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Warrior 2011

I've been an MMA fan for a long time. I typically dislike what film makers do with the sport, usually just making it into some silly parody of itself.

The movie wasn't ABOUT MMA, it just happened to be the back drop for it. And I was generally ok with the way they portrayed that part of the movie.

The characters where pretty interesting in the movie. Good performances as well.

Excellent movie, 4/4 stars!



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Finally watched Margin Call.

Meh.

It was good just because it deals with trading. But it wasn't very entertaining in that it was not at all technical, virtually non-existent details to help (at least me) get drawn into the story.

Kevin Spacey is great as always. I don't really like Sylar, never have much. I didn't care for the CEO guy (Tuld), it just seemed so superficial and unrealistic.

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Exactly my thoughts on Margin Call. It's neither an entertaining movie nor an informative documentary that would give some insights into the crisis in 2008. Hey, not even a pretty actress that would at least make up for the lack of content. Demi Moore is too old for that role now.

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Watched "The Other Guys" this weekend, funny movie, and I liked the ending.

Here are the closing credits:



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I enjoyed that one as well BM.

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- Inside Job (documentary who took most profit of the crisis)
- Lord of War (based on the story of Victor Bout, one of the biggest arms dealers ever)
- Inside Man (bank heist plot, but more profound; Spike Lee movie)
- Cop Out (Buddy-Cop movie with Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Sean Williams Scott aka. Stiffler)
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (one of the funniest movies around the Hollywood-Scene with Robert Downey Jr.)
- Office Space (need to mention it, if you gotta love it, especially if you have worked in a cubicle office...)

I know that some movies are a bit older, but they are still some of my favs


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If you want to cry your heart out, this is a good movie and based on a true story:

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) - IMDb

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Certainly had that effect on me - highly recommended for dog lovers

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Two good films/documentaries:

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Forks Over Knives

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Everyone was raving about The Fighter.

I like Mark Wahlberg, but when this movie ended I just felt like it was barely starting. A very slow moving movie, and just a huge let down at the end.

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