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Old 30th December 2011, 11:36   #4396
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Please watch the movie Se7en.
The best movie I've watched in a while.
Superb performances by Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey.
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Saw MI4 on the day of release and honestly, I found it a bit of a drag and the direction was full of mistakes!
I never expected the MI franchise to dish out such an average movie. If it was not for the bling and the super high budget I wont even have lasted the entire duration.
It's like wherever you get stuck in the story you bring up a make belief gadget and solve the issue. How is the mission impossible then? I could pull it off with some training and probably a few more gadgets
And promoting it in India when they have not even shot it properly is just pathetic.

Sorry for the rant. I am still recovering from Dam(n) 999 and MI4
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I watched Warrior (2011), IMDB - 8.3

Story Line is good with some nice wrestling scenes in the end.
Tom Hardy has given a good performance, nice watch if you love free style wrestling.
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Saw MI4 on the day of release and honestly, I found it a bit of a drag and the direction was full of mistakes!
I never expected the MI franchise to dish out such an average movie. If it was not for the bling and the super high budget I wont even have lasted the entire duration.
It's like wherever you get stuck in the story you bring up a make belief gadget and solve the issue. How is the mission impossible then? I could pull it off with some training and probably a few more gadgets
And promoting it in India when they have not even shot it properly is just pathetic.

Sorry for the rant. I am still recovering from Dam(n) 999 and MI4
I sorta liked it.Watched it thrice at Cinépolis.
Even though the cold war nuke holocaust theme is out of fashion and predictable,there were plenty of surprises(pleasant ones at that too).
The BMW concept car was a drool maal
And Anil Kapoor getting wrecked by the chick was the funniest scene in the movie

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I sorta liked it.Watched it thrice at Cinépolis.
You sorta liked it and still saw it thrice. Kudos to you man .
But all said and done it is entertaining in a very Bollywoodish way. And yes Anil Kapoor being slapped was the funniest scene for me too! Why was he promoting it in such a big way is beyond my understanding
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You sorta liked it and still saw it thrice. Kudos to you man .
But all said and done it is entertaining in a very Bollywoodish way. And yes Anil Kapoor being slapped was the funniest scene for me too! Why was he promoting it in such a big way is beyond my understanding
I liked the stunts a lot!
And BTW,Anil Kapoor says hai
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I sorta liked it.Watched it thrice at Cinépolis.
What do you when you really like a movie? Get a season pass? :-)
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Watched the following highly recommended (ratings in brackets below) movies in the last few days:

1. Shawshank Redemption (5/5)
2. Invictus (4.5/5)
3. Se7en (4.5/5)
4. Gran Torino (4/5)
5. Million Dollar Baby (4/5)

Go watch them if you missed any of them
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Watched Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, last night.

If you have enjoyed the 1st part, then this one is must watch for Sherlock Holmes fans!
This movie is full of surprises & Guy Ritchie has his unique way of story telling (if you've watched his earlier flicks - Lock Stock, Snatch, etc.)

Must say, after a long time (since Inception), have watched a movie which keeps you thinking: what is he going to do next, what to expect now, how logical was that!..

9/10

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True Grit

A typical Western , remake of the John Wayne movie of the same name (which I havent seen). A 14 year girl engages US martial Cogburn to bring her father's killer to justice. Not much of a story line , but an engaging watch nevertheless. Great acting by the 14 year old kid, though I have to say Rooster Cogburn's southern drawl was lost on me some times. Worthwhile one time watch.

Rating : 2.5/5
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Watched Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, last night.

If you have enjoyed the 1st part, then this one is must watch for Sherlock Holmes fans!
This movie is full of surprises & Guy Ritchie has his unique way of story telling (if you've watched his earlier flicks - Lock Stock, Snatch, etc.)

Must say, after a long time (since Inception), have watched a movie which keeps you thinking: what is he going to do next, what to expect now, how logical was that!..

9/10
sirji, the scale is from 1-5

saw Sherlock Holmes: AGOS last week and i must say i loved it. it has a bit more action than the prequel, but i think that's alright - they've not overdone it. the story line creative and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

the scene on the train is hilarious (RD Jr dressing as a woman)! the best part was when RD Jr. puts a question mark next to The End

must watch.

rating: 4.5/5
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Mission Impossible 4 was a little underwhelming. The dubai sequences were really good but the second half was pretty dull. Simon Pegg was good

"Fifty dead men walking" is a fantastic movie.
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Finally managed to watch The Tree of Life by Terrence Malick. It is definitely not a 'timepass movie'. For me, the movie is achingly beautiful (thanks to Bluray and a big-screen telly) and definitely among the best movies of this decade. It has also managed to raise valid questions on existence , life and death. Worth a shot if you are the kind of a person who does not get bored after 15-20 minutes of footage with little dialogue
Yup - I thought it was an intensely shot movie. Loved the Thin Red Line and have patience to watch very slow movies - but sadly, thought the Tree of Life was a little too boring. I mean, the storyline was too boring. Perhaps sitting in a smoky room would have helped
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Got the following lined up:
1) American Psycho
2) Warrior
3) The Debt
4) The Firm
5) Dolphin Tale
6) Margin Call
7) Our Idiot Brother
8) Super 8
9) The Devils Double

Lemme know your reviews - if any of you has watched the above

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I watched 'Margin Call' recently. I liked it very much. So much so that I watched it twice back to back and then some scenes even again. The conversations are good.
NY Times rates it as best movie based on Wallstreet yet. Understandably so.
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I watched 'Margin Call' recently. I liked it very much. So much so that I watched it twice back to back and then some scenes even again. The conversations are good.
NY Times rates it as best movie based on Wallstreet yet. Understandably so.
4.5/5
I would rate it around 4/5. The focus is on lehman. But i feel, 'Too big to Fail' is a better picture on this topic. It has a comprehensive picture of 2008 meltdown.

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