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TheFrankEinstein
08-04-2002, 02:16 AM
I think these threads are always interesting to read and post in, so here we go.

Movie: Rififi (French crime noir)

Book: The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson (crime/suspense)

So let's hear yours.

jjreason
08-04-2002, 02:32 AM
Almost done "Insomnia" by Stephen King (Im a little behind). My last good movie was "Black Hawk Down" which I missed in theatres. Both very good.

Eternal Padawan
08-04-2002, 08:08 AM
I am reading the Ender books by Orson Scott Card. Currently on Shadow of the Hegemon.

I saw Goldmember in theatres and just watched the running commentary on Resident Evil. Both were hilarious.


ROLLO!

Pendo
08-04-2002, 08:12 AM
The last good movie I saw was Goldmember (The last movie I saw was MIB2 but you asked for GOOD movie so I wont bother).
Because I never read the last good book I read was probably Spot the Dog of something stupid like that :rolleyes:.

PENDO!

Jek Porky 2002
08-04-2002, 11:38 AM
Film: Goldmember (yesturday)
Book: like Pendo I never read so it was probably Topsy And Tim or Thomas The Tank Engine.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-04-2002, 01:00 PM
The last good movie I saw was called Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. I refuse to see any other movie until it's good and gone!

JON9000
08-04-2002, 05:44 PM
BOOK: Vietnam- A History by Stanley Karnow- I highly recommend it for 2 reasons- first, American high schools practically ignore it, and secondly because it serves as a powerful cautionary tale to those who think "can-do" optimism is a substitute for accuracy and reality when lives are at stake.

MOVIE: Minority Report- despite the fact that Spielberg has a "happily ever after" fetish that will keep him from taking his place in the pantheon.

DarthBrandon
08-04-2002, 09:13 PM
1.) Last good book I read was Battlefield Earth.

2.) Last good movie I've seen was I Am Sam.

Darth Shifty
08-05-2002, 10:28 AM
-Last good movie - Signs

-Last good book - Fools Errand by Robin Hobb

Exhaust Port
08-05-2002, 10:31 AM
Book: A Bridge to Far by Cornelius Ryan

Movie: AOTC

I've seen a few movies since that but nothing I'd really consider good.

Jonna
08-05-2002, 10:37 AM
Book= Faster than Light: Superluminal Loopholes in Physics by Nick Herbert

Movie= Waking Life (a bit tedious, but better than most of the films that I have seen lately)

icatch9
08-05-2002, 12:04 PM
With the exeption of the Star Wars books I've recently read the last good book I read was Patriot Games. Real thick book but very good. On the other had the movie was pretty bad, so watch the movie and then read the book. You'll be much better off

The last good movie I watched would be Sighns and The Royal Tenenbaums. Black Hawk Down was a great movie too!

QLD
08-05-2002, 12:34 PM
Last Good Movie - Signs

Last Good Book - Bias: The story of Bias in the network news media.

Vortex
08-05-2002, 02:05 PM
Book - Within the last month I've read all 4 Harry Potter books, Rosslyn by Tim Wallace-Murphy, and the Sign and the Seal by Graham Hancock, and just started Traitor in the NJO. If you're into history and historical back tracking information, legends and myth, read Sign and the Seal.

Movies - Just rented Kung Pow, Godsford Park, and Shallow Hal.
Seen Goldmember and MIB2. Thought Goldmember was funny, but was lacking in areas.

thespar
08-05-2002, 04:41 PM
last good moive will have to be between sw:atoc and spider-man
last good book rouge planet will be reading cloack of destpion soon.

sith_killer_99
08-05-2002, 05:08 PM
Last good movie: Impostor

Last good book: Attack of the Clones

Huckleberry Josh
08-05-2002, 06:58 PM
I saw Valentine and read Tales of the Bounty Hunters.

jonboy
08-05-2002, 08:48 PM
The last good movie was AOTC of course. The last good book was called " The Physics of Immortality". It is written by a physics expert that uses science to prove that there is/will be a heaven and God. This is one of the most interesting books that I have ever read. I am far from being religious, but this book explains some things in a provable way.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-05-2002, 10:18 PM
Last Good Movie: Barbarella on Oxygen a couple of weeks ago. Cheesy effects but I liked it a lot.

Last Good Book: Peter Jennings and Mike Brewster "The 20th Century." A recap on pretty much every world event that happened from the years 1901 to 1998 (they published it 2 years before the century ended. Missed things like impeachment and the election debacle). An excellent coffee table book.

mabudonicus
08-05-2002, 11:27 PM
Movie- Going Berserk....
Book - A Scanner Darkly, Philip K Dyck(or bloodcurdling tales of horror and the macabre, H.P. Lovecraft)

scruffziller
08-06-2002, 03:17 AM
Last Good Movie-SIGNS!!!!!!!!!!!
Last good book- On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony

sith_killer_99
08-06-2002, 06:23 AM
WOW, The Incarnations of Immortality!

That is an awesome series! Are you planning to read the whole series? If so I highly recommend that you read them in order!

Piers Anthony is a great author.:)

scruffziller
08-06-2002, 07:46 AM
Originally posted by sith_killer_99
WOW, The Incarnations of Immortality!

That is an awesome series! Are you planning to read the whole series? If so I highly recommend that you read them in order!

Piers Anthony is a great author.:)

I read all the ones I had acess to, I read that one On A Pale Horse, the one about TIME, Weilding a Red Sword, the one about Fate, the one about nature. I heard there were others. What were they? I read them in that order, I just mentioned that one on here because it was the best.

sith_killer_99
08-06-2002, 11:12 AM
There are 7 books in the series. You have read the first five. The last two are:

For Love of Evil (about Satan)

and

And Eternity (ends the series)

For Love of Evil was AWESOME, it really paints the Devil in a whole new light...for the series!

And the final book And Eternity REALLY brings them all together.

I read all seven about 4 years ago, I still have them and will eventually read the series again. Right now I'm reading the Necroscope series by Brian Lumley.

billfremore
08-06-2002, 11:45 AM
Movie: Attack of the Clones (saw it monday) :D

Book: Timeline by Michael Crichton (can't wait for the movie)

Grif
08-06-2002, 02:46 PM
Movie : Zoolander

Book : The Mandalorian Armor

vulcantouch
08-09-2002, 12:56 PM
last book? i don't work that way; though i really don't read That much, at any time i'm jumping back&forth amongst any of one or two dozen books at a time, depending on my taste at the moment. in my current summer rotation:
paglia's Sexual Personae (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0679735798/reader/1/ref=lib_dp_TFCV/002-8144070-0650423#reader-link)
wilde's Decay Of Lying
george dickie's Aesthetics
Film Theory & Criticism
Girls On Film (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0060953101.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
The Style Guy (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0345427270/reader/3/ref=lib_dp_TT01/002-8144070-0650423#reader-link)
Paris Between The Wars (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0865659818/reader/1/ref=lib_dp_TFCV/002-8144070-0650423#reader-link) (hey j9000: in cold months i also read karnow's Paris In The Fifties (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0812931378/reader/1/ref=lib_dp_TFCV/002-8144070-0650423#reader-link))
uncorrected publisher's proof of Jacqueline Bouvier: An Intimate Memoir
AOTC: Illus Dictionary, Cross-Sections and Art Of (borrowing em from a pal)
ds9 novellizations: Dominion War book 2 and What You Leave Behind finale
also just finished re-reading garak's memoirs (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0671038850/qid=1028914790/sr=1-7/ref=sr_1_7/002-8144070-0650423)
last flik? get thee to a Hump (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=2216), ya humps ;)
vt

scruffziller
08-09-2002, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by sith_killer_99
There are 7 books in the series. You have read the first five. The last two are:

For Love of Evil (about Satan)

and

And Eternity (ends the series)

For Love of Evil was AWESOME, it really paints the Devil in a whole new light...for the series!

And the final book And Eternity REALLY brings them all together.

I read all seven about 4 years ago, I still have them and will eventually read the series again. Right now I'm reading the Necroscope series by Brian Lumley.

Weird I've got one of those Necroscope books too!!! "The lost years" is its subtitle.
On Th Icarnations of Immortality- I seen one at the Library that has three women on the front and has somewhat of a pink hue about it. Which one is that?

Mandalorian Candidat
08-09-2002, 02:33 PM
Book: The Summons by John Grisham. I've only read up to the first half and had to give it back. So far it's been pretty engrossing.

Film: Lilo and Stitch. One of Disney's better films. Especially after the crappy movies they've been putting out for a while. The Stitch character was damn funny. Hopefully my Better Off Dead DVD will be arriving this weekend so I can replace L&S with it.

jeddah
08-12-2002, 01:11 PM
Last good film:- AOTC
book:- Extra Terrestrial Contact - Dr S Greer M.D.

jeddah

sith_killer_99
08-12-2002, 03:22 PM
If it has a pink hue around it, that sound like...And Eternity. The last book in the series.

My wife and I are both big fans of Brian Lumley. There are at least a dozen books in the Necroscope series.

vulcantouch
08-21-2002, 01:16 PM
still readin Aesthetics, but everything else on prev list has been replaced by:
Philosophy: Problems & Perspectives (textbook)
elgort's Models Manual (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0963923609/qid=1029952820/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/103-4421491-0195808?s=books&n=507846)
Beauty: The 20th Century
Studio 54: The Legend (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/3823821180/reader/1/ref=lib_dp_TFCV/103-4421491-0195808#reader-link)
Stargazer: The Life, World & Films Of Warhol (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0714529206/reader/7/103-4421491-0195808#reader-link)
Deadly Dialectics: Sex, Violence & Nihilism In The World Of Yukio Mishima (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0824816315/reader/21/ref=lib_rd_TBCV/103-4421491-0195808#reader-link)
mishima's Temple Of The Golden Pavillion
Mandalorian Armor
Dominion War book 4
DS9 Tech Manual
Art of Star Trek
of course, some of those are coffee-table-type picture books interspersed w/notes or essays, so i'm not sure if they count as "reading" :stupid: i'm also skimming Tales Of The Empire to find Any resemblance between its cool fett cover & the eu stories within :rolleyes:
vt

vulcantouch
10-21-2002, 11:54 AM
DS9 Companion
The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of; How Science Fiction Conquered The World (lit crit)
Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up
armond white's The Resistance: Ten Years Of Pop Culture That Shook The World
back issues of Wallpaper magazine i found for free :)
vt

good shot jansen
10-21-2002, 12:00 PM
last good movie - close encounters of the third kind - the recent dvd release

in the theaters - my big fat greek wedding

books - just finished reading skysraper dreams the history of new york's big developer familys

rotation books - peoples almanac's 1, 2 and 3. i always keep em by my bed side, almost 30 years later, and they're still my favorite and fun resource books.

Old Fossil
10-21-2002, 07:49 PM
Last GOOD movie: Jeremiah Johnson ("What's on the spit, pilgrim?") My 5th viewing, I think.

Last good book: 'Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas,' edited & translated by Gwyn Jones. Great translation; I especially enjoyed the saga 'Gunnlaug Wormtongue' and the stories of King Hrolf and his 12 Champions.

Pendo
10-22-2002, 05:06 AM
Last good movie: Red Dragon

Last good book: Still not read anything more than Spot the Dog :rolleyes:

PENDO!

scruffziller
10-22-2002, 05:10 AM
THE TRANSPORTER!!!!!!

Deoxyribonucleic
10-27-2002, 12:18 AM
Movie: Red Dragon

TV Movie: Clive Barker's Saintsinner

Book: The entire Belgariad Series by David Eddings.
If you like fantasy books/stories ie: LOTR...this is GREAT!

mini-rock
10-27-2002, 04:57 AM
Last movie in commercial theater was EPII.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
10-27-2002, 07:54 PM
Last good movie: Boys' Town I saw on PBS today.

Last good book: The End of the Twins by Saul Diskin. This book chronicles the bond between a set of identical twins who grow apart after their teenage years and finally come together and reunite after it is discovered one of them has a terminal illness.