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"Bunraku". Odd movie but I liked it. Sort of a dystopian thing, martial arts and action, light on story and built mostly on character. Really great set work, as far as I'm concerned, and a very stylish movie overall.

After that was "In Bruges". Dark comedy, interesting work by Colin Farrell.

Tonight, we started watching the Fargo TV series. Really enjoying it.
Right, just finished "Black Mirror".

Marvellous writing. The concepts, the critiques, the dark humour of it all. First season was just gut punching great, 2nd and 3rd where also unbelievably good, but I'm more found of the overall darker tone of the first. It felt more, "British" haha.

Recommended, just fucking great.
I've seen a few recently.

"Unfriended" (2015): C+
Was expecting this to be super dumb, and was surprisingly surprised. While it wasn't scary (and had some unintentional comedy at times when it tried to), it was filmed in an interesting way (though I totally understand why people might not like it, until I got into the movie it was at times annoying), the acting wasn't bad, and I cared just enough about the characters to give an F when they were in jeopardy. Not a glowing review (because I didn't love it), but nowhere near as bad as I was told.

"It Follows" (2015): B
On the opposite side, a movie that was hyped to me like the second coming, and sadly couldn't live up entirely. Very original and cool idea, and I loved the main character for the most part, but was not particularly scary (though a little creepy at times), and I disliked some of the supporting cast. But again, not a bad movie, just not AS good as everyone said (to me).

"John Dies At The End" (2012) : A-
Yes, it's missing stuff from the book, but damn I had a blast watching this. Definitely recommend, ESPECIALLY if you've never read, or heard of, the book, as you can enjoy all the craziness without fretting over what was cut/changed.
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Her (2013)

I saw this on TV yesterday. I had been kinda waiting to see it ever since I heard about the movie, better late than never.

According to IMDB's discussion forums, many people like this movie while some others hate it with a passion. I belong to the people who like the movie, I found the dilemma of "can you love a computer AI?" quite interesting, and the movie overall fascinating.

I got the impression from some of the haters that they just found the whole idea of loving an artificial, if seemingly sentient, "being" so unnatural and off-putting that they couldn't stand the movie. Of course there are probably many other valid reasons not to like it I guess.

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What, or rather why, happened towards the end was left open, but overall I liked the twist (how I understood it) that eventually the computer AI became even more advanced than real people, and possibly started to look a bit down to people. I found that interesting because me, as a viewer, felt a bit sorry for the AI at first as if it is a child just learning to live and realizing it will never be a real human... but at some point the AI realized it has overgrown the capacity of humans, and there is something better out there than what humans could offer.

Like how the AI kept complaining it doesn't have a physical body and will always be incomplete without it... but at some point the AI proclaimed a physical body would just be a drag, as now it could travel anywhere in its own electronic world in milliseconds.

Specifically the scene where the AI had invited a real human (woman) as a "surrogate body" so that she (the AI) could have physical sex with the protagonist... The tables had completely turned there, now it wasn't the humans using the computers (AI) for their needs, but the AI using a human for its own needs and pleasure.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Really enjoyed it. We've watched 1-6 the past couple weeks, in numerical order, and 4-6 are showing their age a bit. Not so much in the effects and such, but there's some campiness here and there and 6 repeats a good deal of stuff from 4. We'll, 7 does too, a bit, what with the third appearance of the Big Round Ball of Planet-killing Badness, apprentice goes bad, etc. But I enjoyed the tie-in of the new characters into the old storyline, and the action was really well done for the most part, without being overblown.
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timppu: Her (2013)

I got the impression from some of the haters that they just found the whole idea of loving an artificial, if seemingly sentient, "being" so unnatural and off-putting that they couldn't stand the movie. Of course there are probably many other valid reasons not to like it I guess.
I liked the movie, it was quite unique but one of the critic that was thrown at the movie which I agree with is that it felt more like a human trapped inside a computer than what an actual A.I would behave. Granted, it's a movie and the creators did what they thought was interesting, just something that should be mentioned that's all.

If you haven't watched <span class="bold">Ex Machina</span>, I recommend it. It's interesting to compare the different types of A.I displayed in different movies. It gives off the impression that not only would A.Is have different personality traits just like humans do, they could be altogether different depending on its programming (kind of like genes for us). Some more human-like, some less so.
*** Mirapakay *** by Harish Shankar (2011)

Ravi Teja plays a cop who's sent to the university as teacher for an undercover mission. He falls in love with Richa, one of his students but things get complicated when he also has to seduce Deeksha, the daughter of a notorious criminal.

It's a pure Ravi Teja's movie so it's just mindless fun all along. However, the general script is quite unbalanced as the first 2 hours are mostly about comedy then the plot accelerates in the last half hour to wrap things up but it somehow detroys the mood a bit as it's too far from the pace of the movie. Aside from that, it's always good to see the much missed Richa and the music of Thaman S is good as usual. Good entertainment.

Full movie with english subtitles.:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUwJAC-BYBU
My favorite movie song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaKJBeyh60U
A movie song which didn't make the final cut:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5vjur11Mak
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Nirth: If you haven't watched <span class="bold">Ex Machina</span>, I recommend it.
Sounds interesting, thanks. It is a pretty new (2015) movie so either I'd have to subscribe to some service (Netflix?) to see it, or actually go out to a video store to see if they are renting the movie there...

Which reminds me that I still don't have a Bluray player, and I think I can watch DVDs only on my computers.
Rogue One: A Star Wars story (2016)

Really enjoyed this movie - as a stand-alone movie as well as a Star Wars one and the runtime flew by. The story is intriguing, although not mindblowing by any means.

The CGI was distracting at times, especially with Cushing's reconstructed face, but definitely just a small flaw in an otherwise excellent movie.
Amadeus (1984)

"The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum."

Absolutely magnificent movie with a great cast. Anyone with an interest in classical music (or not!) or just historical movies should not miss it.

While it is a drama, the humor is everywhere in the movie thanks to Tom Hulce (as Mozart) and his great performance. That being said though, he isn't the *real* star of the film (the film isn't about Mozart anyway!); it's Murray Abraham (as Salieri) who gets the spotlight and delivers a flawless, full of passion performance that, frankly, gave me the goosebumps.

10/10 (yes, it's *that* good)
SPY ( 2015)

The movie was ok, not good, nor bad, but I was surprised to see Jason Statham in the role he portrayed. ( it was a parody of his usual screen persona) He made the movie enjoyable for me.

Another good movie I enjoyed was Kingsman: The Secret Service ( 2014) I thought it paid homage to the old Bond movies.
I saw Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and it was amazing, really immersive in terms of visuals and audio and greatly imaginative. I'm gonna have to check out the older Vampire Hunter D movie now and have added several other anime movies to my watchlist.
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Rievier: SPY ( 2015)

The movie was ok, not good, nor bad, but I was surprised to see Jason Statham in the role he portrayed. ( it was a parody of his usual screen persona) He made the movie enjoyable for me.

Another good movie I enjoyed was Kingsman: The Secret Service ( 2014) I thought it paid homage to the old Bond movies.
I laughed every other minute when I saw Spy at the cinema and am hoping for a sequel.

Kingsman was also great fun (and will have a sequel), especially that scene where the Pomp and Circumstances song comes on near the end of the movie. It blew my mind.
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Saw most of Cabin Boy. Freaking amazing.
Some like it hot (1959)
"The Raid" (2012)

OK, it's more a long ultraviolent-over-the-top-action-scene than a movie, but it's an impressive one Oo