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Old Posted December 24th, 2011 (02:26 PM).
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..Collateral, The Last Samurai..
Ah, Collateral showed me a completely new, no, dark side of Tom Cruise; a ruthless, indifferent hit-man which he portrayed in excellence. The Last Samurai was surprisingly good. I never expected Tom Cruise to land such a role and I definitely didn't think he could pull off such a film, but I obviously was mistaken, surprised but wrong.

To derail from the topic of Tom Cruise, there was a rather unpopular movie that I recently watched that despite the negative impressions, reviews on it, I found quite entertaining and exciting; the title is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I personally find it underrated.
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Old Posted December 24th, 2011 (02:37 PM).
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I'm not that fond of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I enjoyed it, but mainly because of Sean Connery's voice. Omg that voice could could sooth me into his underwear if he wanted me to go there. In all seriousness though, I feel that they could have done so much more with the plot that they had.
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Old Posted December 24th, 2011 (02:46 PM).
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I also wouldn't rate that high but I just felt it had been exaggeratedly debased by many yet it deserved a little more positive recognition. Yeah, lol, Sean Connery was one of the reasons I did like the movie.

On another note, I only heard of Sean Connery around 5 years ago, when my friend wanted me to watch Goldfinger and The Rock. After episodes of infatuation with him, I went on and watched several of his movies. The Untouchables today is one of my favorite movies. In fact, I've just stumbled upon a movie I bought with Connery starring in it, which is titled The Name of the Rose. Anyone watched it?
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Old Posted December 24th, 2011 (03:25 PM).
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There are some people that everybody seems to be infatuated with and I just can't see the draw. Sean Connery is one of them - most women start to gyrate at the mere mention of his name, but I've seen his old stuff and I just don't understand it. I actually find him and his voice kind of annoying. He's not really that attractive lol.

Same deal with Ryan Gosling. There was an uproar when he didn't win the Sexiest Man Alive award this year, but if you look at him... he's kinda funny-looking. I don't see how he's that hot.
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Old Posted December 24th, 2011 (03:31 PM).
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I actually find him and his voice kind of annoying.
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Old Posted December 24th, 2011 (04:13 PM).
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I'm sorry! It's just the way I feel! I mean, he's not unattractive, but he's not really special enough to warrant the fangasming lol
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Old Posted December 24th, 2011 (04:26 PM).
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I kinda hate The Untouchables and Sean Connery's character and acting in particular. Sorry. And Ryan Gosling is a very attractive man, Andrew. You call yourself a homo-sexual? I'm not sure about that, to be honest! ;D
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Old Posted December 24th, 2011 (04:40 PM).
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Bahaha XD - well his body is great but facially there is way better in Hollywood. Also all this talk of The Untouchables makes me think of The Expendables which I made a point of not seeing but can imagine was not a good movie whatsoever.
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Old Posted December 25th, 2011 (04:15 AM). Edited December 25th, 2011 by Saitou.
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The Untouchables might have a somehow, albeit slight, resemblance to The Expendables' theme, but it's in noway as bad as it. The latter tried way too hard to assemble popular figures and pull out a 'bad-ass' movie, but failed miserably, at least that's how I see it.

Al Pacino is just incredible. I watched The Godfather trilogy a few years back, and I was amazed, especially by the first and second part; the third series was okay, but not as good as the first two. Today, I watched his movie Surface and I also want to watch Heat, which I have been getting mixed, convoluted opinions on it. But I'm guessing a combination of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro cannot go wrong!

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So... The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Just saw the remake of it. I was with people who'd seen the original film and people who hadn't (and no one who'd read the book). The consensus among those of us familiar with the Swedish version was that the remake made a couple of unnecessary changes and the overall feel of it was a bit off, especially with elements of Lisbeth's character. The other people liked it quite a bit though.

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Oh, I've seen that. It's a bit of a strange movie. A medieval monastical murder mystery. Lots of people hate it, but I kinda liked it, even if it's a little slow.
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Good day, everyone!

It's almost a year since I started looking for a similiar song to this one:

So I thought I may ask here as well. So, this is the second OST from the Devil May Cry Anime, called Lynch's mood, and my favourite after the intro with its variations. Blue Rose is nice too, but it's not the kind of song I'm looking for, it's a little bit to soft and slow. I want it fast and hard, you could say. And I would like not to hear any voices or mere roars. I'm looking for songs fitting high-end action scenes, like as someone tried with Lynch's mood here
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Oh, I've seen that. It's a bit of a strange movie. A medieval monastical murder mystery. Lots of people hate it, but I kinda liked it, even if it's a little slow.
Oh, thanks. I'll probably give it go soon, as I have nothing else better to do but watch movies and TV series.

Speaking of TV series, I started watching The Mentalist and almost the first season The Big Bang Theory. The latter tends to make me pause and rewind countless time just to understand a joke or even a simple statement. But, I'm slowly catching up, lol.
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I finally got around to listening to Ceremonials and I am blown away by how amazing the album is. Florence Welch is simply beautiful.
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Everyone needs to go see Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (and to forgive the crappy punctuation in the title) like, nownownow. If you can see it in IMAX, it's even better. Just go see it. The Dubai stuff alone would make one hell of a film, but it's bookended by some amazing schizz in Moscow and Mumbai, and features a lot of Tom Cruise running, which is always good.
Some of those Dubai shots in IMAX gave me vertigo! o.o
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That first one where they've just pulled the window off and Ethan stares down at the ground... yikes! 'Cause I believe it's then that the screen starts expanding to IMAX size as well.

And I'm seeing Girl With The Dragon Tattoo tonight, Scarfy. Never seen the original nor read the books (although I know the basic premise of what happens). Will let you know my feelings when I return.
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That episode on Jimmy Fallon where he hosted Rooney Mara got me eager to watch Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The movie looks promising, and this is coming from someone who isn't that much of a fan of crime/mystery movies or any sort of entertainment relating to those genres.
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Dragon Tats was better than I was expecting it to be... but is really nothing more than a 2-and-a-half-hour Poirot-esque mystery, with a bit of added proto-feminist-rape to give it a hook for the marketing people. The story is muddled (especially towards the end), but it's ridiculously well made, with the cinematography, editing and score all contributing to the general mood of the piece. There are also some great set-pieces, but I found it very hollow and disagreed with its "message" wholeheartedly. That being said, I would recommend that people see it, just so they can have their own opinion on it.
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Ah, will give it a try then. I actually read a few reviews on IMDb, and many positive responses on the movie were there.

The new Sherlock Holmes movies sounds interesting. I watched the first one and it was pretty good.
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...I didn't like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, to be honest. I didn't like the books or the movies. Maybe it's simply because I'm not really into crime-based movies/books, maybe it's that I didn't like Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara's acting. I don't know, I don't have a very strong opinion about the series as a whole.

One movie that I have enjoyed recently is The Barefoot Contessa (1954). Granted, it's an oldie, but after having it sit on my shelf for the last couple of years, I finally decided to give it a go.
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I AM NOW A DEVOTED FAN OF AVA GARDNER

Jesus, that was a good movie. Ava Gardner utterly owns the role as Maria D'Amata meanile doing something which should be taken very seriously, outshining Humphrey Bogart. I don't imagine many of you having seen The Barefoot Countessa, but I really recommend it.
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Old Posted December 28th, 2011 (05:44 PM).
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I'm unsure if I'm going to see The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo because I really can't stand Daniel Craig. Having one actor that I don't like in a movie is enough to put me off the whole thing. That's why I don't watch any Will Ferrell movies.
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I really don't care about the actors when I'm watching a movie, as long as I love the plot and everything else, it's absolutely alright with me. :3

Anyway, sorry to break the discussion, but I just wanted to share that Adele finally broke the 15M mark! OMG, and she have sold 20M albums this year, with the combined sales of 19! The last time an artist sold 15M-20M album was Confessions back 2004. :O
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JESUS CHRIST I CANNOT STAND WILL FERRELL
WHO DOES?! Lets put aside his grotesque appearance and his annoying voice, I never came across a movie where he mainly starred where a simple smile escaped, no matter what he did or said. I loathe his presence in any movie. Step Brothers was the closet thing I could call a decent movie for him really.

And Snivy, that's pretty huge. I actually like Adele, a lot.
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To be honest, if when I'm watching a movie I can name 3 actors then it's too much
I don't really care for actors, although I do like a few ...
And, I just remembered but will C&M do something for People's Choice Awards?
Like a guessing game of sorts?
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Old Posted December 29th, 2011 (12:04 PM).
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There'll probably be something on the Golden Globes (and, eventually, the Oscars), but I don't think so re: the People's Choice Awards. We had a Guessing Game for the Emmys, and I imagine the Globe/Oscar one will happen in a similar vein.
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