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« Reply #180 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.
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« Reply #181 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.
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« Reply #182 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.
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« Reply #183 on: February 09, 2010, 06:55:58 PM »

Yes, that's the one. 
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« Reply #184 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.  Wink
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« Reply #185 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 Wink
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« Reply #186 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 Wink

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!
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« Reply #187 on: February 09, 2010, 07:23:45 PM »

I hate horror movies, but Wolfman looks awesome!!
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« Reply #188 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 Wink

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.


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« Reply #189 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.

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« Reply #190 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.

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« Reply #191 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!  Smiley
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« Reply #192 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.

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« Reply #193 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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« Reply #194 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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« Reply #195 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.

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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.
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« Reply #196 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.

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« Reply #197 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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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.

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« Reply #199 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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« Reply #200 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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« Reply #201 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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« Reply #202 on: March 13, 2010, 07:29:46 PM »

Blade Runner, the Final Cut.
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« Reply #203 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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« Reply #204 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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« Reply #205 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!
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« Reply #206 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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« Reply #207 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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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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« Reply #209 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.
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« Reply #210 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. Smiley

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« Reply #211 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.
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« Reply #212 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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« Reply #213 on: March 20, 2010, 08:19:23 PM »

Stephen King's "The Stand".
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« Reply #214 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! Grin 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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« Reply #215 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

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Awesome. I go through a LOTR marathon every once in a while myself.
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Awesome. I go through a LOTR marathon every once in a while myself.
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« Reply #218 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.  Smiley
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« Reply #219 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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« Reply #220 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.
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« Reply #221 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.  Smiley
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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« Reply #222 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.  Wink
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