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« Reply #900 on: September 24, 2011, 01:06:53 AM »

When We Were Kings

Awesome film. The DVD ending is challenge someone not to crying during.



Yeah, like I said, I cry every time I watch it. One of my favorite things about the film is watching the footage of Don King's face go from a cheesy grin to a scowl in a nano-second when he enters the ring immediately after the fight was over. He was approaching Ali all ready to exploit his heroic victory, and Ali obviously looked him dead in the eye and said something that really humiliated him. If I ever meet Ali, I'm going to ask him what he said to Don King at that moment. I imagine it was something along the lines of what he said to Ernie Terrell.  Wink



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For me the real subject in the end is Foreman. He under goes a ridiculous degree of character development. When he helps Ali to receive the award after seeing how mean and hard hearted he was . . .

George's quiet story told in the background of the brash and brilliance of Ali is what breaks and thus opens my heart.



No doubt. George Foreman is a wonderful person, and I have so much respect for him. Ali's relationship with Joe Frasier was deeply strained for many years, and I must admit it was mostly due to Ali's behavior. But I think in the end, almost everyone that had a profound encounter with Ali was the better for it. Sonny Liston was certainly a tragic exception. But we must not forget that there would be no Ali without Foreman, Frasier, and the other exceptional fighters whose character and skill provided indellible moments in the ring and transformative stories outside of it.


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How about that new movie that's about to come out about the real life inspiration for all the Rocky movies: the fight where a little-known guy named Chuck Wepner stayed in the ring with Muhammad Ali for the full 15 rounds?
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« Reply #901 on: September 24, 2011, 05:56:48 PM »

This weekend I saw:

Moneyball - Let me start off by saying I think that baseball is the most boring sport there is...and I LOVED this movie

Killer Elite - VERY good action film, story...not so great.
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« Reply #902 on: September 24, 2011, 08:26:47 PM »

When We Were Kings

Awesome film. The DVD ending is challenge someone not to crying during.



Yeah, like I said, I cry every time I watch it. One of my favorite things about the film is watching the footage of Don King's face go from a cheesy grin to a scowl in a nano-second when he enters the ring immediately after the fight was over. He was approaching Ali all ready to exploit his heroic victory, and Ali obviously looked him dead in the eye and said something that really humiliated him. If I ever meet Ali, I'm going to ask him what he said to Don King at that moment. I imagine it was something along the lines of what he said to Ernie Terrell.  Wink



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For me the real subject in the end is Foreman. He under goes a ridiculous degree of character development. When he helps Ali to receive the award after seeing how mean and hard hearted he was . . .

George's quiet story told in the background of the brash and brilliance of Ali is what breaks and thus opens my heart.



No doubt. George Foreman is a wonderful person, and I have so much respect for him. Ali's relationship with Joe Frasier was deeply strained for many years, and I must admit it was mostly due to Ali's behavior. But I think in the end, almost everyone that had a profound encounter with Ali was the better for it. Sonny Liston was certainly a tragic exception. But we must not forget that there would be no Ali without Foreman, Frasier, and the other exceptional fighters whose character and skill provided indellible moments in the ring and transformative stories outside of it.


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How about that new movie that's about to come out about the real life inspiration for all the Rocky movies: the fight where a little-known guy named Chuck Wepner stayed in the ring with Muhammad Ali for the full 15 rounds?


I haven't heard about it. I look forward to it. Yes indeed, Chuck Wepner was a warrior that day!


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« Reply #903 on: September 24, 2011, 08:34:48 PM »

Probably going to see Contagion tonight.
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« Reply #904 on: September 24, 2011, 08:35:27 PM »

Just saw Drive...the opening was better than the rest of the film. Good guy flick.
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« Reply #905 on: September 24, 2011, 08:49:29 PM »

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« Reply #906 on: September 24, 2011, 10:10:11 PM »

Bad Santa

It was on TV this afternoon.

I'd post a you tube clip but after review...... I am unable to do so Smiley

One of the greats...
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« Reply #907 on: September 25, 2011, 12:37:14 AM »

Gunless

A lighthearted Canadian spoof on the Western genre. When a gunslinger wanders into a small Canadian frontier town, he finds it's hard to stage a showdown. The locals are just too friendly, and how do you have a gunfight when there's only one pistol in town - and it doesn't shoot?

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« Reply #908 on: September 27, 2011, 11:03:47 AM »

Saw Contagion on Saturday.  It was very good. 

Watched Alien for the second time last night.  Classic.
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« Reply #909 on: October 06, 2011, 09:52:40 PM »

Shutter Island - Some great actors, but predictable.


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« Reply #910 on: October 07, 2011, 05:23:25 PM »

Ninja Cheerleaders (2008) arrived in the mail today. This movie should not be confused with Cheerleader Ninjas (2003). Looks to be a campy movie with scantily clad women, dumb jokes, bad production, and terrible acting. Can't wait to watch it! Oh, and Sulu is their ninja sensei.

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« Reply #911 on: October 09, 2011, 12:19:17 AM »

The Ninja Cheerleaders movie wasn't very good after all. Though I did like some of the absurd touches. And I also did fast forward to the end to see if things worked out the way the characters were hoping they would. And wouldn't you know it, the stripper-cheerleader-ninja-community-college-girls got accepted into an ivy league college and made enough money from stripping to attend. So it was a happy ending for them, if not for me.  police
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« Reply #912 on: October 09, 2011, 06:17:34 PM »

I watched Bram Stoker's Dracula from 1992 the other night. I saw it a few years ago. Anthony Hopkins is really great in it. Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie but I cannot help but sympathize for his character just the same. In the end, its not a bad movie. I like it.
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« Reply #913 on: October 09, 2011, 09:08:32 PM »

Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie
So true, man. 4 words: Much Ado About Nothing. Watch it if you love to hate Keanu, just like I do. It's the Brannagh/Thompson version.
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« Reply #915 on: October 09, 2011, 09:54:59 PM »

I watched Bram Stoker's Dracula from 1992 the other night. I saw it a few years ago. Anthony Hopkins is really great in it. Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie but I cannot help but sympathize for his character just the same. In the end, its not a bad movie. I like it.


Yeah, this is a classic.


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« Reply #916 on: October 10, 2011, 04:24:42 PM »

Real Steel is a VERY good film.
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« Reply #917 on: October 11, 2011, 04:54:32 AM »

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Awesome movie. I know, I know, you see that Shannon Tweed is in it and you think you know what kind of movie it is. Well you're wrong! It's much, much worse! And wonderfully so! Smiley Also, I've never been a huge fan of Bill Maher, but I like him in this one.
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« Reply #918 on: October 11, 2011, 05:14:24 AM »

I watched Bram Stoker's Dracula from 1992 the other night. I saw it a few years ago. Anthony Hopkins is really great in it. Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie but I cannot help but sympathize for his character just the same. In the end, its not a bad movie. I like it.


Yeah, this is a classic.


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« Reply #919 on: October 14, 2011, 04:55:43 AM »

Just watched Horrible Bosses. One of the few movies I figured I might buy this year. Pretty good. Couple of laugh-out-loud moments. Overall some nice surprises/swerves.
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« Reply #920 on: October 14, 2011, 11:37:06 AM »

Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie
So true, man. 4 words: Much Ado About Nothing. Watch it if you love to hate Keanu, just like I do. It's the Brannagh/Thompson version.
Alternatively, go for A Scanner Darkly. For a minute, it seems like he's acting quite well, but then you realize that the entire point of his character is that he's too high most of the time to have any idea what's really going on, so he's really just playing himself.
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« Reply #921 on: October 14, 2011, 12:11:27 PM »

Haven't watched it in probably 3-4 months, but figured this was the best thread to make the comment...  they are selling unrated version of the 2010 remake of I Spit On Your Grave at my Walmart. Really? That movie? But you can only sell censored versions of cds? Makes me rage.  I mean, it's a good movie and all, it's just the Walmartian inconsistency that gets me.
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« Reply #922 on: October 14, 2011, 02:01:40 PM »

Keanu Reeves, well... I really hate every time he talks in the movie
So true, man. 4 words: Much Ado About Nothing. Watch it if you love to hate Keanu, just like I do. It's the Brannagh/Thompson version.
Alternatively, go for A Scanner Darkly. For a minute, it seems like he's acting quite well, but then you realize that the entire point of his character is that he's too high most of the time to have any idea what's really going on, so he's really just playing himself.

He does a much better job rotoscoped. This brings up a double whammy of an anecdote. Keanu and Scanner Darkly.

The film is watchable.

The story almost not readable for his work.

But the "afterword", especially in the film is simply heart wrenching for me.
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« Reply #923 on: October 14, 2011, 02:29:45 PM »

I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?
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« Reply #924 on: October 14, 2011, 02:58:17 PM »

I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?

Rly?

What aspect ratio is it released in? That is the only perspective question (yes the aspect ratio does come into the perspective formula if anyone wants to geek out on me). It was shot stupidly wide.

Enjoy. That is my perspective.
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« Reply #925 on: October 14, 2011, 03:52:10 PM »

I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?
I thought it was a little Docetic at times.
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« Reply #926 on: October 14, 2011, 05:20:18 PM »

I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?

Rly?

What aspect ratio is it released in? That is the only perspective question (yes the aspect ratio does come into the perspective formula if anyone wants to geek out on me). It was shot stupidly wide.

Enjoy. That is my perspective.

It was shot for that stupidly wide screen back in the day - Cinerama. You probably already know that, but... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinerama. It was like watching a tennis match.
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« Reply #927 on: October 14, 2011, 05:21:33 PM »

I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?
I thought it was a little Docetic at times.

I don't remember it being that, but then I didn't remember what Docetic was and had to look it up!  laugh
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« Reply #928 on: October 14, 2011, 07:58:03 PM »

I still like the chariot race scenes.
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« Reply #929 on: October 14, 2011, 08:20:29 PM »

^ Yeah, me too. (Historical note, just because I'm annoying.  Roll Eyes The Roman Navy never used slaves as rowers, but men of free status.)
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« Reply #930 on: October 14, 2011, 09:23:38 PM »

^ Yeah, me too. (Historical note, just because I'm annoying.  Roll Eyes The Roman Navy never used slaves as rowers, but men of free status.)
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« Reply #931 on: October 14, 2011, 09:29:44 PM »

^ I love that show!  laugh
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« Reply #932 on: October 14, 2011, 09:32:47 PM »

That was funny.   Cheesy
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« Reply #933 on: October 15, 2011, 01:50:25 PM »

I'm gonna watch Ben-Hur sometime today.

I know that it's kind of a religious movie. Any thoughts on it from an Orthodox perspective?
I thought it was a little Docetic at times.
I don't remember it being that, but then I didn't remember what Docetic was and had to look it up!  laugh
It's just the impression I got from the way Christ is always shown from behind, and everyone who sees Him is filled with the sort of sense of awe they'd never get from seeing a normal human body. It's more blatant in the stage version, where He's played by a spotlight.
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« Reply #934 on: October 16, 2011, 02:03:08 AM »

I watched the movie "180" today online:  http://180movie.com/

It was one of the most signficant, persuasive, well-produced, and moving documentaries I have watched.
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« Reply #935 on: October 23, 2011, 03:26:08 AM »

Thoroughly enjoyed 'Millions' about a kid who finds a bag of money.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366777/maindetails

Strange take on Jesus' loaves and fishes miracle though.....

And Real Steel was great too...
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« Reply #936 on: October 23, 2011, 12:49:30 PM »

I just got the box set of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' with all the Gamera episodes. That's what I'm going to watch.  Smiley
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« Reply #937 on: October 23, 2011, 05:09:43 PM »

Saw "The Bank Job" the other night. And finally got around to seeing "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part two". Both films get the thumbs up from me.
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« Reply #938 on: October 23, 2011, 05:26:57 PM »

Thoroughly enjoyed 'Millions' about a kid who finds a bag of money.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366777/maindetails

Strange take on Jesus' loaves and fishes miracle though.....

And Real Steel was great too...

Millions shows Danny Bolye's range. From genre to genre, he just doesn't make a bad film, usually he simply makes terrific ones.

A very touching and lovely story.
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« Reply #939 on: October 24, 2011, 07:52:10 AM »

Or My Treasure
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388311/

A disturbing Israeli movie about a daughter trying to rescue her mother from prostitution. Highly depressing and I shouldn't have been surprised. I had to cover Mr. Ismi's eyes during a part or two.  Tongue

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« Reply #940 on: November 06, 2011, 09:16:23 PM »

Just started watching 1963's "Bye Bye Birdie" -- free* streaming on Amazon, nice!  Cool

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Shun him.
Drive him back into his jungle lair.
For he is the harbinger of death."

Dr. Zaius: I found nothing in the cave
to alter that conception of man, and I still live by its injunction.
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Extra caritatem nulla salus.
In order to become whole, take the "I" out of "holiness".
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« Reply #942 on: November 11, 2011, 06:14:36 PM »

If anyone has seen immortals, I'd be interested to know how you liked it...I am nervous after the hatchet job called Clash of the Titans.....
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« Reply #943 on: November 11, 2011, 06:17:48 PM »

If anyone has seen immortals, I'd be interested to know how you liked it...I am nervous after the hatchet job called Clash of the Titans.....
After seeing the trailer 3928473 times, I already believe I've seen it.  Tongue

Might end up going with the Mr. this weekend. More for him, though!

Last night we watched Zenith. Felt like it had potential but missed the boat in several ways. Do not watch if you get motion sickness very easily -- the shots change every few seconds. It can work with certain films, but you need a more explosive ending for that type of pace to work, in my opinion. This film didn't have it.
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« Reply #944 on: November 11, 2011, 06:44:49 PM »

Saw "Captain America" this week. Time I will never get back. Sad

"Conan the Barbarian" was actually quite enjoyable (in a morbid, bloody sense) until Conan became an adult; then I thought it went all pear-shaped. 
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