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Just like the now playing album thread, but with movie box art or poster and a short personal write up or copy and paste from somewhere with source link preferably. Feel free to link the trailer if you like as well.

Any movie you feel like sharing, good or bad. I'll be trying to post every movie i watch up in here with my rating.

Art and a blurb, not just "i saw <movie name>" please let's have an interesting thread.
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Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense

Synopsis: Matthew Vaughn directs this intricate drama, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, about a British drug dealer (Daniel Craig) who longs to... Matthew Vaughn directs this intricate drama, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, about a British drug dealer (Daniel Craig) who longs to ditch his illegal trade. But he can't do that without wrapping up just one more job involving a gargantuan stash of purloined ecstasy. The cache's original owners are after him as well, leaving him with no other choice but to run for his life while trying to make this one final deal a big success.

Rated: R
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn
Written By: J.J. Connolly
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I had been meaning to see Layer Cake for years but never got around to it, probably due to the stupid name. I thoroughly enjoyed it and regret waiting so long as it was a very well written film, funny and good action with a well presented twisting plot.

4/5. Highly recommend, will watch it again.
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Wow...no one did a thread like this before? Excellent Adub

lol...I LOVE this film. Sienna Miller [smoking hot in this] and Daniel Craig breakout film. Just watched it again recently for like 10th time on plane to HK

First time I saw Chief Engineer Miles O'Brien curse on screen too
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Iknorite! I was surprised as well reading through the forum making sure there wasn't already one of these.

Yeah before Casino Royal i had only seen him in Tomb Raider which really didn't give him any real time on screen to show his talents. Layer Cake sure did show he had the skill to carry a film on his own.
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In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job till date, Inception.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
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Must say, brilliant, brilliant film. Not just the acting and storyline, but the entire movie is made up of brilliant shots and amazing accompanying sound. Hans Zimmer did an incredible job on the music score.

The Blu-Ray and DVD combo is great, with a Blu-Ray and DVD copy, and an extra disc for the Digital Copy (the one you can have on your computer)

Would have to give it a 9/10!
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I watched Kill Bill earlier this week so I'm watching Vol. 2 now.



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Synopsis: An entire wedding party is slaughtered during a dress rehearsal in a rural chapel: the pregnant woman in the blood-splattered wedding dress is Black... An entire wedding party is slaughtered during a dress rehearsal in a rural chapel: the pregnant woman in the blood-splattered wedding dress is Black Mamba, better known as The Bride. The assassin, Bill, and his circle known as The Vipers left The Bride for dead, but unluckily for them she was merely comatose. Four years later, The Bride suddenly awakens from her coma and realizes what has been done to her. She sets off on a ferociously focused mission, setting out to seek revenge on her former master and his deadly squad of assassins. One by one, she kills the various members of the assassin group. She saves Bill for last. [Less]

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy

Synopsis: Continuing the story-line which unfolded in "Kill Bill Vol. I," this is a revenge tale of an expert assassin, called The Bride, who sets out on a... Continuing the story-line which unfolded in "Kill Bill Vol. I," this is a revenge tale of an expert assassin, called The Bride, who sets out on a quest to wreak vengeance upon her former employer, Bill, and other members of their assassin circle, for shooting her at her wedding--along with everyone else in attendance--and leaving her for dead. When this chapter in the story begins, The Bride will have already encountered some of her targets, as she continues battling her way up the chain of command, knowing it will ultimately lead her to her main goal: her chance to 'Kill Bill.'

Rated: R
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino
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A large part of my childhood was spent watching movies and TV above my age's understanding such as Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction when i was 10 years old and being addicted to Kung-Fu The Legendary Journey. Kill Bill series is a natural film for me to love as it not only brings back nostalgic memories but also it's just one kick ass pair of films(though really meant to be one) with some of my favorite actors, written and directed by one of my favorite directors.

5/5 to both. They're both on my short list of best films made in my lifetime.
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Adub, I don't have any movie trailors now but just wanted to say that the Kill Bill series is one of my favorite movies of all time. It is funny, creepy, and gory, all at the same time.
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Just got this in the mail today from Amazon.com, and hope to watch it this weekend:



The BluRay has three different versions of the film, the latter two having more footage.
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Very cool! I haven't seen it in years.
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Doing my X-mas shopping the other day, I was one penny short of the free shipping limit on Amazon.com, so I had to buy something for myself. An old favorite of mine, one my two favorite war movies, along with Full Metal Jacket.....


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Winner* of 4 Academy Awards¬(r), including Best Picture, and based on the first-hand experience of Oscar¬(r)-winning** director Oliver Stone, Platoon is powerful, intense and starkly brutal. "Harrowingly realistic and completely convincing" (Leonard Maltin), it is "a dark, unforgettable memorial" (The Washington Post) to every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) is a young, naive American who, upon his arrival in Vietnam, quickly discovers that he must do battle not only with the Viet Cong, but also with the gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and intense anger growing within him. While his two commanding officers (Oscar¬(r)-nominated*** Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe) draw a fine line between the war they wage against the enemy and the one they fight with each other, the conflict, chaos and hatred permeate Taylor, suffocating his realities and numbing his feelings to man's highest value life.


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Platoon put writer-turned-director Oliver Stone on the Hollywood map; it is still his most acclaimed and effective film, probably because it is based on Stone's firsthand experience as an American soldier in Vietnam. Chris (Charlie Sheen) is an infantryman whose loyalty is tested by two superior officers: Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), a former hippie humanist who really cares about his men (this was a few years before he played Jesus in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ), and Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), a moody, macho soldier who may have gone over to the dark side. The personalities of the two sergeants correspond to their combat drugs of choice--pot for Elias and booze for Barnes. Stone has become known for his sledgehammer visual style, but in this film it seems perfectly appropriate. His violent and disorienting images have a terrifying immediacy, a you-are-there quality that gives you a sense of how things may have felt to an infantryman in the jungles of Vietnam. Platoon won Oscars for best picture and director. --Jim Emerson
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Note....I described this and FMJ as my two favorite war movies, as opposed to saying "the best two war movies"....no need to start that argument here.
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Classics from all! Nice folks!
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Two movies that I watched recently:

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)



7/10

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Sign 'O' The Times (1987)



Good concert film, the skits were lame but great performances of some of the best songs he's ever done. - 8/10


I rate every film I watch on IMDb. Here is a list of all the films I rated and how many stars I gave them: http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=41310033
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2/5 - Pretty weak movie overall, typical no brain story with competent acting and plenty of action. Not worth seeing.

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I forgot about that movie, it entertained me but yeah it was not good.
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Adub, a new UK friend in HK recommended this one...Just watched it...Brutal, but IMO quite a decent film...A definite 7 on the sick-o-meter Reminded me a good bit of The Girl Next Door...



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In the name of all that is good and holy, if you have any real taboos about what you'll watch on film, please move on to the next review. With the resultant spoiler alert, one of the first images we see of Dad is him masturbating using some freshly cut human flesh as lubricant, with the resultant liquid oozing through the fleshy orifice. Oh, good - you're still here. In spite of a script punctuated by sheer filth (a gruesomely unwashed lavatory is one of the film's opening images), writer/director Steven Sheil demonstrates considerable storytelling talent in this, his first feature.


After missing the final bus home, young Polish airport cleaner Lena (Olga Fedori) is invited back to her co-workers Birdie and Elbie's family home. One swift incapacitating injection later, and she's tied up and invited (read: forced) to be part of a family wherein dysfunction would be, by an order of magnitude, an improvement. The family are a bunch of murdering psychopaths, scavenging from cargo holds and annihilating all that might change this social order. Mum (Dido Miles) is a brutal and insidious torturer, coolly enjoying dishing out "war wounds" with the tools of self-harmers everywhere. Dad (Perry Benson - also starring in Shane Meadows' Somers Town) is a sick, perverted sadist - when catching Elbie masturbating furiously through Lena's room keyhole, he commands him to "Finish it!". He enforces strict discipline, not with an iron rod, but with hooks, chains and blood-dripping machetes.

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The film is a savage deconstruction of Thatcherite beliefs in family, from a base of early Eighties working-class Britishness. The art direction is simple and the set features the kind of furniture and ornaments I remember my grandparents having 20 years ago. This simple authenticity lends credence to the belief that these savage murderers live among us. They make efforts to uphold simple respectability, all the while chopping up vagrants and tourists alike for their valuables.


This is a delicious satire on the near and present belief in respectability and family values that disguises so much cruelty and props up so many empty politicians. Without all the flaying spittle on offer with every single "fucking" uttered, the film's lines could almost be stolen wholesale from EastEnders. Mum and Dad speak the language of parents dealing with naughty children, which makes their acts all the more horrifying.
Enough of the politics. The film is well-made, photographed and lit clearly and professionally. It has a clear and skillful rein on its story. And it works well as a late night slice of nastiness. Not a great movie, but a perfectly good one which uses disgust rather than true horror for much of its effect.
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5/5 One of my favorite films, and it really stands the test of time.

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Synopsis: The dead come back to life and eat the living. Several people barricade themselves inside a rural house in an attempt to survive the night. Outside... The dead come back to life and eat the living. Several people barricade themselves inside a rural house in an attempt to survive the night. Outside are hordes of relentless, shambling zombies who can only be killed by a blow to the head. [Less]

Rated: R
In Theaters: Oct 1, 1968 Wide
Directed By: George A. Romero
Written By: John Russo, George A. Romero
You can watch it on YouTube or other video sites because it's public domain.

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Adub: Another one. Watch this one - now... That goes for anyone who remembers or enjoyed Cronenberg's Dead Ringers or Boxing Helena... lol

Best part? It is part 1 of a planned 2 part sequence.




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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is a Dutch horror film written and directed by Tom Six. It stars Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie and Akihiro Kitamura. The film tells the story of a German doctor who kidnaps three tourists and joins them surgically, mouth to anus, forming a "human centipede".


According to Tom Six, the concept of the film arose from a joke he made with friends about punishing child molesters by stitching their mouth to the anus of a fat truck driver.Six has said in interviews that a surgeon assisted him with the design of the medical procedure and that the film is "100% medically accurate".


However, the medical accuracy has subsequently been described as laughable and "rubbish" by a physician and movie critics. When approaching investors prior to filming, Six did not mention the mouth-to-anus aspect of the plot, fearing it would put off potential backers. The financiers of The Human Centipede did not discover the full nature of the film until it was complete.


The Human Centipede received mixed reviews but several accolades at various international film festivals. The film was released in the United States on Video on Demand on April 28, 2010, and in limited release theatrically on April 30. Tom Six began working on a sequel, The Human Centipede (Full Sequence) which will be released in 2011.


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Nope...for anyone who enjoys some good horror and gore. Just that I know for a fact that Adub and I share some similar film tastes

Apologies in advance...I am on kind of a horror jag recently
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Forgot about posting this the other day.....I found it quite entertaining.



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After spending the last decade trying to reinvent classic genres or cash in on toy franchises, the people responsible for Hollywood's blockbusters have forgotten how to make something they used to excel at: popcorn movies that can actually thrill adults. Luckily for us Phillip Noyce never forgot, and he's back in fine form with Salt, a movie more like his early 90s spy landmarks A Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games than anything that's come since. Salt feels old-fashioned in all the right ways, from its Cold War paranoia to a refreshing lack of technology; anchored by a fierce performance from Angelina Jolie and running at a swift 100 minutes, it's everything you could ask for from a summer movie.

The premise would have seemed preposterous until a few weeks ago, when 11 accused Russian spies were arrested in New York, but even so it takes a while to embrace the idea that CIA agent Evelyn Salt (Jolie), accused of being a Russian mole, must go on the run in order to prove her innocence and learn her true identity. She flees not just because her hard-nosed superior Peabody (Chiwetel Ejiofor) doesn't believe her and her fellow spy pal Winter (Liev Schreiber) can't convince him otherwise, but she fears for the safety of her gentle German-born husband (August Diehl), an arachnologist who was once tough enough to bust Salt out of a North Korean prison, but apparently doesn't have what it takes to stand up against the CIA. Or the KGB. Or both.

For, you see, Salt isn't just an innocent woman on the run. As we learn in a series of flashbacks and convoluted speeches, her loyalties may be more compromised than you would expect from a woman who lives in D.C. and wears tailored suits to work. While Salt's heroism is never really in doubt-- she's played by Angelina Jolie, after all-- Kurt Wimmer's script deftly plays with our trust of the character, constantly doling out new information that shifts our perspective, and allowing Salt to commit pretty impressive feats of violence without exactly knowing why she's on the attack. All this shifting would be frustrating if it weren't for Peabody and Winter, two more potential heroes on Salt's tail, both of whom also earn and lose our trust throughout the film. The script is fairly shallow when it comes to delving into character emotions and leaves some major plot turns unexplored, but it pulls off a pretty neat trick of presenting three characters who can be villains and heroes simultaneously.

Noyce keeps all the plates spinning marvelously, executing hair-raising action sequences-- particularly one of Jolie jumping from car to car on the freeway, and an brutal fight scene on a barge-- and walk-and-talk politics with equal confidence. He tosses in a little of the Greengrass-inspired shaky cam during some fight sequences, but unlike nearly everyone else who mimics that style, Noyce can actually pull it off. Jolie has brought on board her longtime stunt coordinator Simon Crane, and she's never looked more convincing as both a badass and a human being. Noyce's confidence in his leading lady (the two collaborated ten years ago on The Bone Collector), combined with Robert Elswit's fluid cinematography and Crane's fearless stunt choreography, invent Salt as a believably female Bourne or even Bond. At 35 Jolie is a little older than the typical female action hero, but that makes Salt all the more compelling as she repeatedly pulls off the impossible in her battle against the world.

Ejiofor and Schreiber are perfectly tense and well-used in their supporting roles, but Salt is Jolie's vehicle, and she owns every frame. Salt was famously rewritten to star a male protagonist, and it was Jolie's influence that kept the character from ever abusing her sex appeal, and allowed her to become increasingly dirty and disheveled as the movie reaches its action climax. We're a long way from Tomb Raider, and its encouraging to see Jolie use her immense starpower to create a female heroine who successfully exists apart from the male-dominated world she must struggle against. Salt the movie is refreshing in its old-school familiarity, but Salt the character is remarkable and new. It's a powerful combination that makes for some pretty ideal entertainment.
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