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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2115 on: March 06, 2014, 05:22:54 AM »
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Interesting movie. It may be too slow for most people. It's an odd film, but it kept my interest and I found it to be pretty good for the most part.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2116 on: March 06, 2014, 12:38:06 PM »
Going to see the new Swords & Man-Panties flick - 300: Rise of an Empire.  I loved the last one, so should like this one as well.  Hopefully there is some good trireme on trireme ramming!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2117 on: March 06, 2014, 12:47:26 PM »
Going to see the new Swords & Man-Panties flick - 300: Rise of an Empire.  I loved the last one, so should like this one as well.  Hopefully there is some good trireme on trireme ramming!

Gosh 300 was such garbage. Really, anything with Gerard Butler- whether we're talking about his awful romcoms or his equally inane action forays- is going to be an IQ subtractor. And then there's the nu-metal infused soundtrack. Basically 300 is one of those horrible Jock Jams CD's in movie form.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2118 on: March 06, 2014, 02:56:09 PM »
Really, anything with Gerard Butler- whether we're talking about his awful romcoms or his equally inane action forays- is going to be an IQ subtractor.

I enjoy most of his work, for reasons often entirely separate from his acting. :) Said acting, though, was nothing short of impeccable in Coriolanus.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2119 on: March 06, 2014, 05:02:42 PM »
I re watched Akira recently. I remember watching it ages ago and not thinking all too much of it but I got the nice blu-ray edition of it with another English dub and it is worlds beyond the original. The movie is great, not without its flaws though.
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« Reply #2120 on: March 06, 2014, 05:09:19 PM »
I re watched Akira recently. I remember watching it ages ago and not thinking all too much of it but I got the nice blu-ray edition of it with another English dub and it is worlds beyond the original. The movie is great, not without its flaws though.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2121 on: March 06, 2014, 11:01:54 PM »
Prince Avalanche

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJGEu268KvI

Interesting movie. It may be too slow for most people. It's an odd film, but it kept my interest and I found it to be pretty good for the most part.


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I watched the clip and it looked OK and it is on Netflix so I thought I would watch it (perhaps this weekend), but then I saw the R rating at Netflix. Why on earth is this necessary? Unless there is a good reason I usually avoid anything beyond PG. What is not a good reason for me is the film industry's vision and desire of what is normal in, or good for, American society. To me this is a poison pill and I usually vote no.

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« Reply #2122 on: March 06, 2014, 11:41:59 PM »
Just remember that the people who do the ratings are not necessarily in line with the film industry any more than they are in line with the consumers they pretend to be helping/informing. Though I guess if you stop at PG this becomes a problem that's not ran into that often.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2123 on: March 06, 2014, 11:54:22 PM »
Just remember that the people who do the ratings are not necessarily in line with the film industry any more than they are in line with the consumers they pretend to be helping/informing. Though I guess if you stop at PG this becomes a problem that's not ran into that often.

I was thinking that the film industry thinks that R is better for profits than PG. I could be wrong, but the dearth (more like absence) of G rated adult movies tells me otherwise.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2124 on: March 07, 2014, 12:40:54 AM »
Prince Avalanche

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJGEu268KvI

Interesting movie. It may be too slow for most people. It's an odd film, but it kept my interest and I found it to be pretty good for the most part.


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I watched the clip and it looked OK and it is on Netflix so I thought I would watch it (perhaps this weekend), but then I saw the R rating at Netflix. Why on earth is this necessary? Unless there is a good reason I usually avoid anything beyond PG. What is not a good reason for me is the film industry's vision and desire of what is normal in, or good for, American society. To me this is a poison pill and I usually vote no.

I'm not sure why it was rated R. There was some profanity and some sexual dialogue, but no nudity or blood or anything like that. Strange.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2125 on: March 07, 2014, 08:17:52 AM »
Just remember that the people who do the ratings are not necessarily in line with the film industry any more than they are in line with the consumers they pretend to be helping/informing. Though I guess if you stop at PG this becomes a problem that's not ran into that often.

I was thinking that the film industry thinks that R is better for profits than PG. I could be wrong, but the dearth (more like absence) of G rated adult movies tells me otherwise.

There have been more G movies for adults than there are R rated movies since PG-13. PG-13 ruined everything.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2126 on: March 07, 2014, 10:28:48 AM »
Going to see the new Swords & Man-Panties flick - 300: Rise of an Empire.  I loved the last one, so should like this one as well.  Hopefully there is some good trireme on trireme ramming!

Gosh 300 was such garbage. Really, anything with Gerard Butler- whether we're talking about his awful romcoms or his equally inane action forays- is going to be an IQ subtractor. And then there's the nu-metal infused soundtrack. Basically 300 is one of those horrible Jock Jams CD's in movie form.

Well, you're not going to like RoaE.  It was stupid fun like 300, but they kept the fun levels constant (fair 'nuff) but increased the stupid part of the equation a bit more than I would have liked.  They definitely overplayed the warrior-queen card.  Artemesia, fine.  The same Artemesia who was the only one advising against a naval battle "because our enemies are stronger than us at sea, as a man is to a woman..."  Now, she did fight and did well enough for Xerxes to say "my men have become women and my women, men".  

(Addendum: After the battle Xerxes sent Artemesia a full suit of Greek armour for her performance.  To the captain of her ship he sent a distaff and spindle!)

But still, I think she was probably the best character in the film, so gross historical liberties are allowable.

Gorgo, on the other hand.  That was just plain ridiculous.  


In short, if you want to watch muscular men in leather panties slicing, slashing, and skewering Persians...go see it.  It is great for that.  If you have a low stupid tolerance threshold...just rewatch Alexander again.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2127 on: March 07, 2014, 07:00:57 PM »
Going to see the new Swords & Man-Panties flick - 300: Rise of an Empire.  I loved the last one, so should like this one as well.  Hopefully there is some good trireme on trireme ramming!

Gosh 300 was such garbage. Really, anything with Gerard Butler- whether we're talking about his awful romcoms or his equally inane action forays- is going to be an IQ subtractor. And then there's the nu-metal infused soundtrack. Basically 300 is one of those horrible Jock Jams CD's in movie form.
Well, you're not going to like RoaE.  It was stupid fun like 300, but they kept the fun levels constant (fair 'nuff) but increased the stupid part of the equation a bit more than I would have liked.  They definitely overplayed the warrior-queen card.  Artemesia, fine.  The same Artemesia who was the only one advising against a naval battle "because our enemies are stronger than us at sea, as a man is to a woman..."  Now, she did fight and did well enough for Xerxes to say "my men have become women and my women, men".  

(Addendum: After the battle Xerxes sent Artemesia a full suit of Greek armour for her performance.  To the captain of her ship he sent a distaff and spindle!)

But still, I think she was probably the best character in the film, so gross historical liberties are allowable.

Gorgo, on the other hand.  That was just plain ridiculous.  


In short, if you want to watch muscular men in leather panties slicing, slashing, and skewering Persians...go see it.  It is great for that.  If you have a low stupid tolerance threshold...just rewatch Alexander again.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2128 on: March 07, 2014, 07:48:22 PM »
I saw "Frozen" the other day. Ran a bit long, but it was funny. :)
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« Reply #2129 on: March 07, 2014, 09:12:01 PM »
Going to see the new Swords & Man-Panties flick - 300: Rise of an Empire.  I loved the last one, so should like this one as well.  Hopefully there is some good trireme on trireme ramming!

Gosh 300 was such garbage. Really, anything with Gerard Butler- whether we're talking about his awful romcoms or his equally inane action forays- is going to be an IQ subtractor. And then there's the nu-metal infused soundtrack. Basically 300 is one of those horrible Jock Jams CD's in movie form.
Well, you're not going to like RoaE.  It was stupid fun like 300, but they kept the fun levels constant (fair 'nuff) but increased the stupid part of the equation a bit more than I would have liked.  They definitely overplayed the warrior-queen card.  Artemesia, fine.  The same Artemesia who was the only one advising against a naval battle "because our enemies are stronger than us at sea, as a man is to a woman..."  Now, she did fight and did well enough for Xerxes to say "my men have become women and my women, men".  

(Addendum: After the battle Xerxes sent Artemesia a full suit of Greek armour for her performance.  To the captain of her ship he sent a distaff and spindle!)

But still, I think she was probably the best character in the film, so gross historical liberties are allowable.

Gorgo, on the other hand.  That was just plain ridiculous.  


In short, if you want to watch muscular men in leather panties slicing, slashing, and skewering Persians...go see it.  It is great for that.  If you have a low stupid tolerance threshold...just rewatch Alexander again.
Did they really play a contemporary version of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" in the film?

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2130 on: March 07, 2014, 11:37:27 PM »
Prince Avalanche

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJGEu268KvI

Interesting movie. It may be too slow for most people. It's an odd film, but it kept my interest and I found it to be pretty good for the most part.


Selam

I watched the clip and it looked OK and it is on Netflix so I thought I would watch it (perhaps this weekend), but then I saw the R rating at Netflix. Why on earth is this necessary? Unless there is a good reason I usually avoid anything beyond PG. What is not a good reason for me is the film industry's vision and desire of what is normal in, or good for, American society. To me this is a poison pill and I usually vote no.

I'm not sure why it was rated R. There was some profanity and some sexual dialogue, but no nudity or blood or anything like that. Strange.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2131 on: March 16, 2014, 03:31:06 PM »
Crystal Fairy and The Magical Cactus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRm3C-lH77k

Another one that I stumbled across on Netflix. I was pleasantly surprised. I expected it to be just another inane hipster drug movie, but it wasn't that at all. It was actually a very touching film that dealt with the themes of respect, kindness, human connection and human decency. It got better and better as it went along, and ended much differently than I expected it to.

(Warning: this movie contains lots of nudity and drug content.)


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« Reply #2132 on: March 17, 2014, 08:06:54 PM »
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« Reply #2133 on: March 18, 2014, 02:17:09 PM »
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« Reply #2134 on: March 18, 2014, 02:19:17 PM »
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« Reply #2135 on: March 18, 2014, 04:31:23 PM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2136 on: March 18, 2014, 04:57:43 PM »
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Aren't there college ombudsmen/ombudswomen for situations like this? The plot seems impossible to me, but I guess it is a movie. It just seems unlikely that there are schools without government funding and all of the requirements therein.




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« Reply #2137 on: March 18, 2014, 05:08:06 PM »
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« Reply #2138 on: March 21, 2014, 09:38:15 PM »
I don't know if it counts as a movie (it's a documentary), but I just re-watched America's Most Hated Family in Crisis.. It's about the Phelps family if you couldn't guess from the title, and a follow-up to an earlier documentary (The Most Hated Family in America). Both are really interesting and worth a watch, I think.
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« Reply #2139 on: March 29, 2014, 08:59:47 PM »
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« Reply #2140 on: March 31, 2014, 02:27:34 AM »
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« Reply #2141 on: March 31, 2014, 08:58:45 AM »
I don't know if it counts as a movie (it's a documentary), but I just re-watched America's Most Hated Family in Crisis.. It's about the Phelps family if you couldn't guess from the title, and a follow-up to an earlier documentary (The Most Hated Family in America). Both are really interesting and worth a watch, I think.

More like the most unifying family in America.  What other family in America has given the KKK and GLAAD something they could agree upon? 
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« Reply #2142 on: March 31, 2014, 11:25:31 AM »
I watched Aliens on Saturday and Revenge of the Sith on Sunday. 

I watched all the new trilogy movies in the theatre and haven't seen them since.  I will say that RotS wasn't as crap as I remember, and I snobbishly thought it was pretty crap.  Unfortunately, Return of the Jedi has not held up to time.  Frakking Ewoks.  I might watch Attack of the Clones next, as it might have improved with the degeneration of my taste over the years.  For the record, I still love A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back.  If anything, they have only improved over time, and I loved them as a kid.

Tonight I am going to watch myself take the GF out to dinner, lest I become single again!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2143 on: April 04, 2014, 03:20:28 AM »
Monsters University. Can you tell that school's out for Easter yet?

To be fair, Helen Mirren manages to be brilliant even looking like this:

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« Reply #2144 on: April 04, 2014, 08:36:49 AM »
I don't know if it counts as a movie (it's a documentary), but I just re-watched America's Most Hated Family in Crisis.. It's about the Phelps family if you couldn't guess from the title, and a follow-up to an earlier documentary (The Most Hated Family in America). Both are really interesting and worth a watch, I think.

More like the most unifying family in America.  What other family in America has given the KKK and GLAAD something they could agree upon? 

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« Reply #2145 on: April 05, 2014, 11:59:44 AM »
Heaven is For Real, opening a few days before Pascha.

Might be interesting.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2146 on: April 06, 2014, 10:10:26 PM »
Bigger, Stronger, Faster

Still one of the best popular-level commentaries/documentaries on American culture, supposing people can look past its ostensible focus on steroids, which is really a clever way of making the points without sounding preachy or obnoxious.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2147 on: April 09, 2014, 12:40:10 PM »
Il Gattopardo

Pretty good. Although the pace is very slow. But I like it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2148 on: April 10, 2014, 01:00:49 AM »
Bigger, Stronger, Faster

Still one of the best popular-level commentaries/documentaries on American culture, supposing people can look past its ostensible focus on steroids, which is really a clever way of making the points without sounding preachy or obnoxious.

Thanks for the recommendation. I watched it last night and enjoyed it. It's a troubling issue, and there is much hypocrisy surrounding the debate. We're living in a "brave new world," and the toothpaste is already out of the tube. I love sports, and sports have profoundly shaped my life for as long as I can remember. But I'm afraid that the day is fast approaching when I just won't be able to stomach all of the impurity any longer. And yes, I realize that there have always been scandals in sports, so I'm not naïve about that. But these days I just don't know who I can trust and what's really going on behind the scenes.

As a kid, I learned many values from sports: teamwork, sportsmanship, integrity, work ethic, self sacrifice, perseverance, winning isn't everything it's how you play the game, etc. But it seems like most of these values are gone from collegiate and professional sports today. It's all about winning at all costs, individual achievement and self glorification, and the almighty dollar as the bottom line. It breaks my heart. At some point I just don't know if I'll be able to still justify contributing to it with my fandom.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2149 on: April 13, 2014, 10:27:48 PM »
Interestingly...  :angel:

I just put Bloodsport on to go to sleep to. No one can do martial arts corn quite like Van Damme!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2150 on: April 14, 2014, 03:23:23 PM »
No one can do martial arts corn quite like Van Damme!

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« Reply #2151 on: April 16, 2014, 03:27:04 PM »
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« Reply #2152 on: April 16, 2014, 10:16:56 PM »
:) The DVD tonight to go to sleep to is...

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2153 on: April 21, 2014, 10:36:04 AM »
I have two Russian WWII movies on order - White Tiger and Zvezda.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2154 on: April 24, 2014, 10:43:15 PM »
I am watching episode 4 of The Bible. "God" sounds like a killer and his prophet Samuel sounds like a crypto-hard heart too. Samuel is on the hill watching with approval as Saul kills the enemy camp and then is actually mad when Saul spares the enemy king. The movie portrays the enemy king in captivity like he is wacked out on cocaine. In reality, I think the enemy king would appear more sympathetic when captured. These kinds of killer stories make me less faithful. I like Jesus.

Saul asks a good question to Samuel - Is this God telling me to kill people or is it you?

P.S. I do get the idea of warfare, I just find the story came off troubling.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2155 on: April 24, 2014, 11:37:12 PM »
I like Jesus.

You mean the guy that "sounds like a killer"? 
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« Reply #2156 on: April 30, 2014, 08:08:24 PM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2158 on: April 30, 2014, 09:25:09 PM »
Heaven is For Real, opening a few days before Pascha.

Might be interesting.

Did you go see it?
Was it interesting?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2159 on: April 30, 2014, 09:25:20 PM »
A Matter of Faith

Oh dear.

Yeah, as much as I think evolution is absurd, movies like this hardly help the true scientific and true theological cause.


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