What was the last movie you enjoyed watching? I might have the chance to sneak out of Afghanistan soon (albeit only for a few days) and might manage to buy some DVDs. Genre: anything except violent ones please - I am surrounded by it where I am now - and I am a pacifist, imagine that.
One of my nephews got a part time job at our local movie theatres this summer. One of the perks is the ability to take guests to the movies for free, and we have been enjoying his largesse. A couple of recent movies we have really enjoyed were "The Proposal" ( guys agree it is not necessarily a chick flick) "Julia and Julie"- about Julia Child and a young writer who tries to cook every recipe in her cookbook in a year.
Thank you traveltime10. I'll check out the moviehouse too in case they are still being shown.
i have been seraching into the website containintg the top 1000 of best movies ever and there were still som emovie si had not seen. in the top 100 some incredible movies were found: eraserhead, pans labyrinth and lost hisgway. 3 super filsm all quite weird but art
eraserhead sounds violent, ger444.
For a really good laugh!!!! "The Hangover" 4 guys go to Las Vegas for the bachelor party- its a scream.
June - just the brief description makes me want to watch it already. Dankeschoen!
Neverland; with Johnny Depp.
erasrhead was not about violence at all. actually it was one of the most weird (arthouse) films i ve seen. and i dtill dont know what the meaning is, but maybe that is the message, you are free to give your own interpretation. i liked the scenery, the darkness, the surprise, the shock, the imagination. great sensation
The last non-violent film I saw and enjoyed was Ice Age 3. Well, I say non-violent... there is fighting, but it can't be that bad, the cinema was filled with kids and none seemed too traumatised. The Ice Age films are always fun, there are lots of clever little references for adults. Ah, that goes for the Shrek films too. Having thought long and hard, I think the last non-violent film for grown ups was "The full monty". Great film, that! Here's a review from IMDB: The setting is Sheffield England, once the "City of Steel", home of a massive steel industry and jobs aplenty. Today with the industry in decline and the steelworks closed down there is widespread unemployment and despair. Two unemployed friends stumble upon a Chippendales-like show that's very popular with the local women. Eventually they decide they too would like to give it a go, but they can't dance and aren't what most would call good physical specimens. They have their doubts but are determined to give it a shot. On their way they pick up four other unlikely candidates and begin practising for the big night. To drum up interest, they boast they'll go 'the full monty' (a phrase meaning 'all the way' - nude), something they hadn't planned and aren't sure they can deliver. I laughed tears the first time I watched it.
The Reader - Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes. Genre - Drama. If you're a pacifist I recommend this movie, it made me think.
Another good movie Kite Runner. Questionable of ethic morality loyalty etc. Elements of of goodies versus baddies. Guess what it's Afghanistan tragedy.
Thank you Maurizioago for the tip. I loved every Johnny Depp's film except for the Chocolate Factory. I don't know if I was just tired on the plane but I found it very boring. He's a versatile actor; I am sure he did well in Neverland. Hexelein - I'm also an Ice Age and Shrek fan. Tell me, the two unemployed chaps in The Full Mounty - are they handsome (ha!). The Reader - thanks for the tip fachd. I'll look for it. You might think I am just saying that I will look up for so many DVDs. I don't manage to get out for 6 weeks and I don't want to watch TV except for news because planes pass by every now and then and they distort the views. Can cause headache and irritation, I tell you. Any other tips will be valued as much. Thank you again!
Neverland is the story about the creator of Peter Pan. It is also a moving movie. P. S. Maurizio...
2 that I really liked were 'Juno' & 'Lars and the Real Girl'. Give the 2nd one a chance and it's real funny. Also 'Football Undercover', Womens German football/soccer team goes to Iran to play an Iranian womans team.
> Tell me, the two unemployed chaps in The Full Mounty - are they handsome (ha!). Ehm. Weeeell. Perhaps not the according to the conventional perception of handsome, no. However, they are very likeable lads, which is why the film works. Robert Carlyle, who plays Gaz, is one of my favourite actors. I think he would have made a great next Doctor Who, but noooo :/ How about telly series? Or are those hard to get?
Hexelein - many planes pass by our apartments and they disturb our viewing so I prefer to watch DVDs if I really want to relax. And if I find Shrek charming, I am sure I'll find the two lads just fine :D
I meant buying DVDs of telly series, as most seem to be released on DVD these days. For instance BBC's "Black Books", which might just be the funniest thing I've ever watched. It's set in a 2nd hand bookshop in London, owned by a rather grumpy, eccentric and alcoholic Irishman (Dylan Moran, Irish comedian). The humour might not be for everyone, it's rather ... eccentric and surreal. Here's more on the series en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_... Or Still Game (BBC again). Set in a fictional Glaswegian suburb, following the lives of a group of old age pensioners. It might not sound all that funny, but it is absolutely brilliant. From a newspaper review: "a perfect mix of empathetic friendship, laugh-out-loud gags, real feeling in the acting and genuine warmth and chemistry between the characters." Well. A bit offtopic, but just my two cents' worth. If you can find these, get them, but of course I don't know where you'll be going on your DVD shopping spree! :)
I'll do my shopping in Dubai but three of my colleagues are Brits so the next time they fly, I'll ask them to buy me the TV series you've mentioned. I'm already thrilled! Thank you, thank you!
The Full Monty is a lovely movie. I have watched it again and again.
How about "Australia"? It came out about last November, and offers a splendid panormaic view of Outback Australia, with a love story between Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. It should really be seen on the big screen.
I've to get hold of that Full Mounty DVD!!!
oh dear - the husband staggered home from seeing australia and said it was one of the worst movies he had seen in a long long time
Hi Jenn -- Well, the plot line (love story) is a bit thin, but I guess what drew me in was the fabulous scenery of the Outback, and I could identify specific places I've visited there, so maybe I'm just thinking back to great travel times there (WA and NT).
i believe the kid was good too
Yes, the kid was good, although it was more the entrancing scenery that interested me.
you mean the ordinary old australian scenery?
I have a soft spot for RomComs and enjoyed What Happened In Vegas with Ashton Kucher. Great fun.
X-Men Wolverine comes out 9/15 fun movie!
Harry potter mania here with the recent release of half blood prince. Its pretty good. However, I would recommend deja vu as it is a thriller and fantastic film. For a comedy, try anger management. Hilarious. Otherwise check out lee evans. Great comedian. For a cartoon, I think ice age 3 is pretty good recent release. For kids film, the spider's wick is a good film.
Blazing Saddles - Mel Brooks (comedy). Before you watch the movie dvd eat plenty of bake beans.