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Memento (2000)

This is one of the best thriller movies I saw until now, definitely.

A pure mind-blowing experience, a masterpiece, to be honest.

Info: A man is determined to find justice after the loss of a loved one,

even though he is incapable of fully remembering the crime.

Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano,

Director and writer: Christopher Nolan

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Few movies I intend to watch next week:

The Equalizer (2014), Brick Mansions (2014), This Is Where I Leave You (2014).

If you loved Memento, then i suggest you watch "Irréversible", its a 2002 Gaspar Noe film starring Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel.

Its kind of a thriller, probably more of a drama, but it definetly has some thrilling moments, but it has a very similar time-shuffle kind of thing going on, where you see abit of present, abit of past in an interlaced way, so you gradually understand more and more of whats going and and what lead to the actions that were taken.

Its a really captivating movie, with some really strong scenes, scenes that will stay in your head for a while.

If you enjoyed Memento, i think you will also enjoy Irréversible.

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Watched a lot of movie this couple of days due to no internet connection at my home. (Thankfully I got bucket load of movie ready in my HD) :D

English movie:

Training Day (2001) - Who would not love Denzel Washington? Can't believe I missed this one all these years. Brilliant and strong performance by the man himself. The main idea of this movie is about the senior detective giving an audition to a rookie and to take him under his wings. How he teach the rookie to become a detective and what do's and dont's. It's all happened in one day during the audition. If you like Denzel Washington, I seriously suggest you to watch this. 8/10

The Beaver (2011) - An old man fighting depression with a unique way of developing another identity out of a beaver puppet. It does sound like a comedy movie, but it does not, more like a drama genre. A really great idea of a movie - I enjoyed this one. 7.5/10

Playing For Keeps (2012) - Basically a movie about post-popular sport icon and how he handle himself after the limelight. About football players (he played for Celtic and Liverpool :P) becoming a fulltime soccer coach for kids in the neighborhood and try to keep his family together. 5/10

The November Man (2014) - A predictable espionage movie. 4/10

The Mule (2014) - Based on true event. If you like drug, mule and how to deal with authorities if you get caught, you might want to watch this. It got a good review but I don't really enjoyed it. 4/10

The Equalizer (2014) - Maybe I expected more from this movie, especially because I'm a fan of two of it's main actor, but I guess it doesn't live up to my expectation. Kinda straight forward for my liking and it's not one of Denzel Washington finest work imo. 6/10

The Guest (2014) - Waste of time. Not even making any sense from the beginning, I meant why would you invited some strangers to stay at your house? 4/10

If I Stay (2014) - If you like coma, romance related movie, this might be your cup of tea, just not mine. But I like all the song in the movie tho. 6/10

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - Good one for it's genre. Always enjoyed this kind of movie (Biography), strong performance from DiCaprio once again. But I would like it more if they focus equally on pre, during and post his nickname as 'Wolf of Wall Street'. 7.5/10

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) - It's a sequel from The Purge, but if you want to just watch this one it's still makes sense. The movie plot is not the best; it's just average for my liking. What I really like about this movie is it's idea. The idea is really good just the execution is average. If done right it would make a good movie franchise imo. 6/10

Gone Girl (2014) - One of the best film in this list. Not gonna write much here, because I might give away some plot or something. All I can say is the idea is really great, the plot is good (albeit it's taken from book), the acting is strong, everyone been raving about Ben Affleck but I think Rosamund Pike gave a more strong and memorable performance on this one. 9/10

Foreign movie:

The Yellow Sea (2010) - A main story about the North Korean people that lives in China, that are trying to get a work in South Korea. Some of the earlier plot are confusing but it does makes some sense at the end. Bloodbath and lots of action flick. 7/10

A Company Man (2012) - Another action flick movie about a contract killer and how he wants to leave the job. Not great but okay for a casual action flick based on Korean action movie. 6.5/10

Madras Cafe (2013) - An Hindi espionage action movie, don't worry this is not the usual stuff like the actor can stop the car with one hand or damage the car door with a flick or something, it doesn't even have a singing part in the movie! The story line is about the unrest between Sri Lanka's Tamil rebel and India government. It is not a true event but it resemble a lot of events that happened in India during that period. Worth checking out if you are into Hindi movie. 7.5/10

Way Back Home (2013) - A Korean movie, based on true story about a drug mule and how the character stranded in foreign country. Imagine a Korean (can't even speak English) stranded in France. It's good to watch non-action Korean movie once in a while. 6/10

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Brick Mansions (2014)

An American remake of the French movie Banlieue 13 (District 13).

It's Walker's last movie, very good performance from Paul, in my opinion.

The action scenes are good, nice parkour and pretty funny sometimes.

Overall, it could have been much better, had bigger expectations..

But I still recommend it, worth watching, especially if you saw D13.

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A Lonely Place to Die

Though you might think it is a film about the state of the SM forum nowadays it is in fact a film about kidnapping/climbing/survival.

Stars Melissa George of Home and Away fame and the odd other decent film i have seen. She seems to be a bit of a low budget star but she does a decent job. Also staring some other women who was in Eastenders last year :o

Good entertaining story. Not taxing or that gruesome just a nice evening of entertainment :)

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The list of nominations for the 87th Academy Awards

Best Picture

“American Sniper”

“Birdman”

“Boyhood”

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

“The Imitation Game”

“Selma”

“The Theory of Everything”

“Whiplash”

Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”

Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”

Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Actress in a Leading Role

Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”

Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”

Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, “The Judge”

Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”

Edward Norton, “Birdman”

Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”

J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Laura Dern, “Wild”

Emma Stone, “Birdman”

Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Directing

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Animated Feature Film

“Big Hero 6”

“The Boxtrolls”

“How to Train Your Dragon 2”

“Song of the Sea”

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

Robert D. Yeoman, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski, “Ida”

Dick Pope, “Mr. Turner”

Roger Deakins, “Unbroken”

Costume Design

Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Mark Bridges, “Inherent Vice”

Colleen Atwood, “Into the Woods”

Anna B. Sheppard, “Maleficent”

Jacqueline Durran, “Mr. Turner”

Nominations (by movie):

“Birdman” – 9

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – 9

“The Imitation Game” – 8

“Boyhood” – 6

“American Sniper” – 6

“Whiplash” – 5

“Interstellar” – 5

“Foxcatcher” – 5

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The list of nominations for the 87th Academy Awards

Best Picture

“American Sniper”

“Birdman”

“Boyhood”

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

“The Imitation Game”

“Selma”

“The Theory of Everything”

“Whiplash”

Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell' date=' “Foxcatcher”

Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”

Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Actress in a Leading Role

Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”

Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”

Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, “The Judge”

Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”

Edward Norton, “Birdman”

Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”

J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Laura Dern, “Wild”

Emma Stone, “Birdman”

Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Directing

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Animated Feature Film

“Big Hero 6”

“The Boxtrolls”

“How to Train Your Dragon 2”

“Song of the Sea”

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

Robert D. Yeoman, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski, “Ida”

Dick Pope, “Mr. Turner”

Roger Deakins, “Unbroken”

Costume Design

[/b]Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Mark Bridges, “Inherent Vice”

Colleen Atwood, “Into the Woods”

Anna B. Sheppard, “Maleficent”

Jacqueline Durran, “Mr. Turner”

Nominations (by movie):

“Birdman” – 9

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – 9

“The Imitation Game” – 8

“Boyhood” – 6

“American Sniper” – 6

“Whiplash” – 5

“Interstellar” – 5

“Foxcatcher” – 5

Can't choose between Birdman & Whiplash so it's a tie! Guessing as I haven't seen most of them :o but u never know :eek::P;)

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oscars.jpg

The list of nominations for the 87th Academy Awards

Best Picture

“American Sniper”

“Birdman”

“Boyhood”

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

“The Imitation Game”

“Selma”

“The Theory of Everything”

“Whiplash”

Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell' date=' “Foxcatcher”

Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”

Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Actress in a Leading Role

Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”

Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”

Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, “The Judge”

Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”

Edward Norton, “Birdman”

Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”

J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Laura Dern, “Wild”

Emma Stone, “Birdman”

Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Directing

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Animated Feature Film

“Big Hero 6”

“The Boxtrolls”

“How to Train Your Dragon 2”

“Song of the Sea”

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

Robert D. Yeoman, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski, “Ida”

Dick Pope, “Mr. Turner”

Roger Deakins, “Unbroken”

Costume Design

Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Mark Bridges, “Inherent Vice”

Colleen Atwood, “Into the Woods”

Anna B. Sheppard, “Maleficent”

Jacqueline Durran, “Mr. Turner”

Nominations (by movie):

“Birdman” – 9

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – 9

“The Imitation Game” – 8

“Boyhood” – 6

“American Sniper” – 6

“Whiplash” – 5

“Interstellar” – 5

“Foxcatcher” – 5

Here is what i think of it, there were a couple of really close calls, but imo Birdman will own these Oscars.

The Directing one was the hardest for me to choose, Birdman is magnificently directed, but Boyhood is such a cinematic achievment, 12 years in the making, having the actors actually age within the movie and to actually manage to finish it, is something truly extraordinary and worthy of an oscar. Thugh if Inarritu wins (and he has good chances), ill be just as happy.

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Though I agree that Birdman and Whiplash should be top choice, I think it will go "Boyhood" way (at least for the best movie and directing). Don't know why, but I think most of my favourites will "lose" this year.

For instance, leading actor - Gyllenhaal should be there before Bradley Cooper and though Keaton would be my first choice for a win, I wouldn't be surprised if they give the award to Redmayne or Carrell. Supporting role is a must for J.K. Simmons - any other option would be a tragedy despite good performances from other nominees.

Leading actress will be interesting - I'd go for Rosamund Pike, but Julianne Moore is a strong top choice from critics. I have yet to see what's the fuss about Witherspoon's "Wild", so can't really judge on that one. Same for Laura Dern in supporting role but that is going to be between Patricia Arquette and Meryl Streep (simply because it's Meryl Streep :))

Anyway, it's Oscars - who said anything about the best one always winning the award :)

Oh, and as usual, foreign movie is what shouldn't be overlooked - need to see few of them :)

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No Lego Movie' date=' Guardians of the Galaxy or Nightcrawler? Pfft.[/quote']

Lego Movie was probably my favourite film last year. Its brilliant and can't wait for a new one. Its poor if that film doesn't get some recognition. :(

Just saw Guardians... the other day and thought that was really good too and thats coming from someone who isnt a big comic book fan.

Havent seen Nightcrawler yet.

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Watched Night of the Museum 3 and The Gambler over the last couple of days and both are worth a watch, I am going to watch Taken 3 later as the trailers look decent enough to draw me to watch.

Oh and I think the Oscars are balls, too much self-promtion, ego massaging and arse-kissing for my liking.

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No Lego Movie' date=' Guardians of the Galaxy or Nightcrawler? Pfft.[/quote']

Anything sci-fi/fantasy is sadly looked down upon when it comes to the Oscars. That's why the clean sweep for LOTR at the 2004 ceremony was even sweeter for anyone who enjoys films of said categories. Whilst they could have chosen something else in various categories, it'd have been criminal for LOTR to miss out.

Other than that, I can't remember many other fantasy films doing that well. Avatar possibly being the exception.

Edit: of course films like Star Wars (all six) and ET were recognised, but not as much as they should have been.

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Watched The Raid 2 the other night, it was really great. An 8/10 for me. It has a better story, well developled characters and clearly has a larger budget however I felt the music in The Raid: Redemption was so much more effective in making the film feel so intense. So I'd say I like the films about as much as each other.

I also watched The Fugitive for the first time last night. A classic thriller that didnt disappoint. Another 8/10 for me.

Also, I saw The Riot Club at cinemas a few months back. Hands down the worst film I've ever seen. Truly awful. Anyone else seen it? And what is everyone elses worst ever film?

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The Theory of Everything: insightful love story on life and faith. James Marsh nailed it' date=' following most of the book's story.[/quote']

I already knew the story, having lived through all those times & following his life story as he actually lived it & carved out those great achievements, personal & public, tragic & historic :eek:

What an incredible film, what an incredible life. It brought tears to my eyes not out of sadness but truely out of joy. Not only a man's indomitable spirit, also a great example of mankinds indomitable spirit & of those people surrounding & supporting Stephen Hawkings.

He is truely a legend in his own lifetime & the Film got just about everything perfectly. 10/10 for me :):):) I am proud to be part of the same "tribe" as this man.

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oscars.jpg

The list of nominations for the 87th Academy Awards

Best Picture

“American Sniper”

“Birdman”

“Boyhood”

The Grand Budapest Hotel

“The Imitation Game”

“Selma”

“The Theory of Everything”

“Whiplash”

Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”

Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”

Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Actress in a Leading Role

Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”

Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”

Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, “The Judge”

Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”

Edward Norton, “Birdman”

Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”

J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Laura Dern, “Wild”

Emma Stone, “Birdman”

Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Directing

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Animated Feature Film

“Big Hero 6”

“The Boxtrolls”

“How to Train Your Dragon 2”

“Song of the Sea”

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

No comment

Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

Robert D. Yeoman, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” This is the most likely of my choices.

Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski, “Ida”

Dick Pope, “Mr. Turner”

Roger Deakins, “Unbroken”

Costume Design

Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Mark Bridges, “Inherent Vice”

Colleen Atwood, “Into the Woods”

Anna B. Sheppard, “Maleficent”

Jacqueline Durran, “Mr. Turner”

Nominations (by movie):

“Birdman” – 9

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – 9

“The Imitation Game” – 8

“Boyhood” – 6

“American Sniper” – 6

“Whiplash” – 5

“Interstellar” – 5

“Foxcatcher” – 5

My picks. I really liked the way The Grand Budapest Hotel was done. I'm leaning between Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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Just watch The Judge (2014) last night, enjoyed it.

It was a long movie (140 min), but the pace is good, so you wouldn't notice the time.

I really like the scene where .... *spoiler*

... they were in the courthouse and Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) asked Judge Palmer (Robert Duvall) about his childhood memories.

Hank Palmer : I have memories. Of us. You, me. Then I don't. How come? Why?

Judge Palmer : Why? *sigh* I looked at you and I saw him.

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I try not to read any description of what the films are about or where they are set.

Unbroken: 7-10 Very good movie , a must see if only to see how the main characters body looks in the start to the end pretty shocking.

Fury: 5-10 Could have been a good movie but just not believable even though it possibly did happen in real life it wasn't in the movie.

The Gambler: 4-10 Absolute garbage and even by the title predictable.

Inbetweeners 2: 4 -10 Has nothing on the first film very disappointed.

American Sniper: 5-10 Pretty sure i've seen the exact same film before.

Annie: 6 - 10 I actually enjoyed this :)

Dumb & Dumber To: 6 - 10 Good to see Jim Carey in this role again looks no different quite funny.

The Maze Runner: 7-10 Predictable but was good.

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This is the trailer to the sequel of the 2012 movie "Iron Sky", which im not going to spoil for you :P, you go read the description of the movie yourself :D

Anyway this is the sequel that is (supposedly) coming out in 2016, its definetly going to be my most anticipated movie of 2016 hahahah

If you have a liking for super trash movies, then it doesnt get any better than this :D

And if you havent seen the 2012 Iron Sky, you're missing on something really 'special' :rolleyes:

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