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« Reply #315 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." 
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« Reply #316 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!
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« Reply #317 on: October 12, 2010, 09:20:33 PM »

2012 - Ridiculous plot with some really cool action scenes.
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« Reply #318 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.
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« Reply #319 on: October 13, 2010, 01:51:43 AM »

Becket is an amazing film.
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« Reply #320 on: October 13, 2010, 02:36:16 AM »

watched 'the exorcism of emily rose' tonight.
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« Reply #321 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?)


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« Reply #322 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?)


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« Reply #323 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.
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« Reply #324 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.
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« Reply #325 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! Smiley


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« Reply #326 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.
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« Reply #327 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.
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« Reply #328 on: October 27, 2010, 05:41:28 AM »

Watched a movie last night that I haven't seen in many a year... Willow. Grin



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.
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« Reply #329 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.
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« Reply #330 on: October 27, 2010, 03:00:20 PM »

I'll watch Elite Squad 2.

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« Reply #331 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
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« Reply #332 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!).
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« Reply #333 on: October 28, 2010, 12:42:14 PM »

I saw "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".
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« Reply #334 on: October 28, 2010, 10:56:47 PM »

I saw "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?


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« Reply #335 on: October 29, 2010, 11:30:42 PM »

I saw "Pandorum" today. It was one of the scariest movies I've ever seen.  Shocked
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« Reply #336 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" Tongue

My priest tells me I have to see Stewart Saves His Family, so that's next in the Netflix queue.
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« Reply #337 on: October 30, 2010, 01:25:13 AM »

I watched Kingdom of Heaven for the second time today. I really like it.
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« Reply #338 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.
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« Reply #339 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.
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« Reply #340 on: October 31, 2010, 04:02:47 AM »

Halloween (the 1978 one)
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« Reply #341 on: October 31, 2010, 04:45:33 AM »

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That was pretty good!   Smiley
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« Reply #343 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.
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« Reply #344 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.
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« Reply #345 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.
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True. He's whom I picture as Holmes when I read the books, too.    Smiley
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I enjoyed that one as well. Fun movie.
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« Reply #348 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.
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« Reply #349 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.
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« Reply #350 on: November 27, 2010, 06:02:07 PM »

Finally saw Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" and did not get it.  Shocked 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.
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« Reply #351 on: December 02, 2010, 07:18:24 PM »

Faster. It's more intelligent than you might think.
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« Reply #352 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.


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« Reply #353 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.


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« Reply #354 on: December 03, 2010, 12:37:33 AM »

Finally saw Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" and did not get it.  Shocked 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.
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« Reply #355 on: December 03, 2010, 10:12:23 AM »

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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.

 
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« Reply #356 on: December 18, 2010, 12:12:43 AM »

Tron: Legacy, very soon.
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« Reply #357 on: December 18, 2010, 02:12:52 AM »

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« Reply #358 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.


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« Reply #359 on: December 18, 2010, 03:39:10 AM »

I just saw the new True Grit and The King's Speech. Both were superlative!
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