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« Reply #495 on: March 31, 2011, 05:10:20 PM »

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« Reply #496 on: March 31, 2011, 05:10:52 PM »

It's Lent....no movies!   Wink
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« Reply #497 on: March 31, 2011, 07:11:32 PM »

Just watched Extract. Stars Jason Bateman and I'm a fan of anything he does. Ben Affleck is also surprisingly hilarious in it, but I'm hesitant to recommend.

And I saw Megamind this week which I loved! Always a Tina Fey fan, but Mr. Ferrell rocked this one and really carried the whole thing.
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« Reply #498 on: March 31, 2011, 07:31:40 PM »

It's Lent....no movies!   Wink

How do you get to sleep without a good horror flick going?  Huh
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« Reply #499 on: March 31, 2011, 07:49:11 PM »

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« Reply #500 on: April 03, 2011, 06:20:54 PM »

Every week I've been watching both Willy Wonka movies. Or, as my daughters call him, Willy Wonko. They insist on watching those movies over and over. And over. And over. Argh!
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« Reply #501 on: April 03, 2011, 10:40:03 PM »

Every week I've been watching both Willy Wonka movies. Or, as my daughters call him, Willy Wonko. They insist on watching those movies over and over. And over. And over. Argh!

The Gene Wilder one is sooo good, eventhough it deviated away from the book.
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« Reply #502 on: April 04, 2011, 01:58:45 PM »

Forbidden Planet. 

I haven't watched it in quite some time, but it was mentioned a bunch of times on Castle last week... So I couldn't resist.
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« Reply #503 on: April 04, 2011, 07:27:24 PM »

Every week I've been watching both Willy Wonka movies. Or, as my daughters call him, Willy Wonko. They insist on watching those movies over and over. And over. And over. Argh!

That would be my idea of hell!  laugh
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« Reply #504 on: April 23, 2011, 09:11:22 PM »

I'm currently watching a TV show on the Pope/Vatican. I've been watching pseudo-historical stuff all day on natgeo, history, etc. Some interesting stuff amongst all the bs. And, I never thought I'd see the pope just chillin' in a chair watching TV in his living room Smiley
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« Reply #505 on: April 24, 2011, 09:48:45 AM »

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« Reply #506 on: April 24, 2011, 12:24:28 PM »

One of the local evangelist stations has been repeatedly showing The Passion of the Christ.
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« Reply #507 on: April 24, 2011, 01:02:53 PM »

One of the local evangelist stations has been repeatedly showing The Passion of the Christ.
How much did they edit it to comply with FCC regulations?
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« Reply #508 on: April 24, 2011, 02:37:31 PM »

I'm currently watching a TV show on the Pope/Vatican. I've been watching pseudo-historical stuff all day on natgeo, history, etc. Some interesting stuff amongst all the bs. And, I never thought I'd see the pope just chillin' in a chair watching TV in his living room Smiley

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« Reply #509 on: April 24, 2011, 02:46:36 PM »

I'm currently watching a TV show on the Pope/Vatican. I've been watching pseudo-historical stuff all day on natgeo, history, etc. Some interesting stuff amongst all the bs. And, I never thought I'd see the pope just chillin' in a chair watching TV in his living room Smiley

Angels and Demons?

I wouldn't consider the pope either of those, no  Grin
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« Reply #510 on: April 24, 2011, 02:51:20 PM »

I'm currently watching a TV show on the Pope/Vatican. I've been watching pseudo-historical stuff all day on natgeo, history, etc. Some interesting stuff amongst all the bs. And, I never thought I'd see the pope just chillin' in a chair watching TV in his living room Smiley

Angels and Demons?

I wouldn't consider the pope either of those, no  Grin

No, I meant a film with our co-believer Tom H.
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« Reply #511 on: April 24, 2011, 02:57:42 PM »

Oh, nope, mostly just your typical stuff with Bart Ehrman, Crossan, etc.  I don't mind listening to/watching that Kirsti Copeland though...  angel
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« Reply #512 on: April 24, 2011, 03:58:40 PM »

I'm currently watching a TV show on the Pope/Vatican. I've been watching pseudo-historical stuff all day on natgeo, history, etc. Some interesting stuff amongst all the bs. And, I never thought I'd see the pope just chillin' in a chair watching TV in his living room Smiley

Angels and Demons?

Actually I think he was watching the same thing I was on history channel, it was called secret access: The Vatican http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1880322/
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« Reply #513 on: April 24, 2011, 04:06:38 PM »

Lion of the Desert - a movie about the Libyan resistance to the Italians invading their country that focuses on Omar Mukthar.

Jonah Hex - this was a mistake, a big mistake, a tragic mistake. Much like the picture itself.

Fahrenheit 451. As I like Ray Bradbury a lot.
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« Reply #514 on: April 25, 2011, 05:45:16 AM »

Been on a foreign film kick for the past...13 years or so, so for me it's "Ajami" (honestly it only caught my eye because the director's name is Scandar Copti; yeah, I know, I'm lame), "Under the Bombs", and "The Counterfeiters", from Palestine, Lebanon, and Germany (respectively). I'd seen the German film in theaters and liked it quite a bit (still do, apparently). Of the two Arabphone films, I'd prefer "Under the Bombs", but I have a request of filmmakers who deal with this part of the world: Can you please stop treating any story that has Christian and Muslim characters interacting like it's some sort amazingly special achievement? It's embarrassing. "He's a Christian...She's a Shi'ite...and he's driving her around in his taxi because she pays him to do that! Because that's his JOB! Watch as she does not signal Al-Qaeda with the some sort of terrorist 'bat signal' to come kill him. What a groundbreaking film this is!"

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« Reply #515 on: April 25, 2011, 11:38:01 AM »

^ How did you like The Counterfeiters? I thought it was great, but pretty long! I'm glad that I saw the movie, though.


Just watched Out of the Ashes a few days ago and I was SO unimpressed. Bad, over exaggerated European accents, obvious Holocaust-on-a-Hollywood-set, bad script, etc. I can't believe it got such high ratings on Amazon.
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« Reply #516 on: April 25, 2011, 01:07:40 PM »

Yeah, I really liked the Counterfeiters. I don't feel that it was long.
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« Reply #517 on: April 25, 2011, 01:09:32 PM »

I don't have much of an attention span, admittedly. My friends call me the "TV girl" because I can watch 4 1-hr episodes (or more) in a row, but I can't sit through a 2 hour movie without getting antsy. Not sure why that is.
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« Reply #518 on: April 29, 2011, 06:48:33 PM »

The Jurassic Park Trilogy, both Star Wars Trilogies, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and Australia
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« Reply #519 on: May 02, 2011, 06:13:08 AM »

Currently watching The Goonies  Smiley
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« Reply #520 on: May 09, 2011, 04:46:50 PM »

Of Gods and Men

While I typically don't get much into to films with a relatively strong "moral" to them and thought this film would be especially didactic, I was pleasantly surprised.

The acting is very well done. When much of the film revolves around men who have taken a limited vow of silence, the quality of acting has to really stand out. The main character of the film, Christian, is portrayed with incredible nuance.

I won't recount the plot; it is easy enough to google. In spite of a story pretty much made to make a singular point, the film maintained a relative complexity--again relative.

In the hands of another director or set of actors, the film could have easily amounted to sentimental schlock. Instead it raises the question of what a Christian response would be in the face of a impossibly tragic situation and shows the hope of how Christianity can in quiet and through example bring communities outside of Christianity to flourish and live in peace and mutual respect.

Perhaps I was drawn in by cheap story-telling. Everyone else let me know.

Not a tear jerker. Full on weeping. Heart-wrenching film.

In terms of watching it with family, a view scenes of graphic but ungratuitous violence. Appropriate in my opinion for most kids age 12 or older.



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« Reply #521 on: May 09, 2011, 04:47:25 PM »

The Jurassic Park Trilogy, both Star Wars Trilogies, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and Australia

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« Reply #522 on: May 09, 2011, 04:55:46 PM »

I saw Fast Five.  It was pretty horrible but "The Rock" is one of my guilty pleasures.
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Fahrenheit 451. As I like Ray Bradbury a lot.

What a flash back, studied this book for my HSC 20 years ago,its kind of what got me fascinated with the myth of the Phoenix ,  I like Ray Bradbury too,  might read Dandelion wine again soon......

Just saw Water for Elephants, I liked the movie but wish there was a little more warning about the treatment of animals  Cry
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Hilariously I remember reading an article by Ray where he pointed out how over the years Fahrenheit 451 was censored in different ways by a variety of publishers. Er what happens to the animals in 'Water for Elephants', my wife wants to see this but I know if it involves cruelty to animas she may find it upsetting.
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« Reply #525 on: May 15, 2011, 12:57:58 PM »

I saw Fast Five.  It was pretty horrible but "The Rock" is one of my guilty pleasures.

I'll probably see it, too. I've seen the first three.  Smiley
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« Reply #526 on: May 15, 2011, 01:03:40 PM »

Evil Dead 2

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« Reply #527 on: May 15, 2011, 02:09:52 PM »

I saw Fast Five.  It was pretty horrible but "The Rock" is one of my guilty pleasures.
I caught the end of the Walking Tall remake on TV. The ratio of rounds fired to lives lost seemed off for some reason, but it made for an exciting picture.

I also caught Mrs. Doubtfire on PBS. It was my first time seeing it since I was a little kid, and I enjoyed it rather immensely.
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« Reply #529 on: May 15, 2011, 09:46:57 PM »

Love pretty much everything Whedon. No way I would see Thor. If I wanted to see an overwrought and played out take on Norse mythology, I would not have blown off the Met simulcast of Die Walkuere yesterday.

Sorry Rick, but I just wasn't emotionally up to it.

Man, you people watch some serious schlock.



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« Reply #530 on: May 15, 2011, 09:58:23 PM »

Man, you people watch some serious schlock.

Huh You say that like it's a bad thing  Huh
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« Reply #531 on: May 15, 2011, 10:01:02 PM »

I rented a lot of anime that I need to get to.
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« Reply #532 on: May 15, 2011, 10:10:07 PM »

Love pretty much everything Whedon. No way I would see Thor. If I wanted to see an overwrought and played out take on Norse mythology, I would not have blown off the Met simulcast of Die Walkuere yesterday.

Sorry Rick, but I just wasn't emotionally up to it.

Man, you people watch some serious schlock.

I enjoy Joss Whedon but he is pretty much schlock too.
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« Reply #533 on: May 15, 2011, 10:13:08 PM »

Watched The Great Santini on tv last night. One of my all time favorite movies with one of my all time favorite actors- Robert Duvall. I cry every time I watch it. I'm such a sap. Cry


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« Reply #534 on: May 15, 2011, 10:15:45 PM »

I only cry when I watch schlock like Gladiator... when he dies at the end... man, I just can't take it...  Cry
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« Reply #535 on: May 16, 2011, 12:19:53 AM »

THOR  Grin  Cheesy  Wink  Smiley  Cool  angel  laugh
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« Reply #536 on: May 16, 2011, 12:32:14 AM »

I only cry when I watch schlock like Gladiator... when he dies at the end... man, I just can't take it...  Cry

Man, I cried the whole way through that movie.  Especially when the Germans were doing the chant from Zulu.  Vorwarts Kameraden, vorwarts!  Usuthu!!!
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« Reply #537 on: May 16, 2011, 01:41:44 AM »

Love pretty much everything Whedon. No way I would see Thor. If I wanted to see an overwrought and played out take on Norse mythology, I would not have blown off the Met simulcast of Die Walkuere yesterday.

Sorry Rick, but I just wasn't emotionally up to it.

Man, you people watch some serious schlock.

I enjoy Joss Whedon but he is pretty much schlock too.

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« Reply #538 on: May 16, 2011, 05:49:53 AM »

Hilariously I remember reading an article by Ray where he pointed out how over the years Fahrenheit 451 was censored in different ways by a variety of publishers. Er what happens to the animals in 'Water for Elephants', my wife wants to see this but I know if it involves cruelty to animas she may find it upsetting.

It depends how sensitive she is,  theres about 2 scenes that were very uncomfortable. It does not show anything too graphic but I still found the cruelty, implied and otherwise upsetting.

 Otherwise it is a good story/movie. The actors are really good the ringleader is an amazing actor, Reece was not annoying and the vampire can actually act.  Smiley
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« Reply #539 on: May 16, 2011, 09:18:02 AM »

Hilariously I remember reading an article by Ray where he pointed out how over the years Fahrenheit 451 was censored in different ways by a variety of publishers. Er what happens to the animals in 'Water for Elephants', my wife wants to see this but I know if it involves cruelty to animas she may find it upsetting.

It depends how sensitive she is,  theres about 2 scenes that were very uncomfortable. It does not show anything too graphic but I still found the cruelty, implied and otherwise upsetting.

 Otherwise it is a good story/movie. The actors are really good the ringleader is an amazing actor, Reece was not annoying and the vampire can actually act.  Smiley

That's why I haven't watched it yet.  If they are cruel to the elephants...I don't know if I would go Elvis on the screen or just sit there and bawl.
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