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Title: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on December 27, 2012, 04:03:47 AM
Last movie I saw was A Christmas Story, on TV a couple days ago.

How about youse guys?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on December 27, 2012, 04:15:01 AM
I've still never seen "A Christmas Story...."
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Lyubov on December 27, 2012, 04:30:38 PM
I've still never seen "A Christmas Story...."

Me neither.

The last movie I watched was The Curse of the Golden Flower. Very nice visuals, but a weird movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mithrandylan on December 27, 2012, 04:35:10 PM
The wife and I were watching The Two Towers and then Return of the King on blu-ray...

kinda prepping before the hobbit.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Penelope on December 27, 2012, 07:43:11 PM
My fiance took me to see Skyfall in theaters, per my request (he had already seen it). It was excellent.

On television, though, the last movie I saw was A Christmas Story. Most excellent (secular) Christmas movie. It's my grandfather's favorite Christmas movie because it reminds him of what life was like when he was a little boy.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Rob on December 27, 2012, 07:53:42 PM
I was flipping through the channels on Christmas and found "The Song of Bernadette on TCM channel.  I never really watched the whole movie before but I was impressed with the acting and surprised to see a young Vincent Price was in the movie. Jenifer Jones was excellent too.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Lyubov on December 27, 2012, 07:57:05 PM
I was flipping through the channels on Christmas and found "The Song of Bernadette on TCM channel.  I never really watched the whole movie before but I was impressed with the acting and surprised to see a young Vincent Price was in the movie. Jenifer Jones was excellent too.

Haha, I noticed that on TV, too. The movie ran a bit long, but Vincent Price was the best part. I own that movie on DVD.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Rob on December 27, 2012, 08:16:13 PM
I see why it won so many oscars
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Post by: Ancilla Domini on December 27, 2012, 08:57:48 PM
I can't even remember... It's been that long.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on December 27, 2012, 11:00:07 PM
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Hunk-ules!

I mean, Hercules!
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Post by: EcceQuamBonum on December 27, 2012, 11:14:37 PM
Christmas Story.  Annual tradition.  Know the whole movie by heart at this point and still laugh through the whole thing. 


"You used up all the glue on purpose!"

 ;D
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Post by: Penelope on December 27, 2012, 11:16:28 PM
Christmas Story.  Annual tradition.  Know the whole movie by heart at this point and still laugh through the whole thing. 


"You used up all the glue on purpose!"

 ;D

My Facebook status on Christmas Eve was "Used all the glue. On purpose. Sorry."
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on December 27, 2012, 11:44:26 PM
Watched The Trouble With Harry on Blu-ray today.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ancilla Domini on December 27, 2012, 11:46:22 PM
Watched The Trouble With Harry on Blu-ray today.

Classic!
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Post by: Hat And Beard on December 27, 2012, 11:51:51 PM
(http://img.wonderhowto.com/img/62/29/63407378431246/0/eraserhead.w654.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Lyubov on December 28, 2012, 12:03:29 AM
Christmas Story.  Annual tradition.  Know the whole movie by heart at this point and still laugh through the whole thing. 


"You used up all the glue on purpose!"

 ;D

My Facebook status on Christmas Eve was "Used all the glue. On purpose. Sorry."

I was wondering what that meant.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mithrandylan on December 28, 2012, 12:08:05 AM
Eraserhead is trippy enough, why the need to watch it in Spanish?
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Post by: Kaesekopf on December 28, 2012, 12:13:15 AM
Christmas Story.  Annual tradition.  Know the whole movie by heart at this point and still laugh through the whole thing. 


"You used up all the glue on purpose!"

 ;D

My Facebook status on Christmas Eve was "Used all the glue. On purpose. Sorry."

I was wondering what that meant.

Ditto.  I was really confused. 

I thought it was a hodge podge of mod podge redux.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on December 28, 2012, 12:26:28 AM
Watched The Trouble With Harry on Blu-ray today.

Classic!

Indeed!  Makes you wonder what could have been... if Hitchcock had made more comedies after that.

(http://img.wonderhowto.com/img/62/29/63407378431246/0/eraserhead.w654.jpg)

Eraserhead is trippy enough, why the need to watch it in Spanish?

LOL.  Cabeza borradora!  Guess I've learned my "something new" for today.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Hat And Beard on December 31, 2012, 12:34:06 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/27/Cheech_%26_Chong%27s_Up_in_Smoke.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Heinrich on December 31, 2012, 02:12:14 PM
The season two finale of Hell on Wheels. If that doesn't count(it was 93 minutes long), then Rocky IV.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on December 31, 2012, 02:21:44 PM
The Hobbit!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on December 31, 2012, 02:26:07 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/27/Cheech_%26_Chong%27s_Up_in_Smoke.jpg)

Although not from the same movie, I have to post it:

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on January 02, 2013, 09:32:12 PM
Well, this was odd.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gottmitunsalex on January 02, 2013, 11:48:06 PM
At the cinema, the last one I saw was:
(http://www.westernherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/skyfall.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on January 02, 2013, 11:53:47 PM
O Brother, where art thou?
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Post by: Mithrandylan on January 03, 2013, 12:11:05 AM
I've actually watched a lot of movies lately.

Today the wife and I saw the Hobbit.

Last night we watched (in order) Sling Blade, Dr. Strangelove and The Thin Red Line.  All Blu Rays I'd had for a while and hadn't gotten around to watching.  Three of my favorite movies, in fact.  The Thin Red Line Blu Ray was the Criterion Collection edition.  I look forward to exploring it some more.

Also watched recently The Road (blu ray) and Gangs of New York (blu ray)
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 03, 2013, 07:46:29 AM
O Brother, where art thou?

Thoughts?   It's really good, IMHO.
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Post by: Eliza on January 03, 2013, 08:11:58 AM
O Brother, where art thou?

Thoughts?   It's really good, IMHO.

It's a great movie. One of my favorite parts is when he's up in the barn loft about ready to get caught and he keeps saying, "we're in a tight spot!" Makes me laugh every time.

And the music is great.
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Post by: Heinrich on January 03, 2013, 02:15:29 PM
O Brother, where art thou?

Thoughts?   It's really good, IMHO.

It's a great movie. One of my favorite parts is when he's up in the barn loft about ready to get caught and he keeps saying, "we're in a tight spot!" Makes me laugh every time.

And the music is great.

Best script ever, AFAIAC. To wit:

"WERE NOT HEAT TO CUT A RECORD, YOU DUMN CRACKER!"
"Gimme that chopper"(referring to the Tommy Gun).
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on January 03, 2013, 02:18:26 PM
I've actually watched a lot of movies lately.

Today the wife and I saw the Hobbit.

Last night we watched (in order) Sling Blade, Dr. Strangelove and The Thin Red Line.  All Blu Rays I'd had for a while and hadn't gotten around to watching.  Three of my favorite movies, in fact.  The Thin Red Line Blu Ray was the Criterion Collection edition.  I look forward to exploring it some more.

Also watched recently The Road (blu ray) and Gangs of New York (blu ray)

That was a major let down. I think it was after that movie Scorcese said he would only make documentaries.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on January 03, 2013, 07:32:13 PM
Intriguing, Ben - I quite liked Gangs.  Thought it captured the "alien" feel of the past much better than most period films.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mithrandylan on January 03, 2013, 07:47:58 PM
Intriguing, Ben - I quite liked Gangs.  Thought it captured the "alien" feel of the past much better than most period films.

I agree.  I'm going to provide some minor spoilers, followed by some major ones.  Read at your own risk.

That said, Gangs isn't without it's problems.  There was definitely some Catholic inaccuracy... like CITH in those catacombs, with a completely fabricated communion prayer (though it was pretty cool pre-battle, nonetheless) "May God put the steel of the Holy Spirit [SPIRIT?!?] in your spine and the love of the Blessed Virgin in your heart"  Sounds pretty good when pronounced with a nice Irish lilt, though. 

It appears, though from some angles this could be disputed, that the priest in the catacombs was offering mass (or at least the elevation) versus populum... then there's the issue of the movie opening with Liam Neeson saying the St Michael prayer... in 1846 (think about that one for a second).

As far as the scene where it appears characters are receiving CITH, it is odd because there is a later scene where the main Irish characters are quite reverently receiving communion on the tongue.

Then there's the ridiculously campy line of Liam Neeson (in response to DDL's "may the Christian God guide my hand against your roman popery!) of "PREPARE TO RECEIVE THE TRUE LORD!" and then pulls his sword and charges into battle... ugh

Leo's character was not well developed.  He throws his bible into the river when he leaves Hellgate.  Now, one could say that he did this because Hellgate was obviously a protestant boarding school and it reasons they gave him a protestant bible (this does logically follow) and a self respecting Irish Catholic wouldn't be caught dead with a prot bible, but he was only like seven years old when he went to Hellgate, which raises the question of how he could, for sixteen years, maintain any Catholic sentiment and even KNOW that there were different "versions" of scripture... plus, he sincerely hugs the Reverend when he leaves... and then RIGHT after he throws the bible in the river, he's seen praying the St Michael prayer... I mean, c'mon this is not well thought out.

Then Leo talks about "Always hating the harbor after dark..." how?  You've been in a boarding school since you were 7.  Were you looting many ferry boats at this age?  Or his narrative about all the different kinds of criminals in the five points.  We're getting a narrative from someone who DIDN'T grow up in the five points... while he could easily come across this information from the crew he's now running with, this gangster lifestyle-- whatever his propensity could have been to it due to his early childhood and fiery Irish personality-- is largely alien to him.  His gangster savvy seems out of place for someone who spent his entire practical life in a protestant boarding school.

And the ending sucks.  It leaves a bad taste in my mouth.  The movie does it's best to build up tension between the natives and the Irish, between Catholics and masons/prots/politicians and completely abandons it at the last second for some "unified American" bullsh. 

How does the final scene climax?  With your two main characters fighting it to the death?  NO.  They try to, but the canon fire from the navy interrupts, one of them gets shrapeneled and the other finishes him off.  THEN Leo is narrating at the end about how many dead there were, and that it didn't matter whether they were rabbits, natives, whatever... it didn't matter?  Then what did I just spend the first two hours watching?  Then close with U2's "these are the hands that built America..."  No thanks. 

I LIKE the movie.  But some things in it were just wrong. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mithrandylan on January 03, 2013, 07:51:09 PM
Actually, the worst part of the movie was Cameron Diaz.  You could have completely removed her from the movie and not only would you have had to do next to zero re-writing, it would have been significantly better.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on January 03, 2013, 08:59:47 PM
Dylan, although it has been a while since I watched my Blu-ray of Gangs I generally agree with your criticisms.  Didn't remember the CITH!  In fact, upon further reflection, I think the movie is good almost in spite of itself.  But given the plot holes you mention... yes, I maintain it is a success in conveying the aforementioned "alien" FEEL of that time, especially compared to our own.  Scorsese and other "film school era" film-makers generally succeed in getting the "feel" of their movies right, if leaving a plot that serves only to develop and navigate the "feel."
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mithrandylan on January 03, 2013, 09:19:07 PM
Tommydubsmachine,

That is a very good way of putting it.  The movie is good in spite of itself.

Our internet has been woefully slow and have not been able to use youtube for about two weeks.  Here is the opening scene from Gangs, and it should have the instance I'm talking about, though I don't know at what part since I can't watch it-- I'd imagine about halfway through the clip.  Look for Liam Neeson and John C Reilly to take communion in the hand-- though it is not the way you might see it in NO churches, they kind of yank the Host (which seems to be leavened).  It all happens very fast.  Perhaps it wasnt' communion at all, but considering that it comes immediately after what appears to be a celebration of Holy Mass (also, tell me if it looks to you like the mass in this scene is versus populum) then it would seem to be Holy Communion.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on January 03, 2013, 11:06:51 PM
The Hobbit
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: totiusque on January 03, 2013, 11:57:25 PM
The Odd Life of Timothy Green .... Oddly not as entertaining as I thought it would be.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Lyubov on January 04, 2013, 04:41:47 AM
I'm not sure if it counts as a movie, but I'm currently re-watching I, Claudius. It's kind of sad when you can still remember all the lines in a 13-hour miniseries.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on January 04, 2013, 12:20:49 PM
I'm not sure if it counts as a movie, but I'm currently re-watching I, Claudius. It's kind of sad when you can still remember all the lines in a 13-hour miniseries.

Brian Blessed's in that. Whenever I see him I think of A. L. Rowse's contemptuous characterization of C.S. Lewis as a "big, beefy, beery man."
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on January 04, 2013, 12:22:50 PM
Intriguing, Ben - I quite liked Gangs.  Thought it captured the "alien" feel of the past much better than most period films.

I disliked it for some of the reasons Mithrandylan mentioned, but it was also just poor all around. It looked stagey and I wasn't impressed with the sets. Add all of these up and I was trying not to fall asleep.
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Post by: Lyubov on January 04, 2013, 12:24:47 PM
I'm not sure if it counts as a movie, but I'm currently re-watching I, Claudius. It's kind of sad when you can still remember all the lines in a 13-hour miniseries.

Brian Blessed's in that. Whenever I see him I think of A. L. Rowse's contemptuous characterization of C.S. Lewis as a "big, beefy, beery man."

I love Brian Blessed. The person I was watching with questioned his acting skills. :(

In one of my university classes, we watched a documentary about Napoleon's invasion of Russia that was narrated by Brian Blessed. :)
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Post by: Ben on January 04, 2013, 12:28:40 PM
I'm not sure if it counts as a movie, but I'm currently re-watching I, Claudius. It's kind of sad when you can still remember all the lines in a 13-hour miniseries.

Brian Blessed's in that. Whenever I see him I think of A. L. Rowse's contemptuous characterization of C.S. Lewis as a "big, beefy, beery man."

I love Brian Blessed. The person I was watching with questioned his acting skills. :(

In one of my university classes, we watched a documentary about Napoleon's invasion of Russia that was narrated by Brian Blessed. :)

I do too! The hammier the actor the more I like them. He could have a career just doing voice-over work.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on January 07, 2013, 03:20:34 AM
In honor of Django Reinhardt as this is the month of his birthday(Djangoary, as some folks call it):
(http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/56/5661/4ZDUG00Z/posters/sweet-and-lowdown.jpg)
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 07, 2013, 03:21:15 AM
How was Django?
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Post by: Hat And Beard on January 07, 2013, 03:23:32 AM
How was Django?
He was missing some fingers, but other than that he was probably the greatest guitar player that ever lived.
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Post by: tmw89 on January 12, 2013, 11:53:10 AM
Rear Window, for really the umpteenth time - but the first time on Blu-ray.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: EcceQuamBonum on January 12, 2013, 03:56:02 PM
Just watched The Big Sleep.  Don't know how many times I've seen it.  Always great.

I'm teaching a freshman comp class this semester, and the course theme I picked was film noir, so I have a whole semester of awesome films to look forward to.   8)
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Post by: Hat And Beard on January 12, 2013, 05:44:46 PM
Just watched The Big Sleep.  Don't know how many times I've seen it.  Always great.

I'm teaching a freshman comp class this semester, and the course theme I picked was film noir, so I have a whole semester of awesome films to look forward to.   8)
Oh yes. The Maltese Falcon, Sunset Boulevard, A Touch of Evil, The Third Man, and to shake things up, Chinatown. It's going to be a fun semester for you.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on January 12, 2013, 06:16:01 PM
40 Years of Fidelity: Abp. Lefebvre documentary.
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Post by: Heinrich on January 12, 2013, 08:59:41 PM
I will watch China Heavyweight tonight. I'll give a full report around 7AM MST tomorrow.
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Post by: CoolCat on January 14, 2013, 03:22:58 PM
40 Years of Fidelity: Abp. Lefebvre documentary.
Isn't that an ongoing soap opera?
Just kidding.
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 15, 2013, 12:55:53 PM
40 Years of Fidelity: Abp. Lefebvre documentary.
Isn't that an ongoing soap opera?
Just kidding.

You mean a novela?

 8)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: CoolCat on January 15, 2013, 02:38:03 PM
40 Years of Fidelity: Abp. Lefebvre documentary.
Isn't that an ongoing soap opera?
Just kidding.

You mean a novela?

 8)
I had to look it up.  Yes, something like that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telenovela (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telenovela)
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Post by: Ben on January 15, 2013, 02:50:07 PM
Just watched The Big Sleep.  Don't know how many times I've seen it.  Always great.

I'm teaching a freshman comp class this semester, and the course theme I picked was film noir, so I have a whole semester of awesome films to look forward to.   8)

I'll have to see that again. I've read that the plot didn't make any sense to Hawks.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ancilla Domini on January 15, 2013, 03:02:40 PM
40 Years of Fidelity: Abp. Lefebvre documentary.
Isn't that an ongoing soap opera?
Just kidding.

You mean a novela?

 8)
I had to look it up.  Yes, something like that.

You mean there are shirtless Latinos in every scene? I might have to watch that!  :)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Christknight104 on January 15, 2013, 03:03:40 PM
40 Years of Fidelity: Abp. Lefebvre documentary.

Did you buy that at the Retreat House?
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 15, 2013, 03:19:42 PM
40 Years of Fidelity: Abp. Lefebvre documentary.

Did you buy that at the Retreat House?

No, we just watched it.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 16, 2013, 12:43:09 AM
Hugo. It was fantastic, absolutely enchanting.  :) I'll have to hunt down the book now.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 16, 2013, 07:05:40 PM
Finally saw For Greater Glory today. I couldn't really keep track of the reasons behind things, especially the government's decisions, but the cristeros' conviction and dedication was definitely inspriring!
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 16, 2013, 07:39:55 PM
Finally saw For Greater Glory today. I couldn't really keep track of the reasons behind things, especially the government's decisions, but the cristeros' conviction and dedication was definitely inspriring!

Calles wanted to diminish the power of the Church.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 16, 2013, 07:43:02 PM
He was also a Mason.

Effin' Masons.
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Post by: Ben on January 16, 2013, 08:57:30 PM
Finally saw For Greater Glory today. I couldn't really keep track of the reasons behind things, especially the government's decisions, but the cristeros' conviction and dedication was definitely inspriring!

How was Andy Garcia? Haven't seen him in anything for awhile.
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Post by: phnuggle on January 16, 2013, 10:19:46 PM
Les Mis.   So.  Good.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on January 16, 2013, 11:28:48 PM
He was also a Mason.

Effin' Masons.

Betcha he was a jew, too.

#meximasonjews
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 16, 2013, 11:57:43 PM
He was also a Mason.

Effin' Masons.

Betcha he was a jew, too.

#meximasonjews

I've never heard that, but he was an atheist.
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Post by: Vetus Ordo on January 17, 2013, 12:33:40 AM
Jews are actually some of the fiercest atheists out there.
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Post by: Francisco Suárez on January 17, 2013, 01:01:33 AM
The Bourne Legacy.
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Post by: tmw89 on January 17, 2013, 01:10:45 AM
After Voxxpop posted a clip from Ghost World in a different thread, I decided to check it out - what a slice of life time capsule!
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Post by: Gottmitunsalex on January 17, 2013, 01:14:25 AM
Finally saw For Greater Glory today. I couldn't really keep track of the reasons behind things, especially the government's decisions, but the cristeros' conviction and dedication was definitely inspriring!
It is a great movie. A big part they left out at the end was to point out that once the Cristeros handed over their guns to the judeo-masonic government due to the "arreglos" (arrangements/accord), the government killed more Cristeros and priests in that time than during the 3 year war.

The only reason the Cristeros handed their guns to the judeo-masonic government was because Pope Pius XI gave the order to the Mexican bishops.
Due to misinformation he (the pope) received from the American bishops who were pushing the envelope with his holiness to order the Mexican bishops to tell their flock to sign the agreement with the government and hand over their weapons.
 

Sad times. Beautiful movie!! The best movie of 2012.     
   

If you can, pickup this book (actually it's a 3 part set) from Jean Meyer
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519gKqy5neL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: tmw89 on January 17, 2013, 11:07:56 PM
Vertigo - I've lost count of the number of times I've seen the movie, but I think this was the first time on Blu-ray.
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 18, 2013, 02:19:57 AM
Argo
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Post by: Der Kaiser on January 18, 2013, 04:57:33 AM
House of Dark Shadows from 1971. Very good. Not as good and cooky as the show though way better than that Tim Burton Crapfest.
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Post by: tmw89 on January 19, 2013, 08:38:41 PM
Zodiac on Blu-ray.  Quite liked it.
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Post by: Ben on January 20, 2013, 01:18:43 PM
Zodiac on Blu-ray.  Quite liked it.

What did you think of Ruffalo?
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 21, 2013, 01:39:51 AM
Animal Farm
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Post by: tmw89 on January 21, 2013, 08:56:02 AM
Zodiac on Blu-ray.  Quite liked it.

What did you think of Ruffalo?

I think he gave a particularly nuanced performance in Zodiac.  Far more interesting as a character and a performance than his turn in The Avengers.
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Post by: tmw89 on January 21, 2013, 08:56:56 AM
Animal Farm

We talkin' the old CIA-sponsored cartoon or the PBS (BBC?) miniseries?
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 21, 2013, 10:24:45 AM
Animal Farm

We talkin' the old CIA-sponsored cartoon or the PBS (BBC?) miniseries?

Cartoon
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Post by: Der Kaiser on January 21, 2013, 04:38:06 PM
Gangster Squad. Cool old style gangster movie.
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 22, 2013, 04:55:21 PM
The Great Escape
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Post by: tmw89 on January 24, 2013, 10:17:35 PM
The 1952 Moulin Rouge by John Huston, followed by The Birds.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on January 24, 2013, 10:49:59 PM
I watched a documentary, can't remember the name, but it was about the Death Metal scene in Norway in the early 90's.  It was NOT about Mayhem, but they were mentioned on quite a few occasions because of the obvious influences (both in music and behavior).  More focused on Darkthrone, Burzum and a few others.  I actually watched it because I've long been fascinated with that culture (not metal in general) of real death, satanism and just darkness.  Know thy enemy.  I can't really explain it.  Probably the same reason I binge learn about serial killers every year for a few months.

The doc was so-so.  I often think about people who are rabidly anti-Christian, and how they'd make really good Catholics.  Well, they did I suppose.  Just not all of them.  Not many in the current culture, anyhow.
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 24, 2013, 10:50:55 PM
Dylan, would you say the virulent anti-Christians (the cold) are better than the amoral, agnostic, lukewarm?
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Post by: Mithrandylan on January 24, 2013, 10:56:01 PM
Dylan, would you say the virulent anti-Christians (the cold) are better than the amoral, agnostic, lukewarm?

Better in what sense?

If one dies in either state, one goes to Hell obviously.  So not in that respect.

I would say that in terms of personal potential the cold have an aptitude to be great Catholics.  Look at St Paul, or St Augustine.  Not that the lukewarm couldn't, I just see the raw potential for it more in the cold.  The cold actually care and are convicted, they are just convicted in the wrong thing.  Of course, it is the grace of God that works in us and moves us to do His will, our own gifts are merely the instruments in this process.  Praise the Name of the Lord!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Der Kaiser on January 25, 2013, 03:48:08 AM
Frankenstein from 92 with Kenneth Brannagh. Seen it many times not bad. Not as good as the Luke Goss 2004 one though. And no one will ever trump the 31' Karloff version in atmosphere.
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Post by: CoolCat on January 25, 2013, 01:17:56 PM
Gods and generals.
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Post by: Der Kaiser on January 28, 2013, 02:56:33 AM
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunter. The girlfriends Idea. THis is why a guy should never allow his lady to pick the ten $ movie they watch. Good lord what utter crud.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 28, 2013, 11:28:39 AM
2001: A Space Odyssey
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Post by: tmw89 on January 28, 2013, 11:38:36 AM
2001: A Space Odyssey

Thoughts?
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Post by: Mithrandylan on January 28, 2013, 12:21:22 PM
2001: A Space Odyssey

Thoughts?

SPACEYAWN
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Post by: tmw89 on January 28, 2013, 12:46:13 PM
Ha!  The last time I watched 2001 was with a few friends, on Blu-ray by way of the PS3 - half-way through the Dawn of Man segment, we decided to switch it to 1.5 speedup for the rest of the movie.  Somebody still conked out.
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Post by: Gottmitunsalex on January 28, 2013, 11:36:50 PM
The Great Escape
That is a good movie!
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Post by: Hat And Beard on January 29, 2013, 07:11:57 AM
The Great Escape
That is a good movie!
Have either of you seen the original?

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/criterion-production/release_images/98/grandill.jpg?1328128324)

If not, you owe it to yourself. :)
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Post by: Heinrich on January 29, 2013, 10:02:49 PM
Babel.

Definitely for grownups.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on January 29, 2013, 10:32:02 PM
Babel.

Definitely for grownups.

Have you seen Amores Perros and 21 Grams, the first two movies in the trilogy?

I thought Babel was lackluster.  Not a fan.  And I saw it before I was Catholic in any real sense, so I'm not even really talking about some of the moral implications of it.

I thought the first two movies were great, though they are also for adults...
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 29, 2013, 10:34:32 PM
I don't think we have a reason to watch those movies.
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Post by: Heinrich on January 29, 2013, 10:42:24 PM
Babel.

Definitely for grownups.

Have you seen Amores Perros and 21 Grams, the first two movies in the trilogy?

I thought Babel was lackluster.  Not a fan.  And I saw it before I was Catholic in any real sense, so I'm not even really talking about some of the moral implications of it.

I thought the first two movies were great, though they are also for adults...

I had no idea those two movies segued into Babel. Thanks.
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Post by: Gottmitunsalex on January 30, 2013, 02:34:19 AM
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQyNTk5MTMxN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTc0ODI1NA@@._V1_SX214_.jpg)
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Post by: Mithrandylan on January 30, 2013, 07:11:10 AM
Babel.

Definitely for grownups.

Have you seen Amores Perros and 21 Grams, the first two movies in the trilogy?

I thought Babel was lackluster.  Not a fan.  And I saw it before I was Catholic in any real sense, so I'm not even really talking about some of the moral implications of it.

I thought the first two movies were great, though they are also for adults...

I had no idea those two movies segued into Babel. Thanks.

Yeah.  It's not a trilogy in the proper sense, because each one is about totally unrelated events (OR ARE THEY!?!?!?)

Anyways, it's referred to as Innaritu's trilogy of death. 
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Post by: Ben on January 30, 2013, 05:03:51 PM
The Passion of Darkly Noon

I didn't understand it, though I liked Ashley Judd's performance.
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Post by: Gottmitunsalex on January 31, 2013, 01:58:23 AM
The Great Escape
That is a good movie!
Have either of you seen the original?

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/criterion-production/release_images/98/grandill.jpg?1328128324)

If not, you owe it to yourself. :)
No I haven't' but I will look into it.
Thanks!
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Post by: Archer on January 31, 2013, 02:59:31 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HEvmh8aGL._SL500_SS500_.jpg)
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Post by: Archer on January 31, 2013, 03:01:45 AM
The Great Escape

One of my favorite oldies. 
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Post by: tmw89 on January 31, 2013, 02:10:04 PM
Just finished Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt, on Blu-ray.
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Post by: LouisIX on January 31, 2013, 02:21:12 PM
In an attempt to see as many of the movies nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars as possible, my wife and I saw both Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook recently.

The former was good, but not worthy of the nomination in my opinion, and the second was mostly a romantic comedy (and thus I didn't care for it all that much, though De Niro was pretty awesome in it).
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Post by: Quo Vadis on February 01, 2013, 02:03:30 AM
Mary Poppins
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Post by: tmw89 on February 01, 2013, 09:31:42 AM
Marnie, on Blu-ray.
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Post by: BierKaiser on February 01, 2013, 09:45:31 PM
Star Trek, the 2009 movie on BluRay.
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Post by: Anastasia on February 02, 2013, 12:18:09 PM
The Bourne Legacy. Boy, was that disappointing!
Title: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on February 02, 2013, 03:12:46 PM
The Bourne Legacy. Boy, was that disappointing!

I liked Jeremy Renner, but the rest of the movie left a lot to be desired. Especially the climax at the end with the bad guy. No hand to hand combat just one extremely drawn out bike chase? Serious let down.
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Post by: Anastasia on February 02, 2013, 06:32:15 PM
The Bourne Legacy. Boy, was that disappointing!

I liked Jeremy Renner, but the rest of the movie left a lot to be desired. Especially the climax at the end with the bad guy. No hand to hand combat just one extremely drawn out bike chase? Serious let down.
I know, they didnt even develop the bad guy at all really, just threw him in for the last half hour with no explanation of who he was, why he was so special, anything. It wasnt really a Bourne movie, first of all. The minute they did the magic pill makes him a supersoldier routine, we were in comic book movie territory. It wouldve made more sense to just make it a Hawkeye movie, honestly.
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Post by: Ben on February 02, 2013, 10:17:41 PM
I agree about the ending. Pretty lame.

I liked the beginning of that movie, when he was in the wilderness.
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Post by: Bonaventure on February 02, 2013, 10:26:33 PM
I really liked Ultimatum. Nobody else?
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Post by: Penelope on February 02, 2013, 10:53:07 PM
My fiance and I just watched Ruby Sparks (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1839492/). It was really, really excellent.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on February 03, 2013, 01:34:25 AM
(http://www.iambo.com/blog/archives/life%20and%20death%20peter%20sellers.jpg)
Went to a wedding in the middle of nowhere during a snowstorm and had to crash with a friend an hour from home. Watched this and I really liked it(perfect movie to watch in a snowstorm). I'm glad I watched it alone because I strangely identified with Peter sellers.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Heinrich on February 03, 2013, 09:55:36 AM
Good Will Hunting
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Post by: Mithrandylan on February 03, 2013, 09:56:47 AM
Good Will Hunting

One of the all time greats, though there's a few crude instances I rather fast forward.

Can't think of many movies that capture the "feel-good" movie without being saturated in cheese.
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Post by: Heinrich on February 03, 2013, 10:22:54 AM
Good Will Hunting

One of the all time greats, though there's a few crude instances I rather fast forward.

Can't think of many movies that capture the "feel-good" movie without being saturated in cheese.

I can't tell you how much I agree with this post. I like to think that I am able to succinctly capture the essence of this fantastic film, but there is so much there. Robin Williams is great in his dramatic role, but his talents as comedian shine through in a few places. The three heroes of the film are definitely good will hunting.
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Post by: Quo Vadis on February 03, 2013, 11:19:16 PM
Good Will Hunting

One of the all time greats, though there's a few crude instances I rather fast forward.

Can't think of many movies that capture the "feel-good" movie without being saturated in cheese.

What are the natures of the crude scenes?  Are they the reason for the R rating?  Thanks.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on February 03, 2013, 11:22:02 PM
There's one that could be considered a sex scene, though there's no sex.  There are two scenes that have some pretty explicit sexual dialogue that I have in mind.

The movie also has pretty profane language, though as far as I recall, there is no blasphemy.  The characters are working class Bostonians.

There are some other pieces of dialogue that some may consider untoward, but there are two main ones.
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Post by: Heinrich on February 03, 2013, 11:31:08 PM
There is also a pretty violent scene towards the beginning. While I think the profane tirade a young lady spews towards Ben Affleck's character(in reference to his "Irish Curse" and lack of, ahem, performance) is superfluous, the violent scene of which we speak is necessary for character development and plot.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on February 03, 2013, 11:40:43 PM
There is also a pretty violent scene towards the beginning. While I think the profane tirade a young lady spews towards Ben Affleck's character(in reference to his "Irish Curse" and lack of, ahem, performance) is superfluous, the violent scene of which we speak is necessary for character development and plot.

Agree.  Though I wasn't actually thinking of that scene (toot, toot!) but of the "give us a kiss" scene in the bar with Skylar, and the baseball mitt part.  But the one you mentioned is nasty as well.
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Post by: BierKaiser on February 04, 2013, 12:10:14 PM
The Hobbit
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Post by: LouisIX on February 04, 2013, 05:22:53 PM
I saw Lincoln this weekend... meh.  There were some really great scenes that only bolstered my conviction that this should have been a biopic on the emotionally complex Lincoln and not a movie about Lincoln's push on Congress to pass the 13th Amendment.  I mean, come on, you have Daniel Day Lewis.  Utilize him.   That being said, DDL was amazing as usual (though I thought Tommie Lee Jones was flat).

Better than Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty, but there's no way it's the best film of the year.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on February 04, 2013, 05:24:36 PM
How was Zero Dark Thirty? Too violent?

I also recommend The Conspirator for a better Lincoln related movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on February 04, 2013, 05:27:23 PM
How was Zero Dark Thirty? Too violent?

I also recommend The Conspirator for a better Lincoln related movie.

I didn't think it was too violent, but I have very little aversion to movie violence.  Zero Dark Thirty was ok, but I thought the acting was lacking, there was little character development, and the ending was lackluster.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gottmitunsalex on February 07, 2013, 01:55:23 AM
I just finished watching Henry V for the first time.
All I can say is: It is on my favorite list.
Non nobis Domine.  Wow. A selfless king.




Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FaithByProxy on February 07, 2013, 11:18:11 AM
Days of Heaven

Sad, and annoying at times due some of the choices made by the characters, but a very good movie. It does a great job of displaying how sin will completely wreck your life if left unchecked.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on February 07, 2013, 06:00:15 PM
I just finished watching Henry V for the first time.
All I can say is: It is on my favorite list.
Non nobis Domine.  Wow. A selfless king.


Yay, Alex!

It's one of my favorites, if not my very favorite.  I've seen it probably a hundred times.  Can't wait for a blu ray (hopefully some day). 
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Post by: BierKaiser on February 09, 2013, 11:55:55 PM
Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows
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Post by: Bonaventure on February 10, 2013, 01:14:06 AM
Yay, Alex!

It's one of my favorites, if not my very favorite.  I've seen it probably a hundred times.  Can't wait for a blu ray (hopefully some day).

Soon.
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Post by: tmw89 on February 15, 2013, 09:23:59 PM
Time of Eve.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on February 15, 2013, 09:27:30 PM
Yay, Alex!

It's one of my favorites, if not my very favorite.  I've seen it probably a hundred times.  Can't wait for a blu ray (hopefully some day).

Soon.

When?  I've been checking blu ray news every week for like, forever.  Nary a sign of it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on February 16, 2013, 01:48:51 PM
We Were Soldiers
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on February 17, 2013, 10:22:22 AM
Parts of some Halle Berry flic where she kills a lot of people.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mithrandylan on February 17, 2013, 01:07:35 PM
Parts of some Halle Berry flic where she kills a lot of people.

The Flinstones?
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on February 17, 2013, 02:18:35 PM
flight with denzel washington...total snoozer disappointment. Talk about being mislead by previews >:(
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FaithByProxy on February 17, 2013, 02:30:24 PM
The Conversation

Better than I was expecting!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on February 21, 2013, 10:29:49 PM
Am I any closer to getting to a scant 100 movies for my Top 100 Movies thread?  No.

Did I just re-watch Zodiac on Blu-ray?  Yes.

Do I seem like a jerk for posing questions to myself and answering them?  Probably.
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Post by: Gottmitunsalex on February 21, 2013, 10:30:35 PM
lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on February 22, 2013, 03:12:53 AM
Am I any closer to getting to a scant 100 movies for my Top 100 Movies thread?  No.

And why is that?

Maybe you're over-thinking it?
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Post by: CoolCat on February 22, 2013, 12:56:49 PM
The rite.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on February 22, 2013, 08:06:37 PM
Some movie with Owen Wilson that was anti-Serb propaganda. Poorly made. Awful script. Unintentionally funny. Almost turned it off.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on February 22, 2013, 09:03:46 PM
Some movie with Owen Wilson that was anti-Serb propaganda. Poorly made. Awful script. Unintentionally funny. Almost turned it off.

Behind enemy lines?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Lateran on February 22, 2013, 09:17:50 PM
Children if the Corn (2009)  :tinfoil:
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Post by: Gottmitunsalex on February 22, 2013, 10:42:05 PM
Some movie with Owen Wilson that was anti-Serb propaganda. Poorly made. Awful script. Unintentionally funny. Almost turned it off.
You mention "almost" turned it off. You have to admit. That was a good movie.

Anti-Catholic. Serbian rebels= Catholic "rebels".
I was actually rooting for the "enemy" colonel in that movie. Good looking guy. Charismatic. Reminded of Ante Pavelic.
If you noticed, some of the "bad guys" had rosaries and crucifixes.
And Gene Hackman played his part well.






 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on February 23, 2013, 01:41:37 AM
Yeah, it was Behind Enemy Lines. And it wasn't good. I've sat through lots of awful movies. The only part that was entertaining was when the missiles were chasing the plane.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on February 23, 2013, 02:41:44 AM
Yeah, it was Behind Enemy Lines. And it wasn't good. I've sat through lots of awful movies. The only part that was entertaining was when the missiles were chasing the plane.
I can never look at owen wilson without wondering wtf happened to his nose!
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRQxm8qN7YsG0aO8MqvmdY0evgzCx9lj7ajg8PWg3s8viSiCNz9)
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Post by: Ben on February 23, 2013, 04:19:22 AM
Ha!

It just makes him that much more distinctive.

Speaking of Wilson, did anyone else find it strange how the media respected his desire for privacy after the suicide attempt? He must have powerful friends in the media.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on February 24, 2013, 03:19:39 AM
Die Hard 5. Two thumbs up!
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Post by: LouisIX on February 24, 2013, 03:27:20 AM
I saw Django Unchained tonight which rounds out all of the Oscar noms for Best Picture for me.  I think it was a weak year.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on February 24, 2013, 03:28:38 AM
I saw Django Unchained tonight which rounds out all of the Oscar noms for Best Picture for me.  I think it was a weak year.

Do you recommend it?

If its between Lincoln and Argo for best pic, I have to go with Argo. Lincoln was great but it's just like a left wing history some Ivory Tower commie would make me read.
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Post by: Gottmitunsalex on February 24, 2013, 03:29:36 AM
And of course, everyone forgot about For Greater Glory...
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Post by: Bonaventure on February 24, 2013, 03:30:39 AM
And of course, everyone forgot about For Greater Glory...

I was never even taught about the Cristeros in 13 years of expensive "Catholic" schooling.
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Post by: Christknight104 on February 24, 2013, 03:50:29 AM
Die Hard 5. Two thumbs up!

Yippee Ki Yay!
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Post by: Christknight104 on February 24, 2013, 03:52:50 AM
Argo. A good film, which felt very American and patriotic at times :). The audience literally clapped at the end at the theater.
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Post by: Bonaventure on February 24, 2013, 03:55:01 AM
Argo. A good film, which felt very American and patriotic at times :). The audience literally clapped at the end at the theater.

Haha.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on February 24, 2013, 03:55:19 AM
Die Hard 5. Two thumbs up!

Yippee Ki Yay!

YES!
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Post by: LouisIX on February 24, 2013, 05:05:47 AM
I saw Django Unchained tonight which rounds out all of the Oscar noms for Best Picture for me.  I think it was a weak year.

Do you recommend it?

If its between Lincoln and Argo for best pic, I have to go with Argo. Lincoln was great but it's just like a left wing history some Ivory Tower commie would make me read.

I thought Argo was one of the weakest movies nominated.  Django was one of the better ones but ended up feeling even too Tarantino for Tarantino.  I was also uncomfortable with the degree to which the movie intended to be some racial catharsis with a black man killing every white guy in the movie.

Amour was my favorite, hands down.  The only problem was that a major event in the movie revolves around an act which the Church condemns.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2013, 03:10:02 PM
Die Hard 5. Two thumbs up!

Ironically enough I checked out IMDB and I see it was directed by John Moore, the guy who directed Behind Enemy Lines.

Here are his credits:

2013 A Good Day to Die Hard
 
2008 Max Payne
 
2006 The Omen
 
2004 Flight of the Phoenix
 
2001 Behind Enemy Lines

I've seen all of these except Die Hard 5 and the only one that was halfway watchable was Flight of the Phoenix. I see people asking in the comments section if he's the worst major film director.

I think I'll pass on Die Hard 5!  ;D
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Post by: Gottmitunsalex on February 24, 2013, 03:13:40 PM
Die Hard 5. Two thumbs up!

Ironically enough I checked out IMDB and I see it was directed by John Moore, the guy who directed Behind Enemy Lines....

....I think I'll pass on Die Hard 5!  ;D

I had to watch it, Die hard fan.. Not nearly as many cuss words as Die Hard. No Sex scenes.
But I was duped by the film trailer into believing it would have part of Beethoven's 9th Choral movement. What a sham! I am still waiting for it.

Other than that, it was entertaining a la mission impossible.

 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2013, 03:16:28 PM
Die Hard 5. Two thumbs up!

Ironically enough I checked out IMDB and I see it was directed by John Moore, the guy who directed Behind Enemy Lines....

....I think I'll pass on Die Hard 5!  ;D

I had to watch it, Die hard fan.. Not nearly as many cuss words as Die Hard. No Sex scenes.
But I was duped by the film trailer into believing it would have part of Beethoven's 9th Choral movement. What a sham! I am still waiting for it.

Other than that, it was entertaining a la mission impossible.

Speaking of Mission, I recently saw the one with Seymour Hoffman. That guy should play a villain in action films more often!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on February 24, 2013, 05:21:17 PM
I've seen all of these except Die Hard 5 and the only one that was halfway watchable was Flight of the Phoenix. I see people asking in the comments section if he's the worst major film director.

I'd think that distinction would go to either Michael Bay or Uwe Boll...
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on February 24, 2013, 05:22:16 PM
Die Hard 5. Two thumbs up!

Ironically enough I checked out IMDB and I see it was directed by John Moore, the guy who directed Behind Enemy Lines....

....I think I'll pass on Die Hard 5!  ;D

I had to watch it, Die hard fan.. Not nearly as many cuss words as Die Hard. No Sex scenes.
But I was duped by the film trailer into believing it would have part of Beethoven's 9th Choral movement. What a sham! I am still waiting for it.

Other than that, it was entertaining a la mission impossible.

Speaking of Mission, I recently saw the one with Seymour Hoffman. That guy should play a villain in action films more often!

Ever seen Synecdoche, New York, Ben?  Saddest movie ever... and of course, it stars PSH.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on February 24, 2013, 05:25:50 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTixa2IeJYPbUxbQ0WmCsFUcStrd-e6tuI0k-c1cdOgGAueFvKXsg)
PSH best movie
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on February 24, 2013, 07:29:14 PM
Die Hard 5. Two thumbs up!
I think I'll pass on Die Hard 5!  ;D

I'm really into Russia, so I had to watch it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2013, 09:08:14 PM
I've seen all of these except Die Hard 5 and the only one that was halfway watchable was Flight of the Phoenix. I see people asking in the comments section if he's the worst major film director.

I'd think that distinction would go to either Michael Bay or Uwe Boll...

Not Tommy Wiseau?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2013, 09:08:49 PM
Ever seen Synecdoche, New York, Ben?  Saddest movie ever... and of course, it stars PSH.

No, but thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on February 25, 2013, 12:34:29 AM
Nevermind, you are absolutely ''on the money'' with Wiseau!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gottmitunsalex on February 25, 2013, 11:57:54 PM
Star Trek IV.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gottmitunsalex on February 27, 2013, 12:44:07 AM
War Horse.

Man, even the WWI Germans are portrayed as underage-killers, slave drivers, looters etc...
When will they give em a break for once?!





Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on February 27, 2013, 01:27:38 AM
I've seen all of these except Die Hard 5 and the only one that was halfway watchable was Flight of the Phoenix. I see people asking in the comments section if he's the worst major film director.

I'd think that distinction would go to either Michael Bay or Uwe Boll...

Not Tommy Wiseau?

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lspskcTtog1r37abko1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on February 28, 2013, 04:43:19 PM
 :laugh:

Bay, btw, has made some watchable movies. Armageddon, for example.I've never seen any Uwe Bole.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Christknight104 on March 01, 2013, 02:31:12 AM
I saw Django Unchained tonight which rounds out all of the Oscar noms for Best Picture for me.  I think it was a weak year.

Do you recommend it?

If its between Lincoln and Argo for best pic, I have to go with Argo. Lincoln was great but it's just like a left wing history some Ivory Tower commie would make me read.

I thought Argo was one of the weakest movies nominated. 

I concur. Argo was good, but not great. My mom and I  honestly think we could have gone without  watching it at all, which surprised me when it actually won. Maybe the Academy got a surge of patriotism :P
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Christknight104 on March 01, 2013, 02:40:40 AM
Silver Linings Playbook. A very good film and quite inspirational, though the dissolution of a marriage is far from ideal, but I digress. The lead actress, Jennifer Lawrence, is a really cute girl indeed. :D. Given just the choice between  Argo and Silver Linings for best picture, I would favor Silver Linings quite a bit.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ben on March 03, 2013, 02:36:37 AM
I agree about Argo. Just saw it and it was one of those self-congratulatory Hollywood movies. And super dull.

All these critics give it a perfect score: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024648/criticreviews?ref_=tt_ov_rt

I don't know of any professional film critic whose taste is trustworthy.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on March 03, 2013, 03:09:27 AM
The lead actress, Jennifer Lawrence, is a really cute girl indeed.

Ha.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 03, 2013, 07:11:40 AM
Stranger than Fiction. Extreamly underrated funny and smart and relatively clean.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Heinrich on March 03, 2013, 10:06:07 AM
Admiral
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 03, 2013, 10:09:46 AM
Reversal of Fortune, via OnDemand HD.  First-rate Jeremy Irons performance.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 03, 2013, 06:12:27 PM
Miss Potter  (no relation to Harry.)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: erin is nice on March 04, 2013, 11:16:38 AM
Norwegian Ninja...
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 06, 2013, 10:16:26 PM
Big Fish, on a friend's Netflix.  Didn't care for it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: CoolCat on March 07, 2013, 02:18:46 PM
Big Fish, on a friend's Netflix.  Didn't care for it.
Is this thread about where and through what medium was the last movie we saw, or just, "last movie we saw"?


Anywho, Kill Bill Vol 2
Omni Violentia
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Hat And Beard on March 07, 2013, 05:59:11 PM
I took his mention of the medium to imply that he wasn't really seeking the movie out, he just happened to watch it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 07, 2013, 09:22:31 PM
What H&B said, besides how I'll generally volunteer the info.

Although I think "CoolCat" is trying some lame tactic against me... "it's not very effective..."
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 07, 2013, 09:46:01 PM
Oh, and almost forgot!  Watched 1955's noir classic Kiss Me Deadly tonight . . . on Blu-ray  :tongue:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: totiusque on March 08, 2013, 02:11:41 AM
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on March 10, 2013, 04:30:30 AM
Skyfall
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gottmitunsalex on March 10, 2013, 03:21:27 PM
Skyfall
Did you like it?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Christknight104 on March 10, 2013, 03:42:02 PM
Skyfall

I felt Bond let his girlfriend die too easily in that film.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on March 10, 2013, 10:58:29 PM
Skyfall
Did you like it?

Oh yes.

Skyfall

I felt Bond let his girlfriend die too easily in that film.

She barely had any screen time.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gottmitunsalex on March 10, 2013, 11:01:09 PM
Skyfall
Did you like it?

Oh yes.

Skyfall

I felt Bond let his girlfriend die too easily in that film.

She barely had any screen time.
Literally. Lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BierKaiser on March 11, 2013, 12:00:02 AM
Skyfall

That is one of my favorite Bond films.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 15, 2013, 07:39:48 PM
The Shadow, in HD via OnDemand.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Someone1776 on March 15, 2013, 07:41:11 PM
The Shadow, in HD via OnDemand.

Is life really that bad? 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 15, 2013, 08:06:33 PM
The Shadow, in HD via OnDemand.

Is life really that bad?

 :laugh:

I remembered watching it on TV as a kid, and found an old VHS recording last week which I'd made from a broadcast in 2000ish.  Wanted to see what it looked like in HD.  Horrible CGI effects look a lot worse, plot-holes I hadn't noticed before glare out, and hammy acting abounds (John Lone went from Last Emperor to THIS??)

In other words... pure 1990s goodness.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Someone1776 on March 15, 2013, 08:08:14 PM

In other words... pure 1990s goodness.

 :doh:

You could at least listen to Orson Welles' Shadow
Not a valid youtube URL
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 15, 2013, 08:10:59 PM

In other words... pure 1990s goodness.

 :doh:

You could at least listen to Orson Welles' Shadow

You know you love the 90s.

And I bought up a bunch of commercially-released audio cassettes of the old radio show in the 2000s, listened to them all the time...  haven't been able to find them, thanks for the YouTube vid/link.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Someone1776 on March 15, 2013, 08:18:01 PM
You know you love the 90s.

80s is where it's at, fool. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 15, 2013, 08:32:56 PM
You know you love the 90s.

80s is where it's at, fool.

White wine vs. red wine  ;)

Or... Parmesan cheese vs. Swiss, take your pick!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Someone1776 on March 15, 2013, 08:36:50 PM
You know you love the 90s.

80s is where it's at, fool.

White wine vs. red wine  ;)

Or... Parmesan cheese vs. Swiss, take your pick!

More like Pius V vs Paul VI.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 15, 2013, 08:42:08 PM
You know you love the 90s.

80s is where it's at, fool.

White wine vs. red wine  ;)

Or... Parmesan cheese vs. Swiss, take your pick!

More like Pius V vs Paul VI.

Pfffff.  Your ridiculousness of your dichotomies make TIA blush.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Someone1776 on March 15, 2013, 08:47:37 PM
You know you love the 90s.

80s is where it's at, fool.

White wine vs. red wine  ;)

Or... Parmesan cheese vs. Swiss, take your pick!

More like Pius V vs Paul VI.

Pfffff.  Your ridiculousness of your dichotomies make TIA blush.

You should throw Blade Runner away and start making posts on the greatness of Michael Bay!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 15, 2013, 08:51:54 PM
Pfffff.  Your ridiculousness of your dichotomies make TIA blush.

You should throw Blade Runner away and start making posts on the greatness of Michael Bay!

Ha!  Now I'm trying to imagine BR re-cut by Bay... eesh.

I'd read Ridley Scott was going to make a sequel to it back when there was much hub-bub about Prometheus... wonder if it's still in the cards...
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Someone1776 on March 15, 2013, 08:57:23 PM

Ha!  Now I'm trying to imagine BR re-cut by Bay... eesh.

Ummm....

http://www.the-shoe-horn.com/entertainment/michael-bay-penned-to-direct-stunning-blade-runner-remake/
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 17, 2013, 01:31:22 PM
loopers
Another movie that could be totally great without nudity...it added nothing to the story at all...this pisses me off because its like finding a perfect chocolate cake with a dead fly in the middle >:(
The writing and acting were good and the time-travel scenario intriguing.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on March 19, 2013, 11:52:05 AM
loopers
Another movie that could be totally great without nudity...it added nothing to the story at all...this pisses me off because its like finding a perfect chocolate cake with a dead fly in the middle >:(
The writing and acting were good and the time-travel scenario intriguing.

Totally agree that it ruins the movie.  There are so many movies with great plots that I've turned off or couldn't recommend to someone because of it. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on March 19, 2013, 11:53:38 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XzecEkzYPVE/TdcxD6HviVI/AAAAAAAADUU/_SXOmXlA9m4/s640/The+Quiet+Man.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MilesChristi on March 19, 2013, 12:40:56 PM

(http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/manchuriancandidatemeeting.jpg)
Manchurian Candidate
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BierKaiser on March 19, 2013, 03:25:18 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XzecEkzYPVE/TdcxD6HviVI/AAAAAAAADUU/_SXOmXlA9m4/s640/The+Quiet+Man.jpg)

Good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 19, 2013, 04:42:06 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XzecEkzYPVE/TdcxD6HviVI/AAAAAAAADUU/_SXOmXlA9m4/s640/The+Quiet+Man.jpg)

Good movie.

That is my favorite John Wayne movie.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on March 19, 2013, 06:31:12 PM
I'm a big John Wayne fan.  Watching the Quiet Man is kind of a St. Patrick's day tradition in my family. 

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: EcceQuamBonum on March 19, 2013, 06:44:57 PM
(http://images.posterjunction.com/Touch-of-Evil-poster-1020198512.jpg)

So amazing.  So, so amazing.

One of the greatest tracking shots in all of film:

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 19, 2013, 06:47:03 PM

[epic Touch of Evil poster]

So amazing.  So, so amazing.

Indeed!  Which version did you see?  And in 1.33:1 or 1.85:1?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: EcceQuamBonum on March 19, 2013, 06:52:27 PM

[epic Touch of Evil poster]

So amazing.  So, so amazing.

Indeed!  Which version did you see?  And in 1.33:1 or 1.85:1?

The 1998 revision.  And 1.85, of course.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 20, 2013, 09:29:14 AM
Skyfall......lamo crap...villian is a sod with dentures.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on March 20, 2013, 12:54:02 PM
Skyfall......lamo crap...villian is a sod with dentures.

Skyfall was the first Bond movie I've watched.  I felt the same way.  Pretty boring.  I did like the cinematography, however.  That was surprisingly good for an action movie.  And the Aston Martin DB5 was beautiful, as was the Scottish home at the end of the movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Someone1776 on March 20, 2013, 06:16:07 PM
Skyfall......lamo crap...villian is a sod with dentures.

Skyfall was the first Bond movie I've watched.  I felt the same way.  Pretty boring.  I did like the cinematography, however.  That was surprisingly good for an action movie.  And the Aston Martin DB5 was beautiful, as was the Scottish home at the end of the movie.

Isn't it also the only Bond film you have watched? At least a month ago you said you had never watched a Bond movie!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Someone1776 on March 20, 2013, 06:16:50 PM

[epic Touch of Evil poster]

So amazing.  So, so amazing.

Indeed!  Which version did you see?  And in 1.33:1 or 1.85:1?

I do have to say Charlton Heston is the worst Mexican ever. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 20, 2013, 08:50:51 PM

[epic Touch of Evil poster]

So amazing.  So, so amazing.

Indeed!  Which version did you see?  And in 1.33:1 or 1.85:1?

I do have to say Charlton Heston is the worst Mexican ever.
I do disagree most heartily.....
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQQ49ESVn47sExpoEiAzT5348F7LS1nmDUULVLT1qsDNIb0kW3g)
(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/2190885/nacho-libre-o.gif)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on March 20, 2013, 10:16:21 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/38/Poster_-_Meet_John_Doe_01.jpg/220px-Poster_-_Meet_John_Doe_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: piabee on March 20, 2013, 11:46:23 PM
I've still never seen "A Christmas Story...."

Me neither.

It's overrated.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: EcceQuamBonum on March 21, 2013, 12:07:06 AM
Skyfall......lamo crap...villian is a sod with dentures.

Skyfall was the first Bond movie I've watched.

Whatttttt.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: EcceQuamBonum on March 21, 2013, 12:08:47 AM
I've still never seen "A Christmas Story...."

Me neither.

It's overrated.

This is material heresy.  Condemned in Pascendi, I believe.  (St. Pius X was perceptive and had fine taste in comedies.)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on March 21, 2013, 11:59:48 AM
I've still never seen "A Christmas Story...."

Me neither.

It's overrated.

I hate that movie.  It's just retarded and you feel significantly dumber after watching it.   
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on March 21, 2013, 01:58:38 PM
Skyfall......lamo crap...villian is a sod with dentures.

Skyfall was the first Bond movie I've watched.  I felt the same way.  Pretty boring.  I did like the cinematography, however.  That was surprisingly good for an action movie.  And the Aston Martin DB5 was beautiful, as was the Scottish home at the end of the movie.

Isn't it also the only Bond film you have watched? At least a month ago you said you had never watched a Bond movie!

Yes, first and only.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MilesChristi on March 21, 2013, 07:02:41 PM

(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/3/39996/1039199-g1.jpg)
The Godfather. I have to use my school library for something.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Lateran on March 22, 2013, 11:33:34 PM
I've still never seen "A Christmas Story...."

Me neither.

It's overrated.

*gasp* *swoon* *gasp*

It's a great American treasure, wonderful film. I even bought it New! on dvd.  :swoon:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on March 23, 2013, 09:34:15 AM

(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/3/39996/1039199-g1.jpg)
The Godfather. I have to use my school library for something.

What did you think of it?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MilesChristi on March 23, 2013, 11:48:07 AM
Second time seeing it. I still like it just as much as the other time I saw it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Someone1776 on March 23, 2013, 12:04:14 PM
Godfather II > Godfather I >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Weekend at Bernies>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Godfather III
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 23, 2013, 12:30:17 PM
Godfather II > Godfather I >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Weekend at Bernies>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Godfather III

Pretty much my opinion as well, although I've considered re-watching all three Godfather consecutively for a while...
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on March 23, 2013, 01:31:05 PM
I need to rewatch them in HD. Pt. II is my favorite movie. Ever.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 23, 2013, 07:48:01 PM
Blast From the Past

(http://movie-shop.us/pictures/Blast_from_the_Past.jpg)



Off to listen to some Perry Como.... .
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on March 23, 2013, 07:51:08 PM
(http://www.impawards.com/2013/posters/olympus_has_fallen_ver10.jpg)

Adrenaline rush. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on March 23, 2013, 08:04:29 PM
Haha, MLG.  That's a fun and cute movie, from what I remember of it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on March 23, 2013, 10:35:37 PM
Olympus has fallen.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 24, 2013, 12:04:40 PM
Olympus has fallen.
I cant see this in public...I would be cheering to much for the bad guys lol
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MilesChristi on March 24, 2013, 01:44:07 PM

(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/3/39996/1039199-g1.jpg)
The Godfather. I have to use my school library for something.

Part Two
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on March 24, 2013, 03:00:39 PM
Olympus has fallen.
I cant see this in public...I would be cheering to much for the bad guys lol

Not sure if this is a joke, but considering your posting history I think you probably mean most of it. 

If you had refrained from posting until after you saw the movie, you would know that the bad guys are Korean guerrillas led by an ex-North Korean terrorist.  They have two goals....first to use the President as a hostage to force the United States to withdraw from Korea, allowing the civil war to finish. Second, to detonate all United States nuclear bombs in their silos and destroy the United States as revenge for the death of his mother.   

No matter how much you dislike the government, a nuclear holocaust wiping out the entire population is not something you should desire.  Not only that, but throughout the movie the terrorists brutally kill innocent civilians in mass numbers and also numerous times execution style. If you cheer for stuff like that then I question not only your Patriotism but also your Catholicity. 

Statements like the one you made are ignorant, stupid, and take away from your credibility and from other's who share similar feelings, but who are going about fighting for those ideals the right way. 

Edited: clarity
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MilesChristi on March 24, 2013, 03:10:01 PM
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on March 24, 2013, 03:12:53 PM
Who was that directed at?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MilesChristi on March 24, 2013, 03:14:55 PM
just for fun.  8)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 24, 2013, 04:00:50 PM
Olympus has fallen.
I cant see this in public...I would be cheering to much for the bad guys lol

Not sure if this is a joke, but considering your posting history I think you probably mean most of it. 

If you had refrained from posting until after you saw the movie, you would know that the bad guys are Korean guerrillas led by an ex-North Korean terrorist.  They have two goals....first to use the President as a hostage to force the United States to withdraw from Korea, allowing the civil war to finish. Second, to detonate all United States nuclear bombs in their silos and destroy the United States as revenge for the death of his mother.   

No matter how much you dislike the government, a nuclear holocaust wiping out the entire population is not something you should desire.  Not only that, but throughout the movie the terrorists brutally kill innocent civilians in mass numbers and also numerous times execution style. If you cheer for stuff like that then I question not only your Patriotism but also your Catholicity. 

Statements like the one you made are ignorant, stupid, and take away from your credibility and from other's who share similar feelings, but who are going about fighting for those ideals the right way. 

Edited: clarity
ya just going by the previews ;D
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on March 24, 2013, 06:54:41 PM

We're really starting an SD tradition here.  And I like it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on March 24, 2013, 07:20:02 PM
Olympus has fallen.
I cant see this in public...I would be cheering to much for the bad guys lol

Not sure if this is a joke, but considering your posting history I think you probably mean most of it. 

If you had refrained from posting until after you saw the movie, you would know that the bad guys are Korean guerrillas led by an ex-North Korean terrorist.  They have two goals....first to use the President as a hostage to force the United States to withdraw from Korea, allowing the civil war to finish. Second, to detonate all United States nuclear bombs in their silos and destroy the United States as revenge for the death of his mother.   

No matter how much you dislike the government, a nuclear holocaust wiping out the entire population is not something you should desire.  Not only that, but throughout the movie the terrorists brutally kill innocent civilians in mass numbers and also numerous times execution style. If you cheer for stuff like that then I question not only your Patriotism but also your Catholicity. 

Statements like the one you made are ignorant, stupid, and take away from your credibility and from other's who share similar feelings, but who are going about fighting for those ideals the right way. 

Edited: clarity
ya just going by the previews ;D

Huge spoilers. Maybe someone can censor them.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 24, 2013, 07:23:35 PM
Olympus has fallen.
I cant see this in public...I would be cheering to much for the bad guys lol

Not sure if this is a joke, but considering your posting history I think you probably mean most of it. 

If you had refrained from posting until after you saw the movie, you would know that the bad guys are Korean guerrillas led by an ex-North Korean terrorist.  They have two goals....first to use the President as a hostage to force the United States to withdraw from Korea, allowing the civil war to finish. Second, to detonate all United States nuclear bombs in their silos and destroy the United States as revenge for the death of his mother.   

No matter how much you dislike the government, a nuclear holocaust wiping out the entire population is not something you should desire.  Not only that, but throughout the movie the terrorists brutally kill innocent civilians in mass numbers and also numerous times execution style. If you cheer for stuff like that then I question not only your Patriotism but also your Catholicity. 

Statements like the one you made are ignorant, stupid, and take away from your credibility and from other's who share similar feelings, but who are going about fighting for those ideals the right way. 

Edited: clarity
BTW  SINCE!........I didnt see the movie....I was obviously joking about rooting for the bad guys. The Point is...all those satanic symbols being torn down...Yeah I might think it good...unless you think freemasonic Temples to false gods are things we should weep over when they get destroyed
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 24, 2013, 07:24:33 PM

We're really starting an SD tradition here.  And I like it.
LOL comm on boyz...its how we roll!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on March 24, 2013, 07:39:00 PM

We're really starting an SD tradition here.  And I like it.
LOL comm on boyz...its how we roll!

I don't roll on Shabbos.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 24, 2013, 07:45:17 PM

We're really starting an SD tradition here.  And I like it.
LOL comm on boyz...its how we roll!

I don't roll on Shabbos.
whats a shabbos? :o
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on March 24, 2013, 07:48:52 PM

We're really starting an SD tradition here.  And I like it.
LOL comm on boyz...its how we roll!

I don't roll on Shabbos.
whats a shabbos? :o


Warning for language.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 24, 2013, 08:24:54 PM
ya gotta love cohen dialog
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on March 25, 2013, 02:07:15 AM
ya gotta love cohen dialog

It's true to life, for better or worse.  Sounds like a lot of conversations I had in high school and college, again, for better or worse.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 25, 2013, 08:28:04 AM
Not to derail. But Ive been in construction a long time and I have a horribly vulgur tongue. And I wish I had bridled it early but alas such was not the case. I have been able to totally 99.99% (confessing the .1% right away if it happens)to avoid directly blasphemeing the Holy Name of Jesus, I have not reigned in the inevitable fbomb. On the other hand I am not blushed or unsettled if vulgur language is used by others unless it is a direct blashpeme or pornographic in nature. This leaves me accessable to many more people I think than if I was a language prude. Im really not sure how God views language sins overall. It seems an issue of culture and intent of the user. The scripture tells us Peter swore, not as a good thing, but only that he did. Scripture tells us Our Lord dined and held company with "sinners" so can we assume blue Language in our lords presence? I would say yes. In cohen films the bad language never seems gratuitous but as you said true...or true to the characters and context of the film. Tarantino has the same gift BUT he is also a profligate user of gratuitous language so therefore less appealing. (I love Tarantino movies when theve been edited for TV...other wise I am offended)
I also Loved the Sopranos series for its dialog but only on MAD TV LOL
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Teilo and a Half on March 25, 2013, 09:24:56 AM
Certain while ago, I watched:

Murder By Proxy: How America Went Postal.

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mithrandylan on March 25, 2013, 10:14:00 AM
Certain while ago, I watched:

Murder By Proxy: How America Went Postal.

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles.

Sounds like someone have netflix instantstream
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on March 25, 2013, 03:26:15 PM
Blaspheming is certainly a grave sin.  As for other sorts of swearing, I find it much less serious.  One should be quite careful in most company, but if you're sitting in a boat fishing and drinking some beers with your friends, I don't think some swearing is a big deal.  Maybe that's just the Irish in me.  I don't know.

If you use the words to be vulgar and crude then there's certainly a problem.  But if you use them merely for emphasis then they mean little.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: CoolCat on March 25, 2013, 04:43:40 PM
Blaspheming is certainly a grave sin.  As for other sorts of swearing, I find it much less serious.  One should be quite careful in most company, but if you're sitting in a boat fishing and drinking some beers with your friends, I don't think some swearing is a big deal.  Maybe that's just the Irish in me.  I don't know.

If you use the words to be vulgar and crude then there's certainly a problem.  But if you use them merely for emphasis then they mean little.

Colorful metaphors, if you will.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on March 30, 2013, 10:59:41 PM
Not a movie, per se, but a television special concluded a few minutes ago.  It was titled The Song of Lunch, and starred Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson.  For what it was, it kept my interest.  I laughed more than ten times.  But it has made me thirsty for wine which I will not be able to acquire until Monday, which is maddeningly inconvenient.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on April 05, 2013, 06:05:40 AM
(http://images.moviepostershop.com/top-gun-movie-poster-1986-1010728006.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FaithByProxy on April 05, 2013, 11:59:20 AM
Opening Night

It was a great movie, but not my favorite by John Cassavettes.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on April 09, 2013, 07:55:53 AM
(http://www.impawards.com/2007/posters/fracture_ver6.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Hat And Beard on April 09, 2013, 10:20:35 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img31/730/europa51.jpg)

What a sad movie.
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Post by: EcceQuamBonum on April 09, 2013, 10:55:25 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/80/Longposter.jpg/220px-Longposter.jpg)


Such a thoroughly awesome film.  Elliott Gould is wonderful.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: maryslittlegarden on April 10, 2013, 05:22:05 PM
Shirley Temple in Susannah of the Mounties
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on April 10, 2013, 07:16:51 PM
(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/49/MPW-24522)

Edited to fix link. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on April 10, 2013, 07:18:11 PM
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Post by: Archer on April 10, 2013, 07:19:28 PM
Hmmm... interesting.  My modify button didn't work for a minute there. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Hat And Beard on April 11, 2013, 12:09:11 AM
(http://images.wikia.com/wesanderson/images/0/0b/The_Darjeeling_Limited_Poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on April 11, 2013, 01:16:29 AM
Great movie.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on April 11, 2013, 11:48:26 AM
Great movie.
Is it good I was going back and forth renting it.
I actually liked Moonrise Kingdom alot too...as a sort of post modernist fairy tail.
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But I hated the amazing mr Fox...cant see how that schrek got made.
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Post by: LouisIX on April 11, 2013, 01:54:26 PM
Great movie.
Is it good I was going back and forth renting it.
I actually liked Moonrise Kingdom alot too...as a sort of post modernist fairy tail.
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But I hated the amazing mr Fox...cant see how that schrek got made.

If you liked Moonrise Kingdom then I think you'd definitely like Darjeeling Limited.  All of Wes Anderson's movies have a similar look and feel.  Darjeeling is mixed up in some feel-good spirituality that mixes in some Hinduism, but overall the movie is about the challenges of family and 3 brothers sorting out their past.

I really like it.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on April 11, 2013, 06:41:45 PM
I thought Darjeeling Limited was utter crap.  And I'm a big Wes Anderson fan.  I'm the only person I know who owns Bottle Rocket.

#closethipster
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Hat And Beard on April 11, 2013, 11:35:57 PM
I thought Darjeeling Limited was utter crap. 
Why?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mithrandylan on April 12, 2013, 12:23:39 AM
I thought Darjeeling Limited was utter crap. 
Why?

I don't remember, and it was too crappy to warrant a re-watch.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BierKaiser on April 12, 2013, 12:49:36 AM
Snow White and the Huntsman
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on April 13, 2013, 09:51:24 AM
Snow White and the Huntsman
couldve been so good. But I felt like I was wandering around the woods for the whole movie
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on April 13, 2013, 12:43:34 PM
From Russia with Love
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Post by: Der Kaiser on April 13, 2013, 03:06:25 PM
Dracula 1931 version
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on April 14, 2013, 02:44:27 AM
Rear Window.

Diamonds are Forever.

Pulp Fiction.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on April 14, 2013, 02:45:27 AM
1963's The Raven.
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Post by: Gottmitunsalex on April 14, 2013, 02:51:01 AM
Three Days of the Condor.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on April 14, 2013, 04:03:03 AM
Rear Window.

Great movie!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mr. Mysterious on April 14, 2013, 09:09:10 PM
I saw 42 in the theater on Friday, very good movie about Jackie Robinson covering the years 1945-47.

 
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on April 14, 2013, 10:28:16 PM
I saw 42 in the theater on Friday, very good movie about Jackie Robinson covering the years 1945-47.
was it preachy?
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Post by: Mr. Mysterious on April 14, 2013, 10:32:48 PM
I saw 42 in the theater on Friday, very good movie about Jackie Robinson covering the years 1945-47.
was it preachy?
I wouldn't say it was preachy. It didn't whitewash a lot of the crap Robinson had to face when he broke into Major League Baseball. Branch Rickey (played by Harrison Ford) did quote the Bible a few times in the movie.
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Post by: Bonaventure on April 16, 2013, 11:53:12 PM
61*
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Patriarch on April 17, 2013, 12:00:39 AM
G.I. Joe
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on April 17, 2013, 01:43:18 AM
(http://www.king-sheep.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/The-Hobbit-Movie-Poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Patriarch on April 17, 2013, 06:47:11 PM
Excellenticious choice, my good man! :toth:
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Post by: Bonaventure on April 20, 2013, 12:20:26 AM
The Dark Knight
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on April 20, 2013, 10:35:21 PM
Red Dawn (TOPICAL!..its time I think)
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Post by: Bonaventure on April 21, 2013, 12:58:53 AM
42
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mithrandylan on April 21, 2013, 01:03:29 AM
Equilibrium. 

It was a decent martial arts with guns action flick with a dystopian plot, but I couldn't recommend.  The general premise is that the populace has been convinced that their emotions are bad, so they take drugs that make them non-emotive and the government confiscates and destroys all art, music, etc. (anything that would inspire or move a person).  Of course, you get the tripe about how our emotions are what makes us human and without them life isn't worth living, etc. etc.  A dangerous message for anyone who isn't prepared to reject it on it's face.  I appreciated the dystopian theme and some of the action, but beyond that...
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Christknight104 on April 23, 2013, 11:48:56 PM
Traffic (2000)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on April 29, 2013, 01:27:43 AM
Man on a ledge.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on April 29, 2013, 04:40:41 PM
The Intouchables
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Patriarch on May 05, 2013, 12:24:12 AM
Iron Man III; as of three-and-one-half hours ago. :toth:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on May 05, 2013, 07:04:46 AM
Iron Man III; as of three-and-one-half hours ago. :toth:
well??? How was it....dish.z
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on May 05, 2013, 09:43:11 PM
(http://www.freecodesource.com/movie-poster/417EX5S2F2L/-Agatha-Christie's-Poirot:-The-ABC-Murders.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on May 05, 2013, 10:16:34 PM
How was it, Archer?  I have a few Poirot movies on my Netflix instant queue, but haven't gotten around to watching them yet.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: ImperialGuardsman on May 06, 2013, 01:52:57 AM
Iron Man III; as of three-and-one-half hours ago. :toth:
well??? How was it....dish.z

I just saw Iron Man 3 tonight.  Better than the second one I'd say.  Good summertime movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on May 06, 2013, 10:55:21 AM
How was it, Archer?  I have a few Poirot movies on my Netflix instant queue, but haven't gotten around to watching them yet.

It was good.  I really enjoy Agatha Christie mysteries and Poirot is my favorite.  Some of them can be a little slow, but most are very good and David Suchet is casted perfectly. Off the top of my head a couple other good ones are:

Hickory Dickory Dock
Death on the Nile
Peril at End House
Sad Cypress
Three Act Tragedy

We're probably going to watch Murder on the Orient Express next. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: stitchmom on May 06, 2013, 11:23:29 AM
Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on May 06, 2013, 02:55:01 PM
(http://thatdutchfilmlover.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/spoorloos-aka-the-vanishing-dvd-cover-art1.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on May 09, 2013, 01:17:58 AM
Iron Man 3
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Post by: Kaesekopf on May 09, 2013, 01:26:31 AM
Iron Man III; as of three-and-one-half hours ago. :toth:
well??? How was it....dish.z

I just saw Iron Man 3 tonight.  Better than the second one I'd say.  Good summertime movie.

Yes.

Iron Man 3 was VERY enjoyable.
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Post by: Patriarch on May 10, 2013, 10:40:54 AM
Iron Man III; as of three-and-one-half hours ago. :toth:
well??? How was it....dish.z

It was alright. It was decent. The villain setup was to my liking though. I've seen a rather decidedly lack of compotent and well-played and well-thought out villainry in films too often nowadays. You'd figure they've have better villains; ones with clearer and better machinations. Some seem so trite or underdeveloped nowadays.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Hat And Beard on May 12, 2013, 11:49:11 PM
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgcwrqqJcr1qbhsbe.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on May 14, 2013, 03:51:28 AM
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgcwrqqJcr1qbhsbe.jpg)

What did you think?  I've been meaning to watch the entire "Trilogy of Faith" but haven't yet.
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Post by: totiusque on May 14, 2013, 05:57:36 AM
(http://thatdutchfilmlover.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/spoorloos-aka-the-vanishing-dvd-cover-art1.jpg)

I'm a Keifer Sutherland fan, but I liked the ending of this original better than the 1993 "happy ending" version.  Both movies were well done, though, and Jeff Bridges does play a convincing villain (better than he was in the first Iron Man anyway).
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Post by: totiusque on May 14, 2013, 06:06:26 AM
It was alright. It was decent. The villain setup was to my liking though. I've seen a rather decidedly lack of compotent and well-played and well-thought out villainry in films too often nowadays. You'd figure they've have better villains; ones with clearer and better machinations. Some seem so trite or underdeveloped nowadays.

I liked Iron Man 3 better than the second one for sure.  I thought the way they handled The Mandarin was well done, but then again, I've never read the comics so I can't compare the two.

Acting was top notch.  RD,Jr. played his normal self (I don't think he really acts; I'm guessing he's like Tony Stark IRL).  Ben Kingsley was great as always, and Guy Pearce is one of the underrated actors of our generation (Memento and LA Confidential are two of my all time fave movies).  Gwyneth Paltrow...meh.

The action sequences were a bit over the top, but that's what makes it a good summer popcorn flick.  Special effects were top notch, but with a $500 mil budget, they'd better be.

Story was decent, if somewhat predictable.  I liked the storyline with the boy in the small town that Tony runs into.  I thought that added a lot to the film.  The Mandarin story was good, too (no spoilers here).
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Post by: Hat And Beard on May 14, 2013, 09:10:51 AM
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgcwrqqJcr1qbhsbe.jpg)

What did you think?  I've been meaning to watch the entire "Trilogy of Faith" but haven't yet.
I watched the entire trilogy of faith when I was 19. They're all good, but not Bergman's best. Winter Light is among his best, though; I'm not sure why I re-watched it, perhaps I identify with a few of the main characters. I'm guessing you've only seen Through a Glass Darkly? That one is rough, and this one is a much easier watch- I highly recommend it.  :)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on May 14, 2013, 11:59:35 AM
(http://thatdutchfilmlover.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/spoorloos-aka-the-vanishing-dvd-cover-art1.jpg)

I'm a Keifer Sutherland fan, but I liked the ending of this original better than the 1993 "happy ending" version.  Both movies were well done, though, and Jeff Bridges does play a convincing villain (better than he was in the first Iron Man anyway).

I haven't seen the American remake and doubt I ever will.  I'm a Jeff Bridges fan, but the original is the right story.  That ending is great.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on May 14, 2013, 12:03:17 PM
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgcwrqqJcr1qbhsbe.jpg)

What did you think?  I've been meaning to watch the entire "Trilogy of Faith" but haven't yet.
I watched the entire trilogy of faith when I was 19. They're all good, but not Bergman's best. Winter Light is among his best, though; I'm not sure why I re-watched it, perhaps I identify with a few of the main characters. I'm guessing you've only seen Through a Glass Darkly? That one is rough, and this one is a much easier watch- I highly recommend it.  :)

I haven't seen Winter's Light, but out of the Bergman films I've seen, I think Wild Strawberries is my favorite.  The Seventh Seal is probably a slightly better film but the nihilism sort of takes it over.  WS is actually quite a Christian film.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on May 14, 2013, 12:20:39 PM
You really might like this one, then. It could go other way in the tug of war between nihilism and christianity.
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Post by: Christknight104 on May 15, 2013, 12:28:38 AM
You really might like this one, then. It could go other way in the tug of war between nihilism and christianity.

Does not Atheist Nihilism win over Christianity in Winter Light? I have not watched the film, though I have read the summary.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on May 15, 2013, 12:03:06 PM
You really might like this one, then. It could go other way in the tug of war between nihilism and christianity.

Does not Atheist Nihilism win over Christianity in Winter Light? I have not watched the film, though I have read the summary.
This is what I thought as well.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on May 15, 2013, 07:52:02 PM
Its ambiguous, really. He could be faking at the end(or so I've read). Plus, Bergman said that was the film that he permanently shed his faith on.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on May 15, 2013, 09:04:43 PM
Its ambiguous, really. He could be faking at the end(or so I've read). Plus, Bergman said that was the film that he permanently shed his faith on.

I'm pretty sure Bergman said that Winter Light was his 'accepting' that he lost his (Lutheran) faith.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: BierKaiser on May 22, 2013, 12:14:04 AM
Iron Man III; as of three-and-one-half hours ago. :toth:
well??? How was it....dish.z

It was alright. It was decent. The villain setup was to my liking though. I've seen a rather decidedly lack of compotent and well-played and well-thought out villainry in films too often nowadays. You'd figure they've have better villains; ones with clearer and better machinations. Some seem so trite or underdeveloped nowadays.

Watched it a few days ago.  I liked it better than the second one and agree with Patriarch about the villain setup.  It was a good, entertaining movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FaithByProxy on May 31, 2013, 03:59:29 PM
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

A fun little movie. Had to watch it after seeing the new Star Trek (which I was not fond of).
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on June 06, 2013, 03:02:48 PM
(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/casablanca.jpg)

"I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on June 07, 2013, 05:35:20 AM
Orange county ( funny)...2 coen brothers films...man who wasnt there...a serious man....both intriguing but wierd
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Lyubov on June 08, 2013, 12:05:55 PM
I was dragged to The Purge a couple of nights ago. What an embarrassing movie. I felt bad for it. :(
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Post by: ImperialGuardsman on June 09, 2013, 01:08:14 AM
I was dragged to The Purge a couple of nights ago. What an embarrassing movie. I felt bad for it. :(

I wasn't sure if I wanted to see it or not.  That bad?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Lyubov on June 09, 2013, 01:17:30 AM
I was dragged to The Purge a couple of nights ago. What an embarrassing movie. I felt bad for it. :(

I wasn't sure if I wanted to see it or not.  That bad?

Lots of cringe-worthy acting, and the characters behaved a bit too illogically at some points. If I was a rich American in 2022, I would just go to Canada during the week of the purge.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: poche on June 10, 2013, 12:51:01 AM
The last movie I saw in the theatre was "Prince" in 1986.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mithrandylan on June 10, 2013, 12:52:24 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514GE8H825L.jpg)
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on June 10, 2013, 05:42:17 AM
Ah the manchurian candidate...coming to a school shooting near you. Seriously this movie speaks the truth
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Post by: Mithrandylan on June 10, 2013, 04:27:05 PM
Ah the manchurian candidate...coming to a school shooting near you. Seriously this movie speaks the truth

Quite right, though [spoiler]I wasn't a fan of how at the end Shaw was give a sort of martyr's eulogy.  I felt bad for the guy, of course, but he still killed himself.[/spoiler]

(highlight to reveal spoilers.  Spoilers are of a 'what happens at the end' variety)
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on June 10, 2013, 04:30:41 PM
Ah the manchurian candidate...coming to a school shooting near you. Seriously this movie speaks the truth

Quite right, though [spoiler]I wasn't a fan of how at the end Shaw was give a sort of martyr's eulogy.  I felt bad for the guy, of course, but he still killed himself.[/spoiler]

(highlight to reveal spoilers.  Spoilers are of a 'what happens at the end' variety)
yeah but was he in his right mind? He had by then killed the woman and father figure he loved without the ability to stop himself...by having it end the way it did shawn pretty much assured he couldnt be compelled to kill again.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on June 10, 2013, 04:48:28 PM
Ah the manchurian candidate...coming to a school shooting near you. Seriously this movie speaks the truth

Quite right, though [spoiler]I wasn't a fan of how at the end Shaw was give a sort of martyr's eulogy.  I felt bad for the guy, of course, but he still killed himself.[/spoiler]

(highlight to reveal spoilers.  Spoilers are of a 'what happens at the end' variety)
yeah but was he in his right mind? He had by then killed the woman and father figure he loved without the ability to stop himself...by having it end the way it did shawn pretty much assured he couldnt be compelled to kill again.

Voxpop, you raise another excellent point without even realizing it --  nevermind the emotional duress, is there any telling whether or not that act was part of his programming, for after completing his big task?  We aren't given any info to that effect in the film... but there's a great deal more than that the film holds out on, too.

(or maybe I'm just reading too far into it!)
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on June 10, 2013, 05:23:07 PM
The point is that this type of mind control exists and has existed since at least stalin. I am of the very firm opinion that..sirhan sirhan..oswald..the school shooters..the movie house shooters..the recent california shooters were these type of psychorobots.
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Post by: Mithrandylan on June 10, 2013, 05:26:29 PM
Agreed, agreed.  I just prefer the emphasis on victim, not hero. 
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Post by: The Harlequin King on June 10, 2013, 05:28:05 PM
The Manchurian Candidate was one of those old VHS tapes I'd watch over and over.... when I was 5.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on June 10, 2013, 05:49:13 PM
Agreed, agreed.  I just prefer the emphasis on victim, not hero.
well it also was tinged with craptastic 60s hollywood melodrama...thats what you were sensing. Sinatra sucked in that movie (actually I think sinatra sucked period)
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Post by: piabee on June 15, 2013, 06:28:46 PM
Struck by Lightning.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on June 15, 2013, 10:54:32 PM
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/238047.1020.A.jpg)
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/143610.1020.A.jpg)
(http://images.moviepostershop.com/la-dolce-vita-movie-poster-1961-1020325821.jpg)
(http://www.moviefancentral.com/images/pictures/review83448/The-Big-Sleep.jpg?1368837766)
(http://www.impawards.com/1948/posters/treasure_of_the_sierra_madre.jpg)
(http://204.244.128.121/assets/product_images/1020/144161.1020.a.jpg)
(http://www.impawards.com/1989/posters/do_the_right_thing.jpg)
(http://cinemafanatic.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/the_tree_of_life_french.jpg)

Yeah, I haven't posted in a while.
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Post by: BierKaiser on June 16, 2013, 01:26:32 PM
Finally saw Star Trek. It was very good, maybe better than the first one.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on June 16, 2013, 01:41:34 PM
Love Terrence Mallick
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Post by: LouisIX on June 16, 2013, 05:26:52 PM
Tree of Life was very good.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on June 16, 2013, 05:38:33 PM
Saw Man of Steel.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on June 16, 2013, 05:48:37 PM
Tree of Life was very good.
Yeah but the end was a bit muddled
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Post by: Hat And Beard on June 16, 2013, 08:11:35 PM
Tree of Life was very good.
Yeah but the end was a bit muddled
From what I've read about Terrence Malick, it was very autobiographical and thus the ending hasn't been written yet. When someone like Terrence Malick spends 30-40 years thinking up a movie and an entire year editing it, I don't think it's possible for the ending to be unintentionally muddled.  :D


Edited to add italicized.
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Post by: totiusque on June 16, 2013, 08:20:17 PM
The Following.  Interesting movie, and an interesting beginning to Christopher Nolan's career. 

FYI - I counted 2 blasphemies and there was some profanity throughout.

Not a valid youtube URL
Oh yeah, also Man of Steel.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on June 16, 2013, 08:21:33 PM
Man of Steel. And some weeks ago, Iron Man 3.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on June 16, 2013, 09:14:32 PM
The Red violin....what an excellent movie! I saw it years and years ago......I forgot how good.

Spoilers in vid
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Post by: totiusque on June 17, 2013, 12:00:35 AM
The Red violin....what an excellent movie! I saw it years and years ago......I forgot how good.

I just watched this again about 3 weeks ago.  One of my favorites.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on June 17, 2013, 12:18:47 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/criterion-production/release_images/4051/651_BD_box_348x490.jpg?1355768740)
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on June 17, 2013, 01:11:50 PM
(http://pics.filmaffinity.com/Drums_Along_the_Mohawk-652358-full.jpg)


I just ordered this one off of Amazon.  A favorite of mine.  :)
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Post by: piabee on June 19, 2013, 01:14:28 AM
Pitch Perfect.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on June 19, 2013, 02:23:54 AM
(http://images.moviepostershop.com/the-new-world-movie-poster-2005-1020250024.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Hat And Beard on June 20, 2013, 09:34:33 PM
(http://www.circlecinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/TO-THE-WONDER-Poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on June 20, 2013, 09:37:06 PM
(http://www.kurtbruner.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/bella-movie-poster-1020440135.jpg)
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Post by: Patriarch on June 22, 2013, 12:19:14 AM
'Man of Steel'.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on June 22, 2013, 06:16:51 PM
(http://prayerfoundation.org/movies/movie_80.jpg)
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Post by: Bonaventure on June 22, 2013, 10:15:36 PM
RED
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on June 23, 2013, 07:12:51 AM
WW Z. Didnt blow me away but it made my wife bury her head in my shoulder a couple times....so for that it was worth all the tea in china.
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Post by: Othmar on June 26, 2013, 06:14:33 PM
The Great Gatsby.
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Post by: Der Kaiser on June 26, 2013, 09:45:58 PM
The Great Gatsby.

How was that? I never did see it. I liked the Book and the old movie, but the rap music scared me away. It is set in the jazz age for Pete's sake not a thug ghetto :P
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Post by: Hat And Beard on June 26, 2013, 10:16:41 PM
The Great Gatsby.

How was that? I never did see it. I liked the Book and the old movie, but the rap music scared me away. It is set in the jazz age for Pete's sake not a thug ghetto :P
Last time I checked, jazz came from and thrived in the 'thug ghetto'. (http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/Smileys/fishy/huh.gif)
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Post by: Pon de Replay on June 26, 2013, 11:57:20 PM
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Post by: piabee on June 27, 2013, 12:58:22 AM
Caught the last hour of Rebecca on TCM.
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Post by: LouisIX on June 27, 2013, 02:52:21 AM
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How was this?
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Post by: Othmar on June 27, 2013, 03:59:29 AM
The Great Gatsby.

How was that? I never did see it. I liked the Book and the old movie, but the rap music scared me away. It is set in the jazz age for Pete's sake not a thug ghetto :P
It was great. I cringed a bit when I first heard the soundtrack, but I could live with it. It's not that noticeable after a while.

I've never read the book, so I can't compare it with that.
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Post by: totiusque on June 27, 2013, 04:47:31 AM
WW Z. Didnt blow me away but it made my wife bury her head in my shoulder a couple times....so for that it was worth all the tea in china.

I just saw this as well, only I was with my brother-in-law instead of my wife, so I had no such relief.  It was 'meh'.  The movie was like a cross between Outbreak/Contagion and 28 Days.  I wouldn't say it was bad, or not worth watching once, but even the recent RomCom zombie movie Warm Bodies was more entertaining to me.  No zombie flick beats Shaun of the Dead, though.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on June 27, 2013, 01:50:05 PM
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How was this?

Personally, I thought it was fantastic.  But I can definitely see why critics are so divided on it.  There's a dizzying array of intertwining story lines spanning several centuries, one of which is in the (unsubtitled) language of a post-apocalyptic patois, and the running time approaches three hours.  It's demanding and frequently mystifying.  Cinematically, however, it's in league of its own.  It's certainly one of the most impressive and beautiful CGI extravaganzas ever produced (it's a real treat having CGI in the hands of genuine artists like Tom Twyker and the Wachowskis, as opposed to hacks like Zach Snyder and Michael Bay).  The editing that weaves the story lines together is innovative; you would think that rapid-fire cuts between the sequences would only heighten the confusion, but somehow it doesn't.  It's almost symphonic how they all flow together.  I haven't been able to get it out of my head for the past two days.  It will require a second and possibly third viewing, and I'm even curious to read the book.

It isn't, however, Tom Twyker's masterwork.  That remains Perfume.  But the Wachowskis, for their part, have now outdone The Matrix.  IMO.
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Post by: LouisIX on June 27, 2013, 01:52:35 PM
Sounds like it's definitely worth a watch.
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Post by: Der Kaiser on June 27, 2013, 06:10:34 PM
The Great Gatsby.

How was that? I never did see it. I liked the Book and the old movie, but the rap music scared me away. It is set in the jazz age for Pete's sake not a thug ghetto :P
Last time I checked, jazz came from and thrived in the 'thug ghetto'. (http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/Smileys/fishy/huh.gif)

Uh...no
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Post by: LouisIX on June 27, 2013, 06:22:00 PM
The Great Gatsby.

How was that? I never did see it. I liked the Book and the old movie, but the rap music scared me away. It is set in the jazz age for Pete's sake not a thug ghetto :P
Last time I checked, jazz came from and thrived in the 'thug ghetto'. (http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/Smileys/fishy/huh.gif)

Uh...no

Actually that's quite true, but it still doesn't justify using hip hop music in the movie version of the quintessential 1920s novel.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on June 27, 2013, 07:19:17 PM
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How was this?

Personally, I thought it was fantastic.  But I can definitely see why critics are so divided on it.  There's a dizzying array of intertwining story lines spanning several centuries, one of which is in the (unsubtitled) language of a post-apocalyptic patois, and the running time approaches three hours.  It's demanding and frequently mystifying.  Cinematically, however, it's in league of its own.  It's certainly one of the most impressive and beautiful CGI extravaganzas ever produced (it's a real treat having CGI in the hands of genuine artists like Tom Twyker and the Wachowskis, as opposed to hacks like Zach Snyder and Michael Bay).  The editing that weaves the story lines together is innovative; you would think that rapid-fire cuts between the sequences would only heighten the confusion, but somehow it doesn't.  It's almost symphonic how they all flow together.  I haven't been able to get it out of my head for the past two days.  It will require a second and possibly third viewing, and I'm even curious to read the book.

It isn't, however, Tom Twyker's masterwork.  That remains Perfume.  But the Wachowskis, for their part, have now outdone The Matrix.  IMO.

Hmmm... I have a free redbox movie code.  Might rent that one, looks good. 
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Post by: Bonaventure on June 30, 2013, 01:13:47 AM
Changing Lanes
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Post by: Elliott on June 30, 2013, 02:59:35 AM
I watched about ten minutes of Tomb Raider. I remember watching it when it came out. I thought it would be good but it seemed to me that its original popularity may have been due to the immodesty of Angeli Jolie. I couldn't stand it so we turned it off.
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Post by: Penelope on June 30, 2013, 03:20:34 AM
Fiance and I watched Goldfinger tonight, my second Bond movie ever. I can't believe that that's Sean Connery. I always think of the Indiana Jones version of Sean Connery, but this version is much, much different.
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Post by: Der Kaiser on July 01, 2013, 04:53:40 AM
The Wicker Man. lololol talk about crap
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Post by: Larry on July 01, 2013, 05:12:04 PM
The Wicker Man. lololol talk about crap

The original with Christopher Lee, or the remake with Nicolas Cage? Both are not great viewing because they have a nihilistic world view, but at least Lee gives a good performance in the original.

Last movie I watched was EL CID with Charlton Heston on Blu-ray. A very good movie, and something that would never be made today unless Mel Gibson did it. It reminded me of BRAVEHEART in a lot of ways, but Cid had more compassion and virtue than William Wallace, though I'm sure both movies take a lot of liberties with the facts.
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Post by: LouisIX on July 01, 2013, 05:42:28 PM
The Wicker Man. lololol talk about crap

The original with Christopher Lee, or the remake with Nicolas Cage? Both are not great viewing because they have a nihilistic world view, but at least Lee gives a good performance in the original.

Last movie I watched was EL CID with Charlton Heston on Blu-ray. A very good movie, and something that would never be made today unless Mel Gibson did it. It reminded me of BRAVEHEART in a lot of ways, but Cid had more compassion and virtue than William Wallace, though I'm sure both movies take a lot of liberties with the facts.

Yeah, the original isn't a great but it's pretty creepy.
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Post by: Larry on July 01, 2013, 06:27:24 PM
The Wicker Man. lololol talk about crap

The original with Christopher Lee, or the remake with Nicolas Cage? Both are not great viewing because they have a nihilistic world view, but at least Lee gives a good performance in the original.

Last movie I watched was EL CID with Charlton Heston on Blu-ray. A very good movie, and something that would never be made today unless Mel Gibson did it. It reminded me of BRAVEHEART in a lot of ways, but Cid had more compassion and virtue than William Wallace, though I'm sure both movies take a lot of liberties with the facts.

Yeah, the original isn't a great but it's pretty creepy.

Yeah, it's pretty unsettling.
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Post by: Der Kaiser on July 01, 2013, 08:47:12 PM
The Wicker Man. lololol talk about crap

The original with Christopher Lee, or the remake with Nicolas Cage? Both are not great viewing because they have a nihilistic world view, but at least Lee gives a good performance in the original.

Last movie I watched was EL CID with Charlton Heston on Blu-ray. A very good movie, and something that would never be made today unless Mel Gibson did it. It reminded me of BRAVEHEART in a lot of ways, but Cid had more compassion and virtue than William Wallace, though I'm sure both movies take a lot of liberties with the facts.

The Nicholas Cage one. I think the original is a very good horror film. Really creepy in parts too. The Nikki Cage one was just horrible from start to finish.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on July 01, 2013, 09:12:57 PM
The Nicholas Cage one. I think the original is a very good horror film. Really creepy in parts too. The Nikki Cage one was just horrible from start to finish.
You mean that you hadn't heard that before watching it? I thought it was supposed to be the movie that really showed that Nicholas Cage was going down hill. :D
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Post by: Der Kaiser on July 01, 2013, 09:45:36 PM
The Nicholas Cage one. I think the original is a very good horror film. Really creepy in parts too. The Nikki Cage one was just horrible from start to finish.
You mean that you hadn't heard that before watching it? I thought it was supposed to be the movie that really showed that Nicholas Cage was going down hill. :D

Oh yeah I heard about it, but I still thought I'd watch it just to see for myself. The BEEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: LouisIX on July 01, 2013, 09:48:23 PM
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Post by: Larry on July 01, 2013, 10:10:33 PM
 :lol:
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Post by: Heinrich on July 01, 2013, 10:53:21 PM
If 20 minutes count as watching a movie, it was Skyfall. 20 painful minutes.
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Post by: Archer on July 01, 2013, 11:22:50 PM
If 20 minutes count as watching a movie, it was Skyfall. 20 painful minutes.

I agree, it was a terrible movie. 
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Post by: Penelope on July 02, 2013, 02:25:33 AM
If 20 minutes count as watching a movie, it was Skyfall. 20 painful minutes.

I agree, it was a terrible movie.

 :(  I really liked it. It was my first ever Bond movie, though, so I didn't have much to compare it with.
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Post by: LouisIX on July 02, 2013, 04:30:41 AM
If 20 minutes count as watching a movie, it was Skyfall. 20 painful minutes.

It was definitely bad but it looked good.
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Post by: Der Kaiser on July 02, 2013, 07:16:06 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mek23eXK041rjfqz6o1_400.gif)

 :rofl:
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Post by: Der Kaiser on July 02, 2013, 07:17:55 AM
If 20 minutes count as watching a movie, it was Skyfall. 20 painful minutes.

WOW! We are two very different people. Besides the Connery ones it was my favorite Bond. I went to it twice. I haven't gone to a movie more than once since The Passion of the Christ. What didn't you like about it?
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Post by: Heinrich on July 02, 2013, 11:53:44 AM
If 20 minutes count as watching a movie, it was Skyfall. 20 painful minutes.

WOW! We are two very different people. Besides the Connery ones it was my favorite Bond. I went to it twice. I haven't gone to a movie more than once since The Passion of the Christ. What didn't you like about it?

Yes, we are I guess. I find car chases at the beginning of a movie uncreative, among other things that are modernistic and cliched.
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Post by: Larry on July 02, 2013, 01:46:55 PM
I liked SKYFALL too when I saw it at the movies. When I rewatched it on Blu-ray recently, I didn't like it as much, though it was still pretty good. My favorite Bond movies are still FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE and ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE.
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Post by: stmykearchangel on July 04, 2013, 06:50:01 AM
Breaking Away, This movie is one of my all time favs watched it amazon video last night.
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Post by: Larry on July 05, 2013, 05:27:37 PM
JAWS on Blu-ray. The perfect movie for 4th of July weekend.  ;)
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Post by: piabee on July 05, 2013, 06:05:51 PM
World War Z
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Post by: Der Kaiser on July 05, 2013, 06:18:34 PM
World War Z

Was that any good? Personally I am sick of this whole zombie craze, but that one looked intriguing.
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Post by: piabee on July 06, 2013, 02:23:33 AM
It had a few new angles. But I like zombie movies so I'm biased. We saw it at Alamo Drafthouse, after Hopdoddy's. You know a place is good when you order the black bean burger and you don't miss meat.
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Post by: Patriarch on July 06, 2013, 11:24:08 PM
Sorry, but I hated Cloud Atlas the who reincarnation bit just irked me too much. Skyfall just had an awful, lack-lustre villian who was NOT up to par at all!

Regarding Bond films, my favourites are the ones with Sean Connery as Bond.

Last movie that I saw: 'Murder by Decree', a Sherlock Holmes film. A good one.
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Post by: rowsofvoices9 on July 07, 2013, 12:20:00 AM
The Bicycle Thief.  Made in post war WW11 Italy using ordinary people as actors and considered one the top 100 films of all time.
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Post by: Lyubov on July 07, 2013, 12:31:12 AM
The Bicycle Thief.  Made in post war WW11 Italy using ordinary people as actors and considered one the top 100 films of all time.

How did you like it?

The ending [spoiler]depressed me![/spoiler]
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Post by: Heinrich on July 07, 2013, 12:51:59 AM
Breaking Away, This movie is one of my all time favs watched it amazon video last night.

I used to work with the man whose story was told in this. He was an Episcopalian, but was always talking about becoming Catholic. I wonder if he ever did.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Blase
http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/blase-of-breaking-away-glory/Content?oid=1276289#.Udjz1fm87oI


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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on July 07, 2013, 10:56:51 AM
If 20 minutes count as watching a movie, it was Skyfall. 20 painful minutes.

WOW! We are two very different people. Besides the Connery ones it was my favorite Bond. I went to it twice. I haven't gone to a movie more than once since The Passion of the Christ. What didn't you like about it?

Yes, we are I guess. I find car chases at the beginning of a movie uncreative, among other things that are modernistic and cliched.
The Villian was a homo hacker with dentures...and Bond flirts with him convincingly (hinting a deliberate queer bias in the franchise tocome)...further Lady Dench's character  is soo unsympathetic I couldnt care less if the villian offed her.
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Post by: Larry on July 07, 2013, 06:44:10 PM
The Bicycle Thief.  Made in post war WW11 Italy using ordinary people as actors and considered one the top 100 films of all time.

How did you like it?

The ending [spoiler]depressed me![/spoiler]

I agree about the ending, but what a great movie The Bicycle Thief is! It really is a great commentary on the human condition.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on July 07, 2013, 09:40:32 PM
Despicable Me 2
Very Good...funny and excellent art work. A better spy film than most all of the bonds...the only other better spy flick was Disneys Incredibles.
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Post by: Larry on July 07, 2013, 10:06:00 PM
THE MIRACLE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA on DVD. Still a very good and touching movie, even if it isn't 100% accurate. Legend has it that this film was Jack Warner's atonement for the pro Soviet MISSION TO MOSCOW made during WWII.
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Post by: Lyubov on July 07, 2013, 10:21:45 PM
THE MIRACLE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA on DVD. Still a very good and touching movie, even if it isn't 100% accurate. Legend has it that this film was Jack Warner's atonement for the pro Soviet MISSION TO MOSCOW made during WWII.

I didn't realize that the two films were connected. I liked The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (despite some of the cheesier moments) and I need to watch Mission to Moscow soon.
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Post by: Larry on July 07, 2013, 10:33:39 PM
THE MIRACLE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA on DVD. Still a very good and touching movie, even if it isn't 100% accurate. Legend has it that this film was Jack Warner's atonement for the pro Soviet MISSION TO MOSCOW made during WWII.

I didn't realize that the two films were connected. I liked The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (despite some of the cheesier moments) and I need to watch Mission to Moscow soon.

They are only connected in the sense that Warner was sorry he made MISSION in the 1940's when the USA was creating propaganda to justify the Allies alliance with the Soviet's. The Fatima message was very popular at the time, and was known to be anti-Communist, so Warner made this movie as an apology. At least according to some film history books I've read, which may or may not be accurate.
Don't waste your time on MISSION TO MOSCOW unless you just want to study it as an historical artifact. It isn't a very good movie, and makes "Uncle Joe" Stalin out to be a hero.
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Post by: Lyubov on July 07, 2013, 11:48:16 PM
Don't waste your time on MISSION TO MOSCOW unless you just want to study it as an historical artifact.

Yep, that's why I need to watch it. Have you seen it yourself? I want to watch it to see how it portrays the Soviet cosmetics industry.  :)
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Post by: LouisIX on July 08, 2013, 01:49:54 AM
It had a few new angles. But I like zombie movies so I'm biased. We saw it at Alamo Drafthouse, after Hopdoddy's. You know a place is good when you order the black bean burger and you don't miss meat.

Californians...
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Post by: piabee on July 08, 2013, 01:55:13 AM
Californians...

Catholics... I never would have chosen a burger place on a Friday but my BFF's BF's roommate was chauffering us around and set the itinerary.
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Post by: LouisIX on July 08, 2013, 01:56:03 AM
Californians...

Catholics... I never would have chose a burger place on a Friday but my BFF's BF's roommate was chauffering us around and set the itinerary.

Oh, it was a Friday.  That changes everything.
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Post by: Larry on July 08, 2013, 12:55:05 PM
Don't waste your time on MISSION TO MOSCOW unless you just want to study it as an historical artifact.

Yep, that's why I need to watch it. Have you seen it yourself? I want to watch it to see how it portrays the Soviet cosmetics industry.  :)

I saw it years ago on AMC when they actually ran classic movies. I barely remember it, only that it was very hokey. I've never had a desire to see it again, which is unusual for me, because I love to watch and rewatch films from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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Post by: Hat And Beard on July 08, 2013, 08:05:27 PM
The Bicycle Thief.  Made in post war WW11 Italy using ordinary people as actors and considered one the top 100 films of all time.
You must love Bresson, then. Diary of a Country Priest, Pickpocket, Au Hasard Balthazar, and the Trial of Joan of Arc are all some of the best movies ever(and very Catholic, too).
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Post by: LouisIX on July 08, 2013, 08:40:22 PM
The Bicycle Thief.  Made in post war WW11 Italy using ordinary people as actors and considered one the top 100 films of all time.
You must love Bresson, then. Diary of a Country Priest, Pickpocket, Au Hasard Balthazar, and the Trial of Joan of Arc are all some of the best movies ever(and very Catholic, too).

I've heard that Diary of a Country Priest and, of course, Joan of Arc are Catholic, but this is true of his other films as well?
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Post by: Hat And Beard on July 08, 2013, 08:52:42 PM
The Bicycle Thief.  Made in post war WW11 Italy using ordinary people as actors and considered one the top 100 films of all time.
You must love Bresson, then. Diary of a Country Priest, Pickpocket, Au Hasard Balthazar, and the Trial of Joan of Arc are all some of the best movies ever(and very Catholic, too).

I've heard that Diary of a Country Priest and, of course, Joan of Arc are Catholic, but this is true of his other films as well?
Au Hasard Balthazar certainly is. Pickpocket and A Man on Death Row Escaped are both great and have a Catholic trim, however faint. Although he was an agnostic, he made Catholic movies.
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Post by: stmykearchangel on July 08, 2013, 09:02:05 PM
I'm really interested in this Pacific Rim movie anyone else. If you like monsters and robots this looks awesome!  http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/pacificrim/
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on July 12, 2013, 04:52:13 PM
I'm really interested in this Pacific Rim movie anyone else. If you like monsters and robots this looks awesome!  http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/pacificrim/
most certainly...I was po-ed at this morning radio talk show that was just spewing spoilers...idiotically prefaceing each spoiler with "not to give too much away but......" :censor:
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Post by: Adeodatus on July 15, 2013, 01:15:22 AM
Man of Steel, finally. Wifey and I both liked it. A very Christian take on Supes, and an interesting take on Zod as well. The only Superman movie I've ever seen that I actually rather liked.
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Post by: Bonaventure on July 15, 2013, 11:45:54 PM
La Vie en Rose.
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Post by: Archer on July 17, 2013, 05:10:49 PM

One of the greatest sword fights ever filmed starting at 1:16:00.
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Post by: Bonaventure on July 17, 2013, 05:24:29 PM
Lone Ranger
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on July 18, 2013, 11:57:32 AM
secret of kells
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Post by: Larry on July 18, 2013, 05:08:33 PM

One of the greatest sword fights ever filmed starting at 1:16:00.

Heck, yeah! This, and the Errol Flynn movie ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, have the best sword fights in movie history.
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Post by: Archer on July 18, 2013, 09:09:31 PM
Heck, yeah! This, and the Errol Flynn movie ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, have the best sword fights in movie history.

I know! To this day The Adventures of Robin Hood is one of my favorite movies.  I can watch it over and over again, it never gets old. 

ETA: And talk about an all-star cast. When actors actually could act....

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Post by: Alypius on July 19, 2013, 04:30:58 PM
In the Name of the Father

D.D. Lew is the man.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: totiusque on July 19, 2013, 04:58:56 PM
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (full "movie" below)

Being a fan of the Firefly series, when I saw this was directed by Joss Whedon and had Nathan Fillion as a main actor, I had to check it out.  Definitely NOT what I expected, but then again, with a title like that, I shouldn't be surprised.  42" of pure silliness.

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Post by: Larry on July 19, 2013, 09:00:41 PM
Heck, yeah! This, and the Errol Flynn movie ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, have the best sword fights in movie history.

I know! To this day The Adventures of Robin Hood is one of my favorite movies.  I can watch it over and over again, it never gets old. 

ETA: And talk about an all-star cast. When actors actually could act....


ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD is in my top five of all time. I've loved that movie since I watched it on a Sunday afternoon around Christmas time as a little kid. Even then, I was blown away by the gorgeous Technicolor and the great acting.

Keeping on topic: the last movie I watched was the 1989 BATMAN with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. I haven't watched it in a very long time, mainly because I didn't think it held up compared to the new Christopher Nolan films. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed seeing it again. It isn't as well written as Nolan's movies, and I think the script needed one more draft before they began production. But it is a fun flick, with a great scenery chewing performance by Jack, and a very complex and moody Keaton as Bruce/Batman. Plus Danny Elfman's music rules.
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Post by: Heinrich on July 19, 2013, 11:29:44 PM
Michael Keaton is the best Batman ever.
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Post by: zork on July 19, 2013, 11:59:30 PM
Swing Parade (1946, with the 3 Stooges)
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Post by: Kaesekopf on July 20, 2013, 01:46:59 AM
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (full "movie" below)

Being a fan of the Firefly series, when I saw this was directed by Joss Whedon and had Nathan Fillion as a main actor, I had to check it out.  Definitely NOT what I expected, but then again, with a title like that, I shouldn't be surprised.  42" of pure silliness.


42 minutes of pure hilarity.

Laundry day!  See you there, under things, tumbaling....
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Post by: The Harlequin King on July 20, 2013, 01:55:37 AM
Michael Keaton is the best Batman ever.

You guys are trolling me.
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Post by: Larry on July 20, 2013, 01:57:24 AM
Michael Keaton is the best Batman ever.


I still prefer Bale, but Keaton is second best.
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Post by: Bonaventure on July 20, 2013, 02:09:15 AM
Dark Knight Rises for maybe the tenth time.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on July 20, 2013, 02:09:22 AM
I saw "The Call."  It was made by WWE Studios.

Not a single bodyslam happened.  :'(
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on July 20, 2013, 03:09:00 AM
Dark Knight Rises for maybe the tenth time.



I still haven't watched RISES as many times as the other two, but I think it's a great movie. What's funny is that most of my non comic book reading friends think RISES is the best in the series, while comic book fans complain about certain aspects of it(particularly who John Blake turns out to be, and the last scene of the movie). I thought it was the perfect way to end the Batman story, so much so that I'm not all that interested in the inevitable reboot(though I'm sure that I'll be there for it on opening day, God willing).
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gerard on July 20, 2013, 02:35:16 PM
Dark Knight Rises for maybe the tenth time.



I still haven't watched RISES as many times as the other two, but I think it's a great movie. What's funny is that most of my non comic book reading friends think RISES is the best in the series, while comic book fans complain about certain aspects of it(particularly who John Blake turns out to be, and the last scene of the movie). I thought it was the perfect way to end the Batman story, so much so that I'm not all that interested in the inevitable reboot(though I'm sure that I'll be there for it on opening day, God willing).


"Do you feel in charge?"  :)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on July 20, 2013, 07:59:11 PM
Dark Knight Rises for maybe the tenth time.



I still haven't watched RISES as many times as the other two, but I think it's a great movie. What's funny is that most of my non comic book reading friends think RISES is the best in the series, while comic book fans complain about certain aspects of it(particularly who John Blake turns out to be, and the last scene of the movie). I thought it was the perfect way to end the Batman story, so much so that I'm not all that interested in the inevitable reboot(though I'm sure that I'll be there for it on opening day, God willing).


"Do you feel in charge?"  :)

Great line, and great delivery by Hardy.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gerard on July 20, 2013, 09:02:39 PM

Great line, and great delivery by Hardy.

Agreed. Hardy is underrated especially for what he accomplished in a difficult role to pull off. 

BTW,  I can't recommend the Rifftrax accompaniment to Dark Knight enough. 

http://www.rifftrax.com/rifftrax/dark-knight

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on July 20, 2013, 09:15:16 PM
The only thing Hardy could have done to be more impressive was actually gain 50 lbs. of muscle, instead of resorting to CGI. However, that would have entailed the use of banned substances.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gerard on July 21, 2013, 12:01:02 AM
The only thing Hardy could have done to be more impressive was actually gain 50 lbs. of muscle, instead of resorting to CGI. However, that would have entailed the use of banned substances.

Found a short clip of that scene:

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: piabee on July 21, 2013, 12:32:47 AM
Manborg. Why do I feel like someone posted this recently?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: piabee on July 21, 2013, 04:44:51 AM
Terminator.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: sprungli on July 21, 2013, 08:54:50 AM
Monsters University

Toy Story
Title: Last movie you saw?
Post by: sprungli on July 21, 2013, 10:48:54 AM
Shaun of the dead
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Adeodatus on July 21, 2013, 01:18:59 PM
How to Train Your Dragon.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Alypius on July 23, 2013, 05:12:12 PM
8 1/2
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on July 23, 2013, 10:30:18 PM
Monsters University.

Despicable Me 2.

Pacific Rim.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: totiusque on July 24, 2013, 12:32:40 AM
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (full "movie" below)

Being a fan of the Firefly series, when I saw this was directed by Joss Whedon and had Nathan Fillion as a main actor, I had to check it out.  Definitely NOT what I expected, but then again, with a title like that, I shouldn't be surprised.  42" of pure silliness.


42 minutes of pure hilarity.

Laundry day!  See you there, under things, tumbaling....

LOL!  That was a good one.   :rofl:  Wonder if they'll make a sequel???
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: totiusque on July 24, 2013, 12:37:25 AM
Monsters University.

Despicable Me 2.

Pacific Rim.

Whoa!  Busy night at the movies?  Didn't all 3 of these just come out this month?  Wish I had that kind of dough....   ;D

Playing For Keeps - wife picked it out on Netflix, so there you go.  Cheesy RomCom.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on July 24, 2013, 03:51:46 AM
8 1/2

How was it?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FaithByProxy on July 24, 2013, 11:22:03 AM
The Conjuring

Better than I was expecting. Genuinely creepy at certain points, and almost orthodox on Catholic issues. It was respectful, at least.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Alypius on July 24, 2013, 05:14:35 PM
8 1/2

How was it?

I thought it was terrific.  Great ending.  I also love how it was shot.  While watching it I kept thinking "man, 'I'm Not There' (that Dylan movie) kinda borrowed quite a bit from this."  Especially style wise.  I want to watch it again though.  A lot of great lines.  "Because he doesn't know how to love."

Also, I should mention that I "watched it wrong."  I haven't yet seen La Dolce Vita, only La Strada.  Apparently you need to see La Dolce Vita to more fully appreciate 8 1/2, but I still liked it a lot nevertheless.

Also also, I had just watched Bergman's "Persona" earlier in the evening [but technically, at the time I posted 8 1/2 was the last movie I had scene (bad pun)] and it was interesting because they both deal with finding meaning in life--even if it means just choosing one thing and finding meaning there.  I like 8 1/2 more.



Incidentally, the most recent movie I have seen as of now is Diary of a Country Priest.  Loved it!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on July 24, 2013, 05:15:46 PM
8 1/2

How was it?

I thought it was terrific.  Great ending.  I also love how it was shot.  While watching it I kept thinking "man, 'I'm Not There' (that Dylan movie) kinda borrowed quite a bit from this."  Especially style wise.  I want to watch it again though.  A lot of great lines.  "Because he doesn't know how to love."

Also, I should mention that I "watched it wrong."  I haven't yet seen La Dolce Vita, only La Strada.  Apparently you need to see La Dolce Vita to more fully appreciate 8 1/2, but I still liked it a lot nevertheless.

Also also, I had just watched Bergman's "Persona" earlier in the evening [but technically, at the time I posted 8 1/2 was the last movie I had scene (bad pun)] and it was interesting because they both deal with finding meaning in life--even if it means just choosing one thing and finding meaning there.  I like 8 1/2 more.



Incidentally, the most recent movie I have seen as of now is Diary of a Country Priest.  Loved it!

Someone is on a Criterion kick.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Alypius on July 24, 2013, 05:20:09 PM
haha, yeah.  What else am I going to do?  I had to take a break from Arrested Development.  Still about halfway done with it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on July 24, 2013, 05:32:46 PM
haha, yeah.  What else am I going to do?  I had to take a break from Arrested Development.  Still about halfway done with it.

You should become a puzzle guy.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Mrs. Featherbottom on July 24, 2013, 05:44:56 PM
haha, yeah.  What else am I going to do?  I had to take a break from Arrested Development.  Still about halfway done with it.

Don't you have a big trip coming up?  You should make some homemade crafts as gifts to your hosts.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Alypius on July 24, 2013, 05:58:49 PM
Yeah, I've been into puzzles and crafts in a big way lately.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on July 24, 2013, 06:15:22 PM
haha, yeah.  What else am I going to do?  I had to take a break from Arrested Development.  Still about halfway done with it.

Don't you have a big trip coming up?  You should make some homemade crafts as gifts to your hosts.

Maybe something like this?

(http://i.imgur.com/cqNCKdW.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on July 24, 2013, 10:24:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cqNCKdW.jpg)

Thanks bud, now I know I'm going to have nightmares. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on July 24, 2013, 10:26:30 PM
(http://www.comicalcine.com/a/media/2010/10/poster-The_Dark_Knight_Rises.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on July 24, 2013, 11:08:49 PM
Barry Lyndon
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: zork on July 24, 2013, 11:26:29 PM
Planet of Dinosaurs (1978) [Non-Rifftrax version]

It was awful and dumb, but it provided plenty of unintentional laughter in addition to the stop-motion dinosaurs. I loved it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gerard on July 25, 2013, 12:01:35 AM
X2 (with the Rifftrax) before that Pacific Rim

Title: Last movie you saw?
Post by: sprungli on July 26, 2013, 11:51:41 AM
The wolverine

A+++++!!! :D
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gerard on July 26, 2013, 12:50:16 PM
The wolverine

A+++++!!! :D

I'm off to see it in about 15 min.  Looking forward to it. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on July 26, 2013, 12:58:33 PM
The wolverine

A+++++!!! :D

I'm off to see it in about 15 min.  Looking forward to it.

I have to wait until next weekend to see it. A fellow traddie wants to see it with me, but won't be free until next weekend. We'll go to First Saturday Mass(TLM, of course),  and then to the movies.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gerard on July 26, 2013, 05:11:20 PM
The wolverine

A+++++!!! :D

I'm off to see it in about 15 min.  Looking forward to it.

I have to wait until next weekend to see it. A fellow traddie wants to see it with me, but won't be free until next weekend. We'll go to First Saturday Mass(TLM, of course),  and then to the movies.

That was MUCH better than the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film. 

It draw a lot from the Frank Miller Chris Claremont mini series from the early 80s. 

And the Easter egg is probably the best tease I've seen of all of them. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on July 26, 2013, 05:17:47 PM
I've heard a lot of good things, I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on July 27, 2013, 06:57:59 PM
Superman Returns  (2006)

Following the major let down that was the recent Superman movie (a glitzy re-hash of superman 2 with no heart or soul) I decided to revisit the 2006 offering.
I remembered it being OK but also somewhat disappointing so I wanted to refresh and compare. Having just finished it I feel it is a far superior version than the 2013 serving. It has a lot more appeal and feels a little more depth-ful. The Christ references are there too and in fact are far more obvious. Superman (almost) dies in this movie as a sacrifice for men and the scene were he falls to earth, having given up the ghost, is drenched in Christological imagery. Lex stabs superman in his right side with a shard of Kryptonite to finish him off. It passed me by the first time but it seemed an obvious reference to the spear of Longinus. All in all a far more satisfying version I felt and not so much the obvious vehicle for snazzy visuals ( which i like) wrapped round an old story with limp acting and a general sense of emotional malaise about the thing as we experience in the new version.The 2006 version almost managed to retain some of the sense of fun of the Reeves movies whihc were lacking in the new one. I was fully anticipating an edgier take on superman which would have been great but the new movie did not produce on this score. It was a real damp squib in terms of impact and engagement.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Pheo on July 27, 2013, 08:39:01 PM
The Conjuring

Better than I was expecting. Genuinely creepy at certain points, and almost orthodox on Catholic issues. It was respectful, at least.

I just saw this one too.  It really wasn't as scary as I thought it would be, but it had a couple good jump moments.  And you're right - they had a few goofy ideas, but things seemed to be presented decently.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on July 28, 2013, 08:37:28 AM
Superman Returns  (2006)

Following the major let down that was the recent Superman movie (a glitzy re-hash of superman 2 with no heart or soul) I decided to revisit the 2006 offering.
I remembered it being OK but also somewhat disappointing so I wanted to refresh and compare. Having just finished it I feel it is a far superior version than the 2013 serving. It has a lot more appeal and feels a little more depth-ful. The Christ references are there too and in fact are far more obvious. Superman (almost) dies in this movie as a sacrifice for men and the scene were he falls to earth, having given up the ghost, is drenched in Christological imagery. Lex stabs superman in his right side with a shard of Kryptonite to finish him off. It passed me by the first time but it seemed an obvious reference to the spear of Longinus. All in all a far more satisfying version I felt and not so much the obvious vehicle for snazzy visuals ( which i like) wrapped round an old story with limp acting and a general sense of emotional malaise about the thing as we experience in the new version.The 2006 version almost managed to retain some of the sense of fun of the Reeves movies whihc were lacking in the new one. I was fully anticipating an edgier take on superman which would have been great but the new movie did not produce on this score. It was a real damp squib in terms of impact and engagement.

Even though I liked MAN OF STEEL, I have to admit that I'll go against popular consensus and say that I enjoyed SUPERMAN RETURNS at least as much, if not more so. It was good closure to the original series of Superman movies. Director Bryan Singer mentioned in an interview that, even though he's Jewish, he was influenced by the story of Christ in making this movie, and directly referenced the spear of Longinus as being an inspiration for the scene where Luthor stabs Superman with the Kryptonite. Also, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST had just been released when this film went into production, and I can't help but think that the scene of Luthor's thugs beating up Superman(while Lex's girlfriend looks on in grief at the cruelty of it) wasn't inspired by some of  the imagery in Mel's masterpiece of a movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Heinrich on July 28, 2013, 09:52:33 AM
Coriolanus. I want to read the play now.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: The Harlequin King on July 28, 2013, 09:54:27 AM
Coriolanus. I want to read the play now.

I want to see the movie version.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Heinrich on July 28, 2013, 09:56:25 AM
Coriolanus. I want to read the play now.

I want to see the movie version.

Well produced and adapted from what I understand the original to be. It will elevate your speech patterns for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on July 28, 2013, 02:05:00 PM
Cabin on the Woods and Sharknado

The former was OK. 

The latter FREAKING HILARIOUS.

Sent from my HTC Sensation using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: dymphna17 on July 28, 2013, 03:18:42 PM
World War Z.  I'd love to watch this happen from a helicopters view.  I wonder if zombie preppers are now buying ships for future safety.  lol
Title: Last movie you saw?
Post by: sprungli on August 01, 2013, 10:28:19 AM
Garden state

So funny & meaningful . 3 1/2 stars.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Othmar on August 01, 2013, 10:41:24 AM
Braveheart. Seems to be overrated.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on August 01, 2013, 11:32:52 AM
Braveheart. Seems to be overrated.

Excuse you?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 01, 2013, 11:34:14 AM
Braveheart. Seems to be overrated.

Blasphemy!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Othmar on August 01, 2013, 12:14:48 PM
It's quite historically inaccurate, and seems to espouse some strange revisionism. I mean, why refer to historical characters if you just make up almost everything? Some parts are almost insulting to anyone who knows a bit of medieval history (Ius Primae Noctis, kilts, ...). The scenery was quite fine, as well as the battle scenes. The pacing is a bit uneven, and the love scenes are a bore. Mel Gibson is a good actor, though I think Patrick McGoohan was the real star.

I'm not saying that it's bad, but it has some deep flaws. It's certainly a spectacle, and I don't regret seeing it, but it is somewhat overrated.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 01, 2013, 12:22:22 PM
It's quite historically inaccurate

Doesn't matter, no one is getting graded on the outcome but I see your point. I am bothered however by historical inaccuracies when the agenda is anti-Catholic. The Elizabeth movie for example.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on August 01, 2013, 02:40:10 PM
It's very inaccurate. William Wallace did not simultaneously die with Edward Longshanks. The notion that he fathered Edward III is, historically, ridiculous.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gerard on August 01, 2013, 03:26:48 PM
It's very inaccurate. William Wallace did not simultaneously die with Edward Longshanks. The notion that he fathered Edward III is, historically, ridiculous.

If you watch it with the Director's Commentary, Mel Gibson points out a lot of the historical changes that were made, some for Hollywood storytelling purposes and others for pragmatic filming purposes. 
Gibson didn't even want to play the part because he was too old (37 at the time), Wallace was castrated before his execution and a host of other details. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Othmar on August 01, 2013, 03:40:37 PM
I am bothered however by historical inaccuracies when the agenda is anti-Catholic. The Elizabeth movie for example.
I think I've only seen its sequel, or was too young to remember the first one. In any case, some scenes might yet have some didactic use.

Concerning the diabolisation of Catholics in films about Queen Elizabeth, I guess it's bound to happen with "Bloody Mary" still lingering in British culture. Are there any films about Elizabeth that portray Catholics somewhat sympathetically?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on August 01, 2013, 05:23:05 PM
Paths of Glory
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on August 01, 2013, 07:32:51 PM
I am bothered however by historical inaccuracies when the agenda is anti-Catholic. The Elizabeth movie for example.
I think I've only seen its sequel, or was too young to remember the first one. In any case, some scenes might yet have some didactic use.

Concerning the diabolisation of Catholics in films about Queen Elizabeth, I guess it's bound to happen with "Bloody Mary" still lingering in British culture. Are there any films about Elizabeth that portray Catholics somewhat sympathetically?

John Ford's MARY OF SCOTLAND portrays Elizabeth as a harpy, makes Reformer John Knox look like a fanatic, and presents the Catholic Faith in a sympathetic manner.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Othmar on August 01, 2013, 07:41:30 PM
I am bothered however by historical inaccuracies when the agenda is anti-Catholic. The Elizabeth movie for example.
I think I've only seen its sequel, or was too young to remember the first one. In any case, some scenes might yet have some didactic use.

Concerning the diabolisation of Catholics in films about Queen Elizabeth, I guess it's bound to happen with "Bloody Mary" still lingering in British culture. Are there any films about Elizabeth that portray Catholics somewhat sympathetically?
John Ford's MARY OF SCOTLAND portrays Elizabeth as a harpy, makes Reformer John Knox look like a fanatic, and presents the Catholic Faith in a sympathetic manner.
Didn't it flop precisely because of that?  :P
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on August 01, 2013, 08:23:04 PM
I am bothered however by historical inaccuracies when the agenda is anti-Catholic. The Elizabeth movie for example.
I think I've only seen its sequel, or was too young to remember the first one. In any case, some scenes might yet have some didactic use.

Concerning the diabolisation of Catholics in films about Queen Elizabeth, I guess it's bound to happen with "Bloody Mary" still lingering in British culture. Are there any films about Elizabeth that portray Catholics somewhat sympathetically?
John Ford's MARY OF SCOTLAND portrays Elizabeth as a harpy, makes Reformer John Knox look like a fanatic, and presents the Catholic Faith in a sympathetic manner.
Didn't it flop precisely because of that?  :P

I know it didn't do very well, but I don't know if that's why. I think it was Katherine Hepburn. She was labeled "box office poison" around the time this movie was released.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Hat And Beard on August 01, 2013, 10:23:43 PM
All 25 seasons of this:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/ABC_Aferschool_Special_Title_Screen.jpg/250px-ABC_Aferschool_Special_Title_Screen.jpg)

They don't make programs like this anymore. Nope. Now all they make is crap and I'm angry about it!!!
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: The Harlequin King on August 01, 2013, 10:29:02 PM
All 25 seasons of this:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/ABC_Aferschool_Special_Title_Screen.jpg/250px-ABC_Aferschool_Special_Title_Screen.jpg)

They don't make programs like this anymore. Nope. Now all they make is crap and I'm angry about it!!!

I don't know of programs that are quite like that (if you mean explicitly educational cartoon shows), but there are good cartoon series still being made today. I made a thread not long ago about Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra. They are pretty darn good. I would even speculate to say, perhaps even better than the cartoons I saw growing up (with the exception of Batman: The Animated Series).

But I thought this thread was for movies, not TV shows. If it were about serials, I'd post here a lot more frequently.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: zork on August 02, 2013, 12:59:31 PM
Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972). Non-Rifftrax version, out of morbid curiosity.

The film wasn't very good.  ::)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on August 03, 2013, 06:30:34 PM
Wolverine. It was great, much better than the Wolverine:Origins movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Adeodatus on August 03, 2013, 07:16:14 PM
Wolverine. It was great, much better than the Wolverine:Origins movie.

That last part really isn't saying much! I have my hopes up. Wifey loves her some Wolverine so I believe we'll be seeing this later tonight.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on August 03, 2013, 07:38:57 PM
Wolverine. It was great, much better than the Wolverine:Origins movie.

That last part really isn't saying much! I have my hopes up. Wifey loves her some Wolverine so I believe we'll be seeing this later tonight.

Lol, I know. It's good though. I don't think you'll be disappointed. A word of warning though: there are some beautiful women who are immodestly dressed(to say the least) in a few scenes in this movie, so be prepared for that. I had to close my eyes a couple of times.  :P
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on August 04, 2013, 03:08:42 AM
The Dark Knight.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Adeodatus on August 05, 2013, 02:08:05 AM
Wolverine, at the theater last night. It was fun.

300 tonight on DVD, since wifey had never seen it. Setting aside the oliphants and goatboys, it's not a bad little picture.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Othmar on August 05, 2013, 06:29:21 AM
Does anyone remember the Mummy? That was my favourite movie when I was little. I feel like watching it later today.

I don't want to say that it's qualitywise comparable to Indiana Jones, but there's definitely a similar feeling and setting. There's something enormously attractive to these kind of movies. Set in the 40s, preposterous and with a slight touch of Dieselpunk...
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on August 05, 2013, 01:33:51 PM
Does anyone remember the Mummy? That was my favourite movie when I was little. I feel like watching it later today.

I don't want to say that it's qualitywise comparable to Indiana Jones, but there's definitely a similar feeling and setting. There's something enormously attractive to these kind of movies. Set in the 40s, preposterous and with a slight touch of Dieselpunk...

I liked the first Mummy. It was fun. Not as good as the original Mummy from the 1930's, but it was enjoyable. I didn't care for the sequels though.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on August 06, 2013, 02:24:05 AM
300 tonight on DVD, since wifey had never seen it. Setting aside the oliphants and goatboys, it's not a bad little picture.

Excited for the next one?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: red solo cup on August 06, 2013, 09:40:09 AM
Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Not too bad. It was only stupid a couple of times.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on August 06, 2013, 10:32:06 AM
The Avengers. Good fun.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Adeodatus on August 06, 2013, 06:33:13 PM
300 tonight on DVD, since wifey had never seen it. Setting aside the oliphants and goatboys, it's not a bad little picture.

Excited for the next one?

Next one? Are they doing Plataea?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Othmar on August 06, 2013, 06:57:11 PM
300 tonight on DVD, since wifey had never seen it. Setting aside the oliphants and goatboys, it's not a bad little picture.

Excited for the next one?

Next one? Are they doing Plataea?

It seems to be Salamis.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Cesar_Augustus on August 06, 2013, 10:59:49 PM
Monsters University.

Despicable Me 2.

Pacific Rim.

Whoa!  Busy night at the movies?  Didn't all 3 of these just come out this month?  Wish I had that kind of dough....   ;D

Playing For Keeps - wife picked it out on Netflix, so there you go.  Cheesy RomCom.

Hahaha!

These weren't on the same day.

I watched them every one or two weeks.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Adeodatus on August 07, 2013, 04:17:13 AM
300 tonight on DVD, since wifey had never seen it. Setting aside the oliphants and goatboys, it's not a bad little picture.

Excited for the next one?

Next one? Are they doing Plataea?

It seems to be Salamis.

Well that looks like fun. It seems that they're giving some attention to Artemisia I, the satrap of Caria, which could be cool. I suppose it's too much to hope that we'll see actual naval tactics like the diekplous employed, but there's obviously ramming going on. And Lena Headey is back.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: piabee on August 08, 2013, 03:14:27 AM
The Conjuring. Why the title? Nothing was conjured.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on August 08, 2013, 03:44:46 AM
The Conjuring. Why the title? Nothing was conjured.

Was it as good as advertised?  As scary as advertised?
Title: Last movie you saw?
Post by: sprungli on August 08, 2013, 09:53:01 AM
The way way back
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 08, 2013, 01:57:39 PM
Oblivion

Decent movie with a nice little twist . Great filmography and 80s style sound track. Could have done without Morgan Freeman though...
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on August 08, 2013, 02:27:17 PM
The way way back

How was it?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Adeodatus on August 08, 2013, 05:32:52 PM
After being told that it was the greatest western, and perhaps greatest movie, of all time, I tried watching Once Upon a Time in the West. It was total "rifiuto".

Cinematography is good, but it's not coextensive with film making, i.e. a good film needs more than cinematography (and score). Sure, I could put a camera in a desert and tell a craggy cowboy to ride from the horizon to the camera. Then I could set that 45 minute ride to a haunting orchestral score. Then I could have the cowboy halt his horse in front of the camera and make and hold a mean face for 10 minutes while I do a closeup.

But what would that be about? About the sweat and crusty nose hairs of a mean-faced cowboy?

I watched for an entire hour and there were only like 3 scenes. How long does it take to establish that the chick waits 20 minutes at the train station only to realize that no one is there to pick her up? Surely not an actual 20 minutes.

Not to mention that the first gun fight (about 15 minutes in) was so impossible that all the turgid "nose hair cam" stuff from the opening scene took on the character of a farce in retrospect.

To bleach my brain I re-watched Miller's Crossing. I don't even care for Gabriel Byrne but Albert Finney and John Turturro are fantastic in that one... and stuff actually happens.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Othmar on August 08, 2013, 06:12:39 PM
After being told that it was the greatest western, and perhaps greatest movie, of all time, I tried watching Once Upon a Time in the West. It was total "rifiuto".

Cinematography is good, but it's not coextensive with film making, i.e. a good film needs more than cinematography (and score). Sure, I could put a camera in a desert and tell a craggy cowboy to ride from the horizon to the camera. Then I could set that 45 minute ride to a haunting orchestral score. Then I could have the cowboy halt his horse in front of the camera and make and hold a mean face for 10 minutes while I do a closeup.

But what would that be about? About the sweat and crusty nose hairs of a mean-faced cowboy?

I watched for an entire hour and there were only like 3 scenes. How long does it take to establish that the chick waits 20 minutes at the train station only to realize that no one is there to pick her up? Surely not an actual 20 minutes.

Not to mention that the first gun fight (about 15 minutes in) was so impossible that all the turgid "nose hair cam" stuff from the opening scene took on the character of a farce in retrospect.
Are you familiar with other westerns. The movie makes a lot more sense when you get all the stabs it takes against other movies.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gerard on August 09, 2013, 12:31:20 AM
Just saw Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Good scene with Stanley Tucci as Dionysius the god of wine.  He's being punished by Zeus and each time he tries to pour a glass of wine, it instantly turns into water. 

Dionysius says in frustration, "You know, the Christians have a guy who can do this the other way around!  Now THAT's a God!"
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on August 09, 2013, 03:48:24 AM
Just saw Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Good scene with Stanley Tucci as Dionysius the god of wine.  He's being punished by Zeus and each time he tries to pour a glass of wine, it instantly turns into water. 

Dionysius says in frustration, "You know, the Christians have a guy who can do this the other way around!  Now THAT's a God!"

Hah!  Excellent!  The connections between Our Lord and Dionysius are quite amazing and too extensive to be mere coincidence.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: piabee on August 09, 2013, 05:50:02 PM
The Conjuring. Why the title? Nothing was conjured.

Was it as good as advertised?  As scary as advertised?

They had some interesting tricks to ramp up the fear before the reveal. After that it felt silly, unless you're Catholic. I could have waited for the dvd but my friend really wanted to go. There were five people in the theater on a Wednesday night and we shared some jumps and laughs. It was fun.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Othmar on August 09, 2013, 06:26:27 PM
The Evil Dead remake. It was better than I expected, some of the changes they made worked really well. One certain scene did horrify me, which is something I generally only feel when I watch French horror movies.

The original trilogy will always have a special place in my heart, though.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on August 09, 2013, 06:29:34 PM
The Conjuring. Why the title? Nothing was conjured.

Was it as good as advertised?  As scary as advertised?

They had some interesting tricks to ramp up the fear before the reveal. After that it felt silly, unless you're Catholic. I could have waited for the dvd but my friend really wanted to go. There were five people in the theater on a Wednesday night and we shared some jumps and laughs. It was fun.

So it has a Catholic slant then?  That's the second time I've heard someone say something like that.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: piabee on August 13, 2013, 01:59:58 PM
So it has a Catholic slant then?  That's the second time I've heard someone say something like that.

The paranormal experts appear to be Catholic although it never says explicitly that they are. They also consult with a priest and contact the Vatican for permission. You know how people joke that they feel like they should genuflect when they pass the aisle in the movie theater? I have never had that urge, but I almost made the Sign of the Cross when they did in the movie. Haha
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Heinrich on August 13, 2013, 09:18:04 PM
5 Broken Cameras
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on August 14, 2013, 12:54:59 AM
Batman Returns. I've been on a superhero kick lately, I need to watch a serious movie again before my brain turns to complete mush.  :tongue:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: red solo cup on August 14, 2013, 08:01:13 AM
Cowboys and Aliens.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on August 14, 2013, 11:49:21 PM
Batman Forever. A few good scenes, but it pretty much stinks. I won't bother with Batman and Robin.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 15, 2013, 12:03:15 AM
Cowboys and Aliens.

Good movie.
Title: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on August 15, 2013, 12:10:06 AM

Cowboys and Aliens.

Good movie.

Can someone give me a facepalm please?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 15, 2013, 12:26:08 AM

Cowboys and Aliens.

Good movie.

Can someone give me a facepalm please?

Have you seen it?

It delivered exactly what is promised.  Cowboys fighting aliens.  It did it in a funny, enjoyable, and entertaining way.

It was, for what it was, great.

:P
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on August 15, 2013, 12:53:02 AM

Cowboys and Aliens.

Good movie.

Can someone give me a facepalm please?

Have you seen it?

It delivered exactly what is promised.  Cowboys fighting aliens.  It did it in a funny, enjoyable, and entertaining way.

It was, for what it was, great.

:P

Unfortunately I have.  Laaaaammmmmme. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 15, 2013, 12:56:45 AM
You're lame.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on August 15, 2013, 01:13:17 AM
You're lame.

That was totally uncalled for.  You don't see me getting nasty do you?  I mean, I didn't say anything when I saw your face and thought, "man that's a face only a mother could love."
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on August 15, 2013, 01:19:36 AM
I mean, I didn't say anything when I saw your face and thought, "man that's a face only a mother could love."

I usually point out his many flaws.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 15, 2013, 01:23:08 AM
How I feel regarding moderator choices:
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Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on August 15, 2013, 01:33:13 AM
I mean, I didn't say anything when I saw your face and thought, "man that's a face only a mother could love."

I usually point out his many flaws.

It's good for him.  Builds character. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on August 15, 2013, 01:47:46 AM
How I feel regarding moderator choices:
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Oh sweet, a pity party!  I'll bring the cheese since you already have the whine. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on August 15, 2013, 11:19:30 PM
How about all of you are idiots?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 15, 2013, 11:24:07 PM
How about all of you are idiots?

No one asked you.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 15, 2013, 11:24:29 PM
I'm currently watching Fast and Furious.

Such a great movie.  It's a pity I've waited so long to see it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on August 15, 2013, 11:43:28 PM
I'm currently watching Fast and Furious.

Such a great movie.  It's a pity I've waited so long to see it.

You might want to stop posting in this thread.  Or at least lie about what you're watching.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tradne4163 on August 16, 2013, 12:20:57 AM
The Expendables 2. It is surprisingly good, as long as you know from the start that it is deliberately being cheesy.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on August 16, 2013, 01:04:40 AM
The Expendables 2. It is surprisingly good, as long as you know from the start that it is deliberately being cheesy.

I've never laughed so hard for so long during a movie.

I also almost choked and died on popcorn when Stallone gave his heart-wrenching speech in the mountains.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tradne4163 on August 16, 2013, 01:40:50 AM
The Expendables 2. It is surprisingly good, as long as you know from the start that it is deliberately being cheesy.

I've never laughed so hard for so long during a movie.

I also almost choked and died on popcorn when Stallone gave his heart-wrenching speech in the mountains.
Don't forget the Chuck Norris Cameo. He actually had a line that was a Chuck Norris joke.
Not to mention the big shootout near the end.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on August 16, 2013, 10:34:44 PM
I'm currently watching Fast and Furious.

Such a great movie.  It's a pity I've waited so long to see it.

You might want to stop posting in this thread.  Or at least lie about what you're watching.

Seriously. If he thinks Fast and Furious is a great movie he needs professional help.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 17, 2013, 08:55:13 AM
Judge Dredd

Quite awesome, quite violent and not for the kiddies. As a child fan of the comic book I was pleased with the translation compared with the disastrous Stallone version of some years back.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on August 17, 2013, 02:10:35 PM
The Godfather
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gerard on August 17, 2013, 03:23:19 PM
I went and saw "Elysium."

Heard that it was preachy in the class warfare category, but while the "bad guys" were almost cartoonish, there was some gradation. 

All in all, it reminded me of the old Charlton Heston sci fi movies like Omega Man, Planet of the Apes or Soylent Green. 

It also borrows from the Greek myths for more than just the word "Elysium" it has a bit of Prometheus, Deadalous and the Minotaur elements and Icarus thrown in for good measure. 

Not anything I'd plan on owning but wouldn't be a waste of time to watch on basic TV or to rent.  No sex, lots of foul language and some bloody gore involved in the injuries and killling. 

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Adeodatus on August 18, 2013, 01:26:51 AM
Kick-Ass 2.

It was good but not stellar. The first one is in a class of its own. This one continued to examine the same themes from a different angle, but by its very nature (taking this particular angle) it was more cartoonish than the first one. Definitely enjoyable. Not family fare at all, however.

They do touch on, though only obliquely, a question that interests me: where are all the charismatic overachieving reckless genius narcissists? Alexander, Julius, Bonaparte, etc.? I'm speaking of "heroism" in the Classical sense. The answer is that our society does not reward that spirit directly; rather, it channels it into very limited arenas such as business (you can have some treasure as long as you don't rock the boat). No one is allowed to try to remake society in their image, because society itself disallows it. Or, as my wife put it more succinctly, people have turned into a bunch of pussies.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: red solo cup on August 18, 2013, 11:05:43 AM
Troy.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on August 19, 2013, 12:29:10 PM
The documentary Fatima narrated by Ricardo Montalban.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Anastasia on August 19, 2013, 07:12:40 PM
The Winslow Boy, a great movie. Possibly the best end line in any movie ever.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on August 20, 2013, 05:11:40 PM
Dead Man with johnny depp weird but compelling
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on August 22, 2013, 01:57:57 AM
28 Days Later

I thought it was decent, but considering what fans of the genre say about it, certainly overrated.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: piabee on August 23, 2013, 03:19:30 AM
The Winslow Boy, a great movie. Possibly the best end line in any movie ever.

Love this movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on August 27, 2013, 12:58:47 AM
Kingdom of Heaven

I heard from many, even secular people, that the film tried too hard to promote a historical view that became popular after 9/11. This convivencia approach to history is inaccurate and not firmly grounded; since it only wishes to promote coexistence after 9/11, Iraq, and so on, it will become passé once these events fade from popular memory.

Halfway through I had to stop watching it. Thomas F. Madden, a medieval history professor at St. Louis University, had this to say on the film, and I wholeheartedly agree:

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The second major anachronism is the movie's approach to religion. Most people know that the Crusades were wars of faith. Crusaders underwent extreme hardship, risking their lives and expending enormous amounts of money because of their devotion to Christ, his Church, and his people. Crusader piety also manifested itself in extraordinary devotion to the Virgin Mary and the saints, particularly those saints who had lived in the Holy Land. The Kingdom of Heaven, however, performs the delicate operation of stripping religious piety completely out of the Crusades. Balian and his father appear to be agnostics. Other Crusaders, like the Hospitaller, are openly critical of religion. Indeed, all of the good guys in this movie seem to have no devotion to God at all, only a devotion to tolerance. The bad guys, on the other hand, are all religiously devout, which causes them to be either evil (like Guy and Reynald) or mad (like the glassy-eyed preacher who chants, "To kill a Muslim is not murder, it is the path to heaven"). In other words, the medieval world is portrayed in much the same way that Hollywood views America: Smart people either have no religion or do not take it very seriously. The rest are right-wing Christian fanatics.

There are no churches in this movie, not even in the holiest of cities. There are no monks, no nuns, and very few pilgrims, all of whom would have filled the streets of medieval Jerusalem. Only two priests appear in the film, one a twisted corpse mutilator and the other a villain whose strategy for defending Jerusalem is to convert to Islam and leave the people to die. Scott scatters a few crosses here and there, but there are no crucifixes, which were much more common in the Middle Ages. Beautiful set decoration of Crusader palaces includes no icons of Mary or the saints, indeed no religious art of any kind. Christians, Muslims, and Jews all live in harmony in this cinematic Jerusalem. Yet, in truth non-Christians were forbidden to live in the Holy City during the reign of Baldwin IV. But it is not just Christianity that Scott sterilizes. Muslims are shown praying a few times in the film, yet the only devout Muslim is a black-robed cleric demanding that Saladin attack the Christians and capture Jerusalem. The message here is clear: Religion leads to fanaticism, and fanaticism leads to war.

I should add that one character bluntly states that fanatics, especially the Templars, are the ones pushing for war. Those who profess Tolerance, rather than Catholicism or Islam, are the heroes of what essentially is Boccaccio's Tale of the Three Rings with Hollywood frosting.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 27, 2013, 08:33:18 AM
Drop Dead Gorgeous.

 The early 90s parody on beauty pageants in the style of Spinal tap or Best in Show.
Quite good. Not for kiddies.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on August 27, 2013, 08:34:26 AM
Dead Man with johnny depp weird but compelling
I couldn't finish this myself. Not to say it sucked but I simply could not get into the right frame for it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Othmar on August 27, 2013, 06:51:53 PM
The Conjuring. It was really good. Reminds me that we need more exorcists.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Heinrich on August 27, 2013, 09:15:53 PM
Mud.

Stupid.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on August 30, 2013, 08:52:41 PM
The Awakening ....muddlef mess
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on August 31, 2013, 11:00:03 AM
The original version of The Omen.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: FaithByProxy on September 02, 2013, 03:48:49 PM
The Island

A great film. I'd seen it before, and enjoyed it enough to watch it again.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on September 03, 2013, 12:18:49 AM
Under the Sun of Satan
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on September 03, 2013, 12:29:11 AM
Damien:Omen II and The Final Conflict(Omen III). A very weird trilogy, but Satan and the Antichrist are portrayed as truly evil, and Christ visibly triumphs at the end of the third movie. The music used for the Second Coming is amazing. Maybe Jerry Goldsmith's finest score.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: MrsKriddels on September 06, 2013, 10:37:35 AM
The Island

A great film. I'd seen it before, and enjoyed it enough to watch it again.

Are you talking about the Russian movie with the "crazy" Russian Orthodox monk?  It's one of my favorite movies. I also enjoyed The Return and the Russian take on 12 Angry Men titled simply 12.  Now I'm wondering what other Russian movies are worth watching.

I watched Oblivion a couple weeks ago with my mother.  We quite enjoyed it, though I could poke some holes through it. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on September 06, 2013, 01:46:56 PM
The Road

 A great movie but very sad, depressing and terrifying should such a scenario ever come to pass. It is a hard movie to watch because of the degree of human tragedy and despair but likely a quiet classic in the making.Translated very well from the book version too.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Petertherock on September 06, 2013, 06:28:58 PM
I just saw Getaway the other day. Of course I had to see it because Selena Gomez was in it, but it was a great action movie! Selena plays a great part and it was very entertaining.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: piabee on September 08, 2013, 03:38:58 AM
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. An amusing caper, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on September 08, 2013, 10:43:41 PM
The Song of Bernadette, in honor of Our Lady's birthday.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: piabee on September 15, 2013, 01:34:18 AM
The Breakfast Club.
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Post by: sprungli on September 15, 2013, 01:59:53 AM
The Way Way Back.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Der Kaiser on September 15, 2013, 06:08:22 AM
Friday night I watched the Evil Dead remake: disgusting bloody lame
Saturday I watched the Princess Bride(for the 5th time or so) with my Girlfriend: Which I think is Entertaining but, forgettable. I'll never get the hub bub over that one.

Edit to add: What is with horror movies having to be full of gore? I just want a good ghost story >:(
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Der Kaiser on September 15, 2013, 06:12:27 AM
The Conjuring. It was really good. Reminds me that we need more exorcists.

Did it have any Catholic undertones? I have wanted to see it, but with The Last Exorcist being about Evangelicals I am leery.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on September 15, 2013, 07:32:53 AM
Just watched the ken burns doc on prohibition...netflix...outstanding! Excellent stuff about Al Smith...and puts the blame square on the protty ethic...and anti catholic bigotry. Prohibition caused many of the sociotal and legal problems were suffering even today.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on September 15, 2013, 01:30:40 PM
Just watched the ken burns doc on prohibition...netflix...outstanding! Excellent stuff about Al Smith...and puts the blame square on the protty ethic...and anti catholic bigotry. Prohibition caused many of the sociotal and legal problems were suffering even today.

Watched this earlier this year myself. V-good.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Pheo on September 15, 2013, 02:05:43 PM
Finally got around to watching Trollhunter.  It was decent - certainly better than I expected given the name.  Even if it was inadvertant, it was interesting how they worked the indellible baptismal character into the movie!

It's on Netflix.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2nlgzgm.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on September 15, 2013, 07:28:42 PM
Troll Hunter is pretty awesome.  It's a campy movie, but surprisingly entertaining.
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Post by: VeraeFidei on September 15, 2013, 07:30:40 PM
Anybody seen The Grandmaster?
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Post by: Pheo on September 15, 2013, 10:33:35 PM
Troll Hunter is pretty awesome.  It's a campy movie, but surprisingly entertaining.

Pretty amazing scenery in it too.  Norway moved way up on my list of places I'd like to visit (but probably never will!).
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on September 15, 2013, 11:27:05 PM
Troll Hunter is pretty awesome.  It's a campy movie, but surprisingly entertaining.

Pretty amazing scenery in it too.  Norway moved way up on my list of places I'd like to visit (but probably never will!).

Yeah!  Beautiful, right?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on September 16, 2013, 11:59:17 PM
Elephant Walk - an old nostalgic favorite.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on September 17, 2013, 06:02:15 AM
Troll Hunter is pretty awesome.  It's a campy movie, but surprisingly entertaining.

Pretty amazing scenery in it too.  Norway moved way up on my list of places I'd like to visit (but probably never will!).

Yeah!  Beautiful, right?
if you like grey cold and wet  :P
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: LouisIX on September 17, 2013, 12:33:11 PM
I do, actually.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: per_passionem_eius on September 17, 2013, 10:46:23 PM
Not really a movie but ...

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Post by: Bonaventure on September 18, 2013, 01:51:48 AM
Red Tails
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Habitual_Ritual on September 22, 2013, 12:36:05 PM
World War Z

Don't bother, this a shameless propaganda piece for the UN and the W.H.O. Both of whom are very evil. All this is wrapped in a very dull movie which has no connection to the book
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on September 22, 2013, 01:22:31 PM
World War Z

Don't bother, this a shameless propaganda piece for the UN and the W.H.O. Both of whom are very evil. All this is wrapped in a very dull movie which has no connection to the book
saw it in the theater and just thought it had too many implausabilitys:
heres a big one...the US military sends brad pitt's charecter and an ELITE...got that? ELITE..... spec ops seal team to extract someone from a zombie infested LZ...but OOPS they dont have NIGHT VISION! gmab! :P
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on September 22, 2013, 04:09:32 PM
EXORCIST III: LEGION. For the most part, a very Catholic film. And very disturbing. There is one scene that may be the scariest moment in any movie I've ever seen.
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Post by: Heinrich on September 22, 2013, 07:13:29 PM
I watched Young Guns II, half of Das Boot and We Were Soldiers for the 12th or so time. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on September 27, 2013, 12:50:21 AM
The Good Shepherd. This was the first time I've seen it since it was released a little while ago. It's an excellent, albeit underrated film.
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Post by: Archer on September 27, 2013, 05:17:08 PM
(http://matthewpickle.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/north-by-northwest.jpg)
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Post by: Larry on September 27, 2013, 06:15:48 PM
(http://matthewpickle.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/north-by-northwest.jpg)

One of my all time favorites! To me, this and VERTIGO where the peak of Hitchcock's career. I know many people love PSYCHO and THE BIRDS, but to me they aren't anywhere near as entertaining as Hitchcock's late fifties films(even though they are excellent films in their own right).
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Post by: piabee on September 27, 2013, 06:48:34 PM
Thought I had posted The World's End but it looks like I forgot.
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Post by: totiusque on September 28, 2013, 04:18:03 AM
Thought I had posted The World's End but it looks like I forgot.

Been dying to see this.  How was it?  As good as Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead?

My last movie watched - Insidious.  It was OK.  Disappointing and not as scary as expected, especially after hearing so many good things about the creator's follow-up of The Conjuring.  Plus the main demon guy just reminded me of Darth Maul...
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Post by: Larry on September 28, 2013, 12:37:26 PM
Star Trek: Into Darkness on Blu-ray.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on September 30, 2013, 03:05:56 PM
Star Trek: Into Darkness on Blu-ray.

Haven't seen that one yet, but plan on it.

Watched this one yesterday

(http://yuq.me/movies/0039169_big.jpg)
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Post by: tmw89 on September 30, 2013, 03:08:13 PM
(http://yuq.me/movies/0039169_big.jpg)

Ah, good ol' VHS box art... I've come to a new appreciation of it lately, digging through old tapes a while ago.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on September 30, 2013, 04:49:56 PM
I saw Inglourious Basterds for the first time. It was alright. Christoph Waltz's character (Colonel Landa, "the Jew Killer") was creepy beyond belief. I believe he's distinguished for being the only actor to receive an Oscar for a Tarantino film, but not only did he achieve this once, but twice (also for Django Unchained).
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: tmw89 on September 30, 2013, 05:28:48 PM
I saw Inglourious Basterds for the first time. It was alright. Christoph Waltz's character (Colonel Landa, "the Jew Killer") was creepy beyond belief. I believe he's distinguished for being the only actor to receive an Oscar for a Tarantino film, but not only did he achieve this once, but twice (also for Django Unchained).

Even weirder than that is how (IIRC) the two characters are very, very similar.  Not just as a result of the acting, either.
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Post by: Larry on October 01, 2013, 12:16:29 AM
I watched THE CRIMINAL CODE, a crime/social conscious drama from 1931, directed by Howard Hawks. Really well done, and it has a great supporting turn by Boris Karloff as a tough convict. It was this role that gained him the attention of Universal studios and resulted in his casting as the Monster in FRANKENSTEIN. I love these old movies. Now that October has began, I plan to watch as many old classic Horror films as I can. I'm not a big fan of slasher and gore flicks, but I love the old movies with Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. Many of them are excellent morality plays, and always show the power of Christ over Satan.
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Post by: Archer on October 01, 2013, 11:48:39 PM
One of my all time favorites! To me, this and VERTIGO where the peak of Hitchcock's career. I know many people love PSYCHO and THE BIRDS, but to me they aren't anywhere near as entertaining as Hitchcock's late fifties films(even though they are excellent films in their own right).

Vertigo was pretty good.  I confess that I haven't seen Psycho or The Birds yet.  My favorites (in no particular order) are Rear Window, Spellbound, To Catch a Thief, Dial M for murder, Notorious, and I Confess. 
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Post by: Larry on October 02, 2013, 12:17:38 AM
One of my all time favorites! To me, this and VERTIGO where the peak of Hitchcock's career. I know many people love PSYCHO and THE BIRDS, but to me they aren't anywhere near as entertaining as Hitchcock's late fifties films(even though they are excellent films in their own right).

Vertigo was pretty good.  I confess that I haven't seen Psycho or The Birds yet.  My favorites (in no particular order) are Rear Window, Spellbound, To Catch a Thief, Dial M for murder, Notorious, and I Confess.

I like all of those. Strangers on a Train is another good one if you haven't seen it. I Confess is an underrated gem.
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Post by: Larry on October 02, 2013, 08:59:41 AM
I watched the original version of THE FLY last night with Vincent Price to start my October scary movie fest. It was on Blu-ray, and the color and Cinemascope photography looked outstanding.
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Post by: Archer on October 02, 2013, 11:43:54 PM
One of my all time favorites! To me, this and VERTIGO where the peak of Hitchcock's career. I know many people love PSYCHO and THE BIRDS, but to me they aren't anywhere near as entertaining as Hitchcock's late fifties films(even though they are excellent films in their own right).

Vertigo was pretty good.  I confess that I haven't seen Psycho or The Birds yet.  My favorites (in no particular order) are Rear Window, Spellbound, To Catch a Thief, Dial M for murder, Notorious, and I Confess.

I like all of those. Strangers on a Train is another good one if you haven't seen it. I Confess is an underrated gem.

I just looked up Strangers on a Train on IMDb and will definitely have to check it out.  Thanks for the recommendation!
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Post by: Larry on October 03, 2013, 01:59:23 AM
One of my all time favorites! To me, this and VERTIGO where the peak of Hitchcock's career. I know many people love PSYCHO and THE BIRDS, but to me they aren't anywhere near as entertaining as Hitchcock's late fifties films(even though they are excellent films in their own right).

Vertigo was pretty good.  I confess that I haven't seen Psycho or The Birds yet.  My favorites (in no particular order) are Rear Window, Spellbound, To Catch a Thief, Dial M for murder, Notorious, and I Confess.

I like all of those. Strangers on a Train is another good one if you haven't seen it. I Confess is an underrated gem.

I just looked up Strangers on a Train on IMDb and will definitely have to check it out.  Thanks for the recommendation!

It may be my favorite Hitchcock picture, as it was the first one I saw as a kid on television. I won't give anything important away, but all the scenes at a small town carnival are unforgettable. Oh, and the villain of the piece is definitely supposed to be a pervy homosexual. Politically incorrect by today's standards.
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Post by: Larry on October 03, 2013, 02:05:48 AM
I watched THE EXORCIST tonight as part of my October horror film festival. I should probably stick to the more fun horror flicks like the classic Frankenstein movies. Don't get me wrong, it's one of the best pictures ever made. But it's not fun at all, and the evil portrayed is very real, and very frightening. There was one line I didn't remember from previous viewings. The young priest, Fr. Karras, who is questioning his faith, asks the older and wiser priest Fr. Merrin why the devil would choose an innocent little girl to possess. Fr. Merrin's answer: "He wants us to despair. He wants  to reduce us to believe that we are base and inhuman animals, and make us believe that God could never love us". Profound stuff. I so wish Hollywood would make more movies that take our Faith seriously.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on October 04, 2013, 01:31:04 PM
Murders in the Rue Morgue(1932) with Bela Lugosi. Lugosi is great, and so is the art direction. But the dialogue and supporting cast almost sink the movie. Almost.
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Post by: Bonaventure on October 05, 2013, 11:54:33 PM
Runner Runner. Moral of the story: don't make money in a sleazy way.
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Post by: Larry on October 06, 2013, 11:36:49 AM
The Walking Dead, not the AMC series, but the original movie of that title with Boris Karloff from 1936. Another great morality tale, disguised as a horror picture. The last line of the film: "The Lord Our God is a jealous God".
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Post by: Elizabeth on October 07, 2013, 12:30:26 PM
The House on Telegraph Hill  Not bad at all, and my little girl liked it, too.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on October 07, 2013, 02:24:08 PM
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Post by: Bonaventure on October 07, 2013, 04:21:29 PM
The House on Telegraph Hill  Not bad at all, and my little girl liked it, too.

I've been on that hill many times.
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Post by: Elizabeth on October 08, 2013, 09:35:49 AM
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I've been on that hill many times.

Me, too.  The very fondest memories I have are of SF.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on October 14, 2013, 06:00:26 PM
Gravity


Great great 3d movie...but Ironically barren of any gravitas. not sure the 24 bux was worth it...but its good for teenagers and familys.( no sex/nudity...just some language stuff) ..great space geek stuff....the physics seem spot on and extremely realistic looking.
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Post by: LouisIX on October 14, 2013, 06:11:42 PM
Gravity


Great great 3d movie...but Ironically barren of any gravitas. not sure the 24 bux was worth it...but its good for teenagers and familys.( no sex/nudity...just some language stuff) ..great space geek stuff....the physics seem spot on and extremely realistic looking.

I was originally hoping it'd be philosophical in a nod to 2001, but it appears that the movie isn't really like that.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on October 14, 2013, 07:04:24 PM
Gravity


Great great 3d movie...but Ironically barren of any gravitas. not sure the 24 bux was worth it...but its good for teenagers and familys.( no sex/nudity...just some language stuff) ..great space geek stuff....the physics seem spot on and extremely realistic looking.

I was originally hoping it'd be philosophical in a nod to 2001, but it appears that the movie isn't really like that.
thats the way they hyped it..but no deal. There are obvious nods to previous space movies like 2001 and many others..even Wall-e....but no real mystical stuff. Just awsome effects
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Post by: zork on October 17, 2013, 10:55:36 PM
The Galaxy Invader (1985). It was awful, but not without redemptive qualities.
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Post by: Adeodatus on October 17, 2013, 11:29:14 PM
"Chosin", a good interview documentary about the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
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Post by: dueSicilie on October 18, 2013, 09:44:45 AM
Dred, it was awesome! (a couple of suggestive/ sexual elements, but the action made up for it)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on October 18, 2013, 12:15:13 PM
Vampyr, a Danish film directed by Carl Dreyer(who also directed The Passion of Joan of Arc) from 1932. One of the most Catholic horror films ever made. And also one of the scariest.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on October 18, 2013, 09:41:31 PM
Mamma Mia
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Post by: Bonaventure on October 20, 2013, 08:58:31 PM
Dr. No
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Post by: dueSicilie on October 20, 2013, 09:11:43 PM
Dr. No

Is it just me, or do Felix's sunglasses look really womanly?
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Post by: Clare on October 31, 2013, 06:38:16 PM
Rio Bravo
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Post by: Maximilian on October 31, 2013, 07:05:22 PM
"To Live" -- Chinese movie by Zhang Yimou, starring Gong Li. Epic movie.

Available to watch free on Youtube:

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Post by: Heinrich on October 31, 2013, 07:32:27 PM
"Chosin", a good interview documentary about the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.

Is this the story of the rescued Marines?

Regardless, do you have a link?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on November 03, 2013, 12:32:32 AM
Diary of a Country Priest
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Bonaventure on November 03, 2013, 12:33:29 AM
Dr. No

Is it just me, or do Felix's sunglasses look really womanly?

They do.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Basilios on November 03, 2013, 07:00:51 AM
Django Unchained.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on November 09, 2013, 10:55:26 PM
Thor 2: The Dark World. A little slow in the beginning, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. Tom Hiddleston steals the movie.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on November 10, 2013, 02:29:45 AM
Thor 2: The Dark World. A little slow in the beginning, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. Tom Hiddleston steals the movie.

Agreed.

I wish Loki had a larger role.  Apparently if Thor 4 gets made, they know where to take him. But his character is so.... Delightfully bad.  And his voice... His voice fits the role so well.

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Post by: Larry on November 10, 2013, 12:05:56 PM
Thor 2: The Dark World. A little slow in the beginning, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. Tom Hiddleston steals the movie.

Agreed.

I wish Loki had a larger role.  Apparently if Thor 4 gets made, they know where to take him. But his character is so.... Delightfully bad.  And his voice... His voice fits the role so well.

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They should just make a Loki movie, and let Thor be the supporting character.
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Post by: Gerard on November 10, 2013, 12:08:16 PM
Thor 2: The Dark World. A little slow in the beginning, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. Tom Hiddleston steals the movie.

Agreed.

I wish Loki had a larger role.  Apparently if Thor 4 gets made, they know where to take him. But his character is so.... Delightfully bad.  And his voice... His voice fits the role so well.

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I enjoyed it too.  I was recently reading the old Lee/Kirby issues in Marvel Masterworks from the 60s and it's amazing how true to the original flavor the movie producers have been. 

In those stories, the masculinity of Thor was always prominent and humorous whenever he was in a city of "the mortals."  I think there's a clear distinction between strong masculine and feminine roles in the film and that is going to be part of its appeal as well as make it a target of the enemies of gender identity in the society. 

Though I do think they only touched on the opportunity to use Volstagg as a comic foil. 

If the genre continues, and the Asgardian aspect grows in popularity, I would really enjoy a light, semi-comedic movie of The Warriors Three with Lady Sif. 

As it is, they are definitely going towards the Jim Starlin "cosmic" epic tales as demonstrated by the introduction of The Collector and they'll wait to bring in Thanos for the 3rd Avengers movie, so that'll mean Adam Warlock is a possibility. 

Starlin wrote most of his best stories pirating from Catholicism and setting up straw man versions of the Church to portray as evil organizations.  He's got a love/hate thing going on with Catholicism.

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Post by: piabee on November 11, 2013, 03:00:38 AM
Bottle Shock, following an afternoon of California wine tasting.
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Post by: OCLittleFlower on November 11, 2013, 04:07:28 AM
Bottle Shock, following an afternoon of California wine tasting.

Great film.  Montelena is a great winery to visit as well -- if I ever win the lotto I'm buying their estate cab on futures.  :tongue:
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Post by: red solo cup on November 11, 2013, 07:09:01 AM
Olympus has Fallen.  Meh.
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Post by: Archer on November 11, 2013, 09:41:53 AM
Olympus has Fallen.  Meh.

I saw that this spring.  It had a couple good one liners and a lot of stuff got blown up. 
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Post by: drummerboy on November 11, 2013, 09:56:10 AM
R.I.P.D.  (Rest In Peace Dept.)

Ryan Reynolds is a dirty cop who gets killed by his dirty partner, and instead of going to hell is recruited to work with Jeff Bridges to arrest "deados" - basically escaped souls from hell - and then some deados make a staff that will release hell on earth but they are stopped.  Pretty funny.
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Post by: Aquila on November 11, 2013, 12:46:26 PM
Gravity, Pacific Rim, and Star Trek: into Darkness

Gravity was great in 3D.

Pacific Rim is possibly the worst film I have ever seen. I have know idea how on earth it got 4 stars on Amazon. It's simply atrocious in every department of film-making.

Star Trek was alright. I actually thought it was a little better than the 2009 film. Cumberbatch is a good Khan, but I think the actor himself is a bit overrated. I still much prefer TWOK and First Contact. The new films are much, much better than Nemesis however....man that was a bad film! Whole franchise had to be rebooted after that stinker.



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Post by: Bonaventure on November 11, 2013, 06:39:44 PM
Thor 2
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Post by: Kaesekopf on November 11, 2013, 07:32:05 PM
Pacific Rim is possibly the worst film I have ever seen. I have know idea how on earth it got 4 stars on Amazon. It's simply atrocious in every department of film-making.

A priest I know described Pacific Rim this way, in a deadpan manner:
"While watching it, I wanted the monsters to win."
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Post by: Aquila on November 11, 2013, 08:22:49 PM
Pacific Rim is possibly the worst film I have ever seen. I have know idea how on earth it got 4 stars on Amazon. It's simply atrocious in every department of film-making.

A priest I know described Pacific Rim this way, in a deadpan manner:
"While watching it, I wanted the monsters to win."

 ;D

 It was the film Michael Bay only dreams of making. Clichéd, cheesy dialogue? Check. Idiotic main characters who somehow survive despite terrible decision-making and zero common sense? Check. Melodramatic, over the top death scenes? Check. A plot that you can predict the ending to within the first ten minutes (literally)? Check! Plot holes you could drive a semi-truck through? Of course! Completely unrealistic CGI? It's the only thing the movie has going for it. Technology that would never actually exist in real life because the entire concept underlying it is horribly flawed? Naturally.
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Post by: piabee on November 12, 2013, 03:53:42 PM
Bottle Shock, following an afternoon of California wine tasting.

Great film.  Montelena is a great winery to visit as well -- if I ever win the lotto I'm buying their estate cab on futures.  :tongue:

I had never heard of it before but I enjoyed it. It was a great way to wind down after all the boozing and driving (activities which were not done by the same people, obvi).
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Post by: Larry on November 13, 2013, 11:39:07 AM
Man of Steel on Blu-ray.
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Post by: Mr. Mysterious on November 15, 2013, 12:47:06 AM
Thor 2: The Dark World. I like how they brought in one of The Elders of the Universe (Taneleer Tivan, The Collecter) after the credits and alluded to the Infinity Gems. I agree that Adam Warlock may make an eventual appearance but I'll also hope for Captain Mar-vell also. (The Silver Surfer would be even better not to mention some of the other Elders of the Universe such as the Grandmaster, the Gardener, the Runner, etc.)

I'd also enjoy it if in the next Thor movie they use some of the Asgardians not often seen in the Thor comic book: Tyr, Hermod, Hoder, Frey, Freya, Idunn, Aegir, Njord, Bragi, as well as greater roles for Balder and appearances by the death goddess Hela, the Frost Giant Ymir and the fire demon Surtur.

 
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Post by: Gerard on November 15, 2013, 01:23:02 AM
Thor 2: The Dark World. I like how they brought in one of The Elders of the Universe (Taneleer Tivan, The Collecter) after the credits and alluded to the Infinity Gems. I agree that Adam Warlock may make an eventual appearance but I'll also hope for Captain Mar-vell also. (The Silver Surfer would be even better not to mention some of the other Elders of the Universe such as the Grandmaster, the Gardener, the Runner, etc.)

I'd also enjoy it if in the next Thor movie they use some of the Asgardians not often seen in the Thor comic book: Tyr, Hermod, Hoder, Frey, Freya, Idunn, Aegir, Njord, Bragi, as well as greater roles for Balder and appearances by the death goddess Hela, the Frost Giant Ymir and the fire demon Surtur.

 

Don't forget two classics: The Enchantress and The Executioner. 

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Post by: Mr. Mysterious on November 15, 2013, 10:17:16 AM
Thor 2: The Dark World. I like how they brought in one of The Elders of the Universe (Taneleer Tivan, The Collecter) after the credits and alluded to the Infinity Gems. I agree that Adam Warlock may make an eventual appearance but I'll also hope for Captain Mar-vell also. (The Silver Surfer would be even better not to mention some of the other Elders of the Universe such as the Grandmaster, the Gardener, the Runner, etc.)

I'd also enjoy it if in the next Thor movie they use some of the Asgardians not often seen in the Thor comic book: Tyr, Hermod, Hoder, Frey, Freya, Idunn, Aegir, Njord, Bragi, as well as greater roles for Balder and appearances by the death goddess Hela, the Frost Giant Ymir and the fire demon Surtur.

 

Don't forget two classics: The Enchantress and The Executioner.
Right! I also forgot Ulik and Geirrodur the rock trolls.
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Post by: Larry on November 15, 2013, 12:49:33 PM
Thor 2: The Dark World. A little slow in the beginning, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. Tom Hiddleston steals the movie.

Agreed.

I wish Loki had a larger role.  Apparently if Thor 4 gets made, they know where to take him. But his character is so.... Delightfully bad.  And his voice... His voice fits the role so well.

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I enjoyed it too.  I was recently reading the old Lee/Kirby issues in Marvel Masterworks from the 60s and it's amazing how true to the original flavor the movie producers have been. 

In those stories, the masculinity of Thor was always prominent and humorous whenever he was in a city of "the mortals."  I think there's a clear distinction between strong masculine and feminine roles in the film and that is going to be part of its appeal as well as make it a target of the enemies of gender identity in the society. 

Though I do think they only touched on the opportunity to use Volstagg as a comic foil. 

If the genre continues, and the Asgardian aspect grows in popularity, I would really enjoy a light, semi-comedic movie of The Warriors Three with Lady Sif. 

As it is, they are definitely going towards the Jim Starlin "cosmic" epic tales as demonstrated by the introduction of The Collector and they'll wait to bring in Thanos for the 3rd Avengers movie, so that'll mean Adam Warlock is a possibility. 

Starlin wrote most of his best stories pirating from Catholicism and setting up straw man versions of the Church to portray as evil organizations.  He's got a love/hate thing going on with Catholicism.

Interesting info, Gerard. I read those Starlin stories as a little kid and just thought they were great fun. I wouldn't mind reading them again to see the subtext.
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Post by: Gerard on November 15, 2013, 01:31:35 PM
Interesting info, Gerard. I read those Starlin stories as a little kid and just thought they were great fun. I wouldn't mind reading them again to see the subtext.

I thought the same thing.  I would never have thought he was actually trying to attack the Catholic Church but just borrowing frameworks. 

In the Warlock storyline, his future self was The Magus who was the head of the Universal Church of Truth. 

And if you read the "Dreadstar" series that was even more directly pulled with the use of clergy and nuns in pursuit of power and the "Thanos-like" Villian, The Lord High Papal complete with clerical collar, stained glass and all.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZcC-zGpCCuU/UR1_RZSiZoI/AAAAAAAAA1w/LPDMZ4yygEk/s400/lordpapal1_large.jpg)
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Post by: Larry on November 15, 2013, 02:38:31 PM
Wow. I don't remember seeing that. The two issues by Starlin that I remember were an Avengers Annual and a Marvel Two-in-One Annual that had some incredible artwork; Thanos was the villain. But I don't recall the Church bashing, if it was in those stories at all.

Anyway, last movie I watched was Charlie Chaplin's City Lights on the Criterion Collection Blu-ray. What a beautiful movie.
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Post by: Mr. Mysterious on November 18, 2013, 02:07:19 PM
Wow. I don't remember seeing that. The two issues by Starlin that I remember were an Avengers Annual and a Marvel Two-in-One Annual that had some incredible artwork; Thanos was the villain. But I don't recall the Church bashing, if it was in those stories at all.

Anyway, last movie I watched was Charlie Chaplin's City Lights on the Criterion Collection Blu-ray. What a beautiful movie.
Those were Avengers Annual #7 and Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2, 1977. It featured the death of Adam Warlock, Gamora, and Pip the Troll though Warlock's spirit came out of the Soul Gem and turned Thanos to stone.
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Post by: Adeodatus on November 18, 2013, 03:50:09 PM
Last of the Mohicans, 1992. A truly atrocious film. Worst of all was the slanderous perversion of the character of General Montcalm. Historically, after his capture of the fort (one of his several brilliant victories over the British) he tried to prevent his indian allies from ambushing and butchering the defeated British. In the film, they depict it as actually being his idea!

That to me is so Hollywood. Sure, the story is from the British/American perspective. But General Montcalm was not like that. Hollywood apparently cannot conceive of someone being on the other side and not being a total heel.
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Post by: Heinrich on November 18, 2013, 06:24:17 PM
Last of the Mohicans, 1992. A truly atrocious film. Worst of all was the slanderous perversion of the character of General Montcalm. Historically, after his capture of the fort (one of his several brilliant victories over the British) he tried to prevent his indian allies from ambushing and butchering the defeated British. In the film, they depict it as actually being his idea!

That to me is so Hollywood. Sure, the story is from the British/American perspective. But General Montcalm was not like that. Hollywood apparently cannot conceive of someone being on the other side and not being a total heel.

I remember his character also rationalizing the slaughter with the words to the effect of I am of the True Faith. Any chance Hwood has to smear and darken Goodness, they will take it.

But you have to admit, the H2H combat scenes are some of the best choreographed ever.
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Post by: Heinrich on November 18, 2013, 06:27:47 PM
A documentary on the KLitschko brothers. I am still labeling them as cliched, but damn they are powerful and interesting men. Neat also in that I am a contempory of Vitali, the older of the two. Hearing about his lean life in communism while I got fat and cocky in capitalism is of interest.


ETA: it appears this trailer is from a Polish POV and the commentary from the brothers is in German. The trainer speaks English.
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Post by: MilesChristi on November 18, 2013, 07:11:32 PM
Last of the Mohicans, 1992. A truly atrocious film. Worst of all was the slanderous perversion of the character of General Montcalm. Historically, after his capture of the fort (one of his several brilliant victories over the British) he tried to prevent his indian allies from ambushing and butchering the defeated British. In the film, they depict it as actually being his idea!

That to me is so Hollywood. Sure, the story is from the British/American perspective. But General Montcalm was not like that. Hollywood apparently cannot conceive of someone being on the other side and not being a total heel.

how did it happen in the book?
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Post by: Adeodatus on November 19, 2013, 01:37:25 PM
Last of the Mohicans, 1992. A truly atrocious film. Worst of all was the slanderous perversion of the character of General Montcalm. Historically, after his capture of the fort (one of his several brilliant victories over the British) he tried to prevent his indian allies from ambushing and butchering the defeated British. In the film, they depict it as actually being his idea!

That to me is so Hollywood. Sure, the story is from the British/American perspective. But General Montcalm was not like that. Hollywood apparently cannot conceive of someone being on the other side and not being a total heel.

how did it happen in the book?

Good question. I haven't read the book, though I've heard that the movie doesn't really follow it.
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Post by: moneil on November 24, 2013, 01:47:40 AM
Tonight on PBS KWSU (the hometown station, I work at the Washington State University Dairy Center):

Giant (1956) with Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, and Rock Hudson.  It was about an old line Texas ranch family.  I rather enjoyed it.

Unrelated to the topic, but WSU defeated the University of Utah this afternoon 49-37, and are likely headed to a bowl game.
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Post by: Bernadette on November 24, 2013, 06:40:21 AM
Miracle on 34th St, 1947 version. I always watch it around this time of year, and love it every time. Soon it will be time for A Charlie Brown Christmas.  :)
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Post by: Adeodatus on November 25, 2013, 12:18:41 AM
Saw the latest Hungry Games. Was decent. Definitely a transitional piece: you either didn't care for the first one so there's no point in seeing this one, or you liked the first one and this one whets your appetite for #3. The pacing was good but there wasn't a whole lot of action. There's no island full of teenagers massacring each other: re-watch #1 or Battle Royale for that. This one is all about politics, setting up the revolution, dealing with the other victors, etc. There is a "hunger arena" battle but it's not the same as the first one, and takes up less of the movie.
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Post by: red solo cup on November 27, 2013, 11:19:05 AM
Damages. Season 5.
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Post by: Larry on November 27, 2013, 11:21:59 AM
The original 1933 King Kong on Blu-ray.
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Post by: piabee on November 28, 2013, 01:48:48 AM
Catching Fire.
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Post by: OCLittleFlower on November 28, 2013, 03:33:52 AM
Catching Fire.

When I saw you as the most recent poster, I knew this was going to be your answer...
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Post by: piabee on November 28, 2013, 11:53:35 AM
Hahaha! Everyone and their mother saw it last night. It was really good. More substantial than the first one. My sister hasn't seen the first one and it's not a genre she cares for, but now she wants to read the books.
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Post by: piabee on November 29, 2013, 11:54:05 AM
The Hunger Games, followed by The Bling Ring. It was festive.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on December 02, 2013, 08:50:42 PM
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Post by: piabee on December 03, 2013, 12:17:27 AM
The Awakening. Weird. Terrible.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on December 03, 2013, 12:33:39 AM
The Awakening. Weird. Terrible.

Odd.  I thought it was pretty good.  A tad frustrating towards the end, but better than most ghost stories.  It was superbly filmed, at any rate: pale, haunting, Edwardian gothic.
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Post by: piabee on December 03, 2013, 06:48:08 AM
It had potential, but it went completely off the rails halfway through.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on December 03, 2013, 11:16:32 AM
It had potential, but it went completely off the rails halfway through.

The set-up was much better than the fulfillment, I agree, but I didn't think it was all that bad.  I rated it "four stars" on my Netflix account (which, according to Netflix, means I "really liked it") but probably more for the atmospherics and the actors than the story.  Rebecca Hall and Dominic West are both pretty good.  They're not Saoirse Ronan or  Michael Fassbender, of course, but they'll do.

I've been away from this thread for several months.  Getting caught up:

Vampyr, a Danish film directed by Carl Dreyer(who also directed The Passion of Joan of Arc) from 1932. One of the most Catholic horror films ever made. And also one of the scariest.

Agreed.  It's hard for me to decide if the best vampire movie is Vampyr or Nosferatu (or, wild card nomination: Shadow of the Vampire), but Vampyr is definitely at the pinnacle.  There's an exquisite Criterion Collection boxed edition that is well worth the price.  The bonus materials are actually worthwhile, for a change.  The story behind it is just as strange as the movie.  The main actor, Julian West, was not a trained actor at all, but a wealthy eccentric baron who financed the movie with the caveat that he be its star.  (I guess it was easier to get away with that kind of thing in the days of silents).  Fortunately he had a solemnly expressive stare.

A good Christmas present for a cinephile.

(http://www.criterionforum.org/packaging/vampyr4.JPG)

"To Live" -- Chinese movie by Zhang Yimou, starring Gong Li. Epic movie.

Zhang Yimou has made some really superb films, mostly in the 90s.  Raise the Red Lantern and The Road Home, like To Live, are both great.  I don't know why he hopped on the bandwagon of martial arts films in the aughts, but oh well.

I should add, Maximilian, on a complimentary note, that your tenure on this forum has greatly improved its overall quality.  I've only been a lurker since your arrival, but I have admired many of your posts.  You have a gift for articulating unpopular views well; you're able to appeal to both reason and intuition.  I just wanted to say as much now, since I won't be able to in the unlikely event that you get permanently banned (may it never happen).
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Post by: Larry on December 03, 2013, 12:19:38 PM

Quote from:Mr Brocklehurst

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Agreed.  It's hard for me to decide if the best vampire movie is Vampyr or Nosferatu (or, wild card nomination: Shadow of the Vampire), but Vampyr is definitely at the pinnacle.  There's an exquisite Criterion Collection boxed edition that is well worth the price.  The bonus materials are actually worthwhile, for a change.  The story behind it is just as strange as the movie.  The main actor, Julian West, was not a trained actor at all, but a wealthy eccentric baron who financed the movie with the caveat that he be its star.  (I guess it was easier to get away with that kind of thing in the days of silents).  Fortunately he had a solemnly expressive stare.

A good Christmas present for a cinephile.


I watched Nosferatu last week; it was just released to Blu-ray. I think I like Vampyr more, but both are great films. Being a fan of the Hollywood horror films of the thirties, I think my personal favorite vampire movie is the underrated Dracula's Daughter, but Vampyr is probably the best movie ever made on the subject of the Undead.

I have that Criterion edition of Vampyr, it is a beautiful set.
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Post by: Maximilian on December 03, 2013, 12:30:59 PM
Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful compliment.

I just wanted to say as much now, since I won't be able to in the unlikely event that you get permanently banned (may it never happen).

In the past I've been pretty good at ducking those things, although this forum seems more arbitrary and therefore more easy to slip up. Although one time I was banned from Angelqueen for defending Bishop Williamson. Ironically, this was before 2009, at which time everyone including the moderator switched sides and started liking Bishop Williamson. Which was a very heart-warming thing to see -- that everyone supported him when he was under attack, rather than fleeing in his time of need, even though they had been ambivalent beforehand.
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Post by: RedCaves on December 03, 2013, 12:33:40 PM
Pacific Rim

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Post by: Adeodatus on December 03, 2013, 06:46:59 PM
Thor: The Dark World.

I enjoy the blend of mythology and science fiction, and the interesting spin they put on things like the svartalfar. I enjoy Thor as a traditional hero: strong, faithful, forthright, generous. Beautiful scenery and effects.
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Post by: zork on December 04, 2013, 12:36:41 PM
Still waiting on some friends to nail down an available date for seeing Catching Fire.

Still waiting on some film company to produce an adaptation of Stephen King's The Long Walk, which is in a very similar vein to The Hunger Games.
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Post by: Bernadette on December 04, 2013, 06:03:09 PM
A Christmas Story.  :)
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on December 04, 2013, 07:32:08 PM
A Christmas Story.  :)

Oooooh, Ralphie and his BB gun. 
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Post by: Christknight104 on December 04, 2013, 11:14:26 PM
Gravity.
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Post by: Hohenstaufen on December 05, 2013, 12:06:23 AM
Just rewatched Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters.

(http://criticsroundup.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/mishima-a-life-in-four-chapters-still.jpg)

A really excellent film.  My favorite piece of it is the third chapter, "Runaway Horses":

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Post by: totiusque on December 05, 2013, 01:59:00 AM
Theaters - Thor 2, Catching Fire (both decent)
Home - Flight (wish I hadn't seen this one, for several reasons)
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Post by: The Harlequin King on December 05, 2013, 09:08:10 PM
A lot of Thor watchers here. I was a big fan of the original, but one of my close friends who saw it, and whose opinion on comic films I mostly trust, rated Thor 2 a 4 out of 10. Totally lambasted the thing. Kenneth Branagh also wasn't involved. As such, I've avoided it for now.

You guys might like the little factoid, though, that Chris Hemsworth's wife was Natalie Portman's kissing double for one scene.
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Post by: totiusque on December 05, 2013, 10:17:22 PM
I actually enjoyed Thor 2 more than the original, but I'm not a comic book reader so I can't say how it compares with the comics.  The only thing I really disliked about the sequel was Natalie Portman's friend in the movie, who was very annoying and distracting.  Hiddleston's Loki was the real character who stole the show.

Interesting fact about Hemsworth, though.  Just saw an interview with his brother Liam on Leno, and it sounded like they came from a good tight-knit family, and that Hollywood hasn't really changed them.  Then again, Liam did date Miley Cyrus, so that pretty much kills that theory.
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Post by: Gerard on December 05, 2013, 10:56:51 PM
Thor was treated differently in the comics depending on the comics themselves.  It's a vast difference between how Thor was portrayed in the Avengers comics vs. his own book.  In the Avengers he was just powerful muscle that would get knocked out on occasion in order to show off how powerful the villain is. The Thor comics especially in the Stan Lee / Jack Kirby days (and later the Walt Simonson years) they were incredibly fantastical stories and "over the top" was considered the baseline.  Thor 2 is definitely in the direction of Thor's own comics vs.

(http://iaincarstairs.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/thor1.jpg?w=404&h=338)

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Post by: Larry on December 06, 2013, 01:24:51 PM
Thor was treated differently in the comics depending on the comics themselves.  It's a vast difference between how Thor was portrayed in the Avengers comics vs. his own book.  In the Avengers he was just powerful muscle that would get knocked out on occasion in order to show off how powerful the villain is. The Thor comics especially in the Stan Lee / Jack Kirby days (and later the Walt Simonson years) they were incredibly fantastical stories and "over the top" was considered the baseline.  Thor 2 is definitely in the direction of Thor's own comics vs.

(http://iaincarstairs.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/thor1.jpg?w=404&h=338)

There was one great Avengers story in the comics where Thor and the Hulk had a big knock down drag out fight. I was glad they referenced it a little bit in the Avengers movie.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on December 06, 2013, 11:05:42 PM
I just finished episode one of the 3 part Ken Burns Prohibition series.

Man oh man...
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Post by: piabee on December 07, 2013, 03:16:14 AM
My favorite part is suddenly recognizing what celebrity is narrating.
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Post by: Hohenstaufen on December 11, 2013, 11:23:04 AM
Watched El Cid the other night, which I highly recommend to anyone here.

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Post by: RobertJS on December 11, 2013, 12:24:51 PM
 Carbine Williams (1952) with James Stewart
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Post by: Larry on December 11, 2013, 05:37:47 PM
The 1968 version of The Producers on Blu-ray.
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Post by: Bonaventure on December 11, 2013, 06:04:57 PM
Just rewatched Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters.

I saw it as well. The postmodernists in college love him. What do you think of his seppuku stunt?
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Post by: Elizabeth on December 11, 2013, 08:40:23 PM
I just finished episode one of the 3 part Ken Burns Prohibition series.

Man oh man...

Why oh why????? should I check it out, is it free?
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Post by: Larry on December 14, 2013, 01:04:37 PM
The second Hobbit movie. Pretty good.
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Post by: drummerboy on December 14, 2013, 01:54:56 PM
So I'm guessing that the filming is all done for the trilogy, right?  It has to be for them to be released so quick.

Which would be good because Ian McKellan isn't getting any younger.  If they dragged out the filming, he might pass away, and then they'd have to cgi him in, which would be weird.
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Post by: Larry on December 14, 2013, 02:22:47 PM
So I'm guessing that the filming is all done for the trilogy, right?  It has to be for them to be released so quick.

Which would be good because Ian McKellan isn't getting any younger.  If they dragged out the filming, he might pass away, and then they'd have to cgi him in, which would be weird.


Yeah, I'm pretty sure they're done. I think they also did all of Christopher Lee's footage; he wasn't in this one, but he's supposed to be in the 3rd.
I liked a lot of this movie more than the first, but there was something missing. I didn't think the music was as good, and there's too much filler. But I had a good time and I'll see it again. But not in IMAX. I was getting dizzy watching the action scenes. Smaug is the coolest dragon I've ever seen in a movie.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on December 14, 2013, 05:24:53 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_bOZOmNN4UI/URxBw31Xq2I/AAAAAAAAC2c/Jlp9FUQjJLU/s320/936full-mrs.-miniver-poster.jpg)
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on December 14, 2013, 06:21:23 PM
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on December 14, 2013, 11:11:07 PM
Grifters....bleh
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Post by: drummerboy on December 15, 2013, 10:25:00 AM
Red 2

Very good movie.  Not as funny as the first, but it could stand on its own as a good comedy.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on December 15, 2013, 02:34:43 PM
Red 2

Very good movie.  Not as funny as the first, but it could stand on its own as a good comedy.
I thought it was good too
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Post by: Michael Wilson on December 15, 2013, 03:01:34 PM
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Yes, I just watched the first movie of this series: 'The Hunger Games' and this sequel. Both were very well done. The trilogy is a good story; the author takes her heroine through one psychological and physical trauma after another; by the end of the last book, she is finally getting over PTSS, but she will never recover totally.
Also, I'm looking forward to watching the Hobbit-2; I saw the trailer on youtube, and it looks like a great movie. I also enjoyed the first movie a lot. Peter Jackson has made Tolkien's little story into an epic. 
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Post by: Elizabeth on December 15, 2013, 04:20:29 PM
Yo, I thought [/Hunger Gamesb] was a big no-no???  I'm interested in seeing it now if MW gives it the OK!
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Post by: red solo cup on December 15, 2013, 06:09:22 PM
Flight with Denzel Washington
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Post by: drummerboy on December 15, 2013, 07:05:07 PM
Flight with Denzel Washington

That was an awesome movie.  Didn't care for the very beginning scene in the hotel... but the rest was good.  And John Goodman played an awesome dealer; I liked the beer bottle opener on the dashboard.
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Post by: red solo cup on December 16, 2013, 07:16:02 AM
Flight with Denzel Washington

That was an awesome movie.  Didn't care for the very beginning scene in the hotel... but the rest was good.  And John Goodman played an awesome dealer; I liked the beer bottle opener on the dashboard.
Goodman WAS funny. "Don't touch the murch"!
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on December 16, 2013, 05:55:17 PM
Flight with Denzel Washington
turned into another AA preachy hogswallop...very disappointed.
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Post by: Sbyvl36 on December 16, 2013, 07:18:47 PM
Sahara.  Humphrey Bogart
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Post by: Larry on December 16, 2013, 08:40:07 PM
Sahara.  Humphrey Bogart

Great movie! J. Carroll Naish steals the movie in my opinion.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on December 18, 2013, 11:44:56 AM
I watched less than half of the Star Wars Holiday Special last night. It was the worst piece of trash tied to a major franchise I've ever seen.
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Post by: Gerard on December 18, 2013, 12:20:29 PM
I watched less than half of the Star Wars Holiday Special last night. It was the worst piece of trash tied to a major franchise I've ever seen.

With or without the Rifftrax accompaniment? 

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Post by: The Harlequin King on December 18, 2013, 12:21:05 PM
Without the Rifftrax. Sober.
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Post by: Gerard on December 18, 2013, 12:44:56 PM
Without the Rifftrax. Sober.


Ugh…what were you thinking?
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Post by: The Harlequin King on December 18, 2013, 12:57:56 PM
Without the Rifftrax. Sober.


Ugh…what were you thinking?

That I wanted to cover my Lenten penance for the next five years in advance, apparently.
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Post by: zork on December 18, 2013, 12:59:36 PM
I watched less than half of the Star Wars Holiday Special last night. It was the worst piece of trash tied to a major franchise I've ever seen.

On that note--Happy Life Day, everybody!
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Post by: Larry on December 18, 2013, 09:10:55 PM
Without the Rifftrax. Sober.


Ugh…what were you thinking?

That I wanted to cover my Lenten penance for the next five years in advance, apparently.

 :laugh:
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Post by: Bowwow on December 18, 2013, 09:29:06 PM
I watched less than half of the Star Wars Holiday Special last night. It was the worst piece of trash tied to a major franchise I've ever seen.

With or without the Rifftrax accompaniment? 


"The Star Wars Holiday Special will continue - despite growing protests outside our office!"

My favorite part :lol:
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Post by: Adeodatus on December 19, 2013, 12:34:31 AM
Breaker Morant on Netflix. Quite a fine movie (I'd seen it before).
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Post by: totiusque on December 19, 2013, 04:06:13 AM
Hobbit 2.   Enjoyable popcorn movie once you've come to the realization that this is Peter Jackson's creation, not JRR Tolkien's.  There should be a disclaimer at the beginning saying - All characters appearing in this work are fictitious.  Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, or from JRR Tolkien's original book, is purely coincidental.
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on December 19, 2013, 12:31:28 PM
Elysium - Pretty decent eye candy if an obvious push for an Open US Borders policy. All the oppressed people in this movie are Latin types.
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Post by: Jacob on December 19, 2013, 07:58:53 PM
The last "new to me" movie I saw was To Be and to Have, a French documentary.

It is a year in the life of a teacher who teaches 12 students ages 4 to 10 in a rural school in central France.

It was engrossing.
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Post by: Maximilian on December 21, 2013, 12:25:12 AM
"The Recipe" (Doenjang) - A Korean movie. Very beautiful, lyrical, artistic, subtly surrealistic. Available on Netflix.
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Post by: Bonaventure on December 21, 2013, 01:59:54 AM
Next
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Post by: red solo cup on December 21, 2013, 12:39:49 PM
World War Z. Stupid.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on December 21, 2013, 01:06:59 PM
World War Z. Stupid.

Did you expect anything else?
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Post by: red solo cup on December 21, 2013, 01:14:55 PM
Not really. It was two hours of my life I won't get back.
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Post by: RedCaves on December 21, 2013, 08:27:21 PM
World War Z. Stupid.

I liked it. Even though I thought it borrowed too much from 28 Days Later
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Post by: Bonaventure on December 21, 2013, 09:18:10 PM
I liked it. Even though I thought it borrowed too much from 28 Days Later

It was better. 28 is overrated.
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Post by: tmw89 on December 22, 2013, 08:09:55 PM
Going My Way.

May +Williamson forgive me...
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Post by: Larry on December 22, 2013, 11:19:22 PM
Going My Way.

May +Williamson forgive me...

It's a great movie, especially the Barry Fitzgerald character.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on December 23, 2013, 07:45:25 AM
Going My Way.

May +Williamson forgive me...

Now you need to watch The Bells of St Marys :)
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Post by: RedCaves on December 23, 2013, 09:12:50 AM
Going My Way.

May +Williamson forgive me...

If you really want to tick him off, watch The Sound of Music. Haha.
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Post by: Basilios on December 23, 2013, 11:44:08 AM
Man of Steel.

Really enjoyed it. A few plot holes/stupid things but otherwise it was solid. The best fighting in a Superhero movie I've seen.

Not sure how I felt about the not-so-subtle attempt at making Superman into a Messiah figure pretty much ripping off Our Lord but I guess it is natural; however, they didn't do anything with that theme except say a few nice things alluding to it. Which is fine but pointless if it doesn't have a conclusion or a greater meaning behind it. I think like a lot of "serious" movies this tried to do too many things and ended up not exploring everything well enough. Which is standard for a movie that is trying to establish Superman/reboot him by giving him a backstory and also something to work with in terms of a proper plot.

I didn't like the flashback sequences. Call me crazy but in terms of straightforward Superhero movies I prefer to have linear timelines. They didn't do it correctly in this movie in my opinion. I also really didn't like the ending. It was just OTT and unnecessary - at least for an introductory movie. Batman Begins was so good because it introduced the character really well but gave him a good plot that wasn't really OTT.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on December 23, 2013, 03:35:37 PM
Not sure how I felt about the not-so-subtle attempt at making Superman into a Messiah figure pretty much ripping off Our Lord but I guess it is natural; however, they didn't do anything with that theme except say a few nice things alluding to it. Which is fine but pointless if it doesn't have a conclusion or a greater meaning behind it.

My friend, who is a major Superman fan, argues that the Superman-as-messiah motif is the "traditional" one most faithful to its origins, and that the Superman-as-boy-scout one is modernist.
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Post by: OCLittleFlower on December 23, 2013, 03:38:20 PM
Frozen -- it was quite good.
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Post by: Bonaventure on December 23, 2013, 03:43:54 PM
American Hustle
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Post by: Larry on December 23, 2013, 04:40:32 PM
It's a Wonderful Life.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on December 23, 2013, 05:06:16 PM
I used a free ticket to see Thor: The Dark World. My roommate rated it a 4 out of 10 and we have common tastes, and I knew the sequel wasn't directed by Kenneth Branagh, so I wasn't expecting anything good. I came out thinking it was mediocre and there were a few moments when I wanted the movie to end (and that's a thought that rarely comes to me at the theater, since I usually want to get my money's worth with a long viewing), but still..... not quite in the realm of "bad".
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Post by: Basilios on December 23, 2013, 05:19:38 PM
Not sure how I felt about the not-so-subtle attempt at making Superman into a Messiah figure pretty much ripping off Our Lord but I guess it is natural; however, they didn't do anything with that theme except say a few nice things alluding to it. Which is fine but pointless if it doesn't have a conclusion or a greater meaning behind it.

My friend, who is a major Superman fan, argues that the Superman-as-messiah motif is the "traditional" one most faithful to its origins, and that the Superman-as-boy-scout one is modernist.

I've heard as much too. I never really liked superman so I don't know too much about his golden years. But this movie wasn't just messianic it was outright copycat.
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Post by: Heinrich on December 23, 2013, 06:07:36 PM
Isnt Superman supposed to be some post modern, jewish allegory?
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Post by: Gerard on December 24, 2013, 01:03:19 AM
Isnt Superman supposed to be some post modern, jewish allegory?

It originally had a Moses theme going with the being sent to Earth in a rocket ship alone like Moses was sent down the Nile.

What eventually and naturally develops out of that is the Christ-figure precisely because Moses and all of the Jewish heroes of the Old Testament are prefigurements of Christ and for that matter Catholic saints. 

People never tire of having their stories be patterned on the truth of what we were made for. 

If they stray too far, the hero flops and the story dies, if they bring the hero closer to Our Lord and the truths of the Faith, the story gains in popularity. 



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Post by: ReadyJoan on December 24, 2013, 02:58:25 AM
Hunger Games Catching Fire.  Way better than the first movie and probably even better than the book in my opinion. 
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Post by: Heinrich on December 24, 2013, 04:08:27 PM
Isnt Superman supposed to be some post modern, jewish allegory?

It originally had a Moses theme going with the being sent to Earth in a rocket ship alone like Moses was sent down the Nile.

What eventually and naturally develops out of that is the Christ-figure precisely because Moses and all of the Jewish heroes of the Old Testament are prefigurements of Christ and for that matter Catholic saints. 

People never tire of having their stories be patterned on the truth of what we were made for. 

If they stray too far, the hero flops and the story dies, if they bring the hero closer to Our Lord and the truths of the Faith, the story gains in popularity.

Makes sense. But it appears to me that Superman is the styled like a Nietschien-Talmudic-Chosenite who comes to save the day. And the populace idolizes the figure. Maybe I am thinking too much into it.


I just received The Departed and The Fighter as early Christmas gifts. Looking forward to seeing these great movies again. Boston Irish. Settlers for great movie idears.
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Post by: zork on December 24, 2013, 05:51:05 PM
Hunger Games Catching Fire.  Way better than the first movie and probably even better than the book in my opinion.

That was my exact opinion of HG:CF as well, right after seeing it.

Just saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug last night.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on December 25, 2013, 11:51:03 AM
Hunger Games Catching Fire.  Way better than the first movie and probably even better than the book in my opinion.
I saw CF first then H.G. I thought they were both well done; although I pictured Peeta a little bit stockier, to reflect his strength in throwing the 100 lb sacks of flower. Johanna was a great cast. And Haymich's "drinking problem" was toned down quite a bit. Come to think of it, so was Catnis's emotional roller-coaster. 
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Post by: RedCaves on December 25, 2013, 12:55:11 PM
47 Ronin.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on December 26, 2013, 12:58:15 AM
(http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/an-angel-at-my-table-1991/large_pctlXU5N2v54kpr9QeCo41vlCkP.jpg)
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Post by: ReadyJoan on December 26, 2013, 05:42:41 AM
47 Ronin.

any good? 
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Post by: Basilios on December 26, 2013, 05:48:40 AM
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjYxMDcyMzIzNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDg2MDU3._V1_SY317_CR5,0,214,317_.jpg)
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Post by: RedCaves on December 26, 2013, 09:57:53 AM
47 Ronin.

any good?

In my opinion, I LOVED it!!!

The critics, however, don't. :(

In real life, Keanu Reeves is part Chinese.

My main concern was that the movie would be extremely white-washed, but it was very minor.

The world of 47 Ronin felt very tangible and realistic, besides the mythical animals and magic powers that occur.
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Post by: zork on December 26, 2013, 02:22:32 PM
Silent Running (1971)
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Post by: Kaesekopf on December 26, 2013, 08:48:35 PM
It's a Wonderful Life.
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Post by: Larry on December 26, 2013, 10:21:50 PM
The 1951 version of A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim as Scrooge. Still the best version of the story.
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Post by: Bowwow on December 26, 2013, 11:42:18 PM
Air Force One.
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Post by: Archer on December 27, 2013, 02:13:18 AM

The 1951 version of A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim as Scrooge. Still the best version of the story.

I beg to differ good sir. The 1984 version with George C. Scott is my favorite.
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Post by: Archer on December 27, 2013, 02:14:07 AM
Just got back from The Hobbit 2. I'll post my thoughts in another thread.
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Post by: Gerard on December 27, 2013, 03:29:47 AM

The 1951 version of A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim as Scrooge. Still the best version of the story.

I beg to differ good sir. The 1984 version with George C. Scott is my favorite.

Mine as well

Highlights

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Post by: OCLittleFlower on December 27, 2013, 05:50:08 AM
Just got back from Saving Mr. Banks.  It was good, but bring Kleenex.
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Post by: Larry on December 27, 2013, 10:00:58 PM

The 1951 version of A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim as Scrooge. Still the best version of the story.

I beg to differ good sir. The 1984 version with George C. Scott is my favorite.

That's in second place for me. I like Sim, and the supporting cast in the 1951 version.
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Post by: Gerard on December 27, 2013, 11:05:35 PM

The 1951 version of A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim as Scrooge. Still the best version of the story.

I beg to differ good sir. The 1984 version with George C. Scott is my favorite.

That's in second place for me. I like Sim, and the supporting cast in the 1951 version.

Don't forget the version voice by Sim from the Chuck Jones 1971 animated short. 

This was my first exposure to the Dickens tale.

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Post by: Larry on December 27, 2013, 11:20:59 PM

The 1951 version of A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim as Scrooge. Still the best version of the story.

I beg to differ good sir. The 1984 version with George C. Scott is my favorite.

I remember seeing that as a kid, but I didn't know that Sim provided the voice for Scrooge.
That's in second place for me. I like Sim, and the supporting cast in the 1951 version.

Don't forget the version voice by Sim from the Chuck Jones 1971 animated short. 

This was my first exposure to the Dickens tale.

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Post by: Larry on December 30, 2013, 02:00:36 PM
Becket on Blu-ray, in honor of St. Thomas Becket's feast day, and also in remembrance of Peter O'Toole. What a great movie, and what a great performance by O'Toole(and Richard Burton, too).
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Post by: drummerboy on December 30, 2013, 05:13:28 PM
Its a Wonderful Life

Reservoir Dogs

Layer Cake (early Daniel Craig as a high-up drug middleman)

RAID: Redemption (lots of awesome mauy thai and knife fighting!)

Once Upon a Time in the West

A Fish Called Wanda
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on December 30, 2013, 05:56:40 PM
Elysium (scary accurate post economic apocalypse tale)

Man of Steel
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Post by: red solo cup on December 31, 2013, 05:10:17 PM
Argo. Meh.
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Post by: Spooky on December 31, 2013, 05:37:26 PM
All Good Things starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. I didn't realize until 2/3rds in that it was based on the Robert Durst/Kathleen McCormack case. Robert Durst is no Ryan Gosling I assure you that.
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Post by: Maximilian on January 01, 2014, 12:41:15 AM
Ender's Game.

Available at the second-run theater for $1.50 per ticket.

Pretty good sci-fi. Not original, but still entertaining. And pretty good family entertainment. No immodesty, bad language, etc.
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Post by: Clare on January 01, 2014, 06:16:10 AM
Will Hay's Convict 99.

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Post by: Larry on January 01, 2014, 07:37:28 AM
Sunset Boulevard on Blu-ray, mainly because it has a very memorable scene set on New Year's Eve.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on January 01, 2014, 04:00:35 PM
Just finished watching "Despicable Me 2" Laughed my head off all through the movie. Of Course Gru will not only be nominated for an academy award, but this time he will win it (If forces of evil do not stop it).  the Little minions are even better this time.
The little children are adorable and I don't want to add any spoilers.
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Post by: Clare on January 02, 2014, 04:34:31 AM
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the '50s version)
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Post by: Michael Wilson on January 02, 2014, 09:35:58 AM
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the '50s version)
That was a scary movie!
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Post by: Larry on January 02, 2014, 11:14:36 AM
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the '50s version)

What a great movie, made on a shoestring budget. The remake is good too, but way more pessimistic.
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Post by: Elizabeth on January 02, 2014, 11:54:07 AM
The first part of an old black-and-white Spanish movie about St. Theresa of Avila.  Remarkable actress.  I am left hanging because there seem to be no more English subtitled episodes available.  It is surprisingly well done so far.
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Post by: Clare on January 02, 2014, 03:39:50 PM
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the '50s version)

What a great movie, made on a shoestring budget. The remake is good too, but way more pessimistic.
Yes, I'd seen the Donald Sutherland movie on TV some years ago. The older one was quite different, and the ending more hopeful.

The armchair moral theologian in me tends to watch films like this, regretting the fact that the heroes are divorced. But then realising that their spouses are probably cloned by the end, so they may be eligible to marry each other after all!
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Post by: Larry on January 02, 2014, 05:43:41 PM
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the '50s version)

What a great movie, made on a shoestring budget. The remake is good too, but way more pessimistic.
Yes, I'd seen the Donald Sutherland movie on TV some years ago. The older one was quite different, and the ending more hopeful.

The armchair moral theologian in me tends to watch films like this, regretting the fact that the heroes are divorced. But then realising that their spouses are probably cloned by the end, so they may be eligible to marry each other after all!

Whenever I watch an old movie where divorced people get together, I always assume they were previously in an invalid civil marriage. But yes, this particular movie has its own special circumstances! :lol:
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Post by: Pheo on January 02, 2014, 08:01:27 PM
Just watched this on Netflix:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/9v9he0.jpg)

For the most part this documents time spent with a Siberian sable trapper - and the title couldn't have been more appropriate.  It's definitely not an easy life, but it is a very honest one.  These men work with their hands, are almost entirely self-relient, and are pretty intimately connected to God's Creation (it's scary to think how many people in North America have never even planted a seed in a garden).

This isn't helping my urge to go live off the grid somewhere ;D
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Post by: Clare on January 03, 2014, 05:02:03 PM
Arsenic & Old Lace

A challenging film for the inner moral theologian!
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Post by: OCLittleFlower on January 03, 2014, 05:04:01 PM
War and Peace (1956) with Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda. 

Good movie -- I'd wanted to watch it for a while but when I saw it was leaving Netflix on Jan 1, I spent a chunk of time on the 31st watching it.

And, of course, I didn't consider the possibility of battle scenes, and ended up with my parents' Rottweiler on my lap, shaking in fear.  :tongue:
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Post by: Larry on January 03, 2014, 05:12:11 PM
Arsenic & Old Lace

A challenging film for the inner moral theologian!
The Brewster sisters are nuts, so they aren't guilty of serious sin. Maybe.  :tongue:
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Post by: Clare on January 03, 2014, 05:23:42 PM
Arsenic & Old Lace

A challenging film for the inner moral theologian!
The Brewster sisters are nuts, so they aren't guilty of serious sin. Maybe.  :tongue:
Yes, and they're totally honest and not remotely malicious. But what would have been the correct action for Mortimer to take? I think the sanitarium was probably the best place for them.

Does moral theology ruin films??
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Post by: Larry on January 03, 2014, 05:43:26 PM
Arsenic & Old Lace

A challenging film for the inner moral theologian!
The Brewster sisters are nuts, so they aren't guilty of serious sin. Maybe.  :tongue:
Yes, and they're totally honest and not remotely malicious. But what would have been the correct action for Mortimer to take? I think the sanitarium was probably the best place for them.

Does moral theology ruin films??

I try not to think about it too much, especially older movies from more simple times. :)
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Post by: Gerard on January 04, 2014, 01:39:44 AM
More on Man of Steel (was just watching some favorite scenes)

The Christ image is so strong in this film.  I'm noticing more each time. 

This scene is Superman against the "World Engine" which is an invention designed to transform the world into a New World of Krypton. 

You'll notice that Superman in his effort to "overcome the world (engine)"  is giving everything of himself to save the world. 

At that point, you'll notice the wide angle shot of him standing in a Cross of light.

(http://cdn3.whatculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/World-Engine-3.jpg)

The other touching scene is the cutaway to the destruction in Metropolis where Perry White won't leave a trapped Jenny Olsen to die alone even though it looks like it means his own certain death. 

The music accompaniment is simple, elegant and epic. 

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Post by: Roland Deschain on January 04, 2014, 08:05:01 AM
Finished up my annual watching of the LOTR series last night....extended version of course.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 04, 2014, 08:37:30 AM
Sissi, starring Romy Schneider (dubbed in Spanish, since I don't know any German and Youtube doesn't have an English version).
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Post by: Heinrich on January 04, 2014, 09:27:13 AM
Sissi, starring Romy Schneider (dubbed in Spanish, since I don't know any German and Youtube doesn't have an English version).

I might have to check that out tonight. Thanks. However, my version will be in German. I do not know Spanish.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on January 04, 2014, 10:52:14 AM
Finished up my annual watching of the LOTR series last night....extended version of course.
I love the books; and I think the extended version of the movies is really great.
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Post by: Bernadette on January 04, 2014, 05:09:48 PM
Sissi, starring Romy Schneider (dubbed in Spanish, since I don't know any German and Youtube doesn't have an English version).

I might have to check that out tonight. Thanks. However, my version will be in German. I do not know Spanish.

It looked like they had some Italian and French versions, too.  ;)
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Post by: drummerboy on January 04, 2014, 06:12:13 PM
Rocky II

"Yo, Adrian, I was thinking I'll go home and think up a new joke and I'll be back in the morning, k'?"
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on January 04, 2014, 06:46:03 PM
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Yes, I just watched the first movie of this series: 'The Hunger Games' and this sequel. Both were very well done. The trilogy is a good story; the author takes her heroine through one psychological and physical trauma after another; by the end of the last book, she is finally getting over PTSS, but she will never recover totally.
Also, I'm looking forward to watching the Hobbit-2; I saw the trailer on youtube, and it looks like a great movie. I also enjoyed the first movie a lot. Peter Jackson has made Tolkien's little story into an epic.

I haven't seen the first one yet. A cousin was reading the three books and finished them very quickly. I went with her and another cousin that likes the series too.

I recently watched two Legend of the Galatic Heroes movies:

"My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars"

And

"Overture to a New War"
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on January 04, 2014, 06:52:50 PM
Isnt Superman supposed to be some post modern, jewish allegory?

It originally had a Moses theme going with the being sent to Earth in a rocket ship alone like Moses was sent down the Nile.

What eventually and naturally develops out of that is the Christ-figure precisely because Moses and all of the Jewish heroes of the Old Testament are prefigurements of Christ and for that matter Catholic saints. 

People never tire of having their stories be patterned on the truth of what we were made for. 

If they stray too far, the hero flops and the story dies, if they bring the hero closer to Our Lord and the truths of the Faith, the story gains in popularity.

Very interesting.

Having that in mind, the rejection of traditional, or typical heroic characters, and people preferring troubled, flawed hero types in recent years. What could be gathered from that?
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Post by: Sbyvl36 on January 04, 2014, 06:58:14 PM
Anyone here ever seen the movie "Pick up on South Street"?
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Post by: drummerboy on January 04, 2014, 11:07:28 PM
Anyone here ever seen the movie "Pick up on South Street"?

Sounds interesting...

What's it about, a delivery gone wrong? lol
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Post by: Sbyvl36 on January 04, 2014, 11:09:23 PM
Anyone here ever seen the movie "Pick up on South Street"?

Sounds interesting...

What's it about, a delivery gone wrong? lol

No, it's actually quite complicated.  Basically, a pick pocket pick-pockets a woman carrying stolen information to the Russians, and who was being watched by the Feds.  So now he is in hot water, and things spiral out of control.  It's from 1953, IIRC.
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Post by: drummerboy on January 05, 2014, 03:21:25 PM
If I ever see it on TCM I'll record it
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Post by: Archer on January 09, 2014, 03:15:42 AM
Act of Valor
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Post by: totiusque on January 09, 2014, 05:53:56 PM
Saving Mr. Banks
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on January 10, 2014, 01:03:40 PM
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
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Post by: RedCaves on January 10, 2014, 05:09:25 PM
Django Unchained.

I never knew I could laugh at so many macabre moments.
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Post by: Clare on January 11, 2014, 03:19:40 AM
The Maltese Falcon
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Post by: Larry on January 11, 2014, 01:41:52 PM
The Maltese Falcon

Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre own that movie.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on January 11, 2014, 03:20:44 PM
Spirited Away.....very nice Alice in wonderland tale with creepy edges,
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Post by: Pon de Replay on January 11, 2014, 11:44:05 PM
(http://www.koreanfilm.org/tom/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/housemaid2010.jpg)

The Housemaid (2010)
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Post by: Gardener on January 12, 2014, 01:03:59 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Final_Countdown_%28film%29
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Post by: red solo cup on January 12, 2014, 07:38:04 AM
Spirited Away.....very nice Alice in wonderland tale with creepy edges,
Do you watch this with your kids VP, or for yourself? My grandchildren love Totoro and I've watched it a lot with them. The more I do the more subtlety and depth I notice. Miyazaki's films are terrific.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on January 12, 2014, 08:26:21 AM
I watched it with my teens...I dont think it would good for small children as there confusing and frightening elements....especially the witch and the black ghosts.
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Post by: Older Salt on January 12, 2014, 09:44:31 AM
"The Conjuring"
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Post by: drummerboy on January 12, 2014, 01:40:11 PM
Bunraku
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on January 12, 2014, 08:10:23 PM
Khodorkovsky
FANTASTIC DOCUMENTARY about Putin Russia and the Oligarchs!
Net flix
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Post by: Heinrich on January 12, 2014, 08:31:09 PM
Khodorkovsky
FANTASTIC DOCUMENTARY about Putin Russia and the Oligarchs!
Net flix

Let me guess: the jewish man is short changed by the evil dictator and the Amnesty International crowd is up in molotov cocktails for his release. I am not convinced that Mikael Khodorkovsky is a victim of a vicious oligarch.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on January 12, 2014, 09:00:00 PM
Neither am I but it was still an excellent look inside Russia
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Post by: Archer on January 12, 2014, 10:20:22 PM
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Post by: Larry on January 12, 2014, 11:03:16 PM
Anastasia with Ingrid Bergman on Turner Classic Movies.
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Post by: Sbyvl36 on January 14, 2014, 04:57:31 PM
The Maltese Falcon

One of my favorite movies.
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Post by: Bowwow on January 14, 2014, 05:11:11 PM
Skyfall. The opening theme (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeumyOzKqgI) by Adele is fantastic.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on January 14, 2014, 05:20:49 PM
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on January 14, 2014, 05:21:34 PM
Skyfall. The opening theme (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeumyOzKqgI) by Adele is fantastic.
Yeah the music was great the movie was a complete embarrassment to bonds.
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Post by: Larry on January 14, 2014, 07:19:04 PM
Skyfall. The opening theme (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeumyOzKqgI) by Adele is fantastic.
Yeah the music was great the movie was a complete embarrassment to bonds.

I liked it. I didn't think it was as great as everyone else said it was, but it was pretty good. Way better than Quantum of Solace. Man, I hated that movie!
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Post by: drummerboy on January 16, 2014, 01:21:58 PM
Rocky V

Why on earth don't people like that movie?!  I'd rate it after Rocky I.
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Post by: Larry on January 16, 2014, 02:35:39 PM
Rocky V

Why on earth don't people like that movie?!  I'd rate it after Rocky I.

It's definitely better than Rocky IV or the sixth one.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 16, 2014, 02:44:53 PM
Rocky V

Why on earth don't people like that movie?!  I'd rate it after Rocky I.

It's definitely better than Rocky IV or the sixth one.

Rocky IV?

Heck no.  (by which I mean, rocky IV was awesome).
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Post by: Larry on January 16, 2014, 02:48:00 PM
Rocky V

Why on earth don't people like that movie?!  I'd rate it after Rocky I.

It's definitely better than Rocky IV or the sixth one.

Rocky IV?

Heck no.  (by which I mean, rocky IV was awesome).

It just didn't seem like a Rocky movie to me. More like a Marvel comic book.
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Post by: Heinrich on January 16, 2014, 10:49:15 PM
Rocky V

Why on earth don't people like that movie?!  I'd rate it after Rocky I.

It's definitely better than Rocky IV or the sixth one.



Rocky IV?

Heck no.  (by which I mean, rocky IV was awesome).

I am with Käse on this: Rocky IV is a great movie. I was in high school when it came out and the Cold War was center stage and Rocky knocked the balls off them evil commies!
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Post by: Larry on January 17, 2014, 12:28:21 AM
Rocky V

Why on earth don't people like that movie?!  I'd rate it after Rocky I.

It's definitely better than Rocky IV or the sixth one.



Rocky IV?

Heck no.  (by which I mean, rocky IV was awesome).

I am with Käse on this: Rocky IV is a great movie. I was in high school when it came out and the Cold War was center stage and Rocky knocked the balls off them evil commies!

I was a teenager when it came out too and saw it opening night. All of my friends loved it, but I just couldn't get into it. Rocky seemed like a different character than the guy from the first 3 movies. The Philly connection was tenuous(I forget, is there even one shot of Rocky in Philly in the movie?). I thought Paulie's robot was really dumb. The Russians(and even Gorby) turning against Drago in the fight was, even as a kid, ridiculous to me. And to add insult to injury, the Rocky theme wasn't played once in the entire movie(though I did like the soundtrack anyway). It just didn't do it for me.
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Post by: Larry on January 17, 2014, 12:30:16 AM
Oh, and the last movie I watched was The Mask of Fu Manchu with Boris Karloff and Myrna Loy. This movie was so politically incorrect that I can't imagine any network showing it on television today without a disclaimer. Which is why I enjoyed it so much.
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Post by: Archer on January 17, 2014, 12:34:24 AM
Captain America
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 17, 2014, 12:53:41 AM
I JUST WROTE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUMMARY OF WHY ROCKY IV WAS THE BEST, GOT LOGGED OUT, AND LOST IT ALL. 

LIFE IS TERRIBLE.  WHY.  WHY.
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Post by: Gardener on January 17, 2014, 12:56:58 AM
I JUST WROTE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUMMARY OF WHY ROCKY IV WAS THE BEST, GOT LOGGED OUT, AND LOST IT ALL. 

LIFE IS TERRIBLE.  WHY.  WHY.

Hit "back" and it should be retained, copy, paste after loggin back in.

Or just do what I do: copy entire post, including quotes, before hitting reply.
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Post by: Archer on January 17, 2014, 12:58:49 AM
I JUST WROTE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUMMARY OF WHY ROCKY IV WAS THE BEST, GOT LOGGED OUT, AND LOST IT ALL. 

LIFE IS TERRIBLE.  WHY.  WHY.

Once you hit that logged out screen, click the back arrow and it'll take you back to your post.  Then you can copy it, log back in, and post. 
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Post by: Larry on January 17, 2014, 01:15:55 AM
I JUST WROTE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUMMARY OF WHY ROCKY IV WAS THE BEST, GOT LOGGED OUT, AND LOST IT ALL. 

LIFE IS TERRIBLE.  WHY.  WHY.

I hope you're able to find it and post it. I want to read your defense of Paulie's robot.  ;)
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 17, 2014, 01:20:07 AM
I hit back.  It was gone.  :'(
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 17, 2014, 01:20:21 AM
I JUST WROTE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUMMARY OF WHY ROCKY IV WAS THE BEST, GOT LOGGED OUT, AND LOST IT ALL. 

LIFE IS TERRIBLE.  WHY.  WHY.

I hope you're able to find it and post it. I want to read your defense of Paulie's robot.  ;)

I will re-write it this weekend.
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Post by: Archer on January 17, 2014, 01:24:55 AM
I JUST WROTE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUMMARY OF WHY ROCKY IV WAS THE BEST, GOT LOGGED OUT, AND LOST IT ALL. 

LIFE IS TERRIBLE.  WHY.  WHY.

Hit "back" and it should be retained, copy, paste after loggin back in.

Or just do what I do: copy entire post, including quotes, before hitting reply.

I didn't see that you had wrote the same thing right before me, lol. 
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Post by: Gerard on January 17, 2014, 01:25:24 AM
I JUST WROTE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUMMARY OF WHY ROCKY IV WAS THE BEST, GOT LOGGED OUT, AND LOST IT ALL. 

LIFE IS TERRIBLE.  WHY.  WHY.

I hope you're able to find it and post it. I want to read your defense of Paulie's robot.  ;)


Wasn't that the robot "Pulsar" from the old Pulsations nightclub in Glen Mills or an equivalent model?  I remember people mentioning it in the theater at the time. 
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Post by: Larry on January 17, 2014, 11:15:47 AM
I JUST WROTE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUMMARY OF WHY ROCKY IV WAS THE BEST, GOT LOGGED OUT, AND LOST IT ALL. 

LIFE IS TERRIBLE.  WHY.  WHY.

I hope you're able to find it and post it. I want to read your defense of Paulie's robot.  ;)


Wasn't that the robot "Pulsar" from the old Pulsations nightclub in Glen Mills or an equivalent model?  I remember people mentioning it in the theater at the time.

I don't remember the details, I just remember the robot with the female voice and Paulie's goofy grin. I also remember the movie had an editing style reminiscent of MTV  music video's from the time. Just wasn't impressed, looking forward to Kaesekopf's review.
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Post by: drummerboy on January 17, 2014, 12:25:24 PM
Rocky IV was good, but not great.  Yes, the robot was really dumb.  And when you look at all the Rocky movies, IV gets into the action way to quick; there's almost no plot.  Creed gets killed, Rocky gets angry, the Rock and the Bear fight.  There ya have it.  Plus, you can tell that Stallone and Lundgren really liked showing off their muscles in the film; if I want to see muscle boys showing off and grinning at their biceps in the mirror I'll go to a gym, thank you.
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Post by: drummerboy on January 17, 2014, 12:42:11 PM

There's a nice "gay moment" at around 1:25-1:30.  3:40 is good too: "No pain!"
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Post by: Machaut1377 on January 17, 2014, 03:14:30 PM
The Scarlet and the Black.   

Great movie
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Post by: drummerboy on January 17, 2014, 05:10:47 PM
I got it on VHS  8)
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Post by: Gardener on January 17, 2014, 05:15:36 PM

There's a nice "gay moment" at around 1:25-1:30.  3:40 is good too: "No pain!"

The hilarious thing about this movie, and this particular video, is that the exact opposite would have likely been the case in terms of training methods.

I believe it was, of course, to show American ingenuity and triumph over the attempt of Soviet Russia to be technologically superior. Of course, they weren't and aren't, and even if they were we'd win -- right?
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Post by: drummerboy on January 17, 2014, 05:49:18 PM
Exactly.  Where are the kettlebells? lol!
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Post by: Heinrich on January 17, 2014, 09:55:50 PM
Exactly.  Where are the kettlebells? lol!

Kettle bells is serious training.

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Post by: zork on January 17, 2014, 10:10:53 PM
Rocky IV is the only Rocky film I've seen. I'm going to assume it's the best, because a friend threw a party for the 25th anniversary of the film in 2010 and even ordered a cake saying "Happy 25th Birthday, Rocky IV" complete with the Soviet and American gloves crashing together.
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Post by: Gerard on January 17, 2014, 10:53:22 PM
Rocky IV is the only Rocky film I've seen. I'm going to assume it's the best, because a friend threw a party for the 25th anniversary of the film in 2010 and even ordered a cake saying "Happy 25th Birthday, Rocky IV" complete with the Soviet and American gloves crashing together.

I would put the original "Rocky" film as actually a great film.  The rest are enjoyable in varying degrees but only popcorn flicks.  Rocky isn't even the same character in the sequels.  In the original, he's already too old, washed up, physically not capable of winning a championship fight no matter how hard he trains for it.  He never has a chance and it's his last opportunity to make some money by being a sacrificial lamb for basically a publicity fight.  His only goal is to "go the distance" because no one has ever done that against Creed.  The best moment in the entire flick is at 1:47, the look on Creed's face when the man won't stay down no matter how hopeless and the urging of Rocky to "come on" with the totally disfigured face by the pounding. 

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Post by: Larry on January 18, 2014, 12:11:41 PM
I agree, Gerard, that the first movie is great. The second, while derivative, at least seems to be about the same characters in the first movie. 3 and 4 become superhero movies(though the third is fun). They try to bring it all back full circle in V, which is why I enjoy it more than 3 or 4. It's about Rocky Balboa from South Philly again.
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Post by: Gardener on January 18, 2014, 12:19:11 PM
I saw The Talented Mr. Ripley. Don't. Disturbing on a level I didn't anticipate.
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Post by: Larry on January 18, 2014, 01:18:55 PM
I saw The Talented Mr. Ripley. Don't. Disturbing on a level I didn't anticipate.

Very disturbing. But it did have beautiful shots of Italy.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on January 18, 2014, 07:56:35 PM
The Philadelphia Story
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Post by: Archer on January 18, 2014, 09:08:17 PM
The Philadelphia Story

Classic.
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Post by: drummerboy on January 18, 2014, 10:07:25 PM
The Philadelphia Story

Classic.

What is the wish?

uuhhh.  Dost thou havest a bathroom?

lol!
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Post by: Maximilian on January 18, 2014, 10:49:50 PM
High Noon.

Awesome.
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Post by: totiusque on January 18, 2014, 11:44:50 PM
The Great Gatsby

And Rocky IV is far superior to Rocky V.  I can't believe there's even a debate about it.  That is all.
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Post by: red solo cup on January 19, 2014, 08:30:07 AM
Elysium. Not too bad. They didn't mind hitting you over the head with their message. The squalor on Earth kept reminding me
of District 9.
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Post by: drummerboy on January 19, 2014, 03:41:46 PM
The Great Gatsby

And Rocky IV is far superior to Rocky V.  I can't believe there's even a debate about it.  That is all.

Just for saying that...

I must break you. >:(
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Post by: Lynne on January 19, 2014, 09:02:12 PM
Lifeboat, directed by Alfred Hitchcock on TCM

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Post by: totiusque on January 19, 2014, 10:45:57 PM

Just for saying that...

I must break you. >:(

Only stating the facts.  I'm trying to think of a more annoying actor/character than Rocky's son in Rocky V, and I just can't do it.  And a street fight?  With Tommy Morrison?  With a bad acting Don King wannabe babbling in the background?  Yeah, no comparison. 

Is Rocky IV a perfect film?  No, far from it.  But compared to the trash that was Rocky V, it comes out looking like Citizen Kane.
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Post by: tradne4163 on January 19, 2014, 10:52:27 PM

Just for saying that...

I must break you. >:(

Only stating the facts.  I'm trying to think of a more annoying actor/character than Rocky's son in Rocky V, and I just can't do it.  And a street fight?  With Tommy Morrison?  With a bad acting Don King wannabe babbling in the background?  Yeah, no comparison. 

Is Rocky IV a perfect film?  No, far from it.  But compared to the trash that was Rocky V, it comes out looking like Citizen Kane.
Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II.  A Whiny overgrown brat he was.
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Post by: totiusque on January 19, 2014, 10:55:44 PM
Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II.  A Whiny overgrown brat he was.

I stand corrected, though you could probably name a good number of characters from the pre-trilogy that fall under that umbrella (looking at you, Jar Jar!).  I blame that more on Lucas than on Hayden Christensen, though.
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Post by: tradne4163 on January 20, 2014, 12:14:36 AM
Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II.  A Whiny overgrown brat he was.

I stand corrected, though you could probably name a good number of characters from the pre-trilogy that fall under that umbrella (looking at you, Jar Jar!).  I blame that more on Lucas than on Hayden Christensen, though.
Yep. Lucas has totally gone Bugnini on Star Wars.
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Post by: Archer on January 20, 2014, 02:01:44 AM
Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II.  A Whiny overgrown brat he was.

He was an whiny brat in all 3.  The only redeeming actor in the entire new trilogy was Liam Neeson. 
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Post by: totiusque on January 20, 2014, 02:17:58 AM
Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II.  A Whiny overgrown brat he was.

He was an whiny brat in all 3.  The only redeeming actor in the entire new trilogy was Liam Neeson.

Well, I'd have to say Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels were also decent in the prequels.  Now that's what I call acting.
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Post by: Archer on January 20, 2014, 02:23:18 AM
Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II.  A Whiny overgrown brat he was.

He was an whiny brat in all 3.  The only redeeming actor in the entire new trilogy was Liam Neeson.

Well, I'd have to say Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels were also decent in the prequels.  Now that's what I call acting.

They definitely have the most orignial lines I've ever heard too. 
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Post by: Clare on January 20, 2014, 07:20:28 AM
A New Hope  8)
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Post by: Archer on January 20, 2014, 07:24:41 AM
"Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?"
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Post by: Bernadette on January 20, 2014, 09:12:23 AM
The Help. It was good, especially since I'm a transplant to the South. I do wonder how much of that mindset still lingers, now that it isn't out in the open and supported by law. Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading the book next.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on January 20, 2014, 10:14:19 AM
Big Trouble in Little China....Directed By the THING Director John Carpenter.
Creepy, funny, not bad effects...classic 80s...and yet didnt look too dated.
Kurt Russel's best role! (yes including snake pliskin)

"I never drive faster than I can see"
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Post by: Michael Wilson on January 20, 2014, 10:18:24 AM
Yes, I liked this movie also. I always thought that Kurt Russel was a good actor.  His "Elvis" was eerily exact.
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Post by: Larry on January 20, 2014, 10:34:45 AM
"Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?"

It's amazing that the same guy who directed the first movie, with it's natural, spontaneous acting style, also directed the stilted prequels.

Last movie I watched was The Third Man. One of my all time favorites.
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Post by: Clare on January 20, 2014, 01:51:06 PM
"Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?"
;D
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on January 20, 2014, 02:40:16 PM
The Help. It was good, especially since I'm a transplant to the South. I do wonder how much of that mindset still lingers, now that it isn't out in the open and supported by law. Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading the book next.

The book was very good.  I need to see the movie, haven't yet.
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Post by: Archer on January 20, 2014, 05:16:18 PM
"Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?"

It's amazing that the same guy who directed the first movie, with it's natural, spontaneous acting style, also directed the stilted prequels.

So true.  I heard Harrison Ford ad libbed that scene.  It's one of my favorites - gets me to laugh every time. 
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Post by: totiusque on January 20, 2014, 11:45:41 PM
Big Trouble in Little China....Directed By the THING Director John Carpenter.
Creepy, funny, not bad effects...classic 80s...and yet didnt look too dated.
Kurt Russel's best role! (yes including snake pliskin)
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"I never drive faster than I can see"

Hmm.  That's a tough one.  Yes, BTILC is one of his best roles, but he was also great as Wyatt Earp (Tombstone), Captain Ron, and Lt. Cash (Tango&Cash).  I'd take all those roles over Snake Pliskin.
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Post by: Maximilian on January 21, 2014, 12:20:29 AM
Apocalypse Now.

Extremely powerful. First time watching it.
NOT for family viewing, it need hardly be said.
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 21, 2014, 12:23:55 AM
The Desolation of Smaug
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Post by: Archer on January 21, 2014, 12:47:46 AM
The Desolation of Smaug

Your thoughts?
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 21, 2014, 01:52:43 AM
The Desolation of Smaug

Your thoughts?

I thought it was great. [spoiler]Mirkwood, and the life-likeness of the spiders, was horrific. I didn't realize Tauriel was Kate from Lost.

Of course, one realizes it's going to drag and that they're stretching things out to make it a trilogy. It's quite difficult to sit for three hours.[/spoiler]
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Post by: totiusque on January 21, 2014, 02:26:37 AM
I thought it was great. [spoiler]Mirkwood, and the life-likeness of the spiders, was horrific. I didn't realize Tauriel was Kate from Lost.

Of course, one realizes it's going to drag and that they're stretching things out to make it a trilogy. It's quite difficult to sit for three hours.[/spoiler]

I'm pretty sure that none of what you put in your spoiler comments are, in fact, spoilers. 

It's funny, but I couldn't see Tauriel as anything BUT Kate from Lost.  I guess I'm just not a big fan of Evangeline Lilly, though I loved Lost and have enjoyed the Hobbit movies for what they are - big budget popcorn flicks.
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Post by: Bonaventure on January 21, 2014, 02:36:49 AM
Don't wanna risk it.
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Post by: red solo cup on January 23, 2014, 10:16:02 AM
Jack Reacher. Usually I can't stand Tom Cruz bu the movie was pretty good.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 23, 2014, 10:18:08 AM
Won't be seeing Hobbit 2.  Not after Bona's spoiler re: spiders.  Nope nope nope nope nope.
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Post by: Archer on January 23, 2014, 10:23:58 AM
Won't be seeing Hobbit 2.  Not after Bona's spoiler re: spiders.  Nope nope nope nope nope.

Wuss. 
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Post by: Kaesekopf on January 23, 2014, 10:25:10 AM
Won't be seeing Hobbit 2.  Not after Bona's spoiler re: spiders.  Nope nope nope nope nope.

Wuss.

Yep.
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Post by: Adeodatus on January 23, 2014, 09:45:02 PM
Won't be seeing Hobbit 2.  Not after Bona's spoiler re: spiders.  Nope nope nope nope nope.

Wuss.

Yep.

Peter Jackson's cinematic excretions should be avoided at all costs.
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Post by: Archer on January 23, 2014, 09:48:09 PM
Won't be seeing Hobbit 2.  Not after Bona's spoiler re: spiders.  Nope nope nope nope nope.

Wuss.

Yep.

Peter Jackson's cinematic excretions should be avoided at all costs.

I think we've had this argument before. I agree with you, insofar as they do not accurately represent Tolkien's work. But as Friday night popcorn flicks they are great entertainment.
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Post by: Clare on January 25, 2014, 04:46:17 PM
The Empire Strikes Back
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Post by: Heinrich on January 25, 2014, 10:48:23 PM
Battle of the Bulge
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Post by: Arun on January 25, 2014, 10:52:47 PM
Requiem for A Dream. timeless classic.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on January 25, 2014, 11:15:33 PM
Requiem for A Dream. timeless classic.
This is a very good movie to show older teens and young adults about the dangers of drug abuse..or more broudly abaout ALL kinds of addictions........or would be if there wasn't such violent sexual scenes. Sometimes I wish we could edit movies for ourselves.
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Post by: Arun on January 25, 2014, 11:52:40 PM
Requiem for A Dream. timeless classic.
This is a very good movie to show older teens and young adults about the dangers of drug abuse..or more broudly abaout ALL kinds of addictions........or would be if there wasn't such violent sexual scenes. Sometimes I wish we could edit movies for ourselves.

i think that the "a to a" scene is effective precisely because of its shock effect, personally. but yeah good film.
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Post by: Heinrich on January 25, 2014, 11:55:04 PM
I have never even heard of this movie. I guess I need to get out more.
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Post by: Arun on January 25, 2014, 11:56:47 PM
I have never even heard of this movie. I guess I need to get out more.

its been around awhile. it's on tubeplus, i think.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on January 26, 2014, 12:02:17 AM
I have never even heard of this movie. I guess I need to get out more.
ts harsh but very engrossing....youll never underestimate addictions again.
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Post by: Adeodatus on January 26, 2014, 08:51:28 PM
Battle of the Bulge

Any good? What kind of vehicles did they use?
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Post by: Larry on January 26, 2014, 09:55:40 PM
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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Post by: Michael Wilson on January 26, 2014, 10:54:15 PM
Battle of the Bulge

Any good? What kind of vehicles did they use?
If its the one I saw in the 60's with Henry Fonda; they actually used real tanks; I was too young to tell you if the German tanks were authentic.
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Post by: Maximilian on January 26, 2014, 11:48:19 PM
Hara Kiri. Available on Netflix.

Very beautiful and powerful. Also very violent and disturbing.

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Post by: Pon de Replay on January 27, 2014, 12:20:14 AM
Hara Kiri. Available on Netflix.

Very beautiful and powerful. Also very violent and disturbing.

+1

It's an excellent film.
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on January 27, 2014, 07:40:11 AM
Outlander - Jim Caveizel - 2009

Decent movie, some good sfx and some ropey lookin sfx but over-all decent production qaulity.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on January 27, 2014, 08:05:32 AM
Hara Kiri. Available on Netflix.

Very beautiful and powerful. Also very violent and disturbing.
which one? 2011...or 1919?
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Post by: Older Salt on January 27, 2014, 09:48:08 AM
"Pride of the Marines" with John Garfield.

Outstanding true story put to a great film
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Post by: Pon de Replay on January 27, 2014, 01:50:08 PM
Hara Kiri. Available on Netflix.

Very beautiful and powerful. Also very violent and disturbing.
which one? 2011...or 1919?

The one I saw was from the 1960s.  I assumed this was the one Maximilian was referring to, but now I realize that there's a 1919 Fritz Lang movie by the same name also available on Netflix.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on January 27, 2014, 05:40:57 PM
"Pride of the Marines" with John Garfield.

Outstanding true story put to a great film
Dawg! I saw that a long time ago; that was a great movie.
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Post by: Der Kaiser on January 27, 2014, 07:21:53 PM
The Great Gatsby

And Rocky IV is far superior to Rocky V.  I can't believe there's even a debate about it.  That is all.

I found The DiCaprio Gatsby to be lacking.
Rocky IV is far better than V, but III is the best!
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Post by: Der Kaiser on January 27, 2014, 07:22:41 PM
Finally saw The Hobbit II last night. Better than the first, but still lame. I will be waiting for the DVD for the third one.
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Post by: Clare on February 01, 2014, 05:07:00 PM
The Return of the Jedi

This must be the fifth time I've seen this film, and I still couldn't remember much about it except the ewoks!
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Post by: Larry on February 01, 2014, 05:56:48 PM
The Return of the Jedi

This must be the fifth time I've seen this film, and I still couldn't remember much about it except the ewoks!

Definitely the weakest of the original trilogy. Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher basically phone in their performances. But the stuff with the Emperor, Vader and Luke is great.
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Post by: Clare on February 01, 2014, 05:59:30 PM
The Return of the Jedi

This must be the fifth time I've seen this film, and I still couldn't remember much about it except the ewoks!

Definitely the weakest of the original trilogy. Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher basically phone in their performances. But the stuff with the Emperor, Vader and Luke is great.
The ending with Vader and Luke was great. I was willing it to end as it did, even though I'd seen it four times already! I last saw it over ten years ago.
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Post by: drummerboy on February 03, 2014, 02:10:37 PM
Les Miserables

Hugh Jackman was great, you couldn't tell that he also plays the insane Wolverine character at all; very flexible actor.
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Post by: Arun on February 03, 2014, 11:03:59 PM
Filth.

one helluva movie...
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Post by: Bernadette on February 03, 2014, 11:21:36 PM
Les Miserables

Hugh Jackman was great, you couldn't tell that he also plays the insane Wolverine character at all; very flexible actor.

It was surprisingly good, wasn't it?  :) I loved the book, and couldn't find much fault with the movie except for a couple of scenes. I love redemption stories. :)
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Post by: Sockpuppet on February 04, 2014, 12:01:17 AM
Les Miserables

Hugh Jackman was great, you couldn't tell that he also plays the insane Wolverine character at all; very flexible actor.

It was surprisingly good, wasn't it?  :) I loved the book, and couldn't find much fault with the movie except for a couple of scenes. I love redemption stories. :)

What's kind of funny is how positively Catholicism comes across in the movie when Victor Hugo wrote the novel as a condemnation of Catholicism.
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Post by: Arun on February 04, 2014, 03:21:44 AM
Les Miserables

Hugh Jackman was great, you couldn't tell that he also plays the insane Wolverine character at all; very flexible actor.

It was surprisingly good, wasn't it?  :) I loved the book, and couldn't find much fault with the movie except for a couple of scenes. I love redemption stories. :)

i don't really like that sung one. the old one with john malkovich and gerard depardieu was good though.
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Post by: sprungli on February 10, 2014, 10:29:33 AM
About Time.
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Post by: Bernadette on February 10, 2014, 01:51:25 PM
Les Miserables

Hugh Jackman was great, you couldn't tell that he also plays the insane Wolverine character at all; very flexible actor.

It was surprisingly good, wasn't it?  :) I loved the book, and couldn't find much fault with the movie except for a couple of scenes. I love redemption stories. :)

i don't really like that sung one. the old one with john malkovich and gerard depardieu was good though.

I'd love to see that one, but it looks like Amazon only has an abridged version. I might try the version (with Dutch subtitles ??? ) on youtube.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on February 10, 2014, 06:04:28 PM
I saw the documentary on Archbishop Lefebvre; very well done; it goes through his whole life and has testimonies of his family, the priests that knew him in the Holy Ghost fathers; the people in the missions in Africa, and the priests that were with him from the beginning in the SSPX. I highly recommend this film.  Also, in the "settings" section of the DVD, select "English subtitles", as none of Msgr. Lefebvre's words are voiced over with a translation, so you are listening to him speak in French.
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Post by: drummerboy on February 10, 2014, 10:22:49 PM
Loved that film!
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Post by: Gerard on February 11, 2014, 01:43:52 AM
I saw the documentary on Archbishop Lefebvre; very well done; it goes through his whole life and has testimonies of his family, the priests that knew him in the Holy Ghost fathers; the people in the missions in Africa, and the priests that were with him from the beginning in the SSPX. I highly recommend this film.  Also, in the "settings" section of the DVD, select "English subtitles", as none of Msgr. Lefebvre's words are voiced over with a translation, so you are listening to him speak in French.

Just curious, does Bishop Williamson appear in any way in the film or is he glossed over completely?
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Post by: Michael Wilson on February 11, 2014, 05:57:53 PM
I saw the documentary on Archbishop Lefebvre; very well done; it goes through his whole life and has testimonies of his family, the priests that knew him in the Holy Ghost fathers; the people in the missions in Africa, and the priests that were with him from the beginning in the SSPX. I highly recommend this film.  Also, in the "settings" section of the DVD, select "English subtitles", as none of Msgr. Lefebvre's words are voiced over with a translation, so you are listening to him speak in French.

Just curious, does Bishop Williamson appear in any way in the film or is he glossed over completely?
He appears in the scene of the Consecration of the bishops and looks quite distinguished. But the only bishop that is interviewed in the film is Msgr. Tissier; I believe mainly because he was one of the original seminarians that went to speak to Msgr. Lefebvre in Rome, about taking charge of them.  Fr. Aulangnier also gets a lot of screen time for the same reason. As does the parish priest of Econe.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on February 11, 2014, 06:22:17 PM
I saw the documentary on Archbishop Lefebvre; very well done; it goes through his whole life and has testimonies of his family, the priests that knew him in the Holy Ghost fathers; the people in the missions in Africa, and the priests that were with him from the beginning in the SSPX. I highly recommend this film.  Also, in the "settings" section of the DVD, select "English subtitles", as none of Msgr. Lefebvre's words are voiced over with a translation, so you are listening to him speak in French.

Just curious, does Bishop Williamson appear in any way in the film or is he glossed over completely?
He appears in the scene of the Consecration of the bishops and looks quite distinguished. But the only bishop that is interviewed in the film is Msgr. Tissier; I believe mainly because he was one of the original seminarians that went to speak to Msgr. Lefebvre in Rome, about taking charge of them.  Fr. Aulangnier also gets a lot of screen time for the same reason. As does the parish priest of Econe.
Is there a link where I could see this?
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Post by: Michael Wilson on February 12, 2014, 06:09:34 PM
V.P. stated
Quote
Is there a link where I could see this? (ref to parts of the C.D.)
I don't know of any; but I haven't looked.
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Post by: Arun on February 15, 2014, 06:56:30 PM
Movie 43. Stupidest f@#king thing I have ever seen. Don't watch it.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on February 15, 2014, 08:18:52 PM
Star Trek: Into The Darkness, watching it now.
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Post by: Clare on February 16, 2014, 10:49:30 AM
The Phantom Menace
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Post by: Michael Wilson on February 16, 2014, 11:06:35 AM
I saw the documentary on Archbishop Lefebvre; very well done; it goes through his whole life and has testimonies of his family, the priests that knew him in the Holy Ghost fathers; the people in the missions in Africa, and the priests that were with him from the beginning in the SSPX. I highly recommend this film.  Also, in the "settings" section of the DVD, select "English subtitles", as none of Msgr. Lefebvre's words are voiced over with a translation, so you are listening to him speak in French.

Just curious, does Bishop Williamson appear in any way in the film or is he glossed over completely?
He appears in the scene of the Consecration of the bishops and looks quite distinguished. But the only bishop that is interviewed in the film is Msgr. Tissier; I believe mainly because he was one of the original seminarians that went to speak to Msgr. Lefebvre in Rome, about taking charge of them.  Fr. Aulangnier also gets a lot of screen time for the same reason. As does the parish priest of Econe.
Is there a link where I could see this?
Vox,
here is a link to the official trailer on youtube:
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Post by: RedCaves on February 16, 2014, 01:05:52 PM
Predators

A good sequel to the Predator franchise. :)
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on February 16, 2014, 01:17:32 PM
Enders Game. Pretty decent take on the book.
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Post by: dueSicilie on February 16, 2014, 03:05:28 PM
Romantics Anonymous (a French movie)
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Post by: Larry on February 17, 2014, 12:20:11 AM
The 1959 Hammer Films version of The Mummy with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
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Post by: Sbyvl36 on February 17, 2014, 12:07:30 PM
From 1948, The Big Clock.  This is one of my favorite movies of all time.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on February 17, 2014, 02:26:24 PM
(http://blog.solovyev.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Smultronst%C3%A4llet.jpg)

Wild Strawberries (1957).  Some people's favorite Bergman movie.  Not mine.
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Post by: totiusque on February 18, 2014, 01:14:59 AM
The Lego Movie
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Post by: Clare on February 21, 2014, 05:34:59 PM
Attack of the Clones, of course!
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Post by: MilesChristi on February 21, 2014, 06:55:08 PM
Attack of the Clones, of course!

I am so sorry.

Enviado desde mi SCH-I545 mediante Tapatalk

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Post by: Larry on February 22, 2014, 12:07:20 AM
A triple feature on TCM: Cool Hand Luke,The Sunshine Boys, and Going My Way.
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Post by: Heinrich on February 22, 2014, 08:49:26 AM
Nice. Although I have never heard of the last two. Planning to watch Jack Reacher tonight. A classmate from high school has a speaking part in it.
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Post by: Clare on February 22, 2014, 05:53:58 PM
And finally, Revenge of the Sith.
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Post by: piabee on February 23, 2014, 05:52:24 PM
SIDE BY SIDE: The Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinema. You could make a documentary about paint drying and I would watch it and find it fascinating.
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Post by: Pheo on February 23, 2014, 05:56:10 PM
SIDE BY SIDE: The Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinema. You could make a documentary about paint drying and I would watch it and find it fascinating.

Watching paint dry is way more exciting than you might have guessed:

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Post by: drummerboy on February 23, 2014, 07:15:57 PM
Dr. Zhivago.  The original 1965 version of course!
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Post by: Heinrich on February 23, 2014, 07:47:43 PM
Jack Reacher. Pretty good. My high school peer did not have a speaking part, but he was in the movie.
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Post by: Gardener on February 23, 2014, 08:08:53 PM
Jack Reacher. Pretty good. My high school peer did not have a speaking part, but he was in the movie.

The "hey that's my sister!", "she a good kisser?" Was easily one of the best lines.
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Post by: Archer on February 23, 2014, 09:04:24 PM
Teacher's Pet with Clark Gable and Doris Day. 
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on February 24, 2014, 06:05:47 AM
Crazy stupid love...very funny.
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Post by: Heinrich on February 24, 2014, 09:29:49 PM
Jack Reacher. Pretty good. My high school peer did not have a speaking part, but he was in the movie.

The "hey that's my sister!", "she a good kisser?" Was easily one of the best lines.

"Remember. You asked for this."
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Post by: SamVanHouten on February 25, 2014, 06:47:25 AM
Movie 43. Stupidest f@#king thing I have ever seen. Don't watch it.

One of the most vile, puerile "movies" ever put to film. I'm sorry.

Speaking of movies, I've been meaning to see that Spike Jonze movie "Her", where a guy falls in love with his OS. Looks really good.
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Post by: Bernadette on February 27, 2014, 09:07:02 AM
Waking Ned Divine (netflix). Funny, entertaining flick about a couple of guys in Ireland who decide to impersonate a lottery winner in order to claim the prize, after they discover that he died from the shock of winning.
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Post by: RedCaves on February 27, 2014, 11:15:59 AM
Enemy of the State

Watching it after the NSA scandal came out made me feel a bit awkward....

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Post by: tmw89 on February 28, 2014, 08:59:24 AM
Finally got around to re-watching The Godfather Part III for the first time in a long time.  What a confused mess!  Here are a few thoughts on it:

I take no issue with long movies, but from the obviously pained editing it occurred to me that the only reason this film clocked in at ~ 170 minutes was the rationale "because it's a Godfather movie."

Sofia Coppola, so often ridiculed for her bad acting in this final chapter of the saga, was truly the least of the movie's problems.  Great acting by Eli Wallach, however -- so much so that I think he should have been recognized for it.

Al Pacino fades in and out as Michael... sometimes he got back into the character, other times he's just later career Al Pacino.

Connecting the plot to the JP1 nontificate was an interesting move, I'd like to have seen more of it.  But why did the picture go out of the way to tell us it's set in 1979 when P6 & JP1 died in '78?  Odd.

I was very, very surprised Coppola had the nerve to make Michael mention P2.

About 40% of this movie is salvageable, the rest should be cast into fire.
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Post by: Larry on February 28, 2014, 11:39:43 AM
Great acting by Eli Wallach, however -- so much so that I think he should have been recognized for it.



He certainly seemed to enjoy his cannoli.
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Post by: Bernadette on March 05, 2014, 08:36:02 PM
TNT's Book of Genesis, narrated by Paul Scofield. Yum.  :)
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Post by: kempff on March 06, 2014, 11:29:29 AM
gosford park
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 06, 2014, 11:44:56 AM
gosford park

Loooove that movie.  Precursor to Downton Abbey.
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Post by: kempff on March 06, 2014, 11:48:10 AM
gosford park

Loooove that movie.  Precursor to Downton Abbey.

"Are you okay?"

"Am I what?"
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Post by: red solo cup on March 07, 2014, 07:36:32 AM
Skyfall
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 07, 2014, 08:51:27 AM
gosford park

Loooove that movie.  Precursor to Downton Abbey.

"Are you okay?"

"Am I what?"

Maggie Smith is awesome.

"What was it called? "The Dodger"? "
"The Lodger. "
"The Lodger. It must be so disappointing when something just *flops* like that. "

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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on March 07, 2014, 09:51:55 AM
Gravity.  V-good.
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Post by: kempff on March 07, 2014, 05:46:10 PM
Gravity.  V-good.
Perfect example of what happens when you send a woman to do a man's job.
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Post by: kempff on March 07, 2014, 06:02:26 PM
Maggie Smith is awesome.

"What was it called? "The Dodger"? "
"The Lodger. "
"The Lodger. It must be so disappointing when something just *flops* like that. "
"Mabel is so clever to travel light - why should one wear a different frock every evening?"
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Post by: Bonaventure on March 07, 2014, 11:42:20 PM
Her
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Post by: Gerard on March 07, 2014, 11:50:17 PM
Maggie Smith is awesome.

"What was it called? "The Dodger"? "
"The Lodger. "
"The Lodger. It must be so disappointing when something just *flops* like that. "
"Mabel is so clever to travel light - why should one wear a different frock every evening?"

Kempff,

Any relation to this Kempff?

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Post by: Gerard on March 08, 2014, 12:03:18 AM
Hamlet via Mystery Science Theater 3000 Hilarious!

The whole thing:

  or highlights:
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Post by: kempff on March 09, 2014, 03:32:38 AM
Any relation to this Kempff?
Maybe on Dad's side, not that I know of. But I grew up with W.K.'s & von Karajan's LPs.

Love Kempff's finger-slips. Makes it real.
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Post by: kempff on March 09, 2014, 04:02:08 AM
Hamlet via Mystery Science Theater 3000 Hilarious!
"Please speak up, my tympanic membrane rotted away some years ago."
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Post by: Arun on March 09, 2014, 06:58:41 AM
splice. sucked. now you see me. sucked worse.

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Post by: Kaesekopf on March 09, 2014, 03:21:12 PM
Now You See Me was all about the Masons and NWO if you believe Vigilant citizen.  (He makes a decent case....)

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Post by: Arun on March 09, 2014, 04:00:39 PM
Now You See Me was all about the Masons and NWO if you believe Vigilant citizen.  (He makes a decent case....)

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oh yeah i could get that
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Post by: Kaesekopf on March 09, 2014, 04:37:57 PM
I wasn't a big fan of the movie though.  The only movies I get excited for nowadays are movies with superheroes.  Haha

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Post by: Arun on March 09, 2014, 06:01:01 PM
Renzo Gracie Legacy. awesome.
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Post by: Larry on March 09, 2014, 06:05:32 PM
I started my Lent Biblical/religious films with the Jeffrey Hunter King of Kings, one of my least favorite movies of this genre. But the music and photography are really nice.
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Post by: SamVanHouten on March 09, 2014, 06:10:45 PM
Her. It's so original and immaculately written. It deserved that Oscar win for writing 100%.
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Post by: Heinrich on March 09, 2014, 07:30:37 PM
Renzo Gracie Legacy. awesome.

Googling it now. Thanks for the tip, hottie.
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Post by: Arun on March 09, 2014, 07:32:29 PM
Renzo Gracie Legacy. awesome.

Googling it now. Thanks for the tip, hottie.

alguds mate. its a documentary film, hopefully you like it. just a heads up theres some swear words.
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Post by: Archer on March 09, 2014, 08:05:14 PM
I wasn't a big fan of the movie though.  The only movies I get excited for nowadays are movies with superheroes.  Haha

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For real?
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Post by: Kaesekopf on March 09, 2014, 08:10:53 PM
Yeah.  The stuff marvel has been putting out have been really good.   Or at least entertaining.   

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Post by: Bonaventure on March 10, 2014, 02:41:41 AM
Her. It's so original and immaculately written. It deserved that Oscar win for writing 100%.

It was great. Certainly underrated.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on March 10, 2014, 06:44:52 PM
I wasn't a big fan of the movie though.  The only movies I get excited for nowadays are movies with superheroes.  Haha

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For real?

Same here. It's been years since I went to a movie theater to see something that wasn't either based on a comic, The Hobbit, or was a Tarantino film.
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Post by: Archer on March 10, 2014, 08:00:45 PM
Prior to the Hobbit movies the last movie I saw in theaters was probably Inception (excellent movie btw). I don't get out a whole lot...kids.

Other than the latest Batman movies which were fantastic, Superhero movies really don't do a whole lot for me.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 10, 2014, 08:38:45 PM
Prior to the Hobbit movies the last movie I saw in theaters was probably Inception (excellent movie btw). I don't get out a whole lot...kids.

Other than the latest Batman movies which were fantastic, Superhero movies really don't do a whole lot for me.
I saw gravity in 3d....more of an experience than a story though. Kinda of like a space Poseidon adventure for one.
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Post by: Archer on March 10, 2014, 09:01:06 PM
Prior to the Hobbit movies the last movie I saw in theaters was probably Inception (excellent movie btw). I don't get out a whole lot...kids.

Other than the latest Batman movies which were fantastic, Superhero movies really don't do a whole lot for me.
I saw gravity in 3d....more of an experience than a story though. Kinda of like a space Poseidon adventure for one.

I heard mixed reviews on that one.  Haven't seen it myself yet. 
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 11, 2014, 10:11:18 AM
Prior to the Hobbit movies the last movie I saw in theaters was probably Inception (excellent movie btw). I don't get out a whole lot...kids.

Other than the latest Batman movies which were fantastic, Superhero movies really don't do a whole lot for me.
I saw gravity in 3d....more of an experience than a story though. Kinda of like a space Poseidon adventure for one.

I heard mixed reviews on that one.  Haven't seen it myself yet.
If you cant see it un 3d there is no point
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Post by: Wicked Papist on March 11, 2014, 10:20:55 PM
Last four movies I saw:
Akira
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds
Howl's Moving Castle
Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki
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Post by: piabee on March 11, 2014, 11:43:15 PM
In a World...
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Post by: Maximilian on March 12, 2014, 12:19:44 AM

Howl's Moving Castle


I've been meaning to watch this again. I think there might be more there than I first realized. The anti-war message comes to dominate the movie and make it hard to focus on the other aspects. I don't object to the anti-war message per se, but I think the "moving castle" might be an interesting metaphor for the soul which got lost when the anti-war stuff was tacked on. Also, I want to find a version of it that is subbed instead of dubbed so that I don't have to listen to Billy Crystal.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 12, 2014, 07:46:34 AM
Last four movies I saw:
Akira
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds
Howl's Moving Castle
Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d6/Shingeki_no_Kyojin_manga_volume_1.jpg/230px-Shingeki_no_Kyojin_manga_volume_1.jpg)
Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin?, lit. "Advancing Giants")
Best Anime series Ive ever watched! (1st season free on netflix)
Wiki:
It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story centers on Eren Yeager, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert, whose lives are changed forever after the appearance of a Colossus Titan brings about the destruction of their home town and the death of Ere.
The acting is overdone of course but the animation is world class...and the storyline is fantastic. Twists and turns. It is a mix of drama-scifi-and horror. The benal nature of the creatures and their facial expressions are fascinateinglly disturbing. There are some really intelligent meditations on courage and grace under pressure.
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Post by: Wicked Papist on March 12, 2014, 12:37:08 PM

Howl's Moving Castle


I've been meaning to watch this again. I think there might be more there than I first realized. The anti-war message comes to dominate the movie and make it hard to focus on the other aspects. I don't object to the anti-war message per se, but I think the "moving castle" might be an interesting metaphor for the soul which got lost when the anti-war stuff was tacked on. Also, I want to find a version of it that is subbed instead of dubbed so that I don't have to listen to Billy Crystal.

Just Google "howl's moving castle english subbed."  I watched it with subs.
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Post by: Larry on March 12, 2014, 09:35:04 PM
A Man for All Seasons.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on March 13, 2014, 01:18:16 AM
A Man for All Seasons.

I re-watched this before, as well. 

I like this quote, though I know it lacks a bit...
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"And when have gone to Heaven for following your conscience," More replies, "and I have gone to Hell for not following mine, will you come with me — for fellowship?"
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on March 13, 2014, 07:23:34 AM
Out of the Furnace - Christian Bale and Woody Harelson. Most excellent.

One of the few movies I've seen get 5 stars on Amazon.
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Post by: Larry on March 13, 2014, 01:53:13 PM
A Man for All Seasons.

I re-watched this before, as well. 

I like this quote, though I know it lacks a bit...
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"And when have gone to Heaven for following your conscience," More replies, "and I have gone to Hell for not following mine, will you come with me — for fellowship?"

My favorite line:
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"Richard,it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for Wales..."

Really an incredible movie.
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 13, 2014, 03:45:38 PM
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"And when have gone to Heaven for following your conscience," More replies, "and I have gone to Hell for not following mine, will you come with me — for fellowship?"

My favorite quote out of that movie.  I wish I could find out if More actually said something like that quote.
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Post by: piabee on March 13, 2014, 03:50:18 PM
I remember yelling "It is a deadly canker in the body politic AND I WILL HAVE IT OUT!!!" as a child and not understanding at all what it meant.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 13, 2014, 07:27:00 PM
Sunset blvd
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Post by: Larry on March 13, 2014, 07:54:32 PM
Sunset blvd

Another great, great movie.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 13, 2014, 08:09:38 PM
Sunset blvd

Another great, great movie.
Yes I was surprised...although if I was in William Holdens (batchelor) position I wouldn't have griped a peep...I mean what the heck did he want?
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Post by: Larry on March 13, 2014, 10:32:32 PM
Sunset blvd

Another great, great movie.
Yes I was surprised...although if I was in William Holdens (batchelor) position I wouldn't have griped a peep...I mean what the heck did he want?

Artie's girlfriend.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 14, 2014, 12:16:35 AM
Classic case of overreaching getting you killed
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Post by: red solo cup on March 14, 2014, 07:28:45 AM
Oldboy. Sick.
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Post by: Adeodatus on March 14, 2014, 01:30:53 PM
Since I only had 45 minutes... Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog (42 minute running time). More amusing than I expected... I don't usually enjoy comedies (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead being my favorite).
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 14, 2014, 03:23:23 PM
Sunset blvd

Always makes me think of the Carol Burnett version. 
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 14, 2014, 04:58:59 PM
Sunset blvd

Always makes me think of the Carol Burnett version.
I know...I only saw the carol burnett skit before I watched it and it kind of made the movie lughable and a parody of itself...weird.
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Post by: Larry on March 14, 2014, 06:13:36 PM
I read the book on the making of Sunset Boulevard, and Billy Wilder did intend the movie to be a dark comedy. So it is sort of funny even without Carol Burnett, but also very sad and disturbing at the same time.
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Post by: Bonaventure on March 14, 2014, 08:04:16 PM
Twelve Years a Slave
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Post by: Arun on March 14, 2014, 09:43:18 PM
Oldboy. Sick.

yeah that plot twist was unsettling eh.

just watched "cheap thrills" its alright.
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Post by: piabee on March 15, 2014, 04:10:18 AM
Take a wild guess.
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Post by: Arun on March 15, 2014, 06:17:07 AM
Take a wild guess.

huh?

guess mine too but i give you a clue; theres only eight people in greenland, its a good palce to find a thumb...
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Post by: Bonaventure on March 15, 2014, 11:39:59 AM
That's too easy. It's Veronica Mars.
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Post by: Lynne on March 15, 2014, 01:40:49 PM
That's too easy. It's Veronica Mars.

What did you think?

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Post by: piabee on March 15, 2014, 03:53:05 PM
It was definitely enjoyable for fans. I want to see it again with friends who haven't watched the show. The biggest thing that bugged was that it sounded different. That's the difference between mixing for a movie theater and for dvds played on a laptop but it changed the atmosphere and it was tough to get past. I couldn't decide if it wanted to be a long episode or a short season. Logan was also missing a bit of his light-hearted quirkiness but all the characters were in a good place at the beginning and the end (for those who evolved during the story). I'm sure I will be watching it many more times and my opinion could change. But a solid A overall. They set up some intriguing plot points for a sequel (fingers crossed!). [spoiler]RIP Sachs.[/spoiler]

Edited to fix phone typos.
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Post by: Lynne on March 15, 2014, 05:10:30 PM
Good! I enjoyed the series. My daughter saw it last night too and loved it.
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Post by: verenaerin on March 15, 2014, 06:42:28 PM
Ugh, I want to see it so bad. But Mr. T is working the weekend. Maybe I will see it on Monday.
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Post by: verenaerin on March 15, 2014, 06:57:06 PM
Apparently I won't be seeing it, it is only in select cities. Tiny town in the middle of nowhere, PA was not selected.


 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Arun on March 15, 2014, 06:57:31 PM
But Mr. T is working the weekend.

oh, man. i pity the fool...
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Post by: piabee on March 15, 2014, 08:24:02 PM
Apparently I won't be seeing it, it is only in select cities. Tiny town in the middle of nowhere, PA was not selected.

They released it to download and rent online yesterday, too, for fans in exactly your situation!
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Post by: SamVanHouten on March 16, 2014, 06:56:37 AM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Beautifully written, beautifully acted. It's very much a break-up movie, despite what people will have you think.
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Post by: Larry on March 16, 2014, 06:51:48 PM
The Agony and the Ecstasy. Great performances from Rex Harrison and Chuck Heston.
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Post by: verenaerin on March 16, 2014, 09:32:22 PM
Apparently I won't be seeing it, it is only in select cities. Tiny town in the middle of nowhere, PA was not selected.

They released it to download and rent online yesterday, too, for fans in exactly your situation!

Awesome! That is perfect. I would have never looked into it. Thanks for the heads up! :)
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Post by: red solo cup on March 21, 2014, 07:31:26 AM
The Grand Exotic Marigold Hotel. This had everybody in it. Maggie Smith. Judi Dench. The gal who played Mathew's mother  on Downton Abbey.
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Post by: ChristConquers on March 21, 2014, 12:10:43 PM
La Dolce Vita.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 21, 2014, 04:45:35 PM
The Grand Exotic Marigold Hotel. This had everybody in it. Maggie Smith. Judi Dench. The gal who played Mathew's mother  on Downton Abbey.
Theres very little beautifull about India after watching this Netflix episode of 'An Idiot abroad."
http://movies.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70297418&trkid=7882979&t=An+Idiot+Abroad%3A+Ssn+1%3A+India (http://movies.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70297418&trkid=7882979&t=An+Idiot+Abroad%3A+Ssn+1%3A+India)
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 21, 2014, 08:47:49 PM
Watching XMen. 
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 22, 2014, 08:13:08 PM
Movie weekend.  Finished XMen and am on to The King's Speech. 
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 23, 2014, 12:12:01 PM
Movie weekend.  Finished XMen and am on to The King's Speech.

On to A Man for All Seasons
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on March 23, 2014, 12:22:20 PM
Saving Mr Banks. Actually very good.
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Post by: Larry on March 23, 2014, 02:42:20 PM
Quo Vadis with Peter Ustinov as Nero.
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Post by: Bernadette on March 23, 2014, 06:28:20 PM
Rat (Netflix). Fun movie about a guy who comes home from the pub and turns into a rat.
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Post by: Adeodatus on March 24, 2014, 08:18:14 PM
The Wind Rises. Excellent.
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Post by: Maximilian on March 24, 2014, 09:12:04 PM
The Wind Rises. Excellent.


I want to see that.
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Post by: Bonaventure on March 24, 2014, 09:14:06 PM
Wall Street
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Post by: maryslittlegarden on March 25, 2014, 01:24:28 PM
Quo Vadis with Peter Ustinov as Nero.

Ustinov has some of the best scenes in Spartacus - he manages to steal scenes from Charles Laughten and Laurence Olivier. 
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Post by: Larry on March 25, 2014, 02:31:31 PM
Quo Vadis with Peter Ustinov as Nero.

Ustinov has some of the best scenes in Spartacus - he manages to steal scenes from Charles Laughten and Laurence Olivier.

He's a scene stealer in Quo Vadis too. He plays a despicable character, but you can't help but feel sorry for him.
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Post by: Bonaventure on March 28, 2014, 03:32:09 PM
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on March 28, 2014, 03:42:03 PM
Mansfield Park. Great movie
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on March 28, 2014, 05:07:59 PM
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/churchofthemasses/2014/03/the-utter-embarrassing-mess-of-noah-and-why-everybody-is-lying-about-it/ (http://www.patheos.com/blogs/churchofthemasses/2014/03/the-utter-embarrassing-mess-of-noah-and-why-everybody-is-lying-about-it/)
(http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/churchofthemasses/files/2014/03/russell-crowe-as-noah-014-noah-s-russell-crowe-says-that-banning-was-to-be-expected-300x180.jpg)

Well Im not gonna see NOAH (im not at all surprised)

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Let me just start by saying two words which you can accept as fair warning to avoid this stupidest movie in years: Rock People.
Need more?
Tragiclly, as Western Civilization continues to decay all around us, one thing remains unmuddled: everything is politics. And nowhere is that more true than in media. The same polarization that fired Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty and then got him rehired, and made Mel Gibson $600 million, and then lost him his Hollywood career, and made half the world want to canonize Roman Polanski with the other half wanting him castrated — these are the same social causes propelling the embarrassingly awful horribleness of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, into an 76% fresh rating from the shameless, agenda-driven critics at RottenTomatoes.com, and setting so many Christian leaders and critics into shilling for the same. Please, stop the madness. It is astounding to me how Christians can be lured into a defense of the indefensible because they are so afraid of the charge of “unreasonablenes.” Trying so hard to be nice, we end up being patsies for people who have no other agenda than to make money off of us.
Oh yeah. And ROCK PEOPLE.
Honestly, there is so little that is Biblical in the piece that it isn’t even worth critiquing it as an irreverent adaptation. If the Bible was an original writer of the material, the WGA wouldn’t even insist on it getting a shared story credit with Aronofsky. It isn’t an adaptation in any serious sense of that term. There is a boat, a flood, and a guy named Noah in both pieces, and that is all they have in common.
Noah is a terrible, terrible movie. I kept thinking all through, “Wow. The secular critics hate Christians this much. They hate the Christians so much, that they will rave about this piece of crap because they think the Christians are going to hate it for ideological reasons.” And the Christian critics? Well, too many have been all balled up in the throes of self-loathing for at least a decade, which leads them to depths of self-contradiction in their popular culture appraisals that never seems to have a bottom. As soon as the momentum around this picture as offensive Scripturally began to go – and it is clear that this was generated intentionally by the studio and PR people promoting Noah – the Christians felt themselves double-dared to show themselves “enlightened” enough to embrace the movie even as it spits in their eye in every way – as an adaptation of Scripture, as a work of cinema, and as a plain old story. Remember when so many Christians felt the need to embrace the neo-porn mess, The Master? I remember one guy insisting that it was the best film of the decade. It wasn’t. It was an offensive, puerile mess. And remember when we were all told to go see The Da Vinci Code to promote “dialogue.” What a crock! In this case, the insane need to embrace modern sewage has the critics swallowing huge, gargantuan portions of ROCK PEOPLE!
Where was I? Oh yes, Noah is a terrible, terrible movie. As a story, it doesn’t attain to the level of the worst of the cheesy Biblical movies made in the fifties. Aronofsky broke the first and sacred rule of storytelling: you have to make the audience care. We never cared about Noah even after he was kind to a wounded, half dog – half snake. (No, that wasn’t a mistake.) We never cared for any of the characters. I kept hearing people say this movie is deep. It isn’t. It is psychologically pedestrian. The only emotion the movie elicited in me was laughs of scorn. The script is problematic in every way in which a script can be problematic. Bad characterizations – no complex personalities, just stereotypes. Unmotivated choices abound. No imagery or story subtext. Huge story problems requiring ark-sized suspension of disbelief. Earnest, oh so earnest, dialogue with every syllable on-the-tedious-nose. Awkward transitions. Completely missing a coherent theme. Embarrassing soap-operaish holds on actors looking tense or worried or just staring ahead trying to convey lostness and doubt. And the fakest, funniest looking, plastic green snake used repeatedly to indicate badness.
It’s so dumb, I can’t even write a serious review. Seems likely the studio purposely created and then drove all the controversy around the movie because they knew they had a dog. They’re hoping they can have a huge opening weekend because as soon as word gets out that this is a dull, idiotic waste, it’s going to drop like a rock person next weekend.
Here is a short list of some of the stupid story problems in Nooah: (Is it possible to spoil a rotten thing? Well, be warned anyway…)
- Some of the angels felt compassion for Adam and Eve. God was so petulant and wrathful that he turned those angels into rock people. Then, human beings killed most of the rock people somehow. So, the rock people hate humans. But they take a hankering to Noah for no reason and build the ark for him.
- Noah chides his son for ending the life of a teeny wildflower. And then he cuts down an entire forest to build his ark.
- We are told that the cities are centers of technology, but when we see the cities close up, they are just tents and unwashed people with really bad hair. You would think if they were so advanced they might have invented shampoo.
- It starts to rain, and five minutes later, Tubal Cain attacks the ark with an army of thousands and thousands. That’s a great general!
- The evil city people believe it is the apocalypse within seconds of the first drops of rain.
- Tubal-Cain hides on the ark -unknown to Noah – for nine months. He stays hidden despite the fact that he is eating the animals raw to keep up his strength. There went all the unicorns, I guess.
- The animals are lulled to deep sleep by a herbal smoke potion. But it has no effect on the humans.
- Noah spends nine months firmly entrenched in his plan to murder his grandchildren at their birth. He’s intractable and insane in his conviction that this is what God wants. But then, when he is about to stick the knife in the children, he just changes his mind. Unmotivated choice.
- Five minutes after they emerge onto the new land, Noah makes himself a winery and gets crazy drunk and naked. It’s not clear if he is angry at “The Creator” or angry at himself or just an introvert who suddenly has nothing to do.
- ROCK PEOPLE. ROCK PEOPLE. ROCK PEOPLE.
I was looking forward to the effects, but, really, the movie storytelling is so bad, that the effects fall flat. The score is over the top and intrusive. It is striving so transparently to make up for the lack of emotion in the picture that it repeatedly calls attention to itself, in the worst way.
Oh yeah, and there is a ton of annoying, superior liberal preaching about how we should all be vegetarians, and that technology and cities are innately bad because they hurt the planet. Dumb, oversimplified liberal utopia nonsense. But it barely offended me because I was so much mre offended by the terrible story craft in the piece.
Stay far away and save your money. Rent The Ten Commandments for the weekend. Or Ben Hur. Or even a bad Biblical movie like The Robe. Any of them are a thousand times better than this piece of pretentious, over-hyped garbage.
Galaxy Quest called. They want their rock people back.
Anybody who says Christians need to see the movie to promote dialogue is being a tool. Anybody who says the movie is visionary is jumping on an Emperor has No Clothes bandwagon. Any pastor who creates a sermon to coincide with this awful piece is being played for a sucker. And the Christians who are promoting the film for money should be ASHAMED of themselves. Really, how dare you?
P.S. rock people
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Maximilian on March 28, 2014, 05:28:38 PM
Mansfield Park. Great movie


You need a link. There have been lots of versions of Mansfield Park.
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Post by: Larry on March 28, 2014, 09:44:49 PM
The Passion of Joan of Arc. As powerful in its own way as Gibson's movie about Our Lord's Passion.
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on March 29, 2014, 09:55:53 AM
Mansfield Park. Great movie


You need a link. There have been lots of versions of Mansfield Park.

1999 with Frances O'Connor
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on March 30, 2014, 03:04:21 PM
The Gospel of John. I heard good things about this, so was a bit disappointed in it. The New English version of the Bible was used, so instead of "The Word Became Flesh", we get "He became a human being". There are some good things about it, but I was expecting a better movie.
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Post by: Gardener on March 30, 2014, 03:24:30 PM
The Gospel of John. I heard good things about this, so was a bit disappointed in it. The New English version of the Bible was used, so instead of "The Word Became Flesh", we get "He became a human being". There are some good things about it, but I was expecting a better movie.

If you want to absolutely rage, read the first chapter of St. John's Gospel in "The Message" version of the "Bible" (I deny such things to be proper Bibles, hence the quotes)
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Post by: The Harlequin King on March 30, 2014, 03:38:32 PM
The Gospel of John. I heard good things about this, so was a bit disappointed in it. The New English version of the Bible was used, so instead of "The Word Became Flesh", we get "He became a human being". There are some good things about it, but I was expecting a better movie.

That movie was actually a gateway to me exploring Christianity and taking it seriously on my own terms. It was when I was a freshman in high school or so. I remember walking all the way to the movie theater and back. I'm sure I could nitpick it to hell if I were to watch it again, but I was quite moved by it the first time around.
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Post by: Christknight104 on March 30, 2014, 06:06:01 PM
Divergent and American Hustle.
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Post by: Larry on March 30, 2014, 08:02:45 PM
The Gospel of John. I heard good things about this, so was a bit disappointed in it. The New English version of the Bible was used, so instead of "The Word Became Flesh", we get "He became a human being". There are some good things about it, but I was expecting a better movie.

That movie was actually a gateway to me exploring Christianity and taking it seriously on my own terms. It was when I was a freshman in high school or so. I remember walking all the way to the movie theater and back. I'm sure I could nitpick it to hell if I were to watch it again, but I was quite moved by it the first time around.

I could see it having that effect on someone. The healing of the blind man, Our Lord's clashes with the scribes, the resurrection appearances, were all very well done. The actor who portrayed Christ was good.  I was just expecting a better artistic experience, as I remember many comparing it favorably to more accomplished cinematic versions of Our Lord's life when it was released.
I watched Pasolini's The Gospel According to Matthew this afternoon. A beautiful movie, but definitely not for all tastes.

ETA: Two things that I really appreciated in The Gospel According to John were the wedding feast at Cana(Our Lady was portrayed very well), and the "I am the Bread of Life" discourse. I don't know how anyone could watch that scene and not understand that Our Lord is truly present in the Eucharist. The movie will probably grow on me in subsequent viewings. Whenever my mind builds up an expectation for a book or film, I'm usually disappointed on my initial viewing. I learn to appreciate it later.
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Post by: Lynne on March 30, 2014, 08:31:57 PM
The Gospel of John. I heard good things about this, so was a bit disappointed in it. The New English version of the Bible was used, so instead of "The Word Became Flesh", we get "He became a human being". There are some good things about it, but I was expecting a better movie.
Where did you see this?

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Post by: Larry on March 30, 2014, 08:48:12 PM
The Gospel of John. I heard good things about this, so was a bit disappointed in it. The New English version of the Bible was used, so instead of "The Word Became Flesh", we get "He became a human being". There are some good things about it, but I was expecting a better movie.
Where did you see this?

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I bought the DVD from Amazon. I don't know if Netflix carries it or not.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Arun on March 31, 2014, 04:59:21 AM
I Spit On Your Grave. absolute shite. why did i even bother...?
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Post by: Larry on March 31, 2014, 08:54:20 AM
I Spit On Your Grave. absolute shite. why did i even bother...?

One of the most disturbing movies ever made. I always thought that Roger Ebert's review was very apt.

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/i-spit-on-your-grave-1980
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Post by: Arun on March 31, 2014, 05:42:34 PM
oh nah i watched the 2012 remake of it, not the original one.
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Post by: Larry on March 31, 2014, 06:23:56 PM
oh nah i watched the 2012 remake of it, not the original one.

I never knew there was a remake. That's what happens when you get old.
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Post by: Arun on March 31, 2014, 09:37:56 PM
i think there was a sequel last year too...

still it could be worse. i was given a copy of the plot to read of a film which was being protested a while ago called "A Serbian Film". i don't know how anybody could possibly find that entertaining.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on April 04, 2014, 01:09:45 AM
Captain America 2.

It was good and enjoyable. 
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Post by: Gardener on April 04, 2014, 01:15:21 AM
Captain America 2.

It was good and enjoyable.

http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/L13TESTE.HTM


 :popcorn:
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Post by: Kaesekopf on April 04, 2014, 11:49:03 AM
:lol:

It was really good.  Everyone should see it.  The marvel cinematic universe is amazing.
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Post by: Larry on April 05, 2014, 06:36:24 PM
I just saw Captain America 2 as well. It was great.
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Post by: Francisco Suárez on April 06, 2014, 12:57:39 AM
Kelly's Heroes. It's a classic.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Adeodatus on April 06, 2014, 02:48:34 AM
Captain America 2. An excellent film.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Petrie on April 06, 2014, 10:59:46 AM
unfortunately, noah
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on April 07, 2014, 12:37:05 PM
unfortunately, noah
so youll pay money to see a movie that was known to blaspheme God...but you wont go to a TLM that mentions Francis?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: zork on April 07, 2014, 12:43:33 PM
unfortunately, noah
so youll pay money to see a movie that was known to blaspheme God...but you wont go to a TLM that mentions Francis?

Leave her alone, Voxx.

Last film I saw was Ghosthouse (1987).
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Petrie on April 07, 2014, 05:11:49 PM
unfortunately, noah
so youll pay money to see a movie that was known to blaspheme God...but you wont go to a TLM that mentions Francis?

Again, when did the Church (or a priest) tell me that I shouldn't see the movie Voxx?  Or is a random movie reviewer have more pull for you than say a sedevacantist priest?

And PS.  I haven't decided on the una cum issue, so I don't know where you get off telling me what I will or won't do.
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Post by: MilesChristi on April 07, 2014, 05:20:36 PM
Fistful of Dollars, before that Captain América 2.

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Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Larry on April 07, 2014, 07:17:32 PM
I watched The Greatest Story Ever Told, which is one of the weakest depictions of the life of Our Lord on film. But it still has beautiful photography and scenery. This film, as long as it is, was actually butchered before release. I wonder if George Stevens original version would be better?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on April 07, 2014, 08:21:44 PM
Captain America 2. An excellent film.

So good.  Very enjoyable.

I kind of want to see it again.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on April 07, 2014, 10:11:05 PM
unfortunately, noah
so youll pay money to see a movie that was known to blaspheme God...but you wont go to a TLM that mentions Francis?

Again, when did the Church (or a priest) tell me that I shouldn't see the movie Voxx?  Or is a random movie reviewer have more pull for you than say a sedevacantist priest?

And PS.  I haven't decided on the una cum issue, so I don't know where you get off telling me what I will or won't do.
your right I was being snarky...sorry.
And I didnt know you are a lady...doubly sorry
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Petrie on April 08, 2014, 05:11:28 AM
unfortunately, noah
so youll pay money to see a movie that was known to blaspheme God...but you wont go to a TLM that mentions Francis?

Again, when did the Church (or a priest) tell me that I shouldn't see the movie Voxx?  Or is a random movie reviewer have more pull for you than say a sedevacantist priest?

And PS.  I haven't decided on the una cum issue, so I don't know where you get off telling me what I will or won't do.
your right I was being snarky...sorry.
And I didnt know you are a lady...doubly sorry

Thanks voxx (although your apology because I am a lady was totally unnecessary).  I'm sorry that we seem to be butting heads lately.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on April 08, 2014, 06:06:35 AM
Im on a grinding work schedule right now and I get irracible...well um ...more so than usual ;D
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: piabee on April 08, 2014, 01:27:23 PM
Captain America 2. An excellent film.

So good.  Very enjoyable.

I kind of want to see it again.

I might go see it tonight.
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Post by: Lynne on April 08, 2014, 01:30:23 PM
Im on a grinding work schedule right now and I get irracible...well um ...more so than usual ;D

Feast or famine, eh? I'm glad you're busy, even if irascible...  :)
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Elizabeth on April 08, 2014, 06:38:10 PM
Last night we watched The Passion of the Christ; have not done so for a few years.

It is still wonderful for meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries, but the BVM is still so wrong.

Our Lady should have been much, much more beautiful and younger with delicate gestures. 

Still the best Christ, St. John, Pontius Pilate, and Satan and everybody else, really.  All in all, a good thing for the kids and I on a Lenten school night to cry for the love of Our Lord. 

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Post by: Petrie on April 08, 2014, 07:10:33 PM
Last night we watched The Passion of the Christ; have not done so for a few years.

It is still wonderful for meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries, but the BVM is still so wrong.

Our Lady should have been much, much more beautiful and younger with delicate gestures. 

Still the best Christ, St. John, Pontius Pilate, and Satan and everybody else, really.  All in all, a good thing for the kids and I on a Lenten school night to cry for the love of Our Lord.
I liked this Mary, but my fave is Mary from Jesus of Nazareth.
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Post by: erin is nice on April 08, 2014, 07:49:43 PM
Last night we watched The Passion of the Christ; have not done so for a few years.

It is still wonderful for meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries, but the BVM is still so wrong.

Our Lady should have been much, much more beautiful and younger with delicate gestures. 


I think she was very pretty, and how could she possibly be any younger? Late 40s is totally appropriate.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on April 08, 2014, 08:01:46 PM
Our Lady should have been much, much more beautiful and younger with delicate gestures. 

I think she was very pretty, and how could she possibly be any younger? Late 40s is totally appropriate.

I agree with you that the actress was appropriate, but it would've been a creative and provocative choice to have a younger (and transcendentally beautiful) actress in the role, since the curse of Original Sin is death and, by extension, the decay of age.  Our Lady being conceived without sin, it's frequently been presumed that she suffered no decay of age.  In most of the traditional artistic representations, she is usually kind of "ageless" in a way: not necessarily young, but certainly not old either.  Had Mel Gibson cast an obviously young actress, it might've been too jarring for modern audiences.
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Post by: erin is nice on April 08, 2014, 08:12:34 PM
Our Lady should have been much, much more beautiful and younger with delicate gestures. 

I think she was very pretty, and how could she possibly be any younger? Late 40s is totally appropriate.

I agree with you that the actress was appropriate, but it would've been a creative and provocative choice to have a younger (and transcendentally beautiful) actress in the role, since the curse of Original Sin is death and, by extension, the decay of age.  Our Lady being conceived without sin, it's frequently been presumed that she suffered no decay of age.  In most of the traditional artistic representations, she is usually kind of "ageless" in a way: not necessarily young, but certainly not old either.  Had Mel Gibson cast an obviously young actress, it might've been too jarring for modern audiences.

Even though it would be appropriate in a way for Our Lady to never age, at the same time, people would have noticed and it would have brought her a lot of attention that she never would have wanted.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on April 08, 2014, 08:25:43 PM
Even though it would be appropriate in a way for Our Lady to never age, at the same time, people would have noticed and it would have brought her a lot of attention that she never would have wanted.

Agreed.  I think Mel Gibson probably opted to cast an older woman to avoid surprising a modern audience.  He'd already filled the project with enough controversy for one movie.

The really interesting choice, I think, was Satan as a pale human androgyne: a bald female with an overdubbed masculine voice.  Considering the recent nitpicking over the Noah movie, I'm surprised some posters here don't wonder why Satan wasn't a snake, or at least a horned demon with wings.
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Post by: Roland Deschain2 on April 08, 2014, 08:27:32 PM
Last night we watched The Passion of the Christ; have not done so for a few years.

It is still wonderful for meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries, but the BVM is still so wrong.

Our Lady should have been much, much more beautiful and younger with delicate gestures. 

Still the best Christ, St. John, Pontius Pilate, and Satan and everybody else, really.  All in all, a good thing for the kids and I on a Lenten school night to cry for the love of Our Lord.

I doubt Our Lady would have stood out at all given Her humility. I'm sure she looked like your typical Jewish woman of the era. Despite our Western renderings, our Lord and the Blessed Mother did not look like blue-eyed Germans.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Pon de Replay on April 08, 2014, 08:44:56 PM
I doubt Our Lady would have stood out at all given Her humility. I'm sure she looked like your typical Jewish woman of the era. Despite our Western renderings, our Lord and the Blessed Mother did not look like blue-eyed Germans.

Couldn't a beautiful person still perfectly possess the virtue of humility?
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Post by: Kaesekopf on April 08, 2014, 10:38:52 PM
Captain America 2. An excellent film.

So good.  Very enjoyable.

I kind of want to see it again.

I might go see it tonight.

Did you see it?  What'd you think?
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Post by: piabee on April 09, 2014, 04:04:43 AM
Captain America 2. An excellent film.

So good.  Very enjoyable.

I kind of want to see it again.

I might go see it tonight.

Did you see it?  What'd you think?

It was very long. Was there another scene after the credits after the scene after the credits?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Petrie on April 09, 2014, 05:24:28 AM
Last night we watched The Passion of the Christ; have not done so for a few years.

It is still wonderful for meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries, but the BVM is still so wrong.

Our Lady should have been much, much more beautiful and younger with delicate gestures. 

Still the best Christ, St. John, Pontius Pilate, and Satan and everybody else, really.  All in all, a good thing for the kids and I on a Lenten school night to cry for the love of Our Lord.

I doubt Our Lady would have stood out at all given Her humility. I'm sure she looked like your typical Jewish woman of the era. Despite our Western renderings, our Lord and the Blessed Mother did not look like blue-eyed Germans.

Agreed.  I think it's the same reason why Jesus wasn't blonde and blue eyed in Mel's movie.  Generally, Mel Gibson's movie was raw.  There was nothing about it that seemed "beautiful".  It wasn't meant to be so.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Elizabeth on April 09, 2014, 11:04:46 AM
Our Lady should have been much, much more beautiful and younger with delicate gestures. 

I think she was very pretty, and how could she possibly be any younger? Late 40s is totally appropriate.

I agree with you that the actress was appropriate, but it would've been a creative and provocative choice to have a younger (and transcendentally beautiful) actress in the role, since the curse of Original Sin is death and, by extension, the decay of age.  Our Lady being conceived without sin, it's frequently been presumed that she suffered no decay of age.  In most of the traditional artistic representations, she is usually kind of "ageless" in a way: not necessarily young, but certainly not old either.  Had Mel Gibson cast an obviously young actress, it might've been too jarring for modern audiences.

Even though it would be appropriate in a way for Our Lady to never age, at the same time, people would have noticed and it would have brought her a lot of attention that she never would have wanted.

Ah, but Queen of Angels
            Queen of Mercy
            Queen of Heaven
            Full of Grace
            Queen Conceived Without Original Sin
            etc. etc.
I insist she is the most beautiful, radiant, resplendent physically perfect, symmetrical, glorious lady ever!  No age, no ungraceful movement, no flaw everything absolutely perfect of all.  Ageless perfection, dignified Queen of All Virtues.  Anyway, not that actress. It was her expression, reminded me of a bird of prey most of the time.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Elizabeth on April 09, 2014, 11:10:40 AM
  Had Mel Gibson cast an obviously young actress, it might've been too jarring for modern audiences.

No no no!  Almost every statue shows the Holy Mother as beautiful.  This was a fatal flaw -- everybody loves beauty.
Veronica was more beautiful than the actress who played Our Lady.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Elizabeth on April 09, 2014, 11:13:54 AM


I doubt Our Lady would have stood out at all given Her humility. I'm sure she looked like your typical Jewish woman of the era. Despite our Western renderings, our Lord and the Blessed Mother did not look like blue-eyed Germans.

Roland!  You are breaking my heart! For starters, the eyes are the window to the soul.  That's one reason Caveziel was so good, even with brown contact lenses.
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Post by: erin is nice on April 09, 2014, 11:16:38 AM
If Our Lady never aged over whatever age you think she should have stopped (and who determines that, anyway?), everyone would have been talking about her and staring at her, and it would have just gotten worse every year-- Do you really think the Blessed Mother would have wanted to be the center of worldly attention like that? I think she would have been very, very beautiful, but not frozen in time because she would not have wanted it (even though she deserved it).
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Post by: Elizabeth on April 09, 2014, 11:24:03 AM
She is too full of Grace for God to have allowed any such nonsense.  Her Son's disciples would all have loved her, and her gaze would only inspire love and purity.  She had glorious St. Joseph beforehand. 

Also, I think it's possible there were more beautiful women in those days.

Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Archer on April 09, 2014, 02:07:50 PM
Still the best Christ, St. John, Pontius Pilate, and Satan and everybody else, really.  All in all, a good thing for the kids and I on a Lenten school night to cry for the love of Our Lord.

I prefer Simon Peter and Pontius Pilate from "Jesus of Nazareth."
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Kaesekopf on April 09, 2014, 04:50:25 PM
Captain America 2. An excellent film.

So good.  Very enjoyable.

I kind of want to see it again.

I might go see it tonight.

Did you see it?  What'd you think?

It was very long. Was there another scene after the credits after the scene after the credits?

It was long but I really enjoyed it still.

There were two postcredit scenes.  One was after the stylized credits, another after all the credits.
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Post by: Arun on April 09, 2014, 05:00:39 PM
If Our Lady never aged over whatever age you think she should have stopped (and who determines that, anyway?), everyone would have been talking about her and staring at her, and it would have just gotten worse every year-- Do you really think the Blessed Mother would have wanted to be the center of worldly attention like that? I think she would have been very, very beautiful, but not frozen in time because she would not have wanted it (even though she deserved it).

yeah personally i think she would of aged, but aged well. like that saying "ageing gracefully" well whose got more grace than Our Lady right.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Pon de Replay on April 09, 2014, 06:11:20 PM
  Had Mel Gibson cast an obviously young actress, it might've been too jarring for modern audiences.

No no no!  Almost every statue shows the Holy Mother as beautiful.  This was a fatal flaw -- everybody loves beauty.
Veronica was more beautiful than the actress who played Our Lady.

I agree with you that Our Lady did not age.  I think it would've been the creative (and best) choice for Mel Gibson to have cast a beautiful young woman in the role.  It would've been boldly Catholic.  But it would've run the risk of freaking some people out.  Jim Cavievel's Jesus (who also should not have aged, actually) would've had a mother who looked the same age or even younger than he.  Modern audiences just wouldn't get it.  I don't fault Gibson for his casting decision there, although his Mary was a little bit (as another poster has put it) "raw," and I'm not sure I really appreciate that.  I guess I can see both sides of the argument.

Thus far no one has mentioned the best Pontius Pilate in all of cinema: David Bowie.  I like that he wasn't the stereotypical Pilate, the macho soldier.  He was a fey equestrian: fashionably Stoic; an aspiring aristocrat.  Sholem Asch invented an excellent backstory for Pilate in his novel The Nazarene, wherein Pilate was a decadent political careerist who married the not-so-marriageable Claudia (who was related to the emperor) as a stepping stone to his appointment in Jerusalem.  But he still succumbed to having his Pilate being broad-shouldered and short-tempered, whereas a "Bowie" type would've been better.

To answer Erin's question, a person free from Original Sin would not have aged past the most perfect bloom of their adulthood.  This would generally tend to be somewhere between the mid-20s and early 30s, so use your imagination.  In Islam, the most perfect age (and the age one stays in heaven) is said to be 33, which seems reasonable enough at first blush, but is actually kind of cruel when you apply it across the board.  Pity the prematurely bald.  But you get the idea.
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Post by: piabee on April 09, 2014, 07:58:05 PM
It was long but I really enjoyed it still.

It took a long time for everything to happen but there was a lot packed into it so maybe that's why?
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Post by: Roland Deschain2 on April 09, 2014, 09:26:08 PM
  Had Mel Gibson cast an obviously young actress, it might've been too jarring for modern audiences.

No no no!  Almost every statue shows the Holy Mother as beautiful.  This was a fatal flaw -- everybody loves beauty.
Veronica was more beautiful than the actress who played Our Lady.

I agree with you that Our Lady did not age. 

To answer Erin's question, a person free from Original Sin would not have aged past the most perfect bloom of their adulthood. 

Yet it is perfectly acceptable to believe that the Blessed Mother died prior to her being assumed into Heaven. The Eastern Church celebrates her "Dormition."

If Our Lady could die than she could have also aged.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on April 09, 2014, 09:44:30 PM
I thought the actress playing Our Lady in the Passion was very beutifull... But remember the movie takes place during her passion as well.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on April 09, 2014, 11:07:29 PM
It was long but I really enjoyed it still.

It took a long time for everything to happen but there was a lot packed into it so maybe that's why?

It did take a long time for things to happen,  but also consider just how much they packed into that story.  At least two major plotlines.
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Post by: erin is nice on April 10, 2014, 08:33:49 AM
To answer Erin's question, a person free from Original Sin would not have aged past the most perfect bloom of their adulthood.  This would generally tend to be somewhere between the mid-20s and early 30s, so use your imagination.  In Islam, the most perfect age (and the age one stays in heaven) is said to be 33, which seems reasonable enough at first blush, but is actually kind of cruel when you apply it across the board.  Pity the prematurely bald.  But you get the idea.

St. Augustine also thought 33 was the perfect age.
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Post by: Larry on April 10, 2014, 11:05:02 AM
Thus far no one has mentioned the best Pontius Pilate in all of cinema: David Bowie.  I like that he wasn't the stereotypical Pilate, the macho soldier.  He was a fey equestrian: fashionably Stoic; an aspiring aristocrat.  Sholem Asch invented an excellent backstory for Pilate in his novel The Nazarene, wherein Pilate was a decadent political careerist who married the not-so-marriageable Claudia (who was related to the emperor) as a stepping stone to his appointment in Jerusalem.  But he still succumbed to having his Pilate being broad-shouldered and short-tempered, whereas a "Bowie" type would've been better.


Bowie was great, too bad the movie was such a theological fustercluck. It has so many incredible visual moments, and Peter Gabriel's music is amazing. A good edit job and some added scenes would  help that flick.

On Asch's book: I haven't read it in years. Was Asch a believer in Our Lord, or just an admirer? I remember a Jewish lady I used to work with really appreciating that book, so I have to wonder. I read it as a teenager when I would read or watch anything about Jesus.
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Post by: Elizabeth on April 10, 2014, 12:14:58 PM


Thus far no one has mentioned the best Pontius Pilate in all of cinema: David Bowie. 


Because WHO KNEW?!  I think I can believe this without seeing.
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Post by: Bonaventure on April 10, 2014, 04:41:20 PM
Catch me if you can
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Post by: Pon de Replay on April 10, 2014, 06:20:02 PM
Bowie was great, too bad the movie was such a theological fustercluck. It has so many incredible visual moments, and Peter Gabriel's music is amazing. A good edit job and some added scenes would  help that flick.

On Asch's book: I haven't read it in years. Was Asch a believer in Our Lord, or just an admirer? I remember a Jewish lady I used to work with really appreciating that book, so I have to wonder. I read it as a teenager when I would read or watch anything about Jesus.

I guess The Last Temptation was a better book than it was a movie, although the movie did have some excellent flourishes, as you point out.  I think the three best novels written about Christ by non-Catholics are Kazantzakis' book, King Jesus by Robert Graves, and Asch's The Nazarene.  Asch was not a believer, but his keen admiration for the Christian religion was frowned upon by his fellow Jews.  By the end of The Nazarene, he seems to be of the opinion that Christ was something of an alternate messiah, intended for the Gentiles, bringing them into a valid covenant with God while having them continue to subsist apart from the Jews.  Which is kind of a strange way to look at the situation, but it seems to have been somewhat prophetic, since it was also the ecumenical view shared by popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, who said things like "the Old Covenant was never revoked" and "the messianic wait is not in vain."
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Post by: Pon de Replay on April 10, 2014, 06:21:16 PM
  Had Mel Gibson cast an obviously young actress, it might've been too jarring for modern audiences.

No no no!  Almost every statue shows the Holy Mother as beautiful.  This was a fatal flaw -- everybody loves beauty.
Veronica was more beautiful than the actress who played Our Lady.

I agree with you that Our Lady did not age. 

To answer Erin's question, a person free from Original Sin would not have aged past the most perfect bloom of their adulthood. 

Yet it is perfectly acceptable to believe that the Blessed Mother died prior to her being assumed into Heaven. The Eastern Church celebrates her "Dormition."

If Our Lady could die than she could have also aged.

It's acceptable to believe it (after all, it's even permissible to believe that canonizations are fallible), but I just don't see the logic.  If "the wages of sin is death," then why would a sinless woman suffer death or decay?

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Post by: Gardener on April 10, 2014, 06:52:35 PM
  Had Mel Gibson cast an obviously young actress, it might've been too jarring for modern audiences.

No no no!  Almost every statue shows the Holy Mother as beautiful.  This was a fatal flaw -- everybody loves beauty.
Veronica was more beautiful than the actress who played Our Lady.

I agree with you that Our Lady did not age. 

To answer Erin's question, a person free from Original Sin would not have aged past the most perfect bloom of their adulthood. 

Yet it is perfectly acceptable to believe that the Blessed Mother died prior to her being assumed into Heaven. The Eastern Church celebrates her "Dormition."

If Our Lady could die than she could have also aged.

It's acceptable to believe it (after all, it's even permissible to believe that canonizations are fallible), but I just don't see the logic.  If "the wages of sin is death," then why would a sinless woman suffer death or decay?

That passage (Romans 6) is primarily speaking of the eternal death.

She did not suffer decay, as according to Tradition she was assumed following her temporal death before the necessary time elapsed to make her ritually unclean under Jewish law.

Dr. Taylor Marshall lays it out here: http://taylormarshall.com/2013/08/did-the-virgin-mary-die.html

He cites Popes, Saints, etc.

One could just as easily ask if being free from Original and Actual sin, how Christ could die. It makes no sense for the Apostles to have put her in a tomb is she was sleeping like Snow White. Her dormition, so-called, might have been a term to distinguish her death biologically speaking from the death due to sin of which we shall all take part.

We find some explanations here: https://www.ewtn.com/library/ANSWERS/AOFMARY.HTM

John Paul II provides a good understanding here:
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3. It is true that in Revelation death is presented as a punishment for sin. However, the fact that the Church proclaims Mary free from original sin by a unique divine privilege does not lead to the conclusion that she also received physical immortality. The Mother is not superior to the Son who underwent death, giving it a new meaning and changing it into a means of salvation. Involved in Christ's redemptive work and associated in his saving sacrifice, Mary was able to share in his suffering and death for the sake of humanity's Redemption. What Severus of Antioch says about Christ also applies to her: "Without a preliminary death, how could the Resurrection have taken place?" (Antijulianistica, Beirut 1931, 194f.). To share in Christ's Resurrection, Mary had first to share in his death.

http://www.ewtn.com/library/papaldoc/jp2bvm53.htm
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Post by: piabee on April 10, 2014, 07:37:24 PM
It's acceptable to believe it (after all, it's even permissible to believe that canonizations are fallible), but I just don't see the logic.  If "the wages of sin is death," then why would a sinless woman suffer death or decay?

She wanted to share in her Son's Passion, which included His death.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on April 10, 2014, 08:09:53 PM
If "the wages of sin is death," then why would a sinless woman suffer death or decay?

That passage (Romans 6) is primarily speaking of the eternal death.

She did not suffer decay, as according to Tradition she was assumed following her temporal death before the necessary time elapsed to make her ritually unclean under Jewish law.

Well, both beliefs are permissible to hold (that Our Lady suffered bodily death, or that she did not) until something dogmatic is declared about this.  By "decay," however, I was referring to the decay of aging while she lived, and not the bodily decay of a corpse, since I don't believe that she died.

Do you think Our Lady aged past the most perfect bloom of her adulthood?  Do you think her body was subject to the vicissitudes of growing old?  I do not.  I believe that, being free of sin, she was given the gift of immortality that God had originally given to the sinless Adam & Eve, but which they spurned.  Remember, the fruit of the Tree of Life was not forbidden in Eden—it was put there for them to eat thereof, and to "live for ever"; it's just that the first pair opted to take from the Tree of Knowledge instead.

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Post by: erin is nice on April 11, 2014, 08:53:32 AM
Well, both beliefs are permissible to hold (that Our Lady suffered bodily death, or that she did not) until something dogmatic is declared about this.  By "decay," however, I was referring to the decay of aging while she lived, and not the bodily decay of a corpse, since I don't believe that she died.

In the movie, Our Lady is shown to be in her late 40's, and at that age, healthy people have not experienced the 'decay of aging'.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on April 11, 2014, 10:43:13 AM
Well, both beliefs are permissible to hold (that Our Lady suffered bodily death, or that she did not) until something dogmatic is declared about this.  By "decay," however, I was referring to the decay of aging while she lived, and not the bodily decay of a corpse, since I don't believe that she died.

In the movie, Our Lady is shown to be in her late 40's, and at that age, healthy people have not experienced the 'decay of aging'.

You say that now...  don't lie to yourself!  :lol:
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Post by: Pon de Replay on April 11, 2014, 10:56:46 AM
Well, both beliefs are permissible to hold (that Our Lady suffered bodily death, or that she did not) until something dogmatic is declared about this.  By "decay," however, I was referring to the decay of aging while she lived, and not the bodily decay of a corpse, since I don't believe that she died.

In the movie, Our Lady is shown to be in her late 40's, and at that age, healthy people have not experienced the 'decay of aging'.

But of course they have.  I'm in my 40s; I should know.  A person at 42 does not look the same as they did at 22.  The aging process is a curve, not a plateau.
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Post by: erin is nice on April 11, 2014, 12:03:20 PM
Well, both beliefs are permissible to hold (that Our Lady suffered bodily death, or that she did not) until something dogmatic is declared about this.  By "decay," however, I was referring to the decay of aging while she lived, and not the bodily decay of a corpse, since I don't believe that she died.

In the movie, Our Lady is shown to be in her late 40's, and at that age, healthy people have not experienced the 'decay of aging'.

But of course they have.  I'm in my 40s; I should know.  A person at 42 does not look the same as they did at 22.  The aging process is a curve, not a plateau.

Do you think it's all about looks?
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Pon de Replay on April 11, 2014, 01:07:30 PM
Do you think it's all about looks?

No.  Wisdom, for example, is frequently accrued with age, and that is certainly a positive benefit of the process.  But this discussion is about whether the Blessed Virgin Mary was physically preserved in the perfect bloom of her adult beauty; she who, speaking of wisdom, is the Seat of Wisdom herself: "for she is more beautiful than the sun, and above all the order of the stars: being compared with the light, she is found before it."

I believe that she was physically preserved in her perfect bloom, because I believe that being free of sin, she did not suffer the physical decay of the body which is the curse of death wrought from Original Sin: "for dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return."  Aging is, physically speaking, a curve: you're born, you grow up, you reach the peak of your bloom (the state Adam & Eve would've kept eternally had they not sinned), and then it's all downhill from there.  We're all slowly crumbling back into dust.  It's just a hard fact of life.  Everybody knew what David Bowie meant when he sang, "we live for just these 20 years / do we have to die for the 50 more?"
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: maryslittlegarden on April 12, 2014, 07:16:23 PM
Stage Door

Edited to correct title
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Post by: Larry on April 12, 2014, 10:47:53 PM
Cecil B. Demille's 1927 King of Kings. One of the best movies about Our Lord ever made.
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Post by: Pon de Replay on April 13, 2014, 08:22:14 PM
(http://filmphage.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/12-years-a-slave-poster.jpg)
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Post by: Larry on April 13, 2014, 09:27:10 PM
The first half of Jesus of Nazareth.
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Post by: Gardener on April 15, 2014, 04:42:58 AM
Tried to watch the new G.I. Joe: Retaliation on Netflix.

It was sufficient, but most definitely inefficacious.

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Post by: Michael Wilson on April 16, 2014, 06:23:36 PM
Thor The Dark World; very well made, I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Arun on April 16, 2014, 06:52:03 PM
(http://filmphage.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/12-years-a-slave-poster.jpg)

i saw that one, didn't think much of it though.
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Post by: red solo cup on April 18, 2014, 07:17:52 AM
The Usual Suspects
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Post by: MilesChristi on April 18, 2014, 12:33:29 PM
The Usual Suspects

Awesome movie.

Enviado desde mi SCH-I545 mediante Tapatalk

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Post by: maryslittlegarden on April 18, 2014, 02:04:41 PM
Only a clip, but it's funny

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Post by: Larry on April 18, 2014, 11:53:53 PM
The Passion of the Christ. Tomorrow I wrap up my Lenten religious movie viewing with the last part of Jesus of Nazareth.
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Post by: MilesChristi on April 19, 2014, 01:12:36 AM
Passion of the Christ
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Post by: piabee on April 19, 2014, 01:23:33 AM
Thus far no one has mentioned the best Pontius Pilate in all of cinema: David Bowie.

Bowie was great

Can you post a clip?
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Post by: Larry on April 19, 2014, 10:37:46 AM
Thus far no one has mentioned the best Pontius Pilate in all of cinema: David Bowie.

Bowie was great

Can you post a clip?

It's from a film that is considered sacrilegious, so it probably wouldn't go over well here. The scene with Bowie is not sacrilegious though.
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Post by: Older Salt on April 19, 2014, 12:28:29 PM
Captain America.

Kind of weak and boring.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on April 19, 2014, 02:27:20 PM
47 Ronin.
Pretty good; I liked the movie but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.
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Post by: Larry on April 19, 2014, 11:39:49 PM
Captain America.

Kind of weak and boring.

The new one, or the first? I liked both, but I really enjoyed the second. I'm seeing it again on Monday with a friend who wants to see it.
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Post by: Larry on April 19, 2014, 11:45:28 PM
After watching Jesus of Nazareth and The Passion of the Christ so close together, I think I've switched my definitive Christ film from Gibson's to Zeffirelli's. Both are great, but I was really moved by JON this year. For some reason, The Passion just made me numb when I watched it; I only felt very deeply when Our Lord was rejected by the Sanhedrin, and the scenes where Our Lady laments at the scourging, and when She meets Him on the Via Dolorosa. I think I need to skip watching it for the next few years.
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Post by: Petrie on April 20, 2014, 07:41:58 AM
After watching Jesus of Nazareth and The Passion of the Christ so close together, I think I've switched my definitive Christ film from Gibson's to Zeffirelli's. Both are great, but I was really moved by JON this year. For some reason, The Passion just made me numb when I watched it; I only felt very deeply when Our Lord was rejected by the Sanhedrin, and the scenes where Our Lady laments at the scourging, and when She meets Him on the Via Dolorosa. I think I need to skip watching it for the next few years.

I have a hard time choosing between the two because they are so different.  I think they are definitive in their own ways.  However, I have not seen the latter in quite some time, so I would like to do that next year.
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Post by: Cesar_Augustus on April 20, 2014, 11:08:01 AM
The Passion of the Christ.
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Post by: Adeodatus on April 20, 2014, 10:41:52 PM
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

I often have a copy of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's book close at hand.
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Post by: Heinrich on April 21, 2014, 10:12:53 PM
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

I often have a copy of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's book close at hand.

Yeah, cutting off innocent heads and taking their rice. Real good stuff to emulate there.
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Post by: Arun on April 21, 2014, 11:37:01 PM
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

I often have a copy of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's book close at hand.

when i was training with the Bujinkan i tried very hard to reocncile the two concepts. i wasn't able to in the end.
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Post by: Adeodatus on April 22, 2014, 01:42:42 PM
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

I often have a copy of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's book close at hand.

when i was training with the Bujinkan i tried very hard to reocncile the two concepts. i wasn't able to in the end.

I don't advocate "reconciliation". As Tsunetomo himself says, "It is bad when one thing becomes two." He goes on to say that the study of another way should not confuse the practice of your way, but strengthen you in it. This is sound advice. Bushido as it stands is a pagan philosophy, and so in one way is no different than the works of Plato or Aristotle (though it's not as deep as those in many ways). However, as St. Augustine reminds us, we may plunder the wisdom of the pagans just as the Hebrews plundered the treasures of Egypt.

Bushido has much to offer the Christian. It is a doctrine of putting one's master first, of absolute loyalty, of avoiding negligence, of being dead to the self so that one may strive to the utmost in the service of one's lord. But the point of studying Bushido is to become a better Christian, not to practice Bushido.
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Post by: Arun on April 22, 2014, 05:11:26 PM
it wasn't exactly bushido, but similar. i was doing bujinkan ninpo taijutsu, and so it embraced a lot of the ninpo mikkyo and so forth - students were often referred to as "buyu" as in a traveller in the way (the way being "budo"). it was pretty deep philosophical stuff, ended up being miles over my head which is why i switched to something else in the end. i still got a lot of good things out of it, though.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on April 22, 2014, 06:00:14 PM
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

I often have a copy of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's book close at hand.
Not to give any spoilers, but there is two instances where characters take the "honorable death" route by killing themselves; and it is portrayed as very noble. 
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Post by: Arun on April 22, 2014, 06:29:09 PM
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

I often have a copy of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's book close at hand.
Not to give any spoilers, but there is two instances where characters take the "honorable death" route by killing themselves; and it is portrayed as very noble.

it was considered to be
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Older Salt on April 23, 2014, 09:48:34 AM
The Amazing Spiderman.

A lot better than that Tobey Mcquire fluff.
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on April 23, 2014, 10:07:25 AM
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller)   Quite good.
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Post by: Bernadette on April 23, 2014, 10:34:26 AM
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

I often have a copy of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's book close at hand.
Not to give any spoilers, but there is two instances where characters take the "honorable death" route by killing themselves; and it is portrayed as very noble.

it was considered to be

This. Killing yourself wasn't considered a sin. My grandma tells me that women used to carry knives specifically to kill themselves if they were "dishonored by a man." To quote her: "There was no such thing as rape. If a man raped you, you killed yourself."
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Post by: Older Salt on April 23, 2014, 11:36:07 AM
Has anyone seen "Mud" with Matt Mconahee
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Post by: erin is nice on April 23, 2014, 12:25:17 PM
Has anyone seen "Mud" with Matt Mconahee

Just watched it a couple weeks ago. Why?
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Post by: Older Salt on April 23, 2014, 01:58:52 PM
Has anyone seen "Mud" with Matt Mconahee

Just watched it a couple weeks ago. Why?
Is it good for family viewing?
My wife and I.
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Post by: erin is nice on April 23, 2014, 02:45:13 PM
Has anyone seen "Mud" with Matt Mconahee

Just watched it a couple weeks ago. Why?
Is it good for family viewing?
My wife and I.

It has some swearing, and some raunchy dialogue, but it's not Pulp Fiction level or anything. No nudity. Definitely not for kids. So really it depends on your own tolerance for language..

 Be prepared for the fact that it is over two hours long-- you will need lots of snacks.
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Post by: Older Salt on April 23, 2014, 04:31:20 PM
Has anyone seen "Mud" with Matt Mconahee

Just watched it a couple weeks ago. Why?
Is it good for family viewing?
My wife and I.

It has some swearing, and some raunchy dialogue, but it's not Pulp Fiction level or anything. No nudity. Definitely not for kids. So really it depends on your own tolerance for language..

 Be prepared for the fact that it is over two hours long-- you will need lots of snacks.
Thanks Erin.

I like long films.

I do not mind harsh language, neither does my wife BUT we cannot stand taking the Lords name in vain.

Such as

"Oh G-d"
G--dammit"
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Post by: Arun on April 23, 2014, 05:48:16 PM
i watched Mud like, last year sometime. don't remember the language content sorry. the plot was entertaining enough.

just watched I Am Soldier. didn't think much of it. seemed a bit low budget.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on April 23, 2014, 06:15:13 PM
but didn't like the exaltation of the Japanese code of Bushido.

Really? Bushido is the most valuable Eastern philosophy I can think of.

The way of the warrior is to consider oneself as dead so that one can serve his master with absolute loyalty. While one cannot adopt Bushido as it stands, there is much of value for a Christian to mine from this material. Consider that your daimyo is Jesus Christ and reread the texts.

I often have a copy of Yamamoto Tsunetomo's book close at hand.
Not to give any spoilers, but there is two instances where characters take the "honorable death" route by killing themselves; and it is portrayed as very noble.

it was considered to be

This. Killing yourself wasn't considered a sin. My grandma tells me that women used to carry knives specifically to kill themselves if they were "dishonored by a man." To quote her: "There was no such thing as rape. If a man raped you, you killed yourself."
I agree that the Japanese and others may not consider it a sin, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a sin; just the same as some of the practices that the Missionaries in America found that the Indians were practicing; they were part of the their civil code but were still sinful.
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Post by: Arun on April 23, 2014, 06:24:53 PM

I agree that the Japanese and others may not consider it a sin, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a sin; just the same as some of the practices that the Missionaries in America found that the Indians were practicing; they were part of the their civil code but were still sinful.

i'm not disagreeing with you about that; however it makes sense that it would be depicted as noble, as thats the way they looked at it. doesn't mean it is, just that it was considered to be.
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Post by: red solo cup on April 24, 2014, 11:02:54 AM
The Family with Robert DeNiro
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Post by: Older Salt on April 24, 2014, 12:42:42 PM
The Family with Robert DeNiro
"The Family" seems to be a VERY impure movie:

From IMDB Parents Guide:

Just post the link, OS.
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Post by: erin is nice on April 24, 2014, 12:52:52 PM
Um... it might have been better just to link to the parent's guide, instead of posting all the gory details.
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Post by: Older Salt on April 24, 2014, 02:05:21 PM
Umm [I have to think about that]

Sorry for posting the impure details.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on April 24, 2014, 05:56:00 PM

I agree that the Japanese and others may not consider it a sin, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a sin; just the same as some of the practices that the Missionaries in America found that the Indians were practicing; they were part of the their civil code but were still sinful.

i'm not disagreeing with you about that; however it makes sense that it would be depicted as noble, as thats the way they looked at it. doesn't mean it is, just that it was considered to be.
Of course, I was just issuing a warning to those who might want to see this movie of the objectionable message.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Gardener on April 24, 2014, 06:06:52 PM
The Sound of Music played in the background as I updated my records on all the donations I made to CUFI, and for breaks I read rebuttals to the Leuchter report. Later, after reading the writings of Buddha for inspiration, I prayed the Luminous Mysteries.

St. Thomas Merton, pray for us!
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Post by: Bonaventure on April 25, 2014, 03:32:36 AM
Layer Cake
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Post by: Gardener on April 25, 2014, 03:46:51 AM
Actually, I watched The Family (mentioned above)...

Yeah, don't do that.

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Post by: Arun on April 25, 2014, 05:49:46 AM
Layer Cake

that's an awesome film eh
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Post by: Archer on April 25, 2014, 11:50:09 AM
The Sound of Music played in the background as I updated my records on all the donations I made to CUFI, and for breaks I read rebuttals to the Leuchter report. Later, after reading the writings of Buddha for inspiration, I prayed the Luminous Mysteries.

St. Thomas Merton, pray for us!

LOL.
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Post by: J. Blevins on April 25, 2014, 02:35:06 PM
I watched The Big Year last night.  Actually a fun movie.


Sent from the galley of the Hispaniola.
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Post by: Bonaventure on April 25, 2014, 02:36:53 PM
Layer Cake

that's an awesome film eh

'Twas.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on April 25, 2014, 05:55:41 PM

I agree that the Japanese and others may not consider it a sin, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a sin; just the same as some of the practices that the Missionaries in America found that the Indians were practicing; they were part of the their civil code but were still sinful.

i'm not disagreeing with you about that; however it makes sense that it would be depicted as noble, as thats the way they looked at it. doesn't mean it is, just that it was considered to be.
Of course, I was just issuing a warning to those who might want to see this movie of the objectionable message.

Or dueling and bullfighting in early modern Europe, lol.
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Post by: Larry on April 25, 2014, 10:14:33 PM
Double Indemnity.
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on April 25, 2014, 10:37:09 PM
5th element.

Excellent scifi
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Post by: Chestertonian on April 26, 2014, 05:30:07 PM
The 1970's version of Winnie the Pooh 
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Post by: Bernardus on April 26, 2014, 05:33:16 PM
Double Indemnity.
I saw it a few days ago. A true classic.
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Post by: Larry on April 26, 2014, 08:23:12 PM
Double Indemnity.
I saw it a few days ago. A true classic.

Yeah, Barbara Stanwyck is amazing in it(both performance and the way she looks). It's one of my favorite movies. I just got the Blu-ray. I'm thinking of another Billy Wilder tonight(maybe Sabrina, which also just came out on Blu-ray).
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Post by: Lynne on April 26, 2014, 08:37:46 PM
The 1970's version of Winnie the Pooh

Awww. I bet someone else was watching it with you...

Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk 2

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Post by: Bernardus on April 26, 2014, 08:47:29 PM
Double Indemnity.
I saw it a few days ago. A true classic.

Yeah, Barbara Stanwyck is amazing in it(both performance and the way she looks). It's one of my favorite movies. I just got the Blu-ray. I'm thinking of another Billy Wilder tonight(maybe Sabrina, which also just came out on Blu-ray).
Mine is part of a Billy Wilder DVD box, but it's of rather low quality. I ought to replace it with Blu-rays too.
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Post by: Larry on April 27, 2014, 10:58:32 AM
Double Indemnity.
I saw it a few days ago. A true classic.

Yeah, Barbara Stanwyck is amazing in it(both performance and the way she looks). It's one of my favorite movies. I just got the Blu-ray. I'm thinking of another Billy Wilder tonight(maybe Sabrina, which also just came out on Blu-ray).
Mine is part of a Billy Wilder DVD box, but it's of rather low quality. I ought to replace it with Blu-rays too.

The Blu-ray is nice, but I've never seen the DVD so I don't know it it's worth an upgrade. Universal owns the Paramount library from the thirties and forties, and it's in rough shape. There's only so much they can do to make the picture pristine. The Blu-ray is sharp, but grainy.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on April 27, 2014, 07:27:12 PM

I agree that the Japanese and others may not consider it a sin, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a sin; just the same as some of the practices that the Missionaries in America found that the Indians were practicing; they were part of the their civil code but were still sinful.

i'm not disagreeing with you about that; however it makes sense that it would be depicted as noble, as thats the way they looked at it. doesn't mean it is, just that it was considered to be.
Of course, I was just issuing a warning to those who might want to see this movie of the objectionable message.

Or dueling and bullfighting in early modern Europe, lol.
:laugh:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: red solo cup on May 01, 2014, 11:50:42 AM
Inception
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Post by: Archer on May 01, 2014, 04:09:16 PM
Inception

Love that movie. 
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Post by: Mathieu on May 01, 2014, 04:16:26 PM
Ikiru (生きる in japanese, means "to live"). A movie by Akira Kurosawa. Wonderful.
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Post by: Arun on May 01, 2014, 06:31:08 PM
Akira Kurosawa was a genius.
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Post by: Adeodatus on May 01, 2014, 08:31:20 PM
Akira Kurosawa was a genius.

You can say that again! What an amazing director.
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Post by: Chestertonian on May 01, 2014, 08:40:51 PM
Akira Kurosawa was a genius.

You can say that again! What an amazing director.
+1
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Post by: Arun on May 01, 2014, 10:43:51 PM
Akira Kurosawa was a genius.

You can say that again! What an amazing director.

the little details eh. and the swordwork in his films is always correct. i hate watching films with kenjutsu that is incorrect.
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Post by: J. Blevins on May 01, 2014, 11:13:15 PM

Ikiru (生きる in japanese, means "to live"). A movie by Akira Kurosawa. Wonderful.

Ikiru is such a beautiful film.

The day Kurosawa died was a hard day.




Sent from the galley of the Hispaniola.
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Post by: Maximilian on May 02, 2014, 12:45:09 AM
Akira Kurosawa was a genius.


Ran and Kagemusha. Both classic epics.

Both are from his last period, but I think it's his most mature work. Plus I haven't seen most of his early films.
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Post by: ReadyJoan on May 02, 2014, 04:21:14 AM
Captain America: Winter Soldier
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Post by: verenaerin on May 02, 2014, 11:13:10 PM
The 'Burbs. I love that movie.
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Post by: totiusque on May 03, 2014, 12:03:49 AM
Nebraska

Entertaining film, though too many instances of Our Lord's name taken in vain.  Other than that, I can see why it got all the Oscar hype.  Bruce Dern is quite a good actor, and I was really surprised to see Will Forte make the jump from SNL to a dramatic role like he did.

Love the scene in Lincoln where they pan the camera to the restaurant with the most heavenly buffalo wings in the world - The Watering Hole.  Alexander Payne must be a fan to have the camera lock on to that spot for a second or two.  I make special drives out to Lincoln just for those wings, and I'm rarely disappointed.  I know many of the FSSP seminarians at the OLG Seminary would agree.
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Post by: Archer on May 03, 2014, 01:00:08 AM
Enders Game.

Surprisingly entertaining.
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Post by: Arun on May 03, 2014, 06:17:19 AM
Enders Game.

Surprisingly entertaining.

yeah i didn't mind it eh
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Post by: sprungli on May 03, 2014, 11:15:25 AM
The Grand Budapest Hotel
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Post by: Heinrich on May 03, 2014, 12:54:38 PM
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Should one go into the film on and empty stomach-- :rofl: :laugh: :lol:
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Post by: Bernardus on May 04, 2014, 07:48:49 AM
Enders Game.

Surprisingly entertaining.
The last part was a bit lacklustre. I think I would have liked the film a lot more if I hadn't read the book.
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Post by: MilesChristi on May 04, 2014, 07:58:26 AM

Ikiru (生きる in japanese, means "to live"). A movie by Akira Kurosawa. Wonderful.

Ikiru is such a beautiful film.

The day Kurosawa died was a hard day.




Sent from the galley of the Hispaniola.

He's dead?

Enviado desde mi SCH-I545 mediante Tapatalk

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Post by: J. Blevins on May 04, 2014, 07:44:09 PM


Ikiru (生きる in japanese, means "to live"). A movie by Akira Kurosawa. Wonderful.

Ikiru is such a beautiful film.

The day Kurosawa died was a hard day.




Sent from the galley of the Hispaniola.

He's dead?

Enviado desde mi SCH-I545 mediante Tapatalk

Yes. He died September 6 1998. I actually remember seeing it on the news and having to sit down.

Strange how those we don't know personally can touch us.


Sent from the galley of the Hispaniola.
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Post by: Daniel on May 04, 2014, 08:53:19 PM
I just saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  I didn't really like the first one much but I thought this one was better.
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Post by: Larry on May 05, 2014, 08:27:36 AM
The 1945 British ghost classic Dead of Night. Very spooky.
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Post by: Larry on May 05, 2014, 08:28:23 AM
I just saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  I didn't really like the first one much but I thought this one was better.

I had no desire to run out and see this one(I really disliked the first), but I may try to see it this coming Friday.
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Post by: Habitual_Ritual on May 05, 2014, 08:37:13 AM
Cap America - Winter soldier. Very good anti- New World Order theme. Very provocative
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Post by: Older Salt on May 05, 2014, 10:06:33 AM
We just saw "Mud".

Absolute trash with no point.

There's 2 hours of my life I will never get back.
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Post by: Hector, Tamer of Horses on May 05, 2014, 04:34:04 PM
I saw Wait Until Dark this weekend on TCM.  Very good.  Pretty creepy for 1967.
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Post by: Archer on May 07, 2014, 10:47:28 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EEPG81WVL._SY300_.jpg)
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Post by: Michael Wilson on May 07, 2014, 05:46:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EEPG81WVL._SY300_.jpg)
I've never read any of the Bronte Sisters' books, but I just started "Sense and Sensibility", and I find that I have to keep a book mark with a description of the characters, to keep them all straight.
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Post by: piabee on May 07, 2014, 06:07:02 PM
I've never read any of the Bronte Sisters' books, but I just started "Sense and Sensibility", and I find that I have to keep a book mark with a description of the characters, to keep them all straight.

"Sense and Sensibility" is Austen, not Brontë.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on May 07, 2014, 06:15:38 PM
I've never read any of the Bronte Sisters' books, but I just started "Sense and Sensibility", and I find that I have to keep a book mark with a description of the characters, to keep them all straight.

"Sense and Sensibility" is Austen, not Brontë.
Har! I can then say that I haven't read anything by the Bronte Sisters, even when I finish "Sense and Sensibility" (if I get through it).
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Post by: Archer on May 07, 2014, 06:48:12 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EEPG81WVL._SY300_.jpg)
I've never read any of the Bronte Sisters' books, but I just started "Sense and Sensibility", and I find that I have to keep a book mark with a description of the characters, to keep them all straight.

LoL. Yes Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are both Austen. Ive never read S&S but I have read P&P which was excellent. This version of the movie is the best. Collin Firth is fantastic as Mr. Darcy.
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Post by: Michael Wilson on May 07, 2014, 10:08:32 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EEPG81WVL._SY300_.jpg)
I've never read any of the Bronte Sisters' books, but I just started "Sense and Sensibility", and I find that I have to keep a book mark with a description of the characters, to keep them all straight.

LoL. Yes Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are both Austen. Ive never read S&S but I have read P&P which was excellent. This version of the movie is the best. Collin Firth is fantastic as Mr. Darcy.
Thanks Archer; my sister is a big big fan of both Austen and the Bronte sisters. Her two all time favorites are "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma".
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Post by: Arun on May 08, 2014, 03:33:47 AM
i think i saw that once with the missus. keira knightley was in it. thats about all i remember about it. i think i might of fallen asleep...
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Post by: red solo cup on May 09, 2014, 07:36:34 AM
The New World with Colin Farrell. Very disappointing.
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Post by: Older Salt on May 09, 2014, 10:06:23 AM
The New World with Colin Farrell. Very disappointing.
Malick "films" usually are.

Especially that self indulgent hogwash with Brad Pitt he made a couple of years ago.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on May 09, 2014, 10:45:47 AM
That is such a long p&p. 

Only a little over half into it   oy.

But ... Mr darcy!  Oooh.

:lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Arun on May 09, 2014, 07:36:54 PM
The New World with Colin Farrell. Very disappointing.

yeah that movie sucked harder than a kirby
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Post by: Larry on May 10, 2014, 09:47:35 PM
High Noon
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Post by: Arun on May 10, 2014, 10:42:48 PM
Case 39. it was alright.
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Post by: Archer on May 10, 2014, 11:09:45 PM
High Noon

Good movie.
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Post by: Archer on May 10, 2014, 11:10:07 PM
That is such a long p&p. 

Only a little over half into it   oy.

But ... Mr darcy!  Oooh.

:lol:

Are you watching alone or with the lady friend?
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Post by: Larry on May 10, 2014, 11:20:43 PM
High Noon

Good movie.

It sure is.
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Post by: Archer on May 10, 2014, 11:22:09 PM
I love westerns. 
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Post by: Larry on May 10, 2014, 11:26:57 PM
I love westerns.

And this is one of the best. Plus, it has both Grace Kelly and Katy Jurado. How cool is that?
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Post by: Archer on May 10, 2014, 11:32:21 PM
I love westerns.

And this is one of the best. Plus, it has both Grace Kelly and Katy Jurado. How cool is that?

That makes it extra awesome.  Grace Kelly was a classy actress.

I recently saw The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance which I had never seen before (don't know why) and really liked it.  My father-in-law and I are finishing The Commancheros tonight. 
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Post by: Gidge on May 10, 2014, 11:32:48 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040613/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040613/)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JU8vq4ENRdw/UFeprOa06NI/AAAAAAAAFIM/7n3L0irOHeI/s1600/mr-blandings-builds-his-dream-house-movie-title_cb.jpg)
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Post by: Maximilian on May 11, 2014, 12:30:02 AM
High Noon

Good movie.

Yeah. I just watched it again recently. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I was aware that it has an underlying Randian philosophy which made me prepared to hate it. But instead I loved it. A classic in every sense.

As a work of cinematic art, not a second or a frame is wasted. As far as finding that both the good and the bad people of the town are all cowards, that is not too different from what Our Lady said to Sr. Lucy around the same time the movie was being made, "No one has listened to me, neither the good nor the bad."

I love the way he goes from the saloon to the church. In the saloon they openly side with the criminals. But in the church they won't do anything that involves risking their status. All the talk about "protecting the women and children" is really just an excuse for cowardice.

And of course there's the song. I've always believed that music is the most important part of a movie. And this song is just perfect in every way. The tune is so catchy, but it also tells the whole story if you listen to the words.

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Post by: Chestertonian on May 11, 2014, 01:15:54 AM
Pete's Dragon
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Post by: Heinrich on May 11, 2014, 12:49:27 PM
Pete's Dragon

Creepy.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: red solo cup on May 12, 2014, 07:27:36 AM
The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke. Very good. But the boxing sure has taken it's toll on Mickey's face.
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Post by: Arun on May 12, 2014, 07:37:44 AM
The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke. Very good. But the boxing sure has taken it's toll on Mickey's face.

i saw that a couple years ago. its a good movie eh.
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Post by: Chestertonian on May 12, 2014, 09:28:08 AM
Pete's Dragon

Creepy.

i have discovered a lot of old vhs tapes from my 80's childhood and that was one of them.  It's amazing how much junk there was!
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Post by: Hector, Tamer of Horses on May 12, 2014, 07:13:08 PM
Chinatown.

I liked it a lot.
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Post by: Gardener on May 12, 2014, 07:13:48 PM
The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke. Very good. But the boxing sure has taken it's toll on Mickey's face.

Not just boxing, but the epic amounts of plastic surgery.
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Post by: verenaerin on May 12, 2014, 10:52:11 PM
Pete's Dragon

Creepy.

i have discovered a lot of old vhs tapes from my 80's childhood and that was one of them.  It's amazing how much junk there was!

"The Labyrinth" was really, really creepy.
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Post by: Maximilian on May 12, 2014, 11:41:55 PM

"The Labyrinth" was really, really creepy.

Yes, the website from which I took the information about the satanic nature of modern music which I posted on the recent thread about music has a special report on "The Labyrinth" which they regard as the archetype of movies depicting "the blueprint to mind control."

http://vigilantcitizen.com/moviesandtv/labyrinth-starring-david-bowie-a-blueprint-to-mind-control/
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Post by: Chestertonian on May 13, 2014, 12:04:55 AM
I never saw labyrinth but my parents did play a lot of Bowie growing up.  The mind control stuff they write about us weird.... Wonder what context the monarch mind control stuff happened in..

I couldn't even finish the articleWhen I was tortured the guy used a lot of weird sociopathic mind games. 
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Post by: Arun on May 13, 2014, 02:04:36 AM
I never saw labyrinth but my parents did play a lot of Bowie growing up.  The mind control stuff they write about us weird.... Wonder what context the monarch mind control stuff happened in..

I couldn't even finish the articleWhen I was tortured the guy used a lot of weird sociopathic mind games.

man every time i see you mention that i just straight up wanna give ya a bro-hug right over the internet lol. i hope your doing okay. the fact that you made it through something like that and your still hanging in there just stands as testament that you truly gotta be one tough s.o.b. eh.
 
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Post by: verenaerin on May 13, 2014, 08:34:55 AM

"The Labyrinth" was really, really creepy.

Yes, the website from which I took the information about the satanic nature of modern music which I posted on the recent thread about music has a special report on "The Labyrinth" which they regard as the archetype of movies depicting "the blueprint to mind control."

http://vigilantcitizen.com/moviesandtv/labyrinth-starring-david-bowie-a-blueprint-to-mind-control/

I read that a while ago. It's sick that they make these movies to target kids.
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Post by: Kaesekopf on May 13, 2014, 05:40:45 PM
That is such a long p&p. 

Only a little over half into it   oy.

But ... Mr darcy!  Oooh.

:lol:

Are you watching alone or with the lady friend?

Which do you think?  :lol:
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Post by: RedCaves on May 16, 2014, 10:42:00 PM
GODZILLAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

Worth the movie experience.  ;D
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Post by: Larry on May 18, 2014, 03:54:08 PM
Strangers on a Train
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Post by: Hector, Tamer of Horses on May 18, 2014, 04:39:07 PM
Little Shop of Horrors (musical).
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Post by: Archer on May 18, 2014, 05:51:15 PM
Strangers on a Train

I've seen that one too.  I can't remember if it was Hitchcock, Agatha Christie, or neither?
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Post by: Hector, Tamer of Horses on May 18, 2014, 06:03:27 PM
Strangers on a Train

I've seen that one too.  I can't remember if it was Hitchcock, Agatha Christie, or neither?

Hitchcock.

Based on a Patricia Highsmith story.
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Post by: Larry on May 18, 2014, 07:56:06 PM
Strangers on a Train

I've seen that one too.  I can't remember if it was Hitchcock, Agatha Christie, or neither?

Hitchcock.

Based on a Patricia Highsmith story.

Yep. The movie is a lot different than the book. And Robert Walker steals the show.
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Post by: Chestertonian on May 18, 2014, 08:52:02 PM
Charlotte's web, on VHS.  My son thought it was a real tear jerker
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Post by: james03 on May 18, 2014, 10:05:42 PM
Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  The road board scene is worth the ticket.  Actually the whole Greenland part was great.  I like Olaf the chopper pilot also.
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Post by: Archer on May 18, 2014, 11:29:49 PM
Strangers on a Train

I've seen that one too.  I can't remember if it was Hitchcock, Agatha Christie, or neither?

Hitchcock.

Based on a Patricia Highsmith story.

Yep. The movie is a lot different than the book. And Robert Walker steals the show.

Thanks guys, I thought that's what it was.  I've never read the book but remember liking the movie. 
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: red solo cup on May 19, 2014, 07:25:08 AM
Spielberg's Lincoln, Didn't do anything for me.
Title: Re: Last movie you saw?
Post by: Ascetik on May 19, 2014, 04:34:12 PM
Godzilla 2014,

It was AWESOME.
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Post by: Daniel on May 19, 2014, 06:09:09 PM
The other night I watched The Lost World: Jurassic Park (that was probably my first time seeing it in about 17 years...)

I'm probably going to see Godzilla some time this week.
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Post by: Ancilla Domini on May 19, 2014, 06:11:29 PM
Godzilla movies are always great!  :)

I didn't know there was a new one out. I live under a rock...
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Post by: red solo cup on May 21, 2014, 06:53:18 AM
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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Post by: Heinrich on May 22, 2014, 06:44:58 PM
Godzilla movies are always great!  :)

I didn't know there was a new one out. I live under a rock...

AC, do you speak Godzilla, too?

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Post by: MilesChristi on May 22, 2014, 10:54:34 PM
Godzilla

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Post by: Bonaventure on May 23, 2014, 02:22:48 AM
Godzilla
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Post by: Arun on May 23, 2014, 03:43:00 AM
The Black Cauldron
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Post by: Ancilla Domini on May 23, 2014, 08:13:16 PM
AC, do you speak Godzilla, too?


Of course! I've mastered the 1962 variant. But as you can see, the language is undergoing rapid change. To today's native speakers, I sound ridiculously old-fashioned.  :)
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Post by: Larry on May 24, 2014, 12:01:19 PM
Fatso with Dom Deluise.
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Post by: Heinrich on May 24, 2014, 12:03:31 PM
AC, do you speak Godzilla, too?


Of course! I've mastered the 1962 variant. But as you can see, the language is undergoing rapid change. To today's native speakers, I sound ridiculously old-fashioned.  :)

You are such the trad, AC!
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Post by: Gerard on May 25, 2014, 12:08:53 AM
Fatso with Dom Deluise.

Funniest scene;  "Did you ever take a jelly donut and suck the jelly out and then fill the hole with chocolate swirl ice cream?" 
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Post by: Larry on May 25, 2014, 01:53:13 PM
Fatso with Dom Deluise.

Funniest scene;  "Did you ever take a jelly donut and suck the jelly out and then fill the hole with chocolate swirl ice cream?" 

Yeah, that was great! :lol:


Saw X-Men: Days of Future Past yesterday. Great movie.
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Post by: Bonaventure on May 26, 2014, 04:49:44 PM
Spiderman
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Post by: Gardener on May 26, 2014, 06:14:00 PM
Spiderman

Hey, me too! For the first time I might add.
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Post by: red solo cup on May 27, 2014, 10:49:34 AM
American Psycho.
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Post by: Bonaventure on May 27, 2014, 03:56:31 PM
Rocky IV. X Men, First Class
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Post by: Heinrich on May 27, 2014, 04:13:11 PM
One of the Batman movies.
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Post by: totiusque on May 27, 2014, 07:35:12 PM
The Magnificent Seven (can't believe I've never watched this before)
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Post by: voxxpopulisuxx on May 28, 2014, 12:11:06 PM
Into the furnace......dissappointed in cliche ending....winters bone was a better version of a similer story

Also:
Inside Lewyenne Davis...cohen bros....?????????  Not sure what to say
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Post by: Michael Wilson on May 29, 2014, 01:49:12 PM
The Magnificent Seven (can't believe I've never watched this before)
My all-time favorite cowboy movie! Also I just love the theme song of the M-7
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Post by: totiusque on May 29, 2014, 09:42:30 PM
The Magnificent Seven (can't believe I've never watched this before)
My all-time favorite cowboy movie! Also I just love the theme song of the M-7

Have you watched The Seven Samurai as well?  I'm wondering if it's worth all the high ratings and critical acclaim it's been given.  Many say the American remake pales in comparison.
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Post by: Archer on May 29, 2014, 10:05:52 PM
The Magnificent Seven (can't believe I've never watched this before)
My all-time favorite cowboy movie! Also I just love the theme song of the M-7

It's indeed a fantastic flick. 
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Post by: MilesChristi on May 29, 2014, 10:25:09 PM
The Magnificent Seven (can't believe I've never watched this before)

Ever watched Seven Samurai?

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Post by: totiusque on May 29, 2014, 10:29:34 PM
The Magnificent Seven (can't believe I've never watched this before)

Ever watched Seven Samurai?

On my list, but haven't seen it yet.  Does it live up to the hype that the media/critics give it, and how does it compare to the American remake?
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Post by: MilesChristi on May 30, 2014, 05:40:19 AM
Havent seen magnificent seven, but I enjoyed it.

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Post by: Michael Wilson on May 30, 2014, 01:52:41 PM
The Magnificent Seven (can't believe I've never watched this before)
My all-time favorite cowboy movie! Also I just love the theme song of the M-7

Have you watched The Seven Samurai as well?  I'm wondering if it's worth all the high ratings and critical acclaim it's been given.  Many say the American remake pales in comparison.
No, but I am going to have to watch it after what you just said.
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Post by: GeorgeT on June 05, 2014, 12:02:10 AM
Godzilla. It moved about as fast as a slow moving Godzilla. I have never felt so strongly about a movie.

[spoiler]Empathy that we could never have for the characters is attempted very early on. One character becomes interesting, then he dies. We're left with the remainder of the movie with one dimensional characters. The only thing that would help it is if it had action at this point. But it doesn't. One more thing could help: someone could say something interesting. Doesn't happen. There's a little bit of slow moving moster fighting around the end. The ony good part was a monster killing scene that lasted about one minute.

One would never guess a movie with so many atomic blasts could be so boring.

D-[/spoiler]
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Post by: OCLittleFlower on June 05, 2014, 03:10:25 AM
Maleficent -- it was decent, though I didn't like a few of the changes they made.  Poor Prince Phillip becomes basically a prop, whereas in the original he is the most active of all the Disney princes.
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Post by: Bernadette on June 05, 2014, 08:31:54 AM
The Monuments Men It was enjoyable, much lighter than I'd expected. It covered an aspect of the war that I'd never heard of before.
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Post by: red solo cup on June 05, 2014, 10:10:10 AM
Godzilla. It moved about as fast as a slow moving Godzilla. I have never felt so strongly about a movie.

[spoiler]Empathy that we could never have for the characters is attempted very early on. One character becomes interesting, then he dies. We're left with the remainder of the movie with one dimensional characters. The only thing that would help it is if it had action at this point. But it doesn't. One more thing could help: someone could say something interesting. Doesn't happen. There's a little bit of slow moving moster fighting around the end. The ony good part was a monster killing scene that lasted about one minute.

One would never guess a movie with so many atomic blasts could be so boring.

D-[/spoiler]
My daughter and her husband recently saw Godzilla and they both said it was horrible.

On the advice of SD members I watched Out of the Furnace last night. It was quite good.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on June 05, 2014, 10:26:37 AM
I don't get why any of you would go to a Godzilla movie, thinking it would be good.
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Post by: Gerard on June 05, 2014, 01:46:59 PM
I don't get why any of you would go to a Godzilla movie, thinking it would be good.

Because of Pacific Rim.  :)
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Post by: GeorgeT on June 05, 2014, 07:15:13 PM
I don't get why any of you would go to a Godzilla movie, thinking it would be good.

I could say the same thing about video games. I can't imagine how anyone would spend so much time and money on a total waste of time, in my eyes. But I realize not everyone's eyes are my own, so I keep it to myself.

It was either that or the pervy xmen movie directed by a pervert.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on June 05, 2014, 08:32:20 PM
I don't get why any of you would go to a Godzilla movie, thinking it would be good.

I could say the same thing about video games. I can't imagine how anyone would spend so much time and money on a total waste of time, in my eyes. But I realize not everyone's eyes are my own, so I keep it to myself.

It was either that or the pervy xmen movie directed by a pervert.

Godzilla is pulpy B-movie fare by matter of content. It's theoretically possible for it to be elevated to something greater if it had been directed by Christopher Nolan, but that should be a very pleasant surprise, not an expectation.

A video game is simply a movie that accepts the user's input. At least, the good ones are.
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Post by: Akavit on June 05, 2014, 09:00:16 PM
I don't get why any of you would go to a Godzilla movie, thinking it would be good.

I could say the same thing about video games. I can't imagine how anyone would spend so much time and money on a total waste of time, in my eyes. But I realize not everyone's eyes are my own, so I keep it to myself.

It was either that or the pervy xmen movie directed by a pervert.

Godzilla is pulpy B-movie fare by matter of content. It's theoretically possible for it to be elevated to something greater if it had been directed by Christopher Nolan, but that should be a very pleasant surprise, not an expectation.

A video game is simply a movie that accepts the user's input. At least, the good ones are.

Here we have an further proof of divergent tastes influencing perception.  I would have contended that movies are boring in general.  By extension, computer games comparable to movies would be dull as well and the best ones drop the cinematic sequences in favor of strategic depth, tactical exercises and mental challenges.

Consequently, a third option is to never go to the theater or play AAA computer games and stick with turn-based strategy titles.

Same topic, three paths, yet somehow they all avoid intersecting in any meaningful way.  Undoubtedly, somebody will soon contribute a fourth.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on June 05, 2014, 09:55:15 PM
I enjoy watching bad movies from time to time, like Batman Forever. But I know it's bad from the outset.
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Post by: GeorgeT on June 05, 2014, 11:58:41 PM
I don't get why any of you would go to a Godzilla movie, thinking it would be good.

I could say the same thing about video games. I can't imagine how anyone would spend so much time and money on a total waste of time, in my eyes. But I realize not everyone's eyes are my own, so I keep it to myself.

It was either that or the pervy xmen movie directed by a pervert.

Godzilla is pulpy B-movie fare by matter of content. It's theoretically possible for it to be elevated to something greater if it had been directed by Christopher Nolan, but that should be a very pleasant surprise, not an expectation.

A video game is simply a movie that accepts the user's input. At least, the good ones are.

I remember the one from 1998 or so. I liked it at the time. I've never seen it since. I was also a kid back then, so that factor comes into play. Anyway, I was expecting something similar. Not something great. Something OK. Not a Robert Breson film. There were so many things they could have done to make it better. Really obvious things.

On the plus side, it wasn't filthy like most movies these days. I'll take boring over filthy any day of the week.

Oh, and a video game is not a movie. Two different mediums. Read up on some Marshall McCluhan.
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Post by: Miriam_M on June 06, 2014, 11:25:45 AM
I don't get why any of you would go to a Godzilla movie, thinking it would be good.

It was either that or the pervy xmen movie directed by a pervert.

Oh, you're not attracted to the 99.9% of movies with their obligatory   soft porn      explicit sex ?  Can't understand why you would have any objection to those, George.   ;D

By the way I share your perception of video games.  I don't get it.  Never have.   OTOH, I have my own peculiar viewing tastes and "hidden addictions" which could also leave others scratching their heads.
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Post by: Larry on June 06, 2014, 11:40:03 AM
I enjoy watching bad movies from time to time, like Batman Forever. But I know it's bad from the outset.

Oh, I can't stand that movie. Tommy Lee Jones was horrible as Two Face. I'm sure that had more to do with the director than the actor, but what a rotten flick.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on June 06, 2014, 11:42:08 AM
I remember the one from 1998 or so. I liked it at the time. I've never seen it since. I was also a kid back then, so that factor comes into play. Anyway, I was expecting something similar. Not something great. Something OK. Not a Robert Breson film. There were so many things they could have done to make it better. Really obvious things.

I also saw that one as a kid. I also read the junior novelization before seei.g the movie. I was mostly hyped up by the commercials for the licensed toys that came with the Taco Bell kids' meals.

It just seems readily apparent to me that seeing a Godzilla movie today would be lame, and that I would either have to be swayed by a good review first, or come in expecting it to be bad (like coming in for a remake of 1995 or so's Independence Day). Heck, I grimace through the vast majority of trailers before films, shaking my head at how stupid each one appears.

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On the plus side, it wasn't filthy like most movies these days. I'll take boring over filthy any day of the week.

I'm actually not convinced that Bryan Singer did what he's been accused of doing. Plus, did you see Captain America: The Winter Soldier yet? That was actually a good movie.

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Oh, and a video game is not a movie. Two different mediums. Read up on some Marshall McCluhan.

Medium is the message, fine, fine. It's not a movie.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on June 06, 2014, 11:43:05 AM
I enjoy watching bad movies from time to time, like Batman Forever. But I know it's bad from the outset.

Oh, I can't stand that movie. Tommy Lee Jones was horrible as Two Face. I'm sure that had more to do with the director than the actor, but what a rotten flick.

I'm sure if I didn't grow up with Batman Forever, I would despise it too. Now, I merely revel in its awfulness.
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Post by: Adeodatus on June 06, 2014, 12:15:46 PM
I took my wife to see X-Men. There wasn't anything wrong with it... it was an enjoyable watch.
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Post by: Heinrich on June 06, 2014, 12:53:47 PM
I took my wife to see X-Men. There wasn't anything wrong with it... it was an enjoyable watch.

One of the things that concerns me is Hugh Jackman's toplessness.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on June 06, 2014, 12:56:34 PM
Heinrich: I think you meant to say Hugh Jackedman.

Probably not safe to take the little ladies.
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Post by: Adeodatus on June 06, 2014, 01:10:04 PM
That's offset by Jennifer Lawrence being essentially naked for the entire movie. Whereas they only force you to look at Hugh Jackman's butt for a few seconds.

Most girls aren't as cool as my wife, who actively suggests watching comic book movies. So the womenfolk overall probably need some inducement to attend the show. I take it that Jackman fills this role.
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Post by: Heinrich on June 06, 2014, 01:15:24 PM
That's offset by Jennifer Lawrence being essentially naked for the entire movie. Whereas they only force you to look at Hugh Jackman's butt for a few seconds.

Most girls aren't as cool as my wife, who actively suggests watching comic book movies. So the womenfolk overall probably need some inducement to attend the show. I take it that Jackman fills this role.

Not trying to be priggish(srs), I find it near occasion of sin when scantily clad women are on the screen. I tend to stay away from modern movies. For my wife and daughter, I would think that a buff Wolverine would lead them to the same concerns. Again, just me.
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Post by: Larry on June 06, 2014, 02:17:50 PM
I took my wife to see X-Men. There wasn't anything wrong with it... it was an enjoyable watch.

I liked it too.
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Post by: Larry on June 06, 2014, 02:19:41 PM
That's offset by Jennifer Lawrence being essentially naked for the entire movie. Whereas they only force you to look at Hugh Jackman's butt for a few seconds.

Most girls aren't as cool as my wife, who actively suggests watching comic book movies. So the womenfolk overall probably need some inducement to attend the show. I take it that Jackman fills this role.

Not trying to be priggish(srs), I find it near occasion of sin when scantily clad women are on the screen. I tend to stay away from modern movies. For my wife and daughter, I would think that a buff Wolverine would lead them to the same concerns. Again, just me.

Jennifer Lawrence was so coated in blue makeup that she didn't have any effect on me. Frankly, she's more of a temptation when she's wearing a nice dress.
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Post by: Chestertonian on June 06, 2014, 02:52:29 PM
Yeah blue mutant chicks with Ziggy stardust mullets don't do it for me
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Post by: Larry on June 07, 2014, 12:21:28 AM
Superman III. A friend and I got some good laughs watching this fun, cheesy eighties flick.
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Post by: Older Salt on June 07, 2014, 01:02:32 PM
"Lone Survivor" with Mark Wahlberg.

Best new film I have seen since "Bella".

Incredible story of Natural Love and Bravery.
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Post by: Archer on June 07, 2014, 07:43:36 PM
"Lone Survivor" with Mark Wahlberg.

Best new film I have seen since "Bella".

Incredible story of Natural Love and Bravery.

Great movie, made even better because it was fairly accurate. I've seen it twice.
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Post by: Chestertonian on June 07, 2014, 09:51:27 PM
I've heard that wahlberg of a practicing Catholic
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Post by: totiusque on June 08, 2014, 01:39:40 AM
Now You See Me
The Spanish Prisoner

Both movies are known for having a "twist ending", and they did a fair enough job with them to make them entertaining.  I preferred the former, but both were decent flicks.  Of course, they aren't as good as my favorite "twist" movies - Usual Suspects, Memento, Prestige, Primal Fear, etc.

I've heard that wahlberg of a practicing Catholic

Yes, and he talks about it quite a bit.  However, some of his movie choices leave a lot to be desired, so I'd guess that his career takes center stage over his faith.  I've never seen it, but I hear the movie "Ted" is absolutely terrible and raunchy.
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Post by: The Harlequin King on June 08, 2014, 01:41:21 AM
I saw X-Men: Days of Future Past yesterday. I actually think it may be the best film in the series. Maybe.
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Post by: Larry on June 08, 2014, 02:27:23 PM
I saw X-Men: Days of Future Past yesterday. I actually think it may be the best film in the series. Maybe.

It's either the new one or X2. Both are great. I just wish they would bring Nightcrawler back.
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Post by: red solo cup on June 09, 2014, 06:37:31 AM
Arn: The Knight Templar. Very good.
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Post by: Angelorum on June 09, 2014, 02:42:37 PM
Tokyo Godfathers - such a heartfelt and amazing masterpiece.
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Post by: Larry on June 09, 2014, 05:01:44 PM
Plan 9 From Outer Space
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Post by: totiusque on June 09, 2014, 09:23:19 PM
Plan 9 From Outer Space

So was it, in fact, the worst movie ever made?
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Post by: Hector, Tamer of Horses on June 09, 2014, 10:04:08 PM
Plan 9 From Outer Space

So was it, in fact, the worst movie ever made?

In my opinion Manos The Hands of Fate is much worse.

Though Plan 9 is undoubtedly horrible.  In that incredibly campy, Ed Wood way that makes it so entertaining to watch.
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Post by: GeorgeT on June 10, 2014, 01:23:06 AM
I'd say to be truly the worst film ever made, the film would have to be really boring. Plan 9 is hilarious. The dialogue and the special effect match up perfectly. Both strive for an ideal their creators could not really achieve.

But I still think it should be called the worst movie ever made, in that such a great bad movie should be allowed such a lofty title. Or maybe it should be called the king of bad movies.
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Post by: Gerard on June 10, 2014, 01:40:08 AM
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Post by: Larry on June 10, 2014, 07:23:28 AM
Since it's so entertaining, Plan 9 is far from the worst movie ever made. Most incompetent, with bad acting? Maybe.
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Post by: Pheo on June 12, 2014, 02:45:55 PM
It's a Girl on Netflix, a documentary looking at gendercide in Indian and China.  The movie starts off by interviewing a woman in India who had eight daughters in a row - she suffocated them all soon after birth and calmly talks about what she did with a smile on her face.  It also takes a look at China's one child policy which is made even more chilling when they break down the numbers.  13 million abortions in China per year...which works out to over 35,000 per day.  Over 1,500 per hour.

The cult of Ba'al is alive and well.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
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Post by: Chestertonian on June 12, 2014, 08:48:38 PM
It's a Girl on Netflix, a documentary looking at gendercide in Indian and China.  The movie starts off by interviewing a woman in India who had eight daughters in a row - she suffocated them all soon after birth and calmly talks about what she did with a smile on her face.  It also takes a look at China's one child policy which is made even more chilling when they break down the numbers.  13 million abortions in China per year...which works out to over 35,000 per day.  Over 1,500 per hour.

The cult of Ba'al is alive and well.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
I saw the trailer on YouTube and it looked horrifying.,.

Can't watch Netflix here but will have to watch when i get home
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Post by: Larry on June 13, 2014, 10:52:23 PM
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
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Post by: MilesChristi on June 14, 2014, 01:30:00 AM
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Dont you mean Star Wars. Full stop.

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Post by: Archer on June 14, 2014, 11:45:07 AM
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Best of the trilogy.
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Post by: Larry on June 14, 2014, 12:36:38 PM
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Dont you mean Star Wars. Full stop.

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Yeah, I always refer to it as Star Wars, but if I just posted that, people might ask "which one?".