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« Reply #450 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.

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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.

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« Reply #451 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.

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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.

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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.
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« Reply #452 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?
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« Reply #453 on: February 25, 2011, 11:33:05 PM »

Apocalypse Now FTW, please skip the Redux version of it...ruined the film.
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« Reply #454 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.

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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.

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« Reply #455 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.
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« Reply #456 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.
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« Reply #457 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.

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« Reply #458 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.
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« Reply #459 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.

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« Reply #460 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.
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« Reply #461 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?
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« Reply #462 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?
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« Reply #463 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.
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« Reply #464 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.

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« Reply #465 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?
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« Reply #466 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.



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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?
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« Reply #467 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.
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« Reply #468 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.

 
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« Reply #469 on: February 26, 2011, 12:29:45 AM »

Synecdoche, New York is excellent.
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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. Smiley
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« Reply #472 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.


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« Reply #473 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.
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« Reply #474 on: February 26, 2011, 05:17:23 PM »

All 3 Jurassic Parks, all 3 LOTR, and all 3 GOAL movies.

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« Reply #475 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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« Reply #476 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.
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« Reply #477 on: March 01, 2011, 08:55:14 PM »

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« Reply #478 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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« Reply #479 on: March 04, 2011, 10:03:58 PM »

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« Reply #480 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 . . .
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« Reply #481 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.



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« Reply #482 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.)


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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.

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

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« Reply #484 on: March 05, 2011, 01:26:39 AM »

Last film I watched was Titanic. Cheesy
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« Reply #486 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.

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I might have to take you up on this recommendation.  


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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.  


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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.

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« Reply #489 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 Embarrassed

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
 

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« Reply #490 on: March 24, 2011, 11:03:24 AM »

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« Reply #491 on: March 24, 2011, 08:04:03 PM »

Defiance.

I NEVER got Daniel Craig until this movie.  Shocked [fanning myself] Oh dear! (Probably because men with Eastern European accents > men with British accents. In my book, anyway.  Grin)
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« Reply #492 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)
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« Reply #493 on: March 31, 2011, 01:20:53 AM »

Highly recommend Temple Grandin....awesome insight into autistic peoples and their behaviors
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« Reply #494 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.
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