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Old 17th November 2014, 15:44   #5851
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Saw two very low budget indie films.
1. Coherence
2. Primer

The first is more about relationships, even though its a SciFi thriller
The second is about time travel, and is a mind bender. One of the most trippy movies ever.
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Incendies - 4/5

Watched this on Saturday night and though I wanted to sleep early, I just couldn't stop without seeing the ending. A wonderful movie. The ending is just
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Incendies - 4/5

Watched this on Saturday night and though I wanted to sleep early, I just couldn't stop without seeing the ending. A wonderful movie. The ending is just
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Great choice...

We do have a thread for foreign language movies, don't we? Should revive that.

The lead actress stars in a recent BBC mini-series, The Honorable Woman. You should like that as well.
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Great choice...

We do have a thread for foreign language movies, don't we? Should revive that.

The lead actress stars in a recent BBC mini-series, The Honorable Woman. You should like that as well.
Oops my bad! Didn't even realise that I was posting in the "English" movies thread hehe. Anyways its a movie worth watching.

I'll check out the series too. Sounds interesting.
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I too loved the movie a lot. Besides being a hard science film, the movie was also a deep philosophical and spiritual journey for me. Coming to the hard science part, I think I could grasp most of it. But a few doubts remained. Firstly, the watery planet was orbiting the rotating black hole (the planet being described as a "ball in the basketball rim", the rim being the mouth of the black hole). I can understand the huge time dilation in that planet because of this. But what I could not understand is how that planet was getting light and heat. The black hole itself doesn't reflect light or heat. I think the movie's philosophical angle also explores "whatever can happen will happen" and "the universe conspires to make things happen".

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Just saw Interstellar, and was blown away. But I am surprised at the poor reviews here.

May because of the unfamiliar science part? The people sitting around us were sounding very confused. And we were like, that's so cool.

My wife and I are science geeks. We used to be big fans of Star Trek Voyager in the 90s, which dealt with similar science. We also watched the recent Cosmos series from Neil Degrasse Tyson (NDT) in entirety. In addition we regularly follow talks from NDT, Lawrence Krauss, etc.

So most of the science discussed in Interstellar made sense to us. The only part that was bit disappointing was the scene inside black hole. We expected to see spaghettification of the ship as it passes the Event Horizon, and it didn't happen. Not only that, the ship remained intact even after entering the black hole.

The scene inside the worm hole was nothing new, it was not very different than the worm hole in Stargate. Expected better worm hole after 20 years.

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Incendies - 4/5
Brilliant movie isn't it? But why 4/5

One of the few movies that left me thinking for a long time. Another movie that had similar effect was Revolutionary Road.
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Brilliant movie isn't it? But why 4/5

One of the few movies that left me thinking for a long time. Another movie that had similar effect was Revolutionary Road.
Ah, I'll reserve 5/5 for those untouchably, amazing movies. This was too good a movie but not a 5/5

Will check out Revolutionary Road.
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Will check out Revolutionary Road.
Its a totally different story, not the same as Incendies. Is a little bit depressing though.

Few non-English movies worth recommending:

A Separation (2010)
Osama (2002)
Lives of Others (2006)
Das Boot (1981)
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Its a totally different story, not the same as Incendies. Is a little bit depressing though.

Few non-English movies worth recommending:

A Separation (2010)
Osama (2002)
Lives of Others (2006)
Das Boot (1981)
I love drama, slow moving movies so I'll surely try these. Another movie I liked - Downfall.

Heck, I loved The King's Speech. My friends wouldn't even watch the trailer
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Ah, I'll reserve 5/5 for those untouchably, amazing movies. This was too good a movie but not a 5/5

Will check out Revolutionary Road.
Its a very depressing movie, Ill tell you that.
Have jaane bhi do yaaron paused on your tablet for immediate chaser action.
Seriously, that depressing.
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I love drama, slow moving movies so I'll surely try these. Another movie I liked - Downfall. Heck, I loved The King's Speech. My friends wouldn't even watch the trailer
Der Untergang is good, though it got some brickbats for empathizing Hitler. Bruno Ganz as Hitler was brilliant!

I love drama movies too. Considering that, King's Speech isn't all that slow or all that long. If you want to test your patience, you should try Das Boot director's cut or Lawrence of Arabia

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Its a very depressing movie, Ill tell you that.
Have jaane bhi do yaaron paused on your tablet for immediate chaser action.
Seriously, that depressing.
Hehe! Was one such 'too much to bear' movie.
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Interstellar : 3.5/5

After rave reviews, I expected a lot and ended up disappointed. There's more fiction that science, and the plot isn't very well though out in terms of scientific accuracy, being imagined rather.

John Wick : 3/5
This movie turned out disappointing too, I was expecting more action and better stunts/displays from the title character played by Keanu Reeves. Neither does the plot make it interesting.

Looking forward to watching "The Equalizer" next.

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Few movies recently watched and loved:

1) Escape Plan- 4/5
2) Ocean's Twelve-3.5/5(Liked the original better)
3) Raid: Redemption-4/5(Serious Action Stuff)
4) No Country for Old Men-4.5/5(Very good and well made movie)
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Its a very depressing movie, Ill tell you that.
Have jaane bhi do yaaron paused on your tablet for immediate chaser action.
Seriously, that depressing.
Haha, you guys are trying to put me off. I will persevere

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Der Untergang is good, though it got some brickbats for empathizing Hitler. Bruno Ganz as Hitler was brilliant!

I love drama movies too. Considering that, King's Speech isn't all that slow or all that long. If you want to test your patience, you should try Das Boot director's cut or Lawrence of Arabia
Yes, brilliant acting. And good to see another drama movie lover here.

Apocalypse Now Redux?
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Few movies recently watched and loved:

2) Ocean's Twelve-3.5/5(Liked the original better)
Oceans 12 was a miss for me. But loved the 11 & 13.
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