all Shaw brothers movies, yesterday I saw Five-Element Ninjas (Wu Du Ren Shu).

Soon I intend to see One -Armed Boxer vs. Flying Guillotine.

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Chaos Theory

Marriage between two people belonging to gang of friends, one of whom still loves the girl. Couple have a normal family life, and have an adorable 7 year old daughter. Husband lives life based on the schedules he has drawn up on flash cards.

Owing to a confusion wife suspects husband has fathered a kid with another woman and throws him out of the house. The DNA test reveals much more to him than just the paternity status of the baby.

Therein lies the twist of the tale and makes for an entertaining watch.

Bennyboy Rating : ***
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I saw a movie starring Jason Statham i think on Sunday. He was a cop in it and does a fraud. In that Chaos theory was also mentioned. Very nice movie but i forgot the name. Anyone?
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I saw a movie starring Jason Statham i think on Sunday. He was a cop in it and does a fraud. In that Chaos theory was also mentioned. Very nice movie but i forgot the name. Anyone?
Must have been Chaos. The movie starred Wesley Snipes also, right?
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Must have been Chaos. The movie starred Wesley Snipes also, right?
Yup Snipes as well so you must be right.
I'll give this movie 3.5/5 and its a good watch.
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Seen The International.

Rating : 2.5/5

Expected a better storyline !
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Hasn't anyone here watch American Pie Series
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Hasn't anyone here watch American Pie Series
I just liked the first part. Rest were just about ok !
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Saw the new Star Trek.

4/5.

Some hardcore Trekkies may be pissed off by the way they handled the continuity problems. You have to keep in mind that Star Trek has always handled real life issues from its time. TOS talked about the issues of the 60s, TNG the 70s and the 80s, etc. Bogging the new Trek down with all that baggage isn't smart.

Anyhow, can't wait for the next one.
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Watched 3 Monkeys last night. It's a Turkish movie having English subtitles. The movie begins with a powerful politician convincing his driver to own up a crime he didn't commit. While the driver is serving the jail term the politician gets involved with his wife and their son comes to know about it. After his release from jail the relationships go for an upheaval. Interesting watch.
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I just liked the first part. Rest were just about ok !
+1. Second part was also good but rest were just garbish.
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IMO the Naked Mile and Beta House were the best!!
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IMO the Naked Mile and Beta House were the best!!
Coz of the gals eh?
And these weren't part of the series,they just had few actors do some guest appearance.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008):

Its a remake of 1951 classic film.

Alien visits earth along with his body guard. The alien is the bodyguard of the Earth. He tells the truth (), the earth is not ours.

And that if one species (human, of course) is terminated the rest of the earth will be saved and will be a safe place for rest of the species.
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That's some coincidence, JK! The Day the Earth Stood Still is what I have lined up for watching next.

I watched a movie titled Very Bad Things a couple of days back. It is a dark comedy of the highest order, almost like the earlier movies of the Coen Brothers (like Fargo, Blood Simple etc.). 5 friends go to Vegas for a Bachleor Party. They tick all the squares: they get stoned and drunk, make a huge ruckus and hire a stripper/prostitute. Then things start to happen -- things that change all their lives forever.

The movie maintains a dark, nervous tension throughout, once the events start. What is special about the movie is that it interweaves the main plot of the 'event' and its aftermath into the dynamics of the relationship between two people who are preparing for the wedding (an overly dominant bride-to-be and a regular-joe groom-to-be), the relationship between two brothers (who are pretty much polar opposites in their attitudes toward life), the relationship between 5 fast friends, the responsibilities we all have in real-life, and so on. Each of the relationships play a role in the way the events take in the movie.

The movie stars Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Stern, Jeanne Tripplehorne and a couple of others who I keep sening in movies all the time but don't know/remember the names of. The actors are not really important here, as you really identify them by the characters they play right from when the movie starts. The movie is quite a bit gruesome and violent in parts but that is important to the nature of the movie.

I quite enjoyed watching it and would recommend it very much.

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