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Old 23rd February 2012, 18:29   #4516
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Emirates have a nice collection for Feb and so I ended up watching a few on one of their flights

Drive -

Though its shot in the US and is typically an American film, it has a European feel to it, thanks to a Danish director. I personally liked the movie for its minimal storyline and some great characterization. This is my first Ryan Gosling film and I think he has done a great job. The story may have been heard of before and am sure many have seen similar films, but a different style of direction is in store which can be pleasantly surprising.

Rating - 3.5/5

Midnight in Paris -

I concur with the recent reviews on how amazingly different this film is made and quite a story it has. Only the likes of Woody Allen can come up with something this brilliant even today. For me, I had not read any of the reviews and it came as a pleasant surprise to watch the story unfold. Don't miss it. Owen Wilson, in this film reminds me a lot of Woody Allen in his ever confusing state.

Rating - 4.5/5

Adventures of Tintin -

I had missed it on the big screen and finally got a chance to watch. Spielberg has done an amazing job in capturing the details of the characters. All the characters - the detective brothers, Capt Haddock, Snowy were simply awesome. I would love to see more on the series, preferably the whole lot.

Rating - 4.5/5
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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
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The OTHER master, sir.
Forsyth.
I think Eye of the Needle is by Ken Follett? Again the book simply outshines the movie.

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I think Eye of the Needle is by Ken Follett? Again the book simply outshines the movie.

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Correctamente.
We were, however, talking about day of the Jackal, and fourth protocol there.

Eye of the needle, though, is a follett you should read as your 3rd or 4th follett.
Otherwise it just makes the others very humdrum.
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Eye of the needle, though, is a follett you should read as your 3rd or 4th follett.
So which would be the first n second of follet?
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So which would be the first n second of follet?
umm, i'd say fall of giants and there was one set in old english times, dont remember the name.
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Yesterday, I watched a DVD of Oscar award winner Unforgiven starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman and produced and directed by Clint Eastwood. Clint Eastwood portrayed the role of a notorious assassin reformed by his wife who died at her young age of 29. He does a last job for the sake of betterment of his two young children.

My rating: 5/5
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is it just me or does I Am Legend have two endings?

in the first one i saw Will Smith sacrifices himself and gives the serum to the woman and the kid who make it to the safe zone. in the second one i saw, the captured infected female is returned and all three of them (including Will Smith) escape and make it to the safe zone.

anybody else see this?
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is it just me or does I Am Legend have two endings?

in the first one i saw Will Smith sacrifices himself and gives the serum to the woman and the kid who make it to the safe zone. in the second one i saw, the captured infected female is returned and all three of them (including Will Smith) escape and make it to the safe zone.

anybody else see this?
O bhaisaab!!!
wakey wakey finally?

yeah, youre right about the two endings.
one where the infected alpha male acknowledges smith is probably the leseer seen one.
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O bhaisaab!!!
wakey wakey finally?

yeah, youre right about the two endings.
one where the infected alpha male acknowledges smith is probably the leseer seen one.
thanks for confirming i wasn't hallucinating

just watched the second version on WB, hence the query. had seen the first one when it was released.
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Finally watched Real Steel and Puss in Boots today. Both excellent movies - would rate 8/10.
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The Proposition starring Guy Pearce (Memento fame) is a wicked movie about Australia in its early years. Its a western, its bloody, its violent. One of the most beautiful scenes is watching an Australian sunset, miles and miles of land with nothing but little shrubs and rocky hills here and there from a rocky outcrop, the sun is golden orange and your are watching it with the villain (Danny Huston, Stryker from Wolverine), and his face is golden from the sun rays. I wish i was watching that sunset but not with him! You end up in a mess by the time the movie is done. Its certainly not an entertainer but a hard hitting movie. The movie and characters manipulate you well. The Huston's acting is nice. And poor chap Captain Stanley.

3.5/5

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Finally watched Real Steel and Puss in Boots today. Both excellent movies - would rate 8/10.

Real Steel...Climax is different from what I expected. Good Movie to watch. Would rate it 7/10.
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Just watched "The debt". Good movie, if you're interested in Nazi hunters, the mossad etc.
3/5
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I finished the list of top 10 movies made to upset human mind

Worst are "a Serbian film" (uncut) and "I spit on your grave". Not everyone's cup of tea for sure.

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Dr.Zhivago (1965) is an epic. Truly wonderful movie. Its about the life of Yuri Zhivago in the tumultuous times of Russian Revolution.

5/5
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