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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Having said that it was much better than the tpical American underdog makes good sports movie. (except for that really good one where Denzel Washington fights racism to become head football coach of a high school team ....name??)
    I agree, most American sports flicks can be too much sometimes, but I loved The Natural (1984) ! That's a classic!

    We also can't forget Scorsese's B&W boxing masterpiece Raging Bull (1980), that was a VERY inspirational underdog movie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Anthony Hopkins is Welsh
    I didn't know Catherine Zeta-Jones is Welsh too!

    So CMn, is she a typical Welsh beauty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bustak View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Anthony Hopkins is Welsh
    I didn't know Catherine Zeta-Jones is Welsh too!

    So CMn, is she a typical Welsh beauty?
    What do you think?


    Catherine Zeta Jones



    Typical Welsh beauty



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    OFCOL.

    Quentin Tarantino 'brought' Tom Yum Goong to the U.S. and calls it 'The Protector.' Not only does it have a cheesy name but there are a few dubs for Mum which make no sense.

    Why can't Hollywood leave foreign films alone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surasak
    Why can't Hollywood leave foreign films alone?
    beause it would be unpatriotic and considered treason

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    Fuck Hollywood. Thankfully I just got the original version of Fearless as well. Jet Li's best movie IMHO.

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    If Tarantino thought Tom Yum Goong was worth bringing to the US, he is losing his edge, or thought it'd be alright to put his name on it for a few million dollars.

    Crap movie. Obviously Tony Ja is a fantastic martial artist, but that doesn't excuse the movie.

    Ong Bak at least had some genuine moments.
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    The Last King of Scotland (2006) 3.75/4 stars

    This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) 3/4 stars

    I saw both of these tonight, but it's way too late to give a review, so I'll try & do it later this weekend!

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 horror/thriller film directed by Scott Derrickson. The film is based on the true story of Anneliese Michel, a young Catholic woman from Germany who died in 1976 after unsuccessful attempts to cure her from the alleged state of demonic possession with the means of psychotropic drugs. Also, church-approved exorcism was performed on her, according to her wish. According to the court, her death was caused by medical neglect at the wishes of the priest watching over her. The story of her short life, strong faith and exhausting struggle with what seemed to be supernatural powers served as the basis for this horror movie. The screenplay was written by Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman.


    This is basically a courtroom thriller/horror/suspense

    The story is told with flashbacks from courtroom testimony and the events unfold throughout the film,
    It's quite a well told story although there were a couple of twists thrown in for dramatic effect and I don't think it was needed as the plot was strong enough without them, It was refreshing in a way as special effects were at a minimum and it did scare the shit out of me on a few occasions (weed would have contributed too).
    Acting was good on the whole with only a couple of week performances e.g. the prosecuting lawyer who was a little inconsistent throughout.

    A solid 7/10

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    I watched 10 minutes of "Taken" and 20 minutes of advertising on Thai Tv the other day before I switched off and went to bed. 1 out of 5, giving it the benefit of the doubt.

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    outstanding review stroller.


    been a while since I last gave a red.

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    The last movie I watched from start to finish was "Harry Potter and the goblet of fire".
    The Triwizard tournament is on, and Harry's name has been entered by an agent of his arch-enemy, the evil wizard whose name should not be mentioned.
    So Harry has to prove himself in these tasks for more advanced students of the art, dragons, mazes and more!

    A little predictable, if you've seen the previous movies, but still thoroughly enjoyable fun for the whole family.
    4.5 of 5.
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    I hear that ChiangMai City life are looking for a movie reviewer.
    I think I have found just the man.

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    Bernard Trink was lamentable when he did movie reviews for the Post. Apparently Steven Segal was a great actor and any movie which involved the grey matter, sucked.

    Sorry slightly off topic. I did enjoy the sex scenes in Harry Potter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    Sorry slightly off topic. I did enjoy the sex scenes in Harry Potter.

    Uh what?

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    up here in chiang rai, i was able to buy a copy of "the english patient"
    believe it or not, hadn't seen it before.
    watched it last night
    thought it was fantastic. will definitely watch it again.
    the acting, the story, the cinematography, just brilliant.
    the use of language to portray the situation, espescially in the cave, was brilliant. had to rewind and watch again..... gonna go and watch that part again now.
    well, it is the last movie i watched. old but good 4.9/5
    knocked the original wuthering heights off the throne

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    Star Trek First Contact.

    Star Trek fan myself & found this movie poorer than a Thai beggar who had just lost his wallet.

    Most entertaining thing to happen during this movie was letting my mind wander wondering if the Enterprise would be able to take out a Star Destroyer. Still pondering it now.

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    ^ I think it depends upon whether you're talking about TOS Enterprise or TNG Enterprise.

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    Star Destroyer

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    Star Trek: Enterprise-D


    Light guns: 300 million GW (6 megatons per shot, 24 guns, assume 1 shot every 2 seconds for time-averaged power output rather than peak output)

    Main phasers: 3.6 GW (5.1 MW per emitter, 200 emitters in the main phaser array, 2 full-sized saucer arrays and 3 smaller roughly half-size arrays on the stardrive section). Note that phasers appear to have a chain-reaction effect so their raw power output may be deceptively low.

    Heavy guns: 2.4 million megatons (200 gigatons per shot from each turret, 12 turrets)

    Photon torpedoes: 64 megatons max theoretical (based on 1.5 kg antimatter payload)

    Sublight acceleration: 3500G

    Sublight acceleration: 1000G

    Operational range: 250,000 light-years (before refueling)

    Operational range: 2750 light-years (7 years at warp 6 before refueling)

    Shield heat dissipation: 70 trillion GW peak

    Shield heat dissipation: 3311 GW peak (473 GW per generator x 7 generators)

    Reactor power: 200 trillion GW max

    Reactor power: ~4 billion GW at max warp 9.6

    Max hyperspace speed: not stated (however, the ability to travel "halfway across the galaxy" in a matter of hours requires speeds in the range of 10 million to 100 million times c).

    Max warp speed: ~2000c (warp 9.6), sustainable 12 hours for a single sprint of roughly 3 light-years. This appears to have increased to roughly 3000c for newer ships such as the Intrepid-class.

    I suppose the Star Destroyer would kick Enterprises arse.
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    ^ Anorak!

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    ^^ Which Star Destroyer is it, the Imperial II class ?

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    I screwed up. The specs are actually for an Acclamator, not a Star Destroyer. A Destroyer's actually 10x bigger (possibly 10x more powerful) so regardless of class the Enterprise would be squashed like a bug. In fact, the entire Federation would be screwed should they not bow to the Empire.

    A fairer match would be Boba's Slave 1. But they'd still be screwed. Behold.

    Slave 1 spec

    Main guns: 64000 GW (2 kilotons per shot, 480 rpm firing rate onscreen in AOTC for time-averaged power output rather than peak output)

    Missiles: 190 megatons (tail-launched missiles; seismic charge mines are roughly 12000 megatons)

    Sublight acceleration: 2500G

    Operational range:not stated (however, Obi-Wan's starfighter has an operational range of 150,000 light-years, and is probably similar).

    Shield heat dissipation: 3311 GW peak

    Reactor power: not stated (however, Amidala's personal yacht has power output of 7 billion GW max, and is probably similar)

    Max hyperspace speed: not stated (however, same-day flight from core to galactic outer-rim systems requires speeds in excess of 10 million c)
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    ST fans should be shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    ST fans should be shot
    With a phaser or light blaster ?

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    Hand-held phasers have a variety of settings, able to either "stun" or kill, and also able to vaporize large swaths of material. They can also be set to fire in "Wide Beam" mode, to defeat multiple targets at once. The phasers mounted on the Enterprise also can fire a stun blast capable of incapacitating groups of people on a planet's surface. Similar to the hand phaser, ship phasers can also be fired to evenly disintegrate a target object such as meteors and asteroids.

    Light-blasters are used in computer games to shoot things on the TV.

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