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The Life Of Pi (full Movie)
Megashat.info ^ | 12/21/13 | Yann Martel

Posted on 12/20/2013 10:19:16 PM PST by mylife

I kinda enjoyed this film. It is way better on XBMC in HD.

Thought I would share.


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1 posted on 12/20/2013 10:19:17 PM PST by mylife
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Take Me In Your Lifeboat.


2 posted on 12/20/2013 10:34:29 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I caught it on TV (HD). Wasn’t expecting much and was stunned by some of the visuals. Really quite remarkable CGI — plus an engaging plot.

It must have been something on the big screen or IMAX!


3 posted on 12/20/2013 10:36:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I had never seen it before.

The beginning is a bit dull.


4 posted on 12/20/2013 10:37:41 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
I thoroughly enjoyed "Life of Pi" as well. I'm really impressed at the leaps and bounds digital special effects have made these last few years, especially when viewed at home on a good blu-ray/HDTV home theater.

I don't see movies at the cinema much these days. I wait for them to hit Redbox and then I rent the blu-ray version. I have a decent set-up at home. I usually rent pretty much most of the big releases. Heck, last night my wife and I sat through "Elysium". Total left-wing pablum with a laughable script but, damn, the effects were pure eye-candy!

FWIW, "Man of Steel is the best film I've seen all year and I've never even been much of a Superman fan. Again, the digital effects were just phenomenal.

5 posted on 12/20/2013 11:00:43 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

I am watching on XBMC for free.

I Never thought I would see CGI of this caliber.

I owe someone on a bet. LOL


6 posted on 12/20/2013 11:03:45 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Notice that the actor Irfan Khan is also obsessed with “Richard Parker” in the Amazing Spider-man. What’s up with that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SB8CdNIwoY


7 posted on 12/20/2013 11:06:53 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

I have no idea.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 11:11:33 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Boogieman

I will say the scenes with Ifran Khan were boring.

It was Suraj Sharma that sold the movie.


9 posted on 12/20/2013 11:16:40 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I would agree...the first twenty minutes was hard to get into. By the end, I came to realize it was more of a story being told than a regular movie. We used to have a lot of these types in the 1930s and 1940s. It’s rare these days. I’d also put it into the philosophy category for future movie recommendations.


10 posted on 12/20/2013 11:20:00 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: mylife
I am watching on XBMC for free.

Ahh... I see... I'm still a PS3 guy. I can stream hi-def from Amazon Prime pretty good but on the PS3, blu-ray is still far superior. Then again, the PS3 is yesterday's technology.

FWIW, I visited the Samsung store at a mall in Bahrain a couple of weeks ago and saw the latest and greatest 85 inch "Ultra" HDTV. $40,000 but holy smokes! What a picture! I think I'm going to have to wait a few years though...

11 posted on 12/20/2013 11:20:57 PM PST by Drew68
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To: pepsionice

I threw it into religion.


12 posted on 12/20/2013 11:22:49 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Drew68

I am all new to this HTPC stuff, but can see were this is the future of video entertainment.

HD streams flawlessly over My G-Box Midnight MX2


13 posted on 12/20/2013 11:25:19 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: All

Gnight all.


14 posted on 12/20/2013 11:26:00 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: pepsionice
We used to have a lot of these types in the 1930s and 1940s. It’s rare these days.

Movies you have to follow closely from beginning to end, and if you pay attention, you'll be rewarded.

15 posted on 12/20/2013 11:26:41 PM PST by Drew68
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To: mylife

They used real animals for some of the boating scenes.. A tiger nearly drowned as a result.


16 posted on 12/20/2013 11:27:09 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: mylife

Yeah, the kid was great.


17 posted on 12/20/2013 11:28:40 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Well it was pretty amazing cinematography.


18 posted on 12/20/2013 11:28:50 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Drew68

My favorite type of film.
Character development.


19 posted on 12/20/2013 11:29:41 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
Gnight all.

And to you. I love movies. I know many here think Hollywood is the devil but I don't care. I love movies. And I love good special effects.

I think I'll crack another beer and go watch "Avatar" for the umpteenth time on my reasonably decent home theater.

20 posted on 12/20/2013 11:30:43 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Cheers.


21 posted on 12/20/2013 11:32:12 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I know I could look it up but it’s easier to ask. Which character was Suraj the young or older Pi? Saw the movie at the theater so it’s been awhile. I enjoyed the movie but the thing that redeemed it from being a bore was the dual ending, spiritual meaning behind it that made you think back and try to figure out certain scenes. I liked that the tiger’s name was Richard Parker:)


22 posted on 12/20/2013 11:36:42 PM PST by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: mylife; Admin Moderator

Megashare appeas to be an illegal warez site, or at least is legally questionable.

Can you confirm these free movies are legit?


23 posted on 12/20/2013 11:41:24 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: kelly4c

The Pi on the life raft.


24 posted on 12/20/2013 11:47:53 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Jeez Louise


25 posted on 12/20/2013 11:48:50 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Never saw the movie but loved the book.


26 posted on 12/20/2013 11:55:36 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Squawk 8888

Brother says the book was better.
I say the film is pretty impressive.


27 posted on 12/20/2013 11:59:02 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Besides the fact that it didn’t make any sense.

So did he murder everyone and eat them? Or was there really a tiger, and an island made of human bones and teeth? I don’t really get it. I know it’s about faith, but which story would you believe? The more plausible one.


28 posted on 12/21/2013 12:11:57 AM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: FreedomStar3028

That story will scare you to death.


29 posted on 12/21/2013 12:22:11 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: FreedomStar3028

He did not kill anyone.
he tried to be a mediator

He looked himself in the eye.

He killed his innocence.
Accepted his failure.

God allowed him to survive.


30 posted on 12/21/2013 12:26:44 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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It’s an allegory.


31 posted on 12/21/2013 12:29:49 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
CGI looked dream like (as it should given the philosophical tone of the story), almost a perfect blend of film reality and animation. In other words, not phony, but unique.
32 posted on 12/21/2013 12:36:59 AM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

BUMP


33 posted on 12/21/2013 12:38:30 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: mylife

Really cool. Thanks a lot for posting it.


34 posted on 12/21/2013 12:53:08 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: mylife

I didn’t find any part of this film ‘boring’. Thoroughly enjoyed the story from all perspectives and the ending was very good.


35 posted on 12/21/2013 12:56:53 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

The movie is very good but frankly it’s a grisly ending. Plainly he witnessed his mother’s murder and had to kill in turn.

I’m not sure preferring the nicer but implausible alternate story is much of an endorsement of a real God.


36 posted on 12/21/2013 1:09:28 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

I like a movie that makes you think and mull it all over at the end. That’s exactly what ‘life of Pi’ does, and it does it well.

Most movies these days are crap and not worth sitting through.


37 posted on 12/21/2013 1:18:35 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Boogieman
"Notice that the actor Irfan Khan is also obsessed with “Richard Parker” in the Amazing Spider-man. What’s up with that?"

In an Edgar Allan Poe novel, Richard Parker was a sailor who survived a shipwreck but was cannibalized by some other sailors. I think that is where the author of "life of Pi" got the name.

Not a spiderman fan so I don't know how if fits there, but if Irfan Khan is also in Spiderman..... perhaps he wanted to work it in somehow.

38 posted on 12/21/2013 5:11:30 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: mylife

I read the book a while back, it didn’t strike me as material for a movie.

Lots of folks had good things to say about it though.. mayhap I’ll check it out.


39 posted on 12/21/2013 6:13:52 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: ConservativeMind
Can you confirm these free movies are legit?

LOL! What are you? Some kind of old fogie?

I know how it feels. I'm 45 and in the Navy. I'm surrounded by people 20+ years younger than me. They look at me as some kind of dinosaur when I tell them I rented a movie from Redbox or purchased music from iTunes. Kids today download EVERYTHING for free. The entertainment industry is very frightened.

40 posted on 12/21/2013 6:43:24 AM PST by Drew68
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To: ConservativeMind
Can you confirm these free movies are legit?

LOL! What are you? Some kind of old fogie?

I know how it feels. I'm 45 and in the Navy. I'm surrounded by people 20+ years younger than me. They look at me as some kind of dinosaur when I tell them I rented a movie from Redbox or purchased music from iTunes. Kids today download EVERYTHING for free. The entertainment industry is very frightened.

41 posted on 12/21/2013 6:43:25 AM PST by Drew68
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To: humblegunner

I read the book a few years ago and then saw the movie on DVD two nights ago.

This is a **rare** instance of the movie being better than the book. I am sorry that I didn’t take the time to see it in a theater. As beautiful as it was on a monitor, it must have been spectacular on a big screen.


42 posted on 12/21/2013 6:47:35 AM PST by wintertime
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To: mylife

I watched it on one of the premium channels.

Dull, way too long, boring.

I have noticed many movies are now over 2 hours. I guess they have to fill up the time to justify the ticket prices. However, filler stuff is still boring. Many of those movies could cut out 30 minutes without impacting the actual movie.

==

I recall watching Clooney’s The American on Netflix DVD. It was an hour or more of watching a vehicle travel across the desert and then watch the returned trip across the desert. The only parts more boring were the parts with Clooney in bed.


43 posted on 12/21/2013 7:01:55 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: mylife

My husband and I both loved it. And we are very hard to please where today’s movies are concerned.


44 posted on 12/21/2013 8:10:44 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

Spider-man’s secret identity is Peter Parker, and Richard Parker is his deceased father in the movie. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but the fact that they used the same actor and he says the name in such a distinctive way makes it seem funny to me.

Maybe the Spider-man sequel will reveal that his dad turned himself into a tiger with his genetic experiments :)


45 posted on 12/21/2013 9:15:12 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Funny!


46 posted on 12/21/2013 7:05:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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