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Ji'dai
08-31-2009, 05:45 PM
A group of students find shelter in a creepy research facility where scientists have been experimenting on a comatose serial killer whose mind invades their dreams in the bad 2006 horror movie Incubus. Tara Reid stars.

A dying vampire (Udo Kier) and his servant travel to Italy in order to find a virgin woman whose blood can cure him in the 1974 gory exploitation flick Blood for Dracula. After finding a suitable family with four beautiful daughters, the unlucky Count discovers that the older marriage-minded girls have all lost their virginity to the handyman (Joe Dallesandro). The nosferatu then sets his sights on the family’s fourteen year-old but the handyman discovers the monster’s scheme and quickly deflowers the girl before Dracula can have her. The movie actually has a scene with Kier crawling on the floor, lapping up the spilled blood from the girl’s broken hymen. Actor / director Roman Polanski has a cameo.

JimJamBonds
09-02-2009, 04:58 PM
I was at two Best Buys today and I saw that there is a special edition of Batman The Movie out now... is that really needed???

Ji'dai
09-02-2009, 05:48 PM
An amnesiac student learns that the ghost of the girl she and her friends tormented has returned to seek revenge against them in the 2004 Korean horror film The Ghost.

An alien from a dying world abducts five people from every corner of the globe and gives each one a capsule that has the power to destroy any target the wielder desires in the excellent 1957 science fiction movie The 27th Day. The aliens want the Earth for colonization, but they will not take life in order to do so. So they believe mankind, with it’s warlike and self-destructive tendencies, will annihilate themselves if given the weapons to do so. The capsules are only effective for 27 days before they become inert and no longer usable, so the people gifted with them (or their governments) must decide whether to destroy their enemies or put the weapons aside and try to get along instead.

Ando
09-02-2009, 05:53 PM
I have spent 30 minutes watching the vintage Kenner Star Wars commercials posted over at Yodas News instead of working.

Time well spent.

El Chuxter
09-02-2009, 08:36 PM
Ponyo. Simply put, a masterpiece. I've still not seen Up, but, barring that likely strong competition, this is easily the best movie I've seen all year. It's, in my opinion, at least, even better than My Neighbor Totoro--the intended audience is the same, the quality of storytelling is about equal, but Ponyo doesn't leave me with a "that seems like the pilot episode of a TV show that doesn't exist" feeling.

Regardless of any bias you may have regarding Japanese animation (I can't stand a good deal of it, personally), this is a must-see. It's so good, I can forgive the fact that the two main characters are voiced by the younger siblings of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers (and, in fact, perform a quite catchy English-language translation of the original theme song).

pbarnard
09-03-2009, 08:34 AM
After being on the Very Long Wait on Netflix, Michael Jackson Live in Bucharest from 1992 finally arrived. That man did put on a show. Course, of the people who passed out and where body passed up to help, my favorite was the guy in the wheel chair.

Ji'dai
09-03-2009, 03:52 PM
A scientist (Robert Loggia) must devise a way to stop an alien projectile that is circling the world at low altitude and destroying everything in its wake in the improbable 1966 science fiction film The Lost Missile.

A motorcycle gang leader (Peter Fonda) and his lieutenant (Bruce Dern) escort one of their fallen comrades to his hometown for a raucous funeral and burial in the 1966 drama The Wild Angels. Also features Nancy Sinatra and Bruce Dern’s wife at the time, Diane Ladd (actress Laura Dern’s parents). Director Peter Bogdanovich has a very brief cameo in this Roger Corman cult film.

DarkArtist
09-04-2009, 02:26 PM
started to watch Snakes on a Plane but then decided to go walking with my wife and dogs last night.

Ji'dai
09-04-2009, 06:12 PM
Clumsy Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) thinks his beautiful murder suspect (Elke Sommer) is innocent, much to the chagrin of his boss in the 1964 comedy A Shot in the Dark. Blake Edwards directs.

A caterer prepares a sumptuous banquet of human sacrifice to resurrect an Eygptian god in Herschell Gordon Lewis’ horrendous 1963 horror movie Blood Feast.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-04-2009, 08:53 PM
Last night I watched Big Fish. It took me a while to get into it, but I liked it quite a lot by the end. Having a guy dressed as Pee-wee, if even for a split second and barely in the frame, makes any movie a-ok in my book. :D

elvandrik
09-04-2009, 09:13 PM
I saw Inglorious Bastards. It was completely retarded, but it totally jumped the shark when they actually kill Hitler and Goebels (Minister of Propaganda) at the end.

Rocketboy
09-04-2009, 10:52 PM
I saw Inglorious Bastards. It was completely retarded, but it totally jumped the shark when they actually kill Hitler and Goebels (Minister of Propaganda) at the end.First of all you may want to edit your post for spoilers.

Second, I loved Inglourious Basterds. Easily my favorite of all of Tarantino's films.

Ji'dai
09-05-2009, 10:52 PM
While looking for their professor, two men and their girlfriends find a mystical book in the wilderness and battle monstrous satanic creatures in the laughable 1970 horror movie Equinox. Actor Ed Begley, Jr. worked as the assistant cameraman on the film and future ILM wiz Dennis Muren served as associate producer. Frank Bonner (Herb, the sleazy leisure suit guy in TV's WKRP in Cincinnati) plays one of the men.

Wholesome teenager Ann Dixon (Helen Foster) falls in with the wrong crowd, engages in premarital sex, is labeled a “sex delinquent” by the police counselor, gets knocked up by an older guy, and dies from complications from a botched abortion in the 1934 exploitation drama Road to Ruin.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-05-2009, 11:31 PM
I just saw Touch of Evil. Though it had some good moments, I thought it was overall underwhelming (I guess, when you compare it to Welles' Citizen Kane, it's bound to be disappointing). Apart from the technically amazing opening shot, it's just kind of "meh", and seeing Welles so fat was disturbing.

Ji'dai
09-07-2009, 08:49 AM
The Wolfman (Lon Chaney) and Count Dracula (John Carradine) both visit the castle of a renowned scientist with a female hunchbacked nurse in an effort to cure their afflictions in the 1945 horror film House of Dracula. Even the Frankenstein Monster makes an appearance in the movie after the Wolfman, in human form, inadvertantly discovers the creature in stasis in the caves below the castle.

A motorcycle biker with good morals falls in with a sleazy girl and her drug-pushing friend and then finds a job at poultry farm where the scientists feed him turkey laced with chemical additives that cause him to change into a giant blood-drinking turkey monster in the god-awful 1971 horror movie Blood Freak.

UKWildcat
09-11-2009, 07:38 PM
I watched I Love You, Man and Tropic Thunder the other day. First time viewing for both, really enjoyed them. Pretty damn funny. :thumbsup:

OC47150
09-11-2009, 07:42 PM
I watched I Love You, Man and Tropic Thunder the other day. First time viewing for both, really enjoyed them. Pretty damn funny. :thumbsup:

Tropic Thunder is so wrong but so funny. One of the funniest movies I'd seen in a long time.

I've continued to watch the World at War series. I've watched about 10 episodes now. Very interesting.

Watched the original La Femme Nikita the other day. I hadn't seen it in years and had forgotten how good it was. Far superior than the American remake, Point of No Return.

Ji'dai
09-12-2009, 09:13 AM
Two guys in a super charged ‘55 Chevy pick up a girl and race an older guy in a ‘70 GTO across country for pink slips in the 1971 cult road movie Two-Lane Blacktop. Musician James Taylor plays “The Driver,” Dennis Wilson (of the Beach Boys) is “The Mechanic,” Laurie Bird is “The Girl,” and Warren Oates plays “G.T.O.,” the older guy whose life story changes with each new person he meets. Also features Harry Dean Stanton in a bit part as a gay hitchhiker GTO picks up in Oklahoma. Gary Kurtz, who produced Star Wars, served as associate producer on this film.

A former race car driver and cop named Kowalski (Barry Newman) outmaneuvers law enforcement while delivering a super charged 1970 Dodge Challenger across several states in the 1971 cult film Vanishing Point. Cleavon Little plays the blind radio DJ “Super Soul” who offers Kowalski words of encouragement and solace over the airwaves during his long run from the law. The Audioslave video Show Me How to Live was based on this film. Quentin Tarantino also paid homage to this movie in Death Proof - the white Dodge Challenger the girls drive against Stuntman Mike’s Dodge Charger in the second half of the film was the same make and model of Kowalski’s car in Vanishing Point.

JimJamBonds
09-13-2009, 01:34 PM
I watched Grand Tarino last night, like most of the movies Clint has done its pretty darn good! I also watched Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy.

Ji'dai
09-15-2009, 03:19 PM
A teenager fresh from rehab thinks the recent spate of local serial murders is in some way linked to the deaths of several school children involved in a tragic train-bus collision some thirty years before in the okay 2006 fright fest Fingerprints. Lou Diamond Phillips plays the girl’s high school counselor.

A single mom (Denise Crosby - Tasha Yar on Star Trek: TNG) and her teenage son and young daughter move into an old funeral home and soon discover they’re not alone in the formulaic 2005 horror film Mortuary. The film is helmed by Tobe Hooper, who also directed the excellent Poltergeist.

An earthquake sets loose giant prehistoric sea snails that were trapped under the lake bed near a military base in the watchable 1957 horror movie The Monster that Challenged the World.

A police officer investigating the disappearance of a missing girl on an island village lorded over by a wealthy aristocrat (Christopher Lee) soon finds himself the sacrificial victim in the villager’s pagan harvest ritual in the okay 1973 horror film The Wicker Man.

OC47150
09-15-2009, 06:45 PM
James Bonds is out for revenge in Quantom of Solace. It's been a while since I'd seen it and thoroughly enjoyed.

Confessions of a Shopoholic. I rented this for the girlfriend and me.

Two more episodes of the World at War: the wolfpacks and living in the Third Reich, 1940 - 1944.

I've also been watching the Inspector Lewis series on PBS' Masterpiece Mysteries on Sunday nights. Lewis was the sidekick in the Inspector Morse series, which I enjoyed, and is now the inspector in charge with a young sergeant.

pbarnard
09-15-2009, 06:50 PM
Confessions of a Shopoholic. I rented this for the girlfriend and me.

I'm sooo sorry. I glanced up every now and again while reading a few weeks ago as the human incubator watched it. I thought the message got lost in the end.

crazzycat
09-16-2009, 07:10 AM
Ghosts of Girlfriends past

pbarnard
09-16-2009, 09:51 AM
Got X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Not a bad flick. It was a passable 90 minutes that wasn't as awful as X3. Minor characters in all films like this will always suffer from not having any development or connection.

El Chuxter
09-17-2009, 03:17 PM
Those terms are mutually exclusive with me. I just don't like westerns. :tired:

Try The Magnificent Seven. Not any of the sequels, just the original. That might make you re-think not liking westerns. (It did for me!)

Part of me wants to see Wolverine, but far more of me is reminding me that X3 was so bad, I don't think the franchise can recover without taking fifteen years or so off and coming back with a masterpiece, like Superman and Batman both did.

indyjones1981
09-17-2009, 05:53 PM
Try The Magnificent Seven. Not any of the sequels, just the original. That might make you re-think not liking westerns. (It did for me!)

Part of me wants to see Wolverine, but far more of me is reminding me that X3 was so bad, I don't think the franchise can recover without taking fifteen years or so off and coming back with a masterpiece, like Superman and Batman both did.


Dirty Harry Ultimate Collectors Edition 2008. All 5 Dirty Harry Movies. Excellent behind the scenes footage and interviews. Frank Sinatra was supposed to star as Dirty Harry with Iriving "Empire Stikes Back" Kershner directing but Frank had an injured hand and couldn't hold the .44 magnum gun and they got Eastwood along with a different director named Don Segal. Clint Eastwood what a great actor and director an American icon :) Enjoyed it very much.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-19-2009, 02:38 PM
I saw The Searchers last night. It was pretty damn good. There were some obvious and interesting SW connections (finding the burned homestead, waiting on a cliff to go attack the natives, etc.).

TeeEye7
09-20-2009, 12:18 AM
Try The Magnificent Seven. Not any of the sequels, just the original. That might make you re-think not liking westerns. (It did for me!)

Shane has major Jedi overtones for me. The character's demeanor would fit nicely in SW lore. The Shane/Joey relationship is very much a Master Jedi/Padawan situation.

Ji'dai
09-20-2009, 09:43 AM
I saw The Searchers last night. It was pretty damn good. There were some obvious and interesting SW connections (finding the burned homestead, waiting on a cliff to go attack the natives, etc.). That's a great movie, very entertaining. Along with influencing SW, The Searchers also inpsired Buddy Holly to write the song "That'll Be the Day," John Wayne's catch phrase in the movie.

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Satellite provider Direct TV has been airing uncensored, uncut episodes of HBO's Deadwood in glorious HD every Sunday for the last couple months or so. Some night scenes are a bit grainy in high-def, which makes me wonder if they intentionally shot those scenes in natural light - torches, oil lamps, candles, etc. I'd forgotten just how fantastic this show really was. They started in on the second season two weeks ago and a 'new' episode airs tonight. Hot-headed hardware retailer Seth Bullock is sheriff, saloon operator and camp boss Al Swearegen is at death's door, brought low by a kidney stone, and George Hearst's agent Wolcott has arrived and has already enlisted Swearengen's rival Cy Tolliver to his cause and put hotel owner E.B. Farnum under his thumb. All that and the usual gang of cocksuckers that populate this wretched hive of scum and villainy greet me every week. Great stuff!

OC47150
09-20-2009, 08:00 PM
I saw The Searchers last night. It was pretty damn good. There were some obvious and interesting SW connections (finding the burned homestead, waiting on a cliff to go attack the natives, etc.).

One of my favorites. The quintessential western. John Wayne played against character, too. He should've received the Oscar for the Searchers.

Ji'dai
09-22-2009, 05:39 PM
An engineer sacrifices his family’s happiness and pushes his men to the brink in order to build the first transatlantic tunnel in the 1935 science fiction film The Tunnel.

A young girl is abducted by two men on her way home from school and along with another young boy the men have previously taken, is used to make child pornography and prostituted to pedophiles, in the agonizingly unflinching 2007 drama Gardens of the Night. Later as teens, the girl and boy live on the streets, making a living prostituting themselves until the young woman learns at a shelter that her parents didn’t abandoned her as her abductors told her. She is reunited with her parents and returns home, but has difficulty adjusting and ends up returning to the streets to look for her friend. Tom Arnold plays one of the girl’s abductors and John Malkovich is the counselor at the shelter.

Kidhuman
09-23-2009, 08:54 AM
Last movie I watched was the Last House on the Left. was meh at best

TeeEye7
09-23-2009, 01:48 PM
Last Sunday evening I watch The Who's 1975 rock opera Tommy on Ovation.

I still don't know why I did that....

pbarnard
09-23-2009, 02:46 PM
Last Sunday evening I watch The Who's 1975 rock opera Tommy on Ovation.

I still don't know why I did that....

It makes sense, but you'd have to go first to the evidence room to see get some help. :thumbsup:

Ji'dai
09-23-2009, 04:41 PM
A college-professor’s new-fangled television set becomes sentient and tries to control his life in the ridiculous 1953 science fiction comedy The Twonky.

Hired guns Erastus “Deaf” Smith (Anthony Quinn) and Johnny Ears (Franco Nero) help Texan President Sam Houston fend off threats to the new Republic from both within and without in the watchable 1973 western Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears. Quinn’s character, a deaf-mute, has no dialogue in the entire film.

indyjones1981
09-23-2009, 05:39 PM
The 1981 classic Clash of the Titans. Been a long time seen I have seen it. They are doing a remake that will be out in 2010. Should be good!

Ji'dai
09-24-2009, 07:25 PM
A group of spoiled actors making a war movie find themselves in the middle of the real thing in the 2008 comedy suckfest Tropic Thunder.

Greek boxer Salamo Arouch (Willem Dafoe) fights matches at Auschwitz for the camp commandant in order to stay alive in the engaging 1989 drama Triumph of the Spirit. Edward James Olmos plays a fellow prisoner, a gypsy foreman in charge of Dafoe’s Jewish work detail; and Robert Loggia co-stars as Salamo‘s father.

Rocketboy
09-24-2009, 10:48 PM
Observe and Report - A dark comedy rather than the the typical comedy the trailers made it look like (I knew that going in), but I really enjoyed it.
There are some really hysterical moments.

Ji'dai
09-26-2009, 12:07 PM
A man (James Stewart) saves his younger outlaw brother (Dean Martin) and his gang from the gallows, robs a bank, is hunted mercilessly by the town sheriff (George Kennedy), and finally meets his end in a shoot-out in Mexico in the excellent 1968 western Bandolero! The lovely Raquel Welch and the grizzled Denver Pyle (Uncle Jesse from The Dukes of Hazzard) co-star.

Winston Churchill leads Britain from 1940-1945 during the second world war, but loses the people’s confidence after the conflict’s conclusion in the fascinating 2009 drama Into the Storm.

TeeEye7
09-27-2009, 05:50 PM
Since I've been on-call and can't venture away from the house too much, I sat down and took advantage of some rare tube-time (TV doesn't happen too much for me due to my schedule in general...). So, I took in:

Ben Hur. Still a great movie 50 years later; followed by the unintentionally comical Genhis Khan with Egyptian actor Omar Sharif playing the Mongol chieftain, the late French actress Francoise Dorleac as his wife, Long Island, New Yorker Telly Savalas as Mongol comic relief, and Englishmen James Mason and Robert Morely cast as Chinese. What a hoot!

UKWildcat
09-28-2009, 09:11 AM
I watched The Bank Job last week, which turned out to be a pretty good little movie - much better than I was anticipating. :thumbsup:

Ji'dai
09-28-2009, 07:42 PM
A brilliant neurosurgeon-physicist-rock star (Peter Weller) must save Earth from destruction at the hands of the Black Lectroids from Planet X (Ten) after his experimental rocket car penetrates solid matter and inadvertently frees the evil Dr. Lizardo (John Lithgow) and his Red Lectroids from their dimensional prison in the 1984 cult film The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai: Across the 8th Dimension. Christopher Lloyd plays one of Dr. Lizardo’s henchmen and Ellen Barkin is Bonzai’s love interest in this movie, another example of the fascination with Japanese culture that dominated American pop culture in the 1980s. Also features Jeff Goldblum as a physician with a fetish for gaudy cowboy attire who joins Bonzai’s cadre.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
09-28-2009, 10:08 PM
My lady and I just finished TRICK R TREAT and we really loved it. I wished it had been a bit longer, but we both liked how it reminded us of CREEPSHOW or TALES FROM THE CRYPT. It was also great how the stories connected with each other. I also loved how they captured the "essence" of Halloween and the atmosphere of it. This is a definite purchase........if i can find a good price. hehehe ***1/2 out of **** :thumbsup:

Rocketboy
09-29-2009, 12:06 AM
My lady and I just finished TRICK R TREAT and we really loved it. I wished it had been a bit longer, but we both liked how it reminded us of CREEPSHOW or TALES FROM THE CRYPT. It was also great how the stories connected with each other. I also loved how they captured the "essence" of Halloween and the atmosphere of it. This is a definite purchase........if i can find a good price. hehehe ***1/2 out of **** :thumbsup:I'm not a fan of the horror genre, but I've been hearing how great Trick R Treat is and how the studio really dropped the ball BIG TIME with the way they handled it (Put it in the shelf for two years, then dumping it on dvd, with just a handful of screenings).

pbarnard
09-29-2009, 10:41 AM
Watched Bambi Platinum edition (or more like showed it to my wife for the first time). The best thing about it is how short it is, you can watch the feature where people read transcripts from the production meeting as a sort of commentary. Shows the whole Disney process.

Ji'dai
09-29-2009, 10:10 PM
Jews assigned to the work the gas chamber at a concentration camp revolt and sabotage several extermination facilities before the Nazis crush the uprising in the 2001 drama The Grey Zone. David Arquette, Daniel Benzali, and Steve Buscemi play prisoners assigned to the gruesome work detail and Harvel Keitel plays a German officer. Directed by Tim Blake Nelson (Delmar in O Brother, Where Art Thou?)

DarkArtist
09-30-2009, 08:16 AM
when a young inventor whose inventions sorta backfire on him discovers that he can turn water molecules into food to save his struggling town he realizes just how special and important he can be... only beware because science can always go south...


caught Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs last night in IMAX 3D and I have to say the movie was really enjoyable.. funny, cute and any movie with Mr T and Bruce Campbell has got to be an A+ in my book.:thumbsup:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-30-2009, 02:55 PM
I saw Pizza last night, which is some independent film from 2005. It was damn terrible! I kept wondering how it could get worse, and it just kept doing so. It was about a fat, lonely high school girl who meets and falls in love with a 30-year-old pizza delivery guy, but absolutely nothing that happens resembles anything in real life, but it takes itself too seriously to be considered any fun. The friend who wanted me and some other people to see it loved it, but we all hated it. Jesus, just avoid this one at all costs.

JimJamBonds
10-01-2009, 02:18 PM
Between last night/this morning I watched: I Love You Man and Robot Chicken Star Wars Episode II.

Ji'dai
10-02-2009, 09:55 PM
In 1983, a black postal worker nearing retirement shoots and kills an elderly Italian customer at his post office window with a German Luger; and the connection between the two men is revealed in Spike Lee’s watchable but uneven 2008 WWII war movie Miracle at St. Anna. John Turturro, John Leguizamo, and John Hawkes (Sol Starr on HBO’s Deadwood) have small parts.

indyjones1981
10-02-2009, 09:59 PM
The 1971 James Bond movie, Diamonds are Forever starring Sean Connery.
Also the 1983 James Bond movie also starring Sean Connery Never Say Never Again directed by Irving "Empire Stikes Back" Kershner.

OC47150
10-03-2009, 10:50 AM
In 1983, a black postal worker nearing retirement shoots and kills an elderly Italian customer at his post office window with a German Luger; and the connection between the two men is revealed in Spike Lee’s watchable but uneven 2008 WWII war movie Miracle at St. Anna. John Turturro, John Leguizamo, and John Hawkes (Sol Starr on HBO’s Deadwood) have small parts.

I agree: it was uneven. I was expecting a little more. The battle sequence at the beginning and the fight at the end were well done.

The undead come back to life in Night of the Living Dead. I checked out the 30th anniversary copy from the library. Additional new footage was added to the movie. I'd seen this version once before several years ago. I think I prefer the original better. I do want to see the 80s remake again, too.

And the undead continue to prey on the living in Dawn of the Dead. Love it! I bought the ultimate collector's set of this movie this summer and it's great. Three different versions of the movie. The international version is the best. It adds more violence, background story, etc... to the movie.

I had to start Halloween off on the right foot. :thumbsup:

UKWildcat
10-03-2009, 06:25 PM
The undead come back to life in Night of the Living Dead. I checked out the 30th anniversary copy from the library. Additional new footage was added to the movie. I'd seen this version once before several years ago. I think I prefer the original better. I do want to see the 80s remake again, too.

And the undead continue to prey on the living in Dawn of the Dead. Love it! I bought the ultimate collector's set of this movie this summer and it's great. Three different versions of the movie. The international version is the best. It adds more violence, background story, etc... to the movie.

I had to start Halloween off on the right foot. :thumbsup:

Sounds like you should be posting these in this thread (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=41228) as well. :( ;)

electricidad
10-03-2009, 07:34 PM
Saw the premier for SGU. I'll give it a chance. Just based on the first episode, it's the Stargate universe's take on the Voyager premise (spaceship far from Earth and no obvious way home other than turning the ship around). The show is closer in tone to the newer Battlestar Galactica, and that's good.

I love Hulu. It allowed me to catch up on Fringe, which is AWESOME.

TeeEye7
10-04-2009, 04:00 PM
Stayed up past my bedtime to watch Tombstone last night on History Channel. Even with HC's butchered version, it's still a good flick!

I'm your huckleberry!

pbarnard
10-05-2009, 10:49 AM
BSG: Caprica. Not as bad as some made it out, but definitely not as good as the show it is trying to set up.

JimJamBonds
10-05-2009, 08:50 PM
I watched The Watchmen yesterday.... which was IMHO an absolute horrible movie.

preacher
10-06-2009, 12:54 AM
"9"

Very wicked post apocalyptic movie. Tim Burton produced it but you could swear it was his story cause it certainly felt like something he would tell.

The animation was amazing. No holds barred. Heroes die. I know I'm being obtuse but I don't want to say much and spoil it. I saw this over the weekend on a whim and didn't know a thing about it. The curtain went up and just got sucked in.

Those that liked Cordaline will enjoy this movie. The plot is very straightforward, but I was amazed how involved the it actually was.

"Informant"

Not even close to what I was expecting. I'm not a big Matt Damon fan, but damn it if the kid played the part of a super genius dooshbag to a T. I need to see it again when it comes out on DVD because I got lost in all the double-crosses and triple crosses. Enjoyable flick. Definitely a rental. On the same vein as Catch Me If You Can.

"Surrogate"

Lame. Bruce Willis didn't even seem that interested in the role. Wall-E expressed the same theme sooooo much better. Beats and pacing was reminiscent of I Robot. Don't see. Don't rent. Borrow if you must.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-10-2009, 12:31 AM
I saw Dr. Strangelove tonight. It was all right, but nothing really special. I got that it was a satire, but it wasn't funny and I must have missed something.

sith_killer_99
10-10-2009, 12:44 AM
I saw Dr. Strangelove tonight. It was all right, but nothing really special. I got that it was a satire, but it wasn't funny and I must have missed something.

How can you say Dr. Strangelove wasn't funny?!?!:eek:

I love that film. Maybe it's because I'm a military guy, or because I remember the Cold War and MAD, or maybe it's because I appreciate the brand of humor, but I found it to be hilarious!!!

To this day I can't even think about water fluoridation without chuckling.lol

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the War Room!"

Man, some of Peter Sellers best work!!!

sith_killer_99
10-10-2009, 02:30 PM
I just finished watching "Square Pegs" the 1980's cult classic television show that finally arrived on DVD just over a year ago, it took me this long just to open it up and watch.

Great little series that died before it's time. Sure it was cheesy at times, but fun none the less. It's easy to see how Sarah Jessica Parker received such acclaim for her role. Much like Claire Danes in "My So Called Life" which I also own on DVD.

The best part of the series was the flash back to the early 1980's and how things kinda were back then, no computers, old school arcade games, the classic walkman, pastel colored clothing..lol

Great fun for any 80's fan.

"No way dude, I'm totally New Wave, totally."

JimJamBonds
10-11-2009, 12:33 AM
I got done watching Eagle Eye not all that long ago. It wasn't bad but to be honest it wasn't all that great either.

Rocketboy
10-11-2009, 01:44 AM
Just finished up Adventureland. Definitely not the comedy they advertised (more of a drama), but it was still an enjoyable flick with some humor in it.

Kidhuman
10-11-2009, 10:33 AM
Watched Year One. I thought it was pretty funny. We were gonna play Stabby Stabby Cut Cut

sith_killer_99
10-11-2009, 10:36 AM
I watched "Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing".

This is one spooky film, made in 1997, it is a docudrama that lays out the story behind the first WTC attack. Throughout the film you hear these eerie little comments and at the end Peter Gallagher's character says "You can throw more agents on this, you can get more funding, but in the end, it's just too easy" then they show a clip of the bomber looking out at the WTC and he says "Next time, we will bring them both down".

Anyway, I found it to be an interesting film, with good information, I learned quite a bit about the first WTC attack, such as the informant that the FBI had working on the inside, and the follow up attacks they had planned. There were a number of targets around NYC they had planned to hit 5 minutes apart, boom, five minutes later boom, five minutes later boom, and so on.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-12-2009, 12:52 AM
Caught most of All the Right Moves the other night. Lea Thompson was HOT back-in-tha-day, and still not too bad today. :love: lipsrsealed:

sith_killer_99
10-12-2009, 10:36 AM
Lea Thompson and Jennifer Jason Leigh, I can't think of one without thinking of the other.

Lea Thompson has held up better over the years, IMO.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-12-2009, 02:16 PM
Yesterday I went to see It Might Get Loud, a documentary about Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge, and their guitars. I liked it quite a lot. It would have been nice to have seen more of their conversation, but if you like any of these guys' music, then you'll like this movie.

I also saw a great deal of The Shining last night, though I missed a great deal of the beginning. I'd seen bits and pieces (ha!) before, and it was freaky as nuts. I'd like to see the whole thing sometime.

sith_killer_99
10-12-2009, 03:03 PM
Which version of The Shining did you watch?

Jack was great in the original, but the re-make was much more detailed and well done, IMO.

Most Stephen King books transfer better to film when they are 6-8 hours long.

It
The Tommyknockers
The Stand
The Langoliers
The Shining
Storm of the Century
Rose Red
Kingdom Hospital
Desperation

Short films and regular movies are good, but the longer drawn out stuff really allows for the type of character development needed for a good King film. Just my 2 cents.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-12-2009, 03:35 PM
It was the original. You're right - Jack Nicholson was extremely creepy. The only thing I know about the remake is that it was shot at the Stanley hotel, which I've been to a few times (they also did at least the exterior of the hotel from Dumb and Dumber there, too). I think the only Stephen King book I've read is Misery, which I think translated well to the film.

Kidhuman
10-13-2009, 12:00 PM
I recently watched all 8 hours of the Stand. Had an abcessed tooth and watched them all.

DarkArtist
10-13-2009, 12:50 PM
Friday Night i watched my all time favorite animated movie.... The Iron Giant... this is the one movie that constantly makes me cry at the end... i feel the pain in both the Giant and Hogarth at the end and i always share a tear when the Giant flies into space and you hear Hogarth say "you are who you choose to be." and the Giant replies "Superman". just typing this now is giving me chills.

such a great movie.

pbarnard
10-14-2009, 10:23 AM
Watched Green Lantern: First Flight. One of the better DC animated direct to DVD offerings.

sith_killer_99
10-15-2009, 01:35 PM
First Flight was pretty good.

I just got Superman Batman: Public Enemies from Netflix, I'm going to watch it tonight.:thumbsup:

I really enjoyed the comic series, I hope the movie can do it justice.

DarkArtist
10-15-2009, 05:41 PM
Sunday I was able to catch Paranormal Activity... gotta say wasn't impressed, was hoping for something really scary since the reviews were that 30 people left the theater stating the movie was too terrifying to watch...

my wife was freaked out by the movie and now is sorta leary about going to sleep at night... every strange noise freaks her out...

how come Hollywood can't make real scary movies anymore..

Ando
10-15-2009, 06:07 PM
Sunday I was able to catch Paranormal Activity... gotta say wasn't impressed, was hoping for something really scary since the reviews were that 30 people left the theater stating the movie was too terrifying to watch...

my wife was freaked out by the movie and now is sorta leary about going to sleep at night... every strange noise freaks her out...

how come Hollywood can't make real scary movies anymore..

Sounds like your wife got her money's worth, tho?

I haven't seen Paranormal Activity yet, and I may wait to see it on cable. It looks and sounds pretty creepy.

I agree, I haven't seen a really scary movie is a while.

Before we went to see 30 Days of Night a couple years ago, my wife INSISTED, nay DEMANDED that I make NO scary noises or vampire sounds or try to scare her AT ALL during the movie (or after) and I agreed.

After we left the theater and got in the car, I turned to her and said "So do you want to sleep next to the window tonight or the bedroom door?"

She still doesn't it think it's funny.

DarkArtist
10-16-2009, 12:48 PM
Sounds like your wife got her money's worth, tho?

I haven't seen Paranormal Activity yet, and I may wait to see it on cable. It looks and sounds pretty creepy.

I agree, I haven't seen a really scary movie is a while.

Before we went to see 30 Days of Night a couple years ago, my wife INSISTED, nay DEMANDED that I make NO scary noises or vampire sounds or try to scare her AT ALL during the movie (or after) and I agreed.

After we left the theater and got in the car, I turned to her and said "So do you want to sleep next to the window tonight or the bedroom door?"

She still doesn't it think it's funny.


Nice... my wife is afraid that I will stand over the bed and just stare at her for hours (happens in the movie) and then she'll open her eyes and freak....

I mean the movie does give you chills but really not scary enough for me. I want a movie that makes me jump or scream that's when I know it's scary.

sith_killer_99
10-18-2009, 12:06 PM
Well, I finished watching Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, another hit for DC animation!

DarkArtist
10-21-2009, 08:20 AM
Caught Couples Retreat over the weekend.. great movie, really funny and definately worth the $10 ticket price.

Rocketboy
10-21-2009, 10:50 AM
Caught Couples Retreat over the weekend.. great movie, really funny and definately worth the $10 ticket price.I've been avoiding it because I'd heard the opposite.

Since I've been on vacation, I've been watching a movie a day. So far I've watched:
Where the Wild Things Are - Fantastic! Totally not for kids under 10 or so.
Let The Right One In - Swedish vampire flick. Good, but not as good as I'd heard.
Groundhog Day - 16-years-old and it's held up well.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - been a while since I've seen it. I forgot how fun it was and how great the visuals are.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-21-2009, 03:08 PM
At the insistence of a friend, I saw Freddy Got Fingered yesterday. It was damn hilarious! Not a very well-made film, but extremely funny in a ridiculously over the top way. One of the funniest things was the fact that a studio actually greenlighted this. lol

sith_killer_99
10-21-2009, 05:27 PM
Just finished watching "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"...good fun, worth the watch.:thumbsup:

pbarnard
10-22-2009, 10:31 AM
I finally watched Transformers 2. Some one, please make the nightmare stop. It couldn't go in the envelope back to Netflix fast enough.

Ando
10-22-2009, 11:53 AM
- Ghost Hunters.

- Destination Truth.

- Titan Maximum.

- Modern Family. THIS is my new favorite show of the year. NONSTOP laughs and smartly written.

TeeEye7
10-22-2009, 12:11 PM
I finally watched Transformers 2. Some one, please make the nightmare stop. It couldn't go in the envelope back to Netflix fast enough.

I wouldn't open any packages sent from San Diego if I were you.....

bigbarada
10-22-2009, 08:57 PM
Where the Wild Things Are - Fantastic! Totally not for kids under 10 or so.

I saw this the other day and I was pretty impressed with it. It's not really a kids movie, but it's still pretty amazing to watch. I'm a little lost as to exactly what the point of the story was, but I'll most likely watch it a couple more times on DVD.

OC47150
10-22-2009, 09:49 PM
Crank and Crank 2: High Voltage.

I saw Crank for the first time last week and thought it was pretty cool. At a friend's house today, we watched Crank 2. I had to check the brain and just enjoy it. Not believable in the least bit but a lot of fun.

Rocketboy
10-22-2009, 11:40 PM
Continuing my movie-a-day vacation, I watched Beavis & Butt-head Do America last night and Eurotrip tonight.


I saw this the other day and I was pretty impressed with it. It's not really a kids movie, but it's still pretty amazing to watch. I'm a little lost as to exactly what the point of the story was, but I'll most likely watch it a couple more times on DVD.I think the point was for Max to have the realization about himself through the Wild Things (which, if I'm not mistaken, each Wild Thing represented a different facet of Max's personality).
Plus, considering the book was like 10 lines long, I'd say they did a darn good job of crafting a story. :thumbsup:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-26-2009, 02:27 PM
Recently, I've watched a few more public domain films online, including The Last Man On Earth, starring Vincent Price and based on the same novel that was adapted into 2007's I Am Legend (which I haven't seen). It was pretty good, if a little cheesy and hokey. In my production class, I'm working on a movie with a similar premise, so I wanted to at least see it to get some ideas (to rip off :D ).

I also saw Fritz Lang's M, since I'm doing the Hans monologue for acting class. It was damn good. I'd like to see a better copy at some point, since it was quite amazing all around. Peter Lorre is extremely creepy here.

Kidhuman
10-27-2009, 09:16 AM
Drag me to Hell. Pretty good flick. Loved the comedy behind it all. Best new horror movie in years

OC47150
10-29-2009, 09:20 PM
Where Eagles Dare (1968). A great WWII thriller starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. One of our favorites at home.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-30-2009, 07:08 PM
I had the annual viewing of The Nightmare Before Christmas last night. I absolutely love that movie.

Darth Metalmute
10-30-2009, 08:32 PM
Tommorrow night is my annual Sleepy Hollow Halloween weekend.
Every year on the Saturday closest to Halloween, I open the windows and let the chilly October air into the house and watch Sleepy Hollow around 1 A.M.
This year however, at least tonight, its 60+ degrees outside.


Ando,
Whats your opinion so far on Titan Maximum?
I was real excited when the first episode was 30 minutes long. The fifteen minute ones, although good, have been a let down to me.

sith_killer_99
10-30-2009, 09:45 PM
Just finished watching "The Weather Underground" and Season 1 Disc 2 of Penn & Teller Bullsh*t.

DarthQuack
10-30-2009, 11:17 PM
On the last disc of season 6 of Cheers. Anyone get into this show on DVD at all? And please don't spoil anything further if you have. :P

TeeEye7
11-01-2009, 03:40 AM
Apollo 13. Opie's cheesy, mediocre-budget flick that's one of my favorite of all time. What a tremendous story! Good cast, well-executed endeavour about the Apollo space mission's "problem" I witness first-hand in my early teens. All topped off by James Horner's wonderful music score!

pbarnard
11-02-2009, 10:27 AM
Peter Pan: Platinum Edition. Not as good feature wise as the others. Also having not seen it in a decade or two that Tinkerbell really wasn't all that nice. Way to market and push her on little girls Disney.

El Chuxter
11-02-2009, 12:16 PM
That's why I refuse to let my daughter see any of those spinoffs, at least until she's old enough to ask for it and know it's now just Peter Pan. Tink is a biznatch.

Personally, I've never understood why adults say about their little kids, "I hate (fill-in-the-blank cartoon), but s/he loves it, and wants to see it all the time." There are enough good cartoons out there, and smaller kids don't know about the bad ones unless you tell them. Even if they see commercials (and they shouldn't be watching much commercial TV), it wears off. I'm not buying Barbie Vomits Up Lunch To Keep Her Figure when the rugrat loves The Lion King or Kung Fu Panda just fine.

Ando
11-02-2009, 01:25 PM
Ando,
Whats your opinion so far on Titan Maximum?
I was real excited when the first episode was 30 minutes long. The fifteen minute ones, although good, have been a let down to me.

Eh. It's funny, but I don't need to necessarily see it. If it went away, I wouldn't be heartbroken.

sith_killer_99
11-02-2009, 02:23 PM
That's why I refuse to let my daughter see any of those spinoffs, at least until she's old enough to ask for it and know it's now just Peter Pan. Tink is a biznatch.

Personally, I've never understood why adults say about their little kids, "I hate (fill-in-the-blank cartoon), but s/he loves it, and wants to see it all the time." There are enough good cartoons out there, and smaller kids don't know about the bad ones unless you tell them. Even if they see commercials (and they shouldn't be watching much commercial TV), it wears off. I'm not buying Barbie Vomits Up Lunch To Keep Her Figure when the rugrat loves The Lion King or Kung Fu Panda just fine.

Yeah, I agree, if I don't like it or approve it doesn't get played for my kids. Especially when, like you said, there are so many good films for them to watch. My daughter LOVES "Finding Nemo" so she watches/watched it a lot, there are some other really good ones out there as well.

In terms of the Barbie thing, I tend to agree. I don't want my daughter growing up believing that her vaule or worth as a human being is based on looks. There are many more valuable qualities in a person.:yes:

Ji'dai
11-03-2009, 06:31 PM
Taking a break from horror movies although I still have half a dozen of them recorded on the DVR that I didn't get around to watching for the Halloween challenge....

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A group of top men are recruited by the government and put through a rigorous selection process for a top-secret mission that involves piloting single-seat rockets into space to capture meteors in the 1954 science fiction film Riders to the Stars. This film attempts a more realistic approach to portraying manned-space flight and is a departure from the usual alien-invader sci-fi movies of the 50s.

In 1879, a British army engineer (Stanley Baker) takes command of a small garrison in Natal Province, South Africa and fends off wave after wave of over 4,000 fierce native warriors in the fine 1964 war epic Zulu. The film’s star, Stanley Baker, turned down the role of James Bond, a role that ultimately went to Sean Connery. Michael Caine co-stars as Baker’s second-in-command and the film features narration by Richard Burton.

pbarnard
11-04-2009, 10:11 AM
Zulu was on AMC all the time. Nice film.

Watched GI Joe: Rise of Cobra. While better than Transformers 2, it's like saying getting punched in the stomach is better than kicked in the groin.

Ando
11-04-2009, 11:16 AM
Watched the new V pilot on ABC (I really enjoyed what I saw and hope it only gets better).

Then I watched half of part 3 of the V: The Final Battle Miniseries recorded from the weekend. Man I loved that show. It wasn't great TV, but the lizard makeup effects are *still* pretty dang good and when I was 7 or 8, this was great stuff!

DarthQuack
11-04-2009, 01:40 PM
Watching season 7 of Cheers right now....pretty good, I still need to pick up the last 3 seasons.

Ji'dai
11-05-2009, 05:35 PM
A man-about-town and professional gambler (Humphrey Bogart) and his gang (including a young Jackie Gleason and Phil Silvers) uncover a group of Nazi sympathizers operating on their turf and prevent their nefarious plot to blow up a battleship in New York harbor in the enjoyable 1942 action film All Through the Night. Conrad Veidt and Peter Lorre, both Casablanca alums, co-star as the head goose-stepper and henchman respectively.

The former commanding officer (Chuck Norris) of a crack commando unit gets even with the secretary of state appointee who was responsible for sending his team on a bogus mission to rescue POWs in Vietnam that resulted in the deaths of most of his men in the rather boring 1979 action film Good Guys Wear Black. Anne Archer plays Norris’ love interest.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-06-2009, 08:37 AM
Caught Where the Wild Things Are before it leaves theaters. Most bizarre movie feeling ever for me: seemed missing something, yet was fine the way it was; was confused, but yet understood it; too short, but sometimes dragged on. I think I liked it... :rolleyes:

pbarnard
11-07-2009, 08:54 PM
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Disney at its earliest and possibly best. My wife enjoyed it and now wants mp3's of Whistle While You Work, Hi-Ho etc.

sith_killer_99
11-07-2009, 09:30 PM
I just watched "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols were hot!:yes::twisted:

UKWildcat
11-07-2009, 10:12 PM
I watched Observe and Report last night and wasn't all that impressed. It had it's moments, but I thought it was going to be much funnier. Glad I didn't blind-buy it.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-08-2009, 10:36 AM
I just watched "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols were hot!:yes::twisted:Rachel Nichols, the ESPN reporter?

TeeEye7
11-08-2009, 02:25 PM
Rachel Nichols, the ESPN reporter?

The reporter (L).....and her alter-ego actress persona (R)....

JimJamBonds
11-08-2009, 06:43 PM
I watched Observe and Report last night and wasn't all that impressed. It had it's moments, but I thought it was going to be much funnier. Glad I didn't blind-buy it.

Personally, I liked the original Paul Blart better.

Ji'dai
11-08-2009, 06:53 PM
At the dawn of the 20th Century, a three-year old boy, Pu Yi, is named emperor of China but remains a virtual prisoner inside his fortress, the Forbidden City, and is largely excluded from the political changes taking place in the country at large until unwittingly becoming a pawn and figurehead during Japanese occupation and finally endures incarceration and re-education under Mao’s communist dictatorship in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1987 historical epic The Last Emperor.

An evil scientist (Louis Jordan - Octopu$sy Bond villain) steals the volatile high-growth plant formula of a rival scientist (Ray Wise) but when the lab is destroyed during the robbery, the good guy is doused with the green goop which causes him to change into a half-human, half-plant biped with super-strength in Wes Craven’s 1982 adaptation of the DC Comics title Swamp Thing. Busty Adrienne Barbeau plays a feisty government agent/damsel in distress.

Shortly after the Civil War, the James & Younger brothers begin robbing banks and holding up stagecoaches and trains until Pinkerton agents are finally able to disrupt the gang’s activities in the overlong 1980 western The Long Riders. The film, directed by Walter Hill, is notable for the casting of actors in the major roles who are siblings in real-life: Stacy and James Keach are Frank and Jesse James, David, Keith, and Robert Carradine play the Younger brothers, Dennis and Randy Quaid play the Miller brothers, and Christopher and Nicholas Guest are the Ford brothers.

A waitress at a seaside greasy spoon discovers that her government scientist boyfriend is selling secrets to her coworker, a lecherous, slovenly cook (Lee Marvin), who is actually an agent in the employ of a foreign power in the okay 1955 film Shack Out on 101.

Ando
11-09-2009, 11:40 AM
I saw "The Fourth Kind" with a friend of mine yesterday. Very, very creepy, and very disturbing.

Ji'dai
11-10-2009, 05:53 PM
Three fifteen minute shorts and one public service announcement:

A black cat pinch-hits for his friend in the big ball game after the boy is jailed for knocking a policeman’s cap off with a line drive in Pat Sullivan’s 1922 silent cartoon Felix Saves the Day. This short features still photos and live action interspersed with traditional animation. Popular during the silent era, Felix the Cat first appeared in 1919 but didn’t survive the transition to “talkies” largely due to competition from new cartoon characters such as Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse.

A Choctaw Indian is allowed to play in the big game against Jimtown even after murdering a swarthy gambler who wanted him to throw the contest in the 1909 silent short His Last Game. The star player is then killed by firing squad for the murder (justice is swift in the west, the placard says) only moments before a rider brings a reprieve.

Winnie Winkle the Breadwinner’s brother Perry Winkle pitches in the neighborhood sandlot baseball game in the fun 1926 silent short Happy Days. This short is based on Martin Branner’s long-running comic strip, which first appeared in 1920 and was in print until 1996. The focus of this film is on Winnie’s brother Perry and his “Little Rascal” like pals, the Rinky Dinks, who have a dog, a rickety clubhouse, and get into all sorts of trouble during the big game.

The Citizens for Decent Literature and “outstanding news reporter” George Putnam warn of the dangers of pornography in the 1965 public service short Perversion for Profit. According to Putnam, “obscenity leads to depravity” and publishers and smut peddlers in the $2 billion dollar a year industry are weakening the country’s moral center, making America vulnerable to the Communists. Nude magazines and raunchy books are also behind increases in violent crime, the greater likelihood of children engaging in sexually deviant lifestyles (homosexuality, lesbianism, sadism, and masochism), higher rates of venereal disease among teens, and a rise in illegitimate births.

sonofsokol
11-10-2009, 07:56 PM
I went and saw "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" with my wife last night. Fun movie. John C. Riley was awesome

preacher
11-10-2009, 11:33 PM
Ok. I'm officially a blue ray believer now.

Sleeping Beauty and Snow White on Blueray are excellent. Disney has done a helluva job on these blue ray releases of classics. Outstanding. I really can't give enough praise.

I'm really looking forward to Fantasia, Fantasia 2000, and Beauty and the Beast releases on Blue ray next year. I think Dumbo is even getting a blue ray face lift.

Ji'dai
11-10-2009, 11:35 PM
A washed up former pro football player (Anthony Quinn) and his gang of lowlife beatniks take a wealthy woman and her sailor boyfriend hostage in an effort to squeeze them for some dough in exchange for their safe return in the 1956 drama The Wild Party.

The wealthy sportsman and patron of the city zoo (Lionel Atwill) uses a fake snakehead with black mamba poison to murder the young men who make advances towards his beautiful young wife in the watchable 1933 horror movie Murders in the Zoo. Randolph Scott, who is probably best known for his work in westerns, plays a research scientist at the zoo.

Ji'dai
11-12-2009, 05:35 PM
After a botched operation in England, a famed plastic surgeon (Anton Diffring) flees to the continent and uses a circus as a front to continue his practice of restoring the beauty to disfigured women and making them the star attractions under his big top in the 1960 horror movie Circus of Horrors. The women are happy with the arrangement until they want to leave the good doctor and his troupe, and soon die in freak accidents after giving notice. Donald Pleasence has a small role as the previous circus owner.

A biologist and two government agents help a small town Florida sheriff track down a deranged scientist who has transformed himself into a walking fish monster that's terrorizing the county in the awful 1972 horror movie Zaat.

Ji'dai
11-14-2009, 10:17 AM
The son of a lower class inkeeper and an ambitious two-year veteran of the trenches (George Peppard) volunteers for the air corps determined to gain respect from his upper class peers by downing 20 enemy fighters and winning Germany’s highest medal in the fascinating three-hour long 1966 WWI epic The Blue Max. James Mason plays Peppard’s aristocratic commanding officer and Ursula Andress co-stars as his young countess wife whose dalliances with other men Mason’s character both tolerates and encourages.

After the death of a medical student during an experiment testing an external artificial heart apparatus, a scientist (Boris Karloff) is sentenced to hang but is revived by his assistant and takes retribution against the system that condemned him in the okay 1939 horror movie The Man They Could Not Hang.

After accidentally killing a prisoner in self-defense, a 19th century French magistrate (Vincent Price) is possessed by an entity called “The Horla” which compels him to commit evil acts in the 1963 horror movie Diary of a Madman.

Ji'dai
11-16-2009, 10:33 AM
A doctor experimenting with putting patients into suspended animation using extreme cold discovers the scientist that pioneered the research (Boris Karloff) was himself accidentally frozen ten years before during a raid on his secret laboratory in the fine 1940 horror movie The Man With Nine Lives. Karloff is unthawed and then works to perfect the serum that protects tissue from the cold using human guinea pigs - the local authorities who raided his lab and were inadvertently frozen along with him. I had to laugh when I saw the other doctor’s technique for warming patients, which included piping hot coffee into them via a funnel and a tube inserted into the patient’s mouth.

A small-town doctor who is something of a local pariah (Boris Karloff) attempts to cure a young woman’s paralysis using spinal fluid taken from the victim of an escaped circus gorilla, but when more is needed, the scientist kills the gorilla and dons its skin in order to kill more people for more fluid in the strange 1940 horror movie The Ape.

pbarnard
11-16-2009, 11:54 AM
Pinnochio Platinum Edition. So good that my wife has decided we shall buy it for Baby Stir Fry even if it sits on the shelf for a couple of years.

TeeEye7
11-17-2009, 04:19 AM
Pinnochio Platinum Edition. So good that my wife has decided we shall buy it for Baby Stir Fry even if it sits on the shelf for a couple of years.

You are good parents! :thumbsup:

I watched Goodfellas this weekend. Even though it's lengthy, it's one of those movies I will go out of my way to watch if I know it's on. I love the format; I love the cast! :yes:

pbarnard
11-17-2009, 10:07 AM
You are good parents! :thumbsup:

But not technically...yet Any day now.


Tonight plan to watch Sleeping Beauty to continue her education in characters she didn't recognzie last year at Disney World.

Ji'dai
11-17-2009, 11:19 AM
After the accidental death of his wife and young daughter, a composer (George C. Scott) takes a teaching position and leases a large mansion haunted by the ghost of a boy murdered eighty years before by his father and "replaced" with an adopted orphan, who is now a wealthy, elderly senator, in the intriguing 1979 horror movie The Changeling.

Newly discovered film footage, much in color, is prominently featured in the History Channel 2009 documentary series WWII in HD. The series follows a dozen individuals and their experiences during the major events of the war, peppered with what apparently looks like home movies and other previously unaired newsreel taken during the time period. A lot of the footage is jerky and often blurry to begin with so there isn’t much improvement by up-scaling it to high definition. The series is narrated by Gary Sinise and features voice-overs by Rob Lowe, Steve Zahn, and LL Cool J.

sith_killer_99
11-17-2009, 12:49 PM
Newly discovered film footage, much in color, is prominently featured in the History Channel 2009 documentary series WWII in HD. The series follows a dozen individuals and their experiences during the major events of the war, peppered with what apparently looks like home movies and other previously unaired newsreel taken during the time period. A lot of the footage is jerky and often blurry to begin with so there isn’t much improvement by up-scaling it to high definition. The series is narrated by Gary Sinise and features voice-overs by Rob Lowe, Steve Zahn, and LL Cool J.

I have this set to record on my DVR, I have not had a chance to watch it yet.

Ji'dai
11-17-2009, 05:10 PM
I have this set to record on my DVR, I have not had a chance to watch it yet. I recorded them too. I've watched the first four episodes so far. It doesn't take long to get through them when you fast forward through the commercials.

Old Fossil
11-17-2009, 05:14 PM
Watched the latest Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars. It was better than the last two specials by a long shot, with a nice little preview lead-in to the end of this story arc.

Kidhuman
11-18-2009, 09:38 AM
Will be watching the water of Mars tonight
I watched recently, GIjoe and Star Trek

pbarnard
11-18-2009, 09:50 AM
Network. Got mad as hell, and I'm still gonna take it some more?

Ji'dai
11-18-2009, 07:07 PM
A doctor (Boris Karloff) developing a serum to reverse old age uses blood from an executed murderer as a medium and begins to exhibit homicidal tendencies after injecting himself with the concoction in the boring 1940 horror movie Before I Hang.

A clean-cut, respectful young man and gun enthusiast with a wife and an all-American family wakes up one morning and goes on a shooting spree, indiscriminately killing men, women, and children in the excellent 1968 horror movie Targets. Writer-director-actor Peter Bogdanovich juxtaposes and intertwines this modern real-life horror tale with the story of the retirement of a fictitious Hollywood horror actor and icon “Byron Orlok” (wonderfully portrayed by Boris Karloff) who feels that the rubber-faced monsters and mad scientists he often plays on screen are no longer effective in a world rocked by real horror - senseless violence committed by seemingly ordinary people. Inspired by the 1966 sniper shootings from the clock tower at the University of Texas, this film also features future producer Frank Marshall in a bit role as the ticket boy at a drive-in. Marshall later went on the produce such mega-hits as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, and Back to the Future.

Rocketboy
11-18-2009, 11:26 PM
Watched Up twice today.
After leaving the theater earlier this summer I didn't think I'd enjoy the film nearly as much in 2D. I was wrong. I think may have enjoyed the 2D version more because I wasn't so wowed by the 3D and I could focus more on the story and details.

And I don't care how many times I see some of the "Squirrel!" bits on tv, it still cracks me up.

Tycho
11-19-2009, 01:59 AM
I watched The Phantom Menace.

Ji'dai
11-19-2009, 05:49 PM
A small-town Arizona vet (William Shatner) teams up with a hot university entomologist to combat the hordes of tarantulas that have overrun his community in the 1977 horror movie Kingdom of the Spiders. Actor Woody Strode [one of a trio of gunslingers Frank (Henry Fonda) sends to meet Harmonica (Charles Bronson) at the train station in the first scene of Once Upon a Time in the West] plays a local rancher.

Tycho
11-19-2009, 08:02 PM
I watched Attack of the Clones.

pbarnard
11-20-2009, 01:31 PM
The Little Mermaid Special Edition. Score is so good makes you wonder why Disney decided to go the pick a singer route in further animated films till the Pixar run (well than just Randy Newman).

El Chuxter
11-20-2009, 01:51 PM
There was no singer (except in the end credits) in Dinosaur, Atlantis, or Treasure Planet. Unfortunately, those are now considered among the "movies Disney made but never wants to acknowledge the existence of again due to low box office numbers." And Treasure Planet is downright bad, great score or not. The other two are classics. Especially Atlantis.

Tycho
11-21-2009, 07:20 PM
I watched The Clone Wars micro-series Season 1.

Ji'dai
11-22-2009, 06:14 PM
Two teenage girls and one’s younger sibling pass the time at home alone by making prank phone calls in William Castle’s rather decent 1965 nail-biter I Saw What You Did. By chance, one man they call has just murdered his wife in a fit of anger and then buried her body in the woods. Infatuated with his voice, the girls pile into mom’s car and drive to his house to check him out, but the man’s neighbor (Joan Crawford) catches them, snatches the car’s registration from the steering wheel, and sends them home. The man then kills Crawford and uses the registration to track the girls down, who he thinks witnessed his wife’s murder.

While on a fishing trip in a rural Wisconsin town, a journalist for a news magazine stumbles upon a biological warfare lab run by a former Nazi scientist in the employ and protected by a large contingent of American communists who are ready to deploy viral weapons in major US cities in the engaging 1951 suspense film The Whip Hand. Raymond Burr (of TV’s Perry Mason fame) plays the local innkeeper-commie-stooge. In the thrilling climax, heavily armed G-Men storm the town and lab, gunning down commies without abandon.

Tycho
11-23-2009, 12:57 AM
I watched The Clone Wars movie.

sith_killer_99
11-23-2009, 08:44 AM
Finally watched "The Plan" last night! Excellent, it made me long for more BSG. :cry:

Rocketboy
11-23-2009, 11:26 AM
I caught most of Anvil: The Story of Anvil last night. Good stuff.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
11-23-2009, 12:14 PM
watched "The Hangover" today on my ipod; really hysterical movie!! Zach has some hilarious lines. *** out of **** :thumbsup:

Tycho
11-23-2009, 12:52 PM
I've now watched the entire Clone Wars: Season 1 on DVD.

Ji'dai
11-24-2009, 09:28 PM
Two guys (Peter Fonda & Adam Rourke) rob a supermarket, pick up a girl (Susan George), and high-tail it from the law in a suped-up Dodge Charger in the 1974 cult car movie Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry. 1950’s sci-fi alum Kenneth Tobey plays a police captain and Vic Morrow is the maverick cop who leads the manhunt.

Tycho
11-25-2009, 02:03 AM
I watched The Clone Wars micro series Season 2.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
11-25-2009, 08:37 AM
"Paranormal Activity" Does it live up to the hype? No, but that would be impossible. I did enjoy this flick quite a bit as it's great to be on the edge of your seat, just waiting for things to happen and I did jump a few times I'll admit. I did have a few gripes though: the first one being Micah and his jackassery. He was such an *** to the point that I didn't believe him towards the end and the emotional connection to his character suffers due to this. Also, when they started playing up a certain angle towards the end, I could see the ending coming.

Regardless, I did enjoy the film as it's great to see a horror film that doesn't rely on gore, sex, and cheap thrills to scare the audience. Rating- *** out of ****

and now for a movie that couldn't be more different!

"Hairspray"- Due to my bias towards musicals, I was iffy on this, but after watching it, I really liked it. It's a tad raunchy and has a great message regarding individuality and courage. Plus, Travolta as the mother was HILARIOUS. Rating- *** out of ****

:thumbsup:

Tycho
11-25-2009, 07:48 PM
I watched Revenge of the Sith.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-25-2009, 07:51 PM
Caught the end of Enemy Mine. Aside from the attempt to create a dramatic soundtrack (overly done, IMHO) like SW, it was a decent movie, with halfway okay effects for the mid-80s. Cussing in outer spaaaaaaace...

Ji'dai
11-26-2009, 10:54 AM
A young man (Jimmy Cliff) moves from the country to the big city to pursue a music career, gets blacklisted by the producer after cutting a hit record, and finds fame as an outlaw running “ganja” into Kingston and gunning down police officers in the 1972 cult film The Harder They Come. This 2006 restoration features a great Reggae soundtrack with several hits by the film’s star, Jimmy Cliff.

sith_killer_99
11-26-2009, 02:11 PM
Two moronic slackers from California hold the fate of the world in their hands. In order to save the future they must complete their High School history report and have a most excellent adventure through time in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure".

Bill and Ted are back, this time they must defeat the Grim Reaper, take out Evil Robot versions of themselves, face the master mind of their destruction, learn to play the guitar, and unite the entire world in "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey".

Tycho
11-26-2009, 02:17 PM
I watched Droids: The Pirates and the Prince.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-27-2009, 12:09 AM
I saw Wet Hot American Summer a few days ago. I liked it, and I like the people who made it, but it wasn't perhaps as funny as I had hoped. Still, pretty good.

Tycho
11-27-2009, 12:14 PM
I watched Ewoks: The Haunted Village.

Tycho
11-28-2009, 07:54 AM
I watched Star Wars: A New Hope.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-28-2009, 11:56 PM
Caught two on cable today: The Big Squeeze and The Santa Clause 2. Not bad, but not great.

TeeEye7
11-29-2009, 02:31 AM
Fantasy and reality tonight: Speed Racer and Apollo 13.

My normal work schedule precludes the ability to watch much TV. Since I've taken a few days off, I'm making up for lost time.

Tycho
11-29-2009, 06:25 PM
I watched The Empire Strikes Back.

pbarnard
11-30-2009, 11:10 AM
Dumbo
Sleeping Beauty
The Fox and The Hound
The Hannah Montan Movie
The Hangover

sonofsokol
11-30-2009, 11:36 AM
Dumbo
Sleeping Beauty
The Fox and The Hound
The Hannah Montan Movie
The Hangover

Adaptaed from Sesame Street:
[Four] of these things belong together
[Four] of these things are kind of the same
Can you guess which one of these doesn't belong here?
Now it's time to play our game (time to play our game).

Rocketboy
11-30-2009, 12:20 PM
Adaptaed from Sesame Street:
[Four] of these things belong together
[Four] of these things are kind of the same
Can you guess which one of these doesn't belong here?
Now it's time to play our game (time to play our game).
"The Hannnah Montan Movie" since it's obviously a foreign knock-off. I think the creators just hoped most people (much like pbarnard) wouldn't notice the typo.


:D

Tycho
11-30-2009, 03:56 PM
I watched Return of the Jedi.

pbarnard
11-30-2009, 04:28 PM
Adaptaed from Sesame Street:
[Four] of these things belong together
[Four] of these things are kind of the same
Can you guess which one of these doesn't belong here?
Now it's time to play our game (time to play our game).


"The Hannnah Montan Movie" since it's obviously a foreign knock-off. I think the creators just hoped most people (much like pbarnard) wouldn't notice the typo.


:D

Well watching them all simultaneously leads you to think that Miley Cyrus is a fox with big ears so big she can fly that befriends a hound dog. They proceed to get so trashed that it takes the kiss of her Prince for her to give up her alter ego pop star persona only not to remember any of it. And it still was a better movie than Speed Racer, Transformers 2 and GI Joe!

UKWildcat
11-30-2009, 09:33 PM
Watched The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard the other day. I laughed a few times, but was mainly disappointed.

JimJamBonds
11-30-2009, 11:16 PM
I watched The Boondock Saint's II: All Saints Day. It was ok, I liked it better the first time I saw it when it was called The Boondock Saints. Also I saw The Blind Side, this was pretty good actually.

Rocketboy
12-01-2009, 12:34 AM
Also I saw The Blind Side, this was pretty good actually.The Blind Side was awesome. I'm a big fan of the book and the film was adapted very well.

Saw 2012 last night. Amazingly stupid, but fun to watch (Watch John Cusack out run natural disaster after natural disaster!)
The end of the world has never looked so impressive - some of the best effects I've ever seen.

Ji'dai
12-01-2009, 08:59 AM
On a post-apocalyptic earth, an elf wizard enlists an elf warrior and a curvaceous fairy princess on a quest to defeat his brother, a dark wizard who commands an army of mutants and hell beasts armed with the technological relics of the past and archival news footage of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi war machine in Ralph Bakshi‘s 1976 animated film Wizards. Mark Hamill voices the king of the fairies.

Tycho
12-01-2009, 10:43 AM
I watched The Last of the Mohicans.

TeeEye7
12-01-2009, 12:01 PM
I watched The Last of the Mohicans.

One of the best musical scores ever written! :thumbsup:

DarthQuack
12-01-2009, 12:04 PM
I watched some people through their windows. :thumbsup:

But only managed to see some flornbi.

Tycho
12-01-2009, 12:18 PM
One of the best musical scores ever written! :thumbsup:

Yes it is!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

The picture itself is shot against beautiful scenery and the costumes of the English and the French troops and their commanders are as impressive as anything.

One of the things I thought about while watching the film this time is how our nation was established. The deaths of the Cameron family (found dead by Hawkeye and company a little ways into the movie, killed by a Huron war party) were brought up a few times in the picture. Perhaps the French encouraged the natives to kill the whites? Not sure. But they said the Camerons had come over as indentured servants who worked off their debt in Virginia before moving to New York's western frontier.

This nation was founded by some of those who exploited the poor and brought them here under one condition of slavery or another. True the poor whites went free after they paid their debts, but then they were living out in the boonies, defenseless against hostile natives.

Then the wealthy enlisted the poor again (or their children) to fight for independence so that these wealthy could pay lower taxes (to King George). Nevertheless, it was about money moreso than freedom. (Not that I want to still be paying taxes to England. I prefer self-government.)

But the racism that existed then continues on, too. (Anti-native racism which translates to prejudice against Mexicans / Latinos who were always mirgratory and are now migrating back into the United States today.)

Ji'dai
12-03-2009, 02:47 PM
A Russian mob boss (Gerard Depardieu) hires a mercenary (Vin Diesel) to smuggle a young woman and her protector (Michelle Yeoh) from a Mongolian monastery to New York City in the hollow 2008 futuristic action adventure Babylon A.D.

A special forces colonel (John Wayne) helps defend an army outpost from the Vietcong and later leads a mission to capture a high-ranking North Vietnamese officer while educating an ignorant liberal journalist “why we’re there” in the 1968 war movie The Green Berets.

Tycho
12-04-2009, 04:12 AM
I watched The Patriot.

Ando
12-04-2009, 11:08 AM
I watched the 113th Civil War. UO Ducks win 37-33 over the OSU Beavers.

What a game! The Ducks are in the Rose Bowl vs Ohio State on January 1 and I called it all the way back in September.

GO DUCKS!

DarthQuack
12-04-2009, 08:22 PM
Watching A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa right now on NBC. :thumbsup:

Tycho
12-05-2009, 03:31 AM
I watched Gangs of New York.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-05-2009, 01:47 PM
I watched Shaun of the Dead on TV yesterday. I'm not sure how different it was from the actual version, but it was hilarious! I enjoyed it quite a lot.

DarthQuack
12-05-2009, 11:37 PM
The Fugitive. I always get sucked in when I see this on.

Rocketboy
12-05-2009, 11:50 PM
The Fugitive. I always get sucked in when I see this on.One of my all-time favorites. And it still holds up really well today.
Harrison Ford was totally robbed for not getting a Oscar nomination/win.

I love the seeing that familiar cop in the subway!

Bel-Cam Jos
12-07-2009, 12:12 AM
Went to the theater to see The Blind Side, a pretty good movie, but not much of a "sports action" movie. I realized why: the scenes are 8th graders and high schoolers. I hadn't considered the adoptive family to be illegal boosters, but after seeing the film, I'd say they probably were.

Ando
12-07-2009, 11:39 AM
I watched Shaun of the Dead on TV yesterday. I'm not sure how different it was from the actual version, but it was hilarious! I enjoyed it quite a lot.

Less cursing on the TV version. Great movie either way.

We watched the series finale of Monk and the mid season/season finale of White Collar on Friday along with The Clone Wars and then The Santa Clause 2 and 3 last night.

I watched Righteous Kill and The Wrestler.

Tycho
12-07-2009, 01:29 PM
I watched Gods And Generals.

UKWildcat
12-07-2009, 08:13 PM
i love the seeing that familiar cop janitor in the subway!

"Kimble!!!"

I love how that played out in the episode too... just genius! :thumbsup:

OC47150
12-07-2009, 08:27 PM
Let's see...

* Rambo 3. I like this one, moreso than #2.

* Rambo 4. Gratuitous violence...and then some. Gotta love it.

* Inglorious B*******/Deadly Mission. I have a copy of the Italian version that Tarantino updated this year. It goes by a half-dozen or so different names, but the version I have is Deadly Mission. The official DVD came out last year and it's called IB. Bo Svenson and Fred Williamson.

* Operation Crossbow. George Peppard goes undercover to stop production of the German V2 missiles.

* Alien Nation. I forgot how good this movie was.

And, Ando: whenever Comedy Central shows Shaun of the Dead, my favorite scene is always cut out. When Shaun and Ed leave the Winchester on the night when the zombies come to live, they're drunker than skunks and do that little tune and the zombie chimes in.

Kidhuman
12-08-2009, 08:44 AM
Terminator Salvation was the last movie I saw.

Ando
12-08-2009, 12:04 PM
And, Ando: whenever Comedy Central shows Shaun of the Dead, my favorite scene is always cut out. When Shaun and Ed leave the Winchester on the night when the zombies come to live, they're drunker than skunks and do that little tune and the zombie chimes in.

That's the scene that sold me on the movie when I saw the trailer that played before "Without a Paddle". I spent the entire movie wishing I could see "Shaun of the Dead" instead, a movie I'd never heard of before that trailer.

Tycho
12-08-2009, 12:21 PM
I watched Glory.

JimJamBonds
12-09-2009, 09:13 AM
I watched Glory.

Good stuff Tycho!

Tycho
12-09-2009, 10:28 PM
Yes, Glory is an amazing movie with a lot of depth to it and the whole experience of the characters who live out this true-life-story.

I like to buy NEW movies that I don't already own, and hence I don't succomb to urges to spend more money on DVDs and then BlueRays. It will all be phased out by on-demand in a few more years anyway.

However, since I have Glory on VHS and I really love this film, I'm very much considering buying the DVD. As an older movie, I'm sure it's very affordable these days, but it'd be great to see the battles in that much more clarity.

Darth Metalmute
12-09-2009, 11:24 PM
I love Glory. One of the best movies ever made. I'm going to have to get my copy out this weekend.

Tycho
12-09-2009, 11:40 PM
I think one of the best exchanges in the whole film is when Trip (Denzel Washington) talks informally with Colonel Robert Shaw (Matthew Broderick) by the lakeside camp before the Battle of Fort Wagner.

Trip said, "Why are we fighting this war? Ain't nobody going to win."

Shaw said, "Well you won't get anything if we lose."

That's so true and completely encompassing of the situation they faced.

Ignore some of the political reasons the Republicans (then controlling the Union) wanted to win the war.

It was the idealists who wanted to free the slaves - idealists like Col. Shaw. And it was all the slaves who wanted their families to be free (like Sgt. Rollins - Morgan Freeman).

As the movie clearly showed, racism would persist and many didn't care if it did. At this stage, blacks just wanted to fight for their freedom. And they had no where to go. They were many generations removed from being African. Once they had their freedom, they would just be unwanted free people in a land they had to adapt to living in on their own. Maybe characters like Thomas wanted to also have a right to vote, own land, etc. but others just wanted to be free and couldn't even conceive of a Civil Rights movement, let alone Barack Obama, 150 years later.

But Trip was right too: "Aint nobody going to win." In a way, he was right. The real victory for most people didn't come after the Union was held together. The slaves were free as a strategic consequence really - a victory for black people I'd say. But many white soldiers fought because they needed work or to feel like they weren't cowards. The Irish brigades were filled with men who's only concern was to escape starvation.

Indeed, I don't think we've yet seen the complete victory of the Civil War realized. Barack Obama is another step towards that - and we are closer than we ever were before (those of us who are idealists), but the Civil War is not won yet (in terms of equality issues). In terms of the supercedence of the Union over States' Rights, then yes, I'd say 1865 settled the issue. Those fighting the war didn't seek that particular victory though.

I wonder if Robert and Trip thought of any of this themselves, or if Robert saw an 'effed world" which didn't hold enough meaning for him to remain in, versus charging up that last hill to Fort Wagner?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-14-2009, 02:27 PM
I saw The Abominable Dr. Phibes yesterday. It was pretty cheesy and goofy, but also quite fun. I think the best way I can describe it that it's just "weird".

Rocketboy
12-14-2009, 05:53 PM
Got to see A Christmas Story on the big screen yesterday.
Even though they were projecting a full screen version and the sound quality kinda sucked I forgave it, because it was awesome seeing A Christmas Story on a big screen.

Ando
12-14-2009, 05:58 PM
Got to see A Christmas Story on the big screen yesterday.
Even though they were projecting a full screen version and the sound quality kinda sucked I forgave it, because it was awesome seeing A Christmas Story on a big screen.

Very nice!

I am making a Leg Lamp for my wife for Christmas. I will start a thread and post pictures as I go.

Tycho
12-14-2009, 08:35 PM
I watched Gettysburg.

bigbarada
12-14-2009, 09:14 PM
I watched Gettysburg.

Great movie! :thumbsup:

I just watched Spider Man 3 for the first time since it's opening weekend back in 2007. It's definitely still the worst of the three and I hope they can somehow redeem everything in #4.

Tycho
12-14-2009, 09:50 PM
Great movie! :thumbsup:

Yeah. I love the music score for that one, too. I bought the soundtrack.
Gods and Generals was made afterwards, but the music is somehow weaker in some ways - darker, too. It was strange that Stonewall Jackson wasn't given a more heroic theme, given the fact that they were attempting to treat both sides of the Civil War conflict with respect and an accurate telling of their story.


I just watched Spider Man 3 for the first time since it's opening weekend back in 2007. It's definitely still the worst of the three and I hope they can somehow redeem everything in #4.

I liked Spider-Man 3. I don't know which one is my favorite. But are they making No.4. Will Tobey McGuire (please) star in it? I hope this is not one of those films that threatens to cast Nicholas Cage?!

I'm not sure if I care if they replace Kirsten Dunst, or just have a different character as Parker's love interest all-together, but Toby is essential. I mean without him, we might worry that they'll put in George Clooney.

However, I could see Ewan McGreggor playing an older Parker. That might be interesting. I don't know if he'd do it, but ya never know.

Rocketboy
12-14-2009, 11:22 PM
I am making a Leg Lamp for my wife for Christmas. I will start a thread and post pictures as I go.They make an authentic movie replica for $150 (or so). I'm so tempted to get one someday.


But are they making No.4. Will Tobey McGuire (please) star in it? I hope this is not one of those films that threatens to cast Nicholas Cage?!

I'm not sure if I care if they replace Kirsten Dunst, or just have a different character as Parker's love interest all-together, but Toby is essential. I mean without him, we might worry that they'll put in George Clooney.Spidey 4 is definitely a go with Sam Raimi (and I'm 99% sure Tobey and 75% sure Kristen).
Tons of Rumors abound, including: John Malkovich as Vulture, Anne Hathaway as Felicia Hardy (in costume as someone other than Black Cat), NO Lizard yet again, Raimi would like Morbius...the list goes on...

Ando
12-15-2009, 11:17 AM
They make an authentic movie replica for $150 (or so). I'm so tempted to get one someday.

With parts I am at about $50-$60 I think. My wife and I are doing a homemade/craft gift component to Christmas and this is what I cam up with last week. The mannequin leg is set to arrive at my office on December 21, so I will have 2 1/2 days to work on it.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
12-15-2009, 12:24 PM
My fiance' and I watched A CHRISTMAS STORY over the weekend. The ending of that film with the Old Man coming through is still one of the touching, fantastic endings to a film, ever. Darren McGavin's childlike giggle adds a great touch to it all.

I watched:

"9"- Beautiful animation and an interesting story don't make up for a plot that is pretty goofy and no real characters we can relate to/cheer for.

In the near future, mankind has wiped itself out with its own technological creations and the only survivors seem to be a group of stitched creations. The awakening of #9 (voiced by Elijah Wood) will unleash a series of events that put the future of the world in jeopardy.

The problem is that the characters don't really make an impact and the story just doesn't flow well. When the flick ended, I just said, "eh" and forgot most of what I had just seen. Still, very awesome visuals. Rating **1/2 out of ****

and


"Whatever Works"- Larry David stars as Boris in this Woody Allen film about a cynic, eccentric man living in NY whose life changes when he takes in a runaway (Evan Rachel Wood).

I will admit that I enjoyed the film, but David's constant cynical nagging rants do get pretty tiresome after a while. And the film also does rely on coincidence quite a bit, but this does work well with Boris' negative view of the world. I thought the supporting cast was great. David does a good job playing a cynic (think his CYE character times 10) as Allen's humor suits him well.

All in all, the laughs in this movie do outweight any problems I had with it. Rating- *** out of ****

:thumbsup:

Slicker
12-15-2009, 03:58 PM
I watched Cannibal Holocaust the other day. I had read about it several times and figured "what the hell?". It was a decent little movie but I doubt I'll watch it again. If you don't like gore then I'd shy away from it as they kill live animals (a large turtle, a pig, and several other smaller animals). It had a very Faces of Death feel to it.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
12-16-2009, 09:51 AM
I watched Cannibal Holocaust the other day. I had read about it several times and figured "what the hell?". It was a decent little movie but I doubt I'll watch it again. If you don't like gore then I'd shy away from it as they kill live animals (a large turtle, a pig, and several other smaller animals). It had a very Faces of Death feel to it.

That's a movie I'd like to see, but have heard really gruesome things about it. Not that I can't stomach it, but there are some lines....

finally caught:

"Inglorious Basterds"- QT's flick is his very own propoganda/spaghetti western WWII movie and it's a blast. It has lots of humor, action, and is really suspenseful. My only gripe: I wanted to see more of the basterds themselves, but they got more screentime in the third act, which was great. I really loved this flick though! Rating- ***1/2 out of **** :thumbsup:

Jedi_Master_Guyute
12-16-2009, 01:29 PM
"Funny People"- Judd Apatow's third flick isn't as strong as his previous films, but it's still a pretty solid outing.

Adam Sandler stars as George Simmons, a comedian/movie star who finds out he's dying of a rare disease. By chance, he bumps into Ira Wright (Seth Rogen), a struggling comic and the two form a friendship. As George struggles with his disease, his path leads him back to his lost love, Laura (Leslie Mann) and the choices he's made in his life.

The film is pretty funny and I enjoyed the journey both Ira and George go through, but the third act loses some steam when things spin out of control. Also, the film is pretty long at almost 2 1/2 hours, which is pretty exhausting at times; some editing was definitely needed. Overall though, I enjoyed it. Rating- *** out of ****
:thumbsup:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-16-2009, 03:54 PM
I just watched The Star Wars Holiday Special for the third year in a row. It's so damn bad it circles back around to being awesome. Now I want an action figure pack with Ackmena, Bom Vimdin, Arleil Schous, and Banniss Keeg, but alas, it's not to be. :cry:

Old Fossil
12-16-2009, 04:07 PM
"Inglourious Basterds." Two out of 5 stars. Would've been worse if not for the actor playing Colonel Landa. A colossal bore overall, more of Quentin showing off again, which is getting very old. Even my usual copious amount of willingness to suspend disbelief couldn't save this one for me.

Rocketboy
12-16-2009, 11:41 PM
"Inglourious Basterds." Two out of 5 stars. Would've been worse if not for the actor playing Colonel Landa. A colossal bore overall, more of Quentin showing off again, which is getting very old. Even my usual copious amount of willingness to suspend disbelief couldn't save this one for me.First bad review I've heard.
I for one, absolutely loved the movie. I thought it was easily Tarantino's best film to date.

Tycho
12-19-2009, 05:13 AM
I watched Dances With Wolves.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-20-2009, 12:27 AM
I saw Yojimbo tonight. It was pretty good, but it seemed to drag a bit in the middle, not unlike its remake, Fistful of Dollars.

bigbarada
12-20-2009, 11:38 AM
First bad review I've heard.
I for one, absolutely loved the movie. I thought it was easily Tarantino's best film to date.

I saw Inglourious Basterds on Friday night and I have to say that I agree with Rocketboy. My favorite Tarantino film to date.

Although I wish they had done something different with Hitler at the end. I'm not sure if any of this was based on true accounts, but the end totally turned it into a work of fiction.

My favorite part was when the British officer blew his cover by displaying the English hand-sign for 3 and not the German 3. I've heard stories about stuff like that. One way that Germans used to reveal American spies would be to feed them a steak dinner. If they cut the meat, set the knife down and then placed their fork in the "knife hand" before eating the piece of meat, then the Germans would know that they were Americans. Germans didn't switch "fork hands" in between cutting and eating pieces of meat.

Tycho
12-20-2009, 01:36 PM
I don't change hands either. I hold my knife in my left and my fork in my right. I'm right handed, too.

I am of Austrian-German descent though, but American by many, many generations.

Anyway, I watched Geronimo the other night.

Tycho
12-22-2009, 10:42 PM
I watched Sommersby.

Old Fossil
12-22-2009, 10:47 PM
"Extract." Very funny, though it's no "Office Space."

Tycho
12-23-2009, 04:37 PM
I watched 3:10 To Yuma.

bigbarada
12-23-2009, 07:30 PM
I watched both District 9 and Terminator: Salvation today. Both really good movies.

District 9 is the most original and possibly the most realistic "alien encounter" movie that I have ever seen. One of those movies that is almost impossible to predict what's going to happen next. I'm definitely looking forward to a sequel.

Terminator: Salvation is probably my favorite Terminator film since the first one. What I liked best about it is that it's really a better sequel to the 1984 film than T2 was. Even to the point that you can completely ignore T2 and T3 and this movie still fits perfectly in the storyline.

Tycho
12-24-2009, 04:44 AM
BigBarada:

I'm glad to hear that District 9 is good. I'm planning to watch that. I never saw it before.

I was disappointed in Terminator Salvation when I saw it in the theaters - twice - because it was more about Marcus than John and Kyle. Now that I'm used to it, I'm really liking this movie.

I just watched Young Guns.

JetsAndHeels
12-24-2009, 10:29 PM
Something Something Something Dark Side
District 9
Inglorious Bastards

sith_killer_99
12-24-2009, 10:32 PM
Something Something Something Dark Side
District 9
Inglorious Bastards

All three worth watching!:thumbsup:

Inglorious Basterds was excellent!:yes:

JetsAndHeels
12-24-2009, 10:36 PM
Inglorious Basterds was excellent!:yes:

Besides Jackie Brown, I don't recall any Quentin Tarantino film I did not enjoy.

bigbarada
12-25-2009, 12:05 AM
BigBarada:

I'm glad to hear that District 9 is good. I'm planning to watch that. I never saw it before.

I was disappointed in Terminator Salvation when I saw it in the theaters - twice - because it was more about Marcus than John and Kyle. Now that I'm used to it, I'm really liking this movie.

I just watched Young Guns.

I really liked the Marcus character, so I didn't mind that so much of the movie was focused around him.

Was Kyle Reese played by the same kid who played Chekov in the new Star Trek?

I'm probably going to buy District 9 with my Christmas money. :cool:

sith_killer_99
12-25-2009, 01:04 AM
I really liked the Marcus character, so I didn't mind that so much of the movie was focused around him.

Was Kyle Reese played by the same kid who played Chekov in the new Star Trek?

I'm probably going to buy District 9 with my Christmas money. :cool:

I agree, and yes, Anton Yelchin played both characters. He is also scheduled to reprise his role for the new Star Trek film.

Tycho
12-25-2009, 01:55 AM
I agree, and yes, Anton Yelchin played both characters. He is also scheduled to reprise his role for the new Star Trek film.

In the next movie, Captain Kirk orders the Enterprise to exceed Warp 7 and Scotty calls up to the bridge "Cap'n, I kanna make her go any fasser!"

Suddenly Chekov leaps out of his chair (next to Sulu who's busy smoking marajuana), and leads the Human Resistance against Kirk, sure he's been taken over by NOMAD or V'GER.

What IF Yelcin gets his movies mixed up?

Meanwhile, Yelchin could begin to follow Christian Bale's footsteps in becoming the big time star of the next decade:

Christian Bale:


Batman
John Conner


Anton Yelchin:


Pavell Chekov
Kyle Reese


Previous Decade - Harrison Ford:


Han Solo
Indiana Jones
Jack Ryan


This doesn't include several of these actors lesser known roles like Dekker from Blade Runner, for Harrison Ford. Or Bale's great performance in 3:10 to Yuma, or American Psycho.

Blue2th
12-25-2009, 03:45 PM
Anton Yelchin did a good Russian accent in Star Trek. I thought it was funny when he tried to log in on the Enterprise computer.

He was a good pick for Chekov. Being born in St. Petersburg Russia helps if you're going to pick a Russian.

I'd seen Star Trek thrice. Two times in the theatre, and rented it recently so I could slow down some of the space scenes and get a good long look at the Enterprise, Kelvin and the other ships.

Rented Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Crixmix eve. Meh... but there was nothing else on the Red Box I hadn't seen. :neutral:

JimJamBonds
12-25-2009, 05:51 PM
A Christmas Story... big shock! ;)

Tycho
12-26-2009, 12:11 AM
I watched Young Guns II.

preacher
12-26-2009, 12:51 AM
I watched both District 9 and Terminator: Salvation today. Both really good movies.

District 9 is the most original and possibly the most realistic "alien encounter" movie that I have ever seen. One of those movies that is almost impossible to predict what's going to happen next. I'm definitely looking forward to a sequel.

Terminator: Salvation is probably my favorite Terminator film since the first one. What I liked best about it is that it's really a better sequel to the 1984 film than T2 was. Even to the point that you can completely ignore T2 and T3 and this movie still fits perfectly in the storyline.

Here here. I really like how Reese's monologue from T1 is explained visually this go around. If anything this is one of those rare occurances where I think the film could have benefited from being maybe 15 minutes longer. I really wanted to see more growth in the terminator character. The harvester droids were very cool. And there is one terminator that makes Transformers Devastator look like a complete wuss.

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What I've been watching is the blu ray edition of the Clone Wars Season 1. Oh my god the visuals are absolutely gorgeous. In other threads I have in the past come out strongly against this retcon of Anakins journey, but man when I can see all the intricate carvings on Plo Koons breathing apparatus, and actually see the wood grain of the characters, and the sound (holy cow!) - very cool set.

sith_killer_99
12-26-2009, 01:54 AM
What I've been watching is the blu ray edition of the Clone Wars Season 1. Oh my god the visuals are absolutely gorgeous. In other threads I have in the past come out strongly against this retcon of Anakins journey, but man when I can see all the intricate carvings on Plo Koons breathing apparatus, and actually see the wood grain of the characters, and the sound (holy cow!) - very cool set.

That's good to hear, seeing as how I bought the set for my daughter and will likely watch it myself.

Tycho
12-26-2009, 07:59 AM
Here here. I really like how Reese's monologue from T1 is explained visually this go around. If anything this is one of those rare occurances where I think the film could have benefited from being maybe 15 minutes longer. I really wanted to see more growth in the terminator character.

The Terminator character was actually Marcus Wright. I think you got that, but like in Terminator 2, he was disguised pretty well for a good part of the movie.

In Terminator 2, we all were assuming Arnold was playing "the bad guy" even after the T-1000 first made his appearance as a cop and was so completely disguised, he was even friendly: "Thank you for your cooperation."

In Terminator 4, the previews gave it away that Marcus would be a good guy (but with a chance of betrayal), however, I didn't expect him to be the Terminator the story would focus on. It took me a while to accept that.

Anyway, I thought Marcus' character was very well-developed - perhaps moreso than either of Arnold's previous characters, since Marcus had a human personality with real wants versus Arnold in T3: "Desire is irrelevant!"

Anyway, I watched Unforgiven.

Tycho
12-27-2009, 03:01 AM
I watched Wyatt Earp.

Blue2th
12-27-2009, 11:04 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed Inglorious Basterds (that's how the movie spells it) last night. I'm really surprised how much other people hated it on some other forums. Like too much dialogue and not enough action.
That's what Tarantino does in most of his movies though. It was as good as if not better than other films he's done.

sith_killer_99
12-27-2009, 11:18 AM
I enjoyed the new Tarantino flick.

I watched the X-Mex movies the other day and have been watching Season 2 of TSCC. I will probably cry when it's over as I fully realize that this awesome show will not be back for another season.:cry:

Jedi_Master_Guyute
12-27-2009, 11:55 AM
"Sherlock Holmes"- I'm sure purist fans of Holmes will have plenty to complain about, but this is a very exciting and fun flick. Law and Downey Jr have a great repoire with one another and McAdams is a fun addition to the flick. My main gripe with the movie is that it gets a bit slow towards the end and drags slightly, but overall, it's a great rebirth of the famous detective. Rating- *** out of **** :thumbsup:

sith_killer_99
12-27-2009, 07:17 PM
Well, I just finished watching Terminator: TSCC season 2. I was correct, the ending left me wanting more. I was sad, frustrated, and REALLY REALLY REALLY angry.

I hate FOX for letting this one die on the vine! They choose "Dollhouse" over TSCC and now Dollhouse has tanked and will not be back, serves them right for picking the wrong show!!!

UKWildcat
12-27-2009, 08:18 PM
I watched Transformers 2 the other day, for the first time, and did not care for it. Shame I can't get that 2.5 hours back.

I also watched Up, and thought it was a fantastic movie. :thumbsup:

Tycho
12-27-2009, 08:28 PM
I am a HUGE Terminator fan and loved The Sarah Connor Chronicles!

I have both seasons on DVD myself.

I guess the show ended somewhat setting some things up that fit in the movie timeline, too. But there's a gap:


1) Skynet sends the T-800 back in time starting a time paradox loop I guess.
2) A John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time.
3) In 1984 Kyle leaves Sarah Connor pregnant with a son she names John.
4) Skynet sends the T-1000 back in time to 1997.
5) The Resistance sends a T-800 back in time to 1997.
6) Sarah Connor dies from cancer in 1999
6) Skynet sends a TX back in time to 2003
7) The Reseistance sends a T-800 back in time to 2003
8) The actual Judgement Day happens in 2003, John Connor is 19
9) The Resistance sends Cameron back in time to 1997, when John is 13
10) Cameron jumps John AND Sarah to 2007, Skynet has not gone online yet.
11) Terminators from Skynet, and a mysterious John Henry supercomputer compete
12) A T-1000 seems to ally herself with John Connor and bring him into the future from 2009 to 2029 (I think) No one's heard of Connor there. He's 16 when he should be 36.
13) There's a timeline gap???*
14) In 2018, when John should be 25 according to the last jump from TSCC, he meets up with Kyle Reese who seems to be 18. John seems to be 34 though.

The 10 year gap works with Cameron's jump-over from 1997 to 2007.

However, John should have been 25 and his father 18, instead of John being 34.

THE WAY TO RESOLVE THIS IS FOR JOHN TO RETURN BACK IN TIME to 1984 or around then (yes - when the first Terminator movie took place), but John will be 16 (coming from the future, where he's supposed to be 20 years older there), and he'll witness the events of the first Terminator movie, with Kyle saving his mother, and then perhaps surviving Judgement Day and winding up sending Kyle back in time from when they meet in Terminator Salvation in 2018.

In other words, some upcoming movie (Terminator 6?) must ret-con the very first Terminator movie. Or multiple steps could be taken to re-invent the timeline with another TV series, too.

OC47150
12-27-2009, 08:29 PM
Watched the standard Christmas movies: A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, White Christmas.

Also watched the Wild Geese. Great 70s action flick.

Tycho
12-28-2009, 03:45 PM
I just watched Tombstone.

Slicker
12-28-2009, 05:13 PM
I love Tombstone! Val Kilmer's part is just money. "You're a daisy if you do" is one of my favorite movie lines.

I watched Avatar again. It's playing on base therefore it's only $3 to watch. Still a decent movie. To quote the late great Stilladik it's a good "popcorn movie".

Tycho
12-28-2009, 09:05 PM
I love Tombstone! Val Kilmer's part is just money. "You're a daisy if you do" is one of my favorite movie lines.

I love Tombstone myself, but I have no idea what Doc Holliday's line means.
Do you?

Still, Val Kilmer stole this movie and every scene with him is always fun to watch. That was Michael Bien (Terminator's Kyle Reese) as most-feared gunslinger Johnny Ringo!


I watched Avatar again. It's playing on base therefore it's only $3 to watch. Still a decent movie. To quote the late great Stilladik it's a good "popcorn movie".

I thought Avatar was deeper than any popcorn flick. An awesome movie yes, but also something that pointed to the forced eviction of Native Americans and their "Trail of Tears," as well as an insight into how man impacts the environment in a connected ecosystem that we don't fully understand yet.

The movie also illustrates how a guy can develop a fetish for blue chicks in thongs with tails and Hello Kitty ears! :thumbsup: (and did I mention great flexibility?)

OC47150
12-28-2009, 10:33 PM
I love Tombstone! Val Kilmer's part is just money. "You're a daisy if you do" is one of my favorite movie lines.

"I'm your huckleberry" is my favorite line. Kilmer should've been nominated for awards for that role.

A few more Christmas movies: Jingle All the Way and Christmas with the Kranks.

* Outpost, starring the guy from Punisher: War Zone. Mercenaries in eastern Europe come across a WWII bunker and disturb an old German science experiment.

* Play Dirty, with Michael Caine. A WWII adventure loosely based on the Long Range Desert Group, which operated in North Africa. I'd been wanting to see this one for a while and finally broke down and ordered it. Not too bad.

* Tae Guk Gi: the Brotherhood of War. A Korean-made drama about two brothers serving in the Korean War. This was one of those movies I passed over several times at the video store before I rented it, and then asked myself why I passed it up. Excellent movie.

* Alien vs. Predator 2: Requiem. One of my go-to movies.

Rocketboy
12-28-2009, 11:37 PM
Finally got around to watching Terminator Salvation: Director's Cut on DVD last night.
Still a pretty good flick. The only difference I noticed was Moon Bloodgood's awesome sideboob.

Tycho
12-29-2009, 12:42 AM
Finally got around to watching Terminator Salvation: Director's Cut on DVD last night.
Still a pretty good flick. The only difference I noticed was Moon Bloodgood's awesome sideboob.

:thumbsup:


Kilmer should've been nominated for awards for that role.

He was and I think he won, too.

Tycho
12-29-2009, 03:25 AM
I'm watching The Aventures of Young Indiana Jones Volume 1.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-29-2009, 11:41 AM
In a night of lethargy, I flipped back and forth between MNF (Min vs. Chi.) and a Matt Dillon flick from 1989, Drugstore Cowboy. Heather Graham was in it. Nothing else worth mentioning about it.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-29-2009, 10:16 PM
At the risk of sounding queer, my family and I watched 17 Again the other day. It was a pretty by-the-numbers movie, except for Thomas Lennon (Dangle from Reno 911), who was hysterical as a rich geek. There were quite a few funny Star Wars references, along with some other funny stuff.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-29-2009, 11:10 PM
Caught Sherlock Holmes in theater. I liked it; predictable in a good way. Funny at times, shocking at others, good action. Really liked the explain-it-before [or after]-it-happens sped-up sequences, as well as the credits in old-time movie reels style.

Not sure, but I think the first word in the opening sacrifice-the-woman scene when the head guy's chanting was "gandalf."

Rocketboy
12-30-2009, 12:29 AM
I wasted 90 minutes watching the most overrated film of 2009, Paranormal Activity.

Darth Metalmute
12-30-2009, 09:35 AM
I finally finished watching the Oceans Eleven movies with Oceans Thirteen last night. It took forever to watch because we didn't like Oceans Twelve.
Thirteen was good, back to the fun of Eleven.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
12-30-2009, 10:48 AM
I finally finished watching the Oceans Eleven movies with Oceans Thirteen last night. It took forever to watch because we didn't like Oceans Twelve.
Thirteen was good, back to the fun of Eleven.

I was so damn irritated at Twelve. Their "trick" made about 89% of the movie pointless and the whole thing with a particular celebrity made things awful.

13 I thought was also fantastic. Very much back to the fun, disguises, and enjoyable silliness of 11! :thumbsup:

sonofsokol
12-30-2009, 10:52 AM
So I never watched Oceans 12 because I heard it wasn't very good. Do you need to watch 12 before watching 13 or could I skip 12 all together and move on to 13. I never watched it either since I didn't see 12. Thanks.

Darth Metalmute
12-30-2009, 11:08 AM
I was so damn irritated at Twelve. Their "trick" made about 89% of the movie pointless and the whole thing with a particular celebrity made things awful.

13 I thought was also fantastic. Very much back to the fun, disguises, and enjoyable silliness of 11! :thumbsup:

And it took forever to get started. The celebrity scene was unwatchable. At least the ending was decent.


So I never watched Oceans 12 because I heard it wasn't very good. Do you need to watch 12 before watching 13 or could I skip 12 all together and move on to 13. I never watched it either since I didn't see 12. Thanks.

Without spoiling it, you really don't need to see twelve to enjoy thirteen. There will be one relationship that you won't understand and one character you will not know (both explained/introduced in 12), but it's of minor importance to the overall movie.