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Title: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on October 28, 2009, 02:50:11 PM
Since we have categories for music and books, I thought we should start one for movies.

I just finished Hotel Rwanda starring Don Cheadle dealing with the Rwandan civil war between the Tutsis and Hutus which left 1,000,000 dead, often massacred and executed.  Don Cheadle gives a great performance as Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu who provided shelter at the hotel he managed to over 1000 Tutsis who would have been summarily massacred by the Hutu Interhamwe. It'd be fair to call him the Oscar Schindler of the Rwandan genocide.   Nick Nolte gives a surprisingly good performance as well.  It's a tragic and sad story and I'd encourage you to watch it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on October 28, 2009, 03:05:53 PM
I recently rented The Last King of Scotland from Netflix and both the wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I knew a little bit about Idi Amin before watching this and, IMHO, it really showed all sides of his terribly complex personality (or should I say personalitIES).  The acting was top-notch and the viewer can truly appreciate the effort it took to do things well.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on October 28, 2009, 03:19:50 PM
I just watched Contact the other day.  Though it isn't the best movie, I would argue it has one of the most amazing introductions.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 28, 2009, 04:40:31 PM
Now that I think about it, I probably haven't watched a movie for over a month now. I've mostly been watching sports, old episodes of Bones, and a few DVD's that came with music CD's I've received. I guess the last movie I watched was probably Evil Dead 2.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on October 28, 2009, 06:24:20 PM
old episodes of Bones

Good to see another fan of Bones!  Now if only this boring baseball would end and new episodes would air.  :P
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on October 28, 2009, 06:32:53 PM
My wife and I love movies, but we rarely watch stuff shown on TV or in movie theatres. Our main source of movies is Netflix. We receive about 4-5 films a month, on average. Our favorites are European classics: Antonioni, Fellini, Bergman, Buñuel, Godard, Tarkovsky.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: serb1389 on October 28, 2009, 06:33:04 PM
I just watched Super Size Me last night for the first time.  It was fascinating to see and a real eye opener, even in this day and age.  
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: EofK on October 29, 2009, 02:34:18 AM
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, with Tim Roth and Gary Oldman.  I also broke out the Alien franchise earlier this week, but I've hesitated to watch past the second one... the sequels were just so awful.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 29, 2009, 03:32:17 AM
I definitely reccomend Hotel Rwanda and The Last King of Scotland. Both very good movies.

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on October 29, 2009, 11:50:45 AM
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, with Tim Roth and Gary Oldman. 

I saw this a few years ago.  Definitely original but just too long and convoluted.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 08, 2009, 07:18:40 AM
Just finished up watching Return of the Living Dead, one of my favorite horror movies. Well, I was half watching it and half reading some books. I need to keep myself occupied for at least a few more hours before I go out, so I'm gonna put on This is Spinal Tap next, and then probably a music DVD like Megadeth's That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on November 08, 2009, 07:34:38 AM
old episodes of Bones

Good to see another fan of Bones!  Now if only this boring baseball would end and new episodes would air.  :P

It's a good show; there are others I would consider better on TV now, but it's still a very enjoyable show to watch, and I would consider it an improvement from most TV nowadays.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on November 08, 2009, 07:38:00 AM
We've been doing the Redbox rental thing, and enjoying it thoroughly.  A few days ago we got/watched (each for the first time) GI Joe (awesome) and Ice Age 3.

Also saw (first time) King Arthur on TV (Clive Owen as title character, Keira Knightley as Gueneviere) - not bad, not great.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on November 08, 2009, 06:02:22 PM
Also saw (first time) King Arthur on TV (Clive Owen as title character, Keira Knightley as Gueneviere) - not bad, not great.

I absolutely despise Keira Knightley as an actress (and on a side note, I don't find her attractive in the least).  She was horrible and it made this movie, which potentially could have been very, very good into a less than mediocre affair.  The other actors employed were pretty good--Clive Owen, stellan Skaarsgard, Titus Pullo from Rome, etc. 

Speaking of Stellan Skaarsgard, I'm watching Goya's Ghosts which also stars Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) and Natalie Portman.  the movie is set in Spain at the time of the French revolution and the taking over by Napoleon.  Excellent film and directed by Milos Forman (Amadeus).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on November 09, 2009, 01:15:38 AM
...so I'm gonna put on This is Spinal Tap next...

An absolute classic! ;D


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 09, 2009, 08:40:48 AM
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An absolute classic!

Yeah, I watched it again today, great movie. Though right now I'm watching Saw IV, which considerably less people would consider a good movie, lol. :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on November 09, 2009, 04:21:29 PM
DORK ALERT:
I just purchased the Voltron Movie, Fleet of Doom.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on November 09, 2009, 11:03:35 PM
I recently rented The Last King of Scotland from Netflix and both the wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I knew a little bit about Idi Amin before watching this and, IMHO, it really showed all sides of his terribly complex personality (or should I say personalitIES).  The acting was top-notch and the viewer can truly appreciate the effort it took to do things well.

I totally agree; great movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on November 09, 2009, 11:10:22 PM
^Yes, you are now officially confirmed a dork and a whole host of other things that no sane human being would want to be.   ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on November 09, 2009, 11:11:43 PM

I absolutely despise Keira Knightley as an actress (and on a side note, I don't find her attractive in the least). 


Dude, I'm gonna haveta take your man card away for awhile now.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on November 09, 2009, 11:15:11 PM
The couple of movies I recently saw were

 The Bourne Identity  Great action movie.  I haven't seen the others yet...

 Gran Turino.  Cannot recommend this one enough!  I can do the chick flick every now and then, but thank God for movies like this!  I mean Clint Eastwood; c'mon y'all!  :D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 10, 2009, 12:29:56 AM

I absolutely despise Keira Knightley as an actress (and on a side note, I don't find her attractive in the least). 


Dude, I'm gonna haveta take your man card away for awhile now.

Natalie Portman > Keira Knightley ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on November 10, 2009, 12:38:50 AM
I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on November 10, 2009, 12:42:45 AM
I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   :laugh:

 You feeling OK?  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on November 10, 2009, 12:45:33 AM
I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   :laugh:

 You feeling OK?  :)

There is just too much inner nerd to allow that most grievous of sins to be forgiven.  :P
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on November 10, 2009, 04:07:23 AM
Does anyone know if Paranormal Activity is supposed to be good? Is it realistically done, or just a cheesy "gotcha!" flick?

I can't wait to see this one though: The Wolfman!
www.thewolfmanmovie.com


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on November 10, 2009, 04:22:48 AM
I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   :laugh:

 You feeling OK?  :)

There is just too much inner nerd to allow that most grievous of sins to be forgiven.  :P

Yeah but... Natalie Portman, dude.  She could give an 8 hour insurance seminar and I'd be in the front row.  ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on November 10, 2009, 08:43:22 AM
DORK ALERT:
I just purchased the Voltron Movie, Fleet of Doom

*sigh* Wish I had it.  I have 3 of the box sets of the show (Green, Blue, Yellow).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on November 10, 2009, 08:45:11 AM
The Bourne Identity  Great action movie.  I haven't seen the others yet...

Get on it, man.  Go for the others.

Gran Turino.  Cannot recommend this one enough!  I can do the chick flick every now and then, but thank God for movies like this!  I mean Clint Eastwood; c'mon y'all!  :D

Great flick.  Took a young adult group to see it - very thought provoking for them.  Loved it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on November 10, 2009, 08:48:01 AM
"God on Trial" which is youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOHWNaN2NU8&feature=related
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 11, 2009, 09:22:15 PM
When I went to bed last night I put on Redneck Zombies and put it on repeat. Does that count as watching it? I remember bits from here and there when I woke up throughout the night  ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 11, 2009, 10:03:03 PM
"God on Trial" which is youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOHWNaN2NU8&feature=related

Thank you for the link, Tallitot. At the moment I'm waiting for the 4th video to load on youtube. It has been an interesting movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on November 11, 2009, 11:15:33 PM
They aren't movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on November 11, 2009, 11:18:03 PM
There not movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.

I loveloveLOVE these.  I have the complete set on dvd and they never. get. old. :)

I'm presently waiting for "Schultzie Gets the Blues" from Netflix, which I am eagerly waiting to watch.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on November 11, 2009, 11:20:42 PM
I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   :laugh:

 You feeling OK?  :)

There is just too much inner nerd to allow that most grievous of sins to be forgiven.  :P


Agreed!

This video on youtube is proof enough: Bad Acting vs. Good Acting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAjKR6edTZI), a montage comparing Natalie Portman/Hayden Christensen and Olivia de Haviland/Clark Gable.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: coptic orthodox boy on November 11, 2009, 11:22:02 PM
One of my favorites:
http://www.youtube.com/user/chinamovie4u#p/u
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on November 11, 2009, 11:28:01 PM
There not movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.

I loveloveLOVE these.  I have the complete set on dvd and they never. get. old. :)


Yep I have the set too. This is about my third time through them and they dont get old.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 11, 2009, 11:28:31 PM
"God on Trial" which is youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOHWNaN2NU8&feature=related

Finished watching this movie now. Some might not like the ending, but I nonetheless highly recommend the movie. First time I've been choked up by the conclusion of a movie in years  :o
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on November 11, 2009, 11:32:17 PM

I can't wait to see this one though: The Wolfman!
www.thewolfmanmovie.com


Selam

I have been waiting for the Wolfman for like a year.

One of the last movies I saw was How to Rob a Bank with the very hot Erika Christensen in it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 14, 2009, 01:31:54 PM
Just got done watching Revenge of the Nerds.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on November 15, 2009, 09:32:17 PM
Slumdog Millionaire. I have a tendency to think that films that win as many awards as this one must be overrated, but honestly, it was quite good.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on November 15, 2009, 09:38:04 PM
The Fourth Kind.  I've seen some bad movies before, but wow...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on November 15, 2009, 11:42:43 PM
This video on youtube is proof enough: Bad Acting vs. Good Acting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAjKR6edTZI), a montage comparing Natalie Portman/Hayden Christensen and Olivia de Haviland/Clark Gable.

IT's Vivien Leigh, not Olivia de Haviland.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on November 16, 2009, 12:20:48 AM
I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   :laugh:

But have you seen her in Goya's Ghosts (excellent film, btw) and V for Vendetta?  She was great in both of them.  Definitely made up (at least partially) for the abysmal crap that Star Wars I-III is.  Though she wasn't acting badly in it; she was given crap to work with.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on November 16, 2009, 05:13:04 PM
The Fourth Kind.  I've seen some bad movies before, but wow...
Well if you go see paranomal acitivity you may seen an even worse movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on November 16, 2009, 06:08:15 PM
Just got done watching Revenge of the Nerds.

That one falls in the "love it despite how terrible it is" category (at least for me).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on November 16, 2009, 06:09:12 PM
Slumdog Millionaire. I have a tendency to think that films that win as many awards as this one must be overrated, but honestly, it was quite good.

I was also thinking that before watching it; I was pleasantly surprised, though, by the quality.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 19, 2009, 07:59:25 PM
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That one falls in the "love it despite how terrible it is" category (at least for me).

Revenge of the Nerds is like my intellectual compass in a world I do not understand...  ;D

And I'm currently watching an even sillier movie: Pumping Iron with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on November 19, 2009, 08:08:47 PM
Best Arnie movie is, by far, Commando  :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 24, 2009, 05:03:02 AM
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Best Arnie movie is, by far, Commando 

Didn't see that one... Though I do think that my not being exposed to a lot of Arnold, Stallone, etc. early in life is a primary reason that I still have a few brain cells left... On the other hand, considering what types of movies I watch these days...  ;D

Over the weekend I caught bits and pieces of An Inconvenient Truth by Algore. I also caught the end of Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, which I've been meaning to watch for years now. Wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, but then Troma movies rarely are (for me, anyway).

(http://cdn.springboard.gorillanation.com/storage/craveonline.com/legacy/article_imgs/Image/sgtkabukiman.jpg)

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on November 24, 2009, 05:16:13 AM
If anyone sees Pirate Radio or The Stepfather, let me know. I'm thinking about seeing these. They're both new in theaters now, but I don't want to waste money if they aren't good. The reviews I read seem pretty favorable though.

I'm definitely going to see The Blind Side soon.

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GregoryLA on November 24, 2009, 05:58:22 AM
just watched Mongol, Thank You For Smoking and The Incredibles all for the first time over the past few days while I've been home sick with the flu. :-\

Actually, who am kidding with that smiley?  It's been pretty fun! ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on November 24, 2009, 06:15:06 AM
I tried to watch the last Star Trek movie last night.  Super boring.  Super ridiculous.  The plot was dumb and the dialogue was forced and jerky.  I don't know if it was the script or not, but the actors seemed to have as much range as a Daisy BB gun.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on November 24, 2009, 05:27:49 PM
I tried to watch the last Star Trek movie last night.  Super boring.  Super ridiculous.  The plot was dumb and the dialogue was forced and jerky.  I don't know if it was the script or not, but the actors seemed to have as much range as a Daisy BB gun.

you've got to be kidding.  I'm a life long Star Trek fan and this was the most fun I have had watching Star Trek since season 6 of Deep Space Nine which was 12  years ago!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 27, 2009, 06:24:37 AM
Watched some of Army of Darkness tonight, mostly while playing Civ IV and waiting for the computer players to take their turn.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: genesisone on November 27, 2009, 07:06:05 AM
I'm definitely going to see The Blind Side soon.
Selam
My wife and I saw The Blind Side a couple of days ago (local cinema has half-price admission on Tuesdays). A delightful "feel good" type movie. Not great theatrically, but enjoyable. Hollywood glosses over but doesn't quite eliminate the central family's (Evangelical) Christian faith.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 04, 2009, 10:49:48 PM
No movies lately, but Comcast has some TV shows on their "On Demand" thing, so I've somewhat caught up on two TV shows I hadn't watched all season: Top Chef and Biggest Loser, both of which have their season finales next week. This will be the first time since season 3 that I didn't follow Top Chef all the way through from the beginning of the season. I'm probably spending too much time on the computer!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 05, 2009, 12:38:06 AM
My sons and I just got back from watching The Blind Side. A very entertaining movie. I'd give it a solid "B" or "B+." Be cautious if you are taking children under the age of 16 or 17, because there are a few intense seens with some graphic language and sexual references. But I really liked this movie!

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on December 05, 2009, 01:11:23 AM
An old classic:  El Cid with Charlton Heston (Eternal Memory) and Sophia Loren.  Great movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on December 05, 2009, 02:39:24 AM
The Island great flick so far.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 06, 2009, 11:01:57 PM
Watched the movie Bigger Stronger Faster today. It's a documentary about steroids, that tries to look at both sides of the issue, as well as other "enhancements" people use (from pills to surgery), the dietary supplement industry, the hypocrisy of Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc. It was actually a very even-handed and thoughtful movie, and I've seen people on both sides of the issue (both for and against steroids) recommend the movie. One of the more memorable scenes comes at the end. The director and guy driving the movie (e.g. doing the voice overs, conducting the interviews, etc.), does not use steroids, but his two brothers do. One of his brothers wants to have a second child, and his wife is against his usage of steroids. So the brother agrees to quit using them. However, in a private scene, when the wife is not present, the brother admits that he'll start using steroids again at some point in the future, and implies that he's willing to lie to his wife about it. In essence, he's addicted, perhaps not chemically, but at least psychologically. The drug gives him an edge, and he won't take the chance of losing that edge, even if it will mean possibly losing his family. It was a sad scene to watch, and it was doubly sad because, not long after this film was released, one of the director's brothers dies in a rehab clinic at the age of 37.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on December 06, 2009, 11:03:04 PM
Wife rented Night at the Museum II.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on December 07, 2009, 01:27:31 AM
Rasputin last night and A Christmas Carol tonight.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on December 07, 2009, 01:31:22 AM
An old classic:  El Cid with Charlton Heston (Eternal Memory) and Sophia Loren.  Great movie.

Nice.  It's kinda sad movies like this aren't made much any more.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on December 07, 2009, 02:50:04 AM
Question...has anyone heard about ch.131.com ..there showing the New twilight movie there  ,even though its still in the theaters..i watched it on line ,,didn't care for it..i didn't download it  in case its illegal don't want to get into trouble...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on December 07, 2009, 07:39:44 AM
Question...has anyone heard about ch.131.com ..there showing the New twilight movie there  ,even though its still in the theaters..i watched it on line ,,didn't care for it..i didn't download it  in case its illegal don't want to get into trouble...

 My PC security is Trend Micro's PC-cillin.  It lists this site as "dangerous"...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on December 07, 2009, 08:16:33 AM
Question...has anyone heard about ch.131.com ..there showing the New twilight movie there  ,even though its still in the theaters..i watched it on line ,,didn't care for it..i didn't download it  in case its illegal don't want to get into trouble...

 My PC security is Trend Micro's PC-cillin.  It lists this site as "dangerous"...

My free Avg anti virus scans web pages when  a google search is used ...so i ran  ch.131.com thru google search , avg showed a ok check mark that its safe ..i just don't click on everything there though ...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on December 07, 2009, 10:55:57 AM
My Goal for Christmas Break: Watch all of the Lord of the Rings.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on December 08, 2009, 12:57:28 AM
My Goal for Christmas Break: Watch all of the Lord of the Rings.
The theatrical or the special edition, which is like 12 hours long for all three?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on December 09, 2009, 03:16:39 PM
My Goal for Christmas Break: Watch all of the Lord of the Rings.
The theatrical or the special edition, which is like 12 hours long for all three?
Special edition of course. :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on December 09, 2009, 05:40:19 PM
I watched The Cardinal last night. Its about a Catholic bishop who is on his way of becoming a cardinal and as the ceremony takes place his mind flashes back to all these various times in his life beginning with his ordination into the priesthood. It is a very good movie. I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on December 09, 2009, 05:50:25 PM
Shoes of the fisherman , very scary ,religous art in the west started to decline.....
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on December 09, 2009, 07:15:23 PM
Shoes of the fisherman , very scary ,religous art in the west started to decline.....
I would have thought your eyes would have started melting watching a movie about a Catholic.  ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on December 09, 2009, 08:00:06 PM
Shoes of the fisherman , very scary ,religous art in the west started to decline.....
I would have thought your eyes would have started melting watching a movie about a Catholic.  ;)

ROFLMBO! That was fun-ny!  (No offense Stashko!  :))
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on December 09, 2009, 08:08:59 PM
I watched  Taken  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvUxdQ4q-Lg) the other day and loved it, loved it, loved it!!!  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on December 10, 2009, 01:03:53 AM
The Cardinal and Shoes of the Fisherman are very good movies love em.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on December 10, 2009, 01:12:24 AM
Last night I watched Public Enemies tonight I am gonna watch Dillinger.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on December 10, 2009, 01:14:22 AM
My Goal for Christmas Break: Watch all of the Lord of the Rings.
The theatrical or the special edition, which is like 12 hours long for all three?
Special edition of course. :)

The only way to go. :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on December 10, 2009, 10:48:01 AM
My Goal for Christmas Break: Watch all of the Lord of the Rings.
The theatrical or the special edition, which is like 12 hours long for all three?
Special edition of course. :)

The only way to go. :laugh:
Lucky me. I just found out that another of my friends loves these movies. I'm gonna have at least one companion during my movie marathon.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on December 10, 2009, 07:33:02 PM
The Cardinal and Shoes of the Fisherman are very good movies love em.

I have not seen Shoes of the Fisherman but I think I'm going to have to check it out. It looks good and plus I'm a huge Anthony Quinn fan so its one I'm going to watch.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 10, 2009, 08:06:53 PM
The Cardinal and Shoes of the Fisherman are very good movies love em.

I have not seen Shoes of the Fisherman but I think I'm going to have to check it out. It looks good and plus I'm a huge Anthony Quinn fan so its one I'm going to watch.

Hey, Anthony Quinn is my favorite actor! Have you seen Barrabas?

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on December 10, 2009, 08:40:35 PM
Posse (http://www.amazon.com/Posse-Stephen-Baldwin/dp/B000059TGC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1260491972&sr=1-1).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on December 10, 2009, 08:44:45 PM
I'm definitely going to see The Blind Side soon.
Selam
My wife and I saw The Blind Side a couple of days ago (local cinema has half-price admission on Tuesdays). A delightful "feel good" type movie. Not great theatrically, but enjoyable. Hollywood glosses over but doesn't quite eliminate the central family's (Evangelical) Christian faith.
Glosses over? It's pretty much front and center. ::)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 11, 2009, 01:50:38 AM
I'm definitely going to see The Blind Side soon.
Selam
My wife and I saw The Blind Side a couple of days ago (local cinema has half-price admission on Tuesdays). A delightful "feel good" type movie. Not great theatrically, but enjoyable. Hollywood glosses over but doesn't quite eliminate the central family's (Evangelical) Christian faith.
Glosses over? It's pretty much front and center. ::)

I'd have to disagree. The centrality of their Christian faith was treated as an aside, not as the focal point of the movie. But I didn't mind that, because it wasn't intended to be a "Christian" movie. Although it would have been nice if they had emphasized it more.

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on December 11, 2009, 02:58:41 AM
My Goal for Christmas Break: Watch all of the Lord of the Rings.
The theatrical or the special edition, which is like 12 hours long for all three?
Special edition of course. :)

The only way to go. :laugh:
Lucky me. I just found out that another of my friends loves these movies. I'm gonna have at least one companion during my movie marathon.
Thats good its always nice to have a friend or ten to watch these with.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on December 11, 2009, 09:42:10 AM
What do you guys think of Lars von Trier films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_von_Trier)? Lesya and I saw "The Element of Crime," "Breaking the Waves," "The Idiots," "Dancer in the Dark," "Dogville," and even though we sometimes do not quite like certain things in these films, we appreciate the scale of this artist. We also saw a few films directed by von Trier's disciples from the "Dogme95" group of cinematographers (can't recall the names of the directors right now, but do recall one name of the film, "(Name), The Donkey Boy" (about the inner world of a young man who has schizophrenia). 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on December 11, 2009, 01:56:37 PM
The Cardinal and Shoes of the Fisherman are very good movies love em.

I have not seen Shoes of the Fisherman but I think I'm going to have to check it out. It looks good and plus I'm a huge Anthony Quinn fan so its one I'm going to watch.

Hey, Anthony Quinn is my favorite actor! Have you seen Barrabas?

Selam

Barabbas is one of my favorite movies actually; it is such a great movie. I think it was my third film that I saw with Anthony Quinn in it. The first time I saw him was in Lawrence of Arabia in his classic performance as Auda Abu Tayi which made me become a huge fan of his. He is definitely one of my favorite actors.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on December 11, 2009, 03:47:17 PM
Somebody is stealing my Netflix movies out of my mailbox, and then returning them when they are done with them!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on December 13, 2009, 07:29:07 AM
^ Someone other than you?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on December 13, 2009, 07:44:16 AM
up date ...Iv been watching on Ch.131.com quite a lot of films that are still in the theaters..its a great place ...saves me having to go to blockbusters and renting them...
Question ??? anyone ,,,If one watches films on line that are still in the theaters is that considered illegal act...curious
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on December 13, 2009, 07:49:54 AM
Yes, that is a Chinese pirate site. It's probably illegal to watch movies there.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on December 13, 2009, 08:14:50 AM
More questions ....When one chooses what film or tv show to watch ,the player appears,, in the center of the player there a add when i click on the add the film or tv show starts to play..
I assume there making money on the adds that one clicks thats why  they don't have any commercial ...

How does one tell it's a chinese pirate sight.....
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on December 13, 2009, 06:51:41 PM
More questions ....When one chooses what film or tv show to watch ,the player appears,, in the center of the player there a add when i click on the add the film or tv show starts to play..
I assume there making money on the adds that one clicks thats why  they don't have any commercial ...

How does one tell it's a chinese pirate sight.....
Well, first of all, it's written in Chinese. Second, you mentioned that they have available for download movies that are still in theatres, and the only ones who would have such a thing are pirates. So if I were in your position, I'd not download anything else from that site.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on December 13, 2009, 07:24:23 PM
More questions ....When one chooses what film or tv show to watch ,the player appears,, in the center of the player there a add when i click on the add the film or tv show starts to play..
I assume there making money on the adds that one clicks thats why  they don't have any commercial ...

How does one tell it's a chinese pirate sight.....
Well, first of all, it's written in Chinese. Second, you mentioned that they have available for download movies that are still in theatres, and the only ones who would have such a thing are pirates. So if I were in your position, I'd not download anything else from that site.

I swear its not in chinese but in english ,you must of got a cloned copycat site or something else,,,Hummmm

Heres the link http://ch131.com/
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on December 13, 2009, 08:06:26 PM
Chinese or not, its a pirate site that steals films so it is illegal.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on December 13, 2009, 08:40:40 PM
More questions ....When one chooses what film or tv show to watch ,the player appears,, in the center of the player there a add when i click on the add the film or tv show starts to play..
I assume there making money on the adds that one clicks thats why  they don't have any commercial ...

How does one tell it's a chinese pirate sight.....
Well, first of all, it's written in Chinese. Second, you mentioned that they have available for download movies that are still in theatres, and the only ones who would have such a thing are pirates. So if I were in your position, I'd not download anything else from that site.
I swear its not in chinese but in english ,you must of got a cloned copycat site or something else,,,Hummmm

Heres the link http://ch131.com/
That's not the link you provided me with earlier, but that too is a pirate site. So my advice is to avoid both ch131.com and ch.131.com.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on December 13, 2009, 08:59:12 PM
More questions ....When one chooses what film or tv show to watch ,the player appears,, in the center of the player there a add when i click on the add the film or tv show starts to play..
I assume there making money on the adds that one clicks thats why  they don't have any commercial ...

How does one tell it's a chinese pirate sight.....
Well, first of all, it's written in Chinese. Second, you mentioned that they have available for download movies that are still in theatres, and the only ones who would have such a thing are pirates. So if I were in your position, I'd not download anything else from that site.
I swear its not in chinese but in english ,you must of got a cloned copycat site or something else,,,Hummmm

Heres the link http://ch131.com/
That's not the link you provided me with earlier, but that too is a pirate site. So my advice is to avoid both ch131.com and ch.131.com.

Thanks!
Ill avoid that sight ,,I guess that old saying ,, if something sound to good to be true it probably is or isn't  ,i know its one of them...
Hulu shows the seeker new episode at 1:00 am monday morning, but i watched it all ready on this sight mentioned ..
Do i have get out of town or hide somewhere ,because i watched about 10 of there programs but didn't download anything , ...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on December 13, 2009, 09:12:40 PM
More questions ....When one chooses what film or tv show to watch ,the player appears,, in the center of the player there a add when i click on the add the film or tv show starts to play..
I assume there making money on the adds that one clicks thats why  they don't have any commercial ...

How does one tell it's a chinese pirate sight.....
Well, first of all, it's written in Chinese. Second, you mentioned that they have available for download movies that are still in theatres, and the only ones who would have such a thing are pirates. So if I were in your position, I'd not download anything else from that site.
I swear its not in chinese but in english ,you must of got a cloned copycat site or something else,,,Hummmm

Heres the link http://ch131.com/
That's not the link you provided me with earlier, but that too is a pirate site. So my advice is to avoid both ch131.com and ch.131.com.

Thanks!
Ill avoid that sight ,,I guess that old saying ,, if something sound to good to be true it probably is or isn't  ,i know its one of them...
Hulu shows the seeker new episode at 1:00 am monday morning, but i watched it all ready on this sight mentioned ..
Do i have get out of town or hide somewhere ,because i watched about 10 of there programs but didn't download anything , ...

The FBI typically only go after the distributors. Just delete anything you might have obtained from that site, including cookies, and don't go back there again, and you should be okay.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on December 13, 2009, 09:22:58 PM
Jesus of Nazareth the tv series from the late 70's
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on December 13, 2009, 10:06:55 PM
Jesus of Nazareth the tv series from the late 70's

That is a really excellent production (also starring Anthony Quinn). Have you seen the later TV mini-series called A.D.? It is a sequal to Jesus of Nazareth that shows the Acts of the Apostles. It is extremly well done.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: minasoliman on December 14, 2009, 02:21:23 AM
Jesus of Nazareth the tv series from the late 70's

That is a really excellent production (also starring Anthony Quinn). Have you seen the later TV mini-series called A.D.? It is a sequal to Jesus of Nazareth that shows the Acts of the Apostles. It is extremly well done.

Where can I buy A.D.?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on December 14, 2009, 02:22:27 AM
Jesus of Nazareth the tv series from the late 70's

That is a really excellent production (also starring Anthony Quinn). Have you seen the later TV mini-series called A.D.? It is a sequal to Jesus of Nazareth that shows the Acts of the Apostles. It is extremly well done.

Sure have I own it. I love those two shows. Both very well done. Anthony Quinn is a good Caiphas.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on December 14, 2009, 02:24:52 AM
Jesus of Nazareth the tv series from the late 70's

That is a really excellent production (also starring Anthony Quinn). Have you seen the later TV mini-series called A.D.? It is a sequal to Jesus of Nazareth that shows the Acts of the Apostles. It is extremly well done.

Where can I buy A.D.?

There is a Catholic website Ignatius press that has the VHS copy and you can get the DVD off netflix. The DVD version has really been edited so I would go with the Ignatius press VHS copy though the set is like six tapes long and quite pricey it is well worth it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on December 14, 2009, 02:36:58 AM
Ignatius Press has it on DVD: http://www.ignatius.com/ViewProduct.aspx?SID=1&Product_ID=2516&SKU=AD-M&ReturnURL=search.aspx%3f%3fSID%3d1%26SearchCriteria%3dAD (http://www.ignatius.com/ViewProduct.aspx?SID=1&Product_ID=2516&SKU=AD-M&ReturnURL=search.aspx%3f%3fSID%3d1%26SearchCriteria%3dAD) I didn't see the VHS. It is well worth the price but as Vlad said, you can get it from Netflix if you have it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: minasoliman on December 14, 2009, 02:42:33 AM
Jesus of Nazareth the tv series from the late 70's

That is a really excellent production (also starring Anthony Quinn). Have you seen the later TV mini-series called A.D.? It is a sequal to Jesus of Nazareth that shows the Acts of the Apostles. It is extremly well done.

Where can I buy A.D.?

There is a Catholic website Ignatius press that has the VHS copy and you can get the DVD off netflix. The DVD version has really been edited so I would go with the Ignatius press VHS copy though the set is like six tapes long and quite pricey it is well worth it.

Edited as in missing scenes?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: mountainman on December 14, 2009, 07:21:41 AM
Fantastic Mr. Fox!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on December 14, 2009, 08:16:10 AM
Watched Fiddler on the Roof 2 days ago.  Spent last night watching old Muppet Show episodes.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on December 14, 2009, 09:06:15 AM
Watched Fiddler on the Roof 2 days ago.  Spent last night watching old Muppet Show episodes.
Catchy tunes, aren't they? They just get stuck in your head. I sing this one for my advanced Spanish class when we study the subjunctive mood:

Si yo fuera rico, yaba daba daba daba dibble dibble dibble dum.
Todo el dia seria vagabundo, si yo fuera ricohombre.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on December 14, 2009, 05:24:30 PM
  Spent last night watching old Muppet Show episodes.
Love that show!!! I have season one, but I think season two is on DVD now.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ChristusDominus on December 14, 2009, 05:29:44 PM
Does anyone here like watching foreign films with subtitles? I had been watching a few on Netflix, and I never thought I'd enjoy them for having to read everything being said. I have been pleasantly surprised after veiwing a few films. :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 14, 2009, 05:43:41 PM
I've been rewatching old Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes over the past couple days, mostly from Season 6.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: minasoliman on December 14, 2009, 05:53:10 PM
Jesus of Nazareth the tv series from the late 70's

That is a really excellent production (also starring Anthony Quinn). Have you seen the later TV mini-series called A.D.? It is a sequal to Jesus of Nazareth that shows the Acts of the Apostles. It is extremly well done.

Where can I buy A.D.?

There is a Catholic website Ignatius press that has the VHS copy and you can get the DVD off netflix. The DVD version has really been edited so I would go with the Ignatius press VHS copy though the set is like six tapes long and quite pricey it is well worth it.

Edited as in missing scenes?

i see what you're saying.  I found some VHS on amazon.com.  It says 540 minutes, whereas the dvd's are 360 minutes.  I don't understand why the big difference.  Why couldn't they just make more dvd's?

Anyway, thanks for the VHS suggestion.  I will probably buy the VHS and record them into some dvd's.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on December 14, 2009, 06:30:15 PM
Si yo fuera rico, yaba daba daba daba dibble dibble dibble dum.
Todo el dia seria vagabundo, si yo fuera ricohombre.

Impressive. It's good for you to have fun with them like that.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on December 14, 2009, 06:41:29 PM
Does anyone here like watching foreign films with subtitles? I had been watching a few on Netflix, and I never thought I'd enjoy them for having to read everything being said. I have been pleasantly surprised after veiwing a few films. :)

My wife and I are used to reading subtitles. We saw almost the entire Fellini, Bergman, Kurosawa and other foreign masters reading the subtitles. It's wonderful to have the auditory impression of the different languages, hear the modulations of the actors' voices, etc., and simultaneously to keep track of the story.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on December 14, 2009, 08:51:10 PM
Jesus of Nazareth the tv series from the late 70's

That is a really excellent production (also starring Anthony Quinn). Have you seen the later TV mini-series called A.D.? It is a sequal to Jesus of Nazareth that shows the Acts of the Apostles. It is extremly well done.

Where can I buy A.D.?

There is a Catholic website Ignatius press that has the VHS copy and you can get the DVD off netflix. The DVD version has really been edited so I would go with the Ignatius press VHS copy though the set is like six tapes long and quite pricey it is well worth it.

Edited as in missing scenes?

Yeah a lot of scenes. The plot of the show is that it focuses on The Apostles and the Romans and how they converge at the end with the martyrdom of Peter and Paul. But whole sections of the Roman stories are cut out and even some of the Apostles stuff gets hacked. I dont see why they didnt just put the whole thing on dvd.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on December 15, 2009, 02:49:55 AM
I watched A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott tonight. It is, in my opinion, the best adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic. My mom actually has eight different film adaptations of A Christmas Carol on VHS that she got out, so I'm going to watch a few of them. I've seen them all before but my favorite of them all is the George C. Scott one which is just amazing.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on December 15, 2009, 02:59:26 AM
I watched A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott tonight. It is, in my opinion, the best adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic. My mom actually has eight different film adaptations of A Christmas Carol on VHS that she got out, so I'm going to watch a few of them. I've seen them all before but my favorite of them all is the George C. Scott one which is just amazing.
I've always enjoyed the George Scott one, but whenever I think of Scrooge, I cannot help but think of Alastair Sim.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: John of the North on December 15, 2009, 03:05:46 AM
I watched A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott tonight. It is, in my opinion, the best adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic. My mom actually has eight different film adaptations of A Christmas Carol on VHS that she got out, so I'm going to watch a few of them. I've seen them all before but my favorite of them all is the George C. Scott one which is just amazing.
I've always enjoyed the George Scott one, but whenever I think of Scrooge, I cannot help but think of Alastair Sim.

Alastair Sim is amazing as Scrooge.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on December 15, 2009, 01:03:13 PM
I've always enjoyed the George Scott one, but whenever I think of Scrooge, I cannot help but think of Alastair Sim.

I have not seen that one in some time but I'm probably going to watch it in a few days. I have always really loved the one with George C. Scott though but after I watch the Alastair Sim one later, I will give my final opinion on the matter. I just love everything about the George C. Scott one though especially the Jacob Marley scene which really scared me as a little kid especially when he untied the kirchief and his mouth falls open which I believe isn't in most of the other film adaptations of the book.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 15, 2009, 01:17:36 PM
If anyone sees Invictus, please give us a review. It looks really good, and I have a lot of respect for Clint Eastwood as a director.

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on December 15, 2009, 01:22:53 PM
I just got "Food Inc." about how unhealthy our food supply is and the unnatural and cruel conditions we raise animals under.

I will look at it this week. has anyone seen it yet?

I have been watching "Meet the Natives" on the Travel Channel. They took a small group of aboriginal hunter gatherer men from a remote  Polynesian Island and sent them around the USA. When they saw the way we raise  animals they commented on how unhealthy the feed was ( all dry without nutrients) and thought both the animals and people who eat the meat may die from consuming it. They looked worried.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on December 15, 2009, 01:25:28 PM
Watched a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum again last night.  Good comedy, IMO.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 15, 2009, 01:28:08 PM
I just got "Food Inc." about how unhealthy our food supply is and the unnatural and cruel conditions we raise animals under.

I will look at it this week. has anyone seen it yet?

I have been watching "Meet the Natives" on the Travel Channel. They took a small group of aboriginal hunter gatherer men from a remote  Polynesian Island and sent them around the USA. When they saw the way we raise  animals they commented on how unhealthy the feed was ( all dry without nutrients) and thought both the animals and people who eat the meat may die from consuming it. They looked worried.

Have you seen Fast Food Nation?

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on December 15, 2009, 01:33:47 PM
I just got "Food Inc." about how unhealthy our food supply is and the unnatural and cruel conditions we raise animals under.

I will look at it this week. has anyone seen it yet?

I have been watching "Meet the Natives" on the Travel Channel. They took a small group of aboriginal hunter gatherer men from a remote Polynesian Island and sent them around the USA. When they saw the way we raise animals they commented on how unhealthy the feed was ( all dry without nutrients) and thought both the animals and people who eat the meat may die from consuming it. They looked worried.

Have you seen Fast Food Nation?

Selam

Nope
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on December 15, 2009, 02:21:16 PM
I just got "Food Inc." about how unhealthy our food supply is and the unnatural and cruel conditions we raise animals under.

I will look at it this week. has anyone seen it yet?

Haven't seen it yet, but I think I'm going to in the next month or so.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on December 15, 2009, 02:23:51 PM
I just got "Food Inc." about how unhealthy our food supply is and the unnatural and cruel conditions we raise animals under.

I will look at it this week. has anyone seen it yet?

Haven't seen it yet, but I think I'm going to in the next month or so.

Let me know if anyone would like to participate in a Food-Diet-Nutrition thread.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fr. George on December 15, 2009, 02:27:09 PM
I just got "Food Inc." about how unhealthy our food supply is and the unnatural and cruel conditions we raise animals under.

I will look at it this week. has anyone seen it yet?

Haven't seen it yet, but I think I'm going to in the next month or so.

Let me know if anyone would like to participate in a Food-Diet-Nutrition thread.

Go ahead and start one in the "Other Topics" section.  I'm sure there are plenty of people who have some background in the field; and even if not, I'm sure there are even more people who merely have an opinion to state. :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GiC on December 15, 2009, 02:35:08 PM
More questions ....When one chooses what film or tv show to watch ,the player appears,, in the center of the player there a add when i click on the add the film or tv show starts to play..
I assume there making money on the adds that one clicks thats why  they don't have any commercial ...

How does one tell it's a chinese pirate sight.....
Well, first of all, it's written in Chinese. Second, you mentioned that they have available for download movies that are still in theatres, and the only ones who would have such a thing are pirates. So if I were in your position, I'd not download anything else from that site.
I swear its not in chinese but in english ,you must of got a cloned copycat site or something else,,,Hummmm

Heres the link http://ch131.com/
That's not the link you provided me with earlier, but that too is a pirate site. So my advice is to avoid both ch131.com and ch.131.com.

Thanks!
Ill avoid that sight ,,I guess that old saying ,, if something sound to good to be true it probably is or isn't  ,i know its one of them...
Hulu shows the seeker new episode at 1:00 am monday morning, but i watched it all ready on this sight mentioned ..
Do i have get out of town or hide somewhere ,because i watched about 10 of there programs but didn't download anything , ...


As a semi-retired pirate and distributor (I generally only pirate for personal use anymore), you only really have to worry about it if you're making a profit off it...otherwise, a cease and desist letter is about the worst that will happen. Just make sure you always practice 'safe downloading', use secure e-mail and encrypted internet when possible, try to send/receive index files and header information using proxies and anonymity servers, mask your IP when possible, just the common sense stuff. It's not fool-proof, but it will make tracking you hard enough that they're more likely to spend their limited time and resources against easier and less-suspecting victims.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 15, 2009, 02:35:47 PM
I just got "Food Inc." about how unhealthy our food supply is and the unnatural and cruel conditions we raise animals under.

I will look at it this week. has anyone seen it yet?

Haven't seen it yet, but I think I'm going to in the next month or so.

Let me know if anyone would like to participate in a Food-Diet-Nutrition thread.

Sounds like it could be beneficial--though I expect a lot of arguing. Anyway, my doctor has given me enough lectures by now that I should be at the postgraduate level  :P

As to movies being watched, I recently watched Redneck Zombies again.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: EofK on December 15, 2009, 02:37:01 PM
I just got "Food Inc." about how unhealthy our food supply is and the unnatural and cruel conditions we raise animals under.

I will look at it this week. has anyone seen it yet?

Haven't seen it yet, but I think I'm going to in the next month or so.

Let me know if anyone would like to participate in a Food-Diet-Nutrition thread.

Yes, I have seen it and it is quite interesting.  See you in the Nutrition thread!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 15, 2009, 06:09:56 PM
My wife and I just returned from seeing Brothers. I thought it was a very good movie. Good acting, great story line. The movie is pretty intense, but I thought it struck a very real note and handled some serious human issues with authenticity and balance.

Here's the trailer:
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=Aj9xYUmpetpQeA9FK05jnExG2vAI?p=Brothers+movie+trailer&fr=my-myy&toggle=1&cop=&ei=UTF-8

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on December 15, 2009, 06:21:03 PM
Gearing up to watch Bronco Bullfrong (http://www.modculture.co.uk/bronco/) tonight while I work on my friend's Christmas present, a hand-made kilt in the Forsyth tartan!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on December 15, 2009, 06:51:43 PM
More questions ....When one chooses what film or tv show to watch ,the player appears,, in the center of the player there a add when i click on the add the film or tv show starts to play..
I assume there making money on the adds that one clicks thats why  they don't have any commercial ...

How does one tell it's a chinese pirate sight.....
Well, first of all, it's written in Chinese. Second, you mentioned that they have available for download movies that are still in theatres, and the only ones who would have such a thing are pirates. So if I were in your position, I'd not download anything else from that site.
I swear its not in chinese but in english ,you must of got a cloned copycat site or something else,,,Hummmm

Heres the link http://ch131.com/
That's not the link you provided me with earlier, but that too is a pirate site. So my advice is to avoid both ch131.com and ch.131.com.

Thanks!
Ill avoid that sight ,,I guess that old saying ,, if something sound to good to be true it probably is or isn't  ,i know its one of them...
Hulu shows the seeker new episode at 1:00 am monday morning, but i watched it all ready on this sight mentioned ..
Do i have get out of town or hide somewhere ,because i watched about 10 of there programs but didn't download anything , ...


As a semi-retired pirate and distributor (I generally only pirate for personal use anymore), you only really have to worry about it if you're making a profit off it...otherwise, a cease and desist letter is about the worst that will happen. Just make sure you always practice 'safe downloading', use secure e-mail and encrypted internet when possible, try to send/receive index files and header information using proxies and anonymity servers, mask your IP when possible, just the common sense stuff. It's not fool-proof, but it will make tracking you hard enough that they're more likely to spend their limited time and resources against easier and less-suspecting victims.

Question? Iv never had a desire to download any of the films from any sight,,But to just watch them on line, is that considered pirating by watching them on line only....
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on December 15, 2009, 07:27:03 PM
If anyone sees Invictus, please give us a review. It looks really good, and I have a lot of respect for Clint Eastwood as a director.

Selam
We will see it, but probably not until it's on video. I have no doubt it'll be good; Morgan Freeman has a way of turning even poorly written scripts into amazing performances, but from what I've heard, this film is very well done.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GiC on December 15, 2009, 07:28:20 PM
More questions ....When one chooses what film or tv show to watch ,the player appears,, in the center of the player there a add when i click on the add the film or tv show starts to play..
I assume there making money on the adds that one clicks thats why  they don't have any commercial ...

How does one tell it's a chinese pirate sight.....
Well, first of all, it's written in Chinese. Second, you mentioned that they have available for download movies that are still in theatres, and the only ones who would have such a thing are pirates. So if I were in your position, I'd not download anything else from that site.
I swear its not in chinese but in english ,you must of got a cloned copycat site or something else,,,Hummmm

Heres the link http://ch131.com/
That's not the link you provided me with earlier, but that too is a pirate site. So my advice is to avoid both ch131.com and ch.131.com.

Thanks!
Ill avoid that sight ,,I guess that old saying ,, if something sound to good to be true it probably is or isn't  ,i know its one of them...
Hulu shows the seeker new episode at 1:00 am monday morning, but i watched it all ready on this sight mentioned ..
Do i have get out of town or hide somewhere ,because i watched about 10 of there programs but didn't download anything , ...


As a semi-retired pirate and distributor (I generally only pirate for personal use anymore), you only really have to worry about it if you're making a profit off it...otherwise, a cease and desist letter is about the worst that will happen. Just make sure you always practice 'safe downloading', use secure e-mail and encrypted internet when possible, try to send/receive index files and header information using proxies and anonymity servers, mask your IP when possible, just the common sense stuff. It's not fool-proof, but it will make tracking you hard enough that they're more likely to spend their limited time and resources against easier and less-suspecting victims.

Question? Iv never had a desire to download any of the films from any sight,,But to just watch them on line, is that considered pirating by watching them on line only....

You're still technically downloading them, the data to view the film must be transmitted to your computer so that it can be visually rendered and displayed. But, that's probably the safest form of piracy, it's an end to end connection that is highly unlikely to be intercepted by a third party and it is HIGHLY likely that the data is transmitted in such a way that your IP does not know the contents. Much safer than something like bittorrent where any third party can log on and view the IP's of everyone connected to the torrent (though here have been some improvements here as the risk from the feds and vigilantes like the RIAA has increased (Vuze, Anomos, etc)).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 24, 2010, 04:09:09 PM
I went and saw Avatar in 3D and really enjoyed it. Interesting story and the visuals are amazing and beautiful. I also watch recently on DVD Akira Kurosawa's classic, Rashomon which I really enjoyed. I will also check out some of his other films as well such as Seven Samurai and Ran.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Rosehip on January 24, 2010, 05:43:32 PM
I recently watched "The Secret Garden", which was one of my favourite childhood books. The movie was poignant and beautiful-a real artistic masterpiece.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 24, 2010, 05:47:49 PM
I recently watched "The Secret Garden", which was one of my favourite childhood books. The movie was poignant and beautiful-a real artistic masterpiece.


Yeah, I loved that movie. A real gem. If I'm not mistaken, it was produced by Fracis Ford Coppola.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: podkarpatska on January 24, 2010, 06:21:51 PM
Extraordinary Measures with Harrison Ford. The microbiologist/research scientist as hero, rather than the guy making mutant zombie serum for the bad guys. A sweet story with a good moral base.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: genesisone on January 24, 2010, 08:14:44 PM
My wife and I recently saw "The Book of Eli". I loved it. The violent parts are not as bad as things seen on prime time TV, though I admit that's not saying much. However, the outcome of the story is well worth waiting for. I fear that this movie will be overlooked by the secular media as "too Christian", which makes it just fine in my opinion. Denzel Washington continues to impress.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ChristusDominus on January 24, 2010, 08:46:03 PM
Has anyone watched the Soloist? Great movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Get_Behind_Me_Satan on January 25, 2010, 04:36:49 AM
I watch videos on Youtube about stuff that matters; like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOGQVvEU8vY
And this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEC6e8N0Wfk&feature=related

This:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o7UGLTauHI&feature=related

And finally, this, from all the way back to 1998:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGjxtEn_UXA&feature=related

Psa. 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
Psa. 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

Prov. 11:10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
Prov. 18:3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
Prov. 28:12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
Prov. 28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
Prov. 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Prov. 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
Ezek. 18:27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
Hab. 1:13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
Psa. 10:16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

Psa. 67:1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
Psa. 67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
Psa. 67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
Psa. 115:12 The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on January 25, 2010, 04:48:13 AM
Speaking of youtube, recently my grandaughter got me hooked on an Anime series - Ayashi No Ceres - which I really enjoyed. Then someone else suggested an old (1970s) British series called, Children of the Stones. A bit heavy on the spooky chorales, but quite watchable.   
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GregoryLA on January 25, 2010, 07:12:48 AM
I just finished watching Prisoner of the Mountains.  It was really good.  Part of what made it so good for me I think is the fact that it takes place in the Caucasus which is an area of the world I think is extremely interesting.  It's about two Russian soldiers who are taken prisoner by a Chechen man during the war back in the early 90s.  I'd recommend it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on January 25, 2010, 04:26:05 PM
Yesterday night, Lesya and I saw "Departures" (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810038113/info), a very interesting contemporary Japanese film directed by Yojiro Takita (2009). A story about a spiritual journey of a symphony orchestra player (cellist), who suddenly, out of the blue, finds himself unemployed. Very good cinematography, careful, attentive, dynamic, a bit on the "nervous" side. Very good acting of the main hero (Masahiro Motoki) and his wife (Ryoko Hirosue).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: minasoliman on January 26, 2010, 01:51:20 AM
Whenever I get the chance, I go down to the next movie on the IMDB top 250 list.  Next in the list is "Rear Window" (1954).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 26, 2010, 01:37:43 PM
Whenever I get the chance, I go down to the next movie on the IMDB top 250 list.  Next in the list is "Rear Window" (1954).

I love Rear Window. It is my favorite Hitchcock film; it is a masterpiece. James Stewart is also one of my favorite actors.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on January 26, 2010, 08:30:47 PM
I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: jnorm888 on January 26, 2010, 08:50:37 PM
I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.

I saw it over the weekend, and I like it. I also like the book of Eli. It seemed strange and some what out of place in our now extreme secular culture.....but I liked it.
 




ICXC NIKA
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on January 26, 2010, 08:51:46 PM
I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.

I saw it over the weekend, and I like it. I also like the book of Eli. It seemed strange and some what out of place in our now extreme secular culture.....but I liked it.
 




ICXC NIKA
My youner brother told me that the Book of Eli was great, so I am gonna give it a shot.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: minasoliman on January 27, 2010, 12:47:52 AM
I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.

oh man...that was a good movie.  And the most hilarious scene, I must say, was when Holmes needed to be released free from the bed.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on January 27, 2010, 01:57:14 AM
Whenever I get the chance, I go down to the next movie on the IMDB top 250 list.  Next in the list is "Rear Window" (1954).
Hitchcock did some gr8 stuff. And Grace Kelly is wonderful in this film.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on January 27, 2010, 02:23:52 AM
I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.

oh man...that was a good movie.  And the most hilarious scene, I must say, was when Holmes needed to be released free from the bed.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 27, 2010, 06:27:24 PM
I just went and saw "Up In The Air." A very good movie. I usually avoid anything with George Clooney, but the reviews were good and it seemed like an intriguing story line. I was not disappointed. This movie is not for fans of action, special effects, etc. But if you like good human interest drama, this one is worth seeing.

(Do be aware that there is some profanity and brief nudity.)


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on January 27, 2010, 06:29:45 PM
I just went and saw "Up In The Air." A very good movie. I usually avoid anything with George Clooney, but the reviews were good and it seemed like an intriguing story line. I was not disappointed. This movie is not for fans of action, special effects, etc. But if you like good human interest drama, this one is worth seeing.

(Do be aware that there is some profanity and brief nudity.)


Selam

I'm the opposite.  I'll see anything with George Clooney in it and will no doubt see this soon (assuming it stays in the theaters until I find the time to go!).

He is the 21st century Cary Grant (another actor whose films I will not hesitate to see!)

And yes, I know I'm prattling on like a school girl.  None of you can point out anything my wife hasn't already regarding my man-crush on Clooney and Grant ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 27, 2010, 07:11:50 PM
One of the next movies I should be getting from Netflix is a film called Nicholas and Alexandra which tells the story of the Tsar and his wife. Has anyone seen this? Thoughts?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on January 27, 2010, 08:14:22 PM
Has anyone seen a movie called The Island? Its about a Russian Orthodox Monk.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 27, 2010, 08:29:34 PM
Has anyone seen a movie called The Island? Its about a Russian Orthodox Monk.

Yes, its excellent. The Russian monk in the film is a portrayal of the Holy Fool for Christ.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on January 27, 2010, 08:33:12 PM
Has anyone seen a movie called The Island? Its about a Russian Orthodox Monk.

Yes, its excellent. The Russian monk in the film is a portrayal of the Holy Fool for Christ.
My friend, who is the youth minister at my parish, wants me to watch it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: iustinos on January 27, 2010, 09:02:40 PM
One of the next movies I should be getting from Netflix is a film called Nicholas and Alexandra which tells the story of the Tsar and his wife. Has anyone seen this? Thoughts?

Having read Robert Massie's book, on which the movies is very loosely based, and having a devotion to the Royal Martyrs, I was not impressed with the movie.  Especially the part at the end where one of the Grand Duchesses is so upset that she will die a virgin that she feels the need to disrobe for one of the soldiers, albeit briefly.  It is a very Hollywood-ized telling of their saintly lives, and not good for inducing piety.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 27, 2010, 09:11:17 PM
Has anyone seen a movie called The Island? Its about a Russian Orthodox Monk.

Yes, its excellent. The Russian monk in the film is a portrayal of the Holy Fool for Christ.
My friend, who is the youth minister at my parish, wants me to watch it.

You should, it is very good.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 27, 2010, 09:12:28 PM
One of the next movies I should be getting from Netflix is a film called Nicholas and Alexandra which tells the story of the Tsar and his wife. Has anyone seen this? Thoughts?

Having read Robert Massie's book, on which the movies is very loosely based, and having a devotion to the Royal Martyrs, I was not impressed with the movie.  Especially the part at the end where one of the Grand Duchesses is so upset that she will die a virgin that she feels the need to disrobe for one of the soldiers, albeit briefly.  It is a very Hollywood-ized telling of their saintly lives, and not good for inducing piety.

Ah, thats what I was wondering. I figured it would have Hollywood twists in it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on January 27, 2010, 10:58:44 PM
Mel Brooks:  The Producers, both the 2005 remake starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and Uma Thurman, and the original 1968 version starring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel.

Classic Mel Brooks humor (though it's certainly not the kind of humor you'd want your young children to see :-[)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 27, 2010, 11:11:46 PM
The last time I was in CD Warehouse, I noticed a DVD collection for sale titled The Mel Brooks Collection. It included just about everything he's known for... except Spaceballs. What's up with that?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 28, 2010, 12:41:16 AM
The last time I was in CD Warehouse, I noticed a DVD collection for sale titled The Mel Brooks Collection. It included just about everything he's known for... except Spaceballs. What's up with that?

As long as it has Blazing Saddles in it at least which I think is one of the most hilarious movies ever made.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on January 29, 2010, 03:54:19 PM
The last time I was in CD Warehouse, I noticed a DVD collection for sale titled The Mel Brooks Collection. It included just about everything he's known for... except Spaceballs. What's up with that?
The Blu-Ray edition includes Spaceballs.

http://www.amazon.com/Mel-Brooks-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B002PHI2N8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1264794695&sr=1-2
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 29, 2010, 06:35:27 PM
So now all I need is a Blu-ray player...  :angel:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on January 30, 2010, 03:39:14 PM
I've been watching several really great movies that I checked out from the local library.  First:  "Elizabeth: The Golden Age".  this is full of historic facts and fiction which makes it a great movie.  it makes me proud to be 1/8 English! 

Second:  I got this really awesome movie starring Ingrid Bergman (my favorite actress) caled "Cactus Flower."  it takes place in 1969 New York City.  A girl falls in love with a dentist who lies about having a wife.  he has his assistant pretent to be his wife so she can meet her.  a great romantic comedy.

I have also been watching my favorites every now and again:  Titanic, Amadeus, VanHelsing, etc.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on January 30, 2010, 03:40:49 PM
The last time I was in CD Warehouse, I noticed a DVD collection for sale titled The Mel Brooks Collection. It included just about everything he's known for... except Spaceballs. What's up with that?

As long as it has Blazing Saddles in it at least which I think is one of the most hilarious movies ever made.


I agree!  Blazing Saddles is the best! :D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on January 31, 2010, 07:46:24 PM
Lesya and I just came back from a theatre where we watched "Avatar." We loved it! Even though Star Wars type of movie is not our thing, we - both diehard pacifists and haters of the American militarism - loved its strong "Yankee Go Home" message. Go Cameron! Old buddy, you rock!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 02, 2010, 04:46:20 AM
Mel Brooks:  The Producers, both the 2005 remake starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and Uma Thurman, and the original 1968 version starring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel.

Classic Mel Brooks humor (though it's certainly not the kind of humor you'd want your young children to see :-[)
Interesting... :-\  The actor who played one of my favorite TV characters, Captain Jack Harkness, in my favorite TV series, Doctor Who, also made a cameo appearance in the 2005 film musical version of The Producers.  This actor, John Barrowman, played the bleach blonde lead tenor Nazi storm trooper who announced Hitler's appearance in the show within the show, Springtime for Hitler.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KafHGjNjSCM

CAUTION:  Some may find images in the above video offensive; therefore, viewer discretion is advised.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: thetraditionalfrog on February 02, 2010, 08:29:52 AM
I haven't really watched any films lately. Picked up a copy of Julie & Julia yesterday whilst at the electronics shop. I don't know when I will get to it though, as this week is going to be a non-stop roller coaster for the most part..... to much to do, and not enough time!

Has anyone seen this film? I read Julia's recently released memoirs, so I'm hoping the movie is just as good.

I may pick up a DVD of OSTROV at the local Orthodox book shop to watch during Lent.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: genesisone on February 02, 2010, 10:30:11 AM
Has anyone seen this film? I read Julia's recently released memoirs, so I'm hoping the movie is just as good.

Delightful movie. Meryl Streep is as magnificent as always. It must have been quite a challenge to add six+ inches to her height! As usual, those who know the "real" story will likely quibble about details, but it's a movie, not a documentary. I did find the ending a bit flat. The epilogue did nothing for the story, which should have ended at the party.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 03, 2010, 11:08:13 AM
I haven't watched any movies in quite a while, but I've been DVR'ing various TV shows, and watching them when I get the chance. Some of the shows that I can think of...

Biggest Loser
Chopped
Kitchen Nightmares
American Idol
Launch My Line
Worst Cooks in America (I have the finale DVR'd, but haven't watched it yet)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: minasoliman on February 03, 2010, 01:51:56 PM
I haven't watched any movies in quite a while, but I've been DVR'ing various TV shows, and watching them when I get the chance. Some of the shows that I can think of...

Biggest Loser
Chopped
Kitchen Nightmares
American Idol
Launch My Line
Worst Cooks in America (I have the finale DVR'd, but haven't watched it yet)

Wow....what a clear pattern of reality shows.  Don't you get bored of them after a while?  I figured they would be a fad by now.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 03, 2010, 02:04:14 PM
Wow....what a clear pattern of reality shows.  Don't you get bored of them after a while?  I figured they would be a fad by now.

I'm not really bored, no. But then I never was interested in most of these reality/competition type shows until maybe 1-2 years ago, so it's still sort of new to me. Probably the longest I've been watching that type of show would be Top Chef, which I've watched for maybe 4 years now. Funny thing is, when the whole reality show craze was starting (Survivor, Big Brother, etc.) I couldn't stand reality shows. Another pattern is food shows, which made up half of my list, and I could have added other shows to the list like Hell's Kitchen (when it's on), Good Eats, etc.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 05, 2010, 03:43:09 PM
I bought Saw VI on DVD today, and just got done watching it. Not my favorite Saw, but I've enjoyed most of the movies in this franchise (yes, I have bad taste), and this one was no different. The social commentary about insurance companies seemed simultaneously artificial and obvious, but the points made were still valid ones. And while I watch movies almost always for entertainment, and rarely to give me something to think about, I didn't mind the social commentary in this case. I would imagine that this movie would be more difficult to follow if you weren't familiar with the storylines created in earlier Saw movies, though, what with all the flash backs and referencing old characters and events and such.

I flirted with the idea of buying the movie on Blu-ray. Of course, I don't actually own a Blu-ray player, so I would have had to have bought that as well. And I don't own an HDTV either :D So essentially I'd be buying the Blu-ray stuff mostly in anticipation of getting a better TV sometime around mid-summer. But I'm not exactly rolling in cash, especially after my recent computer purchase, so I just stuck with the DVD.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on February 05, 2010, 04:34:06 PM
I flirted with the idea of buying the movie on Blu-ray. Of course, I don't actually own a Blu-ray player, so I would have had to have bought that as well. And I don't own an HDTV either :D So essentially I'd be buying the Blu-ray stuff mostly in anticipation of getting a better TV sometime around mid-summer. But I'm not exactly rolling in cash, especially after my recent computer purchase, so I just stuck with the DVD.
We bought a Blu-Ray player before we had an HDTV, mostly in anticipation that we would eventually be going high-definition. We went with the PlayStation 3, due to its compatibility with all Blu-Ray discs (not true of all Blu-Ray players), wireless broadband, and ability to play games. Even without the games, though, it's a great Blu-Ray player, and as it is now $300, it's a great deal. But as I see you have a Sten avatar, you're going to want to play games on a PlayStation 3.

We noticed immediately that Blu-Ray movies did look better than DVDs, even on our SDTV, probably due to the fact that they are uncompressed, unlike DVDs. Eventually we got an HDTV, and Blu-Ray looks awesome. Our DVDs look better, as well. We mostly keep our old DVDs and just buy in Blu-Ray movies we don't already own, but a few (such as the Star Trek: The Next Generation movies) have warranted an upgrade.

Just some things to think about when you get some spare cash.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: EofK on February 05, 2010, 05:20:40 PM

Interesting... :-\  The actor who played one of my favorite TV characters, Captain Jack Harkness, in my favorite TV series, Doctor Who, also made a cameo appearance in the 2005 film musical version of The Producers.  This actor, John Barrowman, played the bleach blonde lead tenor Nazi storm trooper who announced Hitler's appearance in the show within the show, Springtime for Hitler.

How about that!  I'll have to watch the video link when I get home.  Cap'n Jack is also one of my favorite characters and I've heard great things about Barrowman's tenor.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on February 05, 2010, 10:56:20 PM
I've been watching The Tudors season 3. This season is a marked improvement over the previous 2 seasons, which, while very entertaining, were pretty bad.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on February 09, 2010, 06:36:07 PM
Saw Creation last evening. I'd been looking forward to seeing it and and wasn't dissappointed. Paul Bettany is excellent (as always) as Darwin, I thought, and Jennifer Connelly (don't think I've ever seen her in anything before) played the role of Emma Darwin well. The film is based on a biography by Randall Keynes, who is a descendant of Darwin.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 09, 2010, 06:40:10 PM
Saw Creation last evening. I'd been looking forward to seeing it and and wasn't dissappointed. Paul Bettany is excellent (as always) as Darwin, I thought, and Jennifer Connelly (don't think I've ever seen her in anything before) played the role of Emma Darwin well. The film is based on a biography by Randall Keynes, who is a descendant of Darwin.

Regarding Jennifer Connelly, have you not seen Labyrinth? Strange movie, but worth watching IMO.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on February 09, 2010, 06:54:19 PM
Saw Creation last evening. I'd been looking forward to seeing it and and wasn't dissappointed. Paul Bettany is excellent (as always) as Darwin, I thought, and Jennifer Connelly (don't think I've ever seen her in anything before) played the role of Emma Darwin well. The film is based on a biography by Randall Keynes, who is a descendant of Darwin.

Regarding Jennifer Connelly, have you not seen Labyrinth? Strange movie, but worth watching IMO.

With David Bowie?

Oh yes, looking at the IMDB.com page for her, I see I have seen her in films before.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 09, 2010, 06:55:58 PM
Yes, that's the one. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on February 09, 2010, 06:58:02 PM
Yes, that's the one. 

It's years since I saw it, but I loved it at the time. Don't tell anyone, but I was quite a Bowie fan.  ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 09, 2010, 07:07:03 PM
I promise not to tell, as long as you keep it a secret that a horror-and-metal type guy like me liked that movie ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on February 09, 2010, 07:22:09 PM
I promise not to tell, as long as you keep it a secret that a horror-and-metal type guy like me liked that movie ;)

It will be our secret. I love horror films, too! I'm looking forward to seeing Wolfman. Looks good from the trailer. I think I might give Shutter Island a miss, though. That looks really freaky!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on February 09, 2010, 07:23:45 PM
I hate horror movies, but Wolfman looks awesome!!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 09, 2010, 09:12:23 PM
I promise not to tell, as long as you keep it a secret that a horror-and-metal type guy like me liked that movie ;)

It will be our secret. I love horror films, too! I'm looking forward to seeing Wolfman. Looks good from the trailer. I think I might give Shutter Island a miss, though. That looks really freaky!

I agree on both accounts.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on February 14, 2010, 08:03:20 AM
Watched OCTPOB (The Island) this evening. A wonderful film, and most fitting for the beginning of Great Lent.

Set in Russian in a small Russian Orthodox Monastery it tells the story of an unusual man whose strange conduct confuses and irks his fellow monks, but gives hope to many others who visit the island, seeking him out because of his power to heal, foretell the future and exorcise demons. Fr Anatoli, the film's primary character is a "fool for Christ"; a man with a tragic past. This beautiful story tells of reconciliation with God, through repentance and unceasing prayer, in humbleness and the ascetic struggle. I highly recommend.

Thanks, ozgeorge!  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ozgeorge on February 14, 2010, 09:57:33 AM
Watched OCTPOB (The Island) this evening. A wonderful film, and most fitting for the beginning of Great Lent.

Set in Russian in a small Russian Orthodox Monastery it tells the story of an unusual man whose strange conduct confuses and irks his fellow monks, but gives hope to many others who visit the island, seeking him out because of his power to heal, foretell the future and exorcise demons. Fr Anatoli, the film's primary character is a "fool for Christ"; a man with a tragic past. This beautiful story tells of reconciliation with God, through repentance and unceasing prayer, in humbleness and the ascetic struggle. I highly recommend.

Thanks, ozgeorge!  :)
:)
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 14, 2010, 06:26:26 PM
Watched OCTPOB (The Island) this evening. A wonderful film, and most fitting for the beginning of Great Lent.

Set in Russian in a small Russian Orthodox Monastery it tells the story of an unusual man whose strange conduct confuses and irks his fellow monks, but gives hope to many others who visit the island, seeking him out because of his power to heal, foretell the future and exorcise demons. Fr Anatoli, the film's primary character is a "fool for Christ"; a man with a tragic past. This beautiful story tells of reconciliation with God, through repentance and unceasing prayer, in humbleness and the ascetic struggle. I highly recommend.

Thanks, ozgeorge!  :)
:)

Is it in English?


Selam
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 14, 2010, 06:31:26 PM
Has anyone seen Wolfman?

My wife and I were sitting in the theatre about to see it when I called my sister and she informed me that it got bad reviews. So we got up and went to see Crazy Heart which started at the same time. It was very good. Jeff Bridges really pulled it off, and he actually sang most of the songs on the soundtrack himself. I'm not a country music fan, but I definitely recommend this movie. There is some pretty bad language unfortunately.

Selam
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Post by: DeaconBorislav on February 20, 2010, 12:10:38 AM
I just watched Super Size Me last night for the first time.  It was fascinating to see and a real eye opener, even in this day and age.  

I saw that movie. 

Keep in mind that if you abuse pretty much anything the results are going to be devastating to your health.  Having a burger and fries once in a blue moon will hardly hurt you, but eating home cooked rabbit 2 times a day for a month may give you protein poisoning. 

Thus I think the premise of that movie is flawed.



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Post by: deusveritasest on February 20, 2010, 12:55:42 AM
Coming to mind that I've recently watched:

-Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
-Sunshine (2007)
-Frank Herbert's Dune (2000)
-Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003)
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Post by: deusveritasest on February 20, 2010, 12:58:04 AM
I just watched Super Size Me last night for the first time.  It was fascinating to see and a real eye opener, even in this day and age.  

I saw that movie. 

Keep in mind that if you abuse pretty much anything the results are going to be devastating to your health.  Having a burger and fries once in a blue moon will hardly hurt you, but eating home cooked rabbit 2 times a day for a month may give you protein poisoning. 

Thus I think the premise of that movie is flawed.

*raised eyebrow*

There are plenty of other things that one could consume in the same quantity and be in perfect health.

The point of the movie is that fast food is generally highly unhealthy, and that eating it as a staple of your diet will destroy your body. That's a decent premise.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ozgeorge on February 20, 2010, 09:40:54 AM
Watched OCTPOB (The Island) this evening. A wonderful film, and most fitting for the beginning of Great Lent.

Set in Russian in a small Russian Orthodox Monastery it tells the story of an unusual man whose strange conduct confuses and irks his fellow monks, but gives hope to many others who visit the island, seeking him out because of his power to heal, foretell the future and exorcise demons. Fr Anatoli, the film's primary character is a "fool for Christ"; a man with a tragic past. This beautiful story tells of reconciliation with God, through repentance and unceasing prayer, in humbleness and the ascetic struggle. I highly recommend.

Thanks, ozgeorge!  :)
:)

Is it in English?
Its subtitled
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Post by: Iconodule on February 20, 2010, 08:02:08 PM
-Frank Herbert's Dune (2000)
-Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003)

For some reason, I thought the first one (2000) was terrible... I vaguely recall the guy who plays Paul being a terrible actor. Children of Dune was great though.

Whatever people may say, I still think the David Lynch film is awesome.
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Post by: deusveritasest on February 20, 2010, 08:13:02 PM

For some reason, I thought the first one (2000) was terrible... I vaguely recall the guy who plays Paul being a terrible actor. Children of Dune was great though.

Hmmm, I rather liked both of them.


Whatever people may say, I still think the David Lynch film is awesome.

 :o :o :o
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Rafa999 on February 21, 2010, 02:23:15 AM
Watch "Quo Vadis", that's an awesome movie. The scene where Nero burns Rome is very well done, Peter Ustinov very good actor.
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Post by: Asteriktos on March 13, 2010, 05:24:17 PM
Movies I've watched in the last couple weeks...

Food Inc.
I Want To Look Like That Guy
The Princess Bride
Spaceballs
Saw I
Saw IV
Saw VI
Sleepaway Camp 2
Evil Dead 2
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Post by: Andrew21091 on March 13, 2010, 07:23:35 PM
I've been getting into Akira Kurosawa's films. I watched Yojimbo the other night and it is a really great movie. I might watch Seven Samurai later tonight.
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Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on March 13, 2010, 07:29:46 PM
Blade Runner, the Final Cut.
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Post by: Andrew21091 on March 13, 2010, 07:32:56 PM
Watch "Quo Vadis", that's an awesome movie. The scene where Nero burns Rome is very well done, Peter Ustinov very good actor.

Quo Vadis is a fantastic movie. Ustinov's performance is amazing. The story is similar to Cecil B. DeMille's film The Sign of the Cross which also involves a love story between a Christian girl and a Roman soldier and it is also set in the backdrop of the burning of Rome by Nero. That is also a really good movie.
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Post by: That person on March 14, 2010, 05:00:08 PM
I saw Star Trek for the second time and Up for the first. The former was a great as an action movie but a bit subpar as a Trek movie. The latter was a general work of all-around fantasticness.
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Post by: scamandrius on March 14, 2010, 06:06:29 PM
Rewatched Alien last night.  It's been a long time and it's still a classic!

Also, I finally got to watch Clint Eastwood in Gran Turino.  Now that was a superb film!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on March 14, 2010, 07:58:38 PM
Jesus of Nazareth for about the 2000th time. I watched the first disc last night and will watch the second tonight its a long film. then I intend on watching Peter and Paul.
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Post by: Andrew21091 on March 14, 2010, 11:01:44 PM
Jesus of Nazareth for about the 2000th time. I watched the first disc last night and will watch the second tonight its a long film. then I intend on watching Peter and Paul.

Jesus of Nazareth is amazing film (more correctly, mini-series). Have you AD? It is a sequel of sorts to Jesus of Nazareth that covers events after the Resurrection up to 70 AD. It is amazing! It shows the early ministry of Sts. Peter and Paul plus it also shows the political strife that was happening in Judea. It is one of my favorite films that was also an epic mini-series.
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Post by: Vlad on March 14, 2010, 11:38:55 PM
Jesus of Nazareth for about the 2000th time. I watched the first disc last night and will watch the second tonight its a long film. then I intend on watching Peter and Paul.

Jesus of Nazareth is amazing film (more correctly, mini-series). Have you AD? It is a sequel of sorts to Jesus of Nazareth that covers events after the Resurrection up to 70 AD. It is amazing! It shows the early ministry of Sts. Peter and Paul plus it also shows the political strife that was happening in Judea. It is one of my favorite films that was also an epic mini-series.

I sure do. A.D. is fantastic I love how it goes back and forth between the turmoil of the early Christian Church and the decadance of the Roman Court.
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Post by: Rafa999 on March 14, 2010, 11:49:11 PM
Watch "Quo Vadis", that's an awesome movie. The scene where Nero burns Rome is very well done, Peter Ustinov very good actor.

Quo Vadis is a fantastic movie. Ustinov's performance is amazing. The story is similar to Cecil B. DeMille's film The Sign of the Cross which also involves a love story between a Christian girl and a Roman soldier and it is also set in the backdrop of the burning of Rome by Nero. That is also a really good movie.

Book good too. Another Epic you might enjoy is "El Cid" with Sophia Lauren and Heston.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: DeaconBorislav on March 15, 2010, 09:10:51 AM
I just watched Super Size Me last night for the first time.  It was fascinating to see and a real eye opener, even in this day and age.  

I saw that movie. 

Keep in mind that if you abuse pretty much anything the results are going to be devastating to your health.  Having a burger and fries once in a blue moon will hardly hurt you, but eating home cooked rabbit 2 times a day for a month may give you protein poisoning. 

Thus I think the premise of that movie is flawed.

*raised eyebrow*

There are plenty of other things that one could consume in the same quantity and be in perfect health.

The point of the movie is that fast food is generally highly unhealthy, and that eating it as a staple of your diet will destroy your body. That's a decent premise.

Again, if you eat a burger once in a while, it will hardly hurt you.  I enjoy them tremendously.  Especially the new Angus burgers. :)

Second thing I am getting after Holy Pascha.  First being Salo!

:)


Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on March 15, 2010, 02:31:45 PM
Watch "Quo Vadis", that's an awesome movie. The scene where Nero burns Rome is very well done, Peter Ustinov very good actor.

Quo Vadis is a fantastic movie. Ustinov's performance is amazing. The story is similar to Cecil B. DeMille's film The Sign of the Cross which also involves a love story between a Christian girl and a Roman soldier and it is also set in the backdrop of the burning of Rome by Nero. That is also a really good movie.

Book good too. Another Epic you might enjoy is "El Cid" with Sophia Lauren and Heston.

I've seen El Cid and really enjoyed it. I'm really into epic films so I've seen a lot of them.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 20, 2010, 07:54:44 PM
I finally bought the 3D version of Night of the Living Dead 3D and watched it. I think I prefer the 2D version.
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Post by: Jetavan on March 20, 2010, 08:19:23 PM
Stephen King's "The Stand".
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 28, 2010, 06:09:22 AM
In the two weeks since my March 13th post, besides re-watching ones I already had, I also bought and watched quite a few used DVD's through Amazon.com and at CD Warehouse. Here's the ones I've watched in the past couple weeks:

Planet of the Apes (the original one, not the remake)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Saving Private Ryan
Some Kind of Monster
Pumping Iron
Evil Dead
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Revenge of the Nerds
Goonies
Princess Bride
Spaceballs
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The 300 Spartans (the original one, not the recent remake)
Gladiator
Goldeneye
Redneck Zombies
Return of the Living Dead
Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever 2
Sleepaway Camp 2
Evil Dead 2
Night of the Living Dead 3D
Army of Darkness
Beetlejuice
Dodgeball
Kung Pow

The sad thing is, even with all those, that I have like 3 dozen DVD's that I still have to watch since I rebought them. Some of them I've never even seen before, like 300 and Drag Me To Hell. That's besides the Seasons 1-4 of News Radio that I bought, and the half dozen DVD's still on there way.  It feels good to go on a spending spree sometimes! ;D Though I got most of those because I traded in a bunch of CD's and Games and an old console.
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Post by: PeterTheAleut on March 29, 2010, 03:54:41 AM
The Lord of the Rings:  "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" - both in their extended versions

Will watch "Return of the King" after Pascha
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on March 29, 2010, 12:37:30 PM
The Lord of the Rings:  "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" - both in their extended versions

Will watch "Return of the King" after Pascha
Awesome. I go through a LOTR marathon every once in a while myself.
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Post by: PeterTheAleut on March 29, 2010, 03:01:35 PM
The Lord of the Rings:  "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" - both in their extended versions

Will watch "Return of the King" after Pascha
Awesome. I go through a LOTR marathon every once in a while myself.
Excellent reading for Lent, IMO.  I've even constructed my own LOTR "lectionary" (for lack of a better term) of no more than one chapter a day (two on Saturdays) so that it takes me all of Lent and Holy Week (and then some) to read the whole trilogy.
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Post by: Papist on March 29, 2010, 03:15:40 PM
The Lord of the Rings:  "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" - both in their extended versions

Will watch "Return of the King" after Pascha
Awesome. I go through a LOTR marathon every once in a while myself.
Excellent reading for Lent, IMO.  I've even constructed my own LOTR "lectionary" (for lack of a better term) of no more than one chapter a day (two on Saturdays) so that it takes me all of Lent and Holy Week (and then some) to read the whole trilogy.
I like that alot. My friend Br. Gabriel says that LOTR is a great Catechism.  :)
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Post by: Heorhij on March 29, 2010, 03:32:40 PM
Last week and two weeks ago, my wife and I saw two films by Louis Malle, a French and American director (worked in France most of his life, but in 1981 married Candice Bergen and settled in Hollywood). They were, in the order we saw them, "Pretty Baby" (1978, made in the USA, in English), and "Le souffle au coeur" ("Murmur of the Heart," 1971, made in France, in French). I can't say that I liked them. "Pretty Baby" is about a child prostitute, a "nymphette" (woman in a child's body), played by Brooke Shields when Shields was just 13 years old. All my liberal taste nonwithstanding, I was not quite conmfortable watching her play this role, and, besides, the story is pretty trivial - Nabokov's "Lolita" is light years more original and talented. "Murmur of the Heart," again, involves teens and is about incest (a 14-y.o. schoolboy "explores" his sexuality and sleeps with his mom. I was disappoted with the "lightness" Malle treats this subject...
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Post by: John of the North on March 29, 2010, 03:53:53 PM
I did a Band of Brothers marathon yesterday. Looking forward to when "The Pacific" is out on DVD.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on March 29, 2010, 03:56:46 PM
The Lord of the Rings:  "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" - both in their extended versions

Will watch "Return of the King" after Pascha
Awesome. I go through a LOTR marathon every once in a while myself.
Excellent reading for Lent, IMO.  I've even constructed my own LOTR "lectionary" (for lack of a better term) of no more than one chapter a day (two on Saturdays) so that it takes me all of Lent and Holy Week (and then some) to read the whole trilogy.
I like that alot. My friend Br. Gabriel says that LOTR is a great Catechism.  :)
Since my "lectionary" has me reading Book V (the first half of "Return of the King"), Chapter 8: "The Houses of Healing", on Palm Sunday, I've been able to see the very strong connection between Aragorn's return to Minas Tirith and Christ's raising of Lazarus and triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday.  It's readily apparent to me that Tolkien very likely had the Palm Sunday Gospel narrative in mind when he wrote "The Houses of Healing".
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Post by: Papist on March 29, 2010, 04:00:47 PM
I did a Band of Brothers marathon yesterday. Looking forward to when "The Pacific" is out on DVD.
How conservative of  you.  ;)
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Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on April 01, 2010, 01:48:25 AM
Revolution OS
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 04, 2010, 06:52:10 PM
Bigger, Stronger, Faster
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 11, 2010, 11:19:07 PM
Yesterday I watched Shawshank Redemption for the first time in years. Good stuff.

"What say there, fuzzy britches?"  :D
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Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on April 11, 2010, 11:44:00 PM
Sleepy Hollow.  Seems like a fairly random film to be airing.  :P
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Post by: Andrew21091 on April 18, 2010, 12:56:00 AM
Well, I've been on a Kurosawa kick lately. I've become a huge fan of his work. I watch Ran last night and really liked it. Its an amazing film really as with all of the Kurosawa films I've seen recently. I think a lot of the scenes are done brilliantly and beautifully and the story was really capturing yet very tragic. Ran has a lot of scenes that will stick in my head. I've loved all of the Kurosawa films I've seen so far but I have to say my favorite so far is Yojimbo in which Toshirô Mifune is amazing. I'm planning on watching Kagemusha, Throne of Blood, Hidden Fortress, and Red Beard later in the week. Kurosawa was a genius and has become one of my favorite directors. I'm just captured by his films.
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Post by: Asteriktos on April 19, 2010, 06:17:42 AM
Above the Rim
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Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 24, 2010, 04:57:08 AM
Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-1DVUKCSpY&feature=PlayList&p=985CC0D947FCAB3B&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=9) (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
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Post by: Asteriktos on April 24, 2010, 05:11:30 AM
Super Size Me

I like to go to McDonalds and get some grub, come home, and pop this DVD in. Da-da-da-da-da, I'm lovin' it!  ;D
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Post by: scamandrius on April 24, 2010, 11:53:28 AM
Just watched "Z" for the first time.  Interesting flick though I had hoped it would have been in Greek!
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Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on April 28, 2010, 11:29:39 AM
Just watched "Z" for the first time.  Interesting flick though I had hoped it would have been in Greek!
Wouldn't it then be called "Zeta"?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 28, 2010, 05:34:21 PM
Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-1DVUKCSpY&feature=PlayList&p=985CC0D947FCAB3B&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=9) (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on April 28, 2010, 06:21:24 PM
Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-1DVUKCSpY&feature=PlayList&p=985CC0D947FCAB3B&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=9) (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.

I'm not a big fan of the new Doctor Who. Okay, I enjoy it a great deal, and watch it whenever I can, but I honestly think it's a much more conventional show than the good old stuff. The new show has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm inclined to agree. I like Buffy, but it's not Doctor Who. And I don't want to pretend that the old show was perfect- it certainly had its share of crap episodes (being the longest SF series ever, it's kind of inevitable), but there's been nothing in the new series that approaches the good stuff from Hartnell or Troughton or Baker.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 28, 2010, 06:22:58 PM
Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-1DVUKCSpY&feature=PlayList&p=985CC0D947FCAB3B&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=9) (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.

I'm not a big fan of the new Doctor Who. Okay, I enjoy it a great deal, and watch it whenever I can, but I honestly think it's a much more conventional show than the good old stuff. The new show has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm inclined to agree. I like Buffy, but it's not Doctor Who. And I don't want to pretend that the old show was perfect- it certainly had its share of crap episodes (being the longest SF series ever, it's kind of inevitable), but there's been nothing in the new series that approaches the good stuff from Hartnell or Troughton or Baker.
Which Baker, Tom or Colin?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on April 28, 2010, 06:57:16 PM
The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on April 28, 2010, 08:22:21 PM
Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-1DVUKCSpY&feature=PlayList&p=985CC0D947FCAB3B&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=9) (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.

I'm not a big fan of the new Doctor Who. Okay, I enjoy it a great deal, and watch it whenever I can, but I honestly think it's a much more conventional show than the good old stuff. The new show has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm inclined to agree. I like Buffy, but it's not Doctor Who. And I don't want to pretend that the old show was perfect- it certainly had its share of crap episodes (being the longest SF series ever, it's kind of inevitable), but there's been nothing in the new series that approaches the good stuff from Hartnell or Troughton or Baker.
Which Baker, Tom or Colin?

Colin Baker gave me nightmares as a child... dunno if it was that first episode where he tried to strangle Peri or the technicolor dreamcoat...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: deusveritasest on April 30, 2010, 02:33:15 PM
I just watched Super Size Me last night for the first time.  It was fascinating to see and a real eye opener, even in this day and age.  

I saw that movie. 

Keep in mind that if you abuse pretty much anything the results are going to be devastating to your health.  Having a burger and fries once in a blue moon will hardly hurt you, but eating home cooked rabbit 2 times a day for a month may give you protein poisoning. 

Thus I think the premise of that movie is flawed.

*raised eyebrow*

There are plenty of other things that one could consume in the same quantity and be in perfect health.

The point of the movie is that fast food is generally highly unhealthy, and that eating it as a staple of your diet will destroy your body. That's a decent premise.

Again, if you eat a burger once in a while, it will hardly hurt you.  I enjoy them tremendously.  Especially the new Angus burgers. :)

Second thing I am getting after Holy Pascha.  First being Salo!

:)




It also depends on where you get them from. With a lot of the food that is out there these days, the most unhealthy aspects about them are not so much which particular food you are eating, but where you are getting it from, i.e. how it was processed.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 30, 2010, 02:46:44 PM
Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-1DVUKCSpY&feature=PlayList&p=985CC0D947FCAB3B&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=9) (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.

I'm not a big fan of the new Doctor Who. Okay, I enjoy it a great deal, and watch it whenever I can, but I honestly think it's a much more conventional show than the good old stuff. The new show has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm inclined to agree. I like Buffy, but it's not Doctor Who. And I don't want to pretend that the old show was perfect- it certainly had its share of crap episodes (being the longest SF series ever, it's kind of inevitable), but there's been nothing in the new series that approaches the good stuff from Hartnell or Troughton or Baker.
Which Baker, Tom or Colin?

Colin Baker gave me nightmares as a child... dunno if it was that first episode where he tried to strangle Peri or the technicolor dreamcoat...
Yeah, the Sixth Doctor was the cockiest of them all.  What little I did see of him, I'm actually somewhat happy I didn't see more.  What a bombastic ass!  (As good fortune would have it, I moved out from Illinois to Oregon right before the local PBS station was to air "Caves of Androzani", Peter Davison's last regular episode.  I wasn't able to watch Doctor Who much at all following the move, so I never did see Colin Baker in the role of the Doctor until I saw "Twin Dilemma", his first episode, the one where he tries to throttle Peri, on youtube last year.)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on May 01, 2010, 10:27:23 PM
"Requiem for a Dream" (Darren Aronofsky, 2000) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requiem_for_a_Dream)

Shocked.

Hey, let's better watch "Casablanca..." or "Sleepless in Seattle." Or "Shreck."
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on May 02, 2010, 07:58:00 PM
Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-1DVUKCSpY&feature=PlayList&p=985CC0D947FCAB3B&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=9) (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.

I'm not a big fan of the new Doctor Who. Okay, I enjoy it a great deal, and watch it whenever I can, but I honestly think it's a much more conventional show than the good old stuff. The new show has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm inclined to agree. I like Buffy, but it's not Doctor Who. And I don't want to pretend that the old show was perfect- it certainly had its share of crap episodes (being the longest SF series ever, it's kind of inevitable), but there's been nothing in the new series that approaches the good stuff from Hartnell or Troughton or Baker.
Which Baker, Tom or Colin?

Definitely Tom! I think 80's Doctor Who is generally pretty bad, with the exception of some really good McCoy stories. Colin's Revelation of the Daleks, though, has kind of a grotesque so-bad-it's-good appeal to it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Rosehip on May 02, 2010, 08:26:59 PM
Has anyone here seen the new movie "A Shine of Rainbows", based on a novel by Lillian Beckwith? I think it looks like a lovely movie, and am hoping to see it eventually.

http://ashineofrainbows.com/
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on May 03, 2010, 11:22:20 PM
Doctor Who:  "Voyage of the Damned" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-1DVUKCSpY&feature=PlayList&p=985CC0D947FCAB3B&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=9) (2007 Christmas Special w/ David Tennant) - classic Doctor Who bad-****ery at its best! ;D
Just followed this up with the two-part special aired over the most recent Christmas and New Year's: "The End of Time".  What a powerful way to give David Tennant the grand swan song he deserves!  IMO, one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever.

I'm not a big fan of the new Doctor Who. Okay, I enjoy it a great deal, and watch it whenever I can, but I honestly think it's a much more conventional show than the good old stuff. The new show has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm inclined to agree. I like Buffy, but it's not Doctor Who. And I don't want to pretend that the old show was perfect- it certainly had its share of crap episodes (being the longest SF series ever, it's kind of inevitable), but there's been nothing in the new series that approaches the good stuff from Hartnell or Troughton or Baker.
Which Baker, Tom or Colin?

Definitely Tom! I think 80's Doctor Who is generally pretty bad, with the exception of some really good McCoy stories. Colin's Revelation of the Daleks, though, has kind of a grotesque so-bad-it's-good appeal to it.

Tom Baker is definitely the image that pops into my head when I think of "The Doctor" (or hear the theme music, in which case Tom Baker's head pops into my head).

On a currently watching note: I am really enjoying the new season/series so far.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on May 04, 2010, 11:17:23 AM
I've been thinking and here are my ideas for improving the new Doctor Who:

1. Spend time on individual stories. The old show had half-hour episodes and most of the good stories had more than 4 episodes to them. The new show follows the standard TV format of a different story for every episode (the over-arching plots notwithstanding), with occasional 2-parters. Make every story at least a 2-3 parter and take your time on things.

2. Spend time building worlds. Stop making up new menaces every episode. Spend time in a place and make it believable. Show some complexity and nuance. The new shows world's, alien races, etc., seem largely made up of whimsical after-thoughts. They're throwaways. Get better script-writers. Russell T Davies was awful. Steven Moffatt is a little better.

3. Dispense with over-arching plots between stories. Every season seems to have a plot like this which isn't any better than the individual stories. The Key to Time was great but this new show needs to master the basics before attempting something like that.

4. 2 year moratorium on the Daleks. Unfortunately, the Daleks and Davros became stock villains in the old series; they're even worse now. When you bring them back, make them interesting, complex, and genuinely scary. I think the last Dalek story where they were really menacing was Genesis of the Daleks.

5. Stop making the Doctor out to be some kind of god who is at the center of everything. This was an unfortunate carry-over from the latter years of the old show, especially McCoy's time. The Doctor was more interesting, IMO, when nobody knew him and he seemed more detached and inscrutable.

6. Make Doctor Who asexual again. The sexualization of Doctor Who has not made it more titillating, just more conventional. Again, like his god-like status, it makes the Doctor less interesting.

7. Make the next Doctor some ugly old curmudgeon. In the old show, the only Doctor who was a "looker" was Peter Davidson and that was when the show was at its nadir. You can afford to lose the teeny-boppers if you actually make a gripping, intelligent show. No Doctors under 50, please.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 08, 2010, 03:18:25 PM
Revenge of the Nerds
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on May 09, 2010, 12:44:52 AM
4. 2 year moratorium on the Daleks. Unfortunately, the Daleks and Davros became stock villains in the old series; they're even worse now. When you bring them back, make them interesting, complex, and genuinely scary. I think the last Dalek story where they were really menacing was Genesis of the Daleks.
I just watched "Genesis of the Daleks" last night to get a refresher on how the Daleks began their existence.  Create a sentient mutant devoid of any pity, compassion, or remorse, and it should not have surprised Davros at all that they would turn very quickly against him.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 20, 2010, 11:01:33 PM
I'm currently (half heartedly) watching Dead Alive. This is the first time I've watched it, and I have to say that I am very let down so far, after hearing about how great it is from some people. The girl is cute, that's about it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on May 20, 2010, 11:07:48 PM
We just saw "Hangover". it's  very popular with all the kids and I have to admit it was funny.

One of the actors seemed to be a cheap imitation of John Belushi.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on May 20, 2010, 11:09:51 PM
The Hurt Locker.  This movie totally sucked.  I've seen my share of war movies that proclaim loud and clear that "war is hell" but this one was just poorly made.  I couldn't watch it all the way through; I had to stop it and come back to it because it was so drawn out and boring.  Why did it win an Academy Award for best picture again?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GregoryLA on May 21, 2010, 12:22:45 AM
The Hurt Locker.  This movie totally sucked.  I've seen my share of war movies that proclaim loud and clear that "war is hell" but this one was just poorly made.  I couldn't watch it all the way through; I had to stop it and come back to it because it was so drawn out and boring.  Why did it win an Academy Award for best picture again?

Man, I really liked this movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on May 21, 2010, 11:43:51 AM
The Hurt Locker.  This movie totally sucked.  I've seen my share of war movies that proclaim loud and clear that "war is hell" but this one was just poorly made.  I couldn't watch it all the way through; I had to stop it and come back to it because it was so drawn out and boring.  Why did it win an Academy Award for best picture again?

Man, I really liked this movie.

To each his own; I thought it was a bad movie and not deserving of an Academy Award unless Best Picture is now code amongst the academy for "Best Political Commentary."  BTW, my negative appraisal of this movie has nothing to do with politics; I'm assessing it solely on artistic merit.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 22, 2010, 04:25:45 AM
Evil Dead 2
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on May 28, 2010, 09:55:11 PM
The Road
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Salpy on June 16, 2010, 01:36:17 AM
I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.

I saw it over the weekend, and I like it. I also like the book of Eli. It seemed strange and some what out of place in our now extreme secular culture.....but I liked it.
 




ICXC NIKA
My youner brother told me that the Book of Eli was great, so I am gonna give it a shot.

I just saw the Book of Eli on dvd.  I'm still trying to understand Denzel Washington's character.  Who or what was he?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on June 16, 2010, 02:09:18 PM
I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.

I saw it over the weekend, and I like it. I also like the book of Eli. It seemed strange and some what out of place in our now extreme secular culture.....but I liked it.
 




ICXC NIKA
My youner brother told me that the Book of Eli was great, so I am gonna give it a shot.

I just saw the Book of Eli on dvd.  I'm still trying to understand Denzel Washington's character.  Who or what was he?
Really loved that movie
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on June 27, 2010, 01:05:57 AM
Commando, but dubbed into French.  Arnie without his accent is just so... I don't even know.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 27, 2010, 10:32:40 PM
We took the children to see The Karate Kid. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. It got pretty decent reviews, but it was also panned by some. However, I thought it was actually very good. There was only some very mild language, and no sexual references at all. The karate violence was pretty intense, but nothing gory or bloody. Very well acted I thought. The kids loved it, and I did too. I really can't understand why some people (only a few) gave it very bad reviews. I'd definitely recommend it for children maybe 11 and up, although our 10 year old and 6 year also old loved it.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 28, 2010, 09:04:33 AM
We took the children to see The Karate Kid. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. It got pretty decent reviews, but it was also panned by some. However, I thought it was actually very good. There was only some very mild language, and no sexual references at all. The karate violence was pretty intense, but nothing gory or bloody.

Just a mildly pedantic note: there is no karate in the new Karate Kid.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 28, 2010, 09:26:45 AM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Alpo on June 28, 2010, 01:27:29 PM
I just finished The Man Without a Past (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311519/). Kaurismäki's movies has been praised pretty much but I'm still a little suprised how good it was. I can understand though why Kaurismäki's films has been a little baffling experience for non-Finns. The dialogue or rather the lack of it was even overwhelming.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on June 28, 2010, 01:42:24 PM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on June 28, 2010, 01:43:31 PM
Watched Sam Mendes's "Away We Go" this past weekend. Very good film, as always from Mendes. Just wonderful. Highly recommend.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 28, 2010, 02:03:38 PM
I though Dances with Smurfs...I mean Avatar...was ok.  It was hyped, but still fun to watch.  Even funner to mock.  A number of people mentioned Paranormal Activity on here.  The best part was the Mexican woman who was sitting in front of us.  She was bawling the whole movie, crossing herself, and repeated "Madre de Dios" every time the door slammed.  I have a feeling her kids and husband forced her to go with them.  I thought he movie was kinda stupid, if not laughable, but I guess people from other countries are not as inured as many of us are to horror movies.

For war movies, its hard to go wrong with Finnish movies.  I have seen Tali-Ihantala 1944, Talvisota, and Ambush.  They can be pretty hard to find but if you get the chance, definitely not a waste of time.  I think the funniest part of any war movie comes in Ambush when one of the guys strips naked to swim the river so he can throw boards across the bridge for the rest of the platoon, and when his friends bring his equipment he grabs the light machine gun and leaves the rest behind!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 28, 2010, 02:05:19 PM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."

It's been done better in so many other movies.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on June 28, 2010, 02:34:46 PM
Finally saw The Hangover.  One of the funniest, if not crude, movies I've seen in a long time.  Good times! ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on June 28, 2010, 03:09:40 PM
Finally saw The Hangover.  One of the funniest, if not crude, movies I've seen in a long time.  Good times! ;D
You should like "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (http://www.amazon.com/Goods-Live-Hard-Sell/dp/B002T4GWWA)" then. ::)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on June 28, 2010, 03:12:37 PM
^I didn't hear good things about that one, but if I can get it for free, I'll give it a try.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on June 28, 2010, 03:26:13 PM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."
Did you also like the all the stereotypes and complete lack of character development?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on June 28, 2010, 06:04:35 PM
Watched the sand's of time on the internet channel 131 quality was so so.... ;D

Also watched the H B O special, about the vampires and werewolfs, True Blood ,Quality  so so...... ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on June 28, 2010, 06:37:13 PM
I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.

I saw it over the weekend, and I like it. I also like the book of Eli. It seemed strange and some what out of place in our now extreme secular culture.....but I liked it.
 




ICXC NIKA
My youner brother told me that the Book of Eli was great, so I am gonna give it a shot.

I just saw the Book of Eli on dvd.  I'm still trying to understand Denzel Washington's character.  Who or what was he?
I can PM you  the details.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on June 28, 2010, 07:45:41 PM
We took the children to see The Karate Kid. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. It got pretty decent reviews, but it was also panned by some. However, I thought it was actually very good. There was only some very mild language, and no sexual references at all. The karate violence was pretty intense, but nothing gory or bloody.

Just a mildly pedantic note: there is no karate in the new Karate Kid.
More pedantry: there is karate in the new Karate Kid.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on June 28, 2010, 08:40:49 PM
My daughter and I watched "Office Space" for probably the 20th time. It just never gets old. We were laughing like it was the only the 5th time.

Even in my real office, people quote it when they are feeling snarky: "Ahh yeah.. I'm just gonna need you to come on in on Saturday... Oh and    Yeah   I'm going to need you to come in Sunday too. Thaaanx"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9Dp_DMAQAg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8CrvGndKzE
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 29, 2010, 12:01:04 AM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."
Did you also like the all the stereotypes and complete lack of character development?

Hehe, as soon as the cardboard cutout villain (the Colonel) said "the low gravity on this planet makes you soft," I knew this would be bad.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 29, 2010, 01:00:51 AM
We took the children to see The Karate Kid. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. It got pretty decent reviews, but it was also panned by some. However, I thought it was actually very good. There was only some very mild language, and no sexual references at all. The karate violence was pretty intense, but nothing gory or bloody.

Just a mildly pedantic note: there is no karate in the new Karate Kid.
More pedantry: there is karate in the new Karate Kid.

I'm pretty sure there's also a kid in the movie too. ;)


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on June 29, 2010, 11:53:01 AM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."

It's been done better in so many other movies.

Not lately though. I am yet to see "so many" movies that would condemn Bushism-Cheyneism, as they should.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on June 29, 2010, 11:57:22 AM
My daughter and I watched "Office Space" for probably the 20th time. It just never gets old. We were laughing like it was the only the 5th time.

Even in my real office, people quote it when they are feeling snarky: "Ahh yeah.. I'm just gonna need you to come on in on Saturday... Oh and    Yeah   I'm going to need you to come in Sunday too. Thaaanx"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9Dp_DMAQAg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8CrvGndKzE


For my birthday a couple years ago, my co-worker bought me the "Office Space Survival Kit" which included a red stapler, some blank TPS reports, a coffee mug, a "Jump to Conclusions" mat and a 2' x 5' sign that reads "IS THIS GOOD FOR THE COMPANY?"

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) on June 29, 2010, 12:11:23 PM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."

It's been done better in so many other movies.

Not lately though. I am yet to see "so many" movies that would condemn Bushism-Cheyneism, as they should.

Oh George, you are so full of it. Avatar was not anti-war; the "noble savages" and their Gaia-like deity relished the battle as much as the crude WASPish  colonizing capitalist pigs. The movie was beautiful in its depiction of an alien world, simple and yet moving in its portrayal of the plight of yet another variety of the noble savage, and downright sophomoric in its diatribe against capitalism, America, corporates, Bush-Cheney, etc, etc, etc. The movie most of all served to feed, yet again, the egos and conscience of Hollywood leftists--probably the lowest form humanity.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on June 29, 2010, 12:48:10 PM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."

It's been done better in so many other movies.

Not lately though. I am yet to see "so many" movies that would condemn Bushism-Cheyneism, as they should.

Oh George, you are so full of it. Avatar was not anti-war; the "noble savages" and their Gaia-like deity relished the battle as much as the crude WASPish  colonizing capitalist pigs. The movie was beautiful in its depiction of an alien world, simple and yet moving in its portrayal of the plight of yet another variety of the noble savage, and downright sophomoric in its diatribe against capitalism, America, corporates, Bush-Cheney, etc, etc, etc. The movie most of all served to feed, yet again, the egos and conscience of Hollywood leftists--probably the lowest form humanity.

I am full of it, yes.  :-* BTW, I did not say anything about America, capitalism, and corporates. But, again, I am yet to see movies that condemn the tragedy of the Iraq war. I saw just a wee bit of that in "Avatar." And I saw a lot of it in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," but that was a documentary. I hope there will soon be more good movies about this horrible war-mongering in 2000-2010+.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on June 29, 2010, 12:49:46 PM
I also saw two movies by Katherine Bigelow a short while ago: "Weight of Water" (easrly 2000-s) and "Hurt Locker (2009)." The first one is a masterpiece, the second was a big disappointment.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on June 29, 2010, 01:22:25 PM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."

It's been done better in so many other movies.

Not lately though. I am yet to see "so many" movies that would condemn Bushism-Cheyneism, as they should.

Oh George, you are so full of it. Avatar was not anti-war; the "noble savages" and their Gaia-like deity relished the battle as much as the crude WASPish  colonizing capitalist pigs. The movie was beautiful in its depiction of an alien world, simple and yet moving in its portrayal of the plight of yet another variety of the noble savage, and downright sophomoric in its diatribe against capitalism, America, corporates, Bush-Cheney, etc, etc, etc. The movie most of all served to feed, yet again, the egos and conscience of Hollywood leftists--probably the lowest form humanity.

Amen
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on June 29, 2010, 01:22:26 PM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."

It's been done better in so many other movies.

Not lately though. I am yet to see "so many" movies that would condemn Bushism-Cheyneism, as they should.

Oh George, you are so full of it. Avatar was not anti-war; the "noble savages" and their Gaia-like deity relished the battle as much as the crude WASPish  colonizing capitalist pigs. The movie was beautiful in its depiction of an alien world, simple and yet moving in its portrayal of the plight of yet another variety of the noble savage, and downright sophomoric in its diatribe against capitalism, America, corporates, Bush-Cheney, etc, etc, etc. The movie most of all served to feed, yet again, the egos and conscience of Hollywood leftists--probably the lowest form humanity.

I am full of it, yes.  :-* BTW, I did not say anything about America, capitalism, and corporates. But, again, I am yet to see movies that condemn the tragedy of the Iraq war. I saw just a wee bit of that in "Avatar." And I saw a lot of it in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," but that was a documentary. I hope there will soon be more good movies about this horrible war-mongering in 2000-2010+.
Its not just that it was anti-war but it was its childish approach to being anti-war.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on June 29, 2010, 01:28:50 PM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."

It's been done better in so many other movies.

Not lately though. I am yet to see "so many" movies that would condemn Bushism-Cheyneism, as they should.

Oh George, you are so full of it. Avatar was not anti-war; the "noble savages" and their Gaia-like deity relished the battle as much as the crude WASPish  colonizing capitalist pigs. The movie was beautiful in its depiction of an alien world, simple and yet moving in its portrayal of the plight of yet another variety of the noble savage, and downright sophomoric in its diatribe against capitalism, America, corporates, Bush-Cheney, etc, etc, etc. The movie most of all served to feed, yet again, the egos and conscience of Hollywood leftists--probably the lowest form humanity.

I am full of it, yes.  :-* BTW, I did not say anything about America, capitalism, and corporates. But, again, I am yet to see movies that condemn the tragedy of the Iraq war. I saw just a wee bit of that in "Avatar." And I saw a lot of it in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," but that was a documentary. I hope there will soon be more good movies about this horrible war-mongering in 2000-2010+.
Its not just that it was anti-war but it was its childish approach to being anti-war.
Avatar was anti-war in the sense of "anti-colonialism".
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on June 29, 2010, 01:38:06 PM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."

It's been done better in so many other movies.

Not lately though. I am yet to see "so many" movies that would condemn Bushism-Cheyneism, as they should.

Oh George, you are so full of it. Avatar was not anti-war; the "noble savages" and their Gaia-like deity relished the battle as much as the crude WASPish  colonizing capitalist pigs. The movie was beautiful in its depiction of an alien world, simple and yet moving in its portrayal of the plight of yet another variety of the noble savage, and downright sophomoric in its diatribe against capitalism, America, corporates, Bush-Cheney, etc, etc, etc. The movie most of all served to feed, yet again, the egos and conscience of Hollywood leftists--probably the lowest form humanity.

I am full of it, yes.  :-* BTW, I did not say anything about America, capitalism, and corporates. But, again, I am yet to see movies that condemn the tragedy of the Iraq war. I saw just a wee bit of that in "Avatar." And I saw a lot of it in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," but that was a documentary. I hope there will soon be more good movies about this horrible war-mongering in 2000-2010+.
Its not just that it was anti-war but it was its childish approach to being anti-war.

Yes, I agree. But there is no maturity at all about war in the modern American art, literature, cinematography. At least I don't see it. The American population simply bought the propaganda fed to it in 2001-2003 hook, line and sinker. Maybe that will change, but it takes a lot of time.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 29, 2010, 02:25:01 PM
I also saw two movies by Katherine Bigelow a short while ago: "Weight of Water" (easrly 2000-s) and "Hurt Locker (2009)." The first one is a masterpiece, the second was a big disappointment.

I have read a number of negative reviews for Hurt Locker on here.  I have not seen the movie, but one of my friends here at work spent some time with Suicide Charlie in Iraq, and another friend from High School I keep in touch with on facebook was in the sandbox at least twice.  Both of them have said the movie is very good, so I might watch it.

As for Avatar, it is another example of "mighty whitey".  The only thing that can stop "the man" from keeping the people down, is another white man who has adopted, no, improved on your pathetic yet noble culture and will lead you primitives to victory.  You might have been a [insert tribal name here] your whole life, but he will be a better [insert same tribal name here] than you ever will be.

Oh well, I tried to ignore any message that the movie might be sending while I watched it, an was able to enjoy it thoroughly. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on June 29, 2010, 03:02:14 PM
I also saw two movies by Katherine Bigelow a short while ago: "Weight of Water" (easrly 2000-s) and "Hurt Locker (2009)." The first one is a masterpiece, the second was a big disappointment.

As for Avatar, it is another example of "mighty whitey".  The only thing that can stop "the man" from keeping the people down, is another white man who has adopted, no, improved on your pathetic yet noble culture and will lead you primitives to victory.  You might have been a [insert tribal name here] your whole life, but he will be a better [insert same tribal name here] than you ever will be.  
Actually, I saw "Avatar" as implying a more positive depiction. For one, it's very incarnational: the "white guy" (and we don't really know if he's really "white" or not, or how "white" he actually is -- he could be 25% Asian, for all we know) symbolizes the Incarnation of Christ into the human culture, because humans (by ourselves) cannot conquer Death.

Alternatively, the "white guy" could represent the necessity of taking the best of two different cultures (like American and Russian, or White and Black, or Red Sox and Yankee), because either culture alone cannot reach its full potential. Yeah, the "blue people" needed the "white guy", but only because the "white people" were the cause of the "blue people's" problem to start with. Sometimes, the best cure to a poison, is a bit of the poison itself. Snake-handlers in Appalachia know this.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shanghaiski on June 29, 2010, 03:17:21 PM
Saw "With Fire and Sword" movie recently. Totally awesome except for some bits of raunchy Cossack drinking. It illustrates the horrors of war alongside the nobility of sacrifice and laying down one's life for one's friends. The book is far better even than the movie. I'm glad I read it prior to seeing the movie, because my English subtitles weren't working. So I saw all four hours in Polish--and Polish dubbed over Ukrainian, which was annoying--like an echo. But I could pick up some words that are similar to Russian.

Will watch Mongol by Sergei Bodrov next.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 29, 2010, 03:23:51 PM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."

It's been done better in so many other movies.

Not lately though. I am yet to see "so many" movies that would condemn Bushism-Cheyneism, as they should.

The notion that militarism and chauvinism are somehow peculiar to the administration or ideology of Bush and Cheney is part of the problem. What was so depressing and scary about the warmongering after 9/11 was that just about everyone was part of it. The "liberals" and "conservatives" were indistinguishable on this point. Bush did not make them into militarists in the course of eight months. The propaganda came from everywhere; more importantly, it wasn't really needed. This is simply a quality of the modern United States patriotism that has nothing to do with particular presidents or parties. Given the appropriate opportunity, I have no doubt that the Obama presidency would manifest the same tendency. Gore certainly would not have done things much differently. The more the anti-war movement focused on the Bush administration, and not the decades of US policy which has been largely consistent between presidents, the more irrelevant it became.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Patriarch Noah I on July 01, 2010, 02:16:52 AM
Just finished The Unmistaken Child and Kundun on youtube. Unmistaken Child was a really good window into the mystifying weirdness of the Tibetan tulku system, whereas Kundun was kinda...bleh.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on July 01, 2010, 08:05:19 PM
I watched the Pixar film, Up.  I never really liked other Pixar films, but this one totally blew me away.  It was very heartfelt, well written with just enough campiness to balance it all out.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 01, 2010, 09:42:27 PM
Just finished The Unmistaken Child and Kundun on youtube. Unmistaken Child was a really good window into the mystifying weirdness of the Tibetan tulku system, whereas Kundun was kinda...bleh.


I really liked 7 Years in Tibet. Probably the only Brad Pitt movie I really enjoyed.



Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on July 02, 2010, 12:16:18 AM
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GregoryLA on July 02, 2010, 03:36:20 AM
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I tried to watch this the other night but I only had the option of Japanese subtitles.  I was having trouble following along after two glasses of wine and gave up.  I'm currently reading the book though and enjoying it!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on July 02, 2010, 11:21:00 AM
Finally saw Avatar. Visually, I really enjoyed it. But in terms of the writing... well, some people call it "Dances with Wolves in space" but it could also be called "Dune for dumb people." For all the talent and innovation that went into creating the images, it's an utter shame that they could only come up with such an unremarkable script and such a predictable/ conventional plot. And the music... sounds like rejects from the Lion King soundtrack. But I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the director of Predator and Titanic.

I love the anti-war and anti-chauvinist stance of the "Avatar."

It's been done better in so many other movies.

Not lately though. I am yet to see "so many" movies that would condemn Bushism-Cheyneism, as they should.

The notion that militarism and chauvinism are somehow peculiar to the administration or ideology of Bush and Cheney is part of the problem. What was so depressing and scary about the warmongering after 9/11 was that just about everyone was part of it. The "liberals" and "conservatives" were indistinguishable on this point. Bush did not make them into militarists in the course of eight months. The propaganda came from everywhere; more importantly, it wasn't really needed. This is simply a quality of the modern United States patriotism that has nothing to do with particular presidents or parties. Given the appropriate opportunity, I have no doubt that the Obama presidency would manifest the same tendency. Gore certainly would not have done things much differently. The more the anti-war movement focused on the Bush administration, and not the decades of US policy which has been largely consistent between presidents, the more irrelevant it became.

Unfortunately, I have to agree. But all the more this topic should be reflected in art, movies... That's why I still liked "Avatar," all the obvious shortcomings of it nonwithstanding.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on July 02, 2010, 12:07:59 PM
Just finished The Unmistaken Child and Kundun on youtube. Unmistaken Child was a really good window into the mystifying weirdness of the Tibetan tulku system

It gets less mystifying, IMO, once you realize how politically or financially motivated a lot of the tulku choices are. A major factor in my leaving Tibetan Buddhism (I was Karma Kagyu) was the fact that these supposedly enlightened beings were fighting and slandering each other over who the real Karmapa was (there are two Karmapas, each one supported by a different set of reincarnated lamas). Of course, looking at Tibetan history, which is pretty brutal, this is nothing new. And then there's the fact that Steven Segal was recognized as a tulku...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on July 02, 2010, 12:24:04 PM
Just finished The Unmistaken Child and Kundun on youtube. Unmistaken Child was a really good window into the mystifying weirdness of the Tibetan tulku system

It gets less mystifying, IMO, once you realize how politically or financially motivated a lot of the tulku choices are. A major factor in my leaving Tibetan Buddhism (I was Karma Kagyu) was the fact that these supposedly enlightened beings were fighting and slandering each other over who the real Karmapa was (there are two Karmapas, each one supported by a different set of reincarnated lamas).
What were other major factors in leaving Tibetan Buddhism?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Quinault on July 02, 2010, 03:51:07 PM
I am getting ready to watch "The Business of being born."
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on July 14, 2010, 03:11:31 PM
Just finished watching The Damned United (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Damned_United), a film about Brian Clough's stormy 44 day tenure as manager of Leeds United in 1974.  Great casting and characterizations, although Stephen Graham looked a right pratt as Bremner because of the hair.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 14, 2010, 09:23:29 PM
Not a movie, but I'm watching Top Chef at the moment. They keep using the phrase "alpha male". I despise that phrase with all my being.  >:(  8)  I've also been watching...

Work of Art
Hell's Kitchen
Chopped
Bullsh*t
Next Food Network Star

I've been avoiding the Lebron News Network (aka ESPN) as much as I've been able to.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 15, 2010, 09:52:23 PM
Watching Bones at the moment. Used to be a fan, even bought some DVD's... but my interest has decreased a lot. The way they deal with sub-cultures in many episodes is absurdly simplistic, to the point of being insulting.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on July 15, 2010, 10:09:04 PM
Watched the last airbender, and the twilight saga eclipse...Didn't care for any of them.... ;D  Here

http://ch131.com/
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on July 16, 2010, 11:17:06 AM
I was just subjected to both of the Tomb Raider movies by a friend. Aweful.... Just aweful.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 16, 2010, 06:06:27 PM
We've been watching and discussing ROOTS this week as a family.



Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on July 19, 2010, 08:32:47 PM
Watching Bones at the moment. Used to be a fan, even bought some DVD's... but my interest has decreased a lot. The way they deal with sub-cultures in many episodes is absurdly simplistic, to the point of being insulting.

I was impressed by one episode where the difference between black metal and death metal was explained, so they aren't always simplistic.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shanghaiski on July 20, 2010, 03:35:01 PM
Watched The Guns of Navarone last night. Classic.

By the way, I've seen several seasons of The Next Food Network Star. This season I find to be the least enjoyable. Part of me hopes they won't do it again. Another part of me would find characters even crazier than Dzintra entertaining, but probably just five minutes. I'm waiting for Food Network to spawn its own version of Punk'd. Perhaps a dumb cooking and dating show for clueless 20-somethings could also be added. Programming could be spiked here and there with little demos of actual cooking. (Oh, wait, we've got that already.)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on July 20, 2010, 08:12:28 PM
Just watched Youth in Revolt.  I'm really beginning to like Michael Cera!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on July 20, 2010, 08:20:01 PM
Just Watched the Sorcerer Apprentice on ...Such Garbage being produced......Airbender, Twilight Saga Eclipse and this one Sorcerer Apprentice all Garbage...Bhaaaa.... ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on July 22, 2010, 12:37:35 AM
Watched The Stoning of Soraya M. tonight. Pretty intense film but very good and very powerful.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 22, 2010, 01:20:17 AM
I wanted to take my wife to a movie tonight, but there is absolutely NOTHING in the theaters right now that remotely appeals to me.



Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on July 22, 2010, 10:10:10 AM
I wanted to take my wife to a movie tonight, but there is absolutely NOTHING in the theaters right now that remotely appeals to me.



Selam
It's been a while since there has been anything in the theaters worth spending the money to see.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on July 23, 2010, 11:04:28 PM
I'm about to go downtown to the public square to watch an old classic: Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 24, 2010, 12:37:39 AM
I'm about to go downtown to the public square to watch an old classic: Ferris Bueller's Day Off.


That sounds fun. You must live in a pretty cool town. :)



Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on July 24, 2010, 03:36:06 AM
I'm about to go downtown to the public square to watch an old classic: Ferris Bueller's Day Off.


That sounds fun. You must live in a pretty cool town. :)
Yeah, we call it Beervana. ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fabio Leite on July 24, 2010, 06:26:28 PM
I just watched (again) An American Carol of director David Zucker. A funny and bold movie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWhbjDrQJJE
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 12, 2010, 10:32:46 AM
Recently bought (and have been watching)...

Wrong Turn 2 - I'd never heard of this one, but Walmart had it in their $5 bin, and it looked like a campy, low-budget horror movie, which is how I like them. As it turns out the movie wasn't ultra-low budget (the budget was about $4 million according to wiki), and wasn't that campy. It did have a few problems, like a silly plot issue that popped up about 10 minutes in, and they killed off the most likable character fairly quickly. Also, the characters were fairly cliche... the high-maintenance blonde actress, the masculine lesbian, the tempermental vegan, the black athlete, the immature skate boarder, etc. Having said that, I still thought it was a very good horror movie. It also had Henry Rollins in it, which I didn't realise until I started watching it--that was a nice suprise. The last horror film I took a chance on without knowing anything about was Cabin Fever 2--Ugh, what a mistake that was. This time was thankfully different.

Howard the Duck - Nostalgia probably played a part in buying this one (I was about 7 when this film came out, and I can remember watching it as a kid). And it was also only $5. Ok, yeah yeah, it's a terrible movie. I know. On the other hand, it does have a scene with a young Lea Thompson in her underwear.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Really the only I.J. film I've liked. Again nostalgia plays a part, and it was cheap.

National Lampoon's European Vacation - Um... I'm not sure why I bought this exactly.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on October 12, 2010, 12:58:51 PM
Just watched Cool Hand Luke with Paul Newman.  I was actually inspired to watch this movie because one of the lines from that movie forms the backdrop for the Guns n' Roses song, "Civil War." 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: theistgal on October 12, 2010, 08:51:16 PM
Brian De Palma's "Obsession" - had often heard about it but never saw it before.  It's awesome!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on October 12, 2010, 09:20:33 PM
2012 - Ridiculous plot with some really cool action scenes.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on October 12, 2010, 09:27:18 PM
I've started watching Becket again (via Netflix streaming) during my lunch break.

How O'Toole and Burton did not receive Oscars for this is beyond me, especially when one realizes they were both quite inebriated throughout the whole shooting.

The follow up will, of course, be "A Lion In Winter," where we see O'Toole reprise his role as King Henry.  Again, how he did not receive an Oscar for THAT performance is beyond me.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on October 13, 2010, 01:51:43 AM
Becket is an amazing film.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ortho_cat on October 13, 2010, 02:36:16 AM
watched 'the exorcism of emily rose' tonight.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 13, 2010, 02:44:03 AM
watched 'the exorcism of emily rose' tonight.

That was a very good, yet very disturbing film. It raised an interesting question: Would God cause someone to become demonically possessed in order to make others aware of the reality of the spiritual realm? That seems to be the thesis of the movie, and it's a concept that I do not think is Orthodox. I'd love to know what others think. (Maybe split this thread to discuss it?)


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ortho_cat on October 13, 2010, 02:47:26 AM
watched 'the exorcism of emily rose' tonight.

That was a very good, yet very disturbing film. It raised an interesting question: Would God cause someone to become demonically possessed in order to make others aware of the reality of the spiritual realm? That seems to be the point of the movie, and it's a concept that I do not think is Orthodox. I'd love to know what others think. (Maybe split this thread to discuss it?)


Selam

I had the exact same thought. I really don't have anything else to contribute to that thought, however. If someone else does, perhaps we can split...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on October 13, 2010, 03:02:21 AM
Becket is an amazing film.

I first saw that movie in Sophomore European History Class in high school.  I instantly liked it.

Why didn't Burton nor O'Toole win academy awards?  Probably because O'Toole had won his for Lawrence of Arabia a few years earlier and Burton was married to Elizabeth Taylor, which probably embarrassed a lot of Hollywood elites at the time.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 17, 2010, 04:59:05 AM
Wrong Turn - Quite pedestrian compared to Wrong Turn 2. Though it does have Emmanuelle Chriqui in it, who is perhaps the most attractive woman alive.

The Sandlot - You can't go wrong with this movie, regardless of how old you are.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 17, 2010, 05:04:45 AM

The Sandlot - You can't go wrong with this movie, regardless of how old you are.


I second The Sandlot! :)


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on October 17, 2010, 12:58:25 PM
Just saw "The Invention of Lying" with Ricky Gervais.  Good, funny movie with even some good satire on how many modern people look at life, death and God.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on October 17, 2010, 01:01:22 PM
Just saw "The Invention of Lying" with Ricky Gervais.  Good, funny movie with even some good satire on how many modern people look at life, death and God.

I was very surprised by how good this was.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 27, 2010, 05:41:28 AM
Watched a movie last night that I haven't seen in many a year... Willow. ;D

(http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/files/2008/06/willow-warwick-davies.jpg)

I also picked up a bunch of other DVD's at CD Warehouse: Three Amigos, Wayne's World 2, Police Academy, Cast Away, and Major League, along with Lamb of God and Metallica music DVD's.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on October 27, 2010, 02:43:45 PM
Picked up a Ray Harryhausen box set for cheap and started with The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fabio Leite on October 27, 2010, 03:00:20 PM
I'll watch Elite Squad 2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwTiu3typeY
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on October 27, 2010, 03:21:03 PM
I think the Empire Strikes Back is up for a viewing....
Of course watching that amazing movie will only remind me about how aweful the prequels were. lol
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: theistgal on October 27, 2010, 11:40:13 PM
A neat old (1972) TV movie, "When Michael Calls" - Elizabeth Ashley keeps getting phone calls from her dead nephew. Creepy (and a bit campy - Michael Douglas co-stars and he's got HUGE sideburns! lol!).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on October 28, 2010, 12:42:14 PM
I saw "Hereafter (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hereafter/)", about the after-life, starring Matt Damon and Cecil de France. Actually, the movie was about how people respond to ideas and experiences of the after-life. There was very little time spent on what actually happens (or is supposed to happen) in the after-life.

I'd give it a solid "B".
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 28, 2010, 10:56:47 PM
I saw "Hereafter (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hereafter/)", about the after-life, starring Matt Damon and Cecil de France. Actually, the movie was about how people respond to ideas and experiences of the after-life. There was very little time spent on what actually happens (or is supposed to happen) in the after-life.

I'd give it a solid "B".


Thanks! I've been wondering about this movie. I love Clint Eastwood as a director, but the previews of this one seemed a little New Agey. I also read mixed reviews. But if you give it a "B," I think I'll go check it out. Clint usually makes good films.

Anyone else seen it?


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 29, 2010, 11:30:42 PM
I saw "Pandorum" today. It was one of the scariest movies I've ever seen.  :o
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: bogdan on October 30, 2010, 12:13:32 AM
This evening I watched Mission: Impossible for the first time ever. I never claimed to be "with the times" :P

My priest tells me I have to see Stewart Saves His Family, so that's next in the Netflix queue.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on October 30, 2010, 01:25:13 AM
I watched Kingdom of Heaven for the second time today. I really like it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 30, 2010, 12:15:39 PM
Watched The Princess Bride this morning... I never tire of that movie. I hope to go see Saw VII next Thursday, which will be the first time I've been to the movie theater in several years.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on October 30, 2010, 03:54:48 PM
Finished the Exorcist in time for Halloween. Still a classic.

Now, I'm in a John Ford phase and am watching The Searchers with John Wayne.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on October 31, 2010, 04:02:47 AM
Halloween (the 1978 one)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on October 31, 2010, 04:45:33 AM
Ushpizin
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426155/
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 31, 2010, 05:55:40 PM
Ushpizin
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426155/


That was pretty good!   :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on October 31, 2010, 08:36:14 PM
I think the Empire Strikes Back is up for a viewing....
Of course watching that amazing movie will only remind me about how aweful the prequels were. lol

I just pretend the prequels never happened.

Watched The Princess Bride this morning... I never tire of that movie.

That movie is definitely in my top five, rotating in the number one position depending on what mood I'm in that day.

My Dad and I just watched the 2nd one and a half hour entry in Sherlock.  An excellent modernized telling of the Sherlock Holmes stories, from head writer and executive producer of this last season of Doctor Who.  And yes, that is Dent, Arthur Dent in the role of Dr John Watson.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on October 31, 2010, 08:51:37 PM
I actually like the new Sherlock... I was surprised, because it is written by Steven Moffat, whose Doctor Who stories were terrible.

Still, nothing compares to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on October 31, 2010, 11:09:26 PM
I actually like the new Sherlock... I was surprised, because it is written by Steven Moffat, whose Doctor Who stories were terrible.

Still, nothing compares to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett.

Funny you should mention that.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is tied up in childhood memories of the Peter Davison Doctor and Robin of Sherwood television series, all of which I watched every week when my dad was stationed in England.  Wasn't too big a fan of the latest Robin Hood series from the Isle.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 01, 2010, 01:05:25 PM
Quote
Still, nothing compares to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett.

True. He's whom I picture as Holmes when I read the books, too.    :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on November 01, 2010, 09:56:51 PM
Ushpizin
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426155/


That was pretty good!   :)

I enjoyed that one as well. Fun movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 27, 2010, 05:34:30 PM
"The Great Yokai War." A Japanese myth-fantasy movie. It went on too long and was too muddled, especially at the end. Not awful, but just not that great.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Luke on November 27, 2010, 05:49:06 PM
Last weekend took the Mrs. to see Nowhere Boy.  Not sure how historically accurate it is, but it was put together well.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on November 27, 2010, 06:02:07 PM
Finally saw Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" and did not get it.  :o Superb camera work and excellent acting by W. Dafoe and C. Gainsbourg, but overall, it remained beyond me. I just failed to see any point in the film. And I really, actively disliked the dedication to A. Tarkovsky. If von Trier dedicates THIS to Tarkovsky, then he, most likely, never understood Tarkovsky.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on December 02, 2010, 07:18:24 PM
Faster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7xwTQO2IDU&feature=related). It's more intelligent than you might think.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on December 02, 2010, 09:13:02 PM
Watched The Princess Bride this morning... I never tire of that movie. I hope to go see Saw VII next Thursday, which will be the first time I've been to the movie theater in several years.


Link to movies and tv shows.....Some of the movies arn't good Quality but they eventually replace them ,with better quality ones ....http://ch131.com/ ;D incase your interested...

I discovered this link by reading Catholic Answers Forum........
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 03, 2010, 12:29:32 AM
Well, I'd really like to see this one: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810099018/video/22329252/20101007/142/22329252-100-flash-s But alas, it's not coming to Mississippi. Tyler Perry nonsense on three screens, but no theaters are getting this one. That's one of the few things I really miss about living in Atlanta, getting to see good movies. In Mississippi they open up 18-screen movie theaters so they can show the same inane movie on 5 different screens. It's ridiculous.

If anyone sees this movie, let me know how it was. Looks like it got good reviews.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: augustin717 on December 03, 2010, 12:37:33 AM
Finally saw Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" and did not get it.  :o Superb camera work and excellent acting by W. Dafoe and C. Gainsbourg, but overall, it remained beyond me. I just failed to see any point in the film. And I really, actively disliked the dedication to A. Tarkovsky. If von Trier dedicates THIS to Tarkovsky, then he, most likely, never understood Tarkovsky.
It should be seen, I think, as some sort of an apologia for feminism, or at least, as a protest against patriarchalism. That's how I interpreted it. It's a variation on the same theme, as are "Breaking the Waves", and maybe "Dogville".
Anyhow, I think it's a good movie.
I agree, dedicating it to Tarkowski is almost sarcastic.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: synLeszka on December 03, 2010, 10:12:23 AM
In the last couple of months I have watched,
Kawasaki's rose(kawaskiho ruże) a great production by Jan Hřebejk. The film was like all things Czech, very confusing but also very funny. If you want to learn something about Central Europe and its mentality, I suggest that you view this film. It would be a eye-opener for outsiders. From one direction, it is a romance, or a series of romances. These romances are perverse(not homosexual tho) but they are a canvass for the realisation of justice. It is a confrontation with the Communist past, with the treachery of Communist repression agencies, which spied on their own citizens and destroyed many lives. Somehow it is a little miracle that a film like this came out. In Poland, it would be impossible to make such a film.

I also watched Within the Whirlwind(In Polish, Wicher z Kołymy) about the treachery of the Soviet regime. I thought that it was a Russian film, but it was an American production set in Siberia. It pissed me off that the dialogues were in English. The movie also had a happy ending, too happy. It ended with the heroine smiling, and an adnotation, that after Stalin she was rehabilitated. That was unneeded, that ending hindered free thought, forced the viewers to jettison their own ideas, and accept the forced narrative. Ble, I can only expect what the relativists and average viewer will say, that the Soviets were not all bad, therefore they were all good. I seriously wonder how someone who suffered through Stalinism can smile, such a stupid smile as the heroine at the end. In my family, the only time older people, who remember Stalinism, smile is when they are insulting someone or drunk.

 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on December 18, 2010, 12:12:43 AM
Tron: Legacy (http://io9.com/5713435/jeff-bridges-and-olivia-wilde-tell-us-about-the-zen-of-tron-legacy), very soon.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: theistgal on December 18, 2010, 02:12:52 AM
Chinatown. :D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 18, 2010, 03:02:23 AM
Took the children to see the new Narnia movie. It was pretty good. Some great allegory that is very applicable to the Orthodox view of salvation.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on December 18, 2010, 03:39:10 AM
I just saw the new True Grit and The King's Speech. Both were superlative!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on December 18, 2010, 04:30:23 AM
What do you get when you cross the Sex and the City shallowness with Kung Fu Theatre ridiculousness along with a heaping helping of vomit and superficiality?  Why that'd be Charlie's Angels II, thank you.  I haven't seen C.A. I, nor do I plan to, but I imagine it's more of the same drivel.  Can someone please invent a time machine so I can get back my night?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: theistgal on December 18, 2010, 12:09:04 PM
lubeltri, may I ask if you've ever seen the original "True Grit"? Just curious as to how the new one stacks up. Thanks!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 18, 2010, 01:53:31 PM
Rented:

Flash of Genius - Very good

Into the Wild - Excellent

I had seen them both before, but enjoyed them just as much the second time around.


Hope to go see The Fighter and True Grit soon.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on December 18, 2010, 02:07:35 PM
lubeltri, may I ask if you've ever seen the original "True Grit"? Just curious as to how the new one stacks up. Thanks!

It was so long ago that I barely remember the original. I'm glad about that so I'm not comparing. On its own, the Coen Bros. remake is excellent. I thought the girl actress was mesmerizing, and Jeff Bridges was great. Wonderful cinematography, and very amusing and interesting screenplay. It is probably their most conventional film that I've seen, but it's very entertaining all the way.

I saw a sneak preview screening with critics.

I saw the King's Speech last night. A very well-mounted drama. Colin Firth was brilliant as King George VI, and I think he might win the Oscar. I loved this flick too.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on December 31, 2010, 02:48:36 PM
When it comes out: Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLPe0fHuZsc).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on December 31, 2010, 05:16:42 PM
When it comes out: Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLPe0fHuZsc).

Yes, this one looks really good! Terrence Malick also directed the Thin Red Line, which was excellent.

I saw The Fighter, which was pretty good but not great. I was initially very interested in True Grit, but the more clips I watch the less I want to see it. Some of the acting seems a little too "hammy." The Coen brothers are kind of hit and miss in my book. Loved Fargo, and I also enjoyed A Serious Man; but often the Coen brothers try too hard to be "original", and thus they end up making more of the same. Just my opinion.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 01, 2011, 03:32:28 AM
Watched The Two Towers and Return of the King yesterday. I'd forgotten how good lookin' Eowyn is.  :-*
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on January 01, 2011, 03:49:03 AM
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on January 01, 2011, 03:51:39 AM
What do you get when you cross the Sex and the City shallowness with Kung Fu Theatre ridiculousness along with a heaping helping of vomit and superficiality?  Why that'd be Charlie's Angels II, thank you.  I haven't seen C.A. I, nor do I plan to, but I imagine it's more of the same drivel.  Can someone please invent a time machine so I can get back my night?

Ah, but the first one was more of the same drivel with Bill Murray playing Bosley.  That alone makes it like, 1,000x better than CA2.

Saw the new Tron recently.  Wish Disney had released a recent DVD of the original instead of keeping it locked in their Vault so I could have it fresh in my mind.  Still, not bad, especially in 3D.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 03, 2011, 02:20:11 AM
Has anyone heard anything about this one? I'm not familiar with the director, but I do like Anthony Hopkins. However, Hopkins has played in some pretty bad movies, so his presence in this role doesn't necessarily mean it will be good. It does look interesting. The book sounds very good too. I do think I'll try to read it.

The Rite
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/therite/


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 03, 2011, 02:36:23 AM
Has anyone heard anything about this one? I'm not familiar with the director, but I do like Anthony Hopkins. However, Hopkins has played in some pretty bad movies, so his presence in this role doesn't necessarily mean it will be good. It does look interesting. The book sounds very good too. I do think I'll try to read it.

The Rite
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/therite/


Selam

It looks interesting for sure. I think I will probably see it when it comes out.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on January 03, 2011, 03:08:28 AM
I hope it doesn't sensationalize too much Catholic exorcisms. Some of these exorcism movies can be pretty, pretty bad!

My favorite movie of this type was The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

I'll check this one out, though I will set my expectations low---it's getting released during the January "dumping ground" for bad movies. With Hopkins, at least it will be interesting!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on January 03, 2011, 03:10:33 AM
but often the Coen brothers try too hard to be "original", and thus they end up making more of the same. Just my opinion.

I'm happy to report that the Coens were not trying to be "cute" in this film. It's a pretty straightforward Western---just exceptionally well made.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on January 03, 2011, 03:11:22 AM
Watched The Two Towers and Return of the King yesterday. I'd forgotten how good lookin' Eowyn is.  :-*

Extendeds?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on January 03, 2011, 03:13:36 AM
Recently saw the new The Taking of Pelham 123 (by-the-numbers mediocre).

I also saw Winter's Bone and The Queen (both outstanding, astonishing in their verisimilitude in the presentation of the very different worlds they inhabit).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 03, 2011, 04:01:57 AM
Recently saw the new The Taking of Pelham 123 (by-the-numbers mediocre).

I also saw Winter's Bone and The Queen (both outstanding, astonishing in their verisimilitude in the presentation of the very different worlds they inhabit).

Yeah, I loved Winter's Bone.

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 03, 2011, 04:05:04 AM
I hope it doesn't sensationalize too much Catholic exorcisms. Some of these exorcism movies can be pretty, pretty bad!

My favorite movie of this type was The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

I'll check this one out, though I will set my expectations low---it's getting released during the January "dumping ground" for bad movies. With Hopkins, at least it will be interesting!


The book sounds very interesting. If the movie stays close to the book, then it might be very good. I too thought The Exorcism of Emily Rose was very good. It raised some very intriguing questions, namely would God allow one of His children to become demonically possessed in order to reveal the reality of the spiritual realm to mankind.

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 03, 2011, 04:06:04 AM
but often the Coen brothers try too hard to be "original", and thus they end up making more of the same. Just my opinion.

I'm happy to report that the Coens were not trying to be "cute" in this film. It's a pretty straightforward Western---just exceptionally well made.

Cool. I think I will see it.

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 03, 2011, 04:07:24 AM
I really want to see The King's Speech, but alas, no movie theaters here in Mississippi have even heard of it.  ::)


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 07, 2011, 07:03:29 PM
Dexter Jackson: Unbreakable

(http://www.primecutsbodybuildingdvds.com/images/dvd/A-1388DVD.jpg)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on January 08, 2011, 12:26:37 AM
Season of the Witch. I swear it wasn't my idea. This movie is really bad.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ImperfectRose on January 08, 2011, 05:21:22 AM
Just watched Home Alone.   :D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 08, 2011, 07:32:13 AM
I'm not a fan of Sean Penn's politics, and I also think he is slightly overrated as an actor. But I think he is a terrific director. I recently revisited these three movies directed by him, which I loved:

The Pledge
The Indian Runner
Into the Wild
(I think this is his best.)


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on January 08, 2011, 09:17:52 PM
"Wit" (Mike Nichols, 2001)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit_(film)

A very strong artistic endeavour trying to reveal the feelings of a person dying of terminal cancer. The director is the famous Mike Nichols who made "The Graduate."
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on January 08, 2011, 09:38:57 PM
I just watched most of "Full Metal Jacket" again .

I love Gunner Sgt. Ermey since he was really a Drill Instructor.. What a hoot he is. I love the new GEICO commerical where he is playing a Psychologist. He calls his patient Namby Pamby and throws a box of tissues at him.

Ummmmm..coarse language...to say the least : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfccLO6-YL0
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on January 08, 2011, 11:30:05 PM
I just watched most of "Full Metal Jacket" again .

I love Gunner Sgt. Ermey since he was really a Drill Instructor.. What a hoot he is. I love the new GEICO commerical where he is playing a Psychologist. He calls his patient Namby Pamby and throws a box of tissues at him.

Ummmmm..coarse language...to say the least : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfccLO6-YL0

He's really funny on "Mail Call," too! It's on the History Channel. He does explanations of military weaponry. Great show.   :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on January 09, 2011, 12:36:38 AM
Seem to be watching a lot of "war movies" lately.  I finished Gettysburg and am now in to The Bridge on the River Kwai. (maybe not technically a "war movie" but it's close enough)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: NMHS on January 09, 2011, 12:39:19 AM
Early preview of the documentary on the "Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer".  I can't wait until it comes to theaters or on DVD.  Excellent documentary! 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on January 09, 2011, 12:54:07 AM
My favorite War Movies:

Lawrence of Arabia

NorthWest Passage  (Spencer Tracy and Robert Young)

Glory

Horse Soldiers (John Wayne)

Zulu

Full Metal Jacket

Apocalypse Now

Saving Private Ryan

Patton

Doctor Strangelove

300 Spartans (Original version)

The Alamo ( Billy Bob version)

The Alamo (John Wayne version)

Das Boot

Alls Quiet on the Western Front

Zulu Dawn

Gettysburg



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Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on January 09, 2011, 01:30:04 AM
I've been watching too many scary movies lately, since we got a new free channel, and there's my Netflix queue that I watch over the X Box thing... sigh.   ;D 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ortho_cat on January 09, 2011, 01:32:36 AM
Watching "Hannibal Rising" at the moment...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 09, 2011, 01:39:06 AM
300 Spartans (Original version)

Good, fun movie. Some slightly corny but entertaining lines. I also like that the girl kicks a couple of guys' butts, lol (didn't hurt that she was pretty easy on the eyes as well).

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsB/825-27511.gif)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on January 09, 2011, 02:59:32 PM
300 Spartans (Original version)

Good, fun movie. Some slightly corny but entertaining lines. I also like that the girl kicks a couple of guys' butts, lol (didn't hurt that she was pretty easy on the eyes as well).

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsB/825-27511.gif)

I was very disappointed with the re-make "300"...
---------------
Persian Messenger: "If you do not surrender, our arrows will fill the sky and block out the Sun."

King Leonidas: "Good ! Then we shall fight in the shade"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG4j7_c97Yc   (course language)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on January 09, 2011, 04:40:02 PM
"Wit" (Mike Nichols, 2001)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit_(film)

A very strong artistic endeavour trying to reveal the feelings of a person dying of terminal cancer. The director is the famous Mike Nichols who made "The Graduate."

I thought this was outstanding. It also helped that I've had a crush on Emma Thompson for about 15 years :)

She is great in this, as is Eileen Atkins.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 16, 2011, 12:30:32 AM
Been watching Shawshank Redemption quite a bit lately... if only we all could find our Andy
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on January 16, 2011, 12:38:56 AM
Been watching Shawshank Redemption quite a bit lately... if only we all could find our Andy

I can watch that movie on repeat, fantastic film.

Watching Braveheart.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Alive on January 16, 2011, 05:07:26 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Island_(2006_film)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/thumb/a/a7/%D0%9E%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2_%28%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80_%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC%D0%B0%29_2.jpg/200px-%D0%9E%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2_%28%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80_%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC%D0%B0%29_2.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_(film)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/thumb/8/8e/%D0%A6%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%8C_%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC.jpg/200px-%D0%A6%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%8C_%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC.jpg)


http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%BE%D0%BF_(%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/thumb/5/59/%D0%A4%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BF.png/200px-%D0%A4%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BF.png)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 17, 2011, 05:45:17 PM
Watching They Live on AMC. Don't know why... that movie is like a train wreck... can't look away...

(http://www.futureshipwreck.com/pics/they-live-head.jpg)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on January 20, 2011, 01:13:31 PM
I really want to see this and hope it makes to Baltimore during its tour.

http://www.wretchesandjabberers.org/index.php
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on January 20, 2011, 01:39:37 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Island_(2006_film)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/thumb/a/a7/%D0%9E%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2_%28%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80_%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC%D0%B0%29_2.jpg/200px-%D0%9E%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2_%28%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80_%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC%D0%B0%29_2.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_(film)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/thumb/8/8e/%D0%A6%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%8C_%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC.jpg/200px-%D0%A6%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%8C_%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC.jpg)


http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%BE%D0%BF_(%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/thumb/5/59/%D0%A4%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BF.png/200px-%D0%A4%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BF.png)


my three favorites!!! ;D

I live in the USA, where can I find ПОП on DVD?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on January 20, 2011, 02:06:14 PM
Watching They Live on AMC. Don't know why... that movie is like a train wreck... can't look away...

(http://www.futureshipwreck.com/pics/they-live-head.jpg)
You should try Troll 2.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on January 20, 2011, 02:36:42 PM
I saw "Cass" yesterday night (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_(film)), and I have a double feeling: it is most definitely a shocking and touching story, and it is a piece of a decent work in cinematography; but I don't think I've ever heard so many "f-words" per minute (or per second) as in this film...  ::)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ortho_cat on January 21, 2011, 01:00:13 AM
Just rented 'Buried' on redbox. Reviews look good...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on January 21, 2011, 02:14:19 AM
You should try Troll 2.

Wow, you've seen that one too? That one was amazingly bad! It was breathtaking in its horridness.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on January 21, 2011, 02:14:20 AM
I watched Network on Netflix recently. You know, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!"

Brutal satire and very funny. It also made me very glad I pulled the plus on TV several years ago!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on January 21, 2011, 03:07:54 AM
The King's Speech
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on January 22, 2011, 12:05:26 AM
I saw "Another Perfect Stranger" on a religious channel. It was a poorly acted spectacle, featuring a blonde pretty boy Jesus conversing with a girl about to enter art school on a plane with rants about how He hates religion and philosophically flimsy arguments supporting it. The "twist" that He's actually Jesus is pretty obvious from the beginning, and the miracle paintbrush at the end definitely deserved this smiley:   ::).

I also saw As We Forgive, a documentary about reconciliation between surviving Tutsis and the Hutus who killed their families. It's a very powerful film, and by far the most "Christian" of the movies I've seen today.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 22, 2011, 11:36:29 AM
The King's Speech
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/


I want to see this, but it doesn't look like we'll get it here in Mississippi. ::)

Let us know how you liked it.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on January 22, 2011, 05:57:34 PM
I saw True Grit a week ago.  I thought it was one of the better movies I've seen in a while.  I don't think I've seen the original.  I saw one of the Rooster Cogburn movies but Katherine Hepburn was annoying, pretty but annoying, and John Wayne is a horrible drunk.  They should have gotten Johnny Cash to do it.

For those war movie people out there, I started watching Tali-Ihantala 1944 again until the GF put the cabosh on it.  IF you can find it, big IF, then it is defiantly worth watching.  No M48's masquerading as Tigers in this one.  Real T34-85s, T26s (!), a KV, and some StuGs!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: theistgal on January 22, 2011, 06:19:20 PM
Just caught the last half hour of the ever-awesome "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on January 22, 2011, 08:20:47 PM
The King's Speech
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/


I want to see this, but it doesn't look like we'll get it here in Mississippi. ::)

Let us know how you liked it.


Selam

It looks like you are in luck. Please do see it, it's mighty fine!

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221 Grandview Blvd., Madison, MS 39110, (601) 607-7676
Showtimes:   1:10pm | 4:20 | 7:15 | 9:55

(today's showtimes)

Here's the link:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/cinemashowtimes?location=jackson,ms;range=50
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on January 22, 2011, 08:20:47 PM
Finally saw Goodfellas after at least 10 years of talking about doing it. Great filmmaking---enough said?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 26, 2011, 09:27:10 PM
Just watched Saw VII.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on January 26, 2011, 10:01:27 PM
I want to see this, but it doesn't look like we'll get it here in Mississippi. ::)

Let us know how you liked it.

Selam

I saw it at TIFF, I would definitely recommend it!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on January 26, 2011, 10:05:57 PM
The King's Speech
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/


I want to see this, but it doesn't look like we'll get it here in Mississippi. ::)

Let us know how you liked it.


Selam
If you don't get a chance to watch it, you can get the basic experience here (http://video.aol.com/video/kids-act-out-the-kings-speech/2919482252)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 27, 2011, 01:05:29 AM
Anthony Hopkins is on Charlie Rose in about 15 minutes to talk about The Rite!


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: bogdan on January 27, 2011, 01:56:05 AM
This evening I watched "In the Shadow of the Moon", a great documentary by Ron Howard about the Apollo Project.

I love one of Alan Bean's lines, about conspiracy theorists: "Nine times. Nine times we went to the Moon. Why would we fake it NINE TIMES?" :D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 27, 2011, 02:07:49 AM
The King's Speech
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/


I want to see this, but it doesn't look like we'll get it here in Mississippi. ::)

Let us know how you liked it.


Selam

It looks like you are in luck. Please do see it, it's mighty fine!

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Showtimes:   11:10am | 1:45pm | 4:20 | 6:55 | 9:45

Malco Grandview 17   
(add to My Theaters)
221 Grandview Blvd., Madison, MS 39110, (601) 607-7676
Showtimes:   1:10pm | 4:20 | 7:15 | 9:55

(today's showtimes)

Here's the link:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/cinemashowtimes?location=jackson,ms;range=50


Awesome! Thanks!


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on January 27, 2011, 04:11:23 AM
Just caught the last half hour of the ever-awesome "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". :)

Very cool!  As a child of the Eighties, this is one of my favorites of that decade.  You might also like "The Breakfast Club", "Pretty In Pink" and "Sixteen Candles".   :D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on January 27, 2011, 08:22:18 AM
King's  Speech is seriously one of the best films I have seen in a very long time. Well worth it.

I hope you enjoy it  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ozgeorge on January 27, 2011, 08:54:56 AM
King's  Speech is seriously one of the best films I have seen in a very long time. Well worth it.

I hope you enjoy it  :)
DITTO!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PrincessMommy on January 27, 2011, 09:06:10 AM
The King's Speech
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/


I want to see this, but it doesn't look like we'll get it here in Mississippi. ::)

Let us know how you liked it.


Selam

It looks like you are in luck. Please do see it, it's mighty fine!

Cinemark Tinseltown USA - Pearl MS   
(add to My Theaters)
411 Riverwind Drive, Pearl, MS 39208, (800) FANDANGO 1189#
Showtimes:   11:10am | 1:45pm | 4:20 | 6:55 | 9:45

Malco Grandview 17   
(add to My Theaters)
221 Grandview Blvd., Madison, MS 39110, (601) 607-7676
Showtimes:   1:10pm | 4:20 | 7:15 | 9:55

(today's showtimes)

Here's the link:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/cinemashowtimes?location=jackson,ms;range=50

*The King's Speech* was a fabulous movie.  I'd highly recommend it.

We just watched _Monster Camp_   It's about NERO in Seattle and live-action RPGs. I like documentaries and my husband indulged me last night.  Facinating and just a little sad.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on January 27, 2011, 07:39:45 PM

This evening I watched "In the Shadow of the Moon", a great documentary by Ron Howard about the Apollo Project.

I love one of Alan Bean's lines, about conspiracy theorists: "Nine times. Nine times we went to the Moon. Why would we fake it NINE TIMES?" :D

Ron Howard has serious skills behind the camera.

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Alpo on January 30, 2011, 06:02:48 PM
Just saw Gran Torino. Awesome movie. It gives pretty rough picture of American society. Is it really like that or was it completely exaggerated?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Cognomen on January 30, 2011, 06:35:03 PM
Just saw Gran Torino. Awesome movie. It gives pretty rough picture of American society. Is it really like that or was it completely exaggerated?

It really depends, and this movie certainly highlights some of the nastier and most violent aspects of society.  That said, I have experienced neighborhoods remarkably similar to the one portrayed, complete with Hmong gangs.  8)  Completely exaggerated?  Unfortunately not.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Alpo on January 30, 2011, 07:06:56 PM
Completely exaggerated?  Unfortunately not.

  :-\

Having been born into more peaceful part of the World that sound just unbelievable. I heard a while ago that some Mexican exchange student was a little suprised that during his stay in Finland she didn't notice any shooting anywhere. I laughed when I heard that but after seeing this movie it doesn't sound so funny anymore.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shlomlokh on February 03, 2011, 12:51:37 AM
Just saw Tonari no Totoro or My Neighbor Totoro at the advice of my entire Japanese class. I was pretty impressed. For a movie that was done in the '80s, it looked like it was made recently. Are any of Miyazaki's other movies worth watching? If they're as good as Totoro was I want to check them out. :D

In Christ,
Andrew
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on February 03, 2011, 07:49:46 AM
Just saw Tonari no Totoro or My Neighbor Totoro at the advice of my entire Japanese class. I was pretty impressed. For a movie that was done in the '80s, it looked like it was made recently. Are any of Miyazaki's other movies worth watching? If they're as good as Totoro was I want to check them out. :D

I tend to be rather skeptical of anime but Miyazaki's stuff is always worth watching. My personal favorites are Princess Mononoke and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: theistgal on February 03, 2011, 04:54:23 PM
I'm watching "Groundhog Day" ... again ...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on February 03, 2011, 07:37:21 PM
I'm watching "Groundhog Day" ... again ...

LOL ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shlomlokh on February 03, 2011, 08:55:14 PM
Just saw Tonari no Totoro or My Neighbor Totoro at the advice of my entire Japanese class. I was pretty impressed. For a movie that was done in the '80s, it looked like it was made recently. Are any of Miyazaki's other movies worth watching? If they're as good as Totoro was I want to check them out. :D

I tend to be rather skeptical of anime but Miyazaki's stuff is always worth watching. My personal favorites are Princess Mononoke and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
Oh I am skeptical of it as well, but I was impressed with Totoro. I'll have to check out those others. :)

In Christ,
Andre
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ozgeorge on February 03, 2011, 09:30:09 PM
Moartea domnului Lăzărescu ("The Death of Mr. Lazarescu")

A brilliant Romanian tragic-comedy about a retired, cranky Engineer who dies as a result of Kafkaesque medical beurocracy and the social alienation we all live in today.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PrincessMommy on February 04, 2011, 09:24:40 AM
Moartea domnului Lăzărescu ("The Death of Mr. Lazarescu")

A brilliant Romanian tragic-comedy about a retired, cranky Engineer who dies as a result of Kafkaesque medical beurocracy and the social alienation we all live in today.

Sounds like my kind of movie!  Thanks.  I've added it to my instant streaming to watch later.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 04, 2011, 11:15:57 AM
I saw The Rite.  It reminded me why I love Anthony Hopkins as an actor.  It is also a great story.  From a Christian perspective, it is one of the few exorcism movies worth watching.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: genesisone on February 17, 2011, 12:05:35 PM
Last night I saw Doctor Zhivago again for the umpteenth time. But last evening, it was on the big screen in HD. (only $5 admission to each film in a classics series) The colours and detail were amazing - I watched the lack of continuity  :) in the stubble on the faces of Omar Sharif and Ralph Richardson during the train journey to the east. I noticed the icons. A surprising one was St Nicholas (?) in Lara's post-revolutionary apartment in Yuriatin (sp?). It seemed odd that it was there especially as Katya was calling the Tsar an "enemy of the people". Great fun. Though I may have annoyed my wife by my speaking many lines before they were heard from the characters :D.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 18, 2011, 02:13:09 AM
Last night I saw Doctor Zhivago again for the umpteenth time. But last evening, it was on the big screen in HD. (only $5 admission to each film in a classics series) The colours and detail were amazing - I watched the lack of continuity  :) in the stubble on the faces of Omar Sharif and Ralph Richardson during the train journey to the east. I noticed the icons. A surprising one was St Nicholas (?) in Lara's post-revolutionary apartment in Yuriatin (sp?). It seemed odd that it was there especially as Katya was calling the Tsar an "enemy of the people". Great fun. Though I may have annoyed my wife by my speaking many lines before they were heard from the characters :D.

What a wonderful movie!

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 18, 2011, 02:16:23 AM
I saw The Rite.  It reminded me why I love Anthony Hopkins as an actor.  It is also a great story.  From a Christian perspective, it is one of the few exorcism movies worth watching.

The movie was much better than the reviews it received! I wish it would have left the sensationalism out and stayed strictly to the book however; reality is far more frightening than fantasy. But considering this is Hollywood, I  thought the movie was well done. I do highly recommend reading the book.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Aidan on February 18, 2011, 04:46:07 AM
Off to see True Grit tonight with some of my family.

I've seen the John Wayne version several times and, when I got to read the book could hear his voice whenever 'Rooster' Coburn is speaking. However they left out some of the discussion about church membership found in the book.

Opinions please
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 18, 2011, 07:13:43 AM
I've been watching a lot of movies lately. Here are some that are worth mentioning:

Catfish
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810129583/info

Half Nelson
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808746892/details

(^ I stumbled upon both of these at Blockbuster and was very pleasantly surprised. "Half Nelson" was a terrific movie, although I didn't quite understand the title. "Catfish" was also very good, but I can't say too much about it without giving it away. Rent them both!)




Two of Anthony Hopkins's best films that went largely unnoticed:

The World's Fastest Indian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bu9dGRQvJY

Hearts in Atlantis
http://www.blockbuster.com/browse/catalog/movie/trailer/197012




Bird (Saw this one on cable recently, and I will always remember when I first saw it in the theater. Excellent movie directed by Clint Eastwood, who is an excellent director.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800036823/info


The King's Speech (I have to say that I was a bit disappointed by this one. It's very good, but not nearly as good as the hype it received. Had it been an underrated film, I think I would give it much more credit; but it was praised so highly that I left disappointed. But it is a generally good film.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810124453/info


Black Swan (One of the worst mistakes I ever made was taking my wife to see this movie. Even if I had seen this alone, I would have forever regretted it. A terrible movie with absolutely no redemptive value whatsoever.)


The Rite (This movie was much better than I expected it to be, since the reveiws were tepid. But it was well worth watching. I do wish it would have stayed closer to the book, but it didn't deviate to a ridiculous extreme. But by all means, read the book! Reality is far more frightening than fiction!)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810161312/info


Marley and Me (Rented this one that I'd seen before, and bawled like a baby- AGAIN! This really is a great movie, and it stirred my emotions as much as it did the first time I saw it.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809995057/info


The Stone Reader (This is a fascinating documentary that will appeal to anyone who is a book lover. Very intriguing. A real life mystery full of human drama.)
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/stone_reader/


In the Shadow of the Moon  (I still don't know whether or not anyone has really walked on the moon, but this movie is very convincing. Either way, this is a fascinating documentary that does not disappoint.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809812693/info


Nixon (Anthony Hopkins was excellent as usual, and this movie was remarkably balanced for an Oliver Stone directed film. Of course it was still a hatchet job, but at least Hopkins portrayed Nixon as a true human being rather than a mere caricature.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800252071/info


Frost Nixon (A laughable film that is entertaining nonetheless.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809928835/info


OK, so you can see that I've been watching WAY too many movies lately. But at least 95% of them were worth watching. I hope you get to check some of these out for yourself. :)


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on February 18, 2011, 11:36:16 AM

Black Swan (One of the worst mistakes I ever made was taking my wife to see this movie. Even if I had seen this alone, I would have forever regretted it. A terrible movie with absolutely no redemptive value whatsoever.)


What didn't you like about it?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Aidan on February 18, 2011, 06:11:24 PM
Off to see True Grit tonight with some of my family.

I've seen the John Wayne version several times and, when I got to read the book could hear his voice whenever 'Rooster' Coburn is speaking. However they left out some of the discussion about church membership found in the book.

Opinions please
[/quote
Well I was slightly disappointed. The book and the John Wayne film used language wonderfully. I'm guessing that some people would have spoken in that odd, stilted way. The latest film underplays that I feel.

Also, as with no Country for Old Menthe Coen brothers have slightly messed with the book. Unnecessarily I think.


It's a decent western worth seeing but as much as I like Bridges I don't think this is Oscarworthy.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 18, 2011, 11:28:46 PM

Black Swan (One of the worst mistakes I ever made was taking my wife to see this movie. Even if I had seen this alone, I would have forever regretted it. A terrible movie with absolutely no redemptive value whatsoever.)


What didn't you like about it?

It was shock value simply for the sake of shock value. Gratuitous sex and violence throughout. Extremely disturbing, but not in a good way. One of those movies that made me feel like I needed to run my brain through a car wash afterwards.

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on February 19, 2011, 07:47:45 AM

Black Swan (One of the worst mistakes I ever made was taking my wife to see this movie. Even if I had seen this alone, I would have forever regretted it. A terrible movie with absolutely no redemptive value whatsoever.)


What didn't you like about it?

It was shock value simply for the sake of shock value. Gratuitous sex and violence throughout. Extremely disturbing, but not in a good way. One of those movies that made me feel like I needed to run my brain through a car wash afterwards.

Selam



I totally agree, and I can tolerate violent films very well, I'm a huge Tarantino fan. It was very uncomfortable and disturbing. Brilliant acting though.
 
I cannot wait for the Rite to  hit Australia.

The last film I saw was the Russell Crowe one the Last Three Days. It was not brilliant, but it left you believing in the saying  to the effect 'better to let 10 guilty people go free than find an innocent person guilty.'












Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ortho_cat on February 21, 2011, 04:35:32 PM
I saw "Unknown" this weekend. Pretty good!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on February 21, 2011, 07:16:37 PM
Haven't seen it yet: Of Gods and Men (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/of_gods_and_men/).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on February 21, 2011, 07:31:33 PM
The Mission
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 21, 2011, 08:00:29 PM
The Mission


A classic.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: genesisone on February 21, 2011, 08:09:57 PM
The Mission
I spent three years in Paraguay in the 1980s. It does reflect the stories I was told there. It's one of my favourite movies (Iguazú Falls cannot be photographed poorly!). I did visit the falls several times, and did visit some Jesuit ruins. At that time, restoration was just beginning, though I understand a lot of work has been done on them in the last twenty years.

The movie does have its shortcomings. The local natives are not speaking Guaraní; I didn't learn to speak it well, but I did reach the point of getting the main point of a conversation. Also, one major hole in the story: the missionaries had an arduous journey upstream to reach their mission, but the Archbishop comes gliding in peacefully on a barge.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: MyMapleStory on February 22, 2011, 06:11:35 PM
Don't watch many movies but I did watch animal farm, A buetiful mind and Watership down. All of them were great movies, though watership down was quite disturbing.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 22, 2011, 11:19:50 PM
I saw The Rite.  It reminded me why I love Anthony Hopkins as an actor.  It is also a great story.  From a Christian perspective, it is one of the few exorcism movies worth watching.

The movie was much better than the reviews it received! I wish it would have left the sensationalism out and stayed strictly to the book however; reality is far more frightening than fantasy. But considering this is Hollywood, I  thought the movie was well done. I do highly recommend reading the book.

Selam

I might have to take you up on this recommendation. 


Also, I just got done watching Platoon for the first time, start to finish.  Next up Hamburger Hill.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 23, 2011, 12:23:37 AM
I saw The Rite.  It reminded me why I love Anthony Hopkins as an actor.  It is also a great story.  From a Christian perspective, it is one of the few exorcism movies worth watching.

The movie was much better than the reviews it received! I wish it would have left the sensationalism out and stayed strictly to the book however; reality is far more frightening than fantasy. But considering this is Hollywood, I  thought the movie was well done. I do highly recommend reading the book.

Selam

I might have to take you up on this recommendation.  


Also, I just got done watching Platoon for the first time, start to finish.  Next up Hamburger Hill.

Platoon was a good movie. I'd skip Hamburger Hill though. As far as movies about Vietnam, I think The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now are by far the best. The Killing Fieds was also well done. But I can't watch these things anymore.

Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 23, 2011, 12:12:40 PM
I saw The Rite.  It reminded me why I love Anthony Hopkins as an actor.  It is also a great story.  From a Christian perspective, it is one of the few exorcism movies worth watching.

The movie was much better than the reviews it received! I wish it would have left the sensationalism out and stayed strictly to the book however; reality is far more frightening than fantasy. But considering this is Hollywood, I  thought the movie was well done. I do highly recommend reading the book.

Selam

I might have to take you up on this recommendation.  


Also, I just got done watching Platoon for the first time, start to finish.  Next up Hamburger Hill.

Platoon was a good movie. I'd skip Hamburger Hill though. As far as movies about Vietnam, I think The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now are by far the best. The Killing Fieds was also well done. But I can't watch these things anymore.

Selam

I have only seen snippets of The Deer Hunter so it might have to make it's way onto my VN list.  I have seen most of Apocalypse Now but I really didn't enjoy it, other than Ride of the Valkyries and 'Charlie don't surf'.  I don't think it was quite as good as FMJ or Platoon as far as movies-with-messages go, and for straight-up war movies, nothing beats The Siege of Firebase Gloria.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on February 25, 2011, 11:26:53 PM
I'm thinking about watching the Truman Show tonight. Anything I should know before getting into it?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on February 25, 2011, 11:33:05 PM
Apocalypse Now FTW, please skip the Redux version of it...ruined the film.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 25, 2011, 11:51:03 PM
I saw The Rite.  It reminded me why I love Anthony Hopkins as an actor.  It is also a great story.  From a Christian perspective, it is one of the few exorcism movies worth watching.

The movie was much better than the reviews it received! I wish it would have left the sensationalism out and stayed strictly to the book however; reality is far more frightening than fantasy. But considering this is Hollywood, I  thought the movie was well done. I do highly recommend reading the book.

Selam

I might have to take you up on this recommendation.  


Also, I just got done watching Platoon for the first time, start to finish.  Next up Hamburger Hill.

Platoon was a good movie. I'd skip Hamburger Hill though. As far as movies about Vietnam, I think The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now are by far the best. The Killing Fieds was also well done. But I can't watch these things anymore.

Selam

Full Metal Jacket FTW.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 25, 2011, 11:51:38 PM
I'm thinking about watching the Truman Show tonight. Anything I should know before getting into it?

Don't.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on February 25, 2011, 11:52:42 PM
FMJ is overrated, only the boot camp scene is good with Vincent D'Onfornio.

Kubrick has done way better and was capable of so much more.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 25, 2011, 11:54:24 PM
Apocalypse Now FTW, please skip the Redux version of it...ruined the film.

Over-rated. The documentary about it Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse film primarily is actually be a more engaging piece of film making.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 25, 2011, 11:58:27 PM
FMJ is overrated, only the boot camp scene is good with Vincent D'Onfornio.

Kubrick has done way better and was capable of so much more.

Your lauding of The Mission pretty much disqualifies your taste as any decent barometer of quality of film and movies.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on February 26, 2011, 12:01:06 AM
FMJ is overrated, only the boot camp scene is good with Vincent D'Onfornio.

Kubrick has done way better and was capable of so much more.

Your lauding of The Mission pretty much disqualifies your taste as any decent barometer of quality of film and movies.

I actually didn't laud the film. The thread asked "What movies are you watching?" and I was watching it at the time.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on February 26, 2011, 12:01:37 AM
Apocalypse Now FTW, please skip the Redux version of it...ruined the film.

Over-rated. The documentary about it Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse film primarily is actually be a more engaging piece of film making.



HoD is a good doc, but Apocalypse Now as overrated? No.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 26, 2011, 12:09:10 AM
FMJ is overrated, only the boot camp scene is good with Vincent D'Onfornio.

Kubrick has done way better and was capable of so much more.

Your lauding of The Mission pretty much disqualifies your taste as any decent barometer of quality of film and movies.

I actually didn't laud the film. The thread asked "What movies are you watching?" and I was watching it at the time.



When did facts get in the way of internets?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on February 26, 2011, 12:09:32 AM
I'm thinking about watching the Truman Show tonight. Anything I should know before getting into it?

Don't.
Any particular reason for that?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on February 26, 2011, 12:11:03 AM
FMJ is overrated, only the boot camp scene is good with Vincent D'Onfornio.

Kubrick has done way better and was capable of so much more.

Your lauding of The Mission pretty much disqualifies your taste as any decent barometer of quality of film and movies.

I actually didn't laud the film. The thread asked "What movies are you watching?" and I was watching it at the time.



When did facts get in the way of internets?
So how could I qualify the Mission as a bad movie if I never saw it before? Your logic fails.

BTW Ennio Morricone's score was fantastic.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 26, 2011, 12:14:40 AM
I'm thinking about watching the Truman Show tonight. Anything I should know before getting into it?

Don't.
Any particular reason for that?

Terrible film. *shrug* From the acting to the "moral" of the story. Worn out and dated before production and derivative.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 26, 2011, 12:15:34 AM
FMJ is overrated, only the boot camp scene is good with Vincent D'Onfornio.

Kubrick has done way better and was capable of so much more.

Your lauding of The Mission pretty much disqualifies your taste as any decent barometer of quality of film and movies.

I actually didn't laud the film. The thread asked "What movies are you watching?" and I was watching it at the time.



When did facts get in the way of internets?
So how could I qualify the Mission as a bad movie if I never saw it before? Your logic fails.

BTW Ennio Morricone's score was fantastic.

Do you possess a scintilla of a sense of humor?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on February 26, 2011, 12:18:18 AM
FMJ is overrated, only the boot camp scene is good with Vincent D'Onfornio.

Kubrick has done way better and was capable of so much more.

Your lauding of The Mission pretty much disqualifies your taste as any decent barometer of quality of film and movies.

I actually didn't laud the film. The thread asked "What movies are you watching?" and I was watching it at the time.



When did facts get in the way of internets?
So how could I qualify the Mission as a bad movie if I never saw it before? Your logic fails.

BTW Ennio Morricone's score was fantastic.

Do you possess a scintilla of a sense of humor?
Damage control?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on February 26, 2011, 12:19:43 AM
I'm thinking about watching the Truman Show tonight. Anything I should know before getting into it?

Don't.
Any particular reason for that?

Terrible film. *shrug* From the acting to the "moral" of the story. Worn out and dated before production and derivative.


Hm. I known a lot of people who have liked it, and the download is almost finished, so I guess I'll make a judgement and post it here.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on February 26, 2011, 12:23:36 AM
I'm thinking about watching the Truman Show tonight. Anything I should know before getting into it?

Don't.
Any particular reason for that?

Terrible film. *shrug* From the acting to the "moral" of the story. Worn out and dated before production and derivative.


Hm. I known a lot of people who have liked it, and the download is almost finished, so I guess I'll make a judgement and post it here.

If you are interested in the broad theme it attempts to address, which you could basically garner in a better manner from America's Top Model, I highly recommend Synecdoche, New York.

Charlie Kaufmann is one of the America's greatest screenwriters and if not the best. He directs this one and gets a bit carried away, but a powerful meditation on the relationship of "art" and the intersection with "life" among other themes.

 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on February 26, 2011, 12:29:45 AM
Synecdoche, New York is excellent.
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Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on February 26, 2011, 12:30:22 AM
Moon
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Post by: That person on February 26, 2011, 12:34:21 AM
I'm thinking about watching the Truman Show tonight. Anything I should know before getting into it?

Don't.
Any particular reason for that?

Terrible film. *shrug* From the acting to the "moral" of the story. Worn out and dated before production and derivative.


Hm. I known a lot of people who have liked it, and the download is almost finished, so I guess I'll make a judgement and post it here.

If you are interested in the broad theme it attempts to address, which you could basically garner in a better manner from America's Top Model, I highly recommend Synecdoche, New York.

Charlie Kaufmann is one of the America's greatest screenwriters and if not the best. He directs this one and gets a bit carried away, but a powerful meditation on the relationship of "art" and the intersection with "life" among other themes.

 
I'll check that out some time. :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 26, 2011, 01:08:57 AM
FMJ is overrated, only the boot camp scene is good with Vincent D'Onfornio.

Kubrick has done way better and was capable of so much more.


Yeah, I agree with you.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on February 26, 2011, 03:07:09 PM
Really?  Everyone thinks FMJ is overrated?  I just watched it again last night (from after boot camp to the sniper part when I stopped) and I still love the Battle for Hue City, a battle that is often overlooked.  Vietnam wasn't just all humping through the jungle.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on February 26, 2011, 05:17:23 PM
All 3 Jurassic Parks, all 3 LOTR, and all 3 GOAL movies.

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Post by: henrikhankhagnell on March 01, 2011, 07:15:38 PM
"of gods and men". it is a great mvoie. it is aviable online.
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Post by: JimCBrooklyn on March 01, 2011, 07:20:19 PM
FMJ is overrated, only the boot camp scene is good with Vincent D'Onfornio.

Kubrick has done way better and was capable of so much more.
Here, here.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on March 01, 2011, 08:55:14 PM
The Band's Visit:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1032856/
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on March 04, 2011, 07:58:30 PM
Latest film I watched was "The Reader", with Kate Winslet, Ralph Feinnes and David Kross. Absolutely obsessed with this film - (and I'm sure it has nothing to do with the sex scenes and the male nudity. :laugh: Anyway, there's a warning for anyone who might be interested in seeing this film and can't cope with that sort of thing.  :police:) The story is incredibly moving. The basic theme, I believe, being that it's not only monsters who did (think, the Holocaust) or do monstrous things. Wishing to dig deeper into the characters, I've ordered the book.
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Post by: henrikhankhagnell on March 04, 2011, 10:03:58 PM
Brither sun, Sister moon about St Francis (maybe not 100 % based on history). 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on March 05, 2011, 12:19:35 AM
Latest film I watched was "The Reader", with Kate Winslet, Ralph Feinnes and David Kross. Absolutely obsessed with this film - (and I'm sure it has nothing to do with the sex scenes and the male nudity. :laugh: Anyway, there's a warning for anyone who might be interested in seeing this film and can't cope with that sort of thing.  :police:) The story is incredibly moving. The basic theme, I believe, being that it's not only monsters who did (think, the Holocaust) or do monstrous things. Wishing to dig deeper into the characters, I've ordered the book.

Der Vorleser is a terrific novel. I wanted to hated, but it was really moving and touching and complex.

Not sure I want to see the movie adaptation . . .
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on March 05, 2011, 01:09:46 AM
Latest film I watched was "The Reader", with Kate Winslet, Ralph Feinnes and David Kross. Absolutely obsessed with this film - (and I'm sure it has nothing to do with the sex scenes and the male nudity. :laugh: Anyway, there's a warning for anyone who might be interested in seeing this film and can't cope with that sort of thing.  :police:) The story is incredibly moving. The basic theme, I believe, being that it's not only monsters who did (think, the Holocaust) or do monstrous things. Wishing to dig deeper into the characters, I've ordered the book.


Yes, I liked the movie too.



Selam
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on March 05, 2011, 01:13:40 AM
I rented Ghost Dog the other night. One of the most unique movies I've ever seen. Forest Whitaker was excellent as usual (what an underrated actor he is!). Made me wish I had watched it a long time ago, but it was cool to be so pleasantly surprised. Beautifully directed.

(Disclaimer: might want to save this one for after Lent. It does have some strong profanity and violence.)


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on March 05, 2011, 01:17:49 AM
I rented Ghost Dog the other night. One of the most unique movies I've ever seen. Forest Whitaker was excellent as usual (what an underrated actor he is!). Made me wish I had watched it a long time ago, but it was cool to be so pleasantly surprised. Beautifully directed.

(Disclaimer: might want to save this one for after Lent. It does have some strong profanity and violence.)


Selam

Jim Jarmusch rules. Great soundtrack by the RZA, great character acting. And Whitaker as usual is amazing.

If you are a true head and serious Japanese (edit: film) samurai nerd, not to be missed.

Awesome stuff. Kick back and vibe film.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: ImperfectRose on March 05, 2011, 01:26:39 AM
Last film I watched was Titanic. :D
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Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on March 05, 2011, 01:31:27 AM
Brazil
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on March 23, 2011, 01:51:29 AM
I saw The Rite.  It reminded me why I love Anthony Hopkins as an actor.  It is also a great story.  From a Christian perspective, it is one of the few exorcism movies worth watching.

The movie was much better than the reviews it received! I wish it would have left the sensationalism out and stayed strictly to the book however; reality is far more frightening than fantasy. But considering this is Hollywood, I  thought the movie was well done. I do highly recommend reading the book.

Selam

I might have to take you up on this recommendation.  


Hi

I saw the Rite last night, it left some gaping questions a long the lines of the how and why's of possession. Rosaria's plight really troubled me.
Does the book go more into depth/explanations?

I might have to take you up on this recommendation.  


Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on March 23, 2011, 01:58:57 AM
Not sure why my quesry came up in quotes :-[

This is what I wanted to say in relation to the Rite



Hi

I saw the Rite last night, it left some gaping questions a long the lines of the how and why's of possession. Rosaria's plight really troubled me.
Does the book go more into depth/explanations?

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on March 23, 2011, 03:07:34 AM
Not sure why my quesry came up in quotes :-[

This is what I wanted to say in relation to the Rite



Hi

I saw the Rite last night, it left some gaping questions a long the lines of the how and why's of possession. Rosaria's plight really troubled me.
Does the book go more into depth/explanations?



Yes, the book goes into much more detail. Also, the Priest does not become possessed in the book. I think more information on exorcism and possession should be written from an Orthodox perspective. Most of what is out there is either Catholic or Charismatic Evangelical. I am skeptical of the idea that many exorcisms may need to be performed before a person is delivered. It seems that in the Bible demons were cast out immediately by Jesus and the Apostles. Of course, a person needs to be repentant and cooperate with their free will.

Selam
 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on March 23, 2011, 03:40:53 AM
Thank you,

Will buy the book, Yes pity there is not more from the Orthodox perspective. The movie seeemed unbelievable, I thought the innocent characters in the film would have been protected.


Not sure why my quesry came up in quotes :-[

This is what I wanted to say in relation to the Rite



Hi

I saw the Rite last night, it left some gaping questions a long the lines of the how and why's of possession. Rosaria's plight really troubled me.
Does the book go more into depth/explanations?



Yes, the book goes into much more detail. Also, the Priest does not become possessed in the book. I think more information on exorcism and possession should be written from an Orthodox perspective. Most of what is out there is either Catholic or Charismatic Evangelical. I am skeptical of the idea that many exorcisms may need to be performed before a person is delivered. It seems that in the Bible demons were cast out immediately by Jesus and the Apostles. Of course, a person needs to be repentant and cooperate with their free will.

Selam
 

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on March 24, 2011, 11:03:24 AM
Outland (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082869/)
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Post by: IsmiLiora on March 24, 2011, 08:04:03 PM
Defiance.

I NEVER got Daniel Craig until this movie.  :o [fanning myself] Oh dear! (Probably because men with Eastern European accents > men with British accents. In my book, anyway.  ;D)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: minasoliman on March 24, 2011, 08:13:28 PM
127 hours...pretty good
Band of Brothers (finished watching the first one...saw IMDB give it such an amazing rating, had to watch it)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: minasoliman on March 31, 2011, 01:20:53 AM
Highly recommend Temple Grandin....awesome insight into autistic peoples and their behaviors
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on March 31, 2011, 05:09:03 PM
This week, I have watched "Hereafter", a storyline which zeroes in on three people, who have been touched by death in different ways, and "Bright Star", a drama based on the romance, which lasted three years before his death, between John Keats and Fanny Brawne. Beautifully filmed, I thought.

Two films, very different, but I found the characters in both to be fascinating, and the acting superb.

The third film I watched was "Age of the Dragon", a fairly lightweight fantasy based on "Moby Dick". Danny Glover's overacting, as Mad Captain Ahab in search of revenege against the great White Dragon that left him scarred for life, was irritating, but otherwise it was reasonably watchable.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Robb on March 31, 2011, 05:10:20 PM
The Tudors
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: LizaSymonenko on March 31, 2011, 05:10:52 PM
It's Lent....no movies!   ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CBGardner on March 31, 2011, 07:11:32 PM
Just watched Extract. Stars Jason Bateman and I'm a fan of anything he does. Ben Affleck is also surprisingly hilarious in it, but I'm hesitant to recommend.

And I saw Megamind this week which I loved! Always a Tina Fey fan, but Mr. Ferrell rocked this one and really carried the whole thing.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 31, 2011, 07:31:40 PM
It's Lent....no movies!   ;)

How do you get to sleep without a good horror flick going?  ???
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on March 31, 2011, 07:49:11 PM
^^  :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 03, 2011, 06:20:54 PM
Every week I've been watching both Willy Wonka movies. Or, as my daughters call him, Willy Wonko. They insist on watching those movies over and over. And over. And over. Argh!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on April 03, 2011, 10:40:03 PM
Every week I've been watching both Willy Wonka movies. Or, as my daughters call him, Willy Wonko. They insist on watching those movies over and over. And over. And over. Argh!

The Gene Wilder one is sooo good, eventhough it deviated away from the book.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on April 04, 2011, 01:58:45 PM
Forbidden Planet. 

I haven't watched it in quite some time, but it was mentioned a bunch of times on Castle last week... So I couldn't resist.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on April 04, 2011, 07:27:24 PM
Every week I've been watching both Willy Wonka movies. Or, as my daughters call him, Willy Wonko. They insist on watching those movies over and over. And over. And over. Argh!

That would be my idea of hell!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 23, 2011, 09:11:22 PM
I'm currently watching a TV show on the Pope/Vatican. I've been watching pseudo-historical stuff all day on natgeo, history, etc. Some interesting stuff amongst all the bs. And, I never thought I'd see the pope just chillin' in a chair watching TV in his living room :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on April 24, 2011, 09:48:45 AM
Saw the adjustment bureau, not really sure what to say ???
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on April 24, 2011, 12:24:28 PM
One of the local evangelist stations has been repeatedly showing The Passion of the Christ.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on April 24, 2011, 01:02:53 PM
One of the local evangelist stations has been repeatedly showing The Passion of the Christ.
How much did they edit it to comply with FCC regulations?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: mike on April 24, 2011, 02:37:31 PM
I'm currently watching a TV show on the Pope/Vatican. I've been watching pseudo-historical stuff all day on natgeo, history, etc. Some interesting stuff amongst all the bs. And, I never thought I'd see the pope just chillin' in a chair watching TV in his living room :)

Angels and Demons?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 24, 2011, 02:46:36 PM
I'm currently watching a TV show on the Pope/Vatican. I've been watching pseudo-historical stuff all day on natgeo, history, etc. Some interesting stuff amongst all the bs. And, I never thought I'd see the pope just chillin' in a chair watching TV in his living room :)

Angels and Demons?

I wouldn't consider the pope either of those, no  ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: mike on April 24, 2011, 02:51:20 PM
I'm currently watching a TV show on the Pope/Vatican. I've been watching pseudo-historical stuff all day on natgeo, history, etc. Some interesting stuff amongst all the bs. And, I never thought I'd see the pope just chillin' in a chair watching TV in his living room :)

Angels and Demons?

I wouldn't consider the pope either of those, no  ;D

No, I meant a film with our co-believer Tom H.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 24, 2011, 02:57:42 PM
Oh, nope, mostly just your typical stuff with Bart Ehrman, Crossan, etc.  I don't mind listening to/watching that Kirsti Copeland though...  :angel:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gkterra on April 24, 2011, 03:58:40 PM
I'm currently watching a TV show on the Pope/Vatican. I've been watching pseudo-historical stuff all day on natgeo, history, etc. Some interesting stuff amongst all the bs. And, I never thought I'd see the pope just chillin' in a chair watching TV in his living room :)

Angels and Demons?

Actually I think he was watching the same thing I was on history channel, it was called secret access: The Vatican http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1880322/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1880322/)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jharek Carnelian on April 24, 2011, 04:06:38 PM
Lion of the Desert - a movie about the Libyan resistance to the Italians invading their country that focuses on Omar Mukthar.

Jonah Hex - this was a mistake, a big mistake, a tragic mistake. Much like the picture itself.

Fahrenheit 451. As I like Ray Bradbury a lot.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: dzheremi on April 25, 2011, 05:45:16 AM
Been on a foreign film kick for the past...13 years or so, so for me it's "Ajami" (honestly it only caught my eye because the director's name is Scandar Copti; yeah, I know, I'm lame), "Under the Bombs", and "The Counterfeiters", from Palestine, Lebanon, and Germany (respectively). I'd seen the German film in theaters and liked it quite a bit (still do, apparently). Of the two Arabphone films, I'd prefer "Under the Bombs", but I have a request of filmmakers who deal with this part of the world: Can you please stop treating any story that has Christian and Muslim characters interacting like it's some sort amazingly special achievement? It's embarrassing. "He's a Christian...She's a Shi'ite...and he's driving her around in his taxi because she pays him to do that! Because that's his JOB! Watch as she does not signal Al-Qaeda with the some sort of terrorist 'bat signal' to come kill him. What a groundbreaking film this is!"

Oh, and a subrequest: Stop making us all look like miserable people. Of course the Christian guy has a love scene (and I'm not calling it that because his cab is adorned with a "just married" sign at any point)...why wouldn't he? And of COURSE the Christian girl falls in love with a Muslim, pressures him to tell her father about them, and her father flips out because Christians are just so unfair and unenlightened about interfaith relationships! And it totally ruins the girl's life forever, because she could only ever love the Muslim guy! Now she'll never be complete! Wah wah wah. Why did I have to be born a Christian?  ::)

يا رب، ارحمني، المشاهد
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on April 25, 2011, 11:38:01 AM
^ How did you like The Counterfeiters? I thought it was great, but pretty long! I'm glad that I saw the movie, though.


Just watched Out of the Ashes a few days ago and I was SO unimpressed. Bad, over exaggerated European accents, obvious Holocaust-on-a-Hollywood-set, bad script, etc. I can't believe it got such high ratings on Amazon.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: dzheremi on April 25, 2011, 01:07:40 PM
Yeah, I really liked the Counterfeiters. I don't feel that it was long.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on April 25, 2011, 01:09:32 PM
I don't have much of an attention span, admittedly. My friends call me the "TV girl" because I can watch 4 1-hr episodes (or more) in a row, but I can't sit through a 2 hour movie without getting antsy. Not sure why that is.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on April 29, 2011, 06:48:33 PM
The Jurassic Park Trilogy, both Star Wars Trilogies, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and Australia
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 02, 2011, 06:13:08 AM
Currently watching The Goonies  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 09, 2011, 04:46:50 PM
Of Gods and Men

While I typically don't get much into to films with a relatively strong "moral" to them and thought this film would be especially didactic, I was pleasantly surprised.

The acting is very well done. When much of the film revolves around men who have taken a limited vow of silence, the quality of acting has to really stand out. The main character of the film, Christian, is portrayed with incredible nuance.

I won't recount the plot; it is easy enough to google. In spite of a story pretty much made to make a singular point, the film maintained a relative complexity--again relative.

In the hands of another director or set of actors, the film could have easily amounted to sentimental schlock. Instead it raises the question of what a Christian response would be in the face of a impossibly tragic situation and shows the hope of how Christianity can in quiet and through example bring communities outside of Christianity to flourish and live in peace and mutual respect.

Perhaps I was drawn in by cheap story-telling. Everyone else let me know.

Not a tear jerker. Full on weeping. Heart-wrenching film.

In terms of watching it with family, a view scenes of graphic but ungratuitous violence. Appropriate in my opinion for most kids age 12 or older.



Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 09, 2011, 04:47:25 PM
The Jurassic Park Trilogy, both Star Wars Trilogies, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and Australia

You have lost all my respect for you.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on May 09, 2011, 04:55:46 PM
I saw Fast Five.  It was pretty horrible but "The Rock" is one of my guilty pleasures.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on May 15, 2011, 10:40:47 AM


Fahrenheit 451. As I like Ray Bradbury a lot.

What a flash back, studied this book for my HSC 20 years ago,its kind of what got me fascinated with the myth of the Phoenix ,  I like Ray Bradbury too,  might read Dandelion wine again soon......

Just saw Water for Elephants, I liked the movie but wish there was a little more warning about the treatment of animals  :'(
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jharek Carnelian on May 15, 2011, 12:43:40 PM
Hilariously I remember reading an article by Ray where he pointed out how over the years Fahrenheit 451 was censored in different ways by a variety of publishers. Er what happens to the animals in 'Water for Elephants', my wife wants to see this but I know if it involves cruelty to animas she may find it upsetting.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on May 15, 2011, 12:57:58 PM
I saw Fast Five.  It was pretty horrible but "The Rock" is one of my guilty pleasures.

I'll probably see it, too. I've seen the first three.  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 15, 2011, 01:03:40 PM
Evil Dead 2

(http://hotwallpaper.co.cc/images/wallpapers/11141084/ash/evil-dead-2-crazy-ash-27.jpg)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on May 15, 2011, 02:09:52 PM
I saw Fast Five.  It was pretty horrible but "The Rock" is one of my guilty pleasures.
I caught the end of the Walking Tall remake on TV. The ratio of rounds fired to lives lost seemed off for some reason, but it made for an exciting picture.

I also caught Mrs. Doubtfire on PBS. It was my first time seeing it since I was a little kid, and I enjoyed it rather immensely.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on May 15, 2011, 03:02:03 PM
Evil Dead 2

(http://hotwallpaper.co.cc/images/wallpapers/11141084/ash/evil-dead-2-crazy-ash-27.jpg)

"Who's laughing now?  Who's!  Laughing!  Now?!"

Just recently saw "Thor".  I wouldn't nominate it for the Best Picture Oscar but it was an enjoyable popcorn movie.  The actors involved all did an excellent job and the movie of course just whets my appetite for a Joss Whedon directed Avengers next year.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 15, 2011, 09:46:57 PM
Love pretty much everything Whedon. No way I would see Thor. If I wanted to see an overwrought and played out take on Norse mythology, I would not have blown off the Met simulcast of Die Walkuere yesterday.

Sorry Rick, but I just wasn't emotionally up to it.

Man, you people watch some serious schlock.



Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 15, 2011, 09:58:23 PM
Man, you people watch some serious schlock.

??? You say that like it's a bad thing  ???
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on May 15, 2011, 10:01:02 PM
I rented a lot of anime that I need to get to.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on May 15, 2011, 10:10:07 PM
Love pretty much everything Whedon. No way I would see Thor. If I wanted to see an overwrought and played out take on Norse mythology, I would not have blown off the Met simulcast of Die Walkuere yesterday.

Sorry Rick, but I just wasn't emotionally up to it.

Man, you people watch some serious schlock.

I enjoy Joss Whedon but he is pretty much schlock too.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on May 15, 2011, 10:13:08 PM
Watched The Great Santini on tv last night. One of my all time favorite movies with one of my all time favorite actors- Robert Duvall. I cry every time I watch it. I'm such a sap. :'(


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 15, 2011, 10:15:45 PM
I only cry when I watch schlock like Gladiator... when he dies at the end... man, I just can't take it...  :'(
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on May 16, 2011, 12:19:53 AM
THOR  ;D  :D  ;)  :)  8)  :angel:  :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on May 16, 2011, 12:32:14 AM
I only cry when I watch schlock like Gladiator... when he dies at the end... man, I just can't take it...  :'(

Man, I cried the whole way through that movie.  Especially when the Germans were doing the chant from Zulu.  Vorwarts Kameraden, vorwarts!  Usuthu!!!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 16, 2011, 01:41:44 AM
Love pretty much everything Whedon. No way I would see Thor. If I wanted to see an overwrought and played out take on Norse mythology, I would not have blown off the Met simulcast of Die Walkuere yesterday.

Sorry Rick, but I just wasn't emotionally up to it.

Man, you people watch some serious schlock.

I enjoy Joss Whedon but he is pretty much schlock too.

This is blasphemous. This would take a thread to rival the filioque to settle.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on May 16, 2011, 05:49:53 AM
Hilariously I remember reading an article by Ray where he pointed out how over the years Fahrenheit 451 was censored in different ways by a variety of publishers. Er what happens to the animals in 'Water for Elephants', my wife wants to see this but I know if it involves cruelty to animas she may find it upsetting.

It depends how sensitive she is,  theres about 2 scenes that were very uncomfortable. It does not show anything too graphic but I still found the cruelty, implied and otherwise upsetting.

 Otherwise it is a good story/movie. The actors are really good the ringleader is an amazing actor, Reece was not annoying and the vampire can actually act.  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on May 16, 2011, 09:18:02 AM
Hilariously I remember reading an article by Ray where he pointed out how over the years Fahrenheit 451 was censored in different ways by a variety of publishers. Er what happens to the animals in 'Water for Elephants', my wife wants to see this but I know if it involves cruelty to animas she may find it upsetting.

It depends how sensitive she is,  theres about 2 scenes that were very uncomfortable. It does not show anything too graphic but I still found the cruelty, implied and otherwise upsetting.

 Otherwise it is a good story/movie. The actors are really good the ringleader is an amazing actor, Reece was not annoying and the vampire can actually act.  :)

That's why I haven't watched it yet.  If they are cruel to the elephants...I don't know if I would go Elvis on the screen or just sit there and bawl.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on May 16, 2011, 09:56:13 AM
Something schlock-y.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 16, 2011, 10:00:03 AM
What Stephen King said inaccurately about his own writing, I can say with complete accuracy about my entertainment choices: "It's schlock, but it's good schlock"  ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on May 16, 2011, 10:05:45 AM
What Stephen King said inaccurately about his own writing, I can say with complete accuracy about my entertainment choices: "It's schlock, but it's good schlock"  ;)
It's like "Friday." You're laughing and joking with everyone about it, but you also contributed 100 views to the video.

I am unashamed in my love for schlock, especially in a foreign language.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jharek Carnelian on May 16, 2011, 01:40:33 PM
Reminds me of an interview I read with a female comicbook writer who recounted that her English teacher asked her what she was reading and she gave him a list of classic novels and thought he'd be impressed, except he responded, 'No, no you need to read more rubbish on a regular basis'.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 17, 2011, 12:11:10 AM
What Stephen King said inaccurately about his own writing, I can say with complete accuracy about my entertainment choices: "It's schlock, but it's good schlock"  ;)
It's like "Friday." You're laughing and joking with everyone about it, but you also contributed 100 views to the video.

I feel so ashamed to admit that this is true  :'(
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 17, 2011, 12:11:40 AM
Saw VI
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: lubeltri on May 17, 2011, 02:55:01 AM
I was visiting with an old college chum tonight, whom I hadn't seen for a few years, and he suggested going to the cinema. He said he really wanted to see this movie called Priest, and I acceded.

Oh. My. Lord. I think it might be the most sacrilegious and blasphemous movie I've ever seen. Seething with vicious anti-Catholicism. If a movie this vile were made about any other religion...oh, wait, it would NEVER be made! I'm sure the filmmakers feel awfully courageous about sticking it to the Church, but let them do something like this about Islam and see how much courage they have then.

 :o >:( ??? :P :-X :(

Fortunately the film is also a dreadfully dull, incompetent piece of sh*t, so few will see it.

Still, this constant drumbeat of anti-Catholicism in the media bothers me. It's disturbing how often Catholic churches and cemeteries are vandalized by bigots, and even priests are attacked. Yet another priest was murdered in Mexico last week.


Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 17, 2011, 02:57:05 AM
Oh. My. Lord. I think it might be the most sacrilegious and blasphemous movie I've ever seen. Seething with vicious anti-Catholicism.

So you are saying this is a Certified Fresh selection for the EOs on the board?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on May 17, 2011, 03:00:30 AM
Thor, once again. XD
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: the_typist on May 17, 2011, 03:45:15 AM
Well not really a movie perse but I've been watching the Firefly series lately.

I also love westerns and the most recent western I saw was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

And I'd also like to see The Crow again.

Two of my favorite funny videos that I watch on youtube are Nunchucks Pro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsEZ2lpM0Yw and Japanese Mob Scare (or alley prank) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52OBzh2khgU.

Best,
M

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Isidora on May 17, 2011, 05:59:05 AM
I was watching Bridget Jones last night - I love that film!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on May 19, 2011, 08:48:42 PM
Currently watching Black Swan... it's schlock but not very enjoyable.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CBGardner on May 19, 2011, 10:21:11 PM
I've been straight addicted to the Mounted in Alaska lately. Might be a new favvvvvv.
Wait, definitely a new favvvvv.  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on May 19, 2011, 10:31:56 PM
I've been straight addicted to the Mounted in Alaska lately. Might be a new favvvvvv.
Wait, definitely a new favvvvv.  :)

Oh my... I dont think porn counts .. ::)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Dan the Man on May 19, 2011, 11:34:06 PM
I watched Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" on Sunday night. It was alright, I guess, definitely not as good as "Gladiator" or "Black Hawk Down" though.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CBGardner on May 20, 2011, 10:58:46 AM
I've been straight addicted to the Mounted in Alaska lately. Might be a new favvvvvv.
Wait, definitely a new favvvvv.  :)

Oh my... I dont think porn counts .. ::)

Hahaha  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 20, 2011, 11:57:49 AM
Well not really a movie perse but I've been watching the Firefly series lately.

Firefly rules watch all the episodes before you watch Serenity.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on May 20, 2011, 12:26:04 PM
Well not really a movie perse but I've been watching the Firefly series lately.

Firefly rules watch all the episodes before you watch Serenity.
My husband made the mistake of showing me Serenity before I watched Firefly. I fell asleep during the movie and deemed it the worst of all time (slightly ahead of the X Men: Wolverine movie). However, I just started watching Firefly with him and I am kind of liking it. Not sure if I want to risk watching Serenity again, though!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 20, 2011, 01:31:22 PM
Could someone explain what Firefly is? Because I see ads for it all the time on the Science Channel saying that it was voted the best space sci-fi show of all time, but 95% of the scenes that they show look like they're from 19th-21th century america (rifles, police, etc.).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on May 20, 2011, 01:41:59 PM
Could someone explain what Firefly is? Because I see ads for it all the time on the Science Channel saying that it was voted the best space sci-fi show of all time, but 95% of the scenes that they show look like they're from 19th-21th century america (rifles, police, etc.).

Best scifi show ever it is not, but it's pretty good. The reason some stuff looks like it's from different time periods is that Whedon and company have attempted to mix the space opera with the western, with varying degrees of success. Also, characters occasionally speak Mandarin for some reason (and butcher the pronunciation). It's a shame that it only lasted one season- I don't think they got a chance to really hit their stride and I think an extra season or two could have shown some true greatness.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: stashko on May 20, 2011, 02:12:05 PM
Could someone explain what Firefly is? Because I see ads for it all the time on the Science Channel saying that it was voted the best space sci-fi show of all time, but 95% of the scenes that they show look like they're from 19th-21th century america (rifles, police, etc.).

Si fi web page where one watches movies on line may have the programs... Hulu may have it as well, Slash/control also... It is OnLine for viewing somewhere  , because i watched it a few times ,,It was a good series....It's a story about a Space Captain and his ship named firefly..the captain  has high moral values in dealing honestly selling or trading ,some of his crew not so much ,they move goods  legal or illegal from planet to planet ....Some times people also that are in trouble..... :police:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 20, 2011, 02:35:40 PM
Ahh, thank you for the explanation :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 20, 2011, 02:36:30 PM
Anyone see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie yet?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on May 20, 2011, 03:32:18 PM
Agent 86 in The Nude Bomb.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 21, 2011, 02:23:20 AM
Well not really a movie perse but I've been watching the Firefly series lately.

Firefly rules watch all the episodes before you watch Serenity.
My husband made the mistake of showing me Serenity before I watched Firefly. I fell asleep during the movie and deemed it the worst of all time (slightly ahead of the X Men: Wolverine movie). However, I just started watching Firefly with him and I am kind of liking it. Not sure if I want to risk watching Serenity again, though!

You must. It is unfortunate you saw them in reverse, as what happens to some of the characters in the film is more poignant when you know more of the backstory.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 21, 2011, 02:28:27 AM
Could someone explain what Firefly is? Because I see ads for it all the time on the Science Channel saying that it was voted the best space sci-fi show of all time, but 95% of the scenes that they show look like they're from 19th-21th century america (rifles, police, etc.).

Best scifi show ever it is not, but it's pretty good. The reason some stuff looks like it's from different time periods is that Whedon and company have attempted to mix the space opera with the western, with varying degrees of success. Also, characters occasionally speak Mandarin for some reason (and butcher the pronunciation). It's a shame that it only lasted one season- I don't think they got a chance to really hit their stride and I think an extra season or two could have shown some true greatness.

The thing is the space opera and the western are sorta the same genre, which is why Firefly makes perfect sense..

I won't get into the reason for the Chinese, it should be obvious from the background when you watch it.

Could have been Whedon's best stuff. The last episode was just beautiful story telling.

Asteriktos, watch it. Watch it in the order it was supposed to be shown and realize due to network idiots some of the episodes were 72 hour complete re-writes.

Then watch Serenity.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 21, 2011, 02:32:27 AM
Ok one more gush:

Some of the best lighting in a TV show ever.

Definitely some of the most complex single camera work for a lower budget show, really strong stuff.

The ship is fully rendered. It is a "real space" and comes through quite effectively.

And no Firefly making pretty amazing special effects on a shoestring, no BSG doing an even better job later with often less.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on May 21, 2011, 09:31:58 AM
I'm just annoyed that great shows like Farscape and Firefly keep getting cancelled while new shows keep getting added to the crapola Stargate franchise.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on May 21, 2011, 10:53:40 AM
I'm just annoyed that great shows like Farscape and Firefly keep getting cancelled while new shows keep getting added to the crapola Stargate franchise.

In Firefly's case it was because it was aired on Fox, which never saw a good show that it didn't try to butcher.  The survival of the Simpsons is just a fluke.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: augustin717 on May 21, 2011, 10:58:59 AM
Left Behind, today. ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 21, 2011, 12:51:01 PM
I'm just annoyed that great shows like Farscape and Firefly keep getting cancelled while new shows keep getting added to the crapola Stargate franchise.

I have no idea how the Stargate Franchise does it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 22, 2011, 08:16:05 PM
Win-Win

Friend said there was a film about high school wrestling starring Paul Giamatti.

Obviously a must see . . .

Well, not so much. Great cast of character actors from Amy Ryan to Jeffrey Tambor. And of course the character actor who can actually play a lead and still act while doing it, Giamatti.

The film is rather flat in pacing. None of the characters are very sympathetic. Both Tambor and Ryan are not used to their potential. The film tries to marry two (maybe three) genres of film and does a poor job at it.

The wrestling sequences are not science fiction, which is good. Giamatti can do no wrong, so he redeems much of the film.

The unpredictable ending is predictable because the film clearly wants to break genre and fails at doing so in a believable or entertaining manner.

At least the State I wrestled in gets its props for being a powerhouse to compete in.

Maybe get it on DVD or when surfing cable or streaming when you have some time. Wouldn't recommend it strongly, unless you wrestled and are a Giamatti fan.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on May 22, 2011, 09:38:57 PM
Win-Win

Friend said there was a film about high school wrestling starring Paul Giamatti.

Obviously a must see . . .

Well, not so much. Great cast of character actors from Amy Ryan to Jeffrey Tambor. And of course the character actor who can actually play a lead and still act while doing it, Giamatti.

The film is rather flat in pacing. None of the characters are very sympathetic. Both Tambor and Ryan are not used to their potential. The film tries to marry two (maybe three) genres of film and does a poor job at it.

The wrestling sequences are not science fiction, which is good. Giamatti can do no wrong, so he redeems much of the film.

The unpredictable ending is predictable because the film clearly wants to break genre and fails at doing so in a believable or entertaining manner.

At least the State I wrestled in gets its props for being a powerhouse to compete in.

Maybe get it on DVD or when surfing cable or streaming when you have some time. Wouldn't recommend it strongly, unless you wrestled and are a Giamatti fan.


I like Paul Giamatti. He's like a hybrid of Chris Elliot and Richard Dreyfuss.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 22, 2011, 10:16:10 PM
I like Paul Giamatti. He's like a hybrid of Chris Elliot and Richard Dreyfuss.


Selam


That is as good a homosexual if-they-mated description as I have ever heard.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 28, 2011, 06:46:33 PM
I should be watching Anvil! The Story of Anvil, which I've heard good things about for several years now. Unfortunately the disc is warped and won't play on either of my players.  >:( 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 28, 2011, 08:52:23 PM
Picked up Kickboxer on Blu-ray for $6 today, just about to watch it. Van Damme in HD... you can't get any better than that!  :P
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on May 28, 2011, 09:30:25 PM
Picked up Kickboxer on Blu-ray for $6 today, just about to watch it. Van Damme in HD... you can't get any better than that!  :P

Don't encourage Tallitot.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: jnorm888 on June 01, 2011, 09:47:19 PM
The fall of Constantinople:
http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/mp4/EZ30v2_WS (http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/mp4/EZ30v2_WS)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 02, 2011, 10:48:35 AM
Win-Win

Friend said there was a film about high school wrestling starring Paul Giamatti.

Obviously a must see . . .

Well, not so much. Great cast of character actors from Amy Ryan to Jeffrey Tambor. And of course the character actor who can actually play a lead and still act while doing it, Giamatti.

The film is rather flat in pacing. None of the characters are very sympathetic. Both Tambor and Ryan are not used to their potential. The film tries to marry two (maybe three) genres of film and does a poor job at it.

The wrestling sequences are not science fiction, which is good. Giamatti can do no wrong, so he redeems much of the film.

The unpredictable ending is predictable because the film clearly wants to break genre and fails at doing so in a believable or entertaining manner.

At least the State I wrestled in gets its props for being a powerhouse to compete in.

Maybe get it on DVD or when surfing cable or streaming when you have some time. Wouldn't recommend it strongly, unless you wrestled and are a Giamatti fan.


I like Paul Giamatti. He's like a hybrid of Chris Elliot and Richard Dreyfuss.


Selam


I loved Sideways.  Every time I have wine with my mother now, when she asks what kind we should drink I always shout "No ....ing Merlot!"  He also did a good John Adams on HBO.  I am more of a Ben Franklin/Thomas Jefferson fan politically, but I thought he did a good John Adams.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 02, 2011, 02:22:07 PM
I loved Sideways.  Every time I have wine with my mother now, when she asks what kind we should drink I always shout "No ....ing Merlot!"  He also did a good John Adams on HBO.  I am more of a Ben Franklin/Thomas Jefferson fan politically, but I thought he did a good John Adams.

Blasphemer! His work was brilliant in that role. Brilliant series was well.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 02, 2011, 04:13:29 PM
I loved Sideways.  Every time I have wine with my mother now, when she asks what kind we should drink I always shout "No ....ing Merlot!"  He also did a good John Adams on HBO.  I am more of a Ben Franklin/Thomas Jefferson fan politically, but I thought he did a good John Adams.

Blasphemer! His work was brilliant in that role. Brilliant series was well.


Fine, I recant.  It was pretty brilliant.  Just not a period I am very much in to.  Now if he had been in Rome...I might have gotten more excited.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ioannis Climacus on June 02, 2011, 10:32:00 PM
Good Bye, Lenin!. Its a German tragicomedy set in the DDR during the reunification of Germany. Fantastic film - definitely one of my favorites.

The (US) trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEumLZxlQzY
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on June 02, 2011, 10:34:42 PM
Good Bye, Lenin!. Its a German tragicomedy set in the DDR during the reunification of Germany. Fantastic film - definitely one of my favorites.

The (US) trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEumLZxlQzY
I have seen that movie 5 or 6 times (which is a lot for me). I LOVE that film! I get teary-eyed and laugh simultaneously, every time I watch it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: KBN1 on June 02, 2011, 11:01:56 PM
This week I watched Into Great Silence http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478160/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478160/). Nice film.  Make sure you have absolutely no distractions though.  Shut the phone off, no room mates around, etc...  I also watched The Island http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0851577/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0851577/).  Very well done.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 03, 2011, 12:26:02 AM
Good Bye, Lenin!. Its a German tragicomedy set in the DDR during the reunification of Germany. Fantastic film - definitely one of my favorites.

The (US) trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEumLZxlQzY
I have seen that movie 5 or 6 times (which is a lot for me). I LOVE that film! I get teary-eyed and laugh simultaneously, every time I watch it.

Really? Found it underwhelming despite my own Ostalgie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 03, 2011, 12:26:56 AM
This week I watched Into Great Silence http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478160/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478160/). Nice film.  Make sure you have absolutely no distractions though.  Shut the phone off, no room mates around, etc...  I also watched The Island http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0851577/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0851577/).  Very well done.

The former is OK. I've shared my blistering critique of the latter elsewhere.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: deusveritasest on June 03, 2011, 01:59:06 AM
I'm going to be watching Transamerica sometime soon.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 03, 2011, 03:29:14 AM
I'm going to be watching Transamerica sometime soon.


I know you can do better than that my brother.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Cephas on June 03, 2011, 03:43:28 AM
+ Irini nem ehmot,

Anyone else here seen Spartacus: Blood and Sand and/or Spartacus: Gods of the Arena? Thoughts?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on June 03, 2011, 07:21:27 AM
Good Bye, Lenin!. Its a German tragicomedy set in the DDR during the reunification of Germany. Fantastic film - definitely one of my favorites.

The (US) trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEumLZxlQzY
I have seen that movie 5 or 6 times (which is a lot for me). I LOVE that film! I get teary-eyed and laugh simultaneously, every time I watch it.

Really? Found it underwhelming despite my own Ostalgie.
No, I just said that I liked the film, but I was actually lying.


I joke, I joke. What did you find underwhelming about it? Was it the pace? That was my only major criticism of the movie....I hate the scene where he visits his father and talks with the "astronaut" in the taxi because it's so slow. But I think the film has a lot of heart and there are some good laughs to be had throughout. My sister, who is extremely critical of my collection, also really liked the movie (although she fell asleep around the scene I mentioned above. I wasn't surprised.).

Seeing Alex's relationship with his mother definitely details the kind of devotion that I should have towards my own mother -- not that I could go on pretending that all was good in the DDR for months on end!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 03, 2011, 09:17:12 AM
Just saw Green Zone with Matt Damon. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: deusveritasest on June 03, 2011, 03:05:57 PM
I'm going to be watching Transamerica sometime soon.


I know you can do better than that my brother.


Selam

Better? I wouldn't know. I don't really know what it's about beyond, very broadly, gender issues.

Do you? Or is that just a knee jerk reaction?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: deusveritasest on June 03, 2011, 03:05:57 PM
Anyone else here seen Spartacus: Blood and Sand and/or Spartacus: Gods of the Arena? Thoughts?

I have not. I've talked to my mom about it. She said she tried it but it was so sickeningly gory that she couldn't watch it anymore.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 04, 2011, 03:00:44 AM
I'm going to be watching Transamerica sometime soon.


I know you can do better than that my brother.


Selam

Better? I wouldn't know. I don't really know what it's about beyond, very broadly, gender issues.

Do you? Or is that just a knee jerk reaction?


Call it a kneejerk reaction, but I suspect that it is hardly an objective look at "gender issues."


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 04, 2011, 04:39:08 PM
Saw Pulp Fiction for the first time last night. Wonderful entertainment.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Poppy on June 04, 2011, 06:12:33 PM
X men all the way!!!!!!!!!!! Love them.... love transformers as well.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 05, 2011, 12:29:29 AM
Left Behind, today. ;)

Kirk Cameron FTW!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: KBN1 on June 09, 2011, 12:03:49 AM
This week I watched Into Great Silence http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478160/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478160/). Nice film.  Make sure you have absolutely no distractions though.  Shut the phone off, no room mates around, etc...  I also watched The Island http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0851577/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0851577/).  Very well done.

The former is OK. I've shared my blistering critique of the latter elsewhere.

That's fine.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 10, 2011, 08:27:55 AM
Recently watched the last installment of the Girl who series based on the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson.

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Luftslottet som sprängdes, while not nearly as ridiculous as the first two films, definitely offers little to compensate in terms of action.

Every film was trash. The only redeeming quality throughout the series is the incredible acting job by Noomi Rapace.

Why did I sit through each one? Because they offer the rare occasion for me to pretend I understand Swedish in a large dark room.  
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 10, 2011, 08:32:35 AM
Winter's Bone

Highly recommended. Deadwood fans will be delighted to see some of the actors who shone during the series get real roles to shine once again in.

Jennifer Lawrence is young and can truly act. It is uncommon to see such a young actor play a nuanced role which carries the greater weight of a film. A beautifully painful film. Hit close to home for better and worse.

Again, highly recommended.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 10, 2011, 11:13:51 AM


Jennifer Lawrence is young and can truly act. It is uncommon to see such a young actor play a nuanced role which carries the greater weight of a film. A beautifully painful film. Hit close to home for better and worse.
She was great in X-Men: First Class. Best X-Men yet, IMO. Michael Fassbender really stole the show. I could watch that man take revenge on Nazis all day and never get bored. The entire cast was very solid though. It led to some surprisingly poignant moments.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 10, 2011, 11:15:47 AM


Jennifer Lawrence is young and can truly act. It is uncommon to see such a young actor play a nuanced role which carries the greater weight of a film. A beautifully painful film. Hit close to home for better and worse.
She was great in X-Men: First Class. Best X-Men yet, IMO. Michael Fassbender really stole the show. I could watch that man take revenge on Nazis all day and never get bored. The entire cast was very solid though. It led to some surprisingly poignant moments.

Was debating whether to repair to a cinema this weekend to see this as a matinee. Will do after this rec.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 10, 2011, 11:24:36 AM


Jennifer Lawrence is young and can truly act. It is uncommon to see such a young actor play a nuanced role which carries the greater weight of a film. A beautifully painful film. Hit close to home for better and worse.
She was great in X-Men: First Class. Best X-Men yet, IMO. Michael Fassbender really stole the show. I could watch that man take revenge on Nazis all day and never get bored. The entire cast was very solid though. It led to some surprisingly poignant moments.

Was debating whether to repair to a cinema this weekend to see this as a matinee. Will do after this rec.
Try to enjoy the film on its own merits, as there are a lot of continuity errors with the others. As a fan of X-Men comics, I've kind of gotten used to it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on June 10, 2011, 11:27:23 AM
Last night I watched "True Grit." (the Coen version) I know I'm late, but I'm not a big movie person at all. I rarely watch something when it comes out in the theater. It takes a lot of recs (or strategic placing in the foreign films section) to get me to watch a movie.

I just started to get into westerns after taking Film Studies (I know  ::) I had to take it but I appreciate the class now!). Of course the formula was typical Western, but I thought the acting was great -- loved Jeff Bridges!. Even Hailee Steinfeld seemed to handle changing her accent and saying the lines pretty well, save for a few small moments. I don't know if I can name a female actress at her age that can do the same! Bravo. I wouldn't call it amazing, but it was pretty darn good.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Poppy on June 10, 2011, 11:49:55 AM
#1 Movie you never want to see again??
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever??
#3 Movie that youd make your ex watch
haha...??
#4 Movie that you need the excuse of your nephews and nieces to watch with you???
#5 Movie for when you need to cry and you just can't get it out??
#6 Movie so old you got to blow the dust off but you just love it??
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 10, 2011, 01:55:10 PM
Last night I watched "True Grit." (the Coen version) I know I'm late, but I'm not a big movie person at all. I rarely watch something when it comes out in the theater. It takes a lot of recs (or strategic placing in the foreign films section) to get me to watch a movie.

I just started to get into westerns after taking Film Studies (I know  ::) I had to take it but I appreciate the class now!). Of course the formula was typical Western, but I thought the acting was great -- loved Jeff Bridges!. Even Hailee Steinfeld seemed to handle changing her accent and saying the lines pretty well, save for a few small moments. I don't know if I can name a female actress at her age that can do the same! Bravo. I wouldn't call it amazing, but it was pretty darn good.

I loved True Girt, but I am a bit of a Western nut (well, actually depends on the western, but the ones that I like I am nuts for!).  I watched a bit of the original but I think the current one was a lot better.  John Wayne just isn't a convincing drunk.  And I thought Kim Darby was just annoying.  Cute, but annoying.

My favorite westerns are generally Clint Eastwood.  The Outlaw Josey Wales is on my top 10 list of movies of all time, and the Man With No Name movies were all very nice, making Yojimbo into a Western was just a great idea.  They Call Me Trinity is also on my list of best movies, even though it was a Spaghetti Western spoof.  Fist Full of Dynamite/Duck, You Sucker is definitely worth watching as well.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on June 10, 2011, 01:58:47 PM
^ I've seen a few Clint Eastwood flicks (Of course also "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly") and they were all pretty great. In class I watched a few old school ones...I can only remember "High Noon," since that was years ago.

Thanks for the recs. I think I am going to hit up Blockbuster and pick up a few new ones. I do have to say that I find the Spaghetti Westerns screamingly hilarious, though. We call "Sukiyaki Western Django" an Udon Western.  ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 10, 2011, 02:17:08 PM
#1 Movie you never want to see again??
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever??
#3 Movie that youd make your ex watch
haha...??
#4 Movie that you need the excuse of your nephews and nieces to watch with you???
#5 Movie for when you need to cry and you just can't get it out??
#6 Movie so old you got to blow the dust off but you just love it??


1 - The Musketeer.  The only movie I have ever walked out of.  It was just horrible.  I would rather go to the proctologist than ever see that again.
2 - Zulu.  I have seen that one many many times.  I doubt I will ever get tired of it.  I believe that the only reason England built an empire was so that one day they could make this movie.
3 - The Rite.  I loved that movie and for the last month of the relationship I tried and tried to get her to see it.  When she finally consented I found that it wasn't out on DVD yet.
4 - Twilight.  Actually, scrap that, I am secure in my manhood, I can watch Twilight without cover.
5 - Gettysburg.  the part at the end when General Armistead puts his hat on his sword and leads them in.  Actually, I start crying when General Lee does his inspiring ride out and it just get's worse from there.
6 - Zulu.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) on June 10, 2011, 02:47:33 PM
Poppy asked:

#1 Movie you never want to see again?
Howard the Duck

#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever?
Lord of the Rings (all three, but not necessarily in one sitting)

#3 Movie that you'd make your ex watch?
Howard the Duck

#4 Movie that you need the excuse of your nephews and nieces to watch with you?
Jungle Book (Disney)

#5 Movie for when you need to cry and you just can't get it out?
Casablanca

#6 Movie so old you got to blow the dust off but you just love it?
Gold Rush
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 10, 2011, 02:49:05 PM
#1 Movie you never want to see again??
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever??
#3 Movie that youd make your ex watch
haha...??
#4 Movie that you need the excuse of your nephews and nieces to watch with you???
#5 Movie for when you need to cry and you just can't get it out??
#6 Movie so old you got to blow the dust off but you just love it??


Your best post. I'll have to think this one over.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 10, 2011, 03:26:34 PM
#1 Movie you never want to see again??
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever??
#3 Movie that youd make your ex watch
haha...??
#4 Movie that you need the excuse of your nephews and nieces to watch with you???
#5 Movie for when you need to cry and you just can't get it out??
#6 Movie so old you got to blow the dust off but you just love it??


Your best post. I'll have to think this one over.

Tentative:

1: I've sat through some garbage, but any of LotR flicks.
2. Well I've seen The Ten Commandments every year of my life and love it every time, so it, I suppose.
3. Taste of Cherry
4. Don't need no excuse: Babe
5. Magnolia
6. Gotta think on this one.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 10, 2011, 03:39:08 PM
#1 Movie you never want to see again??
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever??
#3 Movie that youd make your ex watch
haha...??
#4 Movie that you need the excuse of your nephews and nieces to watch with you???
#5 Movie for when you need to cry and you just can't get it out??
#6 Movie so old you got to blow the dust off but you just love it??


1. Lots of these, but The Black Swan is probably the most recent.
2. Ran (Kurosawa)
3. Conan the Barbarian
4. I'm pretty shameless in what I watch. But mayb The Ewok Adventure or something.
5. The Thin Red Line
6. It's not really that old but Out of the Past
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 10, 2011, 04:08:01 PM
2. Ran (Kurosawa)

This is what I would like to say. But I have seen the Ten Commandment a few more times. Ran, I've only seen about 16 times.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 10, 2011, 04:12:17 PM
#1 Movie you never want to see again?
Howard the Duck

Nice call.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 11, 2011, 01:12:24 AM
Freeway
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on June 11, 2011, 08:43:22 PM
Black Death Starring Sean Bean. Very odd but good film set during the Bubonic plague about a group of knights guided by a novice Monk who set out to rid a village of a witch/necromancer.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on June 11, 2011, 08:54:38 PM
I just got a new copy of an old favorite- 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.' It has all three editions of the film- the regular theater cut, the director's cut and another one. Yeah!  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on June 11, 2011, 10:16:18 PM
I saw Kung Fu Panda 2 couple of weeks ago and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides This afternoon.  It just struck me that Ian McShane is in both of them "Lord Shen" the white peacock villain in the former and Edward "Blackbeard" Teach in the latter.  I enjoyed both of them very much.  KFP2 has gorgeous animation and the characters are just as good and more fleshed out.  Po's father, Mr. Ping the noodle making goose tells his son the truth that he is "kind of adopted".  The story is a bit darker than the first movie in the series but still good and the side-steps from possible cliches is well done.

POTC:OST is fun and has another scene with Captain Teague, Jack Sparrow's father (played by Keith Richards).  It rings some interesting changes on folklore such as mermaids and there are some fine twists. 

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 11, 2011, 10:26:15 PM
Super 8 tonight, can't wait!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 11, 2011, 10:26:16 PM
I just got a new copy of an old favorite- 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.' It has all three editions of the film- the regular theater cut, the director's cut and another one. Yeah!  :)

Good pick!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on June 12, 2011, 12:49:28 AM
Just finished watching the original Tron.  Classic.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on June 12, 2011, 12:57:36 AM
#1 Movie you never want to see again??  Tie. Napoleon Dynamite or Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever??  Ben-Hur
#3 Movie that youd make your ex watch haha...??  Tron
#4 Movie that you need the excuse of your nephews and nieces to watch with you???  The Sword in the Stone
#5 Movie for when you need to cry and you just can't get it out??  I'll get back to you.
#6 Movie so old you got to blow the dust off but you just love it??  Dances with Wolves
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 12, 2011, 12:48:27 PM
#1 Movie you never want to see again??  Tie. Napoleon Dynamite

Good one.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 12, 2011, 01:05:00 PM


Jennifer Lawrence is young and can truly act. It is uncommon to see such a young actor play a nuanced role which carries the greater weight of a film. A beautifully painful film. Hit close to home for better and worse.
She was great in X-Men: First Class. Best X-Men yet, IMO. Michael Fassbender really stole the show. I could watch that man take revenge on Nazis all day and never get bored. The entire cast was very solid though. It led to some surprisingly poignant moments.

No doubt.

Best thing about the movie: they Broke the Nazi German Rule.

In most American films dealing with the holocaust, the low level soldiers and whatnot bark out orders in German, the Jews don't speak German, not even with an accent, and the "evil" overlord Nazis speak English with a bad German accent.

In this films, even the Jews spoke German. Every German did.

The fact that a Hollywood Blockbuster film used three non English languages in it, German being one that carried a lot of the back story gets congrats.

And frankly (there is a really bad pun to be made there), I am pretty much sick of holocaustporn. Oddly enough, this film didn't go that route.

The film could've been cut 20 minutes shorter easily. Professor X is even more annoying as a young man than later.

But all and all it was an OK action, superhero film. But as said above Magneto's backstory and charater development(?!) and Fassbender's acting actually was treated quite well, not just for a comic book. Over the top, but more nuanced than Spielberg's schlock.

There is a line toward the end of the movie that is a cliche you've been waiting for the whole film and it doesn't ring cliche at all.

Amazing what a single real actor can do for a film a little think on script and supporting acting.

You are right Jennifer Lawrence did a great job with the lines she was given.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jharek Carnelian on June 14, 2011, 12:21:43 PM

#1 Movie you never want to see again??  Watchmen. without a doubt. Watchmen. Only Rorschach and some of his scenes at times get even close to the tone of the original source material.

#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever??  The Wind That Shakes the Barley
#3 Movie that youd make your ex watch haha.   I have no ex so not applicable.
#4 Movie that you need the excuse of your nephews and nieces to watch with you???  I'm an only child so again not applicable. If it's watching with kids possible Paddington Bear - the original series from the 1970's
#5 Movie for when you need to cry and you just can't get it out??  Silent Running
#6 Movie so old you got to blow the dust off but you just love it??  Several. The Roaring Twenties, the Searchers, Moscow Does not Believe In Tears, Shake Hands with the Devil.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Poppy on June 14, 2011, 02:40:21 PM
#1 Movie you never want to see again?? The Road
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever?? Pulp Fiction
#3 Movie that youd make your ex watch ?? Shawshank Redemption (hes in prison so hed hate it lolOl)
#4 Movie that you need the excuse of your nephews and nieces to watch with you??? I'd have to borrow some but Madagascar
"I like to move, it move it..." haha...
Julian "If he is a King then where is his crown? I've got a crown, got a very nice one and its here on my head. Look at it. Have I got it on?"
Julian again "Shhhh, we're hiding. Everyone needs to be quiet, including me... SHHHHHH! Who's making that noise? Oh, it's me again... "
#5 Movie for when you need to cry and you just can't get it out?? Remains of the Day
#6 Movie so old you got to blow the dust off but you just love it?? Rope
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 14, 2011, 04:14:25 PM
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever?? Pulp Fiction
#3 Movie that youd make your ex watch ?? Shawshank Redemption (hes in prison so hed hate it lolOl)
#6 Movie so old you got to blow the dust off but you just love it?? Rope

#2 Ain't an epic.

#3 & 6 I'm seeing a theme.

#6 Excellent choice. Still thinking about this choice.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on June 14, 2011, 04:18:06 PM
Not a movie, but I've been watching the British comedy "Peep Show" (on Hulu).  Brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 14, 2011, 04:52:58 PM
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever??  The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Nice.  I liked that movie, unfortunately it was on St. Patrick's day.  I will need to watch it sober some time.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jharek Carnelian on June 14, 2011, 05:23:22 PM
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever??  The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Nice.  I liked that movie, unfortunately it was on St. Patrick's day.  I will need to watch it sober some time.

It is one of the few movies that actually takes a serious look at the subject and deals with the matter. It is far, far better than Neil Jordan's 'Michael Collins' in that regard which tends to buy into the hagiography that at times surrounds Collins. Iroinically it's made by an  Englishman. Then again Ireland is a country where the declaration declaring independence was mostly authored by a man with an English father who was originally Protestant......
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: William on June 14, 2011, 05:38:20 PM
I saw The Gangs of New York the other night. Great movie. Scorsese is, as usual, a cinematic genius.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on June 14, 2011, 10:19:23 PM
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever?? Pulp Fiction


#2 Ain't an epic.


Not to sound like a broken record, "ain't an epic."  Not by a really, really, really, really long shot.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 14, 2011, 10:38:44 PM
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever??  The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Nice.  I liked that movie, unfortunately it was on St. Patrick's day.  I will need to watch it sober some time.

It is one of the few movies that actually takes a serious look at the subject and deals with the matter. It is far, far better than Neil Jordan's 'Michael Collins' in that regard which tends to buy into the hagiography that at times surrounds Collins. Iroinically it's made by an  Englishman.

As I understand it, he's a Trotskyist who tends to have anti-establishment themes. I also really enjoyed his Spanish Civil War film Land and Freedom which owes a lot to Orwell's Homage to Catalonia.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on June 15, 2011, 01:11:47 AM
1 Movie you never want to see again??
It's a wonderful Life
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever??
Maltese Falcon
#3 Movie that youd make your ex watch haha...??
Flash Dance
#4 Movie that you need the excuse of your nephews and nieces to watch with you???
Fantasia
#5 Movie for when you need to cry and you just can't get it out??
Wizard of Oz
#6 Movie so old you got to blow the dust off but you just love it??
Viva Las Vegas
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 15, 2011, 01:13:05 PM
New word for the irony thread: Epic
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 15, 2011, 01:14:38 PM
1 Movie you never want to see again??
It's a wonderful Life

Nice. Wwaaayyyy overrated. That should go into the schlock thread for anyone who enjoys it.

Sappy sentimentality.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Poppy on June 15, 2011, 01:18:59 PM
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever?? Pulp Fiction


Not to sound like a broken record, "ain't an epic."  Not by a really, really, really, really long shot.

scamandrius we say that word here to mean "really good" fierce!!! epic!!! so a movie that you loved would be epic to you.
If i could edit it i would change it to fierce but edit has a time limit on it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 15, 2011, 01:24:56 PM
#2 Movie epic you could watch over forever?? Pulp Fiction


Not to sound like a broken record, "ain't an epic."  Not by a really, really, really, really long shot.

scamandrius we say that word here to mean "really good" fierce!!! epic!!! so a movie that you loved would be epic to you.
If i could edit it i would change it to fierce but edit has a time limit on it.

In that case, the proper slang usage would be EPIC!. Just have to remember that epic can be a description of a type of film and that usage has been around a lot longer than the current slang usage of the word.

Knowing that, I have to go back and change my choice . . . 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Poppy on June 15, 2011, 01:31:33 PM

In that case, the proper slang usage would be EPIC!. Just have to remember that epic can be a description of a type of film and that usage has been around a lot longer than the current slang usage of the word.

Why are you following me round threads trying to get my attention all the time??? Im not interested in anything you got to say so don't waist your time. Once someone gets in my face and don't apolagise after. I never believe anything they have got to say after that. There words are worthless if they can't manage one of the most important ones. Theres something for you to remember!!!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Poppy on June 15, 2011, 01:36:31 PM
Quote
#5 Movie for when you need to cry and you just can't get it out??
Wizard of Oz

lolOlol i haven't seen that one. Reason is that all the gay blokes i know watch it every year!!!! and that put me off because they sing that and Julie Andrews Sound of Music all the time!!! and it does my head in haha....
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 15, 2011, 02:54:30 PM

In that case, the proper slang usage would be EPIC!. Just have to remember that epic can be a description of a type of film and that usage has been around a lot longer than the current slang usage of the word.

Why are you following me round threads trying to get my attention all the time??? Im not interested in anything you got to say so don't waist your time. Once someone gets in my face and don't apolagise after. I never believe anything they have got to say after that. There words are worthless if they can't manage one of the most important ones. Theres something for you to remember!!!

Sigh, there is a demotivational poster that would tie in Pulp Fiction, proper use of English, the word epic, and paranoia.

If not for one word, I could post it here.

It hurts.



Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on June 15, 2011, 03:00:33 PM
I saw The Gangs of New York the other night. Great movie. Scorsese is, as usual, a cinematic genius.

Visually, it was awesome.

Storywise, Cameron Diaz's character was superfluous, at best, and the subplot love triangle weighed the rest of the story down.  Leo di Caprio had the worse accent since Kevin Costner's Robin of Locksley.

And don't get me started on the overuse of the Prayer to St. Michael, which wasn't composed until some 30 years after the events depicted in the film.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 15, 2011, 03:11:12 PM
I saw The Gangs of New York the other night. Great movie. Scorsese is, as usual, a cinematic genius.

Visually, it was awesome.

Storywise, Cameron Diaz's character was superfluous, at best, and the subplot love triangle weighed the rest of the story down.  Leo di Caprio had the worse accent since Kevin Costner's Robin of Locksley.

And don't get me started on the overuse of the Prayer to St. Michael, which wasn't composed until some 30 years after the events depicted in the film.



I heartily agree and think Scorsese fell off after the 80's.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: William on June 16, 2011, 05:55:38 PM
The Green Lantern was pretty awful.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 16, 2011, 06:06:56 PM
The Green Lantern was pretty awful.

It looked pretty bad.  But then I'm not into comic book movies.  I guess I enjoy the Punisher and Sin City wasn't bad but cross-dressing super heroes aren't my cup of tea.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Poppy on June 16, 2011, 06:50:29 PM
Love Marvel...... love Marvel..... love love LOVE IT!!!!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 16, 2011, 08:43:14 PM
Has anyone seen Tree of Life yet? I've been eagerly anticipating this one, but it hasn't come to theaters here in Miss so far.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Αριστοκλής on June 16, 2011, 09:36:59 PM
My wife DVR-ed ARARAT for me yesterday. I caught about half of it earlier and knew I wanted to view the entire film. It appeared to be rather complex, but well done. We'll see tonight or tomorrow (after she makes me some popcorn).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CBGardner on June 16, 2011, 09:44:43 PM
I've been back into westerns lately but newer ones this time. (I already went through my Wayne/Eastwood days.)
I really liked Seraphim Falls but how can you get two non-Americans to try and pull off old west accents? Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan were painful to listen to; thankfully there was minimal speaking.
Also recently watched Wild Bill because I love Jeff Bridges. It may be full of historical inaccuracies and classic 90's over-the-top film making but I was entertained the whole time.
Next on my list is The Missing with Tommy Lee Jones and then Dead Man with Mr. Depp.

And I'm taking suggestions.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 16, 2011, 10:17:19 PM
I've been back into westerns lately but newer ones this time. (I already went through my Wayne/Eastwood days.)
I really liked Seraphim Falls but how can you get two non-Americans to try and pull off old west accents? Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan were painful to listen to; thankfully there was minimal speaking.
Also recently watched Wild Bill because I love Jeff Bridges. It may be full of historical inaccuracies and classic 90's over-the-top film making but I was entertained the whole time.
Next on my list is The Missing with Tommy Lee Jones and then Dead Man with Mr. Depp.

And I'm taking suggestions.

If you like Jim Jarmusch, you'll love Dead Man. Slow moving. Beautiful. Sunday afternoon viewing for me.

Dunno how far your sensibilities go, but Deadwood remains one of the best TV series ever and probably one of the best works in the English language for some time. But it is very graphic in every way without in my opinion ever being gratuitous. Still, can help but to recommend it, even to the most pious of Christians. But even secular folks pass on it simply for its language. Which I cannot imagine, some of the most beautiful lines I've heard my tongue in a long time. That is not to bring in the sexual element. It is a fierce and poetic realism.

There's always No Country for Old Men, but you probably have seen it.

There Will be Blood

TV series Firefly followed by the film Serenity

What constitues a Western, I tend to look on rather liberally.

Missed it at the week it was that the "art house theater" but Meek's Cutoff looks to be great. Waiting for it on DVD.

You say newer, but have you seen the classics like High Noon?\

Again depending on your sensibilities: Brokeback Mountain.

That is all I have off the top of my head. The Western genre is not my wheelhouse.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 16, 2011, 10:28:17 PM
My liberal use of "Western" would also include the very excellent Winter's Bone

Again I could make the argument it falls within the tradition. Excellent as I reviewed above.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CBGardner on June 16, 2011, 10:49:11 PM
I've been back into westerns lately but newer ones this time. (I already went through my Wayne/Eastwood days.)
I really liked Seraphim Falls but how can you get two non-Americans to try and pull off old west accents? Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan were painful to listen to; thankfully there was minimal speaking.
Also recently watched Wild Bill because I love Jeff Bridges. It may be full of historical inaccuracies and classic 90's over-the-top film making but I was entertained the whole time.
Next on my list is The Missing with Tommy Lee Jones and then Dead Man with Mr. Depp.

And I'm taking suggestions.

If you like Jim Jarmusch, you'll love Dead Man. Slow moving. Beautiful. Sunday afternoon viewing for me.

Dunno how far your sensibilities go, but Deadwood remains one of the best TV series ever and probably one of the best works in the English language for some time. But it is very graphic in every way without in my opinion ever being gratuitous. Still, can help but to recommend it, even to the most pious of Christians. But even secular folks pass on it simply for its language. Which I cannot imagine, some of the most beautiful lines I've heard my tongue in a long time. That is not to bring in the sexual element. It is a fierce and poetic realism.

There's always No Country for Old Men, but you probably have seen it.

There Will be Blood

TV series Firefly followed by the film Serenity

What constitues a Western, I tend to look on rather liberally.

Missed it at the week it was that the "art house theater" but Meek's Cutoff looks to be great. Waiting for it on DVD.

You say newer, but have you seen the classics like High Noon?\

Again depending on your sensibilities: Brokeback Mountain.

That is all I have off the top of my head. The Western genre is not my wheelhouse.



I've only been exposed to Broken Flowers but I thought that movie was amazing. Slowing moving, beautiful? Yeah that'll do just fine Sir! I'd put There Will Be Blood in the slow moving-beautiful genre.

I've heard too many good things about Deadwood to not have checked it out yet. I'll need to add DVD's back to my netflix sub so I can get it. Plus its on my list of places to get to this summer if I can get the time off.

Western for me is really anything set early 1800's to early 1900's in America, predominantly in the west. Doesn't have to be the classic western style though. I'm open to oldies I haven't seen (such as High Noon) and the less traditional such as Brokeback (Ehh, was overrated). I can't believe I missed High Noon, I guess that should've come right after Springfield Rifle for me. Plus Gary Cooper kills it in The Fountainhead.

Thanks orthonorm, you've provided a good couple weeks of stuff. Can I tattle on you to God when I miss my prayer rule?
What is your wheelhouse?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on June 16, 2011, 11:04:56 PM
When it comes to Westerns, I really enjoy the spaghettis. Outside of Leone's films, the genre verges on the trashy side, but I love it all the same. Some favorites:

Django
A Bullet for the General
The Great Silence
Companeros
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 16, 2011, 11:14:22 PM
I've been back into westerns lately but newer ones this time. (I already went through my Wayne/Eastwood days.)
I really liked Seraphim Falls but how can you get two non-Americans to try and pull off old west accents? Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan were painful to listen to; thankfully there was minimal speaking.
Also recently watched Wild Bill because I love Jeff Bridges. It may be full of historical inaccuracies and classic 90's over-the-top film making but I was entertained the whole time.
Next on my list is The Missing with Tommy Lee Jones and then Dead Man with Mr. Depp.

And I'm taking suggestions.

If you like Jim Jarmusch, you'll love Dead Man. Slow moving. Beautiful. Sunday afternoon viewing for me.

Dunno how far your sensibilities go, but Deadwood remains one of the best TV series ever and probably one of the best works in the English language for some time. But it is very graphic in every way without in my opinion ever being gratuitous. Still, can help but to recommend it, even to the most pious of Christians. But even secular folks pass on it simply for its language. Which I cannot imagine, some of the most beautiful lines I've heard my tongue in a long time. That is not to bring in the sexual element. It is a fierce and poetic realism.

There's always No Country for Old Men, but you probably have seen it.

There Will be Blood

TV series Firefly followed by the film Serenity

What constitues a Western, I tend to look on rather liberally.

Missed it at the week it was that the "art house theater" but Meek's Cutoff looks to be great. Waiting for it on DVD.

You say newer, but have you seen the classics like High Noon?\

Again depending on your sensibilities: Brokeback Mountain.

That is all I have off the top of my head. The Western genre is not my wheelhouse.



I've only been exposed to Broken Flowers but I thought that movie was amazing. Slowing moving, beautiful? Yeah that'll do just fine Sir! I'd put There Will Be Blood in the slow moving-beautiful genre.

I've heard too many good things about Deadwood to not have checked it out yet. I'll need to add DVD's back to my netflix sub so I can get it. Plus its on my list of places to get to this summer if I can get the time off.

Western for me is really anything set early 1800's to early 1900's in America, predominantly in the west. Doesn't have to be the classic western style though. I'm open to oldies I haven't seen (such as High Noon) and the less traditional such as Brokeback (Ehh, was overrated). I can't believe I missed High Noon, I guess that should've come right after Springfield Rifle for me. Plus Gary Cooper kills it in The Fountainhead.

Thanks orthonorm, you've provided a good couple weeks of stuff. Can I tattle on you to God when I miss my prayer rule?
What is your wheelhouse?


I think the Western genre has a certain conglomeration of themes that can place it outside a specific time and place and let's not forget that the great Samurai films had an enormous impact on the development of American Westerns (often directed by German film makers) and the so-called Spaghetti Western. And that a lotta Sci-fi are westerns in space.

I tossed Brokeback in there cause it has to be mentioned. Over-rated for sure, but important nonetheless.

If you haven't check out some of the earliest classics in the Western genre, I think you will be well surprised by their quality and how they hold up. A lot of innovative stuff was done in them, again often by German filmakers (Lang for instance) who left before things went nutz after the Weimar Republic. (Berlin was the film capital of the world at the time.) Some of those films were a great source for some of the directorial style elements which became emblematic for the Renaissance of 70's American film.

Glad you are open to Deadwood. Milch originally pitched it as a series set in Roman just after the time of Christ dealing with Roman city police. The series was going to open with St. Paul being taken to his death.

HBO was already in planning for the production of Rome so Milch had to "relocate" his idea. And being a genius (I truly mean this and do not use it lightly) put in the last American gold rush.

Milch is a big fan of St. Paul and it comes through in Deadwood. But Milch's intent in both his pitched series about Roman police and Deadwood was to explore the notion that a single idea is what brings persons together always with opposing forces working against and with each other to form a community.

In the Roman series, that idea would have been the Gospel.
In Deadwood, it is gold.

Also in Deadwood, Milch turns to explore the very Western notion of freedom and how personal violence without much outside authority vs. institutional violence with any outside authority differ in degree and quality.

Also, like Flannery O'Connor he meditates on the shocking and violent nature of grace occurring under the most unexpected circumstances.

Any way, I'll stop babbling.

If you are open to the Japanese work which informed the American Western and then was informed by the American Western. I can give a long list of those worth watching. I don't recommend stuff just for film history nerdom, but stuff that holds up.

My wheelhouse is ain't a singular genre, maybe I'll explain tomorrow after some shut-eye.










 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 16, 2011, 11:43:36 PM
... then Dead Man with Mr. Depp.

And I'm taking suggestions.


Worth watching for the soundtrack (by Neil Young) alone.  ;)


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on June 17, 2011, 04:01:49 AM
An oldie but a goody: Smokey and the Bandit
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Byron on June 17, 2011, 09:39:48 AM
When it comes to Westerns, I really enjoy the spaghettis. Outside of Leone's films, the genre verges on the trashy side, but I love it all the same. Some favorites:

Django
A Bullet for the General
The Great Silence
Companeros

Funny you mentioned Leone. I'm currently reading "Once Upon a Time in Italy: the films of sergio leone" by Prof Christopher Freyling. Highly recommend it, even if i'm not a huge fan of the genre.

Last film watched: "Magnum Force" and "Play Misty for Me". Clint's the man!

"Play misty for me" makes me nostalgic for what seemed like a simpler, more laid back, less politically correct time of the late 60's early 70's.

Anyone recommend other Eastwood films? Haven't seen too many.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 17, 2011, 09:47:50 AM
When it comes to Westerns, I really enjoy the spaghettis. Outside of Leone's films, the genre verges on the trashy side, but I love it all the same. Some favorites:

Django
A Bullet for the General
The Great Silence
Companeros

Funny you mentioned Leone. I'm currently reading "Once Upon a Time in Italy: the films of sergio leone" by Prof Christopher Freyling. Highly recommend it, even if i'm not a huge fan of the genre.

Last film watched: "Magnum Force" and "Play Misty for Me". Clint's the man!

"Play misty for me" makes me nostalgic for what seemed like a simpler, more laid back, less politically correct time of the late 60's early 70's.

Anyone recommend other Eastwood films? Haven't seen too many.

Really I think Eastwood is a terrible film maker and was never a decent actor. He had the looks and charisma and wooden personality for the laconic roles he had to play then the clout following his Western grind.

IMHO the best film he was in was High Plains Drifter that ain't one of the "classics" where he is among a stellar group of other actors. But you have probably already seen it.

It is iconic. And bends the genre a little. Too many references to it in pop culture, especially in film and music to ignore.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CBGardner on June 17, 2011, 11:59:03 AM
Samurai westerns like Shanghai Noon?   :D
I was looking more westerns set in the west but I understand what you're saying in regards to space and/or samurai westerns. The Last Samurai I think is a good example even if I disdain Tom Cruise. (As an actor; could care less about his craziness)

Well, wow, you've definitely have me running out to try and see Deadwood. I love a series with good layers and it sounds like Milch had a well thought out vision. The Rome series you're talking about was on British HBO, yes? Do you know if it ended up being anything like you described below? I kind of wince at the thought of HBO trying to do St. Paul.

And I'd have to agree that Eastwood films can be a bit of a let down. That's how I felt about Unforgiven. Maybe just expected too much. Fist Full of Dollars I liked though. As far as his film making, Gran Turino >>> Flags of our Fathers/Letters From Iwo Jima. Both those last two were horrible I thought.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on June 17, 2011, 01:09:00 PM
The original Trilogy, non-special edition, worth it even if it is a laserdisc transfer.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 17, 2011, 01:11:10 PM
Samurai westerns like Shanghai Noon?   :D
I was looking more westerns set in the west but I understand what you're saying in regards to space and/or samurai westerns. The Last Samurai I think is a good example even if I disdain Tom Cruise. (As an actor; could care less about his craziness)

Well, wow, you've definitely have me running out to try and see Deadwood. I love a series with good layers and it sounds like Milch had a well thought out vision. The Rome series you're talking about was on British HBO, yes? Do you know if it ended up being anything like you described below? I kind of wince at the thought of HBO trying to do St. Paul.

And I'd have to agree that Eastwood films can be a bit of a let down. That's how I felt about Unforgiven. Maybe just expected too much. Fist Full of Dollars I liked though. As far as his film making, Gran Turino >>> Flags of our Fathers/Letters From Iwo Jima. Both those last two were horrible I thought.

Rome was nothing like what Milch pitched. If you are a Classics nerd, then you will like it for that reason alone. They get a lot of stuff right. Also it was the largest TV set ever constructed.

But unlike Deadwood much of the vulgarity in Rome was purely gratuitous and merely there to scintillate.

The actor who played Julius Caesar was fantastic as was the actor who played the young Augustine.

Schlock through and through though. I enjoyed it but just winced a lot at the acting and gratuity.

Wouldn't recommend it to anyone, unless I knew their tastes in film and TV well.

EDIT: And how can I forget Cicero? Terribly good acting.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on June 17, 2011, 04:52:00 PM
The original Trilogy, non-special edition, worth it even if it is a laserdisc transfer.
Star Wars?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CBGardner on June 17, 2011, 04:56:30 PM
... then Dead Man with Mr. Depp.

And I'm taking suggestions.


Worth watching for the soundtrack (by Neil Young) alone.  ;)


Selam

Have you seen Greenland by Neil Young? Or has anyone else? I've read many reviews that peg it as horrible but I'm still kind of interested just to see what its like.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on June 17, 2011, 05:32:05 PM
The original Trilogy, non-special edition, worth it even if it is a laserdisc transfer.
Star Wars?

Of course!  I subscribe to the idea that there's only one movie trilogy that can be mentioned in this manner (and it ain't LotR [which had it's good points and Return of the King did deserve that best picture oscar] or Godfather).  That said, there's only one book trilogy worthy of being called "the Trilogy" and it ain't any of the Star Wars (or Godfather).

EDIT: though looking up and seeing where my post was nested I suppose in context I could have been referring to the "Man With No Name" trilogy
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 17, 2011, 07:28:08 PM
Of course!  I subscribe to the idea that there's only one movie trilogy that can be mentioned in this manner (and it ain't LotR [which had it's good points and Return of the King did deserve that best picture oscar] or Godfather).  That said, there's only one book trilogy worthy of being called "the Trilogy" and it ain't any of the Star Wars (or Godfather).


Oh there is a great bit about that "trilogy", but I fear it would stretch the bounds propriety here. *sigh*
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 17, 2011, 09:20:25 PM
There not movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.

I loveloveLOVE these.  I have the complete set on dvd and they never. get. old. :)

Watched the first episode. I might have found a nice way to pass some time. Thanks.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on June 17, 2011, 09:46:05 PM
Win-Win

Friend said there was a film about high school wrestling starring Paul Giamatti.

Obviously a must see . . .

Well, not so much. Great cast of character actors from Amy Ryan to Jeffrey Tambor. And of course the character actor who can actually play a lead and still act while doing it, Giamatti.

The film is rather flat in pacing. None of the characters are very sympathetic. Both Tambor and Ryan are not used to their potential. The film tries to marry two (maybe three) genres of film and does a poor job at it.

The wrestling sequences are not science fiction, which is good. Giamatti can do no wrong, so he redeems much of the film.

The unpredictable ending is predictable because the film clearly wants to break genre and fails at doing so in a believable or entertaining manner.

At least the State I wrestled in gets its props for being a powerhouse to compete in.

Maybe get it on DVD or when surfing cable or streaming when you have some time. Wouldn't recommend it strongly, unless you wrestled and are a Giamatti fan.


I like Paul Giamatti. He's like a hybrid of Chris Elliot and Richard Dreyfuss.


Selam


I loved Sideways.  Every time I have wine with my mother now, when she asks what kind we should drink I always shout "No ....ing Merlot!"  He also did a good John Adams on HBO.  I am more of a Ben Franklin/Thomas Jefferson fan politically, but I thought he did a good John Adams.

Me too. Love both of those. Paul Giamatte.

The scene in John Adams when he presents himself to King George as ambassador is really great.

Here it is:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbhzrOV2HP8
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 17, 2011, 10:20:34 PM

Me too. Love both of those. Paul Giamatte.

The scene in John Adams when he presents himself to King George as ambassador is really great.

Here it is:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbhzrOV2HP8

A true "Hollywood" actor. Fantastic series. I even read the damn book and I am not much into bio-pics, biographies, or American history. Excellent read!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Poppy on June 18, 2011, 05:35:08 PM
The original Trilogy, non-special edition, worth it even if it is a laserdisc transfer.
Star Wars?

Of course!  I subscribe to the idea that there's only one movie trilogy that can be mentioned in this manner (and it ain't LotR [which had it's good points and Return of the King did deserve that best picture oscar] or Godfather).  That said, there's only one book trilogy worthy of being called "the Trilogy" and it ain't any of the Star Wars (or Godfather).

EDIT: though looking up and seeing where my post was nested I suppose in context I could have been referring to the "Man With No Name" trilogy

PLease tell me its NOT the Matrix.... ugh... was that even a book??? Or Steig Larrson??? I know they are books haha.... but the movies are rubbish.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FormerReformer on June 18, 2011, 08:05:45 PM
Of course!  I subscribe to the idea that there's only one movie trilogy that can be mentioned in this manner (and it ain't LotR [which had it's good points and Return of the King did deserve that best picture oscar] or Godfather).  That said, there's only one book trilogy worthy of being called "the Trilogy" and it ain't any of the Star Wars (or Godfather).


Oh there is a great bit about that "trilogy", but I fear it would stretch the bounds propriety here. *sigh*

Would it happen to be Kevin Smith's?  If so, LOL just at the memory, but yes, probably not appropriate to this forum.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on June 18, 2011, 09:30:34 PM
"Less than Zero" was on last night. Boy, did that ever turn out to be autobiographical for Robert Downey, Jr.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: neon_knights on June 19, 2011, 10:28:46 PM
Watched Pulp Fiction last night.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on June 19, 2011, 10:31:21 PM
I wanted to go see 2012 when it was in the Theaters. I know it is probably a mediocre movie but I never got to see it. I taped it the other day. Has anyone seen it? Any good?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on June 20, 2011, 09:13:13 PM
Any good?

Are you really seriously asking?  The answer, in short, is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on June 20, 2011, 10:12:43 PM
Any good?

Are you really seriously asking?  The answer, in short, is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I have to watch it. Ive made such a fuss already
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 20, 2011, 11:22:03 PM
Of course!  I subscribe to the idea that there's only one movie trilogy that can be mentioned in this manner (and it ain't LotR [which had it's good points and Return of the King did deserve that best picture oscar] or Godfather).  That said, there's only one book trilogy worthy of being called "the Trilogy" and it ain't any of the Star Wars (or Godfather).


Oh there is a great bit about that "trilogy", but I fear it would stretch the bounds propriety here. *sigh*

Would it happen to be Kevin Smith's?  If so, LOL just at the memory, but yes, probably not appropriate to this forum.

No. probably not!  There's only one Return and it's not of the King.  It's of the Jedi.

edit - By the way, Book Trilogies are for the weak.  I refer you to Captain Richard Sharpe.  (I know, all of you with class will remind me that by Waterloo he made it to Lieutenant Colonel but my favorite books were back when he was a Captain.)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 20, 2011, 11:27:02 PM
Any good?

Are you really seriously asking?  The answer, in short, is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I have to watch it. Ive made such a fuss already

You did well.  Watch it and keep the Fast Forward button handy.  Acting - poor.  Plot - poorer.  By poor I mean as poor as a widow who spent her last two mites then bought an Escalade taking a loan from the Mafia.  The world being destroyed bits...not bad.  I bet if you are liberal with the FF button you can make it into a 45 minute movie.  A decent 45 minute movie, but 45 minutes nonetheless. 

BTW, if the world does end in 2012, I blame John Cusack. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: John of the North on June 20, 2011, 11:30:20 PM
I've been super bored at home, so movies I have watched recently:

Children of Men
Fight Club
Body of Lies
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
The Young Victoria
2012 (hush now, the special effects made it bearable)
Public Enemies
Idiocracy
The Island (not the Orthodox one, but the one directed by Michael Bay)

I also completed series 2 of Primeval and watched part 1 of a British miniseries called The Outcasts. Spending my time wisely, as you all can see...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 21, 2011, 01:20:17 AM
I've been super bored at home, so movies I have watched recently:

Children of Men
Fight Club
Body of Lies
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
The Young Victoria
2012 (hush now, the special effects made it bearable)
Public Enemies
Idiocracy
The Island (not the Orthodox one, but the one directed by Michael Bay)

I also completed series 2 of Primeval and watched part 1 of a British miniseries called The Outcasts. Spending my time wisely, as you all can see...

Shh!  Don't talk about fight club!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on June 21, 2011, 02:20:13 AM
Just watched Elizabeth - The Golden Age. Pretty costumes and scenes, but I didn't care about the story at all.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on June 21, 2011, 02:54:56 AM
Children of Men is a remarkable film.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CBGardner on June 21, 2011, 11:18:37 AM
Just watched Elizabeth - The Golden Age. Pretty costumes and scenes, but I didn't care about the story at all.

That's how I felt about Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst. Beautiful for the eyes but grating on the mind.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: trifon on June 21, 2011, 11:58:20 AM
Just watched Elizabeth - The Golden Age. Pretty costumes and scenes, but I didn't care about the story at all.

I agree.  I found the first Elizabeth to have a much better story line. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fabio Leite on June 22, 2011, 07:24:25 PM
The last one I watched was X-Men: First Class... :D Liked Wolverine's cameo. Had a differente interpretation for Mystique's appearance issue than probably intended.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: HabteSelassie on June 22, 2011, 08:04:43 PM
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I just watched No Country For Old Men, which while seemingly not the best choice during Fasting season, actually turned out to be quite edifying.

It seems to me that this film has a good moral, that some of the aspects of our lives like our careers, our major decisions, our ambitions, are not necessarily based upon the material gain or the surface view, rather we often do what we do out of the "thrill of the chase"

In this film the drug and gun runners didn't seem to be doing what they did for the money, rather for the power, for the thrill, for the sheer experience of it, as surely there could be enough money or guns and yet these folks continue on with it.

Anton is a hitman not for the money, not for the drugs, not even for the power or the status, but rather because he seems to get a perverse thrill from it, a sense of determination and accomplishment.  He even makes this point when asking Carson (woody's character), "If the rule you followed lead you to this, what was the point of that rule?" before he killed him..

The Sherriff (Tommy Lee Jones) was not necessarily doing what he did out of a sense of justice or stopping the bad guys, as surely he had arrested and stopped enough to be satisfied, and yet in his attempt at retirement he was too anxious just to enjoy breakfast, rather the thrill of the chase still beckoned him.

Llewellyn Moss was not in it for the money, as several times he had the money and could have walked away, or even just abandoned the money.  The trouble really started for him not with the money, but with having gone back to give water to that dying drug dealer..

All the drama was not a result of the circumstances or the reality of the situations, rather as a result of the characters reactions, interpretations, decisions made afterward.

The conclusion where Anton goes to kill Llewellyn's wife explains it also, when he flips the coin and says, "Its the best I can do" and the wife responds saying," Its not the coin, its you, it was always you."

This is the truth.  We do not chase our dreams, make our livings, search out our ambitions because of the material rewards or the mental satisfaction of the accomplishment, rather like Anton or the Sheriff or the dealers or Llewellyn, we seem to operate more so out of the mechanism of having already been involved, of the thrill of being in the chase, of simply acting out the events to their conclusion.. We do what we do not because of principle or material gain, rather because we seem to have nothing else in life to do but to follow our opportunities be they what they are.

In this film, the opportunities were negative, but the reality was the same.  The Characters did not act because they had too, but because even if subconsciously they wanted to, to be involved with that never ending chase, just as the Sun always sets to rise again a new day.

stay blessed,
habte selassie
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 25, 2011, 12:13:41 AM
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I just watched No Country For Old Men, which while seemingly not the best choice during Fasting season, actually turned out to be quite edifying.

It seems to me that this film has a good moral, that some of the aspects of our lives like our careers, our major decisions, our ambitions, are not necessarily based upon the material gain or the surface view, rather we often do what we do out of the "thrill of the chase"

In this film the drug and gun runners didn't seem to be doing what they did for the money, rather for the power, for the thrill, for the sheer experience of it, as surely there could be enough money or guns and yet these folks continue on with it.

Anton is a hitman not for the money, not for the drugs, not even for the power or the status, but rather because he seems to get a perverse thrill from it, a sense of determination and accomplishment.  He even makes this point when asking Carson (woody's character), "If the rule you followed lead you to this, what was the point of that rule?" before he killed him..

The Sherriff (Tommy Lee Jones) was not necessarily doing what he did out of a sense of justice or stopping the bad guys, as surely he had arrested and stopped enough to be satisfied, and yet in his attempt at retirement he was too anxious just to enjoy breakfast, rather the thrill of the chase still beckoned him.

Llewellyn Moss was not in it for the money, as several times he had the money and could have walked away, or even just abandoned the money.  The trouble really started for him not with the money, but with having gone back to give water to that dying drug dealer..

All the drama was not a result of the circumstances or the reality of the situations, rather as a result of the characters reactions, interpretations, decisions made afterward.

The conclusion where Anton goes to kill Llewellyn's wife explains it also, when he flips the coin and says, "Its the best I can do" and the wife responds saying," Its not the coin, its you, it was always you."

This is the truth.  We do not chase our dreams, make our livings, search out our ambitions because of the material rewards or the mental satisfaction of the accomplishment, rather like Anton or the Sheriff or the dealers or Llewellyn, we seem to operate more so out of the mechanism of having already been involved, of the thrill of being in the chase, of simply acting out the events to their conclusion.. We do what we do not because of principle or material gain, rather because we seem to have nothing else in life to do but to follow our opportunities be they what they are.

In this film, the opportunities were negative, but the reality was the same.  The Characters did not act because they had too, but because even if subconsciously they wanted to, to be involved with that never ending chase, just as the Sun always sets to rise again a new day.

stay blessed,
habte selassie

Good assessment brother.

Selam

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: William on June 25, 2011, 01:02:26 AM
Rewatched The Departed with Spanish subtitles. Definitely not as good the second time around.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Poppy on June 25, 2011, 04:23:34 AM
No movie is as good the 2nd time round. EVEN Pulp Fiction and i love that one
"Garçon! Coffee!"...lolOl
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 26, 2011, 06:01:20 PM
No movie is as good the 2nd time round. EVEN Pulp Fiction and i love that one
"Garçon! Coffee!"...lolOl
I find that Inception and Napoleon Dynamite both improved upon the second viewing (albeit in very different ways).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on June 27, 2011, 12:31:18 AM
Didn't like the Big Lebowski until about the fifth time I saw it. Now it is one of my faves.

Why did I watch a film I didn't like five times? That is a story unto itself.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on June 30, 2011, 10:19:58 AM
Didn't like the Big Lebowski until about the fifth time I saw it. Now it is one of my faves.

Why did I watch a film I didn't like five times? That is a story unto itself.
I'd kind of like to hear it. I'm curious as to why it would take that long. That was a good movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: recent convert on June 30, 2011, 10:50:11 AM
Most personally current released movies seen: The Conspirator: an interpretation of the fate of Mary Surrat in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (good movie, will have to verify with history eventually but will always probably view flick as good) & Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on June 30, 2011, 01:24:41 PM
I watched 9th Company a few weeks ago.  It is a Russian movie about the Afghan War.  Not bad.  Not bad at all.  I thought it was very reminiscent of Full Metal Jacket.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on June 30, 2011, 01:37:34 PM
I saw the Objective last weekend. CIA + Afghanistan + Aliens. It was tolerable until the ending, which I felt was so open ended for the sake of being artsy. Dang IFC hipsters.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on July 02, 2011, 10:43:55 AM
Tree of Life
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 03, 2011, 01:01:37 AM
Tree of Life


Really?! Is it finally out ? Please tell us how you liked it. I've been waiting a long time for this one.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on July 03, 2011, 04:13:57 AM
Tree of Life


Really?! Is it finally out ? Please tell us how you liked it. I've been waiting a long time for this one.


Selam

visually it is beautiful, thought provoking , just a little too cut and paste for me. I loved the simplicity  and color of the 50's, a loving father trying his best and still getting it wrong compared to the angst, emptiness and sterility of the modern life.
The creation/evolution scene was amazing and it made me PERSONALLY believe that there is no way there is not a creator or plan behind our existence, it is not chance (others will differ in their interpretation)  Oh and the acting is very good, you forget it is THE Brad Pitt. :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on July 04, 2011, 01:39:01 AM
Children of Men is a remarkable film.

true, and very sad
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 04, 2011, 04:42:49 AM
Black Beauty, such a good film.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jrdBatcz1c
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: William on July 12, 2011, 10:39:14 PM
I saw The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Ennio Morricone made such a good score for that film.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: akimori makoto on July 12, 2011, 10:47:26 PM
Nobody went to the midnight screening of the final Harry Potter??
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 12, 2011, 11:16:29 PM
Watched Mao's Last Dancer last night. I really like liked it. A great (and true) story, and I was captivated by the incredible dancing. And I am by no means an afficianado of the ballet.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on July 12, 2011, 11:31:52 PM
Recent films courtesy of Netflix (BTW, anyone else heard about their plan to jack up the rates? I'm not happy about it!):

127 Hours with James Franco. 
Dinner for Schmucks with Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Zach Galifinakis
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on July 13, 2011, 12:15:12 AM
Recent films courtesy of Netflix (BTW, anyone else heard about their plan to jack up the rates? I'm not happy about it!):

127 Hours with James Franco. 
Dinner for Schmucks with Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Zach Galifinakis

Did Dinner for Schmucks make you feel like a schmuck for having watched, as it did for me?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 13, 2011, 12:58:44 AM
Nobody went to the midnight screening of the final Harry Potter??

It's OUT?!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 13, 2011, 01:16:07 AM
Nobody went to the midnight screening of the final Harry Potter??

It's OUT?!

The theaters here in Jackson, MS are showing Harry Potter marathons. But of course, no Tree of Life.   ::)


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 13, 2011, 01:17:39 AM
I saw 127 Hours the other night. A remarkable story, but an unremarkable movie.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on July 13, 2011, 10:54:21 AM
The most recent movie I've watched was an independent film called Diary of a City Priest. It was quite good. It shows a somewhat gritty view of the job of a Catholic priest in a rough inner city area of Philadelphia. David Morse plays the priest Fr. John McNamee and shows his struggles to try and serve everyone. It shows how much is demanded of him. People come to him at night asking for food, shoes, and help with their other problems not to mention all that is demanded by the people of his parish. It was hard for him to even sit down to eat dinner without interruption. It is a great story of self denial and sacrifice and how much this regular priest is responsible for. Honestly, to be a priest must require the patience of a rock, especially with Fr. John in the film.

I highly recommend it. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on July 13, 2011, 01:05:05 PM
Quote
Did Dinner for Schmucks make you feel like a schmuck for having watched, as it did for me?

It schucked.... :laugh:

primuspilus

P.S. Seriously, it was awful.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on July 13, 2011, 01:17:36 PM
Watched a ton of movies lately. Here's what I can remember:

Black Swan

The Tree of Life

The Queen

Waiting for Superman

Black Death

Battle: Los Angeles
(absolutely horrible)

Horrible Bosses

Just Go With It


Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Monk Vasyl on July 13, 2011, 04:12:15 PM
Nobody went to the midnight screening of the final Harry Potter??

I'm looking forward to seeing HP7 - Part 2 on Friday at 10am.  I loved the series, but am not fanatical enough to go to a midnight showing.  For the last 7 the theatre was pretty empty at the 10am showing, and I could enjoy the movie in peace. I guess this proves I'm an old fogey... ;D 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on July 13, 2011, 04:16:19 PM

The Queen
How did you like it?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 13, 2011, 04:58:05 PM

Battle: Los Angeles[/i] (absolutely horrible)


Agreed. Have you seen Skyline? It's practically the same movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on July 13, 2011, 07:32:41 PM
The Queen
How did you like it?

Great acting, but a little too British in terms of the boorish drama. It's a one-time watch for sure.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on July 13, 2011, 07:58:34 PM
Black Beauty, such a good film.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jrdBatcz1c

Good book, too.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Poppy on July 14, 2011, 12:12:18 AM
Watched a ton of movies lately. Here's what I can remember:

Black Swan

The Tree of Life

The Queen

Waiting for Superman

Black Death

Battle: Los Angeles
(absolutely horrible)

Horrible Bosses

Just Go With It




you need a new hobby lolOl
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 14, 2011, 12:12:20 AM
Black Beauty, such a good film.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jrdBatcz1c

Good book, too.

Very much so, first book I ever read.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 14, 2011, 01:38:14 AM
Took my sons to see Buck earlier tonight. What a wonderful and inspiring documentary!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCMm5uoZtXw


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Phoenix73 on July 16, 2011, 07:31:04 AM
Just came back from seeing Mozart's sister, it was ok.

Saw Bridesmaids last week, loved it.

 :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on July 16, 2011, 10:20:24 AM
Cop Out

How to Train Your Dragon

Harry Potter and the Death Hallows: Part 2
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 16, 2011, 12:40:40 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2  :angel:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Stephen St. Pierre on July 16, 2011, 03:24:23 PM
I watched lately:

Ostrov (Russian: The Island) - Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man (a holy fool!) whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. Amazing faith and repentance shown by this monk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw8HUH7M2qU

Missing Links - “Now you will discover the definitive truth about 9/11 and learn why even the most popular movies on the subject have failed to address the evidence exhaustively presented in this video. The facts will make it abundantly clear that the so-called 9/11 “Truth” movement has been infiltrated and is ultimately controlled by the same criminal group who masterminded the attacks. As they say, ‘if you want to control the dissent you lead the dissent.’ Utilizing evidence from the FBI, CIA, NSA, US Armed Forces Intelligence sectors, Foreign Intelligence organizations, local law enforcement agencies and independent investigators, Missing Links goes where no other 9/11 video has dared to.”

http://www.911missinglinks.com/watch-movie/

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 16, 2011, 06:23:28 PM
I watched lately:

Ostrov (Russian: The Island) - Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man (a holy fool!) whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. Amazing faith and repentance shown by this monk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw8HUH7M2qU


I LOVE Ostrov, such a good story.  :angel:


Missing Links - “Now you will discover the definitive truth about 9/11 and learn why even the most popular movies on the subject have failed to address the evidence exhaustively presented in this video. The facts will make it abundantly clear that the so-called 9/11 “Truth” movement has been infiltrated and is ultimately controlled by the same criminal group who masterminded the attacks. As they say, ‘if you want to control the dissent you lead the dissent.’ Utilizing evidence from the FBI, CIA, NSA, US Armed Forces Intelligence sectors, Foreign Intelligence organizations, local law enforcement agencies and independent investigators, Missing Links goes where no other 9/11 video has dared to.”

http://www.911missinglinks.com/watch-movie/



I'd love to watch this movie (I'm very much a 9/11 Truther), but the movie doesnt show up on the link, just a big blank spot.  :-\
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 16, 2011, 08:59:52 PM
Some DVDs I bought recently:

I Spit on Your Grave (1978) - Rape and revenge. Interesting movie. Ending was a bit of a letdown.

I Spit on Your Grave (2010) - More rape and revenge. Better than the original.

Andersonville - Prison camp--Civil war style. This movie gets less interesting as each year passes.

Children of the Living Dead - Terrible horror movie, but one of my guilty pleasures.

No Retreat, No Surrender - Van Damme is in this one, but the rest of the movie is so completely awful that VD actually doesn't seem half bad in comparison.

The Ruins - Some of the stuff in this movie made me pull my now-almost-nonexistent hair out. I ended up liking it in spite of itself though.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fabio Leite on July 16, 2011, 10:58:10 PM

No Retreat, No Surrender - Van Damme is in this one, but the rest of the movie is so completely awful that VD actually doesn't seem half bad in comparison.


It's a classic. I have it on a VHS with two others: Bloodsport and The Last Dragon.
(http://www.gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=2590350&t=o) (http://www.gifsoup.com/view/2590350/no-retreat.html)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 16, 2011, 11:02:48 PM
It's a classic. I have it on a VHS with two others: Bloodsport and The Last Dragon.
(http://www.gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=2590350&t=o)
 (http://www.gifsoup.com/view/2590350/no-retreat.html)

I recently bought it on DVD. Amazon, etc. didn't have any (region 1) available, so I just googled to find a copy and bought one. I have to admit that it didn't live up to my nostalgic memories of it from my youth ;) ;D :angel:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Stephen St. Pierre on July 16, 2011, 11:07:01 PM
I watched lately:

Ostrov (Russian: The Island) - Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man (a holy fool!) whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. Amazing faith and repentance shown by this monk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw8HUH7M2qU


I LOVE Ostrov, such a good story.  :angel:


Missing Links - “Now you will discover the definitive truth about 9/11 and learn why even the most popular movies on the subject have failed to address the evidence exhaustively presented in this video. The facts will make it abundantly clear that the so-called 9/11 “Truth” movement has been infiltrated and is ultimately controlled by the same criminal group who masterminded the attacks. As they say, ‘if you want to control the dissent you lead the dissent.’ Utilizing evidence from the FBI, CIA, NSA, US Armed Forces Intelligence sectors, Foreign Intelligence organizations, local law enforcement agencies and independent investigators, Missing Links goes where no other 9/11 video has dared to.”

http://www.911missinglinks.com/watch-movie/



I'd love to watch this movie (I'm very much a 9/11 Truther), but the movie doesnt show up on the link, just a big blank spot.  :-\

Weird. I think maybe they censored it from Vimeo or something. I know YouTube doesn't like it either. How about this one?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7877765982288566190



Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 17, 2011, 12:07:50 AM
Weird. I think maybe they censored it from Vimeo or something. I know YouTube doesn't like it either. How about this one?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7877765982288566190


Yup, this one works. Thanks mate!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jharek Carnelian on July 17, 2011, 11:00:18 AM
I watched lately:

Ostrov (Russian: The Island) - Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man (a holy fool!) whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. Amazing faith and repentance shown by this monk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw8HUH7M2qU

Missing Links - “Now you will discover the definitive truth about 9/11 and learn why even the most popular movies on the subject have failed to address the evidence exhaustively presented in this video. The facts will make it abundantly clear that the so-called 9/11 “Truth” movement has been infiltrated and is ultimately controlled by the same criminal group who masterminded the attacks. As they say, ‘if you want to control the dissent you lead the dissent.’ Utilizing evidence from the FBI, CIA, NSA, US Armed Forces Intelligence sectors, Foreign Intelligence organizations, local law enforcement agencies and independent investigators, Missing Links goes where no other 9/11 video has dared to.”

http://www.911missinglinks.com/watch-movie/



Not fond at all of  Clint Eastwood are you Stephen?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CBGardner on July 17, 2011, 03:10:47 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2  :angel:

Just watched Part 1 last night so now I'm stoked for Part 2!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on July 17, 2011, 03:15:13 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2  :angel:
Just watched Part 1 last night so now I'm stoked for Part 2!

The first part is really intense!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CBGardner on July 17, 2011, 03:20:23 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2  :angel:
Just watched Part 1 last night so now I'm stoked for Part 2!

The first part is really intense!

I know my hand was sore at the end from clinching the whole time! It had been so long since I'd seen a new HP that I was blown away by how far they've come. I don't like theaters though so I hope Pt2 gets to DVD quick.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 17, 2011, 07:23:59 PM
Rachel has me watching Unsolved Mysteries on DVD, probably doesnt count as a movie, but still.  8)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Stephen St. Pierre on July 17, 2011, 07:51:04 PM
I watched lately:

Ostrov (Russian: The Island) - Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man (a holy fool!) whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. Amazing faith and repentance shown by this monk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw8HUH7M2qU

Missing Links - “Now you will discover the definitive truth about 9/11 and learn why even the most popular movies on the subject have failed to address the evidence exhaustively presented in this video. The facts will make it abundantly clear that the so-called 9/11 “Truth” movement has been infiltrated and is ultimately controlled by the same criminal group who masterminded the attacks. As they say, ‘if you want to control the dissent you lead the dissent.’ Utilizing evidence from the FBI, CIA, NSA, US Armed Forces Intelligence sectors, Foreign Intelligence organizations, local law enforcement agencies and independent investigators, Missing Links goes where no other 9/11 video has dared to.”

http://www.911missinglinks.com/watch-movie/



Not fond at all of  Clint Eastwood are you Stephen?

??? Where'd that come from?

Indeed I am. I like his old stuff like 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'. 'Gran Torino' was good too.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on July 17, 2011, 10:54:03 PM
The Iron Giant. It was a nice, surprisingly smart bit of nostalgia.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on July 17, 2011, 11:30:12 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2  :angel:
Just watched Part 1 last night so now I'm stoked for Part 2!

The first part is really intense!

I know my hand was sore at the end from clinching the whole time! It had been so long since I'd seen a new HP that I was blown away by how far they've come. I don't like theaters though so I hope Pt2 gets to DVD quick.

We need to talk . . .

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: thefizzle656 on July 17, 2011, 11:44:29 PM
Coming to America.  It may be old, but it is still really funny.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: William on July 18, 2011, 12:10:36 AM
I put The Searchers in my Netflix queue.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: bogdan on July 18, 2011, 12:16:10 AM
Just finished introducing the Star Wars saga to my sister in law over the past several weeks. Against my brother's wish we went in the order of release (4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3). We substituted the Phantom Edits for the prequels, to avoid the awkward bits. And there was much rejoicing.

Having watched them all in a short span of time, it's interesting how filmmaking evolved in the last 35 years. Episode 2 is definitely the most technically polished / modern of the series (with its multitudes of slow zooms and pans, perfect lighting, etc). Episode 3 apparently attempted to bridge the gap, with rougher techniques, more retro optical effects, and the return of 70s scifi production design.

She didn't seem to particularly enjoy them but oh well. My brother and I did. :D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 18, 2011, 12:20:18 AM
Coming to America.  It may be old, but it is still really funny.

Many young people probably find it impossible to believe that Eddie Murphy was once funny.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Poppy on July 18, 2011, 11:12:20 AM
Coming to America.  It may be old, but it is still really funny.

Many young people probably find it impossible to believe that Eddie Murphy was once funny.

ppl loose there ability to be funny when they get old
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CBGardner on July 18, 2011, 01:25:04 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2  :angel:
Just watched Part 1 last night so now I'm stoked for Part 2!

The first part is really intense!

I know my hand was sore at the end from clinching the whole time! It had been so long since I'd seen a new HP that I was blown away by how far they've come. I don't like theaters though so I hope Pt2 gets to DVD quick.

We need to talk . . .



Shoot my friend ...

Oh I finally got around to seeing Dead Man and I'll admit at first I turned it off; I wasn't in the right mood. Went back a few days later and was surprised I got bored the first time. Each scene in itself sometimes confused me or got real slow, but when you start putting them together and see it as a larger piece, the beauty becomes apparent. I heard your slow moving comment but didn't take it to heart like I should've. Overall I was glad I watched it.
I'm still dying to see Meek's Cutoff! Since you mentioned it I've read so many great reviews.  I might have to take a trip to BBuster since you can't stream it on the Flix.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ioannis Climacus on July 18, 2011, 02:10:35 PM
Zardoz
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Keo2OgB3lIc/TWgYyLbBPFI/AAAAAAAAACU/sF_ZEbBenH4/s1600/zardoz.jpg)

I think this was the weirdest movie I have ever seen. Very thought provoking yet, so bizarre that at several times of the film, I doubted the sanity of the director. It does, however, make for a good post-credits discussion.

The trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGVIdA3dx0
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on July 18, 2011, 02:20:02 PM
Coming to America.  It may be old, but it is still really funny.

Many young people probably find it impossible to believe that Eddie Murphy was once funny.

ppl loose there ability to be funny when they get old

George Carlin is absolute proof this ain't true. And the best folks usually just die before they get old. We brilliantly hilarious people come from backgrounds where the environment ate away the parts of our brains which do not allow certain juxtapositions to be made, thus giving the ability to put together surprising and humorous elements together, often mixing the banal with the vulgar.

The other part of losing that part of your brain is that you are probably going to drink and drug yourself to an early grave or just go a more direct path of suicide.

All great comedy comes from people who were put through the grinder and were able to laugh while it happened.

Except dear old George, who had a lovely childhood, sane adult life, and long and wonderful marriage.

May his memory be eternal.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on July 18, 2011, 02:52:22 PM
Coming to America.  It may be old, but it is still really funny.

Many young people probably find it impossible to believe that Eddie Murphy was once funny.

ppl loose there ability to be funny when they get old

George Carlin is absolute proof this ain't true. And the best folks usually just die before they get old. We brilliantly hilarious people come from backgrounds where the environment ate away the parts of our brains which do not allow certain juxtapositions to be made, thus giving the ability to put together surprising and humorous elements together, often mixing the banal with the vulgar.

The other part of losing that part of your brain is that you are probably going to drink and drug yourself to an early grave or just go a more direct path of suicide.

All great comedy comes from people who were put through the grinder and were able to laugh while it happened.

Except dear old George, who had a lovely childhood, sane adult life, and long and wonderful marriage.

May his memory be eternal.

Don't forget the cocaine.  But yes, may his memory be eternal.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 18, 2011, 05:18:26 PM
Zardoz
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Keo2OgB3lIc/TWgYyLbBPFI/AAAAAAAAACU/sF_ZEbBenH4/s1600/zardoz.jpg)

I think this was the weirdest movie I have ever seen. Very thought provoking yet, so bizarre that at several times of the film, I doubted the sanity of the director. It does, however, make for a good post-credits discussion.

The trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGVIdA3dx0

Sean Connery???
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on July 18, 2011, 10:13:08 PM
Zardoz
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Keo2OgB3lIc/TWgYyLbBPFI/AAAAAAAAACU/sF_ZEbBenH4/s1600/zardoz.jpg)

I think this was the weirdest movie I have ever seen. Very thought provoking yet, so bizarre that at several times of the film, I doubted the sanity of the director. It does, however, make for a good post-credits discussion.

The trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGVIdA3dx0

The gun is good. The penis is evil... Go forth and kill

Words to live by.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on July 18, 2011, 10:24:08 PM


Sean Connery???
In a diaper...

Some say he did it because he was tired of being Bond and wanted to ruin the image.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on July 18, 2011, 10:30:35 PM
Zardoz
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Keo2OgB3lIc/TWgYyLbBPFI/AAAAAAAAACU/sF_ZEbBenH4/s1600/zardoz.jpg)

I think this was the weirdest movie I have ever seen. Very thought provoking yet, so bizarre that at several times of the film, I doubted the sanity of the director. It does, however, make for a good post-credits discussion.

The trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGVIdA3dx0

Sean Connery???

I can't believe people ain't seen nor heard of this bizarre piece.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on July 19, 2011, 09:16:17 AM
Zardoz
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Keo2OgB3lIc/TWgYyLbBPFI/AAAAAAAAACU/sF_ZEbBenH4/s1600/zardoz.jpg)

I think this was the weirdest movie I have ever seen. Very thought provoking yet, so bizarre that at several times of the film, I doubted the sanity of the director. It does, however, make for a good post-credits discussion.

The trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGVIdA3dx0

Sean Connery???

I can't believe people ain't seen nor heard of this bizarre piece.

Heard of - Yes.  Seen - No.

Debating on getting Netflix or finding a Blockbusters that is still around.  Haven't seen Seven Samurai and Yojimbo for quite some time.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on July 21, 2011, 03:28:01 PM
Going to see Captain America at midnight. I'll let you know what I think.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on July 24, 2011, 11:50:29 AM
Zardoz



I saw that one when it was in the theaters... It was weird then, too.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on July 24, 2011, 11:51:58 AM

Many young people probably find it impossible to believe that Eddie Murphy was once funny.

Eddie Murphy is funny when he's done voice work like Donkey in Shrek... at least we think so in our family.  ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ebor on July 24, 2011, 11:53:57 AM
Cars 2  and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2

I enjoyed both of them very much.

I also saw (via NetFlix) the "Mythbusters" where they take on and bust the "Moon Landings never happened" myths... Lots of fun.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on July 24, 2011, 12:36:46 PM
Yesterday, I watched a DVD I got from Rent Anime, "Visions of Suffering." It was a live-action movie. It's a very, very creepy Russian horror film about vampires. It's shot as if you're looking through a keyhole. That'd be fine now and then, but for over two hours it was hard to take. A bit too tacky for me. Very frightening, but too off-kilter to be something I'd want to see again. I've got to see something happy today to make up for it.  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 24, 2011, 06:36:39 PM
Guess what I'm watching.  ;D

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/05_01/IndianaJones1L_468x663.jpg)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on July 24, 2011, 07:00:11 PM
Going to see Captain America at midnight. I'll let you know what I think.
Very good. On par with the other Marvel Studios films (except Iron Man 2, which was pretty meh in comparison). I also saw Good Night, and Good Luck, which was very well-done, if a tad slow-paced.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 24, 2011, 07:27:09 PM
Going to see Captain America at midnight. I'll let you know what I think.
Very good. On par with the other Marvel Studios films (except Iron Man 2, which was pretty meh in comparison). I also saw Good Night, and Good Luck, which was very well-done, if a tad slow-paced.

So is it comparable to Thor then? I LOVED Thor.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on July 24, 2011, 08:03:44 PM
I saw Captain America yesterday, too!


It was a fairly typical Marvel movie, but not a bad summer flick. I was talking about more innovation or something and my husband rolled his eyes. I never read Marvel comics, and I suppose that the true comparison lies in its faithfulness to the original Captain America stories.

But yes, as a woman, I bumped up the rating a little bit.  ;) Hello! Chris Evans looked quite dashing in that role. I also loved the period clothing in general as well.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on July 24, 2011, 08:28:54 PM
I just ordered Zardoz from the rental service. I expect it should be fun.  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on July 25, 2011, 12:29:56 PM
Going to see Captain America at midnight. I'll let you know what I think.
Very good. On par with the other Marvel Studios films (except Iron Man 2, which was pretty meh in comparison). I also saw Good Night, and Good Luck, which was very well-done, if a tad slow-paced.

So is it comparable to Thor then? I LOVED Thor.
Yeah. Comparable to Thor definitely. I personally liked it a bit better due to better action (which is to be expected when your director is the Rocketeer guy rather than the Hamlet guy.)
I saw Captain America yesterday, too!


It was a fairly typical Marvel movie, but not a bad summer flick. I was talking about more innovation or something and my husband rolled his eyes. I never read Marvel comics, and I suppose that the true comparison lies in its faithfulness to the original Captain America stories.

But yes, as a woman, I bumped up the rating a little bit.  ;) Hello! Chris Evans looked quite dashing in that role. I also loved the period clothing in general as well.
It was fairly faithful, and I understand why they deviated when they did. The only thing I would have changed for the sake of faithfulness would have been Bucky's relationship with Steve. I understand why they didn't want to go with the kid-sidekick angle, but it would have been nice if they tried to capture the whole big-brother, little-brother dynamic. Still, overall, a worthy build-up to this (http://www.comingsoon.net/nextraimages/avengersassemblebig.jpg).

I saw Unknown last night (I watch a lot of movies in the summer.) It would have been a rather mediocre thriller if it hadn't contained the force of awesomeness that is Liam Neeson.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on July 25, 2011, 12:56:40 PM
Still waiting for Panzer 88 to come out.  It's going to be a horror movie about the crew of a King Tiger facing off vs a Demon. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 25, 2011, 04:01:09 PM
Anyone going to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes (coming out Aug. 5th)? I didn't like the 2001 Planet of the Apes at all, but I get the impression that this one might be better...

Also... (http://youtu.be/i-6L_hT3QtQ)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: TinaG on July 25, 2011, 05:06:43 PM
Anyone going to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes (coming out Aug. 5th)? I didn't like the 2001 Planet of the Apes at all, but I get the impression that this one might be better...

Also... (http://youtu.be/i-6L_hT3QtQ)

I was looking forward to it until I saw the trailer.  I'll go see the movie but it's going to have to really rely on more than a bunch of CGI special effects.  That's what made the original Planet of the Apes movies so awesomely good - special effects using actors instead of CGI.  Those CGI apes just look too soulless and fake.

As for what I'm watching, I finally got to see Watchmen this weekend.  I still haven't made up my mind on that one though. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on July 26, 2011, 07:54:32 AM
Still waiting for Panzer 88 to come out.  It's going to be a horror movie about the crew of a King Tiger facing off vs a Demon. 

I saw an interesting (not necessarily good) Nazi-vs.-demon movie called The Keep recently. It's set in Romania.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on July 26, 2011, 09:17:37 AM
Still waiting for Panzer 88 to come out.  It's going to be a horror movie about the crew of a King Tiger facing off vs a Demon. 

I saw an interesting (not necessarily good) Nazi-vs.-demon movie called The Keep recently. It's set in Romania.

I have heard of that, just haven't seen it yet. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Opus118 on July 26, 2011, 11:21:51 AM
Zardoz
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Keo2OgB3lIc/TWgYyLbBPFI/AAAAAAAAACU/sF_ZEbBenH4/s1600/zardoz.jpg)

I think this was the weirdest movie I have ever seen. Very thought provoking yet, so bizarre that at several times of the film, I doubted the sanity of the director. It does, however, make for a good post-credits discussion.

The trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGVIdA3dx0

Sean Connery???

I can't believe people ain't seen nor heard of this bizarre piece.

I already commented on this in  the "schlocky movie" thread:

Does Sean Connery's awful movie Zardoz deserve a spot?  It's got a giant flying skull, and 1970's sci-fi pantsuits, and did I mention.....A FLYING SKULL?

Strange, I found this a rather deep, thought provoking, sci-fi movie along with "Dark Star" that also came out in 1974. Then again, I really like Jim Henson's "The Christmas Toy" and perhaps it is just me.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on July 31, 2011, 09:47:24 PM
There not movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.

I loveloveLOVE these.  I have the complete set on dvd and they never. get. old. :)

Watched the first episode. I might have found a nice way to pass some time. Thanks.

Schulzi! and Vladi!

Big thanks on this recommendation. Jeremy Brett is brrrilliant. He really is.

Excellent viewing during convalescence.

My buddy who is a Sherlock Holmes freak (readingwise) saw a few episodes with me and is going to buy the DVD set.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on July 31, 2011, 10:08:39 PM
I love Jeremy Brett in those.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on August 01, 2011, 06:39:57 PM
 Broke: The New American Dream (http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Covels-Trend-Following-Film/dp/B002L2I65G) by Michael Covel.

 OK, so it's not a movie, but a documentary but I thoroughly enjoyed it for many reasons.  First, I like investing and this documentary discusses the importance of not following the herd, but honing your autonomy.  Second, I agree with his assertion that it's irresponsible and contradictory for the gov't to ban online gambling yet sanction state lotteries (I dislike gambling altogether, but he makes a great point).  He discusses the greed that got us into the sub-prime mortgage fiasco we're still recovering from.  I'm not sure how I feel about his assertion that mutual funds and 'buy-and-hold' investing strategy is a lose/lose proposition, but he does make some interesting points. And finally, any one who points out the fallacies of that hack James Cramer (host of CNBC's 'Mad Money') is OK in my book.

  Here's a review  (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-martin/broke-the-new-american-dr_b_225806.html) that pretty much sums it up really well.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on August 02, 2011, 12:31:49 AM
"Invictus" was pretty good.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on August 02, 2011, 08:26:16 AM
One of many reasons why I love Jeremy Brett's Sherlock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjKXFBkNE10&feature=related
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on August 03, 2011, 08:17:37 PM
Watched The Rite the other night starring Anthony Hopkins. I liked it. Powerful story.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 03, 2011, 09:17:31 PM
Secretariat, again.  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 03, 2011, 11:16:43 PM
Watched a bit of Murdoch Mysteries. Set in late-1800s Canada.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on August 08, 2011, 12:21:34 PM
Has anyone else seen "Midnight in Paris"? In the scenes at the shop selling the Cole Porter 78's is that a portrait of the last Tsarevich (Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov) in the background, dressed as a sailor holding a model ship?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 08, 2011, 12:44:55 PM
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, VERY, VERY GOOD.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 08, 2011, 01:46:21 PM
Has anyone else seen "Midnight in Paris"? In the scenes at the shop selling the Cole Porter 78's is that a portrait of the last Tsarevich (Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov) in the background, dressed as a sailor holding a model ship?

Much will be lost if you don't have a very strong background what was going in arts, lit, etc. from about 1880-1930 Paris.

It is high brow inside baseball.

Even without the above it is a lovely film. If you have the above, it might offset the pain of paying back your school loans which landed you a job a Border's which is now closing by about 1.03%.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fabio Leite on August 08, 2011, 02:06:45 PM
The last ones I watched were Captain America and non-released pilot for the defunct Wonder-Woman series. Not as bad as I expected, but I think the actress doesn't have the kind of beauty that I expect for Wonder-Woman (more Xena-like, I'd say).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on August 08, 2011, 02:08:49 PM
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, VERY, VERY GOOD.

It is on my list of movies that are going to get seen.  Hopefully in the next week.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 08, 2011, 02:41:56 PM
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, VERY, VERY GOOD.

It is on my list of movies that are going to get seen.  Hopefully in the next week.

Not bad. Not great. Cudda been terrible.

But you have to ask yourself as a director what is going on when the only decent actor in the entire film is that guy who plays the weird dude from LotR who is acting through a cgi'ed chimp costume.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 08, 2011, 02:52:30 PM
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, VERY, VERY GOOD.

It is on my list of movies that are going to get seen.  Hopefully in the next week.

Not bad. Not great. Cudda been terrible.

But you have to ask yourself as a director what is going on when the only decent actor in the entire film is that guy who plays the weird dude from LotR who is acting through a cgi'ed chimp costume.

Poor Smeagol, he can't even get some love on a discussion board dedicated to uber-nerdy geekery.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Cognomen on August 08, 2011, 03:50:00 PM
One of many reasons why I love Jeremy Brett's Sherlock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjKXFBkNE10&feature=related

Reading youtube comments lauding the Ritchie/Downey Jr. version over Brett's makes me feel slightly ill.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on August 08, 2011, 03:54:15 PM
Broke: The New American Dream (http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Covels-Trend-Following-Film/dp/B002L2I65G) by Michael Covel.

 OK, so it's not a movie, but a documentary but I thoroughly enjoyed it for many reasons.  First, I like investing and this documentary discusses the importance of not following the herd, but honing your autonomy.  Second, I agree with his assertion that it's irresponsible and contradictory for the gov't to ban online gambling yet sanction state lotteries (I dislike gambling altogether, but he makes a great point).  He discusses the greed that got us into the sub-prime mortgage fiasco we're still recovering from.  I'm not sure how I feel about his assertion that mutual funds and 'buy-and-hold' investing strategy is a lose/lose proposition, but he does make some interesting points. And finally, any one who points out the fallacies of that hack James Cramer (host of CNBC's 'Mad Money') is OK in my book.

  Here's a review  (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-martin/broke-the-new-american-dr_b_225806.html) that pretty much sums it up really well.
Along the same lines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR2c_K8rbqQ
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 08, 2011, 08:14:14 PM
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, VERY, VERY GOOD.

It is on my list of movies that are going to get seen.  Hopefully in the next week.

Not bad. Not great. Cudda been terrible.

But you have to ask yourself as a director what is going on when the only decent actor in the entire film is that guy who plays the weird dude from LotR who is acting through a cgi'ed chimp costume.

Poor Smeagol, he can't even get some love on a discussion board dedicated to uber-nerdy geekery.
We knows! "What's up with thatses!?" we wonders-don't we, my Precious?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 08, 2011, 11:11:28 PM
Man on Wire
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809968085/video/8806368/20080714/133/8806368-100-flash-s.68210688-,8806368-300-flash-s.68210689-,8806368-700-flash-s.68210690-,8806368-1000-flash-s.68210692-,8806368-100-wmv-s.68210684-,8806368-300-wmv-s.68210685-,8806368-700-wmv-s.68210686-,8806368-1000-wmv-s.68210687-,8806369-2700-qtv-s.68214530-,8806369-6800-qtv-s.68214531-,8806369-10300-qtv-s.68214532-

Very cool documentary!



Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 09, 2011, 05:58:41 AM
Going through my DVDs of the original Outer Limits  ;D.

Too bad I don't own the nineties/oughts series as well. Then again so many of those were downers.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 09, 2011, 07:05:44 AM
Man on Wire
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809968085/video/8806368/20080714/133/8806368-100-flash-s.68210688-,8806368-300-flash-s.68210689-,8806368-700-flash-s.68210690-,8806368-1000-flash-s.68210692-,8806368-100-wmv-s.68210684-,8806368-300-wmv-s.68210685-,8806368-700-wmv-s.68210686-,8806368-1000-wmv-s.68210687-,8806369-2700-qtv-s.68214530-,8806369-6800-qtv-s.68214531-,8806369-10300-qtv-s.68214532-

Very cool documentary!



Selam

Shows what the French have been doing for forever, turning human movement into real art. From mime (not that ridiculous stuff you usually see) to parkour.

Parkour and free running hit America and it becomes a "sport".

Got to see this on the big screen.

Absolutely wonderful. Great Sunday afternoon viewing.

Highly recommended.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: akimori makoto on August 13, 2011, 04:06:15 AM
Did anyone else notice Voldemort wears an exorasson in the latest Harry Potter?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on August 13, 2011, 04:24:20 AM
The Boondock Saints.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on August 13, 2011, 12:18:50 PM
Logan's Run.  Campy 70s sci-fi at its best (i.e. worst).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 13, 2011, 08:15:11 PM
This looks interesting. http://video.aol.com/video-detail/bunraku-trailer-no-1/2110950345
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on August 13, 2011, 10:08:45 PM
Logan's Run.  Campy 70s sci-fi at its best (i.e. worst).

Yes! That was a good one.  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on August 14, 2011, 12:14:48 AM
Disney/Pixar's "Up"
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 14, 2011, 12:53:30 AM
Disney/Pixar's "Up"

The "short film" which begins that work is brilliant.

Verklempt and verweint.

Very lovely.

The rest of the movie was OK.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 14, 2011, 08:26:38 PM
(http://www.nickutopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Salute-Your-Shorts.jpg)

God that was a good show...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 14, 2011, 10:00:18 PM
Did anyone else notice Voldemort wears an exorasson in the latest Harry Potter?
So Orthodox priests are dark wizards who only care about their own immortality. Sounds like Hollywood to me, yep (though I'm sure they think Orthodoxy=RCC).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 14, 2011, 10:47:44 PM
Indiana Jones and the Ancient Astronaut Theory.  :police:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: akimori makoto on August 15, 2011, 12:32:18 AM
Disney/Pixar's "Up"

I loved it. I always scrutinise "children's" movies for their moral content and Up exceeded expectations.

I'm quite over the Disney worldview where ugly = bad and beautiful = good.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: akimori makoto on August 15, 2011, 12:32:45 AM
Did anyone else notice Voldemort wears an exorasson in the latest Harry Potter?
So Orthodox priests are dark wizards who only care about their own immortality.

Wow, where do I find a seminary, then?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 15, 2011, 01:06:08 AM

I'm quite over the Disney worldview where ugly = bad and beautiful = good.
A Muslim once told me that. A good soul shows in one's face, apparently.
Did anyone else notice Voldemort wears an exorasson in the latest Harry Potter?
So Orthodox priests are dark wizards who only care about their own immortality.

Wow, where do I find a seminary, then?
lol
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 15, 2011, 08:02:47 AM
I'm quite over the Disney worldview where ugly = bad and beautiful = good.
You would have loved my lit class in college. We were all loathe to analyze the movies we had enjoyed as children, let alone the Disney corporation, but we all left that class quite jaded.

My economics professor made us watch the first 10 minutes of Pocahontas and asked, "Okay, tell me what's wrong with that movie?" And we made a 15-item long list. Not sure why we had to do that for econ class, but it was a fun exercise.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: akimori makoto on August 15, 2011, 08:31:15 PM
My economics professor made us watch the first 10 minutes of Pocahontas and asked, "Okay, tell me what's wrong with that movie?" And we made a 15-item long list. Not sure why we had to do that for econ class, but it was a fun exercise.

The real question is "what was right with that movie?".

It is painful to watch Disney attempt to keep speed with the morality of the masses.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on August 18, 2011, 05:59:28 AM
10 possibilities for Conan the Barbarian:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/08/17/139715774/ten-alternate-identities-for-conan-the-barbarian-if-he-abandons-barbarism
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: mark thomas on August 19, 2011, 11:35:23 PM
Just re-watched the movie "Ink" the other day. I love that movie.

Out of curiosity, has it been reviewed or discussed before on this site?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on August 20, 2011, 12:30:17 AM
Rise of Planet of the Apes.  Very nice.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on August 20, 2011, 12:08:42 PM
Broke: The New American Dream (http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Covels-Trend-Following-Film/dp/B002L2I65G) by Michael Covel.

 OK, so it's not a movie, but a documentary but I thoroughly enjoyed it for many reasons.  First, I like investing and this documentary discusses the importance of not following the herd, but honing your autonomy.  Second, I agree with his assertion that it's irresponsible and contradictory for the gov't to ban online gambling yet sanction state lotteries (I dislike gambling altogether, but he makes a great point).  He discusses the greed that got us into the sub-prime mortgage fiasco we're still recovering from.  I'm not sure how I feel about his assertion that mutual funds and 'buy-and-hold' investing strategy is a lose/lose proposition, but he does make some interesting points. And finally, any one who points out the fallacies of that hack James Cramer (host of CNBC's 'Mad Money') is OK in my book.

  Here's a review  (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-martin/broke-the-new-american-dr_b_225806.html) that pretty much sums it up really well.
Along the same lines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR2c_K8rbqQ

Well, it's somewhat along the same lines.  I've since gone and watched "Broke" several more times and see now that, although it does profile poor choices (such as too much credit, lotteries, etc...), it's actually advocating Trend Following (a sub-field of technical analysis which is one of several ways to analyze and forecast stock market outcome [the other being Fundamental Analysis]).

Thank you for linking us to "Maxed Out...".  :) I hadn't previously heard of it, but now will recommend it before watching "Broke".    
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on August 20, 2011, 06:49:09 PM
10 possibilities for Conan the Barbarian:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/08/17/139715774/ten-alternate-identities-for-conan-the-barbarian-if-he-abandons-barbarism
Bah. They missed the best one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZHoHaAYHq8
 ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on August 20, 2011, 06:55:57 PM
"The Superhero." An English film in which a young boxer takes on the role of vigilante.

 :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 21, 2011, 12:44:01 AM
Panic

A very good movie. But be forewarned: it does contain profanity, violence, and other disturbing things.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: mark thomas on August 21, 2011, 03:49:42 PM
Priest. (not a very Orthodox movie!)

Evil cowboy vampires being battled by futuristic RCC priests with unexplained supernatural powers in cliched matrix-like battle scenes. Pass the popcorn!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: scamandrius on August 21, 2011, 10:11:50 PM
Just finished Captain Blood with Errol Flynn.  A classic.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 21, 2011, 10:40:14 PM
Was he O positive or AB negative?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on August 22, 2011, 12:36:10 AM
I've recently been watching clips of the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_1hglRkPk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_1hglRkPk)

WARNING: Video replete with offensive language (GySgt Hartman is about as foul-mouthed a character as you'll ever find in a movie.) - Viewer discretion is advised.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on August 22, 2011, 02:20:17 AM
I've recently been watching clips of the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_1hglRkPk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_1hglRkPk)

WARNING: Video replete with offensive language (GySgt Hartman is about as foul-mouthed a character as you'll ever find in a movie.) - Viewer discretion is advised.

Don't stop with the Boot Camp part like most people do. It's a great film overall.  If you want more, check out 9th Company - The Russian FMJ in Afghanistan.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on August 22, 2011, 04:38:26 AM
I've recently been watching clips of the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_1hglRkPk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_1hglRkPk)

WARNING: Video replete with offensive language (GySgt Hartman is about as foul-mouthed a character as you'll ever find in a movie.) - Viewer discretion is advised.

Don't stop with the Boot Camp part like most people do. It's a great film overall.  If you want more, check out 9th Company - The Russian FMJ in Afghanistan.
I watched all of Full Metal Jacket once. Great Vietnam War movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on August 22, 2011, 08:36:40 PM
Just found out Citizen Kane on Blu Ray is coming out in a few weeks. Color me excited. ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: turtlemom on August 22, 2011, 08:40:58 PM
We just got The Greatest Story Ever Told from Blockbuster. I'm so tired of wimpy Christs. Our Lord was a carpenter, he walked all over Judea and some ares outside of Judea. Whatever happened to historical accuracy???
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on August 22, 2011, 08:44:38 PM
We just got The Greatest Story Ever Told from Blockbuster. I'm so tired of wimpy Christs. Our Lord was a carpenter, he walked all over Judea and some ares outside of Judea. Whatever happened to historical accuracy???
You'd love The Gospel According to St. Matthew by Pasolini
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 22, 2011, 11:05:46 PM
I just wandered out of the living room, where my husband is watching The Walking Dead (tv show, not movie). I've sat through some zombie flicks, but this show just grosses me out. Bleagh.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: tuesdayschild on August 22, 2011, 11:10:43 PM
I just wandered out of the living room, where my husband is watching The Walking Dead (tv show, not movie). I've sat through some zombie flicks, but this show just grosses me out. Bleagh.

I watched one or two episodes (part of a marathon). No thanks.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 22, 2011, 11:11:29 PM
We just got The Greatest Story Ever Told from Blockbuster. I'm so tired of wimpy Christs. Our Lord was a carpenter, he walked all over Judea and some ares outside of Judea. Whatever happened to historical accuracy???
You'd love The Gospel According to St. Matthew by Pasolini

It is literally sitting in front me. My Priest or someone gave it to me tonight. I was in a bit of stupor. Maybe it was an angel.

But nevertheless, there it is.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on August 23, 2011, 12:41:21 AM
No love for Walking Dead!  I loved it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 23, 2011, 12:49:22 AM
Was he O positive or AB negative?

A- here.

Story of my life.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 23, 2011, 05:06:52 AM
Was he O positive or AB negative?

A- here.

Story of my life.
Are you Asian at all?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 23, 2011, 07:40:34 AM
No love for Walking Dead!  I loved it.
The storyline isn't actually too bad, but the zombies really gross me out.

I actually never watch any gory horror movies. I made some concessions after I met Mr. Ismi (SOME), which included all of the Resident Evil movies, which I tolerate because I played the video games.

(I do have to hide under the couch when they have the usual Milla-Jovovich-ripping-hospital-needles-out-of-her-body scenes, though.?)

But the zombies, with their entrails dragging around, was just too much for me. Ick.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 23, 2011, 11:53:49 AM
Was he O positive or AB negative?

A- here.

Story of my life.
Are you Asian at all?

No, didn't know it correlated with being Asian, thought it was sorta uncommon all around.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Papist on August 23, 2011, 05:18:04 PM
I recently saw Sucker Punch and I actually thought that it was pretty good.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on August 23, 2011, 09:31:09 PM
I recently saw Sucker Punch and I actually thought that it was pretty good.

I thought I might rent that soon. I have some other stuff to watch first.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 24, 2011, 12:37:38 AM
Now that I have Netflix, I finally watched OSTROV. I LOVED it!!!


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 24, 2011, 05:06:16 AM
Now that I have Netflix, I finally watched OSTROV. I LOVED it!!!


Selam

One by one. Does anyone else not see this film is schlock, besides me?

It is was cringe worthy at times. 

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 24, 2011, 05:25:23 AM
 
Now that I have Netflix, I finally watched OSTROV. I LOVED it!!!


Selam

One by one. Does anyone else not see this film is schlock, besides me?

It is was cringe worthy at times. 




Yes, I know some people love it and some hate it. So I went in to it prepared for the worst. But I found it to beautiful in its simplicity, and a very good and fair portrayal of Orthodoxy. I guess if I hadn't known about "fools for Christ," then I may not have appreciated it. It was also refreshing to see a well-made movie that deals with the human dramas of sin, evil, and redemption without being profane and pornographic.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 24, 2011, 06:18:41 AM
Now that I have Netflix, I finally watched OSTROV. I LOVED it!!!


Selam

One by one. Does anyone else not see this film is schlock, besides me?

It is was cringe worthy at times. 




Yes, I know some people love it and some hate it. So I went in to it prepared for the worst. But I found it to beautiful in its simplicity, and a very good and fair portrayal of Orthodoxy. I guess if I hadn't known about "fools for Christ," then I may not have appreciated it. It was also refreshing to see a well-made movie that deals with the human dramas of sin, evil, and redemption without being profane and pornographic.


Selam

Some nice art school cinematography but that is it.

From the script to acting, it was terrible.

Oh well.

And I don't think you can really accomplish the bolded part of your statement. Sin and evil are not categories but real actions which are profane and pornographic at times.

Sides, you need some edge to sell a film.

Hard to sell a story is all that is "bad" happens off stage.

Some good films out there about redemption that don't take place in an Orthodox fable.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 24, 2011, 07:31:42 AM
Now that I have Netflix, I finally watched OSTROV. I LOVED it!!!


Selam

One by one. Does anyone else not see this film is schlock, besides me?

It is was cringe worthy at times. 




Yes, I know some people love it and some hate it. So I went in to it prepared for the worst. But I found it to beautiful in its simplicity, and a very good and fair portrayal of Orthodoxy. I guess if I hadn't known about "fools for Christ," then I may not have appreciated it. It was also refreshing to see a well-made movie that deals with the human dramas of sin, evil, and redemption without being profane and pornographic.


Selam

Some nice art school cinematography but that is it.

From the script to acting, it was terrible.

Oh well.

And I don't think you can really accomplish the bolded part of your statement. Sin and evil are not categories but real actions which are profane and pornographic at times.

Sides, you need some edge to sell a film.

Hard to sell a story is all that is "bad" happens off stage.

Some good films out there about redemption that don't take place in an Orthodox fable.



So it must be offensive to be artistic? Not gonna buy into that my friend. I always say that any message or story can be creatively portrayed in a manner that is suitable for children. If an artist has to use profanity, nudity, vulgarity, and gore to convey his point, then he is a poor artist indeed. And sadly, or society is rife with very poor artists. But that doesn't mean we have to settle for the garbage they produce.

I guess the Lives of the Saints is beneath your artistic level. (Or is it perhaps above it?)


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on August 24, 2011, 08:02:22 AM
Recently re-watched David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive." Can't say that I understood it better, compared to my first exposure to it (about 4 years ago), but the aesthetic impact was the same. Amazing, mesmerizing, truly surreal. Lynch is a genius, a sorcerer if you will.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 24, 2011, 08:15:13 AM
So it must be offensive to be artistic? Not gonna buy into that my friend. I always say that any message or story can be creatively portrayed in a manner that is suitable for children. If an artist has to use profanity, nudity, vulgarity, and gore to convey his point, then he is a poor artist indeed. And sadly, or society is rife with very poor artists. But that doesn't mean we have to settle for the garbage they produce.

I guess the Lives of the Saints is beneath your artistic level. (Or is it perhaps above it?)


Selam

I don't mean to pick on you, my friend, but I've always thought about this.

The Bible itself, as well as the history of the Church, has stories that I wouldn't consider "Child-friendly" at all.

Yes, companies do abridge the Bible and put it in terms that younger children can understand and appreciate, but I think is fine for them. I

But I've wondered whether we, as adults, should ourselves seek the "child-friendly" route. We can read the Bible. We read literature that isn't always "appropriate." Of course it isn't kosher to love vulgarity, but watching sugar-coated stories about real-life events that were much more raw, tragic, etc., comes off as so false. I'd rather not watch any movies than have to watch the stuff that is put out by today's evangelical Christian market (I don't know of the movie you're talking about, so I am not being specific here).

I used to be surrounded by adults who would ooh and ahh over movies like Fireproof and One Night With the King (awful, really). I really don't understand it myself. I think that we could use to inject some more reality in movies, not just what Focus on the Family happens to find appropriate at any given time.

But I also understand the critique that we shouldn't necessarily be wanting more sex, vulgar language, etc. in movies. I happen to stand on the other side of that, though.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: akimori makoto on August 24, 2011, 08:20:46 AM
Everyone here loves Dostoyevsky and his books are full of suicide, prostitution and drug abuse, right?

I don't think those things diminish the loftiness of that blessed author's prose.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 24, 2011, 08:39:33 AM
See IsmiLiora and akimori.

Was going to explain to you why you were wrong again this morning Gebre, but I thought three times was enough.

All this is obviously.

And you assume a lot, especially today. When did I say something "had to be offensive"?

First you assume what I have read. And now you project or amplify what I say and put words into my mouth.

Read, then post.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on August 24, 2011, 09:37:50 AM
See IsmiLiora and akimori.

Was going to explain to you why you were wrong again this morning Gebre, but I thought three times was enough.

All this is obviously.

And you assume a lot, especially today. When did I say something "had to be offensive"?

First you assume what I have read. And now you project or amplify what I say and put words into my mouth.

Read, then post.


I did read all your posts on this, and I am not sure why you didn't like Ostrov.  I thought it was a good movie.  I am not very "artistic" in that if something is artsy but doesn't tell a story worth hearing I won't subject myself to watching it, but I will watch a good yarn even if it doesn't push the boundaries.  With Ostrov, you could probably guess the ending (though to be honest I guessed Shutter Island far earlier in than I did Ostrov) but I still like seeing how it gets to that point.  Like Gebre was pointing out, it is kind of like a modern, fictional, Live of the Saints in movie form.  That is the main reason I liked it.  There are plenty of movies about redemption that are not Orthodox fables, but sometimes I want to watch a story about redemption that is an Orthodox fable.  (Good use of the word fable, BTW, since it is a fictional story and does have a moral lesson.  Generally when someone refers to Christianity in general as a "fairy tale" I see red and think unChristian thoughts.)

For the record, I can stomach movies with blood, gore, sex, and violence.  But I can enjoy a movie that gets the point across without any of it.  Time and place, yo. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 24, 2011, 09:39:06 AM
So it must be offensive to be artistic? Not gonna buy into that my friend. I always say that any message or story can be creatively portrayed in a manner that is suitable for children. If an artist has to use profanity, nudity, vulgarity, and gore to convey his point, then he is a poor artist indeed. And sadly, or society is rife with very poor artists. But that doesn't mean we have to settle for the garbage they produce. T

I guess the Lives of the Saints is beneath your artistic level. (Or is it perhaps above it?)


Selam

I don't mean to pick on you, my friend, but I've always thought about this.

The Bible itself, as well as the history of the Church, has stories that I wouldn't consider "Child-friendly" at all.

Yes, companies do abridge the Bible and put it in terms that younger children can understand and appreciate, but I think is fine for them. I

But I've wondered whether we, as adults, should ourselves seek the "child-friendly" route. We can read the Bible. We read literature that isn't always "appropriate." Of course it isn't kosher to love vulgarity, but watching sugar-coated stories about real-life events that were much more raw, tragic, etc., comes off as so false. I'd rather not watch any movies than have to watch the stuff that is put out by today's evangelical Christian market (I don't know of the movie you're talking about, so I am not being specific here).

I used to be surrounded by adults who would ooh and ahh over movies like Fireproof and One Night With the King (awful, really). I really don't understand it myself. I think that we could use to inject some more reality in movies, not just what Focus on the Family happens to find appropriate at any given time.

But I also understand the critique that we shouldn't necessarily be wanting more sex, vulgar language, etc. in movies. I happen to stand on the other side of that, though.


The Bible will offend everyone, as the Truth always does. But there is righteous way to convey the Truth, and I doubt if any Orhtodox Christian will accuse the prophets and apostles of conveying their message in an unrighteous manner.

There is a huge difference between the way Dostoevsky conveys dark and disturbing realities and the way Hollywood typically does. Dostoevsky was an artist, and he didn't need to graphically describe sexual acts and body parts in a salacious manner. He didn't need to have his characters curse profusely in order to make us realize they were reprobate. True artists don't have to sugar coat anything, but neither do they have to be gratuitous in order to convey their message. It's called creativity, of which there is a dearth in our current society.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 24, 2011, 09:40:18 AM
Fair enough, not that it's always necessary. I don't know the movie in question so I will leave it up to you guys.

I don't like comics who are very sexually vulgar, myself. I don't think it's necessary. But I think that the use of language and showing certain scenes, if done with a purpose and not just needlessly (horror porn anyone?), is fine. For me, anyway.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 24, 2011, 09:53:46 AM
So it must be offensive to be artistic? Not gonna buy into that my friend. I always say that any message or story can be creatively portrayed in a manner that is suitable for children. If an artist has to use profanity, nudity, vulgarity, and gore to convey his point, then he is a poor artist indeed. And sadly, or society is rife with very poor artists. But that doesn't mean we have to settle for the garbage they produce. T

I guess the Lives of the Saints is beneath your artistic level. (Or is it perhaps above it?)


Selam

I don't mean to pick on you, my friend, but I've always thought about this.

The Bible itself, as well as the history of the Church, has stories that I wouldn't consider "Child-friendly" at all.

Yes, companies do abridge the Bible and put it in terms that younger children can understand and appreciate, but I think is fine for them. I

But I've wondered whether we, as adults, should ourselves seek the "child-friendly" route. We can read the Bible. We read literature that isn't always "appropriate." Of course it isn't kosher to love vulgarity, but watching sugar-coated stories about real-life events that were much more raw, tragic, etc., comes off as so false. I'd rather not watch any movies than have to watch the stuff that is put out by today's evangelical Christian market (I don't know of the movie you're talking about, so I am not being specific here).

I used to be surrounded by adults who would ooh and ahh over movies like Fireproof and One Night With the King (awful, really). I really don't understand it myself. I think that we could use to inject some more reality in movies, not just what Focus on the Family happens to find appropriate at any given time.

But I also understand the critique that we shouldn't necessarily be wanting more sex, vulgar language, etc. in movies. I happen to stand on the other side of that, though.


The Bible will offend everyone, as the Truth always does. But there is righteous way to convey the Truth, and I doubt if any Orhtodox Christian will accuse the prophets and apostles of conveying their message in an unrighteous manner.

There is a huge difference between the way Dostoevsky conveys dark and disturbing realities and the way Hollywood typically does. Dostoevsky was an artist, and he didn't need to graphically describe sexual acts and body parts in a salacious manner. He didn't need to have his characters curse profusely in order to make us realize they were reprobate. True artists don't have to sugar coat anything, but neither do they have to be gratuitous in order to convey their message. It's called creativity, of which there is a dearth in our current society.


Selam


You are good at framing debate where no one was talking.

Not fair enough.

You have your emotional and idiosyncratic axes to grind.

That is fine. Just don't go looking for them in hands where they ain't.

And really given your recent list of thinkers you hold in esteem and taste in film, I'll pass on your aesthetic judgement.

Yeah, the Bible: incestual, homosexual rape? But hey it is the truth. And I knew what I was reading when I was kid when I read it.

The Bible would be rated NC-17 if it were filmed true to form.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 24, 2011, 09:57:05 AM

So it must be offensive to be artistic? Not gonna buy into that my friend. I always say that any message or story can be creatively portrayed in a manner that is suitable for children. If an artist has to use profanity, nudity, vulgarity, and gore to convey his point, then he is a poor artist indeed. And sadly, or society is rife with very poor artists. But that doesn't mean we have to settle for the garbage they produce. T

I guess the Lives of the Saints is beneath your artistic level. (Or is it perhaps above it?)


Selam

I don't mean to pick on you, my friend, but I've always thought about this.

The Bible itself, as well as the history of the Church, has stories that I wouldn't consider "Child-friendly" at all.

Yes, companies do abridge the Bible and put it in terms that younger children can understand and appreciate, but I think is fine for them. I

But I've wondered whether we, as adults, should ourselves seek the "child-friendly" route. We can read the Bible. We read literature that isn't always "appropriate." Of course it isn't kosher to love vulgarity, but watching sugar-coated stories about real-life events that were much more raw, tragic, etc., comes off as so false. I'd rather not watch any movies than have to watch the stuff that is put out by today's evangelical Christian market (I don't know of the movie you're talking about, so I am not being specific here).

I used to be surrounded by adults who would ooh and ahh over movies like Fireproof and One Night With the King (awful, really). I really don't understand it myself. I think that we could use to inject some more reality in movies, not just what Focus on the Family happens to find appropriate at any given time.

But I also understand the critique that we shouldn't necessarily be wanting more sex, vulgar language, etc. in movies. I happen to stand on the other side of that, though.


The Bible will offend everyone, as the Truth always does. But there is righteous way to convey the Truth, and I doubt if any Orhtodox Christian will accuse the prophets and apostles of conveying their message in an unrighteous manner.

There is a huge difference between the way Dostoevsky conveys dark and disturbing realities and the way Hollywood typically does. Dostoevsky was an artist, and he didn't need to graphically describe sexual acts and body parts in a salacious manner. He didn't need to have his characters curse profusely in order to make us realize they were reprobate. True artists don't have to sugar coat anything, but neither do they have to be gratuitous in order to convey their message. It's called creativity, of which there is a dearth in our current society.


Selam


You are good at framing debate where no one was talking.

Not fair enough.

You have your emotional and idiosyncratic axes to grind.

That is fine. Just don't go looking for them in hands where they ain't.

And really given your recent list of thinkers you hold in esteem and taste in film, I'll pass on your aesthetic judgement.

Yeah, the Bible: incestual, homosexual rape? But hey it is the truth. And I knew what I was reading when I was kid when I read it.

The Bible would be rated NC-17 if it were filmed true to form.


Gosh my friend, whose got the axe to grind here? Why all the venom in your comments to me? We can have an amicable discussion even in disagreement can't we?  ???


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 24, 2011, 10:00:32 AM
Where are we going to draw the line, though?

And Dostoevsky isn't the only respected artist. There are others who wrote and painted taboo subjects, used the occasional cuss word (or used it in every sentence), graphically described incidents. Point is, if we're reading about things that happened, I want to read about things that happened, not just coy hints and winks from an author or director. Not chiefly to gratify some carnal desire*, but because it feel completely fake to me the way some people portray certain situations.


*I don't want to say completely, because I don't know. I'm not one for sex scenes in movies at ALL, but sometimes I think a well placed one can really convey the message, see Nowhere in Africa.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 24, 2011, 10:02:52 AM

So it must be offensive to be artistic? Not gonna buy into that my friend. I always say that any message or story can be creatively portrayed in a manner that is suitable for children. If an artist has to use profanity, nudity, vulgarity, and gore to convey his point, then he is a poor artist indeed. And sadly, or society is rife with very poor artists. But that doesn't mean we have to settle for the garbage they produce. T

I guess the Lives of the Saints is beneath your artistic level. (Or is it perhaps above it?)


Selam

I don't mean to pick on you, my friend, but I've always thought about this.

The Bible itself, as well as the history of the Church, has stories that I wouldn't consider "Child-friendly" at all.

Yes, companies do abridge the Bible and put it in terms that younger children can understand and appreciate, but I think is fine for them. I

But I've wondered whether we, as adults, should ourselves seek the "child-friendly" route. We can read the Bible. We read literature that isn't always "appropriate." Of course it isn't kosher to love vulgarity, but watching sugar-coated stories about real-life events that were much more raw, tragic, etc., comes off as so false. I'd rather not watch any movies than have to watch the stuff that is put out by today's evangelical Christian market (I don't know of the movie you're talking about, so I am not being specific here).

I used to be surrounded by adults who would ooh and ahh over movies like Fireproof and One Night With the King (awful, really). I really don't understand it myself. I think that we could use to inject some more reality in movies, not just what Focus on the Family happens to find appropriate at any given time.

But I also understand the critique that we shouldn't necessarily be wanting more sex, vulgar language, etc. in movies. I happen to stand on the other side of that, though.


The Bible will offend everyone, as the Truth always does. But there is righteous way to convey the Truth, and I doubt if any Orhtodox Christian will accuse the prophets and apostles of conveying their message in an unrighteous manner.

There is a huge difference between the way Dostoevsky conveys dark and disturbing realities and the way Hollywood typically does. Dostoevsky was an artist, and he didn't need to graphically describe sexual acts and body parts in a salacious manner. He didn't need to have his characters curse profusely in order to make us realize they were reprobate. True artists don't have to sugar coat anything, but neither do they have to be gratuitous in order to convey their message. It's called creativity, of which there is a dearth in our current society.


Selam


You are good at framing debate where no one was talking.

Not fair enough.

You have your emotional and idiosyncratic axes to grind.

That is fine. Just don't go looking for them in hands where they ain't.

And really given your recent list of thinkers you hold in esteem and taste in film, I'll pass on your aesthetic judgement.

Yeah, the Bible: incestual, homosexual rape? But hey it is the truth. And I knew what I was reading when I was kid when I read it.

The Bible would be rated NC-17 if it were filmed true to form.


Gosh my friend, whose got the axe to grind here? Why all the venom in your comments to me? We can have an amicable discussion even in disagreement can't we?  ???


Selam


You should hear how I talk to my friends. It is much worse. And I ain't the one throwing insults. That would you telling me about my ivory tower.

This is called internetz polemics.

This ain't venom, this is lightweight.

You aren't used to being called out on your poor use of rhetoric. Put "Selam" after you misconstrue what someone says and toss in a personal jab and all is OK? Fine by me. But show me where I am wrong.

You are a moving target. You argue with someone about something they have said.

And for some reason OC.net hasn't saved any of my drafts this morning. I had some real zingers about MLK.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 24, 2011, 10:03:34 AM
Point is, if we're reading about things that happened, I want to read about things that happened, not just coy hints and winks from an author or director.

What's a coy hint? The Bible says Lot's daughters got him drunk and raped him, it doesn't need to describe every pelvic thrust.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 24, 2011, 10:07:01 AM
Point is, if we're reading about things that happened, I want to read about things that happened, not just coy hints and winks from an author or director.

What's a coy hint? The Bible says Lot's daughters got him drunk and raped him, it doesn't need to describe every pelvic thrust.

That story is rich. Gotta know your genres to make sense of that one.

I got drunk and my daughters raped me . . .
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 24, 2011, 10:08:17 AM
Point is, if we're reading about things that happened, I want to read about things that happened, not just coy hints and winks from an author or director.

What's a coy hint? The Bible says Lot's daughters got him drunk and raped him, it doesn't need to describe every pelvic thrust.

Times change, genres change, even within the OT and NT. The language of time and culture alters. And Orthodoxy claims to have done the same, or should since it has. Dressing up as Turkish judges and the like.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 24, 2011, 10:11:20 AM
LOL, YMMV. I don't think that they need to describe every pelvic thrust either (eliminating all dirty jokes from this post right now).

I think we're differing here in what is appropriate. GMK said "Child-friendly." I would go so far as to say that telling your child the story itself is not "child-friendly." We're not talking about what Lot's daughter said during the said ordeal. We're talking about mentioning that it happened.

Where you can go with that is a different story. There are different ways of portraying it.

I am just citing these popular Christian movies that barely let the husband and wife kiss yet are OK with showing more violence. Talk about the mixed signals you are sending. Healthy sexual tension in marriage, no. Violence, why not.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 24, 2011, 10:15:12 AM
Point is, if we're reading about things that happened, I want to read about things that happened, not just coy hints and winks from an author or director.

What's a coy hint? The Bible says Lot's daughters got him drunk and raped him, it doesn't need to describe every pelvic thrust.

That story is rich. Gotta know your genres to make sense of that one.

I got drunk and my daughters raped me . . .

I don't know which genre it would be intended as, other than as an attempted explanation of the iniquity of Ammon and Moab. I have a hard time believing Peter would actually call Lot a righteous man if he really did rape his own daughters, that far dwarfs any other Patriarchal wrong-doing.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 24, 2011, 10:16:44 AM
LOL, YMMV. I don't think that they need to describe every pelvic thrust either (eliminating all dirty jokes from this post right now).

I think we're differing here in what is appropriate. GMK said "Child-friendly." I would go so far as to say that telling your child the story itself is not "child-friendly." We're not talking about what Lot's daughter said during the said ordeal. We're talking about mentioning that it happened.

Where you can go with that is a different story. There are different ways of portraying it.

I am just citing these popular Christian movies that barely let the husband and wife kiss yet are OK with showing more violence. Talk about the mixed signals you are sending. Healthy sexual tension in marriage, no. Violence, why not.
Oh, ok. I see what you mean.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 24, 2011, 10:17:00 AM
Where are we going to draw the line, though?

And Dostoevsky isn't the only respected artist. There are others who wrote and painted taboo subjects, used the occasional cuss word (or used it in every sentence), graphically described incidents. Point is, if we're reading about things that happened, I want to read about things that happened, not just coy hints and winks from an author or director. Not chiefly to gratify some carnal desire*, but because it feel completely fake to me the way some people portray certain situations.


*I don't want to say completely, because I don't know. I'm not one for sex scenes in movies at ALL, but sometimes I think a well placed one can really convey the message, see Nowhere in Africa.



I know what you're saying. I'm not a prude. I think there are some very good movies, books, and art that have profanity and nudity. But I still maintain that a truly creative person can convey the depths of human depravity or the pleasures of romance without being gratuitous. I don't buy into the whole "keeping it real" attitude that many people espouse today. When I use the bathroom, I close the door. My wife knows the unpleasant reality of what's going in there without me having to expose her to it.

The Bible contains accounts of lust, murder, idolatry, and all manner of sins. We read that David lusted after Bathsheba and committed adultery and murder by proxy. But we don't read a salacious, detailed account of David and Bathsheba's sexual acts. Are we less enlightened because of it? I doubt it.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on August 24, 2011, 10:23:39 AM
Just to clarify, I said "suitable for children," not "child-friendly." There is no part of the Bible that is not suitable for children, IMHO. Much of the Bible is not necessarily "child-friendly," but it is suitable for them. After all, I don't think the Holy Spirit would inspire Scriptures that are not suitable for children.



Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 24, 2011, 10:26:35 AM
Hm, why not? How would you explain some of the more salacious aspects, so to speak?

I mean, I guess there is a basic way to explain it. I knew about the woman being stoned for adultery and I kind of knew what adultery was, but I didn't look too in-depth into the Bible at a young age.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on August 24, 2011, 10:36:16 AM
I must say, I find myself more and more in tune with Gebre's line of thinking.

From Psycho to Seven, the best and most horrific films just hint at what's going on (in varying degrees).  The latter is perfect example.  In the "Lust" scene, we see/hear about the weapon used.  Even that's almost too much.  In the hands of a lesser director, we probably would have seen the crime taking place.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 24, 2011, 12:38:28 PM
Point is, if we're reading about things that happened, I want to read about things that happened, not just coy hints and winks from an author or director.

What's a coy hint? The Bible says Lot's daughters got him drunk and raped him, it doesn't need to describe every pelvic thrust.

That story is rich. Gotta know your genres to make sense of that one.

I got drunk and my daughters raped me . . .

I don't know which genre it would be intended as, other than as an attempted explanation of the iniquity of Ammon and Moab. I have a hard time believing Peter would actually call Lot a righteous man if he really did rape his own daughters, that far dwarfs any other Patriarchal wrong-doing.

Noah did have sex with his son.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 24, 2011, 12:45:41 PM
Hm, why not? How would you explain some of the more salacious aspects, so to speak?

I mean, I guess there is a basic way to explain it. I knew about the woman being stoned for adultery and I kind of knew what adultery was, but I didn't look too in-depth into the Bible at a young age.

I knew as a kid that Noah had sex with his son, Lot had sex with his daughters. David killed a man to have his wife. David doubled up on the foreskins to present Saul as a prize for his daughter. Solomon . . .

Pretty graphic that scene.

Hey and God kills infants en masse for the decision, wait not really a decision, because God hardened the heart of one man.


Etc.  

Pretty much everything in the Bible was quite clear. But I didn't go to a "Sunday School" church. We read the Bible. And we weren't Puritans. Weird as crazy as it was, the one thing we weren't wasn't Puritanical nor prudish.

EDIT: But I think people were open about this because it wasn't far from most folks' home lives. //:=)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 24, 2011, 01:02:22 PM
Point is, if we're reading about things that happened, I want to read about things that happened, not just coy hints and winks from an author or director.

What's a coy hint? The Bible says Lot's daughters got him drunk and raped him, it doesn't need to describe every pelvic thrust.

That story is rich. Gotta know your genres to make sense of that one.

I got drunk and my daughters raped me . . .

I don't know which genre it would be intended as, other than as an attempted explanation of the iniquity of Ammon and Moab. I have a hard time believing Peter would actually call Lot a righteous man if he really did rape his own daughters, that far dwarfs any other Patriarchal wrong-doing.

Noah did have sex with his son.
He was drunk and Ham started it. He was also pretty angry afterward.



Verboten vulgarity replaced with something more acceptable  - PtA
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 24, 2011, 01:05:29 PM
Point is, if we're reading about things that happened, I want to read about things that happened, not just coy hints and winks from an author or director.

What's a coy hint? The Bible says Lot's daughters got him drunk and raped him, it doesn't need to describe every pelvic thrust.

That story is rich. Gotta know your genres to make sense of that one.

I got drunk and my daughters raped me . . .

I don't know which genre it would be intended as, other than as an attempted explanation of the iniquity of Ammon and Moab. I have a hard time believing Peter would actually call Lot a righteous man if he really did rape his own daughters, that far dwarfs any other Patriarchal wrong-doing.

Noah did have sex with his son.
He was drunk and Ham started it. He was also pretty angry afterward.



Verboten vulgarity replaced with something more acceptable  - PtA

That's the MOST awesome defense ever. literal LOL. spit and computer and all that.

Thank you. Better than coffee for a pick me up.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on August 24, 2011, 01:07:08 PM
You're welcome. The money for your new keyboard is in the mail.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on August 24, 2011, 10:40:38 PM
Priest = disgustingly uninteresting vamps and utter boredom. I definitely prefer a more seductive vamp.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: akimori makoto on August 24, 2011, 10:59:57 PM
Priest = disgustingly uninteresting vamps and utter boredom. I definitely prefer a more seductive vamp.

Team Edward?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on August 25, 2011, 12:17:29 AM
Priest = disgustingly uninteresting vamps and utter boredom. I definitely prefer a more seductive vamp.

Team Edward?

Not bad, I suppose. I what thinking more of Count Dracula, Christopher Lee style. ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: akimori makoto on August 25, 2011, 12:24:33 AM
Priest = disgustingly uninteresting vamps and utter boredom. I definitely prefer a more seductive vamp.

Team Edward?

Not bad, I suppose. I what thinking more of Count Dracula, Christopher Lee style. ;)

I will admit he has a sexy voice.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on August 25, 2011, 12:48:03 AM
Priest = disgustingly uninteresting vamps and utter boredom. I definitely prefer a more seductive vamp.

Team Edward?

Not bad, I suppose. I what thinking more of Count Dracula, Christopher Lee style. ;)

I will admit he has a sexy voice.

Lovely English voice. And he's the proto bad-boy vamp!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on August 25, 2011, 12:56:08 AM
You all make me sick.

This > than all things else vampirage:

(http://buffyvamps.webs.com/buffy1.jpg)

Cutting edge TV. One of the best non-cable TV series ever. Broke many rules on TV which other shows just merely toy with.


Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on August 25, 2011, 01:42:00 AM
You all make me sick.


We are cool that way. ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 25, 2011, 02:04:03 AM
Priest = disgustingly uninteresting vamps and utter boredom. I definitely prefer a more seductive vamp.

Team Edward?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_h4yhXY0LFOw/TUeGDLeWwCI/AAAAAAAAANY/La4_6Ouonqo/s1600/01.jpg)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on August 25, 2011, 02:45:00 AM
^^ Someone's completely missed the point of vampiric immortality.  :laugh:

Watched the Eagle the other night. Wasn't bad. Was up at Hadrian's Wall a few weeks ago. Fabulously interesting!

Pirates of the Carribean #4. Why did they bother? Was kind of excited to see that the scene with King George was actually filmed at Hampton Court Palace! After that I lost interest completely.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 25, 2011, 12:16:11 PM
Priest = disgustingly uninteresting vamps and utter boredom. I definitely prefer a more seductive vamp.

Team Edward?

Not bad, I suppose. I what thinking more of Count Dracula, Christopher Lee style. ;)

I will admit he has a sexy voice.

C'mon, you are from Oz, he has nothing on you!  ::)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: serb1389 on August 25, 2011, 01:15:56 PM

So it must be offensive to be artistic? Not gonna buy into that my friend. I always say that any message or story can be creatively portrayed in a manner that is suitable for children. If an artist has to use profanity, nudity, vulgarity, and gore to convey his point, then he is a poor artist indeed. And sadly, or society is rife with very poor artists. But that doesn't mean we have to settle for the garbage they produce. T

I guess the Lives of the Saints is beneath your artistic level. (Or is it perhaps above it?)


Selam

I don't mean to pick on you, my friend, but I've always thought about this.

The Bible itself, as well as the history of the Church, has stories that I wouldn't consider "Child-friendly" at all.

Yes, companies do abridge the Bible and put it in terms that younger children can understand and appreciate, but I think is fine for them. I

But I've wondered whether we, as adults, should ourselves seek the "child-friendly" route. We can read the Bible. We read literature that isn't always "appropriate." Of course it isn't kosher to love vulgarity, but watching sugar-coated stories about real-life events that were much more raw, tragic, etc., comes off as so false. I'd rather not watch any movies than have to watch the stuff that is put out by today's evangelical Christian market (I don't know of the movie you're talking about, so I am not being specific here).

I used to be surrounded by adults who would ooh and ahh over movies like Fireproof and One Night With the King (awful, really). I really don't understand it myself. I think that we could use to inject some more reality in movies, not just what Focus on the Family happens to find appropriate at any given time.

But I also understand the critique that we shouldn't necessarily be wanting more sex, vulgar language, etc. in movies. I happen to stand on the other side of that, though.


The Bible will offend everyone, as the Truth always does. But there is righteous way to convey the Truth, and I doubt if any Orhtodox Christian will accuse the prophets and apostles of conveying their message in an unrighteous manner.

There is a huge difference between the way Dostoevsky conveys dark and disturbing realities and the way Hollywood typically does. Dostoevsky was an artist, and he didn't need to graphically describe sexual acts and body parts in a salacious manner. He didn't need to have his characters curse profusely in order to make us realize they were reprobate. True artists don't have to sugar coat anything, but neither do they have to be gratuitous in order to convey their message. It's called creativity, of which there is a dearth in our current society.


Selam


You are good at framing debate where no one was talking.

Not fair enough.

You have your emotional and idiosyncratic axes to grind.

That is fine. Just don't go looking for them in hands where they ain't.

And really given your recent list of thinkers you hold in esteem and taste in film, I'll pass on your aesthetic judgement.

Yeah, the Bible: incestual, homosexual rape? But hey it is the truth. And I knew what I was reading when I was kid when I read it.

The Bible would be rated NC-17 if it were filmed true to form.


Gosh my friend, whose got the axe to grind here? Why all the venom in your comments to me? We can have an amicable discussion even in disagreement can't we?  ???


Selam


You should hear how I talk to my friends. It is much worse. And I ain't the one throwing insults. That would you telling me about my ivory tower.

This is called internetz polemics.

This ain't venom, this is lightweight.

You aren't used to being called out on your poor use of rhetoric. Put "Selam" after you misconstrue what someone says and toss in a personal jab and all is OK? Fine by me. But show me where I am wrong.

You are a moving target. You argue with someone about something they have said.

And for some reason OC.net hasn't saved any of my drafts this morning. I had some real zingers about MLK.

I would like to remind you fine gentlemen and the rest of the posters on this thread that this part of the forum is for general conversation and NOT for debate, nitpicking, abrasive language, or basically anything outside of polite discussion.  This is a public warning to all of you to stick to the rules & realize what thread you are posting in.  Keep in mind that you could start a daughter post/thread in just about any other part of the board.  Hint, hint. 

- Serb1389. General Fora Moderator 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: mike on August 25, 2011, 01:19:21 PM
Mary and  Max - best flm I've seen for a long time.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 25, 2011, 03:23:57 PM
En Ganske Snill Mann - A Somewhat Gentle Man starring Stellan Skarsgård (aka Dr. Erik Selvig in Thor/The Avengers)

(http://web.skuespillersenter.no/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/en_ganske_snill_mann_feature_film_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on September 08, 2011, 03:30:40 AM
Big Wednesday

I stumbled across this one on Netflix. A wonderful movie with the best surfing footage I've ever seen. Awesome stuff!



Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Fabio Leite on September 09, 2011, 09:04:25 AM
Point is, if we're reading about things that happened, I want to read about things that happened, not just coy hints and winks from an author or director.

What's a coy hint? The Bible says Lot's daughters got him drunk and raped him, it doesn't need to describe every pelvic thrust.

That story is rich. Gotta know your genres to make sense of that one.

I got drunk and my daughters raped me . . .

I don't know which genre it would be intended as, other than as an attempted explanation of the iniquity of Ammon and Moab. I have a hard time believing Peter would actually call Lot a righteous man if he really did rape his own daughters, that far dwarfs any other Patriarchal wrong-doing.

Noah did have sex with his son.
He was drunk and Ham started it. He was also pretty angry afterward.



Verboten vulgarity replaced with something more acceptable  - PtA

Just as a note, that is a very unsubstantial interpretation.

Origen seemed to believe that Ham simply mocked his father for being drunk and naked and that was a sacrilege.
Modern interpretations point to some passages in the OT where the phrase used in that passage is used euphemistically to refer to having sex to a man's wife, thus Ham would have commited incest with his mother and not with Noah.

I'm with Origen on this. The text does not lend itself to such perversions without *large* leaps of interpretation and I really don't like the tabloid  interpretations many scholars use for the Bible, always looking for the most perverted scandal they could imagine based on the faintest evidence.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on September 16, 2011, 12:14:29 AM
I'm watching 9th Company again.  Right now the Muj are overrunning the base.  Great film.  Russian Full Metal Jacket.  Down to boot camp.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on September 16, 2011, 12:17:32 AM
Your Highness
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on September 16, 2011, 12:02:23 PM
Based on a conversation from another thread I want to see Woodie Allen's "The Front" again. It's about the Red Scare in the 1950's. Zero Mostel is in it and gives the best performance of his career I think.

 Several of the people who appear in the film, including Mostel were hauled in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in real life and were blacklisted ( they couldn't work in Hollywood for many years).

Here's a clip.. Warning.. He drops the F bomb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE5rvXn9Wkc


The Movie is a little bit of pay back.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Vlad on September 16, 2011, 07:31:38 PM
Last night Cecil B Demilles' "King of Kings" from 1927.


Tonight "Rasputin" with Alan Rickman.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 17, 2011, 02:02:12 PM
THOR, THOR, THOR, THOR, THOR again, THOR, THOR.  ;D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on September 19, 2011, 11:28:35 PM
Just watched Ingredients with husby (my stupid nickname for him -- I think I'll use it here, too).

We just got Netflix a month ago, and we finally accomplished it. I KNEW we were going to get the "Critically Acclaimed Cerebral Documentaries" category eventually, because we are so hipster and watch food/environmentalist/political documentaries all the time. The other one is something about comedy, so we're not totally lost causes.  :angel:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 20, 2011, 08:30:39 AM
Was gonna stick this in the Sports thread since a sports film was brought up.

Decided it would get more attention here. And I hope its gets your attention //:=)



If I ain't playing or I ain't gotta alotta scratch on a game, I don't care about sports, especially when boxing died.

But in terms of sport films . . .

Two of my favorite movies:

Forget MLK and the rest, this man did more to move more racists in this country to love a black man. He was the you-know many hated to love. Charisma, grace, looks, power, wit, the man was who any man in his right mind would want to be:

(http://pics.filmaffinity.com/When_We_Were_Kings-975461797-large.jpg)

Saw it on the big screen and DVD. The DVD ending made the film even more heart warming / breaking. No need to be a boxing fan for this. Just as much a story about good old George Foreman as Mike.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Man everyone kid I grew up with wanted to be. Shocking film. Was blown away. Nothing I expected. Don't have to enjoy boxing nor like the man. Probably the greatest, sorry Ali, of all time. He is one of those names who gets named among the greatest in their field and yet remains under-appreciated. The next time I hear someone call him a great "puncher", they are likely to get knocked out. He was boxing.


The eloquence of this film is staggering. Mike has a unique and incredibly interesting voice, literally and figuratively. A fine, fine story teller. Perhaps not one of the most truthful accounts of a life, but certainly one of the most honest. A quiet and meditative film on a life of sound and fury which shows sound and fury indeed can signify much in the end in the most surprising of ways.


(http://www.joblo.com/movie-posters/images/full/2009-tyson-1.jpg)

If you watch either of these films and you ain't moved or don't appreciate the sheer brilliance of story telling here, we have no reason to speak to each other.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 20, 2011, 01:06:22 PM
Forgot to post.  :)

USA 13 - Russia 6 in the 2011 Rugby World Cup

http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/matches/match=10931/index.html
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: CoptoGeek on September 20, 2011, 04:35:24 PM
Just recently saw The Lark Farm on Netflix streaming, very powerful movie about an Armenian family during the genocide.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Tallitot on September 20, 2011, 05:44:07 PM
"The Queen's Sister" I caught this piece of fluff on cable the other day. Lucy Cohu does a good job as Mrs. Windsor's kid sister:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuXFHOv2eoM
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: William on September 20, 2011, 05:44:37 PM
Netflix shipped us Gran Torino. Maybe I'll be able to watch it when my Chinese teacher stops giving us quizzes every day.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 20, 2011, 05:46:21 PM
"The Queen's Sister" I caught this piece of fluff on cable the other day. Lucy Cohu does a good job as Mrs. Windsor's kid sister:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuXFHOv2eoM

You have no idea how much delight this posts of yours bring to my life.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on September 20, 2011, 05:51:52 PM
Netflix shipped us Gran Torino. Maybe I'll be able to watch it when my Chinese teacher stops giving us quizzes every day.

GET OFF MY LAWN!

(P.S. - Don't watch this movie with your Chinese teacher.)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: William on September 20, 2011, 07:04:21 PM
From what little of it I've seen, that's probably a good idea. LOL.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on September 20, 2011, 07:08:19 PM
Netflix shipped us Gran Torino. Maybe I'll be able to watch it when my Chinese teacher stops giving us quizzes every day.

GET OFF MY LAWN!

(P.S. - Don't watch this movie with your Chinese teacher.)
Are they actually speaking Chinese and not Hmong?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on September 20, 2011, 10:25:24 PM
Was gonna stick this in the Sports thread since a sports film was brought up.

Decided it would get more attention here. And I hope its gets your attention //:=)



If I ain't playing or I ain't gotta alotta scratch on a game, I don't care about sports, especially when boxing died.

But in terms of sport films . . .

Two of my favorite movies:

Forget MLK and the rest, this man did more to move more racists in this country to love a black man. He was the you-know many hated to love. Charisma, grace, looks, power, wit, the man was who any man in his right mind would want to be:

(http://pics.filmaffinity.com/When_We_Were_Kings-975461797-large.jpg)

Saw it on the big screen and DVD. The DVD ending made the film even more heart warming / breaking. No need to be a boxing fan for this. Just as much a story about good old George Foreman as Mike.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Man everyone kid I grew up with wanted to be. Shocking film. Was blown away. Nothing I expected. Don't have to enjoy boxing nor like the man. Probably the greatest, sorry Ali, of all time. He is one of those names who gets named among the greatest in their field and yet remains under-appreciated. The next time I hear someone call him a great "puncher", they are likely to get knocked out. He was boxing.


The eloquence of this film is staggering. Mike has a unique and incredibly interesting voice, literally and figuratively. A fine, fine story teller. Perhaps not one of the most truthful accounts of a life, but certainly one of the most honest. A quiet and meditative film on a life of sound and fury which shows sound and fury indeed can signify much in the end in the most surprising of ways.


(http://www.joblo.com/movie-posters/images/full/2009-tyson-1.jpg)

If you watch either of these films and you ain't moved or don't appreciate the sheer brilliance of story telling here, we have no reason to speak to each other.




TYSON was a good documentary. I always had a soft spot in my heart for him. There's no doubt in my mind that the rape charge was bogus. I can't imagine the anger he must have felt at suffering such an injutice, especially considering the harships he endured growing up. But he also brought alot of pain upon himself due to bad choices and destructive habits; yet that sums up many of us. As for his boxing prowess, yes he was more than just a great puncher. He was a student of the sweet science and worked hard to hone his boxing skills. However, he was nowhere close to Ali, and I think Ali would have dispensed with him just as he did Sonny Liston. Tyson's opponents were nowhere near the caliber of Ali's. But Tyson is definitely one of the top ten heavyweights, maybe one of the top 5.

I couldn't see what the Ali movie was. Was it the Will Smith one? If so, that was alright. But the ultimate Ali movie is "When We Were Kings," which is a wonderful documentary focused around the Rumble in the Jungle. I cry every time I watch it. An incredible movie about an incredible human being. There are two people whose names and images are recognized by people in every country of every continent in the world: Muhammad Ali and Bob Marley. That's greatness!


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 20, 2011, 11:07:38 PM
When We Were Kings

Awesome film. The DVD ending is challenge someone not to crying during.

Never Will Smith.

Weird you couldn't see the graphic.

Won't get into the Ali vs. Tyson debate.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 20, 2011, 11:12:32 PM
Won't get into the Ali vs. Tyson debate.

Because there isn't one. Ali is/was the greatest fighter of all time.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 20, 2011, 11:16:39 PM
Cassius Clay (http://youtu.be/qWvDao-MpOk)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on September 20, 2011, 11:27:05 PM
Won't get into the Ali vs. Tyson debate.

Because there isn't one. Ali is/was the greatest fighter of all time.





Yep!



Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on September 20, 2011, 11:31:13 PM
When We Were Kings

Awesome film. The DVD ending is challenge someone not to crying during.



Yeah, like I said, I cry every time I watch it. One of my favorite things about the film is watching the footage of Don King's face go from a cheesy grin to a scowl in a nano-second when he enters the ring immediately after the fight was over. He was approaching Ali all ready to exploit his heroic victory, and Ali obviously looked him dead in the eye and said something that really humiliated him. If I ever meet Ali, I'm going to ask him what he said to Don King at that moment. I imagine it was something along the lines of what he said to Ernie Terrell.  ;)



Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on September 20, 2011, 11:35:41 PM
Cassius Clay (http://youtu.be/qWvDao-MpOk)


I needed that!  Never gets old.  ;D



Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on September 20, 2011, 11:55:48 PM
When We Were Kings

Awesome film. The DVD ending is challenge someone not to crying during.



Yeah, like I said, I cry every time I watch it. One of my favorite things about the film is watching the footage of Don King's face go from a cheesy grin to a scowl in a nano-second when he enters the ring immediately after the fight was over. He was approaching Ali all ready to exploit his heroic victory, and Ali obviously looked him dead in the eye and said something that really humiliated him. If I ever meet Ali, I'm going to ask him what he said to Don King at that moment. I imagine it was something along the lines of what he said to Ernie Terrell.  ;)



Selam

For me the real subject in the end is Foreman. He under goes a ridiculous degree of character development. When he helps Ali to receive the award after seeing how mean and hard hearted he was . . .

George's quiet story told in the background of the brash and brilliance of Ali is what breaks and thus opens my heart.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on September 21, 2011, 03:11:58 AM
When We Were Kings

Awesome film. The DVD ending is challenge someone not to crying during.



Yeah, like I said, I cry every time I watch it. One of my favorite things about the film is watching the footage of Don King's face go from a cheesy grin to a scowl in a nano-second when he enters the ring immediately after the fight was over. He was approaching Ali all ready to exploit his heroic victory, and Ali obviously looked him dead in the eye and said something that really humiliated him. If I ever meet Ali, I'm going to ask him what he said to Don King at that moment. I imagine it was something along the lines of what he said to Ernie Terrell.  ;)



Selam

For me the real subject in the end is Foreman. He under goes a ridiculous degree of character development. When he helps Ali to receive the award after seeing how mean and hard hearted he was . . .

George's quiet story told in the background of the brash and brilliance of Ali is what breaks and thus opens my heart.



No doubt. George Foreman is a wonderful person, and I have so much respect for him. Ali's relationship with Joe Frasier was deeply strained for many years, and I must admit it was mostly due to Ali's behavior. But I think in the end, almost everyone that had a profound encounter with Ali was the better for it. Sonny Liston was certainly a tragic exception. But we must not forget that there would be no Ali without Foreman, Frasier, and the other exceptional fighters whose character and skill provided indellible moments in the ring and transformative stories outside of it.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on September 23, 2011, 10:38:46 PM
Netflix shipped us Gran Torino. Maybe I'll be able to watch it when my Chinese teacher stops giving us quizzes every day.

GET OFF MY LAWN!

(P.S. - Don't watch this movie with your Chinese teacher.)

ROFL
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on September 24, 2011, 01:06:53 AM
When We Were Kings

Awesome film. The DVD ending is challenge someone not to crying during.



Yeah, like I said, I cry every time I watch it. One of my favorite things about the film is watching the footage of Don King's face go from a cheesy grin to a scowl in a nano-second when he enters the ring immediately after the fight was over. He was approaching Ali all ready to exploit his heroic victory, and Ali obviously looked him dead in the eye and said something that really humiliated him. If I ever meet Ali, I'm going to ask him what he said to Don King at that moment. I imagine it was something along the lines of what he said to Ernie Terrell.  ;)



Selam

For me the real subject in the end is Foreman. He under goes a ridiculous degree of character development. When he helps Ali to receive the award after seeing how mean and hard hearted he was . . .

George's quiet story told in the background of the brash and brilliance of Ali is what breaks and thus opens my heart.



No doubt. George Foreman is a wonderful person, and I have so much respect for him. Ali's relationship with Joe Frasier was deeply strained for many years, and I must admit it was mostly due to Ali's behavior. But I think in the end, almost everyone that had a profound encounter with Ali was the better for it. Sonny Liston was certainly a tragic exception. But we must not forget that there would be no Ali without Foreman, Frasier, and the other exceptional fighters whose character and skill provided indellible moments in the ring and transformative stories outside of it.


Selam

How about that new movie that's about to come out about the real life inspiration for all the Rocky movies: the fight where a little-known guy named Chuck Wepner stayed in the ring with Muhammad Ali for the full 15 rounds?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 24, 2011, 05:56:48 PM
This weekend I saw:

Moneyball - Let me start off by saying I think that baseball is the most boring sport there is...and I LOVED this movie

Killer Elite - VERY good action film, story...not so great.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on September 24, 2011, 08:26:47 PM
When We Were Kings

Awesome film. The DVD ending is challenge someone not to crying during.



Yeah, like I said, I cry every time I watch it. One of my favorite things about the film is watching the footage of Don King's face go from a cheesy grin to a scowl in a nano-second when he enters the ring immediately after the fight was over. He was approaching Ali all ready to exploit his heroic victory, and Ali obviously looked him dead in the eye and said something that really humiliated him. If I ever meet Ali, I'm going to ask him what he said to Don King at that moment. I imagine it was something along the lines of what he said to Ernie Terrell.  ;)



Selam

For me the real subject in the end is Foreman. He under goes a ridiculous degree of character development. When he helps Ali to receive the award after seeing how mean and hard hearted he was . . .

George's quiet story told in the background of the brash and brilliance of Ali is what breaks and thus opens my heart.



No doubt. George Foreman is a wonderful person, and I have so much respect for him. Ali's relationship with Joe Frasier was deeply strained for many years, and I must admit it was mostly due to Ali's behavior. But I think in the end, almost everyone that had a profound encounter with Ali was the better for it. Sonny Liston was certainly a tragic exception. But we must not forget that there would be no Ali without Foreman, Frasier, and the other exceptional fighters whose character and skill provided indellible moments in the ring and transformative stories outside of it.


Selam

How about that new movie that's about to come out about the real life inspiration for all the Rocky movies: the fight where a little-known guy named Chuck Wepner stayed in the ring with Muhammad Ali for the full 15 rounds?


I haven't heard about it. I look forward to it. Yes indeed, Chuck Wepner was a warrior that day!


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on September 24, 2011, 08:34:48 PM
Probably going to see Contagion tonight.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on September 24, 2011, 08:35:27 PM
Just saw Drive...the opening was better than the rest of the film. Good guy flick.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on September 24, 2011, 08:49:29 PM
mispost
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Marc1152 on September 24, 2011, 10:10:11 PM
Bad Santa

It was on TV this afternoon.

I'd post a you tube clip but after review...... I am unable to do so :)

One of the greats...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: mark thomas on September 25, 2011, 12:37:14 AM
Gunless

A lighthearted Canadian spoof on the Western genre. When a gunslinger wanders into a small Canadian frontier town, he finds it's hard to stage a showdown. The locals are just too friendly, and how do you have a gunfight when there's only one pistol in town - and it doesn't shoot?

It's worth a few laughs
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on September 27, 2011, 11:03:47 AM
Saw Contagion on Saturday.  It was very good. 

Watched Alien for the second time last night.  Classic.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on October 06, 2011, 09:52:40 PM
Shutter Island - Some great actors, but predictable.


Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 07, 2011, 05:23:25 PM
Ninja Cheerleaders (2008) arrived in the mail today. This movie should not be confused with Cheerleader Ninjas (2003). Looks to be a campy movie with scantily clad women, dumb jokes, bad production, and terrible acting. Can't wait to watch it! Oh, and Sulu is their ninja sensei.

(http://schlockfestival.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/ninja-cheerleaders-takei-laughs1.jpg)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 09, 2011, 12:19:17 AM
The Ninja Cheerleaders movie wasn't very good after all. Though I did like some of the absurd touches. And I also did fast forward to the end to see if things worked out the way the characters were hoping they would. And wouldn't you know it, the stripper-cheerleader-ninja-community-college-girls got accepted into an ivy league college and made enough money from stripping to attend. So it was a happy ending for them, if not for me.  :police:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew21091 on October 09, 2011, 06:17:34 PM
I watched Bram Stoker's Dracula from 1992 the other night. I saw it a few years ago. Anthony Hopkins is really great in it. Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie but I cannot help but sympathize for his character just the same. In the end, its not a bad movie. I like it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on October 09, 2011, 09:08:32 PM
Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie
So true, man. 4 words: Much Ado About Nothing. Watch it if you love to hate Keanu, just like I do. It's the Brannagh/Thompson version.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 09, 2011, 09:11:52 PM
(http://dandwh.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/keanu-reeves-ted.jpg?w=204&h=293)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 09, 2011, 09:54:59 PM
I watched Bram Stoker's Dracula from 1992 the other night. I saw it a few years ago. Anthony Hopkins is really great in it. Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie but I cannot help but sympathize for his character just the same. In the end, its not a bad movie. I like it.


Yeah, this is a classic.


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 10, 2011, 04:24:42 PM
Real Steel is a VERY good film.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 11, 2011, 04:54:32 AM
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death

Awesome movie. I know, I know, you see that Shannon Tweed is in it and you think you know what kind of movie it is. Well you're wrong! It's much, much worse! And wonderfully so! :) Also, I've never been a huge fan of Bill Maher, but I like him in this one.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on October 11, 2011, 05:14:24 AM
I watched Bram Stoker's Dracula from 1992 the other night. I saw it a few years ago. Anthony Hopkins is really great in it. Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie but I cannot help but sympathize for his character just the same. In the end, its not a bad movie. I like it.


Yeah, this is a classic.


Selam

Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins in the same movie is glorious.  If only they could have replaced Keanu with Christopher Walken and then made it work...that would have been crazy-awesome overload.  But all the same, IMHO, it is the best Dracula movie.  Followed closely by the Werner Herzog/Klaus Kinski Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 14, 2011, 04:55:43 AM
Just watched Horrible Bosses. One of the few movies I figured I might buy this year. Pretty good. Couple of laugh-out-loud moments. Overall some nice surprises/swerves.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on October 14, 2011, 11:37:06 AM
Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie
So true, man. 4 words: Much Ado About Nothing. Watch it if you love to hate Keanu, just like I do. It's the Brannagh/Thompson version.
Alternatively, go for A Scanner Darkly. For a minute, it seems like he's acting quite well, but then you realize that the entire point of his character is that he's too high most of the time to have any idea what's really going on, so he's really just playing himself.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 14, 2011, 12:11:27 PM
Haven't watched it in probably 3-4 months, but figured this was the best thread to make the comment...  they are selling unrated version of the 2010 remake of I Spit On Your Grave at my Walmart. Really? That movie? But you can only sell censored versions of cds? Makes me rage.  I mean, it's a good movie and all, it's just the Walmartian inconsistency that gets me.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on October 14, 2011, 02:01:40 PM
Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie
So true, man. 4 words: Much Ado About Nothing. Watch it if you love to hate Keanu, just like I do. It's the Brannagh/Thompson version.
Alternatively, go for A Scanner Darkly. For a minute, it seems like he's acting quite well, but then you realize that the entire point of his character is that he's too high most of the time to have any idea what's really going on, so he's really just playing himself.

He does a much better job rotoscoped. This brings up a double whammy of an anecdote. Keanu and Scanner Darkly.

The film is watchable.

The story almost not readable for his work.

But the "afterword", especially in the film is simply heart wrenching for me.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: William on October 14, 2011, 02:29:45 PM
I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on October 14, 2011, 02:58:17 PM
I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?

Rly?

What aspect ratio is it released in? That is the only perspective question (yes the aspect ratio does come into the perspective formula if anyone wants to geek out on me). It was shot stupidly wide.

Enjoy. That is my perspective.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on October 14, 2011, 03:52:10 PM
I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?
I thought it was a little Docetic at times.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on October 14, 2011, 05:20:18 PM
I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?

Rly?

What aspect ratio is it released in? That is the only perspective question (yes the aspect ratio does come into the perspective formula if anyone wants to geek out on me). It was shot stupidly wide.

Enjoy. That is my perspective.

It was shot for that stupidly wide screen back in the day - Cinerama. You probably already know that, but... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinerama. It was like watching a tennis match.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on October 14, 2011, 05:21:33 PM
I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?
I thought it was a little Docetic at times.

I don't remember it being that, but then I didn't remember what Docetic was and had to look it up!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 14, 2011, 07:58:03 PM
I still like the chariot race scenes.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on October 14, 2011, 08:20:29 PM
^ Yeah, me too. (Historical note, just because I'm annoying.  ::) The Roman Navy never used slaves as rowers, but men of free status.)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on October 14, 2011, 09:23:38 PM
^ Yeah, me too. (Historical note, just because I'm annoying.  ::) The Roman Navy never used slaves as rowers, but men of free status.)
hehe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5l2Nu4v23E
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on October 14, 2011, 09:29:44 PM
^ I love that show!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 14, 2011, 09:32:47 PM
That was funny.   :D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: That person on October 15, 2011, 01:50:25 PM
I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?
I thought it was a little Docetic at times.
I don't remember it being that, but then I didn't remember what Docetic was and had to look it up!  :laugh:
It's just the impression I got from the way Christ is always shown from behind, and everyone who sees Him is filled with the sort of sense of awe they'd never get from seeing a normal human body. It's more blatant in the stage version, where He's played by a spotlight.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: jah777 on October 16, 2011, 02:03:08 AM
I watched the movie "180" today online:  http://180movie.com/

It was one of the most signficant, persuasive, well-produced, and moving documentaries I have watched.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vorgos on October 23, 2011, 03:26:08 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed 'Millions' about a kid who finds a bag of money.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366777/maindetails

Strange take on Jesus' loaves and fishes miracle though.....

And Real Steel was great too...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on October 23, 2011, 12:49:30 PM
I just got the box set of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' with all the Gamera episodes. That's what I'm going to watch.  :)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on October 23, 2011, 05:09:43 PM
Saw "The Bank Job" the other night. And finally got around to seeing "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part two". Both films get the thumbs up from me.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on October 23, 2011, 05:26:57 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed 'Millions' about a kid who finds a bag of money.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366777/maindetails

Strange take on Jesus' loaves and fishes miracle though.....

And Real Steel was great too...

Millions shows Danny Bolye's range. From genre to genre, he just doesn't make a bad film, usually he simply makes terrific ones.

A very touching and lovely story.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on October 24, 2011, 07:52:10 AM
Or My Treasure
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388311/

A disturbing Israeli movie about a daughter trying to rescue her mother from prostitution. Highly depressing and I shouldn't have been surprised. I had to cover Mr. Ismi's eyes during a part or two.  :P

Good acting. More thoughts but not enough time to type them
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: theistgal on November 06, 2011, 09:16:23 PM
Just started watching 1963's "Bye Bye Birdie" -- free* streaming on Amazon, nice!  8)

*free with Prime membership, which AIN'T free, but is a pretty good bargain.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Jetavan on November 11, 2011, 05:57:28 PM
Rise of Planet of the Apes.  Very nice.

Dr. Zaius (http://pota.goatley.com/prophecy/index2.htm): What I know of man was written long ago,
set down by the greatest ape of all,
our lawgiver. Cornelius, come here.
Reach into my pocket.
Read to him the 29th scroll, 6th verse.

Cornelius: "Beware the beast man,
for he is the devil's pawn.
Alone among God's primates,
he kills for sport or lust or greed.
Yea, he will murder his brother
to possess his brother's land.
Let him not breed in great numbers,
for he will make a desert
of his home and yours.
Shun him.
Drive him back into his jungle lair.
For he is the harbinger of death."

Dr. Zaius: I found nothing in the cave
to alter that conception of man, and I still live by its injunction.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: primuspilus on November 11, 2011, 06:14:36 PM
If anyone has seen immortals, I'd be interested to know how you liked it...I am nervous after the hatchet job called Clash of the Titans.....
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on November 11, 2011, 06:17:48 PM
If anyone has seen immortals, I'd be interested to know how you liked it...I am nervous after the hatchet job called Clash of the Titans.....
After seeing the trailer 3928473 times, I already believe I've seen it.  :P

Might end up going with the Mr. this weekend. More for him, though!

Last night we watched Zenith. Felt like it had potential but missed the boat in several ways. Do not watch if you get motion sickness very easily -- the shots change every few seconds. It can work with certain films, but you need a more explosive ending for that type of pace to work, in my opinion. This film didn't have it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on November 11, 2011, 06:44:49 PM
Saw "Captain America" this week. Time I will never get back. :(

"Conan the Barbarian" was actually quite enjoyable (in a morbid, bloody sense) until Conan became an adult; then I thought it went all pear-shaped. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Cognomen on November 11, 2011, 07:04:17 PM
Saw the J. Edgar Hoover movie.  Wowsers.  1st half was fun, as it shows how the U.S. continually faces "existential" threats to its security.  Second half?  Well, I'm not sure what to say.  If you like following strange semi-romantic relationships between dudes wearing liverspotted geriatric silicone makeup, then this is your film.

I much preferred The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father CIA Spymaster William Colby
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 11, 2011, 11:10:57 PM
An animated version of "Tales from Earthsea," which even though it appears to be Japanese, is a Disney film. I think the book was by Ursula LeGuin. The movie is good.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Anastasia1 on November 12, 2011, 05:38:11 PM
Priest = disgustingly uninteresting vamps and utter boredom. I definitely prefer a more seductive vamp.

Team Edward?

Not bad, I suppose. I what thinking more of Count Dracula, Christopher Lee style. ;)
I saw half of this version, but I could not get into it. It didn't follow the book, the pacing of the book (which the Lugosi version captured better and of the three I've seen, the Oldman version captured the best), lacked the poetic anticipation so eloquently captured by Coppola in the Oldman version, and the best redeeming factor, if not the only redeeming factor I saw in the first 20 minutes of the film, was that the narration at times that reflected the journal/diary style of Stoker's writing.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Anastasia1 on November 12, 2011, 05:39:33 PM
I watched Bram Stoker's Dracula from 1992 the other night. I saw it a few years ago. Anthony Hopkins is really great in it. Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie but I cannot help but sympathize for his character just the same. In the end, its not a bad movie. I like it.


Yeah, this is a classic.


Selam

Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins in the same movie is glorious.  If only they could have replaced Keanu with Christopher Walken and then made it work...that would have been crazy-awesome overload.  But all the same, IMHO, it is the best Dracula movie.  Followed closely by the Werner Herzog/Klaus Kinski Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht.
I loved the Oldman version. I just got it, after renting it twice. It is inspirational. I look forward to seeing Nosferatu.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 12, 2011, 06:05:12 PM
Gary Oldman is bonkers in pretty much anything.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Iconodule on November 12, 2011, 07:43:57 PM
An animated version of "Tales from Earthsea," which even though it appears to be Japanese, is a Disney film. I think the book was by Ursula LeGuin. The movie is good.

It's done by Goro Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli so it is Japanese; I guess Disney has the American rights or something. I saw this recently as well but I was not impressed. The story and dialogue seemed rather flat-footed to me. There were great visuals and interesting ideas but it was not executed very well, which is a shame since almost everything I've seen from Studio Ghibli is excellent.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on November 12, 2011, 08:12:52 PM
Priest = disgustingly uninteresting vamps and utter boredom. I definitely prefer a more seductive vamp.

Team Edward?

Not bad, I suppose. I what thinking more of Count Dracula, Christopher Lee style. ;)
I saw half of this version, but I could not get into it. It didn't follow the book, the pacing of the book (which the Lugosi version captured better and of the three I've seen, the Oldman version captured the best), lacked the poetic anticipation so eloquently captured by Coppola in the Oldman version, and the best redeeming factor, if not the only redeeming factor I saw in the first 20 minutes of the film, was that the narration at times that reflected the journal/diary style of Stoker's writing.

Well, I was speaking of seductive attributes of Chris Lee as a vampire rather that the actual film; as opposed to the ugly vamps in "Priest".

But yes, I agree Gary Oldman was excellent in the Coppola film. The film certainly delivered the moody Victorian "forbidden fruit" undertones of Stoker's novel.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 13, 2011, 01:40:14 AM
Just saw Harry Brown with Michael Cain.  That's how Gran Tourino should have ended!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on November 14, 2011, 10:12:40 AM
Just a thought about movies and acting: A great actor doesn't leave you saying, "What a great actor!," they leave you saying, "What a great movie!"



Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 17, 2011, 12:36:06 AM
I just watched Hobo With A Shotgun.  Move over Dead Snow.  You are no longer the worst movie I have ever watched. 

(FWIW, I don't think either movie intended to be good.)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on November 17, 2011, 01:56:36 AM
Oh! What a Lovely War Pitch dark musical satire about World War I.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: FountainPen on November 17, 2011, 07:01:22 AM
Just a thought about movies and acting: A great actor doesn't leave you saying, "What a great actor!," they leave you saying, "What a great movie!"



Selam

The other actors could be terrible, including the lead, which pulls you out of the movie when you think that they've not got it. One actor could stand out for you in their role though and that's when you'd say "What a great actor!" but not necessarily a great movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on November 17, 2011, 11:44:38 AM
I just watched Hobo With A Shotgun.  Move over Dead Snow.  You are no longer the worst movie I have ever watched. 

(FWIW, I don't think either movie intended to be good.)

I liked Hobo With A Shotgun...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 19, 2011, 11:51:44 AM
I just saw "Krull," on Netflix. Wow. I remember not being allowed to go see this when it came out, but all the other kids were. I was so jealous. Now, I'm not so sure what my parents were afraid of. Still, it was fun to find out. 
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on November 19, 2011, 12:33:25 PM
The Lighthorsemen. Awesome.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: dzheremi on November 19, 2011, 01:37:45 PM
"Exporting Raymond" -- Producer of the TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond" goes over to Russia to supervise the adaptation of the show for Russian audiences. Some interesting observations on the differences between Russian and American cultures and mindsets, if you can stand the main narrator/producer's whining. Waaaaah, buildings in Russia from the Soviet days are old and uuuuuugly...Russians don't respond to Raymond's character...blahblahblah. In the end they manage to pull off something that's surprisingly half-way decent, given the awfulness of the source material. I'm glad that the DVD features a few episodes of the Russian show as extra material. All in all, an interesting look at some of the pitfalls of globalization and the ideas behind it, particularly the idea that Western/American values are somehow universal or universally understood. (Spoiler alert: They aren't.)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew Crook on November 19, 2011, 01:59:54 PM
I definitley plan on watching Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1.. this weekend, or next.  Maybe it's best to let the youngsters go and see it, so it won't be so crowded?  :D

TEAM ALICE UNITE!!  :D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on November 19, 2011, 02:01:26 PM
I definitley plan on watching Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1.. this weekend, or next.  Maybe it's best to let the youngsters go and see it, so it won't be so crowded?  :D

TEAM ALICE UNITE!!  :D

Ummm...
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew Crook on November 19, 2011, 02:05:02 PM
I definitley plan on watching Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1.. this weekend, or next.  Maybe it's best to let the youngsters go and see it, so it won't be so crowded?  :D

TEAM ALICE UNITE!!  :D

Ummm...

Don't hate.. I have awesome taste in movies.   :D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: dzheremi on November 19, 2011, 02:10:30 PM
Today it's Twilight, yesterday it was Harry Potter, and tomorrow...? I'm hoping it's the Phantom Tollbooth, but that's not very likely unless Pixar buys the rights to it or something.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew Crook on November 19, 2011, 02:14:42 PM
Today it's Twilight, yesterday it was Harry Potter, and tomorrow...? I'm hoping it's the Phantom Tollbooth, but that's not very likely unless Pixar buys the rights to it or something.

I'm still into Harry Potter too... I'm hoping someone continues the story line.  Then we get to hear about Ron and Hermionie's kids, and Harry and Jenny's kids... and if the Malfoy family has changed any.. *wishful thinking*  ::)  ;)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on November 19, 2011, 06:01:25 PM
Today it's Twilight, yesterday it was Harry Potter, and tomorrow...? I'm hoping it's the Phantom Tollbooth, but that's not very likely unless Pixar buys the rights to it or something.

I'm still into Harry Potter too... I'm hoping someone continues the story line.  Then we get to hear about Ron and Hermionie's kids, and Harry and Jenny's kids... and if the Malfoy family has changed any.. *wishful thinking*  ::)  ;)

 :laugh: When I was reading the last book I wanted a more solid reconciliation between Harry and Dudley Dursely. I was hoping that Dudley would marry and his offspring would be magical and that would cement a relationship between Harry and him; much to the horror of Dudley's parents.

I wasn't the only one hoping for that. Wiki says;

Rowling revealed on her website that many people have asked her to include an adult Dudley with a wizarding child in the epilogue of Deathly Hallows, and that she herself considered it, but decided upon reflection that any "latent wizarding genes would never survive contact with Uncle Vernon's DNA" and thus she did not do so. Rowling says that Harry and Dudley would "stay on Christmas card" terms for the rest of their lives,[5] and that Harry would take his family to visit Dudley's when they were in the neighbourhood, but it was something that James, Albus and Lily "would dread".[6] However, Dudley's kids and Harry's occasionally would "get together while the adults sat in awkward silence".

And in my version of the ending, Draco was going to prove himself by becoming a hero and eventually a repentant friend.

Cockeyed optimist, me?  :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on November 19, 2011, 07:01:17 PM
I definitley plan on watching Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1.. this weekend, or next.  Maybe it's best to let the youngsters go and see it, so it won't be so crowded?  :D

TEAM ALICE UNITE!!  :D
Ashley Greene is gorgeous. With long hair of course.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Heorhij on November 20, 2011, 11:47:38 AM
Yesterday night - Mankeiwicz's "Suddenly, Last Summer" (1959) (huge impression, really a milestone), and Hitchcok's "Marnie" (1964) (a rather mediocre film, although it was a pleasure to see the acting of young Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on November 21, 2011, 02:22:41 AM
Zoolander.

I love this movie.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on November 21, 2011, 02:43:50 AM
Cowboys and Aliens. Enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on November 21, 2011, 04:57:47 AM
watching en ganske snill mann again.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew Crook on November 21, 2011, 10:47:12 AM
Cowboys and Aliens. Enjoyed it.

agreed, awesome movie.. it was much better than I expected.  However usually everything Steven Spielberg puts his name to is going to be "good".
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Andrew Crook on November 21, 2011, 10:47:51 AM
I definitley plan on watching Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1.. this weekend, or next.  Maybe it's best to let the youngsters go and see it, so it won't be so crowded?  :D

TEAM ALICE UNITE!!  :D
Ashley Greene is gorgeous. With long hair of course.

I'm totally with you on that one, *drool*  8)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on November 22, 2011, 03:23:19 PM
The wife and I are going to see Sarah's Key this afternoon. Don't know much about it, but it got very good reviews. Has anyone here seen it yet?

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810122942/info


Selam
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on November 27, 2011, 06:53:20 AM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Stunning cinematography, very intricate and engaging story, imo the best performance of Jim Carrey's carrier (and it's a drama!)
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on November 27, 2011, 03:54:58 PM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Stunning cinematography, very intricate and engaging story, imo the best performance of Jim Carrey's carrier (and it's a drama!)

One of the best screenplays of the last few decades and arguably the best film in its genre ever.

As I said, if I had to tell someone to understand Nietzsche. I would skip the Walter Kaufmann and go with Charlie Kaufman here.

No one has done a better job of doing justice to Nietzsche's thought in any other work of art or thought.

I won't expand on the above lest I ruin the beginning and ending of the film for anyone who hasn't seen it.

One of the greatest stories of romance in film and perhaps the greatest screwball comedy ever, although it rarely (ever?) gets its proper due as being exemplar of that genre.



Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Riddikulus on November 27, 2011, 04:22:10 PM
Watched a couple of oldies, and not goodies this week. "Jane Eyre" (1943?) with Orsen Wells and Joan Fontaine (dreadful is the only word I can use to describe it, and I gave up on it)and "The Lost World" (1960). Pitting two lizards, with glued on paper frills, against each other for the "dinosaur" fight scene was inexcusable and obviously the "no animals were hurt..." clause has to have been missing from the credits. The hapless ingenue's screaming gave me a headache.

I thought the latest version of "The Thing" was pretty good, however.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on November 27, 2011, 05:50:01 PM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Stunning cinematography, very intricate and engaging story, imo the best performance of Jim Carrey's carrier (and it's a drama!)

One of the best screenplays of the last few decades and arguably the best film in its genre ever.

As I said, if I had to tell someone to understand Nietzsche. I would skip the Walter Kaufmann and go with Charlie Kaufman here.

No one has done a better job of doing justice to Nietzsche's thought in any other work of art or thought.

I won't expand on the above lest I ruin the beginning and ending of the film for anyone who hasn't seen it.

One of the greatest stories of romance in film and perhaps the greatest screwball comedy ever, although it rarely (ever?) gets its proper due as being exemplar of that genre.




Yeah, I think I've only seen it called a dark comedy. Yeah, based on what we've talked about, I can really see the Nietzschean theme. I also thought it had an interesting anti-utilitarian message
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on November 27, 2011, 05:55:43 PM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Stunning cinematography, very intricate and engaging story, imo the best performance of Jim Carrey's carrier (and it's a drama!)

One of the best screenplays of the last few decades and arguably the best film in its genre ever.

As I said, if I had to tell someone to understand Nietzsche. I would skip the Walter Kaufmann and go with Charlie Kaufman here.

No one has done a better job of doing justice to Nietzsche's thought in any other work of art or thought.

I won't expand on the above lest I ruin the beginning and ending of the film for anyone who hasn't seen it.

One of the greatest stories of romance in film and perhaps the greatest screwball comedy ever, although it rarely (ever?) gets its proper due as being exemplar of that genre.




Yeah, I think I've only seen it called a dark comedy. Yeah, based on what we've talked about, I can really see the Nietzschean theme. I also thought it had an interesting anti-utilitarian message

Utilitarianism was another of Nietzsche's gods he railed against.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on November 27, 2011, 05:58:44 PM
"The Lost World" (1960). Pitting two lizards, with glued on paper frills, against each other for the "dinosaur" fight scene was inexcusable and obviously the "no animals were hurt..." clause has to have been missing from the credits.
Not the first time, sadly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruelty_to_animals#TV_.26_film_making
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on November 27, 2011, 06:06:10 PM
"The Lost World" (1960). Pitting two lizards, with glued on paper frills, against each other for the "dinosaur" fight scene was inexcusable and obviously the "no animals were hurt..." clause has to have been missing from the credits.
Not the first time, sadly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruelty_to_animals#TV_.26_film_making

Real film makers harm humans, not animals, to make their films:

Quote
In his autobiographical film Portrait Werner Herzog, Herzog has stated that the film's spectacular production was partly inspired by the engineering feats of ancient standing stones. The film production was an incredible ordeal, and famously involved moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill without the use of special effects. Herzog believed that no one had ever performed a similar feat in history, and likely never will again, calling himself "Conquistador of the Useless".[4] Three similar-looking ships were bought for the production and used in different scenes and locations, including scenes that were shot aboard the ship while it crashed through rapids, injuring three of the six people involved in the filming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitzcarraldo#Production
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on November 27, 2011, 06:11:56 PM
Reeeeaaaaal men of geeeeeniuuuuuus!
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on November 27, 2011, 06:40:32 PM
On the platter right now: The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, and Snow White
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on November 27, 2011, 07:00:33 PM
How do they all fit?
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on November 27, 2011, 07:04:35 PM
How do they all fit?

Pagan distractions from the Nativity of our Lord and Savior!

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on November 27, 2011, 07:50:20 PM
How do they all fit?

Pagan distractions from the Nativity of our Lord and Savior!


Hey, I'll have you know that, 1. Pulp Fiction contains Bible quotes. 2. Neo is a self-sacrificing Christ-figure. 3. There's Seven Dwarves. The significance is obvious.

I've sent off my proposal to the heads of the various jurisdictions that these become required viewing for the Nativity season and expect my response soon.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on November 27, 2011, 08:01:17 PM
How do they all fit?

Pagan distractions from the Nativity of our Lord and Savior!


Hey, I'll have you know that, 1. Pulp Fiction contains Bible quotes. 2. Neo is a self-sacrificing Christ-figure. 3. There's Seven Dwarves. The significance is obvious.

I've sent off my proposal to the heads of the various jurisdictions that these become required viewing for the Nativity season and expect my response soon.

You have a brilliant career ahead of you as a mega-church AV worship leader.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Shiny on November 27, 2011, 08:06:34 PM
How do they all fit?

Pagan distractions from the Nativity of our Lord and Savior!


Hey, I'll have you know that, 1. Pulp Fiction contains Bible quotes. 2. Neo is a self-sacrificing Christ-figure. 3. There's Seven Dwarves. The significance is obvious.

I've sent off my proposal to the heads of the various jurisdictions that these become required viewing for the Nativity season and expect my response soon.

ROFL
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on November 27, 2011, 08:07:40 PM
How do they all fit?

Pagan distractions from the Nativity of our Lord and Savior!


Hey, I'll have you know that, 1. Pulp Fiction contains Bible quotes. 2. Neo is a self-sacrificing Christ-figure. 3. There's Seven Dwarves. The significance is obvious.

I've sent off my proposal to the heads of the various jurisdictions that these become required viewing for the Nativity season and expect my response soon.

You have a brilliant career ahead of you as a mega-church AV worship leader.
Wow! Just like my hero, Rick Pino! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ1diGCosjQ
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: biro on November 27, 2011, 08:13:11 PM
Quote from: Volnutt
Wow! Just like my hero, Rick Pino! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ1diGCosjQ

Wow. That was awful. Some good videos came up with the search function in the sidebar, too.   :D
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on November 27, 2011, 08:15:47 PM
How do they all fit?

Pagan distractions from the Nativity of our Lord and Savior!


Hey, I'll have you know that, 1. Pulp Fiction contains Bible quotes. 2. Neo is a self-sacrificing Christ-figure. 3. There's Seven Dwarves. The significance is obvious.

I've sent off my proposal to the heads of the various jurisdictions that these become required viewing for the Nativity season and expect my response soon.

You have a brilliant career ahead of you as a mega-church AV worship leader.
Wow! Just like my hero, Rick Pino! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ1diGCosjQ

Never gets old. ROFL!

WTH?!?! And people wonder how Hitler was able to pull off what he did? Frankly, it is more amazing to me that this guy got people to take off their shoes and twirl their socks in the air to that misagos of a song than anything //:=| did.

Truly EPIC.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Volnutt on November 27, 2011, 08:18:25 PM
How do they all fit?

Pagan distractions from the Nativity of our Lord and Savior!


Hey, I'll have you know that, 1. Pulp Fiction contains Bible quotes. 2. Neo is a self-sacrificing Christ-figure. 3. There's Seven Dwarves. The significance is obvious.

I've sent off my proposal to the heads of the various jurisdictions that these become required viewing for the Nativity season and expect my response soon.

You have a brilliant career ahead of you as a mega-church AV worship leader.
Wow! Just like my hero, Rick Pino! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ1diGCosjQ

Never gets old. ROFL!

WTH?!?! And people wonder how Hitler was able to pull off what he did? Frankly, it is more amazing to me that this guy got people to take off their shoes and twirl their socks in the air to that misagos of a song than anything //:=| did.

Truly EPIC.

It is pretty scary lol.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: IsmiLiora on November 27, 2011, 08:47:21 PM
Quote from: Volnutt
Wow! Just like my hero, Rick Pino! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ1diGCosjQ

Wow. That was awful. Some good videos came up with the search function in the sidebar, too.   :D
THAT VIDEO.

Never stops giving me nightmares. I really pray that I would not have been the person hopping around and waving. Who am I kidding -- I probably would have been.

Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 27, 2011, 08:53:32 PM
"The Lost World" (1960). Pitting two lizards, with glued on paper frills, against each other for the "dinosaur" fight scene was inexcusable and obviously the "no animals were hurt..." clause has to have been missing from the credits.
Not the first time, sadly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruelty_to_animals#TV_.26_film_making

Real film makers harm humans, not animals, to make their films:

Quote
In his autobiographical film Portrait Werner Herzog, Herzog has stated that the film's spectacular production was partly inspired by the engineering feats of ancient standing stones. The film production was an incredible ordeal, and famously involved moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill without the use of special effects. Herzog believed that no one had ever performed a similar feat in history, and likely never will again, calling himself "Conquistador of the Useless".[4] Three similar-looking ships were bought for the production and used in different scenes and locations, including scenes that were shot aboard the ship while it crashed through rapids, injuring three of the six people involved in the filming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitzcarraldo#Production

It was either in Fitzcarraldo or Aguirre the Wrath of God in which he threatened to shoot Klaus Kinski if he hadn't gotten back to acting.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: celticfan1888 on November 28, 2011, 03:57:48 PM
Last night me and Dee watched An American Tale: Fievel Goes West
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Schultz on November 28, 2011, 04:28:52 PM
"The Lost World" (1960). Pitting two lizards, with glued on paper frills, against each other for the "dinosaur" fight scene was inexcusable and obviously the "no animals were hurt..." clause has to have been missing from the credits.
Not the first time, sadly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruelty_to_animals#TV_.26_film_making

Real film makers harm humans, not animals, to make their films:

Quote
In his autobiographical film Portrait Werner Herzog, Herzog has stated that the film's spectacular production was partly inspired by the engineering feats of ancient standing stones. The film production was an incredible ordeal, and famously involved moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill without the use of special effects. Herzog believed that no one had ever performed a similar feat in history, and likely never will again, calling himself "Conquistador of the Useless".[4] Three similar-looking ships were bought for the production and used in different scenes and locations, including scenes that were shot aboard the ship while it crashed through rapids, injuring three of the six people involved in the filming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitzcarraldo#Production

It was either in Fitzcarraldo or Aguirre the Wrath of God in which he threatened to shoot Klaus Kinski if he hadn't gotten back to acting.

During Fitzcarraldo, the local tribesman offered to kill Kinski for Herzog.

"My Best Fiend" is still one of my favorite documentaries ever.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on November 28, 2011, 04:36:47 PM
"The Lost World" (1960). Pitting two lizards, with glued on paper frills, against each other for the "dinosaur" fight scene was inexcusable and obviously the "no animals were hurt..." clause has to have been missing from the credits.
Not the first time, sadly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruelty_to_animals#TV_.26_film_making

Real film makers harm humans, not animals, to make their films:

Quote
In his autobiographical film Portrait Werner Herzog, Herzog has stated that the film's spectacular production was partly inspired by the engineering feats of ancient standing stones. The film production was an incredible ordeal, and famously involved moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill without the use of special effects. Herzog believed that no one had ever performed a similar feat in history, and likely never will again, calling himself "Conquistador of the Useless".[4] Three similar-looking ships were bought for the production and used in different scenes and locations, including scenes that were shot aboard the ship while it crashed through rapids, injuring three of the six people involved in the filming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitzcarraldo#Production

It was either in Fitzcarraldo or Aguirre the Wrath of God in which he threatened to shoot Klaus Kinski if he hadn't gotten back to acting.

During Fitzcarraldo, the local tribesman offered to kill Kinski for Herzog.

"My Best Fiend" is still one of my favorite documentaries ever.

A fine, fine film.

Waiting to see his latest.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: vamrat on November 28, 2011, 05:14:58 PM
"The Lost World" (1960). Pitting two lizards, with glued on paper frills, against each other for the "dinosaur" fight scene was inexcusable and obviously the "no animals were hurt..." clause has to have been missing from the credits.
Not the first time, sadly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruelty_to_animals#TV_.26_film_making

Real film makers harm humans, not animals, to make their films:

Quote
In his autobiographical film Portrait Werner Herzog, Herzog has stated that the film's spectacular production was partly inspired by the engineering feats of ancient standing stones. The film production was an incredible ordeal, and famously involved moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill without the use of special effects. Herzog believed that no one had ever performed a similar feat in history, and likely never will again, calling himself "Conquistador of the Useless".[4] Three similar-looking ships were bought for the production and used in different scenes and locations, including scenes that were shot aboard the ship while it crashed through rapids, injuring three of the six people involved in the filming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitzcarraldo#Production

It was either in Fitzcarraldo or Aguirre the Wrath of God in which he threatened to shoot Klaus Kinski if he hadn't gotten back to acting.

During Fitzcarraldo, the local tribesman offered to kill Kinski for Herzog.

"My Best Fiend" is still one of my favorite documentaries ever.

Yeah, it was Aguirre where Herzog threatened to shoot Kinski.  (Actually, according to Wikipedia Herzog denies this saying he only verbally threatened him.)  In that same movie some of the actors were making too much noise so he fired three rounds into the hut.

But all the same, those two had such chemistry in movies.  I haven't seen Fitzcarraldo yet but certainly need to.  I have seen almost all of the others they did together (Nosferatu, Cobra Verde, and Aguirre).
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on November 28, 2011, 06:39:09 PM
"The Lost World" (1960). Pitting two lizards, with glued on paper frills, against each other for the "dinosaur" fight scene was inexcusable and obviously the "no animals were hurt..." clause has to have been missing from the credits.
Not the first time, sadly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruelty_to_animals#TV_.26_film_making

Real film makers harm humans, not animals, to make their films:

Quote
In his autobiographical film Portrait Werner Herzog, Herzog has stated that the film's spectacular production was partly inspired by the engineering feats of ancient standing stones. The film production was an incredible ordeal, and famously involved moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill without the use of special effects. Herzog believed that no one had ever performed a similar feat in history, and likely never will again, calling himself "Conquistador of the Useless".[4] Three similar-looking ships were bought for the production and used in different scenes and locations, including scenes that were shot aboard the ship while it crashed through rapids, injuring three of the six people involved in the filming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitzcarraldo#Production

It was either in Fitzcarraldo or Aguirre the Wrath of God in which he threatened to shoot Klaus Kinski if he hadn't gotten back to acting.

During Fitzcarraldo, the local tribesman offered to kill Kinski for Herzog.

"My Best Fiend" is still one of my favorite documentaries ever.

Yeah, it was Aguirre where Herzog threatened to shoot Kinski.  (Actually, according to Wikipedia Herzog denies this saying he only verbally threatened him.)  In that same movie some of the actors were making too much noise so he fired three rounds into the hut.

But all the same, those two had such chemistry in movies.  I haven't seen Fitzcarraldo yet but certainly need to.  I have seen almost all of the others they did together (Nosferatu, Cobra Verde, and Aguirre).

Check out their rushed production of Buechner's Woyzeck. The scene ordering follows pretty closely to the more conservative take.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Hiwot on November 28, 2011, 07:34:44 PM
How do they all fit?

Pagan distractions from the Nativity of our Lord and Savior!


Hey, I'll have you know that, 1. Pulp Fiction contains Bible quotes. 2. Neo is a self-sacrificing Christ-figure. 3. There's Seven Dwarves. The significance is obvious.

I've sent off my proposal to the heads of the various jurisdictions that these become required viewing for the Nativity season and expect my response soon.

You have a brilliant career ahead of you as a mega-church AV worship leader.
Wow! Just like my hero, Rick Pino! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ1diGCosjQ

Never gets old. ROFL!

WTH?!?! And people wonder how Hitler was able to pull off what he did? Frankly, it is more amazing to me that this guy got people to take off their shoes and twirl their socks in the air to that misagos of a song than anything //:=| did.

Truly EPIC.


oh my lord! this is out of this world!  ha ha ha I kept expecting him to" invite" them to flash him as a sign of taking of the old man and while they are down there grab ....,  then there is this original lyrics of the song that pops in my mind and then he says grab your partner.... oh I am dying here, if he has asked anything this crowd would have done it. I cant stop watching it. its just perversely hilarious.

on the other hand seeing those little girls right to that loud music ....

anyway  the soy substitute Flo was a disaster  :laugh:
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: orthonorm on November 28, 2011, 11:08:32 PM
How do they all fit?

Pagan distractions from the Nativity of our Lord and Savior!


Hey, I'll have you know that, 1. Pulp Fiction contains Bible quotes. 2. Neo is a self-sacrificing Christ-figure. 3. There's Seven Dwarves. The significance is obvious.

I've sent off my proposal to the heads of the various jurisdictions that these become required viewing for the Nativity season and expect my response soon.

You have a brilliant career ahead of you as a mega-church AV worship leader.
Wow! Just like my hero, Rick Pino! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ1diGCosjQ

Never gets old. ROFL!

WTH?!?! And people wonder how Hitler was able to pull off what he did? Frankly, it is more amazing to me that this guy got people to take off their shoes and twirl their socks in the air to that misagos of a song than anything //:=| did.

Truly EPIC.


oh my lord! this is out of this world!  ha ha ha I kept expecting him to" invite" them to flash him as a sign of taking of the old man and while they are down there grab ....,  then there is this original lyrics of the song that pops in my mind and then he says grab your partner.... oh I am dying here, if he has asked anything this crowd would have done it. I cant stop watching it. its just perversely hilarious.

on the other hand seeing those little girls right to that loud music ....

anyway  the soy substitute Flo was a disaster  :laugh:

I beg everyone to watch it all the way through just so they can get to:

It's a Holy Ghost Hoedown!

EDIT: A buddy of mine and I were speculating about the whole sock thing, which is frightening. My theory was it is a calculated activity to do to keep the kids from getting too Flo Rida.*

EDIT: *I don't care if this was made before Flo Rida sampled the nutty song, you get my drift.
Title: Re: What movies are you watching?
Post by: Ionnis on November 28, 2011, 11:33:54 PM
 :laugh: Wow!  What on earth was that?! I could fathom the whole swinging the socks in the air thing and the "Holy Ghost Hoedown".  I've seen my fair share of crazy in my life, but THAT song!  That song?  Really?  I mean I like the song and all, but that isn't a worship song.  All that I could think of was all the bumping and grinding that used to go on when that song would come on in the club back in my more wild days. Weirdness all the way around!   :P 


How do they all fit?

Pagan distractions from the Nativity of our Lord and Savior!


Hey, I'll have you know that, 1. Pulp Fiction contains Bible quotes. 2. Neo is a self-sacrificing Christ-figure. 3. There's Seven Dwarves. The significance is obvious.

I've sent off my proposal to the heads of the various jurisdictions that these become required viewing for the Nativity season and expect my response soon.

You have a brilliant career ahead of you as a mega-church AV worship leader.
Wow! Just like my hero, Rick Pino! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ1diGCosjQ

Never gets old. ROFL!

WTH?!?! And people wonder how Hitler was able to pull off what he did? Frankly, it is more amazing to me that this guy got people to take off their shoes and twirl their socks in the air to that misagos of a song than anything //:=| did.

Truly EPIC.


oh my lord! this is out of this world!  ha ha ha I kept expecting him to" invite" them to flash him as a sign of taking of the old man and while they are down there grab ....,  then there is this original lyrics of the song that pops in my mind and then he says grab your partner.... oh I am dying here, if he has asked anything this crowd would have done it. I cant stop watching it. its just perversely hilarious.

on the other hand seeing those little girls right to that loud music ....

anyway  the soy substitute Flo was a disaster  :laugh:

I beg everyone to watch it all the way through just so they can get to:

It's a Holy Ghost Hoedown!

EDIT: A buddy of mine and I were speculating about the whole sock thing, which is frightening. My theory was it is a calculated activity to do to keep the kids from getting too Flo Rida.*

EDIT: *I don't care if this was made before Flo Rida sampled the nutty song, you get my drift.
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