Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Old Movie Recommendations

Catch Me if You Can (2002)

When it comes to the well-known expression “fake it till you make it”, Frank Abagnale most definitely deserves a place in the impersonation hall of fame. In this breezily-amusing and adventure-filled movie, Leonardo DiCaprio plays the run-away teen, Frank Abagnale, who turns full speed into deception with the hope of bringing family money and power. Voyaging across Europe, Frank tries his hand as an airline pilot, lawyer, and doctor. He even forges and cashes in millions of dollars in fake cheques! And all the while, being pursued by agent Carl Hanratty.

This is an excellent account of FBI’s youngest and most wanted conman.

The Truman Show (1998)

Truman Burbank is an insurance salesman, but his entire life, from infancy onwards, has been televised without his knowledge. His world, fabricated by a single screen-writer and populated by actors, has been painstakingly choreographed – from breathtaking sunsets to the relationship with his impossibly cheerful wife. But a series of technical glitches has Truman beginning to question the perfection in his life and the motives of those around him…

This is a thought-provoking and illuminating movie that is definitely worth the watch!

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

This is a heart-warming story of an extraordinary relationship between a dog and his beloved human companion. College professor Parker Wilson rescues a puppy, Hachi, on a snowy night. As Hachi grows up, he bonds more deeply with Parker. He is so devoted to Parker that he accompanies him every day to the train station for his commute to work.

But one day, when Hachi takes his usual place at the station, Parker never comes…

The dark knight (2008)

 

A richly-thrilling and unforgettable adventure film that is undoubtedly worth a try! Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins (2005), Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new District Attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up criminals that plague Gotham city.

That is, until a vile, mysterious criminal mastermind known as the “The Joker” appears, creating a wave of chaos…

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Andy Dufresne is falsely convicted of murdering his wife and her lover in 1947, and thereby sentenced to life in Shawshank prison. In this maximum secruity prison, Andy is beaten by guards and harassed by the warden. Nonetheless, he persists to protest his innocence while establishing friendships with Red and other fellow inmates. As Andy slowly overcomes the torture of the prison system, he finds a way to escape…

Based on the novel by the prolific Stephen King, this is an uplifting story of freedom and hope– physical and psychological.

Inception (2010)

A breathtaking, complex, and innovative science-fiction adventure film that everyone should give a go! Cobb is a corporate raider who infiltrates the minds of other men to steal their ideas. He is now hired by a billionaire to do the complete opposite: plant an idea into a rival’s mind so he surrenders his corporation. Cobb gathers together a powerful crew: Arthur, his long-time associate; Eames, a master at deception; Yusuf, a master chemist; and Ariadne, a brilliant young architect, all to attempt an impossible task…

You will be adrift in time and space, fighting your way through submerging sheets of reality and dreams, reality within dreams, and dreams without reality.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

This is an imaginative, heart-warming, and loopy romance story that explores the fragility of memory and love. Joel Barish is shocked to discover that the love of his life, Clementine, had him erased from her memory. Spurred by frustration, Joel summons up the courage to undergo the same medical procedure. However, throughout his erasing process, Joel becomes astonished to find that he still loves Clementine.

He decides to fight to keep the memories of their moments together…

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