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« Reply #135 on: January 24, 2010, 04:09:09 PM »

I went and saw Avatar in 3D and really enjoyed it. Interesting story and the visuals are amazing and beautiful. I also watch recently on DVD Akira Kurosawa's classic, Rashomon which I really enjoyed. I will also check out some of his other films as well such as Seven Samurai and Ran.
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« Reply #136 on: January 24, 2010, 05:43:32 PM »

I recently watched "The Secret Garden", which was one of my favourite childhood books. The movie was poignant and beautiful-a real artistic masterpiece.
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« Reply #137 on: January 24, 2010, 05:47:49 PM »

I recently watched "The Secret Garden", which was one of my favourite childhood books. The movie was poignant and beautiful-a real artistic masterpiece.


Yeah, I loved that movie. A real gem. If I'm not mistaken, it was produced by Fracis Ford Coppola.


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« Reply #138 on: January 24, 2010, 06:21:51 PM »

Extraordinary Measures with Harrison Ford. The microbiologist/research scientist as hero, rather than the guy making mutant zombie serum for the bad guys. A sweet story with a good moral base.
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« Reply #139 on: January 24, 2010, 08:14:44 PM »

My wife and I recently saw "The Book of Eli". I loved it. The violent parts are not as bad as things seen on prime time TV, though I admit that's not saying much. However, the outcome of the story is well worth waiting for. I fear that this movie will be overlooked by the secular media as "too Christian", which makes it just fine in my opinion. Denzel Washington continues to impress.
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« Reply #140 on: January 24, 2010, 08:46:03 PM »

Has anyone watched the Soloist? Great movie.
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« Reply #141 on: January 25, 2010, 04:36:49 AM »

I watch videos on Youtube about stuff that matters; like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOGQVvEU8vY
And this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEC6e8N0Wfk&feature=related

This:
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And finally, this, from all the way back to 1998:
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Psa. 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
Psa. 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

Prov. 11:10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
Prov. 18:3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
Prov. 28:12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
Prov. 28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
Prov. 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Prov. 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
Ezek. 18:27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
Hab. 1:13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
Psa. 10:16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

Psa. 67:1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
Psa. 67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
Psa. 67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
Psa. 115:12 The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

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« Reply #142 on: January 25, 2010, 04:48:13 AM »

Speaking of youtube, recently my grandaughter got me hooked on an Anime series - Ayashi No Ceres - which I really enjoyed. Then someone else suggested an old (1970s) British series called, Children of the Stones. A bit heavy on the spooky chorales, but quite watchable.   
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« Reply #143 on: January 25, 2010, 07:12:48 AM »

I just finished watching Prisoner of the Mountains.  It was really good.  Part of what made it so good for me I think is the fact that it takes place in the Caucasus which is an area of the world I think is extremely interesting.  It's about two Russian soldiers who are taken prisoner by a Chechen man during the war back in the early 90s.  I'd recommend it.
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« Reply #144 on: January 25, 2010, 04:26:05 PM »

Yesterday night, Lesya and I saw "Departures" (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810038113/info), a very interesting contemporary Japanese film directed by Yojiro Takita (2009). A story about a spiritual journey of a symphony orchestra player (cellist), who suddenly, out of the blue, finds himself unemployed. Very good cinematography, careful, attentive, dynamic, a bit on the "nervous" side. Very good acting of the main hero (Masahiro Motoki) and his wife (Ryoko Hirosue).
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« Reply #145 on: January 26, 2010, 01:51:20 AM »

Whenever I get the chance, I go down to the next movie on the IMDB top 250 list.  Next in the list is "Rear Window" (1954).
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« Reply #146 on: January 26, 2010, 01:37:43 PM »

Whenever I get the chance, I go down to the next movie on the IMDB top 250 list.  Next in the list is "Rear Window" (1954).

I love Rear Window. It is my favorite Hitchcock film; it is a masterpiece. James Stewart is also one of my favorite actors.
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« Reply #147 on: January 26, 2010, 08:30:47 PM »

I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.
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« Reply #148 on: January 26, 2010, 08:50:37 PM »

I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.

I saw it over the weekend, and I like it. I also like the book of Eli. It seemed strange and some what out of place in our now extreme secular culture.....but I liked it.
 




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« Reply #149 on: January 26, 2010, 08:51:46 PM »

I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.

I saw it over the weekend, and I like it. I also like the book of Eli. It seemed strange and some what out of place in our now extreme secular culture.....but I liked it.
 




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« Reply #150 on: January 27, 2010, 12:47:52 AM »

I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.

oh man...that was a good movie.  And the most hilarious scene, I must say, was when Holmes needed to be released free from the bed.
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« Reply #151 on: January 27, 2010, 01:57:14 AM »

Whenever I get the chance, I go down to the next movie on the IMDB top 250 list.  Next in the list is "Rear Window" (1954).
Hitchcock did some gr8 stuff. And Grace Kelly is wonderful in this film.
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« Reply #152 on: January 27, 2010, 02:23:52 AM »

I recently saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I thought that it was pretty awesome.

oh man...that was a good movie.  And the most hilarious scene, I must say, was when Holmes needed to be released free from the bed.

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« Reply #153 on: January 27, 2010, 06:27:24 PM »

I just went and saw "Up In The Air." A very good movie. I usually avoid anything with George Clooney, but the reviews were good and it seemed like an intriguing story line. I was not disappointed. This movie is not for fans of action, special effects, etc. But if you like good human interest drama, this one is worth seeing.

(Do be aware that there is some profanity and brief nudity.)


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« Reply #154 on: January 27, 2010, 06:29:45 PM »

I just went and saw "Up In The Air." A very good movie. I usually avoid anything with George Clooney, but the reviews were good and it seemed like an intriguing story line. I was not disappointed. This movie is not for fans of action, special effects, etc. But if you like good human interest drama, this one is worth seeing.

(Do be aware that there is some profanity and brief nudity.)


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« Reply #155 on: January 27, 2010, 07:11:50 PM »

One of the next movies I should be getting from Netflix is a film called Nicholas and Alexandra which tells the story of the Tsar and his wife. Has anyone seen this? Thoughts?
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« Reply #156 on: January 27, 2010, 08:14:22 PM »

Has anyone seen a movie called The Island? Its about a Russian Orthodox Monk.
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« Reply #157 on: January 27, 2010, 08:29:34 PM »

Has anyone seen a movie called The Island? Its about a Russian Orthodox Monk.

Yes, its excellent. The Russian monk in the film is a portrayal of the Holy Fool for Christ.
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« Reply #158 on: January 27, 2010, 08:33:12 PM »

Has anyone seen a movie called The Island? Its about a Russian Orthodox Monk.

Yes, its excellent. The Russian monk in the film is a portrayal of the Holy Fool for Christ.
My friend, who is the youth minister at my parish, wants me to watch it.
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« Reply #159 on: January 27, 2010, 09:02:40 PM »

One of the next movies I should be getting from Netflix is a film called Nicholas and Alexandra which tells the story of the Tsar and his wife. Has anyone seen this? Thoughts?

Having read Robert Massie's book, on which the movies is very loosely based, and having a devotion to the Royal Martyrs, I was not impressed with the movie.  Especially the part at the end where one of the Grand Duchesses is so upset that she will die a virgin that she feels the need to disrobe for one of the soldiers, albeit briefly.  It is a very Hollywood-ized telling of their saintly lives, and not good for inducing piety.
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Has anyone seen a movie called The Island? Its about a Russian Orthodox Monk.

Yes, its excellent. The Russian monk in the film is a portrayal of the Holy Fool for Christ.
My friend, who is the youth minister at my parish, wants me to watch it.

You should, it is very good.
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« Reply #161 on: January 27, 2010, 09:12:28 PM »

One of the next movies I should be getting from Netflix is a film called Nicholas and Alexandra which tells the story of the Tsar and his wife. Has anyone seen this? Thoughts?

Having read Robert Massie's book, on which the movies is very loosely based, and having a devotion to the Royal Martyrs, I was not impressed with the movie.  Especially the part at the end where one of the Grand Duchesses is so upset that she will die a virgin that she feels the need to disrobe for one of the soldiers, albeit briefly.  It is a very Hollywood-ized telling of their saintly lives, and not good for inducing piety.

Ah, thats what I was wondering. I figured it would have Hollywood twists in it.
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« Reply #162 on: January 27, 2010, 10:58:44 PM »

Mel Brooks:  The Producers, both the 2005 remake starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and Uma Thurman, and the original 1968 version starring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel.

Classic Mel Brooks humor (though it's certainly not the kind of humor you'd want your young children to see Embarrassed)
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« Reply #163 on: January 27, 2010, 11:11:46 PM »

The last time I was in CD Warehouse, I noticed a DVD collection for sale titled The Mel Brooks Collection. It included just about everything he's known for... except Spaceballs. What's up with that?
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« Reply #164 on: January 28, 2010, 12:41:16 AM »

The last time I was in CD Warehouse, I noticed a DVD collection for sale titled The Mel Brooks Collection. It included just about everything he's known for... except Spaceballs. What's up with that?

As long as it has Blazing Saddles in it at least which I think is one of the most hilarious movies ever made.
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« Reply #165 on: January 29, 2010, 03:54:19 PM »

The last time I was in CD Warehouse, I noticed a DVD collection for sale titled The Mel Brooks Collection. It included just about everything he's known for... except Spaceballs. What's up with that?
The Blu-Ray edition includes Spaceballs.

http://www.amazon.com/Mel-Brooks-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B002PHI2N8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1264794695&sr=1-2
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« Reply #166 on: January 29, 2010, 06:35:27 PM »

So now all I need is a Blu-ray player...  angel
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« Reply #167 on: January 30, 2010, 03:39:14 PM »

I've been watching several really great movies that I checked out from the local library.  First:  "Elizabeth: The Golden Age".  this is full of historic facts and fiction which makes it a great movie.  it makes me proud to be 1/8 English! 

Second:  I got this really awesome movie starring Ingrid Bergman (my favorite actress) caled "Cactus Flower."  it takes place in 1969 New York City.  A girl falls in love with a dentist who lies about having a wife.  he has his assistant pretent to be his wife so she can meet her.  a great romantic comedy.

I have also been watching my favorites every now and again:  Titanic, Amadeus, VanHelsing, etc.
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« Reply #168 on: January 30, 2010, 03:40:49 PM »

The last time I was in CD Warehouse, I noticed a DVD collection for sale titled The Mel Brooks Collection. It included just about everything he's known for... except Spaceballs. What's up with that?

As long as it has Blazing Saddles in it at least which I think is one of the most hilarious movies ever made.


I agree!  Blazing Saddles is the best! Cheesy
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« Reply #169 on: January 31, 2010, 07:46:24 PM »

Lesya and I just came back from a theatre where we watched "Avatar." We loved it! Even though Star Wars type of movie is not our thing, we - both diehard pacifists and haters of the American militarism - loved its strong "Yankee Go Home" message. Go Cameron! Old buddy, you rock!
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« Reply #170 on: February 02, 2010, 04:46:20 AM »

Mel Brooks:  The Producers, both the 2005 remake starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and Uma Thurman, and the original 1968 version starring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel.

Classic Mel Brooks humor (though it's certainly not the kind of humor you'd want your young children to see Embarrassed)
Interesting... Undecided  The actor who played one of my favorite TV characters, Captain Jack Harkness, in my favorite TV series, Doctor Who, also made a cameo appearance in the 2005 film musical version of The Producers.  This actor, John Barrowman, played the bleach blonde lead tenor Nazi storm trooper who announced Hitler's appearance in the show within the show, Springtime for Hitler.

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« Reply #171 on: February 02, 2010, 08:29:52 AM »

I haven't really watched any films lately. Picked up a copy of Julie & Julia yesterday whilst at the electronics shop. I don't know when I will get to it though, as this week is going to be a non-stop roller coaster for the most part..... to much to do, and not enough time!

Has anyone seen this film? I read Julia's recently released memoirs, so I'm hoping the movie is just as good.

I may pick up a DVD of OSTROV at the local Orthodox book shop to watch during Lent.
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« Reply #172 on: February 02, 2010, 10:30:11 AM »

Has anyone seen this film? I read Julia's recently released memoirs, so I'm hoping the movie is just as good.

Delightful movie. Meryl Streep is as magnificent as always. It must have been quite a challenge to add six+ inches to her height! As usual, those who know the "real" story will likely quibble about details, but it's a movie, not a documentary. I did find the ending a bit flat. The epilogue did nothing for the story, which should have ended at the party.
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« Reply #173 on: February 03, 2010, 11:08:13 AM »

I haven't watched any movies in quite a while, but I've been DVR'ing various TV shows, and watching them when I get the chance. Some of the shows that I can think of...

Biggest Loser
Chopped
Kitchen Nightmares
American Idol
Launch My Line
Worst Cooks in America (I have the finale DVR'd, but haven't watched it yet)
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« Reply #174 on: February 03, 2010, 01:51:56 PM »

I haven't watched any movies in quite a while, but I've been DVR'ing various TV shows, and watching them when I get the chance. Some of the shows that I can think of...

Biggest Loser
Chopped
Kitchen Nightmares
American Idol
Launch My Line
Worst Cooks in America (I have the finale DVR'd, but haven't watched it yet)

Wow....what a clear pattern of reality shows.  Don't you get bored of them after a while?  I figured they would be a fad by now.
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« Reply #175 on: February 03, 2010, 02:04:14 PM »

Wow....what a clear pattern of reality shows.  Don't you get bored of them after a while?  I figured they would be a fad by now.

I'm not really bored, no. But then I never was interested in most of these reality/competition type shows until maybe 1-2 years ago, so it's still sort of new to me. Probably the longest I've been watching that type of show would be Top Chef, which I've watched for maybe 4 years now. Funny thing is, when the whole reality show craze was starting (Survivor, Big Brother, etc.) I couldn't stand reality shows. Another pattern is food shows, which made up half of my list, and I could have added other shows to the list like Hell's Kitchen (when it's on), Good Eats, etc.
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« Reply #176 on: February 05, 2010, 03:43:09 PM »

I bought Saw VI on DVD today, and just got done watching it. Not my favorite Saw, but I've enjoyed most of the movies in this franchise (yes, I have bad taste), and this one was no different. The social commentary about insurance companies seemed simultaneously artificial and obvious, but the points made were still valid ones. And while I watch movies almost always for entertainment, and rarely to give me something to think about, I didn't mind the social commentary in this case. I would imagine that this movie would be more difficult to follow if you weren't familiar with the storylines created in earlier Saw movies, though, what with all the flash backs and referencing old characters and events and such.

I flirted with the idea of buying the movie on Blu-ray. Of course, I don't actually own a Blu-ray player, so I would have had to have bought that as well. And I don't own an HDTV either Cheesy So essentially I'd be buying the Blu-ray stuff mostly in anticipation of getting a better TV sometime around mid-summer. But I'm not exactly rolling in cash, especially after my recent computer purchase, so I just stuck with the DVD.
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« Reply #177 on: February 05, 2010, 04:34:06 PM »

I flirted with the idea of buying the movie on Blu-ray. Of course, I don't actually own a Blu-ray player, so I would have had to have bought that as well. And I don't own an HDTV either Cheesy So essentially I'd be buying the Blu-ray stuff mostly in anticipation of getting a better TV sometime around mid-summer. But I'm not exactly rolling in cash, especially after my recent computer purchase, so I just stuck with the DVD.
We bought a Blu-Ray player before we had an HDTV, mostly in anticipation that we would eventually be going high-definition. We went with the PlayStation 3, due to its compatibility with all Blu-Ray discs (not true of all Blu-Ray players), wireless broadband, and ability to play games. Even without the games, though, it's a great Blu-Ray player, and as it is now $300, it's a great deal. But as I see you have a Sten avatar, you're going to want to play games on a PlayStation 3.

We noticed immediately that Blu-Ray movies did look better than DVDs, even on our SDTV, probably due to the fact that they are uncompressed, unlike DVDs. Eventually we got an HDTV, and Blu-Ray looks awesome. Our DVDs look better, as well. We mostly keep our old DVDs and just buy in Blu-Ray movies we don't already own, but a few (such as the Star Trek: The Next Generation movies) have warranted an upgrade.

Just some things to think about when you get some spare cash.
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« Reply #178 on: February 05, 2010, 05:20:40 PM »


Interesting... Undecided  The actor who played one of my favorite TV characters, Captain Jack Harkness, in my favorite TV series, Doctor Who, also made a cameo appearance in the 2005 film musical version of The Producers.  This actor, John Barrowman, played the bleach blonde lead tenor Nazi storm trooper who announced Hitler's appearance in the show within the show, Springtime for Hitler.

How about that!  I'll have to watch the video link when I get home.  Cap'n Jack is also one of my favorite characters and I've heard great things about Barrowman's tenor.
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« Reply #179 on: February 05, 2010, 10:56:20 PM »

I've been watching The Tudors season 3. This season is a marked improvement over the previous 2 seasons, which, while very entertaining, were pretty bad.
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