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« Reply #1665 on: April 06, 2013, 05:25:18 AM »

Just watched Quo Vadis with the family. Great movie!



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« Reply #1666 on: April 14, 2013, 09:19:52 AM »

Just watched Brave with the little man, after hunting it down all over Sky Disney for most of the week. A fun romp it was, and I understand why it won the Oscar over the kiddie scares. Grin
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« Reply #1667 on: April 14, 2013, 05:20:04 PM »

I watched Parental Guidance yesterday.  It has been some time since I laughed loud enough to get the attention of people around me.
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« Reply #1668 on: April 14, 2013, 07:17:15 PM »

I watched Parental Guidance yesterday.  It has been some time since I laughed loud enough to get the attention of people around me.

Is that the show where parents pick out dates for their kids or something?
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« Reply #1669 on: April 14, 2013, 07:40:26 PM »

I watched Parental Guidance yesterday.  It has been some time since I laughed loud enough to get the attention of people around me.

Is that the show where parents pick out dates for their kids or something?
It's a movie with Billy Crystal about grandparents spending time with their grand kids.
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« Reply #1670 on: April 14, 2013, 07:53:44 PM »

I watched Parental Guidance yesterday.  It has been some time since I laughed loud enough to get the attention of people around me.

Is that the show where parents pick out dates for their kids or something?
That sounds funny as hell, what's the show called?
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« Reply #1671 on: April 14, 2013, 08:11:41 PM »

Watched some of Part II of Jesus of Nazareth, about nine days ago. Since then, I have not watched any movies at all.
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« Reply #1672 on: April 14, 2013, 08:24:38 PM »

Last night I watched "Unforgiven" starring Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, etc. As an Eastwood fan, I was not impressed.
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« Reply #1673 on: April 14, 2013, 08:39:53 PM »

Wait, seriously? That movie is awesome.
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« Reply #1674 on: April 14, 2013, 09:22:28 PM »

Wait, seriously? That movie is awesome.

I liked it too. I'm not much on Westerns, but I thought that was a good one.


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« Reply #1675 on: April 14, 2013, 09:23:32 PM »

I'm gonna go see 42 sometime this week, even though I'm sure I'll be disappointed.


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« Reply #1676 on: April 14, 2013, 10:13:13 PM »

Last night I watched "Unforgiven" starring Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, etc. As an Eastwood fan, I was not impressed.
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« Reply #1677 on: April 15, 2013, 01:43:55 AM »

I watched the man who knew too much, yesterday. Thought it was pretty good, though I like North by Northwest better. I really wish they would show Hitchcock movies more often.
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« Reply #1678 on: April 15, 2013, 09:31:36 AM »

I really didn't like it. There was plenty of basis for an emotional connection with Eastwood's character, especially with the whole back-story involving his wife and kids, but they never really got around to elaborating on it. The whole thing just seemed really shallow to me. I guess I could've missed a few details because it was the 'censored for TV' version, but I really wasn't impressed.
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« Reply #1679 on: April 15, 2013, 11:06:41 AM »

I watched Parental Guidance yesterday.  It has been some time since I laughed loud enough to get the attention of people around me.

Is that the show where parents pick out dates for their kids or something?
It's a movie with Billy Crystal about grandparents spending time with their grand kids.

Is yiddish for absolutely not funny.
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« Reply #1680 on: April 15, 2013, 11:12:47 AM »

Been looking at a little Paul Thomas Anderson, sorry PtA, he is the only PTA I'll ever love, while looking at some Altman and thinking about Kubrick, the two directors who he seems to have completely appropriated and whose work he has brought in a more contemporary idiom.

Watched the film which Altman nearly died making and had PTA signed to be his replacement lest he die before its finish for the 23rd time. (Sorry Ms. Meter, you'll never break me of this.)

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« Reply #1681 on: April 15, 2013, 11:36:42 AM »

Will Ferrel is the most unfunniest "comedian" of all time.

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« Reply #1682 on: April 15, 2013, 03:10:55 PM »

I really didn't like it. There was plenty of basis for an emotional connection with Eastwood's character, especially with the whole back-story involving his wife and kids, but they never really got around to elaborating on it. The whole thing just seemed really shallow to me. I guess I could've missed a few details because it was the 'censored for TV' version, but I really wasn't impressed.
First off, the TV edit is gonna be crap. There's a ton of cussing in the film, and attempting to purge that has got to seriously screw up the flow. But I would say there's a fair bit of thematic depth to the film. It's taking a very serious look at the sort of cool anti-heroes Eastwood was famous for playing. You see them in old age, bearing the burden of that life, pitying the youth who will follow in their footsteps. Eastwood and Freeman act this brilliantly. It's certainly not as cool as some of Eastwood's other films, but it's not supposed to be. When you finally get the part where he shoots up the tavern, it's just kind of pathetic. And it looks gorgeous too.
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« Reply #1683 on: April 16, 2013, 03:44:48 AM »

Been looking at a little Paul Thomas Anderson, sorry PtA, he is the only PTA I'll ever love, while looking at some Altman and thinking about Kubrick, the two directors who he seems to have completely appropriated and whose work he has brought in a more contemporary idiom.

Watched the film which Altman nearly died making and had PTA signed to be his replacement lest he die before its finish for the 23rd time. (Sorry Ms. Meter, you'll never break me of this.)

Great stuff.

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I'm interested to read your thoughts on The Master. I liked it a lot. Not great, but it definitely kept my interest. We'll get into it more after you watch it.


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« Reply #1684 on: April 16, 2013, 03:45:59 AM »

Will Ferrel is the most unfunniest "comedian" of all time.

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My problem with Will Ferrel is that he's way too over the top. He's funnier when he's more subtle, which is rare.



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« Reply #1685 on: April 16, 2013, 03:49:43 AM »

I watched about 3/4ths of the movie Drive starring Ryan Gosling. I was really digging the movie until it suddenly turned absurdly and gratuitously violent. There was enough suspense and tension throughout the film, and the violence could have been communicated much more effectively and powerfully if it hadn't been so over the top. I had to stop watching it. It was disappointing, because I was really enjoying it up to that point.

As for Ryan Gosling, the movie Half Nelson is terrific. A great film.


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« Reply #1686 on: April 16, 2013, 11:11:06 AM »

Will Ferrel is the most unfunniest "comedian" of all time.

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My problem with Will Ferrel is that he's way too over the top. He's funnier when he's more subtle, which is rare.



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And that's precisely the problem. There is no subtlety. He should do more roles like Stranger than Fiction.
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« Reply #1687 on: April 16, 2013, 11:42:03 AM »

Will Ferrel is the most unfunniest "comedian" of all time.

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My problem with Will Ferrel is that he's way too over the top. He's funnier when he's more subtle, which is rare.



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He's a better cameo than a main actor.  The only reason Talladega Nights was remotely funny was because of Ali G.
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« Reply #1688 on: April 16, 2013, 11:44:35 AM »

I really didn't like it. There was plenty of basis for an emotional connection with Eastwood's character, especially with the whole back-story involving his wife and kids, but they never really got around to elaborating on it. The whole thing just seemed really shallow to me. I guess I could've missed a few details because it was the 'censored for TV' version, but I really wasn't impressed.
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I agree with That Person, and don't think I could have put it any better than he did.  In my opinion, Unforgiven was Clint Eastwood letting his cowboy character die in the same way that I think Heartbreak Ridge and Gran Torino combined let his soldier character die.  (In Unforgiven he doesn't die, but you can kinda tell it's coming sooner rather than later.)  As a side note, is there a movie already out where the hard bitten cop dies/fades out?
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« Reply #1689 on: April 16, 2013, 11:46:13 AM »

I'm gonna go see 42 sometime this week, even though I'm sure I'll be disappointed.


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« Reply #1690 on: April 16, 2013, 11:52:46 AM »

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Well, he not exactly a cop, but John Russell from Hombre (1967) dies in the end.
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« Reply #1691 on: April 16, 2013, 12:22:24 PM »

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Well, he not exactly a cop, but John Russell from Hombre (1967) dies in the end.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in End of Days (1999)
Bruce Willis in Sin City (2005)
Denzel Washington in Fallen (1998), Man on Fire (2004) and Déjà Vu (2006)
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Well, he not exactly a cop, but John Russell from Hombre (1967) dies in the end.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in End of Days (1999)
Bruce Willis in Sin City (2005)
Denzel Washington in Fallen (1998), Man on Fire (2004) and Déjà Vu (2006)

A&A, I was thinking more of a Clint Eastwood movie.  He was probably most famous as a cowboy in several films and I kind of see Unforgiven as a closure to this character.  Likewise, he was a soldier in a few as well, and I saw Heartbreak Ridge as an end to his "military" career, a last hurrah as it were, and Gran Torino was this same Clint Eastwood soldier in civilian life nearing the end of his days...and ultimately it ending in the course of the film.  I haven't seen all of his police movies other than Dirty Harry and the Dead Pool.  I was just wondering if this "manifestation" of Clint Eastwood has already seen it's suitably heroic demise or if there might be one more Dirty Harry-esque police officer to finish off that part of his career.
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« Reply #1693 on: April 16, 2013, 02:37:25 PM »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in End of Days (1999)
Bruce Willis in Sin City (2005)
Denzel Washington in Fallen (1998), Man on Fire (2004) and Déjà Vu (2006)

A&A, I was thinking more of a Clint Eastwood movie.  He was probably most famous as a cowboy in several films and I kind of see Unforgiven as a closure to this character.  Likewise, he was a soldier in a few as well, and I saw Heartbreak Ridge as an end to his "military" career, a last hurrah as it were, and Gran Torino was this same Clint Eastwood soldier in civilian life nearing the end of his days...and ultimately it ending in the course of the film.  I haven't seen all of his police movies other than Dirty Harry and the Dead Pool.  I was just wondering if this "manifestation" of Clint Eastwood has already seen it's suitably heroic demise or if there might be one more Dirty Harry-esque police officer to finish off that part of his career.

I don't remember any movie where he dies, so you might be right.
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« Reply #1694 on: April 16, 2013, 03:22:26 PM »

Will Ferrel is the most unfunniest "comedian" of all time.

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Still Blades of Glory funniest movie I've seen in forever.
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« Reply #1695 on: April 16, 2013, 03:24:19 PM »

Will Ferrel is the most unfunniest "comedian" of all time.

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My problem with Will Ferrel is that he's way too over the top. He's funnier when he's more subtle, which is rare.



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His spots on Conan when he would stay in character as Robert Gulay were hysterical.

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« Reply #1696 on: April 16, 2013, 03:40:14 PM »

Been looking at a little Paul Thomas Anderson, sorry PtA, he is the only PTA I'll ever love, while looking at some Altman and thinking about Kubrick, the two directors who he seems to have completely appropriated and whose work he has brought in a more contemporary idiom.

Watched the film which Altman nearly died making and had PTA signed to be his replacement lest he die before its finish for the 23rd time. (Sorry Ms. Meter, you'll never break me of this.)

Great stuff.

Getting ready to take a look at The Master.


I'm interested to read your thoughts on The Master. I liked it a lot. Not great, but it definitely kept my interest. We'll get into it more after you watch it.


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I kept threatening to see it in the theater but never got around to it.

And it will probably be a bit till I get to it, I don't know. I've tried to stay away from nearly anything written about it, so we'll see. I've yet to have seen a PTA film I don't think is great.

I have a buncha screeners I got from a buddy who gets such stuff, so if there were any other decent films up for nomination for an Oscar, anyone let me know.

Lincoln is sitting in the house as well. I don't think I can stomach Spielberg however.

Zero Dark Thirty is easily a missable movie. Over-hyped nonsense.
 
Give me Syriana (fantastic film) or even Homeland (fun TV series) any day over that torture pr0n.
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« Reply #1697 on: April 16, 2013, 03:53:31 PM »

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Well, he not exactly a cop, but John Russell from Hombre (1967) dies in the end.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in End of Days (1999)
Bruce Willis in Sin City (2005)
Denzel Washington in Fallen (1998), Man on Fire (2004) and Déjà Vu (2006)

A&A, I was thinking more of a Clint Eastwood movie.  He was probably most famous as a cowboy in several films and I kind of see Unforgiven as a closure to this character.  Likewise, he was a soldier in a few as well, and I saw Heartbreak Ridge as an end to his "military" career, a last hurrah as it were, and Gran Torino was this same Clint Eastwood soldier in civilian life nearing the end of his days...and ultimately it ending in the course of the film.  I haven't seen all of his police movies other than Dirty Harry and the Dead Pool.  I was just wondering if this "manifestation" of Clint Eastwood has already seen it's suitably heroic demise or if there might be one more Dirty Harry-esque police officer to finish off that part of his career.

Blood Work or In the Line of Fire?  Not where he dies, but in Blood Work, the bad guy killed someone for a transplant so Eastwoods character could live.
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« Reply #1698 on: April 16, 2013, 08:38:24 PM »

I really didn't like it. There was plenty of basis for an emotional connection with Eastwood's character, especially with the whole back-story involving his wife and kids, but they never really got around to elaborating on it. The whole thing just seemed really shallow to me. I guess I could've missed a few details because it was the 'censored for TV' version, but I really wasn't impressed.
First off, the TV edit is gonna be crap. There's a ton of cussing in the film, and attempting to purge that has got to seriously screw up the flow. But I would say there's a fair bit of thematic depth to the film. It's taking a very serious look at the sort of cool anti-heroes Eastwood was famous for playing. You see them in old age, bearing the burden of that life, pitying the youth who will follow in their footsteps. Eastwood and Freeman act this brilliantly. It's certainly not as cool as some of Eastwood's other films, but it's not supposed to be. When you finally get the part where he shoots up the tavern, it's just kind of pathetic. And it looks gorgeous too.

I agree with That Person, and don't think I could have put it any better than he did.  In my opinion, Unforgiven was Clint Eastwood letting his cowboy character die in the same way that I think Heartbreak Ridge and Gran Torino combined let his soldier character die.  (In Unforgiven he doesn't die, but you can kinda tell it's coming sooner rather than later.)  As a side note, is there a movie already out where the hard bitten cop dies/fades out?
Alright, well, I guess I'll take your word for it. I'll have to get the non-TV version some time and give it another try.
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« Reply #1699 on: April 16, 2013, 08:45:10 PM »

It's been a long time since I've seen Almost Famous, still a classic...
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« Reply #1700 on: April 17, 2013, 02:23:38 PM »

Watched the Iron Lady and it was interesting to see it's not just a political biography, although it does portray the key moments of Thatcher's career.

Looking forward for Pacific Rim for some nice just popcorn 'n' fun movie. And really rooting for Man of Steel to be good enough to justify a Justice League movie.
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« Reply #1701 on: April 17, 2013, 02:52:43 PM »

Wait, seriously? That movie is awesome.
"Unforgiven" is a really good movie if you like the genre
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« Reply #1702 on: April 17, 2013, 04:40:14 PM »

I'm gonna go see 42 sometime this week, even though I'm sure I'll be disappointed.


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I quite enjoyed the movie 42. It was well made, and I liked the casting choices, mainly because they were some people I liked.
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« Reply #1703 on: April 17, 2013, 05:59:03 PM »

I watched Parental Guidance yesterday.  It has been some time since I laughed loud enough to get the attention of people around me.

Is that the show where parents pick out dates for their kids or something?
It's a movie with Billy Crystal about grandparents spending time with their grand kids.

Is yiddish for absolutely not funny.

Gotta eat crow, I realized that some of earliest memories of age three or four were of Soap. Best stuff Billy ever did.
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« Reply #1704 on: April 18, 2013, 02:45:58 AM »

Saw 42 last night. It was pretty much just what I expected. Entertaining enough, but the film hardly measured up to the story it sought to tell. Too many clichés and exaggerations. Good is not well served when evil is made into a caricature. Spike Lee certainly wasn't behind this one. And as idiotic as Spike Lee can be, he is a genius when it comes to directing movies. But like I said, it was entertaining and worth watching.


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« Reply #1705 on: April 18, 2013, 02:47:49 AM »

Will Ferrel is the most unfunniest "comedian" of all time.

My hatred knows no bounds

Still Blades of Glory funniest movie I've seen in forever.

Yeah, that was funny stuff!


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« Reply #1706 on: April 22, 2013, 08:49:36 PM »

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« Reply #1707 on: April 22, 2013, 08:51:49 PM »

Wizard of OZ is on right now while I am posting...........Never gets old.
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« Reply #1708 on: April 22, 2013, 09:12:27 PM »

Will Ferrel is the most unfunniest "comedian" of all time.

My hatred knows no bounds

Still Blades of Glory funniest movie I've seen in forever.
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« Reply #1709 on: April 22, 2013, 09:19:42 PM »

So maybe one day I will get around to seeing Life of Pi and Argo.
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