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    Watched Take Me out to the Ball Game starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. A typical Sinatra--Kelly kind of movie. I didn't mind it though it wasn't any thing special. A couple of the tap routines were pretty good but most weren't that special. 6/10.

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    anyone heard abt Rush hour 3!!! I heard it should be coming out soon or its gonna be shot soon! One or the other...can anyone confirm this?

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    The Last King of Scotland.

    Everyone should see this movie. It's important.
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    Saw Apocalypto last night - fundamentally something of a traditional actioner, except it's set in the dying days of the Mayan empire and it's set 600 years ago, with the lead character not being a notable figure of history. Visually it was stunning, and the acting is very good, though I thought the lead was a bit lacking (I would have preferred another character in the film be thrown into more prominence, to be honest). And I didn't think the violence/gore was that OTT, though I wouldn't take a little child to see it, obviously. 7.5/10

    Also caught Little Children (IMDb) earlier in the week. Excellent second film from the guy that directed In The Bedroom (which I found a bit disappointing) and a great effort from the whole cast, particularly Kate Winslet, who is surely one of the best actors working today. Can't tell ultimately whether I felt it was uplifting or depressing, in the end I guess it's a bit of both. Also features a very strong performance by Jackie Earl Haley (from the original Bad News Bears) as a sex offender just released from prison into a community predictably not happy with his presence in their neighborhood. Weirdly, the most heartbreaking moment in the film features a character only in the film for about five minutes, a woman with insecurity issues who has a blind date with the pervert. The center of the film though is Winslet's bored single mother who can't connect with her daughter along with Patrick Wilson's stay at home dad who's starved for attention - and their search for something meaningful in their secure but stagnant lives. Dug the cheesy voiceover, too. 8/10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nishant View Post
    anyone heard abt Rush hour 3!!! I heard it should be coming out soon or its gonna be shot soon! One or the other...can anyone confirm this?

    Currently filming...

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293564/

    Interesting cast Roman Polanski, Max von Sydow and err Vinnie Jones.

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    I am in some good movie watching mode right now and happened to catch two brilliant movies.

    Greed (1925) : TCM did a great job with the remastering of the movie. The four hour maynot do justice to the 9 hour or so epid Greed might have been but neverthless it is the best we got. I am not sure how many movies have depicted human emotions as well as Greed. The camera work is a master effort. The acting by the three main leads is quite out of this world. The last scene is one of the best I have seen in film. 10/10.

    The Big Parade: Another great silent movie. It went from comedy to romance to war and may have been one of the earliest movies to highlight the sadness and to an extent, futility of war. The background score is a treat in itself. The way the movie pans out, you forget at times that there are no words being spoken. 9/10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™ View Post
    Saw Apocalypto last night - fundamentally something of a traditional actioner, except it's set in the dying days of the Mayan empire and it's set 600 years ago, with the lead character not being a notable figure of history. Visually it was stunning, and the acting is very good, though I thought the lead was a bit lacking (I would have preferred another character in the film be thrown into more prominence, to be honest). And I didn't think the violence/gore was that OTT, though I wouldn't take a little child to see it, obviously. 7.5/108/10
    i haven't seen it, just haven't felt like it so far....a friend of mine who saw the movie said that there is some tagline to the movie which says a great civilization has to first rot from within before it is destroyed from the outside....after seeing the movie, he feels that gibson is trying to project it in such a way that the mayans are shown to be much more the cause of their own destruction than the invading spanish(?) forces....(he also felt that the violence and gore was mind-numbingly over-the-top(which you don't seem to agree with)), so what is your take on this?

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    havent seen the movie but did study mayan/aztec culture at school.

    When cortez et al turned up it was in the time when the return of the god, quetzacotl was due, the mayans and aztecs thought he was the god, welcomed him openly, cortez took all the gold, used guns to kill/enslave the aztecs and mayans....in a nutshell.

    the human sacrifices could be as many as 1000 a day during festivals, they were normally slaves from battle/ theives etc. im sure they could have been put to much better use than tumbled down the steps of impressive pyramid temples.
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    I saw Blood Diamond with the girlfriend(now ex). It's not a bad movie but can get a bit gory and violent at times. Not a movie to take your girl to. 7.5 out of 10
    I want to see Epic Movie and Deja Vu at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™ View Post
    Saw Apocalypto last night - fundamentally something of a traditional actioner, except it's set in the dying days of the Mayan empire and it's set 600 years ago, with the lead character not being a notable figure of history. Visually it was stunning, and the acting is very good, though I thought the lead was a bit lacking (I would have preferred another character in the film be thrown into more prominence, to be honest). And I didn't think the violence/gore was that OTT, though I wouldn't take a little child to see it, obviously. 7.5/10
    Saw that few days ago on DVD, that movie kept reminding me of the Predator. The final few scene of the movie probably was the best and as you suggested its not a bad movie, but wouldn't take child to see this movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luffy View Post
    I saw Blood Diamond with the girlfriend(now ex)... Not a movie to take your girl to.
    Sorry.
    Last edited by Pratters; 03-02-2007 at 06:48 AM.

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    I saw Blood Diamond myself last night. Fantastic film, one of the best I've seen in a long time. DiCaprio is brilliant, and the portrayal of the different aspects of African life was simultaneously heart-warming and terrifying. 9/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™ View Post
    Saw Apocalypto last night - fundamentally something of a traditional actioner, except it's set in the dying days of the Mayan empire and it's set 600 years ago, with the lead character not being a notable figure of history. Visually it was stunning, and the acting is very good, though I thought the lead was a bit lacking (I would have preferred another character in the film be thrown into more prominence, to be honest). And I didn't think the violence/gore was that OTT, though I wouldn't take a little child to see it, obviously. 7.5/10
    10 years ago it would have been an X rating. That sort of graphic violence is almost unheard of in mainstream cinema. In terms of the mainstream, it was way OTT. In terms of realism, it was not.

    Fantastic film though. Beautifully shot and well-acted. Better than a 7.5 IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble View Post
    the portrayal of the different aspects of African life was simultaneously heart-warming and terrifying.
    See The Last King of Scotland then.

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    Can a moderator please edit the title of the thread to *Official Movie Discussion Thread*

    Thanks..



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