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I just saw American Sniper and thought the production and cast handled the sensitive subject matter well. I would have liked them to explore more the 'how and the possible why' he was later murdered back in the U.S., but maybe out of respect to the family they didn't.
 
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I also saw Kingsman which was ok, if a little laboured, for a spoof.
 

NonP

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Saw Piku by Shoojit Sircar yesterday. The critics (both Indian and abroad) have noted with approval its atypically progressive leanings, which admittedly piqued my interest, but the movie doesn't escape its Bollywood trappings entirely: the title character (Deepika Padukone) is a senior-level architect who's good friends with his colleague Syed, whose own friend Rana (Irrfan Khan) runs a taxi business that is constantly patronized (and terrorized) by Piku for her morning commute, and her father Bhashkor (Amitabh Bachchan) is a retired 70-year-old hypochondriac living with and taken care of by her daughter who groans constantly about his constipation problems to everyone around him and who is looking to sell his family house (closer to a mansion than a commonplace bungalow) in Kolkata. In other words this is a decidedly upper-middle-class world, however quirky and endearing it may be (and it truly is both), and given India's crippling poverty rate I doubt I'm the only one that needs more convincing when Hindustan Times praises the movie's "realistic view of a typical Indian family." (Another telling moment is when Piku disses her date for not being a fan of Satyajit Ray, though much of the saltiness comes from her getting dumped for talking on the phone about Dad's bowel condition at dinner.)

Also while Piku is indeed a feisty, self-reliant woman (one of the movie's running gags is her father shamelessly telling her potential mates up front about her lack of virginity) one of her parting thoughts near the end of the film (after a personal tragedy, which I won't spoil here but should be easy to guess) is that parents, however irritating they become in old age, should not be judged. That of course shows her deep love for her father, but the implicit preservation of existing hierarchical family structure is clear.

But I really don't mean to sound too critical here, because Piku is a movie and character well worth knowing. All the leads are exceptionally strong, and the story movies along with such verve and levity I was never once bored despite its 2-hour length. And its nearly nonstop humor even at its most scatological doesn't feel formulaic. This was one of the few Bollywood films I've seen and if there are many more Hindi gems like this I should be a fan for life. Highly recommended.

I just saw American Sniper and thought the production and cast handled the sensitive subject matter well. I would have liked them to explore more the 'how and the possible why' he was later murdered back in the U.S., but maybe out of respect to the family they didn't.
AS is really neither pro- nor antiwar but rather about the weariness of war, so looking into Kyle's untimely death would've served no real purpose.

I also saw Kingsman which was ok, if a little laboured, for a spoof.
I didn't care for the gleeful cartoonish violence of some of the action scenes, which reminds one of Tarantino at his most infantile and irresponsible, and of course Vaughan is nowhere near as stylish. A barely passable popcorn flick.
 

maleyoyo

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Saw the new Mad Max.
One of those movies that you watch, be entertained for 2 hours, and as soon as you walk out of the theatre you forget about it.
Nothing is worth remembering.
It's sad what they've done to such a classic
 
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Saw the Walter Mitty movie which makes Kingsman looks like an Oscar hopeful.
 

Midaso240

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Duel, one of Spielberg's earliest films. If I had a car, that film would put me off driving down deserted highways for life!
Great film,if a little unrealistic. I mean,trucks are normally stuck to a strict schedule and don't have time for that sort of horseplay...

You Don't Know Jack (2010). Great late performance by Al Pacino,too bad it was ineligible for the Oscars...
 

The Green Mile

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Foxcatcher - The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

Did not see that ending coming, that's for sure! A bit slow at times, but still very good.
 

Russeljones

G.O.A.T.
Foxcatcher - The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

Did not see that ending coming, that's for sure! A bit slow at times, but still very good.
John E du Pont ended up 'adopting' a Bulgarian wrestler by the name of Valentin Yordanov. A huge fan of the sport, he was.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
My Best Friend's Wedding.
Julia Roberts, Diaz.

(showing my mum some light movies).

Just started Notting Hill.

Duel, one of Spielberg's earliest films. If I had a car, that film would put me off driving down deserted highways for life!
Duel was mentioned a few months back, and i got it, but not got down to it :(
 

Power Player

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Saw the new Mad Max.
One of those movies that you watch, be entertained for 2 hours, and as soon as you walk out of the theatre you forget about it.
Nothing is worth remembering.
It's sad what they've done to such a classic
LOL..wow, ok.

Thats one of the most beautifully produced and amazing action movies ever made. Let me know when you see something with that level of detail to it.

Tons of memorable scenes. Not even sure someone can say this.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
Jurassic World.

2nd rate! I can't believe Spielberg lent is name to such a film (he was executive producer not director). thats probably the main reason it broke world-wide opening weekend records.

Pales in comparison to the original Jurassic Park, which still counts as a classic and is many times better than any of its sequels.
 

maleyoyo

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LOL..wow, ok.

Thats one of the most beautifully produced and amazing action movies ever made. Let me know when you see something with that level of detail to it.

Tons of memorable scenes. Not even sure someone can say this.
Ok then…please enlighten me. What did you find so memorable about this 2-hour-long monster truck rally?
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Jurassic World.

2nd rate! I can't believe Spielberg lent is name to such a film (he was executive producer not director). thats probably the main reason it broke world-wide opening weekend records.

Pales in comparison to the original Jurassic Park, which still counts as a classic and is many times better than any of its sequels.


I agree. I was super excited to see it and was pretty underwhelmed. They could've done so many different and cool things with the movie.
 

Soul

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On Netflix I watched a Mexican film "The Perfect Dictatorship" or in Spanish, "La dictadura perfecta". I enjoyed it. It was one of the better films I've seen the last few months.

It's a dark comedy about a popular TV "news" outlet that for a fee will provide marketing advice and positive press to politicians. Some more on the film can be read at ~

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Perfect_Dictatorship
 

Bobby Jr

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One of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life. The propaganda is just too much!
They really stuff the timing up with release too if they had a propaganda message to tell. They should have waited until like June of next year and got the pro-Republican benefits of it for the upcoming elections. :p
 

Bobby Jr

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Saw the new Mad Max.
One of those movies that you watch, be entertained for 2 hours, and as soon as you walk out of the theatre you forget about it.
Nothing is worth remembering.
I agree. I didn't even find it that enthralling while watching it even. It was just too silly and really averagely done - especially the script. Nothing about it was memorable imo.
 

acura9927

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Mad Max 2 was stupid over the top. I thought it was a 2hr rally race also.
The 1st one had a story as did the sequel this one was one punch line and that was it. ( Get my harem back!)
 

Nostradamus

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Mad Max 2 was stupid over the top. I thought it was a 2hr rally race also.
The 1st one had a story as did the sequel this one was one punch line and that was it. ( Get my harem back!)
fury road got the BEST rating of all summer blockbusters so far. so what you talking about ?
 

pmata814

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Mad Max 2 was stupid over the top. I thought it was a 2hr rally race also.
The 1st one had a story as did the sequel this one was one punch line and that was it. ( Get my harem back!)

Agree 100% ...And why do people always bring up what ratings it got? Thats what SOMEONE ELSE thought. Who cares? This is what 'I' thought about it.
 

Power Player

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Ok then…please enlighten me. What did you find so memorable about this 2-hour-long monster truck rally?
Considering people are walking around to this day saying "what a day, what a wonderful day", I think there was a lot that was memorable about it.

The entire concept of how the culture was created and how they would gladly sacrifice themselves for Valhalla, and spray their faces with chrome before death stuck out to most people.

The Sandstorm scene which was simply unreal stuck out to me.

The final battle on the pogo sticks that was actually done in real life was incredible.

The guitar player with fire coming out of his guitar - epic.

Hey not everyone needs edge movies that are creative. I'm sure many Mad Max haters loved Jurassic Park.
 

Nostradamus

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Does sureshosaur eat up the whole world ? Or is he crowned Burger King ?
sureshsaur is too slow to eat up anything. even the brontosauraus can outrun him. ending of this movie got a lot a lot of criticism.........personally I didn't think it was that bad. they could have been more critiative though...
 

vanioMan

Legend
Alien vs Predator.

Had no expectations, thought it would be actually worse than it was. Not bad at all. Then again, I'm a sucker for Alien/Predator movies.
 

vanioMan

Legend
^^ who were you rooting for? I rooted for Predator as he seemed so vulnerable in this one.
Predator. Always rooting for Predator.

I love both creatures. Their story, design, presentation is incredible. The people who came with the idea of each character are geniuses :)
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
Alien vs Predator.

Had no expectations, thought it would be actually worse than it was. Not bad at all. Then again, I'm a sucker for Alien/Predator movies.

Sanaa Lathan was hot in that movie and did a more than decent job of acting out her character...
 

The-Champ

Legend
(Mad Max - Fury Road) - If you watch it with superficial mindset, it sucks. What's fun watching a bunch of lunatics driving in a desert. However, it's actually a lot deeper than that.

The movie deals with:

1. Migration - throughout history, people migrated to places where they can have security. (last year at least 80,000 people applied for asylum in Sweden. 25,000 so far this year).

2. Natural resources - today people kill for oil. There will come a time when people will kill for water.

3. Power - people in power will do anything to keep their power by subjugating or eliminating the competition.

4. Feminism - why is there war? is it because men get to decide everything? Will a society ruled by women become less chaotic.

5. symbolism and metaphors - the movie is littered with it.


All in all, it wasn't that bad.... :)
 

The Green Mile

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The Little Death - A game of sexual role-playing convinces a man that he wants to become a full-time actor, in one of several stories of suburbanites exploring erotic fetishes.

Absolutely hilarious. Haven't had a good laugh like that from a movie, in a long time. Recommend it. It's very good.
 
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