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« on: October 28, 2009, 02:50:11 PM »

Since we have categories for music and books, I thought we should start one for movies.

I just finished Hotel Rwanda starring Don Cheadle dealing with the Rwandan civil war between the Tutsis and Hutus which left 1,000,000 dead, often massacred and executed.  Don Cheadle gives a great performance as Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu who provided shelter at the hotel he managed to over 1000 Tutsis who would have been summarily massacred by the Hutu Interhamwe. It'd be fair to call him the Oscar Schindler of the Rwandan genocide.   Nick Nolte gives a surprisingly good performance as well.  It's a tragic and sad story and I'd encourage you to watch it.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2009, 03:05:53 PM »

I recently rented The Last King of Scotland from Netflix and both the wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I knew a little bit about Idi Amin before watching this and, IMHO, it really showed all sides of his terribly complex personality (or should I say personalitIES).  The acting was top-notch and the viewer can truly appreciate the effort it took to do things well.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009, 03:19:50 PM »

I just watched Contact the other day.  Though it isn't the best movie, I would argue it has one of the most amazing introductions.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009, 04:40:31 PM »

Now that I think about it, I probably haven't watched a movie for over a month now. I've mostly been watching sports, old episodes of Bones, and a few DVD's that came with music CD's I've received. I guess the last movie I watched was probably Evil Dead 2.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2009, 06:24:20 PM »

old episodes of Bones

Good to see another fan of Bones!  Now if only this boring baseball would end and new episodes would air.  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2009, 06:32:53 PM »

My wife and I love movies, but we rarely watch stuff shown on TV or in movie theatres. Our main source of movies is Netflix. We receive about 4-5 films a month, on average. Our favorites are European classics: Antonioni, Fellini, Bergman, Buñuel, Godard, Tarkovsky.
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2009, 06:33:04 PM »

I just watched Super Size Me last night for the first time.  It was fascinating to see and a real eye opener, even in this day and age.  
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009, 02:34:18 AM »

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, with Tim Roth and Gary Oldman.  I also broke out the Alien franchise earlier this week, but I've hesitated to watch past the second one... the sequels were just so awful.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2009, 03:32:17 AM »

I definitely reccomend Hotel Rwanda and The Last King of Scotland. Both very good movies.

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2009, 11:50:45 AM »

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, with Tim Roth and Gary Oldman. 

I saw this a few years ago.  Definitely original but just too long and convoluted.
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2009, 07:18:40 AM »

Just finished up watching Return of the Living Dead, one of my favorite horror movies. Well, I was half watching it and half reading some books. I need to keep myself occupied for at least a few more hours before I go out, so I'm gonna put on This is Spinal Tap next, and then probably a music DVD like Megadeth's That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires.
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2009, 07:34:38 AM »

old episodes of Bones

Good to see another fan of Bones!  Now if only this boring baseball would end and new episodes would air.  Tongue

It's a good show; there are others I would consider better on TV now, but it's still a very enjoyable show to watch, and I would consider it an improvement from most TV nowadays.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2009, 07:38:00 AM »

We've been doing the Redbox rental thing, and enjoying it thoroughly.  A few days ago we got/watched (each for the first time) GI Joe (awesome) and Ice Age 3.

Also saw (first time) King Arthur on TV (Clive Owen as title character, Keira Knightley as Gueneviere) - not bad, not great.
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2009, 06:02:22 PM »

Also saw (first time) King Arthur on TV (Clive Owen as title character, Keira Knightley as Gueneviere) - not bad, not great.

I absolutely despise Keira Knightley as an actress (and on a side note, I don't find her attractive in the least).  She was horrible and it made this movie, which potentially could have been very, very good into a less than mediocre affair.  The other actors employed were pretty good--Clive Owen, stellan Skaarsgard, Titus Pullo from Rome, etc. 

Speaking of Stellan Skaarsgard, I'm watching Goya's Ghosts which also stars Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) and Natalie Portman.  the movie is set in Spain at the time of the French revolution and the taking over by Napoleon.  Excellent film and directed by Milos Forman (Amadeus).
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2009, 01:15:38 AM »

...so I'm gonna put on This is Spinal Tap next...

An absolute classic! Grin


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« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2009, 08:40:48 AM »

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An absolute classic!

Yeah, I watched it again today, great movie. Though right now I'm watching Saw IV, which considerably less people would consider a good movie, lol. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2009, 04:21:29 PM »

DORK ALERT:
I just purchased the Voltron Movie, Fleet of Doom.
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2009, 11:03:35 PM »

I recently rented The Last King of Scotland from Netflix and both the wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I knew a little bit about Idi Amin before watching this and, IMHO, it really showed all sides of his terribly complex personality (or should I say personalitIES).  The acting was top-notch and the viewer can truly appreciate the effort it took to do things well.

I totally agree; great movie.
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2009, 11:10:22 PM »

^Yes, you are now officially confirmed a dork and a whole host of other things that no sane human being would want to be.   Grin
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I absolutely despise Keira Knightley as an actress (and on a side note, I don't find her attractive in the least). 


Dude, I'm gonna haveta take your man card away for awhile now.
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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2009, 11:15:11 PM »

The couple of movies I recently saw were

 The Bourne Identity  Great action movie.  I haven't seen the others yet...

 Gran Turino.  Cannot recommend this one enough!  I can do the chick flick every now and then, but thank God for movies like this!  I mean Clint Eastwood; c'mon y'all!  Cheesy
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I absolutely despise Keira Knightley as an actress (and on a side note, I don't find her attractive in the least). 


Dude, I'm gonna haveta take your man card away for awhile now.

Natalie Portman > Keira Knightley Wink
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« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2009, 12:38:50 AM »

I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   laugh
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2009, 12:42:45 AM »

I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   laugh

 You feeling OK?  Smiley
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I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   laugh

 You feeling OK?  Smiley

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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2009, 04:07:23 AM »

Does anyone know if Paranormal Activity is supposed to be good? Is it realistically done, or just a cheesy "gotcha!" flick?

I can't wait to see this one though: The Wolfman!
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I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   laugh

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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2009, 08:43:22 AM »

DORK ALERT:
I just purchased the Voltron Movie, Fleet of Doom

*sigh* Wish I had it.  I have 3 of the box sets of the show (Green, Blue, Yellow).
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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2009, 08:45:11 AM »

The Bourne Identity  Great action movie.  I haven't seen the others yet...

Get on it, man.  Go for the others.

Gran Turino.  Cannot recommend this one enough!  I can do the chick flick every now and then, but thank God for movies like this!  I mean Clint Eastwood; c'mon y'all!  Cheesy

Great flick.  Took a young adult group to see it - very thought provoking for them.  Loved it.
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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2009, 08:48:01 AM »

"God on Trial" which is youtube:
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« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2009, 09:22:15 PM »

When I went to bed last night I put on Redneck Zombies and put it on repeat. Does that count as watching it? I remember bits from here and there when I woke up throughout the night  Grin
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Thank you for the link, Tallitot. At the moment I'm waiting for the 4th video to load on youtube. It has been an interesting movie.
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« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2009, 11:15:33 PM »

They aren't movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.
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There not movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.

I loveloveLOVE these.  I have the complete set on dvd and they never. get. old. Smiley

I'm presently waiting for "Schultzie Gets the Blues" from Netflix, which I am eagerly waiting to watch.
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I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   laugh

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One of my favorites:
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There not movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.

I loveloveLOVE these.  I have the complete set on dvd and they never. get. old. Smiley


Yep I have the set too. This is about my third time through them and they dont get old.
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Finished watching this movie now. Some might not like the ending, but I nonetheless highly recommend the movie. First time I've been choked up by the conclusion of a movie in years  Shocked
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I can't wait to see this one though: The Wolfman!
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One of the last movies I saw was How to Rob a Bank with the very hot Erika Christensen in it.
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Just got done watching Revenge of the Nerds.
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« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2009, 09:32:17 PM »

Slumdog Millionaire. I have a tendency to think that films that win as many awards as this one must be overrated, but honestly, it was quite good.
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« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2009, 09:38:04 PM »

The Fourth Kind.  I've seen some bad movies before, but wow...
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This video on youtube is proof enough: Bad Acting vs. Good Acting, a montage comparing Natalie Portman/Hayden Christensen and Olivia de Haviland/Clark Gable.

IT's Vivien Leigh, not Olivia de Haviland.
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« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2009, 12:20:48 AM »

I'm sorry, but after her "acting" in Star Wars...  There is nothing attractive about Natalie Portman.   laugh

But have you seen her in Goya's Ghosts (excellent film, btw) and V for Vendetta?  She was great in both of them.  Definitely made up (at least partially) for the abysmal crap that Star Wars I-III is.  Though she wasn't acting badly in it; she was given crap to work with.
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« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2009, 05:13:04 PM »

The Fourth Kind.  I've seen some bad movies before, but wow...
Well if you go see paranomal acitivity you may seen an even worse movie.
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