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Old 16th February 2013, 12:09   #5026
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Anyone watched " Zero Dark Thirty". Reviews Please?
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Anyone watched " Zero Dark Thirty". Reviews Please?
Saw it yesterday, definitely worth a watch, though I would not give it 5 stars that I've been reading everywhere. The last half an hour was spectacular though.
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Saw it yesterday, definitely worth a watch, though I would not give it 5 stars that I've been reading everywhere. The last half an hour was spectacular though.
Super, Thanks. Iam scheduled tonight. Loved "The Hurt Locker" a lot, hope it beats that movie
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2013 is probably going to be the most interesting year for Hollywood with plethora of sequels and awaited movies in the pipeline.
Do add on to the list.
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Start Trek: Into Darkness
  • The Wolverine
  • Iron Man 3
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Man Of Steel
  • GI Joe: Retaliation
  • A good day to Die Hard
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • The Tomb
  • The Last Stand
  • Monsters University
  • Non Stop
I just cant wait enough!
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I await any movie starring Dwayne Johnson. F&F 6 and G.I.Joe are two of the most awaited but,
Adding to the list -
1.Snitch
2.Pain and Gain
Waiting for these two too

-Bhargav
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Watched 2 movies on Sunday, both Oscar nominations - Argo & Silver Linings Playbook.

Argo - Set in 1980s, based on true events about Iran US embassy hostage crisis. Very gripping, and totally engaging. Liked Ben Affleck as both the director and the main protagonist.

5 stars!

SLP - American romantic comedy-drama starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the lead roles. Anupam Kher has a decent role as well, unlike others from Bollywood who have done blink-and-miss roles in the past. Acting by Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence is very good. The movie can get quite slow in some places, but doesn't make it boring. I recommend.

4 Stars.

Caught the Oscars live this morning, and was very happy to see both the above movies winning the awards - Argo for best motion picture & Jennifer Lawrence for best actor female!
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The movie can get quite slow in some places, but doesn't make it boring. I recommend.
It's not slow by any standards. Totally loved the entire pace of the movie

Watched " Silver Lining Playbook"

I would like to summarize this movie by saying, it just blew me away.

Story of a bio-polar effected Bradley Cooper who's only aim in life is to get his estranged wife back. How he meets Tiffany who is a friend's wife's sister who is recently widowed and gets his life back is the crux of the story.

Bradley Cooper as a BPD patient is outrageously hilarious and acted so well, I was floored by his acting capabilities which was zilch explored in Hangover.

Robert Deniro as his dad is so amazing, words fail to describe his acting. Loved it to the core

Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany is the star of the movie, she truly deserved the oscar and various other awards that were bestowed upon her.

Chris Tucker looked fat, wasted and wasnt required in this movie

Anupam Kher had a meaty role but, why they need a Indian doctor fails my common sense who tries to treat BC. And, since when we Indians have become die-hard fans of american football and that too with a crazy fanatisicm that is american ingrained. But, Anupam looked hilarious with Philly Eagles tatoos etc at the game.

A small mention to Bradley's friend ( who plays mexican characters in other movies). He was also awesome in a small comical role.

1st half is manic, fast paced and hilarious. 2nd half is mellowed down, romantic and feel-good. A lovely balance !!!

Overall, it's such an intelligent, well written/scripted and directed movie that I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and have to confess it goes into my DVD collection.

Must Watch ( If you enjoy good drama)....

4.5/5
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Watched Taken 2

I had lot of expectations from this movie as the first one was brilliant unfortunately the 2nd part as is the case with most sequels is disappointing. Logic has been completely thrown out of the window. Quite a few scenes in the movie don't make any sense (hand Grenades are thrown like they are Diwali crackers).

But is it worth watching? Yes if you are Liam Neeson Fan

2.5/5
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Watched Taken 2

I had lot of expectations from this movie as the first one was brilliant unfortunately the 2nd part as is the case with most sequels is disappointing. Logic has been completely thrown out of the window. Quite a few scenes in the movie don't make any sense (hand Grenades are thrown like they are Diwali crackers).

But is it worth watching? Yes if you are Liam Neeson Fan

2.5/5
There was a joke on Twitter "Any guy who kidnapped Liam nielsens family in Taken 1 is stupid to try it again" Lol
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2013 is probably going to be the most interesting year for Hollywood with plethora of sequels and awaited movies in the pipeline.
Do add on to the list.
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Start Trek: Into Darkness
  • The Wolverine
  • Iron Man 3
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Man Of Steel
  • GI Joe: Retaliation
  • A good day to Die Hard
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • The Tomb
  • The Last Stand
  • Monsters University
  • Non Stop
I just cant wait enough!
the following are some of the most awaited movies to release in summer of 2013:

After Earth (starring Will & Jaden Smith)
World War Z (starring Brad Pitt)
Oblivion (starring Tom Cruise)
Hangover 3
Lone Ranger (starring Johnny Depp)
300: Rise of an Empire
Pacific Rim

Happy viewing!
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the following are some of the most awaited movies to release in summer of 2013:

World War Z (starring Brad Pitt)

Happy viewing!
When i first heard about World War Z, i was of the opinion that it's going to be one of these boring Zombie movies. But, after seeing the trailer, all the more excited to watch it
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the following are some of the most awaited movies to release in summer of 2013:

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Among the sequels due in 2013, there is one worth looking out for: Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight" collaborated by of course, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. A lapse of another 9 years and this time the locale is Greece.
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2013 is probably going to be the most interesting year for Hollywood with plethora of sequels and awaited movies in the pipeline.
Do add on to the list.
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Start Trek: Into Darkness
  • The Wolverine
  • Iron Man 3
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Man Of Steel
  • GI Joe: Retaliation
  • A good day to Die Hard
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • The Tomb
  • The Last Stand
  • Monsters University
  • Non Stop
I just cant wait enough!
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the following are some of the most awaited movies to release in summer of 2013:

After Earth (starring Will & Jaden Smith)
World War Z (starring Brad Pitt)
Oblivion (starring Tom Cruise)
Hangover 3
Lone Ranger (starring Johnny Depp)
300: Rise of an Empire
Pacific Rim

Happy viewing!
Yep it looks interesting indeed, 2012 was pretty good too, but looks like 2013 is going to be better

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Been watching a lot of movies off late! SOme of the reviews or the ones i remember:

Europa Europa: Must watch WW2 movie on a Jewish boy who disguised himself as a Nazi.
4/5

Black Book: 3/5 movie again on WW2.

Fail Safe: Amazing B&W movie on a nuclear war bet US and Russia and what goes on in people in control.
4/5

K19 - Harrison ford starrer about life in a nuclear submarine in russia and what happens when stuff goes wrong. People who have fascination for navy must watch this!
4/5

Gosford Park: English murder mystery which gives a look of life in a english noble home. Brilliant movie to say the least. 3/5

All good things: About a crazy kinda rich guy and his wife and how things screw up! 2/5

The Billionaire: Based on a true story of a 26 yr old self made billionaire in Thailand! Do watch it and trust me you will get inspired. I was.
4/5


Pst: the full movie is on Youtube ;P
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FLIGHT

Starts Denzel Washington, and it starts with a controlled commercial aircraft crash in which Washington prevents major loss of life by some inspired flying.
The movie then deals with the subsequent investigation of the event, and apportionment of blame.
What is the movie about?
Alcoholism...

Yeah, its more about the pilot coming to terms with his problem, and his lying because of it.

Its very well executed, but only for mature audiences, mostly because of the topic, and a little bit of R rated stuff.

Should watch this

3.5/5
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