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Ji'dai
02-02-2009, 07:52 PM
Double Feature!

A scientist (Hugh Jackman) loses his grip on reality as he races against time to discover a cure for the tumor that’s slowly killing his wife (Rachel Weisz) in 2006’s The Fountain. The story blends two narratives that run side by side. In the first, Jackman is a modern-day scientist that uses a compound developed from rain forest tree moss to treat tumors in laboratory animals, only to learn that it reverses the effects of aging; and in the second story line Jackman is the conquistador hero in his wife’s unfinished novel, who is ordered by the Spanish queen to find the Tree of Life, a fountain of immortality thought to be in Mayan territory and hidden by God when Adam and Eve were banished from Eden.

And I didn't watch the Super Bowl, but I did watch a football movie:

Football Coach Knute Rockne (Pat O’Brien) leads Notre Dame through victory and loss on and off the field in the smarmy 1940 biopic Knute Rockne, All American. The film starts with Rockne’s not-so-humble beginnings in Norway to his college heydays popularizing the forward pass as a star football player at Notre Dame. After joining the faculty, he later becomes full-time coach for ill-fated George "The Gipper" Gipp (Ronald Reagan) and revolutionizes the game with the backfield "Notre Dame Shift," executed by star players The Four Horseman. And in the famous rivalry with Army and behind at the half, he rouses his team to victory by imploring them to win one for the Gipper.

DarthQuack
02-02-2009, 11:30 PM
On to Season 3 of Smallville!

Ji'dai
02-03-2009, 09:17 AM
A new doctor (Harold Lloyd) tries to help a beautiful female sleepwalker in the 1920 silent short High and Dizzy. After guzzling some homemade ale, the good doc stumbles around town, avoiding police and eventually finding himself out on a ledge - literally - where he runs into his errant sleepwalking patient. Directed by Hal Roach and released shortly after Prohibition went into effect, this short had a timely appeal with the main character getting smashed on homemade brew.

Ji'dai
02-04-2009, 04:36 PM
For defying the gods by attempting to resurrect his lost love, an Egyptian prince is mummified alive and becomes the eternal guardian of her tomb in the watchable 1940 film The Mummy’s Hand. Definitely a major influence on 1999’s excellent The Mummy, this movie has a dashing, two-fisted, well-armed archaeologist facing off against the walking undead with the help of his comic sidekick and their grand-fatherly financier and his beautiful daughter. And as in the 1999 version, the Cairo Museum curator is part of a secret order charged with protecting the tomb of the creature since the times of the pharaohs.

Ji'dai
02-05-2009, 06:15 PM
After his younger brother is jailed by a crooked small town judge and his sheriff cronies, a trucker (Chuck Norris) rides into town to free him in the 1977 action flick Breaker! Breaker! Martial arts master Norris handily beats the crap out of nearly every man in town, but is finally taken down and put in jail. Then a local woman he befriended radios his trucker buddies and the 18-wheel jockeys arrive and demolish the town with their rigs. Meanwhile, Norris, sentenced to die, is shot in the gut, but somehow manages to continue the fight and finish off the brutal town sheriff in a climatic kick-fight in a nearby corral.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-05-2009, 10:34 PM
This week in class, the focus was on Italian neo-realism. We watched what are generally considered to be the first and last films in the movement: Roma, città aperta and Umberto D. The first was nothing special in my opinion. The version we saw only had subtitles on some of the dialogue but not all of it, so I felt like I was watching an incomplete movie. Umberto D. was pretty fantastic, though. It was directed by Vittorio De Sica, who also did Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves), which I love. Another classic movie in which nothing happens and it was beautiful for it.

Ji'dai
02-08-2009, 12:18 PM
Double Feature!

A British commando unit is sent on a top secret mission during Operation MARKET GARDEN to secure valuable art treasure plundered by the Nazis in the rather hollow 2005 film The Last Drop. The convoluted plot has renegade German soldiers trying to steal the treasures from the SS all the while evading the British unit after the same objective. Then an American commander in the area catches wind of the plot and wants a piece of the treasure himself. Stars Billy Zane as the British pilot and Michael Madsen as the US commander.

EMT drivers from a private ambulance service compete with a rival company for business on the congested streets of LA in the decent 1976 comedy Mother, Jugs & Speed. The title is derived from the main character’s nicknames: there’s the witty, street-wise, seasoned EMT, "Mother," (Bill Cosby), the secretary-turned EMT, "Jugs," (Raquel Welch and her two costars, the bodacious tat-tas), and an impossibly-young Harvey Keitel as "Speed," a suspended police officer accused of selling cocaine. Also features Dick Butkus and Larry Hagman (JR on TV’s Dallas) as fellow medics.

Ji'dai
02-09-2009, 07:43 PM
Four students find themselves trapped in a haunted house in the watchable 2005 ghost story Spirit Trap. Unable to get out, the four learn that the house was the site of a brutal killing 100 years before and the spirit of the man is still trapped there. They soon realize that one of them must die and take the spirit’s place or they will all be trapped inside for eternity.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-09-2009, 10:01 PM
Saw my first in-theater movie this weekend (Fanboys), and got sucked into Superman Returns on cable Saturday.

Qui-Long Gone
02-09-2009, 10:56 PM
At our hotel this morning, I watched Jurassic Part 2: the guy from the Fly vs. a T-Rex

Blue2th
02-10-2009, 12:41 AM
Watched Pearl Harbor on the spanish channel. Sometimes I do that. :silly:

sith_killer_99
02-10-2009, 12:50 AM
Watched Pearl Harbor on the spanish channel. Sometimes I do that.

Watch Pearl Harbor?

Why would anyone put themselves through that more than once?

Blue2th
02-10-2009, 01:00 AM
Watch Pearl Harbor?

Why would anyone put themselves through that more than once?

In spanish no less. :crazed:

I'm so bored, can't remember if I was apathetically drooling out of the side of my mouth during that. :bored:

Qui-Long Gone
02-10-2009, 11:23 AM
I can only imagine that the movie was better in Spanish!

Ji'dai
02-10-2009, 07:24 PM
Robert Hooks is "Mr. T," a suave private detective and pool shark who fixes people’s problems in the enjoyable 1972 blaxploitation movie Trouble Man. When two local crime bosses (Ralph Waite from The Waltons & Star Trek alum Paul Winfield) hire him to catch those responsible for robbing their craps game, he finds himself embroiled in a murder that gets him in trouble with both the law and another boss, "Big." Mr. T. soon realizes he’s been double-crossed and framed by the two skunks that hired him, but he keeps his cool and calmly sets things right. Also features music by Marvin Gaye.

JimJamBonds
02-12-2009, 03:58 PM
As of late I watched Rome season's I and II. Accepted, This Is Spinal Tap, Superbad... and a few others I can't think of at the moment....

Ji'dai
02-13-2009, 08:35 PM
A mercenary (Christopher Walken) is hired to overthrow an African dictator and install a new one in the decent 1980 war movie The Dogs of War. Tom Berenger, Paul Freeman (Belloq from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Ed O'Neill (Al Bundy from TV’s Married… with Children round out the other mercs. JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist) plays Walken’s unrequited love interest. Also of note is Hugh Quarshie (Capt. Panaka in The Phantom Menace), who portrays one of the dictator’s thugs.

Rocketboy
02-14-2009, 12:30 AM
On Tuesday I saw Slumdog Millionaire and on Thursday I saw The Reader, both Best Picture nominees (among other categories).
Both were really good, but Slumdog was far better of the two and totally deserves Best Picture.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-14-2009, 12:40 AM
I finally saw 300 tonight with some friends. The stylization wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and the action was pretty killer. A little on the homoerotic side, but still . . .

Lord Malakite
02-14-2009, 02:26 AM
A little on the homoerotic side, but still . . .
Well to be fair thats probably one of the few things that 300 actually got right "fact" wise in concerns to Sparta. That and the scene about the manner in which they killed newborn infants if they were considered sickly and weak.

JetsAndHeels
02-14-2009, 12:46 PM
Saw Friday the 13th last night. I loved it!! It was great to see Jason move quick this time, instead of his usual slow pace.

Going to catch it again tomorrow then I am good until Watchmen comes out.

Ji'dai
02-14-2009, 05:17 PM
An Army captain (Humphrey Bogart) goes looking for his paratrooper buddy in the 1947 film noir mystery Dead Reckoning. Bogie learns that his pal enlisted to fight overseas in order to escape a murder rap; having been involved in a love triangle with a nightclub singer and her wealthy husband that ended with the death of the husband. But shortly upon returning home after the war, Bogart discovers that his buddy’s sultry singer galpal or the nightclub owner she worked for sent the poor guy’s car off a bridge with him still inside it.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-15-2009, 01:23 AM
I watched Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull tonight and still thought it was great.

TeeEye7
02-15-2009, 01:54 AM
Saw Friday the 13th last night. I loved it!! It was great to see Jason move quick this time, instead of his usual slow pace.

It's better because the new Jason is a local boy from my home town!

Yet another Central Valley success story makes it big in Hollywood!

JetsAndHeels
02-15-2009, 07:55 PM
Saw Friday the 13th last night. I loved it!! It was great to see Jason move quick this time, instead of his usual slow pace.

Going to catch it again tomorrow then I am good until Watchmen comes out.

Saw it again earlier today and enjoyed it.

Ji'dai
02-16-2009, 02:14 PM
A rising programming exec (Faye Dunaway) has an affair with an older colleague (William Holden) and exploits a nightly news anchor’s (Peter Finch) on-air descent into madness as a way to score higher ratings and garner greater audience share in the excellent 1976 satire Network. This movie is really more prescient than satire now, as it predicts the sensationalistic, ratings-driven, tabloid-news revolution in American media. Features one of the most memorable lines in cinema, when anchor Peter Finch implores his viewers to scream from their windows "I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this any more!" Robert Duvall and Ned Beatty costar and the movie has Lance Henriksen in a small role.

pbarnard
02-16-2009, 02:25 PM
A rising programming exec (Faye Dunaway) has an affair with an older colleague (William Holden) and exploits a nightly news anchor’s (Peter Finch) on-air descent into madness as a way to score higher ratings and garner greater audience share in the excellent 1976 satire Network. This movie is really more prescient than satire now, as it predicts the sensationalistic, ratings-driven, tabloid-news revolution in American media. Features one of the most memorable lines in cinema, when anchor Peter Finch implores his viewers to scream from their windows "I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this any more!" Robert Duvall and Ned Beatty costar and the movie has Lance Henriksen in a small role.


I'm still trying to get my wife to watch that movie. I just :love:it.

Ji'dai
02-16-2009, 02:53 PM
I'm still trying to get my wife to watch that movie. I just :love:it. I loved the scenes with the black female communist and Great Ahmed Kahn of the "Ecumenical Liberation Army." Some funny stuff.

preacher
02-16-2009, 11:43 PM
Hit my Red Box at Walgreens and rented a couple of shows.

Blindness was first.

Not at all what I expected. I'm not sure what the point of the movie was really. The theme seemed to touch on the age-old addage that goes something like "In a world of the blind, the one-eyed man is king". It certainly holds true in this film.

Intense. Disturbing.

Second was Lakeview Terrace. It served as the ying to Blindness's yang. Sam Jackson plays THAT neighbor. You know, the one on your street who thinks he is king of the block. He has a screw loose, but I found myself empathizing with him. An interracial couple that moves into the neighborhood puts on a porno for JAckson's children and that pretty much sets Abel (Jackson's character) opinion of the couple. There are several times that Jackson's attempts to open up to the husband (can't remember his name), but the husband is too stubborn or just plain stupid to catch on. The story reminded me of Michael Douglass's flick from the 90s Falling down. Beats were similar.

DarthQuack
02-16-2009, 11:53 PM
I also saw Friday the 13th today....really enjoyed it. Was the only one in the theater til a couple came in.....was hoping Jason would come in the theater and take care of them. :thumbsup:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-17-2009, 12:05 AM
After reading about it over and over in my film classes, I finally watched Battleship Potemkin tonight. It was pretty interesting but nothing too amazing (nowadays, at least). It was notable back then for its use of editing to maximize the viewer's emotions, and for the particular use of montage. Apparently, the scene where the soldiers march down the stairs influenced the raid on the Jedi Temple in ROTS, though I'm not sure how true that is.

TeeEye7
02-17-2009, 03:24 AM
I thought it was pretty graphic for the times. At least that was my impression seeing babies and women annihilated. :shocked:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-17-2009, 04:11 PM
As for me, I just kept noticing the tricks they were doing during the falling of the baby. You could see a big metal arm holding onto the cradle and the shadow of the camera crew, so I was a little distracted.

Ji'dai
02-17-2009, 04:13 PM
James Bond (Roger Moore) prevents arch-villain Hugo Drax from nerve-gassing Earth from space in the watchable 1979 film Moonraker. I think this movie was my first Bond film; and Roger Moore was 007 for me for many years. I remember seeing this one in theaters as a kid; I was probably drawn to the Star Warsy climatic space-battle at the end. Indeed, this movie owes a lot of inspiration to Star Wars in terms of set design. They even put the villain’s secret lair in the same Mayan pyramid seen in A New Hope. Bond is assisted by agent Holly Goodhead …ahem… played by Lois Chiles. This movie also features Richard Kiel as the hulking henchman with the metal teeth, "Jaws."

Ji'dai
02-19-2009, 04:28 PM
A wealthy rancher (Gene Hackman) relentlessly hunts the outlaws who kidnapped his wife (Candice Bergman) in the so-so 1971 western The Hunting Party. The gang’s illiterate leader nabs Bergman, mistaking her for a schoolmarm, with the intention of making her teach him how to read. Although he rapes her, she ends up falling in love with her kidnapper, as he’s actually more gentle than her husband, who has a sadomasochistic side towards women. Hackman and his friends use long range rifles to pick off the gang members one by one until only the leader and Bergman remain. Then Hackman shoots both and collapses.

Kidhuman
02-19-2009, 08:41 PM
Watched Semi-Pro last night. Jackie Moon rocks.

JimJamBonds
02-19-2009, 10:59 PM
I watched The Shawshank Redemption last night.

Rocketboy
02-19-2009, 11:44 PM
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I watched The Shawshank Redemption last night.I've been meaning to watch that for a few weeks now, but haven't gotten around to it. It has been years since I've seen it.
And now that I picked up the new paperback of Stephen King's short stories that have been turned into movies, I'm trying to decided if I want to read the story first.

Ji'dai
02-20-2009, 05:14 PM
After hearing the dying confession of a thief, a bunch of people race to find stolen loot thought to be buried in a park under a "Big W" in the 1963 comedy It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. The movie is bit overlong at three hours (the original cut was reportedly an hour longer), but it does have some funny bits and features just about every living comedic actor and performer involved in show business past and present at the time. Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, and Spencer Tracy star.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
02-20-2009, 05:16 PM
tI've been meaning to watch that for a few weeks now, but haven't gotten around to it. It has been years since I've seen it.
And now that I picked up the new paperback of Stephen King's short stories that have been turned into movies, I'm trying to decided if I want to read the story first.

My lady and I are going to that prison for a ghost hunt for our one year anniversary in march. I can't wait. THey filmed the scenes with Brooks' bedroom in the prison and the Brooks/Red was here is STILL there I believe. I need to find it.

sith_killer_99
02-22-2009, 12:55 AM
Today I watched:

W. It was pretty much what I expected and a complete wasted of the $4.00 I spent on the rental.

Madagascar Escape 2 Africa, much more entertaining and well worth the rental fee.:thumbsup:

pbarnard
02-23-2009, 10:28 AM
Office Space.

preacher
02-23-2009, 10:56 AM
Today I watched:

W. It was pretty much what I expected and a complete wasted of the $4.00 I spent on the rental.

SK, if there is a Walgreens near you, see if they got a Red Box. Especially for instances like these. Where you know something is going to suck, but your curiousity gets the better of you.

Its a great alternative. I use Red Box all the time now because about 95% of the films out there are total crap and barely worth a dollar. Much less four. Ack. If you enter your email address they send you copies of all your transactions for your records.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
02-23-2009, 11:41 AM
watched WALL-E last night as Target has it onsale for $10 (single disc). I had best buy match the ad and used some of the 55 dollar gift card stash from BB.

Still a terrific movie, but the packaging while admirable, is bad. These paper designs will SCRATCH DISCS. Luckily, I found some really fantastic custom art online AND I have extra DVd cases, so crisis averted. :thumbsup:


W. It was pretty much what I expected and a complete wasted of the $4.00 I spent on the rental.

4 bucks is pretty steep. I gotta recommend netflix; 18 bucks a month for unlimited movies, 3 at a time. That's pretty unbeatable IMHO.

Rocketboy
02-23-2009, 04:28 PM
Luckily, I found some really fantastic custom art online AND I have extra DVd cases, so crisis averted. :thumbsup:Got a link? Lately, I've been too lazy to make one on my own.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
02-23-2009, 06:20 PM
Got a link? Lately, I've been too lazy to make one on my own.

I'm on campus right now grading, but I have it saved on my flash drive. If you want, send me a PM with an e-mail addy and I can e-mail it to you much faster. :thumbsup:

Ji'dai
02-24-2009, 04:54 PM
The British Empire sends their man Bond (Roger Moore) to collect a lost electronic gadget in the rather boring 1981 movie For Your Eyes Only. A shipping magnate (Julian Glover from ESB and IJ and the Last Crusade) sinks a British intel vessel and uses Bond to salvage the techno-McGuffin with the intention of selling the thing to the Soviets. Often plodding and slow, this film seemed more like a vintage travelogue rather than a action-adventure movie.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-24-2009, 09:58 PM
Today in class we watched The 400 Blows, which is not nearly as dirty as it sounds. :p One of the first French New Wave films, it told the story of a juvenile delinquent as he gets into more and more trouble. It was quite good.

sith_killer_99
02-25-2009, 09:59 AM
4 bucks is pretty steep. I gotta recommend netflix; 18 bucks a month for unlimited movies, 3 at a time. That's pretty unbeatable IMHO.

I have a Netflix membership, truth be told, it was more of an an impulse rental. Netflix rocks, but sometimes I get backed up on my rental que. My favorite part of Netflix is the online video service, really good if you want to watch episodes of your favorite older TV shows. I have no reason to buy a dvd box set of CSI (any flavor) so long as my Netflix membership is good.:thumbsup:


SK, if there is a Walgreens near you, see if they got a Red Box. Especially for instances like these. Where you know something is going to suck, but your curiousity gets the better of you.

The McDonalds by me has one of these, but they are usually rented out of the newer stuff, it's a high traffic area.:(

Jargo
02-25-2009, 02:34 PM
Bolt. Excellent movie. fantastic imagery and slickly put together. Only drawback is the similarity in story to Toy Story 1. Bolt's journey seems a little too similar to Buzz lightyear's. However that aside I highly recommend this movie to anyone with kids above toddler age.

Yes man. Jim Carrey annoys me teribly but here he managed to engage me with his character and the story though fairly formulaic was nicely put together with enough pathos to to allow the comedy to bounce around while the more serious undertheme played out. Terrence Stamp was well, Terrence Stamp. he is what you get whatever the role. Zooey thingyface was a nice straight man foil to Carrey's extremes. Thogh she seemed a little overwhelmed and slightly flat at times. very entertaining movie though.

Sex drive. the extended version. typical teen road trip sex comedy. if it weren't for the appearances of James Marsden and Seth Green this movie would be utter utter pants. Personally having both Marsden and Green in a movie together is manna from heaven. have both of them giftwrapped and sent to me forthwith. Also the car. mmmm.

Blue2th
02-25-2009, 04:51 PM
Blindness what a depressing story yet hopeful. Makes you think if something like this could ever happen, how people or your government would act.

Miracle at St. Anna Spike Lee WWII flick about the blacks in Italy. You'd think it would all be one sided, and show just how hard it was for black soldiers which it did, but it showed there were good and bad people of all races on both sides of the conflict.
I really enjoyed it.

JimJamBonds
02-26-2009, 01:06 PM
I watched Zack and Miri the other day and liked it. Also I think I found a war movie to rival Pearl Harbor in terms of crappyness.... The Great Raid. A complete waste of my time plain and simple.

Kidhuman
02-26-2009, 06:33 PM
Body of Lies for me

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-26-2009, 10:01 PM
We saw Une femme est une femme today, along with clips from other Godard films. Dude was nuts as hell. Overall I liked the movie, but you could tell from time to time he was trying a little too hard to be subversive. Sometimes it worked, other times, not so much.

TeeEye7
03-01-2009, 07:32 PM
Currently watching the LOTR marathon on TNT today. ROTK is now on. I haven't seen the movies in some time. They still hold up!

sith_killer_99
03-01-2009, 08:09 PM
Currently watching "My Name is Bruce".

I also picked up "Quarentine" on blu-ray.

JetsAndHeels
03-01-2009, 08:11 PM
Currently watching "My Name is Bruce".

I also picked up "Quarentine" on blu-ray.

I watched both of those last week. Not bad films.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-01-2009, 08:26 PM
My family and I watched Ghost Town today. Nothing really too amazing but a pleasant way to spend some time.

Jargo
03-01-2009, 09:19 PM
Igor. not bad. not the best CGI movie I've seen. the style was quite good fun. the story was a bit flat though. lovely use of colour.

Mission Impossible 3. thrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp! absolute crud. brain meltingly awful.

1 and a half episodes of Category 7. tv mini series. big bad twisters and religious zealots. fabulous pairing. truly dreadful and holds about as much tension as a rubber girder.

Being Human: a comedy drama about a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost who share a house. more drama than comedy. made by BBC Wales, looks great, pithy dialogue, an amount of tension and high drama. quite good effects for a pretty low budget show. honest and fulfilling portrayals of character. very entertaining and an interesting spin on the monster genre. should do ok on BBC America. if it gets there, but it's just been recommisioned for a further 13 episodes so yeah. quiet and surprising success for the Beeb. I reccomend fanatic gothic vampire fans don't watch as they'll hate it. open minded folk should enjoy it immensely. clips and episodes on youtube now but also try to find and watch the pilot episode first. it's not essential but the difference in quality going from the pilot to the first series episode is interesting. especially cast changes.

Slicker
03-01-2009, 09:20 PM
I just finished watching Gran Torino. It was definitely a good movie and I'd watch it again.

sith_killer_99
03-02-2009, 01:09 AM
WOW, "Quarantine" was awesome! I'm glad I opted to buy it!:thumbsup:

JimJamBonds
03-05-2009, 12:35 PM
I watched An Evening Harder With Kevin Smith a few days ago, (still) great stuff!

pbarnard
03-17-2009, 12:51 PM
Saw Goodnight America, A Final Night with George W. Bush on HBO. Has its moments, and for no particular reason I lost all sensibility and almost passed out from laughing about the secret project from Ft Bragg.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-17-2009, 02:11 PM
I saw Hedwig and the Angry Inch last night at a free screening, and the director/star, John Cameron Mitchell, talked afterwards. He's also going to speak in my film class today. It was a pretty good movie and his talk was interesting.

I also watched AOTC with my roommates last night, starting at around midnight, which is the latest I've ever started a SW film, I think.

Rocketboy
03-17-2009, 11:44 PM
I saw Hedwig and the Angry Inch last night at a free screening, and the director/star, John Cameron Mitchell, talked afterwards. He's also going to speak in my film class today. It was a pretty good movie and his talk was interesting.I'm a bit jealous you got to meet JCM. I'm a huge fan of his Hedwig follow-up, Shortbus.

Hedwig is one movie I've wanted to see for a long time and have been trying to track down the DVD locally for a while now. It's out of print and I'm trying not to order it online since the prices are just so-so for a used copy.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-18-2009, 12:00 AM
I'm a bit jealous you got to meet JCM. I'm a huge fan of his Hedwig follow-up, Shortbus.

Hedwig is one movie I've wanted to see for a long time and have been trying to track down the DVD locally for a while now. It's out of print and I'm trying not to order it online since the prices are just so-so for a used copy.
I didn't meet him one-on-one or anything but hearing him talk was really interesting. He talked not just about film but a lot of other stuff as well particularly sexuality (imagine that). He's quite frank. In talking about his other work, he mentioned that he voiced the Dunkaroos kangaroo back in the day, which was quite a surprise to me as I loved those damn things.

Anyway, yeah, Hedwig was really good, if really odd. I've only seen some of Shortbus (watching it with someone about a year ago and mostly marveling at the crazy sex scenes but not watching the actual story, unfortunately).

Kidhuman
03-18-2009, 06:02 AM
Watched Role Models last night. Had me laughing alot

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-18-2009, 11:21 PM
I saw a sneak preview of Adventureland tonight. Not bad, but not as much humor as I had hoped; it's more of a straight-up love story with some funny secondary characters. It was good for what it was, though.

Rocketboy
03-19-2009, 12:18 AM
I've only seen some of Shortbus (watching it with someone about a year ago and mostly marveling at the crazy sex scenes but not watching the actual story, unfortunately).Aside from the J. C. Mitchell and Hedwig fans, the big draw of Shortbus was the sex, which I admit, got my attention. My wife and I happened to be in Chicago and saw it during it's theatrical run. After the initial shock of the film's reality wore off I really got into the movie and enjoyed it quite a bit as a character film and it ended up as one of my favorite movies of the year.


Watched Role Models last night. Had me laughing alotThe little kid (Ronnie) was hysterical, as was the movie in general.

Kidhuman
03-19-2009, 05:37 AM
Ronnie was killer. Dont touch my hang down.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-19-2009, 08:30 PM
Today in class we watched Black Girl, or La noire de..., as it's called in its original French (though it's a film by the Senegalese Ousmane Sembène). It was pretty good. The teacher set it up to be some kind of radical departure from other films we've seen or we're used to, but it doesn't really seem to be that way (at least not in this day and age). Still, I liked it.

Tycho
03-20-2009, 03:33 AM
Second was Lakeview Terrace. It served as the ying to Blindness's yang. Sam Jackson plays THAT neighbor. You know, the one on your street who thinks he is king of the block. He has a screw loose, but I found myself empathizing with him. An interracial couple that moves into the neighborhood puts on a porno for JAckson's children and that pretty much sets Abel (Jackson's character) opinion of the couple. There are several times that Jackson's attempts to open up to the husband (can't remember his name), but the husband is too stubborn or just plain stupid to catch on. The story reminded me of Michael Douglass's flick from the 90s Falling down. Beats were similar.

I just rented this.

I thought Jackson was very racist and prejudiced about his white neighbor marrying a black girl to start with. Yeah, I take his side about his new neighbors not needing to expose his children to their sex acts in their backyard swimming pool, but that didn't merit him slashing their tires or hiring a thug to vandalize their house and then seemingly attempt to rape the pregnant wife.

The California wildfires presented an extremely tense backdrop to this story and kept that tension maintained. It was all too real as I actually lived the fire experience though it didn't come closer than 5 miles from my place.

Jargo
03-20-2009, 11:35 AM
Battlefield Earth. What can I say about this movie? John Travolta cvamping it up in platform boots, bad direction, bad editing, awful acting. I watched it to sate my curiosity and i'll never watch it again. my final comment is "ugh, ugh ugh".

T3 rise of the machines. surely one of the most braindead sequels ever. A movie tailor made for the hard of thinking. miscast lead actor, hideous costume on the 'terminatrix' and all in all nothing but a showcase for the special effects guys to goof off with. A movie that should never have been made. A movie that I'll never watch again unless I'm held captive and forced to under threat of mutilation and death.

preacher
03-20-2009, 03:09 PM
I just rented this.

I thought Jackson was very racist and prejudiced about his white neighbor marrying a black girl to start with. Yeah, I take his side about his new neighbors not needing to expose his children to their sex acts in their backyard swimming pool, but that didn't merit him slashing their tires or hiring a thug to vandalize their house and then seemingly attempt to rape the pregnant wife.

The California wildfires presented an extremely tense backdrop to this story and kept that tension maintained. It was all too real as I actually lived the fire experience though it didn't come closer than 5 miles from my place.

I'm not sure it was literal racism though. He thought his wife was cheating on him and so the interracial couple was the target of the anger he had built up for so long, failing to confront his wife and her supposed "white" lover. It wasn't until he saw he kids threatened that he really turned the heat up. He was wrong in his response - clearly. I understood it. But that doesn't mean I agreed with it.

Tycho
03-21-2009, 07:30 PM
I just watched Ed Norton and Colin Farrel in the cop movie "Pride and Glory."

It was really good! Norton investigates dirty New York Cops and one of them turns out to be his brother-in-law who's under the command of his real brother, and who's the loved husband of his sister. There's brutal murders, terrible betrayal, racial rioting, and a shocking ending.

This one's really worth seeing, especially if you liked "Training Day" and television like "The Shield."

Tycho
03-22-2009, 02:11 AM
Body of Lies was also awesome. (Leonardo Di Capprio and Russel Crowe).

This was a cool CIA spy thriller set in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East during the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It was very suspenseful and intense.

Leo did a really great job acting - and sacraficing his fingers like he did ;)

Slicker
03-22-2009, 02:40 AM
I watched a few things on my flight back:

Lakeview Terrace
Flash of Genius
2 episodes of Phineas and Ferb (yes they had that on the flight!!)
An episode of Jon and Kate plus 8

Tycho
03-22-2009, 04:21 AM
Slicker, how did you like Lakeview Terrace? The California wildfires were a very real scare for west-coasters like me. I actually saw that sht and had to drive through it when my grandfather fell and broke his hip.

The movie was good, but Body of Lies and Rambo were better. Pride and Glory was really good as well

Rambo was a majorly socially conscious movie about the stuff that's happening in Burma. I have to say I was impressed - as well as with all the blood and guts they put into this movie. It's actually banned in Burma and you'd be sent to prison for having it there - and Sylvester Stallone isn't permitted in that country - he'd be arrested on sight.

sith_killer_99
03-22-2009, 11:28 AM
I recently watched two Independent films:

Media Malpractice (How Obama Got Elected)
Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan

Both excellent movies!:thumbsup::yes::D

Next up is Religoulous...by some guy named Bill Maher.

Tycho
03-22-2009, 12:05 PM
Religoulous is funny and all too often true.

But then again I can see where we both pick out movies that already match our preconceptions. I enjoyed (one scene in particular - the Iraq War planning part) in "W." :D

sith_killer_99
03-22-2009, 12:40 PM
I pretty much though W. sucked. Not because of the subject but because of the cartoonish way each of the characters were portrayed. I just couldn't get into it. I watched the whole thing from start to finish, but it was poorly done IMO. At times it felt very rushed and at other times it just dragged on. I had hoped it would be a more serious film with....I don't know....maybe some real insight. No such luck.

I have no such expectations for Maher's piece, just good funny entertainment.:thumbsup:

Media Malpractice was good, not as good as I had hoped, but enlightening at times. My favorite part was when they show the media crying about people like Ann Coulter using Obama's middle name and how she was spreading "hate". Then immediately after Obama was elected, MSNBC with joyful tear swelled eyes proudly proclaim "Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th President of the United States.":crazed: ROTFLMAO Not trying to get political, but it was pretty funny to watch.:yes:

TeeEye7
03-22-2009, 03:22 PM
Watched Fast Times at Ridgemont High last night on HBO featuring future Academy Award winners Sean Penn, Forrest Whitaker, and Nicholas Cage (who is credited as Nicholas Coppola and is almost invisible in the film).

Many other future stand-outs like Judge Reinhold, Eric Stoltz, Phoebe Cates, Anthony Edwards, and Jennifer Jason Leigh are in it. Fun surprises like Nancy Wilson of Heart pop up in a cameo.

It's one of those films I'll go out of my way to watch if I know it's on.

Tycho
03-22-2009, 06:24 PM
TeeEye: I loved Phoebe Cates in that ONE SCENE in Fast Times - you know which one I'm talking about (when she's getting out of the swimming pool!!! :love: )

Every time I hear The Cars "In Stereo" I think of that scene.

I don't believe she's had a steller career after that though. I looked her up on IMDB.com and there's not that much I know of. I could be uninformed though.

Sith_Killer: I thought that Oliver Cromwell's portrayal of George H.W. Bush was very respectful and it would seem Oliver Stone also respected that first President Bush. For a more realistic portrayal of the younger President Bush, see "Harold and Kumar Escape Guantanamo."

Actually it amazes me that "Harold" is going to be playing Lt. Sulu in the new Star Trek.

Kirk: "Warp speed now, Mister Sulu, or the Romulans will have us all dead!"

Sulu: Hang on just a minute there, Captain, Sir. Have you seen my big bag of weed? I had it right here at the Conn Station just a minute ago. Hey wait a minute? Where is Chekov and why isn't he at his station?"

sith_killer_99
03-22-2009, 06:42 PM
Sith_Killer: I thought that Oliver Cromwell's portrayal of George H.W. Bush was very respectful and it would seem Oliver Stone also respected that first President Bush.

I agree Cromwell did a very good job, Bush Sr. was the least cartoonish character in the movie, but even he had his moments, esp. during his loss to Clinton. That aside Cromwell did the only real acting in the film IMO. There were times I wasn't sure if I was watching "W" or "An American Carol". lol

Jargo
03-22-2009, 10:12 PM
watched Dragon wars tonight. it was the most carpy movie i could dig out for a 'don't have to think about it' evening. truly awful movie in every sense. they couldn't have crammed any more ripped off movie moments in there if they tried. It did prove to me however that jason Behr really IS just a pretty face with no talent. still it's always cool to see a major city being torn apart whether it's by some sort of dinosaur or dragon or military misfire.

Rocketboy
03-23-2009, 12:31 AM
I've watched two movies in the last few days.

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas - When a Nazi officer is promoted and transferred, he moves his family into a new house in the country. One day as the officer's child is exploring the wooded are behind the house he comes across another boy with a shaved head wearing "pajamas" behind a large barbed wire fence and the boys strike up a friendship where they slowly learn about each other.
A very powerful and moving movie with amazing performances by the children. Seeing the Holocaust through a child's eyes is haunting.

Punisher War Zone - or How To Ruin A Character. Terrible story, terrible acting, terrible make-up, terrible...everything. It made me want to cry that a character with so much potential could be handled so poorly and destroyed so easily. The people that made the movie have no idea what makes The Punisher work. They probably flipped through the MAX series and said "Ah ha! Violence! That's all we need!"

Tycho
03-23-2009, 12:55 AM
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas - When a Nazi officer is promoted and transferred, he moves his family into a new house in the country. One day as the officer's child is exploring the wooded are behind the house he comes across another boy with a shaved head wearing "pajamas" behind a large barbed wire fence and the boys strike up a friendship where they slowly learn about each other.
A very powerful and moving movie with amazing performances by the children. Seeing the Holocaust through a child's eyes is haunting.


I have a good friend that rented this the other night. She had wanted to see it in the theaters but when we tried to go, we found out that we'd just missed it.

I haven't asked her what she thought yet. I've gotten more interested myself now, thanks to Rocketboy's post.

Rocketboy
03-23-2009, 01:09 AM
I wanted to see it in theaters also, but it only played in my area for like a week.
After my mom bought it and said how much she liked it my wife and I tried to rent it nearly everyday for a week and a half, but the video stores were always out.
Since we just got our tax money we ended up just buying it and I'm glad we did. It's not a movie I'll watch often, but I think it is worth owning.

JetsAndHeels
03-23-2009, 10:47 AM
Punisher War Zone - or How To Ruin A Character. Terrible story, terrible acting, terrible make-up, terrible...everything. It made me want to cry that a character with so much potential could be handled so poorly and destroyed so easily. The people that made the movie have no idea what makes The Punisher work. They probably flipped through the MAX series and said "Ah ha! Violence! That's all we need!"

The Tom Jane Punisher is still my favorite (not like there are too many to choose from anyway), but War Zone had some enjoyable parts to it IMO. I liked how War Zone jumped into the mob aspect.
I also agree with you though on the acting....I liked Ray Stephenson from the Rome series, but he brought nothing significant to the Punisher character. I do think "Looney Bin Jim" was the most entertaining of them all.

Ji'dai
03-23-2009, 04:51 PM
Former fighter pilot Ted Blake (Robert Hays) must face his fears and land a commercial airliner in the classic 1980 disaster-parody movie Airplane! Julie Hagerty is Hays’ stewardess girlfriend; Peter Graves is the homoerotic pilot who takes ill by eating the in-flight fish meal, and Robert Stack is Blake’s former commanding officer called in to talk him through the landing. Also features Leslie Nielson as a doctor-passenger who delivers his comic lines with a deadpan grim-faced stoicism.

Evil Galactic President Skroob (Mel Brooks) sends henchmen Colonel Sandurs and Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap spoiled Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) in order to ransom her for her planet’s precious atmosphere in the 1987 Star Wars-spoof Spaceballs. Racing to her rescue in their flying Winnebago, Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his co-pilot Barf (John Candy) seek knowledge from Yogurt (Mel Brooks), Master of the Schwartz, to defeat Dark Helmet and save the galaxy.

Ji'dai
03-24-2009, 05:04 PM
Betrayed by a cohort during a train robbery, an outlaw (Charles Bronson) partners with an unlikely ally - a Japanese samurai (Toshiro Mifune) - in the enjoyable 1971 western Red Sun. Bronson’s gang inadvertently targets a train transporting the new Japanese ambassador and his warrior protectors to Washington, DC. During the robbery, Bronson’s partner kills one samurai and steals a ceremonial sword intended for the US President. Bronson reluctantly joins forces with the remaining samurai, who is honor-bound to avenge his dead friend and recover the lost sword.

DarthQuack
03-25-2009, 07:38 AM
Quantum of Solace on Blu Ray ;)

Ji'dai
03-25-2009, 05:09 PM
While filming a fluff piece, an ambitious television reporter (Jane Fonda) and her cameraman (Michael Douglas) are the only eyewitnesses to an emergency shut-down at a nuclear power plant in 1979’s The China Syndrome. The plant’s control room supervisor (Jack Lemmon) is able to avert the problem but soon realizes that the plant’s quality control is in doubt and a potential nuclear disaster is possible. Released around the same time as the incident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, this film heavily influenced public opinion against nuclear power. The film’s title is based on the so-called “China Syndrome” disaster scenario - when the core melts through the plant floor and “down all the way through to China.”

JimJamBonds
03-26-2009, 01:56 PM
I watched Clerks last night, I'm thinking about making a run on Kevin Smith movies today.

Ji'dai
03-26-2009, 07:49 PM
“You ever wonder what’s the most horrible way to die? Well for me the worst way would be for a bunch of old men to get around me and start eating me alive. First, they’d rip off my clothes…” Punk girl Trash gets her wish while Bert and Ernie help Frank, Freddie, and a group of punk teens survive a horde of brain-eating corpses in the 1985 horror movie The Return of the Living Dead. Probably the best film in the genre, superior to even Romero’s stuff.

The commander (John Wayne) of an all-volunteer fighter wing based in China flies missions against the Japanese, deals with a maverick pilot who routinely disobeys orders and romances a nurse in 1942’s predictable but enjoyable Flying Tigers.

JON9000
03-26-2009, 08:15 PM
Sith_Killer: I thought that Oliver Cromwell's portrayal of George H.W. Bush was very respectful and it would seem Oliver Stone also respected that first President Bush. For a more realistic portrayal of the younger President Bush, see "Harold and Kumar Escape Guantanamo."

I particularly liked the part where he pooped all over the Monarchy at Marston Moor and told Parliament to eat his butt.

(I think you mean Jamie Cromwell) ;)

Ji'dai
03-28-2009, 03:28 PM
After the destruction of the earth by an alien species, a young man (Matt Damon) must locate and use his father’s invention to create a new planet in the 2000 animated film Titan A.E. Also features the voice talents of Drew Barrymore and Bill Pullman.

A group of college students vacationing on a remote island encounter a pack of wild attack dogs in the okay 2006 horror movie The Breed. Flying in by plane, the students stay at their grandfather’s country house, which is situated on a point overlooking an inlet and not far from a former dog-breeding compound. The canines escaped, established dominance over the island, and pretty much eat anyone clueless enough to go there. A virus is also spread by their bite, but that little plot thread is left dangling as the infected are killed off by other means first.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-28-2009, 06:33 PM
I watched Hancock for the first time last night. It was pretty good but got unnecessarily complicated towards the end.

DarthQuack
03-28-2009, 06:45 PM
Watched Speed Racer on Blu Ray....not sure how I felt about the plot but the visuals were amazing. Wished I was on acid while watching it

Slicker
03-28-2009, 09:17 PM
I went out the other day and bought several movies. So far I've watched:

The Clone Wars Movie
Cujo
8mm

I just started watching Monsters Inc. and I've also got Silence of the Lambs. I think I'm gonna go out right now and buy a bunch more $10 DVD's on base.

sith_killer_99
03-28-2009, 09:55 PM
I just finished watching...

Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009) - An AWESOME follow up to the original series. I actually watched it from Netflix's watch it now feature. I will have to buy this on DVD for my DLM collection!

For any fans of Dead Like Me, I highly recommend this movie!:yes:

UKWildcat
03-28-2009, 10:23 PM
I just finished watching...

Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009) - An AWESOME follow up to the original series. I actually watched it from Netflix's watch it now feature. I will have to buy this on DVD for my DLM collection!

For any fans of Dead Like Me, I highly recommend this movie!:yes:

I loved the Dead Like Me series, and I was very much looking forward to the movie (and still am) but I haven't been able to watch it yet. I was disappointed when I learned that Mandy Patinkin wasn't going to play Rube. :(

Glad to hear it was good though... I'll get to it one of these days. May try and re-watch the series beforehand, that would be awesome considering that I have only seen it once and that was a while ago. :thumbsup:

sith_killer_99
03-28-2009, 10:46 PM
I was disappointed when I learned that Mandy Patinkin wasn't going to play Rube.

yeah, Rube left at the end of the series, this pretty much picks up where the series left off. I really enjoyed the new film, but I was sad because it reminded me of everything we have sort of "missed" with the series being over.:cry:

Ji'dai
03-29-2009, 11:32 AM
A group of space explorers and their droid discover a lost derelict spacecraft in the decent 1979 sci-fi film The Black Hole. The crew soon learns the ship is crewed by mindless androids, protected by armed robots, and captained by a mad scientist intent on taking his ship into the singularity. The robots are pretty cool even though they’re somewhat similar to the astromechs from another space fantasy from a few years before. Features one of most terrifying robots in science fiction - the giant red war droid Maximillian.

sith_killer_99
03-29-2009, 12:03 PM
The Black Hole is a classic, I haven't seen it in years!:thumbsup:

Just getting started on "Twilight"....we'll see.:ermm:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-29-2009, 11:58 PM
Today I watched Blindness. It was a little long but really quite good.

Rocketboy
03-30-2009, 12:45 AM
Today I watched Blindness. It was a little long but really quite good.I didn't see it.
*rimshot*

pbarnard
03-30-2009, 09:54 AM
What I always watch on my birthday (and carried over the next day). Star Wars Episode I, Star Wars Episode II, Star Wars Episode III, Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi.

Tycho
03-30-2009, 11:57 AM
I bet Anakin turns to the Dark Side and his son blows up a Death Star.

Did that happen?

pbarnard
03-30-2009, 12:07 PM
I bet Anakin turns to the Dark Side and his son blows up a Death Star.

Did that happen?

It did. I was really hoping though that the Emperor would unleash is UNLIMITED POWER on Luke and just french fry him right there. Didn't happen. That wuss Anakin/Vader pitched him over the railing again!

Tycho
03-30-2009, 01:27 PM
You know, it's almost unbelievable how the Empire's contractors on such a costly expensive project as a Death Star would first leave an exhaust port open, and then later build their patron's throne room, his physical seat of power from which to command all he can lay his eyes on, with so many open pits down reactor shafts and insufficient railing. I mean what were they thinking? In this day and age, you need to consider the safety of old people when building, especially government facilities.

preacher
03-30-2009, 02:14 PM
Changeling, one of the few Angelina Jolie flicks that I enjoyed (incl. Tomb Raider). As a father of three girls this show really hit me hard. Los Angeles circa 1920s is the backdrop and the central plot follows the orruption/ineptitude of the police department during that time. Jolie is a single mother who works as a supervisor at a telephone switchboard. One day she comes home to find that her son is missing. The Changeling is a reference to the boy that the police department finds and says is her son. nevermind the fact that the boy Jolie is given is waaay different than her real son. Verfy good movie. It is truly sinister, but the director did a great job with showing the violence off-screen. The implications were inferred in the dialogue between characters. Made for an intense experience. As a father of three girls, my youngest just turning 15 months, it hit me hard. It was the first movie that I wasn't able to watch from start to finish in one sitting. This took me four nights to watch. Red Box made some money on me this time.

Quantum of Solace. What can I say? If you like Bond you'll like it. If you didn't like previous bonds you may like this one. My wife falls into the later. I fall into the former.

Bolt. After watching Changeling I needed something uplifting. Fun disney adventure about a movie star dog that thinks he is a superhero. Not the best Disney animation, but entertaining.

Ji'dai
03-30-2009, 05:17 PM
On the eve of WWII, an elderly professor of languages (Tim Roth) is struck by lightning and becomes forty years younger in Francis Ford Coppola’s enigmatic 2007 film Youth Without Youth. Roth becomes the subject of intense medical interest, especially to agents of the Third Reich. Fleeing to neutral Switzerland, he continues his life-long study of languages, searching for the original mother tongue spoken by the first humans. After the war he falls in love with a young woman who’s suffered a similar fate as his own. After she is struck by lightning she begins recalling past lives and speaks forgotten languages, much to his delight. But as his accident restored his youth, hers comes with a price: she ages prematurely with each past life she relives.

UKWildcat
03-30-2009, 08:18 PM
Changeling, one of the few Angelina Jolie flicks that I enjoyed (incl. Tomb Raider). As a father of three girls this show really hit me hard. Los Angeles circa 1920s is the backdrop and the central plot follows the orruption/ineptitude of the police department during that time. Jolie is a single mother who works as a supervisor at a telephone switchboard. One day she comes home to find that her son is missing. The Changeling is a reference to the boy that the police department finds and says is her son. nevermind the fact that the boy Jolie is given is waaay different than her real son. Verfy good movie. It is truly sinister, but the director did a great job with showing the violence off-screen. The implications were inferred in the dialogue between characters. Made for an intense experience. As a father of three girls, my youngest just turning 15 months, it hit me hard. It was the first movie that I wasn't able to watch from start to finish in one sitting. This took me four nights to watch. Red Box made some money on me this time.

I thought Changeling was phenomenal! One of the best movies I have seen in a while. :thumbsup:

TeeEye7
03-30-2009, 11:14 PM
Not feeling very motivated to do much of anything today, I sat down and watched Opie's Apollo 13.

I still like it. I still love Jame Horner's soundtrack.

Ji'dai
03-31-2009, 05:01 PM
Successful prize-fighter James Braddock (Russell Crowe) is humbled by the Great Depression but makes a surprising comeback in the mid-1930s and defeats boxing champion Max Baer in Ron Howard’s watchable 2005 biopic Cinderella Man. Renee Zellweger plays Braddcock’s wife and Paul Giamatti is his trainer/manager. (Braddock later loses the title to Joe Louis in 1937).

A titled British woman (Nicole Kidman) falls in love with her cattle drover (Hugh Jackman), mothers a young mixed-race aboriginal boy (Brandon Walters), brings her ranch back from the brink of failure, and survives an attack by the same Japanese fleet that bombed Pearl Harbor in the enjoyable 2008 film Australia.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
03-31-2009, 07:14 PM
I watched the Jim Gaffigan special, "King Baby" and it's HYSTERICAL. I enjoyed it a lot more than the "Pale" one he had a few years back. He used the "tiny voice" much less this time around and when he did, it was far funnier. Great stuff!! :thumbsup:

And fans of Ghost Hunters and that genre might want to check out my blog as this past weekend my lady and I went on a ghost hunt of an old prison where a film classic was filmed. What classic film? The attached pic should tip you off.

I have two blogs about the evening's activities and incidents. Both entries are public, so you can read both and leave comments. http://whitebrowgigs.livejournal.com/ The first entry has my possible EVP's and the second entry has the evening in full. Hope you enjoy! :thumbsup:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-31-2009, 10:13 PM
Today in class we watched Night of the Living Dead due to it being a successful independent 1960's film and all. Some of it was a little goofy and outdated but overall I really liked it.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
03-31-2009, 10:27 PM
Today in class we watched Night of the Living Dead due to it being a successful independent 1960's film and all. Some of it was a little goofy and outdated but overall I really liked it.

You have taken your step into a larger world, my young Padawan.

I LOVE Romero's LIVING DEAD films. They're easily my favorite saga of films, ever (yes, beating SW and LOTR). and DAWN OF THE DEAD is my favorite film, ever. :thumbsup:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-01-2009, 12:09 AM
You have taken your step into a larger world, my young Padawan.

I LOVE Romero's LIVING DEAD films. They're easily my favorite saga of films, ever (yes, beating SW and LOTR). and DAWN OF THE DEAD is my favorite film, ever. :thumbsup:
Nice. There's quite a few movies I want to see, and I'll add these to the list.

UKWildcat
04-01-2009, 12:47 AM
Nice. There's quite a few movies I want to see, and I'll add these to the list.

Add it to the list and immediately move it to the top of your queue.

Tycho
04-01-2009, 02:22 AM
A titled British woman (Nicole Kidman) falls in love with her cattle drover (Hugh Jackman), mothers a young mixed-race aboriginal boy (Brandon Walters), brings her ranch back from the brink of failure, and survives an attack by the same Japanese fleet that bombed Pearl Harbor in the enjoyable 2008 film Australia.

Is it true that the Japanese fleet bombed Australia as well? Why? Does Australia have a formidable navy or long-range air force?

Ji'dai
04-01-2009, 04:59 PM
Is it true that the Japanese fleet bombed Australia as well? Why? Yes, the Japanese fleet bombed the port city of Darwin, Australia in early 1942. I imagine it was to destroy any harbor facilities that could be used by the US or Britain.
Does Australia have a formidable navy or long-range air force? If by Australia you mean Great Britain, then yes, the British had a large navy and air force, but it was occupied protecting the home isles from the Germans, who were a much greater threat than the Japanese.

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A London couple suspect that their secretive new tenant is Jack the Ripper in the dull 1944 horror movie The Lodger. Turns out that he is.

A man (William Elliott) searches for his brother’s killer by leading a rancher’s (Walter Brennan) cattle drive in the 1950 western The Showdown. One of the trail-hands is responsible and the man aims to flush him out on the long drive, but soon learns the person responsible was the one he least suspected. Features Henry Morgan (Col. Potter on TV’s M*A*S*H) as a hot-headed cowboy that is proven innocent of the crime.

DarthQuack
04-01-2009, 07:21 PM
Watched Slumdog Millionaire on Blu Ray yesterday.....such a great flick, I really enjoy it. I think I'll end up buying it, hopefully if I can get it under 20 bones....not in a rush.

Ji'dai
04-02-2009, 03:55 PM
Anti-Nazi student resistance member Sophie Scholl is executed by the Third Reich in the 2005 biography Sophie Scholl: The Final Days. Scholl was a member of the White Rose, a student group led by her brother Hans and devoted to spreading democratic ideas and protesting Hitler’s bungling of the war. Sophie, Hans, and another member are arrested and turned over to the Gestapo after being caught passing out leaflets at a university. The three confess under questioning but refuse to name names. During a show trial in the infamous People’s Court, Sophie, her brother, and their friend are tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and executed by guillotine all in the same day.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-02-2009, 10:04 PM
Today we saw Bonnie and Clyde. What a strange, exhilarating movie! Certainly in its original time period it must have really been something (as we know it was).

TeeEye7
04-03-2009, 11:27 AM
Today we saw Bonnie and Clyde. What a strange, exhilarating movie! Certainly in its original time period it must have really been something (as we know it was).

Yes, it certainly was! I was but a youngster when this came out. The thing I remember most upon seeing the movie was the level of graphic violence (for the time). I don't know if they had the movie rating system yet in 1967 (there's your homework assignment for the day, JJL) but I was able to get into the theater with my older brothers no problem. It's funny to look back at who was in it: Warren Beatty was kind of a teen matinee idol prior to the movie (a few short years ago he was a semi-regular on the old Dobie Gillis TV show) and Faye Dunaway was virtually an unknown! Same for Gene Hackman. My how things changed!

Rocketboy
04-03-2009, 05:09 PM
The MPAA rating system was implemented on November 1, 1968.

Ji'dai
04-03-2009, 06:29 PM
During the Cuban missile crisis, a b-movie director (John Goodman) thrills and chills audiences with his latest horror movie at a Key West theater filled with electric seats, a massive sound system, and other physical effects in the watchable 1993 coming-of-age comedy Matinee.

Agent double-O seven (Roger Moore) discovers a scheme by a black Caribbean gangster (Yaphet Kotto) to smuggle heroin into the United States in the 1973 blaxploitation Bond flick Live and Let Die. Features Jane Seymour as the tarot card-reading “Solitaire” and the first appearance of the fat, southern, bigoted Sheriff J.W. Pepper (Clifton James). Paul McCartney’s band Wings performs the title song.

Ji'dai
04-05-2009, 11:03 AM
During the Second World War, a German officer at a concentration camp employs a group of Jewish bankers, printers, and a convicted forger to make fake British currency in order to undermine the enemy’s economy in the engaging 2007 film The Counterfeiters. Living in much better conditions than others in the camp, this small group of Jews succeed in making funny British money, but are able to delay production of counterfeit US dollars until the tide of the war turns against Germany and the camp is liberated.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-06-2009, 01:49 AM
I saw Slumdog Millionaire today. It was pretty good but honestly nothing to write home about, so I don't see what the fuss really is. My sister bought the DVD and it was one of those damn feature-free discs that was supposed to ship to rental places but got mistakenly sent in regular packaging to stores, so she's going to try to get the correct one as Fox is giving replacements.

Ji'dai
04-06-2009, 02:04 PM
An assassin (Christopher Lee) is gunning for James Bond (Roger Moore) in the 1974 action film The Man with the Golden Gun. Little person Herve Villechaize (Tattoo on TV’s Fantasy Island) stars as Lee’s personal valet. Also features the return of fat southern Sheriff J.W. Pepper (Clifton James), who reprises his “ugly American” role by making fun of the ‘darkies’ while on holiday in Southeast Asia.

An aimless young man (Emilio Estevez) finds success repossessing cars until a strange vehicle with some weird alien energy in the trunk turns up in the offbeat 1984 science fiction film Repo Man. Harry Dean Stanton costars as Estevez’s gruff mentor in the repo business.

Rocketboy
04-06-2009, 07:55 PM
I saw Slumdog Millionaire today. It was pretty good but honestly nothing to write home about, so I don't see what the fuss really is. My sister bought the DVD and it was one of those damn feature-free discs that was supposed to ship to rental places but got mistakenly sent in regular packaging to stores, so she's going to try to get the correct one as Fox is giving replacements.I just finished watching my DVD (I've had it since Tuesday) and I also got a damn rental disc. With screw-ups like this Fox is really going to p*ss people off even more than they already have.

On the movie - I still really like this movie. I love the modern fairy tale aspect.
I'm still amazed that Fox nearly skipped a theatrical run and just dumped this movie on DVD.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-06-2009, 09:07 PM
Apparently they handle replacements through 1-888-223-4FOX or http://slumdogdvd.orderassistance.com/. They really screwed this one up, and since this was the first DVD where they differentiated the rental copies from the retail ones, I bet this will happen over and over in the future.

El Chuxter
04-06-2009, 10:05 PM
Twilight. My sister-in-law and her husband came up this weekend, and the ladies wanted to see it. I knew it was a chick flick, but, Christ, could there be a single bit of conflict, plot, character development, anything? This movie was so incredibly bland, I hesitate to give it the credit of calling it bad. Sad thing is, the basic idea isn't really a bad one; as much as I hate touchy-feely vampires, there was at least as much potential as with True Blood (which I don't care for, but recognize as being faily well-done). Not a bit of it was realized. Sad, especially for the guy who played Cedric Diggory and who apparently signed the multi-film contract before reading books he decided weren't very good after he finally did read 'em.

Iron Man: The much needed antithesis of the above film, in practically every way. It's sad that Iron Man has never been as cool in comics as in this movie, but the movie's so incredibly awesome, you can't get too sad about it.

JimJamBonds
04-06-2009, 10:10 PM
Yesterday I watched Role Models and loved it and ... Still Waiting and.... yeah not as good.

Tycho
04-06-2009, 10:56 PM
Chuxter: Robert Downey Jr.'s Ironman was indeed awesome. He was perfect for the Tony Stark role and it was a well-written (if not predictable) movie.

Rocketboy
04-06-2009, 11:39 PM
Apparently they handle replacements through 1-888-223-4FOX or http://slumdogdvd.orderassistance.com/. They really screwed this one up, and since this was the first DVD where they differentiated the rental copies from the retail ones, I bet this will happen over and over in the future.Thanks. I was going to stop at Best Buy after work tomorrow.
It doesn't sound like they want the other disc back - All they asked for is some info on the DVD/DVD Case and an address to mail the replacement disc.
That could also bite them in the *ss - for every copy they screwed up, there could be two copies out there (original and replacement) and the original buyer could give away the extra one, costing Fox a possible sale.

sith_killer_99
04-07-2009, 12:12 AM
I watched Religulous the other day, it was much better than I expected. I actually enjoyed it and found myself laughing and crying at the same time.:thumbsup:

I also just finished watching Sex Drive....OMG...fn hilarious!!! I rented it, but now I have to buy it!!!! Seth Green always cracks me up!

Ji'dai
04-07-2009, 01:31 PM
In the early 18th century, a captain (John Huston) and his contingent of guides, trappers, and traders haul a boat through the American wilderness in order to travel back home by water once reaching the Missouri in the watchable 1971 “western” Man in the Wilderness. Left for dead by his captain after being mauled by a bear, a hunter (Richard Harris) remarkably survives to track down the man who left him behind.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-07-2009, 09:27 PM
Today we watched Hearts and Minds. It was very powerful and moving, and reminded me very much of that other war we're still working on. It also reminded me of the Endor battle, which is appropriate as we're going to watch ROTJ tonight.

Rocketboy
04-07-2009, 11:14 PM
I also just finished watching Sex Drive....OMG...fn hilarious!!! I rented it, but now I have to buy it!!!! Seth Green always cracks me up!Sex Drive was far better than I expected. Once it drops in price or goes on sale I plan on picking it up.
And the main chick in the movie was crazy hot.

sith_killer_99
04-08-2009, 12:22 AM
Sex Drive was far better than I expected. Once it drops in price or goes on sale I plan on picking it up.And the main chick in the movie was crazy hot.

Dude, if you enjoyed this movie you have GOT to pick up the special "Unrated" edition.....BEST UNRATED VERSION OF ANY FILM EVER....ever!:D:yes:

Rocketboy
04-08-2009, 12:29 AM
Dude, if you enjoyed this movie you have GOT to pick up the special "Unrated" edition.....BEST UNRATED VERSION OF ANY FILM EVER....ever!:D:yes:I rented the Unrated version.
Best Unrated DVD indeed.
:thumbsup:

Rocketboy
04-08-2009, 09:46 AM
I filled out the Slumdog Millionaire replacement disc app on Monday night (11:30pm) and the UPS guy dropped of the new disc a few minutes ago (9:30am), just 34 hours later! They said it wouldn't be shipped for 2-3 days and it's here is a day and a half!

In side the bubble mailer is the replacement disc, an pre-paid envelope and an apology letter (with $3 off coupon for Marley & Me) that requests the old disc back...at my convenience.
I assumed they may want the old disc back, but wasn't sure when they didn't mention it earlier. Perhaps "my convenience" is never? With no return slip or info on the envelope they have no way to track who returns the bogus discs.
It'd serve 'em right for screwing this up. But I do have to give them props for speed on fixing their mistake.

Ji'dai
04-08-2009, 10:44 AM
A police officer (Daniel Craig) in 2054 Paris investigates the disappearance of a research scientist who has (re)discovered an anti-aging cure in the watchable 2005 animated film Renaissance. Not a bad film per se, but the black and white rotoscoping is not for me. Features the voice talents of Ian Holm, Catherine McCormack, and Jonathan Pryce.

In 1976, Israeli commandos storm Uganda’s Entebbe airport in order to free the Jewish hostages of a hijacked Air France flight in the 1978 docudrama Operation Thunderbolt. Klaus Kinski plays the German ringleader of the terrorists.

Ji'dai
04-09-2009, 03:14 PM
Interviews with surviving friends and relatives help relate the tragic life of White Rose protest student Sophie Scholl in the 2007 documentary Sophie Scholl: In Defiance of All Powers. Scholl, her brother Hans, and another White Rose member were arrested by the Gestapo for passing out leaflets critical of the Nazi regime. All three defendants were tried, convicted, and sentenced to die by the People’s Court. A few hours later they were guillotined. One of the White Rose leaflets was smuggled out of Germany and later dropped en masse over Munich during an Allied air raid.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-09-2009, 04:17 PM
I filled out the Slumdog Millionaire replacement disc app on Monday night (11:30pm) and the UPS guy dropped of the new disc a few minutes ago (9:30am), just 34 hours later! They said it wouldn't be shipped for 2-3 days and it's here is a day and a half!

In side the bubble mailer is the replacement disc, an pre-paid envelope and an apology letter (with $3 off coupon for Marley & Me) that requests the old disc back...at my convenience.
I assumed they may want the old disc back, but wasn't sure when they didn't mention it earlier. Perhaps "my convenience" is never? With no return slip or info on the envelope they have no way to track who returns the bogus discs.
It'd serve 'em right for screwing this up. But I do have to give them props for speed on fixing their mistake.
My sister did the same thing and got the disc a day or so later, so at least they are being speedy on this one.

DarthQuack
04-09-2009, 04:30 PM
Currently Army of Darkness is on our TV in HD.

Ji'dai
04-10-2009, 04:43 PM
A British police commando (Rhona Mitra) and her team are sent into quarantined 2035 Scotland to recover a living specimen after a virus that wiped out that country has reappeared in London in the excellent 2008 sci-fi horror film Doomsday. Once inside the quarantine zone, the commandos meet two surviving, competing factions: the first, a group of post-apocalyptic cannibalistic punk bikers (straight out of Mad Max or Escape From New York); and the second, a medieval society headquartered in a remote rural castle, lorded over by a former scientist (Malcolm McDowell). Having never heard of this film, I wasn’t expecting much, but it turned out to be great fun - a good popcorn movie. The film’s leading lady, actress/model Rhona Mitra, was the first live-action model of the legendary Tomb Raider video game heroine Lara Croft. Also stars Bob Hoskins as Mitra’s likable police chief boss and Alexander Siddig (Dr. Bashir on Star Trek: DS9) plays the British PM.

DarthQuack
04-10-2009, 06:29 PM
Dragonball Evolution. Really good flick if you go into it not expecting a too serious movie, but something fun to enjoy.

Ji'dai
04-11-2009, 03:40 PM
Newly separated neat freak Felix Unger (Jack Lemmon) moves in with divorced slob pal Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau) in the funny 1968 movie adaptation of the Neil Simon play The Odd Couple.

Professor Xavier’s (Patrick Stewart) mutant superheroes Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey, and Wolverine prevent Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants’ nefarious plot to genetically alter world leaders in the enjoyable 2000 comic book adapation X-Men. HBO aired this film in HD so I gave it another viewing.

sith_killer_99
04-11-2009, 07:19 PM
I'm watching The Day the Earth Stood Still....Bill and Ted version on blu-ray. Yes I heard it sucks, and I bought it anyway, what can I say, it came with the original on blu-ray. So really, it's more like I bought the original on blu-ray and it happened to come with the newer version.:thumbsup:

On the down side the only subtitles it has is in Potuguese!?!? WTF?:mad:

Yes, I watch movies with the subtitles and/or CC turned on.:yes:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-11-2009, 08:13 PM
On Thursday, we watched Apocalypse Now, which I had never seen before. It was really good. I want to give it another viewing soon to (hopefully) appreciate it more.

JimJamBonds
04-11-2009, 09:57 PM
Yes, I watch movies with the subtitles and/or CC turned on.:yes:

As do I from time to time.

figrin bran
04-12-2009, 01:41 AM
Monsters vs. Aliens. It was better than what I was expecting and definitely better than your average Dreamworks animated feature.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-12-2009, 08:09 PM
Today we saw Role Models and it was damn hilarious. Great all around.

"F*** you, Miss Daisy!"

Rocketboy
04-12-2009, 11:11 PM
Today we saw Role Models and it was damn hilarious. Great all around.

"F*** you, Miss Daisy!"Just watched it again last night because my brother-in-law hadn't seen it.
Ronnie is awesome.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-13-2009, 12:13 AM
Is the unrated version any different or better?

Rocketboy
04-13-2009, 12:29 AM
Is the unrated version any different or better?As usual for "Unrated" versions, I didn't notice anything different.

EDIT: A quick search turned up this:

The Unrated version of Role Models is three minutes longer than the theatrical cut, and its additions are negligible: a couple of scenes about Martin Gary and his romantic interest in Sturdy Wings founder Gayle Sweeny (Jane Lynch), and a gag where Seann William Scott schools Augie on bizarre bird-mating rituals. Since the commentary is on the theatrical cut only (both cuts are included), this smells more like marketing sham than true "extended cut".So no, there is nothing that different.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-13-2009, 12:45 AM
Thanks for the info. I'll be alright not seeing that one, then. That sounds just like the unrated edition of Superbad, which only had extremely minor differences that didn't really do anything apart from making the movie longer.

Ji'dai
04-14-2009, 05:15 PM
A wealthy businessman (Christopher Walken) intends to corner the microchip market by flooding Silicon Valley in the 1985 Bond film A View to a Kill. Bond (Roger Moore) romances both Tanya Roberts and the statuesque “Mayday” (Grace Jones) all the while foiling Walken’s fiendish plot. Also stars Alison Doody (Dr. Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) and features the title song performed by Duran Duran.

A trail of fake Faberge Eggs leads British agent James Bond (Roger Moore) to an island of beautiful women and a rogue Soviet general intent of nuking a US Air Force base in West Germany in the decent 1983 thriller Octo*****. Features the song “All Time High.”

Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) and Doc Holiday (Victor Mature) romance the same girl and shoot it out with the Clantons and McClaurys at the OK Corral in John Ford’s retelling of the famous gunfight in 1946’s My Darling Clemetine. The 1993 version, Tombstone, is much better.

Unable to find their unit, two Israeli soldiers join a medical transport group evacuating wounded from the front during a 1973 Arab invasion in 2000’s Kippur. Not your typical war movie; in fact, it’s pretty boring as far as war movies go. If you want more info on the war itself, look elsewhere for enlightenment. But it does present a decent depiction of the aggravation and frustration that occurs among soldiers during the “fog of war.”

James Bond (Roger Moore) saves the world from a maniacal supervillian out to destroy the surface dwellers and establish an undersea civilization in in the 1977 action flick The Spy Who Loved Me. Barbara Bach is the Bond girl and the popular henchman "Jaws" (Richard Kiel) returns.

sith_killer_99
04-14-2009, 05:58 PM
Recently watched:

Bolt
Fly Me to the Moon
Escape to Witch Mountain
Perfect Creature
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Original)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Bill and Ted version)

All worth watching, though the last one is only worth watching for the special effects.;)

DarthQuack
04-14-2009, 06:53 PM
I really enjoyed Bolt, especially in HD. Great film. Still think Wall-E was a better movie from '08 though :)

sith_killer_99
04-14-2009, 07:29 PM
I agree, Wall-E was awesome, the whole family enjoyed it!:thumbsup:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-14-2009, 10:04 PM
We watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind in class today after a lecture on blockbusters and the financial side of the film industry in the late 70s, including, of course, Star Wars and Jaws. I saw this movie a few months ago but I was glad to see it again; like last time, it was the version released on DVD. I picked up on a few things I didn't the last time, like the Pinocchio motif and its significance (though I don't know how significant that was supposed to be).

Tycho
04-18-2009, 01:34 PM
Ji'dai you picked some good ones:

I liked A View to a Kill very much. Octo***** was alright. The Spy Who Loved Me was one of Bond's best!

I am eventually going to buy ALL the Bond movies. They're pretty tight.

Ji'dai
04-18-2009, 01:58 PM
Ji'dai you picked some good ones:

I liked A View to a Kill very much. Octo***** was alright. The Spy Who Loved Me was one of Bond's best!

I am eventually going to buy ALL the Bond movies. They're pretty tight. I grew up with Roger Moore as Bond so I have some nostalgia for his films. I doubt I'll actually buy them though. STARZ channels have been showing a number of Bond films for the last few months so I record and watch them.

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A group of court-martialed German paratroopers and their commander (Michael Caine) are enlisted by an officer in the High Command (Robert Duvall) to parachute into Britain and kidnap British PM Winston Churchill and return him to Germany in John Sturges’ watchable 1977 war movie The Eagle has Landed. Features Donald Sutherland in a wonderful role as an Irish expatriate who assists the Germans in the operation. Larry Hagman, Treat Williams, and Donald Pleasance (as Henrich Himmler) costar.

Little Carole Ann Freeling is taken by the violent entities that terrorize her family’s home in the excellent 1982 horror film Poltergeist. Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams play Carole Ann’s anguished parents. When the family flees to the safety of a hotel at the end of the film, watch for the sign that says “Welcome Dr. Fantasy,” (or something to that effect) - a reference to the stage persona of producer Frank Marshall, who often does magic tricks and cake dives during his film’s wrap parties.

JetsAndHeels
04-18-2009, 02:40 PM
I bought Quantum of Solace last week on dvd and just got around to watching it. Awesome flick!! Daniel Craig is great as Bond.

sith_killer_99
04-18-2009, 05:18 PM
I just finished watching the new Dr. Who special "Planet of the Dead" with...

Michelle Ryan!:D

I highly recommend!:thumbsup:

Tycho
04-18-2009, 05:28 PM
If you like Daniel Craig in action films, wait until Defiance comes out! July I think... (the DVD)

I had to see that twice in the theaters.

Kidhuman
04-19-2009, 10:13 AM
I just finished watching the new Dr. Who special "Planet of the Dead" with...

Michelle Ryan!:D

I highly recommend!:thumbsup:

Seconded.....

DarthQuack
04-19-2009, 10:15 AM
Watched The Wizard and Jurassic Park at work so far this morning.

JimJamBonds
04-19-2009, 12:02 PM
Yesterday I saw Paul Blart: Mall Cop II and State of Play and I enjoyed them both.

Ji'dai
04-19-2009, 12:15 PM
Bumbling cuckold Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) steals the show from a suave playboy and professional thief (David Niven) and his nephew (Robert Wagner) in Blake Edward’s 1964 comedy The Pink Panther. Features the famous soundtrack score by Henry Mancini.

A successful buffalo hunter (Chuck Connors) returning to his hometown is mistakenly bushwhacked by three men and branded for being a rustler in the 1966 western Ride Beyond Vengeance. Also stars Michael Rennie (Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still), Claude Akins, Bill Bixby (Dr. Bruce Banner in TV’s The Incredible Hulk, Jamie Farr (Klinger on TV’s M*A*S*H), and Frank Gorshin (The Riddler on TV’s Batman).

JON9000
04-19-2009, 02:54 PM
Bumbling cuckold Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) steals the show from a suave playboy and professional thief (David Niven) and his nephew (Robert Wagner) in Blake Edward’s 1964 comedy The Pink Panther. Features the famous soundtrack score by Henry Mancini.


I'm in love with Claudia Cardinale.

TeeEye7
04-19-2009, 07:44 PM
I'm in love with Claudia Cardinale.

Hopefully Claudia of the 60's and not the Claudia of today......I thought she was hot, too, especially in Once Upon a Time in the West...:love:

sith_killer_99
04-19-2009, 07:53 PM
They are both HOT! jk lol

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-19-2009, 08:12 PM
We watched Rain Man today, since Target had it on sale for $5 yesterday. I'd never seen it before but it was really good. My mom works with a first grader who has autism and they pretty much nailed the depiction of it (or, at least Raymond and the little kid acted very similarly).

JetsAndHeels
04-19-2009, 09:07 PM
Went and saw "Observe and Report" today. I needed to see something that did not require alot of thought...overall I thought it was a pretty decent movie. There were a couple of scenes I could have done without (think Dr. Manhattan but these were not CGI) but it was pretty funny.

Ji'dai
04-20-2009, 04:52 PM
I'm in love with Claudia Cardinale. Join the club :yes:


Hopefully Claudia of the 60's and not the Claudia of today......I thought she was hot, too, especially in Once Upon a Time in the West...:love: Raquel Welch was super hot in the 60s too, but still looks pretty fine. She's just two years younger than Claudia.

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With the help of his Satanist friends and neighbors, a husband (John Cassavetes) mates his wife (Mia Farrow) with the Devil to bring about the birth of the Anti-Christ in Roman Polansky’s decent 1968 horror film Rosemary’s Baby.

A debonair Latin Casanova (George Hamilton) follows in his grandfather’s footsteps and becomes a costumed vigilante until an ankle injury forces him to turn the mantle over to his flamboyant twin brother Bunny (George Hamilton in a dual role) in the 1981 comedy Zorro, the Gay Blade. Co-stars gap-toothed supermodel Lauren Hutton as Zorro’s love interest.

TeeEye7
04-20-2009, 05:02 PM
Raquel Welch was super hot in the 60s too, but still looks pretty fine. She's just two years younger than Claudia.

Boy howdy! This poster adorned my walls for a very long time during my pre-teen and early teen years! :thumbsup: My buddies and I saw One Million Years BC many times!

sith_killer_99
04-20-2009, 07:23 PM
Raquel Welch 68 and still looking hot!:yes:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695248787,00.html

El Chuxter
04-20-2009, 08:01 PM
She has a rare preservative condition called Stevienicksitis.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-20-2009, 08:37 PM
I caught the end of Idiocracy with Luke Wilson on Comedy Central this weekend. It's such an awful film, that I wonder if anyone now realizes just what it's trying to say about current society. I was sucked into it, and sadly saw how possible the plot is... :(

El Chuxter
04-20-2009, 08:43 PM
I recall looking forward to that when I first read about it. The premise is actually pretty decent, and it's by Mike Judge. Sadly, I think (from your comments) that you may even have thought it was better than I did. I had to send Luke Wilson a five dollar bill after seeing that turd.

sith_killer_99
04-20-2009, 11:34 PM
I caught the end of Idiocracy with Luke Wilson on Comedy Central this weekend. It's such an awful film, that I wonder if anyone now realizes just what it's trying to say about current society. I was sucked into it, and sadly saw how possible the plot is... :(

One of the top ten comedies of all time....would you believe top 15....top 20.....what about in the top 100 if viewed with a blindfold?:p

I actually enjoyed the film, nice tip of the hat to Logan's Run.:yes:

DarthQuack
04-20-2009, 11:35 PM
Currently got on the Calgary/Chicago game with the Flames up 3-1 in the 3rd period :)

Slicker
04-21-2009, 04:04 AM
I watched Starship Troopers last night and started watching Smokin' Aces (again) before coming in to work.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-21-2009, 08:10 PM
Currently got on the Calgary/Chicago game with the Flames up 3-1 in the 3rd period :)I loved that movie! Has the DVD come out yet? I can't wait to check out the Deleted Scenes on it. :rolleyes:

As far as Idiocracy goes, I did not find it funny in the least. It was like Dude, Where's My Car? married The Running Man, after having an affair with Futurama.

DarthQuack
04-21-2009, 08:23 PM
Just finished the Futurama films recently, I enjoyed all of them. Hoping for more of a revival of the series....:lipsrsealed:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-21-2009, 09:13 PM
Today we watched Chocolate, the Thai martial arts movie that came out last year, and it was pretty damn sweet. That girl could kick some serious ***! I would definitely recommend this.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-25-2009, 05:04 PM
Double post means you guys need to watch more movies.

On Thursday, we saw DDLJ, or The Brave Lover Takes the Bride, a Hindi-language ("Bollywood") movie. Like others in that category, it was over the top and full of song and dance, even crazier than a normal Hollywood musical. Some of it was unintentionally funny but the actual jokes were also pretty funny. Of note, it had Amrish Puri as the main girl's overbearing father, who we all know as the great Mola Ram!

Jedi_Master_Guyute
04-25-2009, 07:51 PM
My netflix account will be back here in a few weeks, so I should have more reviews in the coming weeks!

in the meantime, if you're a fan of FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, check out the blog I wrote about both shows in Detroit last night! pics! http://whitebrowgigs.livejournal.com/254635.html :thumbsup:

Ji'dai
04-26-2009, 10:22 AM
I've been watching movies, just haven't been on to post recently...

A trail hand (Jim Brown) teams up with a mute half-breed and a gun-slinging gambler (Fred Williamson) and fights off bandits and a bounty hunter (Lee Van Cleef) while delivering his dead boss’s money to his family in the decent 1975 blaxploitation western Take a Hard Ride.

In 1943 Tobruk, a British commando (Richard Burton) enlists a group of POWs to commandeer their German captor’s transports and go behind enemy lines to take out big naval guns prior to an Allied landing in the watchable 1971 war movie Raid on Rommel.

A bounty hunter (Glenn Ford) takes in the teenage son of the outlaw he shot and killed in the 1973 western Santee. Jay Silverheels (Tonto on TV’s The Lone Ranger) plays the foreman on Ford’s ranch.

Ignoring the stern warnings of the local Lama and his order, a botanist (Peter Cushing) joins an expedition searching for the Yeti in the enjoyable 1957 monster movie The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas.

Ji'dai
04-27-2009, 05:08 PM
A rogue government agent (Kirk Douglas) uses a psychic college student (Amy Irving) to find his psychic son, who was kidnapped by a colleague (John Cassavettes) in the 1978 thriller The Fury. A young Daryl Hannah plays one of Irving’s school pals. Denis Franz portrays yet another cop in this one - no surprise there - who is comically held hostage when Douglas commandeers his patrol car.

Good Dr. Jekyll (pronounced Jee-Kill) samples his own potion and becomes the barbarish Mr. Hyde, terrorizes a dance hall girl and attacks his own fiancee in the 1931 movie adaptation of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Of note is the novel use of different layers of make-up and camera filters to effect the transformation of Jekyll to Hyde, a technique that is accomplished by computer “morphing” today.

Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) hires real vampire Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe) to star in his new silent feature Nosferatu in 2000’s excellent “horror” movie Shadow of the Vampire.

An old classic returns as Gojira destroys Tokyo during a colossal battle with a strange alien entity in the rather run-of-the-mill Japanese monster movie Godzilla 2000.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-28-2009, 11:29 PM
Today we saw Wendy and Lucy, from last year. We watched a screener print, so not only was the quality pretty low, but it had a watermark-type thing that scrolled across the bottom several times. It seemed to drag on much longer than its 80-minute running time, which was good for recreating Wendy's mindset, but a little boring. I really didn't care about her, since she seemed stupid and too-cool-for-school from the start, but she got a little better. You could tell they were trying to do an Italian neorealism kind of thing but it wasn't for me.

Ji'dai
04-29-2009, 10:53 AM
After the tragic death of her husband (William Shatner), a woman (Joanna Pettet) must manage the children and run the family’s Wyoming farm in the watchable 1973 western Pioneer Woman. This one seemed like the feature-length pilot of a potential TV series. A young Helen Hunt plays the couple’s preteen daughter.

A recent parolee (Dennis Hopper) of brutal Australian penal colony befriends an aborigine (David Gulpilil) and embarks on a string of robberies and hold-ups on the frontier in the 1976 western Mad Dog Morgan. Also features character actor Bruce Spence in a small role.

The captain (Walter Pidgeon) of an experimental submarine defies orders and implements his plan to prevent the Van Allen radiation belts from cooking the planet in 1961’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Also stars Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, and Peter Lorre. Frankie Avalon sings the title song.

Ji'dai
04-30-2009, 04:35 PM
The peaceful co-existence between humanity and nosferatu is threatened by a rogue vampire in the 2006 mystery/horror film Perfect Creature. Although set during the present day, technology and medical knowledge haven’t really progressed a great deal. Steam power is used for everything, from cars to home heating. Vampires are protected by the church and live to serve humanity. In return, the human faithful donate blood each week so the vampires can feed. The interesting premise can’t really save the film, but vampire lovers will probably enjoy it.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-01-2009, 05:12 PM
In my film class, the final film we saw was The Gleaners and I, a bizarre sort of documentary about French people who take food from fields and the ground and such, as well as how the director, Agnes Verda, sort of gleans images from different sources. It was interesting and kind of fun but not all that great.

In my black studies class, we watched most of Rize, about people in LA who dress as clowns and dance and such. We didn't finish it and the damn idiotic teacher was talking the whole time (he's white but thinks he's black, essentially), but it was pretty interesting. I didn't really know about this subculture so that was cool, but I doubt I'll seek it out to finish it.

Ji'dai
05-02-2009, 10:49 AM
The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) braves the frigid Yukon cold and is forced to make soup from his shoe before striking it rich in the 1925 silent comedy The Gold Rush. This restored version was narrated by Charles Chaplin.

A Harvard-educated marshal (Kris Kristofferson) helps his townspeople fend off an attack from a group of wealthy, elitist ranchers and their personal army in a retelling of the 1892 Johnson County (Wyoming) War in the overlong, often boring 1980 western Heaven’s Gate. Also stars John Hurt as Kristofferson’s former school chum and Christopher Walken as his gun slinging rival for a local ***** (wh0re).

Ji'dai
05-03-2009, 10:55 AM
During the Great Depression, Woody Guthrie (David Carradine) leaves his wife (Melinda Dillon) and children for California, lives and works among the Okies in the shabby Hoovervilles and shantytowns, and finally finds stardom as a folk radio personality in the 1976 biography Bound for Glory. Ronny Cox plays a union organizer and Randy Quaid is a migrant worker that brought his family west in search of a better life.

Baron Frankenstein (Colin Clive) is forced to help another mad scientist create a mate (Elsa Lanchester) for his original monster (Boris Karloff), who survived the first film and returns to strike terror in local villagers in the 1935 sequel Bride of Frankenstein. Includes the iconic scene with the captive Frankenstein monster chained to a huge chair in the local constabulary’s dungeon, a classic image that’s appeared on everything from t-shirts to toys (http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Monsters-2-Figure-Frankenstein/dp/B0001GT2JS).

TeeEye7
05-03-2009, 04:13 PM
Last night I watched Unforgiven on History Channel. Horribly, horribly edited to make it PC. What a shame! Such butchery of a good movie!

Note to Ji'dai: I love the way you always post your movies with a synopsis! :thumbsup:

JetsAndHeels
05-03-2009, 10:01 PM
Saw X Men Origins Wolverine this afternoon. I thought it was a really good movie. I do not think it will be the movie of the summer, but overall I think its a great way to start it off!!

preacher
05-04-2009, 12:26 AM
Seven Pounds

Wil Smith plays a deeply tramautized person stuggling to come to grips with events he caused. To seek redemption he has made it his goal in life to help several people who have been dealt very crappy hands. While helping these people he finds a woman who he falls in love with and he is then forced to choose to either find new happiness or fulfill a destiny he is obsessed to fulfill.

Very powerful, gripping movie. Not even close to what I was expecting (Wil Smith being some sort of angel). There is great significance in the title alone and one of the great payoffs is learning its meaning. This is one of those movies that I liked a lot, but I will probably never see again - at least not for a long time. Along the same lines, emotionally, as Leaving Las Vegas which I have yet to see a second time.

Wil Smith has been choosing roles where is character is very troubled. Hancock, I am Legend, and now Seven Pounds. Not much laughter with this one. But it delivers.

Ji'dai
05-04-2009, 02:10 PM
Note to Ji'dai: I love the way you always post your movies with a synopsis! :thumbsup: Danke! I often watch many obscure, older movies that deserve more than just posting a meaningless title.

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The new marshal (Sean Connery) of a mining installation on a moon of Jupiter links a rash of violent suicides and psychotic behavior among workers to an illegal performance boosting drug being smuggled in by the mine’s manager (Peter Boyle) in the decent 1981 "sci-fi western" Outland.

When his family moves to Missouri, misfit ne‘er-do-well William Bonney (Michael Pollard) makes an uneasy friendship with a violent saloon owner and his ***** (wh0re) in the boring 1972 western Dirty Little Billy. This film dwells on the early teenage life of Billy the Kid and thus is rather dull. Gary Busey has a small role as one of Billy’s few friends.

Ji'dai
05-05-2009, 05:27 PM
A gunfighter (Glenn Ford) who abandoned his wife and family reluctantly partners with the local marshal to track down the Apaches who kidnapped them in the fine 1968 western Day of the Evil Gun.

Wholesome young people spiral downward into wild dancing, premarital sex, and crazy piano playing after being corrupted by the evils of marijuana in the sobering 1936 public service film Reefer Madness (originally called Tell Your Children).

A Chinese couple’s new Filipino maid is haunted by the ghost of their previous hired help, who was burned alive and stashed in a large drum after being raped by the couple’s mentally disabled son in the slow but watchable 2005 film The Maid.

DarthQuack
05-05-2009, 05:41 PM
Saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine today. I really enjoyed it, from all the action to the storyline as well. I hope they can continue with a couple more Origin films.

JimJamBonds
05-07-2009, 10:19 AM
In the last few days I watched Schindler's List and Colditz. The first was great the second... not so much.

Ji'dai
05-07-2009, 08:35 PM
A former ship captain (Charlton Heston) finds success growing pineapples and orchestrates the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani in the fascinating 1970 epic The Hawaiians. This film also follows the family of two Chinese migrant workers, one of whom is quarantined for leprosy. This sequel to Hawaii (1966), is based on the book by James Michener and features a soundtrack by Henry Mancini. Character actor James Hong (David Lo Pan in Big Trouble in Little China) appears early on.

A saloon owner and his wife swindle their young ward when two men (Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy) arrive with the deed to a gold mine she inherited in the 1937 Hal Roach comedy Way Out West.

A young man (David Carradine) with a muscle car and a fan boat runs moonshine in the Everglades and puts a halt to the competing operation run by the father of his girlfriend (Kate Jackson) in the enjoyable 1977 action flick Thunder and Lightning.

OC47150
05-07-2009, 10:03 PM
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I hadn't seen it since Christmas. It's growing on me.

I had a Jackie Chan mini-marathon, too: Operation Condor 1 & 2, First Strike. I need to get Supercop for my collection.

Ji'dai
05-10-2009, 02:37 PM
A wealthy family developing the former property of a rival clan disturbs the resting place of a suspected witch and stirs her descendant (Lon Chaney Jr.) and his coven to take vengeance in the 1964 horror movie Witchcraft.

A classical Jewish pianist (Adrien Brody) lives through the German invasion of Poland, incarceration in the Warsaw Ghetto, and narrowly survives the last days of the war before being liberated in Roman Polanski’s excellent 2002 film The Pianist.

A spinster schoolteacher (Katherine Hepburn) accompanies an aging bounty hunter (John Wayne) on the trail of a gang of outlaws trying to transport stolen nitroglycerine to the town of their next bank robbery in the enjoyable 1975 western Rooster Cogburn.

The offspring (Basil Rathbone) of Victor Frankenstein inherits the family’s castle and learns that his father’s creation (Boris Karloff) is still alive, being cared for by maimed outcast Ygor (Bela Lugosi) in the 1939 horror film Son of Frankenstein.

sith_killer_99
05-10-2009, 03:38 PM
Just finished watching Bedtime Stories with the family. Good movie, my daughter really enjoyed all the silliness.:laugh:

OC47150
05-10-2009, 10:16 PM
Star Trek. Very good movie.

Heroes of Telemark, a 1960s war movie starring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris that chronicles the Norwegian resistance's attempts to prevent the Germans from getting heavy water, which was needed in the Nazis' development of the atomic bomb.

pbarnard
05-11-2009, 10:51 AM
Friday on TCM Thunderball. Sean Connery Star of the Month
Saturday on TCM The Adventures of Robin Hood. My wife thought Eoryl Flynn was so handsome that it was made in the late 60s and not 1938.
Saturday on HBO, Fred Claus. Not seeing it folks. Elf was much better.

Ando
05-11-2009, 11:28 AM
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006).

French spy spoof set in the 1960's. An extremely funny movie if you can deal with subtitles.

Ji'dai
05-11-2009, 03:31 PM
A young man (Harold Lloyd) is sent west by his father to make him a man in the 1920 silent comedy and western parody An Eastern Westerner.

Space men and women sent to colonize a new planet mutiny against their by-the-book captain and the unified world government back home in the 1965 science fiction flick Spaceflight IC-1. Interestingly, one crewman is an emotionless cyborg; his disembodied head is hardwired to a mechanical box on the ship’s bridge. This guy has sacrificed his humanity in order to satisfy the needs of his people. The anti-communist message the movie delivers was kind of a surprise; I wonder if it was made as a right-wing reaction to the Star Trek TV series, with its vision of an utopian society under a single world government.

Dr. Jekyll (Spencer Tracy) transforms into the brutal Mr. Hyde, beats a bawdy girl (Ingrid Bergman), and attacks his fiancee (Lana Turner) in the 1942 horror movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

pbarnard
05-14-2009, 10:19 AM
The Madoff Affair on Frontline. Basically, how to run a multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme. Have rich friends who you'll betray who'll get their rich friends to give you more money and have every deny you're doing the investing.

China's Unnatural Disaster. This was all about the earthquake last year, from the grief to the parents demanding justice/answers and a few government officals inept attempts at saying "We'll fix it". Sad. Really sad. I did however learn a new phrase in chinese that is not polite and more vicious than anything we have in English. One enraged farmer said it to the town's mayor.

Blue2th
05-14-2009, 11:22 AM
China's Unnatural Disaster. This was all about the earthquake last year, from the grief to the parents demanding justice/answers and a few government officals inept attempts at saying "We'll fix it". Sad. Really sad. I did however learn a new phrase in chinese that is not polite and more vicious than anything we have in English. One enraged farmer said it to the town's mayor.
I saw that.
This more than anything is sowing the seeds of another revolution over there.

pbarnard
05-14-2009, 12:04 PM
Actually no. It's the uneven application of laws and the dual status of citizen "castes". There's a hit and run case that has those with internet in an uproar. I'm tired of hearing about it at home already.

Ando
05-14-2009, 02:48 PM
Saw the new Star Trek in the theater last night and then came home and watched Pitchmen on Discovery.

Ji'dai
05-14-2009, 05:37 PM
After their government capitulates to the Allies, Italian civilians in Naples rise up against their German occupiers in the interesting 1962 war movie The Four Days of Naples. Features Aldo Giuffre (the Union captain commanding the bridge assault in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly).

Two notorious outlaws (Robert Redford & Paul Newman) escape capture in the US by fleeing to Bolivia, where they take up their old habits until being gunned down in a hail of fire in the fun 1969 western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Costars Katherine Ross as a schoolteacher who accompanies Butch and Sundance to South America.

A medical student discovers that a secret society of doctors, students, and staff are conducting experimental dissection on the living in the awful 2000 German horror movie Anatomy. This version was dubbed in English, which made it that much worse.

A circus owner (Lee J. Cobb), his acrobatic wife (Anne Bancroft), and their star primate (or someone in costume) are the prime suspects in a recent spate of employee killings in the 1954 horror/mystery Gorilla at Large. Also features a young Lee Marvin as one of the flatfoots assigned to watch the caged gorilla and patrol the grounds.

OC47150
05-14-2009, 07:39 PM
The Professionals, a 1960s western starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Woody Strode and Robert Ryan who were hired by Ralph Bellamy to rescue his wife from the evil Mexican bandit Jack Palance.

Thunderball and You Only Live Twice. Great Bond movies by the best Bond. :thumbsup:

Ji'dai
05-15-2009, 07:35 PM
The captain (Laurence Fishburne) of a rescue ship is dispatched to Neptune at the behest of a scientist (Sam Neill) to investigate the reappearance of an experimental faster-than-light spaceship, thought lost seven years earlier during its maiden test flight in the 1997 horror movie Event Horizon. After docking with the derelict spacecraft, the rescuers discover the mauled remains of the ship’s crew and find that the craft has crossed dimensional boundaries and brought a malevolence back with it. Kathleen Quinlan plays one of Fishburne‘s officers. Was broadcast in HD so I gave it a another look.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) enlists the help of the legendary Captain Kirk (William Shatner) to prevent a scientist from destroying a star in the so-so 1994 science fiction film Star Trek: Generations. Was broadcast in HD but the film print had a lot of smudges and pops, made only worse in high-def.

An ambitious real estate agent (Joan Collins) and her prospective clients flee from giant mutated ants on a small island in the Florida Keys in the laughable 1977 horror movie Empire of Ants. Based on a story by H.G. Wells, this film takes a twist in the second half as the survivors learn that the town where they’ve fled to safety is actually under the mind control of the queen ant; and the townspeople are compelled to subdue outsiders to help harvest sugarcane for their ant masters.

Ji'dai
05-17-2009, 12:24 PM
Allied paratroopers and armored columns fall under fierce German counterattack during the ill-fated Operation MARKET GARDEN in the 1977 epic war movie A Bridge Too Far. General Montgomery’s bold plan to end the war by Christmas 1944 featured a single thrust into occupied territory by seizing several bridges which would allow Allied forces to simply drive straight into Germany and on to Berlin. Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Robert Redford, and James Caan star.

The curmudgeonly owner of a rural bed and breakfast preys upon his guests by either cutting them down with his scythe or feeding them to his pet alligator in the horrible 1976 horror movie Eaten Alive. Features Robert England (of Freddy Krueger fame) as the cocky young stud named “Buck.” England actually delivers the line, “I’m 'Buck,' and I came to ****,” during a scene at the local *****house - which likely inspired Quentin Tarentino to include the line in Kill Bill, Vol. 1.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-17-2009, 03:02 PM
I watched Blade Runner for the first time yesterday; it seemed to be the 1992 version. It was pretty good, but the serious pacing issues in the first half or so were kind of a killer. The production design was pretty cool, but otherwise, it's not one of my favorites.

sith_killer_99
05-17-2009, 03:24 PM
What happens when Veronica Mars teams up with the tall goofy guy from How I Met Your Mother?

Forgetting Sarah Marshal, honestly I could have done without the full frontal shots. Overall, the movie was funny, and it certainly had it's moments, but it was far from great. I did enjoy their little conversation about the horrible movie she stared in about the cell phone calls. lol

OC47150
05-17-2009, 08:47 PM
James Bond gets married -- and widowed -- and fights SPECTRE in the Swiss Alps in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Of all the Bond movies, I've wondered what this one would've been like if Connery starred in it and not George Lazenby. George did a commendable job. OHMSS is a decent movie, and over the years it's earned more respect.

I had the opportunity to attend a 30th anniversary screening of Alien. It was the director's cut (and included the Dallas scene), and it was great! So great that I stopped and bought the Alien 3-pack on the way home and started watching Aliens that night.

JetsAndHeels
05-17-2009, 09:27 PM
Saw Star Trek again at the IMAX yesterday.

Right now I am watching the Simpsons episode from tonight that I dvr'd.

Tycho
05-17-2009, 09:52 PM
I love the new Star Trek movie and may go see it for my 3rd time after Breaking Bad comes on TV in a few minutes.

Last night my apartment complex's social events coordinator had a movie night screening of Jim Carrey's "YES MAN" out in the park that forms the center of my living community. It was pretty good. Terrence Stamp had a big role in it as a religious cult leader or whatever. In terms of Carrey movies, it was no where near as good as Liar Liar, but I'd recommend it for a good date movie as it has that romantic comedy aspect to it and the girl is cute.

Ji'dai
05-18-2009, 04:53 PM
A young solicitor travels to Romania to meet his new client, the sinister Count Orlok (Max Schreck), who feeds on the blood of the living in F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent horror film Nosferatu.

After the death of their despised patriarch, the members of a wealthy family soon die one by one in the way each most feared in the 1964 horror movie The Curse of the Living Corpse. A young Roy Scheider plays a disgruntled alcoholic son.

In the 1954 public service film The House in the Middle, the “National Clean Up - Paint Up - Fix Up Bureau,” with the cooperation of The Federal Civil Defense Administration, explains how to protect your suburban home from the excessive heat generated by an atomic bomb blast on a nearby city. Features several examples of the effects of atom bomb tests on fake houses, and how homes with varying degrees of clutter inside or out tend to catch fire more quickly than a tidy, well-kept yard and house. They also recommend painting the home often, especially with white paint, as light colors reflect heat and paint protects wood exteriors from drying out and rotting, which can catch fire quickly, resulting in the total loss of the structure. Although the shockwave from the bomb explosion practically rips the roofs and exterior sheathing from all the test houses, the well-maintained homes are less likely to catch fire. This public service film was only 15 minutes long, but I loved every minute of it. An excellent example of Cold War era propaganda to calm growing public fears of nuclear annihilation. Great stuff!

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-18-2009, 05:57 PM
I somehow didn't know that we got the Encore channels, so I've set up the DVR to get quite a few good movies from there (and other channels as well). Today, then, I watched Death Proof, the second part of Grindhouse. It was pretty fun and the action was really good. I think it could have been better with less dialogue, honestly, since it wasn't supposed to be a very thought-provoking movie anyway. I guess it had to be the extended edition, then.

sith_killer_99
05-18-2009, 09:41 PM
I LOVED Death Proof I even went out and bought the soundtrack after I watched the movie about 5 times!

Hang up the Chick habit, hang it up baby.:thumbsup:

Ji'dai
05-21-2009, 04:08 PM
A US Army captain (George Segal) and his men must take and hold a vital bridge over the Rhine in the excellent 1969 war movie The Bridge at Remagen. Robert Vaughn plays the German colonel who delays blowing the bridge in an attempt to evacuate remaining German troops trapped between the Allied advance and the Rhine River. This film was about as entertaining as Band of Brothers and features plenty of furious high-speed tank combat and infantry battles.

While hiding out in a condemned elementary school, a pair of kidnappers discover that the little girl they’re holding for ransom has been dead for a year in the strange 2005 Japanese horror film Pray.

In the closing days of the Civil War, a Confederate captain (George Hamilton) leads his men on a daring escape from a Union POW camp and kidnaps the woman (Inger Stevens) of the US Army Major (Glenn Ford) who is ordered to recapture the prisoners in the watchable 1967 western A Time for Killing. Features Harry Dean Stanton as one of Hamilton’s men and a young “Harrison J. Ford” (yep… Indiana Jones & Han Solo) plays one of the Union soldiers.

OC47150
05-21-2009, 08:44 PM
Since I started Alien and Aliens, I had to finish the box set with Alien 3. It's been a long time since I've seen this, probably years. It was a little better than I remember. I'd still like to see the director's cut with the alternative opening and ending.

A friend lent me complete series of Spaced, a Simon Pegg sitcom about two slackers who pretend to be a couple to get a nice apartment. It was hilarious!! It was only on 2 seasons, with 7 episodes each season. I found myself watching about 10 episodes the first day. I wondered, why hadn't some American try to copy this for American TV. Then I thought again: they'd probably ruin it.

Sean Connery is an outcast marshal in Outland, a sci-fi mystery set on a mining colony on the moon of Io. Peter Boyle (Frank Barone!!) is the mining operation manager who tries to keep operations going during the investigation.

Ando
05-22-2009, 11:37 AM
A friend lent me complete series of Spaced, a Simon Pegg sitcom about two slackers who pretend to be a couple to get a nice apartment. It was hilarious!! It was only on 2 seasons, with 7 episodes each season. I found myself watching about 10 episodes the first day. I wondered, why hadn't some American try to copy this for American TV. Then I thought again: they'd probably ruin it.

They have tried. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1143914/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1143914/)

I loved Spaced. I have the 3 disc Region 2 Collectors' Edition and need to watch it again.

Saw Terminator Salvation last night. Eh? I enjoyed it, but Star Trek is still the Sci Fi franchise summer movie to beat.

Ji'dai
05-23-2009, 01:24 PM
A bear awakens from hibernation to find that a factory has been built over his den and the plant’s head honchos refuse to believe his protestations that he’s not “a silly man wearing a fur coat and needing a shave” in Chuck Jones’ 1967 cartoon The Bear That Wasn’t. This cartoon was based on a popular children’s book and was the last short MGM ever made; even production on cat and mouse superstars Tom & Jerry had been cancelled.

A straight line tries to impress a dot, who’s hopelessly infatuated with a non-conformist squiggly line in Chuck Jones’ Oscar-winning 1965 cartoon The Dot and the Line. This short was made for MGM, who hired Jones to produce Tom & Jerry shorts after he was fired from Warner Brothers for a contract violation in 1963.

Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd parody Wagner in Chuck Jones’ 1957 musical cartoon What’s Opera, Doc?. This short had nearly twice the number of backgrounds (104) than a typical Looney Toons cartoon (around 60) and required a longer production time. I always get this one confused with the Rabbit of Seville, my personal favorite, which pokes fun at Rossini’s operas and features barber Bugs giving Elmer a shave and a haircut to the overture from The Barber of Seville.

During a demolition project, a workman opens the building’s time capsule and finds a box with a singing frog in the classic 1955 Chuck Jones’ cartoon One Froggy Evening. Thinking the amphibian (Michigan J. Frog) will make him rich beyond his dreams, he soon invests everything he has to showcase the animal, but the frog won’t sing for anyone but him. Destitute and despondent, the man puts the frog and box back, where it’s discovered in the future by yet another workman who gets the same idea as his ill-fated predecessor did so many years before. I loved this toon’s story ever since I was a kid, especially the scene in the future at the end. This short has an almost Twilight Zone feeling to it.

Daffy Duck is tormented by his own animator (who turns out to be Bugs Bunny) in the novel 1953 Chuck Jones’ cartoon Duck Amuck. One of the oldest of the Looney Toons (even older than Bugs), Daffy first appeared opposite Porky Pig in 1937.

Bugs Bunny travels to the moon and meets another space traveler, this one from Mars, who plans to blow up the earth in Chuck Jones’ 1948 cartoon Haredevil Hare. This toon features the first appearance of Marvin the Martian, though he would not officially be named until some 40 years later.

A Mexican hairless finds herself the unwanted object of affection of skunk Pepe LePew in Chuck Jones’ 1947 cartoon Scent-imental Over You. The infamous Looney Toons lothario first appeared in 1945 under the moniker “Stinky.”

Elmer Fudd gets closer to nature with his new photography hobby until he meets a wild hare that won’t cooperate in Chuck Jones’ 1940 cartoon Elmer’s Candid Camera. This toon marked the first appearance of Elmer Fudd, though slightly different than later incarnations. The rabbit is definitely an early version of Bugs Bunny.

A cute lil’ cat named Sniffles meets a bookworm in a quaint bookstore where all the story characters come to life to sing and dance until the Frankenstein monster awakens and spoils the party in Chuck Jones’ 1939 cartoon Sniffles and the Bookworm.

Two dogs on the run hide in a magician’s house and are confounded by the wizard’s bag of tricks and tormented by the rabbit in the hat in Chuck Jones’ 1939 cartoon Prest-O, Change-O. The rabbit is an early forerunner of Bugs Bunny, but looks nothing like the famous hare.

When his old man is laid up in bed with the flu, a kitten is sent to guard the kitchen from tough mice in the 1938 cartoon The Night Watchman, Chuck Jones’ directorial debut.

Cartoon animator Charles Jones’ recollection of his childhood and youth is brought to life through animated sketches in the interesting 2009 documentary Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-23-2009, 09:24 PM
Today I saw Rear Window. It was really interesting and (of course) suspenseful, being a Hitchcock movie and whatnot.

TeeEye7
05-24-2009, 10:10 AM
Obviously, this is from a Chuck Jones collection of some sorts. Your list of viewings are masterpieces IMO. I grew up watching each one of these (some were actually made before I was born! ;)). Can you advise the name of the collection and where you found it, please? Great stuff!



A cute lil’ cat named Sniffles meets a bookworm in a quaint bookstore where all the story characters come to life to sing and dance until the Frankenstein monster awakens and spoils the party in Chuck Jones’ 1939 cartoon Sniffles and the Bookworm.

Not to nitpick, but only to clarify, Sniffles was a mouse. He was featured in a couple of other 'toons as well. One that used to disturb me as a little tyke was one in which an electric shaver comes to life and, somehow, the two become drunk (I don't remember how....it's been a while since I've seen it) and sing a duet of "How Dry I Am" (the shaver's "voice" bothered me for some reason then). Weird and wacky stuff but absolutely wonderful!

Ji'dai
05-24-2009, 11:35 AM
Obviously, this is from a Chuck Jones collection of some sorts. Your list of viewings are masterpieces IMO. I grew up watching each one of these (some were actually made before I was born! ;)). Can you advise the name of the collection and where you found it, please? Great stuff! The Chuck Jones documentary and cartoon shorts aired on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) some time ago. I DVR'ed them and just now got around to watching them due to my backlog. (I tend to record 3-4 movies a day but only have time to watch 1 or 1-1/2 a day.) TCM is probably my favorite channel. It's possible that they may rebroadcast this collection since the documentary was a TCM original production. They may also sell the collection over on their website (http://www.tcm.com/shopping/index/).



Not to nitpick, but only to clarify, Sniffles was a mouse. He was featured in a couple of other 'toons as well. One that used to disturb me as a little tyke was one in which an electric shaver comes to life and, somehow, the two become drunk (I don't remember how....it's been a while since I've seen it) and sing a duet of "How Dry I Am" (the shaver's "voice" bothered me for some reason then). Weird and wacky stuff but absolutely wonderful! I stand corrected about Sniffles! Mouse, cat, dog... they're all rodents to me ;) I think I've seen the one with the electric shaver, it sounds familiar.

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Professor Abraham Van Helsing (Laurence Olivier) confronts Count Dracula (Frank Langella) when insane asylum chief Doctor Seward (Donald Pleasance) summons him concerning the mysterious death of Helsing’s daughter Mina in this 1979 retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. John Williams composed the film’s score. I think Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 version is better and more faithful to the original novel.

TeeEye7
05-24-2009, 11:48 AM
Thanks for the info!
I'm a TCM fan, too. They've got an amazing inventory.

JimJamBonds
05-24-2009, 01:31 PM
I watched Old School last night at 2-1B along with a few assorted snipits from Little Miss Sunshine and Brothers Salomon.

Tycho
05-24-2009, 11:24 PM
I rented Mall Cop. It was cute I guess. You can enjoy it anyway.

I also got Fan Boys, and it was great. I posted more on it in the Fan Boys thread.

Two others I rented at the same time (Night at the Museum and Taken) will be discussed later after I watch them.

Ji'dai
05-25-2009, 12:31 PM
A Greek demigod (Steve Reeves) rescues a princess, joins Jason and the Argonauts’ quest for the golden fleece, escapes from the Isle of the Amazons, and restores Jason to his father’s throne in the okay 1959 Italian muscle-man picture Hercules.

A scientist horribly charred in a near-fatal accident is turned into a violence-prone cyborg by his employer and escapes to seek revenge on those responsible in the 1986 science fiction film The Vindicator. Although an obvious rip-off of Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop (1985), this film wasn’t all that bad, but it has none of the satiric charm of Verhoeven‘s classic. Pam Grier plays the martial arts master “Hunter,” who is hired by the company to recapture the cyborg.

Tycho
05-25-2009, 04:05 PM
Night At the Museum is worth seeing. I rented this and now want to go out and see the sequel.

It's a feel-good light comedy with nice effects, but it achieves everything it sets out to do.

On that note: watch it.

JetsAndHeels
05-25-2009, 04:17 PM
I saw Terminator: Salvation last night.

Currently I am watching the Land of the Lost marathon on sci-fi. Got to love those cheesy shows!!

JimJamBonds
05-25-2009, 07:12 PM
A Greek demigod (Steve Reeves) rescues a princess, joins Jason and the Argonauts’ quest for the golden fleece, escapes from the Isle of the Amazons, and restores Jason to his father’s throne in the okay 1959 Italian muscle-man picture Hercules.

I remember the boys on Mystery Science Theater 3000 watching a couple of the Steve Reeves movies.... man those were bad!

TeeEye7
05-26-2009, 02:52 AM
I've been watching the Deadliest Catch marathon.

I've not seen it until now. I always thought this was a lame premise. Who cares about crab fisherman? Well, I've really changed my mind! This has been a real surprise! It's educational, dramatic, soap opera-ish, tense, comedic.....more than I imagined! Discovery Channel (which I watch religiously) now has a new viewer for that show! :thumbsup:

Tycho
05-26-2009, 11:13 AM
My cousin recommended "Once Upon A Time In America," and "Field of Dreams." Anyone seen those?

sith_killer_99
05-26-2009, 01:39 PM
My cousin recommended "Once Upon A Time In America," and "Field of Dreams." Anyone seen those?

Is this a joke?

Once Upon a Time in America is an EPIC classic, Robet De Niro and James Woods, next to the Godfather Trilogy it is a must see film for any fan of Gangster/American Mob flicks. One word of caution the original film is 229 minutes long. I believe the DVD was only released in it's original format. If you get the shorter version (about 90 min. shorter) then you got robbed of the true film experience.

Field of Dreams is another classic, I thought everyone had watched at least once. Kevin Costner in the movie with one of the most famous lines ever "If you build it, he will come".

Wow, if you haven't watched either of these 2 films, then you should!