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Ji'dai
10-24-2006, 10:07 AM
I watched a little bit of Dawn of the Dead remake on USA the other day. I was amazed how little (if any) of the violence and gore was removed. They did block nearly all the curse words and blurred the nudity though. The censorship on cable is pretty skewed IMO.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
10-24-2006, 10:32 AM
I watched a little bit of Dawn of the Dead remake on USA the other day. I was amazed how little (if any) of the violence and gore was removed. They did block nearly all the curse words and blurred the nudity though. The censorship on cable is pretty skewed IMO.

I noticed that too! The commercial said, "UNCUT AND EXTENDED!" and i figured, "eh, i'll flip between that and the game." Most, if not all of the gore was in tact, but the cussing was gone! And i can understand the nudity, but cussing! it's USA!

Speaking of DOTD, I picked up "Slither" this morning. Can't wait to watch it sometime this week! :thumbsup:

2-1B
10-24-2006, 08:04 PM
Have you seen it yet, JMG ? :)

I did in the theater and liked it but I think I'll like it more with repeat DVD viewings.

sith_killer_99
10-24-2006, 08:14 PM
The Omen
Silent Hill
Butterfly Effect 2

Silent Hill was soooo much batter than I was expecting!:D

Jedi_Master_Guyute
10-24-2006, 09:06 PM
Have you seen it yet, JMG ? :)

I did in the theater and liked it but I think I'll like it more with repeat DVD viewings.

What? "Slither?" Oh hells yeah. My Pops and I saw it back in April and laughed our a--es off. It has some great lines of dialogue. James is on my myspace list (he actually replies/talks with ya. kinda cool!) and he gave away a crapload of stuff yesterday and I missed it all. I didn't even want anything autographed really, just a boxset of the DVD collection of "Walking With Dinosaurs." hehehehe It's definately a flick you'll enjoy if you love that old 1950's B-horror cinema as well as classic gorey stuff. Good buy! :thumbsup:

2-1B
10-24-2006, 09:47 PM
James is the best, I love how he uses "Grant Grant" as his screen name. :D

He was the only member of the Fangoria Slither panel I didn't get a pic with, it was paparazzi style for that one. :( He's a hell of a nice guy though and a blast to talk to for a moment. Plus he's got the hottest wife in showbiz. :thumbsup:

sith_killer_99
10-24-2006, 10:09 PM
I just rented...

Slither
An American Haunting
Click

I will watch Slither tomorrow!


He's a hell of a nice guy though and a blast to talk to for a moment.

That's cool, it's always good to see hollywood types who care about the fans. I remember when I camped out at C3, Zach Jensen came out of the hotel, in the freezing cold and rain and hung out with us for a while. He was soo stoked about being there and he was really amazed at the dedicated fans! He took pics with anyone that had a camera and wanted a pic.:D

Rocketboy
10-25-2006, 09:48 AM
Nacho Libre.
Pretty good. As bad as a I heard it was, I was a bit afraid. Definitely not the best comedy but it had some great moments.

Slicker
10-25-2006, 07:39 PM
I watched Just Friends and it was yet again another funny as hell Ryan Reynolds movie. It's another quotable movie and watching it with my roommate makes it that much better because we both laugh at the same stupid crap that would get us strange looks from other people.

2-1B
10-25-2006, 07:50 PM
"I swear" Slicker, "I swear"...;)

SK99, that's awesome that ZJen came out like that, I love the down to Earth nature some people have. :)

JetsAndHeels
10-25-2006, 07:53 PM
I picked up Slither today...going to watch it late tonight or tomorrow.

Turbowars
10-25-2006, 08:13 PM
I just rented...

Slither
An American Haunting
Click

I will watch Slither tomorrow!




Good picks. I just saw An American Haunting last night. It was a great story and it was nice to get away from a Slasher film. I think you will like it. Slither is FUN and you should like it too. I love the blond that's in it. I fell in love with her in 40 year old Virgin. Click is sitting on my TV, but I didn't want to see it in the Theater and I really don't care to see it at home, but I'll sit through it because my wife asked me to. NetFlix is awesome and saves me a ton of $.

JimJamBonds
10-26-2006, 03:06 PM
Watched School of Rock last night.

2-1B
10-26-2006, 08:17 PM
Was it School of Rock or School of *ock ? :confused: OR was it Everybody Loves Raymond ? lol

JimJamBonds
10-26-2006, 11:08 PM
Was it School of Rock or School of *ock ? :confused: OR was it Everybody Loves Raymond ? lol

It was School of Rock but I followed it up with this great mix tape I made. It has all sorts of great scenes I was into a few years ago.

sith_killer_99
10-27-2006, 11:38 AM
Slither ROCKED! I laughed soo hard it hurt!

An American Haunting was good, different, not exactly what I expected, but definatly worth watching.

Click, Adam Sandler scores another hit in my book.:D

Jedi_Master_Guyute
10-27-2006, 12:12 PM
Slither ROCKED! I laughed soo hard it hurt!



Yeah, i rewatched it last night and enjoyed it again. It has some fabulous dialogue."Gina is a country....where 'Ginese people come from." and i love how Bill's buddy says, "Surprised you can pick up that beer you've been carryin' that torch for so long."

If you get a chance, watch the extra on the disc called, "Who is Bill Pardy?" It's HYSTERICAL. :thumbsup:

Kidhuman
10-27-2006, 03:36 PM
I caught American History X and Mallrats last night. Two great movies on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Why evcerytime I see AHX, I just wanna curb someone?

Turbowars
10-27-2006, 05:19 PM
Why everytime I see AHX, I just wanna curb someone?Yeah like my landlord. I love that movie.

UKWildcat
10-30-2006, 08:45 PM
I just got Slither in the mail today so I'll be taking that one down this weekend. I can't wait either! :thumbsup:

Lets see here, what have I watched recently??? I watched Nacho Libre the other day. It was better than I was anticipating but not as good as Napoleon Dynamite IMO. I also saw X-Men 3 for the first time. I rather enjoyed it although I will say it is probably my least favorite out of the 3 films. I watched a couple of other movies but I can't recall what they were.

Ohh, I also started watching Scrubs Season 4 which I'm trying to get through before the 6th season starts.

Kidhuman
10-30-2006, 09:34 PM
I love Scrubs, been watching it on Com. Central every night I can. Love the back to back episodes.

UKWildcat
10-30-2006, 09:48 PM
Yea, I love Scrubs as well. Its a fantastic show, one I'm glad I got into and I'm also glad it is moving to the Thursday night lineup. :thumbsup:

Anyways, here's a funny tidbit. I actually first started watching Scrubs last season(5th) w/o previously seeing the show at all; but thanks to DVD, I have seen all of the seasons except for the 4th one, that was just recently released. Yes, it got pretty confusing at times. So my plan is to watch all of the 4th Season on DVD before the 6th one starts up. That way, I have seen all of Seasons/Episodes, even if they were out order and whatnot. lol

DarkArtist
10-31-2006, 07:28 AM
Well since it's Halloween, I have been watching the AMC horrorfest alot. Watched the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 & 2 last night, (what a crappy series of movies) Hellrasier, Halloween. It funny as a kid the Texas Chainsaw always gave me a scare just looking at Leatherface, not even watching the movie, yet now all I see is a ridiculous idea made even worse with a remake. Oh Well, perhaps I shouldn't have watched it in the first place, perhaps I would still have that scare in me.

Ji'dai
10-31-2006, 12:56 PM
I liked X-Men 3 but wasn't all that impressed with The Omen, which was not much of an improvement over the original.

A lesbian vampire sired by Dracula enthralls and feeds off beautiful women in the 1971 German psychadelic flick Vampyros Lesbos. This one seemed more like soft-porn rather than a horror flick, and was pretty awful.

The recently deceased return to seek vengeance on the living in 1955's Creature with the Atom Brain. Typical 50's sci-fi with a deported gangster seeking revenge on the men who framed him using radiation-powered corpses devised by a Nazi scientist. Mild-mannered, clean-cut, pipe-smoking police scientist Chet Walker, M.D. is on the case, though, with a June Cleaver-esque wife and cute kiddie in tow.

You might also avoid George Romero's The Crazies, his 1973 revisit to mindless zombies. This time a biological virus mistakenly dropped on a small town causes the citizenry to become raving lunatics. A bumbling military quarantines the area, and soon you have open warfare between the corpse-robbing soldiers, the infected, and a handful of resistance fighters trying to break out of the area.

Kidhuman
10-31-2006, 08:51 PM
Watched Batman Begins tonight.

JetsAndHeels
10-31-2006, 10:11 PM
Well since it's Halloween, I have been watching the AMC horrorfest alot.

I have watched alot of that also. I caught most of the Halloween and Friday the 13th movies on there, plus the Exorcist and both Hellraisers. I love that Monsterfest they do each year...too bad its about over.

UKWildcat
10-31-2006, 10:25 PM
Speaking of Halloween, I am watching the "Roseanne" Marathon on NICK right now. They always had some of, if not the best, Halloween ep. specials on TV. Classic stuff! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Jedi_Master_Guyute
11-01-2006, 11:07 AM
Watched the 1941 horror classic, "The Wolf Man" last night. Good flick. I was trying to get my hands on the original "Dracula" and "Frankenstein" from the library, but alas, no dice. They had "Nosferatu" but they only had on that old format.........what was it called..............VH- something. :p

Jayspawn
11-01-2006, 10:56 PM
I watched Mars Attacks last night. Love that movie!

"Do the Martians have 2 sexes, like we do?"

JimJamBonds
11-02-2006, 06:31 PM
A lesbian vampire sired by Dracula enthralls and feeds off beautiful women in the 1971 German psychadelic flick Vampyros Lesbos. This one seemed more like soft-porn rather than a horror flick, and was pretty awful.

By "awful" do you mean "awesome?"

Rocketboy
11-02-2006, 11:04 PM
Finally got around to watching "16 Blocks" after having it for a few weeks. One of Bruce Willis' best in a while and I'm starting to like Mos Def more and more as an actor (Good to see "The Italian Job" wasn't a fluke for him).

While in Chicago last weekend, I got a chance to see "Shortbus"...great movie (for many reasons) and that's all I can really say about it on this forum.

Ji'dai
11-03-2006, 01:48 PM
By "awful" do you mean "awesome?" No, it was pretty bad. It was one of the "sexploitation" films from that era and apparently has a small cult following. Sundance channel has been airing quite a few of them recently.

Two men driving a herd of horses from Oregon to Wyoming become unlikely wards to a group of Chinese prostitutes in the made-for-cable western Broken Trail. This one was passable but not something I'd want to sit through again.

JimJamBonds
11-03-2006, 04:26 PM
Wow that sounds great as well, its time I call my cable provider to get the Sundance Channel. :p

UKWildcat
11-03-2006, 04:55 PM
Wow that sounds great as well, its time I call my cable provider to get the Sundance Channel. :p

lol You funny JJB.



I watched Saw III yesterday, which I really enjoyed. Probably my favorite out of the trilogy. :thumbsup:

Today I watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which I had never seen before. I wasn't a big fan of the film either. Deep's version of Wonka was weird to say the least, kinda disturbing at times. I don't know... Its probably a movie I will never watch again.

Tonight I am going to watch Slither!!! Needless to say, I can't wait! :D

2-1B
11-04-2006, 09:55 AM
Anchorman and Saw III last night, plus a few episodes of The Office.

I basically watch The Office every day, anywhere from 1 to 4 episodes so I should probably just make that a sticky post somewhere.

JimJamBonds
11-05-2006, 09:10 AM
Anchorman and Saw III Friday night, plus a few episodes of The Office.

Funny so did I. ;) I saw The Prestige last night, pretty good although a few to many twist and turns to quickly at the end there.

UKWildcat
11-06-2006, 09:27 PM
I watched Slither the other night and enjoyed it very much. It was very fun. The effects and acting were good. Gregg Henry was hilarious throughout. lol I do wish Jenna was in it a little more though, can I get an "Amen" Caesar?, but Banks was very nice though. It was a good blind buy. Thanks again for that auto you hooked me up with a while back Caesar.:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Last night I watched The Truman Show. Outstanding movie! :thumbsup:

2-1B
11-06-2006, 09:58 PM
I do wish Jenna was in it a little more though, can I get an "Amen" Caesar?

"Hallelujah!"

Did you notice James' cameo in the beginning of the movie?

Ji'dai
11-07-2006, 12:05 PM
What do Michael Madsen, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Meatloaf all have in common? Well, they all agreed to do Bloodrayne, a craptacular adaptation of the hit video game. Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3) is Rayne, a half-human, half-vampire hybrid who sets out to destroy her evil vampire father with the help of a secret society of vampire hunters. The fight choreography seems amateurish at times, though never lacking for blood and gore. The best thing about this movie is Kristanna's boobs; the pair making the most of their cameo appearance since the pan & scan version of T3.

UKWildcat
11-07-2006, 10:18 PM
I saw Bloodrayne a while back Ji'dai. The only thing it had going for it was the blood and gore (which was overwhelming at times if I remember correctly) and the boobs, as you mentioned. :lipsrsealed: Other than that, it was much like a turd..


Did you notice James' cameo in the beginning of the movie?

Yeah, that was great. I actually thought he was going to be in the movie more but then I remembered he wrote and directed it. :D I did miss L. Kaufmans' cameo though, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for him the next time I watch it, which probably won't be too far from now.

Btw, I really liked how Brenda was watching The Toxic Avenger. That was sweet. :thumbsup:

JimJamBonds
11-07-2006, 10:41 PM
Btw, I really liked how Brenda was watching The Toxic Avenger. That was sweet. :thumbsup:

Lloyd Kaufman (writer/director of Toxic) gave James Gunn a start.... Lloyd is also in Slither.

2-1B
11-07-2006, 10:52 PM
I did miss L. Kaufmans' cameo though, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for him the next time I watch it, which probably won't be too far from now.

He's in one of the background scenes as a townie, I haven't had a chance to watch the DVD yet so I can't give you an exact timepoint or anything. He is in there though, briefly. :D

UKWildcat
11-07-2006, 11:02 PM
Lloyd Kaufman (writer/director of Toxic) gave James Gunn a start.... Lloyd is also in Slither.

I'm aware. Thats why I mentioned Toxic after speaking about Kaufman and how I missed his cameo. :p ;)

Are you into Troma at all JJB? There was a thread somewhere around here where Caesar and I were talking about Kaufman/Troma. Might have been the Lollilove thread?!?! Just curious if you are into it at all? I only have the classics like The Toxic Avenger (21st Anniv. ed) and Class of Nukem High (Box Set). I also have the Toxies Top Ten set, that has 10 films in it (none of which I have gotten around to viewing yet).


He's in one of the background scenes as a townie, I haven't had a chance to watch the DVD yet so I can't give you an exact timepoint or anything. He is in there though, briefly. :D

Sweet, I'll be sure to keep an eye out. I'll probably end up watching Slither again w/in the next day or so. :thumbsup:

JimJamBonds
11-07-2006, 11:05 PM
Are you into Troma at all JJB?

Not really although I love Toxie! Caesar gave me a copy of Lollilove so that is how I knew about the Kaufman connection.

UKWildcat
11-09-2006, 08:33 PM
Not really although I love Toxie! Caesar gave me a copy of Lollilove so that is how I knew about the Kaufman connection.

Cool, I hear that. What did you think of Lollilove? I'm actually surprised he gave you a copy of that movie considering how much he hated it. ;) lol



A couple of nights ago I watched Outbreak, I really like that movie. Last night I watched about half of the Labyrinth before I feel asleep. I'm going to try and finish it tonight. :thumbsup:

JimJamBonds
11-10-2006, 08:27 AM
Cool, I hear that. What did you think of Lollilove? I'm actually surprised he gave you a copy of that movie considering how much he hated it. ;) lol

I didn't ask for it I was just gifted it a few weeks ago. I started watching it late one night but I didn't get t hrough it. It seems ok although I did notice a few holes in it. ;)

UKWildcat
11-14-2006, 08:55 AM
I watched the Borat movie last Friday. Needless to say, it was hilarious! lol I can't wait for the dvd to come out. :thumbsup:

A couple of nights ago I finally got around to watch Feast. It was pretty good too, I really enjoyed it. I was really pleased. Krista Allen is wicked hot too. :love:

I got the new Oldboy SE Tin (see my sig line) in the mail yesterday and I can't wait to check it out. Definitely on the top of my to-watch list. The set/packaging (like Band of Brothers) is awesome and is easily one of my favorite sets in my colleciton.

Ji'dai
11-15-2006, 02:30 PM
I finally got An American Haunting from the library and watched it last night. I like a good ghost story, but this one was okay, not really spectacular.

Legend of 1900 is back in rotation on some of the premium cable channels. Boilermen on a luxury steamship discover an abandoned newborn aboard and raise the boy, a musical prodigy, who eventually becomes a virtuoso pianist with the ship's orchestra and never goes ashore his entire life. It's one of those films that you watch when there's nothing else on and end up being drawn into the story.

UKWildcat
11-18-2006, 10:43 AM
I finally got An American Haunting from the library and watched it last night. I like a good ghost story, but this one was okay, not really spectacular.

I still haven't seen An American Haunting but it is in my Netflix Queue. I'm really looking forward to seeing it although I'm not going in with the highest expectations. Hopefully I won't want the 1hr 1/2 of my life back when I'm finished watching it. :upset:

I watched a couple of movies last night that I have never seen before. First up was, The Da Vinci Code. This movie was actually much better than I was anticipating. I had heard mixed things about it, mostly negative things, but it wasn't that bad at all. Some parts of the movie seemed kinda slow or sluggish at times, but it was almost 2.5hrs long. I do plan on watching it again b/c I'm sure there are some things that I didn't pick up the first time around. FYI, I didn't read the book so I have no idea how it stacks up to it. Tom Hanks did a really good job as usual, as did Audrey Tautou, whom I had never heard of before. She really surprised me. Overall, I was pleastantly surprised with this one, since I had low expectations going in, and I'm looking forward to checking it out again sometime in the near future. I would easily recommend it as a rental.

The movie I watched after that was Keeping Up With The Steins. I really knew abosultely nothing about this one going in, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. It turned out to be a decent little comedy with a nice story. It wasn't one of best comedies that I have seen lately, but certainly not the worst. Jeremy Piven did a really good job as Adam Fiedler, mainly b/c he acted exactly like Ari in Entourage for which he won an Emmy. Really though, in this movie Piven even had the same job, being an Agent for those Hollywood types. I'd definitely say he was type-cast for this movie. Garry Marshall and Jaime Gertz co-starred and both did pretty good jobs, especially Marshall. This is another movie I could recommend as a rental although some may want to skip it. If you are a fan of Ari, I mean Piven, you should most certainly check it out.

Ji'dai
11-23-2006, 08:29 AM
Picked up Transformers: The Movie at the library and was finally able to get through it. Last time I saw this one was in the theatre, but it took me three days to watch it this time. I liked the inclusion of the old TV toy commercials in the DVD extras. They were poor quality and looked like they came from someone's old VHS recordings. Think they blurred the actor's faces so they wouldn't have to pay 'em royalties? Still, it was fun to watch them. I'd like to see some Kenner Star Wars commercials with the next Lucasfilm release.

UKWildcat
11-27-2006, 09:42 PM
He's in one of the background scenes as a townie, I haven't had a chance to watch the DVD yet so I can't give you an exact timepoint or anything. He is in there though, briefly. :D


Sweet, I'll be sure to keep an eye out. I'll probably end up watching Slither again w/in the next day or so. :thumbsup:

Well I finally got around to watching Slither again the other day and still wasn't able to pick out Kaufman! :mad: lol Great movie though, I enjoyed it even more the second time around. That Gregg Henry is awesome in that movie. lol:thumbsup:

I also got around to watching Oldboy. Excellent stuff!

I watched Jon Tucker Must Die the other night, my brother made me. I would have stopped watching it if Sophia Bush wasn't in it. She's swell. :love:


Has anyone watched any really good movies that were recently released on dvd? or just in general for that matter? I'm hurtin' to watch a quality film that I haven't seen yet. Any and all recommendations would be appreciated. :)

Jedi_Master_Guyute
11-28-2006, 06:29 AM
I FINALLY got my copy of "Serenity" from DDD and I tossed it in last night. Fantastic flick and a great way to bring "Firefly" to the big screen. I was kinda bummed that two of my favorite characters got canned, but what can ya do? Shame that Joss didn't have a slight hand in the PT it would've made them a bit more, ya know, fun and enjoyable? Not so drab at times? Great flick and i do hope that Joss swallows his pride and pitches his follow up to Fox.

Goign to pick up "Superman Returns" and "Clerks II" today after my class. wooo wooooooo! :lipsrsealed:

DarkArtist
11-28-2006, 08:29 AM
Had an animation weekend:

GI Joe the Movie
Transformers the Movie
Secret of Nimh
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

also caught the end of Goblet of Fire (love the graeyard scene), harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, X3, and I watched the bonus DVD that came with Sith - The story of Skywalker.

DarkArtist
11-28-2006, 08:30 PM
just watched the Richard Donner version of Superman II and all I can say is WOW. It's like watching a completely new film. It's much darker and has a stronger sense of value then the original, the way Superman actually feels about being Superman, the whole new footage of Brando the film is just a masterpiece. Will have to watch the original again and compare them but I think the Donner Version will kick it's *ss.

DarkArtist
11-30-2006, 07:26 AM
just watched Superman Returns. was finally able to enjoy the film without having ten screaming, giggling 13 year olds in a small theater. it got annoying everytime Superman appeared on the screen they would all shout " Oh look it's Superdope" Why waste the $9 a ticket and the other $20 for food on a movie that you don't want to see ?

JetsAndHeels
11-30-2006, 09:32 AM
Why waste the $9 a ticket and the other $20 for food on a movie that you don't want to see ?

Because people are stupid. It's the universal truth.

Glad you enjoyed it on your own this time. That's the beauty of dvds and home entertainment.

UKWildcat
12-02-2006, 12:43 PM
Speaking of Superman, I watched Superman Returns again last night. I still thought it was a good movie although I think I enjoyed it more the first time I saw it, which was in the theater.

I started watching The World At War set the other day. So far I've watched 5 episodes. It is very well done and I can't wait to watch more.

I also watched a horrible movie the other day called Live Feed. Even if you are a horror fan, skip it. It was the worst piece of filmmaking I've seen in a long while.

master jedi
12-05-2006, 02:25 AM
I just rented Superman Returns. This was the second time I've seen it. I thought it really sucked when I saw it tin theater. I tried giving it a second chance this time but I thought it was even worse the second time. I just don't think it's a good movie. The original Christopher Reeve Superman movie has it's flaws but it's way better than this one.

I also rented Clerks 2. Pretty decent movie. Not nearly as good as the first (by a long shot). Though it still delivered a load of laughs. But you do have to switch on the childish humor part of your brain.

DarkArtist
12-05-2006, 06:08 PM
just watched Goblet of Fire again. love the graveyard scene.

Kidhuman
12-05-2006, 09:22 PM
I watched the Longest Yard yesterday. I hate Sandler movies now, but i liked this for everyone else in it.

Rocketboy
12-05-2006, 09:51 PM
I watched the Longest Yard yesterday. I hate Sandler movies now, but i liked this for everyone else in it.Someone's a Nelly fan.

Kidhuman
12-05-2006, 10:13 PM
Thats who the running back was, I liked Michael Irving, Goldberg, the Old Italian guy and the rest of the team. Even Steve Austin was funny.

DarthQuack
12-05-2006, 11:30 PM
I've been watching the Ultimate Superman Collection, currently on III, Donner's cut was awesome in my opinion.

JimJamBonds
12-06-2006, 09:01 AM
I watched the Longest Yard yesterday. I hate Sandler movies now, but i liked this for everyone else in it.


Someone's a Nelly fan.

I think its either 1) Sean Sailsbury or maybe 2) Dan Patrick.

Ji'dai
12-06-2006, 02:44 PM
I watched Anatomy of Murder with Jimmy Stewart last night. Didn't intend to stay up so late but it was a good movie. Stewart plays a "small town country lawyer" defending an army lieutenant for murdering the man who raped his lascivious wife. Directed by Otto Preminger, this 1959 film caused quite a stir in it's day with it's "raunchy" dialogue and implied sexual language, though pretty tame by today's standards.

General_Grievous
12-06-2006, 02:51 PM
I saw "Happy Feet" over the weekend. It was cute. Robin Willliams was great in it. It's no Pixar movie but it's definitely worth a watch.

I also got a chance to watch "Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut". It was cool seeing Brando in the movie and the new beginning, but deep down, I still prefer the original cut of the movie. This to me was kind of a counterpart "deleted scenes" movie to "Superman II", kind of like how "Wake Up, Ron Burgundy" was to "Anchorman". Only it doesn't suck like "Wake Up, Ron Burgundy" did.

UKWildcat
12-09-2006, 01:49 PM
I watched a couple of movies last night.

The first one I watched was Pulse, which stars Kristen Bell and is a remake of a Japanese movie of the same name. I saw the original Japanese version a year or so ago and didn't really like it. When I heard that we (America) were remaking this movie I was somewhat excited. I thought this was one we could remake and actually have it be better than the Japanese original... boy was I wrong. This movie was bad! It wasn't even scary either; not one bit! You could tell where a lot of the scenes tried to be scary but they failed, miserably. The movie started out kinda slow but it looked kinda promising. But by the ending, it got just plain stupid. One of the few dim brightspots was Kristen Bell, who is hella cute btw, and some of the special effects were well done. Other than that, it was just awful. Unless you are a hardcore fan of the genre, or K. Bell, I would highly recommend you skip this one.

After the dreadful Pulse, I switched gears and watched a comedy called Accepted which stars that one fellow from Jeeper's Creepers and the Mac commercials. I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this movie but it turned out to be decent. It wasn't the funniest movie I have seen but it had laughs consistantly throughout. Most all of the co-stars were all nobodies or relatively new-comers (with exception to Lewis Black) but they all did good jobs. I was actually pleasantly surprised with the cast. New comer Blake Lively was great as was Diora Baird. :lipsrsealed: I would recommend this movie as a rental.

pbarnard
12-09-2006, 02:42 PM
Watched Polar Express last night, very enjoyable. As I study for finals/write papers right now I have Season 1 of Stargate Atlantis playing in the background.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
12-09-2006, 04:19 PM
I finished all my Graduate Papers a few weeks early (30 pagesish), so I've been able to do NOTHING for the last week or so; it's been magical. I was able to knock down the following:
-Smallville season 4 (i'm catching it up on the show; hopefully getting season 5 for christmas and then i'll use other methods to get the episodes from 6 i need to see)
- Elf (quite possibly my favorite christmas movie, ever. Hysterical stuff. Plus, c'mon, Zoey Danschel; gorgeous and such a puurrty voice)
- The Office season 2 (just random episodes while i eat/do dishes. This show never gets old for me)
- Clerks II (great film all around)
- and now i'm about 19 episodes into a Kids in the Hall marathon. I have the first 4 seasons and hopefully the last one for christmas.

I love downtime. :thumbsup:

JetsAndHeels
12-09-2006, 06:33 PM
I watched "Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man's Chest" last night. Thought it was really good. It did a good job of setting up another installment, so I am excited about that.

2-1B
12-10-2006, 07:38 PM
I polished off Seinfeld Season 7 over a 4 day period...up next is Family Guy volume 4.

and I still watch The Office on a daily basis.

UKWildcat
12-10-2006, 07:50 PM
I finally got around to watching V for Vendetta last night for the first time and I absolutely loved it. It wasn't quite what I was expecting but I was pleasantly surprised with the story and how it played out. The writing, acting, directing, everything, was very well done. The Wachowski bros. definitely redeemed themselves with this movie, IMO. I'm really looking forward to watching V again and checking out the extras. It was one of the best "blind buys" that I've made in a long time. I can highly recommend this one as a rental for those who haven't seen it yet, although there probably aren't many of you.:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Good work on Seinfeld season 7 Cae. 4 days ain't bad at all!

2-1B
12-10-2006, 08:54 PM
thanks, I pretty much went 1 disc per day, marathon style. Plus I took down many of the extras, so it took a fair amount of time. :)

Jedi_Master_Guyute
12-10-2006, 09:43 PM
good call Wildcat! I had the urge to watch V this afternoon and that movie is still fantastic. That ending scene with the few thousand V's is so surreal and great to see. Plus, V is so elegant in how he presents himself. Great film! :thumbsup:

Picking up WTC on Tuesday. It's taking all my energy not to get Smallville season 5 as i really want to continue my marathon, but i'll wait to see if i get it for Christmas. Plus, i'll be grading portfolios most of the week and then I go back to work. I will be renting Ricky Bobby this week as I never got around to seeing it and i heard great things. :thumbsup:

Slicker
12-10-2006, 10:06 PM
I watched Necessary Roughness on HBO today. That is the BEST sports movie in existence...bar none.




"Shut up!! Or you will anger me."

Rocketboy
12-10-2006, 10:07 PM
I watched Necessary Roughness on HBO today. That is the BEST sports movie in existence...bar non.Major League.

2-1B
12-10-2006, 10:22 PM
I don't plan to watch Ricky Bobby on DVD, that is unless I do so while skipping ahead to the handful of good parts. I'd like to see the Amy Adams scenes again.

Slicker
12-10-2006, 10:26 PM
Major League.That's a close second but not as good in my book.

2-1B
12-10-2006, 10:28 PM
are you guys forgetting DrumLine ?

Rocketboy
12-10-2006, 10:31 PM
That's a close second but not as good in my book.Oh, I forgot, you're a Sinbad fan.

2-1B
12-11-2006, 06:03 PM
I'd hike a ball to Kathy Ireland.

Ji'dai
12-12-2006, 08:53 PM
I caught Nightwatch on cable the other day. Ewan MacGregor plays a law student who works as the night watchman at a hospital's creepy morgue. MacGregor soon becomes embroiled in a murder investigation after some suspicious incidents involving the morgue's occupants occur during his watch. Nick Nolte plays the sympathetic detective trying to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Picked up Slither, DaVinci Code, and Poseiden from the library recently.

Slither was probably the best of the three. I picked up the book, so hopefully it's good too.

The ship disaster flick was worth a look but I'm glad I didn't pay to see it. Poor Fergie went down with the ship, so now only the fishes will know if she really was Ferg-A-Licious.

As for DaVinci Code, I really enjoyed Dan Brown's novel, so the movie was a bit anti-climatic. Then again, I didn't have high expectations for it anyway.

DarkArtist
12-12-2006, 09:28 PM
just watched "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" the cartoon version. I liked the Ron Howard / Jim Carrey version but the animated Boris Karloff masterpiece still is the best.:thumbsup:

2-1B
12-12-2006, 10:27 PM
I watched Rocky tonight to kick off my 5 movie marathon in preparation for next week's release of Rocky 6.

Rocky is a classic, I love it even more as an adult than I did as a kid. :)

Slicker
12-12-2006, 11:16 PM
I watched the newest episode of House. Great episode too.


That damn cop is really starting to pi55 me off. He does such a good job of acting that I now hate him as a person.

El Chuxter
12-13-2006, 10:24 AM
I've never watched the Grinch remake, nor do I intend to.

2-1B
12-13-2006, 10:57 PM
I saw the first part of House last night for the first time and I turned it off. There's no way I could take a full hour of that programming.

The Grinch movie was horrible, just painful when I saw it in the theater.

I just watched Rocky II tonight as part of my Rocky marathon...I think I like it even more than the first one. It's got a bit of a cheese factor to it while the first one is more gritty...but what can I say, I love them both. :)

Ji'dai
12-14-2006, 01:57 PM
I didn't care for the live-action Grinch movie when I first saw it in theatres, but I'll sometimes watch it again this time of year. I did watch Charlie Brown's Christmas a week ago and will probably do the animated Grinch one, and then Nat'l Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Plus there's the A Christmas Story marathon on cable. I haven't watched my other childhood favorites, Rudolph and Frosty, in years.

I watched Monster House last night. I thought it was okay with some funny bits here and there. Weird origin story though.. the house is haunted by some circus freak that died in a freak accident. Whew, where did that come from?

I spotted Nacho Libre, Beerfest, and some other recent release at the library but passed on them all. Still hoping to get Superman Returns and Pulse.

UKWildcat
12-15-2006, 06:13 PM
I've never seen the Grinch movie either. I had always heard bad things about it so I never gave it a chance.


...and Pulse.

*shudders* - I thought that movie was pretty awful.


A couple of nights ago I watched Home Alone for the first time in many years. M. Culkin is much harder to tolerate now that I am older. Found him to be very obnoxious at times. Even with that said, it is still a pretty good (Christmas) movie.

Right now I am watching Leon The Professional which is a fantastic movie. Gotta love some Gary Oldman... and that young girl, uhhh, whats her name? ;)

2-1B
12-15-2006, 07:39 PM
well said Yuke, Leon is a great film. :)

Rocky III last night to continue my marathon...I'm now halfway through the film series. :grin: 3 is great with all of the Apollo and Clubber stuff...and let us know forget Thunderlips. lol lol lol

General_Grievous
12-16-2006, 12:13 PM
I watched "From Hell" last night. I expected better, but it was okay. The ending was predictable. I also watched "A Christmas Story" for the hundredth time. Everyone loves that one.:) Going to watch three movies today: "Platoon", "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Rocky". I'm going to have a Rocky marathon, but I've only seen the first one, so Rocky II-V will be new to me.

UKWildcat
12-17-2006, 04:05 PM
I enjoyed From Hell for the most part although some parts of the movie seemed slow. Heather Graham's accent also got annoying rather quickly.

A couple of nights ago I watched Black Christmas and Clerks II. I enjoyed both movies although the ending of Black Chrstmas was kinda WTF'ish. Kinda looking forward to the remake, mainly to see how they end it.

Last night I watched Beerfest and it was better than I was anticipating. It wasn't as good as Super Troopers, but it was better than Club Dread and Dukes IMO.

DarkArtist
12-18-2006, 12:53 PM
watched Christmas Vacation last night. and A Christmas Story on Friday. Love these two movies, can't wait till Christmas Eve and catch the 24 hours of A Christmas Story. still have yet to watch it's a Wonderful Life, one of these nights I'll catch it.

Slicker
12-18-2006, 03:37 PM
I watched Beerfest last night and, although not as good as Super Troopers, it was good for several laughs.


The boobies within the first couple of minutes helped too.;)

General_Grievous
12-19-2006, 02:22 PM
I just finished my Rocky marathon.

The original Rocky was classic as always.

Rocky II was slow at parts but it had a good ending.

Rocky III was good except for the corny Hulk Hogan bit.

Rocky IV had an awesome opponent in Ivan Drago, but it could have done without the stupid robot.

and finally...

Rocky V was complete garbage. I thought it was the worst of the five.

I'm still seeing Rocky Balboa this week.

Slicker
12-19-2006, 02:29 PM
I
Rocky IV had an awesome opponent in Ivan Drago, but it could have done without the stupid robot. *backs away slowly to avoid Caesars "Fists of Fury"*

Kidhuman
12-19-2006, 02:51 PM
What, that robot made the G**da*n movie. BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!

2-1B
12-19-2006, 04:32 PM
Rocky 4 two nights ago and Rocky 5 last night. I'm now set for Rocky 6.

I'll refrain from going Clubber Lang on Double G up there...suffice it to say I strongly disagree about the knock against Thunder Lips and the Robot. What about at the end when it's wearing a Santa hat and beard ? ? ? :beard:

And Rocky 5 is a good movie, not the best of the bunch but it's still good. Better than Rocky 4, I feel.

Rocketboy
12-19-2006, 04:50 PM
Drago should have fought the robot in a spin-off.

General_Grievous
12-20-2006, 03:12 PM
I had no idea that the robot had this kind of a cult following. I just thought it was too campy. I was half expecting it to be at Apollo's funeral. Speaking of Apollo, he was my favorite character, and I probably took my anger out on the robot. :p

2-1B
12-20-2006, 09:44 PM
I had no idea that the robot had this kind of a cult following. I just thought it was too campy. I was half expecting it to be at Apollo's funeral. Speaking of Apollo, he was my favorite character, and I probably took my anger out on the robot. :p

The Robot should have been at Apollo's funeral.

I saw Rocky 6 tonight. The Saga is Complete. Beautiful film.

General_Grievous
12-21-2006, 05:42 PM
Just saw Rocky Balboa. It was the best Rocky since Rocky II. Stallone was great. Even at 60, he's still got it. And it was cool seeing all the familiar places from the previous movies. Mason Dixon was a decent opponent, but he was no Creed or Drago. And I wish Adrian could have been in it, but it's still a great movie, regardless. Judging from best to worst of the series: I, II, VI, IV, III, V. This was a great farewell for them. Started on a good note, ended on a good note.

2-1B
12-21-2006, 06:13 PM
How can you say 4 is better than 3 ? lol

It's because of the robot, isn't it ? ;)

General_Grievous
12-21-2006, 06:49 PM
:D That robot will be the death of me.

Actually, I liked III and IV equally. I just put IV first cause of the awesome soundtrack (which included a reprise of "Eye of the Tiger", "Hearts on Fire",and that James Brown song).

2-1B
12-21-2006, 08:11 PM
Can't argue with that, sir. Please don't forget "Burning Heart" which is also by Survivor ! :grin:

UKWildcat
12-21-2006, 11:54 PM
[interrupt Rocky discussion]

Watched Lady in the Water and A Scanner Darkly the other night.

[/end interruption of Rocky discussion]

General_Grievous
12-23-2006, 10:34 PM
Just watched The Ringer on Cinemax. It was actually pretty funny. Brian Cox was (surprisingly) hilarious, and Katherine Heigl is smokin'! Overall, it was worth a watch.

JimJamBonds
12-23-2006, 10:35 PM
And I wish Adrian could have been in it,...

How could she still put up with him wanting to fight? Besides her death plays a wee bit into the story.

2-1B
12-23-2006, 11:56 PM
I saw Rocky Balboa for the second time in 3 days.

Ji'dai
12-24-2006, 09:46 PM
Tried to watch A Sound of Thunder but ultimately gave up after twenty minutes. Released last year, it stars Ben "I already have an Oscar so I can do any piece of crap I want" Kingsley and is based on the Ray Bradbury short story most of us probably read in junior high. The CG graphics were amateurish and looked like renderings from some video game rather than a feature film.

Finally wrangled a copy of Superman Returns from the library. I liked this one - I was sooo glad they didn't spend the first half of the movie on the boring, obligatory superhero origin story everyone already knows. I wish the other comic adaptations had been like this one.

Recorded Countess Dracula's Orgy of Blood off STARZ late last week and finally got around to watching it. There was a plot here but I lost it amid the lousy dialogue, bad camera work, and the multiple busty girl-on-girl lesbo sex romps. It was written and directed by Donald F. Glut, who penned quite few classic 80's cartoon episodes in such luminary series as The Transformers, Spiderman & Friends, and He-Man. Apparently he does soft-porn these days. Hey, a man's gotta eat, right?

Turbowars
12-24-2006, 11:20 PM
Saw Feast last night and I have to say it was good. A fun horror flick that cuts through all the BS and gets to the Blood and gore.

I also saw HardCandy awhile back and it's also worth a viewing if you like indie films.

Kidhuman
12-25-2006, 07:56 AM
Watched The Great White last night. Never heard of the movie, but it had some good actors in it. Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Woody Harrelson, Giovani Rabisi, W. Earl Brown. Overall a funny interseting movie. Would reccomend it.

Rocketboy
12-25-2006, 11:00 PM
Saw Rocky Balboa.
Meh.
Could have done without most of the first hour.

Could've used more Drago in it too.

JimJamBonds
12-25-2006, 11:42 PM
Saw Rocky Balboa.
Meh.
Could have done without most of the first hour.

Could've used more Drago in it too.

A Robot cameo would have been nice!

Rocketboy
12-26-2006, 12:04 AM
A Robot cameo would have been nice!Yeah! What did that snot nosed punk ever do with that robot anyway?
They go and explain what happened to Adrian but not the robot? WTF?

JimJamBonds
12-26-2006, 09:05 AM
Yeah! What did that snot nosed punk ever do with that robot anyway?

I'm going to guess that Paulie is the cause of the robot's demise.

2-1B
12-26-2006, 11:31 AM
[star wars internet nerd approach]

Hello ? ? ? ? The Robot was sold at auction in Five.
Duh. :rolleyes:

[/star wars internet nerd approach]

DarkArtist
12-26-2006, 12:12 PM
watched 24 hours of a Christmas Story. well not really 24 hours straight but kept tuning into parts all day and night. looking forward to watching Pirates II some time this week.

El Chuxter
12-26-2006, 01:50 PM
Saw March of the Penguins. It rocked. Penguins are the shiznit.

Except for Happy Feet, which looks like poop.

DarkArtist
12-26-2006, 02:55 PM
Saw March of the Penguins. It rocked. Penguins are the shiznit.

Except for Happy Feet, which looks like poop.

True story, My aunt took my five year old cousin out to see happy feet, after the first 45 minutes my cousin was crying to leave the theater. after they got out my aunt asked what was wrong, and my cousin said that the movie was awful and made hime sad that he asked to see it.

General_Grievous
12-26-2006, 02:57 PM
Watched Clerks II again today. Even made an appropriate avatar and sig. ;)

Kidhuman
12-26-2006, 04:39 PM
Finally watched Super Troopers last night and Damn was I laughing myself silly.

UKWildcat
12-27-2006, 06:46 PM
Over Christmas break I watched Mission Impossible III, and Lady in the Water (again) along with multiple viewings of A Christmas Story. Last night I watched Little Miss Sunshine and Invincible, both of which I really enjoyed. And today I watched V for Vendetta for the second time; I love that movie!

JetsAndHeels
12-27-2006, 06:49 PM
Last night watched The Descent and Accepted. Descent scared me because I am claustrophobic, and Accepted was very very funny.

DarkArtist
12-29-2006, 07:52 AM
Watched Batman Forever last night with the wife. I have to say I actually like this movie, I think it's my fourth favorite out of all the Batman movies. If I had to put them in order from best to last I think it would go something like this:

Batman (Michael Keaton / Jack Nicolson)
Batman Begins (Christian Bale / Liam Nelson)
Batman Forever (Val Kilmer / Jim Carrey)
Batman Returns (Michael Keaton / Danny Devito)
Batman : The Movie (Adam West and Ceaser Romano)
Batman and Robin (George Clooney and Arnold Swartz)

Kidhuman
12-29-2006, 08:24 AM
Watched Clerks 2 and Superman Returns yesterday. Clerks 2 was funny, but not as funny as the original.

Superman Returns was a pretty solid movie. Started off slow but got really good at the end. I was skeptical with the time of the movie, but it moved along pretty quickly.

El Chuxter
12-29-2006, 12:53 PM
Watched Batman Forever last night with the wife. I have to say I actually like this movie, I think it's my fourth favorite out of all the Batman movies. If I had to put them in order from best to last I think it would go something like this:

Batman (Michael Keaton / Jack Nicolson)
Batman Begins (Christian Bale / Liam Nelson)
Batman Forever (Val Kilmer / Jim Carrey)
Batman Returns (Michael Keaton / Danny Devito)
Batman : The Movie (Adam West and Ceaser Romano)
Batman and Robin (George Clooney and Arnold Swartz)

Out of curiosity, where would Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman: Sub-Zero, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, and The Batman Superman Movie fit in, or have you seen those?

Personally, I think Mask of the Phantasm is a very close second behind Batman Begins.

JetsAndHeels
12-29-2006, 12:55 PM
Superman Returns was a pretty solid movie. Started off slow but got really good at the end. I was skeptical with the time of the movie, but it moved along pretty quickly.

Glad you liked it. What was your favorite part(s)?

Kidhuman
12-29-2006, 12:58 PM
I liked the way Luthor encased the crystal in Kryptonite, the plane was a cool scene too.

kool-aid killer
12-29-2006, 03:11 PM
Out of curiosity, where would Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman: Sub-Zero, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, and The Batman Superman Movie fit in, or have you seen those?

Personally, I think Mask of the Phantasm is a very close second behind Batman Begins.

Mask of the Phantasm is good, ive yet to see any of the others though. What did you think of them? Worth it and as good as the toon, or do they lack in some areas?

DarkArtist
12-29-2006, 10:12 PM
Out of curiosity, where would Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman: Sub-Zero, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, and The Batman Superman Movie fit in, or have you seen those?

Personally, I think Mask of the Phantasm is a very close second behind Batman Begins.

well I never saw the Mystery of the Batwoman, but I would have to put the animated films in this order:

Mask of the Phantasm
Batman / Superman
Batman Subzero
Batman Beyond Return of the Joker

El Chuxter
12-30-2006, 12:33 AM
Just saw Clerks II, and... well... the secret drug that made everyone think it was the best Kevin Smith film yet must've been added to the water supply when I was out of town. (Maybe it's the same chemical that makes people find Spongebob Squarepants to be funny.)

It attempted several things that could've worked in the animated series (like the big dance number) but failed miserably in the context of a live action film, it retreaded practically everything from the original (what will they do on the roof in Clerks III?), and, for God's sake, will someone please threaten to kill everyone Smith knows if he ever uses Jay and Silent Bob again?

Not totally unwatchable, and some freaking hilarious scenes (the "PM" routine with Wanda Sykes was worth the price of admission alone), but overall, it just fell flat.

Since we're listing:

Kevin Smith movies, best to worst:

Dogma: The most re-watchable, and there's some point to the silliness. There's actually a very deep movie hidden in there.
Jersey Girl: Too bad the only people who watched this wanted crotch and fart jokes, and it failed. This proved he actually has some great stories that don't involve J&SB.
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back: This should've been the topper to the series that it was intended to be. A great slapstick movie, lots of self-parody.
Mallrats: More great slapstick.
Chasing Amy: Not quite Jersey Girl, but the first indications that he had something more in him.
Clerks: A bit dated, a bit dull at times (sometimes for several minutes at a time), but the good outweighs the bad.
Clerks II: In a nutshell, it just tried too damned hard.

Rocketboy
12-30-2006, 10:49 AM
Wow, my Kevin Smith Best of list is almost the total opposite.

Kidhuman
12-30-2006, 12:15 PM
Watched the Davinci code last night. I wish i had my 2 + hours back.

JetsAndHeels
12-30-2006, 11:07 PM
I went and saw Black Christmas tonight. I can't wait for in 15 years TNT starts doing 24 hours of Black Christmas.

"You'll stab your eye out kid!!"

JimJamBonds
12-30-2006, 11:24 PM
Watched the Davinci code last night. I wish i had my 2 + hours back.

Preach on brother! I'm still mad at myself for the time I wasted back in May.

Ji'dai
12-31-2006, 01:49 PM
Watched Dead Man's Chest the other day; my second viewing since seeing it once at the theatre. I found I liked it better than when I saw it last summer. I still don't care for Davy Jones and his crustacean-cursed pirates. I suppose using skeleton pirates again would be like putting two Death Stars in the same trilogy. Oh yeah, there's still a third movie yet...

I also finished Futurama Vol. 4. I think there were only one or two episodes that I'd seen before, so it was like viewing an entirely new season for me.

Rocketboy
12-31-2006, 01:55 PM
Went and saw Borat again last night. Just as funny as the first time.

DarkArtist
01-01-2007, 02:19 PM
watched pirates 2 last night and watching Mr & Mrs Smith now. would love to see action figures made from this movie. c'mon who wouldn't watch an action figure of Angelina in the Dom outfit.

Kidhuman
01-01-2007, 07:24 PM
Watched The Big Lebowski the other day. Funny shi**in movie.

UKWildcat
01-01-2007, 08:04 PM
c'mon who wouldn't watch an action figure of Angelina in the Dom outfit.

I'll take one!


Watched My Super Ex-Girlfriend the other night. It wasn't all that good... it was actually pretty bad. - Skip it.

I put on Lost in Translation last night. Everything about that movie is great. Especially Scarlett. :love:

JetsAndHeels
01-01-2007, 09:34 PM
Watched Invincible tonight...very good movie if you enjoy the football flicks...even had a shot of former UNC Coach John Bunting's character.
I will probably end up buying this one, its definately worth it for me.

Kidhuman
01-01-2007, 09:49 PM
Watched Garden State tonight. Was a pretty good flick. Zach Braff did a great job of writing and directing it, aqlso acting in it with Natalie Portman. If you havent seen this one, go do so.

DarkArtist
01-02-2007, 02:48 PM
caught the middle of James Bond 007 Live and Let Die. I think this is perhaps one of my all time favorite Bond flicks. Roger Moore, Voodoo, Crocs, beautiful fortune teller, what more could you ask for. also the sheriff in the movie is great.

Slicker
01-02-2007, 03:35 PM
I went and saw Black Christmas with my little brother. Even the couple of cheap boob shots aren't enough to save this pice of carp...although Michelle Trachtenberg comes close to saving it. Mmmm...

CaptainSolo1138
01-02-2007, 08:05 PM
Watched "Enemy at the Gates" the other night and started rewatching the "Band of Brothers" miniseries yesterday (I'm already up to Part V). Also, I finally saw "Clerks II". While funny, I think I may have expected too much from it.

UKWildcat
01-02-2007, 08:53 PM
I went and saw Black Christmas with my little brother. Even the couple of cheap boob shots aren't enough to save this pice of carp...

Darn it! Not the kind of review that I was hoping you'd give Slick. I'm definitely holding off on seeing this one then. I'll wait for the dvd release, mainly to see how it stacks up to the original Black Christmas.


Watched "Enemy at the Gates" the other night and started rewatching the "Band of Brothers" miniseries yesterday (I'm already up to Part V).

What did you think of Enemy at the Gates? I still haven't seen that movie and I always heard mixed things about it. Some people say it is amazing, others say it is awful.

BOB is an outstanding show. I've still only seen the complete series once, and that was when it originally aired on HBO. I own the dvd set but have never gotten around to watching the whole thing again, in its entirety... which is something I need to do. After I finish this "World at War" 11 disc dvd colleciton, I'll be revisiting all of my WWII movies and such; and possibly Enemy at the Gates.


Over the past week I watched the first season of "Girls Next Door" on dvd. In case you all are unaware, it is about three of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends, Holly, Bridget and Kendra, and what goes on in their lives and Hef's as well. I had never seen this show before, so it was a complete blind buy, and a pretty good one at that. It is actually a pretty good reality tv show. Rather addicting too. I mean, its about three Playboy Playmates, Hef, the Mansion and the awesome parties, etc. What's not to like? Oh yea, and the dvd set is completely uncensored so you get to see all the T&A.:thumbsup: I'll definitely be checking out the rest of the seasons as they become available on dvd.

Rocketboy
01-02-2007, 09:05 PM
What did you think of Enemy at the Gates? I still haven't seen that movie and I always heard mixed things about it. Some people say it is amazing, others say it is awful.Well I know Solo, Slick, and I all really like it. I almost re-watched it again the other day myself.
If you're expecting Saving Private Ryan you will be disappointed.
Personally. I think a lot of people didn't like it because it was a WWII movie without the U.S., something we don't typically see.

CaptainSolo1138
01-02-2007, 10:16 PM
If you're expecting Saving Private Ryan you will be disappointed.True dat. With the exception of the opening sequence, there's not too much in terms of "over-the-topness". Not that that's a bad thing.

I recommend it, UK, but with a small grain of salt (keep in mind that the "facts" of the story are still under lock and key by the Russians). At the very least you get to see Rachel Weisz's booty for a sec.

JetsAndHeels
01-02-2007, 11:26 PM
I went and saw Black Christmas with my little brother. Even the couple of cheap boob shots aren't enough to save this pice of carp

You're my family now!!
Icecicle to the eye

JimJamBonds
01-03-2007, 12:03 AM
Well I know Solo, Slick, and I all really like it. I almost re-watched it again the other day myself.
If you're expecting Saving Private Ryan you will be disappointed.
Personally. I think a lot of people didn't like it because it was a WWII movie without the U.S., something we don't typically see.

I didn't like it because I didn't think it was all that great of a movie. I'm just fine with a WW II not involving the US, heck there aren't that many that we see here so its a nice change of pace, however like I said I didn't think it was all that great of a movie.

El Chuxter
01-03-2007, 12:35 AM
Saw a good portion of The Last Samurai again in between trying to calm a (likely) teething baby. That movie never gets old.

Tom Cruise is one of those guys that you absolutely hate offscreen, but when he's acting, you've got to admit he's pretty damned good at it.

And Ken Watanabe could portray a glass of milk and it would be Oscar-worthy.

Throw in samurai (and even some ninjas! Wooooooo!!) and a tragic, Braveheart-esque story, and this is a classic.

Rocketboy
01-03-2007, 01:46 AM
It wasn't until I saw The Last Samurai and Colateral that I actually thought Tom Cruise was a good actor. Then he went all looney tunes.

Slicker
01-03-2007, 10:00 AM
Darn it! Not the kind of review that I was hoping you'd give Slick. I'm definitely holding off on seeing this one then. I'll wait for the dvd release, mainly to see how it stacks up to the original Black Christmas.
I guess I could've been a bit harsh since I didn't realize that it was a remake. I haven't even seen the original (obviously) so I don't know how it stacks up.

It's not that it was a particularly bad movie it's just that you could literally figure out the entire damn thing within minutes. They really didn't try and keep you in suspense.

2-1B
01-03-2007, 09:39 PM
True dat. With the exception of the opening sequence, there's not too much in terms of "over-the-topness".

I watched Over the Top last Wednesday. Loved it as always !

DarkArtist
01-05-2007, 09:26 AM
watched Sky High last night on HBO. thought the movie was cute and funny, plus Kelly Preston in tights, can't beat it. the plot was decent as far as Superhero movies go.

the storylinewas good, a kid born of two Superhero parents who doesn't know what his superhero power is, goes to Sky High, the school for SuperHero's in training and gets cast as a sidekick, much to the dislike of his father (Kurt Russell). after seeing his friends in danger, the young superhero releases his powers are superstrenght like his father, and later in the movie discovers that he also has the ability of flight like his mother.

if you want a good / cute movie to laugh at rent this one or catch it on cable. also has some cute superheroines and villians. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (from Black Christmas) plays the villian, pain in the neck. also has Linda Carter as the principal in the flick, would have loved to see her in the Wonder Woman costume, but she does use a line towards the end of the flick, she says something like, "you know, I'm not Wonder Woman."

Kidhuman
01-05-2007, 02:43 PM
I thought it was a decent movie.

UKWildcat
01-06-2007, 04:43 PM
I watched those Motherf***ing Snakes on a Motherf***ing Plane last night. It was a fun movie.

Kidhuman
01-06-2007, 06:29 PM
Watched You Me and Dupree last night. A decent movie with some funny points. Its not Wedding Crashers or 40YOV funny, but decent.

General_Grievous
01-06-2007, 07:28 PM
Saw Red Eye on Cinemax the other night. Wasn't bad, but I could've found a better way to spend an hour and a half.

Kidhuman
01-06-2007, 07:35 PM
Saw Red Eye on Cinemax the other night. Wasn't bad, but I could've found a better way to spend an hour and a half.


Yeah its called fly fishing

Rocketboy
01-06-2007, 08:55 PM
Its not Wedding CrashersSo it's actually good?

or 40YOV funny, but decent.Or is it just not as good as 40YOV?

Kidhuman
01-06-2007, 10:36 PM
Dude, Wedding Crashers is hilarious. Its not as good as either, but its decent

UKWildcat
01-07-2007, 12:32 AM
You tell 'em KH!!! For some reason RB, CS, C, S,(you know who you are!) have something against Wedding Crashers. I don't understand it. I think that movie is fricking hilarious too!

El Chuxter
01-07-2007, 01:39 AM
Wedding Crashers was weak. Simply putting Vince Vaughan and Owen Wilson in a film should make it a classic. Adding Will Ferrell should make it pure gold. But, somehow, the very laws of physics seem to have been violated, and this one's just... boring. Only Will came close to being funny.

Caught The Jacket on HBO tonight. I think this one may warrant a thread. While flipping through the guide, we noticed a film from 2005 that had both Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley, and decided to watch it. As it was so recent, with two of our favorites actors, and yet we'd never heard of it, we both had low expectations. It turned out to be a very good, quite intelligently-written film about an amnesiac Gulf War vet who somehow travels into the future. (That's about all I can say without spoiling major plot points. Well, that, and there were some very unexpected scenes of Ms Knightley. :beard: indeed!)

Kidhuman
01-07-2007, 06:53 AM
Come on, you people wouldnt know funny if Leifeld got kicked his his nutz

Slicker
01-07-2007, 11:25 AM
Hey, U! I'll let you know that S happens to love Wedding Crashers. :p

UKWildcat
01-07-2007, 11:33 AM
Hey, U! I'll let you know that S happens to love Wedding Crashers. :p

lol - Awesome! I thought you were one of the haters. I do apologize. :nerv: :D


You're right Chux, The Jacket is a very fine movie. It was one of my favorites of '05.

Rocketboy
01-07-2007, 03:42 PM
The only part of Wedding Crashers that was funny was Will Ferrell's scene. Not even Ferrell and Christopher Walken could save it.
Vince Vaughn may be the unfunniest actor of our time. He plays every part the same: as big an assh*le as possible. I want to punch him in the nuts. If I could delete him out of Old School I would and the movie would be that much better. He's worse than Ben Stiller.
Owen Wilson is only good when he plays the wacked-out characters.


Caught The Jacket on HBO tonight. I think this one may warrant a thread. While flipping through the guide, we noticed a film from 2005 that had both Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley, and decided to watch it. As it was so recent, with two of our favorites actors, and yet we'd never heard of it, we both had low expectations. It turned out to be a very good, quite intelligently-written film about an amnesiac Gulf War vet who somehow travels into the future. (That's about all I can say without spoiling major plot points. Well, that, and there were some very unexpected scenes of Ms Knightley. :beard: indeed!)I caught probably the last half of The Jacket on HBO a few days ago. What I saw was pretty good. I'd love to see the entire thing. The thing that first hit me was one of the guys in the looney bin with Adrien Brody. I knew him from somewhere, but for the life of me I could not figure out where. Then I saw the credits and thought "oh, duh." It was Daniel Craig!

UKWildcat
01-08-2007, 03:43 PM
Just got through watching The Terminator and Terminator 2,both of which are outstanding. Next up... Terminator 3.

2-1B
01-08-2007, 07:05 PM
You guys suck for not liking Crashers.

Ridiculous.

Kidhuman
01-08-2007, 07:49 PM
Watched Saw the other night, first time I had viewed it. I wanna see the other 2 now.

UKWildcat
01-08-2007, 08:04 PM
You guys suck for not liking Crashers.

Ridiculous.

"Erroneous! Erroneous on both accounts!!!"

You serious C? I too thought you were a hater. :nerv:


Watched Saw the other night, first time I had viewed it. I wanna see the other 2 now.

Heck yea kh!!! The 3rd one comes out on dvd in a couple of weeks. I can't wait to check it out again!!! :thumbsup:

JetsAndHeels
01-08-2007, 09:38 PM
I watched "The Covenant" on dvd earlier this evening. Thought it was a pretty good movie!!

Rocketboy
01-08-2007, 09:50 PM
The words "From the producers of 'Underworld' " made damn sure I'll never see it.

JetsAndHeels
01-08-2007, 09:52 PM
The words "From the producers of 'Underworld' " made damn sure I'll never see it.

I liked Underworld...
:)

Rocketboy
01-08-2007, 10:01 PM
I'm sorry.

2-1B
01-08-2007, 11:58 PM
Rock are you talking about that Chocolate and Werewolves movie ? lol lol lol

Yuke, are you kidding me about Wedding Crashers? Hilarious movie, an instant cult favorite within my movie watching circle. Just ask Jim Jam. :) We watched that movie over 25 times already, I would guess. Love it.

JimJamBonds
01-09-2007, 12:00 AM
I just watched a carpy Bowl Exabition Game where Florida beat up on TOSU.

Ji'dai
01-09-2007, 11:08 AM
Spotted Superman Returns at the library again so I took it home to watch a second time. I've always been a Marvel fan first and foremost, but I'm glad to see a DC superhero for a change, especially in an enjoyable film. I've also been watching the Christopher Reeve films (1 & 2) which have been popping up on the premium cable channels recently.

Undercover Mossad agents get their revenge on those responsible for the massacre of the Israeli Olympic team members in Munich. Spielberg's film is certainly watchable all the way through; although I often shook my head at the sometimes amateurish assassination attempts.

UKWildcat
01-10-2007, 11:52 AM
Yuke, are you kidding me about Wedding Crashers? Hilarious movie, an instant cult favorite within my movie watching circle. Just ask Jim Jam. :) We watched that movie over 25 times already, I would guess. Love it.

Not kidding man, I seriously thought you were one of the haters. Glad to hear that you aren't. :thumbsup:

Speaking of Wedding Crashers, I watched it last night on HBO HighDef. With all the recent talk about Crashers and the fact it was gonna be in HD, I had to watch it. It was awesome, both the movie and the picture. I purchased a new tv last week so I've been watching a lot of movies lately, if you all couldn't tell. :D

I also watched Terminator 3 yesterday, followed by I Robot.

Kidhuman
01-10-2007, 12:43 PM
You motorboating SOB UK.

JON9000
01-10-2007, 05:08 PM
I saw SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT. I cannot say that it was actually a better film, because the original cut was pretty strong (with the exception of the Brando footage- that was awesome), but it was a lot of fun and a little bit surreal to see it unfold differently.

"Wedding Crashers" is almost exactly 1 hour too long. I was waiting for it to end. Funny story... I crashed the bachelorette party of a girl who played a bridesmaid in that film when I was in Vegas. Good times.

UKWildcat
01-13-2007, 05:27 PM
"Wedding Crashers" is almost exactly 1 hour too long. I was waiting for it to end.

Ummm... That would make the movie like a little over an hour long. I agree that the movie is long for a comedy and could have possibly been 15-20 minutes shorter, but an hour shorter would just be ridiculous.

I watched Resident Evil 1 and 2 yesterday. Waiting for the third installment now, Resident Evil Extinction I believe it is called. Should be coming out sometime this year.

I also watched a few episodes of The Office yesterday, The Fire, The Fight and The Injury. My friend had never seen the show before... I know, crazy huh? Lets just say that now he's a fan. :thumbsup:

El Chuxter
01-13-2007, 06:37 PM
I saw I'm Gonna Git You Sucka on Comedy Central today.

I have never seen a movie that was more butchered for TV.

Slicker
01-13-2007, 06:41 PM
I have never seen a movie that was more butchered for TV.How about Goodfellas or Scarface. Those two are laughable on TV as well.

El Chuxter
01-13-2007, 06:48 PM
Dude, they cut out the entire "Pimp of the Year" pageant!

And this despite the fact that Jon Stewart dropped the S-bomb about twelve times last week.

Kidhuman
01-13-2007, 09:30 PM
Watched Firewall tonight, sucked. Also watched V for Vendetta this afternoon for like the 8th time

DarkArtist
01-17-2007, 09:10 AM
watched Superman IV: The Quest for Peace the other day. I know not one of the best of the Supes films but still couldn't resist.

El Chuxter
01-17-2007, 09:52 AM
Not one of the best?

Most people would go so far as to say it's the worst.

The rest of the people are locked in padded rooms where they cannot hurt themselves or others.

DarkArtist
01-17-2007, 12:19 PM
Not one of the best?

Most people would go so far as to say it's the worst.

The rest of the people are locked in padded rooms where they cannot hurt themselves or others.

Ok Ok so it is the worst out of all the Supes films but I still like some scenes from it. I like the part with Lois remembering Clark is Superman even though he erased her memory, and I like the part about Superman dying and using the last remaining crystal to restore his energy.

vader121
01-17-2007, 12:26 PM
I watched the following recently (all rentals) ...

American History X - Great movie! The curb scene is quite shocking.

Tristen & Isolde - Good movie. Some good battle scenes. Kinda a love story but good action nonetheless.

JetsAndHeels
01-17-2007, 02:36 PM
Not one of the best?

Most people would go so far as to say it's the worst.

The rest of the people are locked in padded rooms where they cannot hurt themselves or others.

Hey, the fact that it is a Superman film is good enough for me. :)

There have been far worse films made, that is for sure.

2-1B
01-17-2007, 06:14 PM
This is Spinal Tap (Top Five All Time Greatest List), Boondock Saints, Boiler Room.

Kidhuman
01-17-2007, 08:50 PM
Watched The Jacket tonight. Good movie, remonded me of Jacobs Ladder a tad bit.

UKWildcat
01-17-2007, 09:31 PM
This is Spinal Tap (Top Five All Time Greatest List)
I'm ashamed to say that I have never seen this movie... ever. :sad:

Watched The Jacket tonight. Good movie, remonded me of Jacobs Ladder a tad bit.
Both of those films are excellent. :thumbsup:


I've been watching a lot of the X-files lately. I've decided that I need to finish the series since I started watching all the seasons a while back (on dvd of course) and took a break from it. I'm on season 8 right now, so I only have 1 1/2 seasons left. The later seasons/episodes aren't nearly as good as the earlier ones, but I really need to finish this thing...

Jedi_Master_Guyute
01-17-2007, 09:53 PM
I've been watching a lot of the X-files lately. I've decided that I need to finish the series since I started watching all the seasons a while back (on dvd of course) and took a break from it. I'm on season 8 right now, so I only have 1 1/2 seasons left. The later seasons/episodes aren't nearly as good as the earlier ones, but I really need to finish this thing...

weird; i'm at that point right now too. I'm having my folks UPS seasons 2-5 for now and then later on, the movie--> the end. I caught up on smallville and I almost feel lazy/bad for keeping the X-files DVD's in limbo for several months.

Right now, i'm watching the die Hard trilogy boxset from Target: 19.99. Can't beat that! :thumbsup:

CaptainSolo1138
01-17-2007, 10:02 PM
I watched most of "Cars" the other night. I was pretty impressed.

Slicker
01-17-2007, 10:05 PM
POST #5,000


I watched Talledega Nights again.


Flippin' great movie!

2-1B
01-17-2007, 10:06 PM
I'm ashamed to say that I have never seen this movie... ever. :sad:

That's about 200 times fewer than JimJam and I have seen it. lol
Not to mention the countless replays of the soundtrack. :thumbsup:

UKWildcat
01-17-2007, 10:27 PM
POST #5,000
I watched Talledega Nights again.

Congratulations Slick!!!!

Good to hear that I'm not the only one that liked Talledega Nights too. :thumbsup:


That's about 200 times fewer than JimJam and I have seen it. lol
Not to mention the countless replays of the soundtrack. :thumbsup:

It's been on my to watch list for years... just never gotten around to it.


weird; i'm at that point right now too. I'm having my folks UPS seasons 2-5 for now and then later on, the movie--> the end. I caught up on smallville and I almost feel lazy/bad for keeping the X-files DVD's in limbo for several months.

That is weird. lol Yea, I've been neglecting the X-Files for a few months now. I want to go ahead and finish it so I can start something new and fresh. I'll probably start watching either Six Feet Under (I own all the seasons but have never seen a single episode. I hope its good)... or The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.(never seen that one either). Gotta love some Bruce Campbell though.

JimJamBonds
01-18-2007, 10:51 AM
I'm ashamed to say that I have never seen this movie... ever. :sad:

I'm not ashamed to say that I'm ashamed that you've yet to watch this wonderfull movie (This Is Spinal Tap).

Rocketboy
01-19-2007, 11:13 PM
Watched Gridiron Gang last night. If the message weren't so forced down your throat for the entire movie, it might have been a decent movie.

And watched Four Bothers tonight on cable. Not all that great, but better than I expected.

Kidhuman
01-20-2007, 06:58 AM
Saw Little Miss Sunshine the other day. Funny movie.

UKWildcat
01-20-2007, 09:58 AM
I watched Crank last night. I thought it was mediocre at best.

DarkArtist
01-20-2007, 10:22 AM
watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory again last night, and currently watching American Graffiti.

JimJamBonds
01-20-2007, 10:29 AM
Letters from Iwo Jima opened up last night in Green Bay, I'm hoping to see it today!!!

UKWildcat
01-20-2007, 08:58 PM
I watched Waist Deep earlier today. It was surprisingly good. :thumbsup:


Getting ready to watch the Ricky Hatton fight on HBO.

2-1B
01-21-2007, 10:07 AM
Dumb and Dumber Unrated....I prefer the Theatrical cut.

Ji'dai
01-21-2007, 07:26 PM
Snakes on a Plane wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Sam Jackson walks through his role as an FBI agent escorting a murder witness from Hawaii to California when venomous snakes slither throughout the plane's interior, wreaking havoc on electrical equipment and passengers alike. It wasn't really all that scary or squeamish, but it moved along fast enough to be too tedious.

If I were an automobile afficianado I probably would have appreciated Cars more. It was cute at times, but still formulaic and typical of the cookie-cutter computer movies that Pixar is cranking out these days. The animation was beautifully done though. The shorts included on the DVD, One Man Band and Mater and Ghost Lights, are worth a look.

The Notorious Bettie Page wasn’t one of the most spectacular bios I’ve seen lately, but not every celebrity is a famous R&B singer or rockabilly star. In fact, Bettie could neither act nor sing, and was basically a pioneer in fetish and nude modeling. I wasn’t all that familiar with Bettie Page beyond seeing some of her pin-up work from the 40s and 50s so it was interesting to see more of her life. The film ends rather abruptly in the late 1950s after the Senate investigation into pornography and Bettie’s decision to stop modeling. The film is shot alternately in B&W and Technicolor to give it a period feel; so the New York City sequences have a gritty, grainy appearance and the Miami Beach scenes explode in full vivid color.

Brilliant but slightly maniacal surgeon Bill Cortner perfects a serum that prevents patients from rejecting transplanted tissue in 1962’s The Brain that Wouldn’t Die. This modern Frankenstein has been experimenting on human beings, but only just body parts absconded from the hospital morgue. Unfortunately one of his experiments is reanimated and mutates into a hideous creature that he is forced to keep locked up in his lab at the family estate. Things are looking up for the good doctor though, until his fiancee is decapitated in a car wreck and her body is consumed by fire. The Doc manages to rescue the head and keep it alive and conscious thanks to his serum and an apparatus (that appears again in Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks!). The doctor then hits the streets to find a suitable female to “donate” her body to science so he can make his woman whole again. But his fiancee’s head has other plans; and she uses her newfound psychic abilities to control the creature, rescue the girl, and kill the doctor and end her own horrific existence in the process.

Wealthy New England teenage warlocks brood, compare six-pack abs, and battle each other in the craptacular Covenant. Bleah.

In the near future, much of the population is addicted to Substance D, which causes irreparable brain damage in users in the rotoscoped animated film A Scanner Darkly, based on the novel by Phillip K. Dick. The United States is a heavily monitored police state, where every citizen can be tracked via satellite. Keanu Reeves is an undercover agent tasked with investigating who or what is behind D’s manufacture and putting them out of business. But the stresses of the job and temptations of his environment lead Reeves quickly into Substance D addiction, paranoia, and eventual mental collapse. I’m not a big fan of rotoscope animation and listening to Robert Downey Jr’s character’s whacked out monologues was a bit trying at times, but this movie is still worth a look. Scanner also stars Woody Harrelson and Winona Ryder, who actually looks hotter animated than she does in real life.

General_Grievous
01-21-2007, 08:05 PM
Going through my Marvel DVD collection. Watched Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 last night. Just watched The Punisher and I'm in the middle of Fantastic Four. Tomorrow, I'll cap it off with the X-Men Trilogy. Make mine Marvel, indeed.

UKWildcat
01-23-2007, 10:53 AM
I watched The Descent again yesterday. Man I love that movie. Easily one of the better horror movies to come out in recent years.

I've still been watching The X-Files, season 8, and I'm almost done with that. I think I have a couple more episodes to go. Then I'll take down Season 9 and be done with it. WOOHOO!!!

Just picked up SAW III, which I will probably watch here in a minute, and then again later this weekend. I can't wait to check it out again as it was probably my favorite of the series thus far. :thumbsup:

Ji'dai
01-27-2007, 12:35 PM
Mild-mannered psychologist John Holden (Dana Andrews) travels to England to join an investigation into an occult leader in 1957’s Curse of the Demon. Holden’s British colleague dies at the hands of a fiery demon (that looks a lot like a Balrog) and soon finds himself facing a similar fate. Not a bad show with fairly decent special effects for the time. This movie features a scene with children playing the board game Snakes and Ladders, the original version of a game more recognizable to most of us as Milton-Bradley’s syrupy Chutes and Ladders.

I didn’t enjoy 1960’s House of Usher as much. A young man on a visit to his betrothed finds a crumbling mansion inhabited by brother and sister, both suffering strange maladies and haunted by sins of the past. Brother Roderick Usher (Vincent Price) ends up burying his sister alive, who later escapes her tomb in a fit of madness, attacking her brother and bringing down the house of Usher. This one was directed by low-budget horror maestro Roger Corman with a script by Richard Matheson, adapted from the Poe story.

Slicker
01-27-2007, 02:24 PM
I watched Dumbo the other day for the first time in YEARS and it was still great. I didn't realize that it's only slightly over an hour long but nonetheless a damn good movie. I still almost cried when he goes to visit his mother...



I just got done watching The Benchwarmers and that was an unexpectedly funny movie. My roommate was watching it so I told him to start it over and I laughed hard several times. It was another good Happy Madison movie.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
01-27-2007, 02:30 PM
I've had a massive movie fest over the last week, including: Bourne Identity/Supremacy, Wicker Man (original), Birth of a Nation (distubing, really really disturbing), original Dracula, Inside Man, Hard Candy, Seventh Seal, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and about to cap it off with World Trade Center.

Rocketboy
01-27-2007, 02:37 PM
Finally got around to watching Talladega Nights.
Not bad, but not nearly as great as I had heard.
And nowhere near as good as Old School or Anchorman.

UKWildcat
01-27-2007, 06:17 PM
Wicker Man (original)

I just got through watching Wicker Man the first time today, b/c I wanted to see it before the remake, of course. It was a very interesting movie. Now, I'm not even sure I want to see the remake... as I feel, it is a film that should have never been remade in the first place.

Last night I watched Saw III again. Really good stuff. Afterwards I watched Gridiron Gang which turned out to be a pretty decent football film. Not quite on the same level as Remember the Titans or Friday Night Lights, but it was still enjoyable.

Gonna watch TCM: The Beginning tonight.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
01-27-2007, 07:05 PM
I just got through watching Wicker Man the first time today, b/c I wanted to see it before the remake, of course. It was a very interesting movie. Now, I'm not even sure I want to see the remake... as I feel, it is a film that should have never been remade in the first place.

Last night I watched Saw III again. Really good stuff. Afterwards I watched Gridiron Gang which turned out to be a pretty decent football film. Not quite on the same level as Remember the Titans or Friday Night Lights, but it was still enjoyable.

Gonna watch TCM: The Beginning tonight.

WM is definately an interesting movie. Creepy and thought provoking though. I really enjoyed it.

I was going to buy Saw III but I figured that there will be some wacky SE down the road.

and i'm warning ya: TCM is a letdown. sorry. :sad:

UKWildcat
01-27-2007, 07:57 PM
WM is definately an interesting movie. Creepy and thought provoking though. I really enjoyed it.

Yea, definitely thought provoking... and the more I think about it, the more I like it. Have you seen the remake JMG? or anyone else? If so, is it worth a look? or is it just another awful remake?


I was going to buy Saw III but I figured that there will be some wacky SE down the road.

and i'm warning ya: TCM is a letdown. sorry. :sad:

Yea, I couldn't wait for a 'true' SE release of Saw III, although I did get the Target exclusive with the bonus disc... although I don't feel it was worth the extra $7. The bonus disc only has like 12 minutes of features on it, rather disappointing. When it gets the real Special Edition treatment, which is most certainly will, I'll be double dipping for sure!

Yea, I don't remember hearing too many good things about TCM: The Beginning, but I need to watch it nonetheless. Hopefully it has some good moments and isn't a complete waste of time. :rolleyes:

Jargo
01-27-2007, 08:32 PM
I just watched Blade II on tv. what a pile of tosh. the high speed fights looked like girlies having a slap fight. cool set designs though. Shame I spent most of the time looking at that rather than what the 'actors' were doing.

watched a pirate copy of Flushed away much more entertaining. and inventive.

The Ant Bully felt like a cross between Antz and A bugs life. watchable but ultimately dissatisfying.

Party Monster was a much better experience. Mcauley Culkin gave a good performance even if he delivered all his lines in a weird manner. Seth green made the movie believable though. Miscast as he was he gave it a sense of gravity. I've ended up watching it several times as I introduced other people to the movie. I think one of the things I find appealing about this film is the lack of sex. It's so cool to get a movie that focuses on the excesses of a group of people like this and doesn't resort to using sex to titillate.
It's almost a horror story really. the build up to the gory conclusion is smartly handled and the cold and unremorseful character of Alig is deftly portrayed.
It feels mre like a TV movie i suppose. something that might have come from HBO. Not a movie for everyone but definitely worth a viewing.

DarkArtist
01-28-2007, 10:05 AM
just watched Snakes on a Plane again for the second time (first time in the theater) and still laugh at this movie and coming from me (I hate snakes) that's saying something.

UKWildcat
01-28-2007, 06:10 PM
So I did get around to watching TCM: The Beginning last night and you were right JMG, definitely a let down. It had some good gore but that was about it. I did like the Monty scene (those who have seen it should know which one I'm talking about), it was enjoyable. lol

I also had a late night view of Wedding Crashers last night on HBO HD. :thumbsup:

Kidhuman
01-28-2007, 10:49 PM
I also had a late night view of Wedding Crashers last night on HBO HD. :thumbsup:

I caught some of that too. Every time I watch it it gets funnier. I still think the motor boat is the best.

Ji'dai
01-29-2007, 12:22 PM
Saw the last half of 2001 Maniacs late the other night. Group of college kids heading to Florida for Spring Break get stuck in small southern town where the townspeople are all Yankee-hatin' flesh-eatin' ghouls. Just about every southern stereotype you can think of comes into play here.

JimJamBonds
01-29-2007, 11:47 PM
I still think the motor boat is the best.

I've noticed "motor boatin" has been used on tv shows a number of times over the last year and a half. :D

Kidhuman
01-29-2007, 11:48 PM
I watched Lady in the Water the other night, or should I say after 30 minutes, it was watching me sleep on the couch.

UKWildcat
01-30-2007, 10:22 PM
Really kh? lol I guess it was kinda slow at times. I did enjoy it though, for the most part.


Watched Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition last night and finished it up today. Next up... Two Towers Extended Ed.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
01-30-2007, 10:57 PM
So I did get around to watching TCM: The Beginning last night and you were right JMG, definitely a let down. It had some good gore but that was about it. I did like the Monty scene (those who have seen it should know which one I'm talking about), it was enjoyable. lol

That was my gripe: it had gore.....and nothing else. No suspense, no action, no good chase scenes. nothing. There was a bit of glee in me when he first used the chainsaw and got a new face, but other that: crap. Like when Hoyt is "training" that one kid, the dude didn't have his hands or legs bound, you take out Hoyt's legs, and beat his a--! Yeesh. But yea, not a great movie. Had it had some action and suspense, i could endorse it, but yeah, crap movie.



I watched Lady in the Water the other night, or should I say after 30 minutes, it was watching me sleep on the couch.

I had such high hopes for taht flick and it really let me down. It really had no coherent plot and it was SO EFFIN' PRETENTIOUS for M. Night to have the role he did. I think on my blog I gave it one star out of four, and i usually adore everything he does.

Kidhuman
01-31-2007, 06:04 AM
I had such high hopes for taht flick and it really let me down. It really had no coherent plot and it was SO EFFIN' PRETENTIOUS for M. Night to have the role he did. I think on my blog I gave it one star out of four, and i usually adore everything he does.


I have liked all of M. Night's movies up until that one. It seemed decent enogh to work, but it was horrid. It should have been the movie in the water with my foot on its throat and no sign of letting up.

DarkArtist
01-31-2007, 08:25 AM
watched a few flicks recently, caught the middle and end of TPM last night and laughed my A55 off hearing Jar Jar in Spanish. Watched Popeye, the Robin Williams flick last night, and also caught the Shadow with Alec Baldwin and Tim Curry.

UKWildcat
01-31-2007, 06:40 PM
Finished up the LOTR Trilogy today by watching both The Two Towers Extended Ed and The Return of the King Extended Ed. Silly thing is, aside from watching 8 hrs of LOTR today, I could start them all over again, right now. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

BountyHunterScum
01-31-2007, 06:48 PM
Gone in Sixty Seconds Director's Cut.

Rocketboy
02-01-2007, 11:46 PM
Saw Catch & Release tonight.
Kevin Smith is in it.


Yeah...that's all that's worth mentioning.

JimJamBonds
02-02-2007, 11:21 AM
Saw Catch & Release tonight.
Kevin Smith is in it.


Yeah...that's all that's worth mentioning.

What about Mr. Bullock?

Ji'dai
02-02-2007, 01:45 PM
Ranch foreman William Bonney learns that the quick draw is useless against the undead in 1966's Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. This amazingly bad movie features Dracula ravaging the Old West, biting stagecoach passengers and Indian sqaws before setting his sights on Billy the Kid's fiancee as his bride.

I thought Date Movie wasn't very good either, at least compared to the Scary Movie franchise. Mostly a spoof of the De Niro / Stiller Meet the Parents movies, which really aren't that good either.

bigbarada
02-02-2007, 02:29 PM
I watched The Pursuit of Happyness on Wednesday night, just before taking a road trip to Minnesota. It's a great movie, probably the best movie I've seen so far this year. I'm kind of hoping that Will Smith at least gets an Oscar nomination out of it.

UKWildcat
02-02-2007, 02:35 PM
I'm kind of hoping that Will Smith at least gets an Oscar nomination out of it.

Don't worry, he did (Best Actor).

Here is a list of nominees (http://oscars.movies.yahoo.com/nominees/) for those that care.



Yesterday I watched Predator followed by Predator 2. Today I took down Sin City.

Slicker
02-02-2007, 03:04 PM
I watched Dumbo...again.

Still a great movie and it STILL almost made me cry. I don't know why I thought a week in between would dampen the sadness of "Baby Mine".:cry:

DarkArtist
02-02-2007, 04:22 PM
well I have been sick for the past two days so I got to watch several movies over the last couple days and watched the following:

Wierd Science - love this movie great 80's flick
Friday the 13th V - first time I actually saw this flick
Chronicles of Narnia
Pleasantville - really like this flick - it's the artist in me and Reese is Hot
Attack of the Clones
The Phantom Menace
Cars

bigbarada
02-02-2007, 04:34 PM
Don't worry, he did (Best Actor).

Here is a list of nominees (http://oscars.movies.yahoo.com/nominees/) for those that care.



Yesterday I watched Predator followed by Predator 2. Today I took down Sin City.

:thumbsup:

I think this is going to be Will Smith's breakthrough performance out of the "comedic action" roles. I never had any real respect for his acting abilities until I saw this movie.

Kidhuman
02-02-2007, 07:31 PM
Just watched Snakes on a Plane. I liked it, enjoyable movie.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
02-02-2007, 08:22 PM
Watched a few movies this week: Broken Flowers (meh, not great at all), Mission: Impossible 3 (pretty good), The Illusionist (FANTASTIC), The Motel (decent flick), Frankenstein (the terrific 1931 original!) and just about to watch Bride of Frankenstein. :thumbsup:

UKWildcat
02-02-2007, 08:30 PM
I think this is going to be Will Smith's breakthrough performance out of the "comedic action" roles. I never had any real respect for his acting abilities until I saw this movie.

I wouldn't mind seeing Will Smith win. It'd be kinda funny actually, Fresh Prince winning an Oscar for Best Actor... :laugh: but, I hear Forest Whitaker did an outstanding job in The Last King of Scotland and is favored to win.


The Illusionist (FANTASTIC)

This movie had completely slipped my memory until you mentioned it JMG. That is one I really want to see and it somehow escaped my Netflix queue. It's been added now. :thumbsup:

Rocketboy
02-02-2007, 09:01 PM
What about Mr. Bullock?Who? :confused:

I see no Bullock in the credits.

JimJamBonds
02-03-2007, 01:16 AM
Who? :confused:

I see no Bullock in the credits.


Seth Bullock from Deadwood fame aka Timothy Olyphant. ;)

UKWildcat
02-04-2007, 10:30 AM
I watched POTC: Dead Man's Chest last night for the first time. I thought it was good, a little on the long side though, at 2.5 hours. I enjoyed the ending and I'm looking forward to the next installment. I think I still enjoyed the first one more than the second though.

I also watched Employee of the Month last night. It was okay. Dane Cook was Dane Cook, Harland Williams was Harland Williams and Jessica Simpson was HOT. :D I usually can't stand Andy Dick but he was hilarious in this movie. Their "clubhouse" was awesome. Pedro, I mean Jorge (Efran Ramirez) did a pretty good job too. Overall this movie was alright. Had some good laughs here and there.

Rocketboy
02-04-2007, 03:32 PM
Seth Bullock from Deadwood fame aka Timothy Olyphant. ;)Ah. I've never seen any of Deadwood.
And that guy sucked.

DarthQuack
02-04-2007, 07:23 PM
I've been in the middle of watching the complete series of MASH that I got for Christmas....so far so good, in the middle of season 5, so I'm getting there.....11 seasons in total.

UKWildcat
02-04-2007, 09:36 PM
I've been in the middle of watching the complete series of MASH that I got for Christmas....so far so good, in the middle of season 5, so I'm getting there.....11 seasons in total.

Did you get that MASH Martini's and Medicine collection DQ? If so, that thing is wicked sweet! I've got one, but haven't opened it yet. It would take forever to watch all the material on those 36 discs or whatever. It's a little intimidating.

DarthQuack
02-04-2007, 09:47 PM
Yup, I agree, it's a sweet collection in a great package...I try to watch 3 or 4 episodes a day if I can.