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  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Need For Speed (2014)
    A friend of mine kept telling me to watch it so I finally got around to it. I enjoyed it a lot. Lots of fun car stunts and chases. I really enjoyed Aaron Paul's performance. He's got a great everyman look to him. I hope to see him get some more meaty roles in the future.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Lucy - Despite a baffling end, I enjoyed the film. Can't say that the aloofness of Johansson's character was a problem for me.

    Knock Off & Double Team - Two of my least favourite JCVD films.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    @MajorDSmythe

    Lucy is a fine film IMO. It's surreal and like many other Besson films in that typical French Cinéma du Look style. Scarlett is gorgeous! And Serra's score worked well for me.
  • @DarthDimi Exactly, Danny Trejo went to prison. He did his time. Polanski raped a child, ran off to France and went on to make millions and win Oscars without ever being properly punished. Not only did he rape a girl, he pretty much got off scott free.

    Danny Trejo made mistakes, was punished for those mistakes and moved on, going on to better himself and forge a successful career for himself. Same thing happened with Mark Wahlberg. Polanski made a mistake, ran away from the consequences and continued to enjoy an incredibly successful film career despite raping a 13 year old girl.

    Normally I agree about the whole personal/showbiz life thing. Like Tom Cruise for example, he seems insane in real life but I still love the Mission Impossible films. But whenever I watch a Polanski film, no matter how good it is, I can't help but think "he should be in prison, he raped a 13 year old and got away from it". He is definetely a talented film maker and I there's nothing wrong with enjoying his films, but in this instance I just can't bring myself to distance the mans personal life from the films he makes.
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    The Geisha Boy. Seriously.

    Funny but too sentimental in several scenes. When coming to absurd humor I'm more for direct, unsensitive, comedies (Duck Soup is my fav example). Chaplin was an expert on great sentimental comedies; the Marx Bros., the Ealing school or Jerry Lewis aren't the senstitive school IMHO.
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    Laura (1944)
    Watched it for the second time. A great mystery movie with many cool plot twists. Also a fantastic score.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    I think this is the best thread for it: I tried rewatching the Transformers films, but I couldn't. I've seen all 4 of them and was entertained by them, but I mostly watched them for the action and CGI. By rewatching I have to deal with the pre-pubescent humour that I can't stand, atleast not in this franchise. Maybe one day I'll manage, but for now I'll remember the grand spectacle of watching them for the first time. I fear the big problems with the films will become more apparent with seeing them a 2nd time.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Watched Eagle Eye, last night. I did see it once years ago. Great thriller
    With a neat idea behind it. :)
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    @Crazysoul95,
    Do you recommend Laura? :-)
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    @DarthDimi absolutely =)
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    @Crazysoul95, ordered! :-) Thanks for the suggestion.
  • A Walk Among The Tombstones.
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    @DarhDimi, hope you like it =)
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    A Walk Among The Tombstones.

    I really liked the movie, and hope we'll see more Matthew Scudder with Liam Neeson.
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    The Shadow. Honestly it's a brilliant film that I really enjoy and While I will get a ton of heat for this I would argue the Shadow is my favorite Alec Baldwin film. He is brilliant in the role (makes me wonder if he would of been a better Batman then Keaton) the villians are great (Curry is a riot and you can tell he is having fun) Penllope Ann Miller is just GORGOUS the whole film is brilliant.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    The Shadow. Honestly it's a brilliant film that I really enjoy and While I will get a ton of heat for this I would argue the Shadow is my favorite Alec Baldwin film. He is brilliant in the role (makes me wonder if he would of been a better Batman then Keaton) the villians are great (Curry is a riot and you can tell he is having fun) Penllope Ann Miller is just GORGOUS the whole film is brilliant.

    The Shadow is my favourite comic book movie. I'm not a fan of Baldwin (I wouldn't watch a film because of his involvement), but I think he was really good as Lamont Cranston/The Shadow. And I have had a soft spot for Penelope Ann Miller since I first watched the film in the late 1990's. Sadly we don't see to much of PAM these days, not in substantial roles, that is. :(
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    The Lady Vanishes (1938) Hitchcock at his best! Even better, I saw it on the big screen.
  • Lancaster007Lancaster007 Shrublands Health Clinic, England
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    Young and Innocent, on blu-ray, 1937 underrated Hitchcock.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    CutThroat Island on BR was a solid blast. Crazy mindless fun with excellent dialogue & photography. Debney's score was awesome.
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    Little Women (1994), starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Byrne, and Kirsten Dunst as a kid. I must have seen this sometime in the 90s, it seemed familiar. Not at all as sweet and sugary as I feared it might be. Still kinda was, somewhat, but not excessively so.
    The Portrait Of A Lady (1996), not bad by any means, but kinda depressing in the way that Jane Campion movies tend to be.
    Shaft (2000), starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, and the hilarious and wonderful Jeffrey Wright.
    Public Enemies (2009), directed by Michael Mann, based on real story, starring Johnny Depp as Dillinger, Marion Cotillard as his lover, Christian Bale as the FBI agent in charge of catching him.
    American Hustle (2013) - I liked it the first time I saw it, but enjoyed it a lot more now. Full of fascinating details and colourful characters. I probably smiled pretty much all the way through.

    Enemy (2013), directed by Denis Villeneuve who also directed the excellent Prisoners, which I saw earlier. This one is a lot weirder, but also very good. I think I may have forgotten to mention the other two movies I watched recently that also starred Jake Gyllenhaal... and well, they were pretty forgettable: The Day After Tomorrow and Prince Of Persia.
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    Mission Impossibe: Ghost Protocol My opinion of this film has certainly changed, for me the second best film in the series. Just watched it for the first time on Bluray and i have to say i was very impressed by the film. Just wish there was a version with the IMAX footage restored.

    First Blood One of my favouraite movies, just bought it on Bluray. It may not have looked as good as i was hoping for, though nonetheless its the best version i have seen so far.

    E.T. A film i have neglected since i first watched it when i was very young so barely remembered anything from the film. After watching Jaws and being blown away how incredible it looked on Bluray, was curious about E.T. Found the movie phenominal, shot for shot one of the best films ever made.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Having picked up the DVD collection, i've been re-watching the series. So far, despite the some cheesy moments, this one is my favourite.
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    Equilibrium (2001). Sort of serious, but not to be taken too seriously or you'll likely ruin it for yourself. Apparently I was in perfect mood for the re-watch (I saw this before maybe a decade or so ago), I had a great time.
    Featuring Christian Bale, Emily Watson and... a puppy. :D And they were all wonderful.
    So you live in a totalitarian society where emotions are illegal, and everyone is required to take regular doses of medicine to keep them from feeling anything. Now if you're a trained martial arts specialist working for the government and very much with licence to kill (and indeed you do that a lot, and obviously mercilessly, since you feel nothing anyway), but one day you miss your daily dose (but know any show of feelings will cost your life), and then when on a mission to wipe out some rebels you come across this furry fella at their hiding place... then what? :P

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  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    @MajorDSmythe, Death Wish 3 is also my favorite Death Wish movie. It's so insane that you can't help but love it.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Murdock wrote: »
    @MajorDSmythe, Death Wish 3 is also my favorite Death Wish movie. It's so insane that you can't help but love it.
    Deanna Troi didn't have so much fun being in it...

  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    @MajorDSmythe, Death Wish 3 is also my favorite Death Wish movie. It's so insane that you can't help but love it.
    Deanna Troi didn't have so much fun being in it...

    Deanna Troi wasn't born in 1985 @chrisisall. ;) Give it 300 years. :))
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Amazing spiderman 2. Not great !
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    @MajorDSmythe, Death Wish 3 is also my favorite Death Wish movie. It's so insane that you can't help but love it.
    Deanna Troi didn't have so much fun being in it...

    Given the IMDB quoted kill count of 83, i'm sure 83 characters didn't have a good time.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Deanna Troi wasn't born in 1985 @chrisisall. ;) Give it 300 years. :))
    You *DO* know Marina Sirtis was in it, right?
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    Deanna Troi wasn't born in 1985 @chrisisall. ;) Give it 300 years. :))
    You *DO* know Marina Sirtis was in it, right?

    Of course I do. I watched it a few weeks ago. :))
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