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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    If you like fast paced shoot-em-up pyrotechnic spy vs. spy thrillers, Tinker Tailor won’t be your cup of tea. But if you’re like me and relish an intelligent, well-acted, suspenseful window into Cold War espionage, then by all means dive in. Gary Oldman plays British intelligence official George Smiley, who is brought back to investigate whether his former agency, MI-6, has been penetrated by a Soviet mole. Oldman does an excellent job reprising a role that was owned by Sir Alec Guinness in the original 7 hour tv version back in the 70s, of which I was a big fan. The rest of the cast is top rate: John Hurt, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Kathy Burke, and especially Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch (who currently plays a modern day “Sherlock” on Masterpiece Theatre). It’s as if the producers pulled out all the casting stops because they knew they’d be judged against the original. The story evolves slowly and subtly, but inexorably, as Smiley peels back layers of an onion that’s rotten at its core. One of the few movies I’ll be watching again.


    Cumberbatch and Oldman, ready to whack-a-mole

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverc0il View Post
    Most people don't read post titles. Took me a second look before I saw it myself.
    Hmm.. Still don't see it. They must not display on Tapatalk. Good to know.

    I finally watched Tree of Life. Well, most of it. Beautifully shot which kept me going for awhile but the narrative style was just brutal on my attention span. The GF and I couldn't finish it. I can't recommend this film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post

    I finally watched Tree of Life. Well, most of it. Beautifully shot which kept me going for awhile but the narrative style was just brutal on my attention span. The GF and I couldn't finish it. I can't recommend this film.
    I don't think I lasted 30 minutes. I expect a movie to be entertaining.

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    Mission Impossible 3 Ghost Protocol, great movie, tom cruise and the whole cia agent's wad as good as it gets, i wad expecting to like it but surprised me. Highly recommended it just about 2 hours long, but the time roy's by, and stuff they did to trick the bad guys was sweet.


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    Watching True Blood on Amazon VOD
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    Memorial day really good war movie.

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    We recently dumped cable altogether in favor of Netflix, we're also doing a trial of Hulu Plus, and my wife got Amazon Prime. After we cancelled cable I found out that we actually get really good reception on a couple of over the air channels using a cheap digital antenna.
    Brian

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    Just watched King of Kong. Incredible documentary! It starts slow and quirky as the film introduces everyone. But things just get very bizarre with some of the people (I almost typed "characters" -- it is hard to believe this isn't fiction sometimes!) involved and the drama that gets setup is truly stranger than fiction. Interesting reading the Wikipedia entry for this flick after having watched it as some editing was handled in a certain way and some facts were left out to have a clear protagonist but that still doesn't detract from the way some of the people involved behaved. I'm no classic arcade geek nor do I play video games at all any more so you don't need to be an old school classic gamer to appreciate this wicked slice of reality.
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  9. #559
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will leave its mark on you. Dark, brutal and intriguing, this version is as troubling and memorable as its Swedish counterpart. Its disturbing tone begins in the opening credits and continues to the last frame. -rottentomatoes
    Starring James Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard and Christopher Plummer.

    Recommended- just don't watch it with your kids.




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    Act of Valor---good movie and really makes you appreciate what the Navy Seals go through both in battle and on the home front.
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