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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #645 on: September 26, 2012, 06:53:28 pm »
Gangs of New York (2002)



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« Reply #646 on: September 27, 2012, 07:32:29 pm »
The New Guy (2002)



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« Reply #647 on: September 27, 2012, 11:18:10 pm »
Coyote Ugly (2000)



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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #648 on: September 28, 2012, 06:57:01 am »
The Avengers



I didnít expect much and pretty much got what I expected. Then again, Iím a fish out of water. Not really getting or understanding the super hero genre. The Avengers just confused me more by presenting a huge leap of faith by accepting this team of crime fighters from vastly different backgrounds, time, worlds and philosophies.

I really enjoy the Ironman movies. I enjoyed Thor and for the most part enjoyed Captain AmericaÖ on their own terms. Itís the bringing together the characters that lost me.

I really could only relate to the human characters like Stark, the girl and the archer guy. But even then I didnít understand their skills and part of the story. Starks dialog was witty, biting and satirical. As genius as he is and makes the most logical sense, I donít get how he just accepts Thor, Hulk or Captain America. I found that completely contrary to his character.

My favorite scene are when all the Avengers are in the lab, blaming each other. Great comments and perspectives. I just wish the whole movie had that kind of deeper meaning and dialog. I found the Avengers, just a light coating of story of a bad guy from another world planning on conquering the world and only a hint Nick Fury might have some dark secrets. Itís a pretty shallow story, just waiting for the action scenes.

So now that itís clear Iím not able to fully appreciate this genre of movie storytelling, letís just get to the movie itself. Itís gorgeous. The sets are gorgeous and epic in size. New York backdrop, flying aircraft carrier, jets, city block size flying metallic creatures, alien armies. And pretty much all this gets pretty torn up or destroyed.

To me the 3rd act of the movie was letís just throw every conceivable action, graphic, special effect we can. Ramp up the chaos to a maddening pace and visual. I felt it was like the Transformer movies, where even a large screen could not hold everything going on. Iím sure this was a wet dream to those who love this genre. It just made me watch the clock.

The movie is obviously not for me, so take my opinions with a HUGE grain of salt. I suggest a rent.
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« Reply #649 on: September 28, 2012, 07:26:03 am »
#30 on the wait list. Knowing your disdain for Superhero flicks, Imma take your review with a grain of salt, pepper and sand paper.
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« Reply #650 on: September 28, 2012, 07:47:07 am »
Ya, it's best not even listen to me on those things.
I'm talking out my ass and not a clue.
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« Reply #651 on: September 28, 2012, 08:36:40 pm »
Mission: Impossible III (2006)



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« Reply #652 on: September 29, 2012, 10:02:33 pm »
We Bought A Zoo (2011)



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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #653 on: September 30, 2012, 08:49:23 pm »
Think Like a Man

This just blew me away with just constant humor and sharp writing. Typically movies like this come out of the gate very funny but loose steam halfway through. I found myself laughing out loud to the end. The quick dialog, great characters and comedic actors made this so much fun to watch. Hey it had two of my fav comedians Kevin Hart and Romany Malco. When these guys were on the screen, they just stole the lines.

And the fine, fine women had my heart pounding from their beauty. Of course my girlfriend Gabrielle Union was a big part of it. Though they delivered the straight lines, they perfectly set up the men for the funny.

5 friends with different women issues, Momma's Boy, The Player, The Non-Committed, The divorced man, all had great lines, some so rapid fire, it was difficult to keep up with.

I highly recommend this. Consistently funny and charming through out.



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« Reply #654 on: September 30, 2012, 08:52:24 pm »
Think Like a Man


Interesting. Will definitely check this out. Adding to Hold List.
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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #655 on: September 30, 2012, 08:55:07 pm »
Snow White and the Huntsman

I guess I'm finding fantasy films for the most part are just not my thing. I thought this looked good, but just left me bored despite some very cool magical scenes. The characters were OK. Charlize Theron was awesome. Chris Hemsworth was OK, Kristen Stewart I just don't understand the praise. She's got one look of angst and that's pretty much it throughout the film.

I gave it an hour, but after little happening, I started to NOT watch it. I feel asleep the last half hour. I can't recommend this at all. Wasn't fantastical or interesting.
 

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« Reply #656 on: September 30, 2012, 09:00:32 pm »
Lola Versus

This was not a horrible film, but it wasn't much more than movie on CW or Lifetime. The constant struggle of a woman after her fiance calls off the wedding. Just about every situation has been shown in any movie before. Zero surprises.

Not bad, not good.




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« Reply #657 on: October 02, 2012, 10:03:50 am »
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)



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« Reply #658 on: October 02, 2012, 10:44:21 pm »
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)



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« Reply #659 on: October 03, 2012, 05:41:08 pm »
Finally, I got to see this...

Art of Flight

Probably the most artistic gorgeous film Iíve witnessed. If you watch the ĎMaking ofí it becomes obvious why. The makers of the film invested in some of the best Cineflex cameraís available and used every method available to make the footage just awe inspiring. The techniqueís (slow-mo, ultra slow-mo, helicopters, RC copters, cranes, attached cameraís, etc are mixed and balanced throughout.

I believe filming snow landscapes has its shares of challenges, but these guys captured it perfectly.

This is more an art film than a documentary. Pretty much just capturing amazing moments. Its artistic filming where they are capturing these athletes performing on a backdrop of earthly snow canvases, few humans get to see.

The snowboarders: These guys are true athletes and I now know what No Fear means. Jaw dropping stunts down the side of mountains.

Iím sure some people are confused by the title of flight, especially if they are not familiar with snowboarding, but flight is demonstrated in so many ways here. The hang times these guys get are just tremendous.

For a snow boarder, this is a wet dream of a film. I loved it despite I will never do it or want to do it. It was just amazing to watch. It did feel a little long towards the end, but thatís a very small nit. Most of the music fits nicely with the editing. There was one song just annoying.

Very little talking except for some comments and a voice over. The movie is all in the visuals.


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