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Movies Discussion Thread V1: Ratings and Opinions

zyberboy

dá ûnrêäl Kiñg
Twelve Monkeys- 9.5/10 only saw it recently, i dnt know how i missed this masterpiece

Thirteenth Floor- 8/10 great movie based on "Stimulation Argument"
 

sam9s

The High 5 Flyer
Marry and Max....boy this movie becomes pretty depressing till it reaches the end. I have'nt seen any serious animation, so this was something new. UP was close but it still was not serious as such...... I dont know why but animation and so much seriousness together did not go well in by books.....I'd give 6.5/10 for this one
 

sam9s

The High 5 Flyer
Seconds 1966 one.......man, wierd movie......I cant believe we had movies like this back then, the concept is way ahead from that time.....the whole atmosphere created is wierd and scary.........listen to the plot outline...."Want out of your life? Just pay the fee and we'll fake your death, change your face, and set up a new identity " ...just this made me interested in this movie........mind you its not lke todays thrillers,,,,its slow and has an eerie feeling all along..........people who like 12 Angry Men might like this one......6.8/10 for me here
 

rhitwick

Democracy is a myth
Ishqiya 9/10

After a long time an Indian movie achieves the status of a perfect thriller. This is a milestone history of hindi cinema.

The story is very twisted and with every scene it opens up a bit more. You'll be guessing a lot of things but I can bet that till the end of movie you will still be guessing what and why are all these happening.

Let me tell you, all events, actions, scenes, dialogs are important in this movie. If you miss even one frame your questions will be unanswered. Really this is a piece of art. I'm still clueless about a few things.

Screenplay: 9/10. Good. If told in any other format, it would have looked so predictable that you could write the whole story from the beginning scene.

Cinematography: Beautiful, captures a few good frames on village life. No unnecessary top shots, close ups, framing etc. Every scene is so well rehearsed, well prepared that they stand alone for praise.

Dialogs: Whoa. This is the real asset of this movie. In your face dialog. No mercy, no hiding, total raw emotions comes out through dialog. Hats off to whoever wrote it.

Acting: Vidya Balan has just washed out all others. Wow!!! She reminded me the actress from "Straw Dogs", doing something, telling something, thinking something and wishing something else...all at same time. Kudos to this girl. She simply rocked. Then comes Naseeruddin and Arshad, marvelous in their part. I want to say that everyone acted brilliantly, even that "nani"

Directing: Man, bringing out this kind of believable acting from each and everyone of your crew is not easy. You need to have a clear idea about what exactly you want from this scene, what this frame should look like. Even if you are disgusted how you show your emotions....hats off to Abhishek Chaubey. Really looking forward to more from him.

Songs: Now, what more should I tell. Everyone is singing "Dil to bachha hai ji", its a gr8 romantic track in recent times. All other songs are so nicely blended in the movie that you won't feel their presence at all.

IMO, I rate it better than Kaminey. Kaminey became very predictable at the last hour. But this is way above all. Very very recommended to all

*********Possible spoiler***************
What was with that "nani"? Why she did that last thing? What about Mustaq Shekh? Having Fun or some other psycho fun???!!!
***********Spoiler End************
 

rhitwick

Democracy is a myth
Superbad 6/10

Its a pretty bad movie.
Starts off very well with all those sex related remarks which I'm off listening in so much similar movies. Do all these scriptwriters lend their copies to each other?
Then it proceeds with some good humor. And after a long time I found that its not ending. I was like WTF? How is still left? found another half an hour is left when all twists, turns are already settled and concluded.
Then I started skipping few frames and watch and skip and watch. Even then I could not finish it.
Then I stopped watching it. Seriously tell you, After 90mins this movie just sucks!!! and sucks bad, superbad.

Paranormal activity 8/10

So, I watched it at last. Till the mid point of the movie it really scared me. It was a 10/10 for me till then. Then somehow it lost its pace, eerie environment that it created is destroyed and becomes dull.

Climax is good. Watched both normal ending theatrical ending. Liked the normal ending though, theatrical ending is way too filmy. Good acting by both the actors and good camera work.

If this trend (hand held cam movie) becomes hit, I think all professionals will lose their job and the n00best person who has never sen a camera in his life would be most sought after person in the industry :-D
 

rhitwick

Democracy is a myth
^dude is anyone else using your account coz theze are pretty gr8 rating for average/terrible movies

None else is using my account. All reviews and ratings are totally "IMO". If any movie satisfies "my" expectation from it, I'll rate it accordingly.

Whatever average to me might be awesome to you and vice-versa may also be true.

So... ;-)

Magadheera 7.5/10

Watch it for the cinematography and action. Rest are avg.
Being a Telugu movie, it has that vice of being too long. Easily it could have made into two parts and I bet both parts would have been such gr8 hits!

Kajal Agarwal is cute and Ramacharan Teja...good action nothing else. There are few loopholes like in the first scene, u have motorbikes in 1200BC (1600B.C -400yrs=1200 BC ;-) )

and, can't there be a movie without Brahmanandam? He is such brilliant actor, why he settles for such small parts?
 

sam9s

The High 5 Flyer
Descent II......Very avg movie very avg compared to the first one.....adding more gore does not make a movie better and adding a senseless twist just to add a twist also does not make a movie better......poor effort....5.5/10 for me

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^dude is anyone else using your account coz theze are pretty gr8 rating for average/terrible movies

Could'nt have agreed more.....:grin::grin:
 

Krow

Crowman
Just saw Time Crimes recommended by sam9s.

9.5/10 from me. Awesome movie. Right up there with the likes of Primer in terms of hardcore sci-fi. Extremely well made and thought out. Primer was very complex and needs a second watch. This one is not that complex, but that is better in a way as you don't lose orientation at any time. Thanks for the recommendation. Must watch for all, whether you are a sci-fi fan or not.

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Here is imdb link for the film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480669/
 

sam9s

The High 5 Flyer
SAW 6 Ok finally went ahead with the 6th installment of my fav series saw. Frankly saw 5 shoudl'nt have existed (the crappiest part), the problem with 5 was it did nothing as far as the script and characters goes, 6th does a wonderfull job, quite a few loose ends were tied handsomely in the installment, grippy direction, there is no supper twist as such like the first 4, but all in all the thrill was maintained. The complexity of the traps has returned and they are really gruesome and well thought. Happy to see SAW series revive it charm with the 6th installment......6.5/10 for me

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Just saw Time Crimes recommended by sam9s

9.5/10 from me. Awesome movie. Right up there with the likes of Primer in terms of hardcore sci-fi. Extremely well made and thought out. Primer was very complex and needs a second watch. This one is not that complex, but that is better in a way as you don't lose orientation at any time. Thanks for the recommendation. Must watch for all, whether you are a sci-fi fan or not.

Nice to know you liked it........have you seen Cypher try that as well..dont compare it with Time Crimes thought.....but as an independent movie its well though, you should like it.
 

rhitwick

Democracy is a myth
A Man Who Was Superman 8.8/10

Superman is cured!!!

A very heart worming movie. Brilliantly acted by both the lead actors. A bit drags to bring the climax, but I want to overlook that.

All in all a great watch. If only "My name is Khan" could be like this :rolleyes:
 

Krow

Crowman
Nice to know you liked it........have you seen Cypher try that as well..dont compare it with Time Crimes thought.....but as an independent movie its well though, you should like it.
I have seen Cypher. I found the plot to be very good, full of surprises till the end. I felt something was missing in the film otherwise. Maybe it was the pace of the film, not sure what. Vincenzo Natali is a good director, but his Cube was much better thought out and made than Cypher.


I have a question: Do any of you guys know where to buy movies online? I mean I am looking for a website like Flipkart is for books. Discounts on the MRP, free shipping and reliable. Also I want them to stock all these rare, not so well known films. For example: Los Cronocrimenes, etc. It would be better if it is an Indian website as I am not sure how to pay an International one. I use debit/ATM cards to pay and I am open to a bank account transfer. I don't have a credit card/internet banking account, etc. Please guide me with this. Thanks in advance.
 

Ethan_Hunt

Aspiring Novelist
Saw VI - WOW! This one was pretty good. It's been a long break from the SAW series for me, but this part was quite refreshing. The end was completely shocking. Traps were quite good, but some of them could have been gorier.
 
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