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Old 15th October 2011, 21:23   #4186
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Right Whoever gets it right has to post a question now ;-)


Hmmm, here comes my question :

Name the film which portrays various Fiat cars from the year of ~ 1960 to 2000.

PS : I know of only a single film and I expect that film as a answer from you all.

EDIT: It is an Italian film.

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We Were Soldiers

Mel Gibson again shows in this movie what a good director and actor he is.
The story line is about the Vietnam war the USA waged. Amazing movie

4.5/5
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Just came back from watching Super 8.

Awesome movie - great story, amazing characters and fantastic acting by the children.

Highly recommended and its definitely worth a watch in the theater. Its visual and aural nirvana if you like gripping thrillers.

PS: If you watch it, make sure you sit through the credits in the end.

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Saw Cray Stupid Love yesterday.

I feel like a Crazy Stupid person having spent 2 hours on this rubbish. First, I was amazed how Steve Carell could agree to be a part of something like this. Then, I got the shock of my life when I discovered he was the film's "co-producer".

In a nutshell, its "Hitch - part 2". The plot - a guy (Steve Carell) whose wife (Julianne Moore) cheats on him and then divorces him, gets .....er....... trained by a womanising stud (Ryan Gosling) in the art of picking up women.

Some crazy mix ups in the end and voila, you have a movie.

I find Steve Carell really funny, I still do. But this was not his finest moment. The movie gets real boring in between. Ryan Gosling looks great, but cannot act that well. There isn't a single great looking woman in this movie. Moore is past her prime (asis Marissa Tomei), the one who played "Hannah" is just plain ugly and the babysitter girl is kindaaaaaa veryyyyyy okayish. But nothing to knock you out.

It has some good moments but they are too few and too far between.

Rating - 2/5
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Hmmm, here comes my question :

Name the film which portrays various Fiat cars from the year of ~ 1960 to 2000.

PS : I know of only a single film and I expect that film as a answer from you all.

EDIT: It is an Italian film.

Let me gues...it's a corporate video from FIAT!?!
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Old 21st October 2011, 11:11   #4191
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Let me gues...it's a corporate video from FIAT!?!
You got it wrong!

The films portrays Alfa Romeos, Vespas and all!
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Hmmm, here comes my question :

Name the film which portrays various Fiat cars from the year of ~ 1960 to 2000.

PS : I know of only a single film and I expect that film as a answer from you all.

EDIT: It is an Italian film.
Is it "The American" starring George Clooney ?


I saw yesterday Jason Statham starrer The Mechanic. Its about a hitman who gets played. The story line is predictable but the movie is well made and keeps you on the edge of your seat. A good one time watch.

Rating: 3.5/5

P.S: The movie features a E-Type Jaguar amongst many other cars.
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Is it "The American" starring George Clooney
I haven't seen that film! So I cannot say whether your answer is true or not.

For the record, the answer I was expecting from you all was : La meglio gioventý (Best of Youth). It's a 6 hour + long film and I have watched the film in one go
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Paranormal Activity 3

I was really looking forward to this one. So, booked tickets for me and the wife (DT cinema @ Promenade). Long story short, 1000 bucks wasted.

The move is a prequel to the previous 2. Its set in 1988, when Katie and her little sister (Christie) are a couple of very cute little girls. Christie is always taking to this "imaginary friend" of hers who (obviously) turns out to be the demon that torments the sisters in part 1 and 2.

Now, 1 and 2 had some suttlety built in which kinda lent towards making it scary. It was not as visual as it was psychological. Like you would see a door open and close verrryyyyy slowly. There would be a creaking noise that you would hear or footsteps in the hallway. These are things you can relate to because lets face it, we do hear things go crrrreak in the night. This one though is all out Evil dead meets blair witch kinda stuff.

The demon might as well have painted his face red and carried a neon signboard saying, "There's a ghost in your house ...... DUH". And enough now of this home video thing. What, I mean these girls just do not mind getting videotaped. Kristi loved it, Katie loved it, their mommy LOOOOOVVVVED it (wink wink). I can see a Paranormal Activity 4, showing "missing footage" from 1, 2 and 3 (if you know what I mean fellas).

In all seriousness though, I hope to god this is the end of the series. My parameters for judging a horror movie are very simple. Do I feel its best to turn the lights on and try to sleep, or can I walk from my room across the dark hall to the fridge in the middle of the night and not cry and / or wet myself? If the answer to either of the questions is yes, the movie was sheer brilliance.

After watching this though, I went down to the dark basement parking, at 1 in the night becasue I left something in the car.



Not worth watching @ a movie theatre for sure. If you have to, get / rent a DVD when it comes out. You are not missing much, trust me.

Rating - 2/5

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Old 24th October 2011, 16:05   #4195
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Three Musketeers:

first i read this was in those illustrated classics.
the 2X2 books in school, abridged for easy reads.
then i read the full-on version.
then i forgot about the book for some years.
then i saw the movie yesterday.
then i rememebered the book.
then i realized, "err???????????"(not much of a realization!!!)

So i gave up on any expectations that other than the chracters names, and a bro-o-o----o----o---a---a--a--a-a-a-a-d generalization of the plot, there will NOT be any depiction of the original work.
so sat my authourised service station down and enjoyed a well executed movie.

Gripes(lets do this first)
1.airships?AIRSHIPS??
2.even if airships, then some proportions, please?why physically impossible airships?
3.why o why is d'artagnan played by maggie gylenhall?????
4.When tom-the cat, in the cartoons- falls in water from, say, reasonable heights, he breaks into 4-5 pieces(youll get this when you see)
5.where did orlando bloom pick his english accent from ?not england, surely not!!

artistic interpretations aside, what youll enjoy is:
1. Milla jovovich.(Oh yes you wiil)
2.Budget "rock" of hollywood, mads mikkelsen(clash of the titans.casino royale?)
3.well executed sequences, and 3d.

Do watch, once, for masala.

sequel is expected, or at least margin has been left.
I expect the sequel to be what T2 was to its father.
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Spent a lazy sunday watching two movies:

The Informant: A tale about a corporate informant who ticks FBI on some wrong doings in his corporation, and helps investigate the same. But the final twist turns the tale at its head, to say the least. Inspired by true events apparently.

Good, tight script, the movie proceeds with a consistent pace through out. Matt Damon does an outstanding job, considering that the movie is mostly centered around him. A good watch overall, specially for those who have seen and liked most of Steven Soderbergh's work.
Rating: 3.5/5

Moon: An astronaut is sent alone to the moon for a 3 year period by a company collecting some rare mineral necessary for the earth's energy needs. Things start going wrong a few weeks before he is supposed to depart.

The pace of the movie is a bit slow, but that's more or less expected from this genre (remember "2001: A Space Odyssey"? this movie is not that slow though )
Sam rockwell excels in his role. The twist in the story occurs after around 30 minutes, and is a little tough to understand initially, but begins to get clear slowly. The movie stars just him, and a computer assisting him (voice by Kevin Spacey). A nicely made, insightful movie that you can't help thinking about long after it is over.

My rating: 3.5/5 (could have given it a 4, but the pace was a little too slow for my liking). Deserves an applause for the attention to detail that such movies require.
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Watched Whistleblower last night.
Oh My God! What an amazingly made movie. The plot is wonderfull and so is the starcast. Rachel Weisz is brilliant in her role.

More than the acting, the plot itself made me numb. I was speechless for an hour or so after the movie.

Highly recommended!
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Watched Pirates of the Silicon Valley. Its a documentary-movie on the lives of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and the start of the IT boom in Silicon Valley. Probably its similar to The Social Network of the 80s or the other way around. Ethics is a blurred line when it came to these companies...I also pity Xerox, IBM on what could have been a fortune for them was instead in the hands of Jobs, Gates and others...Must watch whether you are in IT or Not
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Watched the following movies the last 1-2 weeks :-

1. Days of Thunder (Starring Tom Cruise)
2. Driven ( Starring Slyvestor Stallone)

#1 and #2 were really pathetic movies with #1 being slightly better. Driven was a disgrace to F1 racing and showed the race in incorrect light.

DoT can be watched once only for Tom Cruise but, Driven can be given a royal miss.

# 1 : 2/5
# 2 : 0/5

Shallow Hal ( Starring Jack Black & Gwenyth Paltrow) was surprisingly a very sweet, nice and romantic movie with a unique script which can work only in a hollywood movie. Well-made movie and makes you feel good.

3.5/5

The Last Shot ( Starring Alec Baldwin, Mathew Brodrick, Ray Liotta)

A movie which seems to be have inspired by Bowfinger ( which was a brilliant movie) and also loosely based on a true story wherein the feds are trying to catch a mafia boss and snare in a wannabe movie director to make a movie which actually will never be made

Decent time-pass

3/5

P.S: Next in line are " The Peacemaker" Starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman & " Mr. 3000" starring Bernie Mac
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Watched Super 8 today. I liked the movie and definitely watchable. But somehow I felt the movie is kind of amalgamation of E.T., Close Encounter with the Third kind, Cloverfield etc. Really good acting by the Kids.
Rating : 3.75/5
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