Movies Watched In November 2012

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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