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Offline davidwailing Reading
02 Mar 2014, 06:52 PM | Post: #11

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

Only last night I watched Despicable Me 2 and laughed like a drain - the minions are brilliant. Now I can't stop saying "Bottom!" in a high-pitched voice and giggling like a kid.
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02 Mar 2014, 07:14 PM | Post: #12

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

Looking through some of the ones on offer (far from exhaustive):

Moneyball (even if you know nothing about baseball)
Secretariat (again, even if you know nothing about horse racing)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Prince of Persia (some good bits)
In the Loop (if you don't mind a LOT of swearing)
Larry Crowne (a feel-good movie)
Adventureland
Son of Rambow
Attack the Block
Matchstick Men
Finding Forrester
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (but it's a bit brutal in places, so be aware)
The Iron Giant
Tangled
Looper (50/50 on this one)
In Time (50/50 as well, good concept, not particularly well executed)
Go
Infernal Affairs (subtitled, the film The Departed was based on)
Lost in Translation
The Hunger Games
In Bruges
Argo
Sherlock Holmes (and Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows)
Source Code
Inside Man
The Lovely Bones
Zodiac
Sideways
The American

Not all classics, but solid entertainment. I've tried to avoid those that have been around long enough for you to see on TV, unless I thought they were something you might have overlooked.
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Offline cecilia_writer Reading Murder by the Glass by Lynda Wilcox
02 Mar 2014, 07:46 PM | Post: #13

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

I recommend Son of Rambo - it's hilarious and moving (in the right places).
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02 Mar 2014, 07:56 PM | Post: #14

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

I couldn't get into Reacher movie, I like Cruise but he was just so wrong for that role! I liked the Liam Neeson films - Taken, not sure if on prime tho.
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Offline AKMichaels Reading Sixkill by Robert B Parker
02 Mar 2014, 07:58 PM | Post: #15

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

(02 Mar 2014 06:52 PM)davidwailing Wrote: Wrote:  Only last night I watched Despicable Me 2 and laughed like a drain - the minions are brilliant. Now I can't stop saying "Bottom!" in a high-pitched voice and giggling like a kid.
I love those films! Luckily got wee ones about the house again so get to watch them loads. Wee one of three does that too David and if any of us says the word he goes into fits of laughter - priceless!
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02 Mar 2014, 07:59 PM | Post: #16

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

Speaking of Source Code, MOON, also directed by Duncan Jones (the son of David Bowie, btw) is utterly brilliant.

Some more good uns from 2011
Rio
Rango
Cowboys & Aliens
Super 8
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Rio, and Rango, a couple more goodies from 2011
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02 Mar 2014, 08:51 PM | Post: #17

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

How many evenings of cinematic pleasure I have to look forward to.

I have just watched The Ghost, which I thought was very well done, a bit hard to follow on occasion - and our hero was not nearly as paranoid as I'd be in those circumstances. Thank you, Daphne.
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02 Mar 2014, 09:15 PM | Post: #18

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

Amazon codes, people, Amazon codes Devil
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02 Mar 2014, 09:27 PM | Post: #19

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

Sorry, joo.

I'm jolly pleased I joined Prime when I did.
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03 Mar 2014, 08:07 AM | Post: #20

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

(02 Mar 2014 08:51 PM)LexiRevellian Wrote: Wrote:  How many evenings of cinematic pleasure I have to look forward to.

I have just watched The Ghost, which I thought was very well done, a bit hard to follow on occasion - and our hero was not nearly as paranoid as I'd be in those circumstances. Thank you, Daphne.
I went out and bought the book after watching the film - probably to get to grips with the story. I've read it a couple of times since, so the Robert Harris book is recommended too. And Ewan MgGregor is always recommended.
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