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« Reply #540 on: May 16, 2011, 09:56:13 AM »

Something schlock-y.
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« Reply #541 on: May 16, 2011, 10:00:03 AM »

What Stephen King said inaccurately about his own writing, I can say with complete accuracy about my entertainment choices: "It's schlock, but it's good schlock"  Wink
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« Reply #542 on: May 16, 2011, 10:05:45 AM »

What Stephen King said inaccurately about his own writing, I can say with complete accuracy about my entertainment choices: "It's schlock, but it's good schlock"  Wink
It's like "Friday." You're laughing and joking with everyone about it, but you also contributed 100 views to the video.

I am unashamed in my love for schlock, especially in a foreign language.
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« Reply #543 on: May 16, 2011, 01:40:33 PM »

Reminds me of an interview I read with a female comicbook writer who recounted that her English teacher asked her what she was reading and she gave him a list of classic novels and thought he'd be impressed, except he responded, 'No, no you need to read more rubbish on a regular basis'.
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« Reply #544 on: May 17, 2011, 12:11:10 AM »

What Stephen King said inaccurately about his own writing, I can say with complete accuracy about my entertainment choices: "It's schlock, but it's good schlock"  Wink
It's like "Friday." You're laughing and joking with everyone about it, but you also contributed 100 views to the video.

I feel so ashamed to admit that this is true  Cry
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« Reply #545 on: May 17, 2011, 12:11:40 AM »

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« Reply #546 on: May 17, 2011, 02:55:01 AM »

I was visiting with an old college chum tonight, whom I hadn't seen for a few years, and he suggested going to the cinema. He said he really wanted to see this movie called Priest, and I acceded.

Oh. My. Lord. I think it might be the most sacrilegious and blasphemous movie I've ever seen. Seething with vicious anti-Catholicism. If a movie this vile were made about any other religion...oh, wait, it would NEVER be made! I'm sure the filmmakers feel awfully courageous about sticking it to the Church, but let them do something like this about Islam and see how much courage they have then.

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Fortunately the film is also a dreadfully dull, incompetent piece of sh*t, so few will see it.

Still, this constant drumbeat of anti-Catholicism in the media bothers me. It's disturbing how often Catholic churches and cemeteries are vandalized by bigots, and even priests are attacked. Yet another priest was murdered in Mexico last week.


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« Reply #547 on: May 17, 2011, 02:57:05 AM »

Oh. My. Lord. I think it might be the most sacrilegious and blasphemous movie I've ever seen. Seething with vicious anti-Catholicism.

So you are saying this is a Certified Fresh selection for the EOs on the board?
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« Reply #548 on: May 17, 2011, 03:00:30 AM »

Thor, once again. XD
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« Reply #549 on: May 17, 2011, 03:45:15 AM »

Well not really a movie perse but I've been watching the Firefly series lately.

I also love westerns and the most recent western I saw was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

And I'd also like to see The Crow again.

Two of my favorite funny videos that I watch on youtube are Nunchucks Pro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsEZ2lpM0Yw and Japanese Mob Scare (or alley prank) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52OBzh2khgU.

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« Reply #550 on: May 17, 2011, 05:59:05 AM »

I was watching Bridget Jones last night - I love that film!
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« Reply #551 on: May 19, 2011, 08:48:42 PM »

Currently watching Black Swan... it's schlock but not very enjoyable.
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« Reply #552 on: May 19, 2011, 10:21:11 PM »

I've been straight addicted to the Mounted in Alaska lately. Might be a new favvvvvv.
Wait, definitely a new favvvvv.  Smiley
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« Reply #553 on: May 19, 2011, 10:31:56 PM »

I've been straight addicted to the Mounted in Alaska lately. Might be a new favvvvvv.
Wait, definitely a new favvvvv.  Smiley

Oh my... I dont think porn counts .. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #554 on: May 19, 2011, 11:34:06 PM »

I watched Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" on Sunday night. It was alright, I guess, definitely not as good as "Gladiator" or "Black Hawk Down" though.
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« Reply #555 on: May 20, 2011, 10:58:46 AM »

I've been straight addicted to the Mounted in Alaska lately. Might be a new favvvvvv.
Wait, definitely a new favvvvv.  Smiley

Oh my... I dont think porn counts .. Roll Eyes

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« Reply #556 on: May 20, 2011, 11:57:49 AM »

Well not really a movie perse but I've been watching the Firefly series lately.

Firefly rules watch all the episodes before you watch Serenity.
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« Reply #557 on: May 20, 2011, 12:26:04 PM »

Well not really a movie perse but I've been watching the Firefly series lately.

Firefly rules watch all the episodes before you watch Serenity.
My husband made the mistake of showing me Serenity before I watched Firefly. I fell asleep during the movie and deemed it the worst of all time (slightly ahead of the X Men: Wolverine movie). However, I just started watching Firefly with him and I am kind of liking it. Not sure if I want to risk watching Serenity again, though!
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« Reply #558 on: May 20, 2011, 01:31:22 PM »

Could someone explain what Firefly is? Because I see ads for it all the time on the Science Channel saying that it was voted the best space sci-fi show of all time, but 95% of the scenes that they show look like they're from 19th-21th century america (rifles, police, etc.).
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« Reply #559 on: May 20, 2011, 01:41:59 PM »

Could someone explain what Firefly is? Because I see ads for it all the time on the Science Channel saying that it was voted the best space sci-fi show of all time, but 95% of the scenes that they show look like they're from 19th-21th century america (rifles, police, etc.).

Best scifi show ever it is not, but it's pretty good. The reason some stuff looks like it's from different time periods is that Whedon and company have attempted to mix the space opera with the western, with varying degrees of success. Also, characters occasionally speak Mandarin for some reason (and butcher the pronunciation). It's a shame that it only lasted one season- I don't think they got a chance to really hit their stride and I think an extra season or two could have shown some true greatness.
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« Reply #560 on: May 20, 2011, 02:12:05 PM »

Could someone explain what Firefly is? Because I see ads for it all the time on the Science Channel saying that it was voted the best space sci-fi show of all time, but 95% of the scenes that they show look like they're from 19th-21th century america (rifles, police, etc.).

Si fi web page where one watches movies on line may have the programs... Hulu may have it as well, Slash/control also... It is OnLine for viewing somewhere  , because i watched it a few times ,,It was a good series....It's a story about a Space Captain and his ship named firefly..the captain  has high moral values in dealing honestly selling or trading ,some of his crew not so much ,they move goods  legal or illegal from planet to planet ....Some times people also that are in trouble..... police
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« Reply #561 on: May 20, 2011, 02:35:40 PM »

Ahh, thank you for the explanation Smiley
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« Reply #562 on: May 20, 2011, 02:36:30 PM »

Anyone see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie yet?
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« Reply #563 on: May 20, 2011, 03:32:18 PM »

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« Reply #564 on: May 21, 2011, 02:23:20 AM »

Well not really a movie perse but I've been watching the Firefly series lately.

Firefly rules watch all the episodes before you watch Serenity.
My husband made the mistake of showing me Serenity before I watched Firefly. I fell asleep during the movie and deemed it the worst of all time (slightly ahead of the X Men: Wolverine movie). However, I just started watching Firefly with him and I am kind of liking it. Not sure if I want to risk watching Serenity again, though!

You must. It is unfortunate you saw them in reverse, as what happens to some of the characters in the film is more poignant when you know more of the backstory.
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« Reply #565 on: May 21, 2011, 02:28:27 AM »

Could someone explain what Firefly is? Because I see ads for it all the time on the Science Channel saying that it was voted the best space sci-fi show of all time, but 95% of the scenes that they show look like they're from 19th-21th century america (rifles, police, etc.).

Best scifi show ever it is not, but it's pretty good. The reason some stuff looks like it's from different time periods is that Whedon and company have attempted to mix the space opera with the western, with varying degrees of success. Also, characters occasionally speak Mandarin for some reason (and butcher the pronunciation). It's a shame that it only lasted one season- I don't think they got a chance to really hit their stride and I think an extra season or two could have shown some true greatness.

The thing is the space opera and the western are sorta the same genre, which is why Firefly makes perfect sense..

I won't get into the reason for the Chinese, it should be obvious from the background when you watch it.

Could have been Whedon's best stuff. The last episode was just beautiful story telling.

Asteriktos, watch it. Watch it in the order it was supposed to be shown and realize due to network idiots some of the episodes were 72 hour complete re-writes.

Then watch Serenity.
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« Reply #566 on: May 21, 2011, 02:32:27 AM »

Ok one more gush:

Some of the best lighting in a TV show ever.

Definitely some of the most complex single camera work for a lower budget show, really strong stuff.

The ship is fully rendered. It is a "real space" and comes through quite effectively.

And no Firefly making pretty amazing special effects on a shoestring, no BSG doing an even better job later with often less.
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« Reply #567 on: May 21, 2011, 09:31:58 AM »

I'm just annoyed that great shows like Farscape and Firefly keep getting cancelled while new shows keep getting added to the crapola Stargate franchise.
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« Reply #568 on: May 21, 2011, 10:53:40 AM »

I'm just annoyed that great shows like Farscape and Firefly keep getting cancelled while new shows keep getting added to the crapola Stargate franchise.

In Firefly's case it was because it was aired on Fox, which never saw a good show that it didn't try to butcher.  The survival of the Simpsons is just a fluke.
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« Reply #569 on: May 21, 2011, 10:58:59 AM »

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« Reply #570 on: May 21, 2011, 12:51:01 PM »

I'm just annoyed that great shows like Farscape and Firefly keep getting cancelled while new shows keep getting added to the crapola Stargate franchise.

I have no idea how the Stargate Franchise does it.
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« Reply #571 on: May 22, 2011, 08:16:05 PM »

Win-Win

Friend said there was a film about high school wrestling starring Paul Giamatti.

Obviously a must see . . .

Well, not so much. Great cast of character actors from Amy Ryan to Jeffrey Tambor. And of course the character actor who can actually play a lead and still act while doing it, Giamatti.

The film is rather flat in pacing. None of the characters are very sympathetic. Both Tambor and Ryan are not used to their potential. The film tries to marry two (maybe three) genres of film and does a poor job at it.

The wrestling sequences are not science fiction, which is good. Giamatti can do no wrong, so he redeems much of the film.

The unpredictable ending is predictable because the film clearly wants to break genre and fails at doing so in a believable or entertaining manner.

At least the State I wrestled in gets its props for being a powerhouse to compete in.

Maybe get it on DVD or when surfing cable or streaming when you have some time. Wouldn't recommend it strongly, unless you wrestled and are a Giamatti fan.
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« Reply #572 on: May 22, 2011, 09:38:57 PM »

Win-Win

Friend said there was a film about high school wrestling starring Paul Giamatti.

Obviously a must see . . .

Well, not so much. Great cast of character actors from Amy Ryan to Jeffrey Tambor. And of course the character actor who can actually play a lead and still act while doing it, Giamatti.

The film is rather flat in pacing. None of the characters are very sympathetic. Both Tambor and Ryan are not used to their potential. The film tries to marry two (maybe three) genres of film and does a poor job at it.

The wrestling sequences are not science fiction, which is good. Giamatti can do no wrong, so he redeems much of the film.

The unpredictable ending is predictable because the film clearly wants to break genre and fails at doing so in a believable or entertaining manner.

At least the State I wrestled in gets its props for being a powerhouse to compete in.

Maybe get it on DVD or when surfing cable or streaming when you have some time. Wouldn't recommend it strongly, unless you wrestled and are a Giamatti fan.


I like Paul Giamatti. He's like a hybrid of Chris Elliot and Richard Dreyfuss.


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« Reply #573 on: May 22, 2011, 10:16:10 PM »

I like Paul Giamatti. He's like a hybrid of Chris Elliot and Richard Dreyfuss.


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« Reply #574 on: May 28, 2011, 06:46:33 PM »

I should be watching Anvil! The Story of Anvil, which I've heard good things about for several years now. Unfortunately the disc is warped and won't play on either of my players.  Angry 
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« Reply #575 on: May 28, 2011, 08:52:23 PM »

Picked up Kickboxer on Blu-ray for $6 today, just about to watch it. Van Damme in HD... you can't get any better than that!  Tongue
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Picked up Kickboxer on Blu-ray for $6 today, just about to watch it. Van Damme in HD... you can't get any better than that!  Tongue

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« Reply #578 on: June 02, 2011, 10:48:35 AM »

Win-Win

Friend said there was a film about high school wrestling starring Paul Giamatti.

Obviously a must see . . .

Well, not so much. Great cast of character actors from Amy Ryan to Jeffrey Tambor. And of course the character actor who can actually play a lead and still act while doing it, Giamatti.

The film is rather flat in pacing. None of the characters are very sympathetic. Both Tambor and Ryan are not used to their potential. The film tries to marry two (maybe three) genres of film and does a poor job at it.

The wrestling sequences are not science fiction, which is good. Giamatti can do no wrong, so he redeems much of the film.

The unpredictable ending is predictable because the film clearly wants to break genre and fails at doing so in a believable or entertaining manner.

At least the State I wrestled in gets its props for being a powerhouse to compete in.

Maybe get it on DVD or when surfing cable or streaming when you have some time. Wouldn't recommend it strongly, unless you wrestled and are a Giamatti fan.


I like Paul Giamatti. He's like a hybrid of Chris Elliot and Richard Dreyfuss.


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« Reply #579 on: June 02, 2011, 02:22:07 PM »

I loved Sideways.  Every time I have wine with my mother now, when she asks what kind we should drink I always shout "No ....ing Merlot!"  He also did a good John Adams on HBO.  I am more of a Ben Franklin/Thomas Jefferson fan politically, but I thought he did a good John Adams.

Blasphemer! His work was brilliant in that role. Brilliant series was well.
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« Reply #580 on: June 02, 2011, 04:13:29 PM »

I loved Sideways.  Every time I have wine with my mother now, when she asks what kind we should drink I always shout "No ....ing Merlot!"  He also did a good John Adams on HBO.  I am more of a Ben Franklin/Thomas Jefferson fan politically, but I thought he did a good John Adams.

Blasphemer! His work was brilliant in that role. Brilliant series was well.


Fine, I recant.  It was pretty brilliant.  Just not a period I am very much in to.  Now if he had been in Rome...I might have gotten more excited.
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« Reply #581 on: June 02, 2011, 10:32:00 PM »

Good Bye, Lenin!. Its a German tragicomedy set in the DDR during the reunification of Germany. Fantastic film - definitely one of my favorites.

The (US) trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEumLZxlQzY
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« Reply #582 on: June 02, 2011, 10:34:42 PM »

Good Bye, Lenin!. Its a German tragicomedy set in the DDR during the reunification of Germany. Fantastic film - definitely one of my favorites.

The (US) trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEumLZxlQzY
I have seen that movie 5 or 6 times (which is a lot for me). I LOVE that film! I get teary-eyed and laugh simultaneously, every time I watch it.
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« Reply #583 on: June 02, 2011, 11:01:56 PM »

This week I watched Into Great Silence http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478160/. Nice film.  Make sure you have absolutely no distractions though.  Shut the phone off, no room mates around, etc...  I also watched The Island http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0851577/.  Very well done.
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« Reply #584 on: June 03, 2011, 12:26:02 AM »

Good Bye, Lenin!. Its a German tragicomedy set in the DDR during the reunification of Germany. Fantastic film - definitely one of my favorites.

The (US) trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEumLZxlQzY
I have seen that movie 5 or 6 times (which is a lot for me). I LOVE that film! I get teary-eyed and laugh simultaneously, every time I watch it.

Really? Found it underwhelming despite my own Ostalgie.
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