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Old 13th February 2017, 16:23   #6676
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Arrival = 3.5 stars

This is a sci-fi film that does not depend on special effects. It's a story of aliens parking their spaceships across 12 locations worldwide and how earth manages to deal with the situation.

It did drag a little but the end was pretty good. One time watch.
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Old 13th February 2017, 17:12   #6677
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Kubo and the two Strings : Basic animation, high quality voice acting and simple story telling. I personally liked this movie a lot.
Watched Kubo and the two strings after reading your review and I really liked the movie. It is a brilliantly directed movie with each frames wonderfully set and beautiful transitions from one scene to another. Another aspect of the movie that stood apart is its wonderful background score. It is quite a fast paced movie and the way of story telling will keep you engrossed to the movie. Kudos to the director
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Kodi is really helping me to figure out unwatched movies

Watched:
The rainmaker
The runaway jury
A time to kill
Murder in the first
Dante's inferno: an animated epic

The grisham book based movies were pretty good. gripping performances.
Murder in the first was amazing. Though i felt christian slater's performance was a bit off.
Dante's inferno was weird and i watch a lot of animes. what put me off was the changing appearances of the character as he traverses through the layers of hell.
The visualisations of some of the demons of hell was very very intriguing.
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Old 13th February 2017, 18:31   #6679
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I love Tom Hanks. So has my better half since she started watching movies with me

Though not offbeat, following are some mainstream movies of his recommend:

1. Apollo 13
2. Cast Away
3. Philadelphia
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. Catch Me If you Can
6. Saving Mr. Banks
7. Captain Philips
8. Da Vinci Code
9. Angels and Demons
Two of his movies that I saw as a kid, and I really liked were: Forrest Gump & Big.

As a Tom Hanks fan, those are a must watch if you haven't seen them already

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Watched Kubo and the two strings after reading your review and I really liked the movie.
Kind of agree with you. Unfortunately the movies from the director have never been huge commercial successes in spite of generally good critical consensus. Of the three movies he has made, i have seen two and Kubo is actually the better one of those.

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Arrival = 3.5 stars

This is a sci-fi film that does not depend on special effects. It's a story of aliens parking their spaceships across 12 locations worldwide and how earth manages to deal with the situation..
I do agree with your rating. But come on sir. That is a simplistic description of the story. Was a well crafted movie and Amy adams did a good job.

Another must see movie i must say is Hell or High Water. Chris Pine has grown up as an actor and Ben Foster was good as well. But neither can match Jeff Bridges and his portrayal of the Sheriff.
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I do agree with your rating. But come on sir. That is a simplistic description of the story. Was a well crafted movie and Amy adams did a good job.
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I kept it that way intentionally. Was in no mood to get even close to giving out a spoiler
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Another must see movie i must say is Hell or High Water. Chris Pine has grown up as an actor and Ben Foster was good as well. But neither can match Jeff Bridges and his portrayal of the Sheriff...
+1 to that.
Jeff Bridges was awesome and at his cynical best in this movie. Plus nice country sound tracks too.
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Watched Hacksaw Ridge - so far, the best movie of 2016 along with La La Land. Don't miss it! Mel Gibson has outdone himself as a director and Andrew Garfield proves once again how good an actor he is.

Will be rooting for the movie at the Oscars.
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This weeks movie quota was filled with

1) Manchester by the Sea : Casey Affleck acts his heart out in this movie and has stellar support from Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges.

2) Hacksaw Ridge: Very realistic portrayal of war and by far the best performance from Andrew Garfield. Hugo Weaving as a shattered World War 1 veteran slightly overdid his acting.

3) Moonlight : After the two hours for this movie, I could not accept the rave reviews. Somehow i did not get touched by the movie much.

Tomorrow have planned Nocturnal Animals.

Now among the Oscar nominees, i need to see La La Land, Fences and Hidden Figures.

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Hacksaw Ridge: Very realistic portrayal of war and by far the best performance from Andrew Garfield.
Hacksaw Ridge is a brutally honest movie about the World War II with equally brutal battle scenes. Mel Gibson always reveled in showing brutally violent scenes even when he directed a movie about Christ!

The battle of Okinawa has been dramatized by Clint Eastwood in 'Letters from Iwo Jima' and now by Mel Gibson. Surely Must-Watch Movies.
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Logan - 8/10

As far as story and acting and directing and all that goes, it's bloody brilliant. It was a tad too serious for us, but in general an excellent film no doubt.

There are no end credits, so no need to stay once its over.
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Logan is THE BEST iteration of Wolverine by Hugh Jackman. As a movie, it sits right there on top of all movies in the X-Men franchise. Gripping, intense, dark, violent yet at the same time tender, funny and an absolute blast. It was the last outing together for Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman within the xmen cinematic universe and boy have they made it count !!!

Must watch for all fans of the genre
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Logan - 3.5/5

I would have easily given 4.5 or may be even 5/5, but the movie is VIOLENT !!!!

I mean the violence is so much that you won't even feel like chopping an onion with a kitchen knife for couple of days. Heads are flying, blood being splashed like people are playing holi with only one color (blood red), hands and legs and what not are being chopped like cucumbers, etc.. To add to this, kids of age 11-15 are happily killing people like they are playing a video game, which is a bit of exaggeration (may be this is a pre-cursor to the next gen of X-Men).

Hugh Jackman has acted really well and there is no doubt in that.

Only if the violence was less bloody (Avengers series has a controlled violence IMO), this would have been an awesome movie to watch.
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Watched Everest last night. What a brilliant movie, brilliant cinematography!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2719848/

Based on a true story, the movie is about a disastrous '96 Everest expedition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_M...erest_disaster

Just a reiteration of how emotion (and money) trumps all sense of rationale and logic.
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