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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2340 on: December 18, 2014, 01:44:25 PM »
I was going to see "The Interview"
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2341 on: December 18, 2014, 01:49:50 PM »
I was going to see "The Interview"

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2342 on: December 18, 2014, 10:11:07 PM »
I'm going to see either 'The Hobbit' or 'Big Hero Six' when I'm done with work some day this week.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2343 on: December 21, 2014, 09:17:22 PM »
Finally got to see Pain and Gain.

It's unfortunate how little of it actually resembles the true story it's roughly based on and if I was a person who was actually involved in the real events, I'd probably be pretty angry.


That being said, it is still quite a funny, grotesque, sad, surreal, and ultimately very true movie. It's definitely a savage deconstruction of "The American Dream." I recommend it for those who don't mind a hard-ish R.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2344 on: December 21, 2014, 09:54:07 PM »
Finally got to see Pain and Gain.

It's unfortunate how little of it actually resembles the true story it's roughly based on and if I was a person who was actually involved in the real events, I'd probably be pretty angry.

That being said, it is still quite a funny, grotesque, sad, surreal, and ultimately very true movie. It's definitely a savage deconstruction of "The American Dream." I recommend it for those who don't mind a hard-ish R.

Didn't know a thing about it, walked in and blew popcorn out of my nose laughing so hard.
I've known genius' like them and it was scripted perfectly. Reminded me of Pulp Fiction.
Saw it on the first day out and was roaring in the theater; spooky because there was about one or none other laughing so hard.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2345 on: December 25, 2014, 08:50:50 PM »
Saw the last Hobbit movie today. Was ok... better than I expected based on what people were saying.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2346 on: December 25, 2014, 09:11:11 PM »
I was going to see "The Interview"

It's on Youtube.  Rent for $5.99.  That's cheaper than going to the theater.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2347 on: December 25, 2014, 10:01:47 PM »
Don't be a Menace to Southcentral while Drinking your Juice in the Hood- How's that for a Christmas movie? :laugh:
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2348 on: December 25, 2014, 10:52:40 PM »
I was going to see "The Interview"

It's on Youtube.  Rent for $5.99.  That's cheaper than going to the theater.

But, it lacks the full theatre experience

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2349 on: December 26, 2014, 12:59:35 AM »
I was going to see "The Interview"

It's on Youtube.  Rent for $5.99.  That's cheaper than going to the theater.

But, it lacks the full theatre experience
I'm not sure the movie is of sufficient quality to warrant the full theatre experience.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2350 on: December 26, 2014, 01:05:58 AM »
I was going to see "The Interview"

It's on Youtube.  Rent for $5.99.  That's cheaper than going to the theater.

But, it lacks the full theatre experience

The last full theater experience I had cost $20 dollars and a smelly and coughing individual sat next to me.  No thanks.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2351 on: December 27, 2014, 01:31:18 PM »
Kung Fu Panda 2. ;D
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2352 on: December 27, 2014, 02:52:20 PM »
My Neighbor Totoro

On a VHS tape that I bought over 20 years ago. It's a favorite of mine.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2353 on: December 27, 2014, 03:23:42 PM »
Saw the Hobbit last night. I've always had this fascination with dwarves!

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2354 on: December 27, 2014, 04:19:03 PM »
My Neighbor Totoro

On a VHS tape that I bought over 20 years ago. It's a favorite of mine.
Oooo, is that the pre-Disney dub? That's the version I grew up with. I wish I had a copy.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2355 on: December 28, 2014, 02:36:21 PM »
i enjoyed this recently:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azXeo7yi_Ko
(part 2 should be advertised next to it).

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there was lots of persecution from the foreign rulers of egypt, but this did not bother him.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2356 on: December 30, 2014, 07:49:51 PM »
The Winter Soldier is almost at the big fight climax right now. It's been a fun ride. :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2357 on: December 30, 2014, 08:03:50 PM »
I saw The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies the other day. It has it's flaws- mostly some tonal clashing. Ultimately, I was both entertained and moved, though. Nearly cried during the closing credits, in fact!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2358 on: December 30, 2014, 10:05:04 PM »
"The Village." It's really weird.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2359 on: December 31, 2014, 12:52:35 AM »
Wild

Average. A little too depressing for my taste. Not much of a supporting cast. Could have used a better soundtrack. But it wasn't terrible. However if you want to see a movie with a similar theme, Into the Wild is ten times better. I think that one spoiled me. This one didn't even come close.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2360 on: December 31, 2014, 12:43:16 PM »
I saw The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies the other day. It has it's flaws- mostly some tonal clashing. Ultimately, I was both entertained and moved, though. Nearly cried during the closing credits, in fact!

I saw this last weekend. I guess I couldn't remember the plot from the previous episodes. I found it incomprehensible. I was also expecting a little bit of humor, but I did not notice it. My son liked it enough to say it was OK (which means he liked it).

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2361 on: December 31, 2014, 12:53:33 PM »
I saw The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies the other day. It has it's flaws- mostly some tonal clashing. Ultimately, I was both entertained and moved, though. Nearly cried during the closing credits, in fact!

I saw this last weekend. I guess I couldn't remember the plot from the previous episodes. I found it incomprehensible. I was also expecting a little bit of humor, but I did not notice it. My son liked it enough to say it was OK (which means he liked it).
Totoro was Fox Video.

How can anybody follow the plot?
I found them all the same.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2362 on: December 31, 2014, 02:50:20 PM »
Tomorrow I'm breaking out The English Patient and Gosford Park. Only fitting to celebrate Dame Kristin Scott Thomas. :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2363 on: December 31, 2014, 03:08:59 PM »
I saw The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies the other day. It has it's flaws- mostly some tonal clashing. Ultimately, I was both entertained and moved, though. Nearly cried during the closing credits, in fact!

I saw this last weekend. I guess I couldn't remember the plot from the previous episodes. I found it incomprehensible. I was also expecting a little bit of humor, but I did not notice it. My son liked it enough to say it was OK (which means he liked it).

Totoro was Fox Video.

I think the humor--what little there was--could be found mostly in visual gags, like when the creature (troll?) used his head as a battering ram to bust gates open.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2364 on: December 31, 2014, 05:27:06 PM »
I saw The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies the other day. It has it's flaws- mostly some tonal clashing. Ultimately, I was both entertained and moved, though. Nearly cried during the closing credits, in fact!

I saw this last weekend. I guess I couldn't remember the plot from the previous episodes. I found it incomprehensible. I was also expecting a little bit of humor, but I did not notice it. My son liked it enough to say it was OK (which means he liked it).

Totoro was Fox Video.

I think the humor--what little there was--could be found mostly in visual gags, like when the creature (troll?) used his head as a battering ram to bust gates open.

Oh, I didn't grasp that. There should have been three of them with the head battering ram sounding like Curley.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2365 on: December 31, 2014, 05:42:24 PM »
Tomorrow I'm breaking out The English Patient and Gosford Park. Only fitting to celebrate Dame Kristin Scott Thomas. :)

And here I thought friends don't let friends watch The English Patient;D
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2366 on: December 31, 2014, 06:02:36 PM »
Tomorrow I'm breaking out The English Patient and Gosford Park. Only fitting to celebrate Dame Kristin Scott Thomas. :)

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2367 on: December 31, 2014, 06:37:48 PM »
Saw Hobbit 3 with the grandchildren (my son-in-law is a Tolkien fan). It was one big battle, but without a satisfactory conclusion, very unlike LOTR 3.

However, I am now exploring free Prime TV series, some of which rival the best of movies. Right now, HBO's Carnivale is of interest.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2368 on: December 31, 2014, 07:39:35 PM »
Many of the silent moments I found humorous, little facial expressions from Bilbo or Gandalf. The Master trying to get out of Lake Town, many of Alfred's scenes, the red haired Dwarf with the hammer...

I will admit, I did laugh when the Troll crashed the gate open, but the Trolls in general I thought hurt the tone of the battle scenes. They're a far cry from their menacing presence in the LOTR films.

I disagree regarding the resolution. The death of Thorin, Turiel weeping over Kili's body, Legolas and Thrandir's final rift- had me all knotted up inside. And the way it all ties together at the end centering around the ring, man... I also thought Final Goodbye was a far more stirring song than Into the West from the end of Return of the King.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2369 on: December 31, 2014, 08:44:22 PM »
Tomorrow I'm breaking out The English Patient and Gosford Park. Only fitting to celebrate Dame Kristin Scott Thomas. :)

And here I thought friends don't let friends watch The English Patient;D

Friends don't let friends watch The English Patient alone. ;)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2370 on: December 31, 2014, 09:46:11 PM »
Tomorrow I'm breaking out The English Patient and Gosford Park. Only fitting to celebrate Dame Kristin Scott Thomas. :)

And here I thought friends don't let friends watch The English Patient;D

Friends don't let friends watch The English Patient alone. ;)

I have seen this movie about 10 or more times this year. I am a bit tired of it. One of the downsides from saying that you like Heroditus.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2371 on: December 31, 2014, 09:49:01 PM »
Tomorrow I'm breaking out The English Patient and Gosford Park. Only fitting to celebrate Dame Kristin Scott Thomas. :)

And here I thought friends don't let friends watch The English Patient;D

Friends don't let friends watch The English Patient alone. ;)

So there are three boxes of tissues?
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« Reply #2372 on: December 31, 2014, 10:39:20 PM »
Tomorrow I'm breaking out The English Patient and Gosford Park. Only fitting to celebrate Dame Kristin Scott Thomas. :)

And here I thought friends don't let friends watch The English Patient;D

Friends don't let friends watch The English Patient alone. ;)

So there are three boxes of tissues?
Enjoy.

Sharing is caring. ;)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2373 on: January 07, 2015, 04:12:43 PM »
Watching "iceman" with buddies.

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« Reply #2374 on: January 07, 2015, 04:19:39 PM »
The Return of the The King
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2376 on: January 08, 2015, 12:03:24 AM »
The Shoes of The Fisherman

What a wonderful movie. Great stuff!



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« Reply #2377 on: January 08, 2015, 03:04:23 PM »
"The Scapegoat." It's an adaptation of a Daphne DuMaurier book.
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« Reply #2378 on: January 17, 2015, 06:51:40 PM »
Two this weekend: "The Awakening," a good ghost story from I think 2011, and "Richard III," the 1955 one with Laurence Olivier.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2379 on: January 20, 2015, 11:40:17 PM »
Saw Selma today. Archbishop Iakovos appeared in it (he participated in the Selma march), and although his role was small, the camera did seem to focus on him a lot whenever he was present. I think it was because his flowing dark vestments gave him a very striking appearance compared with the other Protestant and Catholic marchers whose attire was plainer.

The Archbishop was quite a remarkable man, and a hero for human and civil rights. A close personal friend of MLK, he said that he sympathized with African-Americans and the Civil Rights movement because, having grown up in Turkey, he had also experienced discrimination as a member of a minority group (the Pontic Greek Genocide happened when he was a child). The film didn't mention this, though.

Abp. Iakovos was also a strong supporter of a unified American Orthodox Church, which brought him into conflict with the EP toward the end of his term (and may have led to his resignation).
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2380 on: January 21, 2015, 12:16:32 AM »
Saw Selma today. Archbishop Iakovos appeared in it (he participated in the Selma march), and although his role was small, the camera did seem to focus on him a lot whenever he was present. I think it was because his flowing dark vestments gave him a very striking appearance compared with the other Protestant and Catholic marchers whose attire was plainer.

The Archbishop was quite a remarkable man, and a hero for human and civil rights. A close personal friend of MLK, he said that he sympathized with African-Americans and the Civil Rights movement because, having grown up in Turkey, he had also experienced discrimination as a member of a minority group (the Pontic Greek Genocide happened when he was a child). The film didn't mention this, though.

Abp. Iakovos was also a strong supporter of a unified American Orthodox Church, which brought him into conflict with the EP toward the end of his term (and may have led to his resignation).


Good article about Archbishop Iakovos and Dr. King here:
http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/ecumenical/mlk/iakovos-civilrights

How was the movie? I'm still trying to decide whether or not to see it. Not sure if I can stomach another poor impersonation of Dr. King. And the fact that Oprah Winfrey is in this movie makes me want to avoid it at all costs. On the other hand, I hear that the movie portrays LBJ in an unflattering light, which makes me think it might actually be worth watching. But the previews just look terrible to me. I know it's gotten rave reviews though.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2381 on: January 21, 2015, 12:44:59 AM »
Saw Selma today. Archbishop Iakovos appeared in it (he participated in the Selma march), and although his role was small, the camera did seem to focus on him a lot whenever he was present. I think it was because his flowing dark vestments gave him a very striking appearance compared with the other Protestant and Catholic marchers whose attire was plainer.

The Archbishop was quite a remarkable man, and a hero for human and civil rights. A close personal friend of MLK, he said that he sympathized with African-Americans and the Civil Rights movement because, having grown up in Turkey, he had also experienced discrimination as a member of a minority group (the Pontic Greek Genocide happened when he was a child). The film didn't mention this, though.

Abp. Iakovos was also a strong supporter of a unified American Orthodox Church, which brought him into conflict with the EP toward the end of his term (and may have led to his resignation).


Good article about Archbishop Iakovos and Dr. King here:
http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/ecumenical/mlk/iakovos-civilrights

How was the movie? I'm still trying to decide whether or not to see it. Not sure if I can stomach another poor impersonation of Dr. King. And the fact that Oprah Winfrey is in this movie makes me want to avoid it at all costs. On the other hand, I hear that the movie portrays LBJ in an unflattering light, which makes me think it might actually be worth watching. But the previews just look terrible to me. I know it's gotten rave reviews though.

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Wow, I didn't even realize Oprah was in the movie when I saw it (because the character she plays, Annie Cooper, doesn't really look much like Oprah. It's very easy to forget that it's her). I knew she was involved in the production but I thought that was it!

Regarding the portrayal of Dr. King, I haven't really seen enough films about him to make a judgment about Oyelowo's performance as him.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2382 on: January 22, 2015, 10:22:28 AM »
Probably going to watch Zulu tonight, or at least the battle scenes. (I have seen the movie enough times that I could have watched it with each British soldier who fought there once.)  Today and tomorrow are the 136th Anniversary of the Battle of Rourke's Drift.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2383 on: January 26, 2015, 03:14:32 PM »
Real Steel. The young one caught it on TV last night and had a great time, so today, when I found the DVD at the supermarket for £3, I bought it for him. It's a fun romp of bot boxing, and everything is better with Hugh Jackman. :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2384 on: January 26, 2015, 07:55:26 PM »
I noticed The Interview is on Netflix - so I watched it to see what all the fuss was about. I need to go to confession now after seeing that, what a dumb movie. Don't even waste your God given time on it.