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  1. Account suspended
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    11 Jan '14 08:38
    (*Hm, this thread seems to have prospect of longevity...)
    In 2012 it was only 1 (one!), Sherlock Holmes sequel in February.

    But last year, 2013, I saw several feature (and documentaries at CPH DOX), all of them whilst I was on the road, that is - in Copenhagen.

    Belgian "Broken Circle Breakdown" (at the time it wasn't Oscar nominee yet).
    It was supposed to be a study of disintegration of a family after they lost a child. Somehow it looks like je...ng off on the subject.

    "My Life With Liberace" is not about Liberace but about - Douglas. He is too macho for this part. A Danish review has a title "Gekko and Bourne met each other under the sheets"

    "Butler" Modernized version of "Roots". It was funny to see so many American presidents in one movie (hey, I am going to see punk band Presidents of USA in Utrecht in February!), played by unexpected actors...

    "Counselor" by McCarthy & Scott Danish review said: "protagonists exchange pocket philosophy while drinking beer or whiskey..." I didn't find any deeper content

    ...
    Now in Belgrade I can see Scorsese's Wall Street Wolf,
    Secret Life of Walter Mitty,
    and... that's all (I don-t count cartoons).

    And for January 20th- I plan to go to the Cinemathque to see triple program of Louis de Funès.
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    11 Jan '14 09:19
    A Swedish film about the Swedish singer Monica Zetterlund, "Monica Z", and before that "The Butler".
  3. Dumnonia
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    11 Jan '14 09:40
    Gravity.

    I enjoyed it but it would have benefitted from using unknown actors IMO.
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    11 Jan '14 09:47
    Ender`s game. A fair movie I would say. Just don`t expect the depth of the book.

    I will watch Walter Mitty soon.
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    11 Jan '14 10:14
    I highly recommend: "Twelve years a Slave", "42", "Gatsby", "The Butler", "Inequality for All" and "The Wolf of Wall Street". I missed seeing a few good ones. Will have to catch up via Netflicks or check out the DVD once it arrives at the library. Has anyone seen "Her"? It sounds like a good one.
  6. Dumnonia
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    11 Jan '14 10:23
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Ender`s game. A fair movie I would say. Just don`t expect the depth of the book.

    I will watch Walter Mitty soon.
    I thought the book was terrible. Maybe I'm in the minority.
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    11 Jan '14 10:48
    American Hustle

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1800241/

    Christian Bale
    Bradley Cooper
    Amy Adams
    Jennifer Lawrence

    Based on:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abscam

    "The investigation ultimately led to the conviction of a U.S. senator, six members of the House of Representatives, one member of the New Jersey State Senate, members of the Philadelphia City Council, the Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, and an inspector for the Immigration and Naturalization Service."
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    11 Jan '14 12:48
    Wolf Of Wall Street.

    Did not know it was a porno though!
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    11 Jan '14 20:12
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Gravity.

    I enjoyed it but it would have benefitted from using unknown actors IMO.
    You're probably right but selling a sci-fi with little dialogue and just
    two actors to prospective backers would be difficult without big names.

    good film though - and all British Special Effects!!
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    11 Jan '14 20:18
    Lincoln, or maybe Skyfall.
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    11 Jan '14 22:11
    Nebraska.

    It's great. It's just like any old day of the week in rural Nebraska.
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    11 Jan '14 22:32
    Castaway on the moon

    South Korean, exquisite.
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    12 Jan '14 04:20
    Thor: The Dark World

    I'm a comic-book geek. I've seen all the movies based on Marvel's characters (I love Stan Lee!), and significantly fewer movies based on DC Comics characters (I missed the last Batman movie AND the last Superman movie). I'll be right there when the Captain America sequel comes out in April.

    But I *still* have yet to see Catching Fire. 😞
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    12 Jan '14 05:28
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    You're probably right but selling a sci-fi with little dialogue and just
    two actors to prospective backers would be difficult without big names.

    good film though - and all British Special Effects!!
    I read somewhere (can't find it now, so all I'll say is I agree with it) that the choice of recognizable stars was to make the characters they portrayed more immediately accessible to the audience in terms of the kind of people they were. Bullock does what we expect she can do, Clooney does what we expect he will do.
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    18 Jan '14 18:50
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Ender`s game. A fair movie I would say. Just don`t expect the depth of the book.

    I will watch Walter Mitty soon.
    I have seen the movie now and am impressed. It is only vaguely associated with the famous short story though.
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