Movies Watched In November 2012

I lifted this idea from someone else without informing and I guess this is the best way to share movies you watched in a month than in a week. It is also helpful if someone have to revisit or refer this thread or particular thread one is looking for. During such discussions only I happen to see many good to excellent movies that made my days. I hope you all share as well.

My Left Foot – One hell of a brilliant performance i have ever seen from a male artist as well as the child artist (though small role). No doubt why he won academy award for the performance in this film! I liked the intention and motive of the movie but the flow of story was bit disappointing. The movie is about a boy with 75% paralysis. Only his left foot and middle body along with his face and head is movable. How he was ignored initially but later goes on to become famous writer and painter while painting and writing via his left foot. 4/5 (1 point extra just for his performance).

I was not aware of the actor’s real identity or his name when I watched “My Left Foot” and after few days I had a discussion with Dhamaka and he recommended another movie “in the name of Father”.

In the name of Father – first half was really good but i was blown out by his performance during his interrogation in the movie where he breaks down into tears. That was so so real. I have hardly seen any male character enact with such realism. As I said He is just brilliant and then I came to know he is the same actor acted in My left foot . Story is about innocent irish people being accused and punished by ruling England courts for the crime they haven’t done that includes father and son, aunt and other relatives. Later helped by one brit lawyer which also brings govt involvement in misuse of law and order. It is based on true story. Second half is very slow. 3.5/5 (0.5 for daneil) After this film i watched,

The Last of Mohicans – The film looks bad in front of 300, troy, lord of the rings etc… but when you know it was made many years ago then it’s watchable. This time i didn’t like his performance that much. Note: The background Music or Theme of the film is Epic.

There will be blood – I was really not sure whether the oilman daniel is the daneil lewis. one can recognize amitab in paa but not lewis in ‘there will be blood’ and that too with just one mustache. Movie was too slow but his performance was mindblowing and one can differentiate that if they have seen his other two films. I even checked the end credits to confirm whether it is daneil lewis or not. Huge difference in appearance, his dialects, language, pitch and man it was so real the way they shown him grow from the middle aged man to older man and all his speeches looked so real. I didn’t like the film much but his performance was unbelievable (as i said you have to watch his previous films to understand it or to know the difference).

Revanche – French film which was not that interesting except some nude show offs of prostitute. will give 2.5/5 The

Intouchables – Again French movie but really touched with the film. Excellent direction with excellent cinematography and excellent performances by each characters. A black guy is hired by a paralyzed billionaire who later on goes to become very close friend of hired care taker. It has many funny moments that brings smile of your face. 4.5/5

The Help – All about maids and didn’t find it interesting as well. It will bore you till death. Some who have patience might like it but I couldn’t stand more than 60 odd minutes. I have seen much worse than this in real life how maids are treated and their personal life stories. If I have to compare to those shown in the movie then maids of “The Help” lived luxurious life compared to the miserable life of real maids specially those belong to Asian countries. Also why does Whites normally hire Black’s as maid – Most common observation that I have come across. Be it films or be it during your tour to foreign locations. 1/5

Sideways – after getting recommended in one of my own thread by prg, i watched the movie. It was a timepass movie with slow first half. 2.5/5

Red Lights – It was a good movie about a scientist and her student clearing the doubts and removing all misconceptions about para normal activities. They also go on proving some magicians, godman and their frauds. It has very good ending with some twists in between. 3.5/5

Bait – Its another shark story where they failed miserably. 1.5/5

Remember the Titans – Inspiring movie about the football team who go on winning undefeated state championship. When there were terrible differences between blacks and whites, a school appoints a black football coach replacing some 11 time hall of fame white coach creating a rift between the school management and parents. The black coach succeeds bring in together the whites and blacks along with the former coach under him as assistant followed by thumping victory both on and off the field. One scene was brilliant when the coach takes his team to graveyard and talks about it. 4/5

Soul Surfer – A teenager whose only aim of life is to be the best surfer loses her hand in an attack by shark. However she survives the incident and get herself ready to surf again. watch the movie to knw the fate rating 3/5

Big Boss season 6 – Almost covered all episodes by now on youtube which i never cared for any of the past season of big boss till now. I am loving each episode and its a blast especially when salman blasts the members. All are decent members this time and most rules are being taken for granted due to siddu paaji… 8/10 most of the episodes and two of the weekend shows 10/10 for sheer entertainment.

Eega – Pathetic Trailer but excellent film. When i saw the trailer, it looked pathetic too me and all the praise for rajmouli or something looked fake or overrated but after watching the movie he deserves all the accolades from various critics, fans and bloggers. Excellent movie with 3 beautiful songs. Sudeep has grown as an excellent actor. I use to like him in Kannada movies earlier too. I liked his intense but short character in Rakt Charitra as inspector. simple story told, with very good visuals, cinematography and special effects. I just loved the film for its simplicity. Rating 4.5/5

Iron Man 2 – I had watched Iron man and loved the whole concept, idea and technology used in it along with excellent comic timing of Robert Downey. But the trailers of Iron Man 2 looked too OTT and hence skipped. When I saw Avengers (by trailer even this one was looking pathetic and more of a children type than entertainment for all), i thought i should watch Iron man2 as well. I am happy that I watched it and it was as good as part 1 but part one had good story along with visuals. I would rate 4/5 again

Philadelphia – As I mentioned above about daneils performance during his interrogation, you gotta watch tom hanks performance during that opera song playing at the background during discussion of the case. It’s a really inspiring and touchy film that is recommended to all and off-course one of the Best Tom hanks movies. You also need to see the end scene in court and hospital bed. He made to look the character so real. 4.5/5

No Smoking – due to some doctor’s recommendation and his high thoughts on this forum about the film No smoking forced me to check out the film and later regretted watching it for more than one and a half hour. I couldn’t get through the climax and stopped watching it further. hell of a confusing flick but may be last 10 min might have had never seen before twist or something but whats the worth when one is spending so much time on the film that is nothing but a bullshit sort of story till the last remaining 10 mins or so. Many told me that there was nothing in last 10 mins as everyone were expecting something to happen but falls flat. Thanks God I stopped. I would recommend “no watching’” 0.5/5

Kamaal Dhamaal malaamal – don’t know did i include in one of my recommendation threads or not but watched this movie few days back. It was just bakwas and don’t waste your time watching this shit rating. 1/5

A willow tree – Iranian film that gives a moral message as well, people pray to God wishing something that they don’t have and then misusing it when it is finally granted. A film about blind man who lived as a blind man for 38 years goes to paris for eye operation. There are slight chances of him to see again but will the operation be successful and if successful how his life will be later on who lived in darkness for 38yrs. How will he treat to his closed ones who supported him all through his life or will he vent out anger and frustration for being dependent on others? Recommended to everyone with a rating of 4/5

Baran – Majid Majidi is a famous director from Iran who directed Children of heaven which was widely recognized. This film is about purity of love/lust/infatuation or whatever feeling it was captured onscreen brilliantly. Overall film is very slow but different. Loved everyone’s performances and again recommended to all ;) 3.5/5

PS: looks like I had no work to do at all :P

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31 Comments

  1. SCHOLES said:

    @FS i will officially like to request @mods to make this on the top post.

    Otherwise, it will be a debris in Diwali Releases.

    Its a terrific set of films that u have seen, can i say it makes me jealous.

    I am happy u saw My Left Foot….

    I am bit unhappy u didnt review my friends performance in Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal :P the heroine is my college friend :) hoping she makes it big… she is a good star of telugu cinema!

    The last of mohicans: Brother please listen to that haunting music… and try to remember in which hindi movie they copied it ;) but i can assure without the copy i would have never traced the original.. :)

    And if u Daniel Lewis fan, check out Lincoln… i guess its a guarranteed Oscar… i am awaiting it…. He is incredible…

  2. AwesomeAkshay said:

    Movies i watched this month(NOV)
    >Inception
    >Imagine that
    >Humans vs Zombies
    >I now Pronounce u Chuck and Larry
    >Grown ups
    >Going the Distance
    .
    Haven’t watched any of these :(

  3. ank_16n said:

    For 1st time I have come across your Article FS where i have not watched Some movies—–and that’s a big Thing as its bollywood or hollywood I think i have watched Maximum movies that any one can watch.And i can’t even count how many movies i have watched in Nov–but Above 100 is for sure the best i have seen this nov as far as i can remember is August Rush(1st Time) and bourne Identity(for 25th time)

    Intouchables–5 on 10 still can’t find a single reason why this is so hyped movie in France and USA.

    The Help–7 on 10 good movie quite touching and that lady do deserve that oscar that she won this year.

    Remember the Titans–4 on 10 boring to say the least.

    Soul Surfer–2 on 10

    Big Boss season 6—Liked the BB 3 where vindu singh won most followed by Season 1 though didn’t liked the guy who won and season 2 where Ashutosh won
    then season 4 while didn’t liked last two seasons as it has gone way below the standard.

    Eega–8.5 on 10 Game changer in Indian Cinema.

    Iron Man 2—5 on 10 that too because i liked the last hour….rest was boring for me.

    No Smoking—yaar meri dukhti rakh ko kyu chedh diya . I still remember that day when i Watched this movie in theatre with 2 other people in 200 capacity hall…
    This movie is beyond Rating …

    Rest i haven’t watched.

  4. prg said:

    some of the movies(1st,2nd,3rd and 5th) are in my download and watch-list

    have watched eega, remember the titans and of course sideways. love all esp. sideways.

    when i first watched there will be blood… i felt sleepy… have not tried it again

    in philadelphia, i loved Denzel much more than Tom

    have not watched any movies lately … but i did watch The Raid Redemption… good action movie.

  5. FS said:

    Rooney – thanks n yeah the only good thing about kamaal dhamal was the heroine – she was cute n beautiful. Lewis films are usually boring and only thing that differentiate is his acting.

    Ank – name the films tht u watched with snall review n rating so that it helps fellow readers n members.

    Awesomeakshay – please give ur one or two line review with ratings.

    Prg – yes as i said lewis movies are slow paced n do watch iranian movies.

  6. AwesomeAkshay said:

    Inception > I just watched it a day before and was left awestruck . Nolan is a ****** genius (4.5/5).
    Imagine that > It was a nice family movie . sometimes a bit boring but overall nice. (3/5)
    Humans vs zombies > It was utter Crap . Total waste of time . (1.5/5)
    I now Pronounce u Chuck and Larry> It was a nice comedy movie . I enjoyed it . (3.5/5)
    Grown ups > This movie is a no- brainer , Makes u feel good in bits . (2.5/5)
    Going the Distance > I enjoyed this movie . The movie is predictable but still i liked it. It was funny . (3/5).

  7. Serenzy said:

    I am a Huge Daniel Day Lewis Fan… Only an Actor of his ‘Level’ cud have Overshadowed Di Caprio with his ‘Butcher’ Act in Gangs of NY.

    So after MLF, ITNOTF and TWBB, It is Elementary you Watch GONY Next.

    ……………

    Movies I Watched :-

    - English Vinglish
    In 6 Words – ‘The BEST Movie of The Year’

    Got Such a Feeling aftr a Long Time after Udaan, WUS.

    Revised Rating – 4.5/5

    - OMG!
    Good but Over-rated.

    Phenomenal Success at the BO.
    3/5

    - SOTY
    Good and Quiet Liked by Many… Instead, I haven’t Seen People Really *Bashing* it Unless they took the Movie Seriously OR Watched it in a Bad Mood.
    3/5

  8. Serenzy said:

    - Skyfall
    Utterly Boring Crap…Even ETT, Don2 were Better than this.

    - John Carter
    People who Bash Singham, RR, Dabangg, Wanted but Suck Up to Such Horrendous Movies are the Biggest Pseudos around.

    I Wonder how the Actors cud Act in this Movie with a Straight Face On.

    - Wanted[Angie Jolie]
    Wannabe SciFi with Pathetic Scenes all around..
    I am So Over Such Routine H’Wood Movies Now .

    - Rio
    One of the Bestestest Animation Movies ever and Really Close to My Heart.

    Jesse Eisenberg Makes Blu, One of the Most Adorable Characters in Animation History.

    - Kung Fu Panda2
    Heavily heavily Dissapointed with the Sequel of Probably One of the GREATEST MOVIES of All Times…

    Expected Much Better Po!
    :(

    - ETT
    2.5/5

  9. prg said:

    @FS..
    “Prg – yes as i said lewis movies are slow paced n do watch iranian movies.”

    i have watched a few irani movies and liked each of them except may be “Taste of Cherry” …. many irani movies are on watch-list… but not finding time nowadays to watch movies

    forgot to mention but i have watched Baran … i liked it but still my least favorite among 4 Majidi movies i have watched

    @serenzy
    1.” John Carter
    People who Bash Singham, RR, Dabangg, Wanted but Suck Up to Such Horrendous Movies are the Biggest Pseudos around.”

    i hope JTW is reading this. :D

    2.” Only an Actor of his ‘Level’ cud have Overshadowed Di Caprio with his ‘Butcher’ Act in Gangs of NY”

    i think u r over-rating Di Caprio in the first place… i have not watched Daniel’s movies to judge him…. i almost slept during TWB… so cant tell how good he was…. i have been wanting to watch Gangs of New York and My Left Foot for so long… but still have not …. will watch some day soon

    3. agree on Wanted.

    4. Rio… i have not watched it as i do not watch animation stuff much… but among the ones i have watched RANGO is the most favorite… love it… then comes Fantastic Mr Fox and Kung Fu Panda

  10. ank_16n said:

    August Rush– 8 on 10 movie is a journey of a boy in search of his parents through his connectivity with Music—Loved this movie for its Vibe,Music and Innocence.

    bourne Identity–Best Matt Damon .1st part in the Best seller Bourne series.Loved its Un-conventional Story Suspense to the core and Brilliant Execution.This movie beyond Rating for me.

    Shooter–7.5 on 10 mark wahlberg one of the finest work maybe after The Italian Job .Its about A shooter whose mission lands him in Trouble.Liked this movie because of its Dark and Sensible take on US Administration.

    The Departed-8 on 10.Again a very good take on US Administration and Police System along with 3 of the finest Actors in Hollywood.

    Dude Where’s my car-5.5 on 10.Liked this movie only for its bizarreness and its OTT comedy.

    RunDowwn- 7 on 10. Dwayne johnson one of the best movie after Fast 5 and The Game Plan.

    Possidon-4 on 10. arealy bad take on Titanic.

    These are just Few of which I have watched in oct-Nov…This list include English.
    as Hindi are just too many to mention.

  11. Nirjhar said:

    @FS Thanks for taking the initiative … I have been wanting to restart this thread for quite some time, but not getting enough time … doing it month-wise is good idea, just hope it doesn’t get lost in the flood of new threads.

    Though I like Daniel Day Lewis I lost my interest after some time while watching “There Will Be Blood” and quit, I guess it will need a better frame of mind to watch.

    I’m sad that you didn’t like “The Last of the Mohicans”, it is a very dear film to me :(

    I was planning to watch “The Help”, now little confused after your views :) … “why does Whites normally hire Black’s as maid – Most common observation that I have come across” – may be there are more available than the whites!

    “Red Lights” is already in my watchlist … both Ironman 1 & 2 were underwhelming for me

    Will put down my watched ones sometime later

  12. FS said:

    Watched Ponyo – Animation film from the famous director of spirited away. Animation was good but didn’t like the story that much. He tried to put some twists to the story but failed badly. 2/5

  13. Nirjhar said:

    @FS

    Start with Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke … then there is My Neighbor Totoro, but you have to see it in leisure without any hurry because if you’re accustomed with fast paced movies you may find it dull as there is not much excitement and practically no villains in it

  14. FS said:

    Watched Heroine – Its bit of Dirty Picture, bit of Page 3 and bit of Fashion mixed together to make something new out of it but in the end it looked like a simple plain story of an actress and her possessive nature loosing the temperament of patience. Anyways, I liked the film and it was nice except the end part… Performance wise Kareena was good and randeep hooda took all the limelight from Arjun Rampal…

    Watched Illusionist – Film was Ok and but mostly it was surreal…. they didn’t even disclose how he did those tricks and using what equipments. Mostly it was more of an imaginative than realistic and I believe “Prestige” was much much better compared ot Illusionist… As from entertainment point of view, it keeps you engrossed throughout but the final revelation doesn’t surprise you at all. Moreover it is predictable.

    Watched Confession – Best Korean movie I have seen so far… Just brilliant… Each and everything about the movie is just brilliant…. the kids and all the characters performed really well and the script is intelligently written. Awesome.. Thanks RJ for recommendation and Cr for intimidating me to see the film…

  15. FS said:

    Watched Songs of Sparrows – Liked it but one thing i came to know from majid Majidi that he tries to portray a film the way life is… Its not like in the end you either get to rejoice or get depressed… Life moves on and he has hardly shown anything that is not realistic in approach… I love his films for his honesty and to keep it simple.

  16. Zubair said:

    Watched
    JULYi: a telegu film in english subtitles, it was an intelligent movie made in a desi style,allu arjun at his best, Devi sri prasad has given one of the best album of his career.

    RE-WATCHED JIGER KALEJA:{hindi dubbed} this is the film i have watched more than 20 times, know every single line of this movie, mahesh babu was so good as a bhagvaan texi driver, mahes babu’s dressing and action are the main highlihts. Govinda song is so amazing and catchy.

    SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN:didn’t like it, everything was looking so fake, watched it only for hemsworth.

    FOUR BROTHERS:its story revoles around four adopted sons in search of their mothers killer.it was okayish.

    3{tamil with englsh subtitles} watching it was one of most memorables experience of my life, cried for 15 minutes after watching it, dhanush was so deep in his charachter,im sure every movie lover will love this amazing story,a bit slow but not boring ,idhazim oram is undoubtably the song of the decade, this kolaveri di is nothing but only crap.you won’t believe this was the first movie Ayshwari rajnikanth as a director.

  17. FS said:

    Zubair – Fuck i wanted to watch 3 moonu in youtube but now they have removed from youtube… torrentz again :(

    Awesomeakshay – Step up 3 is the best one and i haven’t seen step up revolution yet may be this week i will catch it…

  18. iitianWay said:

    watched

    1. obama’s america in 2016: good documentary..good effort by dinesh d’souja in bringing few unknown and obvious facts about obama 4/5

    2. six days in june. again good documentary on 67′s egypt-israel war. Really history again and again tells us whenever a man adventures on other’s land without a justified reason..they face the dirt. 4.5/5

    3. to live . A good chinese movie to depict mao’s time in day to day of a chinese life..It was highly recomnded by my frnd.. but i did not like much b/c of its highly emotional quotient …which was not very necessary. 3.5/5 now my frnd recomending me “the hero” (jet lee one)..i myself try to be away from asian and irani’s movie b/c of their high eq…which is generally not required…i have seen people livng in poverty and disabailty but a happy life too.

    4. Life of pi: it is good watch and brings up the fact that life can be happy and joyfull even in dire situations….must watch (in 3D only) for its visuals and mild fun..irfaan /tabu was wasted..3.8/5

  19. FS said:

    Watched step up revolution… It was more like watching dance show… So many dancea, excellent steps, outstanding stunts, awesome choreography n dancers (professional) n mu god the actress is just beautiful… Liked it n enjoyed it thoroughly

  20. Nirjhar said:

    @prg

    watched “The Debt (2010) “
    AA
    … a good spy thriller, its not like the bond genre of action packed glossy spy thrillers, but old-fashioned one … “1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them” … along with espionage elements there is also a good love story … but the film is not much entertaining, there is predominantly dark ambience, sometimes chilling … the movie is gripping, end portions are not par with the rest though … it is well acted, Helen Mirren gave a class act and her younger self Jessica Chastain (saw her first time) is beautiful and leaves a very good impression … recommended only for those who loved “Tinker Tailor …”, “Page Eight”, etc … still be cautious for it doesn’t have much light moments like those.

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