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Old 17th December 2012, 11:52   #4981
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The Hobbit

Irrespective of whether you have read the book or not; go for a slow but a beautiful movie - be ready to be amazed by every stage of the movie by the beautiful setup that Jackson throws at you. And at the end of the three hour saga, if you are left wanting for more, then you'll understand the surprise I showed when the movie got over - I could not believe how those three hours passed by!

Rating: 5/5

Totally agree with what you have mentioned.
The movie is funny as well as action-packed. Beautifully executed CGI scenes.
Though some reviews were criticizing the movie for it's pace but nowhere did i feel the movie was boring. Wonderful climax!!

Smaug looked so badass in that one scene if you know which !!
Can't wait for "Desolation of Smaug" !

Rating: 5/5

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Saw Casino Royale (1967) yesterday. Stars, amongst others, David Niven & Peter Sellers (both as James Bond) and Woody Allen and Orson Welles!

This has to be the most amazing, the most preposterous, the most extraordinary Bond film really. You are up for an amazing ride that literally makes no sense (but then which Bond films make any sense) but still mesmerises you to no end and then talking about the ending, it is just perfect - an epic comedy of disproportionate buffoonery.

This film is what happens when an insanely talented star cast and their various directors are let loose to do whatever they wish!

Quite simply, for me, the best Bond film ever! (and its not even an official Bond film!)
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Watched a good action, crime, thriller movie The Assignment after a long time.
Its dramatised version of a real story of CIA+Mossad operation to nab the infamous International terrorist Carlos -The Jackal

Rating: 4/5
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The Hobbit

Agree with the reviews here.
Its beautiful and brilliant.
A tad slow in between but that can be excused as a story building process.
One Q- As i have not read any books how many parts is this Hobbit series?

Rating- 4.5/5
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We love Tolkien and we absolutely loved The Hobbit. Superb cinematography, setting and camera work. True to the book and that really makes me happy.
Well worth the Gold Class IMAX 3D indulgence!
Cant wait for the next part!
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The Hobbit

Agree with the reviews here.
Its beautiful and brilliant.
A tad slow in between but that can be excused as a story building process.
One Q- As i have not read any books how many parts is this Hobbit series?

Rating- 4.5/5
Only one. What you are seeing on the screen is mass commercialization of the book and hence the story that could be contained in one movie is being broken down into three movies.
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Watched a good action, crime, thriller movie The Assignment after a long time.
Its dramatised version of a real story of CIA+Mossad operation to nab the infamous International terrorist Carlos -The Jackal

Rating: 4/5
its sort of a deja vu as I saw a movie on netflix on Carlos , a french production by Olivier Assayas. Review of the film http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/...-philip-french
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Only one. What you are seeing on the screen is mass commercialization of the book and hence the story that could be contained in one movie is being broken down into three movies.
I thought The Hobbit was broken into 2 parts by the director. Is it really 3? Hobbit is not as elaborate as Lord of the Rings, but infact a prelogue to it.
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I thought The Hobbit was broken into 2 parts by the director. Is it really 3? Hobbit is not as elaborate as Lord of the Rings, but infact a prelogue to it.
1. An unexpected Journey
2. The Desolution of Smaug
3. There and Back Again

The Hobbit (book) is actually very concise. What Peter Jackson has done is bring in un-necessary parts from LOTR and also make quite a few erroneous changes to the story line, probably in order to make the movie more watch-worthy for the majority non-Tolkien reading public.

For e.g.
1. Azog is dead long before the time of Bilbo Baggins. In the movie he's alive and running around.
2. Sauron or the Ringwraiths are not there in the Hobbit. In fact Tolkien started writing the LOTR long after he completed the Hobbit. The movie & Jackson ignores it blissfully.

I could go on and on
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Bombay BHPian's any idea if IMAX Wadala will be screening The Hobbit. The IMAX website states it is. But they seem cut off from reality, I have written to them.

I want to see the movie in IMAX first, and can't wait any longer Any info if Big Cinemas Wadala will be screening it this week?


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Watched "Let the right one in " (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139797/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) yesterday.

Not a fond of Vampire movies (in fact this is my second vampire movie). But this is a refreshingly different movie.
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Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.

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The Ultimate Avengers, 1 and 2.

The first is mostly about the Cap and his return.
Second is about the black panther, and the satari, (shatari, shiitari??), and protecting the world them, carried over from part 1.

Interesting take on the relation between bruce and betty, where she hates bruce for a bit.

Fans of the genre, catch this.
5/5
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Watched Jack Reacher last night.

I'd read the book some months back and loved it. As soon as I heard that Tom Cruise was going to play the lead role, I was like

In the book, I imagined a much more macho, no-cares guy - someone like Lemmy Kilmister - a little younger though. But anyways, movie was ok ok. Good in parts - dialogue delivery was good. Rosamund Pike was over-acting IMHO.

Overall - a 3/5 from me.
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Watched Jack Reacher last night.

I'd read the book some months back and loved it. As soon as I heard that Tom Cruise was going to play the lead role, I was like

In the book, I imagined a much more macho, no-cares guy - someone like Lemmy Kilmister - a little younger though. But anyways, movie was ok ok. Good in parts - dialogue delivery was good. Rosamund Pike was over-acting IMHO.

Overall - a 3/5 from me.
The book was very fast paced. It felt like the movie was lagging in pace.
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Bombay BHPian's any idea if IMAX Wadala will be screening The Hobbit. The IMAX website states it is. But they seem cut off from reality, I have written to them.

I want to see the movie in IMAX first, and can't wait any longer Any info if Big Cinemas Wadala will be screening it this week?


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I went to I-Max during the first week, only to discover that they weren't screening "The Hobbit". The newspaper advertisment was misleading. Ended up watching "Life of Pi" for the second time instead(what a visual treat it is). Your best bet is to go to Inox in South Mumbai and watch it in High Frame Rate (HFR) 3D. Apparently it's a new movie format and Peter Jackson is the first one to release a movie in HFR 3D.

Dredd 3D (2012)

This movie didn't do very well at the box office but it's a kickass action film. Even if you're not a fan of the comic (2000 AD) but if you want to watch a high adrenalin action thriller, don't miss this one. It's way better than the Stallone flick. I'd rate it a minimum of 4 out of 5.
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