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    Posted: 31-Dec-2006 at 19:36

Anyone see a movie recently? What was it and was it worth watching?

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I went to see Casino Royale a few weeks back when it first came out here in Australia. It was actually quite a decent film IMHO. The plot was better, though fairly complex, and Daniel Craig played Bond well. Good Movie, I'd go see it again. Any others praises/criticism of Casino Royale?

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I saw Apocalypto last night, it was a great movie! 
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I went to go see Casino Royale a couple days ago. I thought the movie was very good, especially the writing and the acting. The plot was kind of complex, but still good all the same.

I also just rented Even Dwarfs Started Small, one of the more creepy movies I've seen in a while. Its about a group of dwarves at an institution that rebell against their instructor and basically go crazy. A film definately worth seeing.
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I saw Flags of Our Fathers about a month ago, and it was a very good movie. I found it strange how they filmed some of it in Iceland.

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I watched many new movies recently some of them legally other not .
Flags of our fathers,Blood Diamond,The Good Shepherd,Bon Cop Bad Cop,Babel,All The King's Men,Children of Man,Apocalypto are good movies.

Casino Royal and Eragon were disappointing.
    

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Saw "Beerfest" Wink
 
Its quite awesome, but so are the infamous group of actors. I think i am going to see "Club Dread" again in the coming days to enjoy an American comedy group comparable to Brittish ones.


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I've seen a few movies in the past month:

Casino Royale - Very good tho a bit long for my liking at the time I saw it

Eragon - Crap

Borat - excellent!

The Gaurdian - didn't think I would like it but it turned out to be a good movie
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Watched Apocalypto
 
I must say that it was one of the most depressing films that i have seen for a long while.
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Borat - Hilarious
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I saw Eragon two days ago. What a pity. I liked the book a lot, but the moviemakers took a perfectly nice story and turned into crap. They took the beginning and the end and stuck em together, and the whole middle part (the point of the story) was just cut out, and they effed up the chronology of what was left, making it completely illogical....
 
I also wonder, I just finished the second book and it takes the story on from a lot of points and events that were left out or changed in the movie, so if they are gonna make a second movie it will have to suck even more to make it fit with the first. What a bummer.
 
But the little baby dragon was sooo cute, it made up for a lot. And I always love to watch Jeremy Irons...


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I recently got the movie Miracle as a gift(ChristmasBig smile) and I think it's my favorite movie ever. It's about the 1980 American Hockey team and them beating the odds and expectations. The film tried to portray the hard work the players did to reach their level. Infact they did it so well, that when you see the players actually getting sick and dropping over from being tired, that wasn't acting.

Most importantly, the movie is about the late Herb Brooks and how he took a bunch of players that couldn't win alone with skills and made them win as a team. Herb Brooks is definitly a Hockey Legend in the US.
 
Anyways I recommend this movie for everyone, Hockey fan or not.
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If anyone thought Eragon wouldnt be crap they must have not seen the commercials...first thing I thought was "massive cheesy sh*te"!
 
Apocalypto=awesome, I love violence and gore and Mayans so how could I lose?
 
Borat=totally awesome made even better because I have a friend in peace core central Asia and I sent him a bootleg copy.
 
Casino Royale= best Bond movie, but thats not saying much as I really dont like Bond movies.  It was boring and the romance was super cheesy (why cant we just agree to take romance out of movies?) but for a Bond film, it was pretty good.
 
Saw City of God on dvd, its now a new favorite of mine.
 
I also finally got my copy of Lady Vengeance in the mail.  W00t Chan woo Park is the best director in the history of film!
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City of God is an awesome movie!
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I love City of God aswell, also the show City of Men
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Originally posted by Tobodai Tobodai wrote:

If anyone thought Eragon wouldnt be crap they must have not seen the commercials...first thing I thought was "massive cheesy sh*te"!
 
 
Of course I knew it would be crap... I was gang-pressed in seeing it... Wink
 
And I was curious: The book was nice and the cast looked ok enough. I could have worked... But even a lot of good actors cannot save such a crappy script.Confused

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What an opportune thread, I've watched a ton of movies lately.

Just as many others here I've also watched Casino Royale, unlike many others here I found it a vast improvement over the recent Bond movies with Brosnan, which kinda made me give up on the whole concept. Casino Royale reinvents Bond for a new audience, for a new time, the old formula which they tried to copy in Brosnan's movies is just that - the old formula. I more or less agree with Tobodai's take on it.

In addition I've been on a bit of a Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki anime trip, purchasing most of their work. Howl's Moving Castle was stunning and very touching, the same goes for the old classic My Neighbour Totoro which although old I hadn't seen before. I also got Spirited Away, Whisper of the Heart, Nausicaa the Valley of the Wind, Laputa - Castle in the Sky, Porco Rosso and Kiki's Delivery Service. I haven't had the time to watch these yet but the latter three I have seen before, and of course they're excellent.
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Saw Casino Royale again today...very good for the second time. I think Daniel Craig is a vast improvement (as a Bond) than the sauve Brosnan. Full Marks for the person who chose him. 
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Originally posted by Aelfgifu Aelfgifu wrote:

If anyone thought Eragon wouldnt be crap they must have not seen the commercials...first thing I thought was "massive cheesy sh*te"!



After the Lord of the rings,every other fantasy movie will look like a crap.
    
    
    

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I just rented the original Nosferatu, the best version of Dracula ever made. I plan on renting the Herzog remake soon.
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