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Re: Movies on DVD

Postby Homer » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:33 pm

Yet another Liam Neeson revenge story is the remake of the film I recommended below. For the sake of non Scandi audiences, I expect they'll leave out the pitch black humor of the original.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/liam- ... 201974390/

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Not your standard revenge movie. There is enough gruesomeness to please a Tarentino fan. But it also has what one reviewer called "a sharp sense of pitch-black Scandinavian humour".

Stars Stellan Skarsgard. You'll recognize him from Good Will Hunting, Ronin, multiple Pirates of the Caribbeans, Avengers and Thors.

In Swedish with subtitles.


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Re: Movies on DVD

Postby buksida » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:57 am

A few for sci-fi fans which I enjoyed:

Arrival
A lot of science and linguistics in this rather unusual alien flick.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/

Passengers
A bit like 'Gravity' where two people are stranded in space and end up falling in love. Starring the lovely Jennifer Lawrence from the Hunger Games series.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355644/

ARQ
Time loop sciency mind bending stuff with this one, loved it.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5640450/

Stranger Things
A ten part series set in the 80s, loads of suspense and plenty of nostalgia especially for those born in the 70s!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334/
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Re: Movies on DVD

Postby Big Boy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:18 am

I enjoyed the blood and guts of Hacksaw Ridge, which we downloaded a couple of days ago - incredible story. You just have to wonder at how much was real, and how much was made up by Hollywood.
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