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    The Raid: Redemption. It was good, but not more then that. At times it just felt like a movie with many random fights.
    The Raid 2; Berendal. A vast improvement on the first one. I really liked this one
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    The Hobbit 3, the movie is sheer brilliance and really made to fit the grand scale of the final battle battle. Next up watching them all three in one setting, really looking forward to that.

    And yet I must admit I am a little sad as this franchise by JRR Tolkien has finished, no more waiting for a next episode. Thank You Peter Jackson.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Murdock wrote: »
    DIE HARD 2
    Totally stupid sequel in oh so many ways.

    Still better than A Good Day To Kill The Franchise...ere I mean Die Hard 5...

    I have not seen that one. Here is how I rank the rest:

    1.DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE The best by far, and the chemistry between Willis and Jackson is great.
    2. DIE HARD The original is a classic
    3. DIE HARD 4.0 It has its moments
    4. DIE HARD 2-DIE HARDER Why? WHY?did I watch this dribble without pay?

    Your not missing much, but I saw it because I have the Legacy Collection on bluray.

    My Die Hard rank.

    1. Die Hard. Perfect film.
    2. Die Hard 4. Surprising but Willis was still acting.
    3. Die Hard 2. I like it.
    4. Die Hard With a Vengeance. It's good but I felt it was weak in some place.





    5. Die Hard 5. Pure trite. Has lame attempts to homage the original film but it falls flat on all counts. The ending has got to be the most rushed ending I ever saw.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    The Guardians of the Galaxy. Great fun, brilliant film. :)
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited December 2014 Posts: 23,883
    The Prisoners (2013)

    Outstanding movie and well worth watching. Oscar worthy performances from Hugh Jackman & especially the amazing Jake Gyllenhall who just keeps getting better and better.

    If you like mysteries similar in vein to Gone Girl, or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Zodiac, or Seven, then this is for you. In fact this could easily be a Fincher movie, it's that good.

    Denis Villeneuve did an oustanding job as director and the cinematography is from SF great Roger Deakins himself.

    It's long at 153 minutes, but it moves along very briskly. The closest movie to compare it with from the recent past is Gone Girl.

    Highly recommended just for Gyllenhall & Jackman alone.
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    Managed to see "The Hobbit : The Battle of the Five Armies", at last (the first time I went to see it, the projector had a problem, and I (and the rest of the theater) had to get a reimbursement). Loved it, although I think a few things should have gotten a bit more development (Beorn and Radagast's part in the battle, mostly). Maybe we'll see more of them in the extended edition.

    Speaking of which, once the extended edition is out, I intend to do a six days viewing of the whole hexalogy, starting with "An Unexpected Journey" and ending with "Return of the King". Who's with me ?
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    Gerard wrote: »

    Speaking of which, once the extended edition is out, I intend to do a six days viewing of the whole hexalogy, starting with "An Unexpected Journey" and ending with "Return of the King". Who's with me ?

    That would be lovely.

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    Murdock wrote: »
    DIE HARD 2
    Totally stupid sequel in oh so many ways.

    Still better than A Good Day To Kill The Franchise...ere I mean Die Hard 5...

    The fifth one isn't a Die Hard movie as far as I'm concerned.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    BAIN123 wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    DIE HARD 2
    Totally stupid sequel in oh so many ways.

    Still better than A Good Day To Kill The Franchise...ere I mean Die Hard 5...

    The fifth one isn't a Die Hard movie as far as I'm concerned.

    Same for me. Which is funny because DH5 is the only outing written as a DH film and not adapted from another source.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Yes, I noticed DH 4.0 was based on an article.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    I also wonder who Bruce Willis was supposed to play in DH5, but it wasn't John McClane. He had absolutely no care about civilians lives, making rubbish one-liners while injuring if not killing i don't know how many russians in the car chase in Moscow. In GE007 on the n64 you'd be game over for 'excessive civilians casualties' if you behaved the same way.
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    Just watched a Woody Allen double

    Midnight in Paris 7/10
    Hannah and her sisters 7,5/10
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
    edited December 2014 Posts: 2,138
    The Italian Job 1969 director Peter Collinson would have made an amazing Bond director. Scenary, dialog an action perfection.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    I also wonder who Bruce Willis was supposed to play in DH5, but it wasn't John McClane. He had absolutely no care about civilians lives, making rubbish one-liners while injuring if not killing i don't know how many russians in the car chase in Moscow. In GE007 on the n64 you'd be game over for 'excessive civilians casualties' if you behaved the same way.

    I think the movie started off as a Jai Courtney spy movie but someone got the stupid idea to turn it into a "Die Hard" movie. Hell I consider Crackerjack a better Die Hard movie than A Good day to die hard.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited December 2014 Posts: 23,883
    I just saw the Imitation Game today starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Strong.

    It's a great movie. One of the best period pieces I have seen in many years. The last time I enjoyed a newly made WW2 period movie so much was Valkryie.

    All the performances are great, and I really felt for Alan Turing, who, if the movie is correct, did not get his just respect from England for what he did during the war. He was also discriminated against due to his sexual preferences. A sad story, and a very poignant one. I came away recognizing that those who are different can be the most valuable to society. One doesn't need to 'fit in' in order to contribute.

    Anyway, everyone acted well, the music was very good (Alexandre Desplat) and the movie really evoked what England must have been like during WW2.

    PS: Mark Strong was absolutely fabulous in a small part. I really think he would be an excellent "M" (even better than Fiennes). It's a shame that he hasn't been in a Bond yet. Charles Dance was brilliant as always. Kiera Knightly (who I normally cannot stand) was actually pretty good in this film too.

    Recommended.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    I actually felt offended while watching DH5, a feat not even DAD managed to achieve.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    I actually felt offended while watching DH5, a feat not even DAD managed to achieve.

    I fell asleep (I'm serious) when watching it.

    It is hands down one of the biggest disgraces in movie cinema from the past decade. Willis should be ashamed, because it's a privelege to be able to work on a franchise of this repute at his age, and he did not give it the due respect it deserved.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    I actually felt offended while watching DH5, a feat not even DAD managed to achieve.

    I felt the same way. I rolled my eyes in disgust when they tried to homage Hans Gruber's death. Shamefull piece of crap.

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I actually felt offended while watching DH5, a feat not even DAD managed to achieve.

    I'm in the same boat, @DaltonCraig007. DH5 makes Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull look Oscar worthy. I can't imagine, for the life of me, any DH fan to be pleased by this abomination. Incompetent storytelling is all over the place. Russia is not where I want to see John go: NY or LA is where he belongs. And as for Chernobyl - really? They went there? After all the "funny" lines, none of which is truly funny, all the "spectacle", none of which is spectacular, all the plot twists, none of which makes half an inch of sense, I'm treated to an abysmal finale. It doesn't help that this film closes the books after about 90 minutes - not that I wanted to remain another second in this sewer, mind - when the previous DH films all had something of an 'epic' scope going for them. I mean, seriously, even DH4 suddenly looks like a piece of art. Justin Long and Kevin Smith at least put a smile on my face; the only smile DH5 got out of me was when the end credits began to roll and I could leave the theatre. One of the biggest theatrical disappointments I have suffered through in years. Oh and someone needs to tell Jai Courtney he can't act.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Oh and someone needs to tell Jai Courtney he can't act.
    I'm with you on that. I'm not looking forward to seeing him ruin Kyle Reese... (:|
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Murdock wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Oh and someone needs to tell Jai Courtney he can't act.
    I'm with you on that. I'm not looking forward to seeing him ruin Kyle Reese... (:|

    I didn't know he was in the new Terminator. That's too bad. I wasn't too hopeful for that film to begin with but this is particularly disappointing news. Courtney reminds me of Sam Worthington, also touted as the best thing since sliced bread a few years back. Both beefcake-like but lacking in acting skills and charisma IMO.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Don't Look Now (1973)

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    Nicholas' Roeg's occult thriller starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland is one of the most powerful drama films I have ever seen. Don't Look Now serves typical 70s grimness on a plate of heavy symbolism, seasoned with strong acting performances and a painfully sentimental score by Pino Donaggio. It's one of those rare films in which nothing seems to be going on while, in fact, a whole lot is going on. Make no mistake, it may take a few watchings before Don't Look Now gets under your skin, but when it does, you'll start seeing it referenced everywhere, even in the 2006 Casino Royale.

    Fans of 70s cinema, like myself, simply cannot ignore this film. Famous for its bizarre ending, infamous for its unprecedented explicitness during a sex scene (at least in mainstream cinema), Don't Look Now will continue to inspire filmmakers. Steven Soderberg, for example, cites this film as a great influence on his career and Lars Von Trier cannot deny that Don't Look Now was on his mind when filming AntiChrist.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    THE HULK
    Elliott was the perfect General Ross. Other than that, pretty awful film.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited December 2014 Posts: 15,690
    The English Patient, Forrest Gump, Thin Red Line, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises.

    TDKR felt much better on this rewatch than when I saw it in theaters in 2012.
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
    edited December 2014 Posts: 2,138
    Parkland - About the other lives affected on the day, days following the assasanation of JFK. Well acted and well directed film. Look out gor Greg Beam from QOS actor David Harbour.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    Posts: 15,690
    Did a little David Fincher 'detective' marathon with 'Se7en', 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' and 'Zodiac'.
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    Gone Girl (2014) Very good
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    The November Man
    Pretty good film and I'm happy Brosnan got the spy film he always wanted to do. I felt it was a little lacking in the action area but good non-the-less. Hope another one gets made with Brosnan in the role.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    The November Man
    Pretty good film and I'm happy Brosnan got the spy film he always wanted to do. I felt it was a little lacking in the action area but good non-the-less. Hope another one gets made with Brosnan in the role.
    Glad you liked it- another is in the works. But damn was that a rough movie. Deveraux made Bond look like a boyscout. :))
  • quantumofsolacequantumofsolace England
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    Started the last day of the year with 'Monty Python's Life Of Brian', thoroughly enjoyed a matinee viewing of 'The Guns Of Navarone' this afternoon and, as has become a tradition with me over the years, will finish 2014 with Woody Allen's immortal classic, 'Broadway Danny Rose'. Not sure what I'll start 2015 with. Possibly an Abbott & Costello flick before lunch as I'm working my way through their box set. Just hope it's funnier than the first half dozen I've watched!
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