An Inconvenient Truth. Al Gore with the power point, who does get the facts right, because once he gave the correct definition of global warming in the beginning which has nothing to do with air temperatures, I decided to pay attention.
I saw MIB II for the first time last night on TNT. I actually forgot they made a sequel for it. It wasn't bad, but it never distinguished itself much from the first one.
Also, I bought Krystof Keislowski's Tricolor Trilogy, Blue, White, and Red on DVD off of E-Bay. Even though these are foreign films, these are hot fudge sundaes for your eyes and are great movies for those who are interested in the craft of movie-making. Juliette Binoche, and Julie Delpy are two of the recognizable actors from the series. Very worthwhile to view.
I watched Children of Men yesterday afternoon. Pretty decent movie. A good what if this ever happened type thing. Clive Owen gives a good performance as does Michael Caine and the short appearanced Julianne Moore. I would recommend watching it.
Also caught Shawshank Redemtion on Max last night. An oldie, but with out a doubt a goodie. Every time I watch it, I find it hard to believe its a King Short story(because its non horror, but then again, Different Seasons really wasnt a horror oriented book)
Nor was The Green Mile.
Watched The Exorcism of Emily Rose a couple nights ago. As I said in the 'Best Horror movies' thread (reason I watched it), this is one of the better horror/possession/satan movies out there. I like the approach they took to this movie, on trial, flashing back to Emily while telling her story; it was a tad different for a horror movie, but it worked extremely well. Lots of really freaky, creepy parts in this movie; some scenes are actually really scary, which is difficult to find in horror movies these days (usually its just a lot of gore). If you enjoyed The Exorcist, horror movies in general, or just want to watch a quality (horror) flick, this one comes highly recommended. :thumbsup:
I've also watched the first disc of the 30 Rock dvd set and started the second disc last night. I've heard good things about this show so I decided I'd catch up on it before the second season airs (and my brother is forcing me to watch it). The first few shows were a little slow, still funny. The past several episodes that I've watched have been really funny. Alec Bladwin is just outstanding. Tina Fey does a good job as does Tracy Morgan. This is a pretty good show thus far and I'm glad I decided to give it a go. :thumbsup:
"They've adapted "The Rural Juror?" I'm a huge Kevin Grisham fan!" lol :thumbsup:
I also continued my Bond marathon.
"For Your Eyes Only"- A terrific film and one of the better Bonds- Rating ***1/2 out of ****
"Octo*****"- too long, too confusing, and too bad. I did LOVE Q's line at the end of the film though. Other than that, not a good flick- Rating ** out of ****
"A View to Kill"- Although Moore does show his age a tad in this one, it's still a fun flick with lots of great action scenes and a great Christopher Walken as the over the top Max Zorin. I really enjoyed it. Rating- *** out of ****
That's it for the Moore Era. Bring on the Timothy Dalton era.....all two films of it. :crazed:
Octo***** I wasn't too enthralled with either. The whole clown sequence put 007 down a few notches on what I envisioned him as.
AVTK has to be the worst Moore era Bond movie. I think Bond was in his mid to late 50s when the movie was made. His stunt doubles got more screen time than Roger did. Still, Moore was charasmatic in that flick, and he never lost his wit or sense of humor. Stacy on the other hand, has to be one of the worst Bond girls to date. She sounded like Anna Nicole Smith when she had to deliver some technical lines regarding the underground fault around the Bay Area. And the way she was always put in danger having to be rescued made you loathe her.
Enjoy the Dalton era JMG. I think you'll like the Living Daylights and maybe License to Kill.
As far as Bond girls go, do you recall that blond gal from "Man with the Golden Gun?" She was by far the most useless girl, ever. It was like jar jar with breasts. At least Stacy was psuedo productive in the flick.
And i'm lookin' forward to the Dalton era. Only six more films and then topping it with with a seventh flick with another viewing of "Casino Royale." Then I can put this six month Bond marathon to rest. :thumbsup:
And Moonraker is certainly one of the worst Bond entries, with its local cable channel special effects and bizarre plot, but up until Bond landed in Brazil, I thought the movie was solid. Diamonds Are Forever gets my nod for the most horrid entry.
Enjoy the rest of your viewing.