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What Have You Watched Recently? [OFFICIAL THREAD]

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(bismillah) (salam) The Caravan of Pride (Mawkeb-ul Abaa) is an eye-opening movie which skilfully portrays the heart wrenching series of events that unfolded after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as)

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My God! That was an amazing movie. Seriously, you HAVE to watch it.

Just a side comment: Her name is actually pronounced as Fatima. Recently middle eastern (like) names have been used in anime, interestingly.

Check it out here: https://translate.google.com/#auto/en/%E3%83%91%E3%83%86%E3%83%9E click the voice command to listen to the pronunciation.

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MUD

 

Family friendly - tick. Well about 95%, the dodgy bits (3 scenes) are very brief and subtle.

Character development - tick

Evocative / Dramatic - tick

 

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Family friendly - tick. Well about 95%, the dodgy bits (3 scenes) are very brief and subtle.

Character development - tick

Evocative / Dramatic - tick

What are your criteria for "family friendly"? I'm always looking for movies we all can enjoy, but I find that one person's "fine for kids" is another's "no way".

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DEFINITELY On my top list! Such a beautiful and enjoyable anime. A MUST watch. It is still ongoing.

 

 

"Kaori Fujimiya is always alone because all of her happy memories, including time spent with her friends, disappear every Monday. Deciding that he wants to be friends with her anyway, Yuuki Hase tries to get close to Kaori each week, wishing that she would one day call him "a friend."

 

http://myanimelist.net/anime/21327/Isshuukan_Friends.

 

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Baradar, can you tell me about Abbas Kiarostami? Is he legit? I liked his first movies but with the movie "Tickets", I was disappointed (especially with the scene some talk about wine and etc.) And I heard he released another movie. So, I am wondering why he does not use his talent in a good way, maybe for preaching islam. Mohsen Makhmalbaf also, disappointed me with his late movies. And, can you suggest us some director names that still move forward in the same noble path?  Thanks

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What are your criteria for "family friendly"? I'm always looking for movies we all can enjoy, but I find that one person's "fine for kids" is another's "no way".

 

My criteria for family friendly are, no sex scenes, no nudity, no bad language. But I am ok with violence.

 

I generally focus on films where there is no 'love interest'.

 

In this film there is one scene where the boy pecks a girl; one scene where the title of a pornographic magazine is shown; one scene where a girl is shown wearing shorts; and one very brief spoken reference to sex. And for these reasons I added the relevant health warnings.

 

Usually I don't add any health warnings because I take care only to mention films that IMHO have no Islamically contentious content. An ideal example would be Russell Crowe's 'Master and Commander'. 

 

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This is 1970 vintage and pretty excellent both as a war film and biog of an historically important man. It has a rottentomatoes rating in the 90%+ range.

 

But it has a lot of bad language along the lines of 'b*st*rd' and 'son of a b*'.

 

Other than that there are no female lead roles so family friendly from that point of view.

 

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My criteria for family friendly are, no sex scenes, no nudity, no bad language. But I am ok with violence.

 

I generally focus on films where there is no 'love interest'.

 

In this film there is one scene where the boy pecks a girl; one scene where the title of a pornographic magazine is shown; one scene where a girl is shown wearing shorts; and one very brief spoken reference to sex. And for these reasons I added the relevant health warnings.

 

Usually I don't add any health warnings because I take care only to mention films that IMHO have no Islamically contentious content. An ideal example would be Russell Crowe's 'Master and Commander'. 

 

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This is 1970 vintage and pretty excellent both as a war film and biog of an historically important man. It has a rottentomatoes rating in the 90%+ range.

 

But it has a lot of bad language along the lines of 'b*st*rd' and 'son of a b*'.

 

Other than that there are no female lead roles so family friendly from that point of view.

 

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Family friendly and violence?

 

No, that's not good..

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We talk about kids!! Not adults. It's insane to say that kids must watch fights, so they can beat people up, lol, what the heek

 

Don't both children and adults need to know defense?

 

One could also make the argument that children need it even more, because 1. they're more vulnerable and 2. it's good to start such exercises early on so that they stick better. 

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Why not?

Should children not learn how to defend themselves or fight back, and be left vulnerable to risk of attacks?

Depends on the age and temperament of the child. In general though, I wouldn't let young kids watch realistic violence and I wouldn't let kids watch gore or celebrated violence.

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Don't both children and adults need to know defense?

 

One could also make the argument that children need it even more, because 1. they're more vulnerable and 2. it's good to start such exercises early on so that they stick better. 

 

okay, so if a child learns to fight, you think they can defend themselves, when they're attacked by a strong man?

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okay, so if a child learns to fight, you think they can defend themselves, when they're attacked by a strong man?

 

They'll have a better chance than an unprepared child would, for sure, at least against average people if not strong ones. They should at least know how/when to try protecting themselves a bit and when to run away to safety. 

 

Depends on the age and temperament of the child. In general though, I wouldn't let young kids watch realistic violence and I wouldn't let kids watch gore or celebrated violence.

 

Yup, agreed on the latter, I think everyone agrees unnecessary gore isn't what children need. 

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They'll have a better chance than an unprepared child would, for sure, at least against average people if not strong ones. They should at least know how/when to try protecting themselves a bit and when to run away to safety. 

 

I don't think a child can learn this from watching TV or movies.  If a parent wants their child to be able to defend himself/herself, the parent should enroll the child in martial arts training.  There are programs that start as young as 3 years.

 

What a person, any person but especially a child, gets from watching TV and movies is desensitization to what is shown.  There are distinct advantages to keeping that natural human sensitivity; I know they exist but I can't come up with words to explain.

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That's a bit of a sweeping statement, it depends on the kind of TV/movies don't you think? 

 

No.  

 

Well, maybe.  An older child might learn some self-defense techniques from an instructional video.  

 

But my point is that nobody is going to learn self defense from watching violent action movies. 

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Before the Rain (1994);

Languages: Macedonian, Albanian, English;

Country of production: Macedonia.

 

Essentially, a collection of three interconnected stories of post-war Macedonia. People try to settle back into normalcy but the ghosts of the past and the hatreds of the yesteryear makes it difficult. 3/5

 

Spiritual health warning: one small scene of intimacy which is easy to avoid as you can see it building up. The rest is clear.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

 

Do you think the the tri-part LOTR franchise was much better then The Hobbit, which is almost forced and with hardly anything new them?

 

The story is not interesting enough, very plain and predictable and little suspense and adventure to make you gasp. It spends too much time with the pontificating and clever dragon lol. But I will give it 3/5.

 

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

 

And finally I watched it, after a soft copy sat on my desktop for, like, months. It was a passable Screener, which I discarded, and downloaded a new copy in HD, and it was nice to watch this wonderful drama. The misery and oppression of slavery on the blacks is shown with honest brutality. A sad and painful story. Every actor has been good. I don't know why some quarters are calling it 'controversial'. This word has lost is meaning and verve. Anything that some politically pampered people don't like is dubbed as 'controversial'.

 

But I'd say that the nudity is gratuitous and unnecessary. It could have been less exposed, especially in the scene when the slaves are being bathed and paraded for the prospective white plantation owners to buy. (so you have your health warning here).

 

That Kenyan-Mexican girl in the role of Patsey (what's her real name?) was brilliant. She won an award for her role at the Oscars, methinks. And Brad Pitt just wasted himself in the guest appearance. Either he should have acted out a fully fleshed role or he should have contended himself with being the producer. All 5 out of 5.

 

 

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If you didn't witness Smaug's scene in an imax theatre or with a surround sound set up at least, with enough bass, you won't appreciate it...I wanted moreee

 

LOTR was better because of how diverse the story was. If you read the book you'll see what I mean.

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If you didn't witness Smaug's scene in an imax theatre or with a surround sound set up at least, with enough bass, you won't appreciate it...I wanted moreee

 

LOTR was better because of how diverse the story was. If you read the book you'll see what I mean.

 

Yeah, I watched the thing on me little lappy screen so prolly that's why.

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