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Old 17th February 2012, 10:38   #4486
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Watched this one last night. Movie was OK 3/5. Guess Kate Winslett finally got her Oscar for this after quite a few explicit sexual scenes.
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Hangover Part II

Was waiting for some fun to start, it never did, could not even grin, it was so sick, had to switch off after 45 minutes of glum viewing, could have been better off watching a horror movie.
.05/5
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Killing me Softly
Again explicit sexual scenes from Heather Graham, gripping in certain parts, cheap thriller in many parts.

2.5/5 ok maybe 3/5
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Wag the Dog

About how the US President's team try to cover up a Lewinsky like situation by 'creating' a war that never was and several other distractions till the elections are over. Nice imagination or maybe that's the way they do work.

3.5/5
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The Pianist
Have seen it long back on TV. Saw it once again and enjoyed every bit of it. One of the many movies about the Holocaust, but this one is centered around music and the musician.

4/5.

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The Time Traveler's Wife

Watched it yesterday, it was just ok didn't find it very interesting.
Rating - 2.5/5
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Thumbs up Duel - Steven Spielberg's maiden movie

Just now I finished watching Steven Spielberg's first directorial venture Duel. There were only two main characters in this action-thriller: a car driver and a crazy truck driver [we don't see his face till the end]. Road rage was the main theme. It seemed that Steven Spielberg didn't complete his degree at his film school. Click here for more details.

My rating: 5/5
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Watch Hard Rain.

*ing: Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater.

A gripping, edge-of-the-seat movie that has a good plot. I like the way it's been shot too.

Rated: 4/5
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Watched Flypaper last night. The story revolves around 2 gangs trying to rob the same bank at the same time. Its a fun movie, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Rating : 3.5/5
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Have seen it long back on TV. Saw it once again and enjoyed every bit of it. One of the many movies about the Holocaust, but this one is centered around music and the musician.

4/5.
Its one of the best movies in my list. Adrien Brody gives performance of his life as the Pianist.
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Watched ghost rider : spirit of vengeance

I was lost at times on certain scenes. the movie at times got boring. nicholas cage was showing his age in this movie.

i would rate it a 2.5/5.
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Watched ghost rider : spirit of vengeance

I was lost at times on certain scenes. the movie at times got boring. nicholas cage was showing his age in this movie.

i would rate it a 2.5/5.
Yeah, it was lot less engaging than youd expect a comic derived movie.
Ghost rider 2 needed more of the ghost rider, less of nicholas cage from matchstick men.
Is what Id put up y'day.

Howver, with all the developments, I am sure theres going to be a huge sequel now.

4/5
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On the success of MI4, I thought of watching MI3. But I was in for disappointment. The movie didnt deliver the thrills (nor the space age technology), and I got pretty bored towards the mid of the movie. They could have done better. Rating: 2.5/5 from my side.
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Watched Eye of the needle .It is a 1981 spy thriller based on a novel. i would rate it 5/5
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Watched Eye of the needle .It is a 1981 spy thriller based on a novel. i would rate it 5/5
yep, five on five it is. saw it when i was in school; sometime in 1985. watched it again a few weeks back on TV
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Watched Eye of the needle .It is a 1981 spy thriller based on a novel. i would rate it 5/5
If you like 'Eye of the Needle' then you need to watch 'The day of the Jackal'. But in both the cases, novel is much better than the movie.
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If you like 'Eye of the Needle' then you need to watch 'The day of the Jackal'. But in both the cases, novel is much better than the movie.
this is the Robert Ludlum book you're referring to, right?

when i started reading it, it was dry as hell, but it became engrossing past the 25% mark
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this is the Robert Ludlum book you're referring to, right?

when i started reading it, it was dry as hell, but it became engrossing past the 25% mark
The OTHER master, sir.
Forsyth.
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this is the Robert Ludlum book you're referring to, right?

when i started reading it, it was dry as hell, but it became engrossing past the 25% mark
Frederick Forsyth. Yeah, it starts slowly and then it gains tempo. And the technical detail he provides about everything, keeps you engrossed. One hell of a novel.
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