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    Broken City [2013]

    I like Russell Crowe as an actor although IMO, casting was all wrong in this movie ... [Nicolas Cage may have better suited the lead role as a sleaze-bag NYC Mayor] No offence to NC, just he looks more of a New Yorker!

    Mayoral candidate (Jack?) looked like a 2nd rate porn-star compared with the short-lived campaign manager played by Kyle Chandler.

    Catherine Zeta Jones, gorgeous as ever despite *cough* advancing years, shone like a star but failed to really impress.

    Overall, Casting and Direction failed in what could have been a really good movie - the opening (court) sequence would have been better if replaced with a near-closing sequence of Billy Taggart's past ...

    6/10 from me. Worthy of of a torrent D/L. Not a popcorn and coke Cinema visit!

    IMBd link: Broken City (2013) - IMDb

    Storyline
    In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.
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    Jack Reacher (2012)

    8/10 from me ... excellent movie despite Tom Cruise in an ultra-egotistical, hansum man, tough guy military-type-cop role .... maybe I just can't stand what Cruise has become ... [Top Gun was his best ever IMHO]

    IMDb link: Jack Reacher (2012) - IMDb

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    In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But the accused man claims he's innocent and says "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for. Written by Anonymous

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    I Spit On Your Grave [2010]

    I watched a Yify quality torrent - It's not a family movie - contains explicit nudity, sex acts and extreme violence.
    IMDb link: I Spit on Your Grave (2010) - IMDb

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    Writer Jennifer Hills (Butler) takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in the small town attracts the attention of a few morally depraved locals who set out one night to teach this city girl a lesson. They break into her cabin to scare her. However, what starts out as terrifying acts of humiliation and intimidation, quickly and uncontrollably escalates into a night of physical abuse and torturous assault. But before they can kill her, Jennifer sacrifices her broken and beaten body to a raging river that washes her away. As time passes, the men slowly stop searching for her body and try to go back to life as usual. But that isn't about to happen. Against all odds, Jennifer Hills survived her ordeal. Now, with hell bent vengeance, Jennifer's sole purpose is to turn the tables on these animals and to inflict upon them every horrifying and torturous moment they carried out on her... only much, much worse. Written by Anonymous

    Note: For those who may prefer an original 1978 (uncut version) torrent it's available >HERE<
    Cheers, Rob.

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    Django Unchained was ace - Tarantino back on form.
    I'm gonna make my own thread, with Blackjack and Hookers!

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    Saw this tonight...

    Was surprisingly well done. Well worth seeing....

    Not a Holiday trailer for the UK though...

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    I've seen the original of I spit on your grave, mad show

    Last current film I saw was Zero dark thirty. I thought it was good... Not a lot of good films out lately imo.
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    I watched Jack Reacher on plane coming home and agree it is a great film.

    I also recommend the G.I.Joe film - Retaliation which I watched in LOS. Was not impressed with Penthouse North or Scary Movie 5 though

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    Another one for Django and Zero Dark Thirty

    Fire with Fire pretty good watch also..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan boy View Post
    Another one for Django .
    And me , the Klan scene was hilarious
    'If it floats, flies or fcuks , it's cheaper to rent"

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    I got my SciFi Jones fixed with Oblivian tonight. Another winner for Cruise. I'm still decompressing from the action.

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    The Last Stand [2013] with Arny playing Sheriff in US/Mexico border town - 10/10 from my wife who absolutely loves a jai dee hero, shoot-em-up, action movie!

    IMDB link: The Last Stand (2013) - IMDb

    I think most guys would find it a mildly entertaining movie, even with a tired old plot, and even older Arnie! But if you enjoy light comedy it has a few good scenes ... though my wife was more entertaining to watch as she literally bounced around our lounge floor, totally animated and enjoying every minute!
    Cheers, Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupree View Post
    I got my SciFi Jones fixed with Oblivian tonight. Another winner for Cruise. I'm still decompressing from the action.
    I was impressed Morgan Freeman got a 15 minute cameo... and even then, he was there to explain the plot.

    South Park ,Morgan Freeman earns a Freckle - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smiley View Post
    I was impressed Morgan Freeman got a 15 minute cameo... and even then, he was there to explain the plot.

    South Park ,Morgan Freeman earns a Freckle - YouTube
    Wasn't he the President? 55

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    Indeed, 555

    I saw Iron Man 3 the other day. Good flick and good dialogue as one would expect from a Shane Black screenplay (Lethal Weapon, Last Boy Scott). Comic book fans might have a bone to pick with it, but even then, still an enjoyable movie. Trevor is hilarious and steals every scene he is in. Great action sequences in the last 30 minutes of the movie. 9/10

    Another good movie that is also a Robert Downey Jr & Shane Black collaboration is Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). So if you liked the style of Iron Man 3 (less the action), I highly recommend checking this movie out as well. Val Kilmer plays a good part in it as Gay Perry. Good dialogue with lots of curse words, and was Robert Downey Jr's basis for how to play Tony Stark in Iron Man 1, imo. 8/10

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    The Company You Keep : Film Review : By Tony Macklin at tonymacklin.net

    Who is Adam M. Stone?

    He represents the essence of The Company You Keep.

    Is he the director? No, that's Robert Redford.

    Is he the screenplay writer? No, that's Lem Dobbs.

    Well, then who is Adam M. Stone if he's so important to the film?

    Stone is the product placement coordinator. He's the one who made Esso, Dodge Jeep, USA TODAY, and all the other corporations so happy.

    He's Robert Redford's right hand. Redford's left hand isn't there anymore.

    Robert Redford - who once was an active liberal - is now a tired capitalist. He's also a worn-out egotist.

    He pays lip service in The Company You Keep to what he once was, but he's now a fraud. In The Company You Keep, Redford betrays all he once stood for. I imagine Redford of the 1970s would mock Redford of 2013.

    He's now a nearly-embalmed movie star who takes the easiest way out.

    In The Company You Keep, it quickly becomes clear that Redford's egotism obliterates any reality.
    Now that's a review..55

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    waiting with baited breath for KICK ASS 2

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    Saw the new Star Trek flick in 3D... enjoyed it more than Ironman 3 and surprisingly, so did both TG's I brought to the movie with me. I was like "But you dont even know the background or the characters or the old tv show, how could you like it better?"... they both said the action was good and the movie never got boring. Both reported the same lull and too much conversation in Ironman 3 (which we also all saw together). The she-wok admitted she'd actually fallen asleep in Ironman 3 for about 5 or 10 minutes.

    Anyway, some neat references to the Star Trek past, some juxtapositioning of events of past storylines and perfect choices for certain roles make Star Trek a full-on win. Zach Quinto plays such a good Spock that I literally could not even imagine it being done better. Having Simon Pegg as Scotty for comic relief is frigging genius. I even really like Chris Pine as Kirk, which is amazing because I havent really liked him in anything else he's done- but he does a decent young Kirk. About the only main character I didnt fully love the casting on was Uhura, who is played by the amazingly hot Zoe Saldana. I'll be honest, I'd give up a kidney to be with that chick, but the thing that was cool about the original Uhura was that she was very dark skinned and somewhat representational of African women... I'd like to have seen someone more African in that role, perhaps even someone with a Kenyan accent (Uhura is a very popular name in Kenya- it's where the original character name came from). Zoe is finer than frog hair, but she's Domincian and Puerto Rican. Small gripe, but still... ya got the Asians covered with Sulu, the eastern block with Checkov, Uhura is supposed to be the token African imo.

    Still, overall its a fun film with big action, great SFX, enjoyable characters and decent acting... hard to go wrong with all those good things going for it. I'd say it needs not be seen in 3D, but it's definitely worth the big screen experience. Solid 8/10, which is a lot from me for an action movie.

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    I enjoyed Star Trek over Iron Man 3 as well...possibly because IM3 was the weakest in the trilogy with very little in the way of new ideas and lacked the usual smart banter it has had under Favreau as director....Tony just came off as a smug bastard rather than a funny smug bastard this time around....I also like a hard arsed bad guy and Pearce's snivelling shit nerd didn't cut it with me....nor did Kingsley's comic paper tiger

    On Star Trek...I have no problem with Saldana as Uhura....none whatsoever 555...agree with you Kev..its well cast allround and these guys seem to grow more into their characters with each outing...in fact I was sitting in the cinema thinking of Pine as a young Denny Crane....it would work..ya know it would

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    I saw Iron Man last week and thought it was okay, not great by any means. Yesterday I went to see Oblivion because I had nothing else to do. Quite pleasantly surprised. Much, much better than IM, IMO. The action scenes weren't ridiculously off the charts.....quite well done. To me it was very realistic for a sci-fi movie.

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    I'm really looking forward to watching three new movies that started today at Jungceylon. The Great Gatsby, Lincoln, and Star Trek. I'll try to catch all three in the next week or so.
    Three really diverse movies.

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