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Old 05-13-2007, 06:47 AM   #1
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Recently saw two movies, both worth seeing.

The World's Fastest Indian with Anthony Hopkins. New Zealander and his Indian motorcycle makes it to the salt flats in Utah to try at the speed record.

Venus with Peter O'Toole. Old actor living his last days.

Both films have an underlying theme that life is good, meant to be lived all the way through and that challanges/living never ceases.

Both optomistic in their own way.

Neither violent or offensive.

Anyone else have other suggestions or recommendations?
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Venus was a wonderful film.
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Thanks... I will check them out.
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I always like a good zombie movies - Stay away from "28 weeks later" no good at all.
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I always like a good zombie movies - Stay away from "28 weeks later" no good at all.
Shaun of the Dead?
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Anyone else have other suggestions or recommendations?
Breach, The Departed and The Good Shepherd.
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Yep just seen The Good Shepherd. I liked it
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You guys are so sophisticated. I have never heard of any of these movies, except Shaun of the Dead. :P
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Oh, and if you'd like a politically-oriented documentary, rent Why We Fight. It was quite interesting.
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You guys are so sophisticated. I have never heard of any of these movies, except Shaun of the Dead. :P
Well I like De Niro and Matt Damon. So it caught my eye.
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Has anyone seen Napolean Dynamite?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374900/

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/03749...0374900&seq=25

It was shot on a budget. It is hilarious. Reminds me of some of the inanity of high school... but in a slightly more absurd way.
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Has anyone seen Napolean Dynamite?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374900/

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/03749...0374900&seq=25

It was shot on a budget. It is hilarious. Reminds me of some of the inanity of high school... but in a slightly more absurd way.
If you liked Napolean Dynamite don't miss School for Scoundrels!
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Shaun of the Dead?
I liked it.
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Somewhat old, but "The Illusionist" was good.
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Did anyone watch the original (first) Lonesome Dove Mini-series? It was one of the best westerns I have seen. A real surprise for a TV movie.
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Somewhat old, but "The Illusionist" was good.
If you like "The Illusionist" you might like "The Prestige", as well.

I can also recommend "Napoleon Dynamite", as above, and "Babble" as well, from my recently purchased DVD library additions. "Babble" is a serious intense dramatic movie, and while the story is not genius, the execution and characters made it worthwhile.

Finally, I bought "Idiocracy", recommended by someone at work. I thought this would be a shoo-in, based on how well I like "Office Space" and "King of the Hill", but while it was worth watching once, it was not that great. Rent, don't buy this one.

If you haven't seen "The Departed" yet, do so.
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Finally, I bought "Idiocracy", recommended by someone at work. I thought this would be a shoo-in, based on how well I like "Office Space" and "King of the Hill", but while it was worth watching once, it was not that great. Rent, don't buy this one.
We just rented (new Netflix account) Idiocracy, too. It was OK and had some humorous parts but I got tired of the stupid-stuff-for-stupidity's-sake pretty quickly.

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Secondhand Lions.

Worth the watch just to see how they handle people trying to help them invest their money...
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The bar fight scene is hilarious, too. Sort of like Gunney Highway in "Heartbreak Ridge"...
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Borat? I thought it was pretty darn funny. Not as funny as "Da Ali G Show", also starring Sacha Baron Cohen. But funny. Along the lines of Napoleon Dynamite (which I call "stupid funny").

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