Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th June 2009, 07:47   #586
BHPian
 
mohit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Toronto / Kurukshetra
Posts: 640
Thanked: 119 Times
Default

A seriously good looking movie! I have started watching it and am really blown away by how beautiful the whole thing looks.

**********A small spoiler alert***********
On a side note, doesn't this epitomize the saying that behind every great man is a woman? Borte's character is understated and yet all so powerful. I don't know much about history but she was the reason why he ever became so big.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Kapasi View Post
Even though this movie was not in English, it had English subtitles. The entire movie was made in Mongolian.

Directed by Sergei Bodrov, a russian production - it has honestly been a long time before a movie knocked the wind out of me. A true epic.

The movie is about the life of Gengis Khan, before he became Gengis Khan. An extraordinary and tender look at a man that has been called a ruthless barbarian by history.

I loved it. Extraordinary art direction, some of the shots are living paintings and the performances are outstanding.

Make sure you have the english subtitles on. If downloading the movie make sure you get the right .sub or .srt files.
mohit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2009, 08:06   #587
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B'lore-Manipal
Posts: 22,042
Thanked: 13,484 Times
Default

If you want to really enjoy the Genghis story, read the Conqueror series:

Wolf of the Plains (his childhood).
Lords of the Bow (his conquest of China)

I have read the second one, and frantically looking for the first one, can't find it. BTW, the correct pronunciation is Chengis Khan, the west has long corrupted his name as Genghis Kahn.
Samurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2009, 10:34   #588
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 74
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

Watched Mama Mia yesterday, Very girlish kinda movie with little bit humour. Watched only half of it so cant rate now
Red Circle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2009, 11:15   #589
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Technocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mid West
Posts: 14,860
Thanked: 2,397 Times
Default

Watched Road House last night on Star Movies featuring Patrick Swayze & Kelly Lynch.

Name:  roadhouse.JPG
Views: 449
Size:  17.8 KB

Its a Story of a new bouncer in town(Patrick Swayze) who is a renowned bouncer & the difficulties he faces in that small town which is under the control a local business Tycoon.

The story is quite predictable(atleast now, it might not be back in 1989) but the direction is nice & performances are decent.

Rating - 3.5/5
Technocrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2009, 11:27   #590
BHPian
 
ashwinsid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 168
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

@ Sam Kapasi,

I read that MONGOL is a Trilogy and the second movie titled The Great Khan is going to be released in 2010.

Last edited by ashwinsid : 17th June 2009 at 11:28.
ashwinsid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2009, 11:39   #591
Senior - BHPian
 
chevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: sacto
Posts: 1,291
Thanked: 502 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prince_pervez View Post
Phalees watch it alone. It could be very very embarrassing to watch it with family, like I found out. Fast movie with topless ladies running around and then the infamous race track seen where only horses should have been ridden. Pah!
My father to my younger brother: "Iysi cheeze kyun laatein ho beta?"
My bro looked at me with clenched fist almost saying "Any more bright ideas a**boy?"
Thank God Mom was not home, else all 3 would have been kicked out of the house.
hey prince, i watch it with friends only. and we had gr8 time making fun of various scenes

i forgot to mention that is has all those nudity, sex and all stuff too.

it is a strongly rated R film, so it should be watch without family.
chevelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2009, 11:51   #592
Senior - BHPian
 
prince_pervez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Redwood shores, CA, USA
Posts: 4,205
Thanked: 27 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chevelle View Post
hey prince, i watch it with friends only. and we had gr8 time making fun of various scenes

i forgot to mention that is has all those nudity, sex and all stuff too.

it is a strongly rated R film, so it should be watch without family.
Good for you mate. I never noticed the 'R' tag with it (Wait a min, isn't that 'A'). Straight away put in the DVD player and watched the events unfold on big screen. Useless movie to played on the home theatre setup though, there are no sound effects as such, everything has a more fast visual taste with some amazing camera handling techniques. For sometime I thought I was going to have a severe headache.
Lemme know your reviews when you watch it and PM me back to this thread.
prince_pervez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2009, 21:51   #593
Senior - BHPian
 
chevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: sacto
Posts: 1,291
Thanked: 502 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prince_pervez View Post
Good for you mate. I never noticed the 'R' tag with it (Wait a min, isn't that 'A'). Lemme know your reviews when you watch it and PM me back to this thread.
this is why it is rated R...A i guess for screening in India.
R - Restricted (1968-Present) A film with this rating requires a viewer under the age of 17 (18 in some jurisdictions) to have a parent or other adult guardian accompanying the viewer. May contain very strong language or strong sexual emphasis, strong explicit nudity, strong violence and gore, or strong drug content.source: Motion Picture Association of America film rating system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

i already watched crank, will now watch crank 2 in a day or two and let you know my view on it. going by the trailers, it looks just as good as the first one. lets see.
chevelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2009, 11:11   #594
BHPian
 
anurag_p80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 313
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Naah, sequels are never that good. Crank 2 is an ok watch, just about. If you like Statham, and if you like Amy Smart
anurag_p80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2009, 11:37   #595
BHPian
 
anilkalvani's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bandra West, Bombay
Posts: 629
Thanked: 77 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anurag_p80 View Post
Naah, sequels are never that good. Crank 2 is an ok watch, just about. If you like Statham, and if you like Amy Smart
just on the topic of sequels never being that good,
Godfather -> Godfather II (nevermind the letdown called godfather 3)
Spiderman -> Spiderman II (which i thought was better than part I; again forget part III)
Before Sunrise -> Before Sunset (Awesome)

these were cases where sequels were equal/outdid the first part IMO.
anilkalvani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2009, 11:48   #596
BHPian
 
anurag_p80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 313
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Hmmm.....Add T2: Judgement day to that. These are exceptions though. Am sure there are more cases of sequels not being as good as the original. So, strike the "never" and replace with "mostly".
anurag_p80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2009, 11:59   #597
Senior - BHPian
 
prince_pervez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Redwood shores, CA, USA
Posts: 4,205
Thanked: 27 Times
Default

Coming back to English movies, has anyone seen Mackenna's Gold by any chance?
Its a 1969 classic. Brilliant opening, nice sound track and amazing to watch on a Home theatre system.

Another 1969 classic: Battle of Britain.
Real story (of course)Nice plot. How British pilots won the war despite being outnumbered by the Germans. Nice dogfights and effects. Worth a watch on HT.
prince_pervez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2009, 12:02   #598
Senior - BHPian
 
faithless_1984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Delhi
Posts: 1,517
Thanked: 183 Times
Default

Saw American Psycho last night.....Excellent movie.
Am still wondering whether the events that took place in the movie were real or just a part of his imagination/dreams ?
Christian Bale was great as usual.
And the movie is not as gory as its made out to be.
faithless_1984 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2009, 12:09   #599
BHPian
 
anilkalvani's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bandra West, Bombay
Posts: 629
Thanked: 77 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by faithless_1984 View Post
Saw American Psycho last night.....
And the movie is not as gory as its made out to be.
lol... the wife was terrified for 2 nights, she did not like it at all...

but i liked it too...

Last edited by anilkalvani : 18th June 2009 at 12:14.
anilkalvani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2009, 12:51   #600
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Technocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mid West
Posts: 14,860
Thanked: 2,397 Times
Default

Yes I have seen Mackenna's Gold couple of times.

It is one of the all time Gregory Peck Classic hit movies.
Technocrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Television shows: What do you watch? (No Spoilers Please) greatDrive Shifting gears 1845 17th August 2017 09:08
The Hindi Movies Thread aah78 Shifting gears 3042 2nd August 2017 12:47
The "Theatre" Thread (No spoilers please)! TheLizardKing Shifting gears 3 7th May 2015 19:50
English Plagiarization of Indian Movies SinghBHP Shifting gears 38 23rd November 2014 19:45


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:11.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks