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Old 26th October 2011, 05:11   #4201
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Watched the latest Woody Allen flick Midnight in Paris over the weekend. The movie has the typical Woody Allen feel to it.

Its a story of a failed/unhappy Hollywood Screenwriter (Owen Wilson) on Holiday in Paris with his Fiancé (Rachel McAdams) and In-laws. Being in love with Paris and its culture, he dreams of going back in time (early 1920s) to meet the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Picasso and other writers/artists of so called lost generation. Its interesting to see how his wish is granted and his relationship with the Fiancé.

My verdict – 3/5
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Went with my buddies this weekend to catch 'The Thing' - prequel to the John Carpenter movie of the same name. The acting is realistic by the portrayal of actual Nordic people in Norwegian roles, and the film gains that 90s look as it is shot on 35mm and not digital. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, a certified 'scream queen' plays her part well as a composed scientist. Not much surprise in the movie, though the CGI is quite good. All in all - a OK watch.
3/5 in my book.


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Rating - 2/5
Hmm - Emma Stone - ugly. You seem to belong to a different school of thought. No hard feelings!

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Senna 2010 (Film/Documentary)

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What a brilliantly put together documentary! ....

Just watch it. Editing could have been better.

Rating: 4.5*/5*
Must watch
watched it on a flight. His boyish good looks , brilliance, faith, fight against the politics and ultimately the tragedy of dying young on the track make for gripping viewing . Reveals the seamy side F1 too. Definitely a Must watch !
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Initial D, Movie based on the famous cartoon series.

Trust me, Beat's the fast and the furious HANDS DOWN. Awesome car race sequences, music is excellent and everything looks realistic

The AE86 in the movie is just drool material

I would rate it 5/5.
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A very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas - You know Harold and Kumar are gonna get into trouble, you know they would get high, you know there would over the top racial stereotyping, you know they are gonna meet NPH, and you know there would be all sorts of inappropriate stuff - but you also know there would be truckloads of hillarious fun in the process! Difficult to rate these type of films - but it gets a 3.5/5 from me.
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Anybody else here looking forward to Tintin ?
My first impression after the very first trailer was released wasnt very good. But subsequent ones make me think that those ectoplasms and sea gherkins have actually done a good job on the movie!!
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Watched some movies over the past few days. Ratings as below:

a) Drag me to hell: 2.5/5
Expected more from Sam Raimi as friends described this movie to be very horrifying. But sadly, it turned out to be forced horror. For me, I would rate a horror (or any other genre) movie on top ranks, if it lingers in your mind for hours after the movie is over. I forgot about this movie as soon as it was over. It was very forced and on your face. Directors feel that scenes with surprise elements and loud sounds classify in horror these days.

The girl was cute though

Okay, if you ask me which movies would I rate higher in horror, I would say "Tale of Two Sisters", "The Ring", "The Exorcist", "Paranormal Activity" (this movie lingered in my mind the longest!), etc.

b) The Lost Boys: 3/5
Pretty decent horror-comedy vampire flick. Was pretty surprised to see Kiefer Sutherland (24 fame) in that role.

c) Before Sunrise and Before Sunset: 4/5
Now these two movies have only 2 main actors and the entire movie is one long conversation. Many people would find it boring, but at the end of the movie, you connect with the characters. Its very warm and the chemistry between them is great! I loved Before Sunset more. One of the most sensible sequels ever.

d) Johny Gaddar (3.5/5)
Ok, I am late to join the bandwagon, but this movie was surprisingly good. Loved the characters and the story. The direction was pretty neat coupled with good performances from the actors. Perfect debut for Neil Nitin.

e) Shadow of the Vampire (2.5/5)
This movie is slow. The actor who played Count Orlock's character has done it brilliantly, but the rest of the characters is nothing to write about. The plot is good.
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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.
Rating - 2/5
Could you name some of the most hardcore Horror movies that could scare even most fearless persons? I am a huge fan of Horror movies, and want to scare one of my friend who has not so far feared after watching most of the horror movies.
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Beyond doubt, Paranormal Activity is the scariest movie I have ever watched. Highly recommended over those blood-and-gore gigglefests.

Anyone watched "In Time"? It's getting rave reviews...
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Now see, thats exactly how I feel when I see her in a movie.

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Could you name some of the most hardcore Horror movies that could scare even most fearless persons? I am a huge fan of Horror movies, and want to scare one of my friend who has not so far feared after watching most of the horror movies.
Welcome to the club friend. My wife is exactly like that friend of yours wehn it comes to horror movies. She finds "The grudge" just too boring and yawn inducing movie. To me, it surely is one of the scariest movies ever made. Has your buddy seen it?

Oh, and not that I have seen it but I hear the original Japanese version (of "The grudge" ie) has the ability to make your heart stop. Its THAT scary.

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Now see, thats exactly how I feel when I see her in a movie.

Welcome to the club friend. My wife is exactly like that friend of yours wehn it comes to horror movies. She finds "The grudge" just too boring and yawn inducing movie. To me, it surely is one of the scariest movies ever made. Has your buddy seen it?

Oh, and not that I have seen it but I hear the original Japanese version (of "The grudge" ie) has the ability to make your heart stop. Its THAT scary.

Yeah! exactly the situation is here, the movies that bring the hell out of me, the beloved friend just yawns at them. I will surely watch the Japanese version of grudge, although the English Grudge felt boring to me too. BTW, any more movies to suggest?
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Now see, thats exactly how I feel when I see her in a movie.

Welcome to the club friend. My wife is exactly like that friend of yours wehn it comes to horror movies. She finds "The grudge" just too boring and yawn inducing movie. To me, it surely is one of the scariest movies ever made. Has your buddy seen it?

Oh, and not that I have seen it but I hear the original Japanese version (of "The grudge" ie) has the ability to make your heart stop. Its THAT scary.
Haha... appreciate the pun!

For horror junkies- try 'grave encounters'.
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Anyone watched "In Time"? It's getting rave reviews...
The concept is good and the first half is good as well..The plot looses it's fizz in the second half and comes up as a damp squib by the time it ends. However, a lot of retro looking Lincoln (all Limos) and Chargers (Police cars) in the future.
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Oh, and not that I have seen it but I hear the original Japanese version (of "The grudge" ie) has the ability to make your heart stop. Its THAT scary.
Yeah, the Japanese version is way better than the English one for sure and the croaking sound of the child will linger in your memory for a long time afterwards

The other horror movies that I was impressed with was :-

1. Texas Chainsaw Massacre ( not for scary quotient but, the tension was breathtaking)

2. The Hills Have Eyes-1 and 2 ( same reason as above)


I saw "Blindness" starring Danny Glover, Mark Ruffalo

Story is about a strange virus that grips a city which makes people blind ( lights dont go out, but come on) everything becomes white for them and this phenomena grips the entire world and they are quarantined etc.

I saw the movie till about 50% and shut it off as I thought it was same run of the mill hollywood catastrophe subject based movie with no proper story, intrigue moments or anything else interesting

1/5

P.S : Next in line is "Shumcks for Dinner" anyone seen this version of the popular french comedy?
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Beyond doubt, Paranormal Activity is the scariest movie I have ever watched. Highly recommended over those blood-and-gore gigglefests.

Anyone watched "In Time"? It's getting rave reviews...
Try Insidious, if you haven't already. Its on top of my list of scariest movies.

I saw "In Time", its ok. As others said, first half is ok and then it kinda looses its track. Story was not evolving after that. A 2.25/5 from me. Concept was good though.
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