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Tycho
06-14-2010, 04:17 PM
I am way into The A-Team!

I'm now watching Season 4 from my DVD collection.

This show was brilliantly done and eventually a lot of other popular actors from other acclaimed series and even movies and music notaries wanted to make guest appearances on the show.

I'm also going to go and see the movie again.

You could almost make the movie fit the timeline of the show as well.

In Season 5, The A-Team is cleared of their Vietnam War crime charges I believe, and they become covert government operatives.

They might have been ordered to stand down after working for Stockwell and ordered not to associate with one-another.

Then in the movie, years later, they inadvertently re-unite, as Hannibal and Face ignore orders and are obviously bounty hunters, and then B.A. runs into them in Mexico and they are only pretending to have just met each other when they go back into action against the Mexican drug cartel. Then when they need "the best pilot," who else are they referred to but Murdock?

When the alpha team is back in action together, the CIA co-opts them and puts them into action again in Iraq, and they're set-up all over again - by another Lynch. (The original Colonel Lynch from the TV show was actually in command of the military stockade that Hannibal busted out of, embarassing him and erasing the chances of him ever being promoted to General, thus the grudge. Decker and Briggs had similar stories, but Decker had been a particularly harsh commander (and butcher?) in Vietnam and was the most dangerous.)

Anyway Foo, I love The A-Team.

I just watched a 4th season episode where The Team goes to Chicago to stay with B.A.'s mom to organize the tenants of her apartment building to resist a street gang who has moved in to devaluate the property so the owner would sell-out to a big time real estate developer.

This is one of the few times we meet the Team's family.

I think we saw Hannibal's mother when the team went to a nursing home facility and the older ladies' sewing class helped the team get together costumes or something or another they needed made for a case they had taken.

B.A.'s mom was introduced in 4th season.

Face was an orphan, but we met the Catholic priest who raised him on several occasions and I think the Team worked a charity case for the orphanage and their football program of which Face got B.A. involved coaching the defense on. (Face was the offensive co-ordinator).

Murdock's family wasn't ever seen really, but he had various mental health doctors over the seasons, most of whom he turned crazy. He also got a girlfriend, that veterinarian that saved him when bounty hunters went after the reward for the A-Team. She visits him at the mental institution but knows he's not actually crazy. Hannibal is the only member of the Team who is also sure of that.

In the movie, I love that the endgame plan was actually Faceman's for a different twist. That was a pretty elaborate ruse with the container crates shifting, really well-done!

The A-Team is awesome.

JimJamBonds
06-15-2010, 09:28 AM
Back to the Future, Back to the Future II and Back to the Future III last night (dvr'd them over the weekend when they were on ABC Family).

Ando
06-15-2010, 12:33 PM
I am way into The A-Team!

... I just watched a 4th season episode where The Team goes to Chicago to stay with B.A.'s mom to organize the tenants of her apartment building to resist a street gang who has moved in to devaluate the property so the owner would sell-out to a big time real estate developer...
The A-Team is awesome.

I just saw that episode myself last week! Della Reese as Mrs. Baracus was GREAT! The guy who plays the super/head thug also played a bandit in another episode that guest starred Markie Post as a nun in South America. She used to be Face's college sweetheart and then ran off to be a nun.

Centric is a new cable channel (I think it's part of BET) and they have been running 2 episodes a day after a 2 day MARATHON over Memorial Day weekend.

I have been thoroughly enjoying catching up on old times and seeing guest stars when they were younger. So far there have been 3 actors that have all been on 24; Gregory Itzin, Ray Wise (the developer from the episode mentioned above), and Xander Berkeley.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-16-2010, 02:48 PM
Last night I saw Alfred Hitchcock's Rope. It was notable as each shot was about ten minutes long, and often edited together to appear much longer. I thought it was great. The behind-the-scenes stuff on the DVD showed that the color camera was absolutely massive, so it must have been a real pain to try and move it all around.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-18-2010, 01:11 AM
Over the last two days, I watched Toy Story and Toy Story 2, which I hadn't seen in several years. I was a huge fan of the first when it came out - my mind was blown when I found out they made actual-scale Woody and Buzz toys. The animation on the first one looks a bit dated in places, but I would honestly consider it to be an overall perfect film when you consider the characters, story, and everything. The sequel is also great, but it takes a little while to get going and doesn't have quite the punch the first one does; I'm not sure how much of that has to do with how I didn't rewatch is as much as I did the first in my younger days. I'll be seeing Toy Story 3 this weekend so hopefully it'll also be great.

JimJamBonds
06-18-2010, 04:11 PM
Air Force One, I'd never watched the entire movie but I had seen bits and pieces of it. All in all it was pretty good, then again you can't go wrong with Han being the president! The fx at the end when the plane crashes was rather dated, but otherwise I thought it was great.

Rocketboy
06-18-2010, 08:04 PM
Air Force One, I'd never watched the entire movie but I had seen bits and pieces of it. All in all it was pretty good, then again you can't go wrong with Han being the president! The fx at the end when the plane crashes was rather dated, but otherwise I thought it was great.GET OFF MY PLANE!

Love that movie. Parts of it are pretty absurd, but it's so much fun.

JimJamBonds
06-19-2010, 10:40 AM
GET OFF MY PLANE!

Love that movie. Parts of it are pretty absurd, but it's so much fun.

I didn't remember/know that Sam from Quantum Leap was in it... and a bit of a d^ick as well!

Blue2th
06-19-2010, 01:06 PM
Recently I rented The Road Starring Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Charleze Theron, Guy Pearce.
Same director as No Country for Old Men I do believe.

This was about the most depressing and thought provoking film I have seen in a long time. A post apocalyptic story about the struggle of a father trying to protect the only thing he has left in this world, his son after the world is ruined (doesn't say how) and find food after there is none left. You can imagine what other survivors are eating. :eek: and how he is trying to avoid them.

Scary thing is that this worst case scenario could conceivably happen.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-19-2010, 08:50 PM
Today I saw Toy Story 3 and it definitely lived up to the first two, surpassing at least the second one and maybe even the original. There were several very emotional moments, but a ton of fun as well. I noticed several small details and Easter eggs, and I'm sure I missed several (though I did see RooJay's name in the credits again). There were a lot of fun callbacks to the first two films, particularly in the opening scene. It was interesting to see how they had more time with human characters in this one, compared to the first two - the animation has just gotten so much better. I don't want to spoil anything but, if you liked the others (and you should), then you'll love this one.

El Chuxter
06-19-2010, 10:01 PM
Did the Totoro make the final cut? I just about carped my pants when I saw him in one of the trailers.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-20-2010, 01:01 AM
Did the Totoro make the final cut? I just about carped my pants when I saw him in one of the trailers.
Yup, it's in there throughout several scenes, though it doesn't speak or do a whole lot of anything.

figrin bran
06-20-2010, 01:24 PM
I saw Toy Story 3 Friday night and enjoyed it a lot! A solid "A"!

I didn't get to see Roojay in the credits because I really had to use the restroom. I'll see it again, definitely.

Slicker
06-20-2010, 09:41 PM
Went and saw Toy Story 3 in 3D (my first 3D movie). I must say that it was utterly amazing. Pixar has done it once again. Definitely a classic movie and there were a few parts where I was literally crying laughing (all that I'm going to say is "monkey").

The 3D portion was quite well. The previews and whatnot just seem reminiscent of the 1950's movies with the original 3D. They would just have shots that came at the camera for no reason and the announcer with his "now in 3D!!". I definitely liked it though but I thought it was more a depth and layering than real 3D. Nothing really popped out at me.

OC47150
06-20-2010, 09:56 PM
Raid on the Iron Coast with Lloyd Bridges. A fictionalized account of the real St. Nazaire commando raid in 1942. I'd been wanting to see this movie for some time. Glad I didn't buy it.

Operation Thunderbolt. An account of the Israeli commando Entebbe raid in 1977. Interesting movie in the fact that footage of the Israeli gov't was filmed and used in the film.

License to Drive. The two Coreys! Hey, it was Friday night and it'd been years since I'd seen this one.

JimJamBonds
06-20-2010, 11:45 PM
Raid on the Iron Coast with Lloyd Bridges. A fictionalized account of the real St. Nazaire commando raid in 1942. I'd been wanting to see this movie for some time. Glad I didn't buy it.

I just did a quick search on the St. Nazaire raid and WOW! To go old school and (basically) use a fire ship! I'll need to track down some info on this raid!

Rocketboy
06-21-2010, 01:36 AM
Just finished Minority Report, which I haven't seen since it was in theaters.
Good flick, but wow, I did not remember a lot of that movie.

And there is a fight scene in a car factory that gets a little to similar too the Geonosis Droid Factory from AOTC. I know Spielberg and Lucas are friends, so I can help but wonder if there's a connection there.


(BTW, my spell check identified "Spielberg." Weird.)

ChukhaTrok76
06-21-2010, 01:47 AM
Watching Futurama on Comedy Central now, gearing up for the new episodes on Thursday!

OC47150
06-21-2010, 08:25 PM
I just did a quick search on the St. Nazaire raid and WOW! To go old school and (basically) use a fire ship! I'll need to track down some info on this raid!

I have one book on the raid. It's called the Greatest Raid of All.

I have another old book on WWII commandos, and there's a chapter on the St. Nazaire raid. There are before and immediately after pictures of when the ship exploded.

Tycho
06-24-2010, 02:04 PM
I'm just finishing Season 4 of The A-Team and starting Season 5.

The Team has gradually transitioned into doing work for the CIA and being unofficial assets of the United States military since they are listed as criminals and the US Government can deny accountability when enlisting them.

The Team has now been used for assistance in abetting Russian defections and clandestine operations against the KGB, help with taking down drug and gambling kingpins of organized crime, and in settling oil mining claims (when M-16s are required).

They went from being a special ops unit to being survivors in the Los Angeles underground, and then on to being international operatives. They eventually become unofficially reinstated as US Special Forces.

Pretty cool.

Blue2th
06-24-2010, 11:00 PM
Rented The Red Baron WWI story focusing on Baron Von Richthoven. I liked it. Lots of cool Fockers in it, biplanes that is.

Lena Headey (Sara Connor Chronicles) stars as a nurse. Even with her little snaggle tooth she's a cutie.

JimJamBonds
06-24-2010, 11:16 PM
The Longest Yard (the Sandler remake versioin), it was ok. Far from his best or worst work.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-24-2010, 11:27 PM
Last night I saw Big Fan, starring Patton Oswalt as an obsessed New York Giants fan. It was quite interesting and well-done.

Tycho
06-25-2010, 06:34 PM
The A-Team just held an international football game in the former East Germany as a cover so they could act on behalf of the CIA and help German scientists defect from the Soviet Block, as well as evacuate their families.

Rocketboy
06-27-2010, 12:02 AM
Yesterday I saw Toy Story 3. Excellent, but not as good as I'd read (and the 3D was pretty unnoticeable and pointless).

Last night I watched Sunset Boulevard (1950). It came up in a recent movie podcast and Walmart had it for $4, so I gave it a whirl. Good flick that has held up rather well. There are a few very famous movie quotes that came from it ("I am big - it's the PICTURES that got small!" and "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.").

Tonight I just finished up Children of Men. Haven't seen it in a while. Good movie with some great scenes. Without spoiling anything, the opening scene, the car scene, and the city under siege scene are all fantastic long, continuous (for the most part) shots.

Tycho
06-27-2010, 01:41 AM
I just finished watching The A-Team Season 5.

It is the best season of the show ever. I love their missions for the CIA!

There is one episode just like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - only done better, with Murdock in the lead role. It has elements of Temple of Doom in it as well. The Team is in fact in pursuit of the Crystal Skull only then-Presdent Reagan wants to turn it over to the King of Morrocco for staging rights for American troops to contain Libya. Apparently, Ghafaffi had obtained the Crystal Skull and it was stolen from him by Australian fortune-hunters and Murdock goes after them.

In another episode, Murdock assumes the like-personality of James Bond to stop an assassin, only he's CIA and not M16. Other than that it's a very good homage to James Bond and Casino Royale, with the addition of Face struggling to cope with Murdock now getting all the girls.

Dwight Schultz really shined in Season 5 of The A-Team. No longer "exactly" insane, he assumes the greatest acting roles on the show this season.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-27-2010, 06:36 PM
A few days ago I saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It was fun and well done, but I'd heard so much about it that maybe it didn't quite live up to the hype. Thoroughly enjoyable, though.

Today I saw Magnum Force, the second Dirty Harry movie. It was awesome - right up there with the first, in my opinion.

OC47150
06-27-2010, 08:54 PM
Planet of the Apes (1968). On the big screen!!!! One of the local theatres does a midnight movie series in the summer and the Apes was Saturday night's feature. It was a good 35 mm print. And when Heston muttered the classic 'damn dirty ape' line, the fans cheered!

The Big Red One Reconstructed. A friend and I were talking about this movie last weekend, and I just had to pop it in and watch it again. This is the director's cut of Sam Fuller's masterpiece, which adds about 40 minutes worth of footage. It's like a totally different movie.

The Steel Helmet and A Hill in Korea. TCM showed some Korean War movies to mark the 60th anniversary of the war. The Steel Helmet is another Fuller flick. A Hill in Korea is a British movie which had very young Michael Caine and Robert Shaw in the ranks. Both were enjoyable.

Tycho
06-27-2010, 09:27 PM
I watched Red Heat with Arnold Schwarzeneggar playing a Russian cop tracking down a murderous drug dealer from the Soviet Union to the streets of Chicago.

TeeEye7
06-27-2010, 10:25 PM
I just finished watching The A-Team Season 5.


I just love the photo you posted. Hollywood's usual lack of knowledge of gun safety prominently displayed for all to see. Makes me shudder!

Hollywood: we're anti-gun, clueless about safety, and proud to show our ignorance! *SHEESH!*

DarthQuack
06-27-2010, 11:43 PM
I just watched the trailer for Little Fockers.....but didn't see a clip of Dustin Hoffman at all....I hope he's in it!

Rocketboy
06-28-2010, 03:10 AM
I just watched the trailer for Little Fockers.....but didn't see a clip of Dustin Hoffman at all....I hope he's in it!Someone's gonna be disappointed...

Tycho
06-28-2010, 02:43 PM
Is Little Fockers about the WWI German fighter planes? ;)

Then I won't be disappointed.

Dustin Hoffman is my cousin - seriously. Though I've had no contact with him. I knew his parents. They are my Grandpa's cousins.

I just watched The Hunt For Red October. It is one of the Top 3 all-time best submarine movies (with U-571 and Crimson Tide) and one of the best Tom Clancy book-based-movies.

Rocketboy
06-28-2010, 10:29 PM
Is Little Fockers about the WWI German fighter planes? ;)Actually, Little Fockers is dwarf porn.


Oh wait..."Fockers." With an "O."
Nevermind.

Blue2th
06-29-2010, 01:54 AM
Focke Wulf is the sequel.

Tycho
06-29-2010, 04:29 AM
I watched Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

Vesper Lyn
Camille
Strawberry Fields

And James Bond had a bad itch.

I also started to wonder if "M" is actually his biological mother and even Bond doesn't know that.

He gets away with murder - quite literally.

Anyway, I like the Daniel Craig movies. I just bought absolutely ALL of the Bond films and later I can tell you which I liked best. But Daniel Craig is great in the role though I may have a preference for the Rodger Moore movies.

There's 2 references to AOTC in Quantum of Solace, btw: Caserta Palace balcony (site of Anakin and Padme's first kiss by the lake on Naboo) and the music used when Anakin bids Padme farewell on Tatooine right before he takes off on Owen's speederbike to search for his mother.

Phantom-like Menace
06-29-2010, 06:05 AM
A few days ago I saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It was fun and well done, but I'd heard so much about it that maybe it didn't quite live up to the hype. Thoroughly enjoyable, though.

And that ending! How are we ever supposed to know whether or not they beat the Bolivian Army?;)

Tycho
06-30-2010, 10:52 PM
I watched Dr. No.

This is the first James Bond movie and Sean Connery is the first to play the role.

Along with Honey Ryder :lipsrsealed: :love:

The Chinese attempt to thrawrt the American space program with help from Dr. No and S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-30-2010, 11:47 PM
I just saw Steven Spielberg's 2005 War of the Worlds. It was great! There was a lot of fantastic suspense and creepiness throughout. It's a shame Tom Cruise was actin' all nutty when this was being released, as I feel that undercut this film a little bit - but he did a great performance in it. Several of the designers and effects people worked on Star Wars as well, so it was really good in that regard as well.

Rocketboy
07-01-2010, 12:21 AM
I just saw Steven Spielberg's 2005 War of the Worlds. It was great! There was a lot of fantastic suspense and creepiness throughout. It's a shame Tom Cruise was actin' all nutty when this was being released, as I feel that undercut this film a little bit - but he did a great performance in it. Several of the designers and effects people worked on Star Wars as well, so it was really good in that regard as well.Been meaning to rewatch this lately.
I remember liking it but being annoyed by the overly Spielbergian subplot with the son.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-01-2010, 02:14 AM
Been meaning to rewatch this lately.
I remember liking it but being annoyed by the overly Spielbergian subplot with the son.
Yeah, I think it would have been more realistic if he had died. Also, the ending seemed kind of rushed compared to the pacing of the rest of the film. Overall, though, highly enjoyable.

TeeEye7
07-01-2010, 04:08 AM
Along with Honey Ryder :lipsrsealed: :love:


Rent (or buy) The Blue Max and get your Ursula Andress and George Peppard fix all in one!

Tycho
07-01-2010, 05:42 AM
I added The Blue Max to my WWI DVD collection a long time ago based on your recommendation - and it was a good call TeeEye7.

Tonight I watched Apollo 13.

Excellent movie about the early days of America's manned space program.

Tom Hanks, Gary Sinese, Bill Pullman, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris and based on the true story. It's actually very inspiring.

OC47150
07-01-2010, 08:02 PM
I watched Dr. No.

This is the first James Bond movie and Sean Connery is the first to play the role.

Along with Honey Ryder :lipsrsealed: :love:

The Chinese attempt to thrawrt the American space program with help from Dr. No and S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

From Russia with Love is my fave, followed by You Only Live Twice.

Tycho
07-01-2010, 08:15 PM
I just watched From Russia With Love and I've always really liked that one, too.

It's possibly the best Sean Connery as James Bond film. I'll let you know.

The murder and intrigue on the transcontinental train ride and the speedboat chase and battle with the mini-chopper are all unforgettable great Bond moments.

OC47150
07-01-2010, 08:29 PM
I just watched From Russia With Love and I've always really liked that one, too.

It's possibly the best Sean Connery as James Bond film. I'll let you know.

The murder and intrigue on the transcontinental train ride and the speedboat chase and battle with the mini-chopper are all unforgettable great Bond moments.

And it sticks pretty close to the novel, too. The book is one of my favorites, too. Read it at least four times.

DarthQuack
07-01-2010, 09:55 PM
Back on the Cheers wagon since I recently completed the series. On season 2 right now. :)

JimJamBonds
07-02-2010, 03:55 PM
Last night I took down I Love You Man.

ChukhaTrok76
07-02-2010, 05:01 PM
Saw "The Last Airbender" last night. It was a TRAVESTY to the animated series and movies in general. All the reviews are correct in their panning of it. If anything, they're not as scathing as they should be towards M. Night Shamalyn and this poor, poor excuse of a film. Do not, repeat, DO NOT waste your money on this piece of crap! And warn others. :(

El Chuxter
07-02-2010, 06:06 PM
Not even for Aasif Mandvi?

JimJamBonds
07-02-2010, 11:14 PM
I just finished watching Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle about a half hour ago. It has its decent moments fer sure.

Tycho
07-03-2010, 12:33 AM
Sulu and Kirk Get On Which Chick? :D

Bel-Cam Jos
07-03-2010, 10:48 AM
Not even for Aasif Mandvi?I wonder if TDSWJS would ever branch out, a la SNL, and do movies with mainly its correspondants as cast? I can see the marquee now: Mandvi, Bee, Jones, Oliver, Wilmore, Hodgman, Riggle in The Exponents. With camoes by Colbert, Carrell, Rocca, and Littleford. It'll make a mint; I mean Coneheads big!

JimJamBonds
07-03-2010, 02:50 PM
In 'honor' of the 4th of July: Team America: World Police.

El Chuxter
07-03-2010, 02:51 PM
I watched your mama jell-o wrestling with Lindsay Lohan.

Who won? I did, my friend. I did.

DarthQuack
07-03-2010, 08:33 PM
In 'honor' of the 4th of July: Team America: World Police.

Thumbs up to this. :thumbsup:

TeeEye7
07-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Finally saw Up and enjoyed it! (Thanks, Roojay!)

It was Pixar night or something on Starz (tried to stay awake to see Wall-e but didn't make it) and saw that Up was on. We just changed over from Brighthouse to AT&T's U-Verse and have bundled landline, c-phone, internet, and TV on a deal. We get a gazillion channels to test for a year and I was surfing when I found Pixar night. The U-Verse thing seems pretty good so far. It may make a TV viewer out of me yet.

OC47150
07-05-2010, 07:26 PM
Gettysburg. I thought it was appropriate to watch it this Independence Day weekend. The fake beards always cracks me up. I think you can count on one hand the actors with real beards and mustaches.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-06-2010, 12:18 AM
Disney's The Sword in the Stone, which I had never seen before (though I remember seeing bits and pieces). It kind of doddled along, having similar scenes over and over, and not really going anywhere until the last ten minutes or so. I'm not too familiar with Arthurian legends, so it was interesting to see the connections to other "hero's journey" stories.

El Chuxter
07-06-2010, 12:49 AM
Sword in the Stone isn't the strongest Disney film by a long shot. It's easily one of the weaker films, though still fairly enjoyable. It's not nearly as bad as, say, The Wild, or The Black Cauldron.

Speaking of which, someone really needs to do a strong, faithful adaptation of the Chronicles of Prydain. They could easily by LOTR-class good.

Rocketboy
07-08-2010, 12:30 AM
Saw 2 movies today.

First was Grown Ups in theaters, which I found really funny. Far better than I expected, especially considering I haven't liked many of the movies from any of the stars in recent memory.

Also watched Street Boss on DVD, a low budget film based on a true story, about an FBI agent going after a Detroit mob boss operating in Saginaw, MI. Pretty awful for the most part, but much of the film was shot in my hometown (now my neighboring town) of Saginaw. It was pretty cool to see all the locations I've known for years even though I could tell they used a 2 block radius to shoot several exterior shots from different angles to make it look like different places in the city.

Tycho
07-08-2010, 02:21 AM
Gettysburg. I thought it was appropriate to watch it this Independence Day weekend. The fake beards always cracks me up. I think you can count on one hand the actors with real beards and mustaches.

I grew a real beard for my Civil War Re-Enactment appearances (for my novel). See:

My own personal take on the Civil War. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joshua-Adam-Weiselberg-The-Author/117114551640217)



Anyway, I watched Goldfinger tonight.

Pu$zsy Galore.

However, the first girl in the hotel room that Bond meets when Goldfinger is cheating at cards by the pool is one of the best ones from this film for sure.

I also like her sister who was trying to take sniper shots at Goldfinger when Bond was following him in the Aston-Martin.

I think this film had a great part for Q.

OC47150
07-09-2010, 09:32 PM
Predator. I'm seeing Predators tomorrow, so I wanted to watch the original again. It had been awhile.

DarthQuack
07-09-2010, 09:48 PM
Just finished Police Academy 3: Back in Training on Netflix.

:thumbsup:

El Chuxter
07-10-2010, 12:02 AM
Toy Story 3. A worthy end to the series, and the second best Toy Story film yet. (What? I'm an adult collector who recognizes the silliness of that fact. Toy Story 2 will always reign supreme in my mind.)

I'm really hoping the extensive Totoro shots will cause a few (thousand) kids to recognize him on the DVD rack at Target or Wal-Mart and create more exposure to Miyazaki's work than all the nonexistent promotion for Ponyo did.

sith_killer_99
07-10-2010, 06:21 PM
I recently watched "Shutter Island". Awesome movie!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-10-2010, 06:25 PM
I saw Munich. It was pretty long, and I watched it over two nights, but I liked it a lot.

Tycho
07-10-2010, 06:29 PM
What's Munich about? Is that the espionage movie involving Israel? Was it timed with soccer or the olympics?

I watched Agent 007, James Bond in Thunderball!

I'm going to have to get around to watching those Predator movies again for sure.

I'll probably go Tuesday to see the new show at the theater.

I think I also want to see The A-Team again before they take it out of the theaters.

I like the Police Academy movies.

JimJamBonds
07-11-2010, 12:10 PM
What's Munich about? Is that the espionage movie involving Israel? Was it timed with soccer or the olympics?

Yes, no and yes. lol

I'll just say it involves the killing of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich games and Israel's response.

As for myself I watch The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Yeah its long but dang does Van Cleef kick major booty!

Tycho
07-11-2010, 12:18 PM
Why were 11 Israeli athletes killed? Were they spies or was it to protest the existence of Israel for the Palestinian cause?

[Edit: I looked it up on WikiPedia. Who plays what roles in Munich (amongst famous actors)? Tom Cruise is in the picture, isn't he? Do The Scientologists attack Black September? ;) )

I watched the Back To The Future movies.

JimJam, I love the western (Part 3) so I can relate to your liking your cowboy movie.

In fact in mine, Clint Eastwood steps out of a malfunctioning flying DeLorean and fights Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in the streets of Hill Valley so that he won't shoot the blacksmith Doc Brown over the matter of 85 dollars. :yes:

It's a traditional western in every sense ;) only Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp managed somehow without a flying DeLorean. :yes:

Actually, in terms of Back To The Future, I have usually looked forward to Part II in the future the most, because of the creativity involved with creating the California of the future. (Incidentally, it's supposed to be the year 2015 and I guess we are really late getting behind "hover conversions" for our vehicles.)

But this time I thoroughly couldn't wait for the western!

JimJamBonds
07-11-2010, 12:21 PM
Why were 11 Israeli athletes killed? Were they spies or was it to protest the existence of Israel for the Palestinian cause?


Protest.


I watched the Back To The Future movies.

...
In fact in mine, Clint Eastwood steps out of a malfunctioning flying DeLorean and fights Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in the streets of Hill Valley so that he won't shoot the blacksmith Doc Brown over the matter of 85 dollars.

But Clint Eastwood did do all of that. :D

Tycho
07-11-2010, 12:26 PM
:D

I was updating my previous post at the same time you responded, JimJam.

Check it out. I attempted to be even funnier! :crazed:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-11-2010, 11:14 PM
Tycho, Tom Cruise isn't in Munich, and they don't go into too much detail about the backstory; it's more about the aftermath and how those responsible are hunted.

Tycho
07-12-2010, 05:58 AM
Thanks JabbaJohn.

I watched You Only Live Twice with Mr. James Bond.

Blofield was finally all in this one. His resemblence to Dr. Evil is spot-on.

I know the characters actually appeared in reverse.

JimJamBonds
07-12-2010, 11:05 PM
Tycho, Tom Cruise isn't in Munich, and they don't go into too much detail about the backstory; it's more about the aftermath and how those responsible are hunted.

That is what I thought as well (about the Cruiser) but I couldn't remember and I didn't feel like going to imdb. :D

Tycho
07-13-2010, 04:17 PM
It was Eric Bana on the cover to the movie (I saw it at Target). He looks like Tom Cruise in that picture.

I watched On His Majesty's Secret Service and it has to be my favorite early James Bond film. It's the only one with George Lazenby as Bond, but he pulls it off well. More importantly is the great story line as he marries a Mafia Daughter by the invitation of her father, at first to get to Blofeld. Then he falls in love with her and tries to help her with her psychological issues, but Blofeld has her killed and this sets Bond off on a murderous rampage that carries on into the later films.

I highly recommend Bond fans and non-fans alike watch On HM's Secret Service!

Tycho
07-15-2010, 12:51 PM
I watched secret agent James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever.

This was Sean Connery's last film as 007 (technically - there was the remake of Thunderball).

Bel-Cam Jos
07-15-2010, 10:10 PM
This was Sean Connery's last film as 007 (technically - there was the remake of Thunderball).I thought that was Never Say Never Again.

Tycho
07-15-2010, 11:41 PM
Never Say Never Again IS the remake of Thunderball (both with Sean Connery).

I watched Live And Let Die, Rodger Moore's first outing as 007, James Bond.

He is not to be confused with Rodger, Rodger who played a Battle Droid in each of the Star Wars prequels.

Bond functions much better than that Rodger did.

However, the heroin traffic catches up with 007 who becomes a glorified DEA agent in a way, as the next gangster / terrorist who keeps sharks in a feeding tank comes along.

I do not believe until Austin Powers, does a British secret agent face any sharks "with freakin' laser beams" though.

Live And Let Die introduces the redneck Louisiana sherriff who winds up encountering Bond in the next few movies though. I wonder if the good folks of Lousiana resent being potrayed as stupid rednecks though. However, the speedboat chase across a wedding ceremony on the park lawn was a nice touch. I also liked it when Bond walked across the alligators. I haven't seen this done since the Frogger video game. :yes:

Hey - why weren't there gators with "freakin' laser beams?"

Anyway, drug dealing makes its way to the frontline of international terror problems along with bald guys with cats who want to take over all the world's nuclear arsenols. Wouldn't you figure the latter to be more realistic though?

TeeEye7
07-18-2010, 02:25 AM
The Wind and The Lion (1975) with Brian Keith as my favorite US president and Sean Connery as probably the only Moroccan Berber in history to speak with a Scottish brogue.

It's one of those movies I have to stop and watch when channel surfing....like tonight!

Tycho
07-18-2010, 05:51 AM
As long as I'm into heroin ;) I tried Trainspotting with Ewan McGreggor.

This movie's presumably got a serious message about not using drugs but I got lost with the cool soundtrack and all the fun.

jonthejedi
07-18-2010, 06:56 AM
Wind & the Lion is one of my favorite Connery's(and a killer Jerry Goldsmith score to boot)...but an even better costume Connery Epic is Great Train Robbery directed by Michael Crichton...I watched it on HDNet not that long ago(although like in Kelly's Heroes, Donald Sutherland arguably steals the movie).

sith_killer_99
07-18-2010, 12:40 PM
I just watched "A Single Man". It was pretty good.

TeeEye7
07-18-2010, 03:58 PM
(and a killer Jerry Goldsmith score to boot)

Absolutely! Another element of the movie that makes it a favorite!

Rocketboy
07-19-2010, 12:55 AM
Inception.
Pure awesome.

Along with The Departed and Shutter Island, this almost makes up for Titanic.

Tycho
07-19-2010, 02:14 AM
I watched Queensryche in Live Evolution. :D

You could say it was an epic.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-21-2010, 08:25 PM
Today I saw Despicable Me with some visiting younger cousins. It wasn't the funniest thing I've ever seen, but it was entertaining and nice. As far as CG animated films go, it was superior to anything Dreamworks has done (excepting the first Shrek) but not as good as anything from Pixar (of course).

TeeEye7
07-22-2010, 01:01 PM
I watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind, or, as titled when I saw it for the first time way back when: Encuentros en la Tercera Fase.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-23-2010, 11:48 AM
Did you first see it en Espanol, TI? Any subtitles?

"Este es importante; este significa algo."

TeeEye7
07-23-2010, 11:56 AM
Did you first see it en Espanol, TI? Any subtitles?

"Este es importante; este significa algo."

Yes, I first saw it in Spanish. No subtitles....Spaniards prefer their movies to be dubbed in their language. The scene in Mexico was actually quite amusing since everyone could understand the old man since he was speaking Spanish. Translating what he was saying was a moot point! Oddly, the first movie I saw in Madrid was Dr. Zhivago. Also, there was one movie I saw repeatedly the year I was there. It went by the title La Guerra de las Galaxias. It was pretty good!

Bel-Cam Jos
07-23-2010, 04:48 PM
Also, there was one movie I saw repeatedly the year I was there. It went by the title La Guerra de las Galaxias. It was pretty good!Was it Annie Hall? The Academy thought it was the best.

TeeEye7
07-24-2010, 03:27 PM
Your insight serves you well!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-24-2010, 10:18 PM
I saw Paint Your Wagon, a western musical featuring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood. It was goofy as hell, but looked great and was overall pretty fun.

jonthejedi
07-25-2010, 09:53 AM
Edge of Sanity with Anthony "Psycho" Perkins on HD Net...what a freak show!

sith_killer_99
07-25-2010, 02:19 PM
Last night I watched "Transylmania" another classic B movie comedy!:thumbsup:

Watching "The Runaways" right now!

sith_killer_99
07-25-2010, 07:56 PM
Finished "The Runaways" and "She's Out Of My League".:thumbsup:

Rocketboy
08-01-2010, 01:58 AM
Just finished up the excellent four hour extended version of Dances With Wolves.
I'm not sure I've ever seen a movie more faithful to the book that this - there were like 2 or 3 very minor changes that I noticed.

TeeEye7
08-01-2010, 03:15 PM
On USA network yesterday: two out of the three Pirates of the Caribbean flicks during their marathon (caught just the very end of The Black Pearl). This series easily is in my top five musical soundtracks of all time! :yes:

He's a pirate! :Pirate:

DarkArtist
08-04-2010, 12:57 PM
watched I, Robot for the first time and quite enjoyed it actually. thought it was a well thought movie with good action sequences....

i love the fact that even 30 years from now in the future we are still driving cars around and not flying around like something in the Jetsons.....

JimJamBonds
08-04-2010, 06:40 PM
On USA network yesterday: two out of the three Pirates of the Caribbean flicks during their marathon (caught just the very end of The Black Pearl). This series easily is in my top five musical soundtracks of all time! :yes:

He's a pirate! :Pirate:

When I bought the second POTC it came with a cd full of Pirate songs. arhhhh! :Pirate:

Darth Metalmute
08-05-2010, 09:00 AM
On USA network yesterday: two out of the three Pirates of the Caribbean flicks during their marathon (caught just the very end of The Black Pearl). This series easily is in my top five musical soundtracks of all time! :yes:

He's a pirate! :Pirate:

I completely agree. I downloaded the soundtracks from I-Tunes and have them at work.

JimJamBonds
08-10-2010, 12:55 PM
Knocked Up was on the other day so I took that down.

OC47150
08-15-2010, 12:24 PM
I've had the opportunity to see some classics on the big screen in the last few weeks at different summer movie series: the Wild Bunch, The Trouble with Harry, and To Catch a Thief. All of them were highly enjoyable.

At home I watched the Return of Dracula and the Vampire, two 50s United Artist horror flicks. Not bad.

TeeEye7
08-16-2010, 02:11 AM
A Fished Called Wanda on BBC America.

I haven't seen that wacky movie in years and forgot how much I like it. Also, for some reason, it made me think how Jamie Lee Curtis might have made a good Princess Leia......

OC47150
08-16-2010, 07:49 PM
A Fished Called Wanda on BBC America.

I haven't seen that wacky movie in years and forgot how much I like it. Also, for some reason, it made me think how Jamie Lee Curtis might have made a good Princess Leia......

Great movie! I used Kevin Kline's a-hole line several times a week while driving. :twisted:

Knight and Day. I'm not a Cruise fan, but he was very enjoyable in this movie. Good action flick.

Snowtrooper
08-16-2010, 11:38 PM
Unforgiven. A great western, especially the last 15 minutes.

El Chuxter
08-18-2010, 11:24 PM
Singin' in the Rain. I'd never seen it, and had taped a bunch of old movies on the DVR a while back that I'd never gotten around to watching. To have space for some new stuff I wanted to tape (it's about half full of Brave and the Bold episodes I keep because Chux Jr loves watching them over and over and over and over), I queued it up today. I knew it was supposed to be one of the best movies ever made, but figured that was entirely on technical qualifications, and also thought it was considered a musical comedy more because it was light-hearted rather than actually funny. I was suprised, as this was an excellent movie on all counts and honestly made me laugh out loud a few times. I'd have to dock it a half-star, though, because there's one dance number that isn't connected directly to the plot of the movie and goes on for what seems like thirty minutes too long, throwing off the pacing.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-19-2010, 12:49 AM
Today I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. It was interesting visually, and pretty fun, though not the greatest thing ever. The unique style lent itself well to the action scenes, but less so to the dialogue scenes, where it was more distracting than fun. I'm not familiar with the comics, so I don't know how much of it was taken from there.

OC47150
08-19-2010, 11:27 AM
Pirate Radio. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I'm going to research the rock 'n' roll ban in Britain at the time, cause it sounds like an interesting subject. Great soundtrack, too.

The Expendables. Great throwback to the classic 80s action movies. This is the first movie in a long time that I'd pay to see again first-run.

Maradona
08-20-2010, 10:54 PM
Today I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. It was interesting visually, and pretty fun, though not the greatest thing ever. The unique style lent itself well to the action scenes, but less so to the dialogue scenes, where it was more distracting than fun. I'm not familiar with the comics, so I don't know how much of it was taken from there.

Saw Scott Pilgrim today and absolutely loved it. I saw a matinee at 11 in the morning, so I was poised NOT to like it on principle, but it completely entertained me. This film is easily the most fun I've had at the movies all year, if not longer. Edgar Wright delivers yet another hilarious film.

DarthQuack
08-21-2010, 07:16 PM
Just checked out Zombieland as my first viewing on my new Netflix account. Really fun zombie flick!

Ando
08-23-2010, 07:06 PM
- My wife and I saw The Expendables on Friday night. AWESOME.

- Saturday night we watched Whip It. Cute movie. Daniel Stern was great as the laid back but supportive dad.

- Last night we watche I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell. My wife was horrified, but I thought it was pretty funny. It made The Hangover look like a polished Academy Award winning art film, though.

JimJamBonds
08-24-2010, 04:34 PM
I watched 310 to Yuma last night. Sort of a weird ending if you ask me.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-29-2010, 12:32 AM
I haven't watched too much stuff recently what with moving and starting school up again, but here ya go.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Even though I just saw this a few months ago, I watched it with a friend who said she'd never seen it before. I probably said it last time I watched it, but I always do seem to forget how hilarious this movie is (in addition, of course, to being completely awesome).

Troll 2 - I love bad movies, and I'd never seen this one until last night, but it's a doozy, right up there with The Room and Mac and Me. Pretty constistently hilarious; one scene I didn't expect involved an ancient witch seducing a young guy with an extremely phallic corn cob while a cheap knock-off of Joe Cocker's "You Can Leave Your Hat On" plays.

Best Worst Movie - This is the documentary about Troll 2. The movie theater on my campus is showing both this weekend, so I'm glad I saw them both. This one was directed by the child actor from Troll 2 and features updates on the cast and how they dealt with its unexpected cult fame. Very insightful and occasionally touching.

Rocketboy
08-29-2010, 10:51 PM
Troll 2 - I love bad movies, and I'd never seen this one until last night, but it's a doozy, right up there with The Room and Mac and Me. Pretty constistently hilarious; one scene I didn't expect involved an ancient witch seducing a young guy with an extremely phallic corn cob while a cheap knock-off of Joe Cocker's "You Can Leave Your Hat On" plays.

Best Worst Movie - This is the documentary about Troll 2. The movie theater on my campus is showing both this weekend, so I'm glad I saw them both. This one was directed by the child actor from Troll 2 and features updates on the cast and how they dealt with its unexpected cult fame. Very insightful and occasionally touching.Two I've wanted to see since I first heard about them.

It'd be nice if they released a 2 pack on DVD.

El Chuxter
08-29-2010, 11:01 PM
I saw a clip of Troll 2 earlier thanks to JJL. I hadn't heard of it, and want to see it now.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-29-2010, 11:35 PM
Two I've wanted to see since I first heard about them.

It'd be nice if they released a 2 pack on DVD.
Apparently Troll 2 is getting a re-release on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 5, and Best Worst Movie is coming to DVD November 16.

I definitely need to see Troll 2 again after seeing Best Worst Movie, even though I only saw them a day apart. I highly recommend both, actually.

Darth Metalmute
08-30-2010, 08:37 AM
I saw Daniel Tosh's 25 minute review of the Human Centipede.

Ando
08-30-2010, 12:12 PM
- James May's Toy Stories on BBC America. Very entertaining and fun.

- Top Gear on BBC America. I had never even seen this show, but during James May's Toy Stories, they would run commercials for Top Gear, so I checked it out. Glad I did! What a great show.

OC47150
08-31-2010, 09:59 PM
Salt. Good action flick. Angelina did a good job. Nice to see her back in an action roll.

The Towering Inferno. IMO, the best of the 70s disaster movies. And it has Steve McQueen.

Emergency! I know it's not a movie, but I got season 6 of the show for my birthday and popped in one of the discs.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-04-2010, 01:15 AM
I recently saw Run Lola Run for the first time. I thought it was quite awesome. The multiple takes on the same story reminded me of Rashomon, another one I loved.

TeeEye7
09-04-2010, 03:24 AM
Young Frankenstein. Classic!

Bel-Cam Jos
09-06-2010, 06:30 PM
Saw (most of) Pan's Labyrinth on TV, first time not on the big screen. I forgot how violent this was, but also what a well-told story is presented.

sith_killer_99
09-06-2010, 08:25 PM
I just finished watching "Batman: Under the Red Hood"!!!

DC delivered again, another fine animated feature film, looking forward to the next couple of projects!!!:thumbsup:

JimJamBonds
09-06-2010, 11:20 PM
The Spirit Of The Marathon. Its a documentary that follows to elite runners and three 'ordinary' runners as they train and compete in the Chicago marathon. It gives the viewer a small glimpse into what it takes to run a marathon.

Maradona
09-07-2010, 12:06 AM
I just finished watching "Batman: Under the Red Hood"!!!

DC delivered again, another fine animated feature film, looking forward to the next couple of projects!!!:thumbsup:

AGREED! Bender made a fantastic Joker.

sith_killer_99
09-07-2010, 01:32 AM
AGREED! Bender made a fantastic Joker.

Jensen Ackles did a great job as Jason Todd as well.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is scheduled for the 28th of September and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam for November 9th. Looks like Evil Supergirl is on the cover of Apocalypse!!!:thumbsup:

Ando
09-07-2010, 01:42 PM
- Top Gear on BBC America (about 6-7 episodes over the weekend).

- Marley and Me. Meh. I thought Owen Wilson did a good job toning down his usual act.

- The Time Traveller's Wife. I actually liked this. It was less of a chick flick then I expected and I really don't think it was marketed properly while it was in theaters.

sith_killer_99
09-07-2010, 07:35 PM
- The Time Traveller's Wife. I actually liked this. It was less of a chick flick then I expected and I really don't think it was marketed properly while it was in theaters.

I enjoyed "The Time Traveller's Wife" but it was a chick flick.:laugh: :D ;)

Maradona
09-07-2010, 10:47 PM
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is scheduled for the 28th of September and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam for November 9th. Looks like Evil Supergirl is on the cover of Apocalypse!!!:thumbsup:

And according to Bruce Timm at SDCC, we can expect All Star Superman (a favorite story of mine) and a Green Lantern Corps anthology film next year, along with Batman:Year One. Now if only Marvel could get their animated films up to this quality.

sith_killer_99
09-07-2010, 11:23 PM
I just watched "Survive The Outbreak" online, it is an interactive zombie flick. The acting was not the greatest, but it was fun to play/watch.:thumbsup:

JimJamBonds
09-07-2010, 11:25 PM
I watched Cloverfield tonight for the first time... yeah it was kinda weird I thought.

OC47150
09-09-2010, 09:12 PM
The Crazies. It returned to the Red Box, and I liked it. Now to track down the original.

Diary of the Dead. Not a bad zombie movie. Romero went back to his roots and shot it indepedent-style.

The Harold and Kumar movies. The first one is definitely funnier than the first.

James Boba Fettfield
09-13-2010, 11:23 AM
Just finished Faust (the very old German silent version) and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (another old German film but with sound).

On deck is the '94 Czech version of Faust and the acclaimed classic Roman Holiday.

Maradona
09-13-2010, 02:15 PM
Just finished Faust (the very old German silent version) and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (another old German film but with sound).


The Testament of Dr. Mabuse is an amazing film. Anyone who enjoys films and/or comic books should definitely check it out. Mabuse is the prototype for the super villain and bares a striking criminal resemblance to The Dark Knight's Joker characterization.

sith_killer_99
09-13-2010, 09:40 PM
Last night I watched the season finale of "True Blood"! :thumbsup:

I also just rented "The Losers" and "Kick ***", both good flicks. :yes:

JimJamBonds
09-13-2010, 10:34 PM
Yesterday I said the heck with NFL football and instead I flipped between Roadhouse AND Roadhouse 2. Kinda crazy that those two movies were on at the very same time.

sith_killer_99
09-13-2010, 10:49 PM
I flipped between Roadhouse AND Roadhouse 2. Kinda crazy that those two movies were on at the very same time.

No, it's marketing genius!:laugh:

Blue2th
09-14-2010, 12:25 AM
Season 1 of Enterprise I picked up at Walmart for $19.

jonthejedi
09-19-2010, 05:31 AM
I rewatched A Fish Called Wanda on HDNet...good stuff, especially Kevin Kline's Oscar-winning, scene-stealing performance.

Rocketboy
09-19-2010, 10:28 PM
The Losers - AKA The A-Team lite.

Clash of the Titans - there has to be a good version of this film somewhere with at least 30-45 minutes of cut footage laying around somewhere.

Batman/Superman: Apocalypse - Another solid DC animated flick...with the correct Batman (Kevin Conroy). I don't see why they don't use him in every animated Bat flick - Under the Red Hood was really good, but Batman and Joker's voices weren't perfect (especially when every animated Batman and Joker will be compared to Conroy and Hamill).

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-21-2010, 02:33 PM
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - After hearing such great things about this movie, it was disappointing. Sure, it has all the comedy stars of its time - but its time has passed, and nothing in it is that funny. It's a fun movie overall, but not the gut-buster I've heard it was. The two-second Three Stooges cameo was a complete waste.

Darth Metalmute
09-21-2010, 03:29 PM
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - After hearing such great things about this movie, it was disappointing. Sure, it has all the comedy stars of its time - but its time has passed, and nothing in it is that funny. It's a fun movie overall, but not the gut-buster I've heard it was. The two-second Three Stooges cameo was a complete waste.


Comedies have a hard time withstanding the tests of time.

Ando
09-21-2010, 04:34 PM
- More episodes of Top Gear.

- Chuck season 3 on DVD (discs 1-3).

- Chuck season 4 premiere, HIMYM season premiere.

- Venture Bros.

OC47150
09-21-2010, 09:19 PM
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - After hearing such great things about this movie, it was disappointing. Sure, it has all the comedy stars of its time - but its time has passed, and nothing in it is that funny. It's a fun movie overall, but not the gut-buster I've heard it was. The two-second Three Stooges cameo was a complete waste.

'Hate' is a strong word, but my mother hates IAMMMMW. But we enjoy the Dick Shawn racing to save Ethel Merman scenes. I think it's hilarious.

I Sell the Dead. A quirky little movie starring Dominic Monyhan about grave robbers in Victorian England.

Survival of the Dead. I've been waiting to see Romero's latest for a while. There was more comic relief in this one than past zombie movies. It was okay.

Resident Evil: Degeneration. Not bad for a CG movie. I'd been wanting to see this one, too, for a while.

The Crazies (1973). The original. The tension in this one was similar to the tension in the original Dawn of the Dead.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-22-2010, 01:40 AM
'Hate' is a strong word, but my mother hates IAMMMMW. But we enjoy the Dick Shawn racing to save Ethel Merman scenes. I think it's hilarious.
Yeah, I did laugh quite a bit at those parts. Sylvester was pretty awesome. The rest, not really so much.

Lately I watched the first season of Party Down on DVD, and it was actually pretty great. Too bad it's already canceled.

DarkArtist
09-23-2010, 02:29 PM
classic 1988 flick Can't buy me Love with Patrick Dempsey.... i can remember going to see this movie with my grandmother when it first came out... still a classic in my book. :thumbsup:

Ando
09-23-2010, 02:53 PM
- Modern Family season premiere.

- The Middle season premiere.

- More Top Gear.

JimJamBonds
10-01-2010, 11:59 PM
I just got back from seeing The Town with 2-1B (remember him?!?!?) and another buddy of ours. It was pretty good, Afflack starred as a leader of a group of robbers in Charlestown (a burb of Boston). I won't give away the story but I'll say it was a good flick.

TeeEye7
10-02-2010, 11:48 AM
I just got back from seeing The Town with 2-1B (remember him?!?!?).....

Vaguely........:sad:

sith_killer_99
10-02-2010, 11:54 AM
Well, last night I watched "Iron Man 2" and "Superman/Batman Apocalypse". Both were great and left me wanting more.

"Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam" will be out in a month, I can't wait!

Bel-Cam Jos
10-02-2010, 09:47 PM
With the free weekend preview of Starz, I caught Hancok and Starship Troopers. The first was not how I thought it'd go (in a good way), and the second is a different film now that the country's in an active war period, rather than a peace time.

JimJamBonds
10-04-2010, 04:03 PM
I just got back from seeing The Town with 2-1B (remember him?!?!?).....
Vaguely........:sad:

You don't? He posted a ton yesterday. :D

InsaneJediGirl
10-04-2010, 09:16 PM
I watched "Remember Me" last night since I heard some positive things about it. The movie was fairly great, except for the ending which I thought was just really horrible and the same affect could have been achieved without using the event they used.

Rocketboy
10-04-2010, 11:20 PM
I watched "Remember Me" last night since I heard some positive things about it. The movie was fairly great, except for the ending which I thought was just really horrible and the same affect could have been achieved without using the event they used.I saw the end of it on youtube. HILARIOUS!


The past few days I saw The Social Network and The Town.
Both were great with the former being one of my favorites of the year thus far.

TeeEye7
10-05-2010, 04:04 AM
You don't? He posted a ton yesterday. :D

I saw that! Good thing, too! My post count was closing in on his...;)

InsaneJediGirl
10-05-2010, 04:20 PM
I saw the end of it on youtube. HILARIOUS!


You lost me, unless that was sarcasm that my brain did not process. To that I say : :D

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-05-2010, 10:09 PM
I finally saw Metropolis a few years and really liked it quite a lot. The production value and number of extras was staggering for a film from that time. Good story and everything, too.

Rocketboy
10-05-2010, 11:20 PM
You lost me, unless that was sarcasm that my brain did not process. To that I say : :DNo sarcasm, that sh*t was too funny.
When the goofy lookin' b*stard from Twilight looks out the window and sees what he sees, I laughed pretty hard.

Even based on the few minutes I saw, that part comes out of nowhere, and makes you say WTF?

InsaneJediGirl
10-06-2010, 12:25 AM
No sarcasm, that sh*t was too funny.
When the goofy lookin' b*stard from Twilight looks out the window and sees what he sees, I laughed pretty hard.

Even based on the few minutes I saw, that part comes out of nowhere, and makes you say WTF?

I gotcha now:yes: I thought the ending was WTF...cause...yeah.

In other news,been watching a number of the Resident Evils, mainly because they have either been on T.V. or because they came in from Netflix. Always a good watch.

JimJamBonds
10-11-2010, 04:38 PM
I finally saw Metropolis a few years and really liked it quite a lot. The production value and number of extras was staggering for a film from that time. Good story and everything, too.

I watched it back in college, I agree it was pretty awesome for 1927!

JimJamBonds
10-12-2010, 11:44 AM
In no particular order: Wayne's World, Billy Madison and a few more that I can't remember at the moment.

bdrob
10-15-2010, 08:00 AM
I watched new episode of True blood series On HBO finally..

Bel-Cam Jos
10-17-2010, 10:52 AM
Monty Python and the Holy Grail sucked me in yesterday with its huge... tracks of laughter.

sith_killer_99
10-17-2010, 01:02 PM
Watched "Splice" last night.

Be warned, once you watch something it can not be unwatched. :mad:

Ando
10-18-2010, 01:28 PM
Watched "Splice" last night.

Be warned, once you watch something it can not be unwatched. :mad:

Thanks for the warning. Just went to Wikipedia and read the plot synopsis. Saves a lot of time when I do that.

TeeEye7
10-19-2010, 03:58 AM
Sling Blade.

Mmm Hmmm...

Lord Malakite
10-19-2010, 04:38 AM
Be warned, once you watch something it can not be unwatched. :mad:
Massive head trauma could make a good substitute for "unwatching" though.

preacher
10-19-2010, 11:56 PM
Massive head trauma could make a good substitute for "unwatching" though.

Yeah. Splice sucked. The plot was nonsense, the characters one dimensional, I wanted to throw my TV every time the female doctor made excuse after excuse not to terminate the experiment. The so-called twist wasn't much of a twist as it was foreshadowed in Act I. I stopped watching when they took Dren to the farm and she was eating a chicken or something. So stupid.

I predicted the ending when the genetic animal worm things killed each other. My wife finished watching it and I went to bed. Next morning I called her from work and asked if I was right and she said my prediction was right on. Very disappointing movie. They made a big deal out of how intelligent DRen was, but at the end of the day the creature resorted to primal programming and instinct. Maybe that was the message of the movie. Don't know. Terrible movie.

Mimic and Species are the same type of movie, albeit far superior.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-20-2010, 08:25 PM
I watched it back in college, I agree it was pretty awesome for 1927!I was almost IN college in '27! (maybe...) I want to see Metropolis someday, myself.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-31-2010, 05:35 PM
A few weeks ago I watched Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Kick-A**. I thought the former was quite fun, and it was cool to see Ian McDiarmid in a non-Palpatine role. The latter was a bit too bloody for bloodiness' sake and got a little too ridiculous for its real-world premise at the start, but it was alright.

Darth Metalmute
10-31-2010, 11:37 PM
I finally got out to see Inception this weekend. Easily the best movie I've seen this year.

Qui-Long Gone
11-02-2010, 03:35 PM
Social Network was an amazing movie!

TeeEye7
11-07-2010, 02:21 PM
Avatar (on HBO).
Yep, I saw it, alright. Good movie for 13-year-old boys.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
11-07-2010, 06:49 PM
Invictus was essentially a sports underdog story with the added political side with the Nelson Mandela story. I didn't know much about it so it was interesting, even though you could see the ending coming a mile away.

Slicker
11-07-2010, 07:04 PM
I went and saw Due Date on Friday. It was funny but if you've seen the commercials promoting it then you've already seen all of the funny parts.

Shutter Island and The Wolfman. Shutter Island was definitely one of those movies that kept me guessing...and I was way off...big surprise...Wolfman was an unexpectedly decent movie. Not many surprises in that one but it was nonetheless good,

Blue2th
11-07-2010, 07:33 PM
Splice some downright sick parts in it. It's worth renting. Despite what some say the ending is surprising. I enjoyed it.

Toy Story 3 What can I say, it was as good as the other two.

OC47150
11-07-2010, 08:15 PM
Yeah. Splice sucked. The plot was nonsense, the characters one dimensional, I wanted to throw my TV every time the female doctor made excuse after excuse not to terminate the experiment. The so-called twist wasn't much of a twist as it was foreshadowed in Act I. I stopped watching when they took Dren to the farm and she was eating a chicken or something. So stupid.

I predicted the ending when the genetic animal worm things killed each other. My wife finished watching it and I went to bed. Next morning I called her from work and asked if I was right and she said my prediction was right on. Very disappointing movie. They made a big deal out of how intelligent DRen was, but at the end of the day the creature resorted to primal programming and instinct. Maybe that was the message of the movie. Don't know. Terrible movie.

Mimic and Species are the same type of movie, albeit far superior.

I still want to see it. I think it should be in the RedBox by now.

GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra. I saw this in the theatre and wanted to see it again. It was enjoyable, or Sienna Miller made it enjoyable. :thumbsup:

The Ghost Writer. Good drama/thriller with Pierce Brosnan and young Obi-Wan. I missed this one in the theatre and was surprised to see the library had a copy.

Rocketboy
11-07-2010, 09:46 PM
Shutter Island Shutter Island was definitely one of those movies that kept me guessing...and I was way off...big surprise...,Awesome flick that definitely warrants a second viewing. You'll see so many obvious clues that you didn't see the first time.

Qui-Long Gone
11-07-2010, 09:48 PM
Took the kids to see Megamind in 3D...meh....as boring as I thought it would be with 1 or 2 clever moments....

Darth Metalmute
11-08-2010, 10:02 AM
Took the kids to see Megamind in 3D...meh....as boring as I thought it would be with 1 or 2 clever moments....


Don't say that! I've been looking forward to that movie since June.:(

Bel-Cam Jos
11-11-2010, 07:07 PM
Saw the ending of Back to School, and with the recent NCAA violations rumors revolving around Auburn QB Scam Newton (heard that is the nickname given by some rival schools' fans), does anyone really think the dive coach's lame "back up team roster" comment that allowed Rodney to compete would hold up to current sanctions rules? ;)

OC47150
11-11-2010, 08:49 PM
Underground and Hornets' Nest (1970). Robert Goulet (yes, that Robert Goulet) parachutes into occupied France to kidnap a German general in Underground. Rock Hudson is a demolition man who parachutes into Italy to blow up a dam with the help of teenage partisans in Hornets' Nest.

Halloween 2 the Ultimate Cut. I bought this at a con this weekend. There's the standard version of H2, and then there's a version with different scenes (including the ending!) This version takes all of that cut and uncut footage and blends it together. It's not bad.

JimJamBonds
11-11-2010, 11:21 PM
I finally fully watched Casino Royale. I'd watched bits and pieces (ok pretty much the whole thing), it was ok. Typical Bond, although it was kind of interesting to see his "creation" so to speak.

Tycho
11-12-2010, 10:57 AM
I've been watching North And South.

I highly recommend this many times over!

TeeEye7
11-13-2010, 04:20 PM
Try Ken Burns' The Civil War instead.

sith_killer_99
11-13-2010, 07:52 PM
I just finished watching "Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam".:mad:

24 minutes, it must be some kind of sick joke! Sure they added a few extras like The Spectre, Green Arrow, and Jonah Hex but those were rehashes and not the Feature Film. DC REALLY let me down after a couple of really good releases.:cry:

Qui-Long Gone
11-13-2010, 11:46 PM
Try Ken Burns' The Civil War instead.

That is a terrific series...the book is great too...

El Chuxter
11-14-2010, 05:36 PM
Enough of Avatar to know that I'm in no hurry to see the rest of Avatar.

Really, in what universe is that considered a good movie? This one? Oh. I guess there are a lot of people using illicit drugs, then.

bigbarada
11-14-2010, 07:53 PM
I picked up the complete series of The Outer Limits on DVD so I've been watching a few episodes a day everyday for the last couple of weeks. This is the original series from 1963-65.

It's amazing how much modern sci-fi and fantasy is based on some of the episodes of this series. I've also spotted several major cast members from the original Star Trek series. William Shatner as an astronaut working on the colonization of Mars, codenamed "Project Vulcan." Leonard Nimoy as a nuclear power plant technician in an episode about intelligent space particles and James Doohan as a police officer in an episode about consciousness-expanding drugs.

Most of these I remember watching as a kid and being scared to death by them. Many of them are still creepy even by today's standards, especially the episode entitled "The Zanti Misfits."

Anyways, great show! It makes most modern sci-fi look like garbage in comparison. :thumbsup:

Bel-Cam Jos
11-14-2010, 09:13 PM
Enough of Avatar to know that I'm in no hurry to see the rest of Avatar.

Really, in what universe is that considered a good movie? This one? Oh. I guess there are a lot of people using illicit drugs, then.Lipstick on a pig? I recall enjoying the movie viewing experience of that film, but wasn't really entralled by the simplistic storyline. I saw the 3D version. I can't call it bad at all, but it's nowhere near my best-ever status for a movie.

El Chuxter
11-14-2010, 09:18 PM
The effects were bad, and the bit I saw was this old gag that was tired when Bugs Bunny did it (the old "yeah, I think you think I'm bad, you go ahead and run, I'll just stand here gloating until the badder thing behind me roars"), and led into what might be the most illogical actions by a predator I've ever seen. (You have to get into bears holding funerals and burying Donald Duck when he plays dead to get silliler.)

I'm sure I'll see it, but I wasn't in a hurry, and am in less of a hurry now. I actually want to invest three hours in seeing Titanic first, since it's partly based on a true story and has good special effects.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-14-2010, 09:20 PM
I have yet to see Famous Boat Goes Down myself.

Slicker
11-14-2010, 10:20 PM
Titanic has been on TV of late and I watch it every time. I can honestly say that I like that movie.

nohagent
11-14-2010, 10:24 PM
I am waiting to see endless loop runs of watership down

bigbarada
11-14-2010, 10:46 PM
Titanic has been on TV of late and I watch it every time. I can honestly say that I like that movie.

I've always liked Titanic, it just suffered from the backlash of becoming too popular too quickly. It's still a good movie, not historically accurate, but it falls into the same category as Saving Private Ryan - a story about fictional characters that takes place in a historical setting.

Rocketboy
11-14-2010, 11:39 PM
The difference is Saving Private Ryan was a good movie.

The love story in Titanic is about as believable as the love story in Attack of the Clones and the only good part is when [sarcastic spoiler tag] it sinks and Leo dies.

sith_killer_99
11-15-2010, 07:42 PM
I watched "Monsters" this weekend. Good flick!:thumbsup:

bigbarada
11-15-2010, 08:10 PM
The difference is Saving Private Ryan was a good movie.

The love story in Titanic is about as believable as the love story in Attack of the Clones and the only good part is when [sarcastic spoiler tag] it sinks and Leo dies.

Yeah, I didn't mean to say that Titanic was as good of a movie as Saving Private Ryan, I just meant that they were in the same "historical fiction" category.

Tycho
11-16-2010, 12:28 AM
Wait. Is Attack of the Clones a true story?

I stopped in Anaheim on my way back from my Civil War battle re-enactment north of Los Angeles and my friend showed me that stupid zombie show Walking Dead.

I freaked and kept at least one gun on me for the following 12 hours. :rolleyes:

Zombies aren't real are they?

TeeEye7
11-21-2010, 05:37 PM
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

Enjoyed it far more than I expected, especially Mia Wasikowska's portrayal of Alice. Depp was no surprise that he would nail it as the Mad Hatter.

I was, however, disappointed in Anne Hathaway and especially Helena Bonham Carter's performances. I was hoping for much more from Carter since she's so delicious as Bellatrix in the HP series.

Story, effects, acting (for the most part), Danny Elfman's score... all-in-all: nicely done!

Qui-Long Gone
11-22-2010, 02:52 PM
^I too watched Alice this weekend....It was ok. Predictable and slower than I expected but visually arresting (like so many Burton films). Burton is becoming a genre lately and I miss his original works ala Beetlejuice, Nightmare B4XMas, and Scissorhands. I love his stuff and will always see it, I just miss the old days where you couldn't explain his films because the context was so original....

Watched Zombieland last night: FRAKKING AWESOME!

Bel-Cam Jos
11-26-2010, 11:51 AM
The B&W Miracle on 34th Street. Simpler times... but still litigious. ;)

sith_killer_99
11-26-2010, 11:34 PM
Last night I watched "The Expendables" it was much better than I thought it would be.

I also bought a few blu-rays today.

Kick *** ($7.99)
Zombieland ($12.99)
Superbad ($7.99)
Logan's Run ($10)
Wizard of Oz ($10)

I bought a couple other blu-ray's from Wal-Mart but I can not list them because they are Christmas presents for the wife and she is right next to me. lol

Anyway, it was a good day for cheap blu-ray if you were able to find 'em.

Target had each LOTR for $7.99! Wal-Mart had a few for $5 and $10 plus they have a bunch of older titles for like $8 regular price.

El Chuxter
11-26-2010, 11:35 PM
The Expendables. I want to get a sex change and have that movie's baby.

Blue2th
11-27-2010, 08:02 AM
Legion of Super Heroes the animated series.
Watched both seasons on Youtube. While the stories were kid like there at the beginning they started to get more and more involved and serious as it went along. Lots of stories and villains taken right out of the silver age comic books. Though they took some liberties.
Too bad it was cancelled. I hope the LOSH make another appearance down the road.

Darth Metalmute
11-27-2010, 11:04 AM
I saw Alice this week as well. I enjoyed it. I especially liked that it came off as more of a sequel to the cartoon. It's no Sleepy Hollow, but I think Burton did a good job considering it was a Disney film.

Bel-Cam Jos
11-27-2010, 11:31 AM
The Expendables. I want to get a sex change and have that movie's baby.Son of the Expendables, coming soon to a theatre near you. Followed by:
- Bride of the Expendables
- The Expendablers
- The Expendables with a Vengeance
- Expendables 3-D
- The Expendables Strike Back
- The Return of the Attack of the Phantom Revenge of the New Hope Expendables
- The Expendables 33 1/3

sith_killer_99
11-27-2010, 12:17 PM
You forgot...

The Expendables: Unexpended
The Expendables: Expend This
The Expendables: Revenge of the Expended

Qui-Long Gone
11-27-2010, 01:22 PM
And Pixar's the Incredible Expendables.

sith_killer_99
11-27-2010, 04:06 PM
And Pixar's the Incredible Expendables.

The Incredible Expendables. :laugh:

Slicker
11-27-2010, 08:57 PM
Watching the Wizard of Oz again. Still one of my all time favorite movies and has one of my favorite movie parts when the Tin Man is dancing and the smoke comes out of the funnel.

sith_killer_99
11-27-2010, 11:33 PM
Watching the Wizard of Oz again. Still one of my all time favorite movies and has one of my favorite movie parts when the Tin Man is dancing and the smoke comes out of the funnel.

LOL

I just watched this today on blu-ray! Great movie, the kids enjoyed it as well.

I also watched "Kick ***" and "Zombieland" again!

Slicker
11-27-2010, 11:39 PM
Even after 71 years I still watch it every time it's on TV. It truly is the epitome of a timeless classic.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-04-2010, 03:36 AM
Tonight I saw Due Date. While it's not the laugh-a-minute comedy the ads portray it to be, it's got a lot of good humor mixed in with genuine heart. I thought it was pretty good, even though the ending was bizarre to me . . . I thought they came to bury Two and a Half Men, not praise it, so I was taken off-guard by the shift there.

Slicker
12-05-2010, 09:29 PM
Watchin' Tropic Thunder. I'm wondering why they can't say the word retard (they replace it with special) yet the next sentence after bleeping that they let 'em say "God damn".

El Chuxter
12-09-2010, 02:00 AM
The Karate Kid Part II. First time I've seen it in probably 20 years. Still a fun movie, but, man, it requires a lot more suspension of disbelief and ignoring of basic common knowledge about Japan than it did originally.

On a plus note, having been reminded of how quickly and without much precedent Sato turned from evil to good, Anakin no longer holds the record for "quickest and least believable transformation."

InsaneJediGirl
12-10-2010, 10:39 PM
I watched "The Crazies" tonight. Very interesting but also kind of your typical outbreak movie.

UKWildcat
12-11-2010, 11:10 AM
I watched "The Crazies" tonight. Very interesting but also kind of your typical outbreak movie.

Oooh! I loved the remake, never did see the original though.

JimJamBonds
12-12-2010, 09:54 AM
On Friday night I watched 7.62 millimeter Full Metal Jacket with a buddy of mine. He was in the Corps for a few years so I kept asking him "did this happen" and "is that real?" He said it was quite accurate.

OC47150
12-12-2010, 12:50 PM
I watched "The Crazies" tonight. Very interesting but also kind of your typical outbreak movie.

Need to check out the original. It captures the feel of the unrest and paranoia of the early 70s real well.

Battle of Britain, Cross of Iron. Two great WWII movies. Cross of Iron was Sam Peckinpah's only WWII movie, and it's set on the Eastern Front.

preacher
12-15-2010, 08:56 AM
Shrek Forever After. Not as good as the first. But tied for Shrek 2. By far the darkest themed of the Shrek movies. And the way the story unfolded really left me wondering what the point of Shrek the Third was. I really liked how Rumplestilskin explained why the deal he and Shrek made wouldn't produce a paradox and had made the "Back to the Future-esque" parallel universe. It made sense and heightened the Urgency for Shrek to fix things.

Despicable Me. Steve Carrel (sp?) is awesome in this. There are so many great lines especially between Dr Nefario and Gru. "I wanted Cookie robots! Not Boogie robots!" Gru's inventions were so over the top and rediculous but I excepted the fact that nobody noticed them. If only I had a car like his. My one minor complaint is that the relationship between Gru and his adopted girls seemed very rushed. Maybe one more scene sequence of Gru spending time with the kids would have satisfied me.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-15-2010, 06:34 PM
Last night I saw Treasure of the Sierra Madre. I thought I read that Indiana Jones' appearance was based on Humphrey Bogart's character, which was close but not exact; he at least had the fedora, so there's that. It was quite enjoyable, and I didn't know much about it going in to it, so I didn't expect it to involve Bogart's character being driven mad by gold. Pretty fun overall.

TeeEye7
12-16-2010, 05:31 AM
Last night I saw Treasure of the Sierra Madre. I thought I read that Indiana Jones' appearance was based on Humphrey Bogart's character, which was close but not exact; he at least had the fedora, so there's that. It was quite enjoyable, and I didn't know much about it going in to it, so I didn't expect it to involve Bogart's character being driven mad by gold. Pretty fun overall.

"Badges? Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" :thumbsup:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-16-2010, 06:20 PM
"Badges? Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" :thumbsup:
Ah yes, I forgot to mention that. Somehow I thought that line was from something completely different, so it was a cool surprise to hear it here.

Slicker
12-16-2010, 10:17 PM
Watching "Imagine: John Lennon". It's an amazing documentary made in 1988 and "narrated" by John himself from 100 hours of interviews and archival footage. Really an amazing film.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-17-2010, 07:55 PM
"Badges? Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" :thumbsup:They totally stole that line from UHF's "Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!" one.

TeeEye7
12-18-2010, 03:41 PM
I'm ashamed to say I watched Santa Clause Conquers the Martians last night. (I think it was on AMC).

Rocketboy
12-18-2010, 04:35 PM
Ashamed? I own Santa Claus Conquers The Martians on DVD!

Blue2th
12-18-2010, 04:53 PM
Been trying to catch up on Stargate Universe episodes on the web. This is my favorite of the Stargate series. You can tell it was heavily influenced by the newer Battlestar Galactica.

To bad the news is the series is cancelled. :sad: Though we get some more episodes in the spring. Maybe because BSG: Blood and Chrome is coming up on SyFy?

What's the future of the Stargate franchise I wonder?

Rocketboy
12-18-2010, 10:23 PM
Just saw The Fighter.
Solid flick with a great performance by Christian Bale.
Amy Adams is really good also and Mark Wahlberg does more than play Mark Wahlberg.

UKWildcat
12-18-2010, 10:45 PM
I'm ashamed to say I watched Santa Clause Conquers the Martians last night. (I think it was on AMC).

Feel free to post that here (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=43470) too. :lipsrsealed:

sith_killer_99
12-23-2010, 05:00 PM
I just watched "Easy A".

Emma Stone was fantastic. I really enjoyed the movie.

I am watching "St. Elmo's Fire" right now, it's been a LONG time since I've seen it.

Qui-Long Gone
12-24-2010, 05:58 PM
We'll do the traditional watching of It's a Wonderful Life tonight for X-Mas Eve.

sith_killer_99
12-25-2010, 01:55 AM
I've been busy with Netflix instant movies.

Yesterday I watched:

"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"
"The Girl Who Played With Fire"

Both were awesome, even in their original Swedish. Be warned it is not for those with a weak stomach it is violent and sexual. I suspect the up coming American versions will be toned down a LOT. I want to see the final film "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest" when it comes out in January.

today I rented from iTunes:

"Devil"

It's a decent horror flick, nothing really special though.

Oh and I watched some Christmas stuff with the family. :laugh:

Qui-Long Gone
12-25-2010, 02:15 AM
^My wife loves those books. We watched the first flick, I liked it well enough but it was a little slow. I'm not thrilled about the "American" remakes of them...especially since they have plenty of "foreign" actors in them too....Hollywood sucks.

Rocketboy
12-25-2010, 10:32 AM
Loved the book and movie of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I haven't watched the second flick yet because I want to read the book first.

I personally can't wait for the American versions of the flicks, especially with David Fincher directing and Daniel Craig as Blomqvist.

sith_killer_99
12-25-2010, 12:50 PM
^My wife loves those books. We watched the first flick, I liked it well enough but it was a little slow. I'm not thrilled about the "American" remakes of them...especially since they have plenty of "foreign" actors in them too....Hollywood sucks.

If you think the movies were slow they were chopped down from the television mini-series which was longer. At least that's what I've heard. :eek:

sith_killer_99
12-26-2010, 08:02 PM
Today I watched "The A-Team".

How does Jessica Biel manage to get hotter with every film she makes?

TeeEye7
12-27-2010, 01:06 PM
We've been re-introducing my sister-in-law to the OT and PT. She's now into religion/mysticism stuff now and wants to digest Lucas' slant on the Universe. We've seen (in her requested order) Eps. IV, V, VI, I, and II. Ep. III is on tap for tonight if time allows. My wife's bother and his clan are due in today. We'll see how that goes.

Rocketboy
12-27-2010, 01:16 PM
We've been re-introducing my sister-in-law to the OT and PT. She's now into religion/mysticism stuff now and wants to digest Lucas' slant on the Universe. We've seen (in her requested order) Eps. IV, V, VI, I, and II. Ep. III is on tap for tonight if time allows. My wife's bother and his clan are due in today. We'll see how that goes.
History International replayed the great Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed the other day, with all the mythological and biblical stuff. If you don't have it recorded somewhere, keep an eye out for it. It seems like she'd dig it.

TeeEye7
12-27-2010, 08:21 PM
History International replayed the great Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed the other day, with all the mythological and biblical stuff. If you don't have it recorded somewhere, keep an eye out for it. It seems like she'd dig it.

Yes, I saw that it was on then. The timing was just off for her to see it. I will have to keep the DVR primed for the next time it's on. Thanks, RB!

Qui-Long Gone
12-27-2010, 09:25 PM
Finally saw Inception....wow. And got the special collectors edition of Avatar.

preacher
12-27-2010, 11:52 PM
A-Team - Actually a pretty good action flick. I was suprised how the flick managed to retain some of the TV series' plot devices (most notably the over-the-top contraptions and conning BA into getting onto planes) but at the same time infuse its own personality and remained grounded in some reality. Yes there were some far-fetched moments. VERY far-fetched. But it still managed to remain fun to watch. It felt like a Mission Impossible movie. At least the first MI movie. Not that dog puke of a sequel.

Murdock was the only character I felt was given a disservice. The other three seemed to have equal play time and developed characterization.

Salt - If you liked the Bourne movies, you'll like Salt. I'm not a huge Angelina Jolie fan. But she played her part very well. There were even some surprising moments that allowed her to flex her acting chops. This is not a James Bond espionage flick. Like I said its akin to Bourne. If you didn't like Bourne you probably won't like Salt.

Blue2th
12-28-2010, 12:05 AM
While browsing Hulu for something to watch I stumbled upon Valerian & Lauraline. Entertaining to watch. There are 40 animated episodes. Got to 22 so far.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/196628/valerian-and-laureline-time-matters#x-0,vepisode,1,0

I thought some of the elements of this series looked a lot like Star Wars and a few other films like The Fifth Element. Come to find out that even though the cartoon series debut was in the 90's, the French authored comic book came out in the 60's and they used some of these ideas in the animated series.

Just who influenced who? :Ponder:

Bel-Cam Jos
12-28-2010, 11:43 AM
History International replayed the great Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed the other day, with all the mythological and biblical stuff. If you don't have it recorded somewhere, keep an eye out for it. It seems like she'd dig it.I noticed that, and my rewind feature only got me to the first minute in, but I got it recorded. The SW:Hardware (or whatever it was called: the one about the ships and technology) made it to DVD, but not this one?!? :mad: I was frustrated to learn that. Oh well, I can try to "make" my own off the DVD-R version (with commercials! :p ) and just keep it in Playlist/My Shows form.

Rocketboy
12-28-2010, 01:40 PM
I noticed that, and my rewind feature only got me to the first minute in, but I got it recorded. The SW:Hardware (or whatever it was called: the one about the ships and technology) made it to DVD, but not this one?!? :mad: I was frustrated to learn that. Oh well, I can try to "make" my own off the DVD-R version (with commercials! :p ) and just keep it in Playlist/My Shows form.I'm hoping (but not expecting) The Legacy Revealed makes the Blu-Ray box set.


Watched the Banksy/street art documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop. Not nearly as good as the hype I've heard, but watchable nonetheless.

Qui-Long Gone
12-28-2010, 08:46 PM
Watched the Banksy/street art documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop. Not nearly as good as the hype I've heard, but watchable nonetheless.

I've been following his work for about 3 years. I think once it gets explained though, it becomes a little less interesting.

Saw Tron tonight. A little slower than I expected and not really for kids (too much thinking for small children).

bigbarada
12-28-2010, 08:46 PM
I saw The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader last week. This was my second favorite book of the Narnia series when I was a kid (A Horse and His Boy being my favorite), but I always knew that it would be a tough film to make since there is no real villain for the story. So I was expecting it to suffer a bit as a stand alone film; however, enough of my favorite scenes from the book made it into the film that I was reasonably happy with it. Also the kid chosen to play Eustace did a great job. A very different take on the character from what I imagined in the book, but he managed to be annoying without being completely unlikable.

Also, Reepicheep has been one of my all-time favorite literary characters ever since I read the books back in high school; so it was great to see him portrayed so well in the film.

I just wish the merchandising for the Narnia franchise was more successful, I would love to have a life-sized Reepicheep figure.

Rocketboy
12-28-2010, 11:36 PM
I've been following his work for about 3 years. I think once it gets explained though, it becomes a little less interesting.I love the fine arts, especially Pop Art, so I figured I'd love the film, especially after the hype around it. And I'd heard of Banksy, but only vaguely familiar with his work.
But I also think the questionable credibility of the film lingered in the back of my mind and may have had an impact on my enjoyment of it.