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  #445788 5-Mar-2011 14:10
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Moon: Excellent.

Avoided this movie when it came out based on publicity which made it look like a Solaris clone - it is not. Also - it is not an action movie - expect lots of nothing-much-happening which is later essential in explaining events.

Truly classic golden age science fiction with links to Clarke, Asimov, and Phillip K Dick.

Trivia: The director/script writer is also the son of David Bowie. Somehow this seems appropriate.

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  #445791 5-Mar-2011 14:46
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London Boulevard

Nothing special, but good gangster like movie :) Colin Farrell is awesome.




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Well on Saturday I watched with 3 of my 4 sons (6.5yrs, 4.5 yrs & 2.5 yrs old).

Tangled
Which was pretty good they certainly liked it as did I. The only fault I gave it was too many songs hehe. I really thought the horse Maximus reminded me of Donkey from Shrek when he transformed into a Steed. 4 outta 5. Also I thought it was very well animated (as in well detailed).
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Yogi Bear
Which was not too terrible lets put it this way the kids liked it a lot.

Later on in the day (after me boys had gone home) I watched James Cameron's caving movie Sanctum (based on a true story) which I'd give a good 4 outta 5. Probably one to avoid if your claustrophobic.

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  #446449 7-Mar-2011 21:12
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Inside Job - 9.5/10
It's actually a documentary about the financial crisis and the people behind it. A bit theatrical at times, but highly informative. Recommend it to anyone who hasn't been living in a cave for the past 5 years.




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  #446462 7-Mar-2011 21:40
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"Takers" - a modern version (cheap rip off) of the Italian Job, right down to the vehicle through the road. Thats 2 hours of my life I won't get back.

"Gullivers Travels" - Son enjoyed it but I thought it got a bit silly at the end. Light hearted fun for Jack Black fans.

"S.W.A.T Firefight" - Nothing special 4/10

"Faster" - Predictable but enjoyable for the Rock fans 6/10

"The Mechanic" - I like Jason Stratham so its a cool 7/10 for me. Good action and reasonable story.





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  #446555 8-Mar-2011 10:04
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The Social Network (finally watched it) 4/5

It was better than I was expecting after hearing all sorts of reviews. sharp script and well acted

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  #446567 8-Mar-2011 10:23
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"The Mechanic" - I like Jason Stratham so its a cool 7/10 for me. Good action and reasonable story.



It's a remake of the Charles Bronson vehicle of the early 70s so I'll wait until it gets to TV since I already know the ending. The original was quite ground-breaking and well scripted, so hopefuly the remake will offer some additional wrinkles over the original.

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  #446571 8-Mar-2011 10:31
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bongojona: The Social Network (finally watched it) 4/5

It was better than I was expecting after hearing all sorts of reviews. sharp script and well acted


Agree on your summary. The editing was also very slick - make a talking heads dominated flick into something pretty darn interesting.

And I have developed a hatred for that guy Sean who started Napster, which means Timberlake is a better actor than I would have given him credit for... :D

4/5 stars from me too.

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  #446572 8-Mar-2011 10:34
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I watched Catfish the other night, very nice film - and done really well for just a couple of amateur film makers - 8/10

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  #446591 8-Mar-2011 11:33
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ArtooDetoo:
bongojona: The Social Network (finally watched it) 4/5

It was better than I was expecting after hearing all sorts of reviews. sharp script and well acted


Agree on your summary. The editing was also very slick - make a talking heads dominated flick into something pretty darn interesting.

And I have developed a hatred for that guy Sean who started Napster, which means Timberlake is a better actor than I would have given him credit for... :D

4/5 stars from me too.

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It took me a while to 'see' Justin Timberlake in that movie. Sean Parker was really well played by him.




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  #446593 8-Mar-2011 11:46
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magu: Inside Job - 9.5/10
It's actually a documentary about the financial crisis and the people behind it. A bit theatrical at times, but highly informative. Recommend it to anyone who hasn't been living in a cave for the past 5 years.

Another good doco on the same sort of line is Gasland. You can get a little bit depressed watching those two back to back.

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  #446640 8-Mar-2011 13:21
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My last lot of movies were.....

Shutter Island. A great idea for a story but some wooden acting and a plot I cant help thinking Ive seen somewhere before led me to think they couldve done a little better. Certainly worth the watch, but was waaaaay to long and pretty slow at parts. Wife went to bed which says it all but I stuck it out. 7/10 for effort.

Gran Torino. I love Clint and love how his roles seem to be aging with him. Thought it was a great movie and would definitely recommend it. 8/10

Harry Brown. Stalled on seeing this as Id just seen Gran Torino and expected it to be the same, but other than the basic plot I couldnt have been more wrong. An absolutely superb movie which I could watch over and over. This had everything Gran Torino didnt.

GT was all sugar-coated with baddies you knew you could talk round if you invited them in for a cup of tea, whereas HB had heroin addicted filth who would cut your legs off no sooner than look at you whilst ripping your eyeballs out with a spoon all for a fiver.

Absolutely 10/10, the first half hour had the wife hiding behind a cushion.


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  #446642 8-Mar-2011 13:23
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Harry Brown is excellent, far superior to Gran Torino IMO but best to treat them as separate entities as in reality they are hugely different stories.

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#446650 8-Mar-2011 14:13
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Watched Black Swann - boring and not upto the hype

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  #449985 20-Mar-2011 08:21
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Watched True Grit (2010 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1403865/combined) last night at the Lighthouse Petone. Good movie, Bridges does a good drunk guy, but would give about 8/10...





 

 

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