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Have you seen any good films recently? Tell us about them!

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MiracFire53's picture
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7 January, 2017 - 15:47

Firstly,I love science fiction movies and last watched movie is space games. I think movie is very entertaining and good. People are war ailen.

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30 November, 2016 - 18:34

I've seen recently "Aliados", the story of a spy cuple. It takes place in Sahara Desert in the beggining, and after in England. I'ts exciting until the end.

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Jonathan - Coordinator's picture
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1 December, 2016 - 06:24

Hi amarti. Thanks for the recommendation! I think this film's English title is Allied. :)
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Antoniy's picture
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20 December, 2016 - 17:57

Hi Jonathan. I want to suggest you a very good TV serial "Sherlock Holmes". I think you know who is a Sherlock Holmes and his friend John Watson. This TV serial is translated on BBC. There are 3 seasons now. Every season has 3 series, every series lasts an hour and a half. In January will pass new season, it passed in 00.01!
If like a serial you would like to read a book.
Goodbye!) (Antoniy from Belarus)

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Jonathan - Coordinator's picture
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20 December, 2016 - 19:00

Hi Antoniy and thanks for your recommendation! Yes, the show is very popular these days. What do you like about the series? For me, there are several things. I like the mystery of the stories, although I find the plot sometimes hard to follow. The actors are very good. And, many of the episodes are filmed in London and there are great shots of buildings and the skyline, like this. (By the way, that page is by one of our blog team. Here's another about Sherlock.) Are you looking forward to the new series? 
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Antoniy's picture
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26 December, 2016 - 15:07

Hi Jonathan. In the series I very like to watch how SH thinks. It is very interesting. When Mary shot to him he included the palaces of the mind and at a couple of seconds his mind understand where it is necessary to fall forward or backward. It is amazing.
I'm looking for new series and in January i will to see new season.
Antoniy from Belarus)

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8 November, 2016 - 10:22

Recently, I saw a film called " Tam Cam, unteld story ", it's follow a folk tale of Vietnam, it's talk about 2 sister, one is Tam and one is Cam. Tam is nice and hard-working but Cam is lazy and ugly. It's taught me a lot of lesson about life style :))

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1 November, 2016 - 21:03

I like romantic comedies, action movies and vampire movies but I do not like horror movies because then imagined that everything that happens there for me.

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20 August, 2016 - 02:56

I have seen Bicentennial Man, it is science fiction comedy-drama film, starring Robin Williams . The story is about robot in which a family bought it and called it Andrew, he loved this family so much especially their little daughter , he became sad when anyone from this family die, as time passed he changed himself to a human look but he could not feel,eat,drink or taste the food and he has no heart or brain . He was separated from this family because he took from them his freedom. Several years passed as he tried to found the girl who he loved then he found her but she was older and died . He became very sad for her death but he loved her daughter as she looked like her and he wanted to change himself to a complete human he want to feel,eat,live like any human and in the end die , also he wanted to take the court's decision that he is human to marry her . Finally he succeed to be a full human who has a heart to feel , brain to think and stomach to eat and taste the food and when the time came to listen to the court's decision that he is a human unfortunately he died before listening also his love decided to end her life.

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23 April, 2016 - 10:11

I watched an amazing film called "The fault in our stars" by John Green. The story talked about love of two two people, both of them have cancer disease. At the first time, the boy felt in love with the girl, after that he also brought her to Amsterdam where she longing for it. I recommend you guys watch this film and share your opinion with me

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24 September, 2016 - 13:15

I saw this film too. I think it is very sad. I crayed a lot. It is an amazing movie. Have you seen "Avatar"? It is a science fiction film. In 2017 it is going to put the second part in all the cinemas.

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6 May, 2016 - 11:45

Hi,
I have both English and Vietnamese version of the book " The faults in our stars"
Objectively, the film was a big success and received a lot of compliments. But this doesn't mean it is perfect. Personally, I felt a bit disappointed as it didn't come up to my expectation. There are some quite striking contrast between the book and the film, specially when Hazel talked to herself , it sounded like an audio books. Although I deeply understand Issac's agony ( sadness + depression ), I didn't approve his throwing eggs at Monica's car. Not a good deed.

Moreover, the phrase " The fault in our star " was only mentioned just one time ( in Houten's letter which was sent to Augustus) but becoming the title of the book. I don't get it. ( I tried to guess the deep meaning, but it seemed that my own theory didn't suit the message that John wanted to convey )

And, I didn't agree when John gave Hazel a chance to live ( by inventing Phalanxifor- a product of imagination ), he fostered a sense of optimistic and upbeat in readers, but unluckily, he destroyed my hope when letting Augustus pass away so quickly, John wrote that Gus had 80% to live, but finally, he belonged to the rest 20%. :(((

I appreciate the Gus's final letter sent to Houten, but I prefered he wrote a happy ending for Hazel's favourite book instead of expressing how much he loved her.

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crystal1511's picture
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7 May, 2016 - 13:39

Hi Giang,
I don't like the end of the film either because of Gus's death. In the beginning of it, I thought that Hazel would have passed away sooner than her boyfriend (I absolutely don't hope She dies but She was really weakness and often went to hospital). For me, I like the way the author created his character Gus. Gus has a great personality that every girl dreams of having a boyfriend like hers. Maybe I watched that film once so I could not remember another the details :( I will read this book if I have time :) Thanks for your sharing.

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8 May, 2016 - 11:17

yes. you are right. Gus was very great. But it seemed that he fell in love with Hazel too quickly ( with the speed of an arrow ) as if he wanted to attend a marathon contest ( in an effort to achieve a girlfriend ?! ). If I met a person like him, I would be very panic instead of happy.

If you have more time, I recommend another John's work : " Paper town ". Quite interesting.

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Ken's picture
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8 May, 2016 - 15:47

Hi giang,
Falling in love with Hazel too quickly with the speed of an arrow?
I think there are some people who live in full blast tend to have strong intuition on which they can rely.
Or he might just know he was close to death. I don't know....
You know what? "Often you have to rely on intuition" !
(∩`ω´)⊃))

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9 May, 2016 - 10:22

Hi, Ken
Gus said that Hazel looked like his old girl friend, that might be the reason.
uhmmmmm.......I don't know, " strong intuition", you meaned Gus loved Hazel because of strong intuition ?. But, Hazel was not very pretty,{ she had fat chipmunked cheeks ( side effect of Phalanxifor ). }

Yes, I get your advice " Often you have to rely on intuition", but I am short sight and have to wear glasses :))). ( Is your advice a metaphor ?!!!) hehe ( Ô-Ô )

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Ken's picture
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15 May, 2016 - 15:26

Hi gianggian!
I think Gus actually got happy feelings when he met Hazel who had acerbic wits and straightforwardness, which were more meaningful to him rather than her appearance (!?). I didn't read the book, so I'm not sure the details though...
You know what, ”Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surprise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell. Ignorance cannot seal the mind and imagination more securely.”-Albert Einstein

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Ken's picture
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7 May, 2016 - 00:10

Hi giang
I see your point, indeed. The ending somewhere reminded me of 'Titanic'..... Men are fragile but beautiful!!?
‎٩(๑꒦ິȏ꒦ິ๑)۶

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Ken's picture
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23 April, 2016 - 14:52

Hello crystal1511
I've just watched a trailer. Is it a sad story? Oh no..., I hope it's a romantic story...
'The fault in our stars'.... sounds very profound. If one can be sure to be connected to the right person among hundreds of millions of people, that's the dog's bollocks!
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crystal1511's picture
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24 April, 2016 - 10:36

I think it's both romantic and sad story. They had a beautiful love before the boy died. I really appreciate him. He's such a humorous and optimistic person. The film also has a lot of meanings that you can feel it by yourself. You should watch this film right now and see how they confront with their cancer. Hope you like it!

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Ken's picture
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25 April, 2016 - 14:05

Thanks for the comment!
I think I need a courage to watch the film, cuz you know, I'm easily moved to tears, especially, a sad story.
In fact, I had a few friends and people I respect who passed away due to cancer and other reasons. That happened all of a sudden but they were bearing up in front of us. So I'm sure I'll cry when I watch the film!! I wonder if my GF watch it with me.......
(;´༎ຶД༎ຶ`)

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crystal1511's picture
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24 April, 2016 - 10:54

I watched that video a couple months ago. It's a famous book and Emma Watson brought me to this one.Have you watched this film yet?

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15 April, 2016 - 11:39

Recently, I watched a famous film in Indonesia "Laskar Pelangi" (that means The Rainbow Troops). The film is based on book by Andrea Hirata with the same title.

The story is about 10 children (They call themselves "Laskar Pelangi") from the poor family who school at Muhammadiyah School in Belitung (in Sumatra Island). The Children really wanna get the best education in their life under the guidience of Bu Mus (Mrs. Mus, their teacher). But, one day their school is going to be closed if the new student in the next school year less of 10 . So, the 10 children struggle to make their school not to be closed with making many best achievements for their school. Although, they have a lot of hurdles. Even one of the 10 children named Lintang must ride his bike as long as 80 km from his home to arrive at the school and through the brook where a big crocodile lives.

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